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Gunfire wounds 4 at SOB’s; Hoylman pushes bullet bill By Lincoln Anderson SOB’s stands for Sounds of Brazil. But last Thurs., Sept. 12, the sound of gunfire broke out inside the well-known Hudson Square music club, at Varick and Houston Sts. Four people were wounded in the incident, which sparked a chaotic, mad rush for the exit by frightened clubgoers, during which some were trampled and left with cuts. The shots, reportedly

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Marionette master Ricky Syers recently added a new member to his “family,” Doris Diether, the veteran Village activist. See Page 13.

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Mayor announces developers for $1.1 billion SPURA project By Heather Dubin After nearly 50 years of inertia at the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area, on Wednesday Mayor Bloomberg announced that developers have been selected for a $1.1 billion plan for the site’s nine remaining city-owned lots at the foot of the Williamsburg Bridge. The selected developers are L+M Development Partners, BFC Partners and Taconic Investment Partners. Bloomberg and city officials revealed the project’s full scope at a press confer-

ence held inside a derelict former public market building on Essex St., part of the SPURA project site. The nine vacant lots will be transformed into a mixed-use complex of commercial space and 1,000 residential apartments. Half the residential units will be permanent affordable housing for low-, moderate- and middle-income families and senior citizens. The other half will be market rate. Some highlights of the 1.65-million-square-foot development, to be

called Essex Crossing, include an Andy Warhol Museum, an expanded Essex Street Market, office space, a dual-generational school run by The Educational Alliance, a rooftop urban farm, a movie theater and a bowling alley. Designed by SHoP Architects and Beyer Blinder Belle, the project is anticipated to break ground in spring 2015 for five buildings. Essex Crossing will also be home to a future potential school, along with a hub for entrepreneurs and the technology sector.

from a single gunman, broke out around 12:15 a.m. right before the rapper Fat Trel was set to take the stage to perform cuts from his new mixtape, “SDMG” (Sex, Drugs, Money, Guns). According to police, four people suffered nonfatal bullet wounds. The Daily News reported that two individuals were taken by ambulance to Beth Israel Medical

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Sweet connection on Avenue C; Tarts team with Girls Club By Heather Dubin There is nothing like a sassy tart. And when it comes in the form of a Magpie, a handmade, all-natural tart with flavors ranging from blueberry and chocolate to salted apple caramel, a seasonal special, you can’t go wrong.  Meghan Ritchie and Paul Jones, co-owners of Magpies,

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have found a home base at The Lower Eastside Girls Club’s Sweet Things Bake Shop on Avenue C near Eighth St. and a new partnership with the Girls Club. A friend of the couple’s who was helping out at the Girls Club told them kitchen space was available at the

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He can ‘handle’ cannoli comp Last Thursday’s cannoli-eating contest in Little Italy at the Feast of San Genarro got pretty hairy, at least for this guy, above. The chomp comp was sponsored by Ferrara bakery and sanctioned by the International Federation of Professional Eaters — which apparently is still resisting a badly needed ban on handlebar moustaches. On Saturday, former Governor Mario Cuomo and Matilda Cuomo presided as grand marshals at the San Gennaro procession, which featured four floats, two Fiat cars, local favorites the Red Mike Band, plus two other marching bands. The festival began Sept. 12 and runs through Sept. 22 on Mulberry St.

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notebook Johnson picnic party: Corey Johnson celebrated his City Council District 3 primary win with a picnic for his supporters in Hudson River Park just north of the Chelsea Piers. In the photo at right, from left, Johnson’s campaign manager RJ Jordan, volunteer Ann Gael, Johnson and volunteer Dan Cohen. In photo at below, from left, volunteers Laurie Hardjowirogo, Nancy Shamban, Kate Linker and Debo Gaffney.

Hold your hauses! Is Richard Stewart running against Corey Johnson in the November general election? That’s what many political observers want to know — because it seems that his name is being put out there. Actually, Stewart told us, his name is only being used as a “placeholder,” presumably if another candidate wants to take the spot. Stewart last week won election as the Village’s male Republican district leader, joining his female counterpart, Shirley Hayes, but, he assured us, he’s not running for City Council. “The Republican Party used my name as a placeholder for District 3 — but I live in District 2,” he said. “I plan to support Corey,” he added. Stewart said he doesn’t think his name will actually appear on the ballot against Johnson, but he’s not totally sure of that, and advised us to call the Republican Party for Manhattan. “Even if I was on the ballot, it’s a moot point. I couldn’t run,” he said. Plus, in a district with 180,000 voters and only about 6,000 Republicans, his chances of winning would be ridiculously slim anyway. We called the county G.O.P. on Wednesday to ask if Stewart would or wouldn’t be on the ballot, but a woman there said she was too busy that day to get us the information.

Like Johnson, Stewart, who co-chairs Community Board 2’s State Liquor Authority Committee, is gay. “Do I think Lhota has a chance? He does,” Stewart said in response to our question. “I support Lhota all the way.” … On another note, Stewart said he was disappointed that the S.L.A. Committee, in his absence and under his co-chairperson, Carter Booth, recently opted to recommend denial of a liquor license application for a new Euro house music club, to be called Haus, to replace the violence-plagued Greenhouse and W.i.P., at Varick and Vandam Sts. Under the Haus plan, the basement-level W.i.P. space would be used for storage, reducing the crowds by 300 to 400 people per night, according to Stewart. He couldn’t make the meeting because he had to attend his first Republican County Committee meeting the same night. He said he thinks Booth and the committee members are “hedging their bet,” hoping a restaurant will take over the Greenhouse space instead. We couldn’t get in touch with Booth by press time — we were playing phone-tag, but we’ll try to get the scoop from him for next week. In the meantime, while Haus may be on hold — or maybe kaput — Stewart will be putting his efforts into building up the G.O.P. Party in Downtown Manhattan. “One of my goals,”

he said, “is to create a Downtown Republican club and help establish a functional club down here in the Village.” Good luck, you’ll need it! Corrections: An article in last week’s Villager on the jumbo 9/11 American flag at Hester and Mott Sts. said the ceremony to take it down would be on Sun., Sept. 22. In fact, the flag will be taken down on Sat., Sept. 21, at sunset. … An article surveying East Villager voters’ reactions that ran in last week’s issue of The Villager, stated that an E. Sixth St. poll site was at the Lower Eastside Girls Club but it was the Boys & Girls Republic.

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Cowboy gets hitched to programmer A special wedding celebration was held for Randy Jones, the Village People’s original Cowboy, and software engineer Will Grega, at DL Rooftop in the East Village on Fri., Sept. 13. Presented by actor/event promoter Keith Collins, and hosted by author Mark Bego, the 13th Annual Kings & Cowboys birthday celebration for Collins and Jones included an intimate wedding reception for the disco legend and Grega, his partner of three decades, with family, friends and celebrity guests. Among the latter were former Village Voice columnist Michael Musto, fashion designer Ritchie Rich and Patrick McDonald, a.k.a. The Dandy of New York. Jones and Grega held a marriage T:9.875” ceremony previously, in 2004, before New York legalized same-sex marriage. Thanks to Maria Esteves for this exclusive photo.

By Lincoln Anderson The Village Voice has left the building — and left the Village entirely, for that matter. Its new home is on the 21st floor at 80 Maiden Lane, a few blocks away from what some say is a fitting symbol for the Voice’s new corporate ownership, Wall St. The Bedford + Bowery blog reported last Fri., Sept. 13, that the Voice had vacated 36 Cooper Square, where the well-known weekly had been based since 1991. Rumors that the Voice would be leaving the Village began swirling about a year ago. Founded in 1955, the Voice was the original alternative urban weekly paper. It was launched in a two-bedroom apartment in Greenwich Village, which was the area it covered most heavily at first. In the 1960s the paper expanded to cover the city. The Voice’s offices in the ’60s were in Sheridan Square. This past spring, the Voice laid off some of its most well-known writers and columnists, including gossip columnist Michael Musto. As quoted in Bedford + Bowery, the alt weekly’s new editor in chief, Tom Finkel, said the new space is better configured. Asked, though, if it’s really the Village Voice if it’s not in the Village, Finkel replied, “It’s not a neighborhood paper, it’s a New York paper.” Although 36 Cooper Square is in the Noho Historic District, Andrew Berman, director of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, said the Village Voice’s name won’t necessarily have to be preserved on the building’s facade. The Landmarks Preservation Commission has a rule under which exterior signage is not required to be kept. At most, if new signage is added, it might have to be the same style as the Voice signage, he said. Grace Church School will reportedly move into the vacated space at 36 Cooper Square.

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Hoylman handcuffed at U.N. in a protest for anti-AIDS tax By lincoln anderson  State Senator Brad Hoylman was arrested Wed., Sept. 18, along with AIDS activists in a protest action at the United Nations. On the opening day of a U.N. General Assembly meeting focusing on poverty and public health, Hoylman joined Charles King of Housing Works and other advocates in an act of civil disobedience to draw attention to the millions who lack access to lifesaving antiretroviral treatment because wealthy countries are cutting back on funding. They brought traffic in front of the U.N. to a halt and demanded that President Obama and other world leaders back a financial transaction tax, also known as a “Robin Hood Tax,” to generate revenue that could fund universal access to H.I.V. treatment, care and prevention, as well as other urgent priorities, such as climate change, healthcare, higher education and public transit needs. “There is so much good this small financial transaction tax could achieve, and particularly in the fight against H.I.V./AIDS,” said Hoylman,

whose district has one of the state’s highest concentrations of people living with H.I.V. “Just here in New York State, a modest increase in funding could help eliminate new infections by increasing access to treatment, expanding targeted prevention efforts, ensuring stable housing for vulnerable people with H.I.V., and making pre-exposure and post-exposure prophylaxis available to those who need it. “We need the U.N. and world leaders to commit to the Robin Hood Tax,” Hoylman urged, “so we can get to zero new infections in New York and around the world.” Every day in New York State, roughly 11 people are newly diagnosed with H.I.V. and five people die from the disease. Globally, access to H.I.V./AIDS treatment has fallen short of the U.N.’s Millennium Development Goal: 10 million people are receiving the treatment today while about 26 million people could benefit from the treatment. Advocates agree that a lack of financial resources is the biggest obstacle to achieving the goal of zero new H.I.V. infections.

