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Famed actress’s cousin is charged in Stuy Town elevator attempted rape BY LINCOLN ANDERSON

SEX ATTACKS, continued on p. 6

C.B. 2 and the P.S. 41 parents put on a push for safer 7th Ave. South BY CLARISSA-JAN LIM

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he Community Board 2 Traffic and Transportation Committee is spearheading efforts to push the city to make the Seventh Ave. / Seventh Ave. South / Varick St. corridor a so-called “complete street.” A complete street is de-

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s first reported by The Villager in an online article Monday, a first cousin of actress Rosario Dawson was arrested for an attempted rape last week in Stuyvesant Town. More information emerged at the man’s arraignment, as

he was additionally charged in two previous East Village sexual-abuse incidents. Police collared Juan Scott, 26, on Monday at his mother’s home in Sound Beach, Long Island. Since this summer, Scott had been living at 544 E. 13th St., the East Village for-

signed with pedestrian and cyclist safety in mind, which includes adding or enhancing pedestrian safety islands, wide, visible crosswalks, protected bike lanes and narrowed traffic lanes, among other improvements. This kind of street treatment is in line with “Vision SAFER 7TH, continued on p. 24

Politicians, along with friends and family of former Councilmember Miriam Friedlander dedicated a street co-naming sign for her at E. Sixth St. and Second Ave. last Sunday. Friedlander, who served 18 years in the Council, died five years ago at age 95. From left, state Senator Brad Hoylman; Frieda Bradlow; former state Senator Tom Duane; Councilmember Rosie Mendez; Friedlander’s son, Paul, and grandson, David; Assemblymember Deborah Glick and former Councilmember Margarita Lopez.

A.G. report shows Airbnb is busiest in L.E.S., Village BY ZACH WILLIAMS

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he Village and surrounding neighborhoods host the largest concentration of Airbnb rentals citywide, according to a new report by state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Nearly three-quarters of rental units listed through the rapidly growing online “home-sharing” service violate state or local laws, according to the Oct. 16 report from the attorney general.

The problem is particularly acute in the areas roughly corresponding to Community Boards 2, 3 and 4, where Airbnb did 40 percent — or $187 million worth — of its New York City business between January 2010 and June 2014, the report states. In comparison, Airbnb operators in Queens, Staten Island and Bronx generated just $12 million during that same period. The attorney general also announced a joint enforcement initiative with the

city to investigate and shut down illegal hotels. “We must ensure that, as online marketplaces revolutionize the way we live, laws designed to promote safety and quality of life are not forsaken under the pretext of innovation,” Schneiderman said in the statement. The report represents the first time that an analysis of Airbnb user data has been made publicly available. Opponents of the San FranAIRBNB, continued on p. 4

Glick ducks while Meadows dodges...............page 2 New plan for stuck former squat....................page 7 Chin not in with appeal on N.Y.U. case.............page 8 There will be Blood Manor..........page 18

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THE GREAT DEBATE — NOT: Well, our efforts to set up a debate between Assemblymember Deborah Glick and Alexander Meadows unfortunately have not gotten very far. Basically, Glick is ducking the idea of a debate, charging that Meadows — who is running on the Progressive Party line — is not a legit candidate. Glick charged — accurately — that Meadows, despite a few weeks ago telling us that he had $30,000 in finances on hand, had not filed anything with the Board of Elections. Indeed, while he is listed as a candidate, and will be on the ballot on Nov. 4, and thus is definitely a “real candidate,” there was no money listed last week under either his name or his campaign committee’s name. Similarly, Republican candidate Nekeshia Woods apparently has no funds on file. Meanwhile, Glick has plenty of cash contributions listed on the site, with more than $80,000 in her war chest. A perusal of her donors shows a who’s who of local activists who have given her anywhere from $100 to $250 to, in some cases, $500. In a phone message and again, when we tried to buttonhole her at the street co-naming for former Councilmember Miriam Friedlander on E. Sixth St. last Sunday, Glick fumed that Meadows has “flouted basic campaign finance law,” and so she does not feel she should debate him. The fine for not making the periodic filings in elections for state office is pretty mild, only $500, though rises to $1,000 for the more important biannual filings — but that’s not the point, she stressed. She told us she was “surprised” that both The Villager and Village Independent Democrats have called for a debate. “It was only by one vote!” she said of the V.I.D. resolution. Meanwhile, it’s been hard to track down Meadows — which is something we also experienced when he briefly ran in last year’s Council primary against Corey Johnson and Yetta Kurland. We’ve been unable to get him on the phone recently, and in the past couple of weeks have only gotten a few brief e-mails back. In one, he said the reason he didn’t file was due to an “administrative error.” He added, “It would be a shame if our constituency were deprived of a debate about policy issues that will affect the neighborhood for the next 20+ years.” Arthur Schwartz, Meadows’s campaign lawyer, said he recently asked him about why he didn’t file, and that Meadows told him he’d do it in a couple of days. Meadows did have a team of consultants collect petition signatures to get him on the ballot, and they definitely do want to get paid in full, Schwartz said. We agree with

Meadows: Many in the community — including us — want to hear a healthy discussion of last year’s 11th-hour stealth Hudson River Park air-rights legislation, the Pier 40/St. John’s Center “secret M.O.U.” and the candidates’ thoughts on speaking out about sexual harassment in Albany. Anyway, we kept asking Glick about it after Sunday’s ceremony and she kept giving us curt answers before quickly peeling off to talk to other people in the crowd. Finally, we thought about just telling her, “Enjoy the football games!” before she left — but somehow we thought better of it. Local politicos didn’t want to talk on the record, but said they support a debate. “She’s being like Cuomo,” said one of Glick’s frontrunner strategy. Andrew Cuomo similarly refused to debate long-shot primary rival Zephyr Teachout. Another politico, fearing Glick would be vindictive against those publicly calling for a debate, said, “I’m not going to take Alexander Meadows’s bullet.” ... Meanwhile, the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club, led by Allen Roskoff, which endorsed Teachout over Cuomo, is backing Meadows. This Monday, the Owles club blasted out their endorsement, saying, “We firmly believe that there are elected officials who become what’s wrong with government when they stay in office past their prime. Assemblymember Glick is such a person. After 24 years in office she has become part of the establishment and no longer shines as a voice for her progressive district. Her support of Christine Quinn for mayor over Bill de Blasio was a vast disappointment, as was her support of Andrew Cuomo and Kathy Hochul over Zephyr Teachout and Tim Wu. In all these cases the voters in Glick’s Assembly district voted to the left of Glick’s choices. Glick’s not supporting Tish James’s successful bid for public advocate also was in conflict with the district’s voters and she thus opposed the candidacy of the first woman of color to hold citywide office. It’s time for a change. The Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club has therefore endorsed Alexander Meadows for new leadership and a more progressive voice.” Apparently, they must be able to get Meadows on the phone! Well, it turns out that Meadows was good to his word when he told Schwartz he would file — or at least file something. Before we went to press, we gave the Board of Elections site another look and saw that Meadow does have some filings up there now. However, why nothing was displaying last week is a mystery to us. Anyway, this January he had $9,214 in campaign funds, which by July had dropped a bit to $8,424. Last July he had $10,848 on hand. But there is nothing more recent than this July. There was a 32-day pre-election filing he was supposed to make, for example. Glick had told us last week that she wasn’t even sure that if Meadows “scrambled” to file something late she would deign to debate him. But now we’ll ask her again! ... As for the Miriam Friedlander street co-naming ceremony, we’ll have a full report in next week’s issue.

RETURN OF THE LENAPE? Jean-Louis Bourgeois, calling from New Mexico, left us a message to tell us that he is in the process of donating his Weehawken St. building to the Lenape tribe, Manhattan’s original inhabitants. As a result of Manhattan’s sale to the Dutch, and the subsequent colonization of the entire continent, the Lenape (pronounced “le-nah-pay”) who once inhabited SCOOPY’S, continued on p.12 TheVillager.com


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cisco-based start-up have accused the company of enabling illegal hotels, while its supporters say Airbnb helps regular New Yorkers make ends meet in an increasingly expensive city. “The report is a treasure trove of information about the rampant nature of illegal hotel operators,” state Senator Brad Hoylman said in an interview. “I’m shocked at how widespread [the problem] is.” But Nick Papas, an Airbnb spokesperson, said in a statement that the report failed to exclude about 2,000 questionable listings that were subsequently removed from the company’s Web site. Local housing regulations further complicate the issue, Papas added. “Every single home, apartment, coop and living space in New York is subject to a myriad of rules,” he said. “So it’s impossible to make this kind of blanket statement about listings. That kind of uncertainty and lack of clarity is exactly why we’re advocating for clear, fair rules for home-sharing.” The state Multiple Dwelling Law prohibits rentals of less than 30 days within dedicated residential buildings. City taxes are also due in many circumstances, though few Airbnb hosts pay them, according to the report. The city

missed out on about $33 million in tax revenue during the studied period of time. In all, 72 percent of Airbnb listings in New York City are illegal, claims the report, which analyzed 493,322 transactions made through the company’s online site. Just 6 percent of operators accounted for 36 percent of the total revenue. About 4,600 units were rented in 2013 for at least three months out of the year, while 2,000 units were rented for at least 182 days. A majority of such units were in popular neighborhoods, such as the East Village and Lower East Side, Chelsea, Hell’s Kitchen, the West Village and Williamsburg. A dozen buildings in those neighborhoods operated as “de facto hotels,” meaning that 60 percent or more of their units were occupied for at least half the year as short-term private rentals, according to the A.G.’s report. The report, though, could not determine the extent to which such activities affected housing units subject to rent regulation because Airbnb rendered the data anonymous before turning it over to the attorney general. Schneiderman began investigating Airbnb in late 2013. He reached an agreement with Airbnb this May after he issued a subpoena for the company’s user data. On May 20, Airbnb turned

over the information after withholding user names and apartment numbers. As the investigation continued, Airbnb began an ad campaign, prominently displayed in New York City subway stations and subway cars, featuring cheery New Yorkers benefitting from the Web site. Local politicians and neighborhood groups countered by forming the coalition Share Better last month. Share Better’s advertisements portray a company responsible for many an unhappy traveling experience. Politicians were quick to praise Schneiderman, as well as urge him and Mayor de Blasio to crack down even harder on Airbnb. “Attorney General Schneiderman should be thanked for revealing the truth about Airbnb,” Borough President Gale Brewer said on Oct. 16. “Allowing thousands of instances of illegal activity until they get caught, and then arguing that the laws should be changed, reveals Airbnb’s arrogance. And no amount of expensive P.R. doublespeak can hide it.” The day after the report came out, the de Blasio administration entered the fray by filing suit, alleging building and fire code violations against the owners of two buildings, one on W. 31st St. and the other at E. 13th St. and Fifth Ave., where there are Airbnb rentals, the Daily News reported. TheVillager.com


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mer squat building where Dawson grew up, and where her mother, Isabel Celeste, and father, Greg Dawson, and relatives still live. The “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” actress stays at the building whenever she is visiting back in town. Scott reportedly had been living since the summer in a converted former bike-storage room in the basement that his father, Isabel’s brother, Nicky Scott — who is also a resident of the building — was renting to him. Juan Scott was arraigned on his charges at Criminal Court in Lower Manhattan Tuesday afternoon. His parents were seated in the courtroom. Scott’s defense attorney’s request for $50,000 bail was denied by the judge, who remanded Scott to custody. The incidents described in court point to an escalating pattern of increasingly violent sexual abuse dating back to this summer. According to the authorities, at 4:23 a.m. last Friday, Scott followed a 20-year-old female Stuyvesant Town resident into the lobby of her non-doorman building and then into an elevator. According to the Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village Tenants Association blog, the building is on E. 14th St. between Avenues B and C. As described in the criminal complaint, Scott pushed the woman to the ground in the elevator and placed his hands on her vagina. He then lifted up her skirt and put his fingers inside her vagina “forcefully.” He held her down on the ground, and continued to put his fingers inside her. The woman “attempted to get away from [him] multiple times, and [he] repeatedly held [her] down and pulled her back into the elevator,” the prosecution said. “The male individual’s actions caused informant to sustain tearing to her labia,” according to the complaint, and “to sustain bruising to [her] face, and multiple burns and lacerations to [her] legs and feet.” The victim yelled and struggled with the suspect, causing him to eventually flee the elevator. A surveillance camera video released by police shows the suspect nonchalantly strolling into a Stuyvesant Town lobby through the entrance door — while carrying a small white plastic shopping bag — then getting into an elevator. Once inside the elevator car, he starts to chat with the victim (whose image has been purposefully obscured in the video), then starts very deliberately licking his fingers as he moves toward her. The provided video clip doesn’t include the struggle that reportedly ensued, but skips ahead to when the

