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

April 24, 2014 • $1.00 Volume 83 • Number 47

Greenhouse landlord, passive about problem club, is on BID board BY SAM SPOKONY

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Not just on any given Sunday… . Elaborate “hats” were on display at the Easter Parade. See Page 15.

Drawing strength from an idol, teen says she’s undocumented BY SAM SPOKONY

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t a high-profile forum at the Lower Eastside Girls Club last Thursday, all eyes were initially on the organization’s featured guests, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton, who were there speaking and taking questions as part of the

Clinton Foundation’s “No Ceilings” initiative to empower girls across the world. But for one teen in attendance, the event’s Q&A period quickly became one of the most important moments of her life. Nova Bajamonti, 19, a student who began attending L.E.S. Girls Club

programs several years ago and has now become a proud Girls Club employee, raised her hand, stood up and made an admission that drew gasps and applause from the crowd. “For the first time publicly, I want to say that I’m an undocumented SPEAKING OUT, continued on p. 14

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lot of new tension has certainly risen around Greenhouse, the crime-plagued Hudson Square nightclub that has apparently shut down, for now, following recent violence and increased pressure from police.

Party fiends and celebrities love it (unless they’re being injured there), neighboring residents hate it, and the club’s new management is, at this point, nowhere to be found. But there’s at least one person who doesn’t seem to be too worried about the situation at the 150 GREENHOUSE, continued on p. 6

Radical lawyer pleads guilty to tax evasion, calls it a ‘witch hunt’ BY SARAH FERGUSON

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e’s defended everyone from Lower East Side squatters and the homeless denizens of Tompkins Square Park to the leaders of Hamas and most recently Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law. Now friends and sup-

porters of radical attorney Stanley Cohen are coming to his defense in the wake of Cohen’s decision to plead guilty to felony charges of “impeding” the Internal Revenue Service by failing to file taxes from 2005 to 2010 and failing to report more than $35,000 in cash payments from cliCOHEN, continued on p. 13


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hile noisy boozers at McSorley’s Old Ale House were busy Good Friday celebrating none too piously, right across the street at St. George Ukrainian Catholic Church, quieter proceedings were being observed at midday Mass. Inside the E. Seventh St. church, a solemn procession of robed priests slowly made its way as choral chants swelled. Rows of the devoted stood in their pews as a cloud of incense hung in the air. Exalted as the language of the sacred proceedings were, outside only profane words were flowing out of the mouths of the observant for none other than the Great Satan himself — Russian President Vladimir Putin. Despite the festive pre-Easter mood, Ukrainians, what is left of them in the increasingly hip East Village, were doubtful and dour about the international community’s efforts to broker peace between the bordering Eastern European countries. The blame for the crisis, which appears to be ratcheting up once more, rests squarely with the cunning ex-K.G.B. agent, they said. “Putin can’t be trusted,” one elderly parishioner said bitterly on the church’s steps. His claims for the Russian minority population’s safety in eastern Ukraine mask Putin’s true territorial ambitions for a greater Russia, she said. Despite peaceful reassurances from the Kremlin, war clouds no doubt are looming, she warned. As 40,000 Russian soldiers gathered thousands of miles away on Ukraine’s eastern border, outside a nearby meat market on Second Ave., a crowd braved the chill to line up to buy meat for the traditional breakfast on Easter Sunday. Among them was Mary Reszitnyk, a

first-generation Ukrainian-American. With the back of her hand, she pushed aside Russian claims to the eastern region like she was sweeping off Putin’s pieces during a game of Risk. Russians who live there should see themselves as migrants, not rightful heirs to the land, she declared. “Just because a lot of Russians went to live there doesn’t mean it’s theirs,” she said. All kinds of migrants come to live in America, she added, but they don’t claim it belongs to the old country. With “too much emotion” in the crowd, however, she predicts “there will be a fight and bloodshed.” Photos published on news Web sites Tuesday showing what appear to be Russian troops on Ukrainian soil might confirm her worst fears. They only amplified those of Taras Sherchenko, a Ukrainian native who was waiting outside the butcher for her husband with a bunch of groceries. She has been watching the news every day and frets that “the Communist” will never change and has ambitions that go beyond Russia’s eastern borders. “I am worried it will happen to the rest of Ukraine,” she said. Much of the crisis has been driven by Russia’s ire at Ukraine’s attempts to move closer to the European Union, a move Putin has been trying to stop. Scores have been killed in clashes, mostly, pro-independence Ukrainian protesters. If that indeed is Putin’s plan, Olga Kober, a Ukrainian immigrant, standing across the street from a memorial to her homeland’s dead on Second Ave., said it’s up to the West to stop the Russian strongman. Her people, she said, “want to move west” where there is a “different mentality.” “Russia is a big liar,” she said, “a very big liar.” After Easter festivities pass, she said, Putin will return to his schemes, which will, hopefully, amount to “probably nothing — if the U.S. and Europe don’t turn away.”

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ber in whose district the carriage horses are stabled. At an Earth Day rally in Union Square on Tuesday, we caught up with Johnson, who told us his position on the issue. Actually, he doesn’t support a total ban. “I am for a compromise which restricts the horses to Central Park,” he told us. We support de Blasio’s alternative of vintage cars powered by electricity with zero horse-poop emissions.

VILLAGE GAY RIGHTS MUSEUM? We recently heard some exciting news about an idea to create a gay civil rights museum in the Village. No such museum currently exists anywhere in New York City. The logical spot would be somewhere along Christopher St. — where the movement was born during the Stonewall Riots of June 1969 — and that’s exactly where the group is looking, we’re told. Kevin Jennings, the executive director of the Arcus Foundation, which advocates for L.G.B.T. equality and also protection of the great apes, is reportedly spearheading the effort. From 2009-11, Jennings was assistant deputy secretary for the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools at the U.S. Department of Education. A Community Board 2 source recently told us about a few sites that are being considered for the museum, one of them very seriously. However, the initiative is only in the formative stages right now, and no one wants to say too much — at least not on the record — about it. “This is very premature,” Jennings told us in an e-mail. “We haven’t had a first meeting even yet! Once we have some concrete plans I’d be happy to talk.”

A.G. TO KEYNOTE SQUAD CON: State Senator Daniel Squadron’s annual Community Convention has been a great way for local residents to see the man himself and share their neighborhood concerns, while also hearing a special keynote address from one of Squadron’s government colleagues. Squadron’s sixth convention will be on Sun., April 27, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., at Seward Park High School, 350 Grand St. This year, along with hearing about the senator’s ongoing work in his district — which includes both Lower Manhattan and parts of Brooklyn — and attendees giving their own thoughts on local issues from housing and transportation to arts funding, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman — himself a former Upper West Side state senator — will be giving the keynote address. It’s anyone’s guess what Schneiderman will talk about, but considering that he’s said to be a potential future candidate for governor, we think it’ll be worth showing up to hear what he and Squadron have to say.

YOU GO, ELF GIRL! Congratulations to the Lower East Side’s Reverend Jen for landing the cover photo on this week’s Time Out New York! The elfin-eared Villager contributor is the veritable symbol for the mag’s take on “The City’s Secret Weird Side — It’s still out there, you just have to look for it.” Well, if you’re a Villager reader, you don’t have to look hard for Reverend Jen: You can frequently find her right in the paper’s art section, where she writes her quirky “Adventures of an Underemployed Urban Elf” column — ranging from inebriated mini golf excursions in Hudson River Park to cheap L.E.S. thrills. “I am stoked to be on the cover!” Reverend Jen told us. “Though of course it means I'll have a dozen new stalkers. But it also means that maybe someone out there will buy one of my five published books and perhaps I’ll get a royalty check for the first time ever. Maybe someone will even publish one of the two books I wrote last year. I don’t know, but right now I don’t have a phone, a computer, rent money or any sense of stability whatsoever. Hoping this helps! I do like that they didn’t photoshop out the lines around my eyes. I earned those lines. And, in reference to The Villager, I have had a blast writing for it. Of course, anytime you get your writing out there, it puts you in the public eye, so no doubt it helped.” BLEECKER BOOK BROUHAHA: Albert Amateau’s article in last week’s issue on Judith Stonehill’s new book, “Greenwich Village Stories: A Collection of Memories,” cited an anecdote by Matt Umanov about how Bob Dylan once came into his Bleecker St. guitar shop and jammed, actually, rather badly. A couple of iconic neighboring Bleecker businesses — Ottomanelli & Sons Meat Market and John’s Pizza — read the article and promptly contacted our ad rep Colin Gregory wondering why they weren’t mentioned in the article, too. It turns out, though, they weren’t in the book, which is why they weren’t in the article. Stonehill said she apologizes if her tome inadvertently touched off an uproar. “I’m sorry to hear that Ottomanelli’s and John’s Pizza are irritated, especially since I’m an enthusiastic customer at both places. There are 66 stories in the book, but even so, some of my favorite Village places were not mentioned — including these two.” We agree, Ottomanelli’s and John’s Pizza are two of our favorite local businesses, too. GOTTA HAVE PARK: As we reported last week, the new restrooms in Washington Square Park are finally open. Doris Diether, of Community Board 2, told us she’s been fielding a lot of complaints “from both sexes — the men and the women,” about the facilities, that there aren’t enough of them. It’s clear that there are a lot fewer urinals and toilet bowls now than there were before. Beyond that, Bob Gormely, C.B. 2 district manager, said it probably would make sense to have some monitoring of the restrooms. “I

JOHNSON: NEIGH TO TOTAL BAN: The Daily News has bumped Lindsay Lohan and Minka Kelly right off its front page as it ratchets up its battle against Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to ban the horse carriages. Obviously, this must be serious business (“business” being the key word). Every day, it seems, the News has some Page One call for petition signatures in support of keeping the poor tourist-towing equines or some gauzy paean to the slaving horses by actor Liam Neeson. Well, Corey Johnson is the city councilmem-

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Gale Brewer, the hardest-working woman in government BY HEATHER DUBIN

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here are seven events on deck tonight, and Manhattan’s 27th borough president, Gale Brewer, wants to hit them all. This should come as no surprise. Brewer, a Democrat, formerly was the city councilmember for the Upper West Side’s District 6 for 12 years, during which she was on 10 different committees. From passing legislation to restrict large storefronts on the Upper West Side and sponsoring paid sick leave for workers, to preventing tenant evictions and leading technology initiatives, Brewer is determined. The office of borough president includes land-use oversight in Manhattan, under which Brewer can weigh in with advisory opinions on development projects. In addition, she can introduce legislation in partnership with a city councilmember. She chairs the Manhattan Borough Board, which includes representatives from all 12 of Manhattan’s community boards. She also appoints a member of the City Planning Commission, as well as all the community board members, and controls a portion of the city’s capital and expense budget. At the borough president’s office on Centre St., before the mad scramble begins, press secretary Stephanie Hoo goes over the schedule, skeptical they’ll be able to complete it — especially since the first stop is a Community Board 1 meeting with real estate on the agenda. And then there are logistics — traveling from Tribeca to the Upper East Side, with stops along the way in Harlem, Midtown, the Upper West Side and Hell’s Kitchen. Hoo offers a quick tour of the office. Aldrin Bonilla, deputy borough president for community and borough operations, is making his own Xerox copies. The tour is followed by an in-depth discussion of the vending machine down the hall. Much to the delight of staffers, the vending machine — previously stocked with healthy treats under Mayor Bloomberg — now sports junk food. “It literally happened last week — unannounced,” Hoo said. “There are Twizzlers and actual potato chips.” Brewer emerges from her office slightly after 6 p.m., coat on, holding a stack of manila file folders crammed with papers, and leads us out at a rapid clip. Her day started around 6:30 a.m., with letters, followed by an 8:30 a.m. meeting on business improvement districts and a press conference at 10:30 a.m. “And from there, on and on,” she said. Usually, after a busy day, she has an additional five to six meetings per night. After work, Brewer catches Errol Lewis’s “Inside City Hall” on NY 1 on TV. “FiOS won’t make a dent in New York because of Errol Lewis,” she said. “I try to get home by 10 p.m. to watch him, and

Borough President Gale Brewer had it “made in the shades” at the Earth Day festivities in Union Square on Tuesday.

