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EDITOR’S NOTE

JON LENTZ Editor-in-chief

A NEW CNN POLL suggests former Vice President Joe Biden is the early Democratic front-runner for president in 2020, notching about a third of respondents’ support. Trailing Biden is U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, backed by 13 percent of the Democrats and Democrat-leaning independents polled. The rest of the field is in single digits, including former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg clocking in at 4 percent. Which means it’s shaping up to be a battle of old white men, both in the primary and in the general election. President Donald Trump, who’s expected to seek a second term, is 72. Biden is 75. Sanders is 77. Bloomberg is 76. Of course, other contenders could inject some youth into the race. A trio of U.S. senators – California’s Kamala Harris, New Jersey’s Cory Booker, New York’s own Kirsten Gillibrand – are in their late 40s or early 50s. Two other New Yorkers – the 60-year-old Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who’s 57 – are also worth watching. But this week, we’re turning our attention to an even younger group: the 2018 New York City 40 Under 40 Rising Stars.

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40 UNDER 40 … 6 Meet New York City’s rising stars

WINNERS & LOSERS … 62

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Latest CIVIC DISENGAGEMENT New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s new DemocracyNYC office, established to increase civic engagement in the city, is not off to a promising start. It sent out 400,000 letters to “inactive” voters that were so confusing that many people thought the letter was a scam to discourage them from voting. And in some cases, active voters erroneously received the letter, causing them to fear they had been purged from the voter rolls. DemocracyNYC got the flawed voter information from a Chicagobased analytics firm, instead of going directly to the city Board of Elections.

BRAWL IN MANHATTAN Following an appearance by Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes at a Republican club in Manhattan, brawls broke out between the far-right group and anti-fascist protesters. The violence spotlighted the self-described “Western chauvinist” Proud Boys, which the Southern Poverty Law Center designates as a hate group. While condemning vandalism at the Metropolitan Republican Club ahead of McInnes’ visit, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the club was wrong to invite him in the first place, calling the Proud Boys “hatemongers.” GOP gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro also said McInnes should not have been at the club. Police arrested several protesters.

Back & Forth

A Q&A with Republican state attorney general candidate

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De Blasio garnered rare praise from his rival Cuomo after he decided to forgo his weekly “Inside City Hall” appearance on NY1 in solidarity with striking Charter Communications workers. The strike has been going on for 19 months, but this is the first time de Blasio deliberately skipped the segment. His spokesman said this would have been the first time the mayor would have had to cross a picket line, which he did not want to do.

You have a long career as a bankruptcy lawyer. What is an example of your legal acumen in action and how would it apply to running attorney general’s office? One where we solved a lot of tough problems was the (Plastech Engineered Products Inc.) case. That was a situation where it was the largest minority-owned parts supplier in Michigan and the company was facing being ripped apart. We got together with the owner, the major customers, the big auto manufacturers, and figured out a transactional structure deal basically where we were able to preserve most of those jobs without the company being ripped apart. What would you do differently from previous attorneys general? The Martin Act is a securities enforcement law, so you would think that if you were bringing a secu-

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rities lawsuit as opposed to figuring out someone to target, you would think that the proceeds from those lawsuits would go to people who bought the securities, who were supposedly swindled and flimflammed by the issue of those securities. To me, when you bring a suit that is not to protect the people who the law is designed to protect and the money doesn’t go to the people who are the supposed victims, that’s political. How are you going to best budget the remaining time you have in this election? We are going to go all over the state. We are going upstate. We are going to be in the suburbs. We’re going to be in the Hudson Valley and in New York City. We have not written off anywhere. We just think that our message is resonating from what we’ve heard from everyone and it’s too important to leave areas or subgroups behind.

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Earlier this month, G. Steven Pigeon, the onetime Democratic politician and longtime controversial New York power broker, pleaded guilty to channeling an illegal foreign donation to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 2014 campaign. Cuomo’s Republican gubernatorial opponent, Marc Molinaro, eagerly decried the “foreign money laundering scheme.” It was just the latest in a string of recent legal proceedings against Cuomo’s former associates and allies – though the governor has never been accused of wrongdoing in any of these cases.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo has denied that he was very close to lobbyist Todd Ho we, but Howe was paid $300,000 a year to be Cuo mo’s informer inside Alain Kaloyeros’ office. In the Joseph Percoco case, CPV and COR retain ed Howe in order to gain access to Percoco. In 201 6, when prosecutors announced the charges against Percoco, they als o revealed that Howe had pleaded guilty to eight felonies and was cooper ating on the Percoco cas e as a key witness.

AL AIN KALOYEROS

Cuomo tapped Alain Kaloyeros , the former president of SUNY Poly technic Institute, to run the Buffalo Billion project, the governor’s signature economic developme nt project aiming to invest $1 billion upstate and in Western New York . In July, Kaloyeros was fou nd guilty of colluding with powerful lobb yist Todd Howe to funnel lucrative contracts to COR Development and LPCiminelli, whose execut ives donated lots of money to Cuomo’s cam paign.

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Despite belonging to opposing parties, the complicated alliance of Cuomo and Edward Mangano, the former Republican Nassau County executive, was based on Cuomo’s desire to secure the Long Island vote. Mangano and his wife, Linda, are currently undergoing a federal corruption retrial, which has been adjourned until January, regarding allegations that Mangano helped local restaurateur Harendra Singh secure county contracts in exchange for bribes, including a $450,000 no-show job for Linda.

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WITH EVERY ELECTION season comes the possibility of change. Political parties must make their cases to voters, and elected officials, no matter how long they’ve served, must again win the support of their constituents. And while incumbency is often a powerful advantage in New York, 2018 is already shaping up to see more turnover than in a typical year. It’s in this time of transition, with a new crop of fresh-faced candidates shaking things up, that we turn our attention to the many young individuals who are making their mark in New York City politics – and not just those seeking and winning elected office. Each year, City & State identifies 40 members of the next generation – all under the age of 40 – who are rising stars in elected office and in city government, in labor and in business, in government affairs and advocacy, in academia and in journalism. We profile the behind-thescenes figures steering successful campaigns, navigating major land use projects and revitalizing the metro area’s infrastructure. We recognize advocates helping immigrants and refugees make a new life, lawmakers shaping sweeping policy decisions and intrepid reporters holding politicians accountable. We’re pleased to introduce the 2018 New York City 40 Under 40 Rising Stars. Profiles by Prachi Bhardwaj, Jeff Coltin, Jordan Laird, Jon Lentz, Rebecca C. Lewis, Annie McDonough, Christina Saint Lewis and Zach Williams


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JAMIE ANSORGE COUNSEL, COZEN O’CONNOR; GOVERNMENT RELATIONS ADVISER, COZEN O’CONNOR PUBLIC STRATEGIES 11/3 0/ 1 9 8 6 @ANSORGENYC

BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY Political activism, Jamie Ansorge says, is “in my blood.” In high school, he campaigned for candidates on street corners outside Stuyvesant Town. In college, he marched against the war in Iraq. During law school, he spent time at the Occupy Wall Street protests and helped launch a progressive political action center to encourage protesters to call elected officials. “It just solidified my commitment to activism,” Ansorge says of the Occupy movement. “There was something very beautiful about all these average people coming together to demand change.” Ansorge decided he wanted to pursue a career at the intersection of law, politics and policy – and found it in government affairs. “Every day is a new adventure and a new issue,” says Ansorge, who is now a counsel at Cozen O’Connor and government relations adviser at Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies, where he helps companies, nonprofits and trade associations navigate budget, regulatory and policy issues. He counsels clients on “how best to frame their issues and how best to engage with the appropriate decision-makers.” Ansorge recently joined his community board in Brooklyn and is the youngest member of the Democratic National Committee’s financial committee. “I’m a campaign junkie at heart,” Ansorge says, “and I still organize for candidates I’m passionate about here in New York and across the country. And that’s something that I’ll continue to do separate and apart from my job.”

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NATASHA AVANESSIANS CHIEF OF STAFF LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD 0 4/ 1 2 / 1 9 9 0 COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY Although her youth was filled with tap dance and singing classes with dreams of making it to Broadway, Natasha Avanessians says her goals started to shift in high school. In college, she studied political science. After graduating, she landed a job with the government affairs firm Bolton-St. Johns, where she cultivated an interest in transportation policy. “One of the biggest clients I worked on was the taxi industry, and from there, really just understanding how important mass transit is,” Avanessians says. She returned to school to get a master’s degree in public administration and, soon after, began working for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. When the Long Island Rail Road named Phil Eng its new president, he brought along Avanessians to serve as his chief of staff. “And the first thing I did when I got here was creating the LIRR Forward program, which is sort of a new vision, a new way of doing business for the Long Island Rail Road,” Avanessians says. In addition to the internal work she does, Avanessians also likes to get out to hear from the customers that LIRR serves, even if she is often met with criticism. She added that she will often hear grievances in her personal life when she mentions she works for the MTA. “But that’s what makes it so much more rewarding, because public transit touches every single person,” Avanessians says. “So even though you face the criticism, you also realize how important the decisions you’re making are.”

“Even though you face criticism, you realize how important the decisions you’re making are.”

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SARAH BERLENBACH MANAGING DIRECTOR CHERRYDALE STRATEGIES 0 5/ 13/ 1 9 9 1 @SARAHBERLENBACH

THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL Sarah Berlenbach grew up in a small Long Island town where she says residents “never spoke about death, politics or religion.” But during the 2008 presidential election, the native New Yorker asked: “Why aren’t we talking about this?” She got hooked on politics working on Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, then worked for New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and helped launch Everytown for Gun Safety. Later she joined the Office of the Vice President at the White House, first as a policy analyst and then as Vice President Joe Biden’s associate director for policy, with an emphasis on criminal justice, gun violence prevention and drug control. One mentor who helped her in the early stages of her career is Benjamin Harris, a then-senior economist at the White House. In 2016, when Berlenbach was asked to travel with Biden to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in the wake of a shooting, Harris assured her that she would be capable of handling the responsibility. “I think that was a good reminder that, OK, if this person’s comfortable putting me in this position, I’m probably a lot better off than I think I am,” she says. Just months ago, Harris, the founder of Cherrydale Strategies, asked Berlenbach to be the New York managing director of his Washington, D.C.-based consulting firm. “I’d say it’s one of the biggest compliments when someone you’ve worked with before chooses to work with you again and wants you to be a part of their team again,” she says.

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ZACHARY BERNSTEIN PARTNER FRIED, FRANK, HARRIS, SHRIVER & JACOBSON LLP 0 4/2 8/ 1 9 7 9 CORNELL UNIVERSITY; FORDHAM UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW Zachary Bernstein enjoys running and biking around New York City’s neighborhoods – many of which he’s had a personal hand in shaping. As a land use attorney, he advises property owners and developers on what they can build under city zoning. “I like being able to help influence and be involved in the face and life of neighborhoods in the city,” Bernstein says. As a student at Cornell University, he had a work-study job where he was exposed to urban planning. Even though he majored in an unrelated field, he graduated with a passion for helping shape cities. He then worked for an urban planning advocacy group in Portland, Oregon, and learned all he could about the professions in the field. “To me, the lawyer was at the heart of the action, shaping what the rules were going to be and what developments were going to look like,” Bernstein says. So he went to law school, intent on specializing in land use. Now a lawyer at Fried Frank, he has represented high-profile clients, including Trinity Church on the rezoning of the Hudson Square neighborhood in 2013. Bernstein says he’s proud to have helped shift the area from a purely commercial district to a mixed-use one. “For me, it had to be New York City,” Bernstein says. “Because that was where the most was happening. It seemed to be the most compelling place to be involved in urban planning and it has proven to be so.”

