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E.V. eateries have boomed, along with incomes, study finds BY GERARD FLYNN

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he East Village has seen a steady influx of chain stores and high-end restaurants over the last decade-plus, making it increasingly difficult for small business owners to compete. The newcomers’ clientele comes prowling for

upscale products and, notably, nightlife. While the East Village in the ’60s attracted artists seeking affordable housing, today it is luring a different kind of “creative type,” and tourists — driven less by a desire to be on the road than to enjoy RETAIL STUDY, continued on p. 4

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aren Kristal, partner with her late husband Hilly Kristal in the renowned rock club CBGB in the East Village, died Tues., May 20, three weeks after being admitted to New York University Medical Center. She was 88. Although Hilly (short for

Hillel) was the public face of the club that opened in 1973 and closed because of a rent dispute with the landlord in October 2006, Karen Kristal was the legal owner, constant caretaker and stern protector of CBGB, whose logo she designed. At first, the club showKRISTAL, continued on p. 7

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Karen Kristal, 88, stern partner in CBGB with her ex, Hilly

On Broadway, south of Canal St., a clothing store’s chrome mannequin fascinated a photographer with its reflections.

‘Living barrier’ will protect East Side from storm surges BY LINCOLN ANDERSON

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n a united front, Mayor de Blasio was joined by Governor Cuomo, Senator Chuck Schumer and HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan at the Riis Houses on Monday to announce a massive allocation of federal funding to protect the East Village and Lower East Side from flooding in an age of dramatic climate change. The scene Monday was beautiful, as a dazzling, hot sun shone down, as

a crowd of Riis residents and press clustered near to hear the high-powered officials. It was a far cry from Oct. 29, 2012, when Superstorm Sandy slammed the city, swamping the East Side, with the waters rising waist-high on Avenue C. The city’s overall plan to protect vulnerable neighborhoods in all five boroughs has a $3.7 billion price tag. On Monday, the officials announced that $335 million has been allocated for the “Big U” plan, specifically to allow con-

struction of its Lower East Side and East Village sections, covering the stretch from Montgomery St. to E. 23rd St. From a design team led by Danish firm BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group), the project was the grand-prize winner in the federal government’s Rebuild by Design contest. Running parallel to East River Park, a “bridging berm” will be created on the F.D.R. Drive access road, which is currently used by PROTECTION, continued on p. 27

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Ackers and acclaim for artists Please Join Us

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The Second Annual Acker Awards — celebrating the avant-garde luminaries of the East Village and Lower East Side — lit up Theatre 80 St. Mark’s on Sunday evening. Above, from left, Clayton Patterson, the New York Ackers’ organizer, posed with filmmaker Marc Levin and emcee Bob Holman, of the Bowery Poetry Club. Levin received a lifetime distinction award. Below, Patterson held up the Acker chapbook — sure to be a collector’s item — which was produced by The Villager’s senior designer, Michael Shirey. Forty awards in all were handed out. The Villager will have a full report on the event in next week’s issue.

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still feeling some pain in her back and the front of her upper legs. She doesn’t understand how it could be connected to her fall on her backside while walking “Little Doris” in Washington Square Park, since the pain didn’t kick in till two weeks later. She said state Senator Brad Hoylman, her former chairperson on Community Board 2, helped her get into the muchin-demand VillageCare, instead of a facility in Harlem. “Apparently it pays to have friends!” she said with a laugh. C.B. 2 colleagues who have visited her include Jon Geballe, Keen Berger, District Manager Bob Gormley and Sharon Woolums, a public member of the board’s Parks Committee. It seems there are no hard feelings against Ricky Syers’s “Little Doris” marionette, who hangs from his wires from a cabinet hinge just a few feet from Diether’s bed. When Diether is ready to return to the park, so will “Little Doris.” Diether, who was named head of the C.B. 2 Nominating Committee, noted she ran the whole process — which names candidates for board officers — from her room at VillageCare.

RENT FREEZE — FOR REAL? When he was running for mayor and a few times since, Bill de Blasio has said he supports a rent freeze for rent-regulated apartments, according to tenant activist Michael McKee. However, the proposals offered by the Rent Guidelines Board last month don’t equal “rent freeze,” McKee stressed. By an 8-to-1 vote, the R.G.B. recommended rent hikes of 0 percent to 3 percent for one-year renewals, and half a percent to 4.5 percent for two-year renewals. The board’s final decision, affecting 1 million rent-stabilized apartments, will be made at a sure-to-be-raucous meeting on Mon., June 23, at The Cooper Union’s Foundation Building, on E. Seventh St. and Third Ave. “A rent freeze is not 3 percent or even half a percent,” McKee scoffed, saying the upcoming vote will be a real “litmus test” for de Blasio. In fact, McKee added, while landlords always try to justify the increases based on the escalating cost of heating oil, the price index and so forth, the actual figures prove that renters have been overpaying, and that it’s they who deserve the cash — as in a rent rebate of thousands of dollars each! The majority of the R.G.B. members are de Blasio appointees. With so many city residents now paying at least half their rent to live here, what will the board do? There’s no better way to rewrite this “tale of two cities” right now than to impose a rent freeze — and then kick in a rent rebate, too! It’s long overdue. GREENHOUSE TO BOOGIE AGAIN? Embattled

Hudson Square “eco nightclub” Greenhouse is applying for a cabaret license, which is needed to allow patron dancing. The Varick St. hot spot has been closed since its liquor license expired in April. According to neighbors who are fighting the violence-plagued club’s reopening, it appears that its previous cabaret license experience in 2012 and they never bothered to renew it. Separately, Greenhouse is also seeking a new liquor license. Community Board 2’s S.L.A. Licensing Committee will hear the application at its meeting on Thurs., June 12, at 6:30 p.m., at St. Anthony’s Church, lower hall, 151 Sullivan St., just south of Houston St.

ON THE MEND: We dropped by the VillageCare rehab facility on W. Houston St. on Monday since Doris Diether had wanted to give us a flier about the Tiny Top Circus, which will present “The 8th Wonder of the World: BIGFOOT,” in Washington Square Park, on Sat., June 7, at noon. Apparently, Diether noted, it’s yet another comedic production by notorious hoaxer Joey Skaggs, since the “ringmaster” is listed as Peppe Scaggolini. She’s a big Skaggs fan. As for Diether, she’s TheVillager.com

A TEACHOUT-ABLE MOMENT? Village attorney Arthur Schwartz tells us he will be the campaign treasurer for Zephyr Teachout, who, he says, is running for governor. Teachout, an Occupy Wall Street activist, may run in the Democratic primary or possibly in a third party, according to Schwartz. After Governor Andrew Cuomo beat out Teachout for the Working Family Party line, Mike Boland, who was W.F.P. executive director, is bailing to direct Teachout’s campaign. However, Capital reported on Monday that former state Senator Martin Connor, an election lawyer, is already hard at work as part of an “immediate smear push” against the 42-year-old Fordham law professor. Connor is questioning her New York voting record and whether she meets the five-year residency requirement to be governor.

