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Board 2 asks city to review vendors jamming Broadway BY SAM SPOkONY After heaps of complaints from Soho residents about the number of street vendors along Broadway, Community Board 2 is calling on Mayor Bloomberg to take action by reconvening a city review panel that hasn’t been used in more than a decade. The resolution, which C.B. 2 passed unanimously last week, ultimately seeks to limit the amount of vendors

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Archbishop Timothy Dolan led the dedication Mass at the newly renamed St. Brigid and St. Emeric Church on Sunday.

it’s a real miracle on avenue B as St. Brigid’s Church reopens BY LINCOLN ANDERSON After a 10-year community struggle to save St. Brigid’s Church from demolition, followed by a four-year-plus, $15 million renovation to shore up the historic structure and return it to its former splendor, the iconic Avenue B house of worship at last reopened on Sunday. The opening was celebrated with a joyful dedication Mass presided over by Archbishop Timothy Dolan. To the chagrin of members of the Committee to Save St. Brigid’s, though, which fought and filed a lawsuit to

keep the church standing, Dolan was joined in the celebration by former Archbishop Edward Egan. The latter had actually started demolishing St. Brigid’s before relenting in May 2008 and agreeing to accept a $20 million gift from an anonymous “angel” to fund the renovations, the parish and St. Brigid’s School. It was controlled chaos before the 5 p.m. Mass, as people crowded the front doors near Eighth St. to get inside the church, which has a capacity of about 400. Last year the parish of St. Emeric

Church, at Avenue D and 13th St., was merged with St. Brigid’s parish, so the reopened church on Tompkins Square’s eastern edge is now being called St. Brigid and St. Emeric Church. According to an archdiocese spokesperson, Governor Cuomo was invited to attend. He didn’t make it, though, but sent a representative. Seated in the front row were Councilmember Rosie Mendez and Congressmember Nydia Velazquez. The consulate generals of

allowed to operate on the stretch of Broadway between Houston and Canal Sts. “The proliferation of vendors [along that] corridor constitutes a serious and immediate threat to the health, safety and well-being of the public and local residents on the weekends,” the resolution states, “in that sidewalks are too congested by pedestrian

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B.P. race: Lappin meets and greets; Post blasts Menin BY LINCOLN ANDERSON Trying to make inroads with Downtown community leaders, borough president candidate Jessica Lappin held a meet-andgreet with a small but influential group of about 30 people at the Village home of Susanna Aaron and Gary Ginsberg on Monday evening. Standing midway up a staircase leading up from

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the living room, Lappin addressed her audience for about 20 minutes, laying out some of her key campaign positions and concerns, then took questions and mingled with the crowd as they sipped wine and snacked on cheese and grapes. The gathering — which was not a fundraiser —

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Lappin meets, greets; Post blasts Menin’s ‘flip-flop’ Continued from page 1 was heavy on Community Board 2 members and local Hudson River Park activists, and notably included Madelyn Wils, the president and C.E.O. of the Hudson River Park Trust. Also attending was former U.S. Senator Bob Kerrey. The former New School president said he is endorsing Lappin. As a condition for The Villager being invited to attend, the Lappin campaign requested that the substance or her remarks at the gathering be off the record. Elected to the City Council in 2005, Lappin is facing term limits. She represents the Upper East Side between 49th and 92nd Sts. She formerly chaired the Council’s Land Use Subcommittee on Landmarks, Public Siting and Maritime Uses. A native New Yorker and lifelong Democrat, Lappin attended UNIS (United Nations International School) — which Aaron also attended — and Stuyvesant High School. The three other candidates in the race are Councilmembers Gale Brewer and Robert Jackson and former Community Board 1 Chairperson Julie Menin. The borough president appoints community board members, issues advisory opinions on land-use projects and has a sizable staff. Ginsberg, formerly Rupert Murdoch’s right-hand man at News Corp., is currently a top executive at Time Warner. Aaron, a former TV producer, is a board of directors member of the Friends of Hudson River Park. Aaron said she sent invitations to all 50 members of Community Board 2. She also invited parents from the Village Community School, where her youngest son is currently a student. She said her being on the board of Friends — the waterfront park’s leading private fundraising arm — is the reason she invited Wils. However, Wils said she had been “dragged” to the event by Rich Caccappolo, a Lappin booster and chairperson of C.B. 2’s Parks and Waterfront Committee. As Wils was leaving the meet-andgreet, asked if she was throwing her support behind Lappin, she said, “No, I had a drink with Rich Caccappolo at a bar first and he asked me to come over... . There’s nothing here,” she said with a flick of her hand, as if to say, “There’s no story here.” However, her presence did raise a few eyebrows. “I didn’t expect to see Madelyn here,” remarked Pam Frederick, a board of directors member of the Trust and former C.B. 4 chairperson, who was schmoozing with David Gruber, C.B. 2 chairperson. As for who she might support for B.P., Frederick said she’s undecided. “Jessica and Julie — those are two good ones,” she said. Caccappolo did the IT side of Kerrey’s

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At Thursday’s meet-and-greet in the Village for Jessica Lappin, from left, Gary Ginsberg, Jessica Lappin and Bob Kerrey.

From left, Bob Kerrey, Susanna Aaron, Susan Caccappolo and her son Rich Caccappolo.

recent losing Nebraska Senate campaign. Asked if he was supporting Lappin, Kerrey quipped, of course, because “her husband’s from Nebraska.” “I think she’s a real fresh face and she’ll help get a contract with the teachers union,” he said, adding that otherwise $250 million for the city’s schools is at

Chris McGinnis, left, a board member of Greenwich Village Little League, and Coral Dawson of C.B. 2 were also at the Lappin event.

risk of being lost due to the current impasse over teacher evaluations. “I’m not speaking against Julie or the other candidates,” said Kerrey. “There are other people I speak against — but not them.” As for his own plans, he said he’s focusing on working to get reimbursements for

pre-K — early childhood education. And he added, “I got a book I gotta finish.” New state Senator Brad Hoylman, who wasn’t at the meet-and-greet, also notably recently threw his support behind Lappin.

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week, the preservationist told us he thought he’d have an answer for us by early this week. But when we spoke to him on Tuesday, he said he wasn’t ready to make an announcement one way or the other. “As of today, I don’t  have anything new to tell you,” he said. … And let’s not forget about another possible contender in District 3, who some have dubbed — O.K., we admit, it was us — “The Great Hetero Hope.” He too isn’t yet ready to say if he’s running. The mystery man tells us he has been “talking to people throughout the district,” listening to their issues and explaining his priorities on certain issues. He’s trying to see if it’s feasible to mobilize a new bloc of residents — probably folks who aren’t traditionally heavy voters — who aren’t already committed to declared candidates Corey Johnson or Yetta Kurland. District 3 has traditionally been known as the Council’s “gay seat.” The straight man continues to ask us not to publish his name, though Johnson called us the other week to say he knows who it is and that it’s not really such a mystery in political circles.

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notebook “NOW I WANNA DANCE, I WANNA WIN”: The New York Post on Tuesday dissed Christine Quinn for her photo on the cover of New York magazine, dubbing her “Mayor Dracula” for her glam, goth-like getup, featuring a high black collar. But, hey, at least it was better than Allen Roskoff’s portrayal of the City Council speaker on his annual whacky holiday party invite. A fake pulp novel cover spoofing “Pulp Fiction,” called “Quinn Fiction,” it featured her lounging Uma Thurman-like as the “gangster’s wife,” with Mayor Bloomberg listed in “the credits” as “the gangster.” Others in “the cast” included Landmarks Commissioner Robert Tierney as “wrecking ball of gay landmarks” (apparently, referring to the historic gay activists’ building recently razed at Spring and Thompson Sts.); and Susan Stetzer, Community Board 3 district manager, as “noise enforcer.” (Known best as a gay activist, Roskoff is also an aggressive nightlife advocate.) And, umm, why is the gun pointed at Corey Johnson’s head?! Wait a second!!! Maybe it’s Yetta Kurland’s (former) gun? Only The Shadow… we mean, only Roskoff knows.

DORIS IN DISTRESS: One of the city’s longest-serving community board members, Doris Diether of C.B. 2 recently broke her shoulder when she was rushing to answer the door in her Village home. As usual, though, she sounded upbeat when we called her soon after to check up on her. But she subsequently contracted a severe case of laryngitis — which has lasted for a full month! She recently had an X-ray of her shoulder and a CAT scan of her throat and is awaiting results of both tests. Asked if anyone’s been helping her out, she said C.B. 2 members have been sending her get-well cards. A.G. SIGNS OFF ON SYNAGOGUE PLAN: The last functioning “tenement synagogue” in the East Village is soon due for a major makeover. The historic, 103-year-old Adas Yisroel Anshei Mezeritch synagogue, at 415 E. Sixth St., which was recently landmarked, has been the object of much attention from local preservation groups. The state Attorney General’s Office and Manhattan Supreme Court have now given their approval for a plan to renovate and upgrade the shul’s interior while keeping its neoclassical facade intact. Anshei Meseritz has signed over the rights to its second floor to East River Partners LLC as part of a 99-year lease worth roughly $1.2 million, according to documents filed in

CUDE, BERMAN...AND HETERO HOPE? So is Terri Cude going to run for City Council against incumbent Margaret Chin, as many have reportedly been urging her to do? Responding to our query, Cude said, “While I am truly honored that community members find my advocacy and energy beneficial, I am not running. I am, however, delighted that District Leader Jenifer Rajkumar is, because a competitive primary election in District 1 will ensure that many of the issues I care about will be publicly discussed and debated. For example, Jenifer staunchly opposed the N.Y.U. 2031 plan and stood alongside the many member groups of the Community Action Alliance on N.Y.U. 2031 (CAAN) at several events and hearings. A strong debate on N.Y.U. 2031 and many other issues in the district will be good for everyone.” … Although his name hasn’t been raised as a potential candidate, Jean-Louis Bourgeois said without hesitation that he’s voting for “the candidate who was against N.Y.U.” … Next question: Will Andrew Berman be running for City Council in District 3? Last

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Before antigun march, Kavanagh calls for a buyback By Sam Spokony In advance of Thursday’s Unity Rally, a huge street march aimed at highlighting and combatting gun violence in the Lower East Side, Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh said he thinks it’s time for another district attorney-sponsored gun buyback event. “There’s definitely a need for more buybacks, and while they’re not the sole answer to this whole problem, I think there’s a general consensus between law enforcement officials and policy makers that they can be a very useful tool,” Kavanagh said in an interview on Tuesday. The L.E.S. Unity Rally, which is being led on Jan. 31 by Borough President Scott Stringer, in association with Kavanagh, numerous other elected officials and a wide array of community organizations, was

arranged in the wake of the murder of 16-year-old Raphael Ward, a Baruch Houses resident. Ward was fatally shot near the corner of Columbia and Rivington Sts. on Jan. 4. “After an incident like that, it’s just a particularly good time to hold another buyback,” Kavanagh added. Gun buyback programs allow residents to anonymously turn their firearms over to the New York Police Department in exchange for cash. The Lower East Side had its first such event last October, which was held at the Rutgers Houses Community Center and ended up taking 50 guns off the street. The program has already been in use for many years in other parts of the city. At a Jan. 17 community antiviolence forum held at Grand Street Settlement — where Ward had been enrolled in recreational pro-

grams — a representative of Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance told this newspaper that a second buyback event for the neighborhood is currently being considered. Kavanagh stressed that he didn’t want to overstate the program’s value — given that other efforts, such as improvements in community outreach, gun control legislation and mental health treatment, remain priorities. But he said that his office has had several recent conversations with the D.A.’s Office about the possibility of another buyback. He added that there hasn’t been any confirmation from D.A. yet, and that more funding will likely be required before such an event can be scheduled. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was the driving force behind the October buyback, but a spokesperson for him declined to com-

ment on any plans to ask for another one. It seemed that the speaker had not been part of any of the talks between Kavanagh’s office and the D.A. Instead, Silver sent a statement that pointed out gun control advocates’ recent success in passing statewide legislation, as well as focusing on the importance of schools and youth centers in the antiviolence effort. Representatives of youth centers and other neighborhood organizations, along with the residents involved with those programs, will likely make up a large portion of those marching in the Jan. 31 Unity Rally. “We must strengthen our commitment to education and to recreational programs, so we can help our young people make choices that have a positive impact on themselves and our community,” Silver said.

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polIce blotteR Sidewalk beating Police arrested two men for their reportedly vicious attack on another man outside a West Village restaurant early on Sun., Jan. 27. Security guards for Sushi Samba, at 87 Seventh Ave. South, told officers that they saw Robert DeMatteo and Michael Volkert, both 22, engage in a dispute with a 29-yearold man on the sidewalk around 12:30 a.m. The witness said that DeMatteo and Volkert then began repeatedly punching and kicking the other man, continuing the beating after their victim had been knocked to the ground. Police said that when they arrived at the scene several minutes later, the two aggressors were still punching the injured man, who was then taken to New York Downtown Hospital. DeMatteo and Volkert were both charged with assault.

Bathroom standoff Sixth Precinct officers searching for a thief early on Sat., Jan. 26, stumbled on a different pair of perpetrators, who reportedly locked themselves in a pizza joint’s bathroom with a sack of pot and a deadly weapon. Police said they walked into Karavas Pizza ’n Pita while on a canvass shortly after 3 a.m., and instead of finding the culprits for a recent grand larceny, store employees directed them to the bathroom, where Washington Garay, 49, and Andrew Miguel, 27, were holed up. The employees told cops that Garay had been asked to leave after refusing to pay for his food, but had instead locked himself in alongside Miguel. At first, the two men refused to open the door for the officers, with Garay pointedly telling them, “F--- you!” according to the police report, but when they eventually did, the officers noticed a strong marijuana odor. The cops then found a ziplock bag that held alleged marijuana, apparently belonging to Miguel, which was sitting on top of the toilet. He was also in possession of a box cutter, police said. Garay was charged with obstructing government administration, for hindering the officers in their attempt to get in the bathroom. Miguel was charged with criminal possession of a weapon and unlawful possession of marijuana.

Strangled at the Standard A bar fight at the Meatpacking District’s trendy Standard Hotel turned ugly on Jan. 25, when a man was arrested for reportedly choking his adversary until he passed out. The alleged victim, 29, told police that during a dispute with Gregory Tassin, 25, around 2 a.m. at Le Bain, the W. 13th St. hotel’s rooftop bar, Tassin punched him in

the face, giving him a black eye. He further said that Tassin followed up the strike by grabbing him by the throat and strangling him for several minutes, eventually cutting off his ability to breath and leaving him unconscious. Police arrived at the scene and the victim was treated by paramedics on site and did not need to be hospitalized. Tassin was charged with strangulation.

