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The STATE LEGISLATIVE PREVIEW

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THOMAS DINAPOLI 10 years keeping Albany in line

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RESISTING

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EDITOR’S NOTE / Contents President Donald Trump nominated a conservative jurist for the U.S. Supreme Court, fired his acting attorney general and weathered widespread attacks for his rush to ban refugees and immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries – and that’s just over the past week. His swift action has horrified critics while invigorating supporters, but just as he promised, he’s bringing the country together in at least one respect: Everyone is glued to Trump’s new reality show. Yet while the heightened scrutiny on Washington, D.C., is essential, it’s important not to overlook the myriad budget proposals and policy changes being debated here in New York. How will state officials respond to potential federal cuts? Should millionaires be taxed more, less or the same? Should scarce resources be diverted to fund college tuition and child care? Should Buffalo get another half a billion dollars – or should state lawmakers get more of a say in where the state’s economic development funding ends up? In our state legislative preview, we take a closer look.

JON LENTZ Editor-in-chief

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RESISTING TRUMP

A Q&A with NYCLU Executive Director Donna Lieberman

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BOCHINCHE & BUZZ The latest gossip from Gerson Borrero

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TOM DINAPOLI The comptroller looks back on 10 years of holding state government accountable

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NEW YORK NONPROFIT

Though powerful for some, many local nonprofits haven’t seen a substantial “Trump bump”

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STATE LEGISLATIVE PREVIEW

The state gears up for an uncertain session, preparing for an unpredictable White House

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SLANT

The Arab American Association of New York’s Linda Sarsour and the Hispanic Federation’s José Calderón on Trump’s anti-immigrant orders


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LAST WEEK’S HEADLINES

BACK&FORTH A Q&A with New York City mayoral candidate and Police Reform Organizing Project Director

ROBERT GANGI

C&S: Why did you decide to run? RG: The thinking is to go right at (New York City Mayor Bill) de Blasio on these issues because he campaigned, as you know, on promoting meaningful police reform, and ... he promised to address the social and economic inequities that make up the tale of two cities in New York. And he’s failed miserably at that. On policing issues in particular, he’s embraced broken windows policing, which ... inflicts harm and hardship on low-income people of color every day. C&S: How serious are you about trying to win? RG: I think it would be, given the fact that I’m not a well-known person outside of criminal justice reform, very unlikely that we could make a serious run at winning. So we do want to accomplish the goal of having issues interjected into the public debate, similar to what (former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie) Sanders accomplished with getting (free) higher education to people. … Most people, including me – even though I supported it – didn’t give it much of a chance, politically, to advance. And now, (Gov.) Andrew-excuse me-fucking-Cuomo is going around supporting it. C&S: Why would de Blasio treat pledges differently after this campaign? RG: He did, along with (former NYPD Commissioner Bill) Bratton, reduce the use of a particular tactic – stop and frisk – but they did not change the fundamental thrust of law enforcement, which is quota-driven, broken windows policing that is, in its application, blatantly racist.

TRUMP TO REFUGEES: YOU’RE BANNED! President Donald Trump continued his shock and awe campaign with a ban on immigration from Muslim countries. His executive order targeted Syrian refugees and, temporarily, citizens of seven other mostly Muslim nations, leaving travelers – including, at least initially, green card holders – stranded or blocked from flights. The action was widely criticized, spurring protests at John F. Kennedy International Airport and prompting legal injunctions across the country, including a partial stay by U.S. District Court Judge Ann Donnelly of Brooklyn. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, a Trump ally, described the order as an effort to legally bar Muslims, but the intent could undercut its constitutionality. Meanwhile, New York officials are responding with legal challenges and pending legislation that would prevent cooperation with federal employees carrying out the order. CHUCK AMUCK U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is navigating a minefield leading the Trump resistance. He voted for several of the president’s Cabinet nominees, but under criticism he pivoted, pledging to hold the line against “the very worst” picks. But Democratic obstruction is crumbling – and Schumer could lose even more clout if Republicans eliminate the filibuster to ram through U.S. Supreme Court pick Neil Gorsuch. CUOMO’S ABORTION AMENDMENT Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is positioning New York as a liberal bastion in the Trump era, is doubling down on abortion rights. Last week, he announced at a Planned Parenthood rally that he would seek to solidify abortion rights by passing a constitutional amendment in the state, even if the landmark Roe v. Wade decision is overturned.

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Kicker

“AS A NEW YORKER, I AM A MUSLIM. AS A NEW YORKER, I AM JEWISH. AS A NEW YORKER, I AM BLACK, I AM GAY, I AM DISABLED, I AM A WOMAN SEEKING TO CONTROL HER HEALTH AND HER CHOICES.” —Gov. Andrew Cuomo, reacting to the restriction of travelers from seven majority-Muslim nations, via Politico New York 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? HONORING OUR ELDERS

ALI GARBER

City & State has a long tradition of recognizing rising stars in New York City and across the state, but last year we started doing something new: honoring our elders. Our inaugural 50 Over 50 list identified some of the most prominent and successful figures in politics and government, and this year we followed it up with another 50-person list that was just as strong – if not stronger. And at our gala reception last week at Ainsworth Park, nearly all of the honorees showed up to join the celebration.

Rent Stabilization Association’s Joe Strasburg and former New York City Council Speaker Peter Vallone Sr., both 2017 lifetime achievement honorees

Hunter College’s Jennifer Raab

Ron Law of MetroPlus Health Plan

Jeff Citro n of Davidoff Hutcher & Citron and former Mayor David Dinkins

Judy Levine of Cause Effective

Ronald Richter of the Jewish Child Care Association

Former NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly, a presenter and 2016 honoree

The Advance Group’s Scott Levenson

Greenberg Traurig’s Robert Harding

Have photos from an event you’d like to see here? Send them to editor@cityandstateny.com.

UPCOMING EVENTS 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.

TUESDAY, FEB. 7 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – The state Legislature holds a joint budget hearing on taxes. Among the key debates are extending the $3.7 billion “millionaires tax” and a state Senate GOP plan to make the property tax cap permanent, Legislative Office Building, Albany.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8 10 a.m. – The New York City Council Committee on Public Safety, chaired by City Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson, holds an oversight hearing on NYPD recruitment, diversity and paths to promotion, Council Chambers, City Hall, Manhattan.

FRIDAY, FEB. 10 8:15 a.m.-9:30 a.m. – CityLaw hosts a free breakfast event with Fidel Del Valle, the commissioner and chief judge of the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings, New York Law School Events Center, 185 West Broadway, Manhattan.


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FARIÑA SAYING ‘BASTA!’ AT THE END OF THE YEAR

CARMEN FARIÑA

According to a few reliable bochincheros, New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña will be saying adiós to her current job by the end of this year. After coming out of retirement in December 2013 at the insistence of and begging from Mayor Bill de Blasio, Fariña has devoted all of her time to the demands of her trabajo. The buzz is that the soon-to-be 74-year-old has plenty of energy and desire to continue, but her husband and family want her back and are insisting she say adiós. “Her husband wants to travel,” is what one bochinchera confirmed to B&B. And there is nada to see with Fariña, as far as the current probes and investigations into the mayor. “Carmen is nowhere near those scandals. It’s just time for her to enjoy the rest of her days,” said one bochinchero, who got a little enojada at my questions.

HOUSE DELEGATION TO MÉXICO? Serious conversaciones are happening about forming a congressional delegation to visit México. The priorities for such a trip would include a meeting with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. While the spirit is for the grupo to be bipartisan, chances are it will mainly consist of Democrats. According to a Washington, D.C., insider and a trusted bochinchero, “We’re hopeful that all members of President Obama’s congressional delegation that worked on the Cuba deal are a part of this group.” The group will face condemnation from Trumpistas, who'll see them as meddling in foreign affairs. We asked the bochinchero if the 31 members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus will be a part of it? “We hope so,” was the response. Sounds like “Duh!” to me.


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CUOMO HIRING HRC & OBAMA CRÈME DE LA CRÈME

HILLARY CLINTON

ANDREW CUOMO

BARACK OBAMA

There’s no way to tell if Gov. Andrew Cuomo is just being a good Democrat or if the governor is gearing up for a 2020 presidential run. “He’s taken in and placed about 20-30 top insiders from the Hillary campaign and a handful of Obama’s people,” a seasoned bochinchero told us. Cuomo has placed most of them in agencies that he controls and others are in quasi-governmental agencies where the guv has some influence. A Cuomo amigo who found out B&B was asking questions called to say: “Come on Gerson, these are smart people that the state can benefit from. What’s wrong with that?” So, Cuomo has hired them? “I didn't say that. I’m just saying that if the governor was hiring them, that would be smart.” Okay, and gracias for the input, bochinchero.

RUDY IS TRUMP’S GOOD HOMBRE

RUDY GIULIANI

For those who didn’t believe that Rudy Giuliani did in fact take himself out of the running to be Donald Trump’s secretary of state, one bochinchero argues that the recent news of the former mayor’s major role in the polemic “Muslim ban” is prueba and that these two feed off each other’s loqueras (madness). So does this mean that even after a federal judge in Brooklyn granted an emergency stay that temporarily halts the ousting of refugees and immigrants following Trumpito’s executive order, there’s a chance Rudy could run for mayor of New York City again? Hey, uno nunca sabe.

DONALD TRUMP

REMEMBER, GENTE, IT’S ALL BOCHINCHE UNTIL IT’S CONFIRMED.


