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 board of Off-Track Betting voted today, at the request of Michael Bloomberg, to shut itself down instead of looking for a bailout from the city.
Michael Bloomberg said that the city will not use taxpayer money to keep Off-Track Betting afloat. Critics, including Bloomberg, charge that the city pays for 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
More than a year into his term, Governor Spitzer seems to have settled on a plan to modestly expand the Jacob K. Javits Center, bringing toward a close a months-long imbroglio that began with a quixotic desire to better a Pataki-era expansion plan.
The downstate chairman of New York’s Empire State Development Corporation, Patrick Read More
Last week, while The Observer was on holiday, the state made clear that its once grand plans for expanding the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center have been dramatically scaled back, with the dream of a major expansion all but dead.
The admission by the state’s development Read More
The state economic development agency and the private developers behind Moynihan Station have targeted an unlikely pot of money to help build the proposed $3 billion transit center in midtown west: homeland security dollars.
“This is a logical place for people to invest homeland dollars,” said James Dyer, a Washington, D.C.-based lobbyist who is Read More
Looks like any updates on the redevelopment of Pennsylvania Station (to be known as Moynihan Station) will have to wait: We just got back a Freedom of Information request we put in to the Empire State Development Corporation for a whole bunch of e-mails between state officials and members of the Read More
A couple more tidbits from Empire State Development Corporation downstate chairman Pat Foye‘s daily schedule from April through October, which we reported on yesterday. (The 300 or so pages listing six months of appointments were obtained through the Freedom of Information Law):
- Is ESDC looking to drop its indistinctive Read More
After floating a number of multibillion-dollar plans to expand the Javits Convention Center, the state’s economic development agency is considering a drastically scaled-down version that would renovate the existing building without creating any more exhibit space, according to individuals briefed on the plan.
Patrick Foye, the downstate chairman of the Empire State Development Corporation, Read More