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Mutant Tammany turtle? Plan to add tortoise-shell dome atop historic H.Q. BY ALBERT AMATEAU
ote early and vote often” was the cynical catchword of the corrupt Tammany Hall of yore. The Landmarks Committee of Community Board 5 needed to vote just once on Tuesday, election night, to unanimously reject a pro-
posal to add a dome to the roof of the former Tammany Hall building designated as a city landmark only last year. The proposed dome, designed to evoke a turtle shell, is part of a gut renovation and facade restoration, planned by BKSK ArchiTAMMANY, continued on p. 26
BY TEQUILA MINSKY
went to my first rock concert there. I was 11 years old,” said Neva Wartel, on hearing that a historic marker would be placed at the site of the Fillmore East. “I saw Jimi Hendrix, whose Band of Gypsies album was recorded
live that night.” Neva is now an ethnomusicologist and DJ. Wartell was not the only one with fond memories of the short but very sweet life of the East Village rock venue, on Second Ave. near E. Sixth St., created by rock promoter Bill Graham, for FILLMORE, continued on p. 8
PHOTO BY MILO HESS
Fillmore East memories rock on with new historic plaque on Second Ave.
A giant-puppet carrier had his game face and his skeleton on before the start of the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade. See page 6 for more photos.
Glick romps in re-election with 80 percent of the vote BY LINCOLN ANDERSON
nfortunately for them, it wasn’t a “ Te a c h o u t - a b l e ” moment for Howie Hawkins and Alexander Meadows on Tuesday, as the long-shot candidates failed to replicate Zephyr Teachout-like results in their third-party challenges to incumbents Andrew Cuomo and Deborah Glick. In fact — not surprisingly — they both lost badly. To use a football analogy... well, it was like Glick was
the Super Bowl Seahawks and Meadows was a junior varsity team. Glick, the 24-year Democratic representative for the 66th Assembly District, coasted to re-election with 79.7 percent of the vote. Meadows, who entered the field late and ran on his own Progressive Party line, only netted 7.4 percent of the vote. He was even beaten by the Republican candidate, Nekeshia Woods, who garnered 12.8 percent of ballots cast.
Breaking it down into the raw numbers, Glick captured 16,141 votes, to Woods’s 2,598 and Meadows’s 1,503. The 66th District includes the West Village, Hudson Square, Tribeca, Soho, Noho, the East Village west of First Ave. and a small part of Union Square. Meadows had sought to capitalize on concern over the Hudson River Park development-rights transfer ELECTION, continued on p. 17
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DOG RUN P.B. PANIC: Fears were raised at the Leroy St. Dog Run after a dog owner last Thursday morning reported to a Park Enforcement Police officer in Hudson River Park that he saw “several large dabs of peanut butter slathered on the legs of many of the bench legs at the run.” The PEP went with Michael Adams, owner of Pym, and promptly checked out the situation, and they found a total of four of the peculiar P.B. patches. Dog run leader Stephen DiMenna was soon on the scene and helped them remove all traces of the suspect Skippy. Kemraj Mangroo, the park’s assistant director of maintenance, then re-inspected the run with DiMenna, and assured that he would have his crew promptly do a thorough cleaning of the run. The run was deemed “safe for dogs” once again. DiMenna took a sample of the suspicious spread to Dr. Sane at Greenwich Village Animal Hospital, who sent it to a lab for testing. An e-mail “safety alert” was also blasted out to the run’s many users. “It was clear the dabs of peanut butter were deliberately placed on the benches,” DiMenna noted in the blast, adding, “This summer we received reports from two local vets in August of three cases of dog poisoning at the Washington Square dog run and piles of Milk-Bone treats were found in several locations in the Hudson River Park along the promenade.” In short, DiMenna wrote, if you see something, say something — meaning any “suspicious items,” food, etc., left in the dog run. Dispose of this dubious stuff and report it to the park police and follow up with him, he said. As for the iffy Jif found in the run, DiMenna said, unfortunately the sample proved too small to test, but that since last Thursday’s smear fears, there haven’t been any other dubious food sightings. The PEPs will be patrolling the run more regularly, he said. HOPES FOR BETTER BUSES: We here from state Senator Daniel Squadron’s office that his big summer town hall is paying dividends in an important area, in that the M.T.A. heard the cries for better bus service on the M5 and M21 lines. The transportation agency is looking into ways to address the problems that were raised at the town hall, such as, notably, bunching of buses. Specifically, NYC Transit is assessing the M21 to determine if the volume of ridership warrants increased service. The route runs every 15 minutes in the mornings compared to every 12 minutes
THROWS PENALTY FLAG: State Senator Brad Hoylman announced at Community Board 2’s recent full-board meeting that he thinks it’s about time to tackle a big issue. Namely, Hoylman said, the National Football League is a $10 billion business, but incredibly is designated a nonprofit, so is tax-exempt. “The N.F.L. commissioner makes $40 million a year,” the state senator noted incredulously. In short, he said, the league must pay up! Apparently, the league’s nonprofit status dates back from the A.F.L.N.F.L. merger and was done to avoid antitrust issues. But Major League Baseball has surrendered its tax-exempt status and the National Basketball Association never even had it. Under Hoylman’s proposal, the N.F.L. would pay a 7.1 percent base franchise tax. Assemblymember Deborah Glick — known for her passionate play-by-play tweeting about Sunday football games — will reportedly be a co-sponsor of Hoylman’s bill. If the league is taxed, it would mean hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue for New York, which, frankly, we think we are owed, given the Jets’ and Giants’ dismal seasons so far. READ ALL ABOUT IT! Astor Place newsstand booster Marty Tessler reports that Jerry Delakas will be paying off his fine to the city this month with his final $3,000 payment. Overturning a ruling by the Bloomberg administration, Mayor Bill de Blasio earlier this year allowed the longtime vendor to keep his newsstand. However, as part of the deal, the Department of Consumer Affairs made Delakas pay a $9,000 fine in several installments for having operated the kiosk without technically having a valid operating license to do so. BOWLED OVER: We hear from Andrew Berman, executive director of the Greenwich Village Society for Histioric Preservation, that several local elected officials recently met with Billy Macklowe about the developer ’s planned tower at the Bowlmor site on University Place, but unfortunately what they heard was not good. The pols at the project powwow included Councilmember Rosie Mendez and Assemblymember Deborah Glick. Basically, Berman reported, Macklowe intends to move ahead with his planned 300-foot-tall building, which will take the form of a short base with retail uses, topped by a very tall, narrow residential tower. “At approximately 308 feet in height, this will be one of the tallest — if not the tallest — buildings in the Village,” Berman said. “Apparently, Mr. Macklowe has told elected officials that the building will be limestone rather than glass or steel. This is extremely disappointing news, and sadly reflects the lack of landmark protections for much of the University Place corridor, and the current zoning, which allows towers of this size if a developer assembles a large enough site, as has been done in this case.” Demolition permits have already been filed. In response, G.V.S.H.P. recently met with local leaders and politicians to discuss formulating proposals for zoning changes and landmark designations that would help protect this corridor ’s character, preserve historic buildings and prevent outof-scale development. TheVillager.com
L.E.S. residents mutiny over Pier 42 kayak plan BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC
ier 42 plans presented at a recent Community Board 3 meeting roused anger from Lower East Side residents who want a pool and not a proposed area for kayaking. After Noriko Maeda of Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects gave her presentation of the trees, shrubs and plants that may populate the waterfront for the project’s phase one, residents expressed their unhappiness with a proposed kayak area. “We are a community that is tired of being disengaged, disenfranchised by everyone else and being ignored,” Nancy Ortiz, president of the Vladeck Houses Resident Association declared at C.B. 3’s Parks, Recreation, Cultural Affairs, Landmarks & Waterfront Committee on Oct. 21. “This is the first time we are seeing this,” she said. “Kayaking does not fit the demographics of our community.” Pier 42, between Gouverneur and Jackson Sts., received more than $10 million in funding from the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation in March 2012. Lawrence Mauro, the Parks Department’s program manager for Lower Manhattan projects, said there has been extensive
community outreach. “We’ve handled this progressively, step by step,” Mauro said. There have been several meetings with C.B. 3 for both direction and approval, he said. Ortiz said later in a phone interview that with all the projects — and meetings — going on in the Lower East Side, including about Pier 42, the “Big U,” and the general waterfront plan, it is hard to keep track. But one thing is clear: The community does not want a kayaking area. One of the reasons Parks wants a protected area for teaching kids to kayak, Mauro said, is to expose them to the water during educational programs. “They could learn about the river, learn about the ecology, learn about what’s in the river in a supervised way,” he said. C.B. 3 has already approved the Pier 42 master plan. Mauro said that the committee was only voting on phase one, which currently does not include any of the proposed amenities, such as a playground, concession stand, an area where residents could watch movies, roller-skating rink and the kayaking area. Phase one includes taking down most of the pier shed, lead and asbestos abatement, removing toxic soil and the pavement, painting and
planting trees and shrubs to make the area safe and green, Mauro said. The overall plan to build out the site would cost more than $90 million, he added. “I lived in Smith Houses for 38 years, I never saw anybody with a kayak,” said Anne Johnson, a C.B. 3 committee member, to loud clapping and an “Amen!” at the meeting. “I also remember that we absolutely said there had to be a pool — somehow.” Aixa Torres, president of the Smith
Houses Tenants Association, agreed with Johnson and said C.B. 3 should table the issue. “We want a pool. We need a pool,” Torres said. “This is what our community needs.” The committee passed a resolution approving the phase one plan. Later, in a phone interview on Oct. 25, Torres said that she would picket if there is kayaking. “We don’t want it,” she said. “We have the same right as someone in Tribeca.”
Hallelujah! Synagogue is landmarked
fter nearly 50 years in landmarking limbo, Tifereth Israel Town & Village Synagogue, at 334 E. 14th St., was designated an individual landmark on Oct. 28 by the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission. The historic house of worship was built in 1866 as the First German Baptist Church. In 1926, it became the Ukrainian Autocephalic Church of St. Volodymyr. In 1962, it became the Town & Village Synagogue. Shortly after New York’s landmarks law was adopted in 1965, the building was formally considered for designation, yet never received a vote. Howev-
er, for the next five decades, it remained officially “calendared” by L.P.C. Last year, the building was advertised for sale, prompting the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation and other preservation and East Village groups to lobby L.P.C. to vote on landmarking it. When Meenakshi Srinivasan was appointed the new Landmarks chairperson in July, G.V.S.H.P. urged her finally to move ahead with a vote on designating the building. “This venerable piece of our neighborhood’s history will finally receive the protection it deserves,” said Andrew Berman, G.V.S.H.P. executive director.
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Electeds rally to save senior day center BY LINCOLN ANDERSON AND TEQUILA MINSKY
eniors, politicians and community leaders gathered outside Our Lady of Pompeii Church on Monday to demand that the Greenwich House Senior Center not be evicted from the church’s basement. It was recently learned that Greenwich House, which operates the center, has been told by the church’s Father Walter Tonelotto to begin looking for alternative space to house the center once its lease expires in June 2015. The senior center, at 25 Carmine St., has its roots in the Golden Age Club, started in 1971 by the church’s pastor at the urging of late parishioner Lucy Cecere. The senior center provides 1,400 lunches monthly, as well as vital social, cultural and educational activities and access to health and social services, such as flu immunizations and legal services. On Monday, the politicians urged the church to continue negotiations with Greenwich House to allow the seniors to remain on Carmine St. “The eviction of the Greenwich House Senior Center from Our Lady of Pompeii’s basement in favor of renting it for film and TV productions is more than unfortunate,” said Borough President Gale Brewer. “This center is used by hundreds of seniors regularly, and to abandon their needs in favor of random film rentals seems like an aban-
donment of a parish mission.” Said state Senator Brad Hoylman, “For more than four decades, since it was started by members of this parish, the senior center at Our Lady of Pompeii Church has served the most vulnerable seniors in Greenwich Village. I’m confident that new lease terms can be negotiated that will enable both the church and the senior center to continue to thrive. We owe nothing less to the generations of Villagers who depend on this senior center every day and helped build our wonderful community.” Assemblymember Deborah Glick voiced the shock that many felt at the news. “To even consider for one moment that this location will be shut down is unfathomable,” she said. “For many seniors, the guarantee of a hot meal and good conversation is a vital part of their daily life. We will be looking for a solution that is of mutual benefit to the seniors who need this center, and the church.” Added Councilmember Corey Johnson, “The services offered here 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.” Councilmember Margaret Chin, chairperson of the City Council’s Committee on Aging, said senior centers, like this one, are a critical component of the quality of life of the urban elderly. “Neighborhood senior centers play such a deeply vital role in enabling
older New Yorkers to comfortably and securely age in place, and the Our Lady of Pompeii Senior Center is no different,” Chin said. “Thousands of seniors rely on this center for valuable social services and programs — and these are often the very men and women who pioneered the community and helped make it great. The Our Lady of Pompeii Senior Center must not be evicted, and the seniors who attend the center must not be denied the services they need.” Ironically, no seniors actually spoke at the rally until Jim Fouratt piped up and asked to say something. The Village activist said the father who founded the senior center must be “rolling over in his grave” about Tonelotto’s threat to boot the seniors in favor of higher-paying film crews. He called the current priest an “Italian import not sensitive to the community’s needs.” Other seniors told The Villager that the church’s basement is more than large enough to accommodate both the film crews and seniors. Novac Noury, the “Arrow Keyboard Man,” jazzed things up by playing the chorus of “New York, New York” on his portable keyboard between the speeches and getting everyone to sing along. Noury, who used to play his keyboard while boogieing on the floor at Studio 54, today leads the Village senior center’s musical entertainment. Alexander Meadows, who ran against Glick in Tuesday’s general election, also did not manage to get any speaking time amid the phalanx of elected officials. TheVillager.com
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PHOTOS BY MILO HESS (EYES, SPIDER, SPIRIT) AND TEQUILA MINSKY (WHOOPI, LOU, HORNS)
Parade was a ghastly good time The 41st Annual Greenwich Village Halloween Parade once again scared up a huge crowd and a ghoulishly fun spirit along Sixth Ave. last Friday evening. Whoopi Goldberg was this yearâ€™s grand marshal. A Day of the Dead float honored artist and entertainer greats lost over the past year, including Lou Reed, Maya Angelou, Robin Williams, Joan Rivers and Gabriel Garcia Marquez. A Haitian Gede contingent blew up a spellbinding storm on their horns. There was an outbreak of Ebola getups, plus the usual army of demons, devils, superheroes, giant puppets and assorted unearthly characters.