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RESISTING ‘The PRESIDENT of HATE’ A Q&A with NYCLU Executive Director Donna Lieberman

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RESIDENT DONALD TRUMP'S administration has taken steps that critics say trample on civil liberties, and the ACLU is on the front lines fighting back. When Trump issued an executive order on a Friday evening late last month, banning travel from seven majority-Muslim nations and temporarily suspending the U.S. refugee program, representatives of the American Civil Liberties Union and affiliates like the New York Civil Liberties Union flocked to airports and courthouses to challenge individual cases and the ban as a whole. Eventually, judges across the country issued various rulings temporarily halting the detentions and deportations. But NYCLU Executive Director Donna Lieberman said the work is far from over. Addressing the immediate immigration issues will be tough, she said, “but the biggest challenge is going to be undoing the climate: the insecurity, the instability and the fear.” Lieberman joined City & State’s Nick Powell and Gerson Borrero on the New York Slant podcast the Monday after a crazy weekend to talk about what happened, what she’s worried about and what makes her hopeful. The following is an edited transcript.

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THOUSANDS OF ACTIVISTS PROTEST THE DETENTION OF TRAVELERS WITH ENTRY VISAS AT JFK AIRPORT ON JAN. 28.

C&S: What was your reaction to the travel ban executive order? What do you see here and where is this going? DL: I think what we’re seeing is that the candidate of hate has become the president of hate and now has the bully pulpit in every sense of the term and is using it to divide our country, to turn our clock back on the progress we have made emerging from the fear and hostilities that were the product of the 9/11 attacks. Legally, it’s pretty apparent now that we have a president that thinks he’s above the law. And when I say above the law, I mean that he wrote an executive order that is vague and broad and full of discriminatory provisions that are just antithetical to the principles of equality and nondiscrimination in our Constitution. The bedrock principles. They wrote a law clearly hastily, driven by the political people, including the president, who are running the show now and the lunatic right-wing fringe, Steve Bannon, to make good on a campaign promise to get rid of Muslims. And while they won’t succeed in kicking all the Muslims out of this country, and they won’t succeed in keeping everybody they want to out of this country, they have already succeeded in perpetrating a regime of fear and hate. C&S: Is it encouraging, inspiring, hopeful to see this? The energy of the young people, all kinds of people, all colors. Is this a catalyst for people that got too comfortable with social media advocacy? DL: There’s definitely a silver lining. It’s hard to call it a positive side. It’s impossible to overstate the amount of pain that this man and his policies and his people are

causing to good Americans and refugees and immigrants. These guys don’t get it – that we’re a nation of immigrants – but the pain, the fear and the lasting damage that we’re being subjected to as a nation, you can’t overstate that. It’s really stunning. Just to speak personally, I was so in pain, so sad and so angry Saturday morning, Friday night, and when I went out to the airport at 6 (p.m.) for the demonstration, it just helped so much. It felt so good to be there, to see the energy, the spontaneous outpouring of empathy and concern and protest. This movement is not going away. … That part is exciting and encouraging but I would trade it, if we could turn the clock back to Nov. 7, in a minute. C&S: Some U.S. House and Senate Republicans have denounced this. You even have the Koch brothers denouncing this initiative. Is there a flaw in thinking that even Republicans are against it and the executive order will be repealed? Or should we just rely on the ACLU? DL: I don’t think we can rely on virtually any politician to do the right thing without the people’s voice being out there and heard. There are politicians who share the principles, the values of our democracy in an important way, but our political system is so focused on getting re-elected and getting money to get re-elected that it is really critical for those of us who are newly energized – and those of us who have been energized for a while and looking for company – to be out there and talking to and demanding concrete assurances and concrete acts by our elected officials to do the right thing. And what the right thing

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means is that, if you’re a senator and you’re voting on a nominee for the (U.S.) Supreme Court who doesn’t stand for the United States Constitution, who doesn’t believe in voting rights, who doesn’t believe in the right to choose, who doesn’t believe in the rights of immigrants, who doesn’t believe in due process, well you have an obligation to stand up against it. I’m grateful and I’m pleased that (U.S.) Sen. (John) McCain has criticized, finally, his candidate for office. But I’ve got to tell you, the Republican Party that was so tepid about the president has not given the American people cause for hope. As long as the wind is blowing in Donald Trump’s direction, it appears from their actions that they are going with him. So when the people’s voice is there, loud and clear, and persistent and constant, well then maybe we’ll see some change. Maybe we’ll see the return of some moderate Republicans. But up till now, I haven’t seen a single one. A single one! C&S: How do you reconcile the hypocrisy, when you see statements being made comparing President Barack Obama’s temporary restriction on visas from Iraq to this executive order? And then you see the justification that this is about terrorism? DL: This is pandering to hate and prejudice. That’s the long and short of it. I have a lot of criticisms of the Obama administration’s immigration practices and policies. But what (was) achieved over the course of long, hard work of people who are experts in national security, by the way – they did not purge the NSA, etc. – what they achieved was an onerous and thorough vetting process for people from countries they thought were problematic. That’s vastly different from a ban. What the Trump administration is trying to do by saying Obama did it – well the Obama administration did something thoughtful! These guys shot first and aimed later and they cast a very wide net which is way too wide because it bars innocent people. It bars people who have legitimate reason and that this country should want. I’ve talked about the fear this is generating in targeted communities. And it’s not just the Muslim community, it’s the Latino community that is so vulnerable. The kids who have come here fleeing violence and death in Central America – I mean, come on! Who are you? Don’t you guys have any humanity? But we can’t not talk about the hate. When the adults act like monsters, the kids mimic that behavior. And I just shudder to think about what our kids are going to face.


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DECADE of DiNAP t’s no surprise that state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli calls himself an “old-timer.” He got his start in politics as a teenager in 1972 when he was elected to the local school board, spent two decades in the state Legislature and was voted into his current office in 2007 after state Comptroller Alan Hevesi resigned due to a corruption scandal. To mark the 10-year anniversary of his tenure as comptroller – he was sworn in on Feb. 7, 2007 – City & State Albany reporter Ashley Hupfl sat down with DiNapoli to discuss the comptroller’s relationship with Gov. Andrew Cuomo, recent allegations of misspent state economic development funds, and the fiscal impact of President Donald Trump’s administration on New York. The following is an edited transcription of the interview.


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taken with a career in state government at that time and when I finished, actually I left right before the end of session, and I said, “No, I want to do something else.” So, my first work experience in Albany, while it was interesting, it didn’t really grab me.

THE COMPTROLLER LOOKS BACK ON 10 YEARS OF HOLDING STATE GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABLE

PHOTOGRAPHY BY CELESTE SLOMAN

APOLI C&S: When did you first come to Albany? TD: Well, it’s interesting how you phrased that question. I’ll answer it two ways. My first elective opportunity to come to Albany was when I ran (for) the state Assembly in 1986, so I took over that Jan. 1. I remember coming to Albany – to answer your question precisely – when I was in seventh grade. We had something called the Yorker Club, which was a club focused on studying New York history and I remember we had a tour of the Capitol and we were on the second floor and we saw Gov. (Nelson) Rockefeller. The next time I came to Albany, I actually worked on legislative session as an aide to my local assemblyman and I was the “backand-forth” person (between Albany and the district). Let’s just say I was less than

C&S: Has Albany changed over the years? TD: Yeah, I think it’s changed. When I first got here, a lot of the old-timers said, “It’s not the way it was,” kind of nostalgic. It was never quite clear how it was, but now sometimes I say, “It’s not like it was.” Now I’m one of the old-timers. There’s always been a partisanship, there’s no doubt about that. In the years I was in the Legislature, there was a strong majority in the (state) Senate, so it wasn’t like it is now. So there was always that divide. I served with Democratic governors and Republican governors, but in the Legislature it was always pretty clear that if you wanted to get anything done, you needed a partner on the Senate Republican side. Coming from Long Island, which until recently every senator was a Republican, I had a lot of folks that I got to know, because we were from the same region. But, I do think in the past it was easier for people to – when you were out of session – to socialize and put aside the partisan differences after the debates and after the votes. I felt towards the end of my time in the Legislature and observing it now, I do think it’s been harder on the relationship side for people to recognize that relationships are important, even if you have a partisan difference. C&S: As comptroller, how has your relationship been with previous governors compared to Gov. Andrew Cuomo? TD: I’ve always said – and it really is true – this job is really set up to be in a positive way to be in tension with the executive. I think with the Legislature, as well, but particularly with the executive. We’re auditing what state agencies are doing. We’re commenting on the state budget. We’re having to sign off on certain contracts. When you’re playing an oversight role, you are invariably going to find some opportunities to make suggestions for doing things differently or better. There are going to be criticisms. I always try to point out that the staff that does the audits and most of the staff that does the contract procurements – these are civil servants, they’re career people, not political people. Most of the people that work here are not people that I brought in, they came up through the merit system of civil service. That’s why when I hear, “Oh, it’s all political,” it’s like, “Have you met my auditors?” They’re not exact-

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ly political people. I don’t know if they’re Republicans or Democrats. I don’t know if they like me or dislike me. They have their own standards they have to adhere to and if they don’t, then they will not be in compliance with their own professional standards, which has all kinds of downsides for them. Obviously, there have been moments where that institutional tension, if I can call it that, has reared its head. But, again, I think we’re doing our job. I stand behind what our auditors do. Contrary to some assertions, they’re not my opinions. I don’t tell the auditors what the pre-determined outcome of the audit should be. I make sure when I see the audit that it’s one that is credible and I can defend and I think I can say I’ve never had an audit that I couldn’t defend. I think some were more relevant than others and I stand by their work. I think in this era where taxpayer dollars are still stretched and revenues are at a premium, I think that being the office that is the watchdog and promotes transparency and promotes accountability, I think that’s what people want today. I think in the end it makes what the governor does, what the Legislature does better and more credible to have this kind of oversight. C&S: Given the recent economic development scandals, would you like to see changes in how the state does its contracting? TD: We have a pretty detailed package of procurement reform. First of all, over a couple of budget cycles, our oversight has been diminished because some of that oversight is statutory. We were removed from approval of SUNY construction and constructionrelated contracts. The Office of General Services has these huge centralized contracts where they’ve put a lot of contracts that had previously gone through different agencies into one big OGS contract and we were taken out of that approval. So, at a minimum, I’d like to see that authority restored. Many of the charges relate to that specific authority, though I think it was a piece of the SUNY Poly that was a construction piece in the state charges, but at a minimum we should have restored what was taken away and I do think we should be given expanded authority with the SUNY research center, particularly contract approval and renewal. I think we should not allow the use of these nonprofits like Fuller Road and Fort Schuyler, which are set up way, way apart from SUNY higher ed and really used to funnel money in a way that evades transparency and evades oversight accountabil-


