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When Cynthia Nixon announced her candidacy for governor, former New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn wasn’t impressed. Nixon, who is best known for her role on “Sex and the City,” lacks the record to run for the office, Quinn argued. But there was more to it. Nixon has been prominent supporter of Bill de Blasio since 2013, when he beat Quinn in the New York City Democratic mayoral primary. Quinn was also defending her political ally, Gov. Andrew Cuomo. And both women are lesbians, a fact Quinn emphasized. “Cynthia Nixon was opposed to having a qualified lesbian become mayor of New York City,” Quinn told the New York Post, referring to her own failed candidacy. “Now she wants an unqualified lesbian to be the governor of New York. You have to be qualified and have experience. She isn’t qualified to be the governor.” As the two traded barbs, the matter of who is “qualified” for elected office degenerated into a referendum on Quinn’s careless use of the word “lesbian.” While we put the finishing touches on this week’s cover story about Emma Wolfe, we were reminded of the term “qualified lesbian” – and realized it’s a genuinely apt description of de Blasio’s most trusted aide.

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Latest A TEST BY ANY OTHER NAME New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio proposed a new plan to diversify the city’s elite public high schools by eliminating the entrance exam, currently the only factor for admittance. Despite widespread agreement that the lack of diversity should be discussed, the plan was not well received by parents and students. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said it won’t pass the state Legislature this year. And a bill to scrap the test barely made it out of the Assembly Education Committee.

DYSFUNCTION IN ALBANY The state Senate appeared to be back in business, passing bills last Monday after the previous week’s standstill. But the truce didn’t last. On Tuesday, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul presided over the state Senate in an attempt by Democrats to pass hostile amendments that would protect women’s reproductive rights. Republicans, none too pleased, debated the finer points of Senate rules and brought to the floor an unannounced motion to override a veto from Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The largely symbolic override passed unanimously. Nothing else got done. Finally, on Wednesday, Republicans held a procedural vote on the hostile amendments and they failed to pass.

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A Q&A with Rep. Joseph Crowley’s primary challenger

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Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney entered the race for state attorney general. He is the fourth Democrat to jump into the race, but his announcement raised legal questions, since he’s also still running for another term in Congress. It also is unclear how Democrats might replace him should he win the attorney general primary. Maloney’s seat is in a swing district that went for President Donald Trump in 2016, so if he bows out, the seat could become competitive.

C&S: What is the state of your campaign a few weeks out from the primary? AOC: Things have been exploding in general a lot lately; our fundraising has really grown considerably and very quickly in the last month or two. We’ve effectively doubled our entire fundraising to date in about four or five weeks. Our campaign is really picking up a lot of steam and it’s also started to become a national story. Our field is going well. We’ve inspired a lot of people in this district to do volunteer campaigning, and nobody expected us to get on the ballot, nobody thought we were going to get on the ballot in NY-14, and I think that’s one of the reasons why the establishment ignored our campaign for so long, perhaps to an extent that they wish they hadn’t right now. C&S: What do you think about how your

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campaign is challenging the idea of “waiting your turn” in New York’s political culture? AOC: I think I’m doing totally the right thing. The city’s political culture is corrupt, and I think everybody knows that. As of January, we have six elected officials up for trial on various degrees of corruption charges. We just had the total heartbreaking revelations of what just happened with our attorney general. Our entire city leadership is one gender and one race in the most diverse city in America. What it points to is that in a system where everyone waits their turn, and the people at the very top are all buddies with each other, the idea that you’re going to get a turn is an illusion and that the city’s political culture is designed to concentrate power in the hands of the people who have already had it.

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ANDREW CUOMO LOOKS AT THINGS NEW YORK’S SUPREME LEADER CONTINUES GREAT NORTH KOREAN TRADITION

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In North Korea, Kim Jong Un has followed in the footsteps of his father, Kim Jong Il, by releasing photos of himself displaying leadership – or as others put it, “looking at things.” Here in New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo knows a thing or two about looking at things. Here are a few of the countless items he has looked at.

Cuomo looking at snow.

Cuomo looking at a car.

Cuomo looking at a dog. Cuomo looking at a tall building.


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COUNSEL TO THE GOVERNOR ALPHONSO DAVID “I was basically asked the question by my father and answered it correctly. So I came out to my family in my early 20s but did not come out professionally until 2005. Coming out personally was difficult because it threatens you to your core when you come out to family members who you are fearful may not accept you and who may reject you and may disown you. I come from a very traditional family where, in Liberia, same-sex relationships are unlawful. Professionally, there were different challenges. I came out in the early 2000s, and when I decided to join Lambda (Legal), a friend of mine from law school said, ‘This will destroy your career because it will be much more difficult for you to succeed. Gay people do not succeed in our profession, unfortunately.’ But it was more important to me to embrace my identity in all of its different permutations than living in fear. And after spending three years at Lambda, I thought I could achieve greater impact in government than outside of government. And my identity certainly played a huge role in that.” ASSEMBLYMAN DANIEL O’DONNELL “My story is fairly unique in that I met my now husband on the first day of college when I was 17 years of age, and we’ve been together for 38 years. My coming out process was

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HEN COREY JOHNSON came out as a teenager, the future New York City Council speaker got a lot of attention: The New York Times profiled him in 2000 and Anderson Cooper produced a segment about him for the ABC news magazine “20/20” soon after. Johnson, a captain on his high school football team, told his teammates that he was gay when he was 17. The decision of a young, gay athlete to come out in a working-class Massachusetts town, as well as his team’s acceptance, was a compelling story. In addition to the press coverage, Johnson spoke to a crowd of 400,000 people at the Millennium March on Washington. However, most coming out stories don’t make national news, and most young, gay teenagers don’t get invited to share their story in front of hundreds of thousands of people. So City & State asked other LGBT policymakers in New York to recount their experiences, and how identity has shaped their politics. Their responses have been edited for clarity and brevity.


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how new york’s lgbt politicians revealed their sexuality – and what it meant for their politics

assemblywoman deborah glick Left: Assemblyman Daniel O’Donnell came out before his sister, Rosie. Above: Corey Johnson’s story made headlines long before he ever got into politics. Right: Assemblywoman Deborah Glick with Manhattan Democratic Chairman Keith Wright and state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

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“I came out in maybe ’72 or ’73. It wasn’t exactly a decision. I was involved with the Lesbian Liberation Committee of the Gay Activists Alliance. There was a Sunday evening program called “New York Illustrated” and somehow they were doing a profile of the group and most people did not want to be on screen, but I was young and I said, ‘Sure.’ I at least had to come out to my family in advance. So I sort of came out very publicly in a very early time in the movement, although I will say that for years in the early days of the movement, you were constantly coming out. At a certain point, we wanted to elect an openly gay person. And so I said I would take a shot for the Assembly. For the first two years, I never wore pants. I wore skirted suits only to break the stereotype. Part of it was playing a certain role to undermine the stereotypes that clearly were part of the mindset of many members. Then-(Assembly) Speaker Mel Miller did a me a great favor. He was asked by a reporter, ‘How does it feel to have an avowed lesbian in your conference?’ And without missing a beat, he said, ‘I’m only worried about the avowed morons in my conference.’ And that humor and that pretty overt support was very important.”


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From left, gay lawmakers from areas that aren’t traditionally gay-friendly: Bronx City Councilman Ritchie Torres, Queens City Councilman Daniel Dromm, Staten Island Assemblyman Matthew Titone at his wedding, and Rochester Assemblyman Harry Bronson.

NEW YORK CITY COUNCILMAN RITCHIE TORRES “I remember first coming out during my sophomore year in high school. I had a young teacher, and in a pre-Facebook world, I found out he was gay. I never had somebody in my life who was gay. And so when I approached him, I spontaneously decided to come out. It was the first time I had acknowledged to a person that I was gay. And then, at a later time, during a public debate about marriage in the Lehman High School library, I had what I call a Jim McGreevey moment: I publicly came out as a gay American. Again, it was a spontaneous decision. And then my coming out process was three steps forward, two steps backwards. For

new york city councilman daniel dromm “I had a very public coming out in 1992, when I was a teacher in School District 24 at P.S. 199. At that time, LGBT groups got together and decided what we needed to do was to write a curriculum that preached tolerance of New York’s diverse communities, especially the LGBT family. When it was released in 1992, there was a lot of controversy and my school board president, Mary Cummins, was the main organizer against it. I knew I had a weapon in my hand because I was a pretty popular teacher and I thought that if I disclosed the fact that I was gay, because I had already told my family, I could push back on what the school board was doing. I went to a meeting at the Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center in Manhattan and the meeting was called to discuss how the community was going to fight back against this opposition to the rainbow curriculum. And I raised my hand, and said I’m a teacher in District 24. All those cameras and news reporters came zooming right toward me. And they were like, ‘Oh you’re an openly gay teacher in that district?’ And I said, ‘Yes.’ After that, the parents supported me, the principal was fairly supportive, but the school board members tried to remove me from my teaching position. And they came, and they investigated me, and they wrote letters to the central school board, and they really wanted me removed from my teaching position. Fortunately they were never really able to do that.”

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really an acknowledgement that I was in love with a man and that had never happened to me before. That is not most LGBT people’s stories, but that’s my story. So I was out before my sister was, (who) was much more famous than I ever will be, and at times it was difficult because I would get heckled in gay pride parades, ‘Where’s your sister, where’s your sister?’ When I first ran for office someone said to me, ‘I don’t like you and I don’t like your sister,’ and I said, ‘Which sister do you know?’ and that shut them up for a little while – I have two sisters. In the end, within internal dynamics in families, it makes it complicated. There are five of us; there’s not just two of us. But I can assure you that I am, and she is, much happier being out than being in.”


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assemblyman matthew titone “I actually have a pretty funny story. Coming out to my parents and stuff like that happened first, but the best story is back in 2006. The chairman of the Democratic Party on Staten Island, John Lavelle, had asked me to run for state Senate. I accepted the nomination and John and I were at this really big event with I would say close to 300 people at it. And he pulls me aside and he says, ‘Matt I got some really bad news, gotta talk.’ I say, ‘OK John, what’s going on?’ He looks so nervous and he says, ‘I’m so sorry but I got this word that the Republicans are going to do some really bad opposition campaigning against you.’ I said, ‘Alright John, so what is it?’ He said, ‘They’re going to out you.’ And I said, ‘What do you mean?’ ‘They’re gonna let everyone know that you’re gay.’ I go, ‘Really?’ He goes, ‘Yeah.’ ‘John, can we review this for a moment? First of all, you know I’m gay, right?’ He goes, ‘Yeah.’ ‘And you know that everybody here knows that I’m gay, including, then my partner now my husband, Josh?’ He goes, ‘Yeah.’ ‘And you know my entire family knows I’m gay, right?’ He goes, ‘Yeah.’ ‘And all my friends know I’m gay, right?’ ‘Yeah.’ So I say, ‘John, when you say they’re going to out me, did you find out exactly what they meant?’ So he looked at me and goes, ‘Oooh.’”

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a period of time, I largely kept my sexuality to myself, and then in 2010, I came out to my colleagues at my council office. I was then an employee for Council member Jimmy Vacca. And then when I ran for public office, that was the most definitive moment of coming out, when I made a decision to be fully open and honest about who I am. I’m a public figure, and there’s going to be no ambiguity about my self-identification.” ASSEMBLYMAN HARRY BRONSON “I came out in my mid-20s and I had just begun my law career and had been in a relationship that didn’t last. And I told myself that since I could not have my family as part of that transition and separation, if you will, I had basically told myself I’m not going to go through that again without my family being at my side. When I told my mom, her response was, ‘Oh no.’ She’s a very religious woman. She ultimately drove back to (the) Binghamton area and immediately called me and said she doesn’t understand, she didn’t know if she would ever understand, but that I was her son and she would love me no matter what. I was the first openly gay Monroe County legislator. When I tried to become minority leader, there was a lot of pushback – unfortunately within my own party – about whether or not the county was ready for an openly gay elected official. We overcame that. And then when I ran for the Assembly, there have been hints, not real assertive stuff. For the most part, the gay piece was tied in with other progressive ideals that I push.”


