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BRIGITTA ORTNER, or Brig, as many people call her, is a staple of Manhattan’s Upper West Side. The retired Saks Fifth Avenue cosmetic counter associate has lived on the top floor of a four-story walk-up since 1953 and is friends with some of the area’s best-known faces. A lifelong Democrat, Brig knows many local politicians, including Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, who’s been a friend for years. Brig even worked on Brewer’s 2001 City Council campaign. Brig also is a survivor. She escaped the Holocaust at age 10, having fled Germany with her family and eventually moving to New York. Now, like many senior citizens, she’s surviving the coronavirus pandemic alone. The 93-year-old has avoided infection by staying home in her flat not too far from Central Park. How does she keep her spirits up in such isolation? “It’s a sense of humor that helps you survive,” she said in an interview last week. “You really don’t want to be here, but what are you going to do? You can’t even kill yourself, because it’s not nice. I can try jumping out the window, but it’s only four flights down. It’s gallows humor that helps you survive.” Her dry wit falls short when she talks of the price of her longevity. “I think it’s a kind of punishment to survive this crap,” she said after outliving a close friend and cousin this summer. “I got a lot of (sympathy) cards, but those are from people who are nowhere near me. “People who want to live till they’re 100 need to have their heads examined,” she said. “Old age alone is terrible, because who do I have?”

The NFL and the Buffalo Bills want a new stadium. They also want the state and city to pay for it.

CONTENTS FIRST READ … 4 The week that was

RIKERS ISLAND … 6

Chaos at the notorious jail complex

INDIA WALTON … 8

With Byron Brown off the ballot, she’s closer to victory.

NEW BILLS STADIUM … 14 How much will it cost taxpayers? WESTERN NEW YORK POWER 100 … 19

Progressive change is coming to the Rust Belt.

WINNERS & LOSERS … 50

Who was up and who was down last week


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exemptions, notably for religious purposes. In New York City, a state Supreme Court judge put a halt to a requirement for all city Department of Education employees to get the shot, which similarly did not include exemptions. Both rulings are preliminary, and both state and city officials are confident that the vaccine mandates will ultimately stay in place.

- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, before watching a spectacle of illegal dirt bikes being destroyed, via Twitter

After lawmakers visited Rikers Island and decried the conditions there, Gov. Kathy Hochul signed the Less is More Act into law.

SOME VACCINE MANDATES PAUSED Some workers facing vaccine mandates to keep their jobs got some relief

from judges, who issued temporary restraining orders for the enforcement of two separate mandates. At the state level, a federal

judge in Utica blocked the implementation of the mandate for health care workers, which explicitly did not include any

DON’T MESS WITH DELIVERY WORKERS Approximately 65,000 delivery workers bring food all over New York City. They are mostly immigrants, and they have few official protections, as New York magazine and The Verge reported. Workers look out for and support each other, even as they are taken advantage of by the apps, robbed and not tipped after riding 30 blocks to deliver a single ice cream.

“We all had a conversation about Taxing the Rich in front of the very people who lobby against it.” – Rep. Alexandria OcasioCortez, after wearing a white dress emblazoned with “Tax the Rich” to the Met Gala, via ABC News

LESS IS MORE SIGNED INTO LAW As the situation at Rikers Island continues to deteriorate, Gov. Kathy Hochul heeded the call of lawmakers and others to sign the Less is More Act, which will reform the parole system so that fewer people return to jail for technical parole violations. Many people who populate Rikers and other jails are in for parole violations, so the law is expected to decrease the number of people reincarcerated for technical issues. The law won’t go into effect until next year, so Hochul also announced that she would direct the Board of Parole to release nearly 200 people immediately who would be eligible for release under Less is More.

POLLS LOOK GOOD FOR HOCHUL

Hochul seems to be off to a pretty good start to her time as governor, if poll numbers are to be believed. About 42% of New York voters view her favorability,

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while only 17% view her unfavorability. Of course, that leaves a large portion with no opinion yet, but better to start with a clean slate and woo the electorate than come in hated. Plus, the people think Hochul will be more collaborative than her predecessor, so it seems her messaging is working.

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For the first time in over a year, public school students returned to the classroom with no remote option as the new school year began, an anomaly among large urban districts in the

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country, many of which have not returned to fulltime in person classes yet. The decision against any choice for remote learning was protested by some parents who remained cautious about sending their kids back to school with the delta variant spreading and students under 12 ineligible for the vaccine. Attendance on the first day was a little lower than it had been in the past, a likely indicator of lingering hesitancy, but not drastically so. The day also had technical glitches as parents and teachers attempted to fill out the required health screenings.

Kids were welcomed back to school last week after more than a year of remote learning.

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Partisan redistricting draft maps released The state Independent Redistricting Commission released long-awaited drafts after delays with census data – two sets of maps each for Congress, the state Senate and the Assembly. The bipartisan panel tasked with decreasing the role of politics and gerrymandering presented one set of maps supported by Democrats and another supported by Republicans. The two sets of plans laid out very different visions for the state, with Republican commissioners even asserting that the Democrats’ version was illegal and unconstitutional, a charge the Democrats denied. GOP members of the commission also said their left-leaning counterparts refused to compromise before releasing the plans, while Democrats said that allowing the public to see both would be more transparent. Either way, the inability to agree and the tense public meeting to release the maps seem to be early indications that attempts to reach bipartisan agreements on redistricting might fall flat. “We were not able to come to a consensus on a single map,” said Republican co-chair and former state Sen. Jack Martins. “I see our responsibility as a commission as putting aside partisan differences. … We tried to, and unfortunately it was for naught.” The New York maps will have a national impact as Dem-

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Members of the state Senate are reviewing voting rights and election laws at a 10 a.m. hearing at the Legislative Office Building in Albany.

The MTA and transportation officials hold their first virtual public meeting at 10 a.m. to accept comments on the congestion pricing plan for Manhattan.

INSIDE DOPE

Top: GOP map for Congress Bottom: Democratic map for Congress

ocrats scramble to hang on to their narrow majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. The draft maps released last week are far from final, with the 10-member commission announcing multiple hearings across the state to gain input from New Yorkers about the plans. But they are a good indicator of how the process is going. – Rebecca C. Lewis

This kicks off a 16-month environmental assessment of the proposal to toll drivers entering Manhattan below 60th Street.

MONDAY 9/27 The New York City Council Committee on Public Safety holds a 10 a.m. oversight hearing at City Hall on reducing the responsibilities of the NYPD.

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UNDER PRESSURE, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced an emergency plan meant to provide relief to Rikers Island. The island hosts eight of the 10 jails managed by the New York City Department of Correction and has been in crisis since the beginning of the pandemic, with staff shortages exacerbating conditions that were already infamously poor. Here’s a look at some of the issues facing the facilities, some of the proposed fixes and other benchmark data by the numbers. – Caitlin Dorman

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A Q&A with Assembly Member Jessica GonzálezRojas What did you see during your visit to Rikers? We saw countless men being piled on top of each other, laying in their own urine and feces and people not getting the care that they needed. There was a transgender woman who was placed in a male facility and not getting her hormones or medical care. Countless people were missing out on their court dates because there was simply no one to drive them. These are people who are being detained

When Rikers is supposed to shut down

to call found loved ones, parents of their children, mothers, it’s, it’s just gutwrenching.

pretrial, so it was horrific and inhumane. The absolutely worst moment was when I was talking to someone who was incarcerated, and their cellmate jumped up on the bars and attempted suicide. Everything honestly happened in slow motion for me. I called the corrections officers, and I was pulled away. It was traumatic. I just spoke to many dozens of people. I have nine pages of notes, I’ll put it that way – of people’s phone numbers

You’ve been to other correctional facilities in the state. How does Rikers compare? I’ve been to Bedford Hills. I’ve been to Rikers, I’ve been to a juvenile detention center in the Bronx. And I have spent time at juvenile detention centers across the city in the past. I’m used to seeing these horrid conditions, but this was this was … it’s almost indescribable, but I’d just have to say it’s a crisis on our hands. To be honest, my heart goes out to all the workers, the health workers, the staff. What can elected officials do about this? The mayor has a clause that

he enacted during COVID to reduce the population that he can continue to enact in this crisis. Gov. Hochul has the (Less is More Act). She could sign it today. (Editor's note: Hochul signed the bill on Sept. 17, a few days after this interview.) It was passed by both the Assembly and the Senate back in June, so there’s absolutely no excuse. That would release people who are incarcerated on minor violations of their parole, things like lateness for a parole meeting or lateness for curfew. We need to press our prosecutors to stop asking for cash bail. What problems did you have when you went to Rikers on Sept. 13? The mayor’s office tried to, quote-unquote, schedule a tour on another day. They ended up breaking us into groups. – Zach Williams


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Desperate to hold on to power, Buffalo’s business class has one last shot to stop India Walton.

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FEW DAYS before the June 22 Buffalo Democratic mayoral primary, a low-grade panic had set in among the wealthy, the connected and the powerful in Buffalo. Larry Quinn, who has spent decades working on development projects for billionaires and sports team owners, posted to Facebook a since-deleted, error-laden missive that warned of the looming danger of a potential victory for India Walton, the Working Families Party-backed candidate and a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, over the city’s forever mayor, Byron Brown. “Thé Buffalo election is being run and funded by the Alexandra Occasio Cortez crowd from Queens with an assist from Phil Rumore the diabolical destroyer of our public education system,” Quinn wrote, referring to the member of Congress and Buffalo Teachers Federation president, respectively. “WAKE UP PEOPLE. VOTE FOR BROWN BEFORE OR ON TUESDAY.” A week before the election Quinn heard rumblings that things were not going well for the mayor, giving him cause to put up the post with the all caps treatment. Brown hadn’t run much of a campaign – despite having a deep war chest and a highly tuned fundraising apparatus. He refused to debate Walton before the primary. He hadn’t even uttered her name in the run up to the election. He held no campaign rallies or events. He went about his business as

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if there were no election. The Brown camp commissioned two polls in early June and supporters had been calling around to sound the alarm bells. The mayor might have a problem. Around the same time, money began to flow into the campaign at a fevered pace. In the final week of the race, a who’s who of Buffalo players began dumping contributions, many at or near the maximum allowed by state law, into Brown’s campaign fund. Quinn gave a grand. At least six members of the Jacobs family, owners of the global food services conglomerate Delaware North, gave $5,000 a piece. Bob Rich Jr., billionaire scion of the global frozen foods giant Rich Products, gave $10,000. In total, he raised nearly $120,000 in the week leading up to the election. The campaign spent more than $140,000 on radio, television and print advertising and campaign literature in a last-minute blitz, according to campaign finance reports. It was all for naught. India Walton defeated the incumbent by 4.4 percentage points. In the weeks after her victory, big-money names tried to brush her off with the same hubris that Brown showed during the primary. Rocco Termini, a well-known developer credited with leading the way on renovations of existing buildings around the city, claimed to know almost nothing about her. “I wouldn’t know her if I saw her,” he told The Buffalo News a few days after her victory. “I’m willing to give everybody a chance, but I’ve never met her. Nobody even knows what she basically stands for.” The day after Brown’s primary loss, developer Carl Paladino began organizing meetings to rally support for Brown, according to multiple media reports. The meetings never ended up happening, with some fearing being associated with Paladino, a Trump loyalist who has a history of racist and sexist comments. On June 28, Brown said he would wage a write-in campaign in November’s general election, with some prominent Buffalo figures – former mayor and current lobbyist Anthony Masiello and Common Council Member Joseph Golombek among them – standing by his side. After a controversial ruling from U.S. District Court Judge John Sinatra, the brother of real estate developer and major Brown donor Nick Sinatra, it looked like he would have a line on the ballot under the newly formed Buffalo Party, despite submitting his petitions nearly three months after the deadline set by the state Legislature. Sinatra addressed

the appearance of a conflict of interest by saying he considered the guidelines for recusal, spoke to another federal judge about the matter and he saw no reason to recuse himself. He ruled that the deadline was too early to allow for late-emerging candidates to take part and it limited the participation of voters, particularly Republicans and independents who cannot vote in the Democratic primary. However, Brown will not appear on the ballot after a state appellate court overturned that ruling and the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted a stay on the Sinatra decision, clearing the way for the Erie County Board of Elections to begin mailing ballots without Brown’s name on them. Walton’s camp cheered the outcomes, taking to Twitter and issuing a press release celebrating the victories. “As of now, Byron Brown’s frivolous legal actions have failed, and we are calling on him to cease them once and for all, and let us get back to the issues,” Jesse Myerson, a campaign spokesperson, said in the release.

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OST PEOPLE IN the business community don’t want to say much of anything about the mayoral race these days. City & State reached out to 10 people in Buffalo’s business circles. Termini picked up, but quickly ended the conversation upon learning of the nature of the inquiry. There was radio silence from the others. In fact, only Quinn was willing to speak to City & State. Quinn has been in the business and development community for decades, helping to oversee the construction of the city’s downtown arena and teaming up with billionaire Tom Golisano to keep the Buffalo Sabres in town after the previous owners went bankrupt in the early 2000s. Now semi-retired, he works as a consultant on development projects. He is currently helping another of the region’s billionaires, Rich, working in partnership with a media-focused investment group on a major film and television studio complex on the city’s West Side. To him, the initial reaction from the business community to Walton’s victory is a result of the trust that Brown, who did not respond to requests for an interview, has built with developers and other business leaders throughout his time in office. “I think what the mayor has shown is that he is a good collaborator in that movement toward reinvestment,” Quinn said. He also believes that Walton’s lack of ex-

“I’m not antidevelopment at all. What I am is anti-giving away taxpayer dollars to further enrich the wealthy, when we are leaving communities behind.” - India Walton

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Byron Brown has gone to work at 65 Niagara Square since being elected Buffalo’s mayor in 2005.

to folks who don’t really need them and allowing development to continue to happen on the backs of good, hardworking, taxpaying Buffalonians?

