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Cuomo pushes deal for Pier 40 air rights sale without ULURP BY LINCOLN ANDERSON

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No, this wasn’t the Pier 40 trapeze, but Tompkins Square Park, where Saturday’s Dance Parade ended, and some of the participants hung around afterward, in this case, literally.

he sports pier is a political football — again. It came as a shock last Friday when local elected officials and community board members were told by a state official that a secret agreement was signed six months ago between

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ecily McMillan, an Occupy Wall Street activist who elbowed a police officer in the face at a protest in Zuccotti Park, was sentenced Monday in State Supreme Court to 90 days in jail, with five years probation. McMillan, a 25-year-old New School graduate student, will also pay a fine of $5,000 and undergo

mental health evaluation after being convicted of assault in the St. Patrick’s Day incident two years ago. An inmate at Rikers Island since her recent conviction, McMillan will get credit for time served, her lawyer Martin Stolar said. He said, with good behavior, he expects her to be released within 60 days. Due to what the lawyer branded an unfair trial, plus the serious consequences that a felony conviction carries, an appeal

is pending, he said. While his client “was disappointed,” Stolar said, he added she was “relieved it wasn’t two years” in jail. Though, he added, after the sentencing, “she is not happy about going back to Rikers Island.” McMillan had been facing two to seven years in prison for the assault on Police Officer Grantley Bovell.

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Catherine Abate, 66, former state senator and healthcare C.E.O.

Occupy activist gets 90 days jail time for elbowing officer C BY GERARD FLYNN

Governor Cuomo, the Hudson River Park Trust and an owner of the St. John’s Center — the Atlas Capital Group — to transfer $100 million worth of air rights from Pier 40 across the highway to the St. John’s Center building site at West and Houston

atherine Abate, president and C.E.O. of Community Healthcare Network for the past 15 years, former state senator representing the Village, and Dinkins administration commissioner of the city departments of Correction

and Probation, died Saturday at Bellevue Hospital. She was 66. Her death came after a two-year battle with uterine cancer. In addition to conventional medical care, she underwent alternative holistic treatment that extended her quality of life, she told The Villager last ABATE, continued on p. 12

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Gardeners on alert as hold on L.E.S. site is lifted BY SARAH FERGUSON

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earing development could be imminent, members of the Children’s Magical Garden are calling on the community to help them maintain a “24hour watch” on this beloved green haven on the corner of Stanton and Norfolk Sts. Last month, the city’s Department of Buildings approved plans filed by the Horizon Group for a six-story, six-unit residential building to be built on the garden’s center lot. D.O.B. quickly placed a hold on its approval after gardeners notified the department of a lawsuit they filed last March contesting the ownership of the lot by 157 LLC, a legal entity connected to Horizon. But that hold was lifted on Thursday — clearing the way for the developer to move forward with getting permits to build. Early Friday morning, C.M.G. members held a press conference urging D.O.B to reinstate the hold — at least until the gardeners’ legal case arguing their rights to the site, on the grounds of “adverse possession,” can be heard in court. “We’re calling the Buildings Department to put the job on hold and disallow any building activity,” said C.M.G. treasurer Dave Currence. “We think it’s pretty

Children’s Magical Garden members, in Robin Hood mode, took aim against development plans for a section of the Norfolk and Stanton Sts. green oasis.

reasonable at bare minimum to put the job on hold so a judge can hear the merits of our case.” According to D.O.B. spokesperson Kelly Magee: “A temporary hold was in effect to allow the department time to conduct a detailed review of the site plans and own-

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“We’re here to say that we are the caretakers and rightful owners of this land,” said Kate Temple-West, who was surrounded by young children sporting Robin Hood caps and homemade bows and arrows. Last March, Temple-West and other C.M.G. members filed an adverse possession case against 157 LLC and the lot’s previous owner, Serge Hoyda, arguing that the land they and others in the community tended for more than 30 years belongs to the garden. Hoyda and 157 LLC have both filed motions to dismiss C.M.G.’s claims. A court date has yet to be set, as both sides volley with legal papers, leaving C.M.G. members fearing that Horizon could try to pre-empt a legal fight by bringing in bulldozers. Their fears were amplified last week when members noticed “ominous” construction symbols spray-painted on the sidewalk perimeter of the garden and on the wall of the adjacent tenement — as if someone were preparing to fence off the site for building. Citing the lawsuit, Horizon did not respond to requests for comment on its plans, or why it chose to develop this particular parcel on the Lower East Side in the first place. The plans on file with D.O.B. show a 40-foot-deep building with a 30-foot backyard lying adjacent to the garden’s two other lots, which were given GreenThumb protection last year.

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new member was “Tony Pegues” (pronounced “peg-ess”). There’s an Michael Anthony Pegues who is a prominent Downtown artist, but we’re not sure if that’s him and we couldn’t get more information before deadline. He wasn’t at Tuesday’s Trust board meeting due to a cold, Wils said. As for Ullman, while on the Trust board, the Village resident was an advocate for local families and searched diligently for alternative, viable, low-impact commercial uses to help keep Pier 40 afloat. He took the news all in stride. It was former Governor Eliot Spitzer who first appointed him, and Cuomo, as is his right, apparently just decided to go with someone else. “I served at the pleasure of the governor and, I think, served two plus terms,” Ullman said. “I was honored to serve and it was a fascinating and rewarding assignment.” He said he doesn’t know anything about Pegues. Diana Taylor, the Trust’s chairperson, praised Ullman for his good work and said they plan to throw him a nice farewell party. The board passed a unanimous resolution of appreciation for his work.

AIRBNB GIVES IT UP: The online “home-sharing” company Airbnb has agreed to comply with a May 14 subpoena from state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman — ending, for now, a legal battle that had recently gained steam when the A.G. was forced to reissue his subpoena after it was initially blocked due to a technicality. Schneiderman’s office has long investigated Airbnb to find whether its New York City users are violating a 2010 state law — sometimes referred to as the “illegal hotel law” — that bans rentals of residential apartments if they last less than 30 days, and if the owner or leaseholder is not also present. The announcement that Airbnb will comply with the subpoena — which seeks information about the Web site’s users — came in a May 21 joint statement by reps of the A.G.’s Office and Airbnb. Airbnb will first provide the A.G. with an anonymized list of New York City Web site users (redacting personal information, such as names and phone numbers). From that list, the A.G. will then notify Airbnb which users are “subjects of an investigation or potential [legal] enforcement action,” forcing Airbnb quickly to hand over personal information about those specific users. “Airbnb and the Office of the Attorney General have worked tirelessly over the past six months to come to an agreement that appropriately balances Attorney General Schneiderman’s commitment to protecting New York’s residents and tourists from illegal hotels with Airbnb’s concerns about the privacy of thousands of other hosts,” said the joint statement. “The arrangement...with the Office of the Attorney General subpoena strikes this balance.” LOCAL MOTION: New sculptures with moving parts in Hudson River Park near Charles St. are catching parkgoers’ eyes. More information about the public artworks isn’t available yet, we’re told, because the creators plan to hold their own event about them. But the pieces — two mobiles that shift gently in the wind and a large ball with electrically powered mirrors inside — were attracting cameras last Sunday when we passed by. Irina, from Ukraine, was snapping shots of one. Asked about her country, she just said, “It’s war.” Some guys in a band were grooving on another sculpture, videoing its hypnotic metal movements. “This will be good for some ‘B’ roll,” one of them said. PARK BOARD MOVE: Speaking of the park, Governor

Andrew Cuomo has chosen someone to replace Paul Ullman on the 12-member Hudson River Park Trust’s board of directors. We don’t have a lot of information about the new appointee. At Tuesday’s Trust board meeting, we thought we heard Madelyn Wils, the Trust’s president, say the

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BIG DORIS ON THE MEND: As we reported last week, Doris Diether, 85, the zoning maven of Community Board 2, recently fell on her bum in Washington Square Park while walking backwards and manipulating “Little Doris,” the marionette that Ricky Syers made of her. Diether subsequently was taken to Beth Israel Hospital for aches and pains and possibly some “micro-fractures,” she told us. C.B. 2 District Manager Bob Gormley, who visited Diether at the hospital Sunday, tells us she was recently transferred down to the VillageCare facility on W. Houston St. “Yes, it’s related to her fall in the park,” Gormley said. “The pain and discomfort has not gone away and it is making it difficult for her to walk.” Hey, maybe Syers can bring Little Doris by to cheer her up! Umm, on second thought...maybe not. Feel better soon, Doris! By the way, we heard last week that a photo a European woman took of Little Doris feeding a squirrel in the park was “trending” hugely on Reddit. “Oh, that’s nice!” Diether told us. MIRACLE ON MACDOUGAL ST.: It looks like the insane eyesore of a building at 43 MacDougal St., at King St., will finally get fixed up. The 1846 Greek-Revival rowhouse has sat deteriorating for decades due to some, shall we say, quirky landlords. However, now news comes from the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation that hope is in sight. “A new owner has begun restorative work on the building, including stabilizing the brick walls,” a G.V.S.H.P. e-blast said, reporting the good news. But there could also be cause for concern. “The new owner has also filed an application to raise the building height and/or construct a rooftop addition, which will require a public hearing at the community board and the Landmarks Preservation Commission to determine its visibility and appropriateness,” the release added. “G.V.S.H.P. has not seen plans for this application, so we cannot offer our opinion yet, though we have heard it may be as little as 2 feet high.”

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the city earlier that day after the facade of the top two floors began to buckle, with bricks and cement falling to the street below. When the officer denied him access, Avchen become agitated, took off his belt and began hitting the officer with the belt buckle, according to cops. The angry resident, who is white, also reportedly shouted obscenities at the black officer, even calling him a “f------ nigga,” according to the police report. As the officer tried to arrest him, Avchen reportedly continued to fight back and flail his arms, and bit the officer on his right middle finger before he could finally be subdued. He was charged with assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest and obstructing governmental administration.

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restaurant’s video surveillance footage. Spikes was caught later that evening during a canvass of the area, and was still carrying the woman’s backpack, police said. He was charged with petty larceny and criminal possession of stolen property.

Jimmy Feliciano, 53, allegedly broke into the 234 W. 13th St. apartment, around 9 a.m. on April 7, by picking the front-door lock, police said. The apartment’s 28-yearold resident, who was home at the time, told cops he awoke to the sound of footsteps inside, and by the time he walked out to check, he realized his Macbook Air laptop was gone. The case went unsolved for weeks, until Sixth Precinct detectives learned through an investigation that Feliciano was selling what appeared to be the stolen laptop, police said. Once the sale took place, the detectives positively identified the laptop by matching it to the serial number provided by the victim. Feliciano was tracked down and arrested on May 13, and charged with burglary.