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REP. SEAN PATRICK MALONEY “I can remember standing in the driveway of the house I lived in during law school and thinking, ‘This is who I am and there’s not a thing in the world wrong with it.’ And from that point forward, it was all details. My folks were conservative, very religious Irish Catholics. This was not on their agenda. But they came around. It takes time and it takes real love to overcome those different perspectives. I think that if LGBTQ people have one thing to offer in terms of our current politics, it is that we know that sometimes, if you stick with people who disagree with you, they come around. When I was young, I remember thinking that there would be things I couldn’t do in politics because of who I was, and thinking that I had to hide who I was if I wanted to be in politics. There were just jobs that you knew were going to be impossible if you were honest about who you were, and that creates a lot of fear and a lot of hesitation to be honest about who you are. But that’s why I think that coming out is so powerful. It’s a decision that the world is going to have to make room for you, and you realize pretty quick that that’s going to take a lot of work.” FORMER NEW YORK CITY COUNCILWOMAN ROSIE MENDEZ “When I was running for office, it was important to do so as an out individual. There’s a story that I’ve told, when I was chief of staff to Margarita López. An elderly couple who I helped with a housing problem, they came into the office and they had their Bible in a little leather binder with a zipper and I took the case. A year later, they came to visit with another little problem that was easily resolved, and they said they wanted to tell me something.

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They said you know – in Spanish, they didn’t speak English – just wanted you to know we’ve never really been in agreement with you and Margarita and your lifestyle but we voted for you – I was a district leader – because you were always there helping the community. You also need to know that our grandson is gay. And when he told his parents, they beat him up and threw him out of the house. And they said, we went looking for him. They said he lives with us and he takes care of us and we take care of him. And he’s our grandson and we love him. And we need to thank you and Margarita for that. Sometimes you make changes in office in a sweeping way by passing law, and sometimes you make changes on a very individual basis by changing people’s minds.” NEW YORK CITY COUNCILMAN JIMMY VAN BRAMER “The Saturday before the Pride Parade, which is always the last Sunday in June, back then there was a big rally the day before. The organizer of the youth group invited us to go. I told him I couldn’t go to the parade because I was afraid my mother would see me on TV, which is somewhat comical now because I’m a politician and I like to be on TV. I went to the rally on Saturday in Central Park and I remember they were handing out the pride guide, which was all the gay and lesbian organizations in the state. I took that home with me. I tore off the cover because it had lots of gay and lesbian pictures and images on it, and I didn’t want my mother to see that. I looked through the book and there were hundreds and hundreds of groups and I kept looking for one I thought I could join. I had just come out to myself really at this point. I came across a group that said Gay and Lesbian Independent Democrats. I thought, ‘Well, I know I’m gay and I know I’m a Democrat, so maybe this is the group for me.’”

Dear Governor Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Flanagan, Conference Leader Stewart-Cousins, and Assembly Speaker Heastie, We urge New York State to give New York City permission to operate more speed safety cameras near schools city--how it destroys lives and shatters families. As leaders in the medical community we believe it is our duty to publicly speak out about this preventable public health crisis. We have reviewed the data and whole-heartedly endorse speed safety cameras as a proven solution. each year. Yet we know these crashes can be prevented because other nations have made huge strides when the United States has not. In fact, numerous studies show that Americans now travel on the most dangerous roads in the Yet there are still too One of the best ways to keep people safer on our streets is to change the culture of reckless driving and prevent speeding because speed kills. While a pedestrian has a 90% chance of surviving a crash when struck by a car going 20 MPH, at 45 mph that decreases to just 10%. Nine of ten pedestrians die when struck at that speed. Speed safety cameras work. At the few schools where they are currently allowed in New York City, speeding violations are down more than 60%, and pedestrian injuries are down a staggering 23%. Such reduction in injuries is rare among even the best public programs of disease and injury prevention. Speed safety cameras are also a fair approach (each ticket is $50), and they are automated to issue tickets only when a vehicle travels at least 11 mph above the speed limit next to a school during school hours. cameras are prevented from operating at the most dangerous locations near schools. Right now, expire this summer if no action is taken (A7798-C/S6046-C).

by enacting legislation that will expand and improve New York City’s existing speed safety camera pilot program which is slated to

We call on you to do the right thing and enact this life-saving measure now. Sincerely, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center Department of Emergency Medicine Maimonides Medical Center Lynn Richmond, Executive Vice President Raymond Wedderburn, MD, FACS, Chief, Trauma and Critical Care Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West

Dr. Rahul Sharma, Emergency Physician-in-Chief at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine and Dr. Angela Mills, Chief of Emergency Medicine Services at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center and J. E. Beaumont Professor and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital Sprios G. Frangos, MD, MPH, FACS Professor of Surgery and Chief of Trauma NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue

NYC Health + Hospital/Kings County Nicholas Gavin, MD, Chief of Service, Department of Emergency Medicine at NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn NYU Langone Health Dmitriy Karev, MD, PhD, FACS Trauma Medical Director, Department of Surgery and Daniel Murphy, MD, MBA Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine SBH Health System Bronx - St. Barnabas Hospital


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“What the wolf lacks in size, power and weapons it makes up for with collaboration and intelligence.” – Living with Wolves MMA WOLFE WAS dealing with another Cuomo crisis. It was a Friday morning in September 2015, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo was asking – or rather, demanding – that Wolfe’s boss, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, multiply the city’s contribution to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s capital plan. De Blasio was feeling stressed, and emailed his inner circle demanding a game plan for their response. Wolfe at the time was officially his director of intergovernmental affairs, and unofficially his most trusted political aide. Though de Blasio included six senior aides on the emails, Wolfe responded, speaking for the team. Her messages were deferential, but concise. She considered political tactics, and appealed to the mayor not to wait – to go on the offensive. “The state wants us reacting, dragging this out and making us passive rather than active,” she wrote, “and they do not want us

proposing sensible solutions with real conditions; a superior policy, message, and opportunity for coalition.” Wolfe made a “fair point,” the mayor wrote. De Blasio and Wolfe went back and forth, talking tactics. The mayor said he wouldn’t want to pay the full $3 billion, or “become the bad guys for doing less.” “Roger that – a strategy you can believe in,” she wrote. “I just really want to start pounding on the organizing.” But de Blasio wasn’t fully satisfied. “I totally want you organizing our allies,” he said, “but I think we’re missing that this could end badly.” So Wolfe asked for help. “Need your brain. A lot,”

she emailed Jonathan Rosen, co-founder of the communications firm BerlinRosen and perhaps the mayor’s closest adviser outside of City Hall. “Any chance (you could meet in the) first half of week?” Wolfe and Rosen set a date. Tuesday evening, 8:30 p.m., in Brooklyn. These private emails exchanges between City Hall and Rosen were released only after NY1 and the New York Post sued to access them. Two weeks after the email exchange, de Blasio’s team averted disaster. The city increased its contribution to the MTA, but not to the full $3 billion the governor had wanted. The New York Times framed it as a compromise, a rare victory for cooperation between the governor and the mayor – and a win for straphangers. Wolfe’s organizing seemed to have worked. EMMA WOLFE IS STILL organizing for de Blasio. Promoted to chief of staff for the mayor’s second term, Wolfe manages a large pack – the sprawling governmental apparatus that is City Hall. But she’s no alpha dog. In an interview with Wolfe at City Hall, and in conversations with


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more than a dozen people she’s interacted with in the political world, from operatives to elected officials, it became clear she’s widely respected for her political intelligence and her accessibility. Not everybody can call up the mayor. But everybody, it seems, can call up Wolfe. “I certainly have a job to do when it comes to representing the views of the mayor,” she told City & State. “Clearly communicating. Maintaining a relationship with as many people as possible.” These relationships have been at the center of some of the de Blasio administration’s biggest headaches, fueling critics who say she’s too accessible to donors like restaurateur Harendra Singh and lobbyist James Capalino. But Wolfe has de Blasio’s trust. And unlike her boss, everyone who knows Wolfe seems to like her. “Nothing but gracious,” said state Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan, who’s no friend of the mayor. “Emma is a straight shooter,” said New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, who is also not afraid to criticize the administration. “She is really the go-to person when you can’t, or maybe shouldn’t, speak directly to the mayor but need to bring an issue to the forefront or try and solve a vexing problem.” State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli likewise had only praise. “One of the smartest people out there,” he said. “One of the most pleasant people as well. Which not often goes together for political geniuses.”

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OLFE HAS BEEN described as de Blasio’s right hand, his consigliere and his shadow. On some days, the shadow comparison seems literal. On a Saturday morning in November, Wolfe joined on a phone call with de Blasio and 11 other senior advisers. Eight City Council members were in the midst of a two-month public scramble for the speakership. Though the speaker is elected by fellow council members, the mayor has some influence over the race, and de Blasio wanted a say. He held calls and meetings all day, according to public schedules released by the mayor’s office. After the call, de Blasio and Wolfe talked privately for 10 minutes before jointly meeting with Bronx Democratic County Committee Chairman Marcos Crespo at 11:40 a.m. Then the mayor had another meeting. And another and another. Nine in total, until 5 p.m., and Wolfe was there for all of them. Indeed, Wolfe has more contact with de Blasio, in meetings and phone calls, than anyone else in City Hall. In March,

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the mayor’s shadow Wolfe is in more meetings and takes more phone calls with de Blasio than anyone else in New York City Hall. According to public schedules released by the mayor’s office, de Blasio held a combined 152 official meetings and phone calls in January, Wolfe’s first month as chief of staff. Wolfe was in on 89 of them, or 59 percent. MONTH

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the most recent month for which public schedules were available, she met with the mayor 74 times, far outpacing other staffers. First Deputy Mayor Dean Fuleihan talked with de Blasio 43 times; press secretary Eric Phillips, 40 times; and first lady Chirlane McCray, 21 times. With all this time with the city’s executive, does Wolfe feel powerful? She demurs. “(Power is) not something I particularly relate to,” she said. “I certainly feel a great sense of responsibility.” In the interview at City Hall, Wolfe frequently gave indirect answers. She seemed uncomfortable talking about herself, lacking the self-assured, practiced answers of a politician (a job she respects, but “couldn’t do”). She’s businesslike and admittedly all-consumed by her job, which seems to leave little time for self-reflection. On her clothing: “I do not know how I would describe my style remotely.” On the first time she met de Blasio? She might have shook his hand in 2001. On her sexual orientation? Agnostic about how she is described. “Queer, lesbian, gay. All three of those words, any three of those words,” she said. Wolfe has been in a relationship with Stephanie Yazgi for 10 years, and the couple shares a home in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. Yazgi is an organizer too, with a resume that mirrors Wolfe’s in many ways – including a job in City Hall. Yazgi’s 2015 hiring to a well-paid, newly created position in the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs made some think Wolfe’s influence had gone too far. But Yazgi was approved by the city Conflicts of Interest Board, even if she would work alongside Wolfe sometimes.She left City

