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EDITOR’S NOTE

JON LENTZ Editor-in-chief

In the lead-up to the 2013 Democratic mayoral primary in New York City, pollsters and pundits offered predictions about which demographic groups or ideological camps would tip the balance. Would African-Americans get behind Bill Thompson or Bill de Blasio? Would de Blasio or Christine Quinn win among white liberals? And which candidate would tack far enough to the left to capitalize on Bloomberg fatigue after 12 years under a technocratic mayor? One group that went unmentioned was one of the most marginalized groups in the city: the homeless. Although the problem of homelessness has been growing steadily, the city’s record-high homeless population doesn’t pack much punch at the polls. As David Birdsell, dean of the Baruch College School of Public Affairs, told The New York Times earlier this year, “It is a tragedy, but the homeless by and large don’t vote.” Or do they? In this week’s cover story, City & State’s Jeff Coltin explores the challenges homeless people face getting to the polls – and how some of them actually do show up to vote.

CONTENTS BOCHINCHE & BUZZ ... 6 Gossip on HRC, BDB and ... Lin-Manuel Miranda?

NEW YORK NONPROFIT MEDIA ... 26 Why it’s more cost-effective to help homeless families

WINNERS & LOSERS ... 34

Who was up and who was down last week

AGENCY FOCUS: NYC DOITT

DO HOMELESS PEOPLE VOTE?

How the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications is moving New York City into the future ... 15

Why politicians should care more about what their homeless constituents think

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A DACA recipient says it’s time for New York to step up to the plate ... 28


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GATEWAY TO COMPROMISE President Donald Trump invited lawmakers from New York and New Jersey to the White House on Thursday, including Gov. Andrew Cuomo and U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, to discuss the Gateway Program. The new administration had been slow to act on the proposed tunnel underneath the Hudson River, but now the president seems receptive to moving forward. Rep. Pete King, who was also at the meeting, referred to it as a “love-in,” with Trump referring to Cuomo as “my governor.” Perhaps after siding with Schumer on raising the debt ceiling, the president is more open to bipartisan brainstorming for New York’s biggest infrastructure project.

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President Donald Trump’s administration announced that it is ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which allowed young adults brought into the U.S. illegally as children to remain and work in the country, and urged Congress to take action before the program expires in six months. Trump then tweeted that night that he would “revisit” the issue if Congress failed to act, creating confusion over the future of the roughly 800,000 people in the program, often called “Dreamers” for the failed DREAM Act that would have ensured their stay. Regardless of Trump’s intentions, New York lawmakers reacted swiftly to the announcement, which affects around 30,000 DACA recipients in the state. State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman joined other states in suing the administration to protect DACA recipients.

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C&S: The book’s title, was that deliberately provocative? Many think of de Blasio as a bleeding heart liberal, a proud leftist who sometimes takes unrealistic positions. Can you explain that? JV: He’s a pragmatist in the sense that, unlike some people who started out with such a strong, leftist disposition, rather than stay on the outside of the system and prod it to move along, he decided to make things happen. And the realities of the politics that surrounded him when he came here – as I said to him when we met, I said, “You’re trying to live LaGuardia’s dream in Bloomberg’s city.” And the way the power system is set up these days, it really is predisposed to help people who are better off. And you’re sitting at that table with that hand to play and it will require negotiation and compromise, and it’s a very difficult proposition for a new mayor.

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio stood tall – first on the cover of New York magazine, where he gave an extensive interview, and then on the stage at his second primary debate with Democratic challenger Sal Albanese. Defending his accomplishments as mayor, he touted reduced crime and improvements in education. The two candidates also tackled the real important issues – the Boston Red Sox and smoking marijuana.

C&S: I was interested in how many members of de Blasio’s family were at one point writers and journalists – including his wife Chirlane. Does his animosity toward the press surprise you, given that history? JV: I’ve never picked up the animosity, but I’m not looking at it or hearing it from where you are. In the days of Trump, there’s a different standard to measure that by, I guess! It was interesting, being an academic, seeing the strong academic roots and intellectual roots in his family and his wife … there’s a deep well of intellectualism in his family that involves his father and his uncle, who were very well-educated and who were prolific. His mother wrote a couple of books, one of which was reviewed in The New York Times on the Italian resistance. I wish I had the chance to meet her. She sounded like a really interesting woman.

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When you think of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, pragmatic probably isn’t the first word that springs to mind. But that’s exactly what Joseph P. Viteritti set out to prove with his book, “The Pragmatist: Bill de Blasio’s Quest to Save the Soul of New York,” out this week. In the following excerpt, Viteritti argues that the mayor’s hesitation in endorsing Hillary Clinton for the presidency was more than just a political blunder – and that it reveals “a fissure in the de Blasio psyche”: a man of highminded progressive ideals who nevertheless understands the necessity of compromise.

Hillary’s senate race got a lucky break when Mayor Rudy Giuliani for health reasons cancelled his intended run. Rick Lazio, less well known than the hard-charging mayor, turned out to be more formidable than expected, but the woman from Arkansas prevailed, beating the Long Islander by twelve points. In the meantime, press reports indicated that tensions had developed within the Clinton campaign operation. There were stories of friction between de Blasio and some people in Hillary’s high-powered Washington-based organization, who evidently held more sway. What could have happened? The answer to this question sheds light not only on the 2000 senate campaign, but also on de Blasio’s behavior toward Hillary Clinton in the more recent 2016 presidential campaign. And, I would argue that, taken together, the two pivotal episodes reveal the character of Bill de Blasio better than anything we have seen. Let us take the two Hillary episodes in order. According to de Blasio, he was somewhat ambivalent about the 2000 race at the start. One reason he offered was personal. As he explained, “I had two small children at the time and had just worked on a string of campaigns. I knew that taking on the senate campaign would require more sacrifice by my family.” The second reason he offered was professional: “I was not sure that I was prepared in this early part of my career to take on the enormous responsibility of running the first lady’s U.S. Senate race. It was a huge leap.” Given his reservations, I asked why he agreed to do it at all, to which he responded in more detail:

I had no doubt she would be a very good Senator. But it was also necessary to beat Giuliani, and I believed she was the only person who could do it. I had been the New York State director for Clinton-Gore in 1996, which was the first time I worked in the Clinton world. And because I was working in the Clinton administration at HUD as a political appointee, I felt a loyalty to the Clintons. So when it was finally made clear to me in the fall of 1999 that Hillary wanted me to take the campaign manager role, I thought the right thing to do was say yes – despite the family challenges.

So what was the source of the friction that had been reported? According to de Blasio, “There were several reasons and they developed over months as the year 2000 progressed.” He explained, “Some issues were strategic, some had to do with key personnel decisions to be made, and some were philosophical.” On the latter, he elaborated when pressed, “There was a split within the campaign between the progressives and the moderates, and the latter won out.” With the benefit of hindsight, after what has happened over the past two years, the emergence of such a division is not difficult to comprehend. Let’s now move to 2016. There it was apparent all along that de Blasio had certain philosophical misgivings about Hillary. But he never suggested that he would support anybody else, including Bernie Sanders, whose unswerving stance on economic inequality was more in line with de Blasio’s own predilections. He admits, “Although I opposed the DLC (Democratic Leadership Council) and its centrist politics, I had real hope for Hillary. I thought she would eventually take a stronger position on income inequality. She could have generated more support if she had taken a stronger

From “THE PRAGMATIST: BILL DE BLASIO’S QUEST TO SAVE THE SOUL OF NEW YORK” by JOSEPH P. VITERITTI

stance, and done it sooner.” He continued, “I like Bernie Sanders, but I had a certain loyalty to Hillary going back to 2000 that I could not dismiss. And I also thought that she would do a better job at putting those ideas into action as president.” The two Hillary episodes expose a fissure in the de Blasio psyche that helps us understand his place as an insider/outsider in the political process – as a man who has strong philosophical commitments, yet appreciates the need to function within the system to have his goals realized; who understands the need to compromise, but is not entirely comfortable with its bargains. Bill de Blasio, after all, is the progeny of two prodigious personalities: an idealistic father who embraced Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal aspirations, but was bitten by Joseph McCarthy’s Cold War hysteria; and a pragmatic mother who did not allow her high-minded ideals to overwhelm her Southern Italian predisposition against entirely trusting government to do the right thing. Bill de Blasio harbors similar doubts, but he soldiers on in a way that is confusing to those who are accustomed to the ordinary machinations of American politics. He can stun the regulars and dismay the dreamers. De Blasio ended the 2000 campaign on good terms with the Clintons. Both Bill and Hillary Clinton continued to support his political ambitions and endorsed him for mayor once the party primary was resolved. Hillary was in attendance when the former president swore in the new mayor – an extraordinary gesture of friendship for a former first couple. There apparently were no hard feelings on their part about the Senate race.


