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In 2016, City & State published its inaugural list of Manhattan’s most influential political figures. We also identified movers and shakers in the other four boroughs that year, but in some ways the Manhattan list was the hardest one to compile. As we noted at the time, Manhattan is home to many of the world’s most powerful people. But some of them just happen to live there, while others truly have a hand in shaping the borough’s politics and policies. Looking back, there were two striking omissions: former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the developer and reality TV star Donald Trump. Although they both have lived and worked in the borough, a judgment call was made that they transcended Manhattan. Bloomberg had publicly mulled a run for president earlier that year, then made a splashy endorsement of Hillary Clinton. Trump, although it was still seen as a long shot, was weeks away from being elected president. Looking ahead to 2020, the two men just might be sharing national and international headlines. With Bloomberg mulling a run for president yet again, this time as a Democrat, the country could be in for a marquee matchup between two larger-than-life Manhattan businessmen.

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CONTENTS HUDSON YARDS … 6

Unions wield a new weapon against Related Cos.

CY VANCE … 8

Will the DA pursue any other #MeToo cases? GALE BREWER … 12 CELESTE SLOMAN; DON POLLARD/OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

Manhattan’s beloved borough president

POWER 50 … 18

The most influential people in the borough

WINNERS & LOSERS … 46 Who was up and who was down last week


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Latest IT’S OFFICIAL After much speculation, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that Amazon will bring one of its new headquarters to Long Island City, Queens. Nearly $3 billion in tax breaks and subsidies were offered to entice the company. Some lawmakers criticized the plan as corporate welfare for one of the world’s richest companies and because the deal excluded local stakeholders from the process by bypassing the New York City Council. Several local lawmakers even pledged to take legal action if necessary to block the deal.

DOI’S PETERS DISMISSED New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio fired Department of Investigation Commissioner Mark Peters on Friday, after an investigation found he had abused his power, misled the New York City Council and mistreated his employees. Peters was de Blasio’s 2013 campaign treasurer, but their relationship soured after Peters released reports critical of the administration’s response to scandals like lead paint contamination in NYCHA buildings and the sale of a Lower East Side nursing home to a real estate developer. An opportunity to get rid of Peters – which de Blasio had reportedly been considering for some time – came after he fired Anastasia Coleman, the head of an independent office that oversees the school system.

Following major election losses in the state Senate that will relegate them to the minority next year, state Senate Republicans met on Friday to discuss their path forward. Despite a strong challenge from state Sen. Catharine Young, who chairs the conference’s fundraising arm, state Sen. John Flanagan retained his post as Republican leader. Flanagan reportedly garnered 14 votes in the 23-member conference, while Young had nine.

Back & Forth What’s on the top of your agenda, now that Democrats have won a House majority? No. 1 issue: health care. People are very much concerned about health care and protection of (insurance coverage for) pre-existing conditions. But the other issue is housing. So much so in New York.

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Rep. Hakeem Jeffries has been saying if there’s going to be an infrastructure funding bill, NYCHA has to be a part of it. That’s right. And that’s what Maxine Waters and I have discussed with (House Democratic Leader) Nancy Pelosi. Public housing must be part of any infrastructure bill. And we’re talking about $1 trillion for bridges and roads. And I even will raise the issue about funding for modernizing public schools in our country.

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So public housing funding, public school refurbishment … what other funding priorities do you have? I would love to see that we move beyond the feasibility study of the Gowanus Tunnel. That was discussed a long time ago. (In 1998), I secured $18 million for that with (former Gov. George) Pataki to take down the Gowanus Expressway because of the congestion and the environmental implications. But that’s a big-ticket item. There is a need for federal funding for resiliency of the coastline of the Lower East Side and Red Hook. We cannot sit and wait for the next hurricane to look at how we can put (in) an integrated flood system. Otherwise you’re going to have a Category 1 hurricane flood all the public housing again. That type of project is costly. But the long-term benefits, you just can’t measure.

“We’re here to say to Amazon, take that welcome mat that was rolled out for you yesterday, put it back in the package it came in and send it back to Seattle where it belongs.” — state Sen. MICHAEL GIANARIS, at a protest against the Amazon deal, via the New York Post Get the kicker every morning in CITY & STATE’S FIRST READ email. Sign up at cityandstateny.com.

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After the Election Day rush and a working *wink* vacation in Puerto Rico, New York politicians can take a break and think about what they’re thankful for this holiday season. We have some suggestions, in case they’re too busy kneeling at Jeff Bezos’ feet.

REP.-ELECT ALEXANDRIA OCASIOCORTEZ: FOR VIRGINIA REAL ESTATE Amazon isn’t the only one with a second home in Virginia. And could the soon-to-be Queens congresswoman have pulled off the upset of the decade if her opponent, Rep. Joe Crowley, was knocking on doors in the district instead of spending time in Arlington?

STATE SENATE DEMOCRATIC LEADER ANDREA STEWART-COUSINS: FOR DONALD TRUMP Democrats have been blocked from the state Senate majority for years by the thinnest of margins – and by state Sen. Simcha Felder and those IDC turncoats. What finally turned the tables to give them a huge majority? Voters fired up by the widely despised president.

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We know son Dante played a big role in getting New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio elected, but Chirlane McCray is flying high in her husband’s second term, traveling from sea to shining sea on the taxpayer dime to promote her mental health support program.

BROOKLYN BOROUGH PRESIDENT ERIC ADAMS, BRONX BOROUGH PRESIDENT RUBEN DIAZ JR., NEW YORK CITY COMPTROLLER SCOTT STRINGER: FOR TISH JAMES

Letitia James’ state attorney general victory presumably takes her out of the New York City mayor’s race for 2021, and the top three candidates for Gracie Mansion all must think her victory is a boost to their campaigns. Who actually benefits? Ask us again in three years.

REP. CHRIS COLLINS: FOR TRIAL DELAYS

Right to a speedy trial? No thanks for the recently re-elected Republican member of Congress. His insider trading trial isn’t scheduled until February 2020, and with some luck and inevitable delays, he may be able to serve his entire two-year term before appearing in court.

REP. HAKEEM JEFFRIES: FOR ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ

Not that the Brooklyn rising star would ever say it, but Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s stunning upset of Crowley also opens up the position of House Democratic Caucus chair – and now Jeffries is a front-runner for the job, which is the No. 4 position in the conference.

AMAZON CEO JEFF BEZOS: FOR ANDREW CUOMO What do you give the man who has everything? Tax breaks. So Jeff Bezos must be beaming over the $3 billion package that New York cobbled together to bring half of the tech giant’s second headquarters to Cuomo’s home borough.


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IN THE the public financial support that Related receives for projects citywide. In response, Related, and its longtime billionaire chairman Stephen Ross, may take on a divide-and-conquer strategy that aims to break the council’s hold on labor at Hudson Yards. If they win, it would a major breakthrough for nonunion labor in commercial construction projects across the city. As the social media campaign and pro-union movement enters its second year, there are signs that the council has succeeded in creating some alliances that might help it win its war against Related – even if it loses the battle over exclusive union work at 50 Hudson Yards. In the past year, the #CountMeIn campaign has morphed into a wider movement to generate support for organized labor at large. This includes extracting public promises of support from powerful figures like Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, and a City Council resolution with 21 co-sponsors that asserts that what happens at Hudson Yards is a referendum on the identity of the city as a bastion of organized labor itself – and that public financial support for real estate developers should be a means of protecting that. “There should be obligations attached to that,” Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York President Gary LaBarbera said. “One of which should be the creation of good, strong middle-class

Unions take aim at public subsidies for Related Cos.’ megaproject. By Zach Williams

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N EXCHANGE FOR billions of dollars worth of taxpayer-funded support for commercial and residential projects across New York City, local and state governments expect many things from Related Cos. – one of the world’s largest real estate developers. Affordable housing and economic activity in underdeveloped areas are two examples, but at 50 Hudson Yards, a coalition of unions representing 100,000 workers citywide reckons that public money should also buy organized labor the exclusive right to do all the work it takes to make the $25 billion Hudson Yards project happen. That source of friction has sparked a war of attrition between Related and the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York, the umbrella group for construction unions in New York City. For the past year, the council has staged regular pickets on the West Side of Manhattan and rallies with elected officials under the hashtag #CountMeIn, as part of an effort to get a project labor agreement at the $4 billion 50 Hudson Yards project. With the conflict locked in a stalemate, the unions have turned to highlighting

jobs and in turn their undermining (of) good strong middle-class jobs with careers.” According to an analysis shared with City & State by the Building and Construction Trades Council, Related has received $4.6 billion in tax breaks, subsidies and discretionary funding in recent years from local and state sources. This includes $1.1 billion in assistance from the Empire State Development Corp., $1.5 billion from the state Housing Finance Agency and $687 million from New York City Economic Development Corp. and New York City Industrial Development Agency. Overall, about two-thirds of the $4.6 billion comes from state sources. Funded projects included residential buildings in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens, in addition to work at Hudson Yards and Moynihan Station. Related did not respond to multiple requests for comment on its level of support from state and local government agencies, and associated nonprofits like the EDC and IDA. The findings of that analysis also seemed to be reflected in the New York City Council resolution that was proposed last month. The city “has invested millions of dollars into the Hudson Yards development, according to the #CountMeIn movement,” reads the resolution that was proposed on Oct. 17 by City Councilman Costa Constantinides, one of several elected officials who joined union members in front of City Hall that day. “Related Cos.’ attempted union-busting efforts are counter to what New York City is – built on the back of organized labor,” Constantinides said at the rally, according to a press release. “Trying to construct one of New York’s most defining projects with non-


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WAR union labor is a serious threat to the future of our middle class. I am proud to support our building trades against cost-cutting developers, so you can count me in.” These remarks were just one example from a year’s worth of supportive statements by elected leaders, including Cuomo and Johnson. Though they have offered nominal support for organized labor, elected officials thus far have not concretely added to the pressure against Related – “not that we’ve asked them to,” LaBarbera said. Representatives for Johnson, Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio did not directly respond to questions about whether any concrete action would be taken to compel Related to come to an agreement with the trades council, though there is general agreement that should happen. “Like any labor dispute, we urge Related Companies and the Building and Construction Trades Council to meet at the table and keep a respectful dynamic to resolve any issues,” Raul Contreras, a spokesman for de Blasio, wrote in an email. But the battle between Related and the trades council has long lacked civility. This past month, a representative of Related accused LaBarbera of “malicious name-calling” and spreading “fake news” after LaBarbera said Hudson Yards was falling behind schedule. This followed Related’s filing of a lawsuit against the trades council, accusing it of inflating costs at Hudson Yards by $100 million. The two sides had signed a 2013 project labor agreement that guaranteed that only union labor would be used during the first phase of the Hudson Yards project. Related now wants to make separate deals

with each union, as it already done with a union representing carpenters. The 2013 agreement came at a time when LaBarbera said he had a cordial, if strictly professional, relationship with Related’s billionaire leader. But all of that changed in later years, starting with one comment made by Ross at a 2016 Crain’s event. LaBarbera recalled sitting at a table at the midtown Manhattan Sheraton Hotel when Ross said something that LaBarbera found shocking. “The good news is today, New York is becoming more of an open shop city,” Ross said, referencing the emerging practice of using both union and nonunion laborers at construction sites. LaBarbera quickly denounced the statement once he had a chance to speak on a panel at the event. “To hear a developer, Steve Ross, say it’s a good thing that the city is open shop and costs are coming down, that’s saying it’s a good thing that wages are going down in the city of New York, that workers are being exploited every day, they’re being put on job sites with no training, no benefits – in my view, that is the worst thing for the city of New York,” LaBarbera said, according to Crain’s. Organized labor has suffered several blows in recent years, whether through declining membership in many industries or the U.S. Supreme Court’s Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 decision this year, which some observers say opened a “Pandora’s box” for public sector unions. But it’s unclear to what extent unions have lost ground in commercial construction because reliable data is lacking and anecdotal

