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Regional Transportation Authority, the parent agency of RTS, as the executive vice president of customer and community engagement. According to public payroll records, her compensation in the most recent fiscal year was $174,027, which included her annual salary of $150,000.

Chili needs buses, too

November 15 marked America Recycles Day. Given the difficulties recycling faces nationwide, you would think our elected officials would take time out to highlight the issues involved, along with the local media. Instead, we got the latest in the world of crime, news about chaos in Rochester public schools, and chaos at the Monroe County Office building. Thanks to The Buffalo News, we learned that Buffalo has launched a new public awareness campaign called “Recycling Reinvented.” This is a sixmonth campaign aimed at reducing contamination at the curb. The plan is to educate residents via ads, social media posts, and signage. This was announced at a “Plastic Bag Recycling Collection” event hosted by Mayor Byron Brown. While Buffalo still has cost and logistical issues when it comes to residential trash collection, this campaign is another step in the right direction. Meanwhile, back home, the silence was deafening – save for a very detailed flyer sent to local customers of Casella Waste Systems. Along with announcing schedule changes, this document

I’ve been asking Regional Transit Service for three years to reconsider its decision to run the bus that goes to North Chili and Churchville in the morning and evening so people who live there can get to work downtown. The agency says it doesn’t have the money. I believe it is a very important route for our area. A brand new distribution plant built on Union Street in North Chili will bring considerable traffic. There is a college and many apartment developments in the area. I can’t believe RTS is cutting routes to the suburbs but are paying the salaries and bonuses of employees like former Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks. Seems pretty funny how RTS cut the route to North Chili as soon as she got her “job.” This community has been paying for bogus cronyism jobs while cutting vital services that we as taxpayers and residents of this county deserve. PAMELA LOUGHRIDGE, NORTH CHILI

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left little doubt about what to do, and how to do it. The other commercial haulers in the area, as well as Rochester’s Department of Environmental Services, need to follow suit. In 2015, Monroe County announced an effort to divert 60 percent of all waste from landfills by 2025. At the time, the county estimated its diversion rate was roughly 30 percent. Two years ago, the county put the rate at 38 percent. That means there’s some high stepping that needs to be done. Five years has nearly elapsed. In the meantime, the Syracuse area has achieved a 60-percent rate. As the fictional Dirty Harry once asked in a different context, “Do I feel lucky?” JEFF GOLDBLATT, ROCHESTER

Goldblatt is a member of two statewide sold waste organizations and the Solid Waste Association of North America.

‘Cabal Act’ crickets

I read in CITY with strong agreement the quotation, “Graceful concessions by losing candidates

constitute a sort of glue that holds the polity together . . .” (“Let’s call it what it was: The Cabal Act of 2019,” November 20). Great point! But as I read through the piece, I also expected to find at least an acknowledgement of the elephant in the room – the failure of the Democratic Party to accept the results of the 2016 Election, the “Resistance” movement, and the damage it is doing to our polity. Instead, there was silence. “Russiagate” was a collective lie that divided the country, ruined American institutions, and eroded adherence to our founding principles. Yet not one Democrat elected official has apologized for promoting an insane conspiracy theory, wasting the country’s time and money and avoiding working for the country’s benefit. Instead, “Resistance.” FRANK J. HOWARD, PENFIELD

Party hacks are hijacking election reform

I agree with letter writer Reginald Neale (“Twoparty system breeds dysfunction,” November 20). The two major parties have rigged the system to prevent challengers and third party candidates from attaining public office. Recently, Jay Jacobs, the chairman of the New York State Democratic Party and an appointee of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s on the Public Campaign Financing Commission, proposed that the commission raise the threshold for third parties to earn a ballot line to 250,000 from 50,000 votes in a gubernatorial race. That is nearly an impossible goal.

By eliminating the possibility of third party challengers, the major parties can maintain the current system and protect the status quo. New Yorkers deserve more choices; the best way to end the current dysfunction is to elect candidates willing to focus on policies and solutions rather than partisan politics. CITY: Since the submission of this letter, the commission voted to require minor parties to qualify for ballot status every two years instead of four. To do that, they would need to get 130,000 votes, or 2 percent of the ballots cast for either governor or president, whichever is higher. Only the Democratic, Republican, and Conservative parties met that threshold in 2018. JOAN AIELLO, BRIGHTON

Congress must act to lower prescription drug costs

I am an older American, and I want my members of Congress to address skyrocketing prescription drug prices. There are bipartisan proposals in Congress to fix this – so this is the moment to finally enact legislation into law. Many seniors cannot afford to keep paying higher and higher prices for medications they need. No one should have to choose between putting food on the table and filling life-saving prescriptions. I’m demanding that my members of Congress vote yes on a bill that lowers drug prices. STEVE FOX, ROCHESTER

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EDITOR'S NOTEBOOK | BY DAVID ANDREATTA

If you’re thankful for local news, support it A reader asked me the other day why no news outlet in town was reporting on a local company that financial analysts speculate is on the verge of bankruptcy. He couldn’t fathom why none thought it important. I explained that it wasn’t necessarily that no news outlet thought the topic wasn’t important. But rather that delving into the topic would require them to divert resources they couldn’t spare. In other words, the topic wasn’t important enough. He harrumphed, and I was tempted to tell him to be thankful for what he had. The phrase is an age-old platitude, but like many timeworn platitudes, there’s truth in it. And it bears repeating this Thanksgiving in the wake of a grim report on the dire state of local news. The report, “Losing the News: The Decimation of Local Journalism and the Search for Solutions,” by PEN America, painted a portrait familiar to journalists. With advertising revenue in a digitallyenhanced freefall, newsrooms have been forced to slash their reporting ranks. Newspapers have been hardest hit, but broadcast and digital news outlets haven’t been spared. The result is that important matters go uncovered. School board and city and town council meetings, where millions of public dollars are in the hands of a few, pass without notice. Reporters don’t have the time or expertise to follow up on promising tips. Business, arts, and culture reporting disappear. All of that, the report read, has a dumbingdown effect on society. Too many people are left without access to reliable information about where they live. They’re uninformed. Newspapers are a punching bag nowadays, spoken of with disdain for everything they aren’t by people who remember everything they were. For centuries, newspapers informed, bound, and propelled forward their communities. They still do. Look no further than the important work churned out by CITY and the Democrat and Chronicle in the last few weeks alone. It was CITY that first raised questions about a Monroe County Legislature bill that would have moved the goalposts for the incoming county executive. The bill was later withdrawn amid public outrage. CITY, too, has led local coverage of a county law that seeks to protect first responders but will likely end up getting the county in legal trouble. Thanks to the D&C, we’re learning more every day about the shady dealings of developer Bob Morgan, on whom Rochester once pinned

its hopes for downtown. The newspaper has given us unparalleled insight into what the Child Victims Act means for our community. Local television stations have done their share, too. WROC-TV’s coverage of mobile home parks in distress has been relentless and prompted positive changes. WHAM-TV first reported that the Eastman School of Music acquiesced to China’s demand that South Korean students not attend an orchestral tour there. Eastman backpedaled after other media, including CITY, raised the profile of the story. These are all topics that few of us would have had any idea about if not for local media. They illustrate the essential role that journalism plays in communicating critical information and elevating concerns within a community. For that, we should be grateful for what is left of our local news ecosystem. But we also must recognize that the ecosystem is in peril. The merger of Gannett, the parent company of the D&C, and GateHouse, another monster newspaper chain, is complete, and the new company plans to cut at least $300 million in “ineffeciencies.” You know what that means. Or do you? A recent Pew survey suggested many Americans are oblivious to the dire straits of local news. Seventy-one percent of respondents said they thought their local news outlets were doing well financially. Meanwhile, just 14 percent said they had paid for or donated to a local news source in the last year. Do the math. The PEN report offered several solutions, namely creating mechanisms for private and public investment in local news. To that end, CITY is working on creating a membership model to be rolled out in the new year, to give those of you who value what we do an opportunity to support us in a different way. CITY is, and will remain, a free publication. But it isn’t free to produce. We at CITY think we strengthen our community and help make it a more inviting and vibrant place to live. If you do, too, considering being part of the solution and support local journalism. For those of you who already do, in whatever form, thank you. David Andreatta is CITY’s editor. He can be reached at dandreatta@rochester-citynews.com.

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Wilt launches House bid

Brighton Town Board member Robin Wilt, a Democrat, announced her campaign for the 25th Congressional District seat, setting up a primary challenge to incumbent Joe Morelle. Morelle was elected last year to the seat that the late Louise Slaughter held for many years. In a statement, Wilt said, “We deserve representation that reflects the priorities of the people of our District, not merely corporations. That is why I am running for Congress in 2020.” Her campaign website says she is running “to ensure that access to the American Dream is not foreclosed to future generations.” Wilt ran unsuccessfully for the same congressional seat in a Democratic primary in June of 2018. She also ran for New York State Assembly last year, but later pulled out of that contest. M orelle has indicated he plans to run for re-election next year.

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Dems score wins after final counts

A count of ballots that had been outstanding since the November 5 election revealed that Democratic candidate Mike Yudelson prevailed in a close race for a Monroe County Legislature seat in Henrietta, and that Pittsford Democrats flipped the town board to their control. Before absentee, military, and affidavit ballots were counted, Yudelson had a lead of 45 votes over Republican Matthew Borkowski in the race for the 13th Legislative District seat. After the remaining ballots were counted, Yudelson led 3,957 to 3,886 — a difference of 71 votes. Republicans will have a 15- to 14-seat majority in the legislature come January. They had a 17to 12-seat majority going into the election. In Pittsford, Republican Bill Smith was reelected as supervisor and Republican Kate Bohne Munzinger was reelected to a Town Board seat. But the second open seat went to Democrat Cathy Koshykar, giving her party a three seat majority.

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Groups push back on harassment law

The Rev. Lewis Stewart said a pending law making it a misdemeanor to annoy, alarm, or threaten a police officer is “a ridiculous and reprehensible piece of legislation” that “tramples on First Amendment rights.” PHOTO BY JEREMY MOULE

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A pending county law that would make it illegal to annoy, alarm, or threaten a police officer is sitting on Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo’s desk, awaiting her signature. But a coalition of civil liberties and social justice organizations are calling on Dinolfo to refrain. They’re also urging the public to speak out against the law at the December 10 County Legislature meeting, which starts at 6 p.m. at the County Office Building. “It is a ridiculous and reprehensible piece of legislation,” the Rev. Lewis Stewart, a longtime police reform activist and president of United Christian Leadership Ministry, said. Dinolfo is holding her own input session at 2 p.m. on December 2 in the Legislature chambers. Under the unsigned law, a person would face up to a year in jail, up to a $5,000 fine, or both, if “he or she intentionally engages in conduct ... that intends to annoy, alarm or threaten the personal safety of the police officer, peace officer or first responder.” Stewart said the law is broad, vague, and reactionary, and that it “tramples

on First Amendment rights.” What may annoy a law enforcement officer may be perfectly legal, Stewart noted, using the example of civilians who record police activity with a mobile phone or someone who questions officers they believe are acting “beyond the scope of just and legal police procedure.” A group of highly regarded defense attorneys has also warned Dinolfo against signing the measure into law. Courts have consistently upheld the right of civilian bystanders to do both, as long as they aren’t obstructing police activity. Nine people were arrested last week protesting a similar law under consideration by the Broome County Legislature. The Emergency Responders Protection Act also prohibits conduct that “intends to annoy, alarm or threaten the personal safety of the” responder. A spokesperson for Dinolfo said she still plans to ink the deal despite the mounting pressure. Jeremy Moule is CITY’s news editor. He can be reached at jmoule@rochestercitynews.com.


In Rochester, two out of five tenants are rent burdened — meaning they spend more than 30 percent of their income on housing costs — and of those people, 50 percent are severely rent burdened, said Allie Dentinger, an organizer with the City Wide Tenant Union.

HOUSING | BY JEREMY MOULE

Vacancy study a first step toward rent stabilization law By the time Mary Brown moved out of her apartment at 447 Thurston Road last year, she and the other residents had — for too long — dealt with black mold, infestations, uncollected garbage, sewage backups, unsecured doors, squirrels eating through the walls, and “big” rats. “We were living in some very poor situations,” said Brown, who is now living in a different apartment complex. Earlier this year, state lawmakers made upstate communities eligible to opt in to tenant protections that have been in place downstate — mostly New York City and its suburbs — since 1974. Those laws might have helped Brown and the other residents of 447 Thurston Road, had they been in place earlier. For example, the tenants could have applied to the state for a reduction in their rents. The city sued the landlord and, eventually, a judge ordered rents to be lowered there for six months. The building has since been sold and is under new management. Now that Rochester has the ability to opt in to the 1974 Emergency Tenant Protection Act, members of the City Wide Tenant Union — Brown is one of them — have been urging the city to do so.

To do that, the city first needs to declare a “housing emergency,” which the1974 law defines as a vacancy rate of less than 5 percent in the housing stock it wants to regulate. But before the city can declare that emergency, it has to conduct a rental vacancy study to prove that there is one. All nine members of City Council have signed a letter to Mayor Lovely Warren expressing support for such a study, and last week Warren submitted legislation to do it. Under the legislation, the city would commission a vacancy study of buildings built before 1974 and containing six units. The city would roll the study in to an existing contract with Northeast & Bucks Co., the consultant it hired to help update city housing plans so they align with the Rochester 2034 comprehensive plan. The Emergency Tenant Protection Act is probably best known for its rent stabilization provisions, which allow cities to set up boards that can limit rent increases in buildings that meet certain criteria. Avoiding spikes in rent is one main reason the City Wide Tenant Union has been pushing for city officials to move forward with the steps necessary to opt in to the law.

