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NEW YORK STATE AND VERIZON’S FUTURES:

More Connected in More Ways and Places than Ever Before

By LEECIA EVE Verizon Vice President, State Government Affairs, New York, New Jersey & Connecticut It’s easy to forget that smartphones and other connected devices have been a part of our lives for only about ten years. But over those years, they have helped drive tremendous changes in how we communicate, and even in how we live. Verizon has played an important role in bringing these changes to Americans of all walks of life. That role will grow for years to come as the number of devices needing mobile connections grows through technology and innovation. That rapid growth in communications technology and innovation in telecommunications poses significant policy challenges for state lawmakers. In 2017, New York lawmakers will have opportunities to address some of these challenges to encourage wireless broadband deployment and bring the full benefits of that deployment to New Yorkers through smart communities services and other modern solutions.

Enabling Robust Digital Wireless Networks Provides a Foundation Simply put, more Americans are using more mobile phones and connected devices than ever before. And we’re using them to do more things in even more places. To stay ahead of that explosive growth in demand, Verizon is constantly building extra capacity and innovation into our networks. In 2016 alone, we invested billions to meet the surging demand for mobile data and video connections because when it comes to communications networks, being better truly does matter. Our extraordinary commitment to network excellence has kept us at the top of the class. For the sixth consecutive testing period, Verizon’s network was rated No. 1 in overall network performance of the four national wireless providers in the United States by RootMetrics in its National Rootscore® Report. At Verizon, we are always looking ahead, preparing to meet customers’ changing needs of tomorrow. That means providing more services and more capacity in more places. To do just that, we’re adding small, low-powered cell antennas where the greatest numbers of customers need to stay connected. Here in New York State, Corning Community College was the nations’ first college campus to deploy Verizon’s outdoor small cell technology. That gave students and faculty in the college’s most highly-trafficked areas much better coverage and ability to connect to the internet at high speed. That’s just one example of how Verizon is using small cells to improve coverage and add capacity in heavily-trafficked areas where people need or want to stay connected. And it’s one reason we support legislation for a uniform local process for upgrading and maintaining wireless network equipment in keeping with recent federal requirements. This will promote investment in and facilitate deployment of digital wireless broadband communications networks to keep New York consumers, businesses and government agencies connected.

A Solid Wireless Network Foundation Offers “Smart” Solutions Our communities face new challenges in maintaining livability, resiliency and sustainability. Population growth, housing shortages, changes in workforce requirements and rapid urbanization are straining resources and stretching budgets. City planners are searching for solutions and many are turning to the Internet of Things (IoT) to improve their local quality of life. The Internet of Things or IoT is starting to help communities both large and small solve today’s biggest challenges – challenges like speeding up emergency response, easing peak vehicle traffic flow, boosting energy and water efficiency, and more. IoT services are helping communities save time, resources, power and fuel and even manage waste removal. In short, they’re helping communities manage today’s challenges, all while boosting citizen engagement. This spring, Verizon will test a new program in New Rochelle to add kiosks to let citizens and visitors charge devices, connect via Wi-Fi, or use an interactive touch screen to find services, navigate or check the latest weather forecast. From there, it’s not a leap to add things like intelligent parking to help you find a space or enable more efficient control of lighting and security. We’ve already started working with forward-thinking local governments to find technologies to help them harness the power of data to make decisions that improve the lives of their residents. We look forward to working with state lawmakers to find new ways to encourage the availability and adoption of smart communities services. These are just some of the innovations needed to keep New York competitive to attract new investment and businesses. As one of New York’s largest private-sector employers and one of its largest property owners and taxpayers, we at Verizon are integral to the state’s economic growth. We thank New York’s lawmakers and community leaders who understand the opportunities for Verizon’s robust and innovative networks to bring New Yorkers the promise of the digital world in 2017 and beyond.


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EDITOR’S NOTE / Contents

JON LENTZ Editor-in-chief

When City & State Publisher Tom Allon recently offered me the job of editor-in-chief, he quipped, “Good things come to those who wait.” Indeed, I have been with the publication over six years, first as a reporter, then as managing editor, Albany bureau chief, senior correspondent and, most recently, senior editor. In another sense, I’ve been on this path for nearly a quarter century. At age 11, I began my first job as a paperboy. In high school, I nearly got expelled for publishing an underground newspaper. My favorite college courses were in news reporting, and the reason I moved to New York was to earn a graduate degree in journalism. I’m taking on this new role as the field of journalism is typically thought of as struggling, buffeted by critics and abandoned by advertisers. But City & State has developed a strong following over the years thanks to our in-depth, unbiased coverage of New York politics and personalities, our insightful policy events and our popular First Read emails. Keeping it all going is a big responsibility – but if there’s one thing I know how to do, it’s delivering the news.

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PRESIDENT TRUMP

Nick Powell compares The Donald to our last New York president: FDR.

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STATE OF THE STATE

Bob Hennelly on why many of Cuomo’s big proposals won’t help struggling New Yorkers.

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TRUMP VS. CUOMO

When it comes to manufacturing, the presidentelect and the governor aren’t as different as you might think.

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SLANT

The Manhattan Institute’s Alex Armlovich and Howard Husock and the Community Service Society’s Tom Waters square off on the 421-a deal.

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CITY COUNCIL

The members of the New York City Council share their top priorities for the upcoming year.

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NEW YORK NONPROFIT

When courts seal a youthful offender’s record, it may already be too late to protect their privacy.


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LAST WEEK’S HEADLINES NUCLEAR WINTER Unless you’re Homer Simpson, shutting down a nuclear plant isn’t easy. But Gov. Andrew Cuomo is getting his wish after 15 years, cutting an agreement with Entergy to close down Indian Point by 2021. Critics fear a hike in energy bills and increased reliance on fossil fuels, but Cuomo said safety comes first with a nuclear plant just 30 miles north of New York City.

BACK&FORTH A Q&A with state GOP Chairman

ED COX

C&S: Many of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State proposals were not new and have failed to pass the Republican-controlled Senate. Will this year be any different? EC: Opening day of the Legislature, I was there, the governor was not there. Both houses of the Legislature opened, both talked about being strongly independent. He tried to bully them into accepting a hodgepodge of uncooked legislation and, “Do it in a day because I want it to make me look good,” and they said, “No, we’re not going to do that. You can’t bully us into doing that.” He had a fear of demonstrations, so instead he invented this tour around the state, delivering great speeches to adoring groups selected by him. Not groups that include the opposition. It’s a problem for him. If you don’t listen to the opposition, you’re going to go in the wrong direction. You’re going to have corruption. C&S: Do you know of any Republican lawmakers attending State of the State speeches? EC: There were no legislators there. They’re up in Albany doing their work. C&S: What was your biggest critique of Cuomo’s New York City State of the State? EC: That it wasn’t given to the Legislature. He’s breaking two centuries of tradition, where a message to the Legislature is required by the constitution. … And here, as on the rest of the tour, he’s not going to have any legislators. He will not be addressing them. Yet he has to go back to Albany and face them, and that’s going to be a tough audience for him to face now.

STATE OF THE STATES OF THE STATE Cuomo introduced dozens of proposals both new and old at his six addresses, but many – like closing the LLC loophole, making it easier to vote, and raising the age of criminal responsibility – have died at the hands of a Legislature less openly hostile than this one. To paraphrase another Cuomo: You deliver speeches in poetry; you govern in prose.

TOWERING OVERTIME Protecting White House North is costing a fortune. New York City Council members questioned the NYPD and other city officials in a hearing about Trump Tower’s massive security apparatus. With traffic, small businesses and the budget all feeling the hurt, City Hall is again asking for Washington to pick up the full $35 million tab – not just the $7 million it sent so far.

THIS WEEK’S EVENTS WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18 8:15 a.m. – New York Nonprofit Media hosts Nonprofit BoardCon, bringing together board members, executive directors and other senior leaders from nonprofits across New York to discuss methods and strategies to collaborate and work together. Pace University, 3 Spruce St., Manhattan.

THURSDAY, JAN. 19 7 p.m. – The Real Estate Board of New York holds its 121st Annual Banquet, a black-tie event honoring the retiring New York City Planning Director Carl Weisbrod and others. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio attended the powerful trade group’s soirée last year. New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 Sixth Ave., Manhattan.

Upcoming events: Planning an event in the next few weeks that our readers should know about? Submit details to editor@cityandstateny.com. We’ll pick the most interesting or important ones and feature them in print each week.

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“IF HE’S A MAN HE WOULD NOT OBJECT TO ME RUNNING AGAINST HIM. I WANT TO KICK HIS ASS.” —former NYPD detective turned private security executive Bo Dietl on his belief Mayor Bill de Blasio helped toss him from the ballot because of voter form errors, via the Post Get the kicker every morning in CITY & STATE’S FIRST READ email. Sign up at cityandstateny.com.


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DID YOU MISS IT? A TALE OF SIX CITIES

Breaking the tradition of having one State of the State address in Albany, Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave six regional speeches this year, meaning six times the pomp and six times the circumstance. While almost no state legislators attended, local elected officials, state employees and regular New Yorkers filled the venues for Cuomo’s famous slideshows. Turn to page 11 for Cuomo’s most important State of the State proposals.

WEEKLY PODCAST WITH NEW YORK STATE PUBLIC RADIO’S

KAREN DEWITT AND THE TIMES UNION’S

CASEY SEILER

Retiring MTA Chairman Thomas Prendergast and Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz Jr. in New York City

Sandra Lee, Cuomo and Cardinal Timothy Dolan in New York City

Andrew Cuomo hit the road, so Slant did too, heading to the place where Cuomo is supposed to be: Albany. On the second day of the legislative session, two seasoned statehouse reporters joined us to discuss the tense atmosphere in the Capitol and what lies ahead for the governor, including the recurring buzz about his presidential ambitions.

Former NAACP President Hazel Dukes, former New York City Mayor David Dinkins and Chairman of the SUNY Board of Trustees H. Carl McCall in New York City

Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney introducing Cuomo in Syracuse

KD: How much does Cuomo need the Legislature to get what he wants done? He’s got so much power in the budget that he can force policy through and say, “Take it or leave it. We’re going to shut down the government and you’re going to be blamed.” So he’s probably making that calculation too. “OK, they’re mad at me, but do I need to be nice to them?”