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Union workers rally outside the offices of Related Cos., left, while Laurie Beckelman, associate director of The Shed, an arts space at Hudson Yards, describes ongoing construction.

evidence is mixed in New York City. LaBarbera claimed that unions maintain a firm hold on their overwhelming share of commercial construction jobs citywide. Others said a quick take on a complicated situation suggests otherwise: “If you’re talking about 2018 compared to a decade ago or compared to the 1980s, undoubtedly the nonunion share of overall construction activity has increased,” James Parrott, director of economic and fiscal policies at The New School’s Center for New York City Affairs, told City & State in September. “But other than some sort of vague statement like that, I’m not ready to put numbers behind anything.” Two things, however, are clear. The first is that Hudson Yards will signal whether or not nonunion labor can make serious inroads into a construction sector that has long been the domain of organized labor in New York City. The other takeaway is that public financing for projects using nonunion labor has become an issue in that fight. There is little hope that Related and the Building and Construction Trades Council can make peace, considering both sides’ positions in an “existential” fight, according to LaBarbera. Lawsuits are ongoing. Protests are planned. Nonunion labor is still at work, and organized labor recognizes the big stake it has to push them off the job at 50 Hudson Yards. “It’s really a dispute that’s consistent with the history of labor and capital,” LaBarbera said. “I don’t think anything is going to change anytime soon.”


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CY VANCE’S BLIND SPOT It’s hard to prosecute sexual assault allegations and critics aren’t sure if the Manhattan DA really wants to.

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S THE #METOO movement seeks justice after a year of revelations, some of that burden has fallen to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., who upholds public safety in a place that is home to some of the most powerful men in the world. But Vance’s office has been struggling to meet the expectations that publicly shamed sex abusers will be brought to justice, despite what would seem like no shortage of opportunities. Many incidents and accusations that have surfaced as an outgrowth of the #MeToo movement occurred in Manhattan apartments, offices, bars or comedy clubs. Comedian Louis C.K. was accused of masturbating in front of female comedians and verbally abusing them, former “CBS This Morning” host Charlie Rose was accused by 27 women of sexual harassment, and NBC’s “Today” host Matt Lauer was fired after his employer determined he had perpetrated years of workplace harassment and allegedly pressured female employees to have sex with him. The NYPD opened a criminal investigation into restaurateur

Mario Batali this spring after Eater reported four employees accused the celebrity chef of groping them, including an incident that was said to have occurred a year ago. Mark Halperin was accused in October 2017 of having propositioned employees for sex, forcibly kissing one woman, and pressing his body against other staffers years earlier when he worked for ABC News, according to five women who worked with him. And CBS Chairman and CEO Les Moonves stepped down in September after 12 women accused the media mogul of unwanted sexual advances or forcing them to perform oral sex on him. Over at Fox News’ office, former Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes and primetime host Bill O’Reilly were ousted in sexual harassment scandals. Of course, Fox’s favorite president has been accused of assault by 20 women, and many of those incidents allegedly occurred in Manhattan. Vance indicted movie producer Harvey Weinstein in May, but he has failed to bring cases against a number of additional alleged celebrity perverts. Those hoping to see a parade of predators marching through Manhattan courthouses next year may be disappointed. Many of the alleged predations are not necessarily criminal, or would be very difficult – even impossible – to prosecute. The state removed the statute of limitations for rape, criminal sex acts and aggravated sexual abuse cases in 2006, but the limitation for other felony sex crimes remains five years, and rapes that occurred before 2006 cannot be prosecuted retroactively. That’s why Lauer may not see a courtroom, since the incident in which he allegedly trapped and

sexually abused a female employee in his office reportedly occurred in 2001. Other harassing behaviors – such as verbal taunting, sending explicit photos or videos, and making unwanted sexual advances in the workplace – aren’t necessarily crimes but can get a perpetrator fired or sued in civil court. Prosecutors depend on accusers coming forward and filing complaints with police before they’re able to press charges. An NYPD spokeswoman wouldn’t divulge whether detectives were on the trail of any #MeToo offenders, although other abuse cases could roll through the courts soon, Vance’s office said, and the public should be patient. “Just as important are the dozens of sex crimes we prosecute each year with defendants that are not famous, and survivors that are not famous,” said Manhattan District Attorney spokesman Danny Frost, pointing to a work-related sexual violence team the office launched in January. But some advocates who expected prosecutors to hold the city’s powerful defendants accountable question Vance’s commitment to getting justice for the victims of powerful men, noting that they have been alarmed by favorable plea deals and cases that weren’t pursued in the past. Prosecutors charged International Monetary Fund head Dominique Strauss-Kahn with sexually assaulting a hotel maid in 2011 but Vance dropped the case because he wasn’t sure what happened. In 2015, police were close to arresting Weinstein after a model accused him of groping her and recorded a conversation with him apologizing for his behavior. Instead, prosecutors reportedly berated the witness and didn’t pursue criminal charges.


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In 2016, prosecutors reached a plea agreement with Dr. Robert Hadden, a gynecologist at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, after 19 women accused him of groping and licking them while examining them in his office. The agreement involved no jail time or probation – or any penalty at all besides relinquishing his medical license. One of those women, Marissa Hoechstetter, said Vance and his prosecutors sought to protect the medical institution over the victims. She said the office has a pattern of protecting powerful interests. “It’s frankly traumatic to me,” she told City & State. “There’s (a) pattern of evidence of them under or not prosecuting people connected to institutions or powerful people. Whether it’s real or it appears that way, they have to address that.” Even the Weinstein case may be in danger. A detective did not give prosecutors a key piece of evidence and an interview with a complainant’s friend that contradicted her story led a judge to take away part of Weinstein’s indictment. Weinstein’s attorney Benjamin Brafman is now arguing for the judge to throw out all charges. Prosecutors are “moving full steam ahead” in their case against Weinstein and will “protect those who are preyed upon as well as the integrity of the process,” Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Joan Illuzzi said in court last month. “We are the only prosecutor’s office in the world that is prosecuting Mr. Weinstein, despite reported investigations in several cities around the globe,” Frost, the Vance spokesman, told City & State. “Also, the judge sets the motion schedule and trial schedule, not the prosecutor.” But the evidence bungling is exacerbat-

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ing an already strained relationship be- have certain criminal defense attorneys who tween Manhattan prosecutors and the are donors of his get one kind of treatment NYPD’s sex crimes unit, which began to and poor people get another form of justice.” The matter already attracted the attention fray when prosecutors failed to follow a credible sexual assault accusation against of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who ordered state Attorney General Barbara Underwood to Weinstein in 2015. Some argue that even if Vance nails Wein- examine Vance’s handling of the Weinstein stein or other prominent alleged sexual abus- case once the criminal charges are resolved. ers now, it’s still too late. “The primary Cuomo also took the assault investigation mistake was not prosecuting Harvey Wein- against then-New York Attorney General stein in 2015, when they had sufficient evi- Eric Schneiderman, who was accused of dodence and audiotape of sexual assault,” said mestic violence by multiple ex-girlfriends, Manhattan Democratic Assemblyman Dan out of Vance’s jurisdiction and transferred it Quart, who is a rumored potential candidate to Nassau County District Attorney Madeagainst Vance in 2021. “He’s failed to hold line Singas, adding to the perception that Vance couldn’t be trusted with the wealthy and well-connecta well-publicized sex crimes ed accountable. As a ManhatThough Vance case. (Singas announced in tanite, I know what I’ve seen for indicted Harvey Weinstein, men like early November that she would nine years – men of wealth who Mario Batali, above, not bring charges.) and Les Moonves, left, Of course, these cases are exhave faced no legal traordinarily difficult to invesrepercussions for their tigate and prosecute. There are purported actions. often no eyewitnesses, there may not be enough physical evidence and a victim’s recollection can change. “Officers have to be trained to think about these cases differently,” said New York City Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal of Manhattan, whose bill requiring sex crimes officers to receive victim-centered training recently passed the City Council. “They are so much more complex than any other crime because you have a different type of trauma that the victim is suffering from and that results in people’s behavior changing over time.” Victims should not expect prosecutors to look out for their interests first, advocates say. “They’re not going to advocate for you,” Hoechstetter said. “They look at you as a threat to their winning record, how big of a deal is this going to be and how much work will there be.”

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ALE BREWER’S PEERS in politics are in awe of her public schedule, holding the Manhattan borough president’s endurance in an esteem most people reserve for Olympic marathon runners or Bruce Springsteen on a world tour. “I would be dead if I had Gale Brewer’s schedule every single day,” said New York City Councilman Keith Powers, of Manhattan. “The running joke is that Gale Brewer has a clone,” echoed New York City Councilwoman Carlina Rivera, also of Manhattan. “She’s everywhere. She always makes an appearance.” “Gale is amazing! I don’t know how she keeps up,” said Manhattan Councilwoman Margaret Chin. “When I go to events with her, especially in the evening, I’ll say, ‘Gale, this is my last one. I’m going home.’ And she’s still got four or five on her list.” Her constant presence at events – her hustle – is

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one of the reasons why Brewer is the most beloved politician in New York City. Ask anyone involved in government, from voters to staffers to journalists to politicians, and you’ll hear a chorus of praise. She’s always there, she’s smart, she’s brutally honest and – oh yeah – she actually seems like a good person. Few politicians can find that balance, and even fewer can do it without appearing too ambitious. “Everybody loves her,” Chin said. “She’s a role model that we all learn from.” Brewer’s nightly schedule is impressive, hopping from a gala to a political club to a community board meeting to a public debate. But her longevity is just as impressive, and just as important to her sterling reputation. Brewer, 67, has been working in New York City government for more than four decades, starting in the city Parks Department during John Lindsay’s mayoralty, and hopping from building to building in the vicinity of City Hall for decades, including 12 years as chief of staff to then-New York City Councilwoman Ruth Messinger and 12 years as a city councilwoman herself, before being elected borough president in 2013. Her 46-year streak was broken only by a brief stint working for a nonprofit housing developer, and even then, she was still serving on her Upper West Side community board. Her years of service has its benefits. “She knows everyone. She has worked with everyone,” Manhattan City Councilman Ben Kallos said. “She has been in government for her entire life, and she is a force of nature.” It’s never more obvious than at those nonstop events, as people from every corner of the city, even those unlucky folks who have to take bridges and tunnels into Manhattan, tell her about their new jobs, their latest problem with city government or their latest neighborhood concern. She seems to savor the conversation and the gossip, but she makes it clear that work is always on her mind by showing up with work in hand – literally. She’s constantly carrying bags, filled with briefings, papers, whatever else she needs to read. And it isn’t for show. She’s regularly described as one of the smartest people in New York politics. But above all else, her driving reason for going to all these events is to keep the organizers happy. She used to be one of them, a civically engaged New Yorker going out on a limb by inviting an elected official to her fundraiser, political debate, community board meeting or civic happy hour. “I know what it’s like when you ask somebody to show up,” she said during a recent phone interview. “And (whether) they show up, or they don’t show up, it means a lot.”

