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With nets, spray and force, police crack down on march BY JEFFERSON SIEGEL Police and marchers from the Occupy Wall Street movement clashed last Saturday in and around Union Square. More than 80 people were arrested, including passersby and members of the press. All spent the night in jail, many having been swept up in police netting on E. 12th St. The Occupy Wall Street encampment is based in Zuccotti Park, also referred to as Liberty Park, near the World Trade Center site. The previous week the protesters had marched several times near Wall St. With the encampment in its eighth day, the participants turned their sights northward. Hundreds wended their way through Tribeca and the Village as they headed toward Union Square, historically a destination for protests and public speaking. As in their previous marches, the demonstrators were peaceful, more concerned with disseminating their message than with exhibiting defiance. Chanting, “Banks got bailed out! We got sold out!” they approached Union Square around 2 p.m. After a brief pause, the crowd started to return Downtown. They began spilling off the sidewalks when police suddenly moved in. Rheannone Ball, 19 from Brooklyn, was in the street when a police commander threw his arm around her neck. Several of the marchers tried grabbing her arms to pull her away and a brief tug of war ensued. Moments later Ball was thrown to the ground and police piled onto her. “His arm is around my throat. I was panicking,” she recounted the next day. “I was screaming my name so that someone knows I’m getting arrested.” The situation quickly escalated as police began unfurling orange netting, attempting to encircle the crowd, first along the triangular-shaped park east of the square, then along 14th St. With their progress blocked, marchers found themselves being diverted back toward University Place. Police started grabbing more people. A man was lying face down in handcuffs in the middle of 14th St. and University Place

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C.B. 2 angered after N.Y.U. goes to the media first BY ALBERT AMATEAU New York University’s proposal that the city Parks Department take over two city-owned green strips on the east and west sides of the university’s northern superblock provoked conflicting responses from elected officials and Village civic associations. The university announced at a Sept. 15 news conference that it would modify its original proposal to acquire the strips along Mercer St. and LaGuardia

Place between W. Third and Bleecker Sts. and support a Parks Department takeover from the city Department of Transportation. But the university wants easements that would allow access across the strips and permit construction beneath them in conjunction with the long-term NYU 2031 redevelopment plan for its two superblocks. Critics focused on two main issues: the easements

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State health agency, board hear debate on St. Vincent’s site

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An Occupy Wall Street marcher is taken down to the ground by police and cuffed near Union Square on Saturday.

as shoppers stepped around him. With a large orange net unfurled, police began sprinting down University Place. In the resulting chaos, some marchers were forced onto the sidewalk while others were grabbed in the middle of the street and cuffed. At 12th St. people found themselves blocked in all directions by lines

BY ALBERT AMATEAU It was all about St. Vincent’s from morning till night last Thursday. At 10 a.m. on Sept. 22, the state Health Planning Council heard testimony on the conversion of St. Vincent’s O’Toole Pavilion on the west side of Seventh Ave. into a comprehensive community health center with a free-standing emergency department to be operated by North ShoreLong Island Jewish Health

of police and netting. A police commander grabbed a man from the crowd and, violently twisting his arm, forced him to the pavement, where several other officers pounced on him. As more struggles broke out, many found their only escape by walking west on 12th St.

System. Later that day, at the 6 p.m. Community Board 2 meeting, opponents and supporters debated the Rudin Organization’s proposed redevelopment of the former hospital’s east campus into a 450-unit condo residential complex. In a joint statement to the Health Planning Council, local elected officials said that while they were con-

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The plan would provide “24-hour emergency care and ambulatory surgery…”

“In a time of shrinking healthcare, this Comprehensive Care Center with a full-service E.D., run by a top regional hospital network, would go a long way toward helping meet our neighborhood’s healthcare needs.”

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“This project keeps a landmark modern building contributing to the neighborhood in a vital way and keeps much-needed medical services in the Greenwich Village community.”

“This project will also provide a much-needed boost to the small businesses and local economy of the Village.”

Leslie Monsky, Board Member, DOCOMOMO New York/Tri-State

Tony Juliano, President and Chair, Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce

“This project will restore muchneeded access to emergency care for all those who live and work on the Westside.” George Gresham, President, 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East

High-quality emergency services are coming back to our neighborhood. he planned North Shore-LIJ Comprehensive Care Center will restore the much-needed emergency and health services on the Westside. The state-of-the-art facility will open in the former St. Vincent’s Hospital space. Anchored by a 24/7 Emergency Department, the new center will also feature a full-service imaging center—including MRI, CT and x-ray services, a specialized ambulatory surgery facility and ambulance transport services. The healthcare the Westside needs and deserves is on its way.

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To find out more, visit www.WestsideHealthcareCoalition.com. Hon. Edward I. Koch and George Gresham, Co-Chairs.


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NOTEBOOK COOPER UNION BOOKSHOP REPORT: Bob Contant, co-owner of the beleaguered St. Mark’s Bookshop, reported that T.C. Westcott, a vice president at The Cooper Union, returned the store’s owners’ phone messages on Thurs., Sept. 23, a day after this newspaper reported on its rent plight. She said she passed on the bookstore’s information to The Cooper Union’s board of directors subcommittee of finance and business affairs, which will issue its report toward the end of October. Westcott gave no indication whether the report would be pass or fail, nor did she offer any advice to the bookstore’s owners. “She said they were taking it very seriously, and they wanted to examine it,� said St. Mark’s co-owner Terry McCoy. He noted that business has been great since newspaper articles and blogs have been written about their plight. (The first article was in this paper back in June by Aidan Gardiner. It was PEOPs cartoonist Fly who tipped us off about St. Mark’s dire financial straits. The store had been forced to lay off her and other part-time workers.) “The best thing would be to come in and buy a book,� McCoy urged. CITY CURBS STREET FAIRS: If you’ve noticed that the avenue-long street fairs are closing up early, you can thank the city for that. If you’ve also noticed that the side-street neighborhood block parties are packing up just when you’re waking up, you can blame the city for that. Whereas the corporate fairs give 20 percent of vendors’ profits to the city, the local events pay $15.50 (plus $45, if you have music), not a great deal of cash for the city’s coffers. Said one Village block association head, “The block party volunteers don’t get paid, and the money stays in the community to beautify the neighborhood. It’s a once-a-year event. Why are they treating grassroots associations that way? Schlock fairs is where they should be doing this.� And if it rains, hope for better weather next year: No more rain dates are being issued either. The vendors for these community events, most of whom live on the block, view these affairs as an urban yard sale, an opportunity to make a few bucks in this tight economy. But the new regs prohibit money from being exchanged before 12 noon and after 5 p.m., and the streets have to be cleared by 6 p.m., or a stiff fine will be issued. “The city doesn’t seem to understand that in our Village neighborhoods people sleep late, and the last hours of the afternoon are the most important. We are losing valuable time and money,� the block association head said. “It’s stupid and capricious.� So, Villagers, wake up and smell the bargains before they go back in the closet for another year.

SUPPORT FOR NEWSSTAND MAN: Jerry Delakas, who has been running the newsstand on the Astor Place triangle at E. Eighth and Lafayette Sts. for 25 years, came to the Community Board 2 meeting last week with some of his longtime customers, including Martin Tessler, a former board member. The community board passed a unanimous resolution supporting Jerry’s fight to stay in business. The city’s Department of Community Affairs wants to evict Jerry, 63, because he is not the newsstand’s legal franchise holder. But Jerry’s lawyer, Gil Santamarina, told the community board that D.C.A. has discretionary power to grant the franchise, even though Jerry has been operating the stand under an “illegal� agreement with the former franchise holder, who died last year. 9/11 AT THE MOVIES: Photographer/videographer Alex Harsley, 74, has been a presence on E. Fourth St. between Second and Third Aves. since 1973. His cluttered Fourth Street Photo Gallery, filled with iconic images lining the walls, was fabulous (and still is) way before Fourth Arts Block (FAB) was conceived. His latest offering, the awardwinning video feature “Shockwaves — 9/11 Revisited,� has been in the works (and reworked) for several years. The video evolved out of a story about the beginning of time entitled “The First Light.� It is infused with events from years before and after 9/11, with broadcasts of the morning of the attacks as a central point — WCBS and WNYC were the two remaining channels that continued broadcasting — integrated with the effects of the attack’s aftermath. The artists who appear in the video include David Hammonds, Robert Frank, Rod Rodgers, Willie Burch and John Farris. The screening takes place at the 6th St. and Ave. B Garden on Fri., Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. Be prepared to be fabbed.

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FAMILY FEUD AT N.A.C.: The National Arts Club, that sedate bastion of civility and culture, has lately been the site of a very uncivilized feud. Ousted president Aldon James has vowed to take back the club. But not on her watch, current president Dianne Bernhard vowed back. James, 66, was relieved of his duties in June after an internal probe revealed serious financial mismanagement. He, his twin brother, John, and a family friend are accused of availing themselves of sweetheart deals on almost 20 apartments and other spaces in the private Gramercy Park South club. They still maintain six apartments in the club and are fighting eviction by the board. After a court hearing on Tues., Sept. 20, James told DNAinfo, “We’re taking back the club,� but then backtracked and said, “Not me. I don’t want the presidency. The club belongs to the people.� Retorted Bernhard, “We wish Mr. James, his brother and their ‘family friend’ would spare the club the hardships of their longstanding pattern of lawsuits and vindictiveness that serve no other purpose than to drain the club of its precious resources.�

‘Low Line’ park planned under Delancey BY KHIARA ORTIZ Plans have come to light for the underground construction of what could be the next High Line in an abandoned Lower East Side trolley station under Delancey St. known as the Williamsburg Trolley Terminal. For now, its hopeful developers have dubbed the project the “Delancey Underground,� though it’s inevitable that New Yorkers will refer to it as the “Low Line.� James Ramsey, owner and founder of RAAD Studio, has collaborated with friend and co-founder Dan Barasch and R. Boykin Curry IV for the past two and a half years crafting this subterranean oasis to provide some greenery for a neighborhood deprived of flora. A fiber-optic lighting system paired with solar collectors on the street surface will transmit sunlight and generate energy to power the park, according to Ramsey’s design.

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Ramsey began his architecture career after graduating from Yale University and worked as a satellite engineer for NASA. Dominic Pisciotta, chairperson of Community Board 3, gave his approval to the project. “I think it’s a really great project and could be a great amenity for the community,� he said. “It could definitely attract visitors and could be a boon for local business.� The lease for the location is currently held by the M.T.A., and though the agency is willing to listen to Ramsey’s pitch, they will not contribute funds. The architect hopes to engage the community in an open discussion for what should be included in the plans and said the commencement of construction is “dependent on many factors.� “We want the park to be clearly for the Lower East Side,� said Ramsey.

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Post-St. Vincent’s debate continues on two fronts Continued from page 1 cerned about certain details of the planned health center, they acknowledged that it would provide significant community healthcare to the Lower West Side. Nevertheless, the local politicians said they would continue to advocate for a full-service acute-care hospital. The joint statement by City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, state Senator Tom Duane, Assemblymembers Deborah Glick and Richard Gottfried and Congressmember Jerrold Nadler also noted that the state Department of Health had found there was a continued need for St. Vincent’s up until its closure last year. But the politicians added that, “No experienced healthcare provider has yet put forth a credible proposal to re-establish a hospital on the site.” The elected officials, however, remained concerned about the Fire Department Emergency Medical Service protocols for delivering patients to the proposed health center and for transferring them to fullservice hospitals. Although the North Shore-L.I.J. emergency department would serve more than 90 percent of the patients who received treatment at the St. Vincent’s emergency room, ambulances would have to take some patients to other hospitals. “The [Department of Health] must not approve this application until and unless North Shore-L.I.J. and the Emergency Medical Service have established ambulance protocols,” the statement said. In addition, the elected officials suggested that the proposed O’Toole health center could also accommodate a full-service hospital at a later date. “A new full-service hospital remains our

goal. If the center is approved, we will continue to urge in the strongest possible way that North Shore-L.I.J. or another provider build upon the service [the health center] offers,” the statement said.

‘A new full-service hospital remains our goal. If the center is approved, we will continue to urge in the strongest possible way that North Shore-L.I.J. or another provider build upon the service [the health center] offers.’ Joint statement by politicians

Nevertheless, most people at the Health Planning hearing called for a full-service hospital and told the department to reject the North Shore-L.I.J. center. Members of the Coalition for a New Village Hospital submitted statements contending the proposed comprehensive care center and free-standing emergency department would inevitably put patients at risk. The coalition has submitted a petition with more than 2,000 signatures opposing the North Shore-L.I.J. center, as well as the

Rudin residential project on the east side of the avenue. Both the residential project and the North Shore-L.I.J. health center are part of the same current city uniform land use review procedure (ULURP) currently underway. At the C.B. 2 meeting, neighbors of the former hospital urged the community board not to recommend the zoning required to accommodate the large-scale residential development. Al Butzel, the attorney representing Protect the Village Historic District, which was founded three years ago in response to the Rudin plan, said, “The zoning is being manipulated in this case.” Rudin is seeking a rezoning that would increase development at the site by 40 percent more than ordinary residential zoning, Butzel noted. He said the group was also against a proposed underground parking garage, which would be the fourth one on W. 12th St. between Seventh and Sixth Aves. Gary Tomei, a member of Protect the Village Historic District, said the Rudin project would set a precedent for New York University’s request for large-scale development of its two superblocks in the South Village. Philip Schaeffer, a lawyer representing the W. 13th St. 100 Block Association, said that Rudin has not shown that the residential development would benefit the neighborhood. However, John Gilbert, chief operating officer of the Rudin Organization, pointed out that Rudin has guaranteed that space would be available for a 564-seat elementary school on the first six floors of the Foundling Hospital on Sixth Ave. and W. 17th St. The school space is guaranteed whether or not the residential project is approved.

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Graffitist stoops to depict summer of the rat Artwork on the side of a building stoop on E. Second St. near Second Ave. is either a wanted poster for East Village Public Enemy No. 1 or a celebration of one of the area’s most numerous groups of “residents.”

The Rudin-financed plan to create and maintain a 15,000-square-foot park on the triangle across W. 12th St. from the O’Toole building would be an important public benefit of the project, Gilbert added. More than 1,200 construction jobs and more than 500 permanent jobs — including 400 healthcare jobs — will result from the development on both sides of Seventh Ave. at 12th St., Gilbert said. Moreover, the application to build 590,660 square feet represents a 13 percent reduction from the 677,360 square feet of developed space currently on the site, Gilbert said. The project also has the backing of Local 1199, the union representing the city’s hospital employees. “This comprehensive project has our support because it will restore much-needed access to emergency care for everyone who lives and works on the West Side and would provide an opportunity for more than 400 caregivers to get back to what they do best, providing quality healthcare to those in need,” said Kevin Finnegan, 1199 political director, in a Sept. 22 statement on the Rudin-L.I.J. project. Andrea Goldwyn, representing the New York Landmarks Conservancy, told the community board that the conservancy reaffirmed its support of Rudin’s residential conversion on the east side of the avenue. Testifying in 2008 before the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission on the original version of the Rudin plan, the conservancy urged Rudin to lower the height of its proposed residential tower and to reuse some of its existing buildings, Goldwyn recalled. Rudin eventually reduced the height of the large tower from 266 to 203 feet and instead of all-new construction, decided to adapt and reuse four of the original existing hospital buildings on the east campus. “We appreciate the Rudin Organization’s responsiveness to both ours and the commission’s suggestions,” Goldwyn said. The Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce cited the economic benefit of both the residential project and the health center in its support of the project. “The closure of St. Vincent’s has had a devastating effect on our local economy,” said Tony Juliano, president of the chamber, in a statement last week. “The proposal put forth by the Rudins and North Shore-L.I.J. will return healthcare to the neighborhood and will also help bolster many existing businesses and spur other small businesses to come to the Village,” he said. Since St. Vincent’s closure in April 2010, more than 30 small businesses have closed their doors and many of the remaining nearby businesses have seen a devastating decline, Juliano said. Steve Rogers, a chamber member and owner of a neighborhood restaurant, said, “We’re very much looking forward to both the healthcare facility and the condo across the street. Let’s move on this, so it’s not delayed five or 10 years.”


