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EDITOR’S NOTE

JON LENTZ Editor-in-chief

The new president was struggling to round up votes to pass sweeping health care legislation. Its fate in doubt, deals were being cut right and left to get lawmakers on board. One last-minute measure, affecting a single state, was skewered by opposing politicians. This time, it’s the Empire State Kickback. In late 2009, it was the Cornhusker Kickback. Back then, U.S. Sen. Ben Nelson, a Democratic holdout on the Affordable Care Act, cut a deal requiring the federal government to fully fund a Medicaid expansion in his home state of Nebraska – but not in any other state. Last week, U.S. Reps. Chris Collins and John Faso added an amendment to the GOP replacement bill to shift $2.3 billion in county Medicaid costs to the state – but only for upstate counties in their home state of New York. The Cornhusker Kickback proved so divisive that it was dropped, and Nelson was so damaged politically that he never ran for office again. When Collins and Faso are up for re-election in 2018, will their Buffalo Buyout buy them support – or cost them votes?

CONTENTS BOCHINCHE & BUZZ ... 6

Gossip on Bill de Blasio, Dan Garodnick, Michael Blake and more

SLANT ... 44

Fordham’s Christina Greer gets behind the Fair Fares campaign

TOP LOBBYISTS ... 36

2016’s top 10 New York City lobbyists reveal their secrets to success

WINNERS & LOSERS ... 50 Who was up and who was down last week

STATE BUDGET COUNTDOWN

MELISSA MARK-VIVERITO

10 things to watch for as the deadline approaches ... 9

In a Q&A, the City Council speaker talks about what she wants to do next ... 12

Celebrating 25 of New York’s most remarkable women ... 17


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LAST WEEK’S HEADLINES

BACK&FORTH A Q&A with author and scholar

SEYMOUR LACHMAN C&S: You’re the author of a new book, “Failed State: Dysfunction and Corruption in an American Statehouse,” a follow-up to “Three Men in a Room,” your 2006 account of your time as a state lawmaker in Albany. Why did you write this new book? SL: You take a period from 1980 to 1995, before I entered the state Senate in 1996, you had convictions of four members of the state Senate and the state Assembly. Ten years later, when I served in the state Senate, that decade, there were two convictions of state legislators – and that’s not misdemeanors, that’s felonies. But when you view the last 10 years, from 2005-06 to 2015-16, you see 16 convictions of felony crimes committed by members of the state Legislature. For the first time in New York state history, you had a Senate majority leader convicted two weeks after an Assembly speaker. That has never happened before, and I’m trying to find out if any other state has that. C&S: In your book, you write that one of the best ways to clean up Albany would be to hold a constitutional convention. SL: No substantive changes will take place in the current process that exists, and the current control by two of the three men in the room, unless change is brought about by an outside group. Every 20 years there can be a vote on changes through a constitutional convention. Things are getting worse in the democratic process, in the malfunction and dysfunction of the two bicameral legislative houses, and the only way this can be eliminated is through a state constitutional convention. Listen, subscribe and review this week’s podcast by searching for “New York Slant” on iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud or your favorite podcast app.

NEW YORK REPUBLICANS SPLIT ON HEALTH CARE The Buffalo Bribe? The Empire State Kickback? Whatever you call it, Western New York Rep. Chris Collins and Hudson Valley Rep. John Faso negotiated an amendment to the American Health Care Act aimed at winning crucial Republican votes in New York. The law would shift the much-maligned Medicaid bill paid for by counties outside of New York City to the state – a $2.3 billion cost that Gov. Andrew Cuomo said simply could not be covered. New York’s Democratic congressional delegation united against the act, and even Republican Reps. John Katko and Dan Donovan said they would vote against it. On Friday, House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the bill to replace the Affordable Care Act.

NIAGARA FAILS Corruption charges are marring the state Capitol once again. State Sen. Robert Ortt pleaded not guilty to felony charges Thursday after state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office accused him of setting up a no-show job for his wife as a way to funnel payments from the Niagara County Republican Committee. Ortt, a Western New York Republican, says he won’t resign and will fight the “ridiculous” charges from the “political opportunist” Schneiderman. But the charges can only hurt the Senate Republican majority’s already thin grip on power. Former state Sen. George Maziarz was also arraigned Thursday in the wide-ranging probe, accused of funneling payments to a former staffer who left government after being accused of sexual harassment.

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“THE BEST NEWS IS THAT HE’S NOT GOING TO GET RE-ELECTED NEXT YEAR. I’M SURE A NEW GOVERNOR IS GOING TO HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH THIS.” — U.S. Rep. Chris Collins on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s complaints about the federal proposal that would shift New York counties’ Medicaid costs to the state, via The New York Times Get the kicker every morning in CITY & STATE’S FIRST READ email. Sign up at cityandstateny.com.


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DID YOU MISS IT? TAKING NO BULL Since its installation opposite the iconic “Charging Bull” in lower Manhattan for this month’s International Women’s Day, the “Fearless Girl” statue has become a sensation. Some have hailed the statue as a symbol of female empowerment, while others have denounced it as a corporate stunt. Either way, elected officials and others are pushing to keep it in place beyond April 2, when its permit expires.

OFFICES OF ASSEMBLYWOMAN YUH-LINE NIOU AND REP. CAROLYN MALONEY; SHUTTERSTOCK

Maloney and the “Fearless Girl”

Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and New York City Councilwoman Margaret Chin join others at a press conference calling for keeping the statue in place.

Niou joins Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon, state Sen. Daniel Squadron and others at the “Fearless Girl” statue. 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.

THURSDAY, MARCH 30 8 a.m. – The City & State CSR Diversity Awards feature a keynote by Rev. Al Sharpton and a panel with NYC School Construction Authority President Lorraine Grillo and Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce President Andrew Hoan, 3 West Club, 3 W. 51st St., Manhattan.

THURSDAY, MARCH 30 6:30 p.m. – Rep. John Katko holds a public forum on heroin and synthetic drug abuse. The Republican congressman has been reluctant to hold town halls over fears they would be disrupted, Oswego City Hall’s Common Council Chambers, 13 W. Oneida St., Oswego.

SATURDAY, APRIL 1 12 a.m. – The final state budget is due. Gov. Andrew Cuomo takes pride in ontime budgets as a sign of government competence and has made the deadline or kept it close every year – even if it meant Assembly sessions being adjourned at 5 a.m., state Capitol, Albany.


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Exclusive scoops and insider gossip from

GERSON BORRERO

ALBANESE COMPLAINING TO STRINGER ABOUT BDB Bill de Blasio and his associates have dodged the prosecutorial bullet, but Sal Albanese is on to the mayor. We hear that the former city councilman and declared Democratic primary challenger to de Blasio wants to know why neoyorquinos have to pick up the legal tab for these investigated “public servants.” As B&B went to press, a bochinchero informed us of a missive that has been sent or will be going out soon to Scott Stringer. Albanese, an attorney, is requesting that the comptroller “release all relevant information regarding the total sums paid or to be paid to said outside counsel, including but not limited to copies of all law firm legal invoices for work performed to date in conjunction with the representation of Emma Wolfe, Ross Offinger, Josh Gold and others.” What will Scotty do?

SAL ALBANESE

NO ALCALDE FOR GARODNICK

BILL DE BLASIO

He's not running. Not that they were biting their nails at City Hall waiting to see if New York City Councilman Dan Garodnick would challenge Mayor Bill de Blasio or not. “He was playing off the buzz he was getting about running,” is what an East Side bochinchero told B&B recently. That may be true. Garodnick recently met with a close group of amigos whose opinions he values and the consensus is that he shouldn’t run the uphill battle against de Blasio. “He's not going away. He will seek another office,” said a loyal bochinchero. OK, if you say so.

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BLAKE EYEING SERRANO SEAT IN 2018? The buzz is that Assemblyman Michael Blake's next political goal is to challenge U.S. Rep. José E. Serrano. Sin lugar a duda, this would be an interesting race since Blake, 35, is super ambitious and wouldn't give a hoot about Serrano's seniority. The 73-year-old Serrano has been an elected official for the past 42 años, from serving in the state Assembly starting in 1975, and the U.S. House of Representatives since 1990. There's been bochinche for years about the timing of Serrano's retirement – most recently as it pertains to his health. On Dec. 5, we wrote about the possibility of New York City Councilman Ritchie Torres running. “Serrano called the kid and scared the crap out of him,” said one bochinchero, who's not a fan of Serrano and was encouraging the up-and-coming Torres. Blake, who was recently elected as a vice chairman of the Democratic National Committee, would be respectful of Serrano, but wouldn't shake in his boots. This would put the Bronx Democratic Party in the unenviable position of having to decide between two not-so-popular hombres in their ranks. Hey Michael, get ready for that call from Joe.

MICHAEL BLAKE

JOSÉ E. SERRANO

NO PUBLIC DEBATES … At least two of the wannabes who've already declared they're running to be the next speaker of the New York City Council don't want to have public debates for the position. “It's an internal election and we saw the circus it turned into in 2013,” opined a perceived “leading” bochinchero candidate. That sentiment was shared by the other bochinchero. Neither one will go on the record, but both are hoping that the other candidates agree.

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


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STATE BUDGET COUNTDOWN

10 THINGS TO WATCH

There’s less than a week left until the state budget is due, and Albany is abuzz with activity as all the key parties try to secure the best possible deal. Here are 10 things to watch as the April 1 deadline approaches.

Medicaid

The biggest potential cut in the state budget will be decided miles away in Washington, D.C. Amid sharp debate over Republican legislation to replace Obamacare, Reps. Chris Collins and John Faso added a controversial amendment that would shift Medicaid costs from counties to the state – and only in New York state. The proposal has garnered support among local officials, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo and some state lawmakers are strenuously opposing the measure. It’s no surprise that the national health care reform debate has shifted to New York: About a third of state residents are covered by Medicaid and the program regularly costs more than $50 billion a year, according to the Empire Center for Public Policy. If Republicans move forward, the state estimates it would be on the hook for an additional $2.3 billion to continue to fund the program, which would seriously disrupt the state’s budget – if not this year, then in coming years. And that’s not even including the $4.5 billion the state could already lose with the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

Will it pass? MAYBE

Ridehailing

Ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft have tried and failed to push for a change in the state’s insurance laws to allow ride-hailing services outside of New York City. While there are bills in both the Assembly and state Senate to do this, legislative leaders have been unable to come to an agreement on the level of insurance to be required for drivers and companies. This year, the proposal has a higher chance of passage now that Gov. Andrew Cuomo has fully thrown his support behind the measure and included it in his executive budget proposal.