Graffiti tagger bagged The cover of darkness wasn’t enough to protect a local graffiti artist, who was caught by police after a brief chase early on Fri., Jan. 25. Officers saw Christopher Johnson, 32, spray-painting the abandoned building at 354 West St. — formerly home to the Westworld adult video store — around 12:30 a.m., according to the report. Instead of surrendering once the police made their presence known, Johnson took off running, leading police up the block to Leroy St. before they could corral him. So in addition to the graffiti charge, cops slapped Johnson with resisting arrest.

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Get off the tracks! By now, New Yorkers have heard all about the dangers of being pushed onto the subway tracks, but this guy still seemed to think that jumping down on his own would be a good way to make a shortcut to the other side of the station. Police in the 14th St. PATH station said they saw Wilkin Orgando, 22, walk across two sets of train tracks around 11:30 a.m. on Wed., Jan. 23, apparently just to cross to the other side. Orgando wasn’t injured by any of the live electrical rails he stepped over, but he quickly had to face the music once two bystanders helped him up onto the platform. He was arrested for reckless endangerment.

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Soho wants new review of Broadway vendor situation Continued from page 1 traffic to permit the [current number of vendors].” Many Soho residents have said that those problems are compounded by a lack of consistency and overall effectiveness in the city’s enforcement of current street vendor regulations, such as one that is supposed to stop vendors from operating within 20 feet of a building’s entranceway. To address the entire issue, C.B. 2 now wants Bloomberg to convene the city’s Street Vendor Review Panel, which would include members of the departments of Small Business Services, Transportation and City Planning. The panel was first created in 1995, but it has not been convened since 2001 — the year before Bloomberg first took office. The Mayor’s Office did not respond to requests for comment. Pete Davies, a Broadway resident for more than 30 years and neighborhood activist, lauded the C.B. 2 resolution, saying that he and his neighbors — a group called the Broadway Residents Coalition — have been trying to “make some noise” about this issue over the past year. “We’re very happy to see this, since the review panel is really the key to getting things back together,” Davies said. “The system is just broken right now.” He explained that his group has been count-

Photo by Sam Spokony

Large food carts along Soho in Broadway, like this one near Broome St., narrow the sidewalk for pedestrians, which becomes even more of an issue during rush hours and on weekends. This photo was taken on Wednesday around noon.

ing the number of vendors along Broadway each weekend for about a year, and claimed they’ve found that there are around 100 total

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vendors located between Houston and Canal Sts. during a typical weekend day. Around 30 percent of those are food carts, according to Davies’s estimations. The C.B. 2 resolution specifically highlighted those larger food vendors, which generally use their own diesel fuel generators and have garnered additional complaints for their allegedly careless disposal of cooking grease. Another of Davies’s points that was mentioned in the resolution was one regarding food carts left on the sidewalk overnight. To do so is a violation of city regulations, but Davies said that his group has found about a dozen carts left overnight, specifically between Houston and Broome Sts. Sean Basinski, director of a wing of the Urban Justice Center that advocates for the rights of street vendors, declined an interview to discuss the matter, instead sending a statement that revealed an apparently hyperbolic and tangential interpretation of the C.B. 2 resolution.

“Street vendors are a vital part of New York, and Lower Broadway is a busy commercial strip that is enhanced by the presence of vendors,” Basinski said. “Rather than trying to ban vending there, we encourage the community board to work with vendors to find solutions that benefit vendors, shoppers and residents alike.” C.B. 2 did not call for any kind of outright ban on street vending along Broadway. Instead, the resolution recommends — after the convening of the city review panel — that legislation should eventually be passed to limit the number of vendors there. Pedro Amin, 31, a full-time worker at the Tribeca Taco Truck, which has been located on Broadway between Prince and Spring Sts. for more than six years, said that he often hears complaints from local residents, even though he tries to keep his part of the street clean. “They mostly complain to us about the crowds on the sidewalk, or sometimes they just call the police,” Amin said. “I feel bad about it, because I just want to work, and support my family. And I always take the time to sweep the street around the cart.” Like nearly every food cart worker along Broadway, Amin does not own the cart in which he serves tacos all day. Davies stressed that he and his group understand that fact, and that they are not out to pick a fight with employees like Amin. “We understand that people who work out there are trying to earn a living, and they’re working their butts off,” Davies said. “And a bad part of this is that when the city issues a violation to one of the employees, rather than the owner, they’re penalizing the wrong person.” Instead, as the C.B. 2 resolution stated, Davies puts the onus on the city to analyze this situation and come up with effective solutions. “These food cart workers, along with the residents, are simply being ill-served by the city right now,” he said. “The mayor has allowed this problem to mushroom by not convening the Street Vendor Review Panel at all during his time in office, so of course it’s going to be much more difficult to fix now. It’s become an urban planning issue now. “We just want the city to seriously look at this,” Davies said, “so they can make a real determination about how to move forward.”

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Gala occasion at Girls Club on Martin Luther King Day The Lower Eastside Girls Club celebrated Martin Luther King Day with the screening of the movie “The Barber of Birmingham” and a photo exhibit and community reception for a stellar group of “Amazing Women of the Lower East Side.” At right, three of the “Amazin’s” are pictured, from left, Naomi Bibbins of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York; radical cartoonist Fly; and legendary activist and literary agent Frances Goldin, joined by Lyn Pentecost, the Girls Club’s executive director. The four other “Amazin’s” were Councilmember Rosie Mendez; Damaris Reyes, executive director of Good Old Lower East Side (GOLES); poet Hettie Jones; and Reverend Adriene Thorne of Middle Collegiate Church. At left, Girls Club members enjoyed the M.L.K. Day program.

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Larry Selman, ‘Collector of Bedford St.,’ dies at 70 OBITUARIES By Albert Amateau Larry Selman, the Greenwich Village legend who collected more than $300,000 for various charities over the years, although he lived at the edge of poverty himself, died Jan. 20 in Beth Israel Hospital at age 70. He was the subject of an Oscarnominated 2002 documentary, “The Collector of Bedford Street,” by Alice Elliott, a Village neighbor. As a result of the film, Selman, who weighed 3 pounds at birth and was developmentally disabled, became known far beyond the neighborhood where he had lived since 1968. His obituary has appeared in The New York Times and The Jewish Daily Forward, as well as newspapers in Boston and Houston and on National Public Radio. Since 1970, Selman had been soliciting contributions, a dollar or so at a time, for causes that included cancer care, disabled firefighters, families of 9/11 victims, The Caring Community, St. Vincent’s Hospital and, most recently, a Jewish Association for Services to the Aged project to provide pets for the elderly. Larry Selman shared his small Bedford St. apartment with his dog, Penny, and a cat, Happy, the latter who died shortly after Hurricane Sandy. In a conversation before his death, Selman told Jon Kalish, an N.P.R. reporter, that he wanted to get another cat. Saving a cat was a mitzvah (blessing), he told Kalish. At Selman’s shiva (mourning reception) on Jan. 21, Kalish spoke to firefighters from the firehouse at Sixth Ave. and Houston St. who came by to pay their respects. “Larry the Raffle Guy” was a frequent visitor to the stationhouse to sell raffles benefitting charity, they told Kalish. On a Christmas Day some years ago, Selman appeared at a firehouse in East New York dressed as Santa Claus. Sally Dill, a neighbor who was a close friend of Larry Selman for the past eight

loneliness, invited homeless people to stay in his flat. Some of his neighbors took exception to his open-door ways and tried to get him evicted. But many others rallied to his defense. Selman agreed not to let homeless people use his apartment and his friends established a $30,000 trust fund for him, according to The New York Times obituary. The film “The Collector of Bedford Street” gave Larry Selman the opportunity to travel. Elliott took him with her to Los Angeles to the Academy Awards

in 2003. (A documentary on the World Trade Center towers won that year.) He also went with Elliott to a 2007 showing of the film in Qatar for the opening of a center for children with disabilities. In 2009, despite being confined to a wheelchair as a result of diabetes, he attended a ceremony on the occasion of his winning The Caring Award for outstanding volunteer work, which he shared with General Colin Powell. A celebration of his life will be held April 2, his birthday, at Greenwich House Music School, at 46 Barrow St.

Harold Kent, 86, founder of Economy Best Vision shop Larry Selman around the time of the 2002 documentary about him by filmmaker Alice Elliot.

years, told Kalish that Selman loved to travel. At one point in his youth he worked as a package courier from New York to Washington, D.C., and Boston and he was very good at it, Dill told Kalish. Born in Brooklyn to Minnie and Phillip Selman, Larry survived his precarious infancy and attended public school, but dropped out when he was told at the age of 16 that he would probably not be able to finish high school. He worked as a Parks Department laborer and lived with his parents until they died in 1968. With the help of an uncle, Murray Schaul, Selman moved into the Bedford St. studio. Schaul, who died in 2005 at age 81, used to visit Selman and helped supplement his S.S.I. income. When Schaul became ill in the 1990s, Selman became depressed and, in despair and

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By Albert Amateau Harold Kent, founder of Economy Best Vision and Hearing on W. 14th St., died last September at age 86, but his son, Edward, who learned the business from his father, is carrying on the family tradition at the store between Seventh and Eighth Aves. The tradition goes back nearly six decades. “My father had three stores on 14th St.,” said Edward. “One branch of the family was in the eyeglass business, but he went on his own and opened the first Economy Best Vision between Sixth and Seventh Aves. about 55 years ago.” Later, the business moved to an upscale part of 14th St. between Fifth and Sixth Aves. where it was known as Optical City. “I remember sweeping the floor at that location when I was 9 years old,” Edward recalled. When commercial rents began to soar in the early 1980s, Edward, who was taking a bigger role in the businesses, found the present location at 223 W. 14th St. Back then, W. 14th St. between Seventh and Eighth Aves. still retained some of the aura of “Little Spain.” It was the site of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The church, dedicated to the patron saint of Mexico, has since moved into the merged parish of St. Bernard’s, between Eighth and Ninth Aves. on W. 14th St. A few Spanish restaurants and a Spanish bookshop have also gone, but La Nacional and the Spanish Benevolent Society are holding on. Nevertheless, some longtime merchants remain. Peter Wallach, doing business as owner of the nearby Frame Shop since 1978, said that local merchants share a pride in the neighborhood and patronized each other. Harold Kent was born in Brooklyn, the son of Bernard and Hannah Kent,

Over the years, Harold Kent’s eyeglass store was in three different locations on 14th St.

but the family moved to Florida at some point. “He used to talk about parking cars for hotel guests in Miami Beach,” Edward said of his father. “He played guitar and was a professional mambo dancer for a season in the Catskills. He served in the Navy for four years on a minesweeper. They picked up mines and blew them up. Two men from the Navy were at the funeral on Long Island in September and presented my mother with a flag. It was very moving,” he recalled. In addition to his son, also surviving Harold Kent are his daughter, Elizabeth, his wife of 55 years, Ida Rose Kent, and four grandsons, Louis, Victor, Brian and Andrew.


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Continental cleared of accusations about door policy BY JEFFERSON SIEGEL A popular East Village bar has been cleared of complaints that its door policy was discriminatory. Continental bar on Third Ave. at St. Mark’s Place was the target of complaints filed with the city’s Commission on Human Rights, as well as several demonstrations that were organized by the group Act Now to Stop War and End Racism (A.N.S.W.E.R.). Two complaints filed with C.H.R. claimed people of color were denied entry to the bar while others easily passed the bouncers’ scrutiny. Protests drew dozens to the bar several times in 2011. There was even a Facebook page critical of the bar’s purported door policy. The bar’s owner goes by the name Trigger and sometimes Trigger Smith. “As I have said all along, my only interest in having any door policy whatsoever is to have a safe and comfortable atmosphere in my bar by keeping out any ‘over the top’ element, be it saggy/baggy jean wearers, Jersey Shore knucklehead types or anyone else that we feel might be more trouble inside the bar than keeping outside,” Trigger said when informed of the commission’s rulings. “I’d rather pass on the drink sales I’m losing by not letting them in, for the overall safety of the rest of our customers who just want to have a good time hassle-free,” he added. “Both complaints [against Continental]

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are closed,” Clifford Mulqueen, deputy commissioner and general counsel of C.H.R., told The Villager last week. “We found no probable cause to believe discrimination occurred. The ownership of the bar provided us with videotapes showing customers that were going in and out. There was no indication that people of color were being turned away. People of color were being admitted." Mulqueen noted that there were no other similar complaints currently outstanding against the bar. One of the people who filed a complaint with C.H.R., Shaniqua Pippen, 25, from Brooklyn, claimed she and three friends were denied admittance to the bar one night in June 2010. Pippen asked one of the door bouncers, who was black, why they were being denied entry. “Do we need to be regulars or do we just need to be white?” Pippen said she asked the bouncer, and claimed he replied, “Your people don’t know how to act.” A request for comment to one of the organizers of the protests was not returned by press time. Continental, which opened in 1991, used to feature live rock bands nightly. But the music scene shifted to the Lower East Side and Brooklyn, and in 2006, Trigger reluctantly transformed it into a cheap shots bar — and finally actually started making money on the place.


