“It’s tremendous,” the Hon. George Pataki said at a party last year, standing inside a brand-new, 36-foot geodesic dome. It had just been built for a biodegradable plastics company named Perf Go Green, whose board he’d joined the previous spring. There was artificial grass on the ground and music from instruments called the drum orb Read More
For years, the World Trade Center occupied a prominent stage in New York politics, as elected officials jostled over questions of design, governance and delays before an engaged public audience. But as the eighth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 approaches and the redevelopment once again is tied up in delays and hurdles, Read More
Governor Spitzer has nominated a bond lawyer to fill the vacancy at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey caused by Vice Chairman Charles Gargano’s resignation: H. Sidney Holmes, III, a senior partner at Winston & Shawn LLP who was an advisor to the Governor’s transition team.
Says the Read More
The Pataki administration failed to hold onto the Farley Post Office in the last moments of 2006, but negotiations are continuing, this time under Governor Spitzer’s purview. In late December, Charles Gargano, then-chairman of the Empire State Development Corporation, announced a last-minute blitz to renew the option that the state had to buy Read More
The last remaining parcel in the 42nd Street redevelopment plan gets sorted out in the final days of the Pataki Administration.
Charles Gargano, chairman of the Empire State Development Corporation, announced in a press release on Thursday that the deal with SJP Properties and Prudential Real Estate Investors, which purchased the Eighth Avenue corner Read More
Some 148 comments from the public, 60 of them “substantive,” had been left out of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for Atlantic Yards when it was certified Nov. 15, Charles Gargano, the chairman of the Empire State Development Corporation, told the press on Monday.
Pataki may yet get Atlantic Yards.
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Gargano: a popular target
Charles Gargano must be thankful that this week is finally ending: The Atlantic Yards blunder, Shelly Silver’s barbs, and, now, from the other end of the state, The Syracuse Post-Standard uncovering a scheme whereby poor upstate towns sold tax breaks to developers for a fee. Read More
Spitzer may get a shot at Atlantic Yards.
The Empire State Development Corporation announced on Monday it had to delay the final environmental impact statement (FEIS) for the Atlantic Yards project. It seems, according to a release from corporation Chairman Charles Gargano, that some public comments were not included in the FEIS. It was 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