Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Bazzomanifesto Update 05/13/15:12 Topics In Today's blog


1) Astorino: Start-Up was Corrupt From the Start

2) Cast Your Vote for the 2015 CTC&G Innovation in Design Awards Reader's Choice Product Design category!

3) : Cox Congratulates Flanagan

4) Galef: Transformer Fire at Indian Point Raises More Questions About AIM Pipeline Siting

5) Statement from Ed Cox on Bill de Blasio's travel

6) Nail Salons vs. Women's Health Clinics in New York


8) Step Inside Designer Paul Davis's Greenwich Village Apartment, Rising Stars Kapito Muller Interiors, and More from NYC&G's May/June Issue!

9) More Events This Week in Ossining!

10)  PRESS RELEASE] Bill dedicating State highway for Marine Capt. Eric A. Jones passes Senate

11) Statement from Ed Cox on JCOPE investigation of de Blasio group

12) Assemblywoman Galef Speaks about the Possible Dangers of Self Help Seminars on her TV show "Speak Out"

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On Monday, May 11, 2015 2:44 PM, Friends of Rob Astorino wrote:

Contact:  Bill O'Reilly, 212-396-9117 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Cuomo Has Ethical Obligation to Return
$50 Million Just Allocated for More Ads

New York--May 11...The New York State Comptroller report released today on Governor Andrew Cuomo's Start UP NY advertising campaign, proving that the $211 million taxpayer dollars spent on TV ads created virtually no new jobs, raises serious ethical questions about Mr. Cuomo's decision to run the ads, especially in an election year, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino today charged.

The State Legislature just appropriated $50 million more for Start Up ads at the request of the governor.  

"I commend Comptroller Tom DiNapoli for having the courage to call out the Start Up campaign for what it is: an historic waste of tax dollars," County Executive Astorino said. "Mr. Cuomo's ads were designed for two reasons -- to boost his image nationally and to stabilize his falling approval ratings here in New York going into a re-election year. It took tens of thousands of New York taxpayers to foot the bill for those ads, and they got absolutely nothing for their money. That is morally unacceptable."

Mr. Cuomo is familiar with the controversy -- and benefits -- of taxpayer-paid election year ads, Mr. Astorino noted.  Former New York Governor Mario Cuomo was heavily criticized by good government groups while in office for appearing in TV ad campaigns funded with tax dollars, a practice now prohibited in New York State. Andrew Cuomo served as one of his father's top advisors. Andrew Cuomo does not personally appear in Start UP New York ads, but they clearly benefit his image as governor, suggesting that New York is making significant economic strides when it is not. New York continues to be ranked as the state with the worst economic outlook in America.

"These thinly disguised political ads are a slap in the face to New York families squeezed to the breaking point by nation-leading taxes and other expenses," Astorino added. "Governor Cuomo has an ethical responsibility to return to taxpayers the $50 million allocated this year. These ads have no public benefit and no place in New York, especially during election years. If Governor Cuomo was serious about addressing New York's economic woes, he would stop trying to pick winners and losers, and instead focus on cutting taxes and regulations across the board so that New York can be economically competitive again."



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Our editors have made their selection, now it's your turn!
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May 11, 2015
Cox Congratulates Flanagan
Contact: David Laska
ALBANY... NYGOP Chair Ed Cox released the following statement after Senator John Flanagan of Long Island was elected Majority Leader and Temporary President of the State Senate:
"Congratulations to Senator John Flanagan on being elected Leader of the State Senate," said Cox.  
"Senate Republicans and the Republican Party continue united in the service of the people of New York."


May 11, 2015

To The Editor:

This Saturday's transformer fire at the Indian Point Energy Center is areminder that we must be extremely vigilant with safety protections andoversight at this facility.  Over the past few months, I have activelyopposed the siting of the 42" high pressure AIM gas pipeline near thenuclear power plant. 

I am well aware that there are numerous safety protections in place atIndian Point, with back-ups upon back-ups.  In fact, transformer fires dohappen and the plant did take appropriate actions to deal with this one.

Nevertheless, to add yet another high powered energy distribution systeminto the equation really seems to be tempting fate.  Just because it isexpedient to make this the chosen path for the pipeline does not make itwise.  This particular emergency was contained, but even with a relativelyminor event such as this in the scope of Indian Point, unexpectedcircumstances can lead to unexpected reactions.

Governor Cuomo stated about the accident at Indian Point, "Anything thathappens at this plant obviously raises concerns. A transformer fire in andof itself was not dangerous, but the fear is always that one situation isgoing to trigger another..."

A confluence of high energy power generation and distribution at thislocation is literally asking for trouble.  This is not the only option, andtherefore should not be the chosen option for the AIM gas pipeline siting.I urge New York state to seek a stay from the federal government on theapproval to site a pipeline at this locale.  We must conduct an independentrisk analysis using research from past gas line explosions to determine ifthere really is no additional threat to public safety with this new highpowered pipeline at this location.  The safety of our public is at stake.