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Landmark, then rezone The City Planning Commission’s recent approval of a major rezoning of Hudson Square means the clock is now ticking until the City Council takes up the application for a vote — in about a month and a half from now. An extremely serious concern is the impact that approval of a residential rezoning for the currently manufacturing-zoned enclave would have on the adjacent and vulnerable, proposed South Village Historic District. In short, the approval of the Hudson Square rezoning must be linked to the city’s designation of the full, proposed South Village Historic District. As we’ve stated before, for the most part, we support the Hudson Square residential rezoning and its various components. But there’s no crisis facing Hudson Square if the rezoning isn’t passed in a few months. On the other hand, as of now, the unlandmarked sections of the South Village are already facing development pressure. Should a residential boom start in Hudson Square it would surely spill over into and impact the South Village, jeopardizing the historic fabric of this world-famous area. In 2009, the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission designated one-third of the historic district that was proposed by the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, and there were indications that the rest would soon follow. But more than three years later, unfortunately, that pledge still hasn’t been fulfilled. So, while about 250 buildings in the South Village have been protected, 500 more remain vulnerable to outright demolition and gross and inappropriate modifications. Simply put, there should be a hold put on approval of the Hudson Square rezoning until Landmarks commits unequivocally to calendaring the remainder of the full, proposed South Village Historic District. More to the point, Speaker Christine Quinn should use her power to make sure that this critical landmarking goes first, and the rezoning second. This is the neighborhood where bohemians of yore and Beatniks famously made their scene, their art and their music, wrote their poetry and their novels. Some of the famed MacDougal St. coffee houses and clubs where Bob Dylan and his contemporaries performed, like Cafe Wha?, are still here. The Coen brothers’ highly anticipated new movie, “Inside Llewyn Davies,” about the Village’s ’60s folk music scene, will revisit, literally, this fertile ground. Caffe Reggio on MacDougal St., also still here, was where cappuccino was first introduced to America. Over all, though, beyond the cultural history, the critical goal is to preserve the South Village’s historic, low-scale architecture. After all, that’s really what makes the South Village what it is. The debate can go on about how tall new buildings should be allowed to be in Hudson Square, but what makes the South Village special is its low-rise nature. If the whole of the proposed South Village Historic District is not fully designated, but Hudson Square is residentially rezoned, there will surely be a rush to raze and redevelop in the former. There’s no urgent need for this plan to be passed immediately — though, yes, we’d be happy if the prohibitions in Trinity’s rezoning that would require special permits for large hotels were O.K.’d tomorrow. Meanwhile, people don’t come here from around the globe to visit MacDougal St. and Bleecker St. because of new glitzy architecture. It’s the history-soaked, low-scale architecture and historic cafes and venues that draw them. It’s time for the city to follow through on its commitment to landmark the rest of the South Village, and not squander one of New York City’s greatest architectural and cultural treasures. Let’s get our priorities straight, and not ruin what’s so special in a relentless drive for new development.

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To The Editor: Re “Creative pioneers under assault on the new L.E.S.” (Clayton, Jan. 24): It’s not just the East Village. I remember when my landlord doubled my rent in the East Village because my building had less than five units. I wrote them a letter asking about artists adding value to the neighborhood. They never replied. I eventually lost the apartment. I moved to Flatbush and reduced my rent to an affordable and comfortable position, and guess what? Their trick is — don’t cash the tenants’ checks. Hold them for as long as possible and then cash them right after Christmas or right after tax time. At present, my landlord has not cashed a check since April. The money sits in the bank. They are hoping at least two will bounce and that’s all it takes — two months late and the judge will order me to be evicted. They’ve evicted eight people already in one year. Housing Court says there is no way they can force my landlord to cash my checks in a timely manner.

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To The Editor: Re “Creative pioneers under assault on the new L.E.S.” (Clayton, Jan. 24): Great article, Clayton. Taylor Mead should have a monument of him in that neighborhood. An absolute tragedy of epic proportions. They will not be happy until Manhattan is renamed “N.Y.U. Island.”

To The Editor: Re “Creative pioneers under assault on the new L.E.S.” (Clayton, Jan. 24): Landlords are the scum of the earth. Bloomberg is a fascist piece of garbage. New York City has no soul. It has become a black hole of corporate greed and mindless consumers. Artists are an endangered species in New York City, ignored and taken for granted by clueless inhabitants with no interest in helping them. That’s why I left New York City after spending most of my life there. Living in New York City is a form of suicide. Taylor Mead, a national treasure, is being martyred by landlord greed. Reprehensible. Nick Zedd

Where’s the Warhol Foundation? To The Editor: Re “Creative pioneers under assault on the new L.E.S.” (Clayton, Jan. 24): I believe that the Warhol Foundation, which is ever growing and doing good work, should look at the life of Andy

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Hard to hang on in N.Y.C. To The Editor: Re “Creative pioneers under assault on the new L.E.S.” (Clayton, Jan. 24): I just saw Taylor Mead give a hilarious performance in a film (from ’68) at the Museum of Modern Art this week. Laughed my ass off. Also saw him read poetry last year. I’m a New York City artist hanging onto my residency here by a thread. It’s tough. Thanks for the article, Clayton, from your former neighbor. (We used to live on the same block back in the day!) Katrina del Mar

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Use an existing space To The Editor: Re “Good guys getting bounced by liquor license politics” (talking point, by Clayton Patterson, Jan. 17): Clayton, I think your column is totally misguided. We don’t need more bars. Let your friends take over an existing establishment if they want to open a place so badly. Many mistakes have been, and no doubt will be made, in issuing new licenses. That’s a poor reason for adding a license here to the list of mistakes. Aaron Sosnick

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Noho and Soho’s firewall against N.Y.U. is at risk tAlkInG poInt BY ANDREW BERMAN The mantra from the New York University administration throughout the public approval process for the school’s massive expansion proposal was “We’re making our plans transparent and predictable.” Even if you didn’t like the university’s overwhelming proposal, its argument went, at least you knew exactly what it was planning. Apparently, the N.Y.U. administration defines “transparent” and “predictable” a little differently than most of the rest of us. Literally within days of getting its final approval from the City Council to build more than 2 million square feet in the heart of Greenwich Village, N.Y.U. filed plans for an additional project it had never previously disclosed, with open-ended and deeply troubling implications for Noho and Soho. N.Y.U. is seeking a zoning variance to allow it to place physics labs, classrooms and other facilities in 726 Broadway, located at Waverly Place in the Noho Historic District. N.Y.U. has long had a presence in the building, and it was well known it had future plans for the building. But what the university never revealed was that these plans would violate the special zoning restrictions for Noho and Soho, require a precedent-setting zoning variance, and involve the addition of a highly intrusive, four-story mechanical penthouse atop the building. Now, just to be clear, no one is surprised that the N.Y.U. administration lied during the public review process — it’s certainly not the first time N.Y.U. has done so to help get a plan approved. What is more surprising is how brazen it has been about it, as well as the lack of response from public officials to whom the university administration (at least ostensibly) lied, and who approved N.Y.U.’s plans. N.Y.U.’s application for a variance from the zoning restrictions for the site is now before New York City’s Board of Standards and Appeals, which will ultimately decide if it is granted. And while the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, the Noho Neighborhood Association, the Soho Alliance, Community Board

2, Assemblymember Deborah Glick and several N.Y.U. professors have spoken out against the variance, there has been no word from any of the entities who approved N.Y.U.’s massive expansion plan. These include the City Planning Commission, Borough President Scott Stringer and the City Council (among whom only Charles Barron voted against

A 1970s special zoning bans most university uses, including dorms and classrooms.

the plan) — all of whom routinely weigh in on variance applications. By contrast, at the Community Board 2 hearing on the variance proposal, several N.Y.U. professors showed up to oppose the plan, saying the facilities N.Y.U. claimed it needed at 726 Broadway were exactly the same facilities the university told city officials it needed a few blocks away as part of the massive, 2 million-square-foot expansion plan which the officials had already approved. There is more than just deceit involved here. In spite of their proximity to N.Y.U., Noho and Soho have relatively few N.Y.U. facilities. Given the university’s seemingly boundless appetite for expansion and the ease with which it could seemingly gobble up much of these neighborhoods, this — the lack of N.Y.U.’s presence — may seem like inexplicable good fortune for the community. But it’s no coincidence. There is, in fact, a very good reason behind the conditions as they exist today. The special zoning created for Noho and Soho in the 1970s prohibits most types of university uses, including dormitories and classrooms. For this reason, N.Y.U. has never been able to expand much within these small but very distinctive neighborhoods located at its doorstep. That may all change soon. In seeking the

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variance from the B.S.A. for 726 Broadway, N.Y.U. is asking that this excluded class of university uses be allowed into the neighborhood. The university’s argument? It has no other place it can put these uses, and — to hear the university tell it — they absolutely have to be right next to N.Y.U.’s other existing facilities. If the B.S.A. accepts this argument, the firewall that has kept Noho and Soho relatively free from the N.Y.U. expansion onslaught will be destroyed. You can guess what the future will then hold for these neighborhoods. But the concerns about N.Y.U.’s proposed variance for 726 Broadway extend beyond just these issues of precedent. Neighbors have expressed very real worries about the health effects of allowing the university’s physics labs into the middle of an area with many residents, as well as the fact that the plan requires N.Y.U. to build a mechanical penthouse with ventilation equipment equal in size to a four-story building atop the existing structure. In addition to health concerns, this rooftop addition would have a jarring and very visible negative impact upon the hard-fought-

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for Noho Historic District. So the N.Y.U. administration is up to its old games again, with only the mayor’s appointees on the B.S.A. standing between N.Y.U. and the floodgates protecting Noho and Soho. The outlook? Perhaps not as rosy as one would hope. At the hearing on the application, the B.S.A. chairperson openly complained that she could not understand why so many people were opposed to this variance (the B.S.A. had received scores of letters opposing the application via e-mail); why we thought it would change the character of the neighborhood; and why we felt N.Y.U. had been dishonest. And the B.S.A. vice chairperson questioned why we thought the board could ask N.Y.U. to prove its claim that the variance it was requesting was necessary, or that reasonable alternatives did not exist, saying that the law did not explicitly authorize the B.S.A. to do so. A decision on this case, and the fate of Noho and Soho, is expected soon. Berman is executive director, Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation

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‘Book row’ is gone, but a few stores are hanging on BY EILEEN STUkANE “Closed Forever” read the sign on the Barnes & Noble door on the corner of Sixth Ave. and Eighth St., the door of the last bookstore on a street that had once been considered “Book Row.” At first blush it seemed that what might be “closed forever” was the culture of Greenwich Village, once avant garde but now killed by commercialism. It turns out that is not true. There are still surviving pockets of traditional Greenwich Village around, located in places such as Three Lives & Company, bookbook, Left Bank Books and Bonnie Slotnick Cookbooks. These keepers of the flame have survived tumultuous times. Before it was a Barnes & Noble, in 1981 that same “Closed Forever” door opened to a B. Dalton’s. And before that there was BookMasters, at 60 E. Eighth St., Marboro, at 56 W. Eighth St., and the most famous of all, Eighth Street Bookshop, at 17 W. Eighth St. Up until the 1980s, Village bookstores — which sold nothing but books — were owned by well-read individuals who hired those like themselves, steeped in poetry and literature. The bookstore owners, like the Wilentz brothers of the Eighth Street Bookshop, and their historic clientele, including Edward Albee, Susan Sontag, Lenny Bruce and Joseph Mitchell, among others, created a social scene that lured artists, writers and intellectuals into an atmosphere filled with smart conversation, ideas, debates, advice and kinship. Then Barnes & Noble gobbled up, or rather, purchased, BookMasters, Marboro, Doubleday, Scribner’s and, ultimately, B. Dalton’s. In the 1980s and ’90s, the power of size, the volume of stock, the discounted prices, brought people into B&N superstores and killed the competition. The independents on Book Row quietly departed. Longtime Village residents still wax nostalgic for the Eighth Street Bookshop, which closed in 1979. The literary avant garde, those who could debate ideas for hours, lost important gathering places with the arrival of the giants. Overextended and now focused on its Nook device and e-books, the great big Barnes & Noble has closed a number of its Manhattan locations. However, the official reason for its Greenwich Village closing, according to David Deason, vice president of development for Barnes & Noble, is: “The lease is expiring at end of January 2013 and we were unable to come to an acceptable agreement with the landlord to extend.” While Barnes & Noble probably has additional reasons for closing its Greenwich Village store, it’s true that the link between real estate and bookstores that are the soul of Greenwich Village is significant. Rising rents, combined

with digital book buying, have had a hand in closings of the Village niche bookstores, the Oscar Wilde Bookshop (closed in 2009), Partners & Crime Mystery Bookshop (closed in 2012), and before that, Foul Play. Left Bank Books, a local draw for rare books and first editions, moved from its 18-year location on W. Fourth St. to 17 Eighth Ave. because its lease would not be renewed by the landlord. In 2010 the venerable Biography Bookstore, after 25 years on the corner of Bleecker and W. 11th Sts., was forced to move because the landlord wanted to raise the rent “about eight times higher than what we were paying,” said Charlie Mullen, co-owner with Carolyn Epstein of bookbook, which is Biography Bookstore renamed, on Bleecker St. between Sixth and Seventh and Aves. “Typically, a business will get a 10-year lease, and at the end, the landlord decides what happens. There is no cap on real estate increases for commercial businesses,” Mullen noted. “It used to be a congenial arrangement, but now there’s added pressure for landlords to jack up the rent.” The space that used to be Biography Bookstore is now Bookmarc, a Marc Jacobs store that joined three other of his stores on Bleecker St. Bookmarc focuses on upscale art, fashion, design and music books that lean toward the coffee-table variety, along with various Marc Jacobs accessories and sketchbooks. Mostly tourists frequent the store, but those tourists are not to be derided. They are spending and keeping alive the traditional hubs of creativity and intellectualism that give the Village its identity. At bookbook today Mullen and Epstein are building their children’s book section for neighborhood families. And they take pride in offering a place of learning, with books from Exact Change, publishers of 19th- and 20th-century avant garde literature. Many of their customers are Asian, European and South American visitors. While tourist-thronged streets may irritate resident Villagers, the tourists are supporting the places we like to call our own, and helping them flourish. Three Lives & Company, on the corner of Waverly Place and W. 10th St., was taken over from its original 1978 owners by Toby Cox in 2001. He and those who work in the store are readers who share their tastes and insights with those who want to come

in and talk. Three Lives has existed in its current location in a family-owned building since 1983, and it is a much-loved presence. “One thing that has not changed at Three Lives is the smart, engaged, passionate reader as our customer. This has remained consistent from before I bought the place,” said Cox. “There are book buyers here who want books they don’t necessarily read about on the cover of The New York Times Book Review. There are people in the city who want a space to buy a book and they want to feel comfortable in that space.” Shades of the Eighth Street Bookshop, that other corner store... . Bonnie Slotnick Cookbooks, a unique source of cookbooks from as far back as the 18th century to out-of-print Fannie Farmers

and Betty Crockers and beyond, has been on the first floor of an apartment building at 163 W. 10th St. for 13 years. Left Bank Books — with its literary first editions and rare finds in photography, art, music and film — and Bonnie Slotnick’s are two offbeat establishments that still make Greenwich Village unusual. Rumor has it that the empty space that Barnes & Noble left behind on Sixth Ave. and W. Eighth St. may be going to a drugstore chain. Bonnie Slotnick has a better idea, which she wrote in a recent letter to the editor in The Villager: “I say, turn the empty store into an indoor book market for the local vendors and others who sell books on the street.” Not a bad idea.

