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WILL THE DEVELOPERS GET THEIR WAY (AND THEIR $$$$) ON THE NEW PENN STATION?

CONGESTION PRICING IS COMING. The fight over who should be exempt is already here.

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EDITOR’S NOTE

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REDISTRICTING REALLY SHOOK UP THIS YEAR’S ELECTIONS, and almost no other race has created as much buzz as the 12th Congressional District Democratic primary in the lead up to the Aug. 23 Election Day. As part of our election coverage, City & State has partnered with PIX11 and Hunter College to host a live prime-time debate with the three leading candidates. Reps. Carolyn Maloney and Jerry Nadler, along with attorney Suraj Patel, will be duking it out during an hourlong television broadcast at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 9. City & State’s senior state politics reporter Rebecca C. Lewis will join PIX11 political reporters Ayana Harry and Henry Rosoff, and Dan Mannarino, the anchor of PIX on Politics, in moderating the debate, which is taking place at Hunter College’s Kaye Playhouse. Hosting the event at the college was first proposed by Harold Holzer, the Jonathan F. Fanton director of the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter. The institute is located in the former Manhattan home of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, which inspired Holzer to call for a 12th District debate at Hunter College. “Hunter College won the hearts of two of New York’s greatest Democrats – Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt – who made sure their East 65th Street town house would become a vital part of our campus,” Holzer told City & State. “The candidates will be speaking not only to voters, but to the spirit and standards of ER and FDR.” With the primary less than three weeks away, we invite you to tune in to watch the candidates debate the issues. Don’t miss this must-see event!

CONTENTS FIRST READ … 4 The week that was

CONGESTION PRICING … 8

No one wants to pay the MTA’s tolls

HOSTILE ARCHITECTURE … 10

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Limited seating harms Moynihan Train Hall PENN STATION … 14

Who will benefit from the redesign?

TRANSPORTATION POWER 100 … 21

The leaders keeping New Yorkers moving

WINNERS & LOSERS … 62 While it certainly beats Penn Station, there aren’t many seats in the new Moynihan Train Hall.

Who was up and who was down last week


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Gov. Kathy Hochul also threw cold water on the mayor’s argument, saying that the recent changes to the bail law gave judges much more discretion in setting bail and that many simply were not utilizing it.

New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced some shocking statistics on crime last week, but the numbers were challenged by advocates as “misinformation.”

ADAMS WON’T BACK DOWN ON BAIL

New York City Mayor Eric Adams wants Albany lawmakers to further roll back bail reform, and he’s not backing down even as he gets the cold shoulder from fellow Democrats. After

state officials made it clear they would not hold a special session to address his concerns, Adams turned to the data in an attempt to change some minds. He presented statistics meant to bolster his claim that the 2019 bail law has contributed to increased crime

– Rep. Mondaire Jones, on thinking about running against progressive Rep. Jamaal Bowman or Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chair Sean Patrick Maloney, via Axios

in the city. But Adams got pushback on those claims for lacking context. Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie weighed in, effectively calling Adams out for saying he sent Heastie the data that illustrated his concerns when Heastie’s office did not receive the data.

DRIBBLING CIRCLES AROUND HIM For all his swagger and style, it appears as if New York City Mayor Eric Adams doesn’t have skills in the paint. He was effectively dunked on by Gov. Kathy Hochul – a known baller – at a joint event last week, with the mayor failing to make a shot in two tries and the governor sunk it on her first attempt. If Hochul isn’t available for an on-court clinic with Adams, maybe Kyrie Irving can teach him some moves?

“It’s what I call bagels versus croissants. Whether it’s real or not, it’s important to make that notation.” – actor Alec Baldwin, on the cultures of the UWS and the UES in the 12th Congressional District, via New York magazine

NYC SCHOOL BUDGET TOSSED BY JUDGE

School funding in New York City took a significant step closer to being restored when a Manhattan Supreme Court judge sided with parents on Friday in a lawsuit challenging the school budget. Partly due to decreased enrollment, the New York City Council initially passed a school budget that was reduced by about $215 million from the previous fiscal year. Parents and teachers successfully sued, arguing that the City Council didn’t have the authority to do so without approval from the Panel for Educational Policy. Adams’ administration said it would appeal the ruling.

MIGRANTS ARRIVE IN NEW YORK CITY AFTER BEING BUSED FROM TEXAS

The number of people seeking refuge in New York City homeless shelters continued to rise, and the political standoff between Adams and Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has escalated. After Adams an-

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nounced that he believed the cause of the increase was migrants being sent from border states, the Texas governor had denied sending people anywhere but to Washington, D.C., and invited the New York City mayor to visit the southern border. When he was rebuffed, Abbott sent some 50 migrants by bus from Texas to New York City. “His continued use of human beings as political pawns is disgusting, and an embarrassing stain on the state of Texas,” Adams’ spokesperson told the New York Post.

MONKEYPOX IS OFFICIALLY AN EMERGENCY

Officials with New York City, the state and the federal government all declared states of emergency on the rapidly spreading monkeypox virus last week. On July 29, Hochul signed an executive order

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designating the virus as a state disaster emergency, saying that doing so will allow more health care professionals to administer vaccines. On Aug. 1, Adams followed that up with a state of emergency declaration in New York City, partly in an attempt to get the federal government to fast-track the approval of vaccines. President Joe Biden’s administration didn’t immediately do that, but it declared monkeypox a national health emergency on Aug. 4, opening up more funding and resources to fight the virus, which causes painful lesions on the skin and spreads through close, usually sexual, contact. New York was once again the center of an outbreak: It had about 1,750 of the country’s 7,100 cases as of Aug. 4, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The rapidly spreading monkeypox virus triggered states of emergency in New York City and New York state, while the federal government fast-tracked more vaccine doses.

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WEEK AHEAD

TUESDAY 8/9 Reps. Jerry Nadler and Carolyn Maloney, and attorney Suraj Patel, face off in a 12th Congressional District debate co-hosted by City & State on PIX11 at 8 p.m. at Hunter College.

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Fight over Hochul’s NYPA nominee Gov. Kathy Hochul’s pick to lead New York’s public power operations has drawn the ire of climate activists and progressive lawmakers for his opposition to legislation that would expand the New York Power Authority’s green energy production. Past political contributions by nominee Justin Driscoll to the Republican Party and its candidates have led to more criticisms by activists trying to keep him from becoming the permanent head of NYPA. Driscoll has served as the interim CEO of NYPA since October, when the previous head, Gil Quiniones, left for a job in the private sector. Hochul nominated him for the permanent role in July, pending state Senate confirmation. It would cap off a nearly decadelong tenure for Driscoll at NYPA. “At a time when New York is leading the fight against climate change and rapidly transitioning to clean energy, NYPA needs strong visionary leadership at the highest level,” Hochul said in a statement announcing her recommendation. Despite the vote of confidence from Hochul, a Democrat, Driscoll’s past political contributions revealed someone who was more closely aligned with Republicans in the state. According to campaign disclosures, Driscoll gave Rob Astorino nearly $2,000 be-

TUESDAY 8/9 The New York City Council Committee on General Welfare holds a 10 a.m. oversight hearing on long-standing homeless shelter intake issues and the recent increase in asylumseekers.

tween 2009 and 2012, when Astorino was Westchester County executive. Driscoll also gave $500 to the Assembly Republican Campaign Committee in 2010. And in 2009, he donated $1,000 to then-New Jersey gubernatorial candidate Chris Christie. Each contribution came from Driscoll’s current address in Harrison, New York. Driscoll has given to some Democrats from that address, with one of his last recorded contributions coming in 2013 to Bill de Blasio. But donations to Republican candidates and causes far outweighed those to Democrats. Driscoll has attracted opponents who have said they would not vote to confirm him after the testimony he gave to the Assembly stating his opposition to the Build Public Renewables Act, which would expand NYPA’s ability to generate green energy and is considered a major climate priority by advocates. “The NY State Senate voted to pass the (Build Public Renewables Act) this session because we know how crucial it is for climate action in New York,” Salazar tweeted. “We cannot then turn around and vote to confirm a NYPA CEO who isn’t up to the task, which is why I wouldn’t be able to support Justin Driscoll’s nomination.” – Rebecca C. Lewis

THURSDAY 8/11 Congressional candidates running in the Aug. 23 primaries have to submit their latest fundraising numbers to the Federal Election Commission.

INSIDE DOPE

Early voting for the primaries starts on Saturday, Aug. 13, and runs through Aug. 21. Nearly 87,000 people voted early in the June primary in New York City alone.


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NEW KIDS IN TOWN These candidates didn’t live in the districts they’re running to represent – and some still don’t.

By Jeff Coltin

Many congressional candidates asking for your vote in 2022 can’t even vote for themselves – because they don’t live in the district where they’re running. Members of Congress are only required to live in the state, not the district, so there have always been those who don’t reside where they run. But this year’s redistricting brouhaha has led to a few carpetbaggers – and more than a dozen candidates running far away from the address they provided the Board of Elections.

RENTED A MOVING VAN OUTSIDE THE LINES

MONDAIRE JONES 10TH DISTRICT Instead of running against a fellow Democratic incumbent in his old Westchester County home, Jones relocated four districts down to Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, in early June.

HAKEEM JEFFRIES 8TH DISTRICT Nobody was more outspoken in criticizing the redistricting process – maybe because his Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, home ended up a block and a half outside his district.

ALESSANDRA BIAGGI 17TH DISTRICT After years in Pelham, Biaggi bought a house in North Castle, in Westchester County – moving in late July to the district to run, just like her opponent Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney did 10 years before.

CARLINA RIVERA 10TH DISTRICT The New York City Council member talks about spending her whole life in the lower Manhattan district – but last year, she moved to Kips Bay, about eight blocks north of the boundary.

MATT CASTELLI 21ST DISTRICT One of the Democrats hoping to take down Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik lived in Saratoga Springs, but relocated north to Glens Falls this year. NYDIA VELÁZQUEZ 7TH DISTRICT La Luchadora used to live across the street from her district, in Red Hook. After redistricting, she lives a few neighborhoods away – but her challenger Paperboy Prince is outside the district too.

ELISE STEFANIK 21ST DISTRICT The Republican rabble-rouser saw her Schuylerville home drawn into the Capital Region district – but has decided to stick with her own North Country seat instead. CARL PALADINO & NICK LANGWORTHY 23RD DISTRICT Neither of the GOP foes live in the sprawling Southern Tier district – but neither does the Democrat running, Max Della Pia.

Rep. Mondaire Jones relocated to Brooklyn after redistricting.

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Never in my entire (campaign) – and you can go through every transcript on Earth – have I ever uttered anything about Maloney and Nadler’s age.

A Q&A with 12th Congressional District candidate

SURAJ PATEL

You were the only candidate on a recent debate stage who said you would support a reelection bid from President Joe Biden and accused your opponents of ageism because of it. Do you see any irony in that statement considering you’re running against two longtime incumbents while accusing them of ageism? Never in my entire (campaign) – and you can go through every transcript on Earth – have I ever uttered anything about Maloney and Nadler’s age. The fundamental difference between Carolyn Maloney and Jerry Nadler and Joe Biden is that Joe Biden

has been effective. The president’s been effective. He uniquely was able to defeat Donald Trump, and it is his prerogative as a leader of our party to decide whether and when he chooses to run for reelection. Carolyn Maloney and Jerry Nadler attempted to gerrymander their own districts and use their power to further their power, to further their time in office. And so my argument against them is sheer effectiveness and lack of a plan for the future. President Biden has plans. Carolyn Maloney and Jerry Nadler don’t even have plan pages on their website. This is now your third campaign, and you

have a new opponent in Nadler. How have your past campaigns prepared you for this one and do you think it’s tougher because you’re up against two long-term incumbents instead of one? My first two campaigns prepared me from the standpoint one, learning a lot of lessons, learning some humility and then also applying some of those lessons to running a campaign more effectively and efficiently. You’ll note that there are people out there, like Ro Khanna, for example, who ran a third time after coming super close and won quite overwhelmingly the third time. You are raising name recognition

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when you run these races. But fundamentally, our polling shows exactly why we’re going to win this race, which is that with Maloney and Nadler, the base of voters who prefer somebody with experience in seniority is split between two people versus the people who want new leadership – there’s only one game in town. How have you made inroads in the new parts of the district on the West Side, and even the East Side of Manhattan, since you performed better in the Queens portion of the old district? Currently, in this NY-12 as composed, we still got 20,000 to 23,000 votes

two years ago, which is not nothing at all. Which is to say that as we did in Queens and Brooklyn from a margin standpoint, the bulk of our 38,000 votes came from Manhattan just by nature of the density of that part of the district. So we’re starting from not zero at all on the East Side, in any way. And now on the West Side, we have been introducing ourselves with fervor to voters. I think reporters look at this a lot from the standpoint or lens of two chairs and seniority and incumbency and whatever. Voters don’t. People will get this as a new district because it is a brand-new district. fundamentally, it’s a new district. – Rebecca C. Lewis


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Congestion pricing’ obstacle: exemption

mendation will be that no further carve-outs or a very limited number should be included. Transit advocates were also pushing for fewer exemptions, arguing that the road to carve-outs and special dispensations to forgo the congestion pricing toll was a slippery one. MTA officials have often pointed out that the more exemptions that are created, the higher the toll will be for those who have to pay it, because the program is required to fund $15 billion in capital improvements. At least a couple members of the new Traffic Mobility Review Board were well aware of the slippery slope of offering exemptions to congestion pricing. But when another round of public hearings on the program kicks off later this month, the calls for exemptions – calls Adams himself has made – will likely

only grow louder. “I think they’re going to be under tremendous political pressure,” said Nicole Gelinas, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. “There’s going to be a lot of sympathetic voices. You’re going to have people say, ‘I have to drive my kids to a special school in Manhattan. I have to go get medical treatment in Manhattan. I have to drive to visit my elderly parents.’ Everybody is going to have a truly sympathetic point of view. But if you start offering these exemptions, then you basically don’t have a program.” Kathryn Wylde, the president and CEO of the Partnership for New York City and one of the members of the Traffic Mobility Review Board, told City & State that she wanted to limit exemptions, echoing advocates’ argument that including too many could defang

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FTER YEARS OF moving at a tired crawl, New York’s congestion pricing program is finally picking up speed. A draft of the environmental assessment for the road tolling program in Manhattan below 60th Street is expected to be released this week, and the six members of the Traffic Mobility Review Board, which will recommend the specifics of the fee structure, have all been named. They included five business and real estate leaders approved by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority board, and Transport Workers Union International President John Samuelsen, who was named to the board by New York City Mayor Eric Adams. Congestion pricing is expected to raise $1 billion in annual revenue once it’s implemented, which will be used to finance crucial infrastructure and accessibility upgrades in the MTA’s capital plan. Few disagree that that revenue is needed by the cash-strapped MTA. But a lot of people don’t want to pay for it. Even among proponents of congestion pricing – or people who have begrudgingly accepted that the tolling program is coming to New York City – there are those who argue that certain vulnerable groups should be exempt from paying. At the 18 hours’ worth of public hearings held on the program last fall, exemptions were argued for on behalf of motorcyclists, seniors, outer borough and New Jersey residents, first responders, commercial truckers, people traveling to medical appointments and more. Those calls came from residents and lawmakers too, including New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, who wanted Garden State drivers credited not just for trips to Manhattan via the Hudson River tunnels but also for the George Washington Bridge to avoid “double taxation.” The law that created the program included only three exemptions – for emergency vehicles, vehicles carrying people with disabilities and for residents of the congestion zone who earn $60,000 or less annually. (The latter would be repaid for the cost of tolls in a tax credit.) The Traffic Mobility Review Board was tasked with considering any other exemptions, though it’s possible their recom-


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“Everybody is going to have a truly sympathetic point of view. But if you start offering these exemptions, then you basically don’t have a program.” – Nicole Gelinas, Manhattan Institute senior fellow

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A panel will consider who won’t have to pay the toll – an endeavor some members said could be a slippery slope. the program. “The statutory goal of the program is to be able to fund a billion dollars a year of the MTA’s capital program, which is essential for the modernization of our mass transit system,” Wylde said. “Every exemption means that those who are paying will have to pay more.” MTA officials estimated that the peak toll could range from $9 to $23 for E-ZPass users and $14 to $35 for people paying by mail. Wylde, who in a 2019 op-ed said that those clamoring for exemptions “need to chill out,” mentioned a few issues that she considered “legitimate questions,” including whether a florist from Queens who had to enter the congestion zone multiple times in a day, for example, should be charged multiple times. The congestion pricing law required that passenger vehicles will only be charged once per day for entering the zone. Wylde also mentioned taxis and forhire vehicles, which since 2019 have faced a congestion surcharge and are therefore “already taxed.” In addition to Wylde and Samuelsen, the Traffic Mobility Review Board includes Chair Carl Weisbrod, the former director of the New York City Department of City Planning; John Banks, the former president of the Real Estate Board of New York; Scott Rechler, CEO of RXR Realty; and MTA board member Elizabeth Velez. None of the members live in the congestion zone, which spans Manhattan below 60th Street. The largely real estate and business-aligned makeup of the board was quickly noted when the members were named. “There are no social justice warriors on the board, that’s for sure,” said Danny Pearlstein, policy and communications director at Riders Alliance. “But on the other hand, there’s a pervasive rightwing trope that whatever is happening in the news today is the last straw and after that everyone’s going to leave New York. Real estate isn’t leaving New York. They’re here forever, and they have our future in mind.” Samuelsen, meanwhile, remarked that while he gets along with many members of the board, he will be the only voice representing working-class New Yorkers. “Let’s

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be honest, not one of them has a loyalty to blue-collar New York. I do,” Samuelsen said. “And it’s obvious now that the mayor does, as evidenced by placing me into this position.” Adams has been a proponent of congestion pricing, but during the mayoral campaign and more recently, he has revived the call to ensure that congestion pricing isn’t a burden on low-income people who have to drive into the city or people going into the zone for chemotherapy treatments, for example. A spokesperson for City Hall declined to comment further on potential exemptions. A study by the Community Service Society reported that only 4% of outer borough residents with incomes below the federal poverty level rely on a car to travel into Manhattan for work. It also found that of an estimated 481,000 low-income essential workers who commute into Manhattan from the outer boroughs for work, only 15,500 commute by vehicle. Samuelsen, Adams’ appointee to the Traffic Mobility Review Board, told City & State that it was premature to have a conversation about exemptions. (Weisbrod, who chairs the review board, said the same thing in an email.) But Samuelsen said that while he’s open to the possibility of including no further exemptions beyond what’s already laid out in the law, he would fight to include a potentially large class of workers if that conversation begins. “For me, it’s got to be all or nothing. If there’s none, there’s none. But if there’s going to be a conversation about exempting anybody, then I’m going to ensure the blue-collar workforce is included in that conversation,” Samuelsen said. “I don’t intend to proactively seek exemptions. But if others do, it’s going to be met with a response in defense of the blue-collar essential workforce that carried New York City through the pandemic.” A final decision on the environmental assessment for congestion pricing from the Federal Highway Administration is expected in January, and if it gets the green light, the Traffic Mobility Review Board could begin their proceedings to make recommendations on pricing and potential discounts or exemptions.