“To me, the lawyer is at the heart of the action.”


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KATE BOICOURT DIRECTOR OF RESILIENCE WATERFRONT ALLIANCE 0 9/ 11/ 1 9 8 4 @K ATEBOICOURT

KENYON COLLEGE The Waterfront Alliance is a coalition of more than 1,000 organizations whose mission is to protect, transform and revitalize the New York and New Jersey harbor and waterfront. As its director of resilience, Kate Boicourt says she is “an ecologist by training who stumbled into advocacy.” As a child, Boicourt had the Chesapeake Bay in her backyard and an oceanographer for a father. “I chased critters in the marshes of the Eastern Shore of Maryland,” she says. Ultimately, her childhood surroundings encouraged her to think about “the little things that change and shape our relationship with our water and environment.” Boicourt’s main project has been handling the organization’s Waterfront Edge Design Guidelines, or WEDG, a rating system and set of guidelines to create resilient, ecological and accessible waterfronts. “With WEDG, we’ve developed really specific guidelines for developers, for engineers, for landkeepers and architects to think out how they approach developing their waterfront property in light of all the challenges they face in doing so, from storms like Hurricane Sandy, to thinking about sea level rise, to thinking about public good,” Boicourt says. Lately, Boicourt has been inspired by Rachel Carson, the renowned American scientist who advocated for a better relationship between people and nature. “She became incredibly influential in the ’20s and ’30s at a time when women weren’t that publicly respected, especially in science,” Boicourt says. “She changed the trajectory for how we think about the environment in a way.”

“It’s the little things that shape our relationship with our environment.”


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KERRY BRODIE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND FOUNDER EMMA’S TORCH 0 6/ 1 2 / 1 9 9 0 @EMMASTORCH

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY Although she used to cook often with her mother and grandmother while growing up, Kerry Brodie did not expect food to play a major role in her career. She has degrees in Middle Eastern affairs and public policy. But while she worked in public policy, Brodie volunteered at a homeless shelter. She would often talk with the women about food and she quickly found that it became her favorite part of the day. “And it just made me think about the power that food has to really build those bridges and couldn’t we use it to be doing more,” Brodie says. Those interactions inspired her to start Emma’s Torch, a nonprofit that provides culinary training and job placements for refugees. To do that, Brodie did a complete 180 – she quit her job and went to culinary school. It was unlike anything she had ever done. “I could write a paper about the importance of having an even medium dice on every potato. But I wasn’t very good at it,” Brodie says. But she improved, and also picked up teaching skills from her instructors that she could use with students that came through Emma’s Torch. Now, she hopes to continue growing and expanding the program to help as many people as she can. “I get the opportunity each and every day to work with inspiring people and to help them achieve their dreams,” she says. “I think I’m the luckiest person that I have such a great job.”

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SELVENA N. BROOKS-POWERS MANAGER, EXTERNAL AFFAIRS & COMMUNITY OUTREACH FOR THE JFK REDEVELOPMENT PROGRAM PORT AUTHORITY OF NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY 0 3/0 1/ 1 9 8 3 @SELVENABROOKS31

WILBERFORCE UNIVERSITY; NEW YORK UNIVERSITY When Selvena N. Brooks-Powers was young, she would travel between New York and her family’s homeland of Jamaica, and she loved watching the airplanes take off and land at Kingston’s airport. She’s still paying attention to airplanes, as an external affairs and community outreach manager for the $13 billion JFK Airport redevelopment. “It’s kind of full circle and funny in a way that I’m working on this program,” she says. But there are deeper roots that go back to Jamaica. Her grandfather helped campaign for prime minister candidates and did labor work. Once her parents settled in the U.S., her mother was a longtime union member too. Growing up, Brooks-Powers knew her career would involve helping people. “I didn’t know if it was going to be through education initially, through politics/government or even through law because I considered going to law school,” she says. “I definitely always had that calling – that was a big part of my personality.” She worked for the state Senate Democrats, joined the Fight for 15 campaign and worked for the New York City Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence. At the Port Authority, she is proud of an ambitious contracting goal for firms owned by women and minorities. “The governor set a 30 percent MWBE goal, which the Port Authority also adopted, ensuring that we’re helping to build capacity for MWBE firms,” she says.

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SUZANNE C. BRUNDAGE DIRECTOR, CHILDREN’S HEALTH INITIATIVE UNITED HOSPITAL FUND 1 2 /0 6/ 1 9 8 6 @SUZBRUNDAGE

BENNINGTON COLLEGE; HARVARD UNIVERSITY Suzanne Brundage studied conflict resolution in Belfast, Northern Ireland, served AIDS orphans in Namibia and worked on East Africa and Southern Africa foreign policy while based in Washington, D.C. “I always had an international security focus, which over time really morphed into maternal and child health issues,” she says. “The core of any country’s security is the health of its citizens, and through that work I embraced this idea that the morality of a society is how well it treats its children.” When she moved to New York City, she landed at United Hospital Fund, where she launched and now directs its Children’s Health Initiative. “We don’t offer, as a country, a lot of support to these families, especially in these early years of life,” she says. “But primary care is a place where all of these families go, and so we find ways to strengthen primary care and make the most of each of those visits as a way to not just promote the health of young children but really try and provide stability and supports and connections to social services for the whole family so that child can really thrive.” She’s the only member of her family not born in New York, but now she’s the only one who lives here. “I upset grandmother a little bit by choosing to live in Brooklyn and not the Bronx,” she laughs, “but once we got over that scuffle, I really feel really connected, particularly to Brooklyn, but the entire city.”

“The core of any country’s security is the health of its citizens.”

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MATTHEW J. CAMP DIRECTOR OF GOVERNMENT RELATIONS TEACHERS COLLEGE, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY 11/0 5/ 1 9 7 9 UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE Matthew J. Camp began his career in northern New Jersey politics and has been fascinated with the field ever since. “I found government and policymaking to be a really complicated puzzle that I wanted to figure out, and I felt like the only way to understand it was to get involved with it,” he says. And that’s exactly what he did. Camp went on to study political science and psychology at the University of Delaware, earn a master’s degree in public policy at Rutgers University and work in government affairs for years – including the past decade as director of government relations at Teachers College, Columbia University, where he manages the school’s government relationships at the city, state and federal levels. According to Camp, Teachers College is a place where social change becomes possible. “People come here from all over the world wanting to make a difference. That’s in our DNA,” he says. Most recently, Camp – who is also a doctoral candidate at the university – has aided that legacy by overseeing a series of advocacy workshops meant to demystify the role of government. “It’s basically empowering our college community to be advocates,” he says. For people who might not be familiar with Teachers College, Camp says: “It’s really important to know that Teachers College is a big place that does a lot of things.” Besides educating the next generation of educators, the school also focuses on health, psychology and advocacy.

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THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK CONGRATULATES CITY & STATE DISTINGUISHED HONOREE

Maria Cruz Lee CUNY Director of Digital Marketing

ON BEING NAMED A 2018 NYC 40 UNDER 40 RISING STAR October 23, 2018

Vita C. Rabinowitz Interim Chancellor

William C. Thompson Jr. Chairperson, Board of Trustees

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ALANA PILAR CANTILLO DIRECTOR OF GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS 0 3/2 7/ 1 9 8 7 @APCANTILLO

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY; CITY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK Telecommunications was “a blind spot” for Alana Pilar Cantillo before she joined Charter Communications almost two years ago. The Colombia native had always held roles in education and public affairs. Years before she became the director of the New York City Council Progressive Caucus – her last role in the public sector – Cantillo was petitioning for anti-smoking regulations in restaurants and organizing youths for know your rights workshops with the immigrant population around her alma mater, Rutgers University. The transition to a private entity, she says, was prompted by something she learned during her time as a public affairs fellow in the Coro leadership program – a nine-month training program designed to give participants exposure to opportunities in various sectors. “One of the programmatic values that Coro teaches you is around experimentation and discomfort and ... taking the opportunity to explore spaces that can have a steep learning curve but also create opportunities for a lot of growth … that you wouldn’t normally be able to attain.” So after three years as a teacher (her “most rewarding position to date”), a year of fellowships, and almost two and a half years with the City Council, Cantillo made the switch to Charter Communications to “test my skill set and my passion for policy in an environment that was a little bit different.” She’s now looking forward to continuing her exploration of the impact of technology on society, and hopes to one day spread her passion for being civically involved with students.

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CHRISTOPHER COLLINS-MCNEIL ASSOCIATE MERCURY 0 6/ 1 2 / 1 9 9 4 @CCOLLINSMCNEIL

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Some people take a meandering path to find their ideal career, but Christopher Collins-McNeil heard the call when he was just 14 years old, after Barack Obama was elected president. “Like a lot of young black people around the country, and the world even, I was sort of inspired – and not just in a sense of, ‘Oh, that’s cool, I like what Barack Obama represents’ – but actually called to act and called to participate in our political system,” he says. As an associate at the public affairs firm Mercury, Collins-McNeil says he works on wide range of accounts: “From the government of Qatar to Rev. Al Sharpton. That’s the span.” Growing up in Westchester County, Collins-McNeil participated in political clubs in high school, and while at SUNY Oswego, he served as student government association president. Soon after graduating, he went to work in New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office. “I used to say I wanted to build world leaders, which is something still in the forefront of my mind as I progress in my career,” he says. At 24, Collins-McNeil is eager for more young people to dive into government. “Wherever you see your opportunities as a person, a young person of color, just get involved,” he says. “Don’t let whomever tell you it’s not your turn out of care for you. The people who’ve changed this city, this state, this nation, this world, weren’t people who sat by and were told to wait their turn.”

“Don’t let whomever tell you it’s not your turn.”

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TOM CORSILLO SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF LAND USE AND PUBLIC POLICY MARINO 0 6/ 15/ 1 9 8 3 @TOMCORSILLO

It was almost by accident that Tom Corsillo became a publicist – and it was the right career all along. He gets to pursue his passion for writing and telling stories, and with so many new things to handle every day, the job keeps him engaged. The public relations and strategic communications firm where he started – Marino – is where he’s working 13 years later. Over the years, he has worked on projects across New York City. “We get to shape these consequential projects that are going to be part of the fabric of New York City for generations to come,” he says. “It’s the kind of work that you can look at and be proud of.” As a Bronx native, working on a project to convert a local armory into the Kingsbridge National Ice Center was rewarding. So were his efforts on the Rabsky Group’s development of the former Pfizer site in Williamsburg, which is expected to include hundreds of affordable housing units. What sets Marino apart is its dedicated land use team and track record of shepherding projects through the approval process. Corsillo says it’s about finding common ground with stakeholders. “Clients come to Marino because we have a reputation for winning approval for complex rezonings,” he says. “But when we start working with them and sit down at the table, we say, wait a minute, part of why we’re so successful is that we take the time to learn about these communities and understand their concerns and needs.”

“We get to shape projects that are going to be part of the fabric of New York City for generations.”



Spectrum is proud to support City & State’s New York City 40 Under 40. Congratulations to our colleague, Alana P. Cantillo and all the honorees for their achievements.