Hall within two years, and now works at the Center for Popular Democracy. Despite being one of the most powerful queer people in New York politics, Wolfe hasn’t been involved with LGBT political groups since being an on-and-off member of the Lambda Independent Democrats of Brooklyn years ago. She says she would like to someday, but simply can’t find the time. In fact, she rarely attends any political club meetings and never schmoozes at the cocktail parties for the city’s political insiders – unless she’s with the mayor. It’s one of the ways Wolfe differs from other political consiglieri. She’s not the gruff enforcer that Joseph Percoco once was to Cuomo, nor does she defend her boss in the public square like Melissa DeRosa does for the governor. Wolfe isn’t the charming life coach that Erik Bottcher is to Johnson. Nor is she the stone-faced negotiator that City Council Chief of Staff Ramon Martinez is. Wolfe is a quieter type, but still plugged into New York’s political pulse. She’s dependable to the mayor, her political partner for nearly a decade, and passionate about the same progressive causes. She is the mayor’s gatekeeper, but accessible to anyone who needs her. That style has won her fans. Her counterpart across City Hall, Martinez, broke his “no comment” rule for this piece. “I love Emma Wolfe!” he said. “She’s solid. She’s real.” WOLFE WAS RAISED in Massachusetts and came to New York to attend Barnard College. She got into politics after taking a class taught by Gale Brewer, now the Man-


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hattan borough president. Brewer guided Wolfe toward community organizing and connected her with John Kest, who led the progressive group ACORN, and was happy to take on a young organizer eager to work long hours. She graduated in May 2001, just ahead of the hotly contested New York City elections. She hit the streets for the Democratic mayoral candidate Mark Green, getting firsthand experience of how community organizations were integral to campaigns and gov-

ful,” said City Councilwoman Carlina Rivera. “Overall, that office is not responsive. She is.” Wolfe is who lawmakers go to when they need to talk to City Hall, City Councilman Donovan Richards agreed. “She’s knowledgeable. She’s very personable,” he said. “If you want something done, you can reach out to her. She’s a person of At a 2014 Gracie her word. You can Mansion Pride disagree with her Reception, de Blasio respectfully.” joked, “We had a new But Wolfe’s title for Emma Wolfe: pleasant ‘power lesbian’ and demeanor isn’t subtitle, ‘director of the part of a grand Mayor’s Office of political calcuIntergovernmental lation. She seems Affairs.’” genuinely idealistic. “Most people are very well-intentioned – it would be hard to have very antagonistic relationships with folks,” she said. Even Cuomo, who has a notoriously strained relationship with City Hall? “I don’t have an enemies list,” Wolfe said simply. Then, either by coincidence or by design, Wolfe took on the question-and-answer rhetorical device, hypophora, that is a favorite tactic of the governor. “Are there relationships that are antagonistic in politics?” Wolfe asked herself. ernment – even in a losing effort. She never “Yes. Would somebody in my position be left organizing, working for the national expected to have some of those relationships? labor union Service Employees InternationSure. Is there anything al Union and the local 1199SEIU, having off the top of my head a short stint in the state Senate and then where I have that? No.” joining the progressive-leaning Working Families Party, first as organizing director, UT SOME relationships then as elections director, a role in which have gotten Wolfe in hot she was credited with helping Democrats in water. Because of her role 2008 gain the state Senate majority for the at de Blasio’s right hand, first time in decades. In 2009, she helped Wolfe seems to have elect a progressive slate of candidates – inbeen involved in nearly cluding de Blasio, who won the race for every controversy about public advocate and hired Wolfe as his chief access and coordination in de Blasio’s City of staff. She had her biggest win in 2013, Hall. Wolfe was a major player in “Team helping lead her long shot candidate to the Coordinated,” a progressive coalition that mayor’s office, where she’s been ever since. was accused of breaking various election laws in raising money for three Democratic WOLFE TAKES relationship-building state Senate candidates in 2014. That got seriously. She’ll check in with people on her subpoenaed. She may have fast-tracked the City Hall steps. She’s visited most City paperwork to lift the deed restriction on a Council members in their districts, to hear Lower East Side nursing home represented what’s going on in their world. People bring by major de Blasio donor James Capalitheir problems to her, and Wolfe listens. no – an action which later allowed it to “The only thing she has been to me is help- be sold for a profit to condo developers.

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And she took on the case of another major de Blasio donor, Harendra Singh, who was having trouble renewing his Queens restaurant’s lease with the city. Singh later pleaded guilty to bribing the mayor. None of these cases resulted in charges against Wolfe, or anybody in the mayor’s office, but questions about City Hall’s way of doing business remained, even for prosecutors. In a March 2017 memo announcing his office would not prosecute the mayor, acting U.S. Attorney Joon Kim noted that de Blasio “and others acting on his behalf,” like Wolfe, solicited donations from people seeking “official favors from the City.” A memo released the same day from Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. was even more direct, noting that the state Senate fundraising Wolfe was involved in appeared “contrary to the intent and spirit of the law(s)” meant to prevent corruption. Wolfe has remained mum on all the cases, and de Blasio has been as good as silent. After court records were unsealed in January that showed Singh had pleaded guilty, reporters asked de Blasio three times about Wolfe’s involvement in Singh’s business with the city. “I want to be really clear, everything we did on that matter and everything else we’ve done in this administration was legal, was appropriate, we hold ourselves to high ethical standards,” he said the first time. Asked twice more about Wolfe, he brushed it off: “Got nothing more to say on it.” WOLFE HAS NEVER lost de Blasio’s trust. At the press conference announcing her promotion to chief of staff, de Blasio was at a loss for words. “Emma has – it’s –” the mayor stumbled. “I could not tell you everything I feel and believe in about Emma Wolfe unless I kept you here all day.” Wolfe has been around de Blasio longer than most. When you look at emails among senior staff from the beginning of his mayoralty, she’s one of few that still works at City Hall. She’s loyal to the mayor without seeming sycophantic, and sees her role as essential. “The goal is to put him in the most optimal space to be able to make tough decisions, to be able to get in front of the public and perform well,” she said. After nearly a decade by de Blasio’s side, does she know what he’s going to say before it comes out of his mouth? “I think I can anticipate a lot of what he may be concerned about, the kinds of questions he asks, that sort of thing,” she said. “But I would never say I could read his mind.”


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since same-sex marriage passed, bills to help the lgbt community have languished in the legislature.

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N 2015, STATE SEN. BRAD HOYLMAN released a report detailing inaction by the state Senate to advance LGBT legislation following the passage of same-sex marriage in New York in 2011. He identified 14 bills that address LGBT issues that repeatedly failed to pass in the state Senate. Three years later, not much has changed with those pieces of legislation. Only one of the bills, which requires diaper changing stations in all publicly accessible bathrooms, has become law, thanks to its inclusion in the 2018-2019 state budget. The other 13 bills have still not passed or even come up for a vote in the state Senate. Some have never even passed the Assembly. However, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has

used executive power to implement certain changes in lieu of legislation. The bill that has received the most attention of the dozen bills remaining is the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act, or GENDA, which would make it illegal to discriminate against someone based on their gender identity. First introduced in 2003, GENDA has long been a priority for LGBT rights activists in the state. It has passed in the Assembly every year since 2008, but it has never made it to the floor for a vote in the state Senate. Most recently, the bill passed the Assembly in May, but failed to pass a committee vote in the state Senate. In October 2015, Cuomo did issue new regulations that imposed the same protections that GENDA would have, namely banning harassment and discrimination

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against transgender people. However, Hoylman told City & State that the regulations don’t cover everything, such as hate crime law protections, and that it is still important to codify protections in state law. “It’s a well-intentioned – and (I’m) appreciative of the effort on the part of the governor – but you need the state Legislature to bake protections for transgender people into place,” Hoylman said. Another bill would make it illegal for therapists to perform so-called conversion therapy on minors, which is still allowed in the state with parental consent. The current version of that legislation passed the Assembly in March. In the state Senate, it made it out of the Higher Education Committee in May, but has not been put on the floor calendar for a vote. It instead was referred to another committee. As in the case of GENDA, Cuomo stepped in with an executive order to address the matter, although only partially. While he did not ban the practice outright, he did make it illegal for the treatment to be covered by health insurance, a move applauded at the time by Hoylman.

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Cuomo recently attempted to take action on legislation that would ban “gay panic” and “trans panic” as a defense in court, although the bill has never passed in the Assembly. The legal defense is generally used in murder or assault cases where an attorney argues the defendant acted violently in a state of temporary insanity as a result of unwanted advances from a gay or transgender person. Cuomo tried to include a ban of the defense as part of the 20182019 state budget, but it was removed. Hoylman blamed Republicans for the failure to advance any of the legislation. “We haven’t even finished marriage equality,” Hoylman said. “There’s some, whether technical or corrections to the marriage equality law that we can’t get brought to the floor of the Senate because of their bias against these bills.” Since his report was released in 2015, seven additional LGBT bills have been introduced in the state Legislature, all of which have similarly stalled. However, Hoylman said he hopes if Democrats manage to take the state Senate, the bills can finally pass. “It’s a shame that these types of fundamental human rights issues are partisan,” Hoylman said, “but apparently, that’s the way my Republican colleagues see it.”

“we haven’t even finished marriage equality. there’s some corrections to the marriage equality law that we can’t get brought to the floor of the senate because of their bias against these bills.” – state sen. brad hoylman


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N A POLITICAL ERA marked by increasingly sharp divisions and hyperpartisan debate, one refreshing exception to this trend has been the public’s softening stance on same‑sex marriage. In 2001, 57 percent of Americans opposed same-sex marriage, according to the Pew Research Center. By last year, religious-freedom-related backlash notwithstanding, a majority of people – 62 percent – said they support allowing gay people to marry. Going back nearly five decades to 1969, when the Stonewall riots erupted in New York City and spawned the gay rights movement, there were laws on the books across the country banning most homosexual activity, from cross‑dressing to dancing with members of the same sex. Being outed as gay could destroy a person’s career.

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Today, publicly identifying as LGBT is a much more mainstream act. For some public figures, being open about their sexual orientation or gender identity is still a daring political statement. For others, it simply boils down to being open about who they are, as everyday as a heterosexual talking about her husband. In this special issue, we recognize 50 people in the LGBT community who are key players in the world of New York politics and government. Since we cover politicians on a day-to-day basis,


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we limited this list to those who are not strictly in government but instead influence it from the outside. We partnered on this project with Benjamin Ryan, an editor at large at POZ magazine, where he covers the science of HIV. Ryan reached out to insiders and experts to compile this list, ranking each person based on their accomplishments, sway in political and policy matters, economic clout, philanthropic efforts, ties to powerful politicians and the constituencies they represent.

One goal in creating this list was to celebrate diversity, but it’s also worth noting that the people on it are predominantly white and male, with only one transgender person making the cut – an imbalance that simply reflects reality. We sought to balance that by presenting an additional – and more diverse – list of younger LGBT figures on the rise. As New York celebrates LGBT Pride Month, we’re pleased to present the Pride Power 50.