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Unwelcome to New York By Maia Pandey

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OYNIHAN TRAIN HALL – the soaring new extension of Penn Station officially opened in 2021 – houses more than two dozen food and retail outlets and services Amtrak and the Long Island Rail Road. Yet, most people in the hall’s glass ceiling atrium are huddled on the floor or leaning against walls and railings waiting for their trains. The problem is stark: Outside of booths in the food hall and a ticketed waiting room, seating in the $1.6 billion hall is highly limited. The lack of seating, however, is not entirely unprecedented: Some advocates said the design of Moynihan Train Hall was another part of a multipronged effort to remove homeless people from public spaces in New York City. While the train hall’s design discouraged sitting or laying down by nearly eliminating seating altogether, subtler architectural fixtures across the city also seek to discourage people from resting for extended periods. Many subway stations feature seating but with armrests segmenting the bench to discourage laying down. Embankments are often lined with thinly veiled spikes to disallow sitting. In response over the years, social media accounts and campaigns have popped up to advocate against the influx of “hostile” architecture. But recent efforts to remove homeless people from public spaces are not exclusively architectural. Earlier this year, New York City Mayor Eric Adams and Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a plan to deploy police officers and mental health workers to stop homeless people from sheltering in subway stations. “No more just doing whatever you want. No, those days are over. Swipe your MetroCard, ride the system, get off at your destination,” Adams said at a February press conference announcing the zero-tolerance policy. These efforts came as the state Legislature decided against renewing a tax abatement last month that provided incentives

Passengers have criticized Moynihan Train Hall for its lack of seating in the main atrium and confusing boarding procedures.

A lack of seating in Moynihan Train Hall was just the latest example of hostile architecture ruining the city’s public spaces.


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to establish affordable housing units. As homeless people in New York City have been forcibly removed from subways and encampments, are there enough housing units and shelters for them? And if not, does the rising presence of hostile architecture in train halls, parks and subways limit the places where people can shelter?

“The fact that we’re even talking about benches as alternatives to housing shows how bad our policies are right now.” – Adam Roberts, American Institute of Architects New York policy director

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PUSHED OUT OF SIGHT Jacquelyn Simone, policy director at the Coalition for the Homeless, said she first began noticing hostile architecture in subway stations near her Queens home. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority had installed sets of “leaning benches,” which are slanted planks that allowed straphangers to only partially lean against the wall. Simone said these architectural features only exist to target the visibility of homelessness. “Hostile architecture operates on the premise that homeless people should not be present in a certain area, not that homelessness should not exist,” Simone said. “So making benches and seating areas less comfortable for homeless people does not actually address the root causes of why homeless people feel the need to sleep on


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these benches in the first place.” Simone said addressing the root causes would ultimately entail a comprehensive effort to expand housing options for homeless people. The city has reported about 50,000 New Yorkers sleeping in its shelter system daily, with thousands more sleeping on the streets. Under the city’s Subway Safety Plan, it plans to relocate those sheltering in the subways to “short- and longer-term destinations of care, support and housing.” Simone said she and other advocates shared these goals of providing more longterm options for people currently living on the streets – but the solutions touted in the plan do not exist right now. As part of the plan, Adams announced in March that an effort was underway to create 500 additional low-barrier shelter beds across the city. However, Simone said while the city has offered to transport homeless people to these beds, the large “dorm-style” housing option was unappealing to many. Ideally, Simone added, city workers would be able to offer homeless people longer-term options with fewer restrictions like curfews. Many people experiencing homelessness prefer to relocate to more permanent situations instead of a temporary shelter bed. “In such a wealthy city, it is completely indefensible that thousands of our neighbors feel that they have no better option than the streets,” she said. “But rather than just trying to police our way out of homelessness, we need to actually connect people to the housing and support that they need, which will actually be much more effective in the long run than just pushing people out of sight.” Adam Roberts, policy director for the American Institute of Architects New York, said the airy Moynihan Train Hall design mimics European designs: large, open spaces designed to keep people moving through the transit hub. Limited seating allows for more flow through these spaces, he said, which was likely the thought behind the Moynihan Train Hall’s design.

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“Hostile architecture operates on the premise that homeless people should not be present in a certain area, not that homelessness should not exist.” – Jacquelyn Simone, Coalition for the Homeless policy director

“People should be able to sit down, and especially people who don’t have a home, they need a place to rest. But frankly, it shouldn’t be a train station, it should be housing,” he added. “The fact that we’re even talking about benches as alternatives to housing shows how bad our policies are right now.” Beyond shelter beds, some people may also require housing with more comprehensive and regular support. The city’s 15/15 Supportive Housing Initiative – established by then-New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio – was supposed to establish 15,000 supportive housing units by 2030. Adams committed to moving that deadline up to 2028, which Simone said was a positive indicator, though she and other advocates hoped to see the timeline further accelerated. In 2019, the New York City Council passed a bill mandating that 15% of the city-funded housing be set aside for home-

less populations. Simone said that was also encouraging and likely more effective than other policies seeking to incentivize affordable housing. One such policy was the 421-a tax abatement: the city’s most lucrative tax incentive to establish affordable housing. The abatement expired last month after the state Legislature did not renew it. The newly opened Brooklyn Tower – the first supertall building outside Manhattan – obtained a sizable tax break through the program. But, like many developments supported by 421-a, Brooklyn Tower’s 120 affordable housing units were targeted toward “median-income” renters. Though the development has not yet released its rental prices, the units will almost certainly be inaccessible to the homeless population being pushed out of the subways. When it comes to supportive and widely affordable housing, Roberts added, there’s still a lack of political will.

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Advocates said hostile architecture only serves to punish homeless people instead of working to solve the root causes of the problem.

“We need officials to say, ‘We need to have better designed shelters. We need to have more supportive housing. We need to have psychiatric facilities,’ and that’s what architects can do,” Roberts said. “We can design and build – we can’t provide the services themselves, but it’s impossible for the social services to be provided if we don’t have the spaces to provide them.” LESS WELCOMING Although new developments like the Moynihan Train Hall have renewed attention on hostile architecture, the pattern is not new, according to City University of New York professor Setha Low. A researcher of urban anthropology, Low is also the director of the Public Space Research Group, founded in 1995 to evaluate the accessibility and inclusion of public spaces. As early as the 1980s, urbanists like William Whyte were documenting ledges with small spikes and benches with extra

armrests across the city, Low said. “I don’t see it as something new,” Low said of hostile architecture. “I really see it as a continuation of other things that we’re seeing, which is an increase in the regulation and control of public space to make it comfortable for some people and less desirable for others.” Regulation can extend beyond tangible fixtures of hostile architecture, Low said. In addition to increased policing through measures like the Subway Safety Plan, the city has ramped up its public surveillance in recent years. The Public Space Research Group has logged how these myriad forms of hostile architecture – from heavy surveillance to spikes on surfaces – disproportionately target racial minorities. “Large numbers of regulations and lots of policing and surveillance will keep young youth of color, particularly male, out of an area,” Low said. “But that same kind of surveillance and large numbers of

rules, maybe even a guard or a gate when you walk into a public space, tend to make a tourist who is unfamiliar with a place and sometimes women, middle-aged and middle-income women, feel more comfortable.” Limited or uncomfortable seating also inconveniences people with disabilities, according to Sharon McLennon-Wier, executive director of New York’s Center for Independence of the Disabled. Under a settlement announced in June, the MTA will make 95% of its stations that do not currently have elevators or ramps accessible by 2055. Even though the settlement was a major victory for disability advocates, McLennon-Wier said significant accessibility barriers remain. McLennon-Wier, who is blind, said she has struggled with the lack of railings barring people from falling onto subway tracks as well as limited seating. Sparse seating options can also affect people who may not necessarily identify as disabled, she added – particularly pregnant people, the elderly and people using crutches or a walking aid. “To live in the New York City area, where you have a vast public transportation system, you need to also have an accessible public system,” McLennon-Wier said, “so that people regardless of their age, and how their bodies are, they will still be able to get in the subway.” Low said the pandemic changes like street restaurant seating seemed promising at first by creating a more “lively public realm” across the city. In the early months of the pandemic, the city Department of Transportation also launched an Open Streets program to open up more public spaces. Yet, Low said this progress seemed to be counteracted by increasingly hostile design in the other major developments. Beyond “leaning benches,” spaces that were clearly targeted toward a certain group of people become hostile to others, Low added. Just blocks from Moynihan Train Hall, the recently opened Hudson Yards development features a mall chock full of luxury brands and units listed at a minimum of $5 million. “You want a certain kind of person socially and economically, and I would say even racially, to feel comfortable,” Low said of the development. “And so suddenly the space is less welcoming for all.”

Maia Pandey is a New York City native and journalism student at Northwestern University.


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HE MYRIAD NETWORK of lawmakers, real estate developers, advocates and small-business owners embroiled in the Penn Station redevelopment seem to agree on one thing: The station is overdue for a face-lift. Though it remains the busiest train station in the country, the entirely underground structure sports no natural light, cramped platforms and corridors, and a plethora of confusing signage. More than a year ago, then-Gov. Andrew Cuomo took on revamping the station, and Gov. Kathy Hochul’s administration has since taken up the mantle. But as progress inches forward, criticisms of the state’s plan have only grown stronger. Last month, the state Public Authorities Control Board approved agreements between the city and state that outlined a funding model for the project. The model itself was what many advocates took issue with: The governor’s plan hinged on several skyscrapers that the state would allow commercial real estate developers to build around the station. Instead of taxes, the developers, namely Vornado Realty Trust, will make payments in lieu of taxes, or PILOT, to the state, which will help pay for the new Penn Station. The vote did not solidify any agreements with developers, which opponents counted as a victory – including state Sens. Liz Krueger, Brad Hoylman and Robert Jackson, who have criticized the funding model. “We will continue fighting alongside the commu-

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nity to ensure that those deals are not just corporate welfare for developers,” the senators wrote in a statement after the vote. “That means much more guaranteed affordable housing and no unnecessary tax breaks that reward developers for building projects they wanted to build anyway.” Meanwhile, proponents of the governor’s plan hailed its potential to deliver more affordable housing units and jobs to Midtown. In statements after the vote, Carlo Scissura, president and CEO of the New York Building Congress, praised “the economic boost a reimagined Penn Station and surrounding community will deliver for the entire region,” while Vornado pledged in a statement to “deliver significant public realm and transit improvements across the district.” But advocates said the specifics of how the sprawling redevelopment will actually revitalize the station and surrounding neighborhood were murky. According to an independent review by government watchdog Reinvent Albany released last month, the PILOT revenue could cover just over half of the total project cost, meaning the state will likely need to secure anywhere from $3.4 billion to $5.9 billion – which could end up leaving taxpayers footing a significant chunk of the project. Vornado, on the other hand, will receive up to a $1.2 billion tax break from the deal. LARGER TRANSIT SYSTEM DEBATE Some transit advocates have had criticisms of the proposed changes to the station itself. Hochul’s plan would rework the mul-

tilevel platform into a larger, single-level train hall with plenty of natural light. Despite the state’s renderings of a sweeping platform under a glass skylight, advocates pointed out that the reconstruction leaves Penn Station under Madison Square Garden. With the sports arena still sitting atop it, the amount of natural light would be unlikely to measure up to the state’s images. According to the project documents, the other transportation improvements would center mostly on widening platforms and stairs, along with constructing new entrances and connectors across the station. Advocacy groups like ReThinkNYC, which proposed an alternate project plan, argued the redevelopment should be grounded in a more robust overhaul of the station. ReThinkNYC’s proposal was based on establishing a “through-running” system at Penn Station, as opposed to its current “terminal” system. The system would hinge on allowing trains to continue in one direction after unloading and loading passengers, instead of reversing direction after unloading passengers. The group said transit hubs in London, Paris and downtown Philadelphia have adopted the strategy because it maximizes efficiency by avoiding trains crossing paths. “(Through-running) is what modern international financial center cities are almost uniformly doing and have been doing for some time since the ’60s – London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Paris and Madrid,” ReThinkNYC Chair Sam Turvey told City & State. “It’s the consensus standard, and

why they are thinking about anything else is puzzling.” Last year, an advisory committee of the Empire State Development released a report dismissing the possibility of converting Penn Station into a through-running system. “There are too many physical constraints and fatal flaws, the costs would be highly disproportionate to the limited benefits and the implications for the Moynihan Train Hall would be untenable,” the report said. But Turvey said those reasons were relatively vague. While the committee re-

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“They’re not the sort of high-class gentry portrayed in Vornado’s depiction of what it wants to do to the neighborhood.” – Human-Scale NYC founding member Lynn Ellsworth, on Rangers fans who go to a local bar

It’s unlikely that local bars and businesses will be able to afford space to rent in the new skyscrapers.

ported “highly disproportionate” costs, ReThinkNYC has claimed its plan would save billions compared to the state’s current plan. To reconcile these discrepancies, Turvey said they have pushed for an independent review of a through-running proposal before the project breaks ground – and their requests have remained unmet. AFFORDABLE HOUSING VERSUS “LUXURY CITY” Alongside the station’s face-lifts, developers and lawmakers have also promised

significant economic development and new affordable housing units in the neighborhood as a result of the plan. As part of the state’s plan, there could be as many as 1,800 housing units created, including 708 new affordable and supportive housing units. But the new buildings could displace more than 400 businesses. A table of businesses potentially displaced by the project lists up to 10,000 workers who could be affected by the project. And while the largest company was an advertising firm with more than 2,000 employees, many of the businesses with fewer than five employees will almost certainly not be able to afford office spaces in the new skyscrapers. The development would also displace 206 residents in 128 apartments. While the project would likely create more affordable housing units, nonprofit community group Human-Scale NYC founding member Lynn Ellsworth said the promises of “economic development” were more complicated than the developers claimed – especially if new housing units came at the expense of a network of restaurants, retailers and a local church. “It’s cheap rent for little entrepreneurs of all kinds – theater companies, therapists, musicians, people just starting off with their new business,” Ellsworth said. “And for some reason, the city thinks we don’t need that kind of space, and (the idea that)

we can just get rid of it and replace it with Class A office space is gentrification of the small-business sector.” Ellsworth believes Vornado’s vision for the area around Penn Station contrasts with many of the businesses that currently occupy the neighborhood. The new office buildings promise to include rooftop pavilions and full-service restaurants with private dining rooms, along with the building Vornado has already redeveloped on West 34th Street. Ellsworth said these developments will benefit few of the people living and working in the area, pointing to the Molly Wee Pub as a prime example of what will be lost. Located a block from Penn Station, the pub was among businesses slated for displacement if the project breaks ground. “Go to the Molly Wee Pub diagonally across (from Moynihan Train Hall). The pub is full of a working-class population after a Rangers game having fun. They’re not the sort of high-class gentry portrayed in Vornado’s depiction of what it wants to do to the neighborhood,” Ellsworth told City & State. Ellsworth said the development was indicative of a push to build a “luxury city” chock full of Class A offices as an approach to economic development. But, she added, fostering economic growth was more complicated than building skyscrapers, and it was unclear how a Hudson Yards-esque expansion would


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benefit the surrounding neighborhood. While the far West Side development took a significant hit in the months before the pandemic, the success of Hudson Yards remains uncertain more than three years after its initial launch. And even if the $25 billion development eventually delivers on its investment, it’s unclear how much value several more supertall office buildings within a couple blocks would add as only 8% of Manhattan office workers reported working in person five days a week earlier this year, according to Partnership for New York City. Ellsworth noted that while there was rarely a catch-all solution to fostering economic development, meaningful investments in transportation and education have always revamped communities. HOLDING OUT FOR A RETURN TO PENN’S ORIGINAL GRANDEUR Advocates like Turvey have pushed for a Penn Station renovation that builds on the foundation of the original station – a landmark above-ground structure that was demolished in 1963 to make room for Madison Square Garden. While relocating the arena was floated by lawmakers and advocates as part of the current Penn Station redevelopment, the idea was rejected by MSG executives. “I personally think that if you rebuild the original Penn Station and reverse the architectural crime of the century,” Turvey said, “throughout the world little kids would be reading about this … and you would probably be generating four or five generations of tourists and other interest in the city.”

Maia Pandey is a New York City native and journalism student at Northwestern University.

It’s not just Penn Station that’s getting a major makeover. By Dan Vock

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Y MOVING forward with plans to renovate Penn Station, New York joins a growing list of cities that are hoping a major rail station redevelopment can help to revitalize the surrounding area. Many of the plans share key elements: preserving and upgrading historic structures, adding better connections among different transportation modes and capitalizing on the potential in nearby real estate. The projects are notable because the country has focused so much of its resources on building infrastructure for cars, while allowing its rail system to deteriorate, said Paul Angelone, senior director of the Curtis Infrastructure Initiative at the Urban Land Institute. “As a nation, we need to regain the ability to actually think about these large, transformative projects. This used to be very common,” he said. “As you do things that are new, or just do them again for the first time in a long time, it gets a lot of attention. These (projects) are going to have a huge impact on a lot of people’s lives, so I think there’s a lot of excitement.”