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Police arrested Jules Spikes, 52, on May 14 after he allegedly stole a woman’s backpack from a Chipotle restaurant at 55 E. Eighth St. The woman, 22, said she was eating in the burrito joint around 3:30 p.m., when the backpack — containing her Mac laptop — was swiped. She didn’t get a look at the thief during the incident, but she reported it to police, who spotted the suspect in the

Police arrested John Baity, 31, after he was allegedly found carrying a big stash of illicit drugs in his pockets inside a West Village subway station. Baity was initially stopped and searched after officers manning the W. Fourth St. station spotted him crawling under the turnstile around 6 a.m., police said. The officers then found two ziplock bags of alleged marijuana stuffed into his front pants pocket, after which they also found a ziplock bag of alleged cocaine. The search also turned up two alleged capsules of the party drug “Molly.” Then, while Baity was being driven back to the precinct, the officers said they noticed he was moving around in the backseat and trying to get into his pants. They later found yet another alleged capsule of “Molly” in the back seat, police said. At the time of his arrest, Baity was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and tampering with physical evidence. But the charges were later reduced to only four counts of unlawful possession of marijuana (violations), plus turnstile jumping and criminal trespassing.

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Police arrested Noah Penn, 21, on May 18 after he allegedly attacked and threatened to kill another man on downtown subway train. The victim, 22, said he was riding the southbound A train as it passed W. Fourth St. around 5:30 a.m., when Penn approached him and slapped him in the face. Penn then allegedly made the man fear for his life by stating he was going to take a utility knife from a nearby passenger and murder him. Penn was pulled off the train by police and arrested at the W. Fourth St. station, although the officers found he did not have a knife. Penn also allegedly flailed his arms to try to avoid being handcuffed. He was charged with menacing, harassment and resisting arrest.

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vacate order for 85 Christopher St. remained in effect earlier this week after a partial collapse atop the six-story tenement last Wednesday. Firefighters called to the scene reported bricks falling from the front facade. The Department of Buildings quickly issued a full vacate order for the 20 apartments and two ground-floor shops — Nusraty Afghan Imports and Grand Cleaners. Days earlier, a complaint was called in saying the building was vibrating and shaking, with “structural stability affected.” According to D.O.B., “A preliminary investigation by the department has revealed that supports between the roof level and sixth floor failed, causing the wall of the building to buckle outward. Additional cracking was observed throughout the exterior of the building.” The landlord has retained an engineer to make repairs, and a scaffolding has been erected. The tenement, near St. John’s Lutheran Church, was built around 1900 and is in the Greenwich Village Historic District. Kenneth Friedman is the landlord. On March 7 last year, the property was cited for a “major bulging of the brick facade at the 5th fl. Brickwork pushed outwards approx 3” X 4”...between the two fire escape windows.”

Friedman owes $2,500 in fines for failing to correct that violation, including a $1,500 civil penalty by D.O.B. issued Jan. 15. Friday afternoon, Officer Adam Romang was guarding the vacant building to keep out trespassers. He was also telling people coming to pick up their dry cleaning that, yes, the shop was still closed. He let Gary Lyon, 44 — who lives there with his wife, Cyndi Powell, 50 — inside briefly. He returned with a salsa jar. “We’re having Mexican food for dinner,” he said. They were staying next door at the church after two days at a Sunset Park hotel courtesy of Red Cross. “The bricks on the facade needed work,” said Lyon, an arborist originally from South Africa. “The floors are angled. There’s been a lot of cracks developing. There’s been a lot of flooding in the bathrooms.” Specifically, he said, due to plumbing problems, water often gushes from their bathroom light fixture. They repeatedly complained about it, in vain. “As a last resort,” he said, as the bathroom started flooding again May 14, his wife called the Fire Department, which — according to him — is what initially brought the firefighters there, leading them to observe the falling bricks. Although Lyon said a new support beam was recently installed underneath the first floor, the cleaners recently added new machines that were rattling the building.

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Concerns still burn over radon in new gas pipeline BY SAM SPOKONY

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t’s been nearly seven months since the Spectra pipeline came online, pumping millions of cubic liters of natural gas to serve homes throughout New York City. But medical experts, administrators, residents and legislators are still raising urgent concerns about the possibility the gas is also carrying dangerous levels of radon. Those concerns are part of what sparked numerous protests against the pipeline — which enters the city at Gansevoort Peninsula — long before it became active. Radon, a radioactive element that normally exists as a tasteless, odorless and colorless gas, is responsible for about 21,000 deaths annually across in the U.S., according to the Department of Health and Human Services. Radon exposure is also recognized to be the leading cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers. And it’s well documented that radon is found in natural gas. Nevertheless, allowing the Spectra pipeline project to move forward, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, determined that levels of the radioactive element coming into New York City homes would be low enough not to require special monitoring.

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But a number of local lawmakers, including Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal, believe that ignoring the potential health risks of those radon levels could be a grave mistake. Last year, Rosenthal introduced a bill to require constant monitoring of the state’s natural gas delivery points — notably including the Spectra pipeline — in order to prevent radon levels from rising above a certain threshold. That threshold would correspond to the United Nations’ World Health Organization’s recommendation that radon levels, for public safety, should not exceed 2.7 picocuries per liter of gas. Rosenthal’s bill would require gas companies — such as Con Edison, the main supplier of gas through the Spectra pipeline — to implement a “radon mitigation response program” to ensure radon levels in their natural gas don’t exceed 2.7 picocuries per liter over any one-hour period. The bill would specifically make it illegal for a company to supply gas to consumers if its radon levels exceed that level, and would let the state impose a $25,000-perday fine if that limit is exceeded, until acceptable levels are reached. The Assembly held a hearing on the bill on May 9 in Lower Manhattan, led by Rosenthal, along with Assemblymembers Dick Gottfried, James Brennan and Nily

Rozic, who are both are co-sponsors of the bill. More than a dozen experts and advocates testified in support Rosenthal’s bill. But representatives from Con Ed and other major gas supply companies were noshows, having declined the invitation to appear publicly. “Despite all our best efforts, they have refused to participate in today’s discussion,” Rosenthal said of the utilities. “To say I’m disappointed is an understatement. Their actions cannot and will not hide the fact that there is no statewide monitoring system in place to deal with radon levels present in the natural gas that’s delivered to our homes.” Con Ed did, however, submit written testimony by Andrea Schmitz, Con Ed’s vice president for environment, health and safety. Schmitz argued that, contrary to Rosenthal’s bill, radon mitigation should instead be undertaken by federal entities — which have jurisdiction over natural gas production, transmission and distribution — rather than regional supply companies. In addition, Schmitz wrote that the added cost to constantly test radon levels would mean “considerable increases in monthly utility bills.” But speakers on May 9 said the primary concern should be to get more information

about current radon levels in New York’s natural gas lines, so as to prevent a potential public health crisis. “That’s why we need [Rosenthal’s] bill so badly," said Albert Appleton, former commissioner of the city’s Department of Environmental Protection and a senior fellow at the Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design. “We need the information, and we need the remedial authority. We’re going down a path where people are going to have very large amounts of money, and very large amounts of institutional credibility and capital invested in the idea that natural gas is a radon-free, radon-safe fuel. We need to cut that debate off at the pass.” On May 13, Rosenthal’s bill passed the Assembly’s Committee on Health. “This is a serious public health risk,” said Assemblymember Gottfried, the committee’s chairperson. “Natural gas coming into our homes should be subject to strict radioactivity limits and monitoring.” Councilmember Corey Johnson — who was arrested on West St. last November protesting against the pipeline — co-sponsored a resolution supporting Rosenthal’s bill. “We must ensure all appropriate steps are taken to prevent dangerous radon levels from entering our stoves or homes,” Johnson said.

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Firefighter, ex-G.V.L.L. prez among C.B. appointees BY LINCOLN ANDERSON

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mbodying diverse talents and experience, three new members were appointed to Community Board 2 and five to Community Board 3 last month. They range from a firefighter and a former Greenwich Village Little League president, to an East Village entrepreneur, a senior housing complex president and a tenant advocate, to community activists and a professor, too. Each of Manhattan’s 12 community boards includes 50 volunteer members. All are appointed by the borough president, but half are upon the recommendation of local city councilmembers. On Board 2, Sandy Russo, a retired attorney and former tenant advocate, is a new appointee of Borough President Gale Brewer. Russo advocated for the L.G.B.T. Community Center in its early days and ran workshops on tenants’ rights for Chelsea residents. She has lived in the West Village more than 35 years, where she and her wife, Robin, have raised their two daughters, Cade and Ry. Councilmember Margaret Chin appointed Dr. Shirley H. Smith. A former C.B. 2 member, Smith is an executive consultant for Scholastic Inc. and heads a management consulting group specializing in nonprofit formation and management, educational services and community development. She is a scientist, professor and a Greenwich Village resident of more than 40 years. As for Councilmember Corey Johnson, his appointee was Daniel Miller, a past G.V.L.L. president. Miller, who lives in the Village, works in the film production and advertising industries. He is a founding member of Pier 40 Champions and a member of the Hudson River Park Advisory Council. On C.B. 3, three of the new members are Brewer’s appointees, including Christopher Santana, one of New York’s Bravest, who has lived in C.B. 3 his entire life. As a firefighter, he hopes to be able to use his experience to inform discussion on the board’s Transportation and Public Safety Committee.

With new appointee Daniel Miller, center, joining Rich Caccappolo, left, and Tobi Bergman, right, on C.B. 2, the board now boasts a “G.V.L.L. bloc” of three past Greenwich Village Little League presidents.

Another Brewer appointee is Enrique Cruz, the founder and president of the Association of Latino Business Owners and Residents. Born and raised on the Lower East Side, he has previously worked as a community organizer at Good Old Lower East Side (GOLES) and currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Lower East Side Coalition Housing. Brewer also appointed Karlin Chan, who grew up and still lives in the Chinatown / Lower East Side area. He is a longtime advocate for crime victims, seniors and tenants’ rights. Councilmember Rosie Mendez appointed two new members to C.B. 3, Zulma Zayas and Lisa Burriss. Zayas, an Alphabet City resident for more than 40 years, has worked in the community since 1982 in the housing sector. She is the president of Casa Victoria, H.D.F.C., at 308 E. Eighth St., a federally funded housing development for senior citizens. Zayas has served on the boards of the LES Human Services Consortium and the Lower Eastside Girls Club and on the East Village Parks Conservancy’s community advisory board. She holds a master’s degree in urban affairs from Hunter College. Burriss is a community activist and was a co-owner of the former Café Khufu, at 61 E. Third St. A lifelong Lower East Sider, she previously worked as the director of organizing at GOLES, where she serves as a member of the board of directors.

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Chin made no new appointments to C.B.

Brewer said that, under a revamped community board application process, nearly 600 people were interviewed and took part in training exercises on conflict of interest, budgeting and land use. This year’s application process also included role-playing exercises, to assess group decision-making skills. Following a three-month process, 321 community board members were appointed for 2014-16 terms — and 25 percent were new members, many of them participating in public service for the first time.

There were a total of 328 new applicants, with 80 appointed. Board members serve staggered twoyear terms, with half appointed on odd years and half on even years. “Community boards ensure local government includes grassroots input in city decision-making,” Brewer said. “As borough president, I am committed to helping give community boards the training and technical support they need to assess the complex issues facing the future of our borough, including land use, zoning, affordable housing, school spaces, services for seniors and traffic safety.” Brewer backs term limits for board chairpersons — to be determined by the boards themselves — but not for the rest of the board members. “I support term limits for board chairpersons,” she said. “The issue with term limits for community board members is that it would risk losing needed expertise on zoning and land-use issues. These issues can be very complex, and a lot of institutional history is needed to ask the right questions of the big developers.” Board 2 covers the area from 14th St. to Canal St., west of Fourth Ave. / Bowery. Board 3 covers the area south of 14th St., east of Fourth Ave. / Bowery and extending to Baxter and Pearl Sts. and the Brooklyn Bridge south of Canal St.

