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EDITOR’S NOTE / Contents

JON LENTZ Editor-in-chief

6. BOCHINCHE & BUZZ The latest insider gossip from Gerson Borrero

9. NEW YORK CITY POWER 100

Our annual list of the city’s hundred most powerful political players

50. OUT OF POWER

Who dropped off the list this year, and why

52. NEW YORK NONPROFIT MEDIA Nonprofits react to David Hansell’s appointment as Administration for Children’s Services commissioner

58. WINNERS & LOSERS

Each year, City & State compiles a list of the most influential people in New York City politics and government. Why? Although some of the individuals who land on our list may tell you otherwise, it’s not about glorifying those in power. Right or wrong, critics have accused President Donald Trump of craving attention and control without caring much about policy goals or their impact on the electorate. Whether or not you agree, the criticism is a reminder that political influence ought to be wielded on behalf of those served by government – and not the other way around. In that spirit, we are careful to note both the shortcomings as well as the accomplishments of those on our list, especially those at the very top. Indeed, our simple goal is to accurately inform our readers about the power players – the elected officials and appointees, the lobbyists and labor leaders, the advocates and executives – who are shaping the world we all live in.


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LAST WEEK’S HEADLINES

From the PODCAST A Q&A with Immigrant Defense Project Supervising Attorney

MARIE MARK

and Director of Development and Communications

MICHAEL VELARDE

C&S: You say anti-immigrant politics don’t fall neatly across party lines? MV: This situation dates back to the immigration laws enacted by President (Bill) Clinton. They essentially remodeled our immigration laws to reflect the harshest components of the criminal legal system. Clinton also militarized the border. … (President Donald Trump) inherited control of the world’s largest detention and deportation system. C&S: Former President Barack Obama’s administration would say that it prioritized felons for deportations. Now the Trump administration is widening the definition of “criminal alien.” What’s appreciably different from the past eight years? MV: Obama had “felons, not families.” And that’s more polished, maybe, than “bad hombres,” but the narrative changes in form, but not in function. For us, it’s really about challenging this idea of criminality. What are we talking about when we say “criminal aliens” or “crime” in these situations? C&S: Are Trump’s immigration actions a good test for the democratic system? Or are they just bad for everyone? MM: I think one thing that’s coming out of it is a real attention to the ways in which this law is inherently unfair. It takes away people’s due process rights. We have stopped thinking of immigrants, in a lot of cases, as human beings with families and feelings and wants and desires, like all of us. Listen, subscribe and review this week’s podcast by searching for “New York Slant” on iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud or your favorite podcast app.

TOWN HALL TURMOIL Congress was in recess this week, giving lawmakers from both parties a tough choice: stand up to angry constituents with tough questions or hide from those who elected you? Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Reed held a series of town halls in his sprawling Southern Tier district, welcoming the “passion” of the tough crowds, while U.S. Rep. Chris Collins, a fellow supporter of President Donald Trump, avoided town halls entirely. Democratic U.S. Rep. Yvette Clarke’s Brooklyn town hall became a resistance rally with cheering crowds, while newly-elected U.S. Rep. Adriano Espaillat welcomed overflow crowds to his Manhattan event, though even he faced a tough question about his support for state Sen. Marisol Alcántara of the GOP-aligned Independent Democratic Conference. U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan, New York City’s lone Republican, took the middle road after facing protests outside his office and held a telephone town hall. NO HATE IN THE EMPIRE STATE As Jewish community centers across the country faced bomb threats, Gov. Andrew Cuomo went to Manhattan’s Museum of Jewish Heritage on Thursday to ask the Legislature for $25 million to protect religious schools. The White House rollback of civil rights guidance on transgender students in schools was another cause for action, as thousands took to the streets Thursday outside the Stonewall Inn. DE BLASIO GETS GRILLED New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s day of reckoning came Friday as he met with the FBI and lawyers from U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara’s office to defend himself from accusations of trading favors for campaign contributions. The meeting likely means the investigation is nearing its end, with a decision on whether the mayor will face federal charges expected within weeks.

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“I’M NOT RUNNING FOR A HIGHER PAY PER SE. I’M NOT IGNORANT OF IT, AND MY WIFE ISN’T IGNORANT OF IT EITHER.” — newly elected New York City Councilman Bill Perkins, on leaving the lower-paying state Senate, via The New York Times 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? CAUCUS WEEKEND During the New York State Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators’ most recent gathering, the caucus partnered with the New York City Council Black, Latino and Asian Caucus and City & State to honor four leaders who have been dedicated to helping others. The lawmakers and others joked, chatted and threw down on the dance floor.

ALI GARBER EDWIN J. TORRES/MAYORAL PHOTOGRAPHY OFFICE; WILLIAM ALATRISTE/NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL

State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli addresses attendees

New York City Councilmen Donovan Richards, Andy King, I. Daneek Miller, Jumaane Williams and Robert Cornegy

Assemblyman Michael Blake, who received a rising star award

Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou, center

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, right, with Beryl Major, who received a lifetime achievement award

New York City Public Advocate Letitia James, right, poses with King, center 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. 28 6:30 p.m. – Rev. Al Sharpton discusses issues impacting civil rights, social justice and criminal justice reform at an event hosted by The New School’s Maya Wiley, The New School, University Center Tishman Auditorium, 63 Fifth Ave., Manhattan.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1 7 p.m. – The Brooklyn GOP and its executive committee host a New York City mayoral candidate forum with candidates the Rev. Michel Faulkner and Paul Massey Jr., Dyker Beach Golf Course, 1030 86th St., Brooklyn.

THURSDAY, MARCH 2 6 p.m. – The Manhattan Borough Board conducts a public hearing on the Greater East Midtown rezoning proposal now working its way through the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure, Guttman Community College, InfoCommon, 50 W. 40th St., Manhattan.


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Exclusive scoops and insider gossip from

GERSON BORRERO

TRUMP COMING AFTER SCHNEIDERMAN? My interlocutor bochinchero made the case over dinner that Gov. Andrew Cuomo doesn’t really have to worry about President Donald Trump working to oust him in 2018: “Trump is going to come after (Eric) Schneiderman.” The insightful bochinchero went through the litany of reasons that Trump hates New York’s attorney general, most notably the $25 million settlement Schneiderman extracted from the Trump University case. Coño, how did I miss this one? B&B has talked to three Republican bochincheros who didn’t know of any serious talks of a GOP candidate for attorney general. However, one did say, “If it isn’t happening already, it should. I’m sure Cuomo would love it.” While the Italian restaurant was very nice, the bochinche not on the menu was delizioso. So, masticare che while we wait to see if Trump gets state GOP Chairman Ed Cox to find a candidate that can make Schneiderman lose sleep.

ERIC SCHNEIDERMAN DONALD TRUMP

SNUBS GO BOTH WAYS, GUV “He didn’t come to mine. Why should I go to his?” was Mark O’Luck’s response to the invite from Gov. Andrew Cuomo to attend his Caucus Weekend Sunday brunch reception at the executive mansion in Albany. The bochinche here is that Cuomo didn’t show up to receive the top recognition from the 10th annual minority- and women-owned business enterprises gathering at Caucus Weekend, where Cuomo was supposed to be given the “Best U.S. Governor” MWBE program award. So Señor O’Luck, the CEO of Spectrum Personal Communications Corp., was not feliz. Alphonso David, the governor’s counsel, accepted the award on behalf of his busy jefe.

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BROOKLYN DA RACE TOO CROWDED?

The buzz is that a group of political insiders and seasoned campaigners are hard at work to ensure that only one female African-American runs in the Democratic primary for Brooklyn district attorney. The thinking here – with poll numbers to support – is that either Patricia Gatling or Ama Dwimoh can win the Democratic primary against the perceived front-runner, acting Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez. “With just one black female in the race, Eric loses,” one insider told B&B in Albany during Caucus Weekend. Between the two black women in the race, Patricia Gatling appears to be the favorite to defeat Ken Thompson’s chosen successor.

ERIC GONZALEZ

BASIL IN OR OUT? Although two bochincheros close to Basil Smikle have told B&B that the executive director of the New York state Democratic Party isn’t running for the vacated 30th senatorial seat in Harlem, we hear otherwise. “Basil will make a decision in the next two weeks,” a reliable bochinchero said. Basil has been talking with a few folks and is expected to have a conversation with Cuomo about what he thinks. He also has to consider the pay cut he would take as a state senator. In the meantime Brian Benjamin, chairman of Manhattan Community Board 10, is putting together his campaign and already has the backing of Keith Wright, which could very well land him the county endorsement. BASIL SMIKLE

ADRIANO & GUILLERMO 4EVER

ADRIANO ESPAILLAT

GUILLERMO LINARES

The feud between Adriano Espaillat and Guillermo Linares is not quite as legendary as the Hatfield-McCoy rivalry, but among Latinos, the two provide ongoing bochinche. They both have made history as Dominicanos in U.S. politics, but they can’t stand each other. Espaillat helped knock Linares out of office by supporting Carmen De La Rosa for his Assembly seat in November, giving the novice congressman the upper hand in their spat. However, Cuomo recently nominated Linares to be president of the state Higher Education Services Corp. Once confirmed by the state Senate, Linares’ Manhattan office would be on the fifth piso of 163 W. 125th St. – right down the hall from Espaillat’s congressional office. Never mind the popcorn, get some mangú for this political novella.

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How do we define power in New York City politics in 2017? It’s safe to say that we are still parsing the ripple effects of the national election, and how it could impact the local power structure. When we debuted our Power 100 list in February 2013, Donald Trump was the symbolic No. 100 – Mr. Irrelevant in city politics – a reality TV star and carnival barker who openly flirted with running for political office, but was otherwise little more than the unofficial founder of the Barack Obama “birther” movement. Four years later, Trump is in the Oval Office and firmly in the top five on the 2017 power list. But Trump’s election has also led to the mobilization of advocacy groups, nonprofits and even some legislators. Service providers and government bureaucrats who work on behalf of marginalized communities – including the homeless as well as undocumented immigrants – will join forces in resisting some of Trump’s controversial proposed policies. With Trump in power, we could no longer view political power strictly through the prism of proximity to City Hall. This year, we’re giving extra weight to individuals determined to protect New York City’s interests from the whims of an unpredictable president. After all, in the city government landscape, the status quo is more or less entrenched. Mayor Bill de Blasio may not have the approval ratings to completely insulate him from a primary challenger as he begins his re-election campaign – and he is always at risk of being big-footed by his nemesis Gov. Andrew Cuomo – but as of press time, none of his biggest rivals has taken a brave step forward. Assuming that holds, de Blasio is likely to cruise to a second term, meaning those individuals and entities he counts as allies – including labor and business leaders, lobbyists, City Council colleagues and his top staff – get a nice boost on the list or remain mostly unchanged. As is the case every year, our editorial team settled on these rankings after weeks of vigorous debate. We approached the list with the requisite diligence – pitches were considered, sources were consulted and nearly every individual drew healthy skepticism in some form. It goes without saying that some will disagree with our choices, but we are confident that the final product accurately reflects the political landscape. So without further ado, we present the 2017 New York City Power 100.