In Rochester, two out of five tenants are rent burdened — meaning they spend more than 30 percent of their income on housing costs — and of those people, 50 percent are severely rent burdened, said Allie Dentinger, an organizer with the Tenant Union. The Tenant Union estimates that the laws would apply to around 25,000 existing units in the city, Dentinger said. “We’re looking at a significant number of people that would be impacted by this,” Dentinger said. Jody Francis was living in an apartment above the RentA-Center at Meigs Street and Monroe Avenue in 2018, when Jody Francis, a City Wide Tenant Union member, said that the building changed hands. rent stabilization laws would have helped some of his The new owner began pushing neighbors in a Meigs Street apartment building. tenants out of their apartments so PHOTO BY JACOB WALSH he could renovate the properties; some of the residents in the relocated to other properties owned building were elderly people living on by the landlord, and could return to Social Security, Francis said. the building once renovations were The tenants banded together and done, he said. Francis moved to an got the new landlord to meet with apartment house right next door, them, Francis said. They worked out where he still lives. a plan where the tenants would be continues on page 8

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CHILD VICTIMS ACT | BY DAVID ANDREATTA

More Gannett paperboys allege sexual abuse Alleged abuser was fired from previous job for molesting young men Their stories are strikingly similar: Five middleaged men, all former Democrat and Chronicle paperboys in Brighton in the early 1980s, who claim they were sexually abused by their supervisor while on the job. They spoke up one at a time, and mostly unbeknownst to the others, in the weeks since CITY and its media partner WXXI News first reported last month that another man, Rick Bates, sued the newspaper and its parent company, Gannett Co., for abuse he allegedly suffered as a paperboy in Brighton in 1983. Their alleged perpetrator was Jack Lazeroff, who was in his 40s when he left a career in banking and found work overseeing newspaper carriers in Brighton and, later, according to former Gannett employees who worked with him, in Irondequoit and Charlotte. In its court response to Bates’s complaint, Gannett denied that Democrat and Chronicle employees knew of, or should have known of, the alleged abuse. The company also denied knowing that Lazeroff had a propensity to commit such abuse and that the newspaper had fielded complaints about his alleged behavior. But one of the former paperboys, and the father of another, said they each complained to an employee of the newspaper. And the former head of personnel at the bank for which Lazeroff had worked said he was fired from there for molesting young male employees. Kelby Ash, 48, said he was no older than 12 when he complained in person to a man who dropped off the newspapers he delivered each day. “I’ll never forget, his face went white,” Ash said. “He was a young guy. And he said, ‘Listen, I’ve heard things about Jack. I think you need to protect yourself. Never be alone with him, always protect yourself.’” John Tracy, 89, said he called the Democrat and Chronicle after Lazeroff visited his home and groped his son, Paul Tracy, who was a newspaper carrier. “I called the office and I let them know what I found out, that he had messed with my son, so they knew something about it,” said Tracy, a former Monroe County probation officer. Neither man recalled the names of the employees to whom they spoke, but said they lodged their complaints in the early 1980s. A Gannett spokesperson did not respond to inquiries seeking comment. Lazeroff died in 2003 at the age of 74. 6 CITY

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Brazen acts of abuse

"The former home of the Democrat and Chronicle, and the longtime headquarters of its parent company, Gannett Co., on Exchange Boulevard in Rochester." FILE PHOTO

Similar Narratives What the men, and the others, said they recalled with clarity, however, was the approach Lazeroff took to pursue his alleged victims. “He had this thing he would do,” Ash said. “When you were alone with him, he would sit next to you, like leg-to-leg, and he’d have these sheets of paper out with subscribers’ names and addresses. “And he would put the sheets on his leg and your leg and he would run his hand over it, making marks on it,” he continued. “It struck me as odd, but I didn’t worry too much about it until one time he let his hand slip down and it made contact with my genitalia.” In his lawsuit, Bates claimed Lazeroff took the same approach with him. Three of the five men who spoke to CITY and WXXI for this report have retained the same lawyer handling Bates’s case. Two of the men said they had no plans to sue Gannett. The lawyer, James Marsh, said he and his clients are determining how to proceed, whether to file separate lawsuits or a joint lawsuit. None of the men described their alleged abuse as being as extensive as Bates’s, who claims he was abused on several occasions over many months and that the abuse involved oral sex. Most of the men described being repeatedly groped or invited to fondle Lazeroff. Only one

of the men knew Bates personally. The men recalled their interactions with Lazeroff taking place in various locations – in cars, on living room couches, and in doughnut shops. But each man’s story bore similar narratives of Lazeroff using decoys and misdirection to fondle paperboys. Some of the men described Lazeroff stalking them while they were walking their routes in the pre-dawn hours. They said they would see his car, which they recalled being a maroon Buick Skylark, and hide in bushes, backyards, and behind snowbanks to avoid contact with him. Lazeroff always approached them on their routes, they said, under the guise of wanting to help them finish early or, in the winter, to keep them warm. When they accepted his invitation for a ride, they said, there was a good chance Lazeroff would pounce. “He would do this little act, like he was looking for something in the backseat, but then just take his hand and stuff it right down my pants,” said Randy Penberg. Penberg, now 51 and living in Atlanta, recalled what he said was his last interaction with Lazeroff in the winter of 1983. “On this particular morning, he had unzipped his pants and asked me if I wanted to warm up my hands,” Penberg said. “I yelled, ‘No,’ and darted out of the car. . . . I never got back in his car again.”

The alleged abuse described was remarkable for its brazenness. Paul Tracy, 48, who was a paperboy for nearly four years in the early 1980s, remembered Lazeroff visiting him at home. Tracy said he was laying on the floor in the living room playing video games when Lazeroff sidled up to him and began rubbing Tracy’s genitals. “My father was in the next room,” Paul said. He and his father, John, both recalled what happened next. Paul jumped up and told his father that he wanted Lazeroff to leave. Once Lazeroff was gone, Paul told his father what had transpired in the living room and that Lazeroff had fondled him in his car on a previous occasion. John said he immediately called the newspaper’s offices to complain. Paul said he recalled his father making the call from the kitchen phone. Both said they never saw Lazeroff again and that Paul was assigned a new supervisor. That supervisor told CITY he did not recall the circumstances under which he took over for Lazeroff in Brighton or of hearing complaints about Lazeroff. Francis Goodsell, 51, who now lives in Germany, said Lazeroff groped him at home with his mother nearby. “He brought a pair of pants that he said were his son’s that he said would fit me, like he was bringing me a gift,” Goodsell said. “He held the pants up to me and put his hands on my crotch. We were in the dining room. My mother was in the kitchen.” Goodsell said Lazeroff once fondled him in public at a doughnut shop, where Lazeroff had taken Goodsell after they had finished his route on a Saturday in winter. “When we were driving home from there, he was like, ‘Oh, your hands are cold,’ and he said, ‘Put them in here,’” Goodsell said. “He always used to wear sweat pants, and he picked up his sweat pants and wanted me to stick my hands down there. I saw his pubic hair.” As previously reported, Lazeroff was twice arrested for alleged untoward encounters with teenage boys. The first time, in 1987, he was charged with disorderly conduct after employees of a doughnut shop in Greece complained continues on page 8


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to police that they had witnessed Lazeroff fondling boys in the restaurant. The police report identified the boys as paperboys. The disposition of that case remains unclear. Greece police and court officials have said the records for the case could not be located. Lazeroff was arrested a year later and charged with second-degree sexual abuse for an encounter he had with a teenage boy in a bathroom at Penfield Plaza. He pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, a violation, in 1989. Brazenness is a hallmark of some serial child molesters. An obvious and recent example is Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics doctor who abused his patients with their parents in the same room. “There are people who molest children with impunity and with increasing brazenness and under appallingly obvious circumstances,” said Deb Rosen, the executive director of Bivona Child Advocacy Center. “That is sort of compulsive behavior that sort of feeds on itself,” she said. “Once the behavior is successful under one circumstance, it will be attempted under more and more circumstances until the offender is caught.”

Fired for molesting young men The brazenness with which Lazeroff allegedly abused paperboys might have come as no surprise to people who worked with him earlier in his life. Prior to supervising paperboys, Lazeroff, a married father of three sons who lived with his family in Penfield, held down what appeared to be a successful career in banking. He was an assistant vice president at the former First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Rochester by the time he was 38 years old. Newspaper articles from the era show he had held that position at least into his 40s in the early 1970s. Mrs. Howe, who said she worked in public relations at First Federal from 1966 to 1971, recalled that Lazeroff oversaw student loans at the bank. Howe, who, fearing retribution from relations of Lazeroff, spoke on the condition that she be identified only by her last name, said she and other employees witnessed Lazeroff groping young men applying for loans. 8 CITY

They saw him, she said, because Lazeroff sat in a glass office on the first floor near the elevators when the bank was located on Main Street in downtown Rochester. “He was doing this in front of the plate-glass, floor-to-ceiling window,” Howe said. “These were high school students, young men, coming in for college loans. It was awful.” Howe said she complained to her supervisor, but did not recall how it was handled. “It went on and on and on, and the reason I think it was so terrible is that… this all could have been prevented for all these young fellows that came along afterward,” Howe said. “I just feel that if something had been done 50 years ago, all of these boys (paperboys) could have been saved and their lives wouldn’t have been ruined. That’s what bothers me the most.” Ellen deBuono, who retired as the vice president of personnel at the bank in 1980 and was a personnel manager during part of Lazeroff’s tenure there, said she did not recall any complaints about Lazeroff abusing clients. But she said Lazeroff was fired after the bank had fielded complaints from more than one male bank employee that Lazeroff had molested them at work. She described the alleged victims as young men and the degree of the molestation as groping or fondling. First Federal was bought in 1997 by Marine Midland Bank, a subsidiary of HSBC. Marsh, the lawyer representing the former paperboys, called the information about Lazeroff’s time at the bank “very significant.” “That’s very significant in terms of the believability of (the former paperboys) because this person had a reputation for engaging in this behavior a decade before he began supervising paperboys,” Marsh said. “It goes without saying,” he added, “that there should have been a rudimentary check with his previous employer.” Includes reporting by Beth Adams of WXXI News, a media partner of CITY. David Andreatta is CITY’s editor. He can be reached at dandreatta@rochester-citynews.com.

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“We didn’t want no one thrown out in the street,” he said. Rents in the building are higher now, however, and not all of the prior tenants could afford to come back, Francis said. He’s been able to manage the higher rent in his new place but is concerned that a future increase could force him out. Francis said rent stabilization laws “definitely would have helped in our situation with the rent increase.” The laws also require landlords to automatically renew tenant leases as long as the tenants are in good standing. State lawmakers have considered expanding New York’s rent stabilization laws to upstate throughout the years, but landlords have consistently pushed back against the idea. They’ve argued that the laws will hinder their ability to earn a return on their property investments. Ryan Acuff, an organizer with the Tenant Union, said that the law — the 1974 version was drafted by Republicans — has provisions to ensure that landlords make a fair return on their investments. Notably, landlords can appeal to the local rent stabilization board for a hardship exemption if they can show that

the rate of increase set by the board won’t provide them an adequate return. In the 41 New York municipalities that have rent regulations, landlords infrequently file hardship applications, Acuff said. A state fact sheet also notes that landlords can also apply for rent increases when they make major investments to improve buildings. The law should, instead, lead to more affordable, higher quality apartments, and more security for tenants, he said. “Landlords are not going to go out of business from the ETPA,” Acuff said. Jeremy Moule is CITY’s news editor. He can be reached at jmoule@rochester-citynews.com.


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The Singh brothers have done it again. The people who brought you Naantastic and Sweet Mist Ice Cream have expanded their brand, this time in the genre of pizza. Rebel Pi Global Pizza is the newest fast-casual eatery in Greece, located across the road from Greece Ridge Mall. Aman and Ajay Singh are like blockbuster movie producers of the culinary world, with fewer (no) car chases, and much more food. I was trying to think of a joke better than “the only explosions are in your mouth,” but here we are. But if you would be so kind as to read the rest of this review in your best “In a world…” film preview voiceover, I would greatly appreciate it. My story begins a few weeks ago, when I ran into Harmeet Kaur of the local Instagram handle Harmeet’s Eats (@harmeetseats).