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New public-art sculptures in Hudson River Park near Charles St. seem to be getting a positive reception. While air — as in megabucks air rights — is very controversial right now, wind — which spins the new mobiles — is still, well, as free as the wind.

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A lot of hot Air

Can’t lose with Cude

To The Editor: Re “A.G. keeps after Airbnb to turn over rental records” (news article, May 15): To the city, Airbnb crows that it is all about the little guy who is just trying to make ends meet, and that Airbnb desperately wants to pay some $21 million in hotel taxes it already owes. To its investors, Airbnb claims to be the largest “hotel” in the world. Hotels in New York City and New York State follow the law. Airbnb claims it does not have to because it isn’t a hotel! Having an illegal hotel in a residential building is misery for legitimate tenants. Airbnb and the like are merchants of misery.

To The Editor: Re “Climbing fun, safety were in the cards at playground” (news article, May 15): Thanks, Villager, for a look at this delightful, well-orchestrated event. What a great idea! No surprise, of course, since Terri Cude (beauteous in blue) has “climbed” to the top of our list of effectual activists. The enthusiastic participation is yet more proof that the city’s claim that this space is not a park is at the top of the irony heap.

Tom Cayler Cayler is a member, West Side Neighborhood Alliance

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Watch it, Scoopy! To The Editor: Re “New do” (Scoopy’s Notebook, May 15): First off, you’ve never seen Yetta Kurland in a bowtie? Really?

More seriously, can we drop the obsession with Yetta Kurland’s appearance and gender presentation already? It’s a little much at this point. Paul Newell Newell is Democratic district leader, 65th Assembly District, Part C

.nyc, slow but steady To The Editor: Re “Here we go again” (Scoopy’s Notebook, May 8): We appreciate the coverage regarding progress on the .nyc rollout. But to correct the record, there were no “aborted tries at selling .nyc” by the city’s Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications, or by any other city entity. What was announced last week is the latest step in a process that began in 2009, and resulted in the

city officially being awarded the .nyc top-level domain last summer by ICANN, the nonprofit organization that manages the Internet’s global domain system. It’s been a lengthy process to be sure — and that’s by design — but to suggest a stop-and-start approach on the part of the city is inaccurate. Nick Sbordone Sbordone is a spokesperson for the Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications E-mail letters, not longer than 250 words in length, to news@thevillager. com or fax to 212-229-2790 or mail to The Villager, Letters to the Editor, 515 Canal St., Suite 1C, NY, NY 10013. Please include phone number for confirmation purposes. The Villager reserves the right to edit letters for space, grammar, clarity and libel. The Villager does not publish anonymous letters.

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Finally! The full Feldman ‘String Quartet No. 2’ NOTEBOOK BY BOB KRASNER

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here are a lot of things that you could do during six hours of a beautiful Saturday afternoon in New York. This writer chose to spend the time from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. planted firmly a few feet away from the Flux Quartet, which managed once again to perform, beautifully, the entirety of Morton Feldman’s “String Quartet No. 2,” without a break, bathroom or otherwise. This work was first performed by Flux at Cooper Union in 1999. (Tom Chiu remains the only original member from that time.) Back then, I was able to experience only a half hour of the opus. The scene then was somewhat surreal. I had entered around the four-hour mark and the 860-seat hall was more than half empty. The quartet was seated on a large stage, slowly moving their arms and bows back and forth, The score’s pages — with composer Feldman’s handwriting — for the six-hour piece, producing a strangely beautiful sound. before the musicians started, above, and after they finished, below. The ushers had stopped bothering to ask for tickets, and concertgoers were spread out everywhere — some seated, some lying on the floor, some eating pizza, some sleeping. Many had brought along crossword puzzles and books. Ever since the moment that I reluctantly left that hall, I have been waiting for the chance to see Feldman’s “String Quartet No. 2” performed again. Although I have heard the entire piece on CD, and had a taste of the live performance, I was still unprepared for the experience that awaited me at the Park Ave. Armory on a recent Saturday. The venue this time was much smaller, holding about 140 people, who were seated around the quartet, with no stage. I had come well prepared with snacks, water, a book and The New York Times crossword, but I could have left everything but the water at home. There were a few concertgoers who made use of their reading material, but there was no way that I could have opened my book. From the start, the music transfixed me in an almost indescribable way. I know that I was present for the duration of the five-hour-and-45-minute performance, but it hardly feels like I was there for so many hours. I looked at my phone every once in a while and noted how much time was left. I sent out a text that read, “Three and a half hours to go!” I remember looking around at the others, half of whom actually stayed for the duration, and noting the way the window light was hitting their faces, until it was gone. I remember quietly slipping out to go the restroom about halfway through and stopping to take a photo of the musicians with my iPhone from outside the room. But other than that, my recall is like that of a dream, where you remember the feeling sometimes more than the actual events. There was one moment, however, that remains crystal clear: the very end, a moment of stunning silence, during which the players held their bows still and the whole room seemed to hold its collective breath. It was followed by a thunderous and very well-deserved standing ovation. Morton Feldman’s “String Quartet No. 2,” by the Flux Quartet, is available on Mode Records.

The Flux Quartet midway through their recent performance of Morton Feldman’s marathon “String Quartet No. 2” at the Park Ave. Armory.

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year. Her life and work in public service was an inspiration to people who followed her in government, nonprofit service and health agencies and labor groups. “It’s a terrible, terrible loss,” Assemblymember Deborah Glick told The Villager on Monday. “She was a totally wonderful person, with no self-aggrandizing attitude, which is fairly unique in politics. Just a good, kind, thoughtful policymaker, who reached out to people everywhere and did as much as she could to help those who had nothing. It’s really too upsetting,” Glick said, her voice catching with emotion. “She’s going to be very missed by a lot of people.” Mayor Bill de Blasio hailed Abate as a dedicated public servant and a passionate advocate for human rights. “I fondly remember working together with her in 1989 as founding members of Italian-Americans for Dinkins,” the mayor said. “She never shied from a good cause and a good fight.” State Senator Brad Hoylman — whose 27th District seat Abate held for two terms from 1995 to 1999 — said the community “has lost one of our most dedicated, talented and thoughtful public servants.” Hoylman paid tribute to Abate’s diverse and far-reaching public career, encompassing state and city government and the friendship and mentoring of future leaders, including himself. “At Community Healthcare Network, Catherine expanded healthcare and social service programs for the underserved and developed innovative strategies for vulnerable segments of the L.G.B.T. population, including transgender people and those living with H.I.V./AIDS,” Hoylman said. “Catherine set a high bar for public service that the rest of us should try to match.” Tony Hoffmann, president of the Village Independent Democrats club and a friend and colleague, called Abate one of the best public servants New York City ever had. “She got her political start at V.I.D. where she was female district leader from 1981 to 1985,” Hoffmann said. “It was my privilege to serve with her as co-district leader. She was one of the brightest, most caring and competent people I have ever known. “She left her mark wherever she trod. We are all better off because of her.” Comptroller Scott Stringer said Catherine Abate was one of the city’s great civic leaders. He recalled that as commissioner of the departments of Correction and Probation she addressed the city’s high recidivism rates by establishing job-training programs and education opportunities for formerly incarcerated people. She also instituted measures to control jail overcrowding and reduce inmate

violence. “Catherine brought that same passion and determination to public office in the state Senate and later as the president and C.E.O. of Community Healthcare Network, where she continued a tradition of protecting and improving the lives of our most vulnerable New Yorkers,” Stringer said. “Catherine has left an indelible mark on New York City and New York State.” “Catherine was Catherine Abate in October 2013 a force of nature,” during a fundraising cruise for a new said Elizabeth Krob holistic health clinic at Community Kellner, chairperson Healthcare Network’s 150 Essex St. of the Community location. She said the nontraditional Healthcare Network therapy had helped her as she batboard of directors. tled illness. “A visionary and passionate leader, she knew what was required to help the most in need and always managed to make it happen. She was indefatigable and tenacious.” Dr. Matthew A. Weissman, chief medical officer and acting president of C.H.N., said, “More than anything, Catherine was focused on providing the best services.” During her tenure, all C.H.N. clinics were designated federally qualified health centers and received joint commission accreditation and National Committee for Quality Assurance certification. “These credentials are the gold standard for health clinics and proof of the quality care that C.H.N. patients receive,” Weissman said. During her tenure, she more than tripled the number of people that C.H.N. served annually, from about 20,000 to 75,000. About 80 percent of C.H.N patients are on Medicaid or are not insured. Catherine Abate was also a supporter of Village Care, the nonprofit agency that has many clients living with H.I.V./AIDS. Frank Oldham, Jr., city coordinator of AIDS policy in the Bloomberg administration and a consultant to Village Care, called Abate a dedicated leader for social justice and human rights. “I am honored to have known Catherine Abate and had

her touch my life,” Oldham said. During her two terms in the state Senate, Abate “was a firewall” against AIDS funding cuts to the state budget, according to Paul Schindler, editor of Gay City News. “Catherine Abate was a shining star of the New York criminal justice system and a great advocate for justice for all,” said Elizabeth Butson, a member of the VillageCare board of directors and former publisher of The Villager. “She was a strong supporter of VillageCare when AIDS was a crisis in the community. I will always remember her fairness and gentleness.” Catherine Abate graduated cum laude from Vassar College and earned a law degree from Boston College. Her first job was with the Legal Aid Society in New York City where, as director of training in the society’s criminal defense division, she taught criminal law and procedure and litigation practice to new lawyers. In 1986, Governor Mario Cuomo appointed her executive deputy commissioner of the New York State Division of Human Rights. In 1988, she was named chairperson of the state Crime Victims Board. In 1992, when Mayor Dinkins named her to head the Correction and Probation departments, reporters asked her about allegations that her father, Joseph Abate, was an organized crime figure. She dismissed the allegations and said her father was a clothing manufacturer in Margate, N.J., where she was raised. The allegation that Joseph Abate was a capo in the Lucchese crime family surfaced again in 1998 when Catherine was seeking the Democratic Party nomination for state attorney general against Eliot Spitzer. At that time she dropped her denial of the allegations, although she said she could not substantiate the charge because her father died in 1994 with dementia at the age of 92. “The allegations don’t describe the father that I knew,” she said in 1998. Abate also was interested in running for Manhattan district attorney, but dropped the idea after Robert Morgenthau endorsed Cy Vance, Jr. as his successor. Catherine Abate was a frequent lecturer and panelist on human rights, criminal justice, healthcare and management. In the state Senate she was the ranking Democrat on the Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee, as well as the Investigations and Government Operations Committee. She also served as a member of the New York City Commission on H.I.V./AIDS, the state Community Health Care Association, the Alliance for Women’s Health, the steering committee of Medicaid Matters New York, the Eleanor Roosevelt Legacy Committee, the state Probation Commission, the New York City Board of Corrections, and as co-chairperson of the Business and Labor Coalition of New York (BALCONY). Her husband, Ronald Kliegerman, her son, Kyle Kliegerman, and her brother, Joseph Abate, survive. Frank E. Campbell, 1076 Madison Ave., is in charge of arrangements. A Mass of Christian burial is scheduled for Thurs., May 21, at St. John Baptiste Church, E. 76th St. at Lexington Ave. Donations in her memory may be made to Community Healthcare Network, 60 Madison Ave., fifth floor, NY, NY, 10010, designated for Holistic Center.

