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May 1, 2014 • $1.00 Volume 83 • Number 48

De Blasio taps Menin as new commissioner of Consumer Affairs BY JOSH ROGERS

M PHOTO BY TEQUILA MINSKY

A pro-staff protest planned outside the Printing House was rained out Wednesday. Resident Frank Nervo, right, showed solidarity with doorman Arturo Vergara, left, and porter Kevin Samuel.

ayor de Blasio last week put Julie Menin in charge of one of his signature priorities — providing paid sick leave to small business workers — when he tapped her to be the city’s next Consumer

BY ALBERT AMATEAU AND LINCOLN ANDERSON

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mid a massive overhaul by an elite developer, the West Village’s Printing House has become one of the most stylish and expensive condo buildings in the city — but behind the scenes, a labor struggle is brewing. Non-union doormen, porters and maintenance workers at the 421 Hudson St. building — which includes

units offered at prices up to $7 million — make as little as $13 per hour, with unaffordable healthcare packages, and are being prevented from unionizing by their wealthy bosses. “This is a war,” said Kevin Samuel, 58, a porter who has worked at the Printing House since 1986, and is now leading the charge toward unionization. “We have to protect ourselves, and we’re gonna keep fighting until they make this right.”

Samuel makes $16 per hour — more than most of the handful of his fellow workers, due to his long tenure. But he hasn’t gotten a raise in seven years, and he’s forced to hand over nearly $200 out of every biweekly paycheck just to keep his medical and dental healthcare packages. A union standard contract would bring Samuel and his comrades up to

MENIN, continued on p. 2

Bill Honan, Villager editor who battled De Sapio, dies at 83

Multimillion-dollar condos but underpaid building staff W

BY SAM SPOKONY

Affairs commissioner. Menin, 46, the former chairperson of Community Board 1 and a former candidate for borough president, said Tuesday that there will be a massive outreach campaign to workers and owners so they understand the rights

illiam H. Honan, a distinguished journalist who was editor of The Villager and an important force in the Reform movement’s toppling Carmine De Sapio from Democratic Party leadership, died Monday

in Norwalk Hospital in Connecticut of cardiac arrest. He was 83. A correspondent and editor at The New York Times for 30 years, Bill Honan had also been an associate editor at Newsweek and an assistant editor at The New Yorker, according to HONAN, continued on p. 10

PRINTING HOUSE, continued on p. 24

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PHOTO BY ROB BENNETT FOR THE MAYOR’S OFFICE

Bill de Blasio last week named Julie Menin the Department of Consumer Affairs commissioner.

Menin is appointed D.C.A. chief MENIN, continued from p. 1

and responsibilities of the new law, which covers businesses of more than five employees. Currently the Department of Consumer Affairs has information on the law in eight languages, and that will soon expand to Arabic, Bengali and then “many more,” Menin added. Although shop owners and other businesses ultimately will be subject to fines for violating the law, Menin said, “We hope to not get to that point… . “The mayor has made it very clear that fines not be punitive,” she said. “We will be extremely collaborative with small businesses so they understand the regulations to all D.C.A. rules.” In making the announcement April 24, de Blasio repeated his criticism that under former Mayor Bloomberg, “some real boundaries were overstepped in the name of revenue production. Many small businesses were treated unfairly.” De Blasio naturally was effusive in his praise for Menin, but it seemed to be more glowing than average for his hiring announcements. He said that after 9/11, “There was a desperate need for people to step forward and

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innovate and come up with solutions. Julie was one of the people who did that — and won tremendous acclaim for her ingenuity, her energy, her sense of optimism… .” After the attack, Menin created Wall Street Rising, a nonprofit advocacy group, which held events to drive more foot traffic Downtown and help small businesses. At the time, she owned Vine restaurant in the Financial District — one of the businesses unable to survive the added security measures around the New York Stock Exchange. Menin later joined C.B. 1, where, as the mayor pointed out, she received high marks for finding consensus on divisive high-profile neighborhood issues like Occupy Wall Street and the Islamic center near the World Trade Center, a.k.a. “the Ground Zero mosque.” Menin officially starts work supervising a staff of 328 this Monday. The sick leave law, which the mayor signed in March, provides the agency with money to hire 17 people to implement it. A second priority for Menin will be to use the department’s Office of Financial Empowerment to help as many as “835,000 unbanked New Yorkers” get their first bank accounts.

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PARK TOILET TALLY: We asked the Parks Department about the concerns expressed to us about the new Washington Square Park restrooms by Bob Gormley, Community Board 2 district manager, who said he’d like to see some monitoring of them now, especially after having seen one guy basically taking a trouserless sink shower there in the past. However, Parks Department spokesperson Phil Abramson said not to worry. “The design of the new building creates a safer atmosphere than the previous building configuration,” he assured us in an e-mail. “The restroom entrances are next to the staff entrance, where park maintenance, operations and security staff will be coming and going throughout the day. The building entrances also face the interior of the park, increasing visibility by park users. There are currently no plans to assign a staff member exclusively inside of the restrooms, but we have instructed our maintenance and operations staff to check on them frequently throughout the day, and Park Enforcement Patrol officers will check this location throughout the day, as well. Restrooms will close at dusk. Any unlawful incidents such as the indecent exposure one that you mentioned should also be reported to the N.Y.P.D.” O.K., then, well what about the complaints of Doris Diether, the grande dame / zoning maven of C.B. 2, who says she’s been fielding calls from men and women alike complaining that there aren’t enough places to, well, go in the new comfort station, plus they’re just not up to snuff? “The new restrooms at Washington Square Park are also A.D.A.-compliant, whereas the former ones were not,” Abramson responded. “The new restrooms contain an equal number of facilities for men and women and the configuration was discussed with Community Board 2 during the planning process.” As for the exact bathroom-facilities breakdown, Abramson wrote, “The public men’s room consists of 3 urinals, 1 toilet and 2 sinks. The public women’s room consists of 4 toilets and 2 sinks. There is a public family room with 1 toilet and 1 sink. Toilet partitions are included in the new restrooms. At the former restroom, the public men’s room had 10 urinals, 5 toilets and 2 sinks. The public women’s room had 10 toilets and 2 sinks. There was no public family room before.” Our recollection of the old men’s restroom was that it was kind of disgusting, that there were no partitions between the toilets and that it wasn’t used by 15 guys at once. So, hopefully, the more streamlined version won’t be a disaster. We’ll see. PHOTO BY TEQUILA MINSKY

On one of the nicer days last week in Washington Square Park, shirts were off and skin was in.

BETTER THAN THE MOUNDS: Also on Washington Square Park, Carol Greitzer told us she read the comments of Alan Gerson — who, like her, is a former city councilmember — on the new children’s “hidden valley” and cable-rope play structure. Like Gerson, she was impressed. She checked it out the other day with her daughter, Elizabeth, who grew up playing on the park’s play equipment. “I think it was very imaginative,” Greitzer said of the new play area. “It’s much nicer than the origi-

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READ ALL ABOUT IT! Astor Place newsstand vendor Jerry Delakas is back in action at his kiosk after taking a little time off to recuperate. “He’s back on track,” Speedy at Astor Place Hairstylists told us. Delakas, who had felt short of breath coming up a subway stairway a while back, said he’s feeling a bit better, but still not 100 percent. He’s going for another test this Thurs., May 1, up at New York Presbyterian Hospital on W. 168th St. “They’re going inside,” he said, pointing to his chest. Speedy said he just wishes Delakas, for his own health, would stop smoking. And, hey, what happened to Kelly King’s cool “Victory” sign in gold letters that used to be at the top of Delakas’s stand? Surely, some Consumer Affairs inspector must have pulled it down? The veteran vendor just shrugged. “They took it in the night,” he said. “I don’t want to point fingers.” BIKE-LANE BLUES: The Noho-Bowery Stakeholders’ Zella Jones was not happy when the Department of Transportation started moving forward with the construction of the Fourth Ave./Lafayette St. protected bike lane. In fact, according to Shirley Secunda, chairperson of the C.B. 2 Traffic and Transportation Committee, Jones had been asking for a three-year moratorium on constructing the lane, so that all the construction projects along the street could finish up. But this is New York — does construction ever stop? PLAYGROUND SURFACE FIX: In more park-related news, over at Union Square Park, the playground is closed for a few weeks for a $150,000 renovation of the safety surface. A spokesperson for the Union Square Partnership business improvement district told us: “Thanks to the generous contributions from local residents and businesses who support the Partnership’s work, they’re able to make this happen. This work is necessary because of the heavy use that the wildly popular play space has experienced since it opened in December 2009. Work will start at the end of April and take between two to three weeks, and the playground will be open for use before the start of the busy spring/summer season.” CORRECTION: The headline for last week’s article about radical attorney Stanley Cohen incorrectly stated that he had pled guilty to tax evasion. In fact, the charge he pled to was “obstructing and impeding the due administration of the Internal Revenue Code,” a broad offense that can include filing false information or other “conduct designed to impede or obstruct an audit or criminal tax investigation.”

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City pays out $450,000 for porn shop false arrest BY DUNCAN OSBORNE

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gay man who charged he was falsely arrested for prostitution in an East Village porn shop in 2008 has settled the federal civil rights lawsuit he brought against New York City for $450,000. “Settling this case was in the best interest of all parties,” Nick Paolucci, the deputy director of communications in the city’s Law Department, wrote in an April 25 e-mail. Robert Pinter, who brought the lawsuit, said he will receive $50,000 in the settlement, and the remaining $400,000 will compensate his attorneys, Jeffrey Rothman and James Meyerson. Pinter, 58, was one of 41 men known to have been arrested for prostitution in six Manhattan adult shops in 2008 and early 2009. Pinter, who was then 52, was arrested in Blue Door Video, on First Ave. near Fifth St., by officers in the Manhattan South Vice Enforcement Squad. He first agreed to consensual sex with a much younger man, who turned out to be an undercover police officer, but as they were leaving the store, the younger man then said he would pay for the sex. Pinter was arrested after he said nothing to the offer of money. Pinter initially pleaded guilty to a lesser

charge and received an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal. He eventually withdrew the plea and his case was dismissed. The Manhattan district attorney also dropped prosecutions of some other gay defendants. Pinter said he was caught off guard by the undercover officer’s offer of money and quickly decided there was no possibility he would in fact have sex with him, though the two, according to Pinter, continued engaging in “playful banter” while leaving the store. Several men who were also arrested by vice cops spoke to Gay City News, The Villager’s sister paper, in 2009 and said they were also offered cash after agreeing to consensual sex. Some were arrested despite refusing the money. Others arrested said they never even agreed to the consensual sex, let alone to exchanging cash for sex. Those men pleaded not guilty and their cases were dismissed. The city, which had been on a campaign to shut down porn shops since Rudy Giuliani was mayor, cited the prostitution arrests in nuisance abatement lawsuits that were brought against the porn businesses in an effort to close them down. Four other men also sued the city in 2009 and settled their federal cases in 2011, with one getting $25,001 and the other three getting $45,001. The same vice cops also made

Robert Pinter at a 2009 rally protesting the arrests of gay and bisexual men at Manhattan adult video stores.

prostitution arrests in spas, and another gay man, who was arrested in a spa, sued in state court and that case is ongoing. Pinter sued in 2009 and has battled the city since, with the Bloomberg administration designating his case as “no pay,” meaning there would be no settlement. Mayor Bill de Blasio has indicated an interest in ending high-profile lawsuits, such as the case brought in 2002 by five men who were convicted based on false confessions in a 1990 rape of a woman in Central Park. The Pinter settlement follows the Second Circuit Court of Appeals’ denial of the city’s appeal of U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin October 2013 ruling allowing Pinter to proceed with his lawsuit. In separate letters in recent months, the six openly gay and lesbian city councilmembers and a group of prominent L.G.B.T. community leaders urged the Law Department to settle Pinter’s case. The councilmembers’ letter said Pinter’s “lawsuit involves insidious entrapment of a gay man. Such policing tactics, especially when a gay man is involved, bring up very painful memories of an oppressive time in this country when such actions were even more widespread.”

The 14 prostitution arrests in Blue Door were notable because nine of the 14 men busted there were over 40. Only one of the 14 had a prior arrest and that was for grand larceny. Men arrested in the other five video shops ranged in age from their late teens to early 40s. New York Police Department documents suggest that racial profiling in addition to the targeting of older gay and bisexual men may have played a role in the prostitution arrests. Over all, 18 of the 41 arrestees were Latino and 14 were African-American. Seven were white and two were Asian. Seventyeight percent of the men arrested were either Latino or African-American. N.Y.P.D. records suggest that police were not arresting prostitutes. Among the 41 men arrested in all six shops, 15 had prior arrests with a few with extensive criminal records, but just two out of the 41 had prior arrests for prostitution. The same vice cops who made the porn shop busts also made at least 16 other prostitution arrests of men and a few women in two Manhattan spas. Those spas were also sued in nuisance abatement lawsuits.