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CS: What he has clearly been trying to do is set himself up as, “I’m the guy who built this – or made it so that this could be built.” The Tappan Zee Bridge replacement has, in many ways, become sort of the symbol for his administration. … Karen and I were both at the Democratic National Convention. If you did a shot every time you saw a great big blowup poster of the Tappan Zee Bridge logo, you’d be dead. Cuomo with real estate developer Bill Rudin in New York City

Rossana Rosado, Cuomo’s secretary of state in New York City

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NEW YORK GOP SETS ITS SIGHTS ON THE CITY While in Albany last week, two bochincheros told B&B that regardless of who the Republican challenger to Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in 2018, el GOP has a New York City strategy. "Cuomo won the city in 2014 and thereby his re-election. We're going to cut into that huge margin with a strong run against de Blasio," said the talkative bochinchero. Their hope is that billionaire John Catsimatidis, who insider bochincheros say will be the main Republican running against Mayor Bill de Blasio – will do well enough to build momentum for the party’s gubernatorial hopes in 2018. The hope is that the deep-pocketed Cats will spend enough dinero in 2017 to set the stage to make inroads in New York City for the ensuing GOP race against Cuomo. "Whether it's (Rob) Astorino, (Harry) Wilson or (John) Flanagan we'll have a structure in the five boroughs like we've never had for a Republican statewide candidate." The bochinchero assured us that "we're going to cut into Cuomo's support in downstate.” Hmm, will this make Cuomo play nice with de Blasio? Nah!

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SANGRE NUEVA VS. OLD GUARD IN HARLEM A well-versed young and seasoned Harlem bochinchero feels that the Feb. 14 special election to replace Inez Dickens is “the old guard versus the young bloods” for the political future of the historic barrio. What’s interesting about that declaration is that state Sen. Bill Perkins is the only viejo among the dozen candidates that are vying for Dickens’ City Council seat. The petition period ends on Jan. 17 and it remains to be seen how many of the 12 will be on the ballot. Dickens, who was elected in November to replace Keith Wright in the 70th Assembly District, is expected to make an endorsement in the race. There are at least three women among the potential candidates – all with different backgrounds and experience that voters from the district, which includes parts of Morningside Heights and Harlem, can chose from.

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TEACHOUT BUZZ FOR 2018? With no serious indication that Cuomo will be challenged in the 2018 Democratic primary – unless U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara surprises us – there’s buzz about a possible second run against the guv, by law professor Zephyr Teachout. The progressive Democrat, who valiantly challenged Cuomo in 2014 and forced the incumbent to move to the left that year, may present a bigger problem for Cuomo’s 2020 national ambitions. “Somebody has to get the guv off his high horse,” a disgruntled assemblyman told B&B. Asked if he would support Teachout this time? “Well, let’s not go crazy yet.” Pendejo!

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LEFRAK TO BUILD TRUMP'S WALL? Donald Trump's continued threat to build “a big, fat beautiful wall” between the United States and Mexico has to be built by someone. The buzz among some neoyorquino insiders is that the PEOTUS asked New York City real estate developer Richard LeFrak to be his czar of building the wall. According to a few bochincheros, Señor LeFrak was not interesado. The search continues.

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NOT ANTI-MEXICANO … AND NOT RUNNING AGAINST MENCHACA Reacting to last week’s B&B, activist Dennis Flores called to say, “I was thinking of running but I've decided not to.” The Brooklyn-based, anti-police brutality videographer also wanted to clarify that, “I don't think the district has to be represented by a Puerto Rican.” Flores was particularly concerned about clearing up the fact that he doesn't have a problem with Mexicans. “I’m not anti-Mexican and I have worked with and defended Mexicans. Menchaca is spreading lies that we're anti-Mexicans.” So, that leaves the 42nd Council District incumbent with only Javier Nieves as a potential challenger. REMEMBER, GENTE, IT’S ALL BOCHINCHE UNTIL IT’S CONFIRMED.


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The state OF OUR

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working class Renovated airports won’t help New Yorkers make ends meet By BOB HENNELLY


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WAS A STARK contrast at the Midtown Hilton earlier this month: Inside the grand ballroom, New York’s business and political elites were convened at an Association for a Better New York lunch listening to Gov. Andrew Cuomo. He was pitching his $100 billion infrastructure plan that includes reimagining the state’s airports with world-class amenities. It was a warmup for last week’s start to his State of the State speeches. Outside on the sidewalk, Marc Greenberg with the Interfaith Assembly on Homelessness and Housing made an impassioned plea over a megaphone for Cuomo to follow through on a year-old commitment to fund 20,000 supportive housing units for New York’s most vulnerable population. “You really want to make a better New York? Release that $1 billion for 6,000 units over the next five years for supportive housing. We are here for those 20,000 families that the governor made a promise to,” Greenberg said to a crowd of several dozen supporters. They chanted, “We will not be going away. We are here to stay.” A year ago, Greenberg was one of the signatories on a letter that more than 280 clergy members from all faiths wrote to Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio entreating them to take concrete steps to deal with the homelessness crisis. The problem has only gotten worse since they sent that letter. “With 60,000 people in New York City homeless today, and 80,000 statewide – and given that only one out of six of the 20,000 approved applicants for supportive housing annually actually receive a housing placement due to the severe lack of available units, it is imperative that we all work together to establish a new city/state supportive housing agreement that fully funds the creation of 35,000

supportive housing units throughout New York state,” the clergy members wrote. Inside the Hilton’s grand ballroom, the homelessness and affordable housing crises may as well have been happening on another, much-less-fortunate planet. But at both the ABNY event and Cuomo’s subsequent State of State speeches, he talked about a New York in economic rebound where the middle class could be preserved. All would be well as long as the subways were gleaming and you were guaranteed a one-seat ride on the train to the airport for your flight to Paris or Dubai. But what he seems to not appreciate is that for many New Yorkers, his efforts to preserve their middle-class status comes a number of years too late. Now, thanks to a new, detailed analysis of the economic conditions in all 62 of New York’s counties from the United Way, we know just how pronounced the level of economic insecurity has become for working-class households across the state. This is the State of the State for folks that, for too long, have been ignored because they are no longer in the politically appealing middle class. THE UNITED WAY developed countyby-county metrics to identify the cohort of households that exist above the federal poverty line, but still struggle to get by with no financial reserves to buttress them from a health or personal crisis. The United Way’s acronym for these households is ALICE: asset limited, income constrained

G O A SK A L ICE ALICE means “asset limited, income constrained and employed” – in other words, people living paycheck to paycheck. Households that are ALICE or in poverty: THE BRONX: 71% BROOKLYN: 56% QUEENS: 50% STATEN ISLAND: 42% MANHATTAN: 35%

BUFFALO, ROCHESTER, SCHENECTADY, SYRACUSE, AND UTICA: over 60% TOTAL NEW YORK HOUSEHOLDS: 44% * SOURCE: THE UNITED WAY

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and employed. In contrast to the federal definition of poverty, the ALICE matrix includes local costs to find housing, buy food, use transportation, provide child care, access health care and pay taxes. These numbers can vary widely, even within the same state. The project has conducted comprehensive research in Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Michigan, New Jersey, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. New York’s report is among the latest to be published. Overall, 44 percent of New York households either are living below the established poverty line or are defined as marginal households within the ALICE cohort, living paycheck to paycheck. In the five boroughs, the data is even more alarming and paints a picture of a 21stcentury feudalism with a perilous tipping point that may be a more emergent threat to our society than our crowded highways and subways. Consider that, for the city’s five boroughs, the combined categories of those living below poverty or living paycheck to paycheck account for 71 percent of households in the Bronx, 56 percent in Brooklyn, 50 percent in Queens, 42 percent in Staten Island and 35 percent in Manhattan, according to the latest United Way data. It should come as no surprise that New York City represents the widest contrast between counties in terms of wealth disparity in the state. In New York City, the United Way data indicates that 51 percent of the households are either living in poverty (20 percent) or in the struggling ALICE category (31 percent). In Buffalo, Rochester, Schenectady, Syracuse and Utica, more than 60 percent fall into these struggling cohorts. For these families, rising rents exact a heavy price. BACK BEFORE THE 2016 presidential primary City & State did a county-bycounty analysis of U.S. Census Bureau poverty data for New York. That story found that, in addition to the traditional pockets of poverty in upstate cities and places like the Bronx, suburban and rural communities were also grappling with rising poverty and household income insecurity. Since the 1970s, there has been a daily economic decline for an increasing percentage of the families that call the state home. In the years since the late Mario Cuomo was governor, 58 of the state’s 62 counties have seen a rise in the percentage of


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CUOMO TALKED ABOUT A NEW YORK IN ECONOMIC REBOUND WHERE THE MIDDLE CLASS COULD BE PRESERVED. ALL WOULD BE WELL AS LONG AS THE SUBWAYS WERE GLEAMING AND YOU WERE GUARANTEED A ONE-SEAT RIDE ON THE TRAIN TO THE AIRPORT FOR YOUR FLIGHT TO PARIS OR DUBAI. Ad_print.pdf

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adults in poverty. Also, 59 counties saw a jump in the percentage of children living in poverty. In the aggregate, the state’s adult poverty rate went from 13 percent in 1989 to 15.4 percent, according to the most recent data available. Childhood poverty rose from 18.8 percent to 22.6 percent over the same 25-year period. In some neighborhoods, childhood poverty approaches and even exceeds 50 percent. In April, the data indicated the only three places that posted a decline in both childhood and adult poverty rates were Essex County, Manhattan and Brooklyn. In both Essex and Brooklyn, the decline was negligible, dropping less than a full percentage point over 25 years. Manhattan’s poverty percentage dropped from 20.5 percent in 1989 to 11.7 percent in 2014. The borough’s incidence of childhood poverty declined even more dramatically, from 35.9 percent in 1989 to 23.5 percent in 2014. But the improvement in Manhattan is not a reason to celebrate. “That Manhattan poverty decline was the result of people being forced out by high rents,” said James Parrott, chief economist at the Fiscal Policy Institute. “One of the things we have been looking at is the sky-high incidence of childhood poverty … in places like Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo, where in some places it is above 50 percent.” As the United Way documents, this post-Great Recession squeeze play is even more acute now here in New York. This crisis of affordability that forces families from shelter to the street, or into marginal conditions, is having real generational consequences. So many of its victims are children. If this does not give us a sense of fierce urgency now, nothing will. Making sure that Kennedy Airport can handle increased traffic decades from now is important, but decent housing for the children of the Empire State must be a more pressing concern.