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Fillmore’s former home rocks new historic plaque FILLMORE, continued from p. 1
whom the street is co-named. The Fillmore East was the sibling to his Fillmore West in San Francisco. On a dreary drizzly autumn afternoon, denizens of the East Village and rock fans, most of them graying, joined the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation’s Andrew Berman to unveil a historical plaque at the site. The location’s ground floor now is an Apple Bank, which, along with Two Boots Pizza, co-sponsored the event. Berman recounted some history of the building. In the 1920s it was a Yiddish theater — one of many on the avenue; then, it became the Loew’s Commodore movie house; and then the Village Theater. From March 1968 through June 1971, the Fillmore East rocked the spot. It was followed in the ’80s by The Saint, a gay nightclub. “It was so powerful in its brief life, presenting defining and iconic music,” Berman said. “This was a cultural institution for the Lower East Side, New York and the world.” Among the many musical acts that performed there were The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Frank Zappa, the Chambers Brothers, Janis Joplin and John Lennon and Yoko Ono. A slew of hands flew up when Berman asked the crowd, “How many of you came here?” “I came here all the time and had a friend who was a friend of the ticket-taker. I never, ever paid,” said Bonnie Rosenstock, a longtime East
Villager. She ticked off Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Jethro Tull and Blood, Sweat and Tears as some of the acts she saw there. “I was there listening to The Who when an actual fire broke out,” Villager Jim Fouratt remembered. “The Who continued to play as they evacuated the auditorium row by row, starting from the back. This was all by design from the Fire Department and The Who, to prevent panic.” Connie Martin, Apple Bank’s marketing director, saw the Allman Brothers, Joe Cocker and Iron Butterfly at the Fillmore East. Joshua White of the Joshua Light Show was among the speakers at the Oct. 29 ceremony. His “liquid lightshows” — psychedelic colors projected on the walls — was a lighting backdrop for many of the acts. “The light show was as important as the music,” Berman said. Lee Erdman showed up at the event wearing an original T-shirt from the era. Its back read “1970” and the front, “Happy Fillmore New Year.” Back then, he had been an N.Y.U. student and was a special projects stagehand. “The light show was the background to every show,” he said. Lenny Kaye, guitarist of the Patti Smith Group wrapped up the streetside honors singing “Uncle John’s Band” by The Grateful Dead, with lyrics slightly modified for the occasion. Fiddler Leon Hartman, son of Two Boots’ Phil Hartman, accompanied him. Phil Hartman, of Two Boots Pizza, a co-sponsor of the plaque initiative, held the umbrella as Lenny Kaye performed “Uncle John’s Band” at the Fillmore East plaque unveiling.
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Joshua White, of Joshua Light Show fame, whose psychedelic “liquid lightshows” were an integral part of the Fillmore East concerts.
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The plaque, the latest installment in a program by the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation and the Two Boots Foundation. TheVillager.com
Pump up the pressure on Cuomo on fracking: Glick BY ALBERT AMATEAU
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n anti-fracking forum organized by Assemblymember Deborah Glick urged voters a week before Election Day to step up the pressure on Governor Cuomo to ban hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in New York State. Glick and the forum panel of Upstate opponents of the potentially dangerous drilling technique said the current moratorium, imposed seven years ago by the previous governor, David Paterson, could end at any time. The state Assembly has passed a bill that would make the moratorium permanent, but the Republican-dominated state Senate has defeated the measure, Glick told the Oct. 29 town hall meeting at The New School. Walter Hang, an environmental consultant based in Ithaca, N.Y., and Erin Heaton Meyer, an anti-fracking activist from Chenango County, joined Glick in urging voters to keep e-mailing and phoning Cuomo to ban fracking. Opponents and supporters of fracking both say Cuomo has been ducking the issue throughout his first term as governor. The fracking process involves drilling vertically into a shale formation about a mile beneath the surface, then drilling horizontally for thousands of feet and injecting, under high pressure, 5 million to 7 million gallons of water laced with various chemicals to fracture the shale to release trapped methane gas. The Marcellus Shale, which contains methane gas, underlies the state’s Southern Tier counties along the Pennsylvania border. Gas producers and landowners who lease their properties to drilling firms contend that fracking could be done safely. But opponents say the process imperils groundwater, threatens air quality and degrades the land surface. “We’ve been driving the governor crazy [with demonstrations and mes-
Fracking was a major issue for Downtown voters on Tuesday. The owner of this anti-fracking button, who was voting at P.S. 41, said she has been wearing it for two years.
sages] and we have to keep it up,” said Hang. “We are going to continue organizing and keeping the pressure up,” Glick promised. The fracking threat to the environment is bound to increase as the prospect of climate change increases, Glick told last week’s forum. “We’ve already passed a 100-year flood and a 300-year flood in the last few years,” she said. “The potential for more could turn well sites into disaster areas.” Hang hailed the state’s Court of Appeals ruling in June that local townships can ban fracking under local zoning laws. “It’s a hugely important decision,” Hang said. Furthermore, on Oct. 16 the Court of Appeals denied a motion to rehear the case. However, another critical time for the fracking issue could come soon. The governor’s office indicated earlier this year that a state Department of Health analysis of fracking’s health impact would be completed at the end of this year. A recommendation following the analysis would move forward the Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement on fracking regulations. Fracking opponents, however, say
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the health analysis, ordered by Cuomo last year, is no review at all. “It involves five-year-old data — there’s been a lot of development in five years — and is being done without any hearings,” Hang said. Former state Health Commissioner Nirav Shah said last year that the health analysis would be completed in 2013, but no announcement ever came. Then, in April of this year, Shah resigned as Health commissioner, and Cuomo has not replaced him. That leaves the matter in the hands of Acting Health Commissioner Howard Zucker. Because of the election and pending the appointment of a new Health commissioner, the results of the health analysis are not expected to be announced soon. While Cuomo has held off making a final decision on fracking, his administration in 2012 indicated that if and when the environmental impact statement is approved, the state would not allow fracking in the New York City and Syracuse watershed counties and in other drinking-water sources. However, drilling permits would be issued in the beginning for a three-year demonstration period for five counties in the heart of the state’s Marcellus area: Broome, Chenango, Chemung, Steuben and
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Westside Market goes East with new Third Ave. location BY HANA RASKIN
The Third Ave. Westside Market offers an avalanche of fresh produce.
he popular Westside Market grocery has opened its fifth Manhattan location and its very first on the East Side. The new 18,000-square-foot store sits on the corner of E. 12th St. and Third Ave. and provides the neighborhood with another one-stop food shopping option. And in true New York fashion it is open 24 hours, seven days a week. On a recent Thursday evening — one week after opening — the store was teeming with activity. Employees worked to keep shelves fully stocked and organized, while shoppers moved through well-thought-out aisles. Local residents Isabella Kapczynski and Andre Larnyoh were eyeing the produce. The two were toting Trader Joe’s bags and shared that while Westside Market is a little above their price range, they plan to go to the new market for “produce and fun things.“ “It’s my first time here,” said Larnyoh, “but I’m swayed by this place.” The first Westside Market was opened in 1977 at Broadway and 110th St. by husband and wife team
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Help pours in for a butcher who is a cut above BY ZACH WILLIAMS
the 1980s. This year’s World Cup and the upcoming 2016 Summer Olympics are just two examples of Brazil’s increasing international prominence. When he left, his home region in the Amazon had yet to achieve statehood, he noted. Though there is much too see once he arrives, Silva said specific plans for the Brazil trip will have to wait for now. “It all depends on my health,” he said. Friends describe Silva in both serious and jocular terms. His past exploits include a three-mile trek through a blizzard to deliver meat to a sick elderly woman. He also reportedly delivered a raw chicken to a co-worker’s musical performance as a joke. What you see is what you get with
Dionisio Silva at the Essex St. Market.
he said, and will have to be addressed before he can depart for Brazil to see a brother and daughter there. His native country has undergone great change since Silva emigrated in
Silva, according to Sharon Hoahing, an employee of Roni Sue’s Chocolate shop in the market. Silva rather enjoys coconut truffles, but not as conspicuously as Brazilian soccer, she
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ower East Side butcher Dionisio Silva has a big trip to look forward to once he exits the hospital. The Essex St. Market regular has received more than $5,000 in donations since Sept. 17 to fund his first trip in three decades to his native Brazil, as well as offset ongoing medical costs. More than 90 friends, colleagues and customers participated at www.gofundme.com/silva — through the same Web site that hosted a successful fundraising effort earlier this year for the East Village’s Dr. David Ores. Though they reached their stated goal online, the effort for Silva continues, according to Patrick Martins, owner of Heritage Foods U.S.A., which owns the shop at the market where Silva, 68, works. “We have raised thousands of dollars to date, but for his healthcare and travel to Brazil we still need to raise much more,” Martins said. Silva has worked in the market since 2001, first at Jeffrey’s Meat Mar-
ket. After that longtime business folded, he became the head butcher at Heritage Meat Shop — based in the same location — an offshoot of Brooklyn-based Heritage Foods U.S.A. Despite his medical problems, Silva said in a telephone interview from Bellevue Hospital that working at the market has been “awesome.” Community support keeps him thinking optimistically about his medical situation, he said. “They are my family and best friends,” he said of his workmates. “I cannot complain because they’ve always been there for me.” Silva has battled prostate cancer since 2001. Symptoms flared in recent months requiring him to lessen his presence at the market. Swelling in his legs has been particularly vexing,
added. Talking “futbol” evidentially is serious turkey for him, according to Hoahing, as indicated by the flags and jerseys Silva brings out in support of his native country’s team. “He listens if you talk about other teams, but you gotta be really careful ’cause you don’t want to push him too far,” she said. A “bombastic” energy accompanies Silva at work, said Emilie Frohlich, who has worked with him for about two years. Martins characterized him as a devoted employee who was a natural fit as Heritage Meat Market’s head butcher. “Silva is a fantastic butcher and an honest man,” he said. “He is old school in both his craft and in his personal style.” However, his traditional inclinations don’t necessarily extend to a conventional fashion sense, Martins noted. “Silva wears the most colorful tiger- and alligator- motif shirts ever made by the textile industry or the reptile industry,” he said.
The chamber and all that jazz
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At the Fifth Annual Village Jazz Alive Awards, honoree Ann Hampton Callaway, far left, was congratulated by Elizabeth Margaritis Butson, former publisher of The Villager. The event, held at Chelsea’s Metropolitan Room, was sponsored by the 200-member Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce, of which Butson is first chairperson. Butson, the driving force behind the event, presented Callaway with the Village Music Legends Award. “We honor jazz for its pioneering and bold spirit, its American character and its ability to grow, change and innovate,” Butson said. “Jazz is unique in the world of music, a blend of European, African and American music traditions, its style based on improvisation and innovation, call and response, freedom to interpret, to change and personalize. The Village has a long tradition of being a cradle for artistic expression and individualism. In this spirit and in support of jazz in the Village, the Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce is proud to have launched Village Jazz Alive.”
