Page 1

0

15465

10500

9

The Paper of Record for Greenwich Village, East Village, Lower East Side, Soho, Union Square, Chinatown and Noho, Since 1933

October 30, 2014 • $1.00 Volume 84 • Number 22

Seniors are praying church won’t boot them in favor of film crews BY CLARISSA-JAN LIM

F

O.L. POMPEII, continued on p. 13

New storm-surge berm for L.E.S. could begin taking shape by 2017 BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC

A

fter Oct. 29, 2012, the city was faced with a new reality and an urgency to protect its coastline. Two years later, the “Big U” design is part of the plan to safeguard hard-hit areas such as the East Village and Lower East Side — but

PHOTO BY TEQUILA MINSKY

ilm shoots block the sidewalks for hours and inconvenience local residents, sometimes preventing them from even going to and from their own homes. Now comes word that a historic Village church may soon boot local seniors

out of its basement in favor of movie crews. The senior center’s members are panicking amid rumors that Our Lady of Pompeii Church will not renew the lease of Greenwich House’s Senior Center. Located in the basement of the church on 25 Carmine

it is unclear where funding will be found for other sections of Lower Manhattan. In June 2013, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development launched the Rebuild by Design contest, a “multi-stage design competition to develop in novat ive, impleBARRIER, continued on p. 24

Progressive power broker: Allen Roskoff, president of the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club, center, joined Howie Hawkins, the Green Party candidate for governor, left, and Alexander Meadows, the local Progressive Party candidate for Assembly, right, outside the Stonewall Inn Monday as the candidates cross-endorsed each other.

N.Y.U. adds four years to Bleecker school deadline BY LINCOLN ANDERSON

N

ew York University last week agreed to extend the deadline for the city to decide whether it wants a new 100,000-square-foot public school on a university-owned site at the southeast corner of Bleecker St. and LaGuardia Place. The date for the city’s School Construction Authority to “opt in” and greenlight the school project was fast approaching — the end

of this year. But on Mon., Oct. 21, Lynne Brown, N.Y.U.’s senior vice president, wrote to City Councilmember Margaret Chin, who represents the district, telling her that the university had increased the timeframe. “N.Y.U. will extend the current deadline — December 31, 2014 — to December 31, 2018,” Lynne wrote Chin. “This would seem to provide S.C.A. with ample opportunity — within its 5-year capital plan — in which to make a decision

about the inclusion of the Bleecker St. site. The extension is given with the understanding that if the S.C.A. does indicate to the university that it intends to move forward with the project, it must start construction by July 31, 2020 (so that all parties can have certainty about the site’s future). “All the other elements of the prior agreement as memorialized in the Restrictive Declaration remain NEW SCHOOL, continued on p. 8

Lenape pad won’t be luxe, but free..............page 2 Protected-lanes push for 5th, 6th Aves.......page 10 Halloween waggers strut ’n’ swagger..........page 25 DR2 temporary home is a hit!......page 20

www.TheVillager.com


it’s gutted. “I’m going to remove the floors and the ceiling.” The whole idea, he said, is for people to be able to stand on the earth, the soil, and look upward and see the stars — through a skylight in what would hopefully be a thatched roof, which Bourgeois would like to install since he says he has “evidence” that the building once did sport a thatched roof. We wondered if there would be a hole in the roof to let out smoke in case the Lenape want to have blazing campfires inside, but he said this isn’t allowed under the building code. O.K., so let’s say all the tribes converge — or even maybe it’s a Lenape-only event — there naturally will be a lot of dancing, drumming and singing — complete with occasional high-pitched, piercing shouts — right? “It’s going to be very respectful of my neighbors,” he explained, though adding, “There is a question of drumming. I personally don’t like drumming. I’m thinking now that drumming will be prohibited — it’s annoying. They may protest that they have to have drumming, but it won’t be allowed. The drumming — if there’s any — will be during daylight hours. There will be a permit issue — drumming and singing for a few hours at a time, and then it’s over.” The property is 30 feet by 30 feet and stretches through to West St., which made us think it would be great to have a canoe launch for the Lenape right at Christopher St. “Hudson River Park will not allow that,” Bourgeois retorted. “They’re a bunch of thieves, I hate them.” Oh well, anyway...even though Manhattan was sold to the Dutch for $24, Bourgeois will be giving back his Weehawken building to the Lenape completely free. “The way I see it, I’m giving them a piece of the rock, Manhattan — modern Manhattan.” Will a peace pipe be shared ritually at the occasion? “We can choreograph something,” he assured.

RS of SERVING 50 Y E A THE BEST B IG G E S T &

ER B UI NRT G OWN

CO C OR RN NE ER R

*V O T E D **

B

* **

V I L LE S T A B A RGE

B BIIS STTR RO O ******

Corne r of Jane & West 4th St. (at 8th Ave.) 212-2 42-95 02

cornerbistrony.com

ES & MORE SINCE 1982 I P ! CO

SAVE TIME: SEND YOUR FILES TO: santo@sourceunltd.com & PICK UP @ STORE!

331 East 9th Street, New York, NY 10003 Phone: 212-473-7833 / Fax: 212-673-5248 www.sourceunltd.com

“It’s worth the trip down the street!”

I N THE

HEART OF

G REENW I CH V I LLA GE

— Recommended by Gourmet Magazine, Zagat, Crain’s NY, Playbill & The Villager —

“Gold Medal Chef of the Year”. — Chefs de Cuisine Association Northern italian Cuisine • Celebrating Over 36 Years

69 MacDougal St. (Bet. Bleeker & Houston St.) 212-673-0390 • 212-674-0320 Open Mon. - Sat. 12-11pm • www.villamosconi.com

2

October 30, 2014

LENAPE LIVIN’ LARGE? As you read here first last week in another Scoopy exclusive, West Village activist Jean-Louis Bourgeois has started what he is calling the “long process” of donating his building at 6 Weehawken St. and the property it sits on to the Lenape tribe, the real “native Manattanites.” We caught up by phone with Bourgeois recently in New Mexico, where he’s staying at a place of his out there, and he filled us in a bit more about the intriguing plan. He recently broached the idea in a letter to a leading Lenape rep, Maria Lawrence, an associate professor of elementary education at Rhode Island College. “It’s a piece of land that they will own in Manhattan,” Bourgeois, the scion of famed sculptor Louise Bourgeois, told us. As for what the Lenape — also known as the Delaware Indians — will do with the place, he said, “I think they will use it for ceremonial purposes, but you have to ask them...and to meet with other tribes — but you’d have to ask them.” Before he hands over the two-and-a-half-story building, Bourgeois will first rip out the cement floor, “so it will be Manhattan soil” underfoot, as he put it. “I’m going to gut the building. It’s a landmark, but I can do that. And I’m going to paint trees on the wall,” he said, referring to the insides of the place once

PHOTO BY DAVID LESLIE

COPIES • COLOR PRINTS • FAX • SCANNING STICKERS • RUBBER STAMPS • BUSINESS CARDS LAMINATING • BINDING • VIDEO & CASSETTE CONVERSIONS UNIQUE GREETING CARDS • OFFICE SUPPLIES

If Lapowinsa, the Lenape chief (seen here in a 1735 portrait by Gustavus Hesselius), were alive today, he could look forward to hanging out on Weehawken St. at the future Lenape West Village H.Q.

Councilmember Rosie Mendez, right, said she grew to love E.V.C.C. founder Michael Rosen.

COMING UP ROSEN: Members of the East Village Community Coalition recently marked the organization’s 10th anniversary with a rooftop party at Housing Works, on E. Ninth St. near Avenue D. The evening’s honoree and Pigeon Award recipient was E.V.C.C. founder Michael Rosen, who — speaking of birds — flew in from Vietnam just for the occasion. “A decade ago, a neighbor sent a Villager article about old P.S. 64 going to be demolished for a towering dorm,” Rosen told the crowd about how this paper sparked his activist career. “Gregg Singer changed my life. He gave me a place.” Battling Singer and his dorm schemes, Rosen said, he learned who his neighbors were. “There SCOOPY’S, continued on p. 16 TheVillager.com


Make wealthy pied-à-terre owners pay, says Hoylman BY ZACH WILLIAMS

events@NYUBookstore

S

“It’s worth the trip street!” 146 Tenth Ave at 19th St. down the 212-627-3030 www.sourceunltd.com Private parties for 10 to 400 - Reservations Suggested Phone: 212-473-7833 / Fax: to 212-673-5248 Seating everyday noon midnight 331 East 9th Street, New York, NY 10003 -ZAGATV2009 I G @ STORE! & PICK UP it’s been around for so long’ SAVE TIME: SEND YOUR FILES TO: santo@sourceunltd.com of ‘tude helps explain why

UNIQUE GREETING CARDScollection. • OFFICE The SUPPLIES staff’s lack and a vast Waterford LAMINATING • BINDING • VIDEO &fire CASSETTE CONVERSIONS featuring CARDS an open STICKERS • RUBBER STAMPSsetting • BUSINESS in a classic pub-style COPIES • COLOR PRINTSfare FAX • SCANNING a• refuge for quality American pervade this Chelsea Fixture, ‘Timeless Old-World Vibes

www.moranschelsea.com Moran’s

CSO ! tePaIE 98o2d kS s& • LMORE SIN • CSEea1fo ob st er s

tate Senator Brad Hoylman is looking to garner support for a pied-à-terre tax on wealthy nonresident homeowners. Referred to the state senate’s Rules Committee on Sept. 29, the bill would target about 1,500 residences in the city with individual values exceeding $5 million. Upcoming elections slow down legislative activity until the new year. But Hoylman told The Villager that now is the time to receive input from constituents, organized labor and the business community about the proposed tax, which could raise $650 million annually to fund affordable housing in the city, among other programs. “That would be an elegant symmetry for the most wealthy nonresidents to help subsidize some of our most vulnerable New Yorkers,” Hoylman said. So far, according to Hoylman, constituents have indicated support, but he has yet to hear responses from Senate Republicans. If passed by the state Legislature and signed by Governor Cuomo, the tax would start at half a percent of home values greater than $5 million. The tax would gradually increase, topping off at $370,000, plus 4 percent of home value in excess of $25 million. However, Cuomo notably strongly opposed increasing taxes on the wealthy earlier this year during Mayor de Blasio’s effort to establish universal pre-kindergarten. About 450 property owners in that top bracket would pay about fourfifths of the proposed tax, according to the Fiscal Policy Institute, which issued a similar proposal last month. Manhattan real estate has become a sizzling hot commodity in recent years, seen by many foreigners as a stable and potentially lucrative investment. U.S. Census data indicates that about 30 percent of residences in part of the Upper East Side are vacant for 10 months out of the year. A December 2013 study by the city’s Independent Budget Office noted that non-primary residents could own as much as half of newer luxury buildings in the near future. “Absentee owners with expensive second homes don’t pay local income tax but help bid up the price of New York City residential real estate,” Assemblymember Richard Gottfried said. “Second homes valued at $5 million or more are a luxury, and should be subject to a luxury surtax.” Gottfried is the sponsor of a complementary bill referred on Oct. 15 to the Assembly’s Committee on Real Property Taxation. Assembly Speaker TheVillager.com

Monday, November 3, 6:00 pm -7:30 pm NYU Bookstore, 726 Broadway

ELECTORAL DYSFUNCTION Movie Screening and Q&A with Political Humorist Mo Rocca and Filmmakers David Deschamps and Bennett Singer Join the NYU Bookstore the night before Election Day 2014 for a screening and discussion of ELECTORAL DYSFUNCTION, an award-winning documentary in which political humorist Mo Rocca discovers that there’s someting funny about voting in America.

Brad Hoylman.

Sheldon Silver did not respond to a request for comment on the legislation and its chances for eventual approval. Among the fiercest opponents of the bill is the Real Estate Board of New York, which “vigorously” opposes it, according to its president, Steven Spinola. Real estate sales and development are already taking a hit amid the talk of the proposed tax increase, according to Spinola. In a column in Real Estate Weekly on Oct. 2, Spinola said sales and projects alike are on hold as the real estate community considers the legislation’s potential impact. “A tax targeted at nonresidents and talked about as a tax on foreigners will send a chilling message across the country and around the world that investing in residential real estate in New York City is available only if you are prepared to pay a significant premium for this opportunity,” he said. But billions of dollars are needed to repair public housing in the city, as well as expand rent-regulated housing, Hoylman stressed. Home owners of all income strata require Police and Fire Department protection, as well as upkeep of city infrastructure, he said. The $95 million price tag of the penthouse atop 432 Park Ave. — now the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere — demonstrates that the richest of the rich can afford an additional tax, Hoylman added. There is room for negotiation, according to the state senator. In any case, policymakers need to plug budgetary “holes” in order to repair and expand affordable housing in the city, he said. “You have to figure out ways to fill them,” Hoylman said. “If people have other ideas for raising revenue, they should come forward.”

The film opens as Mo makes a startling discovery: the right to vote is missing from the Constitution. As he progresses on his road trip, Mo searches for the Electoral College, investigates the heated battle over Voter ID laws, critiques ballot design with Todd Oldham, and explores the case of a former fellon sentenced to ten years in prison for the crime of voting.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Mo Rocca (a Correspondent for CBS News, a panelist on NPR's Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me!, and a former Correspondent for The Daily Show) and filmmakers David Deschamps and Bennett Singer. The ELECTORAL DYSFUNCTION companion book by Victoria Bassetti will also be available. Learn more online about future opportunities and events at www.nyu.edu/nyu-in-nyc. For more about the NYU Bookstore, including events and speakers, visit them at www.bookstores.nyu.edu.

