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EDITOR’S NOTE Last week, President Donald Trump officially endorsed Roy Moore, the controversial U.S. Senate candidate from Alabama who stands accused of sexual misconduct. Many Republicans were already dismayed about Trump’s tacit support for Moore, given the salacious allegations against Moore, not to mention the long-standing sexual harassment allegations against the president himself. But the latest development points to another problem within the Republican Party: Trump endorses whoever he wants, whenever he wants, making it difficult for other party officials to plan ahead and coordinate funding in what could prove to be a pivotal election cycle in 2018. As leader of the Democratic Party here in New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo hasn’t been nearly so haphazard in making endorsements or campaign funding decisions. But like Trump, he has insisted on backing only the candidates he wants, even when the party is asking for more. This week, City & State looks at Cuomo’s track record when it comes to congressional contests, and whether he can turn things around in 2018.

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CONTENTS BOCHINCHE & BUZZ ... 6

Gossip on MMV, the speaker race and what Charles Barron has up his sleeve

DISASTER MANAGEMENT ... 28 What do you do during an attack? Some officials say civilians need to know

WINNERS & LOSERS ... 34

Who was up and who was down last week

CONGRESS

The candidates looking to challenge New York’s House Republicans ... 12

ANDREW CUOMO

What has the governor done to help congressional Democrats? ... 8

CASINOS

Do New York’s casinos stand a chance? ... 18


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Latest MURPHY’S LAW Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong – which, for New Jersey Gov.-elect Phil Murphy, means likely becoming entangled in the ongoing feud between Cuomo and de Blasio. Murphy joined Cuomo in a friendly telephone press conference to denounce the Republican tax reform plan along with California Gov. Jerry Brown, but Murphy’s progressive ideals could soon be at odds with Cuomo’s pragmatic politics. Murphy has more in common with de Blasio, whom he met at Gracie Mansion on Wednesday, and with whom he shares several campaign goals. If Murphy finds a greater ally in de Blasio than Cuomo, it could spell trouble for the neighboring states.

GILLIBRAND TAKES A STAND U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand became the first Democratic senator to call for U.S. Sen. Al Franken, who has been accused of sexual harassment by eight women, to step down on Wednesday morning. Her Facebook post denouncing him kickstarted an avalanche of statements from her Senate colleagues calling for Franken’s resignation, including her fellow New Yorker and U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer. Gillibrand is widely seen as positioning herself to run for president in 2020 – which, if she were joined by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, would make four New Yorkers vying for the presidency.

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State Sen. George Latimer was recently elected Westchester County executive, leaving a crucial Senate seat up for grabs. Several Democrats have thrown their hats into the ring in anticipation of a special election, including Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano, Assemblywoman Shelley Mayer, Bedford Supervisor Chris Burdick and People for Bernie co-founder Kat Brezler. Republican Sarmad M. Khojasteh has also filed to run. The special election could affect the balance of the state Senate, either strengthening the Republican majority or bolstering the Democratic ranks.

C&S: What is going on with the Democratic Party at the national level? CQ: I don’t know. I recently became a member of the Democratic National Committee. I went to the first “regular” meeting for business in October. I was very disappointed. The general session got dominated by the fact that (Chairman Tom) Perez removed or demoted members of the DNC who had been ardent supporters of (Rep.) Keith Ellison. The gentleman who’s the chair of the New Hampshire Democratic Party was removed from the rules committee. And Perez removed a member of the DNC from New Jersey, a transgender woman who’d been on for quite some time. The response I heard was, “Well, it’s OK because we brought on an African-American transgender person who’s a millennial.” Well, we could have two! We don’t have time to be mired in this kind of politics.

C&S: What is happening right now with the New York City Council speaker race? What’s important and what isn’t? CQ: What I think is happening right now is candidates are trying to court votes from their colleagues. And even if somebody is from Queens and they’re committed to vote with (Rep.) Joe Crowley, you want them to call Joe and say, “Look Joe, I’m with you, but I really don’t want to vote for X. And I really love Y.” Those calls matter because I think there’s this vision that Joe Crowley wants to just, from a wand on high, touch somebody on each shoulder. He’s listening to people because you would prefer to move forward with a choice that makes your delegation the happiest it can be. Individual members will also care about agendas and whether they see their bills and their districts as a part of that. And they’ll convey that to their leaders.

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It was clearly stated in her schedule. In fact, it was the only public event for that day. New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito would speak at the street co-naming for Richie Pérez at 1 p.m. on Dec. 3 at East 172nd Street and Ward Avenue in the Bronx. But the bona fide activists for justice that are comrades and disciples of the late Richie Pérez were not having any of Melissa’s posturing. “We didn’t want her there and definitely didn’t want to hear her speak,” a bochinchera said. “Her sitting on the Right to Know Act is disrespectful to Richie’s life’s work against police brutality,” another bochinchera told me. The Right to Know Act is a legislative package before the New York City Council that aims to protect the civil and human rights of New Yorkers while promoting communication, transparency and accountability in everyday interactions between the NYPD and the public. Various bochincheras with whom B&B spoke said Melissa’s council adviser Erica Gonzalez was informed that “we didn’t want her to speak.” Organizers of the street naming event were led to believe that the speaker would not be presente. “When she showed up, there was some scrambling,” another bochinchera said. “Erica was told that Melissa could speak, but that she should expect some of the justice warriors to call her out for killing the Right to Know.” There was an in-your-face response from Erica to one of the organizers. “Melissa joined in the verbal assault,” a bochinchera told me. Under those terms, Melissa opted not to speak. Which leads me to speculate that Melissa, who’s used to having her way, was so pissed off that she took it out on the City Hall press corps by banning them from the council side of the building. I do know that all the women that I spoke with separately opined that if Richie were alive, he’d be denouncing Melissa. It appears the speaker has lost her activista credentials with these neoyorquinos.

