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EDITOR’S NOTE About a month ago, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that a record 77,651 units of affordable housing had been financed since he took office. The mayor, who ran on a pledge to add 200,000 affordable units in a decade, called the latest tally the highest ever in a three-year period. “They have done something absolutely miraculous,” the mayor said, congratulating his team at the Department of Housing Preservation and Development for their work. “The amount of affordable housing that they have created is beyond our wildest dreams.” What is often overlooked or left unexplained, however, is that the bulk of this “new” housing already exists and is being preserved, not built. Indeed, of the nearly 78,000 units the mayor touted, more than 52,000 – or two-thirds – were preserved. To figure out what preserving affordable housing actually means – and how the concept has evolved over time – we reached out to City Limits Executive Editor Jarrett Murphy, who explains it all in this week’s cover story.

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CONTENTS BOCHINCHE & BUZZ ... 6

Gossip on Félix Ortiz, Bill de Blasio’s campaign funds and more

INFRASTRUCTURE ... 24

State Transportation Commissioner Matthew Driscoll and others weigh in on the “summer of hell”

NEW YORK NONPROFIT MEDIA ... 26 The New York City Administration for Children’s Services hopes a new rating system keeps kids safer

SLANT ... 28

The Rent Stabilization Association’s Joseph Strasburg says the Right to Counsel bill won’t curb homelessness

WINNERS & LOSERS ... 34

Who was up and who was down last week

AFFORDABLE HOUSING

What does de Blasio mean when he promises to “preserve” affordable housing? By City Limits’ Jarrett Murphy

COMMENTARY

Bruce Gyory says the Brooklyn DA race will be a referendum on Ken Thompson’s legacy ... 8

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Meet all the candidates you’ve never heard of in the 2017 New York City mayoral race ... 20


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Latest THIS DOESN’T SOUND SAFE Rep. Chris Collins solidified his position as Cuomo’s antagonist on Monday when he unveiled legislation that would undo the governor’s landmark SAFE Act. Collins’ Second Amendment Guarantee Act would overturn state gun control laws that are stricter than federal laws, and prevent states from enacting such stringent measures in the future. For his part, Cuomo threatened to sue if this legislation is passed.

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The Port Authority and the MTA saw some “Game of Thrones”-style power shuffling Tuesday. Gov. Andrew Cuomo appointed Rick Cotton to be the new executive director of the Port Authority, while New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie named former New Jersey state Sen. Kevin O’Toole chairman. This move caused some controversy, as O’Toole may have been involved in the Bridgegate cover-up. Meanwhile, Pat Foye, Cotton’s predecessor, was named the new president of the MTA. Foye is known in part for overseeing the Port Authority during the Bridgegate scandal and reversing the decision to close the New York-bound lanes on the George Washington Bridge in 2013. Veronique “Ronnie” Hakim, previously the interim executive director of the MTA, was named its managing director.

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C&S: You’re the co-chairman of the Problem Solvers Caucus, a bipartisan group of House lawmakers that released a plan last week to stabilize the health insurance market and fund subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. How did you decide on these fixes? TR: We came to a consensus – 43 Democrats and Republicans – that we would take a formal position to deal with what we see as a concrete problem coming down the pipeline in health care. So, through that consensus-building process and the Problem Solvers Caucus mechanisms, over the last month, we came up with a solution that we think is reasonable, narrow in scope, and is an 80 percent victory for both, but most importantly is a 100 percent victory for the American people that are caught in harm’s way with these collapsing individual Obamacare health care markets, that are occurring as we speak.

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C&S: You voted for the American Health Care Act in May, which passed with no Democratic votes in the House. Why didn’t you pursue a bipartisan path earlier? TR: We’ve been taking positions on things like tax reform and infrastructure together, (and) the first government shutdown. Through the health care debate it was pretty clear that it was a very partisan environment, until we saw the gridlock come to a head, where we couldn’t even address the concrete issue of the individual marketplace collapse. That was the moment in time about a month ago where we said, let’s just take on this narrow issue and be part of a positive process to show the American people we can govern and we’re listening to them. Just to be clear, too, I still stand for repeal of the Affordable Care Act. But I also recognize that we cannot let this concrete problem go unaddressed.

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President Donald Trump seemed to call New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio “pathetic” in a fiery speech in front of law enforcement officers on Long Island late last month. “I’ve had police that are great police that aren’t allowed to do their job because they have a pathetic mayor or a mayor that doesn’t know what’s going on,” Trump said at Suffolk Community College in Brentwood. Trump blamed Long Island’s recent scourge of MS-13 gang violence on “weak political leadership” and “weak policing.” Outside, hundreds of anti-Trump protesters gathered across the street from the college, and faced off against dozens of pro-Trump counterprotestors. Long Island was also a big focus of Trump’s speech. The president’s visits to his home state have been rare since he took office. “This is certainly being home for me,” said Trump, who grew up in Queens, which is geographically part of Long Island. “I’d come here and this was like the luxury location for me. And I love it.”

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NOT WITH OUR DINERO, BDB! New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has more money to spend in a Democratic primary than he needs. The coffers of Sal Albanese, his best-known rival, doesn’t even come close. However, the former city councilman’s Reform Party nomination in the general election has made Sal a thorn in de Blasio’s side. Case in point is that as I’m writing this B&B piece, Staten Island abogado Richard A. Luthmann was set to file a “taxpayer lawsuit” on behalf of Sal as well as Curtis Sliwa and Frank Morano – the cabezas of the Reform Party. The filing in state Supreme Court is seeking to prevent the city from paying the $2 million portion of de Blasio’s legal fees tied to his government service for the investigations into pay-to-play allegations. The investigations – which did not result in any charges against the mayor or his aides – involved possible campaign fundraising violations and special favors for donors who made contributions to his political campaign or to the nonprofit group he created to support his policies. “At a minimum this will bring media attention to an issue that the public has clearly said the mayor shouldn’t use their money for,” one insider bochinchero told me. Let’s see what happens in court. BILL DE BLASIO

ASSEMBLYMAN ORTIZ’S MAIL PROBLEMS At least four mailings sent from Assemblyman Félix Ortiz are mentioned in a complaint filed with the New York City Campaign Finance Board. A well-informed bochinchero on the matter tells me: “I’ve received a handful of mailers from Ortiz and they all have him handing out checks to groups.” The two-page missive specifically cites and accuses the most serious challenger to incumbent New York City Councilman Carlos Menchaca’s seat in Brooklyn’s 38th District of: “a clear violation of Chapter 49, §1136.1 of the New York City Charter that has a 90 day black out window.” The complainant in part wants the CFB to investigate this allegation and is requesting that the CFB “withhold public funds from the Ortiz campaign until the investigation is closed – or count these expenditures against his spending cap.” Uh-oh, Félix, you may have a problem. FÉLIX ORTIZ


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NO LATINOS IN NYC’S INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS OFICINA One would think that with Latinos making up almost 28 percent of the five condados – that’s a whopping 2,287,905 people, according to the U.S. Census Bureau – de Blasio would have at least one Latino among the employees at the Mayor’s Office for International Affairs. The lack of inclusion was brought to my attention by a bochinchero employed by the mayor. “This is blatant neglect by the mayor and his top people,” the insider (and de Blasio loyalist, to boot) told me. We checked for ourselves and the 13-member team headed by Commissioner Penny Abeywardena in fact does not include a single Latino. The incensed bochinchero – who happens to be white – told me, “Gerson, how do your people put up with this stuff?” I guess our politicos are too busy kissing the mayor’s trasero or they’re happy having a few Latino hacks in positions where they have somewhat impressive titles and collect decent salarios. REMEMBER, GENTE, IT’S ALL BOCHINCHE UNTIL IT’S CONFIRMED.

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THE WEIGHT OFKEN THOMPSON’S LEGACY THE LATE, CRUSADING DA SELECTED HIS SUCCESSOR. WILL BROOKLYN MAKE THE SAME CHOICE?

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THE MOST INTRIGUING and consequential primary in New York City this year will be the Democratic race for district attorney in Brooklyn. This primary will almost inevitably become a referendum on the reform measures put in place by the late Ken Thompson, who died last year. In 2013, Thompson pulled off an upset victory running against the tarnished tenure of six-term District Attorney Charles “Joe” Hynes. Thompson stitched together a reform coalition of minority voters and white progressives, using the connecting threads of opposing discriminatory prosecutorial discretion and wrongful convictions to defeat Hynes. The New York Times wrote that Thompson drew “national attention to himself and to his office for his efforts to restore a sense of racial equity to the borough’s courts and policing practices.” Before Thompson died suddenly in October, he anointed his top deputy, current Acting District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, as his successor. The pathos surrounding Thompson’s untimely death, at the zenith of his professional prestige, created a peculiar political dynamic. First, given the partisan breakdown in Brooklyn, it is safe to say that the winner of this Democratic primary will be elected as the next district attorney in November. Second, Gonzalez is not a central casting candidate for DA. He is slightly rumpled and lacks charisma. But he is, according to those who know him, hardworking and disciplined, with a creative, albeit wonky, policy streak. For example, Gonzalez’s innovative program training prosecutors so that immigrants are not unfairly deported due to low-level offenses has won accolades from immigrant advocates across the nation. We have a clear sense of what kind of a DA Gonzalez will be, but not necessarily his capabilities as a candidate. Third, it is a sign of the potency of Thompson’s brief legacy that despite Gonzalez’s clear allegiance to his predecessor, all of the challengers are, in one way or another, trying to seize Thompson’s mantle of reform. Let’s take a look at Gonzalez’s five primary challengers. Ama Dwimoh, of African and American Indian heritage, has impressive educational credentials and some prosecutorial pelts on her belt (see the Nixzmary Brown case) from her days working under Hynes. Dwimoh encouraged Thompson to run in 2013, after Hynes suspended her amid serious and credible allegations of her being verbally abusive to interns, but she never established herself in Thompson’s orbit.