Juan Scott at his arraignment in Criminal Court on Tues., Oct. 21.

suspect is seen rushing out the building’s front door — then acrobatically shimmying down a tree to reach street level and sprinting off down E. 14th St. westward toward Avenue B. The prosecution stated that Scott looks like the man in the video. In connection with the Oct. 17 incident, Scott was charged with first-degree attempted rape, second-degree aggravated sexual abuse and first-degree sexually motivated burglary. As for the victim, the ST-PC tenants association’s site said, “The woman was badly injured and treated at Beth Israel Medical Center.” Scott was also charged in an earlier sexual-abuse incident at an E. 13th St. building. To protect the victims, the addresses have been redacted from the criminal complaint provided by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. The Daily News reported that the victim was a former girlfriend. The prosecution said that on Sept. 21 at 1 a.m., at an E. 13th St. building, Scott pushed the woman down onto her bed and inserted his fingers into her vagina forcefully. “The defendant then slammed the informant’s head against a wall and continued to insert his fingers inside of [her] vagina forcefully…[and] caused informant to sustain pain.” Less than a month later, on Oct. 13, at around 12:31 p.m., Scott is accused of sending “over 38 text messages” to

the victim, “stating that [he] is going to find her, that she needs to drop the charges against [him] and that he was going to kill himself if she did not drop the charges.” The victim, the prosecution said, was caused to “fear for her physical safety and become annoyed and alarmed.” Then, on Thurs., Oct. 16, at 11:20 p.m., again inside the same E. 13th St. building — and, in fact, just five hours before the Stuy Town attack — Scott is accused of knocking on the same woman’s apartment door. When she did not allow him inside, according to the complaint, Scott called her cell phone from an unknown phone number. Apparently either speaking to the woman on the phone or leaving a voice message, he again told her she “should drop the charges against him for sexual assault.” Again, the woman feared for her physical safety and became alarmed, according to the complaint. In connection with these three incidents, Scott was charged with first-degree sexual abuse, second-degree aggravated harassment and fourth-degree stalking. Scott is accused of yet another sexual-abuse incident earlier this summer. According to the prosecution, on June 2, at 11:45 p.m., he followed a woman into her apartment building on E. 11thSt. As the woman attempted to open her apartment door, Scott

grabbed her and “ripped [her] dress up,” according to the complaint. “[He] then grabbed the informant’s vagina with [his] hand forcibly without [her] consent.” He was charged with first-degree sexual abuse and first-degree sexually motivated burglary. Speaking to The Villager on Wednesday, Councilmember Rosie Mendez said there was a sexual-assault incident on E. 11th St. this summer and that there was still a poster about it hanging in her lobby, and she wondered if this was the same as the one Scott is accused of. Scott’s next court date is Fri., Oct. 24. Told on Tuesday of all the charges against Scott, Annie Wilson, a longtime resident of 544 E. 13th St., said “I’m stunned to know that this dangerous person was living in the building. He appeared to be always polite, and I’m very troubled by these recent disclosures of his extremely violent criminal behavior. “This very troubling news adds to the uncertainty regarding the day-today living in the building,” she said. “It just adds to it all.” Speaking on Monday before the full scope of Scott’s alleged crimes had come out, Wilson did say, however, that he had “boundary issues. He pushes himself on women,” she said. But she said she was never aware of him getting physical with anyone in the building. At least half the former East Village squat’s units are occupied by members of the Dawson family or other tenants allied with them. A rival tenant faction occupies the rest of 544 E. 13th St.’s units. Scott lived in the Loisaida tenement for eight or nine months about two years ago, before returning to his mother’s home on Long Island. He recently came back to 544 E. 13th St. and had been living there since this summer. “The last conversation I had with Juan, he said he was paying his father $700 a month rent,” said a building resident speaking on condition of anonymity. “They put him in the bike room in the basement. “He had a little scooter and he was working as a delivery boy,” the tenant said. “He was working for a restaurant, and he was happy scooting around.” One day not long before the alleged Stuy Town attempted rape, the tenant spotted Scott with a woman in her 20s, possibly a girlfriend, walking down E. 13th St. on the sidewalk opposite from the building. “She had on a stylish gym outfit — like a Kim Kardashian style,” the tenant recalled. “She had good makeup application — stylish.” TheVillager.com


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he arrest of Rosario Dawson’s cousin on Monday for attempted rape has put renewed focus on the troubled East Village tenement where the famous “Cesar Chavez” actress grew up and where her cousin had been living since this summer. The building is one of 11 East Village squats that were sold in 2002 under the Giuliani administration to the squatters for $1 per building. Under the deal, the squatters were supposed to bring the buildings up to code, then would get to keep their apartments as low-income units. More than half of the squats reportedly have already become low-income co-ops. But 544 E. 13th St. has lagged way behind, and, in fact — a full dozen years after the historic agreement with City Hall — almost no work has been done to fix up the building to bring it into line with proper city building codes. The tenement is sharply divided between two factions: the Dawson clan and its allies on one side versus another group that claims some longtime tenants. One of them, African graphic artist Alfa Diallo, was among a group of several pioneers who originally “opened up” the formerly abandoned building, whacking cinderblocks out of a closed-up doorway with a sledgehammer to gain access. The non-Dawson faction charges that Isabel Celeste — Rosario’s mother — and her family members basically run the building as if they own it, and have aggressively taken over units, and have also impeded efforts to fix up the place to bring it up to code. Former common spaces, like a basement bicycle-storage room, have been taken over and are now being rented out for profit. In June 2013, Celeste — without permits — drilled a hole in her firstfloor apartment’s floor, then installed a spiral staircase down to a basement space to create a duplex for herself. Alerted by other tenants who were concerned about vibrations from the construction, firefighters arrived, resulting in a partial-vacate order being issued after unsafe conditions were found, including a partially detached rear fire escape and a leaning parapet. Tenants also complain that essential services — including heat, gas and hot water — are nonexistent. Tenants use hot plates to cook and to heat up water for bathing, and electrical space heaters in the winter to keep warm. After at least two winters — the last one particularly brutal — without heat and hot water, they are not looking forward to another. Celeste did not respond to a request for comment.

The Dawson family and its allies control at least half the units at 544 E. 13th St.

Attorney Adam Leitman Bailey was retained by Celeste and her faction during the past year. Two months ago, he told The Villager he was fighting a tax-lien foreclosure on the property, which he assured they would defeat. Speaking on Monday, Bailey said the foreclosure effort has temporarily been put on hold. Stressing that he is a real estate lawyer, Bailey said he isn’t representing Juan Scott, Dawson’s first cousin who is charged with attempting to rape a woman in a Stuy Town elevator last Friday, plus two other prior East Village sexual-abuse incidents. Bailey said he met Scott at a meeting of what the attorney called the “homesteaders” — since the Giuliani deal, they’re technically not squatters anymore, he noted — over this past summer. “I met him once,” the attorney said of Scott, 26. “He was sitting in the corner. I saw no predilections toward someone who would disrespect a female. Nice guy. Respectful. Quiet. But then again, I only saw him once.” As for the building’s future, Bailey said he is, in fact, currently working with the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development and the Urban Homesteading Assistance Board, or UHAB, on a way to get the E. 13th St. building fixed up and put into one of Mayor de Blasio’s new affordable housing programs. Under the 2002 deal with the city, UHAB was basically supposed to shepherd and assist the squats on their way to conversion into low-income co-ops. But Bailey said UHAB

never paid any taxes on the E. 13th St. building, which is what triggered the foreclosure effort. “The City Council appointed them the owner until our clients were deemed ready to take ownership,” he stated of UHAB. According to Bailey, the new plan would involve a “white knight developer” who would invest money into the building — to the tune of $108,000 per unit — in return for which the developer would get a bonus of floor-area ratio (F.A.R.) — in other words, additional square footage — that he could use at another site to develop market-rate units. This would be done through creating a “comprehensive zoning lot,” with the market-rate portion possibly located nearby or elsewhere within the neighborhood. The details are still being hashed out, and the developer’s investment might wind up being less than $108,000 per unit by the time negotiations end, since otherwise the total would be a pretty high sum, and possibly more investment than the building needs, Bailey said. There would be “a covenant running with the land,” so that the units would be permanently affordable. The deal could be finalized as soon as a month from now, Bailey said. According to a source, BFC Partners, led by managing partner Don Cappocia, is the developer trying to swing this “inclusionary zoning” deal involving 544 E. 13th St. But Bailey said he could not confirm that. Actually, this program could work out better in terms of affordable

housing than what was done with the other former squats, the attorney indicated. Namely, the other legalized squats actually could convert to market-rate status in 30 to 40 years, once their mortgages are paid off, Bailey contended. Setting it apart then, under the new deal, all the units at 544 E. 13th St. would be affordable in perpetuity. About two weeks ago, a UHAB representative toured the building. It’s been hard to get answers from UHAB, though, on exactly what is going on with 544 E. 13th St. and if it will ever become a low-income co-op. Bailey denied that Celeste and the Dawsons are the problem, and countered that the building is well-run. “We represent some of the richest, most exclusive buildings in the city,” Bailey said of his law firm. “This board [at 544 E. 13th St.] is as good as any building I’ve worked with, and they’re working really hard on it, using their own sweat equity and money [to rehab the building]. I’m impressed with it. … To me, there’s no civil war. I know that Isabel is trying to fix the building. I think that they deserve medals, not to be crapped on.” If the place isn’t as far along as it should be, then it’s all UHAB’s fault, he said at one point, stressing that the nonprofit was appointed the squats’ owner until the buildings were ready to convert to low-income co-ops. Bailey, in turn, also blasted Annie Wilson, Diallo and other longtime former squatters who are not allied with the Dawsons — “Annie and her minions,” as he put it — saying they are really the ones standing in the way of progress. “Annie does not contribute anything positive to the building,” he charged. “She actually should be evicted.” Asked who exactly is footing the bill for his high-priced law firm’s services, Bailey just replied that it was “people” living in the building, and said he couldn’t be more specific. For her part, Wilson was galled at the idea of the former squat — with all that it stands for — potentially now being used to help boost the bulk of a new luxury residential project in the community. “It makes me sick,” she said. “It’s the irony of the matter.” Rosario Dawson, due to her success, is a role model, and her mother is well known in the community and is involved in charitable causes. Councilmember Rosie Mendez said she knows Celeste and likes her. “Whatever he has done,” she said of Scott, “you can’t impute that to Rosario, her mother, his father or anyone else. You can’t impute any bad actions to the building either. As far as I know, Rosario is not involved in any of the building issues.” October 23, 2014

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Most pols blast new ruling on N.Y.U. project; BY LINCOLN ANDERSON

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n the wake of the Appellate Court’s overturning a lower court’s decision on the “N.Y.U. 2031” mega-development plan, The Villager sounded out local politicians on their opinion on the latest ruling. Most of them blasted the decision and called it disappointing, and said they support an appeal. But, in a one-sentence response, City Councilmember Margaret Chin — who represents the proposed project site — had nothing bad to say about the Oct. 14 ruling, and in fact, said it represents a move in the right direction. In January, a broad coalition of community plaintiffs — including N.Y.U. faculty, the Greenwich Village Society of Historic Preservation, numerous local groups and individuals and Assemblymember Deborah Glick — won a stunning victory in the case in State Supreme Court. Following last week’s setback at the Appellate Division, however, they said they now intend to appeal to the state’s highest court, the Court of Appeals. Back in January, most local politicians had strongly praised Justice Donna Mills’s ruling, in which she determined that three of four of the

A rendering of the full “N.Y.U. 2031” plan, showing the four buildings that would be constructed: two infill “Boomerang Buildings” on the northern superblock and the “Zipper Building” and another building on the southern superblock.

