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February 20, 2014 • $1.00 Volume 83 • Number 38

The Paper of Record for Greenwich Village, East Village, Lower East Side, Soho, Union Square, Chinatown and Noho, Since 1933

Is it a 2-on-1 game again? City files notice on N.Y.U. BY LINCOLN ANDERSON

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zoning district, which is roughly bounded by W. Fourth St. to the north, Thompson St. to the east, Spring St. to the south and Sixth Ave. to the west. Most of the upper portion of that residentially zoned area was recently landmarked as the South Village Historic District. REZONING, continued on p. 2

Kavanagh offers wage bill, says he’s on same page with the mayor BY SAM SPOKONY

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N.Y.U. PLAN, continued on p. 12

BY SAM SPOKONY reservationists are in the early stages of pushing for a partial South Village rezoning that would, for the first time since 1961, place height caps on buildings within the proposed area. The swath of land in question is the neighborhood’s current R7-2

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s there a heart app? I need a heart app that’s a defibrillator,” John Leguizamo quipped as he mockstaggered off the court, smiling and flush-faced, after 30 minutes of halfcourt 4-on-3 at N.Y.U.’s Coles gym last Sunday morning. The actor, 49, had been trying to keep up with a group of scurrying 12- and 13-year-olds and the pace was fast and furious. At least he had his son, Lucas, 13, on his team. “Basketball is a young man’s game,” he said, catching his breath. “These kids are already my height — they had an age and height advantage.” But it wasn’t just any old pickup game. And there was a serious cause behind it: One of the items up for bid in a December star-studded auction by N.Y.U. Faculty Against the Sexton Plan was the chance to play hoops with the movie star, who is known for voicing Sid the sloth in the animated “Ice Age” films. The auction’s proceeds are all going toward N.Y.U. FASP’s ongoing legal battle against the university’s 2031 superblocks expansion plan. Mark Crispin Miller, an N.Y.U. media studies professor and a leader of the N.Y.U. FASP effort, had the winning bid for the Leguizamo basketball game. He got it as a twofer for his son, Billy, who is a big fan of both basketball — “it’s all he ever talks about,” Miller said — and “Ice

New push to rezone, cap building heights in the South Village

ays after Governor Cuomo said he strongly opposed the idea, an assemblymember declared he will continue pushing legislation to allow cities across the state to set their own minimum wage. Brian Kavanagh, whose district includes the East

Village, believes his bill is a more “rational” approach to the issue, and claims support for the proposal is broad enough to lead to its eventual success. The “Fair Local Wage Act” would let New York City and other local governments raise their minimum wage up to 25 percent above the state’s minimum. WAGE, continued on p. 7

John Leguizamo took a jump shot against fan Billy Miller at Coles gym on Sunday.

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A zoning map showing the R7-A and R7-B zoning districts proposed by the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation.

New push to rezone, add height caps in South Village REZONING, continued from p. 1

Along with the fact that it does not carry any height limits, the R7-2 designation has caused worry and dismay for many longtime residents because it grants developers a huge bonus — allowing them to build up to 6.5 F.A.R. (floor area ratio) — for buildings that include a “community facility” element (even when the overall community benefit of such a facility is highly debatable). So, it would seem clear that, as Andrew Berman, executive director of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, stressed during a Feb. 12 presentation before the Community Board 2 Land Use Committee, that kind of zoning encourages relatively high-rise development in the area. The R7-2 designation has allowed the as-of-right construction of several large New York University buildings — including the Law School’s Furman Hall, at W. Third and Sullivan Sts., which opened in 2004, and the nearby Kimmel Center, at Washington Square South and LaGuardia Place, which opened in 2003. In addition, an eight-story building at 159 Bleecker St., which towers over its two- and three-story neighbors, became particularly hated by area residents as its developer took advantage of the community-facility bonus during its construction 10 years ago. Now, G.V.S.H.P. hopes to have the city turn that whole R7-2 area into “contextual zoning” that would be comprised of a mix of R7-A and R7-B districts.

The R7-A zoning, which the preservationists are proposing along the wider streets of Sixth Ave., W. Houston St. and a two-block portion of LaGuardia Place, would restrict building heights to a maximum of 80 feet. The R7-B, proposed to cover the narrower streets, would restrict heights to 75 feet. Both of those zoning designations would eliminate the community-facility bonus, capping all residential F.A.R. at 4 within the R7-A district and 3 within the R7-B. “This will preserve the character of the neighborhood, and it will prevent the kind of bad development that has happened and could happen here,” said Berman, who added that his presentation was a “very initial step” in the process. Drawing numerous gasps of fear from attendees at the C.B. 2 meeting, Berman went on to show various renderings of large-scale development that could currently take place as-of-right within the South Village, such as a possible 290-foot tower that could be built on the site of St. Anthony’s Church, at 154 Sullivan St. (although he pointed out that it was only a hypothetical, and no such plans currently exist for that site). But, on a more optimistic note, he also pointed out that there is some solid recent history, locally speaking, to support this kind of proposal. An East Village rezoning plan, which first gained steam in 2005, was eventually approved by the city and turned a much larger R7-2 disREZONING, continued on p. 4

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victim who actually chased the perpetrator underground and through a No. 1 train subway tunnel, before eventually resurfacing and flagging down a cop to arrest the guy. Well, it looks like the 52-year-old man who undertook that successful chase — and then recovered his stolen $94 and cigarette lighter — may have been none other than “Joe Bird,” a pigeon-loving Soho local who ruffled feathers last year after repeatedly camping out with a sidekick on the doorstep of Dominique Ansel’s bakery on Spring St., so that they could sell their spots on the cronut line in the morning. (Ansel reportedly was not amused.) A knowledgeable neighborhood source tells us that a female friend of his, who knows Joe, saw the frustrated cronut entrepreneur on the street right after our previous issue was published. Before she had a chance to read The Villager that day, Joe reportedly told the woman all about how he had recently chased some thief on the subway tracks...and when she saw our Police Blotter, she realized it was the same exact story she’d just heard straight from the horse’s, uhh, Bird’s mouth. For now, we’ll be busy investigating this further — but in the meantime, here’s a helpful tip for our readers: Don’t steal Joe Bird’s lighter! You’ll have to take to the air to escape him...and even then, he may have friends in high places... .

‘MASTER’ CLASS CANCELED: The late tragic actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was among the many Downtown celebrities who contributed their efforts to the community’s ongoing fight against New York University’s 2031 South Village development plan. One of the top items on the block in the N.Y.U. Faculty Against the Sexton Plan’s massive, starstudded auction back in December was a private hour-anda-half acting lesson with the Academy Award-winning star of “Capote” and “The Master” himself. The auction raised more than $40,000 for the N.Y.U. project opponents’ ongoing legal fight, and the thespian session with Hoffman was won with a very high bid — in fact, it was a good chunk of the overall proceeds, we hear. We were told the figure, however, were asked not to print it, out of respect. We were not told the name of the winning bidder. After Hoffman shockingly died on Bethune St. of an apparent heroin overdose at age 46 on Feb. 2, Linda Gross, a spokesperson for N.Y.U. FASP, told us, “We are so very sad. He was a really nice guy. The lesson was not given. The name of the winner is, indeed, private. Right now, we’re all mourning and respecting his passing. We’ll deal with that lesson at some point in the next week or two.” We subsequently heard it was briefly debated whether to get another local acting luminary to fill in for Hoffman. A name was floated — but we were told, again, not to make it public. In the end, it just didn’t seem right to do it without Hoffman. It was decided the acting class will not be offered, and the money will be returned to the bidder. JOE BIRD’S GREAT CHASE: If you read our Police Blotter last week, you saw the strange-but-true story of a theft

AIR RIGHTS Q&A MAYHEM: We’re still a long way from the ULURP that will determine how — and how many — air rights will be transferred inland from Hudson River Park. But it’s apparently never too early for a little more drama, as tensions flared around the topic during Community Board 2's Land Use Committee meeting on Feb. 12. After a presentation outlining some possible sites for the development rights, such as the St. John’s Center building across from Pier 40, Hudson River Park Trust President Madelyn Wils was taking questions, including, of course, some from Andrew Berman, executive director of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation. But out of nowhere, and as a crowd of close to 100 looked on, Berman’s delivery was prefaced rather abruptly by Land Use Committee Chairperson Tobi Bergman, who publicly called out the preservationist for, as Bergman put it, being more than a bit too repetitive. “I just want to say, Andrew, that you’ve asked these questions lots of times, and Madelyn has answered them to the best of her ability, which you’re apparently not satisfied with,” said Bergman. “If these are questions that you know already that you’re not going to be satisfied with the answer, then you’re just making a show.” The problem was...he hadn’t even asked a question yet. “Let him ask!” the crowd shouted, wanting to hear for themselves. Bergman, unfazed, turned to Wils and seemed to prep her for Berman’s line of inquiry. “If he asks you a question you’ve already answered,” Bergman said to the Trust prez, “I’m going to encourage you to say, ‘Andrew, I’ve already given my best answer to that.’ ” But the crowd was still curious: Were they even going to let him ask the question at this point? “We haven’t heard it yet, Tobi!” they shouted, getting a little impatient at this point. “Just let him ask!” So, finally, he did, allowing Berman to ask something he had, of course, inquired

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about many times before (although not always in such a public forum) — namely, does the new amendment to the Hudson River Park Act allow air rights to be transferred from noncommercial, public piers? But, although we give her points for trying, Wils was at first entirely unable to answer that particular question. Why? Because Bergman didn’t let her! “So, yeah, I’m gonna jump in here for a second,” he said, before she could get a word out (once again drawing groans from the crowd), after which he continued to roadblock Berman’s further attempts at discussion for several minutes by continually turning to the patiently waiting Wils and saying, “No, I’ll answer this one.” At this point, the Villagers were getting somewhat restless — “Oh, come on Tobi!” — and perhaps began wondering who was the one really giving the presentation and Q&A that night. Finally, after several more attempts at completing a sentence, Wils made her voice heard over the furor, as Bergman relented and allowed her to give an answer. And we do have to admit that the following exchange played out pretty much as the committee chairperson had expected. “Andrew, I’ve answered this question to the best of our ability, and because the zoning resolution isn’t written yet, you just don’t accept the answer,” said Wils. “But I will give you the answer once again. Technically, you could probably do it. Could our public piers generate F.A.R.? One could probably make a case for that.” “Well, that’s important to know,” replied Berman. “Well, I’m glad that’s important to know,” Wils shot back, “and it’s also important for you to know that we are not going to propose that. And City Planning will not propose that, so it’s not going to happen! The answer is that, if no one proposes it, it’s not going to happen. My board is not going to propose it, I am not going to propose it, you’re not going to propose it, the community board is not going to propose it, so it’s not going to happen.” Well, that’s that...for now. Later, Berman actually seemed pretty content with the eventual results of the exchange. “I appreciated that answer, which is actually more substantial than I found her answers to be before on that subject,” he said. “The fact is that we’ve all seen ULURPs happen that we’d never imagined would happen, and that we never wanted to happen. So it’s just important to know what the legislation does in fact make possible.” For his part, Bergman later realized that, well, maybe it wasn’t such a great idea to hijack the Q&A like that, even if he was doing it for what he thought were good reasons. “I became frustrated with Andrew for his insistent focus on how many square feet are available to transfer from the park, when he knows that none are available until a plan goes through ULURP that will determine how much can be transferred and to where,” Bergman wrote us in an email. “It’s a misleading question that only creates confusion. It takes our focus away from the important question of how we can use air-rights transfers to secure the future of the Hudson River Park in the context of protecting our neighborhoods and the park from inappropriate development. But I regret that I also contributed to the confusion by getting emotional at the meeting.” SCOOPY’S, continued on p.10

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Dog is killed by stray voltage on Lower East Side BY ZACH WILLIAMS

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n the worst local stray-voltage incident since an East Village woman was killed while walking her dogs on the street a decade ago, a dog died on the Lower East Side last Saturday after being zapped by live electric current. The 11-year-old pit bull-terrier mix was electrocuted Feb. 15 while entering her building at 86 Clinton St. A subsequent investigation by Con Ed blamed faulty wiring on outside scaffolding, a finding backed up by the city Department of Buildings, which issued the property owner a violation. “That incident on Clinton St. we believe may have involved problems with wiring on the building’s scaffolding,” said Mike Clendenin, a Con Ed spokesperson. “It appeared to be in poor condition. Our crews capped it and made it safe, and notified the building owner… . We checked out our equipment at the location and found nothing wrong.” The danger of stray voltage  has been known to local officials and residents for years. It was highlighted, most tragically, in January 2004 when local resident Jodie Lane died on a slush-covered street on E. 11th St. near First Ave. while walking her two dogs. First, the dogs were shocked, and then Lane was affected, ultimately falling down on the street, where she expired, as police — who had been shocked trying to help her — kept

people away. While progress has been made in addressing the stray-voltage issue with utility companies and the city’s Department of Transportation, one longtime local dog trainer and activist said incidents are rising. “This year has been a lot higher than normal, especially in the East Village. It’s off the charts,” said Garrett Rosso, who has managed the Tompkins Square dog run since 1999. He said he knows of at least 12 local sidewalk dog-shock incidents since December. Kelly Magee, a Buildings spokesperson, acknowledged that such accidents do occur, but denied there has been any spike in incidents reported to her agency. The department “proactively” oversees scaffoldings to ensure they’re safe, she said. “If there are concerns about a specific scaffold location, they should be reported by calling 311 and the department will investigate,” she said. Magee said no reports had been filed since 2011 for a property at 30 St. Mark’s Place where one local resident said her dog clearly received an electrical shock earlier this month in two separate incidents. Another resident said his dog was recently shocked within a safety corridor outside a construction site at E. Seventh St. and Avenue C. “He jumped and screamed and then moved quickly away from that area,” said Alex Stevens, an architect. His account of the initial confusion accom-

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panying such incidents was similar to those of neighbors who, at first, did not realize what had hurt their pets. “I initially thought it was acid from the salt,” said Amy Miketic, whose dog was shocked in two separate incidents on Feb. 2 and Feb. 6 outside 30 St. Mark’s Place. She filed a complaint with D.O.B. via 311 on Feb. 2 that has gone unanswered.