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E ONE WITH THE TARGET,” the actress and activist Mia Farrow once counseled her son Ronan. This motherly maxim was her map to professional higher ground: If in his work Farrow stayed focused on the goal, then he could weather the persecution and worry over personal ambition that may come with the territory. In pursuit of his goal of revealing the truth by giving a voice to the voiceless, this principled, tenacious and above all tireless – does he ever sleep? – newcomer to print media has sent shock waves through society. His exacting reporting on Harvey Weinstein’s horrifying alleged history of sexual harassment and assault secured the prestigious public service Pulitzer Prize for The New Yorker, along with The New York Times. Only 30 years old, Farrow is a New York City native and onetime child prodigy who became the youngest graduate of Bard College at 15, earned a law degree from Yale Law School at 21 and then went on to assist the famed diplomat Richard Holbrooke in the Obama administration’s State Department. Effective international relations work, as Farrow learned and recounts in his new best-selling tome, “War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence,” is slow, unglamorous work. As is long-form journalism, when conducted expertly. Now, in an age when the State Department and the media alike are under autocratic assault, Farrow has channeled his diplomatic savoir faire into investigative reporting. His articles, complemented by eloquent TV appearances, have helped upend traditional power structures, topple prominent bad actors, spawn the #MeToo movement and redeem the fourth estate as a pillar of democracy. Farrow has also helped reaffirm New York City as a vital media capital while forcing the industry to confront its own abusers as well as its long-standing failure to take people like Weinstein to task. Weinstein was, until a moment ago, a major New York City power player in the film and television industry as well as in theater, philanthropy and political fundraising. Not only did Farrow’s reporting help vaporize that influence and send the New York-based Weinstein Co. into bankruptcy, but the onetime MSNBC news program host’s first New Yorker article on Weinstein in October 2017 kick-started the recent criminal indictment against the once untouchable titan. Farrow’s astonishing subsequent body of work in the magazine has also helped lift the curtain on the alleged shady use of sexual-transgression-related hush money and other associated murky financial transactions on the part of two other New Yorkers, President Donald Trump and his lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen. As if that weren’t enough, the reporter’s recent bombshell exposé on then-state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s alleged ritualistic psychological and physical abuse of women dropped a guillotine blade on the star politician’s career and kicked off a scramble among local politicians to replace him, potentially changing the identity of the new governor to be elected in 2022.


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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, NEW YORK CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION

HANKS TO HER PIVOTAL ROLE in securing Bill de Blasio’s victory over Christine Quinn in the 2013 Democratic New York City mayoral primary, Valerie Berlin has cemented her place in the upper echelons of the New York City political power apparatus. This winsome principal at BerlinRosen, the public relations and strategic communications firm she co-founded in 2005, has held the mayor’s ear (not without controversy) throughout his tenure and aided his efforts to establish universal pre-K and the Vision Zero campaign. BerlinRosen is an in-demand hub for political counsel in New York. Local private sector clients include those in labor, nonprofits and foundations, and the corporate world. The company teamed up with the Service Employees International Union to advance the Fight for $15 minimum wage campaign. Berlin got her start as a staffer for the state Senate Democratic Conference under then-state Sen. David Paterson, and at the controversial community organizing group ACORN. She makes up half of a power couple through her marriage to Amy Rutkin, chief of staff to Rep. Jerrold Nadler.

S EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF the New York Civil Liberties Union since 2001, Donna Lieberman has been instrumental in pushing statewide criminal justice reforms. Successes under her watch include the deconstruction of excessive disciplinary policies at public schools; reforms to broken windows policing and the reining in of stop-and-frisk abuses by the NYPD; and improvements to conditions and access to counsel for those incarcerated in New York. The Harvard University alumna, who received her legal training at Rutgers University, scored her most celebrated LGBT-related victory through her co‑representation with Roberta Kaplan of Edie Windsor in the successful battle to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act through a 2013 U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Lieberman’s office has also scored notable advancements on behalf of the rights of women (fighting for paid family leave and access to reproductive health care), immigrants (protecting access to public schooling for children of immigrants) and farmworkers (pushing for the right to organize) as well as affordable housing (buttressing racial fairness in New York City affordable housing).

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HE BRASH NATIVE NEW YORKER is down, but most certainly not out, and constantly spawning buzz about whether she will run for office again. Since losing her New York City mayoral run to Bill de Blasio, the former City Council speaker has taken the helm of Win, a local nonprofit that provides housing and supportive services to homeless women and their children. Christine Quinn is no stranger to nonprofit leadership, having served as executive director of the New York City Anti‑Violence Project prior to her three terms in the council. Quinn, who was arguably the victim of being quoted out of context after she quipped that gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon was an “unqualified lesbian” (the “qualified lesbian” later apologized), has more than maintained her lefty bona fides and clout with the party brass in recent years as vice chairwoman of the state Democratic Committee, for one. She has also served as special adviser to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and has gone to bat for her longtime ally. She juices her visibility and fights the good fight through her work as a talking head on CNN.

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S PRESIDENT of the Ford Foundation, Darren Walker personifies influence. The $13 billion New York-based foundation grants about $600 million annually to advance human welfare worldwide. Born to a single mother in Louisiana, Walker got a boost from Head Start and later from Pell Grants. He began his career as a lawyer and investment banker before shifting to nonprofit work. As chief operating officer of the Harlem-based Abyssinian Development Corp., he worked to revitalize the neighborhood. He then leapfrogged to The Rockefeller Foundation and finally to Ford, ultimately assuming the presidency in 2013 – the same year he served on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s transition advisory team. To name a few of his extracurricular posts, Walker is on the Independent Commission on New York City Criminal Justice and Incarceration Reform, co-chairman of the Mayoral Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments and Markers and a board member of Carnegie Hall and Friends of the High Line. Formerly, he served on the boards of the New York City Ballet and Jon Stryker’s LGBT-focused Arcus Foundation.

N EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT at Pfizer Inc., Sally Susman is the chief lobbyist for the pharmaceutical giant, overseeing global communications and public affairs. Her duties include overseeing the company’s branding, governmental affairs, global policy and media relations. She also directs, or, rather, stiffens the resolve of the Viagra manufacturer’s political action committee and corporate responsibility group, and is vice chairwoman of the Pfizer Foundation, which promotes health care access as well as volunteer work among Pfizer’s employees. Susman got her feet wet in international trade work at the U.S. Department of Commerce during Bill Clinton’s administration – she was also a legislative assistant in the U.S. Senate from 1984 to 1990 – and then climbed the corporate ladder through vice president communications posts at American Express and Estée Lauder before landing at Pfizer in 2007. The daughter of Louis Susman, a onetime investment banker and ambassador to the United Kingdom (a post once held by John F. Kennedy’s tycoon father, Joseph P. Kennedy) and major Democratic fundraiser, Sally was herself a top bundler for Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

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INCE BECOMING PRESIDENT and CEO of The New York Women’s Foundation in 2006, Ana Oliveira has grown the nonprofit’s annual grant-making to support women and girls living in poverty from $1.7 million to $8 million in 2017. While maintaining her careerlong focus on incarceration, addiction and HIV, she has prompted the foundation to embrace a more expansive definition of gender and has invested more heavily in working with and on behalf of LGBT minorities. The São Paulo native was previously executive director of Gay Men’s Health Crisis, a position that followed work at Samaritan Village and the Osborne Association. Oliveira’s outside posts are extensive and include membership on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s transition advisory team and the Independent Commission on New York City Criminal Justice and Incarceration Reform. She is also a commissioner for the New York City Commission on Human Rights, sits on the board of Philanthropy New York and was on the advisory boards of the Museum of the City of New York and the New York City Independent Budget Office.

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S TEACHER WALKOUTS GAIN important concessions or simply raise awareness in a number of school districts and as Betsy DeVos flexes her muscles as U.S. education secretary, Randi Weingarten’s role as president of the American Federation of Teachers, a union representing 1.7 million educators and staffers, has been central to a raging national conversation. The first openly gay person to lead a national labor union when she was elected in 2008, this passionate and outspoken leftist prepared for the role by serving for 12 years as president of AFT Local 2, which covers 200,000 educators in New York City public schools. Weingarten has long kept LGBT issues as a part of the negotiating process on behalf of teachers at the city, state and federal levels, framing the effort as a matter of equality and fairness for all. While AFT may be headquartered in Washington, D.C., Weingarten maintains strong ties to New York, where she shares a home with her new wife, influential Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum. In recent years, she served on a state commission on education reform at Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s behest.

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HERE IS NO SHORTAGE of irony that those who decry a celebrity with no experience in government inhabiting the White House should support a TV star and political greenhorn for governor of New York. That aside, one word encapsulates the reason why this Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award-winning actress turned gubernatorial candidate has rapidly amassed the political power others spend a lifetime cultivating: leverage. As a kind of progressive magnet, this longtime education and women’s health activist has unsettled Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s largely centrist politics and drawn him leftward as he seeks to avoid a bruising primary, his eyes ever fixed on 2020. And so the curtain rises on the “Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Leftier” showstopping showdown. Cynthia Nixon visits the New York City Housing Authority? Cuomo declares a state of emergency at NYCHA and proposes a massive cash infusion. Nixon wants to legalize weed? Cuomo catches up with the high times. Nixon lambastes the Independent Democratic Conference? Cuomo brokers its dissolution.

ITH GOOGLE’S RECENT $2.4 billion acquisition of the Chelsea Market building, the behemoth has firmly established itself as a major engine of Manhattan’s booming tech economy. This move has lent greater importance to William Floyd, who as director of external affairs for Google New York manages the company’s statewide policy and regulatory efforts as well as its public affairs and community relations. A member of the New York City Economic Development Corp.’s board of directors, Floyd was behind Google’s recent $1 million donation to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center toward expanding the Stonewall National Monument. The Columbia University alumnus has a three-decade track record in government and community affairs at Verizon Communications Inc. and the New York Building Congress, and through various positions in city government, such as the 1989 New York City Charter Revision Commission. Floyd sits on the boards of the Vera Institute of Justice and the Citizens Budget Commission, and is president of the board of the Children’s Museum of the Arts.


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Emily Giske

Kristina Johnson

Charles O’Byrne

Jon Del Giorno

Partner, Bolton-St. Johns

Chancellor, State University of New York

Executive Vice President for Policy, Related Cos.

Partner, Pitta Bishop & Del Giorno LLC

Had she not gone all-in for Christine Quinn’s mayoral run in 2013, leaving her on the outs with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, this partner at lobbying firm Bolton-St. Johns would enjoy a loftier professional perch in the city. Nevertheless, her considerable influence and ability to sway legislation continues through her close ties with the governor in particular, not to mention her voluminous Rolodex as a vice chairwoman in the state Democratic Party.

Newly ascended to the helm of the sprawling State University of New York system, which serves 1.3 million students annually and employs more than 90,000 faculty and staff, Chancellor Kristina Johnson brings to the job a wealth of experience in the scientific and technology sector. An engineer and inventor, she holds over 100 patents. Boasting fine-tuned political skills and a growing relationship with Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Johnson was an undersecretary in the Obama administration’s Energy Department.

This veteran of the Paterson administration is a go-to guy for providing straight talk counsel sans sycophancy, making connections and getting dollars flowing for candidates and causes. A former Jesuit priest who officiated at John F. Kennedy Jr.’s wedding and presided over his funeral, Charles O’Byrne is a Hetrick-Martin Institute executive board member, steering committee member of the Association for a Better New York and the executive vice president for policy at Related Cos.

After spearheading both Christine Quinn’s and Melissa Mark-Viverito’s successful bids for New York City Council speaker, this founding partner of influential lobbying firm Pitta Bishop & Del Giorno came up short last year by backing Mark Levine, only to see Corey Johnson get the top spot. Nevertheless, Jon Del Giorno maintains strong ties in the City Council and with the mayor. He’s also known for repping various important unions, including the Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association.

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Partner, Kaplan & Co. LLP

This veteran of the Bloomberg administration and the Human Rights Campaign is a political strategist with a history of working in front of and behind the scenes on behalf of LGBT causes. A key player in the successful campaign for same-sex marriage in New York state in 2011, Brian Ellner also co-founded Athlete Ally, which promotes LGBT equality in sports. Today he exerts his influence as general manager for public affairs and issues advocacy at the powerhouse communications and marketing firm Edelman.

President of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union since 1998, Stuart Appelbaum holds strong influence, given New York’s considerable retail sector. After backing Christine Quinn for New York City mayor in 2013, he endorsed Bill de Blasio’s re-election and endorsed Gov. Andrew Cuomo even before Cynthia Nixon jumped into the race, calling for a united front in Albany. He’s also fought for paid sick leave and raising the minimum wage.