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Free college tuition at SUNY and CUNY: Continuing a shift to a more liberal agenda, Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed free college tuition for families or individuals making $125,000 or less annually – but only at SUNY and CUNY schools. Cuomo said the plan would cost the state about $163 million per year once fully phased in. Details behind how the state would pay for the cost have not been released and many private colleges have expressed concern about losing students to the public colleges.

Closure of Indian Point Energy Center: The governor reached a deal with Entergy to end all operations at the nuclear power plant by April 2021. Cuomo has long sought to close the facility for public and environmental safety reasons. The plant is about 30 miles north of New York City, and that proximity to such a major population center makes it a greater risk. Local Westchester County officials felt blindsided by the deal and have concerns about rising utility rates and the loss of jobs.

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Lower greenhouse gases: Cuomo announced a state commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by an additional 30 percent below 2020 levels by 2030. He also called for the other states participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative to follow New York’s lead. This commitment comes at the same time Cuomo has successfully pushed for the closure of Indian Point, though environmental advocates debate the role of nuclear power in the country’s move toward cleaner energy. Enhanced middle class child care tax credit: The new tax credit would supplement the current state child and dependent care tax credit and double the benefit for families making between $60,000 and $150,000 annually. Cuomo said the tax credit targets the middle class since those making under $50,000 already receive a generous benefit. The program would cost an estimated $42 million.

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proposals Buffalo Billion Phase II: Cuomo announced Phase II of the controversial Buffalo Billion project, which will invest an additional $500 million to continue revitalization, improve workforce development and job training, and grow manufacturing. This comes after former Cuomo aide Joe Percoco was accused of pocketing bribes from developers to rig bids related to the state’s economic development efforts. Since the news broke, lawmakers have expressed concerns about the governor’s regional economic development councils, which dole out state funds.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo rolled out plenty of policy proposals for 2017 – enough to fill 383 pages in fact – but some of them are bigger than others. Here’s a recap of the some of the most important ones, and why they’ll be hotly debated during the legislative session.

The New York Promise agenda: Cuomo proposed a package of bills that would reform the criminal justice system, including raising the age of criminal responsibility to 18 years old, eliminating the wage gap by prohibiting all state entities from evaluating candidates based on prior salary and launching a statewide Hate Crimes Task Force. The agenda also included immigration reforms, such as expanding naturalization services at the state’s Office for New Americans and pressing for the passage of the New York DREAM Act, a financial aid measure which has repeatedly failed.


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‘NEW YORK VALUES’ TRUMP’S NOT THE FIRST WEALTHY NEW YORKER TO RIDE INTO THE WHITE HOUSE ON A POPULIST WAVE By NICK POWELL

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HE VERBAL JAB was played on a loop for months – the perfect illustration of the anti-elitist political narrative that dominated the discourse of the 2016 Republican presidential primary. Here was Ted Cruz, the sanctimonious U.S. senator from Texas, taking the bait dangled by renowned carnival barker Donald Trump in the form of Trump’s decision to play “Born in the USA” at his campaign rallies – a blatant slight to Cruz’s Canadian birth, which Trump had roundly mocked. “I think he may shift in his new rallies to playing ‘New York, New York’ because Donald comes from New York and he embodies New York values,” Cruz told a Boston radio station last January. “New York values” was a thinly-veiled attempt by Cruz to paint the Empire State as the hedonistic, materialistic birthplace of liberalism gone wild. But rather than compartmentalize his own political philosophy from the state’s progressive reputation, Trump turned the phrase into a show of strength. Months later, Trump asked supporters at a rally in Long Island, “Do you remember during the debate when (Cruz) started lecturing me on New York values like we’re no good? And I started talking to him about the World Trade Center ... The bravery that we showed was incredible, we all lived through it, we all know people that died, and I’ve got this guy standing over there looking at me, talking about New York values with scorn in his face, with hatred of New York.” It was a deft pivot from Trump, and a rare honest moment from a man who has had a consistently difficult relationship with the truth. The foundation of Trump’s New York values is not built from strong moral fiber or a desire for social progress, but financial and military might and brick, concrete and mortar (or more accurately, given his tastes, dark marble with gaudy gold accents).

AT NOON ON JAN. 20, New York values will again take center stage. For the first time since Franklin Delano Roosevelt placed his hand on the Bible on March 4, 1933, and took the oath of office, an Empire State native will occupy the Oval Office. At first blush, Trump – an inarticulate real estate magnate and television celebrity from Queens – would appear to have little in common with the last New Yorker turned commander-in-chief. Roosevelt, a Hudson Valley denizen born to an elite family whose lineage can be traced to the American Revolution, is widely regarded as one of our nation’s greatest statesmen and the standard bearer for modern progressive politics. However, if Roosevelt and Trump had been born in the same era, they might have grown up in similar social circles. Like Trump, Roosevelt’s paternal family figured prominently not only in real estate, but also foreign trade. Both men attended boarding schools and matriculated to Ivy League

colleges – Roosevelt from the Groton School to Harvard University, Trump from the New York Military Academy to the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania (where he transferred after two years at Fordham). Roosevelt’s commitment to public service is where their paths diverge, but for a time he, too, dabbled in the elite private sector, taking a job as a corporate lawyer on Wall Street after passing the New York state bar exam. From there, Roosevelt began his climb up the political ladder, relying on optics and messaging that should sound familiar. A self-financed “outsider” for state Senate, Roosevelt ran as a Democrat in an overwhelmingly Republican Dutchess County district, and won. As a state senator, Roosevelt led an insurgency against the Tammany Hall machine that controlled New York City and state politics – the precursor to Trump’s (so far, unfulfilled) promise to “drain the swamp” of lobbyists and special


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interests in Washington, D.C. The funny thing about populism or any political ideology that claims to appeal to the common man or woman – as both Trump and Roosevelt did – is that it can be pretty easily tailored to the left or right of the political spectrum. Trump’s populism has a distinctly nationalist, borderline nativist bent, and seemingly excludes every demographic that isn’t white. Over the course of a toxic 15-month campaign,

Trump managed to offend women, blacks, Latinos, Muslims and disabled people, the demographic groups that benefit from progressive “New York values.” Meanwhile, Trump’s championing of a trillion-dollar jobs and infrastructure program that would benefit a white working class left behind by globalization, the collapse of U.S. manufacturing and the influx of cheap labor is the type of policy that resonates particularly well with voters in upstate New York (who voted in large numbers for Trump). Ever shameless, Trump even tried to tailor this message to black voters – under Roosevelt’s New Deal banner, no less. Ironically, one could reasonably argue that the greatness Trump references through his Make America Great Again slogan is an implicit nod to Roosevelt’s New Deal. A vast public works program, the GI Bill, the Social Security Act, economic reforms that increased wages and bargaining power for workers all

led to the longest period of economic prosperity in the last 100 years and a marked decrease in poverty. Of course, Trump’s policy platform largely eschews the social and labor advances made under Roosevelt, while co-opting the idea of rebuilding America’s roads, bridges and airports – although likely relying less on Keynesian government spending (gotta keep those deficit hawks at bay) than on classic trickle-down economics: tax cuts,

privatization and deregulation. That Trump crafted this Make America Great Again message at a time when the U.S. economy is in relatively good shape – the lowest unemployment rate in a decade and over 15 million private sector jobs created in the last six years – speaks to his gifts as a communicator. Not as an orator in the classic tradition, mind you – don’t expect an inauguration speech as iconic as Roosevelt’s “nothing to fear but fear itself” – but in his ability to distill his talking points through social media, albeit with blatant disregard for facts. In the same way that Roosevelt revolutionized mass communication through his “fireside chats” over the radio, explaining his sweeping economic policies in layman’s terms, Trump is doing the same via Twitter. PERHAPS THE BIGGEST difference between the two men is summed up in an excerpt from Roosevelt’s 1933 inaugural address:

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IN THE SAME WAY THAT ROOSEVELT REVOLUTIONIZED MASS COMMUNICATION THROUGH HIS “FIRESIDE CHATS” OVER THE RADIO, EXPLAINING HIS SWEEPING POLICIES IN LAYMAN’S TERMS, TRUMP IS DOING THE SAME VIA TWITTER. “Recognition of the falsity of material wealth as the standard of success goes hand in hand with the abandonment of the false belief that public office and high political position are to be valued only by the standards of pride of place and personal profit and there must be an end to a conduct in banking and in business which too often has given to a sacred trust the likeness of callous and selfish wrongdoing.” That might as well have been addressed to Trump himself, but mainly it’s a reflection of the values that Cruz’s insult targeted, not Trump’s brand of politics. Cruz later claimed to be referencing “social liberalism,” an abstract political term that includes any politician who fundamentally believes in using the power of the federal government to provide opportunity – be it education, health care or poverty – rather than the advancement of wealth and self-interest. A succession of American presidents from Roosevelt to Eisenhower to Johnson to Clinton to Obama have, in some form, subscribed to this notion – “New York values” in practice, if not in their geographic roots. Don’t expect Trump, a bona fide New Yorker entering the White House, to continue that tradition.