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Mayor announces developers for SPURA mega-project Continued from page 1 Former SPURA residents were required by the city to vacate their tenement homes in 1967. The site was razed, and affordable housing was supposed to be built. Instead, nothing happened — except for years of arguments between community members and politicians — and the lots stood still. Former SPURA residents will receive top priority when applications are processed for apartments, and can seize the opportunity to return to the neighborhood decades later if they so desire. “In 1967, the site was demolished by government with promises of revitalization. What happened was only neglect,” Bloomberg said. “That promise of 1967 is now going to be fulfilled.” The mayor said the SPURA site represents the largest parcel of underdeveloped land in Manhattan south of 96th St.  Essex Crossing will create 1,600 new jobs and 4,400 construction jobs, with language in its contract that requires use of union labor. Bloomberg also pointed out the space is designed for small businesses, adult education classes and a community space run by the Grand Street Settlement.  “It’s a changing point of New York for the good, it really does have the support of everyone,” Bloomberg said. He complimented the community’s key role in the development process, and attributed it to the project’s success. Half of the affordable housing is scheduled for completion three years after ground is broken on the mega-project. Two more buildings should be constructed by 2021, with the entire project finished by 2024. “If anyone is opposed, raise your hand or forever hold your peace,” Bloomberg joked. “I’ve heard that before.”  Ron Moelis, C.E.O. of L+M Development Partners, said it

A rendering of how Broome St. by the Williamsburg Bridge will be redeveloped under the SPURA plan.

was a life goal of his to do this type of community work, and hopes Essex Crossing will serve as a model in other communities. He pointed out the area’s mix of populations, ethnicities and income. Kyle Kimball, president of the city’s Economic Development Corporation, said the project — notably, its small office spaces — would improve on the neighborhood’s historic strengths. “The 250-square-foot office spaces for creativity and technology will nurture the next generation of entrepreneurs on the Lower East Side,” he said. Smaller spaces will also help to keep the commercial use more affordable. Charles Bendit, co-C.E.O. of Teconic Investment Partners,

spoke about the Lower East Side as the place where his grandparents settled when they came to the United States.  “Essex Crossing will be home to the new Essex Market,” he said. “Many New Yorkers can trace their roots back to this neighborhood — and it’s designed to offer the same [kind of] entrepreneurial space. “Essex Crossing will transform New York City into an incubator for economic growth,” Bendit added. Bloomberg applauded City Councilmember Margaret Chin for helping shape Essex Crossing. “This is such a historic day,” Chin said. “People put aside their differences,” she added, referring to how a divided community was finally able to reach consensus on guidelines for the plan. The councilmember mentioned that people were critical of her for not securing 100 percent affordable housing at SPURA, but she acknowledged that 50 percent affordable housing was pretty good.  Chin also put in a plug for the new school with the mayor, and asked for his assistance securing the site, which is currently reserved and under consideration by the Department of Education.  When asked by a reporter if Essex Crossing could be reversed by the next mayor, Bloomberg dismissed the notion. “We’ve signed contracts,” he said. “It’s a done deal.” Another reporter questioned Bloomberg’s “legacy” on development, and wondered if Essex Crossing was the last significant project in his final term. “I have 140 days left,” Bloomberg said, implying he still had more work left to be done — and possibly more projects underway. In terms of making his mark, Bloomberg denied it’s something he’s focused on. “I’ve never thought much about ‘legacy,’ ” he said. “I’m not sure what it means.”

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Police BLOTTER Beth Israel bamboozled A doctor at Beth Israel Medical Center is accused of stealing more than $260,000 from the hospital, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance announced on Sept. 11. Lawrence Levitan, 58, was indicted on felony charges of grand larceny, falsifying business records and criminal tax fraud, the D.A. Said. According to court documents, Levitan was working at Beth Israel, in Gramercy, as an obstetrician gynecologist, and participated in the hospital’s Faculty Practice Plan, under which he was required to split payments evenly between himself and the hospital. But between February 2010 and September 2012, Levitan allegedly put checks from at least 685 patients directly into his personal bank account, the D.A. Said. Levitan’s criminal tax fraud charges stemmed from the result of that alleged activity, since Beth Israel, with Levitan’s consent, unwittingly underreported the doctor’s taxable wages in 2010 and 2011, according to court documents.

‘I’m gonna kill this baby’ Police arrested Ricardo Harper, 57, after he allegedly threatened to murder a baby with an umbrella near Union Square. A woman told police she was walking down E. 12th St., between Broadway and University Place,

around 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 12, with her baby in a stroller in front of her. She said that a strange man — later identified as Harper — walked past her while carrying an umbrella, and then turned to approach her. Harper then allegedly pointed his umbrella into the stroller and said, “I’m gonna kill this baby,” after which the woman immediately fled and reported the incident to police. Officers were able to spot and arrest Harper shortly afterward, during a canvass of the area. Harper was charged with menacing and criminal possession of a weapon.

Burglar busted An alleged thief slipped away from cops in the Village, but he was busted two days later after committing another crime in Lower Manhattan. Police said Andre Devore, 49, walked into Il Cantuccio, an Italian restaurant at 91 Christopher St., around 2:45 p.m. on Sept. 9, and then snuck past unwitting employees into the restaurant’s downstairs office. After entering the office through an open door, Devore allegedly grabbed $100 in cash and an employee’s cell phone before fleeing on foot. The restaurant’s management didn’t realize a crime had been committed until several hours later; so once it was eventually reported, Sixth Precinct police were unsuccessful in their canvass of the area to find Devore. But

officers obtained video surveillance footage that showed a clear image of the individual in the office during the time of the alleged theft. Then, on Sept. 11, Devore was arrested farther Downtown by First Precinct officers, for criminal possession of stolen property. Once he was booked in the system, Village police were were able to identify Devore as the suspect in the Sept. 9 video footage of the Il Cantuccio thefts, for which he was charged with burglary.

Subway samaritans Two heroic bystanders utilized the quickness of younger legs to take down a fleeing wallet thief on the afternoon of Sept. 14. It all started when an unsuspecting man, 56, was exiting the F/M subway station at W. 14th St. and Sixth Ave. around 1:30 p.m., police said. Santiago Talavera, 58, allegedly bumped into the man, snatched the wallet out of his pocket, and took off running out of the station. Two other men, 23 and 32, witnessed the incident and chased Talavera out of the station and up onto the street. The fleeing man tried to fight the two younger men off whenever they got close to him, police said, but they were eventually able to subdue him outside a Dunkin’ Donuts on Sixth Ave., midway between W. 14th and W. 15th Sts. While the victim called police, the subway samaritans restrained Talavera until officers arrived to arrest him. He was charged with robbery, grand larceny, jostling and criminal possession of stolen property.

Stop that car! Police said they spotted Muhammad Khan, 38, driving a Lincoln Town Car around 5 a.m. on Sept. 15 when he was blatantly in the bike lane while driving south on Hudson St. With the officers tailing him, Khan then reportedly made a left turn through a red light onto Horatio St., and continued eastbound until making another left to head north on W. Fourth St., blowing through a stop sign, police said. He reportedly ignored another stop sign when he turned onto W. 13th St. heading west. The officers tried to get Khan to pull over, turning on their lights and sirens, then using their patrol car’s loudspeaker to order him to stop, but he kept driving. Khan continued westbound on W. 13th St. until hitting Hudson St. once again, police said, where he turned left to begin speeding southbound. He then reportedly turned right on Jane St., heading west and racing through two more stop signs before making a left to head south on Washington St. The kooky car chase finally came to an end when the officers were able to box in his vehicle at the intersection of Washington and W. 12th Sts., police said. He was charged with reckless driving, reckless endangerment and unlawfully fleeing a police officer.

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“There is nothing in American art quite like [Woodruff’s] elegant, urgent, boldly colored murals.” —New York Times The New York University Office of Government & Community Affairs invites children aged 7 - 16 to a free immersive arts experience at the NYU 80WSE Gallery.

Saturday, September 28, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm 80WSE Gallery, 80 Washington Square East The event begins with a guided tour through the one-of-akind art exhibition “Rising Up,” showcasing vibrant murals that depict the African-American transition from slavery to freedom. Painted for Talladega College between 1938 and 1942 by African-American artist and NYU professor Hale Woodruff, the recently restored murals are striking symbols of the ongoing struggle for civil rights. Following their tour, the children will harness their own creativity during a hands-on workshop with local muralists from the Free Art Society, painting individual panels for the global Hearts of the World project. Lunch will be provided.

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Estelle Johnson, 89, leading leather clothes maker OBITUARy by Albert Amateau Estelle Johnson, a designer and maker of leather clothes and accessories who had her workshop in the basement of Native Leather on Bleecker St. for the past 38 years, died in Albany Memorial Hospital on Sept. 4, a week before her 90th birthday. In declining health for the past several months, she moved this year to Albany, where she was born and raised, according to her cousin, Marie Dukes. Known as Stella, Estelle Willie Johnson designed and made leather apparel for a generation of Villagers and did work for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Joffrey Ballet, Ballet Hispanico and

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help climbing up from her basement workshop on Bleecker St. even after she became frail. Born Sept. 10, 1923, Estelle Willie Johnson was the only child of Nellie Booth Johnson and William Johnson of Albany. She was born in the house built by her father, a carpenter. It was a big family because her mother raised several of Stella’s cousins, Dukes said. “Her father was from Sumpter, S.C.; her mother was from Collins, Miss., and they met in Albany where her mother was going to school,” Dukes said. The extended family lived in adjacent houses that her father built, Dukes recalled. Stella’s talent as an artist and designer was apparent early and she convinced her father to let her go to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. As a student, she lived in a Catholic girls’ residence. She met Conrad Center, a pianist, in Chicago and they got married after she graduated. The couple moved to Paris around 1947, part of the wave of black and white artists and musicians who found French culture attractive after World War II, especially for mixed-race couples. Her husband, who died around 1980, was white. “Estelle and her husband came back to New York around 1954, and with two other couples bought a house in the Hamptons as a sort of art colony, but it didn’t last very long,” Dukes said. Stella and Conrad led separate lives since the 1960s, but she was always very close to her cousins in Albany. “She made the Albany-Manhattan trip like it was a commute,” Dukes said. Two of her principal survivors are Freetta Dukes and Fleter Thorpe, her first cousins. But many cousins once and twice removed also survive. Estelle Johnson was the godmother to seven children. The funeral was Sept. 13 at the Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church, 163 Quail St., Albany. Burial was in Graceland Cemetery, Albany. Garland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Her memorial in the Village will be Mon., Sept. 30, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Trattoria Spaghetto, 232 Bleecker St.