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Bill Silano, 80, cutting-edge fashion photographer OBITUARY BY SHARON WOOLUMS

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Bill Silano in front of the World Trade Center.

spired Silano to discover his own creative road less traveled, winning him many Harper’s Bazaar covers, as well as editorial spreads for Italian, French and British Vogue, French Elle, Mademoiselle, Glamour and Town and Country, as well as notable album covers. He helped launch the modeling career of then little-known Lauren Hutton and others by insisting on using them for shoots. On April 26, Silano’s friends and family gathered at his brother George’s Bridgehampton home on the water’s edge to pay tribute to a man of artistic genius and eccentricities, a lover of nature and beauty, and a truly unforgettable character. Jill Burdge, a librarian at the Hamptons

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PHOTO BY BILL SILANO

ill Silano, a world-renowned photographer, died April 14 at his home in Bridgehampton, Long Island. He was 80. Through the 1960s until the mid-’80s, Silano lived and worked at his studio above the Gramercy Arts Theater, at 138 E. 27th St. off Lexington Ave., where he often used the roof as background for shoots. Silano’s unique vision and dedication propelled him to the heights of the ultracompetitive world of fashion photography at a time when the art of the craft ruled. High-end haute couture would accept no less than the best to portray the styles of the day. Silano’s innovative 25-year career captured an era. With forward vision balanced by a respect for the past, he adroitly and beautifully reflected the fine artistry and nuance of couture’s carefully crafted methods. In the early ’70s, though, that gave way to what his brother, George Silano, refers to as the “happy snap.” Hippy clothes, torn jeans and gypsy garb did not require the stark aesthetics of a Silano signature photo. His innovative use of the wide-angle lens, bold scale, light and color and his desolate landscapes brought a surrealistic edge to fashion photography as art. His work’s appeal is not just about the image, but the experience that lingers, remembered — and a recognition that the image would become a classic. “I try to create an emotion on the level of the subconscious,” Silano explained. “Deeply involved in my era, I feel I have implicitly represented the needs and dreams of my contemporaries… . In my images I try to fulfill their need for escape, their desire to go to the moon…to create a more beautiful environment… .” Silano’s mentor, Alexy Brodovitch, the famed art director of Harper’s Bazaar, said, “When you look through the viewfinder, if you see an image you’ve seen before, don’t take it. Go a step beyond.” This maxim in-

One of Bill Silano’s artistic fashion shots from an April 1968 Harper’s Bazaar photo spread.

what it is,” he retorted. It takes one to know one. Bill Silano was it — every bit of it. At dusk, his friends and family spread his ashes on the sea. But his vision lives on in the mystical, whimsical, cutting-edge images of an era — a turning point — in photos taken by an artistic giant. In addition to his brother, George, Silano is survived by his niece, Elizabeth Silano.

branch that Silano frequented, told of a tall, lanky model sauntering through the quiet library hall with her dangerously high heels clacking away. “She’s beautiful!” the librarian said she explained. Silano whispered, “But she doesn’t have it.” “But she’s gorgeous!” Burdge protested. “Yeah, but she doesn’t have it and I know

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At trial, McMillan claimed she acted in self-defense when Bovell grabbed her www.stanthonynyc.org breasts, leaving her with a large bruise. Her defense team said she was severely beaten by police officers, suffering extensive cuts and bruises, followed by a seizure and subsequent hospitalization. “It was an unconscious reaction to havMass Schedule:   ing her breasts pulled and there was no 9  AM  (English)      11  AM  (English)   intent to cause injury,” Stolar said, speak2  PM  (Italian)     ing after the sentencing. “She didn’t even Novena  and  Veneration   know it was a police officer who grabbed After Cecily McMillan’s sentencing, her of  Relic  at  each  Mass   attorney Martin Stolar spoke to the press her breasts. She just reacted.” 6:00  PM  Solemn  Mass   Prosecutors, however, disagreed and outside the courthouse. followed  by  Street  Procession   claimed her injuries were self-inflicted. Dozens of court officers ringed the of supporters gathered across the street courtroom Monday morning as McMillan, from the courthouse, where they sang “We ITALIAN FOOD FESTIVAL dressed in a hot pink dress and pumps, Shall not Be Moved.” Friday, June 13 They were joined after the decision by was led out in a handcuffs. ALL DAY Her lawyers had asked Judge Ronald Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez, who Zweibel to release McMillan on probation. was arrested during the Occupy protests,   Nine of the 12 jurors who convicted her and was among a handful of councilmem   agreed and sent a letter to the judge to that bers calling for leniency for McMillan on   the steps of City Hall last week. He said he effect. St.  Anthony’s  Bread,  Water,  and  Oil  will  be  available  in  the  vestibule  of  the  church  each  day  of   In a statement before the court, McMil- was “pleased” with her sentence. the  Novena.    Religious  articles  and  refreshments  in  the  Church  Hall  on    June  7,  8,  and  13.     McMillan’s trial, he said, symbolizes lan asked for leniency and told the judge NOVENA  IN  HONOR  OF  ST.  ANTHONY-­‐  JUNE  5-­‐13   that, while she deplores violence, “I cannot attempts by the state to chill free speech and deter nascent activists from getting inconfess to a crime I did not commit.” Zweibel, however, rejected calls for her volved in social justice issues. Rodriguez called for changes in how the swift release and told the packed courtroom, “A civilized society must not allow police department can with such ease be an assault to be committed under the guise allowed to charge protesters with assault Franciscan Friars on a police officer. He noted, to raucous of civil disobedience.”   Annual Feast Day and Street Procession The jury, he noted, “rejected the defen- cheers, that “not one police officer has been found guilty of assaulting a member dant’s version of events.” FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2014 However, he said, in deciding against of Occupy Wall Street.” Shrine Church of St. Anthony of Padua Stolar reminded the crowd that Manhatthe maximum jail time, “The court finds West Houston and Sullivan Streets tan that a lengthy sentence would not serve St.  Anthony’s  Bread,  Water,  and  Oil  will  be  available  in  the  vestibule  of  the  church  District each  Attorney day  of  Cy Vance, Jr. is an New York NY 10012 Phone 212-777-2755 elected official and that voters could regthe interests of justice in this case.” the  Nwww.stanthonynyc.org ovena.    Religious  articles  and  refreshments  in   the  Church   all  on    June  and 7,  8,  ister and   13.     their displeasure with the verdict at McMillan’s trial hasHgained national international attention. Members of the the ballot box. He said that while Mayor Russian insurgent rock band Pussy Riot de Blasio was in no legal position to interrecently visited her in prison and a letter- vene, a letter of support “would have been writing campaign has garnered close to appreciated.” McMillan’s “surrogate mother,” L Ny170,000 signatures worldwide. Mass  Schedule:   While the verdict was being read, scores robi Moss, said that while McMillan was somewhat prepared for 9  AM  (English)      11  AM  (English)   the verdict, she was also 2  PM  (Italian)     shocked that she would be Novena  and  Veneration   returning to Rikers Island. of  Relic  at  each  Mass   When asked what mem6:00  PM  Solemn  Mass   bers of Occupy Wall Street followed  by  Street  Procession   can do now post-sentencing, Stolar said, “Point out that income inequality in ITALIAN FOOD FESTIVAL this country is a hallmark Friday, June 13 of a lot of other social and ALL DAY economic problems that we have. That’s what Occupy   Wall Street did and will   continue to do.”   That goes for McMillan, St.  Anthony’s  Bread,  Water,  and  Oil  will  be  available  in  the  vestibule  of  the  church  each  day  of   the  Novena.    Religious  articles  and  refreshments  in  the  Church  Hall  on    June  7,  8,  and  13.     too, he said, “because that’s who she is — political to the NOVENA  IN  HONOR  OF  ST.  ANTHONY-­‐  JUNE  5-­‐13   core.”


Politicians demand secret Pier 40 M.O.U. be scrapped AIR RIGHTS, continued from p. 1

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Sts. Under this plan, the four-story-tall, three-block-long St. John’s Center in Hudson Square would reportedly be demolished in phases over 10 years and the site rebuilt with several residential buildings and retail shops. Per the waterfront park’s recently approved air rights legislation, the $100 million would have to be funneled back into the 14-acre Pier 40 for its repair and maintenance. What’s more, a New York Times article about the Pier 40 / St. John’s Center plan that came out the day before last Friday’s stunning announcement, reported that, “Officials say that this proposal would have to go through a state review process, but not necessarily a city-led review.” In other words, no Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) would be required. The state review process is known as a General Project Plan, or G.P.P. In a follow-up article, the Times subsequently reported that, this Tuesday, Alicia Glen, Bill de Blasio’s deputy mayor for economic development, told the Trust’s board of directors that the proposal “would need to be examined by the local community board, the city’s planning department and the City Council.” Yet, as this second Times article noted, the city’s position on Pier 40 “puts the Mayor’s Office at odds” with the plan developed by Governor Cuomo’s administration, “which had sought a speedy state review that would bypass input from the local community.” In other words, despite de Blasio’s desiring a ULURP, it’s not clear that Cuomo will agree to it — and the state trumps the city on land-use matters. Asked if the governor would now agree to a ULURP for any Pier 40 / St. John’s Center air-rights transfer plan, a spokesperson for the Empire State Development Corporation — the state’s development agency — issued the following statement, which did not exactly sound like a guarantee. “We will continue to work with the city administration, local elected officials and community stakeholders on the most appropriate and quickest way to address the pier’s rapidly increasing deterioration,” the spokesperson said. “That said, we believe the state’s proposal provides for a more timely and effective approach to meeting the imminent capital needs of the pier. The sooner the pier is repaired, the less likely the community will lose its use of the pier.” State Senator Brad Hoylman hailed the city’s call for a ULURP review of a St. John’s Center plan as “a big victory for the local neighborhoods that might be affected by the development.” In a statement, Hoylman said, “A G.P.P. would be an end run around the local zon-

A typical scene at Pier 40 in Hudson River Park includes aerialists swinging on a trapeze, droves of young athletes and parents streaming to and from the pier’s artificial-turf sports fields and cyclists constantly whizzing by the pier on the bike path.

ing process and deny the public the opportunity to weigh in sufficiently. “This project has the potential to provide an important infusion of funds for the Hudson River Park and Pier 40, but also

After Deputy Mayor Glen’s statement calling for ULURP, however, Hoylman indicated that the agreement for the air rights transfer to Atlas — which stipulates only a state review process — is no longer valid. “Nobody to my knowledge has seen the M.O.U., which would appear now to be moot,” he said. However, Andrew Berman, executive director of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation — who has been a vocal watchdog on the park air rights issue — was far from reassured. “The mayor does not appear to have any ability to force the deal to go through the city’s land-use review process or to make the city approvals conditional for the deal moving ahead — as opposed to simply allowing the city to review the plan and issue nonbinding recommendations — though it is possible that the mayor could persuade the governor to allow this,” Berman said. “The city’s ULURP process far from guarantees a good outcome. But it does at least have the benefit of requiring approval of the City Council, over which the local councilmember can exert influence, thus giving the local community some opportunity to potentially affect the outcome.” Last Friday, Berman wrote Madelyn Wils, the Trust’s president, saying that word of the tentative agreement and the fact that the project would be approved via G.P.P. is “especially troubling because in recent public forums you have repeatedly stated that no deal or arrangement to allow the transfer of air rights was imminent, and that a long, public ULURP process, which would give local elected officials a say in determining the outcome, would be required before any action was taken.” The transfer of air rights from Hudson

‘Decisions beyond park boundaries are up to the city and state.’ Madelyn Wils

will have consequences for the neighborhoods on the Far West Side that need to be studied closely. It’s crucial that the opinions of the people most directly affected by it be taken seriously into account.” On Monday, Congressmember Jerrold Nadler told The Villager he expected to get a look later that day at the M.O.U. between the state and Atlas, and would report back to the newspaper on its contents. But Nadler never did see the M.O.U. The Times described the memorandum as “secret and tentative.” The agreement, the paper said, “would require approval by City Hall, but would be subject to state review, which is not as rigorous and does not require community input.” “Apparently it has existed for quite a while — I think since December — and it calls for a General Project Plan,” Nadler said of the M.O.U. “Everyone [at the meeting] was upset that it might not go through ULURP. We said it should be revoked.” The St. John’s Center is owned by Atlas Capital Group, Fortress Investment Group and Westbrook Partners.