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POLICE BLOTTER fled the scene. The victim was transported to Bellevue Hospital where he was treated and released. Anyone with information is asked to call the Police Department’s Crime Stoppers Hotline, 800-577-TIPS. Tips can also be submitted by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Web site, www. nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting to 274637 (CRIMES), then entering TIP577.
Underage and enraged A photo of alleged stabbing suspect, taken from the video the victim made.
Candid crime camera Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect wanted for a stabbing in the East Village early on Sat., Nov. 1. At 1:30 a.m. that day, police said, the suspect got into a physical altercation with an unknown male in the rear of 141 E. 13th St. The victim, 41, started filming. The suspect then pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim in the torso. The suspect
Two rowdy bar patrons staged a comeback after being ejected from the Village Lantern in the early morning of Sat., Nov. 1. They returned to the bar, at 162 Bleecker St., only to be thrown out again at about 1:15 a.m. This time, though, police say that Mohmed Khatari, 19, threw a bottle of Maker’s Mark whiskey, which struck a woman, 25, in the head. Police who arrived at the scene also checked out Khatari’s accomplice, Winston Johnson, 20, and reportedly found a set of plastic knuckles in his possession. Both men — who were underage to drink in the place — face felony assault charges.
VIP mayhem A security guard at the VIP Room New York bar, at 409 W. 13th St., alerted police that he saw a man remove a cell phone from a patron early on Sat., Nov. 1. Police responded by about 2 a.m. and searched the suspect upon arrest, and found five more smart phones in his possession, one of which was later found legally to belong to the perpetrator. Police said they also found a stolen credit card on the man. All the victims were either seated or standing around Aly Charles, 38 at the time of the incident. They all recovered their phones, cumulatively valued at $3,700. Charles was charged with grand larceny. Separately, two days earlier, at about 2 a.m. on Thurs., Oct. 30, a man identifying himself as a New York Police Department officer attempted to enter VIP Room New York. He produced an ID card and detective shield, but a security guard told him that firearms are not allowed in the nightclub. The purported cop then placed the firearm in a vehicle. The security guard meanwhile alerted real police. Officers arrived and confirmed that Gerard Farinon was not an N.Y.P.D.
member, and that his credentials were forged. Farinon was charged with criminal impersonation of a police officer, a felony.
Hack attack Five women attacked a cab driver in the West Village after he confronted them over their refusal to pay their fare, police said. Four of them exited his taxi in front of 613 Hudson St., near W. 12th St., at about 4 a.m. on Sun., Nov. 2. However they had no intention of paying. Another woman joined them as they struck the driver with their fists, legs, flowerpots, plants and an umbrella, police say. The hack suffered injuries to his fingers, face, ribs and legs, but the attackers were not done. They went after the vehicle’s windshield next, causing about $300 in damage. Police arrested Britinee Russell, 23; Jessica Peters, 23; Rickeva Daley, 23; Brenda Edmond, 22, and Tiffany Thompson, 23. They were all charged with misdemeanor assault.
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C.B. 3, pols support Siempre; Nursing home’s future unclear
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verything came up roses for local community garden advocates at Community Board 3’s recent full-board meeting. They cheered loudly as the board voted unanimously to support a resolution by its Land Use Subcommittee recommending that the popular Siempre Verde Garden become a permanent community garden. At Stanton and Attorney Sts., the city’s youngest GreenThumb-licensed garden is at risk because a developer hopes to build a mostly luxury 16-unit building on the small parcel of greenery and two adjoining plots of land now under control of the city’s Department of Housing, Preservation and Development. The project would include a small number of affordable units. The William Gottlieb company, which owns the 137 Attorney St. lot, plans to combine it with the two city-owned parcels, 181 Stanton St. and 139 Attorney St. Siempre Verde Garden has operated since 2012. Garden advocates packed the Oct. 28 full board meeting, urging C.B. 3 members to ratify the subcommittee’s resolution, which recommends H.P.D. turn over control of its two plots to the Parks Department. Speakers from an array of gardening advocacy groups — from the East Village Community Coalition to the New York City Gardening Coalition — testified for saving the garden. Claire Costello, a Siempre Verde volunteer, said, “When we first started the garden, it looked like a pile of rubble, and we transformed it. We need to keep it because there are only five gardens left below Houston St. in a population of about 80,000 people.” Also speaking out strongly for saving Siempre Verde as permanent open space were representatives of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Councilmember Margaret Chin. Some advocates expressed concern that the garden’s GreenThumb contract is due to expire at this month’s end. But a Chin rep said the councilmember has “already begun working on getting an extension on the contract. This is not going to be a problem.” C.B. 3 member Ayo Harrington urged the mayor’s representative at the meeting to make de Blasio aware of the situation. “Please tell the mayor that community gardens in our community are coming under attack,” Harrington said. “We want to make sure that our 47 remaining community gardens are protected. We used to have 57, but we already lost 10 of them to developers.”
A developer’s plan for Siempre Verde Garden is “producing” great concern as seen by the turnout at C.B. 3.
“We’re already very aware of the situation,” said de Blasio liaison Tommy Linn. “It’s already on our radar. We are going to try to find a resolution for this.” Zack Bommer, a Silver aide, said the speaker has already expressed his support for maintaining the garden as an open space and urged its transfer to Parks. Silver believes the garden is “a vital green space that is enjoyed by so many of our neighbors,” Bommer said. “Here, on the Lower East Side, public parks and gardens are at a premium, and we cannot afford to lose this important community treasure.” The board voted unanimously in support of retaining Siempre Verde. C.B. 3 Chairperson Gigi Li told the placard-waving crowd, “This garden will become a permanent community garden.” On another important issue, the board supported a resolution calling for Rivington House, at 45 Rivington St., one of the city’s largest nursing homes for AIDS patients, to be converted to a nonprofit general nursing home with the maximum number of beds. VillageCare, which operates the current 206-bed home, has said the facility will close this month, reportedly because it is operating at a huge financial loss. Justin Carroll, chairperson of C.B. 3’s Human Services, Health, Disability & Seniors Subcommittee, said VillageCare has assured that any new nursing facility located there will operate on a nonprofit basis. Rivington House, which opened in 1995, is already empty of patients, Carroll said. However, board member Enrique Cruz said, “Our concern is that months later the owners could turn around and make it a for-profit operation.” Carroll said changing the nonprofit status would require a lengthy process involving city approval. He said he has not heard of any potential buyer for the facility.
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A CELEBRATION OF SOUND
Music for Piano and String Ensemble Friday, November 14, 8:00 pm FREE Lutz Rath, conductor David Oei, piano Mayuki Fukuhara & Eriko Sato, violin Johannes Ockeghem: ( c. 1410-1497) Instrumental Motet J.S. Bach: Double Concerto for two violins Alfred Schnittke: Concerto for piano and strings Bach: Shepherd Symphony from his Christmas Oratorio
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PHOTOS BY JOHN PENLEY
Fighting for an end to war Veterans for Peace held their 29th annual convention this summer at the University of North Carolina, in Asheville. This year’s convention was titled, “Peace or Perish: Abolish War on Planet and Poor.”
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR She’s N.Y.C. ambassador? To The Editor: Taylor Swift?... Are there no New York City songwriters or musicians who could write a song and be a face representing the city? There is no talent in New York City? What is the message being sent to struggling or successful artists? Where are our politicians on this corporate insult to New York City talent? Where are the agencies that represent our local talent? What is the message to the average New
Yorker? Tell me de Blasio is different from Bloomberg. It is one thing to make New York City into a corporate mall filled with cookie-cutter corporate businesses. But now we have an individual with almost no relationship to New York City as the face and voice representing the city. It is like we have lost our mind. Clayton Patterson
Helped save St. Mark’s To The Editor: Re “Judith Edelman, 91, pioneering female architect” (obituary, Oct. 30): Thanks for the wonderful remembrance of late architect Judith Edelman in your latest issue of The Villager. She and her husband played a major role in restoring St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery after the devastating fire in 1978 (not 1969 as stated in your article). St. Mark’s is still going strong under the leadership of Reverend Winnie Varghese. I joined St. Mark’s in the aftermath of the fire and am still a parishioner there. Jimmy Fragosa, formerly part of the Youth Preservation Project sponsored by St. Mark’s, is our longtime sexton. Katharine B. Wolpe
Who’s blurring the issue? To The Editor: Re “Famed actress’s cousin is charged in Stuy Town elevator attempted rape” and “Novel plan to save ‘dysfunctional’ former squat” (news articles, Oct. 23): LETTERS, continued on p. 18
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Glick romps; Green’s bid for gov falls far short ELECTION, continued from p. 1
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legislation that was stealthily passed at the end of the legislative term last year, as well as the Albany leadership’s cover-up of sexual-abuse incidents, but his late-start campaign never caught fire. Hawkins, the Green Party candidate for governor, ran on a Green New Deal, opposing hydrofracking and saying New York State could be fully powered by sustainable energy by 2030. However, in the end, Hawkins only captured 4.9 percent of the vote, while Cuomo got 54 percent and G.O.P. challenger Rob Astorino got 40.6 percent. At a rally the previous Monday in front of the Stonewall Inn, on Christopher St., Hawkins and Meadows had cross-endorsed each other. Hawkins warned that Cuomo couldn’t be trusted to protect New York’s drinking water. “Cuomo, if he was going to ban fracking, he would have done it by now,” Hawkins declared. “Now this study will be done before the end of the year — but after the election. “That health impact analysis we’ve all been waiting for for years, will suddenly become available after the election.” Hawkins was referring to a health study on fracking that the Cuomo administration has been conducting for the past two years. As for what the governor might decide on fracking, Hawkins said, the administration “leaked a trial balloon two years ago,” in which fracking wouldn’t be allowed in the New York City or Syracuse watersheds, while elsewhere “home rule” would prevail on whether fracking would be permitted. Meanwhile, as the days before the election wound down, Glick continued to duck Meadows’s call to debate. “I’m shocked that Deborah is unwilling to have a debate,” said Tom Connor, a Meadows and Hawkins supporter, at the Stonewall event. “We’ve been saying that there’s low voter turnout — and then she won’t do this. I know what she’s doing, but she’s supposed to be an open progressive.” Connor is a member of Village Independent Democrats, which is both Glick and Meadow’s political club. By “knowing what she’s doing,” Connor meant that, as a strong frontrunner, it made sense for Glick simply to ignore Meadows’s challenge to debate. For his part, Meadows said, if elected, he would bring a fresh outlook to the Assembly seat.
Jim Fouratt held out the Village Independent Democrats’ palm card, which listed Deborah Glick’s name much larger than everyone else’s, including Howie Hawkins, the candidate for governor.
