Posts Tagged ‘Development’

NYCHA Land Lease Plan Met With Disapproval

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

FDH Tenants and City Council members say NYCHA’s plan is moving too quickly and without transparency A plan by the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) to generate much-needed revenue through land leasing has been met with uproar from public housing tenants and elected officials. NYCHA’s land leasing plan involves eight different sites and 325,000 square [&hellip
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Revitalization vs. Preservation In The Village

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Richard Blodgett, president of the Charlton Street Block Association, stands in front of a gutted building on Sullivan Street in the Village. The adjacent building in the complex was designed in 1853 by Calvert Vox, a co-designer of Central Park, explained Blodgett. He knows the building in front of him will soon be transformed into [&hellip
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Tapped In: MTA Fares; Catholic-School Closure; Riverside Development

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

MTA MTA FARES GOING UP The Metropolitan Transportation Authority unanimously voted to raise fares on the city’s trains, buses, bridges and tunnels last Wednesday, Dec. 19. The new rates, which will go into effect in March, include a 25-cent increase on base subway and bus fares (up to $2.50), an $8 spike on 30-day MetroCards (to [&hellip
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City Planning Commission Praises Riverside Center

Written by admin on . Posted in Editorial, News West Side Spirit

By Dan Rivoli Members of the City Planning Commission approved the Riverside Center development at a meeting Oct. 27, praising the project as vibrant and beneficial addition to the Upper West Side. The commission came to a near unanimous 12 to 1 vote in favor of the five-building, 3-million-square-foot residential and commercial development planned for [&hellip
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CHANGES TO COMMUNITY BENEFIT AGREEMENTS

Written by admin on . Posted in Editorial, News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit

By Dan Rivoli A city task force has announced recommendations to public benefit agreements, in which a developer does something positive for the neighborhood in exchange for the ability to build larger or get a subsidy. Comptroller John Liu, who convened the task force, believes these agreements can be unenforceable and are often done on [&hellip
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BREWER’S EARLY STANCE ON RIVERSIDE CENTER

Written by admin on . Posted in Editorial, News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit

By Dan Rivoli Council Member Gale Brewer reiterated her strong support of changing the Riverside Center development at the City Planning Commission’s Sept. 15 public meeting. Brewer testified that the commission should heed the recommendations offered in a comprehensive report that Community Board 7 issued in July
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Riverside Center Reservations

Written by admin on . Posted in Editorial, Opinion and Column

Why I issued a conditional disapproval of the UWS project By Scott Stringer Recently I released my recommendation for Riverside Center as part of the ULURP process. Like many members of the community, I believe that Riverside Center has the potential to enliven the neighborhood. However, during my review period it became apparent that despite [&hellip
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