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ity, particularly from this office. So, I think restoring our oversight that’s been taken away, expanding it in some cases and limiting the use of these nonprofits would be a way to ensure that these dollars (are) going to a worthy purpose, such as jobs, and are spent in the right way. Even if on some of these contracts we wouldn’t have the direct authority, the more that people would perceive that there is more oversight, there is

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vision of Budget has lowered expectations, it’s more or less on target. What we’re really analyzing is not just the coming year, but long term. Some of the gaps we had projected, how are they being dealt with? I think as always with this governor, it’s an ambitious plan with a lot of policy in it as well as spending. I think some of the proposals probably will need a little more work. There’s a lot of interest in the tuition propos-

C&S: Are you preparing for fiscal repercussions of the Trump administration? TD: We put out a report or a statement that Ken Lovett picked up in December that if there’s a full repeal of the Affordable Care Act and the related health programs, the state could be out something like $5.7 billion. Now depending on if they repeal and replace, it might not be that severe, it’s really a worst-case scenario. One of the real

“I THINK IN TERMS OF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION, THE HUGE NEGATIVE IS WHAT HE’S GOING TO DO WITH THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT, BECAUSE WE BENEFIT IN TERMS OF MONEY COMING IN FROM THAT, PUTTING ASIDE THE HUMAN ASPECT.” some more checks and balance. It removes the temptation from people who think they can get away with it. If we had a more direct role – and we are the logical place, instead of setting up all these new entities, this is what we’re set up to do. Do we catch every single thing? Well, obviously not, but I think if folks knew we had some role in this, they’d be less tempted in thinking they (could) get away with it. Because I think in this instance they deliberately set up in the slogan of being more efficient. “We don’t want things slowed down at the comptroller’s office. We need to be more efficient, get that money out the door.” They created a totally insular process where the folks who set it up and knew it was without any real oversight, some were very tempted. If the Buffalo Billion is doing great things in Buffalo, great, but it shouldn’t be set up so that some people got rich along the way. C&S: What are your thoughts on the governor’s proposed budget? TD: We’re still in the process of reviewing it. We’ll have a report out soon. I think it’s a challenge in that the revenues are obviously coming in below where they thought they would be a year ago. Now that the Di-

al, but some questions about how specifically it gets implemented, how many students will be benefitted. I think there’s some concern from local governments about linking the AIM funding to the consolidation plans and having the counties be involved in that and obviously the big debate with the Legislature is different positions on tax policy – the Senate not wanting to extend the surcharge on higher income residents and the Assembly not only wanting to extend it but go beyond it. I think certainly because the revenues are not as strong as they’ve been, I think the governor made a reasonable recommendation that we continue that surcharge, because if you’re going to want to do the spending, like education has a $1 billion more, you need the revenue from somewhere. I think overall at first blush there’s a lot there that seems to hold together, but what happens during the legislative process, what kind of changes there are, I think we need see how that plays out. Another big concern we have is the use of debt. New York unfortunately has relied very heavily on debt and that limits options for the future. So, when we put our report out I think there’ll be a significant commentary in terms of the level of debt in this budget.

questions is, how soon will this take effect? There’s some theory that they’ll repeal it, because that’s what they have to say, but it won’t take effect for a long time. My understanding is in this budget they’re not anticipating any change in the immediate future, but that is a real uncertainty because you don’t know how fast they’re going to move. I think in terms of the Trump administration, the huge negative is what he’s going to do with the Affordable Care Act because we benefit in terms of money coming in from that, putting aside the human aspect. A plus could be on infrastructure. He’s talked about that a lot. Again, what that’s going to mean, how is he going to pay for it, how is it going to be targeted to which states? I mean, New York is an older state with big infrastructure needs and that is a potential big plus for us. I kind of look at the Trump administration as a looming big negative on the health care side and some positive potential on the infrastructure and capital spending side.

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STATE LEGISLATIVE PREVIEW 2017

SEAN PAVONE

The biggest question as the state legislative session gets underway is one that nobody in New York – not even Gov. Andrew Cuomo – has any control over: the actions of President Donald Trump. Trump is intent on repealing Obamacare, which could slash federal funds for Medicaid and cost the state billions of dollars. The president’s nominee for education secretary, Betsy DeVos, might cut funding for public schools, while Dr. Ben Carson, the housing and urban development nominee, could reduce federal housing aid. Any of these moves might upend the governor’s tightly controlled budget process. In Albany, the uncertainty is already setting up battles over Cuomo’s $152.3 billion budget proposal. One of the most contentious parts of the governor’s plan is to extend the so-called millionaires tax, which Republicans want to let expire and Democrats want to increase. Legislators are also seeking to capitalize on recent economic development scandals to win back more control over the flow of state dollars. And in 2017, Cuomo may find it harder to make deals with lawmakers after they failed to secure pay raises late last year. The governor, meanwhile, is reframing the debate by positioning New York as a bulwark against Trump. He has rolled out a raft of progressive policies, notably increased aid for college tuition, an expanded child care tax credit and measures to protect the environment, workers and women. City & State’s annual state legislative preview delves into all of these issues, and more, including criminal justice and ethics reform as well as big-ticket infrastructure projects.

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… EDUCATION CUOMO’S FREE TUITION PROPOSAL

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… ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT THE CLEAN ENERGY STANDARD AND GREENHOUSE GASES

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… HEALTH CARE THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT AND WATER CONTAMINATION

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… LABOR THE ENHANCED MIDDLE CLASS CHILD CARE TAX CREDIT

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… INFRASTRUCTURE JFK AIRPORT RENOVATION

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… NEW YORK CITY ADDITIONAL COSTS AND 421-A

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EDUCATION

HOW DOES CUOMO PLAN TO PAY FOR HIS

FREE TUITION PROPOSAL?

KEVIN P. COUGHLIN/OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

By ASHLEY HUPFL

U.S. SEN. BERNIE SANDERS JOINED GOV. ANDREW CUOMO ON JAN. 3 AS HE ANNOUNCED A PLAN TO PROVIDE FREE TUITION AT SUNY AND CUNY COLLEGES.

BEFORE GOV. ANDREW CUOMO’S State of the State address roadshow, he announced a plan alongside liberal icon U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders to provide free tuition at SUNY and CUNY colleges for families making up to $125,000 annually. Liberals rejoiced, but lawmakers on both sides of the aisle and budget analysts immediately had concerns about how the state would pay for the program and how it would impact private colleges. “We have yet to see the details of how this proposal is paid for,” Assembly Higher Education Committee Chairwoman Deborah Glick said following the announcement. “The cost estimate of $163 million begs the question: If it costs so little, why haven’t we done it before? Naturally, we have to ensure that both SUNY and CUNY have the capacity to continue to provide a quality education. This means that we need to ensure that they have adequate financial support.” On top of the financial cost, lawmakers expressed concern about the potential increase of student class size. Introductory classes for college students sometimes already have hundreds of students per class. During this year’s first joint budget hearing on higher education, more details were released about the plan, billed as the Excelsior Scholarship. While Cuomo’s proposal originally said more than 940,000 middle-class families would qualify for the pro-

THE ISSUES: — Cuomo’s Excelsior Scholarship — Mayoral control of schools: Cuomo proposed extending this for three years, an increase on recent one-year extensions — $10.4 million in funding proposed to support 3-year-old prekindergarten programs in 25 high-need school districts — $35

million pilot program

proposed to create 22,000 new after-school slots in highneed districts — The governor’s budget proposal totals

$25.6 billion for school aid gram, a legislative analysis found only about 30,000 students would benefit. Lawmakers at the hearing also expressed concerns about how the state will cover the costs if there is a large increase in students attending these colleges due to the free tuition. Jim Malatras, the director of state operations, cited Oregon and Tennessee during the hearing, which are the only two states that offer free tuition – though it’s for community colleges, not four-year colleges. “They saw an increase of about 25 percent of enrollment,” Malatras said. “We build at about 10 percent, because they also don’t have a robust (Tuition Assistance Program) like the state of New York already has.” Another issue debated during the hearing was the news that Cuomo’s budget proposal

would strip state funding from private colleges if they do not keep tuition increases under $500 annually or under the average higher education inflation rate of about 2.3 percent. On top of the free tuition proposal for public colleges, many private colleges are worried about the impact both proposals could have. “We are not suggesting in any way that the Excelsior Scholarship provide free tuition at our (private colleges),” Mary Beth Labate, president of the Commission of Independent Colleges and Universities, said at the hearing. “We’re simply saying, ‘Treat the students the same so that if you’re a similarly situated student, same economic profile, give that student the same amount of student money a student would get under Excelsior.’”


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CLEAN ENERGY IN THE ERA OF

GOV. ANDREW CUOMO HAS PROPOSED A 15-TURBINE OFFSHORE WIND FARM OFF LONG ISLAND. THE LONG ISLAND POWER AUTHORITY APPROVED THE PROJECT LAST MONTH.

