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City Takes Control of Governors Island

  GOVERNORS ISLAND  
  MANHATTAN COMMUNITY DISTRICT 01  
June 24, 2010
New York Observer

The final steps in the transfer of Governors Island from the state to the city will be completed this week when the Empire State Development Corporation votes to approve a plan already agreed upon by Mayor Bloomberg and the state. Mayor Bloomberg's plan for Governors Island includes expanding park land and possibly adding an NYU satellite campus.

Political Discord Over Domino

  DOMINO SUGAR FACTORY  
  BROOKLYN COMMUNITY DISTRICT 01  
June 23, 2010
The New York Times

While Councilman Steve Levin (D-33) and Assemblyman Vito Lopez (D-53) oppose the New Domino project, Councilwoman Diana Reyna (D-34) and Representative Nydia Valasquez (D-12) support it. The tension surfaced at a City Hall rally on Monday, June 21st where both sides outlined their viewpoints. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is attempting to mediate the disagreement.

Arts Center At Ground Zero

  WORLD TRADE CENTER REDEVELOPMENT  
  MANHATTAN COMMUNITY DISTRICT 01  
June 23, 2010
The New York Times

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will begin laying the structural foundations for a performing arts center at Ground Zero and the city will eventually reimburse the Authority for up to $44 million. One site under consideration for the center is the the Deutsche Bank building at 130 Liberty Street. The plan was approved by the Port Authority on Monday, June 21st.

Anger At Cuomo Over Willets Point

  WILLETS POINT DEVELOPMENT  
  QUEENS COMMUNITY DISTRICT 07  
June 22, 2010
The Wall Street Journal

Property owners in Willets Point are angry at Attorney General Andrew Cuomo for his delayed response in an on-going investigation that would determine if the Flushing Willets Point Corona Local Development Corporation violated state law by lobbying for the area's redevelopment. Cuomo's office has said that they are still reviewing the documentation.

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.