S ecutive experience – she was the executive director of a community land trust, a role that Brown attempted to paint as insignificant and oversold by the Walton camp in their only scheduled debate earlier this month – does not make her a good fit as more private investment flows into the city. “She’s a young person who has a certain amount of idealism,” Quinn said. “If she wants to voice it, that’s OK with me. I just don’t think, by the way, that she’s experienced enough to do this job and that’s a different matter.” Walton said she has tried to reach out to developers and other business leaders and has met with several people. She stressed that she has no intentions to try to slow down development. But neither will she promote the use of tax breaks for developers while so many regular Buffalonians are struggling. Under Brown’s watch, Buffalo has begun its transformation. A former federal court building that had become run down, a sym-

bol of disinvestment in the city, is now a Marriott with restaurants and shops on the first floor. The University at Buffalo moved its medical school downtown. The state built the Northland Workforce Training Center on the city’s East Side, a massive job training facility that specializes in preparing people for advanced manufacturing gigs. And what used to be gravel parking lots and an old arena is now a children’s museum and a replica of the old canal system that doubles as a skating rink in the winter. But high rates of deep poverty persist. Buffalo remains one of the most segregated and poor big cities in the nation. And the Brown administration spent down the city’s reserve fund to cover budget gaps in recent years and was facing a significant budget hole before the American Rescue Plan was passed. “We are not bringing in enough revenue to support city services as it is,” Walton said. “So why is it that we give tax breaks

O WHAT in particular has caused so much concern among the business class? Part of it seems to stem from Walton’s membership in the Democratic Socialists of America. Walton has not shied away from identifying herself as a socialist. But recently, including during the debate, she has tried to emphasize the Democratic portion of the group’s name, likely a reaction to Brown’s scare tactics, repeatedly referring to her as a radical. In addition, she has made it clear that she will pursue more concessions from developers through community benefits agreements and other means in exchange for any kind of subsidy or benefit on a given project. She would seek to end some tax breaks entirely. She has said she will ask for the Common Council’s support in opting the city out of the lucrative 485-a state tax break, a program that allows developers to avoid property taxes for 12 years on projects that refurbish abandoned buildings. And her proposal to raise property taxes has raised eyebrows among the city’s largest landholders. Brown, who has kept the tax rate flat throughout his tenure but did initiate a citywide reassessment of property values in 2019, has seen her plan as an opening, concentrating on the proposed tax increase during their recent debate. Rob Galbraith, a senior researcher with the Public Accountability Initiative, a Buffalo-based nonprofit that analyzes the intersection of money and power in Buffalo and beyond, has been observing and writing about the relationship between Brown and the Buffalo business class for almost 10 years. He said Walton represents a change in the status quo, and the removal of a mayor who has been more than friendly to business leaders. “The developers are not going to be dictating the terms anymore,” Galbraith said, in the case of a Walton victory. “I think that is the sort of relationship dynamic that they’re used to.” But Galbraith, who has donated to the Walton campaign and volunteered time phone-banking, said members of the business community also don’t want to overstep. “They don’t want to be out there up until the moment of the election with their hair on fire saying that she’s a communist


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demon or something,” he said. “Because there’s a good chance that they’re going to have to work with her.” There are plenty of ways the mayor can influence how development moves forward in the city. From sitting on the board of the Erie County Industrial Development Agency to putting people in leadership positions overseeing real estate and code enforcement, mayors have some levers to pull when negotiating the terms of real estate deals. But those pressures are limited and whoever ends up in office next January won’t want to be seen as an executive that is anti-development or anti-progress. Developers realize there are limits to what she can accomplish through the powers of the office, Galbraith said. “They know that just because a socialist steps into an elected office, she doesn’t have the power to seize all the productive capital in Buffalo,” he said. Walton, while maintaining she will be aggressive in her pursuit of better deals for taxpayers on development projects, also acknowledges that developers have a role to play in the city and that she is willing to work with them to try to find common ground. “I’m not anti-development at all,” Walton said. “What I am is anti-giving away taxpayer dollars to further enrich the wealthy, when we are leaving communities behind.” Still, Quinn said her aggressiveness in seeking more commitments and tax revenue from the business community has the potential to cool investment in a city that has seen a lot of change under Brown. “Will people shut down projects because India Walton is elected mayor?” he said. “I don’t think so. I just think you won’t see that creativity and that interest in investing and you’ll never know that it’s not there because you’ll never see it. That’s the real danger.”

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T FIRST GLANCE, Walton’s goals for Buffalo and Brown’s priorities might look pretty similar – expanding housing opportunities and improving public safety. But the devil is in the details, and it often boils down to a difference in philosophy on how to get there. Brown has long been supportive of tax breaks and other incentives for developers in a way that Walton views as too generous and benefiting wealthy people at the expense of the city’s poor and middle classes. “If folks want to develop private property with private money then go ahead and feel free to do that,” Walton said. “But anytime there is a subsidy expected from tax-

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payers and anytime there is an attempt to utilize city resources, aka public resources, then we’re going to make sure that the private serves the public good.” Quinn views that stance as hostile to business. He said Brown had put people in place who would work with the business community to move things forward, a change from what he called the “bad old days” of previous administrations, when a project might be held up if the developer wasn’t in good standing with City Hall. “What a businessperson, a developer, really wants is a professional, nonpolitical operation,” he said.

“They don’t want to be out there until the moment of the election with their hair on fire saying she’s a communist demon or something.” – Rob Galbraith, a senior researcher with the Public Accountability Initiative

But Galbraith said the links between many in Buffalo’s business community and the Brown administration are undeniable. He pointed to Nick Sinatra letting his real estate company’s property taxes fall more than $1 million behind without the city pursuing foreclosures as a prime example of one way businesspeople who donate to the Brown campaign get preferential treatment, as the city sometimes forecloses on residential properties that are just a few hundred dollars in arrears. The company has since caught up on its tax bills, but was allowed to continue doing business with the city and state. And Brown has created an environment that, through the levers of power afforded by the office, is more permissive to big landlords than to residential property owners. “All of that together can create and has created a system that has absolutely favored

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these larger, corporate landlord-type developers,” Galbraith said. Walton and many of her supporters also pointed to Judge John Sinatra’s decision to not recuse himself in the case where he ruled that Brown would be allowed on the general election ballot. His brother Nick Sinatra has given at least $11,755 to Brown over the years, including $1,000 during this campaign. Brown has appeared in promotional videos supporting Nick Sinatra’s real estate company. And John Sinatra used to be a partner at Hodgson Russ, a major Buffalo law firm that contracts with and constantly has business before the city, and which has also donated to Brown’s campaign in the past. Quinn took issue with the idea that wealthy people and developers were inherently corrupt and afforded undue influence in Brown’s City Hall. “You’re automatically assuming that a guy is corrupt because he’s a developer,” Quinn said about John Sinatra’s ruling. “That’s not healthy.”

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OW, WITH JUST over a month left before the election, Walton will have to sell the idea that developers should be doing more to help alleviate the systemic poverty in some Buffalo neighborhoods to people outside of her base. She has been constantly out door-knocking, trying to convince people in neighborhoods where Brown lawn signs have sprung up like tulips in April after her shocking victory over the longtime mayor. As long as she can get in front of people and convince them to hear her out, Walton said she will often be successful at showing them that her ideas aren’t radical. “When I can speak to people and I can explain to them that I know what the hell I’m talking about, they change their mind,” she said. So in the coming weeks she will continue on pushing that message: that the city can have development and a better future for residents she said were left behind during Brown’s tenure. “We’re not talking about Main Street Buffalo, our small businesses that circulate dollars in our communities,” Walton said. “We’re talking about large companies that largely extract from our community and exploit our workers by paying slave wages. And if someone is afraid that I’m going to come in and demand that people are paid a living wage and have a decent standard of living, then that’s their problem.”


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Buffalo loves its NFL team, maybe even enough to help pay for a $1.4 billion new stadium critics say isn’t necessary.

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OW MUCH DO Buffalonians love their professional football team? A lot judging by how fans risk life and limb to show their enthusiasm at Sunday tailgate parties outside Highmark Stadium. One particularly devoted member of the so-called Bills Mafia has even gotten drenched in ketchup and mustard before every game for decades. Many more people have made family traditions of watching games. Some elected officials say the Bills are so important to the Empire State that it is even worth investing somewhere around $1 billion to build them a new stadium in the Buffalo suburbs. Public support for a proposed $1.4 billion facility could add a lot to the bottom line of the billionaire owners of the team. Terry and Kim Pegula bought the team in 2014 for that same amount after the much-celebrated longtime owner Ralph Wilson Jr. died. The team is now worth $2.27 billion with an 11% increase in value over the past year alone. Yet, a recent Forbes analysis shows the franchise remains the least valuable in the NFL. The Western New York city is much smaller than most other places with NFL teams, which limits how the Pegulas can profit from ticket sales, media deals and other partnerships. One way to even the playing field is for Erie County and New York state to pay as much for the new stadium as possible, the Bills owners argue. Otherwise, the team has reportedly threatened to move somewhere else like Austin, Texas. “Right now, the city of Buffalo and the state are going to have to decide if they want a team,” Jim Wilkinson, a spokesperson for Pegula Sports and Entertainment, which owns the Bills and the Buffalo Sabres of the NHL, said in August. A professional sports team shaking down taxpayers for public funding for a stadium is nothing new, but the process is playing out a little differently in Buffalo compared to other cities. Arguments about the economic wisdom of investing public money into a private business have been beside the point as negotiations continue over the new stadium. Elected officials like Gov. Kathy Hochul and Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz have said their No. 1 goal is to keep the Bills in Buffalo because of reasons that go beyond optimum returns on pub-


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lic investments. These include an emotional attachment to the team that could ultimately cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars. “It is something more than money,” Assembly Member Jonathan Rivera of Buffalo said in an interview. “We have an amazing sports history and sports culture here. And cities the size of Buffalo don’t often have two professional sports teams … it just goes into the story of what Buffalo is and (how) we punch above our weight class.” Various media outlets like The Buffalo News have reported that the team wants the public to pay around $1.1 billion for a new stadium, though the exact details have not been made public. Wilkinson has denied the team wanted that amount specifically but would not say if its ask was higher or lower than $1.1 billion. Elected officials from the Buffalo area in any case appear willing to pay a significant chunk of that amount. “It certainly should not be 100%,” Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes told The Buffalo News in August. The exact amount remains a matter of negotiation between the team, county and state, who struck a $130 million deal nearly a decade ago to renovate the current stadium. The Bills want to build a new stadium on parking lot space they own across the street from the current stadium near the Buffalo suburb of Orchard Park before its lease on the county-owned facility runs out in 2023. A big question surrounding the $1.4 billion project is whether the team even needs a new stadium at all. “The stadium has a lot of problems,” Wilkinson told local TV station WKBW in August. “It’s 50 years old, and an independent engineering study says the upper deck is going to have to be replaced.” He added that repairs to the upper deck, plumbing, electrical systems and other parts of the stadium add up to about $1 billion. A feasibility report commissioned by the team three years ago assessed conditions at Highmark Stadium and potential options for a new stadium and has guided the team’s approach to negotiations, the Investigative Post reported. The public release of that report could shine light on why or whether a $1.4 billion stadium is necessary. The only problem is that the team has refused to release it publicly, as have elected officials like Hochul who have access to it. They have

claimed that is because the report concerns a matter of ongoing negotiations, though some independent experts disagree. “There have been FOIL requests made and the request was denied on the basis that releasing it would impair the ability to get a contract,” said Paul Wolf, an attorney and president of the New York Coalition for Open Government. “I think that’s a misapplication of the law. That exemption only applies if there’s a competitive process, (but) the only negotiations occurring are between Pegula and government officials” over the new stadium. He argues the report could be withheld if the state and county were dealing with multiple teams who were competing to build a single stadium. A Sept. 14 letter from the good-government group to the governor on this point remains unanswered, he added. The economic arguments against publicly funded football stadiums are well established in academic journals and news reports. They do not create jobs as much as their champions suggest. Their value to economic growth is low compared to the huge amounts of money involved. Then there are the opportunity

costs of how Erie County and the state could better invest money for the public good. Every city is different, of course, so what about when it comes to Buffalo? “Every dollar local leaders bet on the Bills rather than investing in core public services comes at a cost to those other long-term opportunities” reads one analysis from the Tax Policy Center. “Putting taxpayer dollars into higher-return public amenities could benefit Buffalo in ways a taxpayer-funded NFL team can’t.” Having an NFL team (or hockey squad for that matter) does keep the city in the news – especially when it comes as close to winning a Super Bowl as the team did last year, but that does not mean elected officials are expecting any type of economic boom from supporting a new stadium. “There’s very little economic development to be gained by building a stadium of any sort,” state Sen. Sean Ryan of Buffalo, whose district includes the existing stadium, said in an interview. He said a downtown baseball field is a visible reminder of the lackluster economic growth surrounding stadiums. “There was one neighborhood bar across the street before the stadium was

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built, and you fast forward two decades and there’s one neighborhood bar across the street,” he added. Supporting the Bills is evidently about more than money to fans who have stuck with the team in good seasons and bad. Buffalo was once one of the largest and most important cities in the country. While it began losing that status long before the Bills were established in 1959, the presence of professional sports undoubtedly keeps the city in the national conversation, say fans like former Buffalo Mayor Anthony Masiello, who now works as a lobbyist. “Quality of life: Shea’s theater, a Buffalo zoo, the Buffalo Bills, the Buffalo Sabres, all of that creates a quality of life that makes it an attractive place to employers,” he said in an interview. “And then those people generate economic activity, their families, their disposable income … it’s hard to capture that in one study.” Assembly Member Pat Burke of Buffalo, whose district includes the stadium, has sponsored a bill that would require more transparency in negotiations over a new stadium, but he remains in support of funding one. It is just

a matter of how much, he and a half dozen other local leaders told City & State. The team is a source of pride in the long-suffering Rust Belt city. “It’s obviously an emotional investment,” Burke said in an interview. “It’s not an economical one.” That creates an opening for the Pegulas whose love for Buffalo is more about dollars and cents. The billionaire couple won a lot of goodwill when they bought the Bills and Sabres by vowing to do their best to keep the two teams in Western New York despite the economic disadvantages. Locals began referring to downtown – where the Sabres play – as “Pegulaville” and then-Gov. Andrew Cuomo even quipped that a statue should be erected in honor of the Pegulas. While there have been rumors of their willingness to relocate the team, they have reportedly taken no concrete actions to do so. They would need the approval of fellow NFL owners – who ultimately have to approve any plans for a new stadium – to ditch Buffalo anyway, and the NFL is clearly pushing for the Bills to stay where they are. “It’s time to get a new stadium done,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell told reporters in August. “We can make sure the Bills are here and successful for many, many decades going forward.” But that all depends on the team, Erie County and the state hashing out a deal. A representative for the governor and county executive declined to speak to the points raised by Wolf of the New York Coalition for Open Government about why the two elected officials wouldn’t release the Bills

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study and why a $1.4 billion stadium is the right way to go with any significant level of public investment. The Giants and Jets did not need that when they built a new facility in New Jersey for example. “The administration’s policy from the beginning has been to not discuss ongoing Bills/stadium negotiations with the media,” Peter Anderson, a spokesperson for Erie County Executive Poloncarz, said in an email. “The ultimate goal is to keep the Bills in Buffalo.” The county executive was in office during the last round of stadium negotiations in 2013 and wrote the book “Beyond the Xs and Os: Keeping the Bills in Buffalo” about his experiences. The details of a stadium deal are complicated, with a range of parties involved that stretch from local businesses to the NFL boardroom, Poloncarz wrote. Whatever he thinks about the economics of the deal, supporting the hometown team is a matter of political preservation. “I knew no matter what I accomplished, my administration would be measured by our ability to successfully complete a new lease transaction with the Buffalo Bills,” he wrote in his book. Representatives of the Buffalo Bills did not respond to a request for comment by publication time. Hochul has deep roots in Western New York as Erie County clerk, a member of Congress and statewide official. She makes a point of showing her loyalty to the team on Sundays. She has also made numerous statements about her support for a new stadium both before and after she became governor in August. Her administration’s refusal to release the report – or directly respond to the issues raised by Wolf in his letter to her – contrasts with recent promises to be fully transparent about the deal, which a spokesperson repeated in an email to City & State. The governor, however, has pushed back at suggestions that her administration was not being fully transparent or that the Bills would not be somehow worth the public investment. How much taxpayer money are the Buffalo Bills really worth? Is it really about something more than money? City & State asked Hochul at a Sept. 15 press conference at the Capitol. “We’re still in the fact-finding phase,” she said. “I will say right now there’s an emotional attachment, but that will not dictate the price tag or any involvement in the state of New York. But it’s real, you know, we love our team.”


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N RECENT MONTHS, New York’s political world has been fixated on Western New York. While the previous governor gave plenty of attention to the region, Gov. Kathy Hochul, who took office last month, is a Western New York native who’s certain to look out for local interests. Earlier in the summer, the socialist candidate India Walton notched a major upset victory in the Democratic primary against Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, only to find herself facing off against him again in the general election. Change is also afoot in Rochester, where Malik Evans is on track to become that city’s next mayor. And although they didn’t get off to the start they wanted, the Buffalo Bills might even have a shot at getting to

the Super Bowl this season – and maybe, just maybe, winning it all. The time is right, then, to introduce City & State’s first Western New York Power 100. The list, which is a sequel of sorts to the Upstate Power 100 published earlier this year, features movers and shakers who play a more crucial role in and around the cities of Buffalo and Rochester and the broader Western New York region. The list, which was researched and written in partnership with local journalists Geoff Kelly and Justin Sondel, highlights the government officials, real estate developers, business executives, nonprofit leaders, academics, activists, advocates and others who are revitalizing the region.


