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A three-point memo regarding Hasidic Yeshiva education and the changes to education regulations adopted by the New York State Department of Education. Legal: According to a New York law from the 1800s, private school students must receive an education that is at least "substantially equivalent" to those at public schools. This is an abstract term with limited meaning, yet opponents of Yeshivas claim that Yeshivas are non-compliant. When asked for specifics, opponents pushed for new regulations that would render many Yeshivas afoul of the old law. This is akin to saying, "Vehicles doing 50 MPH violate existing law," but when asked which law, the answer is, "the new speed limit of 30 MPH that is being implemented now." This is an absurd development of events. Besides, failures in NY public schools such as high absenteeism and 55% of all students – including 90% of English Language Learners – failing standardized tests – have led to a lowering of standards by regulators, not a tightening of rules as done against Yeshivas. Curriculum: Hasidic boys are in school more hours per day and more days per year than publicschool students. Yeshiva detractors use the terms "religious studies" and "Judaic studies" to suggest that the curriculum is only stories and prayers when said studies include history, geography, geometric concepts, legal theory, and business ethics presented in a way that sharpens critical thinking. The standard Yeshiva also provides English instruction and other “secular” subjects. True, "religious" and "Judaic" studies are structured differently than public school studies, but the law requires substantial equivalency, not substantial sameness. Taken together, Yeshiva students receive more than a sound, basic education. Outcomes: Hasidic-populated neighborhoods shine with peace and tranquility, strong family and communal foundations, charitable institutions, volunteerism to help Jews and non-Jews, civic engagement, low crime rates, and almost no homelessness or youth criminality. 99% of the population lives in married-couple households, and 97% of Hasidic households have at least one breadwinner. The employment level among Hasidic men is similar to the rest of society. However, because Hasidim tend to marry as young adults and build families, it impacts income and poverty levels in two ways: A) People in their 20s earn only half of those in their mid-40s, even if both have the same education. B) More children at home impacts poverty rates because the rate is calculated by measuring income relative to family size. Indeed, the Poverty Rate in Hasidicpopulated areas for older individuals is comparable to the rest of New York because the young age impact on income and family size is gone. Hasidim have these excellent results despite receiving less than $1,400 in annual taxpayer school funds per student, while public school students receive more than $25,000. (Vouchers and lunch are not included in this number.) Paid for by OJPAC. The mission of the Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council (OJPAC) is to counter the defamation of the Orthodox Jewish Community and to champion civil rights and civil liberties. OJPAC is a not-for-profit organization recognized as tax-exempt under IRS Code section 501(c)(3).


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EDITOR’S NOTE

HOLLY PRETSKY

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GOV. KATHY HOCHUL prompted a mixed response when she announced the end of the public transit mask mandate earlier this month. The decision was backed by the state’s health commissioner, Dr. Mary Bassett, and many subway and bus riders in New York City had already stopped wearing masks anyway. But for people who are still being extra cautious about COVID-19, including those with compromised immune systems, the announcement was understandably unwelcome. (WNYC had a great story on this last week.) Mask use is most effective when everyone is buying in, and this is a city where public transit is often the only option for getting around. Here’s my humble suggestion: Why not designate specific subway cars for people who want and need to wear masks? It’s not a new idea. Amtrak has quiet cars, and in many places including Mexico, Japan, India, Egypt and Germany, there are train cars designated for women in an effort to combat sexual assault. Am I naive to hope that clear signs, mutual respect and sideways glances would be motivation enough to make sure everyone has a way to ride the train and feel comfortable? Columbia University epidemiologist Dr. Wafaa El-Sadr thinks so. Asked about the idea, she told our Annie McDonough: “It’s going to be very hard, when you consider the number of subway cars. … If you can’t enforce it, it just makes it very frustrating for everybody involved.” But assistant professor of population health at New York University Anna Bershteyn was more optimistic: “You’d have to be careful, of course, because sometimes on the subway you’re just packed like sardines, and you get in where you can get in. But it’s a really appealing concept. … For people to have that little bit of safety when they need it, and a choice when they don’t need it, that’s a really appealing idea.”

CONTENTS FIRST READ … 4 The week that was

AWAITING SIGNATURE … 8 Bills ready to be sent to Hochul

OUTDOOR DINING … 10 Making it a NYC fixture EVICTIONS … 14

Is the state prepared for another potential crisis?

GUN STOPS … 18 JAMES DINNEEN; SPENCER PLATT/GETTY IMAGES

Stop and frisk is on the rise again

RUDY GIULIANI … 20

A new book from Andrew Kirtzman

SOCIAL MEDIA … 26

How the Fetterman vs. Oz race in PA is redefining digital campaigning The New York City Council is working on a framework to make outdoor dining permanent.

WINNERS & LOSERS … 38 Who was up and who was down last week


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teeth to a state law that requires private schools to offer an education “substantially equivalent” to public schools. Those not in compliance could lose access to public funding.

“When does the hard part start?” – New York City Mayor Eric Adams, in response to hearing that being mayor is the second-hardest job in the U.S. at the National Press Club Alarming reporting by The New York Times detailed the failures of many yeshivas to sufficiently educate their students in secular subjects.

NEW ERA OF OVERSIGHT ON YESHIVAS?

Allegations that many of New York’s Hasidic Jewish private schools have failed to deliver adequate instruction in secular studies like math, English, history and sci-

ence in favor of intense religious instruction have dogged yeshivas for years. After digging into these accusations for over a year, The New York Times reported that every one of the 1,000 students at the Central United Talmudical

Academy who took state standardized reading and math tests in 2019 failed, as did children at nearly a dozen other yeshivas. A few days after the story was published, the state Board of Regents unanimously approved regulations that give

SAFELY SILENT The most talked about story in New York last week didn’t leave some of the state’s top elected officials with much to say. A bombshell New York Times’ story garnered outrage from critics and defenders of the quality of secular education in yeshivas, but New York City Mayor Eric Adams and Gov. Kathy Hochul had hands-off responses. Der Blatt, a Yiddish newspaper published by the Satmar Hasidim, noted Hochul’s relative silence on the issue with its loud headline “WAR!”

“We’re going to have to find places to house these individuals because of who we say we are: We’re going to have to live up to that.” – New York City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams on how the arrival of thousands of migrants have pushed the homeless shelter system to its breaking point, via the New York Post

New York City’s homeless shelter system once again failed to fulfill its legal obligation to provide a bed to every person who requests one when at least 60 men – many of whom were migrant asylum-seekers – were left unhoused on the night of Monday, Sept. 12. The next day, the news swiftly sparked both outrage and alarm. This was only the latest incident in which the strained system has buckled due to the influx of thousands of migrants entering the city – many of whom were bussed in by the Texas governor. And for months, the city Department of Homeless Services has struggled to fulfill the right to shelter law. While The Legal Aid Society threatened to sue if the city is unable to resolve the issue soon, this was only one aspect of the backlash. New York City Mayor Eric Adams issued a statement on Sept. 14, saying the city’s system is “nearing its breaking point” so prior practices “must be reassessed.” Condemnation was swift, with many interpreting the words to reference the right to

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shelter law, though later, the mayor’s team said that every New Yorker does have a right to shelter, but the entire system must be reassessed.

FORMER CUOMO AIDE SUES OVER ALLEGED SEXUAL HARASSMENT

Charlotte Bennett, a onetime aide to Andrew Cuomo, sued the former governor on Wednesday – about a year and a half after she first publicly spoke about the unwanted advances he’d allegedly made on her, including asking if she’d be open to having sex with an older man. The lawsuit, filed in a federal court in New York City, reiterates many of Bennett’s sexual harassment allegations and also accuses Cuomo of engaging in retaliation

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and gender discrimination. The lawsuit is at least the second to have been filed by the many women who accused the former governor of sexual harassment, which eventually led to his resignation last summer. In the months since, Cuomo’s team has repeatedly attempted to question the credibility of the women as well as the accuracy of the lengthy investigative report conducted by the state attorney general’s office. A mere day before Bennett filed her lawsuit, the former governor filed a state ethics complaint against state Attorney General Letitia James, accusing her of intentionally mishandling the investigation. This is only the latest attempt Cuomo has taken to rehabilitate his image and is unlikely to be the last.

Former Gov. Andrew Cuomo was sued by his onetime aide Charlotte Bennett over alleged sexual harassment.

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THURSDAY 9/22 The next draft of New York City Council district maps from the New York City Districting Commission are due to the council, which could approve them or send them back to the commission.

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New poll: Hochul leads Zeldin 52% to 39% Gov. Kathy Hochul is up 13 percentage points on Rep. Lee Zeldin in a new Data for Progress poll of the New York gubernatorial race. Some 52% of likely voters said they’ll vote for the Democratic incumbent Hochul, while 39% said they’ll vote for the Republican challenger, Zeldin. Another 9% said they weren’t sure. The progressive-leaning pollsters reached 931 likely voters through text message and web links to an online poll from Sept. 9-13. The poll was conducted in English only, and the margin of error was 3%. Any single poll should be taken with a grain of salt, but reviewed together, recent public polling for the Nov. 8 election suggests that Hochul maintains a comfortable lead over Zeldin. The Republican’s campaign has highlighted some recent polls showing a closer race, within 10 percentage points, but at least one such poll, but the Trafalgar Group, was an outlier that included a candidate who had not even qualified for the ballot. Democrats are hoping that the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling overturning abortion protections will be a motivating factor in this year’s midterm elections. The poll found 70% of likely voters said abortion should be “legal under most circumstances” – including 93% of Democrats and 46% of Republicans. Just 23% said

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If the council doesn’t accept the maps, the commission will hold another round of public meetings and release a draft before the end of the year.

abortion should be “illegal under most circumstances.” Republicans had a slight edge over Democrats in enthusiasm, however. Some 39% said they were “more enthusiastic about voting in 2022 than usual,” while 35% of Democrats said the same. Overall, just 18% of likely voters said they were less enthusiastic than usual this year. Both Hochul and Zeldin were about even in their favorability among voters: 47% had a favorable view of Hochul to 45% unfavorable. Just 8% said they hadn’t heard enough to say. Zeldin was even, at 33% favorable and 33% unfavorable, with 34% unsure. Hochul can thank New York state’s greater than 2-to-1 Democratic voter enrollment advantage for her lead in the poll. Some 88% of Democrats said they’d vote for her, while 88% of Republicans said they’d vote for Zeldin. The Long Island member of Congress had a 48% to 39% advantage among independents. But even though Zeldin held a rally announcing endorsements from conservative Democrats, such as New York City Council Member Bob Holden and former City Council Member Rubén Díaz Sr., not too many voters were following. Just 4% of Democrats said they’d vote for Zeldin. – Jeff Coltin

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City & State and the 32BJ Health Fund hold a forum titled, “Hospital Prices: the Policy and the Practical,” from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the 32BJ Health Fund in Manhattan.

The New York City Council Criminal Justice Committee holds a hearing on a bill that would place strict limits on the use of solitary confinement in city jails.


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A SOUTHERLY MIGRATION RUBIO VS. DEMINGS The donors behind the race

These politicians and other leaders took their talents to the Sunshine State. By Jon Lentz

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Donald Trump In 2019, then-President Donald Trump changed his residency from New York City to his resort in Palm Beach. While Trump’s business headquarters remained in Manhattan, many of his political activities have been carried out at Mar-a-Lago.

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With City & State expanding to Florida earlier this year and publishing its first magazine there on Sept. 19, it has followed a well-traveled path from the Empire State to the Sunshine State. Many notable New Yorkers have moved to Florida, including hedge fund billionaires, superstar athletes and a certain former U.S. president.

Jared Kushner & Ivanka Trump Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, reportedly purchased a $24 million mansion in Surfside last year. The couple had rented a home in Washington, D.C., while serving in the Trump administration.

Carl Icahn In 2020, investor Carl Icahn reportedly moved his business from Fifth Avenue to Florida, leasing an office in Sunny Isles Beach. The billionaire, who founded Icahn Capital Management, already owned a home in Miami’s Indian Creek.

It’s not just celebrities, either. More than 1.6 billion residents of Florida were born in New York, according to 2020 census data, and these transplants now make up nearly 8% of the state’s population. The coronavirus pandemic saw even more New Yorkers fleeing there. Here’s a rundown of New Yorkers now spending some – or all – of their time in Florida.

Paul Singer Another billionaire Wall Street titan, Paul Singer, moved his hedge fund offices from midtown Manhattan to West Palm Beach in 2020. However, Singer reportedly opted to stay in the Northeast at the time and kept some Elliott Management employees in New York.

Derek Jeter Derek Jeter, who grew up in New Jersey and Michigan, ended his Hall of Fame career with the Yankees in 2014. In 2017, he became a minority owner and CEO of the Miami Marlins, a position he stepped down from earlier this year.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Any number of Florida politicians were born or raised in New York. Among the most prominent is Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who was born in Forest Hills, Queens, and raised on Long Island. She has served in Congress since 2005 and represents portions of Broward and Miami-Dade counties.


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(Dan Goldman) defined that this race for him was about protecting our democracy, protecting our rights and protecting our planet itself.