While stray voltage can kill dogs, many owners reported that their canines were able to quickly shake off the jolt. Efforts are underway among dog owners, Con Ed and Community Board 3 to create better warning signage. Speaking to the need for clearer signage, Rosso said, “They see warning tape, but don’t know what it’s for.”

Push to rezone South Village REZONING, continued from p. 2

trict — spanning nearly from Third Ave. to Avenue D, and from below E. Houston St. to E. 13th St. — into an area that is now mostly a mix of contextual R7-A and R8-B districts. “So we’re not coming up with some harebrained scheme that no one’s ever thought of before,” said Berman. “There’s solid precedent for this.” The G.V.S.H.P. leader explained that, ideally, he hopes to get the Department of City Planning to sign on as the applicant for the rezoning. Admittedly, preservationists would lose some control over the proposal if that were case. However, he pointed out, since this would have to go through a ULURP (Uniform Land Use Review Procedure) process and eventually be approved by the city anyway, such an application would move forward more quickly, and have a much greater likelihood of succeeding, if Planning were the applicant. The C.B. 2 Land Use Committee agreed, passing a unanimous resolution to endorse the rezoning proposal. The committee’s resolution, citing support at the Feb. 12 meeting from around 80 local resi-

dents, including representatives of numerous block associations and neighborhood groups, urges local elected officials to back it, and calls on the Department of City Planning to “support the goals of this proposal and to become the applicant for a rezoning that accomplishes these goals.” The committee’s resolution will next be voted on by the C.B. 2 full board, which meets on Thurs., Feb. 20. Meanwhile, at least one elected official has already expressed strong support for the proposal, even at this very preliminary stage. “I think this is a neighborhood that is really in need of greater protections, so I’m glad that G.V.S.H.P. is taking the initiative here, and I want to make sure I publicly acknowledge their work,” said state Senator Brad Hoylman in an interview a few days after the committee meeting. “This initial plan really brings the zoning for the area into the 21st century, which is important because we know that N.Y.U. plans to grow enormously in that area,” he continued. “So we need to consider the height caps, and we also need to get rid of that community-facility zoning bonus, which is used as a Trojan horse by developers to build bigger.”

Post office openings and closings BY PASHA FARMANARA

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he West Village post office scene has been rather chaotic lately. First, the West Village Station Post Office closed after a car crashed into it, and only recently reopened. Now, the Patchin Station Post Office has temporarily closed. On Mon., Oct. 21. a car stuck the West Village Station, at 527 Hudson St., putting it out of commission until the building was repaired and safe to reoccupy. Despite reports saying the P.O. would be back open for the Christmas rush, it didn’t come back online until Jan. 18. The Hudson St. branch is fully functional and open for business, but as shown by a crack in the storefront’s window, there are still a few fixes left. “The dust is still settling,” a clerk there said this week. “There are still things that need to be fixed, but we are making good headway.”

The public enthusiastically greeted the branch’s reopening, as indicated by a sign posted outside its door. “We’re Open!” the sign reads. Underneath, written in marker, someone added, “We’re glad!” But the Patchin Station, at 70 W. 10th St., is now shut for building renovations. Despite a sign saying the branch would reopen Feb. 18, this week the doors remained locked. The branch’s closing has frustrated local residents, a number of whom could be seen Tuesday standing outside the closed P.O. with their packages in hand. The U.S. Postal Service released a statement on the W. 10th St. branch’s closing, which noted that, “postal officials will stage a mobile unit in front of the Post Office to service the community.” But Tuesday there was no mobile unit present. Residents in need of a post office can visit the Hudson St. branch or the Old Chelsea Station, at 217 W. 18th St.

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POLICE BLOTTER Village armed robbery A trio of muggers robbed three people at gunpoint on a Jane St. sidewalk early on Tues., Feb. 11, police said. The victims — two men and a woman, all in their early 30s — told officers they were walking back to their car, a BMW, near the corner of Jane and Hudson Sts., around 4 a.m., when they were approached by the alleged thugs. All three of the perpetrators then reportedly pointed firearms at the victims, while forcing them to hand over items including a $3,000 necklace, a leather jacket, a blazer, boots, $825 in cash, a credit card and the car keys. The muggers then ran south on Hudson St. before disappearing into the night, after which a police canvass in search of them was unsuccessful. The victims described all three perps as black men in their 20s, cops said.

Under their noses A brazen crook reportedly pulled off a residential burglary just steps away from the Police Department’s Sixth Precinct on Feb. 11. One of the residents of the apartment at 516 Hudson St. — half a block from the

W. 10th St. precinct — told cops that when he returned home from work that day around 6 p.m., he noticed that various things had been awkwardly rearranged. Moments later, after walking around the place, he realized that numerous items — belonging both to him and his two roommates — were missing. The stolen property included all three of their laptops, an iPad, a $500 watch, a messenger bag and $40 in cash, according to the police report. The man who reported the crime said he had been out since 8 a.m. that day, so the burglar could have struck anytime between then and 6 p.m. A police investigation is ongoing.

Schooled by thief A New York University student working in Bobst Library on Feb. 11 took a brief break from his studies, but it was long enough for his laptop to be stolen. The student, 24, told cops he was on his Macbook Pro in the 70 Washington Square South library’s study room when, around 3:30 p.m., he stepped out to answer a phone call. When he walked back into the room around five minutes later, the computer and his charger were gone. The victim never saw a possible suspect, and no witnesses spotted the crime, police said.

What didn’t she eat? Police arrested Alicia Gooding, 26, on Wed., Feb. 12, after she allegedly declined to pay for her extremely expensive night at a Meatpacking District restaurant. Employees at STK, a hip steakhouse and lounge at 26 Little W. 12th St., told cops that Gooding racked up a $7,167.15 tab, but that she didn’t mention until after the joint had closed at 2 a.m. that she was unable to shell out the cash. Half an hour later, a manager called police. But when

officers arrived on the scene, Gooding reportedly tried to threaten them with a “large wine glass,” according to the report. Police claimed she also began kicking at the officers and flailing her arms before eventually being subdued. She was charged with theft of services and resisting arrest.

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n Tues., Feb. 25, state Senator Brad Hoylman will host “Counting Down to ‘Vision Zero,’ ” a Pedestrian and Traffic Safety Town Hall on “Vision Zero,” Mayor de Blasio’s plan to eliminate traffic fatalities within a decade. Representatives of the Mayor’s Office, the New York Police Department and Department of Transportation will attend to address how pedestrians, cyclists and motorists can co-exist more safely on the streets. There will also be representatives from advocacy organizations Transportation Alternatives and CHEKPEDS, who will address the efforts necessary to make the mayor’s vision a reality. Hoylman’s town hall comes on the heels of reports that pedestrian deaths in New

York City are on pace to surpass homicides this year and that 54 percent of all collision fatalities in the city include pedestrians. The town hall will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 524 W. 59th St. (between 10th and 11th Aves.), sixth floor. The event’s co-sponsors include Congressmembers Carolyn Maloney and Jerrold Nadler; Borough President Gale Brewer; state Senators Liz Krueger, Jose Serrano and Daniel Squadron; Assemblymembers Deborah Glick, Richard Gottfried, Brian Kavanagh, Dan Quart and Linda Rosenthal; City Councilmembers Dan Garodnick, Corey Johnson, Mark Levine, Rosie Mendez and Helen Rosenthal, and Manhattan Community Boards 2 through 7.

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Honoring Sophie Gerson and those who continue her work BY TEQUILA MINSKY

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he evening was frigid, but the good feelings were very warm. Friends, family and a diverse array of those who worked with Sophie and Alan Gerson through the years found sanctuary in Henry Buhl’s Soho loft. They were there to pay tribute to Sophie Gerson and her championing of physical education, sports and dance. New Borough President Gale Brewer was among the myriad local politicos and educators who turned out to show support. Access to physical-fitness programs was a mission close to the heart of Sophie Gerson, who was Community School Board 2 president for seven years. She died in December 2012 at age 88. Sophie grew up poor in the Bronx and taught herself tennis with a hand-me-down racket. She went on to teach physical education for 36 years in public school, first in the South Bronx, then at the old LaSalle Junior High School on W. 48th St. Established in her memory by her son, Alan, the Sophie Gerson Healthy Youth Program Foundation provides city schoolchildren with scholarships to summer dance and sports camps, including the National Dance Institute, the Julian Krinsky Tennis Camp and Hoop Group Camp. The program also supports P.E. programs in local schools, specifically targeting middle school students, particularly girls, with

school-year-long programs. The foundation supports these programs in tennis, provided by the New York Junior Tennis and Learning organization; dance, provided by National Dance Institute — 10 weeks of dance workshops, culminating in an advance performance; plus volleyball, basketball or softball, with participating schools funded for at least one sports team. Still in the planning stage, scholarships will be provided for Space Camp, a twoweek, hands-on program at the New York City Center for Space Science Education, again, with a focus on recruiting girls. At the celebration at Buhl’s loft, awards were given out, acknowledging individuals’ service to New York City youth. But first, a flat-screen TV showed one of the students’ high-energy dance productions in the National Dance Institute-led program. Jacques D’Amboise, founder of the world-renowned, Harlem-based dance institute, humbly accepted his award, also acknowledging in the audience Ellen Weinstein, N.D.I. artistic director. Po-Ling Ng, Sophie’s close friend and ally on Community School Board 2, also received an award. Rebbetzin Karen Wald Cohen was honored for founding with her late husband, Rabbi Bruce Cohen, Interns for Peace, a group that brings young people of all backgrounds together. Dr. Irwin Redlener, who was not present, received an award for founding the Children’s Health Fund.

From left, Henry Buhl, Borough President Gale Brewer and former Councilmember Alan Gerson at Buhl’s stunning Soho loft at an event to fete both the late Sophie Gerson and the Healthy Youth Program Foundation, founded in her honor by her son, Alan.

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That means that when the state wage reaches $8.75 per hour at the end of this year (due to an increase the governor already approved), cities could set a minimum of up to $10.93 per hour. Cuomo publicly came out against the whole concept in an immediate response to Mayor de Blasio, who, in his Feb. 10 State of the City address, said he would ask the state Legislature for permission to set a higher minimum wage. The governor was quoted as saying that allowing local governments to set their

own minimum wage could create “a chaotic situation” and cause economic friction between cities. But Kavanagh wasn’t deterred by that response, citing great regional differences in labor markets and the cost of living as strong reasons for his bill. “I’m prepared to continue fighting for it,” said Kavanagh in a Feb. 15 phone interview. “It makes sense to have a differential based on where you live in the state — just like we allow individual states to set their own wages above the federal minimum — because, frankly, New York State has as much economic variation among its com-

munities as the whole country does among its states.” City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Comptroller Scott Stringer have also continued to back de Blasio in his push, although their request does not include Kavanagh’s 25 percent cap on the local minimum wage — an element that could potentially make the idea more palatable to the governor and other state legislators. At a City Hall rally on Feb. 14, Stringer bolstered the overall argument by pointing out that the cost of living in New York City is 80 percent higher than in Buffalo, 70 percent high than Rochester and 60 percent

higher than in Albany. At this point, it’s unclear whether that key difference in Kavanagh’s bill — which leaves some fundamental power in the state’s hands — will be officially adopted by his city counterparts as the fight goes on. But the assemblymember stressed that, from his perspective, it’s still very much a collaborative effort between progressives at both levels of government. “There’s no daylight between me and the mayor and city advocates on this,” he said. “I’ve been talking about this for a while with the city folks, and it’s going to be a very broad coalition as it moves forward.”

