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New York Academy of Medicine 1216 5th Ave, New York, NY 10029 Topics Include: How Far NYC’s Technology Has Come and How Far it Will Go Incorporating the Internet of Things into New York New York’s Growing High-Tech Economy Benefits of Shared Services Featured Speakers:

Anne M. Roest

Martin J. Golden

Commissioner, NYC Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications

Senate Science, Technology, Incubation, and Entrepreneurship Committee Chair

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Chief Digital Officer, City of New York

Chief Technology Officer, City of New York

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EDITOR’S NOTE / Contents

JON LENTZ Editor-in-chief

U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko, an Albany-area Democrat, was playing hide-andseek last Thursday. Hunting all over Capitol Hill, he and other House Democrats tried to track down a copy of the Republicans’ bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The search led them from the basement of a nearby office building to an empty room in the Capitol, but to no avail. “Just back from H-157 where Republicans were supposedly hiding their secret #ACA replacement plan,” Tonko tweeted. “Nothing there. #ShowUsYourPlan.” Of course, Tonko’s tactics had the intended effect, highlighting the fact that Republicans are hiding behind closed doors while making decisions that will have a far-reaching impact – especially in places like New York, which implemented the health care reform law wholeheartedly and could end up losing billions of dollars. But while Tonko played his part in this politically charged game, what will be far more consequential is how effective the state’s congressional Republicans – including Peter King, Tom Reed and Chris Collins – will be in negotiating a repeal and replace deal that eases the impact on New York.

6. BOCHINCHE & BUZZ

The latest insider gossip from Gerson Borrero

8. COMMENTARY

Ross Barkan on why we should stop worrying and love Trump and Putin’s bromance

10. CHARLES BARRON UNFILTERED

A Q&A with the Assembly’s most outspoken member

16. SPOTLIGHT ON HEALTH CARE

What are New York’s options if Obamacare is repealed?

26. NEW YORK NONPROFIT MEDIA

Trump’s budget priorities could threaten nonprofits’ existing contracts, too

28. SLANT

Christine Quinn on de Blasio’s new plan to tackle homelessness

34. WINNERS & LOSERS

Who was up and who was down this week

12. TAMING WALL STREET

Is DFS chief Maria Vullo prepared to stand up to the big banks?


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LAST WEEK’S HEADLINES

BACK&FORTH A Q&A with owner of The New York Cosmos

ROCCO COMMISSO C&S: Why did you acquire the soccer team this year? RC: The team was going to get shut down. They were in a precarious state. The entire front office pretty much had been laid off. And the team was disbanded. C&S: You’ll be playing at MCU Park in Brooklyn, at least to start out. RC: Right. The problem with New York is all these stadiums that we have built for the professional teams with their money or with city money, whatever, they don’t easily accommodate a soccer club the way soccer should be watched. Even at Yankee Stadium, where New York (City) F.C. plays, it takes a lot of time to turn the field around from a soccer field to a baseball field. So we truly don’t have much left in the city where a professional soccer team can play, unless they build their own stadium. So consequently, when I was searching for something, we looked at Columbia and a few other university venues, but we didn’t really have other alternatives other than building our own stadium for a stadiumquality facility. Now in Brooklyn – I must say I’m very happy in Brooklyn. C&S: Would you like to build a soccer stadium? RC: Absolutely, but let me do this job first. The process of building a stadium is difficult. It’s almost impossible to find a location in New York City … where everybody’s happy, the community, the government, public transportation. Tomorrow, clearly we have to look at all our alternatives. But today, my focus is to fill up the stadium with fans on April 1.

PRESIDENT(IAL) TRUMP TOWN HALL TURMOIL CON President Trump’s first giving speechlawmakers to a joint session of Congress Tuesday was gress was Donald in recess this week, from both parties a tough choice: remarkably But even without usual unscripted tirades, stand up topresidential. angry constituents with tough Trump’s questions or hide from those whoNew elec Yorkyou? Democrats brought heat: U.S. Rep.held Jerrold Nadler an undocumented ted Republican U.S.the Rep. Tom Reed a series of invited town halls in his sprawlin immigrant his district, guest and female Democrats woreof white a nodcrowds, to the women’s g SouthernasTier welcoming the “passion” the in tough while U. suffrage movement. U.S. Rep. of Chris CollinsDonald praisedTrump, Trump’savoided views on S. Rep. Chris Collins,Republican a fellow supporter President to free halls tradeentirely. and Obamacare andU.S. defended the president’s conciliatory wn Democratic Rep. Yvette Clarke’s more Brooklyn town hallstance beca on immigration. Senate Charles tweeted, “What me a resistanceBut rally with Minority cheeringLeader crowds, whileSchumer newly-elected U.S. Rep.the A President says to the working people & what President does forthough the wealthy & driano Espaillat welcomed overflow crowds to the his Manhattan event, even he special interests are at about odds.”his Meanwhile, Rep. Eliot EngelAlcántara broke hisof29-year faced a tough question support forU.S. state Sen. Marisol the GO streak of grabbing a prime seat toConference. shake the president’s hand, sayingNew theYork Trump P-aligned Independent Democratic U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan, Cit administration “isn’t part oftook our normal y’s lone Republican, the political middle discourse.” road after facing protests LONG WAY HOME New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio introduced a “Turning the Tide on Homelessness” plan Tuesday that aims to get 2,500 New Yorkers out of shelters in five years. That’s out of the current shelter population of about 60,000. Now, the biggest challenge will be finding enough space to build or convert 90 new shelters in the face of intense community opposition. OFF TO ISRAEL Gov. Andrew Cuomo was set to visit to Israel over the weekend as Jewish issues are boiling over. Trump shook things up with his openness to a one-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict, and recently has come under fire for being slow to condemn anti-Semitic attacks at home. With his trip, Cuomo is signaling that he is a devoted friend of the Jewish community.

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DID YOU MISS IT? STATE OF NY FINANCE FORUM It’s the contrarian politician’s favorite question: “But how will we pay for it?” City & State tried to find some answers at its forum on finance, tackling topics new – like the possible repeal of Obamacare – and old – like pension funding. The good news from New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer: New York’s finances are strong – but we should be saving now in case that changes.

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer

ALI GARBER JEFF COLTIN

Amalgamated Bank President and CEO Keith Mestrich, Mayor’s Office of Pension and Investments Director John Adler and Assemblyman Robert Rodriguez

State Sen. Kemp Hannon and Assemblyman Dick Gottfried

New York City Department of Finance CIO Seb Formoso with NYIT’s School of Engineering and Computer Sciences Dean Nada Anid

New York City Independent Budget Office Director Ronnie Lowenstein

Students from the Stuyvesant Young Democrats

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, MARCH 7 8 a.m. – FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro speaks at the Crain’s New York Business Breakfast Forum where he’s expected to discuss diversifying the department’s ranks and the city’s drop in fire fatalities, The Yale Club of New York City, 50 Vanderbilt Ave., Manhattan.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8 1:30 p.m. – The New York City Council Committees on Economic Development and Small Business hold a joint preliminary budget hearing. Expect to hear about the mayor’s plan to create 100,000 jobs over the next decade. Committee Room, City Hall, Manhattan.

THURSDAY, MARCH 9 8 a.m. – City & State hosts the On Technology forum with New York City Chief Digital Officer Sree Sreenivasan and Chief Technology Officer Miguel A. Gamiño Jr. among other panelists, New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Ave., Manhattan.


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Exclusive scoops and insider gossip from

GERSON BORRERO

BARRON VS. BILL? CHARLES BARRON

BILL DE BLASIO

Could Charles Barron, the sin pelos en la lengua, outspoken, activist, radical politician be the one that forces New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to respond to neglected or overlooked issues of concern to some neoyorquinos and the City Hall press corps? “Oh my God. He would make the mayor crazy,” said one prominent New York City Democrat politico, who laughed at the notion of Barron challenging de Blasio in the primary. “We would also have a lot of tense and, at times, funny moments.” A municipal government insider and two activists (one from the Bronx and the other from Brooklyn) had similar responses. If he does decide to challenge de Blasio this year, it would be the second time Barron has run citywide. Barron briefly ran in the 2005 Democratic mayoral primary, and also ran in the 2010 gubernatorial election against Andrew Cuomo and others under the Freedom Party. When Barron dropped out in 2005 to support C. Virginia Fields, he said, "I will be back. I will be mayor of New York City before I leave this planet. It may be in 2009 or it may not be until 2013, but I will be mayor someday.” Could 2017 be the year? Or will the assemblyman just give de Blasio one more dolor de cabeza? By the way, of the four bochincheros we spoke to – all Democrats – three said they would vote for Barron. Only one said, “I’m with Bill.”