“We know that the system is rigged,” he said. “Howie and I are looking beyond the old guard. We’re looking 10 to 15 years down the road. Our progressive values are aligned with the voters of the district and not the flawed values of the leadership in Albany.” Regarding why she didn’t accede to a debate with Meadows, Glick previously told The Villager, for starters, that she was “booked-up” the last couple of weeks. However, she also charged that Meadows was “flouting campaign finance law” because he had not made the required filings of his campaign contributions and expenses. In fact, she said, she didn’t even know whether to consider him “a real candidate.” One month ago, Meadows — in an article in The Villager announcing his campaign — claimed he had $30,000 on hand for his campaign. Yet, he had failed to post a required 32-day pre-election filing demonstrating that he actually had these funds. About a week ago, he finally did post the required filings, making them publicly viewable on the state Board of Elections Web site. His 32day report noted $14,752 in campaign contributions and $10,678 in expenditures, with a closing balance of $4,073. Most of his funds for this period were from Darren Parslow, of W. 21st St., who gave $10,000 in July, and from Mark Lee, of W. 24th St., who gave $4,100 in September. Meadows’s 11-day pre-election
filing shows an additional $1,650 in contributions — including $500 from Richard Stewart, the Village-area Republican district leader and, like Meadows, a member of Community Board 2 — with a closing balance of about $3,700. Asked at the Stonewall rally about his claim of having $30,000 in campaign funds on hand in early October, Meadows said commitments had been made to him and “doors were opened,” but that some of those doors later closed. Admittedly, he is a political newcomer, this being the first election he actually competed in to the end, having dropped out of last year’s City Council District 3 race. According to a source, the reason Meadows’s filings weren’t posted on time was because he filed them wrong, and had to resubmit them. Meanwhile, Glick’s 32-day pre-election filing reported about $84,000 in cash in her war chest, while her 11-day summary showed about $74,500 of that remaining. A month ago, V.I.D., which had snubbed Cuomo to endorse Teachout in the Democratic primary, crossed party lines to endorse Hawkins in the general election. Last week, Downtown Independent Democrats followed suit, backing the Green gubernatorial candidate. “Hawkins is the only candidate that has consistently called for a ban on hydrofracking,” a D.I.D. press release said. “Hawkins’s stances on the minimum wage, public education, single-payer healthcare, municipal taxes, clean energy and public transportation make him the only candidate New York progressives can support.” Yet, a few days before the election, one Downtown political club member who had initially supported Hawkins, said she was “in quandary” over it. Requesting anonymity, she said she was upset that Hawkins had thrown his support behind Meadows over Glick, and also that Hawkins advocates that the U.S. divest its financial support of Israel. Asked for Hawkins’s position on the B.D.S. (Boycott, Divest and Sanctions) movement against Israel, a Hawkins spokesperson sent the following statement from the candidate, which read, in part: “I support gradually escalating sanctions, including boycotts and divestment, until Israel stops expanding the settlements on the West Bank, ends the blockade of Gaza, and starts honestly negotiating a settlement in accord with international law, a twostate solution based on the pre-1967
borders. ... The U.S., and New York State with respect to its pension investments, must begin taking substantive action like sanctions, so that the Israelis know that they do not have our support for annexing Palestine and oppressing Palestinians.” Meanwhile, at P.S. 41, at W. 11th St. and Sixth Ave., on Tuesday, voters in exit and entrance polls offered their take on the candidates and explained why they voted how they did. Christopher Vinger, a college administrator at New York School of Interior Design, said he voted for Glick, Congressmember Jerry Nadler and Cuomo, too. “He’s a little bit of a crook, but he’s our crook,” he said of Cuomo. “I don’t know what to make of the corruption things,” he said of the governor’s abruptly shutting down his Moreland Commission when it started to probe his own campaign finances too closely. How about Meadows? “Hadn’t even heard of him,” he admitted. Vinger said he was “a little bit concerned about how compromised Cuomo would be” on fracking, due to the vast amounts of money involved, but that there’s a lot more water here than in his native Texas, so it’s not as big a threat. Archer Irby was in a hurry and rushing in to vote, but paused outside the door to confess he didn’t feel he was that informed for this election, and planned to vote “straight Democratic.” Yet, in his brief statement, he offered a pretty cogent take on things. “At high levels of government,” he said, “the candidates are so often a mixture of good and bad, that often we must compromise on our principles — and hope we don’t dispense with them altogether.” Meanwhile, Jim Fouratt, another V.I.D. member, was miffed over the club’s “palm card.” The card featured a list of the club’s preferred candidates, in descending order of political office. Deborah Glick’s name was listed at the bottom, but in big, bold letters, while Green candidate Howie Hawkins’s name was at the top, but in the same small type as everyone else’s name except Glick’s. “There was no resolution by the club to do this,” Fouratt fumed. A Meadows supporter, he said the candidate had expected to get more contributions from wealthy gays. But the veteran activist accused one local politician of telling people not to give to Meadows. According to Fouratt, in his nonpolitical life, Meadows is the ELECTION, continued on p. 31 November 6, 2014
Sidewalk texts, ‘V-necks,’ Fios and futbol bods TALKING POINT BY WILSON
exting zombies mutilating themselves and harming others are infiltrating emergency rooms citywide. Their ever-increasing accidents on pedestrian sidewalks remind me of a music video, “Bittersweet Symphony,” by The Verve, where some dude walks down the street bumping into people the entire way, block after block, just not giving a crap. But unlike the more dangerous selfie sorts on today’s pavement, our cute, lip-syncing lead singer doesn’t even have a stupid gadget. (The reaction shots in the video are a total scream; they had to use extras on a second day of shooting because he got attacked by a passerby he “encountered” on day one.) Yet, despite the theatrical catastrophes that permeate, people-watching on the avenues will soon cease to be as entertaining and arresting. With summer long gone, a major “mutation” of the human body on parade is getting bundled up for the season. This look (facade, actually) has always been around. But like the clumsy, obsessed
and twittering invasion, it’s gotten way out of control this year. The mutation, or transmogrification, if you will, is even more striking than dear Joan Rivers in a wax museum — and sorry, it’s just for men. It’s called the Double-Triple Triangle. To fully understand the term, please draw a plain triangle. Then draw an upside-down triangle right below it. The thick and meaty neck of today’s man is represented by the bottom of the first triangle. His head is symbolized by the narrow and tiny top. With the second triangle, our boy’s upper arms and torso are shaped like the (large) top of the triangle, and the lower half of his body (and feet) equal the bottom. And in between the two triangles, surprise, is a trapped pot-bellied pig! Squee!!! The possessor of the Double-Triple Triangle (D.T.T.) engages in mind-numbing, repetitive lifting of dumbbells or tiresome pacing on a treadmill like a lab rat, when he could be out playing an actual sport, building or making something or dancing; riding a bike, walking, hiking, swimming, climbing and jogging (outside!); having sex and/or making love (inside, if I’m outside!); gardening, cooking, cleaning or doing anything else less boring.
Why pick on these people if they’re not doing anything wrong. What difference does it make? Of course exercise is terrific, but must it be so creepy? Is going to the gym really a healthy lifestyle choice? Fitness centers gobble up tons of time, money and energy. They’re a space-time continuum of digital electronics, mirrors, noise, germs and addictive calorie counting (with gambling odds worse than Vegas). Somehow, the mutation (abnormal condition), is related to football vs. soccer. Americans want instant gratification, results and scores. We have zero patience for foreplay. Compared to the lumpy, bumpy, fumbling and bumbling in and of baseball and football, you never see a bad body on a soccer team. O.K., there might be a couple of triangles here and there, but it’s rarely, if ever, the “heart of the matter.” Earlier this summer, I discussed the D.T.T. with the Fios/Verizon guy who came to my sixth-floor walk-up one hot and very humid day to help me get over an iniquitous divorce from Time Warner, with whom I recently ended a sick and twisted “three-way.” The week before, I had to visit a sports bar during happy hour for the World Cup. Somehow, “F/V” and I got on the
topic of physical fitness after discussing the merits of walking up and down stairs hauling heavy loads. I said I had less cellulite than 18-year-olds. He lifted up his shirt, patted his tight gut and bragged his age. I announced mine, and spanked my butt. F/V had a real body. It wasn’t an alien mutation. If he were younger and had that sexy soccer hair, maybe an accent, he could totally be a “futbol” player, happy hour 24/7. His normal-looking physique (hot bod) came from movement and activity that had purpose and value; it was time spent productively, that even earned income. Just trying to keep my home clean and chaos-free is a gargantuan occupation that includes extreme and inappropriate amounts of ladder climbing and Pilates (which I’ve never even taken, having stopped long ago at aerobics). Living on the top floor is a killer. I so fantasize about washing machines and dryers (a stainless-steel, double-stacking Miele from Gringer & Sons on First Ave. in the East Village). But instead, just in time for back-toschool, I finally got a pair of those really skinny jeans from a nearby army/ navy shop at half price (which is what my new friend F/V is compared to Time Warner).
we can check to see what it allowed regarding illuminated signs.
marked the 40th anniversary of his death and still miss him terribly.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Continued from p. 16
Lincoln Anderson made the link between the crime issue and the building on E. 13th St. because Juan Scott lived in this infamous building. Juan Scott has allegedly attempted to rape one woman and sexually abused two others recently in the neighborhood, and for this he is now in jail awaiting trial. The building at 544 E. 13th St. was supposed to be completed as an H.D.F.C. for low-income people years ago, and UHAB has been unable to complete the task. Aggressive and unfounded hate comments about Annie Wilson are inappropriate responses to these articles. Trudy Silver
Charters are subversive To The Editor: Re “Some inconvenient truths about charter schools” (talking point,
November 6, 2014
by Teresa Arboleda, Oct. 30): Public education is part of our country’s grand democratic experiment. And it’s most successful. Sorry to see the charter school movement, along with decreased state funding, subvert free and equal public education for all. A. S. Evans
Blighted by the lights To The Editor: Last week I noticed that Cemusa is installing LED signs at city bus stops. Since the Bloomberg/Quinn team started the sale of the public streets for the benefit of a few, it has only gotten worse. But now we are faced with the “Times Square-ization” of Greenwich Village. The light pollution and ugliness these signs create degrade our neighborhood. Why now — if the Cemusa contract allowed this — since the contract has been in force for a period of years? We need to see the contract, so
Dad did his best To The Editor: Re “Blue Moon Johnny; I wasn’t my brother’s keeper” (talking point, by Jerry Tallmer, Oct. 23): Despite all the damage done to him, our dad was a very decent, caring man, who tried his best. We just
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Hair salon weaves a yoga studio into its space BY LAUREN VESPOLI
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n the corner of Hudson and Charles Sts. in the West Village sits Contesta Rock Hair Salon — a small, unassuming storefront, whose black floors and walls are stylishly decorated with works by local artists. On a recent weeknight, the sound of blowdryers and jovial stylist-customer chatter filled the space. On Sundays, however, the place transforms into a restorative yoga studio, where classes are taught by local resident Jared Pava. For Contesta owner Fabio Moretti, the yoga class is another way for the studio to engrain itself as part of the West Village community. “We have salons all over the word — in France, Rome, Miami and China, too. And in basically every salon we have, we try to do something for the community,” Moretti said. “And here, I get to know a few people, and we came out with this great idea — which I think is not only original but good for the neighborhood.” The idea for the space to host yoga classes actually came from a customer — Sasha Greene, a Community Board 2 member and Villager who is also Pava’s mother. “I was sitting here once having my hair washed,” Greene recalled. “I thought this would be a nice yoga place because it’s so warm, intimate and has a good feel to it.” Moretti, who had been looking for something to help the salon become active within the community, welcomed the yoga concept, and Pava spread the word about his classes through word of mouth and by posting fliers. Meanwhile, Contesta spread the word through its Web site and social-media channels. And now, for the past six months, Pava has led about five-to-seven students through restorative yoga each Sunday night, for $10 per person.
From left, Jared Pava, Sasha Greene and Fabio Moretti at Contesta Rock Hair Salon.
“We decided to keep the fee very low, because we really just wanted to reach out to the community,” Pava said, “and to get as many people as involved as possible, and get to know what it’s about.” Pava — whose day job is in catering — is a cer-
tified yoga instructor, as well as a certified Reiki healer and therapeutic Thai masseuse. He started practicing yoga 25 years ago during his freshman year of college, as a way to manage stress. Greene is also a longtime yogi, who primarily practices at home rather than attending classes. “For me, yoga is more about keeping my body strong and flexible,” she said. Now, as an instructor, Pava believes that yoga practice can help people find compassion amidst the frequent toughness of city life. “For me, it’s about compassion — there’s a lot of hardness in the city, a lot of intensity,” he said. “For me, it’s people getting in touch with their feelings, compassion…and it humbles me tremendously. it brings me a lot of humility to teach.” For Moretti and the salon, Pava’s yoga classes are another way the salon can really be a part of the West Village community. Near a row of chairs, along the wall, are framed works of textual art. On one wall is a painting of a Tim Burton-esque black-and-white creature. Each two months, the salon displays the work of a local artist, and hosts an opening. The neighborhood has accepted Contesta with equally open arms. “It’s been kind of nice because since the day we’ve opened here, it looks like we’ve been here forever,” Moretti said. This feeling of welcoming and community was something he picked up on after observing the neighborhood when making his decision to rent the building four years ago. “I didn’t know anything about the West Village,” Moretti recalled. “I just stood for four days outside [the property] looking at people walking by. And I called the landlord and said, ‘I’m very interested, because I like the type of feeling that no other neighborhood is giving to me… .’ “I think this is the most real place that we can be.”
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Dudes discuss the changes; Tailor talks...uniquely Simon Heath’s movie “Ten Men Talk New York,” filmed in the East Village, features longtime Downtowners talking about the changes they see happening in New York City. Enjoying the film’s recent premiere were, from left, Chris Moore, an editor at Al Jazeera; actress Yteria Harris; Elsa Rensaa; Lower East Side brothers Troy Harris and Donte Harris, of Holla Back TV; and Jeff Hammer, filmmaker for the band DAMEHT. For 40 years, Gino DiGirolamo, right, had a tailor shop on Avenue A near the corner of 12th St. Eight years ago, he moved to a new space, on E. 14th St. between Avenues A and B, and now is at Royal Custom Tailor, at 334 E. 11th St., at Avenue A. According to blogger Jeremiah Moss, visitors will find the colorful tailor speaking English to his customers, “so broken it’s utterly scrambled, peppering his talk with Italian words brought over from his native Palermo.”
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The elusive white whale within your grasp Marathon celebrates Melville’s ‘pioneering modernist masterpiece’ MOBY-DICK MARATHON NYC Free and open to the public Fri., Nov. 14, 6–11 p.m. at Ace Hotel New York (20 W. 29th St., btw. Fifth Ave. & Broadway) Sat., Nov. 15, 10 a.m.–11 p.m. in the Melville Gallery at the South Street Seaport Museum (213 Water St., btw. Fulton & Beekman Sts.) Sun., Nov. 16, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. PHOTO BY JUSTIN TAYLOR
at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe (126 Crosby St., btw. Houston & Prince Sts.) Mobydickmarathonnyc.org Twitter: @MobyDickNYC
No blubber, just lean prose: readers dig into Melville, at the 2012 MDMNYC.