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Fourth Arts Block cuts ribbon on renovated buildings BY KHIARA ORTIZ Last Saturday’s FAB! Festival featured the ribbon-cutting “Curtains Up” ceremony for three multiarts facilities on E. Fourth St. The publicly funded projects include the Rod Rodgers Dance and Duo Multicultural Arts Center, The Shop and 64E4. Funders and supporters of the buildings’ renovations were thanked and honored, along with Borough President Scott Stringer, Councilmember Rosie Mendez and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Along with the BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) district in Brooklyn, E. Fourth St. between the Bowery and Second Ave. is New York City’s only other officially designated cultural district. Since 2006, the city has committed more than $20 million to the renovation of six of the arts facilities on the block. The building that is now home to the Rod Rodgers Dance Company and DUO Theatre at 62 E. Fourth St. used to be “boarded-up and graffitied,” said Tamara Greenfield, executive director of FABnyc. “Now they can be really proud and people will get a sense that things are happening.” “The renovation of 64 E. Fourth will almost triple our cultural programming offerings to our community,” added Jose Cheo Oliveras, artistic director of Teatro Circulo. “We will be able to present more than 25 theatrical productions, increase the amount of our classes and workshops, and even open a forum for local companies to use our spaces as their performing venue.” Sharing the space are the IATI Theater and Paradise Factory. The third building, owned by New York Theatre Workshop, is at 72 E. Fourth St. and is New York State’s first urban industrial cultural “green” building to meet gold-level LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)

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Councilmember Rosie Mendez speaking at the FAB! Festival this past weekend.

standards. It was constructed using manufactured materials with recycled content and wood from well-managed forests to meet sustainable design principles. NYTW intends to attain the same level of green standards in its daily operations.

Greenfield is excited about upcoming events, especially the second annual East Village Eats festival on Sat., Oct. 22. For $29 Village foodies can embark on a self-guided tasting tour at 12 to 15 different local restaurants and bars.

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N.Y.U. official cites ‘lack of civility’ at C.B. 2 Continued from page 1 and the fact that N.Y.U. did not confer with Community Board 2 about its new plans. Community Board 2 last week rejected the proposal saying, “The easements would allow for long-term, temporary closing of the two park strips.” The board also wanted an evaluation of legal issues pertaining to the transfer of the strips and the granting of easements across them. The board resolution also finds fault with the orientation of the two strips. “While publicly accessible, all the new open space included in the proposal would be inward-facing with a university campus look and feel, not befitting the character of the community,” the resolution says. Regarding the process, the resolution complains that N.Y.U. did not work with C.B. 2 on developing the plan or even talk to the board about it, “although they did consult with other advocacy organizations.” The resolution added, “[The] C.B. 2 board admonished N.Y.U. for not discussing the issue prior to its announcement to the media, which could be interpreted as a cynical attempt to manipulate the wider public.” The resolution urged the university to work with the community on strategies to transfer a total of four park strips on its two superblocks to the Parks Department to

preserve them as a much-used and cherished public open space. Councilmember Margaret Chin’s Office said, “While the councilmember appreciates that N.Y.U. has been listening to what the community has set as priorities, she still feels there is a lot to talk about and will meet with the university, community board and affected community groups as the process unfolds.” State Senator Tom Duane said this week that he thought N.Y.U. showed bad faith making its decision without engaging the community board. “Negotiating by press release is a terrible idea,” Duane said. He also suggested that there is no guarantee that the public would have access to the park strips in the foreseeable future because of construction. Alicia Hurley, N.Y.U. vice president for government relations and community engagement, replied that she was disappointed with the “fixation” on process over substance. “We’re proposing to make the strips parkland. That’s a good thing,” she said. “It’s hard for us not to notice the lack of civility with which we are treated when we do go before the community board. We understand that, to some extent, it comes with the territory, but that doesn’t make it right and it doesn’t seem especially productive,” Hurley said.

Lawrence Goldberg, president of Friends of LaGuardia Place, said, “I’m anxious for the strips to be part of the Parks Department, but I find the current proposal with a requirement for access easements to be unacceptable because it would result in the ultimate destruction of the park.” Alyson Beha, of New Yorkers for Parks, a citywide parks advocacy group, said N.Y.U. has been consulting with the organization on the Mercer St. strip. “Our priority is to ensure that there is no alienation of park land,” she said. Although the strips have been the responsibility of the city Department of Transportation, they have been used as park space for many years. The group wants to make sure that N.Y.U. reaches a binding neighborhood maintenance agreement for the strips, Beha said. “Alienation,” in terms of park property, means removing it from city ownership or public use. Andrew Berman, executive director of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, called the N.Y.U. proposal a “sham parks plan.” He said the easements would allow N.Y.U. to build under the parks, dig through them to the underground space at any time and to use the strips for construction staging.

“By N.Y.U.’s own admission, these parks would be closed to the public for years at a time,” said Berman. The G.V.S.H.P. director is a longtime critic of the NYU 2031 plan to add 2.5 million square feet of development to its two superblocks, bounded by LaGuardia Place and Mercer, Houston and W. Third Sts. In a letter to local and city officials, Berman urged that the university’s expansion plans not be approved. The Community Action Alliance on NYU 2031, headed by Terri Cude and Martin Tessler, was equally critical. “The easements mean that our parkland will be destroyed since you cannot build beneath without removing everything on top,” the alliance response says. Mature trees, parkland, play space and open green areas would give way to “construction sites, diesel fumes, dirt, noise, vermin and all that goes with them,” the alliance says. The alliance also wants two other strips to become Parks property: the one that includes the dog run at Mercer and Houston Sts. on the southern superblock, and the other along Mercer St. between W. Third and W. Fourth Sts., just north of the north superblock, where the university built its cogeneration plant underground.

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‘Rape cop’ cleared on drugs BY JEFFERSON SIEGEL On Monday morning, former Ninth Precinct Police Officer Kenneth Moreno arrived at Manhattan Supreme Court for the start of his trial on drug possession charges. Moreno and his former partner, Franklin Mata, who became known as the “Rape Cops,” were acquitted in May on charges of raping an extremely intoxicated East Village woman in her E. 13th St. apartment. However, they were found guilty of official misconduct and subsequently fired from the department. Moreno faced the drug possession charge because, after his arrest on the rape charge, police found a quantity of heroin in

his precinct locker. In a surprise move that stunned everyone in court, prosecutor Coleen Balbert announced that the people were dropping the drug charges. “There is no criminal justice purpose served to proceed on the two misdemeanors,” Balbert told Judge Gregory Carro. In the photo above, as Balbert said the charges were being dropped, Moreno reacted by closing his eyes, bowing his head and clasping his hands together in a prayer-like gesture. Moreno still faces a year in jail for the official misconduct charge. His lawyer, Joseph Tacopina, is currently appealing that decision.


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POLICE BLOTTER West Village robbery Police arrested one of two suspects in the robbery of a victim on the southwest corner of Eighth Ave. and W. Fourth St. around 3:30 a.m. Fri., Sept. 23. Ramel Davis, 23, and an accomplice not apprehended, threatened the 19-year-old victim and forced him to surrender an iPhone and a Humboldt watch valued at $27,000, police said.

Transit officer punched A Transit police officer wrote out a summons to Ryan Conlon for jumping the turnstile at the W. Fourth St. subway station at 2:09 a.m. Sat., Sept. 24, but the suspect tore it up and flung it to the floor, police said. When the officer started to arrest him, Conlon punched him in the face and flailed his arms to avoid being handcuffed, police said. Conlon was charged with assaulting a peace officer, resisting arrest and theft of services.

N.Y.U. security punched A New York University security guard asked a man who was lying on the sidewalk in front of the N.Y.U. building at 31 Washington Place and blocking pedestrian traffic on Friday afternoon Sept. 13 to move along. The suspect, Tucker Mowatt, 22, flew into a rage and punched the guard, police said. The suspect is charged with assaulting a peace officer.

Another officer punched A police officer told a woman who was standing in the middle of the intersection of University Place and E. 12th St. at 2 p.m. Sat., Sept. 24, to get on the sidewalk. The suspect, Sean Vincent, 28, refused, punched the officer on the side of the head and flailed her arms to avoid being handcuffed, police said. Vincent was charged with assaulting a peace officer.

Mother killer attacks again Neal Essex, indicted for the Sept. 17 daylight strangulation and rape of a woman in her 60s on E. Sixth St., was living in a nearby group home sponsored by the state Department of Mental Hygiene after his release from locked institutions. Essex nearly killed the woman in the East Village incident. Twenty-seven years ago, he beat his mother to death in their Brooklyn home during an argument, according to a New York Post article. His release to the group home was the unanimous recommendation of the state

Attorney General’s Office and the Brooklyn district attorney, subject to continued monitoring by mental hygiene officials.

May 24 around 3 p.m. in his uncle’s 17th -floor apartment at 444 Second Ave. at E. 25th St. in Kips Bay, was reclassified on Fri., Sept. 23. The child’s uncle, Luis Melendez, 34, was charged with murder, reckless endangerment and acting in a manner to injure a child. Melendez had acknowledged to police at the time that he had shaken the infant.

Dead woman ID’d Graffiti bust Police arrested Anthony Thompson, 26, on the southeast corner of Hudson and Clarkson Sts. at City-as-School at 2:10 a.m. Wed., Sept. 21. The suspect was spraypainting a wall, police said. Thompson had another spray-paint can, several paint pens and a small amount of marijuana when he was arrested, police said.

Meatpacking picker A man who took the wallet of a woman patron of a bar at 409 W. 13th St. during the early hours of Sat., Sept. 24, was arrested when a witness spotted him throwing credit cards on the ground. The witness held the suspect for police, who charged Samuel LeBlanc, 18, with larceny. The victim identified the suspect as the man who took her wallet. Police said LeBlanc was also in possession of a fake Pennsylvania driver’s license and a stolen credit card.

Auto stripping Police arrested David Session, 52, around 11:50 p.m. Sat., Sept. 24, for breaking into a car parked at the southwest corner of W. Fourth and 13th Sts. and taking the global positioning system and a cell phone. Session had been spotted going from car to car in the area and peering into them with a flashlight. He was charged with car stripping and possession of burglary tools.

Chelsea fatal stabbing Police responded to a call at 5:07 a.m. Mon., Sept. 26, about a stabbing on W. 21st St. between 11th Ave. and the West Side Highway. The victim, identified as Christopher Adames, 23, of 3 W. 108th St. in Manhattan Valley, was stabbed multiple times about the torso, police said. An Emergency Medical Service team took the victim to Bellevue Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. No arrests were made, and police are investigating the stabbing.

Charged in baby death The death of 6-month-old Alex Jose Fernandez, who was found unconscious on

The woman who was found dead at 8:51 a.m. Sat., Sept. 10, in front of St. Brigid’s Church on Ave. B was identified on Sept. 20 as Elizabeth Hooper, 50. A familiar figure around Tompkins Square, she had battled heroin and alcohol addiction. According to the Local East Village, she grew up in Mamaroneck and was the mother of five children.

Vehicle thefts A Jersey City man parked his 2011 black Audi sedan opposite 15 Wooster St. around 7 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 22, and returned at 5 a.m. the next day to find it had been stolen. A man who parked his 2007 JTN stunt motorcycle at the southeast corner of Greenwich and Spring Sts. near his home at 5:30 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 22, discovered two days later that the bike, valued at $5,000, had been stolen.

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Soho shoplifters An employee of the Cole Haan boutique at 128 Prince St. in Soho noticed that three handbags were missing on Thurs., Sept. 22, and went to the store surveillance tape to find an image of a man entering the shop at around 10:52 a.m., grabbing the three bags worth $1,044 and walking out without paying for them, police said. A man walked into the Georg Jensen shop at 125 Wooster St. around 3:15 p.m. Wed., Sept. 21, asked to see a gold bracelet, then snatched the $6,700 item and fled with it, police said. An unknown suspect walked into the Coach boutique at 143 Prince St. around 11:15 a.m. Sun., Sept. 25, and made off with two handbags with a total value of $1,416, police said.

Water-break thief A visitor from Spain, 32, was getting a water bottle out of his book bag around 6:30 p.m. Wed., Sept. 24, at the northwest corner of Spring and Wooster Sts. when a passing stranger grabbed the bag, which contained an iPad and a camera, and fled on foot west on Spring St., police said.

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With nets, spray, force, police crack down on march Continued from page 1 On 12th St. a handful of people, including four young women, found themselves netted in front of the Num Pang sandwich shop just west of University Place. Several cried out, asking why they were being held. As they screamed, police nearby grabbed a man by the shirt and dragged him to the ground. A woman inside the net who was screaming, “Shame! Shame!” was dragged under the net and cuffed. Without warning or provocation, a police commander unhooked his can of pepper spray, walked quickly past the four young women still standing passively behind the net and sprayed the irritant onto their faces. Their screams of terror seemed to stop all activity momentarily as even the officers holding the net looked stunned. One officer is reported to have said, “I can’t believe he just f---ing Maced her.” The online collective “Anonymous” subsequently identified the police official as Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna, the former commanding officer of Lower Manhattan’s First Precinct. Along with personal details about Bologna, they posted a warning, “We are watching! Expect us!” Chelsea Elliott, 25, a digital imager from Brooklyn, eventually made her way across the street with tears still streaming down her cheeks, her face reddened and irritated from the spraying. “We’ve been really peaceful and we’re here for the cops, too,” she said, still gasping. “We were just standing there. “One of my friends is standing over there,” she continued, gesturing to the crowd trapped inside the net, “and I feel really bad because I told her to participate today. “How can they arrest so many kids?” she wondered aloud. Kaylee Dedrick, 24, a teacher’s assistant from Brooklyn, spent several minutes on her knees, gasping and choking as a medic administered a mixture of water and Maalox to counter the effects of the spray. A day later, Dedrick still had trouble breathing when she returned to Zuccotti Park. “I turned to see we were roped in by the orange net,” she recounted. “A police officer just inches from my face pulled out a can of pepper spray and sprayed us in the faces. “I was blinded for about an hour. I’m still in absolute shock. I don’t understand why they used such aggressive and unnecessary force.” Police continued moving west on 12th St. with the large net spread in front of them. Near Fifth Ave., dozens of people found themselves trapped by a second net blocking their way west. Police officers moved among the crowd, instructing everyone to put their hands up against the wall. John Farley, a reporter for WNET Channel 13’s “Metrofocus,” was in the midst of an interview. “I was wearing a press badge and holding an audio recorder. I was pushed up against the wall and arrested,” he said. Farley spent

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A group of young women with the Occupy Wall Street march who were pepper-sprayed near Union Square on Saturday — reportedly by the First Precinct’s former commanding officer — tried to wash the painful and temporarily blinding substance out of their eyes with water.

several minutes on his knees after being cuffed and would spend nine hours at the First Precinct before being released. “I think reporters being arrested at a protest is like medics being shot during a war,” Farley said. “I think it violates many codes of decency in our society.” Among those caught up in the net were three members of the Granny Peace Brigade. Ann Shirazi, 66, a former social worker, stood waiting to be led away. “This was just people walking on the sidewalk,” she said on Sunday, several hours after being released from jail. Shirazi had decided the atmosphere was too tense to continue on the march and decided to return home. She had started walking toward the Seventh Ave. subway with two other Grannies, Joan Pleune and Beverly Rice, when they were suddenly corralled in the net. “We started to walk away but the police were already putting up netting,” Shirazi said. “I was violently pushed from the back by this cordon of police. “Police were violently flinging people to the ground, grinding their faces into the pavement. They put their feet on people’s heads. It was a shocking and terrifying scene. “These were attacks on people who hadn’t done anything,” she said. Shirazi spent 12 hours with four other women in a 5-foot-by-7-foot holding cell in One Police Plaza and was released at 3:15 a.m. Sunday. A day after her arrest, East Villager Tile Wolfe, 19, emerged from arraignment

Handcuffed protesters seated on the sidewalk after a mass arrest near Union Square on Saturday.

court and into the hallway of the Manhattan Criminal Court building and was embraced with hugs. A community manager at an L.G.B.T. nonprofit organization, Wolfe had shown up at the march with a bag of peanut butter-and-jelly sandwiches for the crowd and got netted on 12th St. “The police said, If you step in the street, you will be arrested,” Wolfe said. “We totally

obliged, we stood on the sidewalk leaving a path for pedestrians.” As the net closed, a Granny Peace Brigade member calmly told Wolfe and her friend, “Girls, I think that we’re getting arrested.” “A lot of people thought it was just a detainment process and we would be released

