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EDITOR’S NOTE

JON LENTZ Editor-in-chief

The word “infrastructure” dates back only a century or so. In 1927, one of its earlier recorded uses referred to the “tunnels, bridges, culverts, and ‘infrastructure’ work generally of the Ax to Bourg-Madame line.” Nearly a century later, infrastructure refers to the same kinds of systems undergirding our modern world. It’s the crisscrossing streets and the sprawling network of highways and freeways. It encompasses the bridges ferrying passengers over rivers and valleys, and the tunnels that go under water or through rock. It includes subway lines and commuter railroads, train stations and bus terminals, airports and seaports. It means the pulsing web of electrical lines and broadband cables, and the pipes carrying drinking water into residents’ homes and the wastewater pipes flushing it away. In this issue focused on New York infrastructure, the meaning is more specific: the new Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, the Second Avenue Subway, the proposed Gateway tunnel project, the new LaGuardia Airport that’s underway, the JFK Airport renovation following on its heels, the bulwarks protecting us from natural disasters – and much more.

THE INFRASTRUCTURE ISSUE COMMENTARY ... 8

Nicole Gelinas on the legacy of TWU’s John Samuelsen

SUSTAINABILITY ... 33

THE WATER SUPPLY ... 30

Two years after the Legionnaires’ disease outbreak, how safe are we?

How New York City is planning for a cleaner future

NEW YORK NONPROFIT MEDIA ... 36 Lawmakers craft a deal to improve adult home care

SUBWAY FUNDING

Cuomo’s history of raiding the MTA ... 10

5 YEARS AFTER SANDY

What New York City is doing to prepare for another storm

... 14

TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS

Which of the state’s 6 biggest projects have hit snags? ... 22


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MAYORAL CANDIDATES CLASH

On Tuesday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Republican mayoral nominee Nicole Malliotakis and independent Bo Dietl participated in the first general election mayoral debate. The night was characterized more by zingers and rowdy outbursts from the audience than serious policy discussions. Dietl, who lived up to his “Wild Man Bo” reputation, had his microphone turned off more than once for speaking past his allotted time. Malliotakis tried to make the debate more of a one-on-one with de Blasio, and succeeded in outlining their differences. But after 90 minutes filled with shouting, verbal jabs and even a protester in the audience being escorted out, the only clear winner was moderator Errol Louis, for staying relatively calm – and the losers were New Yorkers who care about having serious policy debates.

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ACCUSATIONS AGAINST WEINSTEIN The New York Times and The New Yorker published accusations from multiple women claiming that movie producer Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed, abused and even assaulted them. The New Yorker article included information that Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. declined to charge Weinstein in 2015, contributing to the growing public outcry against Vance that has led to a challenger announcing a write-in campaign for the upcoming election.

CHARTING THEIR OWN COURSE The SUNY Charter Schools Committee voted to approve a controversial plan on Wednesday that would allow charter schools to certify their own teachers. The proposal, which would cut the number of hours required for training, has received stiff opposition from the state Department of Education, the state Board of Regents and teachers unions. While supporters say looser requirements will allow for a more diverse field of prospective teachers, opponents believe it lowers standards.

C&S: As the city’s population grew, was there any thought about it becoming affordable for regular New Yorkers? DD: I think what ended up happening was that the city grew so quickly because it was so appealing, and if I’m critical of anything we did is that we didn’t anticipate how quickly it would grow, so that supply and demand somehow got out of whack. It’s not that we didn’t try. Take for instance affordable housing, in December 2002 when the city was still on its heels and we had no money, we announced a historic affordable housing plan. We doubled down on it, and more than doubled down on it four years later. Bigger than (former Mayor Ed) Koch, at a time when nobody was calling for it and the housing advocates didn’t expect it, and the city just grew faster than we expected. C&S: What is your take on de Blasio’s first term as mayor?

DD: I want to give credit where it is due – universal prekindergarten, tons of credit. I applaud the housing plan, paid sick leave – stuff like that is all great. I do believe that in order to be progressive, and we viewed ourselves as a progressive administration, you still have to be prosperous. I do believe that many of the things we did in terms of building the economy of this city will undergird prosperity for generations to come. From that perspective, I do think that he is benefiting, and I do think we paved the way to be progressive. How you use the additional revenue you produce? That is a judgment that has to be made by every administration and City Council, obviously with the support of the people. But there is no way you can be progressive if you’re not prosperous. So you’re going to have generate money so you can pay for the things you need, to be compassionate and that is what I’m really proud that we did.

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Rumble

“It’s a real New York debate!” said NY1’s Errol Louis, the moderator of last week’s New York City mayoral debate over the cheers and chants of the raucous crowd. The candidates provided their own entertainment, trading verbal jabs for 90 minutes. Here are some of the highlights:

“ “The number one

He hired that nincompoop Pompy, Ponte, from Maine. The guy was guarding some mooses up there, and he brings him in there and then he was gone for three months! Well what do you think, Mr. Mayor, why it’s not running well? The guy was fishing in Maine while we were paying him in our city cars!

“I’m really

thing we can do is take pay-to-play out of City Hall and we do that by electing someone who has a moral compass.” Mr. Mayor, this “ election is not

not looking to Bo Dietl for advice on diplomacy.”

there are elections “Sometimes where people feel that the

candidates are all alike. You’re not going to have that problem this about Donald time. My two opponents are rightTrump, this election wing Republicans who voted for is about you. Donald Trump.

“Are you afraid

of Governor Cuomo? ” Nicole Malliotakis

“The only

good thing (de Blasio) ever did was – I like that pre-K stuff. That was pretty good. Maybe I’ll put you in charge of that.”

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Exclusive scoops and insider gossip from

GERSON BORRERO

DEMS COULD STEAL HOUSE SEAT IN STATEN ISLAND Democrats shouldn’t start salivating yet, but the way things are brewing in the Republican pelea for the 11th Congressional District between Rep. Dan Donovan and Michael Grimm – an ex-con, ex-member of Congress and ex-FBI agent – the district could produce a Democratic win. The scenario could have the Conservative Party play a huge role in giving the volatile Grimm a shot, not only in the primary, but also in the general election. “Regular Republicans are done with Grimm,” opines a bochinchero from Staten Island. Another Republican bochinchero we spoke with doesn’t agree. “The likely scenario is that conservative elements in the GOP know what they’re doing and will guarantee that Grimm is on their line come November 2018.” That would guarantee a three-way race – Donovan and Grimm splitting the Republican vote and the Democrat taking the seat. The buzz as to who that Democratic nominee will be is … Max Rose, an Army veteran and Purple Heart medal recipient. If you’re asking yourself, “Max who?” Maybe it’s time to start paying atención. This is a race to watch and will be chock full of bochinche. Yummy! DAN DONOVAN

WILL THEY TALK TO DONALD IN ESPAÑOL ABOUT PUERTO RICO? DONALD TRUMP

MICHAEL GRIMM

We’re hearing a strong buzz about some members of Congress who are hellbent on making President Donald Trump understand that while he doesn’t care what happens to U.S. citizens in Puerto Rico, they do. Several conversations are going on behind the scenes as to whether members of Congress will travel to the hurricane-ravaged island as one united bloc or make trips with separate delegations. “The Congressional Hispanic Caucus could organize the trip and their members could go first and report back to the other members of Congress,” one insider bochinchero said. “We’re taking the lead from our Puerto Rican colleagues – Nydia Velázquez in particular – to see if the Congressional Black Caucus sends a delegation or they all go on the same trip,” an insider with the CBC shared with B&B. The wellconnected bochinchero told us that the idea is just in the early stages. “It’s on the heels of the outrageously insensitive remarks and tweets by Trump.” Maybe the humanitarian crisis puertorriqueños are facing should be explained to Donald in español. Pendientes ...


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WHO’S GOING TO TAKE ON KEITH?