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F THERE’S ONE EXCEPTION to the Gale Brewer love fest, it’s real estate developers, who would prefer that Brewer did a little less “showing up.” As borough president, Brewer has an advisory vote on Manhattan projects going through the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure, or ULURP. It’s a vote she has used, consistently,

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THE MATRIARCH OF MANHATTAN Brewer has mentored thousands of aspiring politicos. Here are a few that went on to bigger things. By Annie McDonough It’s unclear exactly how many interns Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer has had in her career – some estimate 1,000, others guess the number is as high as 10,000. When you have up to 150 interns at one time, it’s easy to lose track. No matter how many there have been, Brewer’s former interns have graduated to myriad powerful positions both inside and outside of New York, extending Brewer’s influence beyond the borough president’s office.

EMMA WOLFE As New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s chief of staff, Emma Wolfe has the ear of a whole host of New York politicians, but it’s Brewer who Wolfe credits with sparking her interest in politics and community organizing after she took a class taught by Brewer at Barnard College.

MARK PETERS Once an intern for Brewer when she served as chief of staff to then-New York City Councilwoman Ruth Messinger, Mark Peters was New York City’s top investigator – until he was fired Friday. Peters took office as Department of Investigation commissioner in 2014, where he had oversight of more than 300,000 city employees.

JONATHAN BING Before he was an assemblyman representing the 73rd District from 2003 to 2011, Jonathan Bing was another Brewer intern. Bing is now a principal at Jackson Lewis P.C., extending Brewer’s reach to the private sector.

SAM WONG Sam Wong is just one of Brewer’s former interns who have branched out beyond New York – he worked as a data scientist at New York City Transit before lending his expertise to the Bay Area Rapid Transit system in San Francisco.

RICHARD DAVID Now a district leader in Queens, Richard David is part of a contingent of former Brewer interns who are ready to run for office themselves. Last year, David lost a close Democratic primary race for New York City Council to Adrienne Adams.

BENJAMIN HOWARD-COOPER Another of Brewer’s interns who has migrated to the private sector, Benjamin Howard-Cooper is an assistant vice president and manager at Moody’s Investors Service. Now stationed in Moody’s Paris office, Howard-Cooper is well-suited to be a part of Brewer’s international alumni network.

HIRO SENDA Like Howard-Cooper, Hiro Senda is in the class of former interns who have moved beyond both politics and the United States – Senda now works in Netflix’s legal department in Tokyo.

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to oppose major projects, like the 2018 rezoning of Inwood, or to attempt to scale them down, like a planned tower for the South Street Seaport. She said a lot of factors go into in her decisions, including an intense focus on building more affordable housing, but her vote often seems to come down to what she is hearing from other Manhattanites at meetings and events. “I do listen to the community, because I think not a lot of people are listening to the community,” she said. And what has she determined? “We don’t want the tallest building in the city. We just don’t. At least, I don’t. Others may.” But to the pro-development set, Brewer is a NIMBY who says not in my backyard to any project, siding with residents of the affected neighborhood over the greater needs of the city. Real estate developers are conspicuously absent from Brewer’s campaign finance reports, both in 2017 when she ran essentially unopposed for re-election, and in 2013, when she beat a crowd-

hope to be a close second.” Kallos emulates Brewer – “I want to be Gale Brewer when I grow up. I say it all the time” – and he means that in another way, too. He’s mulling a run to succeed her as borough president when she reaches the office’s term limit in 2021. Brewer, meanwhile, is rumored to be considering running for her old City Council seat again. Asked to confirm, she avoids her usual straight talk and dodged the question. But she did shut down any thought of pursuing a citywide office. “I love Manhattan,” she said. “I’ll leave it at that. I’m not a five-borough person. I love my borough.”

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“If I could ever build a park or a statue to her one day, I would.” – m a li k w r ight, m a n h at ta n you ng demo cr ats pr esi dent ed field in the Democratic primary. But Brewer has won the respect of some of her toughest critics. “She’s a formidable advocate for her constituents, and she works as hard as anybody I’ve known,” said John Banks, president of the Real Estate Board of New York. Banks has known Brewer for decades, since they both worked in the City Council, and said he has the “utmost respect for her” despite their frequent disagreements. “Gale is 100 percent an honest broker. There’s no b.s. with her,” Banks said. “She tells you what’s on her mind, and she’s open to your ideas and suggestions and points of view.” Brewer’s straight talk could easily come off as brusque, but people in politics who are used to hedging and circuitous language are quick to describe it as one of her best assets. “People actually really appreciate somebody who just gives it to them straight and is honest and thoughtful about it,” Powers said. “Gale Brewer gives me courage to be as honest as I am,” Kallos said. “She is one of the most honest people in politics, and I

passed on Election Day and will institute term limits for community board members. To Brewer, it will be a brain drain, kicking some of the smartest, most engaged citizens from their unpaid, volunteer positions. But to supporters like Kallos, it will allow new voices to join community boards and pave the way for board members, which skew white and older, to better reflect the evolving communities they represent. It would be easy to paint Brewer into that corner. She is, after all, a white woman over 65 from the notoriously politically involved Upper West Side, where everything from landmarking to school integration to a single ugly brownstone becomes a protracted debate. She’s one of the wealthiest elected officials in New York City, with at least $1.6 million tied up in mutual funds, according to her financial disclosure form. Brewer and her husband Cal Snyder, an author, also own a West 95th Street townhouse assessed by the city this year to be worth $4.2  million. She has been working for a long time, she explained to City & State, and had “parents who were very generous.”

But there’s more to Brewer than money. She was spotted recently – without any staff or press – volunteering at Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen in Chelsea. And Brewer knows something about being a generous parent herself. She’s had so many foster children, she loses track of the number. “Maybe 30?” she said, searching her memory. “Twenty-five or 30, I can’t remember.” The range has been even wider in the past. “Around 20,” she told The New York Times in 2017. A 2012 newspaper profile put the count at 35. She has one adopted son, Mo Sumbundu, who carries on the family tradition of working in government at Empire State Development Corp. Whether it’s the cause or an effect of raising so many children, Brewer is great with young adults. She has taken interns across her numerous positions in government and has taught government as an adjunct professor at Hunter College and other city colleges for years. City government is filled with fawning fans, including New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s chief of staff Emma Wolfe. Unsurprisingly, the Manhattan Young Democrats love her as well. Malik Wright, the president of the political club, said her appeal to young people is “Bernie-esque.” “She’s young at heart,” Wright said. “And the fact that she shows up more than anyone else to our programs, to our events, is a testament to how much she cares about young Democrats, young people. If I could ever build a park or a statue to her one day, I would.”

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1 MICHAEL BLOOMBERG FOUNDER AND CEO BLOOMBERG LP

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who still matters a lot in his hometown. Michael Bloomberg, the former three-term mayor of New York City, re-registered last month in the political party where he spent most of his life, a fact that he pointed to in the statement accompanying his latest shift. Bloomberg’s back in the news because of his successful investment ($80 million, at least) in a Democratic congressional majority this year, a move many see as a precursor to a 2020 presidential campaign. Closer to home, New Yorkers think of Bloomberg as the mayor who never quite left power. We live in a city that Bloomberg did much to create during his 12 years in office. We exist in the aftermath of his initiatives. He has spoken proudly of how average life spans rose during his tenure, and how at a pivotal post-9/11 moment, he was somehow able to preside over further reductions in crime – when statistical experts were arguing that the good news just couldn’t get any better. Critics bristled when he took aim at the size of our sodas, but Bloomberg’s New York was a place where big buildings rose and new neighborhoods emerged. Bloomberg remains on the scene to an unusual degree, as do several of his top lieutenants. Patricia Harris, who served as his first deputy mayor, is still executing his ideas as the CEO of Bloomberg Philanthropies. Kevin Sheekey is the global head of communications, government relations and marketing for Bloomberg LP, and continues to push a Bloomberg agenda. Bloomberg’s successor has torn up his predecessor’s playbook less than expected. This summer’s approval of a rezoning in Inwood was a reminder that we still live in Bloomberg’s New York. Some Bloomberg-era efforts took time to materialize; others, like congestion pricing, are still subject to debate. But the man himself, who made his name in Manhattan, still deserves the top spot on our power list.

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2 STEPHEN ROSS CHAIRMAN RELATED COS.

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of Manhattan – and, in turn, he is transforming New York City. He is first among equals when it comes to the city’s real estate developers – especially in Manhattan, where real estate is king. As the chairman and founder of Related Cos., he leads and bankrolls the borough’s $25 billion Hudson Yards redevelopment. This is the kind of futuristic place where he envisions New Yorkers will ultimately live, work and play. Ross, who founded Related in 1972, has also been involved with top city institutions, including Lincoln Center, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and the Real Estate Board of New York. And he is player far beyond New York City. He has billions of dollars’ worth of investments in properties across the country and overseas. His $7.6 billion in estimated net wealth puts him at No. 65 on the Forbes list of wealthiest Americans. Ross is also the owner of the Miami Dolphins football team, where he is constantly striving to win a Super Bowl.

3 KATHRYN WYLDE

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in the room as the president and CEO of the Partnership for New York City. The organization represents business leaders from diverse backgrounds across the five boroughs, and Wylde is known to bring a thoughtful, candid approach to municipal issues. Of course, Manhattan is the hub of much of the city’s business activity. Wylde told City & State that although she does live in Brooklyn, she thinks primarily about Manhattan when she considers where she hopes to have influence. Wylde has a reputation for having access to political players like Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, and her endorsement of a particular policy – such as congestion pricing – is often desired. She underscores that the power brokers that she has known are not collecting power just for the sake of it. Instead, they’re using it, hoping to leave behind tangible results for other people. In her own work, she has managed and developed affordable housing programs across the five boroughs, and is an internationally recognized urban policy expert.