disputed open-space strips on the eastern and western edges of New York University’s South Village superblocks are parkland — albeit “impliedly” so — even though they are still technically under Department of Transportation jurisdiction. At that time, the pols, in a post-rul-

ing rally at G.V.S.H.P.’s East Village office, had called for N.Y.U. to “come back to the table” and completely redesign its massive plan from square one — but N.Y.U., as well as the de Blasio administration, subsequently appealed Mills’s ruling. Glick, as reported in last week’s

newspaper, in a statement after the ruling, said, in part, “The ‘N.Y.U. 2031’ plan disregarded the law when it came to the ‘alienation’ of parkland and will result in the razing of public green space that is essential for the community. ... We will continue to press forward and appeal this ruling and look to the higher court to protect green space that has for decades been used by the community.” Congressmember Jerrold Nadler told The Villager, “I am disappointed with the ruling by the Appellate Division reversing Judge Mills’s ruling from January. These public spaces — which include a children’s playground and open spaces that help make this neighborhood a better place to live — are vitally important to the community.  And the fight to preserve them will go on.” State Senator Brad Hoylman told the newspaper, “I think the Appellate Division erred in determining that the Public Trust Doctrine doesn’t apply to these park strips. While the court recognizes in its perfunctory decision that parkland can be implied, it goes on to say that because the City never [ital] expressly [unital] designated the strips as parks, they’re not protected by state law. With this circular reasonN.Y.U. LAWSUIT, continued on p. 9

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ing, it’s hard to conceive of a scenario where these judges would find that implied parkland exists. “The park strips,” Hoylman continued, “consist of open space with trees, greenery, playgrounds, gates and even official park signage. Sure sounds like a park to me and certainly deserving of state protection. I think this decision runs counter to the law, public policy and frankly, old-fashioned common sense. “I’m heartened by the fact that the plaintiffs have already stated they are preparing a further appeal,” Hoylman said. Under the Public Trust Doctrine, the state Legislature first must “alienate” public parkland before it can be removed from park use — such as for use as a construction staging area or for part of the footprint of N.Y.U.’s new “Zipper Building,” which the university wants to build on its Coles gym site on Mercer St. Borough President Gale Brewer said, “While the court decision is clearly a setback for those of us concerned about preserving open space in our city, it’s not the end of the line.” State Senator Daniel Squadron told The Villager, “The Appeals Court

decision is disappointing, especially since the community’s argument is not built on vague wishes but includes a very specific history, as [Henry Stern] the former Parks commissioner and others have made clear. The fact is, an accurate, full and fair assessment of the impact of new development is a crucial part of community planning. As my colleagues and the community have said, a reassessment of the plan should follow an inclusive process that appropriately accounts for all open space, as well as other priorities.” Regarding Squadron’s referring to a “reassessment,” the Appellate panel denied the plaintiffs’ appeal calling for a do-over of the seven-month-long Uniform Land Use Review Procedure — the city review process for such a project. City Councilmember Corey Johnson said, “The Appellate Court’s recent decision is unfortunate and wrong for the community. It is clear that the ‘N.Y.U. 2031’ plan is a land grab and the proposed buildings will further reduce an already limited amount of green space in the Village. “New York has a process by which public land is ‘alienated’ for private use, and N.Y.U. has willfully ignored that process to expand its footprint

in low-slung Greenwich Village,” Johnson said. “When a piece of land looks like a park, is used like a park, and has all the features of a park, then indeed, it is a park. I support the community plaintiffs and Assemblymember Glick’s decision to appeal this ruling to the Court of Appeals.” As for Chin, she issued a terse statement to The Villager on Monday basically indicating that, well, last week’s Appellate Division ruling was all good. “We’re now one step closer to seeing these strips mapped as parkland under the plan negotiated and approved by the City Council in 2012,” she said. She said nothing about the community plaintiffs’ planned appeal. Chin’s statement came with an attachment of a section of the ULURP application for the massive, nearly 2-million-square-foot project — approved by the City Council in July 2012 — that calls for portions of the strips eventually to become permanent parkland after the N.Y.U. project is completed. The section of the ULURP specifically refers to “a City Map Change to narrow, through elimination, discontinuance, and closure, various segments of Mercer Street and LaGuardia Place to enable property

disposition to New York University and to establish parkland.” Back in January, Councilmember Rosie Mendez had questioned Mills’s ruling deeming the LaGuardia Garden parkland. When the full City Council O.K.’d the N.Y.U. project two years ago, Mendez said it was a very tough decision for her to vote “yes,” but that Chin was her “sister.” On Wednesday, Mendez indicated she’s still not ready to call all four of the disputed strips parkland. “From some of the things that I saw, I think certain areas could be parks because there had been things done by the Parks Department for many years. I don’t think it applied to all sections, but on some of them, they made a good argument. There were degrees, different levels, and some things to me were more convincing than others. But, at the end of the day, the plan put forward by Margaret and approved by the City Council was that, down the road, this would become parkland.” Yes, Mendez said, she understands that some in the community want the strips declared parkland right now to stop the N.Y.U. project. “We’re not guaranteed they could win an appeal,” she added of the community plaintiffs.

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POLICE BLOTTER Subway jerk Police caught a guy with his pants down, literally, on Fri., Oct. 17, inside the subway entrance at the northeast corner of W. 14th St. and Sixth Ave. At about 12:20 p.m., a cop observed James Hunt, 37, allegedly masturbating near the turnstiles. After arresting the man, police said they also found marijuana in his possession. He faces misdemeanor charges of public lewdness, lewdness with intent to be seen and unlawful possession of pot. He also was charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument after police found a bent MetroCard in his pocket.

Transit tension Police found they had more than a misdemeanor on their hands after attempting to arrest a man for trespassing in a subway tunnel in at the station at Eighth Ave. and W. 14th St. According to police, around 4:05 a.m., on Sat., Oct. 18, as a police officer

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arrested the alleged trespasser, several other people surrounded him. After the group failed to disperse, the officer called for backup. But that didn’t cool things down right away. After the reinforcements arrived, Sharayne Bolar, 23, allegedly hit an officer on the right side of his neck. She also spat at an officer, police say. Bolar was charged with felony assault.

Rocky job interview A 51-year-old man entered a city job center as a client, but his employment prospects may have decreased after he allegedly attempted to assault a security officer, a felony. Police said that at about 9:15 a.m. on Wed., Oct. 15, the man let loose with an outburst of profanity, coupled with “loud boisterous actions,” then charged a female officer, 36, at the center, at 12 W. 14th St. The officer, who is not with the New York Police Department, suffered a cut hand while arresting Luis Feliciano, 51.

Wrenching arrest A man found crouching between two parked automobiles at about 1:40 a.m. on Fri., Oct. 17, was trying to strip parts from one of them, police said. The suspect, 44, quickly rose to his feet, and reportedly dropped an Allen wrench and pipe, when a police officer approached him in front of 25 Grove St. One of the vehicles, meanwhile, was propped up by bricks that had been found nearby, with lug nuts on a front wheel already loosened. Police arrested Nicola DeVito and said they found a screwdriver, gravity knife and a package of mail not addressed to him in his possession. He was charged with auto stripping, a misdemeanor.

Phone-y cop After getting into a dispute in front of 77 Christopher St. on Sun., Oct. 19, a man called 911 at about 2 a.m. claiming to be a police officer. Once real officers had rushed to the scene, he admitted he was not with the N.Y.P.D., but only

had claimed that because he wanted a faster response to his call. Police arrested Joshua Brown, 21, charging him with reckless endangerment, a misdemeanor. According to the report, they also found three bags of marijuana in his right pants pocket, but apparently did not charge him for it.

Camera clash After a man, 29, allegedly broke Wilbert Geronimo’s camera, what happened next wasn’t a pretty picture, police said. At about 12:46 a.m. on Mon., Oct. 20, the men got into an argument over the camera near the southeast corner of Greenwich and Horatios Sts., according to police. Geronimo then chased the man down and allegedly assaulted him, causing cuts and bruises. The victim went to the Lennox Hill HealthPlex, at W. 12th St. and Seventh Ave., for treatment. Geronimo, 27, was charged with misdemeanor assault.

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Police with hundreds of Cost graffiti posters and stickers they allegedly found after a search of Adam Cole’s Porsche.

How the cops caught Cost in a sticky situation BY LINCOLN ANDERSON

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arlier this month, police busted “Cost” — one of the city’s most prolific graffiti taggers back in the 1990s — on W. 13th St. between Seventh and Eighth Aves. Police said they spotted Cost, 45, a Queens native whose real name is Adam Cole, on Sun., Oct. 5, around 4 a.m. strolling back to his Porsche Cayenne, which was parked on the same block. He was reportedly carrying an extendable pole with a wet brush affixed, and his clothes were covered in what appeared to be a goopy paste. After an arrest for graffitiing in the late ’90s, Cost had gone on a self-imposed 16-year hiatus. But his moniker — affixed to building walls by a glutinous mixture of water and flour or starch — popped up again across Manhattan starting in 2010, and one particular cop took notice. Police Officer Colin Sullivan read up on the Cole — who had given extensive interviews over the years to newspapers and onTheVillager.com

A doorway plastered with Cost wheat-pasted graffiti signs.

line sites — and showed published photos of him to his Sixth Precinct colleagues, urging them to be on the lookout now that the plastered placards had reappeared. “The tags I saw recently appeared to be pretty fresh,” Sullivan said. “Everyone in my unit was aware of what this guy looks like. I’ve been boring these guys to death with Adam Cost pictures.” The research and vigilance paid off when Sullivan’s partners in the Greenwich Village precinct’s Cabaret Unit thought they recognized the man out for a super-early Sunday morning stroll. “We noticed this man who fit [Cole] to a ‘T’,” Sergeant Michael Alfieri said. Alfieri, along with Police Officers Craig Sikorski and William Morris, then looked up and saw a rectangular “Cost” poster roughly 2 feet high and 3 feet wide — fresh adhesive still dripping from it — on scaffolding about 20 feet above a rare wine shop. A glue-filled container sat on the sidewalk below. The glue drum’s lid was next to Cole’s parked Porsche. Additional

glue drums and more long brushes could clearly be seen through the windows of the luxury S.U.V., according to cops. Police executed a search warrant on the vehicle two days later and recovered adhesive and brushes, as well as hundreds of stickers and posters with “Cost” printed on them. Cole was charged with criminal mischief, making graffiti and possession of a graffiti instrument in nine separate incidents this year. Cole has recently taken to Instagram, where his thousands of followers can view his latest tags around the five boroughs. Meanwhile, police have their own video of the resurgent graffitiist. A minutes-long surveillance tape outside one tagging location, Bar Naná on Gansevoort St., shows Cole step out of his Porsche and get to work brushing on Cost posters with the sticky wheat paste. “This stuff is impossible to get off the wall,” Sullivan said. “That’s why it’s so expensive to remove.” October 23, 2014

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a broad swath of territory around New York and New Jersey, today mainly live in Ontario, Wisconsin and Oklahoma. We tried calling back the scion of famed sculptor Louise Bourgeois for more details, but couldn’t reach him.

ELECTION INTRIGUE: The election for chairperson of Community Board 2, as well as for other board officers, is heating up, with candidate slates forming. We hear that one slate sports Tobi Bergman for chairperson, with Terri Cude for first vice chairperson and Maury Schott for second vice chairperson. A rival slate is headed by Bo Riccobono for board chairperson, with Jon Geballe for first vice chairperson and Katie Bordonaro for second vice chairperson. The board’s Nominating Committee will announce a slate of candidates at the Thurs., Oct. 23, C.B. 2 full board meeting, but other candidates and slates can also be “nominated from the floor.” There are a lot of rumors and accusations flying around, with some charging that current board chairperson, David Gruber, is even trying to handpick his successor. Gruber denied this to us, and added that he wants to do something to make the process more informative for board members. We’re told there will be a question-and-answer period with all the candidates at Thursday’s meeting, with only C.B. 2 members allowed to query the candidates. RADICAL CASE: East Village radical attorney

he was due in court in Syracuse for sentencing on charges of obstruction of taxes. The sentencing was adjourned to Oct. 31. Cohen is reportedly facing 18 months in jail. But speaking to us last week, he was holding out hope that he might serve less time, though didn’t want get into too many details. “Whether there will be jail, how much jail — 18 months could be a year,” he said. “There’s reductions and halfway house.” When we spoke with him, he was getting ready to leave his Avenue D pad for a four-day trip to an undisclosed country in the Middle East, where he said he was “going to deal with a situation.” We later read — in media reports blasting his radical tweets — that it was Kuwait. “Terror suspects’ lawyer Stanley Cohen rants before prison sentence,” blared the headline on an NBC News online article. The article displayed some of his Kuwaiti tweets, including: “Palestine for Palestinians, every one else apply for a terrorist visa,” and “So what are we now to call those Is-

raelis tired of genocide and going back home — to Europe. Self-hating realists.” Anyway, on a lighter subject, we asked Cohen — who we knew is a big Knicks fan — about another crisis situation, New York sports. “I’m very depressed. I love Carmelo Anthony,” he said. “But I don’t have a lot of respect for the surrounding team. I like Tyson Chandler a lot. I had hoped they’d get a real point guard. ... I’m a Yankees fan — we suck. We lost Jeter.” His team the Giants need to improve, and forget about the Jets, he said, especially since they signed Michael Vick. “I’m a dog person,” he said. “I can forgive a lot of things, but... .” Meanwhile, the Occupy Wall Street folks have made a video on Cohen, in which he and journalist Chris Hedges make the case for why Cohen should not be “silenced” by the feds but should be shown leniency. In short, as they both say in the clip, Cohen — who used to represent the East Village squatters — stands up to power, which is why the government wants him behind bars.