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ALCALDE GOT SILENT TREATMENT FROM JEFFRIES IN D.C. And while we’re hablando of “Traveling” Bill de Blasio, the mayor received the undivided attention of New York City’s congressional delegation in a meeting last week at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington, D.C. However, the mayor did get the silent treatment from one prominent rival, U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries. “It was as if he wasn't there. Hakeem just gave him the cold shoulder treatment,” one congressional bochinchero, who was in the room, told B&B. So, is that an indication that your colleague is going to primary the mayor? “I don't know, you’d have to ask him,” the bochinchero suggested. We, and others, have, but all the Brooklyn congressman has done is culipandear (to stall or hedge).

HAKEEM JEFFRIES

DÍAZ TO ANNOUNCE IN APRIL

Polemical state Sen. Rubén Díaz Sr. – who I’ve given the moniker “Lucifer” for his vocal opposition to same-sex marriage – is waiting for the budget baile to be over in Albany and then he will announce that he’s running for New York City Council. “Rubencito wants him to retire, but el viejo loves being in the game,” the bochinchero said, referring to Díaz’s son, Ruben Jr., the Bronx borough president who has a complicated relationship with his padre. The state senator will run for the City Council seat held by termlimited Annabel Palma. The bochinche is that once Díaz Sr. wins the primary, Palma will announce that she’s running for his Senate seat in 2018. However, state Sen. Jeff Klein could thwart Palma’s plans for a seat swap with Díaz. At least one bochinchero thinks that Klein’s Independent Democratic Conference could run a candidate in this race. If they do, what will Marcos Crespo do as Bronx Democratic Party chairman to prevent this from happening? “The bossito will have to let the old man deal with that one,” the bochinchero said, referring to the elder Díaz. I asked, why the diminutive “bossito” reference to Assemblyman Crespo? “The kid is still learning. He’s not a real boss.” Yikes! Those Bronx bochincheros play rough.

RUBÉN DÍAZ SR.

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


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T H E R E D COMMENTARY

Why

Trump playing nice

WITH

Russia

abig isn't SUCH

deal

By ROSS BARKAN IT HASN’T TAKEN LONG for the surreal to seem almost ordinary in Donald Trump’s America, for the absurd bluster and incoherent rhetoric of his campaign to blend into the quotidian. He is punishing undocumented immigrants, offending world leaders, tearing up environmental regulations and empowering the vulture-class billionaires to make the lives of his poorest supporters much worse. Four years of Trump sounds like a disaster for a country that, despite its flaws, is built to outlast him no matter how many democratic norms he tramples. I have no fondness for Trump and will ­always shake my head a little sadly when I see his gamboge grimace wedged between the portraits of Barack Obama and whatever (un)lucky Democrat or Republican gets to inherit his mess in the 2020s. But the hysterical reaction to Trump’s histrionics from the left-leaning media intelligentsia and professional Democrats obscure the fact that he is less of a threat than advertised. Let’s begin with Russia. I do not like Russian President Vladimir Putin. He is a savage authoritarian and I would never want to be a practicing journalist in his country. His brand of strongman capitalism is repulsive. Russia, though, is not a threat to America’s future. Russia is a wannabe superpower trying to play in the sandbox of Eastern Europe. Like the U.S., Russia wants to assert itself within its own sphere of influence. For us, it was the decades of lamentable interference in South America, the ways we propped up amenable tyrants who did business with the U.S. while


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D SCARE oppressing their own people. Of course, Russia’s actions in Ukraine are despicable. The question becomes: What moral high ground can we occupy in that fight? Trump is not wrong when he suggests that cooperation between America and Russia could be beneficial. However inarticulately and ineptly, he is vocalizing a fundamental truth: It makes no sense to be at war with Russia,

Carnegie Mellon University political scientist Dov Levin. That doesn’t even include military coups and regime change efforts following the election of candidates the U.S. didn’t like, such as Mohammad Mosaddegh in Iran, Jacobo Árbenz in Guatemala and Salvador Allende in Chile. And let’s not forget Haiti, where former Secretary of State Clinton traveled in 2011 to successfully pressure Presi d e n t Re n é Préval to admit Michel Martelly, a popular recording artist, into a run- off for president. Martelly was third in initial voting, but the Organization of American

“Russia is not a threat to

America’s futur e.

rhetorically or literally, and the Cold War mindset that tyrannized Americ a n p o - litical discourse for decades needs to go. The rejoinder to all of this will be Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Assuming it’s true – anonymous sourcing from intelligence agencies never puts me at ease given the long history of these agen- c i e s lying to further their own agendas – why should it be the central preoccupation of Democrats? Why should the difference between the Democratic National Committee’s approach to foreign policy and U.S. Sen. John McCain’s be nonexistent? Assuming Putin’s agents indeed tried to undermine Hillary Clinton to aid Trump – and leaking embarrassing emails is not exactly the same as manipulating voting machines, which Russia has not done yet – so what? When it comes to sabotaging elections, Russia is like an art school dropout pitted against America’s Jackson Pollock. The U.S. government interfered with at least 81 elections between 1946 and 2000, according to a database amassed by

a i s s Ru is a wannabe

r e w o p r e sup trying to play in the

SANDBOX

of Eastern E u

“obsolete,” and said it costs America too much money. What his administration actually does with NATO remains to be seen, but don’t ever expect him to offer an articulate critique of the nearly 70-year-old alliance. If Trump wants to seriously rethink NATO, he should ditch cable TV for one afternoon and crack open a Noam Chomsky book. As Chomsky has pointed out, NATO was established in the wake of World War II to counter Soviet influence in Europe and lost its raison d'être after its collapse. Instead of disbanding, NATO became an American “global intervention force” in Chomsky’s words, another way for a fading empire to assert its hegemony. Anti-communism lost its strength as a propaganda device and was replaced with our Orwellian war on terror, a ceaseless struggle that consumed the entirety of Obama’s presidency and will outlast Trump’s because you can’t ever slake the bipartisan thirst for a thriving military-industrial complex. When Bill O’Reilly, the right-wing blowhard, recently pressed Trump on Putin’s sins, his response rattled our commentariat, liberal and conservative alike. “There are a lot of killers,” Trump said. “You think our country’s so innocent?” Trump probably didn’t think too deeply about his answer. He never does. What he did do, intentionally or not, is allude to a disturbing truth that doesn’t fit snugly into a CNN chyron. No single nation in our young century has unleashed more horror on the planet than the United States, thanks to an Iraq War dreamed up by Republican neoconservatives and enabled by gutless Democrats, a war that killed more than 100,000 Iraqi civilians, more than 4,000 American troops and blew a gaping hole in the region that has allowed ISIS to thrive. Trump has gotten so much wrong already in his presidency. His answer to O’Reilly was a rare instance of stumbling out of the fog of a lie and into the realm of truth.

rope.”

States believed that the man who was second had benefitted from voter fraud. The night of the runoff, Clinton’s chief of staff Cheryl Mills wrote a congratulatory note to top American diplomats in Haiti that has lived in infamy – at least for Haitians. “You do great elections,” she wrote. “We can discuss how the counting is going! Just kidding. Kinda. :)” If the Russian interference got the hungry, hungry hawks of the Democratic Party salivating, Trump’s dismissive and meandering tone toward NATO has riled them almost as much. Trump has called the treaty organization

Ross Barkan is a journalist from Brooklyn. His work has appeared in the Village Voice, The New York Times, New York magazine and Reuters.