KEITH WRIGHT

Despite all the chatter and political caca being flung at Keith Wright for the way he conducts business as chairman of the Manhattan Democratic Party, as of now, he has no real challenger for his seat. B&B is not talking about the legitimate concerns from insiders who opine that Wright, as a lobbyist, shouldn’t simultaneously hold his party leadership post. We couldn’t get a single name from multiple bochincheros as to who’s going to challenge the chairmanship of the former assemblyman from Harlem. “They must not feel so confident about their challenge to his alleged conflict of interests by working for Sid (Davidoff)” of lobbying firm Davidoff, Hutcher & Citron, one bochinchero said. A resolution being pushed by some members of the Manhattan Democratic Party that would prohibit party leaders from also holding lobbying jobs will be discussed at its December committee meeting. Order your popcorn for that circus, amigos.

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ESPAILLAT GETS A FREE RIDE … MAYBE

ADRIANO ESPAILLAT

While I know that Rep. Adriano Espaillat isn’t going to take his guerrero gear off or let his guard down, the buzz among bochincheros is that he’s not getting a primary next year. Well, at least not from a serious or strong contender. Bochincheros close to Keith Wright, the runner-up to Espaillat in 2016, tell me he’s not running. “In (the) absence of a strong challenger, Adriano is getting a pass from the regular Dems,” a bochinchero who’s not an amigo of the rookie congresista told B&B. That’s not to say that a perceived “spoiler” candidate in that district isn’t going to give it another shot. But we haven’t heard anything from Clyde Williams in a while … hmm.

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LEAVING THE STATION BY NICOLE GELINAS

WITH JOHN SAMUELSEN MOVING ON, IT’S THE END OF AN ERA FOR THE TRANSPORT WORKERS UNION LOCAL 100

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AS PRESIDENT of the Transport Workers Union Local 100, John Samuelsen represented the MTA’s biggest workforce – subway and bus workers – for more than seven years. Last month, Samuelsen won a promotion to the union’s national level. A transit union head isn’t a transit planning expert; he represents his workforce. But a union chief learns a lot about transit and transit management over the years. On his way out, Samuelsen had some advice for the state’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and to outsiders who care about why subway and bus service deteriorated to the point of crisis this summer. Samuelsen represented transit workers well, avoiding the strife and financial woes that plagued his predecessor, Roger Toussaint. Toussaint pushed the union into an illegal strike in 2005 that carried a heavy price. The union had to sell its headquarters to pay the fines. And members didn’t see much of a personal benefit in return. Samuelsen, by contrast, was savvy enough not to push too hard during his first round of contract negotiations. The union’s contract expired in 2012. The TWU’s longtime informal motto was “no contract, no work” – meaning that without an immediate agreement, the union would strike again. Samuelsen, however, stayed pragmatic, letting his members work for more than two years with no deal. He was rewarded in 2014 with a contract that avoided the pay freezes that the rest of the state’s workforce had taken. He also won parental leave and better dental and vision care. Samuelsen’s second contract, inked early this year, featured gains for transit workers. In the long term, these were bad deals for the MTA, ultimately overseen by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. But they weren’t bad deals for today’s transit workers. The MTA faces huge pension and health care liabilities. On health care alone, it owes $18.5 billion to future retirees. Samuelsen acknowledged that New York, like other states, could someday have trouble making good on these promises. “I recognize that is the reality that could happen,” he said, but “I’m not concerned that it’s going to happen.” He said the pension funds were “in good shape” and the MTA is making a payment each year – $600 million – to try to pare down its health care liability. These payments are not enough, but bridging this gap will be a future union leader’s headache, one way or the other. For transit workers, he said, pensions are “deferred income” – to make up for the fact that the TWU has 7,600 members

who do complex work in the construction trades, such as electrical work. MTA workers make “substantially less” – he estimates the gap to be $22 an hour – than construction workers in New York’s unionized private sector, thanks to the federal and state prevailing wage laws that govern the private trades. (This distortion in other labor markets is also an argument for reforming those prevailing wage laws.) Samuelsen notes that if he weren’t so new to the job when he was negotiating his first contract, he might have pushed back on the modest pension reforms for new transit workers that Cuomo did achieve in his first term through state legislation. Unions are political entities – so what does Samuelsen think of his political career? He said he’s most proud of leaving the local union with a “political caucus that’s still intact.” In other words, Samuelsen’s successor, Tony Utano, didn’t win office because of a massive break in strategy or tactics. This transition is more like if Joe Biden had succeeded former President Barack Obama rather than Donald Trump. Finally, what does Samuelsen think of his long-time employer, the MTA, for whom

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at managing CitiBike, whose workers he also represents. In Walder’s defense, the elected officials who ultimately control the MTA’s finances rarely think beyond their election cycles. Plus, Walder’s successors, including Lhota back in 2012, had ample opportunity to reverse these maintenance cuts. As the MTA makes up for past failures now, “I’ve never seen this much work going on,” Samuelsen said. He predicted, as his ally Cuomo recently did, that riders will soon notice the difference. So what does Samuelsen think the MTA should be doing better now to help its longterm outlook? “There should be a massive investment in surface transportation” – that’s buses to nontransit wonks – “in Manhattan and downtown Brooklyn,” he said. Samuelsen thinks service cutbacks and traffic above ground have spurred a “mass migration to the subways.” This imbalance, in turn, results in too much wear and tear on rail cars. It also causes more cutbacks in bus service. “There are less people on buses, so the (MTA) says, ‘let’s disinvest,’” he noted,

IN THE LONG TERM, THESE WERE BAD DEALS FOR THE MTA. BUT THEY WEREN’T BAD DEALS FOR TODAY’S TRANSIT WORKERS. he once worked on the tracks? Samuelsen outlasted three MTA chairmen, including current chairman Joe Lhota, who is now back for a second round after his 2012 stint. Samuelsen thinks the woes that subway and bus riders are experiencing stem from mistakes the MTA made nearly a decade ago, after the financial crisis. In 2010, he remembers, then-chairman Jay Walder wanted the union to open up its contract for budget cuts. When that didn’t work, he persisted with budget cuts that, Samuelsen said, led to today’s delays and disruptions. “It was penny-wise and dollar-foolish to defer maintenance,” he noted, pointing out that the short-term financial gains the MTA booked from such cuts will be erased by the emergency and catch-up work the MTA is doing now. “It’s not only the overtime,” he said, “but the damage to the brand. The loss of trust (by) the riders, it’s gonna take them years to recover from that.” Samuelsen thinks Walder is better

when managers and urban planners should be doing the opposite. He also advised taking a “fresh look” at bus routes, with a focus on designing new routes that could “pull people out of the subway.” What’s good for the TWU isn’t always good for the MTA or for New York. Samuelsen did his job, in sticking up for his members and also knowing when not to go too far. If New Yorkers can take just one lesson from his observations, it is this: Beware of cutbacks made in the name of efficiency, especially at an entity as sprawling as the MTA, where problems can take years to culminate in a disaster that causes politicians to take notice. Often, we’ll pay for those mistakes later – as we’re doing now – with an emergency plan to fix the subways for an emergency that was entirely predictable and avoidable.

Nicole Gelinas is a contributing editor to the Manhattan Institute’s City Journal. Follow her on Twitter @nicolegelinas.


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THE MONEY CUOMO’S HISTORY OF FUNDING – AND RAIDING – THE MTA

TRAIN

As New York City’s aging subway system faces increasing delays, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has taken a hit in the polls. In response, he’s tried to improve the situation by installing new leadership, putting together task forces and coming out in support of congestion pricing. Of course, the governor has had six and a half years to address the infrastructure issues. So on his watch, how much has the state spent on – or taken funds away from – the Metropolitan Transportation Authority? Critics claim Cuomo has continued long-standing Albany tradition of raiding or cutting revenue from the MTA. Here are the highlights:

2011 $200 million

Cuomo raids from MTA operating funds to service state debt taken out on behalf of the transit authority, although others had pegged it at $100 million due to economic development funds covering half of the shortfall. The state backed out of its promise to pay the debt service on its own. Later that year, Cuomo also signs a cut to the MTA payroll tax for small businesses. The state said it would find funds to cover the shortfall with a portion of a tax on high-income earners.

