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EDITOR’S NOTE

JON LENTZ Editor-in-chief

Staten Island has always been a borough apart. In a city known for its diversity, it has the fewest minority residents. Unlike the other boroughs, where Democrats dominate, the island’s elected officials are split between the two major parties. New Yorkers all across the city refer to Staten Island as “the forgotten borough,” and it has even tried to secede. This separation – demographically, culturally, politically – is also physical. Unlike the other boroughs, there’s no subway connection to the rest of the city. And seen on a map, Staten Island looks like it should be a part of New Jersey instead of New York. It’s no surprise, then, that Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, the most prominent challenger to try to knock New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio out of office, hails from Staten Island. In this week’s cover story, City & State’s Jeff Coltin profiles the GOP mayoral nominee and explores whether she has any shot at an upset come November.

CONTENTS BOCHINCHE & BUZZ ... 6

Gossip on Hiram Monserrate’s loss, Tom DiNapoli and Rubén Díaz Sr.

JIMMY ODDO ... 8

The Staten Island borough president, five years after Sandy

NEW YORK NONPROFIT MEDIA ... 36 What losing DACA would mean for Teach for America

WINNERS & LOSERS ... 42 Who was up and who was down last week

NICOLE MALLIOTAKIS Can the assemblywoman land any punches in the race for mayor?

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KEEP ON TURNIN’

5 big projects on Staten Island’s to-do list ... 10

The 25 behind-the-scenes movers and shakers you need to know ... 23


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CUOMO SPURNS DE BLASIO AT CORNELL TECH

TURNOUT FOR WHAT? The New York City primaries on Tuesday had few surprises and incredibly low turnout, with 14 percent of the city’s registered Democrats participating. Mayor Bill de Blasio easily won against several little-known competitors, including always-a-bridesmaid Sal Albanese. Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez will soon drop the “acting” from his title, as he coasted to victory in his race against five challengers. There were a few tight races in the City Council – Districts 1 and 8 still have yet to be called – but most expected winners prevailed. And several state lawmakers are heading home, with Assemblymen Francisco Moya and Mark Gjonaj and state Sen. Rubén Díaz Sr. winning their City Council races.

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After years of planning, the Cornell Tech campus opened on Roosevelt Island on Wednesday. The complex was built by Cornell University and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, which were awarded $100 million by the Bloomberg administration. Bloomberg attended the dedication, as did Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio. In his speech, the governor praised Bloomberg effusively and all but ignored de Blasio, and left the event before de Blasio spoke.

C&S: Your book, “Reclaiming Gotham,” argues that Bill de Blasio is implementing a progressive vision in New York City, but many of his critics aren’t convinced. How do you sell de Blasio as a progressive? JG: I’m not trying to sell Bill de Blasio, I’m trying to analyze him. The reality is, at the national and the state level, we are living under some of the most conservative and right-wing political leaders in modern times, if not all time, in the United States. For instance, Fiorello La Guardia, who was previously considered the most progressive mayor in the history of New York, at least had the benefit of FDR being in the White House and having enormous support at the federal level for any kind of the policies that he put forth. I believe that the current government of New York City is the most left-wing government the city has ever had. That doesn’t mean it is perfect, that doesn’t mean that there’s not

“Wife first – HIRAM’S A family man.” —TALEA WUFKA, a campaign worker for defeated New York City Council candidate Hiram Monserrate, on his priorities after losing the election, via the New York Post

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much room for improvement, but if you look at the entire context of where the city has been in the past, the fact that you have had the kinds of policies implemented over the last few years under this administration is, I believe, remarkable. C&S: Have de Blasio’s struggles in providing more affordable housing tarnished his reputation as a progressive? JG: I’ve been very critical of de Blasio on that. The reality is that so many people are flocking to New York City that even if de Blasio was to implement his 200,000 units over 10 years, it would not stop the huge crunch of, there’s not enough affordable housing being built. We need a massive housing program, and unfortunately de Blasio is not visionary enough to figure out how to get it done at this stage, but you’ve got to give him credit for at least trying.

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The Democratic establishment had a strong showing in upstate New York. Mayors Kathy Sheehan of Albany, Byron Brown of Buffalo and Lovely Warren of Rochester vanquished their opponents. In Syracuse, Juanita Perez Williams easily won the open Democratic primary for mayor. Steven McLaughlin won the GOP primary for Rensselaer County executive, despite explosive allegations that he had abused a female staffer.


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Battle of the Sexes Most of the favorites won their big primary races last week, including New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan and Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren. But despite a major push, one group that fell short as a whole was women running for the New York City Council. With two races too close to call – New York City Councilwoman Margaret Chin against community activist Christopher Marte, and Diana Ayala versus Assemblyman Robert Rodriguez – it appears that the maximum number of women in next year’s council will be 12, one fewer than the 13 currently serving. Here’s a quick look at how the races played out for all 12 women. MARGARET CHIN

HELEN ROSENTHAL

Had a 200-vote lead over Christopher Marte in her lower Manhattan district.

Beat Mel Wymore, who would have been the first transgender member of the council, with nearly two-thirds of the primary vote.

CARLINA RIVERA

KAREN KOSLOWITZ

Won the Democratic primary with nearly 61 percent of the vote, and is expected to succeed City Councilwoman Rosie Mendez in the general.

The incumbent had no Democratic primary challenger.

ADRIENNE ADAMS All but certain to replace former City Councilman Ruben Wills after her narrow Democratic primary victory. Was bolstered by an endorsement from Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

VANESSA GIBSON

The incumbent had no Democratic primary challenger.

DIANA AYALA Declared victory with a 122-vote lead over Assemblyman Robert Rodriguez, who has yet to concede in the contest for City Council Speaker Melissa MarkViverito’s seat.

Won the Democratic primary with an impressive 84 percent of the vote.

ELIZABETH CROWLEY Won with nearly 64 percent of the vote against Robert Holden, a neighborhood leader who raised concerns about Queens homeless shelters.

ALICKA AMPRYSAMUEL Won a nine-way Democratic primary with 31 percent of the vote, and will succeed City Councilwoman Darlene Mealy next year.

INEZ BARRON

DEBI ROSE

LAURIE CUMBO Won a contentious primary against Ede Fox, who made the race a referendum on the Bedford-Union Armory, and is expected to win re-election.

Fended off a challenge from Kamillah Hanks with more than 69 percent of the primary vote.


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‘GOING TO DO WHATEVER IT TAKES’ ON DACA

“Some of us will have to get arrested.” That was the sentiment expressed by one of several locally and nationally known Latino figures at different events during the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s conference last week in Washington, D.C., regarding the acts of civil disobedience in the nation’s capital. Reported DACA talks between President Donald Trump and U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi notwithstanding, the feeling is that “acts of civil disobedience in front of the White House must be carried out before Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations are over.” Two of the politically active Latino figures are not members of the CHCI, but have been lifelong supporters. “It’s been a long time since I’ve been handcuffed. But, I’ve got to let our jóvenes know we’re going to do whatever it takes.” Go viejos!

ADIÓS, HIRAM – AND A SIGH OF RELIEF There isn’t a member of the Democratic political establishment who’s not thrilled that Hiram Monserrate lost the Sept. 12 primary. And there are two wannabe New York City Council speakers who are breathing easier after the disgraced politician’s failed comeback. B&B confirmed that as many as four of the all-male roster of at least ocho speaker candidates would have asked Monserrate for his vote come January, if the behind-the-scenes race is as tight as many expect. I’m told that two did, in fact, let it be known that they would want to talk to Hiram right away if he had triumphed over Francisco Moya, who had all of the establishment support. I guess for some, becoming the next speaker is a by-any-means-necessary game. ¡Sucios! HIRAM MONSERRATE


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‘ME DIERON DURO,’ LAMENTS RUBÉN DÍAZ SR. RUBÉN DÍAZ SR.

A top Bronx bochinchero told B&B that while polemic state Sen. Rubén Díaz Sr.’s primary victory was convincing, he feels he was hit hard in the race. I’m not sure how a normal 74-year-old recovers from a wound like that. However, I hear Díaz is already saying this isn’t going to happen to him in four years, which can only mean that the brawler Díaz is recharging his jodonometro (ball-busting meter). His first test could be how the most viejo member of the municipal legislative body is going to handle the hotly contested speaker’s race. Will he go along with the Bronx County choice? Or will he give county Democratic Chairman Marcos Crespo – his political hijo – a hard time in the process?

