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IN 2006, an autopsy of a former police detective named James Zadroga concluded that his death was “directly linked” to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Zadroga, who didn’t smoke and had no asthma history, spent hundreds of hours at the smoldering World Trade Center site helping with the recovery. Within months, he developed a chronic cough and severe shortness of breath. A few years later, at age 34, he died of respiratory failure. Zadroga’s autopsy was the first to cite toxic dust at Ground Zero, paving the way for thousands of first responders to establish that 9/11 was the cause of their cancers and other ailments, too. In 2010, when Congress passed legislation to compensate survivors, they named it the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act in his honor. However, public officials have repeatedly questioned these claims. In 2007, New York City’s chief medical examiner rejected Zadroga’s autopsy report, finding that the scarring on his lungs was from ground-up prescription drugs. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Zadroga was “not a hero,” though he quickly backpedaled. And while experts say it’s hard to definitively identify a cause of death in such cases, financial costs are clearly a factor in denying a connection to 9/11. In this week’s issue, City & State contributor Bob Hennelly draws attention to another class of 9/11 survivors: the local residents, workers, students and teachers who were exposed to toxins – and are falling through the cracks.

CONTENTS

LAURA CURRAN … 7

A Q&A with the Nassau County executive

PROGRESSIVE CHALLENGERS … 8

Everybody wants to be the next AOC.

UNIFIED PRIMARIES … 12 State lawmakers running for Congress are taking a risk.

9/11 SURVIVORS … 16 The fight for treatment isn’t over. GRAD SCHOOLS SUPPLEMENT … 22

Programs are having second thoughts about the GRE.

WINNERS & LOSERS … 32 Who was up and who was down last week


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for his constituents, no matter his whereabouts. Regardless, de Blasio said he expects to decide whether to continue his bid by October, when the next Democratic primary debate is scheduled. If he doesn’t qualify, he said, it would be “tough to conceive” keeping his campaign going.

GRILLING CON ED

DISAPPEARING DE BLASIO

As New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio continues his long-shot bid for president, he’s been spending less time in the city he’s tasked with running. Anyone can see the mayor is taking long weekend trips to early primary states, but the New York Post crunched the numbers and found

he spent only seven hours at City Hall in May, his first month officially on the campaign trail, while showing up for just 11 appointments. The Daily News reviewed all of de Blasio’s official events, not just those at City Hall, and calculated that he worked 91.5 hours for the month, or about 4.1 hours each weekday. De Blasio’s team insists that he “consistently delivers”

Con Edison was the subject of two hearings to address the major blackouts this summer in New York City, including one that Con Ed initiated itself. The first was held by state lawmakers, who floated the idea of replacing the utility with a publicly run one. Con Ed rejected the suggestion that its profit-driven model is at odds with its responsibility to provide reliable electricity, saying that it is highly regulated by the state. The next day, New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson excoriated the utility and rejected the explanations

“If I was you, I would be saying, ‘I am so fucking sorry for what happened! This is embarrassing! This is terrible!’” – New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, to Con Edison officials during a hearing on the major blackouts over the summer, via the New York Post

J’OUVERT EN PAIX Public Advocate Jumaane Williams joined revelers at J’Ouvert, the traditional daybreak celebration before Brooklyn’s West Indian American Day Parade. Violence has plagued past festivities, including the 2016 killing of Carey Gabay, a lawyer for Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Apart from one person being hit by a car and police seizing an illegal gun, this year’s celebration was largely peaceful.

“It’s organic!” – Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, on an alcohol, oil and vinegar-based solution used in a new rat trap he introduced to drown the rodents, via The New York Times

its officials gave about why a large swath of Manhattan went dark on a weekend in July, and why it preemptively cut power to customers in Brooklyn. Con Ed executives said neither incident occurred as a result of failing infrastructure, but vowed to upgrade its systems to help prevent future blackouts.

BOROUGH JAILS BUILD MOMENTUM

A plan to build new jails in Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn took another step forward when the New York City Planning Commission approved the project, moving it into the final stage of the city’s land-use process. The plan to build four borough jails is a key part of de Blasio’s plan to shut down the Rikers Island jail complex, which has long been plagued by overcrowding and violence. Two days later, the New York City Council held its first and only public hearing on the jails and will soon take a final vote on whether or not the projects can begin. In land-use decisions, the City Council generally defers to the member whose district includes a proposed project – and all four local council members have expressed support for the plan. Yet the jails face opposition from local residents, elected officials, activists and union leaders. Some

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simply don’t want new jails in their neighborhoods, or fear they will be too big. Many activists think the city should not build any new jails.

NYC MEASLES OUTBREAK ENDS

After 11 months and 654 confirmed cases, New York City has declared its measles outbreak over. The city spent $6 million to combat the disease. The World Health Organization in 2000 declared that the United States had eliminated the disease, but with the large number of cases

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in New York City and Rockland County, as well as smaller clusters scattered throughout the country, some feared that the WHO would revoke that designation. Meanwhile, Rockland has not yet declared its outbreak over, with the latest case of measles confirmed on Aug. 15. At the same time, parents opposed to vaccination are still fighting a new state law that ended the religious exemption and are expected to appeal a state Supreme Court decision that kept the law in place.

What New York City is doing to keep students safe Thursday was the first day of school for New York City’s 1.1 million students. The three R’s of reading, ’riting and ’rithmetic were on the top of many minds, but so were the S’s of school safety: shootings, scanners and safety agents. Here’s what experts had to say about school safety at City & State’s Education Summit. What are New York City schools doing to keep kids safe? Each school building works with their safety committee to create its own plan that has to be approved by the NYPD, Department of Education Deputy Press Secretary Miranda Barbot said. Every school conducts four “age appropriate” lockdown drills and eight evacuation drills throughout the year, and details should be sent home to families at the start of each school year. Is “age appropriate” possible? Somebody mentioned their 4-year-old in pre-K has to practice hiding in silence in a bathroom to hide from “a bad person.” Are lockdown drills a necessary evil? “It’s no different than when I grew up,” said David Antar, president of a safety consultancy, A+ Technology & Security Solutions. “We had bomb shelters and we had drills that we would actually hide under desks. It is good training for the kids to let them face the real world that we’re in right now.” Antar said that drills are important because people end up running into danger without them. “If you teach it to the kids at a young age, you’re not traumatizing them,” he said. “You’re teaching them something that they need for the rest of their life.” The latest city budget funded 200 more social workers to work in city schools. What role will they play in promoting school safety? “Far too often, the response to a child having a bad day at school is a

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WEDNESDAY 9/11

THURSDAY 9/12

New York City marks the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Prominent elected officials are expected at the morning ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial in lower Manhattan.

The top 10 Democratic presidential contenders will debate at Texas Southern University, a historically black college in Houston, Texas, in a three-hour event aired on ABC and Univision.

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call to EMS or to the NYPD, which can unintentionally cause trauma to children and their peers,” New York City Council Education Committee Chairman Mark Treyger told City & State. “Adding more social workers gives schools an alternative to calling 911, and expert resources to address the underlying causes of behavioral problems.” School safety agents play a role. What’s the City Council doing to make sure they support students and work effectively with the police when they must be called? School safety agents should defer to trained professionals like social workers, guidance counselors and psychologists when a student is in crisis, New York City Council Public Safety Committee Chairman Donovan Richards said. The council has pushed the NYPD to severely limit its presence in schools – as enshrined in a memorandum of understanding between the NYPD and Department of Education signed this summer. The NYPD still won’t provide citywide data on which schools have metal detectors, but WNYC reported that a third of high school students go through them each day. What should the criteria be for which schools get scanners? The City Council members each shared their reservations – or outright disapproval – of the scanners. Richards said they’re necessary in some cases, but students shouldn’t “feel like they’re entering Rikers Island.” Barbot said scanners are added to schools “on a case-by-case basis” in concert with the NYPD. That includes part-time and full-time scanning in both middle schools and high schools. Schools can request to be added or taken off the list, but critics have said that process is too cumbersome to be a real option. - Jeff Coltin

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand dropped out after failing to qualify for the debate. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio soldiers on, but weak polling and lack of donors will keep him off the stage.

MONDAY 9/16 City & State heads to the boogie down Bronx to host the 2019 Bronx Power 100 reception at Wave Hill gardens in Riverdale, with Borough President and 2021 mayoral candidate Ruben Diaz Jr. keynoting.


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CAN DISGRACED POLITICIANS GET BACK IN THE GAME?

