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EDITOR’S NOTE

JON LENTZ Editor-in-chief

Anyone who pursues a career in New York politics risks getting burned out. The frequent travel to and from Albany is wearying. The top-heavy decision-making can leave rank-and-file lawmakers, government staffers and advocates feeling powerless – especially state Senate Democrats and Assembly Republicans who have long languished in the minority. A few move on to bigger and better things in Washington, D.C., while others return home and run for local elected office. Some simply leave government altogether. And a few bad apples seek out opportunities for self-dealing, spoiling the whole bunch in the eyes of voters. But if you find yourself feeling cynical about the byzantine processes and backroom dealmaking, just take a moment to listen to the heartening stories of Albany’s next generation of leaders. In our annual Albany Rising Stars list, we put the spotlight on these up-andcoming political figures who are brimming with optimism and inspired to make New York a better place.

CONTENTS BOCHINCHE & BUZZ ... 6

Gossip on Melissa Mark-Viverito, Joe Crowley, Keith Wright and more

NEW YORK NONPROFIT MEDIA ... 60

Think NYC ethics rules don’t apply to city-funded nonprofits? Think again.

WINNERS & LOSERS ... 66

Who was up and who was down last week

Meet this year’s crop of Rising Stars in Albany

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ERROL LOUIS

The NY1 anchor opens up about school segregation ... 8

AFFORDABLE HOUSING How much progress has New York City made? ... 10


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BACK&FORTH A Q&A with ‘Hamilton’ casting director

BERNIE TELSEY

C&S: Casting directors are the only Broadway workers without a union. Why are you pushing to get unionized now? BT: The real reason for unionizing is to really protect the profession continuing to grow. It’s about the next generation of casting directors. It’s become such a recognized profession in the last 10 years – because it’s a young profession. It’s those young people that I stare at, that I want to be able to say, “Yes, you can make a living and you can get health benefits and you can get pension if you’re working at the top of your field, which is Broadway.” That’s really what this quest is about. C&S: You cast “Hamilton,” where actors of color play white historical figures. What role did you play in casting those roles? BT: Lin-Manuel Miranda and Tommy Kail, the director, and Jeffrey Seller, the producer, they were insistent. I mean, “This is what I wrote, this is what I want, this is what you and Beth and your office need to find me.” I love that this show gets so much attention and accolades for its diversity, but it starts with the creators, and they wanted it. And that was the story they wanted to tell. And it’s beautiful. Because it’s definitely spread. C&S: Who would you cast to play Bill de Blasio? BT: Wow. Hmm … somewhere between John Lithgow and Tracy Letts. C&S: What about Andrew Cuomo? BT: There’s this guy Daniel Oreskes. He’s in “Oslo,” the play that just won the Tony Award. Listen, subscribe and review this week’s podcast by searching for “New York Slant” on iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud or your favorite podcast app.

SHOOTING ROCKS CAPITOL HILL A gunman targeted Republican members of a congressional baseball team at practice Wednesday morning, shooting five people, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise. Most lawmakers called for unity in the aftermath, but Rep. Chris Collins responded with strong rhetoric. The Republican began Wednesday by blaming left-leaning vitriol for inspiring the attack. He later told a local TV station he would begin carrying a weapon to protect himself. But Collins was more reserved in a statement released that afternoon, urging for a de-escalation in partisan bickering from all parties, including himself. Contradictions aside, this combative Trump ally could heed the words from the president’s statement: “We are strongest when we are unified and when we work for the common good.” TRANSPARENCY OR SECURITY THREAT? Like parents and teens, the New York City Council and the NYPD disagree about who's in charge – and who needs to know what. A council bill would force police to share information about its surveillance programs. At a Wednesday hearing, City Councilman Daniel Garodnick insisted it was a matter of accountability, but NYPD Deputy Commissioner John Miller said revealing the department’s tactics would give terrorists a “blueprint.” SELF-DRIVING JOYRIDE IN ALBANY At least one mode of transportation in the state worked properly last week. Audi demonstrated a self-driving car in Albany on Tuesday, the first in a pilot program for companies to test autonomous vehicle technology in New York. The drive was criticized by some who say the governor should prioritize subway repairs, and feared by anyone who's seen a movie about machines taking over the world.

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Kicker

“WAITING FOR MONTHS TO PICK UP THE PHONE WAS MAYBE NOT THE SMARTEST IDEA.” — state Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan, arguing Bill de Blasio should have reached out earlier to discuss mayoral control of New York City schools, via the New York Post Get the kicker every morning in CITY & STATE’S FIRST READ email. Sign up at cityandstateny.com.

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STILL RISING

2009 GRACE MENG

HAKEEM JEFFRIES

Then: Assemblyman Now: Dutchess county executive, potential gubernatorial candidate

Then: Assemblywoman Now: Congresswoman

Then: Assemblyman Now: Congressman

ERIC PHILLIPS

MARCOS CRESPO

MELISSA DEROSA

Then: Communications and policy director, Kathleen Rice 2010 Now: Press secretary, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio

Then: Assemblyman Now: Bronx Democratic Committee chairman, Assembly Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force chairman, Assemblyman

Then: New York state director, Organizing for America Now: Secretary to Gov. Andrew Cuomo

2010

MARC MOLINARO

2011 LEE ZELDIN

ROBERT MUJICA

Then: State senator Now: Congressman

Then: Secretary to the state Senate Finance Committee Now: State budget director

Every year, City & State honors 40 people in Albany politics and government who are under the age of 40. But which of these Rising Stars have risen the highest since they landed on our list? Here are some of the standouts who have gone on to bigger and better things.

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Exclusive scoops and insider gossip from

GERSON BORRERO

CUOMO TAPS 5 LATINOS OUT OF 108 APPOINTMENTS Gov. Andrew Cuomo often talks passionately of inclusion. The slogan, “Excelsior: Ever Upward,” is imprinted on everything under his fiefdom. And yet several bochincheros – all Democrats – are not feeling part of the New York familia. One sore point for those loyal Dems is that out of the 108 appointments that Cuomo submitted for state Senate confirmation by June 21, only five are Latinos. The five are: Secretary of State Rossana Rosado to the Port Authority board; Guillermo Linares, to become president and CEO of the Higher Education Services Corp.; Denise Miranda, to become executive director of the Justice Center; Cesar Perales to the SUNY board of directors; and Fernando Ferrer, for reappointment to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority board. “Este tipo nos sigue jodiendo,” (this guy keeps screwing us) an angry bochinchero assemblyman expressed to B&B. If the anger among Latino legislators was heard outside closed doors, the ambitious politico would not look as bueno as he has in recent polls. Another bochinchero, who’s an ally of the governor, was asked why not speak up publicly: “The truth is there are a few among us who are so up Cuomo’s ass that they think talking to him in private is the best way.” I asked: “You mean begging de rodillas?” (on your knees) The assemblyman responded, “You have a way with words.” So, who’s to blame? The governor or the submissive Latinos in Albany?

ANDREW CUOMO

WHO WANTS MMV’S ENDORSEMENT? B&B has spoken to the contenders directly or to a bochinchero close to one of the handful of wannabes that have expressed desire to be the next speaker of the New York City Council. To be clear, current City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito has not indicated if she would endorse any of her colleagues. Pero, at this juncture there doesn’t appear to be a desire for her nod. “She’s toxic right now,” was one bochinchero’s opinion. “The Oscar López Rivera thing has ended her relevance for my guy,” expressed an insider bochinchero who is aligned with one of the three Manhattan Democrats vying for the position. “Are you kidding?” asked an outer-borough contender. “The papers would have a field day.” These expressions were gathered in the past week, and while there’s still time for a change of heart or political need regarding MMV’s support, right now, it doesn’t look like anyone wants Melissa’s endorsement. Let’s see what, if anything, they say for attribution.

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LOOKING FOR NEW DEMOCRATIC BOROUGH LEADERS?

JOE CROWLEY

The buzz can be heard from Queens and Manhattan Democrats who opine that their county organizations need some sangre nueva (new blood). Bochincheros are telling B&B that it’s time for Rep. Joe Crowley to make room for another person to lead the Queens Democrats. “There’s a lot happening in D.C. and Joe should let someone who’s in the trenches here lead us,” opined a Queens Democrat, who would not share the identity of his preferred candidate. In Manhattan, the gripe against Keith Wright is that “he’s out of elective office and he’s not coming back.” I told the bochinchero that’s not a reason to want Keith to give it up. “He’s never been a good administrator,” the source responded. When asked how many felt like he did, the West Side liberal responded: “There’s a lot of us.” OK. I can’t wait to report on when they’ll announce their campaign to oust Keith on the record and not bochinchando about a coup d’état. KEITH WRIGHT REMEMBER, GENTE, IT’S ALL BOCHINCHE UNTIL IT’S CONFIRMED.

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CALLING B.S. ON SEGREGATION AN INTERVIEW WITH NY1’s Errol Louis NEW YORK CITY is famously liberal and proudly diverse, but its education system continues to be one of the most segregated in the entire country. NY1 anchor Errol Louis has written extensively about school segregation in his column for the Daily News, and he joined the New York Slant podcast to discuss the issue. C&S: You have been reporting on the issue of segregation in New York City public schools for years now. What is the status of segregation in the educational system today? EL: In 2014, I wrote a column titled, “The 100th day of the de Blasio administration.” It happened to coincide with the release of a report on school segregation and it noted correctly that New York has among the most segregated schools in the whole country. It was done by Gary Orfield, who has been covering this stuff for years. These issues are not new at all. The city has leadership that is always talking about how progressive they are, and my column back then was simply noting, look, you want to be progressive and you want to preside over a segregated city at the same time? I sense a contradiction. I'm going to call b.s. on that right off the bat. There are some very commonsense, very basic measures that can be taken. The city, to its credit, has done a couple of things here and there, but when I saw the 13-page segregation report that doesn't mention segregation, when I saw that there was no press conference about it, when I saw that the only press that they had given the report to in advance was The Washington Post, not any of the local media, once again the flag goes up. These folks, these progressives, when it comes to this particular issue are not so progressive. C&S: In your opinion, why is it important to use the terms “segregation” and “integration” when discussing the public school system?

EL: Well, first of all, it’s just accurate. The journalist in me says let’s use the right word. This isn't an issue of lack of diversity, as if that would naturally happen. This is an issue of segregation, of which in this particular case, and in many cases when you're talking about segregation in the educational context, is really about black and Latino isolation, which is a different kind of a situation. It also has legal implications, which is why I think it's important to use the correct terminology. Look, the reality is, if you change the facts of the current situation in New York just a little bit and it is crying out for a lawsuit. If this were a different jurisdiction you could easily make a case that you have either disparate impact or possibly intentional segregation that is, since 1954, against public policy and against the law. C&S: Why has it yet to change? And do you think it is deliberate? EL: A lot of people, the real estate industry, the good liberal middle-class folks, the black and Latino nationalists who want to emphasize community empowerment, they all arrive at the same point. It's good for the real estate people because they can use the segregated housing and the segregated schools. It makes certain districts more desirable and they can charge more and do their business. The white middle-class families can call themselves liberal and just say, well, we’re just going to the local school. It just happens to be all white like our neighborhood. The black and Latino nationalists can say community control, this is all about resources, just give us more money for our failing segregated schools and our failing segregated districts and we will be happy. Everybody seems to be a little too comfortable with it. To me, it's up to people of good will, advocates and journalists to come in and call bullshit on the whole thing. C&S: Housing segregation also remains an issue in New York City. How much do

you think the housing segregation influences the school segregation? EL: If you have segregated neighborhoods, simply cutting back on the city budget, laying off city workers will affect certain neighborhoods, black and Latino neighborhoods, more than other neighborhoods because we are clustered in the civil services. So you know, segregation is a poison; it poisons everything that it touches. This is not new. The Supreme Court blessed it in 1954, but it was known all along. It poisons everything. It ruins the schools, it screws up your employment patterns, it is the basis of your environmental justice or injustice. You decide where to put all your bus depots and lo and behold all but one are above 96th Street and lo and behold, where are the highest asthma rates? Above 96th Street. Why? Well, because of all the damn diesel-spewing buses. And they chose to put them up there. So it always is a problem and all you have to do is break that up as you’re supposed to do under the fair housing laws. The Fair Housing Act of 1968 was an important part of Dr. Martin Luther King's legacy, along with desegregating public accommodations and the Voting Rights Act. C&S: You have also written recently about the housing lottery. What is the problem with the housing lottery? EL: The housing lottery occurs when you have this scarce commodity called affordable housing that's going to be built in some place. Living in the local community board gives you preference in that lottery to get into that new housing. What that ends up doing is locking these segregated neighborhoods into place because if you're already in that segregated neighborhood you have first crack at that new low-income housing, not somebody from Far Rockaway who might well want to live on the Lower East Side, who might have originally grown up on the Lower East Side, who might have a fiancé, a job, a kid who wants to go to school on the


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“It is

poison. It is

evil. I T IS

TOXIC.” Lower East Side, they don't get preference for some reason. Somebody of identical income who by absolute chance happens to live in that neighborhood, who might have moved to that neighborhood literally 90 days before the housing lottery opens, gets preference. It makes no sense. It locks segregation into place. C&S: Some have suggested that gentrification is a possible answer to segregation. What are your thoughts on this? EL: Some people don't like gentrification, but if

I had to choose between segregation and gentrification, I will take gentrification. I'm kind of a one-issue voter on this. Racial segregation does not work. It doesn't for black people, it doesn't work for white people, it doesn't work for democracy, it doesn't work for schools. It doesn't work. It is poison. It is evil. It is toxic. It ruins everything that it touches. If we had a really desegregated city, every education decision wouldn't be so fraught. Every discussion of inequality wouldn't be so racialized. Every decision about where to put city resources, whether it’s affordable housing or negative

siting decisions around pollution control and waste transfer, it wouldn't always be so fraught all the time if we just decided, and I don't understand why it’s such a hard pull, that we don't want a gated community like Breezy Point. We don't want that. We don't want to have intense poverty and segregation entrenched in Far Rockaway, and Southeast Queens, and the South Bronx. We’re able to zone every other damn thing we want. We want light, we want space, we want access to the water, we want all of this stuff, and I go, do we want segregation? And everybody says shut up.


