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JON LENTZ Editor-in-chief

In his State of the State address, Gov. Andrew Cuomo took credit for creating more jobs than any New York governor in decades. But in a slideshow accompanying his speech, he omitted his father, the late Gov. Mario Cuomo, from a chart tallying the job growth under past governors. “If I ever compared myself to my father and said I had a better set of numbers, I could never go home again,” he quipped. “It would be that simple. You don’t know my mother. It would be no meatballs for Andrew.” For most of us, the meatballs don’t matter – and the Cuomo comparisons are too intriguing to overlook. The obvious analogy involves the presidential ambitions of both father and son. The younger Cuomo’s speech, while effective at getting his message across, was a reminder that the elder Cuomo was the better orator. But it allowed Andrew Cuomo to highlight his accomplishments, which arguably exceed his father’s record already. If Andrew Cuomo does run for president in 2020, his stump speech may leave voters similarly uninspired. Will his record be enough to win them over?

CONTENTS CITY COUNCIL SPEAKER ... 8 After months of speculation, Corey Johnson gets the gig

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ... 28

Meet the CSR Responsible 100

EDUCATION ... 26 How Cuomo’s 2018 agenda will affect New York’s schools WINNERS & LOSERS ... 34 Who was up and who was down last week

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Cuomo is casting himself as the anti-Trump, Aaron Short writes ... 6

STATE OF THE STATE Cuomo barely mentioned Albany’s biggest problem

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WELCOME TO ALBANY The best places to eat, drink and stay in the capital ... 16


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Latest Although it had already been decided by county leaders, New York City Councilman Corey Johnson officially became the new speaker in a nearly unanimous vote. The only person not to vote for him was City Councilwoman Inez Barron, who voted for herself. Many council members gave short, heartfelt speeches of support. (Ritchie Torres brought Johnson’s mother to tears.) And Johnson told reporters he would not be afraid to challenge the mayor.

RETURN OF THE MEGA-PODIUM Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave his eighth State of the State address this week. He laid out his 2018 agenda, promised to fight Washington and got rare praise from his rival, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. Cuomo decided to keep it to just the one speech after taking his show on the road last year for a total of six addresses across the state. He also brought back the enormous lectern he used in 2016, dubbed “Podiumasaurus” by one member of the press. State Democrats liked the speech, state Republicans thought it had too much of a national focus, but perhaps the biggest takeaway was that Cuomo has the stamina to give a 92-minute speech.

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C&S: What stood out in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address? SG: This is clearly the speech of somebody who’s entering his re-election year. He spent the first half or third of the speech talking about the last seven years and his list of accomplishments – the list of accomplishments he’s going to be talking about the next 10 months between now and Election Day. And then he went and talked about a very ambitious agenda moving forward in 2018. How much of that when we hit June and we look back on the 2018 legislative session, how much of that will have actually happened? Governors often come forward with very bold, comprehensive plans for what they want to accomplish, but generally speaking, most of that agenda doesn’t occur. C&S: What’s next? SG: The real key is going to be looking at the governor’s proposed executive budget. Where does

DE BLASIO FEELS THE BERN On a blustery New Year’s Day, de Blasio was sworn into office for his second term by progressive icon U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders. Much to the pleasure of the freezing crowd, de Blasio delivered a short, if somewhat dull, speech. He promised to keep fighting for his progressive agenda in what some saw as another attempt to elevate himself onto the national stage. Having Sanders there, as opposed to the Clintons four years ago, certainly conveyed that message.

he put the money? Because all of these priorities are nice, and all of them sound good to probably a majority of New Yorkers, but the real test is going to be where is he putting the money. How is he going to address the health care cuts from Washington in New York’s health care budget, and we spend more on health care than any other section of the budget. It’s also an election year for the 213 state legislators – they have priorities in terms of their re-election efforts. So where is the money going to be? I’m guessing we’re not going to see cuts in education, nobody wants to do that, particularly in an election year, but he’s got a $4 billion, $6 billion, $8 billion budget gap to close. So the real key is going to be how does he address these issues in the budget, and what are the items he talked about that aren’t budget-related that he can maybe move forward on if he can gain consensus in the Legislature.

“And he said, ‘JESUS , MARY and JOSEPH, I thought you were going to tell me YOU were a REPUBLICAN!’”

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The unofficial guide to New York political slang rab•bi /ˈ ræˌbaɪ/ n. 1 Used as reference to a political mentor; archaic Room 9 /ˈ rum naɪn/ n. 1 Term used to refer to the press corps at New York City Hall Row C /ˈ roʊ si/ n. 1 The third row on an election ballot that is determined by the number of votes a party gets in the gubernatorial election, with the Working Families Party, Independence Party and Conservative Party most often vying for the spot school runs /ˈskul rʌnz/ n. 1 The budget printouts that outline state funding for all school districts, often one of the last items given to lawmakers before they vote Sec•ond Floor /ˈsɛkənd flɔr/ n. 1 The governor’s inner circle, named after the second floor of the state Capitol where the administration’s offices are located stat•ed meet•ing /ˈsteɪtəd ˈ mitɪŋ/ n. 1 The semi-monthly meeting of the full New York City Council at City Hall in the Council Chambers SUNY /ˈsü-nē/ n. [ formal] 1 Acronym for SECOND FLOOR the State University of New York three i’s /ˈthrē-īs/ n. 1 The three countries a New York candidate running for office needs to visit: Israel, Ireland and Italy; archaic Taj Mc•Call /ˈtäj ˈ mak-ȯl/ n. [ formal] 1 A nickname for the state comptroller’s office in Albany, stemming from its first inhabitant, H. Carl McCall Tamm•an•y /ˈtæməni/ adj. 1 Relating to a group exercising or seeking local political control through methods associated with corruption or a political machine; from: Tammany Hall t tri•ple-p /ˈti ˈtrɪpəl-pi/ n. 1 An abbreviation for titles, power, pork and patronage W•F•P /ˈ dʌbəlju-ɛf-pi/ n. [ formal] 1 An acronym for the Working Families Party Wil•son Pa•ku•la /ˈwɪlsən pəˈ kulə/ n. [ formal] 1 The authorization given by party leaders to a person registered with one party to also run on another party line; see: TAMMANY HALL fusion voting

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THE ANTI-TRUMP

Casting himself as the presidential alternative, Cuomo’s speech was as much for Des Moines as New York By AARON SHORT

GOV. ANDREW CUOMO didn’t mention President Donald Trump by name until the final minute of his State of the State address, but it was a shot that was hard to miss. A photo of the empty Oval Office with an American flag flashed on the screen next to the governor as he spoke. “Out of many, one,” Cuomo said in his remarks. “Those words are on the flag that is hung in the Oval Office every day, right behind Trump’s desk. To find a way forward, the president only needs to turn around.” Cuomo was calling on the president and Congress to embrace unity. But Cuomo, like Trump in Washington, is spoiling for a fight. And his underlying message, like Trump’s on the campaign trail, is “I alone can fix it.” Throughout his speech, which seemed equally designed to appeal to a Democratic presidential caucusgoer in Des Moines, Iowa, as much as the average voter in Elmira, Cuomo subtweeted Trump. Cuomo excoriated the Trump administration’s major legislative achievement thus far – a tax reform law that he said will adversely impact New York by limiting deductions for state and local taxpayers, and promised to sue the federal government to block it. He inveighed against “division” and variations on that word 11 times, and he promised to stand firm against sexism and religious or racial discrimination. Cuomo didn’t have to mention Trump for everyone to know who he was talking about. And the governor clearly intended to portray himself as an avatar of New York’s diversity and tolerance – he used the word “progressive” 10 times in the speech and also in its title – that stands in opposition to Trump’s politics. Cuomo’s eighth State of the State address also had the usual nods to the state’s local regions and key constituencies, of course. The Southern Tier’s industrial hemp industry was promised support. The National Comedy Center in Jamestown got a shoutout. Lyme disease is getting a control plan. Brooklyn’s Red Hook might get a subway line. Cuomo cheered the playoff-starved Buffalo Bills – a team Trump nearly bought in 2014 – within the first few minutes of his speech. In the middle, he praised the New York Islanders and its owners who reached a deal with the state to build a new rink at Belmont Park. And near the end of his 90-minute stemwinder, as heads sagged in the audience, Cuomo recognized the New