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“ D E S P I T E GONZALEZ’S C L E A R ALLEGIANCE TO HIS PREDECESSOR, ALL OF THE CHALLENGERS ARE TRYING TO SEIZE THOMPSON’S MANTLE OF R E F O R M . ” Patricia Gatling began working in the Brooklyn DA’s office under Elizabeth Holtzman and continued under Hynes, rising to become his first assistant DA. She also served under former Mayor Michael Bloomberg as the city’s human rights commissioner. For Gatling to emerge as a true contender, her credentials must supersede her strong ties to Hynes in the minds of voters. Marc Fliedner also began his work in the Brooklyn DA's office under Holtzman, continuing to hold senior positions under Hynes, including as chief of the Major Narcotics Investigation Bureau. As with Gatling, the question becomes can Fliedner simultaneously establish a broad reform coalition given his deep ties to Hynes? Anne Swern has strong political ties, since she is the Democratic female district leader in the 52nd Assembly District, to

augment her long service under four Kings County district attorneys, including Hynes. Again, the question becomes can Swern build a broad reform appeal given her strong professional credentials, including her work directing the highly acclaimed Drug Treatment Alternative to Prison program, while avoiding Hynes’ stain on her record? Finally, New York City Councilman Vincent Gentile, a former state senator from Bay Ridge, is in the race. He served as an assistant district attorney in Queens before entering Brooklyn and Staten Island politics. His once-promising political career lost some luster after defeats for re-election to the state Senate and a failed congressional run in the 2015 special election to replace Michael Grimm. So what factors will determine the outcome of this primary? First, turnout will be enormously significant. Conventional


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wisdom portrays Brooklyn politics as an electoral contest between black and Jewish voters, with white Catholics serving as a balance wheel. However, the emergence of young, white professionals in Williamsburg and Dumbo expands the electoral potency of the so-called “Brownstone Belt” around Prospect Park – the third core pillar in Brooklyn politics. Moreover, Brooklyn’s demographic trends have increased the ranks of immigrant voters, especially Latinos and Asians. Victory will, by necessity, be the product of coalition-building from more than one or even two voting blocs in this primary. Second, labor endorsements could have an outsized impact on this contest. Gonzalez has secured the endorsements from a handful of unions with proven track records for pulling votes: United Federation of Teachers, 1199SEIU and 32BJ SEIU, Transport Workers Union Local 100, Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union as well as the Working Families Party line, which adds to his campaign’s turnout muscle. To date, none of Gonzalez’s challengers have secured a major labor endorsement. If this does not change, Gonzalez could have a significant advantage on primary day.

Third, the editorial boards, especially The New York Times and the Daily News, but also the New York Post and Newsday’s amNewYork could prove quite significant. I can hear the chortling among the political cognoscenti dismissing this point. They will point to Christine Quinn snagging all three major editorial boards and finishing a disappointing third in the 2013 Democratic mayoral primary, not to mention the dominance Hillary Clinton held in editorial endorsements over Donald Trump, to no avail in the Electoral College. But that analysis fails to measure an empirical reality here in New York. When voters sense an office is important to their lives and communities like a district attorney’s office, but feel that they don’t really know the candidates, they often look to editorial boards for guidance. For example, a Times endorsement turbocharged Eric Schneiderman’s campaign in the 2010 attorney general primary, just as the Times cleared the path for Cyrus Vance Jr.’s election as Manhattan district attorney in 2009. Endorsements were essential to Madeline Singas’ 2015 upset victory for Nassau County district attorney. Even the Daily News’ lukewarm endorse-

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ment of Thompson had a clear impact in 2013, nudging voters to toss Hynes out of office. If a single candidate in this race manages to secure an endorsement from the Times – which resonates in the expanding Brownstone Belt – and the Daily News – which has proven itself as an influential voice in recent DA races, especially since it is widely read by Brooklyn’s black as well as older Jewish and white Catholic voters – that could be a critical advantage in this contest. It will be interesting to see if the editorial writers come to a consensus choice, or if they divide their recommendations, splintering their impact. It will be fascinating to see how editorial writers weigh experience, temperament and commitment to Thompson’s reforms as well as each candidate’s past allegiance to Hynes. New York’s political pundits should take note of this primary: For the future policy roots of criminal justice reform to spread, a tree will have to grow in Brooklyn.

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De Blasio’s grand housing plan promised 200,000 affordable units. But most of them already exist. By JARRETT MURPHY

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WITH ITS SKY-HIGH rents and soaring property values, it’s no secret New York City struggles with affordable housing. As the city grapples with potential solutions, such as whether to rezone neighborhoods to create a mix of market-rate and “affordable” housing, or to build a partly affordable housing complex in Brooklyn Bridge Park, or to lease New York City Housing Authority land to developers who will create a mix of affordable and market-rate housing, it is important to remember this fact: Most of the housing in New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's 200,000-unit affordable housing plan already exists. The plan includes a four-unit brownstone on West 131st Street in Manhattan and 510 Atlantic Ave., a Brooklyn high-rise with 202 apartments. It encompasses a single-family home not far from John F. Kennedy Airport in Queens, 454 units in a Staten Island building called Castleton Park Apartments, or a five-story Bronx walk-up a few steps from the cottage where Edgar Allen Poe wrote “The Bells.” When the mayor talks about his plan “to create or preserve 200,000 units of affordable housing,” those properties are in the “preserve” part. They may have been built decades ago (the Bronx walk-up is 106 years old) and may even have been part of an earlier city housing program – as was the case for the building on West 131st Street, which was included in former Mayor Ed Koch's 10-year plan for affordable housing. But now those units will continue to provide affordable housing thanks to funding the de Blasio administration has provided to address repair issues, provide new financing to landlords who agree to keep renting apartments to people in specified income bands or to homeowners who themselves are in one of those income groups. Those preservation deals are the bulk of what de Blasio promised on that sunny day in May 2014 when he unveiled his Housing New York plan. The backdrop to that announcement was the rebar and heavy machinery of a construction site, but it more accurately would have been a tub of joint compound or a loan agreement. While the mayor's plan pledged to create 80,000 units of new affordable housing over the next decade, he promised to preserve 120,000 units. “You’re going to see an intensive effort over the course of these coming years, driving every day to create one more unit, to preserve one more unit,” de Blasio said that day. “Every additional unit that we

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make affordable, every additional unit that we build, means one more family that finally has economic stability, that finally has a brighter future. That’s how we look at it. There’s going to be an urgency about adding one more and one more and one more again on the way to our goal.” According to the latest count released by the city Department of Housing Preservation and Development in July, the administration is ahead of its scheduled housing targets. That's especially true on the preservation side: With 52,309 units started, the preservation promise is 44 percent fulfilled. The 25,342 units of new construction started so far represent 32 percent of the Housing New York goal. But that work tends to get all the glory, and the gripes, in the media and during political conversations about housing policy. Mandatory Inclusionary Housing, Zoning for Quality and Affordability, the neighborhood rezonings from East New York to Jerome Avenue, the NextGen NYCHA plan – these all primarily concern the creation of new housing. Meanwhile, the preservation side of the affordable housing equation gets little attention and, according to some sources, is poorly understood. The concept of preservation is more complex than it sounds and the nature of housing preservation has changed dramatically over the four decades New York City administrations have implemented affordable housing plans. While housing advocates and experts overwhelmingly agree that the de Blasio administration's preservation numbers are “legit,” many also believe those changes – and some of

the challenges inherent in preservation work – deserve more public discussion. After all, the recent $1.9 billion increase in the city's 10-year capital plan for housing more than doubles funding for preservation. AFFORDABLE HOUSING HAS been a goal of municipal government at least since the New Deal, when former Mayor Fiorello La Guardia pioneered public housing. Modern city housing policy dates to Koch's 10-year plan, which aimed for 252,000 units of housing. A New York Times analysis published in 1986, just after Koch outlined his expanded initiative, mentioned that one of the goals was “to rehabilitate rotting tenements.” In fact, preservation dominated the Koch plan. Of the 141,000 housing units attributed to the 10-year plan, just 15 percent were new construction. The rest were 43,000 units of “gut rehabilitation” and 76,000 units of “preservation/ moderate rehabilitation,” according to an authoritative count published in 1999. Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg's 2006 housing plan, called The New Housing Marketplace Plan, took a different tack. It emphasized new construction over preservation, calling for a 56/44 percent split. This orientation reflected the moment: The city's development boom hadn't really taken hold, so the driving desire was for more units. The financial crisis of 2007-2008 changed that thinking. “The financial markets had essentially collapsed. The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit market was frozen and it was unclear where that was going and you were seeing significant