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The Queens borough president is enjoying a quiet renaissance in her borough, which has drawn tourists from around the globe while also attracting the attention of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is planning an overhaul at JFK Airport while a similar project at LaGuardia Airport is already underway. The former city councilwoman has garnered less attention than the city’s other borough presidents, but she is pushing a few of her own initiatives, including a soccer and hockey arena at Willets Point.

When Carlo Scissura left recently to head the New York Building Congress, Andrew Hoan replaced him as president of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, the largest such entity in the state. Previously, as chief of staff under Scissura, Hoan had a hand in the tremendous growth in member businesses, and Hoan will continue advocating on their behalf while navigating contentious projects like redevelopment of the Bedford-Union Armory, rezoning Empire Boulevard and the proposed Brooklyn-Queens Connector streetcar line.

As a close friend of Mayor Bill de Blasio, Sid Davidoff often talks to the press regarding the mayor and has served on his re-election finance committee. As investigations into the de Blasio administration advance, the mayor has cut back his contacts with lobbyists like Davidoff. But they remain close – de Blasio officiated Davidoff’s 2014 wedding, after all – and the Lindsay administration alum’s lobbying firm remains in the top 10 in the city based on revenues.

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Senior Partner, Davidoff, Hutcher and Citron

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Edward Wallace

Linda Sarsour

Mercury has a good working relationship with the New York City mayor’s office, even if the firm’s attempt to ban horse carriages in Central Park fell short. Still, the revolving door between Michael McKeon’s firm and City Hall could potentially pay dividends. Austin Finan, a former senior vice president at Mercury, is now one of the mayor’s press secretaries. Former City Hall employee Rachel Noerdlinger, who worked closely with first lady Chirlane McCray, is now a managing director at Mercury.

Greenberg Traurig has long represented clients with interests before the city, and Edward Wallace’s institutional knowledge as a former city councilman is a real asset for the company. The firm bolstered its City Hall ties by hiring ex-Councilman Mark Weprin as a shareholder for its government law and policy practice. The firm has also been gearing up for the 2017 election, bundling money for both Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Comptroller Scott Stringer to aid their re-election campaigns.

Linda Sarsour was an outspoken leader of the Women’s March on Washington, D.C., joined a lawsuit the Council on American-Islamic Relations filed challenging President Donald Trump’s immigration ban and built a national profile as executive director of the Arab American Association of New York. While she’s leaving the organization – and despite claims that she’s a Hamas and Islamic law sympathizer – New York’s Arab-Americans will still rely on her to speak out for many others who cannot.

Partner, Mercury Public Affairs

New York Co-chairman, Greenberg Traurig

Outgoing Executive Director, Arab American Association of New York


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Julie Menin

Paulette LoMonaco

John Catsimatidis

As the commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, Julie Menin is off to a strong start. She’s spearheading One Book, One New York, the largest community reading program in the country; boosting local TV show production and diversity among writers; and made New York the first U.S. city with a major initiative to help women in film and theater. Plus, she negotiated the return of the Grammy Awards to New York in 2018.

Sister Paulette LoMonaco has led Good Shepherd Services for more than 30 years, which itself is a testament to her ability to adapt and be flexible while managing 80 programs for more than 30,000 children, teenagers and families in struggling city neighborhoods. She’s unafraid to challenge anyone whose policies threaten the individuals she serves, and her wealth of experience gives her a reservoir of wisdom that city officials regularly tap when looking for the provider perspective.

John Catsimatidis’ weekly radio show lands guests that would be the envy of most national newsrooms. His deep pockets and prolific campaign donations may have something to do with the widespread appeal of “The Cats Roundtable.” And when not booking big names like Hillary Clinton and former Vice President Dick Cheney, Catsimatidis seems to be relishing chatter about him running for mayor. Even if he stays on the sidelines, Catsimatidis’ campaign contributions make him a player in both major parties.

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Executive Director, Good Shepherd Services

Chairman and CEO, Red Apple Group

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Vincent Alvarez

Patrick Lynch

Keith Wright

As the head of the New York City Central Labor Council, an umbrella group for the city’s labor unions, Vincent Alvarez has worked behind the scenes on labor issues across the five boroughs. It’s an especially important role in light of recent minimum wage increases, affordable housing legislation and rules to protect freelancers. Alvarez was a key advocate against Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposed horse carriage ban and has urged City Hall to address the uptick in construction worker deaths.

From leading headline-grabbing protests against Mayor Bill de Blasio at his Brooklyn gym to accusing de Blasio of having police officers’ blood on their hands, Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch has long been a thorn in the mayor’s side. Now, a tentative contract with City Hall giving rank-and-file cops raises of more than 11 percent could finally mark a hard-won peace, but Lynch could also leverage his victory by backing a law and order mayoral candidate to challenge de Blasio.

Keith Wright said that win or lose the primary race to succeed U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel, he would not run for re-election in the Assembly – and he followed through. Wright joined the lobbying firm Davidoff, Hutcher & Citron, raising eyebrows since he’s still chairman of the Manhattan Democratic Party. But, the political position keeps him in the game, picking which candidates get the county’s backing, and he could play a role in the mayoral and City Council speaker races.

President, New York City Central Labor Council

President, Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association

Chairman, Manhattan Democratic Party


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Steven Choi

David Rivel

Christine Quinn

All of those individuals rounded up by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in the New York City area could become Steven Choi’s clients. As executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition, Choi advocates on behalf of nearly 200 groups representing New York’s immigrant communities. Anticipating a long struggle, engaged donors have already boosted NYIC’s coffers. It will be Choi’s job to spend that money wisely and keep his groups informed and empowered in the era of President Donald Trump.

David Rivel runs The Jewish Board, the state’s largest social services provider and one of the biggest in the nation. In 2015, it began providing services that had been delivered by the bankrupt Federation Employment & Guidance Service, expanding its reach to more than 40,000 downstate clients with a budget of $250 million. The organization’s scope – providing children’s services, mental health care and housing to New Yorkers in need – makes Rivel an influential voice in city government.

Christine Quinn lost the 2013 mayoral primary to Bill de Blasio, but she has gone on to land several marquee posts. Gov. Andrew Cuomo helped elevate Quinn to vice chairwoman of the state Democratic Party. She also took the helm of Win, New York City’s largest provider of shelter and supportive housing for homeless families, giving her a platform to address the homelessness crisis that is dogging her old rival and positioning her as a potential de Blasio challenger.

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CEO, The Jewish Board

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President and CEO, Win

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Stuart Appelbaum

James Merriman

Adriano Espaillat

Stuart Appelbaum, who has led the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union since 1998, has been a boisterous advocate for workers’ rights and causes, which have seen a resurgence lately. RWDSU, which represents a wide swath of retail and service workers, has been an advocate for increasing workers’ wages and reducing “on call” scheduling. And with their early re-election endorsement, Mayor Bill de Blasio can look forward to 40,000 reliable foot soldiers this campaign season.

With Betsy DeVos’ appointment as U.S. education secretary, school choice advocates and charter school proponents seem primed to take advantage of the new national environment. Merriman, who enjoys a less contentious relationship with Mayor Bill de Blasio than Success Academy’s Eva Moskowitz, may be best positioned to leverage the federal shift in priorities into increased funding and additional growth for the more than 200 charter schools that serve more than 100,000 students across the five boroughs.

U.S. Rep. Adriano Espaillat, the first Dominican-American in Congress, is also the House of Representatives first member who was previously an undocumented immigrant – giving him an informed perspective as Democrats push back against President Donald Trump’s immigration policies. The Harlem and Bronx representative is seeking to join the powerful Congressional Black Caucus despite trying twice to unseat U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel. Espaillat has tremendous shoes to fill and the Latino community will be watching closely.

President, Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union

CEO, New York City Charter School Center

Congressman


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Javier Valdés

Kyle Kimball

Michael Woloz

A ban against immigrants from several Muslim-majority countries, a wall to keep out Mexican immigrants, a threatened Muslim registry and we’re not even through President Donald Trump’s first 100 days. One very vocal New York City deterrent has been Javier Valdés, coexecutive director of Make the Road New York, which advocates for immigrant communities. The organization has been at the forefront of demonstrations against anti-immigrant policies and we don’t see that changing any time soon.

Kyle Kimball had big shoes to fill when he replaced John Banks at Con Edison, the politically well-connected energy utility, in the summer of 2015. But the former president of the New York City Economic Development Corp. has delivered, securing Con Edison’s first rate hikes since 2012, which should help in upgrading technology and weathering storms – and delivering shareholder returns. On the minus side is this month’s $153.3 million settlement for the 2014 East Harlem gas explosion.

Michael Woloz, a partner at the public affairs firm Connelly McLaughlin and Woloz since 2011, possesses a wealth of knowledge about the nuts and bolts of New York City – from real estate to energy to taxis – and how to navigate the regulations governing these industries. Although not among the city’s top 10 in lobbying, CMW has ties to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration, represents major clients like Verizon and remains a go-to firm for marketing, strategy and communications work.

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Vice President of Government, Regional and Community Affairs, Con Edison

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Partner and Chief Strategist, Connelly McLaughlin & Woloz

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John Samuelsen

Nicholas Baldick

John Del Cecato

As president of Transport Workers Union Local 100, John Samuelsen speaks on behalf of 41,000 transit workers. After allying with Gov. Andrew Cuomo and railing against Mayor Bill de Blasio’s progressive chops, Samuelsen was nominated to serve on the board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. His job has kept him busy lately as he worked to strike a deal to give his members raises and navigates a power vacuum at the top of the MTA while Cuomo takes ownership of projects like the Second Avenue subway.

Nicholas Baldick’s ties to Bill de Blasio run deep – both worked on Bill Clinton’s 1996 campaign – and he’s one of several confidants tasked with re-electing the mayor. One of de Blasio’s so-called “agents of the city,” he has lobbied on matters before the city, notably Fortis Property Group’s rezoning at the site of Long Island College Hospital in de Blasio’s former City Council district. Baldick’s firm was also in charge of the now-shuttered Campaign for One New York nonprofit.

The architect of the “Dante” ad that helped propel Bill de Blasio to victory in 2013, John Del Cecato will again be heavily involved in the mayor’s re-election strategy. To the extent that de Blasio fancies himself a national progressive leader, Del Cecato has been a key adviser, forming The Progressive Agenda Committee nonprofit to advance national issues important to de Blasio and helping to organize the failed Progressive Agenda forum during the Democratic presidential primary in Iowa.