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MARIA CRUZ DIRECTOR OF DIGITAL MARKETING CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK 1 2 /3 1/ 1 9 8 6 @MCRUZLEE

HUNTER COLLEGE; BARUCH COLLEGE MARXE SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS Maria Cruz considers herself someone who cares a great deal about two things: immigrants and civic technology. “That is the intersection of my career,” says the digital marketing director for the City University of New York. A native of the Philippines, Cruz was raised by parents who grew up under martial law, which she says contributed to a certain distrust in government. Her life took a turn when her college mentor – finding that she was going to school full time and juggling two digital advertising internships – introduced her to his sister, the new New York City commissioner of immigrant affairs, who was seeking a social media intern. That commissioner, Fatima Shama, “probably changed my life,” Cruz says. The first constituent Cruz helped was a Filipino woman who needed help translating. “That’s when the bug bit me,” she recalls. The next five years were “high-stakes, high-stress” work helping further political offices, campaigns and organizations while capitalizing on her digital background. Today, she facilitates a network of about 100 social media managers from across CUNY, building a community within and around the system to “help it move forward.” As a person of color and a public school graduate, Cruz says she is in a strong position to help fellow immigrant New Yorkers. She’s also aware of the need to continue developing her abilities, and is set to receive a master’s degree in public administration in 2020.

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MANNY DE LOS SANTOS ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT HAMILTON CAMPAIGN NETWORK 0 1/3 0/ 1 9 7 9 @MANNYDELOSSANTO

UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY Manny De Los Santos has had the mindset of a community advocate since he was a kid in Manhattan’s Washington Heights neighborhood. So when he enrolled at the University at Albany, he studied psychology and later got his master’s degree in social work. “Every time I came back, it was a wake-up call; it was a reflection of what needed to be done in the community, and who needed to be civically engaged to make that change,” De Los Santos says. He came to the U.S. when he was 12 and spoke no English, but, with the support of his family, was able to find success – though plenty of others did not. “There were a lot of my classmates that were smart and they had tremendous potential, but unfortunately, there were not a lot of resources for them in place,” he says. While he was helping young people get access to those resources as a social worker, De Los Santos was also engaged politically, serving as district leader in the 72nd Assembly District. This year, he decided to fully immerse himself politics as Rep. Adriano Espaillat’s campaign manager, and afterward was hired by the Hamilton Campaign Network, a campaign consultancy founded by Luis Miranda, the father of “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. “Now, I feel like I’m fully equipped to serve in a different capacity while I’m still keeping a close connection with the community (where) I live and have served for so many years,” De Los Santos says.

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LESLIE B. DUBECK GENERAL COUNSEL NEW YORK STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE 0 5/2 1/ 1 9 8 2 UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA Eric Schneiderman’s abrupt resignation as New York attorney general in May was an important reminder that nobody in politics works alone. Principals have offices filled with dozens or hundreds of staffers. Nothing illustrated that point better than a Cosmopolitan photo shoot. Dubeck was there, at Attorney General Barbara Underwood’s side, featured as one of the women keeping things running. And as an occasional reader of the magazine, Dubeck appreciated the impact. “It’s important that audience sees Barbara Underwood and that the majority of managers and supervisors in this office are women,” she says. Apart from Cosmo and this list, Dubeck’s life is a lot more than photo shoots. She joined the attorney general’s office in 2011, jumping at the chance to work for Underwood, calling her “impressive and inspiring.” Dubeck is a generalist who loves the challenge and variety of her cases. “Sometimes criminal law, sometimes government ethics, civil disputes. It’s problem-solving in a variety of contexts,” she says. She particularly enjoyed setting up the Special Investigations and Prosecutions Unit that takes over for local investigators in cases where police kill an unarmed person. “I helped figure out how we were going to establish that, and how it should interact with the district attorneys, and then defended our jurisdiction when it was challenged in court,” she says. But good luck getting this lawyer to blab on other cases. “There’s a lot that I don’t feel like I can talk about as counsel to the office,” she says with a laugh.

“It’s important to see that the majority of managers and supervisors in this office are women.”

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CHARLES D. FALL CANDIDATE FOR THE 61ST ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 0 3/ 1 2 / 1 9 8 9 @CHARLESDFALL

SOUTHWESTERN COLLEGE; PACE UNIVERSITY Fall is here. “Usually, I’m a summer guy,” says Charles D. Fall, who is all but guaranteed to win a Staten Island Assembly seat. “But I’ve got to say that fall is definitely my season.” Fall won the Democratic primary for the seat being vacated by Assemblyman Matthew Titone, beating a small-business owner and a union leader. “I think the biggest thing that was different between me and my opponents was I was the only that had government experience,” he says. “One of my biggest messages during the campaign was it’s a new generation of leadership, of fighting for our communities.” Fall, who served as the mayor’s Staten Island borough director and the citywide Islamic liaison, says he wants to address the opioid crisis, the need for better transportation options and funding for schools. He’s now the chief of staff to the Staten Island borough commissioner at the city parks department. During the campaign, Fall also capitalized on his commitment to hard work, something he learned from his parents. After they immigrated to New York from West Africa, Fall’s mother started out at Burger King, got a job as a bank teller and worked her way up to become the bank’s chief financial officer. His father, who drove a cab, now owns a small business dealing with renewable energy. Despite facing no major-party rival in November, Fall is sticking with the approach that served him well in the primary. “The strategy,” he says, “is always that we’re behind.”

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York leaders we’ve educated, like 40 Under 40 honoree Charles Fall. Charles, who earned a master’s of public administration from Pace, has put that degree to good use while serving in New York City government. Now, he’s the Democratic candidate for State Assembly from the North Shore of Staten Island—in a race with no Republican opponent. At Pace, we have a model for education that teaches our students how to make a difference as soon as they start their careers. We call it the Pace Path. Pace students study in classrooms and labs,

but they also learn through internships, field research, and community efforts. They’re ready to hit the ground running when they graduate. There’s nothing more thrilling to me than seeing young people who put their educations to good use. That’s what these 40 Under 40 honorees are doing. Congratulations to them— and to all the young leaders who will come after them.

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WENDY GARCIA CHIEF DIVERSITY OFFICER NEW YORK CITY COMPTROLLER’S OFFICE 0 9/0 3/ 1 9 8 2 @WENDYGARCIA03

UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE; THE NEW SCHOOL Wendy Garcia always tells people that she has the best job. That’s because as chief diversity officer at the New York City comptroller’s office, she watches over the city’s investments and contracts to make sure the city is utilizing women- and minority-owned business enterprises. From grading city agencies on how they’re spending with these MWBEs to ensuring that those businesses have access to the city, Garcia says, “To be able to be part of a team that has fully dedicated resources to that, you just can’t go wrong.” Garcia was raised in Manhattan’s Washington Heights neighborhood by her mother, who emigrated from the Dominican Republic. “My mom came to this country with nothing and she worked really hard with very limited resources,” Garcia says. “And I get to work really hard with more resources than what she started with.” While at the University of Delaware, Garcia helped create an overnight visit program to help young minority students learn about the university – setting the stage for the work she does today. At the comptroller’s office, Garcia has helped double the utilization of MWBEs in New York City. While she celebrates those positive results, one eye is constantly fixed on the work yet to be done. “I think that we’re heading in the right direction,” Garcia says, comparing the work of rooting out racism and sexism to moving a mountain. “Am I satisfied? Absolutely not.”

“I think we’re heading in the right direction. Am I satisfied? Absolutely not.”


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KRISTA GOBINS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT SACKS COMMUNICATIONS 0 9/0 1/ 1 9 8 4 STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY Krista Gobins knows all about breaking through in male-dominated fields, from the state Senate Republican conference to the New York City construction industry. And through it all, she has worked for bosses who believe in what they are doing. “I’ve always somehow ended up working for these visionary people and I enjoy working hand in hand with them on the operations of things,” she says. One turning point came when she was president of the Dutchess County Young Democrats. Greg Ball, then a Republican assemblyman running for state Senate, recruited her to be his legislative director. She joined his team, championing bills like the Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Act. She later worked for other Hudson Valley lawmakers, including state Sen. David Carlucci, a Democrat. “I tend to work for people who take it as seriously as I want to take it,” she says. “I will say, however, that if I were to do it all again, I probably wouldn’t be able to pass through those party lines just because of the political climate of today.” She now works for another visionary, Renée Sacks, at the integrated marketing firm Sacks Communications, which specializes in infrastructure and real estate. One project that she’s proud of is the Women Builders Council’s WeforShe initiative, which promotes gender equality in construction. “We’re getting all the big construction companies and agencies and authorities, like the Skanskas, the Turners, Columbia University, they’re all signing on to this pledge to create a more inclusive workplace for women,” she says.

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SALLY GOLDENBERG CITY HALL BUREAU CHIEF POLITICO NEW YORK 0 9/3 0/ 1 9 8 0 @SALLYGOLD

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY Nothing could keep Sally Goldenberg from election night. Even though cancer tried. The day after her second surgery to deal with breast cancer, she turned on the news. “I watched NY1,” she says. “I was kind of fading in and out, but I did watch it in the hospital.” The September primary was the first major election night she’d missed in 15 years of working as a reporter, first for a small-town weekly newspaper in New Jersey – the Hillsborough Beacon – and then for the Staten Island Advance, the New York Post and finally for Politico New York since 2013. The importance, urgency and competition of political reporting has been a helpful distraction since her diagnosis in February 2017. And Goldenberg is eager to jump back in after a monthlong recovery break, starting in a new position as Politico’s City Hall bureau chief. Have no fear, she’ll continue her indispensable reporting on housing, keeping an eye on the powerful developers and political actors who are shaping where people live in the five boroughs. This year, she has turned her attention to the New York City Housing Authority, writing deeply researched stories that avoid lazy tropes and attempt to specify exactly why the city’s public housing residents are living in poorly maintained buildings, five years into New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration. “It’s just a monster of a story,” Goldenberg says. And the city is lucky to have her on it.

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FREDDI GOLDSTEIN COMMUNICATIONS ADVISER TO THE FIRST DEPUTY MAYOR NEW YORK CITY MAYOR’S OFFICE 0 3/0 3/ 1 9 9 0 @FREDDI0303

TULANE UNIVERSITY On any given day, Freddi Goldstein has a lot on her plate. As a communications adviser to the first depu‑ ty mayor in New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s of‑ fice, she says she “flows with flexibility” through any event that comes up, whether it’s breaking news or a routine press briefing. But there’s one way to always get her attention: start talking about the latest restaurant. “I can’t help but turn around and join the conversation,” she says. It’s only proper then that sometimes she is eager for a taste of something new. Eating out five to seven times a week is just a part of that. There was the time she tried living in the South by attend‑ ing Tulane University in New Orleans, or that year off she took after graduating when she had a job with a human rights organization. Then she tried out politics in Dela‑ ware, where she worked on a same‑sex marriage campaign. The Montclair, New Jersey, native later conducted field work in a Rockland Coun‑ ty executive race. She found her way to New York City by searching online for “political consulting firms” and got her big break at SKDKnickerbock‑ er before landing a spot in the de Blasio administration a couple years later. But she is not done looking for some‑ thing new, two years into her current role. “What comes next?” she asks. “I definite‑ ly wouldn’t say no to doing this for other politicians.”

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ALEX A. GOMEZ ASSISTANT PRESS SECRETARY UNITED FEDERATION OF TEACHERS 0 1/0 4/ 1 9 8 5 RUTGERS UNIVERSITY; FORDHAM UNIVERSITY For Alex A. Gomez, the United Federation of Teachers is more than just a union – it’s a family affair. His grandmother was a union seamstress, and his mother, aunt and uncle were all elementary school teachers who belonged to UFT. “The way I always look at it when I walk in here every morning is that – and I don’t want to be too sappy about this – the UFT gave my mom an opportunity to raise me,” he says. “And that’s the way I look at my job. I want to make sure whoever the next person is going to be has the same opportunity because of the union.” Gomez grew up looking at UFT calendars on his fridge and reading the UFT newspaper before school, but he never imagined working there. “I actually really wanted to be a lawyer,” Gomez says. But starting with the 2004 election, he began developing the campaign and consulting expertise that would lead him to handle communications for UFT. Now, Gomez enjoys finding ways to support UFT’s mission to give working people a voice. “There’s never a day that I don’t learn something new or I that don’t discover a new skill or trait that I didn’t realize was actually applicable for this job,” he says. Though he sees his path to the UFT as “a series of coincidental events,” he knows one thing for sure: Whatever he does next will help people – because that’s what he was raised to do.

