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EDITOR’S NOTE

JON LENTZ Editor-in-chief

Four years ago, the New York City Council had a real choice for speaker: City Councilman Dan Garodnick or City Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito. Garodnick, an independent-minded moderate, was the favorite of Democratic leaders in Queens and the Bronx as well as the business community. MarkViverito, the pick of the body’s Progressive Caucus, was backed by Mayor Bill de Blasio, who was pivotal in installing her after she gave him an early endorsement for mayor. This time around, it’s hard to identify many policy differences among the eight men vying for the leadership post. They all are sponsors of police reform legislation that has stalled under Mark-Viverito. All of them support some form of congestion pricing. And none is running as de Blasio’s ally – at least not publicly. Then again, there’s an argument that the outcome of the race won’t really be determined by the 51-member council. In this week’s cover story, Jeff Coltin reports on the influential behind-the-scenes players actually shaping this year’s contest, and how they want the race to play out.

CONTENTS BOCHINCHE & BUZZ ... 6

Gossip on the City Council speaker race, Cuomo’s State of the State plans and more

WINNERS & LOSERS ... 34

Who was up and who was down last week

CITY COUNCIL SPEAKER RACE Who wields the real power in New York City’s crucial contest? ... 10

SEXUAL HARASSMENT

The allegations may not follow Steve McLaughlin to Rensselaer ... 8

SETTING THE AGENDA, PART II

How Albany will tackle education, energy and infrastructure in 2018 ... 18


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DE BLASIO GOES MIDWEST New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will be trading City Hall for cornfields, as he heads to Iowa on Dec. 19 to give the keynote address for the Progress Iowa holiday fundraiser. Iowa is famously known for being the launching pad of politicians with presidential ambitions, but the de Blasio administration insists the mayor’s intentions are pure. Just days before he is inaugurated for his second term, de Blasio will try to make the jump from lame duck mayor to credible national figure, but judging by his previous foray into presidential politics, he may not achieve the desired result.

REUNITED, AND IT FEELS SO GOOD After an ultimatum from the state Democratic Party, the mainline Democrats and the state Senate Independent Democratic Conference seem to be headed toward reunification. State party leaders suggested in a letter that if Minority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and IDC leader Jeff Klein worked together to win a Democratic majority in the state Senate in 2018, the two could serve as co-leaders. If not, the party threatened to support primary challengers against the eight IDC members, and a change in leadership for the mainline Democrats. Klein and Stewart-Cousins both indicated their agreement to these terms, but the plan is opposed by some progressive activists who may still target IDC members and challenge them in primaries.

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A Q&A with Rep.

Dan Donovan

A DIFFERENT TACK FOR TRANSIT FIXES The Regional Plan Association, an influential think tank that writes reports recommending development advances in the tri-state area, recently released its latest assessment. The plan suggests creating a new corporation to handle rebuilding the subway, along with stopping 24-hour subway service for early morning repairs and building new tunnels and terminals. If the vision in this plan is implemented, New Yorkers may have a new transit agency to complain about.

C&S: Do you think that the repeal of the state and local tax deduction will be included in the final version of the tax reform bill? DD: I’m not sure. My hope is that it’s restored. The income tax is completely gone, the deduction. And the property tax is capped at a $10,000 deduction. The Senate bill doesn’t even have the property tax in it. It has no relief for people paying state and local taxes, so it’s completely gone in the Senate version. In that respect, the Senate bill is even worse than the House bill. But I believe that there are members of Congress, at least in the House, who voted “yes” on the tax plan were told that when the two bills go into conference – obviously these two bills don’t mirror one another. So the Senate passes their bill next week, you have two bills that don’t mirror each other, they have to go to conference to work out their differences. I think that there are people

who are hopeful that the SALT deduction and some of their other concerns will be addressed in that conference, and we’ll have to wait and see if that’s actually going to happen or not. C&S: Is there any chance you’ll have a three-way race with you, a Democrat, and a candidate – perhaps former Rep. Michael Grimm – on the Conservative Party line? DD: Our goal is to win all the party lines that have supported me in the past. We’re going to be seeking the Republican nomination, the Conservative nomination, the Independence nomination and the Reform Party. Again, these are constituents that I have represented in some form or manner over the last 20-some-odd years. So we’re pretty confident regardless of what party someone is affiliated with or a member of, that they will see my record and vote accordingly.

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BOSS CROWLEY HAS 32 VOTES. HERE’S THE BREAKDOWN. Queens County Democratic Party Chairman Joe Crowley has already secured commitments from a whopping 32 New York City Council members to vote for the candidate he determines will make the best next speaker on Jan. 3. The count has gone up by six since we reported that Crowley had 26 votes on Nov. 26. According to the deep throat bochinchero, this is the way the numbers break down for Crowley: In Queens, he has 11 of the 14 votes; the Bronx has given him all of its eight-member delegation; he has eight votes from Brooklyn’s 16-member delegation; Manhattan has given him three from its delegation of 10; and he has two out of Staten Island’s three members. The total number will probably fluctuate in the upcoming days. However, another inside bochinchero assures B&B that, “By the time the ball drops in Times Square on New Year’s Eve, Crowley will have chosen the next speaker.” JOE CROWLEY

STATE OF THE STATE CALENDAR HEADACHE The buzz about Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s upcoming State of the State address is more about its potential date – Jan. 3 – than any Assembly member boycotting it or interrupting him. “If the guv does it on the 3rd, it’s bad news for me,” said the insider political player and bochinchero. “I have interests in the (New York) City Council speaker’s race and who gets it is crucial for me.” It appears the governor has chosen to do his re-election year address during the first week of 2018, and if it’s on the the same day as the vote for the City Council speaker, then it’s a dolor de cabeza for people who want to be in the room when it happens. That’s enough for Cuomo to not only do it on the same day, but at the same hora! And then he’ll take attendance. Just sayin’. ANDREW CUOMO


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MORE BUZZ ABOUT SERRANO CHALLENGERS While it could happen at any point, there’s nada to indicate that Rep. José E. Serrano is thinking of going off into the sunset just yet. “As far as I know, he’s not contemplating retiring,” a bochinchero assured me recently. When I said nobody knew about Illinois Rep. Luis Gutiérrez’s plans to leave the House, they said: “Gerson, we could all die tomorrow.” OK. And yet there are lenguas sueltas (loose tongues) in the Bronx again saying they will run for Serrano’s seat. The latest is Marlene Cintrón, president of the Bronx Overall Development Corp. “She would run if it was an open race to replace Joe and a certain individual was in the race,” an insider veteran bochinchero said. Of course, I asked who that certain individual might be, City Council Speaker Melissa MarkViverito? The bochinchero responded, “No comment.” B&B has since learned that Assemblyman Michael Blake is the one gearing up to challenge Serrano. And Assemblyman Marcos Crespo also expressed interest to insiders – only after Serrano retires, of course. It appears that, for now, Serrano only has to worry about the ambitious Blake. However, when Serrano retires, there’s going to be a stampede of congressional wannabes in the Boogie Down Bronx.

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REMEMBER, GENTE, IT’S ALL BOCHINCHE UNTIL IT’S CONFIRMED.

Setting an Energy Forecast for 2018 BY ARTHUR “JERRY” KREMER

As we approach the end of the year, New York State needs to set a higher priority on developing an energy plan in 2018 and ensuring reliable power for New Yorkers. New York’s energy vision is facing an abrupt change, following the announcement in January of Indian Point’s eventual closure. With the plant scheduled to close by 2021, state lawmakers must prioritize a plan to replace its 2,000 megawatts of baseload power before its too late. Fortunately, the state has available resources at hand. With four regional natural gas pipelines in the early proposal or final permitting stage, there is a good chance for reliable energy replacement within the next few years. However, the state must lift restrictions on the permits for these projects, or risk not meeting power demand.

While pipeline generation is an immediate answer for the Indian Point gap, the state must look further down the road to long-term energy solutions. A brief examination of New York City’s current infrastructure shows that more than 50 percent of the City’s power plants, or approximately 5,500 megawatts, are at least 40 years old, yet there are no current plans for new generation plants anywhere in the five boroughs. For New York to retain its status as an energy leader, our lawmakers and state officials must take action now to promote immediate plans for the retirement and replacement of New York City power plants and the development of modern energy infrastructure throughout the state. New technologies, including smart grids, should be implemented within the next year to advance our current antiquated grid, reduce the risk of blackouts, and lower energy bills for ratepayers. For decades, New York ratepayers have been plagued by exorbitant fees and taxes that make up nearly 25 percent on their monthly electricity bill. While it’s encouraging to see the temporary 18-A tax repealed, we need to see a similar repeal on other fees, including the permanent 18-A tax.

With 2018 being an election year, it’s easy for the focus to shift towards politics. However, let’s make sure that politics don’t get in the way of ensuring reliable power to the grid and delivering this energy to New Yorkers at an affordable cost. We need a visionary state energy plan in New York now so the solutions are already in place when we need them later. About the Author: Arthur “Jerry” Kremer served in the New York State Assembly from 1966 to 1988, where he was the chairman of the Ways & Means Committee for ten years. He now serves as chairman of the New York Affordable Reliable Electricity Alliance (New York AREA), a diverse coalition of business, labor, and community leaders and organizations. Founded in 2003, New York AREA’s mission is to ensure that the New York metropolitan area has an ample and reliable electricity supply and economic prosperity for years to come. For more information, visit www.nyarea.org.