NYCHA tenant leader has had her fill of infill plans, thank you BY SAM SPOKONY

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f Mayor de Blasio decides to rehash an infill plan to raise funds for the New York City Housing Authority, he may have to leave the Lower East Side’s Smith Houses off the list. A week after de Blasio said he had abandoned former Mayor Bloomberg’s scheme to lease public housing land — including some at Smith Houses — to market-rate developers, but added that he would revisit such a plan if there is support from NYCHA residents, a

tenant leader at the complex declared she and her residents would never back a new infill. “Our reasons against it haven’t changed,” said Aixa Torres, the Smith Houses Tenants Association president, in a Feb. 15 phone interview. “The fact is that we would never support a land-lease project here.” Aside from Bloomberg’s idea allowing 50-plus-story mostly luxury towers on the sites, which she called a “slap in the face,” Torres explained she’s still worried about the disastrous effects any large-scale construction could have on the structural integrity of her development’s aging buildings.

She stressed that 20 Catherine Slip and 180 South St. are still very vulnerable after being flooded by Hurricane Sandy, as well as suffering infrastructure damage from the city’s minor earthquake in 2011. Digging new foundations next to those sites could potentially aggravate those problems — especially because the cash-strapped Housing Authority has been notoriously slow in making many building repairs across the city. “So, it’s not just about me saying no,” Torres added. “It’s about the safety and wellbeing of my residents — because we have a right to decent housing.”

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Taking another bite at the park conservancy EDITORIAL

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embers of the new Washington Square Park Conservancy were set to appear before Community Board 2’s Parks Committee earlier this month to give an update on what they’ve been up to since the organization launched this past summer. Based on what was learned at the meeting, the committee was not going to pass a resolution per se, but rather give a sort of status report on the conservancy to C.B. 2’s full board. However icy sidewalk conditions forced the postponement of that meeting. Now we’re told the conservancy will be back on the agenda for the Parks Committee’s meeting on Wed., March 5. Obviously, it’s time to clear the air on a lot of issues surrounding the conservancy. This is a group of well-meaning individuals who want to beautify the park and make sure it is well maintained by raising private funds. Yes, parks always need more money. However, questions still linger about how C.B. 2 seems to have rushed to judgment on the conservancy, giving the group its stamp of approval before the new organization’s mission, budget and operating structure were fully clear. Things came to a head a few months ago when so-called “Hot dog gate” boiled over,

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after blogger Cathryn Swan uncovered that the conservancy members had pushed Sarah Neilson, their groupʼs executive director as well as the parkʼs administrator, to follow through on their desire to move the park’s hot dog vendors away from the “arch view corridor.” The dirty-dog slingers were reportedly deemed “unsightly” by some locals, the conservancy said. On top of that, it turned out the Parks Department had not renewed the hot dog carts’ contracts to operate in the park, meaning they would be booted out at the end of 2013. However, the conservancy maintained it had nothing to do with the park’s “hot dog purge.” After a flurry of negative media coverage, in a 180, Parks recently said the hot dog carts will return to the park this spring. The key point is that the conservancy has not signed a contract with Parks to manage the park. That was a provision of C.B. 2’s approval of the new group. Yet, Neilson’s dual role does blur the boundaries. Furthermore, e-mails and other documents obtained by Swan through a FOIL, or Freedom of Information Law request, revealed that the conservancy also had planned to run film and theater festivals for “park patrons.” Does that mean for contributors to the conservancy? Neilson subsequently told The Villager that there are currently no longer any plans for that sort of programming, and that “park patrons” and

“park users” are interchangeable terms. This document was stamped “received” by the state attorney general a month prior to the C.B. 2 vote. In short, these are the sort of questions C.B. 2 should have asked the conservancy and Parks officials before the board rushed to support the new group. Keen Berger and other board members had pushed to delay the vote for a month, or until the fall, so the board could access and process this information more thoroughly. There were too many unanswered questions, they felt. They were right. There’s also a bit of a disconnect here between C.B. 2’s leadership and our local politicians. A half dozen of the latter — including Congressmember Jerrold Nadler — wrote a letter to Parks Commissioner Veronica White, expressing serious concern that the conservancy was calling the shots in the park on issues like the hot dogs, which they called “iconic fare.” And — as Swan also uncovered — why was a leading C.B. 2 member coaching the conservancy members and its supporters on how to testify at the board’s June meeting? Was that, well, kosher? The March 5 meeting is a chance for the board to take another bite at “Hot dog gate” and other key questions regarding this new group and its role in the park. This is a chance to get right what the board failed to do the first time around. A fresh and hard look is unquestionably warranted.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Where the beef was

Meat District on this block.

To The Editor: Re “Google wants cut of Meatpacking BID as residents stew” (news article, Feb. 13): Meat Market activities used to extend up Ninth Ave. to 15th St. There was a chicken wholesaler next door to what is now the Porter House, and the Wells Fargo bank space used to be a taxi company — not meat-related, but the kind of business that operates in not-so-fancy neighborhoods. On the ground floor of what is now the Apple Store, there used to be a fish wholesaler and a food counter that catered very much to the meatpackers. So did Nick’s diner, on the corner of 14th and Ninth. I live on 15th St. between Eighth and Ninth Aves., and I tell people I live in the Meatpacking District. We certainly used to have the tranny hookers from the

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Help is out there To The Editor:

Re “In private, tortured drama, Hoffman loses life to drugs” (news article, Feb. 6): The Villager’s article described the tragic death of this talented but troubled man. Alas, our society is experiencing a veritable plague of deaths

from drugs, painkillers, alcohol, cigarettes, compulsive eating, etc. It would be an act of mercy and compassion for The Villager to educate the public about available therapies to heal these addictions, LETTERS, continued on p. 9

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Cell-phone texting can be hazardous to your health!

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Birth of a Voice, Chapter 3: Wooing the Naked Buddha NOTEBOOK BY JERRY TALLMER

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he first two paid employees of The Village Voice, back in the late summer of 1955, were Susan Ryan and Florence Ettenberg. Flo Ettenberg was a bright, cheerful, talky, left-leaning Brooklyn College-bred native New Yorker, while Sue Ryan, a good Republican — not a contradiction in those days — was not. Not from Brooklyn, I mean. She was from “A B C D E F G H I got a gal in Kalamazoo.” So, I think, was Michigan’s Gerald Ford, a nice enough man who had played a little too much football in his youth. Well, he wasn’t all that nice, but he had a nice and troubled wife — a onetime Martha Graham dancer who, once, in the 1970s, years after the founding of The Village Voice, as she plucked at the living-room curtains of Senator and Mrs. Ford’s suburban-Washington house, with a big Secret Service van parked for protection smack in the middle of the driveway of the brand-new U.S. president, spilled out to me and the New York Post some of her problems with loneliness as wife of a politician who was always on the road. What Betty Ford never told me was that she had once been married before the senator came along. Many, many years later yet, the night gutsy, gorgeous dancing girl Frances Monica and I got married by Judge Bobby at the Jockey Club of the then Ritz-Carlton on Central Park South, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Ford were having a pre-theater bite in the next room. Fran ran over to invite them to our wedding, and nearly got shot by a Secret Ser-

vice man in the process. Susan Ryan and Florence Ettenberg were hired as secretaries, but secretary-ing was the least of what they did, would do, every day at the VV for the first hectic several years. They did everything, and more so, to get the paper up on its feet and breathing. For this, they each were paid a big $50 a week. Of course the rest of us, the founders — publisher Edwin C. Fancher, editor Daniel Wolf, associate editor Jerry Tallmer, “Village Square” columnist John Wil-

Nine-tenths of the contributors had been recruited by me.

cock, designer Nell Blaine, contributor Dan Balaban, cartoonist Jules Feiffer, writers Bill Manville, Vance Bourjaily, Bill Murray (the writer, not the actor), Gilbert Seldes, Seymour Krim, Jonas Mekas, Andrew Sarris, Norman Mailer, Niccolo Tucci, Lorraine Hansberry, Maya Deren and all others up and down the line — got absolutely nothing a week. Zero. Zilch. Virtually all the above, less Mailer and Feiffer — Jules had walked into 22 Greenwich Avenue with his portfolio of rejects under his arm, and when I ran into the back room

with these new, hip kind of comic strips, Dan took one look and went nuts — but beginning with critic Gilbert Seldes, nine-tenths of the contributors had been recruited by me. It was actually John Wilcock who suggested Seldes, author of the seminal “Seven Lively Arts” that I had read years earlier. Now I took it on myself to find and invite the great man. I found him on the hottest day of summer in an apartment house on the corner of 57th Street and Lexington Avenue — it has since been ripped down and replaced by an atrocity — sitting all but stark naked by an electric fan by an open window. A short, stout, naked, overwhelmingly genial Buddha. So I went into my spiel. “Uh, uh, Mr. Seldes, some of us down in the Village are starting a weekly newspaper… . We would, uh, be more than honored if the author of ‘The Seven Lively Arts’ could occasionally write whatever you liked for us… . We can’t pay you hardly anything, but… .’ He cut me short. “I’ll tell you what, young fellow. [I was 35, closing in on 36.] You don’t have to pay me one penny, ever, if you print every word of what I send you each and every week. Now, how many words to start out?” And each and every week for a good many years, “The Lively Arts” by Gilbert Seldes, writing in defense of freedom for the arts and freedom of thought, anywhere and everywhere, was a key column in The Village Voice. It was some years later, in a restaurant across from 42nd Street’s Theater Row, that a lovely, willowy woman at a table of actors and actresses, hearing my name, exclaimed: “Are you he?” She turned out to be Marian Seldes, actress daughter of Gilbert Seldes — she’d grown up in that very apartment — and she and I have been lifelong dear friends ever since.

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such as, Dr. Arthur Janov’s primal therapy, Dr. Abram Hoffer’s nutritional psychiatry and John Lust’s herbal remedies. This information is vital to prevent these tragedies, but is not being communicated to the public. While we lost this talented actor, we can prevent future losses. P.S., 12-step programs are also helpful! Michael Gottlieb

A warm, tasty slice To The Editor: Re “When folk legend Pete Seeger played our fundraiser” (notebook, by Michele Herman, Feb. 6): Again and again Michele Herman serves a slice of Village life and her life that is smart, warm, provocative and engaging. Ms. Herman and I have been friends for a long time, which does make me biased.