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HILLARY IN 2020? FUGGEDABOUTIT! Weeks before the buzz around Hillary Clinton’s “What Happened” 2016 revisionist campaign tome started, the bochinche was Clinton fatigue among some Democrats. Some of the “enough already” feelings have been expressed publicly. Pero among the New York Democratic congressional delegation, there’s a growing behind-thescenes chorus from members who would not be on board with a third Clinton POTUS campaign. “As soon as there’s a formal hint from either Hillary or Bill about 2020, I’m letting them know that I won’t support her,” said one ally. Another New York congresista – who always drank the Clinton Kool-Aid – told me: “We need to move on. Hillary gave it her best shot. She did it her way again and failed. This isn’t the Clinton’s party.” The House bochincheros I spoke to are not even interested in reading what one called “The Blame Book.” HILLARY CLINTON

GETTING PRIMARIES IN 2018 There are no guarantees in election results. So, bet your enemy’s paycheck that if certain Assembly members running for the New York City Council don’t win the Democratic primary on Sept. 12, they are going to get primaries next año. Assemblyman Félix Ortiz is among those in the crosshairs. The veteran político’s challenge to City Councilman Carlos Menchaca in Brooklyn’s 38th City Council District has been heated. Bochincheros told B&B that there’s at least two candidates that have already been identified to run for Ortiz’s 51st Assembly District seat. The other race to watch will be Assemblyman Robert Rodríguez, from the 68th Assembly District in Manhattan. In the Bronx, Mark Gjonaj is all but assured to get a challenge if district leader Marjorie Velázquez beats him in the 13th City Council District, the seat currently held by James Vacca. FÉLIX ORTIZ

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NOBODY’S ANSWERING AT CITY HALL BETTING ON LINMANUEL LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA

Gente doing business with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration are practically crying about not getting their calls returned. “I have a project with merit and my calls and emails have not been answered for weeks,” a frustrated Queens political operative told B&B on the telephone. In a chance encounter, the lowdown from a Manhattan Democratic player was, “Bill knows how this shit works and he’s put a clamp on any city business that could be questionable.” I asked: What about the legitimate projects that the city would benefit from? “Come on, Gerson. You know who’s listened to in this administration.” Donors and lobbyists? The bochinchero went on to say how the only thing that the mayor is focused on is his re-election. “Ain’t nothing going to get through until Bill is re-elected in November.” Transactional politics at work here. No surprise.

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Buzz among some Washington insiders attending the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s 40th Anniversary Awards Gala in the nation’s capital on Wednesday is that “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda will accept his Medallion of Excellence award with a rap blasting President Donald Trump. One bochinchero speculated that with the DACA controversy on the national stage, Lin-Manuel won’t waste his chance at taking on the president. An insider with CHCI would only tell B&B that nothing in particular has been requested of Miranda. CHCI’s Leadership Conference takes place on Sept. 11 and 12, and I’ll be covering it for HITN.

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When it comes to the ballot box, some elected officials feel the homeless “don’t matter.” Their most vulnerable constituents would beg to differ. By JEFF COLTIN Photography by CELESTE SLOMAN

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WEEK BEFORE the 2016 presidential election, Cecelia Grant didn’t know who she’d vote for – “This election is in a ditch,” she said – but she was sure she wanted to cast a ballot on Nov. 8. “I am planning to vote, but there is one obstacle in my way,” she said. “I had applied for my voter’s registration card on National (Voter) Registration Day, and still have not received my card.” But Grant was undercounting her obstacles. At the time, Grant was homeless, sleeping on the street in East Harlem. For almost three years, she had mostly lived in New York City shelters. Recently, she had been choosing to live on the street instead of in the shelter system after getting locked in a closet, having people scratching on her bathroom door and witnessing an unstable woman walking around with butcher knives. The New York City Department of Homeless Services “ruined my life,” she said. “If I could sue them for mental suffering and pain, I would.” With her irregular housing situation and no permanent home address, it’s no surprise Grant wanted the extra security of having her voter identification card in hand when she went to the polls. By the morning of the election, the card still hadn’t arrived at her mailing address. But Grant wasn’t going to let that stop her. She had visited her local community board office, and made phone calls to confirm that she was registered and could vote in East Harlem. She was told she was good to go, and Grant was ready. Before the sun even rose on Nov. 8, she was heading to the polls. “You have to be persistent,” she said, as she walked to cast her vote. Before she became homeless, Grant worked for the New York City Board of Education, in the school safety agent division, and had her own apartment in

Washington Heights. She moved to Florida for a time, to tend to her “dysfunctional family,” but couldn’t find a place to live when she came back. When she first lived in New York City, she would volunteer with the Red Cross and the Gay Men’s Health Crisis. These days, she’s active with Picture the Homeless, a political group founded by homeless people to advocate for their rights. Grant estimated she has applied for permanent housing 200 times, and has never been accepted. She’s been on the New York City Housing Authority waitlist for 11 years. On Election Day, she was 57 years old. Grant arrived at her polling place, Democracy Prep Harlem Elementary, at 6:17 a.m, only to find the doors were closed. A woman outside told her this wasn’t the right location. So Grant walked a couple blocks to the local public school, P.S. 30. Staff outside the school said it wasn’t a polling place either. Without her voter card, Grant wasn’t sure where she was supposed to vote. She tried a third time, walking to the AK Houses, an affordable housing development on Lexington Avenue. This, finally, was the place. It was 6:30 a.m. Grant joined a short line of voters, bobbing up and down and smiling – but there were still obstacles. She filled out a ballot in her booth, walked over to the scanner and inserted it, but something went wrong. She was given a second ballot, filled it out and tried again, but there was still a problem with the scanning. She tried a third time, and as she was handed a ballot, a poll worker told her this was her last chance. Finally, it worked. At the scanner, Grant lifted her hands to the sky and bowed her head – a gesture of thanks for her vote. Grant thought the issue with the scanner had to do with her votes for judges, so the third time, she didn’t bother filling out her judicial picks. Otherwise, she went Green Party down the ballot. But

Grant was nervous. “Really, you’re silencing my vote,” she said. “I got rejected twice – the third time, it wasn’t a full vote to me.” Homeless New Yorkers have the legal right to vote, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Grant is politically active and a former government employee, and she is deeply committed to voting. Yet she had to overcome a missing voter registration card and the frustration of visiting three places before she found her polling site. Then she had to fill out three separate ballots, and wasn’t even fully happy with the one that counted. And those were just the issues on voting day. Grant also sleeps on the street, and wonders if, as a homeless woman, her voice even matters to the government. “(Politicians) have a whole different agenda and it doesn’t include us,” she said. “It includes incarcerating us. It includes harassing us. It includes making us feel less than.”

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N JANUARY 2016, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio visited a youth homeless shelter in Manhattan to announce funding for 300 new, dedicated shelter beds for homeless and runaway youth. The announcement came days after de Blasio’s political rival, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, was widely criticized for an executive order that would, in some cases, force homeless people off the streets when the temperature fell below 32 degrees. New Yorkers living on the street were among the order’s biggest critics, while de Blasio waved off the edict as overreach on an issue that City Hall had under control. Just days later, the mayor was announcing an uncontroversial program to help young people while emphasizing that the city was taking action despite record-high homelessness. The Coalition for the Homeless said there were more than 60,000 homeless people living in New York City shelters in Janu-


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“I REALLY DON’T THINK (POLITICIANS) CARE IF WE VOTE OR NOT. BECAUSE AT THE END OF THE DAY, THEY GO HOME AND GO TO BED.” – CHARMEL LUCAS, a homeless New Yorker

CHARMEL LUCAS AND HER PARTNER AL WILLIAMS, WHO LIVE IN A SHELTER NEAR THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE IN MANHATTAN, REGISTERED TO VOTE AT PICTURE THE HOMELESS.

ary 2016. A federal report put the number of people in shelters at more than 70,000. De Blasio, who was halfway through his four-year term as mayor, said it was a “scandal” the way that homelessness had been handled in the city for decades. “Why was any of this tolerated?” de Blasio asked. Pushed by a reporter to answer his own rhetorical question, the mayor looked to the ballot box. “I think in the crass political world, these were people who quote-unquote ‘didn’t vote,’ and therefore they didn’t matter to some people,” he said. “And I think that’s sick, but I think that’s real.” But his administration would change things, he continued. “We’re owning this issue 110 percent. … We are owning it and we’re going at it with everything we’ve got.” So is a lack of political power to blame for bad shelter conditions and little re-

lief for the homeless? Voting rates lag in low-income populations, and are believed to be even lower among the homeless, who face a number of obstacles to casting their ballots. While there are advocates working to increase the percentage of homeless voters, a number of homeless New Yorkers do vote – consistently, and proudly. And some didn’t appreciate de Blasio’s comments, even if he was playing a sort of devil’s advocate. “I think the mayor is very mistaken. He’s basing his statement on stereotyped views,” said Ray Soto, who was homeless and living with his domestic partner at the Park View Hotel in Harlem when he talked to City & State. He voted on Election Day 2016 for the first time in a long time after losing his voting rights because of a criminal conviction. “People here are not all lost,” he said. “People here are not

all derelicts. People here do care about the way the country is being run.” Another shelter resident, Gennis Hutton, agreed. “I vote every year,” she said. “What does the mayor know – does he come out? Does he talk to people? Has he ever been to a homeless shelter and asked people if they vote?” De Blasio, whose administration did not respond to a request for comment, has struggled to combat homelessness. A Quinnipiac University poll from November 2016 found that 59 percent of city voters disapproved of de Blasio’s handling of poverty and homelessness. It was the mayor’s highest disapproval rating, even among other fraught topics like police-community relations, crime and public schools. And some New Yorkers were eager to take the mayor’s suggestion to hold him accountable.