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THOUGH ASSEMBLYMAN STEVE MCLAUGHLIN is in hot water in Albany, he may be leaving his troubles behind when he takes office as Rensselaer County executive next month. Last week, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie announced that he would sanction McLaughlin on the recommendation of the Assembly Ethics and Guidance Committee. The committee found that McLaughlin had sexually harassed an Assembly employee, had been untruthful to an ethics commit-

tee investigator and had revealed the name of the complainant against him after being instructed not to discuss the issue. McLaughlin’s office will be prohibited from hiring interns for the remainder of his time in the Assembly, which is approximately 28 days. He was recently elected Rensselaer County executive, By GRACE SEGERS narrowly defeating Democratic candidate Andrea Smyth. Although McLaughlin’s intern privileges were revoked in the Assembly, the same may not hold when

he enters the Rensselaer County Office Building in January. According to Deputy County Executive Chris Meyer, the permanent staff of the county executive’s office includes the deputy, a receptionist and an administrative assistant as well as an employee who handles tourism and a coordinator for the county’s Stop DWI initiative. This small staff will be seeing some turnover in 2018: Meyer said that he will be joining the private sector, and the receptionist indicated she will retire at the end of the year.


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Meyer also said that the county executive’s office would occasionally hire summer interns based on staffing needs, although they have not hired them in recent years and that many county departments employ interns. He declined to comment on the allegations of sexual harassment against McLaughlin or how the permanent staff has reacted to these allegations. McLaughlin defeated Meyer in the Republican primary for county executive. McLaughlin will have greater administrative power as county executive. The executive oversees the daily operations

of county departments and must approve all legislation passed by the Rensselaer County Legislature. Matthew Masterson, legislative liaison for the County Legislature, said that the body had no comment on the sexual harassment allegations against McLaughlin. Stephen Pechenik is the Rensselaer County attorney and counsel for the County Board of Ethics, which is comprised of two members appointed by the executive and two appointed by the County Legislature. According to Pechenik, no action can be taken to sanction McLaughlin based on his past

behavior once he becomes county executive. Any investigation, by the ethics board or by the county corporate compliance officer, would have to occur after an incident took place while he was in office. “Unfortunately, it’s not prospective, it’s only retrospective in its outlook,” said Pechenik about investigations into sexual harassment, explaining that they could not be started based on a person’s “proclivities.” He added that any workplace violations would likely be investigated by the corporate compliance officer. “It would have to happen after Jan. 1, once he was sworn in,” Pechenik said. He also said he did not know whether a county executive could be removed from office, unless he or she was convicted of a crime while in office. McLaughlin did not respond to a request for comment by press time. He remains defiant in the face of the Assembly sanctions and denies any wrongdoing. In an interview on Talk 1300 (WGDJ-AM) with Fred Dicker last week, McLaughlin said the allegations would not affect his tenure as county executive and that he “can’t wait to get out of” Albany.

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HE COFFEE WAS HOT and the fruit was soggy on the porcelain plates of the New York City political elite. Hundreds of lobbyists, activists and government types filled the New York Athletic Club’s gilded ballroom from edge to edge. And at 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 1 with Crain’s New York City Council speaker’s debate, the race had officially begun. Or rather, the race had been given a microphone, after months – or years – of furtive phone calls, backroom whispers and scribbled notes. One of the first questions was about terrorism. The day before, a man had driven a truck down the Hudson River Park bike path, killing eight people in the deadliest terror attack in New York City since 9/11. The incident had made New Yorkers close their eyes, breathe in slow and think: It happened again. The moderator asked the eight candidates how they would prevent this type of attack. We need to fight the Trump administration, City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer said, to keep it from reducing federal funding for the NYPD and other organizations fighting terrorism. Then, the money line: “We’ve also got to elect a Democratic Congress, make sure that Joe Crowley is the speaker and make sure that we get the resources that we need in the city of New York.” The audience hesitated. Did he just say that? But the crowd let out a rolling laugh. Van Bramer paused a second for the crowd, a mischievous smile painted his face. “I see that wasn’t lost on anyone in the audience,” he said. Van Bramer’s comment was a sly acknowledgement that if you’re going to be City Council speaker, you need to suck up to Rep. Joe Crowley, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries and other potential kingmakers who weren’t even at the debate that day. But the remark was also an acknowledgement of the wider forces at play in the race – forces with larger, even national implications. The crowd laughing at Van Bramer’s joke was in on a secret: The members of the City Council won’t really decide who the next speaker will be. And who the next speaker will be barely matters at all. “What is more important to us than the individual chosen to lead the council is the agenda the council is going to pursue on behalf of working people in this city,” said Stuart Appelbaum, president of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, or RWDSU.

NEW YORK CITY COUNCILMAN JIMMY VAN BRAMER ACKNOWLEDGED THAT IF YOU’RE GOING TO BE CITY COUNCIL SPEAKER, YOU NEED TO SUCK UP TO REP. JOE CROWLEY.

City & State spoke to more than a dozen sources for this story, on and off the record, many of whom echoed Appelbaum’s sentiments: The individual chosen from among these eight candidates doesn’t matter that much. Debates between the candidates can sound like a man practicing a speech, trying out different versions of the same sentence in a mirror. All agree on closing Rikers Island. All have signed on to the Right to Know Act, the controversial police reform package that New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito has held from a floor vote. All even agree on repealing the current two-term limit for City Council members. As much as the candidates may want to stand out, they have to admit there are similarities. “The ideological differences among the council (speaker candidates) is a matter of degree rather than a matter of kind,” City Councilman Ritchie Torres, who is vying for the post himself, said in an interview after another forum. “There’s differences in personality, differences in approach to leadership, but the same basic ideological worldview.” EIGHT CANDIDATES HAVE been running for the seat, all men. There is Manhattan’s Corey Johnson, the controversial front-runner, disliked by many and loved by others, who’s been openly vying for speaker for more than

two years. Also from Manhattan is Mark Levine – the kind, mild-mannered safe bet, hampered by the widely held thought that he’s de Blasio’s preferred candidate in a year when independence from the executive is a priority. There’s Upper Manhattan’s Ydanis Rodriguez, an extreme long shot who has nonetheless managed to impress some power players in the race. From Brooklyn, there’s Robert Cornegy Jr., whose more moderate politics have helped his stock rise, and Jumaane Williams, a long-tenured voice of the council’s radical left. Representing Queens is Donovan Richards, whose long-shot bid likely hinges on if he earns the support of the mayor, and Van Bramer, who’s highly unlikely to earn the necessary support from Crowley. And alone in the Bronx is Torres, the well-liked youngest member of the council, whose bright political future likely lies in another office. The speaker of the New York City Council will be chosen by his peers at the first meeting of each four-year term. Each of the council members will cast one vote on Jan. 3, and the winner will lead the legislative body of the largest city in the United States, with serious power over legislation, land use, a budget larger than all but a handful of states and oversight over a sprawling city government with a municipal workforce nearly the size of Cleveland.


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But in practice, the 51 council members aren’t going to cast individual votes. Many of them will pledge their votes to county organizations (like Queens), geographic coalitions (like Upper Manhattan) or ideological groups (like the Progressive Caucus). “Speaker’s races have coalition dynamics. That’s just the nature of a New York City Council speaker’s race,” City Councilman Brad Lander told City & State. As founding co-chairman of the Progressive Caucus, Lander was instrumental in gathering support for cochairwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito in her successful run for speaker four years ago. “It’s more like a parliamentary system than our two-party system,” Lander said. “And that creates a different set of dynamics and incentives for how people engage.” For better or for worse, those dynamics mean that players who can create coalitions hold an outsized amount of power in the race. And the most powerful of these players is Crowley. Crowley is not only a congressman, he’s also chairman of the Queens County Democratic Party. Crowley can expect most, if not all, of Queens’ 14 council members to pledge their speaker votes to him. Crowley’s congressional district stretches deep into the Bronx as well, which has helped him build on the Queens committee’s longstanding relationship with the Bronx Democratic County Committee. And the Bronx, with its eight council members, is expected to partner with Crowley and the Queens Democrats again, just as they have in past speaker races. “I see no scenario in which the Bronx alienates Queens or Queens alienates the Bronx,” Torres told City & State. Torres has talked openly about only staying in the race if he has the Bronx Democrats’ support. But the Bronx and Queens are “indivisible,” he said. “And I think we’re

SOME SAY CROWLEY DOING A FAVOR FOR REP. HAKEEM JEFFRIES – HERE WITH COUNCILMAN JUMAANE WILLIAMS – COULD HELP CEMENT JEFFRIES’ SUPPORT FOR CROWLEY’S SPEAKER BID IN WASHINGTON.

more powerful together than we are in isolation.” The past three races for speaker – Gifford Miller winning in 2002, Christine Quinn in 2006 and MarkViverito in 2014 – have followed similar patterns, explained Bruce Berg, a political science professor at Fordham University. Manhattan does not have a strong, countywide organization like the other boroughs. (Staten Island, with just three council members, is usually left out of the conversation entirely.) So to broker peace, a speaker from Manhattan is chosen. The other boroughs then divvy up the rest of the spoils, such as patronage jobs on the City Council’s central staff and prominent committee chairmanships for members. “In the end, there will be a number of IOUs that will be dispersed depending upon who’s supporting whom and who

“THE SPEAKER’S RACE IS JUST ONE PIECE IN A LARGER CHESS GAME.” — RWDSU President STUART APPELBAUM

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bows out,” Berg said. “Certainly the county party organizations have played a major role in the past, so there will be reciprocity there as well.” THIS SYSTEM OF county domination is accepted to varying degrees by all the candidates – and it seems like any council member has to accept it if he wants a shot at the top position. “All right, let’s just get straight to the chase. The counties are going to make the decision,” Richards bluntly said at the Nov. 1 Crain’s forum. But Brooklyn’s Cornegy disagreed. “I’m not quite ready to absolve the responsibility of my individual vote in this process,” he said at the forum. “I haven’t given my vote to (Brooklyn Democratic Party leader) Frank Seddio.” This answer was typical of the public obfuscation at play in the speaker’s race, since Seddio himself seems to favor Cornegy for speaker. The Brooklyn leader partnered with the Progressive Caucus and de Blasio in 2014 to get Mark-Viverito elected against the wishes of Queens and the Bronx. Feeling betrayed, Crowley has refused to talk to Seddio and has done all he can to minimize Seddio’s influence this time around. But Seddio is defiant. Kings County Politics reported that he vowed to pick the winner, and signaled support for Cornegy at a charity event in mid-November.