“There’s never a day that I don’t learn something new.”

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BENJAMIN HOWARD-COOPER ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT – MANAGER MOODY’S INVESTORS SERVICE 0 8/2 3/ 1 9 9 0 MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE On any given day, Benjamin Howard-Cooper can be found synthesizing thousands of data points for clients at Moody’s Investors Service. “We help governments access capital markets and we help investors understand the risks associated with those investments,” he says. Before rising to his current position as assistant vice president and manager, Howard-Cooper was the company’s lead analyst. In that role, he traveled all over New York state to analyze the credit of local governments and then transitioned to Moody’s higher education and nonprofits group, where he covered universities, community colleges and nonprofits. Now, he’s in Moody’s Paris office focusing on infrastructure and utility systems in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Howard-Cooper’s career may have taken him across the pond, but he is a born and bred New Yorker who got his start in New York City politics. In high school, he interned in Gale Brewer’s office, where he says he “really experienced firsthand what a public-service-oriented elected official looks like.” He considers Brewer one of “two standout mentors” he has had in his career. The other mentor was Anthony Crowell, the dean and president of New York Law School. Howard-Cooper interned in Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s office, where Crowell served as the mayor’s chief counsel. “He was the one who really helped guide me towards Empire State Development and thinking about ways to partner between business in the private sector and the public sector as a way to maximize overall impact,” Howard-Cooper says.

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REBECCA KARP CEO AND PRINCIPAL KARP STRATEGIES 0 9/2 8/ 1 9 8 2 BOWDOIN COLLEGE; MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Since she was a child, Rebecca Karp has considered herself an urban planner. Both her parents were civically engaged in their community, and she often found herself thinking about the issues that they would discuss over the kitchen table. She just didn’t know that the problems she had been grappling with since adolescence were in a field she could study and find employment in. “I was excited because I had found my tribe,” Karp says. “I just realized for the first time that there is a vocabulary I could work with and resources I could find and people who are equally excited to talk about all of it together with me.” Karp got her master’s degree in city planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and after a stint at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, she was recruited to BuroHappold Engineering, where she developed an affinity for consulting. Then, in 2015, she started her own company, Karp Strategies, which is certified as a women-owned firm. She now works with and supports organizations as varied as the New York City Economic Development Corp., the nonprofit Enterprise Community Partners and a private store chain aiming to provide affordable groceries in low-income neighborhoods. Karp’s work involves solving the problems she has been thinking about her entire life. “The city is pulsing and alive and demands us to think through these big sticky questions,” she says, “so we can create these incredible, thriving, healthy places to live and work.”

“The city is pulsing and alive and demands us to think through these big sticky questions.”

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DELANEY KEMPNER PRESS SECRETARY LETITIA JAMES FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL CAMPAIGN 0 5/0 1/ 1 9 9 0 @DEL ANE YKEMPNER

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN It’s hard to avoid politics growing up in Washington, and it’s even harder when your mother ran for U.S. Senate in Maryland in 2006 and your aunt is Greta van Susteren, the cable news anchor and frequent Donald Trump interviewer. “(They’re) strong, passionate women – female leaders that really set an incredible example,” Kempner says. But she blazed her own trail, moving to New York and joining SKDKnickerbocker before getting a job with New York City Public Advocate Letitia James. Kempner’s past six months have been spent on someone else’s trail, criss-crossing the state with the Democratic attorney general candidate, from Buffalo to Long Island. Kempner was the campaign’s first staffer and serves as press secretary, guiding coverage of the candidate who’s expected to become the first woman of color to hold a statewide position in New York. While many observers tried to pin James’ primary win on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s support, Kempner is the candidate’s fiercest defender. “(That framing) takes a lot away not just from her and all the work that she did, but also the team that was behind her, that really worked their hearts out to get her nominated,” Kempner says. Anybody watching knew Kempner was an all-star, stubbornly guiding coverage and ensuring James was never out of the public eye. Not bad for her first political campaign. She’s not eager to make it a career just yet, but Kempner says she does want to keep traveling the state: “Hopefully with the next attorney general.”

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BHARATI S. KEMRAJ SENIOR ASSOCIATE PATRICK B. JENKINS & ASSOCIATES 0 7/2 2 / 1 9 8 3 @BHARATIKEMRA J

FORDHAM UNIVERSITY Bharati S. Kemraj moved from Guyana to the Bronx with her family when she was 7, the kind of experience she shares with many New York City residents. “I am a true New Yorker because I came from somewhere else and I watched my family work very hard as immigrants,” she says. She grew up as a member of the Hindu temple where her father has served as a priest, and she remains actively involved, doing work through her temple – including as a dance teacher and choreographer – that she says keeps her grounded. After college, Kemraj worked at BronxNet as a TV reporter. She then worked for Bronx Community Board 11 and as Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz Jr.’s representative to local community boards, while also serving on Community Board 9. Now at Patrick B. Jenkins & Associates, Kemraj is using her communication skills to build a stronger, more connected community. Her first assignment with the firm is to serve as the community liaison around the construction of four new Metro-North stations in the Bronx. Her job includes building personal connections with the area’s local leaders. She has her finger on the pulse of the neighborhood and when issues arise from the project, she’s supposed to help connect concerned residents with the correct people. “We can only improve the quality of life,” she says, “if we give access to the right resources for those who have and those who need.”

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ERROL KING GLOBAL HEAD OF SOURCING, PIPELINE AND INTEGRATION GOOGLE 0 7/3 1/ 1 9 8 4 After leaving his role as the digital director of new media at 1199SEIU, Errol King was sure of one thing in particular: He wanted to help engage youths. “I wanted to teach creativity and try to accomplish the same goal, except try to reach folks a little earlier in their lives in such a way that they would have more options and more flexibility,” he says. From founding an education-based gaming company that serviced nonprofit organizations, to launching Code Next – a program under Google that aims to “foster the next generation of Black and Hispanic tech leaders,” according to its website – every step for the self-titled creative technologist has centered around this goal. He even found a common thread between the accomplishments he takes the most pride in. He recalls a time at the National Society of Black Engineers conference, watching volunteers and students “building and sharing and discussing and really creating together, and I remember just (saying) to myself, ‘This is what it should feel like. This is what learning and community feels like.’” Asked about the people who helped him get to where he is today, he has the same community mentality. He credited his parents for instilling the values in him, students who came through the program and reshaped him with their ups and downs, a number of Googlers – even his adversaries. “There are people who fundamentally opposed my ideas,” he says, “and by (the) nature of their opposition, made the ideas stronger.”

“People who fundamentally opposed my ideas … made the ideas stronger.”

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MONICA KLEIN FOUNDING PARTNER SENECA STRATEGIES 0 5/2 1/ 1 9 8 9 @MONICACKLEIN

OBERLIN COLLEGE Monica Klein did not always know she would work in political communications. As a college student, she was simply an opinionated young woman who was unsure of what her future held. “When I was in college, I wrote for the college newspaper for four years and I was the opinions editor all four years because I couldn’t keep my opinion out of my writing,” Klein says. After speaking with friends and advisers, political communications seemed like the logical next step. Klein became an aide to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and worked on Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. But it was after the election of President Donald Trump that she began her own independent initiatives. In 2017, she co-founded The Broad Room, an activist training ground for young progressive women interested in becoming politically involved, along with her friend and business partner Elana Leopold. That naturally blossomed into Seneca Strategies, the political consulting firm that Klein and Leopold launched. Congressional candidate Liuba Grechen Shirley and state Senate candidate Jessica Ramos were two of their first clients. “Working with these women inspired me to continue this work because what they’re doing is so incredible and so courageous,” Klein says. Klein also wants to help more young women enter the political communications field. She credits consultant Rebecca Katz with showing her the ropes. “She taught me so much of this,” Klein says. “I would love to be able to do that for other young women.”

“Working with these women running for office inspired me. What they’re doing is so courageous.”


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BEN KLEINBAUM SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT CAPALINO+COMPANY 0 9/ 1 6/ 1 9 8 7 @BKLEINBAUM

BARD COLLEGE In 2009, Ben Kleinbaum was bored at a college party where he didn’t know anybody, so he picked up a nearby book about Robert Moses and started reading. He soon realized how much local policy matters. Kleinbaum, a third-generation New Yorker who grew up on the Upper East Side, says he used to think primarily about national issues. But after reading about Moses, he decided to reorient himself toward New York City policy and politics. After college, Kleinbaum worked on political campaigns for a while. “Campaigns are fun,” he says, “but it’s a terrible lifestyle.” He grew more interested in the policy matters, and went on to get a master’s degree in urban policy from The New School. He had a connection at Capalino+Company that led to a part-time job. Initially, he didn’t know much about lobbying or the New York City Council, and he credits James Capalino with showing him the ropes. Now he’s a senior vice president at the firm and co-leads the legislative and political affairs practice group. He works with various organizations, including nonprofits seeking city funding, private companies, trade associations invested in a public policy matter and real estate developers who need guidance on land use. “My favorite part of the job is working with such a wide range of groups and a wide range of neighborhoods,” Kleinbaum says. “I really get to learn about how the city works and hear about interesting ways to keep improving the city.”

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ILONA KRAMER VICE PRESIDENT, NONPROFITS KASIRER 1 0/ 1 9/ 1 9 8 6 WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY Slow and steady can win a successful lobbying campaign, according to Ilona Kramer, vice president for nonprofits at Kasirer, but she still likes to move at the same brisk pace she learned as a 400-meter sprinter in high school. Like a runner, she has an awareness of just when to exert maximum effort in order to reach the finish line. Conveying urgency at the right time is likewise key to how she helps clients move through the cumbersome processes of local government bureaucracies. This approach has helped nonprofits get ahead in a variety of ways, whether it involves securing community board support for a needle exchange program or winning city funding for community-based organizations. In any case, she says “translating and navigating bureaucracy” is how she gets her 30 clients to where they need to be. Her current role came after 10 years of experience in local government, including a tenure as chief of staff to then-New York City Councilman Daniel Garodnick, who gave her a start in politics as an intern. So how did she end up at Kasirer rather than in public service or as a lobbyist at a nonprofit? At the end of the day, the Wesleyan University graduate says “the work is basically the same” at her current position, except that she can spread her knowledge of New York City bureaucracy even further. No matter what she’s doing, she’s always looking to help people pick up the pace of social change.

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MAX ROSE CANDIDATE FOR NEW YORK’S 11TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 11/2 6/ 1 9 8 6 @MA XROSE4NY

WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY; LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS The average age of a member of the House of Representatives is 57. Max Rose, the Democratic congressional nominee for New York’s 11th District, is turning 32 soon. “I remember back to enlisting and a plain desire not to be on the sidelines,” Rose says. “That’s why I’m running today. That’s why I want to continue to serve. Because I know we can do better.” An Army veteran who served in Afghanistan, Rose remains a member of the National Guard. Rose worked for the late Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson and as chief of staff for Brightpoint Health, a nonprofit network of outpatient clinics for the poor and homeless. He attributes his decision to run for Congress to “the failure of politicians.” He says, “There’s no silver bullet here. It’s been a generation of failure to address things like an affordability crisis, gun violence, skyrocketing health care costs, educations costs, commuting time, the opioid epidemic and eventually it’s just too much and enough is enough.” Rose recalls that bipartisan congressional action saved his life in Afghanistan. Congress allocated funding to outfitting Rose’s vehicle with extra armor. “That’s something that we should be able to do and it applies to much bigger things than just armor underneath a vehicle,” Rose says. “We should be able to do that for an interstate highway act or attack public health crises. It’s no longer cute, Congress’ ability to not get something done. … It’s a national security threat.”