A Q&A with political strategist

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Tell me about your strategy for Alvin Bragg’s campaign. The first strategic decision we made was to announce early. He was the first candidate to announce at a time when (then-Manhattan District Attorney) Cy Vance still hadn’t made his decision. We did that for a number of reasons. One was that he started with no fundraising list, no social media accounts and none of the things that other people who’ve been in the political process longer had, and so having that time to build up, to meet people, to raise money was was an important part I think of eventually

winning the campaign. The second thing was to make sure we ran it true to who he is, and as someone who has experienced the criminal justice system from many different sides – someone who grew up in Harlem, has lived his whole life in Harlem and understood how the criminal justice system affects impacted communities, but also someone who also has been involved with the system as a federal prosecutor, working in the attorney general’s office. And so while the race kind of panned out with candidates – some who came at it from a public defender, activist point

of view and some who have been prosecutors, Alvin really kind of straddled that line, and we kind of embraced that positioning. So we ran on that and we built on his base uptown, but it was a campaign that really looked to and worked to attract support around the borough. We won more of the Democratic clubs’ support than anybody. We had more petition signatures than anyone. What was your strategy for Dan Goldman’s campaign? The key to a campaign is running true to who the candidate is and what he’s trying to do, and I think,

frankly, better than other candidates in this race, he defined that this race for him was about protecting our democracy, protecting our rights and protecting our planet itself. And I think he’s someone who came to this race uniquely qualified for the moment we’re in. At a different time, with different events happening, he may not have won, but he’s someone whose skills met the moment, and I think our job in a very short campaign, it was only a 10-week campaign from beginning to end, was to build up the apparatus to let people know who Dan is and what he wants to do. Why was this the

Our Perspective NY Cannabis: Get your LPA, or Get Left Behind!

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By Stuart Appelbaum, President, Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, RWDSU, UFCW Twitter: @sappelbaum

f you want to take part in the new adult use cannabis industry in New York, you will need a labor peace agreement (LPA), and you need to start getting your LPA in order today. If you don’t take care of this now, you’ll regret it; prospective operators who fail to have their paperwork in order will miss out on the first set of licenses. The RWDSU has been a key stakeholder in helping shape New York’s cannabis industry — beginning prior to the passage of Compassionate Care Act which brought medical cannabis to the state — into a responsible industry that creates good jobs and stronger communities. Part of this effort was to make it necessary for any company entering the industry to obtain an LPA. With the passage last year of the MRTA (Marihuana Regulation and Taxation Act) which created the adult-use industry in New York, an LPA is again legally required for anybody seeking to enter the business. It’s part of what made MRTA a responsible piece of legislation centered around

making social and economic justice — including for workers — a priority in this new industry and recognizing the importance of creating good jobs for New Yorkers. An LPA is a written and mutually agreed-upon document between a bona fide, established labor union, and an employer — in this case one that is licensed to operate in the cannabis industry. A cannabis employer agrees to never interfere with a union organizing campaign or to intimidate or threaten workers who are trying to unionize. In return, the union agrees that it will not picket, strike, boycott, or otherwise interfere with a cannabis employer’s business. Essentially, LPAs create a neutral environment that prevents the conditions where workers may feel their only recourse for gaining a voice on the job is through a workplace action. Instead, workers’ rights are respected, and workers are entirely free to determine for themselves whether joining a union is the best path for them. An LPA does not require employers to have

right moment for Dan Goldman? You’re at a moment where Trump and his followers have assaulted our democracy. And you saw it on Jan. 6, but as the Jan. 6 hearings played out, you saw that that wasn’t the end. That was the beginning of Trump’s efforts to overturn elections, to change election laws and to take away basic rights. And for the first time, you have a Supreme Court who, in the abortion decision, took away the basic rights of people. And so all this was flying out as the campaign was developing. – Sara Dorn

a unionized workforce, and it does not interfere with whom employers choose to hire. It simply means workers can unionize if they want to, and union campaigns can proceed without unfair interference from employers. Cannabis companies will not have to negotiate union contracts unless their workers choose to organize. LPAs level the playing field and ensure fairness when it comes to workers and unions. And that’s good news for both workers and their employers in any industry; union workforces have lower turnover, better pay and benefits, better relationships with their employers, and workers who see their jobs as a career. They are more invested in both their employer’s success, as well as that of that of the full industry. Together, New York’s cannabis industry and New York’s unions are building a sustainable new industry that helps build our communities. The RWDSU is making it easy; visit cannabislpa.com for more information on LPAs and to start the process of securing one. It’s quick, it’s easy, and will help you meet one of the requirements to enter New York’s emerging cannabis industry. And if you take care of the paperwork now, you won’t be left behind as this new industry takes off in the Empire State.

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The bills Hochul hasn’t signed By Shantel Destra

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OV. KATHY HOCHUL checked one of the many outstanding bills off her to-do list on Sept. 8 by signing the New York City class size legislation into law. Starting next year, public schools will be required to cap class sizes at 20 students in kindergarten through third grade, 23 students for fourth through eighth grade and 25 students for high schoolers. The bill has officially become law after getting passed by the state Senate and Assembly three long months ago. This isn’t the only outstanding bill that has been awaiting signature by the governor. While state lawmakers continue their break from the state Capitol, there are about 450 bills that have passed both chambers and are awaiting review by the governor as of Sept. 9. Those include ones that would establish a moratorium on cryptocurrency mining and require insurance coverage for prescription drugs to prevent HIV. The governor has 10 days (minus Sunday) to sign or veto a bill once it’s sent to her desk. If the bills are never sent to the governor’s desk, they will expire at the start of the 2023 legislative session in January. Hochul also has the authority to request bills get sent to her before the start of the next session. There are many reasons why the governor may hold off on requesting controversial bills for a while, including the upcoming general election in November. Here is a breakdown of some of the remaining outstanding bills. ESTABLISHING A MORATORIUM ON CRYPTOCURRENCY MINING This bill, sponsored by state Sen. Kevin Parker and Assembly Member Anna Kelles, would establish a two-year moratorium on cryptocurrency mining that would limit the state from approving any new permits for new cryptocurrency mining plants. As digital currencies become extremely popular amid carbon emission concerns, the bill would also require crypto operations to be subject to an environmental impact review. With

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Hundreds of pieces of legislation from the last session still await the governor’s signature. Here are six examples.


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One bill would require a disaster plan for getting medical supplies to hospitals.

REQUIRING INSURANCE COVERAGE TO PREVENT HIV INFECTION This bill, sponsored by state Sen. Brad Hoylman and Assembly Member Daniel O’Donnell, would require all insurance policies for prescription drugs to include coverage for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) to prevent HIV infection. PrEP is known to be extremely effective in slowing the transmission of HIV. PEP can aid in protection from virus transmission following possible exposure. REQUIRING PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR UTILITY RATE HIKES This bill, sponsored by state Sen. John Brooks and Assembly Member Kimberly Jean-Pierre, would require utility companies to include notices of all public hearings on rate hikes on consumer bills. For years, climate change has meant extreme heat during the summer months and an increase in utility bills. With utility bills already increasing along with the added increases due to rate hikes, consumers can feel the impact on their pocketbooks. If passed, this bill would equip consumers with information about future rate hikes and prevent them from being blindsided by utility bill increases. PROHIBITING STATE AGENCIES FROM CHARGING ADDITIONAL INTEREST ON STUDENT DEBTS This bill, sponsored by state Sen. Jamaal Bailey and Assembly Member Ken Ze-

browski, would prohibit state agencies from collecting additional interest on student loans. Under current law, the state charges an additional 22% interest when a student defaults on payment to SUNY schools on top of interest they were already charged. This law would protect students from accruing additional debt when unable to pay loans. ESTABLISHING THE DEFINITION OF “SERIOUS MENTAL ILLNESS” FOR INMATES This bill, sponsored by state Sen. Luis Sepúlveda and Assembly Member Jeffrion Aubry, would establish the definition of serious mental illness for inmates. Inmates who are considered seriously mentally ill cannot legally be placed in solitary confinement. In New York City, the effects of this bill can easily be seen. Amid concerns about the treatment of detainees on Rikers Island in New York City and pressure from Mayor Eric Adams to roll back on bail reform, nearly half of the people incarcerated on Rikers have some form of mental illness. REQUIRING STATE DISASTER PREPAREDNESS FOR MEDICAL SUPPLIES This bill, sponsored by state Sen. James Gaughran and Assembly Member Jeffrey Dinowitz, requires the state disaster plan to include how medical supplies and medication will be delivered to pharmacies, hospitals and nursing homes during times of emergency. It’s been 10 years since Superstorm Sandy tore through communities across New York. The bill points to the difficulty of getting medical supplies to hospitalized patients when the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey closed off access to bridges for nonemergency vehicles.

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the increased presence of cryptocurrency lobbying in Albany, the bill faced major pushback. Hochul has been aloof concerning the legislation and has not made her position on it clear.


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The New York City Council and the mayor are working on a deal to make outdoor dining permanent. By Annie McDonough

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AST MONTH, New York City Mayor Eric Adams took a sledgehammer to an abandoned outdoor dining shed in Manhattan. The move was a demonstration of how the city will handle deserted structures as well as an opportunity to announce in no uncertain terms that the administration was fully behind making the Open Restaurants program permanent. In order to make that happen, however, Adams and the New York City Council will have to use much finer instruments. New York City’s Open Restaurants program has operated on a temporary basis since 2020, under an continually renewed emergency executive order citing the need to keep restaurants and bars operating while allowing safe social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. While Gov. Kathy Hochul is letting the statewide COVID-19 state of emergency expire, the Adams administration said its temporary program will keep running until a permanent program is in place. “The expiration of the Governor’s emergency order will not affect the Open Restaurants program or any other emergency executive order issued by the city,” a City Hall spokesperson wrote in an email. The New York City Department of Transportation – which the Adams administration would like to see put in charge of the permanent Open Restaurants program – has outlined a target date of 2023 for implementing the program, including an application period beginning later this year. But with less than four months left in the year, the process of determining what that permanent program will look like is still ongoing. And while the City Council


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is working on updating a bill that would create a permanent program, the Adams administration contended that ongoing litigation against the city over outdoor dining was standing in the way. The City Council took a first step to making citywide outdoor dining permanent earlier this year by approving a zoning amendment that expanded where sidewalk cafés were allowed. (Prior to the pandemic, restaurants in the outer boroughs had largely been excluded from being able to operate sidewalk cafés.) Assuming that the council passes legislation creating a framework for a permanent outdoor dining program – and the mayor signs it – the city agency tasked with running the program would then be expected to determine some of its finer details – like the specifics of how applications will work or the specific designs of sidewalk cafés – in the rule-making process. It’s also possible, however, that the council legislation will outline some of these questions, leaving less for the agency to determine. But at an August press conference on outdoor dining sheds, Adams and his deputy mayor for operations, Meera Joshi, pointed to litigation against the city over outdoor dining as the main roadblock for making progress on that permanent program. “There is a small minority that has filed litigation trying to stall that program,” Joshi said. “Unfortunately, that has put a paralysis on our plans to create a permanent program.” There have been several lawsuits over outdoor dining since the program got up and running, many of them cited complaints about excessive noise, trash and rodents that opponents said have been exacerbated by the program, and outdoor dining sheds in particular. One recent suit argued that the city shouldn’t be able to renew the temporary program on the basis of a public health emergency considering it has done away with many other pandemic-era initiatives like mask mandates and vaccine requirements. But the lawsuit that the Adams administration said was actually impeding progress on making open restaurants permanent argued that the city erred in finding that

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the program wouldn’t have a significant enough environmental impact to warrant an extensive environmental review. That kind of review, known as an Environmental Impact Statement, could take months. In March, a state Supreme Court judge ruled against the city in that suit, finding that a more extensive environmental study was necessary. The city is in the process of appealing that decision. But despite the legal challenges, the City Council is working on updating a bill introduced by Council Member Marjorie Velázquez in February that would make the Open Restaurants program permanent. Council leaders were not concerned that the ongoing litigation would pose an impediment to passing the legislation, but neither the council speaker’s office nor City Hall provided an explanation on the difference in opinion between the mayor and council. Asked about the ongoing litigation, Velázquez said it doesn’t stop the council

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New York City Council Member Marjorie Velázquez, right, has been leading the charge to create permanent outdoor dining in the city.