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4 BILL THOMPSON CHAIRMAN CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK BOARD OF TRUSTEES THE FORMER New York City comptroller and two‑time

mayoral contender has found a new identity and fresh challenges as the chairman of the board of trustees for the City University of New York. With CUNY looking for a new chancellor following the exit of James Milliken, Thompson has emerged as a voice for both stability and change for the venerable institution, which educates hundreds of thou‑ sands of students at 25 campuses across the city. At a time when Gov. Andrew Cuomo and others have moved toward free tuition for some students, Thompson oversees a system that was once known for providing it – and many advocates are eager for a new golden age. Thompson has been known for decades for being deeply imbedded in Brooklyn, where he grew up, but he has long since relocated to Manhattan. One draw of the borough? He is also the chief administrative officer at the investment firm Siebert Cisneros Shank & Co. LLC, and his wife, Elsie McCabe Thompson, now runs the New York City Mission Society – both of which are based in Manhattan.

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PRESIDENT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY president and a leader when it comes to making an impact on the university’s hometown. Bollinger is multifaceted: He is a leading First Amendment scholar who has advocated in support of journalists during an era when the free press is under attack. In July 2010, he was appointed chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. At Columbia, he has presided over a sometimes controversial expan‑ sion up to Manhattanville, inspiring debate about town‑gown relationships and infringement into Harlem’s far West Side. But he’s not afraid of debate, having netted headlines as far back as 2007, when he invited the president of Iran to speak on campus. When he says he’s an advocate for free speech, he means it. A vocal supporter of affirmative action, Bollinger warned last month that race‑inclusive policies in college admissions could be coming to an end due to changes on the U.S. Supreme Court. His leadership on affirmative action earned him the National Equal Justice Award from the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.

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6 ANDREW HAMILTON PRESIDENT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY HE MADE a name for himself first as a chemist, but in January 2016 Andrew Hamilton became a Manhattan power broker. Now as president at New York University, he has confronted the traditional tensions that can crop up between a university and its neighborhood. The school’s controversial $1.9 million expansion was criticized by Greenwich Village residents for offering the community too little benefit in exchange for the university’s massive footprint. Previously, as a vice chancellor at Oxford University, he dealt with university governance and faculty relations, launched a new school of government and helped renovate libraries and museums. Earlier in his career, he served as provost of Yale University, where he bolstered the science curriculum and increased recruitment of women and underrepresented minorities. He began his career teaching chemistry at Princeton University, the University of Pittsburgh and Yale. Hamilton studied the intersection of organic and biological chemistry and received the Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award from the American Chemical Society.

7 SURI KASIRER

THERE ARE lobbyists, and then there’s Suri Kasirer. She understands how the different areas of New York work and can push for practical change, whether it’s in the real estate, technology, education, hospitality, cultural or nonprofit realms. Her eponymous consultancy, Kasirer, is headquartered in Tribeca, but its clients stretch across the five boroughs. In recent years, her firm has been the top lobbying firm in New York City by revenue – and she has matched that by taking the top spot with state lobbying in Albany too. The Yeshiva University graduate created her premiere lobbying firm by emphasizing her experience with, and knowledge about, state and local government. Kasirer has worked as a teacher, a political operative, an aide to then-Gov. Mario Cuomo and has cultivated ties with influential politicians like New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson. She is known as a force on boards like Citymeals on Wheels and the New York Building Foundation. She speaks Spanish, Hebrew and – maybe more than anything – has the ability to speak directly to New York power.

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8 JAMES CAPALINO CEO CAPALINO+COMPANY JAMES CAPALINO and his top-notch lobbying team

have garnered headlines for transforming the High Line from an abandoned railway on Manhattan’s West Side to a popular public park. But that wasn’t the first dramatic transition in the life of Capalino, who made a name for himself during Ed Koch’s administration as the commissioner of the Department of General Services. After that, he never really left the public and political life of New York City, becoming a lobbyist known as an insider’s insider. His government relations and consulting firm takes on a huge range of tasks, delivering results. He helps businesses and nonprofits, including Nike, the Rudin family and the Times Square Alliance, and does it all, he insists, as a “bastion of intellectual honesty,” thanks to his employees. The firm has also carved out niches in areas less likely to make headlines, such as contracting for firms owned by women or minorities. The firm has consistently ranked as one of the top two New York City lobbyists, while also ranking as one of the top 10 lobbyists in Albany.

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and served as the Bronx Democratic Party chairman. A decade later, the pair brought on Eduardo Castell, who has helped run campaigns for the likes of Bill Thompson, Eric Gonzalez and Letitia James. The firm has been in the spotlight recently for its ties to the Broadway hit “Hamilton” – Miranda is the father of the show’s creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda – but MirRam was already famous in New York’s political circles for its community roots, effective campaigns and influential connections.

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10 A.G. SULZBERGER PUBLISHER THE NEW YORK TIMES THE NEXT generation took over at The New York

Times at the start of the year. On Jan. 1, a letter from newly installed publisher Arthur Gregg Sulzberger – known as “A.G.” – was printed in the Times. He took aim immediately at our era of “misinformation,” putting on notice those who peddle in fake news, or the rising notion that mainstream news is fake. By July, Sulzberger was in the news for his White House meeting with President Donald Trump, where the new Times leader said he told Trump directly that his rhetoric against the press will lead to violence. Run by the same family for decades, the modern Times remains the place where many people who run Manhattan start their day – only now that relationship is more likely to start on a smartphone than with a newspaper. Sulzberger, a former reporter at the Times and a champion of change in the digital age, certainly recognizes that shift. He aims to link old needed standards to a new age.

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EDWARD C. Wallace has become a mainstay on City & State’s power lists, and there are a number of reasons why. He’s mattered in Manhattan since making a name for himself as a key city government figure, serving as the chief of staff to then-New York City Council President Carol Bellamy during the late 1970s. Developers, corporations and nonprofits turn to Wallace, who is now co-chairman of the New York office of Greenberg Traurig, for advice on traversing the difficult world of city politics.

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at least when it comes to Steven Rubenstein’s commitment to New York City. Rubenstein manages the day-to-day operations of the agency made famous by his father, Howard. Steven Rubenstein has been on staff since 1992, and his reach extends to business, media, sports, real estate, health care and education. This year, he took on the high-profile role as chairman of the Association for a Better New York, which is a venue for discussing matters of great consequence.

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Michael J. Dowling is a key player in the health care realm, and not just for overseeing Northwell Health. The 66,000-employee behemoth has 23 hospitals and describes itself as New York state’s largest private sector employer. Dowling became president and CEO in 2002 and has become an influential figure in the 16 years since then. The 2017 grand marshall of the New York City St. Patrick’s Day parade, he’s a regular on health policy power lists for good reason.

FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT EXTELL DEVELOPMENT CO. time, Gary Barnett and Extell Development have become a part of the city’s landscape. He’s arguably one of the few key figures making the Wild West (Side) a residential, commercial and cultural destination for New Yorkers. But Extell has been known for other buildings heading skyward when other construction companies were not sure that the Manhattan of the future would likely be so tall. Barnett knows how to get things built, bureaucracy be damned.

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AS SL Green Realty Corp.’s CEO, Marc Holliday has established himself in New York City’s powerful real estate sector. SL Green is reportedly the city’s largest office landlord, making Holliday someone with instant authority. He knows how to weigh in on the subject that strikes close to home for New Yorkers – real estate – because it is home. As the city’s landscape changes with future development, more and more people on the power list will likely be making calls to Holliday.

FOUNDER AND CEO TUSK HOLDINGS BRADLEY TUSK

came out this fall with a new book, “The Fixer: My Adventures Saving Startups from Death by Politics.” And it’s as a fixer that Tusk served as a municipal master to Michael Bloomberg during his years as mayor. Tusk still understands power enough to be wary of returning to the partisan limelight, but he’s become a go-to consultant teaching big-name clients like Uber how to navigate New York’s corridors of power. Now he’s sharing what he knows with others.

CHAIRMAN AND CEO SIDEWALK LABS

HE WAS Bloomberg’s brain and perhaps still would be – if the former mayor hadn’t been brainy enough himself. Today, Dan Doctoroff, a deputy mayor in the Bloomberg administration and former president and CEO of Bloomberg LP, is the chairman and CEO of Sidewalk Labs, a company that lives at the corner of technology and urban life. Sounds perfect for an urban planner and someone who thinks big, such as when he predicted the far West Side would become a key building block for Manhattan.

EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN AND CEO THE MADISON SQUARE GARDEN CO. IN HIS day job as executive chairman and CEO of The Madison Square Garden Co., James Dolan can grab attention in a business story or a sports report. But he may increasingly find himself in the news section, as Madison Square Garden’s longterm viability – where it should be, whether it might be relocated and what the area around New York Penn Station should look like a few years from now – becomes even more of an issue in the New York City Council and in Albany.

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perch at Rudin Management Co. and its premier properties, William Rudin has a commanding view of the city he loves. This pro-business force is known for a startling range of civic-minded roles. He is the new Real Estate Board of New York chairman, he used to chair the Association for a Better New York, and he serves on the Council on Foreign Relations – maintaining a global scope to his work without forgetting his hometown responsibilities.

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PRESIDENT AND CEO TISHMAN SPEYER Rob Speyer inherited the mantle from his father Jerry Speyer. The family tradition of both management success and political and cultural involvement continues. When it comes to real estate, Tishman Speyer continues to hold center stage, with Rob Speyer leading the company toward a new era of residential and commercial construction. He recently wrapped up an effective five-year run as chairman of the influential Real Estate Board of New York. Expect his reputation to grow with the city’s skyline.

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DIRECTOR OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS GOOGLE NEW YORK AS GOOGLE New York’s top external affairs official, William Floyd is a big deal at a company that’s a big deal – and is set to have an even bigger footprint in Manhattan. A link between Google and New York, Floyd helped the company gain a foothold in New York’s tech sector while increasing its stature as a notable neighbor on Eighth Avenue in Manhattan. All signs suggest Floyd and Google will rival Amazon as the city’s next-gen establishment.

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is routinely recognized as a great value for students, and it has a reputation as a first among equals in the CUNY system. Hunter’s president, Jennifer Raab, has earned kudos for her success in fundraising at Hunter while maintaining academic standards and continuing to be seen as a key New York City figure when it comes to educational policy. Like Hunter itself, she is viewed as a leader when it comes to CUNY politics and power.

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENTS THE TRUMP ORGANIZATION WHEN THEIR dad got another gig, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump took over at The Trump Organization. The public never saw the president’s tax returns, and questions loom about what impact the Trump presidency is having on the family business. That issue will only continue to attract scrutiny in the years ahead. In the meantime, the brothers Trump remain the most obvious manifestation of America’s #MAGA moment in their hometown.