$250 million

2013 $20 million

Cuomo raids from MTA operating funds to service state debt taken out on behalf of the authority.


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2014 $30 million

Cuomo raids in MTA operating funds to service the debt.

2015 $20 million

Cuomo raids in MTA operating funds to service the debt. Cuomo calls the criticism “a joke,” citing an initial infusion in state support for the MTA’s capital projects.

$1 billion

2017 The state reduces funding to cover the 2011 payroll tax cut by . The state argues that with other funding for the MTA, there is actually a increase.

$65 million

The biggest change has been the increase in state funding for the MTA’s capital budget, which jumped to $8.4 billion – although critics say the governor hasn’t yet allocated most of the funding and could be on a path to relying on increased debt. Here’s a look at the state’s funding for capital costs in the MTA’s five-year capital plans: STATE CAPITAL FUNDS (IN BILLIONS)

$8B

PHILIP KAMRASS, DARREN MCGEE/OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

$16.7 million

From the Cuomo administration’s perspective, what matters is the bigger picture. Here’s a look at the state’s contribution to the authority’s operating costs, which declined by $81 million in 2015-2016 but have otherwise trended upwards during Cuomo’s tenure: STATE OPERATING FUNDS (IN BILLIONS)

3.75

4.33

$1B

4.24

2010-2014

2015-2019 $4.5B $3.5B

2010-2011

2011-2012

2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

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STEVE ENGLEBRIGHT Chairman, Assembly Committee on Environmental Conservation

C&S: What’s your top environmental priority for the upcoming legislative session? SE: I would like to continue to work on water infrastructure, protection of our lands and water. This year, we closed the budget with $2.5 billion for water infrastructure improvements. We believe that there is (an) $80 billion need in this state for infrastructure for water. Water is the first limiting factor for any communities, or their ability to be communities, as we’re seeing now in Puerto Rico where people line up for seven hours to get a bottle of water. When the infrastructure breaks down for providing water and treating water, the consequences are profound. So that’s a high priority.

C&S: You sponsored legislation to conserve more land as part of the Pine Barrens region. Some critics wanted to use the land for more solar panels. Why did you support conservation over energy? SE: My advocacy for the preservation of these properties within the core areas of the central Pine Barrens region is based upon merit, not because it’s in my immediate neighborhood. These are properties I’ve been aware of for many years and we’re pleased that we are now completing the boundaries of the Pine Barrens preservation area. It makes sense within the context of the other public-

ly owned parks and wildlife regions. C&S: Earlier this year, the Long Island Power Authority approved what would be the nation’s largest wind farm. What impact will that have? SE: I think it’s a positive initiative. I believe one of the things we should continue to monitor is the effect on marine mammals. I believe that we should continue to monitor the potential for harm to these creatures. And I also believe, overwhelmingly, there is a likelihood that we can find ways to both have the offshore wind and protect our marine mammals. I’m a strong supporter of the initiative.

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REGGIE LAVOIE

On the fifth anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, a number of resiliency projects are underway or being studied. But experts say we’re almost as vulnerable as ever.


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COULD IT HAPPEN AGAIN? By Frank G. Runyeon

ABOVE: LOWER MANHATTAN IS BLACKED OUT IN THE WAKE OF SUPERSTORM SANDY.

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ON OCT. 29, 2012, the lights went out in lower Manhattan. Nearly every building south of the Empire State Building went dark after churning floodwaters filled Con Edison substations and an explosion lit the sky on East 13th Street. Subway tunnels flooded. Low-lying neighborhoods from the Rockaways to the Financial District were inundated. Across the city, nearly 2 million people lost power and more than 300,000 homes, 23,000 businesses and nearly a half million city dwellers were in flooded areas. A total of 51 square miles of New York City, 17 percent of the city’s landmass, was underwater. Statewide, authorities tallied 53 deaths and $32 billion in damage from the storm. Experts have since advocated for a wide range of solutions to future storm surges – some calling for massive floodgates to wall off New York Harbor, others investing in waterproofing projects that accommodate flooding and still others stressing the need to plan for a slow retreat from low-lying communities. Yet the investments made so far by New York’s political leaders have ultimately been short-term solutions for the long-term problem of rising sea levels and increasingly violent storms due to climate change, several prominent earth scientists told City & State. And while improved emergency planning and the many miles of rebuilt coastlines with natural and man-made barriers would lessen the effects of another Superstorm Sandy today, experts said, five years later, with tens of billions of dollars invested, we are only marginally better protected than we were in 2012. “By and large, there would be some improvement over the Sandy situation, but fundamentally we are still almost as vulnerable as we were before,” said Klaus Jacob, a geophysicist who predicted the subway flooding before Sandy. “Except for all the operational preparedness.” On that last point, government officials and scientists agree. In the event of another massive storm, the city’s emergency response, from flood maps to evacuation plans, has improved and would likely save lives. But so far, government plans to keep the public out of harm’s way in the first place have been twofold: physical storm barriers to block or slow down floodwaters, and what amounts to waterproofing. New York City, which bore the brunt of Sandy’s effects in the state along with Long Island, has invested its $23 billion resiliency budget in a raft of projects across four areas: coastal defenses, critical infrastructure, social and economic resiliency, and buildings

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upgrades. A total of $17.75 billion is in ongoing or completed projects, $5.25 billion has been spent and the remaining $5.25 billion has been allocated to specific resiliency projects that have not yet started. Daniel Zarrilli, New York City’s chief resilience officer who oversees those projects, notes that while the city’s efforts are still underway, it is making progress. “We’re in this middle timeframe where we are now building a lot of things,” Zarrilli said. “But we continue to get safer every day with the projects we do finish, and continue to move forward with every bit of urgency that we can bring to this.” Zarrilli’s office highlighted the completed 5.5-mile storm-hardened Rockaway Boardwalk, ongoing construction on a wetlands renewal projects in Midland Beach, a jettylike structure off the private community of Sea Gate and final designs for a levee project disguised as a park on the Lower East Side. All are signs of important progress to help deflect storm surge, he said, at a total cost of $1.13 billion. As of the most recent report in April 2017, about 17 percent of all coastal defense projects were marked complete.

In terms of critical infrastructure, the city’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency noted upgrades designed to help the city’s water, power and health care systems better weather another inundation, including a hardened third water tunnel to Staten Island, floodproofing for Con Edison’s steam, electric and natural gas distribution lines as well as hospital improvements in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Roosevelt Island at a total cost of $2.95 billion. On the policy front, 16 changes made to the city building code in 2013 required new structures to be built with flood-resistant features, although the mayor’s office could not provide a number of how many buildings have been built to the new specifications. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which suffered $5 billion in damage to the subway system alone from Sandy, committed $751 million systemwide to resiliency projects in 2016, with another $800 million likely to be spent on flood mitigation for the New York City Transit yards out of its total $3 billion resiliency budget. But the effort to waterproof, or effectively plug the