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With a helping hand, healthy eatery opened faster by Heather Dubin Opening a bar or restaurant in New York is a little easier these days with the city’s New Business Acceleration Team. A free service by the division of the city’s Department of Small Business Services, the program offers new eating and drinking establishments an opportunity to set up shop at a much faster pace by helping streamline the process. Client managers for NBAT, as it’s known for short, work with business owners to help navigate construction plan reviews and coordinate multiagency inspections to meet city requirements. In a recent interview, Stephen Shallo, deputy director of operations for NBAT, discussed the team’s origins and the services they provide. Three years ago restaurateurs who experienced delays with inspections and difficulties securing permits approached Mayor Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn’s offices to ask for assistance. They wanted to make the process easier for new business owners to get started, and NBAT was created to meet this need. As a result, since April 2010, new business owners can rely on a client manager at NBAT to facilitate inspections with the New York Fire Department, the Department of Environmental Protection, the Department of Buildings and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. “The client manager walks business owners

through the entire process and holds their hand through all the different city agencies’ inspections because it can be pretty overwhelming,” Shallo said. With a staff of about 30, NBAT has seven client managers, including Shallo, who work with an average of 80 new businesses at a time. “We can help a business open in 60 days if they utilize all of our services,” he explained. “It can speed up that process that significantly.” Veronica Velez, an NBAT client manager, worked with Marissa Lippert, owner of Nourish Kitchen + Table, at 95 Greenwich Ave. to expedite the restaurant’s debut on July 15. Velez began working with Lippert in early May and was instrumental in coordinating F.D.N.Y. and D.O.B. inspections for her kitchen range hood plan review and system. She also made sure the Health Department site visit was compliant with city standards. In addition, Velez worked with Lippert’s plumber and D.O.B. to receive the gas authorization. According to Velez, it has taken up to three months for new businesses to get their gas turned on in the Village, but Lippert’s was up and running on July 8. “Being in constant contact is one of the big parts of client management,” Velez said. “We try to see the glitches before they happen.” Lippert, who is also a certified nutritionist, has spent the past two years working to open her first restaurant, and was grate-

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ful for Velez’s expertise. A friend directed Lippert to NBAT, and she ended up taking restaurant management classes at the New York City Business Solutions Center under the Department of Small Businesses Services. Lippert was in the final stretch of getting her restaurant off the ground when Velez, who received Lippert’s nutrition newsletter, contacted her to say she worked at NBAT. “Her e-mail was a godsend,” Lippert said. While Velez’s arrival was late in the game, she was extremely helpful in answering questions about construction, D.O.B. and Health Department requirements for mechanical items. She also worked on securing permits and inspections, and coordinated timing. “She did help move things along quickly and probably saved us two to four weeks,” Lippert said. Without Velez’s intervention, they could have been stuck in the system waiting for plumbing approval. “I think I called her ‘angel’ in multiple e-mails,” Lippert said. “She was so calm and cheerful, and really happy to help.” Velez’s work helped put the finishing touches on Nourish Kitchen + Table, which is a restaurant designed to merge healthy eating and delicious food. “I wanted to take the conversations I have in my office, from doing private nutrition work, and build it out in a brick-and-mortar place to produce beautiful fresh food to be helpful,” Lippert said.

Menu items range from kale salad to black quinoa with feta and a morning green juice that Lippert claims is the talk of the West Village. “We have a lot of people coming in and asking for it,” she said. Chef Thomas Curi uses fresh, seasonal, local ingredients to create inspired dishes. Lippert chose not to list calorie counts on the menu so that people focus on satiety and food quality instead. There are eight people on staff, and the restaurant seats 19, and also does takeout orders. Lippert is pleased with the stream of customers so far, and they already have some regulars. Lippert spoke about a woman who visited the restaurant last week and insisted she hated kale. “We gave her a small taste, she sat down and she loved it,” Lippert said. She explained that if the surrounding ingredients are not great, then the dish fails. At the restaurant, they aim to highlight ingredients and bring out flavors in all their entrees. After she finished her kale salad, the woman sat down to chat with a regular customer. This is exactly what Lippert wants in her restaurant. “Bringing people together over great food and conversation, this exemplified it,” she said. “It’s our neighborhood’s kitchen away from home.”

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Why Quinn hit the wall City Council Speaker Christine Quinn began this year as the prohibitive frontrunner in the Democratic mayoral race. Now, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio goes into the general election without needing to first dispatch his runner-up. Quinn finished up on primary night with just 15.5 percent of the vote, having lost her own Village / Chelsea / Hell’s Kitchen Council district, winning the votes of just 16 percent of women voters, and finding herself bested by de Blasio among gay, lesbian and bisexual voters by 47 percent to 34 percent. In primary night comments to Gay City News, The Villager’s sister paper, Assemblymember Deborah Glick and Rachel Lavine, the Village’s Democratic State Committee member, suggested that homophobia and misogyny were at play. Women and L.G.B.T. voters, they argued, were inattentive to the importance of having one of their own at the head of the table. Meanwhile, a New York Times poll highlighted reactions to Quinn from some voters that included derogatory terms often aimed at women in power — including “petty,” “mean,” “bossy” and “argumentative.” And surrogates for de Blasio, they said, most prominently the candidate’s wife, Chirlane McCray, were all too happy to play on those attitudes. McCray’s comments about Quinn, in which she suggested the speaker does not understand challenges facing ordinary women in New York, such as “care of children at a young age,” have been hotly debated — in no small measure because the Times’s Maureen Dowd initially misquoted the exchange, stripping it of its full context. McCray’s statement, in Dowd’s corrected version, is less inflammatory than as originally rendered, though it does nevertheless manage to paint Quinn as something of the Other. Ironically, McCray herself previously identified as lesbian. These points, however, obscure far more salient lessons from the collapse of Quinn’s campaign. The most significant is that her close ties to Mayor Bloomberg — and particularly her role in allowing him to seek a third term — proved fatal among Democratic primary voters. On this point, the speaker undoubtedly lulled herself into complacency, if not outright denial due to Bloomberg’s ability to win in 2009 despite the outcry over the term-limits extension, and to his remarkably high approval ratings after 11 years in office. There were warning signs, however. Though he spent more than $100 million in that campaign, the mayor beat then-Comptroller Bill Thompson, who waged a lackluster campaign, by less than 5 percent. Quinn herself, facing a primary challenge that year from two opponents fueled in large measure by the term-limits flap, barely eked out a majority. The escalating controversy over the New York Police Department’s controversial stop-and-frisk policy — which has greatly aggravated tensions between the mayor and progressive Democrats — added to Quinn’s Bloomberg problem. Since the spring of 2012, at least, she has often stood with critics of stop-and-frisk. Yet, Quinn insisted she would be happy to keep on Police Commissioner Ray Kelly. The mixed message on police-community relations speaks to a broader problem the Quinn campaign had in communicating its message and her record. de Blasio repeatedly hammered her on her delay in embracing paid sick leave legislation, largely affecting lower-wage employees, and in watering it down when doing so. Similarly, in all likelihood, Quinn lost the gay vote because many believed that other, larger issues trumped the leadership she could be expected to deliver for the community. Ultimately, the die may have been cast when Quinn O.K.’d the Council’s extension of term limits in 2008 — that Democratic voters inevitably settled on a candidate they trusted to provide a clear departure from the Bloomberg years.

A version of this editorial first appeared in Gay City News.

letters to the editor What a beautiful sight To The Editor: Last week I rode my bike down to the World Trade Center site at night. There, high in the heavens, were hundreds of moths, white and sparkling, little winged creatures, silently soaring and circling, going round and round in the beams of light. They were like the spirits of the dead, still blessing us as we gazed upward at them. It was incredibly beautiful to see. Ruth Kuzub

Schwartz is just a sore winner To The Editor: Re “Quinn doesn’t win: Voters want a change of direction” (news article, Sept. 12): I understand Arthur Schwartz’s anger over the lack of support from myself and others in his challenge to Jonathan Geballe for district leader. Regrettably, the concept of being gracious in victory eludes him. Considering Arthur had previously been the longestserving district leader since Tammany boss Carmine De Sapio, a less-than-800-vote margin of victory over Mr. Geballe, who had only an eight-month tenure as district leader, should temper his bluster. Whether it actually will do so, still remains to be seen. Deborah Glick Glick is assemblymember, 66th District

Ageism is as ugly as racism To The Editor: Re “Quinn doesn’t win: Voters want a change of direction” (news article, Sept. 12): Ageism is like racism and sexism. It is stereotyping based on a category — such as race or gender or, in the case of Arthur Schwartz, my new co-leader, as quoted in The Villager, that I should retire, based on age. Schwartz’s comment reflects the stereotype, not the person at whom he is directing it. He does not know that I am active and energetic every day as district leader, community board member, author and professor, or that I swim almost every morning, or that I anticipate working for a better world for decades, as my parents — both cogent in their 90s — did. I do not plan to be district leader all those decades. I welcome

another woman of any age who has my values and energy, and who is ready to engage in the joyous, frustrating and unpaid work of Democratic district leader in the 66th Assembly District, Part A. But I know from experience that it is a mistake to stereotype. I expect that Arthur will learn that, too. Keen Berger Berger is Democratic district leader, 66th Assembly District, Part A

Classless — or brutally honest? To The Editor: Re “Quinn doesn’t win; Voters want a change of direction” (news article, Sept. 12): Is Arthur Schwartz being classless, or is he making a brutally honest (and informed and overdue) comment on the current political landscape in the Village I think Schwartz has a legitimate ax to grind, albeit with a twist. Here’s what no one is willing to say out loud: The outgoing cabal engineered state Senator Brad Hoylman’s ascendancy, starting with that Schwartz moment when the latter was deposed as district leader in 2005. And then, within this last two years — a resignation and a quick election, timed perfectly for getting their preferred candidate into, not just the City Council, but into the state Senate. What was different about this than Quinn legislatively eliminating term limits? It was opportunist, there is no argument. It simply happened too fast for the voters of this area to have real say and a healthy debate. On the positive side, we all feel we have a young, top-flight senator, an asset and a gentleman. But let’s face it, for the voter, it’s sheer luck that Hoylman is the dedicated public servant he is. I think the Village just took a deep breath and loosened the grip of much more than just the mayoral vice. Schwartz asked where do we go from here, locally speaking? For me, that means this community should start planning for the future of our Assembly district, with a progressive and active primary challenger to Deborah Glick, someone with her progressive cred, but with a far more imaginative and “early action,” proactive bent when it comes to fighting the largest battles. We need a visionary, since the fights to come will be even harder: a new hospital, Pier 40, Trinity’s rezoning and the redevelopment it will bring, New York University, school space, tidal surges and adequate prepara-