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There is buzz among a few importante state Democrats who once again are bochinchando about state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli running for governor in 2018. They think that the likable comptroller could present a serious challenge to the increasingly isolated and irritable Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a Democratic primary. “Tom isn’t even entertaining the thought,” a close amigo of the popular state pol told B&B recently. Too bad for Democrats looking for a strong and significant change in Albany. I guess Tom really is too nice.

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IN JANUARY 2013, a few months after Superstorm Sandy decimated parts of Staten Island, Borough President Jimmy Oddo took a trip to New Orleans to learn from officials there who had to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina. He returned with the idea of acquisition for redevelopment, a voluntary program to buy people out of their homes and give them a “right of return” once a more consistent rebuilding and resiliency effort was completed. But the program never took off in New York, and he said his constituents – some of whom are only now returning to their homes – have suffered for it. Now, with Texas and Florida reeling from unprecedented destruction wreaked by hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Oddo says government officials still haven’t learned from the mistakes made in New York. Oddo joined the New York Slant podcast to discuss the long journey to recovery, the problem of permanent government, and whether or not he’d ever run for mayor. C&S: We’re coming up on the fifth anniversary of Superstorm Sandy. Are you satisfied with the pace and progress of the recovery effort? Are there a lot of homeowners still struggling to regain their footing? JO: There’s light at the end of the tunnel, and we should have everybody home by the end of this calendar year. We’re in the dozens of homes that have to be rebuilt at this point. Saddest, I know, there’s no victory lap, there’s nothing about this experience that was satisfactory. We made mistakes early – I’m talking within weeks of the storm. We repeated those mistakes, we compounded those mistakes, and by the time we really, as a city, got the recovery program fully in gear, we were so far down the rabbit hole, there were these cascading negative implications. I try to be real candid, not because I want to pick a fight with an ex-billionaire mayor – I did plenty of that when he was the mayor – but I don’t like that people put this at the foot of Amy Peterson, the head of Build It Back, or even at the feet of Bill de Blasio. Amy’s accountable, the mayor’s accountable, but if we start the clock during the last administration, we will forget the mistakes we made early on. And I think the biggest mistake we made, from Staten Island’s point of view is – and then-councilman Vinny Ignizio, my partner in the City Council, convinced me, and he was right, I was wrong, I didn’t want to go – that there was value to going to New Orleans, to talking to city and state officials who had experienced Katrina. Everything about that trip, everything they said, was prophetic, and one of the concepts we brought back was the Louisiana land trust: the idea for the city to buy this property, not eminent domain, not force anyone out, buy it, and then once we collected as

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cies that work for him, there is a problem. And I put this on him, because he’s the leader, he’s the boss.

much property as possible, develop it in a smart way. The community that I represented in the City Council didn’t really have a lot of infrastructure, didn’t have storm sewers, they were two and three and four feet below sea level. You needed to acquire as much property as possible, put in the infrastructure and be open to build new housing typology. And for all the lip service, and that’s what it was, the Bloomberg administration was never really interested in doing it. The de Blasio administration came in and never made it the prime focus of Sandy recovery. What that would’ve done was give people a chance to end this nightmare early, give them a chance to build anew somewhere else. One of the simple changes we need to make next time is time. We’ve got to be honest with people and let them know, “This is difficult and this is gonna take time.” Had we told Staten Islanders and New Yorkers, this is gonna be two years, three years, a four-year recovery, they would have made different choices. We need to streamline the whole process on the federal level.

C&S: Have you had this conversation …? JO: Oh, I absolutely have, over dinner. Oh yeah, he knows. And I’ll mention three letters that are the poster child for this, and that’s DDC, the Department of Design and Construction. DDC needs to be completely dismantled, reconfigured (with) new leadership and then you have to go agency by agency and address the construction process. Every day, we work – I have a great staff – we come up with good ideas, or we’re trying to advance an idea, and I run into a brick wall that is the permanent government. I see change between Bloomberg and the guy who ran the most virulent anti-Bloomberg campaign, but I’m still dealing with the same guy I dealt with 10 years ago. Too many of them, not all of them, too many of them are stale, they’re tired. I’m on a clock. I have a certain amount of days I sit in this office. But they will outlive me, they will outlive Bill de Blasio, and there’s no sense of urgency. That is my biggest frustration. So to get to long-term planning, you’ve got to go through them. And that’s running into that wall, every day, and you hope you move the wall by the end of the week an inch. You have to have leaders lead on every level, but there has to be accountability up and down the chain of command. The mayor’s got to be hands-on. He’s got to have very aggressive deputy mayors, the commissioners accountable to those deputy mayors, and all up and down that agency. There’s got to be a chain of command and accountability. That’s the only way that you push back against the bureaucracy. That’s the only way you push back against the status quo.

C&S: It’s got to be in the back of folks’ minds that this could happen again, right? So what’s being done on the mitigation side of things? Are there enough people looking beyond the next election cycle? JO: Picture me in a boxing ring, and I’m fighting a status quo in the permanent government, and their all agencies. I have a great relationship with his honor, I have a very good relationship with the mayor’s office. When I have a better relationship, and a more productive relationship, and a more responsive relationship with the mayor of the city of New York and his innermost team, than I have with the agen-

C&S: Jimmy, you’ve been in this game for so long, why didn’t you run for mayor? JO: I don’t want the job. I don’t want the job. A: My wife would divorce me within six months. B: Who would want this job in this climate? This is not the same climate when I started. This is not the same climate in terms of the media; it’s not the same climate in terms of the public. Who would want this job? I don’t. I wouldn’t want the job. I like to be in government to change government. Pile up the work, let me scream and curse in this room – just don’t have me have to cut any ribbons or meet people I don’t want to meet.


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STATEN ISLAND OFFICIALS ON FIVE ISSUES THEY’RE TACKLING NOW

ONE OF STATEN ISLAND’S nicknames is the “borough of parks,” and it’s an apt one. From the borough’s greenways to Freshkills Park, parks are a draw for tourists and a source of pride for local residents. But apart from the more than 10,000 acres of parkland and open space, there’s been a surge of much-needed development as well. Elected officials are pointing to a revitalized North Shore. Others point to bridge and roadway improvements, or new developments like a major film studio. Of course, local officials are facing serious challenges too, from the opioid epidemic to the need to make the island more resilient in the wake of major storms. To get up to speed on these and other key issues on Staten Island, we reached out to Staten Island Borough President Jimmy Oddo, Assembly members Michael Cusick and Ron Castorina, New York City Councilwoman Debi Rose and Richmond County District Attorney Michael McMahon.

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DEBI ROSE

The New York Wheel, which was announced by Mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2012 and approved by the New York City Council in 2013, was supposed to be the largest Ferris wheel in the world at around 630 feet. It has since been exceeded by the Ain Dubai Ferris wheel, which will reach 689 feet – and that’s assuming the New York City project comes to fruition. The Ferris wheel, which will be located in the St. George neighborhood on Staten Island, was supposed to be completed in 2016, but has been beset by delays in construction and legal issues. The delays by the project’s original designer and builder, Mammoet-Starneth LLC, led to millions of dollars in dam-

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MICHAEL CUSICK

Driving on Staten Island used to be synonymous with terrible traffic, but recent improvements to the borough’s infrastructure aim to reduce the congestion. In June, the first span of the new Goethals Bridge opened. Meanwhile, the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge introduced an HOV lane on the upper

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New York Wheel ages and lost revenue. After months of legal fights with the firm, New York Wheel fired Mammoet-Starneth in July, and is in talks to hire the American Bridge Co., the firm that built the High Roller Ferris wheel in Las Vegas and the new Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge. Despite the setbacks and turnover in the design team, New York City Councilwoman Debi Rose, who represents the area that includes the wheel, remains confident. She said she’s spoken to the developer and they remain committed to completing the wheel. Current projections estimate it will open in 2018. Rose has also been involved with the development of Empire Outlets, a mall and hotel slated to open in early 2018 that is also expected to attract visitors to the Staten Island waterfront. “I have worked for years to open up waterfront access on the North Shore, and both the New York Wheel and Empire Outlets will give residents new waterfront recreation opportunities,” she said.

level in June, and cashless tolling in July. Assemblyman Michael Cusick has long been an advocate for transportation improvements in Staten Island. He praised these new developments as well as the renovation of the Staten Island Expressway. “We don’t have a subway system like the other boroughs, so people do count on their cars as transportation, and express buses,” Cusick said. “These improvements that you see now that are happening on Staten Island, I think, will be significant improvements to commuting times for our residents.” The assemblyman also discussed the importance of Staten Island as a connector in the metropolitan area, and nonresidents who pass through during their travels contribute to the congestion. Traffic in other boroughs and in New Jersey can also have a negative effect on Staten Island’s thoroughfares. “A lot of the traffic issues that occur on bridges or on the expressway aren’t always due to something that’s happening on Staten Island, but may be happening on the (Brooklyn-Queens Expressway) or the Gowanus (Expressway), and it’s backing up all the way to the Verrazano Bridge – same goes for going towards Jersey,” Cusick said. He called the introduction of cashless tolling “a good tool” for easing this traffic, as it won’t force drivers to slow down at toll booths. The new Goethals Bridge, which connects Staten Island to New Jersey, is already making life easier – and safer – for commuters, and it hasn’t even been fully completed. A second span is set to open in 2018, when eastbound and westbound traffic will be divided. “The bridge now is just half of the project, and people feel more comfortable going over it, but when the other half is done, it’s going to be a fantastic trip for people,” Cusick said.