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a swanky apartment, preferably, in a shiny tower of metal and undulating glass. Not that all of this is news to longtime residents, who have been complaining for years to Community Board 3 about noise, out-of-scale development and landlord harassment of rent-regulated tenants. The board heard even more about the issue last month, at its Economic Development Committee meeting, where Columbia University student planners shared the results of a study conducted early this year focusing on Alphabet City. Drawing from an array of data, they found that, between the years 2000 and 2012, there was a significant demographic and retail shift, greatly reducing the neighborhood’s retail diversity. The number of white residents in Alphabet City (bounded by Avenues A and D, and 14th and Houston Sts.) grew by more than 4,000, to 41,381, making up 67 percent of the neighborhood’s residents. Meanwhile, the black and Hispanic populations each dipped by several hundred, to 4,199 (or 7 percent of the total population) and 10,917 (18 percent), respectively. The area’s Asian population rose by more than 2,200 to 9,405 (or 15 percent of Alphabet City residents). Median household income in the study area soared, on average by nearly 45 percent. At the turn of the millennium, it was just under $37,000. In 2012, it approached $62,000, students told the committee meeting. Despite the issue’s purported urgency, however, turnout was low at the meeting, which drew few local community members. In some census tracts in the study area — where radicals once screamed, “Die yuppie scum!” — the median household income jumped 100 percent to $144,821. Mirroring the citywide affordability crisis, rent in the entire Community District 3 area (which also includes the Lower East Side), with a population of more than 163,000 residents, soared by an average of 42 percent during the study period, according to the report. More startling perhaps was what the data showed about full-service restaurants and watering holes. In 2004, there were 248 food-services and drinking places in Alphabet City. By 2012, that number had ballooned to 514, significantly outpacing any other kind of business and increasing these businesses’ area “market share” to 32 percent. Yet, Alphabet City’s number of bars has actual-

Handsome Dick Manitoba joined Lisa Robinson at the Varvatos store at 315 Bowery, the former location of CBGB, to introduce rock journalist Robinson’s new book, “There Goes Gravity: A Life in Rock and Roll.” Manitoba and his band, the Dictators, were regulars at CBGB. Nowadays, his bar, Manitoba’s, on Avenue B, is part of Alphabet City’s biggest industry, the “food-services and drinking places” sector.

ly fluctuated, from 24 in 2004, up to a high of 80 in 2008, and back down to 59 in 2012. Meanwhile, full-service restaurants have simply exploded, from 175 in 2004 to 380 in 2012. From 2004 to 2012, the number of laundries (non-coin-operated) and dry cleaners in the study area also grew, from 25 to 41. During the same period, beer, wine and liquor stores more than doubled, from seven to 17. And the amount of beauty salons tripled over those eight years, from 23 to 69 in 2012. The data also added some weight to claims that city planners under former Mayor Bloomberg targeted the East Village as a “destination neighborhood” for tourists. This is a view with which Stacey Sutton — a Columbia urban planning professor and mentor to the students who did the report — somewhat agrees. A 2012 report prepared for C.B. 3 by Mary de Stefano, the board’s former planning fellow, reached a similar conclusion about the former mayor’s intentions. The area’s food-services and drinking places drew in a hefty $200 million in 2012, according to the report. These were also far and away the area’s chief employers among types of businesses studied, with more than 6,100 workers, up from more than 5,200 in 2006. Among the report’s findings: “There are an increasing number of bars and restaurants that cater

to a nightlife not necessarily congruent with the lifestyle of nearby residents. … Increasingly, there are more establishments that cater to the young adult crowd and less for teenagers and young families.” Retail areas with room for growth include supermarkets and groceries, confectioners, nut shops and meat markets, the study found — with parking lots and photo-finishing labs “among the top industries with room for development.” Meanwhile, C.B. 3 and local politicians continue to focus on trying to save small stores and control the influx of chains. The Center for Urban Future found that, in 2012, C.B. 3 had 227 chain stores. Brad Hoylman is a co-sponsor of state Senate Bill 1771, introduced by Kenneth LaValle, a Long Island Republican, that allows municipalities to restrict the growth of “formula retail,” a.k.a. chain stores. The legislation is stuck in committee. On top of offering assistance to small businesses, de Stefano’s 2012 report recommended considering a special-purpose district, an overlay atop existing zoning, which would limit chain stores’ size and operating hours. This district would also target banks. In a similar vein, San Francisco, with some success, has restricted chain stores to specific neighborhoods to preserve retail diversity. Sutton supports a special district, and is also advocating for caps on commercial rents. She said landlords should consider community impact before renting commercial space — even if that means accepting considerably less rent. Despite the meeting’s low turnout, the urban planner is calling for more community empowerment. She said the community “should be able to stop” certain types of retail establishments if they feel these have reached a saturation point.

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Karen Kristal, 88, partner in CBGB with ex, Hilly OBITUARY KRISTAL, continued from p. 1

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cased country, bluegrass and blues (hence the name), but its programming changed to what later became known as punk and hardcore rock, with bands playing original music. Blondie, the Ramones, Mink DeVille, Talking Heads, the Heartbreakers and the Fleshtones were among the bands that shot to fame at the Bowery club. The rule at CBGB was that a band had to play primarily original music and had to move its own equipment. “It was really because my mother didn’t want to have to pay ASCAP [American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers] the royalties on published music,” said their son, Dana. “I remember my father telling some reporters about his new ‘philosophy,’ and I asked my mother why she didn’t say what the real reason was. She said, ‘He needs it,’ ” Dana recalled. Despite Hilly’s pre-eminence as the face of the club at 315 Bowery, patrons, employees and musicians were aware of Karen’s presence at the door, behind the bar and on the floor, keeping the place as orderly as possible. “I will always remember Karen on Sundays, checking IDs and calling kids’ parents when she sniffed a false one,” said David Poe, the singer, songwriter and former sound engineer at CBGB, in an online interview recently. “Her contribution to CBGB is well known, and it’s true enough that venerated space would not have existed as it did had it not been for her efforts,” Poe said. “Karen was a true patron of the arts and embodied the indie spirit.” “Skinheads obeyed her command and the Ramones hid their joints when they saw her coming,” said a Village Voice article a few years ago. “I was more afraid of Karen than I was of the skinheads. They all had this respect for her,” said George Taub, a member of False Prophets and former CBGB employee. “She started the famous Sunday matinees. It was all her idea. The club really started the whole hardcore movement in New York.” At one point, Karen turned the house amplifier down because neighbors were complaining about the noise and threatened to close the place down. The bands protested. “I think those musicians were stupid,” her son Dana said. “Like wild

Karen Kristal in her younger days.

kids who didn’t want to listen to their own mothers and fathers. They didn’t realize that my mother was trying to keep the place open.” Roberta Bayley worked the door at the iconic club and later became a top punk rock photographer. “I understood much later that the liquor license at CBGB’s was in Karen’s name,” Bayley said. “So she was very careful about not getting busted — she would grab joints out of people’s hands! She got crazy about me drinking the Heinekens that Merv, CBGB’s manager, would bring me from Tin Pan Alley because CB’s didn’t serve that brand. They only had this vile import called Dinkelaker. “Back in the ’70s Karen was sort of forced to be ‘bad cop’ to Hilly’s ‘good cop,’ ” Bayley said. “But she was smart and an innovator. I think she championed the hardcore matinees. “In the end, it did seem like Hilly may have gotten Karen to sign away her rights to the club, I really don’t know. We all heard that Hilly had 3 million when he died. His daughter Lisa inherited the bulk of his estate. I don’t think Karen got anything. Sad story.” Karen Kristal was born in 1925 and

raised in Boston. An aspiring actress and singer, she was six years older than Hilly, a musician and singer

Karen Kramer designed the famous CBGB logo.

