Anthony Coscia took over as chairman of the Port Authority in 2003, when the bistate agency still was recovering from the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. The wounds from that assault will never truly heal, but Mr. Coscia’s calming presence and professionalism helped the Port Authority move from grief and shock to recovery Read More
Like virtually everything else involved with the World Trade Center redevelopment, the official phasing out of the name “Freedom Tower” has been a slow process.
The moniker designated by Governor Pataki in 2003 for the site’s tallest building—which is slated to rise to 1776 feet, if you count the tower’s Read More
From the Holland Tunnel to the Golden Gate Bridge, many a tunnel and bridge were built during times of economic distress, with the federal government throwing taxpayer dollars at public works to stimulate the economy.
So why not add a new $7.6 billion New Jersey Transit tunnel to the list?
That’s what Read More
The governing board of the Port Authority will increase its oversight of World Trade Center development, as board chairman Anthony Coscia is calling for new monthly meetings devoted to monitoring progress at the site.
Based on a memo he sent to the other board members today, the meetings will allow for monthly updates Read More
Food is pricey in this town, and when you eat it with other hot shots, it costs even more. Here, from a response to a Freedom of Information Act request, are some examples of how executives of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey have spent their lunch money—i.e., your tolls, Read More
Port Authority commissioners endorsed Stewart International Airport near Newburgh, N.Y., as the preferred site for the next New York City-area airport on Thursday when they unanimously authorized the bi-state agency to hire outside consultants to see how the two-runway airport, serving half a million passengers a year, could be made to carry more.
Chairman Read More
Assembly Member Richard Brodsky is nipping at the Port Authority’s heels: today he and counterparts from New Jersey will propose legislation to make the Port Authority adopt the same measures that New York agencies now must follow according to the 2005 Public Authority and Accountability Act.
Coincidentally–perhaps–the Port Authority introduced a brand Read More
The Port Authority board just approved the deal with Larry Silverstein over in the agency’s Park Avenue South headquarters. The developer signed the “framework agreement” this morning. For the most part, it sounds like the Port Authority accepted Silverstein’s last minute amendments, although the agreement still will not close until September.
Chairman Anthony Read More
The New York Times yesterday and The New York Sun today have suggested that tomorrow’s meeting of the Port Authority board of directors is the new deadline for the state’s Ground Zero negotiations with Larry Silverstein. Sure, if the Port Authority takes over the Freedom Tower, it will want to have Read More