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ULURP Begins for North Tribeca Rezoning

  NORTH TRIBECA REZONING  
  MANHATTAN COMMUNITY DISTRICT 01  
June 11, 2010
The Real Deal

The Uniform Land Use Review Procedure for the North Tribeca rezoning began this week. The proposed rezoning stretches from Canal and West streets to Walker Street and Broadway. The proposal will allow the exsiting manufacturing district to include residential conversation and provide height limitations.

Stuy Town Rent Adjustment Extended

  STUYVESANT TOWN AND PETER COOPER VILLAGE  
  MANHATTAN COMMUNITY DISTRICT 06  
June 10, 2010
The Real Deal

An interim rental rate, agreed upon by Stuvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village residents and Tishman Speyer and BlackRock Realty, will continue through December 2010. The agreement allows tenants to pay the "lower of either their existing rent or their estimated rent-stabilized rent." In addition, the agreement covers rights that are guaranteed under New York City's rent stabilization laws.

Traffic Woes At Atlantic Yards

  ATLANTIC YARDS  
  BROOKLYN COMMUNITY DISTRICT 02     BROOKLYN COMMUNITY DISTRICT 06  
  BROOKLYN COMMUNITY DISTRICT 08  
June 9, 2010
New York Daily News

Since early March, sections of Pacific Street and Fifth Avenue have been closed as a result of Nets arena construction. As a result, the area now faces high levels of gridlock, especially during rush hour. The developer of Atlantic Yards pledged to address the problem; the New York City Department of Transportation will assess the effectiveness of Forest City Ratner's actions before intervening.

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.

Hunters Point Affordable Housing Project Seeks Higher Income Renters

  AFFORDABLE HOUSING PRESERVATION     QUEENS WEST/ HUNTERS POINT SOUTH  
  QUEENS COMMUNITY DISTRICT 01  
June 9, 2010
City Limits Weekly

This week, the Department of Housing Preservation and Development released a request for proposals for the 5 million square foot Hunters Point South complex. The complex will have 5,000 apartments, of which 60% will be affordable units.