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But this column mirrors what everyone said after Seeger’s passing — that he was always ready to lend a hand to causes that improved humanity. Seeger was a humanitarian, and in so many ways, so are Ms. Herman and her husband. Robert Waddell

A tribute to treasure To The Editor: Re “When folk legend Pete Seeger played our fundraiser” (notebook, by Michele Herman, Feb. 6): Michele’s tribute, richly deserved, does justice to both subject and writer. The everydayness of the story is Pete through and through. He was a treasure, and so are Michele and Jonathan. Charles Komanoff

Escape from Nebraska To The Editor: Re “Bleecker pot activist gets out of jail” (news article, Feb. 13): I spoke with Dana daily while he was in prison. I spoke with him the day he got out. It is imperative we find Dana a place to go in New York City. He needs to get out of the place where he’s staying in Nebraska A.S.A.P. He just needs a place for a month or two until he can find his own place. Please consider letting him stay, and please ask around. Thanks. Nancy Allen

House Dana Beal! To The Editor: Re “Bleecker pot activist gets out of jail” (news article, Feb. 13): Hosting a parolee is not as invasive as

you might think. All the authorities want to know is that he has a roof, floor, shower and bed, and that there is a land-line phone, so he can be called if he misses a parole-officer meeting, etc. At this phase, they are not concerned with his daily itinerary. It’s not as restrictive as work-release or a re-entry program. They don’t even care about past crimes of the host. It is worth doing and a chance to help the drug law reform movement retain a big hitter on the field. Do it! Jay Statzer E-mail letters, not longer than 250 words in length, to news@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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Alfred Albrizio, jeweler to the stars, dies at 66 OBITUARY BY ALBERT AMATEAU

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lfred Albrizio, jewelry designer and owner of C’est Magnifique jewelry shop on MacDougal St., died Feb. 2 in Orange County Hospital. He

was 66. He had lung disease that had been diagnosed as cancer in 2008, according to Catherine, his wife of 25 years. Located for many years on MacDougal St., the shop’s clients include two generations of Villagers and celebrities including Madonna and Keith Richards. The third-generation business, which was moved in 2012 to 328 E. Ninth St., will carry on under his son and partner, Alfred III, known as Alfie, a jewelry designer and craftsman in his own right. Founded in 1959 by Alfred’s uncle and aunt, Alfonso (known as Funzy) and Josephine Albrizio, C’est Magnifique became renowned for custom-designed, tribal Southwest and vintage jewelry. Alfred joined his uncle and aunt in the tiny shop at 120 MacDougal St. in the early 1980s after a varied career that included a sojourn in Los Angeles and work as a welder on the sailing ship Peking at the South St. Seaport. The jewelry that Madonna wore in the movie “Desperately Seeking Susan” came from the little shop on MacDougal St. Prince and Johnny Depp bought unique items there. In addition to crafting his own designs, Alfred made trips to Arizona and New Mexico to buy jewelry from Native American craftsmen. With his wife, he bought a home in Tucson, Arizona, in 1999. “We were going to retire there,” Catherine said. Alfred told a New York Times reporter a few years ago that Uncle Funzy had been a friend and mentor, who

SCOOPY’S, continued from p. 3 LORD OF THE VILLAGE RING: At the same City Hall press conference on Feb. 7 at which Bill de Blasio named Carl Weisbrod chairperson of the City Planning Commission, he was later asked by a reporter why he wasn’t wearing his wedding ring. De Blasio said, “It’s just from day to day,” that sometimes he’s rushing and forgets to put it on. “By the way, no one’s asked what it is, and I find that quite amazing,” the mayor said. It’s a Native American Zuni ring, he explained. “It was the day before our wedding, and Chirlaine and I had not been able to find a ring we found interest-

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taught him the trade as an apprentice in the 1980s. His own father died when he was only 13. But tragedy struck on the morning of Aug. 29, 1994, when a crack addict and convicted felon, Edward Schnittker, stabbed Funzy to death in the shop. Nevertheless, Alfred, joined by his 19-year-old son, Alfred III, took over and the shop prospered. “They did beautiful work,” said LindaAnn Loschiavo, a Village resident and longtime patron of the shop on Macing enough to wear… . And we went to a store in Greenwich Village and it was about to close, and it was the last store we could get to, and we’re looking around — great planning, here — and this multi-stone — different kinds of stones — Zuni Indian ring screamed out at us at the very last moment. It was meant to be. And I love my ring. And I love my wife.”

Dougal St. and at its newer E. Ninth St. location. “I went there to have my jewelry repaired but I really went to talk to Al [Alfred]. He had lots of stories and a 100-watt personality,” Loschiavo said. Conrad Bradford, a commercial real estate broker and friend, found the new E. Ninth St. location for C’est Magnifique. “The MacDougal St. shop was tiny,” Bradford recalled. “It didn’t even have a bathroom and that became more important when Alfred became ill. The rent was going up and time was running out,” Bradford said. “The Village was impossible, but we were able to find a new larger location nearby with a basement and two bathrooms,” Bradford said. Alfred Albrizio was born in the Bronx to Alfred and Rita Sevino Albrizio. The family, including Alfred Jr. and four sisters, moved to Manhattan. In the 1960s, Alfred Jr. found a job on Wall St. with the then-brokerage firm E.F. Hutton & Co. but left for California around 1970 and settled in Los Angeles. “He had the gift of gab and was able to make everyone laugh,” his son said. “But he mostly sowed his wild oats in California.” He returned to New York around 1975 and learned welding. “He walked onto a job site and the boss asked him if he knew how to weld,” his son recounted. “He said, yes. So the boss set him up and told him to do a job, but he could see right away that he had never done it before. But he had taken a liking to my father and showed him how,” his son said. Alfred’s marriage to Denise D’Aiuto ended in divorce in 1978. He married Catherine Biaggi in 1988 after he joined his uncle and aunt at C’est Magnifique. In addition to his wife and their son, Christopher, and his son, Alfred III, four sisters, Patricia Gambelunghi, Vickie Paladino, Angela Lazos and Joanne Simon, also survive. Perazzo Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The funeral was Feb. 6 and the Mass was at Our Lady of Pompeii Church on Feb. 7.

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Arnold Warwick, 82, real estate broker, ‘Mayor of Commerce St.’ OBITUARY BY ALBERT AMATEAU

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rnold S. Warwick, a real estate broker known as the “Mayor of Commerce St.,” where he lived for more than 50 years above the Cherry Lane Theatre, died at New York Presbyterian Hospital on Jan. 21 at the age of 82. He died a short time after being admitted to the hospital, said his son, Matthew, who is carrying on the business, Arnold S. Warwick & Co. Ltd., founded by his father. Arnold Warwick’s enduring passion for Greenwich Village was reflected in his family life, business and civic associations. He was treasurer for many years of the Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce board of directors and former president of the board of directors of Westbeth, the nonprofit housing complex for artists. “He loved his business because he could connect with so many different people,” one of his daughters, Liadain Smith, wrote in an e-mail tribute. She described her father as a “lifelong food enthusiast who made sure his office was always near a good restaurant where he would dine daily for lunch.” Born in Brooklyn to Lillian and Harry Warwick, Arnold served in the Army as a medical technician in the early 1950s and attended Bard College after his discharge. His son recalled that Arnold’s first job was house manager and lighting designer at the Cherry Lane Theatre. The theater, at 38 and 40-42 Commerce St., at the bend of the street, had been founded in 1924 in a building constructed as a brewery in the mid-19th century. Arnold's work at the Cherry Lane led to his renting an apartment in the building and enabled him to pursue a serious interest in photography. He rented a photo darkroom space located above The Blue Mill res-

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taurant on Commerce St., two doors away. The darkroom once belonged to Berenice Abbott, the renowned Village photographer of the 1930s, according to Matthew Warwick. “She had left a very large photo mounted on cardboard taken from the top of the Empire State Building,” he said. “My father donated it to the Museum of the City of New York.” Before he moved into the Commerce St. apartment, Arnold lived in a Perry St. building where the actor Steve McQueen also had an apartment, Matthew said. In 1961, Arnold married Jane Hawke, an editor who worked at Mademoiselle magazine. They raised their family in the building, where Kim Hunter, the Oscar-winning actor, was also a tenant. Jane died in January 2010 at the age of 78. In a New York Times article by Elizabeth Harris two years ago, Arnold commented on his rare good fortune for his 1,200-square-foot, $331-per-month, rentcontrolled apartment. Arnold’s involvement with Westbeth began about 12 years ago during a critical period for the square-block, 13-building complex, formerly the Bell Telephone laboratories, converted in 1970 into an artists’ residence, at West and Bethune Sts. Matthew Russas, Westbeth’s manager for the past 10 years, said, “Arnie had a passion and love for Greenwich Village that transcended his business interest. He served as president of the board for two and a half years when Westbeth needed his real estate management experience.” Russas, who worked as a real estate manager for Arnold Warwick & Co. Ltd. in the 1990s, said, “He was my mentor. He trained me in real estate management. His passing was a terrible loss.” In addition to his son, Matthew, of Park Slope, and his daughter Liadain, of the Village, another daughter, Samantha Tompkins, of East Hampton, also survives, as do seven grandchildren.

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And to the heirs at law, next of kin and distributees of Mary-Jo Vogelsang, a/k/a Mary Jo Vogelsang, if living and if any of them be dead, to their heirs at law, next of kin, distributees, legatees, executors, administrators, assignees and successors in interest whose names and places of residence are unknown and cannot, after diligent inquiry, be ascertained by the petitioner herein; being the persons interested as creditors, legatees, devisees, beneficiaries, distributees, or otherwise in the estate of Mary-Jo Vogelsang, a/k/a Mary Jo Vogelsang, deceased, who at the time of her death was a resident of 2 Washington Square Village, New York, New York 10012. A petition having been duly filed by the Public Administrator of the County of New York, who maintains an office at 31 Chambers Street, Room 311, New York, New York on 10007. YOU ARE HEREBY CITED TO SHOW CAUSE before the New York County Surrogate’s Court at 31 Chambers Street, New York, New York, on April 1, 2014, at 9:30 A.M. in Room 503, why the following relief stated in the account of proceedings, a copy of the summary statement thereof being attached hereto, of the Public Administrator of the County of New York as administrator of the goods, chattels and credits of said deceased, should not be granted: (i) that her account be judicially settled; (ii) that the above named person(s) be cited to show cause why such settlement should not be granted; (iii) that a hearing be held to determine the identity of the distributees at which time proof pursuant to SCPA Section 2225 may be presented, or in the alternative, that the balance of the funds be deposited with the Commissioner of Finance of the City of New York for the benefit of the decedent’s unknown distributees; (iv) that the Surrogate approve the reasonable amount of compensation as reported in Schedules C and C-1 of the account of proceedings to the attorney for the petitioner for legal services rendered to the petitioner herein; (v) that the persons above mentioned and all necessary and proper persons be cited to show cause why such relief should not be granted; (vi) that an order be granted pursuant to SCPA Section 307 where required or directed; and (vii) for such other and further relief as the Court may deem just and proper. Dated, Attested and Sealed. February 11, 2014. (Seal) Hon. Rita Mella, Surrogate. Diana Sanabria, Clerk of the Surrogate Court. Schram Graber & Opell P.C. Counsel to the Public Administrator, New York County 22 Cortlandt Street, 16th Floor New York, NY 10007 (212) 896-3310 Note: This citation is served upon you as required by law. You are required to appear. If you fail to appear it will be assumed that you do not object to the relief requested. You have the right to have an attorney-at-law appear for you and you or your attorney may request a copy of the full account from the petitioner or petitioner’s attorney. Vil: 02/20- 03/13/2014 February 20, 2014

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Is it 2-on-1? City files appeal notice on N.Y.U. case N.Y.U. — without first getting the state’s O.K. — cannot do anything that “substantially interferes” with the parkland strips or the public’s use of them. This could include, for example, shadowing the garden by building a protective construction shed over it, Walden maintained. If that were to happen, he warned, the plaintiffs would “immediately go to court and file an injunction” to halt the work.

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Age.” Rounding out the teams were several friends of Billy’s and Thom Schuchaskie, who trains Leguizamo for his movie roles. The actor, who lives in Greenwich Village with his wife Justine — a founding member of the new Washington Square Park Conservancy — said he’s fully behind the faculty members’ fight. “It’s all for a good cause, man — stop that Zipper Building,” the Murry Bergtraum High School alumnus said, as he wiped the sweat from his brow. “N.Y.U. used to be in the Bronx. N.Y.U. moved here for the history and the beauty, the peace. The Village has been the heart of creativity since the ’50s and ’60s. The beatniks, Dustin Hoffman, Gene Hackman all lived here. The Bitter End...oh, my God. The history always attracts the artists and the intellectuals. Ginsberg. Lily Tomlin and Richard Pryor performed at The Bitter End. When I was starting out, that was a dream of mine, to be at The Bitter End.” As for Miller and his fellow faculty members who are battling the administration’s development scheme, Leguizamo said, “I just find them heroic. They stick their necks out like it’s nobody’s business.” Driving the faculty members’ opposition is the fact that many of them live on the superblocks and dread the prospect of living in a “20-year construction zone.” Coles gym, in fact, on Mercer St. between Houston and Bleecker Sts., is one of the four main project sites — each slated for a new building — in the university’s megaplan. N.Y.U. plans to raze Coles and replace it with a new 1-million-squarefoot structure called the Zipper Building. On Jan. 7, in a stunning decision, Supreme Court Justice Donna Mills largely ruled in favor of the community plaintiffs’ argument that the open-space strips on the eastern and western edges of N.Y.U.’s two South Village superbloks are de facto parkland, throwing a massive curveball into the university’s ability to build at least two, if not three, of the buildings. However, while the judge said that three of the open-space strips are parks — and would, thus, first need to be “alienated” by the state Legislature before N.Y.U. could use them for construction-related purposes — she said that a fourth strip, the one in front of Coles gym, is not parkland. N.Y.U. says this clearly means it can proceed with the construction of the Zipper Building. But the plaintiffs — supported by many of the area’s local politicians — counter that the entire 2-millionsquare-foot plan must now go back to the drawing board.