DENVER AND MIAMI One of the most successful rail hub renovations came in Denver in 2014, where the decadelong refurbishment of Union Station and related improvements to nearby rail yards set off a real estate boom in the Lower Downtown area. The station is a hub for Amtrak, commuter rail, light rail and buses. Local leaders kept the century-old granite building that long served as the rail station, but, using a public-private partnership, converted most of it into a hotel, restaurants and other retail space. Next to the granite edifice, they added an open-air train hall framed by a white canopy stretched aloft on white steel girders. The stunning architecture and the reconfiguration of 50 acres of nearby real estate that made the station possible reignited interest in Denver’s downtown. The $487 million project was at the center of a neighborhood reinvention. Local transit officials said it helped spark the development of 3,000 residential units, 1.9 million square feet of office space, 250,000 square feet of retail and 750 new hotel rooms within a few blocks. In Miami, a privately built passenger rail station helped to reinvigorate a neglected part of the city’s downtown. The MiamiCentral train station and related developments span six blocks. It’s the southern end to a new passenger rail service, called Brightline, that connects to Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, with extensions to Orlando and Tampa in the works. The station includes 816 rental residences, 130,000 square feet of retail space, a food hall and entertainment venues.

CHICAGO The federal infrastructure law that Congress passed last year included $66 billion in various programs to fund new passenger rail service or upgrade existing facilities. Meanwhile, Amtrak’s financial situation had improved before the pandemic, allowing it to contemplate upgrades that long seemed out of reach. (Along with New York’s Penn Station, Amtrak owns stations in Chicago, Philadelphia and Baltimore. They are some of the busiest stations in the country, and it has plans to upgrade all of them.) Officials from the Chicago area unveiled an ambitious $418 million proposal to overhaul the city’s Union Station and make related rail improvements around the rail hub. They want the federal government to pay $250 million of that total. Some of the problems they’re trying to deal with in

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Denver’s Union Station reignited interest in downtown and brought more development to the area.

Chicago’s historic but overcrowded central station are all too familiar for regular users of Penn Station. For example, they’re trying to open up the concourse that passengers use to get to and from Amtrak and commuter rail lines. Currently, customers in Chicago often have to navigate a warren of cramped hallways to get to their trains. Two office buildings sit above Union Station’s tracks, limiting the options for new configurations. But Amtrak, which owns the facility, has slowly been clearing the space. It relocated ticket counters, offices and a passenger lounge from the crowded concourse to the more spacious – and iconic – adjacent building. Now, Amtrak and local agencies want to move escalators and raise ceilings in the concourse, making it more open and easier to navigate. The Chicago consortium also wants to widen platforms and

reactivate platforms once reserved for mail transport. That would increase capacity and decrease overcrowding, especially at rush hour. Beyond the station upgrades, Illinois officials are asking for track improvements that would reduce delays on trains running to Detroit and southern Illinois, and they want to add the ability for some trains to run through the station. “While these are big-ticket items, there are big needs here in Chicago,” said Amtrak CEO Stephen Gardner when the plan was announced in July. PHILADELPHIA AND WASHINGTON, D.C. In Philadelphia, officials want to make improvements to the 30th Street Station to accommodate anticipated ridership growth as well as to rejuvenate a section of the city isolated by nearby rail yards and an interstate highway. “The vibrancy found within

the walls of Gray 30th Street Station does not yet extend to the district around it,” architects from the firm SOM wrote about the plans. The first step to improve the situation in Philadelphia was a 50-year deal with an Australian infrastructure company to refurbish, improve and maintain the station. But the bigger vision, developed after two years of public input, was a $10 billion effort to make the rail station the centerpiece of a neighborhood transformation. That included $2 billion for station improvements and other public amenities, $4.5 billion in private real estate investments over 88 acres of existing rail yards and $3.5 billion for a major development from Drexel University just west of the station. Meanwhile, in Washington, D.C., the Federal Railroad Administration wants to build over the train tracks as part of an effort to improve Am-

trak’s second-busiest station. The agency and its partners, though, ran into trouble with their first plan to do so because local officials and businesses complained that the proposal for Union Station included too much space for parking, which would limit the station’s value as an intermodal hub. In June, the agency unveiled an updated plan, which would include less parking and put it underground. Other major improvements proposed included a new train hall, more tracks, better connections to buses, expanded retail and new entrances around the building. And Akridge, a development company, could add a dozen buildings over 15 acres of existing tracks, in a $3 billion project known as Burnham Place. Angelone, from the Urban Land Institute, said the changes to the Washington, D.C., plans were a “fabulous example” of how community input could improve a design. The parking garages were initially included because they would generate revenue, but the feedback helped clarify that the community had different priorities, he said. “Is your goal to move a lot of people and build a stronger community or is it just to drive revenue?” he said. Many of the plans for improving rail stations also demonstrated the importance of connecting them to neighborhoods, Angelone added. “It’s not just an open rail yard. It’s a continuation of the city. I think that’s a powerful and important thing. Building those spaces is important, even if they don’t pay for themselves,” he said. “There’s a lot of value beyond just the dollars and cents of how you structure these things.” Dan Vock is a reporter for Route Fifty.



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THE 2022 TRANSPORTATION POWER 100 The officials and experts determining how New Yorkers get around.

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O MATTER HOW you like to get around, New York’s got options. You can go by car, you can go by plane, you can go by bus, you can go by train. In New York City, you can travel mile after mile in a subway system that ranks among the world’s largest. Above ground on the city’s crowded streets, cars, buses, taxis, Ubers and Lyfts zip around alongside a rising mass of bicycles. Then there are the electric bikes, electric scooters and mopeds on offer from an array of micromobility startups, as well as the ferries, the helicopter taxis and countless other transportation innovations cropping up each year. And of course, there are the good old-fashioned – and in several cases

newly refashioned – airports, highways, bridges and tunnels used to transport people and goods all across the state and beyond. City & State’s Transportation Power 100 – researched and written in partnership with journalist Aaron Short – features the most important figures navigating this complex and complicated transportation ecosystem: the builders behind gleaming new airport terminals, revamped train stations and reconfigured roadways, the activists and advocates speaking out on behalf of cyclists, pedestrians and people with disabilities, and the experts and officials reshaping transit and transportation policies for the next generation.


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When it comes to massive infrastructure projects, few governmental entities are doing more than the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Under the leadership of Rick Cotton, who came on as executive director in 2017, the authority has been investing billions of dollars to transform New York’s airports from a national punchline to state-of-the-art gateways to the skies. Cotton’s Port Authority also partnered on the new Moynihan Train Hall and is a key player in the Gateway Program, a longdelayed project to expand commuter rail capacity under the Hudson River that’s now advancing. Among the other items on his to-do list are overhauling the Port Authority

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As one of the key leaders overseeing the infrastructure that moves motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians throughout New York, Marie Therese Dominguez recently lent her support to a controversial $2.25 billion project to replace the Interstate 81 viaduct that runs through downtown Syracuse. Dominguez also played a key role in the completion of a $17 million rehabilitation of a bridge over the BrooklynQueens Expressway and is beginning work on plans for the reconstruction of a section of the Kensington Expressway in Buffalo.

Anthony Coscia was recently nominated by President Joe Biden to a third term on Amtrak’s board of directors, where he has served since 2009. He has long championed transportation projects such as the stalled Gateway tunnel, which will add badly needed commuter rail capacity under the Hudson River and is now moving forward. If he is confirmed, Coscia will manage the construction of new Amtrak routes – a $60 billion initiative that is part of the Biden administration’s infrastructure bill. A partner at the law firm Windels Marx, where he often deals with infrastructure development projects, Coscia has been called “the most influential person you’ve never heard of.”

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has a $51.5 billion capital plan and a workforce of over 60,000 employees. It’s all under the purview of John Lieber – widely known as Janno – who has led the MTA for a year and was confirmed as its permanent chair and CEO in January. Among the MTA megaprojects underway or in the works are East Side Access, the Penn Station reconstruction and the next phase of the Second Avenue subway – not to mention the implementation of congestion pricing in Manhattan. Lieber, a former World Trade Center Properties LLC executive, also served in the Clinton administration in Washington, D.C., and the Koch administration in New York City.


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pandemic for Catherine Rinaldi, as Metro-North passengers begin to return after a pandemic-driven lull in ridership. Rinaldi, who held leadership roles at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Long Island Rail Road before taking the helm at Metro-North in 2018, is also serving as interim president of the LIRR since the departure of Philip Eng earlier this year. In the interim role, she will oversee the biggest expansion in the railroad’s history – which is expected to boost LIRR service 41%.

Interstate 87 and Interstate 287 in Rockland County. Driscoll was a former commissioner of the state Department of Transportation, leading an 8,300-person department with a $3.7 billion capital budget per year. Now, he oversees the New York State Thruway, which at 570 miles makes it one of the nation’s longest tolled highway systems.

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safer through New York City’s Vision Zero policy. Rodriguez, who announced plans to finish 100 street redesigns this year, won a crucial agreement with state lawmakers to turn on speed cameras 24/7. But traffic deaths shot up 35% in the first three months of this year compared to 2021, and Rodriguez pushed back against calls to manage the city’s public spaces more aggressively.

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7 MATTHEW DRISCOLL EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR State Thruway Authority Matthew Driscoll is juggling an array of major infrastructure projects, including an $84.2 million upgrade of Interstate 90 in Onondaga County, a $9.6 million highway project between Saugerties and Kingston, and a $17.8 million pavement improvement project for

State Sen. Timothy Kennedy, who one year ago had already collected $1.5 million in campaign donations for the 2022 midterm election – much of it from donors in the transportation industry – has been a fierce supporter of highway improvement, supporting safety measures for cyclists and penalties for reckless drivers. Earlier this year, he applauded a new $189.5 million redevelopment plan in Buffalo that promises to bring pedestrian-friendly parkways to the city’s waterfront. Assembly Member William Magnarelli, who has represented the Syracuse area since he was elected to the Assembly in 1998, has pushed for the adoption of that city’s controversial Interstate 81 replacement project, arguing recently that the city should take advantage of the opportunity – as well as the federal and state funding – it now has to make the necessary upgrades. This

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year, he will try once more to convince lawmakers to eliminate tolls on the state Thruway near Syracuse.

9 LEROY COMRIE CHAIR State Senate Corporations, Authorities, and Commissions Committee As head of the state Senate’s aptly named Corporations, Authorities, and Commissions Committee, state Sen. Leroy Comrie ensures Gov. Kathy Hochul does not have absolute

control over the region’s transit system. The Queens politician held an oversight hearing that demanded more details regarding Hochul’s $7 billion plan to redesign Penn Station – and although he ultimately did not block it, he promised that he would oppose any further tax breaks. Comrie also backed a law expanding criminal charges for people who assault transit workers and pushed back against any toll exemptions to the city’s congestion pricing plan once the measure is implemented.

10 RICHARD DAVEY & JAMIE TORRES-SPRINGER PRESIDENTS New York City Transit; MTA Construction & Development While they aren’t in the spotlight as often as their boss, Metropolitan Transportation Authority

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12 ROBIN HAYES CEO JetBlue Airways It’s been a tumultuous year for the aviation industry, with airlines continuing to struggle to meet rising consumer demand amid staffing shortages, but Robin Hayes reached a long-sought agreement to acquire the low-cost Spirit Airlines for $3.8 billion – a groundbreaking deal that will make the New York-based carrier the fifthlargest U.S. airline if it passes regulatory muster. Hayes, who took over as the CEO of Long Island City-based JetBlue in 2015, recently announced the airline is expanding its transatlantic flights between New York and the U.K. as well.

BHAIRAVI DESAI EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR New York Taxi Workers Alliance A tireless advocate for New York City’s taxi drivers, Bhairavi Desai recently celebrated both the dismissal of a lawsuit against medallion owners who are struggling financially due to competition and pandemicrelated challenges, and a 5.3% pay increase for Lyft and Uber drivers. Last year, she led the organization in a hunger strike aimed at pressuring lawmakers to offer relief to the city’s approximately 20,000 taxi drivers who are struggling under the weight of medallionrelated debt.

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Davey is running New York City's subways and buses after time in Massachusetts.

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Taxi union leader Bhairavi Desai

CEO and Chair Janno Lieber, Richard Davey and Jamie Torres-Springer have immense responsibilities heading up major divisions of the MTA. Davey, the former Massachusetts transportation secretary and CEO, was appointed earlier this year to lead New York City Transit, which runs the city’s sprawling subway and bus networks. He’s gotten off to a quick start, with efforts to expand Wi-Fi and cell service subwaywide and to gather more rider feedback, but it won’t be easy to get ridership back to prepandemic levels. Jamie TorresSpringer, who previously served as commissioner of the New York City Department of Design and Construction, last fall took the helm of MTA Construction & Development, where he manages the authority’s $55 billion capital plan. His spouse, Maria TorresSpringer, is a New York City deputy mayor.


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and buses less safe. Their fears helped prompt the state Legislature to ban guns from the transit system in a special session. Samuelsen is also organizing flight attendants in an effort to reverse an increase in passenger violence in the skies.

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Transport Workers Union After a spate of subway shootings and the stabbing of a Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus driver, transportation labor leaders pressed for increased penalties on straphangers who assault transit workers. But TWU’s Tony Utano and John Samuelsen remain concerned that a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision striking the city’s gun control law could make city subways

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15 TOM WRIGHT PRESIDENT AND CEO Regional Plan Association Along with colleagues and fellow transportation policy experts Rachel Weinberger, Maulin Mehta and Jeff Zupan, Tom Wright has a finger on

the pulse of the New York City area’s infrastructure and sustainability challenges – as well as the policy solutions to address them. An advocate of congestion pricing who continues to push for its implementation, Wright predicts that commuters will return to the city en masse, making the proposed $12.3 billion Gateway tunnel more crucial than ever.

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project director. He joined Gov. Kathy Hochul, New York City Mayor Eric Adams and other officials in January to mark the near-completion of the awardwinning terminal, calling it “a crowning achievement for the people of New York, for the future of aviation, and for what a public-private partnership can accomplish.”

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Ryan Marzullo was a driving force behind the other new $4 billion terminal at LaGuardia Airport – Delta’s Terminal C, which was also opened to much fanfare this summer. Marzullo’s oversight and attention to detail on the 1.3 million-square-foot,

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to making streets safer. She introduced a bill that would offer a $1,000 reward for people to report hit-and-run drivers amid 81 traffic deaths so far this year (her district is one of the city’s most dangerous for pedestrians). She has demanded cleaner streets and open spaces, and passed a home rule bill that got the state Legislature to expand the city’s speed camera program.

Nivardo Lopez works for Gov. Kathy Hochul

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19 DAVID DO CHAIR New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission When Aloysee Heredia Jarmoszuk resigned as head of the New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission in March after threatening her employees, New York City Mayor Eric Adams recruited

David Do to take her place. Do will have his hands full regulating taxi fleets and ridehailing companies after the pandemic decimated travel and a tight labor market led some drivers to change careers. Since taking over, Do has called for expanding the Access-ARide program and promised to provide debt relief for taxi medallion owners struggling with predatory loans.

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New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission Chair David Do

New York City Council Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Since Selvena BrooksPowers became New York City Council majority whip in January, she has devoted much of her legislative agenda

21 JOSH GOLD SENIOR DIRECTOR, PUBLIC POLICY AND COMMUNICATIONS Uber In a surprising move for a company once criticized for disrupting New York City’s taxi industry, Uber – which became the city’s biggest ride-hailing service in 2017 – recently entered into a partnership with the city Taxi and Limousine Commission that will allow riders to hail a yellow cab through its app. Josh Gold, who has worked for Uber in various roles since 2015, previously served as director of communications, political and strategic affairs for the influential Hotel Trades Council.

Brooks-Powers has devoted much of her agenda to making NYC's streets safer.

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Last fall, Gov. Kathy Hochul recruited Nivardo Lopez, who was serving as Bronx borough commissioner for the New York City Department of Transportation, to join her team in the role of deputy secretary for transportation. Along with several other new appointments, Lopez’s hire helped diversify Hochul’s staff and increase Latino representation, a point of concern among some elected officials. He’s also brought a deep understanding of the Bronx’s transportation needs to Albany, with local borough leaders hoping he’ll prioritize making further progress tackling projects that reduce car pollution.


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22 DANNY HARRIS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Transportation Alternatives

23 STEPHEN GOODMAN REGIONAL ADMINISTRATOR Federal Transit Administration Region 2 With the Hudson River rail tunnel project a top priority for the Biden administration as well as the Federal Transit Administration, Stephen Goodman is poised to play

TSTC Executive Director Renae Reynolds

a key role in a massive infrastructure upgrade that could significantly boost New York City’s economic recovery. The head of an office that controls about $2.5 billion in federal funding per year, Goodman previously served as director of the administration’s Lower Manhattan Recovery Office following 9/11.

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Street last year, congestion pricing could become a reality by the end of 2023. Meanwhile, Marquis – who joined the Federal Highway Administration in 1996 after working in its Massachusetts, Indiana and Pennsylvania divisions – is busy overseeing plans for a $2 billion project to rebuild and expand Interstate 81 in and around Syracuse.

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Federal Highway Administration

Tri-State Transportation Campaign

With Richard Marquis’ approval of an environmental review of Manhattan’s central business district below 60th

Since joining the Tri-State Transportation Campaign last spring, Renae Reynolds has had a busy year advocating for a number of transitrelated initiatives – including legislation that would give New Yorkers tax incentives for riding their bikes to work. Reynolds was previously at the New York City Environmental Justice Alliance, where

Goodman has made the Gateway rail tunnel a top priority on the federal level.

she was instrumental in passing congestion pricing legislation and persuading the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to transition to allelectric buses by 2040.