PRESIDENT AND CEO NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY IN JULY 2011, Anthony Marx became the president and CEO at the New York Public Library. Since then he has helped library planners wrestle with whether and how to renovate the main branch on Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, and has played a role in the increasing awareness of how libraries make a difference in communities. He also briefly emerged as a candidate for the CUNY chancellor post, but ultimately decided to stay put at the library.

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the 10th anniversary of Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s tenure as archbishop of New York. He’s been a key player – and a barometer of how church philosophy shifts over time, or at least how the explanations of church policies do. Dolan has earned his stripes as someone who can talk about topics large and small, from the church’s sex abuse crisis to the latest city government maneuvers.

column, Errol Louis gives his opinions and perspectives. But it’s his role as political anchor at NY1, especially his nightly political show “Inside City Hall,” that really gives him a platform. He’s the influential New Yorker regularly watched by other influential New Yorkers. With grace and warmth, and a sense that municipal matters play out in the lives of real people across five boroughs, Louis keeps us informed about what’s working at City Hall – and what’s not.

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Win, Christine Quinn remains involved in critical issues across New York City. In a sense, the former City Council speaker is back to her roots, advocating for change and assistance for the people who need it most. For the onetime mayoral front-runner, those who watch her work – and her ties to influential politicians like Gov. Andrew Cuomo – cannot help but wonder if she has another run for office in her, municipal or otherwise.

PRESIDENT ALLIANCE FOR DOWNTOWN NEW YORK A FORMER New York

City councilwoman in an earlier era, Jessica Lappin of the Upper East Side has since settled a little further south at the Alliance for Downtown New York. She has made news in her new spot, and become an effective and outspoken advocate for the downtown district with her old colleagues at City Hall. Informed and articulate, Lappin knows how to generate buzz for her new neighborhoods and the people who live and work there.

SENIOR PARTNER DAVIDOFF HUTCHER & CITRON LLP HE HAS gone from

a precious spot on Richard Nixon’s enemies list to being one of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s trusted advisers and friends. Sid Davidoff is an old hand – he got his start working for another liberal mayor, John Lindsay – who seems to always be finding new respect, and people look to put his expertise to work for their ideas. Another influential ally is Keith Wright, the Manhattan Democratic Party boss who works for Davidoff’s firm.

PRESIDENT, CHAIRMAN AND CEO, RED APPLE GROUP CHAIRWOMAN, MANHATTAN GOP JOHN CATSIMATIDIS’ radio show

is a popular stop for political figures, making the unsuccessful mayoral candidate a bona fide media personality. The grocery store magnate has long aspired to turn his success into something a little more political. His daughter Andrea Catsimatidis has a central role in Manhattan Republican politics, meaning she could be a candidate herself someday.

OUR ISLAND OF MANY HILLS: MANHATTAN Say the word “Manhattan” to me, and I see the skyline I love coming home to. Iconic buildings reaching to new heights, man-made mountains of apartments and commerce pulsing and engulfing an entire island. Fittingly, when the Lenape Indians traveled down the later to be named Hudson River with early Dutch settlers in 1609, they saw an equally dramatic skyline of many green and granite hills. And they called it Manhattan, meaning, Island of Many Hills. Those hills are the literal and historic bedrock that’s enabled the ever-evolving Manhattan landscape to thrive and grow, vertically, but also culturally, economically and technologically. These natural and then steel-enforced peaks and valleys—ebbs and flows—ups and downs are a perfect metaphor for Manhattan and its hold on power and influence. Manhattanites like me know better than anyone that when Wall Street is up, so are we, but we could be down the next day, and when we’re down, the only way back up is to dig deep into our gritty backbones for the strength to stand. We don’t shy away from a challenge. Adversity and

diversity are a part of living in New York. And it’s that very tzheme of living in “New York, New York” that ushers in every grueling marathon of 50,000+ international runners. Historically Manhattanites have survived the Great Fires of 1776, 1835 and 1845, draft riots, race riots and regular riots. We’ve had depressions; recessions; the entire 1970s and at least one Black Monday. We’ve helped one another through 9/11 and every other terrorist attack on our great city. We’ve continued through tornadoes, hurricanes, floods and even Robert Moses. For the majority of the people living in our fair (ahem) city, just getting TO this island in the first place is an almost insurmountable challenge. But Surviving in Manhattan, the most expensive place in the nation, has its own ups and downs Those of us who do find a way to thrive here do so because we joyride on the volatility and constant commotion. It’s like a drug, calling us back to the streets. My borough boasts of 1.6 million residents who have to live with by some estimates six million other humans coming to Manhattan on a daily basis for both work and pleasure. This is a very

unique feature about Manhattan specifically. At any moment I’m outnumbered 6-1 by tourists and commuters. Perhaps Manhattan and Manhattan-living are a grand social experiment in resiliency. New Yorkers may not have time—but we do have stoicism. (And I do not recommend getting on the New York City subway without it.) The power in Manhattan is the strength of its people. It’s the power to adapt; the power to change and the power to host the world’s people every day (whether you like it or not). And so, it seems our earliest Lenape friends, had not only the power of observation, but of prescience. Predicting our undying capacity to rise above every hill—and obstacle.


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AS PRESIDENT of the Ford Foundation, Darren Walker directs a $13 billion philanthropic endowment that draws attention from around the world and seeks positive long-term investments that can make a difference. Beginning his career in international law and finance, he changed course with posts at the Harlem-based Abyssinian Development Corp. and The Rockefeller Foundation. As the co-chairman of New York City’s panel on monuments, he has also thought about what’s worth celebrating and recognizing.

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the Times Square Alliance since 2002, Tim Tompkins knows what it is like when a place like Times Square – the “crossroads of the world” – is at a crossroads itself. He is an expert in urban transformation and is frequently at the center of discussions about how New York City’s evolving urban landscape can draw tourists and satisfy New Yorkers at the same time. He currently teaches urban planning at New York University’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.

PRESIDENT AT&T NEW YORK

of AT&T New York means that Marissa Shorenstein plays a key role in establishing community relations in the nation’s largest city. She has become rooted in the Manhattan power structure. New York City Council members and local leaders look to her when it comes to regulating the technology industry and establishing long-term policies. Expect Shorenstein to speak out even more in the years ahead – and for her words to matter to the people making decisions in Manhattan.

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PRESIDENT BIEDERMAN REDEVELOPMENT VENTURES

IN THE 1980S , Dan

Biederman created the Bryant Park Corp., the 34th Street Partnership and the Grand Central Partnership, and won acclaim for cleaning up Bryant Park and the Grand Central Terminal area. By the 1990s he was described by The New York Times as creating “a sort of mini-empire” in midtown. He no longer runs the Grand Central Partnership, but has opened Biederman Redevelopment Ventures, which exports his “Bryant Park model” to other cities.

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AS PRESIDENT of the New York Landmarks Conservancy, Peg Breen is fighting for more than simple recognition of the past. She wants it to be celebrated. At the conservancy, she has a high-profile gig and might have been expected to coast on earlier successes, but she’s pushed an agenda that keeps landmarks at the forefront of the modern New York mindset. She has helped create a future where we revere our past.

PRESIDENT AND CEO UNITED WAY OF NEW YORK CITY has garnered attention as the first woman to lead the United Way of New York City. The new job came at a challenging time. She began her United Way gig on the day that Superstorm Sandy hit New York City in 2012. Since her arrival, she has helped raise about $11 million in disaster relief, while also putting a new focus on literacy efforts and encouraging a self-sufficiency initiative for low-income New Yorkers.

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We are leading the way for a more resilient and sustainable neighborhood Congratulations to our dear friend and Chief Executive Officer JIM CAPALINO And to all the honorees of City&State’s Manhattan Power 50 Awards

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FOUNDER AND CEO SUCCESS ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOLS WHEN EVA Moskowitz left the New York City Council, she went from debating the merits of charter schools to running one. Since then, Success Academy has made her the frontwoman in the fight to give charters money, space and attention – positioning her as a nemesis of Mayor Bill de Blasio and a focus for players in educational policy. She has found success with Success, and critics and fans alike wonder what might be next.

PRESIDENT AND CEO COMMUNITY SERVICE SOCIETY OF NEW YORK BORN IN the Bed-

ford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, David Jones has never forgotten his roots. He arrived at the Community Service Society in 1986, and ever since, he has remembered the mission of serving low-income New Yorkers. Advocating through columns in media outlets or in person with legislative leaders, Jones has kept his eyes on how policies championed in government would play out on the streets of the city he serves.

PRESIDENT AND CEO NEWYORKPRESBYTERIAN AT NEWYORK-

Presbyterian, Dr. Steven Corwin’s philosophy puts patients first. “A sick human being is a sick human being,” he says – and as president and CEO at NewYork-Presbyterian he has increased awareness about an institution that touches the lives of so many New Yorkers. He has reinforced the hospital’s links to Columbia University and Weill Cornell Medicine while branding his own service with an omnipresent advertising campaign championing success stories.

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Kettering Cancer Center was on the receiving end of some ugly headlines this summer when a key administrator’s commercial links and payments were revealed. In response, President and CEO Craig Thompson resigned from two corporate boards. The facility remains a place where Manhattan wages some of its most effective, lifesaving battles against cancer. Look to the center to continue breaking new ground while putting the bad publicity behind it.


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B.J. JONES took the reins of the Battery Park City Authority earlier this year, amid newfound enthusiasm about what it means to live, work and play in lower Manhattan. He brings experience from a variety of governmental roles, including stints in Georgia, New Jersey and Virginia before joining the Bloomberg administration, where he worked his way up to deputy director of the Mayor’s Office of Operations. He’s now tasked with maintaining the neighborhood of Battery Park City.

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FOR 15 years, Kenneth Davis has led an institution where many Manhattanites see their family doctor in good times and bad. But Davis has made himself invaluable with his own research and passion in the battle against Alzheimer’s disease. His advances and optimistic approach make him a vital part of the city’s ongoing health care debate. He has been critical of a federal proposal that he says would discourage legal immigrants from seeking health care.

PRESIDENT OPEN SOCIETY FOUNDATIONS NEARLY A year ago, Patrick Gaspard was named president of the Open Society Foundations, the philanthropic organization founded by George Soros that promotes democracy and civil society around the globe. Gaspard, who served as U.S. ambassador to South Africa, has strong ties to the Obamas. In New York City, it’s his stint as political director at 1199SEIU and his more recent role as an informal adviser to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio that make him influential.

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takes center stage for Manhattanites – and Elizabeth Smith aims to keep it that way. Smith, who had served on the park conservancy’s board since 2014, took the helm earlier this year and has continued a renaissance in a park that was already in top form. After a career in finance, she served as assistant parks commissioner in the Bloomberg administration. Her husband, Rick Cotton, is the executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

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ished fourth in the Democratic primary for state attorney general, but she knows how to play the long game. The daughter of a former assemblyman, her political background gives her credibility, and she has emerged with a higher profile and greater recognition for her legal background and smarts. Look for Eve to remain relevant, and to serve Verizon as a more prominent advocate.