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amounts of foreclosure in the singlefamily market, and there was a real fear that the crisis would spread to the multifamily housing market,” recalled Rafael Cestero, who served as New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development commissioner from 2009-2011. The worry was the recession could create a situation similar to the 1970s and 1980s when apartment building owners were unable to get financing and simply walked away from their properties. “So we said, ‘Alright, how do we respond to this?’ The combination of this fear about what was going to happen in neighborhoods and the contraction in funding for multifamily housing led us to shift our finances,” Cestero said. He now leads the Community Preservation Corp., which finances affordable housing construction and preservation. The New Housing Marketplace strategy shifted in light of market conditions to a mix of 68 percent preservation and 32 percent new construction. De Blasio’s Housing New York initiative targeted a 60/40 split from the start. It’s been more than the just the numerical targets that have changed from one mayor to the next. The nature

of preservation work also shifted during the two decades between the Koch and Bloomberg plans. “Preservation has a very different meaning than what it meant under the Koch plans,” said John Reilly, a veteran manager of affordable housing who leads the Fordham Bedford Housing Corp. in the Bronx. In the Koch days, Reilly said, “Preservation very much meant saving a building from further deterioration or abandonment. Affordability was an issue, but not the primary one, as rents hadn’t taken off like they have today, and the existing rent protections were stronger and better monitored and enforced.” Or as one former city housing official put it: “Preservation used to be as a word synonymous with rehab.” The targeted housing, the official said, “was physically unusable, was going to die without (the city’s intervention).” And in many cases, the city owned the housing that needed to be rehabbed. “One of the biggest differences during the Koch era, we were taking a lot of property into city ownership each year,” said Kim Darga, HPD’s associate commissioner of preservation. “A lot of the Koch plan focused on strategies to convey that

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FORMER MAYOR MICHAEL BLOOMBERG’S PLAN EMPHASIZED NEW CONSTRUCTION OVER PRESERVATION, CALLING FOR A 56/44 PERCENT SPLIT.

property back into private ownership, and where there were renovation needs, to renovate the properties.” Under Bloomberg, the approach began to change. The physical preservation of properties – replacing wallboard, redoing plumbing, fixing roofs – began to be supplanted by financial operations aimed at permitting or enticing landlords to keep rents affordable to low-, moderateor middle-income people. Nowadays, a preservation deal could involve no physical work at all, and consist instead of the city offering cheap financing or tax breaks in exchange for the owner signing or renewing a regulatory agreement to keep the apartments affordable. “We used to preserve housing,” is how one affordable housing provider describes it. “Now we preserve affordability.” “And that's not a bad thing,” the former

HPD official notes – because, after all, “It's a different city.” In part because of the success of the Koch plan, housing quality in New York is better than it was in the 1970s or ’80s. Some of the neighborhoods plagued by decrepit apartments, abandoned buildings and vacant lots in the days of urban crisis are now hotspots for market-rate development. So the main threat isn't unlivable apartments, but the incentive for owners to hike rents and displace low-income people. HPD and the de Blasio plan have adapted to the new landscape. “Owners – many of them – can potentially refinance, especially given the value of property in New York City, and take money out in order to do renovations on their own,” Darga said. “So, while we still have robust programs that focus on renovating property, that’s not the only need that we’re trying to address today

because we’re also trying to complement or build out the tools that people have access to on their own. “Sometimes it’s physical, sometimes it’s financial and sometimes it's both,” she said. “The affordability outcome is still what we’re solving for there.” According to the latest detailed numbers from HPD, which covers projects started between de Blasio’s inauguration and this March, the agency has funded 1,126 buildings to do at least some physical rehab and 268 buildings for purely financial preservation. In other words, about onefifth of the preservation units recorded so far have been in buildings in which physical work was not funded. WHILE BOTH FORMS of housing intervention – the physical and the financial – are considered “preservation,”


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some wonder if they are truly equivalent. There is certainly a difference in method between making a home physically viable again versus paying a landlord to keep rents below a certain threshold. From the perspective of trying to increase the number of housing units that are affordable in the city, however, preventing subtraction is the same as facilitating addition. “From a tenant’s perspective, if they're living in a high-quality affordable unit do they care if we’re just providing a financial beneficial or if we’re providing subsidy for renovations and the benefit?” Darga asked. The change in the nature of housing preservation does make historical comparisons a little difficult. “Everybody has defined it differently, so it's ‘squishy’ in that sense,” a housing policy expert said. “But it's not deceptive.” Benjamin Dulchin, executive director of the Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development – an organization that represents nonprofits that build affordable housing – concurred: “Preservation is a very legitimate category. It correctly should be the bulk of their plan. It is the most cost-effective way to maintain affordability and so we don't think of the category of preservation as being inherently weaker than the category of new construction.” HPD has rules governing what it can count as part of the Housing New York plan, and not every apartment that receives some assistance gets counted: At least 7,000 units have been “assisted” since the start of the administration, meaning they took some help from the city but weren't in a situation where it made sense to lock in a new regulatory agreement. So they will not be counted as part of the preserved units on the way to de Blasio’s 200,000-unit promise. The agency's statistics indicate that

preservation has been disproportionately located in Manhattan to date. The borough has 36 percent of the preservation units financed so far compared with only 19 percent of the new construction units. The opposite is happening in the Bronx. The city has constructed 38 percent of its new units there, but a smaller 27 percent of the preservation portfolio is located in the borough. Those numbers, however, don't capture the full scope of the administration's preservation efforts, which include longstanding initiatives like the Emergency Repair Program where HPD steps in to correct serious repair issues and sends landlords the bill, or the city's policy of paying for lawyers to represent lowincome people facing eviction in Housing Court – both of which involve affordable housing. The administration’s attempts to deal with the backlog of capital work on NYCHA buildings will help preserve the city’s most valuable affordable housing resource, but they will largely not be part of what’s counted toward the Housing New York goal. And the two-year rent freeze for regulated apartments had the effect of delaying some number of affordable units from leaving the rent-regulation system through high-rent vacancy decontrol, which deregulates a unit once it is vacated and its rent surpasses $2,700. On the other hand, the Housing New York numbers also fail to capture what’s going on in the broader housing market, where thousands of units have become priced out of affordability even as the mayor tries to bolster the affordable stock. According to a tally by the New York City Rent Guidelines Board, some 27,000 units have left rent stabilization during the first three years of de Blasio’s term. That’s why many housing advocates wish there was less focus on the headline

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goal of 200,000 units. It might be a useful policy ceiling, but won’t serve as accurate indicator of whether the mayor’s policy has succeeded or failed at making the city more affordable. ONE DANGER IN broadcasting a large numerical target is that it could create an incentive for housing officials to aim for deals that produce higher unit counts, but might be less valuable in other ways to a neighborhood. The same kind of tension could affect the preservation program if the agency had to choose between physical rehab deals and projects that exist only on paper and might be easier to complete. Darga dismissed that concern. “Right now, it's not a zero-sum game,” she said. Since de Blasio has committed a lot of money to the housing initiative, HPD deals with what comes through the door, she said. “We largely base our capital budget for preservation ... on pipeline and demand.” There will always be questions, of course, about whether the city is getting enough bang for its buck. Any doubts that have emerged about the de Blasio administration’s preservation strategy arose because of the highest profile project in its portfolio so far: the Stuyvesant Town deal cut in 2015. The new owners of the sprawling complex, where apartments had quickly been slipping out of rent stabilization, agreed to keep 5,000 units in the rent regulation system in exchange for financial help from the city. The mayor hailed it as “an achievement that helps us ensure we can keep this a city for everyone.” But the city initially disclosed only the $144 million in cheap financing the owners would get; reporters’ questions shook loose the news that $77 million in waived mortgage recording taxes were also part of the deal. Still later came word that the city had also agreed to help the new owners monetize the complex’s air rights, a potential windfall for the landlords. And all that for units that were overwhelmingly targeted toward households making $128,000 a year for a family of three and able to afford $3,000 monthly rents. The Citizens Budget Commission recently raised broader concerns about the financial transparency of the city’s affordable housing plan. It faulted the city for failing to specify how much it has spent per unit under the different facets of the plan, and for refusing to disclose how much money has been used under each of its many different construction


