Empire State Building

Rusty Weiss filed this request with the Office of the Mayor of New York City, NY.
Tracking # 2014-0311
Status
Completed

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From: Rusty Weiss

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York State Freedom of Information Law (1977 N.Y. Laws ch. 933), I hereby request the following records:

All correspondence with the phrase "Empire State Building" or Empire State Realty Trust.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

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.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Rusty Weiss

From: Rusty Weiss

Please be advised that we have surpassed 5 business days as the statute requires. I look forward to reviewing a response before weeks end. 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. 16, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Rusty Weiss

There is a FOIL request filed regarding the Empire State Building. It was submitted on August 16th. It has been over 30 days since it was received in your office, and the statute requires a response within 5 business days. Please advise as to the status of this request. 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. 16, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: e-FOIL

Request ID: 2014-0311
Dear Rusty Weiss:
This email is to acknowledge receipt of your request pursuant to the Freedom of Information Law received on 10/2/2014 9:07:35 AM, for the following records:
"Pursuant to the New York State Freedom of Information Law (1977 N.Y. Laws ch. 933), I hereby request the following records:

All correspondence with the phrase "Empire State Building" or Empire State Realty Trust.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

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.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires."
Please note that although the Mayor’s Office receives a significant volume of FOIL requests, the Mayor’s Office strives to respond to all FOIL requests in a timely manner in the order in which they are received. Upon receiving a FOIL request, the Mayor’s Office endeavors to identify records responsive to your request. The time required to perform this search typically depends on the breadth of records requested. If records are identified that are potentially responsive, the Mayor’s Office must review those records to determine if any are not subject to disclosure under FOIL. For more information about what records are and are not subject to disclosure under FOIL, please see:
http://www.dos.ny.gov/coog/foil2.html (http://www.dos.ny.gov/coog/foil2.html)
We are currently investigating your request. We will provide an estimate of when we will be able to make a determination once we assess the scope of the request. Please make a note that to check the status of your request in the future, it has been assigned tracking number 2014-0311.
Sincerely,
Ian Bassin
Deputy Counsel to the Mayor
Records Access Officer

From: e-FOIL

Dear Mr./Ms. Weiss,
This email is to update you on your FOIL request submitted on 10/02/2014 for:
“Pursuant to the New York State Freedom of Information Law (1977 N.Y. Laws ch. 933), I hereby request the following records:

All correspondence with the phrase "Empire State Building" or Empire State Realty Trust.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

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.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires."
We have reviewed your request and estimate that we will be able to provide a determination on or before 12/10/2014.
Please note that although the Mayor’s Office receives a significant volume of FOIL requests, the Mayor’s Office strives to respond to all FOIL requests in a timely manner in the order in which they are received and we thank you for your patience.
Sincerely,
The Office of the Mayor

From: Rusty Weiss

Thank you! I look forward to reviewing the completed request in early December.

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. 16, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-0311.

Thank you for your help.

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. 16, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-0311.

Thank you for your help.

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. 16, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-0311.

Thank you for your help.

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. 16, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-0311.

Thank you for your help.

From: Chiu, Bess

Dear Mr. Weiss,
This is a response to your request pursuant to the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) received on October 2, 2014, for the following records:
"All correspondence with the phrase "Empire State Building" or Empire State Realty Trust."
I would like to speak with you via telephone to obtain clarification regarding your FOIL request in order to appropriately process your request.

Please contact me at 212-341-5092 to discuss your FOIL request.
Sincerely,
Bess Chiu

From: Rusty Weiss

Bess-

My apologies, but with a hectic new work schedule, it would be easier to provide clarification via e-mail. Please let me know what information you need on my end.

Thank you.

Rusty Weiss

From: Chiu, Bess

Dear Mr. Weiss,
Thank you for your email. The request you filed for "All correspondence with the phrase "Empire State Building" or Empire State Realty Trust" is potentially very broad, particularly with respect to the phrase “Empire State Building”.
Are there particular topics or documents containing the phrase “Empire State Building” or “Empire State Realty Trust” that you are seeking? If there is any additional specificity you are able to provide, either in terms of topic, date range, or otherwise, it could result in a more expeditious response.
Sincerely,
Bess Chiu

From: Joseph, Brandon

Dear Mr. Weiss:

Please see attached for a response to your FOIL request.

Sincerely,

Brandon Joseph
Paralegal
Office of the Counsel to the Mayor

From: Rusty Weiss

This is a rather absurd response. On January 7th I received an e-mail from Lisette Reisman saying the request was being processed. I then e-mailed back on the 7th, 13th and 23rd asking if there were any further updates or if there was any more information necessary. I heard nothing until this rejection notice.

The request is not overly broad. A simple search of e-mails from the Mayor's staff that contain the words "Empire State Building" or "ESB" should take all of a few minutes to process.

From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

This is an appeal of the final determination made regarding FOIL request 2014-0311, initially submitted on August 16, 2014.

This is a rather absurd response. On January 7th I received an e-mail from Lisette Reisman saying the request was being processed. I then e-mailed back on the 7th, 13th and 23rd asking if there were any further updates or if there was any more information necessary. I heard nothing until this rejection notice.

The request is not overly broad. A simple search of e-mails from the Mayor's staff that contain the words "Empire State Building" or "ESB" should take all of a few minutes to process.

Thank you.

From: Berger, Henry

Please see the response to your FOIL appeal

From: Rusty Weiss

Is this FOIL request still on track for August 15th?

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. 16, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-0311.

Thank you for your help.

From: Chiu, Bess

Dear Mr. Weiss,

As the Records Appeals Officer stated in the February 9, 2015 response to your FOIL appeal, you will receive a determination on or before August 15, 2015.

Sincerely,
Bess Chiu
Records Access Officer

From: Joseph, Brandon

Dear Mr. Weiss:

Please see attached for a response to your FOIL request.

Sincerely,

Brandon Joseph
Paralegal
Office of the Counsel to the Mayor

From: Joseph, Brandon

Dear Mr. Weiss:

Please see attached for a response to your FOIL request.

Sincerely,

Brandon Joseph
Paralegal
Office of the Counsel to the Mayor

From: Joseph, Brandon

Dear Mr. Weiss:

Please see attached for a response to your FOIL request.

Sincerely,

Brandon Joseph
Paralegal
Office of the Counsel to the Mayor

From: Joseph, Brandon

Dear Mr. Weiss:

Please see attached for a response to your FOIL request.

Sincerely,

Brandon Joseph
Paralegal
Office of the Counsel to the Mayor

From: Joseph, Brandon

Dear Mr. Weiss:

Please see attached for a response to your FOIL request.

Sincerely,

Brandon Joseph
Paralegal
Office of the Counsel to the Mayor

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