WHAT’S BARRON UP TO AT CUOMO’S SOS? I’m hearing buzz about what Assemblyman Charles Barron is planning to do to raise his objections to Gov. Andrew Cuomo at the governor’s State of the State show on Jan. 3. “He’s trying to get other members to be bold,” is what a source inside the belly of the Albany monster told B&B. Barron is credited with having been the reason Cuomo took his 2017 State of the State on the road. “I don’t think Charles is going to disrupt the governor,” an elected bochinchero said. Word is that Barron is “busting our balls asking us what we’re going to do to let Cuomo know our displeasure,” the legislator bochinchero said. Barron is putting pressure on the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic & Asian Legislative Caucus to either interrupt the guv or just boycott the event. “I don’t think Cuomo has to worry about Charles,” the same bochinchero said. “I expect him to boycott the SOS.” I don’t think the governor is really worried. CHARLES BARRON

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It appears that negotiations have begun among the eight wannabe New York City Council speaker candidates. One of the candidates is “about to drop out and endorse” another candidate, a well-informed City Hall operative told B&B. The bochinchero told me the identities of the two candidates with the understanding that I not use their names. I’m keeping my palabra. However, expect one of the hombres to drop out in the next 10-12 days. Both wannabes are from the same borough. If Monty Hall were alive, he would love the dealmaking that’s in the works among these players.

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ANDY ANDY COME COME LATELY LATELY GOV. ANDREW CUOMO HAS PLEDGED TO MAKE NEW YORK HOUSE REPUBLICANS PAY FOR THEIR VOTES ON TAX REFORM AND OBAMACARE. WHY DIDN’T HE BRING THE FIGHT SOONER? By JON LENTZ

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O GOV. ANDREW CUOMO, Rep. Chris Collins is a “Benedict Arnold” for backing the Republican Party’s sweeping federal tax reform plan and the peddler of a “political Ponzi scheme” that would shift New York’s Medicaid costs from the counties to the state as part of the Affordable Care Act repeal. Rep. John Faso has also faced withering criticism from Cuomo for supporting the Obamacare repeal, with the governor recently calling on him resign in protest over the GOP’s controversial tax plan, even though the Hudson Valley congressman voted against the House version of the bill. Cuomo has been treating most of the state’s House Republicans with similar contempt. He branded nearly half of the GOP congressional delegation – Collins, along with Reps. Claudia Tenney, John Katko and Tom Reed – as “treasonous” for voting for the tax plan, saying it would “rape and pillage” New York communities. And he pledged to knock out of office half a dozen New York Republicans – including Reps. Elise Stefanik and Lee Zeldin – for their votes to repeal and replace Obamacare. “They said they would help their districts. They said they would help the struggling middle class,” Cuomo said this summer as he stood alongside House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to announce a campaign targeting six New York House Republicans over the Obamacare repeal bill that ultimately failed. “They’re doing the exact opposite. These are not moderate, responsible public officials. They’re not taking reasonable positions. These are political pawns to the ultraconservative puppet masters in Washington.”

But as the governor tries to flip a half dozen or more congressional seats in New York from red to blue, an effort that is key to a national Democratic bid to retake the House of Representatives, he faces a nagging question: Why didn’t he bring the fight to New York Republicans earlier? On the basis of sheer numbers alone, the governor’s track record appears weak. Since Cuomo’s first run for governor, the number of Republicans in New York’s House delegation has tripled, from just three in 2010 to nine today – even as the total number of House seats in the state declined by two, to 27. A year after taking office, Cuomo allowed a redistricting plan to go through that made a number of Democratic House incumbents more vulnerable, and several would go on to lose key seats. And while the governor has raised money for Democratic candidates and made appearances with them on the campaign trail, he has earned a reputation for keeping his distance from congressional races across the state. Take Collins’ Western New York district. In 2011, Republican Rep. Chris Lee was caught up in a sex scandal and abruptly resigned. Kathy Hochul, the popular Erie County clerk, jumped into the race as the Democratic nominee. Despite a significant Republican voter registration advantage in the district, Hochul prevailed. However, her victory was short-lived. In 2012, as Cuomo and the state Legislature were negotiating over redistricting, the governor wanted lawmakers to approve a plan to make the process more independent. But as is the custom in Albany, he allowed the Democratic Assembly and Republican state Senate to push through the plans they wanted for their own houses. Congress, as usual, was an afterthought, and it was ultimately left to the courts to draw the lines. Hochul, who was already at a disadvantage, saw even more Republicans added to her redrawn district, and narrowly lost to Collins later that year. Overall, the new congressional districts were seen as reasonably fair and independent, with incumbents in both parties losing ground. But Cuomo’s relative disinterest and lack of involvement was in stark contrast to what was going on in other states. In many Republican-controlled states, elected officials deliberately redrew the congressional lines to maximize their party’s representation in Congress.