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POLICE BLOTTER Standard beating Police arrested Niklas Bergstrom, 41, early on Sat., April 26, after he allegedly beat up his girlfriend in their room at the Standard Hotel. Officers responded to a call from the 848 Washington St. hotel — known for its achitectural straddling of the High Line — around 2:30 a.m. They reportedly found Bergstrom and the girlfriend (whose name and age were not released) still inside the room, both bloodied. The couple were visiting from Sweden, according to a police source. The girlfriend, who was wearing only a towel, had blood on her mouth and teeth and scratch marks on her arm, and claimed that Bergstrom hit her and tried to suffocate her with a pillow, police said. Bergstrom also had a small cut on his left hand, which officers believed may have been caused by striking the woman, according the report filed with the Manhattan district attorney. Bergstrom was charged with two counts of assault, criminal obstruction of breathing and harassment.

Just a few sips? Police arrested Brian Gonzalez, 29, after they said he drove drunk through the West Village early on Thurs., April 24. Gonzalez, driving north on Greenwich St. in a 2010 Mercedes-Benz, was pulled over around 1:30 a.m. after he blew through the stop sign at Gansevoort St., police said. He reportedly smelled of alcohol and couldn’t hide his watery and bloodshot eyes, eventually admitting to the officers that he “had a few sips of my girlfriend’s drink.” Cops said Gonzalez, who has a prior D.W.I. conviction, was also reportedly driving with a suspended license. And although Gonzalez refused to take breath tests at the scene or back at the precinct, he was slapped with felony charges for both D.W.I. and the suspended license.

Basement burglar Michael Davila, 25, was arrested early on April 25 after allegedly breaking into a vacant basement near Sheridan Square. A witness told officers he spotted Davila pulling on the cellar doors of 51 Grove St. — formerly Betel, an upscale Thai restaurant that closed down in September

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— around 2:15 a.m. After several tries, the would-be burglar was reportedly able to yank open the doors and walk inside. But the witness had, by that point, already called police to report the incident. Officers soon found Davila inside the basement, which is currently under construction — rumors on foodie blogs state that a different restaurant could be opening up soon — and the red-handed perpetrator claimed that he was there to “take scrap metal,” according to the police report. But he reportedly had no such permission, and was charged with burglary.

Marked-up mailbox Police arrested Yevgeniy Volkov, 25, after he allegedly tagged a mailbox in the Meatpacking District with graffiti early on April 23. Cops said they spotted Volkov by the green U.S. Postal Service box — the color of which, according to a U.S.P.S. rep quoted in a Gothamist article, designates it’s for “official postal use only” — around 1:30 a.m., with a white pen in hand. The alleged vandal may not exactly have been an expert, because the officers, in their report, declared his tag on the official box to be “illegible.” Volkov also failed when it came to footwork, since he reportedly tried to flee the scene but was quickly chased down by the arresting officers. He was charged with criminal mischief, making graffiti, possession of graffiti instruments and resisting arrest.

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C.B. 3 lacks leadership diversity, member charges BY LESLEY SUSSMAN

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t was a rough night for Community Board 3 Chairperson Gigi Li, who found herself under sharp attack by a fellow board member who accused her of “consistently and regularly” failing to appoint any African-American or Latino members to high-ranking positions on the board’s committees, subcommittees and task forces during Li’s one-year tenure. The stinging accusation, with its thinly veiled suggestion that racial bias was behind it all, was made by board member Ayo Harrington, who is African-American, at Wednesday night’s C.B. 3 full board meeting at P.S. 20, at 166 Essex St. The matter is scheduled to be investigated by the city’s district office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission following a letter Harrington wrote to Li and the Borough President’s Office regarding the issue. Harrington’s remarks sparked a heated one-hour discussion about the board’s current appointment policy in which all the chairpersons of the various committees, subcommittees and task forces are selected by the board’s chairperson. Some board members called for a complete overhaul of the system. A visibly upset Li angrily denied the suggestion that race played any role in her decision-making. She told Harrington that as a Chinese-American woman, “the issue of diversity is not lost on me. It’s something I think about every single day.” Li took over the leadership of the community board about a year ago when former C.B.3 Chairperson Dominic Berg resigned. At Tuesday night’s meeting, she said she was “extremely upset by the manner in which these allegations have been made and communicated. “I’ve worked tirelessly to increase diversity on this board,” she said. “I take this very seriously and I’m pleased that an E.E.O.C. investigation will take place.” The controversy began last year when Harrington, who has an extensive background in children’s education, asked Li to

Ayo Harrington, above, accused C.B. 3 Chairperson Gigi Li of bypassing African-American and Latino board members for committee chairperson positions.

be named as the replacement for the outgoing chairperson of C.B. 3’s Human Services, Health, Disability & Seniors/Youth & Education Committee. In Harrington’s letter — copies of which were distributed at Tuesday’s meeting — she said that Li told her “a member had to be on the community board for a year before being considered” for a chairmanship. Harrington further noted that two other board members — one of whom is AfricanAmerican — asked to jointly co-chair the committee but were also rejected by Li, who said that C.B. 3’s bylaws do not allow for committee co-chairpersons. “While it is correct our bylaws do not allow for co-chairs,” Harrington wrote, “you subsequently appointed two White members as co-chairs of that committee, one of which had been on the board for six

months.” Harrington continued, writing, “In the past year there have been several opportunities for chair appointments…yet not one has resulted in a Black or Latino being appointed as a committee chair by you. “Currently, there are eleven White and three Asian members who chair all the committees, replicating a pattern of Black and Latino exclusion from appointed leadership on the community board.” In a copy of Li’s response to the letter, which was exclusively obtained by this newspaper, Li wrote that she was “disturbed and appalled by the baseless allegations stated in your letter… . The focus of a community board should be about service, and I remain dedicated to the work of serving all in Community Board 3.” Harrington told board members at the

meeting, which was attended by about 100 local residents, that Li’s response to her letter infuriated her. “I’m disappointed by her reaction,” she said. “These are not ‘baseless allegations.’ I want this issue of race to be discussed and not ignored by the chairperson.” Harrington’s remarks drew applause from many board members. “This is not an attack on the chairs or Gigi,” she stated. “My concern is about the longtime overtness of there being no Black and Latino committee chair and how critical this matter is to us.” However, several board members spoke out strongly in support of Li. One of those, Herman Hewitt, C.B. 3’s first vice chairperson and an African-American, said he has served on the board for nearly 35 years “and I wouldn’t have remained if I found one trace of racism. “Over the years,” he said, “we’ve had many African-Americans serving as chairs. Gigi is not a person who discriminates. We don’t discriminate against each other on this board.” Former C.B. 3 Chairperson Berg, who held the position for four years, also called it unfair to insinuate that Li might be guilty of racial discrimination. “This is an unfortunate conversation,” he said. “Making appointments is always a really sticky situation. It’s always a challenge to get the right people to do the work. You have to take a lot into consideration — including politics. “It’s not about race,” Berg said. “This is the most diverse group of board members I’ve seen serving on the board for some time.” Harrington was criticized by board member Joye Meghan for bringing the matter to the attention of the Borough President’s Office and the E.E.O.C. instead of having an internal discussion. But Harrington staunchly defended her action. “This is not the first discussion that I’ve had with Gigi about race,” she said, “and the subject has always been dismissed. That’s why I sent the letter to The Borough President’s Office. My interest was to make this discussion happen.”

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As heroin use surges, antidote can help save lives BY GERARD FLYNN

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lthough Tompkins Square has kicked its reputation for hardcore heroin use, there’s still junk around if you’re looking, said a member of the park’s transient population recently. Speaking on condition of anonymity, he said today’s heroin trade, as in past years, is not hard to find. “They are here right now. I can see them but I’m not going to point them out to you,” he whispered, as he lay across a park bench, his daytime home since losing his job around Christmas. The 10.5-acre park, he insisted, is not just the site for dealing, but also for routine overdosing. “Across the street,” he said, gesturing toward the corner of Avenue A and Seventh St., “a young homeless girl died last week, just passed out.” He then made another point, a local topic of debate ever since actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead with a needle in his arm in February. Nobody would have known about it had Hoffman not been “white and rich,” he said. While the former legal clerk knew a lot

about the late actor’s thespian skills, he had never heard of naloxone, a prescription drug that reverses an opioid overdose’s effects and might have saved the 46-year-old’s life had the tightly regulated drug been more readily available. Given intravenously or by nasal spray, Narcan, as it’s known under a trademark name, was recently in the news. In March, the Federal Drug Administration announced the introduction of the antidote’s next incarnation, an auto-inject device called Evzio. The device was fast-tracked by Congress as the opioid-overdose epidemic continues to grip the nation. It “doesn’t mean s--- around here,” the park denizen scoffed, because “once you OD, you’re gone.” Naloxone works by rapidly blocking opioid receptors, but because its effects wear off within 90 minutes, prompt medical attention is usually required. Following the news in Washington, this month the state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s Office launched the Community Overdose Prevention, or COP, initiative. COP will enable every state and local law enforcement officer to carry a naloxone kit. Drug overdose is a leading cause of accidental death in New York City, with

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the majority of incidents involving either heroin or prescription painkillers. Heroin was involved in 52 percent of all overdose deaths in 2012, a steep rise in recent years after a four-year fall. Alongside neighborhoods in the Bronx and Staten Island, Union Square and the Lower East Side rank among the city’s top five areas for heroin fatalities. A second party, often Xanax or Valium, is also often found post-mortem. In addition to heroin’s increased purity, the feds’ crackdown on prescription opioid abuse has been cited as contributing to the city’s heroin crisis, since users switch over from opioid pills to heroin. A recent Health Department report suggests, however, heroin use’s upward trend is happening regardless of federal efforts. Mirka Feinstein, director of the Lower East Side Drop-In Center, on Essex St., which works with homeless youth and drug users, said local heroin use appears to be stable, though OD’s usually spike every few years. One such shift occurred early this year, she said, felling up to five people, and involved a fentanyl-based “killer heroin.” A

powerful painkiller often used in cancer treatment, fentanyl is a synthetic opiate up to 100 times more powerful than morphine. Feinstein added that former users who return to their heroin habit are also at increased risk of overdosing, which reportedly played a role in Hoffman’s demise. Their bodies can’t handle the same doses they were used to. Along with training on how to administer naloxone, police need additional advice on how to get along better with this community, users and service providers alike say. A local building superintendent, who recalled “back in the days” when junkies would line up by the dozen and get their bags handed to them through a crack in a wall, had not heard about heroin’s comeback. He laughed as he recalled a neighborhood “infested with heroin” and what an overdose meant in the 1980s. In those days, cops were a bit anxious about coming down to Avenue B to make arrests. “Back then, if someone OD’d, it was a sign of good heroin,” he said. “All the junkies would go crazy wanting to know where he got his s--- from.”

She said ‘shackled,’ meant it BY LINCOLN ANDERSON

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ollowing last week’s Villager article about her arrest after an unloaded .22-caliber pistol was found in her Christopher St. apartment, Jessica Berk called the newspaper to point out that the full story was not told — specifically, about the how she was held at the Sixth Precinct. Berk is the founder of Residents in Distress, or RID, a quality-of-life group that made headlines in the early 2000s protesting drug dealing and prostitution on Christopher St. She had told the paper that, after her March 31 arrest, she was “shackled” to a bench at the Greenwich Village police precinct 11 hours, with only a break for a detective’s questioning and also during a shift changeover when she was let use the bathroom and get a drink of water. However, by “shackled,” Berk not only meant one of her hands was handcuffed to the metal bench’s armrest, but that one of her ankles was handcuffed to one of the bench’s legs, too. Initially, her left leg was shackled. But, she said, due to a medical condition, neuropathy, she has an open wound that was covered with a bloody bandage on that leg, so it hurt to have a handcuff on it. After 20 minutes, police switched the cuff to the other leg. But the double-cuffing, hand and leg, was still uncomfortable, forcing her to hunch over, she said. In addition, Berk, in the follow-up call,

said she was put in the precinct’s holding cell briefly after a male occupant was removed from it. But, soon afterward, another male arrestee was put in the cell, while she was taken out and double-shackled to the bench again. “I said, ‘Only women get shackled?’” Berk said she protested to the police. Berk’s attorney, Lamar Miller, did not return calls for comment. The Sixth Precinct also did not return calls for comment for this article. Last week, a Sixth community affairs officer, who said he hadn’t witnessed Berk being held at the precinct, said, “It’s ‘handcuffed,’ not ‘shackled.’ ” A Police Department spokesperson said if an arrestee is taken to a hospital, it’s “standard procedure” to handcuff a leg. In another phone interview this Tuesday, Berk noted police, at one point, did offer to take her to the hospital since she was complaining about her bleeding leg, but she declined. Berk said, after the precinct, she was taken to Central Booking, where she spent another 12 hours in a group cell until being released on her own recognizance. Berk is charged with misdemeanor fourth-degree criminal weapon possession. The RID leader said she was unaware there was a gun in her home until it was found by a worker during a court-ordered cleanup. Her next court date is May 15. Berk previously sued the Sixth Precinct for false arrest. She added that last week’s article didn’t mention she won a large cash settlement in that suit.