President, Transport Workers Union Local 100

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Timothy Dolan

Alphonso David

Bob Master

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the archbishop of New York, is a genial and outspoken representative of the Roman Catholic Church and its many parishioners in New York City and across the state. Not only does he get directly involved with city issues – including a recent pledge to raise $100 million for human services organizations – but he has taken high-profile stands on decisions by President Donald Trump, such as praising restrictions on overseas abortion funding while calling for a welcoming attitude toward immigrants and refugees.

In Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s influential inner circle, Alphonso David is a point person on various New York City issues, including criminal justice and gay rights. Well-versed on policy matters, he also serves as something of a spokesman for the governor, delivering speeches and giving interviews to make the executive branch’s case. David, who is gay and spearheaded Cuomo’s push to legalize same-sex marriage, is increasingly invaluable as the governor seeks to outflank Mayor Bill de Blasio on the left.

As assistant to the vice president of Communications Workers of America District 1, Bob Master demonstrated his influence in steering last year’s successful 40,000-member, six-week strike against Verizon. As co-chairman of the state Working Families Party, the outspoken voice on the left and longtime friend of Mayor Bill de Blasio also acted as a surrogate for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ Democratic presidential primary bid and helped mobilize the persistent challenge to Hillary Clinton from the party’s left flank.

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Counsel, Gov. Andrew Cuomo

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Assistant to the Vice President, CWA District 1

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Rebecca Katz and Bill Hyers

Cyrus Vance Jr.

Carlo Scissura

Rebecca Katz and Bill Hyers are partners on Hilltop Public Solutions’ New York team, and despite no longer having official roles on Mayor Bill de Blasio’s staff, they continue to advise the mayor informally. Hyers was de Blasio’s campaign manager in 2013, but likely won’t have a formal role this year. Though, he fiercely defends the mayor’s agenda on social media. Katz was a trusted de Blasio communications strategist at City Hall and remains close with the mayor’s top staff.

He has yet to match the longevity of Robert Morgenthau, but Cyrus Vance Jr. is gradually building up his own record. In recent years, the feds have spearheaded investigations of New York elected officials, but Vance’s office has joined other prosecutors on the trail of Mayor Bill de Blasio, recently interviewing the mayor about questionable fundraising in the 2014 state Senate elections. Vance’s office brought another high-profile case to a close this year with Pedro Hernandez’s conviction in the murder of Etan Patz.

Carlo Scissura has come a long way since he declined to make a bid to succeed his boss, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, in 2013. Instead, he took the helm of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, which was already a powerhouse, and substantially increased its membership. He’s now aiming to use a similar approach to reinvigorate the New York Building Congress and increase its relevance after recently taking over as its president and CEO.

Partners, Hilltop Public Solutions

Manhattan District Attorney

President and CEO, New York Building Congress


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Héctor Figueroa

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Peter King

Héctor Figueroa is a behind-the-scenes player, but the head of the 163,000-member service workers’ union is one of labor’s top policymakers. While some unions vented frustration with Mayor Bill de Blasio over policy disagreements or fundraising investigations, 32BJ SEIU has been a loyal ally, backing his affordable housing plan and minimum wage increase. An early preThanksgiving endorsement from the union could be a big reason why there hasn’t yet been a serious primary challenge for de Blasio.

James Milliken took over a higher education system in 2014 that educates hundreds of thousands of students and has a long history of providing a step up for lower-income families. Three years in, he has weathered several challenges. The former president of CUNY’s City College stepped down under a cloud of scandal, allegations of wasteful spending abound and Gov. Andrew Cuomo has tried to seize control and slash state funding. After a few recent high-profile staff changes, insiders wonder what Milliken’s future holds.

Republicans control Washington, D.C., but it’s unclear where the state’s senior GOP congressman sits in the new balance of power. While the Long Islander doesn’t represent New York City, he has fought on its behalf. But U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, the Senate minority leader, may end up sidelining King as President Donald Trump’s go-to for New York matters. And while King defended Trump’s immigration ban, he’s downplayed the president’s infrastructure plan and the pledge to repeal Obamacare.

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Henry Garrido

Brian Lehrer

Gregg Bishop

Just a few years ago, District Council 37 had a reputation as a diminished labor union. Since taking over in 2014, Executive Director Henry Garrido has brought activism back to the forefront of one of the largest municipal labor unions, added members as the city increased its head count, collaborated with City Hall to cut health care costs and campaigned to turn dues-payers into active members. Perhaps that’s why DC 37 is an obligatory campaign stop for elected officials citywide.

The host of the eponymous “The Brian Lehrer Show” has enjoyed nearly unparalleled access to Mayor Bill de Blasio since the city’s top elected official began making a weekly appearance on the WNYC show. Lehrer’s long reporting career has not stopped de Blasio from criticizing his questions or framing of current events, but the host has deftly handled the mayor. Lehrer’s interviews matter even more with a mayor who restricts off-topic questions from the City Hall press corps.

One of a few high-level holdovers from the Bloomberg years, Gregg Bishop has been on the rise in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration. He served previously as assistant commissioner and deputy commissioner at the New York City Department of Small Business Services before landing the top position at the agency in the fall of 2015. Under a mayor not known for having business savvy, Bishop’s work is critical – especially as de Blasio refocuses on job growth during his re-election year.

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Nydia Velázquez

Kathryn Wylde

Still in his 30s, Assemblyman Marcos Crespo has been chairman of the Bronx County Democratic Committee for two years and is an influential player in New York politics. His ascension as party boss was expected to give the likable politician a greater voice to the next generation of politicos. Crespo, who also is chairman of the Assembly’s Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force, has kept a low profile, but his ties to Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz Jr. help him get things done.

While she was as shocked as anyone with the 2016 presidential election results, U.S. Rep. Nydia Velázquez remains as active as ever. She was one of the first elected officials to rally against President Donald Trump’s immigration ban. She’s involved not just in her district – which spans Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan – but in other areas that require her assistance. Her longstanding working relationship with U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer gives her an edge here and in Washington, D.C.

Kathryn Wylde is the well-respected conduit between the private sector’s business leaders and a progressive mayor who needs to keep economic growth humming. Her Partnership for New York City successfully advocated for extending mayoral control of the public schools to keep the workforce strong. She will continue to look out for her constituents’ bottom line when it comes to city policies and legislation, including a proposed commercial rent tax and property taxes.

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Jon Paul Lupo

James Oddo

Gale Brewer

The mayor’s agenda may be dead on arrival in Albany, but in New York City it’s a different story – and Jon Paul Lupo is a big part of that. The former consultant for New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito is working primarily with the City Council, which has rubber-stamped most of the mayor’s legislative priorities. But with a new City Council speaker in 2018, it might be tougher for Lupo’s lobbying to gain traction, depending on who lands the legislative body’s top spot.

The New York Bay has not shrunk during James Oddo’s tenure as Staten Island borough president, but it may feel like it has on Staten Island. Several significant developments are taking shape in Oddo’s borough, including what’s believed to be the world’s tallest observation wheel, new outlet malls and the first new Staten Island Railway station since 1971. Mayor Bill de Blasio has also visited Staten Island more frequently and makes a point of highlighting its projects.

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer is nearly universally loved in political circles – and perhaps the sense that she’s not angling to advance to a higher office has something to do with the respect she has earned from her peers. Her policy expertise and mastery of land use has given her considerable sway over development in Manhattan, as evidenced by her ability to send a $1.5 billion redevelopment plan at South Street Seaport back to the drawing board.

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Gary LaBarbera

Frank Seddio

Nisha Agarwal

Gary LaBarbera’s union members could end up as a huge beneficiary of the handshake agreement on 421-a, as developers would be forced to pay construction workers an average of $60 an hour on certain residential projects in Manhattan. LaBarbera is also lobbying for a New York City Council bill requiring construction workers involved in projects of a certain size to receive union apprenticeship training – another boon for his membership – though the mayor has come out against this proposal.

After Bill de Blasio was elected mayor, Frank Seddio got behind City Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito, de Blasio’s preference for City Council speaker. The pivot frustrated county leaders in the Bronx and Queens, who had another candidate in mind, but it served Seddio and his Brooklyn Democrats well during the mayor’s first term. With elections coming up again this fall, it remains to be seen whether Seddio will be able to cut another deal that helps the borough.

Nisha Agarwal’s office administers the city’s municipal ID card, runs and provides oversight for immigrant legal services programs and works to get immigrants access to health care. Agarwal has also signed off on efforts to protect undocumented children in public schools and was on the ground at JFK Airport as immigration ban protests unfolded. Under President Donald Trump’s administration, it’s hard to see how the power she wields doesn’t come under increased demand on behalf of her constituents.

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Eric Adams

Michael Bloomberg

Suri Kasirer

Brooklyn may not be the center of the universe, but Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is certainly making it known that the borough is relevant, politically and otherwise. In addition to constantly talking about Brooklyn’s opportunities for doing business and its potential for building new housing, the former NYPD police officer has been an outspoken proponent of criminal justice reform and isn’t shy about speaking out on controversial cases and issues.

The billionaire, who is still the most influential and arguably the best former mayor of New York City, nearly ran for president last year. Of course, the operative words are “former” and “nearly.” Yet Bloomberg still wields power – locally through his former aides and allies, and nationally through funding for issues like soda taxes. The Republican turned independent boldly took down Donald Trump at the Democratic National Convention and continues to challenge Republicans on gun control, immigration and climate change.

Suri Kasirer’s firm consistently ranks near the top of all lobbyists in New York City and Albany because she does her homework and gets things done at the intersection of state and city government. Her clients include major real estate developers, Fortune 500 companies and nonprofits. As Mayor Bill de Blasio’s cozy relationship with lobbyist and fundraiser James Capalino has been threatened due to various probes, Kasirer may find herself with an even larger piece of the pie.

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Dominic Williams

Rob Speyer

David Greenfield

Dominic Williams was one of Bill de Blasio’s first hires after winning the 2013 mayoral election. The loyal acolyte goes back to de Blasio’s tenure as public advocate and has become an indispensable asset to his inner circle. Williams works closely with de Blasio’s first deputy mayor, Anthony Shorris, on managing traffic between the various city agencies. He has also taken a substantial role in shepherding the mayor’s priorities through the city budget process.

Like another famous New Yorker from a prosperous real estate family, Rob Speyer has capitalized on his role. In 2015 it was announced that he would succeed his father, Jerry Speyer, as sole CEO of Tishman Speyer. Rob Speyer recently agreed to stay on another year as chairman of the Real Estate Board of New York, an influential industry trade group. Although Rob Speyer came out in support of the governor’s replacement plan for 421-a, it will cost developers.