BY TRAV S.D. (travsd.wordpress.com)
ew works of fiction inspire so broad a range of extreme reactions as that Greatest of American Novels, Herman Melville’s “Moby-Dick, Or, The Whale.” To some, it is the finest work of literature this nation ever produced, a pioneering modernist masterpiece that encompasses everything from metaphysics to how to strip and boil whale blubber. To others, it is a glorified doorstop, the bane of their high school English experience, a long-winded 700-page Leviathan best experienced by way of Cliff Notes. A publishing disaster when first released in 1851, the book would not begin to be widely embraced until nearly a century later. Along the way there have been some notable screen adaptations, such as the silent classic “The Sea Beast” with John Barrymore (1926), John Huston’s “Moby Dick” (1956) with TheVillager.com
Gregory Peck, and a TV movie version starring Patrick Stewart (1998). Barrymore, Peck and Stewart all played the part of the revenge-crazed Captain Ahab, of course. And Orson Welles created a well-known play inspired by the book entitled “Moby Dick — Rehearsed” in 1955. Today, the book is beloved by millions. Perhaps there is no greater indication of the health of the modern Melville/Moby cult than the existence of Moby-Dick Marathon NYC (MDMNYC). This three-day event is timed around the anniversary of the book’s original U.S. publication date (Nov. 14, 1851) and will feature 160 people reading the entirety of Melville’s masterwork in relay fashion at three separate NYC locations: Ace Hotel New York, the South Street Seaport Museum, and Housing Works Bookstore Cafe. This is the second go-round for this biennial event; the first one took place in 2012. MDMNYC is the brainchild of Amanda Bullock, Director of Public Programs at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, who had attended the New Bedford
Whaling Museum’s “Moby Dick” Marathon in 2011 and recognized that New York (where Melville lived and where some of the book takes place) would also be a natural place for such a marathon. “We are also lucky,” says Bullock, “that so many amazing writers, editors and literary citizens live in New York City and are interested in reading the book.” The 160 people who read in the Moby-Dick Marathon are a cross-section of many different kinds of literary and creative individuals, including poets, fiction writers, journalists, critics, actors, artists and illustrators, comedians, and musicians. The event is staffed completely with volunteers and free to the public. For the hearty souls who manage to stay for the entirety of the marathon, there will be prizes. Believe it or not, according to Bullock, four people managed to stick it out for the whole of the event in 2012. To learn more about Moby-Dick Marathon NYC so that you too can set out on the Pequod in search of the elusive white whale, log on to Mobydickmarathonnyc.org. November 6, 2014
Cult sitcom creator bonds with his tribe FILM
HARMONTOWN Directed & Written by Neil Berkeley Runtime: 101 min. Available On Demand through Time Warner, Vios, Comcast, RCN Also available on Amazon & iTunes
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BY SEAN EGAN
an Harmon is a strange kind of celebrity. As creator and showrunner of the cult sitcom “Community,” he’s built an intense and devoted fan base off of his quirky, distinctive sense of humor and his commitment to character and emotional authenticity. A sort of cut of personality sprung up around the man himself, leading him to start “Harmontown” — a successful live podcast set in the back of a comic book shop, in which he and his friends basically just chew the fat. Despite his notoriety, Harmon would probably be the first to point out how ridiculous the idea of making a documentary about him is — and in fact he is the first to. Within the opening minutes of Neil Berkeley’s new doc, “Harmontown,” Harmon jokes to the camera (and director) about the shots they’re filming, and continues to flippantly comment on the documentary for the duration of the film. That’s Harmon in a nutshell though — hilarious and self-deprecating in equal measure, and more than willing to be blunt and honest no matter the cost. The movie picks up just after Harmon’s self-destructive streak landed him in one of the worst situations of his
Dan Harmon takes his podcast on the road, in “Harmontown.”
Like its subject, ‘Harmontown’ is honest and hilarious professional life. After the perpetually low-rated “Community” completed its third season, Harmon was fired by NBC for a litany of reasons — including frequently going over budget, missing deadlines, refusing to compromise his content, and getting into a very public conflict with show star Chevy Chase. At this low point (and with two prospective pilots to write for CBS and FOX), Harmon and his podcast crew decided to take “Harmontown” on the road to connect with fans and blow off steam. As a documentary, “Harmontown” is pretty standard goings, ably directed by Berkeley. It’s shot mostly featuring fly-on-the-wall footage and direct addresses to the camera — and the unfussy and self-referential style suits the film well. Its talking head interviews
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are quite amusing, featuring stars Harmon’s worked with — including the whole cast of “Community,” Sarah Silverman, John Oliver, and A-listers like Jack Black and Ben Stiller. Still, the movie is at its most entertaining when it simply lets Harmon (and co-host Jeff B. Davis) do their thing onstage. The shaggy nature of the podcast leads to banter that is always lively and hysterical, and often offers a very revealing glimpse into Harmon’s mind and neurosis. Here, feeding off of crowd energy and opening his heart to strangers, it’s easy to see why Harmon’s fans have formed such an intense bond to the man, and vice versa. The fans themselves could probably be considered the secondary subject of the film. Harmon makes a point to meet and talk with every fan who wants to after the show (autographs included), and the film often pauses to focus on individual fans professing their deep love for “Community” and Harmon. They frequently cite that he and his work has helped them feel less alienated and more comfortable with themselves. Nowhere is this shown better than through Spencer Crittenden, a Harmon fan, who joined the podcast by chance as the resident Dungeon Master for the show’s frequent D&D games. Spencer is a reliably witty figure throughout the tour and film, but his presence also exemplifies how warm and inclusive the cult of Harmon can be.
But even though the movie is a love letter to Harmon and his fans, it stops short of deifying him, and smartly casts a critical eye on its subject. Harmon is shown repeatedly to be casually neglectful or callous, especially towards his loving girlfriend, Erin. He also fits the role of self-loathing artist to a tee, complete with incessant alcohol consumption. A main subplot involves Harmon flagrantly ignoring his writing obligations to CBS and FOX. And though Harmon comes to a place of mild self-realization by the end of the film, it’s clear that the man is profoundly flawed, and will continue to be so. Despite all it does well, the movie is similarly flawed. It drags in places, and could be significantly shorter. It also could have focused more on footage from the live shows, to add a little more humor and liven up the predictable tour documentary beats (Harmon himself even jokes about the Campbellian hero’s journey structure of the doc’s narrative). In addition, the film does a somewhat patchy job explaining who Harmon is and his history in the entertainment industry (presumably because its target audience can fill in the blanks). “Harmontown” then, might be most successful as a fans-only affair — but then again, Dan Harmon himself has always been a fans-only affair. And for fans of Dan Harmon and his work, this film will be a gift that will only help to increase their admiration for the man. TheVillager.com
Risqué tales from respectable parents November’s ‘Pen’ salon earns its 21+ rating BY SCOTT STIFFLER
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hrough podcasts, social media, LinkedIn discussion groups and networking events, Pen Parentis offers resources to help writers stay prolific once they’ve procreated — with an emphasis on excelling at both authorship and parenting, without succumbing to either labor of love. The November installment of their monthly Literary Salon goes even further down the cocktail-friendly, 21+ rabbit hole than usual, by presenting authors known for their unabashed takes on blush-worthy topics. Sex, drugs, violence and the ugly realities of modern-day notoriety are in the spotlight — through individual readings and a group roundtable, during which four working writers will discuss the unique position they find themselves in when sitting down to bang out a sex scene that their kids might one day read. “Risqué Words” features Paula Bomer (“Inside Madeline”), Vica Miller (“Inga’s Zigzags”), Jonathan Papernick (“The Ascent of Eli”) and Amy Sohn (“Prospect Park West”). Staff from
L to R: Nick Flynn, Darin Strauss, curator Brian Gresko and Pen Parentis founding director M. M. De Voe.
The Park Slope Community Bookstore will be on hand, to sell these and other works from the authors. On Tues., Dec. 9, Pen Parentis closes season #12 with its annual Holiday Mingle — featuring Marie Myung-Ok Lee, Yona Zeldis McDonough, Bushra
Rehman, and Raina Wallens. On Jan. 13, the annual Poetry Night features readings from Sarah Gutowski, Adam Penna, Diana Whitney and others. The “Risqué Words” Pen Parentis Literary Salon is a free, 21+ event. Tues., Nov.
Author, Sententia Books publisher and mother Paula Bomer talks turkey about working blue, at the Nov. 11 Pen Parentis Literary Salon.
11 at 7 p.m. In the lobby of the Andaz Wall Street hotel (75 Wall St. Enter on Water or Pearl Sts.). Happy Hour specials on beer on wine. RSVP recommended, via penparentis.org/calendar. Visit penparentis.org. For questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Just Do Art THE WASHINGTON SQUARE MUSIC FESTIVAL presents A CELEBRATION OF SOUND: MUSIC FOR PIANO & STRING ENSEMBLE
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Lutz Rath, seen here conducing the Washington Square Music Festival Chamber Orchestra in Washington Square last summer, will preside over Nov. 14’s free concert.
Far ahead of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday curve, The Washington Square Music Festival has already gone shopping for the music lovers on its list — in the form of a pre-holiday gift that money can’t buy. Their free, centuries-spanning Nov. 14 concert features music by Schnittke, Bach and Ockeghem. Lutz Rath conducts TheVillager.com
the Festival String Ensemble, with pianist David Oei, and violinists Mayuki Fukuhara and Eriko Sato. Free. Fri., Nov. 14 at 8 p.m. At St. Joseph’s Church in Greenwich Village (371 Sixth Ave. at Washington Place). For info, call 212-252-3621 or visit washingtonsquaremusicfestival. org. November 6, 2014
High above and far beyond
Ellen Bradshaw merges natural beauty with urban sprawl
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“View to the Hudson” (Oil on Canvas, 14” x 18”). “Under the Standard Hotel” (Oil on Canvas, 20” x 24”).
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“Ellen Bradshaw: From the High Line” is on
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ong after the High Line had proven itself as a draw, Chelsea-based artist Ellen Bradshaw (no fan of crowds) had yet to climb its stairs. Then her friend Ethel Schlesinger urged a visit — asserting, recalls Bradshaw, “that the High Line would inspire a powerful, unique way of seeing our beloved city. So I went, once in June then during an off-hour on a snowy day in December. It was beautiful. I looked at the High Line, then the city, and the contrast absolutely thrilled me. I did not expect to be taken away by it, and I was.” Bradshaw spent the next year and a half creating “From the High Line.” The exhibition is dedicated to Schlesinger, who did not survive to see the 20 oil paintings that exist because of her insistence on seeing, with eyes and heart,
the elevated park’s merits. “She is always with me in spirit,” says Bradshaw of her departed friend. Perhaps that’s why so many of these works convey an intense emotional connection to that which is physically distant. “View to the Hudson” may be set high above 10th Ave. (where snow, stone and metal peacefully coexist), but the scenic vista is urban action incarnate (cabs, cars and trucks whiz by, and our gaze is forced far across the river to a foggy skyline dense with its own possibilities). Influenced by the realism of Ashcan painters and the atmosphere cultivated by Impressionists, the crowds that kept Bradshaw from the High Line for so long are nowhere to be found in this collection — making the park an even more ideal respite from the sometimes gritty chaos just beyond, down below.
“A Summer’s Day Retreat” (Oil on Canvas, 15” x 30”).
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GMK: There are many scenes involving tactile contact — the boys on the bike, or Gabriel teaching Leo to dance. DR: Sight is something that is very attached to sexuality. The big conflict for Leo is: Does Gabriel like me or not? He can’t use his sight to get the clues. TheVillager.com
Ghilherme Lobo and Fabio Audi in Daniel Ribeiro’s “The Way He Looks.”