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PARK EAST Synagogue is a spiritual home to some of Manhattan’s most prominent Jewish residents. Senior Rabbi Arthur Schneier is known around the world for his work promoting peace, tolerance and religious freedom. A Holocaust survivor who has served the synagogue since the 1960s, he also is someone who commands attention when he weighs in on local issues. “When Rabbi Schneier calls,” one knowledgeable insider said, “people listen.”

CHAIRWOMAN, BOARD OF DIRECTORS LINCOLN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS BEING BOARD

chairwoman at Lincoln Center is not the easiest role in the best of times. Now, the center is wrestling with how to renovate key parts of its campus, as a plan to redo Alice Tully Hall proved problematic. So Katherine Farley will have to help find new proposals – and what she decides to do will be a big cultural story for the city next year and beyond. Farley is also the wife of the major Manhattan developer Jerry Speyer.

DIRECTOR THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART more than ever. Serving as the director of The Museum of Modern Art since 1995, Glenn Lowry is one of the most prominent and powerful figures in the city’s cultural landscape. At the helm of one of the biggest cultural attractions in Manhattan, Lowry gets his calls answered and helps set New York City’s artistic agenda, presiding over a staff of more than 750 people and a museum that draws millions of visitors each year.

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT TD BANK

president for TD Bank, Ralph Bumbaca has a view from which to see how power moves and shifts across Manhattan, where the bank has several dozen locations. Bumbaca has had a lengthy career in banking, including as a senior vice president at Banco Popular North America in New York City. The Brooklyn College graduate started out at TD Bank eight years ago handling commercial lending in Brooklyn, and has since been promoted to senior vice president.

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PRESIDENT AND CHIEF CONTRACT ADMINISTRATOR VELEZ ORGANIZATION AS THE president and chief contract administrator at the Velez Organization, Elizabeth Velez has earned a reputation as an expert who understands the alwaysdifficult-in-New-York process of getting a project approved and built. Velez, who has more than two decades of experience in the industry, was also appointed this year to serve on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s advisory commission to tackle the city’s property tax code.


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LISA SUSAN DELLAQUILA KANG

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Organizer Working Families Party

Activist Action Potluck

Co-Executive Director True Blue New York

Co-founder No IDC NY

Contributor The Nation

A valuable organizer for the Working Families Party this year, Ava Benezra took on an increasingly high-profile role in the campaign of Cynthia Nixon, the actress and education activist who ran against Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the Democratic primary and pulled him to the left, even though she ultimately lost. But Benezra demonstrated her political knowledge and ability to reach voters during that race – enough to make her a success story in an unsuccessful campaign.

“I swear, YOU BETTER VOTE – Every. Single. Election,” Nobles Crawford says on his Facebook page. He has been deploying his digital marketing know-how and advertising experience to have a political impact on his hometown. Nobles is known for translating digital influence into votes, especially through his involvement with action potlucks – events aimed at generating discussions and spurring action – in Upper Manhattan and all around New York City this year.

Lisa DellAquila started out as a hotshot lawyer, graduating from Harvard Law School, clerking with the state Court of Appeals and landing at the prestigious firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. She then did education outreach at an Upper Manhattan farmers market and co-founded True Blue New York to oppose the state Senate IDC. She became John Liu’s campaign manager, rushing to get him on the ballot and helping him knock out exIDC state Sen. Tony Avella.

Susan Kang’s day job is as a political science professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and this year she proved that she knows how to put her book smarts to a more practical use. Kang became a key figure at No IDC NY, the group that successfully took aim at the state Senate IDC, which was dissolved earlier this year and whose former members suffered electoral losses. Look for others in search of political change to emulate her work in New York.

Sean McElwee is a writer at The Nation whose arguments – and lively Twitter feed – can range from abolishing ICE (he wants to) to canceling student debt (he also wants to). But McElwee’s ability to frame issues also makes some fans of his work wish that he would take time away from the computer to run for elected office. He is also a co-founder of Data for Progress, which uses “data to illuminate the most important stories in the country.”

COREY ORTEGA

PADMA BARRY SEEMANGAL WEINBERG

ERICA VLADIMER

JESSICA WALKER

Executive Director New York City Council Black, Latino/a, and Asian Caucus

Program and Communications Manager Women’s City Club of New York

Co-founder Sexual Harassment Working Group

President and CEO Manhattan Chamber of Commerce

This year, Erica Vladimer instantly became a highprofile figure in New York’s political circles simply for telling her story, which included accusations of sexual misconduct against state Sen. Jeff Klein. She has established herself as a leading voice in the #MeToo movement and helped establish the Sexual Harassment Working Group, which has come up with specific recommendations on reforming the state’s sexual harassment guidelines.

As president and CEO of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, Jessica Walker knows policy. But she also knows from her work at the chamber – and before that at the Partnership for New York City – how to keep residents, neighborhoods and business leaders in the loop, and explain the views of one group to the others. Walker is a rising force who knows how to serve as a liaison between powerful, invested interests in a community.

Corey Ortega has been engaged in borough politics for years, as a tenant organizer and a staffer to then-Assemblyman Keith Wright. A rising star in the Dominican community, he also served as the director of government and civic affairs for the New York City Veterans Alliance before taking the reins of the New York City Council Black, Latino/a, and Asian Caucus. He’s seen as someone who could serve in elected office sooner rather than later.

Some know her from her time at The New School, while others recognize her work for the Women’s City Club of New York. Still others may have seen her recent appearance on “Good Morning America” discussing how workplace behavior is changing in the #MeToo era. Seemangal transcends various roles as she makes a name for herself as a political force in New York City.

President West Harlem Progressive Democratic Club Barry Weinberg is the president of the West Harlem Progressive Democratic Club – also known as the West Harlem Dems – and also serves as assistant treasurer and an executive committee member on Manhattan Community Board 9. Weinberg, who also served as the executive director of the Manhattan Democratic Party, is an up-and-comer to watch. He could well run for office himself in the years to come.


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Notice of Formation of Herban Cura, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/27/18. 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: 124 Washington Pl., NY, NY 10014. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is Ana Ratner, 124 Washington Pl., NY, NY 10014. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of RELATED ROCKAWAY SOUTH, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/10/18. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: 60 Columbus Circle, NY, NY 10023. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of ROCKAWAY SOUTH, L.P. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/10/18. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: 60 Columbus Circle, NY, NY 10023. Latest date on which the LLC may dissolve is 12/31/2117. 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 THIRD AVENUE 162, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 5/31/18. 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: 225 W. 35th St, NY, NY 10001. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of 958 MADISON LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/13/18. 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: 1015 Madison Ave, Ste 501, NY, NY 10075. Purpose: any lawful activity.

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Notice of Formation of 4211 REALTY LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/6/18. 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: 1353 Bay Ridge Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11219. Purpose: any lawful activity. LION LUXURY BUILDERS LLC, filed with SSNY on 09/05/2018. Office Loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as the agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, Attn: Astrit Hasanaj, 20 Annadale Street, Armonk, NY 10504. Purpose: Any lawful act RIVER TOWNS MEDIA LLC NOTICE NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC). NAME: RIVER TOWNS MEDIA LLC, Articles of Organization were filed with SSNY ON 10/01/2018. The LLC Office is located in Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: RIVER TOWNS MEDIA LLC, 15 Deertree Lane, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510, Attn: Alain Begun. Purpose: any lawful business activity. NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION of G. Miller Law, LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/7/2017. Office Location: NY County. LLC formed in DE on 3/21/2017. SSNY designated agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to: C/O CT Corporation System, 111 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY 10011. Principal business address: C/O Andrew Finkelstein, 39 Broadway, Suite 1910, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10006. DE address of LLC: C/O The Corporation Trust Company, 1209 Orange Street, Wilmington, DE 19801. Certificate of Formation filed with Secy. of State of DE located at: Townsend Building, 401 Federal Street, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Law practice. Notice of Formation of 510 EAST 6TH STREET LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/09/18. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: c/o Blue Star Properties Inc., 31 E. 32nd St., 12th Fl., NY, NY 10016. 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.

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Notice of Qualification of 52 WEST 75 LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/10/18. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 08/13/18. Princ. office of LLC: Attn: Mr. Jon Birge, 305 W. 71st St., NY, NY 10023. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC 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, Div. of Corps., 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

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Notice of formation Champion Gaming, LLC filed with SSNY on October 15, 2018. Office: New York County. SSNYdesignated agentof LLC Upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: Ken Hershman 261 West 25th Street, APT 9C, New York, NY 10001. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Notice of Formation of Who’s Brewing Company, LLC filed with SSNY on September 21, 2018. Office: NY County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: Attn: Dexter Jules, 14 Overhill Road, Elmsford NY 10523. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Patient Advocates of NY, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY 10/5/2018. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, Attn: 1925 7th Ave Apt 1B, NYC, NY 10026. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Pablo Numbela, LLC,Arts. of Org. Filed with SSNY 7/3/2018. Office loc: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, Attn: Pablo Numbela, 561 Ridgeway, White Plains NY, 10605 Notice of Formation of TG Real Estate New York, LLC filed with SSNY on August 24, 2018. Office: NY County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 368 Eastern Pky, 2C, Brooklyn, NY 11225. Purpose: any lawful act or activity.


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3405 FARRAGUT RESIDENCE LLC Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY 7/19/2018. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 1274 49th St. Ste 96 Brooklyn, NY 11219. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Notice of Formation of HGC REALTY SERVICES (NY), LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/17/18. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: c/o HGC Real Estate Advisory Group Inc., 101 Seaport Blvd., Ste. 602, Boston, MA 02210. 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. LION LUXURY BUILDERS LLC, filed with SSNY on 09/05/2018. Office Loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as the agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, Attn: Astrit Hasanaj, 20 Annadale Street, Armonk, NY 10504. Purpose: Any lawful act. Notice of Formation of JANA 2, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/17/18. 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 Davidson, Dawson & Clark LLP, 60 E. 42nd St., 38th Fl., NY, NY 10165. Purpose: Any lawful activity. 880 FIFTH PARKING LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 10/18/18. 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 Daniels Norelli Cecere & Tavel, P.C., 272 Duffy Avenue, Hicksville, NY 11801. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

609 W 232 LLC Art. Of Org. Filed Sec. of State of NY 10/23/2018. 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 Ultimate Tax Preparers Inc., 162 West 56th St., Ste. 507, New York, NY 10019. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity.