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Honan noted in an article in The Villager’s 75th anniversary issue. “They were playing footsy with the powers that be. There were pages of notes at the old Grosvenor Hotel and about widows playing backgammon, and who won the backgammon game was considered news. “Everybody said all the advertisers would desert us, we’re doing a terrible thing,” he recalled. But the paper prospered. Honan said a judge offered to bribe The Villager — in support for De Sapio the paper would be supplied with legal notices, like those found in the back of this newspaper. “That was worth several thousand dollars a week — significant bucks,” Honan recalled. De Sapio, in fact, won by what The Villager in its headline called a “Razor Margin,” 4,857 to 4,271. Yet, the paper correctly ascertained in its editorial that it was “the last hurrah” for Tammany and De Sapio, who lost in ’61, ’63 and ’65. A note apologized to readers for lack of the paper’s prompt delivery due to a press breakdown and “the high-handed interference of political partisans.” “Sheer courage” is an apt description of Honan himself. Committed since a teenager to nonviolence, he was drafted into the Army in the early 1950s during the Korean War, according to his daughter, Edith Honan. “After submitting to a nine-hour interrogation, he was granted status as a conscientious objector,” she said. “The Draft Board did not take kindly to Gandhi-quoting atheists. Most of the CO’s who served with my dad were Seventh Day Adventists. But the military was not prepared for the kind of answers he gave: ‘Do you believe in a higher being?’ ‘Yes.’ ‘Would you name that higher being?’ ‘Myself.’ “My dad went through basic training as a CO armed with a billy club and trained as a medic, but the military transferred him to Fort Devens [Mass.] where he became editor of the post newspaper, the Fort Devens Dispatch. That was his start in journalism,” she said. Anti-violence was an important aspect of Bill’s life, his daughter said. “My dad and his brother, Park Honan, hitchhiked across the country when they were young to hear Albert Schweitzer speak at Aspen,” she said. “My dad wrote a lot about the antiwar movement and antiviolence. “My dad told stories about his days at The Villager,” his daughter recalled. “He met Eleanor Roosevelt, who told him, ‘You’re the man who brought down Carmine De Sapio,’ and invited him to lunch. Walter Cronkite called him for an interview. It was a big deal,” she said. During Honan’s tenure the ongoing big issue was fighting Robert Moses’ plan to build a major road through Washington Square Park and the community’s wish to close the park to traffic. The Villager published a front-page editorial. Thanks to the

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his New York Times obituary. But in a career that included several books and the management of Ed Koch’s early political campaigns, his time at The Villager from 1957 to 1960 stood out. John W. Sutter, owner and publisher of The Villager from 1999 to 2013 and a friend of Honan’s, recalled that Bill said that The Villager was the most important job he ever had. In a 2003 interview for the 70th anniversary issue of The Villager, Bill recalled how the paper turned away from the political path of least resistance (support for the De Sapio-led Tamawa Democratic club) and joined the reform movement that ended De Sapio’s reign. The Villager’s publisher at the time, Merle Bryan Williamson, had inherited the paper from her sister, Isabel Bryan, a cofounder of the paper. “She ran a Holiday Inn in Missouri and became The Villager publisher on sheer courage,” Honan said of Williamson. In 1959, Honan convinced the assistant publisher, Jim Bledsoe, to back the reformers, led by Mayor Robert Wagner, former Governor Herbert Lehman and Eleanor Roosevelt. The Villager had never endorsed political candidates before. “We went to Merle and told her what we wanted to do,” Honan said. “She was

85 years old but she was from Missouri where the Pendergast machine ran Kansas City. She said, ‘Well boys, you better do it right. If you don’t you’ll be stretched out in a church and people Bill Honan around 1970. will be saying how natural you look.’ If her sister were still running the paper, it would never have happened,” Honan said. A 2,500-word, full-page editorial on the paper’s back page detailed the case for the Reform candidates and against De Sapio. Essentially, the editorial stated, while De Sapio was trying to pass himself as a reformer, he was still an old-line machine politician, more interested in providing patronage jobs and Christmas turkeys to supporters than really addressing the community’s needs — not really a district leader but a “district dispenser” as The Villager put it. “In its early days, The Villager never would have taken a position like that,”

persistence of a united community and The Villager’s coverage and editorials, the road project was defeated and the park closed to cars. Bill met his second wife, Nancy Burton, in 1970 when he was an editor on the Times’s Magazine desk and she was a “copyboy.” There were no “copygirls” at the Times in those days, she noted. An earlier marriage, to Sally Trope, ended in divorce. Burton not only would go on to marry Honan, but also to work at The Villager as a news and feature writer, a job that she loved. “I was a college student in Boston at the time in a cooperative education program in which I would study three months and they would place me in a job for three months,” Nancy recalled. “After I met Bill, we were inseparable for 44 years! I quickly transferred to N.Y.U. to the journalism program, and there happened to be an opening for a reporter at The Villager. I was able to both do reporting and pursue my B.A. degree, after which I went on to become a reporter in the New York bureau of the Associated Press. “Bill was so loved by all!” she said. “His crusading spirit, humanity and compassion drew me to him, not to mention his disarming charm, grace and wit. “Bill was a sailor, too,” she added. “He loved serving as captain at the helm at The Villager, guiding the paper forward with his awesome navigational skills.” William Holmes Honan was born in Manhattan in May 1930. His father, William was a thoracic surgeon who died when Bill was five years old. His mother, Annette Neudecker, was a journalist. He earned a B.A. in history from Oberlin College and a master’s degree from the University of Virginia. Among the books that he authored are “Visions of Infamy: The Untold Story of How Journalist Hector C. Bywater Devised the Plans that Led to Pearl Harbor,” and “Treasure Hunt: A New York Times Reporter Tracks the Quedlinburg Hoard.” In addition to his daughter, a reporter for Reuters, and his wife of 37 years, Nancy Burton, he is survived by his sons, Bradley and Daniel, and two grandchildren. His brother, Park, a retired professor of English at Leeds University, England, also survives. Carol Greitzer and James Lanigan, of the Village Independent Democrats club, beat De Sapio and his female running mate in the ’61 district leader race. Greitzer went on to be elected city councilmember. “He was the one who really change the nature of The Villager,” she said of Honan. “The paper had a lot of news about De Sapio’s people. And it had a lot on graduations and weddings, photos with short stories. The Village Voice was reporting on Democratic politics. He changed The Villager from a little society paper into a newspaper that reported the news. … I can still picture all those wedding and graduation photos.”

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Renato Migliorini, 82, partner in Hudson restaurant OBITUARY BY ALBERT AMATEAU

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enato Migliorini, a partner in the family-owned restaurant Piccolo Angolo, on Hudson St., died April 19 after a brief illness. He was 82. He died from the complications of a series of procedures over the past three weeks, said his son, Peter. With his wife of 52 years, Pauline, his son and his daughter, Maria Cintron, and a brother, Costanzo, known as Mario, Renato ran the restaurant near the corner of Jane St. for the past 22 years. “On sunny days he would sit outside in his sweater and white apron and talk to neighbors and passersby,” said his son. “Animals and children were special friends. Neighborhood dogs would pull their owners to Piccolo because they knew that Renato would come out and feed them cheese and bread,” Peter said. “His cat, Mickey, and his two ‘granddogs,’ Toby and Benny, are still with us,” Peter added. “Customers became friends, attracted not only by Renato’s and Mario’s cooking, but also for Renato himself,” Peter said. “He would rattle off the menu specials rapid-fire and would use his hands to pantomime the daily specials — rabbit ears, boar fangs, fish whiskers. To amuse restless children, he’d sometimes play the harmonica.” Before they established Piccolo Angolo, Renato and his brother ran Trattoria Zito, at 90 West St. in Lower Manhattan. “That was before the World Trade Center was built. Battery Park City wasn’t even there,” Peter said. Renato was born in July 1931 in Frisolino, Italy, a village in the hills inland from Lavagna, a coastal town below Genoa

on the Italian Riviera. He was one of seven children (four brothers and three sisters) of Ermete and Anna Migliorini. Renato and Costanzo worked in restaurants in Lavagna as teenagers, but jobs were scarce. So Costanzo emigrated to Argentina, where an aunt had moved earlier. Renato followed in 1949 and joined his brother working in restaurants. Renato Migliorini in a recent photo. In 1961, Renato came to New York and took an apartment on Hudson St. in a building where Pauline Galliano lived with her parents, who were born in New York of immigrant parents. Renato and Pauline were married in 1962.

In addition to his wife, son, daughter and brother Costanzo, a brother, Franco, also involved in the restaurant, survives, as do a third brother, Benito, and three sisters, Leda Gamma, Eletta Caffesse and Olga Marchetti, all of Lavagna. He also leaves a son-in-law, Teddy Cintron, daughter-in-law, Sarah Kickham, and several nieces and nephews. Scores of neighbors, friends and associates came to the viewings on April 22 and 23 at Greenwich Village Funeral Home, 199 Bleecker St. The funeral Mass was April 24 at Our Lady of Pompeii Church, on Carmine St. Burial was at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus, N.J. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Renato’s memory to the Humane Society of New York, 306 E. 59th St., N.Y., N.Y. 10022.

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A new saint, and a selfie on Seventh St. Sunday afternoon, just hours after Popes John Paul II and John XXIII were canonized and made saints, a woman stood in front of the former’s bust at St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr Roman Catholic Church, on E. Seventh St. between Avenue A and First Ave., either talking on the phone or taking a selfie or video of herself with the pope. Earlier, hundreds of congregants at this primarily Polish-speaking church packed all three morning Masses to honor John Paul II, who was pope from 1978 until his death in 2005. He was the second longest-serving pope in modern history and, as a Pole, the first non-Italian since Pope Adrian VI, who was Dutch and died in 1523.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR No leader? No riot To The Editor: “Village gay rights museum?” (Scoopy’s Notebook, April 24) refers to the “Stonewall Riots.” As one who was there four of the five nights, there was no leader to manage a riot. This is why it is called an “uprising.” I also refer to it as a “happening” that is known about worldwide. Warren Allen Smith

Alas, the allée... To The Editor: The 22 — 22! — cherry trees are in bloom in the lovely allée that serves as the Barrow St. entrance to the gardens of Church of St. Luke in the Fields. I wish one of your photographers would take a photograph of the allée, in color, of course — and send it to every member

of the Landmarks Preservation Commission. They voted unanimously in favor of the destruction of the allée so that a monster residential tower (100 Barrow St.) could be erected adjacent to the three Federal-era townhouses at No.’s 92, 94 and 96. The new mayor, by the way, has made no appointments to the L.P.C. Albert Bennett

excited or rude or appear to be nutty. This extra-legal enforcement, done sometimes to aid people who have complained about, say, the loud noise in clubs, can become harassment and can lead to quasi-legal “sting” operations. While it seems impossible to get the bars and nightclubs to quiet down, I don’t want the police to feel that they are doing all of us a favor by solving problems with harassment and becoming lawbreaking vigilantes.