River Park up to one block inland from the park was made possible last year by state legislation hurriedly introduced — without any prior opportunity for public review — at the very end of the legislative session. The bill was introduced in the Assembly by Assemblymembers Deborah Glick and Richard Gottfried and had no sponsors in the state Senate. Asked this week whether any potential air rights transfer from Pier 40 to the St. John’s Center site should go through ULURP, Wils said that’s for the state and city to decide. “The Hudson River Park Trust’s interest is in preserving Pier 40 and finishing the park,” she said in a statement to The Villager on Wednesday. “Decisions beyond park boundaries are up to the city and state. H.R.P.T. looks forward to a public process that ensures everyone’s voice is heard while we work together to save Pier 40.” What is clear is that Pier 40 is sorely in need of a major infusion of funds to keep it afloat. The Trust president has repeatedly stressed that the pier’s situation is dire and that immediate infrastructure repairs are needed. At the Trust’s board of directors meeting on Tuesday, no mention was made of the Pier 40 air rights agreement with Atlas. A Trust official later explained this was “because no action was taken” on this issue. However, the directors did vote to approve a contract to retain the Bryan Cave lawfirm for “legal services” relating to the park’s air rights transfers. In addition, Wils, during her report to the board members, cited the findings of a recent engineering group’s report that inspected Pier 40’s support piles and found that more than 57 percent of them are severely damaged. “At some parts of the pier, the load is at the brink of capacity to allow public use,” she said. In addition, Hoylman last week questioned whether the secret M.O.U. with Atlas violated the Hudson River Park Act — the park’s founding legislation — which states that a public hearing is needed for any action that significantly affects the park. The Park Act, Hoylman noted, “was founded on the principles of public engagement and transparency. In this spirit, if any deal is going to move forward to transfer the reported $100 million of air rights to the St. John’s Building, it needs to be done in a manner that includes robust community engagement.” The Park Act states, “in the case of any proposed significant action affecting the park or community,” it’s required that there be public hearings and solicitation of the views of the local community boards, the city, the Hudson River Park Advisory AIR RIGHTS, continued on p. 24

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L.E.S. documentarian is leaving, but first, Ackers BY LINCOLN ANDERSON

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layton Patterson is busily, a bit frantically, pulling together the Second Annual Acker Awards. Set for the evening of Sun., June 1, at Theatre 80 St. Mark’s, the Ackers will celebrate the unique contributions of 40 talented members of the Downtown avant-garde community. Patterson organizes the event, which also has a San Francisco version run by writer Alan Kaufman. In a special touch, each honoree will get a decorated box containing 40 items, one item representing each honoree. “It’s like a chocolate box,” Patterson said. A little more than a month ago, an article on the front page of The New York Times Sunday Metropolitan section — in what came as a bombshell to many — announced that the Lower East Side documentarian would be leaving the hood for good to live in Austria. Headlined “Last Bohemian Turns Out the Lights,” it detailed his disillusionment with the city he once knew. “There’s nothing left for me here,” Patterson, 65, was quoted saying. “The energy is gone. My community is gone. I’m get-

Clayton Patterson, right, with a guest at the closing-night party of Patterson and Elsa Rensaa’s “The $16 Burger Show.”

ting out. But the sad fact is: I didn’t really leave the Lower East Side. It left me.” Last week, Patterson and his wife and fellow artist, Elsa Rensaa, held a closing party for a monthlong pop-up exhibit of their work at a Meatpacking District gallery. Symbolizing Patterson’s cynicism

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Theatre 80, 80 St. Mark’s Place Doors open at 6:30 ends at 10PM The Acker Awards is a tribute given to members of the avant-garde arts community who have made outstanding contributions in their discipline in defiance of convention, or else served their fellow writers and artists in outstanding ways. The award is named after novelist Kathy Acker who in her life and work exemplified the risk-taking and uncompromising dedication that identifies the true avant-garde artist. Acker Awards are granted to both living and deceased members of the New York or San Francisco communities. The cities were chosen for their historic linkage as centers for the avant-garde. In time, though, communities in other cities will be asked to participate. The providers of the Acker Awards are Alan Kaufman (San Francisco) and Clayton Patterson (New York City). The recipients were determined through extensive discussion with members of the arts communities in both cities. This year’s recipients will have the opportunity to both nominate and vote for future recipients of the Acker Awards

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about the city’s gentrification juggernaut, it was titled “The $16 Burger Show.” It was just a bit north of there, in Chelsea, that Patterson had the overpriced hamburger that was the show’s namesake. “And it wasn’t even good,” he noted. He and Rensaa haven’t said exactly when they’ll make the big move — a lot needs to be done before they go — but he said they’re definitely doing it. It sounds, though, like it won’t be before the fall. “I’m not a 20-year-old kid,” he said. “I have a lot of stuff.” Part of the reason for the relocation — downplayed somewhat in the Times article — was a frightening incident about half year ago when Rensaa was assaulted by intruders at their Essex St. home. Patterson was away, in Austria, at Wildstyle and Tattoo Messe — a touring riot of sideshow acts and body art — at the time. Basically, Rensaa told The Villager, she was standing in her doorway giving their empty bottles to some “Chinese bottle people” who regularly come around for the recyclables. “A few bottle people were there,” Rensaa said. “I’ve given them quite a bit of bottles.” Somehow, some other individuals slipped inside the door and got behind her. They came up behind her and tried to grab her purse. They pushed her from behind and she fell on top of her handbag. “They were pulling my hair to get the purse,” she said. But she hung on to it. She never viewed their faces. “All I saw was their shoes,” she said. “They had on black shiny shoes.” She said her scalp hurt badly for sometime afterward due to their violently yanking on her hair to try to get her to give up the bag. The Villager happened to call Rensaa shortly after the incident and she

sounded badly shaken, and down on New York. Patterson admitted to The Villager that part of the reason for the move is his concern over what happened. He has to travel from time to time — he’s big in Europe — yet he wants to be there for Rensaa. As for the Times reporting Rensaa was “not harmed,” Patterson indignantly told The Villager, “Not harmed? They pulled her hair!” He said he just wants to enjoy time together with his wife, and that the Austrian countryside will definitely be a change of pace from the frenetic L.E.S. As for her husband getting European citizenship, Rensaa said, it’s not an issue since she was born in Norway and thus is a European Union citizen. Other Downtown artists and activists wished Patterson well, while offering their own take on whether the Lower East Side is truly over. “Clayton’s been trying to make that stand for 10 years and he’s gotten tired,” said performance artist Penny Arcade. “But with all due respect, to say, ‘Clayton, the last bohemian’ — he’s 25 years younger than Jonas Mekas and Judith Malina.” Plus, Arcade said, “Downtown has always been a mythological space. Downtown New York belongs to everyone all over the world.” She recalled what she used to tell people when she lived in the dangerous, pregentrification Lower East Side in the early 1980s. “I used to say, ‘There’s Soho, there’s Noho — and I live in Oh-oh.’ ” But those edgy days are gone. “People used to move here because it was a place that generated culture,” Arcade said, rattling off names of artistic luminaries like William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Lou Reed. “It wasn’t a consumerist society. Now the people who are moving here are interested in ‘Sex and the City,’ ‘Friends’ and ‘Girls,’ those really trite shows.” Patterson’s early claim to fame was for having made one of the two major videotapes of the Tompkins Square Riot of 1988. Paul Garrin made the other. This was before the era when handheld video cameras — much less smartphones with cameras — were widely available. “I love Clayton,” said Garrin. “I’ll miss him. If he’s not happy here, maybe he’ll be happy in Austria. If that’s where his heart is taking him, he should retire gracefully. I hope he comes to visit. “It was awesome that he stood up for me in print in The Villager,” Garrin added, referring to an article Patterson wrote about Garrin’s fight to get New York City and ICANN — the Internet-governing body — to recognize his ownership claim of .nyc. CLAYTON, continued on p. 24

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Down South: Summer arts below Canal Festivals, sales, Shakespeare and time travel BY SCOTT STIFFLER

THE RIVER TO RIVER FESTIVAL

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Consider yourself lucky: For the thirteenth annual edition of River to River (R2R), the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council has trimmed this normally month-long, totally free summer arts event down to a lean 11 days — without sacrificing any of the diversity we’ve come to expect from its dense blend of music, dance, visual art and participatory experiences. With many of the activities set outdoors, the June 19-29 festival hits that late spring/early summer sweet spot — meaning there’s every chance you won’t even need a light jacket, and even less chance you’ll be subjected to the sort of oppressive heat that will soon have us pining for a winter storm advisory. So forget all about those Netflix marathons and binge on the arts, old school style: by seeing and doing as much as you can, all around Lower Manhattan, in a week and a half. These highlights will get you started. For R2R, top to bottom, visit the website: RiverToRiverNYC.com. On opening night, the “R2R Bash” (5-8 pm) is a block party-style event on North End Way. Many of the festival’s participating artists will be there for meet-andgreet opportunities, and there will be discounts at area restaurants and retailers. In addition to many family-friendly activities, the dance troupe/rock band People Get Ready will get, and keep, the people moving. On the first official night of performances, June 21, “Terry Riley and Friends” is dedicated to the music and influences of minimalist composer Terry Riley. Performers include his son, Gyan,

From 2012’s “Le Grand Continental.” This year, River to River public dance events include “Fronteras: New and Old Sounds from Latin America and the Caribbean” — a series of concerts and DJ sets taking place June 27-29 at the Seaport.

