Tuesday, January 18, 2011 7:06 PM Subject: RE: FOIL Request: E-mail correspondence between City Hall, Cathie Black, and hearst

.com! Date: Friday, November 19, 2010 5:09 PM! From: Hernandez, Sergio <shernandez@VillageVoice.com>! To: <acrowell@cityhall.nyc.gov>! ! Please disregard the recipient’s address at the top of this FOIL request. It is intended for the Office of the Mayor, not the State Education Department. Thank you.

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From: Hernandez, Sergio Sent: Friday, November 19, 2010 5:03 PM To: 'acrowell@cityhall.nyc.gov' Subject: FOIL Request: E-mail correspondence between City Hall, Cathie Black, and hearst.com Importance: High
Sergio Hernandez Reporter, Village Voice PO Box 230381 New York, NY 10023 Friday, November 19, 2010 Records Access Officer New York State Education Department 89 Washington Ave., Room 977 EBA Albany, NY 12234 foil@mail.nysed.gov Dear Records Access Officer: REQUEST OF RECORDS Pursuant to the New York State Freedom of Information Law (“FOIL”), Article 6 §84 et. seq. of the New York State Public Officers Law (“POL”), I hereby request access to and copies of the following materials: • E-mail messages sent from or received by any state electronic mail accounts assigned to the Office of the Mayor to or from an individual named Cathleen Prunty “Cathie” Black or e-mail addresses containing the domain hearst.com. Whatever records are available immediately, should, if possible, be furnished immediately; others as they become available. I would appreciate it if you could inform me as materials become available. ASSESSMENT OF FEES For the purposes of assessing fees related to this request, please take note that I am a journalist working as a reporter for The Village Voice, a weekly local newspaper that serves roughly 240,000 readers each week, and that this request is made as part of a news-gathering effort and not for commercial use. I understand there is a fee of up to 25¢ per page for duplication of the records requested. If you estimate that the fees will exceed $100, please notify me first. IN THE CASE OF DENIAL OR PARTIAL DENIAL Page 1 of 2

Should my request be denied in whole or part, I ask that you justify all deletions by reference to specific exemptions of the Law and release all segregable portions of otherwise exempt material, as well as the name and address of the person or body to whom an appeal should be directed I reserve the right to appeal your decision to withhold any information. As I am making this request as a daily journalist and this information is of timely value, please contact me by telephone or e-mail, rather than by mail, if you have questions regarding this request. I look forward to your reply within five business days, as the statute requires, and thank you for your attention to this request. Sergio Hernandez Reporter, Runnin’ Scared The Village Voice

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