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To The Editor: Re “RID leader faces rap after gun is found in her home” (news article, April 24): I read this article and then later realized that there are important civil liberty issues here in the behavior of the police. I really fear a police force that acts beyond the call of duty by punishing individuals who are

A true fighter To The Editor: Re “Radical lawyer pleads guilty on tax charges, calls it a ‘witch hunt’ ” (news article, April 24): Stanley, you are a true fighter and defender of the U.S. Constitution. All people, no matter what they are accused of, are to be given representation in a court of law. The

accused are innocent until proven guilty. Like, no-brainer, no? Also, all speech is to be protected, even if an individual and/or group finds it abhorrent. Sending the I.R.S. goons on you just shows that the U.S. government had to stoop again to its lowest in order to shut you up. Terry Zarelli

Horses, not cars! To The Editor: I’ve been watching from the sidelines, while the conversation about Mayor de Blasio’s wrongheaded push to send New York City’s carriage horses away to certain doom has raged on. I’ve been hoping the mayor would come to his senses and drop this senseless campaign. With ever-more ridiculous measures being sought by the LETTERS, continued on p. 14

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Too small to let fail: Helping local mom-and-pops TALKING POINT BY DAVID GRUBER

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t is time to start a real conversation about a small-store retail rent-stabilization program. Many neighborhoods, not only in Manhattan, but also in other high-use commercial districts in all the boroughs, are being shred apart as small mom-and-pop stores just cannot fight back the tide of the enormous increase of commercial retail rents in recent years. Neighborhoods are losing essential residential services, such as shoe-repair shops, barber shops, small groceries and the like, replaced by the new darlings of retail business: bars, restaurants, storefront banks, A.T.M.’s and mega-drug emporiums. This is not just a matter of business-asusual urbanism where one can argue the very nature of cities is constant change and transformation. Rather, it’s a new dynamic against the backbeat of an ever-increasing population that is not being offered essential services, which are the backbone of a mixed-use environment. One could make the argument that market dynamics, like the geological shifting of the continents, is a God-given force that governments should not tamper with. Business must adopt, grow, change or perish. That is the natural order of things. Of course, we didn’t quite hear those arguments with the recent (and not so recent, i.e., Chrysler) bailouts or the decades-old farm subsidy programs or a host of federal, state and municipal tax breaks and abatement “incentives” that are very often targeted to our largest corporations. The city and state need to begin to look at instituting an initial small-scale program of retail rent-stabilization. Shoe-repair stores, barbers, news and magazine shops, beauty parlors, bakeries, small neighborhood groceries, fruit and vegetable stores, bodegas and diners are permanently disappearing from the landscape and the list goes on and on. These kinds of places are not closing because of lower-priced Internet sales but due to the insane rents that some landlords are requesting. These uses are literally disappearing before our eyes and we all bemoan their passing, but we need not be clueless as to what can be done about it. We know that many of these owners — mostly good local operators — have stayed in business for years even in the bleakest of economic times. So who are paying these rents? Well, some are the big-box stores but more are restaurants, bars and corporate stores using the street as advertising “flags” — storefront banks and A.T.M.’s or maybe drug chains that combine three or four storefronts: basically, many users with nearly unlimited resources. So here are some ideas to answer the question of what can we do about it: First, let’s freeze rents at the current rates

as of January 2014 for retail stores of under 1,000 square feet for current tenants who have been in place for at least 10 years. Some purely commercial areas that don’t generally service residential populations, like the Times Square / Broadway district or the Herald Square / 34th St. corridor, could be in an exclusionary zone similar in technique to what the city did for the 421A tax abatement program. Second, unlike rent-stabilization regulations, these retail tenants would have fixed lease terms and not become statutory tenants, so that habitually late payers or a noisy, uncooperative tenant could very well lose their lease. Third, permit a healthy 6 percent annual increase in stabilized stores and continue the norm of net leases, with tenants paying for most capital improvements and real estate tax increases. Fourth, if there is a vacancy, then perhaps the landlord, after a minimum of a five-year lease, could increase the floor or base rent 15 percent. Finally, allow for a hardship appeal process for extenuating circumstances. Yes, some landlords would not be able to maximize returns on retail rents, and perhaps even the assessed valuations might be lowered (and the city would have to take that into account for tax purposes). We need to start this process even though it will hurt some; the greater good of millions and millions will be better served. Neighborhoods — along with rents — will stabilize and the quality of life for many will be less like being on a permanent barstool. It’s not of question of the government controlling the private business sector, but rather of stepping up to create balance and fairness on both sides. Is that not the role of government?

Taking aim at drone warfare A full-size model of a drone stood mounted by the “Hare Krishna Tree” in Tompkins Square Park Sunday afternoon. Built by Knowdrones (http://www.knowdrones.com), it’s meant to call attention to what the group calls the madness of drone warfare. The five-year-old drone replica been at numerous antiwar demonstrations and also Zuccotti Park during Occupy Wall Street. Felton Davis, of the Catholic Worker, handed out fliers in the park on Sunday. “Here in the park is a lot of unfocused frustration because of changes in technology,” he told The Villager. “Technology is out of control. You don’t have to feel alone. We can organize.” On the flier’s reverse side was a map listing dozens of drone bases across the country. The map can be viewed at http://publicintelligence.net/dod-us-drone-activities-map. Over the weekend, it was reported the U.S. launched drone strikes in Yemen, killing at least 15 militants. On Sunday, a report said the F.A.A. has banned outdoor drone use at the University of Missouri. On a lighter note, a fun video titled “Aerial NYC,” by director Randy Scott Slavin, shows striking footage of the city taken from a camera-equipped drone, including a breathtaking sequence as the craft flies through the Washington Square Park Arch and over the park. It can be viewed at http://vimeo.com/91962736 .

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mayor to achieve his unwarranted aim, I’m now writing to add my dissenting voice against his plan. My family has been involved for many years in animal rescue and animal rights activities, including the care and welfare of horses. So I come from a position of concern, not casual comment. I firmly believe that ridding the city of its carriage horses and replacing them with one or another unnecessary gewgaw would not promote the horses’ welfare at all. New York City has a very strong set of regulations guarding carriage horses’ health, safety and welfare. For example, these regulations require sufficiently large, clean, comfortable, temperature- and ventilationcontrolled, vermin-free stalls. Also, there are weather restrictions on operation, required work-hour limits and breaks, required regular veterinarian visits, grooming guidelines and provision of fresh food and water, not to mention frequent government inspections and a requisite five weeks off per year. Drivers are required to undergo training and also are subject to the same strong regulations. They have deep and affection-

ate bonds with their horses and treat them with care. This is in contrast to an uncertain future the horses would face if banned. At this economically pressing time, when increasing numbers of horses are being abandoned, equine rescue and retirement facilities have less money and room to accommodate them. Thousands of horses are fending for themselves and starving in the process or being sent to slaughterhouses. No magic bullet has been cited to prevent this for the carriage horses. As for the proposal to replace the horses with electric vintage cars, this totally flies in the face of Mayor de Blasio’s “Vision Zero” initiative to make New York safer for pedestrians. If there’s one thing we don’t need, it’s extra cars in any form to further congest our streets and Central Park and cause more fatal crashes or injuries. All this is now compounded by the news that this thoughtless proposal may well be rooted in a move to facilitate a real estate deal, one that would free the valuable property where the carriage horses reside for more unneeded and high-priced development. One can only hope that Mayor de Blasio will rethink this untenable plan and keep

the carriage horses in New York City, perhaps in Central Park. It’s where they belong — where they’re well-loved, well-cared for, and fervently wanted. Shirley Secunda Secunda is chairperson, Community Board 2 Traffic and Transportation Committee

In it, reading it To The Editor: Thanks so much for citing my current “loshow” at Dorian Grey Gallery in the March 20 Scoopy’s Notebook column. By the way, after I picked up the April 17

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licans and Democrats alike — no one gets a pass. He then promptly slammed Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver for allowing rentregulation protections to weaken “three times” during the past two decades. Among the plentiful political mingling and schmoozing, club member and senior advocate Tom Connor spoke with Judge Tanya Kennedy, below right. The guest speaker was John Strausbaugh, author of “The Village: 400 Years of Beats and Bohemians, Radicals and Rogues, a

History of Greenwich Village.” Political buttons from campaigns past were among the items in a silent auction. So was a copy of Strausbaugh’s comprehensive and gracefully written book, plus two loaves of delicious home-baked bread by former club president Jonathan Geballe. Club members and their guests enjoyed Tio Pepe’s delicious Spanish fare, including a mammoth-sized mixed paella and some of the largest, eggy-est flan you’ll find anywhere.

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he storied Village Independent Democrats political club held their 57th annual awards celebration at Tio Pepe restaurant, at 168 W. Fourth St., last Thursday evening. Honorees included, above from left, with club president Tony Hoffmann, center, Andrew Berman, executive director of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic

Preservation; Kevin Finnegan, director of politics and legislation for 1199 SEIU United Hospital Workers East; Michael McKee, treasurer of Tenants Political Action Committee; and Kate Linker, a community organizer with Greater NYC for Change. Berman, in his remarks, said he would keep being a watchdog of the powers that be that would wreck the Village, vowing to “hold their feet to the fire.” McKee, for his part, said, as a defender of affordable housing, he’ll call out Repub-

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Hell’s Kitchen is heating up with riverfront renewal REAL ESTATE This real estate section covering the broader Downtown area is a new feature of NYC Community Media and will appear periodically in The Villager. Email questions, comments and story ideas to news@thevillager.com. BY LAUREN PRICE

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ot so many years ago, not everyone would have been excited about living in Hell’s Kitchen. Today, the revival of what was once a roughand-tumble swath of tenements, factories, warehouses and parking structures into a white-hot neighborhood –– from Eighth Ave. west to the Hudson River, between 30th and 57th Sts. –– is the talk of the town. Driving forces behind the transformation include the evolution of the Hudson River Park, the nation’s secondlargest waterside urban open space, the development of the High Line and Chelsea Piers, and, most dramatically, the sale of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s rail yards to make way for the creation of the mixed-use Hudson Yards community on what is Manhattan’s largest undeveloped parcel of land. Some Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood favorites, of course, have been around for decades. Officially dubbed Restaurant Row in 1973, the block of 46th St. between Eighth and Ninth Aves. offers diners the choice of some 35 eateries. Established in 2000, Theater Row, on and around 42nd St. mostly between Ninth and Tenth Aves., is a beloved complex of renovated historic theaters, including the Acorn, the Beckett, the Clurman and the Lion. The weekend-long Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market, since 2003, has turned the block of 39th St. between Ninth and Tenth Aves. into a value-hunter’s paradise. There, vendors hawk everything from greenmarket goods to vintage clothing, antique jewelry, collectibles, furniture, books and toys. The Hudson Yards property, however, is a historic, even unprecedented game-changer. “When there is an opportunity to develop a very large area of land, builders have the freedom to create projects that cannot be accomplished elsewhere in Manhattan,” said Gary Malin, president of Citi Habitats. “As our city continuously evolves, Hell’s Kitchen has steadily grown into a booming neighborhood where everyone wants to live.” Take the no-fee rentals at Gotham West –– a new building at 550 W. 45th St. with LEED certification (a green construction seal of approval) –– as an example of how the neighborhood is changing at lightning speed. Inhome amenities include floor-to-ceiling windows, wideplank quarter-sawn oak floors, washers and dryers, and kitchens outfitted with KitchenAid appliances and granite worktops. Some have walk-in closets and separate kitchen pantries. This full-service building boasts complimentary weekday breakfasts, curated artworks, a business center, a demo kitchen used by invited professional chefs, a billiards room, a fitness center, three outdoor spaces –– including the Sky Terrace with an outdoor movie screen –– a bike porter for last minute tune-ups, complimentary shuttles to Sixth Ave. for weekday morning and evening commutes, and on-site parking. The block-long Gotham West Market features artisan vendors and excellent dining choices. Rents begin at $2,975 per month. (gothamwestnyc.com) No-fee rentals are also on tap at the brand new LEED Gold-registered Abington House at 500 W. 30th St. Leas-

A view of the High Line from Related’s Abington House at 500 W. 30th St.