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Chinatown BID O.K.’d, but opponents vow to fight on BY ALINE REYNOLDS After a highly contentious debate in the Chinatown community, the City Council unanimously voted in favor of the Chinatown Business Improvement District on Wed., Sept. 21. Mayor Bloomberg signed the legislation this Tuesday night. More than three-quarters of the BID’s first-year budget of $1.3 million will be allocated to supplemental sanitation services, while the remaining funds will finance holiday lighting, maintenance of street lampposts and furniture and other area services. Assessment fees range from $1 for condo owners to up to $5,000 for large property owners, the majority of whom will pay $700 annually. About three-quarters of the district’s 2,300 property lots will owe $1,000 or less per year. Regarding trash, the Council advised the future BID to increase garbage collection before 8 a.m. based on concerns raised by local business and property owners. “The BID will enhance and retain business in Chinatown by supplying very significant sanitation services within the BID’s boundary,” said Council Speaker Christine Quinn at a Sept. 21 press conference announcing the City Council’s vote. The BID won’t be up and running until next year, since it typically takes between four and nine months for BIDs to be established once the are approved by the Council, according to a Department of Small Business Services spokesperson. Councilmember Margaret Chin deemed the BID’s passage a victory for the neighborhood that was a long time coming. “This is a historic moment for us in the community and we will celebrate,” Chin said. “The bottom line is Chinatown residents and business owners deserve clean streets, more customers and prosperity. Now, Chinatown will be ready to join the rest of Lower Manhattan in its rebirth. We will be able to enjoy a clean environment that’ll be great for everyone.” Rather than garner additional support, however, the Council’s

sweeping pro-BID vote only fanned the flames among the initiative’s chief opponents, including local property owner Jan Lee. Lee, who helped amass 600 objections to the BID as part of an anti-BID campaign over the summer, said he was disappointed in the City Council for “completely ignoring any further investigation about the legitimacy of whether or not the community wants” the BID. Nevertheless, Lee is “optimistic” that the BID is a temporary entity rather than a permanent fixture in Chinatown. He and fellow property owners that objected to the BID’s approval are even considering taking legal action against the entity once it’s formed. “We’re going to continue with protesting, Freedom of Information Law requests and inquires,” said Lee. “We will use every resource available to us until the BID is fully dismantled.” According to the Department of Small Business Services, BIDs can be dissolved if at least 51 percent of the district’s property owners, or alternatively the property owners of 51 percent of the district’s total assessed value, submit written petitions to the City Council. “The BID law makes provisions for BIDs that have been installed and are unpopular,” said Lee. “We will make every effort to prove legally that this is not only unpopular, but that it was installed completely under dubious conditions.” Lee and other property owners are now fearful of losing their ground-floor commercial tenants, some of whom have said they would have to close shop if they incur an additional expense due to the new BID fees. Sam Kwok, owner and manager of Shanghai Asian Manor, at 21 Mott St., would have to fork over hundreds of dollars more to Lee annually once the BID is in place. As a result, Kwok said he might have to shut down his restaurant. All 30 of his employees would be out of work since he wouldn’t be able to afford opening his business at another location. “I’m very upset,” said Kwok. “We can maintain streets on our own. We don’t need an organization to do this.” “I’m worried I might not have my job,” said Kelly Chang, the restaurant’s assistant manager. “It’s not easy to find a job nowadays, so if he closes, it’s really bad. Hopefully, a miracle

happens.” An added fee would be an insult to injury for Robert Purnick, owner of Mott St. retail store Whole World Fashion Boutique, who said he might have to shutter his business because revenues are declining every month. Purnick and other local business owners already are responsible for paying private carting companies to collect their trash. “It just seems like a total waste,” Purnick said of the BID. “We have to clean in front of our stores and pay for sanitation anyhow.” “I find it pretty unfair. We pay the tax already, and the city’s supposed to do the cleaning,” echoed Mee Wong, who owns property at 88-90 Walker St. “We don’t need a duplicate expense to clean the street.” Councilmember Chin, however, contends that BIDs are needed precisely to help businesses flourish, not to hinder their success. The assessment fees, she explained, will be offset by the profits businesses will rake in from the increased clientele the BID will help draw by way of signage, advertising and other publicity. “When we attract more business into the community and the community becomes more prosperous, I think a lot of these business owners will also be able to prosper and pay the fees,” said Chin. Other property and business owners believe the BID will supply much-needed supplemental services. Wellman Wu, who owns buildings on Mott and Canal Sts., said he isn’t worried about the assessment fees. “I just consider that as part of our business expense,” Wu said. “People do some service, you have to pay for it. If it’s a dirty area, then we will lose our customers.” Peter Lau, who owns and runs two pharmacies in Chinatown, believes the area’s improved streetscape will enhance Chinatown’s reputation and, in turn, generate higher revenues. “As local residents and business owners, we feel we are uplifted in a way by cleaner streets,” said Lau. “And, if you have better lighting, people will want to come and shop more, and the neighborhood will become more desirable.” But Bethany Li, a staff attorney at the Asian-American Legal Defense and Education Fund, warned that the gentrification caused by the BID would eventually lead to the displacement of local residents and small businesses. “The developers are quoted as saying they’re welcoming the approval of the BID because they see it as a nice link and next step toward rezoning Canal St. to allow for more luxury high-end development,” said Li. Councilmember Chin, however, insisted that the BID will improve the quality of life in Chinatown without ousting residents or businesses. “I do not buy the argument that a BID will cause gentrification or a rapid increase in property values. That’s not the way it works,” she said. “These criticisms are leveled by the same people who oppose any and all efforts to make our community better.”


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With nets, spray, force, police crack down on march Continued from page 8 soon,” Wolfe recalled. After being handcuffed, Wolfe said several officers appeared unsure what charges to level against the arrestees. Several M.T.A. buses pulled up on Fifth Ave. to ferry those arrested to the First Precinct and One Police Plaza. Police spokesperson Paul Browne later said, “Those arrested were engaged in disorderly conduct, namely impeding vehicular and/or pedestrian traffic, and in some instances resisting arrest, inciting to riot, obstructing governmental administration and assaulting a police officer.” By early Saturday evening the focus had shifted back Downtown. A massive police presence surrounded Zuccotti Park. A police commander walked down the line of officers, stopping at each one and repeating, “Nobody gets hurt.” The sense of anxiety inside the park was overwhelming. Patrick Bruner, a spokesperson for the encampment, told reporters that the participants “are 110 percent devoted to peace. We are determined to stay, occupying this place, until we see real change. “We are the 99 percent,” he declared, using the catchphrase of the occupation. A library full of books lined a wall inside the park. Tables bore signs reading, “Legal,” “Medical” and “Media.” A man carrying a

large garbage bag moved through the paths, picking up refuse. Some leaned against trees, sleeping, while others painted signs. One read, “We are the winds of change.” A young man played an accordion. Empty pizza boxes were piled up near a bench. As a woman circulated among the crowd offering vegan hummus and falafel, Heidi Boghosian, executive director of the National Lawyers Guild, stood with a dozen volunteer legal observers, gathering information on the arrests. “We believe the use of orange netting to pen protesters in and then apply pepper spray at close distance is an unacceptable and excessive use of force not warranted in this situation,” Boghosian said. “We hope this does not signal a return to the city’s intolerance of free speech that we saw in 2004 during the Republican National Convention.” Attorney Dan Gross, an N.L.G. legal observer, had been arrested earlier in the day, despite his wearing the distinctive bright green hat worn by legal observers at protests. A line of people holding signs stood on Broadway facing a line of police. One young woman drew the eyes of passersby, looking like she stepped out of a 1960s commune. Victoria Lopez, 18, from Omaha, Nebraska, was wearing a tie-dyed dress with a crocheted top while dancing, waving an American flag and flashing the

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Making right decisions

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New York City has never been at a loss when it comes to the media shining a spotlight on its liberal ideals, its ultimate acceptance of all cultures and its diversity in terms of its residents and their opinions. This last year, and this last week, is evidence of that fact. First, there is the Occupy Wall Street protest that has lasted longer than anyone predicted. It represents the freedom to assemble, a principle that has formed part of the foundation on which our nation was built and continues to thrive. Second, there is the symbolic opening of Park51, the Islamic Community Center that polarized both this city and the entire country a little over a year ago. And finally, there is the debate that has occurred over a 12-foot-by-14-foot sukkah, or hut, that Chabad of Tribeca/Soho wanted to assemble in Tribeca’s Duane Park to commemorate the Jewish holiday of Sukkot. The holiday, which lasts seven days, recognizes the 40 years that the Jews spent trekking through the desert during their exodus from slavery in Egypt. The last two examples have something in common. Lower Manhattan’s Community Board 1 — while comprised of just 50 members — is charged with the duty of representing the community as a whole. C.B. 1 stepped into the midst of a thorny issue with a real potential of polarization, the separation of church and state. While a ribbon was being cut last Wednesday evening to open a photo exhibition in the future home of Park51, an exhibition that represents exactly the type of programming we hope Park51 could offer, the other debate was brewing. On the surface, the Park51 debate and the issue of constructing a sukkah in a public park might seem incomparable. However, the two have much in common. While many opponents of Park51 have been vocal about the construction of an Islamic community center so close to Ground Zero, the truth of the matter is that the building is privately owned. The owners are well within their right to put anything they would like that is legal and complies with city building and occupancy codes within the walls they purchased. Similarly, when the rabbi of Chabad of Tribeca/ Soho approached C.B. 1’s Tribeca Committee two weeks ago about the sukkah, concern immediately surfaced. Perhaps the proposal could possibly violate another principle our country’s founding fathers sought necessary to prominently place in the one document that our nation looks to in such an instance. C.B. 1 Chairperson Julie Menin realized this. Instead of searching for a bigger park or a more accommodating public space, she chose to look for a privately owned, vacant lot where the sukkah might be constructed. That solution was well thought-out. The decision on what religious symbols or structures can be placed in public parks or public areas inevitably precipitates a series of “where to draw the line” questions. Best to avoid the appearance that governmental action indicates a preference for one religion over another. Once again, we are inclined to support our local community board for taking a solution-based approach in dealing with a very sensitive issue.

To The Editor: Re “Demonstrators take to the [Wall] street” (news article, Sept. 22): Sept. 24 was a normal Saturday morning for me. I’m a panhandler on Broadway between 13th and 14th Sts. Much to my despair, at around 8 a.m., they started to set up a street festival on Broadway. Always a bad day for people who live off the kindness of others. People with hands full of money walked down the middle of the street going from vendor to vendor, spending money on overpriced merchandise and food. They see me on the sidewalk with my sign and empty cup. But they almost never take time off their course to help. The Occupy Wall Street demonstrators timed it perfectly. Around noon, things were in full swing for the vendors. A police van flew up Broadway northbound toward Union Square Park, causing fairgoers to grip their money and run. I looked up to see a hundred or more protesters at the intersection of Broadway and 14th St. in front of the park, yelling, “Shame on you!” Then started the worst police brutality I’ve ever seen in person. One in five New Yorkers live in poverty. Four in five New Yorkers can care less. So Bloomberg’s Army made more than 80 arrests. “Courtesy — Professionalism — Respect,” painted on the sides of police cars, went out the window. They were barricading people and spraying them like bugs, once again sweeping the poor under the carpet and coddling the rich. The rich people are not the enemy. But they need to let some love in their heart and give back once in a while. Peace and love. Paul Santo

Full-service hospital, not lip service To The Editor: Re “Rudin moving forward on St. V’s redevelopment despite opposition” (news article, Sept. 22): I am not a “partisan” of Yetta Kurland, as you allege. I am a passionate advocate for the restoration of a full-service hospital in the West Village to replace the life-saving medical services no longer available to more than 1 million people since the closing of St. Vincent’s Hospital. I am so glad that John Gilbert, C.E.O. of the Rudin Organization, admits the reality that “people want another

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full-service hospital.” What a relief. I thought those guys had lost their minds. I strongly beg to differ with him when he said, “We all know that there is nobody out there to run one.” I ask, “Who all?” Of course, a new full-service hospital can be set up to replace the bankrupt St. Vincent’s. A football or baseball team doesn’t shut down and pave over the stadium when the manager proves incompetent and inept and runs the team into the ground; they just get a new, smarter better manager! I am deeply offended and disgusted that Mr. Gilbert has the audacity to say, in support of replacing a hospital, which has saved lives for more than 150 years, that by putting in luxury apartments — which will make him and his organization close to or more than $1 billion — that the city and state can now collect property taxes. That sure makes me feel a lot safer, knowing that while firefighters, police officers, myself and anyone from W. 60th St. to the Battery with an emergency will have to take an ambulance crosstown in traffic to an emergency room on First Ave., meanwhile New York City and New York State will be collecting property taxes on the apartments on Seventh Ave. and 12th St., to presumably serve the taxpayers. Elizabeth Ryan

More preservation points To The Editor: Re “City Council, Chin pull the plug on Bowery oldtimer” (news article, Sept. 22): Thank you for your article on the recent overturn of the decision to render 135 Bowery a New York City landmark. While the article covered the general topic well, it missed several points that are crucial to understanding the larger implications surrounding this decision. First, Councilmember Dennis Halloran of District 19 in Queens announced at the beginning of the meeting that until the L.P.C. visited and landmarked his district, he would (and did, in the meeting) deny any application for landmark status in New York City under any circumstances. This serves no purpose to anyone. Should an elected councilmember be able to foist his personal vendetta into the democratic process? Second, no one ever mentioned how the presence of a mediocre nine-story tower will impact of the block’s masterpiece — the Bowery Savings Bank designed by McKim, Mead & White. The whole block’s entire architectural integrity will be irrevocably altered by the presence of this tall new construction.

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Death be not proud: A meditation on premeditation TALKING POINT BY JERRY TALLMER The City Room of the old New York Post — the Dorothy Schiff pre-computer age New York Post at 75 West St., a couple of blocks south of where the World Trade Center would one day rise and fall — was a large, littered, rectangular space inhabited by a couple of dozen rickety desks, each bearing a telephone, a battered Royal typewriter and such other impedimenta (half-empty coffee cup, etc.) as was left behind by the previous shift. A few old-timers had claim to certain particular desks, but mostly it was first come, first served — grab whatever desk you could and sit there, waiting for city editor John Bott to summon you for assignment.

guillotine as each new preordered head tumbled into the basket. Even before 1963, as a matter of fact, I had read and been powerfully affected by Camus’s “Reflections on the Guillotine” and its key sentence: “But what then is capital punishment but the most premeditated of murders.” Those few words by Albert Camus were the clincher on something that had been troubling me ever since, as a teenager, I had been blown away (and still am) by Maxwell Anderson’s “Winterset,” a poetic response to the Massachusetts executions of Sacco and Vanzetti, and by the performance in the 1936 film by Burgess Meredith as the truth-seeking son of one of them. Well, Camus made up my mind against capital punishment once and for all, 50-something years ago, and I’m willing to bet he had done the same for, and to, young Pete Hamill.

Those words — “premeditated murder” — also rang through the remarks only last week on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow show by Dr. Allen Ault, former warden of the Georgia prison where Troy Davis had just been put to death. Capital punishment ls “premeditated murder” plain and simple, said Dr. Ault, who had long had his bellyful of it. I admit to some fine lines here. If you ask me, what do you do about Goebbels, Goering, Himmler, Hussein, bin Laden? What do you do — we do — about HITLER? My answer is I don’t know. They are war criminals, and this is war. Shoot on sight. But that’s not an answer, and it doesn’t do much for Troy Davis or for the do-gooding young (white) cop whom Davis was accused of killing. I’m afraid I don’t know how Albert Camus would have answered that question either. Some questions don’t have answers. But murder by the state — murder aforethought — is just flatly wrong.