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“(POLITICIANS) HAVE A WHOLE DIFFERENT AGENDA AND IT DOESN’T INCLUDE US,” SAID CECELIA GRANT, WHO WAS SLEEPING ON THE STREET IN EAST HARLEM.

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“(Homelessness) has been on the rise since he’s been in this administration,” said DeBoRah Dickerson, a formerly homeless member of Picture the Homeless, who now lives in supportive housing. Charmel Lucas, who was homeless and living in a shelter near the Brooklyn Bridge, had her own advice for the mayor. “Instead of concentrating on the word ‘homeless people,’ concentrate on the words ‘vacant buildings’ and ‘vacant lots,’” she said. “They’ve been vacant and we need some place to live.”

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UT WHEN YOU look at the numbers, de Blasio’s “crass political world” is based in fact. According to the National Coalition for the Homeless, “Each election, low income and homeless individuals vote at a lower rate than people with higher incomes.” The homeless often move in and out of homelessness, and by definition often do not have a fixed residence, but the organization estimates that only 10 percent of homeless people actually vote in a presidential election. Among the U.S. population as a whole, it’s about 60 percent. Income statistics reveal an unsurprising trend. New Yorkers in households making less than $25,000 a year, which includes many homeless people, made up 21 percent of the state’s population in 2014, but less than 15 percent of its voters. All other income groups were overrepresented in the voting pool, according to the nonpartisan nonprofit Project Vote. That trend was true for the country as a whole, with only 30 percent of low-income adults voting in the 2014 midterms, compared to 42 percent of the adult population overall. In the 2016 presidential election, individuals in households making more than $150,000 a year were more than twice as likely to vote as those in households making less than $10,000. Any discussion of voters in New York must be placed in context of this state’s abnormally low voting rate. Despite two residents running for president, New York was 41st out of 50 states in voter turnout in the 2016 general election, with just 57 percent of voting-eligible population casting a ballot. But homeless New Yorkers face more barriers to voting than the general population. A 2009 federal report found that more than 40 percent of the country’s homeless living in a shelter have a physical or mental disability, which can make it

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NO HOME IN POLITICS

U.S. citizens have the right to vote in their neighborhood, even if they lack a traditional home and live instead in a homeless shelter, on a street corner or on a park bench. But the right to vote had to be won in court. Here’s some of that legal history, gathered from the National Coalition for the Homeless’ You Don’t Need a Home to Vote campaign.

Pitts v. Black

The court found that homeless people couldn’t be disenfranchised just because they lacked a traditional residence, and that any location that is a “home base” is enough.

Walters v. Weed

Important for itinerant voters, the court found that people could vote in the district of a place they used to live if they have not yet established a new permanent residence.

Coalition for the Homeless v. Jensen

The court found that election officials could not put certain voters under unfair scrutiny to prove their residency just because they were living at a homeless shelter – in this case, Camp LaGuardia in New York’s Orange County.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 1984

Supreme Court of California, 1988

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harder to get to the polls. Many homeless people are immigrants, and may not be eligible to vote. People recently released from prison often become homeless. Those with a felony conviction can vote in New York, but only while on probation or after completing parole, and even then they need to re-register. And, of course, there’s the lack of housing. Voting is based on geography, and many homeless people are moving often, with no set address. Some organizations like Picture the Homeless allow voters like Grant to list its office as their home address, which is legal. Others may be registered to a friend’s house, or to an address where they no longer live. “We do vote,” Sylvia Edwards said outside a homeless shelter in Long Island City, Queens. “It’s just that some people, when they are in a different borough, they don’t know where to vote.” There are other barriers to voting, and perhaps chief among them is disillusion-

ment with the government. Lowest-income voters were among the most likely to tell the U.S. Census Bureau that they did not vote in the 2016 general election because of a lack of interest. The most common reason given, among almost all income groups, was “did not like candidates or campaign issues.” “The street homeless, most of them, they’re not going to vote,” said Charmel Lucas, the homeless woman living in a shelter near the Brooklyn Bridge. “And you know what? Where has voting even gotten them? In the streets, after working for many, many years. Homelessness is not, you know, somebody’s incompetence.” In Lucas’ eyes, politicians lack empathy. “We expect too much out of our politicians for voting,” she said. “They’re going to keep doing what they do. And as far as the homeless, I really don’t think they care if we vote or not. Because at the end of the day, they go home and go to bed.”


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N A COLD basement community room with beige walls and a loud, droning air conditioning unit, a woman stood idly by the door. “What are you doing down here?” she asked. “We’re registering people to vote!” said Allen Lloyd, a member of the NYC Votes Street Team. He had been invited by Win, a nonprofit that runs shelters and support services for women and families across the city. It was August 2017, the week before the deadline to register for the 2017 primary election, and Win was running a voter registration drive across all of its shelters, including this one, in East Flatbush. Lloyd was set up behind a table covered in registration forms and candy as well as red, white and blue rubber bracelets. It was the second day of the drive at this shelter, and business was slow. After two hours, just two residents had registered to vote for the first time. Another resident updated her address. A few others came down to the community room, only to decline the offer to register or fill out a survey about their voting habits. Vernetta Neal had updated her address the day before, and her 18-year-old son registered for the first time. She had been living in Brooklyn for a decade, and had been homeless for almost a year. She took two buses to get to her old polling location in East New York to vote in last year’s presidential election, but by updating her address, she could avoid the long commute for this year’s election. Neal said voting is important to her. “It’s important for everyone to give their opinions and their views and make it easier for us all to get along.” She added, “A lot of people in homeless shelters give up because they feel like (they) have no hope. So the fact that (NYC Votes) comes to us instead of us having us look for (it) is great.” These voter drives are especially important in homeless shelters “because there’s so little awareness of what the voting rights are in New York state,” said Matt Sollars, a spokesman for the New York City Campaign Finance Board. “So many people that we talk to, they’re not aware that they can vote at a homeless shelter. They think you have to be at a residence,” he said. “But you can register anywhere you’re domiciled. You can even put your residence down as the ‘park bench on the corner.’”

CHARMEL LUCAS VOTES ON ELECTION DAY LAST NOVEMBER.

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“WE HAVE A LOT OF POWER THAT WE GIVE AWAY, AND WE’RE IN CHAINS.” – CECELIA GRANT, a homeless New Yorker

Other nonprofits, including the National Coalition for the Homeless, run voter registration drives, and Win’s president and chief executive officer, Christine Quinn, was proud to join in. Quinn, the former speaker of the New York City Council, said that families with children are the “forgotten face of homelessness,” despite making up 70 percent of the city’s shelter population. “They’re interacting with government all the time, but I don’t think government is thinking about them that much of the time,” Quinn said. “Are homeless people usually thought of as a voting bloc? Thought of as a group that you have to pay attention to to get elected? Absolutely not. … But if we’re going to make sure that people are

not forgotten, that means in every way that society recognizes people. And one of those ways is as a voter.”

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RANT GOT HER VOTE counted in 2016, despite living on the street and having to try three times, but she didn’t think that poor and homeless voices should only be heard at the ballot box. “We have a lot of power that we give away, and we’re in chains,” she said. Eighteen months after de Blasio’s press conference at the homeless shelter, there are just as many New Yorkers in shelters as there were then – more than 60,000,

according to the Coalition for the Homeless. The city is legally required to provide shelter for those who want it, and the de Blasio administration is hoping the improve conditions, vowing to create 90 new homeless shelters over the next five years while phasing out other forms of shelter, like renting hotel rooms. But the administration is constantly dealing with headaches – like shelter residents not being able to leave because landlords won’t take city-funded housing vouchers. New shelters routinely face neighborhood opposition, and the city is currently being sued by Bronxites who say their borough has more than its fair share of shelter beds. Still, de Blasio expresses optimism. As he wrote in a July editorial, his affordable housing program is ahead of schedule, on budget and helps even the poorest applicants. “We build for everyone,” he wrote, “because we want to remain a city for everyone.” Grant said the poor and homeless need to flex their political muscle to get what they deserve. “We are always there. We are the stuff that keeps things moving,” she said. “The city workers, the people that sweep the streets every day, the people that work at McDonald’s every day, the people that serve your coffee. These people matter.”

With reporting by Sarina Trangle.