/nyubookstores @nyubookstores /nyubookstores

726 BROADWAY NEW YORK, NY 10003 www.bookstores.nyu.edu October 30, 2014

3


Named best weekly newspaper in New York State in 2001, 2004 and 2005 by New York Press Association PUBLISHER JENNIFER GOODSTEIN

EDITOR IN CHIEF LINCOLN ANDERSON

ARTS EDITOR

SCOTT STIFFLER

CONTRIBUTORS IRA BLUTREICH TEQUILA MINSKY JEFFERSON SIEGEL JERRY TALLMER

ART / PRODUCTION DIRECTOR TROY MASTERS

SENIOR DESIGNER MICHAEL SHIREY

GRAPHIC DESIGNERS CHRIS ORTIZ ANDREW GOOS

EXECUTIVE VP OF ADVERTISING AMANDA TARLEY

SENIOR VP OF ADVERTISING / MARKETING FRANCESCO REGINI

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES JACK AGLIATA ALLISON GREAKER JENNIFER HOLLAND JULIO TUMBACO

CIRCULATION SALES MNGR.

Harvest Fest was ‘sow’ great! The Elizabeth St. Garden’s Second Annual Harvest Fest on Saturday featured arts and crafts, costumes, healthy food and lots of enjoyment of one of Downtown’s very rare open spaces. The community continues its struggle against the city’s plan to develop the property with affordable housing to supplement the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area project, which is not even located in the same community board district. Community Board 2 is staunchly against the housing plan and in favor of preserving the garden as permanent open space.

MARVIN ROCK

PUBLISHER EMERITUS JOHN W. SUTTER

Member of the New York Press Association

Member of the National Newspaper Association

The Villager (USPS 578930) ISSN 00426202 is published every week by NYC Community Media LLC, One Metrotech North, 10th floor Brooklyn, NY 11201 (212) 229-1890. Periodicals Postage paid at New York, N.Y. Annual subscription by mail in Manhattan and Brooklyn $29 ($35 elsewhere). Single copy price at office and newsstands is $1. The entire contents of newspaper, including advertising, are copyrighted and no part may be reproduced without the express permission of the publisher - © 2011 NYC Community Media LLC. PUBLISHER’S LIABILITY FOR ERROR

PHOTOS BY TEQUILA MINSKY

The Publisher shall not be liable for slight changes or typographical errors that do not lessen the value of an advertisement. The publisher’s liability for others errors or omissions in connection with an advertisement is strictly limited to publication of the advertisement in any subsequent issue. Published by NYC Community Media, LLC One Metrotech North 10th floor Brooklyn, NY 11201 Phone: (718) 260-2500 • Fax: (212) 229-2790 On-line: www.thevillager.com E-mail: news@thevillager.com © 2012 NYC Community Media, LLC

4

October 30, 2014

TheVillager.com


GRISTEDES WE TAKE PHONE ORDERS AND WE DELIVER ————————— See Your Store For Details —————————

Assorted Varieties

Bai Antioxidant Infusions

1

$ 99

18 oz.

Fresh • Center Cut Boneless

Pork Chops or Roast

Bolivia Black Cherry or Waikiki Coconut

Bai Bubbles Sparkling Antioxidant Infusions

1 $ 99 4 $ 99 5 $ 99 8

Assorted Var. • 4oz.

Echo Fall Sliced Smoked Salmon

Bai Bubbles Sparkling Antioxidant Infusions

1

$ 99

$ 99

11.5 oz.

lb.

USDA Choice • Certified Angus Beef Top Round

London Broil or Roast

Jamaica Blood Orange or Guatemala Guava

lb.

Ea.

11.5 oz.

Store Baked Turkey Breast Yellow or White

ShopRite American Cheese

20 oz.

Store Baked 8” Apple Pie

Peru Pineapple or Indonesia Nashi Pear

Bai Bubbles Sparkling Antioxidant Infusions

1

Gimbi Pink Grapefruit

BaiSparkling Bubbles

$ 99

Antioxidant Infusions

1

$ 99

11.5 oz.

11.5 oz.

7 Blueberries 3 $ 99 $ 5 Navel Oranges 3/ 3 $ 99 $ 88 3 3 $ 99

Imported 6 oz.

$ 99

Ea.

lb.

New Crop • California Sunkist

lb.

5 lb. Bag

Ea.

Yukon Gold Potatoes

Ea.

BONUS SAVINGS CARD SUPER SPECIALS! Assorted Var. • 10-12 oz.

Nestlé Morsels

Assorted Var. • 15.5-16 oz.

Jif Peanut Butter

Assorted Var. • 14.5 oz.

College Inn Broth Assorted Var.

Golden Crisp (14.75 oz.) Honey Comb (12.5 oz.) Pebbles (11 oz.) Honey Bunches Of Oats (12.5-18 oz.)

Post Cereals

Assorted Var. • 6 ct.

Friendly’s Ice Cream Novelties

3 $ 99 3 $ 09 1 $ 49 3 $ 99 3 $ 69

Assorted Var. • 3.7-9.2 oz.

Green Mountain K-Cup Coffee

Assorted Var. • 25-30 oz.

Palmolive Liquid Dish Detergent

Assorted Varieties 14.5-15.25 oz. Can

Del Monte Fruit

Assorted Var. • 12 oz.

Heinz Gravy

Assorted Var. • 9-12 oz.

Birds Eye Steamfresh Vegetables

7 $ 49 3 $ 49 2 $ 69 1 $ 29 2 $ 99

Assorted Var. • 3 Pack • 6-9 oz.

Orville Redenbacher’s Popcorn

Assorted Varieties 13.5-15.25 oz. Can

Del Monte Vegetables

Selected Var. • 22-50 ct.

Solo Plates, Bowls or Cups

33.8 oz.

Basso Extra Virgin Olive Oil Assorted Var. • 89 oz.

Tropicana Premium Orange Juice

2 ¢ 99 $ 99 3 $ 99 8 $ 49 7 $ 99

At GRISTEDES, your opinions and suggestions count. If you have a complaint or problem, call our CONSUMER HOTLINE at 212-956-5770 ext. 1100, or e-mail us at customeradvocate@gristedes.com • Prices Effective 10/31–11/6/14 TheVillager.com

October 30, 2014

5


Final Phase

Two-family Homes

90% SOLD OUT!

OCEANFRONT TWO-FAMILY HOMES • Beachfront Living • Rental Income • Rooftop Terraces • 20-year tax abatement • Designer Upgrades** • Granite & Stainless Kitchens** • Free Membership to YMCA***

$599,000 to $1.2M*

Arverne By The Sea Model Homes Open Daily 10-5 6306 Beach Front Road | Queens, NY 11692 888.536.5537 | ArverneByTheSea.com

The complete terms are in offering plans available from the Sponsor HO6-0020, HO7-0035, Benjamin Beechwood Breakers, LLC. Benjamin Beechwood Dunes, LLC. Rockaway Beach Blvd., Arverne, NY. *Prices and availability are subject to change without notice. **Select owners units include granite & stainless kitchens/designer upgrades. ***Free 1 year YMCA membership with home purchase.

Arverne By The Sea

CALL TO SUBSCRIBE 646-452-2475 6

October 30, 2014

TheVillager.com


POLICE BLOTTER Little West foreplay

Tavern glass clash

Police said two men engaged in a little obscene foreplay in front of 48 Little W. 12th St. on the morning of Sat., Oct. 25. About 3:15 a.m., Damien Smith, 25, had his underwear and trousers pulled down while Neil Blanket, 38, stroked and fondled Smith’s erect penis for all the world to see. They were nailed by police for public lewdness, a misdemeanor.

A customer, 24, told police that he was assaulted by an employee at Arthur’s Tavern, at 57 Grove St. He said a bartender there threw a glass at him following a verbal dispute that occurred at about 1 a.m. on Fri., Oct. 24. The man suffered a laceration to the left side of his head, requiring stitches. Kirka Washington, 37, was charged with assault.

Water scuffle

Repairman ruse

Police were trying to arrest a black man over an allegedly stolen bottle of water last Friday when he reportedly resisted, injuring an officer, they said. Police said they observed the man in front of 175 Thompson St. with the bottle at about 1:35 a.m. on Oct. 24. When they tried to arrest him, he swung his arms, twisted his body and shoved a police lieutenant, who suffered an injury to his right hand, according to police. Officers managed to subdue Khalil McKenely, 22, and charged him with assault.

Police caught up on Mon., Oct. 27 with a man, 57, wanted for three confidence crimes earlier this year. The man’s routine consisted of going to a residence, claiming to be a repairman and then telling his victims that they needed to pay him first before he would make repairs, police say. According to police, on Feb. 25 at about 4 p.m. the suspect showed up at at MessLook Hair and Spa, at 429 Broome St., and presented himself as an electrical repairman. He gave the business a repair estimate of

TheVillager.com

$2,313, which he said Con Ed would reimburse. The business paid a Nino Montano with a check before he disappeared. About two weeks later, he struck again, this time at Blind Tiger Ale House, at 281 Bleecker St. Arriving there at about 1 p.m. on March 10, he said that the manager had requested that he come fix an ice machine. He then pretended to repair it and received $310 as payment. However, the manager never requested such a service call and the machine was in perfect working condition. Once again, Nino Montano had swindled an unsuspecting local business. About four months later, Montano went for the trifecta at Cho Cho San restaurant, at 15 W. Eighth St. He offered his services there at about 11 p.m. on July 17 to fix a gas leak for $3,750. Though the business paid him in full, he never returned to make the repair. A police spokesperson said an ongoing investigation resulted in the suspect’s arrest on two charges of grand larceny, plus a misdemeanor charge of fraudulent accosting. His con spree also included at least two similar incidents in Midtown. The

spokesperson said the defendant is a recidivist who has been arrested in the past under another name for unrelated charges. Whether his real name is Nino Montano could not yet be determined, police said.

‘Blood, sweat and bottle’ A dispute between two co-stars of the TV show “Blood, Sweat and Heels” aboard the swank Horn Blower Infinity party boat at Pier 40 in Hudson River Park left one of them with head and foot injuries. Police said Geneva Thomas, 31, a pop culture journalist, allegedly hit Melyssa Ford, 37, a model, with a vodka bottle around 9:15 p.m. on Tues., Oct. 21. The victim suffered a laceration and swelling to her head, as well as a cut on her right foot due to broken glass. Thomas faces a felony assault charge over the incident, which occurred near the northwest corner of the pier, at Houston and West Sts.

Zach Williams

October 30, 2014

7


N.Y.U. adds 4 years to Bleecker school deadline NEW SCHOOL, continued from p. 1

as before,” Brown wrote, “including: If the S.C.A. does choose to build, the below-grade space will be available for N.Y.U. ... If the S.C.A. chooses not to build or does not decide by the deadline, the parcel will revert to N.Y.U. (with the understanding that any new building must hold 25,000 square feet of above-grade space for community purposes).” As for why the university space would be belowground, it was initially to be sited on top of the school or community space, but C.B. 2 objected to the idea of a university dorm being on top of an elementary school. Brown also, at the start of her letter to Chin, thanked the councilmember “for staying in touch... so regularly” with her since Brown last wrote her on the subject in May. In a statement to The Villager, Chin said, “Our community called for this deadline to be extended, and I’m proud to have worked closely with N.Y.U. to make sure the university answered that call. This extension will provide the School Construction Authority with an additional four years to consider siting a new public school on Bleecker St., and S.C.A. has made it clear to me that they feel it is enough time to a make a fully informed decision on that matter. I will also continue to urge S.C.A. to ultimately decide in favor of building a new Bleecker St. school.” Asked what, in the end, compelled N.Y.U. to modify the agreement and add the four years, Alicia Hurley, the university’s vice president for government affairs and community engagement, said, in a statement, that it was Chin. “The decision to postpone the Bleecker building deadline was a reflection of the university’s working relationship with the councilwoman,” Hurley said. “It was due to the ongoing conversations we were having with the councilwoman and the fact that the original deadline for a S.C.A. decision was upon us.” However, with the deadline for the S.C.A.’s decision on the school looming, Community Board 2 also had been pushing extremely hard to extend the opt-in date. The community board’s Schools and Education Committee, co-chaired by Heather Campbell and Jeannine Kiely, strongly and unanimously endorsed a resolution citing the clear need for a 600-seat Bleecker school and calling on N.Y.U. to amend its restrictive declaration to extend the option for funding and constructing the school. At C.B. 2’s full board meeting last week, three

S te

obsters • Seaf aks • L ood

Moran’s www.moranschelsea.com

‘Timeless Old-World Vibes pervade this Chelsea Fixture, a refuge for quality American fare in a classic pub-style setting featuring an open fire and a vast Waterford collection. The staff’s lack of ‘tude helps explain why it’s been around for so long’ -ZAGAT 2009 Seating everyday noon to midnight Private parties for 10 to 400 - Reservations Suggested