FORMER ASSEMBLYMAN ERIC STEVENSON, who lost his seat when he was convicted of bribery in 2014, is running for his old seat – but he’s not the first New York politician to try to try to get back in the game after exiting office in the wake of a scandal. Here are the New York politicos who have reentered politics despite their past crimes or indiscretions.

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MICHAEL GRIMM

CARL KRUGER

VITO LOPEZ

HIRAM MONSERRATE

ELIOT SPITZER

ANTHONY WEINER

MICAH KELLNER

JOHN LIU

The hot-headed former Republican congressman and convicted tax cheat fell short trying to win back his Staten Island-based House seat in 2018. However, the word on the street is that Grimm is considering another congressional run.

It seems quaint in the Age of Trump that a politician would resign over an old-fashioned prostitution scandal. But that’s what happened to Gov. Eliot Spitzer over a decade ago. He lost his 2013 comeback bid for city comptroller, but his appearances as a TV talking head suggest he isn’t leaving the public eye anytime soon.

The felonious former Brooklyn state senator is reportedly eyeing a 2021 run for New York City Council. He could run on a platform of saving taxpayers money by pledging, if elected, to not shake them down for $1 million in bribes this time around.

Various sexting scandals cost the former Queens lawmaker you may know as Carlos Danger a seat in Congress, and a good chance at becoming mayor. Now a registered sex offender, you could call Weiner the ultimate political longshot.

The longtime assemblyman and serial sexual harasser cost taxpayers more than $680,000 in legal settlements. Months after resigning from the state Legislature in disgrace in 2013, the ex-Brooklyn Democratic boss lost a New York City Council primary.

The alleged serial sexual harasser ran successfully to become a Democratic district leader in 2014 after announcing he would not seek reelection to the Assembly. His (sort of) comeback was short lived, because he lost that post in a primary two years later.

It took him five stabs at various positions, but the former Queens lawmaker won an election as a Democratic district leader in 2018, despite his past raps for slashing a girlfriend, mail fraud and conspiracy.

A fundraising scandal torpedoed the former New York City comptroller’s chances in the 2013 mayor’s race. After pumping some serious iron and getting a pilot’s license, Liu is flying high after winning a seat in the state Senate last year.


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A Q&A with Nassau County Executive

LAURA CURRAN

U.S. HOUSE; STATE SENATE; ASSEMBLY; EVERETT COLLECTION, LEV RADIN/SHUTTERSTOCK; NASSAU COUNT Y

What are some of the big issues right now for Nassau County? A long time ago, I signed on to a letter supporting the Northeast Supply Enhancement Pipeline. I just did a new one supporting it. We’ve got this amazing Belmont Arena going up in Nassau County, which I’m very bullish on, and we need to power it. A lot of our businesses can’t get gas hookups right now because of (National Grid’s gas) moratorium. It’s really bad for our economy. They’re saying in Belmont they’ll do huge propane gas tanks in the ground, which I don’t think will make the community around them very comfortable.

There has been a lot of community pushback against the Belmont Park Arena project, which is pretty far along. Are these concerns legitimate? Obviously, when you build something like this, there will be some impact. I believe that the Long Island Rail Road station that will be built at Elmont will alleviate a lot of the traffic concerns. And I’m very hopeful that this will be built and that the surrounding community will see the benefit. We’re growing the tax base, we’re creating jobs. We’re making Nassau County a much more dynamic place to live in, to work in, to play.

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I wanted to make it very clear that the people that I appoint are there to do the work, not to help me climb the greasy pole of politics. Long Islanders have generally been resistant to new developments they think will affect the suburban experience. How do you plan to combat that mindset to bring growth to Nassau? I’m one of those people who left New York City to live in the suburbs, because I wanted the suburban quality of life. But if you don’t grow the tax base, and you don’t keep young people, and older people have to move because they can’t afford the taxes, we won’t have this wonderful suburban quality of life. I think Farmingdale is the

perfect example. Its mayor was very courageous and very bold and allowed the zoning for housing right by the train station. Main Street was half-empty, it was a bit of a ghost town. It’s now completely revitalized, with places to go eat or drink and to go shopping. After taking over from an administration plagued by corruption, what have you done to curb corruption in the future? I think I’m doing well on that front. We really have had a breach of trust when it comes to politicians in Nassau County. So, the first couple of months in office, I signed two

executive orders. The first was that I would not allow anyone who works for my government, who I appoint, to raise money, or donate to my campaigns, or to hold leadership positions in political parties. I wanted to make it very clear, to make it very black and white, that the people that I appoint are there to do the work, not to help me climb the greasy pole of politics. The second executive order said that anyone who works for county government in the procurement process cannot accept a gift of any amount – not even a cup of coffee – from someone seeking to do business with the county.

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Everyone wants to be the next young progressive to take down a Democratic heavyweight. And that’s the problem.

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ICHAEL WEINSTOCK, a former sex crimes prosecutor in Brooklyn and volunteer firefighter, was furious when his local congressman, Tom Suozzi, wrote a letter to a judge urging leniency for Gerard Terry, a Nassau County Democratic official sentenced for tax fraud in 2018. Somebody ought to run against Suozzi, Weinstock thought.

Then, he remembered a lesson he learned in the fire department: “If you ever find yourself saying, ‘Somebody needs to take care of that,’ that somebody is you.” So Weinstock filed to run for Congress, launching a longshot primary campaign against the twoterm incumbent representing much of Long Island’s North Shore. Then came a complication: Somebody else decided to run too. Melanie D’Arrigo, a health and wellness consultant, filed to run in New York’s 3rd Congressional District on July 15. And to further complicate things, yet another Democrat is jumping into the increasingly crowded primary. Joshua Sauberman, a former U.N. analyst who originally registered to run as an independent, told City & State he planned to enter the Democratic primary as well. “I think it’s fair to say that Mr. Suozzi was drinking a couple martinis when he learned that another person had joined the race,” Weinstock told City & State shortly after D’Arrigo filed to run. “He’s thrilled! If you’re going to have one challeng-

er, you’d rather have a bunch.” A spokeswoman for Suozzi, Kim Devlin, said with a laugh she’s never seen the congressman drink a martini in her two decades of working with him, but you can’t knock Weinstock for struggling to swallow his own bitter reality. In Suozzi’s district, and in congressional districts across New York, there is a glut of Democratic candidates. Inspired by Alexandria OcasioCortez’s victory over then-incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley, more Democrats have filed to run for Congress than in any other cycle in recent memory. Representatives who have coasted for decades without a primary, or only facing an occasional challenger from the fringes, now find themselves running against two, three or even five opponents. But while challengers are navigating the crowded fields, House members may be breathing a sigh of relief. “The more in the district who challenge, the better for the incumbent, frankly,” said Ester Fuchs, a political science professor at Columbia University. Incumbents have a baseline vote

