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Archive for June, 2004

Planning for Manhattan’s West Side

For decades, Manhattan, west of 8th Avenue from 14th to 43rd Streets has been underused and underappreciated. Today, an urban drama is playing out on the Far West Side, in which the City of New York, the US Olympic Committee, and the neighborhoods themselves are among the primary players. A city-sponsored planning project now underway would rezone the area from mostly manufacturing to a high-density mix of residential and commercial uses and extend the 7 train west to 11th Avenue. The NYC 2012’s Olympics proposal would bring a football stadium, a grand park space and an expanded convention center to the area bordering the Hudson River from 30th Street to 41st Streets. Continue Reading>>

Fresh Kills: Community Planning and Design Workshop

On Thursday, June 10, 7:00 – 9:30 p.m., at Intermediate School 24, Staten Island, we are requesting the public’s input to ensure that the master plan for the future re-use of Fresh Kills Landfill reflects the needs and desires of New Yorkers. The second Community Planning and Design Workshop for Fresh Kills is scheduled for Thursday, June 10. This workshop will focus on the southern portion of the site, near Arden Heights, as well as the berm area along Richmond Avenue. People of all ages are encouraged to attend. Intermediate School 24 is located in the Great Kills section of Staten Island. Directions are posted on the www.nyc.gov/freshkills website.