26 MARK J.F. SCHROEDER COMMISSIONER State Department of Motor Vehicles Under Mark J.F. Schroeder’s leadership, the state Department of Motor Vehicles has undergone a digital transformation in recent years and recently began offering drivers the option to select “X” as a gender marker on driver’s licenses, making the process of obtaining legal documents more inclusive for transgender and nonbinary drivers. Schroeder has been leading an initiative to combat the theft of catalytic converters, which are highly sought-after on the black market.

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An enthusiastic proponent of pedestrian- and bike-friendly urban spaces, and of speed cameras designed to minimize pedestrian fatalities, Danny Harris has renewed his pleas for a “car-free Broadway,” particularly in light of a recent taxi crash that injured four people in midtown Manhattan. Since joining Transportation Alternatives as executive director in 2019, Harris has successfully advocated for both the Open Streets program and a new bike lane over the Brooklyn Bridge.


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JACK FROST PRESIDENT AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER Tutor Perini Corp.

Skanska USA President and CEO Richard Kennedy

at reducing truck traffic by moving goods across New York Harbor. Yet, he faces a tough primary battle against fellow Democratic Rep. Carolyn Maloney thanks to redistricting.

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JERRY NADLER

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MEMBER OF CONGRESS

As head of construction and development company Skanska’s U.S. operations, Richard Kennedy played a key part in the recent $4 billion transformation of Terminal B at LaGuardia Airport, including two new skybridges that, he said, “serve as an incredible first impression of New York.” Kennedy, who has held several leadership roles at Skanska since joining the firm in 2004, has also been instrumental in the construction of Moynihan Train Hall in Midtown and the renovation of the United Nations headquarters.

With more than three decades of experience as a lawmaker in Albany and Washington, House Transportation Committee Member Rep. Jerry Nadler has spent his career in public service advocating for urban transit, transportation and infrastructure projects – including $3 billion in aid to help the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey recover from pandemicrelated losses. Earlier this year, he played a key role in redirecting funding toward an environmental review aimed

Nadler is locked in a fierce battle with Rep. Carolyn Maloney and Suraj Patel.

The construction management executive has tackled some of the biggest and most complex civil engineering projects in the region, including the reconstruction of ground zero and the Hudson Yards complex. That’s why the Metropolitan Transportation Authority awarded Jack Frost’s Tutor Perini Corp. two East Side Access projects worth threequarters of a billion dollars to construct an eight-track fourplatform Long Island Rail Road terminal station below Grand Central Terminal and a new tunnel approach and bridge in Sunnyside, Queens. The gamechanging project should be finished this year.

30 KRIS KOLLURI CEO Gateway Development Commission The Gateway Program, a multipart, multibillion-dollar

Halmar International executives Paul Atkins and Chris Larsen

31 CHRIS LARSEN & PAUL ATKINS CEO; PRINCIPAL Halmar International Chris Larsen and Paul Atkins’ construction company scored one of the top design-build contracts in the Northeast when the Metropolitan Transportation Authority awarded Halmar International the $2.87 billion Penn Station Access project in December. Halmar and RailWorks will connect Metro-North commuter rail service through Westchester County and Connecticut to Manhattan’s West Side through Amtrak’s Hell Gate Line over a five-year

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project to improve and expand commuter rail links under the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey, is moving – and Kris Kolluri has been tasked with keeping the major regional infrastructure initiative on track. Kolluri, a former New Jersey transportation commissioner, was nominated in May to lead the Gateway Development Commission, a nonprofit managing the project and coordinating with the U.S. Department of Transportation, Amtrak, New Jersey Transit and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.


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easily – but in the meantime, regular riders want to see more stations pop up to guarantee available docking spaces.

35 CAROLINE SAMPONARO VICE PRESIDENT OF TRANSIT, BIKES, AND SCOOTERS POLICY

AECOM President of Construction Management Jay Badame

period. They will also build four new stations in the East Bronx, cutting commute times to midtown Manhattan for residents by anywhere from 30 to 50 minutes.

driver’s licenses within reach for undocumented immigrants.

32 JAY BADAME PRESIDENT, CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT AECOM Last December, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey signed off on a joint AECOM Tishman and Gensler venture to build a new 2.4 million-square-foot terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport, making Jay Badame a key part of the $9.5 billion overhaul. Badame is intimately familiar with complex Port Authority projects: He worked on the One World Trade Center redevelopment and is currently working on redeveloping Terminal 6 on JFK’s north side. Construction on the Terminal One project was set to begin in July.

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LAURA FOX

Bolton-St. Johns

GENERAL MANAGER

After 30 years working in New York City and state government, Patricia Reilly knew the New York policy sphere backward and forward when she joined Bolton-St. Johns in 2011. A former executive director of the Nassau County Traffic & Parking Violations Agency, Reilly’s expertise in traffic safety helped her successfully advocate for New York City’s Vision Zero initiative, school bus cameras and the “Green Light” legislation, which puts

Citi Bike/Lyft Citi Bike set ridership records last year with 26 million total rides as the bike-share operator added docks in Queens and Upper Manhattan. Now, Laura Fox has revolutionized city cycling once again by vastly expanding Citi Bike’s electric bike fleet in May. Over the long term, Fox wants to connect her docking stations to the city’s electric grid to charge bikes more

As a key executive with the nation’s largest short-term bike rental operator, Caroline Samponaro has made Lyft’s bikes and scooters more accessible by launching an adaptive cycling pilot program to teach people with disabilities and seniors how to use their bikes. The Transportation Alternatives alum was behind a sleek new electric bike added to Citi Bike’s fleet in May and promoted reduced fare membership to SNAP recipients and New York City Housing Authority residents. Samponaro’s next challenge is that Citi Bike is so popular, lawmakers want the service available in more outerborough neighborhoods.

36 JERRY JANNETTI SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT WSP USA In the last two decades, transportation industry veteran

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League of Conservation Voters, also has strong ties to the Adams administration.

39 DAVID JONES PRESIDENT AND CEO Jerry Jannetti has led some of the most significant projects in the Northeast, including recent repairs to the Canarsie Tunnel – a complex project that enabled the L train to continue service with minimal disruption. He is zeroing in on how to address the construction challenges of the future as New York works to adapt its transportation infrastructure to the changing needs of its residents.

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FRED HIFFA

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MANAGING DIRECTOR

CMW Strategies

Park Strategies

Michael Woloz heads up CMW Strategies, which consistently ranks among the top lobbying outfits in New York City. In the transportation sphere alone, Woloz and his team represent key players including trade associations like the Metropolitan Taxicab Board of Trade and the Trucking Association of New York, and companies including the micromobility company Bird, the car-sharing company Getaround and tech companies American Traffic Solutions and Creative Mobile Technologies. Woloz, who’s also a board member of the New York

A lobbyist who earlier in his career worked as first deputy commissioner of the state Department of Transportation, where he managed its annual highway capital development program, Fred Hiffa knows how to connect the dots between the construction, transportation, rail and transit issues affecting New York state. Hiffa, who is a consultant for the Rebuild New York Now coalition, recently asked lawmakers to push to increase funding to the state’s transportation system.

A fierce advocate for lowincome New Yorkers, particularly when it comes to public transit, Metropolitan Transportation Authority board member David Jones has argued that enrolling more eligible residents into the MTA’s Fair Fares program for discounted MetroCards would go a long way toward helping the city’s recovery. Jones, who has led the Community Service Society since 1986, has criticized authorities’ crackdown on fare evasion, saying that it targets Black and Latino New Yorkers. Editor’s note: David Jones is a member of City & State’s advisory board.

40 CHARLES EVERETT DIRECTOR OF AVIATION Port Authority of New York and New Jersey In recent years, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has completed its pivot away from rebuilding the World Trade Center to reinvesting in its

transportation infrastructure – with a whopping $25 billion being spent on badly needed overhauls at its three major airports, John F. Kennedy International Airport, LaGuardia Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport. That makes a particularly exciting time for Charles Everett, who was promoted from deputy director of aviation to director of aviation at the Port Authority in May.

41 JASON K. WILCOX CHIEF OF TRANSIT New York City Police Department The 35-year police veteran knows his way around the subway, having supervised four transit districts in Manhattan, so it was no surprise the New York City Police Department named Jason K. Wilcox as its new transit chief in January. Reducing subway crime has been one of New York City Mayor Eric Adams’ priorities, and Wilcox committed to increasing police visibility and more active police patrols at stations. After a spate of violent attacks and killings, Adams ordered police to begin solo patrols on the subway.

42 MITCHELL MOSS & SARAH KAUFMAN PROFESSOR OF URBAN POLICY AND PLANNING; INTERIM DIRECTOR, RUDIN CENTER FOR TRANSPORTATION POLICY & MANAGEMENT New York University Mitchell Moss and Sarah Kaufman, two of New York City’s foremost experts on the intersection of transportation

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Port Authority Director of Aviation Charles Everett


“Congratulations to my colleagues on this list who I have had the great privilege to work alongside as we build New York into the place we all deserve. Together, we must continue to advocate for investments in our infrastructure and roads, highways and bridges to not only strengthen the economy across Long Island and the entire state, but to leave a better New York for the generations that follow.”

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Herbst’s prayers were finally answered when Long Island secured a $350 million allocation in the state budget for road repairs and another $22 million for sewer service for Huntington Station homes. Herbst also moderated the executive breakfast at the Hauppauge Industrial Association-Long Island’s annual trade show in May.

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Riders Alliance Executive Director Betsy Plum

43 MIKE ELMENDORF PRESIDENT AND CEO Associated General Contractors of New York State After warning about the state’s deficient roads and bridges

for years, Mike Elmendorf celebrated Congress’ passage of a trillion-dollar infrastructure plan that could bring in $900 million a year over the next five years. But Elmendorf also wants the state to step up its infrastructure funding, noting that the governor’s $1 billion road paving proposal wouldn’t be enough to fix all the potholes in the state. State officials did heed his calls for more speed cameras in work zones.

Wessels, who has led The General Contractors Association of New York since 2019, represents scores of contractors, including Skanska, Halmar International and Dragados USA, that collectively employ over 20,000 workers. Wessels’ organization has been out front pushing for the Gateway Program while also lobbying Albany to account for rising inflation and to increase investments in roads, bridges and transit.

FOUNDER Sam Schwartz Sam Schwartz, a former New York City Department of Transportation traffic commissioner who coined the now-ubiquitous term “gridlock,” wants the city to give cyclists more road space on the northbound Henry Hudson Parkway while the Henry River Greenway undergoes repairs. The bicycle- and pedestrian-access advocate stepped down as head of his eponymous traffic engineering consulting and transportation firm last year, making way for Michael Shamma, a former chief engineer of the state Thruway Authority.

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MARC HERBST

Riders Alliance

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The General Contractors Association of New York

Long Island Contractors’ Association

Robert Wessels brings three decades of experience in the construction industry to his advocacy efforts on behalf of major infrastructure contractors in New York.

For years, Long Island construction industry leader Marc Herbst called on state leaders to prioritize filling potholes on its expressways and refurbishing its bridges.

Gridlock has returned to city streets, and traffic deaths have climbed in each of the past two years. Betsy Plum’s ideas for fixing New York City’s traffic crisis start with revamping the city’s bus routes and implementing congestion pricing immediately. Plum praised the Adams administration’s $900 million

BETSY PLUM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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and public policy, are often asked to weigh in on the most effective strategies to drive the city’s economic recovery. Moss was recently appointed to the “New” New York blueribbon panel evaluating the future of the city’s economy. Meanwhile, Kaufman predicts that transit innovation in the city will include driverless vehicles and seamless integration of the OMNY system, according to the New York Post. Moss this summer stepped down as director of NYU’s Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management, with Kaufman taking over as interim director.

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plan to make streets safer, but she wants the city to speed up the slowest buses in America and the state to stop delaying tolls that will fund much-needed upgrades to the subway system.

48 JOHN CORLETT & ROBERT SINCLAIR JR. LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE CHAIR, NEW YORK STATE; SENIOR MANAGER PUBLIC AFFAIRS, NORTHEAST AAA John Corlett has been working behind the scenes to raise awareness about New York’s 45-cent gas tax, work zone safety laws and the state’s first public health campaign regarding marijuana and motor vehicle use. And with Independence Day holiday Trucking Association of New York President Kendra Hems

traffic topping pre-pandemic levels on the road, AAA’s Robert Sinclair Jr. made the media rounds, where he predicted 48 million people would travel during the holiday weekend – including 7.5 million by car in the Northeast – despite flight cancellations and gasoline prices temporarily topping $5 per gallon.

49 MARK SCHIENBERG PRESIDENT Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association After being forced to cancel the New York International Auto Show the previous two years due to COVID-19 concerns, Mark Schienberg brought the weeklong exhibition back to New York City’s Javits Center

in April to throngs of delighted gearheads. Schienberg was particularly excited about a 250,000-square-foot area on the first floor for electric vehicle and scooter tracks for customers to try out new multimodal merchandise. Gov. Kathy Hochul even dropped by and pledged to install more electric vehicle charging stations at LaGuardia Airport.

50 KENDRA HEMS PRESIDENT Trucking Association of New York A yearslong labor shortage

of truck drivers so concerned Kendra Hems that she lobbied for changes to state law that would allow 18- to 20-yearolds to get commercial driver’s licenses and sought to change the public mindset toward the job’s importance. While the increased demand for truck drivers to keep store shelves full during the pandemic drove up salaries in the short term, Hems noted that rising diesel prices have been hurting smaller carriers and could put some out of business.

51 KEN THORPE CEO New York Trucking & Delivery Association Ken Thorpe’s trucking and delivery companies grappled with labor shortages even before the pandemic as demand for household goods and grocery products continued to increase. Carriers are boosting truck driver pay this year in response, and some grocers are even training their own drivers amid the shortages. Thorpe, who has also been battling curbside enforcement penalties and other regulations for his members, once won a $14 million settlement from New York City for improper parking tickets.

52 RON SHERMAN PRESIDENT Metropolitan Taxicab Board of Trade The head of New York City’s oldest and largest taxi fleet helped broker a deal with Uber that would allow Uber users to hail yellow cabs through their app, bringing in new customers

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Sherman is the head of New York City's oldest and largest fleet of taxis.


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at a time when both services are struggling. Ron Sherman understood the threat that ridehailing companies posed to his industry for years, but Uber’s driver shortage, compounded by higher gas prices, made the arrangement beneficial for both parties. Taxi medallion values have been improving as more drivers return to the roads.

funding for complete streets projects and free bus service in Kansas City (he’s not a fan). Back home, Bragdon has fervently argued for Gov. Kathy Hochul to implement congestion pricing as traffic levels rise above pre-pandemic levels and for Metropolitan Transportation Authority leaders to adopt all-door bus boarding across its routes to speed up some of the slowest buses in North America.

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GERSH KUNTZMAN Streetsblog NYC There are few journalists working today who have had as lasting an effect on New York street safety as Gersh Kuntzman. The longtime tabloid editor steered public discourse on transportation to emphasize the dangers of America’s addiction to cars on the environment, public safety and systemic racism. Streetsblog’s coverage of Vision Zero’s failures, oversized SUVs, placard abuse and ineffective bus transit have put pressure on city officials to make streets more pedestrian-friendly, while Kuntzman’s stories on protected bike lanes, busways and scooters have illustrated what such successes look like.

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Streetsblog NYC Editorin-Chief Gersh Kuntzman

NICOLE GELINAS SENIOR FELLOW Manhattan Institute

of Cubic’s contactless payment program in commuter rail lines got pushed back to early 2024. Cubic’s Christian Henry, who oversees the OMNY program, has the technology in every city bus and each of the city’s 472 subway stations. And in February, the MTA launched a fare-capping pilot program granting free rides to OMNY users after they pay for 12 rides during a seven-day period.

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Say goodbye to the swipe, thanks to Cubic Transportation Systems. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is replacing MetroCards with OMNY’s cardless tap-and-go system, although the full rollout

DIRECTOR Carbon Tax Center Even though a carbon tax ran into opposition among Republicans and conservative

Democrats in Congress last year, economists like Charles Komanoff have long argued that pricing emissions is the only way to reduce greenhouse gases by 50% by the end of the decade. Komanoff has also lambasted the long-delayed environmental review process for congestion pricing and the idea of a New York gas tax holiday for Streetsblog while coming around to supporting the use of nuclear power in an op-ed for The Nation.

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Nicole Gelinas is one of the must-read columnists at the New York Post, known for her tart and prescient observations about mayors’ maladies and bumbling bureaucracies. Her latest columns have tackled New York City’s bloated $105 billion budget and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s fumbling efforts to make its points about how to fight fare evasion, and she’s demanding better policing and prosecution practices to reduce violent crime on city subways amid a recent spate of attacks.

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As a nationally known transit advocate, David Bragdon keeps his eye on the effects of innovative developments like using federal infrastructure

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61 BILL CARPENTER CEO RGRTA CDTA CEO Carm Basile

announced a “Fareness” Blue Ribbon Panel, tasking its 16 members with addressing fare evasion through “education, equity, and enforcement.” The panel is co-chaired by Rosemonde Pierre-Louis, the executive director of New York University’s McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research, and Roger Maldonado, a partner at the law firm Smith, Gambrell & Russell. The move comes as the MTA is grappling with stubbornly low ridership as well as unpaid fares that the authority says costs it $500 million per year.

59 JEFF DISTEFANO CHAIR AND CEO Harrison & Burrowes Bridge Constructors Now that the state is flush with federal infrastructure cash, the meticulous work of repairing deficient bridges falls on longtime civil contractors like Jeff DiStefano. His company, Harrison & Burrowes Bridge Constructors, is already working on $16.3 million in bridge maintenance projects in

four upstate counties. Among his firm’s other high-profile projects: replacing the state Department of Transportation’s Adirondacks Welcome Center in 2018 without closing the site to the public.