Once a year, Ethan Geto has his photo taken back to back with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to see who’s taller. Truth is, they’re about the same lofty height. A public affairs and strategic communications guru, this longtime political insider’s towering influence comes in no small part from his tight relationships with numerous power players; he can get just about anybody on the phone. He’s also a board member of the New York City AIDS Memorial.

Her obit opener is already engraved in gold: Roberta Kaplan is the civil rights attorney who got the Defense of Marriage Act struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court. A founding partner of Kaplan & Co. LLP, she knows and is beloved by everyone and generously supports the LGBT cause. Appointed to co-chair the Gay Men’s Health Crisis board in 2014, Kaplan has been instrumental in righting the nonprofit. Power couple alert: Her wife is Democratic Party activist Rachel Lavine.


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Jon Stryker

David Rich

Donald Capoccia

Adam Moss

Board President and Founder, Arcus Foundation

Executive Vice President, Greater New York Hospital Association

Managing Principal, BFC Partners

Editor-in-Chief, New York magazine

A billionaire heir to the medical supply firm Stryker Corp., which his grandfather founded, Jon Stryker is a top global funder of LGBT causes. The trained architect has funneled more than $500 million into the Arcus Foundation since 2000; and as founder and board president, he has shepherded the group in supporting LGBT human rights worldwide. Locally, he sits on the board of Friends of the High Line and also recently joined the storied ranks of the Museum of Modern Art trustees.

As executive vice president at the Greater New York Hospital Association, David Rich is responsible for lobbying and advocacy work for the more than 300 hospitals in the Northeast region that the group represents. He helped guide New York state through the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, including the expansion of Medicaid. The Columbia University graduate started out in Gov. Mario Cuomo’s administration and as an aide to U.S. Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan.

Well-connected with both Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Donald Capoccia is a managing principal at BFC Partners, where he develops public-private affordable housing projects, including LGBT‑focused endeavors. He sits on the Real Estate Board of New York and founded the New York State Association for Affordable Housing. A central player in amfAR’s recent financial imbroglio, he was among those effectively forced off the charity’s board.

Editor-in-chief of New York magazine since 2004, this publishing boy wonder – he cut his teeth at the Times Magazine – has ripened into middle age while keeping the glossy scrappy and relevant. The magazine may skew national, but Adam Moss has maintained a commitment to covering local politics – a president springing from our midst has made such boundaries more porous – and has top talent like Andrew Sullivan and LGBT ally Frank Rich speaking truth to power.

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R. Martin Chavez

Chris Coffey

Charles Myers

Senior Rabbi, Congregation Beit Simchat Torah

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

Managing Director, Tusk Strategies

Chairman, Signum Global Advisors

A wßnderkind ever on the rise, this son of Ed Koch’s chief of staff has headed up the New York practice of Tusk Strategies since 2012, where he’s masterminded local campaigns on behalf of clients such as the Times Square Alliance and, to famous success, Uber in its battle against New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. The Bloomberg administration vet may have come up short backing Christine Quinn for mayor, but he did help maneuver Corey Johnson into the council speakership.

This Obama and Clinton bundler – Hillary held her thank you party for campaign fat cats at his pad – is a veteran political adviser whose hand is on the spigot when candidates come calling. Close with New York City Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen since their days at Amherst College, Charles Myers, who is chairman and founder of Signum Global Advisors, has served as a board member on the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and is on the board of the uber-posh Central Park Conservancy.

Spiritual leader is too tepid a term to describe Sharon Kleinbaum. This senior rabbi at Congregation Beth Simchat Torah is revered as a beacon in the LGBT community thanks to her guidance during the AIDS crisis; her emphasis on social issues, including fighting for racial justice and protecting immigrants; and for participating in the #Resist movement. She is now basking in a power couple honeymoon phase after marrying American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten.

For an openly gay Latino man to sit in the C-suite of one of New York’s titanic financial firms is a Very. Big. Deal. Ascending to the chief financial officer position at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. last year, R. Martin Chavez leads by example, standing out and proud in his position and helping to liberalize Goldman’s stance on LGBT equality. With a Ph.D in medical information sciences from Stanford, he’s also a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine.

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Josh Meltzer

Wendy Stark

Charles King

Glennda Testone

New York Public Policy Director, Airbnb

Executive Director, Callen-Lorde Community Health Center

President and CEO, Housing Works

Love it or hate it, Airbnb has been one of the most significant disruptors to hit New York’s economy, padding local pockets but also apparently contributing to rising rents. As the vacation rental website’s head of public policy for New York, Josh Meltzer is driving the raging battle in Albany to secure its local footprint. Meltzer cut his teeth at Empire State Pride Agenda, advising Jon Stryker, and as then-state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s deputy chief of staff.

As executive director of CallenLorde Community Health Center, Wendy Stark is leading the beloved Manhattan-based nonprofit as it expands its reach into the Bronx and Brooklyn. Born out of the AIDS crisis, the organization has matured into the nation’s gold standard for providing culturally sensitive, affordable health and mental health care to LGBT individuals. Today, Callen-Lorde is an important research hub and stands at the vanguard of the city’s transgender care community.

This ordained minister shepherds some of New York City’s most vulnerable citizens as president and CEO of Housing Works, the thriving thrift-store-supported nonprofit that provides housing and other vital services to homeless and low-income people with HIV. A major player on the governor’s Ending the AIDS Epidemic Task Force, he secured a major commitment for housing in the governor’s budget. He also is a leader in the push for supervised injection sites for drug users.

Executive Director, The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center The first female executive director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, Glennda Testone has maintained its venerable place at the heart of the LGBT community. She oversaw the $9 million renovation of the West Village facility and has expanded the nonprofit’s services. Married to Jama Shelton, she is a member of Cuomo’s Ending the AIDS Epidemic Task Force, the Women’s Building Advisory Circle and the state LGBT Memorial Commission.

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Richard Socarides

Kelsey Louie

Jacquelyn Kilmer

Michael Adams

Head of Public Affairs, Gerson Lehrman Group Inc.

CEO, Gay Men’s Health Crisis

CEO, Harlem United

CEO, SAGE

As then-President Bill Clinton’s adviser on gay and lesbian rights, Richard Socarides broke new ground for gay visibility and influence in politics – this from the son of psychoanalyst Charles Socarides, a prominent proponent of conversion therapy. The onetime lawyer maintains a strong media presence on CNN and Bloomberg TV and through essays in The New Yorker. He is currently the global head of public affairs for Gerson Lehrman Group and a SUNY trustee appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

When Kelsey Louie was tapped for the CEO position at Gay Men’s Health Crisis in 2014, the world’s oldest HIV services organization was in crisis itself, plagued by mismanagement and bad press. Louie has taken a data-driven approach to getting GMHC back on its feet, securing the nonprofit’s vital place as a central player as both a service provider and HIV‑related policy advocate as New York City and state politicians seek to move closer to ending the epidemic by 2020.

As CEO of the HIV services organization Harlem United since 2015, Jacquelyn Kilmer holds a vital place in the city’s fight against the epidemic, considering the high rates of the virus among AfricanAmericans. The former Denver law firm partner joined the nonprofit in 2010 as director of special projects and swiftly ascended through the ranks. During her time at the helm, Harlem United, which serves more than 16,000 New Yorkers, has opened a new, state-of-the-art health care facility on 133rd Street.

As the LGBT population ages, including those living into old age with HIV thanks to effective treatment, Michael Adams’ role as CEO of SAGE, the national advocacy and service organization for LGBT seniors, is steadily assuming greater importance. Adams is a go-to guy when politicos need to confer about LGBT senior‑related concerns. The nonprofit is partnering with Donald Capoccia and BFC Partners to develop New York City’s first subsidized housing site for LGBT seniors.

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Carl Siciliano

Ken Mehlman

Thomas Krever

David Kilmnick

Executive Director, Ali Forney Center

Global Head of Public Affairs, KKR & Co. L.P.

CEO, Hetrick-Martin Institute

President and CEO, The LGBT Network

Since founding the Ali Forney Center in 2002, Carl Siciliano has grown the nonprofit into the nation’s premier service provider for homeless LGBT youth. Named a White House Champion of Change by then-President Barack Obama, he’s known to ruffle feathers by going it alone and has challenged religious institutions to support his cause. Recently, he went off message in the homeless advocacy community by pushing New York City Hall for more homeless youth support, even after a huge recent boost in city funds.

The Republican remains in gay purgatory, most notably due to the use of same-sex marriage as a wedge issue during the 2004 Bush-Cheney presidential campaign, which he managed. Nevertheless, Ken Mehlman has been influential in LGBT politics since coming out in 2010 and has certainly done penance, including by opening his checkbook, advocating for same-sex marriage, and, recently, through establishing a social-good impact investing venture at KKR & Co. L.P.

When policymakers want to craft proposals for LGBT youth services, Thomas Krever is the man to provide them wise counsel. As CEO of the Hetrick-Martin Institute, the nation’s largest LGBT youth services nonprofit, he directs programming for at-risk youth as well as outreach to thousands of other young people in need. HMI is among 15 organizations to share the $30 million recently made available by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for mental health services.

For a quarter century, David Kilmnick has led what is now the LGBT Network, a consortium of Long Island nonprofits. Recent efforts to expand into New York City, including opening an LGBT center in Long Island City and planning a location in the Bronx, have rankled some who criticize him as an outsider who doesn’t reflect local demographics. A source of wisdom on Long Island LGBT concerns for politicos and business leaders, he spearheaded the New York Mets’ Pride Night.

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Peter Staley

Louis Bradbury

Melissa Sklarz

David Mixner

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A veteran of ACT UP and co-founder of its offshoot, Treatment Action Group, Peter Staley has honed a highly effective style of arm-twisting diplomacy on behalf of the HIV cause. He was an architect of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 2015 blueprint on ending the AIDS epidemic and was also instrumental in pressuring the state Attorney General’s Charities Bureau to force Kenneth Cole from the amfAR board due to the charity’s troubled series of financial transactions with Harvey Weinstein.

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Louis Bradbury is a member of A well-connected lion of the LGBT Brock Capital Group LLC and A pioneer in the transgender rights movement, this longtime civil rights was previously CEO of Revere movement, Melissa Sklarz has activist and political operative Copper & Brass. His efforts as a served for decades in the trenches has a record that stretches back philanthropist included serving of community boards, Democratic to partnering with Harvey Milk to on the board of Gay Men's Health clubs and progressive advocacy, battle the Briggs Initiative against Crisis during the 1990s, eventually and now is finally running for an gay teachers and later combating & Clark, a premier Government is dedicated as president; onShenker the boardRusso of Assembly seat in Queens. Sklarz, Affairs theLaw pushFirm, to quarantine people Empire State PridetoAgenda from became the first transgender withmeasurable AIDS. One of the founders your success bywho delivering responsive service and results. 2011 through 2014; and more New Yorker elected to office in of the first gay political action Founded to as thea changing political in New we& are recently as board presidentinofresponse 1999, judicial delegate in thelandscape committee andYork, the Gay Lesbian The Calamus Foundation, which 66th Assembly District, helped Victory Fund, David Mixner is problem solvers and skilled to navigate the government and political process. supports HIV and LGBT services, secure transgender civil rights also a prolific writer and has including organizations such as protections from Gov. Andrew staged his trilogy of monologues SAGE and the Ali Forney Center. Cuomo’s administration. to benefit LGBT causes.