whom she met in an opera class in New York. They were married in 1951. “My mother joined the Canadian Army sometime between the end of World War II and the Korean War,” Dana said. “I don’t know how long, but she trained as a nurse. She then studied at the Boston Institute of Fine Art — she was a talented graphic artist, but acting was her passion. She ran an acting improvisation group at the club in the mornings,” said Dana, who took care of his mother, especial-

ly over the past nine years with the onset of her dementia. Hilly and Karen opened Hilly’s on W. Ninth St. just east of Sixth Ave. in the 1960s. The place, which featured live music, moved to 315 Bowery in 1969, becoming Hilly’s on The Bowery for several years before the name change to CBGB. The liquor license of both places was under Sareb Restaurant Corp., a contraction of Sara Rebecca, Karen’s name before she married Hilly and changed her name to Karen, which she thought was better theatrically. The couple divorced even before the club’s move to the Bowery, but Karen remained an active partner. In 2005, CBGB became involved in a rent dispute, the landlord claiming that the club owed $91,000. Hilly contended that he hadn’t been informed about rent increases, but, in the end, agreed to vacate the place after a year. The club finally closed in October 2006, and Hilly announced that he intended to reopen in Las Vegas. However, he died in August 2007 and left his estate to their daughter, Lisa Kristal Burgman. But a bitter legal dispute broke out pitting Burgman against her mother and brother over ownership of the estate. Burgman claimed that Karen had signed over legal title to the club to Hilly before he died, and submitted a document to that effect, but Karen said she didn’t remember the signing. “I don’t know if she signed it, but even if she did and didn’t remember, it shows she didn’t legally know what she was doing,” Dana said. The case was settled by October 2010 and Burgman ended up in control of the club’s logo and its memorabilia. Burgman sold those rights in 2012 to Tim Hayes, who is the founder and executive director of the CBGB Festival. Karen’s health problems became acute at the end of last month when she was hospitalized for back ulcers, Dana said. “She developed pneumonia in the hospital and they tried to hide it from me,” said her son, who blamed the hospital for failing to treat his mother properly. LindaAnn Loschiavo, a neighbor of Karen Kristal’s at 24 Fifth Ave., remembers her fondly. “Her stern manner put a lot of people off, but not me,” she told The Villager last week. “I learned a lot about city government and tenant-landlord relations from her.”

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It was the brainchild of er take an indirect route, adding then Staten Island Congressman miles to a trip, he or she also typITALIAN FOOD FESTIVAL Guy Molinari. The theory was to ically leaves a highway to use city Friday, June 13 back traffic up on the bridge, but streets to get to the bridge. (All ALL DAY not within Staten Island. In actu- the toll facilities have long high   ality, the Staten Island backup on ways leading to them. The “free”   a highway away from homes and bridges are mostly accessed by   pedestrians was transferred to the city streets). 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.     streets of Downtown Brooklyn More miles, plus switching from and Lower Manhattan. 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Here’s why: figure out how to be fair, how to A car driver in Brooklyn head- reduce vehicle miles traveled, and   ing to, say, Newark Airport, can how to save lives. take I-278 to the Verrazano Bridge With a team of transportation Franciscan Friars to the Staten Island Expressway and policy experts, we have come Annual Feast Day and Street Procession to the Goethals Bridge. He or she up with the MOVE NY plan. pay $10.66 with E-ZPass Bridge shopping comes to an end; FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2014 St.  Anthony’s  Bread,  Water,  and  Oil  will  be  awould vailable   iinn  tolls the  atvestibule   of  the  church  each  day  of   or $15 cash the Verraza- we return tolls to the four East Shrine Church of St. Anthony of Padua no. 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Percussionists tapped into the beat of Tompkins Square Park on Sunday afternoon.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Tower was the issue

Landlords and legislators

To The Editor: Re “Holy tweet!” (Scoopy’s Notebook, May 29): Pastor Winnie Varghese’s tweet would give the misimpression that the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation was advocating for the preservation of the parking lot on the St. Luke’s campus. In reality, G.V.S.H.P. made it quite clear that we felt that the parking lot was, in fact, an appropriate place for new construction. What we objected to was the scale and design of the proposed tower to replace it, which was completely inappropriate for the neighborhood and especially for the historic and special St. Luke’s block. We were joined by scores of neighbors, community leaders and elected officials in expressing that belief.

To The Editor: Re “Aren’t the millionaire landlords more the problem?” (talking point, by Brandon Kielbasa, May 29): Yes, Brandon, millionaire landlords are more the problem. As The Villager detailed in its March 27, 2014, article “Nolita apartments illegally deregulated, building tenants say,” the landlord of my building has managed over the past 14 years to deregulate three-quarters of our rent-stabilized units, not clearly legally, and there are indications that our building is only the tip of the iceberg. Meanwhile, deregulated units have been taken over for pricey illegal hotel rentals, which leads to conditions that jeopardize the health, safety and peaceful enjoyment of regular tenants. As you know, I went up to Albany on May 6 to join leaders of the Real Rent Reform Campaign in opposing two bills that would pave over portions of the Multiple Dwelling Law of 2010 that protect our stretched stock

Andrew Berman Berman is executive director, Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation

of regulated affordable housing. So, legislators like Republican state Senator Martin Golden, Democratic Assemblymembers Keith Wright and Karim Camara and state Senator Diane Savino, who sponsor such legislation that would dismantle the 2010 illegal hotel law, are also more the problem. My question is: Will Mayor de Blasio restore to rent-regulated status the hundreds of units that have been illegally deregulated? That’s an affordable housing plan my neighbors and I could get behind. Georgette Fleischer Fleischer is founder, Friends of Petrosino Square

A textbook campaign To The Editor: Re “Marlow is running against Li in C.B. 3 chairperson race” (news article, LETTERS, continued on p. 12 TheVillager.com


June 6, 1968: Deadlines and (another) dead Kennedy NOTEBOOK BY JERRY TALLMER

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t 3 a.m. on the 6th of June, 1968, then and now the anniversary of D-Day 1944, as I was collapsing atop our bed after nearly 24 hours of research into and then writing for the next day’s paper the life and times of Valerie Solanas, the Andy Warhol disciple who had a day earlier shot at and hit but did not manage to kill her idol, the telephone rang. It was Sidney Zion, at that moment an unemployed newspaperman but busy journalist, my oldest friend in or out of those professions. “Bobby Kennedy’s just been shot by some nut out in Los Angeles,” Sidney said. “Better get your ass out of bed and down to the paper.” That is also more or less how I’d begun two pieces in the past about Robert F. Kennedy, not counting a very brief unsatisfying election-year ’68 interview in his Attorney General’s Office. Now, this moment in that same 1968 — the anniversary then and now of D-Day 1944 — the night editor in charge of the whole shebang at the New York Post was an embittered, gray-haired, sarcastic onetime Stalinist whose name need not appear here, if indeed he is still alive. He gave me a terse nod of the head as I entered the huge cruddy old City Room, then nodded me toward chair and (yes!) typewriter, and said nothing. No, said one word: “Obit.”

glanced over it, turned the stuff face down, and said: “Stop writing.” Paul Sann put his own hand atop the pile of carbons. “No,” he said. “Keep writing — we’ll print.” It was the only time in 30-something years I felt like hugging Paul Sann. Extended flashback to 1963: Al Davis, No. 2 man to Sann, has arrived on the scene with a radio of his own. A little knot of Post people has clustered around him and his radio. City Editor John Bott tells me to go out on the street and talk to somebody, anybody, then come back and write it. As I head off to do this, I hear madman Al Davis — he who’d brought me to The Post the year before — bellow from across the room one large, loud, disoriented shout of “D-e-ad!” — like a man

having a nervous breakdown. Lo and behold, Mrs. Schiff has come down from her “Tower” to the City Room, where, having nothing more helpful to do, she starts “making books” — alternate sheets of copy paper and carbon paper, a task usually assigned to copy boys of either gender. On the ground floor of 75 West Street, the aged building that houses the New York Post in those years, there is a tiny coffee and candy counter run by an elderly Jewish couple. Her name is Ada Greenfield. His I do not know. “Ada,” I say on my way out, “have you heard? The president’s been shot.” “Yes,” she says. “It’s like a great young tree that’s been cut down. Isn’t it terrible.” Ada Greenfield has done my job for me. The piece on Valerie Solanas never did run.