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ELLYANNE CONWAY, the political adviser credited with bringing President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign across the finish line, was in Buffalo this month to deliver a speech at a $5,000-a-plate fundraiser for the transition team. Inside, on the second floor of the Westin hotel in Delaware North’s brand-new downtown headquarters, guests were greeted with glasses of wine. Outside, a crowd of around 50 protesters rallied against the incoming administration’s controversial positions on the environment, workers’ rights and race relations. “What you’re seeing is, you know, the heartiest people coming out in this cold weather to make this statement, we’re rejecting the agenda of corporations and people as profits and children as dollar signs, that we believe in shared prosperity,” Louisa Fletcher-Pacheco of the Western New York Working Families Party told Time Warner Cable News. As Trump moves into the White House this week, the candidate who capitalized on a message of job creation, particularly a pledge to revive manufacturing, will have a lot to prove to voters across the Rust Belt – and not just satisfying well-heeled donors, like those at the Westin. In Western New York, where Republican politicians were among Trump’s earliest supporters, it begs the question: Will his proposed policies spur employment in upstate New York where he performed extremely well outside of urban areas? Although Gov. Andrew Cuomo is positioning himself as a liberal foil to Trump, the two men appear to be on the same page when it comes to manufacturing. Both men have emphasized the need to revitalize the struggling sector. Both men have called

for tax cuts to spur job creation. And both men have taken credit when companies have created – or saved – manufacturing positions. Throughout his six years in office, Cuomo has continuously promoted manufacturing hubs, largely based around green technologies, across upstate New York. Through the RiverBend project in Buffalo, the Photonics Institute in Rochester and the Western New York Science Technology Advanced Manufacturing Park outside of Batavia, the governor has been intent on ingratiating himself to upstate residents. Cuomo, perhaps fueled by his loss of Erie County to rival Carl Paladino in 2010, is frequently described by his administration as the most upstate-focused governor in decades. Standing at the site of the state’s RiverBend factory in August 2015, where the state has spent close to $1 billion building the factory where Tesla will soon begin making solar panels, Cuomo declared victory in turning around the once-bustling manufacturing hub. “Today, Buffalo has reached a new high,” Cuomo said during the ceremony. “On the gravesite of the old economy, where Republic Steel once stood, now rises a beautiful monument to Buffalo’s future.” On the campaign trail, Trump often painted a picture of a revived manufacturing sector. At an October rally in Ambridge, Pennsylvania, Trump told the crowd he would bring steel manufacturing and mining jobs back to their state. “Your jobs are coming back to Pennsylvania and they’re coming back to this area,” Trump said to the cheering supporters. “That means we’re going to take care of steelworkers and we’re going to take care of our miners. Believe me, we’re going to take care of them.” What remains to be seen is whether Cuomo and Trump can find common ground on their like-minded goal of


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th rhetoric around reviving the Rust Belt returning manufacturing jobs to upstate New York. Cuomo’s plans may have created jobs – a report from state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s office this summer showed that upstate jobs have increased – though manufacturing actually fell slightly over that time period, with a net total gain of 10,000 positions since the end of the recession. But lucrative incentives and state investment have been necessary to lure companies or convince them to stay. Trump has taken credit for decisions made by two major manufacturing companies, Carrier and Ford, to reverse course on plans to move some American jobs to Mexico. While details on his plans remain scarce, he has vowed to create a friendlier taxation and regulatory environment at home and increase the tax burden on American companies who want to import their products from countries with cheaper labor costs. Both companies attributed their moves to public pressure from Trump as well as market forces and other factors. While Cuomo said shortly after the election that he would be happy to work with Trump on infrastructure projects, which Trump also said would be a priority for him during the campaign, neither the governor’s administration nor the Trump transition team responded to requests for comment on the possibility of working together to create jobs. Some observers have expressed skepticism that the governor and president-elect will be able to come together, at least outwardly, on their common goal of bolstering manufacturing. During a post-election press conference in December, New York state Republican Chairman Ed Cox and Erie County GOP Chairman Nick Langworthy were loath to offer any praise for Cuomo’s record on manufacturing, even as they agreed with Cuomo that reviving the manufacturing sector is a worthy goal.

Cox, a former SUNY trustee who often pushed for expanded vocational training at the state’s community colleges, characterized job training efforts from both Cuomo and President Barack Obama’s administration as failures. Despite the Cuomo administration promoting job training programs through community colleges linked to anticipated jobs at the RiverBend site and other manufacturing projects, Cox claimed that the Trump administration would make better use of the education system to train people for careers. “Funds should be going to the community colleges and the community colleges should commit themselves, not just to being junior colleges, but to being comprehensive colleges that do the effective vocational training programs that they are doing now,” Cox said. But Langworthy said that might not have much of an effect in New York, given its regulatory and tax burdens. “I don’t care how many programs you put in our colleges. I don’t care how many worker retrainings you do,” Langworthy said. “If it’s not lucrative to build a business here, it’s not going to happen.” Dick Lipsitz, the president of the Western New York Area Labor Federation, has praised Cuomo’s efforts to create construction jobs and other jobs expected to come from state investment in Buffalo and other upstate communities. Lipsitz said he would also welcome any new jobs that might come from Trump policies, but questioned who would ultimately benefit from the kinds of tax and regulatory changes already outlined by Trump. “You start analyzing the issues that really plague working-class people and the trade union movement, there’s not a lot around that you can find that gives you hope that Donald Trump is an alternative that will be positive,” Lipsitz said. “And there’s plenty to worry about that he’ll be a disaster.”


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From city spending to stopping Trump, identifying each member’s top 2017 priorities


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The process of lawmaking is always a little bit different in an election year. In the New York City Council, some members are gearing up for re-election and want to enact legislation that will energize their voter base while avoiding controversy. Some veteran City Council members who are term-limited have one last shot to pass legislation they’re passionate about before exiting the chamber. Others are eyeing runs for higher office at the city, state or even federal level – while at least a few have set their sights on becoming the next City Council speaker in 2018. But before the campaigning really heats up, there’s plenty of work to be done. In this 2017 New York City Council preview, City & State reached out to every single council member and asked them to identify their top priorities for the new year. The responses touch on such hot-button issues as the homelessness crisis, neighborhood rezonings and criminal justice reform. They include perennial matters like improving mass transit options, funding programs for youth and senior citizens, and protecting tenants. And with President-elect Donald Trump set to take office in a matter of days, a number of legislators emphasized the need to hold the line on issues like immigration, housing and climate change. Whatever happens, it’s sure to be another busy year at City Hall.

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For me, 2017 will be the “Year of the Senior.” Getting older adults their fair share of the city’s budget, as well as creating and preserving more affordable housing, are my two top priorities for the new year.

As we enter 2017, my priorities are to get as many District 2 Tenant Interim Lease buildings in the pipeline for renovations and to pass several of my proposed pieces of legislation.

The federal government plays an important role in the lives of New Yorkers. Opposing counterproductive measures from the Trump administration will be a top priority of mine. Homelessness has reached record highs and our affordable housing stock is critically low. Creating and preserving as much affordable and supportive housing as possible will be crucial in 2017.

Delivering an East Midtown rezoning plan that allows for commercial growth, improves mass transit and delivers clear public benefits. Mitigating the impact of a Trump presidency on New York City, and even more locally, on the businesses and residents in Midtown Manhattan.

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Taxes are earmarked for services that residents should get but don’t, which I hope to fix by requiring developers receiving government funding through loans or tax breaks to register affordable homes with the city (Int. 1015), and reporting on providing breakfast after the bell, free school lunch, snacks and supper to all 1.1 million public school students (Int. 773).

My top 2017 priorities are to stabilize underfunded nonprofit human services providers, and reform tenant protections and construction safety across agencies. I’m confident that working with my colleagues in government we will move the ball forward on both fronts.

In the year ahead, I plan to continue fighting to pass legislation that would establish a right to counsel for lowincome tenants facing eviction in housing court. I will also continue to push for the expansion of our parks system, at a time when the city’s population is growing and park use is commensurately surging.

MELISSA MARK-VIVERITO M A N H AT TA N & B R O N X

Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito has been a leading national voice on criminal justice and immigration reform and will continue to be a fierce champion of policies and legislation that will uplift New Yorkers across the five boroughs.


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Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez’s priorities include the expansion of Citi Bike into areas in northern Manhattan, the Bronx, Staten Island and deeper into Brooklyn and Queens. He will continue to push for public funding to support this expansion, highlighting the need to bring greater equity to the system’s availability. His other priority is to bring subsidized transit fares to New Yorkers living in poverty.

My top priority is to improve the quality of life for my constituents. I would particularly like to see improvements in housing conditions, transit efficiency, and the business climate in my district. I also place a high priority on pushing forward many ongoing parks capital projects and seeking muchneeded funding of mental health initiatives.

One priority is to develop an initiative that will place city workers in a better position to be able to afford buying a home. A second priority is to push for legislation that will prescribe additional criminal penalties for individuals that commit violent acts at public celebrations and parades.

My biggest priority is ensuring that New York City remains a beacon of hope during what will most certainly be a difficult time for many New Yorkers. Elected officials have a responsibility to protect the freedoms that we enjoy as Americans and be vigilant against any potential threats to those liberties.

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Children and youth are always a top priority for me, so in 2017 I hope to pass Intro 1140, my bill to prohibit smoking in cars where children are present. New York continues to adjudicate 16- and 17-yearolds as adults, so my other top priority is ensuring that this is changed at the state level.

Maintaining a city-level frontline protection of public housing and fighting against federal cuts to public housing funding and advocating for district-level solutions to school desegregation.

Working with the community, the administration, and all stakeholders to ensure the proposed rezoning on Jerome Avenue truly serves the people currently living and operating businesses there. Also, outfit our officers with body cameras.

RAFAEL SALAMANCA BRONX

Priority No. 1 will continue to be a push to ensure our district has a quality and affordable housing stock, and we’re going to continue to fight for new development that works for existing residents, as well as reforms to address the tenant issues I hear from many in my community. Second, I’m incredibly focused on finding increased opportunities for our young persons.

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I want to scale and advance the implementation of MIH/ ZQA (mandatory inclusionary housing/zoning for quality and affordability) by providing more affordable housing, and helping eradicate the unsuitable living conditions that our homeless families too often endure.

Our primary focus from day one was to put District 19 back on the map, and I’m happy to say we’ve done that. We will always preserve our quality of life, while continuously supporting our schools, safety and seniors.

Work with the city to continue addressing quality of life concerns in Flushing, i.e., improve sanitation on our streets and in our parks, mitigate traffic congestion. Ensure the rapid development in Flushing is not outpacing the infrastructure, i.e., create school capacity and sidewalk space, enhance pedestrian safety.

My top two priorities are leading a budget process that continues to build on the City Council’s values of transparency and equitability across districts, including evaluating our investment in hospitals, growing our support for youth programs and rightsizing other programs.

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BARRY GRODENCHIK

RORY LANCMAN

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With an incoming presidential administration that has attacked tolerance and encouraged hate, I will work to ensure that our city continues to offer resources for communities who feel targeted. We will also work to ensure that our city remains a leader on climate change and sustainability, as the new administration has attacked our national environmental protection regulations.

My priorities for 2017 are the same ones which I have focused on during my first year in City Council: public safety, education, and transportation. I will continue to work with the police department to keep our communities safe, visit every school in my district to support the outstanding public education for which eastern Queens is known, and advocate for increased mass transit options.

Justice for Eric Garner. It’s been more than two years since a grand jury refused to indict the officer who killed Eric Garner — and New York City can’t depend on U.S. Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions or President Donald Trump to deliver justice for Eric’s family. We need to pass the City Council’s chokehold ban to ensure that officers are held accountable.