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After years of negotiations and delays, the state has finally sold the site of the former Arthur Kill Correctional Facility on Staten Island to Broadway Stages, a film and television production company. The deal between Empire State Development, a state agency, and Broadway Stages was finalized in August for $7 million. The company expects to invest another

Opioid crisis

So far in 2017, there have been 67 opioid overdose deaths and 133 nonfatal overdoses on Staten Island as of Sept. 6, according to statistics compiled by Richmond County District Attorney Michael McMahon’s office. “The overdose numbers show us that we’re still in the throes of a terrible epidemic here on Staten Island,” McMahon said, noting that mixing fentanyl with heroin is driving the overdose rate up. The statistics show a nearly 10 percent increase in overdose fatalities and more than four times the number of overdoses reversed by naloxone, the life-saving spray, as for the same period in 2016. A recent state Health Department report on opioid overdoses for all of 2016 tallied 251 outpatient visits and 88 hospitalizations for heroin, fentanyl or other opioid overdoses in the borough. Last year, City & State reported on the ongoing opioid epidemic on Staten Island, citing overdose data lags from the New York City Health Department and a lack of resources for law enforcement and treatment programs. The district attorney said recently that those issues had improved.

$20 million to build five soundstages. The project is expected to create more than 300 construction jobs and 1,300 permanent jobs when it is completed by the end of 2019. Assemblyman Rob Castorina, who represents the district that includes the former correctional facility, is pleased that the deal has finally gone through with the state comptroller’s stamp of approval. “We’re the borough of parks,” he said. “We have everything that you’d need to facilitate production.” Broadway Stages was selected to develop the land in 2014, but official sale of the property was denied last year, in part due to concerns over the ties between the company and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who was then under investigation for his political fundraising. The contract for the sale was resubmitted to state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli in May, and was approved last month. In addition to five soundstages, Broadway Stages has announced plans to build several studios on the property. The company will also maintain some of the original prison structure for film and television sets. Castorina said that this development would be welcomed by his constituents, as no one is “happy about a correctional facility in their backyard.” “This is really something that the community is excited about,” he said. “Not only for the economic benefit it brings.” To Castorina, this project represents the opportunity to “maintain the character of the community while doing development that makes sense.” “Hollywood East, here on Staten Island,” he said, predicting the transformation Broadway Stages will bring to the borough’s South Shore.

MICHAEL MCMAHON

In terms of data delays, what used take a year and a half to receive, now “only took a couple months.” In addition to faster reporting, the quality of the data is improving thanks to increased cooperation from the NYPD and hospital and emergency medical services. With help from various levels of government, the borough has cracked down on dealers, offered new opportunities for first-time offenders and started a grass-roots education campaign. McMahon touts moving the average jail sentence for repeat offenders from one to two years up to 10 to 12 years, after the opening of a new narcotics part of the Supreme Court.


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As the long, slow rebuilding process begins after the floods of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Staten Island Borough President Jimmy Oddo said government officials still need to learn from the critical mistakes made in New York in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. Nearly five years after Sandy made landfall, Oddo said Staten Island remains vulnerable. The Build It Back

homeowner rebuilding program is nearing completion, but work still remains to be done. And Staten Island, Texas, Florida and the country as a whole could benefit from a candid top-to-bottom review of the flaws in the government’s response to Sandy. “As horrifying as the images are coming out of Texas, it’s more heartbreaking to know that the disaster recovery mechanism in this country is still broken,” the borough president said in an interview with City & State. “I have had many Staten Islanders come up to me and say as bad as Sandy was, the ‘recovery’ has been worse.” Currently, Oddo said Staten Island is just as vulnerable as it was at the time of Sandy, with the “game-changer” being a planned Army Corps of Engineers seawall – propelled by U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer and Rep. Dan Donovan – likely to start construction in 2019. “That’s the real protection for a portion of the East Shore” he said. One of the most frequent targets for criticism in the wake of Sandy was the city’s often delayed efforts to rebuild homes damaged by the storm. “I think that’s one of the real takeaways that our friends in Texas will find in the coming months, there has to be a robust, experienced, effective case management process,” Oddo said. “It did not exist with Rapid Repairs, the city swore they would get it right on Build It Back, they did not.”

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NICOLE MALLIOTAKIS IS THE GOP’S BEST HOPE TO KNOCK OUT BILL de BLASIO.

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BUT CAN THE UNDERDOG LAND MORE THAN A FEW PUNCHES AGAINST THE REIGNING CHAMPION?

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AYOR BILL DE BLASIO’S entourage rolled by like a tank. They’ve been marching in parades for a long time, and this year’s Dominican Day Parade in Manhattan was nothing out of the ordinary. There was the banner, in front and perfectly centered: “Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio.” Then there was a second banner behind that one, specific to the parade: “Mayor Bill de Blasio celebrates Dominican heritage.” The flags the group waved matched the ones held by the crowd that pressed against the barricades lining Sixth Avenue. De Blasio’s team was loud and proud. This was their city. Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis stood off to one side with her own group of about two dozen supporters, watching de Blasio walk by – his group tripled the size of hers – with all the pomp and bombast of a prizefighter entering the ring. Her group had been ushered to the side of the road, told to wait while the mayor and a few other groups walked by before she could enter the parade. There must be distance between them – after all, she’s the Republican mayoral candidate in an overwhelmingly Democratic city, taking on the Democratic incumbent in the November election. Malliotakis faces long odds in a sleepy mayoral race, but she’s framing herself as the clear alternative to de Blasio, who has more than his share of critics in this most outspoken of cities. Everything would have to go right for the Republican assemblywoman to win, but she’s hoping enough discontented voters will pull the lever for a fresh face – if they ever get to know her. As de Blasio’s parade contingent passed, some of Malliotakis’ supporters jeered. “You’re outta here, sucker!” shouted one, with an outstretched thumbs down. Malliotakis herself smiled at the mayor and waved. De Blasio studiously avoided looking in her direction.

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She’d seen it before. Just minutes before, actually. While the groups were getting into position before the parade, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and a dozen or so elected officials all walked past Malliotakis. It was crowded, and most passed within a few yards of her, including some of her colleagues in the Assembly, like Marcos Crespo. Malliotakis stood calmly and smiled as they passed. Not one acknowledged her. And she saw it again, later in the parade, as her group passed the platform where the parade organizers sat. Marching groups were announced to the crowd – but not hers. An official walked up, checking a clipboard. Looks were exchanged from the platform to the marchers in the street. No announcement was made. Music played as the Malliotakis group marched on. Malliotakis shrugged with a smile. “They don’t know what to do!” NEW YORK HAS had Republican mayors and young mayors, mayors who served in the state Legislature and unmarried mayors. But never has the city had a mayor who was all of these things at the same time. De Blasio may have felt new, but the city has been led by a tall white progressive before, and an Italian Brooklynite has lived in Gracie Mansion. De Blasio’s not even the first mayor to have a black wife (here’s looking at you, Joyce Dinkins). De Blasio has the progressive résumé, but in a time when identity politics are at the forefront of discussion, and in a city

where identity politics has elected mayors for generations, it’s hard not to talk about Malliotakis’ identity. Malliotakis was born on Veterans Day in 1980, the only child of a Greek immigrant father and a Cuban immigrant mother. She’s lived on Staten Island her whole life, and currently resides with her parents in a home in Bay Terrace, a middle-class neighborhood of detached homes, halfway down the borough’s eastern shore. More than 18 miles from Gracie Mansion, it’s not literally the farthest place in the city from the mayor’s residence, but it sure feels like it. Malliotakis got into Republican politics early, volunteering on campaigns and serving as an aide for both state Sen. John Marchi and Gov. George Pataki, but she’s worked in the private sector too. After college at Seton Hall University in New Jersey, she worked for a nonprofit community theater. And after getting an MBA from Staten Island’s own Wagner College, she worked four years as a public affairs manager for Con Edison. In 2010, she challenged two-term incumbent Democrat Janele Hyer-Spencer for her Assembly seat and won, at the age of 29. She’s been in the seat ever since, easily winning re-election in 2012 and 2014, and running unopposed in 2016. If Malliotakis were to beat de Blasio, she would be New York City’s first female mayor. She would be the first mayor from Staten Island, the city’s least populous borough. At age 36, she would be the city’s