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York Mets, whose delegation included Chief Operating Officer Jeff Wilpon, General Manager Sandy Alderson and an infielder who wasn’t David Wright. But the president hovered like a malevolent specter. Cuomo chided Congress and the White House for “robbing the blue states to pay for the red states,” which could cause residents to flee New York and discourage businesses from coming here. “It is crass, ugly, divisive and partisan,” Cuomo thundered. “It is an economic civil war.” He noted the rise in anti-Semitism, religious animosity and attacks based on race in the past year, and he chastised Trump for “governing by dividing” and “always pitting one group against the other.” Cuomo seemed to be using Trump as a foil for both his re-election this year and a possible run for president in 2020. Unlike Trump, whose sole legislative achievement last year was overhauling taxes, Cuomo touted a bevy of accomplishments, including raising the minimum wage, establishing paid family leave and passing seven “timely” budgets with bipartisan support. And while Trump has talked about rebuilding infrastructure without actually doing so thus far, Cuomo emphasized his tangible construction projects and ticked off a drumbeat of billion-dollar investments – redeveloping airports and train stations, building new hospitals and erecting new bridges. Washington’s swamps seep with partisan squabbling and foaming hatred, said Cuomo, but he knows how to get state lawmakers to work together in Albany’s hills. “They understand that government is about doing good things for people, and moving the state forward,” Cuomo said. “And they have the professionalism to remember that we may be Democrats, we may be Republicans, but we are New Yorkers first and that’s how we act. We find common ground and we move forward.” The message was clear – Cuomo knows how to build things, pass laws and bring people together instead of tearing them apart. And Cuomo would protect New Yorkers from a bullying federal government that seeks to increase their tax burden while dismantling their rights. While Trump’s Justice Department encourages prosecutors to pursue harsher sentences for criminals, Cuomo would waive cash bail for minor crimes. While the Environmental Protection Agency unwinds regulations for polluting businesses, Cuomo would compel

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CUOMO DIDN’T HAVE TO MENTION TRUMP FOR EVERYONE TO KNOW WHO HE WAS TALKING ABOUT. General Electric Co. to keep cleaning up the Hudson River. While the U.S. Supreme Court could dismantle public sector labor unions, Cuomo vowed to protect the state’s unionized workers and their rights to organize. While the U.S. Department of Transportation refuses to pay for a new rail tunnel connecting New York and New Jersey, Cuomo is ensuring the state invests in new rail lines in Long Island, renovates New York Penn Station and fixes the New York City subway system.

And when the president’s Twitter tirades grip a tired and anxious nation, Cuomo will reassure the state’s residents to remain calm. “Anxiety is at a fever pitch,” he said. “You feel it up around your neck. And now there’s a negative synergy, a sense that we are out of control, and that breeds a fear, and that fear breeds an anger, and that anger breeds a division, and that division makes us smaller and weaker.” It’s going to be okay, Cuomo says. Cuomo is in control.


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One by one, the New York City Council members named Corey Johnson speaker By JEFF COLTIN


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COREY JOHNSON was the name on everyone’s lips as the 35-year-old Democrat from the West Side of Manhattan officially became the speaker of the New York City Council. Johnson’s ascension to the powerful position has seemed inevitable since Dec. 20, when most of his challengers conceded and announced their support for his candidacy. But Wednesday’s City Council meeting was no simple affair with a majority of “ayes” electing Johnson. Instead, each City Council member, alphabetically and one by one, had to voice their vote: “Corey Johnson.” Many simply said his name. But other council members used the opportunity to say something more, praising Johnson for his hard work, thanking him for his friendship or noting his idiosyncrasies. “Today is a day of celebration!” said Brooklyn City Councilman Mark Treyger, seconding the nomination of his friend, Johnson. “Everyone who knows Corey knows that he is hardworking, intelligent and unbelievably driven,” he said. Newly elected Bronx City Councilman Rubén Díaz Sr. praised Johnson for his “human sensitivity,” noting that the new speaker visited him in the hospital despite their political differences. And Queens City Councilman Barry Grodenchik recounted getting to know Johnson on a 2017 trip to Israel. “I learned that day that the most dangerous place in New York City is between Corey Johnson and a pomegranate juice vendor,” Grodenchik said. “He likes to drink juice.” Johnson, in his acceptance speech, tried to fill up the Council Chambers with names other than his. He thanked many in attendance, including his mother, former New York City Mayor David Dinkins and his political mentor, former state Sen. Tom Duane. Johnson also acknowledged Rep. Joe Crowley, who held immense sway over the speaker’s race, and New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council President Peter Ward, who has a close relationship with Johnson and supported his candidacy from the beginning. Closing his speech, Johnson said the first names of each of the 50 other members of the council, from Adrienne (Adams) to Ydanis (Rodriguez), thanking them for their support and promising to always have their back. Only one City Council member present did not say Johnson’s name. Brooklyn City Councilwoman Inez Barron, who is black, voted for herself, in part protesting the lack of black politicians in leadership positions in New York.

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NEW YORK CITY COUNCILMAN COREY JOHNSON WON THE SPEAKERSHIP BY A VOTE OF 48-1. TWO MEMBERS WEREN’T PRESENT, AND CITY COUNCILWOMAN INEZ BARRON VOTED FOR HERSELF.

Johnson won by a vote of 48-1, with two members not voting. City Councilman Jumaane Williams, who also expressed concerns about the racial politics at play, did not attend the council meeting, and instead went to Albany for Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address. Staten Island City Councilwoman Debi Rose was out of country on vacation, according to council spokeswoman Robin Levine, but Rose shared her support for Johnson over Twitter. Johnson is white, and is the fourth white speaker of the five people to hold the position. But his supporters worked to draw attention to other aspects of Johnson’s identity, including his friend, Brooklyn City Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo, who officially nominated him for the position. Johnson is a substance abuse survivor who comes from a single-parent household and never went to college. He is gay and HIV-positive. “While many will say (these are reasons) that he shouldn’t be a

leader, in my estimation those are exactly the reasons why he should be a leader,” Cumbo said. “Because he has overcome things that many of us would have had our whole world rocked by.” While former City Council Speaker Christine Quinn was an out lesbian, Johnson is the first gay man to hold the position since it was created in 1990. He is also the first openly HIV-positive person to be speaker, which helped make it “a historic day for those of us in the LGBT community,” according to the openly gay Queens City Councilman Daniel Dromm. Johnson spoke to that history in his speech, recalling that, “in this very room,” the New York City Council passed legislation in 1986 outlawing discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. “Opponents said that the bill would lead to societal acceptance of the LGBT community,” Johnson said. “And guess what: They were right!”


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STATE LAWMAKERS and officers stood and cheered for bail reform, they roared approval for suing the federal government over “double taxation” and they hurrahed just about any mention of pro-union initiatives. But a brief mention of ethics and voting reform garnered only tepid applause from the state’s most powerful men and women, gathered to hear Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address on Wednesday. And good government groups weren’t thrilled, either. “We weren’t super impressed with what he said today,” said Jennifer Wilson, program and policy director for the League of Women Voters of New York State, noting that the governor made only passing mention of ethics and campaign finance reforms, and made no mention of government contracting reform being championed by a coalition of good government groups. Despite a raft of politically tricky initiatives pushed through by the governor, Wilson and other reform advocates note, year after year, these critical reforms are left on the cutting room floor. “For some reason, voting and ethics (reform) is just left in the lurch and never gets taken seriously,” Wilson said. The governor, meanwhile, proudly touted his record on the issue in his speech. “I know the Legislature feels we have done much on ethics reform, and they are right,” Cuomo said. “But we must do more anyway.” Good government groups balked at the idea that Albany had made such progress. In the governor’s 90-minute speech, just over one minute was spent rehashing ethics and campaign finance proposals and another minute was devoted to a proposal about reporting requirements for political ads on social media. A lackluster devotion to voting and ethics reform is the most persistent hurdle to solving endemic corruption in the state capital, reform advocates said. Regardless, it’s an issue that will be paraded across the front pages of the state’s newspapers. This year, New Yorkers will witness five corruption trials, two involving officials linked to the governor and two retrials – former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver in April and former state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos in June – implicating the capital’s most senior legislative offices. Another, Steve Pigeon, is an Albany insider accused of bribery, conspiracy and wire fraud in connection with elections in Western New York. Could these high-profile trials spur

legislators to act? Reform advocates argue that corruption will be at the forefront of the public consciousness this year, with the potential to drive reform. In the State of the State policy book released on Wednesday, Cuomo outlined an ethics and voting reform agenda nearly identical to last year’s, with the addition of an election cybersecurity and reporting requirement for online political advertising. Under the title “Advancing the Democracy Agenda,” the governor’s 14 proposals lay out a familiar suite of reforms, including ethics proposals that “close the LLC loophole” in campaign fundraising, procurement reform that would more

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closely monitor how state contracts are awarded and voting reforms like same-day voter registration and early voting. Advocates had anticipated more of the same, but were disappointed with the lack of attention and detail. While the governor piled 13 ethics and voting reform initiatives into last year’s State of the State book, not one became a reality, at least as not as envisioned, and many subsequently reappeared on this year’s agenda in an updated list of 14. “Increasingly, it’s a black mark on his tenure, not on the culture of Albany,” said Blair Horner, executive director of the New York Public Interest Research Group. “He inherited a system that he failed to fix.”