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RAFAEL SALAMANCA JR. NEW YORK CITY COUNCILMAN 0 7/0 2 / 1 9 8 0 @SAL AMANCA JR80

MONROE COLLEGE Rafael Salamanca Jr. was a 25-year-old working for a nonprofit in his native South Bronx when he stumbled into politics. He was told to attend a community board meeting and get a letter of support for his employer’s plan to redevelop a lot that was owned by New York City. But he was so taken by the process, “the first level of government,” as he calls it, that he applied to join the community board right away. A decade later and Salamanca was becoming elected as a city councilman in February 2016. A couple years after, he earned one of the council’s most sought-after positions: Land Use Committee chairman. Now he gets to oversee the very process that got him into politics in the first place, reviewing major developments all across the five boroughs. But the former district manager for Bronx Community Board 2 remembers where he came from. “I’m very community-oriented,” he says. “If a nonprofit or a developer wants to build and they call my office, the first conversation that we have is, ‘You need to go speak to the local community board.’” Salamanca has a real passion for building, beaming with pride as he talks about new developments in his South Bronx district, such as La Central, with almost 1,000 units of affordable housing, or Spofford, where a former juvenile jail is being converted to housing, parks and industrial space. “We converted a former jail into a gem for the community,” he says.

“If a developer wants to build, the first conversation we have is, ‘Go speak to the community.’”

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JAKE SCHONFELD HEAD OF DIGITAL SKDKNICKERBOCKER 11/0 6/ 1 9 8 0 @JAKESCHONFELD

MCGILL UNIVERSITY For Jake Schonfeld, the name of the game has been adaptability. Today, Fortune 500 companies, labor unions, political committees and everything in between personally seek him out for his creativity, strategic counsel and ability to effectively apply business solutions. But in molding his professional niche, Schonfeld has spent a lot of time jumping between countries, and that meant repeatedly “building a network of professionals who know and trust you. Every time one moves, (one) effectively starts from scratch,” he says. After studying political science and history in Canada, Schonfeld went to Paris for a year to learn French, London for his first master’s degree, and then back to Canada where he served as a policy and communications adviser to the now-mayor of Toronto, John Tory. Then it was to France again to earn his MBA before coming to New York City. Fortunately, building networks of people is his forte, and it has served him well, even as he transitioned into his first public sector role as the chief of staff to the head of communications of AOL, and then veered slightly to branding, which he quickly realized he loved. When SKDKnickerbocker came along, it was an easy decision. “It seemed like a coming together of everything that I have done,” he says. “I feel extremely lucky in that sense.” Although those who have worked with Schonfeld would argue that luck had little to do with it.

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IAN STRAUGHTER BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR NEW YORK CITY MAYOR’S OFFICE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES 11/2 3/ 1 9 8 6 SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY Ian Straughter wants you to hit rock bottom. When he was fired from his first director position at a nonprofit after six weeks, he couldn’t make sense of it. But unexpected unemployment led him to a job at another nonprofit where he first met his current boss at the New York City Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities – the agency where he has been the business development director for a year now. “I think everyone needs to have a rock-bottom moment,” Straughter says. “So when they encounter adversity or an obstacle, they can look it right in the face and say, ‘No worries, I’ve got this.’” That’s the mindset Straughter has used to tackle widespread unemployment among New Yorkers with disabilities. At the office’s NYC: ATWORK initiative, Straughter works with companies to develop customized recruiting strategies for hiring people with disabilities of all kinds – physical as well as mental and developmental disabilities, which Straughter says often can go overlooked in inclusionary hiring practices. Eighty percent of New Yorkers with disabilities are unemployed. “We’re working to bring that number down to as close to zero as possible,” he says. Straughter was raised in Hackensack, New Jersey, by a single mother who worked anywhere from two to four jobs at a time. “I do pride myself on hard work, and really believing in what it is that you’re doing,” he says, attributing his work ethic to his mother. “I think that’s an important aspect in finding your success.”

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DEIDRE SULLY DIRECTOR, PUBLIC HEALTH SOLUTIONS NYC SMOKE-FREE 0 3/ 15/ 1 9 8 1 @DEIDRESULLY

UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON Deidre Sully once considered specializing in obstetrics and gynecology, but decided it wouldn’t help as many people as she wanted. So she went into public health, an interest for her ever since her grandfather’s smoking turned her off to cigarettes as a child. She studied public health as a master’s student at Boston University. Nowadays, she leads a nonprofit campaign to eradicate smoking in New York City, and in her free time, she helps a nonprofit promote menstrual hygiene in homeless shelters. “I’m at a point in my career when everything I do is centered around public health and building awareness around that,” she says. Despite spending more than a decade in public health, one segment of the population often makes her reconsider her approach – teenagers. “I have to be mindful with them about talking about the now,” says Sully, when it comes to warning about the dangers of tobacco. Sully has to engage young people with an open mind. “They can teach you a lot about yourself.” She also has to keep up with the tobacco companies that seek to stay one step ahead of regulators and public health advocates. Are electronic cigarettes a harm reduction tool or just another deadly project? No one quite knows for sure, but when the research comes out, Sully will likely be among the first to know because the latest happenings in public health are never far from her mind. “I am a nerd,” she says. “I try not to be.”

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ELI SZENESSTRAUSS DIRECTOR OF POLITICAL AFFAIRS PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF NEW YORK CITY 0 7/ 15/ 1 9 8 4 @ELISZENES

OBERLIN COLLEGE Eli Szenes-Strauss has been politically woke ever since he learned what a Sandinista was as a 4-year-old listening to the grown-ups talk at synagogue. His exposure to leftist politics continued during his studies at the left of left Oberlin College in Ohio. Later, he turned to education through the New York City Teaching Fellows program. But politics had a way of pulling him back to the atmosphere of his childhood. After a multiyear tenure in office of state Sen. Brad Hoylman, a Manhattan Democrat, Szenes-Strauss was ready to put into action the grassroots energy that he felt running through him. Now he is the director of political affairs at Planned Parenthood of New York City at a time when abortion and reproductive rights have sparked a major political debate across the country. The organization is one of the leading advocacy groups in the city, with a presence expected at any protest having to do with sexual and reproductive rights. “Part of my job is making sure ... that we have folks there,” he says. Besides mobilizing grassroots activists, Szenes-Strauss also oversees the political endorsement process for city candidates, which in his first campaign season in the job included throwing the advocacy group’s support behind successful challengers to former members of the state Senate Independent Democratic Conference. On any given day, his focus could be on direct action, fundraising or anything else having to do with showing that Planned Parenthood is a force to be reckoned with.

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SUNNY VELEZ SENIOR POLICY ANALYST REAL ESTATE BOARD OF NEW YORK 0 2 /0 4/ 1 9 9 1 WILLIAMS COLLEGE Sunny Velez has spent the past two years getting in the weeds. As a senior policy analyst at the Real Estate Board of New York, Velez acts as a policy interpreter, liaison and advocate for the board’s members, which include owners, managers and developers of real estate properties. To keep up with the many policies that affect the real estate community – from New York City Council bills on carbon monoxide detectors to legislation on lead levels – Velez must quickly become familiar with complicated codes and regulations. She says she is constantly exploring how to make important policies more workable: “How do we take into consideration the really important public safety aspects but respond in a way that is actually going to further the health goals of the city?” Growing up on Long Island, Velez looked up to her single father, a carpenter, for career inspiration. While their work doesn’t often intersect, Velez counts on her father for practical advice. Practicality is something Velez highly values. “I think we all just want to make the world a better place, quote-unquote,” she says. “As someone who’s getting out of college, you’re very motivated and you have a very specific vision. But that has to be met with the practical reality of economics and how policy actually works on the ground. You can’t just legislate anything; you need to have a practical understanding of the impacts of what you’re proposing and whether or not it’s going to work.”

“I think we all just want to make the world a better place.”

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MATTHEW S. WASHINGTON DEPUTY MANHATTAN BOROUGH PRESIDENT 1 2 /0 6/ 1 9 8 2 @MAT THEWSTEPHENW

ALFRED UNIVERSITY Matthew S. Washington certainly knows his way around Manhattan. He was born and raised in East Harlem, attended high school in Hell’s Kitchen and served six years as chairman of Manhattan Community Board 11 – where he got to know then-New York City Councilwoman Gale Brewer, who would later take him on as one of her deputies in the borough president’s office. His work includes everything from budget allocations and economic development to ribbon-cuttings to task force meetings on pressing local issues like borough-based jails. But that doesn’t mean his heart has always been in New York City politics. He has also worked for nonprofits and for the real estate company The Durst Organization. His current job was just one way to round out a set of skills learned through a wide range of experiences. “Being a lifelong New Yorker, I felt like I should do a spin in government at some time,” he says. The only time he left the city was during his college years at Alfred University, an upstate institution located in a one-stoplight town. He wanted to do the small-town thing, and his experience there has already led him to becoming the youngest member of the school’s board of trustees. It’s just one of many roles that he’s had in the public and private sectors. But like all of the others he’s had, they always seem to lead to something else for Washington. “I’ve seen so many of these things connected,” he says.

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DANIEL WHITE SENIOR EXECUTIVE GETO & DE MILLY 0 6/0 4/ 1 9 8 2 FORDHAM UNIVERSITY Civics is in Daniel White’s blood. His parents first met when his mother, then a local news reporter, was covering a public demonstration spearheaded by his father, a community organizer. Since his childhood in Nashville, Tennessee, White knew that he would follow in his parents’ footsteps in some way. Today, White is a senior executive at the public policy and communications firm Geto & de Milly, where his work ranges from providing policy and community relations counsel to real estate developers, to representing the John McEnroe Tennis Academy on Randall’s Island, which caters to youth from East Harlem and the South Bronx. As a self-proclaimed “massive soccer fan,” White is especially excited about representing the city’s first Major League Soccer team, the New York City Football Club. He also advocates for nonprofits addressing issues like health care, arts education and criminal justice. In addition to the work he has done for New York companies and agencies, White is proud of the people he gets to work with – everyone from community board leaders to heads of academic institutions. “Our work, what’s really great about it, is it puts us in front of so many fascinating people who are really deeply committed to ensuring a great future for the city,” he says. “It means a lot to me to have close, trusted working relationships with civic leaders and to be in a position to move New York City forward, keep it competitive and make it more equitable.”

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EMILY WILLIAMS VICE PRESIDENT GLOBAL STRATEGY GROUP 0 5/2 4/ 1 9 8 3 @EMILY_WILLIAMS

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY Having grown up in a political household, Emily Williams’ career path felt inevitable. “Even going and voting is something that takes me right back,” she says. “I used to go vote with my parents in those old voting booths where you pulled the lever and it was like a crank machine. And I mean I loved it.” It was something she knew, but didn’t necessarily want – at least not in the same way. Williams found her calling after a temporary job at a direct mail firm in Washington, D.C., where she worked after college. It was one of the first to pivot to internet advertising, fearing the death of direct mail, and Williams was asked to stay on to see the initiative through. At the start of the 2008 elections, she was one of the very few people with that expertise. From there, it was an upward trajectory. Today, Williams works with a mix of campaigns, advocacy groups and initiatives that “motivate people to take action.” She likes having the “depth and breadth” of clients that she works with, and prefers to do it here, in the city she loves. “I think that we forget that when we think about national organizations or national politics, it becomes kind of faceless. And I think that’s something that I really like about working in politics in New York,” Williams says. “You’re still sort of closer to the community in a way that I really appreciate.”