Will it be in the budget? LIKELY

Free tuition

Cuomo stood alongside liberal icon U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders in January to announce a plan to provide free tuition at SUNY and CUNY institutions for families making up to $125,000. Many legislators in both parties have expressed concern about how the state will pay for the program, estimated to cost $163 million a year once fully phased in. Given the financial implications, the measure will have to be taken up during the budget process and not pushed off until June. While it is a lofty goal, Cuomo has managed to pull off similar big-ticket issues, such as paid family leave and raising the minimum wage.

In the budget? HIGHLY LIKELY

Ethics reform

After the convictions of two disgraced legislative leaders and the indictment of Cuomo’s own former associate, Joe Percoco, on bribery allegations, the governor once again proposed several ethics reforms this year. Cuomo is pushing to close the so-called “LLC loophole,” which allows limited liability corporations to avoid contribution limits, and to limit legislators’ outside income, among other proposals. But like previous years, proposed reforms often fail to be included in the final agreement. Little has been said about ethics reforms since Cuomo’s State of the State speeches, but the recent indictment of state Sen. Robert Ortt may change that.

In the budget? UNLIKELY


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With New York facing potentially severe cuts in federal funding, the debate over an expiring 8.82 percent tax on household incomes above $2.1 million (and individual filers’ income above $1.1 million) has become a sticking point in budget discussions. The tax has support among Assembly Democrats and Cuomo supports the measure, but he opposes the Assembly’s effort to raise the tax. State Senate Republicans are the main opposition to the proposal. Cuomo has said much of his 2017 agenda hinges on the revenue from the tax and losing it would create a $4 billion gap in the budget.

In the budget? HIGHLY LIKELY

Mansion tax

One of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s top priorities this year is a 2.5 percent tax on homes sold for more than $2 million. As is the case with many funding issues in the city, he must win support from Albany – and it doesn’t look like he will, with the governor focusing on the millionaires tax and state Senate Republicans dismissive of de Blasio’s proposal, which would raise an estimated $336 million. Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Independent Democratic Conference state Sen. Diane Savino are on board, but even some Democrats are questioning the mayor’s push.

In the budget? HIGHLY UNLIKELY

Property taxes

Cuomo has taken steps to hold the line on property taxes, first with a tax cap and then with a tax freeze. This year, he is once again targeting property taxes by allowing voters to approve plans that eliminate duplicative services with the goal of lowering local government costs. The proposal has received much criticism from local government officials, even though high property taxes are a perennial complaint. Cuomo’s proposal could pass, since opposition is not very fierce in the state Senate and Assembly Democrats could horse trade for an issue they care about more.

In the budget? MAYBE

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In August, the state Public Service Commission approved Cuomo’s $7.6 billion subsidy to help keep upstate nuclear power plants open, which he says is needed to meet the state’s clean energy goals. The move – which would be paid for by higher utility rates – comes around the same time as an agreement to close the Indian Point nuclear power plant. The Assembly’s one-house budget plan proposed halting the subsidy, which goes into effect April 1, until more research can be done on the subsidy’s impact on ratepayers. Given the governor’s powers in the budget process, the subsidy is likely to move forward.

In the budget? UNLIKELY The proposal to raise the age of criminal responsibility to 18 has failed in recent years. Currently, 16- and 17-year-olds can be tried as adults. New York and North Carolina are the last states that do this. As Cuomo tries to build up his progressive credentials on the national stage, he has thrown his support behind the proposal along with Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, but state Senate Republicans have funding and safety concerns. However, the powerful state Senate Independent Democratic Conference Leader Jeff Klein said he would not support any agreement that does not include Raise the Age.

In the budget? MAYBE

Voting reforms

In his proposed budget, Cuomo included voting reforms to combat New York’s low voter turnout. A recent report found New York ranked 41st in voter turnout in the 2016 general election. Some of the reforms Cuomo has proposed include allowing early voting before Election Day, allowing people to register to vote the day of an election and a proposal to create a process to automatically register people to vote. However, Cuomo recently told reporters that the voting reforms were not likely to make it into a budget agreement and would continue to be discussed before the end of session.

In the budget? MAYBE

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New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito sets her sights on closing Rikers, protecting immigrants and resisting Donald Trump

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EFORE ADDRESSING THE hundreds gathered inside the Kings Theatre in Flatbush for her final State of the City speech last month, New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito playfully trolled attendees who had surely wasted a few breaths on one of the biggest questions in city politics: What will she do when term limits force her to leave the City Council at the end of 2017? In a celebrity-laden prerecorded video, MarkViverito clumsily tried out potential new careers in acting, comedy and basketball. But once on the stage, Mark-Viverito remained closemouthed about any future plans. In an interview with Nick Powell and Gerson Borrero on the New York Slant podcast, Mark-Viverito said she is focused on her key goals before her tenure ends in December. Here’s a look at how she described her plans for the next nine months – and beyond. The interview has been edited for brevity and clarity.

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C&S: It seems like you’re not set on what you want to do in the future. MMV: When I really reflect on it, I’m like, wow, what an incredible privilege, personally, to be able to serve and give myself to this city in this way. I want to continue to serve, and I want to continue to be influential. There’s a lot of projects that will not be completed when I leave office that I want to see fulfilled. Closing Rikers is critical. So I want to play a role in continuing to make sure that those things that I leave in place get done and fulfilled. But also I feel a real sense of urgency around the federal climate. With (President Donald) Trump being in the White House, I want to play some sort of a role in the work that needs to get done to push back. That has to crystallize a little more for me, but that is where some of my energy seems to be.

court, you have an outstanding warrant. That means the next time you get stopped for any sort of infraction, you’re picked up and you have to go be processed and your fingerprints have to be processed. We negotiated with four out of the five DAs, so that any warrants that are 10 years or older, that we would clear them.

do you hope to accomplish on this front before you leave office? MMV: The end goal here is about creating a plan of action to get us to the point where we can close Rikers down. That’s not going to happen overnight. So I’m going to continue to be monitoring and playing a role. I’m not going away.

C&S: Is this in effect now or is there a process it needs to go through? MMV: We have the agreement in place. We’re in the process of making sure it gets implemented.

C&S: Have you spoken to City Council members who are running for your position to get an idea of whether they will continue to push your agenda, particularly the goal of closing Rikers, if they become speaker? Will you endorse someone based on this? MMV: The body is still warm, OK, I’m here. So I’ve got work to do, and an agenda to fulfill. At some point, I’m going to weigh in. I’m sure I probably will.

C&S: When you appear before the state Legislature, is this one of the topics you will discuss? MMV: When it comes to, particularly, this concept of sanctuary cities, Califor-

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C&S: One of the pillars of your State of the City speech was that you were working with four of the five district attorneys to do away with outstanding warrants for low-level summonses. What’s the next step? MMV: We’ve been saying very publicly, the mayor, myself, our police commissioner, that we’re not going to utilize city resources to enforce federal immigration law. So what we’ve also looked at is what are the things that we can do to try to limit people’s interaction with the criminal justice system as a way of not triggering the opportunity or opening up an opportunity for federal (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) to come in and request information on people. So if you’re issued a summons for (littering or urinating in public), and you do not show up to

nia has been doing some really exemplary work at a state level. I had sent a letter to the state leaders asking New York state to consider doing the same thing that California did. The reality is, we have a state Senate that’s controlled by the Republicans, who will not move forward with this concept. But there are things on the executive level that the governor probably could consider. We definitely would like him to lay out a more comprehensive agenda on ways that we can continue to support our immigrant communities. C&S: You’ve convened a commission to examine closing the jail facilities on Rikers Island, which is slated to put out a report on its research. What

But I really haven’t focused on it. I’m not interested in having our institution go back. So obviously, yeah, that’s a factor for me, in terms of, I want to see that work continue. And I would love to see all of the speaker candidates embrace that. C&S: Can we assume that you’ll be campaigning for Mayor Bill de Blasio as he seeks re-election? MMV: Yes, I strongly support Mayor de Blasio. I’ve said that. We have been at odds on approaches to certain things, and some of our priorities may not necessarily align. But I believe in what he’s trying to accomplish. And I believe he’s trying to bring voices to the table that have been historically disenfranchised and create more equality.



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HONORING 25 OF NEW YORK’S MOST REMARKABLE WOMEN THE DAY AFTER Donald Trump was sworn in as president, millions of women marched in Washington, D.C., New York City and other cities across the country and around the globe. Provoked by Trump’s controversial rhetoric on the campaign trail, they came out in record numbers to rally for the rights of women and others who felt threatened by the new administration. Of course, women are not a monolithic voting bloc, and many are staunch supporters of the president. But the massive crowds displayed the influence that women can wield, at least when political winds bring so many women together. Unchastened, Trump went on to fill his cabinet largely with white men, appointing just four women and relegating them to less consequential posts. But, to be fair, there’s also plenty of room for improvement in New York, where politicians pride themselves on their efforts to promote gender equality. No woman has ever been elected governor of the state or mayor of New York City. In Albany, it’s still three (or four) men in a room. In the state Legislature, only about one in four lawmakers are women. Still, women in New York have been making notable gains in both the private sector and in the public sphere, rising to the top ranks – even in traditionally male-dominated fields like law and technology. In our latest Above & Beyond list, we put the spotlight on some of these remarkable women. This year, we’re featuring honorees in five sectors: business, health care, education, advocacy and government. Among the honorees are one of the state’s top political strategists, a former head of the American Civil Liberties Union, a pair of elected officials who have reached positions of leadership – and many more.