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Some Democratic governors fought back, like Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, who vetoed a Republican-drawn congressional map only to be overridden by the state Legislature. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, who approved a congressional map that threatened the state’s majority Republican congressional delegation, was taken to court. Meanwhile, in New York, there were reports that Pelosi was alarmed about Cuomo’s inaction and the risk to incumbents like Hochul and Rep. Louise Slaughter – who was nearly ousted in 2014. Cuomo did get through a constitutional amendment on independent redistricting in the end, although it’s debatable how independent it actually is. But to be fair, the governor would have been criticized by good government groups and editorial boards had he tried to ram through a new congressional map with blatantly partisan boundaries. “Did he not put his thumb on the scale to try to make it so the congressional lines were pro-Democratic? Yes, he was guilty of that,” said Bruce Gyory, a Democratic consultant. “But on the other hand, that’s what we say we want – we want a less partisan process for that.” Gyory added that he doesn’t think it’s “fair to ding the governor much on the congressional lines,” suggesting that the bigger issue is the state’s lackluster voter turnout. While some observers applauded Cuomo’s push for independent redistricting, when it comes to Hochul, drawing a more favorable district – or at least preventing the addition of more Republican voters – might have been the only realistic shot at keeping the seat in Democratic hands. A source involved in Hochul’s 2012 reelection campaign, who only spoke on the condition of anonymity to speak freely, said that the new lines undoubtedly made for a tougher re-election fight. The tougher odds also made it harder to get national Democrats to fund Hochul. “It was still close. It was more indicative of the candidate than the district itself, which is a pretty conservative district,” the source said. “She just happened to be there for a long time and was pretty well-known. I don’t know if the district will ever be won by a Democrat again as it currently stands, unless Collins goes down in flames for some reason.” Nor is Hochul’s case an isolated example. When Cuomo was running for his first term, congressional Democrats were


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bound to lose seats in the 2010 midterms. But with then-Gov. David Paterson as a lame duck and Cuomo widely seen as the heir apparent, he arguably could have done more to assist fellow Democrats that year. In the wake of further losses in 2014, then-Rep. Steve Israel, who headed the national Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s efforts that year, suggested that Cuomo had been of little help. “I have no comment on Governor

Cuomo’s effect on this election. Quote me on that,” he told The New York Times, adding: “We had conversations several months ago with the governor’s staff about helping to organize and coordinate a campaign and I didn’t see the fruition to those conversations.” And in 2016, Cuomo eventually endorsed Zephyr Teachout, the Democratic nominee running against Faso. But the governor, who had been embarrassed by Teachout’s strong

challenge against him in the 2014 Democratic gubernatorial primary, wouldn’t even endorse her by name. Now, in response to President Donald Trump’s policies – and perhaps to pave the way for his own potential presidential campaign – Cuomo is positioning himself as a leading voice on the national stage. Will 2018 prove to be a turning point for the governor’s support of Democratic congressional candidates, or will it be more of the same?

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DEMOCRATS ARE TARGETING A HALF-DOZEN REPUBLICAN HOUSE MEMBERS IN NEW YORK. HERE ARE THE CANDIDATES LINING UP TO CHALLENGE THEM IN 2018. By MEERAN KARIM, BRAD SYLVESTER and TIFFANY S. THOMAS

EARLIER THIS YEAR, Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act so outraged New York Democrats that they launched a campaign to defeat local GOP House members. Gov. Andrew Cuomo took a lead role in the campaign, which is targeting six GOP incumbents: Reps. Chris Collins, John Faso, Tom Reed, Elise Stefanik, Claudia Tenney and Lee Zeldin. While the effort to end Obamacare failed, the stakes were raised when a sweeping Republican tax reform package advanced through both houses of Congress. The U.S. Senate and House still must be reconcile their versions of the legislation, but New York is among the states expected to bear the biggest fiscal burden as a result of the changes. Looking ahead to 2018, here’s a rundown of the candidates seeking to challenge the six New York Republican incumbents in the House, including key votes and fundraising totals as well as how competitive the races look according to three leading election analysts – Larry Sabato of the University of Virginia Center for Politics, Inside Elections with Nathan Gonzales/ Roll Call and The Cook Political Report.


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CL AUDIA TENNEY

REP. CLAUDIA TENNEY, a first-term House Republican representing New York’s 22nd Congressional District, is rated as one of the state’s more vulnerable GOP incumbents. The former assemblywoman will be facing off against a familiar face in 2018, with Democratic Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi seeking to make her a one-term congresswoman. Tenney, who voted to repeal Obamacare, expressed reservations about the GOP tax reform plan but ultimately voted for it as well. She has raised $875,000 so far.

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TOM CASEY

The Democrat, a former Erie County assistant district attorney and U.S. Army veteran who served in Iraq, announced his candidacy in October.

The retired environmental engineer is also seeking the Democratic nomination.

NICHOLAS S TA N K E V I C H The Mumford businessman and startup founder announced his bid for the Democratic nod in October as well.

