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EDITOR’S NOTE

RALPH R. ORTEGA Editor-in-chief

MY FATHER TOOK ME TO RIDE THE SUBWAYS WHEN I WAS A KID growing up in New York City, giving me an early appreciation for how practical and useful this flawed, aging system has been throughout most of my life. My mother, on the other hand, was more of a bus rider, teaching me how with a free transfer I could get two rides out of one fare. When Citi Bike was introduced in 2013, New Yorkers had an inexpensive way to combine a bicycle rental network with public transportation to get literally anywhere in the city. It sure provided an alternative to more expensive cab rides and Ubers. Many New Yorkers have come to depend on these options to survive the rising costs of living in the city. That’s why Gov. Kathy Hochul’s decision not to raise fares at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority for at least six months was welcome news during these difficult economic times, especially for lower-income residents. The MTA isn’t promising it can hold the line on fares when it balances its budget through 2025 next year. And many New Yorkers will fight a fare increase, especially those struggling to make ends meet. Eventually, a fare hike will come. Whatever that increase is, let’s hope the price of public transportation stays within a reasonable range so that it still can be the most practical and affordable way to get around town – for the greatest number of people.

CONTENTS FIRST READ … 4 The week that was

GALE BREWER … 8 Running for City Council speaker on experience KIDNEY DONATIONS … 10

State legislators can make it easier to give

NYC SUBURBS … 14

Westchester and Long Island are moving in different directions

LEGISLATING (AMY’S VERSION) … 18

RALPH R. ORTEGA; RITA THOMPSON

The Assembly member takes productivity to a new level

WESTCHESTER POWER 100 … 25

Who’s leading the northern suburbs? Will Gale Brewer lead the New York City Council?

WINNERS & LOSERS … 59 Who was up and who was down last week


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“I know the Jets know a lot about infrastructure, because they’ve been in the midst of a 50-year rebuilding project.” The state Joint Commission on Public Ethics reconsidered its approval of Andrew Cuomo’s multimillion-dollar pandemic book deal last week.

IMPEACHMENT REPORT MOVES AHEAD

Members of the Assembly Judiciary Committee returned to Albany to review an impeachment report put together by outside investigators after a monthslong probe into former Gov. Andrew Cuomo. And for the first

time, details about the investigation’s conclusions have come to light, even though the committee has not yet publicly released the report as of publication. Far shorter than the state attorney general’s report released earlier this year directly preceding Cuomo’s resignation, the 45-page document reportedly came to the

– Gov. Kathy Hochul, talking about federal spending and the Second Avenue subway, at an Association for a Better New York breakfast

same conclusions that the ex-governor sexually harassed multiple women during his time in office. The report in particular focused on the accounts of Brittany Commisso, who has accused Cuomo of groping her, and an unnamed state trooper who described sexual misconduct by Cuomo. The Assembly impeachment

THE LATE NIGHT MAYOR Watch out New York, here comes Eric “out with the boys” Adams. Taking over for a square mayor whose greatest cultural indulgence was the Prospect Park Y, Adams said during an appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” that he’s eager to participate in New York City’s revived nightlife scene, even flashing Colbert a fake bag of weed. When your predecessor is Bill de Blasio, an earring goes a long way to establishing your cred as the “cool” mayor.

“I am the mayor. This is the city of nightlife. I must test the product.” – New York City Mayorelect Eric Adams, talking about visiting nightclubs on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”

report also reportedly concluded that Cuomo misused state resources in writing his memoir last year about his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic that earned him an over $5 million advance. It remains unknown when the Judiciary Committee will officially release the report and whether the Assembly will actually move ahead with impeachment as state law is not clear on whether former governors can be impeached.

CUOMO’S BOOK DEAL IN QUESTION

In addition to the reported findings of the impeachment report, Cuomo received another blow the past week after the state’s ethics watchdog voted to revoke the permission it had previously granted for the ex-governor’s lucrative book deal. It took several attempts by members of the state Joint Commission of Public Ethics to actually agree to the revocation. In a nearly unanimous vote, the commissioners rescinded the approval previously granted by commission staff over what they called “material omissions and misrepresentations” about the book deal at the time. The commission ruled that Cuomo utilized state employees and resources while writing his book, an ethical no-no. He has claimed that all work on the book by staff was done in a volunteer fashion off the clock. Next steps are potential consequences for Cuomo – he could face fines up to $10,000 and

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may even have to return the $5.1 million advance he received from the publisher.

SEVERAL ELECTIONS FINALLY SETTLED

Weeks after Election Day, a handful of races that remained up in the air finally came to conclusions with the count of absentee ballots. After trailing slightly on election night, New York City Council Member Justin Brannan pulled ahead and won reelection after officials counted mail-in ballots, an outcome the Democrat and speaker candidate confidently expected for weeks. And with absentees counted, the legislature in Monroe County flipped from red to blue for the first time in 30 years after a few close races were decided. Other Democrats were not so lucky, including Tony Avella, who officially lost an open City Council seat in Queens to Republican Vickie Paladino once absentees were tallied. And Nassau County Executive Laura

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Curran also conceded to Republican Bruce Blakeman after holding out hope at the slim possibility that she could pull out a victory with the help of mail-in ballots.

Gov. Kathy Hochul announced that straphangers taking the MTA will continue paying $2.75 ... for now.

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MTA FARE HIKES ON HOLD … MAYBE

With the passage of the federal infrastructure bill, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced that money coming to the MTA will mean that New Yorkers won’t see a fare hike in the foreseeable future, nor will they experience service cuts. That came as welcome news to straphangers and commuters after doomsday projections about the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s budget caused fear about big fare increases. MTA officials later specified that there wouldn’t be fare hikes for at least six months at their annual board meeting. However, they later seemed to walk that back, saying that increased commuting prices are in fact still on the table for next year despite the promise of a delay.

THURSDAY 11/25 Thanksgiving ought to renew ongoing family fights over the political future of New York and beyond.

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Poughkeepsie became the latest in a string of upstate cities to adopt a good cause eviction bill after the city’s Common Council approved legislation last week and sent it along to the mayor for approval. It’s part of a continual local march toward new landmark tenant protections as the state fight heats up. Although specifics can vary slightly, the idea behind good cause eviction legislation is to prevent evictions except under specific circumstances and to set limits on rent increases. The newly passed Poughkeepsie iteration permits evictions in 10 specific circumstances, including failure to pay rent. However, if the lack of payment is the result of an “unconscionable” rent increase, defined in most cases as more than 5% in one year, then eviction is not permitted. So if signed, the law would effectively cap rent increases even on market-rate apartments, with exceptions like if improvements were made or major market changes take place. Poughkeepsie is now on pace to join the likes of Newburgh, Albany and Hudson in enacting these tenant protections. All are small liberal cities moving forward on an issue that state lawmakers are still debating. “Individual municipalities who are dealing with a housing crisis have the responsibility to step up and deliver for their

MONDAY 11/29 Assembly members are examining how well state agencies are doing meeting climate goals at a 10:30 a.m. hearing at the Legislative Office Building in Albany.

THURSDAY 12/2 City & State hosts a retreat for incoming New York City Council members, featuring a keynote from former Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, starting at 9 a.m. at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Manhattan.

residents,” said Poughkeepsie Common Council Member Evan Menist, a sponsor of the legislation. “And hopefully, over time, more communities will take the steps to protect their tenants.” Lawmakers in Ithaca and Kingston are also considering good cause eviction legislation, and they may be next in line to approve it. This is good news for statewide tenant organizers with the Housing Justice for All coalition, who held rallies across New York last week to announce their agenda for the upcoming legislative session in Albany. Good cause eviction is among them, along with the repeal of a controversial tax break for developers to build affordable housing, approving a housing voucher program and expanding a state program to convert commercial buildings into housing. “If we are serious about public safety, then we have to be serious about stopping the eviction crisis,” said Assembly Member Zohran Mamdani of Queens at a Hudson Yards rally in Manhattan, alluding to discussions about crime and safety that dominated recent elections. The good cause eviction bill pushed by advocates and lawmakers like Mamdani would go even further than the Poughkeepsie version, limiting rent increases to 3%. – Rebecca C. Lewis

INSIDE DOPE

The schedule includes a debate among speaker candidates. The seven contenders are attending many forums and events for the race, which is expected to be wrapped up later in December.


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THE ART OF THE By Zach Williams

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LAUNCH VIDEO

HOW ARE GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATES PITCHING THEMSELVES?

WE LOOKED AT THE CAMPAIGN LAUNCH VIDEOS for the three declared gubernatorial candidates and judged them based on political messaging and artistic merits. Here are the highlights.

NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC ADVOCATE JUMAANE WILLIAMS Release date: Nov. 16, 2021 | Length: 2:13 First line: “My Tourette’s has never defined me.” Movement was the motif in this video with constant camera motion and plenty of walking. Williams’ voiceover explained how his childhood tics led to discipline problems from an early age. Then he moved on to a bodega and subway station while highlighting how “moving makes you a troublemaker” – in his case, one who eventually became well known as an activist-minded elected official.

STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL LETITIA JAMES Release date: Oct. 29, 2021 | Length: 1:23 First line: “Growing up in Brooklyn, she learned an important lesson from her parents.” Filmmaker Ken Burns might approve of this message considering how much it featured his trademark keyframing to zoom in and out of photos of Letitia James from childhood onward. After a male narrator concluded his opening lines, James sat in a leather chair with authority. “A force for change,” she said was her motive to try to become the first Black woman elected governor.

GOV. KATHY HOCHUL

Release date: Oct. 8, 2021 | Length: 2:15 First line: “A historic day in New York state as Kathy Hochul takes office as New York state’s 57th governor.” It’s morning in New York as the first in a series of newscasters narrate the historic circumstances that led to the upstate native becoming governor months ago. One TV reporter after another summarized early challenges like COVID-19, sluggish relief programs and moving state government past the various scandals that plagued her predecessor.


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I don’t know what red wave people are talking about.

A Q&A with Rep.

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MONDAIRE JONES

What does filibuster reform look like to you, and why is it important? The filibuster should not exist. It is an antimajoritarian Jim Crow relic that has been and continues to be used for the purpose of blocking civil rights and economic legislation in the best interest of the American people. For me, as someone who understands that our democracy faces its greatest test since Jim Crow, filibuster reform has to at a minimum include making an exception to the filibuster for purposes of passing voting rights and other democracy reform legislation. So, not just the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, which as important as it is, would still not undo

the voter suppression that we’ve seen in places like Georgia and Florida and Texas, but also a bill called the Freedom to Vote Act, which is a revised version of the For the People Act, that even Joe Manchin is now a cosponsor of. Sen. Chuck Schumer recently said that due to partisanship and the filibuster, Congress won’t be able to pass student loan debt cancellation. What do the current efforts now look like for canceling student loan debt? I think the prospects look good because the president is implicitly acknowledging he has the authority under the Higher Education Act to cancel federally held student debt because

his administration keeps doing it in modest contexts, such as instances of fraud and things like that. You know, for a while this year, the president has said he was waiting for an opinion from his lawyers on whether he had the authority to cancel student debt, despite having run his presidential campaign in part on the promise that he would cancel up to $10,000 in student debt. But, the fact that it has not happened yet is a travesty. And with the filibuster blocking things like a $15 minimum wage and legislative reform around student

debt, we have to have a president who uses his executive authority to provide transformative relief for Americans. Speaking on local politics, I have to ask, how do you feel about the “red wave” that took over New York in this year’s general election? I don’t know what red wave people are talking about. We just saw that in Ulster County that Democrats actually expanded their representation in local government. And, we saw Democratic victories for district attorney and

Our Perspective No Room for Harassment and Violence in our Retail Stores

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

etail sales in the U.S. are already surging as holiday shoppers are checking their lists and buying their gifts for the 2021 holiday season. It’s important that consumers are returning to stores this holiday season; but we are also concerned about an alarming uptick in harassment and abuse directed at retail workers, especially this year. Retail workers in New York — including thousands of RWDSU members at stores including Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, H&M, Zara, Guitar Center, and more — are eager to welcome customers back into stores this holiday season. However, workers are experiencing increased aggression and poor treatment from stressed out shoppers. It’s been a tough time for retail workers in the U.S. and across the globe. Besides the risks to the health of workers and their families that’s hung over retail during the entire pandemic,

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violence, abuse, and harassment on the job skyrocketed. Tensions rose as stores and governments instituted mask, social distancing, and other COVID safety protocols, and retail workers bore the brunt of customers’ anger, often fueled by misinformation and extreme political rhetoric. Workers were yelled at, spat upon, coughed on, and worse. Some workers have even been shot at — and some murdered — by irrational customers over mask and COVID restrictions. This type of behavior toward retail workers needs to end, and can’t simply be shrugged off as “part of the job.” We owe it to these retail workers — who have courageously served us throughout the darkest days of the pandemic — to make this a stress-free holiday season. Even in the best of times, the holiday season is very stressful for workers at retail stores and supermarkets. Big crowds, irritable customers,

in other contexts. So, I appreciate the frustration that people feel over Terry McAuliffe losing the governor’s mansion in Virginia. But I don’t think that’s indicative of a red wave so much as it is the way that Terry ran his campaign. I mean, in Westchester, George Latimer won reelection after having governed as a progressive county executive for the last four years. And Democrats in the Westchester County Legislature still have a supermajority. Justin Brannan won his City Council reelection as well. People were saying that he would lose to a Republican. I think, you know, the reports of the demise of the Democratic Party in New York were greatly exaggerated. – Patricia Battle

hectic days and the need for workers themselves to take care of their own holiday obligations can all weigh heavily on workers’ shoulders this time of year. In 2021, however, with the pandemic still a part of our lives, this stress could be exponentially worse. All of this is aggravated by a shortage of goods caused by supply chain problems this holiday season. Retail workers can become the target of shoppers’ frustration when customers hear that coveted holiday items are stuck on shipping containers at sea and have been backordered for months; and especially if they’ve gone to multiple stores only to go home empty handed. This holiday season, we need to treat retail workers with dignity and respect, and we must understand that our own stress and the problems we are experiencing shouldn’t be placed on the shoulders of working people. Workers are not to blame. Stores should provide security, safety protocols and training to handle problems that may arise. It’s a time to come together this holiday season and do everything we can to reduce stress and anxiety for each other, and especially retail workers. A little extra kindness and understanding will go a very long way this holiday season.

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GALE BREWER The outgoing Manhattan borough president hopes her wealth of experience will appeal to the new council. By Annie McDonough

clear leader yet. Even though there isn’t one consensus front-runner, there are names that are brought up more often than others in discussions about who will be the next speaker, and Brewer is not among that top group right now. After being a “maybe” candidate in the race for months, some members are still waiting for Brewer to step into the race with more gusto. Despite confirming that she’s running and appearing at a couple forums, Brewer’s candidacy still seems to lack some resolve. Several incoming members said that in meetings with her, Brewer has hardly brought up the fact that she’s running for speaker. “I don’t know how for real she is,” said one incoming member who asked to remain anonymous because they haven’t endorsed a speaker candidate yet. “The sense that I get from her is that she’s kind of throwing her hat in

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ALE BREWER IS running for City Council speaker at her own leisurely pace. In the summer and early fall months during which other candidates for speaker were cozying up to and pitching likely new council members, labor leaders and other power brokers, Brewer was openly mulling a run but not quite committing to it. She’s unsure when asked to pinpoint when she officially decided to run. “It was when I started meeting with people some weeks ago, maybe a month ago,” said Brewer, the outgoing Manhattan borough president and former City Council member. At the Somos conference in Puerto Rico earlier this month, that work was on display, as Brewer hosted a string of meetings with members on the Royal Sonesta hotel’s sweeping patio. (Incoming Council Member Rita Joseph of Brooklyn was just one new member spotted meeting with Brewer.) While she started to pack in those meetings at Somos, some members and observers said that Brewer was still late to the game. Try to point out that she’s a little tardy and Brewer will deny it. “I think it’s a wide open race,” Brewer told City & State. And she may be right about that; the speaker race does not seem to have a


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the ring. If it happens, it happens.” Still, if anyone could come from behind in this race, it might be Brewer. Before serving 12 years in the City Council from 2002 through 2013 – where she introduced the city’s initial paid sick leave bill – Brewer worked for then-Council Member Ruth Messinger in the ’80s, and for then-Mayor David Dinkins and then-Public Advocate Mark Green in the ’90s. Her local political ties run deep – including with Mayor-elect Eric Adams, her fellow borough president who has complimented her at length for her wisdom. That résumé has allowed her to be a contender, despite not currently serving in the council. All the other speaker candidates are entering their second terms, while she’s entering her first (for the second time). So while her soon-to-be colleagues in the council may be familiar with Brewer, the constituent advocate and fixture of the Upper West Side, that doesn’t mean that they’re well acquainted with Brewer, the City Council speaker candidate. “Obviously she’s got a ton of experience, and I’m sure to an extent could do the job with her eyes closed,” said another incoming council member who asked not to be named because they hadn’t made up their mind in the

Brewer has been a beloved borough president, but it’s unclear whether that translates to momentum in the speaker race.