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from people who will show up and vote for them to stay in office, she said. Another share of Democrats are willing to – or committed to – vote against the incumbent. “The more challengers, the more they’re going to split whatever opposition or dissatisfied block of voters there are,” Fuchs said. Even if insurgent candidates expand the voter pool – convincing people who vote either rarely or never – it wouldn’t necessarily be effective, Fuchs said, since multiple challengers could cannibalize the larger opposition vote. The insurgents “all, in total, could get more votes than the incumbent, but they lose anyway,” with the sitting House member winning a plurality of the votes. Thomas Musich, a political consultant with The Advance Group, agreed. “Anyone who’s frustrat- Clockwise from top left: Michael Weinstock is challenging Rep. ed or fed up with the incum- Tom Suozzi; Lindsey Boylan is targeting Rep. Jerrold Nadler; bent is going to have multiple and Andom Ghebreghiorgis is running against Rep. Eliot Engel. choices to express that feeling,” he said. “If you have or bribery to discourage challengers. If a one incumbent and three challengers, the pesky opponent did try to run, the incumincumbent has a good base to run off of.” bent would challenge their petitions in court and try to get them booted from the ballot. But these tactics are anathema to the OME CHALLENGERS have discussed the dynamic among them- brand of anti-establishment lefty candiselves. Andom Ghebreghiorgis, dates running in 2020. “I ran in part to stop that kind of stuff!” a 34-year-old special education teacher, is one of four Democrats said Adem Bunkeddeko, a candidate in the who have launched campaigns to 9th Congressional District. “It would be unseat 16-term incumbent Rep. extremely hypocritical of me to be going Eliot Engel in the 16th Congressional Dis- out there telling people, ‘Don’t do this.’” When Bunkeddeko ran for the same seat trict, covering the North Bronx and southern Westchester County. Ghebreghiorgis in 2018, it was just him versus Rep. Yvette told City & State that he and another chal- Clarke, and he came within 1,900 votes of lenger, Jamaal Bowman, chatted earlier winning. Now, he’s one of four Democrats in the summer. Both are black educators who have filed to run against running to Engel’s left, and shared seri- the seven-term incumbent ous concerns about splitting the vote. Hav- in 2020. So Bunkedekko isn’t diing multiple challengers now, 10 months before the primary, is “a boon to the dis- rectly telling his opponents 2018 2020 course, and it’s beneficial,” Ghebreghiorgis not to run. But he seemed Dem. incumbent challengers challengers said. But that might change by April, when to think that the other canRep. Tom Suozzi, NY-3 0 3 petitions are due and the primary ballot didates may slough off on Rep. Grace Meng, NY-6 1 3 is finalized. He and Bowman didn’t reach their own before the ballot is any formal agreement, but Ghebreghiorgis set. “The easiest thing to do Rep. Yvette Clarke, NY-9 1 4 suggested that if one of their candidacies when starting a campaign is Rep. Jerry Nadler, NY-10 0 5 was flailing by then, one could drop out. filing the paperwork to say Nobody would be forced, Ghebreghior- you’re going to run. … Let’s Rep. Carolyn Maloney, NY-12 1 3 gis said, and the goal would be to “be open see where things are in the Rep. Eliot Engel, NY-16 3 4 and be transparent and not try to follow the thick of winter,” BunkeRep. Nita Lowey, NY-17 0 2 dekko said with a laugh. historical machine politics tactics.” That’s a line that many of the challengers “I’ve been in the wilderaren’t willing to cross. Historically, political ness, and I’ve survived a Note: 2018 challengers includes only candidates who made the 2018 Democratic primary ballot. 2020 challengers includes canincumbents or their allies would use threats long time out there.”

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NOTHER CONGRESSIONAL challenger, Lindsey Boylan, has had some early success thinning out the field in the 10th Congressional District. She’s one of five Democrats who have filed to run against Rep. Jerrold Nadler, who has held office since 1993. Peter Daou, a former aide to

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Hillary Clinton, considered entering the race before Boylan convinced him to advise her campaign instead. Boylan, a former economic development adviser to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, seems to have a jump on the rest of the challengers, with her wellorganized campaign raising way more than opponents like former ad executive Holly Lynch and 25-year-old cryptocurrency analyst Amanda Frankel. But Boylan says she isn’t looking down at the other challengers. She’s looking at the powerful Nadler. “If I spend my time negatively trying to push others out of this, then I’m losing my focus,” Boylan said. She says she wants to have a “friendly, competitive relationship” with the other challengers, and rejects the premise that a crowded field makes it even easier for Nadler to win. “You have a movement happening … and the outcome of that is not more of the same,” she said. “I think you’re too smart to think that, and I’m too smart to think that. And I think voters are going to be too smart to think that.” Other challengers acknowledged the gamesmanship that’s part of any crowded primary, like Erica Vladimer, an attorney and former state Senate staffer who’s running against Rep. Carolyn Maloney. The 14-term incumbent seemed vulnerable after her lone primary challenger in 2018, Suraj Patel, managed to win 40% of the

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vote. Patel has yet to announce whether he’s running again in the 12th Congressional District covering parts of Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn on the East River, but three other Democrats – including Vladimer – have already filed. Vladimer has met with the other two, Lauren Ashcraft and Peter Harrison, and speaks of them more like teammates than opponents. Vladimer says she’s in the race to win, but suggested that beating Maloney is the main goal – even if she herself loses. “It’s important for all of us to have conversations with one another, because there is strategy that goes into winning for a cause versus ourselves,” she said. “I think at this point we’ll see how the pieces fall.” Working together toward a common cause may resonate with progressives, but these candidates may not have any other choice. The odds are against any challenger hoping to unseat an incumbent, and the odds get longer the more candidates jump in the race. But Weinstock pointed to some other math to consider in his race to defeat Suozzi. Even if he did want to force the other challengers off the ballot, as an insurgent, he couldn’t afford it. “I don’t see my campaign having a lot of money to hire attorneys and conduct a legal challenge,” he said with a laugh. “Money’s a little bit tight.”


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HE STATE LEGISLATURE recently passed a law that aligns the state primary election, which for years had been in September, with the federal one in June, making the process simpler for voters while saving the state money. But the single primary date will make it more complicated for candidates for office – especially sitting state lawmakers. Due to the new timing, state lawmakers seeking reelection will likely have to spend more time campaigning during the legislative session, which generally ends in the middle of June. And for those state lawmakers seeking a seat in Congress, they’ll no longer have the fallback of running for reelection if they fall short in a congressional primary. However, the risk of losing a state Senate or Assembly seat may not be much of a deterrent for state lawmakers who aspire to go on to serve in Washington, D.C. Indeed, in the 2020 cycle, four of them – state Sens. Chris Jacobs and Robert Ortt and Assembly members Nicole Malliotakis and Michael Blake – are already running for seats in the House of Representatives. “Every member who’s looking at taking a leap forward is going to look at the district and they’re going to weigh their costs and their benefits,” John Tomlin, a consultant with Mercury Public Affairs, told City & State. “The day of the primary may play a factor … but you really don’t approach a campaign with the thought that you’re going to lose.” For the past seven years, federal primaries took place in June, while New York held its primaries for statewide and state legislative seats in September. That split began in 2012, when a federal judge ruled that the state must move its federal primaries from September to June. Albany left the state primaries at their later date and did not rectify the dual dates in state law until this year. For that short window, lawmakers were able to seek two different seats during the same election cycle – federal office and, if a primary didn’t pan out, their own seat for reelection later in the year. But now, both state and federal primaries will take place in June, so any lawmakers hoping to benefit from the potential soft landing will have no such option in 2020. State law prohibits a candidate from running for two offices at once. But when primaries happened on different days, this allowed for a grace period of sorts, because the candidate’s name would not appear on the same ballot for different races. Adriano Espaillat, then a state senator, benefited from the loophole when he attempted to

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unseat then-Rep. Charles Rangel in June 2012. Espaillat began circulating petitions to get his name on the September ballot for his state Senate seat as votes were counted in the congressional primary to prepare himself for his eventual concession to Rangel. Espaillat did the same thing in 2014 as well. At least two other state lawmakers, then-Assemblyman Rory Lancman in 2012 and then-state Sen. Jack Martins in 2016, ran for Congress and fell short – but opted not to then seek reelection, as Espaillat had done. The fallback option no longer exists for Jacobs, Ortt, Blake and Malliotakis. Unless any decide to drop out, those lawmakers have opened up their seats, drawing candidates earlier on in the process than in the past. If any of them lose their primary, they will be out of office completely. But Jacobs, Blake and Malliotakis told City & State that they took the risk into account. Ortt did not

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respond to a request for comment. Malliotakis suggested that the change in primary dates wasn’t a factor for her, saying that she is focused solely on beating Rep. Max Rose in the November general election, even though one other fellow Republican – YouTube star Joseph Saladino – has already declared, and several more, including former Rep. Michael Grimm and New York City Councilman Joseph Borelli, may join the fray. “My focus is on the general election, Malliotakis said. “I’m just running my race, and whoever else gets in gets in. But my race is with Max Rose.” Knowing her seat will be open, she has been active in the search for a candidate to replace her. Malliotakis said that right now, she believes Michael Tannousis, a former federal prosecutor, has emerged as