Camus made up my mind against capital punishment, 50-something years ago. I was still very new at the Post when, one day in March 1963, I arrived at work, grabbed a desk and idly picked up a crumpled sheet of copy paper bearing a few typed lines by a guy on the night shift — a newcomer like myself. The typing was the start of an eyewitness account of an electrocution up at Sing Sing that the reporter had been sent to cover the day before. The executed man was a wise-guy type who had killed at least five people in his 40-something years. His name was Frederick Charles Wood. The Post reporter’s unfinished, crumpled-up story conveyed Woods’s last words: “Gents, this is an educational process. You are about to witness the damaging effect of electricity on wood.” “And then,” the dispatch abruptly ended, “they strapped him into the chair and murdered him.” At the top of the page, for identification, the reporter had typed his own last name: Hamill. I put the crumpled-up, unfinished, unpublished story by young Pete Hamill in my pocket, intending always to give it back to the fellow who’d written it, but somehow I never did, and then of course I lost it. Well, that was 48 years ago. But the murder — the premeditated murder — of Troy Davis down in Georgia was only a handful of days ago at this writing, and the scene of hundreds of ravenous Americans wildly cheering a Texas governor’s 234 lethal executions was only a week or two before that. Americans? Man, woman and child, they were more like Madame Defarge, knitting and cackling at the foot of the

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Rudin still must do more to end school overcrowding CLASS NOTES BY ANN KJELLBERG Village kids returned this month to schools that were more crowded at every level. After years of warnings and complaints by parents, the city Department of Education finally took concrete action a year ago and moved Greenwich Village Middle School out of the top of P.S. 3 to make room for the superabundance of elementary school kids in our neighborhood. But that solution failed even to buy a year of calm. Already last spring, the P.S. 3/P.S. 41 school zone was overbooked for September, and students were for the first time sent out of their zone — northward to also overcrowded P.S. 11 — for a kindergarten seat. Class sizes are up all over the city due to severe budget cuts, but in District 2 the effects are aggravated by rampant residential construction. And now the first wave of the baby boom will reach the city’s middle schools, which already have class sizes in the thirties and tough competition for a stagnant number of academically rigorous programs. Our neighborhood’s already strained supply of early-childhood programs will also be decimated by the loss of the Children’s Aid Society, which now serves hundreds of children in the preschool years. Prospects for

expanding school property in the Village’s overheated real estate market are bleak. D.O.E. has just released a rezoning proposal aimed also at reducing overcrowding, but this serves more to redistribute the problem than solve it. Yet, suddenly some creative thinking has placed an old idea before Village residents once again. Three years ago, Assemblymember Deborah Glick identified a large state-owned building at 75 Morton St. as a potential school site. The building was up for sale, and yet the city and the state were somehow unable to reach a deal, in spite of the looming overcrowding crisis. But now a new consortium of Village residents called the Live & Learn Coalition has developed a list of four major demands to make to the Rudin Organization as Rudin pursues permission to develop the former St. Vincent’s site. Among their demands is for a substantial contribution to found a consortium that would buy and retool 75 Morton St. for school use. The building is so big it could meet needs at all grade levels and also provide some scarce outdoor play space. The Rudin rezoning request calls for an increase of about 40 percent above the as-of-right residential zoning for construction on the site they own — an increase of 427,518 square feet — to house a total of 450 units. The Live & Learn Coalition

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argues that “without modifications, there is no compelling public policy rationale to support the proposed zoning change.” Aside from 75 Morton St., the Live & Learn Coalition’s demands for a modified proposal include affordable housing, permanent designation of the triangle at Greenwich and Seventh Aves. as a public park and reduced height and bulk in the Rudin project. Under the Rudin proposal, North ShoreLong Island Jewish Health System will operate a stand-alone emergency department in the former hospital’s O’Toole building. Few observers consider this health solution adequate, and yet no viable alternative proposal for a full-service hospital has been found. Community Board 2 and a number of politicians sponsored a health needs assessment to quantify the demand for a hospital, and they are preparing to publish the results and canvass once again for candidate hospitals. But in the interim, in the absence of any money or commitment for a full hospital, the Rudin proposal moves inexorably through the public land-use process. The other three demands of the Live & Learn Coalition have their own strong claims for urgency. The Rudin proposal itself illustrates the pressing need to protect economic and social diversity in the Village in the face of a high-value real estate market. And Lower Manhattan is starved for green

space: City Council District 3 (the West Side from 55th St. to the Holland Tunnel) ranks 47th out of the city’s 51 Council districts in green space; the city guideline is 0.5 acres per 1,000 residents, and District 3 falls well below that standard. When Rudin’s first proposal was being reviewed by the community board, before the bankruptcy of St. Vincent’s Hospital, Rudin responded to the threat of increased school overcrowding caused by its development by helping to identify and broker the sale of the Foundling Hospital to the city for a school. This effort was laudable and very forward-thinking and much valued by local parents. However, Rudin’s new project bears a much greater burden of social obligation. Hence, residents identified our still-pressing need for school space, among other needs, as meriting the developer’s support. As Jane Jacobs reminded us 50 years ago, our neighborhoods are built of all the small ways we go about our lives, as well as our public institutions, and this delicate daily ecology is what we must strive to protect in the face of the gigantism of development. The Rudin proposal’s journey through the land-use process will be a test of Villagers’ readiness to work together toward a shared vision of neighborhood good. A petition with the Live & Learn Coalition’s full proposal is online at http:// www.ipetitions.com/petition/liveandlearn/.

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Moving and dancing as one; It was completely FAB!

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The Good to Go Girls, including choreographer Jessy Smith, Molly Merkler and Jillian Hollis, bent over backward, literally, for the crowd at the FAB! (Fourth Arts Block) Festival on Saturday in the East Village.

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Speak softly — and carry a very large lightsaber Washington Square Park was the scene of organized chaos on the night of Sat., Sept. 24, as the third annual Lightsaber Battle NYC was underway. Adults, kids and, well, adults who acted like kids, put their weapons to the test while the crowds cheered them on. The brainchild of Newmindspace, a nonprofit organization founded by Kevin Bracken and Lori Kufner, the event filled the park with Jedis and Siths and a variety of sabers, homemade to custom made. At right: Craig McPherson, left, and Savark Dicupe locked in battle with their lightsabers. At bottom: Sabrina, a.k.a. “Sewer Sprite.”

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Samuel Menashe, 85, poet belatedly dubbed a master Menashe was 20 when the war ended. He returned to Queens College, but left without a degree and went to Europe, where he earned a degree from the Sorbonne in 1950. He started writing stories based on his Army experiences and his childhood. But, he recalled, “One night I woke up in the middle of the night and a poem started,” as he told a National Public Radio interviewer in 2006. Salamon’s New York Times article notes that Menashe took the C train to Central Park almost every day where he often “walked a poem to completion even before I write it

OBITUARIES BY ALBERT AMATEAU Samuel Menashe, whose short, jewel-like poems won him a following in Britain and belated recognition at home, died Aug. 22 at the age of 85 in a Manhattan nursing home, where he moved last year. The cause was listed as heart disease. For more than 50 years, Menashe lived in a small three-room railroad flat on the fifth floor of a Thompson St. walk-up with a bathtub in the kitchen. “When we’d run into him in the street he’d often recite a poem — they were all short,” recalled Julie Salamon, a neighbor, who with her husband, Bill Abrams, had been friends of Samuel Menashe for 35 years. Salamon recalled Menashe’s elegant diction and resonant voice, which he displayed occasionally at readings in local libraries, the most recent in March 2010 at the Mulberry St. Library. “He read a passage from one of his stories about living in Spain after military service in World War II,” Salamon said. “He was a fascinating man, and we were very lucky to know him.” His first poem was published in the Yale Review in 1956, the year he moved into his Thompson St. apartment. His poems also appeared in magazines, including The New Yorker and Partisan Review, a literary journal that published from 1934 to 2003. But he was relatively unknown until British poets promoted his work in the Penguin Modern Poets series and his book “The Many Named Beloved” was published in Britain in 1961. Recognition in the U.S. came in 2004

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when the Poetry Foundation gave him its first Neglected Masters Award, with $50,000, and printed a collection of his work. Samuel Menashe Weisberg was born in Brooklyn and raised in Queens, where his father ran a laundry and dry-cleaning business. He graduated from Townsend Harris High School at 16, and enrolled in Queens College to study biochemistry. But he enlisted in the Army at age 18 in 1943. As an infantryman, he fought and slogged through France, Belgium and Germany. In a 2003 article that Salamon wrote for The New York Times about Menashe, he recalled a day during the Battle of the Bulge when his company started the morning with 190 men and was left with only 29 by evening. The rest were dead, wounded or taken prisoner.

Abe Greiss, sculptor who fought urban renewal with Jane Jacobs BY ALBERT AMATEAU Abe Greiss, a sculptor who was a neighbor of the late Jane Jacobs and fought by her side 60 years ago to save the West Village from a devastating urban renewal project, died Sun., Sept. 25, in his Greenwich St. home at age 92. He was an advertising art director for Macy’s for 20 years and taught at Fashion Institute of Technology. He also owned the Greiss Gallery, at 217 Charles St., where he showed his own work and that of other artists, including Willem de Kooning and Louise Nevelson, said his daughter Victoria Greiss. “He sold a de Kooning for $300 in 1956,” Victoria said. “Andy Warhol freelanced for him at Macy’s.” “Abe was very articulate and calm. He was the first president of the West Village Committee to fight the 14-block urban renewal area,” recalled Art Stoliar. “That was before community boards took hold and the West Village Committee was where

everybody went to find out what was going on,” Stoliar said. Carol Greitzer, a former councilmember and longtime Village activist, recalled Abe’s years of advocacy alongside Jacobs. In a 2004 article in The Villager about Jacobs’s visit to the neighborhood, Greiss recalled that his family and Jacobs shared a backyard. Born in Newark, where he went to high school, he served in the Army Air Force during World War II. He met his wife, Carmen Vega, in Washington Square Park, Victoria said. While in the Air Force, he painted a large mural in the officers’ club in Greensboro, N.C. A jazz and blues aficionado, he was a friend of luminaries including Lead Belly, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGee. In addition to his daughter Victoria, his wife Carmen Vega Greiss, another daughter, Avia Petersen, and a son, Jeffrey Greiss, also survive. Redden’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Continued from page 12 Finally, the Council accepted the decision of the ownersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x153;historical advisory teamâ&#x20AC;? of architects that because the house had been â&#x20AC;&#x153;substantially alteredâ&#x20AC;? and its interiors â&#x20AC;&#x153;guttedâ&#x20AC;? that it was not fit for designation. Some of Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most important historical monuments have been substantially altered, some beyond recognition. Our own Merchantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s House Museum, at 29 E. Fourth St., a New York City and national landmark has had elevators, dumbwaiters, stoves and bathrooms installed and removed during the buildingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 175-plus year history. We have had exterior buildings demolished, and the rear â&#x20AC;&#x153;tea roomâ&#x20AC;? of the house removed and restored at great expense. As we complete a multiyear restoration of the house, we discover further alterations and additions on a weekly basis. Does that render our building less important? No. It makes the building more important historically. By the determination of the ownerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s advisers, it should be no problem to raze the White House, since the original interiors were completely destroyed by the British in 1812, and substantial reconstructions and alterations occurred in the 1850s, after the Civil War, in the 1880s, after 1910, and in the 1950s when the remaining historic interiors were gutted by Harry Truman in order to replace the original wood structure with steel, and to add a second story â&#x20AC;&#x153;front porchâ&#x20AC;? to the family quarters, which mars the facade of the White House to this day. Might the owner try to build his bank at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. instead? Nicholas B.A. Nicholson Nicholson is chairperson, Merchantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s House Museum

Failing marks for Cooper To The Editor: Re â&#x20AC;&#x153;St. Markâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bookshop, Cooper Union bound together in rent talksâ&#x20AC;? (news article, Sept. 22): How sad it was to realize a few years ago that The Cooper Union, beloved and revered neighborhood institution, was morphing into something unrecognizable to its longtime supporters. When they unveiled their large-scale development plan in 2001 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; which Joe Rose, then with City Planning, called â&#x20AC;&#x153;a shell gameâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; they were pleading poverty due to the tech bubble debacle. They had lost big and they were going to recoup first by leasing the parking lot site they owned for a condo and then by replacing their old Engineering Building at 51 Astor Place with a commercial office building. How, one might ask, does that help their bottom line? Well, Cooper Union has a unique advantage over other academic institutions, including City University. By

a longstanding agreement, much of the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s endowment has come from the land under the Chrysler Building: They get from the leaseholder the real estate taxes that would ordinarily go to the city. When in 1960 some legislators tried to change this arrangement, Cooper Union promised from that time forward it would pay the real estate taxes on all commercial property it acquired. Well, it just so happens that the parking lot and the Engineering Building land were acquired before that date, so instead of the city getting the taxes from the glass tower leaseholder on Astor Place and the soon-to-be-built office tower, Cooper Union will get â&#x20AC;&#x153;real estate equivalencyâ&#x20AC;? payments from both. I give this back story to highlight how truly despicable it is that an institution which gets so much from this city and â&#x20AC;&#x201D; considering we are talking tax dollars â&#x20AC;&#x201D; from its residents, should show no generosity to another longtime beloved and now endangered institution. For Cooper Union to be driving the St. Markâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bookshop out of business when this school is the recipient of so much largesse seems contrary to both the letter and spirit of what Peter Cooper had in mind and heart when he founded the institution. Cooper Union seems intent on making up for past mistakes on the backs of this communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s residents. We do not begrudge Cooper Unionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 900 students their free education, but someone needs to acknowledge that this community is paying a big part of it. So this is the moment to take a stand and get Cooper Union to relent, at least until the economy improves. So go to the store and buy a book, sign a petition and, if you are a graduate, call the school and take a stand to help save the St. Markâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bookshop. Marilyn Appleberg Appleberg is president, 10th and Stuyvesant Sts. Block Association

Rat solution in the hole To The Editor: Re â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dog run manager fears rat disease could kill caninesâ&#x20AC;? (news article, Sept. 15): The Tompkins Square Park & Playgrounds Parentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Association (TSP3A) was delighted to learn that the Parks Department has â&#x20AC;&#x153;reversed its policyâ&#x20AC;? and began placing poison directly into rat holes in Tompkins Square Park in midSeptember. We have been informed that this will be done every week until our rat problem is fully resolved. TSP3A has always pushed for a â&#x20AC;&#x153;shock and aweâ&#x20AC;? campaign against the rats, and the poisoning, coupled with the simultaneous installation of dozens of new rat traps, the near-daily destruction of

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VILLAGER ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Oh, the Horror! Frightening prospects for Downtown Halloween happenings BY TRAV S.D. This, dear friends, is my favorite time of year — when theatres cease to be hotboxes and noisy refrigerators and the atmosphere outside is thick with the traffic of ghouls. Theatre began as a means of summoning spooks (ones with names like Dionysus). Contrary to popular misconception, you don’t need a crystal ball or even a Ouija board to get in touch with the spirits — just a bunch of exhibitionists and a stage! Already open as of this writing is “Nightmare” — which bills itself as “America’s #1 Haunted House” (although I might give that honor to Congress at the moment). Created by Downtown theatre director/producer (and former publicist) Timothy Haskell, “Nightmare” is smarter than your average spook house (and by that I mean more conceptual, NOT less scary). This year’s theme is fairy tales. If you don’t think fairy tales are frightening (especially in their original versions, as they are presented here), you ain’t human! Cannibalism, child abuse, murder, torture:

Contrary to popular misconception, you don’t need a crystal ball or even a Ouija board to get in touch with the spirits — just a bunch of exhibitionists and a stage! and that’s just “Hansel and Gretel!” Staged in the atmospheric old schoolhouse known as the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center (107 Suffolk St., btw. Rivington & Delancey Sts.), “Nightmare” is already in full swing and runs through November 5. For tickets, visit Hauntedhousenyc.com. If “Nightmare” is calculated to trouble your psyche, the mission of its principle competitor “Blood Manor” seems to be to make you heave. Blood, gore and rotting zombie flesh are the principle ingredients — making this one more “Saw” than “Sleeping Beauty.” Its claims for supremacy are less grandiose (merely “New York City’s Premier Haunted Attraction” rather than “America’s #1”). But if dismemberment and the screams of innocent victims are your poison, “Blood Manor” is for you. It opens its creaky doors (located at 163 Varick St.) to the public on October 7. Additional info may be

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If a clown knocks, don’t answer. Good advice, from the cast of “the Tragedy of Maria Macabre.”