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a commitment to the highest standards race yet. “But I don’t know that I’ve really of service,” Appelbaum said of Brewer. heard much about her candidacy from “We’ve been extremely impressed with other incoming folks. It kind of feels late.” every position she’s held in public life.” Brewer said she has been reaching out Brewer may have goodwill with RWDSU to and meeting with council members, and other large unions, but she’s yet to turn but declined to estimate how many she’s that into a firm endorsement – though spoken to so far. “She’s in the hall of fame. neither has any other speaker candidate. Everyone knows who Gale Brewer is,” said Unions that are a part of the Labor Strong Democratic political strategist Chris Coffey, coalition – such as District Council 37 who added that Brewer’s experience in local and 32BJ SEIU, the building service government is her major strength. “But I workers union – are expected to align to don’t know that that means that they have try to influence the personal relationships race this year, but with her.” Brewer said have yet to publicly she already knows many endorse anyone. of the members from “The sense that If her late working or crossing paths I get from her is announcement and with them in her work that she’s kind lack of personal as borough president. connections with the The first anonymous of throwing her incoming members incoming council member hat in the ring. didn’t hurt her said that Brewer had enough, she’s got reached out but they If it happens, it another problem: haven’t had a meeting yet. happens.” She’s eligible to That person added that serve for eight years, they don’t know enough while all the other about Brewer’s pitch speaker contenders for speaker, including – an anonymous incoming could only serve for how she would serve as City Council member another four. That’s a check on the Adams a huge problem for administration. “I truly incoming members don’t know where she is who harbor their on any of that,” they said. own dreams of “I’m definitely open to it. becoming speaker in But I think if the vote was 2026. In response, Brewer has promised tomorrow, I don’t think I could feel good she would serve for only four years if about supporting her just because I don’t elected speaker – but there may still be know anything about what her plan is.” some uneasiness with the unprecedented Part of Brewer’s pitch is that she would idea of a “speaker emeritus.” And while use her knowledge of how to get things done Brewer is a woman in a council that will to elevate other members’ work. “I have a have a female majority for the first time, history of knowing what has and has not there are concerns that a 70-year old worked in the past,” she said. “I don’t have brownstone-owning white woman isn’t all the great ideas. But many people have the ideal representative for the young and great ideas. The question is how you get them implemented. That’s where I come in.” diverse new council. “There are other people who should take over. I want to Brewer is under no illusion that she’s just do one term, period,” Brewer said, winning the math of the speaker race mentioning the incoming class of members yet, which will require the winner to is “very smart, dedicated, committed.” win the majority of votes from their 50 The speaker race may still be an colleagues. “I can’t say that I have one open one, but Brewer has a long way person who is supportive, but I think to go in establishing herself as a top the race is open,” Brewer said. “I don’t contender. But some said that the political think one person has any 26 votes, or veteran shouldn’t be discounted. “Just whatever the amount is. And I think based on Gale’s deep experience and I’ll get some support from labor.” relationships, she could potentially Stuart Appelbaum, president of the be a sneak attack type of candidate,” Retail, Wholesale and Department Store said the incoming council member Union, said his union has not endorsed who earlier said they hadn’t heard anyone in the race but they like many of much about Brewer’s candidacy yet. “I the candidates, including Brewer. “She wouldn’t overlook her potential.” has demonstrated throughout her career


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Why isn’t it easier to donate a kidney in New York?

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EVEN THOUSAND New Yorkers need a kidney. At current donation rates, just 1,500 are likely to receive one in the next year. Of the remaining 5,500, around 400 will die. Black New Yorkers, who constitute 18% of the state population, will make up 36% of these deaths. As a result of low rates of kidney donation, New York has the seventh highest kidney waitlist in the nation per capita. Two bills have been introduced in the state Senate to promote kidney donation: One would fully reimburse the costs of kidney donation, and a second would go a step further by offering kidney donors free lifetime health insurance. Yet despite broad support among New York lawmakers for these measures, proponents have struggled to make kidney donation a legislative priority. “I think kidney advocacy doesn’t garner as much attention as it could,” said Kim Constantinesco, a kidney donor and advocate from Brooklyn. “There isn’t a sense of urgency with kidneys compared to other organs.” In the meantime, the supply of available kidneys remains woefully insufficient to meet the demand. Those whose lives hang in the balance include Vito Ottomanelli, a Bronxville native currently on the waitlist. “My nephrologist tells me it’s a five- to seven-year wait time. I have to go by that. I don’t know what else to go by,” he said. Three times a week, four hours at a time, Vito leaves his part time job as an insurance salesman to go to a dialysis center where machines filter out waste products from his blood. The process is emotionally and physically exhausting. “I’m sitting here in limbo. When am I going to get a kidney?” Ottomanelli told City & State. Giving kidney donors free health care Other countries have taken bold steps to encourage kidney donation, and a proposed bill would allow New York to follow suit. In 2010, Israel began compensating kidney donors up to $10,000 to cover disability, life, and health insurance, as well as a paid weeklong recovery vacation after surgery. Donations increased by 64% the following year. Today, Israel leads the world

in living kidney donation, with a rate six times higher than New York. Death from kidney disease has decreased by 17%. James Skoufis, a Democratic state senator from the Hudson Valley, proposed legislation in 2019 that would move New York in a similar direction by offering free lifetime health insurance to all kidney donors. The bill is currently in the state Senate Health Committee. “This legislation would ensure that folks

Legislation to support donors has struggled to gain momentum while thousands wait for a transplant.

This story is published in partnership with New York Focus.

By Abie Rohrig

who are selfless enough to donate a kidney are provided with the peace of mind that they will never have to worry about health insurance again, and it acts as an incentive for those who may never have considered donation,” Skoufis wrote in an email, adding that the bill would more than pay for itself by reducing dialysis. “The cost of supplying otherwise healthy kidney donors with healthcare for life is negligible when compared to the expense of treating thou-

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“Hell yeah. There are not enough of us donors. We need a universal health care system. It would be a definite motivation to get more people to donate.” Data show that removing financial disincentives can significantly increase kidney donation. A study by Firat Bilgel, an economist at Istanbul Okan University, and Brian Galle, a professor of law at Georgetown, found that tax legislation in 2006 to encourage kidney donation in New York increased living kidney donations by 52%. Bilgel said in an email that passing Skoufis’ bill would create “similar, even greater effects.” At current rates, that would amount to over 250 more kidney donations per year. Since donations from altruistic kidney donors often cause transplant “chains” in which an average of four to six people can get a kidney from one donation, that could mean well over 250 lives saved per year.

sands on the waitlist for months or years.” New York kidney donors agree. “I think of (Israel’s) living donor benefits, and think ‘I wish I had donated over there,’” said Sam Beyda, a sophomore at Columbia University who donated his kidney to a stranger in 2020 – one of just 43 New Yorkers to do so that year. Living kidney donation is a safe procedure, with risks to the donor similar to an appendectomy. Donors have a marginally

higher rate of end-stage renal disease, but since healthier people tend to donate, kidney donors have a higher life expectancy than the average population. Ed Holowinko, who also donated his kidney to a stranger, has struggled with cataracts in his right eye for the past few years (unrelated to his donation). When asked if free health insurance would have helped him after donating his kidney in an interview, his response was immediate:

Reimbursing kidney donors The next legislative session will also include a bill that would fully reimburse New York kidney donors for the costs associated with surgery. The New York State Living Donor Support Act, sponsored by state Sen. Gustavo Rivera, would fully reimburse New Yorkers who donate their kidneys for all costs associated with donation, including lost wages, travel, child and elder care, and costs of medication. A 2018 study found that the median cost of surgery for kidney donors is $1,254 without reimbursement. Rivera’s bill is currently in the Finance Committee, where it is one of over 500 bills that need approval before heading to the full state Senate for a vote. But because the Finance Committee meets only weekly or biweekly while the state Senate is in session, Rivera’s bill faces significant competition for attention even if no one objects to it. “There is no opposition to the bill that I am aware of,” Rivera wrote in an email. “The main hurdle is making it a priority for the conference and the will to appropriate funds towards this goal of increasing living donations.” Rivera estimates that his bill would cost New York approximately $3 million each year, but says it would also save the state about $2 million per year by reducing Medicaid costs for dialysis. The


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Kim Constantinesco donated her kidney in 2020 to someone she didn’t know.

“The last thing in the world that New York needs is losing a kidney on the Long Island Expressway” New York is almost dead last in the country in deceased kidney donations per capita, though there have been some improvements in recent years. In 2016, legislation sponsored by former state Sen. Kemp Hannon authorized 16- and 17-year-olds to register as organ donors. The number of eligible donors subsequently increased by nearly 1 million registrants from 2015 (3.86 million) to 2017 (4.8 million). Last month, Gov. Kathy Hochul signed into law legislation that gives vehicles that transport organs the same traffic privileg-

es as ambulances. Previously, vehicles that transported the organs of accident victims and other recently deceased organ donors had to abide by all traffic laws, such as stopping at red lights. Traffic was sometimes so bad that organ procurers would take public transit instead. Similar legislation, sponsored by state Sen. Sue Serino, a Republican representing the Hudson Valley, promised to do the same but languished in the state Senate Transportation Committee for half a decade. “There was a concern about extra vehicles with lights and sirens,” Serino said in an interview about why the bill was never made a priority. “But lives are on the line. People spend years waiting for organs.” “The last thing in the world that New York needs is losing a kidney on the Long Island Expressway because they couldn’t get through traffic,” said Aisha Tator, executive director of Donate Life New York State, a nonprofit that manages New York’s kidney registry. Asked whether Hochul supports further

action to shrink the kidney waitlist, deputy press secretary Avi Small suggested the ball is in the Legislature’s court. “Governor Hochul was proud to sign legislation earlier this year that supported the heroic actions of organ donors, and will review all additional bills that reach her desk,” he said. Barriers to new legislation Despite a lack of opposition, even modest advancements to promote kidney donation have been hard-fought. Hannon was surprised at how difficult it was to push through legislation supporting donation. “If I knew why, I would tell you,” he said. “I was one of the most frustrated on the issue.” Advocates have cited a lack of attention for kidney donation, resistance to paying for donor reimbursement and worries that donation is controversial in some communities. “Unfortunately, many serious health issues that affect a smaller number of the population are not discussed in public as

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federal government, which bears the most of the expenses of dialysis, would save even more. A 2019 executive order from then-President Donald Trump similarly aimed to make living kidney donation financially harmless; however, funding for donor reimbursement remains in limbo. As of 2020, only 8% of living donors received reimbursement, with the average grant being around half of the cost of the average kidney donation.


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Mike Lollo, president of the National Kidney Donation Organization, donated his kidney to Ruth Tisak.

“I’m sitting here in limbo. When am I going to get a kidney?” – Vito Ottomanelli, a Bronxville native currently on the waitlist

often as they should be,” Rivera wrote. “More education is needed so my colleagues – and the public – can better understand and contextualize the dire emergency thousands of our fellow New Yorkers are facing.” Skoufis cited similar concerns when asked about why his bill was not getting more traction despite a lack of clear resistance. “General awareness (and) familiarity is likely to blame,” he wrote in an email. “If legislators aren’t familiar with the scope of the issue and the dire need for donors, they’re less likely to prioritize moving this bill forward. We need more coverage of the issue.” Safiya Raheem, the director of community and government affairs for LiveOnNY, New York’s organ procurement organization, said another barrier to policy is tepid support for donation in certain communities, citing low organ donor rates in the state’s Orthodox Jewish and Asian American populations. Kidney donation raises issues of bodily autonomy,

acceptable levels of medical risk and informed consent. “Incentivizing organ donation is not without controversy,” Skoufis added. Yet politicians may perceive kidney donation as more divisive than it actually is. A 2019 poll from the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School found that the majority of Americans supported compensating kidney donors if it led to more lives saved. Keren Ladin, an assistant professor of public health and community medicine at Tufts University who has written on the ethics of kidney donations, also supports financial reimbursement and free health care for kidney donors. “Reducing disincentives would most benefit those who are structurally marginalized and those with financial barriers to access, but would not go so far as to coerce anyone to donate,” she wrote in an email. In the meantime, thousands of New Yorkers on dialysis will hope to receive a phone call that a kidney is ready for transplant. John Young, an instructor at Teachers College, Columbia University, spent two years on dialysis before learning that he’d receive a kidney from a colleague. “I was shocked, dumbfounded,” he recounted in an interview. “She wanted to give me the gift of an improved life, of a renewed life, and did not expect anything back from it, no matter how much I wanted to give back to her. She was extremely selfless. Forever, in my lifetime, I am grateful to her for doing this.”

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N ELECTION DAY, a “red wave” swept over New York City’s suburbs on Long Island. Republicans won open seats and even defeated incumbent Democrats in what were expected to be uneventful reelections. The same could not be said of the suburbs to the north in Westchester County, where Democrats held on to both county executive and their supermajority in the county legislature. A voter enrollment advantage and the lack of a contentious district attorney race likely helped Westchester Democrats this election, but political observers said they should proceed with caution after the warning shot on Long Island. Despite often being grouped together as New York City’s suburbs, Westchester and the Long Island counties of Nassau and Suffolk have their differences, as the 2021 elections clearly demonstrated. On Long Island, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran lost her reelection bid to Republican Bruce Blakeman, while Republican Ray Tierney beat Suffolk County District Attorney Tim Sini in perhaps the two most high-profile and unexpected Democratic losses. Republican Anne Donnelly handily beat Democratic state Sen. Todd Kaminsky for the open district attorney seat in Nassau. And in the county legislatures, Republicans gained a supermajority in Nassau and flipped the chamber in Suffolk. Compared to that, Westchester Democrats came out almost entirely unscathed. County Executive George Latimer easily won reelection, and the county legislature maintained its Democratic supermajority, winning all but two seats in the 17-member body. “I think our numbers were terrific, and it was a solid result across the board,” Latimer said in an interview with City & State. He pointed out also that his county even approved three ballot proposals championed by Democrats relating to voting rights and redistricting when they failed statewide and in other suburbs like Long Island. “We have more Democrats in Westchester than any of those other jurisdictions,” Latimer said, referring not just to Long Island but other nearby counties in the Hudson Valley. “We are probably the most Democratic county outside of New York City, with the possible exception of Albany.” The number of Democrats registered in Westchester certainly cannot be discounted in its ability to withstand the red wave

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in a way that Nassau and Suffolk could not. The northern suburb has about 2.5 times the number of Democrats as Republicans, a gap of about 200,000 voters. That’s a much better landscape than Nassau, where Democrats outnumber Republicans by less than 100,000 voters. And even that is better than Suffolk, where Democrats only have about a 40,000-person advantage. “While a lot of people assume that Westchester and Nassau are kissing cousins demographically, economically and politically, migrating at the same pace from red to purple to blue, it just isn’t so,” said Lawrence Levy, executive dean of the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University. That in part could have to do with Westchester’s relative density in the southern part of the county, with more urban areas

like Yonkers and Mount Vernon making up more of the political base in a way that favors Democrats. “You have more of an urbanization and diversification, which doesn’t automatically mean that someone is going to be an enrolled Democrat, but it’s more likely than not,” said Westchester political consultant Jeffrey Binder. This will likely only continue as more multifamily and transit-oriented housing comes to those neighborhoods, while single-family homes and an aversion to density remain much more the norm throughout most of Nassau and Suffolk. However, Westchester’s more favorable circumstances in this particular election should not be overlooked. Unlike on Long Island, which featured a heated race for an open district attorney seat, Westchester had only Latimer’s race at the top of the


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“Given their performance, Westchester Democrats earned the right to at least appreciate their laurels. But it would be a mistake to rest on them.”

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ticket. Republicans focused on crime and their criticisms of a 2019 state bail reform law in the Nassau district attorney race, which then influenced the other elections across the island in a way that simply did not happen in Westchester. Those same issues came up in one Westchester County Board of Legislators race that Democrats lost this year, a seat that had previously been solidly red until it flipped two years ago, but the discussions didn’t seem to impact other races. Westchester also has more registered Democrats, so the party’s lower than expected turnout likely played more of a role in Curran’s Nassau County loss. There is also the matter of Latimer’s own election, which none expected to be competitive in the first place. The same could arguably have been said of Curran’s race in Nassau or Sini’s race in Suf-

folk, but Binder said Latimer’s race was always destined to have been more of a slam dunk. “There’s a certain amount of credibility there, notwithstanding the fact that he’s run a few times,” Binder said in reference to incoming Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman, a longtime GOP politician in the county who previously ran several unsuccessful campaigns for various offices. “But I think that in Westchester, the county executive candidate for the GOP was initially supposed to be a placeholder, and then became not a placeholder.” Despite a career in government, this was challenger Christine Sculti’s first run for office, and it was against a popular incumbent who had previously unseated his Republican predecessor. Binder said that such a situation was not uncommon, as it can be difficult to convince strong

contenders to take on the challenge. Although Long Island Democrats came out as the big losers of the past election, their neighbors to the north would be wise to take those defeats as a warning sign, even though they handily maintained control of Westchester this year. Although much of New York continues to trend blue, despite the recent results on Long Island and in other parts of the state, the suburbs remain a politically tricky area where small changes can lead to dramatic shifts in election results. “Given their performance, Westchester Democrats earned the right to at least appreciate their laurels,” Levy said. “But it would be a mistake to rest on them because the next big issue or scandal or other political development miles away from Westchester … could make their lives much harder than they were a few weeks ago.”