then I read two newspapers. Read, read, read — watch the news, and have dinner.” Then she views MSNBC news programs, with a 12:30 a.m. bedtime. It’s now 6:30 p.m. as Andre Davis, the borough president’s driver, drops us at Hudson and Canal Sts., where Hunter College’s new master’s of fine arts program is based. A Community Board 1 meeting is being held here tonight. A South St. Seaport working group was implemented to advise developer Howard Hughes Corporation, which plans to build a 50-story residential-and-hotel tower and create a new market in the former Fulton Fish Market’s Tin Building. This working group of community members, politicians and a developer is unprecedented. “I’m new to this job, but not to bringing people together,” Brewer told the audience of roughly 100. She acknowledged the community’s role, touting the working group’s diversity and balanced perspective. Back in the car at 7 p.m., we deconstruct the meeting. Brewer thinks the working group concept is a good one. “You don’t need it for everyone,” she said, “just the big projects.” The conversation turns to affordable housing, one of the issues Brewer campaigned on. She recalled the J-51 tax abatements under former Mayor Ed Koch, which allowed landlords to renovate apartments, and then bring them to market rate, which started the neighborhood’s gentrification. “That was happening on the West Side,”

Brewer said. “They weren’t renovated. No way. They might’ve been if it was monitored correctly. What you need is a balance. It’s tipped over.” Brewer is an advocate of Mitchell-Lama housing. The program was created in 1955, designed to give working moderate- and middle-income families affordable apartments. There are more than 44,600 Mitchell-Lama units — both rentals and co-ops — in New York. “They’re in your block association, parent / teacher associations, and book groups — all things that make the neighborhood,” she said of Mitchell-Lama residents. “If the rents are high, then they’re worried about that.” “We all dream about another MitchellLama program,” she added. “State Senator Jeff Klein mentioned it the other day. He indicated he would want that.” It’s 7:22 p.m. and next up is a town hall meeting hosted by state Senator Brad Hoylman at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, on W. 59th St. One hundred and forty people have turned out to learn about and voice their views on the mayor’s “Vision Zero” traffic and pedestrian safety plan. “Vision Zero” aims to eliminate trafficrelated fatalities within a decade. On the same subject, Brewer shared how deeply affected she was at a recent press conference on pedestrian deaths in traffic accidents. “I’m glad I was wearing glasses,” she said, clarifying with emphasis, “sunglasses. There were about 30 families with pic-

tures of family members killed.” The “Beep” did not mince words concerning bicycle delivery workers. “Merchants have to talk to delivery people in other languages, and explain rules and regulations,” she said. “It’s important.” It’s 7:43 p.m. On to Harlem, but running a bit behind schedule. “There are so many events, and tonight, I have people at every one of them — from precinct meetings to community boards,” she said. “I like to cover small meetings, as well — ears to the ground, then I can see what needs to be done.” An Uptown “storefront office” for Brewer on 125th St. is in the works. Unlike her Downtown one, it will be open daily, with no identification required to enter and get assistance. “It’s going to be awhile,” she said of her Harlem H.Q. “City agencies are so slow.” We reach P.S. 133, at 130th St. and Fifth Ave. slightly after 8 p.m. for a meeting, but everyone has already left. The next two events are nixed for time. At 8:15 p.m., Davis next ferries us to the Four Freedoms Democratic Club Kick-Off Party at Off the Rails, a bar on the Upper East Side. Davis began as a driver for the Borough President’s Office in 1987 for David Dinkins, when the former mayor was B.P. There’ve been several more who have held the office since then. “Gale is affectionately known as ‘Number Five,’ ” he said. “Andre is very much adored in New York,” Brewer said. “You go places and that’s who people know. When I say he’s outside, people come running out.” At the steering wheel, Davis keeps the car easily flowing with traffic. “I try to keep it low key,” he said. “It’s a little less stressful with Gale.” At 8:30 p.m., the political club’s party is in full swing. Brewer speaks briefly on affordable housing and healthcare. “This is what seems to be the most preeminent group in the district,” City Councilman Ben Kallos said of the mixed-age crowd. We edge toward the door at 8:45 p.m., waiting for various people vying to talk to Brewer. Our final destination, at 9 p.m., is a shelter, which can’t be named. Brewer spoke candidly with staff workers about preventing homelessness in preparation for testimony at a Council hearing on shelters that week. Forty minutes later, we get into the car one last time, exhausted. It was a long day, which will be repeated — by Brewer — again and again. Most of those she encounters probably don’t realize how busy her days are. “People have no idea,” she said. “They see you and they want you to solve their problems.”

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Varick St. club. “Whatever’s gonna happen is gonna happen,” said John Maltz, the club’s landlord, in an April 23 telephone interview. In addition to his role overseeing the Varick St. building, Maltz also wields some additional influence in the area as a board member of the Hudson Square Connection, the newly rezoned neighborhood’s business improvement district, or BID. The BID has declined to comment on the ongoing Greenhouse situation. “A lot of people around here are looking at me and saying, ‘Hey, why don’t you do something about this?’ ” Maltz told The Villager. “But I’m just an observer here,” he said. “I’m just sitting back and watching it all.” Well, maybe not quite all. Maltz said he had no idea that the State Liquor Authority sent a notice to Greenhouse on March 11 (in which his building management company was also named), alleging 11 different violations of the club’s liquor license since last March — citing brawls, illegal overcrowding and extreme noise — and threatening to revoke the license pending future hearings. The S.L.A. didn’t respond to request for comment about the status of those

proceedings. But the March 11 notice also specifically stated that, if the club’s license is revoked, the S.L.A. could take action affecting the landlord, by prohibiting the issuance of any alcoholic beverage license, for any business, on the premises for two years. Which is why the reporter assumed that Maltz was aware of the notice, before having to show it to him via e-mail in order to discuss the matter. “Well, it is what it is,” Maltz said, upon reading the document and seeing the possible two-year prohibition. He then went on to speculate somewhat freely about what he could do with the Varick St. space if Greenhouse were to go by the wayside. “You know, it’s a prime location,” he said. “If I get the space back, it could be used for any number of purposes. And then if it became a wine-tasting book club someday, the S.L.A. probably wouldn’t have any problems with that.” In any case, that notice could have something to do with why Greenhouse’s operators may have temporarily rescinded a recent application to renew their liquor license, which expires at the end of this month — although they couldn’t be reached for comment. Some media outlets have reported that the operators never filed that application, but they did file it back in March, accord-

Greenhouse has an eco-chic theme but has been plagued by violence.

ing to Community Board 2, which wrote a resolution opposing the application after receiving word of it from the S.L.A. Speaking of the club’s operators, although they haven’t said anything publicly, it’s been reported that the club — which still has several years left on its lease, Maltz noted — will soon be undergoing renovations and rebranding. “Their plan is to remodel and improve the venue in order to create a better relationship with the community,” Maltz said of the unnamed ownership, which, he added, took over from the previous operators several months ago. Specific details about the nature of those improvements are still unclear, but the landlord stated that, “a lot of times, it’s just about changing the kind of music you play, because that can change the clientele. “[The new operators] are not being thickheaded about this, and their intent is to be a responsible neighbor,” he said. But a local resident who has helped lead the charge against a renewal of Greenhouse’s liquor license — citing alleged drug deals on the block, along with frequent street fights and both urination and defecation around neighboring buildings — didn’t share Maltz’s easygoing attitude about the future of the club. “They have zero credibility with the neighborhood, and I don’t think any us believe they’re really going to clean up their act,” said Richard Blodgett, president of the Charlton St. Block Association, which represents residents who live just around the corner from the club. He’s been backed by a neighboring block association on Vandam St., which consists of residents who live just steps away from the crimeplagued hot spot. “Our hope is that they will close and stay closed,” said Blodgett, who has previously met with Maltz to discuss residents’ concerns about Greenhouse. “I give him credit for meeting with us, but John just doesn’t want to acknowledge that this is a problem in the neighborhood,” the block association president said of the landlord. Blodgett also noted that at least 50 residents who live around the club have already written to the S.L.A. to oppose a new liquor license. For his part, Maltz considers residential concerns to be a natural product of a

“neighborhood in transition,” since Hudson Square had previously been a largely industrial, manufacturing-zoned area. “The reality is that anytime they rezone an area, this is a typical friction point, and suddenly the uses that were grandfathered in come under pressure,” he said, referring to the fact that Greenhouse was allowed to remain in place after last year’s Hudson Square rezoning banned large nightclubs from the area. The landlord explained that he sympathizes with long-term residents of the surrounding area, who’ve had to deal with the club’s raucous presence in recent years. But he didn’t express the same sympathy to anyone who might buy a home near the club in the future (if the place remains open and licensed). “Nobody is sympathetic with people who buy houses next to J.F.K. Airport and then complain about the noise,” he said. But it isn’t just residents who’ve railed against the nightclub — they’re now backed by the neighborhood’s elected officials. “The State Liquor Authority should shut down Greenhouse, once and for all,” said state Senator Brad Hoylman, in an e-mailed statement to The Villager. “The operators have clearly shown they don’t know how to run a safe venue for customers, and in the process they’ve shown no respect for the local neighborhood. “The situation doesn’t call for a ‘rebranding’ of the venue, a laughable suggestion from the owners,” Hoylman continued, “but for the S.L.A. to take the strongest action possible and revoke the license for Greenhouse entirely — period, end of story — before someone else gets seriously injured, or worse.” Back in March, Hoylman, Assemblymember Deborah Glick and City Councilmember Corey Johnson had also written letters to the S.L.A. opposing Greenhouse’s liquor license application shortly after C.B. 2 voiced its own opposition. “Well, there you have it — there are political forces at work here,” Maltz declared, when asked about the elected officials’ condemnation of the club. Thinking in terms of the politicians’ responsiveness to local residents, he stated that none of the commercial tenants in Hudson Square have come to him, or the BID, with complaints about the presence of Greenhouse in the area. “From a commercial perspective, the club really has no presence, because they’re not even open during [daytime] business hours,” the landlord said. “But, of course, the commercial tenants here can’t vote for the local councilmember.” Meanwhile, Blodgett and his supporters are just hoping that the rebranding and reopening of Greenhouse is nothing more than a pipe dream for its new operators. “It’s been hell for our neighborhood,” he said. “All we want is for them to be gone, and for something that actually benefits the community to replace them.”

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Video surveillance image of alleged suspect in a grand-larceny pattern.

Thief on spree

Police are hunting for an unidentified man who has allegedly pulled off seven brazen thefts — apparently targeting young men and women in their 20s — across Greenwich Village and Kips Bay in less than three months. The suspect, shown above in video surveillance footage, began on Feb. 28, when he hit the Chipotle restaurant at 55 E. Eighth St. around 9 p.m., snatched a 24-year-old woman’s wallet and snuck out, cops said. He then reportedly struck on March 18 inside Think Coffee, at 250 Mercer St., entering around 3 p.m. and swiping a 28-year-old man’s laptop and electronic tablet after the victim had left the items unattended. The suspect made off with another unattended laptop on March 22 around 2:15 p.m., in the Starbucks at 45 W. Fourth St., police said. Then on April 5, he reportedly made his move farther uptown and hit the Pit Stop bar, at 123 E. 24th St., where he stole a 26-year-old man’s bag. Just two days later, he was back in the Village — first, around 6:30 p.m. on April 7, when he allegedly snatched a woman’s wallet and laptop inside Artichoke Pizza, at 111 MacDougal St., and then around 6 p.m. on April 8, when he allegedly stole a female New York University student’s laptop from inside a campus building at 5 University Place. Most recently, the same suspect reportedly struck on April 14, when he entered the Pot Belly Deli, at E. 32nd St. and Park Ave. South, around 5:45 p.m. and swiped the backpack of a woman, 22, police said.

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Video surveillance image of alleged suspect in assault of Lower East Side senior.

Senior beaten, robbed

Police are searching for an unidentified man who allegedly beat up and robbed a senior citizen inside the latter’s Lower East Side apartment building on April 15, leaving the elderly man hospitalized. The suspect, shown above in video surveillance footage, reportedly followed the 65-year-old into the building at Madison and Pike Sts. around 6:20 p.m., and menacingly cornered him in the fourth-floor stairwell. After the suspect demanded money, he allegedly punched the senior, causing him to fall down the stairs and suffer a fractured knee, for which he was later treated at NY Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital (formerly NY Downtown Hospital). While the senior was down, the suspect reportedly swiped his wallet — containing $1,600 in cash and multiple credit cards — and fled the scene. Cops described the suspect as a black male in his 30s, about 6 feet 1 inch tall and 220 pounds, last seen wearing red sweatpants, a red hooded sweatshirt, a black jacket and a red baseball cap.