60 JOSÉ LUIS MÉNDEZ SÁNCHEZ PRESIDENT Dragados USA Under José Luis Méndez Sánchez’s leadership, Dragados USA has had a hand in some of the most consequential rail projects along the Northeast Corridor. The civil construction firm was awarded two East Side Access

Unlike the short-lived tenures of some downstate transit officials, Bill Carpenter’s stint at the Regional Transit Service has lasted over a decade – and he’s not slowing down. As CEO of the Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority, or RGRTA, Carpenter manages the RTS in Rochester. In recent months, he has called for increased transit funding in Albany and reimposed a mask requirement for local bus riders. Carpenter also serves as president of the New York Public Transit Association and is on the board of the American Public Transportation Association.

62 CARM BASILE CEO Capital District Transportation Authority Last year marked Carm Basile’s 40th anniversary at the Capital District

Transportation Authority, and the transit leader is still strategizing about the capital region’s future. He worked with state lawmakers to bring bus service back to Montgomery County which will feature four new routes and cost $6.5 million to run annually. The CDTA is also building a $5 million gateway mobility hub for multiple transit modes in Schenectady, and Basile is currently seeking a merger with Greater Glens Falls Transit to expand bus service into Warren County that both parties believe is likely to happen.

63 RONNIE HAKIM & MICHAEL SWEENEY NATIONAL TRANSIT AND RAIL MARKET SECTOR LEADER; EASTERN U.S. PRESIDENT HNTB The Kansas City-based infrastructure design firm HNTB has established a significant presence in New York, thanks to the hiring of transit management professionals like Ronnie Hakim and cultivation of internal talent like Michael Sweeney. Hakim, who once led New York City Transit and ran the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s $32.5 billion capital plan, is responsible for HNTB’s strategic planning and business development nationwide. Sweeney oversees more than 2,000 staffers in the northeast and southeastern U.S. and serves on the boards of the Regional Plan Association and New York Building Congress.

Hakim now works on national rail projects after leading the New York City subways.

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projects, including boring the tunnels that will ultimately connect Long Island Rail Road commuters with the east side of Manhattan. Dragados has since been working on the LIRR’s third track and was selected to resume construction of Maryland’s $2.2 billion Purple Line rail project.


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Hornblower executive Scott Thornton

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER OF FERRY AND TRANSPORTATION SERVICES Hornblower New York City’s ferry system launched its latest new route last year, as Scott Thornton and his team added a faster link between Staten Island and Manhattan in addition to its ports in the other four boroughs. New York City Mayor Eric Adams has committed to making the popular ferry system financially sustainable as well, recently announcing higher fares along with discounts for low-income New Yorkers after an audit revealed the city underreported $224 million in ferry-related costs over a sixyear period – raising questions just as the city’s contract is set to expire in 2023.

the Belt Parkway bridges in Brooklyn and rehabilitating three Highbridge bridges in the Bronx. The Long Islandbased company, which also has offices in New Jersey, Virginia and Texas, is also a pioneer in design-build construction in New York.

goals the century-old ACEC New York is advocating for are increased infrastructure investment, expanding design-build project delivery and qualifications-based procurement. Evers, who took the post a little over a year ago, had previous leadership positions at The Business Council of New York State, Albany County government, the Food Bank Association of New York State and in state government.

five boroughs have become a major market for them – and Phil Jones has helped ensure Lime was one of three companies chosen for a scooter share pilot program that deployed 1,000 scooters from each company in the East Bronx last year. Residents took more than 480,000 trips in less than a year, so the city announced in June it would double its fleet to 6,000 devices and expand the pilot to more neighborhoods.

65 JOSEPH K. POSILLICO PRESIDENT AND CEO Posillico Joseph K. Posillico’s civil construction firm got a little larger when it acquired Martins Construction, a Virginia-based highway and bridge builder, in June after eight months of negotiations. The family-owned firm is responsible for replacing

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PRESIDENT AND CEO American Council of Engineering Companies of New York John T. Evers heads up the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York, which represents nearly 300 companies in the engineering sector, including civil engineering firms. Among the policy

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kiosks, amid a bid to position itself for growth in the 5G market. White has led Transit Wireless since 2018.

BRIAN BUCCELLA SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF GLOBAL POLICY Bird After participating in New York City’s electric scooter sharing pilot program, in which more than 650,000 trips were taken in the Bronx since its launch last August, Bird will expand its scooter fleet in the second phase of the pilot that includes more East Bronx neighborhoods. California-based executive Brian Buccella has shared e-scooter expansions in the works in Nashville, Reno, Long Beach, California, a bike rental program in Madrid and even introduced a foldable e-scooter as well as a kids model for sale at Target.

70 MELINDA WHITE CEO Transit Wireless Melinda White’s Transit Wireless has had a busy summer. In July, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority approved a $600 million plan to have the communications company install cellphone service in New York City’s subway tunnels and expand Wi-Fi service at stations above the ground over the next decade. The same month, Transit Wireless’ parent company, BAI Communications, purchased ZenFi Networks, which maintains the city’s LinkNYC’s

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game-changing Gateway Program that’s finally moving ahead, they awarded a $73 million contract to Arup. Gillian Blake leads the New York infrastructure team at the civil engineering firm, which had already completed the first phase of the Second Avenue subway extension on schedule and the 10acre platform enabling the development of Hudson Yards. Blake called the project “one of the most ambitious, technically challenging, and necessary proposals'' in New York City history but is unfazed about completing it.

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Manhattan is one of the most aesthetically pleasing of the spate of recent infrastructure megaprojects in New York – and that’s thanks to the guiding hand of Marla Gayle. Gayle was the project manager overseeing the transformation of the James A. Farley Post Office into something approximating the architectural beauty of the old Penn Station. The veteran transportation expert heads up the transportation practice at Skidmore Owings & Merrill, or SOM.

73 MARC BUNCHER PRESIDENT AND CEO Siemens Mobility North America A key industry for Siemens, the German multinational conglomerate, is rail and road infrastructure – and its point person for mobility in North America is Marc Buncher. He has overseen Siemens Mobility’s work on key New York City infrastructure projects, including the subway’s communicationbased train control system and automation and control

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systems technology for the massive East Side Access project. Buncher, who was previously a senior vice president with Caterpillar, also manages some 4,000 employees across 30 facilities in the U.S. and Canada.

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Kennedy International Airport or the Long Island Rail Road’s bustling Atlantic Terminal. “When we build, we build future-proof builds,” Mike Finley, who has served as CEO of the Los Angeles-based company since 2019, told City & State last year. The company is also working with Tishman Speyer to add Wi-Fi at Rockefeller Center after completing similar work for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey at the World Trade Center.

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BOARD PRESIDENT New York School Bus Contractors Association The New York School Bus Contractors Association, which represents nearly 100 school transportation service companies, elected a new board president in November: Nick Vallone, who’s also the executive vice president of Rolling V Bus Corp. in the Catskills. In carrying out its mission of “promoting safe, reliable and cost-effective student transportation” across New York, the association has been dealing with everything from ever-evolving COVID-19 policies to the transition to cleaner, electric-powered school buses.

75 ERIC MCCLURE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND TREASURER StreetsPAC Transportation advocates rely on Eric McClure’s election

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76 MIKE FINLEY guides to inform them which candidates walk the walk when it comes to livable streets. McClure is not shy about criticizing officials for being “in full climate change denial mode.” He blasted the state Department of Transportation for widening the Van Wyck Expressway, while offering praise to city leaders for enhancing traffic calming measures on Broadway and turning speed cameras on 24/7. He also has a word of advice for anti-SUV

CEO Boingo The wireless company Boingo is bringing 5G to New York’s transportation hubs, whether in the revamped terminals at LaGuardia Airport and John F.

Janette Sadik-Khan stepped down as New York City’s transportation commissioner in 2013 after transforming the city’s streets during the Bloomberg years, but she’s continued to be a force in transportation policy in the city and beyond ever since. Last fall, Gov. Kathy Hochul recruited her and two other transportation experts to review alternatives to the controversial AirTrain to LaGuardia Airport after it was put on hold. And this summer, New York City Mayor Eric Adams appointed her to his “New” New York Panel to bolster the city’s economy.

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Michael Carrube, who leads some 4,000 subway and bus supervisors, had a front-row seat to how the pandemic affected essential workers. Carrube has led campaigns to improve workplace safety by using health data monitoring to identify areas with poor ventilation and patterns of infection. Carrube, who is also president of the National Association of Transportation Supervisors, was pivotal in advocating for the state to pass a law stiffening penalties for people who attack any of the 11,000 transit workers on the job.

79 FRANK REIG CO-FOUNDER AND CEO Revel Since raising $1.1 million to launch 68 shared mopeds in Brooklyn four years ago, Frank Reig has adopted more expansive goals to shift New York’s transportation network away from fossil fuels. He put more than 3,000 electric mopeds on city streets, launched a $99-per-month electric bike subscription service and a fleet of 50 Revel-

ride-hailing services in New York City in December, offering its drivers alternative work in Jersey City. While the initial public offering hasn’t happened yet, an Israeli supermarket chain has begun using Via for its distribution system.

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Melchionni has targeted auto insurance fraud as head of the NY Insurance Association.

80 DANIEL RAMOT CO-FOUNDER AND CEO Via A few weeks after raising $130 million in Series G funding, which pushed Via’s valuation to $3.3 billion in November, Daniel Ramot filed paperwork to take the transit tech and software startup public in early 2022. The move compelled Via to discontinue its on-demand

Revel Cofounder and CEO Frank Reig

KEITH TODD KERMAN DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF FLEET MANAGEMENT AND CHIEF FLEET OFFICER New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services For a municipal government serving the largest city in the country, keeping all the government cars on the road isn’t easy – but Keith Todd Kerman’s been doing it for over a decade. As a deputy commissioner of fleet management and chief fleet officer at the New York

City Department of Citywide Administrative Services, Kerman runs a fleet of 30,000 vehicles. He’s also been closely involved in the city’s Vision Zero safety efforts and an ongoing transition to electric vehicles, with over 3,100 such municipal vehicles already on the streets.

82 ELLEN MELCHIONNI PRESIDENT New York Insurance Association Ellen Melchionni is one of the state’s foremost insurance experts, having led the New York Insurance Association for nearly a decade and a half. The association represents insurers in the shaping of policies affecting the property and casualty industry – which includes auto insurance – and Melchionni has specifically targeted auto insurance fraud during her tenure. This past session, the association backed legislation that passed both houses that would make it easier for New Yorkers to get collision coverage for their vehicles.

83 MIKE HALL PRESIDENT New York Aviation Management Association The New York Aviation Management Association represents more than 120 airports in the state, including LaGuardia Airport, Long Island MacArthur Airport and airports

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branded ride-share Teslas, and hauled in $126 million in investments earlier this year. Reig shut down Revel’s e-bike subscription service, but aims to install 200 electric vehicle charging stations across the city by the end of the year.


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in Buffalo, Syracuse and Binghamton. The association, which advocates for greater investment in New York airports, is led by Mike Hall, who’s serving a two-year term as board president. Hall is also a principal at PFA Consulting and previously served as commissioner of the state Division of Military and Naval Affairs.

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The trillion-dollar infrastructure bill of 2021 was a mixed bag for transportation experts like Corinne Kisner who want the feds to stop funding statelevel projects that expand new highways – but she did praise the Biden administration’s approach tying funding to increased oversight to encourage safer streets. Kisner also criticized President Joe Biden’s embrace of gas tax holidays and demanded the federal government overhaul its auto rating system as traffic deaths continue to soar. Her Manhattan-based organization represents 91 transit agencies and cities across North America, including New York City.

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Ira Goldstein’s Black Car Fund serves some 70,000 for-hire drivers in New York, providing safety and health care programs and workers’ compensation insurance. In response to COVID-19, the nonprofit distributed 20,000 personal protective equipment kits to black car and livery drivers, and got the state to pass a surcharge to help the independent contractors access health benefits. Last year, Goldstein partnered with Nexar to install vehicle cameras to protect drivers from attacks. He also lobbied for a three-year extension of benefits like vision coverage and dental exams in Albany this year.

Families for Safe Streets New York City has an outspoken advocacy community pushing for safer streets, and one of the most vocal among them is Debbie Marks Kahn. Kahn, who co-founded Families for Safe Streets after her son was killed in a bus collision in 2009, has lobbied for improved street designs and a crackdown on speeding. In testimony before the New York City Council this year, she noted that last year was the deadliest year on the city’s streets since 2013 and called for funding for the NYC Streets Plan and Vision Zero.

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Windels Marx New York City’s taxi industry has been slowly recovering since drivers won an agreement last fall to restructure their medallion debt and pandemic lockdowns led to taxi shortages. Matthew Daus, who has been encouraged by the rise of medallion values for the first time since 2014, had to “pinch (him)self” when he heard Uber would partner with the industry and allow Uber riders to request taxicabs through their app. He also gave his imprimatur to New York City Mayor Eric Adams’

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers William DeCarlo has come a long way since starting out as a Long Island Rail Road station cleaner in the late 1970s. Today, after working his way up the ranks through the Transportation Communications Union, he’s the national legislative leader for the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, a national labor union with over half a million


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members in the airline, rail and auto industries. The IAM lobbies in Washington, D.C., for such legislation as the Protecting the Right to Organize Act and Buy American measures.

getting their license. He also welcomed the return of the TD Five Boro Bike Tour in which 32,000 cyclists participated.

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GENERAL CHAIR SMART Transportation Division Anthony Simon leads the transportation division at SMART, which represents some 200,000 transportation and rail worker members. Simon, who represents a variety of Long Island Rail Road employees, worked with the governor’s office to ensure LIRR expansion occurs on schedule and with U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on infrastructure funding. His union mulled whether to authorize a strike – and nearly did in July before President Joe Biden appointed an emergency board to resolve a labor dispute with freight rail companies.

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90 KENNETH PODZIBA PRESIDENT AND CEO Bike New York Bike traffic spiked when New York City was suffering through the coronavirus pandemic, but city streets became deadlier, spurring bike advocates like Kenneth Podziba to demand new safety measures from public officials. Podziba cheered Gov. Kathy Hochul when she signed new legislation that forces the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to consider bike access at its bridges and stations, and requires new drivers to learn about bike and pedestrian safety before

PAUL T. WEINSTEIN NEW YORK COMMISSIONER Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor Paul T. Weinstein is the New York commissioner for the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor, a bistate agency created in the 1950s to root out corruption in the shipping industry. In recent months, the commission has been in the news as New Jersey sought to exit the commission – while its New York partners waged a successful court battle to prevent the move. Weinstein, a former assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, is also co-chair of the litigation department at the law firm Emmet.

92 HENRY GREENIDGE EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND CO-HEAD OF TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE INNOVATION PRACTICE Tusk Strategies In February, Henry Greenidge took on a new role coleading the transportation and infrastructure innovation practice at Tusk Strategies, a politically connected consulting firm. The job entails working with clients all across the country on everything from micromobility and autonomous vehicles to electric cars. Greenidge, who’s sharing the leadership role with Seth Webb, previously served in the Obama administration and as

93 PAUL STEELY WHITE DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS Superpedestrian In a Medium post three years ago, Paul Steely White explained that he was leaving the advocacy group Transportation Alternatives to promote electric scooters at Bird and reduce the nation’s dependence on cars. When COVID-19 hit, White then jumped to Superpedestrian, a similar startup that prioritizes micromobility safety. This year, Superpedestrian snared $125 million to expand its technology that resolves scooter safety issues in real time and even stops if you speed. White is also the board president of Institute for Transportation & Development Policy.

94 ROBERT S. WIESENTHAL FOUNDER AND CEO Blade Urban Air Mobility Spend much time in New York City, and you might wish you could hop on a helicopter to get around. That’s the idea behind Blade Urban

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Air Mobility, a “technologypowered air mobility company” that transports deep-pocketed customers in crowded urban areas like Manhattan. Its founder, Robert S. Wiesenthal, has relied on traditional helicopters but is looking ahead to the use of electric aircraft. Blade, which also offers flights via seaplane and jet, provides service to the Hamptons.

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96 SHABAZZ STUART CO-FOUNDER AND CEO Oonee

95 SVEN ETZELSBERGER CO-FOUNDER AND CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER URB-E The electric scooter and electric bike explosion has fueled startups making it easier for commuters to get around, getting meals to customers at any hour – and, in the case of URB-E, handling medium-sized deliveries via cargo e-bikes. The Los Angeles-based company is driven by the technological innovations of Porsche veteran Sven Etzelsberger and has been praised for its potential to reduce traffic congestion. It already has a presence on the crowded streets of New York City and has partnered with both UPS and the Brooklynheadquartered indoor farming operation Square Roots.

Having your bike stolen is an expensive inconvenience for most people, but for Shabazz Stuart it launched a new career. In 2017, the Brooklyn native created a company that made modular parking pods that could store scores of bikes and protect them from theft. So far this year, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority added six Oonee pods near Grand Central, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey put Oonee bike enclosures at three sites and New York City installed “Mini” modules at five locations. One of the modules outside Essex Market was struck by a car, but Stuart made the repairs.

97 JULES FLYNN CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER Zoomo The former Lyft and Metropolitan Transportation Authority official joined Zoomo

Stuart has been leading the charge on secure parking pods for bicycles.

in April as the Australian electric bike startup secured $80 million in Series B funding, thanks in part to New Yorkbased Collaborative Fund, a venture capital fund. Jules Flynn is overseeing the growth of last mile delivery services as the global market for package shipping could reach $123 billion by 2030. Zoomo’s e-bikes are already helping food and grocery distribution in some urban areas and aims to put 30,000 bikes on the road by the end of the year.