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CHARLES BARRON

UNFILTERED C&S: You were in the New York City Council for 12 years and now you’ve made the switch to the Assembly. Aside from the pay cut, how are you navigating the much larger Assembly Democratic conference? CB: In terms of full disclosure, the family didn’t suffer a pay cut because my wife is the City Council member, so I didn’t want y’all to think I suffered a pay cut! (laughs) The City Council, the reason why I ran is because of the question of power. You have to either have actual power, which is the ability to act, the ability to make decisions, or influence, the ability to persuade and convince people in power to make decisions in your best interest. So when you look at the City Council, a unicameral body – when I was there, 27 black, Latino and Asians: 14 blacks, 11 Latinos and two Asians. We had the majority! Which means that budget, laws, legislation – as long as we got our 27 united, we could pass anything. Then, you had mayoral vetoes. Twenty-four votes and you override a mayoral veto. So in the City Council, you actually have power. C&S: So how does the Capitol differ from City Hall. Does Cuomo dominate? CB: Well, there’s a lot of power in the budget process. It’s a little different than the city. See, in the city, we can actually do our own budget as a City Council. We can either accept (the mayor’s) budget, modify – which they usually do a negotiated bud-

get – or we can actually do our own budget. You can’t do that up there (in Albany). It’s a whole different ballgame. Now I have to look at leverage politics, not power politics. There in the city, we actually had the power – the numbers. You have 150 members of the Assembly, I think 106 are Democrats and about 44 Republicans (Editor’s note: The breakdown is actually 107 and 43, due to an Independence Party of New York assemblyman caucusing with the Democrats). So the Democratic conference calls all the shots. But you need 76 votes to pass anything, and there are about 30, 40 blacks, Latinos and Asians and I’m trying to get the caucus to use leverage. If you unite, nothing will pass because they won’t be able to get 76 without us. C&S: Leverage with the Democrats – so you’re having problems with the Democrats, your own conference? CB: I’m probably going to get in trouble for this. I am not a Democrat or a Republican. I am a registered Democrat. I have no loyalty to the Democratic Party. Because I think the two-party system stinks. I think it’s corporate, corrupted … Both parties are very much corporate-controlled. Money controls both the parties. This is why I’m against the two-party system. I think there’s racism in the policies of both parties. And I don’t care if they put a black face on it. Donald Trump is the worst president that this country has ever had. He’s racist, misogynistic, xenophobic and he is a control-freak egomaniac. However, I’m not going to let the Democrats hide behind his racism. Because even on the question of immigration, because in 2012, 400,000 people were deported under Obama and (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement). From 2008 to 2012 you’re talking about millions of deportations. Is Trump worse? Yes. But he has to do a whole lot

more to catch up with Hillary and Obama and the rest of them.

C&S: How would you compare Trump to Cuomo? CB: You know what I would say – and I said this to Cuomo’s budget director when he came before us and was talking about how bad Trump was and how we’re going to be in trouble in this state and they’re going to take billions from the budget and we’re going to have to tighten up our belts. I said stop it. How much money is there available in the budget, sir? He said $152 billion … I’m not concerned about Trump in New York state. I’m concerned about the governor and the mayor. We have a $152 billion budget and a $84 billion city budget. You’re talking about $230 billion and we’re talking about Trump? So I told his budget director, I said let me tell you what you did last year with your $150 billion. You put $25 million in for poverty, and Trump wasn’t even around. That was under Obama. This is what y’all did last year … Cuomo fools a lot of people around education … for the Campaign for Fiscal Equity, for the foundation formula, we need $4.3 billion. He’s putting $428 million. Don’t talk to me about Trump. I don’t want to hear it. We’ve got enough in this state where there shouldn’t be the South Bronx having 40, 45 percent poverty. $19,000, $22,000 is the area median income of the South Bronx – in the richest state. C&S: Have you met with the governor? CB: No, I refuse to meet with him on the terms he meets with us. I don’t like that. He’ll alphabetize it. You go over to the mansion, everybody’s sitting around. To me, he needs to meet on our terms. You need to bring him over to the state Assembly. He should deliver his State of the State in the Assembly chambers

M X I

JEFF COLTIN

NOBODY'S EVER ACCUSED Assemblyman Charles Barron of speaking like a cautious politician. He’s represented Brooklyn in the halls of power for years, and on Feb. 27, he joined the New York Slant podcast. Barron talked about having no loyalty to the Democratic Party and explained the racial power dynamics in the state. This interview has been edited for length and clarity.


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and let us deal with him there … We’ve got to show our power. And the way that I’m fighting for this – and this is going to be tough – why don’t we override his vetoes? … Since both houses passed, these are bills you wanted! Override! That will send a serious message to him. That’s where the leverage power comes in, when you override.

Barron said a lot more – including accusing New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito of selling out to the “white man” Working Families Party. You can hear all his comments on the New York Slant podcast by searching for New York Slant on iTunes, TuneIn, or your favorite podcast app.

DONALD TRUMP

IS ... RACIST,

MISOGYNISTIC, XENOPHOBIC, AND HE IS A CONTROL-FREAK EGOMANIAC. HOWEVER, I’M NOT GOING TO LET THE

DEMOCRATS

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TAMING

WALL STREET IF TRUMP UNSHACKLES THE BIG BANKS, IS THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES’ MARIA VULLO READY TO STAND UP TO THEM? By JON LENTZ


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AST JUNE, MARIA VULLO was in Albany to be confirmed as superintendent of the state Department of Financial Services. She had taken over on an interim basis earlier in the year, and now she was being grilled by state senators about how aggressively she would regulate New York’s financial and insurance industries. Kicking off the questions, state Sen. Diane Savino asked Vullo if she would take the same hard-charging approach as Ben Lawsky, the first DFS superintendent whose vacancy she would fill. “Your predecessor is legendary. He started the agency. He’s someone with a reputation as a crusader,” Savino said. “You either loved him or hated him depending on where you were in the financial services sector. So I’m curious, how do you see your role as the head of DFS? Will you continue the crusader role that Ben Lawsky had – the new sheriff of Wall Street – or do you see a more pragmatic approach?” That “sheriff of Wall Street” meme – a maverick New York lawman taking on the big banks as the feds sit on the sidelines – originated with Eliot Spitzer, the state attorney general from 1999 to 2006. At a time when market self-regulation was in vogue, Spitzer wielded New York’s powerful state securities law to tackle white-collar crime and broke with tradition by taking on cases traditionally left to federal regulators. Spitzer’s successors, Andrew Cuomo and Eric Schneiderman, each won acclaim for taking on national targets as “the next sheriff of Wall Street.” Schneiderman’s tenure coincided with the rise of Lawsky, who was appointed to run the newly formed DFS in 2011 after Cuomo became governor. Lawsky raked in more than $6 billion in bank settlements and outflanked President Barack Obama’s administration by targeting individual bankers and executives. In a stunning move that enraged the industry, Lawsky threatened to revoke the New York bank license of the British bank Standard Chartered for dealings in Iran and won a $340 million settlement. The “sheriff” moniker has proven so durable that it has been applied in other locales: U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara is the sheriff of Albany, while Schneiderman’s legal challenges against President Donald Trump have some playing him up as the sheriff of Pennsylvania Avenue. But Vullo was having none of this sheriff talk. “I don’t wear boots,” she told Savino. “So on the sheriff side, I am me. I’ve been asked this question a number of times: Who are you going to be? I’m going to be Maria Vullo.”

Vullo told lawmakers that while she wouldn’t pin herself down with a label, she would strike a balance between New York’s vital role as the financial capital of the world and ensuring the industry serves “the needs of all New Yorkers across the state.” But now, as Vullo enters her second year leading DFS, that balancing act could get a whole lot harder. Trump, who stocked his Cabinet with Goldman Sachs alums and Wall Street power brokers, has called the landmark Dodd-Frank legislation “a disaster.” Last month, he signed an executive order to dramatically scale back the 2010 financial regulation law, which was aimed at preventing another financial crisis. Assuming Trump’s administration moves forward with its plans to usher in a new era of banking deregulation, will Vullo be ready to fill the regulatory void? “Look, this is not about any particular individual, or it’s not about any particular administration,” Vullo told City & State, taking pains not to even mention Trump by name. “The regulation of the federal government impacts what we do in several respects in New York, but whoever is in Washington, my job is to protect our markets in New York, to protect our consumers in New York, to make sure that the banks and the insurance companies that I regulate are making good on the promises that they are making to New Yorkers, making sure that there aren’t predatory actors taking advantage of New Yorkers.” Vullo’s diplomatic take on the potential threat posed by Trump reflects a nononsense attitude that has helped her rise to become a top regulator on Wall Street. She grew up in Brooklyn, the youngest of five children in a working-

“WHOEVER IS IN

WASHINGTON,

MY JOB IS TO PROTECT

OUR MARKETS IN NEW YORK, TO PROTECT OUR

CONSUMERS

IN NEW YORK.”