Bank robber busted

Police arrested James Walton, 40, on April 16 after he was nabbed following an attempted bank robbery near Washington Square Park, and then confessed to robbing

around $22,000 from 11 different banks over the past three months. Walton reportedly walked into the Capital One bank at 21 University Place just before 11 a.m., approached a teller and passed her a note demanding cash and stating that he had a gun. The teller refused, running away from the window. Another teller recgonized Walton — because he had allegedly robbed that bank before — and immediately called 911, police said. Along with the prior incident at that University Place bank, cops had been investigating Walton for other robberies in the Flatiron District and Midtown and on the Upper East Side and Upper West Side, all since March 6. Knowledge of the alleged crook’s past history reportedly aided the Sixth Precinct officer who was able to catch Walton on April 16, minutes after tracking him from the Greenwich Village attempted robbery site. Police Officer Brian Daniels, who got the call that morning, immediately drove Uptown to the Flatiron District to scope out the scene, and quickly spotted Walton as he was about to enter a bank near the corner of E. 25th St. and Park Ave. South, the New York Post reported. The sharp-eyed officer jumped out of his car and arrested Walton at that corner, leading the perpetrator to reportedly groan and say, “You got me.” Following his confession later that day, Walton was charged with nine counts of robbery and two counts of attempted robbery.

Septuagenarian scammer

Police arrested Michael Forman, 72, on April 16 after he allegedly conned another man out of $4,200 through a bogus apartment rental scheme. The victim, 47, told cops he saw a listing

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went in there once and there was a guy with his pants down washing his genitals,” he said. “That’s not something kids should have to see.” Gormley said it was also his understanding that it was the Parks Department, in fact, that had offered the police a small space in the new building to be used to monitor the park’s myriad surveillance cameras. This would allow for the removal of the unsightly police trailer that has been sitting just south of the park for more than a decade and inside which the monitor screens are located. …. Meanwhile, former City Councilmember Alan Gerson called us the other day to say he had just walked past the new cable-rope structure and sunken play meadow, and his heart was warmed to see all the kids enjoying it. He and other park advocates had fought to save “the mounds,” the small play hills that were

for an apartment at 98-100 Thompson St., posted by Forman, back in February, and met him to make a deal on renting the place. The two men reportedly met on Feb. 4, inside the Citibank at 555 LaGuardia Place, where the victim handed over the cash for the first and last month’s rent, police said. As days, weeks and then two months went by without receiving a lease or access to the apartment, the victim apparently realized that he’d been had, and reported Forman to police on April 14. The crafty senior, who lives in Chelsea, was apprehended two days later by officers who were aware of his identity based on the victim’s report. Forman was charged with grand larceny. A police source said the elderly man has a history of scamming, and has previously been arrested for multiple similar crimes.

Don’t eat the sauce!

Eric Baez, 42, was arrested April 19 after he allegedly snuck into the basement of a Japanese restaurant and began masturbating. Witnesses at Takashi, a ramen joint at 456 Hudson St., told cops that Baez made his way inside shortly before 4 p.m., without taking a table or getting any permission to stay. Employees said they later found him in the basement around 4:45 p.m., as he was in the middle of slapping his noodle. Baez was charged with public lewdness and criminal trespassing.

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there before, or replace them with a comparable play feature. “I think that the undeniable story is that our persistence and vision was vindicated,” he told us. “Kids were running up and down, rolling down the slopes, or of course climbing the apparatus. My closest adviser, Sophie Gerson, a phys-ed teacher, always said kids need to run — it’s an important part of physical fitness. We had to pull teeth with Parks to get this. It shows how representatives have to put their foot down with bureaucracy.” In fact, he said, there’s room to expand the play area even a bit more. Gerson and park advocates also successfully struggled to save several seating alcoves, a design Parks wanted to scrap in the renovation project. We asked Gerson about what he’s up to now career-wise. His recent attempt at a political comeback was sadly sidetracked by his mother’s passing. “Right now,” he said, contentment in his voice, “I’m just thinking about the park.”

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RID leader faces rap after gun is found in her home BY LINCOLN ANDERSON

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PHOTOS COURTESY JESSICA BERK

essica Berk — who sprang into the spotlight more than a decade ago with her controversial quality-oflife group Residents in Distress, or RID — was recently in distress herself when she was arrested after a gun was found in her Christopher St. apartment. According to police, the firearm was discovered on Mon., March 31, around 11 a.m. Berk confirmed this. In fact, it was actually she who called The Villager to report the news. Detective Jimmy Alberici, a Sixth Precinct community affairs officer, said a “court-ordered cleanup” of Berk’s apartment, which she shares with her mother, who is in her 90s, was going on at the time. “One of the people hired to do the cleanup found the gun under a cabinet,” he said. Alberici said the weapon was a small-bore Jennings. Since it was unloaded, Berk was only charged with misdemeanor criminal weapon possession in the fourth degree. “I don’t know what caliber,” Alberici said. “It looked like a .22 or a .25. It was in good condition. It wasn’t a Civil War gun. She didn’t have a license, and she claimed she didn’t know it was there.” Berk gave The Villager her account of what happened. Basically, she said, police were outside the apartment during the cleanup due to “an ongoing landlord / tenant thing with my mother.” Jessica Berk, 55, was born in the two-bedroom rent-controlled apartment. When the gun was found, she said, her mother was not at home but was doing a stint in physical rehab for a few weeks for her knee. Berk admitted the place was pretty cluttered. “It wasn’t really filled to the rafters, but it was halfway there,” she said, “mostly filled with memorabilia and artwork.” According to Berk, her family has had a rocky relationship with the building’s management. Berk said a bunch of workers and inspectors were going in and out of the apartment in the weeks before the gun was found. “A number of workers were in the apartment, in and out for weeks and weeks,” she said. “They were moving out stuff for weeks. They threw out my mother’s table, furniture. “Apparently someone discovered a gun. They said it didn’t have a magazine, so it wasn’t a — what’s that word? — a felony.” Berk denied prior knowledge of there having been a firearm in her apartment, saying it came as news to her.

RID founder Jessica Berk was arrested last month after a handgun was discovered in her apartment.

“[It was] to my surprise, yeah,” she said. “I don’t own a gun.” Asked if she knew what type of pistol it was, she said, “I’m pretty nearsighted. I didn’t get a good look at it. It looked like a tiny, little toy.” Contrary to what Alberici called a gun in good shape, Berk stated, to her, it appeared “old and dusty.” She said when she entered the apartment, she saw the handgun on the ground, by the door. “He was pushing it with his foot,” she said. It wasn't clear if she was referring to one of the workers or an officer. “I heard one of the officers say it had been there for years,” she added. “I heard it was found in the file cabinet — it was behind a table, it fell from a drawer.” She said, after the gun was discovered, it then took around an hour and a half before anything happened because police were busy speaking on the phone to “Legal”

Leo and Ruth Berk, then unmarried, circa 1955 outside the Waverly Lounge, which Leo ran, in what is today the Washington Square Hotel.

about it. She was then taken to the Sixth Precinct and read her Miranda rights. She said she was then held 11 hours at the precinct, during which she was “shackled to a bench” — except for a break when a detective questioned her — and not allowed to use the bathroom or get a drink of water for several hours until there was a change of shift. “According to my lawyer, it’s a fabulous case,” she said. “I’ll have another federal case.” Berk noted her lawyer wants to collect DNA evidence as part of the defense. Next, Berk was taken down to Central Booking and put into a group holding cell. “It was filthy,” she said. “The people in there were all repeat criminals — a lot of domestic violence. But compared to my treatment at the Sixth Precinct, it was preferable.” Her next court date is May 15. Berk definitely has a love-hate relationship with the Sixth. She has sued the precinct in the past for false arrest, and has another open suit against it. Yet, she also, at one point, sought to have a baby with one of its officers through artificial insemination, but the wish was unrequited. The officer also happened to be gay. So, in fact, was another one of the men atop Berk’s spermGUN RID-DLE, continued on p. 12

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Just say no to Nublu To The Editor: Re “Nublu is cool” (letter, by Mac McGill, April 10): Let me start off by saying that Mac McGill and I have been good friends for many years. Next, let me point out that I am not particularly for, or against, the new bars. Because Community Board 3 sold out the neighborhood years ago, the new bars are here and I don’t believe there is a whole lot that we can do about it. Will all of that said, I would remind Mac that he and his family live on what is basically a quiet, residential side street. He does not have a late-night al fresco sports bar almost directly across the street. His building is not sandwiched between a latenight bar/garden restaurant and a cheap pizza parlor that caters to the late-night bar crowd, which is also right next door to the Nublu site, which just happens to be

two doors up from a late-night al fresco restaurant/bar. One last thing (that I can think of) that Mac does not have to deal with is dozens of people hailing cabs every morning between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. (after 4 a.m. on weekends). If Mac and his family find Nublu to be such a good neighbor, perhaps they can go up and down their block with a petition and bring Nublu… . No, wait a minute, Nublu tried that, and while they obviously made good money as a semi-neighborhood bar, they have decided to go for the big money and cater to — guess who? — the late-night bar crowd a.k.a. the aging frat boys. Jerry The Peddler

Protect this gem To The Editor: Re “Museum fears plaster disaster from next-door hotel

project” (news article, April 17): When something new threatens something old, deeper considerations must be taken to preserve the integrity of our past. The Merchant’s House museum is a treasure that has kept her petticoats and plasterwork demurely intact these 182 years, and is now threatened with a new structure that, if it finally wins its go-ahead, will shake her very foundation, literally. The Merchant’s House museum is an old and cherished house, kept alive by its devoted conservators and docents, retaining and adding to its historical value in this city. I live on the West Coast but was privileged to be introduced to this little gem on a recent visit to New York City. A new eightstory hotel only feet from the museum’s western wall would physically threaten this fragile piece of history. In a society that seems to only value youth and disposability, can we not learn to respect what

came before? Major construction next door may well cause this lovely bit of history to crumble. Landmarks Preservation Commission, please...stand firm. Thea Bernstein

Roberto had it right To The Editor: Re “Museum fears plaster disaster from next-door hotel project” (news article, April 17): This makes me cry! I had the privilege of being able to talk with Joe Roberto all the time when he was staff architect at New York University and I worked at N.Y.U. as well, and we got to talk about “space,” in general. Joe was a visionary who stood on the foundation of historic preservation. He was a gentleman and a scholar and took flights LETTERS, continued on p. 24

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The 3D economy and the transcendence of the state TALKING POINT BY GREG BEATO

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ast May, Cody Wilson produced an ingeniously brief but nuanced manifesto about individual liberty in the age of the ever-encroaching technostate — a single shot fired by a plastic pistol fabricated on a leased 3D printer. While Wilson dubbed his gun The Liberator, his interests and concerns are broader than merely protecting the Second Amendment. Wilson is ultimately aiming for the “transcendence of the state,” as he has said. And yet because of the nature of his invention, many observers reacted to his message as reductively as can be: “OMG, guns!” Local legislators were especially prone to this response. In California, New York and Washington, D.C., officials all floated proposals to regulate 3D-printed guns. In Philadelphia, the City Council successfully passed a measure prohibiting their unlicensed manufacture, with a maximum fine of $2,000. But if armies of Davids really want to transcend the state, there are even stronger weapons at their disposal: toothbrush holders, wall vases, bottle openers, shower caddies and tape dispensers. All these consumer goods and more you either can or will soon be able to produce using 3D printers. Imagine what will happen when millions of people start using the tools that produced The Liberator to make, copy, swap, barter, buy and sell all the quotidian stuff with which they furnish their lives. Rest in peace, Bed Bath & Beyond. Thanks for all the stuff, Foxconn, but we get our gadgets from Pirate Bay and MEGA now. Once the retail and manufacturing carnage starts to scale, the government carnage will soon follow. How can it not, when only old people pay sales tax, fewer citizens obtain their incomes from traditional, easy-to-tax jobs, and large corporate taxpayers start folding like daily newspapers? Without big business, big government can’t function. 3D printing is a painstaking process, with extruders or lasers methodically building up objects one layer at a time. Most consumer-level devices currently only print in plastic, and only in one color. At online platforms such as Thingiverse. com — where 3D printing enthusiasts share open-source design files and post photos of their wares — the final products often look a little rough around the edges, without the spectacular gloss and streamlining we’ve come to expect from, say, a Dollar General toilet bowl scrubber. In many ways, 3D printing barely seems ready to disrupt the monochromatic knickknacks industry, much less the world. When it takes hours to produce a pencil cup, transcending the state may prove to be a tall order. And yet in the industrial realm, where 3D printing has been around for decades