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Some outdoor dining sheds, like this one in Queens, have been abandoned or have fallen into disrepair.

from drafting legislation. “You have to let the courts play out the way they are,” she said. According to one council source, the legislation to make outdoor dining permanent could be ready as soon as this week. Velázquez was more conservative in her estimate for when to expect an updated bill, however, telling City & State not to expect that legislation this month, and she noted that there was still a lot of feedback to gather on what the program should look like, including from other council members. “It was almost a 10-hour hearing,” Velázquez said, referencing a February hearing on the issue. “Everybody has got something to say about it.” A number of issues are still up for discussion, including the details of how outdoor dining setups in the road (as opposed to on sidewalks) will work as well as the licensing and fee structure. In the first version of Velázquez’s bill, restau-

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rants would pay $1,050 for a license to operate a sidewalk or roadway café, and a $525 renewal fee. Velázquez said she wants to explore ways to make outdoor dining as streamlined and affordable as possible, including considering a variable fee structure in which restaurants in more dense areas face a slightly higher fee. Creating an accessible application process is a priority for not just Velázquez but the restaurant industry too. “We want to cut the bureaucracy, cut the red tape and cut the costs. So it’s not cost prohibitive and geographically restrictive, like it was pre-pandemic,” said Andrew Rigie, executive director of the New York City Hospitality Alliance. As for the outdoor dining sheds that have garnered some fierce opposition, Velázquez said the council was trying to figure out how to phase those out in the permanent program. “I think the biggest concern for a lot of folks has been what we call those sheds,” she said, when asked what kind of feedback she’s getting from other council members. “We’re talking about standardization more so of chairs and tables, and traffic-blocking (items) like planters,” she added, describing what might replace the sheds. Although both the council and the Adams administration support the concept of permanent Open Restaurants, there’s some disagreement about how it should work. One issue is determining which agency should be tasked with implementing and running the permanent program. While the Adams administration wants the Department of Transportation to run the program, the council is looking to cede that authority to the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection. Rigie stressed the importance of moving this program forward regardless, noting that restaurants need clarity on what kinds of outdoor dining structures and materials will be permitted in the permanent program – and therefore, which to continue investing in. Still, he said he understands the delays. “It’s better for it to take a little bit longer and get it right, than rush it and get it wrong,” he said.”


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ANCEL THE RENT!” So said the graffiti and bedsheet signs hung all over New York City and state during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, when many people who were already struggling to make ends meet suddenly found themselves out of work and unable to pay their rent. In response, the government didn’t exactly cancel rent but it did a lot to take the heat off cash-strapped tenants. The state passed an emergency law that declared any tenant who filed a hardship claim was shielded against eviction. The federal government poured billions into an Emergency Rental Assistance Program that flowed down to states, and then to landlords, so that back rent could get paid, with about $2.4 billion being paid out in New York state so far. And notably, filing a request with the state under this program also protected a tenant against eviction. And already available in New York City were one-time payments from the city Human Resources Administration, which provided some tenants with relief. These moves, along with a 2017 New York City law saying that any tenant in an eviction proceeding has a right to a lawyer regardless of their ability to pay, caused a dramatic change in not just actual evictions but new eviction cases, which many landlords, given all the new tenant protections amid the pandemic, declined to even file. Based on data from the New York City Department of Investigation, the rate of evictions that were being carried out, which has always been low compared to the total number of eviction cases filed, plunged to basically zero in 2020. But after the eviction moratorium ended on Jan. 15, evictions, although still very low, have crept up since then, from three in March-June 2020 and 10 in January-June 2021 to 718 in the first six months of this year, according to data from the NYU Furman Center. Pre-pandemic, the rates were more than 8,000 evictions from January-June 2018 and more than 5,000 in the first half of 2019. Based on the same data, eviction filings, once over 112,000 in the first half of 2018 and as low as about 3,500 in the spring of 2020, have shot up again to nearly 50,000 the first six months of this year. “We’re still far below what the num-

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bers looked like pre-pandemic,” said Ryan Brenner, a research analyst at the NYU Furman Center. “But now we’re consistently at some of the highest filing points. And actual evictions are at their highest point since the pandemic.” Also, Brenner and other tenant advocates said those numbers never fully capture the number of people forced out of their apartments because they exclude squeezeouts that happened outside of a court case. Not to mention so-called self-evictions, in which the tenants leave of their own accord before a court eviction is carried out. Needless to say, tenant advocates have been alarmed by the slow and steady rise of evictions this year, and they predicted that, especially once all the cases that were

Evictions are on the rise – and it’s not clear if the state is ready to deal with another potential crisis. By Tim Murphy paused during the pandemic start flowing through the system, the upward trend will continue. “All these (eviction prevention) measures were premised on the supposition that the housing emergency of COVID would be shorter than expected, but that hasn’t happened,” said Patrick Tyrrell, a senior staff attorney at Mobilization for Justice who provides counsel for tenants in Housing Court. “There are a lot of gaps people are falling through.” One problem is that, despite the law saying that every income-eligible tenant must have free counsel, there is a shortage of lawyers. According to Raun Rasmussen, executive director of Legal Services NYC, one of the largest providers of tenant lawyers contracting with the city, Housing Court is on track to have 92,000 cases filed this year, with a total of about 500 attorneys currently available – but there’s a need for several hundred more lawyers just

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to address all the new cases, never mind the backlogged ones. “Thousands of tenants are not going to be able to get a lawyer,” he said. He added that nonprofits citywide have just hired crops of new lawyers straight out of law school, including 32 new ones at Legal Services NYC. “But all those new lawyers are just getting us to the roughly 500 mark.” Adriene Holder, attorney-in-charge of the civil practice at The Legal Aid Society, said they had just hired about 46 new lawyers. And she said upping lawyer rolls takes time: “I can’t just order them from Amazon Prime.” Moreover, Rasmussen said he and other tenant counsel groups have asked the state court system to slow down the cases until there are more lawyers, but the court refused. (The state Office of Court Administration did not reply to an email from City & State by deadline.) “It’s because we can’t show them a light at the end of the tunnel,” Rasmussen said. “Even if they slowed cases until January, it’s still not enough time for us because we need more funds from the city and then we need to find, hire and train the lawyers.” Another problem, according to advocates, was that although state law mandated that an eviction case would be paused until a tenant’s rental assistance determination goes through, some landlord lawyers are pressuring judges not to do that, especially in backlog cases, and some judges are moving cases forward – often in disputes other than nonpayment, such as nuisance or repair claims, where the landlord wants the tenant out of the unit more than they want the back rent. And yet another problem with the rental assistance, which covered up to one year of back rent and three months going forward for tenants who couldn’t make rent beginning in March 2020, is that it often doesn’t award the entirety of a tenant’s unpaid rent. The program may, for example, cover only the amount of unpaid rent stated on a tenant’s initial application and not further unpaid rent that accumulated while the person’s application was pending. “ERAP has to be fully funded,” Tyrrell said, so it can pay out the full amount of unpaid rent rather than just up to a certain cap. “If Democrats can keep both sides of Congress in November, it’s more likely that will happen. But right now, the political will in D.C. to give what states are asking for for their ERAP programs is low.”


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According to a spokesperson for the state Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, which administers the rental assistance program, the office just requested $1.3 billion in new funds from the federal government. TENANT VS. LANDLORD HARDSHIP Needless to say, being forced to leave one’s home would be a traumatic experience, especially for children. Some families have nowhere else to go but the city’s homeless shelter system. And even short of eviction, which again is a rare final outcome for eviction cases, the potential of losing your apartment, even with the backing of legal protections, would be stressful. Tenant advocates point this out often. “The scale of these tragedies is smaller

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than it was before the moratorium, which we fought hard for,” said Joel Feingold, a founding member of the Crown Heights Tenants Union. “But any number of evictions is unacceptable.” Groups representing landlords said years of rent nonpayment, plus the cost of going to Housing Court, can be devastating for small landlords for whom there is often a narrow profit margin after taxes, their mortgage and maintenance expenses. “Eighty percent of our members are small property owners, sole proprietors who weren’t able to receive (Paycheck Protection Program) business-owner assistance during COVID,” said Olga Someras, general counsel for the Rent Stabilization Association, which represents landlords of rent-stabilized buildings. She said a land-

lord of a six-family home with a tenant who had not paid rent the past two years because of financial hardship had only been getting about $100 per month from the tenant’s Section 8 housing benefit out of a $1,500 monthly rent. “So he’s lost about $1,400 times 24 months, which is not a small amount,” she said. “And his case keeps dropping to the bottom of the list because ERAP doesn’t prioritize cases with Section 8 assistance in play. He’ll probably never get his rent back.” She was echoed by Jay Martin, who is the executive director of the Community Housing Improvement Program, which represents property owners – 90% of them with rent-stabilized units. Martin said tenant advocates were

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Tenant activists fought to have the eviction moratorium extended last year.

“I can’t just order them from Amazon Prime.” – Adriene Holder, The Legal Aid Society civil practice attorney-incharge, on hiring new lawyers quickly

overstating a coming wave of evictions or near-evictions. “They’ve been saying for two years there’s going to be a tsunami of evictions, but it’s not going to happen because the cases we’re seeing moving forward now are almost all concerning tenants with massive arrears from well before the pandemic.” He added: “We get calls daily from small owners with only one tenant who hasn’t paid their rent, and hence the owner can’t make their mortgage, and we have to refer them to a pro bono lawyer because they can’t afford to hire one.” Both Someras and Martin said they agreed with tenant advocates that the state’s rental assistance program needed to be fully funded. “If a tenant gets ERAP money but still owes rent, there’s something very

wrong if our government can’t provide the rest,” Someras said. “Landlords don’t want to evict people – they want to collect rent.” And they agreed that more free tenant lawyers were needed. But they disagreed with tenant advocates who said that cases should be slowed until that happens. “You can’t stall Housing Court completely and leave a landlord hanging,” Someras said. Martin added: “Due process for landlords has been suspended. And (tenant advocates are saying) it should stay that way just because there aren’t enough attorneys?” WHAT IS THE LONG-TERM FIX? People on both sides of the issue also agreed that, to some extent, the eviction rolls reflected the larger issue of an affordable housing crisis, especially in New York City.

“This might sound like a long shot, but in the long term, we have to decommodify more housing,” Tyrrell said. “As long as every housing unit is seen as a market asset, people will always be pushed out to be replaced by higher-performing tenants, or whatever the euphemism is.” He said the city and state need to look to alternatives that are not beholden to the private market, such as community land trusts and a return to having the federal government pay for public housing, even though he acknowledged that those were “not snapyour-fingers overnight solutions.” In addition to fully funding rental assistance, tenant advocates want Albany to pass “good cause” eviction, which died in the state Legislature in the previous legislative session. It would set caps, based on inflation, on how much market-rate landlords could raise rents. The bill would also make market-rate landlords go to court justifying their reason before evicting tenants rather than merely telling them to get out at the end of a lease term, as they are allowed to do now. Landlord advocates, not surprisingly, opposed the legislation, saying that the current law spares landlords the time and money of going to court in the case of a nuisance tenant – which, these advocates claimed, were the main reason, along with rent nonpayment that landlords want to evict tenants. Tenant advocates are also lobbying Albany to raise the income limits on who qualifies for free counsel in Housing Court. But of course all these remain open questions for the next legislative cycle. In the meantime, Tyrrell said, “I don’t want to sound grim but I think the floodgates (on eviction cases) are now open. If we keep on this track, with no changes in court process or legislative fixes, evictions are going up exponentially every month. And that would be terrible on a human level, because the shelter system is not equipped for that.” Plus, he added, “Folks entering the shelter system will cost taxpayers so much more money than just (having the government pay) their back rent. It’s a lose-lose on every level.”

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to tamp down on trafficking and a revamped version of the NYPD’s disbanded anti-crime unit that had a reputation for aggressive stop-and-frisk policing. Adams’ gun control strategy is multipronged, going beyond stop and frisk. In his “Blueprint to End Gun Violence” released in January, he proposed collaboration with state police to implement checkpoints at entrances to the city, such as the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and other bus and train stations, to intercept gun trafficking and share arrest data to log who is caught with a gun. He also proposed the use of new software and technologies to identify people carrying weapons. But stop and frisks have increased dramatically under Adams and NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell, whom he appointed in December. Police recorded 4,116 stop-andfrisks in the second quarter of 2022, the most in any threemonth period since the fourth

quarter of 2015, according to data from the New York Civil Liberties Union. Arrests were made in 33% of those stops. Additional data cited by Center for Constitutional Rights attorney Samah Sisay shows guns were recovered in just 7% of those stops, she said. “We know that something is wrong with this method and that it’s not actually effective, yet it continues to be used,” Sisay said. In another example of the NYPD’s reliance on traffic and pedestrian stops to remove guns, the unit specifically tasked with targeting illegal firearms primarily made traffic stops and seldom removed guns, according to the New York Post. Between mid-March, when the unit was deployed, and early May, the “Neighborhood Safety Teams” made at least 52 car stops, but found only three guns. Additional data obtained by City & State in April shows most of the arrests made by the Neighborhood Safety Teams were for low-level offenses, with criminal possession of a forged in-

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EW YORK CITY Mayor Eric Adams has made the removal of nearly 5,000 guns from the street this year an early hallmark of his tenure, repeatedly touting the stat when discussing his policing strategies. At the same time, pedestrian stops have also surged this year, prompting advocates to raise concerns that the New York City Police Department is prioritizing a historically discriminatory – and ineffective – stop-and-frisk tactic in search of illegal weapons. Adams took office at a time when shootings in New York City had climbed to their highest level in 15 years, part of a national trend of pandemic-era gun violence. Since then, shootings have decreased dramatically, dropping more than 30% in August compared to the same month last year, something the Adams administration has attributed to an increase in gun arrests. “The NYPD’s array of strategies to remove illegal firearms from the streets is gaining traction as reflected in the department’s seizing more than 4,880 guns year-to-date in 2022,” the NYPD said in a press release last week, while announcing 3,170 gun arrests through August, a 27-year high. Adams made clear early in his tenure that gun control would be a top priority for his administration. Less than a month after taking office, he announced a number of strategies, including interagency collaboration


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Stop-and-frisk policing is on the rise again.