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Split zone was unbalanced To The Editor: Re “Zone split O.K.’d for Village schools; Reaction split too” (news article, Jan. 24): It was a difficult decision, but in the end it was the right decision. In a zone as overcrowded as the P.S. 41 / P.S. 3 zone is, parents can no longer be afforded the luxury of “choice” — which, for the families turned away from P.S. 41 each year, isn’t a choice at all. By splitting the zone in two, the Department of Education ensures P.S. 41 and P.S.3 will share the burden of overcrowding as equally as possible. As it stands now, up to 80 percent of all families in the shared zone rank P.S. 41 as their first choice each year. Because D.O.E. tries to accommodate as many of those families as possible, this leads to a large and ever-widening imbalance in annual enrollment numbers, which, in turn, compromises the education and safety of the students at P.S. 41 and saps the time and resources of administrators there, who are forced to juggle the wait list and deal with the many families trying

to get off of it. School choice was an admirable idea but not a sustainable one. It is time that we as a community accept that reality and move on. Hillary Sterne

Keep up the coverage To The Editor: Re “L.E.S. confronts youth violence; ‘Unity Rally’ on tap” (news article, Jan. 24): Thank you, Villager, for the in-depth coverage. If we fade in our efforts, please keep us at this! K Webster E-mail letters, not longer than 250 words in length, to lincoln@thevillager. com or fax to 212-229-2790 or mail to The Villager, Letters to the Editor, 515 Canal St., Suite 1C, NY, NY 10013. Please include phone number for confirmation purposes. The Villager reserves the right to edit letters for space, grammar, clarity and libel. The Villager does not publish anonymous letters.

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St. Brigid’s reopens after $15 million renovation

Continued from page 1 Ireland and Hungary also attended. “May God the everlasting live in this place,” Dolan told the worshipers and celebrants packing the pews and the upstairs gallery. “If this isn’t a day of gratitude, I don’t know what is,” he said.

Dolan praises Egan He praised Egan, to his side, for saving the church, saying, “You made a rather daring decision” to resurrect St. Brigid’s in an era of belt-tightening by the archdiocese. Dolan recalled the waves of immigrants who have worshiped at St. Brigid’s, starting with the Irish, who built it in 1848, Germans, Hungarians and Ukrainians, Italians and Hispanics. Walking down the main aisle, the archbishop sprinkled congregants with water he had blessed, after which they quickly crossed themselves. Rolling up his shirtsleeves he then strode from the altar down the aisle to the church’s inner doorway, and grasping the door jam heartily, slathered holy water on it. Then he lit incense on the altar, which wafted in a great cloud up to the gallery on the church’s downtown side. Next, he lit candles on the altar. “We’ve used everything,” Dolan said, “sight, hearing, fragrance.” Tiny relics of St. Brigid and St. Emeric were also installed in an aperture in the altar. In his remarks, Egan said, in part, “I want to congratulate the community of faith — St. Emeric and St. Brigid’s. You’re a blessing to Alphabet City, here in the East Village. … I want to thank the wonderful donor and the community.” Members of the Committee to Save St. Brigid’s, however, were angry Egan was even up there speaking. Yet Edwin Torres, the committee’s leader, did get to speak from the pulpit and give a reading of scripture.

Ato to lead parish Father Lorenzo Ato, the pastor of the new merged St. Brigid and St. Emeric, who was formerly just the pastor at St. Emeric, also recalled the many different ethnic groups who have called the Avenue B church home. He’s been given a big responsibility to carry on the tradition, he said. “Now, we are living in a new era,” he said, “where St. Emeric and St. Brigid are united.” Among those sitting in the upper gallery during the Mass were Andrea Calamaras and Lois Rotella, who both graduated from St. Brigid School’s eighth grade together in 1965. “We had green uniforms and little green bowties, and a Peter Pan shirt collar,” recalled Calamaras, who now lives on Long Island. “Tuition was $3 a week. The things that go on today,” she added, “Monsignor Lynch wouldn’t have stood for it.” Seated in the row behind her was a new-

Photos by Jefferson Siegel

Former Archbishop Edward Egan, left, also participated in the dedication ceremony along with Dolan, center, much to the chagrin of activists who fought against Egan’s efforts to demolish the historic church.

Daunting renovation job At a press preview last Thursday, the architect and contractor who oversaw the church’s reconstruction called it a daunting challenge. St. Brigid’s eastern wall had separated from the building, putting the church at risk of collapse. Michael Doyle of Acheson Doyle Architects said they were intent on preserving the reredos — the large, ornate, arch-like structures on the wall behind the altar — and really couldn’t have done this without preserving and keeping the wall standing during the renovation. St. Brigid’s was designed by Patrick Keely and built by Irish boatwrights who worked in nearby shipyards on the East River. “We never found any organized plans,” Doyle noted. “Everything was built from scratch, so to speak.” Lead contractor Michael J. Fitzgerald said he’s worked on numerous church projects for the archdiocese, but this was the most challenging — and, from the sound of it, the most satisfying. The two noted that the ground under the church — as in most of the East Village — is all swamp. “We found a river under the north tower,” Fitzgerald added. Fitzgerald said St. Brigid’s was built very well for its day in 1848, but that the subsoil conditions simply caused the church’s serious problems.

BUILDING A better foundation

Worshipers packed the church for the dedication Mass.

comer to the East Village, Ryan T., 28, who works in sales. For the past two years he has lived a couple of blocks away from the church, and now plans to attend services there. “I used to go to Old St. Patrick’s [on Mulberry St.],” he said. “That was a 15-to20-minute walk. This is two minutes.”

Critiques AND condemnation At a reception in the church’s lower hall after the dedication, Dolan posed for photos with parishioners and community residents as a mariachi band played. Speaking at the reception, Roland Legiardi-Laura, who lives across from the church, and has keenly monitored its renovation, said he’s disappointed the steeples weren’t restored atop the church’s two towers. He said steel beams could be installed inside the towers’ corners to bear the steeples’ weight.

“The key word is that it’s difficult,” he said. “It’s not impossible.” Meanwhile, Committee to Save St. Brigid’s members were fuming. One of them, Patricia Melvin said, “The committee is angry about the lies and the omissions [during the dedication Mass]. They didn’t once praise the Committee to Save St. Brigid’s. And they praised Egan.” “Egan didn’t do anything,” said local stained-glass artist Patti Kelly. “He actually wanted to bring down the church.” Torres, however, took the high road. “I’m ecstatic,” he said. “I don’t need any recognition. The only one I care about is the Lord. The Lord up there knows what we did.” “The rest of us are pissed,” chimed in committee member Courtney Weber. “Edwin and Dolly [Migdalia, Torres’s wife] should have been honored.” Raised Catholic, Weber is a Wiccan who honors St. Brigid, who is also considered a pagan Celtic goddess by Wiccans.

The building was constructed on top of wooden piles extending 26 feet down into the ground. Where the piles were submerged in the water, they were fine. It was in the area of the fluctuation of the water level — the top 6 feet of the piles — that they had become rotten, which was the reason the church was literally sinking, most obviously at its detached back wall. The solution was to cut out the tops of the wood piles and replace these sections with steel, then cement them together. On top of the fortified piles, a new, 20-inch slab of concrete was installed for the church’s lower-level floor, but not before lowering the floor by about a foot and a half to provide more headroom.

Window work As for the church’s windows, Fitzgerald said these were restored fairly faithfully. He said they found the remainder of the church’s windows that had been removed, and patterned the new stained glass after them. However, the angels that are featured in the middle of the windows ringing the church’s first floor were taken from Harlem’s Thomas the Apostle Church, which had been razed. St. Brigid’s original first-floor windows had featured saints and the names of Ireland’s counties. The small, circular medallions in the church’s western windows, facing Avenue B, are original, however, as are the “thistles,” the four, small, triangular-shaped windows high on

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Renovated ‘famine church’ is a real feast for the eyes

During a press preview last week of the renovated St. Brigid’s Church — now renamed St. Brigid and St. Emeric Church — architect Michael Doyle and contractor Michael J. Fitzgerald, who teamed up on the project, joined Father Lorenzo Ato to give a tour of the historic “famine church” built by Irish immigrants fleeing the potato blight in their homeland. Opposite page, top left, Father Ato photographed on the church’s gallery level, overlooking the magnificent space; lower left, Doyle speaking about the project’s challenges; lower right, Fitzgerald explaining how they lowered the lower hall’s floor and also sheathed the metal columns — like the one behind him — with concrete for extra strength. This page, clockwise from top left, a gallery-level window showing stained-glass angels salvaged from a Harlem church; a window on the church’s western wall showing the small, round, painted-glass medallions that were salvaged from St. Brigid’s Church; above the original reredos and small “thistle” windows, an inscription and medallions were uncovered under layers of paint, and were then touched up with the same color paint — the inscription reads, “Oh How Delightful Are Thy Tabernacles O Lord of Hosts Glory to God”; plaster faces of the Irish boatwrights who built the church in 1848 adorn the walls along the second-floor gallery.


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Dolan anointed the reopened Church’s altar with “chrism,” or consecrated oil.

Resurrected church reopens Continued from page 13 the church’s eastern wall. St. Brigid’s original windows — some of which were sadly knocked out during the aborted demolition — weren’t stained glass but cheaper, painted glass, from Bavaria.

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Atop the church’s support columns in the upper-level gallery are plaster faces said to represent the original boatwrights who constructed the historic house of worship. Fitzgerald said these were recovered from Staten Island, where they were being stored. They’re painted gray so as to resemble stone. In general, the church’s interior color schemes are based on layers of paint that they found while doing the renovation. At one point early in its history, the church’s walls had actually been “gaudy,” festooned with stencils, Fitzgerald said. “There were more stencils than there was paint,” he said. However, in the 1960s, during Vatican II, the church’s interior was dramatically altered, covered with carpeting and basically whitewashed, Doyle said. As for the exterior, it was brownstone that didn’t age well. In the 1960s it was stuccoed and painted yellow. In the renovation, the church’s exterior walls were redone with precast concrete. The slate roof was redone with more durable — and some would say, more beautiful — copper cladding.

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Regarding restoring the church’s steeples, which were removed for safety reasons in the 1960s, Fitzgerald said he knows the community really wanted this, but the way the church towers’ walls were constructed, they just can’t bear the weight. The slabs of the brownstone exterior undulated in thickness and were then backed by layers of bricks of varying thickness,

so the walls don’t have the same load-bearing capacity as a more uniform wall, he said. In a final touch, the massive original bell from 1858 was recently placed outside in front of the church. For Doyle, the church was a special project, since he grew up nearby on E. 14th St. It was during a visit to St. Brigid’s as a child that he realized he wanted to be an architect. Father Ato noted that a number of things had been brought over from St. Emeric, ranging from the sound system (“very expensive,” he noted) to the wooden Stations of the Cross that are interspersed with the first-floor windows, as well as various statuettes of saints, plus a threeyear-old organ. “The people are happy,” he said. “The parishioners are happy. Everything is new. We have air conditioning, we have nice heat.” There will be two Masses in Spanish and five in English during the week, he said, in addition to 6 p.m. Saturday Mass in English and Sunday morning Masses in both languages. “Maybe we have so many Chinese, we will add Chinese. We have to see,” he added.

‘A win for the community’ Councilmember Mendez, speaking at the reception after the dedication, said she understood the committee’s feelings. However, she said, “At the end of the day, it’s the joyous occasion. It’s the struggle — this wasn’t easy, it wasn’t something that the archdiocese wanted to do. We’re grateful that the angel came forward.” Mendez noted that Democratic State Committeeman Michael Farrin has told her how the church, during the Tompkins Square Park riots, was a place to get medical help for activists and protesters injured by the police. “In this community, where we have fought and lost so much — and we have won a few things — this gives us hope,” Mendez said of the beautifully restored church. “This wasn’t just fought by the committee and St. Brigid’s Church, it was fought by a lot of people in this community, different backgrounds, different faiths — people who love this community, and love this building.”


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villager arts & entertainment HERE and now…and, also, then Culturemart offers first looks at new works THEATER

CULTUREMART 2013

An Annual First Look at New Work in Development From Artists in the HERE Artist Residency Program Through Feb. 10 At HERE 145 Sixth Ave., entrance on Dominick St. Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 within 24 hours of show Student Rush: Free with Student ID (at the box office) For tickets & info: 212-352-3101 or here.org Full production schedule also available at here.org

BY SCOTT STIFFLER Like the image of fully stocked megastore shelves its last syllable conjures, the consumer-friendly content in this year’s sprawling CULTUREMART is a cut above products that have been rushed to market. As such, you’ll be spared the “works in progress” disclaimer that savvy audiences have come to associate with festivals offering an embarrassment of rich ideas bogged down by an embarrassingly underdeveloped presentation. Fully realized shows — fit for public consumption, yet destined to grow beyond their present state: That’s the promise made to audiences by CULTUREMART. “We call it a festival of workshop productions,” clarifies HERE Producing Director Kim Whitener upon request. “In our vocabulary, we have works in progress and workshops. The difference is real. You can throw a work in progress up with very little rehearsal and a couple of lights and invite a few people to see it as a way to give feedback and test ideas. Whereas with a workshop, we’re giving them [the artists] more time, a couple days of [pre-show] tech and more money. They usually take more time rehears-

ing, and they’re selecting a chunk of what this piece is going to be…and we charge a ticket price.” At $10, CULTUREMART offers a very low ticket price. But don’t mistake that deep discount for the implication that you’re getting bargain basement production values. What you see on the stage, Whitener assures, is as well-developed visually as it is philosophically. There is, however, an understanding between artist and audience that the still-evolving work “is a substantial piece of a project coming down the pike, and we’re inviting you into that process. It isn’t finished yet, but you’re going to get a very strong sense of what it is…and what it’s going to be.” In addition to works that have been seen in past CULTUREMART festivals (and three productions by alumni back with new projects in development), eight workshop performances are being staged by new members of the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP). All of the productions are expected to fulfill HERE’s mandate that commissioned work “blur the lines between dance, theater, music, multimedia, puppetry and visual art” on its journey to a full mainstage presentation. HARP artists have a proven track record as writers, producers and performers — and although they may be well-known to Downtown audiences and within their particular discipline’s peer group, they’re not (yet) household names. “We wouldn’t call them established artists,” says Whitener, “but we don’t call them emerging. They’re mid-career, in the sense that they all have done full-length work before. They’ve been working five to ten years, and they have an established vocabulary. One of our watchwords is ‘artist-led.’ We give them money, time in our spaces, rehearsal space, we give them a lot of support and guidance and council but their vision comes first and we’re here to help make them happen.” Culled from around 200 applicants each year, the members of HARP are, along with their own unique voices, expected to speak the language of their sponsoring venue. “It’s important that the work be hybrid,” Whitener says of her desire to nurture artists able to draw upon “all manner of performance. It brings two or more genres together in a very contemporary theatrical work.” The venue’s multidisciplinary identity has, Whitener notes, “been more or less that way since the inception of HERE in the early 90s, and the establishment of the residency

Photo by Leah Schrager

In “The Wholehearted” (Feb. 8 & 9), collaborators Suli Holum (pictured) and Deborah Stein draw on Appalachian murder ballads and dubstep for this story of a proud but unreliable former champion who relives her glory days in a rundown boxing gym, dreaming of a comeback.