found at bloodmanor.com. Also opening October 7 is Todd Robbins’ spook show “Play Dead” — an amazing, inexplicable experience (mostly because it’s hard to describe without spoilers). Directed by Teller (the silent half of Penn & Teller), it gives us an evening of theatre starring sideshow king Robbins as he orchestrates a series of thrilling old school theatre illusions. There are long stretches of total darkness and the door is “chained” behind you before you are served up a full compliment of ghosts and murderous mayhem. To the best of my knowledge, every night one of the audiences doesn’t make it out alive. I hope it’s not you. More to the point, I hope it’s not me! October 7-November 6, at The Players Theatre (115 MacDougal St.). For Tickets and info, visit playdeadnyc.com. If you like your thrills a little more literary, you may want to investigate the Chekhov Theatre Ensemble’s “Poe Project,” playing at Theater for the New City (115 1st Ave., btw. E. 9th & 10th Sts.), October 6-9. The show is a mélange of Poe’s most dream-like stories such as “Ligeia,” “The Angel of the Odd” and “A Dream Within a Dream.” Is Poe having the nightmare or are we? To find out, book your tickets through Theaterforthenewcity.net. Opening October 8 at the Richmond

Shepard Theatre (26th St. & Second Ave.) is a bloody little cocktail called “Vampure.” This show must have something to commend it; it made its debut last Halloween season and it was successful enough for the producers to revive. Further, they’ve optimistically announced a run through December 17, just in case you want to get your vampire on between bouts of holiday shopping. “Vampure” is described as a “late night Rocky Horror-esque romp about seven vampires forced into rehab to cure their vile addiction to blood.” Why, there’s even a vampire-addict talent show! Reality television is asleep at the switch if they’re letting an off-off-Broadway theatre company steal an idea like this! For more info, go to Vampure.com. A number of years back, I caught a fun show called “The Go-Go Killers” — a selfconsciously exploitational tribute to Russ Meyer, Roger Corman, et al. This Halloween season, the two principle collaborators on that show (playwright Sean Gill and director Rachel Klein) each have a production of their own on the boards, both at the Wild Project (195 E. 3rd St.). Gill’s “Dreams of the Clockmaker” (playing October 17-30) is the smaller scale of the two productions. A one-woman show starring Jillian Gill (the playwright’s sister and frequent collaborator), it promises to take

you on a “mystifying voyage to one of those old, out-of-the-way places; a land of splinters and shadows and the darkest corners of the world.…” Vague enough for ya? No vaguer than many of the great classics of the genre, so don’t let that stop you from investigating its mysteries. More dope can be found at juntajuleil.blogspot.com. Klein’s piece, “The Tragedy of Maria Macabre,” is described as a Dia de los Muertos dance piece. Athough the traditional Mexican Day of the Dead starts November 2, this show runs October 20-30. But that’s okay — it also draws from 19th century European Circus imagery and silent horror films. Here’s the plot: “Arriving in the land of the dead, Maria Macabre is greeted by the King and Queen of the Dead, and many other ghoulish Hades-Dwellers including a maniacal Ringmistress, a Beauty Queen burnt to a crisp, a menacing French Clown, and three skeletal Mariachis!” Learn more at rachelkleinproductions.com. October 22-31, don’t miss the stylishly horrific “Steampunk Haunted House” at the Abrons Arts Center (466 Grand St., at Pitt St.). Created by Third Rail projects, the producers promise an immersive experience featuring “neo-Victorian elegance and

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MANHATTAN YOUTH OUTDOOR SPORTS Manhattan Youth began 24 years ago as a modest youth football league. Now, Bob Townley and his crew return to their gridiron roots — with Flag Football every Sunday at 9:30am. Other outdoor sports options for 4th and 5th graders include Boys Kickball (Mondays at 3:30pm) and Girls Kickball (Fridays at 3:30pm, starting Oct. 7). For a registration form, and more info, visit Manhattanyouth. org. Or, email them at Pier25@manhattanyouth.org or call 212-766-1104, x263. All events take place on Pier 25 (Hudson River Park). Open registration (programs run to the new year, weather permitting).

that Greenwich Village urban oasis — the Jefferson Market Garden. One of NYC’s most beautiful and enduring community gardens, this treasured oasis of flowering plants and shrubs is open to the public Tues.-Sun. afternoons through October (then returns anew in May). The Harvest Festival is a free event. Sat., Oct. 15, 11am-2pm (rain date: Sun., Oct. 16). At the junction of Greenwich Ave., Sixth Ave. and W. 10th St. For more info, visit jeffersonmarketgarden.org.

POETS HOUSE The Poets House Children’s Room gives children and their parents a gateway to enter the world of rhyme — through readings, group activities and interactive performances. For children ages 1-3, the Children’s Room offers “Tiny Poets Time” readings on Thursdays at 10am; for those ages 4-10, “Weekly Poetry Readings” on Saturdays at 11am. Filled with poetry books, oldfashioned typewriters and a card catalogue packed with poetic objects to trigger inspiration, the Children’s Room is open Thurs.Sat., 11am-5pm (at 10 River Terrace and Murray St.). Call 212-431-7920 or visit poetshouse.org.

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Free kid-sized pumpkins and supplies to decorate them on-site, entertainment sponsored by the New York Public Library, seasonal autumn crafts, goodies and the rare opportunity for city kids to commune with big bales of straw are what makes this event an essential part of your fall calendar. It’s also one of your last chances to enjoy

Explore painting, collage and sculpture through self-guided arts projects at this museum dedicated to inspiring the artist within. Open art stations are ongoing throughout the afternoon — giving children the opportunity to experiment with materials such as paint, clay, fabric, paper and found objects. Drop in with wee-ones (ages 10 months to 3½ years)

for the museum’s “Wee-Arts” program every Wed., Thurs. and Fri., 10:45am-12pm. Start the morning with Playdough, paints, glue and drawing — in an intimate and stimulating environment where experimentation, exploration and creative thinking are encouraged. Each session ($22 per family of three) ends with music and story time. Museum hours: Wed.-Sun., 12-5pm; Thurs., 12-6pm. Admission: $10; Pay as you wish on Thurs., 4-6pm. At 1345 Hudson St., btw. King and Charlton Sts. Call 212- 274-0986 or visit cmany.org. For group tours, call 212-2740986, ext. 31.

NEW YORK CITY FIRE MUSEUM Kids will learn about fire prevention and safety through group tours, led by former NYC firefighters. The program — which lasts approximately 75 minutes — includes classroom training and a simulated event in a mock apartment, where a firefighter shows how fires can start in different rooms in the home. Finally, students are guided on a tour of the museum’s first floor. Tours (for groups of 20 or more) are offered Tuesdays through Fridays at 10:30am, 11:30am and 12:30pm. Tickets are $3 for children and $5 per adult — but for every 10 kids, admission is free for one adult. The museum offers a $700 Junior Firefighter Birthday Party package, for children 3-6 years old. The birthday child and 15 of their guests will be treated to story time, show and tell, a coloring activity, a scavenger hunt and the opportunity to speak to a real firefighter (the museum provides a fire-themed birthday cake, juice boxes and other favors and decorations). The NYC Fire

Museum is located at 278 Spring St. (btw. Varick and Hudson). For info and reservations, call 212-691-1303.

THE NEW YORK CITY POLICE MUSEUM The Junior Officers Discovery Zone is an exhibit designed for ages 3-10. It’s divided into four areas (Police Academy, Park and Precinct, Emergency Services Unit, and a Multi-Purpose Area), each with interactive and imaginary play experiences for children to understand the role of police officers in our community — by, among other things, driving and taking care of a police car. For older children, there’s a crime scene observation activity that will challenge them to remember relevant parts of city street scenes, a physical challenge similar to those at the Police Academy and a model Emergency Services Unit vehicle where children can climb in, use the steering wheel and lights, hear radio calls with police codes and see some of the actual equipment carried by The Emergency Services Unit. At 100 Old Slip. For info, call 212480-3100 or visit nycpm.org. Hours: Mon. through Sat., 10am-5pm and Sun., 12-5pm. Admission: $8 ($5 for students, seniors and children; free for children under 2). Would You Like to See Your Event listed in the Downtown Express? Listing requests may be sent to scott@chelseanow.com. Please provide the date, time, location, price and a description of the event. Information may also be mailed to 515 Canal Street, Unit 1C, New York City, NY 10013. Requests must be received at least three weeks before the event. Questions? Call 646-452-2497.

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If fairies and elves exist, then Battery Park City’s Teardrop Park is a likely place to find them. The bog, woodland gardens, prominent rock outcroppings and massive bluestone “ice wall” offer inviting nooks where the tiny mythological creatures would feel right at home. Known to protect and defend their natural environments, fairies and elves are found in cultures around the world (and have distinct traits and appearances depending on their habitat). This enchanting event lets kids use natural materials such as twigs, leaves, moss, flowers, acorns, seedpods and seashells to create their own fairy habitat to take home — in hopes that a fairy might pay them a visit. Participants will also make a set of wings from wire hangers, tulle, glitter and paint. Free. Sun., Oct. 2, 11am, at Teardrop Park Battery Park City (access Warren St. or Murray St.). This event is co-sponsored by Battery City Park Conservancy’s “Stories for All Ages” program (bpcparks.org) and Poets House (poetshouse.org). For a free 2011 BPCP program calendar, call 212-267-9700 or email info@bpcparks.org.


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Just Do Art! have been making their presence known ever since the place opened up as a museum 75 years ago. During his many investigations, Sturges has picked up crystal clear recordings of footsteps, strange bumps in the night and unexplained voices seemingly engaged in intelligent conversation with members of the investigative team. You’ll hear those audio clips, see unsettling images caught on film, learn about equipment used in the effort to gather evidence and also have a laugh or two (Sturges is well aware of his pursuit’s absurdities). By the time the talk is done, you’ll be able to tell the difference between EMF and EVP — and if you need clarification, there’ll also be a spirited Q&A session (plus the chance to buy tickets to a raffle whose winner will get to accompany Sturges and the team on a future Merchant’s House investigation). Sat., Oct. 8, 7pm, at the Merchant’s House Museum (29 E. Fourth St., btw. Lafayette & Bowery). Seating is limited. Reservations strongly recommended. For tickets ($20, $10 for MHM members), call 212-777-1089 or visit merchantshouse.org.

COMPILED BY SCOTT STIFFLER HOWL! ARTS PROJECT 2011 Providing a welcome alternative to all the ghosts and ghouls on the boards this time of the year, October also belongs to “HOWL! ARTS PROJECT 2011” — that annual Downtown event that doesn’t need blood and gore to shock and awe in the name of entertainment. The third annual presentation of this sprawling happening (brought to you by HOWL! Arts Project and The Actors Fund) delivers songs, dance, film, performance art, burlesque, drag entertainment and family-friendly fun — all in the name of raising funds to benefit HELP. Short for “Howl! Emergency Life Project,” this financial assistance fund helps Lower East Side and East Village artists make ends meet until that sunny day when Obama drops the act and officially makes this a Socialist regime whose merciless taxation will fund a bloated national arts budget. Until then, having HOWL! And HELP will do nicely, thank you. The roster of grant-worthy talent includes: Butoh dance company Vangeline Theater; “Vice Palace” — the latest musical from the Cockettes, as presented by San Francisco’s Thrillpeddlers; The Abingdon Theater Company’s “Lost On the Natchez Trace”; music from Transgendered Jesus; the Rosie’s Theater Kids production “Students On Strike”; and a night of Bingo like you’ve never seen before, courtesy of co-hosts Linda Simpson and Murray Hill. October 1-31, at Theatre 80 (80 St. Marks Place). For tickets ($10, $15 and $20), visit brownpapertickets.com (or cash only at the door). For a full schedule, visit howlfestival.com. LECTURE: INVESTIGATING MANHATTAN’S MOST HAUNTED HOUSE If you’ve ever watched one of those atrocious, silly and occasionally staged ghostbaiting paranormal “Reality TV” shows and said, “I could do that,” then don’t miss this lecture designed with the budding supernatural sleuth and the paracurious in mind. It’s being given by Dan Sturges (sturgesparanormal.com) — host of the recently launched weekly web-based event, “The Psi Show.” Built like a mighty brick pizza oven, this kind and skeptical soul was handpicked in 2007 by the curious, credible historians at the Merchant’s House Museum to lead an ambitious investigation of “Manhattan’s most haunted house.” Occupied by the Tredwells (a wealthy merchant-class family) along with various servants and caretakers for a century, those who lived and died there

IRISH FILM NEW YORK After a successful run of similar events in San Francisco and Los Angles, Irish Film New York makes its Gotham debut by showcasing the best in contemporary Irish cinema

Photo by Michael Mackenzie

One good classic couple deserves another: Penny Arcade (L) and Brenda Bergman (R), in the TWEED Fractured Classicks Series production of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane.” Part of HOWL! Arts Project 2011, it plays Oct. 8-9 at Theatre 80 (80 St Marks Place).

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Just Do Art! people and families. Sun., Oct. 2, at 3pm. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at nyuskirball.org, or by phone at 212-352-3101. The show runs approximately 70 minutes and is appropriate for all ages. NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts is located at 566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square.

Continued from page 23 — with the goal of making this year’s event an annual Greenwich Village happening. In addition to a series of shorts, filmmaker Q&As, panel discussions and filmmaker receptions, six films will be screened — among them, the documentary “Knuckle.” It’s a visceral look at the violent world of bare-knuckle boxing among Ireland’s Traveler community. The film will have a national release in December, and HBO’s already hard at work adapting it into a dramatic series (think “Sopranos” with bloody fists instead of smoking guns). Also screening is the Galway Film Festival-winning feature “Parked” — starring the always worthyour-while Colm Meaney, about two friends who both live in their cars. Fri., Sept. 30 through Sun., Oct. 2. All films are screened at NYU’s Cantor Film Center (36 E. 8th St.). For tickets ($12; $10 for students. Festival Passes, $60 for six screenings), visit irishfilmnyc.com.

ART: 4 SEASONS IN THE VILLAGE

Photo courtesy of Parked/Ripple World Pictures

From “Parked” — starring Colm Meany. See “Irish Film.”

DAN ZANES AND FRIENDS For quite some time now, Dan Zanes has been a major force in the realm of children’s music — but parents of a certain age still remember dancing to the beat of

the tunes he played while a member of the 1980s group Del Fuegos. But this is 2011, folks, and the little ones only know (and care) about “Dan Zane and Friends.” This upcoming event helps NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts launch its popular Big Red Chair Family Series — a program of live performances for young

Don’t envy Ellen Bradshaw for working in the Village and watching the seasons change from the window of her studio. You’ll be better off just enjoying the view. Bradshaw’s “4 Seasons in the Village” allows you to contemplate a collection of new oil paintings documents the artist’s favorite streets, haunts and corners of the West Village. Painted in each of the four seasons, Bradshaw’s favorite West 4th Street view is the centerpiece of this show. Whether it’s summer’s brilliant rays casting shadows or snow covering the sidewalk outside of Village Cigars, the artist depicts the Village as the ultimate small town — “a

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Photo by Gala Narezo

Dan Zanes and Friends. From left: Elena Moon Park, Colin Brooks, Sonia de los Santos, Dan Zanes, Saskia Lane.

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THE CAPITALIST VENTRILOQUIST

SIREN’S HEART

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“Village Cigars” (2011; 15”x30”; oil on canvas). See “4 Seasons in the Village.”

An evening of short plays

Thu-Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm All Seats $20/tdf Book & Lyrics by TOM ATTEA Music Composed by ARTHUR ABRAMS Directed by MARK MARCANTE Choreography by ANGELA HARRIELL

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(Marilyn in Purgatory) Written by WALT STEPP Directed by LISSA MOIRA Starring LOUISA BRADSHAW

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Benefit Reception Friday, October 14th 5:30-8:00pm At the National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South, NYC Benefits The Metropolitan Museum of Art • Donation $25.00 Gallery Hours: Mon., Wed., Fri. 10am-12pm, 3pm-5pm; Tues. 2-5pm, Sat. & Sun. 1-6 pm • Sculpture Gallery open daily 1-6 pm


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Just Do Art! and share their reactions. Tickets for “The Beginnings of Video Games” are included with Museum admission, and are available first-come, firstserved basis on the day of the event ($12 adults, $9 college students and senior citizens, $6 children 3–12, and free for Museum members). Saturday, October 1, 2pm, at the Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35th Ave. at 37th St., in Astoria). Subway: M (weekdays only) or R (all times) to Steinway Street. N (all times) or Q (weekdays only) to 36th Ave. For more info, visit movingimage.us or call 718-777-6888.