DANIEL DROMM QUEENS

My top two priorities for 2017 are to provide a working budget for the New York City Department of Education LGBT community liaison so that he can bring additional resources for our students into the public school system. Second, to ensure that construction begins on Travers Park, which has been part of a long-fought battle to procure open space in the Jackson Heights community.


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As we transition into a new presidential administration, my top priority is to continue to organize, build our capacity for resistance, and embolden Queens progressives. It is our duty to fight for our #QueensValues, show how #QueensResponds, and to stand up for anyone and everyone in harm’s way. I will also continue to invest in libraries.

In 2017, my office will continue supporting the district with free legal foreclosure prevention and refinancing assistance, while enhancing initiatives like the mortgage buyback program to give working families an opportunity to stay in their houses or become first-time homeowners. We will also continue to advocate for increased transportation options.

CUNY continues to be the gold standard among public institutions of higher learning. Men and women from cities the world over enroll at its schools to pursue their postsecondary education, often beginning at the community college level. The university’s continued success is central to the future economic growth of our city and Southeast Queens, alike.

My two top priorities for the upcoming year are combating homelessness and creating senior and affordable housing. It should be noted that a lack of affordable housing is considered the prime cause in the increase of homelessness.

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I have a number of items I look forward to working on, aside from continuing my work to improve the quality of life for my Queens constituents. I will work to improve infrastructure in the borough and push my proposal for light rail through western Queens, and will continue to hold the administration accountable when dealing with the city’s significant homelessness crisis.

In 2017, our office will be focused on improving transportation options for District 31, including better A train service and fighting to make the Long Island Rail Road more accessible for low- and middle-income residents. We also plan to work on securing a site for the new 116th precinct and negotiate the Downtown Far Rockaway plan.

My top priority in 2017 is to make Bill de Blasio a one-term mayor and put New York City back on the right track.

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As chairman of the Committee on General Welfare, I will continue to work to improve the child welfare and homeless systems in our city.

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LAURIE CUMBO

ROBERT CORNEGY

RAFAEL ESPINAL

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My biggest priority in 2017 is equity. This includes fighting for equitable distribution of waste processing facilities in the city, ensuring that all New York City students have equal access to resources such as college prep and after-school sports, and ensuring that all people have the opportunity to participate in the decisions about development in their communities.

My priority for 2017 is to make our city safer for all New Yorkers – particularly women – by reducing gun, domestic, and intimate partner violence.

As the chairman of the City Council’s Small Business Committee, I want to make sure our small businesses continue to grow and prosper, ensure our children are safe in school through Avonte’s Law and continue to make District 36, and New York City as a whole, a great place for arts and culture.

In our urban metropolis, we need to think about sustainability – for both our planet and our local food source. I’m working with Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams to codify a large-scale plan for local and industrial businesses to create our own urban food supply.


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BRAD LANDER

MATHIEU EUGENE

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During 2017, I will prioritize protecting New York City’s immigrant communities and workers who have faced a spike in accidents and deaths at unsafe workplaces. I will also continue my district’s longstanding struggle to relieve the extreme school overcrowding that degrades our children’s chances for academic success.

We must continue to champion progressive policies in New York City, even as the Trump administration threatens to dismantle the progress we’ve fought hard to make: from protecting immigrants’ rights, to passing legislation that guarantees a fair work week for low-wage workers, to pushing the city to close Rikers, to reforming our “Fair Share” system.

It doesn’t matter how much money you have, how powerful you think you are, how beautiful you are; it doesn’t matter what your profession is, you have to be healthy, and I believe this is the obligation of government. Because if people are not healthy, they won’t be able to work to keep the city as good as it is right now; they won’t be able to work to provide for their family members.

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Every first Saturday of the month City Councilwoman Mealy will hold advisory board meetings, which focus on the needs of the constituents within the 41st District. Constituents will receive mailers and social media alerts with reminders of each upcoming meetings. My second priority is voting rights for convicted felons and early voter registration.

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DAVID GREENFIELD

JUMAANE WILLIAMS

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Our current CUNY students find themselves struggling to balance tuition, student fees, textbook costs, rent, food, transportation and child care costs, as well as often having work schedules. We, as elected officials, have an obligation to assist with helping college students achieve a degree. It is access to higher education that leads to improved academic, social and economic conditions.

I have two important pieces of legislation that I hope to pass early in 2017: Int. 1218, which would create a minimum civil penalty for certain immediately hazardous illegal conversions and Int. 139, which would add non-tobacco shisha to the New York City Smoke-Free Air Act. In addition, I will continue to advocate for an R train full line review by the MTA.

My top local priority is renovating every single park in my district. I have already completed five parks and have seven more to go. I hope to have every park renovation underway by the end of 2017.

Creating truly affordable housing for people with lower area median incomes in the city, expanding youth jobs so that it may act as a deterrent to violence, and addressing construction site safety.

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MARK TREYGER

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I’m very invested in constituent services in my office, so we have an enormous number of people with problems, and we try to resolve as many of those problems as possible. I have a lot of projects that are in the works – schools, parks – so we’re trying to get all these things taken care of. Basically, providing service to my constituents and trying to develop the infrastructure in my district.

Helping all of the victims of Superstorm Sandy get back into their homes continues to be a top priority. We worked hard to get deadline extensions in 2016, so we want people to seize the opportunity to have their homes rebuilt. I also plan on continuing my support of education, including career and technical education programs.

Anywhere we can increase parking and accommodate the residents in (South Brooklyn) by having less people constantly driving around the block looking for spots, causing pollution, congestion, causing aggravation is a plus. The more parking spots we can put in without affecting the safety of pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists is a plus.

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As the city looks to rezone a portion of the North Shore, my priority is securing funds for the infrastructure necessary – transportation, education, recreation, health care, sewers, lighting and more – to support our growing population. I will continue to address extreme school overcrowding in my district, looking at school seat allocations and minimizing class size.

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My top priority is to extend the property tax exemption for veterans by passing a bill I introduced this fall, along with other City Council colleagues. I also want to pass several other pieces of legislation, including bills that would require the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation to provide public notice and transparency on tree prunings, stump removals and related sidewalk repairs.

My top two priorities for this year are providing substance abuse treatment programs and fighting for property tax reform.

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PRIVACY BILL WOULD STOP ARRESTS FROM THREATENING KIDS’ FUTURES

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AMAGING information made public in a pending youthful offender case can derail a teenager’s potential for life, but a simple legislative fix could help keep young people on track. That’s why Youth Represent stepped beyond its primary mission as a nonprofit legal services provider to work with Assemblyman Daniel O’Donnell on legislation that will allow information about youthful offender cases to stay private until the final disposition in the case. New York’s youthful offender law, on the books since 1970, gives young people under the age of 19 a second chance if they haven’t already had a finding for a felony offense. The law allows judges to set aside a criminal conviction and replace it with a youthful offender adjudication, which is sealed to the public. However, the purpose of the youthful offender statute is undermined by cases that remain pending for months or years with all of that information open to the public. When kids’ court records are not kept private, they are susceptible to oversharing on the internet and become easy fodder for unscrupulous businesses. Websites, like mugshots.com, post information obtained from court records even after a case is dismissed or sealed. The websites then require people to pay $150 or more for their information be removed. Less nefarious, but just as harmful, news websites keep information about original arrests online, even after the case is sealed. The implications for young people are very real. We worked with a young woman

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MEMBERS OF YOUTH REPRESENT, A YOUTH DEFENSE AND ADVOCACY NONPROFIT, PREPARE TO ADVOCATE FOR THE IN THE MEANTIME ACT AND OTHER JUVENILE JUSTICE REFORMS AS PART OF RAISE THE AGE ADVOCACY DAY ON MARCH 8 AT THE STATE CAPITOL.


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I’ll call Isabel, who was arrested for getting into a fight when she was 18. The court chose to seal her record as a youthful offense but before the case was over, the fight was reported on a website. Months after the case was sealed, an administrator at Isabel’s college found the story online. Based on the article, Isabel was kicked out of school. Other clients have been pressured to pay hundreds of dollars to multiple mugshot websites to have information about their sealed youthful offender cases removed. This session, the state Legislature could enact our bill to keep kids’ cases private until the final disposition in the case. This would mean that when a teenager has a case in adult court and is eligible for a youthful offender adjudication, judges would have the power to keep all records confidential, while the case is pending. This is already allowed for youth charged with misdemeanors. Our proposal extends it to felonies because of the severe

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MONTHS AFTER THE CASE WAS SEALED, AN ADMINISTRATOR AT ISABEL’S COLLEGE FOUND THE STORY ONLINE. BASED ON THE ARTICLE, ISABEL WAS KICKED OUT OF SCHOOL.

employment, housing, education and other consequences a felony can trigger. Because the youthful offender statute already allows pending cases for misdemeanors to be sealed, our proposal only requires changing a few lines in the existing law. Youth Represent raised awareness about the issue and proposed the change in testimony before the Governor’s Commission on Youth, Public Safety, and Justice in 2014. Simultaneously, we worked with O’Donnell, who was then-chairman of the Committee on Correction, to draft legislation. In the coming legislative session, we will build support by making the youth development, public safety, and economic arguments for ensuring that teenagers get second chances. This kind of legislative advocacy is critical to our mission. From the day Youth Represent opened its doors, we have worked not only to get the best results for clients under existing laws, but to make laws and systems work better. Comprehensive information on the requirements for nonprofits engaged in legislative advocacy is available from the Lawyers Alliance for New York. Our bill is one small but critical element of needed juvenile justice reform. New York must catch up to the rest of the country and raise the age of criminal jurisdiction to 18, create more diversion opportunities, ensure that 16- and 17-year-olds are never placed in adult jails and prisons and expand youthful offender eligibility to 21. Yet while lawmakers drag their feet, thousands of young New Yorkers will be charged with felonies this year and risk carrying the burden of those charges forever. The legislature must act now for fairness and privacy for youth in adult courts.

Kate Rubin is the director of policy and strategic initiatives at Youth Represent, a youth defense and advocacy nonprofit. She has more than 10 years of experience advocating for criminal justice reforms that promote fairness, opportunity and safety.

