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Johnson trounces Kurland in race to succeed Quinn By SaM SPOKOny In a Sept. 10 primary election landslide, Corey Johnson, chairperson of Community Board 4, won the Democratic nomination for the City Council’s District 3. Since he will face no Republican opponent in the November general election, his victory effectively gives him the Council seat. An openly gay man who has led C.B. 4 since

Christine Quinn about five minutes into her concession speech at the Dream Hotel in Chelsea on Tuesday night.

Quinn doesn’t win; Voters want a change of direction By lIncOln anderSOn Christine Quinn’s dream of becoming mayor ended at the Dream Hotel in Chelsea on Tuesday night. About an hour and a half after the polls closed — and after President Obama’s speech on Syria was shown live on the flatscreens arrayed around the room — early results of the Democratic primary election began to display on the TV’s. Within an hour, Quinn would take the stage to congratulate “Bill Thompson and Bill de Blasio on their victories,” in that order, though she remained upbeat in defeat. Once the prohibitive favorite, the local candidate, who has represented the Village and Chelsea in the City Council since 1999 — and been the Council’s speaker since 2006 — finished a disappointing third, taking 16

percent of the citywide vote. de Blasio romped with 40 percent and Thompson got 26 percent, and it could be a week before it’s known if there will be a runoff between the two in three weeks. Finally, around 11:15 p.m., Larry Quinn, her 87-year-old father, walking with a cane, led the way up onto the stage to chants of “Mr. Quinn! Mr. Quinn!” from the candidate’s supporters. Following him up were Christine Quinn’s wife, Kim Catullo, and Quinn’s sister, Ellen, and her husband and Catullo’s relatives. With her family and in-laws arrayed around her, Quinn took the podium. “In with Quinn!” “In with Quinn!” the crowd chanted for one last time. Quinn thanked her volunteers for their hard work and thanked all the elected officials and unions who supported her.

After congratulating de Blasio and Thompson, she said, “We all share the common goal — greater opportunities for New Yorkers in every neighborhood.” She started to say she was disappointed at the election results as a way to segue into positives to be taken away from the experience, but her supporters started shouting out encouragements. “You’re not done! You’re not done!” they chanted. “Governor!” someone yelled out. Quinn said her candidacy has inspired young girls to envision running for higher office and to say to themselves, “I can do this.” Similarly, she said, L.G.B.T. youth can take strength from her campaign effort and

2011, Johnson took 63 percent of the vote, defeating civil rights attorney Yetta Kurland, an openly gay woman, who took 37 percent. In a district that spans the West Village, Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen, and includes around 180,000 residents, slightly more than 18,000 people turned out to vote on Tuesday. The

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Three-peat! Mendez does it again; Beats East Village pastor By HeaTHer duBIn A jubilant crowd celebrated City Councilmember Rosie Mendez’s easy defeat of Pastor Richard Del Rio in the Council District 2 Democratic primary at Angelina’s Cafe, on Avenue A at E. Third St., on Tuesday evening. The two-term councilmember kept her seat from challenger Del Rio by gar-

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nering 81 percent of the vote to his 19 percent. About 100 people gathered at the East Village cafe to express their support for Mendez, enjoy dinner and toast their candidate, who noted this was a rough campaign. The official results have not been released by the Board of Elections, yet

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Squadron and James to face off in advocate runoff By Gerard Flynn As Public Advocate Bill de Blasio would agree, populist messages have been connecting during this election season. Media reports that almost half of the city’s residents live in poverty or close to it may have something to do with such hard-times talk, and New Yorkers have been hearing a lot about income inequality and the working poor. So it wasn’t surprising on primary night to hear similar memes bandied about among supporters of Letita James, a Brooklyn councilmember running for de Blasio’s job, as her supporters watched the race on TV screens at a union hall near Midtown. “She’s grassroots,” one supporter, Michael Pelias, said. An hour or so later, James was sounding a similar note, as news reports came in that she had nudged several percentage points ahead of state Senator Daniel Squadron in the race for advocate. A kind of city ombudsman, the public advocate seeks to ensure that all New Yorkers receive the city services they deserve and have a voice in shaping their government’s policies. By night’s end, James had garnered 36 percent of the vote to Squadron’s 33 percent. Both will now face off in three weeks in a runoff election, which is required when no candidate gets 40 percent of the vote. While there are no Republican candidates in the race, five Democrats filled the primary election ballot. The candidates in Tuesday's election also included Columbia University

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Daniel Squadron finished second in the public advocate primary and faces a runoff with Letitia James in three weeks on Tues., Oct. 1.

professor Catherine Guerriero, former Deputy Public Advocate Reshma Saujani and Sidique Wai, a civilian employee for the New York

Police Department. After the news came in, James chimed, “Money power versus people power.” She danced her way triumphantly through the crowd of well-wishers, as Whitney Houston’s “I’m Every Woman” blasted on the loudspeakers overhead. Down at a tavern on W 26th St., Squadron’s supporters heaped praise on their candidate, who got high marks for his role in helping out following Hurricane Sandy. Peter Hort, who held fundraisers in his home for Squadron, described him as “very responsive” to constituent needs and said Squadron “stepped up as a leader” during the superstorm. As TV news reports suggested a looming de Blasio victory, Hort said he had chosen Christine Quinn for mayor. de Blasio’s message of “class warfare” only caused division in the city, he said. He said that while de Blasio’s ideas about income inequality might be just rhetoric, he feared there is “a good chance that he will still follow through.” But even as James danced and mingled in Midtown, behind the jubilant scenes doubts lingered. Squadron had outpaced her in campaign contributions, TV spots and had more name recognition, Pelias said. A powerful endorsement for Squadron from Senator Chuck Schumer doesn’t help, he added, while also voicing his suspicions that the New York Democratic “political machine” may be grooming Squadron for higher calling — perhaps a congressional seat.

Including public matching funds, Campaign Finance Board records show that Squadron led the field and has raised slightly more than $3 million to James’s $1.6 million. The C.F.B. has reportedly ruled in favor of Squadron’s request to allow additional fundraising in the event of a two-person runoff — good news for him, since campaign finance records show he is down to $500,000. Campaign records show James with around $900,000. With such a small staff and a limited budget of $2.1 million, and despite calls from Mayor Bloomberg to abolish the office altogether, one may wonder why public advocate merits such intense interest from city politicians. The answer may have something to do with the career directions public advocates have followed since the office was created in 1993. The first public advocate, Mark Green, like de Blasio, used the office as a stepping stone to run for mayor. On election night before the polls had closed, Roanna Judelson, a member of local political organization CoDA (Coalition for a District Alternative) was walking near a polling site by Tompkins Square. She wore a placard listing everyone she voted for in the election, including de Blasio and James. When asked to explain James before Squadron, she said the Brooklyn councilmember is a “fighter” and stands up for “good issues,” but she didn’t immediately mention any specific ones.

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noTeBooK In wITH QuInn, BuT SHe dIdn’T wIn: Things didn’t quite turn out the way Christine Quinn wanted on election night, but there was a great turnout for her at her election night party. Her dad, Larry Quinn, 87, and her sister, Ellen, shown flanking a loyal Quinn volunteer, kept their spirits up even as the exit polls were showing it was unlikely Christine would make a runoff after the primary. We were also told repeatedly NOT to violate the “Larry Quinn Rule,” i.e. that he’s not allowed to talk to reporters. At one point, Mr. Quinn was on the verge of saying something positive to us about Bill de Blasio when Ellen and the volunteer immediately tag-teamed him to zip it! We got the feeling Mr. Quinn badly WANTS to speak to someone. Maybe now that the primary pressure is over he can shoot the breeze once more. Free Larry Quinn! Just kidding. Meanwhile, Gil Horowitz, the Washington Square / Lower Fifth Ave. activist, who successfully converted to Catholicism a year ago, told us of his deep faith in Quinn. “I prayed for her last night,” he confessed to us. Bless you, my son. Hey, who’s to say if it didn’t get her a few percentage points? But it wasn’t enough to push her past Bill Thompson for second place. Also showing the love for Quinn were Joe and James Clementi, father and brother of Tyler Clementi, the tragic Rutgers student who was spied on with a webcam while having sex with a man in his dorm room, and then mocked about it by his roommate, causing a distraught Tyler ultimately to leap to his death off the G.W.B. three years ago. James now heads up a foundation in his brother’s name that works to prevent suicide in youths, especially L.G.B.T. youth, and provide them with safe places. And Councilmember Gale Brewer, who went on to win the B.P. primary, stood tall outside P.S. 3 on Hudson St. on Tuesday night — well, at least this life-size poster of her did.

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Quinn doesn’t win; Voters want a change of direction Continued from page 1 realize, “They’re not alone.” At the end of her remarks, she embraced Catullo in an emotional hug, then kissed her on the cheek. As the crowd was filing out of the room, former Manhattan Borough President Ruth Messinger told The Villager, “This one I’m very sad about; Gale Brewer I’m very happy about.” Brewer — who has a deep track record as a progressive, and got her start years ago as Messinger’s chief of staff — won the B.P. primary with 40 percent of the vote. Julie Menin, former chairperson of Lower Manhattan’s Community Board 1, despite a wellfinanced campaign and a barrage of glossy mailings, finished fourth with 17 percent. Jessica Lappin took 24 percent and Robert Jackson 19 percent. Also in the crowd was Melissa Sklarz, a transgender woman who is president of Stonewall Democratic Club and a former member of Community Board 2. “We did all we could,” she said of the Quinn effort. “I think she would have been a great mayor — I like tough Democrats.” Joe Clementi and his son James were also at the Dream Hotel to show their support for Quinn’s historic bid to be the city’s first openly gay mayor. The father and brother of Tyler Clementi — the Rutgers student who leaped from the George Washington Bridge three years ago after his roommate spied on him and a lover with a webcam — they said Quinn’s candidacy offered a message of hope. “We support her as a friend,” said James Clementi, 27, who like Tyler, is gay. “And the message that electing her would send to young people and L.G.B.T. people of hope, and letting them know they can aspire to the highest ranks of society, and they can achieve all their dreams because there are no glass ceilings.” Leaving the Dream Hotel, George Cominskie, president of the Westbeth Artists Residents Council, a big Quinn booster, took a shot at de Blasio. “I’m very disappointed. Do nothing and promise everything and get elected,” he said of the public advocate, who has a far thinner record of getting things done in government than Quinn. “I know what it’s like when you’re in a position of authority,” he said. “It’s not easy.” As his partner, John Turner, gave him a hug, Cominskie said they had hoped a Mayor Quinn would marry them, but that they’ll still probably ask her to do the honors. Right before Quinn gave her concession speech, The Villager received a text message: “I won.” It was Arthur Schwartz, the Village’s Democratic state committeeman, who on

Christine Quinn and her wife, Kim Catullo, at Quinn’s concession speech on Tuesday evening.