The sleep-heavy rewrite men and women were now trickling in, one by one. Soft-spoken Ralph B. got on the phone to hospitals in Los Angeles and power centers in Washington, D.C. So did I, some. One suddenly became aware of the presence of Paul Sann, cowboy-booted, hardboiled Post executive editor, somewhere in that City Room. At 4 a.m., a copy person came on the run from Composing Room to City Room carrying, not what my grandmother would have called “a Message From Garcia,” but a note that we must lock up and start rolling in five minutes. It was a pure or most impure flashback to the terrible moment five years earlier — November 22, 1963 — in Dallas, Texas. Now I could hear Ralph B. murmuring something that sounded like a low, sad “He’s gone,” and then, out in Los Angeles, Robert F. Kennedy, younger brother of John F. Kennedy, really was gone. The embittered night city editor shrugged, reached for the carbons of what I’d been writing, TheVillager.com

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I could hear Ralph B. murmuring something that sounded like a low, sad ‘He’s gone.’

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An ornamental window grille in Soho amid afternoon sunlight made for some found geometry.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Continued from p. 10

May 29): “I like [her]…she’s a very nice person...very intelligent…[has] great things ahead of her…[but]...she needs to step away for a while… . She didn’t have a lot of experience…she’s struggling… .” These statements by Chad Marlow are the kind of textbook, condescending wording often used to discredit a woman’s intellect and stature. This has been a very tactical, persistent and systematic attempt to paint this board chairperson as incompetent and inexperienced by a few vocal people with clear political self-interest. But, in truth, this young woman is one of the most thoughtful, dynamic and gutsy leaders we’ve ever had. She has a community organizer’s background, not a lawyer or lobbyist’s background. They are different skill sets. Also, how is a functionary who was formerly president of an established political club and a campaign consultant for Adolfo Carrion a “fresh start”? The main reason almost anyone, in truth, runs for community board chairperson is as a stepping-stone to run for political office, such as city councilmember, for example. It’s really O.K. just to say that — not pretend to be “saving” the community from the alleged ravages of the current board chairperson. Even if you’re not a fan, Gigi Li is not Dick Cheney — really. Thanks for the offer to “restore” our community board’s reputation. But I think Community Board 3, with its wild, independent, scrappy, but ultimately collegial and thoughtful ways is one of the finest and most diverse community boards in this city. K Webster Webster is a member, Community Board 3

Air-rights plan O.K. To The Editor: Re “Cuomo pushes deal for Pier 40 air rights sale without ULURP” (news article, May 22): I’m no expert, but Pier 40 has needed funding for a long time. This sounds like a good plan to me — it preserves the park, and transferring air rights across the street is not inconsistent with the neighborhood or lack thereof. Also, there is no plan that locals will be happy with — too many cooks in the kitchen. That’s why we elect

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leaders — to make these types of decisions. Brian McQuillen

Scoopy notes To The Editor: Re “Jeremiah Joint-son” and “D.A. on McMillan” (Scoopy’s Notebook, May 29): Just to clarify, I am happy that Clayton and Elsa have the property and are able to have a nest egg for their retirement, and I in no way care what they do with their money if they sell the building. This is probably about the only time I will be happy about gentrification raising property values on the L.E.S. My main point was that Clayton’s vast photo archive should be saved. No one has collected such a large and amazing history of the L.E.S. and East Village, and I hope it will be kept together for future use and reference about an amazing time that is gone and will never be anywhere near as radical and artistic again. As to Erin Duggan Kramer’s comments, the Manhattan district attorney got a conviction of Cecily McMillan based on a biased judge who sided with the prosecution about 99 percent of the time, blocked much of the video evidence, and also refused to let the jury hear evidence about the arresting officer’s past history. Also, New York City has already paid out a huge amount of money for civil lawsuits based on police brutality and unconstitutional arrests at Zuccotti Park and elsewhere, and many more cases are pending. So Kramer’s comments about respect for the First Amendment by the D.A.’s Office, the N.Y.P.D. and the city administration are not based in reality — very much like her comments on the conviction they obtained in Cecily’s case, which I have no doubt will be overturned on appeal. John Penley 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. TheVillager.com


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Rolling on the river: Focus on speeders and joggers BY LINCOLN ANDERSON

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two-man Park Enforcement Patrol bike safety unit was out at Christopher St. in Hudson River Park last Friday, making sure cyclists rode safely. The PEP’s held “SLOW” signs when cyclists had the green light. Then, when the traffic on bordering West St. came to a stop at a red light and fell quiet, they flipped their signs around to tell approaching riders to

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“STOP.” “Thank goodness,” one female pedestrian commented of the PEP presence as she safely crossed the bikeway into the park. A female jogger came huffing up the path. One of the PEP’s pointed for her to take it over to the esplanade. “Senora!” “Senora!” he called out to her back, but she kept motoring up the bikeway. A Hudson River Park Trust spokesperson said, “The detail is a program

that we started last year to educate people on bikes to obey the lights. PEP moves around the park to critical access points that tend to have more traffic.” In addition, Delores Rubin, chairperson of the Hudson River Park Advisory Council, said her group is taking a hard look at the bike path, which has some serious issues — from joggers who should be using the esplanade, to speeding pedalers who fantasize they’re in the Tour de France.

“It’s sort of a no-man’s land — who can go where, who has ownership,” Rubin said. As for the Lycra-clad speed demons on their pricey bikes who careen dangerously along the crowded, narrow asphalt ribbon, she said, “I’m sorry, do your workout at 5 a.m. — not when the ‘tourons’ are walking around. That’s my name for the tourists and morons,” quipped Rubin. “I’m a born-and-bred New Yorker.”

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POLICE BLOTTER Senior mugger slammed

The prosecution requested the maximum sentence — 50 years to life — for a defendant convicted of violently mugging two elderly men in Stuyvesant Town / Peter Cooper Village. Judge Marcy Kahn felt that was a bit too steep, yet still meted out a seriously tough term — 38 years to life — on Fri., May 30. In November 2013, Henry Huggins, 53, was convicted of burglary in the first degree, robbery in the first and second degrees, and assault in the second degree in connection with the two muggings. On Nov. 3, 2011, he followed a 77-year-old man to his home at E. 16th St. and First Ave. from a bank where the victim had withdrawn $450. As the victim entered his building’s lobby, Huggins shoved him from behind, ripped the cash from his pocket and fled. The senior suffered shoulder, arm and chest injuries. On Nov. 23, 2011, Huggins tailed a 71-year-old to the senior’s home on E. 20th St. from a different bank where the man had just withdrawn $400. Huggins slipped into the victim’s building behind him and threw him to the ground, breaking his arm. He then removed the victim’s wallet from his pocket and stole the recently withdrawn cash before fleeing. A few days later, a Department of Homeless Services officer at Bellevue Men’s Shelter recognized the defendant from surveillance photos, leading to Huggins’s arrest. The minimum sentence Huggins faced was 20 years to life. Some of his sentences run consecutively and some concurrently. “Like many violent criminals, Henry Huggins targeted some of the most vulnerable among us — the elderly — as they were returning home from banks,” said Cy Vance, the Manhattan district attorney. “Now, this career criminal will spend decades in prison.” Vance urged senior victims of abuse, assault or financial fraud to call the D.A.’s Elder Abuse Hotline, at 212335-9007.