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holes that caused flooding to portions of the city’s 665 miles of subterranean tracks, is little more than “very good Band-Aids,” Jacob said. As the man who accurately predicted the flooding of the tunnels before Sandy, he notes that those efforts will help for only a few more decades. The Army Corps of Engineers, armed with $3.5 billion in congressional funding in 2013, highlighted its vast effort to repair damaged Long Island shorelines stretching more than 100 miles from Rockaway to Montauk, adding sand dunes and jettylike structures to prevent beach erosion. These federal projects typically work with the state Department of Environmental Conservation and local authorities to get the work done. But amid a flurry of city, state and federal projects, “tracking doesn’t seem to be a huge priority” for New York City, noted Steven Cohen, executive director of Columbia University’s Earth Institute. “I think there is a lot of public relations and politicking, and you rarely see hard data.” Zarrilli contended that his office regularly reports on their efforts. “We publish an annual progress report that goes down a litany of 157 things we laid out,” Zarrilli said, and also cited an online map that highlights the status of each resiliency project in the city. “It’s very fair that working in such a visible place, we can probably never get to the point of overcommunicating, but we intend and I think we follow through on being very transparent.” “There is no one solution or quick fix to solve ... these climate challenges,” Zarrilli continued, but “with these updates, we can say we are a safer and more informed NYC today than we were when Sandy hit.” The most mammoth public works project envisioned to protect the region is a titanic sea wall stretching five miles across the mouth of New York Harbor from Breezy Point to Sandy Hook, New Jersey. A system of floodgates would remain open for shipping traffic, but close for storm surges, walling off New York Harbor. Other iterations propose a set of gates at the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, East River and Arthur Kill. The Corps is still studying the possibility of such floodgates. Such imaginative and grand concepts are still far from implementation. In some cases, there is a lack of scientific research to prove the concept and a lack of political will to drive it forward – as in the case of the harbor storm barrier. But in other cases, there is political will, but no solid proof it will work – or if it does work, that it will work for very long.

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A team at Columbia University recently received funding to study whether a storm barrier, like placing one near the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, would have the intended effect, but also whether a currently funded and progressing project called the “Big U,” a set of levees and storm barriers ringing the southern tip of Manhattan, would even work. The Lower East Side levee project is a segment of that project. Kyle Mandli, a computational mathematician on that Columbia team – “give me a set of storms and I’ll tell you where the water goes” – is considering whether unintended consequences might make those major efforts unwise. Would the Big U worsen flooding in Brooklyn or would the outer harbor storm barrier push a larger storm surge into Long Island? And there’s the question of how high you build that barrier, he said: At any given height, will it be effective for 50 years, 100 years, 200 years?

“We’re just at the cusp of trying to answer whether that’s a good idea or not,” Mandli said. “Is it really going to protect to the point that the billions of dollars that it’s going to take to build the thing is worthwhile?” But some neighborhood advocates, with traumatic memories of Sandy still front of mind, are more interested in action than plodding deliberation. Catherine Hughes, who was a Community Board 1 member for two decades in lower Manhattan, is now a volunteer member of the New York-New Jersey Metropolitan Storm Surge Working Group. She’s hoping to protect her neighborhood from future floods. Even as a community board member, she supported the Corps’ study of storm surge barriers and organized a boat tour with experts to drum up support for the concept. After a year of planning, there still isn’t any clarity on what exactly is planned for

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THE RESILIENCY PROJECTS THE BIG U STATUS: In Progress / Planning TYPE: Barrier ESTIMATED COST: $1.086 billion AGENCY: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, New York state, New York City

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NEW YORK HARBOR STORM BARRIER STATUS: Complete / In Progress TYPE: Natural Barrier (Dunes, sand and groins) ESTIMATED COST: $3 billion AGENCY: Army Corps of Engineers, New York state, local partners (lots of locations along the southern side of Long Island from Rockaway to Montauk)

STATUS: Feasibility Study (Army Corps of Engineers) TYPE: Barrier ESTIMATED COST: $12 billion to $25 billion AGENCY: TBD

FLOODPROOFING CON EDISON ROCKAWAY BOARDWALK STATUS: Complete TYPE: Barrier COST: $341 billion AGENCY: New York City

STATUS: Complete TYPE: Flood-proofing ESTIMATED COST: $1 billion AGENCY: Con Edison


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the east side of lower Manhattan’s segment of the Big U. “There are a couple proposals for the South Street Seaport, which is a couple blocks long,” she said. “Nothing for FiDi, which is over a mile long – and, it’s underfunded.” Hughes is in favor of a massive harbor storm barrier as well. “If you go to London, they have one in the Thames River, they have one in St. Petersburg, they have one in Venice,” she said. “So it would be a comprehensive approach to addressing sea level rise and storm surge and would give New York City another 100 years.” But scientists are looking even further down the road and worry about a false sense of security that would come from building a barrier that will only last a limited amount of time, until rising sea levels would require the gates to be permanently shut with drastic environmental consequences. The only true solution to the oceans rising around us is to move to higher ground where possible, Jacob said. “In terms of long-term urban and land use planning,” he said, “we have a big void that we have to fill sooner rather than later.”

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NextWave Safety Solutions Inc., Harnesses Virtual Reality and Digital Technology to Make Safe Construction Sites & Workers a Reality! Leading New York City site safety company, Safety Group LTD, has coupled with NYC’s largest IACET vocational training academy, the United Safety Academy, as well as Diversity Marketplace, a new universal portal for diversity services, and United Contractor Services, under a new banner safety and technology company: NextWave Safety Solutions, Inc. Safety Group, LTD, now encompassed by NextWave, coordinates safety services for over 50 large-scale major construction sites throughout New York City. It specializes in providing custom strategic plans for hazard identification and mitigation, tenant protection, site safety, and site evacuation, while reducing risk, preventing stop loss, stop work, fines and accidents from occurring on job sites. In fact, since 2004 the Safety Group has led the industry in safety on major construction sites and so they are proud to be able to offer their comprehensive safety services in collaboration with NextWave’s tech, training, and contractor resources. NextWave is the only accredited vocational training academy currently offering IACET certified college and continuing education credits supported by virtual reality safety training. Services include courses required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the New York City Department of Building (DOB) and Fire Department, and also for certifications in environmental health and safety (EHS), emergency preparedness, and for the oil &

gas sectors. NextWave plans to extend this highly-immersive curriculum for construction workers and safety professionals throughout its training facilities in New York, Newark, Philadelphia, Jersey City, and Bayonne, and soon Troy, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. NextWave’s leadership has touted the tech as being “more realistic than video games, coupled with certified DOB training and continuing education credits.” We find higher pass rates and better retention, especially among students who succeed in a nonclassroom setting and who learn by doing. Through its immersive training modules, NextWave places the future construction worker in “virtual” danger before they are in actual danger on a job site. For instance, it could be used to train a worker in unloading a crane 20 stories in the air on a foggy morning, instead of having them do it “for the first time in real life.” The oil & gas industry has taken to similar technologies in recent years for training workers on proper platform safety procedures, such as in the case of a fire. All workers are at heightened risk when an on-the-job trainee endangers themselves or others. It is NextWave’s mission to reduce that risk while teaching the skills necessary for the careers of today through its ongoing application of technology to safety training. Lorenzo Gallo, NextWave’s CEO, explained that, “Workers must be trained to think on their feet in nuanced situations, yet textbooks and classroom trainings are not adequately preparing them. The virtual environment we’ve created is so realistic that beta testers are trembling or fearful of taking the first step

onto the high steel as they perform a basic operation, for example connecting I-beams 20 stories up on a construction site. Unlike real life, workers have multiple opportunities to get the procedure right.” Besides its world-class safety and worker training, NextWave Safety Solutions is proud to offer a full suite of tech-driven safety and risk-mitigation products. By leveraging mobile applications and worker wearables, NextWave can produce real-time data to identify the riskiest worker behaviors. By the addition of integrated data platforms utilizing quantitative techniques and dashboard visualization, this safety ecosystem can then provide the predictive analysis to bolster safety and increase productivity for even the most volatile workplaces. NextWave’s impressive array of 21stcentury solutions to safety, training, and contractor needs has gained the fledgling company the attention of some powerful strategic partners. Early affiliates include Aflac, Asite, The Full Circle Group, Clarity Testing, and Ascot/Lloyd’s of London, who have joined forces with NextWave to create new opportunities for insurance, financing, testing, surety bonding, and security services. And, as part of the first Congressional Committee on Elevating Diversity Participation in Infrastructure and Construction, NextWave has continued to expand its horizons as well as those of countless minority businesses while contributing its expertise to the next generation of infrastructure and building projects across the country.