Members of the N.Y.U. Student Labor Action Movement, or SLAM, protested outside Coles gym two weekends ago, saying that if the Zipper Building is constructed on the site, N.Y.U. will have no real campus gym until 2019. “3,000 people — N.Y.U. students, faculty and neighbors — use Coles every day,” their flier said. “Where will we go to swim, work out, play tennis, squash and basketball? What about the hundreds of classes that Coles offers every term?”

Mills’s ruling and plans to challenge her decision on the park strips. Interestingly, the city’s Law Department also, on Feb. 10, filed a notice of appeal, saying it, too, intends to challenge the parkland strips ruling. The city approved the N.Y.U. project in 2012 under former Mayor Bloomberg. Meanwhile, the plaintiffs — which also include Assemblymember Deborah Glick, the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation and dozens of local residents and community groups — filed their own notice of appeal; Jim Walden, one of their attorneys, said they will be challenging Mills’s ruling on the Coles strip, “among other things.” While Mills upheld the plaintiffs’ first argument — that the strips (or at least three of the four) are parks — she shot down five other arguments in the suit. The notice of appeal states the plaintiffs’ intention to argue that Mills should have issued an injunction to stop the project where it would impact the three park strips, plus that there was insufficient environmental review, and that the city’s ULURP (Uniform Land Use Review Procedure) was faulty. There was a 30-day window in which parties had to file their notices of appeal. The actual appeals don’t need to be submitted until nine months from now, so this is a process that could drag out two years or longer.

What is city’s ‘intention’? A spokesperson for the city’s Law Department told The Villager that its notice of appeal is not a mere placeholder, but represents a real “intention” to appeal.

The Mayor’s Office did not respond by press time for a request for clarification of Mayor de Blasio’s position on whether the city will, in fact, contest Mills’s ruling. However, plaintiffs attorney Walden said he believes the city may just be keeping its options open by filing the notice, but that this doesn’t necessarily mean the city will, in fact, file a court challenge in support of the N.Y.U. plan. “It’s possible they’re filing the form, but mulling whatever,” he noted. If, on the other hand, N.Y.U. drops its plan to dispute Mills’s ruling, and the entire project is sent back to the drawing board, everything could be ironed out quickly within six months instead of two years, he said. “N.Y.U.’s wasting time,” Walden said. “They’re certainly wasting money, and they’re wasting political capital because there’s a growing number of elected officials that are saying the process should start anew.” Walden said if Mayor de Blasio and the City Council decide to have the Council do a new review and a revote on a revised N.Y.U. plan, the university wouldn’t fight it. “N.Y.U. would abide by that,” he noted. “They do too much business with the city.”

Garden impact N.Y.U. has also indicated it thinks it may still be able to build on the current Morton Williams supermarket site, at Bleecker St. and LaGuardia Place, despite Mills’s ruling that the abutting LaGuardia Corner Gardens is parkland. However, Walden noted that Mills, in her ruling, stated that

Zeroing in on Zipper However, Philip Lentz, a university spokesperson, said N.Y.U. is currently focused on the first phase of the project, the Zipper Building. The university hopes to start construction on the Zipper in about 18 months, and it would take about three to four years to complete. As for the Morton Williams site, Lentz said, work conceivably could start there in four to six years from now, at which time all the court appeals on the case would be resolved. Meanwhile, construction on the northern superblock — where two infill buildings are planned — wouldn’t start until around 10 years from now. This timetable was all spelled out in the university’s ULURP, or Uniform Land Use Review Procedure, application, he noted. Yet, N.Y.U. does not dispute that, under Mills’s ruling, it is now extremely difficult to conceive how N.Y.U. could actually build on the northern superblock. The open-space strips on the block’s eastern and western edges would be the main access points for the construction work, but by dint of Mills’s ruling, these are now protected parkland, and so can’t be “substantially interfered” with by any construction. N.Y.U. issued a statement on the filing of its notice of appeal — pointedly noting that the city filed notice, too: “Even though the vast majority of the lower court’s findings upheld our arguments, the appeals by N.Y.U. and the City respond to the remaining issues; we expect to prevail on those at the Appellate level,” the statement said. “Over all, this is another important step in the process of addressing N.Y.U.’s pressing academic space needs, which will be further guided by the forthcoming final report of the faculty-led University Space Priorities Working Group.”

In a jam over gym? That report will answer a number of pressing questions, including exactly what uses would be included in the new Zipper Building. It’s assumed there would be a new gym and ground-floor retail, but beyond that, the university isn’t saying. As for what N.Y.U. would do for N.Y.U. PLAN, continued on p. 23

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Hot diggity Westminster dogs! From a bowtie to bows, and a huggable Alaskan Malamute to a huge Great Dane, the contestants at the recent Westminster Dog Show — seen here at Madison Square Garden and Piers 92 and 94 — were all looking good. But it was Sky, a wire fox terrier, that won Best in Show. Terriers frequently have been top dog at the more-than-century-old annual canine contest.

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ake a restored palatial ballroom, add more than 50 musical groups, 3,200 paying guests and plenty of food,  and you’ve got the coolest music festival that you’ve probably never heard of. The Zlatne Uste Golden Festival, a twonight event, recently took place at Brooklyn’s Grand Prospect Hall.

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The music was from Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey, Bulgaria and elsewhere in Eastern Europe, played on accordions, violins, horns and ouds. The diverse crowd, most of whom were not there for the first time, was wildly enthusiastic. They ranged from Old World refugees to Williamsburg hipsters. Or, as artist Marlene Weisman put it, “from peasant blouses to piercings.” In addition to the main ballroom, there

was music in three other rooms, with one reserved mainly for vocal music, including a haunting Bulgarian women’s choir. Dancers were everywhere, especially in the Grand Ballroom, where large groups took over the dance floor in concentric circles. Frequently, the musicians performed in the center of the dancers.  Slavic Soul Party!,  a regular at the 29-year-old festival, combines Balkan

brass with jazz, funk and Latin rhythms. Souren Baronian, another returnee, melds Near Eastern traditions with jazz improvisation. Ljova and the Kontraband mix Gypsy music with classical, tango and klezmer in their original compositions. Many of the Golden Fest-goers make it an annual tradition. East Village film composer Eyal Marcovici declared, “I wouldn’t miss it for anything.”

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Here we au Go Go again Greenwich House Music School revisits the sound and soul of a legendary club

MUSIC Opening Night: Mon., Feb. 24 at 8pm Then, Thurs. at 8pm: March 6 through April 24 At Greenwich House Music School 46 Barrow St. (west of Seventh Ave.) Tickets: $20, $18 or $15 (varies for each show) Visit greenwichhouse.org

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Dom Flemons (pictured) and Eli “Paperboy” Reed make their debut as a live duet, on March 6.

Jerry Garcia, on the Café au Go Go stage.

and minds of millions of young Americans. Second, in the summer of 1965, Bob Dylan played the Newport Folk Festival with an electric band. Folkies booed him, but there was no erasing the writing on the wall. The sound of the 60s was destined to be screaming electric guitar quartets and quintets, with booming electric basses, slam-bam drums, hot miked vocals and everybody’s amp turned up to eleven. Folk City and the other old clubs didn’t go out of business, partly because they began adding rock bands to their lineups — but the new sound needed a new club, and that club was the Café au Go Go. A French-themed coffeehouse in the roomy basement of 152 Bleecker Street, Café au Go Go opened on February 7, 1964, after a long legal battle with the New York City commissioner of cabaret licenses (the city never stopped trying to “clean up” the

attendant press coverage put the Café au Go Go on the Village’s music club and coffeehouse map. The Café steadily championed the new sounds of the 60s. Paul Butterfield’s electric blues band played the first of many Café gigs in July 1965. Bossa nova guitarist Luis Bonfa came that October. Oscar Brown Jr. and the Fugs arrived in 1966. In February 1967, the Jefferson Airplane flew in from San Francisco, in July the Grateful Dead — the first East Coast bookings for both bands. That October, Eric Clapton’s Cream came over from London. Other Café headliners: B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Howling Wolf, Steven Stills, Blood Sweat and Tears, the Mothers of Invention and comics George Carlin, Richard Pryor and

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he first wave of 1960s Greenwich Village folk music was all acoustic: unamplified flattop guitars, banjos, dulcimers, harmonicas and the occasional standup bass. The groups were small — many solos and duos, a scattering of trios and a few rare quartets. Drums? Never! Most of the folkies were college-age white kids. With a few exceptions, like young Richie Havens, black folkies were older ladies and gents brought out of retirement by the white kids who loved the raw sound of old-timey country blues. The Village’s top clubs: Folk City, The Bitter End and The Gaslight. Then came the one-two punch that knocked that scene on its head. First, in the winter of 1964, The Beatles came, saw and conquered the American pop music charts — and, with them, the ears, hearts

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funky McDougal-Bleecker club scene). The Café owners, Howard and Elly Solomon, he a stockbroker, she a fashion designer, finally got a no-liquor cabaret license and booked their first headliner, Professor Irwin Corey. Six money-losing weeks later, hoping to stave off bankruptcy, the couple booked the popular comedian, Lenny Bruce, for a six-week stand. Two nights into the run, however, the NYPD arrested Bruce and Howard Solomon on obscenity charges, and the two spent a night in jail. Out on bail, Bruce returned to the Café stage the next night. This time, he and Elly Solomon were arrested. Trials and convictions soon followed. For six years, the Solomons fought to overturn the judgments and, four years after Bruce died, they won a landmark freedom of speech ruling from the New York Supreme Court. More immediately, the arrest and

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Lily Tomlin. Jimi Hendrix was still Jimmy Hendrix — and known only to rock cognoscenti — when he played two summer weeks at the Café in 1966 with blues guitarist John Hammond. The Rolling Stones came to hear him one night and, wrote a Hendrix biographer, were “stunned” by his “feedback sounds balanced against dissolving

riffs.” Rock manager Chas Chandler came another night and convinced Hendrix to move to London where, within months, he became a star. The Café au Go Go lasted just over five years. Today, a brick apartment building stands at 152 Bleecker. In its day, devotés called the Café “the hippest, the classiest” club on the McDougal-Bleecker row. Music lovers entered down a gently curving staircase to well-spaced tables and ordered

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Internationally recognized vocalist Falu fuses rock, jazz funk and traditional Indian music (March 13).

Atlanta prodigy Michael Davies (right) joins consummate banjo artist Tony Trischka, on March 27.

exotic coffees and tasty food from friendly waitresses. The light and sound systems were worthy of an Off-Broadway theater — and the red brick walls gave the room acoustics so good that Stan Getz, the Blues Project and many other bands recorded live albums there. “Let’s face it,” says one former patron, “some of the Village music clubs were clip joints, but the Café was cool — great music and great atmosphere.” “I loved the Café au Go Go,” says multitalented musician and composer David Amram, who still performs at Cornelia Street Café and other Village settings (and will perform at the Revisited series on April 17). “The Café was my University of World Music, because the Solomons didn’t limit who they booked by genre. I played there with the great jazz pianist Bill Evans, with Richie Havens, with Odetta and with a great banjo player, Charlie Chin. Sometimes I was booked, sometimes I got asked to sit in. The place felt like a musical oasis. Everyone was open, nobody felt uptight.” To celebrate the Café and its pioneering history, the Greenwich House Music School has planned a two-month festival — Café au Go Go Revisited — that opens

‘The Café was my University of World Music, because the Solomons didn’t limit who they booked by genre. The place felt like a musical oasis. Everyone was open, nobody felt uptight.’ —David Amram

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Lower East Side native Julia Haltigan’s first full-length CD will be released in the spring. She performs on April 3.

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Monday, February 24, most appropriately, with impressionist Steve Cuiffo re-enacting a Lenny Bruce comedy monologue, and continuing with a wide variety of concerts every Thursday night, from March 6 through April 24. “Café au Go Go Revisited pays homage to the ingenuity and imagination of a former musical neighbor,” says Rachel Black, the Music School’s director. When Black became director last June, after years producing a wide variety of shows at Central Park’s Summer Stage, she found the school had only an “off and on” concert program. “Concerts can do so much to connect a music school with its community,” Black pointed out in an interview, “and the more I learned about the Village club scene, especially the Café, I knew I wanted to honor the artistic history of the Greenwich Village 60s. That was a booming time, culturally and counter-culturally, and the performers at this inaugural music festival reflect the 60s spirit that’s still the heart of all we do at Greenwich House.” All the Café au Go Go Revisited shows will take place at the Greenwich House Music School’s Renee Weiler Concert Hall, an intimate room with excellent acoustics and a pair of Steinway grand pianos. Series curator Jennie Wasserman, previously of Carnegie Hall and Joe’s Pub and currently a Jazz at Lincoln Center programmer, has assembled an impressive lineup of artists that ranges from blues and gospel to global music, Middle-Eastern psych-rock, bluegrass and country, chamber pop, bossa nova, jazz, soul and R&B. “Over the past fifty years, international pop music has developed new complexities,” says Ms. Wasserman. “With this festival’s lineup, I’m trying to stay true to the eclectic booking that made every night at Café au Go Go memorably innovative, and to highlight the musical landscape of New York today.”