Photo by Vilem Benes

Performed by turns in darkness and in light the five performers in “Restless Nest” (Jan. 31 and Feb. 1) molt and mutate through the use of twist-ties, cardboard and old clothes collected over one year — reassembled into new forms that generate sound, light and choreography.

program in 1998. It was about providing a niche for this kind of work” — work which she describes as “emblematic of our times,” which could mean any time in the 90s just as

well as the here and now. The mid-career artists in HARP are, quite

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CULTUREMART stage shows ready for prime time Continued from page 17 literally, children of the digital age — early adopters of technology that allowed stage performance to fully embrace the notion that artistic output can be the product of “many inputs…film, music, media, online activities” and, in recent years, “social media. As our world became more complex, their work became more complicated. We’re all multitasking, and we’re all multifocused. We think audiences come here to be stimulated in that way, in the same way that our artists are not interested in being defined, or confined, by one medium.” That merging of styles — always, Whitener asserts, to serve a work’s central themes rather than simply providing compelling window dressing, can be seen in CULTUREMART projects such as Soomi Kim’s “Chang(e)” — which Whitener describes as “a political work that involves dance, movement and video” as well as original music. Based on the life and work of Philadelphia-based Asian American performance artist and activist Kathy Change, the work has already had its festival run (on January 28 & 29). Also working the theater/music hybrid aesthetic, Whitener says, is the February 4 and 5 run of mezzo-soprano Hai-Ting Chinn’s “Science Fair” — “which is a song cycle about the scientific world view. The two pieces couldn’t be more different, but they’re both saying, ‘I have a story to tell and I want to do it in this way.’ ” On a shared bill with “Science Fair” (and followed by a conversation on dance and visual art), Mei-Yin Ng’s “Lost Property Unit” concerns a woman in seclusion whose sole link to society is her cyborg pet. Inspired by Chinese mythology, surveillance and the seductive power of technology, the mixed-media dance piece merges elements of Hitchcock suspense, “Twilight Zone” sci-fi fantasy and the melancholy romanticism of filmmaker Wong Kar-wai. Don’t feel the need, though, to Netflix your way through the oeuvre of Rod Serling or become intimately familiar with cultural myths. What ends up on the

CULTUREMART stage is a distilled essence of hybrid influences, rather than a series of snarky, self-referential touchstones. That said, Whitener does hope that exposure to new performance styles, along with new ideas, will inspire audiences to appreciate what an unfamiliar genre has to offer. That’s exactly what happened to her, she recalled, when she began to talk up Robin Frohardt’s original puppet piece (“The Pigeoning”). “Ten years ago,” Whitener admits, “I’d be hard pressed to tell you what piece I loved from the puppetry world. But since then, it has just exploded as a form in New York City. Watching a puppet is this incredible experience of having a story told, but with this whole other world around it. The puppeteers are supposed to disappear, but you know they’re there, manipulating. You’re aware of the artistry behind it, but you get lost in the story. So I feel it’s multitasking in a very deep way.” Performed February 6 and 7, “The Pigeoning” uses five puppeteers, live music and no dialogue to tell its story of obsessive compulsion and pigeons. Robin Frohardt, whom Whitener calls “wonderful and mature, in terms of her artistry,” has created a piece that’s “quite deep, in that it explores a dark world that’s coming to an apocalyptic place. It feels very contemporary, and very real.” “The Pigeoning” is on a shared bill with Joseph Silovsky’s solo work, “Send for the Million Men” — which uses robotics, puppets and handmade projectors to examine how the trial of Sacco and Vanzetti impacted the world during the turbulent 1920s. If you’re reading this article past the run date of a particular show, CULTUREMART puts its audiences, along with its artists, in the unique position of knowing there’ll be a return engagement. As for those who do take in a work during the festival, Whitener hopes “they will then be invested in that project, and will want to come back when it [the full production] premieres. It’s our philosophy of involving the audience along the way. Typically, that process is hidden. But we feel it’s food for the artist, and the project, and the ultimate perfecting of the piece to have this opportunity.”

Photo by Robin Frohardt

Obsessive compulsion and winged creatures loom large, in Robin Frohardt’s “The Pigeoning” (Feb. 6 & 7).


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Youthful offenders and a marble renderer Work of Ross, Viale among compelling exhibitions BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN

Richard Ross: Juvenile-InJustice

Ross focuses on the lives and stories of incarcerated youth. The exhibition is composed of photographs Ross has taken, excerpts from his interviews with those in the juvenile courts and detention facilities and items he has seen during his visits to juvenile incarceration centers across the United States. Over the course of five years, Ross has visited more than 200 institutions in 31 states and has spoken with more than 1,000 juveniles. This exhibition is a moving reminder that the U.S.’s heavy reliance on juvenile incarceration is unique among the world’s developed nations. Through Feb. 16, at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts (31 Mercer St., btw. Grand & Howard Sts.) Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10am6pm. Call 212-226-3232 or visit feldmangallery.com.

Black Cake

O r g a n i z e d b y N e w Yo r k - b a s e d curator Alex Gartenfeld, this exhibition is inspired by Beltane — an ancient Gaelic festival celebrated in Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man. The custom included a cake, which would determine the sacrificial victim (whoever received the piece that had been blackened over the coals was pushed into the fire). Featuring works by Sam Anderson,

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Courtesy Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York

Richard Ross: “Orientation Training Phase, Youth Offender System, Pueblo, Colorado, 1” (2010, Digital Inkjet Print, 24”x38”). Orientation Training Phase (OTP), part of the Youth Offender System (YOS) Facility in Pueblo, Colorado. OTP performs intake and assessment of convicted kids and is set up to run like a boot camp, with staff yelling at kids all the time. All of the kids at OTP have juvenile sentences with adult sentences hanging, meaning that if they mess up, they will have to serve their adult sentence. For example, a juvenile could be the reserving a two-year juvenile sentence with 15 years hanging.

Courtesy of Team Gallery, New York

Tommy Hartung: “The Bible Part Two: Chapter Two (2013, single-channel HD video, color, sound, 5 minutes). See “Black Cake.”

Courtesy of Team Gallery, New York

Installation view of "Black Cake" (curated by Alex Gartenfeld, at Team Gallery, New York).


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Betbeze, Brand, Hutchins, Tonsfeldt — at Mitchell-Innes & Nash Continued from page 19 Ed Atkins, Cecily Brown, Monica Bonvicini, Massimo Grimaldi, Josephine Halvorson, Tommy Hartung and Steffani Jemison, among others, “Black Cake” examines artists’ use of sweetness across mediums and treatments. Through Feb. 16, at Team Gallery. At 83 Grand St., btw. Wooster & Greene Sts. and 47 Wooster St., btw. Grand & Broome Sts. Hours: At 83 Grand, Tues.Sat., 10am-6pm and Sun., 12-6pm. At 47 Wooster, Wed.-Sat., 10am-6pm and Sun., 12-6pm. Call 212-279-9219 or visit teamgal.com.

Fabio Viale: Stargate

Viale uses marble to render intentionally banal objects, such as crates and tires, or to reinterpret art historical icons. Stargate (2010/2011) refers to his recent realistic sculptures, which consist of stacked and attached plastic grocery crates crafted in marble on a large scale. They are totemic in stature, manifesting as gateways to other worlds and galaxies. Though using machinery to roughly carve blocks of marble, Viale finishes his sculptures by hand. Through Feb. 23, at Sperone Westwater (257 Bowery, btw. Houston & Stanton Sts.). Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10am-6pm. Call 212-999-7337 or visit speronewestwater.com.

Anna Betbeze, Josh Brand, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Josh Tonsfeldt

Josef Albers wrote that “the origin of art [is] the discrepancy between physical fact and psychic effect.” For the four artists in this exhibition, physical fact is a starting point. Josh Brand explores the simple interaction between objects, light and chemicals in the darkroom. Anna Betbeze uses pre-existing shag r u g s a s “ c a n v a s . ” J o s h To n s f e l d t reconfigures shipping pallets that have traveled through a cargo supply chain — and Jessica Jackson Hutchins creates sculptures with used household furniture. Through Feb. 23, at Mitchell-Innes & Nash (534 W. 26th St., btw. 10th & 11th Aves.). Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10am-6pm. Call 212-744-7400 or visit miandn.com.

Sharon Butler: Precisionist Casual

B u t l e r’s c a n v a s e s a r e s t a p l e d , washed, unstretched — and yet arranged on stretchers. Part precise and part casual, Butler’s abstractions are sparked by the urban setting, s t r u c t u r e s a n d H VA C a r c h i t e c t u r e she observes from the windows of her Bushwick studio. In this new body of work, stretchers are transformed from hidden supports into integral components of the work.

Courtesy Sperone Westwater, New York

Courtesy of the artist, Mitchell-Innes & Nash and Kate Werble Gallery Anna Betbeze

Fabio Viale: “Stargate” (2010/2011, marble, 82 x 63 x 47 1/4 inches; 210 x 160 x 120 cm).

Anna Betbeze: “Lava” (2012, Wool and ash, 123 by 62 in. 312.4 by 157.5 cm).

Wrapped with wrinkled tarps, for example, they provide both a sense of imperfection and balanced structure. Overall, Butler embraces the imperfect and incomplete to establish an enticing tension between impulsive-

ness and grounded rigor. Through Feb. 17, at Pocket Utopia ( 1 9 1 H e n r y S t . , b t w. C l i n t o n & J e f f e r s o n S t s . ) . H o u r s : We d . - S u n . , 11am-6pm. Call 212-375-8532 or visit pocketutopia.com.

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Just Do Art! BY SCOTT STIFFLER

NANCY GILES: THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF THE ACCIDENTAL PUNDETTE

Nancy Giles is plenty funny on Twitter — where, out of necessity, she boils her essence down to “afro and attitude” while marketing her abilities as a “funny keynote speaker.” But the sly humorist is best appreciated in a medium that gives free reign to her stealthy circular logic (which takes some time to gel, but is well worth the wait). Tart without lapsing into cynicism, the always cerebral and occasionally silly “black gal on CBS News Sunday Morning” is perfectly suited to that format’s grand tradition of essayists who speak softly and carry a big satirical stick. So it’ll be interesting to see what trouble Giles manages to stir up with an evening’s worth of stage time. A long form version of her well-received contribution to Dixon Place’s 2012 Summer Shorts Festival, “The Further Adventures of the Accidental Pundette” includes new material and “technical values.” We’re not quite sure what that means — but so long as it results in more room for Giles’ wit than allowed by a Twitter posting, we’re all for it. At 7:30pm on Feb.1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 & 23. At Dixon Place (161A Chrystie St., btw. Rivington & Delancey Sts.). For tickets

Photo by Jim Moore

Why wait until Sunday morning? See Nancy Giles on Friday and Saturday nights, through Feb. 23.

Photo courtesy of the artist

The people that he meets when he’s biking through the streets: See Ken Brown’s “NYC Street Pop” exhibition can be seen at Chelsea’s Tekserve, through Feb. 24.

($15 advance online, $18 at the door, $12 for students/seniors), visit dixonplace.org or call 212-219-0736.

ART@TEKSERVE: NYC STREET POP

One good character, chronicling countless others: For over 30 years, Ken Brown has been biking around town, making short films and taking photos featuring “only in New York” moments of the city’s colorful citizens as they interact with ads plastered on walls, store window displays and the subway system. The end result? Brown’s wry, often comedic juxtaposition of famous things and fabulous beings produces a combined image that’s every bit as iconic as the famous landmarks (such as Coney Island) he holds so dear. Now, in celebration of their 25th anniversary on 23rd Street, Apple reseller and service provider Tekserve is presenting a collection of Brown’s films photos “and other fun stuff” as part of their ongoing Art@ Tekserve series. The “NYC Street Pop” exhibition will be shown throughout the store — and a Tekserve-produced 2013 calendar featuring Ken Brown’s photographs will be available, free with any purchase, while supplies last. Free. Through Feb. 24, at Tekserve (119 W. 23rd St., btw. Sixth & Seventh Aves.). Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9am-8pm, Sat., 11am7pm & Sun., 11am-7pm.