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an early front-runner in that race. Jacobs likely leaves his state Senate seat in a more precarious situation. He is running in the 27th Congressional District primary, presumably against Rep. Chris Collins, who has been indicted on federal insider trading charges, though Collins has not yet formally declared he is running for reelection. Unlike Malliotakis’ relatively safe Republican Assembly seat on Staten Island, Jacobs’ Buffalo-area state Senate district is very much a swing district that Republicans could lose – or at the very least, spend a lot of money defending as the party makes its final attempt to regain control before 2021 redistricting. At least three GOP state Senate seats – Jacobs, Ortt, Robert Antonacci, who’s running for a civil court judgeship – will be open next year. Jacobs said he feels confident that his district will remain red, and has “a ‘her’ very much in mind” as a candidate well-suited to take over the seat, although would not give the woman’s name. However, Jacobs said such considerations did not play a major role in his decision to run for Congress, nor the loss of the safety net of running for his state seat again if he loses the congressional primary. He said as a strong proponent of term limits, he never intended to stay in the state Senate for decades, and feels strongly that he can better serve the people of Western New York in Congress than Collins, who has been stripped of his committee memberships following his indictment. “I think largely on the policies, Mr. Collins has been good,” Jacobs said. “There’s just a very dark cloud over his head that I don’t think he can get out from under.” Jacobs’ colleague Ortt is also planning to run against Collins in the 27th Congressional District primary and abandon his state Senate seat, although his district is more reliably Republican than Jacobs’. However, one or both of them will be out of a job come June following what is shaping up to be a competitive primary, particularly if Collins chooses to run again. The incumbent has not yet made a final decision, but recently loaned his campaign account $500,000 in what could be preparation for a run. The lone Democratic lawmaker running for Congress so far, Blake, is leaving behind a seat in the Assembly in order to run for the seat of retiring Rep. José E. Serrano. The primary pits Blake, among others, against New York City Councilmen Ritchie Torres and Rubén Díaz Sr., who aren’t up for reelection until 2021, meaning they are risking little in running for Congress. Blake, who also served a stint in the Obama White House, previously ran an


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unsuccessful campaign for New York City public advocate in a special election to fill the role in February. Blake said he did take into consideration the fact that losing a congressional primary will mean losing his position as an elected official, but he ultimately decided the risk was worth it. “This is about helping more people at scale,” Blake said, “and continuing to make sure that at the end of the day, when you have a once-in-a-generation moment, you have to say to yourself, it matters who we send to Washington.” Like other lawmakers leaving an open seat, Blake is already getting behind a candidate to fill it once he’s gone: Chantel Jackson, a local community leader who recently filed paperwork to run. Blake said that while he has spoken to several potential candidates who reached out to him, Jackson is best suited to serve in the Assembly. In some cases, the change in primary days could still influence individual lawmakers’ decisions to run for Congress. State Sen. Gustavo Rivera, chairman of the Health Committee, had initially explored a run for Serrano’s seat before ultimately deciding against it. Rivera told City & State that while he took into account the newly unified June primary date, he felt he could better serve his constituents as part of the new state Senate majority and with his chairmanship of a powerful committee. Yet out of all the elected officials at both the city

and state level who have actually declared a House candidacy, Rivera arguably stood to lose the most, given his position among the newly empowered Senate Democrats. The new June primary also gives incumbents seeking reelection much less time to campaign. The last day of the Albany legislative session typically falls after mid-June – this year, it was June 19. In 2020, the primary is set for June 23. June is also the busiest month of session, with the most session days and marathon legislating to get everything done before the recess, leaving little time to focus on a campaign. Doug Forand, a political consultant with Red Horse Strategies, suggested that the state Legislature may consider changing the legislative calendar to ensure incumbents have adequate time to return to their district. “What really drives the Albany timeline is the session deadline,” Forand said. “If you move that deadline to the middle of May from the middle of June, the work would still get done on time.” While 2018 was a landmark year for Democratic insurgents unseating incumbents, 2020 could be just as wild, with the New York City chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America gearing up to primary a number of Assembly Democrats, and other candidates having announced state legislative primary campaigns. Alex Camarda, a senior policy adviser with the good-government group Rein-

vent Albany, said that the June primary would likely have an impact on the entire session, not just the final month. Anyone facing a competitive race would require robust campaigning for at least several months before the election, he said, putting incumbents in Albany either at a disadvantage or drawing them away from the legislative process. Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently pushed to move New York’s presidential primary to February and offered to move the state primary to the same date, but legislative leaders dismissed the idea and Cuomo acknowledged it would not be politically viable. The June date also raises the question of fundraising during the session in Albany, a subject of proposed campaign finance reforms to limit the influence of lobbyists and donors in the Capitol. The number of Albany session fundraisers could even increase in an environment where lawmakers will be actively campaigning and legislating at the same time, according to New York Public Interest Research Group Executive Director Blair Horner. “I think that they will use their incumbency advantage – the Albany incumbency protection machine will be at full tilt next year,” Horner said. “A lot of the things they are doing now, my guess, are practices that would be on steroids in the future.”

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Unlike first responders, people who lived and worked near Ground Zero are only eligible for the federal health program if they have symptoms – at which point it may be too late.

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FTER MONTHS OF contentious debate, Congress this summer approved a permanent extension of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, which compensates survivors of the deadly 2001 terrorist attacks. Lawmakers applauded Jon Stewart, the former “Daily Show” host, for his pivotal role in drawing attention to the plight of the police officers, firefighters and others who had rushed to the World Trade Center site to help, or assisted in the cleanup but were later diagnosed with cancer and other diseases linked to their exposure to the toxic dust and fumes. After the vote, Stewart praised the first responders who testified alongside him as the true heroes of the legislative victory. Survivors, in turn, thanked legislative leaders for finally overcoming political obstruction and passing the law. But largely overlooked in the celebratory moment were the hundreds of thousands of people who simply lived, worked or went to school at or near the site. Many of them have also gotten sick and died in the months and years after 9/11, while many more have never even been screened for cancer, asthma and other ailments linked to the attacks. Although these survivors are eligible for the World Trade Center Health Program, the federal program that is now fully funded by Congress, it’s much harder for them to benefit from it than first responders. Outreach is spotty, allowing countless survivors to fall through the cracks. Some do not yet have any symptoms and may not know that their exposure could result in medical problems years later. And, unlike first responders, they’re only eligible if they already have symptoms – at which point it may be too late to treat a condition. In fact, of the more than 400,000 people that experts estimate are at risk because they were in lower Manhattan on the day of the attacks or during the monthslong cleanup, only 21,636 non-first responders – or about 5 percent of the at-risk population – have been enrolled in the World Trade Center Health Program. In contrast, of the estimated 90,000 first responders who played some role in the 9/11 response and World Trade Center site cleanup, 76,050 of them – more than 8 in 10 – already participate in the federal health program, which for them automatically offers free, annual screenings. Dr. Joseph Fennelly, who served for decades as the chairman or co-chairman of the Medical Society of New Jersey’s bioethics committee, said that “from an ethical standpoint, there’s no question” that survivors


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should have the same unfettered access as first responders to regular screening without having to be symptomatic as a prerequisite. “You absolutely want to try and catch cancers before they are symptomatic,” he said. “This is part of the zeitgeist of medicine moving towards prevention.” Attorney Michael Barasch, a leading attorney representing 9/11 victims, agreed. “It’s outrageous that the 400,000 civilians, including downtown office workers, residents, students and teachers, are treated differently than the 100,000 first responders,” he said. “After all, they were all breathing the same toxic dust. Not surprisingly, they are all being diagnosed with the same illnesses.” Barasch said that without free annual checkups, many of these survivors won’t learn about the risks they face. “As a result, most of them have no idea that there is a presumption linking 68 cancers to the toxins,” he said. “If they don’t see a doctor from the health program, they likely will never connect the dots. It’s time to stop treating the survivors in the 9/11 community as second-class citizens.”

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WEEK AFTER THE twin towers fell, then-Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Christine Todd Whitman issued a statement saying that it was safe for New Yorkers to return to their everyday activities. “Given the scope of the tragedy from last week, I am glad to reassure the people of New York and Washington, D.C., that their air is safe to breath (sic) and their water is safe to drink,” Whitman said in a press release on Sept. 18. Within two years, the EPA’s inspector general found that Whitman’s assertion had been unfounded. “When EPA made a September 18 announcement that the air was ‘safe’ to breathe, it did not have sufficient data and analyses to make such a blanket statement,” the report’s authors concluded, since “air monitoring data was lacking for several pollutants of concern, including particulate matter and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).” Moreover, the EPA’s inspector general learned that it was President George W. Bush’s White House Council on Environmental Quality that heavily edited the EPA press releases “to add reassuring statements and delete cautionary ones.” Despite the fact that samples taken indicated asbestos levels in lower Manhattan were between double and triple the EPA’s limit, the Council on Environmental Quality described the readings as “slightly above” the limit, the inspector general found. And when the inspector general tried to determine who had actually written the press releases, they “were unable to identify any EPA official who claimed ownership.”

Questioning whether the air was safe to breathe after 9/11 “was perceived as almost being unpatriotic,” said former Community Board 1 Chairwoman Catherine McVay Hughes.

