QUEENS COMMUNITY DISTRICT 01
Renewed interest in Queens Plaza has generated a growth of small business development in that neighborhood. Recent mixed-use and housing establishments, as well as the increase in former Manhattan dwellers, are credited for this improvement.
As part of "NYU 2031" -- New York University's expansion plan -- officials have expressed interest in the former Deutsche Bank Tower as a possible site for growth. The building is located at 130 Liberty Street. Community Board 1 Chairwoman, Julie Menin, said NYU would fit well with residential and hotel development in the area.
BROOKLYN COMMUNITY DISTRICT 06
The Public Authorities Control board voted to approve the Bloomberg-Paterson plan to transfer control of Brooklyn Bridge Park to the city. In return, the city will pay $55 million of the park's $120 million shortfall. Additionally, Brooklyn Bridge Park will now be able to stay open until 1am. Under state control, the park would have had to close at dusk.
CONEY ISLAND REZONING & DEVELOPMENT
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The GreenPearl's Brooklyn Real Estate Summit featured developers Joseph Sitt, chairman and CEO of Thor Equities, MaryAnne Gilmartin, an executive vice president of Forest City Ratner, and Andrew Kimball, CEO of the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The panel was moderated by Joan Bartolomeo, of the Brooklyn Economic Development Corporation.
MANHATTAN COMMUNITY DISTRICT 01
Community Board 1 approved a rezoning of North Tribeca that eliminates the need for special permissions for residential construction. Community Board 1 voted in favor of this change a few weeks ago. The Manhattan Borough President's Office and the City Planning Commission will hold public hearings on this matter prior to the City Council's final vote.