“INCREASINGLY, IT’S A BLACK MARK ON HIS TENURE, NOT ON THE CULTURE OF ALBANY.” — BLAIR HORNER, NEW YORK PUBLIC INTEREST RESEARCH GROUP EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR


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“I THINK THE TRIALS WILL PUT PRESSURE ON THE GOVERNOR TO ACT. I DO THINK THAT THE LEGISLATURE WILL BE EMBOLDENED.” — ALEX CAMARDA, REINVENT ALBANY SENIOR POLICY CONSULTANT

With the series of high-profile indictments for malfeasance during Cuomo’s tenure, Horner said the revelations may not mean things have gotten worse, but “certainly, whatever ails Albany’s ethics has not been remedied by this governor.” The reason, he believes, is that fighting corruption is less important to Cuomo than other initiatives he appears to more readily spend his political capital on, such as samesex marriage and a $15 minimum wage – among signature accomplishments that Cuomo highlighted by having dozens of guests attend his State of the State address who benefited from the laws. “I think if he had a magic wand, he’d do it,” Horner said of the governor’s desire

to pass comprehensive ethics reform. “But in the political triage of legislative dealmaking, I assume he figures the bang is not worth the buck.” However, others said the fact that the governor includes reform proposals in his agenda at all deserves praise. “I give him credit, genuine credit for always putting this on the table, having it in the mix,” said Alex Camarda, senior policy consultant at good government group Reinvent Albany. Governors in the not-so-distant past didn’t even bother to do that, Camarda said. “Where he’s come up short is with the delivery. I think it’s easy to look back at the last couple years and say he hasn’t delivered on these reform items, which he has not.”

Robert Freeman, executive director for the New York Department of State’s Committee on Open Government, said the governor’s reform proposals from last year “went nowhere, to the best of my knowledge.” A bright spot in his department, however, was a last-minute bill signed by Cuomo in December to force state agencies to pay Freedom of Information Law requestors’ attorney fees if a judge finds that the government failed to provide the information with no valid justification. “It amended the law to deal with (the) situation where a government agency engages in what I’ve come to call ‘The


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Nancy Reagan Response,’ just say no,” Freeman said. “My expectation is that law will encourage agencies to be serious about complying with the Freedom of Information Law.” Brett Orzechowski, a professor at Utica College and author of a forthcoming book on the Freedom of Information Law, explained that the recently passed FOIL reform bill was vetoed in 2015 over complaints from the executive that the law needed to cover the state Legislature as well. Even when he did sign the law last month, he registered a protest in the same vein. That helps reveal, Orzechowski said, how many reforms are tangled in a morass of Albany power players’ political selfinterest, leading to unlikely bureaucratic arrangements, such as an ethics agency that is not subject to transparency laws. “(The New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics) is exempt from FOIL. That doesn’t happen,” Orzechowski said, comparing the state’s opaque accountability institution to its more transparent counterparts in other states. “Here’s a body that’s put into place to investigate corruption or serve as the underlying ethics agency in New York state and it’s not fully

in step with other measures like FOIL. Can it be? Absolutely. Is there an appetite for that? I’m not sure.” It’s not that reform is not possible in Albany, reformers said. It’s whether or not the capital’s power brokers can be persuaded to prioritize it. In other words, it’s a question of pressure. “I do think the trials will put pressure on the governor to act,” Camarda said. “I do think that the Legislature will be emboldened.” Camarda and others are advocating for a “deal database” to track all economic development contracts, and he expects to see reform in bid-rigging, a sensitive area for Cuomo. Two corruption trials involving close associates of the governor are a case study in bid-rigging. Joe Percoco, the former executive deputy secretary to the governor, is set to be tried later this month, for allegedly taking $315,000 in bribes from companies with business before the state. Former SUNY Polytechnic Institute President and CEO Alain Kaloyeros’ trial is set for June, allegedly for his involvement in a fraud and bribery scheme in connection with

the governor’s Buffalo Billion economic development initiative. Todd Howe, a lobbyist with ties to Cuomo and his father, helped arrange the deals and is the government’s star witness. Despite optimism that the trials may spur reluctant leaders to back reforms, several reformers were skeptical that the political force required to produce change will originate from the governor’s office. “There are possibilities (for reform) but it’s going to hinge on external forces not internal forces,” said Horner, citing possible pressure on incumbents from reform-minded challengers in this year’s state Senate and Assembly elections. “When you have so many cases going on at the same time, anything is possible. I think voter anger coupled with something high-profile … there’s too much happening for it not to have an effect on the system.” The governor’s rhetoric suggests he believes he can follow through. “Don’t tell me we can’t do it,” Cuomo said of his broader State of the State agenda in the closing moments of his speech. “There’s nothing we’ve put our mind to that we can’t accomplish.”

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4 BIG TAKEAWAYS FROM CUOMO’S ADDRESS Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivered his eighth State of the State address on Wednesday, giving a 90-minute speech that showcased his agenda as he seeks his third term as governor this year. Below are the key takeaways from Cuomo’s address. BY GRACE SEGERS

TAKING THE FIGHT TO WASHINGTON

SKIRTING CONGESTION PRICING – FOR NOW Transportation, especially New York City’s increasingly unreliable subway system and worsening traffic, has recently been a major source of public discontent. But Cuomo largely avoided those thorny issues

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The recently passed federal tax overhaul was a focal point of Cuomo’s address. The governor referred to the tax plan as an “arrow to the economic heart” of New York, largely due to the provision that will place a $10,000 cap on the state and local tax deduction for property and income taxes. This measure, Cuomo said, is especially damaging to high-tax, progressive states like New York. The governor announced a threepronged approach to combat its effects. First, Cuomo said that New York will challenge the law in court, calling the unprecedented federal taxation of state and local taxes unconstitutional. He said New York would also become the epicenter of “repeal and replace” efforts, leading the resistance to the bill. Finally, Cuomo said the state was developing a plan to reduce its reliance on income taxes by adopting a payroll tax system. Warning that residents might leave New York because of their increased federal tax bills, Cuomo said, “If we do not fix this problem, it is a question of New York’s viability long term.” by focusing on smaller transportation projects, such as additional security for the state’s transit hubs and introducing cashless tolling on the New York State Thruway. Cuomo barely touched the contentious issue of congestion pricing, or the idea of adding charges to enter the most crowded areas of Manhattan. Congestion pricing has been proposed as a method to fund

the beleaguered MTA, which released an $836 million plan to fix the city’s subway system. “We also need long-term funding that is fair to all and also addresses the growing traffic and population problems,” Cuomo said, adding that the Fix New York City panel will produce a congestion pricing report soon.


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“In the meantime, cheap political slogans are just that, cheap political slogans. It’s not a real policy,” he added, perhaps taking a shot at de Blasio, who has disparaged congestion pricing and wants to fund the MTA through a tax on millionaires.

PUSHING CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM Cuomo heavily emphasized criminal justice reform in his State of the State address. He proposed that a person should only be held in jail if a judge finds a significant flight risk or threat to public safety, and otherwise should be released. He also discussed speedy trial reform, which could be addressed in the budget. The most emotional moment came when Cuomo called out a surprise guest – Akeem Browder, a challenger to de Blasio in the 2017 New York City mayoral race. With his voice occasionally breaking, Cuomo told the story of Browder’s brother, Kalief, who was held in Rikers Island for three years on suspicion of stealing a backpack, and killed himself because of this trau-

matic experience. Cuomo said that Kalief Browder “did not die in vain,” because Browder’s tragic death inspired his bail reform proposal and measures to improve conditions in jails. Cuomo added he would direct the state correction commission to develop legally binding corrective plans or closure orders on jails with poor conditions, telling Browder that the state would “make it right.”

philosophical. Referring to his 60th birthday last month, Cuomo said that he was reflecting on his values and his fear that “division is spreading among our people.” He said the federal government was spurring further divisions in the country, but that “inclusion is the operating principle” of New York. “This is not a new principle, it is not a Democratic or Republican idea, nor is it even uniquely New York,” he said.