Hot words, hot shot

A West Village resident got so heated during an argument that he fired a gunshot into the air — thankfully, though, it was just a blank. TheVillager.com

Police said that on Sun., June 1, at 11:30 p.m., Nicholas Decourcelles, 46, was involved in a verbal dispute in front of his building, at 126 W. 11th St. According to a man, 35, that he was arguing with and a female witness, 33, the defendant brandished a handgun and discharged a blank round into the air. The shot had the effect of “causing panic, fear and public alarm to multiple persons,” according to the arresting officer’s report. Responding officers arrested Decourcelles for third-degree criminal possession of a weapon — a Zoraki Model 914 9-millimeter pistol.

hands. Police say she resisted officers’ attempts to handcuff her, by pulling her arm away and twisting her body away and refusing to let go of her shoes. One of her friends, Shanaira Styles, 22, tried to pull Ward away from the police as they were trying to cuff her, while another buddy, Kaitlyn Rose, 22, also tried to help her break free. Ward was charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. Styles and Rose were charged with obstruction of governmental administration and disorderly conduct. If Ward had shown ID, she would only have received a summons for a violation.

He cops to being bogus

Jane St. intruder

On Sat., May 31, at 10:44 p.m., a police officer observed a man with an apparent police badge — a detective shield — and a handcuff case on his waistband, standing on the sidewalk outside Our Lady of Pompeii Church on Bleecker St. between Leroy and Carmine Sts. The man presented himself as a police officer to the patrol officer. However, when asked for ID, he could not present New York Police Department identification, and then admitted that he wasn’t a cop. He was also found to be in possession of handcuffs. Leonaldo Garcia, 40, of Teaneck, N.J., was charged with felony impersonation of an officer.

Police received a complaint from 100 Jane St. that a man who had followed an elderly woman into the building on Thurs., May 29, around 5 p.m., was going from floor to floor knocking on apartment doors and offering alleged utilities savings. Rafael Beltre, 27, was arrested for criminal trespassing. Since he flailed his arms while being handcuffed, he was also charged with resisting arrest.

Pissed-off trio

According to the arresting officer’s report, a woman observed urinating in an exterior stairwell on W. Fourth St. early on Sat., May 31, refused to show her ID, then resisted arrest, as two sidekicks tried to help her avoid being cuffed. Police said a lieutenant spotted Celyse Ward, 24, peeing in a stairwell at the southeast corner of W. Fourth and Cornelia Sts. around 4:30 a.m., and then walking away with her pants pulled down. The officer requested her ID but she attempted to leave. The defendant was reportedly “visibly intoxicated and verbally combative and refused to comply with the officer’s directive for safety.” Ward then removed her highheeled shoes and held them in her

Immaculate heist

Police are asking for assistance in identifying a suspect wanted for robbing an East Village church. On Sun., May 25, at 1:15 p.m., the suspect reportedly entered Immaculate Conception Church, at 414 E. 14th St., then went into a bedroom in the third-floor rectory, where he removed $11,000 in cash from a nightstand. The suspect is described as a lightskinned male, wearing a black baseball hat, brown shorts, white sneakers and a red T-shirt. Anyone with information is asked to call the Police Department’s Crime Stoppers Hotline, at 800-577-TIPS. Tips can also be submitted at www. nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting to 274637(CRIMES) and entering TIP577.

Punched and slashed

A man, 52, was walking along W. 14th St. between Fifth and Sixth Aves., by a Foot Locker store, on Fri., May 30, at 2:45 p.m., when another man

punched him on the back of his head, police said. When the victim tried to defend himself, the assailant whipped out a knife and slashed him on the right hand, “causing substantial pain and a laceration,” according to the arresting officer’s report. John Whittaker, 41, was arrested and charged him with second-degree assault, a felony. The attack’s motive was not immediately clear.

Too handy at Hangar

A Christopher St. handbag thief was arrested when he returned to the scene of the crime. Police said a man, 39, and a female witness, 49, reported that, on Thurs., May 29, at 10 p.m., they noticed another man had reached into the first man’s bag, which was on a chair next to him at the Hangar, a gay bar at 115 Christopher St. They told the individual to remove his hand from the bag, but he then picked the bag up and told its owner to walk outside with him. When the patron refused, the thief ran out of the bar. The bag’s owner found that his Prada wallet, with two credit cards and $45 in cash, was gone. They told the bouncer about the theft. At 12:35 a.m., the suspect returned to the bar and the man and woman alerted the bouncer. The thief removed the wallet and one of the credit cards from his jacket pocket to return to the victim. The victim canceled both credit cards, but found two unauthorized purchases had been made, for $27 and $10. Francisco Martinez, 48, was arrested for grand larceny.

Hit HSBC for $1,200

Police are searching for a bank robber who, they say, struck the HSBC bank at 101 W. 14th St. on Tues., May 27, around 3:35 p.m. The suspect is said to have approached a teller, passed a demand note and fled with $1,267 inside of a manila envelope. The robber is described as a white male, about age 50 to 60, 5 feet 8 inches tall, and weighing 160 pounds, last seen wearing a burgundy button-down shirt, a gray T-shirt, jeans and black-and-gray sneakers, and carrying a manila envelope.

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Resurrected in Tribeca

Showing that nightmare, dilapidated buildings can indeed be reborn, a Pontesowned property at the corner of Canal and Greenwich Sts., which always looked about ready to collapse, is now, after a year and a half of renovation work, getting a paint job on its cornice and other finishing touches. In January 2013, the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission had ordered that the vacant and dangerous Tribeca building be fixed up after it teetered increasingly toward collapse. The dramatic turnaround gives hope that the new owners of 43 MacDougal St., at King St., can do the same with their property, which has been an eyesore for many years, right in the heart of the small Charlton-King-Vandam Historic District.

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Buhmann on Art BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN (stephaniebuhmann.com)

LIU CHANG: “LOVE STORY”

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Known primarily for his significant photographic and filmic works, Clark has recently expanded his creative production to the mediums of sculpture and painting. This exhibition serves as a significant survey of his oeuvre, featuring works from 1961 to the present. His earliest por-

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LARRY CLARK: “they thought i were but i aren’t anymore…”

An installation view of Liu Chang’s “Love Story.” At Salon 94 Freemans, through June 21.

© LARRY CLARK; COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND LUHRING AUGUSTINE, NEW YORK.

The first U.S. solo exhibition of the conceptual Chinese artist reflects on the social, economic, and political realities of contemporary China. Chang’s practice is rooted in quiet interventions and he often gathers personal details of others. This installation presents 500 used pulp fiction novels that were rented or borrowed by migrant workers in boomtown Shenzen. These “Love Stories,” which now mark some of the most popular romantic fiction of proletariat China, were illegal during the Cultural Revolution. Rarely translated into other languages, they are primarily consumed by female teenagers, students, and young workers. What makes this project noteworthy is the large selection of anonymous notes that Chang found between the books’ pages. Culled, translated and painted onto the gallery walls, the notes of the readers tensely shift from the very personal to the public context. Through June 21, at Salon 94 Freemans (1 Freeman Alley, btw. Bowery & Chrystie Sts.). Hours: Wed. - Sat., 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Call 212-529-7400 or visit salon94. com.

Larry Clark’s “Johnny Bridges, 1961.” (Print: 2014 | Black and white photograph, from an edition of 3 and 1 artist’s proof | 20 X 16 inches; 50.8 X 40.64 cm).