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The first woman to lead the Empire State, Gov. Kathy Hochul has ascended to one of the most important and difficult jobs in politics, not just in New York but nationwide. Hochul faces a litany of challenges following Andrew Cuomo’s resignation, including an ongoing pandemic, rising rates of violent crime and crumbling infrastructure. The well-connected Western New York native and former member of Congress will look to hold on to the office while facing likely challenges from Democrats and Republicans next year.

Seneca Nation of Indians When Matthew Pagels won election to the presidency of the Seneca Nation of Indians last year, he became an integral part of its work toward a new casino compact with the state just as it reached a critical juncture. With the current agreement expiring in 2023, Pagels will need to negotiate with state officials on a compromise to keep the Seneca’s casinos, which have brought in more than $1.5 billion over the past two decades, running smoothly. Gov. Kathy Hochul was born in Buffalo and represented the city in Congress.

and international border crossings with nearby Canada.

2 CHUCK SCHUMER U.S. SENATE MAJORITY LEADER Since his election to the U.S. Senate in 1998, Chuck Schumer has visited Western New York often during his near-constant crisscrossing of the state. Now, with Schumer as U.S. Senate majority leader, Western New Yorkers have one of the most powerful elected officials in Washington in their corner. Schumer is a familiar face in the Buffalo area, often stopping to make announcements on issues like affordable housing

3 CRYSTAL PEOPLES-STOKES ASSEMBLY MAJORITY LEADER Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes has never been in a stronger position. Once an East Side community activist, Buffalo’s Peoples-Stokes has now notched 18 years in the Assembly, the last three as majority leader, and has managed to stay largely free of internecine political squabbles and scandals. In the last session, she achieved what might be the capstone of her career: ushering in state legislation legalizing recreational marijuana and ensuring tax revenue raised

from the new industry would benefit communities that suffered most from its criminalization.

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First elected to Congress in 2004, Rep. Brian Higgins has long been one of the region’s most powerful politicians. A member of both the House’s influential Ways and Means Committee and Budget Committee, Higgins is in the rooms where the purse strings of the federal budget are held. Often out front and vocal on issues important to Western New Yorkers – he recently pushed for the reopening of the Canadian border – the South Buffalo stalwart enjoys broad support throughout the region.

Rep. Joseph Morelle stepped into some big shoes in 2018 when he won the congressional seat long held by the legendary Louise Slaughter. In 2020, the Democrat fended off a primary challenge from his left flank on his way to winning a second term. And now, with new census numbers requiring New York to lose a seat in Congress, Morelle will be at the epicenter of the coming redistricting battle, as state Democrats seek to isolate Republicans and protect their own. As a former Assembly


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majority leader, Morelle could have enough juice in Albany to get the district he wants.

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Pegula Sports & Entertainment They haven’t yet figured out a winning formula for the Buffalo Sabres, but the Pegulas certainly have improved the fortunes of the Buffalo Bills. Also as real estate developers, Terry and Kim Pegula made a mark, so much so that locals refer to the blocks around the KeyBank Center as “Pegulaville.” Now, seven years after the billionaire couple purchased the Bills, they’re angling for a new $1.4 billion football stadium in Orchard Park, with taxpayers reportedly required to foot a significant portion of the bill.

8 DOUGLAS JEMAL PRESIDENT Douglas Development Corp. Electronics dealer-turned-real estate developer Douglas Jemal made his mark in

Washington, D.C., before ultimately amassing more than 180 properties over the years throughout the East Coast in the ensuing decades. Now the owner of Buffalo’s long-beleaguered HSBC Tower, which he has redubbed Seneca One Tower, Jemal is involved in some of the region’s most iconic, if difficult, projects – the Richardson complex chief among them – that could significantly alter Buffalo’s real estate landscape.

9 BOB RICH JR. CHAIR Rich Products Corp. One of a handful of billionaires in Western New York, Bob Rich Jr., whose father started Rich Products Corp., a global frozen foods distributor, has held sway in Buffalo’s business and political circles for decades. Well known as a generous contributor to political campaigns, many politicians have worked hard to earn his endorsement. Rich has also been a driving force behind the push to redevelop downtown Buffalo: He helped keep the Buffalo Sabres in town during a rough patch for the team and owns the Buffalo Bisons minor league baseball team.

10 JEREMY JACOBS SR. CHAIR Delaware North As chair of the food services giant Delaware North, Jeremy Jacobs Sr. is the patriarch of a long-established Buffalo power family. Jacobs, who also owns the Boston Bruins, has helped his business grow to serve clients that include major league sports franchises, New York state and the National Park Service. The octogenarian, whose nephew is Rep. Chris Jacobs, has long been both a political and philanthropic player: The Jacobs name appears on buildings throughout Western New York, including the University at Buffalo's downtown medical school campus.

11 CHRISTOPHER JACOBS MEMBER OF CONGRESS The scion of a billionaire family, Chris Jacobs was hired early in his career as an assistant to then-Secretary Jack Kemp at the U.S. Department of Housing and

Urban Development in the 1990s and then as secretary of state under then-Gov. George Pataki. But Jacobs has also worked his way up the political ladder. First, he was on the Buffalo school board and then became an Erie County clerk. He then moved on to join the state Senate and, finally, became a member of Congress. With Rep. Tom Reed declining to seek reelection in 2022, Jacobs – although just a freshman – will soon become Western New York’s top GOP elected official.

12 SAMRA BROUK, JEREMY COONEY, TIM KENNEDY & SEAN RYAN STATE SENATORS A good measure of state Sen. Tim Kennedy’s power is his campaign fundraising. The chair of the Senate’s Transportation Committee, Kennedy has raised nearly $3 million in the past four years for his 63rd District seat, despite having no competitive challengers. As of July, he had more money on hand than state Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins. His donations come from every corner of the state and every sector, from unions to real estate developers to health


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who was adopted from India and raised in Rochester, is the first Asian American state lawmaker from upstate New York. The co-chair of the Senate’s legalized marijuana task force is among the Senate Democrats who have expressed disappointment that the Assembly ended its impeachment investigation into former Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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care interests. His influence may be diminished if his ally, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, loses on Nov. 2. After a 10-year run in the Assembly, state Sen. Sean Ryan this year joined a small but growing number of upstate Democrats consolidating the party’s hold on the state Legislature’s upper chamber. Ryan’s time in the Assembly makes him one of the senior members of the Western New York delegation. As a member of several key committees, including education and labor, the first-year senator’s influence in Albany has grown considerably in his jump to the Senate. State Sen. Samra Brouk is part of the wave of young progressive state legislators growing in ranks in recent

years. Brouk flipped her Rochester Senate district from red to blue after longtime state Sen. Rich Funke opted to retire rather than run for reelection in 2020. Brouk, who decided to run for office after a decade as a leader in New York’s nonprofit world, is a champion of educational and environmental causes. A former chief of staff for Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren, state Sen. Jeremy Cooney won his Rochesterbased seat in the state Legislature in 2020, flipping it from red to blue. Cooney,

in her native Buffalo to full blown darling of the left. With Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown battling unsuccessfully in court for an independent ballot line and mounting a write-in campaign to keep his seat, the socialist challenger is not coasting to victory in November. But her primary victory over the longtime incumbent already represents a huge accomplishment, proving that progressive politics can work with the right planning and a lot of hard work.

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Losing the June Democratic primary to India Walton has had one salutary effect on Byron Brown: The campaigner has reemerged energetically after years of dormancy, waging a write-in campaign and mounting a failed legal battle for an independent ballot line for a fifth term as mayor of Buffalo. Brown, a Queens native, has a nearly 40-year pedigree in mainstream Democratic politics – a résumé that was no doubt a contributing factor in his loss to the progressive Walton. If Brown bounces back on Nov. 2, it will be due in no small part to his powerful political alliances built over decades.

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In June, India Walton made the leap from well-respected activist with a growing profile

Brouk flipped a red district blue after a decade as a nonprofit leader.

ERIE COUNTY EXECUTIVE Western New York Republicans love to hate Mark Poloncarz – probably because they can’t beat him. In his three successful runs for the county executive’s seat and two previous wins as county comptroller, he has knocked off an incumbent, a self-funded millionaire, a GOP party official and a popular former TV news personality and legislator, among others. Poloncarz keeps winning in part because he projects the low-drama competence, diligence and intelligence of a policy wonk.

Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation After the death of her husband, former Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson Jr., Mary Wilson established one of the largest philanthropic foundations in the region, adding to her beloved family’s legacy. With an endowment of more than $1 billion, the foundation has pledged money to remake an

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17 RENÉ JONES CHAIR AND CEO M&T Bank M&T Bank’s René Jones does not wield his influence as openly as his predecessor, the late Robert Wilmers, whose hand was evident in every local debate for decades. Jones leads the region’s preeminent bank, which is also one of its leading employers and a huge source of philanthropy for cultural institutions and nonprofits. His decision to locate the bank’s new $58 million Buffalo Tech Hub on 13 floors of the Seneca One building means the promise of 1,000 jobs downtown and an endorsement of developer Doug Jemal’s ongoing renovation of the tower.

18 ADAM BELLO MONROE COUNTY EXECUTIVE In 2019, Adam Bello became the first Democrat to be elected Monroe County executive in more than three decades. When the COVID-19 pandemic struck New York, Bello, who had taken office just two months previously, immediately began putting enormous pressure on county governments to coordinate and deliver their responses to the crisis. Like his Erie County

counterpart, Mark Poloncarz, Bello is moderate enough to attract some Republican voters – and progressive enough to alienate the rest.

19 DARIUS PRIDGEN PRESIDENT Buffalo Common Council If the Rev. Darius Pridgen were only the pastor of two East Side churches with a combined congregation of more than 3,000, he would still be on this list. But he has also represented the Ellicott District on the Buffalo Common Council since 2012 and has been council president since 2014. As a consensus builder who generally has been supportive of Mayor Byron Brown, Pridgen has recently grown more critical of the Brown administration. Pridgen never talks about seeking higher office himself, but any candidate looking for city voters wants his blessing.

20 HOWARD ZEMSKY MANAGING PARTNER Larkin Development Group After Howard Zemsky transformed an industrial section of Buffalo into a popular district with offices, apartments and restaurants, he took on government roles, co-chairing the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council and then leading Empire State Development. The well-connected developer is

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Howard Zemsky led Empire State Development.

now back at his development company while remaining ESD’s chair emeritus. He appeared in the attorney general’s report on sexual harassment claims against former Gov. Andrew Cuomo, offering to intercede on behalf of an accuser and confirming – albeit belatedly – that Cuomo did make a remark about strip poker.

21 NICHOLAS LANGWORTHY CHAIR New York Republican State Committee Nick Langworthy’s career ascent – first to chair of the Erie County Republican Committee in 2010, then to state party chair in 2019 – coincided with the entrance into GOP politics of brash businessman (and now pardoned felon) Chris Collins, the birth of the tea party, Carl Paladino’s raging gubernatorial campaign and the rise of Donald Trump. No wonder, then, that Langworthy is all-in with the right-wing, take-noprisoners members of his party

like Reps. Elise Stefanik and Lee Zeldin.

22 SANDRA DOORLEY MONROE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY Monroe County District Attorney Sandra Doorley is the first woman to hold her office. She had nearly 20 years of experience before her election in 2011, earning a reputation as a shrewd investigator with a knack for solving cold cases and a special expertise in DNA evidence. As president of the District Attorneys Association of New York until this summer, she was a key voice in criminal justice reform debates in

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As chair of the Erie County Legislature, April Baskin has used her position to push for a social justice slate, including police reform and education. First elected to the chamber in 2017, Baskin quickly gained the confidence of her colleagues, serving as majority leader of her caucus as a first-term legislator before being elevated to chair of the full Legislature in 2019 – the youngest person to ever hold the position.

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breakaway Democrats – in his campaign to limit Adam Bello to a single term. Carbone, who is also a podiatrist, certainly knows how to give someone the boot.

24 JOE CARBONE PRESIDENT Monroe County Legislature As the Republican president of the Monroe County Legislature, Dr. Joe Carbone has cast himself as an antagonist to the Democratic county executive. And the Irondequoit lawmaker, first elected in 2012, has assembled a supermajority – comprising all 15 Republican legislators, plus five

25 HARRY BRONSON ASSEMBLY MEMBER Assembly Member Harry Bronson has been a vocal member of his chamber on issues like workers’ rights and economic development over the last decade. The lawmaker, whose district covers parts of Rochester and its southern suburbs, fended off a challenge from a member of Mayor Lovely Warren’s camp last year, losing the support of Monroe County Democrats through an arcane committee process but ultimately winning the primary and the

general election. He’s also the first and only openly gay upstate member of the state Legislature.

26 MALIK EVANS ROCHESTER DEMOCRATIC MAYORAL NOMINEE Malik Evans isn’t just the Democratic nominee for mayor; he’s the only candidate on the ballot. Barring unforeseen circumstances, Evans will become mayor in January after having trounced scandal-plagued incumbent Lovely Warren by 32 percentage points in the June Democratic primary. Evans, who spent 14 years on the city’s school board and two on its City Council, inherits a city where police reform is squarely at the center of any discourse. He also will direct

28 MIKE CONNELLY EDITOR The Buffalo News Since taking the helm in 2012, editor Mike Connelly has steered The Buffalo News through buyouts, contract negotiations and, finally, the sale of the newspaper to Lee Enterprises, a national chain that seems determined to further shrink an alreadydiminished newsroom. Love it, hate it or both, The Buffalo News, led by Connelly,

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As a member of a prominent Buffalo political family, John Flynn has long been a fixture in regional Democratic political circles. Elected to office in 2016, he followed in the footsteps of an uncle who held the office decades earlier. Flynn, who was recently elected president of the National District Attorneys Association, previously worked as an attorney in the county’s homicide division before serving as a Buffalo City Court judge.


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29 DOTTIE GALLAGHER-COHEN PRESIDENT AND CEO Buffalo Niagara Partnership As Western New York’s chamber of commerce, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership wields considerable influence. The organization supports Upstate United – of which BNP President and CEO Dottie Gallagher-Cohen is a board member – which pushes its pro-business agenda in Albany, while

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34 LORETTA SCOTT PRESIDENT Rochester City Council Loretta Scott is a voice for change on the Rochester City Council. Scott, who was elected Council President by her colleagues in 2014, has seen her role grow recently as the city has been under increased scrutiny thanks to a string of police brutality cases, including the death of Daniel Prude. With Mayor

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continues a high-profile career that has spanned for decades. Duffy was the chief of police in the city of Rochester and the lieutenant governor during then-Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s first term. Today, he relies on the many relationships he has built through the years to promote the Rochester business community’s interests.


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Lovely Warren reeling from her own litany of scandals, Scott has stepped into a larger leadership role as the city tries to deal with simultaneous crises. Scott is set to retire at the end of the year.

scene’s poster child for success.

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BUFFALO MARKET PRESIDENT KeyBank

JEREMY ZELLNER CHAIR Erie County Democratic Committee

36 MYRA BROWN PASTOR Spiritus Christi Church The Rev. Myra Brown describes herself as an “activist pastor,” the truth of which was on exhibit during last summer’s street protests against police brutality in Rochester. Brown would place herself between lines of police and protesters enraged by the death of Daniel Prude and the apparent cover-up that followed. The progressive Catholic has become a leading voice among the

Caroline Wojtaszek is a Niagara County Court judge.

city’s social justice advocates and organizations.

37 CAROLINE & HENRY WOJTASZEK NIAGARA COUNTY COURT JUDGE; PRESIDENT AND CEO OF WESTERN REGION OFF-TRACK BETTING Henry and Caroline Wojtaszek have individually climbed to prominent government roles in Western New York, making them one of the region’s leading power couples. A member of a powerful Niagara County political family and an accomplished attorney, Caroline was elected as the Niagara County district attorney in 2016 before being elected as a Niagara County judge last year. Henry was a close ally of former state Sen. George Maziarz and continues to hold sway

in upstate GOP circles. Also an attorney, he serves as the president and CEO of Western Region Off-Track Betting as well as Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel.