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SSEMBLY MEMBER AMY Paulin of Westchester is what you might call a legislator, legislator. A recent arrival at JFK Airport shows what this means. Her baggage was nowhere to be found after a long flight from Israel (where she was visiting one of her three children) and the chair of the powerful Assembly Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions was in a legislative state of mind. “I’m thinking to myself: ‘Let me see this process through without using any liaisons that I have or anything, just to see what happens with lost luggage,’” said Paulin, whose committee oversees airports like JFK. She learned of legal ambiguities surrounding whether the airline or the terminal were responsible for the misplaced luggage and confronted a helpline that was only available in Hebrew. “It’s just so bizarre,” she added. She may or may not ever introduce a bill to help others avoid similar situations in the future – that all depends on where, when and how she gets her baggage back – but it was just one of many examples of how Paulin approaches situations by considering their potential legislative consequences. Her legislative oeuvre includes at least 1,740 bills overall – some of which were repeated from one two-year term into the next – nearly 300 of which have been signed into law since she first got elected in 2000. Compare that to your typical member of the Assembly who might only sponsor and pass a few bills every year. “She’s a model legislator,” Assembly Member Jeffrey Dinowitz of the Bronx said in an interview. “Not only because she gets a very large number of bills passed (but also because) a lot of them are bills that deal with very weighty issues.” Reproductive health, gun control, animal rights, additional protections for survivors of domestic violence. Those are just a few of the causes Paulin has championed in the Legislature over the years. The Brooklyn native, who moved to Westchester from Kings County decades ago, has gotten more bills signed into law than anyone else in the Assembly for three years running. Victories this year alone include new restrictions on gerrymandering at the local level and the repeal of the socalled walking while trans law and more than two dozen other bills signed into law with the support of activists and fellow lawmakers. There is no big secret to her success, however. Many bills she gets through the state Legislature through persistence


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and a willingness to compromise. “If she wants to engage on an issue, you better know what you’re talking about,” political consultant Evan Stavisky, who has worked with her in the past, said in an interview. “She will engage stakeholders in good faith and try to ensure that New York’s enacting the best possible policies, and that’s the hallmark of a great legislator.” Paulin first came to the state Capitol as a part time legislative staffer in the 1970s while she was an undergraduate and graduate student at the University at Albany – but her real education in the byzantine ways of Albany began after she got elected to the Assembly at the turn of the millennium. An eagerness about the legislative process attracted mentors like Assembly Health Committee Chair Richard Gottfried of Manhattan, who helped her get bills through both chambers during her first term in office. She recalled one bill aimed at allowing nurses and pharmacists to dispense emergency contraceptives. “Without his help, I could have never written something as complicated as that bill,” she said. “His pen was all over it.” Gov. George Pataki would end up vetoing that specific bill in 2005 for reasons that included a lack of age restrictions. Dozens of other bills she got signed into law, however, began mak-

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ing her a name as one of the more productive members of the Assembly by the mid-2000s. The legislative process is simple enough in theory, but much more complicated in practice in the Assembly. Lawmakers typically have their bills written by attorneys at the Bill Drafting Commission, or like Paulin, by members of their own staff. These bills then have to get on a committee agenda. That often requires getting the backing of influential staff who work for Assembly leadership as well as powerful committee chairs. And even when a bill gets out of one committee, it might still have to go through another committee like Ways and Means, which oversees spending, before the bill has any chance of reaching the Assembly floor for a vote. Controversial bills need to have debate times scheduled. That can mean pestering the floor counsel in some instances or even going to Speaker Carl Heastie, who did not respond to a request for comment, on particularly tricky bills. Potential roadblocks are present each step of the way, but Paulin has developed a few insights over the years. Some committee chairs like Gottfried like to be involved in the nuances of writing a bill from the relative get-go while others want things cleared with central staff first, according to Paulin. Another important part of the unofficial lawmaker process is getting other lawmakers to add their names as co-sponsors. Listing key committee chairs’ names first never hurts, she learned over time, nor does calling up potential allies. “If they don’t call me back, I will make a meeting,” Paulin added. “I don’t let go.” There are hundreds of bills that reflect the Paulin way of getting things done, but arguably none more so than a piece of legislation she ranks as her greatest legislative triumph – a 2006 law that eliminated the statutes of limitations on cases of rape and other sexual offenses. Getting this bill passed was no easy task. Some of her Democratic colleagues had concerns about eliminating the statutes of limitations entirely, Paulin recalled 15 years later. So she and her allies distributed a fact sheet on the bill to colleagues before a meeting of the Democratic conference. “Silver says, ‘Well, we can do it this way and that way, and I remember getting up in conference and slamming my hands on the table and saying ‘No, we have to have a law,’” Paulin said. She also told colleagues about her own experience with sexual assault as a teenager. “It took a lot of guts to even bring it up –

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these are not things that many people want to talk about, but she was so committed,” Dinowitz said in an interview. Then-Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver co-sponsored the bill, and Republican state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos of Long Island, who sponsored the bill in his then-GOP-controlled chamber, was the first name listed on the bill that Pataki signed into law. The whole experience with that bill was key to Paulin’s refined approach to legislation in the subsequent years. “I learned that a combination of hard work, passion and bringing your colleagues along can make anything happen,” she said. Her legislative output grew to about 150 bills introduced each two-year term she served in the chamber, with about 15 of them getting signed into law each year. “She is without a doubt the most prolific member of the Assembly,” said Westchester County Executive George Latimer, a former Democratic member of both chambers of the state Legislature during an era when the GOP mostly controlled the state Senate. “No Democratic Assembly member was better than she was at identifying a Republican that would carry a particular bill and help get it through the process.” Many of the bills championed by Paulin – such as an implemented ban on circus elephants and a bill that she has not passed yet on medical marijuana for pets – concern animal welfare, no surprise for an avowed poodle lover. Many more address parochial concerns like local tax rates and services, niche issues like the prospective right of New Yorkers to become human compost or more controversial topics like gun control. An average member of the Assembly by comparison might get a few bills done while a dozen or so members in the 107-member Democratic majority account for a disproportionate number of the bills that pass the chamber and become law, according to a review of legislative records. There are many reasons for that, but an important one to keep in mind is how different legislators approach their job. Some pride themselves on helping their constituents navigate the state bureaucracy while others view themselves as activists who can use the bully pulpit of elected office. Paulin is one of those lawmakers who takes her job particularly literally, and she has acquired some advantages over time. She now chairs a committee overseeing important agencies like the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

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“Amy and I don’t share all the same politics, but I certainly think that we’re friends. She’s just an exceptionally skilled communicator.” – Assembly Member Amanda Septimo

Her relationships with Westchester leaders like state Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Latimer go back to the 1990s when she was making a name for herself in local politics as a member of the League of Women Voters and her local town board. One Republican staffer said some GOP legislators actively seek out influential Democratic members like Paulin with their own legislative ideas. “That’s the way to get things passed; I don’t care,” Long Island Republican Assembly Member David McDonough said of giving Paulin the idea for legislation she introduced to license and regulate pet groomers.

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every day,” state Senate Health Chair Gustavo Rivera said at the time at a demonstration on Empire State Plaza outside the state Capitol. “Then guess what. You don’t get to do legislation with me.” He even told City & State at that time that he would never back a Paulin bill again. Rivera later apologized, and a spokesperson told City & State “all is well” between the two lawmakers. Assembly Member Amanda Septimo, a first-term lawmaker from the Bronx who publicly clashed with Assembly Member Tom Abinanti of Westchester on the issue of the Excluded Workers Fund, said Paulin’s diplomatic approach went a long way toward showing her how to get big things done in office. “Amy and I don’t share all the same politics, but I certainly think that we’re friends,” Septimo said in an interview. “She’s just an exceptionally skilled communicator.” In a workplace where legislating is the nominal goal, Paulin evidently has many friends. Some of them are new while others are the longtime collaborators like Gottfriend and Dinowitz who make up a regular dinner group with Paulin, Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal of Manhattan and Assembly Member Sandy Galef of the Hudson Valley. Her ability to work with people with different ideologies has likely also helped her coast to reelection in a district that includes affluent Scarsdale as well as other areas of Westchester County that have become more racially and economically diverse during her time in the Assembly. While other longtime legislators have faced primary challenges in recent years, Paulin appears safe for now, especially considering that she has more than half a million dollars in her campaign account, according to her most recent filings with the state. She says she has no plans to run for higher office or to ever become speaker. She would rather spend her time focusing on all the bills she has yet to pass. She introduced a career-high 237 bills and added her name to nearly 300 more as a co-sponsor this year. A total of 28 of them were signed into law by publication time, but she is still hoping for more in the final weeks of the year when governors traditionally decide the fate of hundreds of pieces of outstanding legislation. Then a new year will begin and Paulin will be back at work. “On my tombstone it’ll say: ‘Best bill passer,’” Paulin said a friend recently quipped. “I was always a very hard worker and always someone who was determined to be the best.”


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ESTCHESTER COUNTY HAS shifted blue over the past several years. While Republicans regained ground in the 2021 elections on nearby Long Island, Democrats have continued to hold strong in Westchester. What’s more, many of the region’s power players wield immense influence on the state and federal level. State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins played a critical role in former Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s ouster and continues to serve as one of Albany’s most powerful elected officials under the new Hochul administration. Some politicos had floated County Executive George Latimer as a possible gubernatorial candidate, but he squashed those rumors –

while leaving the door open for consideration as a lieutenant governor candidate. And the next generation of elected leaders in Westchester are making their mark. First-term Reps. Jamaal Bowman and Mondaire Jones have carved out their distinctive approaches to progressive lawmaking in Congress, while District Attorney Mimi Rocah is making waves with a new investigation into the Trump Organization. City & State’s Westchester Power 100 – researched and written by City & State’s Kay Dervishi – identifies many of the county’s movers and shakers in politics, organized labor, business, health care and other sectors – and ranks them based on their influence in the region and beyond.


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State Senate Majority Leader Andrea StewartCousins is the most politically powerful Westchester lawmaker.

1 ANDREA STEWART-COUSINS STATE SENATE MAJORITY LEADER State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins has been one of the most powerful politicians in the state since her conference secured a majority during the 2018 elections. Stewart-Cousins, who previously served on the Westchester County Board of Legislators and as a city official in Yonkers, was first elected to the state Senate in 2006. As the legislative body’s first Black female leader, she presided over a flurry of progressive lawmaking and went on to secure a veto-proof supermajority last year.

2 GEORGE LATIMER WESTCHESTER COUNTY EXECUTIVE While some suburban Democrats in New York struggled on this year’s Election Day, Westchester County Executive George Latimer coasted to reelection. The former state lawmaker has been an effective executive, finding ways to keep the county’s budgets balanced,

including cutting property taxes and securing a new deal with the operators of the Playland Amusement Park in Rye. He has also made progress on other fronts, such as developing a multipronged police reform plan. While Latimer has shot down the idea of running for governor, a statewide bid could be in his future.

3 SHELLEY MAYER STATE SENATOR State Sen. Shelley Mayer knows the ins and outs of Albany, having served as chief counsel to the state Senate Democrats before getting elected to the Assembly and, in 2018, moving up to serve in the state Senate, where she chairs the influential

Committee on Education. Prior to that, she was senior counsel at the National State Attorneys General Program at Columbia Law School – an experience that will undoubtedly inform her recently launched campaign for state attorney general.

4 MIKE SPANO YONKERS MAYOR With nearly a decade of experience as the mayor of Westchester’s largest city and a longer tenure in the Assembly, Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano is reportedly in the mix for a potential gubernatorial run following former Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s downfall. The Republicanturned-Democrat, who had a hand in crafting the state


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School Tax Relief program and the state’s property tax cap, has argued that unfunded state mandates hinder his ability to tackle crime and criticized the implementation of the state’s bail reform law.

Throughout her tenure as head of The Business Council of Westchester, she has spearheaded a coalition pushing to get the new Tappan Zee Bridge built and helped direct more than $300 million in state funding to local initiatives through the Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council. Her latest challenge has been guiding the county’s top businesses, developers, universities, nonprofits and other institutions through the COVID-19 pandemic.

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MEMBER OF CONGRESS Since his upset victory over then-Rep. Eliot Engel made national news last year, Rep. Jamaal Bowman has continued to make headlines as he aligns with other farleft members of Congress to promote progressive legislation. Bowman backed democratic socialist India Walton’s Buffalo mayoral campaign and joined Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other members of “the Squad” in voting against President Joe Biden’s infrastructure bill since it was not coupled with a major social spending measure.

6 MONDAIRE JONES MEMBER OF CONGRESS Rep. Mondaire Jones made history in 2020 while winning his congressional race by becoming one of the first two openly gay Black members of Congress. The progressive representative, whose district encompasses central and northern Westchester and all of Rockland County, has

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become an outspoken critic of the filibuster in the U.S. Senate and has worked on legislation protecting voting rights. His other priorities include making the Child Tax Credit permanent and fighting alongside fellow Westchester Democrats to pass the SALT cap repeal.

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Justice’s Civil Rights Division this spring to investigate allegations of improper use of force and other misconduct by the Mount Vernon Police Department.

7 MIMI ROCAH WESTCHESTER COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY The Trump Organization faces yet another investigation, this time led by Westchester County District Attorney Mimi Rocah, whose office is investigating whether the company misled local officials about the property value of the Trump National Golf Club Westchester. Rocah’s other high-profile actions since taking office include calling on the U.S. Department of

8 MARSHA GORDON PRESIDENT AND CEO The Business Council of Westchester For the past two decades, Marsha Gordon has been a vital ally for Westchester’s business community.

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, access to effective COVID-19 treatment remains a major objective. That makes Regeneron’s COVID-19 antibody cocktail particularly coveted, with the U.S. government buying an additional 1.4 million doses of the drug this September. Under Dr. Leonard Schleifer’s direction, the pharmaceutical company now has plans to spend $1.8 billion to expand its research and development capabilities at its Tarrytownbased campus.

10 AMY PAULIN ASSEMBLY MEMBER After Texas lawmakers passed their controversial abortion law, Assembly Member Amy Paulin has tried to fight it in New York. The Texas law enables private citizens to sue anyone who helps a person access an abortion – and awards them at least $10,000 if their lawsuit succeeds. Paulin’s bill protects New Yorkers


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who could be subject to such lawsuits from having to pay up. Paulin also sponsored major legislation this year that repealed a loitering law advocates said was used by police to harass transgender people.

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various pieces of legislation. In the past year, the county’s legislative body has adopted new police reform proposals, passed a bill overhauling Westchester's ethics rules and approved a new revised plan for Playland Amusement Park’s management. Boykin now has a focus on budget negotiations going into December.

13 ARVIND KRISHNA CHAIR AND CEO IBM Westchester is home to the global technology giant IBM, and since the start of the year, Arvind Krishna has been chair of the Armonk-based company managing a wide range of responsibilities. That includes overseeing a major new announcement on its new quantum processor – which IBM says could address problems that even high-performing traditional computers currently can’t – and trying to accelerate IBM’s financial growth.

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PRESIDENT AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts Getting Empire City Casino state approval for a full-scale gambling license remains a top priority for Ed Domingo as the casino celebrates its 15th anniversary this year. And Domingo has gained numerous allies in the fight, with leaders from Westchester’s business community and labor unions supporting the push for the expanded license in an effort to boost the region’s economy. In the meantime, mobile sports betting may be another boon to Empire City Casino in the near future.

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Joan McDonald is director of operations in Westchester County.

in March 2020 and was one of the first places to implement coronavirus-related safety restrictions. More than a year later, Bramson is focused on shaping a post-pandemic future for the city. He is overseeing new development projects, cultivating plans for preserving open space and expanding transportation options across New Rochelle.

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As the No. 2 official under Westchester County Executive George Latimer, Deputy County Executive Ken Jenkins speaks at COVID-19 briefings, ribbon-cuttings and other various press conferences, proclamations

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New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson has guided his city through turbulent times. New Rochelle saw New York’s first confirmed case of COVID-19

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and celebrations. Jenkins is the former chair of the Westchester County Board of Legislators and the Yonkers Democratic Committee, he’s also a past president of Yonkers NAACP. Recently, he has been rumored to be a candidate for Latimer’s post when it comes open.

With a population of nearly a million people, Westchester is one of the biggest counties in the state – and it’s Joan McDonald’s job to keep everything running on time and on budget. The former state transportation commissioner took on the role of director of operations for the county in 2018 when George Latimer took office as the county executive. Among her responsibilities are overseeing county agencies and managing around 4,000 county employees.

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experienced growth recently as stores reopened and customers have been eating out more. The company’s CEO must now navigate the challenges of continued supply disruptions, increased labor and transportation costs in the short term.

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Yonkers School District Superintendent Edwin Quezada is the leader of New York’s fourth-largest school district, which educates nearly 27,000 students and employs 3,500 staff members. He has guided the district through reopening after coronavirus closings, fears of budget shortfalls, school bus driver shortages and other challenges throughout the past year. Despite those and other obstacles, under Quezada’s leadership, graduation rates at Yonkers public schools rose in 2020.

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eye on how the state’s new market develops.

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During his decade in office, White Plains Mayor Thomas Roach has helped facilitate the growth of White Plains. Now, Roach is focused on making sure that development and local businesses continue to thrive despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. One notable current municipal project is the Galleria shopping mall’s overhaul, which will accommodate more patrons and create more public open space and mixed-use development.

Assembly Member J. Gary Pretlow finally succeeded in his push to get mobile sports betting legalized in New York this year. But Pretlow – who serves as chair of the Assembly Committee on Racing and Wagering – has been critical of the way the state has set up its model for sports betting and has called on state officials to approve all companies that applied for a license to engage in online sports betting. The lawmaker will likely be keeping a close

20 RAMON LAGUARTA CHAIR AND CEO PepsiCo Inc. The food and beverage titan PepsiCo Inc. has held on to its headquarters in Purchase while allowing employees more flexibility to work remotely. That means it will continue to be one of the major multinational companies to call Westchester home. Under Ramon Laguarta’s leadership, PepsiCo Inc. has

22 TIMOTHY CAWLEY CEO Con Edison As CEO, Timothy Cawley helms the state’s largest power utility company – Con Edison. He has spent three years as president of the company, which delivers electricity to all of New York City and most of Westchester County while also supplying natural gas service. Throughout

Galef made sure employees closing the Indian Point plant were paid fairly.

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Edwin Quezada is superintendent of the Yonkers School District.

The Indian Point nuclear power plant finally ended operations in April, thanks in no small part to Assembly Member Sandy Galef. Galef sponsored legislation signed into law that same month requiring the company shuttering the plant to pay employees the prevailing wage and follow collective bargaining agreements. As chair of the Assembly Real Property Taxation Committee, Galef also orchestrated the inclusion of $382 million in property tax relief into this year’s state budget.


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Philip J. Wilner, MD, MBA Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester Behavioral Health Center

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24 JAMAAL BAILEY & ALESSANDRA BIAGGI STATE SENATORS State Sens. Jamaal Bailey and Alessandra Biaggi are known as lawmakers from the Bronx: Bailey is the borough’s Democratic Party chair and Biaggi’s grandfather was a famous Bronx member of Congress. Yet, both senators represent significant portions of Westchester as well. Bailey, whose district includes much of Mount Vernon, has introduced legislation that would create a state oversight board to monitor that city’s finances. Biaggi, who represents part of Mount Vernon and Pelham, recently joined Westchester County Executive George Latimer to discuss the benefits of the Penn Station Access project for Westchester commuters.