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GETTING THE HOUSING IN ORDER Housing New York is making slow and steady progress By BRAD SYLVESTER

One of the most difficult issues facing New York City is the struggle to provide residents with access to affordable housing. For years now, New York City’s population growth has outpaced its housing production. In turn, the price of housing has skyrocketed, threatening the living standards of many New Yorkers. In response, Mayor Bill de Blasio has undertaken an effort to provide more than 200,000 units of subsidized housing over a decade in an ambitious plan known as Housing New York. The plan looks to help not only those in the lowest income brackets, including the homeless and senior citizens, as well as the middle class. After more than three years since it was announced, we take a closer look at the initiative’s progress.

PLEDGE:

156,000

Create or preserve affordable housing units for lowerincome households by 2024 SO FAR: HOUSING UNITS STARTED FOR LOWER-INCOME HOUSEHOLDS BY YEAR 17,592

16,185 15,000

8,022 2,511

FY 2014*

FY 2015

PERCENTAGE of GOAL

FY 2016

5,000

FY 2017**

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PLEDGE:

PLEDGE:

PLEDGE:

Create or preserve affordable housing units for middle-income households by 2024

Create or preserve affordable housing units for the homeless by the year 2024

Create or preserve affordable housing units for senior individuals and families by 2024

SO FAR: HOUSING UNITS STARTED FOR MIDDLEINCOME HOUSEHOLDS BY YEAR

SO FAR: UNITS STARTED FOR HOMELESS INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES BY YEAR

SO FAR: HOUSINGS UNITS STARTED FOR SENIOR INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES BY YEAR

44,000

FY 2014*

FY 2015

FY 2016

FY 2017**

1,245 2,615 7,136 53

PERCENTAGE of GOAL

25.1%

13,200

480

1,575

FY 2014* FY 2015

1,907

2,000

10,000

FY 2014*

602

FY 2015

1,723

FY 2016

1,373

636 FY 2016

FY 2017**

PERCENTAGE of GOAL

34.8%

FY 2017**

69

PERCENTAGE of GOAL

37.7 % * FY 2014 data includes only the first six months of the 2014 calendar year. ** FY 2017 data includes only the first four months of the fiscal year. Data provided by the Preliminary Mayor’s Management Report, data accurate as of Oct. 31, 2016.

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THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK CONGRATULATES CITY & STATE AND DISTINGUISHED HONOREES Jamaal T. Bailey State Senator SUNY Albany B.A., J.D. from CUNY School of Law

Esteban “Steve” Ramos, MSW Special Assistant to the Commissioner, NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services LaGuardia Community College, Lehman College –Magna Cum Laude, Yeshiva University

Rachel Silberstein State Government Reporter at Gotham Gazette Brooklyn College

ON THE OCCASION OF ALBANY 40 UNDER 40 EVENT June 20, 2017

James B. Milliken Chancellor William C. Thompson, Jr. Chairperson, Board of Trustees

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MANY OF ALBANY’S most powerful figures are well into middle age. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, for example, is 59 years old. State Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan is 56, while the youngster of the group, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, is a relatively spry 49. State Sen. Jeff Klein, the leader of the Independent Democratic Conference, is in his 50s, while his rival, state Senate Minority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, is in her 60s. Week in and week out, we focus on these individuals and their influential peers who tend to be in the same age group. But this week, we take a step back and look at the next generation of political leaders – all of them under the age of 40. In this year’s Rising Stars list, we put the spotlight on a few ambitious young politicians who have put in their time before finally running for public office – and winning. We feature advocates and activists who left behind careers – and bigger paychecks – to follow their passions. We profile the governor’s point person on fixing the subways, Albany’s fact-checkerin-chief, the man who could be the next leader of the state Republican Party – and dozens more. In the pages ahead, you’ll meet all of these exceptional honorees: our Albany 40 Under 40.


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IMAN ABID ORGANIZER, NEW YORK CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION Birthday: 05/15/1992 Twitter: @imaaaaaaaaan

EDUCATION

Rochester Institute of Technology

HEN IMAN ABID got her start in politics, she was working on local campaigns. But over time the experience proved frustrating: When a candidate lost, it seemed the work of the campaign would just dissipate. Now, as an organizer for the New York Civil Liberties Union, Abid sees the opposite happen. Even when a fight for a specific piece of legislation is lost, so much is gained for communities in need – and for the organization’s long-term momentum, she said. “One of the most important things to me has always been the educational component – really being able to educate a community of people as to what is going on in their government, what is going on in their community,” she says. “With a candidate you just win or lose and that’s the end of it.” After the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Abid – then in fourth grade – had friends stop speaking to her and saw her parents face discrimination. Now the Rochester Institute of Technology graduate is working to fight profiling, educate New York immigrants about their rights and improve law enforcement accountability. “There still aren’t very many Muslim people in the field that I work in,” she says. “I take a lot of pride in the fact that as a Muslim woman, I get the opportunity to empower my own community, empower people who look like me and give them the opportunity to also raise their voices.”


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SARAH BANGS FINANCE DIRECTOR, STATE SENATE INDEPENDENT DEMOCRATIC CONFERENCE Birthday: 06/21/1982

EDUCATION

Saint Michael's College; Albany Law School

ARAH BANGS IS no stranger to Albany politics – she started in 2008 and has been involved ever since. “What drives me is the ability to drive members to make policy changes that will have impacts on people in the state,” Bangs says. “I’ve always been interested in policies and a number of different issue areas and I think this job helps me help other (people) enact good policies.” Bangs graduated from Saint Michael's College in Vermont and then went on to Albany Law School. She also worked as a policy director in the office of state Sen. David Carlucci – one of the original members of the Independent Democratic Conference – before her current job working directly for the IDC. “I’ve done a number of things. I’ve worked as a counselor on central staff, then I went to a member’s office – that’s how I started,” she says. “I was asked by the IDC finance office and worked myself up to finance director, so I see myself continuing doing this kind of work. Earlier this year, the conference made waves by introducing its own one-house budget resolution, a sign of the IDC’s growing size and ambitions, and which Bangs helped draft. With the most recent budget agreement, Bangs thinks there’s a lot that the IDC can be proud of and chief among them was the Raise the Age legislation, which raised the age of criminal responsibility in the state to 18.


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JAMAAL T. BAILEY STATE SENATOR Birthday: 08/26/1982

EDUCATION

B.A., University at Albany; J.D., CUNY School of Law

Twitter: @jamaaltbailey

FTER ONLY HIS first legislative session, Jamaal T. Bailey’s built a reputation for taking other lawmakers to court. Luckily for everyone involved, it’s the basketball court. Bailey used to join in Assembly basketball games 13 years ago as an intern for then-Assemblyman Carl Heastie. After attending law school, working at a small Bronx law firm and then in Heastie’s district office, Bailey was elected to a North Bronx state Senate seat. So it’s back to Albany, and back to the gym. And he’s brought others with him, playing with Democrats, members of the state Senate Independent Democratic Conference and even Republicans. “Basketball helps to bring people together,” says the former high school basketball player. “You can have people that might not agree in the chamber, but we agree on the court.” That bipartisan spirit is one of the things Bailey is most proud of in his first months in office. “People underestimate the power of saying hello to people,” he says. Bailey thinks that helped him become a part of the effort to get Raise the Age legislation in the budget, and hopes it will help one of his first bills supporting worker-owned businesses and cooperatives gain steam. At 34, he’s the youngest state senator, but he stresses his youth doesn’t help much on the basketball court. “There’s a reason why we’re legislators and not professional athletes,” he says. “I don’t think the age matters. We all try hard.”


DE BLASIO AFFORDABLE HOUSING MYTH #3 “Rent is the number one expense for New Yorkers. Unless we change the status quo… hardworking families will be pushed out of their homes.” – Mayor Bill de Blasio “We need to keep rents affordable…” – Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie (Source: City of New York Website)

THE FACTS: •

The Hevesi-Klein “Home Stability Support” proposal would subsidize the rents of public assistance-eligible tenants facing homelessness or eviction.

The “Tenant Rent Increase Exemption” proposal would permanently freeze rents for all tenants (not just senior citizens and the disabled) with annual household incomes of less than $50,000 who pay half towards rent. Why isn’t de Blasio and other politicians supporting these Albany proposals that would provide real rent relief and solutions to the homeless crisis, and keep families in their homes?

DE BLASIO’S HOUSING POLICIES: POLITICS & HYPOCRISY

Indian Point Continues to Serve New York Well BY THOMAS CAREY

Last week the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) held its annual public meeting on Indian Point Energy Center’s safety record. Entergy, the owner of the two generating plants located in Buchanan in northern Westchester, will thankfully continue generating emission free electricity for our region, including our transit systems, hospitals, schools and homes until 2021, as part of an agreement with the State of New York. After that time it is scheduled to voluntarily cease operation. The facility recently completed its next-to-last refueling, spending $100 million in wages, materials and generating economic activity through spending on hotels, restaurants, and other local businesses, as workers perform refueling and maintenance. Indian Point, managed by a team of nuclear science and engineering experts with the support of New York’s labor community,

consistently earns high safety ratings from the independent and rigorous NRC. The plant operates safely, efficiently and spews no air pollution. NRC meetings such as this, Hudson Valley-style, have for years been shrouded in highly staged theatrics: Grandmas in Little House on the Prairie outfits singing about Armageddon, discredited and non-peer reviewed theories on nuclear science being shamelessly promoted and other hyperbole designed to grab media attention, but not add to a serious discussion. Indian Point provides $1.6 billion in annual economic output to New York State. In Westchester County alone, 3,000 jobs depend on Indian Point’s continued operation, and that will soon be gone. Beyond the immediate economic impact, Indian Point’s continued operation prevents the release of 8.5 million metric tons of carbon dioxide annually, which is equivalent to keeping 1.6 million cars off the road each year. The NRC is to be commended for being professional in the face of NIMBY hysterics, but now our state and region must address the costs of taking 2,000 megawatts of power off the grid, killing thousands of jobs and doing irreparable harm to our economy and environment.

Entergy was stuck in the longest relicensing process in NRC’s history; 10 years and counting. Low wholesale electricity prices and the ongoing, high-level opposition to the plant lead by environmentalists and elected officials -- to the tune of over $200 million dollars in additional expenditures and legal costs-resulted in a business decision to negotiate an early shut-down. The state got what it wanted: Indian Point will close decades earlier than planned. The many highly trained experts and blue collar union jobs that kept this plant operating safely will be lost. In keeping with the axiom “you break it, you buy it,” the state is now responsible for the aftermath and planning must begin immediately to fix this problem. We’re fortunate to have another four years of Indian Point’s clean, affordable, reliable power. Let’s work together to make the best situation we can for the workforce and local community through collaboration and cooperation vs. confrontation. Thomas Carey is a business agent of Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 21, and President of the Westchester-Putnam Central Labor Body (https://www.wpclb.org/). WWW.NYAREA.ORG

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LAUREN BAILEY MOBILITY MANAGER, CAPITAL DISTRICT TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY Birthday: 08/13/1991

S EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT of the New York State Young Democrats, Lauren Bailey is passionate about getting more young people involved with political campaigns and electing more millennials. “Why is it so hard to get young people engaged?” Bailey says. “We look at the political landscape and we see it as a realm that is for old people in suits.” It’s a perception that, in some ways, doesn’t match the reality. Bailey points out that it is often young people who are working on the ground to motivate voters, writing legislation and implementing policy. “There’s nothing sexy about local office, but that’s where it starts, isn’t it? And if we’re not putting that in people’s minds that they can run for local seats and local positions, we’re going to continue having the same issue,” she says. But, at least for now, Bailey doesn’t envision running for office herself. In her time working as chief of staff for state Assemblyman John McDonald, she enjoyed talking policy but often found herself feeling disconnected from the people most impacted by the laws, she says. Now, as mobility manager for the Capital District Transportation Authority, she feels deep satisfaction working on the ground, helping turn policy into reality. “I like doing the day-to-day implementation,” she says. “As frustrating as minutiae can be, I really enjoy being the problem-solver and taking a piece of policy or a decision and making it work.”