ing studios to two-bedroom units with open plans, the building offers some units with private outdoor space. All homes feature large windows, oak floors, and washer/ dryers, with some also affording breathtaking views of the High Line, the Hudson River and the skyline. There are three communal terraces, one of them dedicated to barbecuing, along with party rooms, indoor/outdoor screening rooms, lounge areas and the exclusive grooming, walking, training, and playdate services offered by Dog City. Rents start at $3,000 per month. (related.com) The Ohm at 312 Eleventh Ave. at 30th St. was built with no-fee rental units ranging from about 560 to 1,020 square feet, 20 percent of them in the affordable housing category. They all showcase floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors, open kitchens, washer/ dryers and safes. Communal amenities include a lounge, a sky deck, a fitness center, complimentary shuttles to and from Penn Station for weekday morning and evening commutes, and on-site parking. Rents start at $2,695 per month. (ohmny.com) For no-frill renters willing to pay a broker’s fee –– especially those who don’t mind living in a building without an elevator –– the Oxford Property Group has dozens of listings in Hell’s Kitchen from as low as $1,600 per month for a renovated studio with new Thermopane windows, high ceilings, hardwood floors, a walk-in closet and granite worktops in the kitchen. For $2,100 a month, this brokerage also offers a number of one-bedroom apartments. (opgny.com) For buyers who prefer mid-rise dwellings, 540West, on 49th St., is made up of two seven-story interconnected buildings. The unit mix runs from studios to two-bedrooms, including duplexes and penthouses, from 501 to 1,625 square feet. As expected in a newer building, this one offers residences with floor-to-ceiling windows, white oak floors and washer/ dryers. Resident-only ame-

nities include a fitness center, two roof decks, a lounge, a courtyard with reflecting pool, an open-air movie theater and a pet spa. This building is sold exclusively through Halstead Property Development Marketing and priced from $725,000. Owners can expect to move in by year’s end. (540west.com) Meanwhile, Related Companies’ massive, 28-acre Hudson Yards development project, between 30th and 34th Sts. west of 10th Ave., will include 17 million square feet of commercial and residential space, including 100plus stores (negotiations are reportedly underway with Neiman Marcus), 20 restaurants, a luxury hotel, park areas and a 750-seat public school. An extension of the number 7 subway line from Times Square to 34th St. and 11th Ave. is set to open toward the later part of this year. The LEED Gold-registered 10 Hudson Yards commercial tower, with a direct link to the High Line, has inked deals to lease commercial space to world-class names including Coach, L’Oreal and German software powerhouse SAP. An enormous Fairway Market will be developed under the High Line. The first residential tower, LEED Gold-registered 15 Hudson Yards will open in 2017. Comprised largely of condominiums, the building will have a 20 percent setaside for affordable rentals. Adjacent to that, the Culture Shed, the much talkedabout multipurpose venue offering seven levels of flexible performance and gallery space — to host a dizzying range of art, design and special events, including New York City’s Fashion Week — is also slated to open in 2017. Also LEED Gold-registered, 30 Hudson Yards, a commercial tower with the city’s highest outdoor observation deck, will be ready by 2018. Time Warner has already acquired more than 1 million square feet of office space in this building for about 5,000 employees from corporate operations, including HBO, Turner Broadcasting and Warner Bros. Condos, a hotel and both retail and entertainment spaces at LEED Gold-registered 35 Hudson, with direct access to the High Line, Hudson River Park and Hudson Boulevard & Park — a planned ribbon of parkland that will wend its way between 10th and 11th Aves. — is also expected to open in 2018. (relatated.com/hudson-yards) With new builds and conversions proliferating on the Far West Side, there are a number of available posh penthouses facing the Hudson River, for both rental and purchase. Penthouse seekers might check out the 959-square-foot two-bedroom with river views in the Atelier’s 35th floor at 635 W. 42nd St. The asking price is $1.9 million, and there’s a tax abatement through 2018. Communal amenities include a resident-only lounge with complimentary weekday breakfasts, a basketball court and gym, a swimming pool, two roof decks with grill areas, complimentary shuttles across 42nd St. for weekday morning and evening commutes, and on-site parking. (halstead.com) No-fee renters willing to pay sky-high to live skyhigh will find the 2,200-square-foot, convertible fourbedroom penthouse (including two master suites) on the 61st floor of the LEED Gold One MiMA Tower, at 460 W. 42nd St., just the ticket. Building extras include an Equinox and indoor lap pool, full-size basketball and volleyball courts, three landscaped terraces with private dining pods and barbecue areas, party rooms/catering kitchens, outdoor/indoor screening rooms, an Internet cafe and business center, a game room, and on-site training, grooming, walking and scheduled playdate services from Dog City. This home will set you back $19,000 a month. (related.com)

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Recreation rocks on the river REAL ESTATE BY LAUREN PRICE

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estored and reimagined piers, dazzling water views, lush grassy expanses and a leg of the nation’s most heavily used bikeway are among the highlights at Hudson River Park, which has become the elegant front lawn for Manhattan’s West Side neighborhoods. Comprised of multiple ball fields, tennis and basketball courts and myriad aquatic pleasures, the park is also home to an 18hole miniature golf course, a children’s carousel with hand-carved wood figures of Hudson River Valley animals, a trapeze school that had Carrie Bradshaw flying through the air on “Sex and the City,” and seasonal beach volleyball. Annual summertime events for all ages are neighborhood favorites, too. Starting July 12, kids can enjoy movies at Pier 46 at Charles St. in the West Village, while adult fare will be screened at Riverflicks at Pier 63 at 23rd St. in Chelsea. Pack a picnic dinner for concerts at RiverRocks beginning July 11 at Pier 84 at 44th St., and, from July 14 on this same pier, you can dance the night away to some of the

best bands around at MoonDance. Pier 84 also offers the annual Blues BBQ Festival on Aug. 24, an outdoor water play area and bicycle rentals. Hudson River Park hosts youth enrichment programs throughout the year, ranging from Riverside Rangers, in which kids explore the river’s ecosystem through discovery-based science experiments and nature-inspired crafts, to Big City Fishing –– all led by experts. “Our educational programs are a vital resource for thousands of families and students,” said Nicolette Witcher, the park’s vice president of environment and education. “This summer, our lineup is better than ever. And we’re thrilled to be partnering with New York Hall of Science this fall to present SUBMERGE!, a free, daylong marine science festival devoted to New York City’s coastal waters that will feature noted marine scientists, interactive demonstrations and hands-on activities for all ages.” (hudsonriverpark.org) Summertime is a particularly active time for youth at Chelsea Piers, with 16 specialty sports camps for youths, ages 3 to 17. Programs include golf, gymnastics, soccer, iceskating, bowling and basketball. Camps run from June 16 to Aug. 29, and enrollments range from one week to 11 weeks. Sign up before May 23 for early-bird pricing. (chelseapiers.com/camps)

Legendary art-supply store Pearl Paint, at 308 Canal St., closed Thurs., April 17. It had occupied the six-story building — now for sale — since around 1960. Before then it was on Church St. where it opened in 1933. Last Saturday, someone had covered the place’s shuttered gate with “Gentrification in Progress” crime scene-style tape.

Chin calls for more SCRIE reform BY SAM SPOKONY

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ollowing the state Legislature’s recent plan to include thousands more lowincome seniors in a city-administered rent-freeze program, a group of city councilmembers are calling for passage of another state bill to provide further housing security by tying future expansions of the program to regional cost-of-living increases. The Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption, or SCRIE, program freezes housing costs for rent-regulated residents older than age 62 who already pay more than onethird of their income for rent. The current maximum annual income for SCRIE eligibility is $29,000, though the state budget deal, approved March 31, would raise that income cap to $50,000, pending City Council approval. Consideration of the new state provision has been underway since April 10, when Margaret Chin, who chairs the City Council’s Committee on Aging, introduced a bill that, if passed, would make the increase official. Meanwhile, the state is still considering a bill that would eliminate the need for future legislative action to increase SCRIE income limits. That bill — first introduced in January 2013 by Assemblymember Joan Millman and state Senator Bill Perkins — would require the state’s top housing agency to increase the income limits at each year’s start, to reflect any annual increase in the

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regional Consumer Price Index that covers New York and northern New Jersey. The C.P.I. — released monthly by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics — considers prices for things like food, clothing and shelter and transportation fares. Proponents of the Millman-Perkins bill have long claimed that tying SCRIE increases to the C.P.I. would ensure that thousands more city seniors — especially those in rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods — would not be displaced from their homes by rising rents. Now, Chin is once again trying to help push that SCRIE reform forward. A new Council resolution, introduced jointly on April 29 by Chin and Councilmembers Karen Koslowitz and Julissa Ferreras, would call on the Legislature to pass the Millman-Perkins bill. “Our seniors have the right to age in place without fear of being priced out of their lifelong homes and neighborhoods,” Chin said. “As New York City’s costs of living continue to rise, SCRIE serves as an essential safety net for seniors whose housing would otherwise be in jeopardy. “By quickly enacting legislation linking SCRIE to regional C.P.I., the state can guarantee that more seniors can afford to remain in their homes.” New York and northern New Jersey’s C.P.I. increased 1.3 percent from March 2013 to March 2014, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Garden lovers spring into Lower East Side pageant On Saturday, about 100 Lower East Side gardeners and supporters took part in a new pageant intended to celebrate the neighborhood’s abundant green spaces, while calling attention to the need to make all community gardens permanent. Called Spring Awakening, the event harkened back to the Earth Celebrations pageant of old, with homemade costumes, music, a “poetry romp” and street revelry. Four different parade groups set off from different locations and meandered through the neighborhood visiting various green havens, then converged on El Jardin del Paradiso, on E. Fourth St., which is home to a massive tree fort. Above, everyone gathered for a group photo in All People’s Garden, on E. Third St. Herman Hewitt, Community Board 3 first vice chairperson, is at left in first row, in green sweatshirt.

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Steve Cannon laughed with poet Jesus-Papaleto Melendez, one of the many bards who came out to serenade him at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe last Wed., April 23. The benefit was organized by friends to raise money to help defray Cannon’s moving expenses, after he was forced out of his home of 40 years. This Saturday, Cannon will be hosting a release party for the latest issue of Tribes magazine, at Bowery Arts & Science, at Bowery Poetry, 308 Bowery, at 1 p.m. And on Sunday, Cannon will be named a “Lower East Side Community Hero” at a presentation in the East River Park, part of the inaugural Lower East Side History Month celebration (leshistorymonth.org).

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RE/Mixed Redux A festival evolves, faster than the speed of 5G

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n 1967’s “Trout Fishing in America,” the genre-splicing counterculture author Richard Brautigan based “The Kool-Aid Wino” — one of the book’s many self-contained entries — on a destitute childhood friend who stretched his lone nickel package of the powdery substance far beyond its suggested two-quart yield, transforming it (sans essential ingredient sugar) into a gallon’s worth of day-long drinking. “He created his own Kool-Aid reality,” the story goes, “and was able to illuminate himself by it.” Although driven by economic necessity rather than artistic vision, the

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character ’s knack for repurposing his source material kept coming back to me throughout this past weekend’s RE/ Mixed Media Festival — whose concerts, installations, workshops, exhibits and lectures (held at The New School and La MaMa’s Culturehub) addressed “remix culture” on a multitude of theoretical and practical levels.

WHO OWNS THE BEAT THAT’S BEEN TURNED AROUND?

When DJs of the 1970s began to craft longer, dance-friendly club versions of disco songs by adding material not in the original recording, remixing was born. While the term is relatively new, the practice is as ancient as the second

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From b-boy to bee sampler: Patrick Rosal’s early exposure to remixing came from the business end of a Matchbox track.

Kriolta Welt and “Carousel” curator and host R. Sikoryak give voice to Popeye and Olive Oyl, for the short version of a long “Odyssey.”

iteration of the first expression of the human condition. Whether you call it remix, mashup, hybrid, cross-pollination or adaptation, the act of creative appropriation, festival organizers note, “has been the de-facto methodology of art making for centuries.” But if we’re all copycats, does the debt to our predecessors include a royalty payment? To what extent can anything shaped from the collective unconscious be claimed as a fresh take worthy of “intellectual property” protection? Those are questions the festival’s been asking since its 2010 debut — with the answer becoming more nuanced and elusive as 20th century copyright law is left in the dust by rapidly advancing (and increasingly accessible) technology.