POSITIONING AS A 2020 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE Cuomo’s speech seemed intended to prove his progressive credentials, from making “advancing the women’s agenda” the first topic of his address – an effort to perhaps capitalize on the #MeToo movement – to his numerous proposals to protect the environment. This could help him ward off a potential gubernatorial primary challenger and improve his standing among Democratic presidential primary voters for 2020. Near the end of his address, Cuomo waxed

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January, and downtown Albany is once again flooded with lawmakers, advocates and other politicos for the start of the 2018 legislative session. Insiders and traveling legislators and staffers occasionally complain about Albany – though the grousing may be more about being dragged to the capital for work instead of anything about the city itself. Indeed, there are many attractions in Albany, even if some are still under the radar. From top-notch restaurants and hotels to newer bar scenes, many lawmakers and lobbyists have their favorite spots in Albany where they cut deals and talk politics. And for those who want to see historical and cultural sites (admittedly a lot have to do with New York state political history), there’s more than the state Capitol and Empire State Plaza. With that in mind, we decided to give visitors a handy guide to the state capital. Just like any other profession, the more time spent “outside the office,” the better! Local businesses are attuned to the legislative session and are anxious and willing to provide entertainment or services for those visiting the city. We also feature convenient options for basic services, such as the dry cleaners located in the concourse under the Empire State Plaza that has saved more than one lawmaker during crunch time. And don’t worry – many of the featured destinations are close to the state Capitol, so no one will have to brave the Albany cold for very long to get there. Plus, the city finally has ride-hailing services.

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BREAKFAST Albany politicos highly recommend Fresh Greens at the Park for the best breakfast food in Albany. Only a couple minutes’ walk from the state Capitol, the deli also delivers. The deli offers breakfast sandwiches – and prospective customers can choose from such options as the “Senator Slamwich” and “The Assemblyman.” It also offers “The Governor” and “State of the Union” to give props to the Second Floor folks. Several lawmakers also recommend the deli for lunch as well. The deli offers a variety of sandwiches, soups and salads. Among the honorable mentions are the Iron Gate Cafe, known for its tasty brunches, Cafe Madison and the Gateway Diner.

Fresh Greens at the Park

CAFE MADISON

90 S. Swan St., 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Mon.Fri.

Cafe Madison

1108 Madison Ave., 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Mon.-Thurs.; 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Fri.-Sun.

Gateway Diner

899 Central Ave., 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Sun.Thurs.; 7 a.m.-1 a.m., Fri.-Sat.


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LU NCH Iron Gate Cafe on Washington Avenue was one of the most recommended spots for lunch. The cafe offers both indoor and outdoor seating for the warmer days and has a well-decorated patio. A rustic iron gate separates it from the sidewalk and gives the cafe its name. Iron Gate offers the usual soups, salads and sandwiches while also offering hot dishes from the grill as well, such as the Cajun shrimp wrap. The restaurant also offers a few vegan options. Given the craziness of the legislative session, many politicos visit the food trucks just outside the state Capitol. Also mentioned besides Fresh Greens on the Park was the Albany Pump Station. However, if there’s a slow day, one assemblyman recommended Sandwiches To Go.

Iron Gate Cafe

182 Washington Ave., 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Albany Pump Station

19 Quackenbush Square 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Mon.-Thurs.; 11:30 a.m.11 p.m., Fri.-Sat.; 12 p.m.-8 p.m., Sun.

Sandwiches To Go

37 Maiden Lane 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

“My Favorite Choice for Lunch is Sandwiches To Go on Maiden Lane. They have been serving Albany Lunch since 1980 and provide outstanding Food and Service.” — ASSEMBLYMAN STEVE OTIS

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Unlike for breakfast and lunch, no one restaurant stood out as the best spot for dinner. Albany politicos recommended New World Bistro Bar, Milano Restaurant, Black & Blue, Bongiorno’s Italian Restaurant and Amo La Bella New York. Both Bongiorno’s and Amo La Bella offer an old-world feel to their Italian dining. For those looking for drinks along with dinner, the New World Bistro Bar offers regional beers – partly due to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s push to loosen the state’s antiquated liquor laws to promote breweries, cideries and wineries.

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New World Bistro Bar

300 Delaware Ave., 4 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Mon.-Thurs.; 4-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; 11 a.m.9:30 p.m., Sun.

Black & Blue

1470 Western Ave., 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Mon.-Thurs.; 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m., Fri.; 4 p.m.-11 p.m., Sat.; 4 p.m.-9 p.m., Sun.

Bongiorno’s Italian Restaurant

23 Dove St., 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 5 p.m.-9 p.m., Mon.-Thurs.; 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 5-10 p.m., Fri.; 5 p.m.-10 p.m., Sat.

Amo La Bella New York

89 Beaver St., 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Mon.Thurs.; 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 5 p.m.-9 p.m., Fri.; 5 p.m.-9 p.m., Sat.

Milano Restaurant

594 New Loudon Road, Latham 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 5 p.m.-10 p.m., Mon.-Thurs.; 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 5 p.m.10:30 p.m., Fri.; 12 p.m.-3 p.m., 5 p.m.10:30 p.m., Sat.; 4:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Sun.

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HOT E L Lawmakers recommended the Renaissance Albany Hotel to stay in Albany. The hotel only opened in 2015 and was part of Albany’s downtown revitalization proposal – an effort spearheaded by the Cuomo administration. Originally, the building was the historic DeWitt Clinton Hotel before it underwent its $48.5 million renovation. Other nearby options include Hampton Inn & Suites Albany-Downtown and the Hilton Albany, although a labor dispute involving Hilton Albany workers has spurred some state lawmakers to join a boycott and find lodging elsewhere.

Renaissance Albany Hotel

144 State St.

Hilton Albany 40 Lodge St.

Hampton Inn & Suites Albany-Downtown 25 Chapel St.

BEST BA R / N I G H TLIFE Since its opening inside the Renaissance Albany Hotel, the Wellington’s bar scene routinely features lawmakers, lobbyists, reporters and other politicos. It is conveniently located across the street from the state Capitol. Many respondents named the Renaissance as their favorite hotel to

stay at and its bar is equally convenient for visitors. Wellington’s also offers dinner made from locally grown ingredients. Some other hot spots include Savoy Taproom and Speakeasy 518. The Speakeasy is a unique Albany experience, featuring live music and one rule that Albany politicos may love or hate – no cellphones allowed! The Speakeasy is located below The City Beer Hall, another favorite where anyone looking to walk upstairs can challenge state Sen. Phil Boyle during City Beer Hall’s trivia night!

Wellington’s

144 State St., 6:30 a.m.-12 a.m., Mon.Sat.; 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Sun.

Savoy Taproom

301 Lark St., 2 p.m.-2 a.m., Mon.-Thurs.; 2 p.m.-3 a.m., Fri.-Sat.; 10 a.m.-2 a.m., Sun.

Speakeasy 518

42 Howard St., 7 p.m.-12 a.m., Mon.-Wed.; 7 p.m.-1 a.m., Thurs.; 7 p.m.-2 a.m., Fri.-Sat.

The City Beer Hall

42 Howard St., 11 a.m.-12 a.m., Mon.Wed.; 11 a.m.-1 a.m., Thurs.; 11 a.m.-2 a.m., Fri.-Sat.; 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun.


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C U LT U R A L AT T R AC T I O N S Those involved in Albany politics frequently talk about the “bubble” for those who work within the Albany political world and pay close attention to the goings-on in the state – maybe to an obsessive degree. Instead of recommending a break, many Albany political nerds named the state Capitol and New York State Museum as the best cultural attractions in Albany. The New York State Museum is located on the opposite end of the Empire State Plaza from the Capitol, and during the winter months prospective visitors could stop on the way and go ice skating on the plaza. Those looking for an attraction that doesn’t have to do with New York state can catch the newest blockbuster or art house film at the Spectrum 8 Theatres.

New York State Museum 222 Madison Ave., 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Tues.-Sun.

Spectrum 8 Theatres

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While few respondents recommended a dry cleaners, SaveMor Dry Cleaners & Launderers opened in 2014 in the concourse under Empire State Plaza. Besides being extremely convenient for state Capitol visitors and workers, it also can be a lifesaver.