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Grand St. residents in drive to boost bus trips BY HANA RASKIN

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oseph Hanania moved back to New York from Los Angeles to escape isolation and dependency on cars, only to find himself in a corner of the city underserved by the mass transit. Hanania lives in the Grand St. coops at the corner of Grand St. and the F.D.R. Drive. It is a close-knit community with many longtime residents and a large elderly population. Hanania loves his neighborhood. He wakes up to the sun rising over the East River and is lucky to have some of Manhattan’s rare tennis courts located right across the street. But the abysmal bus service makes it difficult to get to other parts of the city. “I feel like I’m living in a suburb,” he said. Indeed, the Grand St. co-ops community has few transportation options. None of theses options are ideal, particularly for the area’s older, less-mobile residents. They can either walk the 12 or so minutes to the F, M or J trains on Essex/Delancey St. or take the M21 crosstown bus, which runs, according to Hanania, “at best every 20 minutes, and often every half hour or every hour.” Less economical, taxis are also nearly impossible to get right off the F.D.R. Hypothetically, the most convenient option for the residents of the co-ops is the M14A bus, which starts its route right outside their door. But the bus runs so infrequently and is so unreliable that residents are increasingly frustrated. The most perplexing part for those who depend on the 14A bus is why, on average, three M14D busses operate for every one M14A bus. According to Hanania, “The difference is especially noticeable when there are service delays on freezing days, and it takes half an hour — or more — for a jammed 14A bus to arrive.” A few months ago, Hanania started an online petition to improve bus service on Grand St. The petition asks the Metropolitan Transportation Authority for a more equitable allocation of the M14 crosstown busses, and proposes extending the 14D route two blocks south from its “eastern terminus at Delancey St.” to Grand St. Hanania explains that the bus could then “cut back to Delancey St. via Columbia St. to resume its current route.” This alternative course would cover five additional blocks and serve many more residents. So far, the petition has more than 200 signatures and significant community support. Petitioners emphasize how much they rely on the bus service but how it currently fails to meet the community’s needs. Hanania has seen results from another petition on a different issue

Joseph Hanania standing at the end of the line: the M14A bus stop at the east end of Grand St.

that he started last year. That initiative — to improve the East River Park tennis courts — garnered support from Councilmember Rosie Mendez, who secured the necessary funding to resurface and fix the courts. He also spearheaded an ongoing effort to bring the East River ferry service to the Lower East Side. Hanania got his first taste of community organizing when he was a reporter for the Los Angeles Times, covering a story on an activist called Little Bits in South Central L.A. Little Bits mobilized an indifferent neighborhood to have the conditions of its streets improved until the Department of Transportation listened and made the desired changes. “It impressed the heck out of me,” Hanania said, explaining the inspiration for his activism. Hanania’s bus stop sits at the edge of the F.D.R. On a rainy, cold day, a tease of the coming winter, a local resident waited in the bus shelter. Now in her late 60s, she has lived in the area since she was 17. “It’s like we are at the end of the world here,” she said. “Service has not gotten better. If anything, it’s gotten worse.” Hanania is still collecting signatures. To sign the petition and join the effort, visit: http://www.change. org/p/carmen-bianco-bring-betterbus-service-to-the-grand-st-coopsby-rebalancing-service-between-the14-a-and-14-d-lines .

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Spidey sense tingling? Hmm, has Spider-Man been around here lately, pedestrians might have wondered as they walked in Union Square this week. Nope, just string art.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR See you in court, N.Y.U.! To The Editor: Re “Appellate Court rules full N.Y.U. mega-project can proceed” (news article, Oct. 16): It’s certainly no fun to constantly be faced with “N.Y.U. 2031” ’s catastrophic impact on our neighborhood, its green spaces, the parklands we love. Our two blocks are a small oasis of green amid humongous buildings that take away the sun’s good rays. Gone will be not only the Mercer St. parks but also the Washington Square Village

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playground (enjoyed by literally hundreds of children). How ironic that Mayor de Blasio boasts he will provide more parks in other neighborhoods but is willing to let our neighborhood lose open space. How hypocritical of Mr. de Blasio. Now due to Councilwoman Chin’s mismanagement — when she moved up the date required for the School Construction Authority to make plans to build on the Morton Williams site — that site will now be returned to N.Y.U. for whatever purposes the university wants. This, in a time

when we have more and more children needing local elementary schools in our neighborhood. History repeats itself. Many of us remember that N.Y.U. similarly turned what was supposed to be a promised elementary school on the Mercer and Bleecker Sts. site into its Coles gym. But be forewarned, N.Y.U. My neighbors and I look forward to court dates for the next 10 years or more. Whatever it takes. We’re in this for the long haul. Sylvia Rackow

Talk about ‘implied’! To The Editor: Re “Appellate Court rules full N.Y.U. mega-project can proceed” (news article, Oct. 16): Every park in this city is also used as a “pedestrian thoroughfare,” especially in Manhattan. That was N.Y.U.’s weakest argument of all. For me, the main legal issue is that what was “implied,” when the “parcels” were placed under Department of Transportation control, was that the project or projects they were earmarked for were to have been completed. They weren’t. That contract was unfulfilled, and never will be fulLETTERS, continued on p. 16

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Blue Moon Johnny; I wasn’t my brother’s keeper NOTEBOOK BY JERRY TALLMER

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y brother’s song was the moody “Blue Moon” and mine was the peppy “Lady in Red,” and that is the whole story, with Johnny and I trying to shout each other down in our perpetual vocal contest. Blond, curly-haired Johnny, born Jonathan Tallmer in 1923, was three years younger than I and much more musically talented, both in piano lessons and singing voice. But I was ahead of him in the sheer energy, sheer pep, of our long-running shouting contest, and otherwise. He was a far better athlete, in particular a far better tennis player, than I could ever hope to be, both at summer after summer at Camp Menatoma, Readfield, Maine, where he was always champion of the nets, and one later summer at a resort in the Delaware Water Gap, where my mother and I were curiously paired on the tennis court against a newlywed young couple in their 20s. My mother, Ilona Lowenthal Tallmer Müller-Munk, never really liked my brother, equating him with my father — Johnny’s and my father — whom she had run away from in the 1930s to go live in a flat on Third Avenue, next to the roaring rattletrap Third Avenue el, with Berlin-born artist and silversmith Peter MüllerMunk. I have sharp memories of aristocratic PMM ducking out a window to an adjacent rooftop to comply with a court order whenever Johnny or I came in sight. PMM — bad medicine, legally, for my mother. She would lose all right to see her children — ever — if they had any contact — ever — with Peter MüllerMunk. When he launched a business and landed a job as professor of industrial design at Carnegie Tech, she married him and moved with him to a lovely small house in the Squirrel Hill section of Pittsburgh... . By then, Ilona had left far behind her the younger son, Jonathan, who had never recovered from being locked in a closet by her, for disciplinary reasons, years earlier — as she several times had confessed to me (without prompting) back in New York. I could re-hear, in imagination, Johnny’s unanswered cries for release. As you can see, I still feel unearned guilt about it, and a lot of other stuff — to this day. And so did Ilona. My brother had also never recovered from having a living, claw-waving lobster shoved in his face a few years earlier by a grizzled old jestTheVillager.com

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er of a fisherman up at Gloucester, Mass., where my father, Albert F. Tallmer, and mother had taken us — Johnny and me — to break the news about their impending divorce. I don’t think Johnny ever recovered from that lobster; I know I didn’t. I also don’t think my mother ever recovered from a litany of “Boat broke! Boat broke!” that Johnny pounded into my mother’s and my own skulls on that same seaside occasion. A fishing boat had stalled at

exquisite “Dartmouth Undying” — “Dartmouth, there is no music for our singing, no words to bear the burden of our praise...” — and had now handed out to the class copies of my account of that day down on the rocks of Pigeon Cove, much as I’ve told it here. He informed those who asked that they weren’t to read those words for style but for sensitivity... . Yes, yes. And the divorce? Oh, yes... On the rocks of Pigeon Cove, Gloucester, Mass., my little fingers locked together behind my back, as was my childhood shibboleth, I hissed to my kid brother: “Don’t say anything, don’t do anything, just let’s go back up there and keep our mouths closed… .” In short, the lifelong crime of what my mother had always accused me of, would always accuse me of, an immediate all-purposes reliance on laissez-faire… Do nothing. As when she and Peter were lying side by side having their vertebrae stretched in Mass General Hospital in Boston, and I in New York did nothing...

Jonathan never recovered from my mother locking him in a closet.

sea with us in it… . The divorce? Oh yes… . Some few years later I was in a freshman English class at Dartmouth College, up in New Hampshire, conducted by a very sensitive Professor Franklin McDuffie, a future suicide who had written the lyrics to the

As when on a Sunday morning in March 1967 she called me up, heartbroken, from Pittsburgh… “I have nothing to read... . This from a woman who reread all the way through Proust, just for sheer pleasure, every three years or so… . So now it was back in 1940, the year of the Battle of Britain and the fall of France, events made vivid to us by radio through the tensile strength of the voices of Edward R. Murrow and Franklin D. Roosevelt. Time to hit the road, Jack — a decade ahead of Kerouac and Ginsberg, and in the opposite direction. Peter and Ilona in one car, and Harry Jacobs and I in another car — the 1940 Ford roadster my mother had passed along to me to outwit (and outspend) my father — were chasing one another in a race across the great American desert to my mother’s parents — my and Johnny’s grandparents Max and Helen Lowenthal — in Beverly Hills, California. The last time my mother had sped from ocean to ocean to see her parents had been in 1935 or ’36, when her parents were living in Majorca, Spain, and Ilona needed to ask them for the cash for her divorce, as she years later told me. Johnny, 12, and I, three years older, were carried along with her to Majorca for the ride, as she also later told me, and I learned “Stormy Weather” by listening to it being woozily sung by two young women in the ship’s saloon. All the gracious Spanish people who worked for us there — Isabel the housekeeper, Juan the chauffeur, et al. — would soon be as dead in the Spanish Civil War as El Sordo on his hilltop or Pilar among her captured horses, but I was too busy trying to make points with my grandparents’ gorgeous neighbor, Rudolph Valentino’s industrious ex-wife Natacha Rambova — formerly of the Hudnut perfume family — to worry about civil wars or great impending Hemingway novels, and Johnny was just too young and unready (un-read-y) for any of that. In California, in 1940, Johnny was now 3,000 miles away, back in New York, completely forgotten as Peter and Ilona and myself — now closing in on 20 — collapsed in laughter (“How long are we going to ignore this?”) over my mother’s repeatedly spilling her drink while I was learning to hold my own, out here in California. What I also did not foresee was that if I could learn to drink, out here in California, so could my kid brother in New York. And that if I could serve my country in a crucial world war, so could my kid brother in his own right, via the draft. And that he BLUE MOON, continued on p. 16 October 23, 2014

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filled. Even if it were not contractual that the strips were to be returned, their ongoing current use as parks is proven, historic and documented. Their transfer to Parks Department control should have happened long ago. It’s city land. Patrick Shields

D.O.E. needs change To The Editor: Re “On a sad note, P.S. 41 cuts its music classes and talented teacher” (news article, Oct. 2): Wake up! Ms. Zanni was a longtime music teacher. She was expensive, no matter that she might have also been a great teacher. Now she

will be an A.T.R. [absent teacher reserve] and as such a target for receiving evaluations of unsatisfactory so that she might be forced out of the system. Chancellor Farina has made no effort to stem this abuse. Rather she has promised to eliminate the A.T.R. problem by coaching principals how to write reports more effectively so that termination proceedings can be initiated. De Blasio should have started by cleaning house at Tweed. He has instead opted to keep in place the harmful elements and policies in the Department of Education established by Bloomberg that rob our children of a rich and rewarding public education. Lawrence Zajac

