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EDITOR’S NOTE

JON LENTZ Editor-in-chief

Former New York City Councilman Ruben Wills was convicted last month on corruption charges involving the theft of $30,000 in public campaign funds and state grants. The ex-Queens lawmaker, who pledged to file an appeal, was removed from the council and sentenced to two to six years in prison. Even if the verdict is overturned, Wills faces additional corruption charges for allegedly filing false disclosures with the city’s Conflicts of Interest Board. The legal cases seemed to take a toll on his performance. After his first indictment in 2014, Wills was stripped of his post as chairman of a council subcommittee on drug abuse. Other members took over responsibility for distributing funding in his district. Last year, he attended less than a third of his council meetings, with many of the absences attributed to an undisclosed medical issue. He didn’t introduce a single bill in 2016. But did that make him the worst member of the New York City Council? To find out, check out this week’s cover story on the best – and worst – New York City lawmakers.

CONTENTS BOCHINCHE & BUZZ ... 6 Gerson Borrero has gossip on Squadron’s resignation and more

NEW YORK NONPROFIT MEDIA ... 26 Attorneys are increasingly joining nonprofits for more rewarding careers

WINNERS & LOSERS ... 34

Who was up and who was down last week

BEST & WORST NYC LAWMAKERS Who’s earning their keep on the New York City Council?

... 8

STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT

How the agency is keeping New York in tip-top shape ... 17

SLANT

Riders Alliance’s Nick Sifuentes on how to fund subway repairs ... 28


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WARRANT PEACE More than 644,000 old warrants for offenses committed at least 10 years ago were nullified on Wednesday in a coordinated effort by the district attorneys for the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens. The district attorney for the most conservative borough, Staten Island, declined to join the effort.

START SPREADING THE NUKES

State Sen. Daniel Squadron unexpectedly announced that he would resign on Friday in a Daily News op-ed published on Wednesday morning, followed by an email to constituents. Squadron wrote in his email that he feels motivated to take on a more national role in “pushing policies and candidates that will create a fairer and more democratic future.” He explained in the Daily News that he would start an initiative with entrepreneur Adam Pritzker and Jeffrey Sachs of Columbia University to address what he sees as a national “crisis” of polarization and special interest politics. Apparently, there just isn’t enough polarization and special interest politics for Squadron to take on as state senator in New York.

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A Q&A with Staten Island Borough President

Jimmy Oddo The

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“Preferably

MILLIONAIRES TAX MAKES FEW HAPPY New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio proposed a so-called “millionaires tax” to provide revenue for subway system improvements and subsidized MetroCards for low-income New Yorkers. However, the plan was dismissed out of hand almost as soon as it was raised, with many public officials saying that it does not provide an immediate solution, and most likely won’t pass the state Legislature. Nevertheless, de Blasio persisted, ramping up his feud with Gov. Andrew Cuomo over who is responsible for the city’s broken subway system.

C&S: What is your reaction to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposed “millionaires tax” to repair the subway system? JO: The thing that always intrigues me about these property tax increase proposals is, the property tax always pours more water into the glass. No one ever talks about the hole at the bottom of the glass. And the hole at the bottom of the glass for the MTA is pension costs and health care. So the tax increase in and of itself doesn’t really do a lot. Secondly, what makes this more likely to happen than congestion pricing that was ruled (with) sort of a wave of the hand that it’s not going to pass? What makes us think the state Senate is going to pass the increase? C&S: An article in the Staten Island Advance portrayed the Staten Island Republican Party as divided over your endorsed candidate for mayor, Assemblywoman

A WOMAN.”

—an UNNAMED GOP INSIDER, on the ideal candidate to defeat Gov. Andrew Cuomo in 2018, via the Daily News Get the kicker every morning in CITY & STATE’S FIRST READ email. Sign up at cityandstateny.com.

Nicole Malliotakis. What is your response, and why do you think she is the right candidate for mayor? JO: I think she would be the biggest change agent this city has seen in a really long time, and I think from an operational point of view, it certainly needs to happen. I have been, for 25 years of my life, on the outside fighting the bureaucracy, and I’d love to see a Staten Islander on the inside imploding that bureaucracy and building city government up. In terms of the article, what happens in the locker room should stay in the locker room until we’re ready to take it outside the locker room, and none of the stuff that happened should have been taken outside the locker room. Nothing positive for Nicole, for myself, for Staten Island, for the Republicans, comes from us in this instance talking about stuff inside the locker room.

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SQUADRON, SQUADROFF

President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un traded threats last week, ramping up the tension between the two countries. Trump on Tuesday warned that he would unleash “fire and fury” on North Korea – a la Daenerys Targaryen. Kim responded that he is considering a strike on Guam. On Wednesday, Trump tweeted that the American nuclear arsenal is “more powerful than ever before.”


Convicted politicians: Where are they now? Voters may wish a corrupt politician would just disappear. And sometimes, they do – by choice or by court-ordered mandate – drop out of public life. But others, like former New York City Councilman and ex-state Sen. Hiram Monserrate, run for office again, despite the notorious designation of “convicted felon.” Here’s where some lawbreaker lawmakers have ended up. Hiram Monserrate

WESTCHESTER COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE; NEW YORK STATE SENATE

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The former Queens lawmaker was acquitted of felony domestic abuse charges in 2009, but was convicted on misdemeanor charges for injuring his girlfriend, and expelled from the state Senate for the offense in 2010. He was then convicted in 2012 and sentenced to two years in prison for misusing city funds to pay for his Senate candidacy. He’s now trying to re-enter politics, running in the Democratic primary for a northern Queens City Council seat – though his bid for district leader failed last year.

Sol Wachtler The former chief judge of the state Court of Appeals served about a year in prison in Minnesota after a 1993 conviction for harassing a woman after they had an affair and threatening to kidnap her daughter. Wachtler has since written a memoir and a novel, and still serves as adjunct professor at Touro Law School on Long Island.

Pedro Espada Jr.

The onetime state Senate majority leader was convicted in 2012 of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from Soundview Health Center, the Bronx nonprofit he founded. The Democrat went to prison in 2013, and is currently in a Brooklyn halfway house with his release scheduled for October.

Alan Hevesi

Former Assemblyman and New York City Comptroller Alan Hevesi faced serious issues after he became state comptroller, and was forced to resign in 2006 as part of a felony plea deal for having state employees serve as drivers and caretakers for his wife. In 2010, he pleaded guilty to separate felony corruption charges for a pay-to-play scheme with the state pension fund and served 20 months at an upstate prison. The retired Hevesi returned to his home in Forest Hills, Queens, and now gives occasional lectures on politics at the Central Queens Y.

Larry Seabrook

John Sampson

Michael Grimm

The case against the Bronx exNew York City councilman first ended in a mistrial, but he was tried again in 2012 and convicted on felony counts of funneling $1.5 million in taxpayer money to friends and family. He served four years in prison – with time in Brooklyn and Central Pennsylvania – and was just released on July 14.

While the former leader of the state Senate Democrats dodged some charges against him, he was convicted in 2015 on felony charges of lying to the feds. He was sentenced in January to five years in prison, and is currently at the Federal Correction Institution, Fairton in southern New Jersey. He has a scheduled release date of September 2021.

The former Staten Island congressman pleaded guilty to felony tax evasion in December 2014, the month after he was re-elected, and resigned from the House soon after. The Republican served seven months at Federal Correctional Institute, McKean, a medium-security facility in western Pennsylvania. Grimm has reportedly been making calls to drum up support for a run for his old congressional seat.