Notice of Formation of GLOBAL TAXES LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/05/18. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: GLOBAL TAXES LLC, 375 PARK AVE., STE. 2607, NY, NY 10152, U.S.A. Purpose: any lawful activities. Notice of Formation of Ardent NG, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/19/18. 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: 551 5th Ave, Ste 2500, NY, NY 10176. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of NextGen Realty Holdings, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/19/18. 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: 551 5th Ave, Ste 2500, NY, NY 10176. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of Trinity Tanks Systems, LLC filed with SSNY on August 30, 2018. Office: NY County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 84 Business Park Drive, Suite 302, Armonk, NY. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Notice of Qualification of East 60th Bridge Tower L.P. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/3/18. Office location: New York County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 7/24/18. SSNY is designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 152 W. 57th St, Fl. 17, NY, NY 10019 DE address of LP: 1013 Centre Rd, Ste 403-B, Wilmington, DE 19805. List of names and addresses of all general partners available from SSNY. Cert. of Limited Partnership filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of The Petite Pear Project LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/11/18. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall

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November 19, 2018 Notice of Formation of NextGen Investors, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/19/18. 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: 551 5th Ave, Ste 2500, NY, NY 10176. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of Hub6 LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/6/18. 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: 3 Times Sq., Fl. 14, NY, NY 10036. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Qualification of Third Seven Advisors LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 6/21/18. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 9/16/16. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 444 Madison Ave, Ste 8500, NY, NY 10022. DE address of LLC: 1013 Centre Rd, Ste 403B, Wilmington, DE 19805. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. 1803 East 16 St, LLC. Notice of formation of limited liability company (LLC). Name: 1803 East 16 ST, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 10/11/2018. NY office location: Kings County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The post office address agaist the LLC served upon him/ her is Roman Bronnberg, 284 Avenue X, Unit 2F, Brooklyn, NY 11223. Purpose/character of LLC: Any Lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of NextGen Investors Holdings, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/19/18. 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: 551 5th Ave, Ste 2500, NY, NY 10176. Purpose: any lawful activity.

Notice of Formation of OSB Contracting LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY o n 03/30/2018. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Mikhail Gordon 531 East Lincoln Avenue Ste. 2F, Mount Vernon, NY 10552. Purpose: any lawful act or activity.

OFFICE JDY ARCHITECTURE, PLLC, Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY 10/01/2018. Office loc: Kings County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC. Attn: Yannik Neufang, 296 Sterling Pl, 2A, Brooklyn, NY 11238. Purpose: practice of architecture.

Notice of Formation of NextGen RE, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/23/18. 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: 551 5th Ave, Ste 2500, NY, NY 10176. Purpose: any lawful activity.

A D V O C A T E GROUP-4 LIFE, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY 10/22/2018. Office loc. Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom against LLC may de served. SSNY shall mail process to: Advocate Group-4 life C/O Linda Griffith, P.P. 1 Pier Pointe St. STE 221, Yonkers 10701

Notice of Qual. of LMI GROUP INTERNATIONAL, INC., SPV NUMBER 1018 LLC, Authority filed with the SSNY on 10/11/2018. Office loc: NY County. LLC formed in DE on 10/08/2018. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: C/O LMI Group International, Inc. 228 Park Avenue South, #18311, NY, NY 10003, Attn: Lawrence M. Shindell. Address required to be maintained in DE: 160 Greentree Drive, Ste 101 Dover DE 19904. Cert of Formation filed with DE Div. of Corps, 401 Federal St., Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Notice of Formation of Serenity by Mina LLC Art. Of Org. filed with SSNY on October 4th, 2018. Office Location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 11 Oakbrook Road, Ossining, NY 10562, Purpose: any lawful purpose. ACQUORS LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 10/18/18. 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 Holm & O’Hara LLP, 3 West 35th Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10001-2204. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Notice of formation of EJS Future

Notice of Formation of Vatine LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/15/18. 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: 750 Park Ave, Apt 9B, NY, NY 10021. Purpose: any lawful activity.

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Notice of Formation of PB Court Square LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/19/18. 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 St, Fl. 5, NY, NY 10010. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of Candle Café Creations, LLC filed with SSNY on October 4, 2018. Office: Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: Lisa M. Lyles, 98 Vaughn Avenue, New Rochelle, NY, 10801. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Herbalist Witch LLC. Authority filed SSNY 06/07/18. Office: NY Co. LLC formed DE 12/21/17. Exists in DE: c/o National Registered Agents, Inc., 160 Greentree Dr #101 Dover, DE 19904, also the address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process received. The registered agent, upon whom process against the LLC may be served & mail to: National Registered Agents, Inc., 111 Eighth Ave., NY, NY 10011. Cert of Formation Filed: Jeffrey W. Bullock, DE SOS, Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St. Ste. 3, Dover DE 19901. General Purpose. Notice of Formation of Arena Group Solutions Llc. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 07/25/18. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: InCorp Services, Inc., One Commerce Plaza, 99 Washington Ave Ste 805A, Albany, NY 122102822, also the registered agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful activities.

Notice of Formation of Churchill-TS Windham, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed w/ Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/31/18. Office in NY County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Churchill Capital Management, 7 Mercer St., 2nd Fl., NY, NY 10013, registered agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: Any lawful act/activity. BETSY DAITCH MARKETING ADVISORS, LLC filed with SSNY 08/08/2018. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Betsy Daitch Marketing Advisors, LLC, Attn: Betsy Daitch, 527 Third Avenue, Suite 210, New York, NY 10016. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Notice of Formation of Cross River Farm LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 11/5/18. Office: Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 540 Cross River Road, Katonah, NY 10536. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. ZOE & KATE LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY 9/17/2018. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to LLC: 235 East 95th ST, Apt. 34G, NY, NY 10128. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Notice of Formation of SOAP BOX CLEANING SERVICE, LLC filed with SSNY on 6/01/18. Office: Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 150 Parkway North - Unit 1F, Yonkers, NY 10704. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Holly Corbett Represents LLC. Arts. of org. filed with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/16/2018. Office loc : New York County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. The post office address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/ her is 7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11288. The principal business address of the LLC is 420 West 46th st, NY NY 10036. Purpose: any lawful act or activity


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November 19, 2018 Notice of Qualification of Division7, LLC, Fictitious Name: Division7 NY, LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/10/18. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 10/05/18. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o eResidentAgent, Inc., 99 Washington Ave., Ste. 805A, Albany, NY 12210, also the registered agent upon whom process may be served. Address to be maintained in DE: 1013 Centre Rd., Ste. 403S, Wilmington, DE 19805. Arts of Org. filed with Jeffrey W. Bullock, Secy. of State - Division of Corporations, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., - Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19001. Purpose: any lawful activities. Notice of Formation of Kiamie 44 East, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/29/18. 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: 31 E. 32nd St, NY, NY 10016. Purpose: any lawful activity. Accolade HR, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY 10/30/2018. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, Attn: Elissa P. Domnitz, 80 East End Ave Apt 6F, NY, NY 10028. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A LICENSE, SERIAL # 1314425 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 412 AMSTERDAM AVE NEW YORK, NY 10024. NEW YORK COUNTY, FOR ON PREMISE CONSUMPTION.

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BETTOLA NYC CORP. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A LICENSE, SERIAL #1314384 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 321 STARR ST BROOKLYN, NY 11237. KINGS COUNTY, FOR ON PREMISE CONSUMPTION. BUSHIDO RESTAURANT COMPANY LLC.

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PUBLIC NOTICE AT&T proposes to collocate antennas (tip heights 161.8’) on the building at 10 Sheridan Sq, New York, NY (20181766). Interested parties may contact Scott Horn (856-809-1202) (1012 Industrial Dr., West Berlin, NJ 08091) with comments regarding potential effects on historic properties. Notice of Qualification of FANATICS RETAIL GROUP FULFILLMENT, LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/05/18. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Florida (FL) on 11/26/08. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. FL addr. of LLC: 1201 Hays St., Tallahassee, FL 32301. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State, Clifton Bldg., 2661 Executive Center Circle, Tallahassee, FL 32301. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

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TROY KRISTENSEN, L.P. (“LP”) filed Certificate of Limited Partnership with the Secretary of State of New York (“SSNY”) on 11/5/2018. LP office location: Westchester County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against LP may be served. SSNY shall mail process to LP, c/o Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers 1511 Central Park Avenue Yonkers, New York 10710. The name and address of each general partner is available from SSNY. The latest date upon which the LP is to dissolve is 12/31/2099. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. M DeLeo Insurance Agency, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY 11/01/2018. Office loc: Richmond County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, Attn: Maria De Leo, 36 Leggett Place Staten Island N.Y. 10314. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. PUBLIC NOTICE AT&T proposes to modify an existing facility (new tip height 69’) on the building at 1-04 Astoria Boulevard, Queens, NY (20181914). Interested parties may contact Scott Horn (856-809-1202) (1012 Industrial Dr., West Berlin, NJ 08091) with comments regarding potential effects on historic properties.

Notice of Formation of ATEM LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/29/18. 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 Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543, regd. agent upon whom and at which process may be served. Purpose: Any lawful activity. TROY KRISTENSEN GP, LLC (“LLC”) filed Articles Of Organization with the Secretary of State of New York (“SSNY”) on 9/21/2018. LLC office location: Westchester County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: LLC, c/o Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers 1511 Central Park Avenue Yonkers, New York 10710. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A LICENSE, SERIAL #1314537 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 175 E 83RD ST AKA 171 E 83RD ST NY, NY 10028. NEW YORK COUNTY, FOR ON PREMISE CONSUMPTION. BHOG NY LLC. PUBLIC NOTICE AT&T proposes to modify an existing facility (new tip height 77’) on the building at 11-13 Avenue D, New York, NY (20181901). Interested parties may contact Scott Horn (856-809-1202) (1012 Industrial Dr., West Berlin, NJ 08091) with comments regarding potential effects on historic properties. PUBLIC NOTICE AT&T proposes to modify an existing facility (new tip heights 386’, 389’, 392’, and 395’) on the building at 1441 Broadway, New York, NY (20181918). Interested parties may contact Scott Horn (856-809-1202) (1012 Industrial Dr., West Berlin, NJ 08091) with comments regarding potential effects on historic properties. PUBLIC NOTICE AT&T proposes to collocate antennas (tip heights 100’ and 114’) on the building at 100 Reade Street, New York, NY (20181912). Interested parties may contact Scott Horn (856-809-1202) (1012 Industrial Dr., West Berlin, NJ 08091) with comments regarding potential effects on historic properties.

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SprintCom, Inc. (SPRINT) proposes to install/upgrade equipment and antennas at the following structures in New York: Kings County – 744 Pennsylvania Ave in Brooklyn (Job #41454); 330 Wilson Ave in Brooklyn (Job #41320); 153 Roebling St in Brooklyn (Job #41659); Suffolk County – 27 Moffitt Blvd in Bay Shore (Job #42087); New York County – 162 5th in New York (Job #41785).