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If we could build capacity for every small business to hire one more person, we would decrease unemployment by 50 percent in under five years. I would begin to concentrate on that.

ROBERT CORNEGY JR.

Over the past few months, I’ve had wonderful conversations with my colleagues. My first act would be to have those conversations again, now that I’m actually in the position, see what their priorities are, what we can afford in the body and also make sure we have diverse voices in leadership.

JUMAANE WILLIAMS

WHAT EACH CANDIDATE WOULD DO FIRST

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt launched the New Deal. Gov. Andrew Cuomo closed a $10 billion shortfall and passed an on-time budget. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio rolled out universal pre-K. As a politician, the first act out the gate should be a scene-stealer. And the eight candidates for New York City Council speaker all know it. “It’s January. You’ve been voted New York City Council speaker. In one sentence, what is your first act as speaker?” The candidates were asked this question during a forum co-sponsored by WNET and City & State that aired last month. Their answers varied, from the wonkish to the idealistic, and from the broad to the specific. Here’s what they said.

I would make sure that we have a leadership team that is well represented in terms of people of color, and making sure that we have an equal amount of women as men.

JIMMY VAN BRAMER

I’ll say property tax reform would be my No. 1.

DONOVAN RICHARDS

Empower every single member of the council, have a diverse leadership slate and use our charter mandated responsibilities to fight on behalf of 8.5 million New Yorkers.

Like Councilman Richards, a resolution for property tax reform. It’s one of the root causes of our affordability crisis. It’s dysfunctional. It’s discriminatory. It’s a bipartisan cause that not only has the support of much of the BLAC (Black, Latino and Asian Caucus) but also the Republican conference in the City Council.

RITCHIE TORRES

COREY JOHNSON

I’d act to shore up (the) public hospital system, which is on the brink of financial collapse thanks to threats from the Trump administration and other challenges. And I’d work to rescue our mom and pop stores, which are facing extinction in a very difficult real estate market.

MARK LEVINE

First thing that I would do is bring all my colleagues together to the lounge room and talk about how we can build a New York City for all … We’re fighting Donald Trump because he has built a white male Cabinet, because he’s been going after women and education. We have to be a role model for the nation.

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JEFFRIES, SEEN HERE WITH CITY COUNCILMAN MARK LEVINE, HAS BEEN PUBLICLY SUPPORTIVE OF CITY COUNCILMAN ROBERT CORNEGY JR.’S BID.

“DECISIONS THAT ARE MADE AS IT RELATES TO THE SPEAKER’S RACE WILL REVERBERATE ACROSS THE CITY ALL THE WAY THROUGH TO THE 2021 ELECTION CYCLE.” — Rep. HAKEEM JEFFRIES Other Brooklynites like Jeffries are trying to negotiate with Crowley on Brooklyn’s behalf, and Jeffries, whose district overlaps Cornegy’s, has been publicly supportive of Cornegy’s bid as well. Others candidates openly embrace the system as a way to avoid a constant boogeyman in the race – the mayor’s influence over the legislative body. “A process dominated by the county organization is the only means by which to ensure that the council remains independent from the mayor,” Torres said at the Crain’s forum. “So I think it’s the best process that we have.” In an interview with City & State, Levine played coy on the county leaders’ influence, admitting that labor leaders and county parties have broader considerations in the race, but insisted that council members have to be happy with the pick too. “Ultimately, it might just be about convincing 50 of your colleagues, at least 25 of them, that you’re the best person for the job,” he said. Manhattan’s Johnson said at the Crain’s forum that county organizations are just

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looking out for their own interests, but ultimately “every one of us up here are leftof-center Democrats.” Such thinking, while true, is also politically expedient for Johnson, who is considered by some observers to be driven more by politics than ideology. He worked in government relations for major real estate development firm GFI before joining the council, and his opponent for re-election this year based her campaign on tying Johnson to the Real Estate Board of New York, the influential industry group. Johnson’s front-runner status in the race is largely thanks to his old-fashioned politicking. He has had his eye on the speaker position for more than two years, and has built up goodwill by donating his own campaign funds to more than 20 other council members. More than any other candidate, Johnson was constantly out volunteering for other council members in their primary election races. A senior official on one campaign even complained to City & State that Johnson’s continuous presence was more of an annoyance. “Corey is a very calculating individual. He’s not stupid,” another speaker candidate told City & State, laughing with what seemed to be amazement. “You’ve got to give the guy credit!” But Johnson said he feels good about his council relationships. “I feel like part of the reason I’m considered a top-tier contender is because

A NUMBER OF RUMORED 2021 MAYORAL CANDIDATES ARE INFLUENCING THE RACE, INCLUDING BRONX BOROUGH PRESIDENT RUBEN DIAZ JR., SEEN HERE WITH CITY COUNCILMAN RITCHIE TORRES.


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will continue between the council and the mayor and the city and the governor.”

CORNEGY’S MORE MODERATE POLITICS HAVE HELPED HIS STOCK RISE. BUT FRONT-RUNNER COREY JOHNSON HAS BEEN OPENLY VYING FOR SPEAKER FOR MORE THAN TWO YEARS.

of my relationships with my colleagues,” he said. “Are there other members who are supporting other folks for speaker? Yeah! That’s OK. We’re all going to come together in the end when this is over and work in a unified way for 8.5 million New Yorkers who expect us to get things done.” THE SPEAKER CANDIDATES don’t agree yet on who should lead the council, but they’re aligned on most other things. “It’s not like a presidential race,” Lander said. “Everyone generally agrees on the big points.” While Lander played a big role in electing Mark-Viverito in 2014, his influence may be muted this year – thanks to the caucus he co-founded. Seven of the eight candidates – all except Cornegy – are members of the council’s Progressive Caucus, a left-leaning group created in 2010 as a counterweight to the centrist politics of Quinn and then-Mayor Michael Bloomberg. But in an interview with City & State last month, Lander said he would not necessarily need to support a member of the Progressive Caucus, leaving an opening for his fellow Brooklynite Cornegy. So if all the candidates are so similar, what has made this the hottest race in town? “The speaker’s race is just one piece in a larger chess game,” Appelbaum said. His union, RWDSU, has partnered with some other of the city’s most powerful unions, including 32BJ Service Employees International Union and District

Council 37, to meet with candidates and try to have a say in the race. The speaker has real power – and Appelbaum can point for a number of progressive laws that he credits to Mark-Viverito – but the unions aren’t just getting involved to help choose a City Council leader that may be marginally better than the others. The unions are here to play the “broader chess game,” Appelbaum said, “that will determine who will achieve other political offices, both in the city and in the country, what sort of agenda is going to be put forward, what sort of relationships

CHIEF AMONG THESE reverberations may be the political calculus of Crowley, as he sets his sights on ascending the national Democratic ranks. The congressman is currently the chairman of the Democratic caucus, the fourth-highest-ranking position in the Democratic leadership, but it’s an open secret in Washington politics that Crowley would love to succeed California Rep. Nancy Pelosi as minority leader – and earn a chance to be speaker of the House, if the Democrats take back the majority in an anti-Republican wave. Crowley’s power in the speaker’s race could be overstated – he was outmaneuvered in 2013 by Brooklyn’s Seddio, and the favored choice of Queens, City Councilman Dan Garodnick, did not become speaker. But Crowley is widely expected to have the most say in picking the next speaker. He is even, as of late November, rumored to have 32 votes pledged to him already – the needed majority. Whether or not this is true, the rumor’s credibility speaks to his influence. With Crowley in charge of so many chips, he’s in position to build coalitions and divvy out favors that could help his own race for speaker. In one oft-cited example, Crowley doing a favor for Jeffries in the City Council speaker race could help cement Jeffries’ support for Crowley’s speaker bid in Washington – potentially as a powerful envoy on behalf of Crowley to the Congressional Black Caucus.

VAN BRAMER IS HIGHLY UNLIKELY TO EARN THE NECESSARY SUPPORT FROM CROWLEY TO BECOME SPEAKER. MEANWHILE, CITY COUNCILMAN YDANIS RODRIGUEZ IS ALSO A LONG SHOT.