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AGENCY FOCUS

NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS

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When identifying key drivers of technological innovation, what often comes to mind are Silicon Valley startups and entrepreneurs, or perhaps the federally funded research that paved the way for the internet, GPS and touch-screen technology, to cite a few examples. When it comes to local government, by contrast, the enduring stereotype is a collection of bureaucratic offices where the last big breakthrough was the fax machine. But in New York City, that’s not the case. The New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications is at the forefront of an effort to harness the latest technological trends to improve government and make it more efficient. One of the agency’s most visible initiatives is the LinkNYC wireless internet hubs that are replacing pay phones across the city, but that’s just one of many projects in the works. It’s also working to expand high-speed internet access in other ways as well as opening up city data to the public, ensuring the resiliency of telecommunications networks and even rolling out new .nyc domain names. In this section, City & State takes a closer look at the agency’s work through a Q&A with DoITT Commissioner Anne Roest, interviews with five other top officials and a rundown of several of the department’s key programs.


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A Q&A with DoITT Commissioner ANNE ROEST

FROM WI-FI HOTSPOTS to cybersecurity, New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications Commissioner Anne Roest leads a staff of nearly 1,000 employees to advance the mayor’s ambitious technology agenda, while also providing tech support for 45 agencies and other government entities. But if she had her druthers, and an unlimited budget, she’d do even more. City & State’s Frank G. Runyeon spoke with Roest about how her department is changing, what’s next for those LinkNYC wireless hubs you’ve seen cropping up around the city, and what her department has in common with Silicon Valley. This interview has been edited for space and clarity.

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C&S: I have been told that DoITT is evolving. Can you tell me what that means and why you think it’s needed? AR: It’s really needed because technology as a whole is evolving and you’ve heard about some of the principles of how fast technology evolves. We’re just seeing this rapid change in technology. We’re moving to a place where technology is accessible to those end users in ways it’s never been accessible before. And I’ve been worried that we’re at the point now in the technology space where if you don’t learn to become that kind of organization and provide services in that kind of way, you’ll just be left behind. And so we’re really being driven by the market and by our customers’ expectations.

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C&S: How is your department doing in that respect? AR: So actually, I’m really excited about some of the changes I’m seeing. If we look around and say a customer needs a calendar system, do we write it ourselves? Do we use a fast solution? Do we find something that’s in another agency? Whatever the customer needs, what’s the leanest, fastest way to get it to them, and we’ve got a group that’s been doing that. They’ve done some really creative things. We’ve delivered solutions in a week that normally would have taken us, in the past, months or even years. C&S: Sounds more like a Silicon Valley approach than a government agency approach. AR: It is. And, you know, change is hard, but people in the agency are excited and they’re embracing the idea. They love to learn the new technology, so there’s some energy behind it. I think if you look around, this is the direction that a lot of organizations are heading. We just want to be out in front because we’re New York and we should be. C&S: What’s next for the LinkNYC wireless internet hubs? Is there sort of a next frontier here? AR: So, for LinkNYC, I think you may see some additional services added and it’s obviously going to continue to grow and reach all areas of the city. For affordable, reliable high-speed internet – which is a goal that the mayor set early on in the administration – to get to all New Yorkers by 2025.

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“We’ve delivered solutions You’ll see other offerings that complement the LinkNYC portfolio and the city’s (chief technology officer) is spearheading that. It’s a real focus of the mayor’s and of the city to complement LinkNYC with other ways for people to get affordable, high-speed broadband. C&S: Can you tell me about the oversight when it comes to privacy for LinkNYC users? How is your oversight monitored? AR: So we have a privacy policy that is public. The administration cares deeply about the privacy and security of New Yorkers’ data. So we’re monitored of course by the city, but also, because our privacy policy is public, we’re monitored by all of our constituents who care about privacy. And in fact, I don’t know if you saw recently we did an updated privacy policy for Link that was lauded by the NYCLU for how robust and strong the policy is. C&S: You work with your franchise partner, City Bridge LLC, to provide LinkNYC services. Why are they willing to provide this service at no cost to taxpayers? AR: Yes and in fact, I’ll add not only is it no cost to taxpayers, but we will get $500 million over the life of the franchise to the city. The reason they are able to do it, I think is a really creative solution. If you see the kiosks on the street or kiosks that are in commercial areas and where it’s appropriate, there are advertisements on the side of the kiosks and that is really the revenue source. C&S: Is there any cause for privacy concerns surrounding the city’s relationship with City Bridge? AR: Absolutely not. And I think, again, the folks who have reviewed the privacy policy, which speaks to what data can and can’t be collected and the relationship, I think, including NYCLU, were pleased with how strong the policy is. They’re not collecting data, they’re not able to sell data. They are able to collect data, but not sensitive user data. They’re able to collect data on things like how many people are connecting, how long the connections are.

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C&S: In testimony, you’ve noted that hackers have tried to get access to the system hundreds of times and that malware has gotten into city systems, although they did not get data out. Generally speaking – beyond LinkNYC – should New Yorkers be concerned about the security of their data that’s held by the city? AR: I would say, no. Of course, it’s one of the greater challenges of tech these days. But I can tell you that I have had nothing but support for the cyber program in the city. And when I say support, when I’ve asked for resources, the administration has provided whatever we needed to protect the city. We’ve got a super cyber team. We’ve increased the resources of the cyber team greatly in the last few years. We’re implementing new tools and technology – it is a focus of the administration. And I think that people should feel comforted that we’re doing everything reasonable and beyond to protect their data.

C&S: What is the need for a cyber command chief? AR: It’s a relatively new role. I think there’s a couple things that the city needs. No. 1 is a focus on cyber. It is a thing that everybody needs to have in the forefront of their mind to keep us all safe. We need a central command to make sure that we have a cohesive and strong protection. In a city like New York, or like any major city, you’re as good as your weakest link. We can’t have any weak links. So having a single organization that’s setting policy making sure that people are doing what they need to do to protect the city, I think, can’t be anything but a good idea. And again, just elevating it. C&S: If money were no object – if they gave you an unlimited budget – what would you have DoITT do? AR: I actually have a lot of ideas. No. 1, I would change DoITT to an internal consulting organization for the city and provide what I’m going to call really high-end services, help rethink how we serve our New Yorkers. And I’ll give you an example. New Yorkers don’t really need to care about what the agency in the city is providing a service as long as they get that service in a usable way. So, as long as it’s consumable and easy to use, I should say. I would have DoITT just become like a thought leader and the consulting arm to help us rethink all our services.

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LINKING UP You’ve probably seen those futuristic monoliths popping up in place of old pay phones around New York City. Though they make it a little harder for Superman to do a quick change, the LinkNYC kiosks have been making it a whole lot easier to access free, public Wi-Fi. Here’s a look at how New Yorkers have been taking to DoITT’s most visible project.

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C&S: What role does the Franchise Administration play within DoITT? SS: The city charter defines a franchise as the use of the city’s streets to provide a public service. People are familiar with cable television coming into everyone’s home. That is a use of the city streets because they’re providing this service utilizing the conduits and the streets. So this department is responsible for those uses of the streets for public purpose that happens to also be a telecommunications purpose.

C&S: How was the concept DoITT Assistant for LinkNYC conceived? Commissioner for Franchise SS: We had quite a bit of inAdministration terest from people looking for free Wi-Fi and then clearly

our planning was in the right direction and the de Blasio administration came in. They were very eager to provide affordable broadband for everyone in the city, so this was already a block of effort that was going in that direction. So they helped us refine it and move forward with a request for proposals early in the first year of the term in 2014. We were able to attract a number of proposals and get one that was actually better than what we had asked for – a higher speed Wi-Fi. We didn’t actually specify how fast the Wi-Fi had to be, we just specified that we wanted it totally free. So we had the winning proposal: the City Bridges proposal that’s being implemented now.

C&S: What do you see as the future of LinkNYC? SS: What I’m hoping to see is that the rollout continues in each of the boroughs. That the different business areas of the city get Links as soon as they can. That people embrace the use of them, because there’s a lot of great features and we want maybe more features on the tablets so that people can get more use out of them all the time. There’s 2 million people who have subscribed to the service to be connected to the Links. There’s almost 1,000 (Link kiosks) that are activated now. (Editor’s note: More kiosks have been installed since this interview.) That’s going to at least double by this time next year.


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OPEN DATA

AL WEBBER New York City Director of Open Data

C&S: What do you do as director of open data for DoITT? AW: What I do is work with all of the city’s agencies to make city government as transparent as possible. I like to look at it as really a portrait of the city – a portrait of the city in numbers and in information. So we have roughly 1,600 data sets on the (open data) portal, about 80 agencies that are contributing a lot of that data. Really what open data is, is telling people what’s going on in terms of operations in city agencies. It’s a great tool to allow users to sort of make informed decisions and to just understand what’s going on in

the city that they’re living in, working in or playing in. C&S: How do New Yorkers benefit from open data? AW: I look at it as a real chance to make informed decisions. We have data that goes across so many different subject areas. Over this last year, one interesting thing we did is we’re now able to refresh data on the portal, sort of close to real time. During last year’s winter, we released data from the department of sanitation from PlowNYC. Every snowplow has a GPS tracker on it, and we’re picking up that sensor information and we’re releasing it as open data every 15

minutes. So both of these data sets were actually available before, but PlowNYC was only available during a snow event. So when it wasn’t snowing, you couldn’t see the PlowNYC information. But now, via open data, that data is always available. So whether it’s winter, spring, summer or fall you have access to that PlowNYC data. The same thing with the DOT traffic speed, the data was available but it wasn’t in the most user friendly format. So you could go to the portal and maybe look at the sensors that are all around the city and you can look at how fast cars are going. It can help you predict your commute.