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Mario Mitchell Palumbo Jr. Draizin

John Gallagher

Political Consultant

Partner, Millennium Partners

Political Donor

Partner, Mercury Public Affairs

This consultant has a couple of blights by association on his résumé: He worked on finance operations for Eric Schneiderman’s 2010 run for state attorney general and was a staffer for Anthony Weiner’s New York City mayoral bid. That aside, David Mansur is a man on the make, attracting top clients, such as former New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito. He recently raised, pro bono, nearly $100,000 for TransPAC, which pushes for transgender rights legislation.

A partner at powerhouse real estate developer Millennium Partners, Mario Palumbo Jr. has received accolades for driving the LGBT Center’s recent $9 million capital campaign. This son of a Democratic state senator and state attorney general in West Virginia is on the Real Estate Board of New York and is chairman of the board of Friends of The High Line, having been instrumental in transforming the abandoned railway into today’s public park – prompting a West Side real estate boom.

Founder and president of Longview Capital Advisors, Mitchell Draizin is a donor, bundler and political relationship builder who has guided many gay rising stars, including New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson and Council members Carlos Menchaca and Ritchie Torres. Draizin cofounded the Bronx LGBTQ Center, co-founded the CUNY LGBTQI Student Leadership Program and sits on Hunter College’s advisory board for its LGBT Social Science & Public Policy Center.

A consultant on media relations, government relations and crisis communications, John Gallagher recently handled public affairs outreach behind LaGuardia Gateway Partners’ pursuit of the LaGuardia Airport revamp. Having honed his skills as a spokesman for then-New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration and various state senators, this former Empire State Pride Agenda board member harnesses his political know-how to advise LGBT organizations on their agendas.

Allen Roskoff

Joe McMillan

Ann Northrop

Andy Humm

President, Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club

Chairman and CEO, DDG

Co-Host and Co-Executive Producer, "Gay USA"

Co-Host and Co-Executive Producer, "Gay USA"

A veteran LGBT activist and progressive political organizer for the past five decades who has served a storied roster of politicos, including Mario Cuomo and David Dinkins, Allen Roskoff exerts his influence with notoriously strident force. He has long ruled the roost at the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club, a progressive politics stop in the LGBT political club circuit. Those who dare cross him risk depiction in his holiday card, in which he lambastes adversaries through unflattering caricatures.

As chairman and CEO of DDG, Joe McMillan has overseen the real estate firm’s massive expansion since its founding in 2009 to today’s $2.5 billion portfolio. The company now has offices in three cities and has an ever-expanding footprint in New York City. An Army veteran, McMillan got his start on Wall Street in private equity and hedge funds and is now on the boards of the Real Estate Board of New York and the Municipal Art Society of New York.

There’s a good chance you’ll see Ann Northrop at any major LGBT street protest or community meeting. The former network TV producer has been making continuous waves since she taught the ACT UP activists how to drop a juicy soundbite during the height of the AIDS crisis. Today, she’s part of a movement seeking to put the activist bent back into the New York City LGBT Pride March and continues cohosting her long-running news show, “Gay USA.”

Since the 1970s, Andy Humm has used the blended role of LGBT activist and journalist to become a vital community voice. He has been a spokesman for the Coalition for Lesbian and Gay Rights, a New York City Commission on Human Rights commissioner, director of education at the Hetrick-Martin Institute and has co-hosted the news program “Gay USA” since 1985. He was a part of the quarter‑century push that finally got LGBT people accepted into the St. Patrick’s Day parade last year.


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These 10 people in the LGBT community have begun to make a name for themselves in New York’s political world – and each of them has plenty of potential to make their mark in the years ahead.

Gabriel Blau

Eric Lesh

Co-founder, Equality New York

Executive Director, The LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York

In the wake of Empire State Pride Agenda’s dissolution after same-sex marriage was passed, Gabriel Blau co-founded Equality New York, an advocacy group that carries the torch in the statewide fight for LGBT rights. During its Albany advocacy day, gay state Sen. Brad Hoylman held up Blau’s legislative platform and wryly proclaimed, “This is the gay agenda!” A former head of the Family Equality Council, Blau is currently enrolled in Columbia University’s executive MBA program.

Tapped as one of the 40 Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 by the National LGBT Bar Association, Eric Lesh is the executive director of The LGBT Bar Association and Foundation of Greater New York (LeGaL). Both at LeGaL and at Lambda Legal, he has worked to combat LGBT bias and discrimination in the legal system. Boasting a law degree from Hofstra Law School, Lesh also comes armed with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts and is known for his theatrical flair.

Bianey Garcia

Jason Walker

Shelby Chestnut Julian Kline

Queens LGBTQIA Justice Organizer, Make the Road New York

HIV/AIDS Campaign Coordinator, Voices of Community Activists & Leaders New York

National Organizing and Policy Strategist, Transgender Law Center

Senior Vice President, Bolton-St. Johns

Jason Walker is an activist and grass-roots organizer at VOCAL-NY, a rental assistance program benefiting New Yorkers with HIV outside of New York City. As the HIV/AIDS campaign coordinator, he has been a leading voice in the call for supervised injection sites in New York City, and has helped secure more generous and widely available housing benefits to HIV-positive homeless New Yorkers.

The national organizing and policy strategist at the Transgender Law Center is a gender-nonconforming, two-spirit Brooklynite who goes by they/them pronouns and is a member of the Assiniboine Nation in their native Montana. Shelby Chestnut cut their teeth as director of community organizing and public advocacy at the New York City Anti-Violence Project, where they ramped up the group’s focus on transgender people within its local, state and national advocacy on behalf of LGBT survivors of violence.

Julian Kline is a senior vice president at Bolton-St. Johns, which recently ranked third in compensation among state lobbyists and where he boasts Emily Giske as a mentor. He hustles in Albany, New York City Hall and statewide on behalf of a portfolio of clients that includes tech, nonprofits, homeless services providers, higher education and civil rights organizations. A West Village native, Kline got his start as a staffer at the Meatpacking District Improvement Association, a nonprofit neighborhood business alliance.

Adrian Ogle

Chase Strangio

Rose Christ

Jama Shelton

New York Regional Director, Lambda Legal

Staff Attorney, ACLU LGBT & HIV Project

Government Relations Principal, Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies

Assistant Professor, Silberman School of Social Work, Hunter College

The New York regional director at the nonprofit Lambda Legal, Adrian Ogle fights for the civil rights of LGBT and HIV-positive New Yorkers though public policy and advocacy as well as development and communications efforts. Previously, he served as Lambda’s national events manager, overseeing more than 80 events that raised some $5 million annually. His long history of special events coordination includes work at the Hetrick-Martin Institute, SAGE and the LGBT Community Center.

This Northeastern University School of Law graduate is a staff attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union’s LGBT & HIV Project in New York City, where he litigates cases, lobbies governmental bodies and engages in public education nationwide. Locally, he has spent the past decade working to improve state prisons and city jails as well as access to gender-affirming state-issued IDs. Prior to his time at the ACLU, he was director of prisoner justice initiatives at the Sylvia Rivera Law Project.

A government relations principal at Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies, Rose Christ maintains her legacy of supporting nonprofit organizations as she pulls New York City and state levers on behalf of an array of clients. She recently helped secure city funds to support the expansion of the Alvin Ailey dance studios and for City Parks Foundation programming. An executive board member of the Stonewall Democratic Club, she has mobilized the group to organize large LGBT rights rallies in response to President Donald Trump.

A national authority on homelessness among LGBT youth, Jama Shelton works as an assistant professor of social work at Hunter College and as chief strategy officer for the True Colors Fund. Shelton, who identifies as transgender nonbinary and opts for they/them pronouns, knows of which they speak: Kicked out of the house after coming out as a lesbian after college, they spent many subsequent years struggling with housing and poverty, but ultimately secured a Ph.D from Hunter.

The onetime undocumented immigrant who fled transphobia in her native Mexico at the age of 15 is now a proud green card holder and was the first transgender Latina grand marshal of the Queens Pride Parade. As the LGBTQIA justice organizer at the pro-immigrant nonprofit Make the Road New York, Bianey Garcia uses her own experiences with discrimination, sex trafficking and imprisonment to push for protections and improvements for transgender and gender-nonconforming people.


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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF 257-263 W 34TH STREET JV LLC. ARTS OF ORG. FILED WITH NY SECY O F STATE (SSNY) ON 5/15/18. OFFICE LOCATION: NEW YORK COUNTY. SSNY IS DESIGNATED AS AGENT OF LLC UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST IT MAY BE SERVED. SSNY SHALL MAIL PROCESS TO: 7 MERCER ST, FL. 2, NY, NY 10013. PURPOSE: ANY LAWFUL ACTIVITY. Notice of Formation of TMV 1, LLC. Arts of Org. Filed with Secy. of State of NY 4/27/2018. Ofc Loc.: Richmond Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to The LLC, 80 Canal St, Staten Island, NY 10314. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of YM5 LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/11/18. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Mark Armenante, 3450 Washington St., San Francisco, CA 94118. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of SBPFTF LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/22/18. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 45 Broadway, Ste 3010, NY, NY 10006. Purpose: any lawful activity. OTAN RE LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 05/31/2018. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Emilio Mora, 14 East 80th St., 3A, NY, NY 10017. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. CORPORATE SUITES 6, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY 10/10/2002. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 1180 Avenue of the Americas, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10036. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Notice of Formation of 744 Park Place Sponsor LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/25/18. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Highpoint Property Group, 20 West 22nd St., Ste. 1601, NY, NY 10010, Attn: Drew Popkin. Purpose: any lawful activities.

NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF COATUE PE ASIA XX LLC APPL. FOR AUTH. FILED WITH SECY. OF STATE OF NY (SSNY) ON 04/26/18. OFFICE LOCATION: NY COUNTY. LLC FORMED IN DELAWARE (DE) ON 04/24/18. PRINC. OFFICE OF LLC: ONE BATTERY PARK PLAZA, NY, NY 10004. SSNY DESIGNATED AS AGENT OF LLC UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST IT MAY BE SERVED. SSNY SHALL MAIL PROCESS TO THE LLC, ATTN: PHILIPPE LAFFONT, 9 W. 57TH ST., 25TH FL., NY, NY 10019. 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 PALISENO CONSULTING, LLC. Articles of Org filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/08/2018. Office located in Richmond County. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC to: Paliseno Consulting, LLC, 74 Whitewood Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301. Purpose: Any lawful activity or purpose. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF Katy Pfaffl Studio LLC. Articles of Organization filed with SSNY on 2/26/18. Office: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o United States Corporation, 7014 13th Avenue Suite 202, Brooklyn NY 11228. The principal business address of LLC is 1841 Broadway Suite 812, NY NY 10023. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity. Notice of Formation of JAK Manhattan LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/24/18. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 16 W. 16th St, Apt 9KN, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity.

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF CHURCHILL W 34TH PREF LLC. ARTS OF ORG. FILED WITH NY SECY OF STATE (SSNY) ON 5/15/18. OFFICE LOCATION: NEW YORK COUNTY. SSNY IS DESIGNATED AS AGENT OF LLC UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST IT MAY BE SERVED. SSNY SHALL MAIL PROCESS TO: 7 MERCER ST, FL. 2, NY, NY 10013. PURPOSE: ANY LAWFUL ACTIVITY.