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refuge from the rest of the city,” as she puts it. Solitary amblers, shop owners, benchsitters, dog walkers, delivery trucks and bicycles propped against street signs convey a sense of routine and serenity. Artist Receptions on Thurs., Oct. 6, 5-8pm and Sat., Oct. 8, 3-6pm. The exhibit runs from Oct. 4-29. Gallery Hours: Tues.–Sat, 11am-6pm or by appointment. At Pleiades Gallery (530 W. 25th St., 4th floor, btw. 10th & 11th Aves.). For info, call 646-230-0056 or visit pleiadesgallery.com. For info on the artist, visit ellenbradshaw.com.

THEATER: CRANE STORY MONK AT 94: COUNTDOWN TO 100

THE BEGINNINGS OF VIDEO GAMES Here’s a fun and educational event for a generation that has no idea “Pong” was ever an activity that didn’t have the word “Beer” in front of it. Well worth the trip out of Manhattan, Astoria’s Museum of the Moving Image does a postmodern take on the question “Where did video games come from?” by offering a Skype chat with the inventor of the home video game (Ralph Baer) followed by a demonstration of William A. Higinbotham’s legendary analog computer game, “Tennis for Two.” That oscilloscope simulation of a tennis game is considered to be the first of its kind to introduce modern conditions of game play: multiple players, a screen display, and exter-

Monk’s brilliance and originality that his influence can be heard in the work of pianists across a variety of musical genres,” said Debra Simon, Artistic Director of Arts World Financial Center. “We’re thrilled to present the latest installment in our tenyear tribute to the preeminent jazz pianist of the 20th century and his many gifted disciples.” Free (no tickets or reservations required). Tues., Oct. 4, 12-4pm. At World Financial Center Winter Garden (220 Vesey St.). For info, call 212-945-0505 or visit artsworldfinancialcenter.com.

Photo by Brian Palmer

Tennis, anyone? See “The Beginnings of Video Games.”

nal controllers for player-to-game interaction. The recreation of this 1958 game will be presented by Brookhaven National Laboratory scientist Peter Takacs and curators of the William A. Higinbotham Game Studies Collection (WHGSC) at Stony Brook University. Following the demo, audience members will be invited to play

“Takin’ that note [that] nobody wrote [and] puttin’ it down.” That observation, from impromptu lyrics added by Jon Hendricks during a 1968 studio recording of Thelonious Monk’s “In Walked Bud,” nails it. Like the musician referenced in the song’s title (Bud Powell), there was never anybody like Monk, and there never will be again. Piano virtuosos including Cubanborn classical pianist Adonis Gonzalez, pianist and composer Jed Distler and rising Cuban jazz star Axel Tosca certainly think so — and to prove it, they’ll pay tribute to the prolific bebop architect at this annual birthday concert (which continues Arts World Financial Center’s 10-year march toward the Thelonius Monk centennial in 2017). “It’s a testament to Thelonius

Fusing elements Japanese Bunrakuinspired puppetry with magical realism, Jen Silverman’s “Crane Story” takes you on a quest through a magical land of the dead. East meets west, and myth meets storytelling, when the suicide of her brother launches a Japanese-American girl on a journey to rescue his soul. This world premiere is being presented by The Playwrights Realm. Dedicated to nurturing emerging young playwrights, they produce only a single full Off-Broadway play each year. But 2011’s production didn’t happen overnight. “Crane Story” was developed during the past four years, though a series of workshops and readings. Tues. through Sat., 8pm (through Oct. 1). At Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St). For tickets ($30), call 212-239-6200 or visit playwrightsrealm.org.

Oh, the Horror! Continued from page 21 phantasmagoric clockwork horrors.” This year’s “Through the Looking Glass” theme is a tribute to the visions of Lewis Carroll. Beware the Jabberwock, My Son! Read more at steampunkhauntedhouse.com. Halloween itself is the launch day of Dysfunctional Theatre Company’s “Brew of the Dead II: Oktoberflesh” — a creeptastic confection all about zombies, the apocalypse and mind-altering drugs. The show is a sequel to the company’s earlier 2008 production, and takes us on a journey from a Canadian bowling alley to the first ever post-Apocalyptic music festival, all the while asking the musical question, “Can the dead get high?” The show previews at Under St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place) on Halloween night and runs through November 19. More information, if you dare, at Dysfunctionaltheatre.org. Lastly, there is only one Downtown theatre company to party at on Halloween: Theater for the New City — which has been throwing their huge Village Halloween Costume Ball for something like 30 years. TNC co-founded the Village Halloween parade, and you will find the same mix of costumed bacchanalia and spooky ancient ritual at their 115 First Avenue location, inside and out. Every year, 1,200 people

There is only one Downtown theatre company to party at on Halloween: Theater for the New City — which has been throwing their huge Village Halloween Costume Ball for something like 30 years.

(or more) turn out for this extravaganza. And if you don’t dress up yourself, there’s plenty weirdness to look at! It’s the East Village after all! Come to think of it, who needs to wait until Halloween? Tickets are $20 (although the outdoor performances are free). More info at theaterforthenewcity.net. Happy haunting!

Photo by Jonathan Slaff

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NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF ILIAD 38, LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/8/11. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 7/6/11. Princ. office of LLC: 745 Fifth Ave., 33rd Fl., NY, NY 10151. 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. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, New Castle Cnty., DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State of DE, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil 9/1-10/6/11 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF RHOMBUS SERVICES, LLC. Authority filed with NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 5/12/11.Juris. of org: NJ filed: 9/27/10 NY off. loc. in NY Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to principal address: 560 Benigno Blvd, Bellmawr, NJ 08031. Arts of org. on file with State of NJ Treasurer, 125 W State St, Trenton, NJ 08808 Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Vil 9/1-10/6/11 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF 360 WEST 31ST STREET HOLDINGS II, LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/17/11. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 8/15/11. Princ. office of LLC: 10 E. 53rd St., 37th Fl., NY, NY 10022. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. DE addr. of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil 9/1-10/6/11 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF OH 161ST STREET, L.P. Certificate filed with Secy. of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 5/7/2010. Office location: New York County. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LP, 95 Pine St., 17th Fl., NY, NY 10005. Name/address of each genl. ptr. available from SSNY. Term: until 12/31/2057. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil 9/1-10/6/11 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF SPLASH ENTERPRISES LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/11/11. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, 445 W. 23rd St., 11A, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil 9/1-10/6/11

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF HYPER DIMENSION SOLUTIONS LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/26/11. Office location: NY Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o National Registered Agents, Inc. 875 Ave. of the Americas, Ste. 501, NY, NY 10001, also the registered agent. Purpose: any lawful activities. Vil.9/1-10/6/11

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF EGA57, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/15/11. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: 1057 First Ave., NY, NY 10022. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Janet Giaimo Vitale at the princ. office of the LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil 9/8-10/13/11

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF O’BRIEN LLP. Arts of Org filed with the Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 07/06/11. Office loc: NY Cty. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to: 7014 13th Ave, Ste 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Principal business address: 590 Madison Ave, 18th Fl, NY, NY 10022. Purpose: any lawful acts. Vil 9/1-10/6/11

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF VIA DIAZ, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/19/11. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Paul I. Rosenberg, Esq., Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C., 17 State St., 34th Fl., NY, NY 10004. Purpose: To own real estate. Vil 9/8-10/13/11

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF PCMH LYVERE, L.P. Certificate filed with Secy. of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 8/17/11. Office location: New York County. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Postgraduate Center For Mental Health, 158 E. 35th St., New York, NY 10016. Name/address of each genl. ptr. available from SSNY. Term: until 12/31/2061. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil 9/1-10/6/11 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF FOSTER KENT NY LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/1/07. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 410 Park Ave., 15th Fl., NY, NY 10022. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil 9/1-10/6/11 33RD STREET NYC LLC, a domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC), filed with the Sec of State of NY on 5/5/11. NY Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her toThe LLC, 155 W. 33rd St., NY, NY 10001. General Purposes Vil 9/8-10/13/11 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF APOLLO CREDIT MANAGEMENT (EUROPEAN SENIOR DEBT), LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/24/11. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 8/19/11. Princ. office of LLC: 9 W. 57th St., 41st Fl., NY, NY 10019. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the princ. office of the LLC. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 2711 Centerville Rd., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with the Secy. of State of DE, Dept. of State, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil 9/8-10/13/11

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF ERNOK MANAGEMENT, LLC. Arts of Org filed with the Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 08/04/11. Office loc: NY County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail a copy of any process to the principal business address: 295 FIFTH AVE, #111, NEW YORK, NY 10016. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Vil 9/8-10/13/11 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF RT INVESTMENT HOLDINGS GP LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/18/11. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 9/21/06. Princ. office of LLC: 280 Park Ave., 23rd Fl-East, NY, NY 10017. 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, New Castle Cnty., DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State of DE, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil 9/8-10/13/11 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF PM SECURITIES, LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/25/11. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 7/7/04. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 110 Chadds Ford Commons, Chadds Ford, PA 19317. DE addr. of LLC: 1313 N. Market St., Ste. 5100, Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., 401 Federal St., Townsend Bldg., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil 9/8-10/13/11

NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF CWS CONSULTING GROUP, LLC. Appl. for Auth. filed w/Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/14/11. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Massachusetts (MA) on 3/4/09. SSNY designated as agent for service of process. SSNY shall mail process to: 1005 Boylston St. #243, Newton Highlands, MA 02461. MA address of LLC: 189 Carlton Rd., Newton, MA 02468. Cert. of Org. filed with MA Secy. of Commonwealth, 1 Ashburton Pl., 17 Fl., Boston, MA 02108. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil 9/8-10/13/11 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF JAYWELL PROPERTY GROUP LLC. Art. of Org. filed w/Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/13/11. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent for service of process. SSNY shall mail process to: 420 W. 42 St. #394, NY, NY 10036. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil 9/8-10/13/11 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF METRO NETWORK SERVICES, LLC. Appl. for Auth. filed w/Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/1/10. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 5/18/11. SSNY designated as agent for service of process. SSNY shall mail process to: 90 White St., NY, NY 10013. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed w/DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St. Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19904. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil 9/8-10/13/11 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF IRVING 24D, LLC. Art. of Org. filed w/Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/25/11. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent for service of process. SSNY shall mail process to: 69 Thompson St. #11, NY, NY 10012. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil 9/8-10/13/11 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF ART REMBA, LLC. Art. of Org. filed w/Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/12/11. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent for service of process. SSNY shall mail process to: 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil 9/8-10/13/11 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF GLOBAL ENERGY MARKET SERVICES, LLC. Appl. for Auth. filed w/Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/20/11. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 9/24/10. SSNY designated as agent for service of process. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 8 Ave. NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed w/DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St. Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19904. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil 9/8-10/13/11

NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF SKYLARK AND KING LLC. Appl. for Auth. filed w/Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/15/11. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 5/16/11. SSNY designated as agent for service of process. SSNY shall mail process to: 7014 13 Ave. #202, Bklyn, NY 11228. DE address of LLC: 1521 Concord Pike #301, Wilmington, DE 19803. Cert. of Form. filed w/DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St. Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19904. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil 9/8-10/13/11 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF CHROMATIC GALLERIE LLC. Art. of Org. filed w/Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/29/11. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent for service of process. SSNY shall mail process to: 7014 13 Ave. #202, Bklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil 9/8-10/13/11 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF RHODESTONE PARTNERS LLC. Art. of Org. filed w/Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/29/10. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent for service of process. SSNY shall mail process to: 7014 13 Ave. #202, Bklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil 9/8-10/13/11 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF DEBORAH S. STEHR, PLLC. Art. of Org. filed w/Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/3/11. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent for service of process. SSNY shall mail process to: 7014 13 Ave. #202, Bklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil 9/8-10/13/11 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF MONSTER MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/11/11. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 3/14/11. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Imagem Music USA, 229 W. 28th St., 11th Fl., NY, NY 10001, Attn: Victoria Traube. DE address of LLC: c/o United Corporate Services, Inc., 874 Walker Road, Ste. C, Dover, DE 19904. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil 9/8-10/13/11 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF KKR EQUITY STRATEGIES L.P. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/23/11. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 2/10/11. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o KKR Asset Management LLC, 555 California St., 50th Fl., San Francisco, CA 94104. DE address of LP: The Corporation Trust Company, 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Name/address of each genl. ptr. available from SSNY. Cert. of LP filed with DE Secy. of State, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil 9/8-10/13/11


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PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF QUEENSCLIFF ASSOCIATES LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/11/11. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 6/7/11. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 900 Third Ave., Ste. 201-10, NY, NY 10022. DE address of LLC: National Corporate Research, Ltd., 615 South DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil 9/8-10/13/11 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF HPS CREDIT OPPS ONSHORE, LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/23/11. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 2/25/11. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Highbridge Principal Strategies, LLC, 40 W. 57th St., 33rd Fl., NY, NY 10019. DE address of LLC: 615 South DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State, P.O. Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil 9/8-10/13/11 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF INSIDE EXPERIENCES LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 8/10/11. Office location: New York County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, 33 E. 33rd St., Ste. 1107, NY, NY 10016. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil 9/8-10/13/11 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF GH CHELSEA LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 7/15/11. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in DE on 11/24/10. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, Attn: CT Corporation System, 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 9/8-10/13/11 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF GH WEST SIDE LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 7/15/11. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in DE on 11/24/10. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, Attn: CT Corporation System, 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 9/8-10/13/11

NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF INDOMITABLE ENTERTAINMENT, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State: 8/5/11. Office loc.: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 225 Varick St., Ste. 304, NY, NY 10014. LLC formed in DE: 5/5/09. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o National Registered Agents, Inc., 875 Ave. of the Americas, Ste. 501, NY, NY 10001. 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: any lawful act. Vil 9/8-10/13/11 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF PRIAM CAPITAL ASSOCIATES LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 8/16/11. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in DE on 3/28/11. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to the principal business addr.: 445 Park Ave., Ste. 1401, NY, NY 10022. DE addr. of LLC:The Corporation Trust Co., 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Vil 9/8-10/13/11 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF HARLEM YOGA STUDIO LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/12/10. Office located in: NY County. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process to:the LLC, 41 W64TH ST., #5C NY, NY 10023. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Vil 9/18-10/20/11

WRIGHT WEATHER CONSULTING, LLC A domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC), filed with the Sec of State of NY on 6/22/11. NY Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her to The LLC, P.O. Box 117, NY, NY 10108. General Purposes. Vil 9/15-10/20/11 MARATHON CONSULTING, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 8/13/02. Office in NY Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Madama, Griffits, O’Hara LLP 450 Park Ave South 8th Fl. New York, NY 10016. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Section 206 Vil 9/15-10/20/11 THE NEWSBRIDGE LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 8/4/11. Office in NY Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Zachary Weiss 211 Ave. A Apt. 35 New York, NY 10009. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Section 206 Vil.9/15-10/20/11 PWM ASSOCIATES LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 2/3/10. Office in NY Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Jill Wilpon 525 Park Ave. New York, NY 10065. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Section 206 Vil.9/15-10/20/11 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF UNIFY MANAGEMENT & SERVICES, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/18/11. Office location: New York County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 40 Elizabeth St, Suite 305, NY, NY 10013. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil.9/15-10/20/11

RSG.ENT. LLC A domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC), filed with the Sec of State of NY on 6/22/11. NY Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her to The LLC, 400 W. 43 St., #43-S, NY, NY 10036. General Purposes. Vil 9/15-10/20/11

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF PI BETA PHI FHC ASSET MANAGEMENT LLC. Filed Sec of State of NY (SSNY) 8/2/11. Formed Oklahoma 10/3/08. Off. Loc.:NY Cnty. SSNY designated as Agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o National Registered Agents Inc, 875 Avenue of the Americas, Ste 501 New York, NY 10001 Purpose:Any lawful activity. Vil.9/15-10/20/11

NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF HALCYON AGILIS GP LLC. App. for Authority filed with the Sect. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/9/11. N.Y. Office Loc: NY County. LLC formed in DE on 7/6/11. SSNY has been designated as agent of LLC upon process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o Walkers Corporate Services Delaware Ltd. 200 Bellevue Pkwy, Ste 170, Wilmington, DE 19809. DE addr. of LLC: 200 Bellevue Pkwy, Ste 170, Wilmington, 19809. Cert. of Form filed with DE Sect. of State, PO Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil 9/15-10/20/11 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF HALCYON AGILIS MANAGEMENT LP. Authority filed with the Sect. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/10/11. Office Loc: NY County. LP formed in DE on 7/6/11. SSNY has been designated as agent of LP upon process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o Walkers Corporate Services Delaware Ltd. 200 Bellevue Pkwy, Ste 170, Wilmington, DE 19809. DE addr. of LP: 200 Bellevue Pkwy, Ste 170, Wilmington, 19809. Name/ addr. of genl. ptr. avail from SSNY. Cert. of LP filed with DE Sect. of State, PO Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil.9/15-10/20/11 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF HREP CHELSEA PARTNERS LLC. App. for Authority filed with the Sect. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/9/11. N.Y. Office Loc: NY County. LLC formed in DE on 6/29/2007. SSNY has been designated as agent of LLC upon process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o Walkers Corporate Services Delaware Ltd. 200 Bellevue Pkwy, Ste 170, Wilmington, DE 19809. DE addr. of LLC: 200 Bellevue Pkwy, Ste 170, Wilmington, 19809. Cert. of Form filed with DE Sect. of State, PO Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil.9/15-10/20/11 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF HREP MAMMOTH BLOCKER LLC. App. for Authority filed with the Sect. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/9/11. N.Y. Office Loc: NY County. LLC formed in DE on 3/19/2007. SSNY has been designated as agent of LLC upon process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o Walkers Corporate Services Delaware Ltd. 200 Bellevue Pkwy, Ste 170, Wilmington, DE 19809. DE addr. of LLC: 200 Bellevue Pkwy, Ste 170, Wilmington, 19809. Cert. of Form filed with DE Sect. of State, PO Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil.9/15-10/20/11 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF GURU-73, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/2/11. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: 950 Third Ave., 31st Fl., NY, NY 10022. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 6 Tory Ln., Scarsdale, NY 10583. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil 9/15-10/20/11

NORTH EAST FAMILY REALTY LLC, a domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC), filed with the Sec of State of NY on 6/3/11. NY Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her to Jean Claude Compas MD, 255 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11238. General Purposes. Vil 9/15-10/20/11 UEI 640 TENTH LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 7/8/11. Office in NY Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process The LLC 1450 Broadway, Fl. 21 New York, NY 10018. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Latest date to dissolve: 1/4/2061 Section 206 Vil 9/15-10/20/11 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF WASICO, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/1/11. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: c/o Milbank, Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP, 1 Chase Manhattan Plaza, NY, NY 10005. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 316 E. 18th St., NY, NY 10003. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil 9/15-10/20/11 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF CITY PLAN FUND, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 8/1/11. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in DE on 7/18/11. NY Sec. of State designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to the principal business addr.: c/o Permal Asset Management Inc., 900 Third Ave., NY, NY 10010. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Vanguard Corporate Services, Ltd., 3500 S. Dupont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil 9/15-10/20/11 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a license, #TBA has been applied for by S.L. 93 Corp d/b/a Ottomanelli NY Grill to sell beer and wine at retail in a restaurant. For on premises consumption under the ABC law at 1424 Lexington Avenue New York NY 10128. Vil 9/22-9/29/11 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a license, #1257397 has been applied for by Dong Chun Hong Corp to sell beer, wine, and liquor at retail in a restaurant. For on premises consumption under the ABC law at 312 5th Avenue New York NY 10001. Vil 9/22-9/29/11 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Hotel liquor license, #1256131 has been applied for by EROS MGMNT & REALTY LLC & WYNDHAM HOTEL MGMNT INC d/b/a Wyndham Tryp Hotel to sell beer, wine, and liquor at retail in a hotel. For on premises consumption under the ABC law at 345 W 35TH ST NEW YORK, NY 10001.

Vil 9/22-9/29/11 BREAD IN TRIBECA LLC IS APPLYING FOR A RENEWAL OF ITS UNENCLOSED SIDEWALK CAFE LICENSE. Requests for copies of the proposed revocable consent agreement may be addressed to: Department of consumer affairs, attn: foil officer, 42 broadway, new york, ny 10004 Vil 9/22-9/29/11 KING K-9 LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 8/2/11. Office in NY Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process Tom Shannon CPA PC 1568 N. Wakonda St. Flagstaff, AZ 86004. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Section 206 Vil 9/22-10/27/11 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF ROOSTER WORLDWIDE LLC. Art. of Org.filed w/Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/1/10. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent for service of process. SSNY shall mail process to: 7014 13 Ave. #202,Bklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: Any lawful activity.Vil 9/22-10/27/11 TORTUS CAPITAL FUND LP Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/26/11. Office location: NY Co. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 7/22/11 SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Tortus Capital GP LTD 721 5th Ave #34G NY, NY 10022. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange ST Wilmington, DE 19801. Arts. Of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, PO Box 898 Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Section Vil 9/22-10/27/11 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF SMCINTOSH, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/18/11. 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, regd. agent upon whom and at which process may be served. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil 9/22-10/27/11 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF ARTIZAN INTERNET SERVICES, LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/3/11. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Connecticut (CT) on 3/18/05. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o National Registered Agents, Inc., 875 Ave. of the Americas, Ste. 501, NY, NY 10001. Principal office address: 200 Applied Pkwy, University Park, IL 60484. Arts of Org. filed with the CT Secretary of State, 30 Trinity St., PO Box 150470, Hartford, CT 06115-0470. Purpose: any lawful activities. Vil 9/22-10/27/11

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF SL MANHATTAN BURGER DEVELOPMENT, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/18/11. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Anna M. Boutzalis, CPA, 600 Old Country Road, Ste. 230, Garden City, NY 11530. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil 9/22-10/27/11 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF BEST FRIENDS BURGERS MANHATTAN, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/27/11. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Anna M. Boutzalis, CPA, 600 Old Country Road, Ste. 230, Garden City, NY 11530. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil 9/22-10/27/11 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF OAKWOOD DENTAL ARTS SOUTH SHORE, PLLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/25/11. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 76 Pond St., Staten Island, NY 10309. Purpose: practice the profession of dentistry. Vil 9/22-10/27/11 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF GRAND CENTRAL CHIROPRACTIC & PHYSICAL THERAPY PLLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/29/11. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Gary Willner, 370 Lexington Ave., NY, NY 10017. Purpose: practice the profession of physical therapy. Vil 9/22-10/27/11 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF EF-43 OPERATING LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/11/11. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 8/9/11. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o United Corporate Services, Inc. (UCS), 10 Bank St., Ste. 560, White Plains, NY 10606. DE address of LLC: c/o UCS, 874 Walker Rd., Ste. C, Dover, DE 19904. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil 9/22-10/27/11 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF HOPPER HOME LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 8/30/11. Office location: New York County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Women’s Prison Association, 110 Second Ave., NY, NY 10003. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil 9/22-10/27/11

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF JOHN JAMES BARBIS LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 7/1/11. Office location: New York County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 15 East 70th Street, New York, NY 10021. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil 9/22-10/27/11 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF KKKENHORST L.P. Certificate filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/19/2011. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 487 Greenwich St., Ste. 5A, NY, NY 10013. Name/address of each genl. ptr. available from SSNY. Term: until 12/31/2051. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil 9/22-10/27/11 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF PRIVATE EQUITY CONCENTRATED ENERGY FUND II, L.P. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/25/11. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 11/30/09. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 200 West St., NY, NY 10282. DE address of LP: Corporation Service Company, 2711 Centerville Rd., Wilmington, DE 19808. Name/address of each genl. ptr. available from SSNY. Cert. of LP filed with DE Secy. of State, P.O. Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil 9/22-10/27/11 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF PRIVATE EQUITY CONCENTRATED ENERGY II ADVISORS, L.L.C. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/25/11. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 11/30/09. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 200 West St., NY, NY 10282. DE address of LLC: Corporation Service Company, 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State, P.O. Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil 9/22-10/27/11 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF BIDIESSE LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 7/22/11. Office location: NY County. Sec. of State designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: DeGaetano & Carr, 488 Madison Ave., 17th Fl., NY, NY 10022. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil 9/22-10/27/11 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF SKIP SALES LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 8/23/11. Office location: NY County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 601 W. 26th St., 5th Fl., NY, NY 10001. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Vil 9/22-10/27/11


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PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a license, #TBA has been applied for by 240 BBJ Pub Inc d/b/a Jack Doyle’s to sell beer, wine, and liquor at retail in a restaurant with one additional bar. For on premises consumption under the ABC law at 240 West 35th Street New York NY 10001. Vil 9/29-10/6/11 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, PURSUANT TO LAW, that the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at 66 John Street, 11th floor, on a petition from Ma.Vi.Do. Rest. Inc. to continue to, maintain, and operate an unenclosed sidewalk café at 1260 Second Avenue in the Borough of Manhattan for a term of two years. REQUESTS FOR COPIES OF THE PROPOSED REVOCABLE CONSENT AGREEMENT MAY BE ADDRESSED TO: DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS, ATTN: FOIL OFFICER, 42 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NY 10004. Vil 9/29-10/06/11 PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given pursuant to law, that the NYC Dept. of Consumer Affairs will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 2:00 p.m., at 66 John Street, 11th floor, on a petition from RDK Restaurant Corp. d/b/a Bistro Les Amis to continue to maintain, and operate an unenclosed sidewalk café at 180 Spring Street, in the Borough of Manhattan, for a term of two years. Request for a copy of the proposed revocable consent may be addressed to Dept. of Consumer Affairs, 42 Broadway, New York, NY 10004. Attn: Foil Officer. Vil 9/29-10/06/11 H.S. CHOCOLATE CO. LLC Art. Of Org. Filed Sec. Of State of NY 07/21/2011. Off Loc.: New York Co. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY to mail copy of process to THE LLC, 55 West 26th St., Apt. 28G, New York, NY 10010. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity. Vil 9/29-11/03/11 MANHATTAN MUSIC VENUE LLC a domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC), filed with the Sec of State of NY on 6/1/11. NY Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her to The LLC, 17 E. 12th St., NY, NY 10003. General Purposes. Vil 9/29-11/03/11

NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF WFP TOWER D PARTNER LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/20/11. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 09/14/11. Princ. Office of LLC: 200 Vesey St., 11th Fl., NY, NY 10281-1021. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the Princ. Office of the LLC. DE addr. of LLC: Corporation Service Company, 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Formation filed with DE Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil 9/29-11/03/11 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF APOLLO RECRUITING LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 07/19/11. Office location: 165 East 64th Street, New York, New York 10065, New York County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Christina M. Mason, Esq., c/o Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, 101 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10178. Purpose: Any lawful purposes and IT recruiting. Vil 9/29-11/03/11 NOTICE OF FORMATION PAPER CHAIN PRODUCTIONS LLC art. of org. filed Secy. of State NY (SSNY) 7/27/11. Off. loc. in New York Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: James Duff, 15 1st Ave #3, NY, NY 10003. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Vil 9/29-11/03/11 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF FBG HARRIMAN UPPER RETAIL LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/30/11. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 8/23/11. Princ. office of LLC: c/o RD Management LLC, 810 Seventh Ave., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10019. 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. DE addr. of LLC: Corporation Service Co., 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., P.O. Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil 9/29-11/03/11 TEE TALES CLOTHING LLC a domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC), filed with the Sec of State of NY on 6/7/11. NY Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/ her to The LLC, 352 W. 117 St., Ste. 4B, NY, NY 10026. General Purposes. Vil 9/29-11/03/11

NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF TMNA SERVICES, LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/20/11. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 6/29/11. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co. (CSC), 80 State St., Albany, NY 122072543. DE addr. of LLC: c/o CSC, 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Dept. of State, Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., 401 Federal St. - Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil 9/29-11/03/11 REYES & WOLF NETWORK, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 8/5/2011. Office in NY Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 525 E. 86th St., NY, NY 10022, which is also the address of the registered agent, Jaime Taicher, upon whom process against the LLC may be served. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Principal business location: 250 Park Ave., NY, NY 10177. Vil 9/29-11/03/11 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF MISTRAL PUBLISHING LLC. Art. of Org.filed w/Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/6/11. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent for service of process. SSNY shall mail process to: 235 E.50 St. #31,NY, NY 10022. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil 9/29-11/03/11 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF MADISON CENTURION, LLC. Art. of Org.filed w/Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/11/11. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent for service of process. SSNY shall mail process to: 470 Park Ave. #3C, NY, NY 10022. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil 9/29-11/03/11 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF B2BHIVE ETC LLC. Art. of Org.filed w/Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/16/11. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent for service of process. SSNY shall mail process to: 7014 13 Ave. #202, Bklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil 9/29-11/03/11 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF JULS LLC. Art. of Org. filed w/Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/16/11. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent for service of process. SSNY shall mail process to: 930 5 Ave. 4 Fl., NY, NY 10021. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil 9/29-11/03/11 NOTICE OF FORMATION WILDERNESS ROCKS, LLC art. of org. filed Secy. of State NY (SSNY) 8/3/11. Off. loc. in New York Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: 122 East 88th St, #3E, NY, NY 10128. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Vil 9/29-11/03/11

NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF VANTAGE COMMODITIES FINANCIAL SERVICES, LLC. App for Auth filed with the Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/07/11. Office loc: NY Cty. LLC formed in DE on 5/23/11. SSNY designated as an agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail process to the princ. business addr: 55 5th Ave., 13th Fl, NY, NY 10003. DE addr of LLC: Capitol Services, Inc. 515 S. Dupont Hwy. Dover, DE 19901. Certificate of LLC filed with Secy of State of DE loc at P.O. Box 898 Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: any lawful acts. Vil 9/29-11/03/11 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF CUPS, LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/21/11. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Nevada (NV) on 4/8/11. Princ. office of LLC: 78 Okner Pkwy., Livingston, NJ 07039. 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. Cert. of Form. filed with NV Secy. of State, Ross Miller, 101 N. Carson St., Ste. 3, Carson City, NV 89701. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil 9/29-11/03/11 ASSISTED LIVING OF AMERICA, L.P. a domestic Limited Partnership (LP) filed with the Sec of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/16/11. NY office Location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LP may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LP served upon him/her to The LP, 30 West St., Ste. 20B, NY, NY 10004. Latest date to dissolve 8/10/2041. General purposes. Vil 9/29-11/03/11 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF CASTELLAN MANAGING MEMBER II LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/18/11. 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, 1841 Broadway, Ste. 400, NY, NY 10023. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil 9/29-11/03/11 NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF STONEPEAK GP HOLDINGS LP. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 8/17/11. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 717 5th Ave., 14th Fl., NY, NY 10022. LP formed in DE on 7/26/11. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE addr. of LP: c/o The Corporation Trust Co., 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Name/ addr. of genl. ptr. available from NY Sec. of State. Cert. of LP filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil 9/29-11/03/11

Find it in the archives www.THEVILLAGER.com NOTICE OF PUBLICATION To: YU PING YAN 1215 63rd Street Brooklyn, NY 11219 SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK – COUNTY OF NEW YORK – Index No.309211/11 – Date Purchased: 7/5/11 – SUMMONS WITH NOTICE – Plaintiff designates NEW YORK County as the place of trial – Basis of venue: CPLR Sec. 509 – MING QUAN ZOU, Plaintiff, - against – YU PING YAN, Defendant. – ACTION FOR DIVORCE – To the above-named Defendant YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to serve a notice of appearance on plaintiff’s-attorneys within thirty (30) days after the service of this summons is complete and in case of your failure to appear, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the notice set forth below. Dated: 7/1/2011. New York, New York. Law Offices of Thomas Sun By: Thomas Sun, Esq. Plaintiff’s Attorney 139 Centre Street, Suite 616, New York, NY 10013 (212) 966-2116. NOTICE: The nature of this action is to dissolve the marriage between the parties on the grounds of (i) the abandonment of the Plaintiff by the Defendant for a period of more than one year pursuant to DRL Section 170(2). The relief sought is a judgment of absolute divorce in favor of the plaintiff dissolving the marriage between the parties in this action. NOTICE OF AUTOMATIC ORDERS. Pursuant to domestic relations law section 236 part b, sec. 2, the parties are bound by certain automatic orders which shall remain in full force and effect during the pendency of the action. For further details you should contact the clerk of the matrimonial part, Supreme Court, 60 Centre Street, New York, NY 10007 Tel (646)386-3010. DRL 255 Notice. Please be advised that once the judgment of divorce is signed in this action, both parties must be aware that he or she will no longer be covered by the other party’s health insurance plan and that each party shall be responsible for his or her own health insurance coverage, and may be entitled to purchase health insurance on his or her own through a COBRA option, if available. 9/29-10/13/11