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THE FUTURE OF 911

The New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications is working to update the city’s emergency response system for the smartphone era.

EARLY 2018 — DoITT will roll out

text-to-911, a program that will allow citizens to text their emergencies to the response system. The program will especially help New Yorkers with disabilities who may not be able to speak on the phone.

2016 — New York City opened

Public Safety Answering Center II in the Bronx, to supplement PSAC I in Brooklyn. These centers handle millions of 911 calls per year. If there’s ever an emergency and one center closes, the other has the capacity to fully handle all 911 calls, creating redundancy in the city’s emergency response systems.

carriers to the emergency call-taking system will begin being replaced by fiber wires. This will make it easier for New Yorkers to transmit texts, and later photos and videos, to the 911 system.

2022 — Text-to-911 will pave the way for

Next Generation 911, which will let New Yorkers send photos and videos to the emergency response system handled by PSAC I and II. NextGen will in part be based on technology that doesn’t exist yet, but is expected to exist a few years from now, such as the ability to pinpoint more precise location information from cellphones. DoITT is currently soliciting proposals from companies to design NextGen.

NEXT GENERATION 911 C&S: Next Generation 911 is intended to be implemented by the end of 2022. What are your goals for program? How will it supplement traditional 911 calls? DK: NextGen is really a transformative program not only in the technology side, but also on the business side. On the technology side, of course, it’s the replacement of the copper wires that come in from the different carriers into the call-takDAVID KIRKS ing system, and that gets reDoITT Deputy Commissioner placed with full fiber. And so we get much more throughfor Business Solutions put, we get faster speeds, we Delivery get greater ability to upgrade technology components. Then all of this is what we

call IP-based, internet protocol-based technology. For example, cellphone users transmit information that’s all digital so there is no translation from digital to analog or analog to digital like what we have today. So it’s much more efficient, the clarity of the information is 100 percent. But to the New Yorker, it allows them to communicate much more fully with the 911 organizations. For example, it allows them to transmit pictures, texts as well as video into the 911 system. C&S: Do you see the textto-911 initiative, which will be rolled out early next year, as a trial run for the rollout of NextGen 911?

DK: It’s a step forward towards NextGen. I’m not sure I’d say it’s a trial because it’s on the current technology platform and environment. It does allow people with disabilities – either hearing or speech – to be able to communicate directly with call takers at 911. The reason I say it’s not a trial run but a step in the right direction is today, with cellphones, the location information that we get from cellphones is really not as precise as what we’ll get with NextGen. Today, we get the cellphone tower location that the cellphone communicates through. With NextGen 911, we’ll actually get the precise location of that cellphone as it transmits its signal.

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Leading the way to better wireless service in New York City More People Than Ever Before Rely on Wireless Connections to Manage their Lives and Businesses With the demand for wireless coverage continuing to increase every year, wireless providers need to deploy a system of small wireless antennas known as small cell network nodes throughout New York City to add coverage and capacity for services people use every day like video streaming, social media use, the Internet of Things, GPS and public safety. Small cells are often located near street level - closer to users - to serve high-traffic areas in densely populated neighborhoods and near busy tourist attractions and outdoor recreation facilities. About Small Cells

Staying Ahead of the Demand Consumers and businesses are relying on wireless networks like never before to connect to smart phones, tablets, health monitors and other wireless technologies. The demand for wireless data services has nearly doubled over the last year, and is expected to grow sixfold from 2015 to 2020. Small cells will add capacity, reliability, redundancy and data speeds for New York City residents, businesses, and first responders using wireless networks. NYC’s Role in Keeping Families and Businesses Connected

Small cell network nodes use small radios and a small antenna - two or three feet high - placed on existing structures like utility poles, street lights, signs and signal light poles.

To meet the demand for everything wireless, small cell placement throughout New York City needs to start taking place today to meet the demands of tomorrow. New York City is uniquely positioned to take a leadership role nationally in working with wireless carriers to address this issue.

Small cells work with – but do not replace – the larger antennas typically seen on towers and building roof tops. The locations and structures are carefully selected to create an ideal network of coverage to meet customer needs and expectations and improve wireless service.

Verizon looks forward to working with DoITT to identify and address the City’s unique needs. By working collaboratively now, we can ensure New Yorkers will have access to the fastest, most reliable wireless network possible today and for many years to come.


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MAKING GOVERNMENT FASTER

EVAN HINES DoITT First Deputy Commissioner

C&S: Are there any significant administrative challenges in running the daily operations of DoITT? EH: We’re very heavy in process. If I were to look at the human resources process to actually hire an employee, or even the procurement process, it’s very easy for people to hide behind their city’s rules and regulations and procurement policy board rules. So if something’s not moving as fast through the cycle as we’d like it to, there can be some people that throw their hands up and say, “Well, it is what it is, that’s the process.” We’ve been trying to break that, where there’s plenty that’s in our own control that we could actually speed up the process.

Because in technology especially, you can’t have a multiyear procurement and still expect to get technology that’s going to be current. By the time we would buy it, it would be already out of date. C&S: What concrete steps are being taken to ameliorate bureaucratic gridlock? EH: We actually have just done a strategic plan for the agency that we’re finalizing and we’re now cascading that plan down to each of our divisions. So the guiding principles are about clients, about doing everything in a lean way – whether that’s cost, whether that’s streamlining processes. It also actually will continue after we come up with individ-

ual divisions’ strategic plans. We’ve even launched some programs to get employees involved in solving a problem. We crowdsourced a few different ideas and said to employees, “What do you think is the biggest challenge out of these three challenges we’ve listed?” The one that received the most votes, there’s now a voluntary group of employees who are meeting regularly to come up with recommendations to actually change that process, to come up with a program for that. So now we’re engaging people at all levels of the organization to come up with solutions. I think management thought they had all the answers. But everyone’s really excited about that.

CYBERSECURITY C&S: What are the job duties of the chief information security officer? GB: Chief information security officer, just as a function, is something that you would find in many enterprises, whether public or private. At a very high level, the CISO is a reflection of the program. The program duties are to really defend the city’s information security assets, its systems GEOFF and that very much to me BROWN is balancing your risk. But the next piece of it is to New York City Chief guide the agencies in any Information Security Officer incident response, and also and head of New York City guide the agency strategy Cyber Command as we try and buy down the

risk that’s displayed by our technology footprint and actors that are trying to take advantage of that for their own means. Then finally to advise City Hall, because in aggregate City Hall has to think about the risk of its domain and how that can be impactful to the great services that are provided each and every day to the citizens, businesses and the travelers that visit our city. C&S: There have recently been several incidents of foreign hacking to interfere with political systems, whether in the U.S. or abroad. Does New York

City face a particular risk of foreign interference in its cyber systems? GB: As we look across the global landscape, we see the things that have occurred in the last couple years, and these are things that New York City is highly cognizant of. We see exfiltration of data and breaches. We see large ransomware events, we see even data destruction events. If New York City is going to be successful in the future providing great technology just like it has in the past, it has to take those threats seriously, especially as we move towards a more interconnected future.


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TRUMP & RACISM ON THE SYLLABUS

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STATE BOARD OF REGENTS CHANCELLOR BETTY ROSA AND STATE EDUCATION COMMISSIONER MARYELLEN ELIA AT CITY & STATE’S ON EDUCATION EVENT.

WITH PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP drawing a moral equivalency between the white nationalist marchers and counterprotesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, racism and diversity have become a central topic of discussion at many events – including at City & State’s forum on New York education policy. “I think that what’s happening in

Washington is something we need to talk about in our classrooms,” New York City Councilman Daniel Dromm said during a panel discussion at City & State’s On Education event on Aug. 16. Dromm said that controversies surrounding the Trump administration are raising issues about culture and history that students need to understand.

Assemblywoman Alicia Hyndman agreed, adding that the Trump administration has “instilled an institution of fear in our public schools.” Hyndman, who previously worked for the state Department of Education and served on New York City’s Community District Education Council 29, said, “I think that kind of climate sets a bad


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tone, not just in New York state, but across the country.” The president’s Charlottesville remarks and his administration’s education policies were a recurring theme during the event. In a discussion about the federal push to promote private schools, Timothy McNiff, superintendent of schools in the Archdiocese of New York, said that many professionals in private schools were skeptical of the president’s campaign promises to dedicate $20 billion of federal funding to school choice. The events in Charlottesville and the president’s response remained at the forefront of many discussions, even ones related specifically to New York. State Board of Regents Chancellor Betty Rosa criticized New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposal from June, which outlined ways to increase diversity in New York City schools, but failed to mention the word “segregation” or directly address integration. “Call it out. You’ve got to name it,” Rosa said. She alluded that the events in Virginia underscored the importance of school integration.