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class family of Italian immigrants. Her father, a World War II veteran, worked in a factory. Her mother, a homemaker, made her give speeches in the kitchen. At age 15 she decided she wanted to go into law, and she worked her way through college and law school. Her first job was at Paul, Weiss, a whiteshoe law firm where she spent most of her career, apart from an 11-month stint working on consumer protection and other issues as executive deputy attorney general for economic justice under then-Attorney General Cuomo. While at the firm she took on major pro bono cases, including one defending abortion providers who were under threat and another on behalf of Muslim and Croat women raped by Serbian soldiers during the 1992-95 Bosnian War. “We got them a verdict,” Vullo recalled, “and more importantly we established the legal principle that rape is a form of genocide, because the purpose of the rapes was to try to actually create a different race.” A year into her job as DFS superintendent, Vullo seems content with her low profile, even though she’s had major achievements. She has continued to hold banks accountable for money laundering schemes, garnering a $425 million settlement with Deutsche Bank, $235 million from Italian banking group Intesa Sanpaolo and $215 million from Agricultural Bank of China – albeit with less fanfare than Lawsky. In January, as millions of women marched in Washington, D.C., New York City and around the world in protest of Trump, who

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has pledged to install U.S. Supreme Court justices who would overturn Roe v. Wade, Vullo’s agency announced new steps to require insurers to cover abortions and contraceptives without charging any fees. But, she has largely been overshadowed by Schneiderman, who is again garnering national headlines as he challenges Trump’s policies on immigration and the environment. Apart from a few distractions – a dispute between Cuomo and Schneiderman over new regulatory powers for DFS and fallout from the collapse of Health Republic Insurance of New York – Vullo has quietly gone about her work setting insurance rates, writing new cybersecurity rules and rolling out anti-terrorism regulations. It’s a notable shift from the tenure of Lawsky, a veteran prosecutor who built on his experience as an assistant U.S. attorney in New York’s Southern District and in the attorney general’s office under Cuomo. Despite his long-standing ties to the governor, Lawsky developed a reputation for being unpredictable. Then, when Lawsky left for the private sector, acting Superintendent Anthony Albanese clashed with the Cuomo administration over the agency’s independence. In finding a permanent replacement, the administration wanted someone who wouldn’t be a wild card. “The governor runs a very tight ship. No agency runs completely independently of the governor,” one Albany insider explained. “Ben Lawsky is one of the few guys who did, and the governor trusted him for a long time, but then at one point it got to be a little too much. So I think she’s playing more along with the operation. But she’s impressive. … She hasn’t been out there long, but she’s a good combination of being smart, looking to get things done and not being a complete free agent where she’s just a wild card on her own.” Vullo has also avoided a common complaint that dogged the so-called “sheriffs of Wall Street”: that their

aggressive regulatory tactics were driven by politics. Indeed, Spitzer and Cuomo used the attorney general’s office as a stepping stone to the governorship, and Schneiderman could one day do the same. While Lawsky entered the private sector, there was speculation that he might run for elected office too. Vullo has been considered for a top judgeship, and could one day land on the state Court of Appeals, but there’s no sign that she’s building up a record to campaign on. Some industry leaders regulated by Vullo have welcomed what they describe as her tough but fair approach to DFS. “I have an open mind, I listen, and I believe strongly in a fair process,” Vullo said. “It doesn’t mean that at the end of the process I’m going to agree with whoever is making an argument, but I will listen ... and can be influenced by facts and reason.” Those who know her say she’s proven to be independent enough to fight back if deregulation poses a threat to New Yorkers. “She is well-positioned to fill what I sense will be a coming void in oversight,” said Sean Coffey, a partner at Kramer Levin, who has known Vullo for decades and was reportedly considered to fill the DFS opening as well. “It’s a given that she’s whip-smart and works hard, but she really does have the public interest in mind.” And she’s well aware of the powers at her disposal, should she choose to deploy them. “Look, I’m a state regulator. I happen to be a state regulator in New York, which is the financial capital of the world, not just the nation,” Vullo told City & State. “And so because of that, the scope of the businesses that I regulate – banks, insurance companies and other financial services companies – their business, not all of them, but many of them, expand beyond New York. So to that extent, this agency, irrespective of the landscape in Washington, is a necessary, important regulator because we’re the financial capital of the world – and I regulate the financial services industry.”

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WASHINGTON GIVETH,

President Donald Trump has been making many New Yorkers sweat with threats of withholding federal funding to “sanctuary cities” like New York City – but with a Republican president who’s promised a “lean budget,” New York may have to count on less funding regardless of whether that money’s tied to immigration politics. The biggest jump in federal spending to New York over the last decade was when Barack Obama took over from George W. Bush – though it’s been relatively steady since. Here’s a look at what the Empire State has been sending down to Washington, D.C. – and what it’s been getting back in return.

AND

WASHINGTON TAKETH AWAY Per capita federal gov’t spending in NY BASED ON 2010 POPULATION

$10,000

$6,000

$2,000

2005

2005

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

15

2014

$250 billion

Gross IRS revenue from NY COLLECTED FROM OCT. 1 OF PREVIOUS YEAR TO SEPT. 30

$200 billion

Total federal spending in NY

$150 billion

CONTRACTS, GRANTS, NONRETIREMENT, RETIREMENT, SALARIES AND WAGES

$100 billion 2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Sources: Federal spending data from The Pew Charitable Trusts’ Fiscal Federalism Initiative, tax collection figures from Internal Revenue Service Data Books, U.S. Census Bureau

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HEALTH CARE Late last month, President Donald Trump had an epiphany about the Affordable Care Act, the controversial health care law that he has pledged to repeal. “I have to tell you, it’s an unbelievably complex subject,” he told a group of governors. “Nobody knew that health care could be so complicated.” As commentators and critics quickly pointed out, many politicians and policymakers were already well aware of the thorny challenges that would come into play if Obamacare were to be repealed. Making matters more complicated is how to replace it – and how quickly – especially if Trump wants to follow through on his promise that people will not lose coverage. New York, with its generous Medicaid program and its wholehearted embrace of Obamacare, is one of the states that would be hit the hardest by a repeal. In this special section on health care, City & State looks at the limited options the state would have to respond to a repeal. In addition, we check in on the state’s medical marijuana program, the ongoing fight against the opioid epidemic and more.

ABOVE: THEN-PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA PREPARES TO DELIVER A STATEMENT ABOUT THE U.S. SUPREME COURT RULING THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT CONSTITUTIONAL IN JUNE 2012. CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS HAVE VOWED TO REPEAL THE ACA.


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HEN PRESIDENT Barack Obama signed into law the Affordable Care Act in 2010, New York embraced the landmark health care legislation, which featured several policy changes the state had already implemented on its own. Seven years later, with President Donald Trump’s administration and congressional Republicans pushing for a full repeal of Obamacare and questions about what might replace the law, how well is New York positioned to deal with the fallout?