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Gov. Andrew Cuomo has made transportation infrastructure a major priority during his tenure, and the successful completion of multiple projects is a key part of his legacy. There have been developments in many of the state’s biggest projects – as well as complications. Here are the six most important infrastructure investments in New York this year. By GRACE SEGERS

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“on time and on budget,” according to Cuomo. However, there are concerns about how the state will pay for the bridge. The solution may involve raising tolls, an unpopular option, and the Toll Advisory Task Force created in 2015 has never met and is more than a year overdue in providing its recommendations.

TIMELINE: The first span of the bridge opened Aug. 26. The second span is under construction and set to open by the end of 2018. COST: The New York State Thruway Authority estimated in 2013 that the bridge would cost $3.98 billion. The Thruway Authority took out an $850 million bond and the U.S. Department of Transportation provided a $1.6 billion loan for the project, so the state will have to pay back at least $2.45 billion after the second span opens in 2018.

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On Aug. 8, Cuomo and Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian announced the beginning of construction of Delta’s new facilities in the eastern half of the airport. The western portion of the airport is being developed by LaGuardia Gateway Partners. Cuomo also announced in August that Magic Johnson Enterprises and Loop Capital Markets LLC will help to fund the project, marking the first time an MWBE firm invested in a state public-private construction project.

TIMELINE: Broke ground on construction for the new airport in June 2016. The first new gates are set to open in 2018, with the project to be completed by 2021. COST: The airport is estimated to cost $8 billion, and the governor’s office boasts that three-quarters of the project will be funded through private contributions. The Delta terminal will cost $4 billion, with Delta providing $3.4 billion.

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Gateway tunnel The Gateway program – a proposal that includes building a new tunnel under the Hudson River, replacing the Portal Bridge and repairing existing infrastructure – was named by the Obama administration as its top transportation priority. The new president has been less committal. In July, the U.S. Department of Transportation withdrew from the Gateway Program Development Corp., composed of representatives from New York, New Jersey and Amtrak, casting doubts that the Trump administration would fund 50 percent of the project as previously agreed. Trump held a meeting with lawmakers from New Jersey and New York on Sept. 7 to discuss the future of the project, leaving some present, like Rep. Pete King, optimistic about Trump’s commitment to the project. Gov. Andrew Cuomo was less bullish. “While the White House meeting was productive, it was inconclusive,” he said. In the face of this uncertainty, the Gateway Program Development Corp. is turning to private companies to partially cover the costs.

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TIMELINE: Despite the uncertainty coming out of the meeting between Trump and local officials, Amtrak chairman Anthony Coscia said on Sept. 12 that construction on the project could begin by March 2018, even if the federal government does renege on the Obama administration’s promise to fund half the project.

COST: An early estimate by Amtrak assumed the Gateway program would cost $23.9 billion, with $7.7 billion going to build the tunnel underneath the Hudson. In July, the Federal Railroad Administration and New Jersey Transit estimated that the project would cost closer to $30 billion, with the tunnel costing nearly $13 billion.

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JFK Airport In a State of the State address on Jan. 4, Cuomo presented his vision to transform John F. Kennedy International Airport. The proposal included redeveloping terminals so they become interconnected, redesigning the roads surrounding JFK, expanding rail service to the airport as well as providing new amenities and stateof-the-art security systems. On Sept. 21, after a request for proposal process where the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey solicited private firms for proposals to implement Cuomo’s vision, the governor announced the selection of a Mott MacDonald-led team to develop a plan.

TIMELINE: The governor’s office has not yet released a timeline for this project, and did not respond to questions regarding the timeline. COST: The governor’s office estimates it will cost $10 billion.

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A Federal Commitment for New Hudson River Rail Crossing is Essential

Carlo A. Scissura President & CEO

Progress on the Gateway Program, which makes urgent improvements to the Northeast Corridor rail network, has been put into question because of recent actions taken by the administration of President Donald J. Trump. The Gateway Program will replace the only tunnels connecting most commuter rail service between New York City and the rest of the country and restores other hundred-year-old infrastructure that is well past its useful life and near failing. The prospects for Gateway seemed promising in 2015, when the states of New York and New Jersey joined with the federal government to establish the Gateway Development Corporation (GDC), dedicated to the realization of Amtrak’s Gateway Program. This came alongside a commitment among the states and the federal government to fund Gateway’s $20 billionplus price tag jointly. However, President Trump’s appointee recently stepped down from the Corporation, leaving GDC without a partner representing the Administration. At the same time federal funding support has become much less certain, even as environmental reviews are nearing completion and work on key components is ready to start. The 2018 federal budget included none of the funding necessary to begin work on reconstruction

of the Portal Bridge in New Jersey, a key link in the Northeast Corridor and the first major step in the Gateway Program. The Portal Bridge project has completed all necessary regulatory hurdles, and work can begin as soon as the funds are available. The Building Congress has travelled to Washington D.C. on several occasions in 2017 to speak with Congressional leadership responsible for national transportation issues, key appropriations, and development of a national infrastructure bill, which could provide critical funding for Gateway. Building Congress President and CEO Carlo A. Scissura said, “There is no greater transportation priority in the nation than the Gateway Program. Fully twenty percent of the nation’s GDP is generated along the Northeast Corridor and is in some measure dependent on this project being completed. “The New York and New Jersey congressional delegation, led by Senator Schumer, has been leading the charge to make sure Gateway is funded and the federal government reengages on this project of national significance, but much more work lies ahead.” The Building Congress urges a collective effort, not just of the building industry, but elected officials, business groups, and other community leadership organizations to make Gateway a top priority.


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I-81 in Syracuse In October 2016, the state Department of Transportation announced that it had narrowed down the options to replace a crumbling elevated section, known as a viaduct, of Interstate 81 in Syracuse. The department deemed the option of building a tunnel to be too expensive, leaving the alternatives of building a new viaduct or rerouting traffic into the Syracuse city grid. However, in Jan-

uary, Cuomo – responding to lobbying from central New York lawmakers – reintroduced the tunnel as an option, and announced that the state would give $2 million to a private firm to study all possible replacement options. The DOT hired WSP USA to complete the analysis, with the expectation that it would be completed late this summer. The study has not yet been released.

TIMELINE: Construction won't begin until after the study and a draft environmental impact statement are released. COST: The DOT estimates that rerouting traffic to Syracuse would cost $1.3 billion, building a replacement viaduct would cost $1.7 billion and building a tunnel would cost $2.5 billion to $3.1 billion.

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C&S: What is the status of the state’s effort to bring broadband internet to New Yorkers across the state? Why is this effort important? JN: Since we started the New NY Broadband Program about two years ago, we have grown the availability or access to high-speed broadband from about 70 percent statewide to 98 percent commitments in place for high-speed broadband. We have achieved some great steps forward in getting broadband accessibility for all New Yorkers and are currently in the process of implementing the third phase of the program, as we move to broadband for

all. In terms of importance, we believe that access to broadband is no longer a luxury but a necessity, and really a requisite for New Yorkers who have kids in school, want to participate in the modern economy and for those seeking jobs and health care applications, etc. Broadband is really the driver for those moving forward. Both the governor and ESD believe this service is essential for all New Yorkers in today’s economy. C&S: What are the projects being undertaken this year? What do you hope to achieve while in office? JN: I think that the team at the broadband office

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BEYOND THE COOLING TOWERS Two years after New York City’s worst Legionnaires’ disease outbreak, experts call for scrutiny of the entire water supply system. By JON LENTZ


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IN 2015, two major Legionella bacteria outbreaks were reported in the Bronx. In January of that year, eight people in the borough’s Co-op City public housing complex tested positive for Legionnaires’ disease. But it was a prelude to a far more dangerous outbreak that hit the South Bronx in July and August, killing 12 people and sickening 120. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City Council reacted quickly, enacting a groundbreaking law that imposed stricter

times the rate of the rest of the country,” Brad Considine of the Alliance to Prevent Legionnaires’ Disease said during a recent policy discussion hosted by City & State and paid for by The Plumbing Foundation City of New York, a trade group. “The rates this year are up in the state and in the city, more than 70 percent.” In New York City, 330 Legionnaires’ cases have been reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as of Oct. 1, more than double the 160 cases documented

THAT WE’VE HAD A RAIN EVENT OF SUBSTANTIAL QUANTITY, WE’VE NOTICED A PLUME OF LEGIONELLA IN THE DOMESTIC WATER TANKS.”