A few days later, she sent me a message inviting me to try out a new pizza place that boasts off-the-beaten-path flavor combinations from around the world, such as Korean BBQ, Jamaican Jerk, and Indian Makhani. I will rarely pass up an opportunity to consume pizza, even if I have to go to Greece to get it, so within the week, I was in pursuit of this new treat. Rebel Pi is located in a shopping center that’s packed with food options, a few beauty salons and a tattoo shop, but the pizza spot stands out, facing the road with a big sign featuring cartoon flames shooting out of the “L,” which is stylized to look like a stove pipe. Inside, the far wall is emblazoned with “Rebel Pi” in huge graffiti-like lettering, about 10 feet above the mouth of a roaring brick oven. At the time of the evening that I visited, the black ceiling made it feel like we were out in the open, and the industrial wood and metal chandeliers seemed to be hanging in space on their own. Smooth wood flooring throughout the dining area climbs about three feet up the dark red walls. The restaurant resembles an old train yard and warehouse where my artist friends used to hang out and paint

giant murals on abandoned boxcars and the building, except Rebel Pi is clean, and there’s is no risk of getting cited for trespassing. With interior design alone, the Singhs effectively embodied the “rebel” part of their name. Before visiting, I was hoping for a few π puns, but this works much better. After a few seconds of gazing at the interior, I looked around and realized the place was bustling like a city during rush hour. The queue of folks ready to order was constant but moving steadily along as people made their choices and those behind the counter efficiently filled incoming orders, and the dining area was nearly full. The line of delivery orders forming behind the counter would keep shifting but stay about the same size as their drivers would come in to take them to their destinations. This was peak efficiency at the busiest time of their night. Amid all this, the employees still seamlessly did their jobs and were able to rib each other with jokes, with the type of camaraderie a family has when making a big dinner. While I was disappointed in the lack of π puns, the menu delivered. The “global pizzas”

are inspired by flavors from around the world, and they are all $10.99. Everything sounded so good that it took me nearly five minutes to order. “Phenomenaan” is an Indian-themed pie with makhani, mozzarella, paneer, onion, ginger, and cilantro. “Seoul Mate” includes Korean BBQ sauce, mozzarella, meatballs, red onions, and cilantro. “Tropic Like It’s Hot” has mango chili, mozzarella, chicken, peppers, onions, and garlic. But I chose “Olive You,” a Mediterranean pizza with white sauce, mozzarella, feta, black olives, tomatoes, and gyro. Of all the playfully cute names for the pizzas, my favorite is the “Same Same.” This is a Thaithemed pizza with sweet chili, mozzarella, chicken, bell peppers, and onion. Not only does this sound delicious, the name reminds me of the phrase I would hear a lot when I traveled through parts of Thailand and Cambodia while living overseas. “Samesame” was a quick way to tell us tourists haggling prices that two products were similar, or that what we chose was okay, or that the flavor palate of an entree was on par with another. Nostalgia counts as a free topping at Rebel Pi. My ‘za was delicious. It would have been fine as it was with a standard-issue naan crust, but I upgraded to a gluten free broccoli crust ($2; they also offer GF cauliflower crusts), and I followed Kaur’s encouragement to ask for the garlic herb butter on it. I am not usually a fan of white pizzas, but the sauce is not as overbearing as it can be on some of them. I made short work of it, and I also sampled one of the wings ($6.99 for six) with makhani sauce. Unlike a lot of fast casual places, Rebel Pi wings are fire-roasted instead of deep fried, so all the moisture stays in the wings, and the meat stays tender and nearly falls off the bone. And, of course, if none of the menu pies interest you, you can build your own. Though most of the pies in the shop can be made vegetarian, Aman says that more plantbased and vegan protein options are on the way. I’d be on the lookout for an updated menu soon; the Singhs are ambitious and continuously tweak and improve their culinary universe as it expands. Okay, you can stop imagining that dramatic film preview voice now. Chris Thompson is a freelance writer for CITY. Feedback on this article can be directed to becca@rochester-citynews.com. rochestercitynewspaper.com

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Leaving the Stage The musical legacy of Rochester’s Bat McGrath MUSIC | BY JEFF SPEVAK PHOTOS | BY AARON WINTERS

It’s a reasonable question to ask: What the hell were Bat McGrath and Tricia Cast doing in Nashville? True, the city is exploding, and fantabulous architecture can be found on many downtown street corners. When the hotel doorman asks, “Looking for the honky-tonks?” he needs to point only a couple of blocks up the street, to Broadway. Nashville’s idea of Broadway. There, beneath a sky that would certainly be filled with stars if it weren’t for the obscuring glow of neon signs, different kinds of stars fight for Music City cred of questionable country authenticity. Why, there’s Luke Bryan’s sushi restaurant! And bars endorsed by Dierks Bentley and Florida Georgia Line! And Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, of course! They’re all pretty much the same. Doors and windows open to the sidewalks and the ‘A Songwriters’ Tribute to Bat McGrath’ tourists wandering like A NIGHT OF MUSIC AND STORIES herds of cattle, pausing SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30 to take in a blast of LOVIN’ CUP BISTRO AND BREWS, air conditioning and 300 PARK POINT DRIVE, SUITE 101 cover bands — with 6:30 P.M. DOORS, 8 P.M. SHOW | $20 ADVANCE, $25 DAY OF SHOW lead singers in overalls, LOVINCUP.COM; BATMCGRATH.COM caterwauling away at a John Anderson song, or bringing Billy Joel to his knees. And inside, waiting on tables and pouring drinks, are the singers and songwriters of a distant future, getting in on the ground floor of the food-service industry. This wasn’t Bat McGrath. This weekend, he’s coming home. Tricia is bringing the memories. Bat died on October 1. A member of the Rochester Music Hall of Fame, he was diagnosed with cancer on December 12, 10 CITY NOVEMBER 27 - DECEMBER 3, 2019

2018. A suspicious colonoscopy result led to the discovery that the cancer had spread throughout his liver. With treatment, it was estimated McGrath might have another 1½ years to live. But these procedures would seriously compromise his quality of life, and McGrath and Cast, his wife, made the difficult decision to decline treatments. A decision, they were told, that would leave McGrath with mere months to live. Tricia will be in the audience Saturday night at Lovin’ Cup Bistro & Brews for a celebration of his life. Rochester musicians will be playing his songs, and memories will be shared. How much Tricia will take part in all this remains to be seen, although she thinks she’ll be happy to just sit quietly, and listen. “I could not begin to find the words,” she says, before quietly giving way to tears. “I’m on a healing path, but it’s hard.” She’s talking by phone from their home just outside of Nashville, a rustic house tucked away among the trees on a mountainside. There are three or four or perhaps five different Nashvilles. This one is far, far from the glare of the tourist honky-tonks. A peaceful landscape where Bat wrote his songs. He recorded those songs, and others did as well. Kenny Rogers, Chely Wright and Earl Thomas Conley, among others. Don Potter – Bat’s old musical partner going back to the 1960s, when they were the center of the Rochester music scene – was working as the musical director for the country duo The Judds when he suggested Wynonna Judd take a look at one of Bat’s songs. “I said, ‘You need to hear this tune,’” Potter says. “I was trying not to say, ‘This is my dear friend...’ I’m not trying to use my connections

with them to promote my friend, but I just said, ‘Let the song sell itself. If you don’t like it, it won’t work.’” Judd sat in a car and listened to the cassette tape. “Wynonna just sat and wept when she heard ‘Come Some Rainy Day,’” Potter says. “It was a hit for her. And a hit for Bat, which really got him rolling in Nashville, at the time.” It’s kind of quiet on the mountain now. Over

the last few years, all three of the dogs have died as well. King, the Belgian Malinois police dog, was the first to go, although he had been tough enough to survive getting bit on the throat by a copperhead snake. Tricia continues on page 12


“Each of us has, I believe, a destiny of some sort, and a direction to go to get to that destiny. And when someone announces, ‘I only have months to live,’ the first question that rattles through your being is: Did I fulfill my destiny? And the second question is: Did I keep anyone else from fulfilling theirs?” DON POTTER, BAT MCGRATH'S LONGTIME FRIEND AND COLLABORATOR

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'From the Blue Eagle' is Bat McGrath's debut solo album

spends her time making copies of Bat’s self-released CDs and slipping them into cardboard sleeves for sale; the two music industry rebels used to do that together, sitting at the kitchen table with a bottle of red wine between them. Tricia’s been downsizing her life, “Buying things in little packages.” She works on quilts for friends, dwelling on what her future holds. “I don’t know, and I’m not pressing myself to find out,” she says. “But I don’t know what I’m supposed to be doing.” For years, she acted. She was a child star, playing the girl pitcher in the television comedy “The Bad News Bears,” a spinoff from the film of the same name. That was in 1979, and lasted for 26 episodes. She made appearances on many TV shows over the years, shows that you may even recognize: “Little House on the Prairie,” “Simon & Simon,” “Married…With Children,” “ER,” “Chicago Hope,” and 56 episodes of the nighttime drama “Santa Barbara.” But it is her role as Nina Webster, on the daytime soap “The Young and the Restless,” for which Tricia is best known. She started that in 1986, and didn’t expect it to last long. Fourteen years, that’s not too long, is it? That run ended in 2001, shortly after she and Bat married, and she asked to be let out of her contract with “The Young and the Restless” to spend more time with him. She returned to the show for a few years, and made a few guest appearances, the last in 2014. But the celebrity of Los Angeles lost to the home in the Nashville woods, where they could take a dip in the saltwater pool and plant tomatoes. And where Bat could teach songwriting and kung fu – two different skill sets, although perhaps paired in a useful way whenever approaching Music Row. 12 CITY NOVEMBER 27 - DECEMBER 3, 2019

“This is us,” Tricia says. “Totally. We felt at home here.” She sometimes inspired his music. Bat wrote a song about her called “Perfectly Flawed.” “I think he fit in with the vibe of our country-living situation, for sure, and he liked the people,” Tricia says. “It didn’t matter to him that the business end of Nashville wasn’t where he was at. He really enjoyed being here, in our neck of the woods, and in the community. That was different than the business end of it.” “Writing was one thing,” she says. “Record companies were something different.” Snakes, even if they’re not copperheads, can be a problem in the Nashville area. Bat and Potter had known each other since they were teenagers growing up in

Glens Falls. Then there was the move to Rochester, where their energetic rock band The Showstoppers was signed by Columbia music legend John Hammond. They moved on to playing as a duo, living the hippie life on a farm off of Italy Valley Road, outside of Naples. They opened Hylie Morris’ Alley on West Ridge Road, with jams that went until 2 or 3 a.m. with Chuck and Gap Mangione, Steve Gadd, and Tony Levin, as they were launching their own significant careers. They all played on what proved to be Chuck Mangione’s breakout album, 1970’s “Friends and Love.” Bat wrote some of the lyrics, including those on the haunting “She’s Gone.” But then, the snakes. “The little voices that are so happy to see dissention,” Potter says. It’s a story as old as…well, as old as record executives have walked the planet. Divide and conquer. And it came at Bat and Potter from different angles. They had already been signed to RCA Victor, and then to Epic Records, and released an album in 1969, “Introducing Bat McGrath & Don Potter.” Then Columbia Records’ Clive Davis heard Potter sing on “Friends and Love.” “He went to our manager at that time,” Potter says, “and said, ‘Hey listen, we’re not gonna spend money on Bat and Don, but

we are gonna spend money on this guy, Don Potter, and put a tuxedo on him, cut his hair and clean him up, and put him on the road with Chuck Mangione.’” Davis had some kind of vision of Frank Sinatra fronting Woody Herman or Tommy Dorsey big bands, “He was trying to recapture an old thing. “And of course, Bat and I looked at each other and said, ‘That ain’t gonna happen.’ “But I think it was the point, or the beginning point of creating a dis...” Potter pauses to think of the right word, then comes up with his own. “A dis...ease between us. Which I didn’t like, nor did Bat. One person will feed you a bit of information, another person will feed him a piece of information, and before you know it, everything was going against us both. “We both woke up one day and said, ‘You know, this is just not working. Now we are living in distrust, now we’re living in where we cannot really trust each other. “We needed some space. It got a little hot.” Although, Potter says, tamping down the flames, “I must say, it never got angry enough where we didn’t want to know each other.” Potter moved to Nashville, worked as a studio musician, hooked up with The Judds, became a born-again Christian, and released his own music. Bat released a couple of nice solo records – including a song called “Wegmans,” celebrating the local grocery store – then walked away from the music industry to work as a bodyguard and chauffer for the rock band Van Halen. He got in a brawl with a pot dealer while picking up a package for the band, and got slashed across the forehead with a knife in the process, before deciding music maybe wasn’t easier, but it was demonstrably less dangerous. Moving to Nashville with Tricia, whom he’d met in Los Angeles, he returned to songwriting. he drew inspiration from working with the legendary country songwriter Harlan Howard, who advised Bat that, “If we don’t get a song by noon, we’ll go get a drink.” Bat’s comeback album was 1992’s “Mr. Right,” released on the House of Guitars’ Mirror Records label.


A poster for the 1970 concert that launched Rochester soft-jazz musician Chuck Mangione. The show featured local soon-to-be legends, including Bat McGrath.