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GERSON BORRERO

FARRELL NEARING ADIÓS There is solid buzz that longtime Manhattan Assemblyman Herman “Denny” Farrell Jr. will be retiring before the summer ends. Farrell was elected to the Assembly in 1974 (that’s 43 años). “Denny’s had a long and good run and at 85, he’s done more than his part,” said one bochinchero, who confirmed the timeline. Denny’s retirement has been reported previously, but now that his exit is imminent, it’s going to get really interesting and possibly messy for Keith Wright, the Manhattan Democratic Party chairman, who will have to manage the process of finding Farrell’s successor in the 71st Assembly District. If Assemblyman Robert Rodríguez wins his bid for term-limited New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito’s seat, then there will be at least two simultaneous vacancies in the Assembly, not to mention the additional vacancy created by former state Sen. Daniel Squadron, who recently announced his resignation. Manhattan is caliente.

HERMAN “DENNY” FARRELL JR.

NOT FELIZ WITH SQUADRON The timing of former state Sen. Daniel Squadron’s unexpected resignation has triggered plenty of criticism, including my own on NY1’s “Road To City Hall.” There’s a few bochinchero Democrats who see Squadron’s move as a “blatant disgrace.” Another Democrat told me that Squadron’s resignation is “so cynical, since he ran as a reformer against Marty Connor. Putting aside the fact that (Connor) was an election lawyer to the highest bidder, he was a good senator.” Another Dem said: “For Squadron to trick his constituents this way is unforgivable!” Other comments made creative use of the words “conniver” and “deceiver,” and at least two Manhattan bochincheros agreed with my calling him a “punk” on NY1. DANIEL SQUADRON


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REPLACING THE QUITTER Putting aside Squadron’s preference for Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh to replace him in the 26th Senate District, the fact is that this race could be wide open. The bulk of the district is in Manhattan. However, there’s enough of it in Brooklyn for Frank Seddio, its county Democratic Party boss, to play a major role in picking a candidate. If Seddio and Keith Wright, the Manhattan Democratic boss, can’t come to an agreement, the Democrats could have a free-for-all election. Other Dems mentioned as possibilities include freshman Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou of Manhattan and activist Lincoln Restler, a former Brooklyn Democratic district leader who works for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration. Paul Newell, a lower Manhattan Democratic district leader who has unsuccessfully run for office in the past, has also been mentioned as a possibility. Others mentioned as potential candidates include termlimited City Councilwoman Rosie Mendez and even former City Councilwoman Margarita López. This could get real competitivo. BRIAN KAVANAGH

MANHATTAN REPUBLICANOS EYE CATS’ KID Adele Malpass is leaving her post as chairwoman of the Manhattan GOP. Her husband, David Malpass, was recently confirmed as President Donald Trump’s pick for U.S. Treasury’s undersecretary for international affairs and they are moving to Washington, D.C. By all accounts, Adele has done a great job for Republicans on the island. She even gets major respeto and credit for taking on the other GOP county leaders for failing to grow the downstate Republican base. The buzz among Republican bochincheros is that Andrea Catsimatidis, the hija of billionaire supermarket magnate John Catsimatidis, is the “odds-on favorite” to replace Adele. There is some concern that Andrea is too much of an attraction for Page Six. Her divorce from Christopher Nixon Cox, the son of state GOP Chairman Ed Cox, was plastered all over the New York Post. One bochinchero told me, “What’s going to be very interesting are the pictures she has posted publicly to her Instagram site. When they become public, it will be quite interesting.” I’m not on Instagram, but if any bochinchero is curious, Andrea’s Instagram account is @a.j._cats. JOHN CATSIMATIDIS REMEMBER, GENTE, IT’S ALL BOCHINCHE UNTIL IT’S CONFIRMED.


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NYC SOME NEW YORKERS love their local City Council member. Others loathe their representative. Still others don’t know – or even care – who their councilman or councilwoman is. No matter how voters feel about them, the 51 members of the New York City Council (or 50 at present, with one seat newly vacant) serve a critical function in the city. Together, they work with the mayor to decide how to allocate more than $80 billion in the city budget each year. They pass dozens of bills and shape major land use proposals. They monitor city agencies and hold them accountable to the taxpaying public. But as anyone who pays attention to local politics can tell you, some members of the City Council are better about carrying out their duties than others. So which New York City Council members are falling short? And who is truly getting the job done – self-congratulatory press releases notwithstanding? City & State set out to find the answer. What we ended up with is a comprehensive ranking of the best – and worst – members of the New York City Council. We identified seven criteria to assess each member: attendance

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record, the number of bills introduced and signed into law, responsiveness to questions from constituents and from the media and public prominence, as measured by Google search results and number of Twitter followers. To track attendance, we counted all the meetings that each member was obligated to attend, including committee and subcommittee meetings, and then determined how many he or she missed. Any time a member had two meetings scheduled at the same time, we didn’t count the conflict as an absence. But other absences – for medical reasons, jury duty, funerals or family leave – were included. On the legislative front, we tallied bill introductions but left out resolutions, which have little real weight. Only a lawmaker who was the prime sponsor of a bill qualified in this analysis. To reward effort, one criterion was the number of bills introduced. And to reward effectiveness, the other legislative criterion was the number of bills signed into law. For these first three criteria, we used data from calendar year 2016. Of course, there’s a lot more to the job than showing up and passing laws. To assess responsiveness to


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WMAKERS constituent concerns, we sent an anonymous email to every member with a simple question, albeit one that the City Council doesn’t directly deal with: Could you provide any information on how to sign up for Medicare? Some lawmakers responded within minutes. Nearly half didn’t respond at all. Similarly, we came up with a test to see how quickly each member would respond to a press inquiry: a request to submit the elected official’s latest headshot to update our photo archive. The responses to this request came more quickly, but 11 members still failed to reply. Next, we tried to get a sense of each official’s prominence, on the assumption that a higher public profile helps in influencing policy debates and winning political battles. One simple indicator we used was the result of a Google search for each member’s name and the words “New York City Council.” A second indicator was each council member’s number of Twitter followers. At that point, we ranked the members on each of the seven criteria. Each member’s overall score is the average of his or her seven rankings. The overall scores, ordered

from lowest to highest, determine the final ranking. The complete lists, as well as our full methodology, will be posted online at cityandstateny.com. A few unexpected challenges arose along the way: City Councilman Bill Perkins was ultimately left out of the analysis since much of the data we used is from 2016, when Inez Dickens still held his Harlem seat. Ruben Wills, who was convicted of corruption charges in July, was included in our initial analysis and stayed in the final rankings. But due to his expulsion from the City Council, he did not technically finish in the council’s bottom five lawmakers – even though he easily qualified. Apart from that, our model was finalized before we started the analysis, and we had no idea going in where each member would land in our rankings. Some factors, like city funds a lawmaker brings back to the district, were omitted since they proved too difficult to quantify. Some of the measures we did rely on are admittedly imperfect, and others arguably should be weighted more heavily. Taken together, however, the final rankings reveal a great deal about how well each individual member of the City Council is serving New York City.