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JENNIFER CUNNINGHAM MANAGING DIRECTOR, SKDKNICKERBOCKER

ALI DAVIS CHIEF OF STAFF, THE REAL ESTATE BOARD OF NEW YORK

Long before she became a top New York communication and political strategist, Jennifer Cunningham was a college graduate whose interest in social justice and labor issues spurred her to try to get a job at a union. Her first gig was with District Council 37 in New York City during a difficult time when the city needed a bailout. “The president (of the union) at that point was one of the people who got together and bailed out the city, so I knew of him and that was the place I wanted to work the most and it just worked out that I heard about a position there and applied and got the job,” Cunningham says. She went on to lead the campaign for same-sex marriage in New York, working closely with the governor and LGBTQ advocates. She also worked on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour. Before that, she managed Eric Schneiderman’s successful campaign for state attorney general. “I am still motivated by an attempt to have some social and economic justice in the world, especially now more than ever,” she says. “I feel like we are fighting tooth and nail to preserve the gains we’ve made.”

For some people, studying up on the finer points of land use rules and zoning codes sounds like the perfect start to a nap – but Ali Davis finds it invigorating. “Real estate is probably where some of the most interesting stuff is happening in New York,” she says. “Everybody thinks that New York City is a finance town, but I think the people that live and work here know that it’s a real estate town.” As chief of staff to the Real Estate Board of New York, Davis has been spearheading the association’s efforts to pass legislation in response to the challenges presented by Airbnb’s presence in the city. One recent achievement: a law signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo that would fine residents for illegal short-term rentals. The complexity of the public policy ecosystem is exactly what attracts Davis to the job. “I like the puzzle of it,” she says. “One of the things I like doing most is seeing how different things connect and fit together, and working in government and policy, every single thing you learn is another piece of how the city works or how the state works.”


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ANN KAYMAN FOUNDER AND CEO, NEW YORK GRANT COMPANY

SAFEENA LEILA MECKLAI ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT, CAPALINO+COMPANY

CRISTYNE L. NICHOLAS CEO, NICHOLAS & LENCE COMMUNICATIONS

For her whole life, Ann Kayman has been an advocate. Growing up in Alexandria, Virginia, she was surrounded by adults who worked in Washington, D.C., and she frequently found herself debating the death penalty and other public policy issues at the dinner table. When she began working as a corporate litigator, the job gave her experience advocating for clients effectively and with passion. It was a natural transition into a role with the New York City Economic Development Corp., where she advocated for the city itself – working to draw businesses back to the city during the economic resurgence of the late 1990s. Then, after 9/11, she switched focus to direct the city’s efforts to help the businesses of lower Manhattan. When her time in government came to a close, she wondered, why couldn’t she continue the work of economic development as a private consultant? She launched the New York Grant Company, where she and a team now advocate on behalf of clients seeking government incentives. “I saw, inside government, how confusing it was for the average person, for the average business,” she says. “I thought of this notion of being a connector, or Sherpa guide, so that the business community could better find the goodies.”

Growing up as the child of immigrant smallbusiness owners, Safeena Mecklai saw firsthand how much one family’s success can spark success for other members of a struggling community. “When they do well, you tend to do well,” she says. “You have a mentality to bring people around you with you.” So it’s clear to Mecklai just how much could be accomplished by bringing more city contracts into the hands of minorityand women-owned businesses, or MWBEs. By one count, only about 5 percent of the city’s contracts currently go to those communities. In her role as associate vice president at Capalino+Company, Mecklai spearheaded the creation of MWBE Connect NY, an app to make the city’s procurement process more accessible to MWBEs. Between her professional background in political organizing and her family history, the project was a perfect fit. She also designs and implements corporate social responsibility initiatives for a number of the firm’s clients and for the firm itself. “Equity … is not just about social services. It’s not just about programs,” she says. It “means making sure that the communities that are served by the city are also the communities that the city is buying from.”

Cristyne Nicholas has been working to promote New York City and its institutions for almost a quarter century. But that doesn’t mean the work has gotten old hat. “Every time we have a new client, to me it’s thrilling, because we’re learning a new sector of business,” says Nicholas, CEO of public relations firm Nicholas & Lence Communications. Nicholas has had occasion to explore almost every corner of the city’s public and economic life – both inside and outside government. She served as communications director for Mayor Rudy Giuliani before taking the helm of NYC & Company, which she led through the economic disruption that followed 9/11. A decade ago, she joined with partner George Lence to form their eponymous firm, which serves a variety of New York City sectors. For Nicholas, one of the great advantages to her work is that she can be a generalist, always expanding her expertise and always helping clients make new connections, she says. “What I like the most is the diversity of our clients. We can go from not-forprofits to cultural institutions, tourism attractions, to Fortune 100 companies,” she says. “It’s limitless.”


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CARESS KENNEDY PRESIDENT, NORTHEAST

Many kids dream of being a princess or a superhero or simply someone famous. Mylan Denerstein had something else in mind. “I think I viewed law growing up, even as a kid, as a way to make change and help people,” she says. Denerstein did become a minor celebrity in New York political circles, serving as counsel to Gov. Andrew Cuomo through most of his first term. Among her greatest accomplishments, she says, are helping the governor pass legislation legalizing samesex marriage in New York. Now a partner at the law firm Gibson Dunn, she specializes in white-collar litigation. From 1996 to 2003, she served as a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. She later served under Cuomo in the office of the state attorney general. Denerstein no longer has the visibility and influence she enjoyed as a member of Cuomo’s inner circle, but she appreciates the work she is now doing in the private sector. “One of the best things is helping your clients get a good result,” she says. “That can be really, really rewarding. It’s really to do the best work for your client and to try to achieve the best possible outcome.”

Caress Kennedy’s parents brought her up with a strong work ethic and a respect for profit. They also sent the clear message that she could – and should – help others. “My father used to tell me bedtime stories where I was the protagonist, and I was basically a superhero, and each night I would save some situation on my white horse,” she says. The love and respect she experienced at home translated into a strong sense of empowerment, Kennedy says. As one of the relatively few women of her generation climbing the ranks of the business world, she gained a reputation for being tough and hard-nosed, but she has also made it her business to help others, in ways both large and small. She serves on the city’s Workforce Development Board and works with the NYPD Explorers youth program. Years ago, Kennedy’s friends gave her the nickname “capitalist tool” because of her devotion to financial success. She still has a clear sense of mission, and she doesn’t hesitate to explain it. “The purpose is to make money and to make money so I can do good things for people,” she says. “Being able to help people is important.”

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KATHERINE A. LEMIRE PRESIDENT, LEMIRE LLC

NEKPEN OSUAN VICE PRESIDENT, MORGAN STANLEY

Katherine Lemire grew up in St. Louis, the daughter of an entrepreneur and small business owner. When he died at the age of 60, she put the small inheritance that she received aside until she could find a way to use it that would honor her father’s memory. A decade later, she did some calculations and realized the money would cover her first six months of operating expenses if she started her own small business. She took the leap, and launched Lemire LLC, offering compliance and risk consulting services to the public and private sectors. Three years in, she still hasn’t had to touch that seed money, and the business is taking in millions of dollars in yearly revenue. She believes Lemire LLC is the only woman-owned business in its niche. “Just from a business perspective, it’s a huge success,” she says. “My dad would be thrilled.” Lemire sees the work as a continuation of her career, including as a prosecutor in the Southern District of New York and in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and as a top adviser in the NYPD. “You can think of what I do now as a private sector prosecutor,” she says. “It’s multifaceted work. Every day is different.”

When Nekpen Osuan graduated from Columbia University with a master’s degree in economics and education policy, she had professional ambition but little of the network, tools or wherewithal that she knew would help her get ahead. Osuan’s parents emigrated from Nigeria when she was 3 years old and they found work as a nurse’s aide and retail sales executive. When it came time to build her career, she found she didn’t have easy access to the same resources as many of her classmates. Looking back, Osuan says she found her way by diving into building genuine and meaningful relationships. “Without relationships it’s hard to go far,” she says. “I figured out how to dig deeply into people and find out what they’re doing and how we can work together. ... People know that I’m genuine when I come to the table.” Osuan is now a vice president at Morgan Stanley. She serves on Manhattan Community Board 9 and was appointed to New York City’s Community Education Council 6. In 2013, she joined with her best friend to launch WomenWerk, a nonprofit that aims to help women teach other women the very tools that Osuan once felt she lacked.

JUDITH SPITZ EXECUTIVE IN RESIDENCE, WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP, CORNELL TECH

Judith Spitz followed an unusual career path. She got her start as a speech and hearing scientist working in research and development, then moved into the tech world and eventually rose to become chief information officer at Verizon Communications. When she started to look around the company in search of talented people she could cultivate as future leaders, she realized the landscape was overwhelmingly male. “It was a scary view into the pipeline,” she says. “We had a serious gap in our ability to increase that pipeline.” Aside from the issues of equity and opportunity, there was also a pressing pragmatic concern: “We’re graduating about 50 percent of the needed workforce in tech,” she says. “”If you’re just worried about filling the jobs, you can’t do it if you leave half the population and 60 percent of the undergraduate population on the sidelines.” She hatched a plan to attract more women to computer science at the undergraduate level and worked to build an unusual partnership between Verizon, other corporations, Cornell Tech and CUNY. Now she heads the effort to attract women from diverse backgrounds to the field. If it works, it will benefit the entire industry, she says: “Diversity produces better outcomes.”


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”I send my best wishes and congratulations to Dr. Gail Mellow, a friend, champion and leader for our city’s students. As President of LaGuardia Community College, Dr. Mellow has led the Harvard of community colleges to become a nationally recognized leader in education, and she is a shining example of what’s possible with innovative approaches and smart leadership.” — Jimmy Van Bramer, New York City Council Majority Leader

”Warmest congratulations to Gail Mellow on this well-deserved honor! In addition to making sure that LaGuardia Community College is a welcoming and inclusive school, where people of any background can receive a high-quality education, she’s become a national voice on the role of community colleges in higher education. She’s always been an exceptional leader in my book and I am so proud to know her as a friend.”