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and goes by the name “additive manufacturing,” companies such as Boeing and General Electric are using much more sophisticated machines to produce parts for jet engines. Medical device companies use them to custom-manufacture hearing aids, replacement knees and designer prosthetics. In time, Cornell University professor Hod Lipson predicts in the 2013 book “Fabricated: The New World of 3D Printing” (Wiley), 3D printers will be capable of constructing houses with plumbing and wiring in place, and printing “vanity organs” for people who want new or improved athletic abilities. Inevitably, such technologies and capabilities will trickle down, and probably faster and more radically than many people anticipate. While MakerBot Replicators may still look a little too DIY for those of us who have yet to fully exploit the capacities of our microwave ovens, ease of use is evolving rapidly. In January, Adobe announced that it is adding 3D printing capabilities to Photoshop, giving users the ability to design three-dimensional objects and send them to their own printers or 3D printers in the cloud. A California startup called AIO Robotics is developing a machine that points the way toward a future where the goods in the picture-frame aisle at Target become just as easy to duplicate and manipulate as Metallica’s back catalog. It’s called Zeus. It looks like an unusually stylish kitchen appliance, and its creators, who met as students at the University of Southern California, describe it as the “world’s first 3D copy machine.” Place an object in its central chamber, then push a button. Zeus scans the object in 3D. Push another button, and Zeus uses the 3D file it has created to reproduce an exact plastic replica of your object. In essence, Zeus makes “making” even easier than consuming. If you decide you really, really like the pasta bowl your mom gave you for Christmas, you don’t even have to go to the

mall, or surf Amazon.com to get another. Just throw it in Zeus and push a button! In almost all visions of the 3D-printed future, manufacturing changes dramatically. If a high-end 3D printer can fabricate a pistol or a panini press on demand, why bother with huge production runs, global distribution networks, warehoused inventories and the cheap human labor that only under-regulated developing nations can provide? While it will still make sense to produce some goods in large quantities using traditional methods, manufacturing is poised to become a far more local, justin-time, customized endeavor. But if the nature of manufacturing is poised to change dramatically, what about the nature of consumption? In many ways, it’s even harder to imagine a city of, say, 50,000 without big-box retailers than it is to imagine it without a daily newspaper. So perhaps 3D printing won’t alter our old habits that substantially. We’ll demand locally made kitchen mops, but we’ll still get them at Target. We’ll acquire a taste for craft automobile tires, but we’ll obtain them from some third party that specializes in their production. Commercial transactions will still occur. But if history is any guide, more and more of us will soon be engaging in all sorts of other behaviors, too. Making our own goods. Sharing, swapping and engaging in peer-to-peer commerce. Appropriating the ideas and designs of others and applying them to our own ends. Combining resources and collaborating on extremely large and ambitious projects we couldn’t hope to accomplish alone. And, over time, these new behaviors will have consequential impacts on scores of products, companies and industries. Already, according to a study authored by Joshua Pearce, a Michigan Technological University engineering professor, and six others, there are significant economic incentives for consumers to pursue 3D printing. According to Pearce’s calculations, a person

who constructs an open-source 3D printer called the RepRap, at a cost of around $575 for parts, can theoretically avoid paying between $290 and $1,920 a year to retailers simply by using the device to print 20 common items (iPhone case, shower curtain rings, shoe orthotics, etc.). If you are willing to invest some time in its construction — Pearce estimates that the RepRap takes around 24 hours to build — the printer can quickly pay for itself, even if you don’t use it all that often. If you start making orthotics for your neighbors, who knows, it could even turn into a profit center. Soon, we’ll begin to see the rise of manufacturing Matt Drudges and printer-sharing Reddits. So many different producers will be churning out so many different products that it will become harder and harder for even well-established and trusted brands to charge for anything but the scarcest and most coveted goods. In a bid to survive, places like Walmart and Best Buy will begin to offer stuff as a subscription — you’ll get 200 pounds of goods per year for a monthly fee of $19.99. But maybe even that will seem too steep to you, or just not as autonomous as you’d like. Ultimately, 3D printers and the distributed manufacturing they enable will democratize and mainstream survivalism. You won’t need five remote acres, heavy equipment and a lot of practical knowhow to live off the grid. Be prepared, however, to expect some pushback from your local regulators. Consumers must be protected against strawberry balsamic jam made in home kitchens. Travelers must be protected from cheap rides from the airport. When government realizes that self-produced plastic shower curtain rings are far more potentially disruptive than self-produced plastic pistols, it’ll be more than libertarian entrepreneur-iconoclasts at risk. Beato is a contributing editor at Reason magazine

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RID leader faces rap after gun is found in her home GUN RID-DLE, continued from p. 8

into the Village at night. But RID and its allies were rebuffed by the area’s local elected officials — three of whom were gay or lesbian — and many established activists, who felt the “sex workers” needed protection not prosecution, and that calls for tougher policing of the

L.G.B.T. youth who frequent Christopher St. and the pier were racist. Berk later launched an effort to form a new business improvement district, the Christopher St. Partnership. The proposed BID has yet to go through the required process to obtain city approval.

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donor wish list, Randy Wicker, a gay cloning advocate who formerly owned a Christopher St. lighting store. Wicker ultimately also declined Berk’s offer — even though she assured him he wouldn’t bear any financial responsibility for their child — because, he said, he feared her litigious nature. Berk also wondered if the gun could have possibly been tied to her father, Leo Berk, who from 1950 to 1970 ran a popular restaurant / lounge and music venue, the Waverly Lounge, in the former Hotel Earle, now the Washington Square Hotel. “He dealt with a lot of gangsters,” she said. “There was a dive hotel there. It wasn’t exactly a hooker hotel, it was classier.” A lot of her apartment’s clutter is actually photos of then-budding stars like Barbra Streisand and Phyllis Diller who used to frequent the Waverly Lounge, Berk noted, material that her mother, Ruth Berk, eventually wants to give to her. Her dad once had to eject infamous gangster figure Crazy Joey Gallo. “My father threw him out,” she recalled. “Bartenders were being threatened, and his hat-check girl, named Faye, was a redheaded, huge-titted...he was grabbing her ass. Joey Gallo always would get drunk. He was a mean drunk.” Gallo later met his end when he was

gunned down at Umberto’s Clam House in Little Italy. Meanwhile, Berk’s dad later worked at a liquor store near St. Vincent’s Hospital. As for Berk’s complaint of being handcuffed to a railing at the Sixth Precinct, a precinct source said, “That’s standard procedure. Because she’s a female, we’re not going to put her in a cell — to keep her separate from anyone who might have been in the cell.” The source requested anonymity due to Berk’s history of suing. As for why Berk was, in her words, “shackled” at the precinct for nearly half a day, the source said, “It’s ‘handcuffed,’ not ‘shackled.’ … Maybe [the length of time] was because she had a gun. They had to do an investigation. It takes a while.” Berk said her father died in 1979 or 1980. She said maybe it indeed was his gun and he left it to her mom. According to Wikipedia, the Jennings J-22 — an inexpensive .22- and .25-caliber handgun — was produced by the Jennings Corporation in California in the 1980s and 1990s. Berk was in the news back in 2002, when her new group, Residents in Distress, raised alarms about what she and others called a surge of drug use and prostitution on the Village’s streets. The Meat Market’s morphing into an entertainment zone had pushed the transgender hookers south from their traditional stomping ground

Once a ‘Gigolo,’ now homeless Richard Gere was on E. Seventh Street between Avenue A and First Ave. last week shooting a new movie, “Time Out of Mind,” in which he plays a homeless man trying to reconnect with his estranged daughter. Gere’s getup for the role reportedly includes a paunch, more facial hair and a generally scruffier look.

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Radical attorneys Stanley Cohen and Lynne Stewart in New York State Supreme Court in 1993. After serving jail time and being disbarred for passing notes from a convicted terrorist client, Stewart was freed this past December because she is gravely ill.

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ents. On April 14, Cohen appeared in U.S. District Court in Syracuse, N.Y., to accept a plea deal, which could land him in jail for 18 months and cost him his law license. He will plead guilty to similar charges of tax “obstruction” in Manhattan District Court on May 1. He expects to be sentenced in October. This week Cohen’s supporters launched an online petition drive via the Web site change.org to ask that the sentencing judge show leniency and “reduce the jail sentence to zero in light of Cohen’s many years of public service.” (The petition’s address is chn.ge/1iqAlKM .) The year-and-a-half prison term is part of the plea deal. But the judge can use his discretion to reduce the sentence “in the interest of justice,” said Jay Liederman, a California criminal defense attorney who worked alongside Cohen to defend hacktivists charged in the so-called PayPal 14 case. Liederman concedes “it’s a rare day” when judges depart from the terms agreed to under a plea deal, “but then this is a rare case.” “There’s not many people on this earth who have put in the kind of work and pro bono service that Stanley has on behalf of his fellow man, so we’re hoping the court will recognize that,” Liederman said. At the same time, Liederman and other members of the newly formed Stanley Cohen Defense Commitee have launched a fundrising drive on rally.org to help pay off Cohen’s extensive legal bills, as well as the likely cost of restoring his law license once any jail term is served. (The fundraising drive’s address is ral.ly/t/1591822 .) They are also hoping to finance a speaking tour for Cohen so he can address what he and his supporters view as a concerted effort by the federal government to “silence” him for his radical views and his work on behalf of politically unpopular clients. A day before he took the guilty plea, Cohen issued a defiant statement via his Web site, istanleycohen.org, and Twitter. He ac-

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cused prosecutors of engaging in a political “witch hunt,” starting a decade ago, when Department of Justice officials accused him of providing “material support” for terrorism as a result of his work for groups such as Hamas. While those charges were thrown out, for the past seven years, the I.R.S. has been investigating him along with his clients and family members. In 2009, federal officials raided his East Village apartment and law office on Avenue D and his home in Jeffersonville, N.Y., near the Akwesasne Reservation, seizing bank accounts along with a safety deposit box in which prosecutors claim they found thousands of dollars of marijuana-scented cash. In a press statement, prosecutors accused Cohen of failing to report more than $3.6 million in deposits to his accounts, including some $643,000 in cash deposits wired from a convenience store next to the Akwesasne Reservation. “Stanley Cohen sought to avoid his tax obligations by consistently failing to file his federal and state tax returns over a six-year period and by operating his law practice in a manner that corruptly hid millions of dollars in legal fees from the Internal Revenue Service,” charged U.S. Attorney Richard Hartunian. “No citizen, especially an attorney, is above the law.” Cohen concedes he didn’t file taxes for many years but says he filed extensions and made partial payments. The $3.6 million in deposits cited by the feds do not take into account more than $2.6 million in expenses, he maintains. But the years of legal threats have taken their toll on him and his family, and cost more than $600,000 in legal fees thus far. Facing trials in two separate districts, hundreds of thousands dollars more in legal fees, and the prospect of up to 20 years in jail were he convicted, Cohen said he opted to take a plea. While he will likely lose his law license of 31 years, Cohen expressed confidence in his statement that he will be able to restore his license after serving his sentence. He said he would make use of his jail time by assisting the “unjustly accused” and writing his memoirs.

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immigrant,” said Bajamonti, speaking through tears. “It’s been very hard for me because I don’t have the documentation I need to get a job, to vote, which is essential to women’s representation, or to buy an apartment, or to take out a loan for college,” she continued, going on to explain she came with her parents from their native Croatia at age 5 and has lived in America ever since. Bajamonti, who now lives in Woodside, Queens, with her mother, later said she’s soon graduating from the Borough of Manhattan Community College, and will be going on to Brooklyn College next fall. She’s struggled after her green card application was denied — her mother’s has been pending since 2006, and her father’s was also denied, leading him to leave America. But Bajamonti now works at La Tiendita, the L.E.S. Girls Club booth in the Essex St. Market, which sells products made by club members and is operated through a job-training program that focuses on professional development and culinary arts training. The Girls Club’s new main center, where the Clinton Foundation forum was held, is located in the East Village on Avenue D. During her question for the Clintons, the teen went on ask: “What do we need to do to make [immigration reform] a priority when it comes to Congress? Because this is an extreme glass ceiling for me that I can’t even control.” Before answering, Hillary Clinton took a moment to praise the girl for her courage to come out with the truth on her status. “That was really brave, and I thank you for doing that,” said the former U.S. secretary of state, “because it’s important to put ourselves in other people’s shoes. One of the big hopes I have is that we can get back to being a country where people can understand what others are going through, and have empathy for it, and really try to help each other.” Clinton went on to stress her strong support for immigration reform legislation that has passed the U.S. Senate — a bill that would create a path to citizenship for Bajamonti and America’s 11 million other undocumented immigrants — but has not made it through the Republican-dominated House of Representatives. Later, Bajamonti said that response from one of the world’s most idolized women made her declaration worthwhile. “It was very empowering,” she said. “It was a very big and liberating moment for me. I’ve been keeping this secret in order to protect myself for so many years. But after seeing inspiring women and seeing this conversation, I felt empowered to say what I’m going through, and what I’ve had to live through all my life. “When we’re talking about empowering women, it’s great to get politics involved,” she continued, “because of the fact that I

Chelsea Clinton, left, and Hillary Clinton were the featured guests at last Thursday’s Lower Eastside Girls Club forum, which was held as part of the Clinton Foundation’s “No Ceilings” initiative for girls across the world.