“The mayor is pleased to get even one gun off the street ... I get that. But you have to weigh the benefits against the harm. So are you wrongfully stopping people?” – Shira Scheindlin, a retired federal court judge who ruled in 2013 that the NYPD’s stopand-frisk policies were unconstitutional

strument, such as a fake ID, being the top charge. The culmination of an enhanced focus on street stops, along with what police accountability advocates see as “tough on crime” rhetoric from Adams, has raised concerns about an over-reliance on this historically problematic policing strategy as a way to tamp down on guns. “There’s every reason to believe that the increased stops of cars and pedestrians is accounting, in part, for the increased number of guns being recovered. But we know from 20 years of this data, that stops produce a tiny, tiny number of gun recoveries,” New York Civil Liberties Union Legal Director Christopher Dunn said, noting that Fourth Amendment violations are all too common when police are motivated to make as many stops as possible. “No one’s going to say that is a productive police strategy. And it’s almost certainly an unlawful police strategy.”

Data also shows pedestrian stops disproportionately target minorities. Black and Latino people made up 58% and 30% of stops in the second quarter, respectively; 9% were white, according to the NYCLU. When asked about the advocates’ concerns in using vehicle and street stops to remove guns, the NYPD pointed to its August crime stats that show a 16% increase in gun arrests in August of this year compared to last. “Our gun seizures and gun arrests in August – and the corresponding downturn in shooting incidents – indicate a positive corner turn in our fight to stop criminals willing to carry illegal guns and brazenly use them,” Sewell said in a statement earlier this month. Advocates say the full scope of the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk initiative is unclear because the department does not always record all encounters, despite being under the purview of a federal monitor. The monitor reported in May that the NYPD continues to underreport stops but “has made significant strides” regarding stop and frisk, including increases in justifiable stops and the use

of body-worn cameras. However, the monitor found that 29% of stops made by the NYPD last year were not properly documented, something the department said was, in part, an effect of the pandemic. “The mayor is pleased to get even one gun off the street ... I get that. But you have to weigh the benefits against the harm. So are you wrongfully stopping people? Is it disproportionately racially biased?” said Judge Shira Scheindlin, a retired federal court judge who ruled in 2013 that the NYPD’s stopand-frisk policies were unconstitutional. Despite the case, cops still have significant leeway when it comes to validating the reasons for stops, and in the most egregious cases, they can devolve into violence. “The encounters become very aggressive and then you have people getting charged with resisting arrest or obstructing governmental administration,” said Yung-Mi Lee, an attorney with Brooklyn Defender Services. “The police can search you using any ruse to come up with the probable cause to stop someone. It could be a minor traffic violation.”


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A new book explores what happened to former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s onceremarkable place in history.

THE RISE AND FALL OF AMERICA’S MAYOR

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“Tonight: Donald Trump! Need we say more?” Larry King, CNN’s craggy prime-time interviewer, sat face-to-face with New York’s dashing celebrity developer on the evening of October 7, 1999. Trump was there to announce that he was forming an exploratory committee to run for president. It was a publicity stunt – it would be sixteen years before he got serious about running – but the ratings were always good for him, and King treated it as if it were a historic event. “Most people who form exploratory committees, that’s that major step toward going,” King said, egging him on. Trump played coy. “Well, it’s a step.” “Can you say it is a major step?” “I don’t think I can say it’s a major step. …” “And the decision by sometime in January?” “Sometime January or February, early part of February.” “Two, three months in there, right?” “I would say about that, yes, Larry.” It was a mindless conversation. Only when the subject veered off topic did the developer say anything revealing. “What do you make of the Hillary-Giuliani – I know you’re a big fan of Giuliani,” King asked. “I am, and I like her very much, but I

think Rudy – and as I said before, he’s been the greatest mayor in the history of the city of New York. … [He] really helped the city, and he’s been a great mayor. Maybe some people don’t like him and some people love him totally. “I happen to be in love,” he said. He caught himself and tried to backtrack on the comment, but it was a telling moment. Trump rarely gushed about anyone besides himself, but there was something about Rudy Giuliani that made him swoon. The mayor and he were rarely seen together, but their behind-the-scenes dealings were far more frequent than most people knew. It was a relationship based on a symbiotic mix of friendship, respect, and self-interest, a dynamic that would last a lifetime. Trump had endless needs of city gov-

ernment. He was a developer whose business thrived on subsidies and tax breaks, and depended upon agencies for variances, permits, and other approvals. It was in his interest to cultivate the mayor and his aides. Giuliani, for his part, gained from his campaign contributions, advocacy, and assorted benefits of being on Donald Trump’s good side, including sky-high praise on national prime-time television interviews. But the relationship wasn’t purely transactional; each saw much to admire in the other. They were old-school, outer-borough brawlers who took pleasure in bludgeoning their opponents. Both valued loyalty above competence, with the sky the limit for those who passed the test. They were forever striving to prove their loyalty to each other.

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Trump World Tower, across the street from the U.N. complex, was allowed to be built in large part because of Trump and Giuliani’s alliance.

The bond was on display in October 1998, when Trump broke ground on Trump World Tower, a development slated to rise across from the United Nations building on Manhattan’s East Side – “the tallest and most luxurious residential tower in the world,” he boasted. The plans were comically out of scale with the neighborhood, a $360 million, 750,000-square-foot bronze-colored glass edifice rising seventy-two stories (he exaggerated and claimed it was ninety stories). It was three hundred feet higher than the U.N. building, then the tallest building in the area. Trump quietly purchased air rights from the owners of surrounding buildings, which sidestepped the need for height variances, and allowed him to avoid onerous zoning hurdles. He simply applied for a

building permit, which the city’s Buildings Department summarily granted. Community members, blindsided, went ballistic. For half a century, developers had honored the city’s 1947 agreement with the U.N. restricting the size of new developments in the vicinity. Trump claimed “most people” believed the agreement was never consummated. As he began selling apartments for more than a million dollars each with barely a beam planted in the ground, protests flooded City Hall from well-to-do neighbors, many of whose views of the East River stood to be ruined by his trophy building. No less than Walter Cronkite wrote a complaining letter to Giuliani on May 25, 1999, on behalf of the Beekman Hill Association, a community group. He urgently requested a meeting to discuss

what he called the “peculiar” Buildings Department decision. A week later, the mayor received a similar letter from Citicorp’s legendary CEO, Walter Wriston. A few weeks went by seemingly without a response from the mayor. Cronkite, angered, fired off another letter to him, complaining about his lack of responsiveness to their complaints about Trump’s “monstrous building.” “I am disappointed to learn that you apparently have turned a deaf ear to the rather distinguished hundreds of citizens (and the even more numerous citizens of no public distinction) who are protesting the 90-story Trump residential Tower he is rushing to build at 47th and First,” wrote the most trusted man in America. U.N. secretary-general Kofi Annan weighed in with his own letter, insisting that the mayor revisit the Building Department’s decision. It wasn’t just irate neighbors who were disturbed by the city’s green light. The chairman of the City Planning Commission, Joe Rose, sent an internal memo to Deputy Mayor Randy Levine stating that he was “not comfortable” with some of the Building Department’s conclusions that led to the approval. Lacking the power to cancel the permit, Rose moved to overhaul the zoning code’s height regulations so that no one could pull a Trumpstyle maneuver again. Giuliani ignored the objections. Cornered at an event by a community leader, he demurred, calling the matter “a very complicated legal question.” Many of the project’s opponents were more respected, accomplished, and powerful than Donald Trump, giants of New York who weren’t accustomed to the kind of shoddy treatment they were receiving from the mayor. But he seemed happy to treat them with disrespect. His treatment of Trump was another story. Eight days after Cronkite sent his irate second letter, the mayor walked through the grand, solid-bronze doors of the venerable Marble Collegiate Church on Fifth Avenue for the funeral of Fred Trump,


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Donald’s father. He marched up the center aisle’s red carpet, past dozens of pews filled with hundreds of members of the city’s corporate and political elite, stepped up to the dais, and turned to the audience. Fred’s casket, covered in white roses, was a few feet away. “Fred Trump was a very big man, a giant,” Giuliani told the crowd. “Fred Trump not only helped to build our city, but helped define it.” Donald, who told a biographer that he considered it a sign of weakness for a man to cry, listened quietly as the mayor praised the family patriarch, describing Fred, once more feared and loathed than his son, as a hero who contributed incalculably to the city’s greatness. Such acts of kindness and respect flew back and forth between the mayor and Trump. The developer maintained a back channel to the administration through Deputy Mayor Randy Levine, a skilled troubleshooter for the mayor and a diehard Republican. Trump provided him with a steady stream of Senate campaign intelligence, keeping him abreast of which members of the establishment were raising money for Clinton. Most were intimate affairs charging invitees as much as $25,000 a pop, such as developer Larry Silverstein’s fundraising dinner aboard his yacht (“Rubber soled shoes please”). Trump typically scrawled a note on the invitations, and directed them to “Randy L.” He also kept an eye on Giuliani’s adversaries. When Ed Koch held a party for his book attacking the mayor, Giuliani: Nasty Man, Trump forwarded the invite to Levine, with a note reading “Randy L Not nice!” The information was of minor value, but it was Trump’s signal of fidelity to the mayor. Interspersed with the gestures of his support were notes about the U.N. project. When an executive at Rose Associates, a real estate conglomerate, wrote a letter to shareholders of a nearby building urging them to oppose the tower, Trump forwarded it to Levine, questioning Joe Rose’s impartiality as city planning commissioner. “Randy – this is Joe Rose’s family company – what do you think – ?”

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When a friend sent Trump a letter claiming that most people he’d spoken with supported the tower, Trump mailed it to Levine. “Randy – Most People are Strongly in Favor,” he scrawled in black marker. When the billionaire David Koch, who opposed the project, ran into local opposition for attempting to expand his Palm Beach mansion, Trump sent Levine a Palm Beach Daily News story about it, ridiculing Koch’s hypocrisy. Trump’s adversaries were apoplectic over Giuliani’s refusal to speak with them. Former Diners Club chairman Seymour Flug was reduced to ambushing Giuliani on a street corner as he was exiting his SUV and handing the mayor a letter of opposition to the tower. Trump was too smart to work Giuliani overtly, but he reached out when something was guaranteed to please him. When New York Observer columnist Joe Conason speculated that Trump was surreptitiously working to land Giuliani the Independence Party’s support for his Senate race, Trump sent the column to Giuliani (“It is always a pleasure to hear from you,” the mayor replied). His correspondences – half intended to help Giuliani, half intended to help himself – continued unabated through the duration of the fight over the tower. As Cronkite and company waited for a phone call from the mayor that never came, Trump was nuzzling his face into Giuliani’s breasts in their Inner Circle video. On August 7, 2000, Trump’s mother, Mary, died. Giuliani attended the wake and once again spoke at the funeral of a Trump parent. “I will never forget your friendship!” Trump wrote to Giuliani afterward. “You are a very special person and I will always be with you no matter what course you follow!” Three months later, Trump’s opponents exhausted their legal efforts to stop the tower, and he proceeded to build the tallest residential building in the world, as promised. Flug reacted with disgust. “Every time a New Yorker, or anyone else, for that matter, passes by this monstrosity,” he told a reporter, “they should think of Mayor Giuliani and Mr. Trump.”