PETE HARCKHAM STATE SENATOR Prior to his election to the state Senate, Pete Harckham

LAKISHA COLLINS-BELLAMY PRESIDENT-ELECT Yonkers City Council The next president of the Yonkers City Council will be Lakisha Collins-Bellamy, who upset incumbent Mike Khader in June and went on to defeat Republican Ronald Matten in November for the leadership post. With her election, Collins-Bellamy will become the first Black woman in the role. In addition to her job as legal counsel for the Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers, she was appointed to the city’s Board of Education last year and also sat on the city’s Police Reform Committee.

served as Democratic majority leader on the Westchester County Board of Legislators, was director of intergovernmental affairs for the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge project and was active in a number of local nonprofit organizations. So when former Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino sought to oust the Democrat from office last fall, Harckham relied on his deep roots in the county to propel him to a second term in office.

25 NICK SPANO FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT Empire Strategic Planning As the founder and owner of Empire Strategic Planning, an Albany-based lobbying firm with deep Westchester roots, Nick Spano remains a key player in local and state politics despite having left elected office years ago. He grew up in a political family – his brother, Mike Spano, is the

SUZANNE BERGER CHAIR Westchester County Democratic Party Suzanne Berger became Westchester Democrats’ first new leader in 16 years, after the party’s longtime chair, Reggie Lafayette, dropped out of last year’s race. Having spent nearly 20 years as head of Greenburgh’s Democrats, she is also the first woman to serve in the role. Berger helms the party at a time when Democrats reign supreme across Westchester, holding nearly all leadership positions at the county level.

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his tenure, Cawley has prioritized a shift to renewable energy, greater battery storage and other measures that will help the company reach its goal of relying solely on clean electricity by 2040.

mayor of Yonkers – and spent years serving in the Assembly and state Senate. Today, he represents heavyweights such as the Greater New York Hospital Association and the Westchester County Police Benevolent Association.


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Thomas Gleason is public safety commissioner in Westchester County.

252,000 square feet. It’s just one of the many projects focused on expanding quality care that Fox has taken on since joining White Plains Hospital in 2010. Her expertise in the health care industry also helps in her position as board chair of the Westchester County Association, a role she assumed last month.

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With nearly 40 years of experience in law enforcement in Westchester, Thomas Gleason has served since 2018 as the county’s high-profile public safety commissioner. Gleason has spent the past year coordinating with government officials and community leaders on countywide police reform proposals and participating in a law enforcement task force to tackle gun and gang violence locally. Before taking on his current position, Gleason was chief inspector for the county police.

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regulations affecting their work. Pepe has joined local leaders in advocating for New York state to launch a project to widen Route 17 in the Hudson Valley.

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Having served as president and CEO for 16 years, Michael Israel has played a major role in defining Westchester Medical Center’s coronavirus pandemic response. Under his direction, Westchester Medical Center coordinated the distribution of 2.5 million COVID-19 vaccines across the Hudson Valley this year. Now, the network of hospitals has focused its energy on a new program to help people who

continue to face long-term symptoms of COVID-19.

Mount Vernon Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard entered office in 2020 in the wake of a series of upheavals that rocked the city’s political leadership. Patterson-Howard has navigated a myriad of challenges since taking up residency in City Hall, including feuding with the city’s comptroller over alleged delays in paying the city’s fuel bills that threatened city services. She continues to lead the city through the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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31 SUSAN FOX PRESIDENT AND CEO White Plains Hospital Earlier this year, Susan Fox celebrated a major new development at White Plains Hospital: the new Center for Advanced Medicine and Surgery, a $272 million outpatient complex spanning

DelBello Donnellan Weingarten Wise & Wiederkehr LLP Developers and property owners across Westchester turn to Mark Weingarten for guidance on land use, zoning and government relations. One of his recent clients is Saber-North White Plains LLC, which tapped Weingarten to help the company move forward with its proposed $120 million development at 70 Westchester Avenue in White Plains. Before joining DelBello Donnellan

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34 ANDRE RAINEY PEEKSKILL MAYOR Peekskill Mayor Andre Rainey is finishing up his final months in office after deciding not to seek a third term this fall. During his four years as mayor, Rainey has overseen booming development in the city. Rainey also helped Peekskill secure $10 million from the state to revitalize its downtown area, which will be used to improve street safety and bolster the local arts community.

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MAYO BARTLETT & LEROY FRAZER CO-CHAIRS Westchester County Police Reform and Reimagining Task Force Civil rights attorney Mayo Bartlett and consultant Leroy Frazer, who was previously a prosecutor in the Manhattan district attorney’s office, have spearheaded Westchester’s efforts to reform policing across the county. Westchester County Executive George Latimer tapped them to lead the Westchester County Police Reform and Reimagining Task Force last year. Since then, the task force has developed a set of recommendations that the county’s elected officials have adopted, including expanded de-escalation and implicit bias training.

has played a key role ensuring progressive Democrats get elected across the county. She’s now also helping to launch No Surrender New York, a new PAC aiming to help New York Democrats win congressional seats after the redistricting process is finalized.

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Westchester County has seen a blue wave in recent years, one that’s held strong even after a weak showing for Democrats in the tri-state area in several 2021 elections. As founder of Indivisible Westchester, Shannon Powell

Robert Martin Co. remains a real estate powerhouse in Westchester, overcoming some of the challenges that have plagued the industry during the coronavirus pandemic. Under Timothy Jones’ leadership, the firm

PRESIDENT; CEO Nicholas & Lence Communications George Lence and Cristyne Nicholas have led one of New York’s top public affairs firms since co-founding it in 2007. Lence focuses on government and community relations efforts at Nicholas & Lence Communications, while Nicholas brings with her extensive experience as a public relations professional known for helping to revitalize New York City’s tourism industry after the 9/11 attacks. Nicholas

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managed to secure about 400,000 square feet in leases during the first half of the year and sold several other buildings, including two office buildings in Yonkers leased by Montefiore Medical Center for $36.6 million.

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Martin Ginsburg has spent more than five decades focused on major residential and mixeduse developments across the Hudson Valley. He’s managed to keep that pace up during the COVID-19 pandemic: He unveiled Westchester County’s first major redevelopment transforming office space into a residential building this summer. The founder and principal of Ginsburg Development Cos. is also overseeing notable projects such as Ludlow Point, a 520-unit apartment complex in Yonkers.

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SUBOMI MACAULAY

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Belinda Miles is president of Westchester Community College.

review process and is slated to start construction next year.

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DAVID IMAMURA

Fareri Associates

CHAIR

John Fareri and his affiliated companies have developed, renovated and now own nearly $1.5 billion worth of real estate across the lower Hudson Valley and Fairfield County in Connecticut. He is a top developer and manager of commercial, industrial and residential properties, including office buildings, mixed-use developments and retail locations. One of his most notable projects is creating the proposed $1.2 billion Westchester BioScience & Technology Center in Valhalla, which is undergoing an environmental

State Independent Redistricting Commission Westchester Democrat David Imamura heads New York’s redistricting commission, a never-before-tested body created under a 2014 constitutional amendment. Appointed by state Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Imamura was elected to serve as chair by his fellow commissioners in May. The commission has already released draft maps to mixed reactions; now, Imamura and other appointees must work to tweak them according

Imamura heads the state's first Independent Redistricting Commission.

to public input. An attorney at Debevoise & Plimpton, Imamura is also co-chair of Westchester County’s Asian American Advisory Board.

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The Westchester Black Women’s Political Caucus celebrated its 45th anniversary last month, bringing accolades from top New York power players such as state Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and state Attorney General Letitia James. Subomi Macaulay became caucus president this year and is laser-focused on its work to get Black women in Westchester elected to office. This past summer, she coordinated a trip to Washington, D.C., to join marchers fighting for voting rights.

JOHN RAVITZ EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER The Business Council of Westchester John Ravitz’s experience as an Assembly member has given him the political chops to advance The Business Council of Westchester’s legislative priorities. He manages the organization’s policy, government affairs and community relations efforts, advocating on behalf of more than 1,000 members, including multinational corporations, universities and nonprofits. In the past year, he has backed Empire City Casino’s push for a full gaming license and praised Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano’s decision to veto a bill that would have expanded

45 THOMAS CAREY PRESIDENT Westchester-Putnam Central Labor Body Thomas Carey is one of Westchester’s most prominent labor leaders, serving as president of the WestchesterPutnam Central Labor Body. Several top elected officials have also appointed him to advisory positions, including as a member of the Mid-

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Belinda Miles helms Westchester County’s largest college, which currently boasts more than 26,000 students. Since becoming president of Westchester Community College in 2015, she has helped improve both graduation rates and student retention. Miles has refocused the college’s work and safety measures throughout the pandemic and directed much of its federal COVID-19 relief funding to provide emergency grants to students in need.

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46 SCOTT HAYWORTH PRESIDENT AND CEO CareMount Medical Since joining CareMount Medical more than 20 years ago, Dr. Scott Hayworth has helped guide the organization through a nearly 15-fold expansion. It now boasts more than 45 locations across the Hudson Valley and New York City and also affiliations with major hospitals such as Northwell Health and Memorial SloanKettering Cancer Center. After CareMount Medical became part of Optum Tri-State last year, Hayworth became the president of the merged entity.

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48 ROBERT WEISZ PRESIDENT AND CEO RPW Group Robert Weisz founded RPW Group about four decades ago, growing it into a top developer with commercial properties spanning across Westchester County. Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, Weisz is keeping an optimistic perspective on the region’s growth and future development. His company continues to push forward with several projects, including a new residential building near the "Platinum Mile" and a luxury apartment building in White Plains. Deborah Milone is president of Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce.

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RUTH HASSELL-THOMPSON

As the executive director of Neighbors Link, Carola Bracco connects immigrants in Westchester County to legal services, job training support and educational programs. She has led the organization’s tenfold growth since taking over in 2014 by doing things like expanding its reach across the county over that time. She joined other nonprofit leaders in praising Gov. Kathy Hochul’s decision to extend financial relief to undocumented immigrants affected by the remnants of Hurricane Ida this year.

SPECIAL ADVISER FOR POLICY AND COMMUNITY AFFAIRS

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State Homes and Community Renewal Ruth Hassell-Thompson spent five years as a state senator, representing Mount Vernon and swathes of the northern Bronx, in addition to having served as City Council president and acting mayor of Mount Vernon. Now, her primary focus is on supporting New York’s efforts to build and preserve affordable housing. She has served as

state Homes and Community Renewal’s special adviser for policy and community affairs since 2016.

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through the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. Milone has served in leadership positions at the chamber since 2010, after a career in marketing and sales.

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REGINALD LAFAYETTE

Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce

CHAIR

Deborah Milone advocates for the needs of the business community as the executive director of the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce, which boasts more than 500 members across Westchester County. Her role encompasses everything from leading the group’s lobbying efforts before local and state government and guiding small businesses

Mount Vernon Democratic Party Reginald Lafayette has spent years as a top Democratic power broker in Westchester. And while he may not serve as chair of the Westchester County Democratic Committee, he continues to wield immense influence elsewhere. This includes helming the Mount Vernon Democratic Party,

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Hudson Regional Economic Development Council and the Indian Point Closure Task Force. He joined other labor union heads this year to call on the state to grant Empire City Casino a full gambling license.

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where he helps shape the city’s political present and future. Lafayette also serves as the co-commissioner of the Westchester County Board of Elections.

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SAMANTHA ROSADOCIRIELLO

Westchester-Putnam Building and Construction Trades Council Westchester-Putnam Building and Construction Trades Council President Edward Doyle is a powerful advocate for construction workers in the region. He negotiated new regulations with the Westchester County Industrial Development Agency and other county officials that would incentivize project developers to hire 85% of their construction workers locally. Doyle continues to push to get more jobs to unionized workers and has lauded Westchester County Executive George Latimer’s promotion of more capital projects that would benefit union workers.

53 MICHAEL FOSINA, STACEY PETROWER & PHILIP WILNER LAWRENCE HOSPITAL PRESIDENT; HUDSON VALLEY HOSPITAL PRESIDENT; WESTCHESTER BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CENTER SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER NewYork-Presbyterian Michael Fosina, Stacey Petrower and Dr. Philip Wilner are the top health care executives leading NewYorkPresbyterian’s network of

PRESIDENT Michael Fosina is Lawrence Hospital president.

hospitals stretching across Westchester County. Fosina has served as president of NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville since 2015 and has played a key role guiding it throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, while Petrower has spent five years leading the NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital in Cortlandt Manor. As senior vice president and chief operating officer at NewYorkPresbyterian Westchester Behavioral Health Center, Wilner has helped boost its reputation as a top hospital for psychiatric care.

54 MARK MCLEAN PRESIDENT NAACP, New Rochelle Branch As head of the NAACP New Rochelle chapter, Minister Mark McLean has been outspoken in advocating for police accountability and civil rights protection. Earlier this year, McLean criticized the New Rochelle Police

Department for clearing Officer Alec McKenna of any wrongdoing after he killed Kamal Flowers last year and called for his firing. McLean has also joined other activists in pushing for the state to make it easier for older incarcerated people to be considered for parole.

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Yonkers Federation of Teachers As head of the Yonkers Federation of Teachers, Samantha Rosado-Ciriello negotiates with Yonkers school officials to support the union’s 3,600 members. That includes keeping a close eye on the process for reopening schools and navigating changing COVID-19 safety rules. When there was generalized fear of potential budget cuts last year, RosadoCiriello pushed Yonkers leaders to avoid staff and service reductions and called for additional state funding.

STEVE LOPEZ PRESIDENT Yonkers Board of Education The Rev. Steve Lopez heads the Yonkers Board of Education, creating and managing policies for the city’s school district. Having served on the board since 2013, Lopez has helped shape COVID-19 safety measures and other pandemic-related changes to education in Yonkers public schools over the past year. The longtime educator is also an associate pastor at Calvary Center Church and is the chair for the Conference of Big 5 School Districts.

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hospitals in Westchester under the Northwell Health umbrella. Anderson held numerous leadership positions at Northwell Health before taking the reins at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco in 2019, where he now manages more than 650 physicians. Egan is in charge of operations at Phelps Hospital, located in Sleepy Hollow; she initially joined the community hospital in 1981. She has held numerous leadership roles throughout the years, most recently as vice president of administration.

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Westchester Children’s Association As head of the Westchester Children’s Association, Allison Lake fights for policies that support the county’s most vulnerable youth. She has headed the organization’s efforts to collect more data about homeless children in Westchester and monitored the difficulties students across the county have while learning remotely throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Lake, who has been with the nonprofit since 1998, became its executive director in 2018.

59 LOUIS CAPPELLI FOUNDER AND MANAGING MEMBER Cappelli Organization In the Cappelli Organization’s 36 years of operation, the company has built 26 properties with a gross asset value of over $10 billion. Its work is fueled by Louis

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Cappelli, who founded the company and also serves as the chair and CEO of its subsidiaries, Fuller Development and LRC Construction. He is also active in local philanthropy: His foundation committed $200,000 to help New Rochelle through the COVID-19 crisis last year.

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Susan Fox leads the Westchester Institute for Human Development.

60 NADER SAYEGH ASSEMBLY MEMBER Assembly Member Nader Sayegh has represented Yonkers in Albany since 2019, when he took office after winning the race to fill the seat vacated by state Sen. Shelley Mayer. The former president of the Yonkers Board of Education now chairs the Assembly Subcommittee on Students with Special Needs and was also named to the Committee on Racing and Wagering. As the first Jordanian American in the state Legislature, Sayegh met with King Abdullah II of Jordan in New York City this fall.

61 SUSAN FOX PRESIDENT AND CEO Westchester Institute for Human Development The Westchester Institute for Human Development delivers needed services to people with disabilities and children in need across Westchester. Susan Fox has enabled the organization to continue doing

so despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Under her leadership last year, the organization provided about 32,700 clinical and medical visits to nearly 4,200 people and conducted thousands more for primary care, dental services and audiology.

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COVID-19 vaccination and also offered guidance as the chair for the Conference of National Black Churches. This year, Richardson worked to launch a partnership between Grace Baptist Church’s development arm and Mountco Construction and Development Corp. to create a new 267-unit apartment building with additional space for the church’s use.

W. FRANKLYN RICHARDSON SENIOR PASTOR Grace Baptist Church As senior pastor of the historic Grace Baptist Church in Mount Vernon, the Rev. W. Franklyn Richardson has led his growing congregation throughout the pandemic. He has navigated reopening plans for the church, educated congregants and others on

Lake has pushed to collect more data on homeless youth in Westchester.

63 MARVIN KRISLOV PRESIDENT Pace University In the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, Pace University President Marvin Krislov took


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Anthony Viceroy is CEO of Westmed Medical Group.

on the task of outlining a vision for the institution. That culminated in a new strategic plan announced in February, with proposals to expand experiential learning, invest in more research and address racism in university policies. Krislov, who has been with Pace since 2017, previously served as president of Oberlin College and vice president and general counsel at the University of Michigan.

64 KEITH OLSON PRESIDENT Yonkers Police Benevolent Association Keith Olson, a veteran of the Yonkers Police Department, helms Westchester County’s largest police union. As president of the Yonkers Police Benevolent Association, Olson has pushed back against the idea of COVID-19 vaccine mandates for the city’s nearly 500 police officers and opposed the state’s recently passed Clean Slate bill. He also serves as president of the Affiliated Police Associations

of Westchester, which more broadly fights on behalf of officers across the county.

Michael Romita became president and CEO of the Westchester County Association, one of the region’s top business advocacy groups, just as COVID-19 hit New York last year. He had to champion the business community’s needs while trying to develop longterm plans to help bolster the county’s health care industry and close gaps in internet access. Romita previously was an executive with Castle Oil Corp. and a litigator in the U.S. Department of Justice.

65 ANTHONY VICEROY CEO Westmed Medical Group Just as the COVID-19 pandemic began to whipsaw the United States, Anthony Viceroy worked to make sure Westmed Medical Group was ready. He proactively secured personal protective equipment for staff and shored up the health care organization’s finances ahead of the onslaught. As CEO of Westmed, Viceroy oversees 500 physicians and more than 1,500 employees across 13 locations in Westchester County and Fairfield County in Connecticut.