As long as David Greenfield remains chairman of the New York City Council’s Committee on Land Use, he will have an outsized influence on city government – from rubber-stamping the mayor’s affordable housing plans to leveraging his position to horse trade legislatively with fellow City Council members. And with Mayor Bill de Blasio eager to secure the Orthodox Jewish voting bloc for his re-election, he will need the support of Greenfield, who has become a key power broker in that community.

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Bill Rudin

Jumaane Williams

Melissa DeRosa

The Rudin family has long been known for its real estate business as well as its civic engagement. Bill Rudin is carrying the torch not only as the CEO of Rudin Management company, a major office building manager, but as chairman of the Association for a Better New York, which championed the city’s revitalization efforts during its severe fiscal crisis in the 1970s. Now ABNY hosts events with some of the biggest names in New York politics, such as Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Housing policy is a major pillar of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s housing agenda, and insiders say very little gets accomplished on that front without Jumaane Williams’ signoff, given his position as chairman of the City Council’s Committee on Housing and Buildings. A longtime activist for police reform and against gun violence, Williams was influential in pushing City Hall to create the Mayor’s Office to Prevent Gun Violence, an idea born out of a bill that Williams co-sponsored.

To survive and thrive as a member of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s inner circle, you always have to be thoroughly prepared and on top of your game. Melissa DeRosa, who has risen from the role of communications director, not only has earned her boss’s trust, but she has been able to walk through the fire unscathed. At the same time, she has helped move Cuomo’s interests in New York City despite the governor’s testy relationship with Mayor Bill de Blasio.

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Letitia James

Ramón Martinez

Maria Torres-Springer

Letitia James’ power derives primarily from the prominence of the people she represents – New York City’s public. And if probes into Mayor Bill de Blasio’s possible campaign finance law violations and pay-to-play political nonprofits sink him, next in line for the office would be this champion of free school lunches, chief critic of the city Administration for Children’s Services and enemy No. 1 of city slumlords. Recent election cycles have set the bar so high that it’s easy to say “stranger things have happened.”

Some New York City Council members grumble privately about Ramón Martínez’s control over which policies and legislation advance in the legislative body, but in his pivotal behind-the-scenes role he has proven his value to City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and, some argue, to the city as a whole. His approach to the needs of the City Council members and their districts is described by some insider observers as merit-based, although his enemies describe him in unprintable terms.

Maria Torres-Springer’s new role as commissioner of the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development gives her significant say in shaping the city’s landscape – and in the strategies Mayor Bill de Blasio deploys to reach his ambitious affordable housing goals. Torres-Springer appears to have secured the mayor’s trust, moving to HPD from previous roles as commissioner of the Department of Small Business Services and as president of the New York City Economic Development Corp.

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Patrick Foye

Polly Trottenberg

Hakeem Jeffries

It’s been a roller coaster ride for Patrick Foye. Coming on early in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s first term, his tenure was overshadowed by Bridgegate. And while Foye blew the whistle on that scandal, he did not get named to a newly created position of CEO and was on the verge of leaving in 2016. Persuaded to stay on, he has continued to oversee some of Cuomo’s biggest infrastructure projects, including the Gateway rail tunnel under the Hudson River and an overhaul of LaGuardia Airport.

When Mayor Bill de Blasio came into office, the emphasis on his Vision Zero initiative to reduce traffic deaths gave city Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg significant clout. Her influence now hinges on the mayor’s efforts to portray himself as busy with the nuts and bolts of governing while also boasting about how many miles of roads the administration has repaved. Trottenberg also has her hands in the MTA and the city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission.

While U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries is sending mixed messages about a potential challenge to Mayor Bill de Blasio, the Brooklyn Democrat is on an upswing. He enjoyed national visibility during the 2016 presidential election, and his leadership in Washington, D.C., and on local issues is earning him a reputation as a serious hands-on politician – including a behindthe-scenes role in the Brooklyn district attorney race. Jeffries could end up being mayor of New York City or even the state’s first African-American U.S. senator.

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The Park Slope lawmaker is known to have a mind for policy, particularly among the progressive crowd currently running City Hall. As a founder of the New York City Council Progressive Caucus, Lander has sway with the mayor, a self-proclaimed progressive, and the City Council speaker, a fellow caucus member who reached her leadership position with significant help from the group. Lander’s influence is far-reaching enough that, for a time, he was dubbed the “shadow speaker.”

Neal Kwatra has friends in high places, but operates behind the scenes. Before launching Metropolitan Public Strategies, Kwatra worked for the New York Hotel Trades Council and for state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Since opening his communications and strategic consulting firm, he has allied with Mayor Bill de Blasio, helping the mayor’s nonprofit to support affordable housing, United for Affordable NYC, and with Gov. Andrew Cuomo as a re-election campaign strategist.

Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz Jr. has powerful friends – and knows how to leverage them. Diaz’s relationship with Gov. Andrew Cuomo most recently helped him secure a loan to revive a transformation of the Kingsbridge Armory into an ice rink complex. Diaz’s bond with Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and state Senate Independent Democratic Conference Leader Jeffrey Klein bolsters his borough. Diaz doesn’t seem to need Mayor Bill de Blasio – so much so that Diaz has openly weighed challenging him.

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Jerrold Nadler

James Capalino

Peter Ward

U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler strikes a balance between his interests as a local power broker and his influence in Washington, D.C., as a senior congressman – occasionally even wading into citywide races to help clear the field for his allies. Recently, Nadler has been a vocal face of the resistance against President Donald Trump, moving quickly to help Muslim immigrants detained at JFK Airport and introducing a “resolution of inquiry” which could force Trump to produce his financial and tax records.

James Capalino is known as the fundraiser that helped Mayor Bill de Blasio get elected – and the top lobbyist who represents a number of major clients with business before the city. Despite probes into his dealings and the cold shoulder he’s supposedly being given by de Blasio, there’s no evidence he has lost business. A veteran of city politics, Capalino will find a way to get things done. And despite their precarious relationship, de Blasio likely hopes that includes getting re-elected.

Airbnb has faced fierce resistance in New York from officials and advocates pushing for more regulation of the homesharing website. That’s partly because of Peter Ward, whose 32,000-member New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council has also been instrumental in the statewide minimum wage push and the city’s affordable housing expansion. Ward is close to not only Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo, but also President Donald Trump, who is no stranger to running New York hotels.

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Michael Mulgrew

Joseph Crowley

Richard Buery

In newly confirmed U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, United Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew may have met a foil greater than Eva Moskowitz, Mulgrew’s longtime rival. And while his relationship with Mayor Bill de Blasio may have drifted a bit over the past year, they still enjoy an unusually cozy alliance, with the UFT giving the mayor an early re-election endorsement. And Mulgrew is warming to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is increasingly rediscovering his progressive side.

In recent years, his relevance within New York City’s changing Democratic Party may have declined, but as chairman of the House Democratic Caucus – the fourth-ranking position in the House Democratic leadership – Joseph Crowley is as strong as ever. His importance to New York City makes Crowley a player in Washington, D.C. Locally, his support will be sought by many in the 2017 and 2018 elections, and his backing will be crucial for candidates vying to be the next City Council speaker.

Richard Buery’s early career focused not on politics but supporting youth by building and leading nonprofits, including as the first black leader of the Children’s Aid Society. Yet he has been pressed into service managing universal pre-K, mental health and, most recently, directing the mayor’s efforts to increase the number of contracts awarded to minority- and women-owned businesses. Considering his successes thus far, this could be a big year for Buery and the city.

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A decade into the job of carefully monitoring billions of state dollars, the general consensus is that Thomas DiNapoli has performed well. The comptroller has watched over workers’ retirement funds responsibly, and his manner in dealing with other government officials has gained him respect. While his primary responsibility is at the state level, he regularly weighs in on New York City matters, including the budget outlook, demographic changes and the shortcomings of city agencies.

Thanks to a handshake agreement with the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York reviving the 421-a tax break, the pockets of John Banks’ REBNY members should grow quite a bit fatter. Assuming the state Legislature codifies the deal, developers will get a 10-year extension of the tax break, which has accounted for a significant chunk of the affordable housing projects in recent years. While REBNY has deep roots in Manhattan, under Banks it has also expanded its footprint to the outer boroughs.

As the longtime head of the health care workers union 1199SEIU, George Gresham runs New York’s largest labor union, which is quick to mobilize for progressive causes and candidates. While that’s easier because of his support for Mayor Bill de Blasio, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, he’s also helped the state Senate GOP retain its commanding presence in Albany as a sweetener for helping push through the minimum wage increase.

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With the uncertainty surrounding how much federal money the city will receive from President Donald Trump, the forthcoming budget could be one of the most important negotiations of Dean Fuleihan’s career. Not only will Fuleihan have to contend with possible federal cuts, the state budget proposal includes some small cost shifts to the city and de Blasio has ordered agencies to come up with an additional $500 million in savings to prepare for a possible economic downturn.

The challenges facing Steven Banks are growing – but so is the mayor’s reliance on him. Mayor Bill de Blasio integrated Banks’ Human Resources Administration with the Department of Homeless Services and placed the combined entity under his purview. Given the growing number of homeless New Yorkers and frequent complaints about the shelter system, Banks has his hands full. But the mayor is also sorely in need of the former Legal Aid Society leader’s expertise.

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand typically lets U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer take the reins when it comes to looking out for New York City’s interests, but the rise of President Donald Trump has emboldened her and she will likely be a vocal critic if he cuts federal funding to the city. New York’s junior senator has even popped up on some short lists of potential 2020 presidential candidates. She has indicated that she’s not interested, but she will be a coveted ally for whoever does run.

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Carmen Fariña

John Flanagan

The progressive public relations firm that helped hoist Bill de Blasio into the mayoralty in 2013 will need more creativity this year to keep him there for a second term against a resurgent Republican Party, plenty of possible Democratic competitors and some trust issues with the electorate. As candidate de Blasio looks to build support, chances are he’ll be seeking a few clandestine emails full of advice from these two trusted – and powerful – agents of the city.

With more than four decades of experience, Carmen Fariña is what Mayor Bill de Blasio wanted in a chancellor of New York City’s vast education system. Her on-the-ground approach has yielded significant changes, including the successful implementation of universal pre-K and rising high school graduation rates. There were early concerns with Fariña’s micromanagement, and she’s been grilled by lawmakers and attacked in the tabloids, but if she retires in 2017 as expected, she’ll go out with some serious accomplishments.

Against expectations, state Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan guided his Republican conference to enough victories last fall – along with negotiations to continue alliances with the Senate Independent Democratic Conference and state Sen. Simcha Felder, a Brooklyn Democrat who caucuses with the GOP – to maintain control of the upper house in Albany. And while he represents part of Long Island, his deals on issues like the minimum wage have an outsized impact on New York City.