Tuesday unseated Jon Geballe to reclaim the party post of district leader, which like state committee is unpaid. Schwartz got 49 percent of the vote, Geballe 36 percent and Deley Gazinelli 15 percent.  Geballe had won the post in a County Committee election in February, filling the spot left vacant when Brad Hoylman resigned after winning election to the state Senate, filling the seat of Tom Duane, last September. Geballe was backed by the Village Independent Democrats club and had the support of local elected officials. But Schwartz had a long track record of community activism, strong advertising, and a late endorsement by de Blasio. Schwartz hailed Quinn’s loss — and his own victory — as a watershed moment. “This is really one of the major turning points in the Village,” Schwartz told The Villager the day after his victory, “because the Duane / Quinn period that started in 1991 when Duane was first elected is over. The Village Independent Democrats — by my beating their candidate — it marks a real low point in their existence. “It’s a new era without Quinn and Duane on the scene. Quinn was basically the boss for the last 10 years,” Schwartz added. “And having a new borough president, Gale Brewer, who’s very progressive and proactive [also changes the political landscape],” he added. Of course, Schwartz has an ax to grind with Quinn and Duane, who in 2005 told Schwartz to “step aside” and vacate the district leadership so that Hoylman could have it, helping set Hoylman up for what was then expected to be a City Council

run for Quinn’s seat this year. Feeling his oats on Wednesday, Schwartz said of his longtime political sparring partner, Assemblymember Deborah Glick, “And maybe it’s time for Deborah Glick to retire. She’s been in there 23 years. She endorsed Quinn, she endorsed Menin, she made a big deal about Geballe.” As for how he’ll now work with the district’s female leader, Keen Berger — who badly wanted Geballe to win — Schwartz said, “It’s time for Keen to go, too. In two years, she’ll have 12 years [as district leader] and she should call it a day.” In that case, Schwartz was asked, maybe Berger should just step down right now? “Oh, she should leave now, as far as I’m concerned,” he agreed. “She has good work to do on [the new school at] 75 Morton St. I don’t know if she has to be the district leader to do it.” Berger told The Villager, “I already e-mailed congratulations to Arthur this morning, and I look forward to working with him. We have not figured out exactly how we are going to work together. I’m happy to be the district leader of the Village, and I’m sure I can work with him.” Calls to Glick and Tony Hoffman, president of V.I.D., were not returned by press time. Schwartz said he checked the polls around the Village on Election Day and de Blasio won more than 50 percent everywhere. Also, Gale Brewer was the overwhelming favorite for borough president in the Village, he said. No one voted for Liu he said, even though Liu had emerged

as the early “anti-Quinn” for the local Democratic political clubs. For one of the reasons why Quinn didn’t resonate better in her own district, one need have looked no farther than voters exiting the polling sites on the New York University superblocks in the South Village, where the N.Y.U. 2031 megadevelopment plan to add 2 million square feet of new construction was approved by the City Council last year. Heléne Denton, a retired accountant who lives on Mercer St., said, “I voted for Bill Thompson. I voted against Chris Quinn. I voted against [Councilmember] Margaret Chin, because they sold us out to N.Y.U. and they let St. Vincent’s close. They didn’t fight. They all backed the real estate people. Now that they need the Village, they want our votes — but they weren’t there when the Village people needed help. “If Quinn gets in, I will support Lhota,” she declared. CUNY professor Rosalyn Baxandall, 74, who lives on one of the university’s superblocks, said, “I mainly voted against: People who betrayed us on N.Y.U. and the expansion into the Village. I voted for Jenifer R-A-J-kumar,” she said, having to spell out Chin’s opponent’s name a bit before she could pronounce it. “And I voted for Bill de Blasio for mayor because I thought he’d be best for the schools, and he seems to have more of a campaign for the 99 percent — at least he says. “Even though I’m a feminist and support gay rights,” she said, “I couldn’t vote for Quinn.” Later on, outside P.S. 3 on Hudson St., as the polls were getting ready to close, one woman, a retired jewelry maker originally from Ecuador, said she wished she could have voted for Anthony Weiner for mayor. “You know, he was my favorite — the congressman,” she said. “Let me tell you, he is very, very smart. But he do this stupid thing! Where is his brain? What this garbage? It’s crazy. Such this brain — for nothing!” No City Council speaker has ever been elected mayor. Before Quinn, Gifford Miller and Peter Vallone, Sr. both went down to defeat in the Democratic mayoral primary. What comes next for Quinn wasn’t immediately known. However, at one point, she seemed to stress the word “labor” very distinctly when she was thanking her supporters. In the end, Schwartz said, agreeing with many other pundits, that Quinn was “too identified with Bloomberg. We live in one of the wealthiest communities in the city — but liberal wealthy,” he said of the Village. “And people wanted to see a change. And she was not going to be the change. de Blasio got himself arrested, he went to court, he got two hospitals from closing.”


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Margaret Chin celebrated her victory Sept. 10 with Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.

By JOSH ROGERS AND KAITLYN MEADE   Councilmember Margaret Chin handily won Tuesday’s primary election for Council District 1, beating Jenifer Rajkumar with 58.5 percent of the vote. Chin told a cheering crowd in Chinatown that she looked forward to “building new schools. We’re going to start building more affordable housing,” she added, “starting with the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area.” Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who stood with her on stage, said, “Thank you for giving me someone I can work with again at City Hall, that we can continue to be the dynamic duo that we’ve been.” A few blocks from Chin’s Chatham Square Restaurant victory party, Rajkumar conceded defeat. She said she would “absolutely” support Chin in the general election. The councilmember’s re-election to a second term is now considered a foregone conclusion in the overwhelmingly Democratic Council district. Tuesday’s returns will not be certified until next week, but the count for Chin now stands at 8,303 to Rajkumar’s 5,891. Like her election four years ago, Chin won big in Chinatown, but she also won some of the biggest housing complexes elsewhere. In Southbridge Towers near the South Street Seaport, she won 329 to 270, according to the initial machine-vote tally. “She’s always around and she seems hardworking and sincere,” Stacey Shub, a young

Southbridge mother, said of Chin. District Leader John Scott, an Independence Plaza tenant leader and a strong Chin supporter, said Chin won the Tribeca complex by about 20 votes. Rajkumar appeared to do best in the Village and Soho, where residents were upset with Chin on a number of issues, including her support for New York University expansion and a new business improvement district for Soho along Broadway. Chin voters tended to cite her experience, while Rajkumar’s support came from people who thought Chin is too close to developers. “Well, she’s not associated with the real estate industry like Margaret Chin,” said Nancy Todd, a senior citizen who moved into the neighborhood now known as Tribeca more than three decades ago. Chin was helped by funding from a real estate-funded PAC, which was one of Rajkumar’s chief criticisms. “We waged a formidable challenge against a multimillion-dollar PAC,” Rajkumar said after her concession. Rajkumar said Wednesday she won her re-election bid to continue to be a Democratic district leader in Battery Park City and other parts of Lower Manhattan, beating Robin Forst 1,484 to 883. She had said Tuesday that if she prevailed she wanted to work with Chin. However, Chin has previously said she has had zero working relationship with Rajkumar to date.

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East Villagers share their picks after pulling lever

By HeaTHer duBIn In the East Village, voters trickled to the polls at a slow but steady pace on primary day. At the Lower Eastside Girls Club poll site on E. Sixth St. near Avenue D., mayoral frontrunner Bill de Blasio was a popular choice. Weston Clay, 29, an E. Eighth St. resident, voted just for de Blasio because he felt uninformed about the other races. “He seems to be the most progressive candidate and that’s the reason I chose him,” he said. Genaro Davila, 66, of E. 10th St., also backed de Blasio. He seems more honest,” he said. “I was going to vote for Quinn, and I thought about Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Voting for her is like voting for Bloomberg — I never liked him, he’s a dictator.” Davila cast his ballot for City Councilmember Rosie Mendez because she lives in the neighborhood and is “for the community,” he said. And state Senator Daniel Squadron won his vote for public advocate: “He is for my people,” Davila said. Marilyn Gonzalez, 59, lives across the street from the polling site, and said she thinks de Blasio is fantastic. She also voted for Mendez and appreciates her work for the community. “She’s opened doors for us, and she’s done lots for the poor,” she said of the

councilmember. Gonzalez did not vote in the other races. She abstained from a public advocate vote because, “They only do for the rich and middle class,” she said, “not the poor people.” Two voters aided Anthony Weiner’s long-shot bid for mayor for very different reasons. Marizel Luciamo, 59, of E. Eighth St. admired the former congressmember’s position on education. “I just liked the way he talks. You always end up liking one,” she said. Keith Mackie, 24, who lives on E. Sixth St., chose Weiner for an entirely different reason. “Because I don’t think he’ll win, and I thought it would be funny,” he said. Mackie admitted that he has friends who planned to vote the same way. He also cast a ballot for Pastor Richard Del Rio — who lost his challenge to Mendez — because he rides a motorcycle. Mackie was unfamiliar with other races and did not vote in any of them. Del Rio also received a vote from Tony Cuevas, 71, who lives a block from the Girls Club polling site. “I think he can do a good job,” he said. Cuevas voted for de Blasio, but did not vote in the other races. A woman, 34, who lives on E. Seventh St. and did not give her name, also voted for de Blasio. “Based on the sum total of the issues,

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he is the best candidate who has a chance to beat Christine Quinn,” she said. For her, the most important issues of the campaign are education, the Police Department’s stop-and-frisk policy and affordable housing. She chose many of her other candidates from the Campaign Finance Board voter guide, which was mailed out to voters. Robert Jackson earned her vote for Manhattan borough president because “he’s from Harlem,” she said. “It’s good to have a diverse voice.” Religion was a turn-off for the woman when it came to Del Rio. “I voted for Mendez because Del Rio is super-religious,” she said. “I don’t like that. You never know if it’s Jesus influencing someone else’s decision or if it’s logic.” At the Sirovich Senior Center, on E. 12th St. by First Ave., Arthur Ramee, 39, from Second Ave., said he voted for de Blasio. “I’m liberal, and he’s the most liberal of the Democrats,” he said. Ramee was disillusioned with Quinn and how close she was to Bloomberg. He chose Borough President Scott Stringer for comptroller over Eliot Spitzer, who he described as “a scumbag.” Jessica Lappin won his vote for borough president, and he went with Squadron for public advocate based on name recognition.

Elliot Harris, 63, an E. 13th St. resident, was the only person polled who voted for former comptroller Bill Thompson for mayor. “He’s behind the teachers,” he said. However, he departed from Ramee in his opinion of Spitzer, who he did vote for. “Until he got himself tangled up in that mess, he was really good at what he did,” he said. A man walking out of the center wanted to know how Weiner fared in the exit polls so far. When he heard two votes were in the mix, he laughed out loud and yelled out a couple of New York Postworthy headlines: “Weiner by a head” and “They’re coming out for Weiner.” At the polling site on E. Fourth St. near Second Ave., Naomi Rosenblatt, 56, said she voted for de Blasio. “He will integrate all classes of the city instead of polarizing them,” she said. Rosenblatt thinks strength, compassion and clarity are essential characteristics for a mayor to have. A mailing for Squadron convinced her to vote for him, and she chose Mendez based on her previous two terms. Rosenblatt likes Lappin’s work in the schools, and found her perky and upbeat. As for Spitzer, he did not win her vote. “I chose Stringer because I don’t want Spitzer to win,” she said. “I think Stringer has been a good B.P.”

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A homeless man has admitted to raping a 21-year-old woman in Hudson River Park last September, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance announced this Monday. Jonathan Stewart, 26, pleaded guilty to charges of first-degree rape and committing a criminal sexual act, both of which can carry up to 25 years in prison. Around 5:15 a.m. on Sept. 22, 2012, Stewart approached and began talking to the victim while she was sitting on a park bench near West and Harrison Sts., in Tribeca, according to court documents. When the woman tried to walk away, Stewart physically assaulted her, dragged her to a nearby area and raped her. “New Yorkers should be able to feel safe inside our parks,” said Vance. “This defendant brutally raped a young woman who was trying to enjoy a sunrise in one of our city’s public spaces. I commend the victim for her courage, and hope that this guilty plea brings her some closure.” Stewart is due to be sentenced Sept. 30.

Police arrested Sekou Salaam, 47, after he allegedly threatened to stab someone on a West Village sidewalk. The alleged victim, 23, told cops that Salaam started an argument with him outside the Fat Cat jazz club, near Christopher St. and Seventh Ave. South, around 6 p.m. on Sept. 7. He claimed that, moments later, Salaam took out a knife and said he was going to use it. Police officers in the area quickly noticed the commotion and stepped in to apprehend Salaam. They said that, in searching him, they found a small bag of alleged cocaine in Salaam’s pocket. Salaam was charged with two counts of menacing, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Turnstile jumper Police arrested Willie Jackson, 44, after he allegedly jumped a subway turnstile. He was also busted for carrying an illegal knife. An officer said he saw Jackson jump the turnstile at an entrance to the F/M station at 14th St. and Sixth Ave. around 2 p.m. on Sept. 9. After stopping and searching him, the officer also said he found a boxcutter in Jackson’s backpack, after which Jackson reportedly replied, “I use it for my protection.” He was charged with two misdemeanors for his turnstile jump, including criminal tresspassing, plus criminal possession of a weapon.

No parking! Jack Ryger, 56, was arrested on the evening of Sept. 7 when he allegedly hit a police officer with his car after being caught using a fake police permit. Officers said that around 6:30 p.m. Ryger tried to park in front of the Police Athletic League building at 34 E. 12th St. using the bogus badge. When the officer spotted and confronted him, Ryger reportedly drove forward and struck him, causing minor injuries. Ryger was charged with two counts of assault, possession of a forged instrument and harassment.