Tracy Silverman and the Young People’s Chorus. Renowned flutist Claire Chase and Bulgarian percussionist Svet Stoyanov will perform a new duet by composer Marcos Balter that’s based on a poem by Edgar Allen Poe, paired with a new arrangement of Riley’s “Tread on the Trail.” Also on June 21, R2R contributes to the citywide day of free music that marks the summer solstice. “New York Walkscape” is a parade through Lower Manhattan, during which participants will transform environmental sounds

into a musical score (by using a specially created, GPS-enabled app). “And Death Shall Have No Dominion” celebrates the centenary of the birth of Dylan Thomas in a distinctly modern way — by using your mobile device to accompany the singing of words from Dylan’s work. It concludes when all involved converge on a public park, for a group sing. “Digital Sanctuaries, NYC” is another gizmodriven walk. It allows you to visit 12 historic sights throughout Lower Manhattan, using an app to turn them into musical, meditative sanctuaries.

The next day, the annual “Bang on a Can Marathon” delivers eight hours of boundary-busting music, of the world and local variety, from the likes of Louis Andriessen, Carlos Carrillo, Julius Eastman & Jace Clayton, Paula Matthusen, Meredith Monk, The Bang on a Can AllStars & Friends, Bearthoven, Contemporaneous, Dawn of Midi, Great Noise Ensemble, Roomful of Teeth and (they really mean this) many, many more. On the festival’s final three days, a SUMMER, continued on p.20

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One grows old, one grows up FILM GRAND DÉPART Directed by Nicolas Mercier In French, with English subtitles Opens May 23 At Village East Cinema 189 Second Ave (at 12th St.) PHOTO COURTESY OF RIALTO PREMIERES

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n the pre-credit sequence of “Grand Départ,” Romain (Pio Marmaï) explains that while he is hard working in his career, his personal life is a mess. He feels he is way behind his friends in meeting the right girl and starting a family, and he and his gay older brother, Luc (Jérémie Elkaïm), have never understood each other. When we see Romain bored listening to Wagner while Luc swoons, it may be a formulaic way to emphasize that the older brother is gay but it does confirm their odd-couple differences. This small but touching film depicts how the brothers cope when their father, Georges (Eddy Mitchell), develops Lewy body dementia, a disorder not unlike Alzheimer’s. In “Grand Départ,” it is the straight brother who, though financially successful, is uncomfortable with himself — screwing up at work, in his romantic encounters, with his friends, and with his family — and needs to grow up and find himself. Luc, in contrast, has a boyfriend, Adrian (Willy Cartier), a job as a screenwriter, and a big group of friends and is his father’s favorite. That it is Romain who feels persecuted by life is a nice twist the film mines for comedy. Though anxious to make a good impression at work, he falls asleep at his desk. As godfather to a friend’s baby, Romain embar-

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Pio Marmaï and Jérémie Elkaïm in Nicolas Mercier’s “Grand Départ.”

Nicolas Mercier’s French comedy probes the trials of the straight prodigal son rasses himself at the baptism by vomiting on a child, and he is no more adept at handling the trouble that ensues when his father attacks another resident in his nursing home. After meeting the striking Séréna (Zoé Félix) at one of Luc’s parties, Romain is warned off by his brother, who insists she is out of his league. Still, after an erotic dream about her, Romain launches a fumbling effort to court her. Through a series of personal and professional crises, we see how an uptight Romain falls apart and, in time, finds himself. Surrounded by people who are happier than he is, Romain suffers, but it’s impossible to escape the conclusion that he would be more sympathetic if he were not such a boob. Except with women, Romain carries himself with a superior air, and his sense of entitlement gets him into trouble. Only by being humbled can he get ahead. In Romain’s eyes, Luc is a threat, and dis-

agreement over how to medicate their father divides the brothers. When during a family lunch a forgetful Georges asks Luc about his love life, Romain is all too happy to corner his older brother into having to come out again, willing to do what he must to become the favorite son. On that score, however, Romain gets a reality check when he takes Georges out to a McDonald’s and gets an earful he does not expect. It may be the film’s most affecting moment. It is the stress of multiple pressures that has Romain coming unglued. At a costume party, he is acting inappropriately until a distress call from Luc, who needs fast cash, interrupts his silly antics. In helping out Luc, Romain learns something unsavory about his golden boy older brother, something also true about his father. That Georges confided his sins only to Luc irks Romain, but he eagerly seizes the moral high ground. He also

begins to see that people are more complicated that he thought. Even if Romain is not Georges’ favorite, the younger son’s attention to his father — taking him out for nightly walks to keep him out of trouble at his nursing home — offers some sensitive moments between the two. Even if the film glosses over some of the most important issues in their relationship, we do see them bond. The handsome Marmaï is alternately affable and smug as Romain and manages to make his transformation over the course of the film credible. Elkaïm, who may be most famous to queer viewers from his role as the gay teen in Sébastien Lifshitz’s 2000 “Come Undone,” has less to do as Luc, but creates a winning character who is likable even when he misbehaves. “Grand Départ” may feel a bit made-forTV, but its heart is in the right place.

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Rising star’s new tunes on display Downtown Special guest Zaleski is a perfect match For Aldana’s chops

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Thursday, May 29, at 9:30 p.m. At Smalls Jazz Club 183 W. 10th St. (btw. W. Fourth St. & Seventh Ave. South) $20 (must buy tickets at venue) For more info, visit melissaaldana.com Visit greenwichhouse.org

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ere’s a jazz scoop: you won’t need to wait for the big Midtown release show on June 16 to hear some of the tunes from tenor saxophonist Melissa Aldana’s hotly anticipated new trio album. Okay, I’m not saying you shouldn’t go to that gig too — but those who enjoy a cheaper ticket price and the Downtown scene should definitely check out the Chilean-born saxophonist and her Crash Trio when they hit Smalls on May 29. Eight months after she made history by becoming the first woman to win the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, Aldana, 25, is only getting better, and it’s

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MELISSA ALDANA & THE CRASH TRIO WITH SPECIAL GUEST GLENN ZALESKI

always a good time to see a rising star take another step in discovering her powers. The forthcoming self-titled record will be the third for the Crash Trio, which has quickly evolved in its interplay, and exploration of both originals and standards, to become one of New York’s best small groups. Anchored by bassist Pablo Menares (a fellow young hotshot on the scene) and drummer Francisco Mela (the resident elder statesman, even though he’s still only in his 40s), the harmonically nimble and freely inventive trio is the perfect vehicle for Aldana’s talents, whether she’s breathing out a ballad or blowing a blistering hard bop solo. But the other good news about this May 29 gig is that Aldana told me she won’t just be showing off some of the trio’s new tunes — and that’s because the group will also be joined for some other new (and old) originals by pianist Glenn Zaleski, who is another one these 20-somethings I generally try to bring up in conversations whenever I want to prove that, yes, I really do know the best young musicians in New York. Aside from being jealous of the size of his Brooklyn apartment (you could rehearse a big band in there!), I still maintain that Zaleski’s last album, “Limitless” (equally co-starring bassist Rick Rosato and drummer Colin Stranahan), was basically the best trio release of 2013. Which makes it all the more awesome that the pianist has, for some time, been an on-again-off-again guest of Aldana’s trio — recently turning it into the “Melissa Aldana Quartet” during a four-night run at the Blue Note earlier this month. There are a number of reasons why I think Zaleski and Aldana so wonderfully complement one another on stage, but

From left: Pablo Menares, Melissa Aldana and Francisco Mela.

most of those reasons are hard to explain because I can only fully realize them while closing my eyes and holding an overpriced beer (and, in one case, impressing a date at the Kitano). For now, I’ll stick with this one, a kind of amalgamation of

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series of concerts will highlight “New and Old Sounds from Latin America and the Caribbean.” You’ll see (and hear) everything from an accordion-fronted Tex-Mex punk band to ambient folk and electronica to experimental and socially conscious work. Each evening features sets by the NY-based DJ Nickodemus. Although dancing is not required, it’s highly encouraged. From Memorial Day through the end of September, LMCC’s Arts Center on Governors Island is the setting for “Trisha Brown: Embodied Practice and Site Specificity.” An exhibition of her work between 1961 and 1979, it focuses on the choreographer’s range of responses to NYC’s built environment. Back on the island of Manhattan, R2R features dance work at a variety of venues, in various stages of development. Eiko, Vanessa Anspaugh, enrico d wey, Tere O’Connor, Souleymane Badolo, Reggie Wilson, Wally Cardona & Jennifer Lacey, Maria Hassabi and Okwui Okpokwasili are among the participants. The festival’s Exhibition & Open Studios program features visual art installations, exhibitions and studio visits. On June 28 & 29, a mobile app will help you navigate the studios of LMCC’s 20 artists-in-residence on Governors Island. In Battery Park, “The Signs of Paradise” is a vertically robust installation that takes its name from the fact that all 50 states

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have a town named “Paradise.” A signpost will point to each of these towns, and note the specific mileage (should you want to plan a summer road trip to, say, Paradise, Wyoming). This year, R2R is debuting “Living Rooms” — a series of after-hours parties that will put you in the same room as festival presenters, and then encourages all manner of dance, discussion and brainstorming. It’s held at VBar Seaport. River to River takes place at numerous Downtown venues, from June 19 to 29. All events are free — but due to limited capacity, some require advance notice (RSVP period begins June 9). For the full schedule & more info, visit RiverToRiverNYC.com. Facebook: facebook.com/rivertoriver. Twitter & Instagram: @R2RFestival.

THE ARChive OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC’S SWINGIN’ SUMMER RECORD & CD SALE

Founded in 1985 — just around the time when a flood of zeroes and ones began to wash away vinyl as the commercial medium of choice, the ARChive of Contemporary Music began doing their Noah thing — by gathering two copies of all popular music released in America each year. Today, their library has over 22 million songs from 1950 to the present. The collection is made avail-

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Schmooze, bop, rock and pop — at ARChive’s Swingin’ Summer Record & CD Sale (June 7-15).

Into the woods, and blinded by love: Rosalind (Rin Allen) and Orlando (Ian Antal), in New York Classical Theatre’s “As You Like It” (July 1-27, all around Battery Park).

able to researchers, press and the music industry. Every June and December, the fun-loving archivists open their doors and turn their ground floor over to the public, for a massive sale that helps fuel the non-profit’s mission. The summer version of this event will feature over 20,000 items up for grabs — including an “Astroturf Yard Sale” section full of vintage kitchenwares and clothing. But the real draw that keeps old school hard copy purists coming back twice a year — year after year — is the promise that everything in stock is donated by record companies and collectors. That means no need to check for scratches, skips or other defects among the pop, rock, jazz, reggae and world music releases. Also in prime condition: vintage 60s psychedelic posters from the Gande Ballroom in Detroit, Japanese pressings of Nonesuch CDs, rare Fillmore East programs, turntables, audio equipment, DVDs and shelf upon shelf of music-themed books. “Our CDs are cheaper than downloading,” the organizers vow, noting that most classical LPs go for $1, hundreds of CDs are priced $1-$5, and most just-released selections are in the $5-$10 range. In the priceless column: free admission, the chance to talk shop with other likeminded souls, and the ten-digit search engine’s promise of unexpected finds hidden at the bottom of a stack. Want to up your chances of unearthing that hidden treasure? Become a member of

ARChive, and you’ll score an invite to June 5’s pre-sale cocktail party — where members shop before the general public, while snacking on quality grub from Bonnie's Grill in Brooklyn, Tribeca’s Bubble Lounge and Two Boots. Kenny, the “hipster city bus driver,” mixes drinks at the bar and keeps you just lubricated enough to be magnanimous in defeat, should you get bested in the inevitable trivia-based conversation with fellow shoppers. Free admission. Sat., June 7 through Sun., June 15, from 11 am-6 pm daily. At the ARChive of Contemporary Music (54 White St., 3 blocks south of Canal St., btw. Broadway & Church Sts.). Call 212-226-6967 or visit arcmusic.org.