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WHAT CUOMO’S AGENDA MEANS FOR NEW YORK’S SCHOOLS By PATRICK WALL and MONICA DISARE for Chalkbeat New York GOV. ANDREW CUOMO scarcely mentioned education in his State of the State address – a marked contrast to previous years when his splashy or controversial education plans made headlines. In his more than 90-minute speech, Cuomo devoted just a few minutes to education, during which he mainly proposed expanding existing initiatives involving college scholarships, prekindergarten and after-school programs. Unlike in the past when he promoted tougher teacher evaluations, the Democratic governor’s latest education agenda is generally in line with policies favored by progressive voters and teachers unions – factors that may help him as he runs for a third term as governor this fall and mulls a presidential run in 2020.

Two new education plans he’s pushing this year – increased access to school meals and protections for student loan borrowers – had been previewed by his office ahead of the speech. While he vowed to maintain a “historic investment” in the state’s schools, he also acknowledged that New York faces “a federal and economic challenge never experienced before” – including a projected $4.4 billion state budget deficit, a federal tax overhaul that targets high-tax states like New York and possible federal funding cuts. With an eye toward Washington, Cuomo promised to challenge the new tax law in court. And in his call to continue investing heavily in education – New York spends more per student than any other state in the nation – he also

suggested that poorer districts should get a larger share of that money, which advocates have long sought. “We must address education funding inequities and dedicate more of our state’s school aid to poorer districts,” Cuomo said. “Trickle-down economics doesn’t work, nor does trickle-down education funding.” Cuomo will follow up on his speech, which came with a 374-page policy book, with a spending plan that is due by Jan. 12. He then must negotiate a final budget with state lawmakers, some of whom have already expressed concerns about raising taxes or increasing spending. “Spending restraint should be a top priority,” said state Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan, a Republican, in a statement last Tuesday.


Here are the main education items in the governor’s proposal: Fight student hunger Cuomo put forward an anti-hunger plan to make sure students are well-fed and ready to learn. The plan would ban “lunch shaming,” where some schools single out students who cannot pay for lunch, and would require schools where 70 percent of students are eligible for free or reduced price lunches to provide breakfast during the school day. It also encourages the use of locally grown produce in school meals and would require all public colleges and universities to have food pantries or an arrangement with outside food banks. Last year, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a plan to provide free lunch to all public school students regardless of family income. The city also offers free breakfast for all elementary school students. Help students pay for college Cuomo announced several new protections for student loan borrowers. The proposal would put new restrictions on student loan providers, forbid the suspension of

professional licenses for those who default on their loans and provide students with more information about paying for school each year. The proposal comes after Cuomo scored a legislative victory last year with passage of the Excelsior Scholarship, a plan to provide free tuition for middle- and low-income families at SUNY and CUNY schools. In the program’s second year, students from a wider range of families will be eligible for the scholarship, which Cuomo said will cost $118 million. Train teachers in computer science A new $6 million grant program would pay for teacher training in computer science and engineering. De Blasio’s plan for every New York City student to learn the basics of computer science will require about 5,000 trained teachers, city officials have estimated. Expand existing initiatives The bulk of Cuomo’s 16 education proposals are expansions of existing efforts. Many of them – including pre-K, after-school programs and student mental health services – overlap with initiatives already underway in New York City.

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• Pre-K: $15 million to grow the state’s prekindergarten offerings, which Cuomo launched in 2013 and has expanded each year. That is close to the $20 million increase that the state Board of Regents requested for preschool seats this year. Cuomo’s plan would add pre-K seats for both 3- and 4-year-olds – which could be good news for de Blasio, who is seeking state funding for his preschool program for 3-year-olds. • After-school programs: $10 million to fund a second round of competitive grants for after-school programs in high-poverty areas, which included the Bronx last year. This round, a portion of the grants will be reserved for districts with high levels of homeless students or gang activity. • Early college high schools: $9 million to create 15 additional high schools where students can earn some college credit or an associate degree. • Master teachers: $1 million to give select teachers in high-poverty districts a stipend and extra training, which Cuomo said will draw teachers to high-need schools.

This story was originally posted on Chalkbeat New York, a nonprofit news site covering educational change in public schools.

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Notice of Qual. of TRANSIC TELECOM, LLC, Authority filed with the SSNY on 12/13/2017. Office loc: NY County. L L C formed in DE on 06/12/2003. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Anthony Rossabi 110 Riverside Drive #11C, NY, NY 10024. Address required to be maintained in DE: 251 Little Falls Drive, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert of Formation filed with DE Div. of Corps, 401 Federal St., Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. 428 SEVENTH STREET BROOKLYN LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 11/03/2017. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 16 W. 16th St., 14 S-N, NY, NY 10011. Reg Agent: Barbara Ensor, 16 W. 16th St., 14 S-N, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Notice of Qualification of 55I, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/1/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 6/28/16. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 250 W. 55th St, Fl. 15, NY, NY 10019. DE address of LLC: 1013 Centre Rd, Ste 403-B, Wilmington, DE 19805. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of EASTSIDE HOLDINGS, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/23/17. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: the Company, c/o Van Wagner Group, LLC, 800 Third Ave., NY, NY 10022. Purpose: any lawful activities. Cellco Partnership and its controlled affiliates doing business as Verizon Wireless (Verizon Wireless) proposes to collocate wireless communications antennas at two locations. Antennas will be installed on a rooftop with an overall height of 201 feet at the approx. vicinity of 541 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York County, NY 10019. Antennas will be installed on a rooftop with an overall height of 91 feet 3 inches at the approx. vicinity of 45 South Broadway, Yonkers, Westchester County, NY 10701. Public comments regarding potential effects from these sites on historic properties may be submitted within 30 days from the date of this publication to: Trileaf Corp, Natalie, n.kleikamp @trileaf.com, 10845 Olive Blvd, Suite 260, St. Louis, MO 63141, 314-997-6111.

Notice of Formation of Tony Venture LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/7/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 20 W. 47 St, Ste 205, NY, NY 10036. Purpose: any lawful activity. NOTICE OF FORMATION of North Hill Sportswear, LLC. Arts of Org filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/7/17. Office loc: NY County. SSNY designated agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to US Corp. Agents, Inc. 7014 13th Ave., #202, BK, NY 11228. Princ bus addr: 246 E. 49th St., NY, NY 10017. Purpose: any lawful act. People & Paintings Gallery, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY 11/14/17. Office loc: Richmond County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, Attn: Dmitry Iofe, 26 Star Ct., Staten Island, NY 10312. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Notice of Formation of RB Realty Capital LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/7/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 420 Lexington Ave, #2320, NY, NY 10170. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Qualification of New Mountain Net Lease Partners, L.P. (“LP”). Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/1/17. Office location: New York County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 11/1/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 787 7th Ave, Fl. 49, NY, NY 10019. DE address of LP: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. List of names and addresses of all general partners available from SSNY. Cert. of Limited Partnership filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of Telesca Feurer LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/12/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 25 Robert Pitt Dr., Ste 204, Monsey, NY 10952. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of BTWN 5th and 6th, LLC filed with SSNY on November 3, 2017. Office: New York County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 30 West 21st Street New York, NY 10010. Purpose: any lawful act or activity.

Notice of Qualification of FOX CAPITAL FUNDING LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/19/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 8/3/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 65 Broadway, Ste 804, NY, NY 10006. DE address of LLC: 1013 Centre Rd, Ste 403-B, Wilmington, DE 19805. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of formation of MATTY & COMPANY LLC. Arts of Org filed with Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/28/17. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to:C/O Lee & Miao, PLLC, 31 W. 34th St., Ste. 7067, NY, NY 10001. Purpose: any lawful act. Notice of Formation of Kessler 211 East 46th Street, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 11/22/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 211 E. 46th St, NY, NY 10017. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of 64 2nd Avenue Investors LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/08/17. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Highpoint Property Group, 20 West 22nd St., Ste. 1601, NY, NY 10010, Attn: Drew Popkin. Purpose: any lawful activities. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A LICENSE, SERIAL # 1307026 FOR LIQUOR, WINE, & BEER HAS BEEN APPLIED FOR BY THE UNDERSIGNED TO SELL LIQUOR, WINE, & BEER AT RETAIL UNDER THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LAW AT 12-53 150TH ST WHITESTONE, NY 11357. QUEENS COUNTY, FOR ON PREMISE CONSUMPTION. DOS PAISES CORPORATION Notice of Qualification of Northwestern Enterprises LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 11/13/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 7/17/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Arianna F. Faucetta, Esq., 430 Park Ave, Fl. 10, NY, NY 10022. DE address of LLC: 16192 Coastal Hwy, Lewes, DE 19958. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity.