“You’ll torment yourself to death, trust me. You just have to take yourself in hand and say, ‘I can’t go down that road. And he never once ever, ever, said anything like, ‘I wish you’d have stayed with me, we’d have had a better time.’ We never got to that.” In January of this year, a frail-looking Bat

Yet Bat remained absent from the Rochester scene for years afterward, until 2007 when Mangione and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra brought back Bat, Potter, and much of the old gang for two shows at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, celebrating “Friends and Love.” Bat and Potter were reunited again in 2011 for a set of three more sold-out “Friends and Love” shows at the Eastman. Encouraged by the reception, Bat began making twice-yearly returns to Rochester and the surrounding countryside, playing gigs at house concerts, wineries, folk venues, the Naples Grape Festival, and even one night at the Rochester jazz festival, where he packed a closed-off Gibbs Street for a free show. When Bat and Potter were inducted separately into the Rochester Music Hall of Fame in 2013, their onstage reunion as a duo, after so many years of going their own way, was the stunning musical highlight of the night. Potter was in Rochester last December to perform at a Christmas concert with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. After rehearsals, a day before the concert, Bat called him. He wanted Potter to know, before hearing it from someone else, that he was dying of cancer. “I felt terrible, and fell apart several times,” Potter says. “Each of us has, I believe, a destiny of some sort, and a direction to go to get to that destiny,” Potter says. “And when someone announces, ‘I only have months to live,’ the first question that rattles through your being is: Did I fulfill my destiny? And the second question is: Did I keep anyone else from fulfilling theirs?”

was greeted with a standing ovation from a sell-out crowd of 800 people at The Lyric Theatre before he’d even played a note on his guitar. His stage banter that night was typically self-deprecating: “A great artist knows when it’s time to leave the stage. Having said that, I’m not a great artist.” He used his final months well. Potter went to Nashville to fulfill one of Bat’s “bucket list” wishes, recording a new version of The Everly Brothers’ “Let It Be Me,” the first song that McGrath and Potter ever sang together when they were 15 years old. The distrust fostered by the record industry, the dis-ease, had passed long ago. Now they could remind each other of the code Bat would use at Hylie Morris’ Alley to announce a pot-smoking break in the parking lot — “I’m going to check the Coke machine” — and Bat’s fear of flying. “We can sit and tell stupid stories for hours, which we drove Trish crazy the last time I saw him,” Potter says. “We just told stories of two incredibly stupid people doing stupid things, but enjoying every minute of it.” And Bat’s longtime friends, musicians, and producers weren’t going to let him get away with just one song. They joined Bat to assemble a collection of a few recent live recordings, new versions of old songs, and vintage McGrath. His song of jealousy, “The Spy.” His tribute to a favorite bar near Branchport, “Blue Eagle.” And, of course, “Come Some Rainy Day.” There were nineteen tracks in all, and a CD released in April, simply titled, “Bat McGrath.” And despite his fear — and his doctors’ warnings — that he might not make it into the spring after having declined further medical treatment, Bat remained strong

enough to return one last time in April to the venue he’d been playing here most often in recent years, Lovin’ Cup Bistro & Brews. His body was dwindling, yet his voice remained strong. Getting ready for these shows, arranging his gear, “was a challenge he enjoyed,” Tricia says. Perhaps this trip to Rochester will provide that same joy for her. “It was vital for Bat to have that happiness as a singer-songwriter, that audience there kept him going,” Tricia says. “I am super grateful, and that gratitude is real, undeniable, and it helps." The age difference may have made this inevitable. Bat was 73 when he died, Tricia is 52. But once they had made the decision to forego medical treatments, Bat’s acceptance of his fate was a calm that came with a long life lived well. “He was absolutely incredible,” Tricia says. “It is that grace and poise and sage wisdom that helps me through my battle today. “I’m encouraged to take it…” And she pauses, searching for the right analogy. Oh, what the hell, she seems to be thinking. “Take it like a man. Take it like my man.” Jeff Spevak is WXXI’s Arts & Life editor and reporter. He can be reached at jspevak@wxxi.org. rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 13


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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30 THE LITTLE THEATRE CAFÉ, 240 EAST AVENUE 8 P.M. | FREE | THELITTLE.ORG/MUSIC JOANNASCHUBERT.COM [ SINGER-SONGWRITER ] Joanna Schubert is a classically trained pianist and singer-songwriter, exactly the kind of musician that flies under-the-radar in a city like Brooklyn, where Schubert lives. But she’s not an artist you can ignore once you hear her ingenious blend of pop, jazz, and classical. Her precise approach to songwriting also incorporates an indie sensibility with flourishes of show tunes, proof of which can be found on her 2018 self-titled EP. Fans of Regina Spektor, Sara Bareilles, and Gabriel Kahane will not be disappointed. — BY DANIEL J. KUSHNER

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these Juno Award nominees don’t waste it as a flash trick for the stage. There’s no doubt the band of Canadian pickers can handle blinding fingerpickin’ speed. All the instruments are turbo-charged and yet the four musicians don’t get in each other’s way. It’s a foot-stompin’ time.

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Guitarist Jim Robitaille won the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Composers Competition in 2002 and several more composing awards since then, so it’s no surprise that his tunes on “A View from Within” are first-rate. Robitaille can certainly write tunes that swing, but he’s especially strong on melodic ballads like “Slow Tuesday.” On his fifth album as a leader, Robitaille borrows the excellent rhythm section from Dave Liebman’s Expansions: Tony Marino on bass and Alex Ritz on drums. Best of all, Liebman is also along for the ride. While Robitaille is an excellent guitarist, having a player like Liebman on soprano and tenor saxes takes the songs up a notch. — BY RON NETSKY

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The album title “Between Two Worlds” could refer to the fact that bassist Jeff Denson is American, while guitarist Romain Pilon is French. Denson writes that the two worlds refer to “one, a physical plane, and the other, a powerful reality that can only be found with the most open of ears, hearts, and minds.” That intangible musical ideal can be felt throughout this gorgeous session, featuring five tunes each by Denson and Pilon. Especially strong are “Song of a Solitary Crow” and the title tune by Denson, who plays a wonderfully plaintive arco bass solo on the latter. Among Pilon’s compositions, “Sucré” and “Madrid” stand out, while his legato solos animate every tune. Blade is brilliant throughout, providing just the right punctuation. — BY RON NETSKY

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‘I’ve Got Rhythm’ With an appropriate amount of hometown pride and fanfare, there’s no way vibraphonist Joe Locke couldn’t feel the outpouring of local love from the capacity crowd at the newly renovated Little Theatre Friday night as he launched into Stevie Wonder’s “Overjoyed.” It was fun to watch the song’s pop rudiments get jazzified as the melody popped its head into the proceedings to take a look around. Song numero two and things got heavy with Locke’s take on Sonny Rollins’ take on “I’ve Got Rhythm,” which would show up again this week in the most unlikely of places. Keep reading and you’ll see. In a set that lasted little more than an hour, Locke touched the sky with a flurry of notes sent cascading skyward in a hurry. Some notes were rendered with a kiss… yes, a kiss, that he gently blew over a single note. Magnificent. It was a quick jaunt over to the Bug Jar. The Stedwells chopped and bopped through a set full of original and powerful hooks. Feeding the fires set by The Stedwells, The Demos served up some stone-cold pop. They harmonized effortlessly and weren’t afraid to get in touch with their falsetto side, without sacrificing any tenor machismo. John 5 absolutely blew me away as he, despite his metal leanings, played every guitar style imaginable. Looking like The Joker in drag, 5 started off loud, grinding and blisteringly fast. He whipped out a banjo at one point and nobody ran away. He chopped on some fingerstyle jazz guitar, a la Lester and Chester, and the band swung mighty behind him -- especially when he jazzed out…on... wait for it …“I’ve Got Rhythm.” Frank De Blase is CITY’s music writer. He can be reached at frank@rochester-citynews.com.

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Eastman School alum Blake Pattengale can play jazz guitar at your wedding or be the hip-hop emcee at the club. PHOTOS BY JACOB WALSH

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A seemingly strange dichotomy is at work in the creative life of Rochester musician Blake Pattengale. A guitarist who graduated from Eastman School of Music in 2018 with a Bachelor’s degree in jazz performance, he’s also the rapper known as Redbeard Samurai.

Pattengale has a small jazz ensemble called the Gray Quartet, which performs regularly on Tuesday nights at The Spirit Room. He plays private events with various iterations of jazz groups under the auspices of Gray Booking Agency. But he’s also a sideman in the local Biggie Smalls tribute band The Frank White Experience. As exemplified on Redbeard Samurai’s debut full-length album “Second: Banished from Highstrung Falls,” the hip-hop emcee’s precise musical arrangements, dance-heavy

beats, and confident lyrical flow are infused with plenty of braggadocio and sexual swagger. “What I’ve kind of done through high school, college, and everything is just try out all these different musical hats and try out all these musical genres, and give myself license to do it,” Pattengale says. When the 25-year-old musician was a high school student in Maine, he had a rock band. He then decided to pursue jazz guitar because he felt it would bring him closer to his goal of becoming a serious professional


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musician. Moving to Montreal to study jazz at Concordia College, Pattengale embraced the jazz scene there, regularly performing at weekly jam sessions. After two years in Canada, Pattengale decided to take some time off from music for a year and move back home to Maine, where he was a substitute teacher. Eventually, he returned to music and transferred to the Eastman School. At Eastman he met keyboardist Max Greenberg, who was the teacher’s assistant in Pattengale’s music theory class and would later become the guitarist’s closest musical collaborator — as a member of the Gray Quartet and as a prominent player in Redbeard Samurai. Pattengale produced the Redbeard Samurai album himself, creating his own beats and scavenging software sounds. But he also leaned on the Eastman music community to help flesh out his arrangements. “Going to Eastman was awesome for those resources,” Pattengale says, “especially in the way of knowing different instrumentalists, and all these instruments, and they can really play them. Before I went to Eastman, I really didn’t know any string players.” “I had to hone in on these classical musicians who play stuff in a very nice way, in a very rich-sounding way,” he says. “And I’m like, ‘Make it sound worse. Just make it sound bad.’” As Pattengale exhibits his dual identity as polished guitarist and suave but uninhibited rapper, it’s clear that he doesn’t want to be pinned down by any particular stylistic expectations that could inhibit his creative evolution. “Doing the mix of all these things feels like I can still remain me without having to claim too much of the culture that I don’t necessarily advocate for or want to advocate for,” he says. “I like jazz; I don’t like the romanticizing of the depressed artist.” In contrast, in the music of Redbeard Samurai, Pattengale embraces a motto of “We could just have fun though,” emphasizing the need to loosen up, embracing individuality, and being positive about sexuality. These sentiments are expertly synthesized on the song “Turn It Up” and its accompanying music video. Beginning with some impressive spittin’ from Redbeard, the music later evolves into a seamless blend of pop, jazz, soul, and funk, as an impromptu

dance party breaks out and you the listener are encouraged to “do your freak thang.” Elsewhere on “Second: Banished from Highstrung Falls,” tracks such as “Two Timing” get significantly raunchier, but if there was any confusion, the song’s video shows that Pattengale doesn’t take himself too seriously here. Redbeard Samurai is Pattengale embracing a persona, the embodiment of stereotypical egotism and sexual promiscuity. It’s clear from how Pattengale presents himself and the music that he’s not intending to get more deeply entrenched in what we now view as backward thinking about the hetero male relationship to women or masculinity in general. But at the same time, the album adheres to the well-worn tropes of limitless swagger and self-centered, malecentric sexuality. The emcee says that sometimes people are suprised when Redbeard Samurai the performer is very different from Blake Pattengale the person. “It’s this whole fromthe-Romantic-period notion of Everything that I’m writing is innately some definitive reflection of me, and it’s not that I’m trying on a hat and wearing a genre,” he says. At the same time, Pattengale acknowledges that while his songs often work well in a bar or club setting, they can also make people uneasy. “My goal isn’t to make people uncomfortable,” he says. “My goal is to let them relax and have a good time, and really enjoy themselves and feel empowered.” With future projects, Pattengale plans to evolve musically. If the first Redbeard album was a crystallization of his interest in hip-hop, his forthcoming music may reflect his current passion: soul. “‘Second’ is pretty well down the pipeline, hip-hop,” he says. “I would like to still blend hip-hop as being my fundamental palette, but kind of bring in all these other genres, as the basis of either what I’m sampling or what’s influencing the music.” Pattengale also plans to pursue collaborations with creative people in other cities — musicians, photographers, videographers, and others — through the use of a kind of mobile studio that would enable artistic connections to be made. “The vibe is just to create and travel and work with people,” he says. Daniel J. Kushner is CITY’s music editor. He can be reached at dkushner@rochester-citynews.com.

Junkyardfieldtrip. Iron Smoke

Distillery, 111 Parce Ave Suite 5b. Fairport. 8 p.m. $7.

Maybird, Harmonica Lewinski. Radio Social, 20 Carlson Road. 9 p.m. Monica Hall Band. Dinosaur BBQ, 99 Court St. 325-7090. 9 p.m. Nightfall Trio. Marge’s Lakeside Inn, 4909 Culver Rd. 323-1020. 6:30 p.m. The Song Remains, Shooting Star. Water Street 2020, 204

N Water St. 471-8916. 8 p.m. Zeppelin & Bad Co. tributes. $5. The Taint. 585 Rockin Burger Bar, 250 Pixley Rd. 247-0079. 8:30 p.m. Teagan & the Tweeds. Three Heads Brewing, 186 Atlantic Ave. 244-1224. 7 p.m. $5. Tobey Village House Band. Abilene, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. 5:30 p.m. $5. PUNK/HARDCORE

Moment of Truth, Anthropic.

Skylark Lounge, 40 South Union St. 270-8106. 9 p.m. $5.

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Son House Night. Record Archive, 33 1/3 Rockwood St. 244-1210. Last Thursday of every month, 5 p.m. With Genesee Johnny.

[ FRI., NOVEMBER 29 ] ACOUSTIC/FOLK

3rd Annual Sing-Around: Hope & Thanksgiving. Greenhouse

Café, 2271 E. Main St. 2708603. 7 p.m. Double Trouble. Fanatics, 7281 W Main St. Lima. 624-2080. 7 p.m. Mike “CottonToe” Scrivens. Via Girasole Wine Bar, 3 Schoen Pl. Pittsford. 641-0340. 7 p.m. Rob Gioia Experience. Johnny’s Pub, 1382 Culver Rd. 2240990. 5-8 p.m. Ryan Sutherland. Sager Beer Works, 46 Sager Dr Suite E. 245-3006. 7:30 p.m. AMERICANA

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When the Eastman School of Music’s New Jazz Ensemble takes the stage at Kilbourn Hall next Wednesday, they’ll be joined by Eastman alum and saxophonist Lynn Ligammari. Since graduating, Ligammari has been a member of the Brooklyn-based groove band Holy Hand Grenade. She’s also brought her melodic and funky saxophone sound to gigs with Conor Oberst, The Afro-Peruvian Jazz Orchestra, and many others. The NJE is directed by Dave Rivello, who recently released a book of interviews with his mentor, the late arranger Bob Brookmeyer. To celebrate what would have been Brookmeyer’s 90th birthday, the ensemble will also play some of his music. And topping it off will be arrangements and compositions by ESM students Ethan Cypress and Andrew Watkins. The Eastman New Jazz Ensemble with Lynn Ligammari performs Wednesday, December 4, 7:30 p.m. at Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School of Music, 26 Gibbs Street. Free. 274-1000. esm.rochester.edu; lynnligammari.com. — BY RON NETSKY

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1675 Penfield Rd. 385-9202. 7:30 p.m. The Jane Mutiny. Little Café, 240 East Ave. 258-0400. 8 p.m. Steve Gates Quartet. Boulder Coffee, 100 Alexander St. 454-7140. 7 p.m.