You spray, you pay Two teenage graffiti taggers in the Village got tagged by police, as they ended up in cuffs. Around 11 p.m. on Sept. 6, police said they spotted a 17-year-old male spraypainting his street moniker, “4Coner,” on a commercial truck near the corner of Little W. 12th St. and 10th Ave. Five hours later, around 4 a.m. on Sept. 7, cops caught Peter Raymond, 18, tagging the front of a residential building on Bank St., between W. Fourth St. and Greenwich Ave.

Fatal random punch A retired train conductor who was punched in the face in a random attack in Union Square on Wed., Sept. 4, died this past Monday. According to the New York Post, Jeffrey Babbitt, 62, of Sheepshead Bay, who fell into a coma after the assault, died after being taken off life support, police sources said. The New York Times reported that Babbit visited the nearby Forbidden Planet comic book shop several times a week. According to the Times, the attacker, Lashawn Marten, has a history of mental illness and violence. He was reportedly angry at being bumped by straphangers coming out of the subway station — which is one of the city’s busiest — and was overheard allegedly saying, “I’m going to punch the first white man I see.” The Post reported that Police Commissioner Ray Kelly is investigating the incident as a possible hate crime.

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Quinn, Gottfried shoot down Kurland hospital claim by lincoln anderson Christine Quinn and Assemblymember Richard Gottfried recently each accused City Council candidate Yetta Kurland of lying by saying she forced the state Department of Health, through a lawsuit Kurland filed, to admit it must provide a hospital at the site of the former St. Vincent’s in Greenwich Village. Kurland made the comment in public at a debate with opponent Corey Johnson on Aug. 26 at Bowtie Cinema in Chelsea sponsored by NYC Community Media, The Villager’s parent company. “I stepped up,” Kurland said at one point during the debate, “and with the Coalition for a New Village Hospital, I fought and won an important victory, forcing the Department of Health to admit it had a legal obligation to restore a hospital at the site of St. Vincent’s Hospital.” The pro-Kurland part of the audience heartily applauded her statement. After the debate, Gottfried, who chairs the Assembly’s Health Committee, came up from his seat in the audience and spoke to The Villager, rendering his opinion of the truthfulness of Kurland’s comment. “Horses—!” he said. Similarly, told a few days later of Kurland’s claims, Quinn said, “That is completely madeup. That couldn’t be farther from the truth.” However, Kurland stood by her story in a follow-up interview with The Villager. “We were able to get them to admit they

have to have a hospital there,” she said. “But, it feels to me, they just turned around and tried to say the emergency room is a hospital.” Kurland was referring to the $110 million, 24/7, free-standing E.R. and comprehensive care center that North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System is currently creating inside the former St. Vincent’s O’Toole building, at 12th St. and Seventh Ave., and which is slated to open next June. But Kurland said the stand-alone E.R. is insufficient because it would only triage patients and not treat them. If someone needs more serious care, he or she will be transported from the N.S.L.I.J. facility to a nearby hospital. For the record, Bill Rudin, head of Rudin Management, told The Villager a few years ago that Kurland, through her activism on the hospital issue, definitely does deserve credit for getting the free-standing E.R. However, Kurland dismisses it as a “two-and-a-halfbed” hospital, and advocates for building a 200-bed hospital on top of O’Toole by adding additional floors on top of it. Approval would be needed for this, though, from the state Department of Health. Quinn, for her part, told The Villager there was no legal requirement for any health facility either at the former hospital site — now being developed into luxury condos by Rudin Management — or at the O’Toole site. Asked to show some sort of tangible proof to back up her claims, Kurland told

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The former St. Vincent’s Hospital O’Toole building is being developed into a 24/7 free-standing emergency room. But Christine Quinn and Richard Gottfried disagree with Yetta Kurland on whether there was a legal requirement for this to be done.

The Villager she could send the newspaper the memo she sent on the subject to the state attorney general. However, Kurland said she could not provide The Villager with the Department of Health’s supposed admission that a hospital is required at the former St.

Vincent’s site — and that The Villager would somehow have to find this on its own. Two weeks ago, while still campaigning for mayor, Quinn told this newspaper, “I’m going to commit to bringing back a full-service hospital to the Lower West Side. Period.”

Sequester forces serious cuts in Section 8 housing program by SAM SPOOKY Massive federal spending cuts stemming from the country's 2011 budget crisis have had a devastating impact on social services in every state — and now many low-income New Yorkers who rely on housing subsidies are feeling the burn. The infamous sequester, which went into effect earlier this year, cut around $85 billion from the nation’s budget. As a result, the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development was forced to take a budget cut of around $35 million for 2013. An H.P.D. spokesperson also said the department will likely face a budget deficit of $40 million in 2014, if Congress doesn’t agree on a way to end the sequester. So starting in July, H.P.D. scaled down its Section 8 voucher program, which provides vital money for housing to around 30,000 lowincome residents across the city. The agency asked some voucher holders to either pay a greater share of their rent or agree to relocate to a smaller apartment. H.P.D. Commissioner Matthew Wambua called that policy change “the best option in a bad situation.” He said the department would have had to terminate nearly 3,000 vouchers — and 3,300 more in 2014 — if no cash-saving changes were made to the program. But Congressmember Jerrold Nadler, whose district covers most of the West Side, including Greenwich Village and Soho, is leading a coalition of House members who want Wambua to consider other options before increasing the burden on impoverished families who, on average, earn only around $15,000 per year. Nadler was joined by nine other New York representatives — including Carolyn Maloney and Nydia Velazquez, whose districts both

include parts of the East Village and Lower East Side — in sending a Sept. 4 letter to the H.P.D. boss. “Some families will [now] experience a significant increase in their monthly rent share, forcing them to choose between putting food on the table and paying their rent,” the letter reads. “We urge H.P.D. to re-examine these changes and consider alternatives that minimize the impact on our most vulnerable families and ensure there are no evictions of people currently receiving Section 8 vouchers.” In a Sept. 6 letter responding to the congressmembers, Wambua stood by the cuts, stating that the plan “was not undertaken lightly,” and was the result of a “thorough review of our budget and all options available.” “It ensures that vouchers will not be rescinded this year and that no one group of voucher holders will bear the entire burden of the federal cuts,” Wambua wrote. He did, however, also state that the department will assess the effectiveness of the new plan, in order to “explore, review and consider any other options that may be feasible.” While there are currently only 10 Section 8 voucher holders within Community Board 2, there are 1,163 voucher holders in Community Board 3, according to an H.P.D. spokesperson. Around 10 percent of the Manhattan residents who qualify for Section 8 subsidies live in the East Village or Lower East Side, based on data on the department’s Web site. Nadler and his colleagues seem poised to continue pressuring H.P.D. to restore Section 8 benefits. “New Yorkers who need the most help should not be among the first to feel the impact of the sequestration cuts,” Nadler said.


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Johnson wins big in bitter battle against Kurland Continued from page 1 support for Johnson was equally strong within each contested neighborhood, as Board of Elections data showed that he prevailed at virtually every District 3 polling site. Johnson will take over the District 3 seat from Christine Quinn, who has held it for the past 14 years. “I will fight for the people in this district. That’s my pledge,” said Johnson, after he declared victory in front of nearly 100 cheering supporters at Mustang Harry’s, a sports bar in Chelsea, at 352 Seventh Ave., two blocks south of Madison Square Garden. “We had great support from elected officials, but this was truly a grassroots, bottom-up campaign. It was all about the block association heads, the P.T.A. presidents, the tenant leaders and longtime residents.” The primary winner later stressed, as he has throughout his campaign, that his first priorities upon taking the Council seat will be to focus on securing more affordable housing, improving local schools and fighting for a new area hospital to replace the former St. Vincent’s. “There are definitely a lot of things to tackle,” Johnson said. Once the polls had closed at 9 p.m., there was immediately a striking difference between the mood and scene at Johnson’s and Kurland’s post-election rallies — almost as if everyone already knew who had won. While Johnson's party was packed with people like the tenant and community leaders he thanked in his speech, Kurland’s only drew about 20 people and was quiet from the start. And as Johnson was declaring victory around 10:30 p.m., Kurland hadn’t even shown up to her own party yet. A Kurland spokesperson did not respond to multiple requests for comment following the election, and the defeated candidate did not seem interested in conceding gracefully. In her concession speech later that night, Kurland reportedly called Johnson’s campaign a work of “evil genius.” This is the second time Kurland has failed in an attempt to take the District 3 seat. She won 31 percent of the vote in a losing effort in 2009, when Quinn prevailed in a three-way race. RJ Jordan, who served as Johnson’s campaign manager, said later on election night that he had felt victory coming throughout the day — even in the morning and afternoon, while the polls were still open. “I made three loops around the district on my bike, saying thank you to people for coming out, and at every polling site, I saw all these great tenant leaders on our side,” Jordan said. “That’s when I felt it, and I thought, ‘Oh wow, we’ve really brought together a strong coalition of people in this community.’ ” Assemblymember Richard Gottfried, whose district includes Chelsea, was also a big presence in the Election Day outreach

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A jubilant Corey Johnson shook hands with supporters moments after declaring victory in the Council District 3 Democratic primary election.

for Johnson, who he had endorsed. The assemblymember spent the day alongside other campaign supporters, speaking to voters on Johnson’s behalf. When asked why he put forth such a strong personal effort to support Johnson, Gottfried simply said, “Well, I don’t endorse a candidate halfheartedly, and Corey really has done terrific work in this community.” The primary’s lopsided results notwithstanding, this was a tough, emotionally charged race that took its toll on both candidates. The interactions between Johnson and Kurland became increasingly bitter toward the race’s end, culminating publicly in a raucous final debate on Aug. 26 (sponsored by NYC Community Media, the parent company of The Villager and East Villager). While both candidates traded barbs du8ring the campaign, Kurland was responsible for the vast majority of the attacks, especially at debates. Along with lobbing personal insults and negative rumors, Kurland had repeatedly tried to portray Johnson as an untrustworthy real estate executive because of his previous work for GFI Development Corporation. But voters didn’t buy it, and it seemed as though the persistent attacks — along with the fact that Kurland often spent more time assailing her opponent than presenting her own plans and credentials — only made Johnson a stronger candidate in the eyes of many community members. After accepting his primary win, Johnson said he was quite happy to be done with talking about the past. “I want to talk about the future, and about solving the problems this district faces,” he said, “and so I’m glad that the campaign is behind me.” Another person who was understandably glad to see the negative campaigning end was Johnson’s mother, Ann Richardson. Along with providing invaluable emotional support — “My mom is my best

friend,” Johnson said to describe her — Richardson worked as hard as any staffer on the campaign, making thousands of phone calls to voters on behalf of her son, as well as driving down from Massachusetts to hit the streets with his supporters on Election Day. “It’s very hard when people say negative things about your son, but I know

him,” said Richardson, as she stood near the polling site at P.S. 33 in Chelsea. “He’s a passionate person, who just cares very much about this city and this district." There was a sense of symmetry in Richardson’s presence there during the primary. When Corey Johnson first entered the public sphere in 2000, as a high schooler who dared to come out of the closet by telling his football teammates he was gay, readers and viewers of that story saw his mother alongside him every step of the way, exuding a composed, articulate expression of love and tolerance that struck a chord with millions of parents across the nation. And when Johnson, 31, rose to declare victory Tuesday night, his mother was right there with him again. As her son spoke jubilantly to express gratitude to his supporters (including her), and to look forward to his role on the City Council, Richardson stood there quietly off to his right, beaming. Toward the night’s end, after Johnson had given his speech and shaken hands with practically everyone in Mustang Harry’s, he stepped outside to get some air. One of his supporters, an older woman, was near the bar’s entrance and watched him as he stood there smiling, just taking it all in. “Gee, I wish he was my son,” she said.