CHRIS COLLINS Sabato: Safe R Roll Call: Solid R Cook: Solid R

REP. CHRIS COLLINS, first elected in 2012, is seeking re-election in the 27th Congressional District. The former Erie County executive was the first member of Congress to endorse Donald Trump for president. He has remained a loyal Trump ally in Congress, voting to repeal Obamacare and to approve the Republican tax reform plan. Collins has been dogged by an investigation into allegations of insider trading, but he enjoys a sizeable voter registration advantage in his district and saw one potentially promising Democratic challenger, Erin Cole, already drop out. As of September, Collins had raised nearly $630,000 and spent more than $320,000 this election cycle.

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Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi of Utica has been in the Assembly since he won a September 2011 special election. As of September, Brindisi had raised $454,000, while Tenney had nearly twice that. However, Brindisi outpaced the incumbent in the most recent fundraising cycle. An October poll showed Brindisi with a narrow lead, though the poll was conducted by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.


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DAV ID CLEGG

GARETH RHODES

Clegg is a longtime attorney, a recently ordained Methodist deacon and the chairman of the Ulster County Human Rights Commission.

Rhodes is a former Cuomo press aide. His campaign has garnered support from alumni of the Obama and Cuomo administrations.

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ANTONIO DELGADO

Ryan is a West Pointtrained Army intelligence officer who served two combat tours in Iraq. He now works as a technology entrepreneur and is working on improving cybersecurity.

The campaign of this Rhinebeck attorney has raised more than $1 million, outpacing every other candidate, including Faso.

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Flynn is a small-business owner and entrepreneur. Apart from national policy issues, he also has focused on terrorism since his brother was killed in the 1988 Pan Am Flight 103 bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland. He has raised more than $1 million, trailing only Delgado.

Now a teacher, Beals has had a career in foreign policy, beginning as a CIA intelligence officer and later became a diplomat in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. The Woodstock resident also played a role in drafting the Iraqi Constitution.

JOHN FASO

Sabato: Toss-up Roll Call: Tilt R Cook: Toss-up

IN MARCH, Collins and Rep. John Faso added an amendment to the House Republicans’ Obamacare repeal legislation that would have shifted Medicaid costs from New York’s counties to the state. New York Democrats have been on the attack ever since. While Faso voted “yes” on the Obamacare repeal, he bucked the party by voting “no” on the GOP’s tax reform legislation. Nonetheless, he is seen as vulnerable in the 19th Congressional District, which has slightly more Democrats than Republicans. Faso has already drawn a crowd of opponents in the Hudson Valley, although two Democrats have already dropped out. Like last year, when Faso was first elected to Congress by beating Zephyr Teachout, the contest could be one of the most expensive races in the country.


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IAN GOLDEN

Della Pia, a Democrat, retired as a colonel from the U.S. Air Force and has worked for Lockheed Martin in Owego. He raised $7,000 as of September.

Golden, a Democrat and small business owner, has raised nearly $40,000.

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TOM REED Sabato: Likely R Roll Call: Solid R Cook: Solid R

REP. TOM REED, a four-term Republican representing the 23rd Congressional District, is seeking another two years in office. The former mayor of Corning voted along party lines to support the Obamacare repeal effort and the pending GOP tax reform plan. He is seen as likely to win re-election due to a Republican voter registration advantage in his district. Nonetheless, seven Democrats and two independents – James Clasby and John Hertzler – are trying to unseat Reed, who has raised nearly $1.4 million, easily the highest total of any candidate.

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The former director of information technology policy at Cornell University, consultant and town board member is also seeking the Democratic nomination

Gallant, an educator, sits on the board of directors of New York State United Teachers. The Democratic contender has raised more than $33,000.

The lawyer has raised more than $45,000 for his bid, more than any of his Democratic rivals but well short of matching Reed.

Warrington, a self-described “progressive” and a Presbyterian minister, is also running as a Democrat.

Whalen, who used to work for the Congressional Budget Office, is running as a Democrat as well.


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ELISE STEFANIK

Sabato: Safe R Roll Call: Solid R Cook: Solid R

DON B OYA J I A N Boyajian, a Democrat, is an environmental and municipal attorney from Saratoga County. He previously worked for then-Rep. Mike McMahon. He has raised nearly $208,000, the highest among Stefanik’s challengers.

REP. ELISE STEFANIK is running for a third term in the 21st Congressional District. When she first took office, Stefanik was the youngest congresswoman in history at the age of 30. The congresswoman easily won reelection in 2016, and is considered likely to win again in 2018. She faces seven challengers so far, including fellow Republican Russell Finley and six Democrats. Stefanik, who voted to repeal Obamacare but “no” on the GOP tax plan. She has raised more than $855,000, more than any rival.

TEDRA COBB Cobb, the president and owner of Tedra L. Cobb & Associates, served in the St. Lawrence County Legislature for eight years until 2010. The Democratic candidate has the third highest fundraising total, with $128,994.

RONALD KIM

E M I LY MARTZ

PAT R I C K NELSON

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RUSSELL FINLEY

Kim, a Democrat, served as commissioner of public safety for Saratoga Springs until 2010 and as an attorney in private practice since 2000.

Martz has been a professor at the University of Delaware and Paul Smith’s College and a director of the Adirondack North Country Association. The Democrat has raised more than $50,000.

The 28-year-old Democratic contender worked on past Democratic congressional campaigns in the district and was a Bernie Sanders delegate to the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

Wilson, a Democrat, is the owner of The Adirondack Attic in Keene, and is campaigning on a platform of supporting small businesses in the North Country and expanding broadband internet service.