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Audacity (and thanks) in the Village in a new era TALKING POINT By Arthur Z. Schwartz We live in a magnificent part of a magical city. It’s not just the smaller scale, or the trees, or the narrow streets. It’s the people. My neighbors are what makes our neighborhood magical. Twenty-three years ago, at age 37, I got involved in the affairs of this neighborhood after sitting on the sidelines for the previous decade. I haven’t stopped since then. I have worked hard to make it a better place to live. I get to walk around and see things I have had a hand in — the ball fields at Pier 40, the Village section of Hudson River Park, renovations at Bleecker Playground and J.J. Walker Park, the Y on 14th St., which got built instead of Costco, the Abingdon Square Greenmarket, the community garden (Artie Strickler Triangle) in front of 99 Bank St., the preservation of many landmarked buildings — and I get a good feeling. And on Sept. 10, you, my neighbors, said “THANKS!” when you elected me again (by a margin of 2,900 to 2,100) to be the Village’s Democratic district leader. It was one of life’s best moments. I called home and told my 8-year-old daughter Devin and my 10-year-old daughter Jordyn, who had handed out fliers with me at subways and supermarkets, that I won, and they were very happy. So were my older children, Jacob and Rebecca, who had helped me when I was first elected district leader in 1995. And my wife, Kelly, who endured my being sent out to pasture eight years ago by Tom Duane and Chris Quinn, and who knew how much it meant to me to be in a position to give some aggressive leadership around issues which threaten our community. Thank you, Greenwich Village, for that wonderful moment on Sept. 10. Sept. 10 was a watershed moment in our community, as important, I think, as the victory for the Village Independent Democrats and young Ed Koch over Tammany Hall in the 1960s. Sept. 10 marked the near end of an era which began in 1990 with the election of Deborah Glick to the Assembly and the

1991 election of Tom Duane to the City Council. Those two actually ended the era of the original V.I.D., with Carol Greitzer stepping down from the Council and Bill Passanante stepping aside from the Assembly rather than taking on Glick. Duane, with whom I was very close, moved “up” to the state Senate in 1998 and was succeeded by his former chief of staff, Chris Quinn. These three have dominated Village politics since 1991, sometimes together, sometimes with conflict.

Chris Quinn got thumped, not only in the city but in our community, her district and Glick’s district. Photo by Lincoln Anderson

Duane stepped down in 2012 to help get Quinn elected mayor. Glick made Quinn’s election a major priority after Quinn agreed to block residential development on or near Pier 40, Glick’s principal legislative goal in 2011 and 2012. Chris Quinn got thumped, not only in the city but in our community, her district and Glick’s district. Chris Quinn got 25 percent to 30 percent of the vote in the Village, and Bill de Blasio got more than 55 percent. Exit polls say that despite support from Glick and Duane, and our current gay state Senator Brad Hoylman, and the East Village’s Rosie Mendez, Quinn even lost the gay vote. Quinn and Duane and Glick had lost connection with the heart of the community they served. There was a lot of promise when they took control in the early 1990s as the new reformers, but they failed. As I spelled out earlier this year in The Villager’s Progress Report, our neighborhood has become maybe the most expensive in the city. The artists and musicians, and most of the gay population, has left. Our census numbers show that we are 98 percent white. We lost St. Vincent’s Hospital with barely a whimper, our schools don’t have enough Member of the New York Press Association

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seats, and Pier 40 is falling apart with no solution, except the barely limited sale of air rights allowed by a Glick-sponsored bill — air rights that could lead to a new spate of high-rise development on West St. Glick hangs on as a staunch defender of Sheldon Silver and his cover-ups of sexual misconduct by other assemblymembers. I predict that with her views having been rejected — including by my election as district leader — she too will soon be gone. (On a personal note, I know that Ms. Glick says that such statements make me a “sore winner.” She has been calling me names since 1998 when I helped organize community support that overcame her opposition to the creation of Hudson River Park. The Villager recently called me her “personal piñata.” She has called me a homophobe, a misogynist and the “Village’s Bloomberg.” I finally had enough this year when she swept aside the efforts of hundreds of parents to collectively design a solution to Hudson River Park’s funding problems, and then sponsored passage of a secret bill that allowed

minimally regulated sale of the park’s air rights. I haven’t called her a name, I just think that after 22 years she is out of touch with her constituents and it is time for her to let someone new try the job. In city government we have voted to limit office holders to eight years.) As for the new era, Corey Johnson last week won the Democratic primary to succeed Quinn. He was reluctantly supported by Glick and Duane (who tried to find another candidate up until the spring) and ignored (to his benefit) by Quinn. I supported Corey’s opponent in the election and I raised questions about his qualifications, but he proved himself in his campaign as a genuine leader. He knocked on hundreds of doors, made thousands of phone calls, and worked tirelessly. His grasp of issues grew, and he actually won over some support which had been Yetta Kurland’s as a result. Corey is only 31 and has lots of room to grow. All of us should look forward to working with him. And then there is Brad Hoylman, who

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Lady Gaga DJ pal spins tale of her start on L.E.S. By Clarissa-Jan Lim Brendan Jay Sullivan is Lady Gaga’s former DJ and longtime friend from her grungy Lower East Side beginnings. He recently led this reporter on a walking tour around the neighborhood to talk about his new book, “Rivington Was Ours,” in which Sullivan regales readers with stories of his friendship with Gaga and their hardships struggling to make it as artists in New York City. We stopped at Pianos, at 158 Ludlow St., a key early site in the rise of Lady Gaga. “Gaga is trying to get booked all over town, but no one likes her sound because she seems a little too clean-cut for the Downtown crowd,” Sullivan recounted. “She’s not in a rock band, she’s not a Williamsburg girl, she’s from the Upper West Side. Meanwhile, these record companies, all they want to find out is who’s the next Britney Spears or Amy Winehouse because that was what was selling records at that time. “So Gaga and I are down here. Everyone — us, the music industry, Downtown, everybody’s kind of looking for a savior. Everyone’s looking for a reason for music to be fun again. In the ’90s when you went out and saw a band, no one ever said, ‘Is this music fun? Can we dance to this? Are we having a good time?’ It was art rock. There was noise, all sorts of stuff. “Me and Gaga, especially, were just about like, let’s play classic rock, disco, stuff you can

keep people dancing to and have fun. And it was stuff you could play in the middle of a set. When you throw Gaga’s track on with a DJ already playing and a big dance party, it’s like the only way you can make a dance party go off the charts. “Everybody listens to recorded music. But to have a singer of this song you’ve never heard be there and everybody's already dancing — that just flew it off the charts. Pianos was the first place where we were able to do that.” The next stop was 127 Ludlow St., until recently the home of Motor City bar. “When The Killers played Madison Square Garden, they were put up here at the Hotel on Rivington,” Sullivan said. “I said, ‘We’ll set you up with a party after the show where it won’t be pretentious, it won’t be a club thing. It’s called Motor City, it’s Detroit-themed, it’s beautiful.’ And they loved that idea. “Gaga and her boyfriend had tickets to see the show. And Gaga comes back... . Keep in mind, she just got dropped by her first record label; she’s got nothing going for her. … But she was so floored to see a rock band play Madison Square Garden that she started thinking of ideas of what she wanted to do. She was so excited. “So she comes Downtown to Motor where the after-party is. I’m the DJ, friends are doing it, The Killers are there...Spectecular. So much fun. Gaga took that feeling — she had

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a studio session right after that — and she wrote the song “Boys Boys Boys.” She wanted it to be her version of the Motley Crue song “Girls Girls Girls.” It’s a song about a girl on a date with a guy, they have fun, and oh my God, afterwards they meet the band at a party Downtown where her friend’s the DJ. Another favorite hangout of Gaga and Sullivan’s was Welcome to the Johnson's, at 123 Rivington St. “It’s just wonderful. You know, it looks like your friend’s parents’ basement,” he said. “Drinks are like $2. It’s totally unpretentious. Pool table’s $1.” Another key stop along the way as Gaga was striving to make a name for herself was St. Jerome’s, at 155 Rivington St., now closed. “We all worked there — me, Gaga, everyone who’s in the book,” Sullivan said. “The day I met her, somebody introduced us but I couldn’t hear what they said. So when she gave me her number I had to fake it because I didn’t want to say, ‘Sorry, I forgot your name.’ We’d been talking for two hours. So I say, ‘Do you want me to put you in my phone?’ And that’s the first time she said, ‘Gaga. Put me in your phone as Gaga.’ ” Our next stop was 176 Stanton St. “This was Gaga’s apartment,” he said. “You know how you can tell? Because it’s covered in graffiti from fans — ‘Love you Gaga,’ ‘Gaga I love you.’ “We had St. Jerome’s where all of us worked,” Sullivan recapped. “It was packed and we worked hard. On nights when we wanted to step away from it, we had places like 151 [Rivington]. When we wanted to hear bands play, we had Pianos. “I know a lot of the places have closed,

like Chelsea Hotel. Beauty Bar’s [on E. 14th St.] still open, it’s my favorite. I went there for five years. A lot of these places, they’re still open, they’re still fun, they’re still cheap. And right now in those exact places where my book happened, there are people who walk in there and there’s still this vibe. They’re not saying what internship they have. They’re saying like, ‘Oh, I’m a painter, I want to be a writer... .’ “When people talk about Gaga, they talk about her now and they sometimes say, ‘Well it’s a lot better than when she was in those dirty dive bars in the Lower East Side with these drugs.’ But you know, that was probably the most beautiful part, and a very important part of her career and life that people look down on because they don’t understand it. And that’s why I wrote the book. “The fun part of the story,” Sullivan said, “is I meet Gaga when she was very young, and I get to help her along, and Gaga and I become each other’s first fans. About twothirds of the way into the book, Gaga just says, ‘O.K., this is happening and I want you to come along with me. I want us to do our thing — you DJ and I come out and do my songs, but we’re just going to take that on the road.’ “And then it was just one thing after another, after getting ignored for so many years. Nobody wanted to hear Gaga when she started — nobody. And after all these years, one day the record company calls and says, ‘We’re going now, because we’re late on this and we want this to be the song of the summer 2008 — “Just Dance.” ’ If you ever see the music video to “Just Dance,” I’m in it, just dancing.”