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Ron Deutsch, executive director of the Fiscal Policy Institute; Emily Miles, director of policy, advocacy and research at the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies; and Allison Sesso, executive director of the Human Services Council, joined NYN Media for a podcast on what the minimum wage increase will mean for nonprofits. NYN: How will nonprofits be affected by the increased minimum wage? RD: Obviously a $15 minimum wage is absolutely needed. Nonprofits are going to have a hard time meeting that wage level due to the fact that they get their funding largely from the state. We’re concerned that they won’t be able to meet that wage requirement with the current level of funding that they have. NYN: How have the election results affected your advocacy? EM: President-elect (Donald) Trump has never held public office. We do have some of the statements he’s made on the campaign trail and his plans for the first 100 days, and some of those plans are concerning. Here in New York state, both Gov. (Andrew) Cuomo and Mayor (Bill) de Blasio have gotten out in front of this issue and vowed to stand with and protect these communities, and I think one of the first ways that they can do that is strengthening the very sector – the human services sector – that can provide the first level of support for these families and communities. AS: We want to partner with the state. We want to be there for (our) communities … regardless of what administration’s in office, but we can’t do that if we continue down the path that we’re on right now in the way the government drives the wages within our workforce and the money available to support our institutions and so we need to realign those things.


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Perspectives & analysis from the people who know New York best/ Edited by Nick Powell

HOW TO MAKE SURE THE 421-A DEAL REALLY WORKS By ALEX ARMLOVICH and HOWARD HUSOCK

hose concerned about the construction of new residential housing in New York should hope Gov. Andrew Cuomo makes good on his promise to resolve the long-running dispute about the new housing tax abatement known as 421-a. But those concerned about creating the most new-housing per dollar of the tax exemption should go further than what the governor has proposed – and look back to a previous version of the law. Earlier versions of the law allowed developers in Manhattan to build required below-market units in the outer boroughs, where land and construction are much cheaper. Lower costs meant shorter tax exemptions were still attractive to participants. The old off-site “certificate” program promised far less expensive 10-year partial tax exemptions. The shorter off-site “certificate” exemptions – with caps on the benefit for luxury condos – would have given the most bang for the buck among the realistic reform options. The proposal apparently endorsed by Cuomo has two key problems: higher-than-necessary costs for each new onsite apartment and fewer affordable units in exchange for a substantially more generous tax exemption compared to a previous version of the law. High on-site unit costs are exacerbated with this version’s extended 35-year exemption, ostensibly to fund new union wage requirements for large projects. The broad reforms preferable to New York’s current housing and tax policy are too numerous to discuss. Even if the governor’s costly union bargain reflects the current political constraints on reform, there is still at least one small and realistic tweak worth making: copy the off-site affordable housing option from New York City’s Mandatory Inclusionary Housing law.

The city’s MIH law is intended to coordinate with the state’s 421-a law to provide 25-30 percent of rezoned new buildings with below-market units, with each program providing a similar menu of three compliance options for rental housing. MIH allows taller buildings to fit the extra affordable units without eliminating market-rate units, while 421-a helps fund the cross-subsidy. But unlike the current draft of 421-a, MIH allows those affordable units to be located within one mile or within the community district in exchange for a 5 percentage point increase in affordable housing units. That’s not as flexible as the old 421-a off-site negotiable certificates, which had no distance restrictions, but even this watered-down off-site option can provide more units for the money. Developers can take advantage of slightly cheaper land and avoid costly fights over extra bulk and height inside historic districts. Getting from 25 percent affordable to 30 percent affordable, or from 30 percent to 35 percent, for the same money may seem like a small efficiency for the off-site option. But almost one-third of Manhattan is covered by historic districts, whose constituents fight any increased height and bulk. Contextual zoning districts can also present a challenge in squeezing the affordable space on-site. It’s crucial to keep in mind that community opposition is blocking several of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposed affordable housing developments. Without the off-site safety valve, such affordable development could continue to be stymied. Accordingly, Cuomo should add the “1-mile or same community district” off-site option to accommodate rental projects eligible for both programs. Improving the coordination of 421-a with MIH’s moderate off-site option is just a small

tweak to the complicated mess we’re working with. We continue to urge permanent comprehensive tax reform, as opposed to these temporary extensions of tax exemptions necessary to relieve the disproportionate tax on “Class 2” rental buildings. We also deplore the use of even more public funds to help unionized construction workers – even as many less-well-off New Yorkers pay the bill. The pros and cons of 421-a as a supply-side stimulant can be debated, but at least there’s a clear public purpose at stake – more than can be said for the union giveaway. Cuomo’s deal may be politically irreversible at this point, so the least he can do is make this small improvement by adding off-site compliance.

Alex Armlovich is a fellow and Howard Husock is vice president for research and publications at the Manhattan Institute.


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421-A DOESN’T PASS COST-BENEFIT TEST The 421-a tax exemption costs New York City an enormous amount of money while producing very little affordable housing. Any serious defense of reviving 421-a as policy should address this fundamental issue. But instead, advocates for the real estate industry like to change the subject. Their talking points emphasize the importance of affordable housing, without acknowledging that costs matter. Others blur 421-a’s role in creating affordable housing by crediting it for apartments that were primarily produced by other, more efficient subsidies. And yet others take advantage of the 421a structure as a tax expenditure to suggest that its costs don’t really count. These are obfuscations. A better understanding of how 421-a works would make it clear just how costly it is. For starters, the $1.2 billion 421-a tax exemption has a very real impact on the city’s budget. In a few 421-a buildings in neighborhoods like Brooklyn’s Crown Heights, the benefit is going to buildings that would otherwise not be built. In these cases, 421-a is not reducing the city’s revenue, although

it is still increasing the demand for services. In other cases, buildings that receive 421-a are genuine affordable housing developments that would have been given another tax exemption if they didn’t receive 421-a. Here, too, the program is not really reducing revenues. But most of the 421-a tax exemption is not going to either of those types of building. It is going to buildings that would have been built anyway and would not be otherwise eligible for tax exemptions, thus reducing revenue by hundreds of millions a year while producing very little affordability in return. This is why more than half of 421-a exemptions are in Manhattan. The 421-a tax exemption costs $1.2 billion annually. We estimated that Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s latest suggestion to resolve the impasse over labor standards and revive 421-a would double that to $2.4 billion. We arrive at this figure by considering a number of factors: the longer term proposed for the tax exemption, 35 years instead of 10-25 years; some buildings will no longer see their tax benefits phase out; and the possibility that some buildings in Manhat-

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By TOM WATERS tan below Harlem will be marketed as condos rather than as rentals with 421-a under the new rules. Either the city or state could certainly produce a much more refined estimate by using internal data. But until one of those governments decides to share an estimate with the public, we believe our calculations, simple as they are, provide the best substitute. Despite the massive amounts of money involved, 421-a has never been a core component of the city’s affordable housing system. Most new affordable housing in New York City is the result of much better targeted government subsidies, such as the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Tax credit developments generally receive property tax exemptions, in addition to their other subsidies, because it doesn’t really make sense to give a building scarce affordable housing resources and then immediately take it back in the form of property tax. There are several different property tax exemptions that can serve this purpose, including 421-a. Allowing 421-a to lapse would not prevent this affordable housing from being built because the city could switch to one of the other available exemptions. It does not make sense to give credit for affordable housing to 421-a. It should go without saying that 421-a is not really necessary to build market-rate housing in New York City. New high-rise housing in many areas of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens is extremely profitable – more than enough to be able to pay property taxes. Because condos receive very favorable tax treatment, most new buildings would be condos without 421-a. But the proper solution to that would be to bring the tax rates for condos and rentals in line with each other, not compensate one bad tax policy with another. In any case, converting $1 million condos into $5,000-a-month rentals has exactly zero impact on the city’s real housing problems.

Tom Waters is a housing policy analyst for the Community Service Society.


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Notice of Formation of Wainscott Estates LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 9/6/16. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Reinhardt, 44 Wall St., NY, NY 10005. Purpose: any lawful activities.

Notice of Formation of Kiki Industries LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State 10/31/16. Office loc: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 64 E 11th St, 1204, NY, NY 10029. Purpose: any lawful activities.

Notice of Formation of Aphera Properties, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed w/ Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/6/16. Office in NY County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Alan Mittelman, Esq., Spector Gadon & Rosen, PC, 1635 Market St., 7th Fl., Phila, PA 19103, registered agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: Any lawful act/activity.

Notice of Qualification of BROOKFIELD PREMIER REAL ESTATE PARTNERS L.P. Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/17/16. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 07/05/16. Princ. office of LP: Brookfield Pl., 250 Vesey St., 15th Fl., NY, NY 10281-1023. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co. (CSC), 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. Name and addr. of each general partner are available from SSNY. DE addr. of LP: c/o CSC, 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of LP filed with Secy. of State, State of DE, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

NOTICE OF FORMATION of Moke America, LLC. Arts of Org filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 12/7/16. Office loc: NY County. SSNY designated agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to principal business address: 209 East 62nd Street, NY, NY 10065. Puprose: Any lawful act.

Fish in the Hand Productions, LLC filed with SSNY 9/13/16. Office loc: NY Co. SSNY designated agent upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: US Corp Agents, 7014 13th Ave #202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of Lerin Consulting LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 9/22/16. 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 CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: all lawful purposes.

KC THIRD AVE, LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 12/07/16. Office: New York County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 2 Rector Street, Suite 903, New York, NY 10006. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

PAYSAGE HOLDINGS LLC, Authority filed with the SSNY on 12/02/2016. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in DE on 12/10/2015. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: C/O Raich Ende Malter & Co. LLP, 1375 Broadway, 6th Fl, NY, NY 10018. Address required to be maintained in DE: 160 Greentree Dr., Ste 101, Dover DE 19904. Cert of Formation filed with DE Div. of Corps, 401 Federal St., Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. NOTICE OF FORMATION of Ambros LLC. Arts of Org filed with Secy of State NY (SSNY) 08/26/16. Office loc: NY County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. The PO address to which SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against LLC is: US Corp Agents, Inc. 7014 13th Ave, Ste 202 Brooklyn, NY 11228. Principal bus addr of LLC: 167 E 90th St, 5c, NY, NY 10128. Purpose: any lawful act or activity.

BRANMACK USA LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 12/30/15. Office: New York County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, c/o Adesh Seecharan, 155-85 Bayview Avenue, Rosedale, NY 11422. Purpose: Any lawful purpose Notice of Qualification of CBI Services, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 12/9/16. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 2103 Research Forest Dr., The Woodlands, TX 77380. LLC formed in DE on 12/7/16. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011. DE addr. of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes.