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Anonymous notes found among pulp fiction novels give voice to the migrant workers of Shenzen, in Liu Chang’s “Love Story.” At Salon 94 Freemans, through June 21. June 5, 2014

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Larry Clark’s “Knoxville (homage to Brad Renfro).” (2011 | Color photographs on board | 42 X 86 inches; 106.68 X 218.44 cm).

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trait of his friend Johnny Bridges, made with a Rolleiflex camera borrowed from his mother, is as much part of this tour de force as later paintings. As a fervent collector, Clark sources inspiration from a large collection of snapshots and printed material. His main interest has been, and remains, kids on the brink of becoming men and women, capturing some of the beautiful, painful, productive and destructive aspects involved in this transition.

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SYBIL GIBSON: “ART FROM WITHIN”

Considered one of the leading female folk artists from Alabama, the late Sybil Gibson (1908-1995) is best BUHMANN, continued on p. 19

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An installation view of Sybil Gibson’s “Art From Within.” At Woodward Gallery, through June 21.

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Sybil Gibson: “Portrait Blue Dress” (1993 | Acrylic on banner paper | Paper size: 20 x 18 inches; 50.8 x 45.7 cm | Frame size: 23.25 x 19.5 inches; 58.4 x 49.5 cm). BUHMANN, continued from p. 18

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JOE FLEMING: “SUCKERPUNCH”

Fleming’s first New York solo show features a selection of paintings that employ an array of recycled materials. Enamel and spray foam are among the favored ingredients here and aid in generating an overall raw energy. The better-known Anselm Reyle comes to mind, but Fleming keeps his shapes more distinctly graphic. He embraces geometry in his forms, which are contrasted with brushy gestural backgrounds. Many of Fleming’s paintings are built up and heavily textured, suggesting that Fleming has a keen interest in sculptural qualities. By focusing on vivid variety, “Suckerpunch” translates as a dynamic and enthusiastic indulgence of color, form, and gesture. Through June 14, at Mike Weiss Gallery (520 W. 24th St., btw. 10th & 11th Aves.). Hours: Tues. - Sat., 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Call 212-691-6899 or visit mikeweissgallery.com.

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known for her naive portraits, gentle landscapes, and colorful floral arrangements. Though having enjoyed a prosperous upbringing as the daughter of a wealthy coal mine operator and farm owner, Gibson spent most of her adult life in poverty. Employing watercolor, gouache and tempera on brown bags, scraps of paper, newsprint, and cardboard, Gibson found most of her subjects in childhood memories. What seems idyllic in paint marked a harsh reality for the artist. Over time, she grew out of touch from family and friends, finding art to be her sole escape from everyday hardships. Through June 21, at Woodward Gallery (133 Eldridge St., btw. Broome & Delancey Sts.). Hours: Tues. - Sat., 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. & Sun., 12 - 5 p.m. (also by appointment). Call 212-966-3411 or visit woodwardgallerynet.

An installation view of Joe Fleming’s “Suckerpunch.” At Mike Weiss Gallery, through June 14.

Joe Fleming’s “The Flood #2” (2014 | Enamel, spray-foam, streetsign, metal, wood | 45x42x10in). On view at Mike Weiss Gallery, through June 14.

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The West Village Chorale dedicates their spring concert to pianist and assistant conductor Elena Belli’s distinguished 25-year run.

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time concerts, free outdoor performances, family events, talks and panels, tastings and gallery viewings. Among the over 100 artists gathering from around the corner and throughout the globe: The Amaryllis Quartett (Germany), Rogerio Boccato (Brazil), chefs Lance Nitahara and Sonar Saikia, jazz pianists Adam Birnbaum and Helen Sung, scent sculpturist Christophe Laudamiel, experimental Brazilian band Choro Dragão, and WQXR Q2 Music’s Conor Hanick. The June 6 Opening Night Gala (“Air on a New York Skyline”) happens at W. 26th St.’s Canoe Studios. The festival wraps up on June 14, with a jazz program: “Alma Brasileira: Beyond the Clouds of Corcovado” (at St. Paul’s German Lutheran Church, on W. 22nd St.). June 6–14, at venues including Dillon Gallery, the General Theological Seminary Chapel, Herald Square Park, Manhattan School of Music, The New School Auditorium and Clement Clarke Moore Park. Tickets range from $8-$68. At the door, with ID: $10 per ticket discount for students and seniors. For reservations and a full schedule, including info on free “CMF@Noon” outdoor concerts, visit chelseamusicfestival.org. Twitter: @ cmf_nyc. Also see facebook.com/chelseamusicfestival.

Wherefore art thou? Gierre Godley as Romeo, and June Lee as Juliet, are at the Hudson Guild Theatre.

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RED GARNET THEATER COMPANY PRESENTS “BROKEN HOMES”

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Hudson Guild Theatre Company adds to its recent string of imaginatively staged adaptations (including a hip hop version of “The Misanthrope”), with this contemporary dance version of “Romeo and Juliet.” Set to excerpts from Sergei Prokofiev’s score for the ballet, the 30-member cast features children and seniors from Guild programs performing alongside young professional dancers from the Matthew Westerby Company. This is the latest collaboration between UK-born choreographer Westerby and Hudson Guild’s Director of Arts, Jim Furlong — the team responsible for HGTC’s acclaimed 2012 production of “The Sleeping Beauty.” Rounding out the reunion: “Beauty” alum Megan Peti serves as lighting designer, while Amy Pedigo-Otto takes her sixth turn as the theatre company’s costume designer. The title roles are danced by Westerby Company members Gierre Godley and Jun Lee. Fri., June 6 & 13 at 8 p.m. Sat., June 7 & 14 at 2 p.m. Sun., June 8 & 15 at 3 p.m. At Hudson Guild Theatre (441 W. 26th St., btw. 9th & 10th Aves.). Admission is “Pay What You Wish.” For reservations & info, call 212-760-9817. Visit hudsonguild.org and matthewwesterbycompany.org.

Lauren Lubow, in “Welcome to America” — part of Red Garnet Theater Company’s “Broken Homes.” At UNDER St. Marks, through June 23.

current production features two solo works created to raise awareness and generate discussion about the impact that abuse and neglect have on today’s youth. “Broken Homes” finds two women reliving the memories of lives spent in isolation. Writer and performer Lauren Lubow sets “Welcome to America” in a confinement unit, the night before the execution of Christina Riggs — the first woman to ask for the death penalty. In “Two Grey Hairs,” writer and performer Mia Ellis portrays Emmy, a young woman whose history of hurt and rejection causes her to reflect on her present

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NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF ALVAREZ & MARSAL ASSET MANAGEMENT SERVICES, LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/15/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 05/12/14. Princ. office of LLC: 600 Madison Ave., 8th Fl., NY, NY 10022. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. DE addr. of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of State of DE, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 05/29 - 07/03/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF BRONX FOOD PROCESSING AND DISTRIBUTION CENTER FUND, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/15/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: c/o NY City Regional Center, LLC, 99 Hudson St., 15th Fl., NY, NY 10013. 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: 05/29 - 07/03/2014 NOTICE OF QUAL. OF COBBLE HILL HEALTH AND WELLNESS PARTNERS LLC Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 3/19/14. Office loc.: NY County. LLC org. in DE 3/19/14. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to NRAI, 111 Eighth Ave., NY, NY 10011, the Reg. Agt. upon whom proc. may be served. DE off. addr.: 160 Greentree Dr., Ste. 101, Dover, DE 19904. Cert. of Form. on file: SSDE, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purp.: any lawful activities. Vil: 05/29 - 07/03/2014 NOTICE OF QUAL. OF COB 3420 BROADWAY LLC Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 2/19/14. Office loc.: NY County. LLC org. in DE 2/12/14. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to NRAI, 111 Eighth Ave., NY, NY 10011, the Reg. Agt. upon whom proc. may be served. DE off. addr.: 160 Greentree Dr., Ste. 101, Dover, DE 19904. Cert. of Form. on file: SSDE, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purp.: any lawful activities. Vil: 05/29 - 07/03/2014