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Publ ic Notice s Notice is hereby given that a license number 1268034 EL NUEVO RINCONSITO DEL SABOR LATINO CORP has been applied for by the undersigned to sell Wine / Beer at retail in a restaurant establishment under the alcoholic beverage control law at 254 E 204th street Bronx NY 10458 for on premises consumption Vil: 01/31 - 02/07/2013 Notice is hereby given that a license number 1266922 for MEXICO 2000 DELI RESTAURANT CORP has been applied for by the undersigned to sell Wine / Beer at retail in a restaurant Deli establishment under the alcoholic beverage control law at 369 Broadway, Brooklyn NY 11211 for on premises consumption. Vil: 01/31 - 02/07/2013 Notice is hereby given that an on-premise license, #TBA has been applied for by 169Thompson Restaurant LLC d/b/a The Lobster Club to sell beer, wine and liquor at retail in an on premises establishment. For on premises consumption under the ABC law at 169 Thompson Street New York NY 10012. Vil: 01/31 - 02/07/2013 Notice is hereby given that license #1268478 has been applied by the undersigned to sell alcoholic beverages at retail in a restaurant under the alcoholic beverage control law at 228 West 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019 for on-premises consumption. GALLAGHER’S FAMOUS LLC d/b/a GALLAGHER’S Vil: 01/31 - 02/07/2013 Notice is hereby given that license #1266921 has been applied by the undersigned to sell wine at retail in a restaurant under the alcoholic beverage control law at 30 west Street, North Store a/k/a 38 West Street, New York, NY 10004 for on-premises consumption. CAFÉ CASANO LLC d/b/a INATTESO CAFÉ CASANO Vil: 01/31 - 02/07/2013 NOTICE TYPE: Certificate of Assumed Name Certificate of Assumed Name: KSA RETAIL LLC is doing business as JOIE; their principal place of business in New York is 80 West 40th St., #40, New York, NY 10018. Business will be transacted at 1196 Madison Ave., NewYork, NY 10128; 429 14th St., New York, NY 10014; 114 Wooster St., New York, NY 10012. This certificate was filed with the State of New York, Department of State on 12/17/12. Vil: 01/31 - 03/07/2013 OTCEX LLC, a domestic LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 12/20/12. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Kaiser Saurborn & Mair, P.C., 111 Broadway, Ste. 1805, NY, NY 10006. General Purposes. Vil: 01/31 - 03/07/2013

NOTICE OF FORMATION of J + G Interior Design, LLC Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of NewYork (SSNY) on 01/11/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY has been designated as an agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. The address to which SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC is to: J + G Interior Design, LLC, 1 University Place, Apt. 5G, New York, NY 10003. Purpose: To engage in any lawful act or activity. Vil: 01/31 - 03/07/2013 Notice of formation for 753 Ninth Ave Realty LLC Arts of Org filed with Secy of State of NY (“SSNY”) on 12/12/12. Office location: NY county. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail a copy of any process to: 1461 First Avenue, New York, NY 10075. Purpose: any lawful act. Vil: 01/31 - 03/07/2013 Notice of formation for 753 Ninth Ave Holdings LLC Arts of Org filed with Secy of State of NY (“SSNY”) on 12/12/12. Office location: NY county. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail a copy of any process to: 1461 First Avenue, New York, NY 10075. Purpose: any lawful act. Vil: 01/31 - 03/07/2013 Notice of formation for 212 East 72nd Street LLC Arts of Org filed with Secy of State of NY (“SSNY”) on 12/12/12. Office location: NY county. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail a copy of any process to: 212 East 72nd Street, New York, NY 10021. Purpose: any lawful act. Vil: 01/31 - 03/07/2013 Notice of Qualification of Real Time Neuromonitoring Associates, PLLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/14/13. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Tennessee (TN) on 12/31/08. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: URS Agents, LLC, 25 Robert Pitt Dr., Ste. 204, Monsey, NY 10952. Principal office address: 3004 B Poston Rd., Nashville, TN 37203. Arts of Org. filed with the TN Secretary of State, 312 Rosa L. Parks Ave., 6th Fl., Nashville, TN 37243-1102. Purpose: to practice the profession of medicine and any lawful activities. Vil: 01/31 - 03/07/2013 Notice of Formation of Golf Manhattan Instruction LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 11/30/12. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to CSC, 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207, the Reg. Agt. upon whom proc. may be served. Purpose: any lawful activities. Vil: 01/31 - 03/07/2013

Notice of Formation of Luis Guerrero, PLLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 10/15/12. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to CSC, 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207. Purpose: to practice the profession of Law. Vil: 01/31 - 03/07/2013 Notice of Formation of Yield Curve Capital, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 12/3/12. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Att: Amir Sadr, 105 Duane St., #44F, NY, NY 10007. Purpose: any lawful activities. Vil: 01/31 - 03/07/2013 Notice of Formation of WiSH Trading LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 12/3/12. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Att: Amir Sadr, 105 Duane St., #44F, NY, NY 10007. Purpose: any lawful activities. Vil: 01/31 - 03/07/2013 Notice of Formation of PFNY, LLC filed under the original name PFNY Operating Company, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 11/27/12. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 320 Yonkers Ave., Yonkers, NY 10701. Purpose: any lawful activities. Vil: 01/31 - 03/07/2013 Notice of Qual. of Armistice Capital, LLC Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 6/4/12. Office loc.: NY County. LLC org. in DE 4/11/12. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to Att: Steven Boyd, 237 Park Ave., 9th Fl., NY, NY 10017. DE off. addr.: CSC, 2711 Centerville Rd., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. on file: SSDE, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purp.: any lawful activities. Vil: 01/31 - 03/07/2013 Notice of Qual. of Manor Road Investment Partners, LP Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 7/25/12. Office loc.: NY County. LP org. in DE 6/19/12. SSNY desig. as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to Att: John Ku, 900 Third Ave., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10022. DE off. addr.: CSC, 2711 Centerville Rd., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of LP on file: SSDE, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Name/addr. of each gen. ptr. avail. at SSNY. Purp.: any lawful activities. Vil: 01/31 - 03/07/2013

Notice of Formation of MAGNACARE IPA, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/15/13. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: One Penn Plaza, Ste. 4630, NY, NY 10119. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Attn: Craig B. Greenfield at the princ. office of the LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 01/31 - 03/07/2013 Notice of Qualification of THR WASHINGTON II, L.P. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/18/13. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 10/17/12. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co. (CSC), 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. Name and addr. of each general partner are available from SSNY. DE addr. of LP: c/o CSC, 2711 Centerville Rd., Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 01/31 - 03/07/2013 Notice of Qualification of SOLUTIONSTAR REALTY SERVICES LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/16/13. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 11/02/12. Princ. office of LLC: 350 Highland Dr., Lewisville, TX 75067. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co. (CSC), 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. DE addr. of LLC: c/o CSC, 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 01/31 - 03/07/2013 Notice of Formation of GNYHA Purchasing Alliance, LLC Arts. of Org. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/10/13. Off. loc.: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o GNYHA Ventures, Inc., 555 W. 57th St., Ste. 1500, NY, NY 10019. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 01/31 - 03/07/2013 Notice of Formation of Hudson Empowerment LLC Arts. of Org. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/11/13. Off. loc.: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 826 Broadway, 11th Fl., NY, NY 10003. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 01/31 - 03/07/2013

Notice of Qualification of Merrimac Marine Insurance, LLC Fictitious name in NY State: Merrimac Marine Insurance LLC, Brokerage. App. for Auth. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/31/12. Off. loc.: NY County. LLC formed in Florida (FL) on 6/27/02. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: National Corporate Research, Ltd., 10 E. 40th St., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10016, the registered agent upon whom process may be served. FL address of LLC: 1020 North Orlando Ave., Ste. 200, Maitland, FL 32751. Arts. of Org. filed FL Secy. of State, 2661 Executive Center Circle, Tallahassee, FL 32301. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 01/31 - 03/07/2013 Notice of Formation of SES Wealth Advisors LLC Arts. of Org. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/18/12. Off. loc.: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 237 Park Ave., 9th Fl., NY, NY 10017. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 01/31 - 03/07/2013 Notice of Formation of Weiter, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 12/10/12. Office location: NY County. Sec. of State designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 405 Howard St., Ste. 550, San Francisco, CA 94105. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 01/31 - 03/07/2013 Notice of Qualification of HIROAKI, LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 12/12/12. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Hawaii (HI) on 12/5/12. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to the principal business addr.: c/o Keiko Ono Aoki, 645 Fifth Ave., Ste. 905, NY, NY 10022, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. HI addr. of LLC: 1136 Union Mall, Ste. 301, Honolulu, HI 96813. Cert. of Org. filed with HI Commissioner of Commerce & Consumer Affairs, 335 Merchant St., Honolulu, HI 96810. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 01/31 - 03/07/2013 Notice of Qualification of Libra TE, LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 12/17/12. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in DE on 11/13/12. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to the principal business address: 777 Third Ave., NY, NY 10017, Attn: Ranjan Tandon. DE address of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Vil: 01/31 - 03/07/2013

Notice of Qualification of Thorley Industries LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 1/10/13. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in PA on 6/15/05. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. PA and principal business addr.: 40 24th St., 2nd Fl., Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Cert. of Org. filed with PA Sec. of the Commonwealth, 206 North Office Bldg., Harrisburg, PA 17120. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Vil: 01/31 - 03/07/2013 Notice of Qualification of SP HHF Sub Brook Avenue LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 12/19/12. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: c/o Storage Post HHF Venture LLC, Two Buckhead Plz., 3050 Peachtree Rd. NW, Ste. 580, Atlanta, GA 30305. LLC formed in DE on 12/17/12. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE addr. of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Vil: 01/31 - 03/07/2013 Notice of Qualification of Zion Rootswear L.L.C. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 1/17/13. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in FL on 2/8/99. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. Principal office addr.: c/o Bravado International Group Merchandising Services Inc., 1755 Broadway, 2nd Fl., NY, NY 10019. Cert. of Org. filed with FL Sec. of State, 2661 Executive Center Cir., Tallahassee, FL 32301. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Vil: 01/31 - 03/07/2013 Notice is hereby given that a restaurant wine license, #TBA has been applied for by The Lobster Place Inc. d/b/a The Lobster Place The Cull & Pistol to sell beer and wine at retail in an on premises establishment. For on premises consumption under the ABC law at 75 9th Ave New York NY 10011. Vil: 01/24 - 01/31/2013 Notice is hereby given that an on-premise license, #TBA has been applied for by H K Second Ave Restaurant Inc. d/b/a Bait & Hook to sell beer, wine and liquor at retail in an on premises establishment. For on premises consumption under the ABC law at 249-51 Est 14th Street New York NY 10011. Vil: 01/24 - 01/31/2013

Notice is hereby given that license #1268352 has been applied by the undersigned to sell alcoholic beverages at retail in a cafe under the alcoholic beverage control law at 1744 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10128 for on-premises consumption. DTUT CAFÉ INC d/b/a DTUT CAFE Vil: 01/24 - 01/31/2013 Notice of Formation of CawsVideo LLC Articles of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/26/12. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to principal business address: 116 Pinehurst Ave., Suite J23, NewYork, NY 10033. Purpose: to engage in any lawful act. Vil: 01/24 - 02/28/2013 MANHATTAN COGNITIVE – BEHAVIORAL THERAPY / PSYCHOLOGY, PLLC Art. Of Org. Filed Sec. of State of NY 12/10/2012. Off. Loc.: New York Co. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against it may served. SSNY to mail copy of process to The LLC 276 Fifth Avenue, STE # 905, New York, NY 10001. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity. Vil: 01/24- 02/28/2013 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF ARAVO HOLDINGS LLC Arts of Org filed with Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/9/13. Office location: New York County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to principal address: 118 Baxter St Ste 402 New York, NY 10013. Purpose: any lawful act. Vil: 01/24- 02/28/2013 TJD 21 LLC, a domestic LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 9/21/12. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 245 Park Ave., NY, NY 10167. General Purposes. Vil: 01/24- 02/28/2013 LENOIR LAW FIRM, PLLC, a domestic PLLC Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 12/28/12. Office location: New York. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the PLLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: S. John Lenoir, 2753 Broadway, Ste. 251, NY, NY 10025. Purpose: Law Vil: 01/24- 02/28/2013 COMGROUP GLOBAL HOLDINGS LLC, a domestic LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 12/18/12. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Trief & Olk, Esqs., 150 E. 58th St., 34th Flr., NY, NY 10155. General Purposes. Vil: 01/24- 02/28/2013

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN LLC, a domestic LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 12/10/12. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The Street.com, c/o James Cramer, 14 Wall St., 15th Flr., NY, NY 10005. General Purposes. Vil: 01/24- 02/28/2013 Notice of Formation of LINCOLN PLAINS LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/10/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to M. Nader Ahari, 524 Broadway, Ste. 405, NY, NY 10012. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 01/24- 02/28/2013 Notice of Formation of SASHA WOLF GALLERY LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/20/12. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 70 Orchard St., NY, NY 10002. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 01/24- 02/28/2013 Notice of Qualification of METLANG LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/09/13. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 03/08/10. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co. (CSC), 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207. DE addr. of LLC: c/o CSC, 2711 Centerville Rd., Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of DE, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 01/24- 02/28/2013 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION of Battery Park Holdings Subsidiary LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 01/10/13. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 200 Vesey St., 11th Fl., 3 WFC, New York, NY 10281. LLC formed in DE on 12/21/2012. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o Corporation Service Company, 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE addr. of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Vil: 01/24 - 02/28/2013


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Publ ic Notice s NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION of Brookfield Properties W 33rd Co. L.P. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 01/11/13. LP formed in DE on 04/15/1986. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 200 Vesey St., 11th Fl., 3 WFC, NewYork, NY 10281. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o Corporation Service Company, 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE addr. of LP: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Name/addr. of genl. ptr. avail. from NY Sec. of State. Cert. of LP filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Vil: 01/24 - 02/28/2013 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION of BOP West 31st Street LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 01/10/13. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 200 Vesey St., 11th Fl., 3 WFC, New York, NY 10281. LLC formed in DE on 01/15/1999. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o Corporation Service Company, 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE addr. of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Vil: 01/24 - 02/28/2013 Notice of Formation of SN Compliance LLC Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 1/4/12. Office location: NY County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: USPO Village Station, P.O. Box 132, NY, NY 10014. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 01/24 - 02/28/2013 Notice of Qualification of Foreign Limited Liability Company (LLC) Name: Global Tax Network Northeast, LLC. Application for Authority was filed by the Department of State of New York on: 01/02/2013. Jurisdiction: Delaware. Organized on: 01/30/2008. Office location: County of New York. Purpose: any and all lawful activities. Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to principal business address: 7950 Main Street N., Suite 200, Minneapolis, MN 55369. Address of office required to be maintained in Delaware: One Commerce Center, 1201 Orange Street, Suite 600, Wilmington, DE 19899. Authorized officer in its Jurisdiction is: Secretary of State of Delaware John G. Townsend Building, 401 Federal Street, Suite 4, Dover, DE 19901. Vil: 01/24 - 02/28/2013

Notice of Formation of Philal LLC Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 12/6/12. Office location: NY County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Vil: 01/24 - 02/28/2013

Notice of Formation of THREADSTONE RETAIL TRACKER LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/04/13. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: c/o Treadstone Advisors, 477 Madison Ave., 24th 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 addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 01/17- 02/21/2013

Notice of Qualification of Potenza Capital (GP), LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 12/28/12. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in DE on 12/21/12. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE addr. of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Vil: 01/24 - 02/28/2013

JONATHAN RAIBLE ARCHITECT, PLLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 12/24/12. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 370 Riverside Dr., #8B, NY, NY 10025. Purpose: To practice the profession of Architecture. Vil: 01/17- 02/21/2013

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF DONG & GU REALTY LLC Arts of Org filed with Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/3/13. Office location: New York County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to principal address: 82 Rutgers Slip Apt 18G New York, NY 10002. Purpose: any lawful act. Vil: 01/17- 02/21/2013 Notice of Qualification of EEGO West 44 Owner, LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/27/12. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/17/12. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Jonathon K. Yormak, c/o East End Capital, 600 Madison Ave., NY, NY 10022, also the principal office address. Address to be maintained in DE: 27111 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808, c/o Corporation Service Company. Arts of Org. filed with the DE Secretary of State, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities. Vil: 01/17- 02/21/2013 Notice of Formation of MARGULIES FAMILY PLAN, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/26/12. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: 3 Savanna Circle, Mt. Sinai, NY 11766. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Steven Margulies at the princ. office of the LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 01/17- 02/21/2013