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#1

Melissa MarkViverito Attendance: 100%, #1 (tie) Bills introduced: 22, #1 Bills enacted: 20, #1

Constituent response: 15 hours, 2 minutes, #11 Communications response: 3 minutes, #4 Google results: 77,200, #4 Twitter followers: 30,331, #1 NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito took the No. 1 spot on our list of the best New York City lawmakers. As leader of the City Council, she drives much of the legislative body’s agenda and has considerable sway over which bills advance. In her annual State of the City addresses, she has laid out her own ambitious agenda emphasizing criminal justice reforms and protections for immigrants. On the legislative front, she led the way in 2016 with 22 bills introduced and 20 signed into law. While working closely with Mayor Bill de Blasio, Mark-Viverito has flexed her muscles in halting legislation as well. One noteworthy example was her decision to work with the New York City Police Department to implement changes

voluntarily instead of passing The Right to Know Act, a legislative criminal justice reform package that had garnered the support of a majority of the council’s members. The speaker had the best attendance, tying with City Council Minority Leader Steven Matteo for a perfect record last year. To be fair, Mark-Viverito had an easier job, with only 32 meetings that she was obligated to attend in 2016, primarily the stated meetings that convene the full council. Most of the other council members had at least twice that many meetings, including dozens of committee meetings. Matteo, for example, showed up for 115 meetings in 2016. City Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez had a whopping 172 meetings to attend. Mark-Viverito’s office performed well on measures of responsiveness, replying to

a media request within minutes and providing a detailed answer to an anonymous constituent question within one day. She also enjoys a high level of visibility, thanks in large part to her prominent leadership role. But she has also cultivated a dedicated following on social media, leading the City Council in the number of Twitter followers. With Mark-Viverito wrapping up her last year in office, she’ll be passing off the leadership duties to another member in a matter of months. Among the leading contenders for the City Council speakership are City Councilman Mark Levine of Manhattan, who ranks seventh on our list, Queens City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, who’s ninth, Manhattan City Councilman Corey Johnson at No. 23, and City Councilman Donovan Richards at No. 32. Will one of them be next year’s No. 1?


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Jumaane #3 Williams

Daniel Garodnick

Attendance: 83.5%, #39 Bills introduced: 19, #3 Bills enacted: 15, #2

Attendance: 91.3%, #21 Bills introduced: 15, #6 Bills enacted: 9, #4 (tie)

Constituent response: 12 hours, 48 minutes, #8

Constituent response: 12 hours, 1 minute, #6

Communications response: 3 minutes, #3 Google results: 81,900, #3

Communications response: 4 hours, 22 minutes, #25 Google results: 46,400 #14

Twitter followers: 17,247, #4

Twitter followers: 10,949, #8

The Brooklyn councilman chairs the Committee on Housing and Buildings, a key body as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration carries out its ambitious affordable housing plan. Williams is also considered a long shot for council speaker.

The Manhattanite has played a key role on a number of major developments during his tenure, from an affordable housing preservation deal at Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village to the Midtown East rezoning. The term-limited councilman considered but passed on a run for mayor.

#2

#4

Ben Kallos

#5

Elizabeth Crowley

Attendance: 98.1%, #5 Bills introduced: 17, #5 Bills enacted: 9, #4 (tie)

Attendance: 96.2%, #10 Bills introduced: 10, #14 Bills enacted: 5, #11 (tie)

Constituent response: 17 hours, 26 minutes, #14

Constituent response: 11 hours, 31 minutes, #5

Communications response: 53 minutes, #10 Google results: 54,700, #9

Communications response: 40 minutes, #9 Google results: 27,599, #30

Twitter followers: 4,005, #38

Twitter followers: 7,469, #20

Representing Manhattan’s Upper East Side and Roosevelt Island, Kallos has positioned himself as a reformer. As chairman of the Committee on Government Operations, he has proposed numerous good government measures and pushed for greater transparency.

As chairwoman of the Fire and Criminal Justice Services Committee, the Queens councilwoman has shepherded legislation through the City Council dealing with such hot-button issues as curbing violence at Rikers Island, emergency response times and various police reforms.


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To come up with this list, City & State assessed each member of the New York City Council based on seven criteria. Here’s who came out on top – and on the bottom – one each individual measure. To see the full lists, and to learn more about our methodology, go to cityandstateny.com.

ATTENDANCE Melissa Mark-Viverito

100%

Steven Matteo

100%

Chaim Deutsch

98.8%

Helen Rosenthal

98.3%

Ben Kallos

98.1%

Andy King

74.3%

Darlene Mealy

74.2% 70.5%

Annabel Palma

66.7%

Deborah Rose Ruben Wills* 32.3%

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57 BILLS INTRODUCED

Melissa Mark-Viverito

19

Jumaane Williams

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BILLS ENACTED

Ritchie Torres

Jimmy Van Bramer

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Ben Kallos

Melissa MarkViverito

Daniel Garodnick 9

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Ben Kallos 9

Jumaane Williams Julissa FerrerasCopeland Laurie Cumbo 9

lawmakers with ZERO bills introduced:

lawmakers with ZERO bills enacted:

Peter Koo,

Paul Vallone,

I. Daneek Miller,

Barry Grodenchik,

Eric Ulrich,

Karen Koslowitz,

Darlene Mealy and

Eric Ulrich,

former councilman

Carlos Menchaca,

Ruben Wills

Vincent Gentile, Joseph Borelli


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CONSTITUENT RESPONSE Chaim Deutsch

13

James Vacca

Minutes

Minutes

Steven Matteo

43 Minutes

COMMUNICATIONS RESPONSE

1 3 4 Ydanis Rodriguez Mathieu Eugene Minute

Jumaane Williams

David Greenfield 11 Hours 11 Minutes

Melissa Mark-Viverito

Elizabeth Crowley 11 Hours 31 Minutes

Minutes

24 lawmakers with NO response

GOOGLE RESULTS James Vacca

Julissa Ferreras-Copeland Jumaane Williams

81,900

90,450

TWITTER FOLLOWERS

30,331 22,417 Joseph Borelli

Jimmy Van Bramer

75,600

Alan Maisel

Brad Lander

Jumaane Williams

11,873 David Greenfield

Rafael Espinal Jr. Inez Barron Barry Grodenchik

19,433

17,247

Melissa Mark-Viverito

77,200

Eric Ulrich Minutes

11 lawmakers with NO response

Melissa MarkViverito

85,200

Chaim Deutsch

13

Annabel Palma Peter Koo Darlene Mealy Inez Barron Alan Maisel

1,347 1,262 1,074 NO Twitter account NO Twitter account


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WHO IS THE worst New York City lawmaker? According to our analysis, it’s Councilwoman Darlene Mealy. The Brooklyn lawmaker had the worst attendance, showing up less than 75 percent of the time last year. She didn’t introduce a single bill in 2016, and was the prime sponsor of one bill signed into law. She failed to respond to a constituent question. Of the 48 members on Twitter, she has the fewest followers. Even Ruben Wills, recently expelled from the City Council following a corruption conviction, ranked higher. (A summary of his rankings is below for comparison.) Rounding out the bottom five are Inez Barron, Peter Koo, Debi Rose and Annabel Palma. None introduced more than two bills last year, and none had more than two bills enacted. Rose and Palma both missed more than 29 percent of their meetings, in part because of absences excused for medical reasons. This may strike some as unfair, but an extended absence can affect performance – and it appeared to do so, judging by their other scores. Rose rejected her ranking, suggesting City & State see all the new parks, school seats and libraries, repaved roads and good jobs in her North Shore district in Staten Island. “My constituents know that I represent their interests where it counts, when I vote and when I fight for and secure the parks, libraries, school seats and quality jobs that they deserve,” she said. “That is my measure of success, not how many laws I add to the books or social media followers I have.” Koo argued that “quantity does not equal quality” when it comes to legislation, and that “overregulation does not equate to effective government.” He described his one 2016 bill signed into law “as the first significant good government reform to the 50-year-old landmarks law.” And he dismissed the use of English-language Google results, saying City & State failed to account for “our many, active Chinese and Korean-language publications.” “Finally, it is hurtful and frankly racist to think that the value of a proud Asian immigrant elected official such as myself should only be measured by their coverage in English-language media,” he said, adding, “Their absence speaks volumes about the accuracy of this survey.” (When Google search results are omitted, Koo remains in the bottom five.) The other three – Mealy, Barron and Palma – did not respond to requests for comment.