38 JORDAN LEVY CHAIR EMERITUS 43North From time to time, Jordan Levy’s influence becomes visible to the public. For example, he chaired the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp., the state agency directing redevelopment of the city’s waterfront. He also helped create 43North, which has made him something of a godfather to the region’s nascent tech startup scene, as evidenced by his early, vocal support of ACV Auctions, that

Brown would place herself between lines of police and protesters.

40 JACK O’DONNELL MANAGING PARTNER O’Donnell & Associates Jack O’Donnell has carved out a lucrative career as a political consultant and lobbyist, and his firm is one of the top lobbying outfits in Western New York. It’s no surprise, given that O’Donnell was born into a political family: His father, John, is a former state Supreme Court justice;

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Jeremy Zellner leads the Democratic Party in Erie County, which comprises deep blue pockets in heavily populated areas whose voters far outnumber those of the surrounding deep red towns and villages. He earns his paycheck as a commissioner of the Erie County Board of Elections – a patronage plum some have condemned as a conflict of interest. Despite near-constant schemes to replace him, Zellner has held on as party chair since 2012. If reelected in January, he’ll surpass the decadelong tenure of his mentor and predecessor, Len Lenihan.

Michael McMahon was chosen earlier this year to lead KeyBank’s Buffalo operations – the Cleveland-based financial firm’s second-largest market. McMahon, who started with the company in 2015, quickly rose through the ranks to become its top regional executive. He takes over as KeyBank continues its expansion, having grown through acquisitions of HSBC branches and the purchase of First Niagara Bank in recent years. McMahon will now be responsible for overseeing business operations and growing the bank’s public image through charitable giving and partnering with nonprofits.


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43 GEORGE CHAMOUN CEO ACV Auctions When ACV Auctions founder George Chamoun took his company public in March, he and his partners didn’t just make a lot of money: They made millions. The online wholesale car auction service raised $414 million, according to Bloomberg, rewarding early investors in the Buffalo startup – and endowing them with the capital needed to invest in other regional startups that can further boost the local economy. Sarah Mangelsdorf is the president of the University of Rochester.

his mother, Denise, is a former U.S. attorney who ran for state attorney general in 2006 and served under former Govs. Eliot Spitzer and David Paterson in Albany and former President Barack Obama in Washington.

41 ROCCO TERMINI PRESIDENT Signature Development Buffalo developer Rocco Termini made his name with his signature project: the restoration of Hotel at The Lafayette, a gorgeous, turn-of-the-century gem in downtown Buffalo, which had previously fallen on hard times. Since that project’s completion in 2012, Termini and other developers have restored a number of additional historic buildings, opening up apartment complexes and hotels throughout the city –

and offering proof that such undertakings are economically feasible with the right blend of tax credits and grants.

partnerships with arts and research institutes and sits on many boards, including the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council and the Greater Rochester Enterprise.

45 ROBERT NESSELBUSH CEO Kaleida Health Robert Nesselbush took over as the CEO of Kaleida Health, one of Western New York’s largest health care systems, during the height of the coronavirus pandemic last year. Nesselbush started as Kaleida’s chief financial officer in 2019, returning to Buffalo after 24 years with Rochester Regional Health. He is now guiding the company, which runs some of the region’s largest hospitals, as the area struggles to overcome the most serious public health crisis in a century.

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DAVID MUNSON

SATISH TRIPATHI

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University of Rochester

Rochester Institute of Technology

University at Buffalo

Sarah Mangelsdorf has headed up the University of Rochester since 2019, most recently guiding it through the COVID-19 pandemic. Mangelsdorf has also concentrated on strengthening bonds between the university, whose reputation as a top research institution reaches far beyond Western New York and its home city of Rochester. During her decorated career in higher education, Mangelsdorf has also held positions at Northwestern University and University of WisconsinMadison.

Rochester Institute of Technology President David Munson helms one of the region’s top colleges, a science and technology powerhouse with nearly 19,000 students. The Princetoneducated engineer leads the school’s numerous

As the president of the largest and one of most prestigious SUNY schools, Satish Tripathi is at the helm of one of the most powerful institutions in the region. With 30,000 students and major real estate holdings across its three campuses – most notably the downtown campus for the

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Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences – the university has partnerships across nearly every aspect of life in Western New York. In his role, Tripathi has built relationships with power brokers across the region and state.

47 JON WILLIAMS CEO Ontario Specialty Contracting As the head of Ontario Specialty Contracting, Jon Williams has led projects throughout Western New York and across North America. Through OSC and other companies, Williams has built a business with diverse capabilities, including remediation, demolition and construction. Williams is also a major political donor who has consistently given money to politicians from both sides of the aisle, including sizable contributions to former President Donald Trump’s campaigns.

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PRESIDENT John R. Oishei Foundation His family fortune comes from decades of pasta production in Buffalo, but Robert Gioia’s occupation for the past 30 years has been running the organizations that run the region. As chair of the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority in the 1990s, he oversaw the construction of the Buffalo Niagara International Airport terminal. Since 2007, he has been heading the influential John R. Oishei Foundation, which provides grants to regional

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52 CANDACE JOHNSON PRESIDENT AND CEO Candace Johnson is the president and CEO of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.

nonprofits, although he’s set to retire at the end of the year.

49 TOM GOLISANO FOUNDER AND BOARD CHAIR Paychex Tom Golisano, another of Western New York’s billionaires, is now spending down his fortune, built mostly through his ownership stake in the payroll company Paychex, on philanthropic endeavors like building hospital wings and supporting programming for people with developmental disabilities. Once a disruptive force in state and local politics, the three-time third-party gubernatorial candidate and former Buffalo Sabres owner now spends most of his time in Florida.

50 MICHAEL KILIAN EXECUTIVE EDITOR Democrat & Chronicle Michael Kilian returned to his hometown of Rochester in 2019 to take over the

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Democrat & Chronicle, the area’s daily newspaper. Before coming home, Kilian had stints as the executive editor for the Burlington Free Press and as news director at the Cincinnati Enquirer – both papers owned by Gannett, a national media conglomerate that also owns the Democrat & Chronicle. Seasoned pros like Kilian are often charged with managing declining budgets, readership and staffing. But small-city dailies like the Democrat & Chronicle still drive civic conversations and contribute to a region’s identity.

51 LESLI MYERS-SMALL SUPERINTENDENT Rochester City School District Lesli Myers-Small started her career in the Rochester city schools system as a guidance counselor, then worked her way up through administrative posts across the region before returning to take her current post as superintendent last year. A dedicated educator who has received many distinctions for her work, she served for almost eight years as the superintendent of nearby Brockport Central School District. She is now grappling with a bus driver shortage

As the chief executive of the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Candace Johnson has led the nationally renowned facility through its continuing medical campus expansion for the past six years. Johnson also serves as the institute’s M&T Bank presidential chair in leadership. She is a constant presence at press events on the medical campus and works in partnership with politicians across all levels of government.

53 THOMAS QUATROCHE JR. PRESIDENT AND CEO Erie County Medical Center Corp. Thomas Quatroche Jr. has continued the expansion of the Erie County Medical Center since taking over as the president of its parent corp. in 2015. One of the largest health care providers in the region, the ECMC system has a 573-bed hospital and 3,700 employees, putting it on the front lines of COVID-19. Looking ahead, Quatroche is also planning for added outpatient services. Quatroche also knows Gov. Kathy Hochul, a fellow Western New Yorker, better than most, having served alongside her on the Hamburg Town Board for over a decade.


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PETER DEJESUS JR. PRESIDENT Western New York Area Labor Federation This year, Peter DeJesus Jr. became the first person of color to lead the Western New York Area Labor Federation. A self-described blue-collar leader with family roots in both private- and publicsector labor organizing, DeJesus now represents more than 145,000 workers from unions throughout the region. He took the reins just as a labor-friendly administration took over the White House, presenting him and his organization with an opportunity to grow its ranks and improve members’ lives.

55 PHIL RUMORE PRESIDENT Buffalo Teachers Federation Phil Rumore has been at the helm of the state’s second-

largest teachers union for more than 40 years, securing yet another term by winning reelection earlier this year. Over the years, Rumore has made many friends and enemies, including once earning a spot on the famous downtown billboard that developer Carl Paladino used to attack his political opponents. Rumore is negotiating a new contract for his members with Buffalo Public Schools as they continue working under an agreement that expired in 2019.

56 ANTHONY MASIELLO LOBBYIST Masiello, Martucci & Associates Tony Masiello left the Buffalo mayor’s office in 2005 with almost $800,000 in leftover campaign cash – and he began making money in a related field as he built up a successful lobbying business. In 2020, the Buffalo-based firm Masiello, Martucci & Associates billed over $1.8 million to local clients – more than three times as much as its nearest local competitor. Masiello’s clients include the Seneca Nation of Indians, the City of Buffalo and Kaleida Health, among other heavy hitters.

malls. Michael Montante, who succeeded his father Carl as chief executive of the company in July 2020, has expanded Uniland’s share of activities and influence in Buffalo with developments at Gates Circle, the new Delaware North headquarters and more. Carl Montante now serves as the executive chair of the company, which has an office in Rochester as well.

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ongoing efforts to restore the long-suffering Scajaquada Creek and the redevelopment of the adjacent Richardson complex. But problems like these don’t diminish an office; they make its occupant – and her leadership – all the more critical.

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F. JAMES MCGUIRE

Strong Memorial Hospital

CEO

As president and CEO of Strong Memorial Hospital, Steven Goldstein is responsible for leading one of the most well-respected health care institutes in the region. Goldstein commands respect among his peers, as evidenced by him being voted onto Becker’s Hospital Review’s list of the nation’s 40 smartest health care executives. Goldstein also serves an important role in directing the partnership between the hospital and the University of Rochester’s medical school.

McGuire Development Company F. James McGuire leads the eponymous firm that has become one of the region’s largest real estate companies. With a portfolio of projects that includes residential, medical, industrial and office space, McGuire’s company employs more than 2,000 people and brings in more than $200 million in annual revenue. The company has also worked on some of the more recognizable projects around Buffalo, including the historic Richardson Olmsted complex.

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Buckingham Properties

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MICHAEL & CARL MONTANTE

Like many other SUNY campuses, Katherine Conway-Turner’s college has had difficulty attracting, retaining and housing students. To make things more complicated, SUNY Buffalo State College's campus is at the center of often competing projects: the possible removal or transformation of the Scajaquada Expressway,

Ken Glazer has continued the work his father began, expanding the holdings of Buckingham Properties in the seven years since he took over the family business. As the company’s head, he continues to lead his team in developing historic buildings and building new ones, adding to the more than 10 million square feet of office, retail and residential space the company owns and manages in the Rochester area.

CEO; EXECUTIVE CHAIR Uniland Development Company For decades, Uniland Development Company was primarily a developer of suburban commercial space like office complexes and strip

SUNY Buffalo State College

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than 900 clients, exceed $650 million. When PerezBode Dedecker made lead poisoning in Buffalo’s poor neighborhoods a priority, the foundation brought its expertise and money to the table to work with a hesitant city government. The effort led to the first meaningful lead control program the city has implemented in 20 years.

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CLOTILDE PEREZ-BODE DEDECKER

BOARD CHAIR Wilmorite Management Group The Wilmot family entered the construction business in the 1940s, expanding from residential and office buildings into developing shopping centers in the 1960s. The Wilmots and their Wilmorite Management Group popularized the concept of the enclosed shopping mall in Western New York and are now among the biggest owners and operators of malls in the country. In the 2000s, Thomas Wilmot added casinos to the portfolio and expanded the firm’s footprint downtown.

PRESIDENT AND CEO Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo’s roots date back to grand old Buffalo families like the Rands, the Schoellkopfs and the Kleinhanses. Today, its assets, which the foundation manages on behalf of more

sweeping reforms to police and prisons – secured an atlarge seat in the June primary, alongside her “People’s Slate” running mate Kim Smith. Both ride into office on the wave of protests surrounding Rochester police, spurred in part by the death of Daniel Prude.

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RACHEL BARNHART

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U.S. Attorney for the Western District of New York

Monroe County Legislature

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Monroe County Legislator Rachel Barnhart is a former investigative journalist and award-winning blogger on community issues. She’s also an outspoken activist with more than 50,000 Twitter followers. Her office and social media accounts provide her with a bullhorn to opine on county politics, criminal justice, police reforms, education policy and a wide array of other issues. Her tweets attract a fair number of anonymous right-wing trolls – a sure sign of her influence.

65 STANLEY MARTIN CANDIDATE Rochester City Council Stanley Martin will be formally elected to Rochester City Council on Nov. 2. The Black Lives Matter activist and member of Free the People Roc – a group advocating for

Martin and Smith promise to bring police reform to Rochester.

Trini Ross is poised to become the top federal prosecutor in Western New York. Ross, who would become the first African American woman to hold the position, previously spent 23 years in the U.S. attorney’s office in the Western District of New York before leaving to work for the National Science Foundation’s Office of Inspector General in 2018. Ross served as the Western District’s senior litigation counsel and was the chief of the office’s anti-corruption unit for five years.

67 TERRENCE CONNORS FOUNDING PARTNER Connors LLP If you’ve hired Terry Connors as your defense attorney, odds are you really need one. And you’ve made a good choice: Connors is the go-to lawyer for business people and politicians in real trouble. He is recognized as one of the region’s top criminal defense and civil litigation trial attorneys and is exceptionally well-connected. He even played college basketball with lobbyist and former Buffalo Mayor Tony Masiello.


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within a few hundred votes of winning a seat in the state Senate in 2012. Now, she uses her considerable influence to organize support for issues and candidates she is passionate about.

70 MICHAEL FISHER BISHOP Catholic Diocese of Buffalo Last year, Bishop Michael Fisher was picked by the Catholic Church to lead the Diocese of Buffalo through one the most challenging times in its history. Following the resignation of Bishop Richard Malone amid allegations of a sex abuse cover-up, Fisher is now tasked with restoring the confidence of the faithful in heavily Catholic Western New York. Fisher’s business background is no doubt helping him deal with ongoing lawsuits related to the scandal while also managing the church’s other interests, including a health care system and charity organization.

68 CHRIS GRANT OWNER Big Dog Strategies The former political strategist and chief of staff for disgraced former Rep. Chris Collins is much in demand in Republican circles, not just locally but nationally. Chris Grant’s Big Dog Strategies has provided strategy and direct mail services to House and Senate candidates, conservative political action committees and gubernatorial and state legislature races

across the country. Local candidates – including Stefan Mychajliw and Lynne Dixon – also avail themselves of his crafty spin and biting mailers.

69 BETTY JEAN GRANT ACTIVIST Over the years, Betty Jean Grant has earned a spot as one of the most influential political voices in Buffalo’s East Side neighborhoods. Grant, who was a member of the Erie County Legislature for 10 years, ran a campaign for mayor in 2017 and came

71 ANGELICA PEREZ-DELGADO PRESIDENT AND CEO Ibero-American Action League As the president and CEO of Rochester’s Ibero-American Action League, Angelica Perez-Delgado has led her organization through unprecedentedly tough times in her first two years on the

job. Now working in the Latino neighborhoods where she grew up, Perez-Delgado, who has a background in health services, endeavors with her team to help the community navigate the many challenges generated by the coronavirus pandemic, including improving vaccination rates.

72 JOHN EVANS PRESIDENT Buffalo Police Benevolent Association As the head of the union for New York’s second-largest police force, John Evans is frequently at the center of many of the law enforcement discussions that take place in Buffalo. Evans has been busy in recent years, thanks to the relationship between police and the community in the Queen City coming under the microscope after a series of high-profile incidents, but he continues to enjoy the support of his members as he works toward inking a new contract with the city.