Nova Bajamonti, 19, breathed a sigh of relief after the Girls Club forum, during which she revealed the long-kept secret that she is an undocumented immigrant.

can’t apply for the same jobs, can’t get financial aid to help pay college tuition, and I haven’t seen my family [in Croatia] in seven years. It’s just my mom and I here. And so all of that is why I felt the need to share my story.”

Also after the forum, L.E.S. Girls Club founder and Executive Director Lyn Pentecost said she had no idea Bajamonti was going to declare her status publicly that day, but felt proud of her for doing so. “I was moved,” said Pentecost, beam-

ing. “How could you not be moved by that? And it was really the most appropriate venue to come out about this very important issue.” Pentecost explained that she learned Bajamonti was undocumented about four years ago, while the teen was enrolled in education programming at the Girls Club. A group of girls in her program were scheduled to take an annual trip to Chiapas, Mexico, but Bajamonti wasn’t able to go because she couldn’t get a passport. “So we knew about it, and we’ve known about the struggles Nova and her mother have gone through,” she said. A Girls Club staff member, Annette Rodriguez, who teaches sign language and dance at the organization, said she’s friendly with Bajamonti and knew that she’s had a hard life, but didn’t realize she was undocumented until her announcement at the forum. “It was heartwrenching,” Rodriguez said of the teen’s speech. “It made me tear up. Because all the girls that attend here, and especially if they become employees, we treat them as if they’re our girls. So it feels like she’s one of my daughters. “The fact is that a lot of our girls have had their share of struggles,” she continued, “but that’s part of what makes the Girls Club so wonderful. Because these girls are able to come here, to come together, and we help each other find ways to overcome those obstacles. We’re like a family.”

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Hat-stravaganza for Easter Festive hats were where it was at for Sunday’s Easter Parade on Fifth Ave. in Midtown.

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THE QUESTION:

Who is the new voice in morning radio that everyone is talking about?

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• He’s Funny • He’s Smart Customers become unglued • He’s Informative after postal truck stays shut – and a great way to start M your day!

A customer was frustrated upon finding the mobile unit outside the Patchin Station P.O. was closed even longer than usual on Monday.

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ario Rivera, the super of a W. Ninth St. building, came to the mobile post office unit outside the Patchin Post Office on W. 10th St. on Monday to weigh and mail a letter. He waited an hour, from 2:20 p.m. to 3:20 p.m. for the mobile unit to open. But it never did. While the lights were on inside the Patchin Post Office, a warped piece of paper posted inside the door’s window with a barely legible message read, “Closed until further notice.” The post office, at 70 W. 10th St., has been closed since Feb. 17, Presidents Day. Meanwhile, 21 others came to the location for some sort of postal service. Admittedly, about five of them wanted to mail their letters directly at the post office because, as one of them said, they “don’t trust the mailboxes.” But others came for things like stamps, a passport application or to weigh and mail packages. Some had walked over from as far away as MacDougal St. or Charles St. Two women didn’t live in the neighborhood, and upon reading the “other locations” notice, chose to walk up to the Old Chelsea Station P.O., at 217 W. 18th St., to take care of their postal needs. The notice also mentions the Cooper Station P.O., at 93 Fourth Ave., and Port Authority P.O., at 76 Ninth Ave. Oddly, the Village P.O., at 201 Varick St., which for those in the South Village is not far, was not listed. Exasperation, bewilderment, confusion and annoyance were a few responses among the 22 in need of postal services who peered into the brightly lit post office and tried to open the door that didn’t budge.

“I come here every Monday for stamps,” said one man, gesticulating to the shuttered mobile unit. Another quipped that, on a previous day, a handwritten note attached to the vehicle notified the public that the unit was closed between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. “That’s the usual time for lunch, but it’s after 3 and no one is here.” The unit is supposed to be open until 4 p.m. One Village neighbor, letter in hand, also mentioned that the unit only takes cash and you can’t insure or certify a letter. “Even the employees of First Republic Bank across the street use this branch and are complaining about the lack of service,” he groused. After giving up and deciding to head to W. 18th St., Barbara Squeers, asked, “What are the services taxpayers are paying for? Do you know what a hardship this is for many people in this neighborhood?” Connie Chirichello, a U.S. Postal Service spokesperson, told The Villager, “On Monday, the postal employee for the mobile unit, took an extended and later lunch hour for personal reasons,” which accounts for the unit’s being closed from about 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Chirichello reiterated that U.S.P.S. is waiting for the landlord to finish renovations to the building so that it can reopen the Patchin Station. She said the mobile unit’s services include stamps, mailing and certified and insured mail, but no money orders or credit card sales. She assured The Villager that the signage at the W. 10th St. station would be improved, as would signs on the mobile unit for when it is “closed for lunch.” She thanked The Villager for drawing attention to these issues, which she said would be “immediately attended to.”

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Road trip to the past TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL REVIEW PHOTO BY MARKO BRDAR

KARPOTROTTER Directed by Matjaž Ivanišin Screenwriters: Matjaž Ivanišin, Nebojša Pop-Tasic In Slovene with subtitles Runtime: 50 minutes 4/24, 7:30pm | 4/25, 5:30pm & 4/26, 7:30pm At Bow Tie Cinemas Chelsea 260 W. 23rd St. (btw. 7th & 8th Aves.) Info: tribecafilm.com or 646-502-5296

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bygone journey down a straight road “too lazy for turns” comes full circle, in this agreeably meandering homage to the early work of Karpo Godina — an important contributor to the “Black Wave” of Yugoslavian filmmaking. In 1968, 25-year-old Godina is sitting in his apartment, presumably minding his own business — when fate literally comes calling. “I don’t know anything about directing,” the unidentified man on the other end of the phone says, “you don’t know how to handle a camera, so, together, we could create something huge.” So K.G. hightails it from Ljubljana (then part of Yugoslavia, now the capital of Slovenia), spending a few “pleas-

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Same as it ever was: Velika mala vas, one of five villages getting the then and now treatment.

‘Karpotrotter’ finds its own way by retracing the steps of another ant and exciting” months working a cinematography gig whose down time is filled with making love, eating “a ton of potatoes” and soaking his brain at the local pub. When he leaves, the camera goes with him, to document his aimless road trip throughout the ethnically diverse Vojvodina region. Decades later, only fragments of the resulting film survive. Called “Imam jednu kuću,” which translates into “I Have a House,” the title comes from Godina’s vow to “make a house that will dwell within me” out of the stoic people and the shifting rivers, trees, wind and earth captured during his travels. Or so we’re led to believe. It’s hard to tell, since we’re never quite sure if that vow, heard in the form of a voice-over, is a direct quote, the product of informed

speculation or a convenient bit of wishful thinking. Just as iffy is whether, at any given moment, we’re watching Godina’s original Super 8 footage or contemporary portraits of the Slovinic landscape. Best not to labor over making that distinction, since the five small villages revisited by director Matjaž Ivanišin don’t seem to have experienced a single demographic shift or aesthetic upgrade over the past four decades. This gives the work of both filmmakers a seamless quality, although not necessarily a timeless one. Contemporary interviews with veterans of Godina’s first pass through town add real dimension to the static, largely dour group tableaus that represent the lion’s share of what remains from “I Have a House.”

We learn that Ficko, the imposing accordion player belting out a Rusyn folk song, was a veterinarian whose passion for boxing obligated you to fall down when greeted with an affectionate punch (an entire church choir once played along). Winnetou, standing to the right of his village’s muddy, horse-filled street while strumming the guitar and crooning in Romani, is remembered as a mentally unstable young man whose physical outbursts were followed by self-imposed exiles, then sheepish offers of eye-for-an-eye amends. Both men are long dead — victims of unforgiving disease and brutal beatings, respectively. Ivanišin has an interesting technique for these then-and-now perspectives, which is to forego English translations of the lyrics in favor of running narrative commentary over the performances. With no subtitles to go on, it’s impossible to tell if they’re singing about life’s joy or its futility. Only those who speak the language know for sure, which keeps the rest of us at arm’s length. This calls into question the extent to which an outsider can take away anything other than fleeting moments of pleasure and slivers of truth as they breeze in and out of town. Godina seems to have had the right answer, given that he’s remembered by contemporary villagers as an amiable and endearing type who spent just as much time drinking with the adults and playing soccer with the kids as he did composing sober portraits of the townsfolk. One gets the sense that Ivanišin must be operating behind the scenes in a similar manner, considering the intimate details he’s able to draw out of people who come across hospitable but guarded. In this respect, both “Karpotrotter” and “I Have a House” are in possession of a solid foundation that’s built to last. April 24, 2014

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Blood thinner: Indie auteur stretches himself Despite flaws, Tukel’s vampire comedy has some bite

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TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL REVIEW SUMMER OF BLOOD Written & Directed by Onur Tukel Runtime: 86 minutes 4/24, 9:45pm | 4/26, 10pm At Bow Tie Cinemas Chelsea 260 W. 23rd St. (btw. 7th & 8th Aves.) Info: tribecafilm.com or 646-502-5296

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t one point in “Summer of Blood,” Eric, the movie’s motormouthed protagonist, nonchalantly says that he’d be interested in making a film, and doing the whole “auteur” thing — writing, directing and starring. It’s a winking reference to the fact that the line is delivered by Onur Tukel, writer, director, editor and star of the indie-vampire comedy unfolding onscreen.

Endless summer: writer, director, editor and star Onur Tukel lives forever — on celluloid — as a new member of Bushwick’s undead club.

The joke not only reveals Eric’s misplaced confidence but also the fact that this film contains a lot of Tukel — which is both its greatest strength and greatest weakness. The success of the whole thing rests entirely on the shoulders of Tukel and his comic creation, Eric — and though his admirable attempts to hold it together are frequently entertaining, it doesn’t always click the way it should. You see, Eric is, to put it mildly, kind of an asshole. The character is prone to spouting misanthropic, jaded one-liners, vocalizing his worry about “Middle Eastern men with backpacks” and spending an inordinate amount of time in a public restroom, masturbating to pictures of a coworker. Naturally, he’s also commitment-phobic, turning down a mar-

riage proposal and subsequently breaking up with Jody (Anna Margaret Hollyman), his significantly out-of-his-league girlfriend. Eric, learning nothing, goes on with his life, talking himself into corners at work and on ill-fated dates — until, of course, he’s transformed one night by an undead, dead-eyed hipster vampire. The film gets its biggest laughs by toying with the idea of what a man who is equal parts slacker and egotist would do when vampiric powers and urges are suddenly thrust upon him. The results include using mind control in humorously mundane ways, using his newfound powers to enhance his sex life and bungling his way through a few awkward feeding sessions.

Funny as this all is, it becomes a tad exhausting, largely because of Eric’s pervasive abrasiveness. While your mileage may vary when it comes to Tukel’s shtick, his total commitment to the part is impressive, even if you do wish that he’d just be quiet for a minute. All throughout, he remains just charismatic enough to make Eric’s behavior far more palatable than it has any right to be. It also should be noted that he can be very, very funny, producing unexpected belly laughs with his non-sequiturs and left field zingers. He’s at his best when he has another skilled actor to bounce off, such as during hysterical scenes with a delightfully deadpan coworker played by Alex Karpovsky. But when he’s allowed to run his mouth unchecked, things become far more uneven comedy-wise and the character becomes an overbearing presence that threatens to suffocate the film. The episodic nature of the plot helps move things along at a brisk pace, and it’s clear that Tukel is a gifted comedic writer, consistently coming up with wonky situations and dialogue that amuse. Unfortunately, his direction is less polished and the cinematography is kind of bland (and at its worst, muddy and blurry). The film has an endearing, homemade quality however, and the location shooting in Bushwick gives it a cool vibe. It’s unfortunate that for every good thing Tukel and company bring to the table, there’s something else that undermines it. So while a mixed bag, Tukel has managed to create a distinctive film that has some bite to it.

