The never-ending saga that is the Javits Center expansion planning process has taken another turn, as state officials now want to extend the convention center northward two blocks to West 40th Street.
At a state board meeting today with an unusual amount of open disagreement, Empire State Development Corporation officials unveiled a set of Read More
Renowned architect Richard Rogers has left the architectural team to renovate and expand the Javits Center, a move that comes four months after the state finalized a decision against any large scale expansion, an Empire State Development Corporation spokesman confirmed.
The Pritzker Prize-winning Mr. Rogers was brought on for the Read More
While much of former Governor Eliot Spitzer’s economic development agenda seems to be on hold or in flux (e.g. Moynihan Station, for one), his once controversial plan for the Javits Convention Center has outlived his tenure.
The Paterson administration is trekking down the path of a renovation and modest expansion for Javits, with Read More
The announcement by the state on Thursday that it would put on hold its intent to sell a block of land north of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center brings the debate over the facility a major step closer to closure, taking off the table the most controversial piece of Governor Spitzer’s plans for Read More
Bogged down with resistance to a plan to renovate the Javits Center and sell adjacent land, Spitzer administration economic development chief Patrick Foye tried to look ahead a few years in an op-ed in today’s Daily News, saying the state should start searching for other sites outside of Manhattan for a Read More
Since the Spitzer administration revealed its plans for a Javits Center expansion/renovation last month, the state has been clear that funding for the governor’s new $300 million downstate affordable-housing initiative, along with funding for two parks, will have to come from the sale of two unused land parcels to the north and the Read More
The Javits Center expansion seems to be a particular point of attention for elected officials these days—Council Speaker Christine Quinn highlighted her opposition to the Spitzer administration’s plan to sell two parcels of land in her State of the City address Tuesday; Senator Schumer has come out strong against it; Assemblyman Richard Brodsky was critical Read More
Mayor Bloomberg spoke out again today about Governor Spitzer’s plan to sell land adjacent to the Javits Center now that the governor has decided to only modestly expand the facility. The sale would block any chances of a larger expansion further down the road, and Mr. Bloomberg believes such an act would be short-sighted, Read More
Governor Spitzer’s plan for the Javits Center is drawing fire from a whole bunch of angry advocacy groups and officials, and that could spell a whole bunch of trouble for Hudson River Park, Governors Island, and a downstate affordable housing plan. (I wrote about other troubles in Hudson River Park in this week’s print Read More
Three days after the MTA acknowledged it would have to scrap the iconic entrance to its Fulton Street Transit Center, Governor Spitzer spoke on the effects of rising construction costs at a New York Building Congress luncheon today at the Mandarin Oriental, warning of challenges ahead.
Much of the rise Read More