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SALUSBURY AND CO., LLC Art. Of Org. Filed Sec. of State of NY 11/23/2016. Off. Loc.:New York Co. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY to mail copy of process to The LLC., 215 West 88th St., #11E,New York, NY 10024. Purpose:Any lawful act or activity. App. for Auth. (LLC) No Sleep Productions LLC d/b/a Intergalactic Productions LLC. App. for Auth. filed w/ the Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/7/16. LLC formed in DE on 11/29/16. 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 CT Corp. System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, registered agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: Any lawful act/activity Notice of Qualification of Here Be Dragons LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 12/22/16. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 38 W. 21st St., 12th Fl., NY, NY 10010. LLC formed in DE on 7/15/14. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: National Registered Agents, Inc. (NRAI), 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE addr. of LLC: NRAI, 160 Greentree Dr., Ste. 101, Dover, DE 19904. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes.

Notice of Qual. of Aurmedis Global Fund, LP, Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 6/1/16. Off. loc: NY Co. LP org. in DE 5/31/16. SSNY desig. as agent of LP upon whom proc. against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to Att: Anthony Chiasson, 350 Park Ave., NY, NY 10022. DE off. addr.: CSC, 2711 Centerville Rd., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of LP on file: SSDE, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Name/addr. of each gen. ptr. avail. at SSNY. Purp: any lawful activities. Notice of Qualification of ARTIVEST SOLUTIONS LLC. Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/06/16. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 06/08/16. Princ. office of LLC: 149 Fifth Ave., 16th Fl., NY, NY 10010. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. DE addr. of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St. - Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. lawful activity. Notice of Qualification of 130 Northern Avenue Mezz, L.L.C. Authority filed with Secy of State of NY on 11/29/16. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware on 11/18/16. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: National Registered Agents, Inc., 111 Eighth Ave., 13th fl., NY, NY 10011. NRAI is registered agent as well. Address required to be maintained in home jurisdiction: c/o National Registered Agents, Inc., 160 Greentree Drive, Ste. 101, Dover, DE 19904. The name and address of the authorized officer in the jurisdiction where a copy of its arts. of organ. are filed is: DE Secy of State, Div. of Corps., John G.Townsend Bldg., Federal & Duke of York Sts., P.O. Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Notice of Qualification of 6th Avenue MCA Fund I L.P. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/13/16. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 04/07/16. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Graybar Building, 420 Lexington Ave., Ste. 925, NY, NY 10170. Address to be maintained in DE: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Name/ address of genl. ptr. available from SSNY. Cert. of LP filed with DE Secy. of State, Division of Corporations, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St. – Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities.

RIVERSIDE BLVD. LLC Art. Of Org. Filed Sec. of State of NY 12/22/2016. Off. Loc.: New York Co. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY to mail copy of process to The LLC, c/o SMRC, 80 Maiden Lane, New York, NY 10038. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity. Notice of Qualification of HighVista Strategies LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 12/23/16. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 200 Clarendon St., 50th Fl., Boston, MA 02116. LLC formed in DE on 1/26/05. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE addr. of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Notice of Qualification of QJ ASSET MANAGEMENT LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/19/16. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/02/16. Princ. office of LLC: 205 E. 68th St. TPHB, NY, NY 10065. 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: Business Filings Inc., 108 W. 13th St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State - Div. of Corps., P.O. Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: Any lawful activity. App. for Auth. (LLC) GLEA OCS 148 Duane LLC. App. for Auth. filed w/ the Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/20/16. LLC formed in DE on 10/14/16. 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 Maples Fiduciary Services (DE) Inc., 4001 Kennett Pike, #302, Wilmington, DE 19807, registered agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: Any lawful act/activity. Notice of Authority of ColeFrieman & Mallon LLP. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/9/16. Office location: New York County. LLP formed in California (CA) on 1/14/09. SSNY is designated as agent of LLP upon which process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1 Sansome St, Ste 1895, San Francisco, CA 94104. CA address of the LLP: 1 Sansome St, Ste 1895, San Francisco, CA 94104. Cert. of Registration filed with CA Secy of State, 1500 11th St, Sarcamento, CA 95814. Purpose: any lawful activity.

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Notice of Qualification of BHV Entrepreneurship Fund IA, GP, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/22/16. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/20/16. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 47 Murray St, Lower Level, NY, NY 10007. 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 140 Northern Avenue, L.L.C. Authority filed with Secy of State of NY on11/29/16. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware on 08/28/14. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: National Registered Agents, Inc., 111 Eighth Ave., 13th fl., New York, NY 10011. NRAI is registered agent as well. Address required to be maintained in home jurisdiction: c/o National Registered Agents, Inc., 160 Greentree Drive, Ste. 101, Dover, DE 19904. The name and address of the authorized officer in the jurisdiction where a copy of its arts. of organ. are filed is: DE Secy of State, Div. of Corps., John G.Townsend Bldg., Federal & Duke of York Sts., P.O. Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. METROJJBWEST53 LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 12/19/2016. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Jay Czyzyk, 165 West End Ave., Apt 15N, NY, NY 10023. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Notice of Formation of 64th and Lex LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/14/16. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: 159 E. 64th St., NY, NY 10065. 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 Formation of Mizuho America Leasing LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 12/1/16. Office location: NY County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to the principal business address: MHCB America Holdings, Inc., 1251 Ave. of the Americas, NY, NY 10020, Attn: Toshiaki Yasunaga. Purpose: all lawful purposes.


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Notice of Formation of SCHUMANN BURGHART LLP. Arts of Org filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/18/2016. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated agent upon whom process may be served against LLP to principal business address: 143 Duane Street, #3, New York, NY 10013. Purpose: any lawful act. BRIGHTLANE LLC Art. Of Org. Filed Sec. of State of NY 8/22/2016. Off. Loc.: New York Co. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY to mail copy of process to The LLC, c/o PC Sekar, 555 Doughty Blvd., Inwood, NY 11096. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity. Notice of Qualification of Parlor Game Productions, LLC. Appl. for Auth. filed with NY Dept. of State on 7/22/16. 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 the LLC, c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, New York, NY 10011. DE addr. of LLC c/o Corporation Trust, 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901 on 9/8/15. Purpose: any lawful activity. Constantia Capital LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY 11/28/16. Office loc: NY County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Roy Ferguson, 40 Harrison St, Apt 23E, NY, NY 10013. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Notice of Formation of CLTC Designs LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/09/16. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 475 Park Avenue South, Ste. 920, NY, NY 10016. Purpose: any lawful activities. Notice of Formation of Chelsea Leasehold Owner LLC. 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 LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 360 Lexington Ave, Ste 1200, NY, NY 10017. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is David Kriss Esq, C/O Kriss & Feurstein LLP, 360 Lexington Ave, Ste 1200, NY, NY 10017. Purpose: any lawful activity.

Notice of Qual. of PROFESSIONAL FITNESS MANAGEMENT, LLC, Authority filed with the SSNY on 12/08/2016. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in MD on 08/01/2001. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: PO Box 370, Galena, MD 21635. Address required to be maintained in MD: 13860 Mill Creek Ln, Galena MD 21635. Cert of Formation filed with MD Dept. of Assessments & Tax, 301 W. Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. AMANDA DOYLE MD, PLLC, a Prof. LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 12/21/2016. Office location: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: C/O the PLLC, 63 Wall Street, Apt 812, NY, NY 10005. Purpose: To Practice The Profession Of Medicine. Latest date upon which PLLC is to dissolve: 01/01/2090. Notice of Qualification of 312 Atlantic Owner LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/6/16. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/5/16. 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: 160 Greentree Dr., Ste 101, Dover, DE 19904. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is National Registered Agents, Inc., 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. 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 SJC 33 DLPE 2016, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/23/16. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/21/16. 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: 160 Greentree Dr., Ste 101, Dover, DE 19904. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is National Registered Agents, Inc., 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. SYNC PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES, PLLC, Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY 12/15/2016. Office loc: NY county. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against PLLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: SYNC PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES, PLLC, Attn: Dr. Silvia Birklein, 928 Broadway, Suite 803, NY, NY 10010. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.

January 16, 2017 Notice of Formation of DIGITAL RARITY, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/17/16. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: 120 Wall St., NY, NY 10005. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Martin H. Kaplan, Esq. at the princ. office of the LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. JTRE 1177 NOMAD LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 05/27/2016. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Morris Terzi C/O JTRE, PO Box 1705, NY, NY 10150. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Notice of Formation of JR Harvest, LLC. Articles of Org. filed with Secy of State of NY (SSNY) 11/30/16. Office loc: NY County. SSNY designated agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to principal business address: 350 W 42nd St, #44A, NY, NY 10036. Purpose: any lawful act. Notice of Qualification of BLA Partners, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 12/5/16. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 199 Main St., Ste. 226, Burlington, VT 05401. LLC formed in DE on 11/22/16. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE addr. of LLC: c/o The Corporation Trust Co., 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Notice of Qualification of IMG WORLDWIDE HOLDINGS, LLC. Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/09/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 09/27/04. Princ. office of LLC: 11 Madison Ave., 17th Fl., NY, NY 10010. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. DE addr. of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Jeffrey W. Bullock, Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St. - Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