WHILE ENVIRONMENTAL advocates across the country are cringing at the thought of the damage climate change denier President Donald Trump can do, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced additional new initiatives to move New York towards green energy. Last year, Cuomo announced the approval of his Clean Energy Standard, which will require 50 percent of the state’s electricity to come from renewable sources of energy by 2030. Under his administration, the state has taken some steps to disinvest from coal and other nonrenewable energy. “While I remain concerned about the impact to ratepayers that the Clean Energy Standard would impose, I am pleased that many of my concerns have been addressed and I commend the hard work and dedication that the Department of Public Service has demonstrated to date,” state Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee Chairman Joseph Griffo said in a statement. “I will continue to work with stakeholders and my colleagues to closely monitor the implementation of the new CES and to ensure that our electric transmission, as well as fuel source infrastructure, is up to the task as we move forward to a cleaner, more reliable and resilient energy future.” Cuomo is building on his Clean Energy Standard goal by calling on the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative – a group of nine states working collectively to reduce

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THE ISSUES:

—Reducing greenhouse gases by an additional 30% below 2020 levels by 2030 2 —Closing Indian Point 3 —More electric car charging stations greenhouse gases – to slash emissions by 4 —New investments worth an additional 30 percent below 2020 levels by 2030. $360 million in wind, “New York has made unprecedented progress in reducing its carbon footprint, solar, hydroelectric power while making great strides in transforming — Cuomo’s budget also the economy into one that is cleaner, greener, stronger and more sustainable than ever before,” Cuomo said. “The Regional Green- includes $2 billion over house Gas Initiative has been an incredible five years for the Clean success in reducing emissions throughout New York and the Northeast, while supWater Infrastructure Act 1

porting thousands of jobs and billions of dollars of investments in green development projects. With this proposal, New York will lower the emissions cap even further and set the precedent for recognizing and taking action against climate change to support the future of communities across the globe.” While Cuomo recently brokered an agreement to stop the closure of the James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant, citing the need for high-paying jobs and carbon-free power in upstate New York, he announced in January the closure of the Indian Point nuclear power plant by 2021. Cuomo has long sought to close the plant for safety reasons due to the plant’s proximity to New York City. While some raised concerns about how to replace the lost power or questioned whether Cuomo could shut down the plant without legislative approval, others applauded the move. This year, Cuomo proposed a 15-turbine

wind farm in the waters between Long Island and Martha’s Vineyard. The Long Island Power Authority approved the project in January. Cuomo also called for spending $360 million to construct 11 projects investing in wind, solar, fuel cells and hydroelectric power. To further lower greenhouse gases, Cuomo has proposed expanding the ChargeNY initiative by building 500 new workplace electric car charging stations and building 59 new charging stations along the New York state Thruway. Cuomo’s latest proposals have been applauded by environmental groups, which had applied intense pressure on the governor to ban hydraulic fracturing in the state. Cuomo officially banned fracking in June 2015.


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OBAMACARE REPEAL By ASHLEY HUPFL

THE BIGGEST HEALTH CARE issue facing New York – and many other states – is the potential repeal of the Affordable Care Act. President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans have taken steps toward repealing the health care legislation, but it’s unclear how or when they would replace it. In January, Gov. Andrew Cuomo released a report on the impact of repealing the law, also known as Obamacare. According to the report, about 2.7 million New Yorkers would lose their health insurance coverage and the state would lose nearly $600 million in federal funding. It is estimated that a repeal will cost the state $3.7 billion. “The cost of a repeal of the Affordable Care Act, to state and local budgets and to the New Yorkers who depend on its health care coverage, is simply too high to justify,” Cuomo said. “Since its implementation, the Affordable Care Act has become a powerful tool to lower the cost of health insurance for local governments and New Yorkers, and it is essential that the federal government does not jeopardize the health and livelihoods of millions of working families.” Republican officials in Washington, D.C., have said that any replacement will still provide access to health care insurance, so it’s unclear how many New Yorkers might ultimately lose coverage under a new system, and what steps, if any, the state could take in response.

THE ISSUES: —Absorbing potential federal funding cuts —Tackling prescription drug costs —Ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic —Clean water infrastructure —Codifying Roe v. Wade in the state constitution: While Senate Republicans have blocked this in the past, the governor moved unilaterally to require coverage of contraception and medically necessary abortions —Combating the heroin and opioid crisis: Senate Republicans continue to focus on the drug abuse epidemic To help stem the rising cost of prescription drugs, Cuomo has proposed a price ceiling for certain high-cost drugs under the Medicaid program and would require pharmacy benefit managers to register and obtain a license from the state to prevent conflicts of interest and abuse. Additionally, he has proposed a surcharge on drug manufacturers that exceed a price benchmark when these high-cost drugs are sold into the state. The governor has also set the goal of reducing the number of new HIV infections to 750 a year by expanding HIV testing and treatment and mandating the electronic re-

porting of HIV antiretroviral prescriptions. On other fronts, the Cuomo administration has been criticized for being less proactive. The governor faced fierce criticism over the state’s response to the contamination of the water in Hoosick Falls. Last year, Cuomo created a Water Quality Rapid Response Team and this year he introduced a $2 billion Clean Water Infrastructure Act, which would replace aging pipes, upgrade water treatment facilities and include funding for new technologies to address the potential presence of contaminants in drinking water. He has also proposed legislation that would require the testing of private wells upon the sale of the property and testing of certain public water supplies for unregulated contaminants. Water quality legislation is also a priority for the state Senate Health Committee. Committee Chairman Kemp Hannon sponsored legislation that would create the Clean Water Bond Act of 2017 and authorize $5 billion to improve water quality. Hannon also introduced a bill to institute a study to make recommendations for the establishment of maximum contaminant levels. “I was pleased to see the governor follow (the Health and Environmental Conservation committees’) lead and include $2 billion in this year’s proposed budget for water infrastructure needs across the state,” Hannon said.


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UPPERMIDDLE CLASS GETS BIGGEST BOOST FROM TAX CREDIT WITH MIDDLE-CLASS PARENTS facing potentially overwhelming child care costs, the state Legislature is considering Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed expansion of the child care tax credit. Speaking Jan. 11 in Albany, Cuomo said the credit would help 200,000 families who “desperately” needed assistance. “The cost of child care for middle-class families, the average cost for two children has gone to $25,000 a year, believe it or not,” he said. “You wonder how people make it.” The enhanced middle class child care tax credit – the third of 37 proposals that were part of Cuomo’s 2017 legislative agenda – is part of a plan to address child care costs that are among the highest in country, reaching an average annual cost of more than $14,000, according to the Economic Policy Institute. The proposal, an expansion of the New York state child and dependent care tax credit, is expected to cost the state $42 million. There’s a need for working parents to find a place to send their kids, since more than 65 percent of kids younger than six years old have two working

PHILIP KAMRASS/OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

By DAN ROSENBLUM

GOV. ANDREW CUOMO'S EXPANSION OF THE CHILD CARE TAX CREDIT IS EXPECTED TO COST THE STATE $42 MILLION.

parents, according to Cuomo’s office. less than $50,000 already receive a conThe tax credit, which dates back to siderable benefit,” the governor’s press the 1970s, covers child care for children release noted. younger than 13 Assemblywoman Ellen years old, as well as THE ISSUES: Jaffee, who in January was spouses or depennamed as chairwoman of —Encouraging state dents who are physthe Committee on Chilically or mentally entities to “Buy American” dren and Families, told unable to take care — Reforming workers’ City & State the proposal of themselves. Nearwas a good step, but that compensation rules ly 520,000 families it needed to go hand-inreceived about $189 —Cracking down on out- hand with more money for million in credits in of-state wage theft the child care sector and 2014, Cuomo’s office subsidies for low-income — Technical workforce said. families. training The credit would “I’m pleased the goverincrease for fam—Upstate ride hailing nor is seeing this as an isilies earning from sue,” she said. “Certainly $50,000 to $150,000, with the average middle class families are struggling on credit rising from $169 to $376. But the paying that as well. But we have low-inincrease would be felt more dramatically come families – thousands and thousands for families on the upper bounds of the – who have not been getting subsidies, threshold. For example, for families earnand then you have the workers for whom ing between $50,000 and $55,000, the the wages are so low. I think it’s an issue average state credit would increase by $87 we need to address across the board, and it’s not simple.” to $605; those earning between $100,000 Jaffee said she was planning to host a and $150,000 would see an average of $222 increase to $333. “Families making roundtable and work on legislation, in-


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cluding potentially reintroducing a bill requiring the state Office of Children and Family Services to evaluate the full costs of providing day care statewide. About 83 percent of families who are eligible for a subsidy are turned away because local towns and counties aren’t able to provide the amount of assistance needed, according to the Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy, which said the governor’s proposal “falls short” of putting day care within reach of middleclass families. Cuomo’s proposal, aimed squarely at middle-class families, could be be popular across the state, but previous efforts to expand the tax credit have stalled. And the governor is still trying to make peace with legislators smarting over Cuomo’s lack of support for a legislative pay raise. A Senate Republican spokesman didn’t respond to a request to comment on the proposal’s chances. A 2013 proposal by Brooklyn Sen. Simcha Felder, backed by then-City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, would have extended the credits to any households earning up to $170,000. A spokesman for Felder, who caucuses with the GOP,

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“CERTAINLY MIDDLE-CLASS FAMILIES ARE STRUGGLING. … BUT WE HAVE LOW-INCOME FAMILIES – THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS – WHO HAVE NOT BEEN GETTING SUBSIDIES.” – Assemblywoman ELLEN JAFFEE

declined to speak about the governor’s proposal. This year, lawmakers allied with the Independent Democratic Conference, a group of eight Democrats who also caucus with the Republicans, backed a bill that would increase the tax credit by 50 percent, though similar versions of the legislation have stalled in recent years. The state’s credit hasn’t been expanded since 1999, according to the IDC.

“Parents who are unable to afford licensed day care providers are sometimes forced to choose between placing children with less reliable options, leaving them home alone, or worst case scenario, quitting a job,” said the bill’s sponsor, David Carlucci, in a statement. “The governor’s support for expanding the child care tax credit that helps make raising a family in Rockland or Westchester more affordable is very welcomed news.”