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ESTER FUCHS

SHERRY GLIED

When Ester Fuchs was asked to teach a class called Contemporary Urban Problems, she renamed it to Contemporary Urban Problems and Solutions. It’s been a recurrent theme for Fuchs, who says she has focused her career on common-sense, data-driven policy solutions in the public interest. “I’m a pragmatic utopian,” she says. “I re-engineer systems, but I’m basically a problem-solver.” When approaching urban challenges, it’s essential to “look for the opportunities, not just the deficits,” she says. “When some people teach problem-solving it’s all about why you can’t do anything to fix the problem.” Fuchs worked with the Bloomberg administration to restructure after-school programs, streamline applications for aid and align workforce development programs with employers’ needs. She speaks passionately about helping students to become active participants in government and impressing upon them the importance of applying classroom learning to real-world challenges. With the public’s opinion of politics reaching new lows, she says, it’s more important than ever to inspire students to help create policies in the public interest. “I’ve always understood the institutions of democracy as depending upon the engagement of the public. Democratic institutions are not legitimate unless the public has some role,” she says.

You can’t be the dean at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service without influencing the life of New York City, and Sherry Glied hopes she’s done just that. “Somebody once said you can’t run New York City government without the Wagner school, and I think it’s true,” Glied says. “Our alumni are all over the city government, city nonprofits; they really play an important role.” While at the helm of the New York University school, Glied has worked to bring the expertise and research of the school’s faculty to the attention of the city’s policymakers. Before taking on the role, the health care economist spent two years in Washington, D.C., working on the Affordable Care Act as an assistant secretary in former President Barack Obama’s administration. While working on massive pieces of legislation, it’s easy to get caught up in the big picture, but Glied says the experience helped her see how big of an impact even tiny changes can have. For Wagner’s graduates, that means that even in their first jobs they can make a real difference, she says. “I think that’s really empowering,” she says. “You can make a difference even in a really big bureaucracy, if you do your job really well.”

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Gail Mellow earned her own associate degree at Jamestown Community College. As she built her career as an educator and administrator, she returned again and again to community college settings. “It’s exactly the population I want to serve,” says Mellow, who has been the president of LaGuardia Community College since 2000. “Community colleges both in the city and nationally are the backbone of workforce development policy and practice.” In her time at the helm of the Queens school, Mellow has seen vast changes – the shift into what she calls “the knowledge economy,” in which a degree is nearly a necessity for those seeking to build a middle-class life. “Education has really become a linchpin for how to advance the city economically and socially,” she says. She is proud that the school helps to boost high-performers’ access to a world beyond the city, with some earning full scholarships to schools such as Brown University and Smith College. “But I’m just as proud of the students that … are first-generation (collegegoers),” she says. “They come to LaGuardia and they become nurses, and police officers, and accountants, and small-business owners and really form the economic fabric of our communities.”

For nearly 30 years, Nadine Strossen has taught Introduction to Constitutional Law to every student earning a degree from New York Law School. In that time, she has helped to shape an entire generation of lawyers, a number of whom followed in her footsteps, becoming advocates for civil liberties and civil rights. “I try to always inspire them as well as inform them, to make them the most effective advocates, but also to make them impassioned about their capabilities and the law’s possibilities,” says Strossen, who is perhaps best known for her tenure, from 1991 to 2008, as the first female president of the American Civil Liberties Union. Remembering her time at the ACLU, Strossen says she is proudest of her efforts to fight against internet censorship. To this day, if there was a single issue she had to choose, it would be freedom of speech. Strossen is crushed that so many American students today seem more interested in quashing unpopular speech than they are in defending it. “That is a prerequisite for exercising all of our other rights,” she says. “Every other issue … from gun rights to gay rights, you can’t advocate for it unless you have freedom of speech.”

After graduating college with a music degree, Suzanne Wilson was offered the chance to build an education program for a Boston arts nonprofit. She saw firsthand what a difference it made when children were given access to music. Now, as executive director of Midori & Friends, she is again bringing music into the lives of children. The program, which sends professional musicians into public schools as teachers and performers, reaches some 16,000 students in more than 50 New York City public schools. “We’re not trying to create a virtuoso. This is truly about instilling core life values through music education,” she says. “(We’re) teaching students how to collaborate, and teaching students how to play together and how to actually respect their instrument and how to have the perseverance to practice.” Wilson says she’s proud the program maintains a laser focus on each individual child while still seeking to expand equal access to the arts on an institutional scale. And, she says, it incorporates masterful music. “We have this incredible roster of teaching artists,” she says. “They’re gigging on Broadway or at a jazz club at the end of the night … but during the day, they’re in the public schools and they’re the face of this organization.”

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CATHY CALHOUN

CHIEF OF STAFF, STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Cathy Calhoun had never been involved in politics before volunteering for Hillary Clinton’s first U.S. Senate campaign in 2000. But she caught the bug and stayed on to run Clinton’s Central New York regional office for eight years. She went on to work for several more major New York political figures, including at the state Democratic Committee for former Gov. David Paterson, for state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli as a deputy comptroller and, now, in the administration of Gov. Andrew Cuomo. She jumped at the chance to work at the state Department of Transportation. “Commissioner (Matthew) Driscoll came in and he was the former mayor of Syracuse, so we had a very good working relationship and I thought it was time not to be a jack-of-all-trades and I had a little bit of transportation experience under my belt,” Calhoun says. In her position, she is motivated to improve upstate infrastructure. “I think we need to do better because it’s hard,” she says. “Again, upstate is a very different mentality. The city of Albany wants to be bikeable and walkable, but ... in Colonie or Bethlehem … I would love to see downtown come back. I think that would help.”

JULISSA FERRERAS-COPELAND NEW YORK CITY COUNCILWOMAN

A high point in New York City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras-Copeland’s career was listening to the mayor give a speech full of words that would make many blush. “To have the mayor actually say pads and tampons at a press conference was like, ahh – it was amazing,” Ferreras-Copeland says, recalling Mayor Bill de Blasio’s announcement that the city was enacting legislation she championed that provides free feminine hygiene products in city schools, shelters and prisons. She has also pushed for broader access to affordable pads and tampons by advocating alongside state lawmakers, who recently removed the state’s sales tax on feminine hygiene products. “This has been incredibly rewarding for me,” Ferreras-Copeland says. On another front, she has made herself an example of gender equity. After being elected to her second term in 2013, FerrerasCopeland became the youngest lawmaker and first woman of color to lead the influential Finance Committee. She is now one of a few women who spearhead the City Council’s budget negotiations with the mayor. For those looking to follow her lead, Ferreras-Copeland suggests women stop holding themselves to the strictest standards. “Don’t be held back because you’re waiting to have everything that we possibly need to run for office,” she says.


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Jackie Mallon started her career in the private sector. Then, after what she jokingly refers to as a midlife crisis, she fell head over heels in love with the work of government. “I’ve met some of the most dedicated and smart and innovative people working here at the city,” she says. “You have to be a combination of willing to challenge the status quo and willing to push a rock uphill every day ... when you’re trying to do things here.” Before, Mallon had been engaged in the immediate goal of creating revenue. In government, she found, the challenges were longer-term and more complex – and ultimately more satisfying. She is proud of the work she has done improving workforce training and making it easier for longtime businesses to withstand the challenges of today’s New York City. Mallon is fond of saying she has a limited toolbox – making heavy use of two questions: “Why are we doing this?” and “What’s our objective?” “It’s a simple set of questions, but you’d be surprised at how often people in the environment are just doing what they do without stopping to contemplate are they really getting to the objective that they’re trying to achieve,” she says.

Catherine Nolan was exposed to civic life from a young age: Her parents were active in their church, her father was an engaged member of his union and she had a mentor in her local assemblywoman – a Republican named Rosemary Gunning. “She was one of only three women in the Legislature and she was really great,” Nolan says. “She went to our high school. She was really inspirational on how women can make a difference in politics and I got more involved in politics – as a Democrat.” When Nolan was first elected to the Assembly in 1984, only slightly more than one in 10 members of the state Legislature were women. Women now make up about a quarter of the Legislature, about the national average. As an assemblywoman, Nolan cites her work in education and paid family leave as some of her greatest accomplishments. “One reason I stepped up to take the Education Committee is that I think every issue is a woman’s issue,” she says. “I feel like we’ve been able to achieve some really great things, like paid family leave, which I introduced for almost 12 years (until it was) adopted, so sometimes it’s a lonely wait and a lonely quest.”

For Shola Olatoye, taking on the complex challenges facing the New York City Housing Authority felt like a natural fit. “I’ve always been interested in issues of community and how communities are developed, supported, how they reinvent themselves,” says Olatoye, who was appointed to lead the agency in 2014. “The provision of stable housing is one of the single most important poverty alleviators.” Two years ago, Olatoye released a 10year strategic plan for NYCHA – one that she says is meant to help the agency reverse course as it battles deteriorating infrastructure and other operational and financial challenges. She says she is proud of improvements in technology and training that now allow the digital tracking of repair requests and allow residents to file requests and pay bills online. Olatoye says she is determined to find innovative solutions despite budgetary challenges that seem poised to get worse under the Trump administration. “At the end of the day, the federal government has divested from public housing to the tune of about $3.2 billion since 2001. I’m not going to make that up with computers,” she says. “We have a big fight on our hands.”

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Eliane Abou-Assi hadn’t yet graduated from college when she became executive director of the American Autism Association in 2013. Since then, she has spearheaded the organization, which connects families to resources and provides therapeutic recreational programs for children with autism, while completing her undergraduate degree and earning a master’s in clinical counseling and applied psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University. “I’m admittedly crazy organized,” says Abou-Assi, who got her start as an intern with the organization. “We always got stuff done.” Now she is immersed in development and fundraising work to expand the small organization, which relies on a handful of staffers along with a team of interns and volunteers. Together, they are working to educate families around the world, including those struggling with the stigma of the disorder and lack of education about it. It’s a personal mission for Abou-Assi, whose older brother was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome in high school, years after early intervention would have been most helpful. “Every family … should have the ability to receive services for their child or loved one with autism,” she says. “Quality therapeutic resources ... will help in aiding the personal growth and development of the individual on the spectrum.”