Notice of formation of OPTIMAL LABORATORIES, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State o f NY (SSNY) on 11/2/2016. Office located in NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1299 First Ave., NY NY 10021. Purpose: any lawful act. Notice of Qualification of DILMUN PROPERTIES LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/09/16. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 10/17/16. Princ. office of LLC: 767 Fifth Ave., 8th Fl., NY, NY 10153. 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: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of the State of DE, Corp. Dept., Loockerman & Federal Sts., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of Topflight Technologies, LLC. Art. of Org. filed with SSNY 11/22/2016. Office: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC: 225 Broadway, Ste 2700, NY, NY 10007. Purpose: Any lawful activity or purpose. Notice of formation of Global Internet Marketing LLC. Arts of Org filed w Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/17/2016. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to principal business address: 25 W 81st St., #3A, NY NY 10024. Notice is hereby given a license, number 1299296 for on-premises Liquor has been applied for by the undersigned to sell liquor at retail in a Restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 27 Grand St., aka 15 Thompson Street, Roof, New York, NY 10013 for on premises consumption. Jensen 27 Grand LLC Notice of Formation of Anson Calder LLC. Arts of Org filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 9/20/2016. Office loc: NY County. SSNY designated agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to principal bus. address: 385 South End Ave, #7K, NY, NY 10280. Purpose: any lawful act.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A LICENSE, SERIAL # 1299258, FOR WINE & BEE R HAS BEEN APPLIED FOR BY THE UNDERSIGNED TO SELL WINE & BEER AT RETAIL UNDER THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LAW AT 1223 BEDFORD AVE BROOKLYN, NY 11216. KINGS COUNTY, FOR ONPREMISE CONSUMPTION. LAM TILLY LLC. Notice of Formation of Irving Capital LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/29/16. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 25 Robert Pitt Dr., Ste 204, Monsey, NY 10952. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is Vcorp Agent Services, Inc., 25 Robert Pitt Dr., Ste 204, Monsey, NY 10952. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of Ouza LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 11/23/16. Office location: Albany County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 187 Wolf Rd, Ste 101, Albany, NY 12205. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is Business Filings Incorporated, 187 Wolf Rd, Ste 101, Albany, NY 12205. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Qualification of 130 Northern Avenue, L.L.C. Authority filed with Secy of State of NY on 11/29/16. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware on 08/28/14. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: National Registered Agents, Inc., 111 Eighth Ave., 13th fl., New York, NY 10011. NRAI is registered agent as well. Address required to be maintained in home jurisdiction: c/o National Registered Agents, Inc., 160 Greentree Drive, Ste. 101, Dover, DE 19904. The name and address of the authorized officer in the jurisdiction where a copy of its arts. of organ. are filed is: DE Secy of State, Div. of Corps., John G.Townsend Bldg., Federal & Duke of York Sts., P.O. Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: Any lawful purpose Notice of Formation of 12 Franklin 197 Owner LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/21/16. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: the Company, c/o Simon Baron Development LLC, 757 Third Ave., 17th Fl., NY, NY 10017. Purpose: any lawful activities.

Notice of Qualification of BROOKFIELD PREMIER REAL ESTATE PARTNERS POOLING LLC. Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/17/16. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 08/30/16. Princ. office of LLC: Brookfield Pl., 250 Vesey St., 15th Fl., NY, NY 10281-1023. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. DE addr. of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State of the State of DE, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of 234 East 23rd Street Duplex, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/27/16. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The Company, 270 Park Avenue South, NY, NY 10010. Purpose: any lawful activities. Notice of Qualification of NYCL Acquisition LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/08/16. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 11/02/16. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: C/O New York Cruise Lines, Inc., Pier 81West 41st St., NY, NY 10036, Attn: Chief Executive Officer. Address to be maintained in DE: The Corporate Trust Company, 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801, New Castle County. Arts of Org. filed with the Secy. of State, Division of Corporations, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities. Notice of Formation of XHANA LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/17/16. Office location: RICHMOND County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: LEGALINC CORPORATE SERVICES INC., 1967 WEHRLE DR., STE. 1-086, BUFFALO, NY 14221, also the registered agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful activities.

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January 16, 2017 Notice of Formation of 12 Franklin 230 Owner LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/21/16. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The Company, c/o Simon Baron Development LLC, 757 Third Ave., 17th Fl., NY, NY 10017. Purpose: any lawful activities NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A LICENSE, SERIAL # 1299502 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 313 CHURCH ST NEW YORK, NY 10013. NEW YORK COUNTY, FOR ON PREMISE CONSUMPTION. A G TRIBECA INC. Interested persons are invited to comment on the installation of telecommunication antennas on the below existing streetlight poles in New York, NY, and specifically on potential effects to historic properties located at or near the facilities, if any. Comments should be submitted to ATC, 3 Terri Lane, Burlington NJ 08016, or phone 609-3868800. The locations are: 26.3ft pole S corner of Pearl St & Hanover St; 27-ft poles N corner 6th Ave & W 40th St, N corner 6th Ave & W 39th St, S corner 6th Ave & W 38th St, S corner 7th Ave & W 34th St, N corner 7th Ave & W 35th St, E corner 8th Ave & W 41st St, S corner 9th Ave & W 35th St, SE corner Broadway & W 38th St, NW corner Broadway & W 39th St, E corner 8th Ave & W 34th St, Water St (50ft NE of Gouverner Ln), S corner Wall St & Water St, W corner Front St & Maiden Ln, N corner Pearl St & Cedar St, E corner Pearl St & Pine St, W corner Pine St & William St, S corner William St & Cedar St, N corner William St. & Maiden Ln, Pearl St (85 ft W of Whitehall St), Broad St (175 ft SW of Exchange Pl), W corner Maiden Ln & Nassau St, N corner Nassau St & Cedar St, S corner Pine St & Nassau St, N corner Broadway & Maiden Ave. Notice of Qualification of 1150 Broadway Holdings LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 9/19/16. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 777 Lake Zurich Rd., #200, Barrington, IL 60010. LLC formed in DE on 9/16/16. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE addr. of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, Federal & Duke of York St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes.

FAMILY COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK CITY OF NEW YORK: COUNTY OF QUEENS SUMMONS Docket No.: B-15570/16 ------------------------------X In the Matter of the Commitment of Guardianship and Custody of ZARA DINESH SHAHANI a/k/a “BABY GIRL” PHILLIPS A Child Under the Age of Eighteen Years -----------------------------X IN THE NAME OF THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK: TO: Olga Phillips ADDRESS: Whereabouts Uknown A Petition having been filed in this Court, alleging that the above-named child, in the care of THE NEW YORK FOUNDLING HOSPITAL, should be committed to the guardianship and custody of THE NEW YORK FOUNDLING HOSPITAL; a copy of the petition being annexed hereto: You are hereby summoned to appear before the court, Part 4, The Honorable Emily Ruben, at 151-20 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, New York, 11432 on March 2, 2017 at 9:00 AM to SHOW CAUSE why the Court should not enter and Order committing the guardianship and custody of said child to the petitioning agency as provided by law. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that if guardianship and custody of said child are committed to the petitioning agency, THE NEW YORK FOUNDLING HOSPITAL, said child may be adopted with consent of said petitioning agency without your consent or further notice to you. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that you have the right to be represented by a lawyer, and if the Court finds that you are unable to pay for a lawyer, you have the right to have a lawyer assigned by the Court. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that upon failure of the person summoned to appear, all of his or her parental rights to the child may be terminated; and PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that his or her failure to appear shall constitute a denial of his or her interest in the child, which denial may result, without further notice, in the transfer of the commitment of the child’s care, custody or guardianship, or in the child’s adoption in this or any subsequent proceeding in which such care, custody and guardianship or adoption may be at issue Dated: Queens, New York January 6, 2017 By Order of the Court Clerk of the Family Court Notice of Formation of 1601 Dekalb Owner LLC, Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State (SSNY) 8/1/16. Off. loc.: NY Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to 28 E. 28th St., 9th Fl., NY, NY 10016. Purp.: any lawful activities.

WirelessCo, L.P. dba Sprint (SPRINT) proposes to install antennas and equipment atop a 270’ building/rooftop (286’ overall) at 52 - 58 Vanderbilt Ave & 34 - 40 E 45 St in Manhattan, NY (Project 32912). In accordance with the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 and the 2005 Nationwide Programmatic Agreement, SPRINT is hereby notifying the public of the proposed undertaking and soliciting comments on Historic Properties which may be affected by the proposed undertaking. If you would like to provide specific information regarding potential effects that the proposed undertaking might have to properties that are listed on or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places and located within 3 block radius of the site, please submit the comments (with project number) to: RAMAKER, Contractor for SPRINT, 855 Community Dr, Sauk City, WI 53583 or via e-mail to history@ramaker.com within 30 days of this notice.

Notice of Formation of KIG, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/29/16, effective date: 1/1/17. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: KIG, LLC, c/o Sopris Capital Associates, 601 Lexington Ave., 55th Fl., NY, NY 10022. Purpose: any lawful activities.

Notice of formation of Caudalie Washington Street LLC filed with the Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/4/17. Office loc.: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The address SSNY shall mail copy of process to is 70 W. 36th St., 13th Fl., New York, NY 10018. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

Notice of Qualification of INTERNATIONAL INSPIRATIONS, LLC. Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/09/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/14/16. Princ. office of LLC: 358 Fifth Ave., 5th Fl., NY, NY 10001. 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: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State, Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Jewelry & fashion accessories, retail. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A LICENSE, SERIAL# 1299516 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 1047 BEDFORD AVE BROOKLYN, NY 11216. KINGS COUNTY, FOR ON PREMISE CONSUMPTION. HOME FRITE LLC.

DAVID P ROWE LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 3/6/08. Office loc: New York County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 220 E 18th Street, Apt. 5, NY, NY 10003. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

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Notice of Qual. of RJF MANAGEMENT LLC, FICT NAME OF RJF MANAGEMENT FFO, Authority filed with the SSNY on 01/04/2017. Office loc: NY County. LLC formed in DE on 05/28/2014. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: C/O the LLC, Richard Flynn, 435 East 79th St., 4P, NY, NY 10075. Address required to be maintained in DE: 310 Alder Rd, Dover, DE 19904. Cert of Formation filed with DE Div. of Corps, 401 Federal St., Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.

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LOSERS JARED KUSHNER Once merely the scion of a wealthy real estate family, newspaper publisher, and son-in-law of a billionaire real estate developer/ reality TV celebrity, Kushner is now one of the most powerful people in America. As adviser to that same father-in-law, President-elect Donald Trump, Kushner will soon have the ear of the leader of the free world. Oh, yeah. He got a lot of ink this week, too.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo evaded unhappy state lawmakers during his State of the State tour last week, but an emergency helicopter landing was a reminder that the governor can only control so much. Then again, the more conspiratorial-minded among us might suspect that the whole thing was a ploy to get the state comptroller to approve funding for a new helicopter. Whatever the case, here are last week’s Winners & Losers.

AL D’AMATO Ohhh boy. What else can we say about D’Amato? The ex-senator (a.k.a. Rogue One) got kicked off a JetBlue flight for trying to rally the passengers against the crew. Apparently he needs to work on his campaign skills, because only one other passenger decided to support his short-lived takeover attempt. Regardless, majority rule doesn’t work here, and you can’t filibuster your way into commandeering an airplane.

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Education Department will close or merge nine struggling schools next year

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Uber energized by Cuomo’s upstate ride-hailing plan

DEBATING the 421-A DEAL

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The NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL’s top priorities

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