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editorial

Fixing how we vote Democracy, as the saying goes, is the worst form of government except for all of the others. Along those lines, New York’s creaky voting-machine system is the worst voting except for the “modern” electronic vote scanners the state picked a few years ago. That one’s technology is so cutting edge that it was impossible to get ballots set up in three week’s time for the Oct. 1 primary runoff. That’s why we were back to the voting relics this week. There were real problems on Tuesday with the aging machines. A few did break down and, in at least one case in Battery Park City, voters were given incorrect paper ballots. Meanwhile, in the Village, candidates for Democratic district leader were left off the ballot in some machines, though the glitch was solved by about 10:30 p.m. with paper affidavit ballots made available to voters. These problems turned out to be low-scale and it didn’t factor in the most important offices on the ballot, but just because the broken machines and mistakes may not have effected the election, that’s no reason to shrug off the problem. The scanners also led to confusion and longer waits and as former Councilmember Alan Gerson points out, they provide less privacy. That’s why we completely understand why Gerson, who helped clear up the B.P.C. confusion, a few poll workers, and voters told us that they’d like to stay with the machines rather than go back to the scanners. They’re right. The scanners are worse. But it’s more than a little discouraging that those in the know have been so beaten down by New York’s broken electoral system that they can’t imagine anyone in power coming up with a good option when faced with one of two bad choices. When was the last time you remember seeing someone old or young, English-speaking or not, be confused at an A.T.M.? We can’t. It shouldn’t be hard to design machines that perform private and important transactions that almost everybody can use without confusion. An A.T.M.-like screen could end the unfair advantages of ballot name placement. Rotating the candidates so each one has an equal number of times in the most and least prominent positions on the ballot makes sense. A screen could allow hard-copy printouts that could give voters visual confirmation and could also be used in recounts. That may not be the best system but it is certainly one that would be a huge improvement. Safeguards and protections the public can trust are of course requirements for any system. New York’s advantage of being behind in voting technology is it can look to other places to find the best way to vote. With today’s technology, it is inexcusable that we have to wait days or weeks for accurate vote counts, or months to get a ballot ready for an election. Pointing fingers at the culprits is far less important than fixing a problem that shakes the fundamentals of our democracy.

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letters to the editor Déjà vu all over again? To The Editor: On Feb. 5, 2003, Colin Powell remarked to the United Nations Security Council: “The material I will present to you comes from a variety of sources. Some are U.S. sources and some are those of other countries. Others are technical, such as intercepted telephone conversations and photos taken by satellites.” These were lies. Can we now trust the photographs, the supposed telephone conversations, the “true” information of our government sources? More than 100,000 lives were lost in Syria the past year or two. Where was the outcry? Now, 1,500 lives snuffed out due to chemicals. Why are these lives more important or more “valuable” to warrant a missile attack now? Could we not have imposed sanctions, or cut off our funds to their military, or cut off other supplies to this regime before it all escalated? Are there not other avenues? Did our government per chance suddenly realize there was some benefit to being involved? If so, what? Déjà vu all over again? We, The People, are bone-war-weary. Our taxes have been involved in torture, assassinations, unwarranted invasions. The majority of Americans are against the missile attack. Since when last has our government listened to The People? Our own country is in desperate need of attention. We don’t need more trillions in debt. Anyone for returning the president’s Nobel Peace Prize? A Nima Shirali, in a Middle Eastern Reconciliation Forum, recently commented, “Let us form a new religion, that which would be called ‘humanity,’ with ‘peace’ as its prophet.” Amen! Joyce Benedict

United Democratic Organization of Chinatown and the Lower East Side Democratic Club. I’ve posted a fuller explanatin of why I endorsed John Liu at http://newellnyc.org/john-liu-formayor/. Paul Newell

Gerson completely denies it To The Editor: Re “State senate rumblings” (Scoopy’s Notebook, Sept. 5): Scoopy needs to improve its snoopy. With respect to the observation of me at Silver Spurs, it was in fact tea not coffee that I ordered. Alan J. Gerson

Sister was a saint, and a friend To The Editor: Re “Sister Elizabeth Kelliher, 89, L.E.S. activist nun” (obituary, Sept. 5): She was my dearest friend for more than 55 years. I know she is a saint. My life was enriched all those years by her presence and support for me in some of my darkest hours. I spent three weeks with her last spring when she visited me, and we had a special time like I have never had before in my life. I miss her daily and pray for all her causes, because she doesn’t need us to pray for her. She is in the arms of her Lord and getting her reward for doing the Lord’s work on earth. And she was such fun.

Liu was the best candidate. Period.

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To The Editor: Re “State senate rumblings” (Scoopy’s Notebook, Sept. 5): For the record, I endorsed John Liu for mayor because he was the best candidate in the field for Lower Manhattan and all of New York City. He was by far the most dynamic and progressive candidate. That’s why Liu was endorsed by almost every Democratic club in our neighborhoods, including the Downtown Independent Democrats, Village Independent Democrats, Coalition for a District Alternative (CoDA), the

Kelliher stood with the people To The Editor: Re “Sister Elizabeth Kelliher, 89, L.E.S. activist nun” (obituary, Sept. 5): Sister Elizabeth was a good lady and a solid Lower East Sider. As a political activist she appeared to be somewhat quiet and modest, but there was no doubt whose side she was on and her

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Spirit of 9/11 keeps flying with heroic Hester flag By HeaTHer duBIn The unfurling of an enormous American flag down the side of a six-story building in Chinatown tends to bring traffic to a halt. This happens annually on the corner of Hester and Mott. Sts. when John Casalinuovo, who volunteered at Ground Zero for nine months at the Salvation Army tent, leads a tradition he began on Sept. 9, 2002. This year’s commemoration on Sept. 6 drew a large crowd of family, friends and fellow former Ground Zero volunteer workers to Casalinuovo’s building. The group was there to reconnect and watch the lowering of the 60-foot-by-30-foot, 94-pound American flag. In an interview afterward, Casalinuovo spoke about the event, and his 9/11 experience. “I was there an hour after the first plane hit, and Denise [his wife] was on the pile by 6:30 the next morning,” Casalinuovo said. On Sept. 12, he was there at 4:30 a.m., and worked on the pile for the first three days of the recovery effort. After the situa-

tion became more organized, Casalinuovo and his wife, Denise Lutey-Casalinuovo, worked at the Salvation Army tent until the site closed on May 31, 2002. “We were together every day. We were the lucky ones,” Casalinuovo said, “We were able to go home and talk together.” The bond between Ground Zero volunteers stems from a unique shared experience. Casalinuovo explained that volunteers focused their energies at the perimeter of the site, understood each other and got things done. For the first year anniversary of the attack, the couple decided to have a gathering at their home. They considered their new good friends to be lifelong, and wanted to bring everyone together on a day they knew people would still have raw emotions. “It was nine months that changed thousands of people’s lives,” Casalinuovo said. For three months, beginning on Sept. 22, 2001, the original flag of this event flew over Ground Zero. The couple incor-

The flag after being slowly unfurled from the building’s rooftop.

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John Casalinuovo put on a harness to prepare to drop the 1,800-square-foot flag over the building’s side.

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porated that flag into their celebration, but it has since been retired. According to Casalinuovo, the cotton was starting to wear. However, the polyester replacement holds better and folds like cotton. Casalinuovo and about 16 men carefully hang the flag from the roof around the same time every year, the Thursday before Labor Day, and take it down the following Thursday after Sept. 11. The couple also hosts an open house on Sept. 11 for first responders, family and activity military. The first time they took the flag down in 2002, no one showed up. “Now it’s a party when it comes down,” Casalinuovo said. “The cops are wonderful, the Fifth Precinct. Our firehouse lost five guys, they help me. It’s a really tight community.”

This year, the flag will come down on Sept. 22 at sunset. In previous years, as many as 300 people have helped participate in folding it. “It’s the coolest thing to watch it get folded,” Casalinuovo said. “You have all these different people — a waiter next to a cop, next to a street guy, next to a Vietnam vet — all smiling, and they all have a piece of it.” The emotional power of the flag touches him, and he thinks it pulls people together. “Without the disaster, there would have been no one here the other day,” he said with a laugh. “Some good came out of here.” The flag makes appearances at Veterans Day parades in Manhattan and the Bronx, baseball games and art displays. Casalinuovo and his wife do charity work and hold fundraisers through their volunteer organization, thegroundzeroflag.org.

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Hudson Square ‘Tower of Garbage’ is getting glassed By lIncOln anderSOn This building getting “glassed” isn’t the latest luxury residential high-rise from Jean Nouvel or some other “starchitect,” but the Department of Sanitation’s new Hudson Square mega-garage. For the past couple of weeks, workers have been installing the exterior glass on the massive building’s southern facade, on Spring St. Once completed, the garage, which stretches north from Spring St. for two blocks between Washington and West Sts., will house all the garbage trucks from three city Sanitation districts, those serving Community Boards 1, 2 and 5. Completion of the Spring St. mega-garage is anticipated by next spring. The city will then relocate to it the garbage trucks that are currently based on Gansevoort Peninsula, in the northwest corner of C.B. 2 near W. 13th St. That move will, in turn, allow the Hudson River Park Trust to convert the 8 acres of Gansevoort Peninsula into a park, as part of the 5-mile-long Hudson River Park along the Lower West Side waterfront. Community residents in Hudson Square and Tribeca fought the so-called “Tower of Garbage,” saying it violated fair-share provisions by loading too many municipal services into one neighborhood. They argued that the garage should be downsized and house only two Sanitation districts’ worth of garbage trucks, but, in the end, the city prevailed.

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The exterior glass facade is currently being installed on the Spring St. mega-garage.


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Back Fence closing as Bleecker to lose yet another music venue By Lincoln anderson A mainstay of the Bleecker St. live music scene for more than half a century, the Back Fence will close at the end of this month. Ernest Scinto, who has run the Back Fence with his brother Rocky since 1958, reported the news to The Villager on Tuesday. They had till the end of the year on their expiring 12-year lease, but Scinto said they made a deal with the landlord to leave a bit earlier. Scinto’s dad, Ernest J. Scinto, and uncle, Silvio, who previously had run the Pioneer Nut Club — which featured female impersonators — on the Lower East Side, opened the establishment, at the corner of Thompson St., in 1945. Back then, they called it the Back Fence Bar, but with the explosion of the Greenwich Village folk music scene, they dropped the “bar” from the name and changed their focus to live music. However, they always featured musicians who played covers, as opposed to original tunes.

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Lately, Scinto said, “Business had slowed down a bit…and with the economy and everything. On weekends business has been good, but during weeknights, it’s been a struggle,” he said. Meanwhile, the landlord wanted a 75 percent rent increase. “The rents all over Bleecker St. are going haywire,” he said. The club’s M.O. was to feature a rotating cast of about 30 different musicians, who play one or two nights per month, again, mostly covers, and mostly acoustic. The club has seen its share of excellent talent over the years, Scinto said, though no one ever struck it big. “Bob Dylan lived down the street and used to come in and listen to the music,” he said. “Anytime anyone would recognize him, he would take off. No one became famous — but we had a lot of quality musicians. It’s a tough business: You not only have to be talented, you have to be lucky.” Richie Havens and Tracy Chapman auditioned to play there, and Mary Travers played the club once, doing some covers and mixing in some original tunes before she went on to help form the legendary group Peter Paul and Mary. The club’s fame is world renowned, and it draws tourists from around the globe. His son, Ernest, Jr. has taken more of a role in running the club in recent years. “I’m 83, time for me to retire,” Ernest, Sr. said. There will be an all-night closing party on Sat., Sept. 28, starting at 8 p.m. and going until 4 a.m. Musicians who have played the club over the years will come back to perform for the final blowout.

The Back Fence’s Ernest Scinto said the famed venue’s last night will be Sept. 28.