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How Pennsylvania politicos are making use of social media to boost their brands. By Justin Sweitzer

IN 2015, Democratic state Rep. Mike Schlossberg published the book, “Tweets and Consequences,” which MR. MEME examines dozens of social media GOES TO “disasters” in politics and provides a guide for how politicians should avoid them. Today, Schlossberg likes WASHINGTON to joke that the book has since become obsolete – as it was written before the tweet-fueled political rise of former President Donald Trump. “I’ve joked with people, ‘Don’t read the book. I was clearly wrong in everything I said because it predated Trump,’” Schlossberg told City & State with a chuckle, noting that the playbook for how to use social media as a political candidate has been entirely rewritten. Gone are the days of reserving attacks for TV ads and debate appearances. Candidates are now waging war on a new battlefield – one fought within the confines of social media algorithms using memes, trolling and other unorthodox tactics as ammunition. How politicians use social media has evolved, Schlossberg said, with attacks becoming much sharper on Facebook, Twitter and other platforms. “There’s truth to that joke, in that politicians can be a little bit more pointed on social media and have people appreciate it, as long as it’s in defense of a genuine value,” he added. The evolution of how candidates use social media platforms is on full display in Pennsylvania’s midterm election cycle – and it stretches far beyond attacks directed at opponents. PAʼS MOST POWERFUL POLITICAL LOBBYISTS

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In the state’s U.S. Senate race, Democrat John Fetterman, the state’s lieutenant governor, and Republican Mehmet Oz, celebrity heart surgeon, have incessantly trolled each other on social media, with Fetterman raising loads of cash off his jabs at Oz. Republican gubernatorial nominee Doug Mastriano, currently a state senator, has built a passionate grassroots following through his regular use of Facebook Live videos, where he directly engages with supporters in real time. And candidates of all persuasions have used targeted, paid messaging to connect with specific blocs of voters as they seek to bolster their war chests while also spreading their messages to every corner of the commonwealth. Whether Pennsylvania’s major political candidates are ushering in a new political norm or taking advantage of a unique political environment is difficult to say. But scholars and strategists believe that the use of social media in this year’s election cycle has shed light on how the intersection between politics and social media is evolving, and how Pennsylvania’s own political candidates are connecting with voters in new and innovative ways. OUT FROM UNDER THE BRIDGE – TROLLING IN POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS Of all the campaigns this season, perhaps the most publicized is the use of social media by Fetterman and Oz. Sidelined by a stroke, Fetterman spent most of the summer away from the campaign trail. But that didn’t stop him


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Oz later said he was “exhuasted” when he made the infamous “crudité” video and mispronounced the name of the Pennsylvania grocery store he was in.

approaches. Schlossberg referred to Fetterman as “one of the best in the country” in terms of using social media to promote his political brand. “Fetterman has thrown some of the most devastating insults I’ve ever seen on social media, but they’ve been poking at a guy like Oz, who is almost a caricature for a lack of genuineness,” Schlossberg said. Fetterman’s extended absence from the campaign trail (he resumed campaigning in mid-August) was likely a contributor to his campaign’s increased activity on Twitter and other platforms. And both Chen and Schlossberg agreed that the attention generated over the social media battles between Oz and Fetterman are also likely due to the larger-than-life personalities of both candidates. Oz, a cardiothoracic surgeon, rose to fame making guest appearances on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and later as host of “The Dr. Oz Show.” Fetterman, meanwhile, has developed as much of a reputation for his tall frame and his love of hoodies and gym shorts as he has for his progressive brand of politics. Chen said the attention paid to the social media wars between Oz and Fetterman is “accentuated by the fact that we have unorthodox candidates.” And while Chen doesn’t endorse the social media strategies employed by both candidates, he said the strategies are likely to be replicated regardless of who wins. “Someone’s going to win this race,” he said. “That side is going to attribute much of their victory to this kind of tactic, and they’re going to say, ‘We won, so let’s continue the formula.’”

PAY TO PLAY – THE BENEFITS OF PAID DIGITAL MEDIA Viral fame and free headlines aren’t the only ways candidates leverage social media – they can also simply pay for the attention they’re seeking. And they often do. Platforms like Facebook and Google allow political campaigns to publish targeted ads and posts that are directed to specific audiences, which can be refined by a variety of factors – like a person’s interests, occupation, location or age. Paid digital and social media ads can be used for a range of purposes, including to encourage social media users to contribute to campaigns and to educate voters on a candidate’s stance on a particular issue. Pinar Yildirim, a marketing professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School who studies media, technology and information economics, said that elections are typically won thanks to “three M’s”: money, media and missionary, the latter of which describes a candidate’s ability to mobilize volunteers. Yildirim said that an effective digital media strategy, which includes paid media, is key to succeeding in all three of those areas. “In all of these things, media ends up being a very core component. You want to be able to reach out to individuals to inform them that you exist as a candidate and that’s typically not so easy for political newcomers or small town local politicians,” Yildirim said. Andrew Arenge, the director of operations for the Penn Program on Opinion Research and Election Studies, started tracking and downloading political advertising data sets beginning in 2019 in order

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from needling Oz, resulting in a back-andforth of blows on social media. Fetterman has developed a reputation for expertly trolling Oz over his past residency in New Jersey – and his wealth – prompting thought pieces from national news outlets about whether Fetterman is on track to “shitpost” his way to the U.S. Senate. Fetterman has made viral moments out of efforts to enshrine Oz in the New Jersey Hall of Fame and raised more than $500,000 off a video he recirculated of Oz shopping for ingredients for a vegetable tray, (or as Oz put it, “crudités”) and mispronouncing the name of the Pennsylvania grocery store where he was shopping. Oz has also made headlines for his use of social media in his attempts to goad Fetterman into a debate while simultaneously raising questions about the status of his health. The tactics have resulted in even more attention placed on what was already one of the most-watched Senate races in the country. Sam Chen, a local Republican political strategist and founder and principal at The Liddell Group, cautioned against using social media so flippantly in political campaigns. He told City & State that he would advise his clients against using the personal, and – at times – petty, approach to social media, calling it “dangerous” to both campaigning and governing. “At the end of the day, policy pieces can’t be broken down into 280 characters. They can’t be broken down into 10- to 15-second snaps or Instagram stories,” Chen said, adding that social media does not allow candidates to communicate whether or not they have “a firm grasp on any of the nuance that is required in governing and public policy.” “From a governing perspective, it’s very dangerous. From a campaign perspective, it’s dangerous because social media isn’t real life,” he said. That’s not to say Fetterman and Oz haven’t found success with their respective

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“From a governing perspective, it’s very dangerous. From a campaign perspective, it’s dangerous because social media isn’t real life.” – Sam Chen, a local Republican political strategist and founder of The Liddell Group

to better understand the ways politicians are using digital media. Arenge has been monitoring Pennsylvania’s statewide midterm races and said there are vast spending gaps between the major candidates for governor and U.S. Senate. Fetterman, for example, spent between $10,000 and $30,000 a day on Facebook ads and posts in August, according to Arenge’s analysis, while Oz stopped advertising on Facebook entirely from the end of April through mid-August. “At this point, Oz is literally spending no more than $250 a day and they’re all focused on fundraising ads,” Arenge said. In the governor’s race, Arenge said, state Attorney General Josh Shapiro, the Democratic gubernatorial nominee, is spending less than $1,000 a day on Facebook ads – not much by comparison – but he’s spending “a ton” on Google. Arenge said Mastriano doesn’t seem to be doing any advertising on Facebook, and that his campaign didn’t spend any money on Google advertising until August. Arenge said Mastriano’s campaign did purchase around $5,000 in Google banner ads. Arenge added that it’s hard to draw a direct line between how much a candidate spends on digital media and their electoral success, meaning that the discrepancies in Pennsylvania’s races for governor and Senate don’t necessarily spell doom for the Republicans. For researchers and those interested in political spending, it’s easier to track whether online ads translate to donations. “It’s potentially easier to draw the correlation with fundraising because the action that you are asking folks to change is literally a click away,” Arenge said.

Yildirim was one of three authors of a 2020 study that found that the simple act of creating a Twitter account can result in increased campaign contributions for politicians, with new political candidates benefiting the most. The analysis also concluded that “social media can intensify electoral competition by reducing the barriers for entrants to raise money.” “The newer politicians, they are the ones to see a real increase in the donations that they receive,” Yildirim said, citing the results of the analysis. “It’s because these candidates do not have a readily available channel to make their voices known. They are the ones who need to be able to communicate through social media and ‘likes’ to be able to get their message out.” WHY FACEBOOK STILL REIGNS SUPREME Despite how active the political world is on Twitter, strategists and candidates alike view Facebook as the gold standard when it comes to social media platforms. From a strategy perspective, Chen said Facebook offers the largest voting base of any social media platform and has more active voters as users. “The largest demographic of votes, which is the elderly, are on Facebook,” he said. “The candidate who ignores Facebook ignores it at their own peril, because the largest voting base that they can reach – with targeted reach – is on Facebook.” Mastriano is one Pennsylvania politician who has used Facebook effectively to build his political profile. During the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mastriano used Facebook to host “fireside chats” – live streams where he often spoke out against the state’s COVID-19 restrictions and interacted with viewers. Mastriano’s live streams frequently pull in tens of thousands of views, and his campaign page boasts more than 115,000

followers. And there are multiple Facebook groups dedicated to supporting him. “It gives your supporters that feeling that they’re a part of this team, and it gives those on the fence the idea that you have nothing to hide,” Chen said of using Facebook Live to connect with political supporters. “If you’re not willing to talk to the press, you’re at least willing to hold kind of a town hall, and you’re willing to hear from people directly, or you’re willing to share with people directly – it at least gives the image of transparency.” Yildirim said that the two-way nature of social media can not only help create a bond between the content creator and the viewer, but also provide candidates with information about their constituents. “(It’s) unlike TV and other channels. So, being on social media receiving the information, or the complaints, or what your constituency is responding to is also very useful information when you’re running campaigns or when you’re in the office,” she said. Schlossberg said that Mastriano has leveraged Facebook in an effective manner, and added that he also has found Facebook to be the platform most useful for connecting with constituents. Facebook Live provides people with an unfiltered and more genuine view of politicians, which can help build trust with voters. “What people want out of a politician on social media more than anything else is to see the true self,” he said. “When you’re on Facebook Live, there are no filters and there is no editing. People get to see exactly who you are with no intermediary, and that’s really appealing for folks.” With the filter removed, Schlossberg cautioned that candidates should stay genuine on social media, or at the very least, stay genuine to the brand they have created for themselves. He said: “People have an eye for bullshit, and they can detect it.”


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Notice of Formation of LLFP LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 08/08/2022. Office location New York SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served S SN Y mail proces s to 348 WEST 20TH STREET, NEW YORK , NY, 10011. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of 57 GARAGE M A N A G E M E N T LLC. Ar ts . O f Org. filed with SSNY on 0 8/0 8/2 0 2 2 . Office location New York SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 90 STATE STREET , SUITE 700, BOX 10, ALBANY, NY, 12207. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of 825 THIRD AMENITY LLC. Ar ts . O f Org. filed with SSNY on 0 8/0 8/2 0 2 2 . Office location New York SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to ONE BRYANT PARK , NEW YORK, NY, 10036. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of CARE ABOUT MEDICAL, PLLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 0 7/ 2 6 / 2 0 2 2 . Office location New York SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 300 PARK AVENUE, SUITE 2501, NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, 10022. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Qual. of 262 FIF TH AVENUE PROJECT LLC. Auth. filed with SSNY on 0 3/0 2 /2 0 2 2 . Office location: New York . LLC formed in DE on 02/28/2022. SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to: 444 M A D I S O N AV EN U E , 6 T H F LO O R , N E W YORK, NY, 10022. Arts. of Org. filed with DE SOS. Townsend Bldg. Dover, DE 19901. Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of 612 E AST MAIN STREET, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 0 6/ 2 9/ 2 0 2 2 . Office location: Wayne. SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 11 6 0 - A PI T T S F O R D VICTOR ROAD, PITTSFORD, NY, 14534. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of DECP, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 07/05/2022.Of fice location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 892 PARK PL, BROOKLYN, NY, 11216. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of ZSTACHURA LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 0 7/ 2 9/ 2 0 2 2 . O f f i c e location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 38 RICHARDSON ST. APT 3, BROOKLYN, NY, 11211. Any law ful purpose. Notice of Formation of 933 XYZ REALTY LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 08/02/2022. Office location Bronx SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be s e r ve d S S N Y m a i l process to 933 E 217TH ST, BRONX, NY, 10469. Any law ful purpose.

Notice is hereby given that a license, number pending, for beer, wine and liquor has been applied for by the undersigned to sell beer, wine and liquor at retail in a catering establishment under the Alcohol Beverage Control Law at 620 Fifth Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10020 for onpremises consumption. 620 Venue, L.L.C. 620 Fifth Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10020

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Notice of Formation of YANG 56TH STREET LLC. Ar ts . O f Org. filed with SSNY on 0 8 /0 3/2 0 2 2 . Office location Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 901 5 6 T H S T R EE T, 1S T FLOOR, BROOKLYN, NY, 11219. Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of M1 E AS T 13 TH STREET LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 0 9/ 1 8 / 2 0 2 0 . Office location New York SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 125 PARK AVENUE 7 TH FLR, NEW YORK, NY, 10017. Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of 161 NASSAU LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 07/26/2022. Office location Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served S SN Y mail proces s to 161 NASSAU AVE, BROOKLYN, NY, 11222. Any law ful purpose.

Notice is hereby given that license number 13 4 9 3 8 4 f o r li qu o r has been applied for by the undersigned to sell liquor at retail in a TAV ER N under the alcoholic beverage control law at 228 7TH AVE B R O O K LY N , NY 11215 for on-premises consumption.

Notice of Formation of 615 7 S E N T IN E L ROAD, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 0 2 / 1 0/ 2 0 2 2 . Office location New York SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 5 WEST 37 TH STREE T, 12TH FLOOR, NEW YORK , NY, 10018. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of 61 6 3 S E NTINE L ROAD, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 0 2 /0 7/ 2 0 2 2 . Office location New York SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 5 WEST 37 TH STREE T, 12TH FLOOR, NEW YORK , NY, 10018. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of 61 6 3 S E NTINE L ROAD, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 0 2 /0 7/ 2 0 2 2 . Office location New York SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 5 WEST 37 TH STREE T, 12TH FLOOR, NEW YORK , NY, 10018. Any lawful purpose.