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The New York education sector has had its own recent controversy over race: Daniel Loeb, a political donor and chairman of the board of directors of Success Academy Charter Schools, the state’s largest charter school network, said in a since-deleted Facebook post that state Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins, who is black, was worse for racial minorities than “anyone who has ever donned a hood,” because of her support of teachers unions. A separate 2016 Facebook post from Loeb was also supposedly uncovered, saying teachers unions have “done more to perpetuate poverty and discrimination than the KKK.” Loeb’s comments have been roundly criticized, including during an Aug. 14 rally in Harlem where politicians showed support for Stewart-Cousins. Loeb has apologized for the comments, but many, including de Blasio, called for him to step down from the Success Academy board. Rosa joined the chorus at the City & State event, saying she was “outraged on every single level” that Loeb would compare an African-American woman to the KKK, adding that Success Academy students would be better served by having somebody else as chairman of the board.

“I THINK THAT KIND OF CLIMATE (IN WASHINGTON) SETS A BAD TONE, NOT JUST IN NEW YORK STATE, BUT ACROSS THE COUNTRY.” — Assemblywoman ALICIA HYNDMAN

There were other signs of tension involving charter schools. Last month, the State University of New York introduced a proposal that would let some charter schools hire uncertified teachers and instead develop its own certification that was less arduous. One proposal would require only 30 hours of classroom instruction. “I could go into a fast food restaurant and get more training than that,” state

On the Map 2017 Atlas of Student Homelessness in New York City Student

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Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia said. Rosa called the proposal “insulting.” Janella Hinds, vice president for academic high schools at the United Federation of Teachers, connected the proposal to the Trump administration, saying it was “an indicator of what’s happening nationally around the deprofessionalization of education and this privatization moment that doesn’t really serve students or their families.”

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in SY 2015–16. This was a 49% increase in six years. Over the same period, the overall enrollment among housed students declined.

have half the proficiency on 5th grade ELA and math assessments;

be twice as likely to be suspended or held back a grade. This increase was seen across housing

statuses, with doubled-up students drivWho are these students? Where do they go to ing the growth. Theschool? number of doubledWhat supports do they need to succeed academically? up students grew to over 60,000 in 2015–16, a 25%children increase from the How can we lessen the trauma forSYvulnerable prior year. before, during and after a period of homelessness?

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such as doubled up withor another family. Access the report, free: www.ICPHusa.org, email info@ICPHusa.org

With little growth in City family shelter capacity, more and more families are doubling up. Ensuring that the varied social and educational needs of the close to 100,000 homeless students are met will be critical for New York City’s future.

Note: In earlier years, the total number of “unsheltered” students may be less reliable than other categories.


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HE NEW YORK TIMES recently reported that 1 in 7 New York City elementary school students will be homeless at some point before they reach middle school. That startling story – based on a report from the well-respected Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness – documented a tragedy even more pervasive than that. There were 100,000 homeless students in New York City public schools during the 2015-16 school year. Most people expect that number to continue growing. More than 140,000 New York City public school students have experienced homelessness over the past six years. As a group, they would be one of the largest cities in the state, about the same size as Syracuse. The report also pointed out that large numbers of homeless students, understandably, had problems other students did not. They tended to move more frequently during the academic year. On average, homeless students missed 88 days of elementary school and were suspended or held back about twice as often as other students. Homeless students scored proficient on state English language arts assessments at half the rate of other students, and had a much higher high school dropout rate. Homelessness is a citywide issue, but it is concentrated by race and economics. The Highbridge and Concourse neighborhoods in the Bronx had the highest concentrations of homeless students, at more than 20 percent, while Central Harlem and Manhattanville had 18.1 percent. At the other end of the spectrum, Staten Island had 4.4 percent homeless students while the Queens neighborhoods of Bayside, Little Neck and Fresh Meadows, as a group, had 2.5 percent. Even if these statistics are shocking, they cannot be a complete surprise in a city where the homeless shelter population has roughly tripled in the past 20 years, and the fastest growing group experiencing homelessness has been families and children. The real shame is we could dramatically reverse the growing trend of homelessness and we’re not.

In New York City, people who want to help homeless children can find a nonprofit that is accepting donations of school supplies. Care for the Homeless is currently collecting school supplies for students of all ages such as crayons, pencils, sharpeners, binders, pens, markers, glue sticks, notebooks, erasers and rulers. At the federal level, there is evidence that we can actually end the homelessness crisis. For example, during former President Barack Obama’s administration, there was a concerted effort to end chronic homelessness among veterans. The plan was not terribly

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Then in 2016, the Obama administration proposed the same kind of war on family homelessness, featuring significant increases on housing vouchers for homeless families and a greater effort at rapid rehousing assistance. The plan called for spending $11 billion over 10 years, with about $8 billion of it for new vouchers. Even in a country with a nearly $3 trillion budget, $11 billion is a lot of money. But, the recent ICPH report showed the potential lifetime of school failure, economic problems and all the other medical, mental and social problems that can accompany youth homelessness.

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NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS EXPERIENCED HOMELESSNESS OVER THE PAST SIX YEARS. THAT’S ABOUT THE SAME SIZE AS SYRACUSE. complex; it called for more housing for homeless veterans and a large increase in subsidies to get them into that housing. The federal government significantly increased funding for Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing vouchers and other vouchers that targeted veterans. And it worked: The number of chronically homeless veterans decreased. Whole states and cities, including New York City, declared victory.

The report made it clear, to even the most callous observer, that solving this problem would be cost-effective. Given the human misery that could be avoided and the cost in public resources that could be saved, an $11 billion program to fight family and child homelessness could be a true bargain.

Jeff Foreman is the director of policy and advocacy for Care for the Homeless.

MORE ONLINE • Charissa Fernández, who heads the New York chapter of Teach for America, joins NYN Media for an Insights podcast on how the end of DACA would affect the organization.

• David Condliffe of the Center for Community Alternatives and Ellen Condliffe Lagemann, author of “Liberating Minds,” write about Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s support of college courses for prisoners.

To see the full versions of these stories and subscribe to First Read Nonprofit, visit nynmedia.com.


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Perspectives & analysis from the people who know New York best/ Edited by Nick Powell

NEW YORK NEEDS TO STEP UP FOR DACA RECIPIENTS By ELIANA FERNANDEZ

CAME TO THE U.S. from Ecuador when I was 14. I came here to join my parents, who had already been in the U.S. for years after leaving our home country because they knew they couldn’t earn enough to send me and my siblings to college. When I arrived, I was undocumented, and I spent my first 12 years in the U.S. that way. Since then, I’ve worked extremely hard to build a life here. Despite not being able to access state financial aid and many other types of support available to New Yorkers, I graduated from college. Now I’ve just started graduate school. And I’m a proud mother and homeowner, contributing every day to our state with my love, sweat and tax dollars. I was able to make it this far because of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, which was created by President Barack Obama in 2012

to offer protection from deportation and work authorization for young immigrants like me. Last week, President Donald Trump’s administration announced it will end the program, in a bid to make its white nationalist supporters happy. Immigrant youth like me fought to defend DACA at the national level. But we also need New York lawmakers to step up and pass the Liberty and DREAM acts. Ending DACA is a tragedy for me and my family. And it will be a disaster for New York. Without this program, I will no longer have a driver’s license to take my kids to school or the doctor. I won’t be able to find a job without legal status, and then I won’t be able to pay for my mortgage and my family’s health insurance. It could also mean being separated from my children, as I was from my parents all those years ago. Simply put, my life will be turned upside down. For New York, it will mean deep damage to our communities, the loss of legal protection for 42,000 DACA recip-

ients and a negative annual economic impact of $2.6 billion, according to a recent report by the Center for American Progress. We are more than numbers or pieces of paper. We are doctors, nurses, teachers, engineers and attorneys serving our communities. My parents’ immigrant dreams have paid off. My siblings and I have all graduated from college with degrees in mathematics, engineering and sociology. And 800,000 immigrant youths who benefit from DACA are just like us. Whether from a human or an economic perspective, there is just no good reason to end DACA when the program has given us, and our country, so much. We organized to make sure that Trump and members of Congress know that. We recently coordinated a 3,000-person march through midtown Manhattan. And we will keep fighting. But we also know that the man in the Oval Office is not on our side and he will keep finding ways to attack us, with or without DACA.


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THE ANNOUNCEMENT THAT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION WOULD END DACA SPURRED PROTESTS ACROSS THE NATION.

And that’s why it’s so important that the state step up and take the lead for immigrants. Other states have shown real leadership. Take Illinois, for example: Even under a Republican governor, the state just adopted the Trust Act, which will limit cooperation between state law enforcement and federal immigration agents. Other states offer financial aid for immigrant youths. New York has lagged behind, failing to pass any significant pro-immigrant legislation this year.

When the state Legislature returns in January, it must immediately pass the Liberty Act, which will protect families like mine. The bill would draw a bright line between immigration enforcement and local law enforcement, making immigrant New Yorkers more likely to report crimes they witness or suffer, keeping us all safer. Our state must also finally pass the DREAM Act to ensure that immigrant youths have access to state financial aid. With the Trump administration declaring war on our futures, it’s more important than ever that we be able to afford college.