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Fashion Week and L.E.S. style connect at the Opening Night Thousands of art and fashion fans deluged the Lower East Side on Sunday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. for the second annual Lower East Side Opening Night: Art + Fashion. As part of the event, more than 40 L.E.S. galleries held their opening fall receptions. Orchard St. between Broome and Grand Sts. was closed off for a block party featuring a “Looks of the L.E.S.” fashion show, complete with runway models, with the styles selected by Amy Odell of Cosmopolitan.com. Musical entertainment featured DJ beats by Anton Bass and Onda Skillet, as well as punk bands Threats and Nancy. Natalie Raben, marketing and communications manager for the Lower East Side Business Improvement District, said the turnout surpassed last year’s inaugural event, which coincided with the since-canceled Fashion’s Night Out. “It was shoulder to shoulder,” she said. “I’m going to say there were 1,000 people on that one block; and there were people clustered outside of the galleries in other spots. Fashion Week is very exclusive and a little bit snooty; and the way this was organized really reflected the laid-back nature of the neighborhood: ‘We’re doin’ it for free. C’mon out. Enjoy it, and be part of the action.’ ”


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82nd Street • 97th Street • Abingdon Square • Photo by Tequila Minsky Brooklyn Borough Hall • Carroll Gardens • Cortelyou • Columbia University • Dag Hammarskjold Plaza • Fort Greene • Grand Army Plaza • Inwood • Jackson Heights • McCarren Park • Tompkins Square • Tribeca • Bantam Bagels, at 283 Union Bleecker St. near Jones St., is taking a “hole” new Square (Mon/Sat)

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approach to bagels. Actually, they are taking a leftover piece of bagels — the holes — and stuffing them with flavored cream cheese. There are an array of flavored “balls,” including the tasty “Bleecker St.” — marinara / mozzarella cream cheese topped with a pepperoni slice (all sourced locally) — evoking the flavors of pizza. There are also the lip-smacking tomato-topped, pesto cream cheese-filled bagel ball, and the sugar-topped, French toast-tasting “Bantam,” and even a peanut butter and jam-injected version. Each bagel ball costs $1.35 plus tax, with volume discounts. When owner Elyse Oleksak was asked, “How B:9.75”do you fill the bagel balls?” she replied, “That’s our secret.” Unlike the cronuts craze, since the supply is not limited, it’s not necessary to camp out at 6 a.m. GrowNYC’s Office of Recycling Outreach and Education is a NYC Department of Sanitation funded program in order to try them.

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villager arts & entertainment Saviors of Pop Contemporary artists distill viral rhythms that make you hum BY VONYX (soundcloud.com/mikawvawn) I have a personal battle with pop music — more specifically, the radio pop of today. There were eras, many years ago, when pop music was deliciously corny and filtered from folk songs and other elements of our unique American musical traditions. Not so anymore. These days it sounds like everything on the radio is written by a boardroom of fat, sleazed out executives at Capitol Records ready to pull whatever used car salesman move they can to sell more records. Whether it’s Miley Cyrus grinding to generate PR hype or Lady Gaga sacrificing cows for her stunning VMA outfit, nothing is out of the question. Pop music (for the most part) has lost its soul. However, not all pop music is dead. There are artists out there who are not ashamed of listening to sing-song hooks from yesteryear in order to distill what makes pop great — catchiness. These artists distill viral rhythms and melodies into emotional songs that make you turn up your headphones and hum along. This week, I present the saviors of pop.

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Washed Out has a knack for capturing the hazy summertime vibe.

ers and eager dancers all night. Go check out Goldroom’s analogue-rich live set and toss a couple balls at some pins. Fri., Sept. 20, at Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave., btw. N. 11th & 12th Sts.). 21+. Doors at 11:30pm, show at midnight. Tickets available at the door, $10, cash only. For info: brooklynbowl.com.

WASHED OUT, at TERMINAL 5

Washed Out is the reason I started making music. Listening to a Washed Out track is like walking through a sunshower, mistaking the rain for your own teardrops of melancholy content. Ernest Greene, the man behind Washed Out, has a knack for capturing the hazy summertime vibe like no one else can. “Paracosm,” his latest album (released August 13th on Sub Pop) stayed true to the reverby, thick fog he has always called home — but this time, it sounds like something a bit happier is on the other side of the mist. Greene calls this album a trip outside, “surrounded by a beautiful, natural environment.” The record plays through smoothly, with seamless transitions between the chilled-out anthems. His live show, supported by guitars, basses and synthesizers, should provide great renditions of these tracks. Wed., Sept. 18, at Terminal 5 (610 W. 56th St., btw. 11th & 12th Aves.). All Ages. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at door. Doors at 8pm, show at 9. For info: terminal5nyc.com.

GOLDROOM, at BROOKLYN BOWL

A lot of people have said that chillwave is dead. Well, hopefully the name is dead, ‘cause it kinda sucks. But the sound of com-

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One listen and you’ll succumb to Chvrches’ bubblegum synthesized rhythms.

CHVRCHES, at TERMINAL 5

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Catchy yet pensive, Goldroom proves that chillwave isn’t dead.

pressed, poppy, melancholy, electronic pop is here to stay. Goldroom is one of the chillwave mafia that sheds a low-key tear in the bathroom and emerges more powerful than ever with a sample library and a Juno synthesizer slung across his shoulder like Rambo’s bullet sheath. His music sounds like a sativa

cross between Phoenix and Washed Out. Catchy yet pensive. Sometimes he crosses a bridge into tropical nu-disco territory, as he did with his “We Can Dance” remix for Lancelot. There’s no doubt this talented multi-genre producer is only going to keep getting hotter. Brooklyn Bowl will be hosting tipsy bowl-

You can’t listen to Chvrches’ latest album without succumbing to their bubblegum synthesized rhythms and the lead singer’s hooky voice. You try as hard as you can to turn away. You saw Wikipedia and read the section where Chvrches admits the name doesn’t mean anything religious — “It just sounded cool.” You talk to some bearded guy at a Brooklyn coffee shop about how his girlfriend bought him the Chvrches vinyl as a reward for going vegan. He asks you if you like them, then agrees with whatever you say. You try to resist the brainlessness, but dammit, they’re catchy. Infusing folk, post-rock and indie pop into one package, Chvrches is a hypermodern hybrid of popular, Pitchfork-friendly music. Playing a show at Terminal 5, they’ll be making heads bop, begrudgingly. Sun., Sept. 22, at Terminal 5, (610 W. 56th St., btw. 11th & 12th Aves.). All Ages. Doors at 7pm, show at 8. Tickets: $25. For info: terminal5nyc.com.


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Out of the slums and into the fire Complicated characters & surprising developments anchor ‘Peninsula’ THEATER PENINSULA

A FringeNYC Encore Series presentation Written by Nathan Wright Directed by Nadia Foskolou Tues., Sept. 24, 8pm Sat., Oct. 5, 9pm Sun., Oct. 13, 7pm At The Players Theater 115 MacDougal St. (btw. Bleecker & Houston Sts.) Tickets: $18, available at 212-352-3101 or at ovationtix.com

BY LILLIAN MEREDITH In the dubious first moments of the otherwise terrific “Peninsula,” the audience is introduced to Tiago, a beautiful Brazilian man, suspended under water. We know he’s under water because he tells us so, in a first person poetic monologue. “I am under the water,” he says. “I think I am. I must be. Under. The. Water. Looking up. Up. Up.” For a good minute or so, we watch as he punctuates this rather stilted description with darted abstract movement and tiptoed suspension. This is, unfortunately, a motif we will return to repeatedly over the next hour and a half. It is unfortunate, mostly because Tiago’s underwater reveries are significantly less interesting than the actual events of the play — which has a wonderful momentum, propelled by an unceasingly taut narrative of overlapping scenes filled with complicated

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Lake Michigan’s northern shore isn’t the paradise Tiago (center) thought it would be.

characters and surprising developments. The great feat of “Peninsula” is the way it weaves three narratives into a single, seamless story. The primary plotline follows Tiago, a migrant laborer picking cherries in an orchard on Lake Michigan’s northern shore. One night, Tiago meets Tommy, a rich white kid from Chicago who summers on the peninsula, and they begin a kind of tentative flirtatious teenage relationship. Tommy, meanwhile, is having problems at home. His absent philandering father is apparently so unhappy with Tommy’s sexuality that he has stopped coming up

on weekends, while his WASP-y alcoholic mother is desperately trying to keep everything, including her incredible sadness, under control. As Tommy and Tiago’s stories intertwine their way through the summer, Tiago also recalls his recent past. In flashes, we see Rio de Janeiro, where Tiago spends his days with his girlfriend Lily and his nights in a seedy sexual liaison with Nelson, a man with a dangerous plan to get out of Brazil. This fast-paced, ill-fated tale of desire benefits from Nadia Foskolou’s innovative, precise direction. Wisely, she has opted for minimalism — there is no set, no props and no costume changes. Every shift in place and time is dependent on the staging, and Foskolou manages to make each scene distinct, to the point where it feels a little like being on a roller coaster (in the best way). Occasionally, the heightened staging is silly, excessive and unnecessary, but usually it augments the narrative extremely well. Moreover, under her sure hand, the play is actually very funny, making its disturbing trajectory all the more distressing. Foskolou has also drawn some outstanding performances from her actors. Angela Atwood stands out in particular for her complete and subtle portrayal of Tommy’s overbearing mother, creating a character of depth and complexity in an easily caricatured role. She has one of the more heart-

breaking moments of the piece, when she tries to be, in her words, a “good mother” to the obstinate Tommy, and becomes rather despicable instead. Vanessa Bartlett brings a touching vulnerability to the strong, independent Lily — and John Zdrojeski is captivating as Bennett, the well-intentioned orchard supervisor, despite his rather strange decision to contort his face into what I assume must be his rural workingclass everyman mask. The gay male characters are, unfortunately, less well-developed, including Josué Gutiérrez Guerra as Tiago, who seems to have a permanent half-smile on his face regardless of his circumstances. But on the whole, the actors interact with ease and charisma, and as a group they build tension together beautifully. It is a pity, therefore, that in the midst of this captivating play, there appear cryptic and completely superfluous submerged monologues from Tiago. These monologues are not only tedious and unnecessary, they actually completely detract from the momentum, eliminating any surprise the coming events may hold. Perhaps Wright assumes that his play is not clear or suspenseful enough on its own. He’d be wrong. “Peninsula” is great — but it would be even better if Wright allowed the story to tell itself. This review originally appeared on the site of our content partner, nytheatre.com.


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Buhmann on Art Hundley’s moments & Ortega’s connections By STePHanIe BuHMann (stephaniebuhmann.com)

MARC HUNDLEY: THE WAVES, THE BODY ALONE

DAMIAN ORTEGA

Hundley’s exhibition was largely inspired by Virginia Woolf’s novel “The Waves,” which is comprised of a series of soliloquies spoken by six different characters. In the construction of this exhibition, Hundley used a strategy similar to Woolf’s. Each work was conceived in dialogue with the others. Manifesting as a complex constellation of references to books Hundley has read, images he has collected and music he has listened to, the hand-printed canvases and works on paper directly correspond to significant moments in his life. Through Oct. 20, at team (gallery, inc.). At 47 Wooster St., btw. Grand & Broome Sts. Hours: Wed.-Sat., 10am-6pm & Sun., 12-6pm). Call 212-279-9219 or visit teamgal.com.

As a former political cartoonist, Ortega has taken a longstanding interest in social and political narratives. He deconstructs familiar objects and creates new arrangements in which each component can be reconsidered. Ortega is fascinated by systems, and the relationship between individual parts. Playful and deeply provocative, his sculptures, installations and photographic works draw on unusual connections between tools, thought and written words. This exhibition features a large-scale installation composed of 25 twisted steel sculptures hanging from the ceiling. Sept. 12–Oct. 26, at Gladstone Gallery (530 W. 21st St., btw. 10th & 11th Aves.). Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10am-6pm. Call 212206-9300 or visit gladstonegallery.com.

Copyright Damián Ortega, courtesy Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels

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Marc Hundley’s “Living for right now” (part of “The Waves”) is on view, at team (gallery, inc.), through Oct. 20.

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Just Do Art! BY SCOTT STIFFLER  

REVOLUTION BOOKS’ BENEFIT AUTHOR SERIES PRESENTS EVE ENSLER

Go ahead and make that joke about being in the red. They’ve probably heard it before, maybe even told it — although the possibility of Revolution Books closing its doors is no laughing matter. The lease on their 26th St. store is up, and $30,000 must be raised by the end of the month if they’re to remain in Manhattan. Let’s hope. In addition to Housing Works Bookstore Cafe and Bluestockings (both located below Houston), Chelsea’s own Revolution Books is one of the city’s essential brick and mortar destinations for printed political material as well as author readings, film screenings, open mic events and passionate discourse on social justice and human rights issues. On Sept. 19, playwright and activist Eve Ensler (“The Vagina Monologues”) steps up to the plate, as the fourth speaker in Revolution Books’ benefit author series. She’ll be reading from her new book, “In the Body of the World” — a memoir about her battle with stage 4 uterine cancer in 2010 at the age of 57. A discussion follows the reading. Thurs., Sept. 19, at 7pm. At Revolution Books (146 W. 26th St., btw. Sixth & Seventh Aves.). General admission: $35 ($100 benefit premium ticket includes book signed by the author). For info, call 212-691-3345 or visit revolutionbooksnyc. org. Regular hours: Mon.-Sat., 12-7pm.  