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“THERE ARE A SURPRISING NUMBER OF OWNERS OUT THERE WHO SAY, ‘I’VE OWNED THIS PROPERTY A LONG TIME. I KNOW THESE RESIDENTS AND I DON’T NECESSARILY WANT TO KICK ALL THESE PEOPLE OUT AND I DON’T NECESSARILY WANT TO SELL.’” — KIM DARGA, associate commissioner of preservation at HPD

and preservation programs. “Without this basic data,” the CBC wrote, “whether the mayor’s Housing New York plan is deploying its capital in the most costeffective way cannot be evaluated.” A spokeswoman for HPD said the city approves a maximum subsidy of $35,000 per unit under the Multifamily Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program and from $40,000 to $90,000 per unit in the Participation Loan Program, to give two examples of preservation funding. There are 30 preservation programs and HPD does not divulge how many units have been preserved under each one, she told City & State. Darga insisted HPD analyzes each deal to make sure the city is getting something worth what it’s giving. “It’s a basic costbenefit analysis: What is the cost to the city of providing that tax exemption or the financing to the owner and what is the city getting in exchange for providing that tax exemption?” She said the agency does say no, sometimes, typically to owners who want to target income groups that HPD believes are poorly aligned to the needs

of a neighborhood. There’s often a backand-forth. To some degree, the outcome depends on the owner’s mindset more than the math. “There are some owners that are going to look at what they could get in selling to the purchaser who is going to pay the most and when given a choice between preserving the affordability – and us providing financial benefits so that they have a viable, affordable property long term – and that choice of selling, they’re going to sell. They just don’t want to deal with the regulation and they’d rather have the quick infusion of cash. That is their business model,” Darga explained. “But there are a surprising number of owners out there who say, ‘You know what? My business model is I'm going to hold this longer term. I'm going to hold this for the long run,’ or ‘I’ve owned this property a long time. I know these residents and I don't necessarily want to kick all these people out and I don’t necessarily want to sell.’” Nonprofit owners are typically driven by such considerations because of their

mission, but she said for-profit landlords sometimes make the same choice. TO SOME EXTENT, the biggest challenge for HPD isn’t making a deal but getting landlords to the table in the first place. For a host of reasons – one being that HPD is seen by many property owners as an enforcement agency rather than a resource – this has always been a struggle. But these days, Elizabeth Ginsburg of Enterprise Community Partners said, “The market is so strong that the value of a government subsidy is pretty low relative to the value of keeping a project unsubsidized. And private financing is not super expensive.” Cestero concurred that the preservation pitch to landlords is tougher these days. “I think that it is harder because the market is different,” he said. “I think it is harder because the politics are different. I think it is harder because the quality of a building has become synonymous with the quality of a landlord.” That can make it hard for the city to work with controversial property owners. All told, the challenges have forced the city to be creative. HPD tweaked most of its preservation programs in 2013, and two years later introduced a Green Housing Preservation Program to attract owners who were willing to accept regulation in exchange for financing to achieve efficiencies on energy use or water consumption. And HPD has focused a lot, Darga said, on improving awareness and access to its various programs. According to Ginsburg, making the math work for preservation is more difficult than for new construction, where there are more opportunities to cross-subsidize high rents from market-rate units to help pay for the rent-restricted ones or use supportive housing funding. De Blasio’s original Housing New York plan called for work with the state to create new tax incentives for preservation, but that hasn't happened. HPD has said it finds the existing tax abatements – J-51, 420-c and Article XI – flexible enough. Cestero, for one, thinks new tools are needed. He has proposed an as-of-right preservation tax abatement “that is less complicated and cumbersome to administer than the J-51 program.” But that's a controversial idea because it might grant high-profile “worst landlords” a tax break to get their buildings into basic compliance with the law. Others have said programs – like the Third Party Transfer Program – that are designed to get tax-foreclosed properties renovated and


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DE BLASIO LEADS AN AFFORDABLE HOUSING RALLY IN FOLEY SQUARE IN 2016. SINCE THE PRESERVATION PIPELINE IS DRIVEN BY THE BUILDINGS AND OWNERS THAT COME THROUGH THE DOOR, THE CITY CAN’T BE CERTAIN WHICH INCOME GROUPS WILL BE SERVED BY PRESERVED UNITS.

back into private hands could be updated to better meet today’s property needs. HPD is well on pace to meet the broad numerical targets for preservation by the time the de Blasio plan is complete. Less certain is the affordability mix in those units. About half the preservation money in the updated capital plan is earmarked for “extremely low-income” or “very lowincome” households, compared with about a quarter of the new housing construction money. So far, the preservation units in the de Blasio plan are exceeding goals at the extremes. There is a higher share of extremely low- and very low-income units on the bottom end and more middleincome units on the high end than what was initially targeted by de Blasio in 2015. There is a lower share of low-income and moderate-income units preserved than what was targeted. But that could easily change as the plan matures.

Since the preservation pipeline is driven by the buildings and owners that come through the door, the city can't be certain which income groups will be served by the units preserved in any particular year. Darga said HPD used to dictate that preservation buildings continue to serve the same income groups that currently live there, but that approach wasn’t flexible enough. Now, she said, HPD might cut a deal that involves both higher-income units and apartments for the homeless – a high-low approach that can generate the kind of rent revenue an owner needs to sign on. Not that the city is sitting back and waiting for deals. It’s looking, even at buildings where there’s no existing regulatory agreement, like the Stuy Town deal and a similar one at the Riverton complex in Harlem. And that’s an area

where new policy mechanisms might come in handy. “The city has sort of cast their eye about on relatively affordable, private rent-stabilized properties and seeing where they have leverage – where they can provide some level of financing or tax abatement in order to get the landlord to agree to a reg agreement that somehow restricts the rent,” Dulchin said. “There is no cookie-cutter model for that. We’d need to go into the details to know if we think they’re getting the right bang for their buck and whether every deal is worth it but, honestly, the intent is a good one.” Dulchin added, “Did they overpay for the affordability they preserved at the Riverton or at Stuy Town? Yeah, they probably did, but they also didn’t have better tools to use, and it's good that they’re trying.”

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REAL ESTATE EXECUTIVE Paul Massey’s exit from the New York City mayor’s race positioned Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis as the leading rival to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. But technically speaking, it’s not just a two-person race. In fact, more than 25 contenders are campaigning to replace de Blasio. Here’s a rundown of all the candidates currently in the race.

RICHARD “BO” DIETL Bo Dietl is a former New York City detective and media personality who has drawn comparisons to President Donald Trump. He originally intended to run as a Democrat, but was unable to do so because of a paperwork mishap. After giving up on winning the Republican Party’s backing to run on its line instead, he is running as an independent. He has raised close to $1 million and has $367,116 on hand.

BILL de BLASIO The Democratic incumbent is widely expected to coast to re-election. Despite mixed reviews during his first term, his job approval rating recently reached 60 percent. He has collected a number of key endorsements and raised millions in campaign funds. He now has $2.55 million in cash on hand, far more than any other candidate. Anyone looking to knock him off is facing an uphill battle.

NICOLE MALLIOTAKIS The assemblywoman from Staten Island has capitalized on Massey’s departure, accumulating endorsements from fellow Republican officials well as the Conservative Party. The front-runner in the Republican primary for mayor has only $275,000 on hand, although Malliotakis has been keeping pace with de Blasio recently when expected matching funds are included.

SAL ALBANESE Sal Albanese is a former New York City councilman who has run for mayor before, most recently in 2013, when he garnered fewer than 6,000 votes in the Democratic primary. Albanese, who supports term limits and campaign finance reform, is de Blasio’s leading Democratic opponent. But he has raised just $124,000 and has around $72,000 on hand.


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NEIL GRIMALDI Neil Grimaldi is a lawyer who has run for a number of offices, including for president last year and for mayor in 2013, when he garnered 4,677 votes in the Democratic primary. He has not reported raising any funds this election cycle.

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ROQUE “ROCKY” DE LA FUENTE Rocky De La Fuente is a millionaire from California who ran unsuccessfully for president as a Democrat in 2016. He was disqualified due to too few petition signatures, but he said he plans to appeal. He has raised $628,000 and has $213,000 on hand.

Richard Bashner is a commercial lawyer and a member of Brooklyn’s Community Board 6. He promises to make government more transparent, extend MTA service, and support the movement for a constitutional convention. He has raised close to $100,000.

COLLIN SLATTERY Collin Slattery, a 28-year-old web entrepreneur, says he is running to help make city housing and transit more affordable. He plans to energize other millennials in hopes of toppling de Blasio for the Democratic nomination. He has raised less than $2,000.

DARREN DIONE AQUINO Darren Dione Aquino is a longtime advocate of the disabled. He has called for improved police-community relations.

ROBERT GANGI Gangi is the founder of Police Reform Organizing Project, and his campaign is focused largely on police reform as well as racial and economic equality. He previously served as the executive director of the Correctional Association of New York for nearly three decades.

MICHAEL TOLKIN Tolkin is a tech entrepreneur who has emphasized using technology to improve government. Tolkin made a $5 million in-kind contribution to his campaign and loaned himself another $225,000, which makes up the bulk of his campaign contributions.

WALTER N. IWACHIW A native New Yorker, Walter Iwachiw unsuccessfully ran for president in 2016 and New York City mayor in 2013. He has not reported any fundraising.


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INDEPENDENT/UNDECLARED ERIC W. ARMSTEAD A native of East New York, Eric Armstead believes de Blasio is not doing enough in regard to security. He would push for better equipment for the police and tolls on all bridges into New York City.

JAMES S. BERRY James Berry has raised $646 but there is little public information about him.

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AKEEM BROWDER

Brooklyn native Scott Joyner is running as an independent. His priorities include revitalizing the MTA and legalizing marijuana.

The older brother of Kalief Browder, who killed himself after serving time at Rikers Island for a crime he didn’t commit, Akeem Browder has been tapped as the Green Party’s nominee. Browder’s primary goal is the rapid shutdown of Rikers.

SALVADOR MORALES Salvador Morales is a “young politician running for mayor,” according to his Facebook page.

LOUIS PULIAFITO Louis Puliafito has pledged to be a mayor who “serves ALL through ‘LOVE’ not money.”

AARON COMMEY Aaron Commey has been selected by the Libertarian Party as its candidate for mayor. As a libertarian, Commey is interested in reworking the penal code to repeal drug and prostitution laws.