Festival Director Tom Tenney, in a conversation with this paper two days after RE/Mixed IV closed, noted a shift in tone from past editions. With 48 hours of hindsight, Tenney’s already making adjustments based on the realization that remix culture “is a misnomer. It should be ‘remix cultures.’ ” With an increasing amount of international guest presenters and audiences comes a desire to broaden the conversation beyond remixing’s strictly domestic implications. “Back in 2010,” recalls Tenney, “we were focused primarily on copyright issues — and that still does loom over everything. But not everybody who participates is necessarily a copyright REDUX, continued on p. 22

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‘Extraterrestrial’ knows its history, a little too well Wildly fun monster movie a sweet taste of things to come FILM EXTRATERRESTRIAL Directed by Colin Minihan PHOTO COURTESY OF THE FILMMAKERS

Written by The Vicious Brothers Runtime: 106 minutes

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he filmmakers call themselves The Vicious Brothers, and they’ve called their film “Extraterrestrial.” That should be enough information to give you a good idea of whether or not you’ll dig their new movie. If you’re searching for subtlety, don’t come looking around here. But if you’re the kind of person who can appreciate an honest-to-goodness take on the monster movie genre, you’re in for a good time. With “Extraterrestrial,” the Vicious Brothers (Colin Minihan and Stuart Ortiz) have created a stylish and fun creature feature, done with reverence and respect for the home-invasion horror, sci-fi thriller and cabin-in-the-woods genres — which is something to value in a market saturated with ironic and detached takes. This reverence, however, proves to be the biggest weakness of the movie — their script follows the conventions of the genre to a tee. The Brothers’ debut cult hit feature, the low-budget, found footage horror “Grave Encounters,” was funny and self-reflexive, excelling at playing off horror conventions to achieve moments of unexpected comedy and seat-jumping scares. Unfortunately, “Extraterrestrial” doesn’t have the same

A Vicious (Brothers) threat from outer space: This extraterrestrial can’t be placated with Reese’s Pieces.

spark as their earlier effort. It’s so concerned with faithfully abiding by the formula that it never provides a fresh spin on the tropes. There are some attempts at self-awareness, but the Brothers’ tongues are planted just far enough in their cheeks to know that they’re aware of the clichés they’re playing with, but not deep enough to do anything different with them. The close adherence to established structures also unfortunately diffuses any real terror that could be derived from the alien invasion premise. Fortunately, though the script is lackluster, the Vicious Brothers are able to stick the landing due to the total commitment of everyone in front of and behind the camera. The direction, credited to Minihan, is stellar. Shedding the limitations of the found footage genre, the film reveals that the Brothers are more than capable genre stylists, and this film works as a highlight reel for their impressive talents, with showy camerawork on display throughout. The

frenetic editing and direction help to create tension during the action sequences, despite the predictability of the story (which is no small feat). The cinematography and special effects are also worth mentioning. They look just as good as productions with much larger budgets, and help draw you into the world of the film. The cast is all game too. Michael Ironside is a highlight, hilariously infectious as the resident stoner/UFO-expert/grizzled Vietnam vet. Jesse Moss and Brittany Allen fare well as the kids in the woods, with Moss in particular going all out with his jerkwad best friend routine, and Allen providing the film with a sympathetic center. Plus, it’s hard to hate a movie with such a bonkers ending. In the final reel, the Brothers zoom from a disturbing, dark fortress in the stars and back to Earth — whiplashing between tones and wrapping things up with a spectacular tracking shot. If the Vi-

cious Brothers can unite the wit and scares from their debut with the polish and filmmaking prowess on display here, their next effort could be a classic. As it stands, they’ve produced a wildly fun modern-day midnight B-movie that fits like a comfortable shoe. While it’s nice to watch in the moment, one hopes that it will be a stepping stone to something even bigger. CORRECTION In last week’s arts section, the review for “Extraterrestrial” — then playing at the Tribeca Film Festival and currently without a theatrical release date — did not, in fact, contain the actual review. Instead, we ran the text for “Summer of Blood,” whose review appeared on the same page. Although arts editor Scott Stiffler would like to blame outside intervention from a sinister alien presence, it was, in fact, plain old human error. He apologizes to you, the reader — as well as the filmmakers, who are hopefully more forgiving than their name (The Vicious Brothers) would indicate.

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Book by ROBERT SICKINGER Music & Lyrics by ALARIC JANS Directed by LISSA MOIRA

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CHARLOTTE’S SONG Written by NANCY FERRAGALLO Directed by MARIO GOLDEN & ANDREAS ROBERTZ

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Pills, potatoes and teenage perils

FILM BENEATH THE HARVEST SKY Directed by Aron Gaudet & Gita Pullapilly Screenplay by Aron Gaudet & Gita Pullapilly Runtime: 116 minutes Opens May 2, at Cinema Village 22 E. 12th St. (btw. University Place & Fifth Ave.) Call 212-924-3363 or visit cinemavillage.com Also available on iTunes & VOD

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ith excellent acting, a timely plot about today’s exploding prescription-pill drug trade and an overall impressive authenticity, “Beneath the Harvest Sky” is a powerful movie that will stay with you after the viewing. A full-length independent feature film, it was co-written and co-directed by husband-and-wife team Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly, who live in Bar Harbor, Maine. The two met while working for Midwestern TV news stations, and their journalistic, fact-gathering training, no doubt, helped add to the film’s realistic feeling. They shot it in Van Buren, in northern Maine, where they — as well as the film’s actors — did extensive research, learning all that they could from the locals. “We talked to everyone,” said Gaudet, who grew up in the state. New York City native Emory Cohen, 24, a graduate of Greenwich Village’s own progressive Elisabeth Irwin High School, on Charlton St., turns in a stellar performance in the film’s main role of Casper Coty. Casper and his best friend, Dominic, portrayed by Australian actor Callan McAuliffe, are saving up money to buy a car and get out of their small, dead-end town. School isn’t for Casper, who gets booted out of English class and into trouble for act-

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ing disrespectfully during a discussion, fittingly, of the classic S.E. Hinton coming-ofage novel, “The Outsiders.” While Dominic is working, at least parttime, in the potato harvest (the area’s traditional economy), Casper is immersed in the family business: the drug trade. However, Dominic, unfortunately for him, is also involved in the latter as Casper’s sidekick. When Casper’s girlfriend, Tasha — played by Zoe Levin — tells him she’s pregnant, he is determined to become a provider and score a big deal he’s working on to smuggle drugs across the border to Canada. Meanwhile, Dominic’s harvest girlfriend, Emma — Sarah Sutherland, Kiefer Sutherland’s daughter — is striving for a better life, too, but it’s through college, and she doesn’t see Dominic as part of her future plans. In one of the film’s lighter moments, Casper and Dominic go around to local seniors’ homes and buy up all their pill supplies. The seniors gladly sell their bottles of prescription painkillers (no doubt, opioids, like Oxycontin) to the teens, at a presumably marked-up price. The Drug Enforcement Agency soon gets on the case, and the two friends find themselves in far deeper than they ever expected — with tragic consequences. Throughout the movie, the landscape and culture of northern Maine is richly and lovingly depicted. This reviewer is no fan of the shaky handheld camera technique, where the frame is always restlessly shifting and jiggling slightly to lend a “realistic” feeling. But, in the end, it doesn’t detract too much here. And the cinematography is terrific, with images that linger in the mind’s eye — a distraught Emma walking on the train tracks in golden afternoon sunlight; the whooping youths in a truck at night shining a floodlight at a fleeing moose on the highway; and the ever-churning, spud-laden conveyor belts of the potato harvest. Little snippets of French are occasionally dropped — “C’est bon,” Dominic tells a man selling a car. Meanwhile, Cohen’s Maine accent is very natural and convincing. Talking about Cohen, Gaudet told Portland’s WCSH TV, “People think, like did you find him in Aroostook County? Be-

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‘Harvest Sky’ delivers an insider’s look at troubled outsiders Tasha (Zoe Levin) has a talk with Casper (Emory Cohen, in a “stellar performance”).

cause he just seems like he’s from the county, he’s just like this so full-on county kid.” In another presumably authentic touch, Casper totes around a mini Howitzer-like “potato gun,” which he likes to blast at stuff for destructive kicks. The minimal score is funky blues-rock that fits the mood. Like “The Outsiders,” this movie has a strong emotional pull. Just as in that novel, the main characters are likable and sympathetic,   yet caught up in a no-win situation.

Unlike so much of today’s schlocky teen entertainment, this film’s narrative feels completely real, to the point of being almost like a documentary — again, no doubt, owing to the filmmakers’ news background, plus the cast’s fine acting. “To me,” Gaudet said in a TV interview, “I connect with it because I grew up in a small town in Maine and dreamed of something bigger. And that’s the heart of the story, these two kids that kind of want to go out and forge this path to some future.”

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activist, and that’s okay. Remix is coming to mean different things to different people. That’s good, because it’s not just a response to corporate and copyright control. It’s a tool to express yourself, using appropriative techniques.”

BEEN THERE, USED THAT

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“Remix owes a debt to people from postcolonial societies,” asserted Patrick Rosal, who had no problem acknowledging the shoulders he stood on. In fact, that’s largely what he came for. Immediately following the festival’s keynote address, “Breakbeat Poetics & the Digital Realm” had the Rutgers-based poet, essayist, DJ and academic paying tribute to DJ Kool Herc. The Jamaicanborn innovator, Rosal noted, laid the groundwork for everything from rapping to the DJ’s cut (multiple copies of a record, aligned to the same section, for use as a sort of callback chorus). “It’s the first technique of the remix,” said Rosal, who likened cutting to “a No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to pose! Kriolta Welt’s bone dry observations accompanied her boxer ’s jab” — the base line connector “Pictorial Anatomy of 007.” to all other techniques. For a chronicle of how Kool Herc’s Bronx beat-juggling that back-crackin’ move [The Suicide] of the printer, printing out the names begat everything from turntabling to that I’d ever seen.” Later, the dancer of the dead.” He recorded the printer, rapping and sampling, Rosal cited Jeff confessed that his game-over display of chopping its raw audio into single wave Chang’s 2005 tome “Can’t Stop Won’t brilliance was the product of improvisa- forms that served as percussive and Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Genera- tion, not intent (his shoe flew off, and he bass sounds over which Filipino artists tion” as required reading that will given worked it into the act). recited numbers that both individualIt was lesson learned for Rosal, who ized the victims and called attention you an education without feeling like an to this day keeps a sharp eye out for to the shocking scope of the event. Anassignment. Peppering the lecture with his own how “the art of the accident” can be other project in the works will layer a poetic raps, Rosal also spoke of the hu- used an instrument to play “the truth recording of bees from the Cloisters and man body as “the fist machine of the told slanted.” scanner sounds over young men of color Excerpts from a work in progress il- interviewing victims of police violence. remix.” For a vivid illustration, he time tripped us back to the Jersey City Boys lustrated that. In response to a politicalAlthough DJ Herc was a frequent Club, circa 1986. Locked in combat with ly motivated massacre that took place touchstone, Rosal traced his own remix a rival crew, one of his b-boys went be- while on a 2009 Fulbright Fellowship to aesthetic all the way back to dear old yond the obligatory display of poppers the Philippines, Rosal printed out a list mom and dad. “My mother constantly and windmills, to score a decisive win of the victims. As heard from the oth- used things in a way they weren’t inby executing “the slickest version of er room, he was “seized by the sounds tended to be used,” he noted, recalling

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how she produced a handful of cooked rice when he ran out of glue, which allowed his Arizona flag classroom project to get back on track. Just as successful, but the stuff of more painful memories, was his father ’s discovery that a bright orange Matchbox track could be used to “beat us in the behind.” Giving due respect to this artful use of a found object, Rosal admitted that, b-boy dance floor injuries notwithstanding, it was his best example of how “remix can be painful.”

FUNNY THINGS HAPPENED IN THE FORUM

Electronic beats gave way to comedic ones, when Rosal’s 11am lecture was followed by a rare daylight “Carousel” display. Curated and hosted by R. Sikoryak, the monthly traveling slide show features a revolving cast of cartoonists and artists reading from their work. This particular edition was downright loopy, while drawing a straight line between the featured authors and the festival theme. Neither the voice nor the steady hand of Sikoryak trembled with guilt, as the “Masterpiece Comics” writer/illustrator did his best uncredited Jack Mercer impression — a necessary conceit, to invoke a certain sailor man whose iconic look and voice were shamelessly cribbed to tell the story of “Popysseus” (Homer ’s “Odyssey” cast with characters from “Popeye”). “I miss me sweet Penelope,” he says in the first panel, leaving the isle of Calypso to reunite with a wife who looks very much (okay, exactly) like Olive Oyl. The long-suffering Miss Oyl was voiced by the next presenter, Kriolta Welt, whose bone dry delivery accompanied illustrations from her “Pictorial Anatomy of 007” — in which familiar scenes from James Bond films were dissected, literally, to reveal REDUX, continued on p. 23

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RE/Mixed Media Festival moves beyond copyright concerns

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the fleshy mechanics allowing the composed British superspy to make strained eye contact with a poisonous spider on his shoulder or extend his handcuffed arm (in a manner, Welt noted, eerily similar to a 19th century anatomical illustration). Elsewhere in the festival, Tammy Faye Starlite (aka Tammy Lang) performed a truncated version of her acclaimed concert, “Nico/Chelsea Mädchen.” The gifted satirist, a longtime presence on the Downtown comedy scene (mostly in her country/gospel persona), sang a “cavalcade of non-hits” from the catalog of the late Teutonic chanteuse Nico. Supported by the deeply credible musicianship of two guitarists, Starlite’s interpretation of songs including “All Tomorrow’s Parties” and “Femme Fatale” was played largely straight. Laughs, and there were plenty of them, came from glory day tales of functioning as dysfunctional muse for the likes of Andy Warhol, Bob Dylan, David Bowie and Lou Reed. “He took this from me and reflected it upon himself,” she said of Reed, while making a weak but confident case for her intellectual ownership of “I’ll Be Your Mirror.” Starlite as Nico was similarly dour and clueless, when attempting some illadvised bonding. “That was a very communal experience,” she said, longing for the umbilical comfort of the stage after one number spent prowling the room

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while speculating on the sexual kinks of audience members. “It’s very difficult to both sing and walk at the same time,” she observed, specifying that Mick Jagger ’s technique didn’t count because it was “more of a jog.” With that, she gave the audience their leave: “Only two more songs,” she said, “and you’re free to go — as free as you can be in this predetermined world.” The joke was on her. We would have stayed for more.