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Gabriel Abularach performs on Sept. 20, at the Wesbeth Music Festivl.

THE WESTBETH MUSIC FESTIVAL

Presented by Westbeth Music Works (a coalition committed to strengthening the musical contingent of the Westbeth Artists Housing community), the seventh annual edition of this festival marks both a return to form, and a rebirth (after Sandy flooded the basement spaces, destroying irreplaceable art, music equipment and livelihoods). The showcase of in-house jazz, funkadelic and vocal talent also features the debut of Westbeth Kids’ Groove — a day of music

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For the benefit of Revolution Books: Eve Ensler reads from “In the Body of the World,” on Sept. 19.

and art for, and with, children. On Fri., Sept. 20, 8-9:30pm (in the community room), Michael Moss and Billy Stein celebrate the release of their CD, “Intervals.” Then, until 11pm, it’s ZONE (with Arelene Gottfried & Gabriel

Aubularach) and Music Now (Ras Moshe, Shayna Dulberger, Katie Bull & John Pietaro). On Sat., Sept. 21, 1-5pm in the courtyard, “Soundwaves” features Madeline Yayodele Nelson & Egbe Omo Shekere, Luanda Capoeira, Richard Hundley’s Art Songs, Jim O’Donnell Blues, Valerie Ghent’s Funky 5, John Eckert’s NYJAZZ9 and the Chris Hunter Quartet. From 6-9pm (in the community room), the “Chamber Meets Jazz” roster includes Mike Holover’s Brass Sextet, Beth Griffith & John McGuire, Poet Ilsa Gilbert, Marie McAuliffe and Dave Gould. Then, from 9-11pm, “Dance Party” has performanc-

es from Barry Temkin & The Raytones, Paul Muranyi and Dave Mann’s funkadelic Mannmadesound. The Westbeth Kids Groove, 11am-5pm on Sun., Sept. 22 (in the courtyard) has storytelling sessions from Regina Ress and entertainment from The Luanda Capoeira, Perry Dance Kids Kabaret, Hal Miller (from “Sesame Street”) with the PS41 Songbirds Choir;, The GrooveCats Jazz Band, JJROC, Catalyst, Minda Cowen’s Violin Ensemble. The festival concludes, from 6-11pm in the community room, with “Voices of Westbeth” — featuring Val Hawk & The Bob Dorough Quartet, Alexandra Leff, the Janet Parrish Trio, Ken Wade, Eve Zanni & The Sweethots and Marya Zimmet. Free. Fri., Sept. 20 through Sun., Sept. 22. At the Westbeth community room (155 Bank St.) and courtyard (Washington & Bank Sts.). For info and a schedule of events: westbethmusicworks.org and westbeth.org.

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‘Army’ a blast, from protests past

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The gang’s all here: a cast of 35 swells the ranks of “The Bonus Army.”

Judson Arts’ immersive “environmental theatre” production of David Epstein’s classic 1976 American protest musical boasts a cast of 35, a rousing score and lyrics by fourtime Obie-winning composer Al Carmines and a wealth of social, economic and political issues that 2013 audiences will surely regard as utterly contemporary (and quite possibly, contemptible). It’s 1932 — and in the dark early days of the Great Depression, a movement that could have been called “Occupy D.C.” is beginning to ferment. Tens of thousands of unemployed World War I veterans travel from all over

the United States to march on Washington, D.C., demanding that Congress (which had voted the war veterans a cash bonus to be paid in 1945), redeem their bonus certificates immediately. They called themselves the Bonus Expeditionary Force, but were known as “The Bonus Army.” Through Sept. 19. Wed.-Sat. at 8pm, Sun. at 3pm. Tues., Sept. 17 at 8pm. At The Gym at Judson Memorial Church (243 Thompson St., at Washington Sq. South). Tickets are $18. Order at brownpapertickets.com. The two-hour runtime includes one 15-minute intermission. For more info: judson.org/bonusarmy.

You’re in the Army now: Judson Arts’ production of a 1976 classic depicts a protest that echoes the OWS movement.

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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF Laureate BW. 2150 LLC Arts of Org filed with Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/30. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to: LAW OFFICE OF Z. TAN PLLC 110 E 59TH ST., STE 3200, NY, NY 10022. Principal business address: County of NY. Purpose: any lawful act. 2147291 w.o Vil: 09/12 - 10/17/2013 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION of BOP One North End LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 09/05/13. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 250 Vesey St., 15th Fl., New York, NY 10281. LLC formed in DE on 09/03/2013. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o Corporation Service Company, 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE addr. of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Vil: 09/12 - 10/17/2013 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF TwinkyClean LLC Arts of Org filed with Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/26/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to principal business address: 613 W 146th St Apt 3R MB 7 NY, NY 10031 4316 USA. Purpose: any lawful act. 2144794 w.o Vil: 09/12 - 10/17/2013 7013 VETERANS AVENUE LLC Art. Of Org. Filed Sec. of State of NY 07/29/2013. 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 OMRI MININ, 404 East 79th Street, Apt. 15C, New York, NY 10075. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity. Vil: 09/12 - 10/17/2013

AV HOLDINGS GP LLC a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 8/2/13. Office location: NewYork County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 61 W. 8th St., NY, NY 10011. General Purposes. Vil: 09/12 - 10/17/2013 YU NEW YORK LLC a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 8/7/13. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Aldo V. Vitagliano, 150 Purchase St., Ste. 9, Rye, NY 10580. General Purposes. Vil: 09/12 - 10/17/2013 Notice of Formation of CITY FIRE LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/03/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 733 Ridgedale Ave., E. Hanover, NJ 07936 Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 09/12 - 10/17/2013 Notice of Qualification of IH3 PROPERTY GP LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/29/13. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 08/08/13. Princ. office of LLC: 345 Park Ave., NY, NY 10154. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co. (CSC), 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. DE addr. of LLC: c/o CSC, 2811 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, Dept. of State, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 09/12 - 10/17/2013 Notice of Formation of COCOTTE FIFTH AVENUE LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/28/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Deborah A. Nilson & Associates, PLLC, 10 E. 40th St., Ste. 3310, NY, NY 10016. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 09/12 - 10/17/2013

Notice of Formation of Chapter Two Properties, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/26/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, Attn: Forrest Zlochiver, 147 W. 35th St., Room 803, NY, NY 10001. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 09/12 - 10/17/2013 Notice of Formation of SEM KIDS DESIGN LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/9/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Mamiye Brothers, Inc., 1385 Broadway, 18th Fl., NY, NY 10018. Purpose: any lawful purpose. Vil: 09/12 - 10/17/2013 Notice of Formation of MSH Partners LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/19/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o United Corporate Services, Inc., Ten Bank St., Ste. 560, White Plains, NY 10606. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 09/12 - 10/17/2013 Notice of Formation of Z-432/52A LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/14/12. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 60 E. 56th St., 11th Fl., NY, NY 10022. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 09/12 - 10/17/2013 Notice of Qualification of Adam Plus Company LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 8/5/13. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in DE on 1/25/13. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 261 Madison Ave., Ste. 9038, NY, NY 10016, principal business address. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Vil: 09/12 - 10/17/2013 Notice of Qualification of CTC Alternatives Access Fund L.P. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 8/6/13. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 1290 E. Main St., Stamford, CT 06902. LP formed in DE on 7/12/13. 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: 09/12 - 10/17/2013

Notice of Qualification of Solus Recovery Fund III LP Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 7/30/13. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 410 Park Ave., 11th Fl., NY, NY 10022. LP formed in DE on 7/19/13. 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: 09/12 - 10/17/2013 Notice is hereby given a license, number 1273144 for wine and beer has been applied for by the undersigned to sell wine and beer at retail in a restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at Flatiron Public Plaza North, New York, New York 10010 for on premises consumption. Applicant- IHI-NY LLC d/b/a mini ilili Vil: 09/05 - 09/12/2013 Notice is hereby given a license, number 1273095 for liquor, has been applied for by the undersigned to sell liquor at retail in a hotel under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 451 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10017 for on premises consumption. Applicant- 451 Lexington Realty LLC and 443 Lexington Ave Inc. d/b/a Club Quarters, Grand Central and Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse. Vil: 09/05 - 09/12/2013 Notice is hereby given that a license, number 1272473 for liquor has been applied for by the undersigned to sell liquor at retail under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 832-836 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019 for on premises consumption. PBQ LLC d/b/a BarBacon Vil: 09/05 - 09/12/2013 Notice is hereby given that an on-premises license, #TBA has been applied for by TDDG Inc. d/b/a East Village Social to sell beer, wine and liquor at retail in an on premises establishment. For on premises consumption under the ABC law at 126 St. Marks Place New York NY 10009. Vil: 09/05 - 09/12/2013 Notice is hereby given that a Vessel license, #TBA has been applied for by Spirit Cruises, LLC d/b/a Manhattan Elite to sell beer, wine and liquor at retail in an on premises establishment. For on premises consumption under the ABC law at Pier 62, Chelsea Piers New York NY 10011. Vil: 09/05 - 09/12/2013

Notice of Qualification of SIM III, LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/20/13. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 08/14/13. Princ. office of LLC: 10 E. 53rd St., 37th Fl., NY, NY 10022. NYS fictitious name: SIM FUNDING III, LLC. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co. (CSC), 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543, regd. agent upon whom and at which process may be served. DE addr. of LLC: c/o CSC, 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, New Castle Cnty., DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., John B. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 09/05 - 10/10/2013 \PROBATE CITATION File No. 2012-3948. SURROGATE’S COURT - NEW YORK COUNTY, CITATION, THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, By the Grace of God Free and Independent TO: Gilbert Lovitt, Pamela Green, Abraham R. Pelotin, and the Public Administrator of the County of New York. Milton Wiggins, II and Barbara Jean Arthur, a/k/a, if living and if dead, to his/ her heirs at law, next of kin and distributees whose names and places of residence are unknown and if s/he died subsequent to the decedent herein to her/his executors, administrators, legatees, devisees, assignees and successors in interest whose names and places of residence are unknown and to all other heirs at law, next of kin and distributees of GERALD W. ARTHUR, the decedent herein, whose names and places of residence are unknown and cannot, after diligent inquiry be ascertained. A petition having been duly filed by David A. Caraway, Esq., who is domiciled at 166 West 122nd Street, 4E, New York, NY 10027. YOU ARE HEREBY CITED TO SHOW CAUSE before the Surrogate’s Court, NEW YORK County, at 31 Chambers Street, Room 503, New York, on Oct. 18, 2013, at 9:30 o’clock in the forenoon of that day, why a decree should not be made in the estate of GERALD W. ARTHUR lately domiciled at 149 East 29th Street, New York, NY admitting to probate a True Copy of the lost original Will dated 8/13/2002, a copy of which is attached, as the Will ofGERALD W. ARTHUR A/K/A GERALD ARTHUR, deceased, relating to real and personal property, and directing that Letters Testamentary issue to: David A. Caraway, Esq. Dated, Attested and Sealed, August 30, 2013, HON. Rita Mella, Surrogate, Diana Sanabria (Seal), Chief Clerk. Ralph M. Randazzo, Esq., Attorney for Petitioner, (631)673-4998, Telephone Number, 464 New York Avenue, Huntington, New York 11743, Address of Attorney. [Note: This citation is served upon you as required by law. You are not required to appear. If you fail to appear it will be assumed you do not object to the relief requested. You have a right to have an attorney appear for you.] Vil: 09/05 - 09/26/2013