Daniel Ribeiro turns film short into full-length feature GMK: In Latin culture, it is very common for intimacy to develop between friends. Can you discuss the attitudes queer teens face in Brazil? DR: In Brazil, men don’t kiss on the cheek. Brazil is almost conservative in that way. I wanted to establish that. If two boys are too intimate, people think they are gay. If you kiss a boy, you’re gay. You can hug, that’s okay. We express our emotions easily, but there are rules about being gay, a limit to what you can do and what is considered too much. GMK: Leo is very careful about expressing his emotions. Can you discuss how you constructed his character? He is different when is at home with his family and when he is at school with his friends. DR: I think we are all like that — adapting — especially someone [like Leo] who is bullied. In places where he has more power [at home], he can be strong. He is able to have a dialogue with his parents. I didn’t want him to be protected by anyone other than Gi and his mother. GMK: Leo’s mother sees him as being very responsible. Do you think gay teens are more mature? DR: I think a lot of young gay people mature really young because they have to deal with something huge in their lives and they have to do it by themselves. Nowadays, it easier for gay teens to be more open, but when I was a teenager, I went through a
THE WAY HE LOOKS Written & Directed by Daniel Ribeiro Runtime: 95 min. Opens Nov. 7 At Village East Cinema STRAND RELEASING
GARY M. KRAMER: Why did you feel you needed to expand your short into a feature? DANIEL RIBEIRO: When I thought about this blind character discovering that he was gay, I knew it had to be my first feature. Blindness provides a way to talk about sexuality because Leo had never seen a boy or a girl. His feelings were not based on anything he had seen, it was just how he felt — his other senses. I thought Leo was a character we’d never seen before, and this coming of age film would be a good first feature for me to represent who I am. I wanted to keep the same actors because they had a huge chemistry in the short.
he sweet and sunny Brazilian romance “The Way He Looks” is out writer and director Daniel Ribeiro’s feature length version of his excellent 2010 short “Eu Não Quero Voltar Sozinho” (“I Don’t Want to Go Back Alone”). This expanded story, starring the same cast as the short, is one of those rare, happy cases where the feature film improves on the short. The film, which is Brazil’s Oscar submission for Best Foreign Language Film, won the Audience Award for Best Feature at this year’s NewFest in New York. In this engaging coming-of-age story, Leo (Ghilherme Lobo) is a blind teenager whose BFF, Giovana or Gi (Tess Amorim), assists him in school and walks him home. When Gabriel (Fabio Audi) joins their class, he befriends Leo and Gi. When a class assignment forces Gabriel and Leo to work together, the guys quickly form an intimate bond, which causes Gi to become jealous. What makes “The Way He Looks” so magical is that Ribeiro chronicles how the two male teens fall in love. The two never discuss their emotions, but their feelings are manifest in the way their bodies interact. When Gabriel plants a kiss on Leo or the two friends shower together during an overnight class trip, the unspoken attraction hangs in the air. Ribeiro met with our sister publication, Gay City News, to talk about gay teens and “The Way He Looks.”
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Daniel Ribeiro, screenwriter and director of “The Way He Looks.”
period where I couldn’t share everything I was feeling. I think a lot of gay people go through that, and they mature really fast and really young. I don’t have Leo question his sexuality, which I went through. I think gay kids shouldn’t have to go through this period of questioning who they are. You need some time to understand what you are feeling, but when you realize you’re gay, it should be okay. GMK: What can you say about the shower scene? DR: I think there has to be a shower scene in a gay film. In the short, we have the same concept where Leo changes in front of Gabe, and Gabe looks at him and realizes that he can look at Leo and Leo doesn’t
realize Gabe is staring. Because they were older, I could do it with nudity and it would be important for the characters. It’s a big deal for gay teens when they have to shower with other people. You can get an erection because your body can’t hide your sexuality. GMK: Gi and Leo talk about their level of laziness. What is your level of laziness? DR: It depends. Right now, it’s big. I’m trying to start a new film. It makes me lazy because it’s so hard. I have to think: What is the story I want to tell next? But when the films starts, it flows and it’s exciting and my laziness goes to zero, because I just want to make the film. November 6, 2014
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tects, that would add 27,000 square feet and eight stories to the Colonial Revival-style building on the east side of Union Square. The turtle-shell concept was inspired by a statue in a niche on the building’s north side depicting Chief Tamanend standing on a turtle, a reference to a Native American creation myth, said Harry Kendall, the BKSK partner who presented the project to the committee. Also called Tammany, he played a key role in helping establish piece between the native Lenape and the European settlers, for which he became an iconic figure. The unanimous rejection by the Tammany Hall, at E. 17th St. and Union Square East, was finally landC.B. 5 Landmarks Committee makes marked last year. it unlikely the project will fare any signed in imitation of the old Federal better at the full community board ed facade from across Union Square. “Our resolution must emphasize Hall on Wall St. The International meeting later this month. Community boards are strictly advisory and that the project involves removal of Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union the city’s Landmarks Preservation the slate mansard roof, a significant bought the building in 1943 and sold Commission will make the final de- historic fabric of the building,” said it some years later. It now houses Jack Taylor, a longtime member of a film school, a theater and several cision sometime later. Committee members Tuesday the committee and founder of the ground-floor retail shops. Preservation advocates worked for night said Kendall’s presentation was Drive to Preserve the Ladies’ Mile 29 years to have the building desigimaginative, interesting and even Historic District. Built in 1927 as Democratic Party nated as a city landmark. The effort thoughtful, but they could not accept the fact that the proposed dome headquarters, the four-story build- finally succeeded in October of last InfoFairbe advisible 2014_Villager 11/5/14 8:47 AM ing Page at144 Union Square East was de- year. would above the colonnad-
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Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams (left) presents a battlescarred Brooklyn flag to Marine Sgt. Carlton Richardson, who will carry the flag in the New York City Veterans Day Parade up Fifth Avenue Photo by Kathryn Kirk on Nov. 11.
FLAg DAY Adams honors vets with banner
orough President Adams today presented a group of local veterans, including members of the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Vietnam Veterans of America, the Marine Corps League and the Student Veterans from Operation Enduring Freed (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) with a battlescared Brooklyn flag carried into Operation Desert Storm, as part of a Borough Hall ceremony honoring veterans. The veterans groups will carry the flag as they march up Fifth Avenue on Nov. 11 in America’s Parade, the New York City Veterans Day Parade. Then-Borough President Howard Golden presented the flag in 1990 to the 102nd
Maintenance Company, 244th Army National Guard Division, when the unit was deployed to the Persian Gulf in Operation Desert Storm. The flag was scorched by burning fragments from an enemy Scud missile, which was shot down by a U.S. Patriot missile during an attack near Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It was returned to Brooklyn at homecoming ceremonies for the 102nd Maintenance Company on Sept. 15, 1991. “The spirit of One Brooklyn, along with the support and solidarity of its residents, was carried into battle through the flag that now stands proudly in Brooklyn Borough Hall as a tribute to the bravery of those men and women who brought it safely See BANNER inside
ormer New York Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War, has been named Grand Marshal of the 2014 America’s Parade, the New York City Veterans Day Parade, United War Veterans Council President Vincent McGowan announced. Kelly, the longest serving police commissioner in New York City history, was a Marine Corps lieutenant, commanding troops in combat in Vietnam in 1965. He went on to serve in the Marine Corps Reserves, retiring after 30 years with the rank of colonel. “It is a great honor — and long overdue — that we honor Commissioner Ray Kelly for his service as a Marine in Vietnam and for his half a century of dedicated service to the people of New York,” said McGowan, also a Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War. “From his start as a beat cop to his service as Police Commissioner under Mayor David Dinkins and then under Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Ray Kelly became the most highly-regarded law enforcement official in the world and a global leader in the war on terrorism. At heart, he is a cop — a cop’s cop — who never stopped working to keep us safe.” “I accept this honor on behalf of all my brother and sister veterans, those like me, who were able to come back to a rewarding life, those who came back sorely wounded, or those who never came back,” Kelly said. “I especially want to honor those who combined service to our nation with service to our city, the veterans in the NYPD, the Finest of the Finest. “It is fitting that we also honor the veterans of tomor-
Ray Kelly, a vet who saw action in Vietnam in 1965, will lead this year’s parade. row, the men and women serving today in defense of our principals of peace and freedom which we hold so dear.” Kelly will lead America’s Parade, the largest celebration of service in the nation, when more than 25,000 thousand participants, including active military members, veterans of every U.S. war since World War II and marching bands from across the nation, march up Fifth Avenue on Nov. 11, the 95th anniversary of the first Veterans Day Parade. Veterans Week, starting Nov. 1, includes several events honoring veterans, especially Marine Corps, and explores issues important to them. Events include the Marine Corps Birthday Dinner, marking the 239th anniversary of the founding of the Corps. Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, the incoming Commandant of the Marine Corps, also has been invited to attend the Veterans
Day Parade. America’s Parade will be broadcast in New York and major cities across the country and on Armed Forces TV to every U.S. military installation and ship in the world. The first person to rise from Police Cadet to Police Commissioner, Kelly spent 47 years in the New York Police Department, serving in 25 different commands and as Police Commissioner from 1992 to 1994 under Mayor Dinkins and from 2002 to 2013 under Mayor Bloomberg. He also served as Director of Police under the United Nations Mission in Haiti and as an Interpol Vice President. During the administration of President Bill Clinton, Kelly served as Treasury Department Under Secretary for Enforcement and as Customs Service Commissioner. Commissioner Kelly holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Manhattan College, a Juris Doctor from St. John’s University School of Law, a Master of Laws from New York University Graduate School of Law and a Master of Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He has been awarded honorary degrees from the Catholic University of America, Manhattan College, St. John’s University, the State University of New York, the College of St. Rose, Iona College, Marist College, New York University, Pace University, Quinnipiac University and St. Thomas Aquinas College. In September 2006, Commissioner Kelly was awarded France’s highest decoration, the Legion D’Honneur, by then French Minister of the Interior Nicholas Sarkozy.
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Lincoln said it best: Honor our vets
hortly after the invasion of Afghanistan in October of 2001, there was a surge of patriotism. More American flags were flown. Paper strips with the message “Support Our Troops” appeared on many cars. Than came the Spring of 2003 and our invasion of Iraq in mid-March of that year. More flags. More paper strips. On May 1, 2003, we were assured in words and banners “Mission Accomplished.” We bungled the first invasion. We didn’t get Osama bin Laden, nor did the Taliban disappear. By coincidence, we got bin Laden — in his Pakistan hideout — eight years exactly to the day of “Mission Accomplished.” We are still finding out about the mess we found in Iraq, the mess we made worse and the mess we left worse than ever. So much for trillions of dollars and millions of scars in mind and body. But let that go. What we are faced with are millions of veterans and their families who need help and are not getting it. Any “Support Our Veterans” signs around? How many speakers will speak to this on Veterans Day and then do something about it? I was drafted into the Army when there was no shooting war. My service was limited, thanks to Congress, to just over a year. I have no complaints. My dealings with the Veteran’s Administration were fine. For two weeks after honorable discharge, I was without a job and I got some money to help. The GI Bill paid for my graduate work at Columbia. Today, everyone serving in our Armed Forces is someone who signed up to protect this country. We seem to keep forgetting that. The kids from around here, women and men, are in the services because they want to be there. Our gratitude should have no bounds. But, then we come up against scandals in the Veterans Administration. Hearings are held. Heads roll. Maybe things are getting better. They should be, but it will take eternal vigilance. According to a Pew survey, 77 percent of the combined Congressional delegation were veterans in 1997–1998. As of September, 2013, that combined number was about 20 percent. Maybe that’s why it takes a scandal to get action on Capitol Hill and in the White House. Yes, protect our troops. Make sure if we send them into battle we do so properly and make sure they have the gear they need. No more going into battle “with what you’ve got.” One the prospects for the Ninth Circle of Hell said that. Protect their families, too, from scams and frauds. Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address, delivered on March 4, 1865, is one of the noblest declamations of all time, in my opinion, and that of many others. Like the Gettysburg Address, it is quite short and it shares space with that speech on the Lincoln Memorial. “To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphans.” A noble purpose, stated nobly. Yes, let us protect our troops and our veterans and their families. And keep up that protection after the Veterans Day parades and speeches have gone into oblivion. Isn’t that the least we can do? Kenneth Kowald served during World War II from Feb. 1946 to Feb. 1947 as editor of The Flaming Bomb, a weekly newsletter in Aberdeen, Maryland.
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A group of Navajos including Code Talkers from the World War II era, pose for a picture on Veterans Day in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009. The young Navajo Marines, using secret Navajo language-encrypted military terms, helped the U.S. prevail at Iwo Jima and other World War II Pacific battles. Associated Press / Seth Wenig
Veterans week activities November 7, 2014 PATRIOTS TOUR: Tour of war monuments and memorials throughout the five boroughs conducted by seasoned historian and Vietnam veteran Cal Snyder, author of “Out of Fire & Valor.” Family-oriented history lessons at each site in NYC, including Ft. Hamilton, Brooklyn. (212) 693–1476. VETERANS IN SCHOOLS: Engage students with on-site visits assemblies at local schools by veterans who speak about their military experience. (212) 693–1476.
November 8, 2014 TOUR: Brooklyn Navy Yard: Past, Present, and Future. 2 pm – 4 pm. Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at Building 92 63 Flushing Ave. at Carlton Avenue, Brooklyn, (718) 907–5924; Free FAmILy CRAFT TAbLE: Families design flower tributes to veterans for display on Brooklyn Navy Yard’s Tribute Wall. Noon-6 pm. Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at Building 92 63 Flushing Ave. at Carlton Avenue, Brooklyn, (718) 907–5924; Free. VETERANS ARTISTS PROGRAm: Workshops, service projects, and performances supporting and celebrating veterans seeking professional careers in the arts. Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 W 27th Street, Manhattan; brian@ veteranartistprogram.org; Daylong; Free.