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GOV. ANDREW CUOMO is hoping to usher in a new golden age of air travel by extensively renovating John F. Kennedy International Airport, but advocates fear he’s missing an important aspect: the actual travel in the air. “The biggest challenge they face is air traffic in and out of New York airspace … it’s hugely congested airspace. Nothing here changes that,” said Gary Leff, an air travel expert and writer of the View from the Wing blog. Cuomo introduced a $10 billion plan to renovate New York City’s largest airport as one of his State of the State proposals in January. The plan includes connecting the now-separate terminals, improving automobile traffic patterns and parking, boosting security, and adding new shopping and amenities. The Global Gateway Alliance, a business group advocating for better airports, generally praised the proposal, but noted some shortcomings as well. “We must renew our focus on implementing 21st-century NextGen air traffic technology and expanding our runways to make sure we tackle the delay problem, otherwise better airports will just be nicer places to be stuck waiting," Global Gateway Alliance Chairman Joe Sitt said in a press release. New York airports are notorious for

THE ISSUES: —JFK Airport overhaul

—Another $500 million for Buffalo Billion investments —A new study on tunnel options

to replace the aging Syracuse I-81 viaduct — $35.8 for Syracuse’s Hancock International Airport

million

and $38 million for Plattsburgh International Airport — Town of Woodbury transit hub delays. JFK, LaGuardia and Newark were all among the five worst airports for ontime flights, according to a 2016 Global Gateway Alliance report. NextGen, an ongoing modernization of the country’s air traffic control infrastructure, seems to be the way to fix that, and the Global Gateway Alliance has been beating that drum for a long time. It’s a federal program that a governor like Cuomo can’t directly implement, but he hasn’t been silent on it. He promised to “work with our federal partners to make air traffic more efficient by expediting new air traffic technology” in a 2014 airport announcement. More than two year later, advocates say NextGen has a long way to go and seems to have lost its urgency. The “vision plan” submitted by Cuomo’s Airport Advisory Panel in January removes the governor

from the equation, merely suggesting the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the region’s congressional delegation ensure NextGen’s continued funding. “The governor has a bully pulpit around it, which he has used and should continue to use,” said Stephen Sigmund, Global Gateway Alliance’s executive director. The governor’s office declined to comment for this story. While less firm on implementing NextGen, the Airport Advisory Panel report was clear on the need to lobby the Federal Aviation Administration on loosening operating controls. The report suggests that by expanding the taxiways where airplanes maneuver on the ground, Kennedy Airport would be able to handle an extra 86 combined takeoffs and


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“NO MATTER HOW YOU SLICE IT OR WHAT EFFICIENCIES YOU ENACT, YOU STILL HAVE THREE MAJOR AIRPORTS 10 MILES APART FROM ONE ANOTHER.”

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landings per hour – up from the current FAA-mandated “slot control” limit of 81. However, that wouldn’t do anything for JFK’s notorious plane congestion, Leff said. “Expanding, widening taxiways

just isn’t going to make a huge difference, especially when the purpose of that is lifting slot controls – more slots, more flights,” he said. “Whatever they can accomplish there, it’s going to trade off. You’re not going to get fewer delays.” Frequent flyers will continue to wait on NextGen, but others are less optimistic that New York can ever reduce delays. “No matter how you slice it or what efficiencies you enact, you still have three major airports 10 miles apart from one another,” said Phil Derner, founder of NYCAviation LLC. “Capacity can only become so good and I fear NYC will always be the ‘Bermuda Triangle’ of airline delays in the United States.”

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THE ISSUES:

LAST YEAR, New York City faced nearly $1 billion in new costs under the initial state budget proposal. This year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s budget plan would shift a few relatively minor costs onto the city, including roughly $238 million in education funding and charging $3 million for processing the city’s traffic violations. But the state budget could still hurt the city – and the most significant impact in Cuomo’s proposal might come from reviving the 421-a property tax abatement. Some experts and officials said the plan would curtail the city’s authority over the property tax abatement while positioning the city to miss out on as much as $1.2 billion more in tax revenue. Nonetheless, Cuomo’s team has described the state budget as a victory for New York City. State budget officials said the fiscal plan also includes a $400 million increase for the city, thanks to the state taking on more of the Medicaid growth costs, expanding the sales tax to more goods bought online, an education aid increase and other actions. New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio did not mention any changes to the city’s authority over 421-a during his testimony in Albany last week. Instead he took a more conciliatory tone, telling lawmakers he was ready for a conversation about how to improve the governor’s proposal. Prior to the

mayor’s testimony, a de Blasio spokesman called on lawmakers to adopt the city’s approach. The mayor also said that the budget made a “glaring and inexplicable omission” in not including New York City among the several state agencies and counties authorized to use design-build construction. He said the city could immediately save $450 million if permitted to use the project delivery technique, which allows the government to sign a contract for both the design and construction of a project rather than bidding both stages out separately. The state is also sitting on education and housing funding meant for the city, de Blasio argued. Specifically, he called for lawmakers to sign a memorandum of understanding on how to use $2 billion allocated in the last state budget for affordable and supportive housing, and to comply with the landmark Campaign for Fiscal Equity legal settlement that de Blasio contended entitles the city to $1.6 billion more in education funding. The proposed state budget includes a number of changes in education, perhaps most notably on charter schools, a point of disagreement between Cuomo and de Blasio. Under the plan, the city would need to reimburse charter schools for a larger portion of students’ tuition, at a cost $197 million in the coming fiscal year, according

—Design-build on construction projects

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to the Assembly’s budget analysis. Under a three-year state program that increased charter school tuition, local school districts, including those in New York City, were not responsible for the increases, but that initiative is now expiring. The $197 million cost could grow in future years because the budget calls for lifting a cap on how many charter schools may operate in the five boroughs. The Cuomo administration argued that various cost shifts should be easy for the city to adjust to because it’s receiving $400 million in additional revenue. The governor’s plan also included a handful of investments in New York City, including $700 million for redeveloping Moynihan Station, a $108 million loan to transform a Bronx armory into an ice rink complex, and $650 million over multiple years to bolster the life sciences industry, which is expected to largely benefit New York City.

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A FEW MORE ITEMS CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM Gov. Andrew Cuomo has again thrown his support behind the “Raise the Age” movement, which seeks to raise the age of criminal responsibility to 18 years of age. Currently, New York is one of only two states that process 16- and 17-year-olds as adults. He also proposed requiring the recording of interrogations for serious offenses and improving witness identification procedures.

ROE V. WADE Following the election of Donald Trump as president, Cuomo is renewing a push to codify Roe v. Wade into the state constitution. A similar Cuomo measure has been introduced for several years now, but ultimately failed to gain support in the Republican-controlled state Senate.

PROPERTY TAXES After enacting the property tax cap and the property tax freeze credit, Cuomo is pushing to reduce property taxes further by requiring county officials to develop localized plans to find property tax savings and putting the plan to a vote by taxpayers. State Senate Republicans, meanwhile, want to make the property tax cap permanent.

ETHICS REFORM Cuomo has again proposed several ethics reforms after facing criticism for not doing more following the arrests and convictions of two former legislative leaders on corruption charges last year – and the indictment of his own former associate, Joe Percoco, for his role an alleged bribery scheme. This year, the state Legislature has already passed a constitutional amendment to strip pensions from convicted legislators. Additionally, Cuomo will push to close the “LLC loophole,” impose term limits, limit outside income for lawmakers, create a full-time Legislature and institute public financing of campaigns, among other proposals.

RIDE HAILING Uber officially launched in New York City in 2011, and despite fights with New York City politicians and the yellow cab industry, it has flourished. However, due to the state’s insurance laws, ride-hailing services, such as Uber and Lyft, cannot operate outside the city. Upstate lawmakers and advocates have previously tried to broker an agreement on the insurance limits needed, but have failed. Cuomo is now pushing for ride hailing to expand upstate.

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TRUMP’S ANTI-IMMIGRANT ORDERS WON’T MAKE US SAFER

ince he was sworn into office, President Donald Trump has announced a series of devastating executive orders aimed at carrying out his vision for a restrictive and less hopeful America. First, he is authorizing the start of construction of an expensive, useless 1,500-mile wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Next, he is restoring the failed Secure Communities program and attempting to defund “sanctuary cities” that refuse to cooperate with this policy. Finally, and perhaps most astonishingly, the president instituted an immediate suspension on all refugee resettlements for 120 days and banned immigration visas for seven predominantly Muslim and Arab nations for 90 days. Intentionally or not, the president’s orders and Republican support for these measures will clearly fan the flames of hate, division and fear across our nation. Playing communities against each other may win elections. But when it comes to governing and solving our nation’s challenges, such exploitation and fear mongering is indicative of poor leadership and runs contrary to the ideals America

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has strived to uphold for over 240 years. None of these policies will fix our broken immigration system. Instead of walls, bans and other antagonistic policies, Washington should get real on immigration with congressional legislation that will keep families together, bring all immigrants out of the shadows, uphold civil rights and due process, and foster increased U.S. citizenship for all who want to call this nation home. The president’s own chief immigration

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prevent the worst of what’s to come and fight for our vision for a safe, just and inclusive nation. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. famously said, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter most.” So, Mr. President, we’ve joined together to tell you loud and clear: Actions meant to divide us will be met with active, emphatic and relentless resistance in every corner of our nation.

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IS INDICATIVE OF POOR LEADERSHIP. adviser, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, recently testified that “a physical barrier will not do the job.” He instead supports addressing the root causes of immigration as a solution to U.S. immigration challenges. And thanks to rapid response lawsuits from the ACLU, National Immigration Law Center and other allies, four federal courts ordered a stay to halt aspects of the illegal executive order. These xenophobic policies authorized by the president are never going to make us safer and primarily aim to further divide Americans against each other. But in late January, we saw tens of thousands of Americans of good conscience stand up, raise their voices and affirm our nation’s most sacred values of welcoming newcomers, preserving freedoms and striving for justice. As the heads of two leading Arab and Latino organizations, we are committing to work together to educate, organize and resist any and all unjust policies that would unfairly come after one group of Americans. We will appeal to Congress and the courts, support community organizations on the front lines, engage a diverse array of concerned citizens and immigrants, and take to the streets to

LINDA SARSOUR WAS CO-CHAIRWOMAN OF THE JAN. 21 WOMEN’S MARCH ON WASHINGTON.