NOTICE OF FORMATION of IMAGINEMOTION PRODUCTIONS LLC Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 07/08/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY has been designated as an agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. The address to which SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC is to: IMAGINEMOTION PRODUCTIONS LLC, 45 West 132nd Street, APT 7K, New York, NY 10037. Purpose: To engage in any lawful act or activity. Vil: 09/05 - 10/10/2013 NOTICE OF FORMATION of CBV Fine Cars, LLC (“LLC”). Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (“SSNY”) on August 9, 2013. Office location: New York County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process may be served, and SSNY shall mail a copy of any such process served c/o Conrad B. Voldstad, 340 E. 64th Street, Apt. 8A, New York, New York 10065. The principal office of the LLC is 340 E. 64th Street, Apt. 8A, New York, New York 10065. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 09/05 - 10/10/2013 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF Anchorage IO GP IV, L.L.C. Authority filed with the Sect of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/20/13. N.Y. Office Loc: NY County. LLC formed in DE on 8/5/13. SSNY has been designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 200 Bellevue Pkwy, Ste 210, Wilmington, 19809. DE addr. of LLC: 200 Bellevue Pkwy, Ste 210, Wilmington, 19809. Cert of Form filed with DE Sect of State, PO Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 09/05 - 10/10/2013

Notice of Qual. of 690 Madison Mezz LLC Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 6/28/13. Office loc.: NY County. LLC org. in DE 6/5/13. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to NRAI, 111 8th 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: 09/05 - 10/10/2013 Notice of Qual. of 121 Greene Retail Owner LLC Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 7/3/13. Office loc.: NY County. LLC org. in DE 7/2/13. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to NRAI, 111 8th 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: 09/05 - 10/10/2013 Notice of Qual. of 232 Capital Management LLC Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 12/17/12. Office loc.: NY County. LLC org. in DE 12/12/12. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to Att: Andrew O’Connor, 100 William St., Ste. 2005, NY, NY 10038. 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: 09/05 - 10/10/2013

Notice of RECIDIVIST FILMS, LLC Formation of Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/23/13. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: c/o CRM, 205 Hudson St., Ste. 1002, NY, NY 10013. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 205 Hudson St., Ste. 1002, NY, NY 10013. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 09/05 - 10/10/2013

Notice of Qual. of Alkeon Select Partners, LP Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/9/13. Office loc.: NY County. LP org. in DE 1/7/13. SSNY desig. as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to 350 Madison Ave., NY, NY 10017. 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: 09/05 - 10/10/2013

Notice of Qual. of 221 W29 Garage LLC Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 6/12/13. Office loc.: NY County. LLC org. in DE 6/11/13. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to NRAI, 111 8th 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: 09/05 - 10/10/2013

Notice of Qual. of Altalis Capital (GP), LLC Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 2/6/13. Office loc.: NY County. LLC org. in DE 2/5/13. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to Att: Samuel Elder, 885 Third Ave., 24th Fl., NY, NY 10022. 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: 09/05 - 10/10/2013

Notice of Qual. of Altalis Capital Partners, LP Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 2/6/13. Office loc.: NY County. LP org. in DE 2/5/13. SSNY desig. as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to Att: Samuel Elder, 885 Third Ave., 24th Fl., NY, NY 10022. 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: 09/05 - 10/10/2013 Notice of Qual. of 1735 Del Gesu Partners II, L.P. Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/2/13. Office loc.: NY County. LP org. in DE 12/18/12. SSNY desig. as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to Att: John Townsend, 101 Park Ave., 48th Fl., NY, NY 10178. DE off. addr.: CSC, 2711 Centerville Rd., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of LP on file: SSDE, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Name/addr. of each gen. ptr. avail. at SSNY. Purp.: any lawful activities. Vil: 09/05 - 10/10/2013 NOTICE OF FORMATION of CONTENT X PRODUCT LLC Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 08/13/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY has been designated as an agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. The address to which SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC is to: CONTENT X PRODUCT LLC, 250 E Houston Street 9G, New York, NY 10002. Purpose: To engage in any lawful act or activity. Vil: 09/05 - 10/10/2013 Notice of Qualification of Illamasqua, LLC App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/21/13. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 3/15/13. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Gallet Dreyer & Berkey, LLP, 845Third Avenue, 5th Fl., NY, NY 10022, Attn: Tobias F. Ziegler, Esq. DE address of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Company, 2711 Centerville Road, Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 09/05 - 10/10/2013 Notice of Qualification of Broad Street Real Estate Credit Partners II, L.P. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/14/13. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 5/10/13. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 200 West St., NY, NY 10282. DE address of LP: Corporation Trust Center, 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Name/address of each genl. ptr. available from SSNY. Cert. of LP filed with DE Secy. of State, PO Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 09/05 - 10/10/2013


September 12 - 18, 2013

Notice of Qualification of AL-Stone Ground Tenant LLC App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/26/13. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 8/22/13. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: National Corporate Research, Ltd., 10 E. 40th St., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10016, the registered agent upon whom process may be served. DE address of LLC: 615 S. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 09/05 - 10/10/2013 Notice of Formation of Zeke80, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 5/10/13. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 21 E. 26th St., NY, NY 10010. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o Ellyn Roth Mittman, Esq., 110 E. 59th St., 23rd Fl., NY, NY 10022. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 09/05 - 10/10/2013 Notice is hereby given that a license, number 1273127, for beer and wine, has been applied for by the undersigned to sell beer and wine at retail in a restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 88 Reade St., aka 176 Church St., Corner Store 1, New York, NY 10013 for on premises consumption. Tribeca Hummus Inc., DBA Nish Nush Vil: 08/29 - 09/05/2013 Notice is hereby given that license #1273155 has been applied by the undersigned to sell wine at retail in a restaurant under the alcoholic beverage control law at 50 Macdougal Street, New York, NY 10012 for on-premises consumption. BLEECKER STREET HOLDINGS, LLC d/b/a EMMETT’S Vil: 08/29 - 09/05/2013 NOTICE OF FORMATION of Marukuro, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 06/26/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY has been designated as an agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. The address to which SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC is to: Marukuro, LLC, 244 Fifth Avenue, Suite C110, New York, NY 10001 Purpose: To engage in any lawful act or activity. Vil: 08/29 - 10/03/2013 Notice of formation of RMR Hudson Properties, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/5/2013. Office location, County of New York. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 210 East 5th St., Unit 1, NY NY 10003. Purpose: any lawful act. Vil: 08/29 - 10/03/2013

ABKCO LA DANZA, LLC, a domestic LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 8/8/13. Office location: NewYork County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 85 5th Ave., 11th Fl., NY, NY 10003. General Purposes. Vil: 08/29 - 10/03/2013 Notice of Qualification of 540 WEST 26TH STREET INVESTORS IIA, LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/20/13. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 08/16/13. Princ. office of LLC: 10 E. 53rd St., 37th Fl., NY, NY 10022. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543, regd. agent upon whom and at which process may be served. DE addr. of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 08/29 - 10/03/2013 Notice of Formation of EXCLUSIVE GOLF APPAREL, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/23/13. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: 220 Riverside Blvd., Apt. 14A, NY, NY 10069. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Harvey Knotman at the princ. office of the LLC. Purpose: Sale of golf and other sporting merchandise. Vil: 08/29 - 10/03/2013 Notice of Qualification of Telx - New York II, LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/07/13. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 10/04/12. Princ. office of LLC: 1 State St., 21st Fl., NY, NY 10004. 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 DE, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Data Centers. Vil: 08/29 - 10/03/2013 Notice of Formation of ARTS LABORATORY LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/17/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Oliver Miller, 50 E. 89th St., Apt. 16A, NY, NY 10128. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 08/29 - 10/03/2013

Notice of Qualification of NUGENT POOH, LLC Authority filed with Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/06/13. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware on 07/26/13. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o National Registered Agents, Inc., 111 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY 10011. Address required to be maintained in home jurisdiction: c/o National Registered Agents, Inc., 160 Greentree Drive, Suite 101, Dover, Delaware 19904. Arts of Org filed with Secy of State of Delaware, Corporate Division, 401 Federal St., Suite 4, John G. Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Acquisition, development & management of Real Estate. Vil: 08/29 - 10/03/2013 Notice of Formation of Wells Fargo Arizona, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/22/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 636 Broadway, Suite 820, NY, NY 10012. Purpose: any lawful activity Vil: 08/29 - 10/03/2013 Notice of Formation of Plowright Holdings LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/18/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Fox Horan & Camerini LLP, 825 Third Ave., 12th Fl., New York, 10022. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 08/29 - 10/03/2013 Notice of Formation of LAM GEN 25 LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/20/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 202 Centre St., 6th Fl., NY, NY 10013. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 08/29 - 10/03/2013 Notice of Formation of LI Members, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 8/14/13. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 225 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204. 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: 08/29 - 10/03/2013

Notice of Qualification of Hedge Fund Select: ESG Domestic Opportunity Fund LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 8/7/13. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in DE on 6/7/13. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to the principal business address: 200 West St., NY, NY 10282. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, P.O. Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Vil: 08/29 - 10/03/2013 Notice of Formation of SALVIA PROPERTY LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/16/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to M. Nader Ahari, 524 Broadway, Ste. 405, NY, NY 10012. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 08/22 - 09/26/2013 Notice of Qualification of POWER I PRODUCTIONS, LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/02/13. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 06/24/13. 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 DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 08/22 - 09/26/2013 Notice of Qualification of NEUBERGER BERMAN EMERGING MARKETS EQUITY FUND L.P. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/05/13. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 06/14/13. Princ. office of LP: 605 Third Ave., NY, NY 10158. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. 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: 08/22 - 09/26/2013

Notice of Qualification of Topaz Exchange, LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/29/13. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 5/30/12. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: National Registered Agents, Inc., 111 Eighth Ave., NY, NY 10011. Address to be maintained in DE: c/o National Registered Agents, Inc., 160 Greentree Dr., Ste. 101, Dover, DE 19904. Arts of Org. filed with the DE Secretary of State, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities. Vil: 08/22 - 09/26/2013 Notice of Formation of Warren Spider LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/18/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, 101 Warren St., Ste. 3060, NY, NY 10007. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 08/22 - 09/26/2013 Notice of Qualification of School Improvement Network, LLC App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/8/13. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 4/11/11. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: National Corporate Research, Ltd. (NCR), 10 E. 40th St., NY, NY 10016, the registered agent upon whom process may be served. DE address of LLC: c/o NCR, 615 S. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 08/22 - 09/26/2013 Notice of Formation of Bolt Trading Solutions, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/8/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Menaker & Herrmann LLP, 10 E. 40th St., NY, NY 10016, Attn: Michiel A. Bloemsma. Purpose: any lawful purpose. Vil: 08/22 - 09/26/2013 Notice of Qualification of BMS Solutions LLC App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/30/13. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 7/26/13. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: National Corporate Research, Ltd. (NCR), 10 E. 40th St., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10016. DE address of LLC: NCR, 615 S. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 08/22 - 09/26/2013

EKT CONSULTING LLC, a domestic LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 5/9/13. Office location: NewYork County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 240 E. 39th St., #21G, NY, NY 10016. General Purposes. Vil: 08/22 - 09/26/2013 Notice of Formation of Bay Lane LLC amended to Town Line Realty Development LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/12/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to princ. bus. loc.: c/o 40 North Industries LLC, 9 W. 57th St., 30th Fl., NY, NY 10019. Purpose: any activities permitted by applicable law. Vil: 08/22 - 09/26/2013 Notice of Formation of TERRASTONE ELLWOOD HOLDINGS L.P. Certificate filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/31/2012. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LP, 40 Rector St., Ste. 1500, NY, NY 10006. Name/address of each genl. ptr. available from SSNY. Term: until 12/31/2099. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 08/22 - 09/26/2013 Notice of Formation of LUCID MANAGEMENT AND ADVISORY LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/17/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o United Corporate Services, Inc., 10 Bank St., Ste. 560, White Plains, NY 10606, the registered agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 08/22 - 09/26/2013 Notice of Qualification of Sterling Ridge Fund LP Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 8/2/13. Office location: NY County. LP formed in DE on 6/6/13. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 1325 Ave. of the Americas, 25th Fl., NY, NY 10019, principal business address. DE address of LP: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Name/address of genl. ptr. available from NY Sec. of State. Cert. of LP filed with DE Sec. of State, P.O. Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Vil: 08/22 - 09/26/2013