While New York residents may be more insulated from federal moves that might eliminate various rules and regulations, experts say the state would be hard hit by the financial burden of a repeal. State officials are uncertain how to prepare for a repeal until it happens, but New York could eventually be confronting the potential loss of billions of dollars in federal funding and the possibility that millions of residents will no longer have health insurance. Before the state adopted the ACA, it had already passed laws that were ultimately included in the federal legisla-

tion, such as barring insurance companies from denying coverage to those with pre-existing conditions. However, the state had a small individual insurance market with high premiums. The market was greatly expanded with federal funding from the ACA that New York is now in danger of losing. A report released by the governor’s office predicts a loss of federal funding due to a repeal of the ACA could cost the state roughly $3.7 billion and more than 2.7 million New Yorkers would lose their health insurance. “We have a few programs that we are


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outliers on,” state Sen. Kemp Hannon, the chairman of the state Senate Committee on Health, said at a City & State event in February. “One is called the Basic Health Plan, they changed the name to the Essential Health (Plan). We get a lot of money from that and we are one of two states that opted to take the Essential Health Plan. We also receive a significant portion of money for graduate medical education. We’re not one of two there, but we’re still an outlier. The third was I was worried about the Disproportionate Share (Hospital) Payments. Those have been reduced when ACA was enacted on the theory that uninsured (patients) would be covered by the ACA, and it negates the need for that.” Helen Schaub, state policy and legislative director for 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, said that while an individual insurance market did exist in New York before the ACA, it was seldom used. “Before the ACA, there was basically no individual insurance market in New York,” Schaub said. “There was only about 23,000 people because there weren’t any subsidies and so insurance companies, knowing they were going to have to write you a policy no matter your health condition, they charged very high premiums and the vast majority

“THE BOTTOM LINE IS ... THAT THERE WILL BE LESS COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE FOR CONSUMERS IN THE FUTURE, FEWER PEOPLE WILL BE COVERED, IT WILL DESTABILIZE THE HEALTH INDUSTRY.” – BEA GRAUSE, president of the Healthcare Association of New York State of people in the individual market could not afford that.” According to the state Department of Health, New York’s individual insurance market has increased by 270 percent, from about 136,000 individuals in 2013, including about 20,000 people in the direct pay market, to about 367,000 in 2016 under the ACA. About 2.8 million people total were enrolled in plans through New York State of Health, the state’s insurance marketplace, in 2016. If the ACA is repealed, the state might return to institutional subsidies, such has the Disproportionate Hospital Share Payments, which were in place before the ACA was en-

acted. The state dropped these subsidies in exchange for the funding provided through Obamacare. “If you revert back to these institutional subsidies … then you’re really saying we’re going to pay certain hospitals to take care of poor people and you get much more people concentrated in where they can go, either to the public hospitals or some of the Brooklyn hospitals that are already financially stressed,” said Charles Brecher, director of research for the Citizens Budget Commission. “You’re really underwriting care in those troubled places.” Healthcare Association of New York State

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The individual market in NY, before and after the ACA

2013

2016

136,000

367,000

people

people

10,000 people President Bea Grause expressed major concerns about the potential repeal of the ACA. “We agreed to reductions in (these hospital payments) under the theory that the Affordable Care Act would be expanding coverage, so there’d be less need for those supplemental payments because they are targeted to hospitals that treat a large percentage of low-income people and senior citizens,” Grause said. “I think the bottom line is ... that there will be less comprehensive

coverage for consumers in the future, fewer people will be covered, it will destabilize the health industry and I think take us backward on health care reform.” Brecher also emphasized the risk of losing federal funding for expanded Medicaid, which would cost the state billions to maintain, a concern echoed by a number of health care experts. “We have this huge Medicaid program in New York state and to the extent they

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mess around with Medicaid, there’s a lot of money at stake, but you don’t know exactly how they’re going to do it,” he said. A decrease in Medicaid funding would have a huge impact on seniors and people with disabilities. “Medicaid provides for the lion’s share of home care services in New York state and I don’t think people realize that nearly half of the benefits from Medicaid are for seniors and people with disabilities,” said Laura Haight, vice president for public policy at the New York State Association of Health Care Providers Inc. “The loss of Medicaid funding could have real devastating effects.” The state could face a difficult choice: Should it revert to a plan that would decrease the number of citizens with coverage due to a lack of funding, or try to find billions in the state budget to replace federal funds? “What the federal government is doing is basically saying, ‘We’re going to reduce the amount of spending and you get to tell people they don’t have services anymore,’” Schaub said. “They’re trying to shift the responsibility onto the states to make the hard choices. They’re just going to take the savings and spend it on tax cuts for the wealthy. We think that’s a tremendously bad deal for the states.”


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IS THERE A NURSE IN PROPOSED MINIMUM STAFFING THE HOUSE? REQUIREMENTS Are nurses overworked? Is that the government’s problem to fix? Those are two of the issues at hand as advocates, led by the New York State Nurses Association, once again push for safe staffing legislation in Albany. The legislation would set minimum staffing levels for various health care units, from the emergency room to the maternity ward. Advocates say it’ll save lives, as studies have shown the odds of patient death increase 7 percent for each additional patient a nurse has to care for at the same time. As a bonus, advocates say it’ll reduce stress on nurses and reduce turnover. Opponents don’t like the one-sizefits-all mandate and fear higher costs could actually hurt patients. The Safe Staffing for Quality Care Act has been introduced most sessions in the state Senate and the Assembly for the past 10 years, but despite being supported by both Democratic Assembly Health Committee Chairman Richard Gottfried and Republican state Senate Health Committee Chairman Kemp Hannon, it’s never passed. Here’s a look at how many nurses would be needed in each situation.

KEMP HANNON Chairman, State Senate Committee on Health

1 Patient 1 Nurse

• Operating room • Trauma emergency unit

2 Patients 1 Nurse

• Maternal unit for the first stage of labor

• Maternal unit for the second or third stage of labor

• Intensive care unit • Post-anesthesia unit

3 Patients 1 Nurse

4 Patients 1 Nurse

• Emergency department

Pediatrics • Antepartum, postpartum and newborn units • Step-down unit (step below intensive care unit) • Telemetry unit (continuous electronic monitoring)

5 Patients 1 Nurse

C&S: How would a full repeal of the Affordable Care Act impact New York state? KH: We have a few programs that we are outliers on. One is called the Basic Health plan, they changed the name to the Essential Health (plan). We get a lot of money from that and we are one of two states that opted to take the Essential Health plan. We also receive a significant portion of money for graduate medical education; we’re not one of two there, but we’re still an outlier. The third was I was worried about the Disproportionate Share (Hospital) Payments. Those have been reduced when (the Afford-

• Rehabilitation units • Subacute patients

able Care Act) was enacted on the theory that uninsured (patients) would be covered by the ACA, and it negates the need for that. In the end of Speaker (Paul) Ryan’s (recent) press release, I noted that it was said they should reinstate the DSH payments back to where they had been. There’s these major shifts at the moment and New York has to start thinking about what we’re going to do to make sure we get as many New Yorkers covered with health care as we possibly can. C&S: What, if anything, can the state do to prepare for a full repeal of the ACA?

• Noncritical antepartum • Postpartum motheronly units • Medical and surgical units • Acute care psychiatric units

6 Patients 1 Nurse • Well-baby nursery units Source: New York state Senate

KH: I realized as a state, we really have to go back further to what we did in 1996, when we moved to (the New York Health Care Reform Act of 1996). We adopted some really unique financing of vehicles that no other state has, made certain allocations of money to different, what they call “public goods” in health care and then actually some of that (got) really mangled in the recession of ’09 and ’10, but still going back and looking at what we had as a premise, what we had available in resources and where we’ll be able to allocate those resources. I think that’s what we need to start doing.


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OPPOSING OPIOIDS

80%

The ongoing battle against heroin and opioid abuse Deaths from heroin and other opioid drugs have shot up in the last 10 years across the country – and New York is no exception. In recent years, New York politicians have ramped up efforts to combat the problem with stronger prevention efforts, greater oversight of prescriptions of abused drugs through the 2012 I-STOP law and increased access to treatment like naloxone, which reverses the effects of an opioid overdose. Yet the latest data available shows deaths continue to rise from opioids. Here’s a look at the epidemic, by the numbers.