“Renaissance Man of American Music” David Amram performs April 17, with The Amigo Band.

Café au Go Go Revisited Performance Schedule: February 24: Excerpts will be screened from “Seven Years Underground,” a documentary on the history of the Café au Go Go (directed by Jason Solomon, son of the original Café owners), followed by a panel discussion with music historian Ashley Kahn, Bleecker Street guitar store owner Matt Umanov, Andrea Vuocolo (Dave Van Ronk’s widow) and composer-performer David Amram. The opening night event concludes with a live re-enactment, by Steve Cuiffo, of a Lenny Bruce monologue. March 6: Dom Flemons and Eli “Paperboy” Reed make their formal debut as a live duet, in this evening of acoustic blues, gospel and country favorites. March 13: Falu, a Mumbai-born singer known for her fusion of rock, jazz, funk and traditional Indian music, explores the classical side of her musical heritage. March 20: Pharaoh’s Daughter brings psychedelic and pop sensibilities to their blend of Hasidic, Middle Eastern, African, Eastern European and Mediterranean influences.

March 27: Michael Daves and Tony Trischka will play new and traditional bluegrass music (including excerpts from Trischka’s new album, “Great Big World.”). April 3: Julia Haltigan, a New York native, will present modern songs in the West Village singer-songwriter tradition. April 10: “Getz Au Go Go” Revisited:  With the influential Stan Getz album “Getz Au Go Go” as inspiration, New York’s top Brazilian musicians will explore highlights of 60s bossa nova. April 17: David Amram and The Amigos Band. “Renaissance Man of American Music” Amram returns to his Village roots, alongside his newest quartet of collaborators. April 24: Deva Mahal. The daughter of folk-blues legend Taj Mahal performs blues and R&B grounded in the 60s Southern Soul tradition.

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The World Premiere of a New Play Written & Directed by NILO CRUZ The Story of the S.S. St. Louis and the 973 refugees from Nazi Germany aboard it.

Set Design by Adrian Jones Lighting Design by Alexander Bartenieff Sound Design by Erik Lawson Costume Design by Anita Yavich Featuring: Franca Sofia Barchiesi*, Arielle Jacobs* and Andhy Mendez*

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Flurry of talent Horse Trade’s annual FRIGID fest burns bright THE EYES OF ORBACH As if his long run on “Law & Order” and that memorable guest spot on “The Golden Girls” weren’t enough, Jerry Orbach further secured his good guy reputation with a final, visionary act: the donation of his corneas. Written by four members of the No. 11 Productions collective, this musical comedy imagines the two recipients of Orbach’s gift as lonely New Yorkers who meet and fall in love.

THEATER THE FRIGID NEW YORK FESTIVAL Through March 9 At The Kraine Theater (85 E. Fourth St., btw. Second Ave. & Bowery) PHOTO BY ANAIS KOIVISTO

At UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place., btw. First Ave. & Ave. A) Tickets: $8-$16 Visit frigidnewyork.info Call 212-868-4444

CANUCK CABARET Midnight: Wed-Sat., Feb. 22-March 8

The late Lady Macbeth awakens in purgatory, to find she’s been trapped by “Something Wicked.”

At UNDER St. Marks

FRIGID HANGOVER March 8, 5:15pm (at both venues)

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rom Chicago, Toronto and other chilly climes they come — to perform daring acts of indie theater and mock a weary Manhattan’s notion of what passes for excessive snowfall. Over the next three weeks, as the predictions of a certain Staten-Island based groundhog will likely continue to prove annoyingly accurate, the eighth annual FRIGID festival is giving you over 30 rea-

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sons to brave the cold and take a chance on those who’ve won the lottery. Literally. Horse Trade Theater Group’s nod to the risks and rewards of chance fills this annual winter fest with content chosen by first-come electronic submission. The selection process may be random, but the rewards are a lock: 100% of box office proceeds go directly to the artists. Not everything is a random act, though. The Canuk Cabaret series tips its beaver fur top hat to our neighbors from the Great White North, by giving stage time to native and “honorary” Canadian talent. A little payback seems only fair, considering how Horse Trade liberally cribbed from the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals’ nurturing mission statement. Late in the FRIGID run, some notable standouts will get one more performance, at HANG-

OVER night (happening simultaneously, at The Kraine and UNDER St. Marks). As for what’s warming up the regular old FRIGID boards, quite a few entries just happen to fall into convenient categories.

SHOWS WITH A NEW YORK STATE OF MIND EAST IN RED New York’s Estraña Theatre Company brings twists, turns and psychological thrills to this modern telling of London’s Jack the Ripper murders. Set in the East Village, a prostitute takes it upon herself to bring a brutal serial killer to justice, after four women (one of them, a close friend) “fall victim to ghastly acts of contempt.”

STEVE: A DOCU-MUSICAL Brooklyn-based twentysomething Colin tells the story of his five-year collaboration with Steve, a retired railway clerk in Australia. Although the two never meet, their exchange of over 6,000 emails yields some 100 songs (many of which you’ll hear, augmented by “bells, flags, clocks frogs, maps, a stylophone and other curious artifacts”).

SHOWS WITH SHAKESPEARE ON THE BRAIN I-DJ Packed with ecstatic beats from the 1980s A&M Records portfolio — and inspired by the narratives of “A Chorus Line” and “Hamlet” — playwright Gregg Barrios merges 70s Chicano politics with AIDS-era club culture to tell the story of queer DJ Amado Guerrero Paz (aka Warren Peace). Old school dance floor attitude meets the new dubstep style, when a younger DJ challenges Peace to a winner-takes-all musical standoff. FRIGID, continued on p.19

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FRIGID forecast promises two weeks of theater on the fringe

Buhmann on Art

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PANCHO WESTENDARP: THINGS THAT BARELY EXIST     Westendarp’s drawings, videos and installations  seek  to analyze relationships between time, space, memory and movement. He states,  “Developing our own way of measuring time means creating our own notion of history and developing new rituals where time can be practical and playful.” Through March 9, at Robert Henry Contemporary (56 Bogart St., Brooklyn, btw. Harrison Place & Grattan St.). Hours: Thurs.-Sun., 1-6pm. Visit  roberthenrycontemporary.com or call 718-473-0819.

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SOMETHING WICKED Draped in a blood red dress and surrounded by tormentors clothed in tones as black as her soul, Lady Macbeth awakens to find herself trapped in “a purgatory created from her own gruesome misdeeds.” New York’s Everyday Inferno Theatre Company tears into the heart of Shakespeare’s text, to deliver a new tale that pulses with highly choreographed movement, moody music and dark humor.

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“The Point Where All Points Converge” (2013, ink on book pages, 21 drawings, 7” x 5” each).

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“Days Go By” (2012, Video, 5 minutes 19 seconds, Edition 5, Installation view)

See the funny, sexy, sacred sides of Edna St. Vincent Millay, in “I Shall Forget You Presently.”

ALMOST A GENIUS Dressing like a banana, playing the accordion or speaking frankly about her suicide attempt — Chicago’s Maja Wojciechowski will do whatever it takes to find the comedy in her struggle with bipolar disorder and panic attacks. “Sometimes,” she says, “the most human part about being a functioning human being is not being able to function.” CHARLOTTE THE DESTROYER A washed-up children’s book author battles booze, phobias and poisonous thoughts, as the deadline for her latest project comes and goes. CHICKEN-FRIED CICCONE: A TWANGY TRUE TALE OF TRANSFORMATION The longest (and best-titled) FRIGID fest entry puts a guitar in the hands of actor-playwright J. Stephen Brantley, whose

journey from heroin user to Mr. Clean is told with ample samples from Madonna — the ultimate queen of reinvention. A DATE FOR THE EVENING Celestial Zenith takes you through one woman’s breakneck attempt to mend her broken past, during a difficult night of speed dating.

SHOWS PLAYED FOR LAUGHS BOOGIE OF THE APES Travel back in time and experience over ten hours of monkey business, in just under sixty minutes — as Madison, Wisconsin’s own Broom Street Theater players dance, fight and masterfully mug their way through every increasingly cheesy installment of the five original “Planet of the Apes” films. Their lip-synched performance of highlights from the Power Records adaptation lampoons and critiques everything from the 70s that has aged poorly — including TV variety shows, the audio version’s bombastic, kid-friendly aesthetic and every “Ape” film that didn’t have Charlton Heston as its star. I SHALL FORGET YOU PRESENTLY New York’s own Dysfunctional Theatre Company ��� an always-entertaining member of the Horse Trade stable — uses the poems and letters of Enda St. Vincent Millay to bring out the funny, sexy, sacred and profane dimensions “of a woman who captured love, defined feminism and shaped the 20th century.” February 20, 2014

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that license #1276495 has been applied by the undersigned to sell liquor at retail in a restaurant under the alcoholic beverage control law at 787 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019 for onpremises consumption. LEBERNARDIN VENTURES LLC d/b/a LEBERNARDIN PRIVE, ALDO SOHN WINE BAR Vil: 02/20 - 02/27/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF CRANBERRY FAMILY OFFICE, LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/29/14. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/20/12. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 1301 Avenue of the Americas, NY, NY 10019. Address of the office to be maintained in the jurisdiction of its formation: c/o Corporation Service Company, 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts of Org. filed with the DE Secy. of State, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities. Vil: 02/20 - 03/27/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF KV URBAN ABSTRACT, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/03/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: 39 W. 37th St., NY, NY 10018. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Kensington Vanguard Holdings, LLC at the princ. office of the LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 02/20 - 03/27/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF IH4 PROPERTY WASHINGTON, L.P. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/05/14. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 01/10/14. Princ. office of LP: 345 Park Ave., NY, NY 10154. 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., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 02/20 - 03/27/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF 113-119 EAST 55 MEZZ LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/06/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 02/05/14. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Meyer Chetrit, c/oThe Chetrit Group LLC, 512 Seventh Ave., 15th Fl., NY, NY 10018. DE addr. of LLC: Corporation Service Co., 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of DE, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St. - Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 02/20 - 03/27/2014

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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LA CENTRAL MANAGER LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/7/14. Office location: 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., New York, NY 10003. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 02/20 - 03/27/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF AIMS SENIOR LOAN ACCESS ADVISORS, L.L.C. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 10/9/13. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 8/28/13. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 200 West Street, NY, NY 10282-2198. DE address of LLC: 2711 Centerville Road, Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State, P.O. Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 02/20 - 03/27/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF AIMS SENIOR LOAN ACCESS LP App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/9/13. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 8/28/13. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 200 West Street, NY, NY 10282-2198. DE address of LP: Corporation Service Company, 2711 Centerville Road, Wilmington, DE 19808. Name/address of each genl. ptr. available from SSNY. Cert. of LP filed with DE Secy. of State, P.O. Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 02/20 - 03/27/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF RS JZ GREENPOINT, LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 2/3/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 9 W. 57th St., 33rd Fl., NY, NY 10019. LLC formed in DE on 11/12/13. 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: 02/20 - 03/27/2014 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that license #1276313 has been applied by the undersigned to sell beer and wine at retail in a restaurant under the alcoholic beverage control law at 854 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019 for on-premises consumption. ROWAB ENTERPRISES, LTD. d/b/a CARNEGIE DELI Vil: 02/13 - 02/20/2014

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an on-premise license, #TBA has been applied for by 211 West 34 Operating LLC d/b/a TGI Friday’s to sell beer, wine and liquor at retail in an on premises establishment. For on premises consumption under the ABC law at 211 West 34th Street New York NY 10001. Vil: 02/13 - 02/20/2014 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an on-premise license, #TBA has been applied for by Bold Food Lafayette Street LLC d/b/a Gato to sell beer, wine and liquor at retail in an on premises establishment. For on premises consumption under the ABC law at 324 Lafayette Street NewYork NY 10012. Vil: 02/13 - 02/20/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF CERBERUS CDP PARTNERS, L.P. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 7/16/13. Name amended to Cerberus CDP IC Partners, L.P. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 875 3rd Ave., NY, NY 10022. LP formed in Cayman Islands (CI) on 7/8/13. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation, 111 8th Ave., 13th Fl., NY, NY 10011. CI addr. of LP: Intertrust Corporate Services (Cayman) Ltd., 190 Elgin Ave., George Town, Grand Cayman KY19005, CI. Name/addr. of genl. ptr. available from NY Sec. of State. Cert. of LP filed with Asst. Registrar of Exempted LPs, Ministry of Finance, Govt. Administration Bldg., 133 Elgin Ave., George Town, Grand Cayman KY1-1001, CI. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 01/16 - 02/20/2014