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2055 and carve out about 14% of its capital plans for station accessibility. But Joe Rappaport, who has led the Brooklyn Center for Independence of the Disabled for nearly six years, isn’t done. He’s pushing to make New York City’s emergency evacuation centers reachable by people with disabilities, wants improved Access-ARide service and is demanding remote evaluations for MTA paratransit use qualification instead of having to show up in person.

KAAN ÖZBAY FOUNDING DIRECTOR C2SMART The NYU Tandon School of Engineering professor Kaan Özbay founded C2SMART to analyze big data and develop disruptive technologies that make mobility safer and more efficient. This year, Özbay and his researchers applied an AI tool used to monitor the effectiveness of social distancing to calculate pedestrian and traffic densities, and track congestion. Özbay was also part of a panel that made recommendations on how to repair and replace the cantilevered section of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, although there’s still no consensus about what to do.

99 JOE RAPPAPORT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Brooklyn Center for Independence of the Disabled Disability advocates won a victory when the Metropolitan Transportation Authority agreed to make at least 95% of its subways accessible by

100 STACEY MATLEN DIRECTOR OF INNOVATION PROGRAMS Partnership Fund for New York City In 2018, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Partnership Fund for New York City teamed up on the Transit Innovation Partnership, a public-private collaboration aimed at modernizing the commuter experience. Since the Transit Innovation Partnership’s first director, Natalia Quintero, took on a different role, the Partnership Fund for New York City’s Stacey Matlen has taken the reins. Matlen, who previously worked on mobility for the city of Detroit, has served as director of innovation programs at the Partnership Fund for New York City for over a year.


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Notice of Formation of PA L M JEWELLERY LLC. Ar ts . O f Org. filed with SSNY on 0 6 /0 7/ 2 0 2 2 . Office location New York SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 17 EAST 48TH ST., ROOM 901, NEW YORK, NY, 10017. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of KUAN’S CLOSET LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 06/21/2022. Office location Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served S SN Y mail proces s to 2602 AVENUE U, #1031, B R O O K LY N , NY, 11229. Any lawful p u r p o s e . Notice of Formation of ALIANA GEORGEVICTOR LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 01/28/202 2 . Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 275 MONTGOMERY STREET, 1ST FL, BROOKLYN, N Y, 11225. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of ShadawnNicole Enterprises, L.L.C. filed with SSNY on 06/17/22. Office: Kings County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 7014 13th Ave, Ste 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. NOTICE OF FORMATION of Hyacinth Lily LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 07/13/2022 Location: Westchester Count y. SSNY designated as agent for service of process on LLC and shall mail a copy of process to: Catherine Walsh Taubner, 81 Witherbee Avenue, Pelham, NY 10803. Purpose: Any law ful purpose

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Notice of Formation of THE ONE GOLDEN LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 06/23/2022.Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 6019 4 AVE, BROOK LY N , NY, 11220. Any lawful p u r p o s e . Notice of Formation of YANG LIN 714 LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 05/09/2022 .Of fice location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 5113 8TH AVENUE 3, BROOKLYN, N Y, 11220. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of 78-29 AUSTIN STREET HOLDINGS LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 11/02/2021. Office location Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served S SN Y mail proces s to 227 SEA BREEZE AVENUE , SUITE C-403, 4TH FLOOR , BROOKLYN, NY, 11224. Any law ful purpose. Notice of Formation of PS BROKERS LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 06/29/2022. Office location Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served S SN Y mail proces s to 13 5 PA R K V I L L E AVENUE, BROOKLYN, NY, 11230. Any lawful p u r p o s e . Form of notice for onpremises license. Notice is hereby given that a license, number 1348005 for liquor has been applied for by the undersigned to sell liquor at retail in a Restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 47 S ELMWOOD AV ENUE MONTAUK NY 11954 for on premises consumption. 47 S ELMWOOD MGMT INC

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Notice of formation of FIFI VENDING LLC, LLC filed with SSNY on 06/27/22, office: BRONX county. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 1401 Jesup ave 4D Bronx NY,10452. Purpose: any lawful act or activity 6 4 6 2 4 8 3 3 3 7 108 McEwen Street, LLC filed with the SSNY on 7/6/22. Office: NY 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, 108 McEwen Street, Warwick NY 1099 0. Purpose: Any law ful purpose. SB H O S P I TA L I T Y GROUP LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 06/28/2022. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Larry Aaronson CPA , 350 Motor Park way, Suite 303, Hauppauge, N Y 1178 8 . Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Notice of Formation of FERNANDA LITERARY SERVICES LLC. Arts. O f Org . f ile d with SSNY on 07/07/2022. Office location Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served S SN Y mail proces s to 1 9 5 PLY M O U T H S T R EE T, #323, BROOKLYN, NY, 11201. Any law ful purpose. Notice of Formation of CR E ATE NSIT Y LLC . Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 06/10/2022. Office location Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served S SN Y mail proces s to 13 5 1 H A N C O C K STREE T, BROOKLYN, NY, 11237. Any lawful p u r p o s e .

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Notice of Qual. of METROPOLITAN TIMBER AND STEEL COMPANY LLC, filed with the S SN Y on 12/13/2021. Office: NY County. LLC formed in NJ on 12/3/2021. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served and shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, 210 W. 29th St,#7, NY, NY 10001. Address required to be maintained in NJ: 105 State St, Paterson, NJ 07501. Cert of Formation filed with NJ State Treasurer, Dept of Treasury, Division of Revenue, 33 W State St, Trenton, NJ 08608. Purpose: any lawful act. The Dopwell Group, LLC was formed on January 11, 2022. The Dopwell Group, LLC is located in Bronx County at 4019 GUNTHER AVE. BRONX, NY 10466. The Dopwell Group, LLC purpose is to provide consultant services. REGISTERED AGENT : UNITED STATES CORPORATION AGENTS, INC. 7014 13TH AVENUE , SUITE 202 BROOKLYN, N Y, 11228, USA NOTICE OF FORMATION of Hyacinth Lily LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 07/13/2022 Location: Westchester Count y. SSNY designated as agent for service of process on LLC and shall mail a copy of process to: Catherine Walsh Taubner, 81 Witherbee Avenue, Pelham, NY 10803. Purpose: Any law ful purpose Notice of Qual. of NORTH STAR VENTURE M A N A G E M E N T 2010, L . L .C . . Auth . filed with SSNY on 0 7/ 2 8 / 2 0 2 2 . Office location: New York . LLC formed in DE on 0 3 / 0 7/ 2 0 1 1 . SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom p ro c e s s a g ain s t i t may be served. SSNY mail process to: 600 MAMARONECK AVENUE #400, HARRISON, NY, 10528. Arts. of Org. filed with DE SOS . Townsend Bldg. Dover, DE 19901. Any lawful purpose.

Public Notice TO: XAVIER PAGAN Address unknown NOTICE A petition has been filed asking the Court to put an end to all rights you have to your child A. P., born 9/28/2016, biological child of Caitlyn Herb. The Court has set a hearing to consider ending your rights to your children. That hearing will be held on September 1, 2022, at 9:30 a.m., at the Lackawanna County Government Center, 123 Wyoming Ave., 1 st Fl., Scranton, PA 18503. If you do not appear at this hearing, the Court may decide that you are not interested in retaining your rights to your child and your failure to appear may affect the Court’s decision on whether to end your rights to your child. You are warned that even if you fail to appear at the scheduled hearing, the hearing will go on without you and your rights to your children may be ended by the Court without your being present. You have a right to be represented at the hearing by a lawyer. YOU SHOULD TAKE THIS PAPER TO YOUR LAWYER AT ONCE. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A LAWYER OR CANNOT AFFORD ONE, GO TO OR TELEPHONE THE OFFICE SET FORTH BELOW TO FIND OUT WHERE YOU CAN GET LEGAL HELP. Northeastern Pennsylvania Legal Services 33 N. Main Street – Suite 200 Pittston, PA 18640 (570) 299-4100 Notice of Formation of R3 825 THIRD AVENUE, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY ) on 07/21/22. O f f ice location: N Y County. SSNY designated a s a g e n t o f L LC upon whom process agains t it may b e served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Casa Nela LTD., 181 W. 10th S t . , N Y, N Y 10 014 . Purpose: Any lawful activity.

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Notice of Formation of SEC CONSULTANCY, LLC filed with SSNY on 6/6/2022. Of fice: Richmond County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: United States Corporation Agent, inc. 7014 13th Ave Suite 202 Brooklyn NY 11228. Purpose: any lawful act or activity Notice of formation of FIFI VENDING LLC, LLC filed with SSNY on 06/27/22, office: BRONX county. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 1401 Jesup ave 4D Bronx NY,10452. Purpose: any lawful act or activity 6 4 6 2 4 8 3 3 3 7 Notice of Formation of JS YOUNG C O N S U LT I N G , L L C Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY ) on 07/15/22. O f f ice location: N Y County. Princ. of fice of LLC: 20 E. 9th St., Apt. 14K, NY, NY 10003. SSNY designated a s a g e n t o f L LC upon whom process agains t it may b e served. SSNY shall mail process to Jill Young at the princ. of fice of the LLC. Purpose: Any law ful ac tivit y. Notice of Formation of WARNE R SL ATE T WO LLC. Ar ts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 0 7/ 1 4 / 2 0 2 2 . Office location Schoharie SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 176 UNION STREE T, B R O O K LY N , N Y, 11231. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of M 1711 AVENUE LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 06/23/2022. Office location Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 15 41 55 TH STREE T, BROOKLYN, NY, 11219. Any law ful purpose. LEGALNOTICES@ CITYANDSTATENY.COM


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Notice of Qualification of 68 RICHARDSON OWNER LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State o f N Y (S S N Y ) o n 0 6 / 1 7/ 2 2 . Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 04/11/22. Princ. office of LLC: c/o FREO U.S. Management, LLC, 117 E. 29th St., #5C, NY, NY 10016. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. DE addr. of LLC: 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cer t. of Form. filed with Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19 9 01 . Purpose: Any law ful ac tivit y. Notice of Qualification of 100 CHURCH RETAIL II LESSEE LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State o f N Y (S S N Y ) o n 06/23/22. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (D E ) o n 0 5/2 6/2 2 . Princ. office of LLC: c/o SL Green Realty Corp., One Vanderbilt Ave. , 28th Fl. , N Y, NY 1 0 0 1 7. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o C orp oration S er vic e Co. (CSC), 80 State St., Albany, NY 1220725 4 3 . DE addr. of LLC: CSC, 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808 . Cer t. of Form. filed with Secy. of State, PO Box 898, D o v e r, DE 19903. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of MEINERGY LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 03/14/2022. Office location New York SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served S SN Y mail proces s to 5 W 37 STREET, STE 800, NEW YORK, NY, 10018. Any lawful p u r p o s e .

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Notice of Formation of PAINTED PANGOLIN LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/23/22. O f f ice location: N Y County. SSNY designated a s a g e n t o f L LC upon whom process agains t it may b e served. SSNY shall mail process to M. Nader Ahari, 200 Park Ave. South, Ste. 1608, NY, NY 10 0 03 . Purpose: Any law ful ac tivit y. Notice is hereby given that a license, number (1345309) for (Liquor License) has been applied by AMBOY SUSHI CORP. DBA: Yosuki Sushi to sell ( Beer Wine Cider & Liquor) at retail in a (Restaurant) under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at (6410 Amboy Rd, #130, Staten Island, NY 10309) and County of Richmond) for onpremises consumption. Notice of Formation of 1214 13TH STREET, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 0 6/ 2 4 / 2 0 2 2 . Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 392 MANHATTAN AVENUE, BROOKLYN, NY, 11211. Any law ful purpose.

Notice of Formation of T R O M PE TA WONG INVESTING P R O P E R T I E S LLC. Ar ts . O f Org. filed with SSNY on 0 6/2 8 /2 0 2 2 . Office location Richmond SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 12 ONEIDA AV E N U E , S TAT E N ISL AND, N Y, 10301 . Any law ful purpose. HT STRATEGY LLC. Filed: 5/11/22 . Office: NY Co. Org. in NEW JERSE Y: 08/28/2020. SSNY desig. as agent for process & shall mail to its foreign add: 136 Oakland Ave, 6a, Jersey City, NJ 07306. Arts. of Org. filed with Nj Department Of The Treasury, Division Of Revenue And Enterprise Services, Po Box 002, Trenton, NJ 0 8 625 0002. Purpose: General.

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Notice of Formation of 313 EAST 162 LLC. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 02/11/2019. Office location. Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 5014 16TH AVENUE, SUITE 9, BROOKLYN, NY 11204. Any law ful p u r p o s e

Form of notice for onpremises license. Notice is hereby given that a license, number 1348434 for liquor has been applied for by the undersigned to sell liquor at retail in a OP 252 Restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control L aw at 10 COLUMBUS CR NEW YORK, NY 10019 for on premises consumption.

Notice of Formation of LC HOME REALTY LLC Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 07/05/22. Office location: NY SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 10 MONROE ST, APT 5H, NEW YORK, NY 10002 Any law ful purpose

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Notice of Formation of S U T TO N AV I AT I O N LLC. Ar ts . O f Org. filed with SSNY on 0 5 / 2 7/ 2 0 2 2 . Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 1964 E AST 2ND STREE T, BROOKLYN, NY, 11223. Any law ful purpose. Notice of Formation of 217A PIERCE ST. L .L .C.. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 07/11/2022. Office location Richmond SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 217A PIERCE ST., STATEN ISL AND, NY, 10304 . Any law ful purpose. Notice is hereby given that a license, number pending, for beer and wine, has been applied for by Film at Lincoln Center, Inc. d/b/a Walter Reade Theater to sell beer and wine at retail in a tavern under the Alcohol Beverage Control Law at 165 West 65th Street, New York, NY 10023 for on premises consumption. Film at Lincoln Center, Inc. d/b/a Walter Reade Theater

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Form of notice for onpremises license. Notice is hereby given that a license, number 1348444 for liquor has been applied for by the undersigned to sell liquor at retail in a TW 344 Restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control L aw at 35 CEDAR ST NEW YORK, NY 10005 for on premises consumption. Cedar Street Pi LLC Form of notice for onpremises license. Notice is hereby given that a license, number 1348437 for liquor has been applied for by the undersigned to sell liquor at retail in a OP 252 Restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 506 LAGUARDIA PL NEW YORK, NY 10012 for on premises consumption. Damselle LLC Notice of Formation of SAM CROPSEY LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 06/20/2022. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be s e r ve d S S N Y m a i l process to 6141 159TH STREE T, FLUSHING , NY, 11365. Any lawful p u r p o s e . Notice of Formation of 142 WATTS HOLDING, LLC. Ar ts . of Org. filed with SSNY on 0 2 / 1 0/ 2 0 2 2 . Office location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 600 MAMARONECK AVENUE #400, HARRISON, NY, 10528. Any law ful purpose

Notice of Qualification of ACI VI ZD DEVELOPER LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State o f N Y (S S N Y ) o n 0 6/29/2 2 . Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (D E ) o n 0 6/2 8/2 2 . SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may b e ser ve d . SSNY shall mail process to c /o C orp oration S er vic e Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. DE addr. of LLC: 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cer t. of Form. filed with Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any law ful ac tivit y. Notice of Formation of BE LNOR D 201 LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/28/22. O f f ice location: N Y County. Princ. of fice of LLC: Congress Wealth Management, 1 5 5 S e ap o r t B l vd . , B os ton , M A 0 2 2 1 0 . SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY s hall m ail p ro c e s s to Michael Galvin at the princ. of fice of t h e L LC . P u r p o s e : Any law ful ac tivit y. Notice of Qualification of 223 SUNSET HOLDINGS, LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State o f N Y (S S N Y ) o n 10/0 6/21. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (D E ) o n 0 6/24/2 1 . SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may b e ser ve d . SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 280 Park Ave., 41st Fl., NY, NY 10017. DE addr. of LLC: C orp oration S er vic e Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cer t. of Form. filed with Secy. of State, State of DE, Dept. of S tate, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. LEGALNOTICES@ CITYANDSTATENY.COM

Notice of Formation of 602 MORGAN AVE . L .L .C.. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 0 7/ 1 1 / 2 0 2 2 . Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 602 MORGAN AV E . , B R O O K LY N , N Y, 11222. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of C A R E A S E H E A LT H NY-MSO LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 0 6/0 9/2 0 2 2 . Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 8 BOURBON CT, L AKEWOOD, NJ, 0 8 7 0 1 . A ny l aw f u l p u r p o s e . Notice of Formation of L&L BROTHERS LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 07/11/2022. Office location Richmond SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be s e r ve d S S N Y m a i l process to 660 LIBERTY AVE, STATEN ISLAND, NY, 10305. Any lawful p u r p o s e . Notice of Formation of JT ST MARKS LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 07/06/2022. Office location Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 1465 NEW YORK AVENUE, APT. 1, BROOK LYN, N Y, 11210. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of SOLELOT LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 07/05/2022. Office location Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 2602 AV E N U E U # 1 0 3 1 , BROOKLYN, NY, 11229. Any law ful purpose.

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August 8, 2022

Notice of Formation of AMERICAN FIRST REVERSE LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 0 7/0 8 / 2 0 2 2 . Office location Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 1470 86TH STREE T, BROOKLYN, N Y, 11228. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of ATKINSPER LLC filed with SSNY on 06/15/2022. Office: KINGS County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 118 Knickerbocker Av e , B r o o k l y n N Y 11237. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Notice of Formation of LARGO 76N8 LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 07/15/2019. Office location New York SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 67 WEST STREET, SUITE 423, BROOKLYN, N Y, 11222. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of ALEX ADVOCA AT PRODUCTIONS LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 03/11/2022. Office location Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 205 MIDDLETON ST., APT. 7M, BROOKLYN, NY, 11206. Any law ful purpose. Notice of Formation of BASIC DRONE ENTERPRISES, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 07/07/2022. Office location: Madison SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 3350 EAST R OA D, CA ZENOV IA , N Y, 13035. Any lawful purpose.