‘Extraterrestrial’ knows its history, a little too well Wildly fun monster movie a sweet taste of things to come BY SEAN EGAN

TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL REVIEW EXTRATERRESTRIAL Directed by Colin Minihan | Written by The Vicious Brothers Runtime: 106 minutes 4/26, 11:30pm At Bow Tie Cinemas Chelsea, 260 W. 23rd St., btw. 7th & 8th Aves. Info: tribecafilm.com or 646-502-5296

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t one point in “Summer of Blood,” Eric, the movie’s motormouthed protagonist, nonchalantly says that he’d be interested in making a film, and doing the whole “auteur” thing — writing, directing and starring. It’s a winking reference to the fact that the line is delivered by Onur Tukel, writer, director, editor and star of the indie-vampire comedy unfolding onscreen. The joke not only reveals Eric’s misplaced confidence but also the fact that this film contains a lot of Tukel — which is both its greatest strength and greatest weakness. The success of the whole thing rests entirely on the shoulders of Tukel and his comic creation, Eric — and though his admirable attempts to hold it together are frequently entertaining, it doesn’t always click the way it should. You see, Eric is, to put it mildly, kind of an asshole. The character is prone to spouting misanthropic, jaded one-liners, vocalizing his worry about “Middle Eastern men with backpacks” and spending an inordinate amount of time in a public restroom, masturbating to pictures of a coworker. Naturally, he’s

also commitment-phobic, turning down a marriage proposal and subsequently breaking up with Jody (Anna Margaret Hollyman), his significantly out-of-his-league girlfriend. Eric, learning nothing, goes on with his life, talking himself into corners at work and on ill-fated dates — until, of course, he’s transformed one night by an undead, dead-eyed hipster vampire. The film gets its biggest laughs by toying with the idea of what a man who is equal parts slacker and egotist would do when vampiric powers and urges are suddenly thrust upon him. The results include using mind control in humorously mundane ways, using his newfound powers to enhance his sex life and bungling his way through a few awkward feeding sessions. Funny as this all is, it becomes a tad exhausting, largely because of Eric’s pervasive abrasiveness. While your mileage may vary when it comes to Tukel’s shtick, his total commitment to the part is impressive, even if you do wish that he’d just be quiet for a minute. All throughout, he remains just charismatic enough to make Eric’s behavior far more palatable than it has any right to EXTRATERRESTRIAL, continued on p. 19

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You’re in the office now Israeli military movie has wicked humor and moving drama

ZERO MOTIVATION Written & Directed by Talya Lavie In Hebrew with subtitles Runtime: 90 minutes 4/24, 10:30pm At Bow Tie Cinemas Chelsea 260 W. 23rd St. (btw. 7th & 8th Aves.) Info: tribecafilm.com or 646-502-5296

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he premise this new dark comedy — an examination of the daily life of young women soldiers working in a military office — is so ripe with narrative possibilities, it’s astounding it hasn’t been used until now. Director Talya Lavie manages to create a supremely confident, highly moving and entertaining first feature. Everything works so well you’re left wishing she’d return to that world again. The plot centers on a group of young Israeli women in their late-teens and early-20s carrying out their mandatory military service by working in a records office, as they attempt to stave off boredom, and, perhaps, grow. The

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movie’s split into distinct chapters, to take closer look at three characters: Zohar, a bitter records clerk, whose only goals in life are to master Minesweeper and be as insubordinate as possible; Daffi, her best friend who dreams of transferring to the cosmopolitan Tel Aviv base; and their commanding officer, Rama, who’s tough as nails in order to carve a career out in the male-dominated military. Pulling from her own firsthand experience in the Israeli military, Lavie establishes a world that feels deeply lived in, but is never inaccessible. Basing the bulk of the action in an office building allows even a foreign audience an easy entry point, and produces some of the best humor from white-collar ennui this side of “The Office” or “Office Space.” The script (also penned by Lavie) carefully establishes multi-faceted characters that are very sympathetic and relatable. Their stories are touching, without ever becoming overly sentimental or cloying. It helps that everything is tempered by a wicked streak of dark humor, as well as surprising moments of moving drama. Lavie’s direction is very assured, and has sense of vibrancy and life to it — and a lightness of touch that lets things go down easier without sanding down its rougher emotional and darker, dramatic edges. And make no mistake, things do get fairly dark. In addition to dealing with the expected sexual politics the premise suggests, Lavie and her characters also confront depression, suicide, rape and alienation — all while living within an apathetic bureaucratic system. Lavie and company aren’t afraid to look into the bleakest of situations and manage to find both humor and pathos. The two work in a complimentary fashion with the moments of darkness grounding the comedic escapades in a reality with serious consequences, and the comedy helping the characters (and the

Drawing on her own military service, Talya Lavie’s debut feature immediately establishes her as a distinctive and original voice.

audience) cope with reality. It’s a difficult balancing act, but one that makes watching the movie all the more rewarding. The cast is also uniformly stellar, and the film allows them each ample time to shine. Dana Ivgy, as Zohar, raises looking disenfranchised into an art form, yet expresses her hurt and insecurities just as well. Nelly Tagar, as Daffi, is high-strung and constantly on the verge of snapping (to hilarious effect), but also convincingly sells her character’s transforma-

tion from slacker to leader. And Shani Klein, as Rama, takes the stereotypical authority figure role and turns it into something altogether more vulnerable and unique. With her debut feature, Talya Lavie has already established herself as a distinctive and original voice, a master of tone and a talented director. These skills all help make “Zero Motivation” refreshing, hilarious and touching — something special that shouldn’t be missed.

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Credits roll, questions fly Post-screening insights, at Tribeca Talks

FOOD CHAINS 4/26, 2pm Panelists include Eva Longoria (executive producer) and reps from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers.

ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND 4/26, 3pm Panelists will discuss the 2004 film in light of recent advances in our ability to manipulate the pathways of memory.

SUPERMENSCH: THE LEGEND OF SHEP GORDON 4/26, 5:30pm Michael Douglas in conversation with Shep Gordon, for insider baseball and Hollywood stories.

COMPARED TO WHAT: THE IMPROBABLE JOURNEY OF BARNEY FRANK 4/27, 2:30pm Alec Baldwin and Barney Frank discuss the politics of Washington and Frank’s postretirement plans. ALL TALKS at SVA Theater 333 W. 23rd St. (btw. 8th & 9th Aves.) Info: tribecafilm.com or 646-502-5296

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looper reels at the Tribeca Film Festival are few and far between, but there’s still a good reason to stay in your chair and watch the credits roll. Eight films, part of the “Tribeca Talks” series, allow viewers to interact with the cast and creators — in the form of a panel discussion, moderated by an informed outsider. Such was the case with last Saturday afternoon’s North American premiere of the nimble and contemplative boxing documentary “Champs” — after which chairs were occupied by director Bert Marcus, NYC promoter Lou DiBella and two of the men whose larger-than-life stories played out on the giant screen they now sat below. ESPN Radio host and ABC news contributor Jeremy Schaap began the conversation, then fielded questions from the audience. If you hadn’t just seen “Champs,” the panel’s most shocking revelation would have come from the amiable vibe between Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson. Almost two decades after their 1997 bout (during which Tyson infamously bit off a portion of his opponent’s ear), they’ve long since moved on from their violent rivalry, as well as the damage done by years of bad behavior and even worse business decisions. Nowadays, the two former heavyweight champions have channeled their mutual respect into collaborative humanitarian efforts (footage from one of those missions makes them seem like boxing’s answer to the charity work done by presidents Bush and Clinton). Asked what prompted him to accompany Holyfield, Tyson joked that he was sitting at home with nothing to do, and just happened to pick up the phone. That seems unlikely, given his need to generate income and reduce a lingering IRS debt. “The planes and the tigers and the boats,

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Bernard Hopkins had a good excuse for missing the April 19 screening of “Champs” — he was busy earning a split decision victory over Beibut Shumenov.

that was my stuff they’re showing,” said Tyson, fondly referring to a sequence in the film that lists the staggering cost of good life trappings purchased during his highearning years — when Don King was giving him $100,000 cash for every first round knockout. Holyfield’s own experience with fortunes made and lost was represented in the film by a sprawling aerial shot of his repossessed mansion. Several questions involved strategic assessments, with Tyson naming the 1986 bout with Marvis Frazier as his “most complete” performance, in terms of technical achievement. Holyfield credited exhaustive viewing of footage from Tyson’s past fights as the key to understanding what it would take to break “Iron Mike” — to which Tyson humbly admitted, “I lost to the most competitive guy in the history of fighting.” The conversation shifted gears, when the panel began to elaborate on the real marrow of “Champs” — which blends commentary from athletes, trainers, promoters and social critics with some nicely understated recreations depicting the formative years of future

champions. While spending plenty of time dissecting the fight game (enough to satisfy those who showed up for that reason alone), director Bert Marcus is more concerned with placing the struggles of his subjects into a broader context. Questions are asked, repeatedly, about the American prison system’s incarceration rate, racial disparities and current focus on isolation and medication at the expense of effective reform. Bernard Hopkins, also featured in “Champs,” recalls how a prison boxing program (then common, now a rarity) ironically delivered him from violence. Hopkins was a no-show at Tribeca Talks, but he had a good reason. That night, the 49-year-old earned a split decision, making history as the oldest fighter to win a unification bout (retaining the IBF light-heavyweight championship and walking out of the ring with Beibut Shumenov’s IBA and WBA titles). Lou DiBella, of NYC’s DiBella Entertainment, spoke about the near-universal refusal of promoters to enforce The Muhammad Ali Boxing Reform Act — which would bring consistent protocols to a sport whose standards vary wildly from state to state. Every panelist echoed the need for oversight, as well as a foundation of knowledge to help young fighters avoid the predatory contracts and amateurish management that can derail careers. “Who even needs a manager now,” asked DiBella, asserting that their function has been rendered moot by the combination of a good promoter and a vigilant attorney. “There’s no regulation, and there’s no union,” he also noted, blaming boxing’s dimming star not on Mixed Martial Arts, but its own collective dysfunction. Holyfield landed the panel’s heaviest blow, firing off a sharp one when asked what allowed him to be at peace with the numerous betrayals in his past. “Forgiveness,” he said. “You have to forgive. You can’t hold the whole world hostage.”

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Family game night, all day long Tribeca Film Fest’s street fair is a real free-for-all THE TRIBECA FAMILY FESTIVAL STREET FAIR On Greenwich St. from Chambers to Hubert Sts.

TRIBECA/ESPN SPORTS DAY On N. Moore St. (btw. Greenwich & West Sts.)

Both events are FREE Sat., April 26, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For info: tribecafilm.com/family and tribecafilm.com/espn

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ove over, Union Square Zip Line! Take that, Super Bowl Boulevard slide! Pop Up urban adventure is about to get a serious sports and movie-themed upgrade — when the annual Tribeca Family Festival Street Fair and Tribeca/ESPN Sports Day return, to take over Downtown streets for this rain-orshine event that’s always packed but rarely waterlogged. Live Broadway performances, socially conscious arcade games, a bubble garden, kite making, puppet shows, storytelling, chess, chalk art and great local food (with plenty of sports activities to burn it off) have all been designed with families in mind. For the first time in festival history, the street fair’s Studios Backlot will use movie magic to give a Tribeca street the Hollywood makeover treatment. Learn all about what really happens when the director yells, “Lights, camera, ac-

tion!” There will be “Red Carpet” photo ops and “Animation Chefs” to help you cook up animated films on iPads and other mobile devices. At the ‘Take Two Film Academy,” kids 7-15 can play the “Pitch Your Movie” game (the winner gets a free summer workshop to help make their great idea a big screen reality). The whole family can sit in the director’s chair (one at a time, please), when the Tribeca Film Institute’s “You Call the Shots!” activity challenges you to create a film of your own by using interactive storyboards. Nearby, at the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Day, hang out with members of the New York Knicks, New York Rangers and WNBA New York Liberty — with the busy Mr. Met on hand from 12-1 p.m. only. ESPN New York will get you ready for baseball season, with interactive challenges for all ages. The Fathead entertainment graphics company will have life-sized cut outs of famous athletes, for sports fans to pose with. Test your QB accuracy IQ at the New York Jets football toss, assess your putting skills at a City Parks Foundation practice green and perfect your swing at the at the Chelsea Piers Golf Hitting Bubble. You’ll also get some great basic instruction from members of The National Lacrosse League, elite fencing athletes, and The National Hockey League Foundation. Reps from New York Women’s Baseball, Tribeca Sailing, the Downtown United Soccer Club and Sure Skateboards will be on hand to provide tips and perform demonstrations. Sure, there’s plenty of fun outside — but there’s no place like home, and nobody understands that better than a little girl from Kansas. If you already know her story, you’ll probably want to see it again. Follow the road of your choosing, yellow brick or otherwise, to BMCC/Tribeca Performing Arts Center. There, at 199 Chambers St., “The Wizard of Oz” screens on Sat., April 26. Admission is free and ticketed on a first-come, first-served basis. Lines at BMCC begin 30 minutes prior to the 11 a.m. start time.

Aries Help an elderly neighbor who needs a ride to Mos Eisley, and earn a free lesson on the ways of the force. P.S. — that hologram is your twin sister! Taurus You will join The Preacher’s Wife and The Farmer’s Daughter, in pursuit of The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit.