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Doris Diether shakes hands with her new mini-me, controlled by Ricky Syers.

Towering Village activist is now also a mini-marionette By Tequila Minsky A few weeks back, legendary Village activist Doris Diether approached marionette manipulator Ricky Syers in Washington Square Park. “I have something for you,” she told him. She then handed him a manila envelope with two August issues of The Villager that published photos of Syers with his Mr. Stix marionette, plus Syers in his “Johnnyon-the-spot” routine, in which he sits in an outhouse with the door open. The ice was broken between the two and Syers took a shine to the longtime Community Board 2 member. Back in his New Jersey workshop, he created a marionette of her. It took 40 hours over three days, but just $8, to create the Diether mini-me. He molded the figure’s face into a remarkable

likeness, and outfitted it with her trademark flowered blouse and cane. Last week, Syers brought Diether’s marionette to Washington Square, complete with a mini-bench to sit on. Seated next to her was Mr. Stix, a down-and-out drunk who is sweet and loves to dance. Stix seems to like Diether, but she was a little hesitant sitting there with her cane. Syers has made a couple of YouTube videos of Diether (the smaller version), one showing her strolling tranquilly in a garden and sniffing the flowers and petting a (life-size) cat, the other showing her getting freaky and dancing gangnam style. See http://www.youtube. com/watch?v=RmnO0VVHUMY and http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7Ts39fnoM4.

With reporting by Sharon Woolums

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Shots wound 4 at SOB’s; Hoylman pushes bullet bill Continued from page 1 Center, both with leg wounds, and that two others suffered graze wounds. Witnesses told the News the shooting occurred near the bar. The gunman reportedly fled the scene in a black car. No arrests had been made as of this past Tuesday evening. In the wake of the shooting, Robin and Larry Gold, the club’s owners, released a statement, which was posted on Complex, a style, music and sneakers Web site. “For 32 years, we here at SOB’s have prided ourselves on creating a safe and fun environment for visitors to enjoy good food and some of the best live music in New York and the world over. “The SOB’s family, along with its internationally acclaimed artists and devoted fans, has peacefully and gratefully celebrated diverse cultures and the music that unites us through its transcendent language for many years. This incident was unprecedented in the long history of SOB’s. We are assisting the police in every way possible to bring this person to justice. Nothing is more important to SOB’s than the safety and well being of our customers. This is a home of peace, respect and positive vibes and we here at SOB’s vow to keep it that way.” State Senator Brad Hoylman condemned the gun violence inside the Hudson Square club and said the incident demonstrates the need for state microstamping legislation. “The shooting injuries of four people in Soho today is a stark reminder of the enduring need to eradicate gun violence,” Hoylman said in a statement released the day of the incident. “We must do more to protect our communities from gun violence,” he said. “Earlier this year, New York took

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a critical step to combat gun violence by enacting the NY SAFE Act of 2013, which I was proud to support. Unfortunately, the SAFE Act does not include a provision requiring microstamping, a ballistic identification technology that allows police to link used cartridge cases recovered at crime scenes like the Soho nightclub, to the guns and individuals who used those guns in crimes. “I renew my call for the State to pass S.68/A.3244 (Peralta/Schimel), which would require any semiautomatic pistols manufactured or delivered to any licensed dealer in New York to be capable of microstamping ammunition. “The bill has the support of 100 mayors and 83 police departments and law enforcement organizations throughout New York State,” Hoylman added. “We must finally give law enforcement the best tools available to solve gun crimes like the one that happened early this morning in Soho and get guns off our streets.” It wasn’t immediately clear if any bullet casings had, in fact, been left at the scene. A revolver handgun, for example, doesn’t eject bullet shells, though an automatic handgun does. Jared Chausnow, Hoylman’s press secretary, said the state senator’s office has been in touch with police about the shooting, but has only been told that the investigation is ongoing. Chausnow said they weren’t told by' police whether any shell casings were left at the scene, but that Hoylman saw the opportunity — since no suspect has been caught and the investigation is ongoing — to call for the microstamping legislation. The technique has been shown in states like California to increase arrest rates for gun violence, getting more shooters and guns off the streets.

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A Message from John Catsimatidis: I wanted to write to my friends, supporters and hosts of my “friend raisers” to personally Thank You. I will also be reaching out to have a dinner party for my hosts. I WILL NEVER FORGET THE PEOPLE THAT HELPED ME AND THE NEW FRIENDS I MADE. I have withdrawn from running on Liberal Line at the request of Governor Pataki and other GOP Leaders. First The Facts. We Lost the GOP primary by approximately 29,000 votes to 23,000 – a 6000 votes difference, which means 3000 vote swing would make it 26,000 each, or a 50 – 50 split. THERE ARE STILL 16,000 POSSIBLE ABSENTEE AND OTHER PAPER VOTES UNCOUNTED. We will see where that goes. The Campaign spent close to 9 million dollars. Currently our Favorable vs Unfavorable rating 65 % vs 15 %. We won Staten Island. Brooklyn was even. In the Bronx we lost by just a few hundred votes. Manhattan I found strange. We only received 3000 votes out of 11,300 cast in Manhattan... Very Strange. Throughout the campaign I felt I was not fighting Lhota. I felt I was fighting Rudy. Lhota never spoke in one television or radio commercial. It was only Rudy. I felt it was RUDY vs CATS. There were so many dirty tricks. There were tens of thousands of ROBO calls made to New Yorkers saying it was our campaign causing voters to become annoyed and against us. In another situation, which I cannot talk about because this is an active court case, many Election workers were threatened with their jobs if they did not support certain things. For the record I do NOT blame Rudy or Joe for this. I found out I was the “ANTI -Establishment Candidate” opposed by the major papers. I was attacked for visualizing a better New York. Despite efforts against me, I was supported by the working people of the outer boroughs who I grew to love. I believe this happened because I can relate to the working families. I spent my OWN money. I was NOT owned by any special interest groups, corporations or unions. And I only wanted what was best for New York taxpayers and those who work in the city. Well ... Good lessons learned for next time. I will stay active in politics demanding honesty and integrity in government as well as demanding truth in media without them skewing that facts. They have to learn that they have a responsibility to TELL THE TRUTH to their readers. My interest is to maintain and reach new heights in the quality of life to ALL New Yorkers in all five boroughs. I will miss the opportunity to create a new Worlds Fair. Finally, this is NOT GOODBYE but SEE YOU LATER. Let’s FIGHT for a better New York City Republican Party ... It should be a Party of ALL the People, not a Party of just a few. Lets ALL Fight for a Better New York!

John Catsimatidis

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Avenue C sweet connection between tarts, Girls Club make about 2,500 tarts a week.  “I think we’re the only ones wholesaling tarts,” she said. The tarts retail for up to $3.50 and last for five to seven days. Although the Magpie tart resembles a pop tart, they cannot call them that due to copyright law. As children, the couple both grew up eating natural foods, which explains why the Magpie tart caters to an adult palate, and does not taste like an artificial pop tart. “I’ve never eaten a pop tart. I had no packaged food when I was a kid,” Ritchie said.  Her mom worked in a health food store, and Ritchie inherited her sweet tooth from her grandmother. Jones also experienced a similar background in Pennsylvania, and was allowed sugared cereal just once a year. “It is sweet redemption for me,” Jones joked. “We didn’t have junk as kids, and it’s funny, we’re making tarts now.” But true to their childhood roots, their tart ingredients are all-natural and do not contain dyes or corn syrup. “We wanted to make something that splits the difference between unhealthy and overly sweet indulgence — and something that’s not going to be so terrible for you,” Jones said.  If forced to choose, Ritchie said chocolate is her favorite, but like children, she loves them all. Jones goes for the lemon curd, which he likes to have with coffee at Ninth Street Espresso around the corner on Ninth St. and Avenue C, where the tarts are available for sale.  Getting involved with the East Village community and giving back through the Lower Eastside Girls Club partnership is a bonus for the couple.  “It’s great we’re able to have a space that accommodates us,” Ritchie said, “but it’s more exciting to be in a space that’s affecting girls in the neighborhood.”

Continued from page 1 storefront since the Sweet Things Bake Shop is relocating around the corner.    Sweet Things is moving to the Lower Eastside Girls Club Center for Community, which is currently under construction on Avenue D between Seventh and Eighth Sts. The 30,000-square-foot building is slated to open this fall, and will include a culinary education center and commercial kitchen for the bake shop, and four floors of programs devoted to empowering young girls through technology, arts and science.  Earlier this summer, Ritchie and Jones met with Girls Club representatives who asked if they would teach pie-making and business classes to the girls, in addition to the couple’s using the Avenue C kitchen for Magpies. They readily agreed and set up shop in July.  After a long day in the kitchen, Ritchie, creator of the Magpie tart, recently sat down for an interview about her entrepreneurial start and working with the Girls Club. She hails from the West Coast and a family of bakers. “I’ve been baking all my life,” she said. According to Ritchie, her stepdad is a great pie crust-maker and her mom is a dessert master. At holiday family gatherings, all the Ritchies are required to bring desserts. Formerly an actor and theater producer, Ritchie turned to baking four years ago and sold donuts with her roommate on their Brooklyn stoop. Two years ago, she tried selling scones and hand pies, which are more traditional but similar to pies and tarts. The following year, Ritchie started working at Anarchy In a Jar, a jam company in Brooklyn, which has a booth at Smorgasburg, a local outdoor food market in Williamsburg at the East River State Park and in DUMBO by Water St.  “The owner wanted something people could eat right there, and she knew I had been experimenting,” Ritchie said. “She let me do what I wanted to do.”  Using company jam, Ritchie made tarts and scones, selling them both at Smorgasburg last April. The tarts were big sellers and they have taken off ever since. Ritchie took some scones and tarts to local cafes and landed five accounts. People began calling for orders, and the tarts that taste like little pies were a hit. Whole Foods Market now carries the tarts in four locations, and will soon sell Magpies pretzel mini-tarts with different mustards. “It got so big I couldn’t do it out of my home and Brooklyn anymore,” she said. At this point, Ritchie was also making deliveries on her bicycle.  She needed help, and Jones happily stepped in to assist.  The couple live together in Park Slope, and Jones was easily hands-on for dishes, baking and delivering tarts on his bicycle with a milk crate a few times a week.  “That’s how we basically started,” he said in a separate phone interview. “It wasn’t something like, ‘Let’s start this company together — here’s our plan.’ It was more like, she started