Had a Heine connection To The Editor: Re “Poet Anne Ardolino, a.k.a. Anntelope, dies at 69” (obituary, Oct. 16): I was pleased to communicate with her in her last year by e-mail. We got together because we both knew Bill Heine back in the ’60s. Christine Nelson

signs and crossing stripes for “Yield to Pedestrians” are ignored, oh, about 100 percent of the time. That is, for those actually using the bike path, as opposed to those bikers who ignore the “Dismount Bike” signs all over the pedestrian-only path, on which bike riders outnumber bike walkers about 10 to one. The typical ride-anywhere-in-anydirection arrogance is palpable, not to mention dangerous to all the little kids running around the pedestrian path. Stephen Baker

Cycle of confusion To The Editor: All those letters in your last issue written by outraged, put-upon bikers were very touching. I wonder, though, if any of them has been to Hudson River Park, which has a dedicated, protected bike path, on which

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would end up slogging up and down the deadly Nazi-occupied mountains of Italy while I, in relative safety, would help scatter a few bombs on the people of Japan. My brother one-upped me in a more normal manner, too: After having me steal a couple of nifty girls from out of his arms, he came up with a damseI I could not steal because he was going to marry her. Her name was Margot Salop, and still is, though I think she also still answers to Dr. Margot Tallmer, shrink emeritus, which was her handle back in the endless contract bridge and Monopoly games in her generous parents’ Upper East Side habitat that Margot and Johnny and I and various other players kept running to, week in, week out. I don’t know if Ilona ever played a hand of bridge in her life. I doubt it. She did, however, like to play a game of Lady Bountiful from time to time. When my brother and Margot engendered four children (Mary, Megan, Jill and Andrew) over a very few years, Louise and I only came up with two (twins Abby and Matthew) in the same stretch of time. The only one of Johnny and Margot’s brood that I could place today is Bronx Criminal Court Justice Megan Tallmer. She must have been the one jumping wildly, gleefully, up and down on one of the beds in the Nantucket cottage that Lady Bountiful had booked for the summer of 19-something a couple of lifetimes ago — bouncing gleefully up and down to the deep displeasure of her grandmother, Ilona Tallmer Müller-Munk. Who thereupon took it on herself to post a daily check-in behavior chart on the wall of that same Nantucket cottage, to the deep displeasure of the child’s father, Jonathan Tallmer. Who ripped the behavior chart off the wall, tore it

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up, threw the pieces in his mother’s face, and rushed furiously out of the cottage and into the pitch-dark Nantucket night. Leaving his brother — me — who had arrived on the scene wracked with toothache, to gulp down some preventive medicine (Scotch whiskey), and chase after him, and find him, somewhere in that same pitch-black Nantucket night. Which I did. And found him. And that chart stayed off that wall all the rest of that summer. The remainder of my memory of Jonathan Tallmer is bathed in tears — his tears — whenever, in or out of public places (like restaurants), he’d have news for me about his starting a new career, getting a job or losing one, and that continued off and on for a few years until the fateful Sunday in 1967 when my mother ran out of things to read, or thought she did, which adds up to the same terrible thing.

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In their newest car, in its garage, under the big new ugly house on Squirrel Hill. My mother, who hadn’t driven a car since 1940... . It was her turn in the closet. And Peter Müller-Munk’s turn to follow her, same car, same garage, 30 days later. Johnny and Margot finally fell apart, with him moving back alone to the Upper West Side in the ’90s to an apartment I never saw, though I had the chance. I was standing on the corner of 72nd Street and Amsterdam, thinking this is the time to go see him, when I stared up the avenue and it looked so forbidding — so many burnt-out empty shells of once-occupied buildings — that I lost my nerve and turned away. No guts. I never saw my brother again. Not alive. Blue Moon, you saw me standing alone... .

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(Through Nov. 2) Adapted & Directed by Karin Coonrod Music by Elizabeth Swados Through Nov. 2 $40 ($30 for students/seniors)

THE TEMPEST (Nov. 20–23)

By Mokwha Repertory Company $30 ($25 for students/seniors)

NELLA TEMPESTA (Dec. 11–21) PHOTO BY STEVEN SCHREIBER

n these times of multiple daily apocalypses (environmental, biological, socio-political), there are an infinite number of possible human responses. The mass media would apparently like us to panic and stay tuned. Retailers would like us to panic and go shopping. Politicians would like us to panic and run to them for help they will then proceed not to provide. But there is an older, more calming reaction we can have in the face of crisis: we can exorcise the bad demons through art. That would appear to be the tack La MaMa is taking this season with its trilogy of shows collectively branded “Tempest 3: The Tide is Rising.” Part of an overall season called “La MaMa Earth,” the series knits together three completely different interpretations of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” running now through December 21. “The Tempest” has long inspired artists of all types. Hogarth interpreted it on canvas. Sir Arthur Sullivan and Silbelius set it to music. Notable Prosperos have included David Garrick, William Macready, Charles Kean and John Gielgud, who also played the role in Peter Greenaway’s 1991 cinematic riff “Prospero’s Books.” And there are countless screen versions. Science fiction classic “Forbidden Planet” (1956) is an adaptation of “The Tempest.” Paul Mazursky’s did an updated, modern version with John Cassavetes, Gena Rowlands and Molly Ringwald in 1982. The following year, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. of TV’s “The F.B.I.,” played Prospero in a movie version. Julie Taymor directed a version in

By MOTUS Theatre Company $30 ($25 for students/seniors) At La MaMa’s Ellen Stewart Theatre 66 E. Fourth St. (btw. Bowery & Second Ave.) Call 212-254-6468 or visit lamama.org

Constant invention, clarity of storytelling and Reg E. Cathey’s Prospero are three reasons to see the first in La MaMa’s “Tempest” trilogy.

2010 with Helen Mirren portraying a feminized “Prospera” (much as Vanessa Redgrave had earlier essayed the role in 2000). And the Public Theatre did a musical version of its own last season. La Mama’s trilogy starts with an all-star Downtown mega-collabora-

tion directed by Karin Coonrod, with a score by Elizabeth Swados, and starring Reg E. Cathey as Prospero, Joseph Harrington (“Billy Elliot”) as Ariel and Tony Torn as Stephano. This will be followed next month with a visit from South Korea’s Mokwha Repertory Company, who

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Old-fashioned gore and creatures of the night Blood Manor is frequently freaky and highly satisfying BY SEAN EGAN

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efore entering Blood Manor haunted house proper, visitors are ushered into a small hallway and greeted by a large man, decked out in a garish suit and top hat combo, wearing bold, fluorescent face paint that glows in the black lights that illuminate the corridor. The man, standing tall, proceeds to warn of the horrors that lie within the manor, and bellows boilerplate safety precautions at the top of his lungs, ratcheting up tension by invading personal space and increasing in volume — that is until he pulls back, and requests, in a squeaky, tinier voice “Have fun. Have a lot of fun.” It’s an unexpected moment of comedic relief that produces laughs instead of screams, and offers a taste of what’s to come if you dare enter the attraction after his warning. Provided your tastes lean slightly to the macabre, you are almost guaranteed to have the aforementioned fun (and some laughs), as well as a sense of uneasy build-

(btw. Charlton & Vandam Sts.) Hours vary daily Tickets: $30 in advance, $35 at the door RIP (VIP) Tickets: $50 in advance, $60 at the door Visit bloodmanor.com or call 212-290-2825

A bloody good time awaits, if you dare to enter the Manor.

up and unexpected shocks. Blood Manor is currently entering its 10th season, making it one of New York City’s longest running haunted attractions — and its easy to see why it’s lasted so long. Blood Manor is nothing if not a

solidly constructed, classic haunted house, delivering just about everything one could expect from an attraction of its kind. That might not sound like much, but hey, if it works as well as it does here, there’s no need to tweak a win-

ning formula. Blood Manor is also not sadistically intense like some other haunted houses, instead focusing on good old-fashioned gore and creatures of the night, giving BLOOD continued on p.19

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Karin Coonrod’s “Tempest” plays through Nov. 2, at La MaMa’s Ellen Stewart Theatre.

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“Chronicles of Three Kingdoms.” Then, in December, Italy’s MOTUS Theatre Company will present “Nella Tempesta” — a mashup of “The Tempest” with passages from Philip K. Dick, William Gibson, Aldous Huxley, and others, including the

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actors themselves. Both international productions will be presented in their native languages, with supertitles. According to artistic director Mia Yoo, the germ of the project originated in the summer of 2012 at La MaMa’s artist retreat in Umbria, Italy, where Coonrod and Swados were both in residence as teaching artists.

The beginnings of a collaboration emerged, resulting in the creation of a song for Ariel that Yoo says “had an eerie, magical quality. They continued working together over the next few days. When we left [the retreat] we said ‘We need to find a way to make this happen.’ ” The galvanizing event occurred just a few weeks later when Hurricane Sandy hit New York. “There was a river flowing down Seventh Street,” recalls Yoo. “It was surreal. We were without power for days. I said, ‘There must be something we can do.’ ” “The Tide is Rising” — the series’ subtitle— is a phrase from “The Tempest” which was also used by Mayor Bloomberg at the time of the disaster. The connection between the works in “Tempest 3” and Sandy are not literal, according to Yoo, “…but it’s a way of using art to talk about issues like climate change, the manipulating of the environment, and the tempest that’s occurring in our time. Shakespeare’s text presents us with an investigation of man and his connection to nature beyond the human to human issues of power and

freedom.” Yoo says she didn’t initially set out to make a trilogy happen; the arrival of the second two shows were fortuitous coincidences, giving us “three incredibly different global perspectives.” The current version is a faithful interpretation of the play, with Swados’ eclectic score ranging from the avant-garde to the blues, and Koonrod making full use of the height, depth and breadth of the cavernous Ellen Stewart Theatre, while still making it feel intimate by having her actors move out into the audience as well. Cathey’s Prospero was one of the most moving Shakespeare performances this writer has seen, and Coonrod’s two-hour production moved at such a clip, with such constant invention and such clarity of storytelling, I never regretted a minute of it. (How often can you say that?) This “Tempest” will be up through Nov. 2. The South Korean “The Tempest” will run Nov. 20–23, and MOTUS Theatre Company’s “Nella Tempesta” will run Dec. 11–21. TheVillager.com


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it a kind of broader appeal that serves it well. Indeed, Blood Manor allows for teens as young as 14 to pass through its doors unaccompanied, a policy taken advantage of by a line of high schoolers stretched around the block on a school field trip the night I came, and whose energy was infectious. One of Blood Manor ’s biggest strengths is the variety of scares it offers. Passing through its many rooms, one is treated to a murderer ’s row of horror archetypes including mental patients, evil clowns, and, well, literal murderers (sometimes of the chainsaw wielding variety). The restless shifting of focus ensures that one will never get bored, and never really be able to expect what’s going to be around the next corner. Does the bloody torture dungeon not quite do it for you? Well, then maybe the werwolf hiding out a couple of rooms down will be more your speed. There’s something here for everyone, and there’s a kind of giddy excitement waiting to see what exactly will happen next. While it’s true certain rooms seem to be ticking off standard issue horror tropes, more often than not, Blood Manor shows a spark of personality in its rooms. Some rooms are genuinely disturbing and unsettling, chief among them a room where one is forced to push through realistic corpses hung from the ceiling and avoid a stoic human butcher, and a total blackout hallway where eerie noises alone put one on edge. Others show off Blood Manor ’s wonky sense of humor — from a pair of fourth-wall-breaking demonic strippers who berated an adult in my group for bringing a younger teen, to what could only

Blood Manor lives up to its name, with buckets of the red stuff around every corner.

be described as a kitschy horror version of 50s teen movies that featured gore victims, hot rods, and a comically huge machine gun. The production design is the impressive glue that holds things together. The Manor lives up to the first part of its name via some shockingly icky prop design and makeup effects throughout — walking into a vivisection in medias res provides some particularly stomach-turning viscera. Though the whole is not exactly cohesive, the design does an admirable job of establishing each room as a unique space that totally fits the attraction inside — making the

Manor’s rapid changes in tone and content more effectively sold, and all the scarier. Because of this, unfortunately, Blood Manor never captures the sense of dread that the best, more thematically unified haunted houses can. And, for the most part, things are fairly well-illuminated (likely helping its broad appeal), and thus relies a little heavily on jump scares — but it’s a minor quibble, seeing as how effective and creatively deployed they often are. Towards the end, for instance, killer clowns lead you into a neon nightmare of a carnival maze (providing you with 3D-style glasses for extra disorientation). Passing

through the corridors, a seemingly never-ending stream of shrieking and running freaks jump out at you, transforming the house briefly into a demented version of a rake gag, leaving patrons all surprised shrieks and entertained giggles at the terror and absurdity of it all. By the time you exit the attraction, and enter the gift shop, you probably didn’t “Piss [Your] Pants at Blood Manor,” as the popular T-shirt on the wall reads, but you needn’t to enjoy the ride. Blood Manor is a little campy, a little gory, and frequently freaky — a highly satisfying combination if ever there was one.