7,649

Prescription opioid and heroin-related deaths in New York state, 2012-2014:

879

952

800

637 400

number of EMS calls

1,008 825

474 2012

2013

Prescription opioid-related deaths Heroin-related deaths

of all drug overdose deaths in 2014 were heroin- and prescription opioid-related

in which naloxone was administered in 2013

73%

11,992

increase in opioid-related emergency department visits from 2010 to 2014

$

number of EMS calls in which naloxone

was administered in 2014

25 MILLION amount in 2016-17 state budget for local aid to combat opioid abuse

90% decline in

doctor shopping from August

2013 to December 2015

2014 Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, New York state comptroller’s office, New York state Department of Health and New York Joint Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction

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RICHARD GOTTFRIED Chairman, Assembly Committee on Health

C&S: How can the state better combat the opioid and heroin epidemic? RG: I don’t know if anyone has ever studied why our anti-tobacco public programs have been pretty effective, but I don’t have the sense that our anti-drug messaging to young people has been nearly as effective. The one thing, where there is solid evidence, is that states that have strong medical marijuana programs and states that have enacted legalization of recreational marijuana have substantial reductions in opioid use and opioid deaths. We are, after some long effort, building a stronger medical marijuana program in New York. There’s still more to be done to make it really accessible to people, but

I think that is probably one of our best ways to reduce opioid use and opioid death. Also, doctors and dentists ought to be very good at pain management and should be aggressive about it, but maybe a little less aggressive at writing prescriptions for opioids like that is the only way to deal with pain. C&S: How can New York financially prepare for a repeal of the Affordable Care Act? RG: The only thing that’s as big (as) health care in the state budget is elementary and secondary education, which is about the same percentage. Everything else in the state budget is pocket change. So unless we’re going to radically cut school aid – which we’re

not going to do – filling the gaps from Washington, D.C., in the current system would mean raising several billions of dollars in increased revenue. In my Assembly district, that’s when I get applause, by raising taxes for more public programs, but my district is not like most. I believe that the only way New York can generate the savings that will enable (us) to fill the gaps that are inevitably going to be created by Washington is – guess what – by moving away from our current system into a universal, publicly funded, not-insurance-company-involved health care system. That will free up tens of billions of dollars that will enable us to survive whatever we are hit with by Washington.

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GOING TO POT Medical marijuana’s slow growth across New York In July 2014, Gov. Andrew Cuomo agreed to a medical marijuana law that caps the number of providers, limits the diseases covered and bars smokable or edible products. The Compassionate Care Act, which created the state’s medical marijuana program, allowed for five manufacturers, with each operating up to four dispensaries. But with relatively few patients getting certified, the state Health Department announced last month that it would license another five manufacturers by this summer.

52.08

average patient age, as of June 15

5

medical marijuana program, as of Feb. 22

14,045 total

licenses allowed initially

5

additional licenses to be issued

by July

17

physicians that have registered to

participate in the New York state

manufacturer medical marijuana

867

3

dispensaries expected to open soon

Interim President and CEO, NYC Health + Hospitals

total dispensaries allowed initially

each manufacturer

PATIENTS CERTIFIED, BY MONTH February 2016

796

currently open

certified to use medical patients marijuana, as of Feb. 22

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dispensaries

C&S: Despite New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio previously saying he did not plan to lay off staff at New York City Health + Hospitals, 70 staffers were laid off. What is the fiscal outlook for Health + Hospitals? SB: As part of the transformation plan of New York City Health + Hospitals – as we reinvent ourselves to better serve our patients and communities and become more efficient to achieve financial sustainability – we have been downsizing our staff,

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medical marijuana

April 2016

May 2016

996 1,023

January 2016

476

December 2015

5

1,132

March 2016 Source: New York state Department of Health website and 2016 report

through attrition, and have also instituted a hiring freeze. Through attrition alone, to date, we have reduced our staff by more than 2,300 full-time equivalents since December 2015 and we are carefully controlling the use of overtime without compromising patient care. By contrast, the 70 positions that were eliminated in February have nothing to do with those staffing reductions. Rather, our senior managers identified a number of manage-

rial, non-clinical redundancies within our (more than) 40,000 staff and we eliminated those redundancies. C&S: How do you believe this will impact staffing levels in the coming few years? SB: Like many health systems around the country, our long-term thinking is less about contracting the workforce and more about increasing access to ambulatory care as demand for inpatient care continues to decline.


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The must-read news source for New York’s nonprofits Edited by Aimée Simpierre

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ONPROFITS RECEIVING CONTRACT awards from New York City or the state should carefully monitor President Donald Trump’s budget policies for potential retroactive effects on pre-existing contracts. New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer recently reported that while just 9 percent of the city’s budget is federally funded, city agencies that provide social services depend heavily on federal grants. The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development receives 48 percent of its budget from the federal government, the city Administration for Children’s Services receives 43 percent and the city Department of Homeless Services gets 34 percent of its budget from the feds. While it’s obvious that federal funding cuts could affect the availability of future state and city contracts, the new federal policies could also affect prior contracts. The problem stems, in part, from two features of New York City procurement: retroactive contracting and future funding clauses. Nonprofits often provide social services before securing registered city contracts, so the city benefits from their services before it has any contractual obligation to pay. The city comptroller reported that 69 percent of city contracts in 2015 were retroactive. The five agencies with the most retroactive contracts – all in the human services sector – registered 4,259 contracts worth $4.3 billion. Nonprofits that may be working for up to a year without pay often bridge funding gaps by deferring payrolls, or borrowing from commercial banks or the city’s Returnable Grant Fund. Retroactive contracting is generally risky for nonprofits because they have to cover contract costs for an indefinite length of time and have no legal right of ever being repaid by the city. It does not usually matter that a commissioner urged the nonprofit to begin

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working, issued an award letter or even signed a contract. If no contract has been registered, the nonprofit may only have an “illegal but equitable” claim for a payment from the city comptroller. An appeal to the comptroller’s equitable discretion may not be successful when federal funds are scarce. An unexpected change in federal policies could increase the potentially devastating risk of not being able to recoup costs from the city. The risks don’t even end at contract registration. Multi-year contracts generally contain “future funding” clauses that make payment for each year “subject to the appropriation of funds” for that year. Thus, if a registered contract includes future funding for 2018 or 2019, for example, a loss of federal funds could gut the contract. There are steps a nonprofit can take to mitigate some risks.

First, where possible, don’t perform or continue performing without a registered contract. If your mission requires performance, work with the government – possibly through associations – to accelerate contract registration, while complying with lobbying laws. Second, keep records of all costs and proof of benefits bestowed on the public. Third, identify obligations posing special risks, such as wages and taxes. The state attorney general warns that board members may be personally liable for failing to pay employees’ wages and benefits, and for failing to pay state and federal taxes on employees’ wages. Work with counsel to ensure that these obligations are addressed. Fourth, investigate “pay when paid” arrangements with subcontractors, suppliers and other partners to spread the risks of performing work without a registered con-

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tract. Work with lawyers to select contract structures that are most likely to protect such agreements, such as choosing the law of a favorable jurisdiction. Fifth, avoid giving personal guarantees to secure the organization’s debts and explore whether existing guarantees can be released. Sixth, consider disclosing risks to board members, auditors, creditors, major funders and other stakeholders. While these risks should not surprise diligent stakeholders, written disclosures discourage disputes. Perhaps local government will seize this moment to end retroactive contracting. Such a long-awaited reform would be most welcome now.

Claude M. Millman, a partner at Kostelanetz & Fink LLP, is a former director of the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services.

HEALTH CARE FOR A Q&A with Sean Granahan, THE HOMELESS president and general counsel, The Floating Hospital

The Floating Hospital doesn’t float anymore, and it’s not a traditional hospital, so its name only hints at the services it provides. The 150-year-old organization has evolved from a ship docked off lower Manhattan to operating two land-based facilities in Queens. The Floating Hospital sends vans throughout the city to transport homeless families from shelters and individuals in domestic violence safe houses to their clinics for care. In an interview, Sean Granahan, its president and general counsel, spoke about the state of health care delivery and how he brought the organization back from a financial loss. NYN: FLOATING HOSPITAL MOVED SHORTLY AFTER 9/11, CORRECT? SG: 9/11 was our last day functioning as a floating hospital. After 9/11 the dock space we had was needed by the city for cleanup from the tragedy of the collapse of the towers and then afterward they decided to redevelop the South Street Seaport and no longer wanted the type of service we were providing. NYN: YOU WERE OPERATING AT A LOSS. HOW DID YOU TURN IT AROUND? SG: Our patient base is very transient, we deal primarily with homeless families

living in family shelters and victims of domestic violence living in safe houses. So we viewed the ability to provide them health care as a snapshot. So we took that snapshot and said, “OK, we want to know everything that’s wrong and we’ll try to fix as much of it as we possibly can.” And that changed dramatically both our finances, and also how we were able to continue to deliver the service that we needed to deliver. NYN: HOW DOES UNCERTAINTY REGARDING THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT AFFECT WHAT YOU DO? SG: One of the things the Affordable Care Act did was it raised the eligibility for Medicaid. Personally I feel that it’s highly unlikely that Congress is going to turn

around and say, “OK, all you people are out on your own.” The other aspect of it is more of a negative aspect, and that is as a result of the Affordable Care Act employee-based insurance has become largely unaffordable, particularly for nonprofits. So having it repealed is a blessing in some aspects, it’s a curse in others.