EDUCATION

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JOE BONILLA MANAGING PARTNER, RELENTLESS AWARENESS LLC Birthday: 05/28/1986

Twitter: @joe_bonilla

HEN JOE BONILLA was developing a new public relations, public affairs, events and design agency, he and his business partner were brainstorming what to call the firm. “We were looking in the thesaurus, and we were looking for different names, and everybody has a name with communications or agency or whatever, so we thought, we have to be a little bit different here,” Bonilla recalls. “So we wanted to evoke that we’re going to be nonstop in our approach, but we want to say that we’ll do any sort of outreach, whether it’s on the ground, or through traditional or digital means.” They latched onto “relentless” and “awareness” – and they’ve been Relentless Awareness ever since. Since its 2012 launch, the organization has grown into a six-member team with more than 35 clients, including elected officials, manufacturers and hospitality companies. Among Bonilla’s successful campaigns were for upstate ride-hailing services and promoting the local craft beverage industry. “One of the bills we’re working on right now is to allow movie theaters to be able to serve alcohol,” Bonilla says. “We’re working on building a coalition of craft beverage producers across the state of New York, tied in with theaters operators across the state.” Bonilla’s first job out of college was at a tech PR firm, and he hated it. But he loved communications, and he built on his University at Albany degree in public policy with a focus in community engagement. “I always wanted to be part of the public conversation and help folks,” Bonilla says.

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KATHLEEN BRADY-STEPIEN ASSOCIATE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, UPSTATE, COUNCIL OF FAMILY AND CHILD CARING AGENCIES Birthday: 03/04/1986

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Vassar College

Twitter: @kbs2725

A T H L E E N BR ADY-STE PIE N started her career working with children as a clubhouse director for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo. “It’s so great to work with children because they have their whole lives ahead of them,” she says. “You have the chance to influence them positively.” When Brady-Stepien realized that some of her charges needed more help than she was trained to provide, she enrolled in graduate school to become a social worker. There she saw she could bring a unique viewpoint to policy work aimed at helping children. “The body of knowledge that you’re able to get through the social work field helps you to think about policy in a different way,” she says. “It just helps you think about how different systems interact with one another, and how systemic factors ... really interplay and act, unfortunately, as barriers to women, children and families.” Now, Brady-Stepien fights for policies that will help the Council of Family and Child Caring Agencies’ member nonprofit organizations, which provide support to foster care and child welfare programs. “I don’t think that I would be able to do this role without having experience on the microlevel because as I’m doing advocacy and walking the halls of the Capitol and visiting members of the Legislature, I’m able to draw on my own stories and my own experience from working directly with kids,” she says.


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ALI CHAUDHRY DEPUTY SECRETARY FOR TRANSPORTATION, OFFICE OF GOV. ANDREW CUOMO Birthday: 12/28/1982

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Ohio Wesleyan University; Albany Law School

T’S NOT OFTEN that you hear someone wax poetic about infrastructure, but Ali Chaudhry is the exception. Chaudhry remembers so clearly what it felt like when he arrived in the United States for the first time at the age of 18: He was utterly floored. “I grew up in Pakistan, halfway around the world, and infrastructure of this scale was something I’d never seen before. The scale of the interstate system, the highway system, the airport infrastructure, mass transit, the subways – I’d never seen anything like that growing up,” he says. “Still to this day, I can’t help but be fascinated by our infrastructure and in awe.” Now, as Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s deputy secretary for transportation, Chaudhry oversees operations and policy at all transportation state agencies and public authorities. He works daily to shape strategy for repairing New York City’s aging subway system. He has played a key role in the replacement of the Tappan Zee Bridge. Far from being a dry topic, infrastructure is at the core of American success and liberty, he says. “Travel and mobility is the ultimate form of freedom. To be able to just get up and go where you want to go without an obstruction – whether it’s financial obstruction, or security obstruction, or just lack of infrastructure – I think most people don’t realize how empowering that is for residents every day,” he says.


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SALEEM M. CHEEKS COUNSELOR, PUBLIC AFFAIRS, ERIC MOWER + ASSOCIATES Birthday: 08/27/1979

EDUCATION

SUNY Oswego

T WAS EARLY on in his career when Saleem M. Cheeks got hooked on the fast pace of communications in the upper echelon of government. It’s been years since he was deputy press secretary and spokesman for Gov. George Pataki, but Cheeks’ work life is still marked by diverse challenges and a sometimes frenzied pace. As a public affairs specialist at Eric Mower + Associates, he tackles everything from crisis communications and reputation management to media relations and community outreach. “Having a job doing the same thing day in and day out would not work for me,” says Cheeks, who has been in his position for more than a decade. The way he sees it, working as a generalist with a portfolio that's always changing keeps him fresh. “Each new challenge that comes at you is an opportunity to grow, to learn new skills and to push yourself,” says Cheeks. “Being stagnant, being complacent, is not something I’m comfortable with.” For the past nine years, Cheeks has put those same skills to use on behalf of charter schools. He has served as a trustee on three different school boards and advocated on behalf of educational innovators. In addition, he has been appointed by four governors to SUNY Oswego’s College Council. “The transformative power of education to change lives and the trajectory of individuals … can’t be overstated,” he says. “It is a powerful thing to expand access to good-quality education.”


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DAN CLARK REPORTER, THE BUFFALO NEWS AND POLITIFACT NEW YORK Birthday: 12/11/1991 Twitter: @DanClarkReports

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University at Albany

AN CLARK KNEW he wanted to be a journalist from first day of college because of the 2008 election. After graduating from the University at Albany as a journalism major in 2014, he got a job with “Capital Tonight,” but when PolitiFact announced it would be partnering with The Buffalo News last year, Clark jumped at the opportunity. “When the PolitiFact job opened up, I was skeptical at first, but I looked into it and I think the service they provide no one else does,” he says. “The normal journalism you see everywhere else is just a ‘he said, she said’ kind of thing. What we do is make a definitive ruling on (whether) what somebody said is true or not.” While TV news often requires a quick response, Clark enjoys that he can take the time to flesh out issues and stories in his new job. Clark is also the only openly gay man in the Capitol’s Legislative Correspondents Association. He recently married Will Brunelle, who formerly worked at Politico New York and now works for SKDKnickerbocker. While Clark didn’t plan to cover the state Capitol, he enjoys it now. “Without us, people wouldn’t know how to vote. They wouldn’t know how to feel about certain issues. They wouldn’t be as informed as they are now,” he says. “That’s what drives me forward. When people say to me, ‘Oh, I didn’t know that happened to be a fact or is this way,’ encourages me, because I know I’m making a difference.”


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SARA COOPER GRASSROOTS AND POLICY COORDINATOR, NEW YORK STATE NETWORK FOR YOUTH SUCCESS Birthday: 08/30/1992

Twitter: @ScoopSpeaks

S A TEENAGER, Sara Cooper could see all too clearly the ways she’d had it rough. Her mom was working multiple jobs while raising her alone. Cooper herself was a survivor of abuse. So it was memorable when the high schooler’s mother told her she should take note of how fortunate she was. “My mom told me that I was lucky I had a roof over my head, and that she was working a few jobs to make ends meet, and that I had a family who loved me,” Cooper remembers now. “She told me to think about people who had experiences much worse than I had growing up. And a lightbulb went off for me.” A few weeks later, Cooper traveled to New Orleans to volunteer. Years after Hurricane Katrina, the suffering brought on by the storm – and by what she viewed as the government’s failure to do its job – was still very real for the children and families she met there. Her mother’s words rang in her head, and Cooper resolved to work to help kids in need. At the age of 24, Cooper has already made good on that promise. She's the grassroots and policy coordinator for the New York State Network for Youth Success, where she advocates for afterschool and summer programs that help kids facing hardships similar to what she encountered as a child. “I want a world where kids have access to programs that help them succeed,” she says.

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JAMES CURRAN SPECIAL COUNSEL TO STATE SENATE MAJORITY LEADER JOHN FLANAGAN Birthday: 03/14/1988

HEN JAMES CURRAN arrived at Albany Law School, he quickly realized that the monotony of billable hours and personal injury cases wasn’t for him. He had always been a politics junkie, and he realized that a law degree could be his ticket into government. When he landed an internship at the Assembly Office of the Minority Counsel, he felt he had found his place. “Watching minority members fight for change in their districts, and even the little adjustments they were able to make to bills, always impressed me,” he says. Curran has a preference for what he calls “back bench work,” and he now works behind the scenes as special counsel to state Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan. Curran is charged with resolving differences between members and cementing policy agreements. “I like the competing interests,” he says. “I like the policy work of it as well, hearing both sides of an argument and trying to craft legislation (so that) everyone walks away a little unhappy.” The work couldn’t be done properly without the expertise of Albany’s lobbyists, Curran says. “Every single need that you could possibly imagine has an association or organization that speaks for it,” he says. “They’re able to articulate what it’s like in the field, and I think it helps avoid the unexpected consequences of legislation that sometimes you hear horror stories about.”

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CARMEN DE LA ROSA ASSEMBLYWOMAN Birthday: 12/25/1985

EDUCATION

Fordham University

Twitter: @CnDelarosa

HILE SOME GO to Albany to cozy up to power and money, much of Carmen De La Rosa’s first session in Albany has been spent working with some of the least powerful people in the state: prisoners. “I represent a community that is made up of minorities, working-class individuals mostly,” she says. “And as a woman of color, I know the impacts of the criminal justice system in communities like mine.” That’s why she chose to join the Assembly Correction Committee, and why one of her very first bills was about providing free transportation to those visiting loved ones in state prisons. And with Raise the Age legislation passing in the budget this year, De La Rosa has been learning a lot about criminal justice in the state. “I love the fact that I’ve come in in a moment when this issue was back in the forefront of the conversation,” she says. De La Rosa grew up in Upper Manhattan and got into politics as an undergrad at Fordham University. After graduation, she worked for Assemblyman Daniel O’Donnell before joining New York City Councilman Ydanis Rodríguez’s office, but she never imagined herself as an elected official until an Assembly seat opened up. “I actually decided that I could be a voice for the people in my community,” she says. “If there were other people in government that were doing this work, why not bring my perspective into the fold?”


New York’s Hospitals and Doctors Already Have Sky-High Medical Malpractice Costs Let’s Make Sure Albany Doesn’t Make Things Even Worse New York’s world-class hospitals and doctors spend billions annually on medical malpractice costs—by far the nation’s highest. It’s stark proof of a flawed system in need of sensible reforms. But once again—and well aware that the push to repeal the Affordable Care Act could wreak financial havoc on health care in New York—trial lawyers are pushing deeply misguided bills in Albany that would vastly increase medical malpractice costs and divert resources from patient care. We urge the NYS Legislature to reject the following harmful, unnecessary bills: • A.3339/S.4080 – Extends Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations • S.6738 – Increases Trial Lawyer Contingency Fees • A.1404/S.243 – Denies the Right to Interview Later-Treating Providers • A.1500/S.412 – Permits Recoveries Against Third-Party Defendants • A.1386/S.411 – Expands Awards for Economic and Noneconomic Damages • A.1415 – Forces Providers to Make Uninformed Pre-Trial Decisions


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ERIN DESANTIS NEW YORK ASSISTANT STATE DIRECTOR, NATIONAL FEDERATION OF INDEPENDENT BUSINESS Birthday: 06/21/1978

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B.A., Hamilton College; M.A., Johns Hopkins University

Twitter: @erindesantis

FTER SERVING AS a confidential assistant and legislative aide to Gov. George Pataki, Erin DeSantis took a break from government to become the first employee of a small public relations firm. She helped grow the firm’s account revenue eightfold in one year – and she got a close-up view of what it takes for a small business to succeed. Now, as assistant state director for the National Federation of Independent Business in New York, DeSantis works every day with small business owners helping them to succeed. “They are stewards of the community; they’re a backbone of the economy, and they just constantly face an uphill battle trying to keep up with regulations and mandates and navigate state government,” she says. DeSantis is proud that she has helped the organization grow. She spends her time surveying members about their needs, writing bill memos, drafting comments on proposed regulations and addressing inquiries from prospective members. She spends a great deal of time on the phone with members talking to them about their worries and concerns. “I do a lot of listening and a lot of therapy,” she says. “Our membership is so diverse that I can be talking to a farmer about dairy prices … one minute and the next minute I can be helping an employer find the advocate for business at the worker’s compensation board.”


