43 North Records (ESD)

Robert Galbraith filed this request with the Empire State Development of New York.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: Robert Galbraith

To Whom It May Concern:

Under the provisions of the New York Freedom of Information Law, Article 6 of the Public Officers Law, I hereby request a copy, in Adobe Acrobat or other electronic form, of all records or portions thereof pertaining to, or containing the following:

1. Any and all contracts, memoranda of understanding, or any other agreement executed by Empire State Development or any other state agency and 43 North LLC between January 1, 2013 and the present.

2. Any and all contracts, memoranda of understanding, or any other agreement executed between Empire State Development or any other state agency and 43 North BPC Inc between January 1, 2013 and the present.

3. Any and all written or electronic communications produced between January 1, 2013 and the present discussing the founding, creation, or organization of 43 North LLC and 43 North BPC Inc.

4. Any and all written or electronic communications produced between January 1, 2013 and the present discussing the equity interest in winning businesses issued to 43 North pursuant to the contest terms. (See: http://www.43north.org/terms under "Equity Interest Award")

I understand that there is a fee of $0.25 per page for duplication of the records requested; however, the requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, and is not being made for commercial usage. As such, and as releasing this information is in the public interest, I ask that you waive any duplication fees.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

As you know, the Freedom of Information Law requires that an agency respond to a request within five (5) business days of receipt of such request. Therefore, I would appreciate a response as soon as possible.
If for any reason any portion of my request is denied, please inform me of the reason or reasons for the denial in writing and provide the name and address of the person or body to whom an appeal should be directed.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter; I look forward to hearing from you shortly.

Sincerely,

Robert Galbraith

From: esd.sm.foil

Dear Mr. Galbraith,

ESD is in receipt of the attached FOIL request seeking access to certain records of the New York State Urban Development Corporation ("UDC") doing business as Empire State Development.

ESD is considering your request in accordance with the Freedom of Information Law (Public Officers law, Section 84 et seq.) and its rules concerning access to the records of the Corporation. ESD will notify you of the results of its search for responsive documents within ten (10) business days.

Thank you.

IMPORTANT: This e-mail message and any attachments contain information intended for the exclusive use of the individual(s) or entity to whom it is addressed and may contain information that is proprietary, privileged, confidential and/or exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any viewing, copying, disclosure or distribution of this information may be subject to legal restriction or sanction. Please immediately notify the sender by electronic mail or notify the System Administrator by telephone (518)292-5180 or e-mail (administrator@esd.ny.gov) and delete the message. Thank you.

From: esd.sm.foil

Dear Mr. Galbraith,

Please be advised that we are still processing the attached FOIL request. We hope to have a response to you on or before October 14, 2015.

Thank you.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 12, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: esd.sm.foil

Dear Mr. Galbraith,

Please be advised that we are still processing the attached FOIL request. We hope to have a response to you on or before November 12, 2015.

Thank you.

From: esd.sm.foil

Dear Mr. Galbraith,

Please be advised that we are still processing the attached FOIL request. We hope to have a response to you on or before December 11, 2015.

Thank you.

From: esd.sm.foil

From: esd.sm.foil

esd.sm.foil would like to recall the message, "(Galbraith) FOIL Request - Status Update".
IMPORTANT: This e-mail message and any attachments contain information intended for the exclusive use of the individual(s) or entity to whom it is addressed and may contain information that is proprietary, privileged, confidential and/or exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any viewing, copying, disclosure or distribution of this information may be subject to legal restriction or sanction. Please immediately notify the sender by electronic mail or notify the System Administrator by telephone (518)292-5180 or e-mail (administrator@esd.ny.gov) and delete the message. Thank you.

From: esd.sm.foil

Dear Mr. Galbraith,

Please be advised that we are still processing the attached FOIL request. We hope to have a response to you on or before January 12, 2016.

Thank you.

From: esd.sm.foil

Dear Mr. Galbraith,

Please be advised that we are still processing the attached FOIL request. We hope to have a response to you on or before January 27, 2016.

Thank you.

From: esd.sm.foil

Dear Mr. Galbraith,

Please be advised that we are still processing the attached FOIL request. We hope to have a response to you on or before February 18, 2016.

Thank you.

From: Robert Galbraith

I submitted this request nearly 6 months ago and your agency has continually stonewalled me with no explanation for why it is taking so long, violating both the spirit at the letter of the Freedom of Information Law.

My request for ESD's contracts and communications with 43North was narrowly tailored, specific, and eminently reasonable. What is the cause of your continued delay in producing responsive documents?

From: esd.sm.foil

Dear Mr. Galbraith,

Each year ESD receives hundreds of FOIL requests that it is diligently processes. Many of these requests consist of thousands of pages of complex materials that need to be retrieved, collected, and reviewed to determine responsiveness and necessary exemptions. ESD strives to respond to every FOIL request in a timely manner as is required. Please bear with us as we continue to process your FOIL request and endeavor to have a response to you as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience and understanding in this matter.

Thank you

From: esd.sm.foil

Dear Mr. Galbraith,

Please be advised that we are still processing the attached FOIL request. We hope to have a response to you on or before March 3, 2016.

Thank you.

From: esd.sm.foil

Dear Mr. Galbraith,

Please be advised that we are still processing the attached FOIL request. We hope to have a response to you on or before March 31, 2016.

Thank you.

Lesley Hall
Records Access Officer
FOIL@esd.ny.gov<mailto:FOIL@esd.ny.gov>

From: esd.sm.foil

Dear Mr. Galbraith,

Attached please find the FOIL request response that was forwarded to you on 3/31/16. Kindly confirm receipt of this e-mail.

Thank you.

Lesley Hall
Records Access Officer
FOIL@esd.ny.gov<mailto:FOIL@esd.ny.gov>

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