November 9, 2014 TOUR: Brooklyn Navy Yard: Past, Present, and Future. 2 pm–4 pm Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at Building 92 63 Flushing Ave. at Carlton Avenue, Brooklyn, (718) 907–5924; Free TOUR: Can-Do Yard: World War II at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. 11 am–1
pm. Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at Building 92 63 Flushing Ave. at Carlton Avenue, Brooklyn, (718) 907–5924; Free. FAmILy CRAFT TAbLE: See listing on Nov. 8. VETERANS ARTISTS PROGRAm: See listing on Nov. 8.
November 10, 2014 STAR SPANGLED bANNER TRIbUTE: Engaging exhibition open to the viewing public; strong artwork by veterans; military history of NYC’s 5 boroughs, and other interesting and informative displays. 10 am–4 pm. General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen of the City of New York 20 W. 44th St., NYC. (212) 693–5701; Free. FAmILy CRAFT TAbLE: See listing on Nov. 8. VETERANS CHURCH SERVICE: Special Catholic Mass for veterans, military, and their family members; Medal of Honor recipients invited to attend. 10:15 am; Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Fifth Avenue at 50th Street, Manhattan (212) 693–5701; Free. CONCERT: Lively musical performances by 1,000 high-school students from patriotic national marching bands. Marine Corps Quantico Band also performs. Outdoor at Times Square; 9 am; Free. VETERANS RESOURCE FAIR: Daylong activities include guest speakers and panel discussion regarding benefits, counseling, mental health, traumatic brain injury), The U.S. Navy Band Pop Ensemble will perform.10 am–6 pm. Brooklyn Central Library at Grand Army Plaza; Contact Brenda Bentt-Peters (718) 230– 2792; Free. JOb FAIR: “Be a hero, hire a hero career expo.” Job opportunities for veterans. 10 am–3 pm. U.S. Army Garrison Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn. Call Jeff Klare at (973)
234–5597 for info.
veteraNs Day PARADE: 2014 Veterans Day Parade. Largest Veterans Day Parade in the country begins at Madison Square Park in Manhattan following opening ceremonies at 10 am. Parade proceeds up Fifth Avenue; www.americasparade.org; Free. STREET FAIR: Following Veterans Day Parade on 56th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues in Manhattanl; Free. PERFORmANCE: Basetrack. En Garde Arts theater company collaborates with corpsmen from First Battalion-Eight Marines reveals the complex truths of the modern military experience. 7:30 pm. Brooklyn Academy of Music. 30 Lafayatte Ave. at Ashland Place, Brooklyn; For tickets, call Anne Hamburger at (323) 528–6434. CONCERT AND FILm: St. George Theatre Orchestra celebrates veterans. “From Here to Eternity” screened. 6 pm. St. George Theatre, 35 Hyatt St., Staten Island. Call (718) 442–2900 for tickets. $20.
November 12, 2014 PERFORmANCE: Basetrack. See listing on Nov. 11.
November 13, 2014 PERFORmANCE: Basetrack. See listing on Nov. 11.
November 14, 2014 PERFORmANCE: Basetrack. See listing on Nov. 11.
November 15, 2014 PERFORmANCE: Basetrack. See listing on Nov. 11.
How to show your appreciation C
ivilians who join the military find their lives change forever upon entering the service. The armed forces shape a person, teaching discipline, humility, bravery, and many other life lessons. Joining the military often means making substantial personal sacrifices, as servicemen and women are typically called away from their families and the comforts of home. Many grateful Americans want to show their appreciation to those who risk their lives to defend their country, but they may not always know how. The following are a number of ways you can show your appreciation to members of the military: Thank a service member. If you see a person in uniform, thank him for his service to the country. Use the person’s title if you can identify rank, or simply use the respectful terms of “sir” or “madam.” Though a simple gesture, a verbal token of gratitude can go a long way toward brightening a soldier’s day. Volunteer with a veter-
an’s association. Volunteering is another way to show veterans and active service members how much you appreciate the sacrifices they have made. Volunteer at a veteran’s hospital or help to organize an event that’s commemorating the efforts of local veterans and active service members. Propose an event to honor local service members. Petition a town council for a special parade to honor your community’s military personnel, including veterans and active-duty members. Raise funds. Fund-raisers are another way to show military members how much you appreciate their service. Collect money for a militarybased scholarship, asking a local high school or university to establish the scholarship in the name of a local veteran or active-duty service member. Lend an ear. Provide a forum in which a serviceman or woman can share his or her story. Soldiers can offer unique insight on issues that affect civilians, and the community can benefit from servicemen
The origin of Veterans Day
ate a service member’s efforts, offer to lend a hand around his house. This can make life easier on a service man or woman’s spouse, and your companionship may provide a world of good. You can even go the extra mile by organizing a military spouse appreciation night at a nearby church or recreation hall. Offer free babysitting and provide refreshments and entertainment. Publicly display your patriotism. Active-duty service members and veterans joined the military to defend our way of life, and you can show pride for your country and appreciation for their efThere are a number of ways to show your appreciation to the men and forts by hanging a flag outside of your home. women who defend our country. Pick up the tab. Surprise a person in uniform by paying and women who share their oldier.com can ensure your for his meal at a restaurant. It’s stories. When hosting a com- packages make their way into a simple gesture, but it shows munity event, ask a soldier to the hands of soldiers. how much you appreciate that be a keynote speaker. Help an active-duty ser- service member’s sacrifice. Send gifts to active mil- vice member’s family. Spouses Gestures that show miliitary. Make care packages of active-duty military person- tary personnel how much you or write cards and thank you nel often must handle all of the appreciate them need not be notes to stationed troops. Or- chores that come with manag- lavish. Any and all expresganizations like the USO, Mil- ing a household on their own. sions of gratitude can make a itary-Missions.org or AnyS- To show how much you appreci- world of difference.
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How the celebration came to be
he origins of Veterans Day can be traced to the ending of World War I nearly a century ago. Known at the time as “The Great War,” World War I officially ended on June 28, 1919 with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles in France. But the fighting had actually ended seven months earlier when an armistice between the Allies and Germany went into effect on Nov. 11, 1918. The following November United States President Woodrow Wilson declared Nov. 11 “Armistice Day” in honor of the cessation of the hostilities, and the day became a federal holiday in 1938. That act was amended in 1954 after veterans service organizations, in recognition of the efforts of soldiers who fought in World War II, asked that the day be renamed “Veterans Day” so it honored all soldiers and not just those who fought in World War I.
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lost Purple heart returning to soldier’s family By ChriS Carola ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Just a toddler when her father was killed in Vietnam, Robyn DeCuffa was devastated when his Purple Heart medal disappeared from her Syracuse-area home years ago. “The medal was really all that I did have from my father,” said DeCuffa, a 51-year-old mother of eight from Cortland in central New York. On Tuesday, DeCuffa and her mother will be reunited with Pfc. Thomas McGraw’s Purple Heart, awarded after his death in an ambush in Vietnam on Feb. 1, 1966, while serving in the Army’s 1st Cavalry Division. Sarah Dallas, McGraw’s widow, gave
DeCuffa her father’s Army medals and a photo album from his military service when she was 18. Years later, the Purple Heart disappeared while she was living outside Syracuse, where her father grew up. DeCuffa said someone likely stole the medal, but she wouldn’t elaborate. “It was a part of him I could physically hang on to,” she said. “It was devastating when it was missing.” In the early 1990s, Jason Galloway found a Purple Heart on the playground at his suburban Syracuse elementary school. He later handed it in to the front office. Although McGraw’s name was engraved on the back, apparently no ef-
the medal was given back to Jason, who brought it home. Karen Galloway, Jason’s mother, said the medal mostly sat in a drawer in the kitchen of her family’s home in Liverpool. Every now and then, her husband would search the InterPfc. Thomas McGraw was killed in net in an effort Vietnam on Feb. 1, 1966 and the to locate McGraw Purple Heart medal awarded posthu- and return the mously disappeared from his daugh- medal, but had no luck finding ter’s Syracuse-area home years ago. any information. On Veterans Day, his daughter Robyn “We didn’t put DeCuffa and her mother will be re- tons and tons of united with his medal. effort into it,” she AP / Courtesy of Robyn DeCuffa said. Then, last fort was made to return Christmas, the now it to its owner. When 34-year-old Jason and school ended for the year, his wife were visiting
from the Washington, D.C., area. Galloway’s daughter-in-law saw the medal and asked why the family had it since Jason, an Air Force veteran, hadn’t been wounded during his four-year service. Told the story of how it was found at the school, Jason’s wife said it would be “cool” to find its owner. Weeks later, the daughter-inlaw called to say she had seen a local news story on Purple Hearts Reunited, a Vermont-based organization that returns lost or stolen military medals to veterans or their families. Karen Galloway contacted the founder, Zachariah Fike, who traced the medal’s origins and located DeCuffa, a manager for
Capital Region OffTrack Betting, and Dallas, who lives in Mexico, New York. “It almost feels like a miracle that this is being returned,” said DeCuffa, whose second-oldest son is an Army veteran and whose second-oldest daughter is in the Air Force. Fike will return the medal to DeCuffa and Dallas during a ceremony being held at the Cavalry Club, a former National Guard campturned-golf club in Manlius, outside Syracuse. Galloway and her husband plan to be there. “I’m so excited about it,” she said. “He lost his life and I think that it’s really important that it gets back to his family.”
Queens bP Katz honors those who served B orough President Melinda Katz will accompany a group of Queens veterans, including members of the American Legion Queens County Post, the Rocco Moretto VFW Post in Astoria, Samaritan Village, Inc. Ed Thompson Veteran’s Center, the United States Navy, and student vets from LaGuardia Community college, in the 95th annual Veterans Day pa-
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home. Now, it will once more be carried into service, this time by veterans who have bravely served our nation and are justly honored for their service and their sacrifice,” Borough President Adams said. “I am honored to take part in this small gesture of our borough’s ev-
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rade up Fifth Avenue on Nov. 11. The Borough President also is hosting a Veterans Day Observance Ceremony in the Veterans Memorial Garden at Borough Hall on Nov. 6. Borough President Katz will speak at the ceremony, which is followed by an indoor reception. The ceremony is open to the public, and RSVPs should be made by contacting Dan Brown at
email@example.com. “I look forward to our office’s inaugural Veterans Day Observance Ceremony and to marching in the Veterans Day parade because these events will give us the opportunity to pay tribute to those who have served our country in uniform, including those who made the ultimate sacrifice,” said Borough President Katz. “I commend the United War Veterans
President Melinda Katz, left, with Susan Stockmar of the United States Navy Veteran United War Veterans Council
Council for organizing the annual parade and for all the Council does to support and serve America’s veterans, who have done so much to safeguard our nation at home and abroad.” Rocco Moretto, a local Queens veteran who landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day, will continue his tradition of participating in America’s Parade. “Borough President Katz has always been a solid supporter of veterans, and it is important for others to follow her example in recognizing the importance of a strong support system for our vets,” Mr. Moretto said.
erlasting appreciation for our veteran community, and I am committed to using my role as Borough President to advance their general welfare with the support and resources they deserve,” Adams added. Marine Sgt. Carlton Richardson, who served in Operation Desert Storm, was one of the representatives who received the flag, along with Marine Sgt. Shamar
Thomas, who served two tours in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. “As a proud Marine, OIF veteran, and as someone who grew up in Brooklyn, I am truly honored to participate in the flag ceremony with the Borough President Adams and these distinguished veterans groups,” Sgt. Thomas said upon receiving the Brooklyn flag. “Like this flag, our nations’ veter-
ans and their families wear the scars of war, prompting us to never forget. As we walk up Fifth Avenue during the Veterans Day parade, we must never forget those who have come before us, who have made the ultimate sacrifice to ensure that freedom persists. Semper Fi.” “I was born and raised in Brooklyn and served in the US Army during the Vietnam War,” said
will be hosting the “Saluting Our Veterans” Veterans Resource Fair & U.S. Navy Band Concert in the Grand Army Plaza headquarters of the Brooklyn Public Library on Nov. 10 from 10 am to 6 pm. The fair, which is open to the public, offers opportunities for veterans and their families to learn about resources ranging from healthcare benefits to business opportunities.