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Anthony Shorris

Chirlane McCray

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Anthony Shorris is a classic manager who prefers to stay out of the spotlight and focus on the nuts and bolts of governing. Unfortunately, Shorris was in the spotlight for the wrong reasons last year, taking full blame for allowing a former Manhattan nursing home for HIV/AIDS patients to become a luxury condo. The administration brought in Laura Anglin to help with Shorris’ vast portfolio, but the hire could also be an indication that he might not stick around for a second de Blasio term.

While some still doubt what Chirlane McCray actually brings to City Hall, the one person with whom the first lady has the greatest influence is her husband, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. Apart from the political instincts and advice she shares with de Blasio, McCray has driven city policy by passionately bringing to the forefront the need for treatment of mental illness. She also runs the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, which has raised tens of millions of dollars.

Phil Walzak has worn many hats in New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration, from press secretary to top adviser – which is quite an ascent for a guy who wasn’t too well known before the 2013 campaign. Insiders say Walzak is best suited in a campaign-type atmosphere, so it makes sense that he was one of the first of de Blasio’s aides to transition to the re-election campaign, where he will take the lead alongside 2013 holdovers Nicholas Baldick and John Del Cecato.

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Emma Wolfe

New York City Director of Intergovernmental Affairs Emma Wolfe arguably has the toughest job in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration: pushing forward a policy agenda that occasionally gets stuck in the mud, particularly in Albany where the mayor has few allies. Wolfe’s loyalty and deep familiarity with de Blasio’s political whims solidify her as a powerful figure, but with federal investigations supposedly looking into her role in alleged illegal fundraising on the mayor’s behalf, she could become an Achilles’ heel for her boss’s re-election campaign.

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Scott Stringer

Melissa Mark-Viverito is wrapping up her tenure as the first Latina speaker of the New York City Council. An ally of Mayor Bill de Blasio, she didn’t wield the full powers of her office, and progressives were disappointed that she derailed the Right to Know Act, a major police reform bill. Nevertheless, she’s still a tough voice on immigration reform, and has made significant progress on criminal justice reform. The big questions now are what she’ll manage to get done in her last year – and what she plans to do next.

Scott Stringer clearly has his eye on running for mayor in the upcoming election. But unless Mayor Bill de Blasio lands in legal hot water soon, the New York City comptroller may have to put off his aspirations for another four years and instead run for re-election. That wouldn’t be the worst outcome for the city, which has benefited from Stringer’s solid first term, in which he has issued audits and reports on pressing matters, such as homelessness, that hold City Hall accountable.

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Jeffrey Klein

State Senate Independent Democratic Conference Leader

When state Sen. Jeff Klein formed the Independent Democratic Conference in early 2011, the four-member breakaway group had relatively little power. Fed up with the chaotic Democratic leadership, Klein had just resigned as deputy minority leader – and the IDC allowed him to immediately regain the title of leader, albeit of a much smaller conference. Over the past six years, his maneuver has looked increasingly savvy. After the 2012 elections, he formed an unprecedented power-sharing agreement with state Senate Republicans that allowed him to join closed-door budget talks with the governor. But while he capitalized legislatively, and in delivering funds to his Bronx district, Klein faced several challenges. State Sen. Malcolm Smith joined the conference, bringing diversity to its ranks, but he resigned in disgrace. The mainline Democrats mounted primary challenges against several IDC members, although they fell short. State Sen. Dean Skelos, Klein’s governing partner, resigned due to

corruption charges. And Klein’s agreement to join a doomed effort to elect a Democratic Senate majority left mainline Democrats feeling even more bitter than before, especially when Klein continued to cooperate with Republicans. Now, the IDC is again on the upswing. State Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan has continued the partnership with Klein, despite some grumbles from upstate Republicans. The IDC’s ranks have been bolstered with the addition of state Sens. Tony Avella, Marisol Alcántara, Jesse Hamilton and Jose Peralta – and while several of the new recruits are under attack, Klein has a record of strong fundraising and successfully defending his members. Klein can point to the passage of major legislation, including the legalization of medical marijuana and, more recently, paid sick leave. If things keep going in this direction, the mainline Democrats may want to take state Sen. Diane Savino’s advice, who argued to unite the party, “they should make Jeff Klein the chair.”

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Alicia Glen is a power broker due to her prominent role tackling one of the city’s most pressing crises: the need for affordable housing. In fact, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that with the help of the deputy mayor, he has created or preserved more than 20,000 affordable housing units per year – putting the city on track to hit the mayor’s ambitious 200,000-unit goal. In fiscal year 2016 alone, the city said it had secured 23,284 affordable housing units, the second-highest amount in city history and the most since Ed Koch was mayor. Some advocates argue that this is all still too little, too late, and that the definition of affordability doesn’t reach some residents in the greatest need, but Glen forges ahead. She has managed to consolidate and retain power even as other architects of the city’s affordable housing goals – such as Vicki Been, former commissioner of the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development, and Carl Weisbrod,

former chairman of the New York City Planning Commission and director of the Department of City Planning, have moved on. In his re-election year, de Blasio has expanded his focus to creating more well-paying jobs, another area that Glen will have to spearhead as economic development czar. She’s already working on plans to capitalize on the Made in New York program and invigorate the manufacturing sector. She’s aiming to draw additional jobs with a new incubator for media and fashion jobs in Brooklyn, a technology incubator in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, another technology hub near Union Square in Manhattan and an applied life sciences research campus that might spur 16,000 new jobs. Glen’s aggressive efforts have led some to argue she’s trying to be a female Robert Moses. She doesn’t too much mind the comparison, if it implies she’s got a reputation for getting things done.

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James O’Neill lacks the star power of his two immediate predecessors, Bill Bratton and Ray Kelly. But despite spending his entire career in the force, the New York City Police Department veteran has brought a fresh approach to the department. After serving more than three decades in the NYPD – including a stint with the Transit Police, which eventually merged with the NYPD – O’Neill was elevated last year from chief of department, the NYPD’s highest uniformed position, to commissioner. Among his top priorities are expanding a neighborhood policing initiative that was already being carried out before his promotion last year. He supported the shift away from stopand-frisk policing, which began its dramatic reduction near the end of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s term. O’Neill’s views align well with his current boss, Mayor Bill de Blasio, who ran on a pledge of improving police-community relations and curtailing

discriminatory or abusive policing tactics. Despite some gains on this front, the city’s crime-fighting approach has its critics. Reformers cite the high-profile deaths of Eric Garner and Ramarley Graham and what they argue is a failure to hold accountable the police officers who killed them. Some have called on O’Neill to reject the “broken windows” policing model popularized by Bratton. Others have complained that he is yet another white man to fill the role. The commissioner has resisted President Donald Trump administration’s efforts to deport undocumented immigrants, but some observers say the city could do more to protect them. Perhaps his most critical task will be continuing to keep the city’s crime rate at or near record lows, which will be especially important as the mayor gears up for his re-election campaign. So far, the official statistics have pleased de Blasio, who refers to his commissioner simply as “Jimmy.”

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It’s amazing what keeping your nose to the grindstone for two years has done for Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie’s image. Listening to the members of his large and diverse Democratic conference and coming back to them to get their feedback while proceeding with budget negotiations hasn’t hurt, either. By no means are things going completely smoothly for Heastie, but it’s worth remembering the speculation that other politicians might go down with former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, his disgraced predecessor. When Heastie was elected to replace Silver in early 2015, many thought that he didn’t have what it took to be speaker. Heastie came out swinging while remaining fully aware that he had to define a leadership style of his own. For the notoriously shy and quiet leader, this was a makeover. One advantage was that his progressive agenda on issues like raising the minimum wage and creating a paid family leave policy was in sync with

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s priorities. And yet Heastie had to deal with the governor’s political concerns of any perceived downstate favoritism, which the speaker has learned to work with and maneuver around when necessary. Also factoring into the Bronx politician’s standing on this list is his status back in the district. His push for “Raise the Age” legislation on the age of criminal responsibility resonates there, even though it has yet to advance in Albany. He also stood firm in opposing the 5-cent plastic bag fee in New York City, citing the impact on downstate residents in the face of criticism from environmentalists and the editorial boards. The upstate-downstate dispute reflects the fact that while he’s often Mayor Bill de Blasio’s most important ally in Albany, Heastie’s first priority is delivering on the needs and desires of his conference.

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State Attorney General

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman first made his mark nationally by investigating the big banks whose misdeeds helped spark the Great Recession. But the “Sheriff of Wall Street” has a new street to police. Over on Pennsylvania Avenue, executive orders have been pouring out of President Donald Trump’s desk that threaten to roll back regulations, protections and rights that affect New Yorkers and their businesses. With Congress in Republican hands and seemingly unwilling or uninterested in challenging Trump, many liberal-minded individuals are arguing that the states will have to take on the role of upholding the law – and perhaps the Constitution itself – in the courts. It is the job of the attorney general to represent the state government in legal actions, so that positions Schneiderman as a point person on the front lines of the defense against Trump’s policies. Squaring off with Trump is not new to Schneiderman. He

began investigating Trump University in 2013, and in return Schneiderman got the full Trump treatment: nasty personal attacks on Twitter and elsewhere, false allegations of bribery and extortion, plus a countersuit. Eventually, after stating he’d never settle, Trump ponied up $25 million. Since then, Schneiderman has been investigating the Donald J. Trump Foundation, despite the president’s attempts to dismantle it. He’s also digging through heaps of potential conflicts of interest in Trump’s business dealings and signed on to the federal lawsuit against Trump’s immigration ban. Schneiderman reportedly is being looked to as a possible national leader of blue-state attorneys general ready to resist the administration’s legislative proposals. Claiming that mantle would elevate Schneiderman’s profile to the national level once again – and make him a top Trump target as the two New Yorkers prepare to spend the foreseeable future at each other’s political throats.

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U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara had a remarkable year in 2015, headlined by the indictments and convictions of the two most prominent state legislators – former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and former state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos. The buzz around Bharara was palpable, with armchair prognosticators wondering whether he would be teeing up a run for mayor or governor in the near future. Last year proved to be significantly quieter, at least as far as bringing down marquee political targets, but Bharara still managed to secure a corruption indictment for Joe Percoco, the former right-hand man to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, which could prove to be a thorny situation for the governor as he approaches re-election in 2018. While it looked like the clock might be running out on Bharara’s investigations into New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, in a somewhat surprising decision, President Donald Trump requested that Bharara stay on as U.S. attorney.