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JILLIAN FAISON DIRECTOR OF NEW YORK STATE GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS, HOUSING WORKS Birthday: 11/04/1983

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University at Albany

N THE HOME where Jillian Faison grew up, public service was a deeply held value. Her father worked in state government to ensure that recently released prisoners had help rebuilding their lives. Her mother was a special education administrator who started a diaper cooperative for families with disabled children. At school, Faison saw the ways in which special education students were labeled and dismissed. But at home, her mother focused on the humanity and worth of every child. “Both my parents started at the front line,” she says. “Their passion certainly was something that … rubbed off.” Faison now uses her background in activism and law to spark broad change through shifts in public policy. As an assistant county attorney for Albany County, she created a program to help juvenile offenders pay restitution to the victims of their crimes. As a senior legislative representative for the United Federation of Teachers, she helped to win paid family leave and a $15 minimum wage. Now, Faison is the director of New York state governmental affairs for Housing Works, where she works to secure the implementation of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Ending the Epidemic blueprint to eliminate the HIV epidemic in the state by 2020. “The more that I work in public policy, the more that I see the opportunity to effectuate change,” she says. “The late nights and the crazy hours sometimes translate into wonderful, earth-shattering changes that really help people.”


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DAVID M. FRANK EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CHARTER SCHOOL OFFICE, STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Birthday: 09/25/1981

Twitter: @dfranknyc

N THE SECOND half of the legislative session, one of the hottest topics was raising the cap on charter schools in New York City. But while Albany lawmakers waged a battle over the number of charters, David Frank continued to focus on policies to improve the quality of existing charter schools. “In that role, we create innovative models for at-risk students, we work with the schools we authorize to share effective practices to connect schools with one another,” Frank says. “We’re also the regulator, so we’re providing monitoring and oversight. We’re ensuring schools are complying with education law. We’re ensuring schools are providing opportunities for English language learners and students with disabilities and economically disadvantaged students.” And for charter schools that don’t perform or are out of compliance, it’s Frank’s job to shut them down. Frank, who has been in the role for a little over a year, got his professional start serving students with disabilities in Pittsburgh. The Queens native returned home and took a job at the New York City Charter School Center, where he helped develop a single online application for all city charter schools. He then transitioned into government work, joining the New York City Department of Education, including implementing a law on rental assistance for charters. “I’ve always worked with at-risk students, students with disabilities,” Frank says. “I’ve been trying to create high-quality public education options for all students, even if they have a disability or are newly arrived immigrants to the country.”

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KEN GIRARDIN POLICY ANALYST, EMPIRE CENTER FOR PUBLIC POLICY Birthday: 12/06/1984 Twitter: @EmpireCenter

HEN KEN GIRARDIN was hired at the Empire Center for Public Policy in 2014, he was brought on to do communications

and marketing work. “That lasted for about a week,” Girardin recalls. E.J. McMahon, the research director of the fiscally conservative budget watchdog group, quickly broadened his role. “I think when E.J. found out I could read policy material without having to sound out the words, he sort of hijacked me and started having me more and more work on analysis.” Girardin has worked on energy policy and examined Start-Up New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s controversial economic development program that created only a few hundred jobs despite an investment of more than $50 million. “Having been at the forefront telling people that Start-Up New York was imploding was pretty rewarding,” he says, “because I was able to tell people what was going to happen, and then demonstrate that it happened eight months later.” The work is liberating for Girardin, who previously managed campaigns and worked for state lawmakers and grew tired of dealing with shades of gray. “It’s a lot of fun,” he says. “I think I have one of the best jobs in Albany because I get to go and give an honest take on policy without having to worry, oh gosh, how will this make my boss work, or how will this hurt somebody at the polls in the fall.”

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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ALEXANDRA M. GREENE SENIOR POLICY ADVISOR, EMPIRE STATE DEVELOPMENT Birthday: 01/07/1981

EDUCATION

Boston College

Twitter: @alexandra_magna

LEXANDRA GREENE DIDN’T grow up on the right side or wrong side of the tracks. “For me, as a black woman from Schenectady, New York, I like to say that I grew up on the tracks,” she says. “I’ve seen what it’s like, experienced what it’s like not to have, and to have.” Among the opportunities she had was attending high school at a Connecticut boarding school, enrolling as an undergraduate at Boston College, and earning a law degree at the University of Connecticut and a graduate degree in education at Columbia University. “It really was in law school where I saw that there was a need for effective and efficient government,” she says. “So how do we best get resources to everyday people and families? … A lot of times we see, whether it’s bureaucracy, whether it’s poor decisions on the implementation side, you need to keep that pipeline clear.” In 2013, she joined the Cuomo administration and has focused on economic development, worker protection and minority- and women-owned business enterprises. But as she rises in her professional career, she never forgets that many of her peers from Schenectady had fewer options. “It’s personal in figuring how we can best deliver resources and services to marginalized communities,” she says. “So how can we open the door for the voiceless, the vulnerable, the marginalized folks, have-nots and more importantly keep that door open so folks have the opportunity to not just live but be successful – like I did.”


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MICHELLE HOOK DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS AND STRATEGY, MILLENNIUM PIPELINE CO.

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Birthday: 04/30/1978

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University of Maryland; University at Albany

Twitter: @Msmithhook

HEN MICHELLE HOOK was 12, she took a behind-the-scenes tour of a local TV newsroom. She saw the lights, the cameras, the journalists making phone calls and the frenzied preparations. Then, at deadline, she saw it all smoothly come together into a polished newscast. She was – for lack of a better word – hooked. Hook spent years as a news anchor and reporter. After leaving to work in media relations, she became deputy press secretary for state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Then, as deputy communications director for Gov. Andrew Cuomo, she oversaw communications for eight agencies – which included coordinating the response to the 2015 Clinton Correctional Facility escape. Now the director of communications and strategy for the Millennium Pipeline Co., Hook has worked in a wide variety of roles, but the fast pace, occasional frenzy and driving deadlines have been a constant. She wouldn’t have it any other way. “I work better on deadline,” Hook says. “That’s just how I’ve been trained.” After all these years, she still loves being part of the news world – and putting her instincts and knowledge to work. “It’s understanding what resonates with reporters, what the headline’s going to be, what the red flags are that you need to watch out for when pitching a story or prepping someone for an interview,” she says. “There’s no exact science to it. A lot of it is just your gut and your experience in the industry.”


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KYLE H. ISHMAEL EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, NEW YORK STATE BLACK, PUERTO RICAN, HISPANIC & ASIAN LEGISLATIVE CAUCUS Birthday: 03/20/1985

EDUCATION

St. John's University

Twitter: @KyleIM

YLE H. ISHMAEL didn’t set out to become the executive director of the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic & Asian Legislative Caucus. He first started practicing family law in the Bronx before joining the New York City Office of Child Support Enforcement, where he helped noncustodial parents find employment so they could pay child support. “It really married some very important issues to me, like economic security and access to justice,” he says. “I also just have a personal passion helping people find jobs.” Ishmael took a job with the caucus after realizing that it confronts many of the issues he feels passionately about. “The work of my life has always been fighting for underserved communities, marginalized communities. Again, being a lawyer I’m always looking at providing increased access to justice for people,” he says. “Even within our group of 56 members, there’s a lot of diversity and that’s one of the first things I learned coming on to the job.” As a man of color who is also bisexual, Ishmael cares about these issues personally. His current position was the first opportunity he had to line up his professional passions with his personal interests. “I see issues that impact my community, so it’s great to know that when I go to work every day (on issues) that are particular to the members I work with, but also to ... my community as well,” he says. “That definitely keeps me going and that’s exciting.”


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Cory Loomis and all of City & State’s Class of 2017

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MICHELLE JACKSON DEPUTY DIRECTOR AND GENERAL COUNSEL, HUMAN SERVICES COUNCIL OF NEW YORK Birthday: 05/16/1981

EDUCATION

Saint Mary's College of California

Twitter: @mpjackson

HOUGH SHE CALLS herself a “procurement nerd,” it wasn’t a foregone conclusion that Michelle Jackson would become one of the nonprofit sector’s go-to resources on policy. While studying at Suffolk University Law School, she dreaded classes on contracts and instead visualized herself shouting on the steps at City Hall. But when the San Francisco Bay Area native arrived at the Human Services Council of New York in 2008, she learned that while most see nonprofits as people feeding the hungry or housing the homeless, the sector hinges on back-office administrative staff. “A lot of my job is being one of the few people who lives and breathes government contracting and nonprofit procurement, which is just a ridiculous thing you would have said to me nine years ago,” says Jackson, now a deputy director and general counsel at HSC, which represents more than 170 nonprofits statewide. Jackson works across the city and state to advocate for the needs of human services organizations, especially on improving regulations and obtaining sustainable funding. Among her achievements has been the launch of the HHS Accelerator, an effort to streamline New York City procurement. She’s also seen nonprofits beginning to talk more about progressive issues and even wading into the fray as activists. “We can’t stay out of the poverty conversation and serve people who are in poverty,” she says.


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LISABETH JORGENSEN STAFF ATTORNEY, NEW YORK’S UTILITY PROJECT Birthday: 03/23/1980

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New York University Tisch School of the Arts; New York Law School

ISABETH JORGENSEN took a recent weekend away in Portland, Maine, as a learning opportunity. “It happened to be the open commercial waterfront day!” she says. So she spent her day walking up and down the piers doing, looking at lobster traps and smelling a fish auction up close. “It was definitely an interesting look!” Jorgensen’s natural curiosity shines through her career path. She graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and worked as an actor and theater producer for years before becoming an executive assistant at a private equity firm. She liked the job, but curiosity got the best of her and she made the decision to go to law school at age 29. A stint in city government reviewing small businesses’ minority- and women-owned business enterprise appeals led her to government and policy work, which eventually brought her to New York's Utility Project, a program of the Public Utility Law Project of New York. “What was most important to me was to work in an organization that would allow me to do legal work that would directly affect the public,” she says. She’s currently leading a legal fight trying to keep energy service companies from overcharging vulnerable customers. Jorgensen’s also fed her curiosity by managing the organization's consumer help line for those struggling to deal with energy bills and other problems with utilities. “These callers are typically emotionally distressed, generally feeling helpless,” she says. “It’s very satisfying to provide the caller with a workable solution.”


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NICHOLAS A. LANGWORTHY CHAIRMAN, ERIE COUNTY REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE Birthday: 02/27/1981

Twitter: @nicklangworthy

ICHOLAS A. LANGWORTHY glows in the photo, his hands up in triumph. Above it is The Buffalo News headline from Nov. 6, 2013: “GOP Dominates Erie County.” It hangs on the county Republican Committee chairman’s office wall as a reminder of his proudest moment – helping elect a Republican majority in the Erie legislature. That success may seem like small ball to man who was named to the executive committee on President Donald Trump’s transition team. But local politics is a big deal to this Western New Yorker. “Last year was such a national-focused year, it’s really refreshing to get back to basics,” he says. “My focus is the 154 elections across Erie County, ranging from countywide offices like controller and clerk and sheriff, right down to town and village boards.” Langworthy has gotten results since taking over seven years ago, taking the county legislature and electing a Republican county clerk for the first time in years. Though he’s heir apparent to state GOP Chairman Ed Cox, Langworthy says he’s focusing on Erie County’s economic revival. “I won’t be ready to spike the football until we start to see people moving here for opportunity,” he says. “That’s not happening yet.”

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MICHAEL LIEBERMAN VICE PRESIDENT OF GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS, NEW YORK CREDIT UNION ASSOCIATION Birthday: 04/25/1988 Birthday: 04/25/1988

OMEWHERE IN Michael Lieberman’s family photo albums is a picture of him, as an infant, holding a copy of the American Bar Association’s magazine. With a dad who was an attorney for the state of New Jersey and a preschool class filled with other lawyers’ kids, Lieberman always knew he was headed to law school, but it wasn’t until he got an internship with a lobbying firm that he knew he’d found his career path. “As an attorney, I view this as an alternative practice of law,” he says. “It allows me to use my legal training and skills in a different context.” Lieberman is passionate about helping the state’s credit unions and nonprofit cooperatives that he says help communities but struggle under regulatory burdens intended for larger institutions. In some ways, Lieberman’s work in Albany is similar to courtroom law, he says. At meetings with lawmakers, he still marshals all his skills to make a clear and convincing argument, and to explain and take apart the arguments of his opponents. And he spends endless hours in preparation, just as he would for court. “I pride myself on being substantively prepared for every meeting that I attend,” he says. “You have to be able to think on your feet and you have to be able to engage in a dialogue.”