NOTICE OF FORMATION of 50HT LLC Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 12/7/12. Office location: NY County. SSNY has been designated as an agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. The address to which SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC is to: Corporate Filing Solutions, LLC, 425 Boylston St., 3rd Flr., Boston, MA 02116. Purpose: To engage in any lawful act or activity. Vil: 01/17- 02/21/2013 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: PARKER ROSE LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 11/27/12. Office location: New York County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 39 Broadway, Suite 3300, New York, New York 10006. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. Vil: 01/17- 02/21/2013 NOTICE OF FORMATION of New Ballon Holdings, LLC Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 12/14/12. Office location: NY County. SSNY has been designated as an agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. The address to which SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC is to:The LLC, 105 East 29th Street, Suite 5, New York, New York 10016. Purpose: To engage in any lawful act or activity. Vil: 01/17- 02/21/2013 Notice of Formation of Charles Realty Associates, LLC Arts. of Org. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/11/07. Off. loc.: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Corporation Service Company, 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 01/17- 02/21/2013

Notice of Formation of 57 Reade 20A LLC Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 10/11/12. Office location: NY County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o David Chen, 57 Reade St., #20A, NY, NY 10007, principal business address. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 01/17- 02/21/2013 Notice of Formation of 9 Gramercy Park South LLC Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 11/14/12. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 9 Gramercy Park So., NY, NY 10003. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o Bleakley Platt & Schmidt, LLP, 1 N. Lexington Ave., White Plains, NY 10601. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 01/17- 02/21/2013 Notice of Qualification of Catamaran LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 12/31/12. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in TX on 12/4/12. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. Principal office address: 2441 Warrenville Rd., Ste. 610, Lisle, IL 60532. Cert. of Org. filed with TX Sec. of State, PO Box 13697, Austin, TX 78711. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Vil: 01/17- 02/21/2013 Notice of Qualification of Guard Control PMD, L.P. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 12/13/12. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Cayman Islands (CI) on 12/6/12. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to the principal business addr.: 200 West St., NY, NY 10282-2198. CI addr. of LP: c/o Maples Corporate Services Ltd., P.O. Box 309, Ugland House, Grand Cayman, KY1-1104, CI. Name/ addr. of genl. ptr. available from NY Sec. of State. Cert. of LP filed with Registrar of Exempted LPs, Elizabethan Sq., 4th Fl., Phase Four, George Town, Grand Cayman, CI. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Vil: 01/17- 02/21/2013 Notice of Qualification of FEC08 LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 12/21/12. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in OH on 12/6/12. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to the OH and principal business addr.: c/o David A. Lightner, FSM Capital Management, LLC, 2000 Auburn Dr., Ste. 330, Cleveland, OH 44114. Regd. agent upon whom process may be served: CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011. Cert. of Org. filed with OH Sec. of State, 180 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Vil: 01/17- 02/21/2013

NEGBA LLC Arts. of Org filed NY Secy of State(SSNY)10/10/12. OFC in NY Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 109-23 71st Rd NY NY 11375. Purpose: any lawful act. Vil: 01/10 - 02/14/2013 Notice of Formation of VE LAIGHT MEMBER LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/24/12. 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 VE Equities LLC, 12 Mercer St., 3rd Fl., NY, NY 10013. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 01/10 - 02/14/2013 Notice of Formation of 136 W44TH ST MIRROR LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/24/12. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: One Bryant Park, NY, NY 10036. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Rosenberg & Estis, P.C., Attn: Gary M. Rosenberg, Esq., 733 Third Ave., NY, NY 10017. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 01/10 - 02/14/2013 Notice of Formation of 87 Baxter Street Realty LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/6/03. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 87 Baxter St., NY, NY. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 56-38 218th St., Bayside, NY 11364. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 01/10 - 02/14/2013 Notice of Qualification of Lennon, Murphy, Caulfield & Phillips, LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 10/18/12. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in CT on 4/12/10. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to the principal business addr.:The LLC, 420 Lexington Ave., Ste. 300, NY, NY 10170. CT addr. of LLC: 2425 Post Rd., Ste. 302, Southport, CT 06890. Cert. of Org. filed with CT Sec. of State, 30Trinity St., Hartford, CT 06106. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 01/10 - 02/14/2013 Notice of Qualification of RGN-NEW YORK XVI, LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/12/2012. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/4/2012. Princ. office of LLC: 15305 Dallas Pkwy., Ste. 400, Addison, TX 75001. 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: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State of DE, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St.-Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 01/03 - 02/07/2013

Notice of Qualification of SAL88 LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/11/12. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 11/27/12. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Charissa Chang, 175 E. 96th St., Apt. 23M, NY, NY 10128. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St. - Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 01/03 - 02/07/2013 Notice of Formation of RAVID MIDDLE NECK LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/19/12. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: c/o Cohen Equities, 675 Third Ave., Ste. 2400, NY, NY 10017. 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. Vil: 01/03 - 02/07/2013 Notice of Qualification of 95 THAYER STREET, LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/10/12. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 10/04/12. Princ. office of LLC: 1065 Ave. of the Americas, Ste. 1801, NY, NY 10018. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corportion Service Co. (CSC), 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207. DE addr. of LLC: CSC, 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19801. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of the State of DE, Lookerman & Federal Sts., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 01/03 - 02/07/2013 Notice of Qualification of 4848 BWAY, LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/10/12. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 10/04/12. Princ. office of LLC: 1065 Ave. of the Americas, Ste. 1801, NY, NY 10018. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co. (CSC), 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207. DE addr. of LLC: CSC, 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19801. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of the State of DE, Lookerman & Federal Sts., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 01/03 - 02/07/2013 Notice of Formation of 72 Poplar Owner, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/12/12. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o The Daten Group Inc., Attn: David Ennis, 444 Madison Ave., Ste. 510, NY, NY 10022, also the principal office address. Purpose: any lawful activities. Vil: 01/03 - 02/07/2013

Notice of Qualification of LD Acquisition Company 6 LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/17/12. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 5/3/11. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: National Registered Agents, Inc., 111 Eighth Ave., NY, NY 10011, also the registered agent. Principal office address: 1700 E. Walnut Ave., Ste. 400, El Segundo, CA 90245. Address to be maintained in DE: 160 Greentree Dr., Ste. 101, Dover, DE 19904. Arts of Org. filed with the DE Secretary of State, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities. Vil: 01/03 - 02/07/2013 Notice of Formation of KB 320 East 110 LLC Arts. of Org. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/11/12. Off. loc.: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, 167 E. 65th St., NY, NY 10065. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 01/03 - 02/07/2013 Notice of Formation of 12 West 45th Street LLC Arts. of Org. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/17/12. Off. loc.: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, One Union Square West, NY, NY 10003. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 01/03 - 02/07/2013 Notice of Formation of Sunny Smiles I LLC Arts. of Org. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/25/12. Off. loc.: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 557 W. 148th St., Unit 3E, NY, NY 10031. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 01/03 - 02/07/2013 Notice of Formation of R&M HORSFORD LLC Arts. of Org. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/18/12. Off. loc.: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Robert Horsford, 75 W. 126 St., Ground Fl., NY, NY 10027. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 01/03 - 02/07/2013 Notice of Formation of CA 5-15 West 125th LLC Arts. of Org. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/18/12. Off. loc.: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, 1412 Broadway, 3rd Fl., NY, NY 10018. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 01/03 - 02/07/2013

Notice of Formation of A & J Hoffman Realty Enterprises LLC Arts. of Org. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/7/12. Off. loc.: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Alter Mantel, LLP, 90 Park Ave., NY, NY 10016, Attn: Irving D. Alter, Esq. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 01/03 - 02/07/2013 Notice of Formation of DIESSEBI LLC Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 12/3/12. Office location: NY County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o DeGaetano & Carr, 488 Madison Ave., 17th Fl., NY, NY 10022. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 01/03 - 02/07/2013 Notice of Formation of Mark Tavern Management, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 10/25/12. Office location: NY County. Sec. of State designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 130 E. 18th St., Apt. 16D, NY, NY 10003, principal business address. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 01/03 - 02/07/2013 Notice of Formation of 99 JOHN DECO, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/12/12. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: 387 Park Ave. South, 7th Fl., NY, NY 10016. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 12/27 - 01/31/2013 Notice of Qual. of 267 East 10th Street Realty LLC Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 8/3/12. Office loc.: NY County. LLC org. in DE 6/5/12. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to NRAI, 111 Eighth Ave., NY, NY 10011. DE off. addr.: 160 Greentree Dr., Ste. 101, Dover, DE 19904. Cert. of Form. on file: SSDE, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purp.: any lawful activities. Vil: 12/27 - 01/31/2013 77 JANE STREET, LLC Art. Of Org. Filed Sec. of State of NY 04/24/2012. Off. Loc.:NewYork Co. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY to mail copy of process to The LLC, 127 West 11th Street, New York, NY 10011. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity. Vil: 12/27 - 01/31/2013 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF KAIRIS LLC Arts of Org filed with Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/25/12. Office location: New York County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to principal address: 57 W. 38th St. Ste 1201 New York, NY 10018. Purpose: any lawful act. Vil: 12/27 - 01/31/2013


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pUblIc n o tIceS Notice of formatioN of isite reaL estate LLc Arts of Org filed with Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/11/12. Office location: New York County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to principal address: 109 Lafayette St. Ste 301 New York, NY 10013. Purpose: any lawful act. Vil: 12/27 - 01/31/2013

Notice of formatioN of sWeet sPot fashioNs, LLc Arts. of Org. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/6/12. Off. loc.: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Office of Steven M. Gerber, 666 Fifth Ave., 26th Fl., NY, NY 10103. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 12/27 - 01/31/2013

Notice of formatioN of sKyLauNch advisors, LLc Arts. of Org. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/15/12. Off. loc.: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o United State Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave., Ste. 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 12/27 - 01/31/2013

Notice of formatioN of WoLK ProPerties, LLc Arts. of Org. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/19/03. Off. loc.: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Anne Fried, 740 West End Ave., NY, NY 10025, the registered agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 12/27 - 01/31/2013

Notice of formatioN of 13-15 West 54th street LLc Arts. of Org. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/14/2012. Off. loc.: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Reid A. Rosen, Esq., 15 Wilputte Place, New Rochelle, NY 10804, the registered agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful purpose. Vil: 12/27 - 01/31/2013

Name of LLc: roNmarK caPitaL LLc Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State: 11/26/12. Office loc.: NY Co. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o Business Filings Inc., 187 Wolf Rd., Ste. 101, Albany, NY 12205, regd. agt. upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful act. Vil: 12/27 - 01/31/2013

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Notice of formatioN of trideNt PLacemeNt grouP, LLc Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 9/6/12. Office location: NY County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 392 Central Park West, Unit 12N, NY, NY 10025, principal business address. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 12/27 - 01/31/2013 Notice of QuaLificatioN of tracer coNstructioN LLc Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 12/10/12. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 5500 Wayzata Blvd., Ste. 800, Golden Valley, MN 55416. LLC formed in DE on 6/29/98. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE addr. of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Vil: 12/27 - 01/31/2013

Notice of QuaLificatioN of Priority seNior secured iNcome maNagemeNt, LLc. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/07/13. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 07/19/12. 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, 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St. - Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 01/17- 02/21/2013 Notice is hereby giveN that a license, no. 1266694 has been applied for by Alder Restaurant LLC to sell beer, wine and liquor at retail under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law, at a Restaurant located at 157 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10003, for on-premises consumption. Vil: 01/24 - 01/31/2013 P.a. coLLiNs P.e. coNsuLtiNg eNgiNeeriNg, PLLc Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 12/17/12. Office NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 15 W. 26th St., 5th Fl., NY, NY 10010. Purpose: To practice professional engineering. Vil: 12/27 - 01/31/2013

File No. 2012-1293B SURROGATE'S COURT – NEW YORK COUNTY CITATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, By the Grace of God Free and Independent

JULIO TUMBACO

646.452.2490

JULIO@THEVILLAGER.COM

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, PURSUANT TO LAW, that the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at 66 John Street, 11th floor, on a petition from Meath Trails Inc to continue to, maintain, and operate an unenclosed sidewalk café at 61 2nd Avenue in the Borough of Manhattan for a term of two years. REQUESTS FOR COPIES OF THE PROPOSED REVOCABLE CONSENT AGREEMENT MAY BE ADDRESSED TO: DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS: FOIL OFFICER, 42 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NY 10004.

TO: Anne Marie Grasso, David Tortelli, Michael Conniff;, Richard Conniff, Christine ‘Conniff’, Karen ‘Conniff’, Dina ‘Conniff’, Diane “Conniff”, each if living, and if dead, to his/her heirs at law, next of kin and distributes whose names and places of residence are unknown and if he/she died subsequent to the decedent herein, to his/her executors, administrators, legatees, devisees, assignees and successors in interest whose name and places of residence are unknown and to all other heirs at law, next of kin and distributees of Anthony A. DeGiglio a/k/a Anthony A. DeGiglio, Jr., the decedent herein, whose names and places of residence are unknown and cannot after diligent inquiry be ascertained. A petition having been duly filed by John R. Mirvish, who is domiciled at 9113 Volunteer Drive, Alexandria, Virginia 22309. YOU ARE HEREBY CITEDTO SHOW CAUSE before the Surrogate’s Court, NewYork County, at 31 Chambers Street, New York, New York, on March 1 st, 2013, at 9:30 o'clock in the forenoon of that day in Room 509 why a decree should not be made in the estate of Anthony A. DeGiglio a/k/a Anthony A. DeGiglio, Jr, lately domiciled at 11 West 8th Street, Apt. 6-E, New York. New York 10011, admitting to probate a Will dated October 9.1978 and a Codicil dated May 21, 1991, copies of which are attached, as the Will of Anthony A. DeGiglio a/k/a Anthony A. DeGiglio, Jr., deceased, relating to real and personal property, and directing that Letters Testamentary issue to John R. Mirvish.