Russell Finley, a beef cattle farmer and real estate broker from St. Lawrence County, is mounting a primary challenge against Stefanik. Previously, Finley made two failed bids for the Assembly.


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PERRY GERSHON

ELAINE DIMASI

Gershon has raised more than $500,000 for his Democratic bid, more than any candidate except the incumbent. But the political neophyte and real estate financier is from Manhattan and only recently registered to vote in the district.

The Democrat was the second candidate to announce she will challenge Zeldin. The “Scientist for Congress” left her position as a physicist at Brookhaven National Laboratory to challenge Zeldin. Her campaign has raised nearly $55,000.

VIVIAN VILORIAFISHER Vivian Viloria-Fisher is the only Democrat in the race with experience in elected office, having spent 13 years in the Suffolk County Legislature. She has raised more than $100,000 for her congressional bid.

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The bartender and first-time candidate is focused on the working class. The Democrat, who had raised only $10,000 as of September, said he will have to raise $5 million to challenge Zeldin.

The Democratic candidate has experience as a staffer in the New York City Council, doing international development work and as a nonprofit adviser. He has raised $170,000.

LEE ZELDIN Sabato: Likely R Roll Call: Solid R Cook: Likely R

REP. LEE ZELDIN is in his second term representing the 1st Congressional District. Prior to entering politics, Zeldin served in the U.S. Army and was also a state senator. The Long Island Republican serves as a co-chairman of the House Republican Israel Caucus and has been outspoken about the Islamic State group and the need for a more muscular foreign policy. While he voted to repeal Obamacare, he voted “no” on the tax reform plan, prompting House Speaker Paul Ryan to take all the money from a fundraiser that had been intended to help Zeldin’s re-election campaign, which has raised more than $1.5 million. While Zeldin’s seat is rated as solid or likely Republican, five Democrats so far have thrown their hats in the ring.

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THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION in front of the state Legislature’s racing and gambling committees this year won’t be decided in Albany, but several hundred miles south of the state Capitol in the U.S. Supreme Court. On Dec. 4, the justices heard oral arguments in Christie v. NCAA – a case that could open the door for sports betting nationwide.

“It’s already in the (state) constitution, and enabling legislation has already been written, and everything is set up,” said Assemblyman Gary Pretlow, chairman of the Racing and Wagering Committee. “We’re ready to go.” Pretlow has been one of the most prominent advocates for expanding gambling in the state. He helped write the state consti-

tutional amendment that allowed a number of commercial casinos to open and included a provision that would allow sports betting at those casinos if it were ever legalized nationwide. That could be on the verge of happening, with SCOTUSblog reporting that the U.S. Supreme Court justices at oral arguments seemed to lean in favor of sports betting.

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State Sen. John Bonacic, chairman of the Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee, agreed with Pretlow that if the court allows it, New York is good to go. “When we did that constitutional amendment, we envisioned that in the event that the sports ban was eliminated federally that they could (start betting on sports) immediately,” he said. “And you know, (New) Jersey is all geared up and Pennsylvania is all geared up, and to a certain extent, we’ve got to keep up.” But Karl Sleight, a member at Harris Beach and the leader of the law firm’s racing and gaming industry team, wasn’t so sure that the dormant betting provision would be enough. He said there would likely need to be, at a minimum, some amendments to that statute based on the wording in the U.S. Supreme Court ruling. “But it’s difficult to forecast without seeing the language in the Supreme Court decision,” he said. “That’s one of the difficulties at this stage.” Even if betting does come soon to the state’s recently opened commercial casinos, it would not be allowed at other locations, such as at racetrack casinos and off-track betting parlors. Bonacic and Pretlow both agreed that a new state constitutional amendment would likely have to pass to allow sports betting in those places – though state Sen. Tony Avella

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expansion of gaming in our state based on the advances in technology. It’s bound to happen. And Resorts World being the ultimate business venture in gaming downstate, they’re always looking to see how they could be on the forefront of something like that, and they have the means to do so. We all know now they are a credible, proficient business in our state.

C&S: New York is preparing in case sports betting is legalized nationwide. With Resorts World Casino New York City in your district, would you support it? JA: I wouldn’t want to speak for the casino … Resorts World is very confident in the product it has. It’s had a five-year head start. They have a very successful product. They only see it getting more successful, and I have real confidence and optimism that they will be successful going forward. And we always talk about the future, because it’s inevitable, the

C&S: How successful is Resorts World? JA: It’s one of the most successful gaming sites in the country, and that’s comparing it even to the sites in Nevada. But we just heralded a number that I absolutely love, and that’s $2 billion for education … so in the end, it’s a direct benefit to our children. And that is amazing. For me, locally, it’s about jobs. I’ve got a site that has over 1,000 jobs, mostly for local constituents. The bottom line is it’s hard to find a place that economically (is) an engine for our city and state and that provides jobs. And with this construction, you’re looking at about 1,000 more construction jobs and about 1,200 postconstruction jobs.