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Start Making Sense, Dead Letter Office. Anthology, 336

East Ave. 484-1964. 8:30 p.m. Talking Heads & REM tributes. $20.

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Joe Beard. Dinosaur BBQ, 99 Court St. 325-7090. 10 p.m. COUNTRY

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UUU Art Collective, 153 State St. 434-2223. 8 p.m. $5.

Susan Delly Cotroneo & The Lance Hoffman Orchestra: The Music of Linda Rondstadt & The Nelson Riddle Orchestra.

Lyric Theatre, 440 East Ave. 7:30 p.m. $35/$50.

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Blue Envy, Kissin’ Whiskey.

Firehouse Saloon, 814 S. Clinton Ave. 319-3832. 9:30 p.m. Brodband. Flour City Station, 170 East Ave. 413-5745. 8 p.m. $9/$12. Enter The Haggis. The Riviera, 4 Center St., Geneseo. 481-0036. 7 p.m. $25. Jack & the Jukebox. Abilene, 153 Liberty Pole Way. 232-3230. 9 p.m. $5. Uptown Groove. Johnny’s Pub, 1382 Culver Rd. 224-0990. 8:30 p.m. The Waiting Room. Anthology, 336 East Ave. 484-1964. 8 p.m. Genesis tribute. $15. REGGAE

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Eastman-Rochester Organ Initiative. St. John of Rochester Catholic Church, 8 Wickford Way. Fairport. rochester.edu/ Eastman/calendar. 3 p.m. Going for Baroque. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. 276-8900. 1 & 3 p.m. W/ museum admission: $6-$15.

Joe Blackburn, Aeolian pipe organ. George Eastman

Museum, 900 East Ave. eastman.org. 3 p.m. w/ museum admission: $5-$15.

Royal Opera House Live: Don Pasquale. Little Theatre, 240 East Ave. thelittle.org. noon. $18/$20. JAZZ

Mark McGrain’s Noroc Quartet.

Bop Shop Records, 1460 Monroe Ave. 271-3354. 8 p.m. $10/$15. SEASONAL

Frank’s Rat Pack Special Holiday Show. Kodak Center,

200 W. Ridge Rd. kodakcenter. com. 2 p.m. $25/$35. Greece Community Orchestra:. Italian-American Sports Club, 1250 Buffalo Rd. 402-8126. 4 p.m. $5 suggested.

Traveling Cabaret: A Holiday of Song, Dance & Comedy. Legacy at Willow Pond, 40 Willow Pond Way. 441-2603. 2 p.m.

[ MON., DECEMBER 2 ] ACOUSTIC/FOLK Adam Ezra. Record Archive, 33 1/3 Rockwood St. 244-1210. 7 p.m. $25. CLASSICAL

Royal Opera House Live: Don Pasquale. Little Theatre, 240 East Ave. thelittle.org. 6 p.m. $18/$20.

CONTEMPORARY CLASSICAL Ossia New Music. Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs St. 274-3000. 7:30 p.m. SEASONAL

Women of Note. Penfield

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Celtic Music Night. Temple

Bar & Grille, 109 East Ave. 232-6000. 6 p.m.

[ TUE., DECEMBER 3 ] ACOUSTIC/FOLK Kinloch Nelson. Little Café, 240 East Ave. 258-0400. 7 p.m. BLUES

Studabaker John. Fanatics, 7281 W Main St. Lima. 624-2080. 7 p.m. $20. CLASSICAL

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Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs St. 274-3000. 7:30 p.m. Geneseo Jazz Ensemble. Wadsworth Auditorium, 1 College Circle. Geneseo. 245-5516. 7:30 p.m.

Gray Quartet Jazz Sessions.

The Spirit Room, 139 State St. 397-7595. 7:30 p.m. $5. SEASONAL

Drew Frech & Becky Schneider: A Festive Banjo Concert. Henrietta Public

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Stand-up comedian Madelein Smith returns home to Rochester this week for the live recording of her debut comedy album at Photo City Improv. Though she is now based in New York City, Smith has been a formidable player in the upstate comedy scene for several years. With an undeniable stage presence and effusive personality, Smith holds forth on sex-positivity, relationships, and feminism with just the right blend of heart and irreverence. In addition to Smith’s headlining performance, Malcolm Whitfield will open the show and Woody Battaglia will serve as emcee. The set will feature new bits about being bisexual and polyamorous, Smith says. When asked to sum up this stand-up event, her reply is simple: “Goose on the loose!”

Director Julie Dash’s 1991 film “Daughters of the Dust” will be screened this week as part of the Baobab Cultural Center’s ongoing Friday Film series. The film tells the story of three generations of the Peazant family, who are part of the Gullah community living on the Sea Islands off the South Carolina coast. The community of former West African slaves has adopted their ancestors’ Yoruba traditions and the family struggles to maintain their roots while considering a move to the mainland. “Daughters of the Dust” is a significant film in its artful exploration of one part of the African Diaspora, and Dash was the first African American woman to direct a feature film with a wide theatrical release. The film continues to be influential today: Beyonce’s “Lemonade” was influenced by the film’s Southern Gothic aesthetic and Yoruba heritage.

Madelein Smith will record her comedy album live on Saturday, November 30, 8 p.m. at Photo City Improv, 543 Atlantic Avenue, #2. $10. Presale tickets available. 451-0047. photocityimprov.com; madeleinsmithcomedy.com. — BY DANIEL J. KUSHNER

Arts & Performance Art Exhibits [ OPENING ] International Art Acquisitions, 3300 Monroe Ave. David Kerstetter: Red Dahlia. Dec. 1-31. 264-1440. Little Café, 240 East Ave. Working with Wax 2019. Nov. 30-Jan. 3. 258-0400. Main Street Arts, 20 W Main St. Clifton Springs. Small Works 2019. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Reception Dec 7, 4-7pm. (315) 462-0210.

Call for Artists [ WED., NOVEMBER 27 ] 2020-2021 Exhibit Season. Through Dec. 31. Roz Steiner Art Gallery, GCC, 1 College Rd genesee.edu/gallery. Request for Proposals: Temporary Public Art Installations on East Ave. Through Jan. 31, 2020. Rochester Contemporary Art Center, 137 East Ave. To commemorate major women’s rights anniversaries in 2020 461-2222.

Art Events [ WED., NOVEMBER 27 ] Dance: A Mixed Media Exhibit. Frank Argento Studio, 510 Park Ave 512-4904.

Friday, November 29, 7 p.m. Baobab Cultural Center, 728 University Avenue. $5-$7 suggested donation. 563-2145; baobabcultural.org. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY

[ SAT., NOVEMBER 30 ] Joe Bruno. 8 p.m. Comedy @ the Carlson, 50 Carlson Rd $15. 426-6339. Madelein Smith & Friends. 7 p.m. Photo City Improv, 543 Atlantic Ave $10. 451-0047.

Theater

[ SUN., DECEMBER 1 ] Hardwood: Christmas in July in December. 5-7 p.m. The Daily Refresher, 293 Alexander St. 360-4627.

Annie. Fri., Nov. 29, 7 p.m., Sat., Nov. 30, 2 & 7 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 1, 2 p.m. Cobblestone Arts Center, 1622 NY 332 $15-$20. 398-0220. A Christmas Carol. Wed., Nov. 27, 7:30 p.m., Fri., Nov. 29, 7:30 p.m., Sat., Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 1, 12 & 5 p.m. Geva Theatre, 75 Woodbury Blvd $12.50-$82. gevatheatre.org.

[ SAT., NOVEMBER 30 ] Tiny Trunk Show. 11 a.m.-5 p.m Sylvan Starlight Creations, 50 State St., Bldg C . Pittsford 209-0960.

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Film

[ WED., NOVEMBER 27 ] RPO: The Nutcracker. 7 p.m. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 60 Gibbs St $30-$114.

Comedy

[ FRI., NOVEMBER 29 ] 36th Annual Thanksgiving Dance Festival. 7-11 p.m. Salem United Church of Christ, 60 Bittner St Country Dancers of Rochester $70. 802-7139.

Baobab Cultural Center, 728 University Ave. Daughters of the Dust. Fri., Nov. 29, 7 p.m. $5$7 su. 563-2145. Dryden Theatre, 900 East Ave. “Valley of the Dolls” (1967). Wed., Nov. 27, 7:30 p.m. $5-$10.; “Alice’s Restaurant’ (1969). Fri., Nov. 29, 7:30 p.m. $5-$10.; “Lethal Weapon” (1987). Sat., Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m. $5-$10.; “Red River” (1948). Sun., Dec. 1, 2 p.m. $5-$10; “The Thief of Bagdad” (1924). Tue., Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m. $5-$10. eastman.org. Little Theatre, 240 East Ave. “Three Kings” (1999). Mon., Dec. 2, 6:30 p.m. $4/$5. thelittle.org.

[ FRI., NOVEMBER 29 ] Black Friday Bazaar. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fuego Coffee Roasters, 1 Woodbury Blvd. 270-9214. Final Fridays @ StudioRAD. Last Friday of every month, 6-11 p.m. StudioRAD, 46 Mount Hope Ave studiorad.org.

[ WED., NOVEMBER 27 ] Dr Dirty John Valby Thanksgiving Eve Bash. 8 p.m. Comedy @ the Carlson, 50 Carlson Rd $20. 426-6339. [ FRI., NOVEMBER 29 ] Chris Alan & Friends. 7 & 9 p.m. Comedy @ the Carlson, 50 Carlson Rd $9-$15. 426-6339. Sky Sands: Psychomedy. 8 p.m. Comedy @ the Carlson, 50 Carlson Rd $12. 426-6339.

[ SUN., DECEMBER 1 ] Ithaca Ballet: The Nutcracker. 3 p.m. Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca St . Geneva $12-$22. thesmith.org.

[ WED., NOVEMBER 27 ] Animal Encounters. noon. Strong National Museum of Play, 1 Manhattan Sq. $21. 263-2700. Book & Beast. 11-11:30 a.m Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St. Paul St Free with paid Zoo admission. 336-7200. Wildlife Action Crew: Polar Bears & Climate Change. 6-8 p.m No workshop Nov. 27. Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St. Paul St $45/$50. 336-7200. Wildlife Rockstars. 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. Rochester Museum & Science Center, 657 East Ave. rmsc.org. [ FRI., NOVEMBER 29 ] Teen Food Challenge. 3 p.m. Irondequoit Library, 1290 Titus Ave Ages 10-18. Registration required 336-6062. [ SAT., NOVEMBER 30 ] Angelina Ballerina: The Very Merry Holiday Musical. 2 p.m. Callahan Theater at Nazareth College Arts Center, 4245 East Ave $15-$20. 389-2170. Edgerton Model Railroad Open House. Last Saturday of every month, 11 a.m.-2 p.m Edgerton Community Center, 41 Backus St 428-6769. Preparing for Winter. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Genesee Country Village & Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Rd Mumford Breakfast w St. Nick 9am-12pm $16; Free ages 17 & under. gcv.org. Train Rides: The Polar Express. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Medina Railroad Museum, 530 West Ave. $36-$51. 798-6106.

Holidays at the Market. Sundays, 8 a.m.-2 p.m Rochester Public Market, 280 N. Union St. 428-6907. Holly Days. Sun., Dec. 1, 1-3 p.m. Hinchey Homestead, 634 Hinchey Rd $5. 464-9740. Kris Kringle Market. Sat., Nov. 30, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Downtown, William St . Lyons lyonsny.com. Ritual Market. Sat., Nov. 30, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Rochester Brainery, 176 Anderson Ave, F109 rochesterbrainery.com. Sweet Creations Gingerbread Display. Through Dec. 16. George Eastman Museum, 900 East Ave. eastman.org w/ museum admission: $6-$15. Tabletop Tree Display & Silent Auction. Tuesdays-Sundays George Eastman Museum, 900 East Ave. eastman.org Through Dec 17 w/ museum admission: $6-$15. Tree Lighting Party. Sat., Nov. 30, 4-7 p.m. I-Square, 400 Bakers Pk . Irondequoit 266-1068. Wreath Display & Silent Auction. Tuesdays-Sundays George Eastman Museum, 900 East Ave. eastman.org Through Dec 1 w/ museum admission: $6-$15.