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BRBK 228 LLC 228 7TH AVE BROOKLYN, NY 11215 Notice of Formation of MUT TON HILL AFAB, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 0 8/0 8/2 0 2 2 . Office location Madison SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 3674 MUTTON HILL ROAD, CAZENOVIA , N Y, 13035. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of POLAR BRONX BLVD, LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with SSNY on 0 8 /0 2 /2 0 2 2 . Office location: Bronx SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process agains t it may b e s e r ve d . S S N Y mail process to 32-57 84TH STREE T, G/F, E AST ELMHURST, NY, 11370. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of Stream Valley Irrigation LLC, filed with SSNY on 06/12/2022. Office: New York County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 630 west 173 street 4H New York NY 10032. Purpose: any lawful act or activity.

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NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNT Y OF KINGS DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST C O M PA N Y AMERICAS, AS TRUSTEE FOR RESIDENTIAL ACCREDIT LOANS , INC., MORTGAGE ASSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2006 - QS8, Plaintif f AGAINST ANN EINHORN, et al. , Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly entered October 20, 2020, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Kings County Supreme Court, Outside on courthouse steps on Adams Street, 3 6 0 Adams S tre e t , Brooklyn, New York 11201 on September 22, 2022 at 11:05AM, premises known as 100 Lawrence Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11230. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, City of New York, BLOCK: 5422, LOT: 31. Approximate amount of judgment $1,298,720.31 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 5 0 0 6 6 2 /2 0 1 6 . T h e aforementioned auction will be conducted in accordance with the KINGS County COVID-19 Protocols located on the Of fice of Cour t Administration (OCA) website (https://ww2. nycourts.gov/Admin/oca. shtml) and as such all persons must comply with social distancing, wearing masks and screening practices in effect at the time of this foreclosure sale. Jonathan Engel, Esq., Referee Frenkel Lambert Weiss Weisman & Gordon, LLP 53 Gibson Street Bay Shore, NY 11706 01-092394-F00 72325 Application of Authority of L aunddoor L LC filed with SSNY on 07/22/2022. Office: New York County. SSNY is designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Launddoor LLC: 10279 South 86th Terrace, Apt 308, Palos Hills, IL 60465. Purpose: any lawful act or activity.

Notice of Formation of L M CV E ASY K N O C K INVESTORS LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 08/15/2022. Of fice location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 535 5TH AVENUE, 12TH FLOOR, NEW YORK, NY, 10017. Any law ful purpose. Notice of Formation of VASETTA, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 05/31/2022. Office location Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 455 OCEAN PA R K WAY, APT 3F, BROOKLYN, NY, 11218. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of WASHINGTON HOLDINGS, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 0 8 /0 3/2 0 2 2 . Office location New York SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 485 LEXINGTON AVENUE, NEW YORK, NY, 1001. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of AKH156 LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 08/03/2022. Office location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 156 EAST 62ND, NEW YORK, NY, 10065. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of Rhinebeck House LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State: 3/3/17. Office location: NY County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: National Corporate Research, Ltd., 10 E. 40th St., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10016. Purpose: any lawful activity.

Notice is hereby given that license number 13 4 9 3 0 3 f o r li qu o r has been applied for by the undersigned to sell liquor at retail in a RESTAURANT-OP 252 under the alcoholic beverage control law at 50 NORTH SEA DR. SOUTHOLD, NY 11971 for on-premises consumption. LITTLE FISH HOSPITALITY LLC 50 NORTH SEA DR. SOUTHOLD, NY 11971 Notice of Formation of ARIES BUILDERS / STUDIO WOODMAN, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 07/28/2022. Office location New York SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 245 E 19TH STREET, APT 18K, NEW YORK, NY, 10003. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of GOLDEN DR AGON CONSTRUCTION GROUP LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 0 8 / 1 0/ 2 0 2 2 . Office location Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 1368 82ND STREE T 2ND FLOOR, BROOKLYN, NY, 11228. Any lawful purpose. Notice is hereby g i ve n t h a t l i c e n s e number 1349 613 for LIQUOR has been applied for by the undersigned to sell LIQUOR at retail in a RESTAURANTOP 252 under the alcoholic beverage control law at 895 FULTON ST BROOKLYN, N Y 11 2 3 8 f o r o n premises consumption. VESSEL NEW YORK INC. 895 FULTON ST BROOKLYN, NY 11238

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Notice of Formation of RED ROVER BK, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 08/03/2022. Office location Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 1008 MANHATTAN AVENUE, #4B, B R O O K LY N , N Y, 11222. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Qual. of YS 220W42 OWNER LLC. Auth. filed with SSNY on 08/12/2022. Office location: New York . LLC formed in DE on 02/15/202 2 . SSNY de sg . as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to: 1325 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, 28TH FLOOR , NE W YORK, NY, 10019. Arts. of Org. filed with DE SOS. Townsend Bldg. Dover, DE 19901. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation o f K E N T AV E N U E OWNERS LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 0 4 / 2 0/ 2 0 2 1 . Office location Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 45 B R OA D WAY, SUITE #1850, NEW YORK, NY, 10006. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of PARQUET MEDICAL , PLLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 0 7/ 2 6 / 2 0 2 2 . Office location New York SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 168 CENTRE STREET, NEW YORK, NY, 10013. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of BE LL A TRUCCO TEAM LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 0 8 / 2 9/ 2 0 2 2 . Office location Orange SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 53 JAMES CLARK DRIVE, M I D D L E T O W N , N Y, 10940. Any lawful purpose. LEGALNOTICES@ CITYANDSTATENY.COM


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Notice of Qual. of NHC HUDSON GP LLC Auth. filed with SSNY on 08/23/2022. Office location: New York . LLC formed in DE on 06/17/2022. SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to: 600 MAMARONECK AVENUE #400, HARRISON, NY, 10528. Arts. of Org. filed with DE SOS. Townsend Bldg. D o v e r, DE 19901. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of 42 Distilled Consulting Group LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 8/25/22. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 875 W. 181st Street #3L, New York, NY 10033. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Notice of Formation o f L ad y A n d e r s o n Enterprises, LLC filed with SSNY on [0 6/17/202 2]. O f fice: [New York] County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: [720 Lenox Avenue 26F, NY, NY 10039]. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Notice of formation of 122 Deer Meadows Road, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY on 8/22/2022. Office location: County of Onondaga. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: Mark B ethmann C/O BellCornerstone 100 E Seneca St Ste 100 Manlius, NY 13104

Notice of Formation of 6 0 31 S E NTINE L ROAD, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 05/04/2022.Of fice location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 5 WEST 37 TH STREE T, 12TH FL, NEW YORK , NY, 10018. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation o f M S TA R G R O U P HOLDING COMPANY LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 04/19/2022. Office location Richmond SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom p ro c e s s a g ain s t i t may be served SSNY mail process to 1324 FOREST AVE, UNIT 194, STATEN ISLAND, NY, 10302. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of THE LOST AND FOUND BK LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 0 8 / 1 9/ 2 0 2 2 . Office location Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 226 CLIFTON PL 3B , BROOK LY N , N Y, 11216. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of 1950 E AST 4TH STREET, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 0 7/ 2 0/ 2 0 2 2 . Office location Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 1946 E AST 4TH STREE T, BROOKLYN, NY, 11223. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of 2921 BRIGHTON 4 LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 06/08/2022. Office location Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served S SN Y mail proces s to 35 BRIGHTON 2 PLACE, 4B, BROOKLYN, NY, 11235. Any lawful purpose.

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Notice is hereby g i ve n t h a t l i c e n s e number 1350090 for liquor has been applied for by the undersigned to sell liquor at retail in a C T 24 6 CAT ER I N G ES TABLISHMEN T un d e r t h e alcoholic beverage control law at 98A SOUTH 4TH STREET B R O O K LY N , NY 11249 in Kings County for on-premises consumption. LEMONS & OLIVES INC. 98A SOUTH 4TH STREET BROOKLYN, NY 11249 Notice is hereby given that license number 1349658 for liquor has been applied for by the undersigned to sell liquor at retail in a R ES TAUR AN T under the alcoholic beverage control law at 14 41 BROADWAY NEW YORK, NY 10018 in NEW YORK County for on-premises consumption. TORTAZO NYC LLC 1441 BROADWAY NEW YORK, NY 10018 Notice of Formation of New Balab LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State: 8/17/22. Office location: NY County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: Samuel Chenillo, 350 7th Ave., Ste. 1605, NY, NY 10001, principal business address. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Notice of Formation of 1000AGrantAve LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 8/3/22. Office location: Bronx County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1000A Grant Ave, Bronx, NY 10456. Purpose: any lawful act or activity.

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Notice of Auction Modern Moving Inc. will sell at Public Auction at 3735 Merritt Avenue, Bronx, N Y 1 0 4 6 6 At 6:00 P. M . on SEPTEMBER 13 TH , 2022 for due and unpaid charges by virtue of lien in accordance with the provisions of the law and with due notice given all parties claiming an interest therein, t h e t im e s p e c i f i e d In each notice for payment of said charges having expired household furniture & effects, pianos, trunks, cases , T V ’s , radios , h i f i ’s , r e f r i g e r a t o r s , sewing machines, washers, air conditioners, h o u s e h o l d f ur ni t ure O f all de s crip tions and the contents thereof, stored under the following names: VIL AMOR, ROSANNA SAWHNE Y WEST CARE MEDICAL DEANNA SMITH S A N TA N A M EL I S S A STRIBLING, MADISON POLINA KORCHAGINA DEVEL A , SABRINA PA R K E R , D WAY N E PA R K E R , CELESTE R I F AT, KRASINOS DOE JOHN & JANE HOUSE, TERESA G O R D O N , E DW E N A LLOYD MAWLINE JOHN & JANE DOE GREGORY ELLIS B E R L A H G A , M I G GY BOBB, M U R I TA ANESTHESIA GROUP ARTIKOV, NUSRATTILLO S O O D AT, ISMAIL J O C E LY N M C B R I D E Notice of Formation of Thomas Hodges Music LLC, LLC filed with SSNY on August 21, 2022. Office: New York County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: The Limited Liability Company 611 West 171st St, 1B New York, NY, 10032, USA. Purpose: any lawful act or activity.

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Notice of Formation of TK1 56 ST LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 04/21/2022 .Of fice location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 42 W 56TH ST 1FL, NEW YORK , NY, 10019. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of 188 CONSELYE A ST., LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 06/29/2022 .Of fice location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 188 CONSELYEA STREET, BROOKLYN, NY, 11211. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Qual. of GINKA PROPERTIES LLC Auth. filed with SSNY on 08/19/2022. Office location: New York . LLC formed in CO on 06/07/2022. SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to: 257 PARK AVENUE, ASPEN, CO, 81611. Arts. of Org. filed with CO SOS. 1700 Broadway, Suite 550, Denver CO 80290.Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of MARK BAY LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. Ar ts . O f Org. filed with SSNY on 02/14/2012. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom p ro c e s s a g ain s t i t may be served SSNY mail process to 274 49 STREE T, SUITE 211, BROOKLYN, NY, 11219. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of SOLOMON LEXINGTON LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 0 5/0 9/2 0 2 2 . Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 4 RALPH AVENUE, BROOKLYN, N Y, 11221. Any lawful purpose.