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— JOHN LETSON, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center's vice president of plant operations regulation and tracking of cooling towers, widely seen as the primary source of the health threat, and increased penalties for failing to adequately test and inspect the water in the towers. “The recent outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease was the largest in our city’s history, and it presented us with an unprecedented challenge,” de Blasio said at an August 2015 press conference on the legislation, “and we developed an unequally unprecedented response.” But now, two years later, some experts argue that the legislation was too limited. While there hasn’t been another outbreak on scale of the one that hit the Bronx in the summer of 2015, the overall number of Legionnaires’ cases has not declined. “New York is confronted with a high incidence of Legionnaires’ disease, among the highest rates in the country, almost three

at that point in the city a year ago. In the rest of the state, 414 cases have been recorded, compared with 247 in the same time period in 2016. In recent years, the total number of cases in the state has fluctuated around 700 to 800 per year, rising to 870 in 2015. While the figure declined slightly to 718 last year, this year it’s already at 744 cases statewide with three months to go. The disease is caused by Legionella bacteria, which thrives in warm water. The disease can spread when bacteria-infected water enters the lungs, and those at risk are primarily older adults or those with lung disease or a weakened immune system. Experts say that the bacteria is often present in biofilm clinging to the inner surfaces of water pipes, and can come loose and enter the water supply as a result of a disruption, such as a water main break or a change in

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pressure. Flooding may also introduce Legionella bacteria into water reservoirs. “Any time that we’ve had a rain event of substantial quantity, two inches or more, we’ve noticed a plume of Legionella in the domestic water tanks, and that’s reflected by the testing,” said John Letson, the vice president of plant operations at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, who also participated in the panel discussion. There are plenty of proposals aimed at addressing the public health threat. One piece of proposed legislation in the New York City Council would mandate the installation of devices to prevent water flowing from buildings back into the water supply. New York City Councilman Dan Garodnick, who helped pass legislation allowing residents to access the results of water tests in cooling towers on the buildings where they live, introduced another bill in 2015 that would require the city’s health department to share the water tank inspection results with the council and to have them posted publicly. “We are now trying to push even further to require, by law, that every one of those building water tank inspections be available online so that anybody can see them – just go online, access it, figure what’s going on,” Garodnick said during the panel discussion. “That was something that the Department of Health had resisted when I first passed the bill. They have adopted it by rule now, and we want to actually codify that into law.” New York could also follow the lead of more than 20 states that have a residual disinfectant requirement to kill off the bacteria at every point in the water distribution system, not just in cooling towers. And at the federal level, the Environmental Protection Agency could add Legionella bacteria as one of the contaminants it regularly tests for in the water supply. But apart from individual regulations or pieces of legislation that address different aspects of the threat, such as the cooling towers, a broad-based analysis of the entire water supply system across city, state and federal agencies will be critical, experts said. “You can’t really get at the issue by addressing one piece of equipment,” Considine said. “One of the issues, because it’s so challenging, the different entities involved have a difficult time coming to terms with trying to address it within their own space. … We also have to open ourselves up to the discussion of Legionella in the system and take steps to better understand what’s going on in the system.”


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The panel spoke on the second floor of the Museum of Jewish Heritage, with views overlooking the Statue of Liberty and New York Harbor. Sapienza said city government started testing for water quality in 1909. “And quantitatively, the waters are cleaner than they’ve been in that century, and qualitatively, based upon reports, the waters surrounding New York are cleaner than they’ve been since the Civil War.” More people wanting to live by the water causes its own challenges with the fear of rising sea levels, but seeing the residential buildings pop up along the East River, Sapienza said, “It’s just incredible what’s happening there.”

Sapienza touted susta inability efforts ach ieved in the bathroo DEP, one of the rea m. “For l success stories over the last decade or tw water conservation,” o has been he said. “The way we accomplished a lot of through the toilet reb that was ate program.” Sapienza said the de partment paid peop le to replace high-flo with newer versions w toilets that use less water pe r flush. “Water use in the city has dropped from wh gallons a day,” he sai at was a high of 1.5 billion d. “We’re just over a billion gallons a day now.”


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A DEAL TO MEND A TROUBLED SYSTEM Legislation could provide more money to adult home care providers – in exchange for guarantees By DAN ROSENBLUM that quality of care will improve.

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DULT HOME CARE providers are urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign a bill that would increase subsidies for those who house and care for seniors and adults with disabilities. Advocates for residents say any subsidy boost should be tied to additional oversight measures to guard against excessive salaries for facility managers, poor quality programs and fiscal mismanagement. “One message that I hope the industry will absorb is that one of the major obstacles to appropriate funding for adult homes is concern about quality of care at many of them,” Assemblyman Richard Gottfried, who chairs the health committee, told New York Nonprofit Media. “I think the higher

quality adult homes need to understand that the problems with many of the other adult homes is holding back their own viability.” Adult home care providers say that, with few exceptions, they are managing a chronic existential financial burden resulting from a federal Supplemental Security Income subsidy that has not increased in line with overhead expenses, leading to the closure of some facilities and reduced services at others. Rick Mills is the executive director of housing at Loretto, a nonprofit elder care services provider that serves roughly 9,000 seniors in central New York. His program provides community residences, nursing homes and other programs to a population

whose average age is in the early 80s. The cost per patient for their services is about $66 per day, and by his estimation the organization loses about $780 per month per resident. “You want to do the best for everybody, but on the purely SSI model, it’s just unsustainable,” he said, adding that facilities are increasingly offering beds for enhanced assisted living or housing residents that can pay market rates of up to $7,000 per month to help make up the difference. Loretto closed one of its SSI-funded facilities in 2002, and since then, the problem has only gotten worse, despite advocacy efforts. Providers’ concerns reached a peak with the minimum wage increase scheduled to be phased in through 2021.