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“Hakeem Jeffries, it’s presumed, has interest in running for other positions,” a Democratic political insider told City & State. “You establish a lot of quid pro quos, a lot of chips, in this whole process. Joe may need Hakeem, Hakeem may need to get someone who he can work with as speaker.” The speaker candidate who asked to remain anonymous said he also thought that Crowley’s political ambitions may force him to play nice. “If I’m (Crowley), I want the least amount of blood as possible,” he said. “I want to leave this one a winner, but I want to leave it unscathed so I can walk into D.C. and say, ‘We’ve done this back home’ and not have people on different sides of the Democratic spectrum to a great degree be mad at him.” Crowley, who declined to comment for this article, also has the opportunity to strengthen already good relationships with the unions, including RWDSU, which has pull among Washington Democrats. Despite his wishes, de Blasio is not a national figure, but Crowley must consider his relationship with the city’s chief executive as well. De Blasio championing Mark-Viverito in 2014 helped swing the race in her favor, but four years later, de Blasio’s no longer a newly elected progressive darling and his influence has weakened as he enters his final term. To many of the candidates, de Blasio’s open or implied support would be considered a negative, as grounds for an allegation that someone is not sufficiently independent. But Crowley met with de Blasio in midNovember, and the mayor is expected to still have a say in Crowley’s decision. But the speaker’s race may be as much about the next mayor as the current one. A number of rumored 2021 mayoral candidates are influencing the race for speaker, including Jeffries, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., who is an influential voice in the Bronx Democratic Party. New York City Public Advocate Letitia James even hosted her own public forum for speaker candidates on Nov. 30. “It’s in the interest of everyone to build out bridges in the places they may not be strong,” said the speaker candidate who asked to remain anonymous. Potential mayoral candidates like Adams and Diaz have been reaching out to speaker candidates hoping to build relationships. According to the candidate, backing a speaker of a different race or ethnicity,

or from a different borough, could be especially helpful for potential mayoral candidates who are already thinking about building coalitions for 2021. “A lot of people are flirting with different people, and we’ll just see where this madness goes as it begins to wrap up eventually,” he said. Another Democratic insider said there was a more important dynamic at play. “If I were Ruben Diaz Jr. or if I were Tish James … I would not really care who the speaker is. I would care that during this process of negotiating who the speaker is that I bond myself to Queens,” the insider said. Crowley, with his powerful hold over the borough’s Democratic Party, is expected to be a factor in that race too, as Democrats jockey for position ahead of the primary. But with four years to go, more candidates for mayor could emerge, including whoever ends up becoming speaker. Both Miller and Quinn launched credible runs for mayor after their terms as speaker concluded. There was no opening for Mark-Viverito to run for mayor this year, due to de Blasio seeking a second term, but the next speaker would at least consider a run for the Democratic nomination when the office opens up in 2021. That 2021 election is guaranteed to change the city’s political landscape. The 2017 elections saw just 11 new council members, and incumbents kept all three citywide positions. Because of term limits,

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all the citywide seats are expected to be open in 2021 as well as some three dozen City Council seats. “A significant number of City Council members are term-limited in four years,” Jeffries told City & State. “And so in many ways, decisions that are made as it relates to the speaker’s race will reverberate across the city all the way through to the 2021 election cycle.” THE CRAIN’S SPEAKER’S DEBATE was the first public event in what’s sure to be a busy two months for the candidates vying for speaker. Many insiders don’t expect a decision until late December. Why cut it off when there’s always something else to negotiate for? Some candidates may drop out of the race, backing others in the hopes of earning a prime committee chairmanship, or just hoping not to burn bridges with the next speaker. People refer to the speaker’s race as chess game, but it’s much more complicated, with no set rules and innumerable winners and losers – and some won’t know their lot for years. “We are all talking and we are all speaking to all of those who want to weigh in and actually have a right to weigh in because this is an incredibly important thing for all of us to decide, and I look forward to that,” Van Bramer said at the Crain’s forum. “And I just reiterate my endorsement of Joe Crowley for speaker.”

THE CITY COUNCIL SPEAKER CANDIDATES HAVE BEEN TRYING TO KEEP THEIR DISTANCE FROM MAYOR BILL DE BLASIO, SEEN HERE WITH DONOVAN RICHARDS AND CORNEGY.


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SETTING THE AGENDA PART II WE NEVER USED to have to talk about Washington this much. Every fall, we look ahead to next year’s state legislative session, but rarely, if ever, did we spend much time talking about the federal government and its impact on New York’s decisions. This year, things are different. During his first year as president, Donald Trump has threatened to slash spending and scale back programs, including in health care, education and housing. The Affordable Care Act has survived, of course, but the administration has continued to target it – and Congress keeps talking about killing it off. Lately, Congress has turned its attention to a sweeping tax reform plan, which could cost New York taxpayers billions of dollars. To complicate matters, New York is already facing challenges at home. Thanks to dwindling tax revenue, the state faces a projected budget gap of at least $1.7 billion. The shortfall could be even higher in subsequent years, and that’s not including potential federal cuts. To help navigate this uncertain landscape, we present our annual Setting the Agenda section. In the first installment of this two-part series, we had the latest updates on labor, health care, infrastructure and ethics. This second installment features reports on education, energy and more.


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EDUCATION

BULLYING, THE DREAM ACT AND ‘MONEY MONEY MONEY’ THE FIGHTS OVER student testing and education standards in the state have died down. Mayoral control of New York City’s schools won’t be expiring next year. And the battle over the charter school cap may end up on the back burner in lieu of a dispute about training requirements for charter school teachers. But in the state Legislature, the perennial question is how much funding will be provided for education – and how much will everyone else get?

“Money, money, money, how much of it you have to spend is always the issue,” state Sen. Carl Marcellino, the Republican chairman of the state Senate Education Committee, told City & State. “The amount of money (in the budget) is not the toughest part of the process, but it’s once you figure out how much money we have in the pie to work with, then we can have the luxury of figuring out how to cut the pie,” he said. With a budget deadline of April 1, Marcellino said identifying the needs and determining where to distribute

funding is a difficult process, especially with a multibillion-dollar deficit looming in the state budget. “The biggest thing we’re looking at or will have to look at is the possible $4 billion deficit in the state budget, and it might be even as high as $7 billion, according to the comptroller’s office,” he said. Marcellino said state officials could face real challenges in funding education, which is one of the fastest growing parts of the state budget, along with health care. But there is little that can be done until

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“THE AMOUNT OF MONEY (IN THE BUDGET) IS NOT THE TOUGHEST PART OF THE PROCESS, IT’S … FIGURING OUT HOW TO CUT THE PIE.” – state Sen. CARL MARCELLINO

Keeping the Public in Public Education Representations of the crisis of public higher education often boil down to questions of funding, but I think the matter runs far deeper. A fundamental philosophy motivates our state universities, and that philosophy has been under sustained and damaging attack. The visionary architects of public higher education conceptualized our schools as essential elements of a democratic society. The great democratizing movements of the modern era hinged on economically empowered populations without political rights rising to demand those rights. A system where everyone has a voice in government needs the reverse: a mechanism by which the politically enfranchised could also be socially and economically enfranchised. Public education was designed to make sure our democratic system worked: that people with talent and dedication were not marginalized from the general success of

their society, and that society was not in turn deprived of its human resources. Public education was an emphatically public good. When we describe public education as benefits to individual students, we risk eclipsing the more universal public good that our institutions offer to everyone in America. I write this as interim president of The City College of New York, one of 6 CUNY colleges recently cited as among those contributing most to American social mobility (we’re second nationally, next to CUNY’s Baruch College). One might choose to illustrate this accomplishment in terms of individual lives remade in our classrooms, and we enthusiastically tell these stories every day. But accomplishments in the realm of social mobility must be appreciated on the broadest canvass as well. Something is ripped from American society when the engines of social mobility don’t work under full steam.

We begin to lose the connecting center of our communities: those institutions and practices that turn under-resourced desire into life plans with a reasonable prospect for success. We also squander great pools of talent that our nation badly needs. There is a shadow across contemporary America, indicated—but not caused—by the turmoil in our politics. Weakening patterns of social mobility open a void where our greatest strength once lay: in the capacity, the social connection and allegiance of people rising through the ranks, clearly assisted by our democratic institutions. Neglecting how higher education makes that rise possible would be a terrible mistake. It is time, in our advocacy and our policies, to rededicate ourselves to the idea of the public university as an essential American public good.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo presents his budget, he said, and then lawmakers can set their priorities. “Whether be it repairs, construction, maintenance, testing problems or Common Core issues, it is something that you sit down with different educational groups and organizations and try to work things out according to need,” Marcellino said. Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan, the chairwoman of the Assembly Education Committee, told City & State that funding needs to be allocated to an anti-bullying initiative to help reduce violence on school premises. “We’re working on Dignity For All Students,” Nolan said, referring to the anti-bullying law that was passed in 2010. “We need more funding into this anti-bullying initiative. So we are creating an approach hoping for better results.” Nolan cited the recent high-profile incident in which Abel Centeno, a Bronx teenager who was allegedly taunted with homophobic insults, killed a classmate and injured another. “This case gives it a new urgency,” Nolan said. With this initiative, more schools will be able to handle cases of bullying.

Both Marcellino and Nolan also cited the need for more instructors for students who are learning English as a second language, including in New York City. Nolan said her committee is also “looking at how we can enhance state authority of private schools and make sure there are adequate supervisions of these schools and how to enhance its structure and system.” Another top priority, at least for Democrats, is the push to implement the DREAM Act as part of the state budget so that young undocumented immigrants can secure state college financial aid. Unlike a federal bill of the same name, the state legislation would not make it legal for these young immigrants to stay permanently in the U.S. While state Senate Republicans have blocked the legislation in the past, Marcellino suggested he would be open to some kind of resolution. “That will come not necessarily from a state legislation but the communities and districts,” he said. “So we’ll have to do some talking again to the players in the system and once we find out what their needs are and how they are being addressed and then we can work on allocation of funding if necessary.”

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As New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio enters his second term, he is looking to expand on universal prekindergarten, one of the top achievements during his first four years in office. However, the mayor is banking on receiving $700 million from the state and federal governments and a tight fiscal climate in Albany may make it difficult to secure those funds.

DREAM ACT (S471A/A3039)

The federal DREAM Act, which would allow certain young undocumented immigrants to stay in the United States, has been stalled for years. Democrats in the state Legislature have sought to pass a local variation of the bill, which would allow them to qualify for state college financial aid. State Senate Republicans have opposed the measure in recent years, and it’s unclear whether there is any path forward unless the Democrats retake the state Senate.

