Head of Javits Expansion Effort to Leave

spitzer2 Head of Javits Expansion Effort to LeaveMike Petralia, the state official overseeing the increasingly convoluted Javits Convention Center expansion, is leaving his job by the end of the month, according to sources. Appointed by the Pataki administration less than two years ago, he was not expected to last long once Governor Spitzer took over, especially given the fact that the new Governor is pushing for a new design of the $1.7 billion expansion.

Mr. Petralia’s boss, Patrick Foye, the co-chairman of the Empire State Development Corporation, said he would not comment on personnel matters, nor did Mr. Petralia return a telephone message left at his office on Friday.

- Matthew Schuerman