Patrick Gualtieri, executive director of the United War Veterans Council, which produces the Veterans Day Parade. “I am honored to be here today with Borough President Adams, and those proud veterans who represent the more than 52,000 Brooklyn veterans from all eras living in our great borough. In addition to the flag ceremony, the United War Veteran’s Council
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“personal assistant to the two guys who run Barney’s.” One man exiting the poll site, a Village-area psychotherapist who requested anonymity due to his profession, said, “I voted all Democratic, but I voted for Meadows.” “I feel like Glick is a little bit too entrenched,” he said. “I want to see change, somebody...with new ideas. I was a bit ambivalent about it because Glick has been good for Downtown and well-meaning. But I think we need new blood. She’s had a long run. The [park] air-rights issue was an issue for me, actually, and the sensitivity to sexual-abuse issues in Albany.” “I hate them all,” muttered a jewelry designer who only gave her first name, Elaine, as she left P.S. 41. She was munching on a $1 brownie she had bought inside to help support the school. “I don’t trust anybody...except Jerry Nadler. Cuomo, he’s never come out against fracking, but I don’t want a Republican to win. So my sister said I should vote for the other guy,” she said. Hawkins? “Yeah!” Her sister also said not to vote for
Glick, she added. “I don’t know why...so, I voted for the other guy.” Meadows? “Yeah!” She bemoaned N.Y.U.’s “tearing down the Village” and the loss of St. Vincent’s Hospital. “There are just so many problems,” the woman said. “And the real estate people always win. The Chelsea Market, they put that f------ thing on top.” One young man, sporting dark sunglasses and a bushy black beard, said, “I don’t like Deborah Glick, but I like Brad Hoylman. I don’t like Kathy Hochul [for lieutenant governor] on the ballot with Cuomo. I like Jerry Nadler.” Asked why he doesn’t like Glick, he said it’s because he supports the N.Y.U. mega-development plan on the South Village superblocks. Glick is the lead plaintiff in a community lawsuit against the project. “I voted for her. I didn’t like the alternatives,” he said. “It makes sense in terms of the long-term health of the area,” he said of the “N.Y.U. 2031” project. “The superblocks are ugly.” A husband and wife — 30-year Village residents, both teachers — said they voted Working Families Party
Eugenia Fiammetta, a poll worker at P.S. 41, said she voted for Cuomo on the Women’s Equality Party line. “Cuomo, No. 1, all the way!” she said, as she proudly wore a W.E.P. T-shirt. “I go based by family — I followed his father — and women’s rights. She grew up on E. 11th St., she said, “right next to Veniero’s.”
all the way. “I like Cuomo,” the man said, “but I wanted to send a message that he needs to be more progressive.” What about Meadows — whose name was all the way at the right? “I didn’t even see Meadows,” the
man said. Jared Cohen, a records retainer, similarly said he voted “Working Families Party down the line,” plus for Hawkins. “Fracking is a big issue, his delaying on it,” he said of Cuomo, “cutting a deal with the Working Families Party, then stabbing them in the back by putting up this grassroots pseudo-party, the Women’s Equality Party.” A native Villager, he attended P.S. 41 as a kid. He said his father was radical attorney Stanley Q. Cohen — who defended Black Liberation Army member Assata Shakur, who was convicted for murder but escaped to Cuba. His mother was the manager at the old Waverly Inn. Speaking of having roots, he said he voted for Kathryn Freed for State Supreme Court, but didn’t fill in the circles for any other judicial candidates since he knew nothing about the rest. “I recognized her name,” Cohen said. “I’ve seen reportage on her. I never saw anything negative about her. I think she was a community board member and a city councilmember. So she paid her dues — and for that she deserves support.”
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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF BW 54 MARKETING GROUP, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/17/14. 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 Andrew Heiberger, 1 Central Park West, 31B, NY, NY 10023. Purpose: any lawful activities. Vil: 11/06 - 12/11/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF 149 DECOUPLING LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/28/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: 316 W. 118 St., NY, NY 10026. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Lorraine Carroll, c/o Artimus Construction Inc. at the princ. office of the LLC. Purpose: Real estate. Vil: 11/06 - 12/11/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF AH 54, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/17/14. 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 Andrew Heiberger, 1 Central Park West, 31B, NY, NY 10023. Purpose: any lawful activities. Vil: 11/06 - 12/11/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF 167 MOTT, LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/23/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 10/21/14. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP, 1350 Broadway, 11th Fl., NY, NY 10018. DE addr. of LLC: Corporation Service Co., 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 11/06 - 12/11/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF 21 EAST 26TH STREET LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/17/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil:11/06 - 12/11/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF BLUE COMPASS CAPITAL MANAGEMENT Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 10/28/14. 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: Blue Compass Capital Management, 7 Park Ave #46, New York, NY 10016. Purpose: To engage in any lawful act or activity. Vil: 11/06 -12/11/2014
NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF BOP NORTH COVE MARINA LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 10/29/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 250 Vesey St., 15th Fl., New York, NY 10281. LLC formed in DE on 10/27/14. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o Corporation Service Company, 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE addr. of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Vil: 11/06 - 12/11/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF ATOM MEDICAL USA, LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 9/30/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in PA on 2/26/14. NY 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. PA and principal business address: 100 Bradford Rd., Ste. 300, Wexford, PA 15090. Cert. of Org. filed with PA Sec. of Commonwealth, 206 North Office Bldg., Harrisburg, PA 17120. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Vil: 11/06 - 12/11/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF 211 MADISON STREET OWNERS LLC Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 5/19/14. 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: CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 11/06 - 12/11/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF 158 WEST 27TH STREET OWNER, LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 10/14/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 7501 Wisconsin Ave., Ste. 1300W, Bethesda, MD 20814. LLC formed in DE on 10/8/14. 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: 11/06 - 12/11/2014
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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 T15 HOSPITALITY LLC Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 3/6/14. Office location: NY County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o The Restaurant Group, 1350 Ave. of the Americas, NY, NY 10019, principal business address. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 10/23 - 11/27/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF DSTG SERVICES, LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 10/3/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in DE on 9/29/14. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Vil: 10/23 - 11/27/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF GEIER HOLDINGS LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 9/30/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 70 E. 55th St., 15th Fl., NY, NY 10022. LLC formed in VA on 5/3/05. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. VA addr. of LLC: CT Corporation System, 4701 Cox Rd., Ste. 285, Glen Allen, VA 23060. Cert. of Org. filed with VA Clerk of the Commission, 1111 E. Broad St., Richmond, VA 23219. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Vil: 10/23 - 11/27/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF RSM NORTH AMERICA LLC Application for Authority filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 10/03/2014. Office location: NY County. SSNY has been designated as an agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. The address to which SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC is to: c/o RSM North America LLC, 111 Fulton Street, Suite 818, New York, NY 10038. Purpose: To engage in any lawful act or activity. Vil: 10/23 - 11/27/2014 NOTICE OF 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 AMAT 509 LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/06/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 10/16 - 11/20/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF 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 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 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 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 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 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 DERRIS KIER PARTNERS LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/30/14. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 3 Columbus Circle, Ste. 1402, NY, NY 10019. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Vil: 10/16 - 11/20/2014
NOTICE OF FORMATION OF PJ MANAGEMENT SERVICES LLC Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 10/1/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 712 5th Ave., 47th Fl., NY, NY 10019. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Vil: 10/16 - 11/20/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF 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 AOK TURF LLC Articles of Organization filed with the Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/10/14. Office location: New York County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to the LLC, 505 W. 54th St., Apt. 817, New York, NY10019. Purpose: To engage in any lawful act or activity. Vil: 10/09 - 11/13/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF AOK HOLDINGS LLC Articles of Organization filed with the Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/10/14. Office location: New York County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to the LLC, 505 W. 54th St., Apt.817 New York, NY 10019. Purpose: To engage in any lawful act or activity. Vil: 10/09 - 11/13/2014 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 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 QUALIFICATION OF BLACKSTONE SENFINA ADVISORS L.L.C. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/29/14. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 06/20/14. Princ. office of LLC: 345 Park Ave., 28th Fl., NY, NY 10154. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the princ. office of the LLC. The regd. agent of the company upon whom and at which process against the company can be served is Peter Koffler, 345 Park Ave., 28th Fl., NY, NY 10154. DE addr. of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of the State of DE, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 10/09 - 11/13/2014 PROFESSIONAL LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY NOTICE OF FORMATION OF A PROFESSIONAL SERVICE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (PLLC) NAME: SHEMTOV UROLOGY LLC Articles of Organization filed by the Department of State of New York on: 09/15/2014. Office location: County of New York. Purpose: Medicine. Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: 524 East 72nd Street, Apt. 38C, New York, NY 10021 Vil: 10/09 - 11/13/2014 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 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
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 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 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 SCHUETTE ESQ. SERVICES PLLC Arts. of Org. filed w/ Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/29/14. Office location: NY Cty. SSNY designated as agt of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: 124 E84th St. #7C, NY, NY 10028. Purpose: practice the profession of law. Vil: 10/09 - 11/13/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF 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 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 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 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 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
NOTICE OF FORMATION OF 151 WEST 75TH STREET LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/23/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: 153 W. 75th St., NY, NY 10023. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 10/02 - 11/06/2014 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF 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 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 FORMATION OF ENERFIELDS AMERICA, LLC Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 06/20/14. p Office location: NY County. SSNY has been designated as an agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. The address to which SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC is to: Enerfields America LLC, 108E 96th Street Apt. 17D, New York, NY 10128. Purpose: To engage in any lawful act or activity. Vil: 10/02 -11/06/2014 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF VIVINT SOLAR FUND 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
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NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF VIVINT SOLAR FUND XI PROJECT COMPANY, LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 8/29/14. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 4931 N. 300 W., Provo, UT 84604. LLC formed in DE on 6/20/14. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE addr. of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Vil: 10/02 - 11/06/2014 NOTICE OF 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 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 an on-premise license, #TBA has been applied for by Triple Bar LLC d/b/a International Bar to sell beer, wine and liquor at retail in an on premises establishment. For on premises consumption under the ABC law at 122 First Avenue NY, NY 10009. Vil: 11/06 - 11/13/2014 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an on-premise license, #TBA has been applied for by Georgia’s Eastside BBQ Inc. d/b/a Georgia’s Eastside BBQ to sell beer, wine and liquor at retail in an on premises establishment. For on premises consumption under the ABC law at 192 Orchard Street NY, NY 10002. Vil: 11/06 -11/13/2014
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Why playing fall ball is cool in so many ways SPORTS BY FRANK SARACINO
t’s mid-August and time to start thinking about co-ed Majors Division fall baseball. Fall baseball? It’s still summer! No matter. Labor Day is around the corner and fall baseball will be starting soon. On a day in late August, out goes an e-mail blast telling the Greenwich Village Little League parents that it’s time to sign up. It’s the Tuesday after Labor Day and the league coordinators must go to work monitoring registrations, soliciting manager candidates, determining how many teams we can field, making up the teams, and setting the schedule. The first game is on Sept. 13, less than two weeks away. Fast-forward to the present, and it’s now November, and there are three games left, weather permitting. I sit here thinking: Where did the season go? Why do we play baseball in the fall, if it’s a spring sport? Did we have fun? Did we learn anything? Is it too cold to play the rest of our schedule? First, some background. Every year, G.V.L.L. holds a 10- or 11-week fall baseball season with games at J.J. Walker Field and Pier 40. The level of play is Little League Majors, coed and, age levels 9 to 12. Yes, quite a wide age range, which makes for an interesting mix of talent, size and experience. In addition to G.V.L.L. families, the league opens registration to kids from the Downtown Little League and Peter Stuyvesant Little League. For the 2014 season, the league has successfully fielded six teams with roughly 13 kids per team. Five of the managers are from G.V.L.L. with one from D.L.L. The fall season is purely recreational, not competitive. We don’t keep standings and there are no playoffs or trophies. We focus on instruction and playing for the love of the game. However, we play full games, employ umpires and everyone wants to win. It’s great for the younger kids, ages 9 and 10, since it gives them a chance to play with Majors Division-level rules — such as stealing and advancing bases on passed balls or wild pitches — without the pressure of the regular season. For the older kids, fall is a time to hone their skills and try out new positions. Over all, we help prepare kids for the upcoming spring season, in which the games are more competitive. Most important, fall ball is a lot of fun. We aim to teach. Thus, managers can call a timeout after a play, then come on the field to give instruction TheVillager.com
Cool kids enjoy playing fall ball in the crisp autumn air.
to a fielder, hitter or base runner. We also encourage many of the experienced players to assist with midgame instruction. The older kids help position the younger infielders and outfielders. They also give pointers, reminding the less-experienced players what to do when the ball is hit to them. This rapport is appreciated by both the younger and older kids. The balance of fun and competition is always a delicate one. We want our kids to be competitive, but not to the point where the games are no longer fun. Fall baseball gives the kids the benefit of both in an instructional environment. So, thinking about my original questions: Where did the season go? Life moves forward quickly and our kids are growing up too fast. Why do we play baseball in the fall, if it’s a spring sport? Love of the game, a desire to improve and to have fun. Did we have fun? The kids and coaches alike answer, Yes, whenever asked. Did we learn anything? Clearly, we did. This is evident in the younger kids’ improved level of play. Is it too cold to play the rest of our schedule? Likely, yes…but, let’s see… . Saracino coordinates G.V.L.L.’s spring Majors A Division and fall Majors Division, and is also the G.V.L.L. treasurer and a longtime manager.
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