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“It just really was kind of a wake-up call that … these programs will not continue,” Mills said. “You can’t pay people more if you’re operating at a loss.” Many adult homes receive SSI’s Congregate Care Level 3 subsidies for at least some residents, amounting to $1,429 for each resident per month – $694 paid by the state and $735 from the federal government, according to the state Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance. While the federal government’s portion has had small cost-of-living increases tied to inflation, the rate the state has paid has had only one phased-in increase during the past 25 years, according to LeadingAge New York, a group representing many nonprofit providers. That’s even as workers’ compensation costs, minimum wage increases and health insurance premiums have continued to put pressure on providers’ overhead. The subsidy applies to about 13,000 seniors and others with complex medical or mental health needs across the state’s nearly 550 adult homes, many of which are nonprofits, in residential settings that offer more independence and fewer supports than nursing homes. Many residents’ expenses are covered by a mix of federal and state money – namely the federal SSI subsidy and the state-funded State Supplemental Program – though some pay market-rate prices for care. The $1,235 monthly subsidy – the total minus $194 for each resident’s personal needs allowance – goes directly to adult homes for care, and the payments amount to about $40.60 per day per resident. Diane Darbyshire, a senior policy analyst at LeadingAge New York, said that rate is $30 less per resident per day than the average cost of care, and is insufficient to cover meals, personal care, medication assistance, monitoring, housekeepers and other services. About 37 adult care facilities have closed in the past seven years, Darbyshire said, though there’s little data to suggest whether that’s due purely to the financial duress. However, fewer adult home slots mean more residents end up in nursing homes where care is more expensive, leading to higher Medicaid costs for the state, she said. Legislation that was passed by the state Senate and Assembly in June would phase in

a subsidy increase to $1,547, effective April 1, 2018, and to $2,027 after 2022. “We will continue to advocate for the issue, but I think we’ll have to explore with the Legislature and the governor some sort of alternative financial relief because otherwise I think you’re going to see facilities close this year,” Darbyshire said. Others argue that simply adding more money will not solve all of the problems with adult home care facilities, particularly at facilities that seem to be financially viable. On Sept. 19, at the first of two Assembly hearings, Coalition of Institutionalized Aged and Disabled Executive Director Geoff Lieberman asked, “How will (a rate increase) improve staffing, food and case management services, so sorely needed by residents?” Lieberman, whose organization advocates for residents at homes in the New York City area, added that recent closures of facilities in the city had more to do with extenuating circumstances than fiscal instability. Of three homes that closed in recent years, two were due to damage from Superstorm Sandy, and another was ordered to be closed by the state Department of Health, he said. Daniel Ross, an attorney who advocates for nursing home residents at Mobilization for Justice (formerly MFY Legal Services), referred to a study of 18 proposed facility budgets submitted to the state Department of Health to apply for Assisted Living Program beds. He said some executive salaries were excessive and cited senior executives at two homes in Queens and Brooklyn who earned at least $400,000, while earmarking less than $250,000 for meals. He also noted that “even with high rent, and high compensation, 10 of the 18 homes we looked at expected profits of more than $1 million.” “What level of waste in the state’s social safety net is acceptable?” Ross asked. “Is it a penny per dollar of government funding? A dime? A quarter?” New York’s adult home industry – originally conceived as a better alternative to institutionalization in a psychiatric hospital – was the subject of scandal and litigation about 15 years ago as a New York Times series detailed abuses that found some homes were “little more than psychiatric flophouses.” While conditions have improved, there are still poor conditions at some facilities. In

a recent set of quarterly inspections, the state Department of Health cited three-quarters of the 298 homes it inspected with violations, though many of them were minor. Four citations were for “endangerment.” Strengthened state oversight measures could include the ability to audit more records, require independent assessments of residents’ needs and establish standards for administrative costs and profit margins. Other measures might involve matching any subsidy increase with a corresponding rise in the personal needs allowance, and giving more of an increase to small homes or those with a history of spending effectively, advocates said. Some of those measures were addressed in an Assembly bill that was backed by several lawmakers, but it stalled before the end of this year’s legislative session. Advocates also recommended the development of supportive housing to allow more older and disabled adults to live independently and reduce the need for older adults to seek residential home care. “We don’t believe that the concerns raised at the hearings are reflective of the quality of care in the 544 adult care facilities statewide,” Darbyshire said in an email. “Rather, they are more isolated issues that require a more targeted approach to resolve.” While Cuomo eyes the bill, Gottfried assessed its chance for approval. “I think there would be good prospects for a comprehensive adult home package, particularly if it has the active support of the health department and the governor,” Gottfried said, adding that Cuomo could veto it with a message urging legislators to include the measure within the state budgetary process, when many unrelated bills are often packaged together. He hopes the recent dialogue will pave the way for a solution that could appease adult home providers and advocates for residents. “Apart from approving the current bill, which I would urge, I think more needs to be done on the SSI level – both for the amount that goes to the adult home, and the personal needs allowance that goes to the individual,” Gottfried said. “It would make sense for a further increase package like that to be connected with measures about quality, including perhaps having the future SSI increase tied to quality guarantees.”

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October 16, 2017 Notice of Qualification of GIVEWITH LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/04/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 10/31/16. Princ. office of LLC: Corporate & Securities, 51 W. 52nd St., (19-13), NY, NY 10019. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co. (CSC), 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. DE addr. of LLC: c/o CSC, 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. CWW LLC Art. Of Org. Filed Sec. of State of NY 5/10/2017. Off. Loc.: New York Co. Business Filings Incorporated designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY to mail copy of process to The LLC, c/o BFI, 187 Wolf Road, Suite 101, Albany, NY 12205. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A LICENSE, SERIAL # 1305530 FOR WINE & BEER HAS BEEN APPLIED FOR BY THE UNDERSIGNED TO SELL WINE & BEER AT RETAIL UNDER THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LAW AT 90 92 GANSEVOORT ST NEW YORK, NY 10014. NEW YORK COUNTY, FOR ONPREMISE CONSUMPTION. SIMO PIZZA LLC. Cellco Partnership and its controlled affiliates doing business as Verizon Wireless (Verizon Wireless) proposes to collocate wireless communications antennas at two locations. Antennas will be installed on a rooftop with an overall height of 76 feet 11 inches at the approx. vicinity of 266 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, Kings County, NY 11205. Antennas will be installed on a rooftop with an overall height of 39 feet 2 inches at the approx. vicinity of 680 Arthur Kill Road, Staten Island, Richmond County, NY 10308. Public comments regarding potential effects from this site on historic properties may be submitted within 30 days from the date of this publication to: Trileaf Corp, Erika, e.diak@ trileaf.com, 10845 Olive Blvd, Suite 260, St. Louis, MO 63141, 314-997-6111. Notice of Formation of Twenty A LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/25/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 25 Robert Pitt Dr., Ste 204, Monsey, NY 10952. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is Vcorp Agent Services, Inc., 25 Robert Pitt Dr., Ste 204, Monsey, NY 10952. Purpose: any lawful activity.

Notice of Qualification of VIVINT SOLAR NYC ELECTRICAL, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/27/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 9/25/17. 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 Wisdom Foods Randall’s Island, LLC d/b/a Ellary’s Greens. App. For Auth. Filed with NY Secy. of State (SSNY) 6/8/17. Office: NY County. LLC formed in DE 5/9/17. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: LLC 175 Varick St. 6th Fl., NY, NY 10014. DE addr of LLC: c/o Corp Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. NOTICE OF FORMATION of COMMON CONCEPTS LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY 11/07/14. Office loc: NY County. SSNY designated agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to LLC c/o US Corporation Agents, Inc, 7014 13th Ave, Ste 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: Any lawful activity. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A LICENSE, SERIAL # 1305426 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 445 GRAHAM AVE BROOKLYN, NY 11211. KINGS COUNTY, FOR ON PREMISE CONSUMPTION. POQUITO FESANTE LLC.

Notice of Formation of 4700 SUNRISE OWNER LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/30/17. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of TLM 34TH INVESTORS, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/14/17. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: 205 E. 85th St., Apt. 14H, NY, NY 10028. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Qualification of 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, 15. Park Ave., 10th Fl., NY, 430 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 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 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 of Formation of 73rd Park LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/13/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity.

Notice of Formation of Advanced Skill Development, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/21/17. Office location: Richmond County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Paracorp Incorporated, 2804 Gateway Oaks Dr. #200, Sacramento, CA 95833-3509. Purpose: any lawful activities.

KAISER ASSET DEVELOPMENT LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 08/29/17. Office: New York County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, c/o Louise Leung, 322 West 57th Street, #38UI, New York, NY 10019. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of 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. Notice of Formation of GOLDEN CITY 757 REALTY LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 07/20/16. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 139 Centre St, #310, NY, NY 10013. Purpose: any lawful activity. 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 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.

CITYANDSTATENY.COM 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.

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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.