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Darlene Mealy Attendance: 74.2%, #47 Bills introduced: 0, #46 (tie) Bills enacted: 1, #34 (tie)

Constituent response: None Communications response: 5 days, #38 Google results: 26,100, #31 Twitter followers: 1,074, #48

#49

Inez Barron Attendance: 85.6%, #37 Bills introduced: 2, #38 (tie) Bills enacted: 1, #34 (tie)

Constituent response: Auto-reply only, #25 (tie) Communications response: None Google results: 4,900, #46 Twitter followers: No profile, #49 (tie)


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Ruben Wills*

#47

Attendance: 32.3%, #50 Bills introduced: 0, #46 (tie) Bills enacted: 1, #34 (tie)

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Peter Koo Attendance: 93.6%, #16 Bills introduced: 0, #46 (tie) Bills enacted: 1, #34 (tie)

* WILLS WAS RECENTLY REMOVED FROM THE NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL AFTER BEING CONVICTED ON CORRUPTION CHARGES.

#46

Constituent response: None

Constituent response: None

Communications response: None Google results: 34,900, #24

Communications response: 25 hours, 33 minutes, #32 Google results: 18,300, #39

Twitter followers: 4,109, #38

Twitter followers: 1,262, #47

Deborah #45 Rose

Annabel Palma

Attendance: 66.7%, #49 Bills introduced: 1, #42 (tie) Bills enacted: 2, #29 (tie)

Attendance: 70.5%, #48 Bills introduced: 1, #42 (tie) Bills enacted: 1, #34 (tie)

Constituent response: None

Constituent response: 17 hours, 7 minutes, #13

Communications response: 3 hours, 25 minutes, #23 Google results: 15,330, #43

Communications response: None Google results: 36,100, #23

Twitter followers: 4,849, #30

Twitter followers: 1,347, #46


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AGENCY FOCUS:

NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

The mission of the state Department of Health is to “protect, improve and promote the health, productivity and well being of all New Yorkers.” How the state agency achieves those goals is a lot more complicated. Just a few weeks ago, the effort in Washington, D.C., to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act threatened to slash funding for the state Health Department. Even now, with the repeal effort having stalled in the U.S. Senate, negotiations over how to fix the legislation – and the Trump administration’s actions to undermine it – will have a major impact on the health insurance market in New York. That, in turn, will directly affect the stability of the New York insurance marketplace, which the department oversees, and which covers nearly 1 in 5 New Yorkers. The state’s insurance exchange, of course, is just one of many programs the state Health Department runs. The agency, which has grown into one of the nation’s largest state health departments since its creation in 1901, administers the state’s Medicaid program, which is the country’s largest. The department reacts to hot-button environmental challenges like contaminated drinking water. It oversees an evolving medical marijuana program, is spearheading a promising initiative to end the spread of HIV/ AIDS and is continuing its multifaceted fight against the opioid epidemic. And that’s just scratching the surface of the many public health initiatives at the agency, which directly employs more than 3,000 staffers and has a budget of more than $130 billion. The critical importance of the agency’s work is reflected in the fact that health care spending makes up one of the two largest expenditures in the state budget, along with education. At the direction of the governor and lawmakers, and in response to new public health threats, the department is constantly reacting to new challenges. In the most recent budget, for example, the state capped the growth of prescription drug spending in its Medicaid program and allocated $2.5 billion for clean water infrastructure. In this section, City & State takes a closer look at the agency’s work through a Q&A with state Health Commissioner Howard Zucker, interviews with five other top officials and a rundown of the department’s key programs and biggest threats.


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DOCTOR IS IN A Q&A WITH STATE HEALTH COMMISSIONER

Dr. Howard Zucker

C&S: Your career in public health began as one of the country’s youngest doctors at age 22, giving you a lengthy career in medicine, pediatrics in particular. What effect does that training and experience have on your priorities as commissioner? HZ: As a pediatric cardiac critical care specialist, I have dealt with life and death emergencies on a daily basis. This has shaped my view towards all issues large and small. As commissioner, I’ve led the department’s response to some very serious public health issues: Legionella, Zika, water quality, Candida auris, antibiotic resistance. Responding quickly and with the appropriate treatment is definitely something I’ve tried to incorporate from my clinical career into the creation of public policy. For anyone in the health care field, empathy and humility should be among the highest priorities. To truly deliver excellent care and develop sound, sustainable policy, you need to understand those whom you are seeking to help … and adjust accordingly. Lastly, never be surprised about anything. C&S: You attended college in Canada for undergraduate studies at McGill University. Did you have any experience with the Canadian health care system while you were there? How has that experience shaped your views on health care in the U.S.? HZ: During my studies at McGill, I did volunteer at Montreal Shriners Hospital, but it wasn’t really my experience in Canada that shaped my views on health care. I was pretty young then. It was really my work at the World Health Organization and at the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington that helped shape my thinking

on health care. At WHO, I had the privilege of traveling to dozens of countries and interacting with many different systems of care on the ground level. Working there taught me about varying health care systems in other countries and the challenges inherent to the provision of high-quality health care in a diverse society. Cultural competence is key, as is the integration of health and healthy lifestyles across government, culture and humanity as a whole, which has been a big priority of mine during my tenure at the Department of Health. C&S: I’ve been told that a major challenge at the state Department of Health is short staffing throughout the agency. Do you believe the agency has the staffing and resources it needs to do its job effectively? HZ: The department is committed to im-

proving the health of all New Yorkers while finding efficiencies and protecting taxpayers. Undoubtedly, we have many critical initiatives underway. Ensuring that the department has proper resources to advance the governor’s ambitious agenda is something we take very seriously and manage on a daily basis. Ultimately, we are armed with the staffing and resources needed to protect public health and maintain our position as the nation’s foremost state health department. C&S: Lyme disease and other tickborne illnesses are gaining greater attention, particularly among state senators. What is your department doing on this issue and is there a sense of the scope and immediacy of the problem? HZ: Tick-borne illnesses are some of the most rapidly growing vector-borne diseases in New York and across the United States,


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and the Department of Health is responding with bold action. At the New York state Department of Health, we actively monitor the tick population and incidences of tickborne illnesses, such as Lyme disease. Wadsworth Center, the state’s public health laboratory, is on the leading edge of monitoring and research into tick-borne diseases. Their work to extract tick DNA to test for the presence of pathogens and to identify ticks found to be positive for tick-borne diseases helps power the state’s prevention and response activities. As the number of Lyme cases has increased throughout the state, the department has launched a statewide public awareness campaign to remind New Yorkers of the dangers of ticks and how to prevent and remove them. We encourage people take some simple precautions such as wearing light-colored clothing to make ticks visible, tucking pants into socks and checking for ticks after

additional support for prevention, treatment and recovery programs. This investment by the state will address chemical dependency, expand residential service opportunities and promote public awareness and education to help turn the tide of opioid-related deaths. The challenge continues to be improving access to lifesaving treatment and expanding support for New Yorkers in recovery and their loved ones. As a member of the governor’s Heroin and Opioid Task Force, I worked with many health care providers, advocates and those in recovery to develop key strategies to prevent people from becoming addicted in the first place, while treating and assisting those who are already trapped in the cycle of abuse. On a national level, proposed cuts to Medicaid funding used to fight the opioid epidemic would have a devastating impact on our state’s ability to help those who are most in need. For in-

“Drinking water quality AND THE EMERGING contamination FROM legacy

pollution ARE THE defining issues OF our time.” spending time outdoors. We’ve also created several educational videos on how to properly remove a tick and protect yourself from tick-borne diseases, which are available at the state health department’s website and YouTube channel. Another important activity is the department’s dissemination of best practices and educational materials to local health departments to strengthen their own tick-borne disease surveillance and public outreach activities. C&S: Where are we as a state in the ongoing opioid crisis? HZ: Everyone is really focused on the opioid epidemic in our country, and how can they not be? As part of the Gov. Cuomo’s ongoing efforts to address this public health crisis, New York state continues to take important steps to combat the heroin and opioid epidemic. Thus, we have formed strong collaborations with community partners and with state and local government agencies to build upon the landmark legislation the governor signed into law last year and on this year's investment of over $200 million in

dividuals struggling with an addiction, or whose loved ones are struggling, they can find help and hope by calling the state’s tollfree, 24-hour, 7-day-a-week HOPEline at 1-877-8-HOPENY (1-877-846-7369) or by texting HOPENY (467369). C&S: In the wake of chemicals leeching into the water supply in Hoosick Falls, and a series of other incidents around the country in recent years, water contamination has become a major concern. What more needs to be done to ensure the safety of the state’s drinking water? HZ: Drinking water quality and the emerging contamination from legacy pollution are the defining issues of our time. While New York feels strongly that as the standard-bearer for health equity among states, the federal government must prioritize and implement uniform, nationwide regulations for unregulated contaminants. We are not waiting for federal action and have taken unprecedented steps to safeguard our most precious natural resource.