More than a decade later, Whitman publicly apologized. “I’m very sorry that people are sick,” she told The Guardian in an interview in 2016. “I’m very sorry that people are dying and if the EPA and I in any way contributed to that, I’m sorry.” However, she continued to assert that the agency did its best “with the knowledge we had.” Catherine McVay Hughes, a former chairwoman of lower Manhattan’s Community Board 1, which includes the World Trade Center site, remembers being skeptical when Whitman proclaimed that air in

lower Manhattan was safe even as the fires at the World Trade Center site were burning – and would not be fully extinguished until just before Christmas. But Hughes, who serves on the World Trade Center Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee, said that it was taboo at the time to raise such concerns. “First of all, I am one of the most patriotic people out there,” said Hughes, who was speaking only as a longtime member of the community. “But questioning whether or not the air was safe to breathe back then


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was perceived as almost being unpatriotic, and nowadays there’s scientific studies indicating how toxic and dangerous it was.” No doubt Whitman’s reassurance and the EPA’s press releases that followed helped lower Manhattan to rebound and Wall Street to return to normalcy. It would take a few years for the scope of the tragedy to sink in as the human toll mounted from exposure to the unique cocktail of abrasive toxins released by the collapse and the fires that flared and smoldered for months.

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ILA NORDSTROM IS one of the young adults who is enrolled in the World Trade Center Health Program. She says she’s very grateful for the peace of mind it brings her. She was a 17-yearold student at Stuyvesant High School on the day of the attacks in 2001. The school, which had about 3,000 students at the time, is a handful of blocks from the World Trade Center site. When classes resumed, she and her classmates were sent to another high school

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in Brooklyn. But in October, a few weeks after Whitman had declared that the air was safe to breathe, the students were sent back to Stuyvesant. While testifying this past June to a congressional committee that was weighing reauthorization of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, Nordstrom recalled the “cryptic warnings” not to use the water fountains and not to exit the building at all during the day, the “acrid smell of smoke” permeating the building, and an endless stream of trucks dumping debris from the site next to the school, with


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“clouds of dust” spiraling up and into the building’s air intake system. “Suffice it to say my lungs suffered, and I certainly was not alone,” she said. “As soon as Stuyvesant students returned there were widespread reports of nosebleeds, coughs that just wouldn’t go away, chronic headaches and students suffering from a slew of worsening respiratory issues.” After high school, Nordstrom went on to Vassar College, where she graduated. In 2007 she moved to California, where she struggled with her “out of control asthma.” “My entire 20s was dominated by financial panic because even asthma and GERD can be quite expensive to treat under our current health care system,” Nordstrom testified. “Adding to that stress is the fact that doctors in California, where I live, have often never seen a 9/11 survivor and don’t understand the unique health risks I face.” Nordstrom now knows at least five classmates who have been diagnosed with lymphomas, one in remission from thyroid cancer, another in remission from testicular cancer. Other Stuyvesant alumni have been diagnosed with rare bone cancers, melanoma and male breast cancer. “What the EPA knew, but we didn’t, was that the air was not safe,” she testified. “Now, in addition to the illnesses and deaths we’re seeing among responders, the death toll from 9/11-related illnesses is also mounting among survivors and new people continue to fall ill, many of them my age or younger.”

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TUYVESANT IS ONLY one of the public schools that New York City operated in the contamination zone in lower Manhattan and part of Brooklyn. After the EPA’s pronouncement that the air was safe to breathe, the city reopened 29 schools in the zone. They were attended by almost 20,000 students, while the United Federation of Teachers says there were 2,500 teachers and support staff working in those schools. At a New York City Council hearing last year, Ellie Engler, the UFT’s top industrial hygienist at the time of the attack, blasted city government. “The Department of Education and the New York City Department of Health have done nothing, zero, to reach out to those kids and that’s what I ask you to do,” said Engler, now an aide to UFT President Michael Mulgrew. A Department of Education spokesperson at the time of the hearing disputed Engler’s assertions that the agency had not been proactive in advising students and their parents about their health risks. Engler said that two of her former colleagues died from cancer, and in 2017, after years of respiratory issues, she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. In her testimo-

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After the EPA’s declaration that the air was safe, children were sent back to school blocks away from Ground Zero, while volunteers were still working to quench the flames.

ny, Engler said that after 9/11, a joint team from the public school system and the UFT inspected several schools that were “most directly in the path of the fallout,” and that the city and union closely monitored the status of the cleanup as schools were reopened. However, she added, “It took years before any of us made a connection and understood the breadth of the health crisis that would befall many. Only as first responders started getting sick, with unusual cancers and multiple respiratory problems, did the real impact become public. The message had not hit home.” The UFT now wants the New York City Council to pass legislation requiring the Department of Education to work with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to submit a report on outreach efforts to former students and staff members from the schools in the contamination zone. Two sources close to the negotiations said that a resolution to the controversy may be imminent. One co-sponsor of the legislation, City

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Council Health Committee Chairman Mark Levine, said at a May 30 press conference that within weeks of the attack, public school employees, from principals to cafeteria workers, were back at work at dozens of schools “at enormous risk” to themselves. “Today, this date, this city has not prepared an accounting of the staff and students,” Levine said. “We don’t have a comprehensive list of who they are. We have not communicated to them to let them know about the health risks we now know are very real. We have not let them know about the services and the support that are available to them as people who were at risk during those dangerous days following 9/11.” For now, the health status of the thousands of children who attended the city’s public schools on 9/11 and the months after in lower Manhattan is largely unknown. The World Trade Center Health Program has just 791 survivors registered who are under 35, the age of the oldest of those students.

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IGHTEEN YEARS AFTER the attack, there is still a lot unknown about the health of most of the people epidemiologists say were at risk from the toxic fallout. Testifying before Congress in June, Dr. Jacqueline Moline, the director of the Northwell Health Queens World Trade Center Health Program, predicted the public health crisis has not yet peaked. Moline said that the day would come when “there are more people that died of WTC-related diseases after 9/11 than perished that horrible day.” Yet as Moline explained in an online video about advances in screening and treating survivors, there are two different World Trade Center Health Programs: one for first responders and another for survivors. The first responders, who were involved in rescue, recovery and debris removal, undergo medical and mental health screening, monitoring and treatment, but

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the “presence of symptoms is not necessary to be eligible for the program.” “Survivors include community members, local workers, building re-occupants, residents, students and cleanup workers,” Moline says. “Medical and mental health treatment is included for World Trade Center-related medical and mental health symptoms and cancers. Medical and mental health monitoring is available once people are enrolled in the program. However, it differs from the responders program in that the presence of symptoms or cancers is necessary to be program eligible.” Hughes, the former Community Board 1 chairwoman, offered two explanations for the disparity between first responders enrolled in the program, and the share of survivors in their version of the program. “For the survivor population, it means stepping forward to engage, whereas if you were a first responder like a firefighter or in the NYPD, your health was already being tracked,” she said. “For some of the members of the survivor community, when there is a tragedy like 9/11, you think that other people may have been exposed more or are worse off, and that if there are limited resources you want to make sure they got it, that they got what they needed.” Barasch, the attorney representing victims, said that most of the first responders he has spoken with told him they knew what they were signing up for when they participated in the rescue and recovery operations. “The survivors, on the other hand, did not know what they were signing up for when they believed the EPA’s assessment that the air was safe and went back home, to school and to work,” Barasch said. In her testimony to Congress, Nordstrom said that many of her classmates have long since moved to other parts of the country, and are even less likely to learn about federal medical assistance they may qualify for. “Young adults are also especially at risk of losing out on the (Victim Compensation Fund) because we face some big obstacles to even finding out about the 9/11 health services,” she said. “Many of us ... don’t have access to local information about the VCF, don’t see it reported on in local media, and don’t have local advocates. This often seems to get lost in the conversation about who needs this program and why.” In an interview after a rally to call on Congress to renew the Victims Compensation Fund, Nordstrom said that getting that legislation signed would be just the beginning. “Our job is not over when the VCF is passed,” she said. “People are spread to the four winds, and I think it is a valuable thing to do. I know it is going to be difficult to figure out how to reach them when they have left the city and started their adult lives and moved on, but it is something the city should have an obligation to help us with.”


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To Test or Not To Test

Graduate school programs are having second thoughts about the GRE.