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R E S I D E N T DONALD TRUMP is the leader of the free world, the commander in chief of the strongest military on the globe and the subject of perhaps the most media attention in history – but he’s not the most powerful politician in New York. How can that be? Quite simply, his scope is far broader than the five boroughs. He is dramatically reshaping U.S. foreign policy, upending long-held assumptions in international affairs. His early policy moves, driven by executive orders, are reversing many priorities of Barack Obama’s administration. Although he is a native New Yorker – he was born and raised in Queens and became a celebrity in Manhattan – he represents a much larger constituency than the voters in New York City. In fact, much of his base of political support derives from very different parts of the country, including struggling Rust

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES Belt cities, conservative swaths of the rural Midwest and economically challenged areas in the South. Since being elected, Trump has turned out to be much more like U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz than anything resembling Cruz’s quip about Trump’s supposed “New York values.” Of course, none of that diminishes the long-lasting impact that Trump and his administration are poised to have on New York City. One of his earliest moves was a ban on immigration from a number of predominantly Muslim countries. JFK Airport was where one of the major rallies erupted in response, befitting the city’s history as a welcoming point for immigrants. Although the order was blocked in the courts, the president is moving to tackle immigration in other ways, including increased enforcement of undocumented immigrants. Elected officials and advocates have mobilized against the move, with Mayor Bill de Blasio insisting that New York City will remain a sanctuary city and will not cooperate with the federal government.

Additional Trump policies threaten to alter or undermine the status quo in New York City. The potential repeal and replacement of Obamacare could leave many New Yorkers without health care or force city and state officials to scramble to fill a massive budget gap. The nomination of Ben Carson as secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is a warning that the federal government could no longer prioritize federal housing funds, a major city priority. U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos could shift the emphasis away from public schools, while the Republican Party’s stance on organized labor could undercut a powerful constituency in New York. Trump’s embrace of stop-and-frisk policing aligns with the views of former Mayor Rudy Giuliani, but the city has largely moved on to new models. Of course, it’s still early, and Trump has made enough stumbles that it’s unclear how competent his administration will be – and how much of an impact he will actually have on his hometown.


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N HIS FIRST YEAR IN OFFICE, Mayor Bill de Blasio was at the top of our New York City Power 100 list. The next two years he came in at No. 2, supplanted by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. This year, de Blasio falls one spot further to No. 3, behind Cuomo and a brand-new No. 1. Some of the decline is out of his control. The governor, a savvy operator whose policy flexibility stands in stark contrast to de Blasio’s instinctive progressivism, has capitalized on the state’s authority over the city and largely outplayed the mayor in their rivalry. National politics have overshadowed the mayor as well, with the two major presidential candidates hailing from New York and a handful of Empire State Democrats now jostling for position as the liberal answer to President Donald Trump. In other ways, de Blasio has arguably been his own worst enemy. He failed to

MAYOR OF NEW YORK CITY anticipate the threat that Albany could pose in blocking his agenda on mayoral control and the 421-a real estate tax credit. He invited political battles with state Senate Republicans and even the governor. He quickly sought to position himself as a national progressive leader, despite a reputation for showing up late – or not at all – at home. On the policy front, his record has been mixed. With the help of NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton and Bratton’s successor, James O’Neill, de Blasio has kept crime rates low while taking steps to reform the police department. He has achieved successes with his universal pre-K and affordable housing initiatives. His Vision Zero effort to eliminate traffic deaths has made substantial progress. But the administration has been hobbled by the homelessness crisis, with the shelter population reaching record highs despite an influx of spending. Local residents and elected officials have shot down proposals for new shelters, even as

critics blame the mayor for putting too many homeless people in hotels. The perception of de Blasio will be consequential this year since he’s up for re-election. He recently downplayed some of the biggest challenges facing the city, instead touting a plan to create more well-paying jobs and highlighting new affordable housing strategies. While the mayor’s approval ratings are lackluster, he is still the strongest mayoral candidate in early polls. The rise of the GOP nationally may also help de Blasio avoid a primary challenge as Democrats rally around their own, and the mayor has made a point of speaking out against Trump’s most controversial moves. But the biggest question marks, of course, are the multiple investigations into fundraising by de Blasio and his allies, including the possibility that donors received preferential treatment thanks to their contributions. If de Blasio weathers this storm, he seems to be set to coast to re-election.


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OV. ANDREW CUOMO has landed at the top of the New York City Power 100 for two years, but this time around national political winds have upset

the pecking order. That’s not to say that the governor, who drops one spot to No. 2, has lost much influence over what goes on across the five boroughs. Just this month, in a brazen display of the state’s supremacy over the city, Cuomo went along with the state Legislature to block the city’s 5-cent fee on plastic bags. The move is just the latest instance of the governor taking on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and, more often than not, gaining the upper hand. Ever since their dispute over how to pay for an expansion of universal pre-K, Cuomo has

GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK challenged the mayor on the minimum wage, housing funds and the 421-a real estate tax credit. In recent years, Cuomo has used de Blasio as a measuring stick to prove how progressive he can be. In other cases, the governor has used the state’s purse strings to tie up the mayor. Last year, Cuomo threatened the City University of New York with major budget cuts. And he has provided support to potential mayoral challengers, such as Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz Jr., who has benefited from state funding for commuter rail stations and a state loan to turn the Kingsbridge Armory into a ice rink complex. The governor’s mission to rebuild critical infrastructure has also meant frequent forays into de Blasio’s backyard. When the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Second Avenue subway was nearing completion, Cuomo seized control and took credit when it opened by the end of 2016. On the heels of a project

that already broke ground at LaGuardia Airport, Cuomo unveiled a plan to overhaul JFK Airport – although it’s debatable whether the fancy new terminals will do much to reduce flight delays. Perhaps the biggest surprise in the governor’s 2017 agenda was a deal to shut down the Indian Point nuclear power plant, which was billed as a critical safety precaution for the downstate area but could end up raising electric rates in the city. At the same time, Cuomo is careful to balance his policies and priorities in order to remain palatable far beyond the downstate region, undoubtedly with an eye on securing a strong re-election victory in 2018. Unlike de Blasio, who is under the cloud of investigation, an unrelated investigation into a number of Cuomo allies left the governor virtually unscathed. If everything plays out just right, Cuomo could find himself in position to run for president in 2020, which could easily return him to the top of our list.

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URING HIS 17 years in the U.S. Senate, Charles Schumer has cultivated a reputation as a consummate dealmaker – a shrewd politician more likely to broker a deal that benefits his constituents than to obstruct in the name of partisanship. But after the election of Donald Trump as president and Schumer succeeding Harry Reid as Senate minority leader, the question that many New Yorkers and Democrats were asking is whether his affinity for compromise was the right strategic tactic to deal with an incoming president whose agenda could upend many of the legislative successes under President Barack Obama. While Republicans have firm control in the U.S. House of Representatives, in the U.S. Senate their majority is a razorthin 52-48. Through Obama’s two terms, Republican senators set a precedent of

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requiring a 60-vote, filibuster-proof majority to get any major legislation passed. Schumer could easily adopt a similar strategy – blocking everything, including conservative U.S. Supreme Court nominees, a tax cut for the wealthy, the repeal of Obamacare or the DoddFrank financial regulations, all of which could affect millions of New Yorkers. Schumer has always been a fierce defender of New York’s interests, but he will now have to balance that with the competing priorities of senators from Massachusetts to Montana. It was easier for Schumer to lobby a friendly Democratic White House to secure funding for New York’s anti-terrorism funding, Superstorm Sandy recovery and various mass transit projects. But don’t rule out Schumer trying to appeal to Trump’s Big Apple roots to get what he wants. Schumer has received more donations from the Trump family than any other U.S. senator, a good starting point for any legislative or budget negotiations. Schumer’s effectiveness as

an Empire State advocate will also have direct and indirect consequences for Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio, both of whom are approaching reelection. Trump has signaled his intention to slash funding for New York City, mostly due to its status as a sanctuary city for undocumented immigrants and refugees. If Schumer can beat back those cuts, it would be a major boon to the New Yorkers who benefit from those resources and for de Blasio and Cuomo – who rely on federal funds to accomplish legislative priorities in public education, public housing and security. The Democratic Party is floundering nationally – Republicans control a majority of governorships and state legislatures, and the prospects of flipping the House or Senate in 2018 appear to be slim. Under these circumstances, Schumer’s U.S. Senate minority is the last bastion of actual Democratic power. How he wields that power remains to be seen, but millions of Americans – and New Yorkers – will be watching and waiting.


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OUT OF POWER In politics, power is never static. Elected officials step down or retire. Others are voted out of office – or are forced out due to scandals or legal troubles. Government staffers move on to other jobs, often jumping to the private sector. Policy debates are resolved or fade away, leaving advocates and lobbyists looking for the next big issue. That’s why we update our Power 100 list each year. This year, nearly a quarter of the individuals on last year’s list dropped off. Here are the 23 people who no longer made the cut, and where they ranked last year.

RESIGNED/RETIRED In the past year, a number of influential figures stepped down, including NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton, whose hand-picked replacement is James O’Neill; MTA Chairman CEO Tom Prendergast, who is being replaced on an interim basis by Ronnie Hakim and Fernando Ferrer; and Rep. Charles Rangel, who was succeeded by Adriano Espaillat, a longtime rival. Additionally, there were a few high-profile departures from the de Blasio administration as the mayor nears the end of his first term, including Maya Wiley, who served as counsel to the mayor, and Carl Weisbrod, the former Planning Commissioner chairman.

BILL BRATTON (5)

THOMAS PRENDERGAST (17)

CARL WEISBROD (70)

MAYA WILEY (49)

STEVE CASSIDY (84)

MERRYL TISCH (57)

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Several investigation into Mayor Bill de Blasio are ongoing, but it’s unclear where they’ll lead. The one person bumped off the list this year for legal problems is Norman Seabrook, who lost his powerful position as the head of New York City’s correction officers union in the wake of federal corruption charges.

A number of political figures dropped off the list for various reasons. Uber’s Josh Mohner was dropped because the ridesharing battle has shifted to Albany. Rupert Murdoch’s Wall Street Journal has scaled back its New York coverage. But in most cases, there were simply too many additions to the list and not enough space.

RUPERT MURDOCH (39)

MORT ZUCKERMAN (46)

JOSH MOHRER (41)

RITCHIE TORRES (90)

BRUCE RATNER (45)

JAMES DOLAN (69)

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NORMAN SEABROOK (73)

DEMOTED With CUNY under scrutiny by the state over its spending, Vice Chancellor Jay Hershenson was transferred to Queens College, where he now serves as vice president for communications and marketing and senior adviser to the president.

Also: JAY HERSHENSON (86)

BILL LIPTON (72), RICHARD BAMBERGER (80), MICHAEL KLEIN (82), PENNY ABEYWARDENA (89), EMILY GISKE (61), JILL FURILLO (92), EMILY RAFFERTY (96), HARRY NESPOLI (98)


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NONPROFITS HOPE HANSELL CAN STABILIZE ACS

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MAYOR BILL DE BLASIO ANNOUNCES THE APPOINTMENT OF DAVID HANSELL, LEFT, AS COMMISSIONER OF THE NEW YORK CITY ADMINISTRATION FOR CHILDREN’S SERVICES.