NOTICE OF FORMATION of ECONOMIC SERVICE EXPERTS, LLC. Arts of Org filed with SSNY on 1/22/2018. NY County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 125 Allen St. NY, NY 10002. Purpose: Any lawful act. LEGAL

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Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company (“LLC”). Name: Edwin’s Place Developer LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of the State of New York (“SSNY”) on April 27, 2018. N.Y. office location: New York County. The SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to Edwin’s Place Developer LLC, c/o Breaking Ground II Housing Development Fund Corporation, 505 Eighth Avenue, 5th Floor, New York, New York 10018. LITTLE LION’S DEN CHILD CARE, LLC. FILED WITH SSNY 03/06/2018. OFFICE LOC: NY COUNTY. SSNY HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AS AGENT UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST LLC MAY BE SERVED. SSNY SHALL MAIL PROCESS TO: THE LLC, ATTN: PAMELA DELEON, 521 WEST 162ND STREET #GARDEN, NEW YORK, NY, 10032. PURPOSE: ANY LAWFUL PURPOSE. Notice of Qualification of DSC MERIDIAN CREDIT OPPORTUNITIES ONSHORE FUND LP. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/29/18. Office location: New York County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 3/19/18. SSNY shall mail process to: 888 7th Ave, Fl. 27, NY, NY 10106. 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 Qualification of WORLDQUANT PREDICTIVE TECHNOLOGIES LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/26/18. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 3/16/18. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: c/o The Corporation Trust Company, 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes.


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June 11, 2018 Notice of Qualification of Noah Gopher Capital Advisors, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/4/18. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/13/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 75 Rockefeller Plz., Ste 18B, 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 limited liability company (LLC). Name: 4218 FORT HAMILTON PARKWAY HOLDER LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 4/24/2018. Office location: New York County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: c/o The LLC, 256 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10026. Purpose: any lawful purpose. CORE TONICS, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY 04/23/2018. Office loc: WESTCHESTER County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, Attn: Mark Emmerich, 118 Lee Ave, Yonkers, NY 10705. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.

NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF COATUE PE ASIA XIX LLC APPL. FOR AUTH. FILED WITH SECY. OF STATE OF NY (SSNY) ON 04/26/18. OFFICE LOCATION: NY COUNTY. LLC FORMED IN DELAWARE (DE) ON 04/24/18. PRINC. OFFICE OF LLC: ONE BATTERY PARK PLAZA, NY, NY 10004. SSNY DESIGNATED AS AGENT OF LLC UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST IT MAY BE SERVED. SSNY SHALL MAIL PROCESS TO THE LLC, ATTN: PHILIPPE LAFFONT, 9 W. 57TH ST., 25TH FL., NY, NY 10019. 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 Bespoke Psychology, LLC. Arts of Org filed with Secy of State of NY (SSNY) 2/21/18. Office loc: NY County. SSNY designated agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to LLC: 906 Amsterddam Ave., Apt 4C, NY, NY 10025. Purpose: Any lawful act.

95 MADISON REALTY LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 04/23/2018. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 95 Madison Street Apt 2B, NY, NY 10002. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Notice of Formation of Overhill CAT, 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: 815 King St, Port Chester, NY 10573. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Qualification of M.H. Davidson & Co. 520 GP LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 1/25/18. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in DE on 11/17/17. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP, 520 Madison Ave., 30th Fl., NY, NY 10022, principal business address. DE address of LLC: Cogency Global Inc., 850 New Burton Rd., Ste. 201, Dover, DE 19904. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of Herzberg PLLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/8/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 123 W. 93rd St, Ste 1G, NY, NY 10025. Purpose: Law. Notice of Qualification of M.H. Davidson & Co. 520 LP. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 1/25/18. Office location: NY County. LP formed in DE on 11/20/17. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP, 520 Madison Ave., 30th Fl., NY, NY 10022, principal business address. DE address of LP: Cogency Global Inc., 850 New Burton Rd., Ste. 201, Dover, DE 19904. Name/address of genl. ptr. available from NY Sec. of State. Cert. of LP filed with DE Sec. of State, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of New York CRRC Sifang-Kawasaki Rail Car LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/19/18. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to New York CRRC Sifang-Kawasaki Rail Car LLC, 29 Wells Avenue, Building 4, Yonkers, New York 10701. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity. .

Notice of Formation of Transitional Care Medical Services PLLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/28/16. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: POB 286500, NY, NY 10128. Purpose: Medicine. Notice of Qualification of HMHB LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/30/18. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 4/24/18. 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. 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 TitoCity285 LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/10/18. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Qualification of BeaconLight Balanced Fund, LP Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/25/18. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 04/24/18. Princ. office of LP: 350 Madison 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 c/o Beaconlight GP LLC, Attn: Ed Bosek 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 Qualification of PARALLAXES CAPITAL OPPORTUNITY FUND I G.P., L.P. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/5/18. Office location: New York County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 9/20/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. 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 Qualification of CASA PARTNERS VIII INVESTORS, LP Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/25/18. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 04/03/18. 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, 730 Third Ave., NY, NY 10017. 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, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of 1301 438 LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/17/18. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: PO Box 1264 14th St. Station, NY, NY 10009. Purpose: any lawful activities.

Notice of Formation of GatewayUSA LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 4/19/18. Office location: NY County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce, Inc., 570 Lexington Ave., 20th Fl., NY, NY 10022. Purpose: all lawful purposes.

Notice of Qualification of PARALLAXES CAPITAL OPPORTUNITY FUND I, L.P. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/5/18. Office location: New York County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 9/20/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. 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 Qualification of U.S. BANCORP FUND SERVICES, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/20/18. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Wisconsin (WI) on 9/30/98. 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. WI address of LLC: 615 E. Michigan St, Milwaukee, WI 53202. Cert. of Formation filed with WI Secy of State, 201 W. Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53703. 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 AM PM Medical Urgent Care Services PLLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/28/16. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: POB 286500, NY, NY 10128. Purpose: Medicine . Public Notice Notice is hereby given, pursuant to law, that the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs will hold a public hearing on WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2018 AT 2:00 P.M. at 42 Broadway, 5th floor, on a petition for 1016 AMSTERDAM AVE LLC to ESTABLISH, MAINTAIN, AND OPERATE an unenclosed sidewalk cafe at 1012 AMSTERDAM AVE 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 FORMATION OF 257-263 W 34TH MEZZ LLC. ARTS OF ORG. FILED WITH NY SECY OF STATE (SSNY) ON 5/15/18. OFFICE LOCATION: NEW YORK COUNTY. SSNY IS DESIGNATED AS AGENT OF LLC UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST IT MAY BE SERVED. SSNY SHALL MAIL PROCESS TO: 7 MERCER ST, FL. 2, NY, NY 10013. PURPOSE: ANY LAWFUL ACTIVITY.

LEGALNOTICES@ CITYANDSTATENY.COM Notice of Formation of EMEA GROUP LLC filed with SSNY on 4/23/2016. Office: NY County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 58 FOREST AVE, NEW ROCHELLE, NEW YORK, 10804. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Notice of Qualification of Taurus Top Liquidity Fund LP. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/20/18. Office location: New York County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 4/9/18. SSNY is designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 140 Broadway, Ste 4665, NY, NY 10005. 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.

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Notice of Qualification of PWP DYNAMIC MULTIASSET FUND GP LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/07/18. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 05/02/18. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 767 Fifth Ave., NY, NY 10153. 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 ONE BROADWAY OWNER, LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/04/18. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 04/24/18. Princ. office of LLC: c/o Midtown Equities LLC, 141 5th Ave., 2nd Fl., NY, NY 10010. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of Yanni’s Coffee Company, LLC. Arts of Org filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) 2/6/18. Office loc: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Yanni’s Coffee Company, LLC, 201 E. 21st St, Apt. 6B, NY, NY 10010. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

Notice of Qualification of Qu Core, LLC. Appl. for Auth. filed with NY Dept. of State on 2/14/18. Office location: New York County. NY Sec. of State designated agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served, and shall mail process to Vanguard Corporate Services Ltd, 307 Hamilton St, Albany, NY 12210. DE addr. of LLC Corporate Creations Network Inc, 3411 Silverside Rd, Ste 104, Tatnall Bldg, Wilmington, DE 19810. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901 on 8/22/17. Purpose: any lawful activity. JEFFRIES MARKETING, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY 04/09/18. Office loc: NY County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, Attn: Dorothy Jeffries, 10 River Rd, Ste 11D, NY, NY 10044. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.


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Notice of Qualification of PARALLAXES CAPITAL OPPORTUNITY FUND I G.P. HOLDINGS, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/5/18. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 9/20/17. 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. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Qualification of PARALLAXES CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/5/18. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 2/16/17. 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. Purpose: any lawful activity . NOTICE OF Qualification of Katrina McGhee Enterprises LLC filed with Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/29/2018. Office loc: NY County. LLC formed in TX on 3/27/12. SSNY designated agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to: 435 W 23rd St, Ste 1BB, NY, NY 10011. Principal business address: 400 Chambers St, PHF, NY, NY 10282. Cert of LLC filed with Secy of State of TX loc: 1019 Brazos St., Austin, TX 78701. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Qualification of Davidson Kempner Long/ Short Equity U.S. Fund LP. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 4/11/18. Name subsequently amended to Davidson Kempner U.S. Long/Short Equity Fund LP. Office location: NY County. LP formed in DE on 4/9/18. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP, 520 Madison Ave., 30th Fl., NY, NY 10022, principal business address. DE address of LP: Cogency Global Inc., 850 New Burton Rd., Ste. 201, Dover, DE 19904. Name/address of genl. ptr. available from NY Sec. of State. Cert. of LP filed with DE Sec. of State, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity.

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Notice of Qualification of Sunset Cove Solutions, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/23/18. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 3/8/18. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 425 Madison Ave, Fl. 19, NY, NY 10017. 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 DSC MERIDIAN CAPITAL LP. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/29/18. Office location: New York County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 10/5/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 888 7th Ave, Fl. 27, NY, NY 10106. 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 QUALIFICATION OF QUALITY BRANDS MANAGEMENT GROUP, LLC APPL. FOR AUTH. FILED WITH SECY. OF STATE OF NY (SSNY) ON 05/08/18. OFFICE LOCATION: NY COUNTY. LLC FORMED IN DELAWARE (DE) ON 03/28/18. PRINC. OFFICE OF LLC: 134 SPRING ST., STE. 703, NY, NY 10012. SSNY DESIGNATED AS AGENT OF LLC UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST IT MAY BE SERVED. SSNY SHALL MAIL PROCESS TO THE LLC AT THE PRINC. OFFICE OF THE LLC. DE ADDR. OF LLC: C/O CORPORATION SERVICE CO., 251 LITTLE FALLS DR., WILMINGTON, DE 19808. CERT. OF FORM. FILED WITH SECY. OF STATE, 401 FEDERAL ST., STE. 4, DOVER, DE 19901. PURPOSE: ANY LAWFUL ACTIVITY.

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF VACCARO PRODUCTIONS, LLC FILED WITH SSNY ON DECEMBER 11, 2007. OFFICE: WESTCHESTER COUNTY. SSNY DESIGNATED AGENT OF LLC UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST IT MAY BE SERVED. SSNY SHALL MAIL COPY OF PROCESS TO LLC: 29 PLYMOUTH AVENUE YONKERS, NY. PURPOSE: ANY LAWFUL ACT OR ACTIVITY.

Notice of Qualification of Taurus Crypto Asset Management LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/18/18. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 4/9/18. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 140 Broadway, Ste 4665, NY, NY 10005. 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 YBL LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/7/18. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 895 Park Ave, Apt 5C, NY, NY 10075. Purpose: any lawful activity. JJR Technology Services, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY 04/24/18. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, Attn: Jeffrey Polikoff 444 East 86th Street 29D, New York, NY 10028. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.

NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF ANTARA CAPITAL LP APPL. FOR AUTH. FILED WITH SECY. OF STATE OF NY (SSNY) ON 05/08/18. OFFICE LOCATION: NY COUNTY. LP FORMED IN DELAWARE (DE) ON 03/07/18. 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, 500 FIFTH AVE., STE. 2320, NY, NY 10110. 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 THE SECY. OF STATE OF THE STATE OF DE, DEPT. OF STATE, DIV. OF CORPS., JOHN TOWNSEND BLDG., DOVER, DE 19901. PURPOSE: ANY LAWFUL ACTIVITY.