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Notice of Qualification of Out to Lunch Productions, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/25/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 2/17/16. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of Pauline’s Pets LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 09/21/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1590 York Ave, NY, NY 10028. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of K&SCane LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/19/17. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: c/o Virtusa Corp., 14 Wall St., 28th Fl., NY, NY 10005. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Krishan Canekeratne at the princ. office of the LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. BEGED NYC LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY 7/31/17. Office loc: NY County. SSNY designated agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, Attn: Isaac Chehebar, 170 Duane St, Apt 4, NY, NY 10013. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. 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. Notice of Formation of Designs by Ellen LLC. Arts of Org filed with Secy of State of NY (SSNY) 8/28/17. Office loc: NY County. SSNY designated agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to: LLC, 40 Broad St., Apt 24E, NY, NY 10004. Purpose: Any lawful act.


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Notice of Formation of 2 East 61st Street - 4th Floor, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 09/08/17. 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: 585 Stewart Ave, Ste 302, Garden City, NY 11530. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Qualification of Sun Flatbush Manager LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/29/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 9/14/17. 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. MOUNTAINSIDE CHAPPAQUA LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 08/29/2017. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, C/O Artemis Partners LLC , 347 West 36th St., Ste 1601, NY, NY 10018. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.

Notice of Qualification of MAINFRAME HOLDINGS LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/30/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 06/27/17. Princ. office of LLC: One Battery Park Plaza, NY, NY 10004. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Seward & Kissel LLP, Attn: Noelle P. Indelicato at the princ. office of the LLC. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State of the State of DE, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., Federal & Duke of York Sts., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

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Notice of Formation of 128-130 FIRST AVENUE LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 07/24/17. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Douglas Gladstone, Esq., Goldfarb & Fleece LLP, 560 Lexington Ave., NY, NY 10022. Purpose: any lawful activities.

PUBLIC NOTICE AT&T proposes to modify an existing facility (new tip heights 67’) on the building at 249 10th Avenue, New York, NY (20170943). Interested parties may contact Scott Horn (856809-1202) (1012 Industrial Dr., West Berlin, NJ 08091) with comments regarding potential effects on historic properties. PULCINO LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 07/05/2017. 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, 250 E 63rd St. Apt #711, NY, NY 10065. Reg Agent: NYSCORPORATION. COM, 1971 Western Ave, # 1121, Albany, NY 12203. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. TEMPEST PRODUCTIONS, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 09/19/2017. 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, 36-40 11th Street, Long Island City, NY 11106. Reg Agent: NYSCORPORATION. COM, 1971 Western Ave, # 1121, Albany, NY 12203. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.

PUBLIC NOTICE New York City Dept. of Consumer Affairs Notice of Public Hearing Notice is hereby given, pursuant to law, that the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs will hold a public hearing on WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15TH, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at 42 Broadway, 5th floor, on a petition for 2ND CITY SECOND AVE. LLC to ESTABLISH, MAINTAIN, AND OPERATE an unenclosed sidewalk cafe at 1752 2ND AVE in the Borough of Manhattan for a term of two years. REQUEST FOR COPIES OF THE REVOCABLE CONSENT AGREEMENT MAY BE ADDRESSED TO: DEPT. OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS, 42 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NY 10004 ATTN: FOIL OFFICER

October 16, 2017 Notice of Qualification of WOWZA MEDIA SYSTEMS, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/14/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 2/22/12. 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 30 Flatbush TIC LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/3/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 9/14/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of American Cyborg, LLC filed with SSNY 5/24/17. Office: NY County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 308 W. 73rd St., #B, NY, NY 10023. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Notice of Formation of Horowitz PLLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 09/21/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 96 Greenwich St, NY, NY 10006. Purpose: Law. Notice of Qualification of Van Wagner Telecom, LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/02/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 09/29/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Van Wagner Group, LLC, 800 Third Ave., NY, NY 10022. Address to be maintained in DE: 160 Greentree Dr., Ste. 101, Dover, DE 19904. Arts of Org. filed with the Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities.

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Notice of Qualification of 19 WEST 44TH STREET JV, LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) o n 10/11/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 08/04/17. Princ. office of LLC: 430 Park Ave., 12th Fl., NY, NY 10022. 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 122072543, regd. agent upon whom and at which process may be served. DE addr. of LLC: c/o CSC, 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., John B. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity .

Notice of Qualification of 19 WEST 44TH STREET MEZZ IV, LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/11/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 09/11/17. Princ. office of LLC: 430 Park Ave., 12th Fl., NY, NY 10022. 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 122072543, regd. agent upon whom and at which process may be served. DE addr. of LLC: c/o CSC, 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., John B. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

Notice of formation of DON’T SLIP LLC Arts of Org filed with Secy of State of NY (SSNY) 5/12/17. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: LLC, 35 Henry St, Apt 1A, NY, NY 10002. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

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CITY & STATE NEW YORK MANAGEMENT & PUBLISHING CEO Steve Farbman, President & Publisher Tom Allon tallon@cityandstateny.com, Vice President of Strategy Jasmin Freeman, Comptroller David Pirozzi dpirozzi@cityandstateny.com, Business & Operations Manager Patrea Patterson

Who was up and who was down last week

LOSERS EVA MOSKOWITZ State lawmakers have refused to raise the cap on charter schools in recent years, but the public face of New York’s charter movement isn’t coming away empty-handed. Last week, SUNY’s Charter Schools Committee voted in favor of a controversial measure that eases teacher training requirements for the schools it oversees. That includes Moskowitz’s Success Academy Charter Schools, which should make it easier to recruit even more followers to the cause.

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Not so long ago, Joe Girardi was taking the blame for putting the New York Yankees on the brink of elimination. Last week, the team’s players rallied around their embattled manager and came back to vanquish the top-seeded Cleveland Indians. There are plenty of parallels in politics, where anyone who’s down one week can be up the next. Here are the folks on a winning streak – and those who are probably done for the season.

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HARVEY WEINSTEIN After two blockbuster reports from The New York Times and The New Yorker found that Weinstein has sexually harassed and assaulted women for decades, the disgraced producer was kicked off his company’s board. Now the NYPD is on the hunt for more information, since New York does not have a statute of limitations for felony sex crimes. After dodging prosecution the first time from Cy Vance, this loser may finally be going down.

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The Manhattan DA candidate is now the favorite write-in alternative to Cy Vance.

CARL HEASTIE

An environmental group gave the speaker top marks, despite his plastic bag fee snafu.

The Times profiled this former NYPD hero as the poster boy for dishonest cops.

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He’s got his hands full after a film studio emerged as SUNY Poly’s latest dud.

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The Dutchess County executive’s spending plan touts major savings – and no tax hikes. Safe! The Mets come to the rescue of the struggling Syracuse Chiefs and their GM.

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The former deputy secretary of state (and barber) will get free haircuts for 2½ years. New Yorkers turned on the DA after learning he declined to charge Weinstein in 2015.

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every kid in New York City has the fuel they need to succeed.”

Mr. Mayor, Mr. Mayor, What happened to What happened to

ALL ALL CHILDREN? CHILDREN? The Mayor recently launched the

The Mayor recently launched the “Free Lunch for All” program to provide “Free Lunch for All” program to all children with a free lunch. provide Great idea! all But children with a free lunch. Great idea! there’s one BIG problem: But there’s one BIG problem:

Many nonpublic school children are excluded

Many nonpublic school children are excluded from the Mayor’s “universal” program. from the Mayor’s “universal” program.

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Teach Advocacy Network is dedicated to securing government funding to to Teach Advocacy Network is dedicated to securing government funding ensure that Jewish schools areare safer, better andand more affordable. We We areare ensure that Jewish schools safer, better more affordable. fighting for equitable government funding to make a difference for our fighting for equitable government funding to make a difference for our students, families and schools. students, families and schools.

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