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hether a graduate program is in chemistry or creative writing or nearly any subject in between, the GRE test likely plays a part of its application process. The GRE, which stands for Graduate Record Examinations, is meant to test an applicant’s verbal reasoning, quantitative skills and analytical writing abilities – and by proxy, one’s preparedness for graduate school. There are also more specialized GRE subject tests in six disciplines: biology, chemistry, English literature, math, physics and psychology. The GRE is a widely used admissions test; in New York alone, there are 316 graduate schools that accept it. But according to many studies, there is reason to believe the GRE doesn’t accurately measure a student’s abilities. One Cornell University study from 1997 found that only the analytical portion of the exam predicted graduate success beyond a student’s first-year GPA. Another study looking specifically at biomedical Ph.D. programs found that the GRE was a poor predictor for finding who will “graduate with a Ph.D., pass the qualifying exam, have a shorter time to defense, deliver more conference presentations, publish more first

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admissions, the better. “The GRE is used mainly as a check against the GPA,” said Henry Watkin, associate director of graduate admissions at the New School. “If one is high and the other low, the admissions committee obviously needs to look into the matter more closely.” Some problems with the GRE’s use in admissions don’t come from the test itself, but how the schools weight them. For example, some schools may refuse to consider people without high GRE scores, rejecting anyone below a certain cut-off point. “Like any tool, it can be used intelligently or it can be used stupidly,” said Brent Bridgeman, a distinguished presidential appointee in foundational and validity research at the Educational Testing Service. The Educational Testing Service has conducted outreach to graduate schools to promote a holistic review process, so they are not overly reliant on the test scores. The organization also led an initiative to include more social factors in admissions: the Personal Potential Index, in which faculty members would rate applicants on different skills and qualities. However, the program was canceled due to a lack of

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interest from graduate programs. “I think part of that problem was programs don’t like to require something if their competitor doesn’t,” Bridgeman said. There are several schools that have gone GRE-optional, particularly STEM programs. Rockefeller University, a graduate school in Manhattan that focuses on biomedical research, does not request or review GRE scores for its admissions process, and the biomedical engineering department at Cornell University dropped the requirement this year. “We think that standardized tests serve some people well, and not all people well,” said David Schachter, the associate dean of admissions and student affairs at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. “We made a very conscious decision to not require them for the vast majority of our degree programs. It’s always been the case at Wagner.” Several programs at Pace University offer flexibility or exceptions to submitting GRE

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scores. The same is true at Hunter College. For example, applicants pursuing a masters in biochemistry at the CUNY institution can request to waive it if they submit proof of professional experience or graduate-level academic work. Applicants pursuing a

because it’s really meant for people who are just emerging from college undergraduate experience,” the New School’s Watkin said, “our rule is that we only require the GRE for U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and only from people who have gotten their bachelor’s degree within the last five years.” In some cases, where for example an applicant might be changing fields, a GRE score would still bolster their application, he said. The requirements and expectations surrounding GRE scores, therefore, vary wildly from – Brent Bridgeman, a distinguished school to school, and program presidential appointee in foundational and to program. But admissions validity research at the Educational Testing departments highlight the Service, which administers the test importance of a well-rounded application that includes strong undergraduate grades, letters of masters in economics or theater at Hunter recommendation, professional experience can also waive the GRE if they have a and personal statements. sufficiently high GPA score. Susan Ford, the director of graduate At the New School, the GRE is optional admission at Pace, said, “We look at, I for particular applicants. “Because there usually say, qualitative and quantitative is a slight bias towards U.S. culture, and factors.”

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Pursuant to an Order Confirming Referee’s Report, and Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly filed on June 14, 2019, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Kings County Supreme Court, Room 224, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY on August 8, 2019 at 2:30 p.m., premises known as 282 Hemlock Street, Brooklyn, NY. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York, Block 4147 and Lot 53. Approximate amount of judgment is $485,489.15 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 501581/2016.

Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated November 30, 2018 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams Street, Room 224, Brooklyn, NY 11201 on September 12, 2019 at 2:30PM, premises known as 326 92nd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11212. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of NY, Block:4646 Lot:25. Approximate amount of judgment $372,701.31 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index# 515931/2016.

Jeffrey Miller, Esq., Referee Knuckles, Komosinski & Manfro, LLP, 565 Taxter Road, Suite 590, Elmsford, NY 10523, Attorneys for Plaintiff Cash will not be accepted. Notice of Qualification of C-Bridge Capital LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 07/22/19. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 07/12/19. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 450 Lexington Ave Ste. 39B, NY, NY 10017, Attn: Fu, Wei. Address to be maintained in DE: Corp2000, 838 Walker Rd., Ste. 21-2, Dover, DE 19904. Arts of Org. filed with the Secy. of State of the State of DE, Division of Corporations, PO Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: any lawful activities.

Jeffrey Dinowitz, Esq., Referee Shapiro, DiCaro & Barak, LLC Attorney(s) for the Plaintiff 175 Mile Crossing Boulevard Rochester, New York 14624 (877) 430-4792 Dated: July 30, 2019 Notice of Qualification of BLANCHE INDUSTRIES, LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 07/25/19. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 01/05/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 16133 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 545, Encino, CA 91436, Attn: Daniel Frattali. Address to be maintained in DE: 2140 S Dupont Hwy, Camden, DE 19934. Arts of Org. filed with the DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities.

Notice of Qualification of SO - Hubbards Commons LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 7/29/19. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: c/o ShopOne Centers REIT, Inc., 10100 Waterville St., Whitehouse, OH 43571. LLC formed in DE on 9/25/18. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: Cogency Global Inc. (CGI), 10 E. 40th St., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10016. DE addr. of LLC: c/o CGI, 850 New Burton Rd., Ste. 201, Dover, DE 19904. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, PO Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Notice of Qual. of Paintbox Madison LLC, filed with the SSNY on 7/24/19. Office loc: NY County. LLC formed in DE on 7/22/19. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served and shall mail process to: Attn: Paintbox, 154 Grand St, 3rd Fl, NY, NY 10013. Address required to be maintained in DE: c/o Corporation Service Company, 251 Little Falls Dr, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert of Formation filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful act. Tiger Digital LLC Art. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 4/18/2019. 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 United Corporation Agent, Inc., 7014 13th Ave, Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. GRAND STUDIO MANAGEMENT LLC filed Arts. of Org. with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/16/19. 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: T. Rufus Cappadocia, 295 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Purpose: any lawful act.

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Notice of Formation of Leeza Garber Esq Consulting LLC filed with SSNY on June 21, 2019. Office: NY County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 252 W 76th Street, NY, NY 10023. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Notice of Formation of Fora Financial Advance LLC (f/k/a Empire Merchant Advance, LLC). Articles of Organization filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/29/09. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 519 8th Ave., 11th Fl., New York, NY 10018. Purpose: Any lawful activity. MARV HOLIDAY, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 07/03/19. 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, 434 E. 57th Street, New York, NY 10022. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of ASHES TO ASHES LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 07/22/19. Office location: Kings County. Princ. office of LLC: 99A Stuyvesant Ave., Apt. 2, Brooklyn, NY 11221. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of MADE F&B LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 07/25/19. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Mark Devli, 460 Main Ave., Ste. A, Wallington, NJ 07057. Purpose: Any lawful activity.


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NOTICE OF SALE Supreme Court County Of Kings U.S. Bank National Association, not in its individual capacity but solely as trustee for the RMAC Trust, Series 2016-CTT, Plaintiff AGAINST Alma Sawney, Laurel Williams a/k/a Laurel P. Williams, Nordia C. Morgan, et al, Defendant Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated 5/28/2019 and entered on 7/5/2019, I, the undersigned Referee, will sell at public auction at the Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY on September 26, 2019 at 02:30 PM premises known as 2907 Cortelyou Road, Brooklyn, NY 11226. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the County of Kings, City and State of New York, BLOCK: 5173, LOT: 66. Approximate amount of judgment is $644,730.95 plus interests and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 511051/2014. Shmuel Taub, Referee FRENKEL LAMBERT WEISS WEISMAN & GORDON LLP 53 Gibson Street Bay Shore, NY 11706 Notice of Formation of 514 Herkimer LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 8/1/19. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 514 Herkimer St., Brooklyn, NY 11213. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 525 7th Ave., Ste. 1406, NY, NY 10018. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Notice of Qualification of 24 WEST 25TH STREET INVESTORS IV, LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 07/19/19. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 03/04/19. Princ. office of LLC: 430 Park Ave., Fl. 12, NY, NY 100223505. 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. DE addr. of LLC: 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of the State of DE, 401 Federal St. - Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

Notice of Qualification of 24 WEST 25TH STREET HOLDINGS IV, LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 07/19/19. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 03/04/19. Princ. office of LLC: 430 Park Ave., Fl. 12, NY, NY 100223505. 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. DE addr. of LLC: 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of the State of DE, 401 Federal St. - Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. BREGS REALTY, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 02/13/19. Office: Kings 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, 26 Delavan Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