NEW YORK CLASSICAL THEATRE: “AS YOU LIKE IT”

If all the world’s a stage, then why watch a play surrounded by four walls, cooped in by a ceiling and subject to a climate that’s as controlled as the notion of assigned seating? This summer, as it has for the past fifteen years, New York Classical Theatre wants to take you out of the box and into woods. For their Lower Manhattan waterfront production of “As You Like It,” the sprawling Forest of Arden (circa 1910) is played by the wide open spaces of Battery Park — whose winds, as fresh and occasionally rough as SUMMER, continued on p. 21

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the trials of budding romance, give wing to Shakespeare’s breezy tale of mistaken identity, sibling rivalry, gender roles and the traditional rules of romance. Fleeing to the Forest of Arden, exiled Rosalind assumes a male persona, befriends the object of her true affection (Orlando) and counsels him in matters of the heart. Rosalind’s not the only one adopting a disguise and attracting the wrong partner — which leads to a great deal of confusion among the lovestruck characters. At least the audience won’t be lost, thanks to helpful staffers who will chaperone the crowd from location to location, within Battery Park. Free. Tues.-Sun., July 1-27, from 7-9 pm. At Battery Park (meet in front of Castle Clinton). Performances also take place in Central Park (May 27-June 22) and Prospect Park (June 24-29). For info, call 212252-4531 or visit newyorkclassical.org.

JAZZ AGE LAWN PARTY ON GOVERNORS ISLAND

Spend a dapper-dressed, dance-filled, cocktail-friendly afternoon living like the Great Gatsby — without the expense of owning a grand estate or the hassle of cleaning up after all the party guests have retreated from your great lawn. To do so, you need only hitch a ferry ride from the tip of Manhattan to nearby Governors Island. That’s where Michael Arenella and His Dreamland Orchestra preside over the ninth annual installment of their “quintessential outdoor celebration of the Jazz Age and its living legacy.” Immediately upon stepping ashore, you’ll be immersed in a world of art deco, hot jazz and all manner of roaring 20s food, fashion, drinks and games — all taking place on a sprawling green, nestled under a canopy of century-old trees. Throughout the day, the finest jazz age entertainment is performed on two stages. Queen Esther pays tribute to jazz royalty of yore, while “society pianist” Peter Mintun conjures the era he’s been tapped to invoke on HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire.” A quick complimentary lesson on all the essential steps of the era will prep you and your partner for a romantic turn on the massive wooden dance floor set up on the lawn — right under the foot of the stage, where the Dreamland Orchestra performs a songbook of 1920s tunes, personally transcribed for your dancing pleasure by composer, conductor, musician and singer Michael Arenella. Throughout the afternoon, listen to original recordings from the 1920s, brought to life by a collection of antique gramophones. Take home a vintage por-

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trait, after cozying up in the Sweetheart Booth or perching upon the giant (although not built to scale) Paper Moon. Get up close and personal with flivvers and Tin Lizzies, at the vintage motorcar exhibition, and show off those dance lesson moves by entering the Charleston Dance Contest. Keep the junior set happy with an excursion to Kidland — where carnival challenges come with playful prizes. The adults get a fun game of their own, by pretending to skirt prohibition! Renowned mixologists Julie Reiner and Andy Seymour will serve their own original creations, based on St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur — while Martini sparkling wine flows by the mini-bottle or glass. Ice cold beer is also available, along with old-fashioned lemonade and other non-alcoholic choices. Erainspired entrées are on the menu, and chef Jimmy Carbone (of Jimmy’s No. 43 in the East Village) returns to serve up fare including “Squab on Toast,” “Sliced Beefsteak Sandwich” and fresh grilled Mexican corn. The Dreamland General Store has an assortment of picnic blankets, parasols and hand fans — while in the vendor section, artisans offer vintage clothing and original creations that will let you return to this bygone era any day of the week, for years to come. From 11 am to 5 pm. Sat. & Sun., June 14, 15 & Aug. 16, 17. On Governors Island. Find ticket and transportation info, as well as special offers, at jazzagelawnparty.com.

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NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF THE LIONS MODELS BRAND, LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 4/28/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 9130 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069. LLC formed in DE on 11/22/13. 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: 05/15 - 06/19/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF SCCP SALINA II, LIMITED PARTNERSHIP Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 4/17/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 1075 W. Georgia St., Ste. 2600, Vancouver, BC C6E 3C9, Canada. LP formed in DE on 6/19/13. 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: 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: 05/15 - 06/19/2014 ELITE 106 LLC a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 4/17/14. Office location: NewYork County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to SMMW Consulting Corp., 220 Bristol Terr., Edgewater, NJ 07020. General Purpose. Vil: 05/08 - 06/12/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF FFP ACQUISITION I, LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/28/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Florida (FL) on 8/4/11. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: National Registered Agents, Inc., 111 Eighth Ave., NY, NY 10011. Address to be maintained in FL: 3300 Corporate Ave., Ste. 104, Weston, FL 33331. Arts of Org. filed with the FL Secy. of State, Clifton Bldg., 2661 Executive Center Circle, Tallahassee, FL 32301. Purpose: any lawful activities. Vil: 05/08 - 06/12/2014

NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF DIGITAL EXPANSE, LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/9/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 4/4/14. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 33 Whitehall St., 8th Fl., NY, NY 10004. Address to be maintained in DE: c/o Capitol Corporate Services, Inc., 1111B Governors Ave., Dover, DE 19904. Arts of Org. filed with the DE Secy. of State, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities. Vil: 05/08 - 06/12/2014 AMITALIE LLC Arts. of Org filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 3/27/14. OFC in NY Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 225 Rector Pl #9K, NY NY 10280. Purpose: any lawful act.1928233 Vil: 05/08 - 06/12/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF TZFAT LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/29/14. 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 Edry, 220 E. 65th St., No. 21L, NY, NY 10065. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 05/08 - 06/12/2014 NOTICE OF REGISTRATION OF CHATILLON WEISS LLP Certificate filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/24/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLP, 420 W. 14th St., Ste. 5SE, NY, NY 10014. Purpose: practice the profession of law. Vil: 05/08 - 06/12/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF DUCK REALTY MANAGEMENT, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/1/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Capitol Services, Inc., 1218 Central Ave., Ste. 100, Albany, NY 12205. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Vil: 05/08 - 06/12/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF CHARLIE CHEWS LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/16/11. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Ashley Jurgenson, 251 W. 30th St., 16th Fl., NY, NY 10001. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 05/08 - 06/12/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF 40 WEST 116TH STREET 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: The LLC, c/o Radius Ventures, 400 Madison Ave., 8th Fl., NY, NY 10017. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 05/08 - 06/12/2014

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF MAKOM REAL ESTATE SERVICES, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 3/24/14. Office location: NY County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 75 Rockefeller Plaza, 18th Fl., NY, NY 10019, principal business address. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Vil: 05/08 - 06/12/2014 NAME OF LLC: ONEOKDREAM LLC Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State: 3/6/14. Office loc.: NY Co. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: Business Filings Inc., 187 Wolf Rd., Ste. 101, Albany, NY 12205, regd. agt. upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful act. Vil: 05/08 - 06/12/2014 CENTRAL DENIM LLC Arts. of Org filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 3/20/14. OFC in NY Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 1410 Broadway #2901, NY NY 10018. Purpose: any lawful act.1928233 Vil: 05/08 - 06/12/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF SUNSTRUCK LLC Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 3/6/14. Office location: NY County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to the principal business address: 11 Riverside Dr., Apt. 8UE, NY, NY 10023, Attn: Shaun M. Moss. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 05/08 - 06/12/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF OAK GROVE COMMERCIAL MORTGAGE, LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 4/21/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 2177 Youngman Ave., Ste. 100, St. Paul, MN 55116. LLC formed in DE on 12/1/08. 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: 05/08 - 06/12/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF VIVA GROUP, LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 3/14/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 3585 Engineering Dr., Ste. 100, Norcross, GA 30092. LLC formed in DE on 12/31/13. 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: 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: 05/08 - 06/12/2014

NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF STONEHENGE GROWTH EQUITY INNOVATE NY FUND, LP Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 4/18/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 191 W. Nationwide Blvd., Ste. 600, Columbus, OH 43215. LP formed in DE on 12/18/12. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE addr. of LP: c/o The Corporation Trust 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: investment. Vil: 05/08 - 06/12/2014 SANLAN LLC a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 3/13/14. Office location: NewYork County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Susan Defranca, 200 E. 79th St., Unit 15B, NY, NY 10075. General Purpose. Vil: 05/01 - 06/05/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF ENTRUST FOCUS PARTNERS LP Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/11/14. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 3/10/14. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o National Registered Agents, Inc., 111 Eighth Ave., NY, NY 10011, also the registered agent. DE address of LP: 160 Greentree Dr., St 101, Dover, DE 19904. Name/address of genl. ptr. available from SSNY. Cert. of LP filed with DE Secy. of State, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities. Vil: 05/01 - 06/05/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF 665 LENOX LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/21/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: 404 W. 145th St., Unit 0, NY, NY 10031. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Urban Green Investments, 1746 Union St., San Francisco, CA 94123. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 05/01 - 06/05/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF STEVEN HARPER, ARCHITECT PLLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/11/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of PLLC: 310 W. 122nd St., 4E, NY, NY 10027. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Ingram Yuzek Gainen Carroll & Bertolotti LLP, Attn: Larry Gainen, 250 Park Ave., NY, NY 10177. Purpose: To practice the profession of architecture. Vil: 05/01 - 06/05/2014

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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF VAISHALI FANTASY DIAMOND LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/15/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: 6 E. 45th St., NY, NY 10017. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 05/01 - 06/05/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF WEST 37TH YYY LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/1/10. 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 Joy Construction, 40 Fulton St., 21st Fl., NY, NY 10038. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 05/01 - 06/05/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF 2065 WALTON AVENUE ASSOCIATES LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/21/14. 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 B&B Supportive LLC, 419 Park Avenue South, 18th Fl., NY, NY 10016. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 05/01 - 06/05/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF SHARESTREAM, LLC App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 4/14/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Maryland (MD) on 8/4/00. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 11600 Sunrise Valley Drive, Ste. 400, Reston, VA 20191. MD address of LLC: 936 Clintwood Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20902. Arts. of Org. filed with MD Secy. of State, 301 West Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Vil: 05/01 - 06/05/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF SPRING CREEK GROUP, L.L.C. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) 4/14/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Washington (WA) on 8/30/06. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: IPG, 1114 Ave. of the Americas, 19th Fl., NY, NY 10036. WA address of LLC: 1780 Barnes Blvd., SW, Tumwater, WA 98512. Arts. of Org. filed with WA Secy. of State, 801 Capitol Way South, Olympia, WA 98504. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Vil: 05/01 - 06/05/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF VILLAGE TOWNHOUSE LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/17/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Curtis, MalletPrevost, Colt & Mosle LLP, Attn: Marty Forman, Esq., 101 Park Ave., 34th Floor, NY, NY 10178. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 05/01 - 06/05/2014