67 TIM HALL PRESIDENT Mercy College Tim Hall’s leadership informs the operations at Mercy College, which educates 5,700 undergraduate students across its locations in Dobbs

Idoni managed to weather a tough primary election this year.

Ferry, Manhattan and the Bronx and through its virtual classes. As Mercy’s president, Hall has advocated for higher education institutions to use the COVID-19 pandemic to change up the status quo, highlighting the value of online learning and the benefits that mergers and partnerships can provide.

68 MILAGROS PEÑA PRESIDENT Purchase College Milagros “Milly” Peña became Purchase College’s sixth president last year just as the school’s fall semester was set to begin, putting her in the position of guiding the college through a pivotal time in the COVID-19 pandemic. She previously served as dean of the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at the University of California, Riverside, where she managed a $105 million annual budget and led strategic planning initiatives.

69 TIM IDONI WESTCHESTER COUNTY CLERK Westchester County Clerk Tim Idoni has spent the past 15 years in his current role, overseeing the county office responsible for managing court records, processing passport applications and mortgages as well as handling other administrative responsibilities. The longtime government official – who first entered elected office as mayor of New Rochelle in 1991 – managed to weather a tough primary election this year. On the campaign trail, Idoni touted that he saved


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the city $37 million during his tenure and made strides in diversifying the clerk’s office.

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experience in government – including most recently serving as Patterson-Howard’s chief of staff – may help him take on the difficult task.

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LOUIS PICANI PRESIDENT

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Teamsters Local 456 Many of Westchester’s municipal workers, building trades workers and school bus drivers count on Teamsters Local 456 President Louis Picani to fight on their behalf. Picani, who has spent about two decades as a Yonkers sanitation worker, has headed the union since 2016 and initially served as its business agent in 2005. Among his efforts this year: He joined public workers in Mount Vernon in February to call on city officials to pay the overtime owed to them for nearly three months.

energy, transportation and recreational land use space. He brings with him experience as a former aide to former Rep. Nita Lowey and was vice president at the public affairs firm TLM Associates.

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LINDSAY FARRELL

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PRESIDENT AND CEO

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Open Door Family Medical Center and Foundation

Christian DiPalermo’s experience in politics, policy and law has primed him to successfully guide his corporate and nonprofit clients through economic development and infrastructure projects. As a principal at CDD Strategies, DiPalermo focuses on helping clients in the

Christian DiPalermo is principal and founder of CDD Strategies.

The Open Door Family Medical Center and Foundation in Ossining has conducted vital outreach to make sure vaccine-hesitant Westchester residents get their COVID-19 shots. Lindsay Farrell has led those efforts as its president and CEO, a role she has held since 1998.

During her time with the organization, its budget has grown to $59 million, and the medical center has increased the number of patients it serves to 60,000.

73 DARREN MORTON MOUNT VERNON COMPTROLLER-ELECT Mount Vernon’s newly elected comptroller, the Rev. Darren Morton, faces an uphill battle once he enters office next year. Current Mount Vernon Comptroller Deborah Reynolds has feuded with Mount Vernon Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard this past year as the city’s bills piled up, and the city has historically struggled to get its finances in order. Morton’s varied

Hunger has been a persistent problem for Westchester’s low-income residents throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and Karen Erren has been fighting it as president and CEO of Feeding Westchester, one of the region’s largest food banks. The nonprofit distributed about 22 million pounds of food last year – doubling its efforts compared to 2019 – and worked closely with a network of 300 local food pantries and charities to get it done.

75 NICHOLAS SINGER CO-FOUNDER Standard Amusements After extended deliberations, Westchester lawmakers approved a bankruptcy court settlement with Standard Amusements that would leave the company in charge of operations at Playland Amusement Park in Rye. Nicholas Singer, Standard Amusements co-founder, applauded the agreement after a long delay since its initial contract with the county agreed to under the previous administration was terminated by current Westchester County Executive George Latimer. The new agreement with Standard Amusements comes with more requirements for park


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improvements and greater oversight from the county.

prevent employers from asking about criminal convictions and managing appointments to boards such as the Rent Guidelines Board. Majority Leader Shimsky has focused on infrastructure and environmental issues during her legislative tenure, such as transportation improvements and storm preparedness in Westchester. Meanwhile, Vice Chair Williams is wrapping up her time in office after years working on legislation related to child care funding, human services and other issues. But her legacy will live on in her daughter, who is filling her seat starting next year.

76 SEAMUS CAREY PRESIDENT Iona College Iona College President Seamus Carey closed on a major deal this year, absorbing Concordia College’s campus and remaining students as of this fall. The newly acquired campus will now become a health sciences-focused school at Iona, which is continuing its expansion after launching a new nursing program last year – the latest indication of Carey’s dedication to boosting enrollment and expanding educational offerings at the college.

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Cristle Collins Judd is president at Sarah Lawrence College.

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TAI JOHNSON

CEO

Sarah Lawrence College

SPECIAL ADVISOR

Under Cristle Collins Judd’s leadership, Sarah Lawrence College secured its largest donation this fall: a $20 million gift to support the college’s strategic plans. It’s just one example of how Judd has transformed the college’s trajectory since becoming president in 2017. Other notable achievements include her shepherding of the school’s successful $200 million capital campaign – which resulted in the creation of the college’s first new building in 15 years – and establishing partnerships with local community colleges to support potential transfer students.

Office of state Attorney General Letitia James

CHRISTOPHER JOHNSON, MARYJANE SHIMSKY & ALFREDA WILLIAMS MAJORITY WHIP; MAJORITY LEADER; VICE CHAIR

The 78-year-old Westchester Jewish Community Services is one of the county’s largest human services nonprofits. Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, Seth Diamond has worked to keep up its numerous programs that provide mental health treatment, access to group homes for adults with disabilities and early childhood education for local youth. As part of that effort, New York state delivered $25,000 in federal funding to the nonprofit earlier this year to support students and families throughout the health crisis.

CRISTLE COLLINS JUDD

State Attorney General Letitia James has become a prominent leader in New York and nationally, spearheading high-profile lawsuits against former President Donald Trump and leading the investigation into former Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s sexual harassment accusations. As James’ special adviser, Tai Johnson plays a key, behindthe-scenes role supporting the attorney general’s work. She previously also worked as intergovernmental affairs director for James when she was New York City public advocate.

Westchester County Board of Legislators Westchester County Legislators Christopher Johnson, MaryJane Shimsky and Alfreda Williams hold key leadership posts on the Board of Legislators. And with Democrats holding a majority on the legislative body – and continuing to do so into next year – that allows these lawmakers to drive new policies shaping Westchester. Majority Whip Johnson has represented Yonkers in the Westchester County Board of Legislators since 2017, working on legislation to

SETH DIAMOND Westchester Jewish Community Services


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81 DEAN BENDER, ELIZABETH BRACKENTHOMPSON & GEOFF THOMPSON PARTNERS Thompson & Bender The Business Council of Westchester, United Way of Westchester and Putnam and Westchester Community College are just a few of the prominent groups that have sought out Thompson & Bender’s help with advertising, marketing and public relations campaigns. The firm is headed by partners Dean Bender, Elizabeth Bracken-Thompson and Geoff Thompson. Bender and Thompson focus on public relations, crisis management and governmental relations, while Bracken-Thompson manages the firm’s advertising, marketing and special events efforts.

DON HAMERMAN; WESTCHESTER JEWISH COMMUNITY SERVICES DEVELOPMENT OFFICE

82 ROBERT AMLER DEAN, SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES AND PRACTICE New York Medical College As one of Westchester’s top experts in disaster medicine, Robert Amler has provided important guidance on responding to the coronavirus pandemic. He has previously held top posts in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, having

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worked on regional hospital preparedness for emergencies and coordinated on anthrax response. Amler now serves as the dean of New York Medical College’s School of Health Sciences and Practice.

83 TONY ALFANO & JACCEL KOUNS EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital; Montefiore Mount Vernon Hospital Tony Alfano has led Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital since 2013, helping to build up the hospital after Montefiore took control of the fiscally unsound Sound Shore Medical Center. The 242-bed facility has transformed significantly since then, especially after it completed its $44.3 million renovation project this year. Montefiore Mount Vernon Hospital also launched in 2013, with Jaccel Kouns taking over as vice president and executive director a year later. Having been with Montefiore since 1994, Kouns has also played a major role bolstering the hospital’s inpatient, critical care and ambulatory services.

84 MARTIN BERGER & MICHAEL KLINGER MANAGING MEMBERS Saber Real Estate Advisors Saber Real Estate Advisors has more than $2 billion worth of developments

Gurian's organization won a major victory against housing segregation.

and acquisitions under its belt. The Armonk-based company’s continued success is driven by longtime real estate professionals Martin Berger and Michael Klinger. Berger founded McCann Development Series II – the predecessor to Saber – and spearheaded projects such as the Rivertowns Square in Dobbs Ferry and The Collection in White Plains. Klinger’s background includes 12 years spent managing real estate investments for The Blackstone Group and Related Companies.

85 CRAIG GURIAN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Anti-Discrimination Center The Anti-Discrimination Center launched a lawsuit in 2006 that resulted in a major settlement requiring Westchester County to take more substantial steps to desegregate its communities by building more affordable housing. A federal judge determined this summer that the county has fulfilled the terms of the settlement, thus winding down Westchester’s housing obligations. But the center’s leader, Craig Gurian, has called the decision premature and continues to fight for fair housing.

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and support to Hispanic businesses throughout the county. They each have plenty of business expertise: Monroy served as director of consulting services at Strategy Leaders, and Frederico works as senior relationship manager and vice president in commercial banking at TD Bank. Under their leadership, the chamber has provided vital guidance for COVID-19 aid and training to local business owners.

87 MICHAEL GEISLER PRESIDENT Manhattanville College In Michael Geisler’s five years heading Manhattanville College, he has worked to expand and enhance educational initiatives for its approximately 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students. Under his direction, the Purchase-based college opened a new School of Nursing and Health Sciences, as well as a Center for Design Thinking that helps shape learning courses, college offices and other facets of the campus. Geisler has also launched numerous initiatives focused on improving diversity, equity and inclusion at Manhattanville.

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PRESIDENT; CHAIR

Community Voices Heard

Westchester Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Juanita Lewis is a longtime organizer with Community Voices Heard who most recently led advocacy efforts for the progressive organization in the Hudson Valley. Throughout her time as an organizer, Lewis has

Eddie Monroy and Aleida Frederico work to ensure the Westchester Hispanic Chamber of Commerce provides vital guidance

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spearheaded initiatives to politically mobilize Black women statewide and successfully pushed Westchester officials to dedicate more funding for social programs. As Community Voices Heard’s executive director, a position she started this summer, she is focused on helping the organization’s activism expand even further.

of news for the biggest shifts in the county’s business community and its biggest movers and shakers.

93 DAMON JONES & AJ WOODSON PUBLISHER; EDITOR-INCHIEF

89 CATHERINE LEDERER-PLASKETT PRESIDENT AND CHAIR

Black Westchester Catherine LedererPlaskett is president and chair of WCLA Choice Matters.

WCLA - Choice Matters Catherine Lederer-Plaskett’s top priority is fighting for reproductive rights. Through her political action committee, WCLA - Choice Matters, Lederer-Plaskett has opposed the Texas law banning abortions after six weeks of pregnancy and has pushed to cement New York as a safe state for people across the country seeking abortions. Her group is also active in electoral politics in Westchester, endorsing Democrats who support abortion-rights across local and countywide races this year.

90 JANICE GRIFFITH PRESIDENT White Plains/Greenburgh NAACP Branch White Plains Mayor Tom Roach tapped Janice Griffith to chair the city’s new Police Reform Committee last year to develop potential plans to change policing practices. Griffith, the president of the NAACP branch encompassing White Plains and Greenburgh, launched a series of public

hearings and coordinated with other leaders on the committee to ultimately create a draft report this past March. Its recommendations included creating a Civilian Complaint Review Board and providing more public data on arrests.

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Latimer recently proposed a $28 million capital investment for the airport, which offers flights operated by seven passenger airlines for travelers in the tri-state area.

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PETER SCHERRER

PRESIDENT AND CEO

MANAGER

Today Media

Westchester County Airport

Robert Martinelli oversees the production of Westchester’s premier publication spotlighting its latest events, developments and influential leaders: Westchester Magazine. His family-owned media company, Today Media, owns it and many other glossy magazines and titles spanning the Hudson Valley, the state of Delaware and other areas. Under his oversight, Westchester Magazine continues to be a go-to source

Peter Scherrer has guided the Westchester County Airport through the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, navigating new safety measures and contending with a declining number of passengers. Now, the countyrun airport near White Plains is seeing an upswing in usage as coronavirus vaccination rates have improved. Westchester County Executive George

The county-run airport is seeing an uptick in flights as vaccine rates improve.

Black Westchester is a popular news source for people of color in Westchester, providing a range of articles and radio shows focused on politics, culture and other top issues in the county. The seven-year-old magazine’s work is directed by publisher Damon Jones – who is also an outspoken local activist and county correction officer – and AJ Woodson, who serves as the publication’s editor-in-chief. Black Westchester has become an important source for local political stories, both in Mount Vernon and countywide government.

94 THOMAS LESLIE SHAREHOLDER Greenberg Traurig Some of the country’s largest financial institutions count on Thomas Leslie’s expertise. As the managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s office in Westchester County, he focuses on guiding his clients through purchasing and selling real estate, handling loan portfolios and financing collateral. Leslie has a strong background in zoning and planning matters locally as well, having previously been special counsel to the Village of Bronxville Planning Board.


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and more than eight years as a justice on the state Supreme Court. He uses that experience now as an appellate, municipal and commercial litigator.

97 95 STACEY COHEN PRESIDENT AND CEO Co-Communications Stacey Cohen heads CoCommunications, a firm she founded in 1997 that dispenses key marketing and public relations insight to clients in real estate, health care, education and other sectors. Her organization has spearheaded campaigns on behalf of organizations such as Manhattanville College and the Construction Industry Council, which sought help on a campaign to rebuild the Tappan Zee Bridge, now known as the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge.

DOMINIQUE SHUMINOVA; RANDI CHILDS; CATHY PINSKY/PINSKY STUDIO

96 JEFFREY COHEN & ROBERT SPOLZINO OF COUNSEL; PARTNER Abrams Fensterman Jeffrey Cohen and Robert Spolzino are two of Abrams Fensterman’s highpowered attorneys based in Westchester. Cohen is a retired appellate justice and former Westchester County Court judge who serves as of counsel at the law firm, with a hand in its appellate, litigation, municipal and whitecollar criminal law practices. Currently a partner at Abrams Fensterman, Spolzino has spent 35 years as an attorney

TOM GABRIEL PRESIDENT AND CEO United Way of Westchester and Putnam Longtime nonprofit executive Tom Gabriel has served as president and CEO of United Way of Westchester and Putnam since 2019, where he has managed its research on low-income households in Westchester and the programs it creates in response to those households’ needs. Under his leadership, the nonprofit got Westchester residents connected to the state’s rental relief program and committed funding to a new Westchester Center for Racial Equity launched by the YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester.

98 MEILING MACIAS-TORO PRESIDENT 100 Hispanic Women, Westchester Chapter For more than two decades, the nonprofit 100 Hispanic Women has sought to guide Latinas in Westchester into leadership roles. As its president, Meiling Macias-Toro helps the organization achieve that goal through scholarship programs and networking events for local residents. She is a business leader in her own right, having founded MMT Media Inc. and having gained extensive experience in content production across a number of advertising agencies.

Tom Gabriel is president and CEO of United Way of Westchester and Putnam.

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DIANA SANCHEZ

CYNTHIA DELFINO

CO-FOUNDER

PRESIDENT AND CEO

Yonkers Sanctuary Movement

YMCA of Central Northern Westchester

Community organizer Diana Sanchez advocates on behalf of undocumented immigrants in Yonkers and across Westchester County. She co-founded the Yonkers Sanctuary Movement, a grassroots group that fights for immigrant rights, alongside other progressive organizations, and is also a board member at the Hudson Valley Community Coalition. Over the past year, Sanchez fought for the passage of the Excluded Workers Fund to provide aid to undocumented workers.

Under Cynthia Delfino’s leadership, the YMCA of Central Northern Westchester continued to provide Westchester youth with vital programs and services throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The nonprofit raised $303,180 to provide families with financial assistance to cover the costs of summer camp and child care last year and served 600 children across locations in North Salem, Putnam Valley and White Plains. Delfino is now in her eighth year leading the organization.


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Notice of Formation of JVM PROPERTIES LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 8/11/21.Office location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may b e ser ve d . SSNY mail process to 107-24 71st Rd, Apt. PH3B, Forest Hills, NY 11375.Any lawful purpose. Notice of formation of Third Road Partners CC LLC. Articles of Org filed with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/14/2021. Office location: New York County. SSNY has been designated as an agent upon whom process against it may be served. The Post Office address to which SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him is: Erik C. Tiltmann, 234 E 83 StNew York, NY 10028. The principal business address of the LLC is: New York . Purpose: any law ful ac tivit y. TIDEWATER MARINE LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the S SN Y on 09/09/2021. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 245 Eighth Avenue, Ste 169, NY, NY 10014. Reg Agent: Doug Manowitz, 245 Eighth Avenue, Ste 169, NY, NY 10014. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.

Notice of Qualification of TWFG INSURANCE SERVICES, LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 07/20/21. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Texas (TX) on 03/09/18. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1201 Lake Woodlands Dr., Ste. 4020, The Woodlands, TX 77380, also the address to be maintained in TX. Arts of Org. filed with the Secy. of State, Mailing Address: Corporations Section P.O. Box 13697, Austin, TX 78711-3697, Delivery Address: 1019 Brazos St., Austin, TX 78711. Purpose: any lawful activities. Notice of Formation of Patricia A . Cocozza LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 10/12/21. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 8 Rosa Ct, Centereach, NY 11720. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of ALLIANCE COLLECTIVE, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 7/14/21.Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 1663 Woodbine St, #3L, Ridgewood, NY 11385. Any lawful purpose.