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The dapper and daring John Grimaldi works his magic, at Theater for the New City’s annual Halloween extravaganza.

The fiendish fiesta takes over all four of TNC’s theater spaces, plus its lobby and the block of E. 10th St., btw. First & Second Aves. Entertainment includes dance music from the Hot Lavender Swing Band (a gay and lesbian 18-piece orchestra), aerial dance by Suspended Cirque, and performances from tons of Downtown underground royalty (including Epstein and Hassan, Penny Arcade, Trav S.D. and Tammy Faye Starlite as Nico). In the basement, David Zen Mansley’s House of Horrors maze has a possession and madness theme — and outside, the barely controlled chaos offers free entertainment from R&B and Dixieland bands, fire-eaters, jugglers, storyweavers, and stilt dancers. The Cino Theater is transformed into a Withes’ Cauldron cafe, where the buffet offerings include American and international delicacies by neighboring East Village restaurants and couscous from a coffin lid. The fiercely competitive Costume Competition, which rewards winners with one-year passes to

TNC and a bottle of Moet & Chandon champagne, includes categories for “Most Hydrofracked,” “Most Beheaded,” “Most Corrupted” and “Most Global-Warmed.” Fri., Oct. 31, at Theater for the New City (155 First Ave. at E. 10th St.) and the block of E. 10th St. btw. First & Second Aves. Free outdoor entertainment starting at 4:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. with indoor entertainment at 8 p.m. via continuously running cabarets. Admission: $20. Costume or formal wear required. The food and drink is graveyard-dirt-cheap. Reservations are strongly recommended. For info, call 212-254-1109 or visit theaterforthenewcity.net.

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If you find yourself freaked out by the six-deep Village Halloween Parade crowds, the best alternative celebration always takes place at the Theater for the New City — where superheroes, zombies, vampires, pirates, witches, formal wear swells, and scary-good artists gather for a bewitching night that celebrates creativity and rewards innovation.

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It may be sick in bed, but rumors of the print medium’s death have been greatly exaggerated — and in a Frankensteinian experiment meant to keep changing times from storming its castle, Live Magazine did the mash. “Live Mag!” is a performance event that coincides with each freshly minted print edition. To celebrate its seventh year (and eleventh issue), Oct. 27’s “Monster Word Mash” has a rowdy troupe of poets, artists, and musicians corrupting The Club at La Mama with their unholy marriage of the page and the stage. Drink, get down and boogie oogie oogie until you just can’t boogie no more (music by Demetrius Daniel). During brief respites from the dancefloor debauchery, enjoy art by Loopster Dianne Bowen and readings from Michael Lally, Filip Marinovich (the “Wolfman” Librarian of OWS), Uche Nduka, Nava Renek, Ilka Scobie, Emily Skillings, and more. Stiffy the clown (aka Jeff Wright) hosts. Prizes awarded to those in costume. Every guy, girl and ghoul will get a complimentary issue of Live MAG! No. 11 — whose contributors include Gary Indiana and Jane LeCroy (poetry) and George Hirose (“Magic Gardens: Night Photographs from the East Village and Lower East Side Community Gardens”). Mon., Oct. 27, 8–10 p.m. at The Club at La MaMa (74 E. Fourth St. btw. Bowery & Second Ave.). Admission: $10 ($8 for seniors). For more info, visit livemag.org.

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First they float your boat, then they deck you one. Upon navigating your way down the staircase to UNDER St. Marks theater, you’re warmly greeted by the ship’s captain, then welcomed to a Bon Voyage party where everyone gets a colorful lei and the chance to join the cast as they joyfully bop, sing along and even play spoons to seafaring pop hits like “The Piña Colada Song” and “Kokomo.” Then the luxury cruise liner leaves port, a virus spreads and it’s every paranoid, puking, and hallucinating passenger for themselves. Authored by Clay McLeod Chapman — who never met a car trunk he didn’t want to stuff a body into — “Seasick” is the latest incarnation of The Pumpkin Pie Show, whose roots in campfire story one-upsmanship makes for a crackling night of theater where the pace is fast, the stakes are high and the disturbing images have eternal staying power. This year, they’ve outdone themselves by ruining our pleasant associations SCARE, continued on p. 21 TheVillager.com


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with buffet dining, karaoke, shuffleboard and the notion of safety in numbers. Physically nimble and vocally intense throughout, the hypnotically watchable Hanna Cheek, Abe Goldfarb, Katie Hartman and Brian Silliman pull double duty on the good ship Argonautica by giving life (and perhaps death) to the vacationing Pendleton family as well as a handful of remaining crew members. Each individual responds to the rapidly spreading norovirus with varying degrees of unexpected heroism and villainy. Playing a captain spooked by past failures, Chapman tries to lead by example but only succeeds in setting the bar for one-way trips to madness. Haunted houses and slasher films may provide a faster way to go to hell this Halloween — but for those looking to drown themselves in dark waters, nothing beats “Seasick.” Through Nov. 1. Thurs.–Sat. at 8 p.m. At UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Pl., btw. First Ave. & Ave. A). For tickets ($18, $15 for students/seniors), call 888-596-1027 or visit horsetrade.info. For artist info: claymcleodchapman.com.

Cruise ship passengers circle their wagons and lose their marbles, in “Seasick” — a tale of disease on the high seas.

At Merchant’s House Museum, every room is a door to the past — and maybe, a portal to the afterlife. Now celebrating its 78th year as a museum, the meticulously preserved East Fourth Street row house has enjoyed a longer life than most of the Tredwell family members and servants who lived there over a nearly 100-year period. Some say they never left — and can back up that claim with compelling (often identical) tales of unexplained sights and sounds. Years ago, mounting anecdotal evidence compelled museum caretakers to begin documenting every strange encounter. Merchant’s House is now one of the world’s most carefully and consistently investigated homes to paranormal activity — and one of the few that you can walk through five days a week. For the next two weeks, that walk guarantees some goosebumps along with its usual history lesson about life in the mid-1800s. Filled with creepy photos, unsettling audio and first-person accounts of unsettling encounters

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GHOST TOURS AND SPIRITED EVNENTS AT MERCHANT’S  HOUSE MUSEUM

Mourners cross Great Jones St., en route to bury Seabury Tredwell. The 1865 funeral reenactment begins at 4 p.m. on Oct. 26, at Merchant’s House Museum.

Set sail for dark waters, without ever leaving Pier 66.

with the unexplained, these annual Candlelight Ghost Tours have a way of making believers out of skeptics. Other events include Oct. 26’s 4 p.m. “Parlor to Grave: 1865 Funeral Reenactment and Graveyard Procession.” It begins in the Museum’s double Greek revival parlors, as they discuss the funerary customs of 19th century New York City and recreate the 1865 funeral service of family patriarch Seabury Tredwell. Then, mourners follow the coffin to nearby Marble Cemetery for the graveside service and a cemetery talk. 19th century mourning attire is encouraged ($40, $55 VIP Seats). On Halloween night “Tales of the Supernatural” ($25) are told at both 7 and 8:30 p.m. Veteran associates of the House will perform dramatic readings from 19th century Gothic literature and tell true ghost stories as reported by Merchant’s House visitors through the years. Reservations are highly recommended for all of these events. The 50-minute Candlelight Ghost Tours are on Oct. 24 & 25 and Oct. 28– 30 ($25 for week 1, $30 for week 2). They begin every half hour from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., with a few kid-friendly versions available. Super-spooky version (including fourth floor servants’ quarters) is $35 for week 1 and $40 for week 2. Call 212-777-1089 or visit merchantshouse. org. At Merchant’s House Museum (29 E. Fourth St., btw. Lafayette & Bowery). Regular Museum hours: Thurs.–Mon., noon to 5 p.m. Admission: $10, $5 for students & seniors, free under 12). Become a Museum member and get discounts on all events, year-round.

HALLOWEEN ONBOARD THE GHOSTSHIP FRYING PAN

Built in 1929, United States Lightship #115 is now enjoying life as the Lightship Frying Pan (open to the public for free during the hours of Pier 66 Maritime Bar & Grill). For one terrifying night only, though, the good ship becomes a ghost ship — when a $15 ticket grants you access to a Halloween celebration that includes a complimentary beverage, ghoulish goodies and tricky treats. DJ Bryan Black will spin spooky beats as you shake the barnacles off the boat by dancing the night away in the ship’s belly. At 7 p.m. on Fri., Oct. 31. The Lightship Frying Pan (aka the Ghostship Frying Pan) is docked at Pier 66 in Hudson River Park (W. 26th St. entry). For tickets ($15), visit fryingpan.com. Festive attire suggested, valid state or gov. ID required. October 23, 2014

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Notice of Formation of T15 Hospitality LLC Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 3/6/14. Office location: NY County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o The Restaurant Group, 1350 Ave. of the Americas, NY, NY 10019, principal business address. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 10/23 - 11/27/2014 Notice of Qualification of DSTG SERVICES, LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 10/3/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in DE on 9/29/14. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. 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: 10/23 - 11/27/2014 Notice of Qualification of Geier Holdings LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 9/30/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 70 E. 55th St., 15th Fl., NY, NY 10022. LLC formed in VA on 5/3/05. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. VA addr. of LLC: CT Corporation System, 4701 Cox Rd., Ste. 285, Glen Allen, VA 23060. Cert. of Org. filed with VA Clerk of the Commission, 1111 E. Broad St., Richmond, VA 23219. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Vil: 10/23 - 11/27/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF RSM NORTH AMERICA LLC Application for Authority filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 10/03/2014. 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: c/o RSM North America LLC, 111 Fulton Street, Suite 818, New York, NY 10038. Purpose: To engage in any lawful act or activity. Vil: 10/23 - 11/27/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF ACRC LENDER U LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/08/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 10/31/11. 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., #3, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 10/23 - 11/27/2014

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Notice of Formation of RSMG II LLC Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 6/26/14. Office location: NY County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Vil: 10/23 - 11/27/2014

Notice of Qualification of JustRight Surgical, LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 10/6/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in CO on 1/22/10. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. CO and principal business address: 6325 Gunpark Dr. Ste. G, Boulder, CO 80301. Cert. of Org. filed with CO Sec. of State, 1700 Broadway, Denver, CO 80290. Purpose: manufacture and sell surgical devices for use in hospital operating rooms. Vil: 10/23 -11/27/2014

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF SECOND RUBY REALTY LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/21/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Balaban Real Estate Co., 575 Madison Ave., Ste. 1006, NY, NY 10022. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 10/23 -11/27/2014

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF RAMBLEONPROJECTS LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/26/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Cahill Partners LLP, 70 W. 40th St., 15th Fl., NY, NY 10018, Attn: John Cahill, Esq. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 10/23 -11/27/2014

NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF HAYA (P4) VENTURES LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/17/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 03/24/14. 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, 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of the State of DE, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 10/23 - 11/27/2014

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NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF KASPER GROUP LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/14/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 09/29/14. Princ. office of LLC: 1441 Broadway, NY, NY 10018. 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 State of DE, Div. of Corps., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 10/23 - 11/27/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF ANGELL STREET HOLDINGS LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/16/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP, Attn: Edward Farrell, Esq., 1350 Broadway, NY, NY 10018. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 10/23 - 11/27/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF STUDIO ENVIE, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/10/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 270 Park Avenue South, #4G, NY, NY 10010. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 10/23 - 11/27/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF COURCELLES LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/1/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 468 W. 23rd St., Unit 4F, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 10/16 - 11/20/2014 ST. ABRAAM, LLC a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 7/21/14. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC, 30 Corchaug Ave., Pt. Washington, NY 11050. General Purposes. Vil: 10/16 - 11/20/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF ARC NYC570SEVENTH, LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/07/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 10/03/14. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o CSC, 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207. DE addr. of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., 401 Federal St., Ste.4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 10/16 - 11/20/2014