146 Tenth Ave at 19th St.

8

October 30, 2014

212-627-3030

sion project was finally approved by the City Council in July 2012, the agreement on the possible public school had changed radically: Now, the deadline to build the school was cut back to 10 years earlier — the end of 2014 — with construction mandated to begin by July 1, 2018. And if the school wasn’t built in the end, then N.Y.U. would again get back the 100,000 square feet, but — in a new addition to the agreement — the university would now A rendering showing the full “N.Y.U. 2031” plan, featuring two infill make its “best efforts” to “Boomerang Buildings” (“A” and “B”) on the northern superblock and the lease 25,000 square feet new “Zipper Building” (“C”) and potential public school (“D”) on the southto a community facility, ern superblock. The university’s two South Village superblocks are located to be determined. between W. Houston and W. Third Sts. and Mercer St. and LaGuardia Place. Campbell and Kiely’s committee, in their redays after the news of N.Y.U.’s decision had been port, explained why the public school is needed, inannounced, Kiely read the committee’s updated cluding a “significant growth in the under-5 popuresolution, which “acknowledges, applauds and lation and birth rate, expansion of universal pre-K, supports” the university’s decision to open the rerapid pace of residential construction (particularly strictive declaration. But the resolution continued, of family-sized apartments), need for District 75 C.B. 2 urges N.Y.U. to move the date for both the (special education) seats, and reduction in class in opt-in date for the school and the start of its consize to comply with Contract for Excellence laws.” struction back to 2025, “which was N.Y.U.’s origiIn short, the report stated: “There is a strong denal proposal.” mographic case to build the Bleecker school. We Nevertheless, David Gruber, C.B. 2 chairperson, just need more time!” declared, “This was a major, major, major victory. The site is currently occupied by the Morton We opened up something we thought couldn’t Williams supermarket. A supermarket would be open — we’re hoping to open it a little more.” included somewhere else in N.Y.U.’s superblocks Bolstering its argument, the committee had complan, though exactly where isn’t immediately clear. piled a special report, released on Oct. 15, “Bleecker Previously, the market had been slated for the School: Timing and Demographic Analysis,” makplanned new “Zipper Building,” on the site of the ing the case for the school’s need. current Coles gym, on Mercer St. The report noted that under the original agreeThe committee’s report noted, furthermore, that, ment, dating back to January 2012 — as part of the “In the 1960s, N.Y.U. promised to build an elementaULURP (Uniform Land Use Review Procedure) for ry school for neighborhood children where the Coles the “N.Y.U. Core Plan” — S.C.A. had the option for a Sports Center is today.” 100,000-square-foot school on the Bleecker site, with More recently, the report also noted that there the deadline for the decision not expiring until 2025. has been a continuing shifting landscape on the If the public school ultimately wasn’t built, then school. In 2010, the report notes, N.Y.U. promised N.Y.U. would take back the 100,000 square feet. However, when the ULURP application for the university’s “N.Y.U. 2031” superblocks expanNEW SCHOOL, continued on p. 9

KAREN H. SENECAL, LP, M.DIV.

PSYCHOANALYSIS/PSYCHOTHERAPY

Anxiety • Depression Grief And Loss • Shame And Guilt Body Image • Life Transitions

917-974-2976 37 Washington Square West #18 New York, NY 10011 khsenecal@hushmail.com www.karenhsenecaltherapy.com

Why preplan with us?

If you appreciate peace of mind, you’ll understand why it makes sense to preplan with us. We know of no other policies that work as this: • Spares your family from making detailed decisions at an emotional time • Ensures that wishes are expressed • Prevents overspending and can lock in costs

We’re experts at preplanning and know all of the issues that may arise. Call us, you’ll be glad you did 325 W. 14th St. New York, NY 10014 (212) 242-1456 reddenfuneralhome.net

NY State Law mandates that funeral trust funds for Medicaid recipients pay for funeral and bural only. The W. contracts are irrevocable. 325 14th St. New York, NY 10014 (212) 242-1456 TheVillager.com


NEW SCHOOL, continued from p. 8

to build the core and shell of a new 600-seat public school somewhere on the university’s South Village superblocks; then, in January 2012, N.Y.U. pledged to provide land for free to S.C.A. to build a new school on the Bleecker site, but the option would expire in 2025; then, in July 2012, in the final zoning agreement, N.Y.U. still agreed to provide the land for free for the new school, but the option would now expire on Dec. 31, 2014. Two new area public elementary schools are already planned, including one in the base of a planned residential tower by Trinity Real Estate, at Canal St. and Sixth Ave., and the Foundling School, on W. 16th St., plus a new middle school at 75 Morton St. But demographic trends point to the need for more seats, the committee report notes. Currently, all three of C.B. 2’s elementary schools are overcapacity: P.S. 3 is at 111 percent, P.S. 41 is at 124 percent, and P.S. 130 is at 104 percent capacity. Plus, getting free land for a new school on Bleecker St. is simply too good an offer to pass up, in that it’s worth an estimated $50 million, according to real estate experts, the report says. As for why the Department of Education, S.C.A.’s umbrella agency,

didn’t include the Bleecker St. site in its current five-year capital plan, a D.O.E. spokesperson did not respond by press time. As for why, during the review of the N.Y.U. ULURP application, the 2025 school opt-in deadline was allowed to be cut back to 2014 — during the final negotiations at the City Council level — this was, according to a Chin spokesperson, done “to prevent the site sitting vacant for a very long time before being put to community use.” In fact, the spokesperson said, Chin has been working throughout the year to extend the deadlines for the school. Chin wrote to Brown this March 31, to which the N.Y.U. senior V.P., on May 6, responded that, due to “pending litigation and appeals” over the N.Y.U. 2031 plan, the university felt it was “not an appropriate time” to modify the restrictive declaration and “may be imprudent to do so.” However, on Oct. 14, the community plaintiffs’ earlier victory in court was overturned at the Appellate Division, which ruled that the full, four-building, nearly 2-million-square-foot project could proceed. A week later, Brown wrote to Chin, saying that the university would extend the deadline for the school. The N.Y.U. 2031 plaintiffs plan to take the case to the Court of Appeals.

*Paid for by Maloney for Congress

Robert Sporter, MD Adult and Pediatric Allergist / Immunologist Has joined Ear, Nose, Throat and Allergy Specialists

Tahl Y. Colen, MD

Jay N. Dolitsky, MD, FAAP

David A. Godin, MD, FACS Ofer Jacobowitz, MD, PhD, FAASM, FAAOA 261 5th Avenue, Suite 901 (b/w 28th and 29th)

Tel: 212-679-3499

Call Us Today, See Us Today! TheVillager.com

October 30, 2014

9


Elizabeth Shuldiner, 94, W. 12th St. assn. founder BY ALBERT AMATEAU

E

lizabeth Shuldiner, a Village resident and homeowner for more than 60 years and founder of the W. 12th St. Block Association, died at home on Thurs., Oct. 16. She was 94. In frail health for the past four years after the death of her husband, David Shuldiner, she was still able to manage the stairs in her W. 12th St. house until a few weeks before her death from respiratory failure, according to her son Gardner Rankin. Elizabeth Shuldiner was involved in some of the important issues of the past five decades. She was active in the fight against Robert Moses’s plan for a road through the middle of Washington Square Park and the fight in the 1980s to block the Westway landfill project, successful battles both. In the 1960s Elizabeth became a leader of the Women’s Association of Grace Church when her sons, Gardner and Todd Rankin, were attending the church school. Cree Harland, a fellow activist and mother of a former student at Grace Church School, recalled that Elizabeth became the treasurer of the church Women’s Association because

she was dissatisfied with the group’s banking arrangements. “We didn’t have any money,” Harland said. “But if she thought a bank wasn’t doing the best it could for us, she would change banks.” “Elizabeth was one of the first people to plant flowers in sidewalk tree pits,” said Carol Greitzer, a former city councilmember and W. 12th St. resident and block association member. “She started the block association 30 or 40 years ago and her husband, David, became active. Between the two of them, there was a great institutional memory,” Greitzer said. “Her death is a big loss for us,” she added. Margarite Martin, a resident of W. 12th St. for 20 years, said, “She was an awesome person. I first met her while she was planting flowers in a tree pit. Now every block association does it.” Originally active on the block between Fifth and Sixth Aves., the association later expanded to Seventh Ave. It became dormant a few years ago, “but the thing about block associations is that when there’s no problem people lose interest, and when things get bad they become active again,” Greitzer said. “It’s easier when there’s already a history and a structure on the block.” Elizabeth Shuldiner spread the

ing something, from 1965 through the 1970s,” Marx said. “The Village was like a small town. I know what that’s like, I’m from Kansas. I became ill and she was always there for me. She was just a great dame: elegant, blonde, beautiful.” Born Elizabeth Deland in Utica, N.Y., she came to the Village in the mid1940s after finishing junior college. “I don’t know all the places she worked, but she spoke about having worked at The New Yorker and at Altman’s,” said her son Gardner. “She lived on Waverly Place and met my father, Arthur Rankin, who lived downstairs,” Gardner said. Arthur Rankin was an art director at NBC and later an animator who created Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. The couple married in 1947 and moved to W. 12th St. in 1950. After some years in Connecticut in the mid-1950s, the family returned to W. 12th St. in 1960. Elizabeth and Arthur divorced a few years later, and Elizabeth married Shuldiner in 1964. For her two sons, Elizabeth was an inspiration. For her friend Tommi Marx, “She was sweet and elegant but you didn’t want to mess with her,” she said. “If you were against her, she would oppose you with all her ‘I’ ’s dotted and ‘T’ ’s crossed.”

Elizabeth Shuldiner.

block association gospel to other streets in the Village. “She helped me and Joan McAlister and Barbara Monroe start the Charles St. Association,” recalled Tommi Marx, a fellow fighter for neighborhood causes. “It went from Greenwich St. to Hudson St. We would have block parties — not with vendors. It was potluck with things we baked ourselves and sold,” she said. “We were always fighting, protest-

Push for protected bike lanes on 5th, 6th Aves. BY ZACH WILLIAMS

A

10

October 30, 2014

PHOTO BY ZACH WILLIAMS

bout three dozen transportation activists made their way through Chelsea and the West Village on Sun., Oct. 19, to support businesses in favor of redesigning Fifth and Sixth Aves. as so-called “complete streets.” The city’s Department of Transportation is studying Fifth and Sixth Aves. for possible redesigns to better integrate bicycle, automobile and pedestrian traffic. Activists from Transportation Alternatives did a neighborhood walkthrough in support of the initiative. More than 20 small businesses along the corridor gave out discounts and freebies to participants. A petition urging the department to conduct the study gathered more than 15,000 signatures in support of the two-year effort. Streets that have been redesigned to include separate space for cars, bikes and pedestrians (and sometimes buses) have resulted, on average, in a 20 percent decrease in accident rates citywide, according to Tom DeVito, T.A.’s Manhattan organizer. He said a study of Fifth and Sixth Aves. shows how such initiatives are moving in from the Manhattan pe-

On Oct. 19, Tom DeVito, of Transportation Alternatives, spoke to supporters of a “complete street” redesign for Fifth and Sixth Aves.

riphery. “They’re right down the center of Manhattan, where everybody is, where densities of pedestrians are the highest of the city, and density of cyclists are the highest in the city,” said Albert Ahronheim, chairperson of the T.A. Manhattan Activist Committee. “And put cars together in that mix and you have two avenues with

the highest rates of injury in the city.” Retail sales increased by as much as 49 percent for Ninth Ave. businesses between 23rd and 31st Sts. following the avenue’s redesign, according to a recent D.O.T. report (“Measuring the Street: New Metrics for 21st-century Streets”). Injuries to all street users fell by 58 percent on Ninth Ave. Traffic can flow move more quick-

ly even as drivers reduce speeds, the report notes. Commercial vacancies fell by 49 percent along Union Square North — which sports a bike lane and other traffic-calming features — as speeds decreased by 16 percent while median speeds increased by 14 percent. Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero initiative continues with the implementation of a 25-mile-per-hour default speed limit citywide as of Nov. 7. In Chelsea, activists are looking to Seventh Ave. as the next subject of a D.O.T. study. The Community Board 4 Transportation Planning Committee approved a resolution on Oct. 15 supporting the idea, contingent on neighboring C.B. 5 doing the same. C.B. 2 approved a similar resolution in September. But reaching zero traffic deaths requires more than clever design and improved street signage, activists say. A cultural shift among New Yorkers is needed in order to reduce aggressive driving, jaywalking and other dangerous behavior on the streets, they say. Nonetheless, the increase of traffic safety awareness in the last few years contrasts sharply with the previous two decades, according to John Keoshgerian, owner of Zen Bikes on W. 24th St. “There were no bike lanes,” he said of earlier times. “There was no advocacy.” TheVillager.com


Judith Edelman, 91, pioneering female architect BY ALBERT AMATEAU

J

udith Edelman, a longtime Greenwich Village resident and prominent architect who led the effort to take down barriers to women in the profession, died Oct. 4 in her W. 12th St. home. She was 91. With her late husband, the architect Harold Edelman, she organized a partnership that designed public housing, neighborhood health centers and large-scale projects, including more than 1,500 apartment and commercial units in the Two Bridges neighborhood between the Manhattan and Williamsburg Bridges. However, she achieved nationwide prominence for her struggle to bring women into the overwhelmingly male-dominated architectural profession. Her advocacy for women in architecture was so uncompromising that she was known as “The Dragon Lady,” according to an interview published a few years ago on her firm’s Web site. In 1971 Judith Edelman became the first woman elected to the American Institute of Architecture’s executive committee. Her goal was to persuade what she called “an exclusive gentlemen’s club” to elevate women architects, according to a New York Times obituary. Although she was fascinated by an architectural exhibit as a youngster, she didn’t think of it as a profession until she sustained an injury that put an end to her career as a dancer. “Judy was, passionate about dance — modern dance, none of that ballet stuff — jazz and modern architecture,” said Judith Blitzer, a friend since childhood and a W. 12th St. neighbor. “She was a real modernist and she was serious — serious about everything,” Blitzer added. Carol Greitzer, a former city councilmember and a W. 12th St. resident, recalled that Harold and Judy lived in a renovated old row house on Bank St. 40 years ago. “I knew Harold better because he was a member of Community Board 2,” Greitzer said. After Harold

Judith Edelman.