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At Gov. Cuomo’s direction, New York state has numerous initiatives in place to address these public health and environmental threats that include a record investment of $2 billion under the Clean Water Infrastructure Act of 2017 to upgrade critical municipal drinking water systems, protect drinking water at its source and provide the resources and authority to address known and emerging water quality threats. This significant investment will help aid the work of the statewide Water Quality Rapid Response Team, which convenes the best scientific minds to identify and swiftly address critical drinking water contamination wherever it occurs. Additionally, Gov. Cuomo’s Drinking Water Quality Council is bringing together legislative and state partners to provide critical guidance in New York’s ongoing commitment to providing clean drinking water for all communities across the state, regardless of their size. Input from the council will be valuable in the formal process of ultimately setting enforceable maximum contaminant levels for currently unregulated contaminants like 1,4-dioxane and perfluorinated compounds. C&S: Medical marijuana is available for some diagnoses in New York currently – will it be made available for post-traumatic stress disorder? The state Legislature approved the move, but I understand it’s awaiting the governor’s approval pending input from your agency and the governor’s counsel. HZ: Since day one of the state’s Medical Marijuana Program, the department has been committed to growing the program responsibly in a manner that best meets the needs of patients across the state. With that commitment in mind, the governor’s office and the Department of Health are currently reviewing legislation that passed both houses of the Legislature that would add PTSD to the list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana. Recent enhancements to the program include adding chronic pain as a qualifying condition, permitting home delivery, empowering nurse practitioners and physician assistants to certify patients, publishing a list of registered practitioners who have consented to be listed publicly and the authorization of five additional registered organizations to manufacture and dispense medical marijuana across the state. In fact, after the addition of chronic pain in late March, the number of certified patients in the program has increased by 10,744, or over 72 percent.


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MEDICAID

State Medicaid Director

C&S: The debate over Medicaid is very contentious, nationally and statewide. What do you think New Yorkers should know about Medicaid?

JH: New York’s Medicaid program provides vital services for 6.1 million people and is currently the biggest payer of health care services in the state, serving some of the neediest, most vulnerable populations. We are the progressive source for change across the entire health care system in New York. Since 2011 and the creation of the Medicaid Redesign Team, we have successfully lowered the per-member, per-month cost even while enrollment numbers have risen and coverage for services has expanded. By capitalizing on Medicaid transformation projects, such as the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program, we have been able to financially stabilize

WATER QUALITY IN 2015, the small upstate village of Hoosick Falls drew statewide attention when its water supply was found to be contaminated. After being contacted by residents, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency detected significant traces of the toxic man-made chemical perfluorooctanoic acid, or PFOA, in the village’s water. Similar concerns were

raised in Newburgh, which had another chemical, perfluorooctanesulfonic acid, or PFOS, in its water supply. After these health threats came to light, the state Health Department began working with the state Department of Environmental Conservation to ensure the cleanliness of drinking water in these

Medicaid in New York while providing better, more efficient care for those who need it the most. C&S: The Faso-Collins amendment is unlikely to be passed as part of the U.S. Senate health care bill, but the debate over shifting Medicaid costs from counties to the state is here to stay. How would such a measure affect your role? JH: If this measure is passed, it would cut Medicaid in New York by $2.3 billion and it would make it extremely difficult to maintain services at current levels. It would have devastating consequences for New York on top of cuts that could potentially come from a repeal of the ACA.

towns. In January, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration announced emergency regulations to classify PFOA as a hazardous substance and designated a Hoosick Falls manufacturing facility as a state Superfund site. The EPA followed suit, designating the facility a federal Superfund site. In addition to testing drinking water from both public and private facilities, the state Health Department collected blood samples from all over the state as part of a PFOA biomonitoring program to assess exposure to the chemical. Biomonitoring can also inform them if people are being exposed to PFOA from drinking water, and allows them to compare levels of PFOA in one community to another. The department works closely with DEC to collect and analyze fish from the Newburgh and Hoosick Falls areas for chemicals. To ensure the safety of drinking water more broadly, the state Health Department cooperates with county health departments, regulates the operation, design and quality of public water supplies and bottled water suppliers, ensures water sources are adequately protected, provides financial assistance to public water suppliers, reviews plans for proposed real estate subdivisions and sets standards for constructing private water wells and septic systems.

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C&S: What does your job entail? JH: I am the director of state’s $61 billion Medicaid program. I also serve as the executive director for New York’s Medicaid Redesign Team, nationally recognized as a 2015 Innovation in American Government finalist by the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. In this capacity, I lead Gov. Cuomo’s effort to fundamentally reshape the state’s Medicaid program in order to both lower costs and improve health care quality.


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OPIOID OVERDOSES FACING AN UNYIELDING opioid epidemic, the state has implemented one measure after another to reduce overdoses and combat addiction. According to the state Health Department, there were 2,175 heroin and other opioid-related deaths in 2013, 40 percent more than in 2009. In New York City, there were 1,374 drug overdose deaths last year, a 46 percent increase from 2015.

The state Department of Health has trained firefighters, EMT workers and law enforcement personnel to administer naloxone, a nasal spray that reverses the effects of opioids. In 2006, a state law made it legal for nonmedical people to administer the drug. Since then, the agency has trained more than 100,000 community members to use it. In 2016, naloxone was administered by EMT workers 6,928 times in the state, excluding New York City.

Another initiative is the state Health Department’s Internet System for Tracking Over-Prescribing, or I-STOP, which went into effect in 2013. It requires prescribers of controlled substances, such as Adderall and Oxycodone, to consult an online prescription monitoring program that provides practitioners with direct, secure access to view dispensed controlled substance abuse histories for their patients. This allows medical professionals to detect and prevent abuse or nonmedical use of prescription drugs. In addition, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation in 2013 that increases the department’s Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement access to criminal histories to aid investigations of prescribers and dispensers believed to be making illegal prescriptions. The law also increases the penalties for the criminal sale of a controlled substance by a pharmacist. Last year, Cuomo launched a statewide Heroin Task Force and this year he announced $200 million for treatment and recovery programs, residential service opportunities, public awareness and education. The Opioid Overdose Prevention Program gathers data on opioid-related activity by region to assist key stakeholders in assessing where communities are struggling.

LGBT SERVICES

JOHANNE MORNE Director, state Department of Health AIDS Institute

C&S: What does your job entail? JM: The state Department of Health’s AIDS Institute was created in 1983 to coordinate New York state’s response to the HIV epidemic. I provide leadership on program, fiscal and policy level efforts for the AI’s broadened mission of HIV, hepatitis and STD services, surveillance, opioid overdose prevention and LGBT health services. I am a leader of Gov. Cuomo’s Ending the AIDS Epidemic initiative. C&S: How has the opioid crisis in the state affected the mission and activity of the AIDS Institute? JM: The AI’s mission includes the provision of services to people who use drugs. In

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1992, the AI expanded to include syringe exchange and then expanded in 2006 to initiate the Opioid Overdose Prevention Program. In 2015, the AI launched Health Hubs, providing expanded comprehensive services to (people who use drugs) and has significantly expanded access to overdose prevention training and naloxone, a lifesaving drug that can reverse an overdose. There are currently over 450 registered programs and 2,000 pharmacies dispensing naloxone through standing orders. C&S: The AI emphasizes services to LGBT and minority communities. What methods does the AI use to reach out to these communities?