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NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS, DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS CERTIFICATE TRUSTEE ON BEHALF OF BOSCO CREDIT II TRUST SERIES 20101, Plaintiff, vs. JASON PALMER, ET AL., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly filed on June 14, 2019, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Kings County Supreme Court, Room 224, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY on August 22, 2019 at 2:30 p.m., premises known as 1962 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York, Block 1453 and Lot 18. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 515601/2016. Leo Salzman, Esq., Referee Berkman, Henoch, Peterson, Peddy & Fenchel, P.C., 100 Garden City Plaza, Garden City, NY 11530, Attorneys for Plaintiff

Notice of Qualification of LHL SHORE PARKWAY, LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 07/17/19. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 07/11/19. Princ. office of LLC: 183 Madison Ave., Ste. 1602, NY, NY 10016. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Bennet L. Schonfeld at the princ. office of the LLC. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State of the State of DE, 401 Federal St., Ste. #4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

Notice of Qualification of DOVEL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 07/25/19. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 04/06/16. Princ. office of LLC: 7901 Jones Branch Dr., Ste. 600, McLean, VA 22102. 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: CSC, 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

VR IMMERSION LLC Art. Of Org. Filed Sec. of State of NY 7/12/2019. 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, 55 Richmond Ter, Ste 306 Staten Island, NY 10301. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity NOTICE OF FORMATION OF Inbox Collective LLC Arts of Org filed with the SSNY (SSNY) on July 11, 2019. Office loc: NY Co. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC, Attn: 400 East 55th Street apt. 12d, New York, NY 10022. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. 605 BARBEY ST, LLC Arts of Org. filed with SSNY 7/22/2019. OFFICE: NY COUNTY. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC, Attn: Madeline Perry, 978 Sterling PL, Brooklyn , NY 11213. Purpose: Any lawful Purpose.

Notice of Qualification of Launch Servicing, LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/09/19. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 06/27/18. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 402 West Broadway, 20th Fl., San Diego, CA 92101. Address to be maintained in DE: 160 Greentree Dr., Ste. 101, Dover, DE 19904. Arts of Org. filed with the Secy. of State of DE, 401 Federal St #4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities. Notice of Qualification of QMB 2 Energy Storage, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 8/8/19. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in DE on 1/25/19. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: Cogency Global Inc. (CGI), 10 E. 40th St., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10016. DE address of LLC: CGI, 850 New Burton Rd., Ste. 201, Dover, DE 19904. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Notice of Qualification of SIERRA HEALTH GROUP LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/12/19. Office location: Kings County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 07/25/18. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. DE addr. of LLC: 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

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Berger812 LLC. Art. of Org. filed with SSNY 8-1319. Office Location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC for service of process. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to c/o Dentons US LLP, Attn: Brian E. Rafferty, 1221 6th Ave., NY, NY 10020. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity. otice of formation of limited liability company (LLC). Name: AREP UTICA AVENUE LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 07/16/2019. 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 LLC 315 Flatbush Avenue, Box 433 Brooklyn, NY, 11217. Purpose/character of LLC: Any Lawful Purpose. Notice of Qualification of QMB 3 Energy Storage, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 8/8/19. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in DE on 1/25/19. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: Cogency Global Inc. (CGI), 10 E. 40th St., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10016. DE address of LLC: CGI, 850 New Burton Rd., Ste. 201, Dover, DE 19904. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. LEGALNOTICES@ CITYANDSTATENY.COM DRIFTWOOD PECONIC BAY LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 08/07/2019. 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, Unit First Floor, The Gramercy, 25 East 21st Street, NY, NY 10010. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.


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NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF KINGS SRP 2012-4, LLC, Plaintiff, Against

Index No.: 520351/2016

EZEKIEL AKANDE, ET AL., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale, duly entered 12/11/2018, I, the undersigned Referee, will sell at public auction, in Room 224 of Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 on 9/26/2019 at 2:30 pm, premises known as 34 Jackson Place, Brooklyn, NY 11215, and described as follows: ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York, Block 1055 and Lot 42. The approximate amount of the current Judgment lien is $376,471.69 plus interest and costs. The Premises will be sold subject to provisions of the aforesaid Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale; Index # 520351/2016. Leonard Spector, Esq., Referee. Richland & Falkowski, PLLC, 35-37 36th Street, 2nd Floor, ASTORIA, NY 11106 Dated: 8/8/2019 PB Notice of Qualification of GAMBLIT GAMING, LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 07/25/2019. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 09/06/11. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o CT Corporation, 28 Liberty St., NY, NY 10005. DE addr. of LLC: c/o The Corporation Trust Company, 1209 Orange St, Corp Trust Center, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State of the State of DE, Div. of Corps., P.O. Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of 268 East 7th Street Owner LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/13/19. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 64 2nd Ave., 2nd Fl., NY, NY 10003. Purpose: any lawful activities.

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Notice of Qualification of CGS REDMOND TECHNOLOGIES, LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 07/25/19. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 10/16/06. Princ. office of LLC: 200 Vesey St., NY, NY 10281-1017. 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, 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of Security Resources NY, LLC n/k/a Security Resources, LLC (through merger). Arts. of Org. filed w/ Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/13/19. Office in NY County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o CSC, 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207, registered agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: Any lawful act/activity.

Notice of Qualification of Horizon Big, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 3/20/19. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 75 Varick St., NY, NY 10013. LLC formed in DE on 3/13/19. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: Cogency Global Inc., 10 E. 40th St., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10016. DE addr. of LLC: 850 New Burton Rd., Ste. 201, Dover, DE 19904. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of Hip Hop Ventures, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 8/26/19. Office location: NY County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 131 W. 35th St., 8th Fl., NY, NY 10001, principal business address. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Diane Nelson CPA LLC Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York on 8/19/19. Office location: Kings County, NY. Secretary of State of NY has been designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. Secretary of State shall mail process to : The LLC Attn: Diane Nelson 225 4th Avenue 8a Brooklyn NY 11215 Purpose: Any lawful purpose Notice of Formation of FON CONSULTING, LLC filed with SSNY on June 21 2019. Office: Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 2804 Gateway Oaks Dr # 100 Sacramento, CA 95833. Purpose: any lawful act or activity.

Notice of Auction Notice of Auction Sale is herein given that Access Self Storage of Long Island City located at 2900 Review Avenue, Long Island City, N.Y. 11101 will take place on WWW. STORAGETREASURES. COM Sale by competitive bidding starting on September 6, 2019 and end on September 19, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. to satisfy unpaid rent and charges on the following accounts: Contents of rooms generally contain misc. #133-Micah Phillips; 4 plastic bags, 2 suitcases, 1 brief case, 1 guitar and table lamp, #3335-4-Robert T. Kennedy; 20 + assorted boxes, 1 briefcase, 2 chairs, 1 lamp shade,#4319-7Luis D Moreno; 2 adult bikes, large luggage, 1 box, 1 duffle bag., #4429Mathias Martinez; box of vinyl records, 6 + boxes, Step ladder, 4 bags, 7 + picture frames, art box, stool, 2 chairs, 2 small plastic containers, floor mirror, stadium cushion. 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 SALE SUPREME COURT FOR THE STATE OF NEW YORK, COUNTY OF BROOKLYN CROSBY CAPITAL USA, LLC; Plaintiff v. WAHEED EGBO, et al; Defendants Attorney for Plaintiff: Hasbani & Light, P.C., 450 7th Ave, Suite 1408, NY, NY 10123; (212) 643-6677Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale granted herein on 05/29/19, I will sell at Public Auction to the highest bidder in the Supreme Court of the State Of New York, County of Kings - 360 Adams Street, Room 224, Brooklyn, NY 11201. On September 26, 2019 at 2:30 pm. Premises known as 107 Harman Street, Brooklyn, NY 11221, Block: 3275 Lot: 62 All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York. As more particularly described in the judgment of foreclosure and sale. Sold subject to all of the terms and conditions contained in said judgment and terms of sale. Approximate amount of judgment: $963,987.79 plus interest and costs. Index Number: 502722/2014 Aaron Maslow, Esq., Referee

NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS, WILMINGTON SAVINGS FUND SOCIETY, FSB, D/B/A CHRISTIANA TRUST, NOT INDIVIDUALLY BUT AS TRUSTEE FOR PRETIUM MORTGAGE ACQUISITION TRUST, Plaintiff, vs. COLLETTE BARHAM, ET AL., Defendant(s). Pursuant to an Order Amending the Caption, Confirming Referee’s Report and Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly filed on July 29, 2019, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Kings County Supreme Court, Room 224, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY on October 3, 2019 at 2:30 p.m., premises known as 1055 East 40th Street, Brooklyn, NY. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York, Block 7766 and Lot 38. Approximate amount of judgment is $733,899.10 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 15121/2011. Cheryl J. Kinch, Esq., Referee

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NOTICE OF FORMATION of 959 PARK STERLING LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/19/19. Off. Loc.: NY County. SSNY has been desig. as agent upon whom process against it may be served. The address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy to is: NRAI, 28 Liberty St, New York, NY 10005. Purpose: Any lawful act Notice of Formation of Salon Nyki Elle, LLC filed with SSNY on 2/28/19. Office: NY County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 229 West 115th St., 1D, New York, NY 10026. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Notice of Qualification of CONSTANTIA VENTURES LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 07/23/19. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 06/21/19. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 95 Worth Street, Apartment 8E, New York, NY 10013. DE addr. of LLC: Harvard Business Services, Inc., 16192 Coastal Highway, Lewes, DE 19958. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State of the State of DE, Div. of Corps., 401 Federal Street - Suite 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. NOTICE Auth for Scharff PLLC (formed in AZ 2/9/18) filed w/NYDOS on7/24/19. Loc:NYCty. SSNY=ProcessAgt & shall mail to 43W.43rdSt #24 NY,NY10036. AZ Addr: 502W.RooseveltSt PhoenixAZ85003. OrgCertFiled w/AZCC @ 1300W.WashingtonSt Ph o e ni x A Z 8 5 0 0 7. L aw firm. PROMOTE THE LUV, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY 7/24/2019. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: PROMOTE THE LUV, LLC, 337 W. 138th Street, Apt 3G New York, NY 10030. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.


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Notice of Qualification of CGS REDMOND TECHNOLOGIES, LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 07/25/19. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 10/16/06. Princ. office of LLC: 200 Vesey St., NY, NY 10281-1017. 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, 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of The Love Of Flowers NYC LLC, filed with SSNY on August 20th, 2019. Office: NY County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whim process against it may be serve. SSNY shall mail copy of processs to LLC. 27 Maple Street, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. PUBLIC NOTICE AT&T proposes to construct a 195’ lattice tower at 26/30/44 Hurlburt Rd, Mooers Fork, NY (20191410). Interested parties may contact Scott Horn (856-809-1202) (1012 Industrial Dr., West Berlin, NJ 08091) with comments regarding potential effects on historic properties.

PUBLIC NOTICE AT&T proposes to modify an existing facility (new tip heights 114’) on the building at 560 Broadway, New York, NY (20191422). Interested parties may contact Scott Horn (856809-1202) (1012 Industrial Dr., West Berlin, NJ 08091) with comments regarding potential effects on historic properties. PUBLIC NOTICE AT&T proposes to modify an existing facility (new tip heights 76’) on the building at 240 Ocean Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY (20191462). Interested parties may contact Scott Horn (856809-1202) (1012 Industrial Dr., West Berlin, NJ 08091) with comments regarding potential effects on historic properties. MNYS 300 GENESEE LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 08/23/19. 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, 475 Riverside Drive, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10115. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. LEAGUE REAL ESTATE GROUP LLC, Arts of Org. filed SSNY 08/30/18. Office: NY Co. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process may be served & mail to League Real Estate Group LLC, 261 Madison Ave, 9th Fl, NY, NY 10016. General Purpose.

PUBLIC NOTICE AT&T proposes to modify an existing facility (new tip heights 75’) on the building at 1001 St. Nicolas Ave, New York, NY (20191465). Interested parties may contact Scott Horn (856809-1202) (1012 Industrial Dr., West Berlin, NJ 08091) with comments regarding potential effects on historic properties.

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RAUSA RUSSO LAW, PLLC, Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY 08/02/2019. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC: 30 Broad Street, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A LICENSE, SERIAL NUMBER PENDING, FOR LIQUOR, WINE & BEER HAS BEEN APPLIED FOR BY THE UNDERSIGNED TO SELL LIQUOR, WINE, & BEER AT RETAIL IN A RESTAURANT UNDER THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LAW AT 380 VAN BRUNT STREET, BROOKLYN, NY 11231, KINGS COUNTY, FOR ON PREMISE CONSUMPTION. SOMTUMDER REDHOOK INC. dba SOMTUM DER Notice of Formation of DROMOS STUDIO LLC, filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 08/19/2019. Office location: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, Attn: Jacqueline Yu-Si Lung, 49 Flatbush Ave, PMB #1091, Brooklyn, NY 11217. Purpose: Any Lawful Act or Activity. PUBLIC NOTICE OF REGISTERED ASSUMED NAME Assumed Name: EDDISA MIRANDA Principal Place of Business: c/o 330 Hudson Walk, Apartment 3C, Brooklyn, New York [11201] United States of America NameHolder: Miranda, Eddisa c/o 330 Hudson Walk, Apartment 3C, Brooklyn, New York [11201] United States of America Filing Date: 08/04/2019 File Number: 1095081300020 Home Jurisdiction: Minnesota, Chapter: 333 Status: Active/ In Good Standing Notice of Formation of THEATRE NERD PRODUCTIONS, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/29/19. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: 67 E. 82nd St., NY, NY 10028. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

PUBLIC NOTICE Cellco Partnership and its controlled affiliates doing business as Verizon Wireless (Verizon Wireless) proposes to collocate wireless communications antennas at two locations. Antennas will be installed at a top height of 135 feet on a building with an overall height of 168 feet at the approx. vicinity of 1950 Hutchinson River Parkway, Bronx, Bronx County, NY 10461. Antennas will be installed at a top height of 105 feet on a building with an overall height of 231 feet at the approx. vicinity of 161 Varick Street, Manhattan, New York County, NY 10013. 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, Lauren Schramm, l.schramm@trileaf.com 1395 South Marietta Parkway, Building 400, Site 209, Marietta, GA 30067, 678-653-8673 ext. 655 Notice of Qualification of SARDIS DEVELOPMENTS, LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/23/19. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 05/22/19. Princ. office of LLC: 84 Wooster St., Ste. #603, NY, NY 10012. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the princ. office of the LLC. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State, Corp. Div., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Investment management.

Notice of Formation of Salon Nyki Elle, LLC filed with SSNY on 2/28/19. Office: NY County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 229 West 115th St., 1D, New York, NY 10026. Purpose: any lawful act or activity.

Notice of Qualification of Arrow Payments, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 8/29/19. Office location: NY County. LLC organized in IL on 3/6/12. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: Cogency Global Inc., 10 E. 40th St., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10016. IL and principal business address: 20 W. Kinzle St., 17th Fl., Chicago, IL 60654. Cert. of Org. filed with IL Sec. of State, 501 S. 2nd St., Springfield, IL 62756. Purpose: all lawful purposes. NOTICE OF SALE Supreme Court — County Of Kings US Bank National Association , Plaintiff, vs. Denise Charles, et al, Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale; the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction in Room 224 of the Kings County Courthouse, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, N.Y. on October 25, 2019 at 2:30 P.M.; the premises described as follows: All that parcel of land, being in the County of Kings, City and State of New York; known as 1138 Lafayette Avenue; Block 3273, Lot 21. Approximate amount of lien $715,632.95, plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of the Judgment, Index No. 508083-17. Aaron Tyk. Esq. Referee Shapiro Dicaro & Barak Attorney for Plaintiff 175 Mile Crossing Boulevard Rochester NY 14624 585770-2108 Notice of Formation of Torch Music Group, LLC filed with SSNY on March 27, 2019. Office: Westchester County, NY. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: C/O United States Corporation Agents, Inc. 7014 13th Avenue Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: any lawful act or activity.

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Notice of Qualification of ROBITRAGE, LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/24/19. Office location: WEST County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 04/02/19. 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), 188 Clove Road, New Rochelle, NY 10801. DE addr. of LLC: c/o CSC, 1201 N. Orange St, Suite 600, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State of the State of DE, Div. of Corps., P.O. Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Legend Reserves, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY 8/12/2016. Office: Bronx County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, Attn: Sabrina Isaac, 2685 Heath Ave, Floor 2, Bronx, NY 10463. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.

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