died in 1999, Judith moved to W. 12th St. Born Judith Deena Hochberg to immigrants from Eastern Europe, she attended progressive schools, went on to Connecticut College and then New York University, before going to Columbia’s architectural school. It was in 1942 and 1943 when most American men were in the armed services, so the school of architecture had a lot of women and South American men. After Columbia, prospective employers told her, “We don’t hire girls,” according to her firm’s Web site. However, Huson Jackson, a Harvard professor of architecture with a small office in Greenwich Village, gave her a job. Harold Edelman and Judy were married in 1947. A short time later, Judy applied for a Columbia travel fellowship. “Harold was working in a firm that did a lot of retail stuff and he was happy to quit,” she told the

writer of her firm’s blog. “We traveled in Italy a lot. We went to Holland, Denmark, Sweden, through Switzerland as fast as we could, because we couldn’t afford a cup of coffee there. We did not go to Spain because of Franco. I was raised in a very lefty environment,” she explained. She told the blog writer, “I was on a jury once with Robert Stern and we wound up at a terrible impasse... . We just sat there saying ‘No’ to each other. Finally he said, ‘You’re nothing but a god-damned unreconstructed Modernist.’... I don’t remember how we resolved it.” Judy and Harold teamed up with Stanley Salzman, who had worked with Walter Gropius, a pioneer of Modernist architecture. Salzman left the firm in 1971. The successor firm, ESKW/A (Edelman Sultan Knox Wood/Architects), continues. Among the firm’s important projects in Manhattan is the preservation and conversion to multi-unit residences of nine brownstones in the Upper West Side Urban Renewal area. The firm also rebuilt the NENA (North East Neighborhood Association) health clinic on E. Third St. The 1969 renovation of the Church of St. Mark’s in-the-Bowery after a devastating fire was an Edelman project completed in 1986. Judith Edelman was the model for the protagonist of a 1974 children’s book, “What Can She Be? An Architect.” Two weeks before she died, she attended a design conference and walked 10 blocks home, according to her Times obituary. Two sons, Marc, a CUNY professor, and Joshua, a musician living in Europe, survive, as do a sister, Joan Gitlow, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A memorial will be held at the AIA New York City Center, on LaGuardia Place, in mid-December. Details will be announced later. The firm’s Web site posted this tribute: “Judy had such an indelible spirit that her passing has come as a shock for us at ESKW/A. Deeply committed, wonderfully irascible and extraordinarily talented, she created and maintained a strong identity for this firm that continued throughout her retirement and will continue into the future, well after her passing.”

Con Ed ‘Sandy-proofs’ steam, electrical systems BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC

T

wo years after Superstorm Sandy, Con Edison said it has implemented protective measures for its steam and electrical systems to help keep the electricity on for more people and restore steam service more quickly during disaster-level storms. When Sandy hit in October 2012, Con Ed said the amount of outages was unprecedented in the company’s history. More than 200,000 Manhattan residents and businesses south of Midtown were without electricity and steam service. For the electrical system, Con Ed will be able to split networks, explained Greg Koumoullos, the utility’s project manager for electrical systems, at Community Board 1’s Planning Committee meeting on Oct. 6. This means certain parts of the elecTheVillager.com

trical grid can be shut off while others remain on. “If a flood comes again and the water comes in, we can actually disconnect the network, split it in half, so the areas that we expect to be dry can remain in power, while the areas expected to be flooded underwater can go out of power,” said Koumoullos. Right now the switches are manual, but Koumoullos said that by this coming summer, the switches will be automated. With automation the company can wait until the last possible moment until a storm surge comes, then split the network. In addition, Con Ed is also making some of its equipment submersible. “In the event that it does flood, the equipment that is underwater will not be damaged,” Koumoullos said. After Sandy hit, equipment that was inundated with water had to be replaced or repaired before it could be utilized again, adding more time to re-

storing power. By making equipment submersible, if a storm hits, after the water recedes, the equipment would need to be dried out but would then be operational again, Koumoullos said. The submersible transformers and installations have been developed fairly recently, and Koumoullos said that both the manufacturers and Con Ed have tested them. Protective measures have also been enacted for the steam system, which is crucial for heating. During Sandy, a significant portion of the system lost steam service, said Frank Cuomo, project manager of Con Ed’s steam distribution group. Steam is very sensitive, Cuomo said, and water is the worst thing to mix with it. The steam system has to be turned on in a specific geographic order — sections cannot be skipped — which was one of the reasons Lower Manhattan below Canal St. was one of the last to be turned back on,

he said. C.B. 1 committee members remarked on the amount of time — 10 days — that it took after the electricity returned for the steam to come back on. Cuomo said the company is working to reduce the outage time. “It doesn’t have to make its way from Grand St., like it did during Sandy, pipe by pipe by pipe,” Cuomo said. Isolation valves will also be installed at Trinity Place. Cuomo said, with the isolation valves, 137 buildings that went without steam during Sandy, would have stayed in service. The East River station, the company’s highest-capacity station, is critical to get up and running after a storm surge, Cuomo said. During Sandy, equipment had to be dried and sent out for repairs. Now, there are new, higher walls in place, as well as other protective measures, and the station could come back online as soon as the water receded. October 30, 2014

11


Trying to roll back the E. Sixth St. rat upsurge BY GERARD FLYNN

A

PHOTO BY GERARD FLYNN

round September, David Rouge, who lives on E. Sixth St. between Avenues A and B, had the idea of having a party on his roof — and out back — because, as he said, “We have a nice back garden.” Then he stood on the roof of his building one evening and looked down, ending the party before it had begun. For what he found was hardly suitable to his palette, or anyone’s for that matter. “I happened to look down and there was a pack of five  rats moving back and forth,” he said, “going through the fence as if there was nothing there.” Rouge (pronounced roug-ay), who is a Department of Housing Preservation and Development employee, sprang into action, leafleting the area. A member of his block association, he organized residents with the help of Susan Stetzer, Community Board 3 district manager.  A Sept. 25 meeting held on the block was attended by Caroline Bragdon, a research scientist with the Department of Health’s Division of Veterinary and Pest Control Services. Residents had been known, Rouge said, to use tomato vines, even muskrat pee to ward off the pests, who

David Rouge is waging a war on rats on his block.

researchers at Columbia University revealed last week, carry not just a hefty amount of potentially deadly pathogens, but 18 hitherto unknown viruses, as well. Bragdon advised a repeat of a tactic that had worked months before at the nearby community garden at the corner of Avenue B: Bait the rat nests, then, after a week, flood them, and cut off their food supply.  Rouge has been trying unsuccessfully so far to coordi-

READY, SET, SUBSCRIBE!

nate a plan with other building owners to leave garbage on the sidewalk in the morning so rats can’t feed on it at night. But because that includes coordinating efforts between building superintendents and the Department of Sanitation, it’s easier said than done. Yet, whatever efforts have been made aren’t making a lot of inroads, neighbors say. In fact, one neighbor, Ulyana Kuykinii told The Villager last  Friday night while walking her dog that, “During the summer it was crazy. You couldn’t walk on the sidewalk, day or night.” It’s gotten better somewhat since, she said. Rouge has a new theory: that construction around the neighborhood by city and private developers is a significant factor, though Stetzer discounts it. One building on the block is owned

by Steve Croman, who is currently under investigation by the state Attorney General’s Office for possibly using illegal methods to pressure out rent-regulated tenants. Yet, Croman has been very helpful, Rouge said, in dealing with the rat problem. Ben Shaoul, a developer who, like Croman, has been subject of tenant-harassment complaints, owns two buildings on the block. One is a former supermarket midblock and another is near the 6B Garden, the latter which Rouge suspects may be the rat problem’s source, since Shaoul started doing renovation work on it last year. Rats are chiefly nocturnal and avoid people, unless there’s an infestation and their nests are disturbed, in which case they flee to the nearest building or other “safe spot.” Rouge suspects Shaoul might not have done the necessary extermination work before starting work. Rouge intends to ask homeowners to let him and the Department of Health perform a routine “no-fault inspection” of the building, 108 E. Sixth St. Rouge also pointed to garbage from the nearby school as possibly fueling the rodent explosion. However, he noted, the school has been putting out garbage for years and there wasn’t this kind of upsurge. Because the Department of Health can levy a hefty $5,000 fine for signs of a rat problem, Rouge fears he might have a problem gaining access to the building, however. Yet, he remains hopeful the rodent invasion can be rolled back. “I would like to go in my backyard and not be afraid that a rat will run over my feet,” he said.

MAIL TO: One Metrotech North, 10th floor • Brooklyn, NY 11201 PUBLIC NOTICE - GREENWICH VILLAGE_PCS YES! I want to receive The

CHECK ONE:

PUBLIC NOTICE - GREENWICH VILLAGE_PCS Partnership and its affiliates on doing Cellco Partnership and its controlled affiliates doing business as VerizonCellco Wireless is proposing to controlled collocate antennas a business as Verizon Wireless is proposing to collocate antennas on a 132? building at 230 West 17th Street, York, New York County, New York. Public comments regarding the potential 132? building at 230 West 17th Street, New York, New York County, New York. Public comments regarding theNew potential effects from from the thisdate site of onthis historic properties may be submitted within 30-days from the date of this publication to: Andrew Villager of the effects from every this site onweek historic properties mayyear. be submitted within 30-days publication to: Andrew - IVI York Telecom Services, Inc., 55 West Red Oak Lane, White Plains, New York 10604, CulturalResources@iviMaziarski - IVI Telecom Services, Inc., 55 West Red Oak Lane, WhiteMaziarski Plains, New 10604, CulturalResources@iviintl.com, or (914) 740-1930. intl.com, or (914) 740-1930. Vil: 10/30/2014 Vil: 10/30/2014

New Subscription

Renewal

PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE (New Subscription $29•Renewal $24, for 52 weeks, NOTICE HEREBY Affairs GIVEN,will PURSUANT TO LAW, NOTICE IStoHEREBY GIVEN, PURSUANT TO LAW, that the NYC Department of IS Consumer hold a Public Hear-that the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs will hold a Public Hearby check or credit card, will be added your current subscription) ing on Wednesday, November 05, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at 66 John Street, 11th floor, on a petition for O’FLYNN ENTERPRIS-

ing on Wednesday, November 05, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at 66 John Street, 11th floor, on a petition for O’FLYNN ENTERPRISES LLC to continue to maintain, operate an unenclosed sidewalk cafe at 183 9TH AVENUE in the Borough of ManES LLC to continue to maintain, and operate an unenclosed sidewalk cafe at 183 9TH AVENUE in the and Borough of Manhattan for aCONSENT term of four years. REQUESTS FOR COPIES OF THE REVOCABLE CONSENT AGREEMENT MAY BE ADhattan for a term of four years. REQUESTS FOR COPIES OF THE REVOCABLE AGREEMENT MAY BE ADDRESSED TO: DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS, ATTN: FOIL OFFICER, 42 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NY 10004. DRESSED TO: DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS, ATTN: FOIL OFFICER, 42 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NY 10004. Vil: 10/23 - 10/30/2014 Vil: 10/23 - 10/30/2014

Name: Address: City: State: Zip Code: PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE HEREBY of GIVEN, PURSUANT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, PURSUANT TO LAW, that the NYC IS Department Consumer Affairs TO LAW, that the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs Email: Phone: will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, November 05, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at 66 John Street, 11th will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, November 05, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at 66 John Street, 11th on to a petition Theoperate Emera an Group floor, on a[ petition for The Group Incorporated to floor, continue maintain,forand un- Incorporated to continue to maintain, and operate an unCard Type: [ ] Visa [ ] Mastercard ] Amex [ ]Emera Discover sidewalk at of 610four 10th Avenue closed sidewalk cafe at 610 10th Avenue in the Borough ofclosed Manhattan for cafe a term years. RE- in the Borough of Manhattan for a term of four years. REQUESTS FOR COPIES OFADDRESSED THE REVOCABLE CONSENT AGREEMENT MAY BE ADDRESSED QUESTS FOR COPIES OF THE REVOCABLE CONSENT AGREEMENT MAY BE Card Holder’s Signature: TO: DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS, ATTN: FOIL OFFICER, 42 BROADWAY, NEW TO: DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS, ATTN: FOIL OFFICER, 42 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NY 10004. Credit Card Number: YORK, NY 10004. Vil: 10/23 - 10/30/2014 Vil: 10/23 - 10/30/2014 Exp. Date: Security Code: PUBLIC NOTICE - CHATHAM SQUARE_PCS PUBLIC NOTICE - CHATHAM SQUARE_PCS Partnership and its affiliates on doing Cellco Partnership and its controlled affiliates doing business as VerizonCellco Wireless is proposing to controlled collocate antennas a business as Verizon Wireless is proposing to collocate antennas on a building at 225 regarding Park Row,the New York, New York County, New York. Public comments regarding the potential effects 41? building at 225 Park Row, New York, New York County, New York.41?Public comments potential effects site on properties may be Mazisubmitted within 30-days from the date of this publication to: Andrew Mazifrom this site on historic properties may be submitted within 30-days from from this the date of historic this publication to: Andrew arski Inc., 55 West Red Oak Lane, White Plains, New York 10604, CulturalResources@ivi-intl.com, arski - IVI Telecom Services, Inc., 55 West Red Oak Lane, White Plains, New- IVI YorkTelecom 10604, Services, CulturalResources@ivi-intl.com, or (914) 740-1930. or (914) 740-1930. Vil: 10/30/2014 Vil: 10/30/2014

call 646-452-2475 to subscribe

12

October 30, 2014

TheVillager.com


Seniors praying they can stay at Pompeii center O.L. POMPEII, continued from p. 1