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Notice of Formation of RESILIENT BY ALANA LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 0 8 / 2 9/ 2 0 2 2 . Office location: Richmond SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 60 LONGVIEW ROAD, S TAT E N ISL AND, NY, 10304. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of ALISON MCGOR AN, DECORATIVE FINISHES LLC. Ar ts . O f Org. filed with SSNY on 0 8 /3 0/2 0 2 2 . Office location Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 128 E 94TH ST, BROOKLYN, NY, 11212. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of MAGNOLIA S O L U T I O N I N G LLC. Ar ts . O f Org. filed with SSNY on 0 8 /2 6/2 0 2 2 . Office location Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 6410 15TH AVENUE, BROOKLYN, N Y, 11219. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of NY HLC LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 07/06/2022. Office location Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 813 55TH ST FL 3, BROOKYN, NY, 11220. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Qual. of WINTERGREEN CLEAN ENERGY, LLC. Auth. filed with SSNY on 0 8 / 2 9/ 2 0 2 2 . Office location: Kings. LLC f o r m e d in D E o n 0 8/26/202 2 . SSNY de sg . as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. S SN Y mail proces s to: 370 JAY STREET, 7TH FL, ALBANY, NY, 12201. Arts. of Org. filed with DE SOS. Townsend Bldg. D o v e r, DE 19901. Any lawful purpose. LEGALNOTICES@ CITYANDSTATENY.COM


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FILED MARIE HIRST COURT CLERK CANADIAN COUNTY, OKLAHOMA IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF CANADIAN COUNTY STATE OF OKLAHOMA In the Matter of the Adoption of Emma Grace Jackson A Minor Child

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AMENDED ORDER AND NOTICE OF HEARING TO TERMINATE PARENTAL RIGHTS AND MAKE CHILD ELIGIBLE FOR ADOPTION WITHOUT CONSENT The State of Oklahoma to: unknown Biological Father (hereinafter - “father”) You are notified of the following: That the minor child Emma Grace Jackson was born February 7, 2019 in Manhattan, New York at Bellevue Hospital Center. The biological mother identified as Kathryn Ann Kendall. Take notice that the Application to terminate your parental rights and determine your consent not necessary for the completion of this adoption of Emma Grace Jackson, born February 7, 2019, is on file with the Clerk of this Court. It is alleged that you’re your consent to adoption is not necessary and your rights should be terminated for the following reasons: 1. Pursuant to 10 O.S. § 7505-4.2 (B)(1), as he has wholly failed to provide any support for the minor for more than one year next preceding the filing of this Petition in accordance with his means and ability. 2. Pursuant to 10 O.S. §7505-4.2(I) in that he has willfully failed to maintain a significant relationship with the minor for a period of twelve (12) out of the last fourteen (14) months immediately preceding the filing of the petition for adoption. and, therefore, your consent to the adoption is not necessary, and that Petitioner is a proper party to adopt. A hearing on the Application to Terminate your Parental Rights and to determine whether your consent to the adoption is necessary is set for 9: 00 o’clock a.m. on the 27th day of September 2022, in the in the County Courthouse of Canadian County 301 N. Choctaw St, El Reno, OK 73036 before The Honorable Jack McCurdy. YOU ARE, THEREFORE, NOTIFIED THAT THE COURT WILL HEAR EVIDENCE IN SUPPORT OF AND IN OPPOSITION TO THE GRANTING OF THE APPLICATION AT THE TIME AND PLACE ABOVE SHOWN WHERE YOU WILL HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE PRESENT AND AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT SAID TIME AND PLACE INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO OBJECT TO THE ADOPTION OF YOUR CHILD. You have a right to counsel and if you cannot afford one than the Court shall appoint one for you. However, you must appear and request the same. YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THIS HEARING SHALL CONSTITUTE A DENIAL OF YOUR INTEREST IN YOUR CHILD WHICH DENIAL MAY RESULT, WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE OF THIS PROCEEDING OR ANY SUBSEQUENT PROCEEDINGS, IN YOUR CHILD’S ADOPTION WITHOUT YOUR CONSENT THEREBY TERMINATING YOUR RIGHTS TO YOUR CHILD IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA.

Notice of Formation of TELESTAR 311 LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 07/25/2022. Office location New York SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be s e r ve d S S N Y m a i l process to 1 PELICANS DRIVE, NEWPORT COAST, CA, 92657. Any lawful purpose. Notice is hereby given that license number 1350442 for wine/beer has been applied for by the undersigned to sell wine/beer at retail in a Restaurant under the alcoholic beverage control law 250 West 86th Street New Yo r k , N Y 1 0 0 24 for on premises consumption. SOCCER SPACE LLC 250 WEST 86TH STREET NEW YORK, NY 10024 Notice is hereby given that license number 1350376 for LIQUOR has been applied for by the undersigned to sell LIQUOR at retail in a OP 252 RESTAURANT under the alcoholic beverage control law at 200 E 3RD STREET NEW YORK , NY 10003 for on-premises consumption. OYSTER CITY LLC 200 E 3RD STREET NEW YORK, NY 10003 Arts. of Org. of HV MANAGEMENT GROUP, LLC (“LLC”) filed with N Y Dept . of S tate on 08/26/2022. Office location: Rens selaer County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 765 WESTERN ROAD, CASTLE TONON-HUDSON, NY, 12033, LLC, HV MANAGEMENT GROUP,LLC, principal business address. LLC does not have a specific date of dissolution. Purpose: All legal purposes. Filer: Ed Martin, Law Office of Edward J. Martin, PLLC, 125 High Rock Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

It is so Ordered. Dated this tfclay of, 2022.

Approved:

JACK D. MCCURDY H Judge of the District Court

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Notice of Qual. of V E S PE R S PA R R OW CLEAN ENERGY, LLC. Auth. filed with SSNY on 0 8 /2 6/2 0 2 2 . Office location: Kings. LLC f o r m e d in D E o n 0 8/26/202 2 . SSNY de sg . as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. S SN Y mail proces s to: 370 JAY STREET, 7TH FL, ALBANY, NY, 12201. Arts. of Org. filed with DE SOS. Townsend Bldg. D o v e r, DE 19901. Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Qual. of CHICK ADEE CLE AN ENERGY, LLC. Auth. filed with SSNY on 0 8 /2 6/2 0 2 2 . Office location: Kings. LLC f o r m e d in D E o n 0 8/26/202 2 . SSNY de sg . as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. S SN Y mail proces s to: 370 JAY STREET, 7TH FL, ALBANY, NY, 12201. Arts. of Org. filed with DE SOS. Townsend Bldg. D o v e r, DE 19901. Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of W&F 168 LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 06/23/2022. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 8212 14TH AVENUE, BROOKLYN, NY, 11228. Any law ful purpose.

Notice of Qual. of NEW HOLL AND HUDSON F U N D L . P. . A u t h . filed with SSNY on 0 8 /2 5/2 0 2 2 . Office location: New York . LLC formed in DE on 06/17/2022. SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to: 600 MAMARONECK AVENUE #400, HARRISON, NY, 10528. Arts. of Org. filed with DE SOS . Townsend Bldg. Dover, DE 19901. Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Qual. of AMERICAN ROBIN CLEAN ENERGY, LLC. Auth. filed with SSNY on 0 8 /2 6/2 0 2 2 . Office location: Kings. LLC f o r m e d in D E o n 0 8/26/202 2 . SSNY de sg . as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. S SN Y mail proces s to: 370 JAY STREET, 7TH FL, ALBANY, NY, 12201. Arts. of Org. filed with DE SOS. Townsend Bldg. D o v e r, DE 19901. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Qual. of TEABERRY CLEAN ENERGY, LLC. Auth. filed with SSNY on 0 8 /2 6/2 0 2 2 . Office location: Kings. LLC f o r m e d in D E o n 0 8/26/202 2 . SSNY de sg . as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. S SN Y mail proces s to: 370 JAY STREET, 7TH FL, ALBANY, NY, 12201. Arts. of Org. filed with DE SOS. Townsend Bldg. D o v e r, DE 19901. Any lawful purpose.

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Notice of Formation of SOLOMON BROADWAY LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 0 5/0 9/2 0 2 2 . Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 4 RALPH AVENUE, BROOKLYN, N Y, 11221. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of 226 PROPER T Y OF NY LLC Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 0 8 /3 0/2 0 2 2 . Office location: KINGS SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail 226 UTICA AVE, BROOKLYN, NY, UNITED STATES, 11213. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of S&T FREEPORT LLC Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 09/07/2022. Office location: KINGS SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail 1425 37TH STREET, SUITE 604, BROOKLYN, NY, UNITED STATES, 11218. Any lawful purpose.

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Notice of Formation of 128 E 64th St LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State: 8/10/22. Office location: NY County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 128 E 64th St LLC, 128 E. 64th St., NY, NY 10065, principal business address. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Homes by Habersang LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 04/28/22. O f f ice: S chenec tady County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, [2106 Nott St, Niskayuna, NY 12309]. Purpose: Any law ful purpose. Notice of Formation of SAWA N E H H O M E S , LLC filed with SSNY on 7/30/2022. Office: New York County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 2057 Valentine Ave, Bronx, NY 10457. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Notice of Qual. of PENNY HOTEL MANAGER NORTH 8TH STREET LLC Auth. filed with SSNY on 09/02/2022. Office location: Kings. LLC formed in DE on 02/22/2022. SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to: 600 MAMARONECK AVENUE #400, HARRISON, NY, 10528. Arts. of Org. filed with DE SOS . Townsend Bldg. Dover, DE 19901. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of STACKED SOLUTIONS LLC. Ar ts . O f Org. filed with SSNY on 0 6/ 2 4 / 2 0 2 2 . Office location Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 2433 K N A P P S T, S U I T E 205, BROOKLYN, NY, 11235. Any lawful purpose.

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Notice of Formation of 304 LEONARD STREET LLC Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 0 3 / 1 7/ 2 0 2 2 . Office location: NEW YORK SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process agains t it may b e ser ved. SSNY 915 B R OA D WAY, SUITE 1101, NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, 10010. Any lawful purpose. Public Notice Cellco Par tnership and its controlled affiliates doing business as Verizon Wireless ( Ve r i z o n W i r e l e s s) proposes to collocate wireless communications antennas 35 .7feet on a 35 .7-foot building roof top at the approx. vicinity of 57 Cedar Grove Ave, Staten Island, Richmond County, NY, 10306. Public comments regarding potential effects from this site on historic p ro p e r ti e s m ay b e submit ted within 30 days from the date o f thi s p ub li c ati o n to: Meagan Henderson, m . h e n d e r s o n @ t r il e a f . com, 1395 South Marietta Park way, Building 400, Suite 209, Mariet ta, GA 30067, (678) 653-8673 ext. 657. Notice of Formation of GEORGE BEASON LAW PLLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 0 6/21/2021 . Office location Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 1084 BUSHWICK AVENUE, BROOKLYN, NY, 11221. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of X ANDAR US LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 08/16/2022. Office location Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 575 DECATUR ST, #2, BROOKLYN, NY, 11233. Any lawful purpose.

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Public Notice NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNT Y OF KINGS DI T EC H FINAN C IAL LLC, F/K /A GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, Plaintiff AGAINST FLOZENA WEEMS AKA F L OZ E M A WEEMS, et al. , Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated May 01, 2019 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Kings County Supreme Court, outside on courthouse steps on Adams Street, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201, on February 03, 2022 at 11:00AM, premises known as 757 G E O R G I A AV E N U E , BROOKLYN, NY 11207. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough and County of Kings, City and State of New York, Block 4321, Lot 45. Approximate amount of judgment $472,676.04 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment for Index# 500829/2017. The aforementioned auction will be conducted in accordance with the Kings County COVID-19 Protocols located on the Of fice of Cour t Administration (OCA) website (https://ww2. ny c o u r t s . g o v/A d m i n/ oca.shtml) and as such all persons must comply with social distancing, wearing masks and s c re e ning p rac ti c e s in effect at the time of this foreclosure sale. Charlane Odetta Brown, Referee Gross Polowy, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 1775 Wehrle Drive, Suite 100 Williamsville, NY 14221 70495 Notice of Formation of MANHOLCON, LLC filed with SSNY on AUGUST 18, 2022. Office: NEW YORK County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 228 East 84th Street, Apt 2B, New York, NY 10028. Purpose: Project Management Consultancy LEGALNOTICES@ CITYANDSTATENY.COM

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Notice of Qual. of ASCEN WORKFORCE, LLC.. Auth. filed with SSNY on 09/01/2022. Of fice location: New York. LLC formed in DE on 06/14/2021. SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to: 5500 MAIN STREET, STE 3 4 5 , BUFFALO, N Y, 14221. Arts. of Org. filed with DE SOS. Townsend Bldg. D o v e r, DE 19901. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of CRAFT HOT CHOCOLATE DRINKS LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 07/18/2022. Of fice location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 64 EAST 1ST STREE T , NEW YORK, NY, 10003.Any lawful purpose. Notice of formation of Fireleaf, LLC, a domestic LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 09/08/22. Office location: Kings County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served and the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to: The LLC, 1332 Herkimer Street, Brooklyn, New York 11233. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. PUBLIC NOTICE: Cellco Partnership and its controlled affiliates doing business as Verizon Wireless are proposing to collocate antennas on the following existing 132-ft tall building located at 281-287 Ave. C Loop, New York, New York County, NY 10009 (40° 43’ 51.02” N. 73° 58’ 31.72” W). Public comments regarding potential effects from this site on historic properties may be submitted within 30-days from the date of this publication to: M. Gordon, Terracon, 2105 Newpoint Place, Suite 600 Lawrenceville, GA 30043; 7 70 - 623- 0755 or mdgordon@terracon. com.