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CONGESTION PRICING TO DRIVE THE AGENDA By GRACE SEGERS

AFTER THIS YEAR’S “summer of hell” highlighted problems with the New York City metro area’s rail infrastructure and the need for more investment in the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, debating how to pay for transportation upgrades could dominate the 2018 legislative session in Albany. However, it’s unclear whether the Republicans who control the state Senate and the Democrats holding the Assembly will come together on a shared approach to solving the state’s most pressing transportation and infrastructure issues. A plan for congestion pricing, which

would charge drivers to enter New York City’s most congested areas, failed when it was pushed by the Bloomberg administration, but it may have better odds of passing in 2018. In August, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said congestion pricing was “an idea whose time has come,” although details have been scant. One option is the Move NY plan, which would institute congestion pricing in New York City as a source of fundBy GRACE SEGERS ing for the MTA. Assemblyman Robert Rodriguez, a Manhattan Democrat, and state Sen. Andrew Lanza, a Staten Island Republican, are the lead sponsors of the

legislation. State Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan’s Republican conference is typically opposed to higher taxes and fees, but he has not publicly weighed in on Cuomo’s potential push to implement congestion pricing. Separately, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz has introduced a proposal to put 2 percent of the state’s annual personal income tax toward transit funding, but this plan may face opposition from upstate Republicans. State Sen. Joseph Robach, the Republican chairman of the Transportation Committee, did not mention congestion


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pricing as one of his committee’s priorities in an email to City & State. He did allude to longstanding tensions surrounding the transportation needs of New York City, saying, “My upstate colleagues and I have tirelessly fought to achieve parity between funding for upstate roads and bridges and downstate MTA funding.” In 2016, Cuomo and legislative leaders touted a state budget deal that included $27.14 billion for state Department of Transportation and state Thruway Authority projects and $27.98 billion for the MTA. Robach also referred to projects that were already approved by the state Legislature but must continue to be monitored, such as reconstruction of the state Route 390 and Interstate 490 interchange in Rochester, which was included as part of the five-year Department of Transportation capital plan approved in 2016. He also discussed maintaining funding for the Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program. “We must ensure that CHIPS funding continues to be appropriately allocated (as) local municipalities around the state rely on these crucial funds to maintain their local roads,” he said.

ON THE MOVE

MOVE NY FAIR PLAN (A306A/S6287)

This plan would institute congestion pricing by charging tolls on Manhattan’s four East River bridges and for vehicles crossing below 60th Street in Manhattan. Assemblyman Robert Rodriguez, the bill’s lead sponsor in the Assembly, has called for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to include the plan in his 2018 State of the State address.

PRIVATIZATION OF PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE (A4870/ S6296)

This Democratic proposal would require “all public authorities owning, leasing, and controlling critical infrastructure to study the potential consequences of

privatization.” It is currently under consideration by the state Senate Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions, which oversees state agencies like the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

DESIGN-BUILD IN NEW YORK CITY (A8134/S6427)

In 2017, Republican state Sen. Andrew Lanza and Democratic Assemblyman Michael Benedetto sponsored this bill to let New York City use design-build project delivery on specific infrastructure projects. The legislation was strongly backed by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration. Although some state agencies can use design-build, which proponents say cuts costs, the bill failed to advance in the state Senate.

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ENERGY

A BALANCE OF POWER SOURCES By MEERAN KARIM

WHILE PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP is walking away from international clean energy goals, New York lawmakers are looking at ways to implement a state plan to increase the use of renewable energy. Albany lawmakers who lead the energy committees in both houses say they will push for diversification in energy sources as part of New York’s compliance with the state’s Clean Energy Standard. That order requires 50 percent of New York’s electricity to come from renewable energy sources like solar and wind by 2030, with a phase-in schedule that was set to ramp up this year. It’s a fundamental part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Reforming the

Energy Vision policy, which aims to modernize the state’s aging energy infrastructure that was exposed by Superstorm Sandy in 2012. In addition to its goal of reducing the state’s fossil fuel dependence, REV has a long-term goal of reducing total carbon emissions statewide by 80 percent by 2050. The plan also aims to decrease energy consumption in buildings by 23 percent from 2012 levels. To reach these targets, the state has undertaken a number of initiatives, including CleanSEGERS Energy Fund, Bythe GRACE NY-Sun, NY Green Bank and the NY Prize competition. State Sen. Joseph Griffo, the Republican chairman of the state Senate Committee on

Energy and Telecommunications, said that a reliable, resilient, safe, clean and affordable supply of electricity across the state is vital to New York’s economy and the everyday lives of its residents. “One of our big priorities is making sure the implementation of REV is transparent and responsible,” Griffo told City & State. He also mentioned that his committee would be working on encouraging further buildout and improvement of the state’s broadband infrastructure, which Cuomo has promised to significantly improve by 2018. “We need to ensure that the remote parts of the state also have broadband access and are not isolated from the rest of (the) New York economy,” Griffo said.


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Assemblywoman Latrice Walker, chairwoman of the Assembly Subcommittee on Renewable Energy, said carbon pricing, or charging industries that emit carbon dioxide for their emissions, would be on her agenda. “In light of the New York Independent System Operator mentioning carbon taxes on the wholesale market, there will definitely be a conversation about carbon pricing in the upcoming session,” Walker said. Walker also said she is working toward helping her constituents in Brownsville, Brooklyn, install solar panels on their buildings and obtain energy-efficient appliances that could cut the operating costs of the New York City Housing Authority. “We are actively helping communities transition to more sustainable energy practices, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and lowering costs,” she said. Her Democratic colleague, Assemblyman Michael Cusick, was appointed chairman of the Assembly Energy Committee in October. “As the new chair, my priorities are the committee’s priorities,” Cusick said. “I was just appointed a few weeks ago, so right now I’m in the process of talking

“WE NEED TO ENSURE THAT THE REMOTE PARTS OF THE STATE ARE NOT ISOLATED FROM THE REST OF (THE) NEW YORK ECONOMY.” – state Sen. JOSEPH GRIFFO

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with members of the committee and look forward to talking to members of our conference on what their priorities are when it comes to energy production. I know that the house has always been committed to the state’s clean energy goal of 50 percent of renewable energy by 2030, so we would stay on that guideline.” Although lawmakers look to increase reliance on renewable energy in New York, it will come with a price tag. A recent report by the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts Amherst noted that a commitment of $31 billion per year in clean energy investment would be needed to meet New York’s 50 percent by 2030 target. “Through investments at this level, the state can bring (carbon dioxide) emissions down to about 100 million tons by 2030, along with comparable declines in methane emissions from natural gas production,” the report concluded. “Total investment spending at this level would average about 1.8 percent of the state’s projected GDP between 2021-2030, assuming the state’s economy did grow at 2.6 percent per year over this period.”

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STATE SENATE REPUBLICANS HAVE BEEN TRYING TO MAKE CUOMO’S PROPERTY TAX CAP PERMANENT FOR MORE THAN FIVE YEARS.

AS THE NEW YEAR approaches, state lawmakers are preparing to return to Albany. Some of them bring along bills that – despite big pushes – couldn’t make it into law last session. Here are some of the bills you’ll be hearing about again. CHILD VICTIMS ACT “We’ll be back next January,” one advocate vowed in June, after state Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan said the Child Victims Act wouldn’t be brought up for a vote in 2017. Versions of Senate Bill 809, which would extend the statute of limitations for young victims of sexual abuse, have been considered for more than a decade and even passed the Assembly this year, but opposition from the Catholic Church and Boy Scouts of America has kept it from the governor’s desk. Supporters hope next year

will be different thanks to the national attention on sexual misconduct, including accusations against public figures like U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama and actor Kevin Spacey. HOME STABILITY SUPPORT Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi’s bill to create a statewide rental subsidy to keep New Yorkers in their homes and out of homeless shelters made waves when he announced it in 2016. Soon after, the “bold plan” got a coveted New York Times endorsement and was backed by more than a dozen New York City Council members. But the bill never made it of committee Byout GRACE SEGERS and a companion bill was never introduced in the state Senate. Hevesi plans to try again this year after educating state Senate Republicans on “the severity of the crisis.”

By JEFF COLTIN

PERMANENT PROPERTY TAX CAP Almost since the moment Gov. Andrew Cuomo ushered in a 2011 law to temporarily limit property tax increases, state Senate Republicans have been trying to make the tax cap permanent. A bill to do so passed the Senate in January, but failed to get a vote in the Assembly. There’s no real rush, since the cap doesn’t expire until 2020, but expect a push from sponsor Flanagan – and backer Cuomo – who wants to say he kept New Yorkers’ tax bills low. DE BLASIO’S MILLIONAIRES TAX TO FUND TRANSIT New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio doesn’t think congestion pricing has a chance of passing in Albany, so he has unveiled his own plan to better fund the subways: a millionaires tax.

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Notice of Formation of Tarrytown Apartments LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/11/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of OMAK, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 11/6/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 405 Lexington Ave, NY, NY 10174. Purpose: any lawful activity.

Notice of Formation of WILLIAMSPORT DIRECT LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/15/17. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Andrew J. Stamelman, Esq., Sherman Wells Sylvester & Stamelman LLP, 210 Park Ave., 2nd Fl., Florham Park, NJ 07932. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Cellco Partnership and its controlled affiliates doing business as Verizon Wireless (Verizon Wireless) proposes to collocate wireless communications antennas with an overall height of 89 feet on a rooftop at the approx. vicinity of 66-20 108TH STREET, Forest Hills, Queens County, NY 11375. Public comments regarding potential effects from this site on historic properties may be submitted within 30 days from the date of this publication to: Trileaf Corp, Erika, e.diak@ trileaf.com, 10845 Olive Blvd, Suite 260, St. Louis, MO 63141, 314-997-6111. Notice of Formation of Polygravity Media, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/14/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is National Registered Agents, Inc., 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity.