TheVillager.com

PHOTO BY TEQUILA MINSKY

St., the center has been a fixture in the Village for decades. It provides 1,400 meals a week and a whole host of activities and day trips for the elderly. Cathryn Perbanazov, 71, has been going to the Our Lady of Pompeii center for two years now. She pointed out that the space is shared with other groups that hold classes and events. “Many people use that center, not just seniors — people who are homeless, people who are either physically and/or mentally handicapped,” she said. The New York Post reported that the church’s Father Walter Tonelotto, who is the behind the decision not to renew the lease, wants to rent out the basement to film crews instead. However, Perbanazov emphasized that the space is big enough for everyone to co-exist. “When they’re filming something, there’s enough room in the basement so that the showbiz people and the people using the center can be there,” she said. “It doesn’t mean that if we’re there, they can’t be there, and vice versa.” Perbanazov said the alleged reasons for evicting the senior center don’t make much sense. “What is the real agenda? You want to rent this out and make more money?” she said. “If it’s a staging for television or motion pictures — we’re already doing that. We move to another part of the room, we do our exercise, and then we leave. They don’t bother us, we don’t bother them!” State Senator Brad Hoylman said he spoke to Tonelotto, and that the father told him he could see another use for the space since it is not currently at maximum usage. However, Hoylman said, “I don’t think the senior center is the type of facility that lends itself to a cost-benefit analysis.” Connie Masullo, 86, who has been an on and off member of the center since it opened in 1973, said the move was deplorable. “This is our community, this is our community church,” she declared. “Whoever is going down to the center are the last people who have made the Village. These are the old-timers, and I think they deserve to have better treatment.” In an effort to salvage the center’s current space at Our Lady of Pompeii, Hoylman has spearheaded a joint letter co-signed by a number of elected officials imploring Cardinal Dolan to intervene. The letter stated that Greenwich House was willing to address concerns that the church may have, including a rent hike, in order to renew the lease. “However,” the letter states, “it is our understanding that Father Walter has instructed the senior center to be-

gin looking immediately for alternative space, which suggests he doubts the senior center will be allowed to remain. “We have heard from many constituents who rely upon the center and are confused and upset that the church would suggest evicting such a treasured and longstanding community institution,” the letter to Dolan continues. “We respectfully urge you to work with Father Walter to ensure that the senior center operated by Greenwich House remains at Our Lady of Pompeii Church and that the specter of eviction be removed entirely from these negotiations.” The letter is co-signed by Congressmember Jerrold Nadler, Borough President Gale Brewer, state Senator Dan Squadron, Assemblymember Deborah Glick, and City Councilmembers Corey Johnson and Margaret Chin. Hoylman expressed concern that Greenwich House, the nonprofit organization that operates the senior center, will not be able to find another space. “We’re talking about some of the most vulnerable New Yorkers who may be evicted from the location, and that would be a travesty,” he said. For others who live close by, the current location proves convenient. Rina Rosillo, 90, who used to work in insurance, is unable to go too far with her walker from her house on MacDougal and Bleecker Sts. “I retired when I was 70 and have been coming to Our Lady for more than 15 years,” she said. “For a lot of us, it’s not just the food at lunch, it’s a place to come and talk and have people to socialize with.” Should the basement lease not be renewed, she said, “I’ll have to stay at home.” Although Hoylman said the ultimate decision does not rest with Tonelotto, but with the archdiocese, the priest nevertheless has considerable say in the matter. “Here’s a plea I make to the public,” the state senator said. “I would urge members of the church to let the priest know that they want the senior center to stay. Our seniors in the Village deserve to be treated with respect, and I’m hopeful that Our Lady of Pompeii agrees.” However, so far, Tonelotto has been incommunicado, at least according to Johnson. “The Senior Center at Our Lady of Pompeii Church has been a pillar of the Village community since 1971,” Johnson said. “The services offered are at the core of what the Catholic Church is about, providing routine, enrichment and community — and yet Father Walter’s proposal to close this facility is the very opposite. Closure of this senior center will force many seniors to go hungry or travel further for meals, and eliminate social programs to help people age healthily and

Members of the Our Lady of Pompeii Senior Center are crying “Cut!” over rumored plans to move them out in favor of film crews.

stay in their homes. Greenwich House has agreed to pay an increase in rent, as well as figure out ways to help the church better organize the space to make it available to other groups. “And in what appears to be an affront to the community, when my office reached out to set up a meeting with the new father to discuss this issue, it was rejected,” Johnson said. “As the commu-

2nd

nity organizes and the choir of voices grows louder, I hope that the father will see the error of his ways. I’m going to work hard with my colleagues in government to reach an agreement on making sure this neighborhood gem stays in place.” Tonelotto and the archdiocese did not respond to requests for comment by press time.

A n n u al

t a e k r r c o i T r THaunted Church

Frid Octob ay, er 31 3:3 0pm -

6:30p

m

Come join us for some Halloween fun as we celebrate with our Village children. All are welcome.

The Church of the Ascension Fifth Avenue at Tenth Street

Regular Weekly Worship Schedule: Sundays: 9am Holy Eucharist (Side Altar) 11am Holy Eucharist w/ Music (Church) 7pm Service of Meditation and Sacrament (Church) Weekdays: Monday-Friday, 6pm Holy Eucharist (Side Altar) (Friday service includes Healing Service) Parish Office (Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm) 12 West 11th Street, New York, NY 10011 212-254-8620 info@ascensionnyc.org www.ascensionnyc.org October 30, 2014

13


Now that’s a stretch! This past Monday, French artist JR started installing a new mural on the side of 286 Spring St. at Hudson St. This image was actually a mock-up for approval. The small dancer will not be part of the final piece.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Luckily, there are term limits To The Editor: Re “Most pols blast new ruling on N.Y.U. project; Chin calls it a positive step; Mendez hedge” (news article, Oct. 23): Your headline says it all: “...Chin calls it a positive step.” Chin doesn’t represent our community, though she may pretend to be our councilmember. Chin is the N.Y.U. representative on the City Council. She ignored Community Board 2’s rejection of N.Y.U.’s ULURP, allowed our residential

community to be zoned commercial, and ignored the pleas of advocates to save the Sasaki Garden. She didn’t even help us when we asked her to get the M5 bus back. Her pattern of decisions continually allows our community to be degraded. Thank goodness for term limits. We look forward to a new councilmember for District 1 and N.Y.U.’s defeat in the courts.  Sylvia Rackow

Rackow is chairperson, Committee to Preserve Our Neighborhood

IRA BLUTREICH

Shedding some light To The Editor: Re “Blue Moon Johnny; I wasn’t my brother’s keeper” (talking point, by Jerry Tallmer, Oct. 23): John Tallmer was my father. He died forty years ago, age 50. I miss him. He was a good, dear man. He never spoke of his younger years. After reading this essay, I understand why. Jill Tallmer

Kept her sweetness To The Editor: Re “Poet Anne Ardolino, a.k.a. Anntelope, dies at 69” (obituary, Oct. 16): Anne was as sweet as her life was tough. From the day I met her in 1997, she treated me as if she’d known me her entire life. Funny, kind, eccentric and generous, she was a bastion of memories of New York as it once was. Timothy Moran

Cuomo pressures de Blasio for greater security on Ebola. 14

October 30, 2014

E-mail letters, not longer than 250 words in length, to news@thevillager.com or fax to 212-229-2790 or mail to The Villager, Letters to the Editor, 1 Metrotech North, 10th floor, Brooklyn, NY, NY 11201. TheVillager.com


Some inconvenient truths about charter schools TALKING POINT BY TERESA ARBOLEDA

B

attles between charter school operators, like Eva Moskowitz, and public school parents and education advocates are nothing new to the mass media. Recently The New York Times ran an article on this topic, featuring Moskowitz and her Success Academy schools. However, too often this kind of media coverage does not accurately portray our side of the story. The SUNY board of trustees recently voted to approve 17 charter applications, 14 of them by Moskowitz, in New York City. It is more important than ever for the public to understand the reality of the charter movement. We have experienced firsthand the battles between charter operators and the school communities where the Bloomberg administration co-located charter schools. No matter how charter school advocates may want to paint it, the fact is that public schools can neither provide the same kind of support and resources that flow into many of the charter schools from wealthy supporters nor engage in the charters’ practices that weed out difficult-to-educate students. Following are some reasons why public schools parents are fighting the charter movement: For starters, according to the latest available data, the percentage of students with disabilities ranged from 12.6 percent to 13 percent at Harlem Success Academy 1-3, the percentage of English Language Learners students there ranged from 4.1 percent to 7.1 percent, and the economic-need index averaged .69 percent — far below other nearby district schools. For example, P.S. 149 had nearly double the number of special-needs students compared to the co-located Harlem Success Academy 1 — 20.6 percent compared to 12.6 percent, and more than four times the number of E.L.L. students — 18.9 percent compared to only 4.1 percent. Of the four Success Academy schools in Harlem, with a total enrollment of 2,540 students, only 17, or 0.6 percent, of these, were special-education students with the highest level of need. In contrast, the average percentage of special-education students with the highest level of need at New York City public elementary/middle schools was 9.4 percent — and 14 percent in Harlem. The average public school in the city serves 15 times the concentration of highest-need special-education students compared to Success Academy charters. There are many documented stories of children with special needs TheVillager.com

pushed out and/or illegally suspended from New York City charter schools, without due process, with suspension rates two to three times that of surrounding district schools. According to the Department of Education discipline code, students in New York City public schools can only be expelled if they are in general education classes, and have turned 17 prior to the start of the school year. Yet the SUNY Charter Institute notes in a renewal document for Harlem Success 2 that the “implementation of the expulsions does not align with stated policy language,” though it did not reveal how many students were expelled. As to Success Academy suspensions, the Institute writes, “It was unclear that live instruction was consistently provided in accordance with New York’s compulsory education law.” Students expelled from charter schools then go to the public school, placing the burden of educating our most vulnerable students on the public schools with fewer resources.

Eva Moskowitz, C.E.O. of Success Academy charter schools, is under fire for not enrolling as many special-needs students and English Language Learners as mainstream public schools.

as involved and do not apply to participate in the charter lottery — or worse, are unaware such options exist. While this may be the fairest way to enroll students, it also helps to weed out usually low-performing and hard-to-educate students. Public hearings in affected school districts are required by law to be held before a charter can be approved. At these hearings, there is almost always a vocal opposition voiced by public school parents and the community, not just the U.F.T. The objections to the application are usually focused on the potential of charter schools draining resources from public schools. No matter the opposition, approval has been preordained with little attention paid to the concerns voiced. Many charter schools were literally shoved into public school buildings that really did not want another school taking over their gym, library and art room and forcing some kids to have lunch as early as 10 a.m. The Success charters co-located in public school buildings were painted, cleaned up nicely and received resources, such as computers, supplies, etc., but the rest of the school received little or nothing. While the law provides for the public school also to get whatever the charter gets, schools report that often this does not happen. It was apparent to the public school population that resources were taken away from the many to give to a few. With the law that passed in April, the city will either have to provide space for charter schools in our already overcrowded school buildings or pay to rent space in private schools.

The comptroller should audit Success Academy enrollment, attrition, suspension and expulsion rates.

Success Charters have high overall student attrition rates, according to the state report cards. The seventh grade class at Harlem Success Academy 1 has had a 52.1 percent attrition rate and the sixth grade class has had a 45.2 percent attrition rate since 2006-07. In four years, Harlem Success Academy 4 lost more than 21 percent of its students. We are urging the city comptroller to audit the enrollment, attrition, suspension and expulsion rates at Success charters for each of the at-risk student categories, before this charter chain is allowed to expand. According to testimony in public hearings, there was no outreach by charter operators to English Language Learners or special-education students. We believe this is a deliberate attempt to exclude these students to maintain the test scores. Charter school students are self-selecting. Children whose parents are involved tend do well in school. But, for many reasons, too many parents in some communities are not

Money is further diverted from needy public schools, which face continual budget cuts from Albany, while charter school administrators pay themselves high six-figure salaries and receive giant donations. Public school parents and community members made Public Advocate Bill de Blasio aware of these problems and he became involved in trying to have an equitable and fair process to co-locate schools. Candidate de Blasio’s mayoral campaign invoked a “Tale of Two Cities,” of which the two-tiered system that charters created was one example. Way too many reporters have failed to accurately and fairly report on this issue. We hope that mass media will take the time to look into the many public schools that are working and that serve all children. They should investigate unethical practices that allow charter schools to serve only students the charters deem worthy, and explore the unfair funding and resource advantages charter schools have over public schools — because New York State has failed to provide a sound, basic education for all students. Moneyed interests pushing one-sided anti-public school policies that hurt so many students must be investigated and the voices of the public school parents must be heard. A proliferation of charters is not the answer to improving public education. Arboleda, president of the Citywide Council for English Language Learners, is a member of the Education Council Consortium, a group of parents and community members who have been elected or appointed to serve on district and citywide Community Education Councils. E.C.C. represents 1.1 million public school students, including children who are receiving special-education services and who are English Language Learners. E.C.C. meets regularly with Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña to help shape, advise, provide feedback and comment on educational policies, visions and goals. October 30, 2014