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January 8, 2018 Notice of Formation of L & Co Holdings LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 11/27/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 105 Mulberry St, Ste 202, NY, NY 10013. Purpose: any lawful activity.

Notice of Formation of ER FUND 1 INVESTORS GROUP LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 11/13/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 125 Park Ave, Fl. 7, NY, NY 10017. Purpose: any lawful activity.

Notice of Form. of Gabby Makeup NYC LLC. Art. of Org. filed with SSNY 11-9-17. Office Location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC for service of process. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to c/o The LLC, 28 E 10th St., Apt. 9H NY, NY 10003. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity.

2776 BOULEVARD LLC Art. Of Org. Filed Sec. of State of NY 10/3/2013. Off. Loc.: New York Co. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY to mail copy of process to The LLC, c/o Moulinos & Associates LLC, 150 East 58th Street, 25th Fl., New York, NY 10022. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity.

Notice of Formation of AHIG LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 11/13/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 745 5th Ave, Fl. 5, NY, NY 10151. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is Grossman LLP, 745 5th Ave, Fl. 5, NY, NY 10151. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of SuperbiaUSA LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 11/20/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 505 W. 37th St, PHC, NY, NY 10018. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Qualification of TSTY Create LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/16/12. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 6/21/11. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 25 Robert Pitt Dr., Ste 204, Monsey, NY 10952. DE address of LLC: 1013 Centre Rd, Ste 403-B, Wilmington, DE 19805. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Qualification of Mutual Gains Domestic LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 11/30/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 7/25/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity.

CITYANDSTATENY.COM Notice of Formation of Sherrington Holdings, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/12/02. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 347 5th Ave, Ste 300, NY, NY 10016. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of SD Wallingford Property Manager LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/24/17. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: the Company, c/o Simon Baron Development LLC, 757 Third Ave., 17th Fl., NY, NY 10017, Attn: Jonathan Simon. Purpose: any lawful activities. Notice of Qualification of MUTUAL GAINS US LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/1/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 7/25/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of Noble Desktop NYC LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/7/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 25 Robert Pitt Dr., Ste 204, Monsey, NY 10952. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is Vcorp Agent Services, Inc., 25 Robert Pitt Dr., Ste 204, Monsey, NY 10952. Purpose: any lawful activity.

Notice of Qualification of NP Railcar Investments III GP LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/6/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 10/24/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 280 Park Ave, Fl. 3, NY, NY 10017. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. GALLO WARD LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 12/08/2017. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 53 Litle West 12th St., 3rd Fl, NY, NY 10014. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Notice of Qualification of LHCSA Home Health Holdings, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/19/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 3/6/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of Great Studio, LLC filed with SSNY on 11/28/16. Office: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 35 Great Jones St, #4, NY, NY 10012. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Notice of Qualification of NY TAVT, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/20/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/8/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of SMA F&B LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 11/7/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 54 E. 13th St, Unit 2A, NY, NY 10003. Purpose: any lawful activity.

Notice of Formation of Operandi Centre LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/30/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 333 Rector Pl., Ste 601, NY, NY 10280. Purpose: any lawful activity. LAGALANTE PLLC Art. Of Org. Filed Sec. of State of NY 11/1/2017. Off. Loc.: New York Co. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY to mail copy of process to The LLC, 380 Lexington Avenue, Suite 2120, New York, NY 10168. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity. Notice of Formation of Barnea Bistro, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 11/22/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 211 E. 46th St, NY, NY 10017. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Qualification of BRIGADE CAPITAL CLO FUNDING II LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/09/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 11/07/17. Princ. office of LLC: Attn: Aaron Daniels, 399 Park Ave., 16th Fl., NY, NY 10022. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the princ. office of the LLC. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. Of State of the State of DE, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., Federal & Duke of York Sts., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. 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 WWW.STORAGETREASURES. COM Sale by competitive bidding starting on January 8, 2018 and end on January 19, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. to satisfy unpaid rent and charges on the following accounts: Contents of rooms generally contain misc. Household goods and other effects. #1609-Lucien Smith Studio, Inc., #4304Shawn Wooden-Bey, #43191- Quinsessa Harrison, #6036Saleh Aloufi. The contents of each unit will be sold as a lot and all items must be removed from the premises within 72 hours. Owners may redeem their goods by paying all rent and charges due at any time before the sale.

Notice of Qualification of Novolex Shields, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 12/18/17. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 101 E. Carolina Ave., Hartsville, SC 29550. LLC formed in DE on 8/29/17. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: Cogency Global Inc., 10 E. 40th St., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10016. DE addr. of LLC: 850 New Burton Rd., Ste. 201, Dover, DE 19904. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of SKM Seventy Four, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 12/20/17. 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., 10 E. 40th St., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10016. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of RJNYU-RJTCF 44 JOSANA STADIUM II L.L.C. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/14/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. Last date to dissolve is 12/31/2067. Notice of Formation of Maguire ET LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/20/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Qualification of Blitz Ventures LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 12/20/17. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 1240 Rosecrans Ave., Ste. 600, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. LLC formed in DE on 11/15/17. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., 13th Fl., NY, NY 10011. DE addr. of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Notice of Formation of OPO Investor, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 11/10/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 152 W. 57th St, Fl. 22, NY, NY 10019. Purpose: any lawful activity.

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Notice of Qualification of venBio Select Fund LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/28/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 09/28/09. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 120 W. 45th St., Ste. 2802, NY, NY 10036. DE addr. of LLC: Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State, State of DE, Dept. of State, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Qualification of LL SPORTSWEAR GROUP, LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/22/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Florida (FL) on 08/06/13. Princ. office of LLC: 1385 Broadway, NY, NY 10018. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to C T Corporation System, 111 Eighth Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom and at which process may be served. FL addr. of LLC: 170 NW Spanish River Blvd., Ste. 4, Boca Raton, FL 33431. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., Clifton Bldg. - 2661 Executive Center Circle, Tallahassee, FL 32301. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Qualification of INCLINE GLOBAL LONG ONLY FUND LP Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/12/17. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/06/17. Duration of LP is Perpetual. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the Partnership, 140 W. 57th St., 14th Fl., NY, NY 10019. The regd. agent of the company upon whom and at which process against the company can be served is Jeffrey Lignelli, 140 W. 57th St., 14th Fl., NY, NY 10019. Name and addr. of each general partner are available from SSNY. DE addr. of LP: 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of LP filed with Secy. of State of the State of DE, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Qualification of NP Railcar Investments III LP. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/6/17. Office location: New York County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 10/24/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 280 Park Ave, Fl. 3, NY, NY 10017. DE address of LP: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. List of names and addresses of all general partners available from SSNY. Cert. of Limited Partnership filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity.


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AT&T proposes to collocate remote radio heads (tip heights 225’ and 247’) on the building at 30 Vesey Street, New York, NY (20171177). Interested parties may contact Scott Horn (856-809-1202) (1012 Industrial Dr., West Berlin, NJ 08091) with comments regarding potential effects on historic properties. PUBLIC NOTICE AT&T proposes to collocate antennas (tip heights 210’) on the building at 666 Greenwich, New York, NY (20171195). Interested parties may contact Scott Horn (856809-1202) (1012 Industrial Dr., West Berlin, NJ 08091) with comments regarding potential effects on historic properties. PUBLIC NOTICE AT&T proposes to collocate antennas (tip heights 73’) on the building at 758 Kelly Street, Bronx, NY (20171205). Interested parties may contact Scott Horn (856809-1202) (1012 Industrial Dr., West Berlin, NJ 08091) with comments regarding potential effects on historic properties.

Notice of Formation of TBH BSA LENDER LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/15/17. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: 240 Madison Ave., 15th Fl., NY, NY 10016. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Qualification of RCM CAV GP LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/28/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/20/17. Princ. office of LLC: 110 Greene St., Ste. 9G, NY, NY 10012. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, Attn: Joshua Green at the princ. office of the LLC. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State of the State of DE, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., Federal & Duke of York Sts., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity

Notice of Formation of Data Driven Properties LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 11/7/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 405 Lexington Ave, NY, NY 10174. Purpose: any lawful activity.