LEGALNOTICES@ CITYANDSTATENY.COM Notice of Formation of EJ NY Consulting, LLC filed with SSNY on 10/20/17. Office: NY County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: c/o Eric Jennings, 435 W 23rd St, Ste 1BB, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful act or activity.

Notice of Formation of Kenmare Productions LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/26/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 3 E. 84th St, #4, NY, NY 10028. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of Tony Mac Media LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/23/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 225 W. 70th St, Apt 4F, NY, NY 10023. Purpose: any lawful activity. 432 PARK JOY, LLC Art. Of Org. Filed Sec. of State of NY 10/27/2017. Off. Loc.: New York Co. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY to mail copy of process to The LLC, c/o Edelstein Law Group, P.C, 1350 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity. Notice of Formation of 18 Amalfi Enterprises, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/4/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 8 W. 40th St, Fl. 6, NY, NY 10018. Purpose: any lawful activity. PUBLIC NOTICE New York City Dept. of Consumer Affairs Notice of Public Hearing Notice is hereby given, pursuant to law, that the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs will hold a public hearing on WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 27TH, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at 42 Broadway, 5th floor, on a petition for SERAFINA 2735 CORP to ESTABLISH MAINTAIN, AND OPERATE an unenclosed sidewalk cafe at 2737 BROADWAY in the Borough of Manhattan for a term of two years. REQUEST FOR COPIES OF THE REVOCABLE CONSENT AGREEMENT MAY BE ADDRESSED TO: DEPT. OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS, 42 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NY 10004 ATTN: FOIL OFFICER Notice of Formation of BTWN 5th and 6th, LLC filed with SSNY on November 3, 2017. 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 LLC: 30 West 21st Street New York, NY 10010. Purpose: any lawful act or activity.

Notice of Qualification of FOX CAPITAL FUNDING LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/19/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 8/3/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 65 Broadway, Ste 804, NY, NY 10006. DE address of LLC: 1013 Centre Rd, Ste 403-B, Wilmington, DE 19805. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of Kessler 211 East 46th Street, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 11/22/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 211 E. 46th St, NY, NY 10017. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of 170 Westside Market, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/18/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 148 W. 24th St, Fl. 3, Apt 3A, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. Application for Authority of Tiger Path Ventures, LLC filed with the Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 10/19/17. Formed in DE 10/18/17. Office loc.: NY County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The principal business loc. and address SSNY shall mail copy of process is 166 E. 63rd St., Apt. 11C, New York, NY 10065. The office address in DE is 203 NE Front St., Ste. 101, Milford, DE 19963. Cert. of Formation filed with Jeffrey W. Bullock, DE Secy. of State, Div. of Corporations, PO Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of RA 4720 Third Ave LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/17/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is National Registered Agents, Inc., 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of BOB LESSER, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/19/17. Office location: NY County. Latest date on which the LLC may dissolve is 12/31/2065. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 360 W. 22nd St., #17, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: Any lawful activity.


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Decmeber 4, 2017 Notice of Qualification of SUN FLATBUSH LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/10/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 6/30/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 31 W. 34th St, Ste 1012, NY, NY 10001. DE address of LLC: 1013 Centre Rd, Ste 403-B, Wilmington, DE 19805. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of FH 65 Associates LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/31/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 20 W. 47th St, Ste 205, NY, NY 10036. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Form. of Gabby Makeup NYC LLC. Art. of Org. filed with SSNY 11-9-17. Office Location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC for service of process. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to c/o The LLC, 28 E 10th St., Apt. 9H NY, NY 10003. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity. Notice of Formation of AHIG LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 11/13/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 745 5th Ave, Fl. 5, NY, NY 10151. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is Grossman LLP, 745 5th Ave, Fl. 5, NY, NY 10151. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of SuperbiaUSA LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 11/20/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 505 W. 37th St, PHC, NY, NY 10018. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of 170 Westside Enterprises, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/18/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 148 W. 24th St, Fl. 3, Apt 3A, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. The Marketing Arsenal LLC filed with SSNY 10/24/17. Office: NY County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 75-25 l53rd St. Apt PH9, Kew Gardens Hills, NY 11367. Purpose: any lawful act or activity.

Notice of Qualification of 130 EAST 12TH STREET DEVELOPERS LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/8/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 7/12/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 900 3rd Ave, Fl. 17, NY, NY 10022. DE address of LLC: 1013 Centre Rd, Ste 403-B, Wilmington, DE 19805. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Qualification of JUST ANOTHER BRAIN LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/18/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 09/25/17. Princ. office of LLC: 33 W. 60th St., 2nd Fl., NY, NY 10023. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Michael Rabadi at the princ. office of the LLC. DE addr. of LLC: 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State of DE, P.O. Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Qualification of Aircraft Hangar Services LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/17/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 9/8/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to3500 S. DuPont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901. DE address of LLC: 3500 S. DuPont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of MYU Media LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/8/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 75 West End Ave, # P7K, NY, NY 10023. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Qualification of 903 PARTNERS LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/17/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 03/06/17. Princ. office of LLC: 1270 Ave. of the Americas, Ste. 1815, NY, NY 10020. 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. DE addr. of LLC: 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Investment advisor to venture capital funds.

Notice of Qualification of Durational Capital Management LP. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/13/17. Office location: New York County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 9/21/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 107 Grand St, Fl. 7, NY, NY 10013. DE address of LP: 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. 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.

CITYANDSTATENY.COM Empower-U LLC, Arts. of Org. filled with SSNY 10/16/17. Office loc: Richmond County. SSNY designated agent upon whom process against the LLC maybe served. SSNY shall mail process to: Empower-U LLC : Attn: Clifford Leconte, P.O. Box 40630, Staten Island, NY. 10304. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Notice of Qualification of 308 West 90 Street, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 11/9/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Maryland (MD) on 3/13/04. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 446 E. 86th St, Apt 9F, NY, NY 10028. MD address of LLC: 100 Light St, Baltimore, MD 21202. Cert. of Formation filed with MD Secy of State, 300 W. Preston St, Baltimore, MD 21201. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is Roderick L. Hickey III, 446 E. 86th St, Apt 9F, NY, NY 10028. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Qualification of Yalber SPV I, LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/02/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in DELAWARE (DE) on 10/27/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Yalber SPV I, LLC, 315 W 36th St., NY, NY 10018. Address to be maintained in DE: Registered Agent Solutions, Inc., 9 E. Loockerman St., Ste. 311, Dover, DE 19901. Arts of Org. filed with the DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities. Notice of Formation of SMA F&B LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 11/7/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 54 E. 13th St, Unit 2A, NY, NY 10003. Purpose: any lawful activity.

Notice of Qualification of ACQUA DI PARMA LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/17/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 03/03/06. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 122072543. DE addr. of LLC: 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State, Dept. of State, Div. of Corps. and LLC, P.O. Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: Any lawful activity. LAGALANTE PLLC Art. Of Org. Filed Sec. of State of NY 11/1/2017. Off. Loc.: New York Co. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY to mail copy of process to The LLC, 380 Lexington Avenue, Suite 2120, New York, NY 10168. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity. Notice of Formation of Barnea Bistro, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 11/22/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 211 E. 46th St, NY, NY 10017. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Qualification of 93 Worth Retail LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 11/1/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 7/14/14. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 160 Greentree Dr., Ste 101, Dover, DE 19904. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is National Registered Agents, Inc., 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A LICENSE, SERIAL # 1306481 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 41-15 41-25 34TH AVE ASTORIA, NY 11101. QUEENS COUNTY, FOR ON PREMISE CONSUMPTION. MILO 34 CORP. CHURCHILL REALTY, LLC Art. Of Org. Filed Sec. of State of NY 11/9/2017. Off. Loc.: New York Co. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY to mail copy of process to The LLC, PO Box 933, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity.

Notice of Qualification of Hero Traveler LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/06/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 06/16/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 44 West 28th St., 8th Fl., NY, NY 10001. Address to be maintained in DE: 1013 Centre Rd., Ste. 403S, Wilmington, DE 19805. Arts of Org. filed with the Secy. of State, DE Division of Corporations, 401 Federal St. - Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities. BROADWAY ACTOR’S STUDIO LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 08/04/2017. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Stephanie Rosenberg, 215 W. 95th St., Apt. 5N, NY, NY 10025. Reg Agent: Stephanie Rosenberg, 215 W. 95th St., Apt. 5N, NY, NY 10025. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Notice of Formation of FORM50 LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/01/17. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Qualification of TESM LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 11/3/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 10/12/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 222 Broadway, #1851, NY, NY 10038. DE address of LLC: 12 Timber Creek Ln., Newark, DE 19711. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of TASUIL LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/14/17. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: c/o Paul Hastings LLP, 200 Park Ave., NY, NY 10166. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Attn: Martin L. Edelman, Esq. at the princ. office of the LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of Entiere 17th Street Tenant LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/27/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 29 W. 17th St, FL. 9, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity.