73 CYNTHIA HERRIOTT-SULLIVAN INTERIM CHIEF OF POLICE Rochester Police Department In October 2020, Cynthia Herriott-Sullivan became the first woman ever to command the Rochester Police Department. Appointed in the wake of Daniel Prude’s death in Rochester police

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custody last year, which led to the dismissal of her predecessor, Herriott-Sullivan must deal with a police force – and a city – roiled by continuing protests against police brutality. Two decades earlier, the trailblazing Herriott-Sullivan became just the second Black woman to serve as a lieutenant in the department.

Langan, who is based in Syracuse, stepped down as the law firm’s managing partner this year and took on the newly created position of firm chair. Taking up the reins is Connie Cahill, an Albanybased partner with a long career in public finance, who became managing partner in January.

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MIKE MAZZEO PRESIDENT

PRESIDENT, CEO AND MANAGING PARTNER

Rochester Police Locust Club

Hodgson Russ LLP

Since he became president of Rochester’s police union in 2008, Mike Mazzeo has faced plenty of challenges – but nothing like what he has had to deal with in recent years. Following the death of Daniel Prude, violent clashes between police and protesters last summer and the January police pepper-spraying of a 9-year-old, Mazzeo has continued to enjoy the support of his members as he leads them through unprecedented levels of scrutiny.

Rick Kennedy has climbed the ranks at the law firm Hodgson Russ, where he started as an associate attorney in 1983, to become its managing partner and CEO. In addition to leading one of Western New York’s most prestigious law firms – and one of the biggest in the country – Kennedy, who specializes in environmental and manufacturing law, has also sat on the company’s board of directors for more than two decades.

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that involve dealing directly with government, including education and casinos.

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Harris Beach

JOHN ELMORE

MANAGING PARTNER

Harris Beach has offices all across New York and in neighboring New Jersey and Connecticut. But the law firm’s roots are deepest in Rochester, where it was founded in the middle of the 19th century. These days, the Rochester office is led by Heidi Schult Gregory, a health care expert who also co-chairs the firm’s cannabis team. The Buffalo office is managed by Robert Murray, whose specialties are real estate development and environmental law. The firm serves a number of industries and sectors

SENIOR PARTNER

Phillips Lytle LLP As a managing partner at Phillips Lytle, Kevin Hogan helps lead and grow one of the largest law firms in Western New York. Hogan’s firm handles litigation of all types for clients in both the private and public sectors. Hogan, who specializes in environmental law, advises clients on compliance with state and federal laws and regulations – a critical area given the region’s legacy of industrial pollution.

77 CONNIE CAHILL & JOHN LANGAN MANAGING PARTNER; CHAIR Barclay Damon Barclay Damon is one of the largest law firms in Western New York, which is in no small part thanks to the 20-year leadership of John Langan.

The Law Offices of Steve Boyd and John Elmore Attorney John Elmore has a history as a political fixer and an ally of the Grassroots political club that gave rise to Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes. But these days, he’s most visible in the media representing the Minority Bar Association of Western New York, championing reforms to city police and county jails. He’s also senior partner at The Law


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Robin Brown is a senior vice president at Bolton-St. Johns.

Offices of Steve Boyd and John Elmore, a personal injury firm.

80 ROBIN BROWN SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF POLITICAL AFFAIRS Bolton-St. Johns Robin Brown’s work at Bolton-St. Johns, where she recently led campaigns to get paid family leave and ridesharing legislation passed, is deeply rooted in her belief in the political process as the way to effect change. Brown, a Buffalo native, first got into politics through her work on Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. She worked on a number of upstate congressional races and New York City Council

campaigns before joining the lobbying firm.

81 DAN MALONEY PRESIDENT Rochester-Genesee Valley Area Labor Federation As a prominent figure in Western New York’s labor movement for decades, Dan Maloney was first elected president of the 100,000-member RochesterGenesee Valley Area Labor Federation in 2015. Maloney, who also serves as the president of the United Auto Workers local 1097, has been a leading voice in the region on issues like the Fight for $15 campaign and efforts to bring manufacturing operations back to the area.

When a Western New York candidate wins the support of New York State United Teachers, that union endorsement usually comes with money and volunteers. It also comes with the assistance of NYSUT’s Mike Deely, the consummate political insider. NYSUT backed a number of Western New York candidates last fall, including eventual state Senate winners Samra Brouk, Jeremy Cooney and Sean Ryan, while its local affiliate, the Buffalo Teachers Federation, backed India Walton this summer in her upset primary victory over Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown.

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WESTERN NEW YORK REGIONAL DIRECTOR; ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Empire State Development In 2018, Amanda Mays was appointed Western New York regional director at Empire State Development, New York’s economic development arm. The Grand Island native, who previously worked at The Brookings Institution, has helped drive economic development efforts in a region that was a major focus for then-Gov. Andrew Cuomo – and will continue to be under Gov. Kathy Hochul, who hails from Western New York. Mays is assisted by Mo Sumbundu, who was promoted to the role of assistant director in ESD’s Western New York office in 2018.

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DANIELLA PIPER

CWA District 1

CHIEF TRANSFORMATION OFFICER AND REGIONAL MANAGER, WESTERN NEW YORK

After founding a local chapter of the union for nurses at Buffalo General Hospital in 1982, Debbie Hayes was quickly elected president of the local, a position she held for 18 years. In 2012 she was promoted to area director for Communications Workers of America District 1, covering parts of upstate and New England. CWA District 1, which represents over 15,000 health care workers throughout New York, many of them nurses in Western New York, won a major victory this year with minimum staffing legislation passing in Albany.

New York Power Authority The New York Power Authority, which is the nation’s largest state-run utility, plays a critical role in Western New York as the owner and operator of the Niagara Power Project, whose two hydroelectric facilities produce a whopping 2.6 million kilowatts of clean energy. Since the spring, the power authority’s point person in Western New York has been Daniella Piper, who is also the first woman to head the Niagara Power Project. The NYPA veteran


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and manufacturing facilities into modern, mixed-use office spaces in Batavia, Lockport and the broader Buffalo and Rochester metropolitan areas.

95 ROGER BRANDT JR. FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT Rochester's Cornerstone Group

Jennifer Tuttle is president of Big Picture Strategic Services.

Mayor Byron Brown. Cihak also runs Buffalo-based Upper Edge Consulting, which she founded in 2013 to assist primarily small and midsized women-owned businesses and nonprofits competing for government contracts.

Communications Workers of America and still consults on labor issues. She also has worked on marijuana and ridesharing legislation in Albany.

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JENNIFER TUTTLE PRESIDENT Big Picture Strategic Services Jennifer Tuttle served as the chief strategist and campaign manager on Kimberly Beaty’s successful primary campaign for the post of Erie County sheriff, putting her in position to try to flip the seat from red to blue in November. Tuttle, who launched her consulting firm, Big Picture Strategic Services last year, previously worked for a pair of powerhouse unions including 1199SEIU and

tribal government, he formed Capitol Hill Policy Group, an influential Washington, D.C. firm that lobbies on behalf of Native nations and tribes. He has also become an explainer of Native perspectives on the ongoing conflicts between Seneca interests and the state and federal governments.

93 ROBERT ODAWI PORTER MANAGING PRINCIPAL Capitol Hill Policy Group A decade ago, Robert Odawi Porter served as president of the Seneca Nation of Indians and founding chair of Seneca Holdings LLC. After leaving

B. THOMAS MANCUSO PRESIDENT Mancuso Business Development Group Mancuso Business Development Group got its start over six decades ago with what the Batavia-based development company claims was the world’s first business incubator. The company, which is led by B. Thomas Mancuso, has gone on to develop hundreds of thousands of square feet of former factories

For more than 30 years, Roger Brandt Jr. has been a key part of Western New York’s building community. He has expanded his Rochesterbased company’s portfolio, which includes a variety of office developments, homes and historic renovations. Often working with public housing authorities throughout the region, Brandt's Rochester's Cornerstone Group has also helped to build or renovate more than $400 million in affordable housing.

96 ANDREA Ó SÚILLEABHÁIN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Partnership for the Public Good Andrea Ó Súilleabháin runs Partnership for the Public Good, one of the most influential think tanks in the region. In her role, she is responsible for leading the organization in its efforts to study and shape


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policy on issues like police reform, immigrant rights and language access. The group’s studies and white papers are consistently cited by academics, journalists and politicians in discussions about the policies that shape government response to these flashpoints throughout the region.

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Norstar Development USA Linda Goodman leads the Buffalo office of Norstar Development USA, a major real estate and construction firm that specializes in building affordable housing in the U.S. and Canada. Partnering with public housing authorities throughout the region, most notably the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority, Goodman has led Norstar through dozens of projects. This includes creating affordable housing for public housing tenants, which involves the company’s current work on the Shoreline Apartments project in downtown Buffalo.

98 JENNIFER LEONARD & SIMEON BANISTER PRESIDENT AND CEO; VICE PRESIDENT, COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

Lovely Warren is mayor of Rochester.

million foundation has grown dramatically under Leonard’s stewardship, and she has had an impact nationally by helping to implement national standards for local foundations. A key staffer working directly on local programming is Simeon Banister, who came on board four years ago.

99 CHRIS AUSTIN WESTERN NEW YORK TEAM LEAD

member of Local #276 Buffalo, covering 12 counties, and serves on his local town council in Hume. “Carpenters are pretty well-rounded mechanics, multitalented craftspeople,” Austin told the Democrat & Chronicle this year. “Most people look at us as residential carpenters, but it’s more of a specialty trade now ... and the stigma that it’s just for men is all wrong.”

100 LOVELY WARREN

Warren: a felony indictment on campaign finance fraud charges last year, anger over her handling of the Daniel Prude case and firearms charges brought against her and her estranged husband this summer – with a June primary loss to Malik Evans in the middle of it. While she has rejected the charges against her, she accepted defeat gracefully and maintains a loyal base of supporters who believe she is being railroaded out of office. She has also overseen improvements in the city’s credit rating.

ROCHESTER MAYOR

Rochester Area Community Foundation

North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters

It’s been a tough year for Rochester Mayor Lovely

The Rochester Area Community Foundation is set to mark its 50th anniversary next year, and Jennifer Leonard has run the local foundation for nearly 30 of them. The $578

Two years ago, Chris Austin was named Western New York team lead for the North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters, which has 28,000 members in New York and nearby states. Austin is a

Porter lobbies Washington on behalf of Native American nations and tribes.


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Notice of Formation of 2108 Estate LLC, filed with SSNY on 7/20/2021. Office: KINGS County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 2108 Bath Avenue Brooklyn NY 11214. Purpose: any lawful act or activity.

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legalnotices@cityandstateny.com Notice of Formation of ACDMP, LLC filed with SSNY on July 10, 2021. Office: Richmond County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 44 Pemberton Ave, Staten Island, NY 10308. Purpose: any lawful act or activity Notice of Formation of Stacey Simon Nutrition LLC filed with SSNY on 05/10/2021. 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: 1675 York Ave. #17E New York, NY 10128. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Notice of Formation of Benedict Law Group PLLC. Ar ticles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on June 1, 2021. Location: New York County. SSNY designated as agent for service of process on PLLC. SSNY shall mail process to 42 W. 38th Street, Suite 1002, NY, NY 10018. Purpose: Law. Notice of Formation of JFP TRANSIT, LLC filed with SSNY on 5/14/21. Office: BRONX County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 3226 OXFORD AVE, BRONX, NY 10463. Purpose: any lawful act or activity.

Notice of Qual. of 443 GREENWICH 4B LLC. Auth. filed with SSNY on 7/13/21. Office location: New York. LLC formed in DE on 7/13/21. SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to: PO Box 641, Rutherford, CA 94573. Arts. of Org. filed with DE SOS. Townsend Bldg. Dover, DE 19901. Any law ful purpose. Notice of Qual. of AGUA DEL MAR, LLC. Auth. filed with SSNY on 2/11/2021. Office location: Kings. LLC formed in FL on 11/15/2013. SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to: 1835 E AS T HAL L ANDAL E BEACH, BLVD., #709, HALLENDALE BEACH, FL, 33009. Arts. of Org. filed with FL SOS. 2415 North Monroe St. STE 810 Tallahassee, FL 32303. Any law ful purpose. Notice of Formation of 360 Clove Road LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 8/3/21.Office location: Richmond SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 360 Clove Rd, Staten Island, NY 10310. Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of So Help Us, LLC filed with SSNY on 04/23/2021. Office: Kings County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 751 troy ave apt 1P Brooklyn NY 11203. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Notice of Formation of WC Value Managment, LLC filed with SSNY on August 9, 2021. Office: Westchester Count y. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 6 Kingswood Way, South Salem, NY. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Notice of Qual. of FGNYW Amherst, LLC. Auth. filed with SSNY on 8/6/21. Of fice location: New York. LLC formed in DE on 8/3/21. SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to: 600 Mamaroneck Ave #400, Harrison, NY 10528. Arts. of Org. filed with DE SOS. Townsend Bldg. Dover, DE 19901. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Qual. of DIXIE DOG LLC. Auth. filed with SSNY on 7/9/21. Office location: New York. LLC formed in DE on10/02/18. SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to: 1202 Lexington Ave, #292, New York, NY 10028. Arts. of Org. filed with DE SOS. Townsend Bldg. Dover, DE 19901. Any lawful purpose.

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Notice of Formation of P&B Electric Vehicles, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/17/21. O f f ice location: N Y County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Messner Reeves LLP, Attn: Maclain Joyce, 1430 Wynkoop, Ste. 300, D e n v e r, CO 80202. Purpose: any lawful activities. Notice of Formation of TORCHGARDEN US LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY ) on 07/30/21. O f f ice location: N Y County. Princ. of fice of LLC: 2000 Island Blvd., Unit 2 0 0 7, Aventura, FL 33160. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may b e ser ve d . SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 122072543. Purpose: Any law ful ac tivit y. Notice of Qual. of MAHZEDAHR 601 LEXINGTON LLC, Authority filed with the SSNY on 08/25/2021. Office loc: NY County. LLC formed in DE on 07/29/2021. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Umber Ahmad, 56 West 11th St., #7RW, NY, NY 10011. Address required to be maintained in DE: 310 Alder Rd, Dover, DE 19904. Cert of Formation filed with DE Div. of Corps, 401 Federal St., Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.

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Angelina Franchising LLC filed w/ SSNY on 3/5/21. Office: New York Co. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 41 W 35th St., Fl Ground, NY, NY 10001. Purpose: any lawful.

Notice of Qual. of TRIPLE Y PRODUCTIONS, LLC. Auth. filed with SSNY on 4/9/21. Office location: New York. LLC formed in DE on 4/5/21. SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to: 257 West 93rd Street, Apt. 5c, New York, NY 10025. Arts. of Org. filed with DE SOS. Townsend Bldg. Dover, DE 19901. Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of THE LATE NIGHT CLOSET LLC filed with SSNY on 07/15/2020. Office: Bronx County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: The Late Night Closet LLC 472F East 139th Street, Bronx, New York, 10454, USA. Purpose: any lawful act or activity.