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Ohio State University; Albany Law School

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CORY LOOMIS LEGISLATIVE DIRECTOR, PATRICK B. JENKINS & ASSOCIATES; THE RIDDELL GROUP LLC Birthday: 09/05/1990

ORY LOOMIS balances two jobs – as full-time legislative director for Patrick B. Jenkins & Associates and part-time legislative associate for The Riddell Group – but he has built a similar rep-

utation at both. “I usually get pointed to as being the wonk for my firms,” he says. “I’m kind of the behind-the-scenes guy.” Loomis is, indeed, a wonk at heart. He loves working on research papers and delving into the nitty-gritty details of issues impacting his firms’ clients, which span a variety of fields including higher education, health care and labor. “When you start putting pieces together and you see the argument come together or the issue fleshing out, to me I find that very exciting,” he says. “When something’s intellectually engaging, and I can see a pragmatic use for it or a practical use for it, then I feel like I’m really doing my job well.” Loomis says his favorite part is studying opponents’ arguments and playing devil’s advocate in brainstorming sessions to flesh out arguments and shape strategy. The approach circumvents confirmation bias, says the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy graduate. “It’s all about keeping ourselves flexible and not narrow-minded,” he says. “It helps us come up with more creative solutions or middle ground. It helps us see what levers to pull and when to pull them, rather than just going with one mindset.”

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B.A., SUNY Fredonia; MPA, Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University at Albany


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SEAN MAHAR ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS, STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION Birthday: 03/22/1980

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Siena College

Twitter: @seanmaharunreal

ROWING UP, Sean Mahar spent a lot of time hiking in the forests behind his parents’ house on Saratoga Lake. “The environment and nature has always been a part of me,” Mahar says. “I really set out to try to make sure I was doing everything I could with a career that worked to protect the environment.” Mahar has done that. He majored in environmental studies at Siena College and then began working at Audubon New York, where he stayed for more than a decade. He eventually became the organization’s director of government relations, helping to pass statewide conservation measures. In 2015, he began working inside the government as assistant commissioner of public affairs for the state Department of Environmental Conservation. Mahar says he is enjoying telling the story of the work the agency is doing around the state. Under his guidance, the agency’s social media efforts have been growing, and the agency has been profiling workers – from the environmental engineers who respond to chemical or petroleum spills to the forest health technicians who combat invasive species. Mahar is also focusing on efforts to educate New Yorkers about how to be better conservationists at home. “Our water, our air, our land is really important, and we share this planet with all other living things, and people should be very cognizant of that,” he says.


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JOE MALCZEWSKI DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS, STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE

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University at Buffalo

Twitter: @joemalz1

ROWING UP, Joe Malczewski watched his father put in long hours to run the family’s hardware store in Buffalo. He saw the way his father built relationships and treated others. “My father has led by example throughout his entire life,” Malczewski says. “The way that he treated everyone with respect even if it was the first time meeting them showed me how to operate at a really young age.” It was through his father’s run for town supervisor that Malczewski got his first taste of political campaigning. Not yet in high school, he rollerbladed door to door handing out campaign materials. Years later, working on the campaign of a candidate for the office of Erie County executive, he started to see that he had found his calling. Now, as the deputy director of intergovernmental affairs for state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Malczewski oversees efforts in the western part of the state. He played a key role in laying the groundwork for the eventual passage of the Abandoned Property Neighborhood Relief Act, and he worked on local efforts to ban microbeads in personal care products. “I believe that life’s about the impact that we have on other people. That’s the way that I try to operate. And I work in an arena that allows me to help people on a very consistent basis,” Malczewski says. “That’s why I got into government and politics.”


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ALEXANDRA C. MOORE DIRECTOR OF LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS, THE ROFFE GROUP Birthday: 06/25/1982

Twitter: @AlexandraD1025

N COLLEGE, Alexandra C. Moore was a chemistry major until a particularly difficult class prompted her to switch her focus to political science. Now, as the director of legislative and regulatory affairs for The Roffe Group, her fascination with science and interest in politics have come together to transform her role. After starting out working at the front desk about a decade ago, Moore has worked her way up through the organization, adding new responsibilities and taking a deep dive into the complex economic and scientific topics she needs to understand to represent the firm’s energy clients. “I’ve really become a little bit of an energy nerd,” she says. “I really do enjoy trying to understand the energy system as a whole, whether it be at the (New York Independent System Operator) and how energy is sold on a day-to-day market or the policy behind why we should be pushing for a clean energy market.” Moore, who’s also the group’s compliance officer, says that perhaps the most challenging part of her lobbying work is to convince stakeholders to prioritize long-term results. “Everyone is so concerned, rightfully so, with the direct impact on the ratepayers, and it’s harder to see the long-term effects of things,” she says. “Trying to convince everybody that this is what’s good for New York as a whole and for your children and your grandchildren … it’s not always the most pressing issue for them.”

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LIZ MORAN WATER AND NATURAL RESOURCES ASSOCIATE, ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCATES OF NEW YORK Birthday: 09/13/1991

Twitter: @LizAGMoran

IZ MORAN ALWAYS cared passionately about the environment. As a girl, she was obsessed with the animated movie “FernGully: The Last Rainforest.” Around age 6, she convinced a friend to go with her around town picking up trash from the street in honor of Earth Day. But as Moran grew up, she thought she would become a scientist. Then, while studying at the University at Albany, she joined the school’s New York Public Interest Research Group chapter and got to participate in a student lobbying day. Working with Laura Haight, then the group’s senior environmental associate, Moran was awestruck. “Watching her as she engaged with legislators just seemed so empowering to me,” she says. “It felt like a way through the inside to influence change.” Now, as the water and natural resources associate for the Environmental Advocates of New York, Moran is collaborating with the residents of Hoosick Falls, who have been dealing with their own water contamination issues. Just like when she was a kid on Earth Day, Moran is committed not only to the issue but also to sharing her passion and bringing others onboard to join the fight. “I clearly find it empowering to connect with another person and show them why something is so important to work on, and maybe even connect it back to them, so they can draw from their own experience and understand why it’s so important,” she says.

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DANIEL C. OH MANAGING PARTNER, CAPITAL COMPANIES NY Birthday: 06/28/1983

ANIEL C. OH was always fascinated by real estate. While attending the University at Albany, he got his sales license. After he graduated, he worked doing highend residential and commercial appraisals in New York City and the Hamptons. Once he started looking around for an investment property, he quickly realized that there was tremendous opportunity back in his old university stomping grounds. Oh founded Capital Companies NY and began purchasing and renovating properties in Albany, Cohoes and Troy. His investment in more than 100 units in the area has helped spark a revitalization in downtown Albany and beyond. “A lot of these cities are very well built, and they have beautiful buildings,” says Oh, explaining that he is taking advantage of a cultural shift. “People (are) going back to cities. … In Albany, Troy, Cohoes, it’s possible to have that kind of city-style living and walkability without the crazy overhead of living in New York City and Chicago.” Oh, who now lives in a downtown Albany loft building that he renovated, is happy to see the impact his development is having on the capital area, but he says he’s no activist. “That’s not my main driver. I can’t say I have purely altruistic motivations,” he says. “I like to be somewhere middle of the road. I want to make money, but if I can make some money and do some good, I will compromise some money to do some good any day.”

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University at Albany


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LILIAN VIEIRA PASCONE CHIEF OF STAFF, NEW YORK DEPARTMENT OF STATE Birthday: 06/12/1983

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Swarthmore College; Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University

Twitter: @lvpascone

ILIAN VIEIRA PASCONE entered law school with a plan. She had lived in China for years and gained proficiency in Mandarin, and she wanted to go into corporate law, possibly returning to Asia. But as she approached her graduation from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University, Pascone realized her heart wasn’t in it. She wanted to engage in the world around her – and help change that world for the better. Pascone became a voting rights fellow at the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, where she used her language skills to educate voters about their rights, trained people to monitor polling places and helped with voter hotlines. She moved on to become the legislative and budget director for thenNew York City Councilman Mark Weprin and eventually the chief of staff for the New York Department of State, where she oversees high-profile initiatives such as the Liberty Defense Project, which provides legal representation to immigrants facing deportation. “Working in politics is just fascinating,” Pascone says. “I like that you’re constantly balancing competing interests, but at the same time finding a way to get to a yes. So you have this very practical skill set that you’re using, it’s intellectually stimulating – all of the writing, the drafting, the policy work – and then it’s all tied together by knowing that everything you’re doing is to help people. … It’s impossible to be bored.”


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ED RA ASSEMBLYMAN Birthday: 11/04/1981

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Loyola University Maryland

Twitter: @EdwardRa19

HEN ED RA ran for an open Assembly seat in 2010 at just 28 years old, he saw an opportunity to be a new political voice in his district. “I grew up around government and politics,” Ra says, noting that his father was involved with the town council. “Particularly in the Legislature, there’s an opportunity to work on issues you really care about. For me, things like affordability on Long Island.” While serving as the ranking minority member of the Assembly Education Committee from 2013-16, Ra also focused on reforming the controversial Common Core educational standards. Ra went to Loyola University in Maryland, where he met his wife. He majored in computer science and was in student government. Afterward, he attended St. John’s University School of Law and is licensed to practice law in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. After college, Ra served as deputy town attorney for the town of Hempstead and was an aide at the state attorney general’s office. So what’s next for the assemblyman? “To me, it’s always going to be a question that if there are other offices that end up being an opportunity and I see an opportunity to go work on things I care about. I wouldn’t hesitate to jump on some other position,” he says. “But I’m very happy working in the Assembly and I have another year in this session and I hope to finish up this session strong.”


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ESTEBAN “STEVE” RAMOS SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE COMMISSIONER, STATE OFFICE OF ALCOHOLISM AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES Birthday: 02/16/1978

STEBAN “STEVE” RAMOS got into more than his share of trouble as a kid growing up in a public housing complex in Upper Manhattan. When he enrolled at LaGuardia Community College, a book assignment changed

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LaGuardia Community College; Lehman College; Yeshiva University

his life. Reading “Savage Inequalities,” Jonathan Kozol’s searing analysis of inequities in the United States’ public school system, Ramos felt he had to take action. “I was angry, but I didn’t lose hope,” he says. “Someone with extra help, encouragement, guidance and support, they can make it over that barrier. … I was an example of someone who can get through that.” Ramos spent more than a decade working in different roles for Fresh Youth Initiatives, a Washington Heights youth development organization, ultimately becoming its executive director and expanding the group’s budget and reach. When he moved into government work as an Empire State Fellow with the state Office of Children and Family Services’ Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth, Ramos helped create a college living unit within the Brookwood Secure Center. “By working with the youth, you’re impacting families. By impacting families, you’re impacting a community. That was very powerful,” says Ramos, now special assistant to the commissioner at the state Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. “Now I can take these experiences and impact lives on a state level.”


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KELLY RYAN SENIOR ASSOCIATE GENERAL COUNSEL, UNITEDHEALTHCARE Birthday: 11/06/1979

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Russell Sage College; Moritz College of Law, Ohio State University

OMING OUT OF law school, Kelly Ryan had intended to delve into the world of international development and post-conflict reconstruction. Instead, she ended up building a career focused on state health policy, working both inside and outside of government. “I ended up in diplomacy one way or the other,” jokes Ryan, now the senior associate general counsel for United Healthcare. “It’s very much the same kind of skill set: finding out what people care about, expanding the pie, and making everybody feel good with the resolution.” As a former counsel to state Sen. Martin Golden, Ryan says she learned how much reputation matters. “As a staffer, I think you recognize pretty quickly that you have to rely on people who are experts in their industry, and I think you also recognize pretty quickly who you can and can’t rely on,” says Ryan, who explains that she works hard to place herself in the former bucket. “People know I’m a straight shooter and I’ll tell them what I can, and I try not to play games,” she says. “You don’t get stuff done if people don’t trust what you’re saying or don’t think that you’re being genuine.” Even in the politically fraught realm of health care policy, Ryan believes most players have the interests of New Yorkers at heart. “Assuming that kind of positive intent across the board, I think, is the right way to approach work in and with government,” she says.


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KRISTIN SALVI GOVERNMENT RELATIONS DIRECTOR, AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION AND THE AMERICAN STROKE ASSOCIATION Birthday: 02/19/1983 Twitter: @KristinSalvi191

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University at Albany

OON AFTER Kristin Salvi graduated from college, her father was injured by a suicide bomber in Iraq and rushed to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Salvi saw the impact that nurses there had on her father, as the medical team discovered that the bombing had saved his life by revealing a large, undetected stomach tumor that would have suffocated him from the inside. It was a dramatic experience, and it left Salvi determined to become a nurse. Her mother urged her to slow down and give her first degree a chance: Salvi had been working as a legislative assistant for state Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno, and she’d been inspired by the experience of helping constituents with health-related concerns. Salvi realized that she could bring both her passions together: She became a grass-roots organizer and then assistant director of governmental affairs for the New York State Nurses Association. Recently, as government relations director for the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association, she played a major role in winning $200 million in funding for the 750-mile Empire State Trail. Choosing to stay in the world of government and health advocacy was the right fit, Salvi says now. “I thrive on the downtown, everyday lobbying, the hustle and bustle of budget season,” she says. “I don’t know how my bedside manner would be.”