New York has led the way before. With immigrant families under attack, it’s time for us to lead the way again for immigrant communities.

Eliana Fernandez is a case manager at Make the Road New York, a grass-roots community organization offering services for the immigrant community.


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September 11, 2017

Notice of Formation of Mooi Swim, LLC. Arts of Org filed with Secy of State of NY (SSNY) 7/28/17. Office loc: Richmond Co. SSNY designated agent for service of process on LLC. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: The LLC, Attn: Cheyenne Maxey, 17A Waterview Ct, Staten Island, NY 10305. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

TERRY SOUTHERLAND BOXING LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY 6/21/17. Office loc: NY County. SSNY designated agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, Terry Southerland, 1115 1st Ave #17A, NY, NY 10065. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.

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 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 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.

September 11, 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.

Notice of Formation of MVANDA 6TH AVENUE LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/2/17. 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: 11 E 44th St, Ste 1001, NY, NY 10017. Purpose: any lawful activity.

Notice of Qualification of ANBAU ACQUISITIONS, LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 07/27/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 07/25/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 122072543. DE addr. of LLC: 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

Notice of Formation of Precision and Flow Health LLC. Arts of Org filed with Secy of State of NY (SSNY) 6/14/17. Office loc: NY County. SSNY designated agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to princ bus addr: 200 Central Park S, 11J, NY, NY 10019. Purpose: any lawful act.

Notice of Qualification of HOUND PARTNERS MANAGEMENT, LP Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 07/10/17. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 06/05/17. Princ. office of LP: 101 Park Ave., 47th Fl., NY, NY 10178. Duration of LP is Perpetual. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Hound Partners Management GP, LLC, Attn: Jonathan Auerbach at the princ. office of the LP. Name and addr. of each general partner are available from SSNY. DE addr. of LP: c/o Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of LP filed with Secy. of State of the State of DE, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., Federal & Duke of York Sts., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Qualification of Quad Management Partners LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/9/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 8/4/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 77 Water St, Fl. 15, NY, NY 10005. DE address of LLC: 1013 Centre Rd, Ste 403-B, Wilmington, DE 19805. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of THE GUY’S CLUB, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/28/17. 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: 2 Gansevoort St, Fl. 9, NY, NY 10014. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is Lindsay Rosenwald, 2 Gansevoort St, Fl. 9, NY, NY 10014. Purpose: any lawful activity.

Notice of Formation of Cane & Co. Hospitality Group LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 2/22/17. 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: 270 1st Ave, Apt 12D, NY, NY 10009. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of MV VILLAGE HOLDINGS LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/28/17. 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: 11 E 44th St, Ste 1001, NY, NY 10017. 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. 955 SECOND AVE PARTNERS LLC Art. Of Org. Filed Sec. of State of NY 3/17/2017. Off. Loc.: New York Co. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY to mail copy of process to The LLC, 246 E. 44th St., New York, NY 10017. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity. Notice of Formation of 58 NEWEL HOLDER, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/21/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 256 W 116th St, NY, NY 10026. Purpose: any lawful activity.

Notice of Qualification of CODE EIGHT, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/27/17. Office location: New 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 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. 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 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. 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. 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 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. Notice of Qualification of DIAMETER CAPITAL PARTNERS LP Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/07/17. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 11/22/16. 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, 24 W. 40th St., 5th Fl., NY, NY 10018. 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.


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September 11, 2017 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 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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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. 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. Notice of Formation of 30 Main St. PHA, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/9/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 635 20th St, Santa Monica, CA 90402. Purpose: any lawful activity.

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. 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 Qualification of DIAMETER ONSHORE FUND LP Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/07/17. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 02/07/17. 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, 24 W. 40th St., 5th Fl., NY, NY 10018. 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 NY Res REIT LP. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/17/17. Office location: New York County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 4/19/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 555 Madison Ave, FL. 6, NY, NY 10022. DE address of LP: 1013 Centre Rd, Ste 403-B, Wilmington, DE 19805. Cert. of Limited Partnership filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. List of names and addresses of all general partners available from SSNY. Purpose: any lawful activity.

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF Family Health Physical Therapy, PLLC. Arts of Org filed with Secy of State of NY (SSNY) 4/18/17. Office loc: NY County. SSNY designated agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process against PLLC to: 111 Fulton St, APT 611, NY, NY 10038 Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Notice of Formation of THE EMILIO HOLDINGS LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/28/17. 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: 11 E 44th St, Ste 1001, NY, NY 10017. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Qualification of Quad Multi-Manager LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/9/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 8/4/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 77 Water St, Fl. 15, NY, NY 10005. DE address of LLC: 1013 Centre Rd, Ste 403-B, Wilmington, DE 19805. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of 307 ASSETS LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/27/27. 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 1001, NY, NY 10017. Purpose: any lawful activity . Notice of Qualification of ATW Master Fund II, L.P. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/11/17. Office location: New York County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 5/2/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 325 5th Ave, Apt 38C, NY, NY 10016. DE address of LP: 1013 Centre Rd, Ste 403-B, Wilmington, DE 19805. Cert. of Limited Partnership filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. List of names and addresses of all general partners available from SSNY. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Qualification of ATW Partners GP II, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/10/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 5/2/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 325 5th Ave, Apt 38C, NY, NY 10016. 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.

MindOpen Learning Strategies LLC Art. Of Org. Filed Sec. of State of NY 5/24/17. Off. Loc.: Richmond Co. SSNY designated agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY to mail copy of process to The LLC, 5 Stone St., SI, NY 10304. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity. Notice of Qualification of Fox/ UTV Holdings, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 8/7/17. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 10201 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035. LLC formed in DE on 4/27/01. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE addr. of LLC: c/o The Corporation Trust Co., 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes.

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Notice of Qualification of WSP 975 Walton Owner LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/15/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 8/7/17. 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 WK Flat LA Venture, L.L.C. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/10/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 9/4/14. 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. YEMANY LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 05/10/2016. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 122 East 71st St, NY, NY 10021. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.

Notice of Formation of CHS Marketing Solutions LLC. Arts of Org filed with Secy of State of NY (SSNY) 7/21/17. Office loc: NY County. SSNY designated agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: US Corp Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave., Ste 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Princ bus addr of LLC: 8 Spruce St., Apt 57H, NY, NY 10038. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. LU’S ART GALLERY, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 02/13/2017. 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 U.S. Corp. Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave., Ste 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Reg Agent: U.S. Corp. Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave., Ste 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Notice of Formation of LOGER REALTY LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/03/17. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: the Company, c/o Gallet Dreyer & Berkey LLP, 845 Third Ave., NY, NY 10022, Attn: David I. Faust, Esq. Purpose: any lawful activities. Notice of Qualification of Kent Avon LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/25/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Connecticut (CT) on 5/30/14. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 152 W 57th St, Fl. 22, NY, NY 10019. CT address of LLC: 750 Old Main St, Ste 300, Rocky Hill, CT 06067. Cert. of Formation filed with CT Secy of State, 30 Trinity St, Hartford, CT 06106. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of VELA NYC, LLC filed with SSNY on 5/1/2017. Office: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o US Corp Agents, 7014 13th Ave, Ste 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: Lawful activity. Notice of Qual of Capacity Coverage Company of New Jersey, LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 8/2/17 operating under the fictitious name of CCC of NJ LLC. Office loc: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) 1/25/17. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o C T Corporation System, 111 Eighth Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE addr. of LLC: c/o The Corporation Trust Company, 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State of DE, Div. of Corps 401 Federal St, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

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GHETTO SCHOLAR, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 08/07/17. 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, 41 Madison Avenue, 33rd Floor, New York, NY 10010, ATTN: Joyce Ketay. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Notice of Qualification of ATW Partners II, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/10/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 5/2/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 325 5th Ave, Apt 38C, NY, NY 10016. DE address of LLC: 1013 Centre Rd, Ste 403-B, Wilmington, DE 19805. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Qualification of Gramercy 128-130 West LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/31/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 6/12/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 14 W 23rd St, Fl. 5, NY, NY 10010. DE address of LLC: 1013 Centre Rd, Ste 403-B, Wilmington, DE 19805. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Qualification of Ridgewood Elmwood Owner, L.L.C. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/11/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 8/10/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Qualification of NY Residential REIT, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/17/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/12/16. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 555 Madison Ave, FL. 6, NY, NY 10022. 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.