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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF ISRRON, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/9/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 37 President Street, Staten Island, NY 10314. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 05/01 - 06/05/2014 NAME OF LLC: LIVE FOREVER YOU, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State: 4/14/14. Office loc.: NY Co. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: Business Filings Inc., 187 Wolf Rd., Ste. 101, Albany, NY 12205, regd. agt. upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful act. Vil: 05/01 - 06/05/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF MEADOWLARK CAPITAL LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 12/3/13. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 125 W. 55th St., NY, NY 10019. LLC formed in DE on 11/22/13. 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: 05/01 - 06/05/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF BENEFIT STREET PARTNERS CRE CONDUIT COMPANY SERVICES L.L.C. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 4/14/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 9 W. 57th St., Ste. 4700, NY, NY 10019. LLC formed in DE on 12/16/13. 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: 05/01 - 06/05/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF BENEFIT STREET PARTNERS CRE CONDUIT COMPANY L.P. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 4/14/14. NYS fict. name: BSP CRE Conduit Company, L.P. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 9 W. 57th St., Ste. 4700, NY, NY 10019. LP formed in DE on 11/5/13. 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: 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: 05/01 - 06/05/2014

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF 183 YORK 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 Kriss & Feuerstein, 360 Lexington Ave., Ste. 1200, NY, NY 10017. Purpose: any lawful activities. Vil: 04/24 - 05/29/2014 NOTICE OF QUAL. OF 145 SPRING PARTNERS LLC Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 12/6/13. Office loc.: NY County. LLC org. in DE 10/2/13. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to One Penn Plaza, Ste. 3430, NY, NY 10119. 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 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 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 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 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 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 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

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Before Austria come Ackers Sports pier a political football CLAYTON, continued from p. 16

In a different spin than Arcade, Garrin — an artist turned connectivity guru — said bohemia doesn’t have to be defined by artists, but rather can be created by community activists struggling on issues like housing and tenants’ rights. “For me, what Clayton said is true, it’s right. But it’s not necessarily over,” Garrin said. “Lower East Side and bohemia is not strictly defined by the historical influx of artists, because there’s still a vibrant community that’s not defined by artists that’s still strong — like Good Old Lower East Side, Two Bridges [Neighborhood Council] and Cooper Square Committee. These people are fighting for the Lower East Side in a way that’s real. It’s not just about whether artists are here — it’s about whether it’s affordable for everybody: affordable housing, healthcare, opportunity equality. “There’s a whole generation of kids living in the projects that might not be recognized as artists,” Garrin said. “These kids might be future scientists, engineers. I don’t say it’s dead. One generation is handing off to the next one.”

Also, Garrin noted, he shops for food very affordably in Chinatown markets, so he doesn’t face the “$16 burger” dilemma. “For $16, I can eat for a couple of days,” he said. “You can be strategic in your shopping.” Plus, he added, “I haven’t eaten a burger in 40 years, since I was 18.” But Patterson stressed it’s not about artists, but about what’s happening to the city: Basically, no one can live here anymore except the wealthy. “Forget the artists!” he said. “Look what happened with Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn. They just took that land. Look at what happened with Pearl Paint. That was much more than just an art store. … Money scares me much more than drugs.” Patterson emphasized that he sincerely hopes his legacy won’t only be his riots tape, because he’s done much more than just that. He’s published a number of thick books with contributions from scores of local writers, on subjects from Lower East Side radical resistance to Jewish culture and beyond. And he’s planning still more new books — including one on the history of local gangs. The work never ends for Patterson. But first — there are the Ackers.

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AIR RIGHTS, continued from p. 15

Council and public officials. “This clearly didn’t happen, even though a $100 million M.O.U. seems to be a ‘proposed significant action,’ ” Hoylman told The Villager. “I’m deeply troubled that a memorandum of understanding worth $100 million signed by the Hudson River Park Trust, E.S.D.C. and a private developer wasn’t shared in advance with elected officials or community boards who represent the affected community.” However, a Trust source countered that it’s not necessary to hold a public hearing, again, because “there is no significant action. There’s no deal.” The Park Act specifically says that if a G.P.P. is “adopted,” then a public hearing must be held and a community process initiated. Borough President Gale Brewer has reportedly made a formal request to see the M.O.U. Following last Thursday’s Times article announcing the possible deal for Pier 40’s air rights, local elected officials fired off a joint statement opposing a G.P.P., headlined, “Setting the record straight on Pier 40 and Hudson River Park.” Signing on to the statement were Nadler, Glick, Hoylman, state Senator Daniel Squadron, Brewer and Councilmember Corey Johnson. “A G.P.P. would completely usurp local zoning and local input from the community and is in no way condoned by the Hudson River Park Act,” they said. “It is the same land-use procedure that brought the Barclays Center to the Atlantic Yards, despite widespread disapproval from that community.” In fact, just a few weeks earlier, the local politicians — having heard renewed rumblings of a possible G.P.P. at the St. John’s Center — had sent a joint letter to Cuomo and de Blasio saying they opposed any such plan. That, in turn, led to the scheduling of last Friday’s meeting, at which the E.S.D.C. representative let slip that a G.P.P. for Pier 40’s air rights had, indeed, already been signed. The politicians at the meeting were stunned that — rather than receiving a letter in response from the Cuomo administration to their May 1 letter — they instead had to read the governor’s position in The New York Times article about Atlas’s St. John’s Center plan. Local officials had first heard of the possibility of a G.P.P. at the St. John’s Center site last fall. “A G.P.P. would...rightfully enrage the community, which would be effectively left powerless through this process,” the local pols had written on May 1 to de Blasio and Cuomo. “Any lip service paid to the needs of the community would only be that, as the local officials who have a formal role in the ULURP process, the city councilmember and borough president, will have no binding authority when it comes

to negotiating any agreement, or voting on whether to approve the proposal. … If a G.P.P. moves forward,” the declared, “we will actively oppose it.” As well as the development profits set to be made at the St. John’s Center site by an air transfer deal, also driving the push for action is the Lower West Side’s booming youth sports culture. For a huge constituency of local families, Pier 40 is their go-to spot for after-school and weekend youth sports activities. Tobi Berman, a leader of Pier 40 Champions — a coalition of youth sports leagues that is pushing for repairs of Pier 40 A.S.A.P. — stressed that further delays could be disastrous. “The problem we are facing is that the design work for the reconstruction of the support structure of the pier needs to begin this year, or the unacceptable prospect of the pier closing in a couple of years becomes real,” Bergman told The Villager. “The loss of the fields will be devastating for our Downtown communities, and the loss of income from the pier will be devastating to the whole Hudson River Park. An open process for getting this done is important, but the responsibility for getting it done and saving this important resource rests with all the people we elect to positions of influence and power. Delay is apparently no longer an option.” Bergman added that more questions also need to be asked, such as, “On what timetable will the funds for Pier 40 be available? What will the new uses be at St. John’s Center, and how big will the buildings be? Will there be other community benefits, like affordable housing and schools? And how will the impacts be assessed and what will the public process be going forward?” Arthur Schwartz, first vice chairperson of the park’s advisory council, said Cuomo’s deal with Atlas is “basically using the park as cover to promote the goals of the developer, who will probably make billions off that project in return for the $100 million for Pier 40. “It was done totally top-down,” Schwartz said. “Just top-down government is intolerable. And there will be such a brouhaha about this that it won’t get done — and Pier 40 will continue to crumble.” Attorney Norman Siegel was retained by Jean-Louis Bourgeois to fight the air rights transfer plan. “Our position continues to be that ULURP process should apply at least to the city-owned property [in the park],” Siegel said. “And if, in fact, there’s not going to be any ULURP process, we’ll have to give serious consideration to challenging that.” Half of the 5-mile-long park was cityowned and half was state-owned before the park’s creation in 1998. But Assemblymember Gottfried has said he thinks those distinctions may have been swept away when the Trust, a state-city authority, was created to administer the park.

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Response to senior’s murder recalls infamous case BY GERARD FLYNN

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lthough it has been 50 years since Kitty Genovese was stabbed to death near her Kew Gardens apartment, her brutal murder was evoked Monday evening at a vigil in the East Village, where another senseless act of violence recently took place. Similar to the circumstances of Genovese’s death, Wen Hui Ruan — a retired garment factory worker, originally from China — was returning home alone at night Fri., May 9, when he was attacked on E. Sixth St. near Avenue D, just a block from his apartment. A surveillance video shows his assailant approaching him from behind, then, in an extremely brutal attack, throwing the 68-year-old against a concrete wall, before viciously punching him once and stomping him three times on his head. Ruan died the next day. Four days after the assault, on a tip, police arrested a local man, Jamie Pugh, 20, for the murder. Provoking outrage among some in the community, however, the footage also shows passersby either witnessing the attack or its aftermath, but without offering assistance, as Ruan lies mortally injured. Steve Cannon, the blind poet and longtime operator of A Gathering of the Tribes Gallery,

Family members comforted Wen Hui Ran’s sobbing widow at the memorial.

was returning from dinner with friends and missed the attack by two minutes. He said he was appalled by what happened in the six minutes before police arrived. After finally vacating his home / gallery in the former E. Third St. Tribes space due to an agreement with the landlord, Cannon recently moved to E. Sixth St. — right next to the spot of the murder. He sat at the vigil with Ruan’s family members, who sobbed uncontrollably, as well-wishers placed flow-

ers before a makeshift shrine at the scene of the attack. “By the time we got to the ramp he was coughing up blood,” Cannon recalled. He could barely contain his outrage as he recounted how a local woman, child in tow, screamed for assistance outside Cannon’s building, frantically ringing door bells, in vain. No one in his building came to her aid, or helped detectives in their follow-up investigation the next day.

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“These mother f------- are so crazy they don’t know that s--- can happen to them, too,” Cannon said. Chinatown activist Karlin Chan also shared his indignation. “This goes back to the Genovese murder,” he said. “This is a classic example. Maybe people didn’t want to get involved or were afraid, but at least you can go down the block and make an anonymous call to 911.” Mourners were joined by local City Councilmembers Rosie Mendez and Margaret Chin and Borough President Gale Brewer. Community board representatives were also present, as well as staff members for state Senators Daniel Squadron and Brad Hoylman. Brewer, who lost a family member to violence, said she shared the councilmembers’ outrage over the shockingly violent assault. Despite Chan’s claims that the attack’s ferocity suggests a racial motive, Mendez said she has no reason to believe that was, in fact, the case. It doesn’t necessarily mean area crime is increasing, either, she added. “Violence happens and it happens here but it’s not happening on a daily basis,” she said. Recalling how people saw the beating and walked on, Chin reminded everyone that such an attack “could happen to anyone.” “Any violence in our community is our problem,” she stressed.

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The Downtown All-Stars — here cheering on a teammate at bat — definitely came to play.

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he Lower East Side Lady Furies softball team came back to earth last Saturday after going crosstown

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