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third-youngest mayor. And – with the possible exception of mayor John Purroy Mitchel 100 years ago, whose grandfather was a Venezuelan-born diplomat – she would be the first Hispanic mayor. Despite all these potential historic firsts, Malliotakis doesn’t really talk about it. Her speeches generally avoid discussing gender or race, and she rarely mentions her identity without being asked. Her first television ad is all about her legislative record – set in a boxing gym, while the candidate straps on the gloves she wore in the boxing fitness classes she used to take in Albany. “She’s being true to her ideology. Identity politics is not a part of what she believes,” said Assemblyman Ron Castorina, chairman of the Staten Island GOP. But, he admits, it’s still a big deal. “Who she is … it would be historic, and should be celebrated.” Ruth Messinger, the only previous woman to win a major party nomination for New York City mayor, said that Malliotakis is “wisely running as who she is, and what she wants to do in the city, and not just running around saying, ‘I’m a woman, I’m a woman, I’m a woman.’” Messinger, a Democrat who lost the 1997 race to Rudy Giuliani, said voters will notice anyway. “You don’t have to announce that you’re the woman candidate or you’re the candidate of color or you’re the Latino candidate because people know that,” she said. “It doesn’t mean you should never mention that, but it means that you don’t really need to talk about it that much.” Malliotakis has occasionally tripped when talking about identity. At the New York Caribbean Carnival Parade in Brooklyn, she tweeted a picture of herself holding the Puerto Rican flag and calling it the Cuban flag. It was deleted quickly, and the mistake was blamed on an aide, but not before the Puerto Rican-born Mark-Viverito drew attention to it. And talking about de Blasio’s lack of verbal support for keeping the Christopher Columbus monument in Manhattan, Malliotakis said he “should go back to using his birth name of Warren Wilhelm because he obviously doesn’t have the heart and soul of an Italian.” De Blasio, who had an alcoholic, absentee father, changed his name as a young adult, and the de Blasio campaign called Malliotakis’ comment “a vile remark” and an example of “Trump-style campaigning.” But on the campaign trail, her identity can set her apart. On T-shirts made by supporters, the classic “WW” Wonder Woman logo is flipped to become an “MM” – Malliotakis for mayor. It’s a good match for her Wonder Woman iPhone case.

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A SHORT HISTORY OF STATEN ISLAND’S MAYORAL CANDIDATES In spite of a few failed votes to change the fact, Staten Island has been a part of New York City since 1898. But the borough has never produced a mayor – and rarely even produced a candidate. That’s mainly a size issue, said Richard Flanagan, a political science professor at the College of Staten Island. The borough’s population was so small until the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge opened in 1964 “that it didn’t really register.” Even now, the borough of 476,000 makes up just 6 percent of the city’s population. Who has run? John Marchi “was the real deal,” Flanagan said. “He was probably the most powerful politician of the 20th century on Staten Island,” serving in the state Senate for 50 years. He ran for mayor in 1969, defeating the incumbent John Lindsay in the Republican primary. But Lindsay ran on the Liberal Party line in the general and beat Marchi in a three-way race. Marchi ran again in 1973, but finished a distant second to Democrat Abe Beame in a four-way race. The 2017 race features lifelong Staten Islander Nicole Malliotakis, but also a recent transplant, Reform Party candidate Sal Albanese, who spent most of his life in Brooklyn. Flanagan expects the candidate boom to continue, since most of the city’s few Republican elected officials are from Staten Island. In particular, his eye is on City Councilman Joe Borelli, who “has (a) pretty prominent presence in party politics.” Could we see a Mayor Malliotakis? “De Blasio is such a colossus,” Flanagan said. “I just think it’s an impossible task.”

FROM LEFT, MAYORAL CANDIDATE MARIO PROCACCINO, MAYOR JOHN LINDSAY AND STATE SEN. JOHN MARCHI DEBATE THE ISSUES ON OCT. 1, 1969.

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And while her Spanish may not be strong enough to explain her policy positions well, she could share a basic pitch with a supporter at the Dominican Day Parade. “Quiero ser la primera mujer alcalde” – I want to be the first female mayor. When asked directly if she thinks about being the first female mayor, she immediately said no, then acquiesced. “I think it’s exciting! And I think it’s past due, quite frankly,” she said. “For a city that claims to be so progressive, that we haven’t had a female mayor is quite disappointing.” Malliotakis said she remembers, as a 16-year-old, watching Messinger run for mayor. “No one remembers who ran against Rudy Giuliani that year. I remember that!” she said, laughing. “Because it was a woman who was running.”

she voted for Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton makes it a little less warm and fuzzy than it might have been otherwise.”

Malliotakis hopes she can be a similar inspiration: “I hope to be the first woman mayor, but even if I don’t, I hope that me being in this election and running this campaign just gives young girls a feeling that they can do anything that they want to do.” Messinger, who also served in the New York City Council and as Manhattan borough president, admits she was flattered that Malliotakis made the connection. “I would point out,” she said, “that the fact that

and that proposed changes to health care policy and a plan to eliminate certain federal tax deductions would hurt New York City. Malliotakis has gotten frustrated with reporters asking about Trump, bristling when asked about Trump’s controversial statement about white nationalist marchers in Charlottesville, Virginia. “I’m not him so why are you trying to attribute his comments to me?” she asked. But she understands the mayor’s ploy.

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THE DE BLASIO CAMPAIGN is hoping that connection to Trump is her downfall, and he takes every opportunity to emphasize it. The campaign has fundraised off of a photo of Malliotakis and Trump in a 2013 meeting, and has called her a “Trump acolyte” in campaign literature. While Malliotakis said she doesn’t regret voting for Trump – “You need somebody to shake up the status quo” – she shies away from any comparisons, calling de Blasio’s efforts to paint her as an ally “ridiculous.” She’s careful to note she has disagreements with the president, saying immigration policy needs reform,

“If I had (de Blasio’s) lousy record,” she said, “I would of course be deflecting to the guy who has 18 percent favorability in the city. But the reality is, people know I was the state chair for Marco Rubio.” The mayoral election isn’t about Trump, she says in an oft-repeated line. “It’s about transit, traffic and trash.” A spokesman for the de Blasio campaign knocked off a list of accomplishments in response, saying the mayor has expanded pre-K for 3- and 4-year-olds, crime is a record low and jobs are at a record high. “That is the mayor’s record, and it is one that New Yorkers are rallying around,” the spokesman said.

nomination. She declared her candidacy in April after another Republican candidate, Paul Massey Jr., had already been a declared candidate for nine months and had a war chest of more than $4 million. But the real estate executive unexpectedly dropped out of the race in June, blaming the extraordinary cost of challenging an incumbent. Other longshot candidates failed to make the ballot, and Malliotakis avoided a September primary.


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But even as the lone Republican on the ballot, she has failed to win over all of the party’s few elected officials in the city. While Staten Island City Councilman Steven Matteo endorsed her candidacy early, fellow Staten Island City Councilman Joe Borelli, who declined to comment for this article, has been lukewarm on her candidacy, and wouldn’t name a single accomplishment of hers when asked by the Staten Island Advance. The other Republican in the City Council, Eric Ulrich of Queens, felt like Malliotakis’ socially conservative positions are too far outside of the mainstream in New York City. Malliotakis voted against legalizing same-sex marriage in 2011, and has voted against GENDA, a bill that would expand protections for transgender New Yorkers. She also voted against a bill that would block the state from ever prohibiting access to abortion services, and called on de Blasio to end his “sanctuary city” policy for undocumented immigrants. Malliotakis has since moderated some of her views, saying she regrets her vote on same-sex marriage, and that she would merely limit the existing sanctuary city policy, but Ulrich remains unconvinced. “I think that, while those views jibe pretty well for people in her district and on Staten Island, they don’t reflect the mainstream views of the majority of New Yorkers.” Ulrich cited the city’s demographics. “With a massive Democratic voter enrollment advantage, I don’t know that Nicole appeals to Democratic voters that elected Mike Bloomberg and Rudy Giuliani,” he said. Instead of Malliotakis, Ulrich is backing Bo Dietl, the private eye and political gadfly who’s running an independent bid for mayor on the “Dump de Blasio” ballot line. Dietl, a showman who’s known for his direct language, has called on Malliotakis to drop out, fearing the two will split the anti-de Blasio vote. Malliotakis is also lagging in fundraising. As of Aug. 28, she had only raised under $500,000, but her campaign said it expects to qualify for matching funds at the next filing deadline, which would substantially increase her resources. Still, whatever she raises will be a pittance compared to the nearly $8 million raked in by de Blasio. She is also currently short of Dietl, whose nearly $900,000 in campaign contributions are expected to qualify him for the Oct. 10 debate hosted by the New York City Campaign Finance Board.