Notice of Qualification of Red Baron LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 7/26/13. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 5 E. 22nd St., Apt. 9J, NY, NY 10010. LLC formed in DE on 6/24/13. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o Withers Bergman LLP, 430 Park Ave., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10022. 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: 08/22 - 09/26/2013 Notice of Formation of LA VOCE D’ITALIA USA, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/06/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 1120 Ave. of the Americas, 4Fl., NY, NY 10036. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 08/15 - 09/19/2013 Notice of Formation of EAST SIDE DENTAL SMILES, PLLC Arts. of Org. was filed with SSNY on 8/8/13. Office location: NewYork County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC whom process against may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, 47 Boulder Ridge Rd., Scarsdale, NY 10583. Purpose: to engage in the practice of Dentistry. Vil: 08/15 - 09/19/2013 NOTICE OF FORMATION of TFS2, LLC Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/21/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY has been designated as an agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. The address to which SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC is to: Laura Nuter, TFS2, LLC, 58 Montgomery Place, #3, Brooklyn, NY 11215. Purpose: To engage in any lawful act or activity. Vil: 08/15 - 09/19/2013 Notice of Qualification of TENSILE CAPITAL GP LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 07/09/13. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 02/08/12. Princ. office of LLC: 150 E. 52nd St., 17th Fl., NY, NY 10022. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the 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, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 08/15 - 09/19/2013

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NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF HARDER MIRELL & ABRAMS LLP Certificate filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 07/31/2013. Office location: NY County. SSNY has been designated as an agent upon whom process against the LLP may be served. The address to which SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLP is to 1801 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 1120, Los Angeles, CA 90067. Purpose: practice the profession of law. Vil: 08/15 - 09/19/2013 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY NAME: ABI SIX LLC Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 06/12/06. The latest date of dissolution is 12/31/2099. Office location: New York County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, c/o Lawrence P. Wolf, Esq., Six Hemlock Hills, Chappaqua, New York 10514. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. Vil: 08/15 - 09/19/2013 Notice of Formation of Picasso Jetpack LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/14/12. 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 Buchbinder and Warren, One Union Square West, 4th Fl., NY, NY 10003. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 08/15 - 09/19/2013 Notice of Formation of AG OOT LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/2/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 142 Greene St., Ste. 4N, NY, NY 10012. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 08/15 - 09/19/2013 Notice of Formation of Babeth’s Feast E-Commerce, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/2/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 19 W. 12th St., NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 08/15 - 09/19/2013 Notice of Formation of CA 2952 Third Avenue LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/1/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, 1407 Broadway, 41st Fl., NY, NY 10018. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 08/15 - 09/19/2013


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Three-peat! Mendez fends off pastor primary challenge Continued from page 1 Mendez is the clear winner. After a long day, Mendez paused at her victory party for a lengthy sit-down interview. She had been on the go since 7 a.m., and had visited more than 25 sites in her district, which covers the East Village, part of the Lower East Side, Union Square, Gramercy and the Kips Bay neighborhoods.  Before the interview began, Mendez pointed out her middle school English teacher from Williamsburg, Brooklyn, who sat across from her.  

Notice of Qualification of Optima Securities LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 7/29/13. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in DE on 7/25/13. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 10 E. 53rd St., NY, NY 10022, Attn: General Counsel. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Vil: 08/15 - 09/19/2013 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF Miedel & Mysliwiec LLP Certificate filed with Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/21/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLP to principal business address: Trinity Centre, 111 Broadway, Ste 1401, NY NY 10006. Purpose: any lawful act. Vil: 08/08 - 09/12/2013 NOTICE OF FORMATION of Tailor Dot Com LLC Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/31/2012. Office location: Manhattan County. SSNY has been designated as an agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. The address to which SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC is to: Tailor Dot Com LLC 152 East 48th Street, New York, NY 10017. Purpose: To engage in any lawful act or activity. Vil: 08/08 - 09/12/2013 Notice of Qualification of Hercules Technology SBIC Management, LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/26/13. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 11/17/03. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 400 Hamilton Ave., Ste. 310, Palo Alto, CA 94301. Address to be maintained in DE: 160 Greentree Dr., Ste. 101, Dover, DE 19904. Arts of Org. filed with the DE Secretary of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities. Vil: 08/08 - 09/12/2013

Notice of Qualification of LD Acquisition Company 11 LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/29/13. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 1/26/12. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: National Registered Agents, Inc., 111 Eighth Ave., NY, NY 10011. Address to be maintained in DE: 160 Greentree Dr., Ste. 101, Dover, DE 19904. Arts of Org. filed with the DE Secretary of State, John G.Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities. Vil: 08/08 - 09/12/2013 Notice of Qual. of 2 Rector Kushner Manager LLC Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 6/3/13. Office loc.: NY County. LLC org. in DE 5/30/13. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to Kushner Co., 666 Fifth Ave., 15th Fl., NY, NY 10103, 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: 08/08 - 09/12/2013 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: CHANCELLOR STREET MANAGEMENT LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 07/24/13. Office location: New York County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 290 Sixth Avenue, Apt 3D, New York, New York 10014. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. Vil: 08/08 - 09/12/2013

“She’s the one who validated everything I knew,” Mendez said. “I was being discriminated against because I was a girl.” Her teacher told her that was not right, and Mendez found a mentor who has been around ever since. In addition to her former teacher, community activists, campaign volunteers and local friends surrounded Mendez on Tuesday night. Mendez thought the voter turnout on Tuesday was pretty slow, but she received positive responses from her constituents. She did run into two of what she called “your average disgruntled voter.” However, considering the number of people she met, the two did not bother Mendez. 

Notice of Qualification of 385 GOLD INVESTORS IIA, LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 07/24/13. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 07/02/13. Princ. office of LLC: 10 E. 53rd St., 37th Fl., NY, NY 10022. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co. (CSC), 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543, regd. agent upon whom and at which process may be served. DE addr. of LLC: c/o CSC, 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, New Castle Cnty., DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., John B. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 08/08 - 09/12/2013 Formation of Prof. Service LLC (DOMPROF.LLC). SHARON L. PATRICK, MD LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/5/13. Office loc.: New York Co. SSNY is designated as agent of DOM-PROF. LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The principal bus. loc. and address SSNY shall mail copy of process to is 800-A 5th Ave., Ste. 503, New York, NY 10021. Mgmt. shall be by one or more members. Purpose: The practice of medicine. Vil: 08/08 - 09/12/2013 Application for Authority of Avenue Realty Capital LLC filed with the Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/22/13. The LLC was formed in DE 10/11/12. Office loc.: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The principal business loc. and address SSNY shall mail copy of process is 100 Park Ave., 16th Fl., New York, NY 10017. The office address in DE is 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Formation filed with the Sec. of State, Div. of Corporations, Townsend Bldg., Federal & Loockerman Sts., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 08/08 - 09/12/2013

110 E. 40th ST. LLC, a domestic LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 7/19/13. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Richard Nejat, 401 E. 60th St., Ste. 3D, NY, NY 10022. General Purposes. Vil: 08/08 - 09/12/2013 Notice of Formation of Babeth’s Feast 1422 3rd Avenue, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/24/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 19 W. 12th St., NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 08/08 - 09/12/2013 Notice of Formation of SUMNER, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/6/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 1740 Broadway, NY, NY 10019, Attn: Gregg Brochin, the registered agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 08/08 - 09/12/2013 Notice of Formation of HBS 15B LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 07/26/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 505 Park Ave., 8th Fl., NY, NY 10022. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 08/08 - 09/12/2013

Rosie Mendez.

She admitted to not being nervous, and had faith in the work she has accomplished in District 2.   “This is what democracy is about,” Mendez said.  Her approach is direct and pragmatic; she had a job to do, and now that it is done, she informed the voters of her successes. Mendez did reveal that she was nervous for other candidates, and pegged herself as a worrier. She and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who lost her bid at a chance to be the Democratic mayoral nominee, have known each other for 26 years, when they first met doing housing advocacy work. Mendez shared text messages between the two from earlier that day expressing their mutual respect and admiration for each other. While attentive to the interview, Mendez followed Quinn’s race with a close eye when it flashed on the flat-screen television. Mendez believes that as mayor, Quinn would have fought hard to preserve rent-stabilized and public housing.   “We can’t afford to lose anymore,” she said. Mendez hopes to continue housing preservation in her third-term, which she said is always an issue in her district. With eight years of experience behind her, Mendez wants to move forward with lessons learned from Hurricane Sandy last October. She had entered flooded New York City Housing Authority buildings, and relied on nonprofit groups, tenant associations and block associations to help assist residents.   “Where we were most effective was where those groups were organized,” she said.  Mendez wants to continue working with these groups, and to compile comprehensive lists of residents in local NYCHA housing.  “When we strengthen our community, you strengthen people,” she said.  After Sandy struck, Mendez recalled attending meetings and waiting for deliveries of supplies that took days to come. Her district also experienced an almost weeklong blackout as the weather turned cold.  Mendez remembered Deputy Mayor Howard Wolfson, at a meeting at City Hall, asking Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer about the blackout: “What’s the big deal?” Mendez was furious, and she said people had to physically hold her back.  To be better prepared, Mendez has been actively working with the local Long-Term Recovery Group that was formed after Sandy. Mendez thinks collaboration and a coordinated effort will be the key to helping the district in the future. “My job is demanding, but I really love my job,” she said. Mendez looks forward to working harder than she has before, and wants to focus on

creating more schools. She has used capital dollars to improve schools, and wants a mayor who will focus on education.  “Bloomberg called himself the ‘education mayor’; he fell short,” she said.  During the interview, Mendez’s campaign workers gave her updates on her race. She beat Del Rio 2 to 1 at the polling site where his church, Abounding Grace Ministries, meets, P.S. / M.S. 34, at E. 12th St. and Avenue D. Mendez also found out she was ahead at several other sites.  “It feels good,” she said. Mendez was grateful to everyone who volunteered their time and support, and trusted her that she could be their voice.  When asked about plans following her third term, Mendez, a lawyer, said she is going to concentrate on her job the next four years. 

Richard Del Rio.

“I don’t know what the possibilities are, but if something would come along that I might be good at, I would consider running for something else,” she said. Mendez also said she could be an activist since there are different ways of making changes.   According to Mendez, her activism began at age 6 when she protested that her brother was allowed to play outside in his Sunday suit, but she had to stay inside in her dress.   The mood at Del Rio’s post-election party at Cafe Royale, on Avenue C near E. 10th St., was decidedly more somber. In a quick interview before he gave his concession speech, Del Rio was upbeat about his run.   “I’m feeling good. I gave it everything, and I had a great team,” he said. “The people have spoken.” Arlene Del Rio, his wife, felt they put up a good fight and tried hard to win.  “He had a lot of good ideas,” she said of her husband. “I’d like to see if we can work with Rosie.” Del Rio thanked his volunteers in his speech, and acknowledged he was a political outsider, but was grateful for his family and staff. He was positive about his campaign experience, and enjoyed meeting people in the district.  “This is not over,” he vowed. “I’ve become so much smarter.”  Del Rio will return to his full-time pastor job, and plans to continue working with the community in Council District 2. After congratulating Mendez in a phone call, he told her he was available to help.   “I feel we can bring something to the table,” he said.


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leTTeRs To The ediToR

SPECIAL BONUS 2013

Something to sing about

Continued from page 10 message was always clear. She was on the side of the people. She shows up in a number of places in my archive. R.I.P. Clayton Patterson

A happy ending for once! To The Editor: Re “‘Mosaic Man’ regains pole position” (photo, Sept. 5): I was upset when I saw that this landmark was removed, but very pleased and shocked that the city put it back, intact with all the wonderful mosaics. Thanks, Department of Transportation. Kimberly Kenney

To The Editor: Re “See it in September” (arts article, Aug. 22): Big congrats for luring Jim Caruso to The Villager with an arts-recommendation column. One of the nicest and hippest people in show business, he knows everyone. Delighted. Cynthia Crane Story E-mail letters, not longer than 250 words in length, to news@thevillager.com or fax to 212229-2790 or mail to The Villager, Letters to the Editor, 515 Canal St., Suite 1C, NY, NY 10013. Please include phone number for confirmation purposes. The Villager reserves the right to edit letters for space, grammar, clarity and libel. The Villager does not publish anonymous letters.

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