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF MAJESTIC ACQUISITIONS LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/8/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 721 Fifth Avenue, Ste. 45C, NY, NY 10022. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 05/29 - 07/03/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF 15BUNP LLC Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 5/14/14. Office location: NY County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: Solomon Blum Heymann LLP, 40 Wall St., 35th Fl., NY, NY 10005, principal business address. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Vil: 05/29 - 07/03/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF THE RICHMAN GROUP OF CONNECTICUT, LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 5/14/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in CT on 10/24/94. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC 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, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. CT and principal business address: 340 Pemberwick Rd., Greenwich, CT 06831. Cert. of Org. filed with CT Sec. of State, 30 Trinity St., Hartford, CT 06106. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 05/29 - 07/03/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF SOHO-LUDLOW TENANT, LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 5/12/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in DE on 12/26/12. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o Andy Childs, 515 W. 20th St., NY, NY 10011, principal business address. DE address of LLC: c/o The Corporation Trust Co., 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Vil: 05/29 - 07/03/2014

NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF SPG MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES III, LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 5/13/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in IN on 1/29/14. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. IN and principal business addr.: c/o Corporate Paralegal, 225 W. Washington St., PO Box 7033, Indianapolis, IN 46207-7033. Cert. of Org. filed with IN Sec. of State, 302 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Vil: 05/29 - 07/03/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF LINDSAY GOLDBERG IV L.P. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 5/6/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 630 5th Ave., 30th Fl., NY, NY 10111. LP formed in DE on 4/2/14. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: National Corporate Research, Ltd. (NCR), 194 Washington Ave., Ste. 310, Albany, NY 12210. DE addr. of LP: NCR, 615 S. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901. Name/addr. of genl. ptr. available from NY Sec. of State. Cert. of LP filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. #3, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 05/29 - 07/03/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF LINDSAY GOLDBERG IV - A L.P. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 5/6/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 630 5th Ave., 30th Fl., NY, NY 10111. LP formed in DE on 4/2/14. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: National Corporate Research, Ltd. (NCR), 194 Washington Ave., Ste. 310, Albany, NY 12210. DE addr. of LP: NCR, 615 S. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901. Name/addr. of genl. ptr. available from NY Sec. of State. Cert. of LP filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. #3, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 05/29 - 07/03/2014 TIME TUNNEL HERITAGE SERVICES LLC a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 5/2/14. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC, P.O. Box 1126, Gracie Square Station, NY, NY 10028. General Purpose. Vil: 05/22 - 06/26/2014

E&L EPICERIE LLC Art. Of Org. Filed Sec. of State of NY 02/05/2014. Off. Loc.:New York Co. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY to mail copy of process to The LLC, c/o Laurent Baud, 37 West 26th Street, Suite 302, New York, NY 10010. Purpose:Any lawful act or activity. Vil: 05/22 - 06/26/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF ERICA SILVERMAN INTERIORS LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/6/14. 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 Avenue, Ste. 100, Albany, NY 12205. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Vil: 05/22 - 06/26/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF BROADWAY BUILDERS LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/6/14. 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, 826 Broadway, 11th Fl., NY, NY 10003. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 05/22 - 06/26/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF NEST FILM PRODUCTIONS LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 5/7/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 100 Universal City Plz., Universal City, CA 91608. LLC formed in DE on 3/20/14. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE addr. of LLC: 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: 05/22 - 06/26/2014

PUBLIC NOTICE – 66TH AND PARK AVE Cellco Partnership and its controlled affiliates doing business as Verizon Wireless is proposing to collocate antennas on an existing building, with an overall height of 151 feet, located at 116 E. 66th Street, in NewYork, NewYork County, New York. Public comments regarding the potential effects from this site on historic properties may be submitted within 30-days from the date of this publication to: Andrew Maziarski - IVI Telecom Services, Inc., 55 West Red Oak Lane, White Plains, New York 10604, CulturalResources@ivi-intl.com, or (914) 740-1930. Vil: 06/05/2014

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NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF ONVOY, LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 4/21/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in MN on 3/10/14. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. MN and principal business address: 10300 6th Ave. N., Plymouth, MN 55441. Cert. of Org. filed with MN Sec. of State, 60 Empire Dr., Ste. 100, St. Paul, MN 55103. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Vil: 05/22 - 06/26/2014

NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF RUBY FRESH LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/30/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 03/10/14. Princ. office of LLC: 333 7th Ave., 18th Fl., Ste. 2, NY, NY 10001. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the princ. office of the LLC. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, Corp. Div., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 05/15 - 06/19/2014

SW10 PICTURES LLC Art. Of Org. Filed Sec. of State of NY 10/04/2013. Off. Loc.: New York Co. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY to mail copy of process to The LLC, c/o Guy Godfree, 67 E 2nd St, Unit 43, New York, NY 10003. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity. Vil: 05/15 - 06/19/2014

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF BRO PLUS LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/05/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: 158 W. 29th St., 3rd Fl., NY, NY 10001. 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: 05/15 - 06/19/2014

AVERAGE HUSTLE PUBLICATIONS, LLC a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 1/22/14. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave., Ste. 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. General Purpose. Vil: 05/15 - 06/19/2014

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF BIG TIME LEARNING LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/22/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: Jeffrey de Vito, 59 W. 12th St., 16th Fl., Ste. A, NY, NY 10011. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 05/15 - 06/19/2014

HANCHUK KHEIT LLP a domestic LLP, filed with the SSNY on 3/13/14. Office Location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLP may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLP, 258 St. Nicholas Ave., No. 8A, NY, NY 100275353. Purpose: Law. Vil: 05/15 - 06/19/2014

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF MUSICAL THEATER CHINA, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 4/25/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: Rm 2005, Block 17, Hopson Intl Garden, Beijing 100022, China. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Vil: 05/15 - 06/19/2014

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF 92 HENRY FULTON LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/01/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: 299 Park Ave., NY, NY 10171. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Fisher Brothers, Attn: General Counsel at the princ. office of the LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 05/15 - 06/19/2014

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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF PALLI CAFARELLI, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 4/30/14. Office location: NY County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: Marco Antonio Palli Cafarelli, 200 Mercer St., Apt. 4D, NY, NY 10012, principal business address. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Vil: 05/15 - 06/19/2014

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: New York 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 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 - 06/12/201 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: CorporationTrust 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 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 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, Mallet-Prevost, 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 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

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ould our obsession with mobile devices be detrimental to our youngsters? Teresa Collins, an eighth grader at Chinatown’s Transfiguration School, is convinced that it is — and she’s making a persuasive argument. Collins is the winner of the Regional Speech Bee, which included more than 2,500 students from 25 Catholic schools, which qualifies her for the National Speech Bee. In her competition speech, she makes a strong case for changing our views of mobile devices and our attachment to them. She does not own any mobile phones, has a computer at home for educational purposes and spends less than two hours online every day. Collins contrasts her own habits with those of her texting- and Instagram-addicted peers. “We are in a time when people are too attached to their devices,” Collins said. “Many studies have shown that

kids ages eight through 18 are using electronics for an average of seven and a half hours a day. This clearly affects our physical health — because we aren’t going outside enough — but it also damages our mental well-being.” Collins has seen firsthand the effects of these “annoying” mobile devices through conversations with friends who were “not there.” The National Speech Bee requires a submitted video recording and will have 26 students competing. When asked what she would do with the $2,000 grand prize, she stated, “I’d be happy to get that far.” More important, she said, is being able to influence others about young people’s health development. Collins lives in Brooklyn, and has a 25-minute commute to the Transfiguration School, at 29 Mott St. The second-place winner of the Regional Speech Bee was seventh grader George Cooke, of Saint Joseph, Yorkville School, and the third-place winner was sixth grader Karlene Garcia, from Our Lady of Lourdes School. TheVillager.com