15


SCOOPY’S, continued from p. 2 were people I had never spoken to for decades but passed every day,” he said. He also learned about, as he put it, “achieving what is important rather than what is perfect and naive. ... In community organizing, as you know, there are rarely victories, and when they come, they fade away fast. .... It was an amazing time of my life.” Recently, the community won a victory against Singer when the Department of Buildings ruled that his loose-ended plans to rent part of the building to The Cooper Union and Joffrey Ballet School — which is technically a vocational institution — didn’t pass muster, and issued a stop-work order on the project. “I didn’t trust this man,” Councilmember Rosie Mendez admitted of Rosen, a penthouse dweller in the tony Christodora House, next to the old P.S. 64. “I came to trust him, but not just trust him,” she said. “I came to love him.” Rosen really helped her through a tough breakup with her fiancée, she added. State Senator Brad Hoylman presented Rosen with a proclamation and noted that the struggle goes on, such as with the 7/11 on Avenue A, located in a building owned by Jared Kushner. “They have a noisy refrigeration unit they’ve used for over a year,” Hoylman said of the chain store. “So we went to court. There’s a cease-and-desist order on the refrigeration unit.” State Senator Daniel Squadron, who used to represent the district before the lines were redrawn, also gave Rosen a proclamation. Eric Goldberg, a real estate lawyer and friend, spoke glowingly of Rosen’s “brave vision” in building Red Square, on E. Houston St., back when the neighborhood was a far cry from today’s high-rent hot spot. Carlos Suarez, one of a group of local youths from the projects who Rosen took in and raised like a son, spoke glowingly of his surrogate papa. “For people from where I come from to go to the penthouse was crazy,” Suarez said. He recalled how he dropped out

of high school and “focused on girls,” but Rosen got him back on track with his education. “I’m very lucky that he has my back,” Suarez said. Developer Bob Perl noted to us that he “assembled” the lots to construct the Housing Works building for people with H.I.V./AIDS and I.V. drug users back in the 1980s when East Villagers had vehemently protested earlier plans to site the facility on E. Sixth St. near Avenue B. “Back then it was like Ebola,” he said of AIDS. “People were more afraid, and being gay was not as accepted.” Regarding Rosen, Perl said, “He’s a giant.” Because of all he’s done for the East Village? we asked. “No — in Vietnam he’s a giant,” Perl said. “People are really small there. He’s taller than everyone.” Rosen has lived in Hanoi for two years, working with an agriculture and food company. Before that, he was in Hong Kong for a year and a half. GREAT ASSIST! Dr. Eric Cruzen, director of emergency medicine at the Lenox Hill HealthPlex, reports that the freestanding Village emergency department has helped save its second heart-attack patient. According to Cruzen, a man, 74, was brought by ambulance to the facility, at W. 12th St. and Seventh Ave., last week. The EKG the medics had performed en route didn’t show a heart attack. “Often, the EKG changes minute by minute,” Cruzen noted. “During his initial evaluation he was found to have an EKG showing a heart attack. We rapidly began his treatment and stabilized him, then were able to immediately transfer him directly to the cath lab at Beth Israel, where he was found to have several blockages in the blood vessels of his heart. From arrival at our facility to when he left to go to the cath lab was approximately 30 minutes.”

DORIS’S BIG DAY: Veteran C.B. 2 member Doris Diether, one of the city’s longest-serving community board members (and the inspiration for the famous Little Doris marionette) will be honored by

the City Council with a proclamation at its Nov. 25 stated meeting. FLEA MARKET FUN: Don’t forget to vote on Tuesday — and don’t forget the Westbeth Flea Market, either! It will all go down in Westbeth Underground, at 55 Bethune St. at Washington St., from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The venue is fitting, since the event hasn’t been held for two years since Sandy flooded the artist housing complex’s basement. You’ll find vases and household items, clothing, bags, belts, tons of books and records, backpacks, shoes, lots of frames, artwork, art supplies and more at what has been called the “best (indoor) sale in New York City.” The action continues on Sat., Nov. 8, and Sun., Nov. 9, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

UNFLAGGING EFFORT: Congrats to Novac Noury, the “Arrow Keyboard Man,” who recently had a flag featured in a show at MoMA’s Cullman Building. Noury is part of SAGE (Services & Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Elders), which approached the museum with the concept, in which members of the group each made a 2-foot-by-3-foot flag that was draped from the ceiling. Noury’s of course featured an ejaculating arrow keyboard, an homage to the portable wireless organ he used to play while gyrating on the dance floor at Studio 54, and which spurted sparks, whipped cream, water, you name it. His flag, he said, was “a salute to my ongoing quest to develop my land and to rebuild my damaged arrow keyboard.” Noury still hopes to develop his now-vacant lot in the Meatpacking District just south of the glitzy Standard Hotel, where his afterhours club, RSVP, used to be located back in the disco days. For film (or arrow keyboard) buffs, the instrument was first introduced in the original “Hair” movie in the hallucination scene, when Noury is briefly shown shooting sparks out of it.

Friends of LaGuardia ‘wing it’ at annual gala BY TEQUILA MINSKY

T

16

October 30, 2014

PHOTO BY TEQUILA MINSKY

he Friends of LaGuardia Place held their annual Gala at Noho STAR on Tues., Oct. 21, recognizing three individuals whose exemplary work is of great benefit to the local community. Among the honorees at the gala, this year dubbed “Soaring Successes,” was Lois Rakoff, a Community Board 2 member, former resident chairperson of BAMRA (Bleecker Area Merchants’ and Residents’ Association) and current community director of the Poe Room, at the N.Y.U. School of Law. Also recognized were “legal eagles” Jim Walden and Randy Mastro, partners in the firm Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher, who are leading the legal challenge against New York University’s South Village superblocks expansion plan. The community plaintiffs, who recently suffered a tough defeat at the Appellate Division, after a victory in State Supreme Court, plan to

From left, Randy Mastro, Lois Rakoff and Jim Walden proudly display their LaGuardia Medallions.

appeal to the Court of Appeals. “The best is yet to come,” Walden said, referring to the “rubber match.”

President Lawrence Goldberg, president of Friends of LaGuardia, was the night’s emcee.

“Honoring Lois Rakoff for her outstanding community work and Jim Walden and Randy Mastro for their superb legal work and tireless devotion to our Village was an enormous pleasure,” he said. “Handing each of them a LaGuardia Medallion, which we give to our community’s Neighborhood Stars, is just a small gesture of our appreciation for all they do.” The annual event raises funds for upkeep, upgrades and maintenance of LaGuardia Park’s statue of Fiorello La Guardia, the gardens, paths and playground. In addition to the statue, this park is the home of a new toddlers’ playground, Adrienne’s Garden, and is an oasis of green along LaGuardia Place. Most recently, it was the site of the recent “Sonic Forest” art installation. Many at the full-house event wore a flash of red — socks, a tie, hat, dress or ribbon — paying homage to the redtailed hawks that frequent LaGuardia Park and which were the theme of the evening’s festivities. TheVillager.com


Poetry in the souls of those who least expect it ‘Rocky Presents’ a blend of new generation hip hop and poetry BY PUMA PERL

I

TheVillager.com

COURTESY OF FLY DII PHOTOGRAPHY

couldn’t be happier to report that the spirit of discovery is alive and well as demonstrated by the Rocky Presents shows, and that a new generation is learning that poetry lives on in the streets, and in the hearts and souls of those who least expect it. It’s amazing how everything different can be the same again. “Rocky” is Rocky LaMontagne, founder and producer of “All That!” — which debuted at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in 1993 and is currently the longest running open mic series in New York City. LaMontagne has since relocated to Arizona, and Di Lewis has joined forces with him to co-produce “All That!” as well as “Words” and “Women of Words,” two additional series that blend hip hop with poetry. About forty years ago, Miguel Algarin, one of the founders of the Nuyorican, got sick of everyone hanging around his East Sixth Street apartment, and, with a group of poet friends, rented a storefront directly across from his building. I wandered in there the second night it opened, and never really left until it went on hiatus after the move to Third Street. Along with countless other Lower East Side residents, I learned that the transformative power of poetry and performance was accessible, regardless of class and academic achievement. If you couldn’t write, you made poems in your head, perhaps in Spanish, perhaps in English, or some new combination of both. Loisaida language. Although most of the regulars were from the block and the surrounding area, you never knew who

L to R: “All That!” host Wise Guy, producer Di Lewis, and host Gaston.

might wander in. Naturally, iconic poets like the late Pedro Pietri and Tato Laviera were founding members and often in attendance, but on any given night you might see William Burroughs confounding the audience, Ntozake Shange dancing a mean mambo with Algarin, or Amiri Baraka patiently awaiting his turn to read. I lived around the corner and the Cafe became the same nightly stop that CBGB probably would have been if I lived several blocks west. Sometimes, it’s all about geography and circumstance. I had an infant son and he grew up sitting on the floor clapping as each poet took the stage. I realize now that a collective

force of making something out of nothing was sweeping both sides of Avenue A. On the east side, Eddie Gomez, the younger brother of co-founder Miguel Pinero, was just out of the Army and working the bar. He was very good-looking and all the girls loved him. I must have loved him a little more than most, because several years later we had a child together, Juliet. She recited her first poem at the Third Street location at age four. It was about hot dogs. She went on to host open rooms and slams and became an avid attendee of Rocky’s shows. As Kurt Vonnegut said, “so it goes.” Fast-forward a decade or three to 10 p.m. on a warm August evening,

and I’m headed to the Nuyorican with my photographer friend, Lynn Cappiello, as an anonymous reporter for this publication. Di Lewis greets me warmly, and I grab a seat at the bar, which is manned by Pepe, who has been in attendance for as long as I can remember at this location. “All That!” is straight up open mic, and participants are accompanied by a trio of astounding musicians. Chris Eddleton holds it down on drums, and Keith Witty adds the unique sound of a solid body electric stand-up bass. The third component is the keyboard, and on my two visPOETRY, continued on p.18 October 30, 2014

17


At Nuyorican Poets Cafe, everything different is the same again POETRY, continued from p. 17

October 30, 2014

An “All That!” participant trying out a new song.

This continues to be the mission of the Rocky Presents team — giving a home to emerging artists of all ages, uniting the genres, and providing new cultural experiences to both novices and established performers.

PHOTO BY LYNN CAPPIELLO

18

PHOTO BY LYNN CAPPIELLO

its I saw different musicians, Mike Ekroth and Michael Bellar, who had never before played with the group. Both Chris and Keith have extensive backgrounds in jazz and have recorded internationally. They open with a musical jam — free-form as well as riffs on standards like “Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone,” and spend the rest of the session accompanying every performer. They always seem to find a way to work it out, whether it’s poetry or song, hip hop, rap, or some sort of hybrid. After everyone has settled in, the affable host, Wise Guy, takes the reins and is eventually joined by his cohort Gaston. They are MC’s, poets, musicians, producers, and videographers and are both entertaining and welcoming to the audience. Wise Guy does the inevitable geographical roll call, and there is one hand raised from the Lower East Side. Mine. Since it’s a mid-summer, many of the audience members and participants hail from all over the world, including Australia and South Africa. The level of performance is exceptional, ranging from polished artists to first-timers, all of whom had waited on line to pay their $10 and sign up. The crowd is racially diverse, young, and supportive of one another. As I watch the trio make magic, tuning into and enhancing each poem or song, I start to wonder how, as an older white woman, I would be received if I came back and got on the open mic. It would make for a more interesting article, I tell myself, knowing I’m half lying and that part of my agenda is getting a chance to try out a piece with these kick-ass musicians. “All That!” takes place on the first Wednesday of each month, and in September I return, solo. This time, the attendees are more local to the boroughs and surrounding areas. It’s not quite as crowded, and it’s a bit less racially diverse. Di tells me she wants to give me a shout-out and I caution her not to — anonymity is key to my social experiment. I sign the open mic list and sit by myself in the first row, watching a series of talented young people bravely take the stage. Most of them are novices and all of them bring it. One girl had just written her song hours before and holds several scraps of paper. For the most part, everyone is off the page. Some give the musicians a little direction and others just flow with it. A young man from New

Spoken word on the open mic, at Nuyorican Poets Cafe.

Jersey requests an a cappella performance and is firmly discouraged. One of the few rules is that everyone plays with the band. Another is that you write down what kind of performance you are delivering. Poetry and song are both accepted. I’ve performed hundreds, maybe thousands, of times, with and without bands, and I feel more nervous than I can recall feeling in a very long time. Out of my comfort zone. Alone. It’s that heart pounding, dry-

mouthed anxiety known as stage fright, and as my name is called I tell myself that it doesn’t matter if I forget the words since nobody knows my work anyway. I tell the musicians that I will trust them to follow along, inform the audience that I have a question for them, and recite my first line: “Do you believe in grace and madness?” Chris, the drummer, answers with a beat. We all laugh, and we are off. The band is with me, the audience is with me,

and I receive fist pounds and hugs for the rest of the evening. I feel as good about this three-minute poem as I do after a one hour set, and I leave happy, less for myself than for the shared experience and the hope it brings for the future. I decide to ask someone who attended “All That!” in the early days how it was — and who better to consult than my daughter, the aforementioned Juliet, who lives and breathes hip hop. “What was so special about both “All That!” and “Words,” ” she tells me, “is that poetry, for the first time, was acknowledged as the bare bones of both rap and hip hop, and Rocky provided a place for poets who loved those genres. I used to see people like Lemon Andersen, muMs, and Mariposa waiting on line to get on an open mic. Hip hop stars like Common and Talib Kweli would just drop in, and this was before it blew up into Def Poets on HBO and Broadway. It was a place for the talent that might go unnoticed to emerge.” And this continues to be the mission of the Rocky Presents team — giving a home to emerging artists of all ages, uniting the genres, and providing new cultural experiences to both novices and established performers. When I first stumbled into the Nuyorican, there were no lines, no admission, a different cast of characters. Many of the originals are gone, and so is much of the chaos that accompanies a brand new experience. But every experience is new to someone. Things change and remain the same, thanks to the poetry Gods watching over us all. Visit Rockypresents.com to sign up for the mailing list and keep up with events. “All That!” takes place the first Wednesday of each month, “Words” on the third Saturday. Both events are at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe (236 E. Third St., btw. Aves. B & C). To access the calendar and find other events, visit nuyorican.org. Puma Perl and Friends will perform at Otto’s Shrunken Head (538 E. 14th St., btw. Aves. A & B) at 11 p.m. on Sun., Nov. 9, as part of the Nine Days of Wood Birthday Celebration. They will also perform at 10 p.m. on Sat., Nov. 15, as part of the 7 p.m. AHPresents! event at Sidewalk Cafe (95 Ave. A, at Sixth St.), in honor of photographer Alan Rand, and at the joint birthday celebration of Deborah Gentit Verno and Harold C. Black at The Delancey Lounge (168 Delancey St., at Clinton St.) on Tues., Nov. 18, time TBA. Visit pumaperl.blogspot.com. TheVillager.com


Buhmann on Art

(stephaniebuhmann.com)

RIDLEY HOWARD: CITY WAVES

At first glance, Ridley Howard’s stunning paintings can be described as a witty mash-up of abstraction and figuration. Here, figures are embedded and framed by fields of abstract shapes and solid color. The scope of this particular body of work is extensive, addressing classical figuration, futurism and Bauhaus-inspired abstraction. His paintings are characterized by a slick (and yet creamy) finish that displays a sense of cool restraint. Nevertheless, compared to the pop-art depictions of figurative scenes by Tom Wesselmann, Howard does not deny a personal engagement with his subject matter. His depictions of people, architectural spaces and landscapes might be simplified — but they are also infused with a sense of warmth, compassion and humor. These works might incorporate elements from vastly different genres,

TheVillager.com

Ridley Howard: “Grand Avenue Kiss” (2014). Oil on linen | 50 x 40 in (127 x 101.6 cm).