For some people tackling equity and quality in health care, the last few months have been particularly challenging – but Andrea Cohen takes the long view. Fifteen years ago, working on health care policy issues “seemed a little bit like Groundhog Day,” she says. “(But) the last five years have been really an incredible period of, I think, positive change for health care. Suddenly, incentives for doing the right things are starting to line up.” Where once the economics of health care incentivized inpatient treatments, they are now increasingly making it more profitable to provide patients with preventative and ongoing care in their communities. Cohen, the daughter of a primary care physician, is doing her part by helping to lead efforts to restructure NYC Health + Hospitals and align the agency with these sectorwide shifts. She is also a commissioner of the federal Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission, and was director for health services at the New York City Mayor’s Office from 2009 to 2014. Cohen says that, for her, the work stems from a passion for justice and equity. Plus, it’s interesting. “I’m totally fascinated by the economics (and) by the science of health care,” she says. “It engages me morally and intellectually.”

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PALOMA IZQUIERDOHERNANDEZ

KATHLEEN REGAN

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For Paloma Izquierdo-Hernandez, reshaping health care for communities in need started as a family business. Her father, a physician, started a small community health center in the South Bronx. But after Izquierdo-Hernandez took a leadership role, the operation began expanding in ways neither of them had envisioned. “I just believe in serving and taking advantage of every opportunity that comes my way, and so I don’t say no too frequently, and I don’t mind taking calculated risks,” Izquierdo-Hernandez says. “All of that has allowed our growth.” Now Urban Health Plan operates more than 20 community health centers in the Bronx, Queens and Manhattan, including programs embedded in schools and in facilities serving at-risk people. The organization has become a major community employer and provides a full range of social services to support patients’ mental and physical health once they step outside the doctor’s office. “There’s a need to assure that people are aware of how their health impacts their overall lives and how you can assist them in making right choices so that they can stay healthy,” Izquierdo-Hernandez says. “Without good health there’s not too much you can do.”

After more than a quarter century in the private health care sector, Kathleen Regan became interested in the challenges on the other side of the fence. She joined the U.S. Department of State as a senior adviser and went to work tackling health issues around the globe. Now, with experience from both perspectives, she has a unique understanding of the challenges facing the health care system. “The two sectors often talk at each other, not to each other,” she says, explaining that corporations tend to focus on making demands instead of problem solving, while government players are often focused on providing services. “They are often swirling around each other as opposed to really connecting.” As executive vice president and chief operating officer of The Commonwealth Fund, Regan now works to bring stakeholders from both sectors to the table together. She says she tries to use research, evidence and networks to unite them around the same conversation in a way that can lead to solutions. After all, both the government and health care businesses are, by their very nature, working to help the public, she says. “In order to really be successful in building a health care business, you (have) to create a clinical or public benefit,” she says.

Deidre Sully began her career in cancer research. When she switched gears to begin educating the public about tobacco control, she found herself loving the work. “I do love the fact that I’m out there meeting with people, meeting with decision-makers, elected officials, people who are also influencers to help spread the word,” she says. “It’s a way to build relationships.” Sully believes strongly in finding ways to collaborate across the many spheres of health care to work toward holistic public health solutions. Since 2013, she’s also been a guest lecturer to second-year medical students, working to help them understand how their work in clinical settings can impact public health. In her time with NYC Smoke-Free, Sully has helped to transform some 12,000 housing units into smoke-free spaces, and she has worked to educate the public about the benefit of tobacco-free parks and beaches. Sully is passionate about the importance of tobacco control, but she is a public health advocate before all else, she says. “Every person has a right to be healthy, and every person has a right to feel that they are being looked after,” she says.

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FOR LOBBYISTS, no news is usually good news. Lobbyists operate behind the scenes, meeting with elected and appointed officials to advocate for and against legislation or regulations on behalf of a variety of nonprofit and for-profit parties. In their profession, success is measured by achieving the best possible outcome for a client. But each spring when the New York City clerk issues the annual lobbying report, the firms who land at the top of the city’s lobbying list are happy to be in the headlines. In 2016, the top 10 city lobbying firms included a lot of familiar faces, with Capalino+Company, Kasirer and Pitta Bishop Del Giorno & Giblin still rounding out the top three. One thing that has changed is the total money spent on lobbying, which rose to $95.4 million from $86.2 million the year before. In our latest feature on New York City’s top lobbyists, we check in with all 10 firms to learn how they deliver for their clients, the ways that the industry is changing and where they expect to land on the list a year from now.


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Capalino+ Company Compensation: $13,485,445.46 Last Year’s Rank: #1

CEO

James Capalino What does it take to be a successful lobbyist in New York City? I’ve always had a very strong bias toward people who have had experience in city government. I’ve found people who have had experience balancing all those competing interests, and the interest of the mayor, are usually in a position to be effective advocates. How does lobbying in the de Blasio era compare to the Bloomberg years?

Kasirer Compensation:

$10,304,683.49 Last Year’s Rank: #2

PRESIDENT

Suri Kasirer

What does it take to be a successful lobbyist in New York City? I would say the most important thing in being a successful lobbyist is understanding New York City. You really have to under-

stand politics and how people work. In New York City, you’re dealing with term limits, so you can’t rely on a relationship. People think of lobbying as a relationship business, but you can’t be in this business if all you do is know people. It’s not the old-school approach where you just know somebody and ask for a favor. We have a much more strategic approach: why is this thing good, and how do we get influencers and lots of people supporting an effort. And once we have a strategic plan, we try to be nimble: evaluate current politics, current news, how that will support or affect the plan that we’ve put together. What’s unique about New York City in terms of lobbying? New Yorkers are very informed. They’re very savvy. They’re not afraid to take a position. People are very involved in civic life and the media is very active here weighing in on issues at every level. Everybody has an opinion, so you really have to engage in a very deep way to advocate for a change. Who are your top clients? What areas do you specialize in? We have a not-for-profit group, corporate clients and a significant portion of the business is real estate. We’ve represented some of

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Mike Bloomberg spent the first term of the administration guiding the city’s recovery from 9/11. For almost four years, almost everything revolved around recovery for the city. And then in the second term, then the Bloomberg administration was able to get back to arm-wrestling with the council and having fights with the comptroller. The current administration has a very clear platform of social and economic objectives that the mayor has been very dogged in trying to achieve. But with the new federal administration, this city is in for a rough few years. The budget is going to have catastrophic implications for the city. We’ve been telling all our human service clients that this is a nine-alarm fire. Where do you think you’ll rank on the top 10 list next year? I think we will continue to strategically grow. We added some new members to our team in the last six weeks. We believe that there’s a continuing crisis over federal policy and the denial of climate change that will produce important opportunities for us. What we’re really focused on, more so than where we rank in terms of revenue, is maintaining the longevity of client relationships.

our clients for 10, 15, 20 years. When you know a client for a long time, you have a sense of their values and how they operate and you can really be their eyes and ears in political circles.


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What does it take to be a successful lobbyist in New York City? One is the ability to be a good listener, to hear out your client, to hear what their needs are, and not imposing yourself on them. Obviously, having a Rolodex, knowing people not just at the top level, but knowing

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March 27, 2017

Bolton-St. Johns Compensation: $3,693,827.57 Last Year’s Rank: #4

PARTNER

Emily Giske What does it take to be a successful lobbyist in New York City? The No. 1 thing is to know how to move and shake in New York City. You have to have a New Yorker mindset. The great thing about New York City is you can be a

New Yorker if you came here a month ago, a year ago, or if you lived here your whole life like me. You really have to have an organic love for the city, and you can never lose your empathy for New Yorkers, for other people.

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What’s unique about New York City in terms of lobbying? New York City has its own industries and its own rhythms. Washington, D.C., for instance, is really a one-company town. In Albany it’s really based on the Capitol. But in New York, government is just one piece of a big mosaic. So you have to get that it’s not all about politics, it’s about people in life every day. Who are your top clients? What areas do you specialize in? We don’t specialize in one thing. We have some entertainment, we have some health care and some not-for-profits. We represent the New York Immigration Coalition, which has had some really tough issues recently. And we represent a lot of tech, which I think will be up there with real estate in a few years. Where do you think you’ll rank on the top 10 list next year? Well, of course, we want to be climbing like a bullet. One of the things we’re very proud of is that we have a lot of young upand-comers. We have a lot of people who made the 40 Under 40 list. We feel like our bench is really good, and we’re really looking forward to seeing it grow.

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March 27, 2017

Constantinople & Vallone Consulting LLC Compensation: $3,670,492 Last Year’s Rank: #5

PRINCIPALS

What does it take to be a successful lobbyist in New York City? PV: A reputation for honesty. Our fathers founded the firm, so a reputation for honesty precedes us. AC: And that reputation attracts the clients that want to do the right thing for New York. PV: My father’s approach was to do the right thing for the city. The elected officials know when we bring someone to the table, we’re bringing someone that’s trying to do something good for the city. What’s unique about New York City in terms of lobbying?

Perry Vallone & Anthony Constantinople

PV: Not necessarily unique to New York City, but new to New York City is that term limits are now in place in the City Council. Part of our job is to navigate that changing landscape. In 2021, we’re going to see a changing over in the City Council of 40-plus seats. So we’re staying in touch with community leaders and current council members about who’s looking to take their place and who they’re supporting, and figuring out who the speaker candidates will be, figuring out who’s putting together the coalitions and who’s got the support of the county. And we pass that along to our clients. Depending on

who the new members are and the new leadership, it may change the way the initiatives and the policy are implemented in the city and if we can give or clients a leg up, the better off they’ll be. I think a lot of folks who will be running for council come from two places: the community boards, and we are seeing more folks run for council who are already elected officials, like Bill Perkins. This year, we even have a candidate coming out of our firm, Keith Powers, running for Council member Daniel Garodnick’s seat because Garodnick is term limited.