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Paul Jones and Meghan Ritchie with a fresh batch of their all-natural Magpie tarts. They make 2,500 a week.

doing it, she came up with the concept and I would help as much as I could.” Jones, who is an actor, is the salesperson for Magpies, and handles most of the marketing and distribution. His kitchen days are not long gone, though, and he frequently wears an apron.  “It’s our company, and we have a personal stake in it,” he said. “You do what you have to do.” However, Jones is not just going through the motions; he thinks the process is “quite a bit of fun” and really enjoys it. Ritchie wants to convey this to the young Girls Club members, who range in age from 10 to 18. She met a few of them over the summer, and the girls, who bake their own products through Sweet Things, asked Ritchie lots of questions. The new semester for the girls begins this fall, and she is looking forward

to it.  As part of their activities, the Girls Club members get to meet female shop owners in the Essex Street Market on the Lower East Side to learn selling tips and customer service.  Ritchie hopes to expand on that entrepreneurial spirit.  “I’m more interested in teaching them how to come in with their own ideas,” she said.  Ritchie started out selling her delicacies all alone on her stoop, and wants the girls to know they can do it too. “Try it, or try something else,” she said. If the Avenue C bake shop space secures a cafe license, there will be a Christmas pop-up shop as part of the class, to teach the girls how to run their own business.  The girls will also work in the kitchen alongside Ritchie and her two assistants, who

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villager arts & entertainment Buhmann on Art Rockman’s darkly surreal Bronx & Osinski’s Staten Island nostalgia

Image courtesy of Sperone Westwater, New York

Alexis Rockman's "Bronx Zoo" (2012-2013, oil on wood). 84 x 168 inches (213,4 x 427 cm) overall. On view at Sperone Westwater, through Nov. 2.

BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN

 

ALEXIS ROCKMAN: RUBICON

For almost three decades, Rockman has depicted a darkly surreal vision of the collision between civilization and nature. His new paintings and watercolors continue to draw on apocalyptic scenarios while remaining rich in meticulous scientific detail. The exhibition features two epic paintings thematically focused on New York City, where the artist was born in 1962 and has lived ever since. One of these works depicts an anarchistic scene amid the imagined ruins of the Bronx Zoo, which was founded in 1899. Through Nov. 2, at Sperone Westwater (257 Bowery, btw. Stanton & Houston Sts.). Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10am-6pm. Call 212-9997337 or visit speronewestwater.com.

CHRISTINE OSINSKI: FROM STATEN ISLAND

Christine Osinski’s “Two Girls with Matching Outfits” (1983-1984), on view at Sasha Wolf Gallery through Oct. 27.

Photos courtesy of Sasha Wolf Gallery

Christine Osinski’s “Young Man Pulling Go-Kart” (1983-1984).

Mostly taken during the 1980s, Osinski’s black and white photographs offer an unusually nostalgic view of the borough. Scenes range from a woman cutting grass on Naughton Avenue to men fixing a house near the Staten Island Mall. These kind of themes might be mundane — but captured by Osinski’s lense, they become surprisingly intriguing. Domestic outdoor gatherings of children in the street, or of grown ups in a local amusement park describe a life that in its simplicity promises to be soothing and desirable. Through Oct. 27, at Sasha Wolf Gallery (70 Orchard St., btw. Broome & Grand Sts.). Hours: Wed.-Sun., 12-6pm. Call 212-9250025 or visit sashawolf.com.

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No new ground broken, but ‘Beasting’ still has teeth A former public school teacher grades Miller’s dramatized memoir THEATER WHY YOU BEASTING?

A FringeNYC Encore Series presentation Written by David Don Miller Directed by Markus Potter Sun., Sept. 29 at 2pm Tues., Oct. 1 & 15 at 8pm Sun., Oct. 6 at 7pm, Fri., Oct. 11 at 9pm At The Players Theater 115 MacDougal St. (btw. Bleecker & Houston Sts.) Tickets: $18, available at 212-352-3101 or at ovationtix.com

BY SARA LANG “Why You Beasting?” is a drama that depicts the journey of a first year high school English teacher in the Bronx, along with his students and fellow faculty members, as they grapple with challenges at all levels of the educational “system.” The show holds wonderful moments of humor, surprising twists and some truly explosive scenes. David Don Miller, who based the play on his experience teaching playwrighting in a Bronx high school, makes a note in the program that generalizing about the kinds of issues he presents is “gravest folly.” In some ways, this play avoids that folly by presenting a story without the trite narrative of a teacher-hero who ultimately saves students in distress. In other ways, the situations and characters presented merely add to the stereotypes of characters and issues often portrayed in stories about urban education.

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Written by a former Bronx public school teacher, “Beasting” lacks nuance but nonetheless packs a punch.

As a former public school teacher myself, I found some of the situations to ring very true. Some of the student behaviors and conflicts within the classroom were instantly recognizable. In the play, students fought with each other, talked back and even articulated the reasons for their apathy and frustration rather realistically. However, they also forgive, forget and recognize the “error of their ways” more easily than I remember students doing. The pressure from the administration to make the situation “look” better — by changing standards to yield more passing grades and cleaning things up on evaluation days — is also familiar.

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Having experienced these things for myself, I recognized them — and also recognized where there might be exaggerations for the sake of clarity or dramatic impact. I don’t believe those exaggerations serve the subject matter well, but that they instead distort the playwright’s intention to deliver the core truth of the situation. I did find it interesting that, unlike many stories about education, this play did not follow the “idealistic young teacher triumphs and saves poor minority students despite initial disillusionment” storyline to its fairytale conclusion. However, I fear that “Why You Beasting?” may have served largely to reinforce the very general picture of chaos

and systemic failure in the public schools, without lending much in the way of nuance or fresh information.   Miller did note in the program that his aim was not to provide answers, but questions, and perhaps those who came to the show without prior experience walked away questioning. I believe that more people asking questions can only be a good thing for our schools. I also appreciated seeing some very human and sympathetic portrayals of characters in a challenging set of situations. Scenic and lighting design by David S. Goldstein aids in moving smoothly between a variety of locations, not allowing transitions to slow the pace of the show. Sound by Jacob Subotnick and costumes by Sarafina Bush bring the audience squarely in the world of the play, sometimes (appropriately) in an unsettling way. The production itself was well-executed, and clearly well-loved by its cast. Overall, however, I was disappointed in the failure to break ground in the discussion of what’s happening in urban education. This review originally appeared on the site of our content partner, nytheatre.com, as part of their FringeNYC coverage.

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Just Do Art! BY SCOTT STIFFLER

“TWEET” EXHIBIT, AT THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF THE ARTS

The Children’s Museum of the Arts, which recently celebrated its quarter century of promoting self-expression and esteem, is gearing up for a busy fall. Their permanent collection includes work created by children from around the world — and visitors to the museum, who write haiku and hang it from the PoeTree. On Sept. 26, CMA will unveil a new exhibition (which runs through Jan. 26, 2014). “Tweet” takes you back to a time before 2006 — when tweeting was pretty much exclusively used to describe the chirp of a bird (not the 140-character message it’s become synonymous with). Through viewing artwork and using your own handheld technology, “Tweet” asks us to look around, enjoy nature and see the birds. In partnership with NYC Audubon, CMA will host a series of Bird Call Workshops — the first of which takes place on Sat., Sept. 28, from 12-3pm. CMA’s after school program offers semester-long classes in a range of mediums for young artists ages 5-12. Taught by professional teaching artists, these classes are designed to teach and build upon age-appropriate art-making skills while encouraging creative and imaginative expression. Registration for the fall session

Artwork by Tamar Mogendorff

Opening on Sept. 26, “Tweet” uses handheld tech to explores how birds communicate (hint: it’s no through 140-character messages).

(Sept. 23-Jan. 14, 2014) is now open. The fee is $500 ($450 for CMA members). For more info or to sign up, contact Valerie at vkharchenko@cmany.org. CMA is located at 103 Charlton St. (btw. Greenwich & Hudson Sts.). Hours: Mon. & Wed., 12-5pm; Thurs. & Fri., 12-6pm; Sat. & Sun., 10am-5pm. Admission: $11 (Seniors and 0-12 months, free from 4-6pm). Thursdays are pay-as-you-wish. For info, call 212-274-0986 or visit cmany. org. Follow them at blog.cmany.org.

CLUBHOUSE ON EAST 13th

Seeking peaceful refuge in a public garden turns out to be no walk in the park — especially when a cadre of “selfimportant bullies thwart the democratic process and promote an odious policy of exclusion” by turning a supposed community-owned space into their own “private backyard.” Based on his interpretation of actual events at the Dias y Flores Community Garden on East 13th Street, Jeffrey Cyphers Wright’s humor-

Dirt flies and mud is flung, in Jeffrey Cyphers Wright’s “Clubhouse on East 13th.”

ous morality play pokes fun at the totem pole pecking order and (trumped up?) charges that muddy a patch of dirt meant to serve as an urban oasis. Jane LeCroy, Eve Packer, Ronnie Norpel, Debra Jenks, Hillary Keel, Anders Goldfarb and Serge Velez star in the play, which will be presented in conjunction with a show of artwork by Gahae Park (who fabricates her formalist “drawings” with thousands

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At Metropolitan Playhouse, a season of justice Revival puts a woman’s stamp on a ‘Man’s World’ THEATER

A MAN’S WORLD

Written by Rachel Crothers Directed by Michael Hardart Through Oct. 13 Thurs.-Sat. at 7:30pm Wed. & Sun. at 3pm At Metropolitan Playhouse 220 E. Fourth St., btw. Aves. A & B Tickets: $25 general, $20 for students/ seniors, $10 for children Visit metropolitanplayhouse.org Call 800-838-3006