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MALIK WRIGHT DIRECTOR OF LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS FOR NEW YORK CITY COUNCILMAN JUMAANE WILLIAMS; PRESIDENT, MANHATTAN YOUNG DEMOCRATS 11/2 6/ 1 9 8 6 @MALIKFORNEW YORK

COLGATE UNIVERSITY Barack Obama’s presidency had Malik Wright feeling complacent. He had been involved in politics and working in government since he graduated from college, inspired by his grandmother, an active 1199SEIU member. But in the latter years of Obama’s presidency, he had lost interest. Then Donald Trump won, and Wright’s mindset changed. He had to get involved in public service and resist the new administration. So Wright jumped back into politics with both feet. He had to challenge his own notions that playing politics meant Ivy League lawyers horse-trading and triangulating. After Trump won, it was important that people like him – “loud voices, big voices” – got involved. He brought that message to the Manhattan Young Democrats, where he was elected president in September 2017. Wright sees the rash of young candidates getting elected as confirmation that other New Yorkers share his vision. He thinks Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s primary victory was an important moment for young politicos. “When you’re told that you can’t do it, it’s not true,” he says. “You absolutely can do it.” Earlier this year, he joined New York City Councilman Jumaane Williams’ team. And he got along well with the proud radical. “This was probably the one council member who I would be a perfect fit for, because the other ones would probably be like, ‘Get out of here,’” he says laughing. “He was the one person who would get it.”

“When you’re told that you can’t do it, it’s not true. You absolutely can do it.”

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legalnotices@cityandstateny.com Notice of formation of limited liability company (LLC). Name: MARCATO SOLUTIONS LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 8/1/2018. NY office location: Kings County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The post office address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her is Marcato Solutions LLC, 204 West 140th St Apt 3D, New York City, NY, 10030. Purpose/character of LLC: Any Lawful Purpose. EVERYDAY AI, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY 6/29/2018. Office loc: Kings County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 257 Gold St, 7C, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Notice of Formation of MAIN STREET FILMS 2 LLC, name amended to: TV Nation LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/22/17. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1700 Broadway, 17th Fl., NY, NY 10019. Purpose: any lawful activities. Notice of Formation of DPM NYC LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 6/14/18. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 223 W. 138th St, Ground Fl., NY, NY 10030. Purpose: any lawful activity.

Notice of Formation of BROADWAY THE GOLDEN AGE AND BEYOND LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/25/18. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: the Company, c/o Jamie deRoy, 180 West 58 St., Ste. 10D, NY, NY 10019. Purpose: any lawful activities. NOTICE OF QUAL. of Meushar 34th Street Developer LLC Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 6/6/18. Off. Loc: NY Co. LLC org. in DE 6/5/18. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom proc. against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to NRAI, 111 Eighth Ave, NY, NY 10011, the Reg. Agt upon whom proc. may be served. DE off. Addr.: 160 Greentree Dr., Ste 101, Dover, DE 19904. Cert of Form. on file: SSDE, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Qualification of GG TWA, LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/22/18. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 03/02/18. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: GG TWA, LLC, c/o After Midnight Company, LLC, 145 East 57th St., 12th Fl., NY, NY 10022. Address to be maintained in DE: National Registered Agents, Inc., 160 Greentree Dr., Ste. 101, Dover, DE 19904. Arts of Org. filed with the Secy. of State of DE, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities.

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HUMBLE HOUSING LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 06/25/2018. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Paulson Eliancy, 65 Seminole Street, Selden, NY 11784. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.

Notice of Formation of 7208 Management LLC. Arts of Org filed with SSNY o n 8/16/2018. Office: NY County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to 8016 Narrows Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11209. Purpose: any lawful act or activity.

Notice of Qual. of ASSETS CAPITAL PARTNERS LLC, Authority filed with the SSNY on 09/11/2018. Office loc: NY County. LLC formed in DE on 06/29/2018. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: C/O Patrick De Lisi 1460 Broadway - Office 16-045, NY, NY 10036. Address required to be maintained in DE: Registered Agents Inc., 8 the Green, Ste. R, Dover, DE 19901. 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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Notice of Qualification of 192 Lexington Avenue LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/6/18. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 8/1/18. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 8 W. 40th St, Fl. 3, NY, NY 10018. DE address of LLC: 1013 Centre Rd, Ste 403-B, Wilmington, DE 19805. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity.

LEGALNOTICES@ CITYANDSTATENY.COM Notice of Qualification of Bloomfield Capital Holdings, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/17/18. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Michigan (MI) on 11/16/11. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 25 Robert Pitt Dr., Ste 204, Monsey, NY 10952. address of LLC: 280 N. Old Woodward, Ste 104, Birmingham, MI 48009. Cert. of Formation filed with MI Secy of State, Ottowa Bldg, 611 W. Ottowa, POB 30004, Lansing, MI 48909. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of WF Industrial II LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 9/13/18. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 80 8th Ave., Ste. 1602, NY, NY 10011. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: Cogency Global Inc., 10 E. 40th St., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10016. Purpose: any lawful activity.

Notice of formation of Limited Partnership (“L.P”). Name: BG Betances L.P. Certificate of Limited Partnership filed with the Secretary of State of the State of New York (“SSNY”) on September 13, 2018. N.Y. office location: New York County. The SSNY has been designated as agent of the L.P. upon whom process against it may be served. The SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to BG Betances L.P., c/o Breaking Ground II Housing Development Fund Corporation, 505 Eighth Avenue, 5th Floor, New York, New York 10018. The latest date upon which the L.P. shall dissolve is December 31, 2128 unless sooner dissolved by mutual consent of the partners or by operation of the law. Name/ address of each general partner available from SSNY. Purpose: any lawful activity.

Notice of formation of 141 DARTMOUTH LOOP LLC. Arts of Org. filed with the Secretary of State of New York SSNY on 9/14/2018. Office location: Richmond. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 141 DARTMOUTH LOOP, STATEN ISLAND, NY 10306. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of formation of 82 DARTMOUTH LOOP LLC. Arts of Org. filed with the Secretary of State of New York SSNY on 9/13/2018. Office location: Richmond. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 82 DARTMOUTH LOOP, STATEN ISLAND, NY 10306. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Qualification of 101 WEST END REIT, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/14/18. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 5/22/18. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 729 7th Ave, Fl. 15, NY, NY 10019. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity.

LEGAL NOTICE Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company (“LLC”). Name: BG Betances Housing LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of the State of New York (“SSNY”) on September 12, 2018. N.Y. office location: New York County. The SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to BG Betances Housing LLC, c/o Breaking Ground II Housing Development Fund Corporation, 505 Eighth Avenue, 5th Floor, New York, New York 10018.

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Notice of Formation of MELCAP ADVISORS LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/24/18. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 11 Riverside Dr., Apt 16JE, NY, NY 10023. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Qualification of The TWA Hotel Collection LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 9/13/18. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in DE on 9/7/18. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: Cogency Global Inc., 10 E. 40th St., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10016. DE address of LLC: 850 New Burton Rd., Ste. 201, Dover, DE 19904. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. LAWRENCE LEGAL ASSISTANCE GROUP, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY 02/15/2018. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 435 East 118th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10035. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose M31 ENTERTAINMENT, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY 1/05/2018. Office loc: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: US Corp Agents, INC. 7014 13th Ave, Ste 202 Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

NOTICE is hereby given that Soleil Consults (US) LLC’s Articles of Organization were filed with the NYS Dept. of State on 09/06/18 to provide Business Support Services. The business is located in Mount Vernon, Westchester County, NY. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. Notice of Formation of L & Co Acquisitions LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/10/18. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 105 Mulberry St, Ste 202, NY, NY 10013. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Qual. of WAYPOINT PARTNERS LLC FICT NAME: WAYPOINT PARTNERS (US) LLC, Authority filed with the SSNY on 09/17/2018. Office loc: NY County. LLC formed in DE on 09/06/2018. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, C/O Raich Ende Malter & Co., LLP, 1375 Broadway, 6th FL, NY, NY 10018. 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. Notice of Formation of SEABRING HOTEL INVESTORS LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/17/18. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Kit A. McQuiston, PO Box 20366, Greeley Sq. Station, 4 E. 27th St., NY, NY 10001, regd. agent upon whom and at which process may be served. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Ocal Services, LLC Art. Of Org. Filed Sec. of State of NY 5/30/18. Off. Loc.: Richmond Co. Legal Zoom designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY to mail copy of process to The LLC, 145 Laredo Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10312. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity. Notice of Formation of Brafin Technical Consulting LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/3/18. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 7 Times Sq., Ste 2900, NY, NY 10036. Purpose: any lawful activity.