Notice of Qual. of BROADSTREAM VENTURES, LLC. Auth. filed with SSNY on 4/9/21. Of fice location: New York. LLC formed in DE on 5/21/20. SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to: 257 West 93rd Street, Apt. 5c, New York, NY 10025c. Arts. of Org. filed with DE SOS. Townsend Bldg. Dover, DE 19901. Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Qual. of FGNYW Batavia, LLC. Auth. filed with SSNY on 8/6/21. Of fice location: New York. LLC formed in DE on 8/3/21. SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to: 600 Mamaroneck Ave #400, Harrison, NY 10528. Arts. of Org. filed with DE SOS. Townsend Bldg. Dover, DE 19901. Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Qual. of BROADSTREAM PRODUCTIONS, LLC. Auth. filed with SSNY on 4/9/21. Office location: New York. LLC formed in DE on 4/5/21. SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to: 257 West 93rd Street, Apt. 5c, New York, NY 10025. Arts. of Org. filed with DE SOS. Townsend Bldg. Dover, DE 19901. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of 45-47 YALE AVENUE LLC filed with SSNY on 08/07/2020. Office: Westchester Count y. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 45-47 YALE AVENUE LLC 599 W HARTSDALE AVE SUITE 204 WHITE PL AINS, NY 10607. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Notice of Formation - Heart of Chelsea Veterinary PLLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/26/21. Office loc.: NY County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 80 State St, Albany, N Y 12 207. Purpose: ve te r inar y m e di c in e

Notice of Qual. of FGNYW Buffalo, LLC. Auth. filed with SSNY on 8/6/21. Of fice location: New York. LLC formed in DE on 8/3/21. SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to: 600 Mamaroneck Ave #400, Harrison, NY 10528. Arts. of Org. filed with DE SOS. Townsend Bldg. Dover, DE 19901. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Qual. of FGNYW Henrietta, LLC. Auth. filed with SSNY on 8/6/21. Office location: New York. LLC formed in DE on 8/3/21. SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to: 600 Mamaroneck Ave #400, Harrison, NY 10528. Arts. of Org. filed with DE SOS. Townsend Bldg. Dover, DE 19901. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Qual. of FGNYW Lakewood, LLC. Auth. filed with SSNY on 8/6/21. Office location: New York. LLC formed in DE on 8/3/21. SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to: 600 Mamaroneck Ave #400, Harrison, NY 10528. Arts. of Org. filed with DE SOS. Townsend Bldg. Dover, DE 19901. Any lawful purpose.


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AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE At an IAS Part 35 of the Supreme Court of the State of New York held in and for the County of Kings at the Courthouse 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201, on the 26th day of July 2021. PRESENT: HON. Karen Rothenberg J.S.C. KENT HANDBERRY, SR. Plaintiff, -against- SHAMEL S. DANIELS and “JOHN DOE” being a fictitious name for the operator of the subject vehicle currently unknown to Plaintiff; Defendants. Upon the reading and filing of the annexed Affirmation of STEVEN H. COHEN, dated the 22nd day of July, 2021, and upon all the exhibits annexed hereto and the pleadings and proceedings heretofore had herein; LET Plaintiff KENT HANDBERRY, SR,, appear and show cause before this Court, Park 35 in room 574 on the 9th day of September 2021 at 10:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as counsel can be heard: * WHY an Order should not be entered as follows: 1. Pursuant to CPLR 321(b)(2), permitting the Law Offices of Michael E. Pressman to withdraw as attorneys of record for the Plaintiff, KENT HANDBERRY, Sr.; 2. Pursuant to CPLR 308(5) permitting service in lieu of personal service, upon plaintiff, KENT HANDBERRY, SR., by publication in a newspaper. 3. Granting a stay of all proceedings for sixty (60) days to permit Plaintiff, KENT HANDBERRY, SR., to retain new counsel; and 4. Together with such other, further and different relief as the Court deems just and proper. ORDERED that this matter is hereby stayed pending a hearing and determination of the within Order to Show Cause; and it is further LET service of a copy of this Order together with the papers upon which is is granted be deemed timely served upon Plaintiff, KENT HANDBERRY, Sr., if made by publication in a newspaper and by regular mail to last known address and entered certified and regular mail upon MARTYN, MARTYN, SMITH, MURRAY and YONG, attorneys for defendant SHAMEL S. DANIELS, be deemed timely if served on or before the 25th day of August, 2021 be deemed good and sufficient service. ENTERED Karen Rothenberg, J.S.C. * Order to Show cause will be submitted on return date and court will contact parties top set date for argument if required by court. Notice of Qual. of FGNYW Depew, LLC. Auth. filed with SSNY on 8/6/21. Of fice location: New York. LLC formed in DE on 8/3/21. SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to: 600 Mamaroneck Ave #400, Harrison, NY 10528. Arts. of Org. filed with DE SOS. Townsend Bldg. Dover, DE 19901. Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Qual. of FGNYW Brighton, LLC. Auth. filed with SSNY on 8/6/21. Of fice location: New York. LLC formed in DE on 8/3/21. SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to: 600 Mamaroneck Ave #400, Harrison, NY 10528. Arts. of Org. filed with DE SOS. Townsend Bldg. Dover, DE 19901. Any lawful purpose.

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Notice of Qual. of FGNYW East Amherst, LLC. Auth. filed with SSNY on 8/6/21. Office location: New York. LLC formed in DE on 8/3/21. SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to: 600 Mamaroneck Ave #400, Harrison, NY 10528. Arts. of Org. filed with DE SOS. Townsend Bldg. Dover, DE 19901. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Qual. of FGNYW Galleria, LLC. Auth. filed with SSNY on 8/6/21. Of fice location: New York. LLC formed in DE on 8/3/21. SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to: 600 Mamaroneck Ave #400, Harrison, NY 10528. Arts. of Org. filed with DE SOS. Townsend Bldg. Dover, DE 19901. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Qual. of FGNYW Greece, LLC. Auth. filed with SSNY on 8/6/21. Of fice location: New York. LLC formed in DE on 8/3/21. SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to: 600 Mamaroneck Ave #400, Harrison, NY 10528. Arts. of Org. filed with DE SOS. Townsend Bldg. Dover, DE 19901. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Qual. of FGNYW Hamburg, LLC. Auth. filed with SSNY on 8/6/21. Office location: New York. LLC formed in DE on 8/3/21. SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to: 600 Mamaroneck Ave #400, Harrison, NY 10528. Arts. of Org. filed with DE SOS. Townsend Bldg. Dover, DE 19901. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Qual. of FGNYW Lockport, LLC. Auth. filed with SSNY on 8/6/21. Office location: New York. LLC formed in DE on 8/3/21. SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to: 600 Mamaroneck Ave #400, Harrison, NY 10528. Arts. of Org. filed with DE SOS. Townsend Bldg. Dover, DE 19901. Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Qual. of FGNYW Niagara Falls, LLC. Auth. filed with SSNY on 8/6/21. Office location: New York. LLC formed in DE on 8/3/21. SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to: 600 Mamaroneck Ave #400, Harrison, NY 10528. Arts. of Org. filed with DE SOS. Townsend Bldg. Dover, DE 19901. Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Qual. of FGNYW Victor, LLC. Auth. filed with SSNY on 8/6/21. Of fice location: New York. LLC formed in DE on 8/3/21. SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to: 600 Mamaroneck Ave #400, Harrison, NY 10528. Arts. of Org. filed with DE SOS. Townsend Bldg. Dover, DE 19901. Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Qual. of FGNYW Webster, LLC. Auth. filed with SSNY on 8/6/21. Of fice location: New York. LLC formed in DE on 8/3/21. SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to: 600 Mamaroneck Ave #400, Harrison, NY 10528. Arts. of Org. filed with DE SOS. Townsend Bldg. Dover, DE 19901. Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Qual. of FGNYW, LLC. Auth. filed with SSNY on 8/6/21. Office location: New York. LLC formed in DE on 8/3/21. SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to: 600 Mamaroneck Ave #400, Harrison, NY 10528. Arts. of Org. filed with DE SOS. Townsend Bldg. Dover, DE 19901. Any lawful purpose. BA X TE R ADV ISOR S LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the S SN Y on 08/05/2021. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Caryn Paer, 429 East 52nd St. Apt 31G, NY, NY 10022. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.

Notice of Formation of Gomez Engineering, PLLC filed with SSNY on 07/15/2021. Office: Richmond County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: The PLLC 6 Fonda Place Staten Island, NY 10309 Purpose: Professional Engineering Notice of Formation of H. A .L . Industries, LLC filed with SSNY on 05/28/2021. 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: 415 East 52nd. Street, Office #2 New York, NY 10022. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Notice of Qual. of Dewey Square Group, LLC. Auth. filed with SSNY on 8/18/21. Office location: New York. LLC formed in DE on 8/3/06. 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: 600 Mamaroneck Ave, #400, Harrison, NY 10528 . Arts. of Org. filed with DE SOS . Townsend Bldg. Dover, DE 19901. Any law ful purpose. Notice of Qual. of N E W TO N S T L L C . Auth. filed with SSNY on 7/9/21. Office location: New York. LLC formed in DE on 6/8/21. SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to: 1202 Lexington Ave, #292, New York, NY 10028. Arts. of Org. filed with DE SOS. Townsend Bldg. Dover, DE 19901. Any lawful purpose. 37 Union LLC Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 07/29/2021. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 230 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale NY 10583, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: any law ful ac tivit y.

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Notice of Qual. of FLOURISH TECHNOLOGIES LLC. Auth. filed with S S N Y o n 8/ 1 8/2 1 . Of fice location: New York. LLC formed in DE on 5/11/21. SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to: 600 Mamaroneck Ave, #4 0 0, Harrison, N Y 10528. Arts. of Org. filed with DE SOS. Townsend Bldg. D o v e r, DE 19901. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Qual. of FLOUR ISH DIGITAL ASSETS LLC. Auth. filed with SSNY on 8/18/21. Of fice location: New York. LLC formed in DE on 5/11/21. SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to: 600 Mamaroneck Ave, #4 0 0, Harrison, N Y 10528. Arts. of Org. filed with DE SOS. Townsend Bldg. D o v e r, DE 19901. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Divorce NOTICE OF SERVICE BY PUBLICATION STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA MECKLENBURG COUNTY IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE DISTRICT COURT DIVISION Jose Lucas Beltran Suarez v. Elizabeth Villanueva 21-CVD-1978 Attention “ELIZABETH VILLANUEVA” Take notice that a pleading seeking relief against you has been filed in the above entitled action. The nature of the relief being sought is as follows: Divorce. You are required to make defense to such pleading no later than October 2nd , 2021 and upon your failure to do so the party seeking service against you will apply to the court for the relief sought. This the 23rd day of August 2021. L. Maria Ximena Sussman Sussman Law Firm, PLLC 9916 Monroe Road Charlotte, NC 28270 Ph# (980) 598-8180


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Notice of Formation of ARIA PROPERTIES LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 6/28/21 Office location: Oswego SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 7356 STATE ROUTE 3, PULASKI, NY, United States, 13142. Any law ful purpose. Notice of Formation of DTCM HOLDINGS LLC. .Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 12/28/20. Office location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 55 East 86th Street, Units 1a, 1a-1, 1c and 1d, New York, Ny, United States, 10028. Any law ful purpose. Notice of Formation of James Huang Photo LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 8/10/21. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 63 Decatur St, Apt 3, Brooklyn, NY, United States, 11216. Any law ful purpose. Notice of Formation of MARIANNE DITOMMASO LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 8/16/21. Office location Richmond SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 72 Princewood Ave, Staten Island, NY, United States, 10309. Any law ful purpose. Notice of Formation of NIE S FAMILY LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 08/13/21. Office location Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 1610 Ave R, Brooklyn, NY, United States, 11229. Any law ful purpose. Notice of Formation of PDZ OZ HOLDINGS LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 07/19/21. Office location Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 13 Greene Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, United States, 11238. Any law ful purpose.

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Notice of Formation of RPH SUT TON PROPERTIES, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 06/14/2021. Office location Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 231 KENT STREE T, BROOKLYN, NY, United States, 11222. Any law ful purpose.

Notice of Formation of TE LLE R HOLD IN G S LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 1/22/21. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 670 Myrtle Ave Ste #388, Brooklyn, NY 11205 . Any law ful purpose.

Notice of Formation of 239 8TH STREET LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 07/23/21. Office location Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 13 Greene Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, United States, 11238. Any law ful purpose.

NOTICE: Be advised that: Pursuant to the Limited Liability Law of the State of New York on August 19, 2021 Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State thereof forming “Momand Properties LLC” with principle offices located within the County of Schenectady at: 2008 Southgate Drive, Schenectady, NY 12303. The LLC has been formed to carry on and engage in any lawful act or activity and the Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the said company upon whom process may be served and thereupon mailed to: 1412 NY Rte 9P, Saratoga Springs , N Y 12 8 6 6 .

Notice of Formation of WASAF 164 LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 8/12/21.Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 670 Myrtle Ave Ste 166, Brooklyn, NY 11205. Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of 303W113 LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 07/29/21. Office location Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 13 Greene Ave, BROOKLYN, NY, United States, 11238. Any law ful purpose.

Notice of Formation of WISPACES, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 8/9/21. Office location Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 271 Sullivan Place, Apt. 3E, Brooklyn, NY, United States, 11225. Any law ful purpose.

Notice of Formation of 1012 E84 LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 8/10/21.Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 5912 Flatlands Ave, Brooklyn, NY, United States, 11234. Any law ful purpose.

Notice of Formation of Y&G 18 LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 8/19/2021. Office location Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 4615 SURF AVE, BROOKLYN, NY, United States, 11224. Any law ful purpose.

Notice of Formation of 1191 BROADWAY REALTY LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 8/19/2021. Office location Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 199 Lee Avenue, Suite 492, Brooklyn, NY, United States, 11211. Any law ful purpose.

Notice of Formation of Your NY Limo LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 08/10/2021.O f fice location: Richmond SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 675 Stewart Ave, Staten Island, NY, United States, 10314. Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of 19 SAINT FRANCIS LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 05/11/21. Office location Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 689 Saint Johns Place, Brooklyn, NY, United States, 11216. Any law ful purpose.

Badinage Vintage LLC Art. Of Org. Filed Sec. of State of NY 07/26/2021. Of f. Loc.: Richmond Co. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY to mail copy of process to The LLC, 89 Scribner Avenue Staten Island, NY 10301. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity

New York Manhattan, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed w/ Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 07/14/2021. Off. loc.: New York Cnty. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 16 Pine Needle Rd., Douglas, GA 31535 . Purpose: Any law ful ac tivit y.

NOTICE: Be advised that: Pursuant to the Limited Liability Law of the State of New York on March 22, 2021 Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State thereof forming “Five Star Closing and Settlements LLC” with principle offices l o c a te d wi thin th e County of Schenectady at: 1528 Union Street, Schenectady, NY 12309. The LLC has been formed to carry on and engage in any lawful act or activity and the Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the said company upon whom process may be served and thereupon mailed to: 44 Horseshoe Drive, Saratoga Springs , N Y 12 8 6 6 . Transfinite LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 12/01/20. Office: Buffalo County. Registered Agent Inc. designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Registered Agents Inc. at 1967 Wehrle Drive Suite 1 Office #086, Buffalo, N Y 142 2 1 . Purpose: Any law ful purpose.

Notice of Formation of Abell Communications LLC, LLC filed with SSNY on 05/26/2021. Office: RICHMOND County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 115 Stuyvesant Place # 2H Staten Island, NY 10301. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Notice of Qual. of FOOD JUSTICE INITIATIVE PUBLIC BENEFIT LLC. Auth. filed with SSNY on 8/23/21. Office location: New York. LLC formed in DE on 6/22/21. SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to: 600 Mamaroneck Avenue #4 0 0, Harrison, NY, United States, 10528. Arts. of Org. filed with DE SOS. Townsend Bldg. Dover, DE 19901. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of Industrial Innovations and Solutions, LLC filed with SSNY on August 18, 2021. Office: Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 232 South 9th Avenue, Mt Vernon, New York 10550. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Notice of Formation of RAT BASTAD RECORDS LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/05/21. O f f ice location: N Y County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 311 West 43rd St., 12th Fl., NY, NY 10036. Purpose: any lawful activities. NOTICE OF FORMA TION of Sharibah LLC. Arts of Org filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/ 11/21. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom proc ess may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to 267 W 90th St, Apt 1F, NY, NY 10024. R A: US Corp Agents, Inc. 7014 13th Ave, # 202, BK, NY 11228. Purpose: any lawful act.