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EW YORK CITY Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed KPMG executive David Hansell to replace former Administration for Children’s Services Commissioner Gladys Carrión, who officially stepped down earlier this month following a string of deaths and high-profile abuse cases. At the Feb. 21 press conference announcing his appointment, Hansell said his worldview was shaped while serving as director of legal services and deputy executive director of the Gay Men’s Health Crisis in the 1990s as it responded to the AIDS crisis. “That experience showed what happens when government takes a callous attitude

towards those who need its help the most,” he said. “But it also showed me the good that government can do when it cares for the most defenseless among us.” The challenges facing ACS, which looks into as many as 60,000 cases per year, are daunting. Hansell said that when he begins on March 6, he would review how the agency works to protect children who may be at risk, responds to cases in which children have been mistreated or neglected and collaborates with the NYPD. Some nonprofit leaders are optimistic that the former government official, who has worked as a human services consultant since 2012, can reform the embattled agency. Jeremy Kohomban, president and CEO of The Children’s Village, said there were

three major benchmarks that he would use to gauge Hansell’s ultimate success: whether the agency implemented reforms backed by the New York City Department of Investigation and other probes, whether it invested in paying preventive workers better wages and whether it supported communities where children are more at risk of abuse or neglect. “The current crisis of the past two years is unprecedented in duration and escalation,” Kohomban said, noting that even in some of the most stressful days of the child welfare service in the 1990s, there hadn’t been a state monitor. However, Kohomban said, “I can’t see the monitor being an impediment to success because we’ve got a great track record of working together as a city and a state.”


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“What we need at ACS is strong management,” he added. “We need someone to really get us through this crisis.” After a probe of the circumstances leading to the death of 3-year-old Jaden Jordan, the city Department of Investigation said last month that there were several systemic issues of staffing and training at ACS, particularly with emergency workers on weekend or night duty. That followed numerous reports by the DOI and City Comptroller Scott Stringer of failures at ACS over the past year. After the state questioned the city’s handling of the agency, the state Office of Children and Family Services selected Kroll Associates to monitor the agency’s response to high-risk cases. Adding to the concerns, average caseloads for front-line workers rose from 9.2 cases to 13.8 cases over several months at the end of last year following high-profile child deaths that prompted many to call the agency and report potential problems, according to the Daily News. Hansell comes to the position with a wealth of government experience. He worked for the city’s health department in the 1990s and, under Mayor Michael Bloomberg, he was chief of staff for the city Human Resources Administration. In 2007, he was appointed commissioner of the state Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, overseeing a $5 billion agency, according to the mayor’s office. He served in former President Barack Obama’s administration in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from 2009 to 2011, where he managed child welfare, economic support and early childhood education programs. He also worked as a consultant for Case Commons, where he helped adopt a case management system for child welfare work. “He has a personal strength to understand that no matter how daunting a social problem he deals with, it’s his job to make a difference, and he knows he can,” de Blasio said, noting that Deputy Mayor of Health and Human Services Herminia Palacio made the initial selection of Hansell. Jennifer March, the executive director of the Citizens’ Committee for Children, who first encountered Hansell when he worked at the HRA, thought that his experience across different levels of government could serve ACS well. “In terms of the child welfare work, I think it’s a real opportunity to take a deep breath and really try to strategically plan what needs to happen in the short term, to bring calm, and really create a sense of support and morale that is needed across the system,” she said.

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100 NEW YORKERS WHO CARE: A MORE DEMOCRATIC GIVING MODEL By DAN ROSENBLUM

KEVIN DOUGLAS, A FOUNDING MEMBER OF 100 NEW YORKERS WHO CARE

A RECENTLY LAUNCHED philanthropic venture is leveraging a small set of donors to make a large impact on local grassroots nonprofits. Avoiding what can sometimes be a glacial grantmaking process – and the bureaucratic rules and laborious metric requirements that can accompany foundation funding – 100 New Yorkers Who Care has decided to make grant-making a participatory affair. The recently launched group targets young professionals. Members vote on where to focus their donations. It first met in December and has about 40 members, according to founding member Kevin Douglas. But it won’t stop at 100 if interest continues to grow. Douglas, who is also co-director of policy and advocacy at United Neighborhood Houses, was inspired by an Albany-based chapter of the 100 Women Who Care Alliance, which pools together members’ donations and relies on consensus to decide where to donate. “It was really after the election when I was, like many people, thinking, OK, the world has changed and it requires a different level of sustained engagement and commitment and actions to try to make things better and preserve community,” he said.

The participatory framework dates back to 2006, when a Michigan woman started a 100 Women Who Care group. Since then, dozens of loosely affiliated female- or maleled groups have sprouted up across the U.S. and Canada, including a 100 Women Who Care group in New York City. The 100 New Yorkers Who Care meetings will generally be capped at an hour and the contribution is relatively low – $50 – to keep it attractive to young professionals. The effort to draw 100 members is, for now, primarily an aspirational milestone. During the quarterly meetings, each member will bring a check and can nominate a local nonprofit. (Those who don’t attend can also contribute.) After three of these are randomly selected, the nominators defend their selected nonprofits and answer questions, then the group votes. The organization with the most votes receives the full one-time contribution. The first one-time donation of $1,000 went to the Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights, which helps defend immigrants from deportation. It was nominated by Maria Lizardo, the executive director of the Northern Manhattan Improvement Corp.

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• Allison Sesso, executive director of the

Human Services Council of New York, responds to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s State of the City address by calling for a greater investment in the nonprofit sector.

• Learning Leaders, a nonprofit that trains volunteers to work in hundreds of lowincome schools across the city, will close because of difficulty obtaining New York City Department of Education funding.

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Notice of Qualification of Geronimo Solar Energy, LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/27/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Minnesota (MN) on 10/01/12. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 Eighth Ave., NY, NY 10011. Address to be maintained in MN: 725 Edinborough Way., Ste. 725, Edina, MN 55435. Arts of Org. filed with the Secy. of State, 60 Empire Dr., Ste. 100, St. Paul, MN 55103. Purpose: any lawful activities

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.

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. Notice of Formation of Whistle Works LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 1/20/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 304 W 117th St, #2P, NY, NY 10026. Purpose: any lawful activity.

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 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 Formation of BERNSTEIN DECOR LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/20/17. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 151 West 25th St., NY, NY 10001. Purpose: any lawful activities. Notice of Formation of Flagstaff4 LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 11/14/16. 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: 1350 Broadway, FL. 11, NY, NY 10018, Attn: David J. Pfeffer, Esq. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of 470 Baltic Funding LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 2/2/17. 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: 14 W 23rd St, Fl. 5, NY, NY 10010. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of Adam Green Fine Art LLC filed with SSNY on 2/1/17. Office: NY County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC at 77 W. 24th St., 11H, NY, NY 10010. Notice of Formation of FELICELLO & MELCHIONNA LLP. Cert. of Reg. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/20/17. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLP: 1120 Ave. of the Americas, 4Fl., NY, NY 10036. SSNY designated as agent of LLP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLP at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Legal services; Law firm.


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February 27, 2017 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 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 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 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 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 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.

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.

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 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 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.

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 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. 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 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. 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.

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 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. 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. Notice of Formation of HVNYC, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 1/27/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 80 State St, Albany, NY 12207. Purpose: any lawful activity.

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. 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. 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. Notice of Qual. of 330 GRAND LLC, Authority filed with the SSNY on 02/06/2017. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in DE on 02/03/2017. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 64 Delancey Street, Ste 2E , NY, NY 10002. Address required to be maintained in DE: 1209 Orange St. Wilmington DE 19801. 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 SKELETON PARTY, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/20/17. 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 60 West 23rd St.- Apt. 436, NY, NY 10010. Purpose: any lawful activities.

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Notice of Formation of 69 Amherst Road LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 2/13/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 223 W 138th St, Ground Fl., NY, NY 10030. Purpose: any lawful activity. RAMDEEN HOLDINGS, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 02/15/2017. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Timothy Rabindranath Ramdeen, 404 East 83rd St., Apt 3D, NY, NY 10028. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Notice of Formation of Ampixi LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/9/16. 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: 405 Lexington Ave, NY, NY 10174. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Qualification of Ranger Global Real Estate Advisors, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 2/7/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 6/9/16. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 415 Madison Ave, Fl. 14, NY, NY 10017. DE address of LLC: 1013 Centre Rd, Ste 403-B, Wilmington, DE 19805. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Qualification of NUT TREE PARTNERS CO-INVEST LP. Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/07/17. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 01/31/17. Princ. office of LP: 2 Penn Plaza, 24th Fl., NY, NY 10121. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the Partnership at the princ. office of the LP. Name and addr. of each general partner are available from SSNY. DE addr. of LP: c/o Corporation Service Co., 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of LP filed with Secy. of State of DE, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., P.O. Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of New Homes NY NJ LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 2/10/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1890 7th Ave, Ste 3E, NY, NY 10026. Purpose: any lawful activity.


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Notice of Qualification of AIM DATA, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/22/16. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 8/15/16. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 254 Canal St, Ste 2001, NY, NY 10013. DE address of LLC: 16192 Coastal Hwy, Lewes, DE 19958. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Qualification of PRINCIPIUM STRATEGIES LLC. Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/03/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 01/03/06. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 1040 Ave. of the Americas, 5th Fl., NY, NY 10018. DE addr. of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Qualification of VFA Fund I LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 1/27/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 1/25/17. 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: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of KALYANI 227 10TH AVENUE, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/03/17. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 1015 Belle Meade Island Dr., Miami, FL 33138. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

Notice of Formation of FABRICANT ADVISORS, LLC filed with SSNY on 2/9/17. Office: NY County. SSNY designated agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 75 East End Ave, Ste 12A, NY, NY 10028. Purpose: any lawful act or activity Notice of Formation of RELATED TX RD GENERAL, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/07/17. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: Related Companies, 60 Columbus Circle, NY, NY 10023. 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 True Partner Capital USA, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 2/8/17. Office location: NY County. LLC organized in IL on 2/3/16. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: National Corporate Research, Ltd., 10 E. 40th St., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10016. IL and principal business address: 111 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60604. Cert. of Org. filed with IL Sec. of State, 213 State Capitol, Springfield, IL 62756. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Notice of Formation of SUPPORT CENTER JR, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 1/30/17. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 505 Park Ave., 18th Fl., NY, NY 10022. 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. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Notice of Qualification of NEXUS New York Club, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 1/30/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in DE on 1/18/17. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o Chris Pillo, 9350 Conroy Windermere Rd., Windermere, FL 34786, principal business address. DE address of LLC: c/o National Registered Agents, Inc. 160 Greentree Dr., Suite 101, Dover, DE 19904. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, PO Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Notice of Qualification of IFLScience LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 1/13/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 5/22/15. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 120 E 23rd St, Fl. 5, NY, NY 10010. 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. Notice of Qualification of SLB PROPERTY HOLDINGS LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 2/7/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 2/7/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 43 Bay Reach, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971. DE address of LLC: 43 Bay Reach, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity.