Linda Sarsour is the executive director of the Arab American Association of New York. José Calderón is the president of the Hispanic Federation.


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THE ‘TRUMP BUMP’ IS REAL, BUT ONLY BENEFITS SOME By DAN ROSENBLUM

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OLLOWING THE presidential election of Donald Trump, people concerned about the new administration’s stance on funding social services and preserving the rights of immigrants, LGBT individuals and women flooded the donation pages of national organizations committed to those causes, though other local organizations have seen little evidence of a bump in donations due to Trump. The American Civil Liberties Union, Planned Parenthood and the Southern Poverty Law Center took in record contributions and some New York groups serving immigrants saw significant boosts in donations. In the weekend after Trump signed his executive order temporarily banning travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries, the

MORE THAN 2,000 ACTIVISTS MARCHED FROM COLUMBUS CIRCLE TO MIDTOWN ON NOV. 13 TO PROTEST THEN-PRESIDENT-ELECT DONALD TRUMP'S PROPOSED IMMIGRATION POLICIES.

ACLU took in $24 million online, six times its yearly average, according to media reports. “Immediately following the election, we all kind of were in shock,” said Christina Samuels, development manager at the New York Immigration Coalition, a group of organizations that serve immigrants. It raised $60,000 in the final two months of 2016, about four times what it raised over the previous year, Samuels said, attributing the increase to both the election and a push to widen its donor base. After receiving those donations, she said, “What are we going to do now? How do we fight back against this? And I think funders felt the same way, and they’re still feeling the same way.” Donnie Roberts, senior director of development and communications at Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, a

Chelsea-based LGBT-focused health care provider whose community also felt under threat by Trump’s election rhetoric, said, “I think we did see a real bump here.” Since the election, supporters have held or planned about eight benefits, which typically happen only once or twice a year. The Center for Comprehensive Health Practice – a $7 million East Harlem-based organization that runs methadone programs and an outpatient clinic with a staff of 70 doctors, social workers and nurses – has not seen an increase in donations. Michelle Gadot, the center’s director of development and communications, said that many people in her own social circle donated money, but most were giving to national organizations with high visibility. She said the larger organizations that mobilize nationally need


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every dollar that’s going their way, but smaller nonprofits that often don’t have the bandwidth to run large campaigns or a reliable pool of wealthy major donors could use support as well. Kevin Douglas, co-director of policy and advocacy at United Neighborhood Houses, said organizations across the board were bracing for funding challenges. But, with the exception of groups that support the ArabAmerican community, there was little talk of a dramatic uptick in donations among local community-based organizations. He said he expected nonprofits might suffer from budget cuts to federal agencies that contract with social services organizations or from reduced funding for federal programs such as Medicaid. Nonprofits may also be affected if state and local governments have to spend more money on services due to potential cuts from the federal government. In addition to the immigration travel ban executive order, which has already directly affected immigrant communities throughout the state, early signs indicate that what’s coming could be traumatic to social and cultural organizations, including a reported plan to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts and reshape how Medicaid is paid to states. A blueprint by The Heritage Foundation, which is reportedly serving as a model for Trump’s legislative priorities, includes cuts to food stamp recipients, welfare spending and a sunset for Head Start programs. Nonprofits are also worried about a proposal that could reduce tax deductions for charitable contributions lessening donors’ motivation to give. Michelle Jackson, deputy director and general counsel at the Human Services Council, an umbrella group of New York social services organizations, said she hadn’t heard of nonprofits reporting dramatic increases and noted that because many social services organizations must remain nonpartisan, donors were drawn to the campaigns of more vocal, higher-profile advocacy nonprofits directly opposing the Trump administration. “They don’t see local human service providers as those groups,” she said. She cited concerns over proposed U.S. House of Representatives budgets drafted in previous years which would have included cuts to Medicaid, food stamps and welfare. While those documents were mostly symbolic during the Obama administration, they may be considered a template by the current one. “Any way you slice it, just looking at what’s out there, it doesn’t look good for local nonprofits,” Jackson said.

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‘MAKING QUEENS A PLACE OF ACCEPTANCE’ FOR IMMIGRANTS By MICHELLE ARNOT

With executive orders from President Donald Trump already affecting immigrant communities, nonprofit agency Queens Community House is welcoming immigrants, providing essential services to all ages and promoting social reform. Queens is, after all, the “most ethnically diverse urban area on the planet,” according to the Guinness Book of World Records. “QCH wants to be at the forefront of making Queens a place of acceptance,” said Ben Thomases, its executive director since 2015. People who harbored negative sentiments and were shamed into silence have recently started acting out, Thomases said. “Our position is to help these people understand the pain they’re causing,” he said. “We will provide a safe space for those who feel threatened and address this increase in hate speech and crime head-on. This type of action is at the core of who we are.” Each year, the settlement house serves 20,000 visitors. It also operates the only gay senior center in the borough. Youth services range from after-school programs to teen centers, including a break dancing

center and an after-school drop-in center for LGBTQ students. QCH also offers programs in workforce development and is one of the largest youth employers in the borough. The nonprofit also operates the largest eviction prevention program in the borough, which handles a growing number of cases due to the city’s housing crisis. “Most of our programming helps to meet fundamental individual and family needs, which transcend culture, so our basic program portfolio has not changed substantially,” said Dennis Redmond, chief strategy officer at QCH. “About 20 years ago, (QCH) recognized the growing need for certain services, such as ESOL and immigration legal services, so we added them. The demand for these services far outpaces the funding for them, however, so we continue to advocate for greater support in these areas.” Redmond added, “Our mission has always been about bringing neighbors together across differences, so responding to the changes, while challenging, is always an opportunity.”

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212-268-0442, ext. 2039 Notice of Formation of Richmond Health Partners IPA, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/09/17. Office location: Richmond County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 355 Bard Ave., Staten Island, NY 10310. Purpose: To arrange by contract for the delivery or provision of health services by individuals, entities and facilities licensed or certified to practice medicine and other health professions, and, as appropriate, ancillary medical services and equipment, by which arrangements such health care providers and suppliers will provide their services in accordance with and for such compensation as may be established by a contract between the Company and one or more managed care organizations which have been granted a certificate of authority pursuant to the provisions of Article 44 of the Public Health Law of the State of New York, as amended, and any lawful activities. NOTICE OF FORMATION of RCK Advisors LLC. Arts of Org filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 12/1/2016. Office Ioc: NY County. SSNY designated agent upon whom process may be served against LLC to: US Corp. Agents. Inc., 7014 13th Ave. Ste. 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Princi bus addr: 120 E. 87 St. NY. NY 10128. Purpose: any lawful act. 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 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 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. 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. 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. 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 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 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.

February 6, 2017 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. S S N Y 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.

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 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.


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February 6, 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Qualification of 301 First Avenue (NY) Owner, LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/06/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/19/16. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Paracorp Incorporated, 2804 Gateway Oaks Dr. #200, Sacramento, CA 95833. Address to be maintained in DE: 2140 S. DuPont Hwy., Camden, DE 19934. Arts of Org. filed with the Secy. of State, Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St #3, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities. Notice of Qualification of 1626 SRJ LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/13/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 06/14/16. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 386 Flatbush Ave. Ext., Brooklyn, NY 11201. Address to be maintained in DE: 160 Greentree Dr., Ste. 101, Dover, DE 19904. Arts of Org. filed with the Secy. of State of the State of DE, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities.

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. 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 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. Notice of Qual. of CJA NYC ELEMENT LLC, Authority filed with the SSNY on 12/08/2016. Office loc: NY County. LLC formed in DE on 12/06/2016. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Attn: Vladimir Torgovnik, 5 Castle Court, Far Hills, NJ 07931. Address required to be maintained in DE: 2711 Centerville Rd #400, Wilmington DE 19808. 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 Election Effect LLC. Art. of Org. filed w/ Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 12/20/16. Office Loc: NY County. SSNY designated agent for service of process. SSNY shall mail process to: 545 W 45th St., 9th FL, NY, NY 10036. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

NOTICE OF SALE OF COLLATERAL RE: 610 West End Ave Unit 1D, New York, NY 10024 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that, pursuant to the New York Uniform Commercial Code, Capital One, N.A. (“Seller”), as secured creditor of ALAN, KATZ AND KATZ, CHERYL M., (“Debtors”), will sell all of the right, title and interest of the Debtors in the collateral described below at public sale. The collateral to be sold is described as follows: 1. UCC Financing Statement recorded on April 26, 2004 covering the Stock Certificate representing 460 shares of stock and Proprietary Lease for Unit No. 1D at 610 West End Ave, New York, NY 10024. 2. 460 shares of stock per the Stock Certificate and Power issued by 610 West End Corp. (“Corporation”) represented by Certificate number 205 including all personal property of the Debtors, affixed to or used in connection with Unit No. 1D, located at 610 West End Ave, New York, NY 10024, that are subject to the securing interest of the undersigned. 3. The estimated value is $3,995,000.00. 4. The unpaid principal balance is $1,182,429.87 (not including fees, costs, other recoverable amounts). The sale shall be conducted pursuant to all terms and conditions set forth in the Terms of Sale, specifically including but not limited to: Buyer responsibility for obtaining possession of the collateral, payment of any sums due the Corporation, obtaining any necessary approvals from the Corporation, any existing tenancy and prompt payment of the purchase price according to the Terms of Sale issued by Seller. The sale shall be “as is, where is and with all faults” and subject to any prior liens. No bid shall be accepted with any contingency of any nature. A deposit of ten percent (10%) of the bid amount must be paid at sale, in the form of a certified check payable to “Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP.” Seller makes no warranty or representation in connection with the sale, except that it has a security interest in the collateral and that the transfer is made free and clear of its security interest. The warranties of merchantability and fitness are expressly disclaimed. The sale shall be conducted without recourse to Seller, except for breach of an express warranty contained in this Notice of Sale. The Debtor is entitled to an accounting of the unpaid indebtedness. Transfer shall occur by secured creditor bill of sale made without representation or warranty, except as set forth above. The public sale shall take place on February 15, 2017 at 10:15 a.m. in the rotunda of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York, located at 60 Centre Street, New York, NY 10007-1474. Such sale shall be conducted by Victor Rawner, Auctioneer as Agent. Lender hereby reserves the right to bid. Interested parties may contact the undersigned prior to the sale to obtain a copy of the Terms of Sale. January 17, 2017

Capital One, N.A. By: Stephen J. Lapp, Esq Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP Attorney for Seller 700 Crossroads Bldg., 2 State Street Rochester, New York 14614 585.987.2814

Notice of Formation of Impak Advisors LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 07/08/16. Office location: NY 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. Notice of Formation of 12 Franklin Main LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/19/17. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The Company, c/o Simon Baron Development LLC, 757 Third Ave., 17th Fl., NY, NY 10017. Purpose: any lawful activities.