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Garrett Bowser is a native New Yorker running as an independent. He would be the first openly gay mayor. Among his goals are universal health care and legalizing marijuana.

Eric Roman is a Staten Islander running as an independent. The New York City Department of Correction veteran wants to strengthen the relationship between the police and the mayor.

ROSEMARIE HAMEED Rosemarie Hameed is one of several candidates running a “small campaign.”

OSBORNE G. HART The socialist activist is one of several candidates running a “small campaign,” which means raising and spending less than $1,000. In the past, he has run for office on the Socialist Workers Party line.

ABBEY LAUREL-SMITH Known colloquially as “Smithie,” Abbey Laurel-Smith is looking to run on the Working Families Party line. Smith, who also ran for president last year, has pledged to reform the NYPD and affordable housing.

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ROBB GOSINE Robb Gosine is an engineer, research scientist and U.S. Navy officer who is running as an independent. He is one of several candidates running a “small campaign,” which means raising and spending less than $1,000.

Eliseo Santos, who grew up in the Bronx and went to Columbia University, is running as an independent and emphasizing the need for better schools and lower unemployment.

KARMEN SMITH Originally from Texas, the South Bronx resident is running for mayor as an independent. His campaign focuses on LGBTQ and racial issues.


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ACCOUNTABILITY THROUGH COMPETITION By DAN ROSENBLUM and AIMÉE SIMPIERRE

DAVID HANSELL, COMMISSIONER OF THE NEW YORK CITY ADMINISTRATION FOR CHILDREN’S SERVICES, ROLLED OUT A NEW SYSTEM OF EVALUATING THE AGENCY’S PROVIDERS WITH RANKINGS INSTEAD OF LETTER GRADES.

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N ITS ANNUAL SCORECARD of foster care and preventive services providers, the New York City Administration for Children’s Services replaced letter grades with rankings in an effort to increase competition among nonprofits and to reflect new Commissioner David Hansell’s emphasis on greater accountability. The scorecards assess the services provided by the nonprofit agencies that do much of the work to manage the cases of roughly 9,000 children in the city foster care system and those who receive preventive services.

Foster care agencies work to provide placements outside of the home for children living in dangerous situations, while preventive services providers work proactively with families at risk of having children removed from their households. The newest set of calculations, which measure providers’ progress toward meeting targets and improving outcomes during the 2016 fiscal year – as well as to identify areas that need improvement – were released exclusively to New York Nonprofit Media. The rating system ranks 62 foster care and more than 100 preventive services programs.

The most recent metrics ranked programs based on how well they compared with the work of other providers across similar program areas, or the level of risk their clients’ cases presented. So, a provider might rank in first among its peers, instead of earning an A, per the letter grades issued in previous years. The preventive categories include risk levels ranging from low to very high and foster care categories included program areas such as therapeutic family foster care, residential and specialized family foster care.


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“We think competition is a good thing,” Hansell told NYN Media. “We want agencies to know where they stand in relation to each other and that there are performers providing the same service they are that may be doing better in some areas, and so that they know that it is possible to do better. It’s their obligation to figure out how they can improve their performance.” Along with fostering competition, ACS has increased its emphasis on improving child safety and reducing the length of time children spend in foster care. The effort is designed to increase the rate at which children find permanent homes through family reunification, adoption or guardianship with relatives, known as KinGap. ACS officials said that KinGap placements have increased 25 percent, while adoptions increased 5 percent. The percentage of youths who re-enter the foster care system has also dropped by 1.6 percentage points to 7.7 percent over the past two years. In recent years, ACS itself has faced intense pressure to improve its operations following the high-profile deaths of children in the agency’s care, the resignation of Commissioner Gladys Carrion, probes by the city comptroller and city Department of Investigation, failures involving its Close to Home program, and concerns about high caseloads and inadequately supported staff. In addition, the state appointed an outside monitor that reports to the state Office of Children and Family Services. Hansell, a former KPMG executive and public health administrator who was appointed in February to replace Carrion, said the new approach reflected his priority of bringing more accountability to the agency. ACS also recently launched an Accountability Office to track data for outside nonprofits, staffers, providers and members of the public. “While the scorecards obviously have existed here for some time, from my perspective, they’re now embedded in a stronger accountability framework than we had at the agency previously,” Hansell said. While the metrics are an important indicator of how nonprofits are performing, the agency typically doesn’t publicize them. Nonprofits see their own performance data regularly, against the typical performance

of other foster care providers delivering the same type of programming, or preventive services providers serving similar types of families. Overall, foster care agencies received a median score of 77 out of 100 on measures of permanency, such as the approval of a Family Assessment and Service Plan and reaching KinGap targets. They scored an 81 both on measures of safety – factoring in indications of maltreatment, children who are unaccounted for and other measures – and well-being, such as sibling placements and medical reviews. Providers are rarely deficient across the board. Instead, some exceeded the standard in one or two areas, while lagging in others. For example, the Coalition for Hispanic Family Services, a foster care provider, was ranked second in the safety and well-being categories, but last among 22 providers in permanency. For providers whose performance continues to raise concerns, they are targeted for heightened monitoring. If the situation continues to be below the agency’s standards, a provider can have their intake closed, corrective measures can be taken or its contracts can be terminated. Three nonprofits are currently in corrective action status – about the standard for a typical year – though ACS officials declined to name the providers. Julie Farber, the ACS deputy commissioner of family permanency services, said that while providers were competing against each other, the agency is sharing best practices uncovered along the way. “We look at bright spots and challenges, and we have a very disciplined approach to looking at the practice, and then we work to scale the bright spots and mitigate the challenges,” she said. Stephen Levin, who chairs the New York City Council’s General Welfare Committee, said that over the past several decades, the foster care system – which had more than 16,000 children in 2007 and more than 40,000 in the late 1990s – now receives far fewer cases. He was heartened that the bulk of resources are now being invested in preventive services. More recently, ACS has allowed nonprofit workers to participate in the ACS Workforce Institute, which offers

professional skill development that only used to be open to city workers. He said the death of Zymere Perkins – a 6-year-old boy whose case was being investigated by the ACS’ child protective specialists and supervisors – showed where more training could help. “You had across-the-board system failure there, where you had CPS managers, supervisors all missing important aspects of what was going on in his life, but also there were important gaps in his preventive case and with his preventive provider, he said. They need that type of training; they need that ongoing professional development.” He said he considered the scorecards THE an important tool for SCORECARD the agency and he said he’d considered To view the detailed legislation to pubrundown of the licly provide the inrankings, visit nyn- formation, but some media.com. providers resisted because of concerns that they presented an incomplete picture. Mary Jane Dessables, who is the director of information, research and accountability at the Council of Family and Child Caring Agencies, said the umbrella organization has collaborated with nonprofit organizations to provide feedback on the scorecards. “Overall, it’s a comprehensive, generally fair, good measure of what’s going on in the system,” she said. But she cautioned that a simple ranking cannot convey all of the various and complex program elements that factor into the measurements. For example, one of the components of the final score has roughly 180 questions. There could also be anomalies due to geography or program area that affect a provider’s progress. “Every program is very different and has individual reasons why they might end up scoring better or worse on different things,” she said. “It doesn’t always tell the full story.” One main benefit to the scorecard is letting providers see how they are doing and how they are driving performance on programs such as KinGap. “It keeps people from working in a vacuum,” Dessables said.

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RIGHT TO COUNSEL WON’T CURB HOMELESSNESS N THE SURFACE, guaranteeing the right to counsel in housing court appears to benefit tenants and affordable housing. But free legal representation for low-income New Yorkers facing eviction is more of a quick fix with a political tinge than sound long-term policy – and the politicians pushing these gimmicks, such as New York City Councilman Mark Levine, couldn’t be more disingenuous. Levine crows about a tenfold increase over the past three years under New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration in the amount of resources the city allocates toward anti-eviction legal services. He gushes about the mayor’s “historic” $155 million commitment to the program. But Levine neglects to mention that during this same three-year period of historic right to counsel funding, New York City’s homeless population has reached historic levels – the highest since the Great Depression – with 61,935 New Yorkers (including 23,445 children) in the city’s shelter system. How, then, can Levine say with a straight face that the right to counsel initiative is the cure for homelessness? The argument can be made that it’s having the opposite effect. No one is saying that guaranteed free legal service isn’t a benefit to poor tenants, but here’s the reality: nonpayment of rent comprises approximately 90 percent of housing court cases. Nonpayment cases boil down to one factor – does the tenant have the funds, either on their own or from governmental rental assistance programs, to pay the rent? The answer is no – not because the rent is too damn high, but rather tenant income is too damn low. Levine also conveniently fails to acknowledge that the number of evictions has actually declined in recent years by 24 percent,

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according to the city’s recent Turning the Tide on Homelessness report. That’s because rental assistance has never been higher for tenants who face eviction due to nonpayment of rent, not because of the increase in the number of tenant attorneys in housing court or the increase in right to counsel funding. The city has increased rental assistance by 200 percent from 2011 through 2016. With annual expenditures of more than $100 million on lawyers, more than $200 million on one-shots and millions in funding for the Family Eviction Prevention Program – coupled with the decline in evictions – why then are homeless numbers surging? The answer: Perhaps because homelessness has nothing to do with housing court. The fact is, even with all of the free legal representation available, it’s not keeping low-income tenants in their homes because no matter how low the rent is, these tenants still need even larger government subsidies. This begs the question: Why aren’t Levine, de Blasio, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, the City Council as a whole and Democrats in the Assembly supporting the Home Stability Support initiative proposed by Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi and state Sen. Jeffrey Klein? This proposal would directly address the city’s record homelessness by providing a federal- and state-funded rent subsidy for tenants who are facing homelessness or eviction. It’s a solid rent relief program – and a real cure for homelessness – that would keep the poorest families in their homes. The Right to Counsel bill will also require a huge increase in the number of judges, law secretaries, clerks and other staff to avoid the administrative quagmire that has already begun to strangle housing court. Housing court gridlock does nothing


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for tenants, who lose days of wages from missed work, or for landlords, who are denied the rental income they need to repair, improve and maintain their buildings as well as pay property taxes and water bills that de Blasio has raised 17 percent and 12 percent, respectively, since taking office. Isn’t it time that the mayor and City Council realize that working with the 25,000 owners of 1 million rent-stabilized apartments in the five boroughs – the largest providers of quality, affordable housing

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ants and owners can just expect more politics over policy when it comes to affordable housing.