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EDGAR SANTANA DIRECTOR OF POLITICAL AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS, LABORERS' EASTERN REGION ORGANIZING FUND Birthday: 5/21/1978 Twitter: @edgarsantana

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Fordham University; Wilmington University

S DIRECTOR OF political and governmental affairs for the Laborers’ Eastern Region Organizing Fund, Edgar Santana works behind the scenes on behalf of the 40,000 members of the construction laborers organization across the New York City area, New Jersey, Delaware and Puerto Rico. The organizing fund has been working on behalf of the Mason Tenders District Council of Greater New York and Long Island to increase safety for construction workers, and supported the successful push to renew 421-a, which offers tax abatements aimed at spurring affordable housing. It is also backing Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s push to increase infrastructure spending. A history buff, Santana got involved in government and politics after realizing the roles they’ve played throughout everyday life. “I realized that if I really wanted to be helpful to people, and impactful in a way that helps a lot of people, that government is the way to do it,” he says. He has served on the New York State Democratic Committee and on Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign. In 2015, Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano named Santana as a trustee on the city’s Board of Education. When he speaks to students, he encourages them to be civically minded – and not just in presidential elections. “Focus on your local government, your local politics and get engaged there,” he says. “Because a lot of stuff happens at the local level, a lot of stuff happens at the state level, and that impacts your life.”


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RACHEL SILBERSTEIN STATE GOVERNMENT REPORTER, GOTHAM GAZETTE Birthday: 05/07/1985

Twitter: @rachelsilby

HE THING Rachel Silberstein most likes about journalism is telling the truth. “That was the aspect that always drove me to be a journalist,” she says. “And politics is one area where a lot of it is spin, so there’s a lot of opportunity to tell the truth and just cut to the bottom of it and cut to the facts.” Silberstein has always been something of a contrarian, she says, and she relishes the opportunity to hold public officials accountable for their words and actions. Since joining Gotham Gazette in December as a state government reporter, she has worked hard to push the boundaries of her beat, authoring stories on conflicts of interest in Queens Surrogate’s Court, and drawing attention to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s failure to make his ethics reform proposals a reality. As larger newspapers are scaling back their state government coverage, Silberstein is all too aware that important stories are going uncovered. It makes the work she’s doing even more vital, she says. “There’s so much stuff to write about and so few of us that we can’t possibly cover every committee meeting or thing that happens,” she says. “Corruption grows in the darkness,” Silberstein adds. ”Politicians are very powerful and handle a lot of money, a lot of taxpayer dollars, and very few people are writing about what’s happening with it, so it’s very cool to be in a position to hold them accountable.”

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JOE STELLING ASSOCIATE STATE DIRECTOR, AARP NEW YORK Birthday: 07/03/1979

Twitter: @JoeStelling

S A TEENAGER, Joe Stelling had always been aware of social justice issues, but they seemed pretty abstract. Then one day, after driving his brother to a job interview at the New York Public Interest Research Group, he got to hear some activists talking about the issues the group was tackling. It didn’t take long for Stelling to pick up a clipboard and start knocking on doors. “It was sort of the lightbulb going off,” Stelling says. He realized: “Civic engagement is the vehicle to make a difference.” Stelling spent the next 15 years working with NYPIRG, ultimately becoming the group’s environmental campaign organizer. Then in 2015, he joined AARP New York as associate state director. It’s a different group of activists, but it is the same work that he loves. “I’m working with older New Yorkers. They have terrific attitudes and they want to make a difference, and I really feed off of that,” he says. “It’s great to see the passion in community members and to help channel that, and help them be effective in advancing important issues.” Stelling is particularly proud of the work he’s done helping to secure the passage of new paid family leave legislation and the CARE Act, which helps to support family caregivers. “They’re about helping real people with the issues that we confront on a day-to-day basis,” he says. “Everybody is either a caregiver or a recipient of care … at one point or another.”

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University at Albany

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PHOEBE STONBELY MANAGER OF OPERATIONS AND OUTREACH, LAWSUIT REFORM ALLIANCE OF NEW YORK Birthday: 02/13/1989

EDUCATION

University at Albany

HEN PHOEBE S T O N B E LY had the chance to help launch an organization straight out of college, she jumped at it. After nearly seven years as the manager of operations and outreach for the Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York, she has been a vital part of the group’s growth to more than 5,000 members. Stonbely had the unique opportunity to help craft her role with the organization. As a result, she handles a wide variety of responsibilities, including payroll, benefits, budgeting, press, event planning and social media. But one of the best parts of the job, she says, is working with her colleagues. “When we work together here, we sit down, we brainstorm. We work really cohesively, and we play off of each other’s skills,” she says. “There’s a lot of flexibility within our work environment.” Stonbely was a marketing major at the University at Albany, and she feels she has built a role for herself that makes use of her background. “When you’re lobbying for issues, a lot of that is marketing as well. It’s trying to make individuals understand your issue and become part of your fight, part of your mission,” she says. It’s all part of the skill set that drew her to marketing as a student, she says. “I like interaction. I like talking to people and engaging,” she says. “It’s gathering the right information to communicate with people.”


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KEVIN STUMP

NORTHEAST DIRECTOR, YOUNG INVINCIBLES Birthday: 03/09/1988 Twitter: @KevinStump

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SUNY Plattsburgh

EVIN STUMP arrived at SUNY Plattsburgh just before the economic downturn. He saw firsthand the impact of government cutbacks, and learned quickly that as a member of student government he could make a real difference for his fellow students. Stump successfully fought to protect the school’s education requirements from changes driven by budget issues. Ultimately, he transformed his love of activism into a major in community organization and advocacy. Now, he is still fighting for the state’s young people. As the northeast director of Young Invincibles, a nonprofit representing young people on policy matters, he helped win the inclusion of the new Empire State Apprenticeship Program in this year’s budget. The program aims to give young people the skills they need to take over unfilled jobs left behind by aging manufacturing workers. “I couldn’t imagine myself doing anything else,” Stump says of his work. “When we get it right, we’re able to help more people. We’re able to maximize human kindness through systems change.” Stump is the only on-the-ground Albany staffer for Young Invincibles, and he is responsible for fundraising, policy analysis as well as research design and execution. “Young people are the greatest investment and the greatest asset that any society has,” Stump says. “Today’s generation is worse off than their parents. … It’s a reversal of the American story, and it’s all hands on deck to make sure that we get back to an America that provides economic opportunity to all.”


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PROGRAM AND POLICY DIRECTOR, LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF NEW YORK STATE Birthday: 11/28/1991

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B.A., College of Staten Island; MPA, Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University at Albany

T A TIME of deeply partisan politics, Jennifer Wilson has experience on both sides of the aisle. She interned with then-Assemblyman Joe Borelli, a Republican, and after graduating from the College of Staten Island and completing graduate studies at the University at Albany’s Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy, went to work for U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer. “We had so much fun together even though I disagreed with him on pretty much everything,” Wilson says of Borelli. “It’s so funny I went from this ultra-conservative to Chuck Schumer. But after working for (Schumer for two years) I was kind of done with the whole public office, constituent work and being behind the scenes and wanted to transition into nonprofits.” Wilson then joined the League of Women Voters of New York State, where she delves into issues the nonprofit seeks to address. “The stuff we work on is all stuff that would help people and would make people’s lives better – whether it’s voting and helping people vote better or making our government more transparent,” she says. “If I’m bored of something, I’ll just working on something else.” She’s excited for her future at the League of Women Voters, even though longtime legislative director Barbara Bartoletti is retiring. “I’m a fresh face and I’m trying to modernize everything and get us more active on social media and stuff, and (the organization) is turning 100, as well, so I definitely hope to be here a while,” she says.


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The must-read news source for New York’s nonprofits Edited by AIMÉE SIMPIERRE PERSPECTIVES

THINK CITY ETHICS RULES DON’T APPLY TO YOU? THINK AGAIN.

FORMER NEW YORK CITY CORRECTION COMMISSIONER JOSEPH PONTE RESIGNED LAST MONTH AMID ETHICS QUESTIONS OVER HIS USE OF A CITY VEHICLE.

By CLAUDE M. MILLMAN

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F YOU WORK for a nonprofit funded by the city of New York, and you think you don’t have to worry about the city’s internal staff ethics rules, think again. The rules, designed to protect the integrity of decisions made by city employees and prevent personal interests from intruding on public duties, are often not noticed until they’ve been broken. Perhaps you’ve read coverage of guidelines released this year about Mayor Bill de Blasio’s legal defense

fund or read about city officials’ personal use of government cars and thought you’ll never have those problems. Well, contrary to what you may have thought, if you contract with or receive grants from the city and interact with employees who work for city agencies, such as the Administration for Children’s Services, the Education Department or the Human Resources Administration, the city’s conflicts of interest rules can, in all likelihood, become a problem for nonprofits.

City employees are subject to the conflicts of interest law – found in Chapter 68 of the New York City Charter – which is enforced by the Conflicts of Interest Board. This includes teachers at schools where you may run your after-school program or the auditor who interacts with your program and finance departments. Chapter 68 sets out ethics standards that city employees and former employees must meet – or suffer fines and other penalties. While it wasn’t designed to regulate nonprofit contractors or grantees,


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it’s become increasingly important for organizations dealing with the city to understand that interactions with current and former city employees can be subject to conflicts of interest regulations. To begin with, the ethics law has been amended to govern gifts from lobbyists to city employees. So, at a minimum, city contractors and grantees need to be familiar with those provisions because nonprofit ex-

where there are improprieties, tarnished in the city’s vendor integrity database. As if this were not reason enough, city contracts lawyers have also given many nonprofit contractors a new reason to study Chapter 68. Many city contracts prohibit contractors from causing a city employee to violate an ethics rule. Therefore, a law designed to regulate government employees can become a tool that city agencies may use

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IF A CITY EMPLOYEE ASKS A CONTACT AT YOUR ORGANIZATION TO PURCHASE COOKIES FOR A KID’S SCHOOL CLUB – THAT’S AN ETHICS VIOLATION. ecutives can be considered lobbyists under the law. While the rules permit some gifts, a nonprofit executive – and even that executive’s spouse – could be fined, and in some cases criminally prosecuted, for offering gifts to a city employee. In addition, Chapter 68 purports to empower the Conflicts of Interest Board to “render forfeit and void” certain “transactions” deemed to be involved in an ethics violation. While the board has never used this provision, and it’s never been tested, it justifies attentiveness to the city’s conflicts of interest rules since the city could conceivably invoke it to cancel your organization’s grant or contract. It’s also possible for nonprofits to get dragged into government ethics investigations and scandals due to quite tangential connections. If, for example, the Conflicts of Interest Board investigates a government employee for attending a gala thrown by a government contractor – even if their attendance is legal – the contractor may be subpoenaed and questioned, mentioned in public statements, referenced in media accounts and,

to ensnare your nonprofit if your staff gives a city employee a gift, such as an in-kind service or a donation to the city employee’s favored cause. If you’re thinking, “I won’t get in trouble if I’m ethical,” think again. Chapter 68’s standards are not always intuitive. Things that seem fine violate the law and vice versa. For example, which scenario raises more questions under Chapter 68: An after-school program contractor recruits a gym teacher to work for it from the public school hosting the program; or that same contractor hires the mayor’s education policy adviser? Under Chapter 68, employing a city gym teacher to coach at the after-school program raises ethical concerns that will be expensive or impossible to untangle. The teacher may be barred from communicating with city employees at the school for a year, which may render the teacher useless to you. By contrast, the mayoral adviser will likely be able to represent your organization at meetings with the New York City schools chancellor immediately without violating Chapter 68. Issues can also arise in innocent, trivial

settings. For example, if a city employee asks a contact at your organization to purchase cookies for a kid’s school club, that may seem like nothing, but Chapter 68 bells should go off, since this will generally be an ethics violation. Bear in mind these sample situations where city ethics issues can arise: • A city employee attends an event hosted by a contractor. • A city employee receives something from a contractor, including an award, a meal, a present or a ticket to an event. • A city employee endorses or promotes a contractor or its program. • A city employee negotiates for or accepts a job from a contractor. • A nonprofit learns about a project that the city is developing, but has not publicly announced. • A nonprofit employee calls his or her former city agency to find out an email address. • A former city employee, who now works for a nonprofit, works on a project that the employee was on when employed by the city. Fortunately, these issues can be managed. Here are some tips on how to avoid being ensnared by the city’s ethics rules. • Designate someone to be responsible for ensuring that your organization does not become entangled in ethics violations and to be responsible for coordinating the organization’s response if a problem arises. • Review your city contracts and grants. Make sure you know which, if any, contain clauses incorporating the city’s ethics laws. Incorporate the laws into your subcontracts to make sure that your obligations flow down to subcontractors. • Include a reference to the city’s ethics laws in your organization’s code of conduct. Make sure that it’s a violation of your code to cause a city employee to violate Chapter 68. • Train employees on the city’s ethics laws. The materials on the Conflicts of Interest Board’s website are a good start. But training specific to your position as a contractor or grantee is likely to be more effective.

Claude M. Millman is a partner at Kostelanetz & Fink LLP. He is a former director of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Contract Services and a former commissioner on the city’s Charter Revision Commission.