has already introduced a bill that would do just that. Resorts World Casino New York City, one of the state’s racetrack casinos, or racinos, would be interested in adding sports betting to its offerings, according to Dan Bank, spokesman for the Queens casino. “If sports betting was allowed under federal and New York state law, Resorts World Casino New York City would work to quickly implement it as part of our gaming experience,” he said. But as a racino with certain limitations, the company would have to wait. State constitutional amendments need to be passed by two separately elected legislatures and then approved by voters, so the soonest it could go into effect would be January 2020. Bonacic said sports betting could help raise revenue at the racinos and OTBs, which helps fund education and supports county budgets. With the state comptroller projecting a more than $4 billion deficit heading into 2018, “the state’s going to need money,” Bonacic said. “And my thinking is let all three do it (casinos, racinos and OTB) if the people will allow it for the racinos and the OTB.” But Sleight is cautious when it comes to talk of revenue. If the Supreme Court decision allows states to legalize gambling, it might become an “ultracompetitive market.” “New York will need to be competitive,” Sleight said, “because if they put together a model that’s not competitive, then the

folks who want to wager will just go to another outlet.” It’s also not clear on how the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Christie v. NCAA case could affect New York’s Native American casinos. A request for comment from the Oneida Indian Nation, which runs casinos in Central New York, was not returned. Industry publication Legal Sports Report wrote that sports betting wasn’t on the radar of most Native American casinos. But predicting when and what the Supreme Court will decide could be harder than picking a World Series winner during spring training. And a decision may not even come until June, when the state legislative session is over, or close to it. “This is all up in the air,” Sleight said.


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NOT ALL DOOM & GLOOM

JOHN BONACIC Chairman, State Senate Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee

C&S: The new casinos aren’t hitting their revenue projections. Why not? Were they too optimistic? JB: I think they did put rosy projections in when they did their applications for license. But in all fairness, I do think three years is not an unreasonable time to judge them as to whether those projections were valid or not. I still think they’ve created private sector jobs. They will have been a magnet for other economic vitality coming into the area – businesses that feed off the resort, that service the resort. And I do believe it’s going to help the tourism industry. I know the media keeps writing, “Oh, it

didn’t meet the projections,” but I still say it’s a little early. And the people wanted it! You’ve got to keep that in mind. The people wanted this form of recreation. So I don’t see it as a black eye if they’re not meeting projections now. There’s a lot of good things happening as a result of the three casinos. C&S: What’s your top priority this year with the Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee? JB: I would like to see online gaming, for poker and all. We’ve passed it two years in a row in the Senate and the Assembly hasn’t moved on it, although Gary Pretlow, who

chairs the Assembly Racing and Wagering Committee, wants it. But apparently he couldn’t get it through his house and I’m hoping he’s going to be more successful in 2018. And the other thing, and not in the same glitz, is charitable gaming, to allow American Legions and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts to do charitable gaming. They need a new stimulus to get the people back there spending money. And these were always places where veterans could go or people from the community could go who were lonely and you would have people there to share experiences with, socially.

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‘A BAIT & SWITCH’

GARY PRETLOW Chairman, Assembly Racing and Wagering Committee

C&S: You’ve asked state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli to investigate why the new upstate casinos are not meeting their revenue projections. Why do you think revenues are low? GP: The revenues that the casino operators projected were all based on what they thought – or they claim they thought – what the actual revenues would be. But I’m of the suspicion that they boosted those revenues and offered more than they should have offered based on the real numbers just to get the license. And then within a year they want to turn around and say now lower the tax rate – more like a bait and switch.

They have not asked yet for a tax reduction. But I’m just assuming that that’s the next step. And they’re going to threaten us with loss of jobs and yadda, yadda, yadda. And I just want to make sure that everything is on the up and up. C&S: Are there any states with gambling industries that you look to emulate? GP: No. I think that New York is in the forefront of casinos. Before we had the commercial casinos open, New York’s general income from the racinos surpassed Nevada’s. And Nevada has dozens and dozens of casinos, but New York was taking in more money in the state than all

those casinos combined. I pride myself on trying to do the best for the state of New York. And of course every dollar that comes in from these casinos and racinos goes to education. C&S: The debate ended a year ago and daily fantasy sports was legalized in New York. How’s that going? GP: There’s revenue for the state. Now it’s regulated and I have heard no complaints from the DFS operators. I’m still looking at some of the other fantasy sport operations like Yahoo and those types and see if we can get some revenue out of them also.

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Gaming USA Corp.’s Alan Woinski on what the state’s casinos need to do to survive NEW YORK’S NEWEST commercial casinos have failed to meet their projected revenues, creating uncertainty around the opening of a fourth casino early next year. In an interview with City & State, Alan Woinski, president of Gaming USA Corp., a New Jersey-based gambling consultancy group, weighed in on the future of the state’s casinos and racinos. The following is an edited transcript.

C&S: How likely is it that the casino revenue projections will be met for the three casinos that are currently open? AW: No way. The only way that happens is if you close up a bunch of the racetracks. That’s probably the only way they have a shot at making it. The reality is, there’s just not enough business to go around. There’s a very big problem in the industry, and that is, they seem to think that if you build a

bigger casino, you will get all the customers. But when you talk about regional or convenience gambling, the majority of people will just go to the nearest slot machine or table, not the one in the nicest property. C&S: Do you think that this is part of a larger trend? AW: Absolutely. Ohio opened – their four casinos were $1 billion below what the rev-


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to wind up eliminating the one thing that they have been doing correctly. That’s what the state has to understand. Sometimes you cater to the ones that make the big investment, not the ones that have been there the longest. I said a few years ago that any new casinos that open in the Northeast, it becomes a zero-sum game. And what I meant by that is, what gets taken away from the others kind of offsets whatever benefits you get from the new properties.