Joseph Strasburg is president of the Rent Stabilization Association, which represents 25,000 owners of 1 million rent-stabilized apartments in the five boroughs.


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August 7, 2017 Notice of Formation of Courageous Integrity LLC, Arts of Org filed with SSNY 5/5/17. Office: NY County. SSNY designated agent upon whom process may be served against LLC to: Corp. Filings of NY, 90 State St, Ste. 700, Office 40, Albany, NY 12207. Purpose: any lawful act.

MSP HOSPITALITY, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 06/08/17. Office: New York County. S S N Y designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 245 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10011. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of ALLISON COOPER FLOWERS LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/20/17. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

Notice of formation of Crashbox Theater Company LLC. Arts of Org filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) 6/9/17. Office loc: NY County. SSNY designated agent upon whom process may be served against LLC to: 1685 Gates Ave. #1L Flushing, NY 11385. Princ. bus. addr: 1777 1st Ave, #3S NY, NY 10128. Purpose: any lawful act.

Notice of Formation of NORTH RIVER ASSOCIATES LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/19/17. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: 333 W. 57th St., Ste. 107, NY, NY 10019. 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 CBOE V, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 3/28/17. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 400 S. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL 60605. LLC formed in DE on 9/23/16. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE addr. of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes.

Notice of Formation of 16E39 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: 213 W 35th St, Fl. 7, NY, NY 10001. Purpose: any lawful activity.

VISIONARISTS LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 06/21/2016. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Visionarists LLC, 114 West 26th St., FL 8, NY, NY 10001. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.

Notice of Formation of 2246 Victory Realty LLC, Filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/28/17. Office location: Richmond County, SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC, 42 Lakeland Road, Staten Island, NY 10314. Purpose: any lawful activity.

Notice of Formation of NEUROMODULATION, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) 6/9/17. Office loc: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: LLC c/o Zahn Ctr. 160 Convent Ave, Grove School of Engin. R. B20, NY, NY 10031. Purpose: any lawful activity.

Notice of Qualification of 177 INVESTOR LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/23/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 06/15/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co. (CSC), 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543, regd. agent upon whom and at which process may be served. DE addr. of LLC: c/o CSC, 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Jeffrey W. Bullock, DE Secy. Of State, Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 3, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. UPTOWN TASTE LLC Art. Of Org. Filed Sec. of State of NY 3/16/2017. 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, c/o D’Von Gholston, 366 Convent Ave., Apt# 1B, New York, NY 10031. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity.

Notice of formation of GFG Broadway LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) 6/6/17. Office loc: NY County. SSNY designated agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Athina Balta Law Group PLLC, 100 Park Ave Ste 1600, NY, NY, 10017. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Notice of Qualification of 151-10 35TH AVENUE, LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/14/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 06/09/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o A&E Real Estate Holdings, LLC, 1065 Ave. of the Americas, NY, NY 10018. DE addr. of LLC: Corporation Service Co., 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of Dr. Jodie Eisner Psychological Services, PLLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/5/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 6 E 39th St, Ste 1100, NY, NY 10016. Purpose: Psychology. Notice of Qualification of 175 WEST 95TH HOLDINGS LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 07/14/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 01/18/17. Princ. office of LLC: 152 W. 57th St., 12th Fl., NY, NY 10019. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Myles Horn at the princ. office of the LLC. DE addr. of LLC: c/o National Registered Agents, Inc., 160 Greentree Dr., Ste. 101, Dover, DE 19904. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., #4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Real estate investment.

Notice of Qualification of R1DEMAND, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 6/28/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 6/12/17. 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. DE address of LLC: 108 W 13th 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 Procuratio, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/16/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 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 Bird Dog Advisors LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 6/2/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 521 5th Ave, Fl. 17, NY, NY 10175. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of 439-441 48TH INVESTORS LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/27/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 250 Bowery, FL. 2, NY, NY 10012. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Qualification of CPFC OpCo LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 4/11/17. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 62 Chelsea Piers, Ste. 300, NY, NY 10011. LLC formed in DE on 4/6/17. 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. DE addr. of LLC: 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: all lawful purposes. Notice of Formation of CSHM REALTY LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/19/00. 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 Broadway, Ste 2102, NY, NY 10006. Purpose: any lawful activity.

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NOTICE OF FORMATION of GLOBAL MEDIA MEGACORP LLC. Art of Org filed with Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/30/17. Office loc: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 96 Perry St., B3, NY NY 10014. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Qualification of 177 FORT WASHINGTON NE LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/23/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 06/15/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co. (CSC), 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543, regd. agent upon whom and at which process may be served. DE addr. of LLC: c/o CSC, 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Jeffrey W. Bullock, DE Secy. of State, Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 3, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of 140W28 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: 213 W 35th St, Fl. 7, NY, NY 10001. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of 101 H 230th & Broadway LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 6/21/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is National Registered Agents, Inc., 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of Porter Grey LLC. Arts of Org filed with Secy of State of NY (SSNY) 4/6/17. Office loc: NY County. SSNY designated agent upon whom process may be served against LLC to: 420 Lexington Ave, Ste 300, NY, NY 10170. Princ bus addr: 211 E 43rd St, Ste 647, NY, NY 10017. Purpose: any lawful act. Notice of Qualification of SWTO LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 6/30/17. Office location: New York Co. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 3/5/01. 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.


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August 7, 2017 Notice of Qual. of IMB SOLUTIONS, LLC, Authority filed with the SSNY on 07/20/2017. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in DE on 07/05/2017. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Jenny Machida 55 Exchange Place, Ste 401, NY, NY 10005. Address required to be maintained in DE: 310 Alder Rd, PO Box 841, Dover, DE 19904. Cert of Formation filed with DE Div. of Corps, 401 Federal St., Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Notice of Formation of GARGANO GROUP LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY 3/24/17. Office loc: NY County. SSNYdesignated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served and mailed to: US Corp. Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave, Ste, 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Princ bus addr: 505 W 37th St., Ste. 3305 NY, NY 10018. Purpose: any lawful act. Notice of Formation of E83 LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 12/5/16. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. address: 767 5th Ave., 46th Fl., NY, NY 10153. 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. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of KS 230 LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 07/12/17. 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 Formation of FGRT, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/7/17. 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: 599 Lexington Ave, Fl. 22, NY, NY 10022. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Qualification of BLANCERA GROUP, LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 6/07/17. Office loc: NY County. LLC formed in CT 4/30/14. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to BLANCERA GROUP, LLC, c/o Catherine Suh, 833 Broadway, 2nd Fl., NY, NY 10003. CT addr. of LLC: 126 New Canaan Ave., Norwalk, CT 06850. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State of CT, Commercial Recording Div., PO Box 150470, Hartford, CT 06115. Purpose: any lawful activity.

Notice of Formation of 525 8TH 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: 213 W 35th St, Fl. 7, NY, NY 10001. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of 182-186 SPRING STREET HOLDINGS LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/23/17. 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: 90 State St, Ste 700, Office 40, Albany, NY 12207. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of formation of GD Spring LLC filed with the Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/5/17. Office loc.: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The address SSNY shall mail copy of process to is c/o Leonard Budow, Esq., 101 Park Ave., 17th Fl., New York, NY 10178. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of 338W36 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: 213 W 35th St, Fl. 7, NY, NY 10001. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Qual. of LES DEV LLC, Authority filed with the SSNY on 06/22/2017. Office loc: NY County. LLC formed in DE on 03/07/2017. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 10 Bleeker St.,, #7A , NY, NY 10012. Address required to be maintained in DE: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert of Formation filed with DE Sec of State, 401 Federal St., Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. NOTICE OF FORMATION of Primecast Ventures, LLC. Arts of Org NY (SSNY) on 4/17/2017. Office loc: NY County. SSNY designated agent upon whom process may be served against LLC to: US Corp. Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave. Ste. 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: any lawful act. Notice of Formation of Image Charlton Investors 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: 11 E 44th St, Ste 1900, NY, NY 10017. Purpose: any lawful activity

Notice of Formation of ENTERTAINMENT ACCESS LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/30/17. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: 710 Broadway, 6th Fl., NY, NY 10003. 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 Southern Success LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 6/28/17. 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: 935 Broadway, Fl. 5, NY, NY 10010. Purpose: any lawful activity. 66 PEARL, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 06/29/2017. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: C/O W Brothers Management, LLC, 350 5th Ave., Ste. 6540, NY, NY 10118. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Notice of Formation of WEST 48TH HOLDINGS LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/19/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 250 Bowery, FL. 2, NY, NY 10012. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of SE ASIA (TYPE B) NOMINEES LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 6/28/17. 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: 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 BELLATOUR, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 07/10/17. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Rick A. Davidson, 151 W. 21st St., Apt. 6E, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: Any lawful activity. NOT MY LAST LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 05/03/2017. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Double A Property Locating Services, Inc., 733 3rd Ave. 15th Fl, NY, NY 10017. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.