WHEN THE IMAGINARY (APP) BECOMES REAL

The festival’s second day began with a presentation from composer, multimedia artist, editor and author Paul D. Miller. Known internationally as DJ Spooky, he at one point mentioned that his tag line moniker, That Subliminal Kid, was taken from the William S. Burroughs novel, “Nova Express.” It wasn’t the only time a RE/Mixed participant made reference to — and expressed reverence for — a literary figure who advanced the form with cutting and stream of consciousness techniques familiar to the DJ. Patrick Rosal, for example, gave props to Keats and Dickinson, noting, “A poet is one who ‘breaks’ into language.” For his part, Miller traced the sci-fi-tinged work of Burroughs (who called language “a virus from outer space”) to William Gibson (whose cyberspace vision of the 1980s came to fruition before century’s end). Pointing to “The Imaginary App” ex-

The iconic DJ Spooky traced the app icon’s rectangular frame back to the record cover sleeve.

hibit that surrounded him, Miller traced the imagery used to communicate the function of an app back to the work of Alex Steinweiss — who, upon adding pictorial content to the record cover sleeve, created a visual shorthand that found its perfect fit inside the rectangle. “People reduce a song to an image,” Miller said, noting how this “frame of experience” finds similar expression in a museum painting, the record album or the familiar shape housing everything from social media logos to app icons. Set for release in August, the book version of “The Imaginary App” gathers essays and articles by writers, artists and theoreticians — and features a group of satirical (often ridiculous) apps. Among the apps featured in the book’s exhibit form: The impossible achievement promised by “Weather Changer” is self-explanatory, while “Queerify” lets you give anything a gay upgrade, simply by tapping the screen. That’s assuming you’ve not used “Assault on Battery” — which grants some off-grid downtime to the user by “turning on the most waste-tastic combination of components on your phone,” thus providing “an excuse for ignoring friends, family, co-workers that no one can blame you for.” The imaginary app allowing one to erase a building from the skyline of a photo, Miller said, is one of several nolonger-imaginary apps. Either through self-fulfilling prophecy on the part of the contributor or sheer coincidence springing from the

zeitgeist, the line between brave new idea and globally available product dissolved before the "App" project wrapped up — causing this reporter to wonder if there was an app for synergy, which would alert you when somebody with the same idea obtained legal rights and took it to market before you did. That inquiry took its final form just after the Q&A session had concluded, but no matter: Miller referred any follow-up questions to his @djspooky Twitter account. That minds think alike is not particularly surprising. But Miller, noting that billions from China, Africa, Brazil and elsewhere will soon be adding their online voices to the mix, wondered what the face of immersive media would look like when we’re all surfing the same 5G wave. When network systems move with a speed comparable to the imagination, the DJ “will be all about the mobile,” Miller said. That confident assertion recalled something brought up by Lev Manovich — who, in the festival’s keynote address, boiled the remix down to our biological urge to interface. Referencing a slide of social media communications in NYC before, during and after Superstorm Sandy, he called attention to the amount of dots representing activity during the blackout. “People still take pictures,” he said. “They don’t give up.” For more information, visit remixnycom.

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a living wage of $21 per hour — or around $44,000 per year — but they’ve never had a chance to even bargain for that kind of increase. And back in 2012, Samuel was asked by management to take care of the Printing House after Hurricane Sandy struck and left the neighborhood flooded and without power. The porter said he had to stay on the job nonstop for a full week in order to keep the Hudson St. building functioning. After it was all over, he didn’t get the thousands of dollars in overtime pay he was expecting. Instead, Samuel’s bosses offered him a choice: a week’s vacation or $500. “I took the money because I needed it,” he told The Villager. “But I couldn’t believe that. I didn’t even have a chance to go home to my family during the storm, to see how they were doing. And what did I get for it? Basically nothing.” These are things that new buyers of the Printing House’s magazine-worthy condos may not be aware of. And that’s not surprising, given that Myles Horn, the developer leading the conversions and renovations that have so steeply raised the building’s prices, seems more interested in taking care of business than taking care of the workers, according to supporters of the underpaid employees. Horn, along with two multibillion-dollar investment firms, purchased 104 of the building’s 184 condo units in 2011, and has since undertaken a massive effort to convert those units into 60 larger, redesigned spaces. Most of the conversions are done, and some of the new units have already sold, with 750-square-foot studios starting at more than $1.5 million, and two-, three- and four-bedroom units climbing up to $7 million. Last year, Horn and the Printing House condo board — which he now essentially controls — got wind that Samuel and his fellow workers were planning to unionize, according to the workers and some longtime building residents who support them. In an apparent attempt to stifle their push for unionization, the board immediately took the employees off the Printing House payroll, and hired an outside building-service organization, Planned Companies, to manage the workers. Planned Companies reportedly has a long history of union busting, and has threatened or intimidated workers in other buildings who have supported S.E.I.U. 32BJ — the city’s building workers’ union — according to violations issued by the National Labor Relations Board. At the Printing House, Planned Companies allegedly targeted Samuel with that kind of intimidation last fall, when the managers gave some of the workers a small raise, but specifically — and publicly, in front of the other employees — snubbed the porter, as well as another long-term employee, by denying them a raise. “I asked about my raise, and they said, ‘Maybe next year,’ ” said Samuel. “But the thing is, they know that I was the one lead-

The Printing House, on Hudson St. between Clarkson and Leroy Sts., is located across from J.J. Walker ball field. A developer and the building’s condo board are playing hardball with the building’s staff.

ing a lot of the discussions about trying to unionize, and I could tell that they were trying to make me mad, trying to divide us and turn us against each other. “They don’t have any respect for people who’ve been there a long time,” he continued, “and I think they wish I was gone, and they’re trying to make my life miserable, but they can’t do it. I’m still here.” Since last year’s payroll shift, the workers have gotten a great deal of support from 32BJ, which has helped lead protests outside the Printing House — many featuring “Scabby,” the famed inflatable rat. “The conditions for workers at this building are unconscionable,” said Héctor Figueroa, president of 32BJ, in a statement e-mailed to The Villager. “Not only are they subjected to safety hazards due to the condo conversions, but in a building filled with the ultra-rich, these workers are struggling to make ends meet. It is buildings like this that contribute to the massive inequality and tale of two cities in New York.” Alongside the union, state Senator Brad Hoylman also wrote a letter to Horn on March 28, to express worries about the developer’s decision to bring in Planned Companies and apparently prevent unionization. “The opportunity for workers to organize, free from retaliation or intimidation, is a well-established right in American law,” Hoylman’s letter stated. “I am very concerned that [Planned Companies] is engaging in unfair labor practices and interfering with this right. “Therefore I urge you and your fellow members of the Printing House Board of Managers to take these allegations extremely seriously and take swift action to remedy the situation on behalf of workers at 421 Hudson Street, including terminating contracts with [Planned Companies],” Hoylman wrote. That letter has not received a response,

according to Hoylman’s office, and the 32BJ-led protests have also been met with silence. Neither Horn nor Planned Companies responded to requests for comment. Meanwhile, dozens of longtime Printing House residents — the vast majority of those living there before Horn’s conversions — have also supported the workers, and are still attempting to start a dialogue with their building’s board about letting the workers unionize and receive better wages. But their efforts to get answers from Horn and the board — including a petition sent directly to the board — have also apparently been ignored. “I just don’t see what’s wrong with paying our guys fair wages, because it’s the right thing to do,” said Bonnie Simon, who has lived on the sixth floor of the Printing House since 1990. “We want these workers to get a fair shake, because they’re like our extended family.” Both Simon and Frank Nervo, who has lived on the building’s second floor since 1994, told The Villager they believe Horn is preventing the workers from unionizing in order to help facilitate sales of the newly converted condos. By keeping their staff’s wages low, the developer can also minimize the condos’ common charges — basically, monthly maintenance charges, which pay the workers’ salaries — and potentially advertise those small charges as a benefit of buying a unit in the building. An unsold one-bedroom condo is currently listed on the Printing House Web site for slightly more than $2.1 million, with common charges prominently displayed at only $570 per month. A much larger threebedroom unit, selling for nearly $6 million, features common charges of only $1,576 per month. Simon and Nervo said they’ve tried many times to ask the building’s board about this, but have never received a response.

“It seems to me that there’s no answer from the board because it’s an indefensible position,” said Nervo. “On a dollars and cents basis, it seems entirely indefensible.” The two residents added that, according to figures they received from 32BJ, putting the Printing House’s workers on union standard wages would only increase common charges about 20 percent. For the $2.1 million condo mentioned above, that would mean a rise of only around $115 per month — an amount unlikely to cause a super-rich buyer to go elsewhere. “And to keep the common charges that low just to help with sales, and to do it on the backs of working people, is just deplorable,” said Nervo, who added his strong belief that paying the building workers fair wages also benefits the residents. “We want to have reliable, loyal workers here, because we rely on these folks,” he said. “We trust our families, our pets, our packages to the workers...and when the toilet floods, who do we call?” Another resident, Melissa Dent, who has lived on the sixth floor of the Printing House since 1993 — and whose husband passed away last year, leaving her on her own at home — expressed similar feelings. “I wouldn’t be here without these workers,” she told The Villager. “They’re my family, they’re here for me. And it really makes me angry that they’re selling apartments here for millions, but they’re paying these guys horrible wages. I think it sucks.” She also pointed out that many new residents of the recently converted condos — who often fit the “yuppie” persona, according to Dent and others — simply aren’t aware, or are least not worried, about the conditions faced by their building’s workers. “The problem is that there are a lot of those people who are just buying units now and moving in, and they think everything’s great,” said Dent. “It seems like they’re more concerned with just enjoying their new apartments.” Samuel, the porter, has gotten that feeling as well. He recalled a recent protest in front of the building, with the union’s inflatable rat prominently on display, during which a young woman — one of the Printing House’s new residents — came outside and spoke to him. “She was mad,” said Samuel. “She told us she didn’t want us to have the rat in front of the building, because she had friends coming over to see her. “And honestly, we get that,” he continued. “You know, nobody likes the rat. We tell the yuppies that we don’t want to be doing it either. But if they want us to stop, they should call their board members, and tell them to get off their butts, take care of business and let us unionize, and all this would disappear. Everything would be fine. “The way we see it is, that something’s not right, so we have to protest. I mean, what do you want us to do? You want us to keep getting stepped on until we’re too old to fight back?”

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Through rain, snow (but not vortexes)... Joe Katz who lives in Silver Towers with his wife, recently turned 90. The retired New York University clinical psychology professor lunches with fellow seniors at Caring Community at Greenwich House, at 20 Washington Square North, and rides his trusty bike there every day. He said he likes his pink bicycle because the “homophobes won’t steal it.” He was riding during the winter, wearing his blue coat, below, but took a hiatus during the very cold weather. Now he’s back in the saddle again, wearing his red coat, above, riding back and forth between his home and the Caring Community. Meanwhile, his wife goes there, too, but she walks. His family reportedly would like him to stop cycling, but to no avail. He’s like the Forrest Gump of biking — you just can’t stop him.