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New Yorkers are struggling financially, not just according to the federal poverty level, but measured against a more realistic, local survival budget.

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our months ago, I spoke candidly about New York City’s unprecedented homelessness crisis and emphasized that in order to truly tackle the issue, the city had to change course and put homeless women and kids – 70 percent of the homeless population – at the

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Homeless Services have assured me that 40 percent of new shelter units will go to families, a necessary commitment because phasing out cluster housing will move more than 3,000 families to shelters. It is also a victory for the forgotten faces that Win supports each day. Even before the mayor’s tidal change last week, he deserved serious credit for taking meaningful steps to address the issue. But those steps had not gone far enough in terms of vision and tactics. Over the past several years, the city’s siting of shelters have been disconnected from a larger framework that would build community support and not designed to address the unique challenges of homeless families. At that time, I called upon the mayor to take charge: Use the bully pulpit and the power of city agencies to vocalize and execute a long-term plan and help build the political will in our communities to be a part of the solution. I emphasized that Win, the shelter provider I run that serves thousands of homeless women and their children, would be eager to stand with him and support his efforts. Addressing the challenges that homeless families and children face requires a different strategy than dealing with single adults, a demographic that, so far, has led the conversation, despite making up only 30 percent of the homeless population. It means focusing on the needs of families and children, not just on the parents; developing a multiyear plan for the construction of housing and planning for support services; prioritizing long-term stability over moving homeless families before they’re ready; and better transitional support once a family is ready to maintain housing stability. The recommendations in the mayor’s plan include a neighborhood-based approach, which will keep homeless people close to home while growing community support; building additional community-centered facilities so that families can stay in their neighborhoods; reduced use of cluster apartments and hotels as shelter; and increased rental assistance and supportive services. Taken together, it’s clear that de Blasio is thinking about those who have been left behind and left out of previous attempts to right the ship. Win wholeheartedly supports these proposals, including increasing the

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I COMMEND THE MAYOR, WHOSE HOMELESSNESS ANNOUNCEMENT MADE IT CLEAR THAT HE UNDERSTANDS THE URGENCY OF OUR CITY’S CRISIS AND HAS A VISION TO ADDRESS IT BY MAKING SURE THAT HOMELESS FAMILIES ARE AT THE CENTER OF THE PLAN.

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number of shelters and eliminating cluster and hotel housing, which frequently lack proper security and necessary services. Full-service shelters provide more than just beds to sleep in; they provide opportunities and support services for residents to break the cycle of homelessness and move to self-sufficiency. While the mayor’s plan shows vision and goodwill, it is equally important that City Hall deal with outstanding administrative issues, such as sector funding and delayed contracts. The last several years have been challenging for providers as the administration has been slow to register contracts and been without a system to quickly and fully reimburse shelters and remedy rate inconsistencies. As a result, providers have had no choice but to curtail services and turn down contracts in order to remain solvent. As the administration looks to expand the system, we need to be assured that funding will be there to support our ability to offer that care consistently. In the course of our work with the mayor over the next several years, we will also share expertise gained through our work with families each day. We will bring these findings to the city to make sure that there’s focus on initiatives that work. For instance, we’ve found that family reunification is not a strategy for long-term success. Win clients who leave to go back to a family member’s home tend to come back. What we hear from our clients is if grandma’s couch didn’t work the first time, it probably won’t work the second or third time. As plans are implemented, Win and other providers are ready to partner with the city to ensure funding issues are addressed, specific needs are being met and the previously forgotten faces of homelessness are at the table as the mayor’s vision is executed.

Christine Quinn is the president and CEO of Win, the largest provider of shelter and supportive housing for New York City’s homeless families. She is also the vice chairwoman of the New York state Democratic Party and former speaker of the New York City Council.


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212-268-0442, ext. 2039 Notice of Qualification of CB&I Construction Services, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 1/23/17. Office location: NY County. LLC organized in LA on 9/22/16. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. LA and principal business address: 4171 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge, LA 70809. Cert. of Org. filed with LA Sec. of State, 8585 Archives Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70809. Purpose: all lawful purposes. 1811, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 02/06/2017. Office loc: Richmond County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 105 Buttonwood Road, Staten Island, NY 10304. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Notice of Formation of ERP PROSPECT AVE LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/31/11. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 645 W End Ave, NY, NY 10025. Purpose: any lawful activity. Asia Artists Rights Management LLC Articles of Org. filed SSNY 10/27/16. Office: New York Co SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process may be served & mail to 275 Mott St, 2R, NY, NY 10012. General purpose. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A LICENSE, SERIAL # 1300271, FOR WINE & BEER HAS BEEN APPLIED FOR BY THE UNDERSIGNED TO SELL WINE & BEER AT RETAIL UNDER THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LAW AT 195 E 3RD ST. NY, NY 10009. NY COUNTY, FOR ONPREMISE CONSUMPTION. WILD PROJECTS PRODUCTIONS INC

Notice of Qualification of 1626 SRJ LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/13/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 06/14/16. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 386 Flatbush Ave. Ext., Brooklyn, NY 11201. Address to be maintained in DE: 160 Greentree Dr., Ste. 101, Dover, DE 19904. Arts of Org. filed with the Secy. of State of the State of DE, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities. Notice of Qualification of FOUNDATION VIEW CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, LLC. Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/17/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/09/16. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. DE addr. of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State, DE, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. KRAMER, DUNLEAVY, & RATCHIK PLLC, Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 1/10/17. Office loc: NY Co. SSNY designated agent upon whom process against PLLC may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: The PLLC, 61 Broadway, Ste. 2200, NY, NY 10006, Attn: Jonathan Ratchik, reg. agent. 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 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

March 6, 2017 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. 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 DRA FUND IX INDUSTRIAL-G COINVESTMENT LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/13/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/16/16. Princ. office of LLC: c/o Manageco Manager LLC, 220 E. 42nd St., 27th Fl., NY, NY 10017. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. DE addr. of LLC: Corporation Service Co., 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State, State of DE, Dept. of State, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Qualification of DBZ 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. 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 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 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. 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. 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.

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 # 1295774 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 120 SECATOGUE AVE. FARMINGDALE, NY 11735. NASSAU COUNTY, FOR ON PREMISE CONSUMPTION. TOA GROUP LLC Notice of Qual. of ARTEMIS PARTNERS LLC, Authority filed with the SSNY on 02/13/2017. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in CT on 07/03/2008. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 347 W. 36th St., Ste 1601, NY, NY 10018. Principal Office Address of LLC: 347 W. 36th St., Ste 1601 NY NY 10018. Cert of Formation filed with CT Sec. of State, 30 Trinity St., Hartford, CT 06106. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Notice of Formation of Nonsuch, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed w/ Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/21/17. Office in NY County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Daniel Barbera, 32 E. 57th St., 16th Fl., NY, NY 10022, registered agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: Any lawful act/activity. Notice of Formation of PAPARONE LAW PLLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 2/21/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 22 Independence Way, Jersey City, NJ 07305. Purpose: any lawful activity.


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March 6, 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. CERYNEIAN MGT, LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 01/27/17. 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, 529 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10017. 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.

March 6, 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.

Notice of Qualification of BioInnovation Management LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 2/2/17. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139. LLC formed in DE on 8/11/16. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE addr. of LLC: c/o The Corporation Trust Co., 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Notice of 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. Notice of Formation of EURNITED ARTS LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 10/11/2016. Office loc: NY County. SSNY designated agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process against LLC to: 120E 34th St., Ste. 15L, NY, NY 10016. Purpose: any lawful activity.