Notice of Qualification of DSC MERIDIAN GP LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/29/18. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 3/19/18. SSNY shall mail process to: 888 7th Ave, Fl. 27, NY, NY 10106. 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

KEY MARKETING STRATEGIES LLC ARTS. OF ORG. FILED WITH SSNY ON 2/20/18. OFFICE: N Y COUNTY. SSNY DESIGNATED AS THE AGENT OF THE LLC UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST IT MAY BE SERVED. SSNY SHALL MAIL PROCESS TO LLC: 1 GRACIE TERRACE, 14B, NEW YORK, NY, 10028. PURPOSE: ANY LAWFUL PURPOSE.

1994 KFC, LLC is seeking benefits for the properties located at, 1992 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY Block 1339 Lots 49,52,54,55 under the (ICIP) Industrial and Commercial Incentive Program administered by the New York City Department of Finance. Any persons having information concerning the eligibility of this applicant to participate in the program, or any act of arson or harassment committed by the applicant, may submit such information to ICIP 59 Maiden Lane. 22nd Fl. New York, NY 10038 or Exemptionspolicy@ f i n a n c e . n y c . g o NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF THE SALES & MARKETING THINK TANK LLC. AUTHORITY FILED WITH NY SECY OF STATE (SSNY) ON 3/29/18. OFFICE LOCATION: NEW YORK COUNTY. LLC FORMED IN DELAWARE (DE) ON 10/27/17. SSNY IS DESIGNATED AS AGENT OF LLC UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST IT MAY BE SERVED. SSNY SHALL MAIL PROCESS TO: 708 3RD AVE, FL. 6, NY, NY 10017. DE ADDRESS OF LLC: 1201 ORANGE ST, STE 600, 1 COMMERCE CTR, WILMINGTON, DE 19801. 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 MW Loan 1, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 3/30/18. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 17 State St., NY, NY 10004. LLC formed in DE on 8/2/17. 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: c/o Corp1, Inc., 28 Old Rudnick Ln., Dover, DE 19901. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity.

CANVAS, INK LLC. ART. OF ORG. FILED WITH THE SSNY ON 05/04/18. OFFICE: WESTCHESTER COUNTY. SSNY DESIGNATED AS AGENT OF THE LLC UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST IT MAY BE SERVED. SSNY SHALL MAIL COPY OF PROCESS TO THE LLC, QIN RUAN, 353 BOULEVARD, SCARSDALE, NY 10583. PURPOSE: ANY LAWFUL PURPOSE.

FASTTWITCH GROUP LLC, ARTS. OF ORG. FILED WITH THE SSNY ON 02/28/2018. OFFICE LOC: NY COUNTY. SSNY HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AS AGENT UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST THE LLC MAY BE SERVED. SSNY SHALL MAIL PROCESS TO: THE LLC, 244 FIFTH AVE., STE A273, NY, NY 10001. REG AGENT: JOSE A. CHAVEZ, 244 FIFTH AVE., STE A273, NY, NY 10001. PURPOSE: ANY LAWFUL PURPOSE. RIGHTHAND OF THE CITADEL, LLC. FILED WITH SSNY 05/11/2018. OFFICE LOC: NY COUNTY. SSNY HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AS AGENT UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST LLC MAY BE SERVED. SSNY SHALL MAIL PROCESS TO: THE LLC, ATTN: DENNIS ASKINS III, 1900 LEXINGTON AVENUE 14B, NY N.Y 10035. PURPOSE: ANY LAWFUL PURPOSE. Notice of Formation of The Estate of Arthur Dove LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 6/1/18. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 745 5th Ave, Fl. 5, NY, NY 10151. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of Joseph Dayan LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 1/22/18. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 40 E. 78th St, Ste 6-F, NY, NY 10075. Purpose: any lawful activity.

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Notice of Formation of PHILIPS CHURCH STREET I LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/29/18. Office location: NY County. 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.

Public Notice Notice is hereby given, pursuant to law, that the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs will hold a public hearing on WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 2018 AT 2:00 P.M. at 42 Broadway, 5th floor, on a petition for AVE B BUON GUSTO CORP. to ESTABLISH, MAINTAIN, AND OPERATE an unenclosed sidewalk cafe at 76 AVENUE B 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

Public Notice Notice is hereby given, pursuant to law, that the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs will hold a public hearing on WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 2018 AT 2:00 P.M. at 42 Broadway, 5th floor, on a petition for GREEN 84, LLC to ESTABLISH, MAINTAIN, AND OPERATE an unenclosed sidewalk cafe at 1619 2ND AVE 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

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, PURSUANT TO LAW, THAT THE NYC DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 2018 AT 2:00 P.M. AT 42 BROADWAY, 5TH FLOOR, ON A PETITION FOR MAXVER LLC TO ESTABLISH, MAINTAIN, AND OPERATE AN SMALL UNENCLOSED SIDEWALK CAFÉ AT 461 W 23RD ST IN THE BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN FOR A TERM OF TWO YEARS. REQUEST FOR COPIES OF THE REVOCABLE CONSENT AGREEMENT MAY BE ADDRESSED TO: DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS, ATTN: FOIL OFFICER, 42 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NY 10004.


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Notice is hereby given, pursuant to law, that the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs will hold a public hearing on WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 2018 AT 2:00 P.M. at 42 Broadway, 5th floor, on a petition for GRAMERCY FARMER & THE FISH LLC to ESTABLISH, MAINTAIN, AND OPERATE an unenclosed sidewalk cafe at 245 PARK AVE S in the Borough of Manhattan for a term of two years.

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to law, that the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs will hold a public hearing on WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 2018 AT 2:00 P.M. at 42 Broadway, 5th floor, on a petition for SEINFELD SQUARED LLC to ESTABLISH, MAINTAIN, AND OPERATE an unenclosed sidewalk cafe at 938 Amsterdam Ave., NYC, NY 10025 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

JJR Technology Services, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY 04/24/18. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, Attn: Jeffrey Polikoff 444 East 86th Street 29D, New York, NY 10028. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.

Public Notice Notice is hereby given, pursuant to law, that the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs will hold a public hearing on WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 2018 AT 2:00 P.M. at 42 Broadway, 5th floor, on a petition for SERAFINA TRIBECA RESTAURANT LLC to ESTABLISH, MAINTAIN, AND OPERATE an unenclosed sidewalk cafe at 95 WEST BROADWAY, NY, NYC 10007 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 IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A LICENSE, SERIAL # 3161129 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 1009 N FRANKLIN ST WATKINS GLEN, NY 14891. SCHUYLER COUNTY, FOR ON PREMISE CONSUMPTION. GUEST SERVICES MANAGEMENT LLC

REQUEST FOR COPIES OF THE REVOCABLE CONSENT AGREEMENT MAY BE ADDRESSED TO:

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A LICENSE, SERIAL # 1310779 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 1904 UTICA AVE BROOKLYN, NY 11234. KINGS COUNTY, FOR ON PREMISE CONSUMPTION. FLAIRBKLYN LLC.

Family Court of the State of New York County of Kings Summons Docket No: G-12161-18. In the Matter of a Guardianship Proceeding, Sheila Rene Cort, Petitioner vs. Charlene Amis, ACS-Kings, Bernard Hardy, Respondents. IN THE NAME OF THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK TO: BERNARD HARDY (ADDRESS UNKNOWN). A petition under Art. 6 of the Family Court Act having been filed with this Court requesting the following reliefs: Subsidized Kinship Guardianship and Guardianship; YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to appear before this Court July 11, 2018 at 3:00 PM for a Permanency Planning Hearing and Settlement Conference, Part 4, 8th Floor, Room 8013, 330 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Hon. Elizabeth Barnett, to answer the petition and to be dealt with in accordance with Article 6 of the Family Court Act. On your failure to appear as herein directed, a warrant may be issued for your arrest. Dated May 9, 2018 by Order of the Court s/Dionne Lowery, Clerk of Court. TO THE ABOVE-NAMED RESPONDENT: The foregoing summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an Order of the Hon. Elizabeth Barnett of the Family Court, Kings County, dated and filed with the petition and other papers in the Office of the Clerk of the Family Court, Kings County.

DEPT. OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS, 42 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NY 10004 ATTN: FOIL OFFICER Notice of Formation of Jig Relics, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/31/18. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Jig Relics, LLC, 26 Broadway, Ste. 1301, NY, NY 10004. Purpose: any lawful activities. LONE WOLF FITNESS LLC, Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY 4/18/18. Office loc: NY County. SSNY designated agent upon whom process against LLC may be served and shall mail process to 1967 Wehrle Drive, Suite 1, #086, Buffalo, NY 14221. Purpose: any lawful act.

Notice of Formation of JCP 31 LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/23/18. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 315 Church St., Ste. 4C, NY, NY 10013. 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 119 feet at the approx. vicinity of 3070 Roberts Avenue, Bronx, Bronx County, NY 10461. Antennas will be installed on a rooftop with an overall height of 66 feet at the approx. vicinity of 1082 Madison Avenue, New York, New York County, NY 10028. 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, Erin, e.alsop@ trileaf.com, 10845 Olive Blvd, Suite 260, St. Louis, MO 63141, 314-997-6111.

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Who was up and who was down last week

LOSERS MICHAEL GRIMM Things aren’t looking so grim for Grimm. A new poll shows the ex‑con has a 10-point lead over his challenger in the 11th Congressional District Republican primary, the squeaky clean Rep. Dan Donovan. Sure, Grimm may have pleaded guilty to tax evasion in 2014. And yeah, he spent some time away from constituents during his seven-month stint in prison. But apparently Staten Islanders still love him, even if President Donald Trump didn’t endorse him.

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WINNERS

Last week’s Winners & Losers featured an impressive array of nominees. There’s a former congressman who’s back from the dead, and the namesake of a famous bridge who’s still very much dead. There are city and state electeds on the losing end of long-standing political battles. And there are pollsters who are doing a good job, an editor who got a new job, candidates seeking a new job and a pizza delivery guy who was just trying to do his job.

BILL DE BLASIO Maybe it would be easier to run things by Gov. Andrew Cuomo first. From the mayor’s calls for a millionaires tax to his proposal for affordable housing atop Sunnyside Yard, the governor just can’t help but dismiss de Blasio’s biggest plans. With the mayor’s latest big idea – shaking up admissions for the city’s elite high schools – the criticism isn’t only from Cuomo. Plus, neglecting to pay his legal fees is just the kind of thing the tabloids are going to pounce on.

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DE BLASIO'S QUALIFIED LESBIAN, EMMA WOLFE

THE BEST OF THE REST

THE REST OF THE WORST

STEVE GREENBERG & DON LEVY

KATHY HOCHUL

MATT MURRAY

Wall Street Journal staff were relieved he’s replacing their pro-Trump editor-in-chief.

JAMES O’DONNELL

With Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney running for AG, this Republican actually has a shot.

GIOVANNI DA VERRAZZANO

With the Verrazano-Narrows spelling fixed, this late Italian explorer can catch some z’s.

The state Senate revolted while she was presiding over the chamber.

CYNTHIA NIXON

If you want to woo upstate voters, first things first: Don’t misspell Ithaca.

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THE SQUITIERI BROTHERS

These guys roll around in Rolls Royces while their workers roll over each other.

PABLO VILLAVICENCIO

Just delivering a pizza to a Brooklyn Army base, he got cuffed by ICE instead. Let’s see what comes on their pizza next time.

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