BY SCOTT STIFFLER Innovative, indefatigable and edging evercloser to its own quarter century mark, the forward-looking, history-obsessed Metropolitan Playhouse is about to launch another season of exploring our country’s theatrical heritage while documenting the culturally dynamic neighborhood it calls home. “Justice” is the theme uniting this season’s program of rarely produced early American plays and new plays drawn from American culture and history. In 2014, their annual “East Village Chronicles” and “Alphabet City” series will return, along with a “Gilded Age Festival” celebrating the creative output of writers working from 1875-1901. First up on the Season 22 boards: an early work by Rachel Crothers. The long-neglected Crothers (1878-1958) has been given renewed visibility over the past few years, thanks to several well-received regional pro-

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L to R: Holding a photo of her (biological?) son, Frank Ware (Kathleen Dobbs) is confronted by Lione Brum (Regina Gibson).

ductions — including “He and She” (1920) at East Lynne Theatre Company in 2011 and “Susan and God” (1937) as well as “A Little Journey” (1918) at The Mint, in 2006 and 2011 respectively. “A Man’s World” will be the first Mainstage presentation of Metropolitan’s 2013-2014 season. During its 1910 debut, the Times called the play “remarkably fine,” praising its sophisticated, nuanced and truthful handling of important themes. Others weren’t so kind in their assessment, perhaps because Crothers (a woman!) dared to call out a multitude of injustices and double standards — and the play’s sassy name was just the tip of the

iceberg. Living on her own terms in 1910 Greenwich Village, main character Frank Ware is a rising novelist documenting New York’s underclass. The well-loved center of a vibrant crew of starving artists (and the foster mother to an orphaned boy), Ware’s multitude of unconventional lifestyle choices is met with gossip from rivals and skepticism from her true love. Meeting the challenges (and making the compromises) that come with living ahead of one’s time was a familiar theme for Crothers, both on the stage and behind the scenes. The daughter of two Illinois physicians, she graduated high school at the age of 13, studied dra-

matic arts in Boston and returned to Illinois to help her mother following the death of her father. By age 19, she was living in New York and soon gave up a promising acting career when her plays began to receive frequent production. She went on to write a total of 23 comedies and dramas that, Metropolitan Playhouse notes, always cast “an inquisitive to critical eye on the mores of her age.” Works such as 1921’s “Nice People” and 1931’s “As Husbands Go” earned Crothers as much judgmental ire as critical praise — making the respect afforded to her by this 2013 revival of “A Man’s World” a dose of justice that’s as sweet as it is overdue.

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Just Do Art!

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A struggling artist is stuck in a strange land, in “Locombia.”

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Matthew Shipp performs, as part of SubCulture’s Piano Fest (7:30 & 10pm on Sat., Sept. 21).

acts Grayson Hugh (7:30pm on 9/23) and ELEW (7:30pm on Oct. 1). The SubCulture Piano Fest runs through Oct. 1, at SubCulture (in the downstairs space of the Bleecker Street Theater — 45 Bleecker St., btw. Bowery & Lafayette). Ticket prices vary from show to show; $15-$40. Visit subculturenewyork.com. Facebook: facebook.com/ subculturenewyork. Twitter: twitter.com/ subculture_nyc.

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LOCOMBIA, AN UNEMPLOYED AMERICAN ARTIST’S GUIDE TO SURVIVING BOGATA

THE REAL GANGS OF NEW YORK

Is it better to be poor in a third world country, or broke in the good old USA? Culture shock, and a professional calling that pretty much requires a vow of poverty, are both played for laughs — in playwright J. Anthony Roman’s only slightly fictional fish out of water tale. Based on the starving artist’s often frantic and sometimes fantastic journey to South America, “Locombia” fuses poetry, projections and traditional Colombian music (performed live, by Gaitas y Tambores).  Thurs., Sept. 26 through Sat., Sept. 28, at 8pm. At Speyer Hall at University Settlement (184 Eldridge St., btw. Rivington & Delancey Sts.). For tickets ($18), call 800838-3006 or visit brownpapertickets.com. Also visit janthonyroman.com.

SUBCULTURE PIANO FEST

After a soft launch this spring, and a summer’s worth of activity (including gigs from Macy Gray, Canon Logic and Aziz Ansari), the music-centric venue founded by brothers Marc and Steven Kaplan had a raucous launch party on September 16. One day later, SubCulture began its official existence with night #1 of a 15-day, 15-performance piano festival. Dedicated

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There will be blood: Justin Ferate lectures on the New York Draft Riots — Sept. 26, at the Merchant’s House Museum.

to showcasing multiple genres — and shining a spotlight on the sonic versatility that can be coaxed out of 88 keys — a diverse assembly of emerging and established artists will perform in unique setup (such as ensemble players who’ll perform solo or in

a duo). The roster of talent includes awardwinning composer Gregg Kallor (7:30pm on 9/26, representing the Classical series), Jazz Series performers Matthew Shipp (7:30 & 10pm on 9/21) and Taylor Eigsti (7:30pm on 9/24) and Pop/Rock Series

The Merchant’s House Museum, New York City’s only family home preserved intact from the mid-19th century, has been carving out a nice little niche-withina-niche lately — with their “Lifeways” lecture series, in which the home’s 1832 landmark building and collection of Tredwell family belongings provides inspiration for insightful talks on American decorative arts, architecture, preservation and New York City history. On September 26, find out how social pressures and ill-advised public policies led to a bloody confrontation in the streets — as urban historian Justin Ferate’s lecture marks the 150th anniversary of the New York Draft Riots. Thurs., Sept. 26, at 6:30pm. At the Merchant’s House Museum (29 E. Fourth St., btw. Lafayette & Bowery Sts.). Admission: $15 (MHM members, free). Limited seats — reservations strongly encouraged. Call 212-777-1089 or visit merchantshouse.org/calendar. Follow: facebook.com/merchantshouse and, on Twitter: @merchantshouse. Regular Museum hours, during which you can take a self-guided tour of the house, are 12-5pm, Thurs.-Mon. (admission is $10 general, $5 for students/seniors).

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Notice is hereby given that license #1272534 has been applied by the undersigned to sell alcoholic beverages at retail in a restaurant under the alcoholic beverage control law at 675A 9th Avenue, New York, NY 10036 for on-premises consumption. CONVO 47, LLC d/b/a CONVO 47 Vil: 09/19 - 09/26/2013 Notice is hereby given that an on-premises license, #1187993 has been applied for by Jersey Boys LLC d/b/a Pizzeria de Santo to sell beer, wine and liquor at retail in an on premises establishment. For on premises consumption under the ABC law at 173 Ludlow St New York NY 10002. Vil: 09/19 - 09/26/2013 Notice is hereby given that an on-premises license, #TBA has been applied for by 643 Broadway Holdings LLC to sell beer, wine and liquor at retail in an on premises establishment with one additional bar. For on premises consumption under the ABC law at 643 Broadway New York NY 10012. Vil: 09/19 - 09/26/2013 Qualification of Anchorage Illiquid Opportunities IV, L.P. Authority filed with the Sect. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/06/13. Office Loc: NY County. LP formed in DE on 8/5/13. SSNY has been designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 200 Bellevue Pkwy, Ste 210, Wilmington, DE 19809. DE address of LP: 200 Bellevue Pkwy, Ste 210, Wilmington, 19809. Name/addr. of genl. ptr. avail from SSNY. Cert. of LP filed with DE Sect. of State, PO Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 09/19 - 10/24/2013 Notice of Formation of UPPER EAST SIDE LENDER LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/09/13. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: 60 Columbus Circle, NY, NY 10023. 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. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 09/19 - 10/24/2013 Notice of Formation of SUNNYSIDE-BARNETT ASSOCIATES, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/30/13. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: 902 Broadway, 13th Fl., NY, NY 10010. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, c/o Phipps Houses at the princ. office of the LLC. Purpose:To own and develop real property. Vil: 09/19 - 10/24/2013

NOT. OF FRMN of Activity LLC Art. of Org. f w/ Secy of STA of NY (SSNY) 08/16/13. OFC LCTN: NY Cty. SSNY is DA upon whom PROC AGA it may be served. SSNY shall mail a CY: C/O Activity LLC1500 Broadway 22nd Fl, NY, NY 10036. The Prin. bus. add. :1500 Broadway 22nd Fl, NY, NY 10036. PUR: any lawful act or ACTY. Vil: 09/19 - 10/24/2013 THE WORKING WATERFRONT, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 09/09/2013. Office location: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Jennifer Valentine, 307 E. 76th St. #14, NY, NY 10021. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Vil: 09/19 - 10/24/2013 RVZ STRATEGIC ADVISORS LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 5/16/13. Office in NY Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to The LLC ATTN: Frederick Van Zijl 179 E 64th St New York, NY 10065. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Registered Agent: Frederick Van Zijl 179 E 64th St New York, NY 10065. Vil: 09/19 - 10/24/2013 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF Benjamin K LLC Arts of Org filed with Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/26/13. Office location: NEW YORK COUNTY. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. P.O. address to which SSNY shall mail copy of process against LLC served upon him is: 580 5th Ave., Ste. 1140, NY, NY 10036. The principal business address of the LLC is 580 5th Ave., Ste. 1140, NY, NY 10036. Purpose: any lawful act. Vil: 09/19 - 10/24/2013 Notice of Formation of 76 Lefferts Place LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/29/13. 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, 9728 3rd Avenue, Ste. 133, Brooklyn, NY 11209. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 09/19 - 10/24/2013 Notice of Formation of 2357 84th Street 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: The LLC, 9728 3rd Avenue, Ste. 133, Brooklyn, NY 11209. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 09/19 - 10/24/2013 Notice of Formation of Tallgrove, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/21/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 345 W. 14th St., #PHD, NY, NY 10014, Attn: Magnus Hoglund. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 09/19 - 10/24/2013

Notice of Formation of Arthur Avenue Residence, L.P. Certificate filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/30/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Center for Urban Community Services, Inc., 198 E. 121st St., 6th Fl., NY, NY 10035. Name/address of each genl. ptr. available from SSNY. Term: until 12/31/2099. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 09/19 - 10/24/2013 Notice of Formation of FMS Wayne County, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 8/29/13. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 920 Winter St., Waltham, MA 02451. 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: 09/19 - 10/24/2013 Notice of Qualification of SOAM Market Neutral Fund, L.P. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 7/31/13. Office location: NY County. LP formed in DE on 7/11/13. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to the principal business addr.: c/o SOAM Holdings, LLC, 150 E. 52nd St., 30th Fl., NY, NY 10022. 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: 09/19 - 10/24/2013 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF FloodstopUSA LLC Arts of Org filed with Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/10/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to principal business address: 515 E 79 St, Ste 20D, NY, NY 10075. Purpose: any lawful act. Vil: 09/12 - 10/17/2013 NOTICE OF FORMATION of RNR Media Consulting, LLC Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 5/21/13 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: RNR Media Consulting, 55 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10013. Purpose: To engage in any lawful act or activity. Vil: 09/12 - 10/17/2013