PHOTO: JEFFREY STURGES, NEW YORK (COURTESY THE ARTIST AND KOENIG & CLINTON, NEW YORK)

BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN

PHOTO: JEFFREY STURGES, NEW YORK (COURTESY THE ARTIST AND KOENIG & CLINTON, NEW YORK)

PHOTO: JEFFREY STURGES, NEW YORK (COURTESY THE ARTIST AND KOENIG & CLINTON, NEW YORK)

Ridley Howard: “Rockaway” (2014). Oil on linen | 55 x 45 in (139.7 x 114.3 cm).

Ridley Howard: “Rooftops” (2014). Oil on linen | 30 x 36 in (76.2 x 91.4 cm).

such as pop art, high renaissance, neo-classicism and abstraction, but they are also very much rooted in our time. Toying with the conundrum of monumentality versus stillness, Howard experiments with how the elemental forces of painting, color, shape and design align to make up an image rich in emotional resonance. By pushing his work to a larger scale, he now offers us more room to contemplate his unique perception. Through Dec. 13, at Koenig & Clinton (459 W. 19th St., at 10th Ave.). Hours: Tues.–Sat., 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Call 212-3349255 or visit koenigandclinton.com.

October 30, 2014

19


Irish Rep moves out, in the service of staying put Union Square’s DR2 is temporary home to a Chelsea treasure

COURTESY OF THE IRISH REPERTORY THEATRE

A rendering of the 22nd St. facility, currently under construction.

BY SCOTT STIFFLER

20

October 30, 2014

PHOTO BY JAMES HIGGINS

The Irish Repertory Theatre is putting down roots by pulling up stakes. Faced with a scenario familiar to mom and pop shops — being priced out of the neighborhood it played a part in rehabilitating — the nonprofit arts organization launched a multi-million dollar campaign to purchase and significantly upgrade the Chelsea facility it’s been renting since 1994. Having broken ground in September, IRT is in the early stages of hammering its beloved West 22nd Street theater to smithereens — while just 10 blocks away, in Union Square, the first production of its 2014-2015 season is underway at the DR2 Theatre. Eighteen months from now, upon their return to Chelsea’s 1911-built Stanwick Building, IRT will have realized its goal of establishing a permanent home immune to rent increases or lease negotiations. “We take full responsibility for the up-and-coming neighborhood that happened,” quipped Producing Director and co-founder Ciarán O’Reilly while discussing the area’s tremendous upswing in residential and commercial viability over the past two decades. Although said in good humor, there’s also hard-

Irish Rep co-founders Charlotte Moore and Ciarán O’Reilly administer a little tough love to the wall of their W. 22nd St. theater.

earned pride in his tone as O’Reilly recalls IRT’s first year on the Sixth to Seventh Ave. portion of W. 22nd St. “We were the pioneers,” he says, noting that in 1994, “there was a strip club down the street called the Harmony [Burlesque] Theatre. It was quite the dingy block. When we moved in, our theater had been a chemical warehouse with a shop front that sold industrial chemicals. There were photography, rehearsal and recording studios. It was very much a working building.” The affable family who ran that chemical business also owned The Stanwick, and they offered what

O’Reilly describes as a “very nice 12-year lease.” After months spent transforming the space into a 137seat theater, they had a show up and running by September of 1995 (Geraldine Aron’s “Same Old Moon”). This gave IRT its first stable home, after a half-decade spent roaming from the 18th Street Playhouse to Tada! Theater to the Actors Playhouse and The Public Theater. Over the course of its tenure in Chelsea, IRT’s 150+ productions of Irish and Irish-American classic and contemporary work have received dozens of Drama Desk, Obie, Lucille Lortel and Outer Crit-

ics Circle nominations and awards for both creative and technical achievement. Irish American included co-founder Charlotte Moore on its “50 Most Influential Women” list, and the Wall Street Journal gave her its 2011 “Director of the Year” award. Today, the theater can claim annual attendance of over 45,000 and a rightful place as one of the city’s most prolific Off-Broadway theater companies. Apart from making an impressive showing in the program you’re given at its current production (the immensely enjoyable “Port Authority”), IRT’s accumulated accolades proved useful when the building was sold — for condo conversion — to Time Equities Inc. in 2003/2004. The attention it received over the years, and the friends it made along the way, proved essential to the company’s long-term survival. “We got the opportunity to purchase our two floors,” says O’Reilly. “It was a question of either buying, or losing the space when our lease expired. We had a 12-year that would have brought us up to 2007. After that, it would probably have been the end of us, or at least the end of our time in Chelsea.” So they began a $13 million “Campaign For a Permanent Home” that’s been well-received by IRT members and was given early, crucial momentum from Assemblymember Richard Gottfried, then-City Council speaker (and local district rep) Christine Quinn, and current Comptroller (then-Manhattan Borough President) Scott Stringer. State Senator Brad Hoylman, City Councilmember Corey Johnson and the de Blasio administration have also given support — and those who’ve donated $1 million or more include the City of New York and Frances Greenburger (of Time Equities Inc.). All of this has put a very respectable amount of red mercury in the goal thermometer chart, but O’Reilly says the capital campaign “is most certainly not done. We need to raise three million more for the mortgage and the cost of renovation. Six million is being covered by the city and administered through the Department of Design and Construction. They’re the ones doing the actual construction.” Add in the costs of producing nearly two seasons at the IRISH, continued on p. 21 TheVillager.com


Irish Rep’s Union Square move cements Chelsea presence

IRISH, continued from p. 20

DR2 as well as the rental of temporary office space, and a fully funded campaign allows for “a little cushion, but not a substantial one. We’re not trying to expand hugely like so many organizations who get the opportunity to do that, then don’t have the funds to continue. We intend to operate pretty much as we have for the past 20 years, just in a more comfortable, greener facility.” When the dust settles, IRT’s façade, lobby, theater and upstairs spaces will have undergone significant upgrades. In addition to more creature comforts (two new second floor bathrooms), the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage space will get state-of-the-art sound and lighting. Construction of a balcony will compensate for the loss of its side space (long a bone of contention for its partially blocked views), and bump capacity up to 150. “We’re removing some of the walls to make it look more spacious,” says O’Reilly of the old, decidedly cozy (but not

quite claustrophobic) theater. On the second floor, the front offices will be replaced with a rehearsal hall allowing passersby a literal and figurative window into the creative process. A new HVAC system and LED stage lighting using 50 percent less power than the old machinery will earn the revamped facility a Silver LEED [Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design] rating. In the meantime, a visit to IRT’s temporary home at the DR2 Theatre makes for a bit of déjà vu to those familiar with the old 22nd St. space. “It’s similar,” says O’Reilly, “in that it has all the intimacy of the Irish Rep. We’ve redone the lobby [with production posters] to reflect our past work, and we had images of our [22nd St. lobby] stained glass made and put in the windows.” Close to home if not a precise replica, DR2 has another advantage, says O’Reilly, who notes that “Most of the theaters in New York, like the Atlantic or the Signature, they have their own seasons to put together, so availability comes in bits and pieces. But we wanted to do a full season, so if a show warranted an extension,

PHOTO BY CAROL ROSEGG

PHOTO BY SCOTT STIFFLER

Union Square’s DR2 Theatre is just 10 blocks away from the Irish Repertory Theatre’s once and future home.

L to R: James Russell, Peter Maloney and Billy Carter play men coping with unrealized ambitions, in “Port Authority.”

we could do that.” IRT recently launched its 27th season, with the O’Reilly-directed “Port Authority.” On the DR2 boards through Nov. 16, Conor McPherson’s trio of monologues briskly shifts back and forth between the reflections of a young, middle-aged, and old man — all of whom are still living with the consequences of unrealized romantic and career ambitions. Sharply acted and simply staged, this revival marks a return by playwright McPherson, whose supernatural-infused “The Weir” was exceptionally well-received by audiences and critics during its 2013 IRT run. More details on the 2014-2015 season will follow — but for now, the DR2 is already booked for the New York premiere of “A Christmas Memory” (Nov. 25–Jan. 4). Based on the short story by Truman Capote, it’s the latest effort to make IRT a family-friendly holiday destination (past shows include a live radio play version of “It’s a Wonderful Life” and the Dylan Thomas favorite, “A Child’s Christmas in Wales”). Shortly after “Memory” closes, Hugh

Leonard’s “Da” begins its Jan. 14– March 8 run. Set in 1960s Dublin, it concerns the flood of memories unleashed by a father whose stubborn ghost refuses to leave the house that his son is cleaning out. As for his own Irish abode in upheaval, O’Reilly is looking forward to the day when a better and stronger IRT is ready for its open-ended run on W. 22nd St. “It’s wonderful to be able to stay in Chelsea,” he says, “because so many people flock here for the arts. But like so many things in New York, the reason they come here gets priced out, and what you’re left with is a bunch of fancy homes and condos for incredible prices. It’s fantastic that we’re managing to stay here, and live within the place that we built.” “Port Authority” plays through Nov. 16. Tues./Thurs. at 7 p.m., Fri. at 8 p.m., Wed./Sat. at 3 & 8 p.m. and Sun. at 3 p.m. At the DR2 Theatre (103 E. 15th St. in Union Square). For tickets ($70), call 212-727-2737 or visit irishrep.org.

Katz Moving has a stellar reputation for excellence in the moving industry.

Check out our 5 Star

Customer Reviews

Please mention “Community Media” when placing your move. Katz Moving will donate 5% of your move to The Ali Forney Center

855.692.5289

katzmoving.com

47-47 Austell Pl., Long Island City, NY 11101 • NYSDOT #T-38598 • USDOT #2280679 Terms and conditions apply, can't be applied with any other offer, offer expires on 3/31/2015. Must mention "community media" when calling.

TheVillager.com

October 30, 2014

21


NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF FIBER TECHNOLOGIES SOLUTIONS, LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 10/14/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 11770 U.S. Hwy. 1, #101, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33408. LLC formed in DE on 9/18/14. 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. 10/30 - 12/04/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF UNITED ENTERTAINMENT GROUP HOLDINGS, LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 10/10/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 200 E. Randolph St., Ste. 6300, Chicago, IL 60601. LLC formed in DE on 8/27/14. 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: 10/30 - 12/04/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF GOLDENTREE STRUCTURED PRODUCTS OPPORTUNITIES FUND 2013, LP Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 10/8/13. Office location: NY County. LP formed in DE on 10/4/13. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to the principal business addr.: 300 Park Ave., 20th Fl., NY, NY 10022. DE addr. of LP: c/o National Corporate Research, Ltd., 615 S. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901. Name/addr. of genl. ptr. available from NY Sec. of State. Cert. of LP filed with DE Sec. of State, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. 10/30 - 12/04/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF SPIELMAN ADVISORY SERVICES LLC Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 08/15/14. 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: SPIELMAN ADVISORY SERVICES LLC, 210 WEST 101 STREET, APT 15J, New York, NY 10025. Purpose: To engage in any lawful act or activity. Vil: 10/30 -12/04/2014

22

NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF BRE 1740 BROADWAY LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/17/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 10/15/14. Princ. office of LLC: 345 Park Ave., NY, NY 10154. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co., 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 Plaza, Ste. 1, Dover, DE 19091. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 10/30 - 12/04/2014

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF JULY 27TH LLC Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 8/2/2013. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 812 Broadway, 2nd Fl., NY, NY 10003. 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. Term: until 8/1/2063. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Vil: 10/30 - 12/04/2014

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF 174 WEST 76TH STREET UNIT 3H, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/23/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Alberto Lugo, 173 Bridge Plaza North, Fort Lee, NJ 07024. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 10/30 - 12/04/2014

NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF 150 PENTHOUSE NORTH LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/22/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 10/16/14. 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., Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 10/30 - 12/04/2014