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enue was expected to be. The first property opened in Massachusetts, which was a racetrack casino, it was well below expectations. So there’s really a few ways of looking at this. The casinos have been very successful in creating jobs. For example, the Rivers Casino and Resort – what they’ve done in that entire Albany area up there. The problem is the gaming revenue. Now, it’s easy for lawmakers to sit there and say, “Well, we’re not going to give these new casinos a break” (by providing revenue to struggling casinos). But what they don’t realize if they don’t give them a break, they’re going to have to start laying people off. They’re going

C&S: Do you think the planned Resorts World Catskills will meet its revenue projections? AW: Well, if it does not, then the whole state is sunk. That casino cost more than the other three combined. Resorts World – you’re spending over a billion dollars on a market that’s probably going to be four months out of the year. It’s going to be like Atlantic City. Nobody from northern New Jersey or New York City is driving out to the Catskills in the winter just to gamble. There’s no way. With a one-lane highway? There’s no way that’s going to happen. So, I think everybody in New York has to kind of get a little realistic on what this market is

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and then other ones will go where they’re treated the best. They’ve kind of got three different customers and everybody’s going after the same one. I totally understand the racetracks being concerned. They can’t market like the casinos because they pay too much. At this point, what’s the sense in keeping them around? Granted, you’d lose a lot of jobs, but you’d have to kind of figure out whether you want jobs, whether you want tax revenue or whether you want both. And to get both these days, from a casino, it’s not going to happen because somebody else in the state is going to get hurt. And they’ll wait for Resorts World Catskills, but I don’t think they’re going to be pleasantly surprised by what happens there. C&S: Would a solution be to just make more realistic projections? AW: Here’s the problem: The commission subs it out to consultants. And unfortunately, in this business, consultants usually tell either the company or the state what they want to hear. A consultant isn’t going to be hired again if they give bad predictions. So, if a consultant comes in and says it’s going

“You close up a bunch of the RACETRACKS. That’s probably the only way the NEW CASINOS have a shot.” and start making changes based on it. If this new governor here in New Jersey is able to convince lawmakers to put a casino in the Meadowlands, it’s all over for New York. They’ll be able to drive 100 trucks through the hole in their budget because it will wipe out Resorts World in Queens, Yonkers and Resorts World Catskills all in one shot. C&S: Why do casinos struggle with competition? AW: Gambling customers are kind of fickle at times. Some of them will only go where there’s marketing and promotions, other ones will just go to the ones closest to you

to make X amount, and the casino comes in with a more realistic amount, they’re just not going to get the bid. So what incentive does the casino have to come in with a really realistic number? Because somebody else is going to be coming in with an unrealistic one. And a lot of them don’t do it on purpose. I’m sure these three casinos had to base their opinion on the fact that they were going to be in noncompetitive markets, just like the state had promised. Now, if the state really wanted a noncompetitive market, why didn’t they pick one in Orange County, New York? That would’ve been the best location for a casino.


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In 2013, voters approved an amendment to the state constitution to allow for full-scale casinos to be built in New York, in addition to existing racinos, which combine racetracks and video lottery games, and casinos on Native American land. However, all three of the new commercial casinos have failed to meet their projected revenues, while a fourth is set to open in 2018 that has cost $1.2 billion to build. Here are the locations of casinos, racinos and Native American casinos across the state.

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Projected to take in $263 million in its first year. Has taken in just $113 million through 10 months.

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Resorts World Casino New York City RACINO New York’s most profitable racetrack casino. Had revenue of $786 million between April 2016 and March 2017.

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CIVILIANS AS FIRST RESPONDERS

since 9/11 when a ck ta at or rr te st lie its dead New York City saw and nearly a dozen ad de t gh ei g in av ON HALLOWEEN, le , th llwn a crowded bike pa stival in Las Vegas, ki fe ic us m a on man drove a truck do e fir ed y. ober, a shooter open ooting in U.S. histor sh s as m st or w injured. Earlier in Oct e th in n ore than 500 people law enforcement ca w ho t ou ab ing 58 and injuring m on si us me red widespread disc rrorists, but what so te by es ch Both incidents spur oa pr ap ng act in to respond to evolvi to be prepared to re s en tiz ci r fo be better prepared ed ne e ten overlooked is th officials say is too of as well. the event of an attack

“I think the one thing we’re very weak in the United States is training civilians,” state Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services Commissioner Roger Parrino Sr. said at a roundtable discussion on counterterrorism hosted by City & State. “We, as a civilian population, want to think it’s not our responsibility to get involved; the first responders will handle it.” According to a 2014 FBI study of 160 mass shootings between 2000 and 2013, 66.9 percent of them ended before law enforcement arrived on the scene. Parrino said in those instances, it’s up to the civilians to keep themselves, and those around them, alive before first responders arrive.

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“We need to make sure every high-rise building has fire drills. It’s required by law,” said Joseph Pfeifer, chief of counterterrorism and emergency preparedness at the FDNY. “But how about we also throw a 30-second video on to the people in these buildings on how to stop the bleeding?” Pfeifer added, “What about next to the fire extinguishers and the defibrillators that we have, why not throw some tourniquets in there?” Although there is little that civilians can do to stop the violence, those who are trained may be able to limit the number of casualties. Whether that is applying a tourniquet or some other first aid, civilians can receive simple training to buy time for first responders by preventing someone from dying.