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Notice of Qualification of PB 23rd Street Manager LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/31/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 6/12/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 14 W 23rd St, FL. 5, NY, NY 10010. DE address of LLC: 1013 Centre Rd, Ste 403-B, Wilmington, DE 19805. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF Karen R Gray, LLC. Arts of Org filed with Secy of State of NY (SSNY) 7/25/17. Office loc: NY County. SSNY designated agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to: c/o US Corp Agents, Inc. 7014 13th Ave. Ste 202 Brooklyn, NY 11228 Princ bus addr of LLC: 301 W 108th St Apt 9E NY, NY 10025 Purpose: any lawful act or activity Notice of Formation of HIGH VIOLET LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/06/17. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: 15 Renwick St., Apt. 504, NY, NY 10013. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o U.S. Corp. Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave., Ste. 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228, regd. agent upon whom and at which process may be served. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of BUNNY EARS, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/24/17. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell & Vassallo, P.C., 488 Madison Ave., NY, NY 10022. Purpose: Any lawful activity. EURO TRIBECA LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 08/28/2017. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 718 Thompson Lane, Ste 108256, Nashville, TN 37204. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Notice of Formation of Twenty A LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/25/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 25 Robert Pitt Dr., Ste 204, Monsey, NY 10952. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is Vcorp Agent Services, Inc., 25 Robert Pitt Dr., Ste 204, Monsey, NY 10952. Purpose: any lawful activity.

Notice of Formation of Slow Design, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 8/10/17. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 134 10th Ave., Ste. #2/3, NY, NY 10011. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: Michael D. Friedman, c/o Troutman Sanders LLP, 875 Third Ave., NY, NY 10022. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Notice of Formation of Cracking Up LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/17/17. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 205 West 76th St. #904, NY, NY 10023. Purpose: any lawful activities. Notice of Formation of HourApp, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State: 8/18/17. Office location: NY Co. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: Liana C. Silverstein, 85 East End Ave., Apt. 11JK, NY, NY 10028, principal business address. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Notice of Qualification of Corvus Medicine LLC. App for Auth filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 8/1/17. Office loc: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) 1/20/17. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Attn: Michael Ventura, 353 W 12 St, NY, NY 10014. DE address of LLC: 300 Delaware Ave, Ste 210A, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert of Form filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. #4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. CAXTON ATLANTIC LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 8/23/2017. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Citrin Cooperman & Company, LLP, Attn: Jeff Slavet, 529 Fifth Ave., 9th Fl, NY, NY 10017. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of 236 Gramercy Fifth LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/17/17. 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: 14 W 23rd Street, Fl. 5, NY, NY 10010. Purpose: any lawful activity. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A LICENSE, SERIAL # 1304974 FOR WINE & BEER HAS BEEN APPLIED FOR BY THE UNDERSIGNED TO SELL WINE & BEER AT RETAIL UNDER THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LAW 20-21 COLLEGE POINT BLVD. QUEENS, NY 11356. QUEENS COUNTY, FOR ONPREMISE CONSUMPTION. INNERTECH LLC.

September 11, 2017 FN3 LLC Filed 12/1/16 Office: New York Co. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 2541 Broadway, New York, NY 10025 Purpose: all lawful Notice of Qualification of CaptionMax LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/02/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Minnesota (MN) on 05/04/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 Eighth Ave., NY, NY 10011, also the registered agent upon whom process may be served. Address to be maintained in MN: 2438 27th Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN 55406. Arts of Org. filed with the Secy. of State, 60 Empire Dr., Ste. 100, St. Paul, MN 55103. Purpose: any lawful activities . Notice of Qualification of ARNHOLD LP Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/24/17. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 07/14/17. Duration of LP is Perpetual. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Arnhold GP LLC, c/o Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Attn: Christian Brockman, 575 Madison Ave., NY, NY 10022. Name and addr. of each general partner are available from SSNY. DE addr. of LP: Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of LP filed with Secy. of State, State of DE, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Qualification of Columbia REIT - 149 Madison, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 8/15/17. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: One Glenlake Pkwy., Ste. 1200, Atlanta, GA 30328. LLC formed in DE on 1/24/17. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE addr. of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Notice of Qualification of AFW ASSOCIATES LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/16/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 06/19/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co. (CSC), 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. DE addr. of LLC: CSC, 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St. - Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

Notice of Formation of MAD Creative Production Agency, LLC filed with SSNY 6/23/17. Office: NY County. S S N Y designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 82 Irving Place, 1B, NY, NY 10003. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Notice of Formation of EnSys, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/23/17. 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: 111 W 128th St, Apt 4, NY, NY 10027. Purpose: any lawful activity. SIZS REALTY LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 08/22/2017. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 111 Fulton Street, Unit 808, NY, NY 10038. Reg Agent: Suhail Sitaf, 111 Fulton Street, Unit 608, NY, NY 10038. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Notice of Qualification of MHL Capital Partners LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/15/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 03/31/16. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Mortar, 243 W. 30th St., Ste 400, NY, NY 10001. Address to be maintained in DE: 108 West 13th St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Arts of Org. filed with the Secy. of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities. Notice of Qualification of COMMONWEALTH EQUITY SERVICES, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/21/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Massachusetts (MA) on 8/1/17. 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. MA address of LLC: 29 Sawyer Rd, Waltham, MA 02453. Cert. of Formation filed with MA Secy of State, McCormack Bldg, 1 Ashburton Pl., FL. 17, Boston, MA 02108. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Authority of THOMPSON COBURN LLP. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/18/17. Office location: New York County. LLP formed in Missouri (MO) on 2/23/99. SSNY is designated as agent of LLP upon which process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: C/O CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Princ. Executive Office Add.: 157 E 86th St, Ste 204, NY, NY 10028. Cert. of Registration filed with MO Secy of State, 600 W Main St, Jefferson City, MO 65101. Purpose: Law.

Notice of Auction Sale is herein given that Citiwide Self Storage located at 4555 Pearson Street, Long Island City, N.Y. 11101 will take place on WWW. STORAGETREASURES.COM Sale by competitive bidding starting on September 11, 2017 and end on September 20, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. to satisfy unpaid rent and charges on the following accounts: Contents of rooms generally contain misc. Household goods and other effects. #3P44 - Howard Blumberg & 6P58 - Pierre Midy. The contents of each unit will be sold as a lot and all items must be removed from the premises within 72 hours. Owners may redeem their goods by paying all rent and charges due at any time before the sale. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A LICENSE, SERIAL # 1304886 FOR LIQUOR, WINE, & BEER HAS BEEN APPLIED FOR BY THE UNDERSIGNED TO SELL LIQUOR, WINE, & BEER IN A CATERING HALL UNDER THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LAW AT 1995 WESTCHESTER AVE, BRONX, NY 10462. BRONXCOUNTY, FOR ON PREMISE CONSUMPTION. KISMET CATERER CORP Notice of Qualification of ARGENTUM PROPERTY HOLDINGS LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/30/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 07/14/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Richard LeVine, Esq., Withers Bergman LLP, 430 Park Ave., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10022. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of the State, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St. - Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of PPMT Medtech Partners I, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/14/17. 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: 1001 Ave of the Americas, Fl. 2, NY, NY 10018. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of 26 W. 56 LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/25/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 29 W 56th St, NY, NY 10016. Purpose: any lawful activity.

KAISER ASSET DEVELOPMENT LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 08/29/17. 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, c/o Louise Leung, 322 West 57th Street, #38UI, New York, NY 10019. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of 4700 SUNRISE OWNER LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/30/17. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of DOUGHNUTTERY FRANCHISE, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/18/17. 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: 425 W 15th St, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. JENNIFER GEIGER, MD, PLLC, a Prof. LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 07/03/2017. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 201 E 86th St. #23F, NY, NY 10028. Purpose: To Practice The Profession Of Medicine. Notice of Formation of FRACTAL FORUM LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 1/25/16. 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: 65 Broadway, Ste 825, NY, NY 10006. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Qualification of S&G Food Group LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/25/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in New Jersey (NJ) on 2/8/16. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 145 E 48th St, Ste 33D, NY, NY 10017. NJ address of LLC: 421 Ravine Ave, Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604. Cert. of Formation filed with NJ Secy of State, 225 W State St, Fl. 3, Trenton, NJ 08608. Purpose: any lawful activity. BEGED NYC LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY 7/31/17. Office loc: NY County. SSNY designated agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, Attn: Isaac Chehebar, 170 Duane St, Apt 4, NY, NY 10013. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.


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Who was up and who was down last week

LOSERS CHUCK SCHUMER Geography trumped party in this case, as the Brooklyn-bred U.S. senator struck a deal with the Queens-born president to raise the debt limit and keep funding the federal government, despite the protestations of Trump’s fellow Republicans. With Trump also vowing to work with Schumer on immigration, and hosting New York leaders to talk about the Gateway Program, Schumer looks like the new Steve Bannon in the president’s ear.

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There are some competitive matchups in this week’s primary races, and plenty of the allegations and accusations that inevitably arise as Election Day approaches. But what everyone really cares about is the cheating scandal that blew up as the Yankees and Red Sox battled for the best record in the AL East. So if politics is its own kind of sport, here are last week’s highlights, from the biggest home runs to the costliest errors.

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STEVE MCLAUGHLIN Nothing to McLaugh about here. A female aide accused the assemblyman of roughing her up in early August, which he denies – but she recorded a recounting of that incident as well as McLaughlin calling her “fat,” “an awful human being,” and a certain c-word. Now, both of them are saying it’s all a misunderstanding and the timing of the report is politically motivated. No matter who you believe, McLaughlin comes through loud and clear in the recordings.

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