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Notice is hereby given that a license, number 1344995, for beer, liquor, cider, and wine, has been applied for by the undersigned to sell beer, liquor, cider, and wine at retail in a restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 1045 Flushing Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11237 for on premises consumption. SC METROPOLITAN LLC dba SHAKING CRAB. MOZITO MOE ENTERPRISE LLC. Art. Of Org. Filed with SSNY on 6/23/2022. Office/ New York County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it mate be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 2196 Third Ave SUIT #2025 New York, NY 10 035 . Purpose: Any law ful purpose. IRENE AND JOELLE LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 07/07/2022. Office loc: Kings County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 15 Ocean Avenue, 2nd FL, Brooklyn, N Y 112 25 . Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Notice of Formation of JS LAW OFFICE PLLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 0 7/0 6 / 2 0 2 2 . O f f i c e location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 200 E 36TH ST, ROOM 16A, NEW YOR K , N Y, 10016. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of 729 SECOND AVE DM LLC filed with SSNY on 11/09/2021. Office: New York County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: SHOP ARCHITECTS, INC. 233 BROADWAY, 11TH FLOOR NEW YORK, NY, 10279, USA . Purpose: any lawful act or activity. LEGALNOTICES@ CITYANDSTATENY.COM

Love Ny Freak’n City Arts. of Org filed with the SSNY on 04/06/2022 Office: Bronx County. United States Corporation agents, inc. Designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: United States Corporation agents, Inc.7014 13 avenue suite 202, Brooklyn, N Y 112 2 8 Purp o s e: Any law ful purpose. Notice is hereby given that license number 13 4 8 6 4 2 f o r li qu o r has been applied for by the undersigned to sell liquor at retail in a RESTAURANT-OP 252 under the alcoholic beverage control law at 1 6 8 1 3 R D AV EN U E NEW YORK , NY 1 0 1 2 8 . N E W YO R K C O U N T Y, for onpremises consumption. FIVE IRON GOLF N YC LLC 1 6 8 1 3 R D AV EN U E NEW YORK, NY 10128 Notice of Formation of DESMONND EMPIRE, LLC. Ar ts . O f Org. filed with SSNY on 0 4/28/202 2 . Office location Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 42 BROADWAY, FL . 12200, NEW YORK, NY, 10004. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of NOVUS SEELEY, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 07/12/2022. Office location Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served S SN Y mail proces s to 213 20TH STREET, SUITE 1B, BROOKLYN, NY, 11232. Any lawful p u r p o s e . Notice of Formation of 1540NYBK64 LLC, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 04/05/2022. Office location Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 560 51ST ST FL 1, BROOKLYN, NY, 11220 - 2014. Any lawful p u r p o s e .

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Public Notice MCDONALD LAW GROUP, LLC 203 S. Water Street, Suite 300 Henderson, NV 89015 Phone (702)448-4962 Fax (702)448-5011 SUMM RENA MCDONALD, ESQ. Nevada Bar No. 8852 MCDONALD LAW GROUP, LLC 203 S. Water Street, Suite 300 CASE NO: D-22-648593-D Department: To be determined Henderson, NV 89015 Phone (702)448-4962 Fax (702)448-5011 rena@mcdonaldlawgroup.com Attorney for Plaintiff DISTRICT COURT FAMILY DIVISION CLARK COUNTY, NEVADA SUSANNA MENDIA, Plaintiff,

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v. EDWARD JOSE ENCARNACION, Defendant. SUMMONS NOTICE! YOU HAVE BEEN SUED. THE COURT MAY DECIDE AGAINST YOU WITHOUT YOUR BEING HEARD UNLESS YOU RESPOND IN WRITING WITHIN 21 DAYS. READ THE INFORMATION BELOW VERY CAREFULLY. To: EDWARD JOSE ENCARNACION A complaint has been filed by the Plaintiff against you for the relief as set forth in that document complaint. The object of this action is Divorce. If you intend to defend this lawsuit, within 21 days after this summons is served on you (not counting the day of service), you must: 1. File with the Clerk of Court, whose address is shown below, a formal written answer to the complaint or petition. 2. Pay the required filing fee to the court, or file an Application to Proceed In Forma Pauperis and request a waiver of the filing fee. 3. Serve a copy of your answer upon the Plaintiff whose name and address is shown below If you fail to respond, the Plaintiff can request your default. The court can then enter a judgment against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. CLERK OF COURT By:___________ 5/23/2022 Deputy Clerk Date Family Courts and Services Center 601 North Pecos Road Las Vegas, Nevada 89155 Dated this ____ day of May 2022. MCDONALD LAW GROUP, LLC /s/ Rena McDonald _ Rena McDonald, Esq. Nevada Bar No. 8852 203 S. Water Street, Suite 300 Henderson, NV 89015 Phone (702) 448-4962 Fax (702) 448-5011 Attorney for Plaintiff LEGALNOTICES@CITYANDSTATENY.COM

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Notice of Form. of SOMMERS HOME IMPROVEMENTS, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 07/14/2022. Office location: Onondaga SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 1260 MILL STREET, FABIUS, NY, 13063. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Qual. of SMART FOODS PISCATAWAY LLC. Auth. filed with SSNY on 07/12/2022. Office location: KINGS. LLC formed in NJ on 09/16/2021. SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to: 465 86TH ST, BROOKLYN, NY, 11209. Arts. of Org. filed with NJ SOS. P.O. BOX 4 5 , TRENTON , NJ 08646. Any lawful p u r p o s e . Notice of Formation of BRONX HOPE RX LLC. Ar ts .O f Org. filed with SSNY on 0 7/ 1 3 / 2 0 2 2 . Office location: Bronx SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. S SN Y mail proces s to 1767 SOUTHERN B LV D, B RON X , N Y, 10460. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of 685 FIFTH AVE 6A LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 07/13/2022. Office location New York SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be s e r ve d S S N Y m a i l process to 40 WEST 57 TH STREET, SUITE 1440, NEW YORK, NY, 10019. Any lawful purpose. Notice of formation of SparkleY LLC. Arts of Org filed with Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/13/22. Office location: N Y C o u n t y. S S N Y designated as agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to: 241 W. 17th St., NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful act.

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Notice of Qual. of 38 EAST 75 OWNER LLC. Auth. filed with SSNY on 07/19/2022. Office location: New York . LLC formed in DE on 09/28/2021. SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to: 535 MADISON AVE, 19TH FLOOR, NEW YORK , NY, 10022. Arts. of Org. filed with DE SOS . Townsend Bldg. Dover, DE 19901. Any lawful purpose. Public Notice Notice of Auction Sale is herein given that Access Self Storage of Long Island City located at 29-00 Review Avenue, Long Island City, N.Y. 11101 will take place on W W W . STORAGETREASURES. COM Sale by competitive bidding star ting on August 5th, 2022 and end on August 16, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. to satisfy unpaid rent and charges on the f o l l ow i n g a c c o u n t s : C onte nt s of ro oms generally contain misc. #3323 – Joel Feliciano; 2 bags, 2 bins, 9 boxes, , 1 PC, 1 PC tower and keyboard, 3 pictures, 1 closet, bookshelf, 1 stereo, 1 luggage. #4708- Rhonard BryceThurton; Tv, 15 + boxes, 2 plastic containers, 4 bags, a CD rack. The contents of each unit will be sold as a lot and all items must be removed from the premises within 7 2 hours . Owners may redeem their goods by paying all rent and charges due at any time before the sale. All sales are held “with reserve”. Owner reserves the right to cancel sale at any time.

Notice of Formation of JBB IK Enterprises LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State: 6/6/22. Office location: NY County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: Cogency Global Inc., 122 E. 42nd St., 18th Fl., NY, NY 10168. Purpose: all law ful purposes .

Notice of Qualification of Rev4, LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State o f N Y (S S N Y ) o n 06/23/22. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Illinois (IL) on 1 0/11/0 9 . Princ . of fice of LLC: 1560 Sherman Ave., #1005, Evanston, IL 6 0201. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may b e ser ve d . SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. Cer t. of Form. filed with Secy. of State, 213 State C apitol , S pring f ield , IL 62 75 6 . Purp ose: Any law ful ac tivit y. Notice of Qualification of PRIVATE EQUIT Y VI GP LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State o f N Y (S S N Y ) o n 0 7/ 1 3 / 2 2 . Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (D E ) o n 0 7/0 1/2 2 . Princ. office of LLC: 9 W. 57th St., 12th Fl., NY, NY 10019. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom p ro c e s s a g ain s t i t may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c /o Summit Rock Advisors, LP at the princ. office of the LLC. DE addr. of LLC: c/o C orp oration S er vic e Co., 251 Little Falls Dr. , Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of S t a te , 4 0 1 F e d e r al St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of T- FOUR CORE LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY ) on 07/14/22. O f f ice location: N Y County. SSNY designated a s a g e n t o f L LC upon whom process agains t it may b e served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 1 2 2 0 7-2 5 4 3 , regd. agent upon whom and at which process may be ser ved. Purpose: Any law ful ac tivit y. LEGALNOTICES@ CITYANDSTATENY.COM

Notice of Formation of Healing Caring Center LLC filed with SSNY on 05/02/2022 Office: Kings County SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: The Limited Liability Company. Purpose: any lawful act or activity On Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at 12:11:06 PM EDT, City and State Legal Notices NOTICE OF FORMATION OF JILI HOTELS AND RESORTS LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on May 5, 2022. Office location: NEW YORK COUNTY. SSNY is designated as agent for LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon them is: 66 Ninth Avenue, Suite 1101, New York, NY 10011. The principal business address of the LLC is: 66 Ninth Avenue, Suite 1101, New York, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF JILI PROPER T Y MANAGEMENT LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on February 15, 2019. Office location: NEW YORK COUNTY. SSNY is designated as agent for LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon them is: 66 Ninth Avenue, Suite 1101, New York, NY 10011. The principal business address of the LLC is: 66 Ninth Avenue, Suite 1101, New York, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Notice of Formation of MODERN DENTAL ORANGE COUNT Y PLLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 07/15/2022. Office location Orange SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom p ro c e s s a g ain s t i t may be served SSNY mail process to 236 WOODL ANDS ROAD, HARRISON, NY, 10528. Any law ful purpose.

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Notice of Formation of BRILLIANT PROSPECT LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 0 7/ 2 0/ 2 0 2 2 . O f f i c e location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 6402 8TH AVENUE, UNIT 303, BROOKLYN, NY, 11220. Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of NYS KLEANING 2 LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 07/18/2022. Office location Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served S SN Y mail proces s to 725 4TH AVENUE, APT TT4, BROOKLYN, NY, 11232. Any lawful p u r p o s e .

Notice of Formation of GENERAL F U L F I L L M E N T SERVICES, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 07/19/2022. Office location ONONDAGA SSNY desg . As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 307 BACON STREE T, SYRACUSE, N Y, 13209. Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of 2269 OCEAN AVENUE LLC. Ar ts . O f Org. filed with SSNY on 0 7/ 2 1 / 2 0 2 2 . Office location: Richmond SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 23 OCEANIC AVENUE, S TAT E N ISL AND, N Y, 10312. Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of 428 AUROR A HOLDINGS, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 0 5 / 1 7/ 2 0 2 2 . Office location Cayuga SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 110 GENESEE ST., SUITE 200, AUBURN, NY, 13021. Any law ful purpose. Notice of Formation of HILLTOP HAVEN LLC . Ar ts . of Org. filed with SSNY on 0 7/ 1 8 / 2 0 2 2 . Office location: Ontario SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. S SN Y mail proces s to 7 7 11 W H I S PER S LANE, ONTARIO, NY, 14519. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of THREE KIDS RENTALS LLC. Ar ts . O f Org. filed with SSNY on 0 7/ 2 1 / 2 0 2 2 . Office location ONONDAGA SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 4989 SHAW TERRACE, SYRACUSE, N Y, 13215. Any lawful purpose.

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Notice of Formation of 3517 HOLDINGS LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 07/19/2022. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be s e r ve d S S N Y m a i l process to 1541 55TH STREE T, BROOKLYN, NY, UNITED STATES, 11219. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of 6307 62ND AVE LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 06/23/2022.Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 449 HARMAN ST, BROOKLYN, NY, 1 1 2 3 7. Any law ful p u r p o s e . Notice of Formation of 6309 62ND AVE LLC. Ar ts . O f Org. filed with SSNY on 06/23/2022.Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 449 HARMAN ST, BROOKLYN, NY, 1 1 2 3 7. Any law ful p u r p o s e .

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Notice of Formation of 1022 BROADWAY LLC. Ar ts . O f Org. filed with SSNY on 09/20/2012.Of fice location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 543 B ED F O R D AV EN U E , SUITE 103, BROOKLYN, N Y, 11249. Any lawful purpose. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF SHAY WHITE LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secretar y of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/13/2022. Office location: NE W YORK Count y. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the principal business address of LLC: 909 3rd Ave #7694, New York, NY 10150. Purpose: any law ful a c t /a c t i v i t y. G U C O V S C H I ROZENSHTEYN, PLLC, a Prof. LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 09/23/2020. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The PLLC, 318 West 88th St., Apt 2A, NY, NY 10024. Purpose: To Practice The Profession Of Law. Notice of Formation of 4 0 9 ROCK AWAY AVENUE OWNER LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY ) on 07/18/22. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC c/o EL Equit y LLC, 4 07 Rockaway Ave . , B ro ok lyn , N Y 11212. Purpose: Any law ful ac tivit y.

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Notice of formation of FIFI VENDING LLC, LLC filed with SSNY on 06/27/22, office: BRONX county. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 1401 Jesup ave 4D Bronx NY,10452. Purpose: any lawful act or activity 6462483337 Notice of Formation of 4 0 9 ROCK AWAY AVENUE OWNER LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY ) on 07/18/22. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC c/o EL Equit y LLC, 4 07 Rockaway Ave . , B ro ok lyn , N Y 11212. Purpose: Any law ful ac tivit y. Notice of Qual. of I.M.E.M. CLINICAL ASSOCIATES LLC, Authority filed with the SSNY on 07/19/2022. Office loc: NY County. LLC formed in NJ on 01/12/2005. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, C/O H. Peltz Emergency Medicine, PLLC, 366 Pearsall Ave., Ste 2, Cedarhurst, NY 11516. Purpose: To practice the profession of Medicine. B E Y O N D DEVELOPMENT, LLC, AR TICLES OF ORGANIZ ATION WER E FILED WIT H THE S E C R E TA R Y OF STATE OF NEW YORK ON 07/20/2022 . OFFICE LOCATION IN RICHMOND COUNT Y. SSNY DESIGN AGENT OF LLC UPON PROCESS M AY B E S E R V E D . S SN Y SHALL MAIL COPY OF PROCESS TO GENNADIY GAKMAN 67 PERONA LANE, STATEN ISL AND NEW YORK 10308 PURPOSE: ANY L AW F U L PU R P O S E .

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Public Notice Mahmudjan Abdullaev is hereby notified that litigation has been filed against him and the whereabouts of said Defendant is unknown. The litigation pending in the Jasper Superior Court in Jasper County, Indiana under cause number 37D01-2205 CT-401 bearing caption: STEPHANIE DAVISSON and TOD DAVISSON, Plaintiffs vs MAHMUDJON ABDULLAEV and AD E XPRESS TRUCKING, Defendants. At torney Samantha M. Joslyn of the Law Offices of Samantha M. Joslyn, P.C., 129 E. Washington St., Rensselaer, Indiana, 47978 represents the Plaintiffs. This is a civil action. Mahmudjan Abdullaev is hereby notified that you must respond to this notice within thirty (30) days after the last notice of this action is published, the failure of which may result in judgment by default being entered against you for the relief demanded in the Petition. G U C O V S C H I ROZENSHTEYN, PLLC, a Prof. LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 09/23/2020. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The PLLC, 318 West 88th St., Apt 2A, NY, NY 10024. Purpose: To Practice The Profession Of Law. Notice of Formation of 4 0 9 ROCK AWAY AVENUE OWNER LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY ) on 07/18/22. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC c/o EL Equit y LLC, 4 07 Rockaway Ave . , B ro ok lyn , N Y 11212. Purpose: Any law ful ac tivit y.

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Notice of Formation of SEC CONSULTANCY, LLC filed with SSNY on 6/6/2022. Of fice: Richmond County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: United States Corporation Agent, inc. 7014 13th Ave Suite 202 Brooklyn NY 11228. Purpose: any lawful act or activity Notice of Qual. of NORTH STAR VENTURE M A N A G E M E N T 2010, L . L .C . . Auth . filed with SSNY on 0 7/ 2 8 / 2 0 2 2 . Office location: New York . LLC formed in DE on 0 3 / 0 7/ 2 0 1 1 . SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom p ro c e s s a g ain s t i t may be served. SSNY mail process to: 600 MAMARONECK AVENUE #400, HARRISON, NY, 10528. Arts. of Org. filed with DE SOS . Townsend Bldg. Dover, DE 19901. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Qual. of METROPOLITAN TIMBER AND STEEL COMPANY LLC, filed with the S SN Y on 12/13/2021. Office: NY County. LLC formed in NJ on 12/3/2021. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served and shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, 210 W. 29th St,#7, NY, NY 10001. Address required to be maintained in NJ: 105 State St, Paterson, NJ 07501. Cert of Formation filed with NJ State Treasurer, Dept of Treasury, Division of Revenue, 33 W State St, Trenton, NJ 08608. Purpose: any lawful act. The Dopwell Group, LLC was formed on January 11, 2022. The Dopwell Group, LLC is located in Bronx County at 4019 GUNTHER AVE. BRONX, NY 10466. The Dopwell Group, LLC purpose is to provide consultant services. REGISTERED AGENT : UNITED STATES CORPORATION AGENTS, INC. 7014 13TH AVENUE , SUITE 202 BROOKLYN, N Y, 11228, USA

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Public Notice STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WAUKESHA COUNTY GREENWOODS EQUIPMENT FINANCE LLC, 3212 Fiddlers Creek Drive, Waukesha, WI 53188 v.