Notice of Formation of HTH DEVELOPMENT, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 06/21/2019. Office location New York SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 165 W 66TH STREET, APT 10J, NEW YORK, NY, 10023. Any law ful purpose. Notice of Form. of 6815 4TH AVE LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 7/13/21. Office location: Onondaga SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 6815 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11220. Any law ful purpose. Notice of Formation of Forefront Studios LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 8/03/2021. Of fice location: Richmond C ount y. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 108 Milton Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10306. Purpose: any lawful act or activity.

Notice of Qual. of BEAUMONT NATHAN ADVISORY LLC, Authority filed with the SSNY on 03/04/2020. Office loc: NY County. LLC formed in DE on 03/02/2020. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: C/O Spielman Koenigsberg & Parker, LLP 1675 Broadway, FL 20 th, NY, NY 10019. Address required to be maintained in DE: 160 Greentree Dr., Ste 101, Dover, DE 19904. Cert of Formation filed with DE Div. of Corps, 401 Federal St., Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Notice of Formation of SMCSI LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 8/6/21. Office location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 1500 Broadway, 27th Floor, New York, NY 10036.Any lawful purpose.


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Notice of Formation of STUYVIEWII PROPERTIES LLC filed with SSNY on 06/10/2021. Office: Kings County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 535 DEAN STREET, APT. 913 C/O NOAM J. RUBINSTEIN B R O O K LY N , NY 112 17. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Notice of Qual. of KRE Bklyner 1056 Manhattan LLC. Auth. filed with SSNY on 8/24/21. Office location: New York. LLC formed in DE on 8/16/21. SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to: 30 Hudson Yards, 75th Floor, New York, NY 10001. Arts. of Org. filed with DE SOS. Townsend Bldg. Dover, DE 19901. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Qual. of KRE Bklyner 93 Linden LLC. Auth. filed with SSNY on 8/24/21. Office location: New York. LLC formed in DE on 8/16/21. SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to: 30 Hudson Yards, 75th Floor, New York, NY 10001. Arts. of Org. filed with DE SOS. Townsend Bldg. Dover, DE 19901. Any lawful purpose. TRIBECA SURGICAL CARE, PLLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 08/25/21. Of fice: New York County. SSNY designated as agent of the PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the PLLC, 50 Laight Street, New York, NY 10013. Purpose: For the practice of the profession of Medicine. Form of notice for onpremises license. 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 OP 252 under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 318 GRAHAM AV E N U E , BROOKLYN NY 11211 for on premises consumption. HOT METAL SOUP LLC.

Notice of Formation of JB DTC MAR K E TING ENTERPRISE LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY ) on 06/15/21. O f f ice location: N Y County. Princ. of fice of LLC: 320 Fifth Ave., 2nd Fl., NY, NY 10001. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may b e ser ve d . SSNY shall mail process to PPI Apparel Group, At tn: Abe Hanan at the princ. office of the LLC. Purpose: Any law ful ac tivit y. Notice of Formation of SERENDIB VOYAGER LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 07/27/21. O f f ice location: N Y County. Princ. office of LLC: 252 Seventh Ave., Ste. #110, NY, NY 10011. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: To purchase, own and sell real estate in New York. Notice of Formation of TIPPING POINT WEALTH, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/26/21. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: 10 Grand Central, 155 E. 44th St., 12 Fl., NY, NY 10017. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. Purpose: Any law ful ac tivit y. Notice of Qual. of KRE Bklyner 1134 Fulton LLC. Auth. filed with SSNY on 8/24/21. Office location: New York. LLC formed in DE on 8/16/21. SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to: 30 Hudson Yards, 75th Floor, New York, NY 10001. Arts. of Org. filed with DE SOS. Townsend Bldg. Dover, DE 19901. Any lawful purpose.

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Form of notice for onpremises license. Notice is hereby given that a license, number (pending) for beer, wine, cider, and liquor has been applied for by the undersigned to sell beer, wine, cider, and liquor at retail in a OP 252 under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 105 WEST 13TH STREET NEW YORK, NY 10011. for on premises consumption. TWO GUYS AND A FISHTANK LLC.

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Form of notice for onpremises license. 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 OP 252 under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 318 GRAHAM AV E N U E , BROOKLYN NY 11211 for on premises consumption. HOT MEAL SOUP LLC. Notice of Formation of Make Mish LLC, filed with SSNY on 8/13/2021. Office: Richmond County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 125 Maryland Ave. Staten Island, NY 10305. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Notice of Qual. of NNS ADVISERS (US) LLC, Authority filed with the SSNY on 08/10/2021. O f f ice location: N Y County. LLC formed in DE on 07/29/2021. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: C/O Withers Bergman LLP, 157 Church St. 12 Fl, New Haven, CT 06510. Address required to be maintained in DE: C/O The Corporation Trust Co., 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert of Formation filed with DE Div. of Corps, 401 Federal St., Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.

Form of notice for onpremises license. Notice is hereby given that a license, number (pending) for beer, wine, cider, and liquor has been applied for by the undersigned to sell beer, wine, cider, and liquor at retail in a HL 242 under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 1123 Old Albany Post R oad G arrison , N Y 10524 for on premises c o n s u m p t i o n . 1123 Old Albany Post Road LLC. Notice of Formation of JVM PROPERTIES LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 8/11/21.Office location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may b e ser ve d . SSNY mail process to 107-24 71st Rd, Apt. PH3B, Forest Hills, NY 11375.Any lawful purpose. Notice of Qual. of KRE H YOD Owner LLC . Auth. filed with SSNY on 8/27/21. Office location: New York. LLC formed in DE on 7/20/21. SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to: 600 Mamaroneck Ave #400, Harrison, NY 10528. Any law ful purpose. Notice of Formation of #Tatted Limited liability company , LLC filed with SSNY on April 28,2021. Office: Kings County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 3208 Glenwood Rd apt 4F Brooklyn NY, 11210 . Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Notice of Formation of DorkTown, LLC filed with SSNY on 7/29/21. Office: Kings County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 75 State St, Apt 1, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Purpose: any lawful act or activity.

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Notice of Auction Sale is herein given that Citiwide Self Storage located at 455 5 Pear son S tre et , Long Island City, N.Y. 11101 will take place on WWW. STORAGETREASURES. COM Sale by c o mp e ti ti ve b i d ding starting on September 27, 2021 and end on October 8, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. to satis f y unpaid rent and charges on the f o l l ow i n g a c c o u n t s : #3C07-Timothy Hinton: 1-box, 1-pair of gloves, 1-goggle #4R06-Richard Brim: several boxes, several DVD, 1-flat screen TV with mount, 1-picture frame, 2-suitcases, 1-duffel bag #9T19-Andre Loring: 1-shoe box, airpod case, 1-jacket, 1-book bag The contents of each unit will be sold as a lot and all items must be removed f ro m th e p re mi s e s within 72 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 of Formation of Subledger Publishing LLC filed with SSNY on 4/23/2020. 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: 295 Madison Avenue, 12th Floor New York , NY 10 017. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. I M A X T H R E E CA B LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the S SN Y on 08/26/2021. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 432 Park Ave, Apt 49A, NY, NY 10022. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.

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Notice of Qual. of REGAL WEALTH HOLDINGS, LLC, Authority filed with the SSNY on 08/13/2021. Office loc: NY County. LLC formed in DE on 10/24/2019. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Attn: Barry Klarberg, 209 East 31st St., NY, NY 10016. Address required to be maintained in DE: N ati onal R e gis te re d Agents, Inc., 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert of Formation filed with DE Div. of Corps, 401 Federal St., Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Notice of Formation of S TA R R I D E R EQUESTRIAN LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 7/27/21. Office location Orange SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to P.O. Box 457, Westtown, NY, United States, 10998. Any law ful purpose. Form of notice for onpremises license. Notice is hereby given that a license, number (pending) for beer, wine, and cider has been applied for by the undersigned to sell beer, wine, and cider at retail in a TW 344 under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 14A Orchard Street New York, NY 10002 for on premises consumption. Dulce Ranger LLC. Notice of Qualification of UNITRANCHE LOAN TRANSACTION II, LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/0 6/21. O f fice location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/30/20. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o C orp oration Service Co. (CSC), 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. DE addr. of LLC: c/o CSC, 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Jeffrey W. Bullock, Secy. of State of DE, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St. - Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any law ful ac tivit y.


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Notice of Qualification of BROOKFIELD S T R AT E G I C REAL E S TAT E PA R T N E R S IV-C NAVRATNA AIV L.P. Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/26/21. O f f ice location: N Y C ount y. L P forme d in Delaware (DE) on 06/11/21. Duration of LP is Perpetual. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the L.P., Brookfield Place, 250 Vesey St., 15th Fl., NY, NY 102811023. Name and addr. of each general partner are available from SSNY. DE addr. of LP: Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808-1674. Cert. of LP filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any law ful ac tivit y.

Notice of Divorce NOTICE OF SERVICE BY PUBLICATION STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA MECKLENBURG COUNTY IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE DISTRICT COURT DIVISION Lourdes Veronica Cabrera Santos v. Aldo Rafael Perez Guevara 20-CVD-17434 Attention “ALDO RAFAEL PEREZ GUEVARA” Take notice that a pleading seeking relief against you has been filed in the above entitled action. The nature of the relief being sought is as follows: Divorce. You are required to make defense to such pleading no later than October 16 th , 2021 and upon your failure to do so the party seeking service against you will apply to the court for the relief sought. This the 6 day of September 2021. L. Maria Ximena Sussman Sussman Law Firm, PLLC 9916 Monroe Road Charlotte, NC 28270 Ph# (980) 598-8180

Notice of Qualification of BSREP IV BROOKFIELD L.P. Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/26/21. O f f ice location: N Y C ount y. L P forme d in Delaware (DE) on 03/18/21. Duration of LP is Perpetual. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the L.P., Brookfield Place, 250 Vesey St., 15th Fl., NY, NY 102811023. Name and addr. of each general partner are available from SSNY. DE addr. of LP: Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808-1674. Cert. of LP filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any law ful ac tivit y. Notice of Formation of Bella Bella New York Administration, LLC filed with SSNY on August 23, 2021. 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: 2400 McCullough Ave., #12653, San Antonio, Texas 78212. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Notice of Qual. of Takeoffs Plus, LLC. Auth. filed with SSNY on 9/1/21. Office location: New York. LLC formed in DE on 4/4/13. SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to: 600 Mamaroneck Ave #4 0 0, Harrison, N Y 10528. Arts. of Org. filed with DE SOS. Townsend Bldg. Dover, DE 19901. Any law ful purpose. Notice of Formation of L&B Home Solutions, LLC filed with SSNY on 06-04-2021. Office: Westchester Count y. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 14 Hartley Avenue, Mount Vernon, New York 10550. Purpose: any lawful act or activity.

September 20, 2021

Form of notice for onpremises license. Notice is hereby given that a license, number (pending) for beer, wine, cider, and liquor has been applied for by the undersigned to sell beer, wine, cider, and liquor at retail in a OP 252 under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 97 N 10TH S T R E E T, 1E B R O O K LY N , NY 11249 for on premises c o n s u m p t i o n .

Form of notice for onpremises license. Notice is hereby given that a license, number (pending) for beer, wine, cider, and liquor has been applied for by the undersigned to sell beer, wine, cider, and liquor at retail in a OP 252 under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 306 Gold Street, C2, Store #2, Brooklyn NY 11201 for on premises c o n s u m p t i o n .

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Form of notice for onpremises license. Notice is hereby given that a license, number (pending) for beer, wine, cider, and liquor has been applied for by the undersigned to sell beer, wine, cider, and liquor at retail in a OP 252 under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 383 WEST 33RD STREET, UNIT 18 8 -18 9 NE W YORK, NY 10001 for on premises consumption. MOYNIHAN OVERLOOK BAR LLC.

Form of notice for onpremises license. Notice is hereby given that a license, number (pending) for beer, wine, cider, and liquor has been applied for by the undersigned to sell beer, wine, cider, and liquor at retail in a OP 252 under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 1312 MADISON AV E N U E NEW YORK , NY 10128 for on premises consumption. HIRAMASA RESTAURANT VENTURE LLC. Notice of Formation of Fareweigh LLC filed with SSNY on September 2, 2021. Office: Richmond County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: #239 1324 Forest ave, Staten Island, NY 10302. Purpose: any lawful act or activity.

Form of notice for onpremises license. Notice is hereby given that a license, number (pending) for beer, wine, cider, and liquor has been applied for by the undersigned to sell beer, wine, cider, and liquor at retail in a OP 252 under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 125 N. Main Street Por t Chester, NY 10573 for on premises consumption. Ardara125 LLC. Form of notice for onpremises license. Notice is hereby given that a license, number (pending) for beer, wine, cider, and liquor has been applied for by the undersigned to sell beer, wine, cider, and liquor at retail in a OP 252 under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 798 Old Dock Road Kings Park, NY 11754 for on premises consumption. The Inlet at 798 LLC. Form of notice for onpremises license. Notice is hereby given that a license, number (pending) for beer, wine, and cider has been applied for by the undersigned to sell beer, wine, and cider at retail in a OP 252 under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 250 Hurds Road Clintondale, NY 12515 for on premises consumption.

Form of notice for onpremises license. Notice is hereby given that a license, number (pending) for beer, wine, and cider has been applied for by the undersigned to sell beer, wine, and cider at retail in a RW 341 under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 797 Yonkers Ave, Yonkers NY 10704 for on premises consumption. Tio Nacho Inc.

Form of notice for onpremises license. Notice is hereby given that a license, number (pending) for beer, wine, and cider has been applied for by the undersigned to sell beer, wine, and cider at retail in a OP 252 under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 338 BEDFORD AVENUE BROOKLYN, NY 11249 for on premises consumption. GOOD THANKS BROOKLYN LLC. Form of notice for onpremises license. Notice is hereby given that a license, number (pending) for beer, wine, liquor, and cider has been applied for by the undersigned to sell beer, wine, liquor, and cider at retail in a CT 246 under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 153 C O LU M B I A S T R EE T B R O O K LY N , NY 11231 for on premises consumption. SEVEN HILLS HOSPITALITY LLC. Notice of formation of BOWERY 2A LLC. Arts of Org filed with Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/2/21. Office location: N Y C o u n t y. S S N Y designated as agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to: 534 E. 84th St, 1E, NY, NY 10028. Purpose: any lawful act.

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Notice of Formation of EMPIRE L AND MANAGEMENT LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 8/30/21.Office location: Montgomery SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 280 Buel Rd, Canajoharie, NY 13317. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of EMW MANAGEMENT, LLC. Ar ts . O f Org. filed with SSNY on 9/9/20.Office location: Richmond SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 88 Meadow Glen Rd Fort Salonga, NY 11768. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Qual. of ESNYHOME D - S TATE N , LLC. Auth. filed with SSNY on 8/26/21. Office l o c ati on: R i c hmon d . LLC formed in DE on 8/6/21. SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to: 80 State St. Albany, NY 12207. Arts. of Org. filed with DE SOS. Townsend Bldg. Dover, DE 19901. Any lawful purpose.

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Notice of Qual. of Empire Clean Energy, LLC. Auth. filed with SSNY on 8/11/21. Office location: KINGS. LLC formed in DE on 8/11/21. SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to: Attn: David Ar fin, NYU Urban Future Lab, 370 Jay St 7th Fl Brooklyn, NY 11201. Arts. of Org. filed with DE SOS. Townsend Bldg. Dover, DE 19901. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of AAYH REALTY GROUP, LLC filed with SSNY on July 29, 2021. Office: Kings County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 260 South 1st Street Apt 5A, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: any lawful act or activity.