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF MAXIM AG HOLDINGS LLC Articles of Organization filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/1/2014. Office location: NASSAU County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1 Woodbury Way, Syosset, NY 11791. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 10/30 - 12/04/2014

October 30, 2014

NOTICE OF FORMATION of OBIZ HOLDINGS LLC Articles of Organization filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/1/2014. Office location: NASSAU County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 25 Lorraine St, Syosset, NY 11791. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 10/30 - 12/04/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF QI ZHOU REALTY LLC Articles of Organization filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/1/2014. Office location: QUEENS County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 66-20 52 Rd, Maspeth, NY 11378 Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 10/30 -12/04/2014 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 HOUSE OF TERRANCE, LLC a domestic LLC filed with the SSNY on 8/22/14. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC, 560 White Plains Rd., Tarrytown, NY 10591. General Purposes. Vil: 10/30 - 12/04/2014 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 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

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 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

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 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 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 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

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 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 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 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 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 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 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

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

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

TheVillager.com


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 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 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 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

TheVillager.com

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 OO CONCEPT ARCHITECTURE PLLC Arts of Org filed with Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/4/14. 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:1775 York Ave, #26E, NY NY 10128. Purpose: any lawful act. Vil: 10/09 -11/13/2014 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that license #1281984 has been applied by the undersigned to sell liquor at retail in a restaurant under the alcoholic beverage control law at 213 Front Street, New York, NY 10038 for on-premises consumption. JMFF LLC d/b/a DORLAN’S TAVERN Vil: 10/30 - 11/06/2014 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That a license, #1280926 has been applied for by the undersigned to sell beer and/or wine at retail in Red and Gold Boil, Inc. d/b/a Red and Gold Crab Shack under the Alcohol Beverage Control Law at 30 St. Marks Place, New York, NY 10003 for on-premises consumption. ABC, Inc. Vil: 10/23 - 10/30/2014 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that license #1281714 has been applied by the undersigned to sell liquor at retail in a restaurant under the alcoholic beverage control law at 975 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10022 for on-premises consumption. JAMESON’S BAR AND RESTAURANT Vil: 10/23 - 10/30/2014

NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF TICO INVESTMENT VEHICLE V, LP Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 9/10/14. Office location: NY County. LP formed in DE on 8/19/14. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 590 Madison Ave., 35th Fl., NY, NY 10022, principal business address. DE address of LP: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Name/address of genl. ptr. available from NY Sec. of State. Cert. of LP filed with DE Sec. of State, P.O. Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Vil: 09/25 - 10/30/2014

October 30, 2014

23


Storm-surge berm could start taking shape by ’17 L.E.S., continued from p. 1

mentable proposals that promote resilience in the Sandy-affected region,” according to its Web site. Superstorm Sandy was the second-most expensive natural disaster in the country’s history, according to the Web site. One of the 10 competing design teams was BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group), a design and architecture firm with offices in Denmark, New York City and China. (The BIG team also worked with partners.) The team proposed the Big U, a series of protective measures, such as berms, that was envisioned stretching from W. 57th St. south down to the Battery and then around and up to E. 42nd St., creating a “U” around Manhattan’s southern half. The BIG team divided Lower Manhattan, which was devastated by Sandy, into what they termed “compartments.” The first compartment, C1, runs from E. 23rd St. to Montgomery St. The second compartment, C2, stretches from Montgomery St. to the Brooklyn Bridge. The third, C3, extends from the Brooklyn Bridge to the Battery. HUD awarded $335 million for the project’s C1, the first compartment, out of $930 million total for the winning proposals. In deciding which section to fund, HUD worked with the BIG team and decided on the stretch from Montgomery to E. 23rd St., said Holly M. Leicht, HUD’s regional administrator for New York and New Jersey. Part of that analysis included how the area would be affected by a tidal surge, the area’s vulnerability and the fact that it was a low-income neighborhood with public housing, she said. HUD worked with the teams so that each phase of a proposal would be designed as a stand-alone project, Leicht said. “It wasn’t realistic to fund all the phases for all the projects,” she said. “But we wanted to ensure that we got the ball rolling for as many of the deserving projects as possible.” Leicht said that the Big U’s next two sections would not by funded by HUD. She explained that there is some funding available from the National Disaster Resilience Competition, which is somewhat similar to Rebuild by Design, but that it’s for all areas affected by disasters between 2011 and 2013. For the BIG team, the focus on the first compartment was that it protected “a deep floodplain next to the F.D.R. Drive, which separates it from East River Park. The park, now badly connected to the community, has room for a protective berm,” according to a BIG spokesperson. “There’s about 620 acres being protected there, about 130,000 people — 86,000 of whom are low-income, elderly or disabled,” the spokesperson said. “So, in terms of risk, both in the future and also as was demonstrated during Sandy, it made a lot of sense as a place to start.” The team did a cost estimate for the three compartments. Each could cost between $300 million and $500 million, with a total of about $1.2 billion for all three, which would protect four and half miles of coastline from the Battery to E. 23rd St., according to the BIG spokesperson. If completed, the entire project would cover 10 miles of Manhattan coastline. There is no estimate of what the total project would cost, the BIG spokesperson said. Aixa Torres, tenant association president for the Alfred E. Smith Houses, which will not be included in the Montgomery to E. 23rd. St. stretch, participated in several community workshops and

24

October 30, 2014

The Big U plan calls for creating a storm surge-blocking berm next to East River Park. New bridges would ensure continued access to the park.

meetings about the Big U. “I’m not happy,” Torres said last week. “The hardest-hit are the ones that will be the least protected. What happens to the rest of us?” During Sandy, the Smith Houses did not have power or water and experienced flooding. The Montgomery boundary does include the Vladeck Houses, and Nancy Ortiz, president of Vladeck’s resident association, is happy about that. But she’s upset that other public housing, such as LaGuardia, Knickerbocker, Rutgers and the Smith Houses, are not covered. “It’s very disheartening that other areas that should have been included were not,” said Ortiz, who also participated in community Big U meetings and workshops. “We were under the impression it was going to cover past the Smith Houses.” “It was not clear to us that it was strictly going to be the compartment from Montgomery to 23rd,” said Damaris Reyes, executive director of the Good Old Lower East Side at an Oct. 21 meeting of the Community Board 3 Parks, Recreation, Cultural Affairs, Landmarks and Waterfront Committee. “The community, I think, was under the impression that the compartments were smaller...and that it could be any sort of combinations of stretches of land.” She and her organization, GOLES, worked hard to connect with residents to attend Rebuild by Design meetings and workshops. Reyes said her entire staff dropped everything to focus on it. “We’re not in a position to do that again in the future,” she said. Daniel Zarrilli, director of the Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency, gave a presentation about the Big U at the C.B. 3 committee meeting. “We want to make sure we’re directing limited dollars toward the areas of the highest risks,” he said. “The Lower East Side comes up as very high in that analysis.” There are a large number of people who live in the floodplain, explained Zarrilli, and that — coupled with a density of critical infrastructure of public housing — has made it a high priority for flood protection. As of now, the Big U concept for this section includes a series of berms, along with bridges that would keep most of the East River Park open to the community. “In many ways, we are at step one on this proj-

ect,” he explained. “We have a lot of work to do. There are a lot of decisions to be made.” The city has assembled a large team to facilitate the project, which will include the Department of Design and Construction, the Parks Department and the Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency. “HUD awarded the money, $335 million,” Zarrilli said. “What they don’t do is show up with a sack of money and say, ‘Have fun, go build stuff.’ ” There is a bit of bureaucratic process, said Zarrilli. HUD had just released recently what it calls “The Notice.” The city now has to write an action plan that details how it will spend the money, which will go out for public review and comment. There will be public hearings, the city will solicit public comment via its Web site, people can call 311 or write letters. Once the final plan is submitted to HUD, the federal agency has 60 days to approve it. This process may be completed by next March. Currently, there are surveyors walking up and down the East River Park to gather baseline conditions. The city will also put out an R.F.P. (request for proposals) for preliminary design consultants and community engagement services. “We have a very aggressive goal. We want to see groundbreaking in 2017,” Zarrilli said. He also fielded questions about why other areas, such as Two Bridges, would not be covered by the Montgomery section. “We’re certainly aware of the risks in Two Bridges as well further down to Lower Manhattan,” he said, but added that there aren’t funds yet for construction there. “Honestly, it may end up being very difficult to make $335 million work simply within the boundaries that we’re talking about it,” he admitted. “It’s important to recognize — it sounds like a lot of money until you get into a big multilayered construction project.” In an e-mailed statement, Councilmember Margaret Chin was optimistic about where the project stands now and the potential to achieve the whole vision. “I believe this project will become an important part of our long-term approach to waterfront resiliency,” she said, “and I will certainly continue to advocate for the Big U to become fully funded, so it can eventually help to protect all of our Lower Manhattan neighborhoods from future storms.” TheVillager.com


Waggers show their swagger in Tompkins Square Park parade Saturday’s 24th Annual Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade was another hair-raising experience in costumed canine fun.

PHOTOS BY MILO HESS

TheVillager.com

October 30, 2014

25


26

October 30, 2014

TheVillager.com


Travel team players are blazing their own path SPORTS BY JOHN ECONOMOU

O

TheVillager.com

PHOTOS BY JACK KLEINMAN

n a sunny and crisp early Saturday morning, a travel team made up of 10- and 11-year-olds from the Greenwich Village Little League laced up their cleats to play baseball. The feeling of the coming winter in the air and the scent of morning dew on the grass and the dirt field unmistakably let you know that this is October baseball. As the players shake the sleep off and you start to hear the chatter and laughter on the field during warmups, you just know that it’s going to be a fun day. After five weekends of good doubleheader baseball in the Westchester Baseball Association, the Villagers have a record of 9 wins and 1 loss to show for their efforts. Our team is lucky to be coached by Rob Goergen, a G.V.L.L. newcomer manager. With the help of an experienced group of coaches — John Economou, Clay Benchley, Josh Levine and Harold Meltzer — the goal has been to instill the fundamentals of baseball into this terrific squad of ballplayers while never forgetting to keep the atmosphere positive and fun. With so much emphasis in baseball put on slugging percentages and power hitting these days, it has been refreshing to see that the art of playing true baseball has not been lost on this team. All you need to do is watch any of the Villagers’ games on any given Saturday to see that “small ball” is not only alive and well but effective and fun to watch and play. Fundamental baseball is at the core of G.V.L.L.’s philosophy and is what we try to pass along. These boys have been having a blast playing that way, and the results so far speak for themselves. Defensively, this team has learned where to position themselves, where to throw the ball depending on the scenario, and sometimes when to hold onto the ball and not throw it away. Of course, staying in front of the ball and keeping your glove down is paramount. We’ve seen our players execute perfect rundowns, incredible backhanded fielding plays, double plays and razor-sharp throw-outs.  Of course, it doesn’t hurt when all the players on the team know how to play multiple positions really well, including the pitcher and catcher. As their coach, I can’t tell you how proud and happy I am when I hear these boys shouting, “Cut two!” or “Cut three!” or “Two outs, play is to first!” Offensively, our players have exercised patience at the plate but have

The Villagers play intense baseball, but also keep it fun.

Nathan Economou, the Villagers’ second baseman, ripping a hit.

been aggressive when they should be. They hit with the purpose of getting on base and then advancing runners into scoring position. There is no emphasis on hitting home runs or slugging the ball. In fact, RBI’s and sacrifice RBI’s are commonplace. Not that any one of our players can’t hit the ball far. It’s just that the emphasis is not to slug away but to play baseball, “real baseball.” Once they get on base, watch out, because our base running has been inspiring and effective. These players

have learned when to steal to avoid being the victims of a double play and when to tag up on a fly ball. If that weren’t enough, these kids’ hearts and spirits are second to none. We’ve come back from behind in several games, even when you would think it wasn’t possible. This group just never gives up. They play with a level of intensity you expect to see from a competitive team, but never at the sacrifice of having fun. To hear them cracking jokes to each other and lifting each other up simply

puts a smile on your face. As we head into the last weekend of regular play before the playoffs, the boys are not sure what to expect. However, two things are for certain: “Real baseball” will be played and fun will be had. Go Villagers! Economou is a former president of G.V.L.L. (2012-14), a longtime league board member and coach, and is currently the head coach of the Villagers 10-11U travel team October 30, 2014

27


Planned Service Changes

Mon to Fri 10PM to 5AM Nov 3 – 7 No E between Roosevelt Av and World Trade Center. No F between Roosevelt Av and 21 St-Queensbridge. M and R services end early each night. Travel Alternatives: • Take the 7 between Manhattan and 74 St/Roosevelt Av or Queensboro Plaza. • Take the N between Manhattan and Queensboro Plaza. • In Manhattan, transfer at 5 Av/42 St-Bryant Pk 7F, Times Sq-42 St/42 St-Port Authority 7A, and 34 St-Herald Sq FN. • In Manhattan along 8th Avenue, take the A local instead of the E. • Free shuttle buses run LOCAL between Queensboro Plaza and 74 St/Roosevelt Av making station stops at Queens Plaza, 36 St, Steinway St, 46 St, Northern Blvd, and 65 St. • In Queens, transfer between shuttle buses and trains at 74 St/Roosevelt Av 7EF or Queensboro Plaza 7N.

Stay Informed Call 511 and say “Current Service Status,” look for informational posters in stations, or visit mta.info — where you can access the latest Planned Service Changes information, use TripPlanner+, and sign up for free email and text alerts.

2014 Metropolitan Transportation Authority 28

October 30, 2014

TheVillager.com

OCT. 30, 2014 THE VILLAGER  

OCT. 30, 2014 THE VILLAGER

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you