February 27, 2017 Notice of Formation of Carroll Boulevard Holdings LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 2/16/17. 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: 625 W 55th St #6, NY, NY 10019. Purpose: any lawful activity. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A LICENSE, SERIAL # 1300272, FOR WINE & BEER HAS BEEN APPLIED FOR BY THE UNDERSIGNED TO SELL WINE & BEER AT RETAIL UNDER THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LAW AT 26 E 60TH ST NY, NY 10022. NY COUNTY, FOR ONPREMISE CONSUMPTION. 26 EAST 60TH STREET HOSPITALITY LLC Notice of Formation of Digital Equity LLC, filed with SSNY on January 30, 2017. Office: New York County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 300 East 74th St, 35F, NY, NY 10021. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Notice of Formation of Alexia Valentina LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 2/13/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 250 Mercer St, #D404, NY, NY 10012. Purpose: any lawful activity. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A LICENSE, SERIAL # 1300352 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 161 W 23RD ST. NY, NY 10011. NY COUNTY, FOR ON PREMISE CONSUMPTION. RETROCLUBNYC INC Notice of Qualification of Shield Analysis Technology, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY 1/5/2017. Office loc: NY County. LLC formed in VA 10/25/2010. SSNY designated agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 9028 Prince William St. Ste E, Manassas, VA 20110. VA addr. of LLC: 9028 Prince William St. Ste E, Manassas VA 20110. Cert. of Form. filed with VA Secy. of State, 1111 E. Broad St, 4th Fl, Richmond, Virginia 23219. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Essex Olive & Spice House, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY 2/3/17. Office loc: NY County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, Attn: Saad Bourkadi, 577 Grand St #F504, NY, NY 10002. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.

Notice of Qualification of NEXUS New York Management Company, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of S t a t e on 1/30/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in DE on 1/18/17. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o Chris Pillo, 9350 Conroy Windermere Rd., Windermere, FL 34786, principal business address. DE address of LLC: c/o National Registered Agents, Inc. 160 Greentree Dr., Suite 101, Dover, DE 19904. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, PO Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Notice of Formation of Boulevard Carroll Holdings LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 2/16/17. 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: 625 W 55th St #6, NY, NY 10019. Purpose: any lawful activity. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A LICENSE, SERIAL # 1300273, FOR WINE & BEER HAS BEEN APPLIED FOR BY THE UNDERSIGNED TO SELL WINE & BEER AT RETAIL UNDER THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LAW AT 1021 CHURCH AVE. BROOKLYN, NY 11218. KINGS COUNTY, FOR ONPREMISE CONSUMPTION. HUNGER PANG RESTAURANT INC Notice of Qualification of ARBOUR LANE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC. Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/10/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 02/22/16. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co. (CSC), 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. DE addr. of LLC: c/o CSC, 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Jeffrey W. Bullock, Secy. of State of the State of DE, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of CHICHI EATS LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 2/1/17. 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: 49 Bleecker St, #205, NY, NY 10012. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of Q & G REALTY LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/27/16. 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: 165 Hester St, Basement, NY, NY 10013. Purpose: any lawful activity.

STORAGE Midtown Moving & Storage Inc. will sell at Public Auction at 810 East 170 Street, Bronx NY 10459 at 6:00 P.M. on MARCH 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: -CASTRO MILAGROS -FRANCE KWAISI -FRANKLIN TANISHA / FRANKLIN RUTHIE -FAISON TAWANNA -GUEVARA TARA -GUZMAN NANCY / ROMERO ISIDRO -HATTAT OSMAN/HATTAT EMPRE -HOFFMAN PAUL -NAVARRO MAXIMO / RODRIGUEZ ALYSSA -O. REGGIO MICHAEL -JOSE A. OLIVERAS -PANICCIOLI ANTHONY -PIERRE PIERRE LOUIS -REASON CHARLES -KENNER SHLOMO -TEITLER PAUL -STEPHANIE THOMPSON / JOHN DOE / JANE DOE -JOHN TWITTY -ANDUJAR JALEESA -DOWELL TANNIKA -MINAYA ALEX -MCCSSLING CHERYL -ODUNLAMI ELIZABETH -POLICK GLENN / HOLLEY STEVEN -MANNING JOHN -KEITH MONIQUE Notice of Qualification of ALMANAC INVESTORS, LLC. Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/10/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 01/05/17. Princ. office of LLC: 1140 Ave. of the Americas, 17th Fl., NY, NY 10036. 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 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 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 March 13, 2017 and end on March 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. #3L24 - Andres Helm, #3P44 - Howard Blumberg, #5R14 - Gabriel Garcia, #5R46 - Camillo D. Armstrong, #9P01 - A-Nicklaus Jones. 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 Tenacious Toys, LLC filed with SSNY 1/3/17. Office: NY County. SSNY designated agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 7014 13th Ave, 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: any lawful act or activity.

Cellco Partnership and its controlled affiliates doing business as Verizon Wireless (Verizon Wireless) proposes to install telecommunications antennas at three locations. At the approx. vicinity of 1425 East 58th Street, Brooklyn, Kings County, NY 11234, antennas will be collocated on the roof-top of the building, with an overall height of 31 feet. At the approx. vicinity of 2428 Ralph Avenue, Brooklyn, Kings County, NY 11234, antennas will be collocated on the roof-top of the building, with an overall height of 22 feet. At the approx. vicinity of 2342 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, Kings County, NY 11233, antennas will be collocated on the roof-top of the building, with an overall height of 71 feet. Public comments regarding potential effects from these sites on historic properties may be submitted within 30 days from the date of this publication to: Trileaf Corp, Natalie, n.kleikamp@ trileaf.com, 10845 Olive Blvd, Suite 260, St. Louis, MO 63141, 314-997-6111. Notice of 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 March 13, 2017 and end on March 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. #153 - Maureen Pine, #1355 - James Archambault, #1406 - Anna Miller, #1702 - Quinsessa Harrison, #3201 - Benjamin Sturgill, #3418 - Jane Stubbs. 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.


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February 27, 2017 Notice of Qualification of WYE COMMUNICATIONS LLC. Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/15/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 09/07/16. 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, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 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 259’) on the building at 250 Park Ave, New York, NY (20170096). Interested parties may contact Scott Horn (856809-1202) (1012 Industrial Dr., West Berlin, NJ 08091) with comments regarding potential effects on historic properties.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A LICENSE, SERIAL # 1300396, FOR WINE & BEER HAS BEEN APPLIED FOR BY THE UNDERSIGNED TO SELL WINE & BEER AT RETAIL UNDER THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LAW AT 134 NEVINS ST BROOKLYN, NY 11217. KINGS COUNTY, FOR ONPREMISE CONSUMPTION. 134 NEVINS RESTAURANT LLC. Notice of Formation of WEST SIDE PHYSICIANS OF NYC, PLLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/16/17. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of PLLC: 715 9th Ave. Ground Fl., NY, NY 10019. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A LICENSE, SERIAL # 1300430 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 515 ATLANTIC AVE BROOKLYN, NY 11217. KINGS COUNTY, FOR ON PREMISE CONSUMPTION. ATLANTIC J LLC.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A LICENSE, SERIAL # 1300345 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 349 E 13TH ST NY, NY 10003. NY COUNTY, FOR ON PREMISE CONSUMPTION. EST RESTAURANT CORP

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Notice of Qualification of American Carrier Transport LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 2/16/17. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 1155 Stoops Ferry Rd., Moon Township, PA 15108. LLC formed in IN on 5/23/11. 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. IN addr. of LLC: 150 W. Market St., Ste. 800, Indianapolis, IN 46204. Cert. of Form. filed with IN Sec. of State, 200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204. Purpose: all lawful purposes. ZIRKANOVA COMPANY, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 01/23/2017. 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, 206 W 100TH ST, NEW YORK, NY 10025. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.

Notice of Formation of W18 Garden LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/11/17. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Michael Yakuel, 225 E. 6th St., Unit 5B, NY, NY 10003. Purpose: any lawful activities. Notice of Formation of MS 124th Street, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/09/17. 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 Post Management, LLC, 204 West 84th St., 3rd Fl., NY, NY 10024, Attn: Marc D. Slayton. Purpose: any lawful activities.

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Notice of Formation of W18 Retail LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/11/17. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Michael Yakuel, 225 E. 6th St., Unit 5B, NY, NY 10003. Purpose: any lawful activities. PUBLIC NOTICE AT&T proposes to modify an existing facility (antenna tip heights 70’) on the building at 1400 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY (20170095). Interested parties may contact Scott Horn (856-809-1202) (1012 Industrial Dr., West Berlin, NJ 08091) with comments regarding potential effects on historic properties.

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Who was up and who was down last week

LOSERS TOM REED Many Republican politicians have dealt with the fallout of President Donald Trump’s administration at recent town hall meetings. U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, a Republican, tried to open a dialogue with protesters – which is noteworthy when his neighbor, Republican U.S. Rep. Chris Collins, who also jumped on the Trump bandwagon early, refuses to have any town hall meetings. Being an elected official means confronting your opponents.

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In time when the White House is accused of cozying up to Russia, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is taking a page from North Korea, with his communications director reportedly demanding more positive press releases. Today: Solar power increases 800 percent over five years. Tomorrow: Cuomo hits five holes-in-one in a round of golf! We at City & State believe the best way to stand up to propaganda is aggressively sharing the truth. In that spirit, we present last week’s Winners & Losers.

ROBERT SCOTT GADDY Aggressiveness may be a hallmark of a strong lobbyists, but the Excelsior Advocates president allegedly threw one punch too many at a gathering during Caucus Weekend. Columnist Gloria Winston Al-Sarag accused Gaddy of slugging her in the jaw and threatening to kill her over an unflattering piece. Gaddy has denied the accusations. Still, some politicians are already distancing themselves from him.

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BOB MEGNA

DAVID BORGE

Cuomo’s Mr. Fix-it assigned to SUNY Poly

LINDA SARSOUR

Muslim activist (and frequest Slant contributor) goes national

ERIC SCHNEIDERMAN

state Attorney General finding a convenient foil in Trump

BASIL SEGGOS

backs NYC bag ban, despite Cuomo’s call for statewide solution

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Vol. 6 Issue 8 February 27, 2017 Who’s No. 1 this year?

Hoosick Falls mayor under pressure for deal with polluters

LISA COICO

investigation of ex-City College president expands

KAMRAN HAKIM

lawsuit to get off 100 worst landlords list fails

AMY PETERSON

NYC official confronting shady Build it Back contractor

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