“That starts with the first person who is stopping the bleeding,” Pfeifer said. “Medical personal will come in to continue that – stopping the dying, and that continues all the way to the hospitals. So it’s the entire spectrum of care, from a co-worker, to the first responders, all the way to the operating room. … We’re all part of that.” By posting on social media and using new apps, people can call for help and aid in law enforcement’s response to terror attacks and mass shootings. Parrino said the New York State Police plays on the classic slogan, “If you see something, say something” to make it “If you see something, send something.”

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But all of these measures are reactionary rather than proactive. State Sen. Thomas Croci, who was also on the panel, said those agencies need proper backing and, ultimately, a balance must be struck between individual freedoms and the overall protection of the society in order to prevent these attacks. “I don’t ever want to live in a country or a city where you have to fear getting on a bus because it might blow up,” Croci said. “And if Americans don’t think that’s a potential here, that’s a real problem.”

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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. Notice of Formation of Tony Venture LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/7/17. 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: 20 W. 47 St, Ste 205, NY, NY 10036. 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.

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 MATTY & COMPANY LLC. Arts of Org filed with Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/28/17. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to:C/O Lee & Miao, PLLC, 31 W. 34th St., Ste. 7067, NY, NY 10001. Purpose: any lawful act. 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. 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 11, 2017 Notice of Formation of L & Co Holdings LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 11/27/17. 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: 105 Mulberry St, Ste 202, NY, NY 10013. 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 Qualification of TSTY Create LLC. Authority filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 3/16/12. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 6/21/11. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 25 Robert Pitt Dr., Ste 204, Monsey, NY 10952. 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. 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 Formation of ER FUND 1 INVESTORS GROUP 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: 125 Park Ave, Fl. 7, NY, NY 10017. Purpose: any lawful activity.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A LICENSE, SERIAL # 1306823 FOR WINE & BEER HAS BEEN APPLIED FOR BY THE UNDERSIGNED TO SELL WINE & BEER AT RETAIL UNDER THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LAW AT 667 CLASSON AVE BROOKLYN, NY 11238. KINGS COUNTY, FOR ONPREMISE CONSUMPTION. NATURAL TREE LLC.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A LICENSE, SERIAL # 1306885 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 107-12 70TH RD FOREST HILLS, NY 11375. QUEENS COUNTY, FOR ON PREMISE CONSUMPTION. MCRB CORP. Notice of Formation of Sherrington Holdings, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/12/02. 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: 347 5th Ave, Ste 300, NY, NY 10016. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of SD Wallingford Property Manager LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/24/17. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: the Company, c/o Simon Baron Development LLC, 757 Third Ave., 17th Fl., NY, NY 10017, Attn: Jonathan Simon. Purpose: any lawful activities. 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. Cellco Partnership and its controlled affiliates doing business as Verizon Wireless (Verizon Wireless) proposes to install wireless communications antennas on a building rooftop, with an overall height 87 feet, at the approx. vicinity of 24530 Grand Central Parkway, Bellerose, Queens County, NY 11426. Public comments regarding potential effects from this site on historic properties may be submitted within 30 days from the date of this publication to: Trileaf Corp, Natalie, n.kleikamp@ trileaf.com, 10845 Olive Blvd, Suite 260, St. Louis, MO 63141, 314-997-6111.

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 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.

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 Formation of Operandi Centre 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: 333 Rector Pl., Ste 601, NY, NY 10280. 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 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. 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 Formation of Hope 10-A, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/17/17. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Theresa Hoffman, c/o Hoffman & Hoffman, P.A., 66 W Flagler St., Ste. 200, Miami, FL 33130. Purpose: any lawful activities. 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. 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 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. 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 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 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 11, 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. 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. 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 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. Notice of Formation of Purpose: any lawful activity. HAMILTON EXHIBITION, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) Notice of formation of on 10/31/17. Office location: CENTRAL PARK WEST NY County. Princ. office of RESIDENCY LLC. Articles LLC: 1501 Broadway, 24th of Organization filed with the Fl., NY, NY 10036. SSNY Secretary of State of New York designated as agent of LLC (SSNY) on 09/19/2017. Office upon whom process against location: NY County. SSNY it may be served. SSNY shall has been designated for service mail process to the LLC at of process. SSNY shall mail the addr. of its princ. office. copy of any process served Purpose: Any lawful activity. against the LLC to CENTRAL PARK WEST RESIDENCY LLC C/O LAW OFFICE OF Z. TAN Notice of Formation of PLLC 110 E. 59th Street, Suite CORRECTIONAL FACILITY 3200 New York, NY 10022 MEDICINE SERVICES PLLC Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/05/17. Office location: Notice of Formation of NY County. Princ. office of Inflection Point Advisors, LLC PLLC: 55 W. 100 25th St., Ste. filed with SSNY on 10/18/17. 1001, NY, NY 10027. SSNY Office loc: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC designated agent of the LLC upon whom process against upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall it may be served. SSNY mail process to Corporation shall mail copy of process Service Co., 80 State St., to LLC: 150 E 77th St, Apt. Albany, NY 12207-2543. 14C, NY, NY, 10075. Purpose: Purpose: Practicing medicine any lawful act or activity.

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.

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. 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. 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.


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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 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.

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