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STORAGE LEIN SALE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will sell to satisfy the lien of owner at public sale by competitive bidding on Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 at 10AM at the Oz Moving & Storage facility located at: 498 Nepperhan Avenue, Yonkers, NY, the personal property stored therein including but not limited to the following: Alfred Silverstein #16554 – boxes, household goods Ali Cordero Casal #9763- plasma box, black carry case, lamp box, office chair. The Andalex Group #11364 - office furniture, boxes, file cabinets, office items Christopher Harrington #15978 - Boxes + some furniture Courtney Robinson #13630 – boxes, household goods Daryl Nanes #5930 - Office furniture, boxes, file cabinets Dina Bloch #16718 - household goods Harun Iftikhar #6056 - boxes, tv Jarod Hector #16810boxes, furniture Joe McNulty #10335 - cabinet, tables, boxes Jeff Wald #16800- desk, bookcase, cabinet, sofa, rug, boxes, bed, tables Jeremy Hirsch #8301- cabinet, sofa, tables, boxes other furniture Nautilus Ventures LLC #18375office equipment , boxes Kelly LaMonica Carll #13039- boxes, lamps, stools, other furniture Lashley Schulingkamp #16490 - furniture, boxes, chairs, sofa Maria Chungunco #17544boxes, tables, pictures Melanie Keys #6260- boxes, pictures, stools Robin Craig #15112boxes, bins Robert Sher #5888 - boxes, household goods Rodrigo Otazu # 6315 –boxes, sofa, lamps Sandy & Thomas Plumeri #5995 – boxes, household goods Sang Ho Lee #17003 – boxes, furniture, pictures Silvano Lattanzi #11616 – boxes Summer Turturro #12371 – boxes, household goods Tony Lecour #15482- boxes, furniture Tora Peterson #5886 – tv, boxes, chairs Vlad Torgovnik #6128 – household goods William Reid #7607 - boxes, chairs, lamps, TERMS: ALL CASH. DEPOSIT TO BID REQUIRED. PHOTO ID REQUIRED FOR ADMITTANCE. 15% BUYERS PREMIUM AUCTIONEER:DONALD BADER (DCA NO. 865815) AND PATRICK WILLIAMS (DCA NO. 1377072; 2) NOTICE OF Qualification of Zanna Roberts Rassi LLC filed with SSNY on 10/23/2017. Office loc: NY County. LLC formed in DE on 9/7/11. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: Walls Financial Group, 435 W 23rd St, Ste 1BB, NY, NY 10011. Cert of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, PO Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: any lawful act or activity

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Notice of Formation of Erin McKenna’s Bakery NYC, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/06/17. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Babycakes NYC, Inc., 248 Broome St., NY, NY 10002. Purpose: any lawful activities. Notice of Formation of YORKTOWN ASSETS SERVICES LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/30/17. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Qualification of DANSKAMMER INVESTMENTS LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/25/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 09/07/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co. (CSC), 80 State St., Albany, NY 122072543. DE addr. of LLC: c/o CSC, 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State of DE, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Auction Sale is herein given that Access Self Storage of Long Island City located at 29-00 Review Avenue, Long Island City, N.Y. 11101 will take place on WWW. STORAGETREASURES.COM Sale by competitive bidding starting on December 11, 2017 and end on December 20, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. to satisfy unpaid rent and charges on the following accounts: Contents of rooms generally contain misc. Household goods and other effects. #428Tommy Seaton, #2114- Max Corsillo, LLC, #2210- Naim Salhi, #2448- Avery Bock, #3416- Nidia C. Carrasco. The contents of each unit will be sold as a lot and all items must be removed from the premises within 72 hours. Owners may redeem their goods by paying all rent and charges due at any time before the sale. Notice of Formation of MEREDITH ROSEN GALLERY LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/31/17. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Legalinc Corporate Services Inc., 1967 Wehrle Dr., Ste. 1-086, Buffalo, NY 14221, also the registered agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful activities.

Notice of Qualification of WILDFLOWER LTD. LLC, Fictitious name: WILDFLOWER HOLDINGS LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/26/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in DELAWARE (DE) on 09/25/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Douglas Gladstone, Esq., Goldfarb & Fleece LLP, 560 Lexington Ave., 6th Fl., NY, NY 10022. Address to be maintained in DE: National Registered Agents, Inc., 160 Greentree Dr., Ste. 101, Dover, DE 19904. Arts of Org. filed with the Secy. of State of DE, John G. Townsend Bldg., Federal & Lockerman Streets, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities. Notice of Formation of Daniel Goldweit, D.M.D., PLLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/17/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 140 Riverside Blvd, Apt 608, NY, NY 10069. Purpose: Dentistry. MAP LIMO LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 08/24/2017. Office loc: Richmond County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 88 Lovell Ave, Staten Island, NY 10314. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF Respectful Productions LLC. Arts of Org filed with Secy of State of NY (SSNY) 7/10/17. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail any process to: The LLC, Attn: James Flanagan, 508 E 79th Apt 4F. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Notice of Qualification of 104 Franklin LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/26/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 7/21/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of formation of GLJ REAL ESTATE LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/19/2017. Office location, County of New York. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o David Gibber, 255 W. 88th St., Apt. 9B, NY NY 10024. Purpose: any lawful act.

December 4, 2017 DA’NOI SALON, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 11/02/2017. Office loc: Richmond County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 4108 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10308. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.

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Notice of Qualification of 320 WEST 31ST ASSOCIATES, LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/07/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 03/13/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Onyx Equities LLC, 900 Rt. 9 North, Ste. 400, Woodbridge, NJ 07095. DE addr. of LLC: 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. REFEREE’S NOTICE OF SALE IN FORECLOSURE SUPREME COURT – COUNTY OF KINGS U.S. BANK, NATIONAL A S S O C I AT I O N , A S SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR TO LASALLE BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF THE MERRILL LYNCH FIRST FRANKLIN MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 20071, Plaintiff – against – JOSEPH O. LORMEJUSTE, et al Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered on October 17, 2017. I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction, in Room 224 of Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 on the 14th Day of December, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York. Premises known as 4011 Hubbard Place, Brooklyn, NY 11210. (Block: 7813 and Lot: 146 f/k/a part of Lot 45) Approximate amount of lien $891,527.07 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index No. 508366/2014. Steven Naiman, Esq., Referee. Davidson Fink LLP Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 28 East Main Street, Suite 1700 Rochester, NY 14614-1990 Tel.585/760-8218 Dated: October 20, 2017

Notice of Formation of 8 FERDINAND PARTNERS LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) o n 10/17/17. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: 63 Wall St., #1512, NY, NY 10005. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, Attn: Mr. Michele Chiari at the princ. office of the LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of Big & Fast, LLC. Arts of Org filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/25/17. Office loc: NY County. SSNY designated agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process to: US Corp. Agents Inc., 7014 13th Ave, #202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Princ bus addr: 210 E 90th St #4B NY, NY 10128. Purpose: any lawful act. New York 2150, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY 07/31/2017. Office loc: NY Co. SSNY designated agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: US Corp Agents, Inc, 7014 13th Ave, Ste 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. LLC princ bus addr: c/o Harry Assouline, 233 W 83rd St, NY, NY 10024. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Notice of Qualification of 72andSunny Midco LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/26/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 6/6/13. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. The name and address of the Reg. Agent is CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of formation of CENTRAL PARK WEST RESIDENCY LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 09/19/2017. Office location: NY County. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC to CENTRAL PARK WEST RESIDENCY LLC C/O LAW OFFICE OF Z. TAN PLLC 110 E. 59th Street, Suite 3200 New York, NY 10022 Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of Inflection Point Advisors, LLC filed with SSNY on 10/18/17. Office loc: NY County. SSNY designated agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 150 E 77th St, Apt. 14C, NY, NY, 10075. Purpose: any lawful act or activity.

Notice of Auction Sale is herein given that Citiwide Self Storage located at 4555 Pearson Street, Long Island City, N.Y. 11101 will take place on WWW. STORAGETREASURES.COM Sale by competitive bidding starting on December 11, 2017 and end on December 20, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. to satisfy unpaid rent and charges on the following accounts: Contents of rooms generally contain misc. Household goods and other effects. #6R59 – Richard Concepcion, #5D13 – Anna Warke, #5B05 – Pallavi Shah, #4Y18 – Muhammad Qadir, #7R06 – Roland Conde. The contents of each unit will be sold as a lot and all items must be removed from the premises within 72 hours. Owners may redeem their goods by paying all rent and charges due at any time before the sale. Notice of Qualification of INDUS SEZ IT HOLDINGS, LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/27/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 09/26/17. Princ. office of LLC: Attn: Brian Guzman, 888 Seventh Ave., 26th Fl., NY, NY 10019. 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 of the State of DE, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., Federal & Duke of York Sts., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of HAMILTON EXHIBITION, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/31/17. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: 1501 Broadway, 24th Fl., NY, NY 10036. 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 Formation of CORRECTIONAL FACILITY MEDICINE SERVICES PLLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/05/17. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of PLLC: 55 W. 100 25th St., Ste. 1001, NY, NY 10027. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. Purpose: Practicing medicine

Notice of Qualification of MAYFLOWER VERNON HILLS INVESTOR, LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/02/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 10/26/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, Attn: Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 122072543. The regd. agent of the company upon whom and at which process against the company can be served is Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 122072543. DE addr. of LLC: 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Qualification of CLEANCHOICE ENERGY COMMUNITY, LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/26/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 6/22/15. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1055 Thomas Jefferson St, Washington, DC 20007. DE address of LLC: 1013 Centre Rd Ste 403-B, Wilmington, DE 19805. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St. Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Qualification of 353-357 Broadway Member LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/20/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 10/16/17. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave, NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of Small Packages, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/19/17. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Robert Fried, c/o Withum, 1411 Broadway, 9th Fl., NY, NY 10018. Purpose: any lawful activities. Notice of Formation of Ross Mechanical LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/30/17. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1700 York Ave, Ste B2, NY, NY 10128. Purpose: any lawful activity.


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Decmeber 4, 2017 Notice of Formation of 11-11 creative, LLC filed with SSNY 7/17/17. Office: NY County. SSNY designated agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to LLC: attn: US Corp Agents, Inc. 7014 13th Ave, Suite 202 Brooklyn, NY 11228 Purpose: any lawful act or activity.