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF 17 ORCHARD HOLDINGS LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/4/13. 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 Meister Seelig & Fein LLP, 140 E. 45th St., NY, NY 10017. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 10/16 - 11/20/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF YBHQ, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/26/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 630 Ninth Avenue, Ste. 508, NY, NY 10036. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 10/16 - 11/20/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF WASSTA ART LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/23/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o Evelyne Wassman, 226 Lafayette St., NY, NY 10012. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 10/16 -11/20/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF AMAT 509 LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/06/14. Office location: NY County. 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. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 10/16 - 11/20/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF CRP EAST 30TH GP LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/2/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 1814 Broadway, Ste. 811, NY, NY 10023. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 10/16 - 11/20/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF DERRIS KIER PARTNERS LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/30/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 3 Columbus Circle, Ste. 1402, NY, NY 10019. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Vil: 10/16 - 11/20/2014 Notice of Formation of PJ Management Services LLC Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 10/1/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 712 5th Ave., 47th Fl., NY, NY 10019. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Vil: 10/16 - 11/20/2014

Notice of Formation of Pratt Hill 1 LLC Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 9/25/14. Office location: NY County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Vil: 10/16 - 11/20/2014 Notice of qualification of Solus Investment Company GP LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 9/11/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 410 Park Ave., 11th Fl., NY, NY 10022. LLC formed in DE on 7/25/14. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE addr. of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Vil: 10/16 - 11/20/2014 LOT 112 LLC a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 9/15/14. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC, 112 W. 20th St., 7th Fl., NY, NY 10011. General Purposes. Vil: 10/09 - 11/13/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF AOK TURF LLC Articles of Organization filed with the Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/10/14. 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 any process to the LLC, 505 W. 54th St., Apt. 817, New York, NY10019. Purpose: To engage in any lawful act or activity. Vil: 10/09 - 11/13/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF AOK HOLDINGS LLC Articles of Organization filed with the Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/10/14. 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 any process to the LLC, 505 W. 54th St., Apt.817 New York, NY 10019. Purpose: To engage in any lawful act or activity. Vil: 10/09 - 11/13/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF THEE OCCASION BY LEIDA MARIE, LLC Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 08/26/14. 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: Thee Occasion by Leida Marie, LLC, 1825 Madison Ave. #9F, New York, NY 10035. Purpose: To engage in any lawful act or activity. Vil: 10/09 -11/13/2014

NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF BLACKSTONE SENFINA ASSOCIATES L.L.C. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/29/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 06/20/14. Princ. office of LLC: 345 Park Ave., 28th Fl., NY, NY 10154. 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. The regd. agent of the company upon whom and at which process against the company can be served is Peter Koffler, 345 Park Ave., 28th Fl., NY, NY 10154. DE addr. of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of the State of DE, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 10/09 - 11/13/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF 12W21 LH LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/02/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/02/08. Princ. office of LLC: 30 W. 26th St., 8th Fl., NY, NY 10010-2011. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, c/o Meringoff Properties, Inc. at the princ. office of the LLC. DE addr. of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., #3, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 10/09 - 11/13/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF 11TH AVENUE DEVELOPMENT LLC Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 9/22/14. Office location: NY County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o Third Palm Capital LLC, 501 Richardson St., Ste. C, Simpsonville, SC 29681, principal business address. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Vil: 10/09 - 11/13/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF BLACKSTONE SENFINA ADVISORS L.L.C. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/29/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 06/20/14. Princ. office of LLC: 345 Park Ave., 28th Fl., NY, NY 10154. 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. The regd. agent of the company upon whom and at which process against the company can be served is Peter Koffler, 345 Park Ave., 28th Fl., NY, NY 10154. DE addr. of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of the State of DE, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 10/09 - 11/13/2014

PROFESSIONAL LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY NOTICE OF FORMATION OF A PROFESSIONAL SERVICE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (PLLC) NAME: SHEMTOV UROLOGY LLC Articles of Organization filed by the Department of State of New York on: 09/15/2014. Office location: County of New York. Purpose: Medicine. Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: 524 East 72nd Street, Apt. 38C, New York, NY 10021 Vil: 10/09 - 11/13/2014 ELYSE C. DUBIN MD PLLC, A DOMESTIC PLLC a domestic PLLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 8/26/14. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the PLLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Dr. Elsye Dubin, MD, 134 Spring St., NY, NY 10012. Purpose: Medicine. 10/09 - 11/13/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF KCMO SERVICES LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/19/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Missouri (MO) on 09/23/02. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2001 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Mission Woods, Kansas 66205. Address to be maintained in MO: Attn: SMF Registered Services, Inc., 1201 Walnut St., Ste. 2900, Kansas City, MO 64106. Arts of Org. filed with the MO Secy. of State, 600 West Main St., Jefferson City, MO 65101. Purpose: any lawful activities. Vil: 10/09 - 11/13/2014 ASB PROPERTIES (USA) LLC Art. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 08/22/14. Office: New York County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, c/o Socrates Scott L. Nicholas, Esq., 100 Wall Street, 23rd Floor, New York, New York 10005. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Vil: 10/09 -11/13/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF 33 NINTH COMMERCIAL LLC Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 9/18/2014. Office location: NY County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: Midtown Equities LLC, 141 5th Ave., 2nd Fl., NY, NY 10010, principal business address. Term: until 1/1/2080. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 10/09 -11/13/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF SCHUETTE ESQ. SERVICES PLLC Arts. of Org. filed w/ Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/29/14. Office location: NY Cty. SSNY designated as agt of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: 124 E84th St. #7C, NY, NY 10028. Purpose: practice the profession of law. Vil: 10/09 - 11/13/2014

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF PCDC HEALTH OPPORTUNITIES FUND X LLC Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 6/13/14. Office location: NY County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: Primary Care Development Corp., 45 Broadway, Ste. 530, NY, NY 10006, principal business address. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 10/09 - 11/13/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF 421 WEST 21ST STREET LLC Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 7/2/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 825 3rd Ave., Fl 37, NY, NY 10022. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 10/02 - 11/06/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF VIVINT SOLAR FUND X PROJECT COMPANY, LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 8/29/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 4931 N. 300 W., Provo, UT 84604. LLC formed in DE on 6/20/14. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE addr. of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Vil: 10/02 - 11/06/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF ENERFIELDS AMERICA, LLC Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 06/20/14. p 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: Enerfields America LLC, 108E 96th Street Apt. 17D, New York, NY 10128. Purpose: To engage in any lawful act or activity. Vil: 10/02 -11/06/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF VIVINT SOLAR FUND XII PROJECT COMPANY, LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 8/29/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 4931 N. 300 W., Provo, UT 84604. LLC formed in DE on 6/20/14. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE addr. of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Vil: 10/02 - 11/06/2014

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NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF VIVINT SOLAR FUND XI PROJECT COMPANY, LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 8/29/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 4931 N. 300 W., Provo, UT 84604. LLC formed in DE on 6/20/14. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE addr. of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Vil: 10/02 - 11/06/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF 151 WEST 75TH STREET LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/23/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: 153 W. 75th St., NY, NY 10023. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 10/02 - 11/06/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF 147 WEST 75TH STREET LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/23/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: 153 W. 75th St., NY, NY 10023. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 10/02 - 11/06/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF HQ ENERGY TRADING LLC Articles of Org. filed with Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/24/2014. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 75 Carriage Road, Wilton, CT 06897. Purpose: Any lawful activity. The LLC is to be managed by one or more managers. Vil: 10/02 - 11/06/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF AW 8 LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/17/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Office of Lawrence E. Fabian, Esq., 437 5th Avenue, Ste. 801, NY, NY 10016. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 10/02 - 11/06/2014 Notice of Conversion of 205 West 20th Associates, a partnership, to 205 West 20th Associates, LLC Certificate filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/11/06. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o Ed Dulchin, 170 7th Ave., NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 10/02 - 11/06/2014

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NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF ROSSER CAPITAL PARTNERS GP (CPS), LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/22/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 07/10/14. Princ. office of LLC: 45 E. Putnam Ave., #109, Greenwich, CT 06830. 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: CSC, 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 10/02 - 11/06/2014 372 CPW LLC, A DOMESTIC LLC filed with the SSNY on 9/10/14. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Phyllis Marie Kamysek, 305 Broadway, Ste. 1201, NY, NY 10007-1135. General Purposes. Vil: 10/02 - 11/06/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF 537 GREENWICH OWNER LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 4/16/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in DE on 11/7/13. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011. 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: 10/02 - 11/06/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF 246 WEST 16TH STREET LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/17/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Office of Lawrence E. Fabian, Esq., 437 5th Avenue, Ste. 801, NY, NY 10016. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 10/02 - 11/06/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF 5th AVENUE COSMETIC PLASTIC SURGERY PLLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/17/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 800-A Fifth Ave., Street Level, NY, NY 10021. Purpose: practice the profession of medicine. Vil: 10/02 - 11/06/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF 148 WEST 142 HOLDINGS LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 6/27/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Bluestone Group,225 Broadway, NY, NY 10007. Purpose: any lawful activities. Vil: 09/25 - 10/30/2014

NOTICE OF QUAL. OF 149 GERARD HOTEL, LLC Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 8/5/14. Office loc.: NY County. LLC org. in DE 5/27/14. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to 220 Fifth Ave., 19th Fl., NY, NY 10001. DE off. addr.: NCR, 615 S. Dupont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901. Cert. of Form. on file: SSDE, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purp.: any lawful activities. Vil: 09/25 - 10/30/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF MUSCLE MATRIX SOLUTIONS, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/17/14.Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: 228 Park Ave. South, #46893, NY, NY 10003-1502. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 09/25 - 10/30/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF 50 CLINTON MEZZ LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/12/14.Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 09/08/14. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process toc/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, Div. of Corps., 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose:Any lawful activity. Vil: 09/25 - 10/30/2014 NOTICE OF QUAL. OF 752 DEVELOPMENT FEE LLC, FILED UNDER THE ORIGINAL NAME OF 65 MADISON OWNER LLC Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 7/15/14. Office loc.: NY County. LLC org. in DE 7/14/14. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to NRAI, 111 Eighth Ave., NY, NY 10011, the Reg. Agt. upon whom proc. may be served. DE off. addr.: 160 Greentree Dr., Ste. 101, Dover, DE 19904. Cert. of Form. on file: SSDE, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purp.: any lawful activities. Vil: 09/25 - 10/30/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF NEW YORK 255 LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 8/27/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 1900 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19103. LLC formed in DE on 5/21/09. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE addr. of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Vil: 09/18 - 10/23/2014

NOTICE OF QUAL. OF MQL DIVERSIFIED FUTURES PARTNERS L.P. Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 3/4/14. Office loc.: NY County. LP org. in DE 3/3/14. SSNY desig. as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to Att: Carlos Garcia, 215 Park Ave. S., NY, NY 10003. 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: 09/25 - 10/30/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF 201 ROCK ROAD, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/12/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: c/o Gilbert C. Hoover, IV, The Shubert Organization, Inc., 234 W. 44th St., NY, NY 10036. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 09/25 - 10/30/2014 NOTICE OF QUAL. OF 55W46 CONDO OWNER LLC Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 8/8/14. Office loc.: NY County. LLC org. in DE 8/7/14. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to NRAI, 111 Eighth Ave., NY, NY 10011, the Reg. Agt. upon whom proc. may be served. DE off. addr.: 160 Greentree Dr., Ste. 101, Dover, DE 19904. Cert. of Form. on file: SSDE, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purp.: any lawful activities. Vil: 09/25 - 10/30/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF 388 BRIDGE SPONSOR LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/03/13.Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 05/15/13. Princ. office of LLC: c/o The Stahl Organization, 277 Park Ave., 47th Fl., NY, NY 10172. 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,2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Real estate. Vil: 09/25 - 10/30/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF HVPG WIH PRESERVATION LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/12/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Hudson Valley Property Group, 394 Broadway, Ste. 405, NY, NY 10013. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 09/25 - 10/30/2014

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF 21W20-3, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 7/2/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Kriss & Feuerstein, Att: Matthew Klein, Esq., 360 Lexington Ave., NY, NY 10017. Purpose: any lawful activities. Vil: 09/25 - 10/30/2014 DIRAN C AND SONS REALTY LLC Art. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 09/15/14. Office: New York County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom proces against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 589 Fifth Avenue, Suite 703, New York, NY 10017. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Vil: 09/25 - 10/30/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF GUARD HILL PARTNERS LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/11/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Andrews Kurth LLP, 450 Lexington Ave., 15th Fl., NY, NY 10017. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Vil: 09/25 - 10/30/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF IM NYC BROOME LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/4/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Abitbol & Cherry, LLP, 545 Fifth Avenue, Ste. 640, NY, NY 10017. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 09/25 - 10/30/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF HQ ENERGY TRADING, LLC Articles of Org. filed with Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/24/2014. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 75 Carriage Road, Wilton, CT 06897. Purpose: Any lawful activity. The LLC is to be managed by one or more managers. Vil: 09/18 - 10/23/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF GENERATIONS PRODUCTIONS, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/21/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 41 Great Jones St., 5th 10012. Purpose: any lawful activities. Vil: 09/18 - 10/23/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF THE GOLDEN HINGE GROUP LLC Arts of Org filed with Secy of State of NY (SSNY) 8/7/14. 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: P.O.BOX 751132, NY NY 11375. Purpose: any lawful act.2335391. Vil: 09/18 - 10/23/2014

