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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.

Delay Over Who Will Develop One World Trade

  WORLD TRADE CENTER REDEVELOPMENT  
  MANHATTAN COMMUNITY DISTRICT 01  
June 21, 2010
New York Post

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey are still deciding whether Related Cos. or the Durst Organization will develop One World Trade Center. The decision was expected to be made on June 22nd but will now be made on July 29th instead. Reasons for the delay have not been made public.

Pier One Construction at Brooklyn Bridge Park Unsafe For Pedestrians

  BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK  
  BROOKLYN COMMUNITY DISTRICT 06  
June 21, 2010
Brooklyn Papers

The primary entry point into Brooklyn Bridge Park is closed for construction. Thus, pedestrians have had to share Furman Street with heavy vehicular traffic. The park entrance will be made accessible again in about two weeks.

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.