Gemini Next Tuesday will culminate in a breathtaking chase scene atop Mount Rushmore, allowing you to finally conquer that pesky vertigo. Cancer Your ability to express joy through movement will lift the spirits of a small town where dancing has been outlawed. Everybody cut footloose!

Leo Don’t turn your nose up at retro tech. Without pay phones, we’d never

be able to escape The Matrix.

Virgo There are better ways to channel your aggression than by punching chilly slabs of hanging meat. Real fighters run the Museum of Art stairs! Libra Friends and family will delight in your novel use of a catch phrase made popular by a pair of mismatched cops who somehow make an effective team.

Scorpio Stop resenting happy little bluebirds for their ability to fly beyond the rainbow. The bliss you seek is right where your slippers stand.

Sagittarius Make sure your umbrella isn’t upside down. Those pennies

from heaven are actually the toxic byproduct of Purple Rain!

Capricorn The advent of talkies will render moot much of your silent film COURTESY TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL

appeal. Adapt to the new style, or fade into oblivion.

Aquarius You’re no one-hit wonder — but don’t bow to pressure for a

sequel until you have something new and better to say.

Pisces Upon being mistaken for a spy in possession of coveted microchips, you will go on the lam in search of the twin you never knew you had. This begins at 2pm next Monday.

Adventure, excitement and fresh air — all for free, at the Tribeca Family Festival and Sports Day.

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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF SOUL DOC PRODUCTIONS, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/1/14. 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 Bronson Lipsky LLP, 630Third Avenue, 5th Fl., NY, NY 10017-6705. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 04/17 - 05/22/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF TRIMMINGS BEER LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/9/13. 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, 107 W. 20th St., NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 04/17 - 05/22/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF TRIMMINGS WINE LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/8/13. 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, 111 W. 20th St., NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 04/17 - 05/22/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF FLEUR WOOD LLC Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 9/30/13. Office location: NY County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 30 Main St., Apt. 11F, Brooklyn, NY 11201, principal business address. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 04/17 - 05/22/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF 206-210 W. 77TH, L.L.C. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 4/2/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 1001 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20004. LLC formed in DE on 4/24/13. 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: 04/17 - 05/22/2014

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PUBLIC NOTICE – 145 2ND AVENUE SC Cellco Partnership and its controlled affiliates doing business as Verizon Wireless is proposing to collocate antennas on an existing building, with an overall height of 90 feet, located at 145 2nd Avenue, in NewYork, NewYork County, NewYork. Public comments regarding the potential effects from this site on historic properties may be submitted within 30-days from the date of this publication to: Andrew Maziarski - IVI Telecom Services, Inc., 55 West Red Oak Lane, White Plains, New York 10604, CulturalResources@ivi-intl.com, or (914) 740-1930. Vil: 04/24/2014

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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF BLS2, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/27/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: 509 W. 24th St., NY, NY 10011. 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: 04/10 - 05/15/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF JD 257 LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/02/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: 120 E. End Ave., NY, NY 10028. 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: 04/10 - 05/15/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF ROSEBUD HOLDINGS LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/24/14. 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 Moses & Singer LLP, 405 Lexington Ave., NY, NY 10174-1299, Attn: Daniel S. Rubin, Esq. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 04/10 - 05/15/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF INSTANT VOCAL TRANSFORMATION, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/13/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 115 W. 82nd St., Apt. 2R, NY, NY 10024. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 04/10 - 05/15/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF 2021 LEXINGTON AVE REALTY LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/8/13. 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, 500 5th Ave., Ste. 1400, NY, NY 10110. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 04/10 - 05/15/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF 4 DUNE ROAD, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 10/10/13. Office location: NY County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 500 Park Ave., 2nd Fl., NY, NY 10022, Attn: Michael Barry, Esq. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Vil: 04/10 - 05/15/2014

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF SDF87 PENNYFIELD AVENUE LLC Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 3/20/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 825 3rd Ave., Fl 37, NY, NY 10022. 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: any lawful activity. Vil: 04/10 - 05/15/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF SHEEPSHEAD BAY ROAD OWNER, LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 3/26/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 671 N. Glebe Rd., Ste. 800, Arlington, VA 22203. LLC formed in DE on 3/18/14. 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: 04/10 - 05/15/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF SHEEPSHEAD BAY ROAD PARTNER, LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 3/26/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 671 N. Glebe Rd., Ste. 800, Arlington, VA 22203. LLC formed in DE on 3/18/14. 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: 04/10 - 05/15/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF UNITED CALVERTON ENERGY, LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 3/7/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in DE on 2/27/13. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 823 Eleventh Ave., NY, NY 10011, principal business address. DE address of LLC: 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: 04/10 - 05/15/2014

NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF POINT72 ASSET MANAGEMENT, L.P. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 3/13/14. Office location: NY County. LP formed in DE on 3/11/14. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to the principal business addr.: c/o S.A.C. Capital Advisors, Inc., 72 Cummings Point Rd., Stamford, CT 06902. Regd. agent upon whom process may be served: CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011. DE addr. of LP: c/o The Corporation Trust Co., 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, Federal & Duke of York Sts., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Vil: 04/10 - 05/15/2014 MERCURIAL, LLC Art. Of Org. Filed Sec. of State of NY 03/17/2014. Off. Loc.: New York Co. Ira Nesenoff designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY to mail copy of process to The LLC, 363 7Th Avenue, 5Th Floor, New York, NY 10001. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity. Vil: 04/03 - 05/08/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF BROADWAY 4D PRODUCTIONS, LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/20/14. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 5/5/11. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 9300 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 200, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Address to be maintained in DE: 2140 South Dupont Hwy, Camden, DE 19934. Arts of Org. filed with the DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., #3, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities. Vil: 04/03 - 05/08/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF COMCAST NY ONE, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/19/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: c/o Comcast Corporation, 1701 JFK Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19103. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to C T Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 04/03 - 05/08/2014

NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF 35 WEST 12TH STREET, LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/20/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 03/17/14. Princ. office of LLC: 35 W. 12th St., NY, NY 10011-8501. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. DE addr. of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 04/03 - 05/08/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF ARS ADVISORS, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/24/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: 500 Fifth Ave., 14th Fl., NY, NY 10110. 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: 04/03 - 05/08/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF ARCP FEMGYNY01, LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/24/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 02/19/14. Princ. office of LLC: 106 York Rd., Jenkintown, PA 19046. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o CSC, 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207. DE addr. of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 04/03 - 05/08/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF 1114 6TH AVENUE OWNER LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State 3/26/14. Off. location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 250 Vesey St., 15th Fl., New York, NY 10281. LLC formed in DE 3/21/14. 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: 04/03 - 05/08/2014

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, PURSUANTTO LAW, that the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at 66 John Street, 11th floor, on a petition for LAFAYETTE STREET PARTNERS II, LLC to continue to maintain, and operate an unenclosed sidewalk Cafe at 380 LAFAYETTE STREET in the Borough of Manhattan for a term of two years. REQUESTS FOR COPIES OF THE REVOCABLE CONSENT AGREEMENT MAY BE ADDRESSED TO: DEPARTMENT OF CONSU- MER AFFAIRS, ATTN: FOIL OFFICER, 42 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NY 10004. Vil: 04/24 - 05/01/2014

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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LEITERSDORF HAW DESIGN LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/11/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 10 E. 53rd St., 37th Fl., NY, NY 10022, Attn: President. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 04/03 - 05/08/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF WARRIOR POETS PILOTS, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/20/14. 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, 407 Broome St., Ste. 7B, NY, NY 10013. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 04/03 - 05/08/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF AP 3L, LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 3/17/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in CT on 4/17/13. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o Edward P. Nolan, Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf, LLP, 156 W. 56th St., NY, NY 10019. CT and principal business address: c/o ATC, LLC, 73 Arch St., Greenwich, CT 06830. Cert. of Org. filed with CT Sec. of State, 30 Trinity St., Hartford, CT 06115. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Vil: 04/03 - 05/08/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF 5081 BOLIVAR ROAD SBL LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 3/19/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 5404 Wisconsin Ave., 2nd Fl., Chevy Chase, MD 20815. LLC formed in DE on 3/11/14. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE addr. of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Vil: 04/03 - 05/08/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF ARGOSY COMPOSITE PRODUCTS LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/19/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: 225 W. 34th St., Ste. 1508, NY, NY 10122. 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: 03/27 - 05/01/2014

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF 333 JOHNSON LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/05/14. 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 Royalton Capital Inc., 69 Mercer St., PH, NY, NY 10012. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 03/27 - 05/01/2014 EMP CAPITAL LLC a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 2/4/14. Office location: NewYork County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process toThe LLC, 111 Fulton St., PH210, NY, NY 10038. General Purpose. Vil: 03/27 - 05/01/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF 200 CPS RETAIL HOLDINGS LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/7/14. 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 150 E. 58th St., 39th Fl., NY, NY 10155. Purpose: any lawful activities. Vil: 03/27 - 05/01/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF 82-96 LORRAINE LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 12/24/13. 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 c/o Kriss & Feuerstein LLP, 360 Lexington Ave., NY, NY 10017. Purpose: any lawful activities. Vil: 03/27 - 05/01/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF AGS INVESTORS LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/13/14. 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 Adelangela Sara Aimone Fumagalli, 8 Spruce St., Apt. 9D, NY, NY 10038. Purpose: any lawful activities. Vil: 03/27 - 05/01/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF 432 38D LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/13/14. 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 350 Fifth Ave., 41st Fl., NY, NY 10118. Purpose: any lawful activities. Vil: 03/27 - 05/01/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF 2046 WESTCHESTER DEBT LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 12/11/13. 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: 03/27 - 05/01/2014

NOTICE OF QUAL. OF 530 PREF INVESTOR LLC Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/23/14. Office loc.: NY County. LLC org. in DE 1/17/14. 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: 03/27 - 05/01/2014 NOTICE OF QUAL. OF 530 MEZZ FUNDING LLC Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/23/14. Office loc.: NY County. LLC org. in DE 1/17/14. 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: 03/27 - 05/01/2014 NOTICE OF QUAL. OF 300 WEST 22 REALTY LLC Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/23/12. Office loc.: NY County. LLC org. in DE 10/27/11. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to CSC, 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207, the Reg. Agt. upon whom proc. may be served. DE off. addr.: CSC, 2711 Centerville Rd., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. on file: SSDE, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purp.: any lawful activities. Vil: 03/27 - 05/01/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF TRADECRAFT EAST LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/7/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Lauryn Siegel, 204 Montrose Ave., Apt. 2B, Brooklyn, NY 11206. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 03/27 - 05/01/2014 NOTICE OF QUAL. OF SJK CAPITAL FUND LP Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 7/29/13. Office loc.: NY County. LP org. in DE 7/10/13. SSNY desig. as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to Att: Philip Korn, 300 W. End Ave., Apt. 8B, NY, NY 10023. DE off. addr.: CSC, 2711 Centerville Rd., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of LP on file: SSDE, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Name/addr. of each gen. ptr. avail. at SSNY. Purp.: any lawful activities. Vil: 03/27 - 05/01/2014

NOTICE OF QUAL. OF SJK CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 7/15/13. Office loc.: NY County. LLC org. in DE 5/17/13. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to Att: Philip Korn, 300 W. End Ave., Apt. 8B, NY, NY 10023. DE off. addr.: CSC, 2711 Centerville Rd., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. on file: SSDE, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purp.: any lawful activities. Vil: 03/27 - 05/01/2014 NOTICE OF QUAL. OF SJK CAPITAL GP LLC Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 7/15/13. Office loc.: NY County. LLC org. in DE 6/18/13. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to Att: Philip Korn, 300 W. End Ave., Apt. 8B, NY, NY 10023. DE off. addr.: CSC, 2711 Centerville Rd., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. on file: SSDE, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purp.: any lawful activities. Vil: 03/27 - 05/01/2014 NOTICE OF QUAL. OF TIGER GLOBAL LONG OPPORTUNITIES, L.P. Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 8/30/13. Office loc.: NY County. LP org. in DE 8/26/13. SSNY desig. as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to 101 Park Ave., 48th Fl., NY, NY 10178. DE off. addr.: CSC, 2711 Centerville Rd., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of LP on file: SSDE, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Name/addr. of each gen. ptr. avail. at SSNY. Purp.: any lawful activities. Vil: 03/27 - 05/01/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF TRUFFAUT HITCHCOCK PROJECTS LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/14/14. 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., NY, NY 10022. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 03/27- 05/01/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF STATUE PARKING LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/17/14. 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 Icon Parking Systems, 211 E. 38th St., NY, NY 10016. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 03/27- 05/01/2014