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Form of notice for onpremises license. Notice is hereby given that a license, number (pending) for beer, wine, liquor, and cider has been applied for by the undersigned to sell beer, wine, liquor, and cider at retail in a Liquor Store "L " under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 197 6TH AVENUE NEW YORK, NY 10013 for on premises consumption. THE WINE HUT CORP Form of notice for onpremises license. Notice is hereby given that a license, number (pending) for beer, wine, and cider has been applied for by the undersigned to sell beer, wine, and cider at retail in a RW 341 under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 149 1ST AVENUE NEW YORK, NY 10003 for on premises consumption. THE MASALAWALA LLC. Form of notice for onpremises license. Notice is hereby given that a license, number (pending) for beer, wine, liquor, and cider has been applied for by the undersigned to sell beer, wine, liquor, and cider at retail in a Liquor Store "L " under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 45 1st Avenue #1D New York, NY 10003 for on premises consumption. JCCSM Inc. Form of notice for onpremises license. Notice is hereby given that a license, number (pending) for beer, wine, liquor, and cider has been applied for by the undersigned to sell beer, wine, liquor, and cider at retail in a OP 252 under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 5-14 51ST AVENUE LONG ISLAND CITY, NY 11101 for on premises consumption. GAME HAUS INC

Notice of Formation of Flying Point 2 Associates, LLC. filed with SSNY on 11/13/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 45 Larchmont Ave, Larchmont, NY 10538 . Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Notice of Formation of Flying Point 3 Associates, LLC. filed with SSNY on 2/15/18. Office location: Westchester Count y. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 45 Larchmont Ave, Larchmont, NY 10538 . Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Notice of Formation of Flying Point 4, LLC. filed with SSNY on 2/14/20. Office location: Westchester Count y. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 45 Larchmont Ave, Larchmont, NY 10538 . Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Notice of Formation of Water Mill 1, LLC. filed with SSNY on 2/1/19. Office location: Westchester Count y. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 45 Larchmont Ave, Larchmont, NY 10538 . Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Notice of Formation of Next Leveled, LLC filed with SSNY on January 11, 2021. Office: Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: Deborah Woods, 131 Lorraine Avenue, M ount Ve rno n , N Y 10553. Purpose: any lawful act or activity.

Form of notice for onpremises license. Notice is hereby given that a license, number (pending) for beer, wine, liquor, and cider has been applied for by the undersigned to sell beer, wine, liquor, and cider at retail in a HL 242 under the Alcoholic Beverage Control L aw at 119 ORCHARD STREET NEW YORK, NY 10002 for on premises consumption. GRIFFON Q, LLC

Form of notice for onpremises license. Notice is hereby given that a license, number (pending) for beer, wine, liquor, and cider has been applied for by the undersigned to sell beer, wine, liquor, and cider at retail in a OP 252 under the Alcoholic Beverage Control L aw at 17 1 East Broadway New York, NY 10002 for on premises consumption. Segundo

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 68 feet on a 71-foot building at the approx. vicinity of 1055 University Avenue, Bronx, Bronx County, NY 10452. Public comments regarding potential effects from this site on historic properties m ay b e s u b m i t t e d within 30 days from the date of this publication to: Trileaf Corp, Benjamin Allen, b.allen@trileaf.com, phone: 678-653-8673, 1395 South Marietta Park way, Building 400, Suite 209, Mariet ta, GA 30067.

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Management LLC Public Notice Form of notice for onpremises license. Notice is hereby given that a license, number (pending) for beer, wine, liquor, and cider has been applied for by the undersigned to sell beer, wine, liquor, and cider at retail in a OP 252 under the Alcoholic Beverage C o ntro l L aw at 2 PUL ASKI RD, KINGS PA R K , NY 11754 for on premises consumption. MRS BROWN’S LLC. Notice of Formation of Clever Trek, LLC filed with SSNY on 9/2/2021. 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: 161 W 16th Street, Apt 11F, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful act or activity.

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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 New York County, NY: at a top height of 75 feet on an 87-foot building rooftop at the approx. vicinity of 225 West 44th Street, New York, NY, 10036; at a top height of 108 feet on a 122-foot building rooftop at the approx. vicinity of 24-26 East 39th Street, New York, NY, 10016; at a top height of 60 feet on a 60-foot building rooftop at the approx. vicinity of 411 Park Avenue South, New York, NY, 10016; at a top height of 230 feet on a 223-foot building at the approx. vicinity of 1560 Broadway, New York, NY 10036. Public comments regarding potential effects from this site on historic properties may be submitted within 30 days from the date of this publication to: Trileaf Corp, Hannah Dell, h.dell@trileaf.com, 1395 South Marietta Parkway, Building 400, Suite 209, Marietta, GA 30067, 678-653-8673.

Form of notice for onpremises license. Notice is hereby given that a license, number (pending) for beer, wine, liquor, and cider has been applied for by the undersigned to sell beer, wine, liquor, and cider at retail in a OP 252 under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 125 N Main Street Port Chester, NY 10573 for on premises consumption. ARDARA125 LLC 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 66 feet on a 69-foot building rooftop at the approx. vicinity of 55 West 35th Street, New York, New York County, NY 10018 and at a top height of 75 feet on a 78-foot building rooftop at the approx. vicinity of 630 West 173rd Street, New York, New York County, NY 10032. Public comments regarding potential effects from this site on historic properties m ay b e s u b m i t t e d within 30 days from the date of this publication to: Trileaf Corp, Laura Elston, l.elston@trileaf. com, 1395 South Marietta Parkway, Building 400, Suite 209, Marietta, GA 30067, 678-653-8673.

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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 Kings County, NY: a top height of 63 feet on a 58-foot building rooftop at the approx. vicinity of 354 East 21st Street, Brooklyn, NY 11226; at a top height of 30 feet on a 30-foot building rooftop at the approx. vicinity of 2269 E 69th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11234; at a top height of 59 on a 59-foot building rooftop at the approx. vicinity of 1539 Park Place, Brooklyn, NY 11213. Public comments regarding potential effects from this site on historic properties may be submitted within 30 days from the date of this publication to: Trileaf Corp, Hannah Dell, h.dell@trileaf.com, 1395 South Marietta Parkway, Building 400, Suite 209, Marietta, GA 30067, 678-653-8673.

Notice of formation of E nvision Global Productions LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 07/29/2021. Office located in King’s county. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC to Melissa Meredith, 1870 TIDEWATER MARINE Troy Avenue, Brooklyn, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed NY 11234. Purpose: any with the S SN Y on lawful purpose. 09/09/2021. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent Notice of Formation of upon whom process SMDR ENTERPRISES against the LLC may be LLC. filed with SSNY served. SSNY shall mail on 08/20/2021. Office process to: The LLC, 245 location: Westchester Eighth Avenue, Ste 169, County. SSNY designated NY, NY 10014. Reg Agent: as agent of LLC upon Doug Manowitz, 245 whom process may be Eighth Avenue, Ste 169, served. SSNY shall mail NY, NY 10014. Purpose: process to 400 FORT HILL Any Lawful Purpose. RD. APT. 510, PEEKSKILL, NY, 10566, USA

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Notice of Formation of FUTAI 922 LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 8/12/21.Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 926 57th St Brooklyn, NY 11219. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of GOLDEN STAR 828 LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 8/5/21. Office location: Kings 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 5711 8th Ave Brooklyn, NY 11220. Any law ful purpose. Notice of Formation of IGLEHART DESIGN LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 8/6/21. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 1 5 0 0 B ro adway, 27th Floor, New York, NY 10036. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of JMC GROUP HOLDINGS LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 8/26/21.Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 203 Jackson St, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Any law ful purpose. Notice of Formation of KINGS SPEEDY LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 6/23/21.Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 1903 Kings Hwy Brooklyn, NY 11229. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of REX 15E LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/14/21. O f f ice location: N Y County. SSNY designated a s a g e n t o f L LC upon whom process agains t it may b e served. SSNY shall mail process to M. Nader Ahari, 200 Park Ave. South, Ste. 1608, NY, NY 10 0 03 . Purpose: Any law ful ac tivit y.

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Notice of Formation of Marigo Navigation LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 7/22/21. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 825 Soundview Ave E x tension, Southold, NY 11971. Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of 11 VALLEY VIEW REALTY LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 3/18/21. Office location: Orange SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 15 Arlington Dr, Monroe, NY 10950. Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of NNPS Pharmacy LLC. . Ar ts . of Org. filed with SSNY on 08/23/21.Office location: New Yo r k SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 2580 Adam Clay ton, Powell Jr. Blvd, New Yo r k , NY 10039. Any law ful purpose.

Notice of Qual. of 27E79 RE TAIL LLC. Auth. filed with SSNY o n 7/2 3/2 1 . O f f i c e location: New York . LLC formed in DE on 7/23/21. SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to: Attn: Jef frey M. Schwar tz, Esq., 444 Madison Ave, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10022. Arts. of Org. filed with DE SOS . Townsend Bldg. Dover, DE 19901. Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of RIRB LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 8/31/21.Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 2444 83rd St Brooklyn, NY 11214. Any law ful purpose. Notice of Formation of TROUTMAN PARTNERS LLC. Ar ts . O f Org. filed with SSNY on 8/19/21.Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 6 Doyers St, Apt. #13000, New York, NY 10013. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of 8789 19TH AVE LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 8/24/21.Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 1633 82nd St., Brooklyn, NY 11214. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of 559 Putnam LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 8/19/21.Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 6 Doyers St, Apt. #13000, New York, NY 10013. Any law ful purpose.

Notice of Formation of 85 Calyer Street TH, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 8/24/21. Office location: Kings 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 258 North 9th St, Apt 2, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of 129 Devoes Street LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 8/5/21.Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 129 Devoe St, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Any lawful purpose Form of notice for onpremises license. Notice is hereby given that a license, number (pending) for beer, wine, and cider has been applied for by the undersigned to sell beer, wine, and cider at retail in a RW 341 under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 383 WEST 31ST STREET FOOD STALL #31 NY, NY 10001 for on premises c o n s u m p t i o n . BURGER JOINT AT MOYNIHAN FOOD HALL LLC

Notice of Formation of 2328 PROPERTIES LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 9/1/21. Office location Rensselaer 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 2328 Sixteenth St, Troy, NY 12180. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of 2495 BROADWAY CENTER LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 2 /1 9/0 9 .O f f ic e location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 1202 Lexington Ave #153, New York, NY 10028.Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of ALLIANCE COLLECTIVE, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 7/14/21.Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 1663 Woodbine St, #3L, Ridgewood, NY 11385. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of ASIAN MEDIA RIGHTS, LLC. .Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 2/10/2010.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 7014 13th Ave, Ste 2 0 2 , B ro o k l y n , N Y 11228.Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of VILLEPA INTELLIGENCE LLC. Ar ts . of Org. filed with SSNY on 08/26/21. Office location: New York 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 738 E 5th St Apt 1C, New York, NY 10009.Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of 6815 4TH AVE LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 7/13/21.Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 6815 4TH Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11220. Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of AURAE, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 8/31/21.O f fice loc ation: New York 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 95 Horatio St #410, New York , NY 10014. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation o f C .O D U R O L L C . Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 8/19/21.Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served S SN Y mail proces s to 54 Noll st, apt 709, Brooklyn, NY 11206 . Any law ful purpose. Notice of Qual. of Downstate Clean Energy, LLC. Auth. filed with SSNY on 8/11/21. Office location: KINGS. LLC formed in DE on 5/27/21. SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may b e ser ve d . SSNY mail process to: Attn: David Arfin, Nyu Urban Future Lab, 370 Jay St 7th Fl Brooklyn, NY 11201. Arts. of Org. filed with DE SOS . Townsend Bldg. Dover, DE 19901. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of EFRAIM GOLDSTEIN PROFESSIONAL E N G I N E E R I N G PLLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 9/8/21.Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 15 Ocean Ave Brooklyn, NY 11225. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of FELLOW BARBER HUDSON YA R D S LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 8/16/21. Of fice location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 101 North 8th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249.Any lawful purpose.

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Notice of Formation of RED BEAR VENTURES, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 07/28/21. O f f ice location: N Y County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. Purpose: Any law ful ac tivit y. 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 79 feet on an 83-foot building rooftop at the approx. vicinity of 5235 Post Road, Bronx, Bronx County, NY 10471. Public comments regarding potential effects from this site on historic properties may be submitted within 30 days from the date of this publication to: Trileaf Corp, Hannah Dell, h.dell@trileaf.com, 1395 South Marietta Parkway, Building 400, Suite 209, Marietta, GA 30067, 678-653-8673. 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 Kings County, NY: a top height of 63 feet on a 58-foot building rooftop at the approx. vicinity of 354 East 21st Street, Brooklyn, NY 11226; at a top height of 30 feet on a 30-foot building rooftop at the approx. vicinity of 2269 E 69th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11234; at a top height of 63 feet on a 63-foot building rooftop at the approx. vicinity of 1539 Park Place, Brooklyn, NY 11213. Public comments regarding potential effects from this site on historic properties may be submitted within 30 days from the date of this publication to: Trileaf Corp, Hannah Dell, h.dell@trileaf.com, 1395 South Marietta Parkway, Building 400, Suite 209, Marietta, GA 30067, 678-653-8673.


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Notice of Formation of VILLEPA INTELLIGENCE LLC . Ar ts . of Org . filed with SSNY on 08/26/21. Office location: New York 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 738 E 5th St Apt 1C, New York, NY 10009.Any lawful purpose. TIDEWATER MARINE LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the S SN Y on 09/09/2021. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 245 Eighth Avenue, Ste 169, NY, NY 10014. Reg Agent: Doug Manowitz, 245 Eighth Avenue, Ste 169, NY, NY 10014. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.

Notice of Formation of AAYH REALTY GROUP, LLC filed with SSNY on July 29, 2021. Office: Kings County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 260 South 1st Street Apt 5A, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: any lawful act or activity.

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Who was up and who was down last week

LOSERS THE BEST OF THE REST PETER ABBATE JR.

The Assembly Civil Service Committee chair celebrated when Gov. Kathy Hochul signed his bills to help first responders hurt by 9/11. That ought to give union-minded voters a reason to reelect him next year even if they weren’t sold on his progressive chops.

HENRY GARRIDO

New York City is a pro-vaxx town, but the boss of DC 37 only needs the support of his members. And he recently won a temporary hold on Mayor Bill de Blasio’s vaccine mandate for municipal workers. Garrido said he wants everyone vaccinated – he just doesn’t want it to be a condition of employment.

CREATIVE Art Director Andrew Horton, Senior Graphic Designer Alex Law, Senior Graphic Designer Aaron Aniton, Photo Researcher Michelle Steinhauser DIGITAL Digital Director Michael Filippi, Digital Marketing Manager Caitlin Dorman, Digital Strategist Isabel Beebe

VINCENT SCHIRALDI New York City Department of Correction Commissioner Vincent Schiraldi has quite a mess to clean up with the recent uproar over conditions at Rikers Island. The complex has had a record 10 deaths this year, at least half of which were by suicide. While the DOC announced a five-point plan earlier this year to improve conditions, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced another fivepoint plan targeting Rikers Island. THE REST OF THE WORST DAVID IMAMURA & JACK MARTINS

The state Independent Redistricting Commission released not one, but two sets of potential maps. Democrats supported one, while Republicans backed the other. That left Chair David Imamura and Vice Chair Jack Martins leading a panel evenly split down party lines.

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Looks like one Western New York Congress member got caught failing to report securities trades within the 45-day deadline. Jacobs made 13 securities trades between Jan. 19 and July 16, but he signed the report on Sept. 3.

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ANDREW CUOMO The ex-governor might be laughing all the way to the bank now that a state ethics body is letting him keep the millions of dollars he made from his pandemic book. That’ll make sure the unemployed, 60-something has a nest egg to get through the upcoming months as he contemplates his political future. He might never be able to overcome all those scandals, but at least he doesn’t have to worry about the trust funds for the kids.

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who has taken over the mantle of “cool dude in a loose mood” in his waning days in office, upped the ante with a monstertruckesque display of mayhem. He presided over the unceremonious crushing of illegal dirt bikes confiscated by cops, an event he seemed pretty excited about. Unfortunately, dirt bikes can’t be losers as they are inanimate, but there are plenty of living, breathing winners and losers.

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