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Notice of Formation of Peterra Kitchen, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 10/7/21. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 30 Bayard St #3E, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Any law ful purpose.

Notice of Formation of RIVINGTON 3A, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 9/17/21.Office location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to Phillips Nizer LLP, 485 Lexington Ave, New York, PA 10017. Any law ful purpose.

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Notice of Formation of 499 ATLANTIC AVENUE BROOK LYN RE ALT Y LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 10/7/21. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 107 3rd Place, Brooklyn, NY 11231. Any lawful purpose. Form of notice for onpremises license. Notice is hereby given that a license, number (1339314) for beer, wine, liquor, and cider has been applied for by the undersigned to sell beer, wine, liquor, and cider at retail in a Restaurant under the A l c o h o l i c B e ve r a g e Control Law at 237 5th Ave Brooklyn, NY 11215 for on premises consumption. Brooklyn D O P LLC Notice of Formation of 1PPW9D, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 10/15/21. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 1 Prospect Park West, Apt 9D, Brooklyn, NY 11215. Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of 139 Port Richmond LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 6/08/21.Office location: Richmond SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 139 Port Richmond Ave, Staten Island, NY 10302. Any law ful purpose. Notice of Formation of 220 WEST 148TH STREET UNIT 4P LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/26/21. O f f ice location: N Y County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: CCS Global Solutions, Inc., 530 Seventh Ave., Ste. 508, NY, NY 10018. Purpose: any lawful activities. Notice of Formation of 7512 LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 9/16/21.Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 1472 43rd St., Apt. D3, Brooklyn, NY 11219. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Form. of Toldos Yosef LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 8/4/21. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 1568 E 18th St, Brooklyn, NY 11230. Any lawful purpose.


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Notice of Formation of ELIZ ABETH MICHEL GARDEN DESIGN, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 4/11/16. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served S SN Y mail proces s to 326a president St. BROOKLYN, NY 11231. Any law ful purpose. Notice of Formation of GERKEN VENTURES, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 9/15/21. Office location: Ontario SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 30 65 Oakmount Rd Bloomfield, NY 14469. Any law ful purpose. Notice of Formation of GRANDMA BLANCHE LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 10/5/21. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 1634 E 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11230. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of ISA54 LLC filed with SSNY on July 13, 2021. O f f ic e: We s tc he s te r County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 2295 Route 82 Lagrangeville, NY 12540. Purpose: any lawful act or activity.

Notice of Formation of 362 LACO, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 10/17/16.Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 2906 SHELL RD, BROOKLYN, NY 11224. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of MAKEUP BY ERICA ROSE LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 9/27/21.Office location: Richmond SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 384 N Railroad Ave, Staten Island, NY 10304. Any lawful purpose. Notice of formation of E68 PARK LLC. Arts of Org filed with Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/5/21. Office location: N Y C o u n t y. S S N Y designated as agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to: P.O Box 140724, S.I, NY 10314. Purpose: any lawful act. Notice of Formation of NinaH, LLC filed with SSNY on 09/27/2021. Office: New York County. SSNY agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: Crepes Columbus 990 Columbus Avenue, Ground floor New York, NEW YORK 10025. Purpose: any lawful act or activity.

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ACCOUNTING PROCEEDING FILE NO. 2019-1855/A CITATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK TO: Unknown Distributees Donald Edmonds Linda Darroch Short Kenneth Edmonds Bruce Darroch Robert Edmonds Donald Darroch Attorney General of the State of New York To Donald Darroch Donald Edmonds, Kenneth Edmonds, and Robert Edmonds, whose whereabouts are unknown, if living, and if they died subsequent to the decedent herein, to their executors, administrators, legatees, devisees, assignees and successors in interest whose names and places of residence are unknown and cannot, after diligent inquiry, be ascertained by the petitioner herein. To the spouse, if any, and any and all other unknown distributees and creditors of JOAN WHYTE, a/k/a JOAN D. WHYTE, deceased, whose whereabouts are unknown and if any of the aforesaid persons be dead, to their heirs at law, next of kin and distributees whose names and places of residence are unknown and if the persons died subsequent to the decedent herein, to their executors, administrators, legatees, devisees, assignees and successors in interest whose names and places of residence are unknown and to all other heirs at law, next of kin and distributees of JOAN WHYTE, a/k/a JOAN D. WHYTE, the decedent herein, whose names and places of residence are unknown and cannot after due diligence be ascertained. A petition and an account having been duly filed by the Public Administrator of the County of New York, who maintains an office at 31 Chambers Street, Room 311, New York, New York 10007, United States. YOU ARE HEREBY CITED TO SHOW CAUSE before the New York County Surrogate’s Court at 31 Chambers Street, New York, New York, on DECMEBER 16, 2021 at 9:30 A.M., why the following relief stated in the account of proceedings, a copy of the summary statement thereof being attached hereto, of the Public Administrator of the County of New York as administrator of the goods, chattels, and credits of said deceased, should not be granted: (i) that her account be judicially settled; (ii) that the Surrogate approve the reasonable and necessary amount of compensation as reported in Schedules C and C-1 of the account of proceedings to the attorney for the petitioner for legal expenses rendered to the petitioner herein; (iii) that a hearing be held to determine the identity of the distributees, at which time proof pursuant to SCPA § 2225 may be presented, or in the alternative, that the balance of the funds be deposited with the Commissioner of Finance of the City of New York for the benefit of the decedent’s unknown distributees; (iv) that the persons above mentioned, and all necessary and proper persons be cited to show cause why such relief should not be granted; (v) that an order be granted pursuant to SCPA § 307 where required or directed; and (vi) for such other and further relief as the Court may deem just and proper. • To all Parties: No in-person appearances shall be made at the return date. If you wish to object to this matter, you may do so in writing in accordance with the annexed New York County Surrogate’s Court notice to Cited Parties. Dated, Attested and Sealed, October 22, 2021 HON. RITA MELLA SURROGATE Diana Sanabria Chief Clerk Schram Graber & Opell P.C. Counsel to the Public Administrator, New York County, 11 Park Place, Suite 1008, New York, New York, 10007 (212) 896-3310 Note: This citation is served upon you as required by law. You are not required to appear. If you fail to appear it will be assumed that you do not object to the relief requested. You have the right to have an attorney-at-law appear for you and you or your attorney may request a copy of the full account from the petitioner or petitioner’s attorney. SURROGATE’S COURT OF THE COUNTY OF NEW YORK 31 CHAMBERS STREET NEW YORK, NY 10007 (646) 386-5002

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Notice of Formation of ABINGTON CALEB CREEK NC, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 10/04/21. Office location New York SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 950 Third Ave 27th Floor New York, NY 10022. Any law ful purpose. Notice of Formation of Markwood Enterprises (NY) Mgmt LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 10/1/21. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 8383 Wilshire Blvd., Ste 336, Beverly Hills, CA 90211. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of HAMMOND LUXURY LIVING LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 8/3/21. Office location: Orange SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 1170 Rt. 17M Ste # 3, Chester, NY 10918. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of WEALTH FUNDS LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 7/30/21.Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 164 79TH ST Apt. 37 G, BROOKLYN, NY 11209. Any law ful purpose. Notice of Formation of J. SMITH & SONS E NTE R PR ISE S LLC . Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 10/6/21. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 3103 Foster Ave., Apt 5C, Brooklyn, NY 11210. Any law ful purpose. Notice of Formation of AAAP PRODUCTIONS, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 9/14/21. Office location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 178 East 80th St Suite #2a, New York, NY 10075. Any law ful purpose.

Notice of Formation of CA N D I C E WO O P S Y C H O L O G Y PLLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 1 0/ 2 6 / 2 1 . O f f i c e location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may b e ser ve d . S SN Y mail process t o C/O C o r p o r a t e Creations Network Inc. 600 Mamaroneck Ave #400, Harrison, NY 10528.Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of VIRNA’S KIDDIE CAVE, LLC filed with SSNY on September 15, 2021. Office: NEW YORK County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 830 West 177 Street Apt 2F New York, NY 10033. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Notice of Formation of Mogila Law Group, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 8/26/21. Office location: New York County. NY Sec. of State designated agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served, and shall mail process to 153 Central Ave, Ste 30 03 , West field, NJ 07091. Purpose: practice of the profession of law. Premier Credit & Margin Consulting LLC Art. of Org. Filed Sec of State of New York 10/13/2021. Off. Loc.: Richmond Co. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY to mail copy of process to the LLC, 1000 Clove Road, Apt LO, Staten Island, NY 10301. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity. Notice of Formation of 215 CALYER LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/05/21. Office location: Kings County. Princ. office of LLC: 75-20 Penelope Ave, Middle Village, NY 11379. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, c/o Franciszka Cielepak at the princ. office of the LLC. Purpose: Any law ful ac tivit y.


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SUPPLEMENTAL PUBLICATION NOTICE OF CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT SUPREME COURT STATE OF NEW YORK - WESTCHESTER COUNTY INDEX NO. 51015/2016 VELASQUEZ v. SUNSTONE RED OAK LLC d/b/a RENAISSANCE WESTCHESTER HOTEL TO: All individuals who performed work as servers, attendants, bussers, bartenders, food runners, captains, or in related service positions at Defendants’ catered and banquet events from January 2010 to the present (“the Relevant Period”), including those at the facility commonly known as the Renaissance Westchester Hotel. This Notice relates to a class action litigation that is currently pending before Hon. Lawrence H. Ecker, J.S.C. and advancing towards trial. Publication has been authorized by a New York State court. It contains important information as to your rights including electing to not to be included in the class. Marianella Velasquez (“Plaintiff”) filed a lawsuit in 2016 alleging claims for unpaid gratuities against SUNSTONE RED OAK, LLC d/b/a RENAISSANCE WESTCHESTER HOTEL, SUNSTONE RED OAK LESSEE, INC., SUNSTONE HOTEL TRS LESSEE, INC., HIGHGATE HOTELS, L.P., JOHN V. ARABIA; PAUL R. WOMBLE; RICKEY WHITWORTH; BRYAN A. GIGLIA; ROBERT SPRINGER; and any other related entities, (“Defendants” or “Renaissance Westchester”). Defendants deny any wrongdoing and maintain that all workers were compensated in accordance with the law. The Court has not decided who is right and who is wrong or who would prevail at trial. You are receiving this Notice to advise you of your rights and the current status of the lawsuit, including that the this case is currently being scheduled for trial before Judge Ecker with a date to be set in the immediate future – likely during 2021. You have the right to appear if you wish. To find out more about your rights and the status of the lawsuit visit https://www. lmblaw.com/renais sancewestchester If you performed work at the Renaissance Westchester Hotel in West Harrison as a server, attendant, busser, bartender, runner, or in any other related service position for catered and banquet events at any time from January 2010 to the present you are a member of the Class, and do not need to do anything to join this lawsuit. The law firm of Leeds Brown Law, P.C., One Old Country Road, Suite 347, Carle Place, New York 11514 has been designated as legal counsel to represent you and the other Class Members. These lawyers are called Class Counsel. If you have any questions about this lawsuit, or would like further information about this notice, you can contact Class Counsel Michael Tompkins, Esq. of Leeds Brown Law, P.C. at (516) 873-9550 or mtompkins@leedsbrownlaw.com. This lawsuit is about alleged charges that were paid by catering customers for Defendants’ catered events dating back to 2010. Plaintiffs assert that those charges are gratuities under Labor Law § 196-d and are owed to the service employees that worked those events.

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Notice of Formation of TOP TIER HOME IMPROVEMENT LLC. .Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 8/27/21.Office location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 90 William St Apt 2g, New York, NY 10038. Any law ful purpose. Notice of Formation of 458 20TH APARTMENTS LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 9/1/21. Office location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to Greenberg Traurig LLP, 500 Campus Dr Ste 400, Florham Park, NJ, 07932. Any law ful purpose. Notice of Formation of K ARJUSTER LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 9/29/21.Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 130 William Street #34A, New York, NY 10038. Any law ful purpose. Notice of Formation of MACKBOYSRNL LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 10/6/21.Office location: Richmond SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 14 Fountayne Ln Manalapan, NJ 07726. Any law ful purpose.

Notice of Formation of 709 MONROE STREET BROOKLYN LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 10/12/21. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 485 Lexington Ave New York, NY 10017. Any law ful purpose.

Notice of Formation of HANNAN PROPERTIES, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 9/16/21. Office location: Wayne. SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. S SN Y mail proces s to 3685 Lake Road, Williamson, NY 14589. Any law ful purpose.

Notice of Formation of FACE2FACE FX, LLC filed with SSNY on March 26, 2021. Office: NY County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 30 E 42ND ST, BROOKLYN, NY 10003. Purpose: any lawful act or activity.

Notice of Formation of J. SMITH & SONS E NTE R PR ISE S LLC . Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 10/6/21. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 3103 Foster Ave., Apt 5C, Brooklyn, NY 11210. Any law ful purpose.

Notice of Formation of BETZ LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 10/12/21. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 900 Third Ave 13th Fl New York, NY 10022. Any law ful purpose.

Notice of Formation of LTCP HE 43 COTTAGE INVESTORS LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 7/20/21. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 444 Madison Ave 6th Floor, New York, NY 10022. Any law ful purpose.

Notice of Formation of DAILY GOODS ZERO IRVING LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 8/2/21.Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 124 East 14th Street, New York, NY 10003. Any law ful purpose.

Notice of Formation of 257 MANHATTAN AVE LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 2/19/21. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 150 East 58th St 20th Floor, New York, NY 10155. Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of 501 BROADWAY CP LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 9/28/21. Of fice location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to c/o: Phillips Nizer LLP, 485 Lexington Ave New York, NY 10017. Any law ful purpose.

Notice of Formation of 845UN 78B, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 10/11/21.Office location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 845 United Nations Plaza, Unit 78b, New York, NY 10017.Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of MZC PARTNERS II LLC. .Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 8/10/21. Office location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 148 Madison Ave 11th Floor New York, NY, 10016. Any law ful purpose.

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REDBACK LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 10/13/2021. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Hubco Registered Agent Services, Inc., 238 W. Jericho Turnpike, H untin g to n S t ati o n , NY 11746. Reg Agent: Hubco Registered Agent Services, Inc., 238 W. Jericho Turnpike, H untin g to n S t ati o n , N Y 1174 6 . Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Notice of Formation of YARRA GROUP LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY ) on 10/14/21. O f fice location: N Y County. SSNY designated a s a g e n t o f L LC upon whom process agains t it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 2 5 B ond S t . , A pt . 4W, NY, NY 10 012 . Purpose: Any lawful activity.

Notice of Formation of LTCP HE 43 MANAGER LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 7/20/21. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to Attn: Eli D. Greenberg, Esq., 444 Madison Ave 6th Floor, New York, NY 10022. Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of REDWOOD MUSIC ROYALTY PARTNERS, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/15/21. O f fice location: N Y County. SSNY designated a s a g e n t o f L LC upon whom process agains t it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. Purpose: Any law ful ac tivit y.

Notice of Formation of PARTAYRAE LLC. .Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 8/10/21.Office location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 515 West 18th St Apt 707, New York, NY 10011.Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of Arias Online LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 10/13/21.Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 9616 Farragut Rd Brooklyn, NY 11236. Any law ful purpose.

Notice of Formation of 255 MANHATTAN AVE LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 2/19/21. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 150 East 58th St 20th Floor, New York, NY 10155. Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of Nexus Nutrition, LLC filed with SSNY on 8/26. Office: Chemung County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 39 Philo Road West, Elmira, NY, 14903. Purpose: any lawful act or activity.


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YLC Consultant LLC, Arts of Org filed with SSNY on 10/27/20. Off. Loc.: New York County, SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: The LLC, 40 Bowery 1st Fl, New York, NY 1 0 0 13 . Purp o s e: to engage in any lawful act. QED QED LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 10/25/2021. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 931 Madison Ave, Suite 3R, NY, NY 10021. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Notice of Formation of YAT STUDIO, LLC filed with SSNY on 10/04/2021. Office: KINGS County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 91 KINGSL AND AVE. #2, BROOKLYN, NY, 11222, USA. Purpose: any lawful act or activity.

Notice of Formation of Studio DNA LLC filed with SSNY on 8/25/2021. Office: New York County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 456 Washington St., Apt. 3H, New York, New York 10013. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Notice of formation of limited liabilit y company (LLC). Name: FA B R I C P O S T L L C . Articles of Organization filed with Secretay of State of New York (SSNY) on 10/11/2021. 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 The Limited Liabity Comany, 833 44th St, Apt 1f Brooklyn, NY, 11220. Purpose/character of LLC: Any Lawful Purpose

Notice of Formation of FLOWER ART NY, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY ) on 10/15/21. O f fice location: N Y County. SSNY designated a s a g e n t o f L LC upon whom process agains t it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Nobue Sandoz, 50 W. 76th St. , NY, NY 10 023 . Purpose: Any lawful activity.

Notice of Formation of A PLACE FOR HEALING COACHING/PODCAST/ PHOTOGRAPHY LLC filed with SSNY on 8/20/21. Office: Kings. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 415 Pennsylvania Ave, Apt #3, Brooklyn, NY, 11207. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Notice of Formation of Healthcare.com Insurance Ser vices, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/30/2021. Office location: Westchester Count y. SSNY designated as agent of Limited Liability Company (LLC) upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY should mail process to C orporate Creations Net work , Inc 60 0 Mamaroneck Avenue #400 Harrison, NY 10528. Purpose: helps educate consumers about their healthcare choices Notice of Qual. of 22 CENTURY, LLC. Auth. filed with SSNY on 9/14/21. Office location: KINGS. LLC formed in MA on 6/14/14. SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to: 90 State St. Albany, NY 12207. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secretary of the Commonwealth Public Records Division McCormack Building One Ashburton Place, Room 1719 Boston, MA 02108. Any law ful purpose.