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF AMERICAN IMMIGRATION GROUPNYRC, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/08/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: 230 Park Ave., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10023. 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. Purpose: Real estate finance. Vil: 09/18 - 10/23/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF BLUEROOKIE11B LLC Arts. of Org filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/21/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Linda Plotnicki, Esq., Kaufman, Friedman, Plotnicki & Grun, LLP, 300 East 42nd St., NY, NY 10017, also the registered agent. Purpose: any lawful activities. Vil: 09/18 - 10/23/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF S & C REAL ESTATE HOLDINGS LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/12/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Moses & Singer LLP, Attn: Daniel S. Rubin, Esq., 405 Lexington Ave., NY, NY 10174-1299. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 09/18 - 10/23/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF CENSEO HEALTH LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/28/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 10/30/09. 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, also the registered agent. Address to be maintained in DE: 1675 S State St., Ste. B, Dover, DE 19901. Arts of Org. filed with the DE Secy. of State, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities. Vil: 09/18 - 10/23/2014 RH 88, LLC a domestic LLC, filed with the SSNY on 7/25/14. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process The LLC, c/o Robyn Heiberger, 240A E. 67th St., NY, NY 10065. General Purposes. Vil: 09/18 - 10/23/2014 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That a license, #1281539 has been applied for by the undersigned to sell beer, liquor and/or wine at retail in restaurant /bar under the Alcohol Beverage Control Law at 285 Grand Street, New York, NY 10002 for on-premises consumption. ABC, Inc at 99 Favor Taste Restaurant Inc. Vil: 10/16 - 10/23/2014

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF J R JEWELRY US , LLC Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 07/09/2014. 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: J R Jewelry US LLC, 70 west 36th Street, Floor 6th, New York, NY 10018. Purpose: To engage in any lawful act or activity. Vil: 09/18 - 10/23/2014

NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF TS 509 W 34, L.L.C. Authority filed with Secy of State of NY on June 5, 2014. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in DE on 3/4/2014. 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 Avenue, 13th floor, New York, NY 10011. NRAI is the registered agent as well. Address required to be maintained in home jurisdiction: 160 Greentree Drive, Suite 101, Dover, DE 19904. Arts of Org filed with DE Secy of State, John G. Townsend Bldg., Federal & Duke of York Streets, P.O. Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Vil: 09/18 - 10/23/2014

NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF 50 CLINTON PROPERTY OWNER LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/09/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 08/05/14. 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, Div. of Corps., State of DE, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 09/18 - 10/23/2014

NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF 491 CHELSEA APARTMENTS, LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/08/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in New Jersey (NJ) on 08/18/14. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the NJ addr. of the LLC, 44 Woodcrest Ave., Short Hills, NJ 07078. Arts. of Org. filed with NJ Dept. of the Treasury, Div. of Revenue and Enterprise Services, 33 W. State St., 5th Fl., Trenton, NJ 08646. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 09/18 - 10/23/2014

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF 127 ASSOCIATES LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/4/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, One Penn Plaza, Ste. 4000, NY, NY 10119. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 09/18 - 10/23/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF NH NEW YORK CITY LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 9/2/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in MI on 7/16/14. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. MI and principal business addr.: 14115 Farmington Rd., Livonia, MI 48154. Cert. of Org. filed with Director of Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing Bureau, PO Box 30004, Lansing, MI 48909. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Vil: 09/18 - 10/23/2014

Notice of Qualification of Park Square Capital USA LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 8/19/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 299 Park Ave., 6th Fl., NY, NY 10171. LLC formed in DE on 8/14/14. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o National RegisteredTh Agents, Inc. (NRAI), 111 8thha Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd.un agent upon whom processan may be served. DE addr. ofan LLC: c/o NRAI, 160 Green-Re tree Dr., Ste. 101, Dover,un DE 19904. Cert. of Form.ag filed with DE Sec. of State,M 401 Federal St., Dover, DE10 19901. Purpose: all lawfulsu purposes. Vil: 09/18 - 10/23/2014

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF 2329 FIRST th AVENUE LLC be Arts. of Org. filed with Se-sig cy. of State of NY (SSNY)ta on 6/10/14. Office location:th NY County. SSNY desig-co nated as agent of LLC uponAv whom process against it10 may be served. SSNY shallsu mail process to: c/o TheBA LLC, 632 Broadway, 7th Fl., NY, NY 10012. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 09/18 - 10/23/2014

NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF QUOGUE Au AVIATION II LLC De Authority filed with NYOf Dept. of State on 8/20/14.LP Office location: NY County.8/ LLC formed in DE onde 8/18/14. NY Sec. of Stateup designated agent of LLCag upon whom processan against it may be served59 and shall mail process to:NY 50 W. 57th St., 15th Fl., NY,bu NY 10019, principal busi-dr ness address. DE addressSt of LLC: 1209 Orange St.,Na Wilmington, DE 19801.av Cert. of Form. filed with DESt Sec. of State, 401 FederalDE St., Dover, DE 19901. Pur-89 pose: all lawful purposes. po Vil: 09/18 - 10/23/2014

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Zero,” Mayor de Blasio and the Department of Transportation’s initiative to reduce traffic injuries and fatalities. C.B. 2 voted unanimously in September in support of conducting a feasibility study of the avenue between W. 14th St. and Canal St., to determine whether it can be redesigned as a complete street. The board’s resolution — which is advisory only — also urges city D.O.T. to complete the study “within a six-month time frame in order to begin much-needed improvements as quickly as possible.” According to New York Police Department statistics, more than 16,000 pedestrians and cyclists were injured in traffic accidents in the city last year, and 178 were killed. In particular, Mulry Square — where Seventh Ave. turns into Seventh Ave. South — is a high-traffic, six-street intersection where accidents involving pedestrians and cyclists are commonplace. In a tragic incident that occurred in 1981, two children, ages 6 and 3, were crushed to death by a 12-wheel tractor as they were attempting to cross the street with their mother. C.B. 2 has also asked D.O.T. to expand the proposed West Village Slow Zone to stretch another block east to Sixth Ave. As many as 20 schools, both public and private, as well as after-school program centers, pepper the area. D.O.T. has said it will consider the request. In a letter from P.S. 41 Principal Kelly Shannon to Margaret Forgione, D.O.T. Manhattan borough commissioner, Shannon wrote that Seventh Ave. South and lower Sixth Ave. “are the only D.O.T.-defined ‘pedestrian crash corridors’ that have clusters of streets forming multiple odd-angled intersections.” If efforts to implement both the complete street and the slow zone are coordinated and succeed, the number of pedestrian deaths could be vastly reduced, advocates assure. More than three decades after the death of the two children in 1981, Shannon stated in her letter that she had, last June, “witnessed a taxi turning off Sixth Ave. — striking and throwing two-year-old Liam Seiden from his stroller and fracturing his babysitter’s back” as they were crossing to fetch Liam’s sister from school. “When children’s safety is involved, it is difficult for any group of supporters to be patient,” wrote Shannon. In an e-mail to The Villager, Heather Campbell, chairperson of the P.S. 41 Parent Action Committee, wrote that every day she is

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A map created by P.S. 41 Principal Kelly Shannon and parents making the case for an expanded West Village Slow Zone and “complete streets” along Seventh Ave. South and ideally Sixth Ave., too.

“blown away by the dangers of the street crossings” as she walks her children to school and after-school activities. Also, as co-chairperson of the C.B. 2 School and Education Committee, Campbell noted, “We are very interested in the D.O.T. presenting a timely and comprehensive plan for both side streets (the extended West Village Slow Zone) and complete street designs for the extremely dangerous avenues. I’m hopeful that the D.O.T. will meet C.B. 2’s Traffic Committee’s sixmonth deadline for a Seventh Ave. South complete street presentation

and look forward to understanding D.O.T.’s full and complete plan.” State Senator Brad Hoylman has thrown his support behind both resolutions, and has written to Forgione to set a time frame for the West Village Slow Zone and urge consideration for the complete street. “Heavily traveled roadways like Seventh Ave. South should be safe and accessible for all users,” Hoylman told The Villager. “Redesigning Seventh Ave. South to be a complete street will help enhance safety for pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and public-transit riders alike. I look forward to working

with D.O.T. to examine the area for potential improvements.” Mayor de Blasio’s ambitious Vision Zero project was announced in January, soon after he took office. The C.B. 2 resolution states that the complete street “would be in keeping with Vision Zero’s goal for street designs that reduce traffic-related fatalities and promote safer streets.” However, despite C.B. 2 having unanimously approved resolutions for both the slow zone and complete street, D.O.T. has yet to present the board with a plan for either resolution. TheVillager.com


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Royals showing how ‘small ball’ can come up big At G.V.L.L., we recognize that bunting, base stealing, proper execution of rundowns, hitting the cutoff man, and knowing where to position yourself in the field based on where the ball is hit all need to be stressed at an early age. We have limited field space and practice time; and teaching kids the proper way to bunt isn’t exciting to them, especially when major league ballplayers hardly do it anymore. But it is an important part of the game. We are working on finding enough field space and practice time to be able to teach these finer points of this most wonderful game. But showing them how to do it is only the beginning. These key skills eventually happen by creating “muscle memory” — practicing them over and over until they no longer require thought — just action. A good way to start would just be to watch Kansas City in the World Series.

SPORTS BY MICHAEL SCHNEIDER

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hen I was a boy growing up in Brooklyn, baseball, to me, was as much a centerpiece of my life as it is today for my sons. When I played ball, I thought of winning, of not making that crucial error, and of getting that game-winning hit. That has also remained a constant with today’s kids. What hasn’t remained a constant is the focus on the foundation it takes to get there. In the movie “Bull Durham,” the manager of the Durham Bulldogs simplifies baseball by saying it’s a game where “You throw the ball, you hit the ball and you catch the ball.” Great line...but not totally true. Baseball was built on a foundation just like music or art. You don’t become a modern dancer unless you have experience in ballet. Playing an instrument requires a mastery of the scales. At Greenwich Village Little League, it starts with learning how to swing a bat, run to and through first base, run around the bases, catch a ball, pick up a grounder and throw to first base. Regardless of one’s talent, these things are picked up fairly quickly since all coaches at the T-ball and Junior Minor levels concentrate on them. But the next level of development is where we have seen the evolution of the game change. Today the focus is on power — power hitting and power pitching. But is that better or worse? Sure, the home run is what people want to see and the players want to achieve. Seeing that ball flying through the air and over the fence is thrilling. But the reality is that only a select few can generate enough power and hand-eye coordination to do it on any kind of regular basis. And is it essential to the success of the game? Just look at the Kansas City Royals, who are playing in the World Series against the San Francisco Giants. It doesn’t take long for someone to see that the Royals are playing a kind of baseball that is different

Lorenzo Cain has been a key cog in the Royals’ “small ball” attack, while also playing stellar defense in the outfield. He won the M.V.P. in the team’s recent A.L. Championship Series victory over the heavy-hitting Orioles.

from today’s norm. They play what many call “small ball.” Others refer to it as “station-to-station baseball.” By utilizing the bunt, the stolen base and not a little bit of daring, players advance from base to base until they score a run. I find myself smiling as I watch the K.C. team play, remembering the days when the Dodgers’ Maury Wills would walk, then steal second base, advance to third on a ground ball to the right side of the infield and score on a sacrifice fly. One run. No hits. As a team, Kansas City hit 95 home runs for the season. That’s an average of a little more than one home run every two games. Compare that to the 211 the Baltimore Orioles hit this year and it pales in comparison. In the last week or so, when these two teams faced each other in a best-ofseven-games series for the American League pennant, that power imbalance seemed to be a big advantage for Baltimore. Long story short, Kansas City won by sweeping Baltimore 4-0. So much for the home run.

Schneider is Greenwich Village Little League’s executive vice president in charge of baseball operations, the league board’s umpire liaison, and chairperson of the Rules Committee, as well as a coach. He managed the G.V.L.L. Senior Division team that captured the district championship in July.

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