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PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, PURSUANT TO LAW, that the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at 66 John Street, 11th floor, on a petition from Slice West Village LTD to maintain, and operate an unenclosed sidewalk café at 535 Hudson Street in the Borough of Manhattan for a term of two years. REQUESTS FOR COPIES OF THE PROPOSED REVOCABLE CONSENT AGREEMENT MAY BE ADDRESSED TO: DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS: FOIL OFFICER, 42 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NY 10004. Vil: 01/31 - 02/07/2013

Dated, Attested and Sealed January 10, 2013 Dana L. Mark, Esq. Attorney for Petitioner

HON. NORA S. ANDERSON, Surrogate Diane Sanabria, Chief Clerk 212-609-6838 Telephone Number

McCarter & English, LLP, 245 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10167 Address of Attorney [NOTE: This citation is served upon you as required by law. You are not required to appear. If you fail to appear it will be assumed you do not object to the relief requested. You have a right to have an attorney appear for you Vil: 01/17 – 02/07/2013


January 31 - February 6, 2013

Borough President race heats up Continued from page 2 The former C.B. 2 chairperson told The Villager, “I endorsed Jessica Lappin because I’ve known her for more than a decade and think she’d make an excellent borough president. Jessica is someone who has gotten results on key issues, such as new public schools, senior issues and open space, and is a true progressive who shares my values on a woman’s right to choose, the environment, tenants’ rights and L.G.B.T. issues.” Other C.B. 2 members at last Thursday evening’s gathering at Aaron and Ginsberg’s place included Tobi Bergman, Maury Schott, Heather Campbell and Coral Dawson. Campbell — who was active in the fight to save the Children’s Aid Society on Sullivan St. — said she had been impressed by Lappin’s tough questioning on New York University’s 2031 megaproject last year at the City Council’s marathon hearing on the hotly debated plan. Dawson — who is poised to launch a new Downtown Parks Foundation — said of Lappin, “I just met her tonight, so I appreciated learning what I did. I want to get to know all the candidates.” Meanwhile, on Sunday, in what some are dubbing a “hit piece,” the New York Post reported that Menin switched political parties three times in the span of 17 months, charging that she did so to raise her political profile. Menin was registered as a Democrat in November 2001, then in February 2002 registered with the Independence Party, only the next month to switch to Republican, and in July 2003 back to being a Democrat again. During her G.O.P. stint, Menin was named by Republican Governor George Pataki to the powerful Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, the post-9/11 Downtown rebuilding agency. Brewer blasted Menin’s party hopping as “opportunistic,” saying, “[Voters] should evaluate someone who’s switched parties that often.” Lappin and Jackson declined to comment for that article. Menin’s spokesperson, George Arzt, told the Post, that Menin has “been a Democrat for all but a year and a half of her last 27. In 2002, she was working 24/7 with the [Republican Pataki] administration to help rebuild Downtown. She thought she could help her community by showing her support for the state admin-

istration’s rebuilding efforts.” However, leaders of local Democratic political clubs played down Menin’s party switches. “It’s not an issue for me,” said Tony Hoffman, president of Village Independent Democrats. “I like both Julie and Jessica. Very honestly, if either of them were borough president, we’d be in very good shape. Brewer and Jackson are good, too. “Every candidate has their strengths and every candidate has their weakness in their background,” Hoffman noted. “There’s no perfect person. Jessica and Julie are doing good things, they’d make good leaders. Julie has been a terrific public servant and [as a volunteer community board member] she didn’t get paid for it — so if she flip-flopped... .” Hoffman said V.I.D. is “wide open” on who it will endorse for borough president. Jeanne Wilcke, president of Downtown Independent Democrats, said local politicos already knew Menin wasn’t always a Democrat. “Old news,” she said, “and the party registration changes were over a decade ago. The New York Post article read like a setup by a political rival. I guess someone is desperately afraid Menin may win. What I care about is what Menin has done for us. “She called out when everyone else had their eyes closed on the L.M.D.C. and the hundreds of millions they were hoarding from 9/11 funds,” Wilcke noted. “She wasn’t afraid to step in and address thorny issues, like Occupy Wall Street or the mosque while others were scratching their heads what to do. “The 9/11 trials got moved from Downtown New York City after she started the ball rolling. “When N.Y.U. applied for its big land grab further north, folks out of her area pleaded for help,” Wilcke added. “She lobbied N.Y.U. to move to the Financial District instead of crush Greenwich Village. Most other elected officials were nowhere to be seen.” Plus, Wilcke added, “I too was a Republican once.” She said she registered with the G.O.P. when she worked in the finance industry. “No clearheadedness to it, just everyone around me was Republican,” she said. “After awhile, I saw the light and switched to Democrat sometime in the early 1990s, I think. Anyway, we all have our stories and histories. The question to these candidates is — what have you done for me and the community?”

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notebook Continued from page 3 court. Two or more residential condos will be constructed on the two-story synagogue’s upper level as part of the redesign, and the ground-floor-level sanctuary will be renovated. A Mezeritch board member told us that the developer is “working with the board of the synagogue to preserve their beautiful building.” He added, “Our hope is that the restored 20th-century facade will serve as an inviting gateway to a sanctuary that will be a focal point for community outreach, and that the renovation will ensure that the shul continue as a functioning synagogue for many years to come.” In 2008, as The Villager reported, the shul’s board of directors made a deal with Kushner Companies to raze the venerable building and rebuild the site with a new six-story building, the bottom two floors of which would be for the synagogue, while the top four would be for apartments. The designation of the East Village / Lower East Side Historic District in October 2012, however, curbed the ability of the synagogue to do a full-scale redevelopment of the property, since any such plans need approval from the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission. Congregation members have previously said that one of the new apartments would be for the synagogue’s longtime rabbi, Pesach Ackerman. The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation had advocated for saving the shul. Andrew Berman, G.V.S.H.P. executive director, said of the latest plan, “Hearing that it will allow the synagogue to continue to operate and the building to be preserved certainly sound like good things.” When we spoke to Berman on Tuesday afternoon he was about to step into the City Council hearing on the E.V. / L.E.S. Historic District. Although L.P.C. approved the district, the Council still has the power to affirm or overturn it. But Berman said they expect the former. P.S. 3 HISTORY: Days after its 42-yearold shared zone with P.S. 41 was officially split by the Department of Education and the District 2 Community Education Council, P.S. 3 will once again be revisiting its history — this time without all the anxiety that led up to the zone split. The elementary school, on Hudson St. between Christopher and Grove Sts., will host a panel discussion on Sat., Feb. 2, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., featuring several successful alumni and former P.S. 3 educators. The moderator will be Calvin Trillin, longtime contributor to The New Yorker, bestselling author and former P.S. 3 parent. The event should be a great way to learn more about the origins and development of the school, which was founded in 1971 as a progressive, alternative learning space for Village kids, with a particular focus on the arts. We had a chance to speak with one returning alumni, Nat Oppenheimer, who graduated from

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P.S. 3 in 1976 and is vice president of the structural engineering firm that’s overseeing, among other things, the development of the new Whitney Museum at the southern end of the High Line, at Gansevoort St. “I think an important part of this discussion is going to be less about getting nostalgic, and more about pointing out that real people grew up out of this school, that it wasn’t just some hippie experiment,” Oppenheimer said. “It shows that there’s real value to the school’s design.” But there’s always room for a little nostalgia, and it seemed like there were some fond memories that helped draw Oppenheimer back to his old stomping ground for a day. “It always felt like the school was part of the overall Village culture, but for us as students it felt very much like our own family, and a true community in itself.” A particularly special member of the Feb. 2 panel will be Viola Morris, who helped found P.S. 3, and who now lives in New Mexico after also spending several decades in Maine as the executive director of an early childhood education program. But when we spoke with Morris last weekend, she was still miffed by the decision, on the part of D.O.E. and the District 2 C.E.C., to split Greenwich Village’s shared school zone, which will effectively — starting in 2014 — end the choice for local families between P.S. 3 and P.S. 41. “Losing that choice goes against the grain of the school’s original goal of being an alternative, a choice for parents,” Morris said. “I thought we would come back to celebrate the school, but now it feels like we might be memorializing it, since that choice was so important.” RAYS OF LIGHT ON L.E.S.: It looks like one Lower East Side intersection is about to get a little bit safer, as the Department of Transportation plans to install a new traffic light at Madison and Jefferson Sts. by April 30. We heard the news from the office of state Senator Daniel Squadron whose concern about hazards at the intersection compelled D.O.T. to do a study on the need for additional signals there. But don’t get too excited… . In a Jan. 17 letter to Squadron, D.O.T. said that timeline for the signal’s installation had been “tentatively scheduled.” So, we’ll have to see how quickly the department can actually give this one the green light. And shortly before our deadline, we also heard from the office of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver that another new traffic light is planned for the intersection of South St. and Rutgers Slip by the end of March. Silver, along with Squadron, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, Congressmember Nydia Velazquez and Councilmember Margaret Chin, wrote a letter to D.O.T. at the end of December calling for a speedy installation of the signal for a crossing that the pols said is “known to be hazardous for pedestrians and motorists.” D.O.T. responded with a letter to Silver on Jan. 23, saying that the new light will be included as part of a water main and sewer repair project along South St., between Pike and Jefferson Sts. Once again, of course, D.O.T. said that end of March is an “estimated” timeframe for completion.


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Trying to save our community on a changing L.E.S. CLAYTON BY Clayton Patterson I have documented this community for many years and have witnessed the changes. I was one of the well-known, anti-gentrification radicals, considered by the gentrifies to be a part of the so-called rabble, branded one of the troublemakers, arrested several times, banned from the Seventh Precinct Community Council for asking questions about crime. At one trial, a Corporation Counsel (New York City Law Department) attorney stated to the jury that I was a highly skilled provocateur. Many of the so-called good folks in the community were against what we were doing, until later, when it was too late. Years later, I even had a high-ranking cop pull me aside and tell me that what we were trying to protect and the essence of the messages we were screaming turned out to be true. In came the money and out went our community. In came the anywhere-Americancorporate-cookie-cutter businesses like Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts, McDonald’s, Blockbusters, 7-Eleven, Kmart and so on. Out went the individually owned and run restaurants, music venues, neighborhood movie theaters, drama theaters, shoe repair shops, record stores, bakeries, coffee shops, local fashion designers, fabric stores, book stores and so on. We lost our hangouts, gathering spots, places to meet and mingle. The creative types lost the venues and fellow artists to criticize their work and to debate, practice and develop their creative crafts in front of a likeminded audience or peer group. The Lower East Side was one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse neighborhoods in America. Because so much of our history was closely tied to new immigrants, our roots were diverse. When the larger population moved on, there were always a few businesses from that particular group that remained in the community. The neighborhood’s ethnic influences were Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, Japanese, Puerto Rican, Dominican, Cuban, German, Irish, African-American, Caribbean, Bangladeshi, Indian, Jewish, Israeli, Yemenite, Chinese, Palestinian, Italian and Korean, among others. If politics were your interest, the L.E.S. was a fermenting hotbed of choices, and each choice had splinter factions to practically satisfy any need: Communists, anarchists, Libertarians, Democrats, Republicans, African nationalists, Puerto Rican separatists, white supremacists, Zionists and so on. My family had been pioneers. In the late 1940s my father and a Native American friend, traveling in a covered wagon, moved a herd of horses from Saskatchewan to Alberta. One of the blessings I received as a child was spending time with elderly Native Americans.

Photo by Clayton Patterson

A photo from Clayton Patterson’s “Front Door Book.” From the 1980s through the mid-1990s, Patterson photographed many members of the Lower East Side’s Latino community in front of the door to his Essex St. home.

These folks were the last survivors of what I would now call the pregentrification generation: The last of the indigenous people who lived the traditional life, whose roots can be traced back hundreds of years. As a young person coming from an extremely conservative, culturally limited, unsophisticated city and province that were less than 75 years old, all these differences, the endless choices, are what fascinated, fed and educated me, and what I fell in love with. In terms of the old L.E.S. that I came to love and be a part of, no question, gentrification has forever changed what was. But, basically, I have adapted to this New World Order, and have even found a way to participate and fit in. There are new businesses I can relate to and support. These new business tend to be a little more modern and upscale versions, related to a youth culture I am familiar with. Those of us who have been around are acutely aware of how many people and

businesses have been priced out, bought out, burned out, evicted, forced to move, or been the victim of changes in the laws and regulations that have eroded tenants’ rights. We tend to live in a right-now society. We concentrate on the issues and problems of today. However, photographs and videos are a way of remembering the past. When neighborhood people, myself included, go though some of the earlier L.E.S. photographs, videos and ephemera, we are always a little overwhelmed by how much has changed and how many people are gone. Because I have spent more than three decades living here, being involved in documenting, in one way or another, a wide cross-section of this community, I have gained some knowledge and insight into the changes. For example, I have been blessed to have been able to photograph hundreds of individuals from this area’s Hispanic community: business owners, politicians, landlords, postal workers, musicians, artists, poets, civil servants, murderers, criminals, drug dealers, drug addicts,

gangsters, stay-at-home kids, street kids, good guys, bad guys and in-between guys and women. I empathize, sympathize and fully comprehend how much of their community, culture, businesses, opportunities and people they have lost to gentrification. As a rule, the majority of Hispanics stay within their own, and do not cross over, or engage in, what is foreign to their culture. Soon two more bodegas on Stanton St. will be gone. The Pitt St. Boys’ Club is gone. Bloomberg, to save money, keeps wanting to cut back on school programs, such as art and sports, which offer a way out of the cycle of poverty. I came from the bad end of the working-class: Art saved my life. The mayor thinks cutting library hours helps save money. There are few after-school programs. CHARAS, which helped a number of people, is gone. The L.E.S. projects still do not have the security cameras that were promised and for which money was allocated. Even the Pathmark is gone, the place where families could save a little money and spend a little more on a few extras. What are the positive alternatives to keep a kid from being sucked into the negative street culture? Bloomberg wants to get rid of guns on the streets, but what alternatives is he offering? More jail time? More stop-and-frisk? More profiling? There are very few L.E.S. Hispanic heroes for the youth to look up to. Raphael Ward, the 16-year-old youth who was murdered on Columbia St., was an example of a young person who had a dream, and was doing his best to do the right thing. Why not name the corner of Rivington and Columbia Sts. after him? Do something to memorialize his time on this earth. We need heroes. He needs to be remembered. I know people were caught off guard by the amount of community support, mostly Latino, there was for Enrique Cruz, Orlando Rodriguez and Javier Rodriguez to get a full liquor license for a Latin bistro on Rivington St. I realize the Community Board 3 members were shocked at how much controversy and negative feeling this denial generated. I am amazed at the lack of appreciation and understanding there was from the community board on how important these guys are to our part of the neighborhood. These guys are local heroes, stand-up guys, who against all odds have succeeded and even prospered in this new gentrified L.E.S. Some of the comments, like “Who cares if they grew up here?”and “These people want to be the voice of our community?” are just offensive. Maybe because I have photographed such a wide cross-section of the Hispanic community, all I have to say is, look at these guys. No gangster, get-over guys here. Like these guys should be stopped and frisked. Please.


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