JM: Ending the AIDS Epidemic initiatives prioritize funding allocation and culturally responsive services and care. In 1994, the AI developed the LGBT HIV Prevention Initiative, which supports behavior-based HIV prevention interventions and HIV-related supportive services. The AI’s LGBT Health Services Unit, in partnership with the New York state LGBT Health and Human Services Network, addresses the non-HIV-related health disparities of LGBT people by improving access to health and supportive services, improving health outcomes and quality of life for LGBT individuals and increasing community awareness of the needs of LGBT communities.


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ZIKA VIRUS

IN 2015 AND 2016, the Zika virus spread at an alarming rate, with hundreds of thousands of people becoming infected from Africa to South and Central America. Because New York is such a large travel destination for people from all over the

world, the Zika virus poses a potential threat to New Yorkers – especially for pregnant women, since the virus has been linked to birth defects. The state Department of Health has raised concerns about travelers returning from places where the Zika virus is being actively

transmitted. Laboratory testing is being conducted at a few commercial labs and the department’s Wadsworth Center. The department has continued to educate medical providers on how to diagnose the Zika virus and how to submit samples for testing. The agency also works with local health departments to surveil mosquitos to track the distribution of the Aedes albopictus mosquito – the kind that could potentially spread Zika in New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in conjunction with the state Health Department, has implemented a campaign to combat Zika and protect New Yorkers. The six-step plan looks to deploy 100,000 larvicide tablets throughout the state in order to kill mosquitoes, monitor and test mosquito populations, provide free Zika kits to pregnant women, deploy rapid response teams wherever local transmission is confirmed, implement emergency regulations in the local area around confirmed cases and launch an aggressive public awareness campaign. While there remains a relatively low risk of the spread of Zika in New York, the state government and the Health Department are taking the issue seriously.

PUBLIC HEALTH

BRAD HUTTON Deputy Commissioner, Office of Public Health

C&S: What does your job entail and what are the major offices you oversee? BH: As deputy commissioner for public health, I oversee the centers for Community Health and Environmental Health, the AIDS Institute, the Wadsworth Center, the Office of Health Emergency Preparedness and Office of Public Health Practice. The department’s public health programs frequently lead the nation in their innovative approaches to the control of acute threats such as Ebola and Zika and emerging chronic threats such as the response to contamination of perfluorinated chemicals. C&S: Are there any initiatives currently being un-

dertaken at the Department of Health that you find particularly exciting or innovative? What are some of the greatest health threats facing New York state? BH: The department’s response to antimicrobial resistance is exciting in that it harnesses the talent of scientists in the Wadsworth Center and epidemiologists in the Center for Community Health to address resistant pathogens in the acute care and primary care setting. New York state frequently faces emerging infectious disease threats such as the Ebola virus, the Zika virus and most recently drug-resistant Candida auris and is able to have a tremendous impact and protect the public.

C&S: What do you consider the biggest obstacle to improving public health in New York state? What can New Yorkers do every day to improve their health? BH: It is challenging to achieve progress in convincing the general public to consistently adopt behavior that will improve their health. Poor health outcomes that result from obesity, diabetes and many cancers can be prevented through improved physical activity, nutrition, tobacco cessation and the regular use of health screening exams. While research to discover new technologies, treatments and diagnostic tests are important, we already have the knowledge to prevent many poor health outcomes.

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HIGH STANDARDS

DAN SHEPPARD Deputy Commissioner, Office of Primary Care and Health Systems Management

C&S: What does your job entail? DS: As deputy commissioner, I manage a dedicated and talented staff who work every day to help ensure that New Yorkers have access to high-quality, financially sustainable and equitable health care services. Together, we accomplish this mission through a diverse portfolio of responsibilities, including: planning, financing, licensure and surveillance of over 7,000 health care facilities and provider organizations; the development of health care policies and standards for primary, outpatient and acute inpatient care; administration of over $3 billion in health care facility transformation capital grants and nearly $400 million in transitional operat-

ing assistance for financially fragile safety net hospitals; health care workforce development; the investigation and administrative adjudication of complaints about physicians, physicians assistants and specialist assistants; and the investigation of the illegal use and trafficking of prescription controlled substances. C&S: As deputy commissioner, you oversee development of health care policies and standards. What are some of the challenges in ensuring that New York’s health care facilities and providers provide high-quality services for all state residents? DS: The most significant challenges to continued access to

high-quality health care services for all state residents is that the health care landscape is fundamentally changing, and at an increasingly rapid pace. Changes in payment policies are shifting, health information technologies are allowing for new models of integrated, patient-centered care and medical advances are changing the way care is delivered, facilitating a shift from inpatient hospital-based and towards ambulatory settings. To ensure that the department’s regulations and policies are aligned with the new models of care delivery being spurred by these changes, we are conducting a comprehensive regulatory modernization effort that will address these areas.

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MEDICAL MARIJUANA

WHEN NEW YORK legalized medical marijuana in 2014, it allowed only nonsmokable forms of the drug, limited which illnesses were covered and restricted who could certify patients. Since then, the program has been growing while gradually easing some restrictions. Earlier this month, the state Department of Health announced five new companies were authorized to manufacture and dis-

pense medical marijuana. Along with the five initial companies that began operations in New York in January 2016, the total will double to 10. The expansion comes despite a legal challenge by four of the existing companies, who argued that it would make it too hard for them to make a profit. The move is part of a broader effort to increase access to medical marijuana in the state. Currently, 25,736 patients

have been certified patients and 1,139 practitioners have been registered. In the program’s first year, more than 10,500 patients were certified, along with more than 740 registered physicians. The agency has cited the inclusion of chronic pain as a covered condition in March and the addition of home delivery as factors driving the growth. The state Legislature also passed a bill that would add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list, but it is still awaiting the governor’s signature. Additionally, some lawmakers want to give doctors more leeway in prescribing medical marijuana for other conditions. In November 2016, the department also expanded patient access by allowing nurse practitioners and physician assistants to take an online course to be authorized to certify patients. After physicians and nurse practitioners registered online to certify patients, it used to take several days until they were able to prescribe a medical marijuana card. Now, they can certify a patient for use on the same day they themselves become certified. In overseeing the program, the state department also has designated laboratories regulating the marijuana available to patients. The laboratories run various tests to determine the potency of the marijuana, test for contaminants and more.

INNOVATION

JILL TAYLOR Director, Wadsworth Center

C&S: What does your job entail? JT: Wadsworth has a complex science-driven mission encompassing public health, health-related research and laboratory regulation. My job is really about problem-solving, keeping all the balls in air and making sure we communicate well and are responsive to public health needs. C&S: The Wadsworth Center studies ongoing public health issues. What do you think is the biggest public

health problem New York is currently facing? JT: I think the most critical public health issue we are currently working on is antibiotic resistance. This is an international issue, but one in which we need to act locally. The ongoing outbreak of drug-resistant Candida auris is a good example of how the different arms of public health need to work together to solve threats to the health of our citizens. C&S: The Wadsworth Center has been at the

forefront of innovation in medical research. Are there any current or upcoming initiatives that the center is undertaking that you’re excited about? JT: Yes, I am very proud of the Wadsworth Center’s work in the area of public health genomics. We are using next-generation sequencing to improve our diagnostic capability both in the Newborn Screening Program and for a number of infectious diseases, including tuberculosis, influenza and foodborne diseases.