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But Malliotakis’ biggest challenge is unseating an incumbent Democrat in one of the bluest cities in the country. Among active voters in New York City, Democrats outnumber Republicans by more than 6 to 1. “Right now, it doesn’t seem like anybody has a chance to beat de Blasio, whether they’re a Republican or Democrat,” said Joseph P. Viteritti, a professor of public policy at Hunter College and author of a recent biography about de Blasio. And Malliotakis in particular has a tough case to make. “She’s got the baggage of Donald Trump to carry with her among a New York electorate,” he said, “which is a pretty heavy burden.” Viteritti said a Republican could only win the city if their name recognition were great enough to overcome party identity, but there, Malliotakis has struggled. A July 31 Quinnipiac University poll found that 78 percent of voters hadn’t heard enough about her to form an opinion. In a head-to-head matchup with the mayor, voters picked de Blasio 57 percent to 22 percent. But still, Malliotakis soldiers on with a crowded campaign schedule, trying to win over the 46 percent of voters who don’t think de Blasio deserves re-election. The weekend after Labor Day, she campaigned at seven events: at least one in each borough, with two in Manhattan and Queens. And she said she’s finding fans wherever she goes. “I thought Staten Island was disenchanted with this mayor? You should go to Queens.” Malliotakis lacks the easy charisma of Giuliani and the headline-grabbing spontaneity of Trump, but her campaign has landed some punches. She appeared on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” in September, tailoring her pitch to the national audience. “We are in a position to win this election and make de Blasio a one-term mayor and stop his plans to run for president in 2020,” she said. (De Blasio has denied any plans, despite rumors he was putting out feelers.) Malliotakis has seized on other headlines too, holding a press conference outside a subway station and calling on de Blasio to direct more city funding to the much-maligned subway system. After a New York Post story said de Blasio often took midday naps, she got some great photos offering the mayor a Red Bull. And she stood on the steps of City Hall with a clock counting up from the time that de Blasio first promised to provide a list of donors who did not receive favors.

The clock continues to run on her website, since the essay the mayor published didn’t name a single contributor or project. Malliotakis is looking to the last time a Republican defeated a Democratic incumbent, and borrowing from Giuliani’s 1993 playbook. She’s focusing heavily on quality-of-life issues, and constantly decrying the mayor’s poor management of the homeless population and lack of enforcement on “aggressive panhandlers.” Although crime overall is at a historic low in the city, Malliotakis often focuses on sex crimes in particular, which have gone up during de Blasio’s tenure – although some advocates attribute that to an increase in victims reporting those crimes. “It seems like the media and the mayor want to say we’re all safe, but you know, women, in the city, are not,” Malliotakis said. AT THE New York Caribbean Carnival Parade in Brooklyn, the Malliotakis campaign was looking more professional. Gone was the generic “Malliotakis for Mayor” banner from the Dominican Day Parade the previous month. A special “Caribbeans for Nicole Malliotakis for Mayor” banner took its place, festooned with flags of the region. Her team was bigger, joined by the Republican candidates for public advocate, J.C. Polanco, and comptroller, Michel Faulkner, as volunteers handed out posters to the crowd. Malliotakis was relatively quiet, mostly sticking to walking and waving, which she blamed on a cold. But her excitement was palpable whenever she saw a rare Cuban flag in the crowd, inevitably getting her to jog to the barricade and start a conversation. The parade, held every Labor Day, is the city’s biggest and probably the single best chance she’ll have to be seen by voters before Election Day. The Republican group was conservative even in marching, and lacked speakers blasting music that gives the parade its Caribbean flavor. A supporter did his best to excite the crowd, shouting into a loudspeaker, “Forget de Blasio!” and “Let’s give a woman a shot at City Hall!” Her group had once again been placed far behind de Blasio, and with two months to go until the election, her bid felt like just as much of a long shot as ever, but one thing had improved. As the 2017 Republican nominee for mayor of New York City passed the cameras, the officials and the stage, her name was announced to the crowd.


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When local officials tout an era of new development, it’s due to private sector developers. When politicians praise the expanding tourism sector, the economic benefits are the result of hard work by business and nonprofit leaders. And when lawmakers point to the thriving local economy, major employers like hospitals and institutions of higher education are creating the new jobs. Many of the individuals who carry out these tasks behind the scenes are not elected, but they are often just as powerful as the officials that are voted into office. In this issue, we identify some of these key players in Staten Island – the Influentials. You’ll meet top labor chiefs, business executives and leaders of top-notch academic institutions. In the following pages, we recognize their efforts and their achievements.


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RICH MARIN President and CEO, New York Wheel

New York City has one of the world’s most recognizable skylines, and Rich Marin is about to reshape it – not with another skyscraper, but with a giant observation wheel projected to be completed next year. Marin’s New York Wheel has been on again, off again since 2012, reportedly because of clashes between developers, designers and contractors. But lately there has been renewed optimism that it will be built, anchoring of a series of new developments on Staten Island’s North Shore. Marin, who previously worked at Bear Stearns and at several real estate investment firms, is involved in a handful of other development projects near the site, and works for a investment company that specializes in observation wheel developments.

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Regional Manager, Richmond County Savings Bank

Senior Adviser, Brown & Weinraub

Gail Castellano is a top official at New York Community Bank, which has long had a major role in Staten Island through its Richmond County Savings Bank affiliates in the borough. Castellano has been in the business for nearly a quarter century, rising from entry-level position to her current executive post. She now oversees 20 branches, 200 employees and deposits of more than $1.7 billion, which has grown significantly under her leadership. With $48.3 billion in assets, the bank as a whole is near the top of the heap when it comes to regional banks, but still slightly below the “too big to fail” threshold of $50 billion.

For 12 years, Denis Hughes was president of New York’s AFL-CIO, a federation of labor unions boasting 2.5 million members. He was instrumental in raising the state’s minimum wage in the mid-2000s and pushed workers’ compensation reform. He also chaired the board at the New York Federal Reserve and served as commissioner of the New York State Insurance Fund. Now Hughes is a senior adviser at one of the state’s top lobbying shops, Brown & Weinraub. He has been on several of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s special commissions and task forces. And with a seat on the New York Works Task Force, Hughes is in some ways continuing what he did as a union leader: fighting the exploitation of workers.


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GLEN CUTRONA

Executive Project Manager, Riverside Galleria

Chairman, Staten Island Chamber of Commerce

Much of Staten Island’s recent development has been concentrated on the North Shore, near the ferry. With the Riverside Galleria project, Robert Konig is balancing the scales. Or maybe trying to shift the center of gravity closer to his home base of Hackensack, New Jersey. The latest retail trends, notably Amazon’s expansion into the physical world, suggest brick-and-mortar stores are far from dead. Consumers are seeking offline experiences that include going to restaurants and the movies. Konig’s project is poised to take advantage. Outside of his real estate development projects, Konig is on the board of an experimental energy company, serves as general counsel for a home health care company and does pro bono legal work for Holocaust survivors.

In his work as an architect, Glen Cutrona has helped change the way Staten Island looks, and has received awards for three of his Staten Island buildings, including the Alphabet Academy in Prince’s Bay. But it is Cutrona’s work behind the scenes in the Staten Island business community that makes him so influential. As the chairman of the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce, he sits at the head of the borough’s largest business group. The chamber weighs in on policy issues on behalf of its members, such as overtime rules, street vendor regulations and public transit. It also picks a handful of business leaders to receive awards at an annual breakfast.

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EDUCATION & HEALTH CARE

SEYMOUR LACHMAN Dean Emeritus, Wagner College’s Hugh L. Carey Institute for Government Reform

Albany is dysfunctional and corrupt, according to Wagner College professor Seymour Lachman. But Lachman is not just another professor in an ivory tower, sheltered from the gritty realities of government. He experienced it first hand, spending 10 years as a state senator. Now, as dean emeritus of Wagner College’s Hugh L. Carey Institute for Government Reform, he is railing against state government and advocating for a new state constitution that distributes power more widely. He has been at that institute since its 2008 founding, and is also a member of the college’s board of trustees. Lachman has been trying to bring his message to the people with four books on New York politics, including his most recent book, “Failed State.”