MORE ONLINE • Beyond being a socialite and philanthropist, Jean Shafiroff is quite a proficient board member, unafraid of doing her research and getting deeply involved in various causes that matter to her. Shafiroff joined us for an Insights podcast to talk about her book that was released last year, “Successful Philanthropy: How to Make A Life By What You Give,” and share advice for board members. To see the full versions of these stories and subscribe to First Read Nonprofit, visit nynmedia.com.

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PUBLIC and LEGAL NOTICES / CityAndStateNY.com

June 19, 2017

June 19, 2017

M & N NEWBURGH DEVELOPMENT, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 07/08/2016. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 465 Tenth Ave., 2nd Fl, NY, NY 10018. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Notice of Foreign Registration of Freeborn & Peters LLP. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 4/27/17. Office location: NY County. LLP registered in IL on 7/31/03. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLP upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 230 Park Ave., Suite 630, NY, NY 10169, principal business address. Cert. of Reg. filed with IL Sec. of State, 501 S. 2nd St., Springfield, IL 62756. Purpose: practice the profession of law. Notice of Qualification of AION Construction Services LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/18/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 08/19/15. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 11 East 44th St., Ste. 1000, NY, NY 10017. Address to be maintained in DE: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts of Org. filed with the Secy. of State, Division of Corporations, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., - Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities. Notice of Qualification of Intrepid Pursuits LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/10/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 03/08/10. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 222 3rd St., Ste. 4000, Cambridge, MA 02142. Address to be maintained in DE: One Commerce Center, 1201 Orange St., Ste. 600, Wilmington, DE 19801. Arts of Org. filed with the Secy. of State, Division of Corporations, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities.

Notice of Qualification of AION Management LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/18/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 03/10/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 11 East 44th St., Ste. 1000, NY, NY 10017. Address to be maintained in DE: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts of Org. filed with the Secy. of State, Division of Corporations, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., - Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities. Notice of formation of 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. 303 GREENWICH DONUTS LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 05/02/2017. 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, 303 Greenwich St., NY, NY 10013. Reg Agent: Suhail Sitaf, 111 Fulton St., Unit 608, NY, NY 10038. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Notice of Formation of VideoJam Technologies LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/8/17. 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: 25 Robert Pitt Dr., Ste 204, Monsey, NY 10952. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is Vcorp Agent Services, Inc., 25 Robert Pitt Dr., Ste 204, Monsey, NY 10952. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of RAISED PROJECT LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/10/17. Office location: New York Co. 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 CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of GASTONIA PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/04/17. 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, regd. agent upon whom and at which process may be served. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

Notice of Qualification of Eagan Insurance Agency, L.L.C. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 4/26/2017. Office location: NY County. LLC organized in LA on 6/9/1954. 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. LA and principal business address: 2629 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, LA 70002. Arts. of Org. filed with LA Sec. of State, 8585 Archives Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70809. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of MAGDA IN THE STREAM LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/24/17. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: 509 Madison Ave., 4th Fl., NY, NY 10022. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of STUDIOS BELOW CANAL LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/01/17. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Neil Hamamoto, 16 Desbrosses St., Unit #2N, NY, NY 10013. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of SWORD CAPITAL LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/4/17. 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 Fernandez de Cordova Family Office, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 1/23/17. 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: 25 Robert Pitt Dr., Ste 204, Monsey, NY 10952. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is Vcorp Agent Services, Inc., 25 Robert Pitt Dr., Ste 204, Monsey, NY 10952. Purpose: any lawful activity. . Notice of Formation of CHESTNUT PARK PRESERVATION GP, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/03/17. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: 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.

Apply EBP, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY 5/4/17. Office: NY County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to LLC: 234 E 35th St. 8F, NY, NY 10016. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Notice of Formation of Sero Management, LLC. Arts of Org filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/20/2017. Office loc: NY County. SSNY designated agent upon whom process may be served against LLC to. SSNY shall mail process to: US Corp. Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave., Ste. 202, Brooklyn, NY 10014. Purpose: any lawful act. Notice of Formation of Polaris Strategy LLC. Arts of Org filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 3/30/17. Office loc: NY County. SSNY designated agent upon whom process against LLC may be served and shall mail process to: c/o US Corp Agents, 7014 13th Ave, Ste 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: any lawful act. Notice of Formation of 7 OCEAN LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/12/17. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: One Rockefeller Plaza, 20th Fl., NY, NY 10020. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Paul D. Barnett at the princ. office of the LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of TLM EQUITIES, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/08/17. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: 205 E. 85th St., Apt. 14H, NY, NY 10028. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Qualification of Liberty Newco LP. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/4/17. Office location: New York Co. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 3/30/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 15 Watts St, Fl. 5, NY, NY 10013. DE address of LP: 160 Greentree Dr., Ste 101, Dover, DE 19904. List of names and addresses of all general partners available from SSNY. 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 Hughes Ave Lender LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/12/17. Office location: New York Co. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 225 Broadway, Fl. 32, NY, NY 10007. Purpose: any lawful activity.

Notice of Reg. of CANAM NEW YORK REGIONAL CENTER, L.P. XI. Cert of LP filed with the SSNY on 04/10/2017. Office loc: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LP, 88 Pine St., Ste 2010, NY, NY 10005. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Latest date upon which LP is to dissolve: 01/01/2027. Notice of Qual. of DYNAMIC & JOULE CONSTRUCTION GROUP, LLC, Authority filed with the SSNY on 04/11/2017. Office loc: NY County. LLC formed in LA on 04/07/2017. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, Attn: Joshua McCoy 9800 Airline Hwy Ste 420, Baton Rouge, LA 70816. Address required to be maintained in LA: 9800 Airline Hwy Ste 420 Baton Rouge LA 70816. Cert of Formation filed with LA Sec. of State, Comm. Div., P.O. Box 94125, Baton Rouge, LA 70804. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Notice of Formation of The Spaceshipp, LLC filed with SSNY Feb 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: 1864 7th Ave, #31, NY, NY 10026. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Notice of Formation of 268 Henry Residences, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/21/17. Office location: New York Co. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is National Registered Agents, Inc., 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of REBEL MOTION, LLC. Arts of Org filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/6/2017. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to principal business address: 108 Fifth Avenue, #10C, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful act. Notice of Formation of Get Things Done LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/28/17. 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: 405 Lexington Ave, NY, NY 10174. 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.

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Notice of Qualification of CLINTON AFFORDABLE LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/10/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 05/08/17. Princ. office of LLC: c/o The Hudson Companies Inc., 826 Broadway, 11th Fl., NY, NY 10003. 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 DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of The Inventor And The Tycoon Film Project, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 2/28/17. 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, NY, NY 10022. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of Little Man Tate, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/3/17. 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: 5 9th Ave, NY, NY 10014. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of Erwin Films, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/09/17. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Erwin Films, LLC, 26 Broadway, Ste. 1301, NY, NY 10004. Purpose: any lawful activities. Notice of Qualification of Daybreak Solar, LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/23/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 04/21/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 Eighth Ave., NY, NY 10011. Address to be maintained in DE: 160 Greentree Dr., Ste. 101, Dover, DE 19904. Arts of Org. filed with the Secy. of State, Division of Corporations, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., - Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities. Notice of Formation of Entertainment Studios P&A LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/05/17. 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 CT Corporation System, 111 Eighth Ave., NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activities.


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Notice of Qualification of Akin’s Army LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State: 4/12/17. Office location: NY Co. LLC formed in DE: 4/7/17. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o National Corporate Research, Ltd. (NCR), 10 E. 40th St., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10016. DE addr. of LLC: NCR, 850 New Burton Rd., Ste. 201, Dover, DE 19904. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful act. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A LICENSE, SERIAL # 1303065 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 480 AMSTERDAM AVE NEW YORK, NY 10024. NEW YORK COUNTY, FOR ON PREMISE CONSUMPTION. TWO MELONS LLC. Notice of Formation of 16 Monroe Residences, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/21/17. Office location: New York Co. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is National Registered Agents, Inc., 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. NOTICE OF FILING OF APPLICATION OF AUTHORITY OF FOREIGN LLC: BRIELLE SA OPCO, LLC. App for Auth filed with SSNY 1/31/17: NJ LLC organized 7/26/16: Office: Richmond Co. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to princ bus addr in NJ: c/o Brielle SA OPCO, LLC, 125 Village Blvd, Ste 304, Princeton, NJ 08540. A copy of the LLC’s Cert of Form on file with Dept. of Treasury of the State of NJ. Purpose: Any lawful business, purpose or activity. Notice of Qualification of Procuratio, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/4/17. Office location: New York Co. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 3/30/17. 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.

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Notice of Formation of 190 Maple Parkway, LLC filed with SSNY May 3, 2017. Office: Richmond County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to LLC: PO Box 518 New Providence, NJ 07974. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Notice of Formation of T5 Soho LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/17/17. 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: 589 8th Ave, Fl. 10, NY, NY 10018. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of Ellipsis Art, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/28/17. 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: 333 E 53rd St, PHE, NY, NY 10022. Purpose: any lawful activity.

June 19, 2017 Notice of Formation of 50 WEST APARTMENT 57B LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/19/17. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: 55 Fifth Ave., 15th Fl., NY, NY 10003-4398. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Robert Kantor at the princ. office of the LLC, regd. agent upon whom and at which process may be served. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of 557561 EAST NEW YORK AVE LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/14/16. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 225 Broadway, Fl. 39, NY, NY 10007. Purpose: any lawful activity.

Notice of Formation of 4934 SUNRISE ASSOCIATES LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/23/16. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: 7 Penn Plaza, Ste. 1100, NY, NY 10001. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 7 Penn Plaza, Ste. 618, NY, NY 10001. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

Notice of Qualification of STARR STRATEGIC HOLDINGS, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/6/16. Office location: New York Co. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 2/26/16. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 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 Formation of Cohen Girl At Sea Productions, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 2/6/17. 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: 750 Lexington Ave, NY, NY 10022. Purpose: any lawful activity.

APP FOR AUTH for PONTIAC INTELLIGENCE LLC App for Auth filed with SSNY 5/5/2017. LLC Registered in Delaware on 4/12/2017 Off. Loc.: New York Co. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY to mail copy of process to The LLC, 135 W. 20th Street, New York, New York, 10011. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity.

Notice of Formation of ELLIPSIS SOCIAL VENTURES, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 6/2/15. Office location: New York Co. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 209 W 21st St, Apt 2D, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity.

Notice of Qualification of GCF Network Accelerator, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/17/17. Office location: New York Co. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 5/11/17. 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: 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 Qualification of Hammana LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/26/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Texas (TX) on 3/30/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 250 W 93rd St, 14F, NY, NY 10025. TX address of LLC: 1100 Louisiana St, Ste 5100, Houston, TX 77002. Cert. of Formation filed with TX Secy of State, James E. Rudder Bldg, 1019 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701. Purpose: any lawful activity.

Notice of Formation of MARCUS AURELUS, LLC filed with SSNY May 24, 2017. Office: Richmond County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to LLC: Marc Aurelus 167 Brighton Ave 1st Fl, Staten Island, N.Y 10301. Purpose: any lawful act or activity.

Notice of Qualification of Concentus Partners GP Cayman LP. Authority filed with NY Dept. of S t a t e on 5/11/17. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 712 5th Ave., 34th Fl., NY, NY 10019. LP formed in Cayman Islands (CI) on 2/27/17. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LP 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. CI addr. of LP: c/o CO Services Cayman Ltd., PO Box 10008, Willow House, Cricket Square, Grand Cayman KY1-1001, CI. Name/ addr. of genl. ptr. available from NY Sec. of State. Cert. of LP filed with An Authorized Officer, Registrar of Partnerships, CI, 133 Elgin Ave., George Town, Grand Cayman KY1-9000. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Notice of Qualification of KNOBBE, MARTENS, OLSON & BEAR, LLP Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 04/26/17. Office loc: NY County. LLP formed in California (CA) 12/28/95. SSNY designated as agent of LLP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLP, 1133 Av of the Americas Ste. 362130, NY, NY. CA addr. of LLP: 2040 Main St FL.14, Irvine, CA 92614. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy of State of CA, 1500 11th St, Sacramento, CA 95814. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of Girl At Sea Film Project, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 2/6/2017. 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: 750 Lexington Ave, NY, NY 10022. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of GREAT EMPIRE 7508 REALTY LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/28/16. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 139 Centre St, #310, NY, NY 10013. Purpose: any lawful activity. DELICIOUS ENTERPRISES LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 05/23/2017. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Helen M. Gurrera, 170 E. 87th St., Apt. E10C, NY, NY 10128. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Notice of Formation of Honos Consulting, LLC filed with SSNY 3/2/17. Office loc: NY County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 7014 13th Ave STE 202 Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: any lawful act or activity.