MAP LIMO LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 08/24/2017. Office loc: Richmond County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 88 Lovell Ave, Staten Island, NY 10314. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.

Notice of Formation of DMF HOSPITALITY USA, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 11/21/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 375 Park Ave, Ste 2703, NY, NY 10152. Purpose: any lawful activity.

Notice of Auction Sale is herein given that Citiwide Self Storage located at 4555 Pearson Street, Long Island City, N.Y. 11101 will take place on WWW. STORAGETREASURES.COM Sale by competitive bidding starting on January 8, 2018 and end on January 19, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. to satisfy unpaid rent and charges on the following accounts:

Notice of Formation of Shoreline 1301 Associates LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/7/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 20 W. 47th St, Ste 205, NY, NY 10036. Purpose: any lawful activity.

Contents of rooms generally contain misc. Household goods and other effects. #3L24 – Andres Helm, #5C15 – Edward Slater.

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The contents of each unit will be sold as a lot and all items must be removed from the premises within 72 hours. Owners may redeem their goods by paying all rent and charges due at any time before the sale.

Notice of Formation of Third Avenue SPE LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/20/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 105 Mulberry St, Ste 202, NY, NY 10013 Purpose: any lawful activity.

THE ANNUAL RETURN OF THE TEREZIN FOUNDATION INC. for the fiscal year ended OCTOBER 31, 2017 is available at its principal office located at 262 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024 for inspection during regular business hours by any citizen who requests it within 180 days hereof. Principal Manager of the Foundation is SUSAN JUSTMAN.

January 8, 2018 Notice of Formation of 352 6th Avenue Holder, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/14/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 256 W. 116th St, NY, NY 10026. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Qualification of Ashler Capital LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/14/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 11/14/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A LICENSE, SERIAL # 1307124 FOR LIQUOR, WINE, & BEER HAS BEEN APPLIED FOR BY THE UNDERSIGNED TO SELL LIQUOR, WINE, & BEER AT RETAIL UNDER THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LAW AT 66 WATER ST BROOKLYN, NY 11201. KINGS COUNTY, FOR ON PREMISE CONSUMPTION. S DOWN BELOW LLC. Notice of Formation of CORRECTIONAL FACILITY MEDICINE SERVICES PLLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/05/17. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of PLLC: 55 W. 100 25th St., Ste. 1001, NY, NY 10027. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. Purpose: Practicing medicine PUBLIC NOTICE AT&T proposes to collocate antennas (tip heights 121’) on the building at 179-00 Linden Boulevard, Jamaica, NY (20171180). Interested parties may contact Scott Horn (856809-1202) (1012 Industrial Dr., West Berlin, NJ 08091) with comments regarding potential effects on historic properties. Notice of Formation of 2867 BROADWAY MANAGEMENT LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/12/17. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: 601 W. 112th St., Apt. 2C, NY, NY 10025. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Lot and Parcel LLC at the princ. office of the LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

Notice of Qualification of NAD Technology LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) 12/6/17. O f f i c e location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 11/15/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Qualification of AJ Roosevelt Island Mezz LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 11/30/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 11/28/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. PATENT AND TRADEMARK BUREAU LLC filed with SSNY 3/24/17. Office loc: NY County. SSNY designated agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Patent and Trademark Bureau LLC, 230 Park Ave, 10th Fl, Helmsley Bldg, NY, NY 10169. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Notice of formation of GLJ REAL ESTATE LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/19/2017. Office location, County of New York. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o David Gibber, 255 W. 88th St., Apt. 9B, NY NY 10024. Purpose: any lawful act. Notice of Qualification of AJ Roosevelt Island TRS Mezz LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 11/30/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 11/28/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity.

STORAGE Midtown Moving & Storage Inc. will sell at Public Auction at 810 East 170 Street, Bronx NY 10459 at 6:00 P.M. on JANUARY 9, 2018 for due and unpaid charges by virtue of a lien in accordance with the provisions of the law and with due notice given all parties claiming an interest therein, the time specified in each notice for payment of said charges having expired household furniture & effects, pianos, trunks, cases, TV’s, radios, hifi’s, refrigerators, sewing machines, washers, air conditioners, household furniture of all descriptions and the contents thereof, stored under the following names: -BOTTA MUHAMMAD/BAIG MIRZA F -BELL CHAUNCOY -COLON MARGARITA/ ROJAS RAUL -CHORKALO, GLORIA -CHRISTIE, RICHARD -FRIAS JENNIE -GIBSAN DOLORES -GONZALEZ, ERIC/BONILLA, JEAN -HEYWORTH, GEOFREY -KAMMER, ANDREW -LINTHICUM JONES/CANDYCAROLYN -LIBURD, EDWARD -MACKEY DARRYL/MACKEY JULIA -PERALTA LUCILLE/PEREZ PERALTA -PINEDA, MARITZA -PILIERO TONI/PILIERO GINA MAIRE -STEFAN IONIT -STOKES, DOMINIQUE -SINGH, JESSICA -THEDORE, CATHERINE -VARGAS, LUZ -WILLIAMS, MICHELLE -SHEIN NATALIE/WEWBAUM YAKOV -BEST LATOYA -DELANEY, BILLY -FORD TERRANCE -GENERAL ERMA -LASHAWN WATTS -RUFINO, DAGUAN -RAVENELL, CARL -GLORIA, VEGA -VANERVEER, THERESA -WHITE JOHN/DOE JOHN & JANE -WRIGHT MAURICE -POLICK GLENN/HOLLEY STEVEN -MACKEY RHONDA -KENNER, SHLOMO -GUZMAN YESENIA -RAJIB ZAHIDUL PUBLIC NOTICE New York City Dept. of Consumer Affairs Notice of Public Hearing Notice is hereby given, pursuant to law, that the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs will hold a public hearing on WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24TH, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. at 42 Broadway, 5th floor, on a petition for OSTERIA POSITANO LLC to ESTABLISH, MAINTAIN, AND OPERATE an unenclosed sidewalk cafe at 10018 4TH AVE in the Borough of Brooklyn for a term of two years. REQUEST FOR COPIES OF THE REVOCABLE CONSENT AGREEMENT MAY BE ADDRESSED TO: DEPT. OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS, 42 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NY 10004 ATTN: FOIL OFFICER

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Notice of Formation of ZACH ALLEN ENTERTAINMENT, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/15/17. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: 205 E. 76th St., Apt. 3, NY, NY 10021. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

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PUBLIC NOTICE AT&T proposes to collocate RRHs (tip heights 238’) on the building at 685 Park Avenue, New York, NY (20171253). Interested parties may contact Scott Horn (856809-1202) (1012 Industrial Dr., West Berlin, NJ 08091) with comments regarding potential effects on historic properties. PUBLIC NOTICE AT&T proposes to collocate antennas (tip heights 62’) on the building at 125 Stanton St, New York, NY (20171251). Interested parties may contact Scott Horn (856809-1202) (1012 Industrial Dr., West Berlin, NJ 08091) with comments regarding potential effects on historic properties. NOTICE OF FORMATION of Aquarius Technologies Solutions, LLC App for Auth filed with Secy of State of NY (SSNY) 12/7/17 07. Office loc: NY County. LLC formed in WI 12 30/16. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail copy of process to: 111 Eighth Ave 13th Fl, NY, NY 10011. Princ bus add of LLC: 420 Technology Way Ste D, Saukville, WI 53080. Cert of LLC filed with Secy of State of WI at: 201 W Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53703. Purpose: any lawful act or activity


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January 8, 2018 Notice of Qualification of ROMARK CREDIT ADVISORS GP LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/21/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 08/25/17. Princ. office of LLC: Attn: Serge Todorovich, Esq., 461 Fifth Ave., 22nd Fl., NY, NY 10017. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the princ. office of the LLC. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Jeffrey W. Bullock, Secy. of State of the State of DE, Div. of Corps., John G Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St.- Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. PUBLIC NOTICE New York City Dept. of Consumer Affairs Notice of Public Hearing Notice is hereby given, pursuant to law, that the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs will hold a public hearing on WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7TH, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. at 42 Broadway, 5th floor, on a petition for WEST 4TH & BARROW LLC to ESTABLISH, MAINTAIN, AND OPERATE an unenclosed sidewalk cafe at 190 WEST 4TH ST in the Borough of Manhattan for a term of two years. REQUEST FOR COPIES OF THE REVOCABLE CONSENT AGREEMENT MAY BE ADDRESSED TO: DEPT. OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS, 42 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NY 10004 ATTN: FOIL OFFICER Notice of Qualification of ROMARK CREDIT ADVISORS LP Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/21/17. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 05/17/16. Princ. office of LP: Attn: Serge Todorovich, Esq., 461 Fifth Ave., 22nd Fl., NY, NY 10017. Duration of LP is Perpetual. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the Partnership at the princ. office of the LP. Name and addr. of each general partner are available from SSNY. DE addr. of LP: c/o Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of LP filed with Jeffrey W. Bullock, Secy. of State of the State of DE, Div. of Corps., John G Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St.- Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of Tiro Digital, LLC filed with SSNY 11/21/17. Office: NY County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 340 E 23rd St, 9A, NY, NY . Purpose: any lawful act or activity.