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JAMES O’KEEFE

Executive Director of Institutional Advancement, College of Staten Island

Vice Provost, St. John’s University’s Staten Island Campus

Cheryl Adolph spent 12 years at the Staten Island Museum, including a turn as chief operating officer and a three-month period as its director in 2016, before pivoting to fundraising for the College of Staten Island. Adolph also had served as the museum’s interim president and CEO after the death of Elizabeth Egbert. Now, leading the institutional advancement office of the College of Staten Island, the local branch of the City University of New York, Adolph carries out the critical work of connecting the college to foundations, government institutions and major donors. In April, Adolph was named a Woman of Distinction by the South Shore Rotary Club.

After two years as a top deputy at the New York City Police Department under then-Commissioner Ray Kelly, James O’Keefe returned to his alma mater, St. John’s University, to help stabilize its Staten Island campus, which had been rumored to be closing amid declining enrollment. O’Keefe isn’t just an ex-cop. He holds a doctorate in criminal justice and had been a tenured associate professor before he took a leave of absence to work for the city. He has been back on campus for two and a half years, and has been instrumental in the college’s partnership with the Ralph McKee Career and Technical High School to ensure high school graduates are ready for college, and helping students find majors that will prepare them for careers.


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LOU TOBACCO

DANIEL MESSINA

Associate Executive Director of Government Affairs, Staten Island University Hospital

President and CEO, Richmond University Medical Center

Lou Tobacco has now been working for the Staten Island University Hospital almost as long as he was in the Assembly. He landed a job with the hospital’s surgical business development almost five years ago, and has risen to associate executive director of government affairs. The hospital is a 714-bed teaching hospital on Staten Island with several specialty units, and is the borough’s largest employer. Tobacco has worked in health care before, spending 15 years in pharmaceutical sales for companies like Novartis and Pfizer. In the Assembly, Tobacco was the ranking member of the health committee. Today, he also sits on the board of the Staten Island Economic Development Corp., which advocates for development in the borough.

Nearly every profile of Daniel Messina points out that he was born and raised in Staten Island. And there have been quite a few profiles written since Messina was named president and CEO of Richmond University Medical Center. The 470-bed teaching hospital, a Mount Sinai Hospital affiliate with a Level 1 trauma center, is growing under Messina’s leadership. A new cardiac rehabilitation center, the borough’s first, was announced in August. In May, Messina was elected to the board of governors of the Greater New York Hospital Association, a trade group for hospitals in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Rhode Island.

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DEBRA PENNY Trustee, Teachers’ Retirement Board

Debra Penny was the United Federation of Teachers’ borough representative for five years until Sept. 1. As the borough’s representative, she served as a bridge between school union chapters and the citywide union, which is one of the most influential organized labor groups in New York. Penny is also one of seven trustees on the Teachers’ Retirement Board. That body oversees the pensions of 200,000 New York City teachers. She was elected in 2016 to serve a three-year term. Among the issues that the lifelong Staten Islander focused on as a representative of UFT was keeping the pension system solvent and protecting the retirement benefits of the city’s teachers.

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JAMES HANLEY

International President, Amalgamated Transit Union

Former Commissioner, New York City Office of Labor Relations

Larry Hanley started driving a bus, and joined the Amalgamated Transit Union, when he was 21. Two years later, he was involved in his first strike, the 1980 action that stopped buses and subways for 11 days. Hanley climbed the ranks in his local union, and in 1987 became the youngest person elected its president. A savvy political operator, he ran David Dinkins’ 1989 campaign in Staten Island, and worked with other unions in the borough to get labor union members into elected office, changing the character of the Staten Island Democratic Party. As international president, Hanley travels to other cities to advocate on behalf of their bus and train operators, and to speak out against right-to-work laws.

James Hanley retired in 2014 after a long and storied career as one of the most influential figures in the world of New York City organized labor. Hanley, who was replaced by Bob Linn when Mayor Bill de Blasio took office, served in New York City government for more than four decades. The Staten Islander, who worked in construction early on in his career, rose to become the top labor official in the city. He negotiated countless contracts with the city’s public sector unions. While he was on the other side of the negotiating table with union leaders, he often won their respect with his encyclopedic knowledge.


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JAMES STOLPINSKI

MARK CANNIZZARO

President, Local 920, International Longshoremen’s Association

President, Council of School Supervisors & Administrators

James Stolpinski has been a longshoreman since he was 18. Now 65, he has traded the port for an office, and expanded his territory significantly. Not only is he president of Local 920, the Staten Island chapter of the International Longshoremen’s Union, he is also the secretary-treasurer of the Atlantic Coast District. That turf includes ports from Maine to Virginia, Great Lakes ports in the U.S. and Canada, the Atlantic coast of Canada, major American rivers and the ports of Puerto Rico. But Stolpinski has hardly abandoned Staten Island. Stolpinski has been a vocal supporter of James Oddo, first when Oddo was a city councilman, and then in his successful 2014 bid to become Staten Island borough president.

Don’t let the suit and tie fool you: Mark Cannizzaro started his career as a physical education teacher at Totten Intermediate School. He was quickly promoted to assistant principal, and then became a principal at Paulo Intermediate School. He became president of the union on Sept. 1, but he is not new to union work. He became active in the Council of School Supervisors & Administrators in 2006, and has been on the executive board since 2012. Cannizzaro worked closely with former union president Ernest Logan on the last round of contract negotiations in 2014. The pair was able to secure pay raises for the 6,000 public school principals and administrators they represented.

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BETSY DUBOVSKY Executive Director, The Staten Island Foundation

If The Staten Island Foundation were a person, it wouldn’t be quite old enough to drink. Betsy Dubovsky has been the executive director of the foundation for nearly all of its young life, coming aboard less than a year after the foundation was created in 1997. The foundation funds organizations focused on education, health, community services and the arts. After Superstorm Sandy, the foundation raised and distributed $2 million for local recovery, with the majority of that funding coming from the Red Cross. In less than 20 years, Dubovsky has build a powerful organization with more than $70 million in assets and a board that includes a member of the New York City Planning Commission and Richmond County’s former chief assistant district attorney.

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JOSEPH TORNELLO

President, Staten Island NAACP

President and CEO, Meals on Wheels of Staten Island

Now that the Civilian Complaint Review Board, New York City’s oversight body for the NYPD, has recommended discipline for the officer accused of killing Eric Garner by using an illegal chokehold, Staten Island NAACP President Edward Josey must be feeling some validation. Josey was outspoken in the wake of the incident, calling Garner’s death a “modern-day lynching.” That phrase reverberated across the nation, and is emblematic of the police killings in recent years. The civil rights leader has also advocated for more substantial changes, including an examination of the use of police chokeholds. In 2014, the state NAACP honored Josey for his advocacy on Staten Island.

As the president and CEO of Meals on Wheels of Staten Island, Joseph Tornello faces an uncertain future. President Donald Trump proposed eliminating Community Development Block Grants in his March budget and federal funds that pay for services for older people have also been threatened with cuts. But the program is critically important. It is responsible for delivering two hot meals every day to some 1,100 elderly and homebound Staten Islanders by 400 volunteers. Tornello’s Staten Island branch also receives funding from several city and state offices, as well as the United Way and the borough president’s office, if those federal funds dry up. Tornello also has members of the New York City Council on his donor roster.


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GINA BIANCARDI

Executive Director, Camelot

Founder and President, The Italian Cultural Foundation

Luke Nasta has seen waves of heroin wash up on Staten Island. Once an addict himself, Nasta now runs Camelot, a chain of residential drug treatment centers, with outposts in every borough except Brooklyn. He has directed the organization for more than 40 years. Last November, Nasta announced a new outpatient program. This course of treatment would use suboxone, a medication containing buprenorphine and naloxone, to ease withdrawal symptoms. Amid this most recent wave of heroin and fentanyl overdoses, Nasta has been a vocal critic of the government’s lackluster response. “We are in the midst of a declared epidemic we are not responding to adequately,” he said in testimony before the Assembly in 2014. “This is negligence.”

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In 2007, a passerby on Howard Avenue would have seen a forbidding hedge and the peak of a terra-cotta roof. But under Gina Biancardi’s leadership, the view has been transformed into Casa Belvedere, the home of Staten Island’s Italian Cultural Foundation. The name translates to “house with a beautiful view,” and Biancardi is working to make it more beautiful inside. Many have pitched in to bring Biancardi’s vision to life, but the foundation is still waiting on $1.7 million from New York City and is seeking to raise another $3 million as well. With the restoration ongoing, the house has become an asset as a site for the foundation’s fundraising events. Today, the house hosts educational programs to preserve and promote Italian language, heritage and culture.