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 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.

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Notice of Qualification of 305 First Avenue (NY) Owner, LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/06/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/19/16. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Paracorp Incorporated, 2804 Gateway Oaks Dr. #200, Sacramento, CA 95833. Address to be maintained in DE: 2140 S. DuPont Hwy., Camden, DE 19934. Arts of Org. filed with the Secy. of State, Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St #3, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities. Notice of Qualification of Tymbarra USA, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/15/16. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 11/9/16. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 25 Robert Pitt Dr., Ste 204, Monsey, NY 10952. DE address of LLC: 1013 Centre Rd, Ste 403-B, Wilmington, DE 19805. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Qualification of 74 Kent Owner LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 12/30/16. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 3750 Garden Ave., Greenwood Village, CO 80121. LLC formed in DE on 5/12/14. 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. T & M SECURITY SERVICES, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 12/23/2016. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 230 Park Ave., Ste. 440, NY, NY 10169, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Notice of Qualification of CADRE ADVANCE LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/12/16. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 11/9/16. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 295 Lafayette St, Ste 500, NY, NY 10012. DE address of LLC: 1013 Centre Rd, Ste 403-B, Wilmington, DE 19805. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity.


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Notice of Qualification of DT VENTURE II LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/10/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 01/04/16. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o National Registered Agents, Inc., 111 Eighth Ave., NY, NY 10011, also the registered agent upon whom process may be served. Address to be maintained in DE: 160 Greentree Dr., Ste. 101, Dover, DE 19904. Arts of Org. filed with the DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St. - Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities. Notice of Qualification of DRA FUND IX INDUSTRIAL-G COINVESTMENT LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/13/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/16/16. Princ. office of LLC: c/o Manageco Manager LLC, 220 E. 42nd St., 27th Fl., NY, NY 10017. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. DE addr. of LLC: Corporation Service Co., 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State, State of DE, Dept. of State, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of formation of The Hypnosis Clinic, LLC. Arts. of Orig. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 01/04/17. Office Loc: NY County. Princ. Office of LLC: 124 W 87th St, NY, NY 10024. SSNY designated agent of LLC against whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to US Corp Agents, inc. 7104 13th Ave, Ste 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Qualification of HARPIA GP I LLC. Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/18/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/28/16. Princ. office of LLC: 250 Park Ave., 7th Fl., NY, NY 10177. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the princ. office of the LLC. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of the State, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. MAISON ELEVEN, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY 1/5/2017. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 211 N End Ave, Ste PHE, NY, NY 10282. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.

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STORAGE Midtown Moving & Storage Inc. will sell at Public Auction at 810 East 170 Street, Bronx NY 10459 at 6:00 P.M. on FEBRUARY 14, 2016 for due and unpaid charges by virtue of a lien in accordance with the provisions of the law and with due notice given all parties claiming an interest therein, the time specified in each notice for payment of said charges having expired household furniture & effects, pianos, trunks, cases, TV’s, radios, hifi’s, refrigerators, sewing machines, washers, air conditioners, household furniture of all descriptions and the contents thereof, stored under the following names: ALMANZA MILDRED ADOMAKO KOFI ARMAND BERNADETTE ANNON ROBERTA BARAL SWADHINTA/SHRESTHA PARESH BENKHAYR FATHALLAH BROWR LAVERENE DENISE BAH IBRAHIMA FEBLES ANTHONY FLYNN REGINA FITZPATRICK THERESA KIRIN MADISON JOHN VAN DEN NIEUWENH JONES LEVONDA JOHNSON JASMINE WILLIAM GAVINOVICH KING MICHAEL KING GREGORIA KARATYEV ALEKSEY LENKAWSKY HELEN MCBETH TERRANCE, BEVERLY OGUNSUYI DELORES OVIASU NOMA PEDRAZA-AGUILA ERICK/PEDRAZA AGUILA JUAN JOSE POSTELL ELEANORE QUINN RUFUS ROSENBERG RUDY REYES KEVIN SERGEY ILIN SMITH SUSAN SHERPA PEMBA SWDEN JEREMIAH SANTOS PEDRO THOMAS DONALD TANDIA IDRISSA WILSON GWYNN ZAMBEL BERNARD ALLEN AYANA TOMMY ADAMS COOPER JEFF VOLNY FRANCOIS/JOHN DOE/JOHN DOE/ JANE GREMADICH EUGENIO LAROCHE CHANTAL REED PHILLIP SONGLETARRY RONALD/JOHN & JANE DOE SHARPA MIGNMA LAURENT MARIE GADSDEN CARRIE BRATHUAY BARBARA Notice of Qualification of FOUNDATION VIEW CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, LLC. Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/17/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/09/16. 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, DE, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Qualification of Hybridskillz LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 1/6/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/27/16. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: POB 127, NY, NY 10028. 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 IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A LICENSE, SERIAL # 1298843 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 176 2ND AVE NEW YORK, NY 10003. NEW YORK COUNTY, FOR ON PREMISE CONSUMPTION. LA MERIDIANA I LTD.

Notice of Qual. of STARK SCALAMANDRE FABRIC LLC, Authority filed with the SSNY on 12/27/2016. Office loc: NY County. LLC formed in DE on 12/16/2016. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 979 Third Ave, 11 Fl., NY, NY 10022. 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., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Notice of REGISTRATION of COMAR LLP, a foreign limited liability partnership. Notice of Registration filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/24/2016. Office location: NY County. Comar LLP was registered in CA on 3/22/2016. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail a copy of process against LLP to: 85 Broad Street, 17th Fl., New York, NY 10004. Principal business address: 995 Market Street, 2nd Fl., San Francisco, CA 94103. Application to register a LLP filed with the Secy. of State of CA located at: 1500 11th Street, 3rd Fl., Sacramento, CA 95814. Purpose: any lawful act. Notice of Formation of MN Productions, LLC filed with SSNY on 11/1/16. Office: NY County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 300 E 23rd St Apt 15A, NY, NY 10010. Purpose: any lawful act or activity.

Notice of Auction Sale is herein given that Access Self Storage of Long Island City located at 29-00 Review Avenue, Long Island City, N.Y. 11101 will take place on WWW. STORAGETREASURES.COM Sale by competitive bidding starting on February 13, 2017 and end on February 22, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. to satisfy unpaid rent and charges on the following accounts: Contents of rooms generally contain misc. Household goods and other effects. #354 - Diana Rivera Fernandez, #423 - Perilla /Kin Shop /The Marrow Restaurants, #1375James P Wilson, #35014 - Thomas Curry, #4708 - Rhonard Bryce-Thurton, #6002 - Jeffrey Arkenberg. The contents of each unit will be sold as a lot and all items must be removed from the premises within 72 hours. Owners may redeem their goods by paying all rent and charges due at any time before the sale. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A LICENSE, SERIAL # 1299855 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 125 MACDOUGAL ST NEW YORK, NY 10012. NEW YORK COUNTY, FOR ON PREMISE CONSUMPTION. 125 HOSPITALITY LLC. Notice of Auction Sale is herein given that Citiwide Self Storage located at 4555 Pearson Street, Long Island City, N.Y. 11101 will take place on WWW. STORAGETREASURES.COM Sale by competitive bidding starting on February 13, 2017 and end on February 22, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. to satisfy unpaid rent and charges on the following accounts: Contents of rooms generally contain misc. Household goods and other effects. #3S05Nawab Usman Mohammed, #5J07 - Cynthia Ramsey, #5R48 - Isabel Diaz, #1A15 & 10P32-Kopali Organics LLC. The contents of each unit will be sold as a lot and all items must be removed from the premises within 72 hours. Owners may redeem their goods by paying all rent and charges due at any time before the sale. Notice of Formation of Brayman Management, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 1/13/17. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 28 Laight St., Unit 6D, NY, NY 10013. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, 101 Park Ave., NY, NY 10178, Attn: Merrill B. Stone, Esq. Purpose: all lawful purposes.

Notice of Qualification of Advanced Access Technologies LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 1/6/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/27/16. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: POB 127, NY, NY 10028. 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 POSITIVE LEARNING COLLABORATIVE, LLC. Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/13/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 06/03/16. Princ. office of LLC: 52 Broadway, NY, NY 10011. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to United Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation, Inc., Attn: Accounting- 11th Fl. at the princ. office of the LLC. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St. - Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Qualification of Bay Street Capital Partners, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 11/18/16. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 11/14/16. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 25 Robert Pitt Dr, Ste 204, Monsey, NY 10952. DE address of LLC: 1013 Centre Rd, Ste 403-B, Wilmington, DE 19805. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Qualification of Alt-Source XI LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 12/30/16. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in TX on 12/1/14. 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., 13th Fl., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. TX and principal business address: 100 Commercial Circle, Bldg. B, Conroe, TX 77304. Cert. of Form. filed with TX Sec. of State, 1019 Brazos, Austin, TX 78701. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Notice of Formation of GB18 Fund LLC filed with SSNY 1/3/17. Office loc: NY County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 34 Baxter Lane, West Orange, NJ 07052. Purpose: any lawful act or activity.