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Notice of Formation of 54 Ground Realty LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 6/7/17. 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: c/o Empire Management, 347 5th Ave, Fl. 16, NY, NY 10016. Purpose: any lawful activity. HN1 Therapy Network of New York IPA, LLC filed Art. of Org. with NY Dept. of State on June 23, 2017. Office Location: NY County. Sec’y of State is agent for service of process. Copy of any process shall be mailed to c/o Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, 1600 Bausch & Lomb Place, Rochester, NY 14604-2711. Purpose: any lawful business. Notice of Formation of Global Markets Advisory Group LLC. Art. of Org. filed with Sec’y of State of NY (SSNY) 5/31/17. Office loc: NY County. SSNY designated agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 11 Meadow View Rd., Gladstone, NJ 07934. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of Fujka Design LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/21/17. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 160 East 55th St., Apt. 2C, NY, NY 10022. Purpose: any lawful activities. Notice of Formation of Stephanie Manes PLLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 07/10/17. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Stephanie Manes, 52 E 76th St 5th Fl., NY, NY 10022. Purpose: to practice the profession of Law. Notice of Qualification of CPFC ManagementCo LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 4/11/17. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 62 Chelsea Piers, Ste. 300, NY, NY 10011. LLC formed in DE on 4/6/17. 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. DE addr. of LLC: 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: all lawful purposes. 337 WEST 84 LLC Art. Of Org. Filed Sec. of State of NY 7/12/2017. Off. Loc.: New York Co. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY to mail copy of process to Martin S. Kera, Esq., 5 Southgate Avenue, Hastings on Hudson, NY 10706. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity.

LuvNix, LLC Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) 5/17/17. Office loc: Richmond County. SSNY designated agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Attn: Cheyenne Mosseley, 900 Spectrum Dr, Austin, TX 78717. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Notice of Qualification of COLUMBUS SPONSORSHIP LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/01/04. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 02/05/03. 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 c/o The Related Companies, L.P., 625 Madison Ave., NY, NY 10022-1801. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 2711 Centerville Rd., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State of DE, John G. Townsend Bldg., Federal and Duke of York Sts., Dover, DE 19910. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of THE BLUEPRINT PROJECT, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/07/17. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Sara Southwood, 201 E. 21st St., Apt. 5L, NY, NY 10010. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of formation of Otto Schnutz LLC filed with the Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/6/17. Office loc.: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The address SSNY shall mail copy of process to is 170 Varick St., 2nd Fl., New York, NY 10013. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of Dots Per Inch Music, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/12/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. MERCER ESTATE CAPITAL, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY 7/18/17. Office loc: NY County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, Erik Coler, 20 River Terrace, Apt.28B, NY, NY 10282. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. MHM Productions LLC Art. Of Org. Filed Sec. of State of NY 7/12/2017. Off. Loc.: Richmond Co. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY to mail copy of process to The LLC, 23 Mosel Ave, Staten Island, NY 10304. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity.

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Notice of Auction Sale is herein given that Access Self Storage of Long Island City located at 29-00 Review Avenue, Long Island City, N.Y. 11101 will take place on WWW.STORAGETREASURES. COM Sale by competitive bidding starting on August 14, 2017 and end on August 23, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. to satisfy unpaid rent and charges on the following accounts: Contents of rooms generally contain misc. Household goods and other effects. #1509 - Kerriann Reynoso, #2448 Avery Bock. The contents of each unit will be sold as a lot and all items must be removed from the premises within 72 hours. Owners may redeem their goods by paying all rent and charges due at any time before the sale. Notice of Auction Sale is herein given that Citiwide Self Storage located at 4555 Pearson Street, Long Island City, N.Y. 11101 will take place on WWW. STORAGETREASURES.COM Sale by competitive bidding starting on August 14, 2017 and end on August 23, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. to satisfy unpaid rent and charges on the following accounts: Contents of rooms generally contain misc. household goods and other effects. #5D13 - Anna Warke. The contents of the unit will be sold as a lot and all items must be removed from the premises within 72 hours. Owners may redeem their goods by paying all rent and charges due at any time before the sale. Notice of Formation of Imagine 25 BND LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/6/16. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1350 Broadway, NY, NY 10018. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of The Feit Law Firm PLLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/30/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 444 Madison Ave, FL. 41, NY, NY 10022. Purpose: Law. Notice of Formation of Eastside Property 19, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/7/17. 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.


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Midtown Moving & Storage Inc. will sell at Public Auction at 810 East 170 Street, Bronx NY 10459 at 6:00 P.M. on AUGUST 8, 2017 for due and unpaid charges by virtue of a lien in accordance with the provisions of the law and with due notice given all parties claiming an interest therein, the time specified in each notice for payment of said charges having expired household furniture & effects, pianos, trunks, cases, TV’s, radios, hifi’s, refrigerators, sewing machines, washers, air conditioners, household furniture of all descriptions and the contents thereof, stored under the following names: ADAMES JAY ABABIO RICHARD/AKESSON SAMUEL ANTHONY BUFFA BAGDASAROVA EVGENIA BEST KELVYN CELESTINO JUAN CRUZ YAZMIN MINAYA DESTEFANO CLEMENTE DOMINGUEZ LUIS A. /ESTRADA DAVID DELGADO EDUARDO/CANCINO CESAR DIXON CHARLES ESTEVEZ VARGAS ANABEL EVERING FELICIA MARSHA ENGELSHER FARRELL TIM/SWEENEY MEGHAN GEORGE DAVID HUNTINGTON GEORGE HUDSON TANIQUE/DAVIS THERESA INZERILLO ERNEST/KRAF BRIAN JACKSON SHAWN KHOURY JOHN/KHOURY ISABELLE KANTE MAMADOU/KANTE CHRISTAL KORNEGAY BELINDA LEVIN OCLUPANT LEONID LARBI MARTHA K MOCTAR-NELH MOHAMED MITCHELL EIMANI ONG HERMAN PAMNANI BRAD REYES JOSE REECE ERIC SANDERS VICTOR TSIKLIOIS JOHN/ARENAS STACY YERM ALBERT YHELILI EMIRJETA/JOHN DOE/JANE DOE CRUZ JUDITH DIXON TEQUILLA FLORES LISSETTE GREEN SHANEEQUA JOHNSON NAQUAN ROSS CHRISTOPHER PARKER JAMES/DOE JOHN & JANE SIMONE SACKEY/JOHN DOE; JANE DOE

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Notice of Formation of S3 115 STANWIX LENDER LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/20/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 444 Madison Ave, Fl. 41, NY, NY 10022. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of CRAIGMINE LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed w/ Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/17/17. Office in NY County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Craig Kallman, 200 E. 62nd St., New York, NY 10065. Purpose: any lawful act/activity. Notice of Qualification of HANNON & COMPANY, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/30/17. Office location: New York Co. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 5/24/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 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 CRESCENT SKY LENDING FACILITY – 1 LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/18/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 6/23/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1745 Broadway, Ste 1736, NY, NY 10019. DE address of LLC: 1013 Centre Rd, Ste 403-B, Wilmington, DE 19805. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of MMM Capital LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/19/17. 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: 1370 Broadway, Fl. 4, NY, NY 10003. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of Tabestan, LLC filed with SSNY 7/7/17. Office: NY County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to US Corp Agents 7014 13th Ave, Ste 202 Brooklyn, NY 11228. Princ Bus add: One Madison Ave, 8th Fl, D35Q, NY, NY 10010. Purpose: any lawful act or activity.