Who are your top clients? We run the gamut. We consider ourselves a mid-size New York firm that deals with basically New York businesses that have concerns with things like licensing and land use, particularly in the boroughs. We have a lot of people who do business with the city who are architects and contractors and engineers, or have issues with their private projects. We do a lot of liquor licensing, which involves the state, but also involves going

before community boards. I’m renegotiating the lease for the Hunts Point produce and fish markets. That involves everything from food issues, health issues, overland t ra n spor t at ion issues, railroad issues. We also have a lot of not-forprofits, which is always a concern at budget time because of the allocations that come out of the City Council and state Legislature. Where do you think you’ll rank on the top 10 list next year? We’re growing. You have a much more active City Council than you’ve had in past years. As you have people going through this massive bureaucracy and dealing with the City Council, the need for us is growing.

Davidoff Hutcher & Citron LLP

Compensation: $3,108,056.75 Last Year’s Rank: #7

SENIOR PARTNER

SID DAVIDOFF What’s unique about New York City in terms of lobbying? Almost everything. You’re dealing with a City Council that’s very progressive. You’ve got local advocates on almost every issue. Everybody has an opinion and they state it. You’ve got to deal with a massive bureaucracy of 300,000 people. For other cities, being in the city government is a part-time job. It’s different when you’re dealing with a full-time legislature than dealing with another city that is very much part-time.


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March 27, 2017

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

COUNSEL

Jeffrey Braun

Compensation: $3,039,528.20 New to list

What does it take to be a successful lobbyist in New York City? Our clients see us primarily as lawyers, not lobbyists. They come to us because we have tremendous expertise in city laws and city processes in city zoning, historic preservation, land use. We have a reputation in the real estate industry for excellence and integrity. That’s the main reason our clients come to us. What’s unique about New York City in terms of lobbying? To me, there are two very unusual things

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about New York. One thing is its very complex and sophisticated laws that govern real estate. So it’s a field that really calls for substantive knowledge and expertise in that area. And the second thing is that city agencies have extensive permanent professional staff, and those staff have extensive knowledge and experience themselves. The city really has a cadre of professionals, but suburban and rural communities don’t have that kind of infrastructure.

What areas do you specialize in? The work that we do in lobbying is exclusively legal work in the land use area. We have an extensive client list. We represent large developers and small developers, lenders and financial institutions that are getting involved in real estate, individuals that own a residence and not-for profits like museums and hospitals. Where do you think you’ll rank on the top 10 list next year? The thing is that our work really fluctuates from year to year. It depends on the market, it depends on what our particular clients’ needs are. And in terms of what constitutes lobbying, it depends on where a project is, whether it has advanced to the point where you’re doing things that are classified as lobbying. Lately, the real estate industry has been very active, so we’re certainly hoping to have a busy year.


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Greenberg Traurig

Compensation: $2,835,415.46 Last Year’s Rank: #6

CHAIRMAN, NEW YORK GOVERNMENT LAW & POLICY PRACTICE

John Mascialino

March 27, 2017

What does it take to be a successful lobbyist in New York City? You have to understand what your clients’ needs and goals are. You have to understand the city and the regulatory system, and how to accomplish those goals, and how to make everybody come out a winner in the end. All of us at one time had spent time in elected or appointed office in city or state government, and all of our experience has come in handy. What areas do you specialize in? The firm has always had real estate as one of its core practices, and a lot of our work is in the developer community. The largest portfolio of clients that we have are real estate, affordable housing and development. How does lobbying in the de Blasio era compare to the Bloomberg years? Any change in administration, there’s always a change in priorities. Even each year in a mayoral administration, things could change depending on the economic climate and the other areas of the government. To be a good lobbyist you have to go with the flow, figure out what the priorities are. Where do you think you’ll rank on the top 10 list next year? A lot of businesses are starting to realize that dealing with the government is not the same

as dealing business to business. I think as governments look to do more private-public partnership and invest in private industry, more firms need firms like Greenberg Traurig to navigate all these things they’ve never had to deal with before.


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Manatt

Compensation: $2,629,806.41 Last Year’s Rank: #8

What does it take to be a successful lobbyist in New York City? A successful lobbyist has a combination of skills. You need to be a quick study. You need to be enthusiastic. You need to be genuinely interested in collaborating and finding solutions that work both for the public and for the institution of the city and, of course, for the clients you represent. That’s the challenge, and that’s what makes it fun. And I feel very proud of our team here. This prac-

tice is about the collective strength of the people here. I started out in city government. I worked in the Dinkins administration and in the Giuliani administration, and then I meandered through the nonprofit world. Having served in government allows me to understand the perspective of the decision-makers on the other side. The perspective of someone in an agency is different than the perspective of someone in an elected office.

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MANAGING DIRECTOR

Katie Schwab

Where do you think you’ll rank on the top 10 list next year? Our objective for next year is to continue to provide first-rate service in a very competitive and closely watched field. I think our services are more important and relevant than ever. I think there are tremendous changes in Washington that will have a domino effect at the state and city level. It will be more important than ever to be aware of what those changes are and to address them. What’s interesting is the breadth of concern. The Community Development Block Grant cuts have such diverse implications and a really diverse array of clients called in asking what could they do to resist that. It’s very rare that we’ll feel the impact for the federal legislative proposal so acutely and so immediately. I think we’ll be seeing a lot of that unfortunately.

Geto & de Milly Inc. PRINCIPAL Compensation: Michele $2,532,002 Last Year’s Rank: #9 de Milly

What does it take to be a successful lobbyist in New York City? It’s a love of public policy issues. It’s a network of people in those arenas that you have developed over the years. I worked for state government, we’re talking 35 years ago. My partner came out of city government and held posts at all levels of government. I learned a great deal from my years in the government regarding economic development, public policy,

transportation issues, environmental issues. We’re a very substantive firm. We are knowledgeable about all these issues and they became the center of the practice. What areas do you specialize in? It falls into a few categories. We represent a lot of property owners that are health care institutions and educational institutions. So its very nonprofit-oriented in that way. And we also represent private developers who are seeking to build in all five boroughs. And we help our notfor-profit clients achieve their funding through the budgetary process. We have some corporate clients as well. It’s a real mix, which is very much a measure of our interests and personalities.

How does lobbying in the de Blasio era compare to the Bloomberg years? They’re more alike than they are different, but there’s a difference in priorities. The priority of de Blasio has been some of the largest affordable housing development we’ve seen. For Bloomberg, I think it was about managing the city, getting a grip on the city and getting a way of managing it more efficiently. The corporate and private sector experience he brought to the table was how he sought to manage the city. The big distinction was Bloomberg wasn’t involved in politics and fundraising in the same way.


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DE BLASIO’S ‘TWO CITIES’ – ONE WITH TRANSPORTATION AND ONE WITHOUT By CHRISTINA GREER

AS NEW YORK CITY Mayor Bill de Blasio prepares for his re-election bid, there are several issues that will likely occupy much of his attention in the upcoming months – affordable housing, homelessness and how to solve the quandary that is Rikers Island. However, he would be remiss to ignore the growing transit crisis in his fair city. Although Gov. Andrew Cuomo controls much of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority – and the narrative blaming de Blasio for poor service, delays and line closures – the mayor still has the ability to choose transportation priorities that would help the most vulnerable New Yorkers and strengthen his case for re-election in the fall. IN 2013, DE BLASIO ran on a platform of social justice, but has failed to address the “Tale of Two Cities” through his transportation initiatives. Often, the mayor’s transportation priorities look more like a real estate development plan than a transportation justice agenda. The mayor has advocated for a new streetcar, which would run along the Brooklyn-Queens waterfront. However, this $2.5 billion project is widely viewed as an initiative to appease real estate developers in a 21st-century version of “neighborhood prospecting.” He has expanded Citi Bike throughout the boroughs and more extensively in Manhattan. However, the average Citi Bike user makes more than $100,000 a year, and the data shows that

most users primarily ride in Manhattan. Additionally, the city has not committed to contributing funds directly to expand the program more extensively throughout neighborhoods most in need of alternative transportation options. De Blasio has also begun plans for a citywide ferry service that will serve waterfront neighborhoods. It appears the ferry will largely serve Brooklyn and Queens neighborhoods in desperate need of increased transportation options. However, some critics fear the cost of the program and the limited daily ridership expected may not be the most efficient use of funds. It is abundantly clear that the mayor is attempting a multipronged approach to transportation expansion, especial-

ly within the constraints of Albany and his relationship with Cuomo, the keeper of the purse. But the mayor’s proposed streetcar, Citi Bike expansion and ferry service, although innovative, still leave far too many lower-income New Yorkers without viable transportation options. Some relatively straightforward initiatives could greatly improve the lives and livelihoods of some of the most vulnerable populations in the city. The Fair Fares proposal would introduce a half-price MetroCard for everyone living below the poverty line at a comparable cost to the city – an estimated $212 million annually – as the citywide ferries ($196 million), and significantly cheaper than the streetcar ($2.5 billion to build it out, plus $26 million annually to operate).

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FAIR FARES City & State’s editorial board is partnering with the Community Service Society of New York and the Riders Alliance to support the Fair Fares campaign, an effort to convince the New York City Council and Mayor Bill de Blasio to fund subsidized MetroCards for low-income New Yorkers. This is Part 2 of that series. To read Part 1, visit nyslant.com.