Notice of Qualification of Champalimaud Sourcing LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 1/4/17. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 115 Broadway, 2nd Fl., NY, NY 10006. LLC formed in DE on 1/1/17. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., 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 IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A LICENSE, SERIAL # 1299809, FOR WINE & BEER HAS BEEN APPLIED FOR BY THE UNDERSIGNED TO SELL WINE & BEER AT RETAIL UNDER THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LAW AT 457 GRAHAM AVE BROOKLYN, NY 11222. KINGS COUNTY, FOR ONPREMISE CONSUMPTION. NICE JEAN JACKET LLC. Asia Artists Rights Management LLC Articles of Org. filed SSNY 10/27/16. Office: New York Co SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process may be served & mail to 275 Mott St, 2R, NY, NY 10012. General purpose. Notice of Formation of 714 NINTH AVE HUBB LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/17/17. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Douglas Gladstone, Esq., Goldfarb & Fleece LLP, 560 Lexington Ave., NY, NY 10022. Purpose: any lawful activities. THE CRIMSON PIRATES, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY 1/10/17. Office loc: NY County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The Crimson Pirates, c/o US Corp Agents, Inc. 7014 13th Ave, Ste 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. 530 PARK AVENUE LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 12/5/2016. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to c/o WeiserMazars LLP, 60 Crossways Park Drive West, Woodbury, NY 11797, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of ERP PROSPECT AVE LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/31/11. 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: 645 W End Ave, NY, NY 10025. Purpose: any lawful activity.


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February 6, 2017 Notice of Formation of 192 HARRISON REALTY LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/17/05. Office location: Richmond County. Latest Date of Dissolution: 12/31/2105. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 682 Metropolitan Ave., Staten Island, NY 10301. Purpose: any lawful activities Notice of Formation of 503, One Central Park South, LLC filed with SSNY on January 25, 2017. Office loc: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 1 Central Park South, #503, NY, NY 10019. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Notice of Formation of CGI HUDSON LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/23/17. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Steven Hafif, 1430 Broadway, 17th Fl., NY, NY 10018. Purpose: Any lawful activity. PUBLIC NOTICE AT&T proposes to modify an existing facility (antenna tip heights 67’) on the building at 11-55 45th Ave, Long Island City, NY (20170042). Interested parties may contact Scott Horn (856-809-1202) (1012 Industrial Dr., West Berlin, NJ 08091) with comments regarding potential effects on historic properties. PUBLIC NOTICE AT&T proposes to modify an existing facility (antenna tip heights 75’) on the building at 63 W. 124th St, New York, NY (20170057). Interested parties may contact Scott Horn (856809-1202) (1012 Industrial Dr., West Berlin, NJ 08091) with comments regarding potential effects on historic properties. Notice of Qualification of VFA Create LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 1/24/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 10/2/14. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 40 W 29th St, Ste 301, NY, NY 10001. DE address of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd, Ste 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. PUBLIC NOTICE AT&T proposes to modify an existing facility (antenna tip heights 151’) on the building at 135 E. 74th St, New York, NY (20170060). Interested parties may contact Scott Horn (856809-1202) (1012 Industrial Dr., West Berlin, NJ 08091) with comments regarding potential effects on historic properties.

Notice of Qualification of CITY’S 22 WEST 48TH STREET LLC. Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/24/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 01/23/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o City’s Property Development, 44 W. 47th St., NY, NY 10036. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Jeffrey W. Bullock, DE Secy. of State, Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 3, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of 100 West 18th St. Unit 5C, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/2/16. 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 Columbia Affiliated Physicians Organization, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 1/23/17. Office location: NY County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: Office of the General Counsel, Columbia University, 412 Low Memorial Library, 535 W. 116th St., NY, NY 10027, principal business address. Registered agent upon whom process may be served: CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011. Purpose: as specifically set forth in the Arts of Org. Notice of Formation of Apollo Publishers LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 1/25/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 25 Robert Pitt Dr., Ste 204, Monsey, NY 10952. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is Vcorp Agent Services, Inc., 25 Robert Pitt Dr., Ste 204, Monsey, NY 10952. Purpose: any lawful activity. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A LICENSE, SERIAL # 1299924, FOR WINE & BEER HAS BEEN APPLIED FOR BY THE UNDERSIGNED TO SELL WINE & BEER AT RETAIL UNDER THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LAW AT 357 BEDFORD AVE BROOKLYN, NY 11211. KINGS COUNTY, FOR ONPREMISE CONSUMPTION. NICE BOOMBOX LLC.

PUBLIC NOTICE Cellco Partnership and its controlled affiliates doing business as Verizon Wireless (Verizon Wireless) proposes to collocate wireless communications antennas at four locations. Antennas will be installed at a top height of 182 feet on a 163-foot rooftop at the approx. vicinity of 31 East 31st Street, New York, New York County, NY 10016. Antennas will be installed at a top height of 80 feet on a 70-foot rooftop at the approx. vicinity of 660 Nereid Avenue, Bronx, Bronx County, NY 10470. Antennas will be installed at a top height of 146.5 feet on a 142-foot roof-top at the approx. vicinity of 325 Hudson Street, New York, New York County, NY 10013. Antennas will be installed at a top height of 44 feet on a 32-foot rooftop at the approx. vicinity of 22-53 26th Street, Astoria, Queens County, NY 11105. Public comments regarding potential effects from this site on historic properties may be submitted within 30 days from the date of this publication to: Trileaf Corp, Erika, e.diak@ trileaf.com, 10845 Olive Blvd, Suite 260, St. Louis, MO 63141, 314-997-6111. Notice of Formation of YORK PARTNERS COMMITTED CAPITAL III, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/27/17. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

Notice of Qualification of CB&I Construction Services, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 1/23/17. Office location: NY County. LLC organized in LA on 9/22/16. 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, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. LA and principal business address: 4171 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge, LA 70809. Cert. of Org. filed with LA Sec. of State, 8585 Archives Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70809. Purpose: all lawful purposes. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A LICENSE, SERIAL # 1300027, FOR WINE & BEER HAS BEEN APPLIED FOR BY THE UNDERSIGNED TO SELL WINE & BEER AT RETAIL UNDER THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LAW AT 1524 MYRTLE AVE BROOKLYN, NY 11237. KINGS COUNTY, FOR ONPREMISE CONSUMPTION. LIMPRIMERIE LLC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A LICENSE, SERIAL # 1300028 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 397 GREENE AVE BROOKLYN, NY 11216. KINGS COUNTY, FOR ON PREMISE CONSUMPTION. PILAR CUBAN RESTAURANT INC.

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PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE

New York City Dept. of Consumer Affiars

New York City Dept. of Consumer Affiars

Notice of Public Hearing

Notice of Public Hearing

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to law, that the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs will hold a public hearing on WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22ND, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. at 42 Broadway, 5th floor, on a petition for 581 HUDSON ST. to ESTABLISH, MAINTAIN, AND OPERATE an unenclosed sidewalk cafe at 581 HUDSON ST in the Borough of Manhattan for a term of two years.

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to law, that the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs will hold a public hearing on WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22ND, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. at 42 Broadway, 5th floor, on a petition for 321 STARR STREET to ESTABLISH, MAINTAIN, AND OPERATE an unenclosed sidewalk cafe at 321 STARR STREET in the Borough of Brooklyn for a term of two years.

REQUEST FOR A COPY OF REVOCABLE CONSENT MAY BE ADDRESSED TO: DEPT. OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS, 42 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NY 10004 ATTN: FOIL OFFICER Notice of Formation of Jaguar Connection LLC filed with Secy of State of NY (SSNY) 10/7/15. Office loc: NY County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: Marilena Acevedo, 470 W 24th St, 6J, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. FGM2 LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 10/26/16. 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, 145 West 11th Street, Unit 5, New York, NY 10011. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

REQUEST FOR A COPY OF REVOCABLE CONSENT MAY BE ADDRESSED TO: DEPT. OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS, 42 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NY 10004 ATTN: FOIL OFFICER Notice of Formation of PH1B205 LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/27/17. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

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In this new, unpredictable era of President Donald Trump, Democrats are uniting in opposition. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio are hugging it out. Potential de Blasio primary rivals are on the sidelines. And Democrats in the state Senate are, um … oh, right, they’re still squabbling among themselves. So it’s kind of like old times, right? And as always, we have our bipartisan list of Winners & Losers.

ANTHONY WEINER Any headline with your name and “child pornography” is bad news, especially when it starts with “Prosecutors weigh childpornography charges.” Yes, the former congressman and mayoral candidate sunk even lower this week when news leaked that he could face such charges for allegedly exchanging sexually explicit messages and photos with a 15-year-old girl.

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assemblyman’s amendment to strip pensions from corrupt officials advances

VERONIQUE HAKIM

named interim MTA chief, could make history as the first woman to lead the authority

ERIC SCHNEIDERMAN

explains Trump immigration order as effort to make a legal “Muslim ban”

TOM RUTLEDGE

Charter Communications exec facing AG lawsuit over internet speed

MICHELE TITUS

AG still finding a convenient foil in Trump

minority conference org spends just 6.3 percent of revenue on scholarships

STATEN ISLAND CHUCK

DAVID AND JED WALENTAS

de Blasio skips Groundhog Day trip, sparing the creature potential harm

lawsuit makes Two Trees leaders look like greedy landlords

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