PROBATE CITATION FILE NO. 4782/08 SURROGATE’S COURT – NEW YORK COUNTY CITATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, By the Grace of God Free and Independent TO : The heirs at law, next of kin, and distributees of William Jacobson, also known as William Jacobson, Jr., deceased, if living, and if any of them be dead to their heirs at law, next of kin, distributes, legatees, executors, administrators, assignees and successors in interest whose names are unknown and cannot be ascertained after due diligence. Public Administrator of the County of New York send GREETING: A petition having been duly filed by Jonathan D. Golby, who is domiciled at 120 W. 58th St., NewYork, NY 10019, YOU ARE HEREBY CITED TO SHOW CAUSE before the Surrogate’s Court, New York County, at 31 Chambers Street, Room 503, New York, on November 18, 2011, at 9:30 o’clock in the fore-noon of that day, why a decree should not be made in the estate of William Jacobson a/k/a William Jacobson, Jr. , lately domiciled at 120 West 58th St., New York, NY 10019 admitting to probate a Will dated January 23, 2005, as the Will of William Jacobson a/k/a William Jacobson, Jr., deceased, relating to real and personal property, and directing that [ X ] Letters Testamentary issue to: Jonathan D. Golby [ ] Letters of Trusteeship issue to: [ ] Letters of Administration c.t.a. issue to Dated, Attested and Sealed HON. __s/Nora S. Anderson__________ Surrogate September 8, 2011 ___s/Diana Sanabria________ Chief Clerk Jonathan D. Golby, Attorney for Petitioner 261 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2000, New York, NY 10016 Tel. (212) 247-1347 [NOTE: This citation is served upon you as required by law. You are not required to appear. If you fail to appear it will be assumed you do not object to the relief requested. You have a right to have an attorney appear for you.] P-5 (10/96) Vil 9/15-11/3/11

CITATION FILE NO.: 2011-369 SURROGATE’S COURT, NEW YORK COUNTY THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK By the Grace of God Free and Independent To: Jenna Haden Jones and Joseph Allen Jones, if living, and if either died subsequent to the decedent herein, to his executors, administrators, legatees, devisees, assignees and successors in interest whose names and places of residence are unknown; and all other heirs at law, next of kin and distributees of Nicholas T. Scheel a/k/a Nicholas Tyler Scheel, the decedent herein, whose names and places of residence are unknown and cannot, after diligent inquiry, be ascertained. A petition having been filed by Patrick J. McGee, who is/are domiciled at 342 E. 53rd Street, New York, New York 10022. YOU ARE HEREBY CITED TO SHOW CAUSE before the Surrogate’s Court, New York County, at Room 510, 31 Chambers Street, New York, on October 25, 2011, at 9:30 o’clock in the forenoon of that day, why a decree should not be made in the estate of Nicholas T. Scheel, a/k/a Nicholas Tyler Scheel lately domiciled at 342 E. 53rd Street, Apt. 2D, New York, New York 10022, United States, admitting to probate a Will dated May 20, 2010 (and Codicil(s), of any, dated ________________________ _______________), as the Will of Nicholas T. Scheel, deceased, relating to the real and personal property, and directing that: Letters Testamentary issue to Patrick J. McGee Further relief sought (if any): to serve without bond. Dated,Attested and Sealed, September 15, 2011 HON. /s/ HON. KRISTIN BOOTH GLEN Seal Surrogate /s/ DIANA SANABRIA Chief Clerk Kathleen M. Citera Print Name of Attorney Satterlee Stephens Burke & Burke, LLP (212) 404-8745, Firm 230 Park Avenue, Suite 1130, New York, NY 10169, Address NOTE: This citation is served upon you as required by law. You are not required to appear. If you fail to appear it will be assumed you do not object to the relief requested. You have a right to have an attorney appear for you. NYSBA’s Surrogate Court Form P-5 (3/06) -1Vil 9/22-10/13/11


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Woo, hoo, witchy women (and men): Pagans show pride Witches, warlocks and Wiccans, in general — some flying in from as far away as Germany, presumably by plane, but perhaps broomstick — gathered in Battery Park on Saturday for the 11th annual Pagan Pride Harvest Festival. There were crafts, goddess candles for sale, workshops, tarot, music, no reported boiling cauldrons and hopefully only “white magic” and good spells.


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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Continued from page 20 new rat holes, tunnels and dens, the elimination of shrubbery that conceals rat dens and the utilization of rat-proof garbage cans and our 10,000 donated mint-flavored, rat-repellent garbage bags throughout the park get us pretty close to that goal. Unfortunately, because we are fighting an infestation, we have been told it will take about six months before the rats are eliminated to the fullest extent possible. As they say, â&#x20AC;&#x153;patience is a virtue,â&#x20AC;? so we will keep a close eye on the ongoing efforts, turn up the

pressure again if necessary, and anxiously await the spring. Chad Marlow Marlow is founder, Tompkins Square Park & Playgrounds Parentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Association (TSP3A) E-mail letters, not longer than 250 words in length, to news@thevillager.com or fax to 212-229-2790 or mail to The Villager, Letters to the Editor, 515 Canal St., Suite 1C, NY, NY 10013. Please include phone number for confirmation purposes. The Villager reserves the right to edit letters for space, grammar, clarity and libel. The Villager does not publish anonymous letters.


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People’s history of L.E.S. ready for your support CLAYTON BY CLAYTON PATTERSON I need support in getting “Jews, a People’s History of the Lower East Side” into print. The three-volume, 1,500-page book is getting to the end. Howard F. Seligman, finance and taxation specialist, is the head of the nonprofit Solo Foundation, which is managing the money for the project. By donating to this campaign, you can preorder copies of the book. Other rewards include photo prints drawn from my archive; out-of-print books; even a DVD of my complete footage of the 1988 Tompkins Square Park police riot, available for the first time and only through this Kickstarter. For more information and to donate, go to Kickstarter, http://kck.st/o2bVzz. “Jews, a People’s History of the Lower East Side,” is the story of New York City’s Lower East Side, once a largely Jewish neighborhood, and now unrecognizable after years of urban gentrification. Volume I of the current project is the story of a “holy water” spring buried beneath the foundation of the Jewish Daily Forward building on East Broadway and of a six-month prison sentence from Essex Market Court for throwing snowballs. It is the story of cheap rents, knishes from Russ & Daughters and children screaming at tour buses to “stop telling lies about them.” It is the story of tent cities in Tompkins Square Park, The second and third volumes focus more on cultural activities, such as art, theater and film and, for the most part, concentrate more on the area above Delancey St. Here’s the contents breakdown of Volumes II and III:

VOLUME II 1) ROOTS 1. Michael Weiner, “Seeking Refuge from Life’s Dissonance: The Disparate Echoes of a Father’s and Son’s Experiences on the Lower East Side, Decades Apart” 2. Roberta Faith Levine, “My Father” 3. Sheila Alson with Susan L. Yung, excerpts from The Ring 4. Pearl Gluck, “The Betsy Ross of Avenue C” (on her grandmother) 5. Steven Lack, the Lower East Side 6. David Rosenberg, “The Holocaust Behind the Counter: B&H Dairy, L&G Luncheonette, and the Myth of the East Village” 7. Jennifer Blowdryer, “A Brief Family History of the Non Gadget Oriented” 8. Suzannah B. Troy, “Stream of Consciousness, My Grandfather, 92 Reasons I Love the Lower East Side” 9. Tsaurah Litzky, “The People Who Made Me – A Love Story Of The Jewish Lower East Side” 10. Rodney Sur 11. Zia Ziprin 2) SHOPS, GARDENS, BUILDINGS 1. Roberta Faith Levine, “LES Tour From My Memory” 2. Julian Voloj, “A Walk Through the Jewish

Lower East Side” 3. Bob Holman, “Inside the Synagogue is Mars. Inside Mars Is Your Apartment.” A poem for the opening of Angel Orensanz’s installation “Flying NASA Lab” 4. Gerrick Beck, “Gardenopolis” 5. Rob Hollander, “Architecture of the Jewish Ghetto” 6. Steve Zeitlin, “Sharing the Lower East Side” (on City Lore) 7. Chris Stein, “Style and Lower East Side” 3) COLORFUL CHARACTERS 1. Ann Binlot, “A-Ron” 2. Anne Apparu, “Word to Maman Le Poeme” 3. Amy Shapiro, “Repairing the Lower East Side” 4. Deborah Freeman, “A Couple of Hard Bop Holdouts, East of Eden” 4) POETRY AND PROSE 1. Steve Dalachinsky, Jim Feast and Yuko Otomo, “Tuli Kupferberg: The Meaning of the Jew in the Dictionary of Anarchism” 2. Jim Feast, “Morris Rosenfeld and H. Leivick: Jewish Titans at War on the Lower East Side” 3. Sparrow, “The Jews and the Unbearables; The Unbearables and the Jews” 4. Sabina Theijs, “Allen Ginsberg’s Ideal Society” 5. Eliot Katz, “Planet News and Futuristic Greetings from the Lower East Side: Recalling Allen Ginsberg” 6. Tom Savage, “My Allen Ginsberg” 7. Jerome Poynton, “Sister and Brother from Savannah, Georgia: Helen Oliver Adelson and Edgar Oliver” 8. Romy Ashby, edited by Foxy Kidd, “Interview with Edgar Oliver” 9. Ed Sanders, “Yiddish Speaking Socialists of the Lower East Side” 10. Steve Dalachinsky, “The Sorrows of Young Worthless — A Conversation with Myself or: An Abbreviated History of a Young Jewish Dropout’s Adventures in the Lower East Side” 11. Steve Dalachinsky, “The First Cemetery of Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue (1656-1833)” 12. Bob Holman, “A Jew in New York” 13. Erik La Prade, “On the Streets of the Lower East Side: An Interview with Harry Nudel” 14. Harry Nudel, “Death of the Deli” 15. Harry Nudel, “The Last Yid Poets” 16. Valery Oisteanu, “The Lion of the Beats, a sitting meditation for Allen Ginsberg” 17. Ron Kolm with a note by Jim Feast, “Hal Sirowitz: Last of the Lower East Side Poets” 18. Richard Kostenlanetz, image: Second Ave./Sixth St./Third Ave. 19. Richard Kostenlanetz, “Categories: A Self-Retrospective on a Different Kind of Literary Life Around the Lower East Side” 20. Lionel Ziprin, “Math” 21. Valery Oisteanu, “Strolling with the NonKosher Jewish Beats on the Loisaida” 22. Alexander Rubchenko, “An Interview with Leonard Abrams” 23. Nico Ponce de Leon Dios, “On Ira Cohen”

24. Alan Kaufman, “The Ghost of Abraham Cahan Meets The Rebels of Spoken Word” 25. Romy Ashby,“Marty Matz, Poet” 26. Jim Feast, “Barney Rosset: Outsider on the Inside” 27. Miriam Stanley, on Yiddish Poets 5) MUSIC 1. Sara Levin, “Frank London” 2. John Zorn, “Musings on the East Village” 3. Ronen Landa, “John Zorn: Sanctifying the New” 4. Bobby Finberg, “Three Kings and Uncle Charlie” (on klezmer) 5. Elliot Sharp, “Near & Far” 6. Mary Rinebold, “Reflections” (on Phillip Glass) 7. Steven Wishnia, “Wie Bist Die Gewesen Vor Punk-Rock?” 8. Avram Fefer, “L.E.S. is Less” 9. Gary Lucas, “East Side, Far Side – All Around the Sound; a.k.a. It’s Not Where You’re Frum, It’s Where You’re At” 10. Steven Lee Beeber, “Immigrants” (on Punk) 11. Handsome Dick Manitoba, edited by Jim Feast 6) PERFORMANCE ART 1. Michael Carter,“Howard Seligman, Covert Agent of Cultural Subversion” 2. Bonnie Sue Stein, “Basha Detroit: A 28-year history of a Jewess in NY- 1979-2007” 3. Roberta Levine, “A Brief History of a Performer”

VOLUME III 1) ILLICIT 1. Eric Miller, “Some Meanings of Mj in Lower East Side Jewish Culture” 2. David H Katz, “Jews With Guns: The Jewish Gangster On The Lower East Side” 3. Ben Essex, “My Name is Ben” 4. Ron Ross, “The Peddler from Norfolk Street” 2) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

BUSINESS Economy Candy Ben Kaplan, lawyer Deborah Fries, Transformations (on art gallery management) Dr. David Ores Rabbi Gerson Jennifer Blowdryer on property owner Sion Misrahi, “How I Came to Be Here” David the Slumlord, by Margaret Santiago Keith Staskiewicz on Alan Dell of Katz’s Deli

3) POLITICS 1. Malay Kanuga, “The Many Recurring Dreams of Reason: The Motherfuckers and the Art of Rebellion” 2. Tsaurah Litzky, “Emma Goldman – First Slum Goddess of the Lower East Side” 3. Elissa Sampson, “Yiddishe Bread & Roses – Stories of the Jewish Left on the Lower East Side” 4. Romy Ashby, edited by Foxy Kidd, “Interview with Carole Ramer” on Abbie Hoffman

5. Chris Brandt on Frances Goldin and Miriam Friedlander on housing 4) ART 1. Merry Fortune with John Farris, “Shalom Tomas Neuman - Celebration of A FusionArtist” 2. Robert C Morgan, “Shalom Amerika: Humanism in Exile” 3. Sharon Newfeld, “High Art in the Lower East Side: The Early Days” 4. Jerome Poynton, “June Leaf, Hands at War” 5. B.J. De Guzman, on Steven Marcus 6. Paul Buhle, “From The Masses to World War 3 Illustrated: New York art as political street commentary; or, Seth Tobocman and the Lower East Side” 7. Seth Tobocman, “This Neo-Expressionist, Comic-Book Artist So Far” 8. Clayton Patterson, on Boris Lurie 9. Staar on Boris Lurie 10. Liljefors on Boris Lurie 11. Romy Ashby & Foxy Kidd, “Interview with Tasha Robbins” 12. Kathleen Osborn, “Claw Money” (on Claudia) 13. Ilka Scobie, “Martha Diamond, Artist and Bowery Pioneer” 14. Efroim Snyder, “Jewish History and the LES” 15. Elissa Sampson on art in the Stanton St. Shul 16. Mary Blair Taylor, “Lady Island; Agathe Snow” 17. Donna Cameron, “Allure: The Circle Bait of Angel Orensanz” 18. Julius Klein, “His Son Was a Disappointment” 19. Eddy Portnoy, edited by Paul Buhle, “Cartoon Jews on the Lower East Side” 5) THEATER 1. Caraid O’Brien, “Under the World with Sholem Asch” and a one act adaptation of his play “The Dead Man” 2. Eve Packer, Cafe Royal 3. Tom Walker, “Some Thoughts on The Lower East Side and the Jewish Community, Julian Beck and The Living Theatre, and Me” 4. Judith Malina, “Memories of a German Jew on the Lower East Side” 5. Jim Feast and Steve Dalachinsky, “Judith Malina and the Miracle” 6. Gerrick Beck, “Return of the Theater” 6) FILM 1. Margot Niederland with Merry Fortune, “Was” 2. Rick Wirick, “The Dream Life: The Lower East Side Jews in Hollywood” 3. Ken Jacobs, “The Given Word” 4. Jacob Burckhardt, “On Being a Jew on the Lower East Side” 5. Mark Kron, “My East Village” 7) PHOTOGRAPHY 1. Jerome Poynton, edited by Loretta Farb, “Robert Frank, Gunslinger with Camera” 2. Richard Sandler, Untitled 3. Rik Little, “Maurice Narcis – East Village Jewish Artist” 4. Sid Kaplan, NY photographer


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