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Manhattan Community District 03

Low-Income Cooperative Added in East Village

  AFFORDABLE HOUSING PRESERVATION  
  MANHATTAN COMMUNITY DISTRICT 03  
June 25, 2010
The Real Deal

The Urban Homesteading Assistance Board recently completed the rehabilitation of an East Village apartment building into a low-income cooperative featuring 19 units. The building, located at 209 East 7th Street, is sponsored by UHAB with financing from the National Cooperative Bank and the New York State Weatherization Assistance Program.

MTA To Pay Residents Who Will Be Briefly Displaced by 2nd Avenue Subway Project

  2ND AVENUE SUBWAY  
  MANHATTAN COMMUNITY DISTRICT 01     MANHATTAN COMMUNITY DISTRICT 03  
  MANHATTAN COMMUNITY DISTRICT 06     MANHATTAN COMMUNITY DISTRICT 08  
  MANHATTAN COMMUNITY DISTRICT 11  
June 22, 2010
The New York Times

Residents living in one of twenty-eight apartment buildings near the 2nd Avenue subway construction are being offered a month in a luxury hotel or a stipend ranging from $5,000-9,000 to leave their apartments while the Metropolitan Transportation Authority enhances their buildings. The buildings in their current state cannot withstand the underground construction.

The East River and a Plan for Water Street's Revitalization

  EAST RIVER WATERFRONT ESPLANADE & PIERS  
  MANHATTAN COMMUNITY DISTRICT 01     MANHATTAN COMMUNITY DISTRICT 03  
June 21, 2010
Crain's New York Business

The Alliance for Downtown New York will reveal a plan for Water Street on Monday June 21st. The plan advocates better sight lines to the East River. The plan also proposes a more elaborate entrance to the waterfront, among other improvements.

RENBY Reexamining Funding for 7 Line Extension

  NO. 7 LINE EXTENSION  
  MANHATTAN COMMUNITY DISTRICT 01     MANHATTAN COMMUNITY DISTRICT 03  
  MANHATTAN COMMUNITY DISTRICT 05     MANHATTAN COMMUNITY DISTRICT 06  
  MANHATTAN COMMUNITY DISTRICT 08     MANHATTAN COMMUNITY DISTRICT 11  
June 9, 2010
New York Observer

In 2008, plans for a second station on the No. 7 extension, at 41st Street and 10th Avenue, were cut due to funding shortfalls. Now, the Real Estate Board of New York (RENBY) is encouraging the Bloomberg Administration to reconsider a second station at the site.

Work on 2nd Avenue Subway Is Underway

  2ND AVENUE SUBWAY  
  MANHATTAN COMMUNITY DISTRICT 01     MANHATTAN COMMUNITY DISTRICT 03  
  MANHATTAN COMMUNITY DISTRICT 06     MANHATTAN COMMUNITY DISTRICT 08  
  MANHATTAN COMMUNITY DISTRICT 11  
May 16, 2010
The Epoch Times

Phase One of the 2nd Avenue Subway is set to begin with a boring machine that will drill from East 92nd Street to East 63rd Street. The announcement was made on Friday, May 14th in a ceremony unveiling the 485-ton and 450-feet long machine. The line should be completed by December 2016 and is expected to cost $4.5 billion.

East Village Residents Concerned About NYU Expansion

  NYU DEVELOPMENT  
  MANHATTAN COMMUNITY DISTRICT 02     MANHATTAN COMMUNITY DISTRICT 03  
May 11, 2010
Other

Members of Community Board 3 expressed their concern about out of context development in the East Village. Residents were particularly upset about the recently opened 26-story dorm that opened at the intersection of 12th Street and Third Avenue. Residents also wondered about development plans for the 1.5 million square feet not accounted for in the current proposal.

New School Project Moves Forward

  MANHATTAN COMMUNITY DISTRICT 03  
May 6, 2010
The New York Times

The New School is moving forward on plans for its 16-story University Center, which will include lecture halls, a 600-bed dormitory and other academic space. The school’s board approved the project this week.

Federal Government Investigates Federally-Funded Transit Projects in NYC

  2ND AVENUE SUBWAY     EAST SIDE ACCESS/ LIRR EXTENSION TO GRAND CENTRAL  
  FULTON STREET TRANSIT CENTER  
  MANHATTAN COMMUNITY DISTRICT 01     MANHATTAN COMMUNITY DISTRICT 03  
  MANHATTAN COMMUNITY DISTRICT 05     MANHATTAN COMMUNITY DISTRICT 06  
  MANHATTAN COMMUNITY DISTRICT 08     MANHATTAN COMMUNITY DISTRICT 11  
April 21, 2010
New York Post

The United States Department of Transportation is looking into the Second Avenue Subway line, the Fulton Street Transit Center, the new PATH Terminal and the Long Island Rail Road extension to Grand Central for potential fiscal abuse or wrongdoings. All of these projects have exceeded their budgets and are taking longer than expected to complete. The evaluation should take ten months.

NYU's Proposal For Brooklyn

  NYU DEVELOPMENT  
  MANHATTAN COMMUNITY DISTRICT 02     MANHATTAN COMMUNITY DISTRICT 03  
April 19, 2010
Brooklyn Papers

New York University has proposed a 41-story tower in downtown Brooklyn near its Polytechnic campus. The first 28 floors would serve academic purposes with the remaining floors potentially being leased to other companies. New York University would be able to do this as a result of the air rights it has acquired.

N.Y.U. 2031 Open House Brings out Community

  NYU DEVELOPMENT  
  MANHATTAN COMMUNITY DISTRICT 02     MANHATTAN COMMUNITY DISTRICT 03  
April 15, 2010
The New York Times

On Wednesday night, N.Y.U. unveiled its plan to add six million square feet of new university space across three locations. Preservation advocates held a news conference before the meeting, opposing the expansion. N.Y.U. President John Sexton has long defended the plan- noting that even with the new additional space, N.Y.U.