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October 22, 2018 SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK – COUNTY OF RICHMOND INDEX # 135896/2016 SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS AND NOTICE Plaintiff designates Richmond County as the place of trial. Venue is based upon the County in which the mortgage premise is situated. DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR SECURITIZED ASSET BACKED RECEIVABLES LLC TRUST 2007-NC1, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-NC1, Plaintiff, against VICTORY ADONIYA LEDGERWOOD A/K/A GAIL LEDGERWOOD, any possible unknown heirs at law of VICOTRY ADONIYA LEDERWOOD F/K/A GAIL LEDGERWOOD, if living, and if any be dead, their respective heirs-at-law, next of kin, distributes, executors, administrators, trustees, devisees, legatees, assignees, lienors, creditors and successors in interest, and generally all persons having or claiming under, by or through said defendants who may be deceased, by purchase, inheritance, lien or otherwise, any right, title or interest in and to the premises described in the complaint herein; JIM L WILLIAMS III, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR NEW CENTURY MORTGAGE CORPORATION, NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE, “JOHN DOE #1” through “JOHN DOE #12,” the last twelve names being fictitious and unknown to plaintiff, the persons or parties intended being the tenants, occupants, persons or corporations, if any, having or claiming an interest in or lien upon the premises, described in the complaint, Defendant(s). TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME IF YOU DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEYS FOR THE MORTGAGE COMPANY WHO FILED THIS FORECLOSURE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT, A DEFAULT JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED AND YOU CAN LOSE YOUR HOME. SPEAK TO AN ATTORNEY OR GO TO THE COURT WHERE YOU CASE IS PENDING FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON HOW TO ANSWER THE SUMMONS AND PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY. SENDING A PAYMENT TO YOUR MORTGAGE COMPANY WILL NOT STOP THIS FORECLOSURE ACTION. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the complaint is not served with this summons, to serve a notice of appearance on the Plaintiff’s attorney within 20 days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within 30 days after the service is complete if this summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York); The United States of America, if designated as a Defendant in this action, may appear within (60) days of service thereof and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the complaint. NOTICE OF NATURE OF ACTION AND RELIEF SOUGHT: THE OBJECT of the above captioned action is to foreclose on a mortgage dated September 14, 2006, executed by VICTORY ADONIYA LEDGERWOOD F/K/A GAIL LEDGERWOOD AND JIM L WILLIAMS III to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR NEW CENTURY MORTGAGE CORPORATION, ITS SUCCESSORS AND/OR ASSIGNS to secure the sum of $293,600.00 and recorded in Official Records Document 155779, in the Office of the CLERK of the County of RICHMOND on October 11, 2006, which mortgage was thereafter modified. Said mortgage was assigned to DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR SECURITIZED ASSET BACKED RECEIVABLES LLC TRUST 2007-NC1, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-NC1, by an assignment of mortgage executed on July 25, 2014, covering premises known as 39 Osgood Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10304 (Block 564, Lot 10). The relief sought in the within action is a final judgment directing the sale of the premises described above to satisfy the debt described above. To the above named Defendants: The foregoing summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an order of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, and filed along with the supporting papers in the office of the Clerk of the County of Richmond. This is an action to foreclose on a mortgage. ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the County of Richmond, Borough of Staten Island, City and State of New York, Block 564, Lot 10, said premises known as 39 Osgood Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10304. YOU ARE HEREBY PUT ON NOTICE THAT WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. There is now due and owing from the Borrower to the Plaintiff, the principal sum of $293,241.41 plus interest thereon from March 1, 2013, in addition to those accumulated late charges and those recoverable monies advanced by the Plaintiff and/ or Plaintiff’s predecessor-in-interest on behalf of VICTORY ADONIYA LEDGERWOOD F/K/A GAIL LEDGERWOOD AND JIM L WILLIAMS III together with all costs, including but not limited to, attorneys’ fees, disbursements, and further allowances provided pursuant to the underlying loan documents and applicable law in bringing any action to protect the Mortgagee’s interest in the Subject Property. UNLESS YOU DISPUTE THE VALIDITY OF THE DEBT, OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER YOUR RECEIPT HEREOF THAT THE DEBT, OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, IS DISPUTED, THE DEBTOR JUDGMENT AGAINST YOU AND A COPY OF SUCH VERIFICATION OR JUDGMENT WILL BE MAILED TO YOU BY THE HEREIN DEBT COLLECTOR. IF APPLICABLE, UPON YOUR WRITTEN REQUEST, WITHIN SAID THIRTY (30) DAY PERIOD, THE HEREIN DEBT COLLECTOR WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH THE NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR. IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED A DISCHARGE FROM THE UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT, YOU ARE NOT PERSONALLY LIABLE FOR THE UNDERLYING INDEBTEDNESS OWED TO PLAINTIFF/CREDITOR AND THIS NOTICE/DISCLOSURE IS FOR COMPLIANCE AND INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. HELP FOR HOMEOWNERS IN FORECLOSURE New York State requires that we send you this notice about the foreclosure process. Please read it carefully. SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT You are in danger of losing your home. If you fail to respond to the summons and complaint in this foreclosure action, you may lose your home. Please read the summons and complaint carefully. You should immediately contact an attorney or your local legal aid office to obtain advice on how to protect yourself. SOURCES OF INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE The State encourages you to become informed about your options in foreclosure. In addition to seeking assistance from an attorney or legal aid, there are government agencies, and non-profit organizations that you may contact for information about possible options, including trying to work with your lender during this process. To locate an entity near you, you may call the toll-free helpline maintained by New York State Department of Financial Services’ at 1-800-269-0990 or visit the Department’s website at http://www.dfs.ny.gov FORECLOSURE RESCUE SCAMS Be careful of people who approach you with offers to “save” your home. There are individuals who watch for notices of foreclosure actions in order to unfairly profit from a homeowner’s distress. You should be extremely careful about any such promises and any suggestions that you pay them a fee or sign over your deed. State law requires anyone offering such services for profit to enter into a contract which fully describes the services they will perform and fees they will charge, and which prohibits them from taking any money from you until they have completed all such promised services. Section 1303 NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving the copy of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you may lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to your mortgage company will not stop this foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING AN ANSWER WITH THE COURT. 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The American Gold Cup, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY 09/24/2018. Office loc: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC, Attn: Adam Brodsky, 3 W 57th Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10019. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.

Notice of Formation of Telem Consulting Concepts LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/3/18. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 7 Times Sq., Ste 2900, NY, NY 10036. Purpose: any lawful activity.

TT 4U 52, LLC, filed with SSNY 06/27/2018. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: United States Corp Agents 7014 13th Ave suite 202 Brookyn, NY 11228 Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.

JENNINGS CONSULTING, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY 05/02/2018. Office loc: Westchester Cty. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, Attn: T Jennings, 225 N Broadway #1S, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.

Notice of Qualification of STAGE 3 NYC 335 E 27TH LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/14/18. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 11/30/15. Princ. office of LLC: 450 Park Ave. South, 5th Fl., NY, NY 10016. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. DE addr. of LLC: 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Real estate management. THE ANNUAL RETURN of Jacques & Natasha Gelman Foundation for the fiscal year ended November 30, 2017 is available at its principal office located at 260 Madison Avenue, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10016 for inspection during regular business hours by any citizen who requests it within 180 days hereof. Principal Manager of the Foundation is Janet C. Neschis.

WESTCHESTER MAID SERVICES, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY 07/25/2018. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to LLC: 20 Water Grant St, 204, Yonkers, NY 10701. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Notice of Qualification of BoldStart Ventures Management LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 9/19/18. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in DE on 11/19/12. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: BoldStart Ventures, 1250 Broadway, 34th Fl., NY, NY 10001, principal business address. DE address of LLC: c/o Cogency Global Inc., 850 New Burton Rd., Ste. 201, Dover, DE 19904. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity.

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Notice of Formation of Ellen Broen Coaching, LLC filed with SSNY on June 20, 2018. Office: NY County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: Ellen Broen, 75 McKinley Ave, B2-8, White Plains, NY 10606. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. 183-185 SCHAEFER STREET LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 09/25/2018. 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, 777 Third Ave, 27th Fl, NY, NY 10017. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Notice of Formation of KE Villa Trace Owner, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 6/11/18. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1270 Broadway, Ste 709, NY, NY 10001. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Qualification of KMA Gems LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 9/20/18. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 31 W. 27th St., 11th Fl., NY, NY 10001. LLC formed in DE on 5/3/18. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: Cogency Global Inc., 10 E. 40th St., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10016. DE addr. of LLC: 850 New Burton Rd., Ste. 201, Dover, DE 19904. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. RollingTides LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 10/01/18. Office: New York County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 400 East 67th Street, Unit 8A & 8B, New York, NY 10065. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of MASS18 Pty LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/26/18. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 377 5th Ave, Fl. 6, NY, NY 10016. Purpose: any lawful activity.

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Notice of Formation of PAR West LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/12/04. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 96 Greenwich St, Fl. 5, NY, NY 10006. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of AdvantageCare Physicians IPA, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 8/14/18. Office location: NY County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 55 Water St., 13th Fl., NY, NY 10041, principal business address. Purpose: as specifically set forth in the Arts. of Org. Notice of Formation of KE VILLA TRACE MEMBER LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/12/18. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1270 Broadway, Ste 709, NY, NY 10001. Purpose: any lawful activity.

LEGALNOTICES@ CITYANDSTATENY.COM NOTICE OF FORMATION of 249 Times Square LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/12/18. Off. Loc.: New York County. SSNY has been desig. as agent upon whom process against it may be served. The address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy to is: Kriss & Feuerstein, 360 Lexington Ave., Ste. 1200, New York, NY 10017. Purpose: Any lawful act . Notice of Formation of INSURI.COM LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/17/18. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 45 Great Jones St, NY, NY 10012. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave Ste 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: any lawful activity. Formation of ER 237 West 4th LLC filed with the Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/14/18. Office loc.: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The address SSNY shall mail process to Essex Equity – General Counsel, 7 Columbia Tpk., #201, Florham Park, NJ 07932. The LLC is to be managed by one or more managers. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

Notice of Qualification of KIP101 LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/18/18. Office location: Westchester County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 8/7/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 16192 Coastal Highway, Lewes, Delaware 19958. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State of the State of DE, Div. of Corps., 401 Federal St, Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity Fuku Hudson Yards, LLC filed Arts. of Org. with the SSNY on 8/9/18. Office: New York County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: Celia Zhang, 60 E. 11th St., 5th Fl., NY, NY 10003. Purpose: any lawful act. Notice of Formation of Howtal Axe LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State (SSNY) on August 8, 2018. Office location: - Kings County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of any process to: c/o US Corp Agents INC., 7014 13th Ave Suite 202 Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: any lawful act of activities. Notice of Formation of Victory One Preservation NY LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 9/27/18. Office location: NY County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement, Inc., 256 W. 153rd St., NY, NY 10039, principal business address. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Notice of Formation of UWS GI LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 9/12/18. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: Mount Sinai, c/o Bruce E. Sands, MD, MS, 1468 Madison Ave., Box 1069, NY, NY 10029-6574. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: Cogency Global Inc., 10 E. 40th St., NY, NY 10016. Purpose: any lawful activity. E M P O W E R M E N T ADVISORY, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 09/27/2018. 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, 1325 Avenue of the Americas Floor 28, NY, NY 10019. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.

October 22, 2018 Notice of Formation of Lofton LLC filed with SSNY on August 23, 2018. Office: Richmond County designated agent of LLC upon whom process it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 7014 13th ave Suite 202 Brooklyn, NY 11228: Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of XHAKLI FAMILY LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/04/18. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Philip J. Michaels, c/o Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, 1301 Ave. of the Americas, NY, NY 10019. Purpose: Any lawful activity. TAYLOR BALLANTYNE LLC filed with SSNY 05/24/2018. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, Attn: Taylor Ballantyne LLC, 232 East 26th Street #6, New York, NY 10010. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Hastings Sewing Studio LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY 09/28/2018. Office loc: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, United States Corporation Agents, Inc. 7014 13th avenue, suite 202 Brooklyn, NY 11228 Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Notice of Formation of 195197 FRANKLIN STREET LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/22/18. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 135 E. 57TH ST, Fl. 14, New York, NY 10022. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Qualification of BlockTower Capital Advisors LP. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/1/18. Office location: New York County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 8/18/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 65 High Ridge Rd, Ste 318, Stamford, CT 09605. DE address of LP: 1013 Centre Rd, Ste 403-B, Wilmington, DE 19805. List of names and addresses of all general partners available from SSNY. Cert. of Limited Partnership filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity.

Notice of Formation of CONTROLOGY, PLEASE ! LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York S e c y of State (SSNY) on 7/12/18. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 103 W. 105th St, Apt 3B, NY, NY 10025. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Qualification of Nuage Productions LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/5/18. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 6/27/18. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 20 W. 86th St, NY, NY 10024. DE address of LLC: 1013 Centre Rd, Ste 403-B, Wilmington, DE 19805. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of LG CHELSEA LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 2/16/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 202 Centre St, Fl. 6, NY, NY 10013. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of Herban Cura, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/27/18. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 124 Washington Pl., NY, NY 10014. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is Ana Ratner, 124 Washington Pl., NY, NY 10014. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of RELATED ROCKAWAY SOUTH, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/10/18. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: 60 Columbus Circle, NY, NY 10023. 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 lawful activity.

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Notice of Formation of ROCKAWAY SOUTH, L.P. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/10/18. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: 60 Columbus Circle, NY, NY 10023. Latest date on which the LLC may dissolve is 12/31/2117. 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 lawful activity. Notice of Formation of THIRD AVENUE 162, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/31/18. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 225 W. 35th St, NY, NY 10001. Purpose: any lawful activity.