Bok Global LLC filed w/ SSNY on 8/11/22. Office: Kings Co. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 668 6th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215. Purpose: any lawful. Notice of Qual. of BH3 MANAGE ME NT LLC Auth. filed with SSNY on 09/01/2022. Office location: New York . LLC formed in DE on 10/27/2009. SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to: 600 MAMARONECK AVENUE #400, HARRISON, NY, 10528. Arts. of Org. filed with DE SOS. Townsend Bldg. D o v e r, DE 19901. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of M A N S B Y CA PI TA L , LLC. Ar ts . O f Org. filed with SSNY on 0 3 / 1 9/ 2 0 2 1 . Office location New York SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to ONE ROCKEFELLER PLAZA, 11 T H FLO O R , NE W YORK, NY, 10020. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of BEANE HOLDING, LLC. .Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 09/09/2022. Office location: Wyoming SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. S SN Y mail proces s to 4172 ROUTE 98, JAVA , NY, 14113 . Any lawful purpose. 884 NOXON ROAD LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 09/01/22. Office: New York County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 8625 Lef fer ts Boulevard, R i c hm o n d H ill , N Y 11418. Registered ag e nt ad dre s s c/o Rosemary Hayden, 8625 Lef fer ts Boulevard, R i c hm o n d H ill , N Y 11418. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of SLADFIT LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 09/14/2022. Office location New York SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 444 MADISON AVENUE, 6 T H F LO O R , N E W YORK, NY, 10022. Any lawful purpose. PUBLIC NOTICE: Pursuant to 47 CFR I(A), Part 1, Appendix C(V.B.), DISH Wireless is providing notification and opportunity to provide public comment on the proposed collocation of 5G antennas atop an existing multi-family residential building already containing cellular antennas. The location is 67 Park Ave New York, NY located in New York County. The completed height of the structure would remain 175 ft, as the antennas would be lower than existing structures. All work for the project will be confined to the rooftop footprint which currently houses similar telecommunications infrastructure. No ground dis turbing ac tivitie s will be required. Please provide any comments regarding potential effects on Historic Properties to Jason Koralewski, Senior Archaeologist/ Principal Investigator at koralewskij@leidos. com or 850-428-6569. Notice of Qual. of EN HAUS C O M M U N I C AT I O N S LLC Auth. filed with SSNY on 0 9/ 1 3 / 2 0 2 2 . Office location: Kings. LLC f o r m e d in D E o n 0 9/ 0 8 / 2 0 2 2 . SSNY de sg . as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to: 600 MAMARONECK AVENUE #400, HARRISON, NY, 10528. Arts. of Org. filed with DE SOS . Townsend Bldg. Dover, DE 19901. Any lawful purpose.

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Public Notice Cellco Par tnership and its controlled affiliates doing business as Verizon Wireless ( Ve r i z o n W i r e l e s s) proposes to collocate wireless communications antennas at a top height of 78 feet on an 80-foot building rooftop at the approx. vicinity of 9 Glover Avenue, Yonkers, Westchester County, NY 10704. Public comments regarding potential effects from this site on historic properties may be submitted within 30 days from the date of this publication to: Laura Elston, l.elston@trileaf. com, 1395 South Marietta Parkway, Building 400, Suite 209, Marietta, GA 30067, 678-653-8673. Notice of formation of Dank Collective, LLC, a domestic LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 09/09/22. Office location: Jefferson Count y. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served and the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to: The LLC, 302 N. James Street, Car thage, New York 13601. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Pate Medical Consulting PLLC filed w/ SSNY on 9/6/22. Office: New York Co. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 340 E 80th St., #2E, NY, NY 10075. Purpose: Medicine. Public Notice We applied title of vin 1n4aa5apxbc861767. to NJMVC. If objections write to CA of NJMVC P O Box 017,NJ 08666 Notice of Formation of HERRERA GROUP PRINTING LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 0 9/0 9/ 2 0 2 2 . Office location Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served S SN Y mail proces s to 1131 GLENMORE AV E , B R O O K LY N , N Y, 11208. Any lawful purpose. LEGALNOTICES@ CITYANDSTATENY.COM


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Public Notice Cellco Par tnership and its controlled affiliates doing business as Verizon Wireless ( Ve r i z o n W i r e l e s s) proposes to collocate wireless communications antennas at the following locations in Bronx County, NY: at a top height of 76 feet on an 82-foot building rooftop at the approx. vicinity of 660 Nereid Ave, Bronx, NY 10470; at a top height of 66 feet on a 69-foot building rooftop at the approx. vicinity of 2334 Webster Ave, Bronx, NY 10458; at a top height of 71 feet on a 73-foot building rooftop at the approx. vicinity of 2766 Sedgwick Ave, Bronx, NY 10468; at a top height of 73 feet on a 79-foot building rooftop at the approx. vicinity of 2800 Jerome Avenue , B ron x , N Y 10468; at top heights of 56 feet and 51 feet on a 50-foot building rooftop at the approx. vicinity of 652 Soundview Avenue, Bronx, NY 10473; at a top height of 72.8-feet on a 73-foot building rooftop at the approx. vicinity of 3106 Bainbridge Avenue, Bronx, Bronx County, NY, 10467; and at a top height of 77-feet on a 96-foot building rooftop at the approx. vicinity of 945 Zerega Ave, Bronx, Bronx County, NY, 10467. Public comments regarding potential effects from this site on historic properties may be submitted within 30 days from the date of this publication to: H al ey Frank lin , h.franklin@trileaf.com, 1395 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30067, (678) 653-8673. Notice of Formation of LISA 7 AVE LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 09/02/2022. Office location Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 4604 7TH AVE, BROOKLYN, NY, 11220. Any lawful purpose.

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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF NEW YORK LIMITED LIABILIT Y COMPANY The name of the Limited Liability Company (the “C ompany ” ) is JRFink LLC; the date of filing of the Articles of Organization with the New York Department of State was July 7th, 2022; the County in New York in which the office of the Company is located is Richmond County, New York; the street address of the Company is PO Box 7007 New York, New York 10150; the Secretary of S tate has been designated as agent of the Company upon whom process may be served and the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the Company served upon him to Jeff Fink (or counsel for the Company (JRFink LLC)) PO Box 7007 New York, New York 10150; the duration of the Company is perpetual; the business purpose of the Company is to engage in any and all business activities permitted under the laws of the State of New York. Section 106 Public Notice T- M obile N or theas t , LLC proposes to modify equipment on a 78.6-foottall building located at 4334 49th Street, Long Island City, New York County, NY 11104. Interested parties with comments regarding potential e f fe c t s on His toric Properties may contact T-Mobile c/o Julia Klima at Dynamic Environmental Associates, Inc., 3850 Lake Street, Suite C, Macon, GA 31204, 8779 6 8 - 4 7 8 7, S e c1 0 6 @ DynamicEnvironmental. com within 30 days from the date of this publication. Re: 22209016 Notice is hereby given that license number 134157 7 for LIQUOR has been applied for by the undersigned to sell BEER , WINE, CIDER at retail in a TAVERN under the alcoholic beverage control law at 1063 BEDFORD AVENUE BROOKLYN, NY 11216 for on-premises consumption. FRANKIE & VALI’S PIZZA LLC 1063 BEDFORD AVENUE BROOKLYN, NY 11216

Public Notice Notice of Auction Sale is herein given that Access Self Storage of Long Island City located at 29-00 Review Avenue, Long Island City, N.Y. 11101 will take place on W W W . STORAGETREASURES. COM Sale by competitive bidding star ting on September 30th, 2 0 2 2 and e n d o n October 11, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. to satisfy unpaid rent and charges on the following accounts: C onte nt s of ro oms generally contain misc. #116 –Jonathan Herrera; 4 vacuum sealed bags with clothing #315 Lev y Holts; picture, bags, hangers, bicycle, and suitcase #612- Jonathan Herrera; Mattress, crib, 25+ boxes, tent, flat screen t v. #6209-Christian Hooker; Paintings, leaf blower, painting supplies. chair, boxes, cooler, wo o d , tra f f i c c o n e and skateboard. The contents of each unit will be sold as a lot and all items must be removed from the premises within 7 2 hours . Owners may redeem their goods by paying all rent and charges due at any time before the sale. All sales are held “with reserve”. Owner reserves the right to cancel sale at any time. Notice is hereby given that license number 1342889 for LIQUOR has been applied for by the undersigned to sell LIQUOR , BEER , WINE, CIDER at retail in a BAR/RESTAURANT under the alcoholic beverage control law at 54 EAST 13TH STREET NEW YORK, NY 10003 for on-premises consumption. SAM MILLER HOSPITALITY LLC 54 EAST 13TH STREET NEW YORK, NY 10003

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Section 106 Public Notice T-Mobile Northeast, LLC proposes to collocate and/or replace existing antennas at the following locations: a 290 foot tall building located at 494 8th Avenue, New York, New York County, NY 10001 (DEA # 22206035), a 84.3 foot tall building located at 85 4th Avenue, New York, New York County, NY 10003 (DEA #22209011), a 57.7 foot tall building located at 119 Mott Street, New York, New York County, NY 10013 (DEA # 22209012), a 68.75 foot tall building located at 862 9th Avenue, New York, New York County, NY 10019 (DEA #22209015), a 75.2 foot tall building located at 12 Harrison Avenue, Brooklyn, Kings County, NY 11211 (DEA # 2 2 20 9 0 20) , and a 62.8 foot tall building located at 380-382 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, Kings County, NY 11215 (DEA # 22206028). Interested parties with comments regarding potential e f fe c t s on His toric Properties may contact T-Mobile c/o Julia Klima at Dynamic Environmental Associates, Inc., 3850 Lake Street, Suite C, Macon, GA 31204, 8779 6 8 - 4 7 8 7, S e c1 0 6 @ DynamicEnvironmental. com within 30 days from the date of this publication. Re: DEA #22206035, and/or DEA#22209011, and/or DEA# 22209012, and/or DEA# 22209015, and/or DEA# 22209020, and/or DEA# 22206028. Notice of Formation of 1081PER LLC filed with S SN Y on 8/2/202 2 . Office: Kings County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 118KNICKERBOCKER AV E , Brook lyn , N Y, 11237. Purpose: any lawful act or activity.

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Notice is hereby given that license number 1350953 for LIQUOR has been applied for by the undersigned to sell WINE at retail in a RW 341 RESTAURANT under the alcoholic beverage control law at 2052 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NY 10023 for on-premises consumption. BONDI - 2052 BROADWAY LLC 2052 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NY 10023 Notice of Formation of CORTLAND 19CW LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 05/24/2022. Office location: Nassau SSNY desg.as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be s e r ve d . S S N Y mail process to 301 MISSION S T R E E T, A P T 2 7 F, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 94105. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of 58 AVE. O LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 09/06/2022 .Of fice location: Richmond SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 475 STAFFORD AVE, S TAT E N ISL AND, NY, 10312. Any lawful purpose.

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Notice of Formation of REN MEDICAL CARE, PLLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 0 8 / 1 9/ 2 0 2 2 . Office location: Nassau SSNY desg.as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 168 CENTRE STREET, NEW YORK, NY, 10013. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Form. of SANNIK LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 09/13/2022. Office location: Rens selaer SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be s e r ve d . S S N Y mail process to 33 SCOTCH PINE DR, MEDFORD, NY, 11763. Any lawful purpose. Notice of formation of SUNCROFT HUNTER INVEST, LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/2/2021. Off. Loc.: New York County. SSNY has been desig. as agent upon whom process against it may be served. The address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy to is: The LLC, 33 Irving Place, 3rd Fl., New York, NY 10003. Purpose: any lawful act.

Notice of Formation of PIES UPSTAIRS, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 09/14/2022. Office location Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 600 MAMARONECK AVENUE #400, HARRISON, N Y, 10528. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of MARASA LLC. Ar ts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 09/06/2022.Of fice location: Richmond SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be s e r ve d . S S N Y mail process to 475 STAFFORD AVE, STATEN ISLAND, NY, 10312. Any lawful purpose.

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LOSERS THE BEST OF THE REST CHI OSSÉ

At 24 years old, Chi Ossé became the youngest lead sponsor to pass a New York City Council bill. We’re pretty sure. His bill will make naloxone, commercially marketed as Narcan, available to nightlife establishments to use in opioid overdose emergencies. The health department will also provide training to bar and club managers to help ensure young people are partying safely.

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Developer Boris Aronov got support for a housing development from New York City Council Member Tiffany Cabán, who was praised by Mayor Eric Adams and the Daily News – or what she called the “pleasantly surprised” contingent.

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GARY JENKINS The New York City Department of Homeless Services commissioner is leading an agency “at its breaking point,” Adams said. The city failed to provide shelter to 60 single men, which advocates called “a serious breach of law and a court order.” Since the city is required to provide shelter to anyone who needs it, Jenkins is tasked with making sure the city meets the mandate, no matter the constraints. THE REST OF THE WORST ANTHONY ANNUCCI

What happens when the guy in charge of prisons is the one breaking the law? State Corrections Acting Commissioner Anthony Annucci’s in hot water after data revealed that prisons under his supervision continued to hold people in solitary confinement for over 15 days.

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This Republican Rensselaer County commissioner had a tough week after being arrested by the FBI for fraudulent absentee ballots. Jason Schofield pleaded not guilty to the charges and returned to work the next day. Talk about dedication.

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Columbia is now worse than Cornell??? Yes, the upstate party Ivy overtook Columbia in this year’s U.S. News & World Report rankings, after the leadership in Morningside Heights got called out for cooking the books. Columbia (No. 18) still tops its uptown neighbors at Yeshiva University (No. 67), but the Orthodox Jewish school has bigger things to worry about than nearly meaningless rankings – the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that it has to legally recognize an LGBTQ student club.

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Employment levels for men in Hasidic-populated Kiryas Joel is similar to the rest of NY, and income holds its own despite Hasidic employees being on average much younger than elsewhere. Younger people earn much less than those with 20 years more work experience even if both have the same educational attainment. Forcing curriculum change onto Hasidic Yeshivas will not change the young-age factor impacting income and poverty rates.

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