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March 6, 2017 Notice of Qualification of SpringHealth Behavioral Health and Integrated Care New York, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 2/22/17. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 9901 Linn Station Rd., Louisville, KY 40223. LLC formed in DE on 2/15/17. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011. DE addr. of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A LICENSE, SERIAL # 1300569, FOR WINE & BEER HAS BEEN APPLIED FOR BY THE UNDERSIGNED TO SELL WINE & BEER AT RETAIL UNDER THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LAW AT 176 LUDLOW ST NEW YORK, NY 10002. NEW YORK COUNTY, FOR ONPREMISE CONSUMPTION. LUDLOW COFFEE SUPPLY LLC. Notice of Formation of Down The Block LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 2/21/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 151 W 17th St, PHE, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity.

Notice of Qualification of Standish Mellon Asset Management Company LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 2/21/17. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: One Boston Place, Boston, MA 02108. LLC formed in DE on 4/24/01. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: Attn: BNY Mellon Legal Dept., 225 Liberty St., NY, NY 10286. DE addr. of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Notice of Formation of WESTMINSTER MAD ASSOCIATES, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 2/21/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is National Registered Agents, Inc., 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of Foot Fete, LLC filed with SSNY on 05/12/2016. Office loc: NY Co. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: US Corp Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave, Ste. 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: Any lawful act.

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New York City Dept. of Consumer Affairs

New York City Dept. of Consumer Affairs

Notice of Public Hearing

Notice of Public Hearing

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to law, that the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs will hold a public hearing on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22ND 2017 at 2:00 P.M., at 42 Broadway, 5th floor, on a petition for DESSERT PALACE BOSE INC to ESTABLISH, MAINTAIN, AND OPERATE an unenclosed sidewalk cafe at 2267 EMMONS AVE in the Borough of Brooklyn for a term of two years.

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to law, that the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs will hold a public hearing on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22ND 2017 at 2:00 P.M., at 42 Broadway, 5th floor, on a petition for LE BABA COOL INC to ESTABLISH, MAINTAIN, AND OPERATE an enclosed sidewalk cafe at 64 LAFAYETTE AVE in the Borough of Brooklyn for a term of two years.

REQUEST FOR A COPY OF REVOCABLE CONSENT MAY BE ADDRESSED TO: DEPT. OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS, 42 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NY 10004 ATTN: FOIL OFFICER PUBLIC NOTICE AT&T proposes to modify an existing facility (new tip heights 415’ & 427’) on the building at 80 Broad St, New York, NY (20170087). Interested parties may contact Scott Horn (856809-1202) (1012 Industrial Dr., West Berlin, NJ 08091) with comments regarding potential effects on historic properties.

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REQUEST FOR A COPY OF REVOCABLE CONSENT MAY BE ADDRESSED TO: DEPT. OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS, 42 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NY 10004 ATTN: FOIL OFFICER Notice of Formation of RIVERWARREN22E LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 1/9/17. 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: 212 Warren St, Apt 22E, NY, NY 10282. Purpose: any lawful activity.

Notice of Formation of NYC Remote Hands, LLC filed with SSNY 9/16/2016. Office: NY County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to LLC: 29-10 Berkshire Rd Fair Lawn NJ 07410. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. PUBLIC NOTICE New York City Dept. of Consumer Affairs Notice of Public Hearing Notice is hereby given, pursuant to law, that the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs will hold a public hearing on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22ND 2017 at 2:00 P.M., at 42 Broadway, 5th floor, on a petition for DAR 168 INC. to ESTABLISH, MAINTAIN, AND OPERATE an unenclosed sidewalk cafe at 168 DRIGGS AVE in the Borough of Brooklyn for a term of two years. REQUEST FOR A COPY OF REVOCABLE CONSENT MAY BE ADDRESSED TO: DEPT. OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS, 42 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NY 10004 ATTN: FOIL OFFICER

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PUBLIC NOTICE New York City Dept. of Consumer Affairs Notice of Public Hearing Notice is hereby given, pursuant to law, that the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs will hold a public hearing on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22ND 2017 at 2:00 P.M., at 42 Broadway, 5th floor, on a petition for 305 BLEECKER FOOD MARKET LLC to ESTABLISH, MAINTAIN, AND OPERATE an enclosed sidewalk cafe at 305 BLEECKER STREET in the Borough of Manhattan for a term of two years. REQUEST FOR A COPY OF REVOCABLE CONSENT MAY BE ADDRESSED TO: DEPT. OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS, 42 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NY 10004 ATTN: FOIL OFFICER Notice of Formation of Flavio Wines LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 2/8/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 325 Broadway, Ste 501, NY, NY 10007. Purpose: any lawful activity.


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CITY & STATE NEW YORK MANAGEMENT & PUBLISHING CEO Steve Farbman, President & Publisher Tom Allon tallon@cityandstateny.com, Vice President of Strategy Jasmin Freeman, Comptroller David Pirozzi dpirozzi@cityandstateny.com, Business & Sales Coordinator Patrea Patterson, Junior Sales Associate Cydney McQuillan-Grace cydney@cityandstateny.com

Who was up and who was down last week

LOSERS TOM PEREZ The Buffalo native beat out his opponent for the Democratic National Committee chairmanship, and even managed to make himself look magnanimous after a hard-fought campaign. Perez was initially a single vote short of winning, and secured his win by a larger margin in a second voting round. He then elevated his competitor, U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, to deputy chairman.

OUR PICK

OUR PICK

WINNERS

We may one day look back on last month’s meeting between New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and federal prosecutors as the beginning of the end for an indicted, one-term mayor. Or, we could look back on it as the day he cleared his name en route to a resounding re-election victory, predicted by the two positive polls that came out days later. Only time will tell which side he’ll end up on – but we’re much more confident about the rest of last week’s Winners & Losers.

PRODUCTION creativedepartment@cityandstateny.com Creative Director Guillaume Federighi, Senior Graphic Designer Alex Law, Graphic Designer Kewen Chen, Junior Graphic Designer Aaron Aniton, Digital Content Coordinator Michael Filippi, Multimedia Director Bryan Terry

RICARDO MORALES We’re supposed to believe that firing the man who lifted the Rivington House deed restriction the same day that de Blasio met with federal prosecutors was a coincidence? Former DCAS deputy commish Morales claims he was being scapegoated. The mayor’s spokesman suggested the DCAS bosses didn’t know that de Blasio was being questioned the same day … as if you could miss the GRILLIN’ BILL cover on the subway.

THE BEST OF THE REST

THE REST OF THE WORST

MICHAEL BLAKE & GRACE MENG

FRED DIXON

elected as DNC vice chairs

NYC & Company fears tourism drop due to Trump

TODD KAMINSKY

PATRICK FOYE

WILBUR ROSS

GREGORY MEEKS

state senator gets $130 million for Nassau Expressway confirmed as U.S. commerce secretary

KEITH WRIGHT

special election means picking replacement for Bill Perkins

EDITORIAL editor@cityandstateny.com Editor-in-Chief Jon Lentz jlentz@cityandstateny.com, Features and Opinions Editor Nick Powell npowell@ cityandstateny.com, New York Nonprofit Editor Aimée Simpierre asimpierre@nynmedia.com, Managing Editor Ryan Somers, Albany Reporter Ashley Hupfl ahupfl@ cityandstateny.com, City Hall Reporter Sarina Trangle strangle@cityandstateny.com, Staff Reporter Dan Rosenblum drosenblum@nynmedia.com, Editor-at-Large Gerson Borrero gborrero@cityandstateny.com, Editorial Assistant Jeff Coltin, Copy Editor Eric Holmberg

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Vol. 6 Issue 9 March 6, 2017

LaGuardia Airport still plagued with the most flight delays finally fires staffer investigated for equipment and data theft

KURT THOMPSON

Oxford Health fined $1 million for insurance law violations

CORRECTION: In last week’s New York City Power 100 list, we wrote that James Capalino had helped secure the controversial lifting of a deed restriction at Rivington House. In fact, the owner was no longer a client of Capalino’s when the deed change went through. Additionally, we wrote that Capalino had lost few clients despite probes into his dealings. In fact, there’s no evidence he has lost business. WINNERS & LOSERS is published every Friday morning in City & State’s First Read email. Sign up for the email, cast your vote and see who won at cityandstateny.com.

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