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RIVER TOWNS MEDIA LLC NOTICE NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC). NAME: RIVER TOWNS MEDIA LLC, Articles of Organization were filed with SSNY ON 10/01/2018. The LLC Office is located in Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: RIVER TOWNS MEDIA LLC, 15 Deertree Lane, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510, Attn: Alain Begun. Purpose: any lawful business activity. PUBLIC NOTICE AT&T proposes to modify an existing facility (new tip heights 76’) on the building at 234 Thompson Street, New York, NY (20181767). Interested parties may contact Scott Horn (856-809-1202) (1012 Industrial Dr., West Berlin, NJ 08091) with comments regarding potential effects on historic properties. PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice of Formation of 958 MADISON LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/13/18. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1015 Madison Ave, Ste 501, NY, NY 10075. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of 4211 REALTY LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/6/18. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1353 Bay Ridge Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11219. Purpose: any lawful activity. PUBLIC NOTICE AT&T proposes to modify an existing facility (new tip heights 97’) on the building at 436-446 East 10th St, New York, NY (20181855). Interested parties may contact Scott Horn (856-809-1202) (1012 Industrial Dr., West Berlin, NJ 08091) with comments regarding potential effects on historic properties. LION LUXURY BUILDERS LLC, filed with SSNY on 09/05/2018. Office Loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as the agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, Attn: Astrit Hasanaj, 20 Annadale Street, Armonk, NY 10504. Purpose: Any lawful act

AT&T proposes to modify an existing facility (new tip heights 96’) on the building at 560 Broadway, New York, NY (20181768). Interested parties may contact Scott Horn (856-809-1202) (1012 Industrial Dr., West Berlin, NJ 08091) with comments regarding potential effects on historic properties. PUBLIC NOTICE AT&T proposes to collocate antennas (tip heights 71’) on the building at 49 Mott Street, New York, NY (20181765). Interested parties may contact Scott Horn (856-809-1202) (1012 Industrial Dr., West Berlin, NJ 08091) with comments regarding potential effects on historic properties. PUBLIC NOTICE AT&T proposes to collocate antennas (tip heights 76’) on the building at 157 Spring Street, New York, NY (20181769). Interested parties may contact Scott Horn (856-809-1202) (1012 Industrial Dr., West Berlin, NJ 08091) with comments regarding potential effects on historic properties. PUBLIC NOTICE AT&T proposes to modify an existing facility (new tip heights 63.5’) on the building at 74 University Pl, New York, NY (20181790). Interested parties may contact Scott Horn (856-809-1202) (1012 Industrial Dr., West Berlin, NJ 08091) with comments regarding potential effects on historic properties.


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October 22, 2018 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION of G. Miller Law, LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/7/2017. Office Location: NY County. LLC formed in DE on 3/21/2017. SSNY designated agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to: C/O CT Corporation System, 111 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY 10011. Principal business address: C/O Andrew Finkelstein, 39 Broadway, Suite 1910, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10006. DE address of LLC: C/O The Corporation Trust Company, 1209 Orange Street, Wilmington, DE 19801. Certificate of Formation filed with Secy. of State of DE located at: Townsend Building, 401 Federal Street, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Law practice. Notice of Qualification of 52 WEST 75 LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/10/18. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 08/13/18. Princ. office of LLC: Attn: Mr. Jon Birge, 305 W. 71st St., NY, NY 10023. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the princ. office of the LLC. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of 510 EAST 6TH STREET LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/09/18. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: c/o Blue Star Properties Inc., 31 E. 32nd St., 12th Fl., NY, NY 10016. 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: Any lawful activity. Public Notice Cellco Partnership and its controlled affiliates doing business as Verizon Wireless (Verizon Wireless) proposes to collocate wireless communications antennas at two locations. Antennas will be installed at a top height of 74 feet at the approx. vicinity of 240 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn, Kings County, NY 11249. Antennas will be installed at a top height of 120 feet at the approx. vicinity of 184-10 Jamaica Ave., Hollis, Queens County, NY 11423. Public comments regarding potential effects from these sites on historic properties may be submitted within 30 days from the date of this publication to: Trileaf Corp, Alison, a.cusack@ trileaf.com, 10845 Olive Blvd, Suite 260, St. Louis, MO 63141, 314-997-6111.

Notice of formation Champion Gaming, LLC filed with SSNY on October 15, 2018. Office: New York County. SSNYdesignated agentof LLC Upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: Ken Hershman 261 West 25th Street, APT 9C, New York, NY 10001. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. PUBLIC NOTICE AT&T proposes to modify an existing facility (new tip heights 169.5’) on the building at 239 Park Ave, New York, NY (20181793). Interested parties may contact Scott Horn (856-809-1202) (1012 Industrial Dr., West Berlin, NJ 08091) with comments regarding potential effects on historic properties. PUBLIC NOTICE AT&T proposes to modify an existing facility (new tip heights 132’) on the building at 450 W 15th St, New York, NY (20181851). Interested parties may contact Scott Horn (856-809-1202) (1012 Industrial Dr., West Berlin, NJ 08091) with comments regarding potential effects on historic properties. Notice of Formation of Who’s Brewing Company, LLC filed with SSNY on September 21, 2018. Office: NY County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: Attn: Dexter Jules, 14 Overhill Road, Elmsford NY 10523. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Patient Advocates of NY, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY 10/5/2018. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, Attn: 1925 7th Ave Apt 1B, NYC, NY 10026. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Pablo Numbela, LLC,Arts. of Org. Filed with SSNY 7/3/2018. Office loc: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, Attn: Pablo Numbela, 561 Ridgeway, White Plains NY, 10605 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A LICENSE, SERIAL # 1313937 FOR WINE & BEER HAS BEEN APPLIED FOR BY THE UNDERSIGNED TO SELL WINE & BEER AT RETAIL UNDER THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LAW AT 1342 ST NICHOLAS AVE NEW YORK, NY 10033. NEW YORK COUNTY, FOR ONPREMISE CONSUMPTION. EMS GOURMET CORP.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A LICENSE, SERIAL # 1313987 FOR WINE & BEER HAS BEEN APPLIED FOR BY THE UNDERSIGNED TO SELL WINE & BEER AT RETAIL UNDER THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LAW AT 171 SULLIVAN ST NY, NY 10012. NEW YORK COUNTY, FOR ONPREMISE CONSUMPTION.

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AT&T proposes to collocate antennas (tip heights 76’) on the building at 56 Henry St, New York, NY (20181852). Interested parties may contact Scott Horn (856-809-1202) (1012 Industrial Dr., West Berlin, NJ 08091) with comments regarding potential effects on historic properties.

Notice of Auction Sale is herein given that Access Self Storage of Long Island City located at 2900 Review Avenue, Long Island City, N.Y. 11101 will take place on WWW. STORAGETREASURES.COM Sale by competitive bidding starting on November 02, 2018 and end on November 16, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. to satisfy unpaid rent and charges on the following accounts:

AT&T proposes to collocate antennas (tip heights 146’ and 172’) on the building at 10 Sheridan Square, New York, NY (20181766). Interested parties may contact Scott Horn (856-809-1202) (1012 Industrial Dr., West Berlin, NJ 08091) with comments regarding potential effects on historic properties.

JEMIKOS GFF INC. Notice of Auction Notice of Auction Sale is herein given that Citiwide Self Storage located at 45-55 Pearson Street, Long Island City, N.Y. 11101 will take place on WWW. STORAGETREASURES. COM Sale by competitive bidding starting on November 2, 2018 and end on November 16, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. to satisfy unpaid rent and charges on the following accounts: Contents of rooms generally contain misc. #10R03Stephen Javaras; contains bins with items and few pieces of Art work; #3P15 - Audrey Lumer - 40 large boxes, 1 tv, 4 office chairs, 1 small round table, 1 wooden dresser, 1 wooden shelving unit; #4L05 – Paul Galando –miscellaneous items; #5B02 – Minoru Takeuti - 25 small to large boxes, 1 small leather chair, 2 mattresses , plastic bags of clothing, 4 chairs, 1 standing mirror, other miscellaneous items; #5J09 – Jeff Perrington - 1 large suitcase, 2 large back pack, 2 large plastic bags

LEGALNOTICES@ CITYANDSTATENY.COM PUBLIC NOTICE AT&T proposes to modify an existing facility (new tip heights 131.3’) on the building at 2 E Broadway, New York, NY (20181854). Interested parties may contact Scott Horn (856-809-1202) (1012 Industrial Dr., West Berlin, NJ 08091) with comments regarding potential effects on historic properties. Notice of Formation of TG Real Estate New York, LLC filed with SSNY on August 24, 2018. Office: NY County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 368 Eastern Pky, 2C, Brooklyn, NY 11225. Purpose: any lawful act or activity.

Contents of rooms generally contain misc. Household goods and other effects. #221-Armando Rodriguez, #224-Marilyn Andino Montalvo, #2114MAX CORSILLO, LLC, #3715Jamaal Parham #532Daphne Cheng. The contents of each unit will be sold as a lot and all items must be removed from the premises within 72 hours. Owners may redeem their goods by paying all rent and charges due at any time before the sale.

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The contents of each unit will be sold as a lot and all items must be removed from the premises 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. PUBLIC NOTICE AT&T proposes to collocate antennas (tip heights 141’) on the building at 40 E. 9th St, New York, NY (20181849). Interested parties may contact Scott Horn (856-809-1202) (1012 Industrial Dr., West Berlin, NJ 08091) with comments regarding potential effects on historic properties. Notice is hereby given that a license, number 1312389 for a “Restaurant Wine License” has been applied for by the undersigned to serve Beer / Wine at retail in the restaurant under the Alcohol Beverage Control Law at Purple Sushi Inc d/b/a Matsu Sushi., located at 483 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 10024 for on premises consumption:

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Who was up and who was down last week

LOSERS

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AYIRINI FONSECA-SABUNE New York City’s newly minted chief democracy officer gave some voters quite the Halloween season scare last week, telling 30,000 or so active voters that they might be inactive and unable to vote on Election Day. City Hall defended the mailer, saying it never hurts to check your status, but the more than 1,500 confused voters who complaining to the state Board of Elections may disagree. May we suggest a title change to chief discouragement officer?

THE BEST OF THE REST

THE REST OF THE WORST

KATHRYN GARCIA

LETICIA ASTACIO & TERRENCE O’CONNOR

Now the sanitation chief needs to clean up after her colleagues, and their lead mess.

SHOLA OLATOYE

From DUIs to belittling lawyers, there are a pile of reasons these judges got booted.

JAMES O’NEILL

The city watchdog got smacked on the nose, with a report casting him as a bully.

CHRIS ERIKSON

Simcha Felder may be bulletproof, but his staff can’t get away with (alleged) groping.

After crashing in flames at NYCHA, it took a Boston firm to get her back on her feet. It only took 25 years for NYC to see a weekend without any shootings. Go us ...? His IBEW Local 3 gave de Blasio and Cuomo a rare common enemy to unite against: the good journalists at NY1.

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RODNEY POWIS CY VANCE

If he did skip charging Weinstein because of a donation, the DA stands for dumbass.

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MCMURRAY FOR CONGRESS; LINKEDIN

NATE MCMURRAY Nate McMurray had a dream – to be taken seriously by the Democratic Party as a congressional contender to beat Rep. Chris Collins. Now the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has added McMurray to its Red to Blue program after a recent poll showed him just a few points behind Collins, who was indicted on charges related to alleged insider trading. With just a few weeks to go before the election, the support could put McMurray over the top.

OUR PICK

OUR PICK

WINNERS

There are a few guidelines when it comes to the weekly Winners & Losers list. Individuals are almost always singled out for recognition, as opposed to broad groups like unions or New York City voters. Animals occasionally make the cut – but sometimes they don’t, as specific ones must be named. The same goes for humans – which means one mysterious New York City Council member under investigation for “disorderly behavior” didn’t qualify. To see who did, read on.

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The New York State Trial Lawyers Association Congratulates Congratulates Congratulates Ken Riddett and Patrick Jenkins & Power State’s andCity allCity the Albany 100 honor& State’s ees NYC 40 UNDER 40 PRIDE POWER RISING STARS Honorees “With great power comes great responsibility.”

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