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF MANHATTAN GLORY - W 37B LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/04/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 02/13 - 03/20/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF KEN DEVELOPMENT LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/29/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: c/o Carl Demler, 211 W. 58th St., NY, NY 10019. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 02/13 - 03/20/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF ORCHARD ANALYTICS, LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/31/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 01/29/14. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Angela Ceresnie, 902 Broadway, Ste. 1611, NY, NY 10016. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 02/13 - 03/20/2014

LINDSEY POLLAK, LLC Art. Of Org. Filed Sec. of State of NY 01/02/2014. Off. Loc.: New York Co. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY to mail copy of process to The LLC, 23 West 69th Street, Suite B, New York, NY 10023. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity. Vil: 02/13 - 03/20/2014

NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF LAM FUNDS GP LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/31/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 01/28/14. Princ. office of LLC: 405 Park Ave., 6th 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. The regd. agent of the company upon whom and at which process against the company can be served is Jeffrey A Keswin, 405 Park Ave., 6th Fl., NY, NY 10022. DE addr. of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of the State of DE, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 02/13 - 03/20/2014

APP FOR AUTH FOR GREENWICH STREET HOLDING LLC App for Auth filed with SSNY 3/9/2007 LLC. Registered in Delaware on 12/27/2004 Off. Loc.: New York Co. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY to mail copy of process to The LLC, c/o Vendome Property Management Co., Inc. 330 Spring Street, #1E, New York, NY 10013. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity. Vil: 02/13 - 03/20/2014

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF WALL STREET PSYCHOLOGISTS, PLLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/03/13. Office location: New York County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o 132 East 35th Street, Apt. 7E, NY, NY 10016. Purpose: to practice the profession of psychology and any lawful activities. Vil: 02/13 - 03/20/2014

PREMIER ASSET LLC a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 11/21/13. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Brian Pun, 2 Mott St., Ste. 402, NY, NY 10013. General Purpose. Vil: 02/13 - 03/20/2014

NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF AGI LIFESTYLE ENTERTAINMENT, LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 1/24/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 9130 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069. LLC formed in DE on 11/27/13. 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: c/o The Corporation Trust Co., 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: 02/13 - 03/20/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF URBAN RESTORATION, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/23/14. Office location: NEW YORK County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to:THE COMPANY, c/o Slate Property Group LLC, 850Third Ave., Ste. 16-B, NY, NY 10022, Attn: Martin Nussbaum. Purpose: any lawful activities. Vil: 02/06 - 03/13/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF INTEGRA SERVICECONNECT, LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/29/14. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 1/23/14. 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. Address to be maintained in DE: 160 Greentree Dr., Ste. 101, Dover, DE 19904. Arts of Org. filed with the DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities. Vil: 02/06 - 03/13/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF BOP MW RESIDENTIAL AFFORDABLE LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 01/29/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 250 Vesey St., 15th Fl., New York, NY 10281. LLC formed in DE on 01/16/14. 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: 02/06 - 03/13/2014

CERTIFICATE OF CONTINUED USE OF PARTNERSHIP NAME PURSUANT TO 81 OF THE PARTNERSHIP LAW OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK The undersigned, desiring to continue, after the close of business on December 16, 2013, the business previously transacted under the firm name of Cede & Co., a general partnership under the laws of the State of NewYork, with offices located at 55 Water Street1, New York, New York 10041, do hereby certify: 1. The name of the Partnership is Cede & Co. 2. The names and respective places of residence of each of the partners are set forth below: Name Residence Address Michael Ames 183 Bay Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10306, Philip Braverman 505 East 79th Street, New York, NY 10075, Joseph Brennan 457 Benito Street, East Meadow, NY 11554, Debra Cook 4704 W. Neptune Street,Tampa, FL 33629, Raymond Disco 300 East 23rd Street, Apt. 14B, NY, NY 10010, John Faith 7425 Minnow Brook Way, Land O Lakes, FL 34637, James Femia 64-68 83rd Street, Middle Village, NY 11379, Peter J. Gleeson 27 Greenwich Drive, Jackson, NJ 08527, Joseph Graziano 5 Claymore Rd, Fort Salonga, NY 11768, RobertT. Hensey 97 Harriman Woods Drive, Harriman, NY 10926, Kurt P. Holweger 64 Old Estate Road, Manhasset, NY 11030, Jeanne Mauro 14901 Heronglen Drive, Lithia, FL 33547, Donna Milrod 1 Leroy Street, Apartment 5A, New York, NY 10014, Isaac Montal 19 Princeton Road, Elizabeth, NJ 07208, Eric N. Miller 404 Apache Trail, Brandon, FL 33511, Manuel Pires 331 Raccoon Hollow, Mountainside, NJ 07092, Chad Richman 19 Beach Crest Drive, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920, Joseph C. Trentacoste 32 Pell Terrace, Garden City, NY 11530, Lori-AnnTrezza 191 Reid Avenue, Breezy Point, NY 11697, Michael J. Tulaney 228 90th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11209, Susan TyskCosgrove 105 Lawrence Hill Road, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724, Jeffrey T. Waddle 14 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003. 1Formerly at 7 Hanover Square, New York, N.Y. 10004. Related to file #M294/86. The foregoing Certificate duly signed and acknowledged by each of the Partners is on filed at the office of the Clerk of the County of New York, 60 Centre St., New York, NY. Vil: 02/06 - 02/27/2014

LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company (LLC) Name: 393w49 2W LLC. Articles of Organization filed by the Department of State of New York on: 01/08/2014. 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: c/o Richard E. Feldman, Trustee. Sonnenschein Sherman & Deutsch, LLP, 7 Penn Plaza, Suite 900, New York, NY 10001. The duration date of the LLC is: 12/31/2070 Vil: 02/06 - 03/13/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF BOP MW RESIDENTIAL MARKET LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 01/29/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 250 Vesey St., 15th Fl., New York, NY 10281. LLC formed in DE on 01/16/14. 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: 02/06 - 03/13/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF THE FRIENDS OF LENOX LOUNGE LLC Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 11/20/2013. 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 Friends of Lenox Lounge LLC, 45 West 132nd Street, Suite 10K NY 10037 Purpose: To engage in any lawful act or activity. Vil: 02/06 - 03/13/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF NYSANDY4 NBP22 LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/21/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: 60 Columbus Circle, NY, NY 10023. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 02/06 - 03/13/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF NYSANDY4 NBP23 LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/21/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: 60 Columbus Circle, NY, NY 10023. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 02/06 - 03/13/2014

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF NYSANDY5 NBP24 LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/21/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: 60 Columbus Circle, NY, NY 10023. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 02/06 - 03/13/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF NYSANDY5 NBP25 LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/21/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: 60 Columbus Circle, NY, NY 10023. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 02/06 - 03/13/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF ALCHEMY HOUSTON PARTNERS LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/24/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: One Penn Plaza, 34th Fl., NY, NY 10119. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, One Penn Plaza, Ste. 3406, NY, NY 10119. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 02/06 - 03/13/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF 7321 KISSENA LENDER LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/27/14. 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 The LLC, 1407 Broadway, 38th Fl., NewYork, NY 10018. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 02/06 - 03/13/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF BK FILM PROJECTS, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/27/14. 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 The LLC, 750 Lexington Ave., 28th Fl., New York, NY 10022. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 02/06 - 03/13/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF BUSTER K DOCUMENTARY PROJECT, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/27/14. 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 The LLC, 750 Lexington Ave., 28th Fl., New York, NY 10022. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 02/06 - 03/13/2014

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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LANDED NY L.L.C. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/12/13. 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, 1 Sheridan Square, Suite #6E, NYC, NY 10014. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 02/06 - 03/13/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF GL FAMILY LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/8/14. 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 Maryellen Goble, PLLC, 302 Fifth Avenue, 8th Fl., New York, NY 10001. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 02/06 - 03/13/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF ORCA TV, LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 1/16/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in VA on 5/22/09. 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. VA and principal business address: 10717 Falls Pointe Dr., Great Falls, VA 22066. Cert. of Org. filed with VA Clerk of the Corporation Commission, 1300 E. Main St., Richmond, VA 23219. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Vil: 02/06 - 03/13/2014 NAME OF LLC: PPL SERVICES LLC Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State: 12/24/13. 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 Quinn McCabe LLP, 9 E. 40th St., 14th Fl., NY, NY 10016. Purpose: any lawful act. Vil: 02/06 - 03/13/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF 118 GREENE STREET PARTNERS (NYC) LLC Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 1/17/14. Name amended to 118 Greene Street Partner (NYC) LLC. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 203 N. LaSalle St., Ste. 1900, Chicago, IL 60601. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Vil: 02/06 - 03/13/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF 118 GREENE STREET (NYC) LLC Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 1/17/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 203 N. LaSalle St., Ste. 1900, Chicago, IL 60601. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Vil: 02/06 - 03/13/2014

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NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF 165 E 66 PARKING, LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/29/13. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 10/29/13. 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. Address to be maintained in DE: 160 Greentree Dr., Ste. 101, Doveer, DE 19904. Arts of Org. filed with the DE Secy. of State, Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 3, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities. Vil: 01/30 - 03/06/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF HOT FRESH PIZZA/99C LLC Arts of Org filed with Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/26/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to: 10 W. 15th ST #1822 NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful act. 2220623 w.o Vil: 01/30 - 03/06/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF NORTHWIND RE, LLP Authority filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 1/6/14. Office location: NY County. Principal business address: 260 Madison AV, Ste 204, NY, NY 10016. LLP formed in Delaware (DE) on 01/03/14. 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: 260 Madison AV, Ste 204, NY, NY 10016. DE address of LLP: 1201 Orange St, Ste 600, Wilmington, DE 19699. Articles of Formation filed with DE Secretary of State, Division of Corporations, 401 Federal Street, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Vil: 01/30 - 03/06/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF NORTHLIGHT REAL ESTATE OPPORTUNITY FUND I L.P. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/15/14. Office location: New York County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/18/13. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 64 Wall St., Ste. 212, Norwalk, CT 06850. DE address of LP: 160 Greentree Dr., Ste. 101, Dover, DE 19904. Name/ address of genl. ptr. available from SSNY. Cert. of LP filed with DE Secy. of State, Division of Corporation, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities. Vil: 01/30 - 03/06/2014

NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF NINETEEN WEST REALTY COMPANY LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/03/13. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 11/27/06. Princ. office of LLC: c/o Solow Realty & Development Company, LLC, 9 W. 57th St., Ste. 4500, NY, NY 10019. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o General Counsel at the princ. office of the LLC. DE addr. of LLC: Corporation Service Co., 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: 01/30 - 03/06/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF ERIN HYNES INTERIORS, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/7/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 660 White Plains Rd., Ste. 615, Tarrytown, NY 10591. Purpose: any lawful activities. Vil: 01/30 - 03/06/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF MOLTON BROWN USA LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/30/13. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/27/13. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o The Corporation Trust Company, Corporation Trust Center, 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801, also the address to be maintained in DE. Arts of Org. filed with the DE Secretary of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities. Vil: 01/30 - 03/06/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF WEST 87 PARTNERS, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/13/13. 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 The LLC, 1325 Franklin Avenue, Ste. 255, Garden City, NY 11530. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 01/30 - 03/06/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF THREE COHENS LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/16/14. 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, 250 E. 54th St., Apt. 36A, New York, NY 10022. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 01/30 - 03/06/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF WALCOTT SHOE LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/24/04. Office location: New York County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 1536 3rd Ave., 3rd Fl., New York, NY 10028. Purpose: any lawful purpose. Vil: 01/30 - 03/06/2014

NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF AGR EUROPE LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 1/7/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in DE on 1/6/14. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o Angelo Gordon & Co., L.P., 245 Park Ave., 26th Fl., NY, NY 10167, principal business address. DE address of LLC: c/o The Corporation Trust Co., 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: 01/30 - 03/06/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF AG OWL GP LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 1/7/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in DE on 1/6/14. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o Angelo Gordon & Co., L.P., 245 Park Ave., 26th Fl., NY, NY 10167, principal business address. DE address of LLC: c/o The Corporation Trust Co., 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: 01/30 - 03/06/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF BTG PACTUAL COMMODITIES TRADING (US) LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 1/8/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 400 Atlantic St., Stamford, CT 06901. LLC formed in DE on 10/28/13. 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:The Corporation Trust Co., 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: 01/30 - 03/06/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF SHEEPSHEAD DEBT LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 9/18/13. 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 Bluestone Group, 225 Broadway, 32nd Fl., NY, NY 10007. Purpose: any lawful activities. Vil: 01/23 - 02/27/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF PVS DESIGN LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/13/14. 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 Phillips Nizer LLP, 666 Fifth Ave., NY, NY 10103. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 01/23 - 02/27/2014

