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Port Authority to lead Moynihan Station Project; Upcoming Panel on Coney Island

Last Friday, Governor Paterson announced his intention to move forward with the construction of Moynihan Station which will be led by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The Governor stressed that adding rail capacity and linking up the Station to other major transportation and infrastructure projects, as MAS has also suggested, were the most critical goals in moving forward.

This Wednesday, MAS will host “Coney Island at the Crossroads,” a panel on the City’s current redevelopment plan for Coney Island; read about the program on Kinetic Carnival.

In other news, the winners of the design competition to reimagine Grand Army Plaza have been announced. two French teams shared first place (New York Times)

Councilmember Gerson is holding a hearing today on the General Growth Plan for South Street Seaport; he is concerned that the plan will alter the district’s historic character (New York Sun)

The 14th Street Con Edison Tower is up for landmark designation (New York Times)

Edith Hsu-Chen, former Deupty Director of the Manhattan City Planning Office has been named the new Director (New York Observer)

Governors Island is increasinlgy becoming a popular weekend getaway; over 2,500 headed over for the Jazz Age festival on Satruday (New York Times)