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T SOME POINT, every nonprofit needs a lawyer. Whether negotiating complex government contracts, navigating federal laws or avoiding financial pitfalls, a firm legal footing can be valuable. And while nonprofits generally can’t pay as well as corporations or prestigious law firms, many attorneys see the appeal of working in a position where they can help people and broaden their experience in the human services sector. As groups like the Southern Poverty Law Center and the American Civil Liberties Union file legal challenges against President Donald Trump’s administration, some attorneys are looking to bring their legal skills to so-

cial services organizations as an antidote to the political environment. And for others, it’s simply a way of giving back to their communities. Helping improve New Yorkers’ lives drew Elise Zealand to join social services nonprofit Leake & Watts in the spring. She said that the pay is lower, but the “happiness quotient is so high.” Zealand had some pro bono experience and had worked with children and families, but her primary previous work had been as general counsel for white-shoe law firm Gibson Dunn & Crutcher and as general counsel of a media firm. “You can start to feel like you’re protecting capital, you’re moving money around, but you’re not making a difference in people’s lives,” she said.

Leake & Watts – which runs juvenile justice, early childhood education, special education, residential treatment and other programs – has a budget of more than $100 million and nearly 1,500 employees. Alan Mucatel, its executive director, said the organization had effective attorneys, but as it has ballooned in size, the risks inherent in handling contracts, employment and labor issues as well as navigating potential insurance costs made it necessary to enlist someone with a “legal lens” to avoid potential landmines. Two-thirds of the organizations that reported having a general counsel had a budget of at least $10 million, according to a survey of the New York City area recently released by the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York. Sectorwide, they earned a median

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salary of $131,107. In general, the typical total compensation for a general counsel across the New York area ranges from roughly $130,000 to $350,000, according to PayScale. The competition for counsel positions at public interest firms is stiff. Zealand said the public interest landscape is surprisingly competitive because there are many lawyers at private firms seeking to make that shift, and few spots available. For Zealand’s position, there were 170 applicants, which were eventually whittled down to 13 people who had experience with government or private firms or as litigators, Mucatel said. “There are so many smart people in the legal profession who are looking for opportunities that both stretch them, and also looking for opportunities … to have the kind of impact you can in a role like this, at an organization like ours,” he said. Michael Williams, who has been the general counsel at Safe Horizon for about a decade, agreed. Safe Horizon is the country’s largest nonprofit that helps victims of domestic violence, youth homelessness, sex abuse and other crimes. It has roughly 135 government contracts. “There’s tons of lawyers out there that want to do good in the world and especially in this day and age,” Williams said. “I feel that I can help make sure that we deliver services with minimum risk because it’s really important to not put the resources of the organization at stake,” he added. “We want to use our money to help people – not to fix problems, or defend lawsuits, or any of those things.” While employing a general counsel may not supersede the occasional need for outside firms that specialize in issues like zoning or procurement, having someone on staff versed in legal issues does speed those conversations. To cite one recent example, Safe Horizon’s legal office helped negotiate a project in which the agency partnered with the New York City Police Department to place 157 victims’ advocates in police precincts across the city over three years. Williams said that it also was helpful when city government required all domestic violence shelters to be covered by a contract and, because of Safe Horizon’s size and resources, they were in a good position to negotiate changes to the contracts, which weren’t necessarily favorable to the organization. “We are able to get reasonable terms that are appropriate for the organization and we don’t have to put the organization at risk by having them agree to terms that are not going to work,” Williams said.

The Children’s Aid Society’s most recent general counsel, Courtenaye Jackson-Chase, arrived from the New York City Department of Education in 2016. The nonprofit has had someone holding the position since 2008. The organization’s President and CEO Phoebe Boyer said the need for counsel was an indication of how complicated nonprofits can be. “We are running very complex organizations and there are many legal issues that come up for us every day,” she said. “It’s just in the course of business.” Ironically, some of the most effective benefits to having someone on staff aren’t necessarily apparent; it’s only the lack of legal issues that arise. Boyer said the organization needed to be proactive when considering launching a new program, starting a contract or engaging a subcontractor. “Traditionally I think people have used pro bono counsel or outside counsel, and that’s a little bit more reactive: A problem emerges, you seek counsel for something,” she said. “And I think the reality for an entity like us is we need to be a little bit more proactive.”

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The Lawyers Alliance for New York also offers free assistance, and New York Lawyers for the Public Interest offers a “pro bono clearinghouse” that connects nonprofits with a network of free lawyers. Marnie Berk, director of pro bono programs for NYLPI, said that while New York has had a healthy pro bono culture, there’s been a call to action for attorneys to redouble their attention since the presidential election to issues like immigration, the environment and more. Some attorneys might change their career goals to do more advocacy, echoing an inflection point after the September 11, 2001, attacks, when attorneys felt moved and gravitated to working in the public interest. But while there were masses of attorneys helping immigrants at local airports in January when Trump declared a travel ban on passengers from several majority-Muslim nations, Berk said it’s been somewhat of a challenge when converting those large constitutional issues into keeping people interested in the day-today issues without feeling burned out.

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But not everyone can afford an attorney. For nonprofits that need legal help but can’t afford to have an in-house lawyer, there are other options. Most nonprofits have lawyers on an ad hoc basis, enlist pro bono help or get aid from a practicing board member. Having a lawyer serving on an organization’s board of directors is key, Williams said.

For now, many lawyers are motivated, and nonprofits with a vital cause can benefit. “I think that for lawyers who are paying a certain kind of attention to what’s gone on post-election,” Berk said, “they’re quite alarmed with some of the very early things that came out of the administration that are real challenges to global law.”


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WE CAN’T FIX OUR SUBWAYS IF WE CAN’T PAY FOR THEM By NICK SIFUENTES


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ver the past several months, a series of breakdowns, derailments and neverending delays have brought New York City subway riders to the breaking point. If it seems like our mass transit system is falling apart, that’s because decades of state disinvestment in our mass transit system are finally coming to a head. We’ve now reached a point where our elected officials have acknowledged the depth of the crisis: A little over a month ago, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a “state of emergency” on the subway; everyone from New York City Council members to congressional leaders are meeting with constituents to discuss the so-called “summer of hell”; and last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that he would ask Albany to give the city authority to raise taxes on the its wealthiest residents to fix public transit and fund Fair Fares. While everyone agrees that our subways require massive repairs and upgrades, there is no consensus on how to pay for them. But we have to face a harsh reality: Fixing our subways will cost billions. Merely shifting around existing city or state revenue is insufficient. Any transformative plan to fix the subways requires an equally transformative plan to fund public transit. Our leaders will need to come up with a new, sustainable revenue source to guarantee our subway system does not deteriorate further. And while MTA Chairman Joe Lhota announced the beginnings of a plan, the question of funding remains mired in all-too-familiar petty politics. After laying out the MTA’s $836 million shortterm plan to stabilize the subways, the chairman argued – and the governor reaffirmed – that the city should pay 50 percent of the cost. Meanwhile, when

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the mayor proposed a New York City millionaires tax, his announcement carried a familiar, if vexing, asterisk: Even when the city wants to take action that affects only residents within its borders, it still must go to the state, hat in hand, to ask permission. Fundamentally, the state Legislature is the only entity that has the legal authority to raise the taxes and fees necessary to generate the revenues our public transit system will need over the long term. Just as the state has come up with the plan for the subways, so too must it create a dedicated funding source. That means the governor will have to be the

central business district. Move NY already enjoys considerable support in the state Legislature and among New Yorkers. And he should look to even bigger ideas as well, like a carbon tax, to not only fund public transit, but to wean New York off of fossil fuels entirely. The most important thing is that the funding source cannot be subject to the whims of each governor in each budget cycle – the MTA needs a dependable long-term revenue source. State disinvestment got us here; it’s up to the governor to get us out. He controls the MTA and has his hands on the levers of power that allow the state to find the

one to decide how to fund our subways – or fail to fund them at all. So what kind of funding sources should the governor consider? He should begin by taking seriously the mayor’s proposal for a 0.5 percent tax increase on individuals making more than $500,000 and married couples earning more than $1 million. He should also consider Move NY, the proposal to reallocate tolls on the city’s bridges and charge drivers a fee for traveling through Manhattan’s

revenue. It’s time for Cuomo to exercise his considerable leadership skills to rescue public transit – not just to get through another disastrous day, but to turn transit around so that it will succeed for another generation to come.