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WILL SMITH President and Operating Partner, Staten Island Yankees

Will Smith can claim at least partial credit for getting over 2,000 Staten Islanders out of the house and into a ballpark several times each week in the summer. But those numbers aren’t what they used to be, as attendance is down 60 percent as compared to 2010. Smith came to Staten Island just over two years ago. He has run two other minor league teams since 2000, including another Yankee affiliate in the Trenton Thunder. As attendance flags, Smith is exploring a rebranding to turn the team around and help attendance pick up. Another possibility? Keeping ticket prices low, within reach of more Staten Islanders, Smith has said, and mobilizing a sales team to make sure the borough and the ball club feel close.

DOREEN CUGNO

AILEEN FUCHS

President and CEO, St. George Theatre

President and CEO, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden

Were it not for Doreen Cugno, the St. George Theatre might have been reduced to rubble. The nearly 90-year-old building was nearly demolished in 2004, after it stopped being a movie theater in 1978 and decades of troubled owners followed. But Cugno, along with her sister Luanne Sorrentino and her mother Rosemary Cappozalo, stepped in and transformed the building into a performance venue. Since it reopened, the theater has hosted performers like Jerry Seinfeld and Garrison Keillor. The theater closed for a $5.2 million renovation over the summer, funded by the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office and Borough President James Oddo. But the theater will reopen soon for its fall season: there is a concert scheduled for Sept. 23.

One of Staten Island’s flagship tourist attractions got a new leader this summer in Aileen Fuchs. Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden has come a long way since its founding in 1801 as a home for retired sailors. Social Security and Medicaid to support the elderly made Snug Harbor obsolete, but it found new life as a cultural institution since the city purchased the estate in the 1970s. Fuchs has been nearly as versatile. She has worked on projects at the New York Historical Society, The President’s House in Philadelphia and the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Most recently, she managed exhibitions and programming for the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corp., part of an effort to redevelop the former shipyard into an industrial enclave.


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DAVID BUSINELLI

LINDA DIANTO

Chairman, Staten Island Museum

Executive Director, National Lighthouse Museum

As chairman of the board of trustees, David Businelli has been instrumental in keeping the wheels on through a tumultuous period for the Staten Island Museum, beginning his tenure as chairman in the summer of 2016. The Staten Island Museum is closing its building near the ferry, a 1918 building with dioramas of stuffed birds, insects and arrowheads. The new campus in Snug Harbor, a $24.4 million, 18,000-square-foot building, could change the museum’s image. The new museum focuses on the museum’s substantial art collection, which includes objects from ancient Greece and Rome and contemporary drawing by local artists. In his day job as an architect, Businelli specializes in “residential architecture in the semi-urban areas of New York City.”

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The National Lighthouse Museum opened in August 2015 after years struggling to raise money. After its board of directors had dissolved and its nonprofit status was uncertain in 2010, Linda Dianto took the reins of the organization and brought it back from the brink of collapse. Today, the museum brings visitors on boat tours of lighthouses around Staten Island, and collects objects and documents about the history of American lighthouses. Dianto has raised $5.7 million for the museum. For her dedication to the museum, the Staten Island Advance named her one of its 2017 Women of Achievement. She has also been an adjunct professor at Kingsborough Community College, and has worked as a fundraising consultant for other organizations in New York.

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TEACH FOR AMERICA PLACES NEW TEACHERS IN DISTRICTS WHERE THERE’S A SHORTAGE OF QUALIFIED EDUCATORS.

Teach for America New York Director Charissa Fernández on DACA, this year’s corps and teacher training

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EACH FOR AMERICA may be one of the most well-known education nonprofits. The national group recruits new teachers and places them in districts where there’s a shortage of qualified educators. New York Executive Director Charissa Fernández spoke with New York Nonprofit Media’s Dan Rosenblum about this year’s corps and what ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program means for her organization. This interview has been edited and condensed. For the full interview, listen to the podcast at nynmedia.com. NYN: Most people probably know what Teach for America looks like, but what

is its profile in New York City? Where are educators placed? CF: That has changed over the years as the landscape in New York City education has changed. This year, we are bringing in approximately 265 new teachers and we have a total of 440 first- and second-year teachers who are working in schools in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan. They tend to be concentrated in the neighborhoods where there is the most educational inequity. So, we have a lot of our teachers in the South Bronx – in Mott Haven and Hunts Point. We have a lot of teachers in East and Central Harlem and Washington Heights. And then in Brooklyn, we’re very heavily in Bed-Stuy, Crown Heights, East New York, Brownsville and Ocean Hill.

And they are working in all types of schools. The majority of them are in traditional district schools – about 55 percent – about 35 percent this year will be in charter schools, and 10 percent are in community-based organizations teaching pre-K. NYN: Has the outcome of the presidential election driven recruitment? CF: We don’t have any measurable evidence that the election made a difference in our recruitment. What we do know is that the election has made a difference in the lives of the students we serve. We work with with the most vulnerable students in our society, in our country, and the election has definitely had an impact on their day-to-day lives.

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NYN: President Donald Trump’s administration has moved to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Some of those DACA recipients have taught in the corps and make up some of the students in city schools. How does that affect your organization? CF: Teach for America came out in support of the DREAM Act and then started recruiting DACA corps members back in 2013. And so we have close to 200 people who have participated in the program around the country over the past five years, including here in New York. So it’s devastating for that group of people, but beyond that, for all of the students for who they’re serving. So it’s more than 10,000 students in 11 states who have benefited from these DACA corps members, and there is an immense amount of uncertainty for them now and we have every intention to continue to fight for the rights of this group of immigrants to this country to continue to contribute to our country. NYN: How are you going to advocate for DACA? CF: A number of very brave DACA corps members have been willing to, frankly, put themselves in a very vulnerable position and speak out in support of the program, the difference that it’s made in their lives and then the difference that they’re making in the lives of students who are in our schools – the undocumented immigrants and the documented immigrants. Because, frankly, people are making assumptions and judgments about them all the time. They’re playing an important role for all students. … It’s important that people interact with people who have a similar background to them, and people who are different. This is a huge challenge that we’re facing in our society now. NYN: The Trump administration has proposed eliminating funding for AmeriCorps in the upcoming federal budget. What would that mean for Teach for America? CF: This has been an incredibly challenging time for public education. The

proposed budget has $9 billion in cuts to public education and we know that that will disproportionately impact low-income students. And AmeriCorps is one element of that that is particularly important to Teach For America. It has been essential in enabling us to expand and diversify our corps over the past 20 years. In particular, in places like New York

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the country, so we believe in alternative certification as an important strategy that schools need to help attract and retain the talent that’s necessary to end education inequity. So, in general, we are supportive of alternative certification programs. I think there are some elements that need to be true for strong alternative certification programs. One

“More than 10,000 students in 11 states have benefited from DACA corps members. We have every intention to continue to fight for the rights of this group of immigrants.” —CHARISSA FERNÁNDEZ where our corps members have to get a master’s degree in order to get their license, the education award that they earn through AmeriCorps is really essential to helping them to fund that master’s degree. It’s less Teach for America’s budget that really would be hurt by the elimination of AmeriCorps, but really our corps members and people who are coming out of college already with student loans and then have to earn a master’s degree. It would be really devastating. NYN: A SUNY committee is weighing a proposal that would allow some charter school educators to certify their own teachers. As an organization helping teachers get into the classroom, where do you land on that? CF: I don’t know all of the details of the SUNY proposal, but obviously Teach for America runs alternative certification programs here in New York and around

is having a high bar for admission, another is ensuring that there is a rigorous pre-service training program, and then ensuring that there is ongoing support and development available to teachers in their first couple of years. Those have been key elements of our alternative certification programs. Here in New York, we are now working in collaboration with graduate schools of education, and I think one of the reasons that has been really important to us – besides the fact that right now it’s required – is thinking about having a portable credential. We just live in a day and age where people no longer stay in jobs for 20, 30 years like they used to. People change employers, they move to other cities and other states, and I think it’s important to us that our teachers are able to, if they move someplace else, they’re able to teach in that place if they want to.

MORE ONLINE • Find news from SCO Family of Services and The New York Women’s Foundation in NYN Media’s new Weekly Buzz feature, where we recap all of the community announcements we’ve shared during the week.