Plaintiff Case No.: 2022CV000841 Case Code: 30301

RAMON RODRIGUEZ 502 W. 135 th Street, Apt. 6C New York, NY 10031, Defendant _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ PUBLICATION SUMMONS _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ STATE OF WISCONSIN, to each person named above as a defendant: You are hereby notified that the plaintiff named above has filed a lawsuit or other legal action against you. Within 40 days after August 1, 2022, you must respond with a written demand for a copy of the complaint. The demand must be sent or delivered to the court, whose address is 515 W. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, Wisconsin 53188, the attention of Branch 9, and Hanson & Payne, LLC, plaintiff’s attorneys, whose address is 740 N. James Lovell St., Milwaukee, WI 53233, (414) 271-4550. You may have an attorney help or represent you. If you do not demand a copy of the complaint within 40 days after August 1, 2022, the court may grant judgment against you for the award of money or other legal action requested in the complaint, and you may lose your right to object to anything that is or may be incorrect in the complaint. A judgment may be enforced as provided by law. A judgment awarding money may become a lien against any real estate you own now or in the future, and may also be enforced by garnishment or seizure of property. Dated this 29th day of July, 2022. HANSON & PAYNE, LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff By: /s/ Ben Payne_____ SBN 1041478 Notice of Formation of 4 0 9 ROCK AWAY AVENUE OWNER LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY ) on 07/18/22. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC c/o EL Equit y LLC, 4 07 Rockaway Ave . , B ro ok lyn , N Y 11212. Purpose: Any law ful ac tivit y.

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Public Notice TO: XAVIER PAGAN Address unknown NOTICE A petition has been filed asking the Court to put an end to all rights you have to your child A. P., born 9/28/2016, biological child of Caitlyn Herb. The Court has set a hearing to consider ending your rights to your children. That hearing will be held on September 1, 2022, at 9:30 a.m., at the Lackawanna County Government Center, 123 Wyoming Ave., 1 st Fl., Scranton, PA 18503. If you do not appear at this hearing, the Court may decide that you are not interested in retaining your rights to your child and your failure to appear may affect the Court’s decision on whether to end your rights to your child. You are warned that even if you fail to appear at the scheduled hearing, the hearing will go on without you and your rights to your children may be ended by the Court without your being present. You have a right to be represented at the hearing by a lawyer. YOU SHOULD TAKE THIS PAPER TO YOUR LAWYER AT ONCE. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A LAWYER OR CANNOT AFFORD ONE, GO TO OR TELEPHONE THE OFFICE SET FORTH BELOW TO FIND OUT WHERE YOU CAN GET LEGAL HELP. Northeastern Pennsylvania Legal Services 33 N. Main Street – Suite 200 Pittston, PA 18640 (570) 299-4100

Notice of Formation of JS YOUNG C O N S U LT I N G , L L C Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY ) on 07/15/22. O f f ice location: N Y County. Princ. of fice of LLC: 20 E. 9th St., Apt. 14K, NY, NY 10003. SSNY designated a s a g e n t o f L LC upon whom process agains t it may b e served. SSNY shall mail process to Jill Young at the princ. of fice of the LLC. Purpose: Any law ful ac tivit y.

Notice of Formation of R3 825 THIRD AVENUE, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY ) on 07/21/22. O f f ice location: N Y County. SSNY designated a s a g e n t o f L LC upon whom process agains t it may b e served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Casa Nela LTD., 181 W. 10th S t . , N Y, N Y 10 014 . Purpose: Any lawful activity.

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Notice of Formation of 30A 310 EAST 53RD ST. NYC. LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 05/20/2022.Of fice location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 366 MADISON AVENUE, 3RD FLOOR, NEW YORK , N Y, 1 0 0 17. A ny lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of 349 EAST 138TH LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 11/04/2013. Office location Bronx SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be s e r ve d S S N Y m a i l process to 1946 CONEY ISLAND AV E N U E , BROOKLYN, NY, 11223. Any law ful purpose. Notice of Formation of JIAEN LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 07/14/2022. Office location Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 7311 5TH AVE, BROOKLYN, NY, 11209. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of MJ CHEUKLAP LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 07/24/2022. Office location Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 1238 63RD ST, APT D226, B R O O K LY N , NY, UNITED STATES, 11219. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of 2322 LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 07/08/2022. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served S SN Y mail proces s to 706 5TH AVENUE, BROOKLYN, NY, 11215. Any law ful purpose.

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Notice of Formation of 39 0 9 5 TH AVE NUE LLC. Ar ts . O f Org. filed with SSNY on 0 7/0 5 / 2 0 2 2 . Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 706 5TH AVENUE, BROOKLYN, N Y, 11215. Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of LINA HOLDINGS, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 06/29/2020. Of fice location: New York. SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be s e r ve d S S N Y m a i l process to 5 WEST 37 TH STREE T 12TH FLOOR, NEW YORK, NY, 10018. Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of SHUGO INVEST LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 07/22/2022. Office location Rensselaer SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be s e r ve d S S N Y m a i l process to 33 SCOTCH PINE DRIVE, MEDFORD, NY, 11763. Any lawful p u r p o s e .

Notice of Qual. of 4 CORNERS LEAD, LLC. Auth. filed with SSNY on 07/25/2022. Office location: New York. LLC formed in DE on 07/25/2022. SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. S SN Y mail proces s to: 114 E AST 25 TH STREET, NEW YORK, NY, 10010. Arts. of Org. filed with DE SOS. Townsend Bldg. Dover, DE 19901. Any law ful purpose.

Notice of Formation of AMSTERDAM CANNABIS CLUBS 1 LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 04/21/2022. Office location Bronx SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 795 ALLERTON AVE, BRON X , N Y, 10 4 6 7. Any law ful purpose. Notice of Formation of FATIMA NAWAZ LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 06/24/2022. Office location Hamilton SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 236 NYS ROUTE 28, INLET, NY, 13360. Any law ful purpose. Notice of Formation of JUMBO DUMBO LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 07/12/2022. Office location New York SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be s e r ve d S S N Y m a i l process to ONE BRYANT PAR K , NE W YOR K , NY, 10036. Any lawful p u r p o s e .

Notice of Formation of NYS KLEANING 2 LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 07/18/2022. Office location Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 725 4TH AVENUE, APT T T4, BROOKLYN, NY, 11232. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of GAK RENTALS LLC, LLC filed with SSNY on 07/21/2022. Office: Orange County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 1 SUMMERVILLE RD, GOSHEN, NY, 10924, USA . Purp ose: any lawful act or activity. Notice of Formation of CHRISTINA PEABODY, LLC filed with SSNY on 05-31-2022. Office: NE W YORK Count y. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 205 WEST 89TH STREET #3G. Purpose: any lawful act or activity.

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Notice of Formation of Au Moves LLC, filed with SSNY on July 17, 2022. Office: New York County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 77 2nd Avenue, Apt 1D New York, NY 10003. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Notice of Formation of High Tides Consulting, LLC filed with SSNY on July 25 2016. Office: Kings County. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC Registered Agent: US Corp Agents Inc, 7014 13th ave, Brooklyn 11228 . Purpose: any lawful act or activity. S7HILLS Holdings LLC filed w/ SSNY on 6/30/22. Office: New York Co. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 253 W 72nd St., #1109, NY, NY 10023. Purpose: any lawful. Notice of Formation of FOREVER DESIGNS BY VANESSA LLC filed with SSNY on May 22, 2022. Office: Richmond County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 390 Thornycroft Ave Staten Island NY 10312. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Notice of Formation of JOHNSON PROPERTY GROUP, LLC filed with SSNY on 05/11/2022. Of fice:KINGS County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 100 E 21ST, APT 207 BROOKLYN, NY, 11226, USA Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Notice of formation of STYLEDBYPHINA LLC. Articles of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State (DOS) on 04/15/2022. Office location: Schenectady County, DOS is designated as agent upon whom process may be served. DOS shall mail service of process to 258 WARD AVE, SCHENECTADY, NY, UNITED STATES, 12304. Company is organized for any lawful purpose. 8/5 ,12 ,1 9 , 26 , 9/2 ; 9/9

Public Notice Crown Castle is proposing to install new antennas at an overall height of 32 feet on a 27-foot utility pole at the following site: Washington Street at SWC of West 12th Street, Manhattan, NY 10014 [40.737498, -74.008307]. The structure will be in the public right of way of W 12 th Street and Washington Street in te r s e c t i o n . C row n Castle invites comments from any interested party on the impact of the proposed action on any districts, sites, buildings, structures or objects significant in American histor y, archaeology, engineering or culture that are listed or determined eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places and/ o r s p e c i f i c re a s o n the proposed action may have a significant impact on the quality of the human environment. Specific information regarding the project is available by calling Monica Gambino, 2000 Corporate Drive, Canonsburg, PA 15317, Monica.Gambino@ CrownCastle.com, 724416-2516 within 30 days of the date of this publication. Notice of Formation of FITZ ROY ROAD LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 06/06/2022. Office location New York SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be s e r ve d S S N Y m a i l process to 246 WEST 16TH STREET, 1R, NEW YORK, NY, 10011. Any lawful purpose. The Malin West Village LLC App. for Authority filed with Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/29/2022. LLC formed in DE on 7/28/2022. Office location: New York County. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 32 Mercer St., 3 rd Floor, NY, NY 10013. Cert. of Form. on file: DE SOS, DE Div. of Corps, PO Box 898, Dover, DE 19 9 03 . Purpose: any lawful business. LEGALNOTICES@ CITYANDSTATENY.COM

Public Notice Cellco Par tnership and its controlled affiliates doing business as Verizon Wireless ( Ve r i z o n W i r e l e s s) proposes to collocate wireless communications antennas: at a top height of 65 feet on a 6 6 - f o o t b uil din g at the approx. vicinity of 2000 Prospect Avenue, Bronx, Bronx County, NY 10457; and at a top height of 72 feet on a 76-foot building at the approx. vicinity of 1815 Prospect Avenue, Bronx, Bronx County, NY 10457. 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, Benjamin Allen, b.allen@trileaf.com, phone: 678-6538673, 1395 South Marietta Park way, Building 400, Suite 209, Mariet ta, GA 30067. NR 2022 LLC filed w/ SSNY on 8/1/22. Office: New York Co. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 201 E 87th St., #30R, NY, NY 10128. Purpose: any lawful. Public Notice Cellco Par tnership and its controlled affiliates doing business as Verizon Wireless ( Ve r i z o n W i r e l e s s) proposes to collocate wireless communications antennas: at a top height of 60 feet on a 6 3 - f o o t b uil din g at the approx. vicinity of 73 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York County, NY 10010. Public comments regarding potential effects from this site on historic properties m ay b e s u b m i t t e d within 30 days from the date of this publication to: Trileaf Corp, Benjamin Allen, b.allen@trileaf.com, phone: 678-653-8673, 1395 South Marietta Park way, Building 400, Suite 209, Mariet ta, GA 30067.

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Public Notice Cellco Par tnership and its controlled affiliates doing business as Verizon Wireless ( Ve r i z o n W i r e l e s s) proposes to collocate wireless communications antennas: at a top height of 67 feet on a 74 - f o o t b u i l d i n g at the approx. vicinity of 80-92 Clifton Place, Brooklyn, Kings County, NY 11238; and at a top height of 50 feet on a 58-foot building at the approx. vicinity of 1465 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn, K i n g s C o u n t y, N Y 11237. 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, Benjamin Allen, b.allen@trileaf.com, phone: 678-6538673, 1395 South Marietta Park way, Building 400, Suite 209, Mariet ta, GA 30067.

Public Notice FAMILY COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF KINGS --------------------------------------------------------x In the Matter of the Application of NOTICE OF THE NEW YORK FOUNDLING INQUEST For the Guardianship and Custody of Docket Number: B-15725/21 ZAMIR RAHLIQ FELDER a.k.a. ZAMIR FELDER A Dependent Child Under the Age of 18 Years, Pursuant to the Provisions of Section 384-b of the Social Services Law of the State of New York. --------------------------------------------------------x To: Xzaxha Mikequana Felder a.k.a. Xzaxha Donaldson PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that the above proceeding is scheduled for inquest at the Kings County Family Court, 330 Jay Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201, in front of the Hon. Michael Milsap, Part. 4, on October 4, 2022 at 2:30 p.m. in the forenoon of said day. Your failure to appear on the above date shall constitute a denial of your interest in the child and in opposing the petition which may result, without further notice to you, in the court proceeding in your absence, granting the petition, terminating your parental rights and the transfer or commitment of the child’s care, custody or guardianship to the Petitioner and the Commissioner of the Administration for Children's Services or in the child’s adoption in this or any subsequent proceeding in which such care, custody or guardianship or adoption of the above-named child may be at issue. Dated: New York, New York August 4, 2022 Yours, etc., ROSIN STEINHAGEN MENDEL, PLLC Attorneys for Petitioner 228 East 45 th Street, Suite 900 New York, New York,10017 Telephone: (212) 972-5430

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Section 106 Public Notice T-Mobile Northeast, LLC proposes to collocate antennas on a 63.3 foot tall building at 1618 Jef ferson Avenue, Queens, Queens County, NY 11385. Interested parties with comments regarding potential e f fe c t s on His toric Properties may contact T-Mobile c/o Julia Klima at Dynamic Environmental Associates, Inc., 3850 Lake Street, Suite C, Macon, GA 31204, 8779 6 8 - 4 7 8 7, S e c1 0 6 @ DynamicEnvironmental. com within 30 days from the date of this publication. Re: 22205006

Section 106 Public Notice T-Mobile Northeast, LLC proposes to collocate antennas on a 63.3 foot tall building at 1618 Jef ferson Avenue, Queens, Queens County, NY 11385. Interested parties with comments regarding potential e f fe c t s on His toric Properties may contact T-Mobile c/o Julia Klima at Dynamic Environmental Associates, Inc., 3850 Lake Street, Suite C, Macon, GA 31204, 8779 6 8 - 4 7 8 7, S e c1 0 6 @ DynamicEnvironmental. com within 30 days from the date of this publication. Re: 22205006

Public Notice FAMILY COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK CITY OF NEW YORK: COUNTY OF KINGS --------------------------------------------------------X In the Matter of Commitment of Guardianship and Custody of Docket No.: B-15725/21 File No.: 18008 ZAMIR RAHLIQ FELDER also known as SUMMONS ZAMIR FELDER A Child under the Age of Eighteen Years --------------------------------------------------------X In the Name of the People of the State of New York TO: XZAXHA MIKEQUANA FELDER a.k.a. XZAXHA DONALDSON ADDRESS: Unknown A Petition having been duly filed in this Court, alleging that the above-named child in the care of THE NEW YORK FOUNDLING should be committed to the guardianship and custody of THE NEW YORK FOUNDLING; a copy of said Petition being annexed hereto: You are hereby summoned to appear before the court; 330 Jay Street, Brooklyn, New York, in front of the Hon. Michael Milsap, Part. 4, on October 4, 2022 at 2:30 p.m. to Show Cause why the Court should not enter an Order committing the guardianship and custody of said child to the petitioning agency as required by law. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that if the guardianship and custody of said child are committed to the petitioning agency, THE NEW YORK FOUNDLING, said child may be adopted with consent of the petitioning agency without your consent or further notice to you. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that you have the right to be represented by a lawyer, and, if the Court finds that you are unable to pay for a lawyer, you have the right to have a lawyer assigned by the Court. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that upon failure of the person summoned to appear, all of his or her parental rights to the child may be terminated, and PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that his or her failure to appear shall constitute a denial of his or her interest in the child which denial may result, without further notice, in the transfer or commitment of the child’s care, custody or guardianship or in the child’s adoption in this or any subsequent proceeding in which such care, custody or guardianship or adoption be at issue. Dated: Brooklyn, New York August 4, 2022 By Order of the Court /s/ Clerk of the Family Court

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LOSERS THE BEST OF THE REST MARY SULLIVAN

The president of the Civil Service Employees Association celebrated a significant victory for her 52,000 members when the union reached a deal with Hochul on a new contract. The union was granted incremental raises over the next five years, along with onetime bonuses.

RUSS MAXWELL

In what’s being called a classic case of Albany pay-to-play, Russ Maxwell’s Medical Answering Services company was awarded Medicaid transportation contracts worth upward of $400 million – at the same time he and his wife poured more than $230,000 into then-Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s campaign.

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CARL PALADINO The call is coming from inside the party. Republican congressional candidate Carl Paladino has reportedly been making “threatening” and “disturbing” phone calls to local Republican town chairs who have supported his opponent, state GOP Chair Nick Langworthy, in the heated primary for the 23rd Congressional District. The former gubernatorial candidate may have more in common with Cuomo than we thought. THE REST OF THE WORST CAROLYN MALONEY

Rep. Carolyn Maloney apparently hasn’t learned the basic lesson not to disparage the most high-profile elected official in one’s own party. Maloney said President Joe Biden was unlikely to run for reelection in 2024, then doubled down on the belief while apologizing for the gaffe in an interview days later.

YDANIS RODRIGUEZ

One boat an hour to Staten Island? That’s bad. Ferry, ferry bad. Whether it was a spike in COVID-19 cases or a work slowdown, it’s New York City Transportation Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez’s problem now.

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DEBORAH GLICK & ANDREW GOUNARDES Speeding cars and reckless drivers beware: New York City’s 2,000 speed cameras in school zones are officially monitoring roads 24/7. Assembly Member Deborah Glick and state Sen. Andrew Gounardes fought hard in Albany to expand the cameras’ limited weekday operating hours. Although what ultimately passed the state Legislature was a watered down version of the original.

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There’s no better place to receive iffy news than while on a private flight: You’ve got a great view, time to reflect and the ego boost of flying private. So we hope Gov. Kathy Hochul was on one of her many expensive flights around New York when she read the recent Siena College poll that showed her with only a 14 percentage point lead over Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin in the race for governor. Fortunately for Hochul, Zeldin’s stance on abortion doesn’t seem like it’ll lift him off the runway.

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