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NOTIFICACIÓN DE PUBLICACIÓN COMPLEMENTARIA DE JUICIO DE ACCIÓN DE CLASE CORTE SUPREMA DEL ESTADO DE NUEVA YORK - CONDADO DE WESTCHESTER ÍNDICE N.º 51015/2016 VELASQUEZ v. SUNSTONE RED OAK LLC que opera comercialmente como RENAISSANCE WESTCHESTER HOTEL PARA: Todas las personas que desempeñan trabajo como camareros, asistentes, ayudantes de camareros, cantineros, mensajeros, capitanes o puestos de servicio relacionados en los eventos de comidas y banquetes de los Demandados desde enero del 2010 al presente (el “Período Relevante”), incluso aquellos en la instalación comúnmente conocida como Renaissance Westchester Hotel. Esta Notificación se relaciona con un litigio de acción de clase que tramita actualmente ante el Hon. Lawrence H. Ecker, J.S.C. y que avanza a un juicio. La publicación ha sido autorizada por una corte del estado de Nueva York. Contiene información importante sobre sus derechos, incluso su elección a no ser incluido en la clase. Marianella Velasquez (“Demandante”) presentó un juicio en 2016 argumentando reclamos por propinas impagas contra SUNSTONE RED OAK, LLC que opera comercialmente como RENAISSANCE WESTCHESTER HOTEL, SUNSTONE RED OAK LESSEE, INC., SUNSTONE HOTEL TRS LESSEE, INC., HIGHGATE HOTELS, L.P., JOHN V. ARABIA; PAUL R. WOMBLE; RICKEY WHITWORTH; BRYAN A. GIGLIA; ROBERT SPRINGER; y otras entidades relacionadas, (“Demandados” o “Renaissance Westchester”). Los Demandados niegan todo hecho ilícito y sostienen que todos los trabajadores fueron compensados conforme a la ley. La Corte aún no ha decidido quién tiene razón y quién no, o quién ganará el juicio. Recibe esta Notificación para informarle sus derechos y la condición del juicio, lo que incluye que el juicio para este caso actualmente está programado para realizarse ante el Juez Ecker con una fecha a fijar próximamente, posiblemente durante 2021. Usted tiene derecho a comparecer si lo desea. Para más información sobre sus derechos y el estado del juicio, visite https://www. lmblaw.com/renaissancewestchester Si desempeñó algún trabajo en Renaissance Westchester Hotel en West Harrison como camarero, asistente, ayudante de camarero, cantinero, mensajero o cualquier otro puesto de servicio en eventos de comidas y banquetes en cualquier momento entre enero del 2010 y el presente es un miembro de la Clase, y no necesita hacer nada para participar en este juicio. El estudio jurídico Leeds Brown Law, P.C., One Old Country Road, Suite 347, Carle Place, Nueva York 11514, ha sido nombrado como abogado legal para que lo represente a usted y a otros Miembros de la Clase. Estos abogados se denominan Abogados de la Clase. Si tiene preguntas sobre este juicio, o si desea más información sobre esta notificación, puede contactar al Abogado de la Clase Michael Tompkins, Esq. de Leeds Brown Law, P.C. al (516) 873-9550 o en mtompkins@leedsbrownlaw.com. El juicio trata sobre supuestos cargos que los clientes de las comidas pagaron en los eventos de comidas de los Demandados desde el 2010. Los Demandantes afirman que esos cargos son propinas conforme al artículo 196-d de la Ley Laboral y que se deben a los empleados de servicios que trabajaron en esos eventos.

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Notice of Formation of PivotHealth Holdings, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/30/2021. Office location: Westchester Count y. SSNY designated as agent of Limited Liability Company (LLC) upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY should mail process to C orporate Creations Net work , Inc 60 0 Mamaroneck Avenue #400 Harrison, NY 10528. Purpose: Insurance product development, management, and marketing company. Notice of Formation of JASON PANG, DDS, PLLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 8/30/21. Office location: New York SSNY desg. As agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 501 5th avenue, #703, New York, NY 10017. Any law ful purpose. Notice of Formation of 125 9 WASHINGTON STREET LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 9/30/21. Office location FRANKLIN SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 9312 Raes Creek Place, Palmetto, FL 34221. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of CZ33D, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 1 0/ 2 0/ 2 1 . O f f i c e location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 60 E. 56th St New York, NY 10022.Any lawful purpose. SA2406 FRANKFORD REALTY, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 11/01/2021. Of fice 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, 42 West 39th Street FL 6, NY, NY 10018. Reg Agent: John Behette, 42 West 39th Street FL 6, NY, NY 10018. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.

Notice of Formation of 250C WINTHROP LLC filed with SSNY on 06/09/2021. Office: Kings County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 1094 NOSTRAND AVENUE B R O O K LY N , NY 112 25 Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Notice of Formation o f D E E PE R W E L L PHYSICAL THERAPY, PLLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 10/26/21. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 433 7th Ave., #4 Brooklyn, NY 11215. Any law ful purpose.

Notice of Formation of GATEWAY TO THE WEST NY VETERINARY CARE PLLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY ) on 10/15/21. Office location: N Y C o u n t y. S S N Y designated as agent of P L LC u p o n w h o m p ro c e s s a g ain s t i t may be served. SSNY shall mail process to C orp oration S er vice C o. , 8 0 S tate S t . , A lb any, N Y 1 2 2 0 72543. Purpose: Veterinar y medicine.

Notice of Formation of 200 Chambers 29E, LLC filed with SSNY on June 3, 2021. Office: New York County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: Robert Chavez, 250 W. Court Street, Suite 200E, Cincinnati, OH 45202. Purpose: any lawful act or activity.

Notice of Formation of ALLIANCE GLOBAL PA R T N E R S , LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 9/30/21.Office location: New York SSNY desg.as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. S SN Y mail process to 40 Wall St- 48th Floor, New York, NY 10005, Any lawful purpose


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November 22 – November 29, 2021

NOTICE TO CITED PARTIES You have been served with a citation for a matter that is scheduled to be heard at a New York County Surrogate’s Court calendar. Please be advised that at this time, this court is serving the public and court users primarily through virtual or electronic appearances; in-person appearances are limited at this time. The citation that you have received contains a return date. Please do not appear in the courthouse on that date. The following choices are available to you: - If you do not object to the relief requested, you do not need to contact the court or do anything else. - If you do object to the relief sought on the citation, you or your lawyer must send a document to the court signed by you or your lawyer indicating that: 1 . Yo u o b j e c t to t h e r e l i e f o r yo u are requesting discovery; OR 2 . You are requesting the opportunity to appear in person or by using Microsoft Teams or by telephone conference; OR 3 . You are requesting an adjournment to consult with or retain counsel. Your written response must be received by the court three (3) business days before the return date and must include either an email address or telephone number, or both where you or your lawyer can be reached during business hours. Your communication to the court may be sent by email to: Accounting_General@nycourts. gov or by mail addressed to the Accounting Department of this court at the address listed above. The attorney for the petitioner must be copied in your communication. If your written communication to the court indicates that you would like to proceed as described in choice number 1 above, your case may be referred to a court attorney-referee for a conference. The case will be adjourned to a future date, if you request the opportunity to appear in person or by electronic means or to consult or retain counsel (choices number 2 and 3). If you do not contact the court by the date on the citation, the record will reflect that you do not object to the relief requested. If an attorney plans to appear on your behalf, he or she must file a Notice of Appearance. This Notice may be filed by mail addressed to the Accounting Department of this court at the address listed above or through the e-filing system (NYSCEF), at www.nycourts.gov/efile . If you have questions about responding to the citation, you may contact the Accounting Department at Accounting_General@nycourts.gov . Please note that court staff are prohibited from giving legal advice but they are available to answer any question about procedure. The Accounting Department of the New Yo r k County Surrogate’s Court Notice of Formation of FCB PAR TNE R S II LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 10/25/21.Office location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to attn: Laurence Cohen, 9 West 57th St 29th Fl New York NY 10019.Any lawful purpose.

M C K E N N A MANAGEMENT & CONSULTANCY, LLC Art. Of Org. Filed Sec. of State of NY 10/5/2021. Of f. Loc.: Richmond Co. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY to mail copy of process to The LLC, 1 Coale Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10314. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity

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Notice of Formation of 1132 LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 10/20/21.Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 1132 64th St, Brooklyn, NY 11219. Any law ful purpose. Notice of Formation of 18 2 4 ANTHON Y AVENUE LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 03/10/21. Office location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 5 West 37th St 12th Fl, New York, NY 10018. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of ACCEL AUTO SALES LLC. Ar ts . Of Org. filed with SSNY on 10/14/21.Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 6324 20 Avenue Store A, Brooklyn, NY 11204. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of KISMET REALT Y NY LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 10/5/21. Office location: Bronx SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be s er ve d . S S N Y mail process to 197 Beach St Bronx, NY 10464. Any law ful purpose. Notice of Formation of BLUE MOUNTAIN CANNABIS LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 1 0/ 2 6 / 2 1 . O f f i c e location: Richmond SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 31 Locust Pl Staten Island, NY 10308. Any law ful purpose. Notice of Formation of 250A WINTHROP LLC filed with SSNY on 06/09/2021. Office: Kings County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 1094 NOSTRAND AVENUE B R O O K LY N , NY 112 25 Purpose: any lawful act or activity.

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Notice of Formation of 250B WINTHROP LLC filed with SSNY on 06/09/2021. Office: Kings County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 1094 NOSTRAND AVENUE B R O O K LY N , NY 112 25 Purpose: any lawful act or activity.

Notice of Formation of PHB BLE ECK E R LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 5/20/19. Of fice location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be s er ve d . S S N Y mail process to 444 Madison Ave 6th Floor, Attn: Jeffrey M. Schwartz, Esq, New Yo r k , NY 10022. Any law ful purpose.

Notice of Formation of UNIMAC YEAR 15 LLC, Arts of Org. filed with the SSNY on 10/26/2021. Office: Bronx 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, 1605 MLK Jr Blvd Ste 1D, Bronx, NY 10453. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity

Notice of Formation of AE Aesthetics , LLC filed with SSNY on 11/2/21. Office: Richmond County. SSNY designated agent, Kathleen Lenahan, of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: [1880 Hylan Blvd, Unit 2R-6, Staten Island, NY 10305]. Purpose: any lawful act or activity.

Notice of Form. of SUNNY & JERRY REALTY LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 1 0/ 2 5 / 2 0 2 1 . Office lo c ation: Chenango . SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 2 Iris Ln, Levittown, NY 11756. Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of ER SMILE BRIGHT, LLC. Ar ts . O f Org. filed with SSNY on 10/20/21.Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 218 Randolph St 2nd Fl Brooklyn, NY 11237. Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of JSBS CONSTRUCTION LLC. Ar ts . of Org. filed with SSNY on 9/24/21. Office location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 900 3rd Ave Floor 13, New York, NY 10022. Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of 204 JACKSON STREET, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 8/23/21.Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 204 Jackson St Brooklyn, NY 11211. Any law ful purpose.

Notice of Formation of WAITING ON A FRIEND, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 10/18/21. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 250 Park Ave 7th fl New York, NY 10177. Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of 245 BOERUM ST LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 10/26/21.Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 222 Spencer St Brooklyn, NY 11205. Any law ful purpose.

Notice of Formation of The Alliance NYC LLC. Arts of Org filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/24/21. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to: 355 S End Ave, 2M, NY NY 10280. R/A: 205 12th Ave, 1A, BK NY 11215. Purpose: Any lawful act. THE KARTEN ORGANIZATION, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 02/05/16. 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, 330 East 75th Street, Apt 2F, New York , N Y 10 021 . Purpose: Any law ful purpose. Notice of Qual. of WAVERLY DG LLC. Auth. filed with SSNY on 10/14/21. Office location: Tioga. LLC formed in DE on 9/27/21. SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to: 631 n. Us Hwy 1, Ste 100, North Palm Beach, FL 33408. Arts. of Org. filed with FL SOS.RA Gray Building 500 South Bronaugh St Tallahassee, FL 32399. Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of 72ND PROPERT Y LLC. Ar ts . O f Org. filed with SSNY on 9/9/21.Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 1433 72nd St Brooklyn, NY 11228. Any law ful purpose. Notice of Formation of BALI TSUN LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 7/8/21.Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 140 Smith St Brooklyn, NY 11201. Any lawful purpose.

Form of notice for onpremises license. Notice is hereby given that a license number 1339314 for beer, wine, and cider has been applied for by the undersigned to sell beer, wine, and cider at retail in a Restaurant under the A l c o h o l i c B e ve r a g e Control Law at 237 5th A v e Brooklyn, NY 11215 for on premises consumption. Brooklyn D O P LLC

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Notice of Formation of COERMISA HOLDINGS LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 11/02/21. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 139 Bay 10th St, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of LIT TLE SPRUCE ADK , LLC. Ar ts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 11/4/21. Office location: Hamilton SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 9 Highview Dr Stockholm, NY 07460. Any law ful purpose.

Notice of Formation of Corson St Ventures LLC. Ar ts . Of Org. filed with SSNY on 10/29/21.Office location: Richmond SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. S SN Y mail process to 427 Cortelyou Ave, Staten Island, NY 10312. Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of C.N.E.F. LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 1 0/ 2 0/ 2 1 . O f f i c e location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be s er ve d . S S N Y mail process to 90 Broad St 10th Floor, New York, NY 10004.Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of ZEMMOL HOLDINGS LLC. Ar ts . Of Org. filed with SSNY on 11/04/21.Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 1016 E. 9th St Brooklyn, NY 11230. Any law ful purpose. Notice of Formation of GENERAL CARPENTRY LLC. Ar ts . Of Org. filed with SSNY on 11/01/21. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 1866 Ocean Ave Apt 3A , Brooklyn, NY 11230. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of JBNash LLC. Arts. of O rg . f ile d with SSNY on 9/1/21.Office location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be s er ve d . S S N Y mail process to 51 Walker St. Apt. 7A, New York, NY 10013.Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of 184 HOLDINGS LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 7/12/21. Office location: Bronx SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 184 W 231st St Bronx, NY 10463. Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Qual. of M1 TORREY PINES REAL ESTATE LLC. Auth. filed with SSNY on 11/4/21. Office location: New York. LLC formed in DE on 10/22/21. SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to: 7844 Herschel Ave La Jolla, CA 92037. Arts. of Org. filed with DE SOS . Townsend Bldg. D o v e r, DE 19901. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Qual. of NEW SONG PPO LLC. Auth. filed with SSNY on 1 0/1 9/2 1 . O f f ice location: New York . LLC formed in DE on 8/20/21. SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to: 10 Bank St Ste 560, White Plains, NY 10606. Arts. of Org. filed with DE SOS. Townsend Bldg. Dover, DE 19901. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Qual. of ESSENCE GLOBAL LLC. Auth. filed with SSNY on 11/4/21. Office location: New York . LLC formed in DE on 12/19/21. SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to: 600 Mamaroneck Ave #400, Harrison, NY 10528 . Arts. of Org. filed with DE SOS . Townsend Bldg. Dover, DE 19901. Any law ful purpose.

Notice of Qual. of NOBIS HOLDINGS, LLC. Auth. filed with SSNY on 10/19/21. Office location: New York . LLC formed in DE on 9/15/21. SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to: 10 Bank St Ste 560, White Plains, NY 10606. Arts. of Org. filed with DE SOS. Townsend Bldg. Dover, DE 19901. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of SGSB LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 9/15/2 1 .O f f ice location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be s er ve d . S S N Y mail process to C/O David Cohen, 400 Garden City Plaza Ste. 200, Garden Cit y, NY 11530. Any law ful purpose.

Notice of Formation of TOTTENVILLE V E T E R I N A R Y PRACTICE, PLLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 10/14/21. Office location: Richmond SSNY desg. as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 369 Darlington Ave Staten Island, NY 10312. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of WRIGHT ST VENTURES LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 10/29/21.Office location: Richmond SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. S SN Y mail process to 427 Cortelyou Ave, Staten Island, NY 10312. Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Qual. of CPW 2021 LLC. Auth. filed with SSNY on 11/5/21. Office location: New York. LLC formed in DE on 11/3/21. SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to: 600 Mamaroneck Ave #4 0 0, Harrison, N Y 10528. Arts. of Org. filed with DE SOS. Townsend Bldg. Dover, DE 19901. Any law ful purpose.

November 22 – November 29, 2021

Notice of Formation of 2 SAGE VENTURES LLC. Ar ts . Of Org. filed with SSNY on 10/29/21.Office location: Richmond SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. S SN Y mail process to 427 Cortelyou Ave, Staten Island, NY 10312. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of ABS Box Factory LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 11/3/21. Office location: NY County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: Lawrence B. Simon, Esq., c/o Morrison Cohen LLP, 909 3rd Ave., 27th Fl., NY, NY 10022. Purpose: all law ful purposes .

Notice of Formation of PARK WAY GARDENS ACQUISITION, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/01/21. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: 30 Hudson Yards, 72nd Fl., NY, NY 10001. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. Purpose: Any law ful ac tivit y.

Notice of Qualification of WG XI DEVELOPMENT LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/04/21. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 11/02/21. Princ. office of LLC: 233 Broadway, Rm. 2305, NY, NY 10279. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co. (CSC), 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. DE addr. of LLC: c/o CSC, 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Jeffrey W. Bullock, Secy. of State of DE, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19 9 01 . Purpose: Any law ful ac tivit y.

Notice of Formation of 425 HOYT STREET LENDER LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 11/5/21 .O f fice location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. S SN Y mail process to Attn: Israel Bobby Dweck, 580 Broadway, Ste 1111, New York, NY 10021.Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of 425 HOYT STREET OWNER LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 11/5/21 .O f fice location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. S SN Y mail process to Attn: Israel Bobby Dweck, 580 Broadway, Ste 1111, New York, NY 10021.Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of HONEST HMO OF N E W YO R K , L L C . Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 11/4/21.Office location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 1271 Ave Of The Americas, New Yo r k , NY 10020. Any law ful purpose. Notice of Formation of BLUE ROCK ENTERPRISE LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with SSNY on 10/27/21.Office location: Sullivan. SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 21 Ganeyden Court, Unit 36, Swan Lake, NY 12783. Any law ful purpose. Notice of Formation of BRICKMAN FACILITY SERVICES LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 10/8/21. Office location: Orange SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. S SN Y mail process to 9 Oak land Ave Warwick, NY 10990. Any lawful purpose.