FAMILY COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK CITY OF NEW YORK: COUNTY OF KINGS SUMMONS Docket No.: B-00720/17 ------------------------------X In the Matter of the Commitment of Guardianship and Custody of MICAH JOEL PEREZ a/k/a MICAH PEREZ A Child Under the Age of Eighteen Years -----------------------------X IN THE NAME OF THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK: TO: JOEL PEREZ ADDRESS: UNKNOWN A Petition having been filed in this Court, alleging that the above-named child, in the care of THE NEW YORK FOUNDLING HOSPITAL, should be committed to the guardianship and custody of THE NEW YORK FOUNDLING HOSPITAL; a copy of said Petition being annexed hereto: You are hereby summoned to appear before Kings County Family Court at 330 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 on March 16, 2018 before Hon. Elizabeth Barnett, Part 4 at 11:00 a.m. in the forenoon of said day to SHOW CAUSE why the Court should not enter and Order committing the guardianship and custody of said child to THE NEW YORK FOUNDLING HOSPITAL as provided by law. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that if guardianship and custody of said child are committed to the petitioning agency, THE NEW YORK FOUNDLING HOSPITAL, said child may be adopted with consent of said 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 your failure to appear shall constitute a denial of your interest in the child, which denial may result, without further notice, in the transfer of the 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 and guardianship or adoption may be at issue Dated: Brooklyn, New York January 4, 2018 By Order of the Court Clerk of the Family Court Notice of Formation of Webster Ice, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 11/27/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 31 W. 34th St, NY, NY 10001. Purpose: any lawful activity.

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SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS, GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, Plaintiff, vs. NASSER KHALIL A/K/A NASSER KHALIL, ET AL., Defendant(s).

AT&T proposes to collocate antennas (tip heights 102’) on the building at 86 34th Street, Brooklyn, NY (20171024). Interested parties may contact Scott Horn (856809-1202) (1012 Industrial Dr., West Berlin, NJ 08091) with comments regarding potential effects on historic properties.

Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly filed on October 31, 2017, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Kings County Supreme Court, Room 224, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY on January 11, 2018 at 2:30 p.m., premises known as 453 85th Street, Brooklyn, NY. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York, Block 6026 and Lot 61. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 17466/14. Leo Salzman, Esq., Referee Berkman, Henoch, Peterson, Peddy & Fenchel, P.C., 100 Garden City Plaza, Garden City, NY 11530, Attorneys for Plaintiff Notice of Formation of HEH-ML7 Management, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 12/4/17. Office location: NY County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o ML Seven, Inc., 501 Madison Ave., 14th Fl., NY, NY 10022, principal business address. Purpose: all lawful purposes.

Notice of Qualification of RAVEN ASSET-BASED OPPORTUNITY FUND IV LP Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/28/17. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/20/17. Princ. office of LP: 110 Greene St., Ste. 9G, NY, NY 10012. Duration of LP is Perpetual. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Raven Capital Management GP IV LLC, Attn: Joshua Green at the princ. office of the LP. Name and addr. of each general partner are available from SSNY. DE addr. of LP: c/o Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of LP filed with Secy. of State of the State of DE, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., Federal & Duke of York Sts., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

Notice of Formation of BISP DEVELOPMENT LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/14/17. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: 45 Main St., Ste. 526, Brooklyn, NY 11201. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. Purpose: Any lawful activity. EUROPEAN DREAM WOODS, LLC Art. Of Org. Filed with Sec. of State of NY 12/19/2017. Off. Loc.: Richmond Co. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC, 329A Sand Ln, Staten Island, NY 10305. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity.

Notice of Formation of Gattie & Lopez Films, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/8/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 151 E. 85th St, 6H, NY, NY 10028. Purpose: any lawful activity.

Notice of Qualification of S3 RE 42-45 12th Street LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/26/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/20/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 444 Madison Ave, Fl. 41, NY, NY 10022. DE address of LLC: 160 Greentree Dr., Ste 101, Dover, DE 19904. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is Spruce Capital Partners LLC, 444 Madison Ave, Fl. 41, NY, NY 10022. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of NVR Consulting LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/26/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 320 W. 38th St, Ste 1003, NY, NY 10018. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of HEH-ML7 Grand, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 12/4/17. Office location: NY County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o ML Seven, Inc., 501 Madison Ave., 14th Fl., NY, NY 10022, principal business address. Purpose: all lawful purposes. PUBLIC NOTICE AT&T proposes to collocate antennas (tip heights 70’) on the building at 215 E Gun Hill Rd, Bronx, NY (20171263). Interested parties may contact Scott Horn (856809-1202) (1012 Industrial Dr., West Berlin, NJ 08091) with comments regarding potential effects on historic properties.

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Notice of Formation of 11 Greene St CM LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/13/17. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein & Breitstone, LLP, 190 Willis Ave., Mineola, NY 11501, Attn: David J. Heymann, Esq. Purpose: any lawful activities. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A LICENSE, SERIAL # 1307359 FOR LIQUOR, WINE, & BEER HAS BEEN APPLIED FOR BY THE UNDERSIGNED TO SELL LIQUOR, WINE, & BEER AT RETAIL UNDER THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LAW AT 321 STARR ST BROOKLYN, NY 11237. KINGS COUNTY, FOR ON PREMISE CONSUMPTION. SOUTH 4TH RESTAURANT COMPANY LLC. Notice of Formation of Hope 10-A, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/17/17. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Theresa Hoffman, c/o Hoffman & Hoffman, P.A., 66 W Flagler St., Ste. 200, Miami, FL 33130. Purpose: any lawful activities. Notice of Formation of Efficient Wealth Partners LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/14/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1 Rockefeller Plz., Fl. 11, NY, NY 10020. Purpose: any lawful activity.

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Who was up and who was down last week

LOSERS COREY JOHNSON It was a done deal in December, but now that he’s officially New York City Council speaker, the perks started rolling in. There’s the effusive praise from colleagues. There’s the epic blizzard photo shoot. The celebrity shoutouts. The hugs from mom. And even the self-appointed “CoJo” nickname. But the best part of a big position? Your friends in the theater and hotel industries will keep on donating.

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Sometimes the feud between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio goes too far. In his inaugural address, de Blasio spoke for 13 minutes in 18-degree weather. Not to be outdone, Cuomo spoke for more than an hour and a half – and cranked up the air conditioning to keep his audience nearly as cold. Of course, neither could compete with the blizzard that hammered the East Coast on Thursday. Here’s who was inside sipping hot chocolate – and who got whipped by the winds.

ED COX It’s hard enough to run a viable Republican candidate in New York. But when you put all your cards in one basket, it must sting when that candidate decides not to run. Harry Wilson, whom state GOP operatives had pegged as their first and only choice as a challenger to Cuomo, announced he’s not going to run. Then another possible candidate, Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro, also decided against a run. At least Cox still has former Erie County Executive Joel Giambra.

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GEOFFREY BERMAN & RICHARD DONOGHUE

RODNEYSE BICHOTTE

Sessions picked 2 nonthreatening interim U.S. attorneys for Manhattan and Brooklyn.

AKEEM BROWDER

The Rikers reform advocate (and recent de Blasio rival) got a big Cuomo shoutout.

The assemblywoman’s MWBE bill passed the Legislature, but died on Cuomo’s desk.

BRAD HOYLMAN & LINDA ROSENTHAL

Their Child Victims Act didn’t get any love in the governor’s State of the State.

YDANIS RODRIGUEZ

ROBERT MUJICA

CHRIS WARD

JOHN PORCARI

He may not be speaker – but at least he got those traffic bollards he’s been after. Cuomo touted the former Port Authority chief’s Red Hook subway extension.

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