AT&T proposes to collocate antennas on the buildings at 4 Vestry St (tip heights (TH) 70.1’) (20181947), 18 Jefferson St (TH 89’) (20182056), 120 E Broadway (TH 86’) (20182039), 125 Canal St (TH 90’ & 102’) (20182051), 10 5th Ave (TH 31’ & 36’) (20182052), and 364 W 19th St (TH 52.5’) (20182054) New York, NY. Interested parties may contact Scott Horn (856-809-1202) (1012 Industrial Dr., West Berlin, NJ 08091) with comments regarding potential effects on historic properties.

Notice of Auction Sale is herein given that Citiwide Self Storage located at 45-55 Pearson Street, Long Island City, N.Y. 11101 will take place on WWW. STORAGETREASURES. COM Sale by competitive bidding starting on November 30, 2018 and end on December 12, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. to satisfy unpaid rent and charges on the following accounts:

In accordance with the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 and the 2005 Nationwide Programmatic Agreement, SPRINT is hereby notifying the public of the proposed undertaking and soliciting comments on Historic Properties which may be affected by the proposed undertaking. If you would like to provide specific information regarding potential effects that the proposed undertaking might have to properties that are listed on or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places and located within 1/2 mile of the site, please submit the comments (with project number) to: RAMAKER, Contractor for SPRINT, 855 Community Dr, Sauk City, WI 53583 or via e-mail to history@ramaker.com within 30 days of this notice. NAME CHANGE REQUEST GRANTED Notice is hereby given that an order entered by the Supreme Court, Westchester County, on the 25th day of October, 2018, bearing Index Number 2542-18, a copy of which may be examined at the office of the clerk, located at 110 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., White Plains, New York grants me the right to assume the name of Stephanie Candido Zetula. The city and state of my present address are Mount Vernon, NY; the month and year of my birth are July, 1989; the place of my birth is Port Chester, New York; my present name is Stephanie Candido Zetula. Notice of Formation of Izoline North America LLC filed with SSNY on 10/29/2018. NY office location: Kings County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Michael Ziskin, 2670 National Drive, Brooklyn, NY, 11234. Purpose of LLC: Any Lawful Purpose.

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Notice is hereby given a petition for removal to a new location by License Number 1311412 for Tavern Wine has been applied for by the undersigned to sell wine and beer at retail in a tavern under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law moving from the present address of 425 W 15th St., Kiosk #11, New York, NY to 425 W 15th St., Food Truck B, New York, NY for on premises consumption. Very Fresh Noodles, LLC

LEGALNOTICES@ CITYANDSTATENY.COM Notice of Auction Notice of Auction Sale is herein given that Access Self Storage of Long Island City located at 2900 Review Avenue, Long Island City, N.Y. 11101 will take place on WWW. STORAGETREASURES. COM Sale by competitive bidding starting on November 30, 2018 and end on December 12, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. to satisfy unpaid rent and charges on the following accounts: Contents of rooms generally contain misc. #133-Micah Phillips; 4 plastic bags, 2 suitcases, 1 brief case, 1 guitar and table lamp, #816-Angel Crutchfield; 3-4 duffel bags, lady’s bag, shoes, boots, magazines, 2 black jackets, #2448-Avery Bock; Mirrors, a lot of totes and boxes, boxes filled with vinyl records, toolboxes, artworks, lamps, chairs, small suitcase, laundry bag, huge xylophone, and a black metal shelving unit., #4130-Petar Timotic; canvas paintings, 1 Queen mattress, electric saw, 1 trunk, 4 boxes, 3 plastic bags, #4319-1-Quinsessa Harrison; Bags, plastic totes and a plastic organizer with drawers. The contents of each unit will be sold as a lot and all items must be removed from the premises within 72 hours. Owners may redeem their goods by paying all rent and charges due at any time before the sale.

Contents of rooms generally contain misc. #5K07-Janet Victors; contains 6 jackets, 40 plus boxes, 40 plus bags and misc items; #9P01A – Nicklaus Jones - contains 10 large boxes, clothing, sewing machine, portable A/C unit, chairs, table, printer, fan, luggage and misc items.; #7P01 – Benjamin Regen -15 computer chairs, 2 electric fans, 3 large poker table, 1 leather couch. The contents of each unit will be sold as a lot and all items must be removed from the premises within 72 hours. Owners may redeem their goods by paying all rent and charges due at any time before the sale. All sales are held “with reserve”. Owner reserves the right to cancel sale at any time. Notice of formation of Eagle Strong Group, LLC was filed with SSNY on March 29, 2018. Office location: Richmond County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to P. O. Box 100372, Staten Island, NY 10310, Attn: Mark Oyelaja. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity. DEVELOPING MINDS ADVENTURE CASTLE, LLC, Arts of Org. filed 9/13/2018. Office Loc. Westchester County, SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, Attn: Wendy White, 112 Cooper Drive #1A, New Rochelle, NY 10508. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.

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Notice is hereby given a petition for removal to a new location by License Number 1311412 for Tavern Wine has been applied for by the undersigned to sell wine and beer at retail in a tavern under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law moving from the present address of 425 W 15th St., Kiosk #11, New York, NY to 425 W 15th St., Food Truck B, New York, NY for on premises consumption. Very Fresh Noodles, LLC Notice of Auction Notice of Auction Sale is herein given that Access Self Storage of Long Island City located at 2900 Review Avenue, Long Island City, N.Y. 11101 will take place on WWW. STORAGETREASURES. COM Sale by competitive bidding starting on November 30, 2018 and end on December 12, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. to satisfy unpaid rent and charges on the following accounts: Contents of rooms generally contain misc. #133-Micah Phillips; 4 plastic bags, 2 suitcases, 1 brief case, 1 guitar and table lamp, #816-Angel Crutchfield; 3-4 duffel bags, lady’s bag, shoes, boots, magazines, 2 black jackets, #2448-Avery Bock; Mirrors, a lot of totes and boxes, boxes filled with vinyl records, toolboxes, artworks, lamps, chairs, small suitcase, laundry bag, huge xylophone, and a black metal shelving unit., #4130-Petar Timotic; canvas paintings, 1 Queen mattress, electric saw, 1 trunk, 4 boxes, 3 plastic bags, #4319-1-Quinsessa Harrison; Bags, plastic totes and a plastic organizer with drawers. The contents of each unit will be sold as a lot and all items must be removed from the premises within 72 hours. Owners may redeem their goods by paying all rent and charges due at any time before the sale.

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Notice of Auction Sale is herein given that Citiwide Self Storage located at 45-55 Pearson Street, Long Island City, N.Y. 11101 will take place on WWW. STORAGETREASURES. COM Sale by competitive bidding starting on November 30, 2018 and end on December 12, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. to satisfy unpaid rent and charges on the following accounts:

Cellco Partnership and its controlled affiliates doing business as Verizon Wireless (Verizon Wireless) proposes to collocate wireless communications antennas at one location. Antennas will be installed at a top height of 65 feet on a 65foot building at the approx. vicinity of 281 East 149th St, Bronx, Bronx County, NY 10451. 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, Alison, a.cusack@ trileaf.com, 10845 Olive Blvd, Suite 260, St. Louis, MO 63141, 314-997-6111.

Contents of rooms generally contain misc. #5K07-Janet Victors; contains 6 jackets, 40 plus boxes, 40 plus bags and misc items; #9P01A – Nicklaus Jones - contains 10 large boxes, clothing, sewing machine, portable A/C unit, chairs, table, printer, fan, luggage and misc items.; #7P01 – Benjamin Regen -15 computer chairs, 2 electric fans, 3 large poker table, 1 leather couch. The contents of each unit will be sold as a lot and all items must be removed from the premises within 72 hours. Owners may redeem their goods by paying all rent and charges due at any time before the sale. All sales are held “with reserve”. Owner reserves the right to cancel sale at any time.

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Public Notice 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 at a top height of 76 feet on an 82-foot building at the approx. vicinity of 252 74th Street, Brooklyn, Kings County, NY 11209. Antennas will be installed at a top height of 60 feet on a 61-foot building at the approx. vicinity of 5815 Snyder Avenue, Brooklyn, Kings County, NY 11203. 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, Erin, e.alsop@ trileaf.com, 10845 Olive Blvd, Suite 260, St. Louis, MO 63141, 314-997-6111.

Notice of Formation of HCCI Victory Plaza Member LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with N Y Dept. of State on 10/26/18. Office location: NY County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement, Inc., 256 W. 153rd St., NY, NY 10039, principal business address. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Notice of Qualification of 3BM1 Restaurant Management, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 10/25/18. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in DE on 7/5/18. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 990 Spring Garden St., Ste. 600, Philadelphia, PA 19123, principal business address. DE address of LLC: c/o Universal Registered Agents, Inc., 12 Timber Creek Ln., Newark, DE 19711. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Notice of Formation of DEP International LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/26/18. 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: 71 W. 23rd St, Fl. 17, NY, NY 10010. Purpose: any lawful activity.

Notice of Formation of DDP1 LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/13/18. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 405 Lexington Ave, NY, NY 10174. Purpose: any lawful activity.

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Notice of Formation of Adellis Property Group LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 11/5/18. 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: 300 Park Ave, NY, NY 10038. Purpose: any lawful activity.

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LOSERS JIMMY VAN BRAMER There’s perhaps no power that a New York City Council member cherishes more than the ability to dictate land use decisions in his or her district. So now that Amazon is about to massively reshape City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer’s Long Island City district without his input, he’s infuriated about the deal the giant online retailer secured. Now he’s trying to block it – even though he publicly asked Amazon to come there.

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Amazon next to the Queensbridge Houses is the definition of “two cities.”

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The city councilman fetched the Bronx its first full-service animal shelter in decades. The outgoing lawmaker’s one last deal: an upgrade to the Purple Heart Hall of Honor. Some may be calling for his ouster, but he was still re-elected Senate minority leader.

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THE BEST OF THE REST Little guy got to sit in the high chair beside de Blasio to announce the Amazon deal.

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Behind in the recount, D.C. bullies barred him from the House freshman class photo. Oof! The Erie exec lost out on Amazon and the New Era Cap plant is closing.

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JEFF BEZOS The Amazon CEO got billions in city and state financial support for a new corporate satellite office in Long Island City. This comes after playing more than 200 cities off each other in the HQ2 contest that ended with a split decision between New York City and Northern Virginia. Though Mayor Bill de Blasio said he drove a hard bargain, it appears that Bezos got much of what he wanted, whether it was riverfront real estate, a helipad or the relocation of a pesky distribution center for school lunches.

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New York City has long been home to heroic leaders – you know, like Spider-Man, the Avengers and the Fantastic Four. And behind all those larger-than-life figures is another New York City native – Stan Lee, the Marvel Comics visionary who died last week. While we mourn Lee’s passing, we honor his memory by recognizing the real-life heroes (or villains) who are winning the fight, and the villains (or heroes) who are suffering the consequences.

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