Gliding from the icy tundra to the city’s concrete jungle PET SET BY HEATHER DUBIN

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prawled on a bench in the Tompkins Square Park dog run, Bailey, a 6-year-old Siberian and Alaskan Husky/Greyhound mutt, was taking a brief rest. Her owner, Cassie Heck, a dog walker, was between clients in the East Village, and the two of them hit the park for a break. Heck, who lives on the Upper East Side, is originally from Anchorage, Alaska, and so is Bailey. “I was the first person to ever see her alive,” Heck said. Formerly a massage therapist, Heck was also helping a family friend breed sled dogs, and decided to keep Bailey at six weeks. At that time, she had wanted a client’s German Shepherd/ Rottweiler puppy. “My mom freaked out just a bit, and said the dog would be too big for where I was living,” Heck said. She heeded mom’s advice, and ended up with Bailey instead. Both of Bailey’s parents are mutts, and raced in The Iditarod, a 1,000-mile dog sled across Alaska. Bailey is also a former sled dog, and accustomed to trudging 20 to 50 miles daily. In Anchorage, Heck used to be a musher, the person who drives the dogs through the snow, and has worked on a team with eight to 10 dogs. She moved to Manhattan two years ago with Bailey, and has stayed in the canine field. She walks roughly nine dogs a day, covering 34 miles. In addition, she’ll graduate from dog-trainer school this month. Bailey’s adjustment to New York has been pretty seamless, with the exception of the summer heat. “I don’t feel bad having her in the city,” Heck said. Also, her roommate’s dog is Bailey’s best friend.

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Bailey has joined Heck at work since January, which provides the pooch with plenty of exercise and socialization. “I have one rescue dog — she’s aggressive. We introduced them in the house, and Bailey always plays with Lucy, my one little crazy,” Heck said, with a laugh. “It makes me so happy to bring Bailey to work,” she added. Besides joining in dog-walking duties, Bailey likes to run alongside Heck when she rollerblades. Bailey can also do a high five, and will extend a paw to Heck’s palm on command. Bailey will eat anything. And when she determines it’s dinnertime, Heck will hear it. “She’ll yell at me with really loud barking,” she said. Bailey likes to share fruit, mainly blueberries and bananas, and loves cauliflower. “Back home, we feed them frozen fish called hooligan, but it’s kind of like herring,” Heck said of the sled dogs’ diet. The cost of fish prevents her from doing that here. Bailey also likes to sleep a lot, and excels at napping at the drop of a hat. “Now that she goes to work with me,” Heck said, “she’ll just stop and crash.”

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joggers, bikers and other parkgoers. (A bike path is included in the design.) “Both berms and bridges are wide and planted with a diverse selection of salt-tolerant trees, shrubs and perennials, providing a resilient urban habitat,” according to the “Big U” plan’s description. “The berm will offer accessible routes into the park, with many unprogrammed spots for resting, socializing and enjoying views of the park and river.” Wharfs and swimming pools will also be added on the waterfront at E. 10th St. as part of the plan. The berms, from 10- to 20-feet tall, reportedly could be completed in as soon as four years. Addressing the crowd, de Blasio said, “We’re here in a part of Manhattan that was hit very hard by Sandy. For people who experienced those days — those weeks, in many cases — it was a time of incredible uncertainty, a lot of suffering, and it was a reminder of how people felt left without the help they needed, and facing an uncertain future, and facing the possibility it could happen again. “Let’s put this in very human terms,” the mayor said, as he introduced Melba Torres, a resident of the nearby Wald Houses. A lifelong Lower East Sider, Torres has cerebral palsy and uses a heavy, motorized wheelchair. When Sandy hit and the power went down, knocking out the elevators, Torres was stranded in her eighth-floor apartment for six days. Luckily, residents, along with Torres’s health aides, came to her assistance, including one aide who walked across the Brooklyn Bridge to reach her. “That’s one story, one of thousands and thousands of stories, that it’s all of our job to make sure don’t happen again,” the mayor said. “The beauty of this project is, we are working to ensure that we fight against the floodwaters before they happen, with real protections for people on the East Side of Manhattan, tens of thousands of people, in public housing and private buildings alike.” Four hundred thousand New York City residents live in the floodplain, more than in any major city in America, the mayor pointed out. “We are who we are because we’re the ultimate coastal city,” the mayor

At Monday’s announcement of the breakwater project, from left, Mayor de Blasio; Zia Khan, of the Rockefeller Foundation; HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan; Senator Schumer; and Governor Cuomo.

A rendering of the “living breakwater” that would be created on the edge of East River Park.

said. “But it requires of us a new level of preparation.” In his remarks, Donovan noted, “We’re standing here, near the Con Ed substation, which flooded [during Sandy] and caused the whole area to lose power.” When he announced that the department of Housing and Urban Development will allocate the funding to allow the creation of the bridging berm, which will protect 150,000 res-

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idents, cheers rose from the crowd. The planted project will be “a living breakwater,” he said. The money will be well spent, Donovan assured, since every $1 put toward protection will save $4 in potential damages in future storms. In that vein, Schumer said, “We know there will be other storms like Sandy that hit New York. But the goal is to make sure, when a storm hits, that the damage will be greatly

reduced. … Sandy taught us that climate change is real and devastating.” Cuomo said the federal money was part of $60 billion for New York State and New Jersey, which he called “a tremendous supplemental from HUD.” He praised Schumer and Congressmembers Nydia Velazquez and Carolyn Maloney, noting, “They literally brought home the bacon.” “Nothing is the same after Hurricane Sandy,” Cuomo said, “and nothing should be the same after Hurricane Sandy.” Cuomo noted that in his three and a half years as governor, there have been nine major weather-related disasters, while there were just handful during his father’s 12 years as governor. “There is something that has changed with the weather pattern,” he said. Speaking afterward, Gale Brewer, the Manhattan borough president, noted she was an early “Big U” supporter. “I think it’s very exciting,” she said. “You’ll have an outside berm and an inside sponge — and then all the upland things that go with that.” The “sponge,” including planted areas, will help soak up the floodwaters, she noted. The overall “Big U” scheme, to be built in phases, would protect 10 miles of Manhattan shoreline, from W. 57th St., south to the Battery, and up to E. 42nd St. Between the Manhattan Bridge and Montgomery St., deployable walls would be attached under the F.D.R. Drive, ready to be flipped down if there are flood events. Councilmember Margaret Chin also gave a big thumbs to the “Big U.” “It’s heartening to know that this project is no longer just an idea,” Chin said. “I’m looking forward to working with the BIG team and our neighborhood partners to move it forward.” Elijah Parks, 19, a Riis Houses resident who was sitting on a bench afterward, said the berms are worth a shot. “It could be aa-ight,” he said. “It could work. It should work. Because the last time, the water was like 6 feet high. I had to go to my grandmother’s house in Brooklyn. … I just hope it’s ready for the next storm.”

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