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August 7, 2017 NOTICE OF SALE OF A COOPERATIVE APARTMENT

NOTICE OF SALE OF A COOPERATIVE APARTMENT

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: by Virtue of default under Loan Security Agreements, and other Security Documents, held by GreenPoint Mortgage Funding, Inc., as Secured Creditor, George Nelson, DCA # 1300011, will sell at public auction, with reserve, at the Rotunda of the New York County Supreme Courthouse, 60 Centre St., New York, NY 10007 on August 22, 2017 at 12:30 p.m., 14 shares of the capital stock of Amblunthrop Holding, Inc., issued in the name of William Campbell, and all right, title and interest in a Proprietary lease to 788 9th Avenue, Apt 3B, New York, NY 10019. Sale held to enforce the rights of Countrywide Home Loans, Inc., as Secured Creditor, who reserves the right to bid. Ten percent (10%) Bank/Certified check payable to the Escrowee, Leopold & Associates, PLLC, as attorneys for Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. Balance due at closing within thirty (30) days. The auctioneer’s fees are required at sale. The Cooperative Apartment will be sold “AS IS” and possession is to be obtained by the purchaser(s Dated: June 29, 2017

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: by Virtue of default under Loan Security Agreements, and other Security Documents, held by Greenpoint Mortgage Funding, Inc., as Secured Creditor, George Nelson, DCA# 1300011, will sell at public auction, with reserve, at the Rotunda of the New York County Supreme Courthouse, at 60 Centre Street, New York, NY 10601, on August 22nd, 2017 at 11:30 am, 250 shares of the capital stock of 523-527 West 143rd Street Housing Development Fund Corporation (A Cooperative Housing Corporation), issued in the name of Christopher Harris, and all rights, title and interest in a Proprietary Lease to Apartment 2A located at 523 West 143rd Street, New York, NY 10031. Sale held to enforce (the) rights of Greenpoint Mortgage Funding, Inc., as Secured Creditor, who reserves the right to bid. Ten percent (10%) Bank/Certified check payable to Leopold & Associates, PLLC, as attorneys for Greenpoint Mortgage Funding, Inc. Balance due at closing within thirty (30) days. The auctioneer’s fees are required at sale. The Cooperative Apartment will be sold “AS IS” and possession is to be obtained by the purchaser(s) and subject to Co-Op approval. Dated: June 27th, 2017

Leopold & Associates, PLLC 80 Business Park Drive Suite 110 Armonk, New York 10504 (914) 219-5787 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF Mint Travel LLC. Arts of Org filed with Secy of State of NY (SSNY) 7/17/17. Office loc: NY County. SSNY designated agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 7014 13th Ave, Ste 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Princ bus addr of LLC: 303 E. 83rd St. Apt 15D, NY, NY 10028. Purpose: any lawful act or activity . NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A LICENSE, SERIAL # 1301723, FOR WINE & BEER HAS BEEN APPLIED FOR BY THE UNDERSIGNED TO SELL WINE & BEER AT RETAIL UNDER THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LAW AT 483 COLUMBUS AVE. NY,, NY 10024. NY COUNTY, FOR ONPREMISE CONSUMPTION. MICHEL GE INC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A LICENSE, SERIAL # 1304165, FOR WINE & BEER HAS BEEN APPLIED FOR BY THE UNDERSIGNED TO SELL WINE & BEER AT RETAIL UNDER THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LAW AT 268 270 6TH AVE. NY, NY 10014. NY COUNTY, FOR ONPREMISE CONSUMPTION. BAR GIACOSA CORP

Leopold & Associates, PLLC 80 Business Park Drive Suite 110 Armonk, New York 10504 (914) 219-5787

Notice of Formation of KOAST 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: 17-18 201 St, Bayside, NY 11360. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of SOLITA SOHO HOTEL, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/26/04. 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. WHIZ REAL ESTATE LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 12/12/2016. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Kanfi, Levinzon, CPAs P.C., 237 West 35th St., Ste 702A, NY, NY 10001. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.

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AT&T proposes to collocate antennas (tip heights 137’) on the building at 541 West 29th St, New York, NY (20170709). Interested parties may contact Scott Horn (856-809-1202) (1012 Industrial Dr., West Berlin, NJ 08091) with comments regarding potential effects on historic properties.

AT&T proposes to collocate antennas (tip heights 201’) on the water tank on top of the building at 42 West 48th St, New York, NY (20170714). Interested parties may contact Scott Horn (856-809-1202) (1012 Industrial Dr., West Berlin, NJ 08091) with comments regarding potential effects on historic properties.

PUBLIC NOTICE AT&T proposes to collocate antennas (tip heights 81’) on the building at 11-13 Avenue D, New York, NY (2010708). Interested parties may contact Scott Horn (856-809-1202) (1012 Industrial Dr., West Berlin, NJ 08091) with comments regarding potential effects on historic properties. Notice of Formation of EIGHT SPRINGS 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: 405 Lexington Ave, NY, NY 10174. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Qualification of OM VENTURES LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 07/25/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in New Jersey (NJ) on 05/17/16. NYS fictitious name: OM VENTURES USA, LLC. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 22 W. 48th St., Ste. 405, NY, NY 10036. NJ addr. of LLC: 3114 Tonnelle Ave., N. Bergen, NJ 07047-2312. Cert. of Form. filed with Acting State Treasurer, NJ Div. of Revenue, 33 W. State St., 5th Fl., Trenton, NJ 08608. Purpose: Any lawful activity. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A LICENSE, SERIAL # 1304329, FOR WINE & BEER HAS BEEN APPLIED FOR BY THE UNDERSIGNED TO SELL WINE & BEER AT RETAIL UNDER THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LAW AT 240 PROSPECT PARK W BROOKLYN, NY 11215. KINGS COUNTY, FOR ONPREMISE CONSUMPTION. CASUAL CAFÉ PARTNERS BRUNSWICK LLC. Notice of Qualification of 5175 DEPEW RETAIL OUTPARCEL, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/25/17. Office location: New York Co. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 11/2/16. 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.

PUBLIC NOTICE AT&T proposes to collocate antennas (tip heights 146’) on the building at 200 Central Park West, New York, NY (20170707). Interested parties may contact Scott Horn (856809-1202) (1012 Industrial Dr., West Berlin, NJ 08091) with comments regarding potential effects on historic properties. DIDYMA REALTY ASTORIA LLC Art. Of Org. Filed Sec. of State of NY 3/17/2017. 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, 246 E. 44th St., New York, NY 10017. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity. Notice of Qualification of ANBAU ACQUISITIONS, LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 07/27/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 07/25/17. 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 122072543. DE addr. of LLC: 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of Isaac Neaves Designs LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) 6/29/17. Office location: NY County. SSNY is designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 11135 Auburn Glen, San Antonio, TX 78249. Purpose: any lawful activity. 955 SECOND AVE PARTNERS LLC Art. Of Org. Filed Sec. of State of NY 3/17/2017. 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, 246 E. 44th St., New York, NY 10017. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity. Notice of Formation of 58 NEWEL HOLDER, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/21/17. 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: 256 W 116th St, NY, NY 10026. Purpose: any lawful activity.


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August 7, 2017 Notice of Qualification of HOUND PARTNERS MANAGEMENT, LP Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 07/10/17. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 06/05/17. Princ. office of LP: 101 Park Ave., 47th Fl., NY, NY 10178. Duration of LP is Perpetual. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Hound Partners Management GP, LLC, Attn: Jonathan Auerbach at the princ. office of the LP. Name and addr. of each general partner are available from SSNY. DE addr. of LP: c/o Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of LP filed with Secy. of State of the State of DE, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., Federal & Duke of York Sts., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

Notice of Qualification of Preston Ridge Partners, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/24/17. Office location: New York Co. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 8/27/13. 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 Qualification of TAH 2017-1 DEPOSITOR LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/24/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 7/19/17. 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.

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Notice of Qualification of 400 CAPITAL ASSET BASED ONSHORE TERM FUND I LP Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 07/26/17. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 06/22/17. Duration of LP is Perpetual. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the Partnership, 510 Madison Ave., 17th Fl., NY, NY 10022. Name and addr. of each general partner are available from SSNY. DE addr. of LP: c/o Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of LP filed with Secy. of State of DE, Dept. of State, Div. of Corps., John Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

Notice is hereby given a license, number 1304247 for on-premises Liquor has been applied for by the undersigned to sell liquor at retail in a Restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 304 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10003 for on premises consumption. BYTELOGICS INC. Notice of Formation of Precision and Flow Health LLC. Arts of Org filed with Secy of State of NY (SSNY) 6/14/17. Office loc: NY County. SSNY designated agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to princ bus addr: 200 Central Park S, 11J, NY, NY 10019. Purpose: any lawful act.

Notice of Formation of Framework Consulting New York, LLC. Arts of Org filed with Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/14/2017. Office loc: NY County. SSNY designated agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process against LLC to: Elizabeth Paley, 915 Broadway, NY. NY 10010. Purpose: any lawful act or activity

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LOSERS CARL HEASTIE As part of his grand tour of upstate New York, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie boldly went to Ticonderoga, where he visited a re-creation of the U.S.S. Enterprise’s main bridge from Star Trek. A lifelong Trekkie, Heastie got to fulfill his childhood dream of sitting in Captain Kirk’s chair, a seat which he may enjoy even more than the Assembly speaker’s chair.

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Politics can feel like a game of musical chairs. Pat Foye and John Degnan are out at the Port Authority, and Rick Cotton and Kevin O’Toole are in. Foye jumped to the MTA, and Ronnie Hakim’s still there. In Washington, John Kelly took Reince Priebus’ spot and then booted “The Mooch.” Others may soon be on the move. Check out last week’s Winners & Losers to see who still has a seat – and who’s left standing.

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This is ground conTrol

To Mayor Bill ... You shrug your shoulders and claim you have no responsibility to the 6 million daily subway riders.

You refuse to participate in fixing the subway to end New York City’s Summer of Hell, while City Hall has a $4 billion surplus. Really?

come back down to Earth, Bill...

... because down here, NYC City Comptroller Scott Stringer, the Daily News

Editorial Board, the New York Times Editorial Board, watchdog groups, and riders all agree: Mayor de Blasio must do his part.

The state is paying 50% of the cost and so should City Hall.

a 50-50 split is undeniably fair. Paid for by the Transport Workers Union John Samuelsen, International President

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