Notice is hereby given that a license, number 1302979 for wine and beer has been applied for by the undersigned to sell wine and beer at retail in a restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 15 West 28th Street, New York, NY 10001 for on-premises consumption. Ima Pizza Store 21 LLC d/b/a & Pizza Notice of Formation of METRIC CAPITAL PARTNERS LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/23/17. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: 159 Bleecker St., Unit 2C, NY, NY 10012. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of Annie Weir & Co LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/21/17. 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: 25 Robert Pitt Dr., Ste 204, Monsey, NY 10952. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is Vcorp Agent Services, Inc., 25 Robert Pitt Dr., Ste 204, Monsey, NY 10952. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of Cohen Inventor And Tycoon Productions, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 2/28/17. 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, NY, NY 10022. Purpose: any lawful activity NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A LICENSE, SERIAL # 1303154 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 362 WASHINGTON ST PEEKSKILL, NY 10566. WESTCHESTER COUNTY, FOR ON PREMISE CONSUMPTION. JUMPING PARTY RENTALS CORP. NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF Reach Contact LLC. A 
 ppl for Auth filed with Secy of State of NY (SSNY) 03/15/17. Office loc: NY County. LLC formed in DE 10/20/2015. SSNY designated as an agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process against the LLC to: 8 
 88 7th Ave, NY, NY 10019. Princ bus addr of LLC: 5 
 51 Fifth Ave, 21st FL, NY, NY 10176 C 
 ert of LLC filed with Secy of State of DE,
2711 Centerville Rd., Ste 400 Wilmington DE 19808
. Purpose: any lawful act or activity.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A LICENSE, SERIAL # 1303075 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 257 SMITH ST BROOKLYN, NY 11231. KINGS COUNTY, FOR ON PREMISE CONSUMPTION. VANDREY LLC. Notice of Qualification of AssuredPartners NL, LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/26/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 07/06/11. Princ. office of LLC: 2305 River Rd., Louisville, KY 40206. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. DE addr. of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Jeffrey W. Bullock, Secy., 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Insurance services. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A LICENSE, SERIAL # 1303077 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 472 BEDFORD RD PLEASANTVILLE, NY 10570. WESTCHESTER COUNTY, FOR ON PREMISE CONSUMPTION. SAIMS LLC. Notice of Qualification of 56 Leonard 55th Floor LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/18/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 5/17/17. 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. Notice of Qualification of River Run Solar, LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/23/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 04/21/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 Eighth Ave., NY, NY 10011. Address to be maintained in DE: 160 Greentree Dr., Ste. 101, Dover, DE 19904. Arts of Org. filed with the Secy. of State, Division of Corporations, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., - Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities.


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June 19, 2017 COLMAN ART ADVISORY, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY 5/1/2017. Office loc: NY County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: US Corp. Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave, Ste. 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Notice of Formation of FT 328, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/3/17. 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: 176 7th Ave, #1B, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of JKO Capital LLC. Art. of Org. filed with SSNY 4-17-17. Office Location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC for service of process. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to c/o Jonathan Ko, 1160 3rd Avenue, Apt. 6J, NY, NY 10065. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity. Notice of Formation of Backupapp LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/28/17. 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: 30 Wall St, Fl. 8, NY, NY 10005. Purpose: any lawful activity. JODI DELL DESIGNS, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 04/27/2017. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Jodi Dell’Aquila, 210 W 70th St. Apt 604, NY, NY 10023. Reg Agent: Jodi Dell’Aquila, 210 W 70th St. Apt 604, NY, NY 10023. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Notice of Formation of PB Organizing Services, LLC Arts of Org filed with Sec of State of NY 05/23/2017. Office loc: NY County. SSNY designated agent upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to LLC: 910 5th Ave, #7B, NY, NY 10021. Purpose: Any lawful act. Notice of Formation of X91 Design Studio LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) 4/4/17. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: US Corp Agents Inc, 7014 13th Ave, Ste 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of Abbey Place, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 6/5/17. Office location: NY County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 71 Fancher Rd., Pound Ridge, NY 10576. Purpose: any lawful purpose.

Notice of Qualification of Silver Lake Solar, LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/23/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 04/21/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 Eighth Ave., NY, NY 10011. Address to be maintained in DE: 160 Greentree Dr., Ste. 101, Dover, DE 19904. Arts of Org. filed with the Secy. of State, Division of Corporations, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., - Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities. Notice of Qualification of Pier 4 Marina Owner Mezz, L.L.C. Authority filed with Secy of State of NY 04/18/17. Office loc: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware 03/31/17. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o National Registered Agents, Inc., 111 Eighth Ave., NY, NY 10011. Address required to be maintained in home jurisdiction: National Registered Agents, Inc., 160 Greentree Dr., Ste. 101, Dover, DE 19904. The name and address of the authorized officer in the jurisdiction where a copy of its arts. of org. are filed is: DE Secy of State, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., Federal & Duke of York Sts., P.O. Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of MHD Heights, LLC. Arts of Org filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 5/24/17. Office loc: NY County. SSNY designated agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to LLC: 511 Canal St, Ste 600, NY, NY 10013. Purpose: any lawful act. Notice of Formation of Park Slope Plaza Associates West LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 6/5/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 14 W 23rd St, Fl. 5, NY, NY 10010. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of PERFECT JSK 6701 18 AVE LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 6/1/17. 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: 202 Centre St, FL. 6, NY, NY 10013. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of Matchabar Bottling LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/3/17. 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: 111 John St, Ste 2510, NY, NY 10038. Purpose: any lawful activity.

Notice of Qualification of Maple 80 Maiden Minority Owner, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 6/7/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 6/6/17. 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. Notice of Qualification of RIVERBOAT ENERGY LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 6/7/17. Office location: New York Co. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 6/6/17. 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: 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 Formation of GREAT EMPIRE BEVERLY REALTY LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/10/17. 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: 139 Centre St, #310, NY, NY 10013. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Qualification of NAPIER PARK AIRCRAFT LEASING ROLLOVER Feeder FUND I LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 6/6/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 6/5/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 280 Park Ave, Fl. 3, NY, NY 10017. 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 264 BC, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/07/17. 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 Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, 1285 Ave. of the Americas, NY, NY 10019-6064. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

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PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE

New York City Dept. of Consumer Affairs

New York City Dept. of Consumer Affairs

New York City Dept. of Consumer Affairs

Notice of Public Hearing

Notice of Public Hearing

Notice of Public Hearing

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to law, that the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs will hold a public hearing on WEDNESDAY, JULY 12TH, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at 42 Broadway, 5th floor, on a petition for SONNY LOU INC to ESTABLISH, MAINTAIN, AND OPERATE an unenclosed sidewalk cafe at 195 10TH 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, JULY 19TH, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at 42 Broadway, 5th floor, on a petition for LA PETIT AMELIE, LLC to MAINTAIN, AND OPERATE an unenclosed sidewalk cafe at 566 AMSTERDAM AVE in the Borough of Manhattan for a term of four 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:

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to law, that the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs will hold a public hearing on WEDNESDAY, JULY 19TH, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at 42 Broadway, 5th floor, on a petition for A.B.C. HOME FURNISHINGS INC to MAINTAIN, AND OPERATE an unenclosed sidewalk cafe at 38 E 19TH ST in the Borough of Manhattan for a term of four years.

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

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, JULY 19TH, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at 42 Broadway, 5th floor, on a petition for TWO MELONS LLC to ESTABLISH, MAINTAIN, AND OPERATE an unenclosed sidewalk cafe at 480 AMSTERDAM 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 Stone Sherick Consulting Group (NY), LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed w/ Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/28/17. Office in NY County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Stone Sherick Group Consulting, LLC, 230 N. 2nd St., Ste. 3D, Phila., PA 19106, registered agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: Any lawful act/activity. Notice of Formation of NYIM 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: 25 Robert Pitt Dr., Ste 204, Monsey, NY 10952. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is Vcorp Agent Services, Inc., 25 Robert Pitt Dr., Ste 204, Monsey, NY 10952. Purpose: any lawful activity.

NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION of Greenwich Village Social Club, LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/4/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in DE on 1/5/17. SSNY designated agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to: 7014 13th Ave., #202, NYC 11228. Principal business address: 47 W. 126th St., #4, NYC 10027. DE address of LLC: 300 Delaware Ave., #210-A, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of LLC filed with Secy. of State of DE located at: 401 Federal St., #4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful act.​ Notice of Qualification of ABM Electrical Power Solutions, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 6/2/2017. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 14141 Southwest Fwy., Ste. 477, Sugar Land, TX 77478. LLC formed in DE on 12/7/1998. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE addr. of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Notice is hereby given a license, number 1303338 for on-premises Liquor has been applied for by the undersigned to sell liquor at retail under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 203 Front Street, New York, NY 10038, for on premises consumption. SUPERSPACE 2 LLC Travel Souly, LLC filed with SSNY 5/23/17. Office loc: NY County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, Attn: US Corp Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave, Ste 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.

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 YH Lex Estates LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 5/19/17. Office location: NY County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: Solomon Blum Heymann LLP, 40 Wall St., 35th Fl., NY, NY 10005, principal business address. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Notice of Formation of 122 E 22ND ST CO-INVEST, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/09/17. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of formation of Eken Design, LLC. Arts of Org filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 5/2/2017. Office loc: NY County. SSNY designated agent upon whom process may be served against LLC to: US Corp. Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave, 11228. Princ bus addr: 75 E End Ave, #17B, NY, NY 10028. Purpose: any lawful act. \Notice of Qual of STUDIO MEJA ARCHITECTURE, LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 03/22/17. Office loc: Richmond County. LLC formed in Rhode Island (RI) 12/10/15. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 11 Aleppo St, Providence, RI 02909. RI addr. of LLC: 11 Aleppo St, Providence, RI 02909. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State of RI, Div. of Business Serv., 148 W River St, Providence RI 02904. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

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

Who was up and who was down last week

LOSERS MELISSA MARK-VIVERITO Crack open a cold one on the street and toss the can on the sidewalk afterward, because the Criminal Justice Reform Act is finally in effect! The widely misinterpreted law championed by Mark-Viverito doesn’t actually decriminalize acts like peeing on the street, but it keeps offenders out of court, sending them to an administrative hearing instead. The NYPD has a way of bending rules to its interpretation, but this one seems to be going into effect as intended.

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When is a “thank you” not a “thank you?” When there’s so much tension between the IDC and state Senate Dems that a run-of-the-mill phone poll signoff was misheard as a swear – “f–k you!” – for giving the wrong answer. The Working Families Party denied it all and had the tape to prove it, but there are no winners with accusations like this. Read on for clearer cases. Fuck Thank you!

EDITORIAL editor@cityandstateny.com Editor-in-Chief Jon Lentz jlentz@cityandstateny.com, Features and Opinions Editor Nick Powell npowell@ cityandstateny.com, Editor-at-Large Gerson Borrero gborrero@cityandstateny.com, New York Nonprofit Editor Aimée Simpierre asimpierre@nynmedia.com, Managing Editor Ryan Somers, Digital Editorial Director Derek Evers devers@cityandstateny.com, Albany Reporter Ashley Hupfl ahupfl@cityandstateny.com, Staff Reporter Jeff Coltin jcoltin@cityandstateny.com, Staff Reporter Dan Rosenblum drosenblum@nynmedia.com, Copy Editor Eric Holmberg, Editorial Assistant Grace Segers PRODUCTION creativedepartment@cityandstateny.com Creative Director Guillaume Federighi, Senior Graphic Designer Alex Law, Graphic Designer Kewen Chen, Junior Graphic Designer Aaron Aniton, Digital Content Coordinator Michael Filippi, Multimedia Director Bryan Terry

TRAVIS KALANICK The Uber CEO is taking a leave of absence as his ride-hailing company looks to overhaul its corporate culture in the wake of sexual harassment allegations and other scandals. In addition, an Uber board member stepped down after making a sexist remark. And here in New York, a state court ruled that the troubled transportation startup’s drivers must be counted as employees, which make them eligible to receive employee benefits.

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Vol. 6 Issue 24 June 19, 2017

ALBANY 2017

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These wrongfully convicted men will get millions – but no apology – from NYC.

ANDREW CUOMO

Polls say the guv would crush every GOP challenger in a re-election (Donald Jr. too).

ANDY PALLOTTA

The mayoral candidate was late to protest de Blasio’s use of cars – because he drove.

MARTY GOLDEN

June 19, 2017

Cover photos by Celeste Sloman

MICHAEL GRIMM

Cover direction by Guillaume Federighi

The teachers union chief claimed victory after the state reduced required exam days.

RICHARD WHITE

JIM YATES

Apparently helping quiet Vito Lopez’s victims qualifies you for JCOPE.

WINNERS & LOSERS is published every Friday morning in City & State’s First Read email. Sign up for the email, cast your vote and see who won at cityandstateny.com.

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On the cover Jillian Faison Joe Malczewski

The state senator called a City Council candidate “fat boy,” then tried to hush it up. The feds are taking the disgraced former congressman’s cash, after he only managed to pay $10K of a $150K judgment.

The state’s Tenant Protection Unit can still investigate landlords of rent-regulated units.

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