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, PURSUANT TO LAW, that the NYC Dept. of Consumer Affairs will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at 66 John Street, 11th floor, on a petition forYardbird LLC to establish, maintain, and operate an unenclosed sidewalk café at 162 Avenue B in the Borough of Manhattan for a term of two years. REQUEST FOR COPIES OFTHE PROPOSED REVOCABLE CONSENT AGREEMENT MAY BE ADDRESSEDTO: DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS, ATTN: FOIL OFFICER, 42 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NY 10004. Vil: 04/24 - 05/01/2014

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of fancy that he morphed into workable renderings. Joe was so meticulous and caring that when N.Y.U. renovated the space that became Stern dorm and now Paulette Goddard Hall he calculated what a student would need — how many shirts, underwear, shoes, suit, slacks — and built in space for it. And all the beautiful Christmases at Merchant’s House. I wish I had been more vocal during midlife about preservation, so I would not have to read a story like this. Judith Chazen Walsh

Contextual coverage To The Editor: Re “Inventions, Jell-O and fun gel at Cooper’s block party” (news article, April 17): Thank you for your wonderful and contextual coverage of the Cooper Union Founder’s Day block party. It was indeed “interesting” to see the alumni association president, the board of trustees president and the college

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president and his bodyguards out in public together, especially since the president has gone into a sort of self-imposed quarantine from the campus for a year. Two minor corrections. First, Peter Cooper was born 223 years ago in 1791 on Feb. 12 and died 131 years ago in 1883 on April 4. Neither date is connected to the time or location of the Founder’s Day celebration. The event was, for the first time, “open and free to all,” to quote Mr. Cooper, and was, like many other recent alumni events, held at no cost to the college, thanks to many generous alumni donors and volunteers. Second, it’s true that several of the awards — including the Alumnus of the Year award, given to Sean Cusack of the Cooper Union Task Force, and the Young Alumnus of the Year awards, given to Henry Chapman, of Friends of Cooper Union, and Victoria Sobel, of Free Cooper Union — are given annually. But the awards given to Mike Borkowsky, Jeffrey Gural and myself were special awards not given annually. I’ll be sponsoring another event “as free as air and water” on Sun., April 27, at 1 p.m., the First Annual Visit to Green-Wood Cemetery to watch Peter Cooper spin in

his grave. It will be a solemn gathering to mourn the trustee decisions on Sundays in April (in 2012 and 2013) to kill the full-tuition scholarship for graduates and undergraduates. Barry Drogin

Disturbing arrests To The Editor: I moved to the East Village 40 years ago, on April 1, 1974. The area was mostly Italian, Sicilian. Mary Help of Christians Church was still standing. The priests and the Mass were Italian. People would sit outside, speaking Italian. I got my little apartment because I spoke Italian. There were bakeries, butcher shops, fish stores and at least four fruit and vegetable stores in the same area. E. 11th St. was all Italian, from Second Ave. to Avenue B. There was a Catholic school on E. 11th behind the church. Slowly, things changed. In the ’80s, “artists” moved in and, one by one, the stores disappeared and bars moved in — together with restaurants that one cannot afford anymore. Then the church disappeared, too. But when there still was a church, they ran a flea market in its backyard. How happy I was to go there. Even if I didn’t buy anything, there I would see people from the past who have moved out. Priced out. When Mary Help of Christians was sold, the flea market moved to the church on E. 14th St. between Avenue A and First Ave. On Saturdays and Sundays, people would sell stuff outside where the flea market used to be. They were mostly homeless from the neighborhood. I know most of them. It was tolerated, mostly. From time to time, a police cruiser would come by and the cops would tell them to move on. On Sun., March 9, around 1 p.m. I was walking the dog. I thought to say hello to the guys. A big black man was saying to a small Hispanic man, “Stop screaming at me.” I didn’t realize he was a cop. “He is not screaming,” I said. “He talks like this.” I walked to the end of the block where I knew somebody. He was about to say hello to me. Suddenly, out of nowhere, another black man came, giving him a bear hug, pushing him against a car and slapping handcuffs on one of his hands. The cop used brutal force on him to cuff the other hand. Another man was also being arrested. So I went to the big black man and told him, “Stop harassing these men. The cops are here.” “I am the cop,” he tells me. Then another cop came out, arresting someone else. These undercovers looked

like homeless themselves. What a disguise. A man selling books was arrested, too. What about the First Amendment? I screamed, “A black man to a black man, a Hispanic to a Hispanic. Bunch of Uncle Toms, motherf------. I am a honky. I would never treat someone, white or black, that way. You are worse than us white people. You are like the KKK with a black face.” How I do remember years back, when I was assaulted and left for dead. When I recognized one of the attackers and cops wouldn’t budge to arrest him. Or when I was burglarized and 11 years of my research gone, how they were laughing. P.S., I have a master’s in criminal justice from John Jay. I am 77 years old and hope to make it until I am 80. Ginette Schenk

Developers vs. parks To The Editor: Re “Squadron touts ‘20 percent solution’ for needy parks” (news article, April 3): As someone who has had a strong interest in public space and the New York City Parks Department, I applaud state Senator Daniel Squadron’s efforts to address city park inequity. If “taxing” the affluent conservancies doesn’t work, another form of tax — say, perhaps on plastic bags — could be dedicated to the upkeep and maintenance of the city parks system. The income from concessions often goes to the city’s general fund. As Assemblymember Glick pointed out, the city’s budget has been radically slashed over the last 60 years. And we know why. By keeping the Parks Department impoverished, it makes it easier to alienate parkland for developers who perceive parkland as undeveloped real estate. It also makes the city less liveable for the less well-off, encouraging spatial deconcentration — the push of low-income residents out of the inner city. Jack Brown E-mail letters, not longer than 250 words in length, to news@thevillager.com or fax to 212229-2790 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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NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF PARTY OF 2, LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 3/7/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 1100 Glendon Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90024. LLC formed in DE on 2/27/14. 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: 03/27 - 05/01/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF SKAR PHARMACY, LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 3/12/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in DE on 3/6/14. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Pharmacy. Vil: 03/27 - 05/01/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF VIVINT SOLAR NICOLE MASTER TENANT, LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 3/10/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 4931 N. 300 W., Provo, UT 84604. LLC formed in DE on 2/20/14. 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: 03/27 - 05/01/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF KNIC PROPERTIES LP Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 3/5/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 250 Park Ave., 7th Fl., NY, NY 10177. LP formed in DE on 6/4/13. 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 Capitol Services, Inc., 1675 S. State St., Ste. B, Dover, DE 19901. 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: 03/27 - 05/01/2014

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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF GUARD HILL MAINTENANCE LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/11/14. Office location: New York County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/oYuco Management Inc., 200 Park Ave., 11th Fl., NY, NY 10166-0005. Purpose: any lawful activities. Vil: 03/20 - 04/24/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF COOK MEDICAL LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/03/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Indiana (IN) on 11/06/03. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. IN addr. of LLC: 750 Daniels Way, Bloomington, IN 47404. Arts. of Org. filed with IN Secy. of State, 302 W. Washington St., Rm. E018, Indianapolis, IN 46204. Purpose: Sale of medical devices. Vil: 03/20 - 04/24/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF 50/8 REALTY LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/10/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: 770 Lexington Ave., 18th Fl., NY, NY 10018. Latest date on which the LLC may dissolve is 12/31/2035. 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: 03/20 - 04/24/2014

 

                 File  No  2010—0664/A  

 

  A  petition  and  an  account  having  been  duly  filed  by  Stanley  Ross   Whose  address  is  1127  16th  Street,  NE  Washington  DC  20002.    

  YOU  ARE  H EREBY  CITED  TO  SHOW  CAUSE  before  the  Surrogate’s   Court,  New  York  County,  at  31  Chambers  Street,  New  York  on  June  3,  2014  in   Room  503  at  9:30  o’clock  in  the  fore  noon  of  that  day,  why  the  account  o f   Stanley  Ross,  a  summary  of  which  has  been  served  herewith,  as  Administrator   of  the  estate  of  Calvin  Ross,  Jr  should  no  be  Judicially  settled,  and  a  kinship   hearing  be  scheduled  to  establish  Stanley  Ross  as  the  sole  intestate  distribute   of  the  d ecedent  herein.                   Dated,  Attested  and  Sealed,    

     

     

HON  .  RITA  MELLA   SURROGATE   Surrogate  

April  1 ,  2014  

 

   

  Diana  Sanabra  –  Chief  Clerk

 

                    Name  of  Attorney  Allen  Wilson           Tel  No  212-­‐714-­‐0300   Address  of  Attorney:  770  Broadway,  2nd  floor,  New  York,  NY  10003      [Note:  This  citation  is  served  upon  you  as  required  by  law.    You  are  not  required  to  appear;   however,  If  you  fail  to  appear  it  will  be  assumed  you  do  not  object  to  the  relief  requested.    You   have  the  right  to  have  an  attorney  appear  for  you,  and  you  or  your  attorney  may  request  a  copy  of   the  full  account  from  the  petitioner’s  attorney]     Vil:  04/03 4/03  –  04/24/2014 04/24/2014  

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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF WEST 54 55 LLC Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State: 3/3/14. Office location: NY County. 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: John LaGratta, c/o JD Carlisle LLC, 352 Park Ave. So., 15th Fl., NY, NY 10010, principal business address. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 03/20 - 04/24/2014

NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF SERVICELINK APPRAISAL, LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 3/4/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in DE on 12/30/13. 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 address 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: 03/20 - 04/24/2014

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF 313 CONSTRUCTION LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/12/14. 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, 489 5th Ave., 7th Fl., NY, NY 10017. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 03/20 - 04/24/2014

TO:   Allen  W alker,  John  F.  Ross,  Thelma  Colbert  Young,  if  living  or  dead,,  to  the   their  heirs,  at  law,  next  o f  kin  and  distributes  whose  name  and  places  of   residence  are  unknown  and  if  they  died  subsequent  to  the  decedent  herein,  to   their  executors  administrators,  legatees,  devisees,  assignees  and  successors  in   interest  whose  names  and  places  of  residence  are  unknown,  and  to  all  other   heirs  at  law  next  of  kin  and  distributes  o f  Calvin  Ross,  Jr,  the  decedent  herein,   whose  names  and  p laces  of  residence  are  unknown  and  cannot  after  diligent   inquiry  be  ascertained.  

 

NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF PARMED PHARMACEUTICALS, LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 1/3/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 7000 Cardinal Place, Dublin, OH 43017. LLC formed in DE on 1/1/14. 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: 03/20 - 04/24/2014

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF 404/75 REALTY LLC Cert. of Conversion filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/11/14, converting Deborah Realty Co. to 404/75 Realty LLC. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: c/o Friedman Management Co., 770 Lexington Ave., 18th Fl., NY, NY 10065. 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: 03/20 - 04/24/2014

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NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF RAINBOW ROOM, L.L.C. Authority filed with Secy of State of NY on 03/05/14. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in DE on 02/04/14. 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 Avenue, 13th floor, New York, NY 10011. NRAI is registered agent as well. Address required to be maintained in home jurisdiction: 160 Greentree Drive, Suite 101, Dover, DE 19904. Arts of Org filed with DE Secy of State, John G. Townsend Bldg., Federal & Duke of York Streets, P.O. Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Vil: 03/20 - 04/24/2014

 

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Attorneys to talk at Westbeth on avoiding cycling accidents BY LINCOLN ANDERSON

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icycle activist / attorneys Steve Vaccaro and Adam White will give a free talk at Westbeth on Wed., April 30, on “Cycling Rights and Advocacy.” Sometimes even the best cyclist gets into an accident. The attorneys will discuss what bike riders should do at the scene of an accident and how to ensure access to health coverage. They’ll also talk about how to avoid tickets and what to do after getting them. In addition, they’ll share ways that people can become advocates for cycling in New York City and how to get involved. Vaccaro said he’ll also probably give a PowerPoint presentation on StreetsPAC, a new organization that seeks to impact the city’s political process by supporting procycling candidates and policies. Speaking of the best cyclists getting into accidents, Vaccaro unfortunately had a bad one in February when he was riding on the Riverside Park bike path at W. 94th St. and hit a sheathing for a bollard that had been removed so that snow could be plowed. The sheathing stuck up higher than the surface of the bike path, and Vaccaro hit it, sending him flying. He struck the side of his face on the asphalt, gouging his brow down to the bone, plus scraping the side of his face, and, as seen in the photo, quite a lot of blood came down. He also suffered a fractured wrist, among other injuries. He has since sued the city for allowing the dangerous situation. “The park has replaced that particular

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