• Adam Cole and Patrick Pilch from the nonprofit and health care divisions of national accounting firm BDO join an NYN Media Insights podcast about collaborations between hospitals and community service providers.

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September 18, 2017 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.

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.

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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.


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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. SSNY 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.

September 18, 2017 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 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. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A LICENSE, SERIAL # 1305139 FOR WINE & BEER HAS BEEN APPLIED FOR BY THE UNDERSIGNED TO SELL WINE & BEER AT RETAIL UNDER THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LAW AT 358 KOSCIUSZKO STREET BROOKLYN, NY 11221, KINGS COUNTY, FOR ON-PREMISE CONSUMPTION. STRUZZO LLC

KAISER ASSET DEVELOPMENT LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 08/29/17. Office: New Y o r k 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 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.

CARE AND PROTECTION, TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS, SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION, DOCKET NUMBER 17CP0109LA, Trial Court of Massachusetts, Juvenile Court Department, COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS, Essex County Juvenile Court, 2 Appleton Street, Lawrence, MA 01840 TO: Any unknown or unnamed father of Faith Rhodes: A petition has been presented to this court by DCF Lawrence, seeking, as to the following child, Faith T. Rhodes, that said child be found in need of care and protection and committed to the Department of Children and Families. The court may dispense the rights of the person named herein to receive notice of or to consent to any legal proceeding affecting the adoption, custody, or guardianship or any other disposition of the child named herein, if it finds that the child is in need of care and protection and that the best interests of the children would be served by said disposition. You are hereby ORDERED to appear in this court, at the court address set forth above, on 12/07/2017 09:00 AM Hearing on Merits (CR/CV) You may bring an attorney with you. If you have a right to an attorney and if the court determines that you are indigent, the court will appoint an attorney to represent you. If you fail to appear, the court may proceed on that date and any date thereafter with a trial on the merits of the petition and an adjudication of this matter. For further information call the Office of the ClerkMagistrate at 978-725-4900. WITNESS: Hon. Mark Newman, FIRST JUSTICE Judith M. Brennan, Clerk Magistrate, DATE ISSUED: 07/26/2017

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PUBLIC NOTICE AT&T proposes to collocate antennas (tip heights 106’) on the building at 62 Beach Street, New York, NY (20170821). Interested parties may contact Scott Horn (856809-1202) (1012 Industrial Dr., West Berlin, NJ 08091) with comments regarding potential effects on historic properties. Notice of Formation of Vicky Bijur Literary Agency, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 09/8/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 27 W 20th St, Ste 1003, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity.

Notice of Qualification of Internet-Journals, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/14/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in California (CA) on 7/28/17. 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. CA address of LLC: 818 W 7th St, Ste 930, Los Angeles, CA 90017. Cert. of Formation filed with CA Secy of State, 1500 11th St, Sacramento, CA 95814. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A LICENSE, SERIAL # 1304971 FOR WINE & BEER HAS BEEN APPLIED FOR BY THE UNDERSIGNED TO SELL WINE & BEER AT RETAIL UNDER THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LAW AT 1147 PLEASANTVILLE ROAD BRIARCLIFF MANOR, NY 10510, WESTCHESTER COUNTY, FOR ON-PREMISE CONSUMPTION. DONATO’S TRATTORIA INC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A LICENSE, SERIAL # 1305055 FOR WINE & BEER HAS BEEN APPLIED FOR BY THE UNDERSIGNED TO SELL WINE & BEER AT RETAIL UNDER THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LAW 127 GRAND ST NEW YORK, NY 10013. NEW YORK COUNTY, FOR ONPREMISE CONSUMPTION. BOTANICUS GRAND INC. 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. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A LICENSE, SERIAL # 1304083 FOR LIQUOR, WINE, & BEER HAS BEEN APPLIED FOR BY THE UNDERSIGNED TO SELL LIQUOR, WINE, & BEER AT RETAIL UNDER THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LAW AT 9316A 37TH AVE JACKSON HEIGHTS, NY 11372. QUEENS COUNTY, FOR ON PREMISE CONSUMPTION. EL PUERTO DE ACAPULCO BAR RESTAURANT INC PUBLIC NOTICE AT&T proposes to collocate antennas (tip heights 382’) on the building at 180 Water St, New York, NY (20170845). Interested parties may contact Scott Horn (856809-1202) (1012 Industrial Dr., West Berlin, NJ 08091) with comments regarding potential effects on historic properties. Cellco Partnership and its controlled affiliates doing business as Verizon Wireless (Verizon Wireless) proposes to replace and install wireless communications antennas on a building rooftop, with an overall height 75 feet, at the approx. vicinity of 6735 Ridge Blvd., Brooklyn, Kings County, NY 11220. Public comments regarding potential effects from this site on historic properties may be submitted within 30 days from the date of this publication to: Trileaf Corp, Natalie, n.kleikamp@ trileaf.com, 10845 Olive Blvd, Suite 260, St. Louis, MO 63141, 314-997-6111.


September 18, 2017 Notice of Qualification of Qi Venture Partners II, LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/21/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 07/20/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 16 East 40th St., 6th Fl., New York, NY 10016. Address to be maintained in DE: 2140 South Dupont Hwy., Camden, DE 19934. Arts of Org. filed with the Secy. of State, Division of Corporations, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., - Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities. Notice of Qualification of DIIO, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/25/16. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in California (CA) on 9/25/01. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. CA address of LLC: 818 W 7th St, Ste 930, Los Angeles, CA 90017. Cert. of Formation filed with CA Secy of State, 1500 11th St, Sacramento, CA 95814. 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 Civic Builders Sub-CDE 12, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/06/17. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Civic Builders, Inc., 304 Hudson St., Ste. 301, NY, NY 10019. Purpose: any lawful activities. Notice of Formation of Friend Request 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: c/o CT CORPORATION SYSTEM, 111 Eighth Ave., NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activities. SAGACIO LLC Art. Of Org. Filed Sec. of State of NY 1/24/2006. Off. Loc.: New York Co. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY to mail copy of process to The LLC, c/o Janine D Dorsett, PO Box 230385, New York, NY 10023. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity. PUBLIC NOTICE AT&T proposes to collocate antennas (tip heights 99’) on the building at 78-40 164th St, Flushing, NY (20170826). Interested parties may contact Scott Horn (856809-1202) (1012 Industrial Dr., West Berlin, NJ 08091) with comments regarding potential effects on historic properties.

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Who was up and who was down last week

LOSERS ERIC GONZALEZ The acting Brooklyn DA can soon drop the “acting” part of his title after earning his first election win thanks to a huge spate of endorsements and a sprawling ground game. “Gonzo” won big, with 53 percent of the vote in a six-way race to become the first Latino district attorney in the state. Say goodbye to the “law and order” days of “tough on crime.” Say hello to reform and decriminalization.

OUR PICK

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WINNERS

There were scores of winners – and losers – last week due to the primaries on Tuesday, and tough competition to get on the list. A special shoutout goes to incumbent Mayors Byron Brown of Buffalo, Kathy Sheehan of Albany and Lovely Warren of Rochester for not blowing it completely and winning as expected. We give a toast to the numerous victors of the state’s primaries, but below are the biggest names of the week.

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

PHIL BOYLE The state senator and designated GOP nominee seemed set to win the GOP primary for Suffolk County sheriff against Larry Zacarese. But Zacarese’s upset victory left Boyle in a bind, as his plans to step down from his Senate seat early went out the window. Boyle may now run in November on the Democratic line, which is embarrassing for him and the Suffolk political machine that would allow it.

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STATEN ISL AND

THE BEST OF THE REST

THE REST OF THE WORST

BILL DE BLASIO

RONNIE CHO

Now all the mayor needs to do is fend off a certain Staten Island assemblywoman.

Despite his dough, neither Derek Jeter nor voters endorsed this council candidate.

MICHAEL BLOOMBERG

BARRY DILLER

RUBÉN DÍAZ SR., MARK GJONAJ & FRANCISCO MOYA

ROBERT NICKOL

STEVE MCLAUGHLIN

MARTIN SHKRELI

The Cornell Tech campus opening had Cuomo singing the ex-mayor’s praises.

Sometimes bumping yourself down to the JV team has its perks – like a big pay hike. Sexist? Verbally abusive? Who cares! He got the Rensselaer County executive vote.

After holding on for years, he finally let his Pier 55 plan sink to the bottom of the sea. State Sen. William Larkin’s counsel needs a lawyer after his arrest for allegedly whipping his girlfriend with a TV cord. “Pharma bro” has bail revoked after placing a bounty on Hillary Clinton’s hair.

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