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Art The biennial emphasized open discussions

The Antiracist East-West Walk, part of the the Current Seen biennial programming, brought people out to explore the city and its history together. PHOTO COURTESY ROCO STAFF

Connecting over spectacle [ ART REVIEW ] BY REBECCA RAFFERTY

In the space of four years, Rochester Contemporary Art Center has taken the old model of the Rochester Biennial — which was essentially a presentation of the work of six selected artists — and transformed it into a collaborative effort between small and mid-sized art venues and curators. This year, RoCo developed that approach even further to create one of the most important and effective conversations about the state of the arts in Rochester, and about all levels of where we stand as a so-called arts city. An incredibly ambitious project, this year’s biennial, dubbed “Current Seen,” spanned an almost two-month period from early October to mid-November. It involved scores of artists and included dozens of curated art shows at formal art spaces, as well as and installations of public art non-traditional venues, and unspecified sites along the East Avenue and Main Street corridor. This year’s loose, over-arching theme was “current moment / our changing city.” 26 CITY NOVEMBER 27 - DECEMBER 3, 2019

But beyond presenting the spectacle of such a volume of art on display, the organizers of “Current Seen” facilitated conversations about equity and segregation by getting visitors to trek together from one side of the city to the other, and about the crucial supporting roles in the arts — including curation and arts writing — that must be stable and robust if the scene is to thrive. The 2019 biennial is over now, with the exception of a couple of enduring installations that were either extended or will stay put indefinitely. But RoCo’s executive director and “Current Seen” lead curator Bleu Cease is not done picking at it, and is already rallying participants to think about 2021. “The approach is for Current Seen to be a spotlight that can every two years shine on what’s timely, what’s pressing, what’s interesting and challenging and engaging,” he says. “There may be a whole different set of conversations that happen surrounding public art in two years or four years. There may be

a whole different level of engagement from different kinds of venues at that point.” From the East End to the Susan B. Anthony neighborhood, there were formal art shows in established or borrowed venues. But the installations along the corridor had a stumble-upon, hidden-in-plain-sight nature to them, such as Michael Goldman’s “Urban Pictograms,” which are shaped like stop signs; and Thievin’ Stephen’s critical “Coming Soon” series of fake development project signs. Other hyper-temporary art included work created from the ground in Parcel 5, where Nicholas Gurewitch and Jeffrey Stanin organized the massive “Midtown Mandala,” which was the Flower City logo swept and raked into the gravel. “Parcel 5 is such an interesting venue,” Cease says. “And we have to think of it a venue — though no one defined it, no one said ‘okay now it’s a venue.’ A whole bunch of different things coalesced and so I think it’s a very interesting touch point with respect to public art in our city.”

about the often hidden armature beneath a functioning arts scene, such as its deep dive into different and new curatorial approaches. “If we’re going to talk about the health and vibrancy and sustainability of our art community, we have to talk about: What is curating?” Cease says. “What is this sort of nebulous role that some people have, some people just do it and don’t claim to be, other people wear it as a proud title? For me, that is a major, international conversation that we can have with a hyper local flavor.” This also meant giving some artists who had never curated before the chance to lead in that arena. For example, Sean Capone, who is known as a video artist, curated one of the exhibits at Rochester Contemporary. “He had this quirky idea of how this obscure film, ‘Remembrance of Things Fast: True Stories Visual Lies,’ influenced him and other video artists who are dealing with queer issues and use avatars,” Cease says. “It’s so specific, but he found five artists that he felt fit into this concept that he wanted to explore, in his first curatorial effort.” One of the talks offered during “Current Seen” focused specifically on curating and featured a handful of people who curated projects during the biennial. They discussed “everything from things that went wrong to micro-challenges that were faced, what kinds of decisions were made, and more abstractly, what does curating mean” to them, Cease says. And for those who are both artists and curators: do you curate your own work into a show? These conversations don’t really happen publicly in Rochester, Cease says. “I believe that a biennial like this — which is going to be Rochester-scale inherently because of the strata of organizations that it’s committed to — it’s going to be infused with national and international conversations, but it’s going to be hyper-local, too.” At The Little Theatre, Hannah Lightbody and Elizabeth Cameron presented an exhibition titled “Visions of Public Art,” which featured 30 proposals from more than a dozen artists answering a call for public art proposals. It was an exhibition of those project proposals, but also “a nudge to the community to more publicly think about the process — what does it look like to have an RFP, and what do all of the proposals look like?” Cease says. “They exhibited almost all of the proposals they received — how often does that happen in Rochester, when there’s a major commission?”


This was the public’s chance to put eyes on a process usually handled by a panel behind closed doors. At the west side’s Joy Gallery, veteran curator Erich Lehman curated “30 Years of FUA,” a tribute to Rochester’s oldest graffiti crew through artwork, objects, and photographs. This exhibit engaged with an often underestimated and overlooked part of Rochester’s art history. “We know that history in New York, because it’s been written about by everyone, but it’s actually kind of a parallel history here,” Cease says. Artist and curator Amanda Chestnut organized work for two spaces. At the Douglass Auditorium on King Street, she featured Mara Ahmed’s “This Heirloom” exhibit of mixed-media work that considers local and international parallels regarding borders, segregation, and cultural separation. And at the Sagamore Building in the East End, she facilitated Megan Sullivan’s video installation “Sister Moon,” which provided space for viewers to experience cosmic, meditative moments amid the anxious, modern grind. That installation came together “insanely last minute,” Cease says, which is why Chestnut was tapped for the job. When organizers finally got a commitment from the building owner, Cease chose Chestnut because of her prior curatorial experience, specifically in atypical spaces. “She jumped right in and took it on,” he says, “and did something she knew could be accomplished in a shorter time frame.” While many of the venues were clustered at

the east and west ends of the corridor, many single pop-ups were installed at sites between, such as W. Michelle Harris’s “In Their Wake” video projection in the window of the Democrat & Chronicle’s downtown offices. Harris created an animated video projection of names of early black residents of Rochester and encouraged the public to pause and meditate on those names. “Many descendants of the Middle Passage were born, grew up, and died here before the Civil War,” says her statement in the exhibition catalog. “And most of their stories are lost to us.” The endeavor brought more attention and visitors to spaces that don’t necessarily have the resources to have regular open hours. Rochester is a segregated city, and the arts scene reflects this. “It’s so glaringly obvious in the art community,” Cease says.

Running through the center of the city, the “Current Seen” corridor “is both a dividing line in so many ways, and a connecting thread,” he says. “It functions as a conceptual device and a line on a map and a street we all know about and a clear metaphor,” which he says should be more fully explored in the future. Cease says he struggled to find a few more venues between some of the established and

the city together, and not just in the sanctified arts districts of East Avenue and NOTA. For example, the Antiracist East-West Walk, held on October 12, was presented in partnership with Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives, and was led by FDFI president Kenneth B. Morris Jr. The walk helped build awareness ahead of “How to Be an Antiracist” author Ibram X. Kendi’s November 18 visit to Rochester. It started

Artist and filmmaker Mara Ahmed discusses her work in “This Heirloom,” a “Current Seen” exhibition curated by Amanda Chestnut at the Douglass Auditorium. PHOTO BY QUAJAY DONNELL

pop-up spaces clustered on either end of the corridor, to create a more continuous line. The public art and non-traditional spaces filled in the gaps to some extent, but in the future he’s hoping to have more participating sites along the way. “Really, to have some true contiguous connection across this divided city, there’s a lot more to do,” he says. Even with increased development, there is still so little foot traffic in the center of the city, which creates a profoundly felt void between the spaces where people do accumulate together. A long-term aim of “Current Seen” is to change that. “Frankly I don’t think we’ve explored that metaphor fully,” Cease says. “I don’t think we’ve utilized this thread fully. Also, the simplicity: It’s f***ing Main Street. In so many ways that says it all. I want us to fully work with that as an art community.” Some of the biennial’s extensive programming included moving people across the city with regular, curated walks to go out explore

at the Douglass home site, stopped at places that are historically significant to Rochester’s struggles toward racial equity, and a few artists and curators gave talks along the way. More than 100 people attended that walk, Cease says, which was the largest attendance of any of the series. “It was amazing at how well attended some of them were,” Cease says of the walks, though organizers did hear what he calls “clearly expected concerns about bridging that gap: ‘It’s so far, are we really going to walk all the way?’ Some of those hold-over ideas about scale, distance, about nothing happening, that illustrate the divided nature of our city. I would say we have more work to do, to more fully challenge our community to bridge the gap through a project like this.” Through attendance tracking at venues and events, and a rough estimate of the attention

the public art received, Cease says organizers figure people viewed or participated in elements of the biennial 16,000 times.

The project shows Rochester’s capacity to pull together something of this scale while also, crucially, indicating an issue with its practical limitations. As a benchmark of what’s possible with public engagement, Cease cites “Nuit Blanche,” Toronto’s annual free, one-night arts festival which includes both major, sanctioned projects, as well as many small businesses that host “unique installations and surprising little things,” he says. “And it’s all about the hunt and the process of rediscovering your city for one night.” Planning is underway for the 2021 biennial. In reflecting on this year’s iteration, Cease says it’s both proof of concept and not sustainable with just the limited resources it had this time around. Specifically, he says some under-resourced venues and curators were strained to maintain open hours on the established Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays during the biennial’s sixweek run. “That was a major stretch for some organizers and venues,” he says. He sees this as the whole community’s problem to fix. “If we don’t help organizations maintain some open hours — more than just an opening reception or byappointment —any project at that venue is hamstrung by its own capacity.” In an effort to assuage that issue, Cease says he’s proposed to the City of Rochester that next time around, it might staff some of the venues through some mechanism — possibly though some of the city’s rec centers — by paying youths who are interested in the arts to work some venue’s open hours. In general, he says there needs to be more city and county support to make this a success. And that hurdle, Cease says, is education: making sure the local governments understand that this is meant to support the local art community, and the way that these endeavors function in other cities. Throughout 2020, Cease says he plans to maintain some level of discussion and connectedness between the participating artists, curators, and venues, to keep the momentum both alive and visible to the public. “The fact that I’m able to organize something like this isn’t ‘creating’ so much as it is harnessing and galvanizing and uniting something that’s already here,” Cease says. “This is here, but it hasn’t been unified. It hasn’t been celebrated enough, and it certainly hasn’t been financially supported.” Rebecca Rafferty is CITY’s arts & entertainment editor. She can be reached at becca@rochester-citynews.com. rochestercitynewspaper.com CITY 27


Film

The cast of “Knives Out.” PHOTO COURTESY LIONSGATE

The game’s afoot “Knives Out” (PG-13), DIRECTED BY RIAN JOHNSON OPENS NOVEMBER 27 [ PREVIEW ] BY ADAM LUBITOW

Even though I wasn’t wild about Kenneth Branagh’s rather stodgy 2017 adaptation of Agatha Christie’s “Murder on the Orient Express,” I couldn’t help hoping its box office success would reinvigorate that most beloved of genres: the good old-fashioned murder-

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mystery. Alas, that wasn’t meant to be, and though we are getting another Hercule Poirot escapade from Branagh, as a whole the genre has remained mostly dormant. Before “Death on the Nile” is released late next year, I hope its makers take a lesson or two from Rian Johnson’s fun, ingeniously witty “Knives Out,” which not only puts a modern twist on the classic whodunit, but is also one of the most purely entertaining movies to come around all year. You already know the basics: a rogue’s gallery of shifty individuals have gathered together in

a spooky old house, where someone suddenly turns up dead. Everyone had a motive, and it’s up to an intrepid detective to find the culprit. In “Knives Out,” that individual is master sleuth Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig, sporting a Southern drawl and clearly relishing the part), a private investigator hired by an anonymous benefactor to dig into the death of wealthy patriarch Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer). A renowned crime novelist, Harlan is found dead shortly after his 85th birthday celebration, his throat slit in what the authorities have ruled to be a suicide.

Blanc is aided in his efforts by the police lieutenant (LaKeith Stanfield) in charge of the investigation, and the lieutenant’s second-incommand (Noah Segan), an enthusiastic fan of Thrombey’s novels, who can’t contain his excitement over all the mysterious goings-on. Every member of Harlan’s odd, combative family is a suspect: his business-minded daughter, Linda (Jamie Lee Curtis); her useless husband Richard (Don Johnson) and ne’er do well son Ransom (Chris Evans); Linda’s brother, Walt (Michael Shannon), who runs his father’s publishing house; and Walt’s twerpy alt-right son (Jaeden Martell); a widowed daughter-inlaw, Joni (Toni Collette), who runs a new-agey Goop-style health empire; and her collegestudent daughter, Meg (Katherine Langford). Then there’s Marta (Ana de Armas), Harlan’s sweet-natured Latin American caretaker. She provided Harlan with some much-needed companionship in addition to medical care, and as a result heard the dirt on all the family members from Harlan. She’s also cursed with an unfortunate inability to tell a lie without immediately becoming physically ill, a useful tool in getting to the bottom of who among that motley Thrombey clan can be trusted. Writer-director Johnson has fun paying homage to classic works from the murdermystery genre, from Agatha Christie and John Dickson Carr to “Murder She Wrote.” While the film is consistently funny, it never tips over into spoof, and Johnson is obviously well-versed in the genre and takes it very seriously. As with many murder mystery plots, this one’s not really meant to be solvable even by the most observant of viewers (though it always plays fair), so you’re free to just go along for the ride. An extended version of this review is online at rochestercitynewspaper.com. Adam Lubitow is a freelance writer for CITY. Feedback on this article can be directed to becca@rochester-citynews.com.


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SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS NEEDED Rush-Henrietta is seeking reliable, energetic individuals for substitute positions at our elementary and secondary schools. Substitute teachers work on an as-needed basis, ideal for those needing a flexible work week schedule. The pay rate is up to $120 per day, depending on qualifications. Refer to the "Per Diem Substitutes" posting online for more information and to apply. To view the detailed postings and to apply, visit www.rhnet.org, click Jobs. Rush-Henrietta is committed to achieving a diverse work force. Candidates of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.