Sincerely,Sandy GalefAssemblywoman(914) 450-4086


May 12, 2015
Statement from Ed Cox on Bill de Blasio's travel
Contact: David Laska
NEW YORK CITY... NYGOP Chair Ed Cox today released the following statement in response to Bill de Blasio's trip to Washington and California to discuss national "progressive" issues while crime is rising in New York City:
"While Bill de Blasio is out pursuing the bright lights of the national political scene, crime is on the rise at home and too many children are still trapped in failing public schools.  New York's Mayor should pay a little less attention to 2016 and a little more to the New Yorkers who elected him."


On Tuesday, May 12, 2015 11:04 AM, Chiaroscuro Group wrote:

Contact:  Bill O'Reilly, 212-396-9117 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


New York Calls out Cavalry to Inspect Nail Salons;
Ignores Filthy Conditions at Abortion Clinics

New York--May 12...More than a year after news reports revealed that women's health clinics in New York routinely go uninspected -- for as long as a dozen years in some cases -- New York is cracking down...on nail salons.

The striking disparity between how New York treats nail salons and how it treats women's clinics, where tens of thousands of surgical abortions are performed every year, illustrates the extent to which ideological stridency has overtaken common sense in New York State, said Chiaroscuro Group spokesman Greg Pfundstein.  

"We have a problem in New York, and it doesn't matter whether you're pro-life or pro-choice; we need to fix it before someone dies," Mr. Pfundstein said. "Young women, many without their parent's knowledge, are having surgical procedures in uninspected medical facilities, and the New York State Department of Health is fully aware of it. In the rare cases when these inspections occur, serious health code violations have been discovered, so we know with certainty that there are basic sanitary issues occurring that need to be addressed."  

The Chiaroscuro Group released radio ads earlier this year in Albany and New York City in support of legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-Staten Island) that would require regular inspections.  Those ads featured disturbing real user reviews from women who have visited New York abortion clinics.
The radio spots can be heard here, here, and here.  Ad copy is available below.

Radio spot :60

"Avoid at all costs."

"The waiting room is dirty and smells of dried urine."


These are actual reviews from women who have visited New York abortion clinics...

"This place is disgusting and it preys off low income women who need help."

"My worst experience ever."

"Filthy, medical equipment looks like it's from the 70s."

New York inspects just about everything: pizzerias, nail and tanning salons...

But for more than a dozen years it's failed to inspect women's clinics around the state.

"She balanced her tool tray ON THE GARBAGE CAN..."
"A dirty, poorly operated clinic, with zero transparency and zero care for the patients."
If you really want to support Women's Equality in New York, support Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis's safe clinic inspection bill.  

New York doesn't need more abortions; it needs cleaner, safer healthcare.

Paid for by Chiaroscuro Group.   

Radio :60

"Like something out of a back alley. Don't go. Trust me."

Like "it hadn't been cleaned in days."

"AVOID at all costs -  it will cost you your health."

More actual reviews from women who visited New York abortion clinics.

Some which haven't been expected in a dozen years.


"Worst experience ever."


"Dirty.  Poorly operated."

New York inspects almost everything: pizzerias, nail salons, movie houses.

So why isn't it inspecting women's clinics?

Teenagers go to them...without their parents even knowing.

"One of the worst experiences I've ever had."
If you really want to support Women's Equality in New York, support Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis's safe clinic inspection bill.  

New York doesn't need more abortions; it needs cleaner, safer healthcare.

Paid for by Chiaroscuro Group.

Radio :30

"Don't go. Trust me."

"Like something out of a back alley.

"AVOID at all costs."

These are actual reviews from women who visited New York abortion clinics.




"Worst experience ever."

New York inspects tanning and nail salons, but not women's clinics???  

Teenagers go there...without their parents even knowing.

Women's Equality in New York begins with safe clinic inspections.   


On Tuesday, May 12, 2015 11:40 AM, Michael Mulraney wrote:
Contact: Tara Keegan, 845-628-3781 ,
A statement by Assemblyman Steve Katz (R,C-Yorktown)
            “I was proud to be in the Assembly Chamber, as we passed several key pieces of legislation to help those in the developmentally disabled community as part of Legislative Disabilities Awareness Day. During my time as Ranking Minority Member of the Assembly Committee on Mental Health, I have fought every day to improve the way our state helps those with developmental disabilities. We have made great progress, but there is still much work to do. We have built bipartisan consensus on many of these issues, and we continue to grow the momentum. I look forward to playing a part in this event again next year, when we all come together and support a community that truly needs our help.” 


NYC&G (New York Cottages & Gardens) Designer Paul Davis Dreams Up a Soft Palette for His Greenwich Village Apartment When Paul Davis opens the door to the inviting abode he shares with his partner, Julio Hernandez, any trace of apartment


On Tuesday, May 12, 2015 5:11 PM, Town Supervisor Susanne Donnelly wrote:


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More Events This Week in Ossining!