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NOTICE OF QUAL. OF 650 FIFTH LESSEE LLC Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/17/14. Office loc.: NY County. LLC org. in DE 6/24/13. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to NRAI, 111 Eighth Ave., NY, NY 10011, the Reg. Agt. upon whom proc. may be served. DE off. addr.: 160 Greentree Dr., Ste. 101, Dover, DE 19904. Cert. of Form. on file: SSDE, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purp.: any lawful activities. Vil: 04/24 - 05/29/2014 NOTICE OF QUAL. OF VC SPECIAL HOLDINGS, LLC Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 6/21/13. Office loc.: NY County. LLC org. in DE 6/19/13. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to Att: General Counsel, 888 Seventh Ave., 22nd Fl., NY, NY 10019. 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: 04/24 - 05/29/2014 NOTICE OF QUAL. OF VISIUM ROYALTY PARTNERS LP Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 10/2/13. Office loc.: NY County. LP org. in DE 9/30/13. SSNY desig. as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to Att: Jacob Gottlieb, 888 Seventh Ave., NY, NY 10019. 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: 04/24 - 05/29/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF PLAZA CONSTRUCTION LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/07/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 02/06/14. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 260 Madison Ave., NY, NY 10016. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, New Castle Cnty., DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of the State of DE, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 04/24 - 05/29/2014 AKAY DIAMONDS LLC Art. Of Org. Filed Sec. of State of NY 4/11/2014. Off. Loc.: New York Co. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY to mail copy of process to The LLC, 15 W 47Th St, Ste 900, New York, NY 10036. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity. Vil: 04/24 - 05/29/2014

EDIT MODERN UPTOWN LLC Articles of Org. Filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) on March 10, 2014. Office in New York Co. SSNY Desig, Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 303 E. 33rd Street, Ste 3L, NY, NY 10016. Purpose: Real Estate Holding & Management. Vil: 04/24 - 05/29/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF AP PRODUCE LLC Arts. of Org. filed 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: Alex Badillo, 1314 Elder Ave., Apt. 3B, Bronx, NY 10472. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 04/24 - 05/29/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF NEW YORK RHINOS, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/13/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Foral, LLC, 12325 SW 131st Ave., Miami, FL 33186. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 04/24 - 05/29/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF CS 570 GP PARTNERS LLC Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 1/13/2014. Office location: NY County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to the principal business addr.: 545 5th Ave., 12th Fl., NY, NY 10017, Attn: Daniel Ghadamian, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. Term: until 12/31/2054. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 04/24 - 05/29/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF OLD ORCHARD CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LP Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/14/14. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 01/08/14. Princ. office of LP: 90 Park Ave., 5th Fl., NY, NY 10016. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, Attn: Ross Jackman at the princ. office of the LP. Name and addr. of each general partner are available from SSNY. DE addr. of LP: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 04/24 - 05/29/2014

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF JODY REAL ESTATE LLC Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 2/27/14. Office location: NY County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o DeGaetano & Carr LLP, 488 Madison Ave., 17th Fl., NY, NY 10022. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 04/24 - 05/29/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF K & D U.W.S., LLC Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 3/18/14. Office location: NY County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o DeGaetano & Carr LLP, 488 Madison Ave., 17th Fl., NY, NY 10022. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 04/24 - 05/29/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF NAS INSURANCE SERVICES, LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 3/28/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in CA 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. CA and principal business address: 16501 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 200, Encino, CA 91436. Cert. of Org. filed with CA Sec. of State, 1500 11th St., Sacramento, CA 95814. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Vil: 04/24 - 05/29/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF OMNIVERE, LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 4/8/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 1008 Asbury Ct., Winnetka, IL 60093. LLC formed in DE on 8/28/13. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE addr. of LLC: 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: 04/24 - 05/29/2014

NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF ATERIAN INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT, LP Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 4/7/14. Office location: NY County. LP formed in DE on 8/28/13. 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 Aterian Investment Partners, 1700 Broadway, 38th Fl., NY, NY 10019, Attn: Michael Fieldstone, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. 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, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Vil: 04/24 - 05/29/2014 NOTICE OF FOREIGN REGISTRATION OF SIKICH LLP Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 4/4/14. Office location: NY County. LLP registered in ­­­IL on 9/3/08. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLP upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: National Corporate Research, Ltd., 10 E. 40th St., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10016, principal office address. Cert. of Org. filed with IL Sec. of State, 501 S. 2nd St., Rm 351, Springfield, IL 62756. Purpose: practice the profession of public accounting. Vil: 04/24 - 05/29/2014 AMORE PRESS LLC a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 3/12/14. Office location: NewYork County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process toThe LLC, 119 W. 72nd St., #339, NY, NY 10023. General Purpose. Vil: 04/17 - 05/22/2014 EMANYC LLC a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 3/17/14. Office location: NewYork County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Legalinc Corporate Services Inc., 8857 Alexander Rd., Ste. 100A, Batavia, NY 14020. General Purpose. Vil: 04/17 - 05/22/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF THIS&THAT, LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/8/14. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 3/7/14. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Barlevi & Co., 11601 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1840, Los Angeles, CA 90025. Address to be maintained in DE: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Arts of Org. filed with the DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities. Vil: 04/17 - 05/22/2014

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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NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF AUTONOMY HOLDINGS, LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/07/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 04/03/14. Princ. office of LLC: 385 Fifth Ave., Ste. 500, NY, NY 10016. NYS fictitious name: AUTONOMY HOLDINGS INTERNATIONAL, LLC. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Alfred Sutton at the princ. office of the LLC. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with State of DE, Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 04/17 - 05/22/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF RENMAC GP, LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/09/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 03/19/14. Princ. office of LLC: 116 E. 16th St., 12th Fl., NY, NY 10003. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. The regd. agent of the company upon whom and at which process against the company can be served is Steven Hash, 116 E. 16th St., 12th Fl., NY, NY 10003. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of the State of DE, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 04/17 - 05/22/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF BELLA TALENT GROUP, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/07/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: 310 E. 74th St., Apt. 4F, NY, NY 10021. 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: 04/17 - 05/22/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF BAXTER OF CALIFORNIA LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/03/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: 575 Fifth Ave., NY, NY 10017. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207, regd. agent upon whom and at which process may be served. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 04/17 - 05/22/2014

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF 5 GUNPOWDER LANE LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/19/14. 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 Menaker & Herrmann LLP, 10 E. 40th St., NY, NY 10016, Attn: Robert F. Herrmann. Purpose: any lawful purpose. Vil: 04/17 - 05/22/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF PAUL FRANCIS FINANCIAL CONSULTING GROUP LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/28/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 200 Riverside Blvd., Ste. 12M, NY, NY 10069. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 04/17 - 05/22/2014 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 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF NOVOCURE USA LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 4/3/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 195 Commerce Way, Portsmouth, NH 03801. LLC formed in DE on 12/3/12. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE addr. of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Vil: 04/17 - 05/22/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF QSQUARED CAPITAL LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 3/4/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in DE on 2/24/14. 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: all lawful purposes. Vil: 04/17 - 05/22/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF PIA CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LP Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 3/20/14. Office location: NY County. LP formed in DE on 11/25/08. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 95 Morton St., Ground Fl., NY, NY 10014, principal business address. DE address of LP: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Name/address of genl. partner 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: 04/17 - 05/22/2014

GG4 PRODUCTIONS LLC a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 3/12/14. Office location: NewYork County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process toThe LLC, 160 W. 66th St., Apt. 39D, NY, NY 10023. General Purpose. Vil: 04/10 - 05/15/2014 ESSAR CAPITAL LLC Art. Of Org. Filed Sec. of State of NY 03/13/2014. Off. Loc.: New York Co. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY to mail copy of process to The LLC, c/o The Law Offices of Mitchell J. Devack, PLLC, 90 Merrick Avenue, Suite 500, East Meadow, NY 11554. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity. Vil: 04/10 - 05/15/2014 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

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, PURSUANT TO LAW, that the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at 66 John Street, 11th floor, on a petition for FRKK, INC to establish, maintain, and operate an small unenclosed sidewalk Cafe at 144 ORCHARD 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 CONSUMER AFFAIRS, ATTN: FOIL OFFICER, 42 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NY 10004. Vil: 05/01/2014

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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 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

PUBLIC NOTICE – WASHINGTON HEIGHTS 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 77 feet, which is located at 508 West 181st Street, in New York, New York County, New York. 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 - IVITelecom Services, Inc., 55 West Red Oak Lane, White Plains, New York 10604, CulturalResources@ivi-intl.com, or (914) 740-1930. Vil: 05/01/2014

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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: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The 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 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 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

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 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 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 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

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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/oThe LLC, 750 Lexington Ave., 28th Fl., NY, NY 10022. Purpose: any lawful activity. 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

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, PURSUANT TO 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 MSD ENTERPRISES, INC to continue to maintain, and operate an unenclosed sidewalk Cafe at 118 SECOND AVENUE in the Borough of Manhattan for a term of two years. REQUESTS FOR COPIES OFTHE REVOCABLE CONSENT AGREEMENT MAY BE ADDRESSEDTO: DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS, ATTN: FOIL OFFICER, 42 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NY 10004. Vil: 05/01 - 05/08/2014

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PHOTO COURTESY NYC DEPT. OF PARKS AND RECREATION

Holy cow! Little League field was church cemetery FLASHBACK

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his is how James J. Walker Field, bordered by Hudson and Clarkson Sts. and St. Luke’s Place, looked on March 20, 1940. According to the Parks Department’s Web site, from 1812 to 1895, the

land served as St. John’s Cemetery, Trinity Church’s burial ground. Parks acquired it in 1895. Originally called St. John’s Park, its name changed to Hudson Park by 1896. Architects Carrere and Hastings’ elegant design included a sunken garden, lagoon, perimeter walk and gazebo. A playground opened in 1903. A rectangular marble sarcophagus on the park’s north side, dedi-

cated in 1834 to three fallen firemen, is the sole reminder of the site’s former cemetery function. In 1946 the park was paved and a sandlot baseball diamond built. In 1947 the City Council changed the park’s name to honor former Mayor Jimmy Walker, whose family had moved to 6 St. Luke’s Place in 1886. Spurred by community efforts, including 90 letters from neighbor-

hood children to the Mayor’s Office, a $250,000 playground renovation project began in June 1996. Handmade animal tiles salvaged from a prior 1972 renovation and horse-head hitching posts were incorporated into the renovation. A fitting tribute to Walker, who legalized Sunday baseball, the ball field today is a mecca for the Greenwich Village Little League.

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s the caption for this 1911 photo states, the Tompkins Square Playground used to have a separate

girls’ side — and, presumably, a separate boys’ side, too.

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Instead of Dorothy in Kansas, there’s Timothy, a young boy who lives in Brooklyn. Ruby red slippers are now silver high-tops, and winged monkeys become sultry cats. Showtimes are Fridays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. For tickets, contact SmartTix at 212-868-4444 or on online at www. SmartTix.com . Advance sale: $20. General admission at the door: $25 (cash only). Recommended for ages 5 and up. No infants admitted! All children will be charged admission regardless of age.

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Cairo is on a mission to help Free PET SET

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hil Mouquinho and Cairo were out on the corner of Greenwich and Charlton Sts. on a blustery Thursday afternoon last week in front of Mouquinho’s P.J. Charlton restaurant. They had been greeting kids from the Children’s Museum of the Arts down the block. The German shepherd is a certified service dog that the restaurateur / chef and his wife, Camille, got in Maryland two years ago. He had already been named after the courageous canine that accompanied the Navy SEALS on their daring raid to take out Osama bin Laden on May 2, 2011. “His mission was to keep anyone from leaving that house,” said Mouquinho of the original Cairo, a Belgian Malinois, a more-compact German shepherd. Meanwhile, the Hudson Square Cairo’s usual mission is to accompany Camille to Roos-

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Phone Orders • (212) 213-0021 Online Orders • MortonWilliamsWine.com

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Dewar’s “White Label” Scotch Whisky

Smirnoff Vodka

3999

21

$

$

99 750 ml Bottle • 2012

1 Liter Bottle

27

12

$

99

750 ml Bottle • 2013

9 $1999

Brancott Estate Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc ......................... 750 ml Bottle

Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio .......................

750 ml Bottle

Kendall Jackson Chardonnay

Herradura Silver Tequila

$

$

99

Min. $75

1.75 Liter Bottle

1.75 Liter Bottle

ay Thursday, Frid & Saturday Evenings

MANHATTAN DELIVERY!

Mionetto Prosecco Brut

9

99

750 ml Bottle • 2012

Louis M. Martini Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon .

13 $999

$

1 Liter Bottle

$ 99 99

Moon Mountain Coastal Citrus Vodka ............................

750 ml Bottle

999 $2799

Estandon Cotes de Provence ................ 750 ml Bottle

Cakebread Cellars Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc .....................

313 East 23rd Street • Between First and Second Avenue

$

Sales Valid Friday, May 2 - Thursday, May 8, 2014

Open 24 Hours Red

Seedless Watermelon

79

Morton Williams Store Made 8” Quiche

7

$ 99

¢

Lb.

Grade A • 2 Lbs. or more

Boneless Chicken Breast

Morton Williams Healthy Deli Oven Roasted or Smoked Turkey Breast

Corona Extra or Light

12

99

6

Imported Hass Avocados................................. Mountainside Farms Hormone Free Milk ......................

5

3/$

299

$

Lb.

By the Piece

Wisconsin Cheddar Cheese ............................ Fresh

Tilapia Fillet ...................................................

2

$ 49

$ 99

40 size

64 oz. Carton • All Varieties

Ea.

Sliced to Order

12 Pack • 12 oz. Bottles

$

In Our Deli Dept. • All Varieties

3 $399 $

99

Lb.

Lb.

Lb.

Bone In

USDA Choice Rib Steak .......................................... In Our Meat Dept. • Fresh Store Made • Ready to Cook

Boneless Chicken Breast Cordon Bleu Stuffed with Ham & Swiss Cheese............

899 $399 $

Lb.

Lb.

130 Bleecker Street • New York, NY • 212-358-9597 Sales Valid Friday, May 2 - Thursday, May 8, 2014

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