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English Teacher English teaching position to commence in February 2020. Candidates must be NYS Certified. For details & how to apply visit: www.caboces.org “Employment Opportunities/ Regional Recruitment�

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Legal Ads [ LEGAL NOTICE ] 1799 HILTON-PARMA CORNERS ROAD LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 11/15/2019. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS shall mail a copy of any process to 5018 Ridge Road West, Spencerport, NY 14559. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ LEGAL NOTICE ] STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COUNTY OF HORRY CIVIL ACTION NO. 2019-CP-26-04254 In Re: Estate of William Johnson SUMMONS QUIET TITLE ACTION AND PARTITION ACTION OF REAL PROPERTY Eddie Johnson, PLAINTIFF vs. Elizabeth Carr, Bessie Carr, Sarah Carr, Carrie Hemingway, Calvin Hemingway, Lawrence Knox, Michael James Knox, Alphonza R. Knox, Lawrence Knox, Jr., Ray Anthony Knox, Barry Lynn Knox, Mary Lena Sparkman, Debbie Sue Knox, Connie Knox, Gregory Johnson, Kenneth Johnson, Danzel Poracha, Alexis Pena Poracha, Danzel Poracha, Jr., Michael Greene, Ellis Johnson, Eunice Johnson, Nellie Mae Perkins, James Chancy Johnson, Carl Johnson, Patricia Johnson, Jacqueline Johnson, and All persons Unknown Who are or might Claim to be heirs at law of WILLIAM JOHNSON, and being designated as John Doe and Jane Doe, and Including Any Unknown Persons in the armed forces of the United States of America, any minors and persons under a disability of any kind or nature, John Doe and Jane Doe, Representatives of any Unknown Heirs, DEFENDANTS. TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer to the said Complaint on the subscribers, Law Offices of N. David DuRant and Associates, P.A. at their offices, 1801 Glenns Bay Road, Post Office Box 14722, Surfside Beach, South Carolina

29587, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, and if you fail to answer the Complaint within the time aforesaid, the Plaintiff will apply to the Court for a judgment by default against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. LAW OFFICES OF N. DAVID DuRANT AND ASSOCIATES, P.A. N. David DuRant, Sr. (SCB #1803) P.O. Box 14722 Surfside Beach, SC 29587 Telephone: 843-650-7800 Facsimile: 843-6508090 Email: ddurant@ lawofficesofdurant.com Attorney for Plaintiff July 2, 2019 [ NOTICE ] 311 S. Washington St., LLC Filed 10/8/19 Office: Monroe Co. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 311 S. Washington St., East Rochester, NY 14445 Purpose: all lawful [ NOTICE ] 352 POST AVENUE LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 10/7/2019. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 100 Hojack Park, Rochester, NY 14612, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] APEX HEALTH LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 10/11/2019. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 541 Lake Ave., Rochester, NY 14613. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Articles of Organization with respect to McEwen Mechanical, LLC, a New York Limited Liability Company, were filed with the Secretary of State of the State of New York on October 17, 2019. The County in New York State where its office is located is Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of McEwen Mechanical, LLC upon whom process against it may be served, and the post office address to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against McEwen Mechanical, LLC served upon it is 115 Basket Road, Webster, New York

To place your ad in the LEGAL section, contact Tracey Mykins by phone at (585) 244-3329 x10 or by email at legals@rochester-citynews.com 14580. There are no exceptions adopted by the Company, or set forth in its Operating Agreement, to the limited liability of members pursuant to Section 609(a) of the Limited Liability Company Law of the State of New York. McEwen Mechanical, LLC is formed for the purpose of providing plumbing and electrical work. [ NOTICE ] CAHA Properties, LLC Filed 10/9/19 Office: Monroe Co. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 110 Crimson Woods Court, Rochester, NY 14626 Purpose: all lawful [ NOTICE ] DEK St. Paul’s Holding LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 2/12/19. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS will mail a copy of any process to 1200 Jefferson Rd., Suite 210, Rochester, NY 14623. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] HERE & THERE REPAIR COMPANY, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 10/7/2019. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 2605 Smith Dr., Unit 3, Endicott, NY 137802313, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Jhulse Properties, LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 10/18/2019. Cty: Monroe. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to Law Office of Anthony A. Dinitto, LLC, 2250 West Ridge Rd., Ste. 300, Rochester, NY 14626. General Purpose. [ NOTICE ] Matilda Ventures LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 11/5/19. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS will mail a copy of any process to 1 Woodbury Blvd, Rochester, NY 14604. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity.

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[ NOTICE ] Notice is hereby given that an alcohol beverage license pending, has been applied for, to consume liquor, beer & wine at retail in a bar/ restaurant, under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law, at 2003 LYELL AVE SUITE 3 TOWN OF GATES, ROCHESTER, NY 14606. In Monroe County for consumption. *PAULINO JD MANAGEMENT, LLC* *DBA* *PAULINOS ITALIAN RESTAURANT* [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation AlphaDog Grafix LLC filed Articles of Organization with the New York Department of State on October 18, 2019. Its office is located in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the Company upon whom process against it may be served and a copy of any process shall be mailed to 1192 Northrup Road, Penfield, NY 14526. The purpose of the company is any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation B7 Ventures LLC filed Articles of Organization with the NY Sec. of State (“SSNY”) on 10/18/19. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail a copy of process to P.O. Box 750, Webster, NY 14580. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of AA Greece LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/27/19. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: PO Box 10628, Rochester, NY 14610. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of AA Henrietta LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/27/19. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: PO Box

10628, Rochester, NY 14610. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of AA Victor LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/27/19. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: PO Box 10628, Rochester, NY 14610. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Anchor 7 C’s, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 10/15/19 Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC at 302 Pinebrook Drive, Rochester, NY 14616. Purpose: any lawful activities [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of Automative Solutions LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/28/2019. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o 76 Thistlewood Ln, Spencerport, NY 14559. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Broadstone Employee Sub, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/12/19. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 800 Clinton Square, Rochester, NY 14604. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of CALLAHAN BUSINESS ENTERPRISES, LLC . Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 8/16/19. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 27 Vick Park B #2, Rochester, NY, 14607. Purpose: any lawful activities.

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Notice of formation of DEVTRINSIC SOLUTIONS, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/7/2019. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 774 Washington St, Spencerport, NY 14559. Purpose: any lawful act.

Notice of Formation of G Universal, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/16/2019. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to principal business location: The LLC, 70 Stablegate Drive, Webster, NY 14580. Purpose: any lawful activity

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Notice of Formation of DogPound Creations LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/15/19. Office location: Monroe County. Princ. office of LLC: 174 Webster Rd., Spencerport, NY 14559. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to JulieRay Crist-Romano at the princ. office of the LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity

Notice of Formation of Hafner Bee Yard, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 0802/19 Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 82 Lake Shore Drive, Hilton, NY 14468 . Purpose: any lawful activities.

[ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of DwG Rocket LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/6/2019. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 4445 Clover St., Honeoye Falls, NY 14472. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Fu Ran Enterprises LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/17/19. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: the LLC, 7 Goldfinch Dr, West Henrietta, NY 14586. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Fuggedaboutit 518 LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 10/24/2019. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 69 Seneca Ave, Rochester, New York 14621. Purpose: any lawful activities.

[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Hurwitz & Daniel PLLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 10/16/19. Office location: Monroe Co. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 919 Winton Road South, Ste 314, Rochester, NY 14618. Purpose: practice the profession of law. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of John L. Lynch Family Office, LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 10/9/19. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS will mail a copy of any process to 1225 Majestic Way, Webster, NY 14580. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of LAKE AFFECT LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/7/2019. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 179 Cobbs Hill Dr, Rochester, NY 14610. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company (LLC). Name: Dewey Capital Partners LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary

of State of New York (SSNY) on November 15, 2019. Office location, Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: P.O. Box 10369, Rochester NY 14610. Purpose: any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company (LLC). Name: Lyndhurst Capital Partners LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on November 20, 2019. Office location, Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: P.O. Box 10369, Rochester NY 14610 Purpose: any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company (LLC). Name: Nolte Road Holdings LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on November 19, 2019. Office location, Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: P.O. Box 10369, Rochester NY 14610 Purpose: any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company (LLC). Name: RL Homes Unlimited LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on October 23, 2019. Office location, Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: 1 E. Main St., 8th Floor Suite 804, Rochester NY 14614 Purpose: any lawful purpose. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of LOST DRAFT PROCESSING, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/26/19. Office location: Orleans County. Princ. office of LLC: 3008 Crandall Rd., Albion, NY 14411.


Legal Ads SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Tyler J. Allport at the princ. office of the LLC. As amended by Cert. of Amendment filed with SSNY on 10/15/19, name changed to LOSS DRAFT PROCESSING, LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of MHB Property Solutions Residences, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) September 26, 2019. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 40 Amann Rd, Honeoye Falls, NY 14472 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of MK Consulting & Training, LLC filed Article of Organization with the Sec’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/5/2019. Office in Monroe County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Christine Merle, 170 Orchard Park Blvd, Rochester, NY 14609. Purpose: Any lawful Purpose.

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Notice of Formation of PML Properties LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) October 22, 2019. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC at 123 Hale Haven Drive, Hilton, NY 14468. Purpose: any lawful activities.

Notice of Formation of ROC FIT Collective LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 09/26/19. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 281 Elwood Drive, Rochester, NY 14616. Purpose: any lawful activities.

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Notice of Formation of SLS Select Properties LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 10/16/19. Office location: Monroe Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 9621 Hallett Lane, Hammondsport, NY 14840. Purpose: any lawful activities.

Notice of formation of RBG PROPERTIES, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/15/2006. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Michael Radigan, 14 Concord Dr., Pittsford, NY 14534. Purpose: any lawful act. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of REC 298, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 11/6/19. Office location: Monroe Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 1858 Jackson Rd, Penfield, NY 14526. Purpose: any lawful activities.

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Notice of Formation of Monroe Assistance Fund LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/20/19. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, Attn: Paul Adams, 3445 Winton Place, Ste 228, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activity.

Notice of Formation of Redstart Solutions LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 10/04/2019. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to United States Corporation Agents, Inc, 7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202 Brooklyn, NY 11228 . Purpose: any lawful activities.

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Notice of Formation of Narvaez Transportation, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) on 11/1/2019. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 6887 Forth Section, Brockport, New York 14420. Purpose: any lawful activities.

Notice of formation of River’s Edge Party House, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/1/2019. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 92 Colin St, Rochester, NY 14615. Purpose: any lawful act.

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[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Speedy Pomegranate Studios, LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 10/11/2019. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1661 Shallow Creek Trl Webster, NY 14580 . Purpose: any lawful activities.

process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 200 WESTVIEW COMMONS BLVD #B Rochester NY 14624 Purpose any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Top Shelf Capital, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 02/01/19. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 300 Hylan Drive, Ste 6-130, Rochester, NY 14623. Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of Valerie Goodberlet Travel LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) September 11, 2019. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 74 Grandview Dr Fairport NY 14450 . Purpose: any lawful activities. [ NOTICE ]

Notice of Formation of SRS2 of New York, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/5/19. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, 1169 Howard Road, Rochester, NY 14624. Purpose: any lawful activity.

Notice of formation of Wind Song Cottage, LLC (the “LLC”). Articles of Organization filed with the NY Secy of State (“SOS”) on 9/27/19. The office of the LLC is in Monroe County. SOS is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SOS shall mail a copy of such process to P. O. Box #444, Brockport, NY 14420. The LLC is formed to engage in any lawful activity for which an LLC may be formed under the NY LLC law.

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Notice of Formation of SRS3 of New York, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/5/19. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, 1169 Howard Road, Rochester, NY 14624. Purpose: any lawful activity.

Notice of Formation Onda Capital LLC filed Articles of Organization with the NY Sec. of State (“SSNY”) on 10/18/19. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail a copy of process to P.O. Box 750, Webster, NY 14580. Purpose: any lawful activity.

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[ NOTICE ] Notice of Formation of SUN RAINE LLC. Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1018-19 Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom

[ NOTICE ] Notice of Intent to Acquire Title to Property Under Article 5, Section 233. aa of the New York State Education Law, The George Eastman

Museum hereby asserts its intent to acquire title to the following property: 1 videotape, 42 reels, 31 cans, 16 boxes, and 20 audio tapes related to production of the film Blue Heaven; 8 reels related to the film The Belfast Reel 18 reels and 9 audio tapes related to production of the film A Celtic Trilogy 8 cans and 29 audio tapes related to the film La Dolce Fiesta 9 reels and 13 audio tapes related to the film Papa Perez 16 boxes and 1 videotape related to the film Moving Towards the Light 11 cans and 1 videotape related to the film Dawns Early Light If you claim and can demonstrate ownership to this property, you must contact the museum in writing to make arrangements to collect the property; send correspondence to Sarah Evans, Chief Registrar, George Eastman Museum, 900 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607 (or sevans@ eastman.org). If you fail to do so within one hundred eighty (180) days, the museum will commence proceedings to acquire title to the property. If you wish to commence legal proceedings to claim the property, you should consult an attorney. [ NOTICE ] NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION being held at Chester’s Self Storage 1037 Jay St. Rochester NY 14611 on Friday 12-20-19, 9:00 am. The following customers’ accounts have become delinquent so their item (s) will be auctioned off to settle past due rents. NOTE: Owner reserves the right to bid at auction, reject any and all bids, Leroy Colbert Unit 109-8 owes $288, Carlene Andrews Unit 114 owes $308, Natali, Lopez-suarez Unit 133 owes $288, Gregry Simmons unit 148 owes $308, Christopher Flores Maldonado Unit 201 Owes $288, Ahmed Alarmi Unit 206 owes $$288, Kenneth Smith Unit 231 Owes $220.00, Leslie Bushnell Unit 306 owes $228, Aziz Saleh unit 339 owes $184, Ayria Lawson unit 340 owes $184, Russell Brewster unit 345 owes $368. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Public Auction being held at Chester’s Self Storage 600 W Broad St. Rochester NY 14608 on Friday, 12/20/19, 9:00 am. The following customers’

accounts have become delinquent so their item (s) will be auctioned off to settle past due rents. NOTE: Owner reserves the right to bid at auction, reject any and all bids, Bernadette Preson Unit 21 owes $328.00. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of GCP REIT IV MLO, LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/30/19. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 10/30/18. 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, 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. Of State, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of JB Electric and Solar LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/25/19. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Florida (FL) on 9/5/13. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the FL address of LLC: 96 Willard St, Ste 205, Cocoa, FL 32922. Arts. of Org. filed with FL Secy of State, 500 South Bronough St, Tallahassee, FL 323990250. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of LONG POND GARDENS APARTMENTS OWNER KOFP LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/15/19. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 10/09/19. Princ. office of LLC: 1170 Pittsford Victor Rd., Pittsford, NY 14534. 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: 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of

State, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of North Ponds Apartments (Phase II) Owner KofP LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/24/19. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 10/23/19. 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: 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of PARK AVENUE PORTFOLIO TIC HOLDER LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/17/19. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 10/16/19. 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: 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Notice of Qualification of Park, East & Meigs Apartments Owner KofP LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/15/19. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 10/09/19. 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: 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State, Div. of Corps.,

John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] Renovation Consulting, LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 9/27/17. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS will mail a copy of any process to 2604 Elmwood Ave., #113, Rochester, NY 14618. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] ROC EZ AUTO LLC (LLC) filed Arts. of Org. with NY Secy. of State (SS) on 11/15/2019. LLC’s office is in Monroe Co. SS is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SS shall mail a copy of any process to 5018 Ridge Road West, Spencerport, NY 14559. LLC’s purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE ] THE ASTRAL STUDIO, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 10/7/19. Office in Monroe Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 913 Westside Dr., Rochester, NY 14624, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. [ Notice of Formation ] Belhseine Ridge Road, LLC (“LLC”) filed Articles of Organization with the NY Sec. of State (“SSNY”) on 10/24/19. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail a copy of process to 745 Titus Avenue, Annex Building, Rochester, NY 14617. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ Notice of Formation ] D&T Rents Dansville LLC (“LLC”) filed Articles of Organization with the NY Sec. of State (“SSNY”) on 11/18/19. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail a copy of process to P.O. Box 92280, Rochester, NY 14692. Purpose: any lawful activity.

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Legal Ads [ Notice of Formation ] EcarsUSA Service, LLC (“LLC”) filed Articles of Organization with the NY Sec. of State (“SSNY”) on 10/24/19. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail a copy of process to 745 Titus Avenue, Annex Building, Rochester, NY 14617. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] FEENEYS AUTO LLC filed Articles of Organization with the New York Department of State on 10/08/2019. Its office is located in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the Company upon whom process against it may be served and a copy of any process shall be mailed to 4992 W Ridge Rd. Spencerport NY 1459. The purpose of the Company is Automotive repair. [ Notice of Formation ] KatieCreative, LLC (“LLC”) filed Articles of Organization with the NY Sec. of State (“SSNY”) on 10/11/19. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail a copy of process to 503 Brixton Trail, Webster, NY 14580. Purpose: any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] NAME: TC ROC Holdings, LLC Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on October 23, 2019. Principal office: Monroe County, New York. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to One S Clinton Ave., Suite C200, Rochester, NY 14607, Attn: Member. Purpose: any and all lawful activities. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Notice of Formation of HOOKEDUP CHARTERS, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/24/2019. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent

of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to principal business location: The LLC, 29 White Hill Drive, Rochester, NY 14625. Purpose: any lawful activity [ NOTICE OF FORMATION ] Notice of Formation of Royal Wash Holdings, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/5/2019. Office location: Monroe County SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whomprocess against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to principal business location: The LLC, 2851 Monroe Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618. Purpose: any lawful activity [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF GREENVESTMENTS, LLC ] Art. Of Org. filed with SSNY l 0/16/2019 Office Location: Monroe County. SSNY is designated Agent of LLC to whom process may be served. SSNY may mail copy of process to 131 TRYON PARK, ROCHESTER, NY 14609. Purpose of LLC: Any lawful activity. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ] The name of the Limited Liability Company (LLC) is 950 Reynolds Associates LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (“SSNY”) on November 1, 2019. Office location is Monroe County, New York. The SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to the LLC at 16 East Main Street, 950 Reynolds Arcade Building, Rochester, New York 14614. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LLC ] EZ Dumpster, LLC filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on 11/5/2019 with an effective date of formation of 11/5/2019. Its principal place of business is located in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process may be served. A copy of any process

To place your ad in the LEGAL section, contact Tracey Mykins by phone at (585) 244-3329 x10 or by email at legals@rochester-citynews.com shall be mailed to 100 Owens Road, Brockport, NY 14420. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity for which Limited Liability Companies may be organized under Section 203 of the New York Limited Liability Company Law. [ NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LLC ] Goaltender Development LLC filed articles of organization with the New York Secretary of State on 11/12/2019 with an effective date of formation of 11/12/2019. Its principal place of business is located in Monroe County. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent upon whom process may be served. A copy of any process shall be mailed to 32 Wilelen Road, Rochester, NY 14624. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful activity for which Limited Liability Companies may be organized under Section 203 of the New York Limited Liability Company Law.

be served.(SSNY) shall mail copy of process to the LLC at 117 Bryan Street, Rochester New York 14613. (3). Purpose: Any Lawful purpose. [NOTICE] Notice of formation of 88 Immobiliare LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/30/2019. Office location, County of Monroe. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 383 Park Ave, Rochester, NY 14607. Purpose: any lawful act. [NOTICE] Notice of Formation of Day and Night Curtains LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/10/19. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1032 Pondbrook Point, Webster, NY 14580. Purpose: any lawful activity.

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Hodge Property Management, LLC filed Articles of Organization with the NY Sec. of State (“SSNY”) on 10/23/2019. Office location: Orleans County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail a copy of process to 2414 Center Road, Kendall, NY 14476. Purpose: any lawful activity.

Notice of Formation of Giuseppe Flocco Flooring LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/11/19. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 159 Dean Road, Spencerport, NY 14559. Purpose: any lawful activity.

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Notice of Formation of Lakeside Herons LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Sec. of State of New York (SSNY) on 10/3/19. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process served to Lakeside Herons LLC, 874 Lake Rd., Webster, NY 14580. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [Notice of Formation] SKYWARD AUTO LLC filed Articles of Organization with NYS on October 9,2019. (1). LLC’s office is in Monroe County, New York. (2). The Sec’y of State (SSNY) has been designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may

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Notice of Formation of WHA SEVEN LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/8/19. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 3552 Southwestern Blvd, Orchard Park, NY 14127. Purpose: any lawful activity. [NOTICE] Notice of Formation of WHAG PROPERTIES II LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/8/19. Office location: Monroe County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 3552 Southwestern Blvd,

Orchard Park, NY 14127. Purpose: any lawful activity. [NOTICE] Notice of Qualification of 933 The U Apartments Owner KofP LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/10/19. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 09/03/19. Princ. office of LLC: 1170 Pittsford Victor Rd., Pittsford, NY 14534. 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: 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [NOTICE] Notice of Qualification of Brighton Colony Apartments Owner KofP LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/10/19. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 09/03/19. Princ. office of LLC: 1170 Pittsford Victor Rd., Pittsford, NY 14534. 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: 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [NOTICE] Notice of Qualification of Ethan Pointe Apartments Owner KofP LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/10/19. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 09/03/19. Princ. office of LLC: 1170 Pittsford Victor Rd., Pittsford, NY 14534. 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: 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [NOTICE] Notice of Qualification of Gateway Landing on the Canal Apartments Owner KofP LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/10/19. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 09/03/19. Princ. office of LLC: 1170 Pittsford Victor Rd., Pittsford, NY 14534. 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: 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [NOTICE] Notice of Qualification of Greenwood Cove Apartments Owner KofP LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/10/19. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 09/03/19. Princ. office of LLC: 1170 Pittsford Victor Rd., Pittsford, NY 14534. 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: 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [NOTICE] Notice of Qualification of Knollwood Manor Apartments Owner KofP LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/10/19. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 09/03/19. Princ. office of LLC: 1170 Pittsford Victor Rd., Pittsford, NY 14534. 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 122072543. DE addr. of LLC: 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [NOTICE]

09/03/19. Princ. office of LLC: 1170 Pittsford Victor Rd., Pittsford, NY 14534. 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: 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

Notice of Qualification of Newcastle Apartments Owner KofP LLC . Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/10/19. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 09/03/19. Princ. office of LLC: 1170 Pittsford Victor Rd., Pittsford, NY 14534. 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 122072543. DE addr. of LLC: 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

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Notice of Qualification of Webster Green I Apartments Owner KofP LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/10/19. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 09/03/19. Princ. office of LLC: 1170 Pittsford Victor Rd., Pittsford, NY 14534. 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: 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

Notice of Qualification of Perinton Manor Apartments Owner KofP LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/10/19. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 09/03/19. Princ. office of LLC: 1170 Pittsford Victor Rd., Pittsford, NY 14534. 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: 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [NOTICE] Notice of Qualification of Riverton Knolls Owner KofP LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/10/19. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on

Notice of Qualification of Villa Capri Apartments Owner KofP LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/10/19. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 09/03/19. Princ. office of LLC: 1170 Pittsford Victor Rd., Pittsford, NY 14534. 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: 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [NOTICE]

[NOTICE] Notice of Qualification of Webster Green II Apartments Owner KofP LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/10/19. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 09/03/19. Princ. office


Legal Ads of LLC: 1170 Pittsford Victor Rd., Pittsford, NY 14534. 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: 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [NOTICE] Notice of Qualification of Westminster Apartments Owner KofP LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/10/19. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 09/03/19. Princ. office of LLC: 1170 Pittsford Victor Rd., Pittsford, NY 14534. 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: 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [NOTICE] Notice of Qualification of Westview Commons Apartments Owner KofP LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/10/19. Office location: Monroe County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 09/03/19. Princ. office of LLC: 1170 Pittsford Victor Rd., Pittsford, NY 14534. 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: 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. [ SUMMONS ] SUPREME COURT STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF MONROE Index No. E2019009160ESL Federal Credit Union, Plaintiff, vs. Betty J. Newman, Deceased,

any persons who are heirs or distributees of Betty J. Newman, Deceased, and all persons who are widows, grantees, mortgagees, lienors, heirs, devisees, distributees, successors in interest of such of them as may be deceased, and their husbands, wives, heirs, devisees, distributees and successors of interest all of whom and whose names and places of residence are unknown to Plaintiff; Elizabeth A. Newman; Catherine D. Newman, a/k/a Catherine Chandler; New York State Department of Taxation and Finance; United States of America; “John Doe” and/or “Mary Roe”, Defendants. Location of property to be foreclosed: 1043 Ogden Parma Town Line Road, Town of Ogden, Monroe County, New York TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Complaint in the above action and to serve a copy of your Answer on the Plaintiff’s attorney within twenty (20) days after the service of this Summons, exclusive of the day of service, or within (30) days after completion of service where service is made in any other manner than by personal delivery within the State. The United States of America, if designated as a Defendant in this action, may answer or appear within sixty (60) days of service hereof. In case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. Monroe County is designated as the place of trial. The basis of venue is the location of the mortgaged premises. NOTICE: YOU MAY BE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this Summons and Complaint by serving a copy of the Answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the Answer with the Court, a default judgment may be entered and you can lose your property. Speak to an attorney or go to the Court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the Summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to your mortgage company will not stop this

Fun foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. DATED: September 23, 2019 MATTHEW RYEN, ESQ. Lacy Katzen, LLP Attorney for Plaintiff Office and Post Office Address The Granite Building 130 East Main Street Rochester, New York 14604 Telephone: (585) 3245767 NATURE AND OBJECT OF ACTION: The object of the above action is to foreclose a mortgage held by Plaintiff recorded in the Monroe County Clerk’s Office on October 19, 2004 in Liber 19235 of Mortgages, page 398 in the amount of $25,000.00; and mortgage recorded in the Monroe County Clerk’s Office on January 20, 2009 in Liber 22139 of Mortgages, page 100 in the amount of $25,000.00; and Consolidation Extension and Modification Agreement recorded in the Monroe County Clerk’s Office on January 20, 2009 in Liber 22139 of Mortgages, page 108. TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS, The plaintiff makes no personal claim against you in this action except for Betty J. Newman. To the above named Defendants: The foregoing Summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an Order of the Hon. J. Scott Odorisi a Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, dated November 15, 2019 and filed along with the supporting papers in the Monroe County Clerk’s Office. This is an action to foreclose a mortgage. The premises are described as follows: ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND, situate in the Town of Ogden, County of Monroe and State of New York, as distinguished as being the northwest corner of Lot 3 in said Town and more particularly bounded and described as follows: Commencing in the center line of Ogden Parma Town Line Road at the northeast corner of the premises heretofore conveyed by Mary G. Clement, et al, to Carlton E. Schleede by deed dated November 30th, 1949 and recorded in the Monroe County Clerk’s Office in Liber 2583 of Deeds, at Page 281; thence southerly along the easterly line

of the said Schleede premises to Salmon Creek; thence in a northeasterly direction along the bank of said Creek until it intersects the north line of said Lot 3 at the center of the aforesaid highway at the bridge; thence west along the center of said highway to the place of beginning. Excepting therefrom premises conveyed by Deed recorded in Liber 9525 of Deeds, Page 369. Property Address: 1043 Ogden Parma Town Line Road, Spencerport, NY 14559 Tax Account Number: 085.02-1-23

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