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Susanne Donnelly, Town Supervisor
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On Tuesday, May 12, 2015 5:40 PM, Matt Slater wrote:

CONTACT: Matt Slater, 518-455-3111
ALBANY, NY - On October 26, 2009, Marine Captain Eric A. Jones, 29, of Pound Ridge, gave his life for his country during Operation Enduring Freedom on a combat mission in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Today, State Senator Terrence Murphy passed his third piece of legislation this year in the State Senate, which seeks to honor Jones by ceremonially renaming a highway after him in his hometown.
Captain Jones was killed in action on his third deployment, after having served two tours in Iraq. He grew up in Pound Ridge and earned his flight wings in 2007 after graduating from Northeastern University in 2004.
"Captain Jones had always dreamed of becoming a pilot, from his days at Fox Lane High School where we was a legendary lacrosse star and standout on the swimming and football teams," Murphy said. "His loss was a tragedy for us all. We can never repay his heroic sacrifice for our great country, but we can, in our own small way, commemorate his service by dedicating this highway in memoriam to his noble service, so that he will always be remembered."
According to numerous published accounts, Jones, a passionate 6'3" Marine, was known for his good looks, gregariousness, quick-witted sense of humor and dedication to his community. His call sign was 'Jethro' and the pilot led numerous combat missions, including several where he saved the lives of ground troops.
The bill authored by Murphy would designate the portion of State Route 137 from its intersection with Westchester Avenue to its terminus at the New York-Connecticut Border as the Marine Captain Eric A. Jones Memorial Highway. Should the bill pass the Assembly and be signed by the Governor, a dedication ceremony would be held later on this year.
Heroes in Transition, Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to providing assistance to veterans in need who are reintegrating, which has held several charity events in the area, was founded in Jones' memory.
Captain Jones' decorations included the Air Medal with gold numeral one, 6 Strike/Flight awards, and Combat Distinguishing Device, and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement medal with two gold stars.

May 13, 2015
Statement from Ed Cox on JCOPE investigation of de Blasio group
Contact: David Laska
NEW YORK CITY... NYGOP Chair Ed Cox released the following statement today in response to a New York Times report that the group funding Bill de Blasio's national tour is under investigation by the Joint Committee on Public Ethics:
"We already know that Bill de Blasio's national tour is irresponsible, now we know that it may be unethical," said Cox.
"Crime is rising, our public schools are failing and our infrastructure is crumbling. It's time for the Mayor to stop thinking about 2016 and come home to New York."


On Wednesday, May 13, 2015 11:54 AM, Sandy Galef wrote:


Assemblywoman 95th Assembly District                       


  District Office:
            2 Church Street, Ossining, NY 10562

  albany office:

                                                        Room 641,
Legislative Office Building, Albany, NY 12248

      For Immediate Release
Contact:  Sandy Galef
(914) 941-1111

"Speak Out" with Assemblywoman Sandy Galef Presents

Self Help Shouldn't Be Dangerous

(May 13, 2015) Assemblywoman Sandy Galef speaks with Virginia Brown, Founder
of SEEK SAFELY, Inc. and Kathleen Brady, CPC, principal of Career Planners,
LLC, about the importance of understanding what you are signing up for when
you attend a self-help seminar.

Brown speaks about the tragic loss of her daughter Kirby Brown, who died at
a self-help seminar in Arizona in 2011, and explains to the viewers that a
lot of self-help speakers and counselors that run these events and seminars
have no professional experience or training. She speaks about the dangers of
participating in the physical components of these seminars because often
times the people that run the events do not have any medical training or
expertise. Brown states that, "Our mission is to educate the public about
the fact that this is an unregulated industry, just to create that kind of

Brady, a recognized expert on stress reduction and other life skills shares
her personal life philosophy with viewers, which is to remember "you always
have a choice."  Brady is a Certified Professional Coach and possesses other
credentials which make her organization a safe venue to turn to for help
with life guidance.

Assemblywoman Galef adds that, "Everything goes so fast in our lives, we
cannot necessarily do in depth reading on topics, so we use our iPhones and
try to figure out things quickly."  Because this is an unregulated industry
people cannot take these self-proclaimed 'gurus' and experts at their word.
We should take the time to fully investigate how these types of events are

Brown and Brady state that they are not out to demonize or discourage the
idea of seeking help, they just want people that need or want help to ask
more questions and be aware. 


        Tune in to cable television on the following days and times to
learn more.

"Speak Out: Self Help Shouldn't Be Dangerous" airs as follows:


Airs: May 13th, 20th, 27th and June 3rd 

Ossining and Peekskill airs on Channel 15: Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m.

(Briarcliff, Ossining, Scarborough, Buchanan, Cortlandt, Croton, Garrison,
Montrose, Peekskill, Philipstown South, Verplanck)

Wappingers Falls airs on Channel 21: Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m.

(Cold Spring, Philipstown North)

Yorktown airs on Channel 74: Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m.

(Lake Peekskill, Putnam Valley)


Airs: May 13th, 20th and 27th

Carmel, Kent, Mahopac & Putnam Valley Channel 8: Wednesdays at 7:30

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