The mayor did not include the Fair Fares proposal in his $84.7 billion preliminary budget, arguing that the city cannot afford it and should look to Albany for the money since the governor controls the MTA. The governor does run the MTA, but the mayor could take the rare opportunity to one-up his political rival and take some ownership over New York City’s public transportation system by funding fair fares. And it’s smart politics – an esti-

est advocate. The mayor has initiated concrete improvements to certain bus service lines by expanding Select Bus Service, and that is a good start. But he could also tackle the problem of improving local bus service, starting with new bus lanes and bus stop countdown clocks and other rider-friendly initiatives that are within the mayor’s power to implement. It is imperative that New Yorkers have a mayor who is a champion of innovative

tempt to better understand the multifaceted transportation needs of the city, he is clearly looking in the right direction. Vanterpool is a longtime transit justice advocate and Jones is the head of Community Service Society of New York and a leading proponent in the Fair Fares campaign. As the mayor negotiates with the City Council over budget priorities, here’s hoping he will come to think of transportation

AN ESTIMATED 800,000 LOW-INCOME NEW YORKERS WOULD BENEFIT FROM A HALF-PRICE METROCARD, MORE THAN THE TOTAL NUMBER OF VOTERS (691,801) WHO CAST BALLOTS IN THE 2013 DEMOCRATIC MAYORAL PRIMARY. mated 800,000 low-income New Yorkers would benefit from a half-price MetroCard, more than the total number of voters (691,801) who cast ballots in the 2013 Democratic mayoral primary. Additionally, most New Yorkers who are elderly and/or living at or below the poverty line rely on bus service. These individuals need de Blasio to be their great-

transportation options for all. Decreasing MetroCard fares for the poor and elderly, and improving bus service throughout all five boroughs, will greatly improve the lives of millions of city residents, not just a few thousand. If de Blasio’s recent MTA board appointments of Veronica Vanterpool and David Jones are indications of his at-

not just as an opportunity for signature projects, but also as a way to pursue his social justice agenda for New York’s most vulnerable communities.

Christina Greer is an associate professor of political science at Fordham University.


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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 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 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 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 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 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. 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 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. 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 Qualification of West Madison Entertainment Film Fund LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/1/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 11/9/15. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1501 Broadway, Fl. 12, NY, NY 10036. 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.

March 27, 2017 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 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.

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 Qualification of Stansberry Asset Management Partners, LP. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 2/23/17. Office location: New York County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 11/4/15. SSNY is designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1350 Ave of the Americas, 4th Fl, New York, 10019. DE address of LP: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Limited Partnership filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. 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 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.

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Notice of Qualification of American Carrier Transport LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 2/16/17. O f f i c e 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 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 Whistle Works LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 1/20/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 304 W 117th St, #2P, NY, NY 10026. Purpose: any lawful activity.

Notice of 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 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 Polyfon LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 2/23/17. 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: 60 W 23rd St, Apt 426, NY, NY 10010. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of FKAL 49 Ann Street LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 11/23/16. 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: 105 Mulberry, Ste 202, NY, NY 10013. Purpose: any lawful activity Notice of Qualification of YORK LONG EQUITY FUND, L.P. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/3/17. Office location: New York County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 2/28/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o York Long Equity Domestic Holdings, LLC, 767 5th Ave, Fl. 17, NY, NY 10153. DE address of LP: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Limited Partnership filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful 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. Notice of Qualification of Nexus Reinsurance Underwriting Managers, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 3/1/17. NYS fictitious name: Nexus Underwriting Management Services LLC. Office location: NY County. LLC organized in CT on 9/23/15. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. CT and principal business address: Two Corporate Dr., Suite 636, Shelton, CT 06484. Cert. of Org. filed with CT Sec. of State, 30 Trinity St., Hartford, CT 06115. Purpose: all lawful purposes . GOLDEN ALLEN, LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 11/07/16. Office: New York County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 2 Allen Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10002. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Notice of Qualification of Stansberry Asset Management Partners (GP), LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 2/23/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 11/4/15. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1350 Ave of the Americas, Fl. 4, NY, NY 10019. 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 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. Notice of Formation of APO NYC 3 OWNER, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/28/17. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. Purpose: Any lawful activity.


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March 27, 2017 Notice of Formation of Bespoke Capital Services LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 1/26/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 750 Lexington Ave, Fl. 28, NY, NY 10022. Purpose: any lawful activity.

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.

Notice of Formation of COHEN FLAG CLOTHING LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 2/9/17. 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: 750 Lexington Ave, Fl. 28, NY, NY 10022. 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 Qualification of GRAND AVE SUITES LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/8/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 7/13/16. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: q State Street Plz, Fl. 29, NY, NY 10004. 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 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 Formation of FLAG CLOTHING USA LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 2/15/17. 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: 750 Lexington Ave, Fl. 28, NY, NY 10022. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of Kacy Ellis Design LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/6/17. 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: 145 W 12th St, #2-1, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of SE DUANE MEMBERS, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/3/17. 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: 187 Wolf Rd, Ste 101, Albany, NY 12205. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is Business Filings Incorporated, 187 Wolf Rd, Ste 101, Albany, NY 12205. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of 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.

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 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 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 Qualification of 119 SPRING RETAIL OWNER, LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/27/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 02/23/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o 60 Guilders LLC, 370 7th Ave., Ste. 1400, NY, NY 10001. DE addr. of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. 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 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.

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 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 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.

MAJOR TIKI LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 03/03/2017. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Richard A. Frazer, Esq. C/O Pryor Cashman LLP, 7 Times Square, NY, NY 10036. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. NYCMONICA LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 03/14/2017. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Monica Matos, 404 East 79th Street, NY, NY 10075. Reg Agent: Monica Matos, 404 East 79th Street, NY, NY 10075. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company (“LLC”). Name: Genesis ANCP LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of the State of New York (“SSNY”) on February 28, 2017. N.Y. office location: New York County. The SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to Genesis ANCP LLC, c/o Genesis Companies, 594 Broadway, Suite 804, New York, New York 10012. Purpose/ character of LLC is to engage in any lawful act or activity.

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Notice of Qualification of NEXUS New York Management Company, 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 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 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 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 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.


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Notice of Qualification of Radiodash, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 11/25/16. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 9/19/14. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 421 7th Ave, Ste 510, NY, NY 10001. DE address of LLC: 1013 Centre Rd, Ste 403S, 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 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.

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Notice is hereby given, pursuant to law, that the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs will hold a public hearing on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19TH, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at 42 Broadway, 5th floor, on a petition for SWEETGREEN NEW YORK LLC to ESTABLISH, MAINTAIN, AND OPERATE an unenclosed sidewalk cafe at 137 E 61ST ST in the Borough of Manhattan for a term of two years.

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, APRIL 5TH, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at 42 Broadway, 5th floor, on a petition for PHILLIPOS RESTAURANT INC to ESTABLISH, MAINTAIN, AND OPERATE an unenclosed sidewalk cafe at 1678 3RD AVE in the Borough of Manhattan for a term of two years. REQUEST FOR COPIES OF THE REVOCABLE CONSENT AGREEMENT MAY BE ADDRESSED TO: DEPT. OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS, 42 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NY 10004 ATTN: FOIL OFFICER Notice of formation of The Accolade JLD LLC filed with the Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/3/17. Office loc.: Richmond County. SSNY is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The address SSNY shall mail copy of process to is Joseph D’Arco, 112 St. James Pl., Staten Island, NY 10304. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

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REQUEST FOR COPIES OF THE REVOCABLE CONSENT AGREEMENT MAY BE ADDRESSED TO: DEPT. OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS, 42 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NY 10004 ATTN: FOIL OFFICER Notice of Qualification of 5 TIMES SQUARE B NOTE FUNDING LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/2/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 9/23/11. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 420 Lexington Ave, NY, NY 10170. DE address of LLC: 160 Greentree Dr., Ste 101, Dover, DE 19904. 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 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 Formation of P&D Care LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/9/17. 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: 413 Grand St, F304, NY, NY 10002. Purpose: any lawful activity.

Notice of Qualification of DEAN & BULL LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 2/22/17. 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: 1 Commerce Plz, 99 Washington Ave, #805A, Albany, NY 12210. DE address of LLC: 2140 S Dupont Hwy, Camden, DE 19934. 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 MOON WRAP LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/16/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 2/15/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 160 Greentree Dr., Ste 101, Dover, DE 19904. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is National Registered Agents Inc, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity.

March 27, 2017 Notice of Qualification of KCP Building Holdco, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/2/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 2/16/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o KCP HOLDCO, Inc., 603 W 50th St, NY, NY 10019. 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. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Qualification of Litigation Services, LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/21/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Nevada (NV) on 12/08/10. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Paracorp Incorporated, 2804 Gateway Oaks Dr. #200, Sacramento, CA 95833-3509. Address of the principal office: 3770 Howard Hughes Pkwy., Ste. 300, Las Vegas, NV 89169. Arts of Org. filed with the Secy. of State, 101 North Carson St., Ste. 3, Carson City, NV 89701. Purpose: any lawful activities. Notice of Qualification of BRABS New Roch LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 2/28/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 2/24/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 160 Greentree Dr., Ste 101, Dover, DE 19904. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Auction Sale is herein given that Access Self Storage of Long Island City located at 2900 Review Avenue, Long Island City, N.Y. 11101 will take place on WWW. STORAGETREASURES. COM Sale by competitive bidding starting on April 10, 2017 and end on April 20, 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. #224 - Marilyn Andino Montalvo, #1609 Lucien Smith Studio, Inc., #1928 -Augusta M c C o r m i c k , # 2 4 4 8 - Av e r y Bock, #6111 - Tyreek R. Wright, #4818-1 -Sabrina Wood. 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 SALE OF A COOPERATIVE APARTMENT PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: by Virtue of default under Loan Security Agreements., and other Security Documents, held by AMERICAN HOME MORTGAGE ACCEPTANCE, INC., George Nelson, DCA# 1300011, will sell at public auction, with reserve, at the Rotunda of the New York County Supreme Courthouse, at 60 Centre Street, New York, NY 10601, on April 24th, 2017 at 11:00 am, 100 shares of the capital stock of 3 Hanover Square Owners Corp. (A Cooperative Housing Corporation), issued in the name of Harriet Kleppel, and all right, title and interest in a Proprietary Lease to Apartment 4D in the building known as 3 Hanover Square, New York, NY 10004. Sale held to enforce (the) rights of AMERICAN HOME MORTGAGE ACCEPTANCE, INC., as Secured Creditor, who reserves the right to bid. Ten percent (10%) Bank/Certified check payable to the Escrowee, Leopold & Associates, PLLC, as attorneys for AMERICAN HOME MORTGAGE ACCEPTANCE, INC. Balance due at closing within thirty (30) days. The auctioneer’s fees are required at sale. The Cooperative Apartment will be sold “AS IS” and possession is to be obtained by the purchaser(s). Dated: March 3rd, 2017 Leopold & Associates, PLLC 80 Business Park Drive Suite 110 Armonk, New York 10504 (914) 219-5787 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 April 10, 2017 and end on April 20, 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. #5F07 Jamie Hollis, #6R41 - Thomas Pieper. 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 DR. DATTA MD PSYCHIATRY PLLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/23/17. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 576 5th Ave., Ste. 805, NY, NY 10036, Attn: Arnab Datta, M.D. Purpose: to practice the profession of medicine.