CITYANDSTATENY.COM Notice of Qualification of Level Z LLC, Fictitious Name: Level Z New York LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/10/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 10/05/17. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 21 West St., Apt 14j, NY, NY 10006. Address to be maintained in DE: Harvard Business Services, Inc., 16192 Coastal Hwy, Lewes, DE 19958. Arts of Org. filed with the Secy. of State, 401 Federal St, Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities. NOTICE OF FORMATION of SUMTYPE TECHNOLOGY, LLC. Arts of Org filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/19/17. Office location: NY County, SSNY designated agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to US Corp. Agents Inc. 7014 13th Ave, #202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: any lawful act. App. for Auth. (LLC) Man Global Private Markets SLP LLC. App. for Auth. filed w/ the Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/10/17. LLC formed in DE on 10/26/17. Office Location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Corp. Creations Network Inc., 15 N. Mill St., Nyack, NY 10960, registered agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: Any lawful act/activity. Notice of Qualification of Stand Alone Productions LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/6/17. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Florida (FL) on 10/13/05. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 255 W. 98 St, #7C, NY, NY 10025. FL address of LLC: 12920 S.W. 112 Ave, Miami, FL 33176. Cert. of Formation filed with FL Secy of State, 2661 Executive Center Cir., Tallahassee, FL 32301. Purpose: any lawful activity.

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Notice of Formation of ASCRX TECHNOLOGIES LLC, Arts of Org filed with SSNY 10/13/17. Office loc.: NY County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, Attn Abram Shulruff, 58 E First St #7E, NY, NY 10003. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Accel Properties Group, LLC, Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) on Aug. 25, 2003 office in New York Co. SSNY Desig. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process 150-01 Northern Blvd., Flushing, NY 11354. Purchase: Real Estate Holding & Management. Notice of Formation of ReImagining Student Excellence, LLC filed with SSNY 10/3/17. Office: NY County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: US Corp., 7014 13th Ave, Ste 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: Any lawful act. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A LICENSE, SERIAL # 1306383 FOR WINE & BEER HAS BEEN APPLIED FOR BY THE UNDERSIGNED TO SELL WINE & BEER AT RETAIL UNDER THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LAW AT 26A CARMINE ST NEW YORK, NY 10014. NEW YORK COUNTY, FOR ONPREMISE CONSUMPTION. CHICK & CO LLC. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A LICENSE, SERIAL # 1289669 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 16 E 48TH ST NEW YORK, NY 10017. NEW YORK COUNTY, FOR ON PREMISE CONSUMPTION. DIDAN NETZACH LLC. HARRY ASSOULINE, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY 07/26/2017. Office loc: NY Co. SSNY designated agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: US Corp Agents, Inc, 7014 13th Ave, Ste 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. LLC princ bus addr: c/o Harry Assouline, 233 W 83rd St, NY, NY 10024. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.

SUPREME COURT – COUNTY OF KINGS THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2006-OA14, MORTGAGE PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-OA14, Plaintiff against MIRIAM RIVERA A/K/A MIRIAM R. RIVERA; JOE R. RIVERA A/K/A JOE RIVERA; ANA RIVERA; JOE RIVERA, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered on October 25, 2017. I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction in Room 224 of the Kings County Courthouse, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, N.Y. on the 4th day of January, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. premises described as follows: All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York, Bounded and described as follow: BEGINNING at a point on the Westerly side of Nicholas Avenue, distant 128 feet 6 inches northerly from the corner formed by the intersection of the westerly side of Nicholas Avenue and the Northerly side of Conduit Street; SAID POINT ALSO being distant 179.83 feet more or less Southerly from corner formed by the intersection of the southerly side of Jamaica Avenue and Westerly side of Nicholas Avenue; RUNNING THENCE WESTERLY at right angles of Nicholas Avenue, 100 feet; THENCE NORTHERLY parallel with Nicholas Avenue, 46 feet 6 inches; THENCE EASTERLY at right angles to Nicholas Avenue, 100 feet to the Westerly side of Nicholas Avenue; THENCE SOUTHERLY along the Westerly side of Nicholas Avenue, 46 feet, 6 inches to the point or place of BEGINNING. Said premises known as 12 Nichols Avenue, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11208. (Block: 4109, Lot: 112). Approximate amount of lien $628,907.05 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgement and terms of sale. Index No. 511600-15. Doron A. Leiby, Esq., Referee. Stern & Eisenberg, PC Attorney(s) for Plaintiff Woodbridge Corporate Plaza 485 B Route 1 South – Suite 330 Iselin, NJ 08830 (732) 582-6344

CITYANDSTATENY.COM Notice of Formation of MimMor, LLC filed with SSNY on November 1, 2017. 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 LLC: 1220 Park Avenue, Apt 9D New York, NY 10128. Purpose: any lawful act or activity.

Notice of Formation of LONDON GREY LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/09/17. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

FAMILY COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK: COUNTY OF QUEENS SUMMONS Docket No.: B-05656/17 ------------------------------X In the Matter of KYMORI JEWEL KILLBREW,

FAMILY COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK: COUNTY OF QUEENS SUMMONS Docket No.: B-05655/17 ------------------------------X In the Matter of KHLO’E MARIE KILLBREW,

A dependant child, under the age of 14 years, to the custody of SCO Family of Services, alleged to be a permanently neglected and abandoned child, pursuant to Section 384b of the Social Services Law. -----------------------------X IN THE NAME OF THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK:

A dependant child, under the age of 14 years, to the custody of SCO Family of Services, alleged to be a permanently neglected and abandoned child, pursuant to Section 384b of the Social Services Law. -----------------------------X IN THE NAME OF THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK:

TO: KASHAWN WILSON COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SERVICES OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK A verified Petition having been filed in this Court alleging that the above-named child in the care of SCO Family of Services, the petitioner, is a permanently neglected and abandoned child as defined by Article 6, Part 1 of the Family Court Act and Section 384-b of the Social Services Law. YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to appear before the Family Court at 151-20 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, New York, Part 5, 2nd floor on the 12th day of January, 2018, before the Hon. Piccirillo at 3:30 o’clock in the afternoon of said day to show cause why the Court should not enter an Order depriving you of all the rights of custody of KYMORI JEWEL KILLBREW, awarding the custody of said child to the petitioning authorized agency as a permanently neglected and abandoned child as provided by law. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that if said child is adjudged to be a permanently neglected and abandoned child, and, if custody is awarded to said authorized agency, said child may be adopted with the consent of said authorized agency without further notice to you and without your consent. In the event of your failure to appear, said failure to appear will result in the termination of all your parental rights to the child. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that your failure to appear will result in the termination of all your parental rights to the child. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that your failure to appear shall constitute a denial of an interest in the child, which denial may result in the transfer or commitment of the child’s care, custody, guardianship or adoption of the child, all without further notice to the parents of the child. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that you are entitled to be represented by an attorney, and, if you cannot afford to retain an attorney, one will be appointed to represent you by the court free of charge to you. Dated: March 6, 2017 By Order of the Court Robert Ratanski Clerk, Family Court, Queens Co

TO: DANA LEWIS COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SERVICES OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK A verified Petition having been filed in this Court alleging that the above-named child in the care of SCO Family of Services, the petitioner, is a permanently neglected and abandoned child as defined by Article 6, Part 1 of the Family Court Act and Section 384-b of the Social Services Law. YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to appear before the Family Court at 151-20 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, New York, Part 5, 2nd floor on the 12th day of January, 2018, before the Hon. Piccirillo at 3:30 o’clock in the afternoon of said day to show cause why the Court should not enter an Order depriving you of all the rights of custody of KHLO’E MARIE KILLBREW, awarding the custody of said child to the petitioning authorized agency as a permanently neglected and abandoned child as provided by law. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that if said child is adjudged to be a permanently neglected and abandoned child, and, if custody is awarded to said authorized agency, said child may be adopted with the consent of said authorized agency without further notice to you and without your consent. In the event of your failure to appear, said failure to appear will result in the termination of all your parental rights to the child. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that your failure to appear will result in the termination of all your parental rights to the child. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that your failure to appear shall constitute a denial of an interest in the child, which denial may result in the transfer or commitment of the child’s care, custody, guardianship or adoption of the child, all without further notice to the parents of the child. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that you are entitled to be represented by an attorney, and, if you cannot afford to retain an attorney, one will be appointed to represent you by the court free of charge to you. Dated: March 6, 2017 By Order of the Court Robert Ratanski Clerk, Family Court, Queens Co.

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Notice of Qualification of BRIGADE CAPITAL CLO FUNDING II LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/09/17. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 11/07/17. Princ. office of LLC: Attn: Aaron Daniels, 399 Park Ave., 16th Fl., NY, NY 10022. 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 of the State of DE, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., Federal & Duke of York Sts., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Articles of Organization of Suffolk PHD, LLC filed with NY Secretary of State (SSNY) on 09/14/2017. Office location: New York County SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Mark Mingelgreen, Peyser & Alexander Management, Inc., 500 5th Ave, Suite 2700, NY, NY 10110. Purpose: Engage in any lawful activity.

Cellco Partnership and its controlled affiliates doing business as Verizon Wireless (Verizon Wireless) proposes to collocate wireless communications antennas with an overall height of 113’-11” on a rooftop at the approx. vicinity of 1 Van Wyck Street, Croton on Hudson, Westchester County, NY 10520. Public comments regarding potential effects from this site on historic properties may be submitted within 30 days from the date of this publication to: Trileaf Corp, Erika, e.diak@ trileaf.com, 10845 Olive Blvd, Suite 260, St. Louis, MO 63141, 314-997-6111. Notice of Formation of Great Studio, LLC filed with SSNY on 11/28/16. Office: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 35 Great Jones St, #4, NY, NY 10012. Purpose: any lawful act or activity.

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