Nick Sifuentes is the deputy director of Riders Alliance.


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August 14, 2017 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.

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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.

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 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 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 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.

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 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 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 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 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.

Notice of Qualification of R1DEMAND, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 6/28/17. O f f i c e 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 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 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 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. 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 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 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 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 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 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 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. 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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August 14, 2017 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. 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. 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 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. 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.

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

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 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. 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 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.

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 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 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. 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.

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. 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 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. 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. 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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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 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 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, 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 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 Leopold & Associates, PLLC 80 Business Park Drive Suite 110 Armonk, New York 10504 (914) 219-5787 Cellco Partnership and its controlled affiliates doing business as Verizon Wireless (Verizon Wireless) proposes to collocate wireless communications antennas at two locations. Antennas will be located on the rooftop, with an overall height of 85 feet-4 inches, at the approx. vicinity of 1675 East 18th Street, Brooklyn, Kings County, NY 11229. Antennas will be located on the rooftop, with an overall height of 88 feet, at the approx. vicinity of 3602 Avenue J, Brooklyn, Kings County, NY 11210. Public comments regarding potential effects from this site on historic properties may be submitted within 30 days from the date of this publication to: Trileaf Corp, Erika, e.diak@ trileaf.com, 10845 Olive Blvd, Suite 260, St. Louis, MO 63141, 314-997-6111. 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.

August 14, 2017 Notice of Qualification of STANDARD GUADALUPE VENTURE LP Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/03/17. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 09/16/10. Princ. office of LP: c/o Standard Property Company, Inc., 126 E. 56th St., 19th Fl., Ste. 1910, NY, NY 10022. 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 LP at the addr. of its princ. office. Name and addr. of each general partner are available from SSNY. DE addr. of LP: c/o NRAI Services, LLC, 160 Greentree Dr., Ste. 101, Dover, DE 19904. Cert. of LP filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 3, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. 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 of Qualification of Dune Real Estate Fund IV LP. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/01/17. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 01/31/17. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Michael D. Sherman, General Counsel, Dune Real Estate Partners LP, 640 Fifth Ave., 17th Fl., NY, NY 10019, also the registered agent upon whom process may be served. Address to be maintained in DE: c/o The Corporation Trust Company, 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Name/address of genl. ptr. available from SSNY. Cert. of LP filed with DE Secy. of State, DE Division of Corporations, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities. PUBLIC NOTICE AT&T proposes to collocate antennas (tip heights 30.9’) on the building at 593 1st Avenue, New York, NY (20170642). Interested parties may contact Scott Horn (856809-1202) (1012 Industrial Dr., West Berlin, NJ 08091) with comments regarding potential effects on historic properties.

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Notice of Qualification of CODE EIGHT, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/27/17. Office location: N e w York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 3/29/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of Tuttle & Co. LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/18/17. 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. PUBLIC NOTICE AT&T proposes to collocate antennas (tip heights 39.6’) on the building at 510 W 27th St, New York, NY (20170645). Interested parties may contact Scott Horn (856809-1202) (1012 Industrial Dr., West Berlin, NJ 08091) with comments regarding potential effects on historic properties. Notice of Formation of Cummings & Co. LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/18/17. 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 Heissen & Co. LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/18/17. 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 Kane & Co. JPM LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/18/17. 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 Qualification of TSI - LUCILLE 42ND STREET, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/31/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 5/31/17. 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. Kettlehole, LLC. Filed with SSNY on 7/14/17. Office: NY County. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 343 E 30th St 8A NY NY 10016. Purpose: any lawful PUBLIC NOTICE New York City Dept. of Consumer Affairs Notice of Public Hearing Notice is hereby given, pursuant to law, that the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs will hold a public hearing on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at 42 Broadway, 5th floor, on a petition for NEW YORK BURGER 10TH AVE INC. to NEW MAINTAIN, AND OPERATE an enclosed sidewalk cafe at 470 W 23RD ST in the Borough of Manhattan for a term of two years. REQUEST FOR COPIES OF THE REVOCABLE CONSENT AGREEMENT MAY BE ADDRESSED TO: DEPT. OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS, 42 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NY 10004 ATTN: FOIL OFFICER Notice of Qualification of TSI - LUCILLE ST. NICHOLAS AVENUE, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/1/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 5/31/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity . Notice of Formation of 10NORTHEAST II LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/12/17. 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: 34 Desbrosses St, Apt 915, NY, NY 10013. Purpose: any lawful activity.

Notice of Formation of Citywide Hospitality, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/1/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 256 W 116th St, Fl. 2, NY, NY 10026. Purpose: any lawful activity. 443 WEST 44TH STREET NY 10036, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 07/11/2017. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Rainu Mahindra, 4 Talon Way, Dix Hills, NY 11746. Reg Agent: Rainu Mahindra, 4 Talon Way, Dix Hills, NY 11746. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Notice of Formation of Timm & Co. JPM LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/18/17. 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. PUBLIC NOTICE AT&T proposes to collocate antennas (tip heights 147’) on the building at 55 Broad St, New York, NY (20170654). Interested parties may contact Scott Horn (856809-1202) (1012 Industrial Dr., West Berlin, NJ 08091) with comments regarding potential effects on historic properties. Notice of Qualification of Dune Real Estate Partners IV LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/01/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 01/31/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Michael D. Sherman, General Counsel, Dune Real Estate Partners LP, 640 Fifth Ave., 17th Fl, NY, NY 10019, also the registered agent upon whom process may be served. Address to be maintained in DE: c/o The Corporation Trust Company, 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Arts of Org. filed with the DE Secy. of State, DE Division of Corporations, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities.

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LOSERS CYNTHIA NIXON She has an Emmy, a Grammy and a Tony – so why not a governorship? No longer content with playing first ladies like Eleanor Roosevelt and Nancy Reagan, the actress is happy to stoke the rumors that she is considering a 2018 primary challenge to Gov. Andrew Cuomo. People are taking her seriously – including state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli – and her unconventional new movie publicity tour rolls on.

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Some New Yorkers nap-shamed Bill de Blasio’s alleged somnolence – that’s pronounced SAHM-nuh-lents, Mr. Mayor – but we’d prefer to highlight his usage of the term “literally” in an email berating a staffer. Did he ACTUALLY ask for phonetic spellings 100 times? Read the latest Winners & Losers before settling in for a midmorning nap, and see who’s in for peaceful rest and who’s having nightmares.

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RUBEN WILLS The Queens politician was sentenced to two to six years in prison for his corruption crimes, including the theft of some $30,000 in campaign funds and taxpayer dollars meant to go to the community. He also was fined $5,000 and officially booted from his seat in the New York City Council. While Wills cried at his sentencing, at least it didn’t put a damper on his birthday plans earlier in the week.

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Rochester newsman is designated the world’s longest running local TV anchor. CSEA chief’s members ratify new union contract. No more “monkey” business!

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New York City councilman’s anti-smoking bills stick it to those cancer sticks. Battling comeback kid Monserrate, New York City Council candidate gets backing of de Blasio, Tish and MMV.

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Cuomo is now blaming McAvoy’s Con Ed for the city’s subway problems. Reform-minded state senator leaves office, leaving it to party bosses to select his replacement.

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