Notice of Qualification of Stansberry Asset Management, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 2/23/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 11/4/15. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1350 Ave of the Americas, Fl. 4, NY, NY 10019. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. WirelessCo, L.P. dba Sprint (SPRINT) proposes to complete facility upgrades atop buildings located in Rochester, Monroe County, NY. Sites include a 182’ building at 50 Chestnut St (Project 34617) and a 90’ building at 49 Saint Bridgets Dr (Project 34620). Also proposed is the installation of antennas and equipment atop an existing 80’ building at 2230 University Ave in the Bronx, NY (Project 34372). In accordance with the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 and the 2005 Nationwide Programmatic Agreement, SPRINT is hereby notifying the public of the proposed undertaking and soliciting comments on Historic Properties which may be affected by the proposed undertaking. If you would like to provide specific information regarding potential effects that the proposed undertaking might have to properties that are listed on or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places and located within 500 feet of Project 34617, and approximately 3-blocks of Project 34620 and 34372, please submit the comments (with project number) to: RAMAKER, Contractor for SPRINT, 855 Community Dr, Sauk City, WI 53583 or via e-mail to history@ramaker.com within 30 days of this notice. Notice of Qualification of ORCP AH LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/15/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 3/10/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 245 Park Ave, FL. 41, NY, NY 10167. 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. SOULFIRE BAZAAR, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 02/22/2017. 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, Attn: Steven Van Zandt, 434 6th Ave, 6th Fl, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.

Notice of Formation of DMS 350 39 LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 2/22/2017. 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: 213 W 35th St, NY, NY 10001. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of Wadadah Management LLC, filed with SSNY 2/24/2017. 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: 208 E 51st St, Suite 141, NY, NY 10022. 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, APRIL 19TH, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at 42 Broadway, 5th floor, on a petition for WEPA LA AREPA LLC to ESTABLISH, MAINTAIN, AND OPERATE an unenclosed sidewalk cafe at 138 5TH AVE in the Borough of Brooklyn for a term of two years. REQUEST FOR COPIES OF THE REVOCABLE CONSENT AGREEMENT MAY BE ADDRESSED TO: DEPT. OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS, 42 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NY 10004 ATTN: FOIL OFFICER Notice of Qualification of ANNULI CAPITAL LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/20/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 03/17/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 230 Park Ave., Ste. 702, NY, NY 10169. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19901. 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 IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A LICENSE, SERIAL # 1297798, 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 100 WALL ST NY, NY 10005. NEW YORK COUNTY, FOR ONPREMISE CONSUMPTION. WESTVILLE WALL STREET INC.

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March 27, 2017 STORAGE Midtown Moving & Storage Inc. will sell at Public Auction at 810 East 170 Street, Bronx NY 10459 at 6:00 P.M. on APRIL 11, 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:

Notice of formation of Uplifting Network, LLC, Arts of Org filed with Secy of State of NY (SSNY) 3/6/17. Office loc: NY Co. SSNY designated agent upon whom process against LLC may be served and mailed to: Bari J. Schulman, Esq., 1 S. Bway, #1i, White Plains, NY 10601. Princ. bus. addr.: 47 W. 88th St., #2A, NY, NY 10024. Purpose: any lawful act.

- LANIAL BLACKSON - BROWN TANEEA - CABALLERO REGAN - ANDREY P. CHURSIN - CANO JUAN - CEDENO WILLIAM - DANEBAYE MOUNMADI - FRIAS JUAN- ERMAN/ ESPINAL ANGELINA - GOROKHOV DANILA - GALARZA CARLOS/GALARZA LOURDES - HARPER CHARLES - HERNANDEZ JOSE - KRUMHOLZ ALAN - KALLE ABOUBAKAR - KING DARLENE - JAMES MASIA - MONTELLANO BLEIWEISS ANNIE - MORALES SAMANTHA - MISERNDINO CHAD - MCGARRITY MARK - RUBEN RIVERA - SALCEDO MERCY - STOVICH JAMES PETER - SALVADO ROSLY - SILVERIO ROGEREO/ GARCIALUZ - TORRES IDA - ADKINS SYLVIA - DOE JOHN/DOE JANE - FALOPPO ANTHONY/DOE JOHN/WALLACE EBONY - FISCHER RICHARD - FRANAS DESHAWN - MARTINEZ JACQUELINE - PEREZ EDDIE

Notice of Qualification of EJS CREDIT 540 ATLANTIC, LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/20/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 11/09/16. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co. (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 Secy. of State of the State of DE, Div. of Corps., P.O. Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

Notice of formation of Monkey Valley Enterprises LLC. Arts of Org filed with Secy of State of NY (SSNY) 01/18/2017. Office loc: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC: 9 W. 10th St, #4R, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

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.

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SPIFE LLC Art. Of Org. Filed Sec. of State of NY 2/16/2017. Off. Loc: Richmond Co. SSNY designated agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY to mail copy of process to The LLC, 26 Van Riper St, Staten Island, NY 10302. Purpose: Any lawful act o ‬ r activity.

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Notice is hereby given, pursuant to law, that the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs will hold a public hearing on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19TH, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at 42 Broadway, 5th floor, on a petition for 151 BLEECKER LLC to ESTABLISH, MAINTAIN, AND OPERATE an unenclosed sidewalk cafe at 151 BLEECKER ST in the Borough of Manhattan for a term of two years.

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to law, that the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs will hold a public hearing on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19TH, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at 42 Broadway, 5th floor, on a petition for PLJ REST CORP to ESTABLISH, MAINTAIN, AND OPERATE an unenclosed sidewalk cafe at 1814 2ND AVE in the Borough of Manhattan for a term of two years.

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to law, that the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs will hold a public hearing on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19TH, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at 42 Broadway, 5th floor, on a petition for SILO EAST INC to ESTABLISH, MAINTAIN, AND OPERATE an unenclosed sidewalk cafe at 953 2ND AVE in the Borough of Manhattan for a term of two years.

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

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

DEPT. OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS, 42 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NY 10004 ATTN: FOIL OFFICER

DEPT. OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS, 42 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NY 10004 ATTN: FOIL OFFICER

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.

Notice of Formation of how i zen, LLC filed with SSNY on January 27, 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: The LLC, ATTN: Natalie GreavesPeters, 333 Rector Pl, #910, NY, NY 10280. Purpose: any lawful act or activity.

REQUEST FOR COPIES OF THE REVOCABLE CONSENT AGREEMENT MAY BE ADDRESSED TO: DEPT. OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS, 42 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NY 10004 ATTN: FOIL OFFICER MISTER MELLOW MANAGEMENT, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 3/17/17. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 30 Wall St., 8th Fl, NY, NY 10005-2205, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

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LOSERS YOAV GONEN & GRACE RAUH New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was the big winner a week ago when prosecutors announced that he wouldn’t face charges following probes into his fundraising. But he’s not winning all of his legal battles. A case in point is a judge’s ruling in favor of the New York Post’s Yoav Gonen and NY1’s Grace Rauh, who sought emails between the administration and “agent of the city” Jonathan Rosen.

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Capitol watchers in Washington were shocked, appalled and confused that the American Health Care Act might be edited at the last minute behind closed doors, giving lawmakers little time to know what they’re actually voting on. New Yorkers just thought, “Sounds like Albany!” Take a minute to read the latest Winners & Losers carefully.

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GEORGE MAZIARZ & ROBERT ORTT Some lawmakers give off a vibe that makes you wonder if they’re gaming the system. But Maziarz and Ortt, Maziarz’s successor in the state Senate, came across like guys with nothing to hide. An indictment against them claims otherwise, with allegations of “no-show jobs and secret payments.” Of course, we had our suspicions about Maziarz since 2014, when we broke the news on his suspicious campaign expenditures.

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Vol. 6 Issue 12 March 27, 2017

SHAKING THINGS UP

THE BEST OF THE REST

THE REST OF THE WORST

ANDREW HAMILTON

ANGEL BARBOSA

New York University’s president wins the Preet-stakes.

JEFF KLEIN

Ortt’s indictment may give the IDC more clout with the Senate GOP.

LAURENCE LAUFER

De Blasio’s lawyer stays on, despite steering the mayor close to charges.

ERIC SCHNEIDERMAN

In Preet’s absence, the AG is taking on Washington AND Albany.

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This MTA exec was fired amid a favors-for-contracts probe.

CHRIS COLLINS & JOHN FASO

Their “Buffalo buyoff” doesn’t buy enough Obamacare replacement votes.

CARMEN FARIÑA

The NYC schools chancellor is slammed for school closures, slow yeshiva probe.

JASON HELGERSON

It’s a tough time to be running the state’s Medicaid program.

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March 27, 2017

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Thursday, April 27 8:00am - 12:00pm Faculty House - Columbia University 64 Morningside Dr, New York, NY 10027 Topics Include: TrumpCare: Replacing the Affordable Care Act and its Impact on New York Addressing Epidemics and Risk Factors Working Across Sectors to Address Social Determinants of Health Featured Speakers:

Dr. Oz

Host, The Dr. Oz Show

Dr. Howard A. Zucker Commissioner, New York State Department of Health

Richard Gottfried

Chairman, State Assembly Health Committee

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