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Notice of Formation of EIGHTH AVENUE DEVELOPMENT GROUP LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 6/3/1998. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 1737 45th St Brooklyn, NY 11204. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of C AT H R I N E ST VENTURES LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 10/29/21.Office location: Richmond SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. S SN Y mail process to 427 Cortelyou Ave, Staten Island, NY 10312. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of The Kei Cosmetics LLC, filed with SSNY on 08/10/20. Office: Kings County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 707 Miller Ave, BKLYN NY 11206. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Notice of Formation of SMEJRS FAMILY, LLC. Ar ts . of Org. filed with SSNY on 11/5/21.Office location: Kings SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 2 Bassett Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11234. Any law ful purpose. Notice of Formation of TOWERING PINES ADK , LLC. Ar ts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 11/4/21. Office location: Hamilton SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 9 Highview Dr Stockholm, NY 07460. Any law ful purpose. Notice of Formation of 2 WINTER WAY, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 11/04/21.Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 87-81st St. Brooklyn, Kings, NY 11209. Any lawful purpose.


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November 22 – November 29, 2021

Notice of Formation of 180 EAST 93RD APT. 5, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 8/20/21.Office location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to Attn: Steven D. Sladkus, Esq., 444 Madison Ave 6th fl , New York, NY 10022. Any law ful purpose. Public Notice 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 star ting on November 26, 2021 and end on December 7, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. to satisfy unpaid rent and charges on the following accounts: C ontent s of ro oms generally contain misc. #477 –D’Angelo Arrington; Chair, table, bed, couch, bathroom shelving, wooden table #1416 – Adriana Mateo; Assorted boxes, end tables, suitcase, tool bag, wicker basket, chair, and lamp #1702 – Quinsessa Harrison; Bags, boxes, totes, 2 crates with vinyl records #3411 – Michael Bitong; 3 paintings, 6 bags, vacuum, 5+boxes #3438 – Earthel Southerland; 4-plastic milk crates, 20-25 boxes, med ladder, small ladder and shovel #3508 – Earthel Southerland; medrefrigerator, 3 med. cabinets, 4 shelves #44101 – Hopkins, Kyle; 6 cargo wooden boxes #4708 – Rhonard BryceThurton; Tv, 15 + boxes, 2 plastic containers, 4 bags, a CD rack 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.

Notice of Qual. of NOUCCA LLC. Auth. filed with SSNY on 11/9/21. Of fice location: New York. LLC formed in DE on 10/28/21. SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to: 600 Mamaroneck Avenue #4 0 0, Harrison, N Y 10528. Arts. of Org. filed with DE SOS. Townsend Bldg. Dover, DE 19901. Any law ful purpose.

Notice of Formation of Mastrandrea Consulting, LLC filed with SSNY on October 29, 2021. Office: Richmond County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 29 Bombay Street, Staten Island, NY 10309. Purpose: any lawful act or activity.

Notice of Formation of LORD’S MANAGEMENT LLC. Ar ts . Of Org. filed with SSNY on 10/28/21. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 620 Marlborough Rd - Apt 4A, Brooklyn, NY 11226. Any lawful purpose.

NOTICE OF SALE PUBLIC AUCTION Supreme Court of New York, KINGS County. U.S. BANK N.A., NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE FOR THE RMAC TRUST, SERIES 2 0 1 6 - C T T, P l a i n t i f f , -againstHARVEY WIL L IAMS; L IL L IAN WILLIAMS; KINGS SUPREME C O U R T; CRIMINAL COURT OF THE CIT Y OF NEW YORK ; HSBC BANK NEVADA, N.A.; CITY OF NEW YORK TRANSIT ADJUDICATION BUREAU; CITY OF NEW YORK DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE PARKING VIOLATIONS BUREAU; CIT Y OF NEW YORK EN V I R O N M EN TA L CONTROL BOARD, Index No. 513521/2016. Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated December 18, 2019 and entered with the Kings County Clerk on December 18, 2019, Joseph H. Aron, Esq., the Appointed Referee, will sell the premises known as 258 Legion Street, Brooklyn, New York 11212 at public auction at the Court Steps of the Kings County Supreme C o ur t , 3 6 0 Ad am s Street, Brooklyn, New York, 11201, on December 16, 2021 at 10:50 A.M. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings and State of New York known as Section: n/a; Block: 3567; Lot: 143 will be sold subject to the provisions of filed Judgment, Index No. 513521/2016. The approximate amount of judgment is $556,685.34 plus interest and costs. FRIEDMAN VARTOLO LLP 85 Broad Street, Suite 501, New York, New Yo r k 10004, Attorneys for Plaintiff.

Notice of Formation of Moms Plastic Couch, LLC filed with SSNY on 11/11/2021. Office: Westchester Count y. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 180 Pearsall Dr. Apt 6G, Mount Vernon, NY, 10552. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Notice of Formation of GW Equine LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 11/5/21. Office location: NY County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 12 W. 96th St., Apt. 8C, NY, NY 10025. Purpose: all law ful purposes . Notice of Formation of DINING BY KELLY SERVICES LLC. Date of filing of Articles of Organization with the NY Dept of State: August 16, 2021. Office of the LLC: New York County. Street Address of principal business location: 211 N End Avenue, Apt. 16G, New York, NY, 10282. NYSS may mail a copy of any process to the LLC at 211 N End Avenue, Apt. 16G, New York, NY, 10282. Purpose of the LLC: Any lawful purpose.

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Elder Law Associates PLLC filed Ar ts. of Org. with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/17/2021. Office: Kings County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o The PLLC, 2926 Ave L, Brooklyn, NY 11210. Purpose: Law. Notice of Formation of 73 GOLD STREET LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 9/28/2010. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be s e r ve d S S N Y m ail process to 166 Beard Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231. Any lawful purpose. Section 206 SB GERARD AVENUE, LLC. Ar ts . of Org. filed with the SSNY on 02/26/20. Of fice: N ew Yo r k C o u n t y. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, c/o Silverback Development, 40 West 57th Street, New York, N Y 10 019. Purpose: Any law ful purpose. Notice of Formation of L’E RMITAGE N Y LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 10/12/21. Of fice location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be s er ve d . S S N Y mail process to 240 West 38th St 2FL, New York, NY 10018. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of 1048 MORRIS LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 12/14/18.Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 670 Myrtle Ave 388, Brooklyn, NY 11205 . Any law ful purpose.

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Notice of Formation of SARACARE , LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 11/30/21.Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 74 Wellington Court, Brooklyn, NY 11230. Any law ful purpose.

Notice of Qualification of Wes tches ter at Heart LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1 0/1 9/2 1 . O f f ice location: NY County. LLC formed in D e l awa r e (D E ) o n 10/12/21. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom p ro c e s s a g ain s t i t may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Ilyse Dolgenas, Esq., Withers Bergman LLP, 430 Park Ave., 1 0 t h F l . , N Y, N Y 10022. Address to be maintained in DE: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 1 9 8 0 1 . Ar ts of Org. filed with the DE Secy. of State, Division of Corporations, John G. To w n s e n d Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities. M&J Real Propert y Solutions LLC Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 10/6/2021. Office Bronx County. 170 Newman avenue Bronx, New York 10473. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Registered agents INC at 170 Newman avenue Bronx, NY 10473. Purpose : Any lawful purpose. The LLC will be perpetual. 9177147387 Notice of Qual. of CPFC OMA LLC. Auth. filed with SSNY on 10/27/21. Office location: New York. LLC formed in DE on 9/28/21. SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. S SN Y mail process to: 10 East 40th St 10th Fl New York, NY 10016. Arts. of Org. filed with DE SOS. Townsend Bldg. Dover, DE 19901. Any law ful purpose.

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SKS ENERGY LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 10/19/2021. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 347 5th Ave, Rm 910, NY, NY 10016. Reg Agent: Susan Sahim, 347 5th Ave, Rm 910, NY, NY 10016. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Public Notice Cellco Par tnership and its controlled affiliates doing business as Verizon Wireless ( Ve r i z o n W i r e l e s s) proposes to collocate wireless communications antennas at a top height of 35 feet on a 29-foot building roof top at the approx. vicinity of 2882 Gerritsen Avenue, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York 11229. Public comments regarding potential effects from this site on historic properties may be submitted within 30 days from the date of this publication to: Trileaf Corp, Hannah Dell, h.dell@trileaf.com, 1395 South Marietta Parkway, Building 400, Suite 209, Marietta, GA 30067, 678-653-8673. Notice is hereby given that a license, number pending, for beer, liquor and wine, has been applied for by Rock North Rink Bistro, L.L.C. & AJC Rock Center, LLC to sell beer, liquor and wine at retail in a restaurant un d e r t h e A l c o h o l Beverage Control Law at 620 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10020 for on premises consumption. Rock North Rink Bistro, L.L.C. & AJC Rock Center, LLC. Public Notice AT&T proposes to modify an ex is ting f acilit y (new tip heights 78.9’ & 82.3’) on the building at 266 Bedford Park Blvd, Bronx, NY (20211048). Interested par ties may contact Scott Horn (8 5 6 809 -1202) (1012 Industrial Dr., West Berlin, NJ 08091) with comments regarding potential effects on historic properties.


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Public Notice AT&T p ro p o s e s to mo dif y an ex is ting facility (new tip heights 76’ & 78.5’) on the building at 295 Maple St, Brooklyn, NY (20211029). Interested parties may c ont ac t S c ot t Horn (856 - 809 -1202) (1012 Industrial Dr. , West Berlin, NJ 08091) with comments regarding potential ef fects on historic proper ties. Public Notice AT&T proposes to modify an existing facility (new tip heights 46.6’) on the building at 36-08 Bell Blvd, Bayside, NY (20211045). Interested parties may c ont ac t S c ot t Horn (856 - 809 -1202) (1012 Industrial Dr. , West Berlin, NJ 08091) with comments regarding potential ef fects on historic proper ties. Notice of Formation of NOSTRAND FOUR, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 10/22/21. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be s e r ve d S S N Y m ail process to 2740 Nostrand Ave Brooklyn, NY 11210. Any law ful purpose.

Notice of Formation of OR 79 L AFAYET TE , LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 11/12/21. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be s e r ve d S S N Y m ail process to C/O: Phillips Nizer LLP, 485 Lexington Ave New York , NY 10017. Any lawful purpose.

Form of notice for onpremises license. Notice is hereby given that a license, number (1340310) for beer, wine, and liquor has been applied for by the undersigned to sell beer, wine, and liquor at retail in a Tavern under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 463 E 173RD ST BRONX, NY 10457 for on premises consumption. TORCH & CROWN 704 BROADWAY LLC.

Notice of Formation of AMBR CARE, LLC. .Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 11/15/21.Office location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 777 Avenue of the Americas, 27B, New York, NY 10001. Any law ful purpose.

Notice of Formation of CADENCE LOGISTICS LLC. Ar ts . Of Org. filed with SSNY on 11/8/21. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 52 15th St Brooklyn, N Y 11215 . Any law ful purpose.

Notice of Formation of Apex R E LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 1 0/14/2 1 .O f f ic e location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 1011 East 58th St 1st Fl, Brooklyn, NY 11234. Any law ful purpose.

Notice of Formation of C R UZ 61 L LC . Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 11/9/21.Office location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be s er ve d . S S N Y mail process to 555 Park Ave Apt. 7W, New York, NY 10065.Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of ATTICUS AND ABIGAIL II LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 11/12/21.Office location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to Harris St. Laurent & Wechsler, 40 Wall St 53rd Floor, New York, NY 10005. Any law ful purpose.

Notice of Formation of AY D HOLDINGS LLC. Ar ts . Of Org. filed with SSNY on 7/20/21.Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 1124 67th St Apt B2, Brooklyn, New York, 11219. Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of ECD REALTY LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 11/10/21. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 1047 59th St Brooklyn, NY 11219. Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of EMERGENT CIT Y LLC. Ar ts . Of Org. filed with SSNY on 11/17/21.Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 702 49th St. #2F, Brooklyn, NY 11220. Any law ful purpose.

Notice of Formation of Brooklyn Tilden LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 7/26/21.Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served S SN Y mail process to 3520 Tilden Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11203 . Any law ful purpose.

Notice of Form. of MW 4355 EAST TREMONT, LLC. Ar ts . of Org. filed with SSNY on 11/12/21. Office location: New Yo r k SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 736 West 181 Street, Apt 6C, New York, NY 10033. Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of FERREIRAS ATM LLC. Ar ts . Of Org. filed with SSNY on 11/12/21.Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 9747 Shore Rd Apt F10, Brooklyn, NY 11209. Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of 11 MANOR LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 6/1/21. Office location: Orange SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 1170 Rt. 17m Ste #3, Ches ter, N Y 1 0 9 18 . Any law ful purpose.

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Notice of Formation of Kat’s Body Studio LLC. Ar ts . Of Org. filed with SSNY on 11/12/21.Office location: Richmond SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. S SN Y mail process to 16 Poi Ct, Staten Island, NY 10314. Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Qual. of RENDR CARE HEALTH H O M E , L LC . Auth . filed with SSNY on 11/4/21. Office location: New York. LLC formed in DE on 7/21/20. SSNY desg . as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. S SN Y mail process to: 10 Bank St #560, White Plains, NY 10606. Arts. of Org. filed with DE SOS . Townsend Bldg. D o v e r, DE 19901. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of SHF VENTURES, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 11/2/21. Office location: Steuben SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be s er ve d . S S N Y mail process to 113 East Ave Wayland, NY 14572 . Any law ful purpose.

Notice of Formation of SUNSHINE F REALTY LLC. Ar ts . O f Org. filed with SSNY on 11/3/21.Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 4111 Church Ave Brooklyn, NY 11203. Any law ful purpose.

Form of notice for onpremises license. Notice is hereby given that a license, number (2225724) for beer, wine, liquor and cider has been applied for by the undersigned to sell beer, wine, liquor, and cider at retail in a OP 252 R ESTAUR ANT under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 50 FRONT STREET NEWBURGH, NY 12250 for on premises consumption. PRIMO HOSPITALITY GROUP LLC.

Notice of Formation of Q U I N CY C L A S S O N LLC. Ar ts . Of Org. filed with SSNY on 5/5/21.Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 112A Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225. Any law ful purpose. Notice of Formation of 414 CL ASSON LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 7/26/21.Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 1122A Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225 . Any law ful purpose.

Notice of Formation of 490 FLUSHING LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 1/04/21.Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 490 Flushing Ave Brooklin, NY 11205. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of 4 5 3 9 162 LLC . Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 11/9/21. Office location: Queens SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 371 Clearmeadow Dr East Meadow, NY 11554. Any law ful purpose.

Notice of Formation of BEST CARE VIP LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 11/12/21. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be s e r ve d S S N Y m ail process to 90 State St Ste700 Box 10, Albany, NY 12207. Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of NOSTRAND FIVE, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 10/22/21. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be s e r ve d S S N Y m ail process to 2740 Nostrand Ave Brooklyn, NY 11210. Any law ful purpose.

Form of notice for onpremises license. Notice is hereby given that a license, number (1339508) for beer, wine, and liquor has been applied for by the undersigned to sell beer, wine, and liquor at retail in a Restaurant under the A l c o h o l i c B e ve r a g e Control Law at 3000 BUHRE AVE BRONX , NY 10461 for on premises consumption. SPARTI FOOD INC. Notice of Formation of TNNY RESTAURANT, LLC. Ar ts . of Org. filed with SSNY on 11/16/21.Office location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 600 Mamaroneck Ave #400, Harrison, NY 10528.Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of TNNY HOTEL , LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 11/16/21.Office location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 600 Mamaroneck Ave #400, Harrison, NY 10528. Any law ful purpose. Watermill Cros sing Development LLC. App. for Auth. filed with the S SN Y on 11/05/20. Originally filed with Secretary of State of Delaware on 08/14/2019. 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, 1035 5th Avenue, Apt 15B, New York, NY 10028. Purpose: Any law ful purpose.

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When one car door opens into the path of an oncoming cyclist, a couple legal loopholes open too, it turns out. Charges against Manhattan Democratic Party Chair Keith Wright for allegedly “dooring” a cyclist over the summer and fleeing the scene were just dropped because it isn’t a criminal offense.

ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ It’s not every day that the word “anime” gets read into the official congressional record, but here we are. That little bit of weirdness came because Republican Rep. Paul Gosar shared an edited video from the popular anime “Attack on Titan” depicting himself killing AOC, earning him a censure.

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ROB ASTORINO Nothing spoils a debate on individual liberty quite like Nazi references. The former Westchester County executive and Republican candidate for governor learned this the hard way after holding a campaign event on vaccine mandates outside the district office of a Jewish state legislator. Astorino said he would’ve booted the person with a swastika sign if he had noticed her standing a few feet away. What else is he overlooking? THE REST OF THE WORST LAURA CURRAN

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran is saying farewell to her post. After the absentee count came in, Curran conceded to Republican challenger Bruce Blakeman. She is now included in the list of the “red wave” victims in Nassau County.

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Gov. Kathy Hochul fired Dolores Alfieri, the state’s director for Italian American Affairs, which is also how most New Yorkers learned the state had a director for Italian American Affairs. Alfieri, who was appointed by then-Gov. Andrew Cuomo, said the position was being eliminated because it was unnecessary.

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New York City Mayor-elect Eric Adams joined Stephen Colbert last week to clear the air: He was not partying at Zero Bond on election night; he was partying at Zero Bond AND several other locations. As incoming mayor, he feels it’s his duty to sample what NYC nightlife has to offer, and we look forward to seeing him mindlessly scrolling through Twitter at a hastily arranged get-together at Dark Horse (the journalistic equivalent of a wild party). More on the Winners & Losers below.

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