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 HUBBELL MOUNTAIN LLC Art. Of Org. Filed Sec. of State of NY 11/23/2011. 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 Alan Haberman, 11 Mill Pond Road, Sherman, CT 06784. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity. Vil: 09/12 - 10/17/2013 2184 CEDAR AVENUE LLC Art. Of Org. Filed Sec. of State of NY 07/23/2013. 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, 404 East 79th Street, Suite 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 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 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 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 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

September 19 - 25, 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 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 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 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 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

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 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 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 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

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

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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

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Audacity (and thanks) in the Village in a new era Continued from page 11 was groomed since 2001 as the next leader by Quinn, Duane and Glick. Brad (who was NOT SLAPPED by George Capsis — Capsis just flicked his hand on his chin because he wasn't looking at him) is an enormously smart, though overly cautious man. During the recent election he was also out of step with his constituents, touting Quinn and attacking Bill de Blasio until the very end, and pushing Jessica Lappin (Quinn’s choice) for borough president. But Brad is a rookie, and he has paid his debt to Quinn and Duane, and they can’t control him anymore. I am waiting for the real Brad — the one I supported for City Council in 2001— to come forward. What do I hope to accomplish? My first goal is to get Bill de Blasio and Letitia James elected as mayor and public advocate. I have been a friend and supporter of both of them for some time. They are smart, thinking, principled people. Letitia needs to win because women and people of color need to have representation in our city’s executive leadership. Bill needs to win because he has a vision of tackling the inequality and racial discrimination that is tearing our city apart. And because we need a mayor who will listen to the citizenry.

Goal 2 is to figure out how to bring the hundreds of people who worked on Barack Obama’s campaigns, and young people inspired by Occupy Wall Street, back into the political arena on an ongoing, organized basis. Our existing political clubs in the Village — which must merge and get rid of their existing ineffective leadership if they are to have any ongoing meaning — have failed to address this task. Goal 3 is to reopen the debate about how to solve the crumbling structural problems at Pier 40 and address the fiscal instability of Hudson River Park. I know that the vote for me was, in part, a protest against the cavalier and demagogic manner in which the work of the Pier 40 Champions and the Greenwich Village Little League and the Downtown United Soccer Club was tossed aside, and a protest against the open-ended sale of air rights that was offered in its place. Goal 4 is to pursue the effort to attract a hospital, even a small one, to the Lower West Side. This is an enormous task, but one that could be aided by a Mayor de Blasio. I don’t say this glibly — attracting the medical team and he capital, and finding a location outside the flood zone is a daunting task. Goal 5 is to stop the marine waste-transfer station being planned for Gansevoort Peninsula, which was only sited there because Chris Quinn was running for

mayor; it is 100 yards from a major playground on Pier 54 and cannot be built. Goal 6 is to stop the Spectra gas pipeline that is planned to run under Gansevoort, which will expose our neighborhood to dangerous gases. Goal 7 is to work with East Village school activists to add more classroom space, including pre-K space, east of Broadway, just as has occurred west of Broadway; and I’m not talking about Eva Moskowitz-controlled charter school seats.

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 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: New York 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

It’s an ambitious agenda. Maybe an audacious one — a word I have loved since introduced to it by Barack Obama. In fact, I may call my effort “Audacity 66” — my district is the 66th. But we will get nowhere unless there is better communication and coordination among activists, and a unity of purpose. I invite all people with progressive ideas, and open minds, to join with me. Help elect Mayor de Blasio and then let’s heal and energize our community as the mayor works to heal and energize this city.

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 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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letters to the editor Continued from page 10 tion, aging straight and gay Villagers. We are not out ahead of these dangers. Patrick Shields

Brewer will make us proud To The Editor: Gale Brewer is a unique politician. As a volunteer, I have seen first-hand how she connects with people with her caring and sincere disposition. Gale is the real deal and will make seniors, disabled and working families proud to call her borough president. She initiated and helped pass the paid sick leave law. I have seen Gale on nyc.gov TV and how hard she works for all New Yorkers. Gale campaigned often in Stuy Town. She has pledged to fight hard for Stuy Town and rent regulation to keep this community affordable. Stuy Town is lucky to have such a seasoned, down-to-earth candidate. She is 40 years in government, 12 years in the City Council, and as borough president will make all New Yorkers proud. Marietta A. Hawkes

Re “Quinn doesn’t win; Voters want a change of direction” (news article, Sept. 12): I’m very sorry that Margaret Chin won, because she favors the big developers. Her win seems inconsistent with the overall direction the voters were taking, it seems to me. I also voted for Yetta Kurland because she fought so hard for St. Vincent’s Hospital, and still fights for a new hospital to take its place. Well, the future will be very interesting, and although it will be hard for any of the politicians to live up to their liberal promises because of the movers and shakers in this town, I think we should get some good new changes. Glick has been good about some things and not so good on others; she’s not as liberal as she can appear to be in general.

Activists backed Chin To The Editor: Re “Chin beats Rajkumar, taking nearly 60 percent of the vote” (news article, Sept. 12): Councilmember Chin had the backing of many longtime political activists and community organizers for a reason. We think she is our best shot at fighting for affordable housing. Ms. Rajkumar could back that fight.

Politics at its worst

K Webster

To The Editor: Re “Johnson trounces Kurland in race to succeed Quinn” (news article, Sept. 12): Eh. Yetta called Corey evil over and over and over again. That’s not the type of person we need at the table. And what do we need her assistance on? Really what? She divided people on St. Vincent’s. That was her only issue. I don’t wish her any ill will but I’d really like her to exit politics. She is the worst kind of politician.

Let’s hope she improves

Julie Bender

The future looks interesting To The Editor:

To The Editor: Re “Chin beats Rajkumar, taking 60 percent of the vote” (news article, Sept. 12): This article and video clip prove the adage that history is told from the perspective of the victors, even in a media outlet like The Villager, which wholeheartedly endorsed Jenifer Rajkumar for City Council in District 1. Some of us look at the figures a little differently. For instance, by splitting the 17-point lead in half and wondering what might have been if 8.5 percent who went one way would have gone the other. I hope Sheldon Silver’s implying that Jenifer Rajkumar is not someone who can be worked

with was at least not intended to be hurtful. Margaret Chin’s final remark as seen on the video, on the other hand, seems to be a deliberate slash at a recently defeated challenger. I have worked closely with Jenifer since she was elected district leader almost two years ago. My experience is that she listens to the community, and she participates in community-based actions such as our efforts to free Petrosino Square’s art installation space of a Citi Bike kiosk that could easily be moved a few feet into the roadbed. I am proud that Jenifer and I and a hundred other protesters against the N.Y.U. 2031 expansion plan were thrown out of City Hall together on July 25, 2012. While constituents around Petrosino Square certainly appreciate Margaret Chin’s defense of our art-installation space from an attempted food cart and actual Citi Bike takeover, my repeated pleas to the councilmember’s office since mid-July to help us with a horticultural disaster have received abso-

lutely no reply, no more so than pleas beginning earlier this year for help with recurring vandalism and crime in this small park that is nevertheless a significant public amenity in a district that ranks 58th out of 59 in New York City for open green space per capita. Let’s hope, now that Margaret Chin has been re-elected, that she will turn her attention to the needs of her constituents in Little Italy, Soho and the Village. Hopefully, she will become someone we can work with. Georgette Fleischer E-mail letters, not longer than 250 words in length, to news@thevillager.com or fax to 212-229-2790 or mail to The Villager, Letters to the Editor, 515 Canal St., Suite 1C, NY, NY 10013. Please include phone number for confirmation purposes. The Villager reserves the right to edit letters for space, grammar, clarity and libel. The Villager does not publish anonymous letters.

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Savvy Sven: Up to his tricks PET SET By Heather Dubin At first glance, many people mistake Sven, a five-year-old Keeshond, for a Chow. His owner, Liz Love, got so tired of strangers asking her if Sven was a Chow, that she taught him a clever trick. She demonstrated the conversationstopper at the Tompkins Square Park dog run, their local go-to spot. “Are you a Chow?” she questioned Sven, and on cue, he shook his head no. Love, who wanted a family-friendly dog with intelligence, found a “smart buddy” in Sven. She went to a breeder in California, and was matched with Sven based on her personality, energy level and experience of having had a Chow growing up. “He’s been an awesome dog since,” she said. Known for its dense fur, curved tail and great companionship with its owners, the breed is the national dog of the Netherlands. Liz, and her husband, Andrew Love, both originally from Los Angeles, moved here this past January. They came here for Andrew’s job, a customer service manager at Knewton.com. Liz is a community specialist at Meetup.com, where she also assists organizations with creating animal meetup groups. She belonged to a Keeshond meetup in California, and wants to start one here, but thinks there might not be enough of the breed in Manhattan. When the couple first arrived, they sublet an apartment for 15 days. “Having a dog in New York makes it really hard to find an apartment, and cuts out 75 percent of them,” Andrew said. When they lived in Los Angeles, there were no breed or weight restrictions for dogs in apartments. “Here, your dog has to be under 25 to 35 pounds, if you rent,” Liz said. “It’s an unspoken rule: Don’t ask, don’t tell. We told them it’s basically a Pomeranian [a toy breed] or bigger.” Sven weighs about 40 pounds, and according to Liz, is as a very hyperactive male. Sven goes for three to four walks a day, including a long one, and a “sniffing and exploring” adventure. The Loves live on the second floor, and while Sven has no problem climbing the stairs to go home, going downstairs is not easy for him “As a treat, we take him down the elevator one floor,” Liz said. Sven exhibited more tricks at the dog run, and a highlight included his playing dead after Andrew pretended to shoot him. Liz has also taught the “too smart” Sven a convenient at-home trick to jump up and turn off the light switch. Sven is decidedly mellow, and at one point, Andrew pushed him toward another dog to play, but the Keeshond seemed reluctant to get involved. Sven was more concerned with marking his territory, and Liz noted he does it more than other dogs. “It’s not a breed thing. It must be something I’ve done to him,” she said with a

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