TRIGABO MARKETING LLC a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 11/15/13. 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, 116 W. 23rd St., NY, NY 10011. General Purpose. Vil: 01/23 - 02/27/2014 NOTICE OF QUAL. OF 33/34 WEST OWNER LLC Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 11/12/13. Office loc.: NY County. LLC org. in DE 11/8/13. 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, the Reg. Agt. upon whom proc. may be served. 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: 01/23 - 02/27/2014 NOTICE OF QUAL. OF 574 FIFTH AVENUE LESSEE LLC Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 11/20/13. Office loc.: NY County. LLC org. in DE 11/20/13. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to NRAI, 160 Greentree Dr., #101, Dover, DE 19904, the princ. office addr. of LLC. Cert. of Form. on file: SSDE, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purp.: any lawful activities. Vil: 01/23 - 02/27/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF WALKER & DUNLOP COMMERCIAL PROPERTY FUNDING, LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/07/13. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 11/05/13. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, Attn: Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543, regd. agent upon whom and at which process may be served. DE addr. of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 01/23 - 02/27/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF RED AWNING LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/10/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 11/14/13. Princ. office of LLC: 246 W. 44th St., NY, NY 10036. 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, New Castle Cnty., DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of the State of DE, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 01/23 - 02/27/2014

BRIGHT BEGINNINGS NYC LLC a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 9/16/13. Office location: NewYork County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Joseph Ben Moshe, 111 Fulton St., Unit 701, NY, NY 10038. General Purpose. Vil: 01/23 - 02/27/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF TPMN INVESTORS VI LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/10/14. 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 Phillips Nizer LLP, 666 Fifth Ave., NY, NY 10103. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 01/23 - 02/27/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF SKILLEDUP LLC Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 11/6/13. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 205 E. 63rd St., #12D, NY, NY 10065. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave., Ste. 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Vil: 01/23 - 02/27/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF BR PRIVATE EQUITY 2014 LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/08/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/24/13. Princ. office of LLC: 630 Fifth Ave., Ste. 2100, NY, NY 10111. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the princ. office of the LLC. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of the State of DE, Office of the Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 01/16 - 02/20/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF 15 CHRISTOPHER STREET LLC Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 12/23/2013. 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: 15 CHRISTOPHER STREET LLC, c/o JoAnne McShane, 15 Christopher Street, NewYork, New York 10014. Purpose: To engage in any lawful act or activity. Vil: 01/16 - 02/20/2014

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF JOANNA’S CONSULTING, LLC Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 12/16/2013 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: JoAnna’s Consulting, LLC, 270 First Avenue, Apt.6E, New York, NY 10009. Purpose: To engage in any lawful act or activity. Vil: 01/16 - 02/20/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF BOP 450 WEST 33 II LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 12/24/13. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 250 Vesey St., 15th Fl., New York, NY 10281. LLC formed in DE on 12/19/13. 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: 01/16 - 02/20/2014 S2UARED PRODUCTIONS LLC a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 12/23/13. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Staci Sarkin, 415 W. 24th St., Ste. 1K, NY, NY 10011. General Purpose. Vil: 01/16 - 02/20/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF 203 EAST 71 ST LLC AMENDED TO MMH CAPITAL LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/18/13. 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, 180 E. 64th St., NewYork, NY 10065. Purpose: any lawful purpose. Vil: 01/16 - 02/20/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF CERBERUS INSTITUTIONAL ASSOCIATES CT, L.L.C. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 12/17/13. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 875 3rd Ave., NY, NY 10022. LLC formed in DE on 7/2/13. 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, 111 8th Ave., 13th Fl., NY, NY 10011. DE addr. of LLC: The Corporation Trust Co., 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 01/16 - 02/20/2014

NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF TPH ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE FUND MANAGEMENT, LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 4/18/13. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 1111 Bagby, Houston, TX 77002. LLC formed in DE on 8/1/11. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: CT Corporation, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011. 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: any lawful activity. Vil: 01/16 - 02/20/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF ABBOTT CAPITAL SELECT BUYOUTS PARTNERS III, L.P. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 12/20/13. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 1290 Ave. of the Americas, 9th Fl., NY, NY 10104. LP formed in DE on 7/17/13. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LP 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 LP: c/o The Corporation Trust Company, 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Name/addr. of genl. ptr. available 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: 01/16 - 02/20/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF ABBOTT SELECT BUYOUTS FUND III, L.P. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 12/20/13. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 1290 Ave. of the Americas, 9th Fl., NY, NY 10104. LP formed in DE on 7/17/13. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LP 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 LP: c/o The Corporation Trust Company, 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Name/addr. of genl. ptr. available 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: 01/16 - 02/20/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF TPH ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE FUND PLUS, LP Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 5/14/13. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 1111 Bagby, Houston, TX 77002. LP formed in DE on 8/1/11. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to the DE addr. of the LP: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Regd. agent upon whom process may be served: CT Corp, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011. Name/addr. of genl. ptr. available from NY Sec. of State. Cert. of LP filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 01/16 - 02/20/2014

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Is it a 2-on-1 game again? City files notice on N.Y.U. sity basketball team was playing Washington University-St. Louis, and a match between the women’s hoops teams was up next. A few days earlier the gym had been packed for a wrestling match. Peter Rea, a film professor who is part of N.Y.U. FASP and was watching the Leguizamo game, said it’s Coles, not the Kimmel Center, that is, in fact, the university’s true student center. “We await the recommendations of the University Space Priorities Working Group, but there is no question that the university needs additional space for academic facilities, classrooms, dorms, faculty housing and an updated gym,” said N.Y.U. spokesperson Lentz. “Should the decision be made to move forward with

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a replacement gym for the three to four years during the Zipper’s construction, the university is holding off on answering that until the working group’s report is issued, but says that it does need an “updated” gym.” Coles was built in 1981. An earlier plan to build a temporary gym — that could be used by N.Y.U.’s Division III varsity basketball, volleyball, fencing and wrestling teams — in the Washington Square Village courtyard on the northern superblock was scrapped in the face of neighbors’ opposition. Last Sunday, as Leguizamo was battling the 12and 13-year-olds on the hardwood, Coles was bustling with activity. The men’s var-

Tana’s 15 not enough as N.Y.U. Violets edged by streaking Bears SPORTS

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ew York University’s men’s basketball team lost a tight contest in their final, regular-season, home game against conference powerhouse Washington University-St. Louis at the Coles gym, on Mercer St., on Sunday. In the 79-75 loss, senior guard Ryan Tana scored a team-high 15 points to go along with a pair of steals and four assists. Tana along with fellow senior and his co-captain Jed Borovik were honored by university director of athletics, Christopher Bledsoe, university director of athletics, before the game. Both Tana and Borovik were integral members of the team during the past four years. Spurred on by the opening ceremonies, N.Y.U. (15-7 over all, 5-6 in the University Athletic Association) jumped out to a quick 5-point lead, 13-8 about five minutes in. After taking a timeout, which helped quiet down the raucous Coles gym, the Bears (20-2, undefeated in conference play) settled down. The Midwest team then responded by going on a 7-0 run to take a 15-13 lead. An Evan Kupferberg jump shot cut the visitors’ lead to 30-26 with five minutes left in the half. But the Bears’ Alan Aboona answered back with a clutch 3-pointer. Washington took a 40-35 lead into halftime. The Bears opened the second half with a pair of layups in the opening minute to take a 9-point lead, their largest lead of the game, at 44-35. Center Costis Gontikas sparked the Violets with a powerful dunk. That began an 8-2 run to pull the Violets within 3 points at the 16:53 mark. The N.Y.U. squad battled back to tie the game when Tana sunk an open 3 to knot it

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a new facility on the Coles site, the university will address the temporary recreational needs of Coles users — including our team athletes and those who use Coles for recreation and fitness — until a new facility is complete.”

his Law Department on the decision. “I think a lot of the community concerns were valid,” de Blasio said, “and we’re going to work with the community going forward.”

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‘Hey, what about us!’

Meanwhile, Andrew Berman, executive director of G.V.S.H.P., said it was puzzling to hear that the city had filed a notice of appeal in support of the N.Y.U. plan. “His public comments at the press conference expressed sympathy with us and the concerns we raised,” he noted of Mayor de Blasio. Indeed, at a press conference in January, the mayor was asked if the whole N.Y.U. plan should now be “reset” in light of Mills’s ruling, and if the city would start its review of the project all over again. De Blasio responded that he felt the university’s earlier version of the plan was “too expansive,” and that as the then public advocate, he called for it to be scaled back, which was done. As public advocate, he approved that final plan. But Mayor de Blasio said all lawsuits have larger ramifications for the city, so he was withholding legal judgment until hearing more from

Meanwhile, N.Y.U. said it is also awaiting the working group’s report before it says whether it will finance upgrades to windows and air-conditioner units at 88 Bleecker St., the 100-unit co-op across the street from Coles, as part of efforts to mitigate construction impacts. The co-op says they deserve the upgrades since they would be in the “significant impact zone” for the construction work — and especially since N.Y.U. is installing new soundmuffling windows and A/C-unit sleeves in its own Washington Square Village and Silver Towers buildings. Beyond that, the co-op residents are disappointed and angry that Mills’s ruling didn’t deem the open-space strip in front of Coles parkland, since that would keep the Zipper project from moving forward. N.Y.U. plans to use part of that open-space strip for the new building.

SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK -- COUNTY OF NEW YORK – Ryan Tana was game in his final game, but the perennially powerful Bears were just too tough.

at 52-52. Minutes later, N.Y.U. regained the lead, 57-55, when Tana converted a layup with 9:55 left. The Violets couldn’t hold that slim lead, however. They fought back to make it a 2-point game with two seconds left. But the Bears sealed the deal with a pair of free throws that put the game out of reach. “I thought we played very hard and with a lot of intensity," said Joe Nesci, the Violets head coach. “We did a good job of getting the ball inside, but Washington’s interior defense was very strong.” With the win, Washington University-St. Louis, which had been riding a 14-game winning streak, secured its third-straight U.A.A. title and clinched a spot in the 2014 NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Championship. This is the Bears’ fifth U.A.A. title in the last six seasons. Washington University is the first program in conference history to win three straight conference banners. The N.Y.U. hoops team will be back in action when they travel south to play at Emory University on Feb. 21. Next, they’ll go Upstate to take on the University of Rochester on Feb. 23, and will finish the three-game trip against Brandeis in their regular-season finale on March 2.

MARIA CRISTINA CASANOVA, Plaintiff, Against VLADEMIR BUCHEL, Defendant - SUMMONS WITH NOTICE -- Index No.:307460-13Plaintiff designates New York County as the place trial, the basis of the venue is Plaintiff’s residence: 445 East 14th St. #1D, New York, NY 10009-- ACTION FOR DIVORCE TO: VLADEMIR BUCHEL - YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to appear in this action by serving a notice of appearance on the Plaintiff within 30 days after the service of this summons is complete and in case you fail to appear judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demand in the notice set forth below. NOTICE: The nature of this action is to dissolve the marriage between the parties, on the grounds: DRL§170(7)-Irretrievable Breakdown in Relationship for at Least Six Months. PURSUANT TO the Uniform Rules of the Trial Courts, and Domestic Relations Law §236, Part B, Section 2, the parties are bound by certain automatic orders which shall remain in full force and effect during the pendency of the action. For further details you should contact the clerk of the matrimonial part, Supreme Court, 60 Centre Street, New York, NY 10007 tel. (646)386-3010 TO: VLADEMIR BUCHEL The foregoing summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an order of the Hon. Carol E. Huff a Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, dated the 23 day of January, 2014 and filed with the supporting papers in the Office of the Clerk of the County of New York. Dated: Jan. 23, 2014 New York, New York – Maria Cristina Casanova, Plaintiff Pro Se DRL 255 Notice. Please be advised that once the judgment of divorce is signed in this action, both parties must be aware that he or she will no longer be covered by the other party’s health insurance plan and that each party shall be responsible for his or her own insurance coverage, and may be entitled to purchase health insurance on his or her own through a COBRA option, if available.

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