The Governor, lacking political leverage during his final months in office, has come up with another way to nudge Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver to see things his way and approve the Moynihan Station plan at the Public Authorities Control Board meeting tomorrow.
The state economic development agency, Pataki wrote in a letter to Silver Read More
The representative for Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver on the Public Authorities Control Board never showed at today’s emergency meeting. Without him (or her–we’re searching for a name here, and Senate spokesman Mark Hansen told us, “We’re not sure who he was planning on not sending to the meeting” ), there was no quorum and no Read More
Just how much leverage does an exiting Governor have over a recalcitrant Assembly Speaker who refuses to approve the Moynihan Station plan that Pataki has worked on for just about all of his 12 years in office? Well, there is always the press conference, which he held today in the foyer of the Farley Read More
He did it! Assembly Speaker Shelly Silver has put off a decision on Moynihan Station for another month.
We tackled this issue last week, and expect it could go on in this cat-and-mouse way until 1) Madison Square Garden makes a deal, 2) Silver and Charles Gargano, the Governor’s economic development Read More
Comptroller Hevesi waited until this morning to publicly state he still wasn’t satisfied with the Moynihan Station project, giving cover to Assembly Speaker Shelly Silver in case he wants to put off the scheduled vote today by the Public Authorities Control Board, the final approval needed to release state funds for the project. Read More
Today’s anticipated Public Authorities Control Board meeting to approve the Moynihan Station project (the one without Madison Square Garden moving) was postponed until Friday, to give more time for Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver to review the project. “It’s a complex kind of deal, big,” said Silver spokesman Skip Carrier, adding that the Speaker has Read More
In the afternoon, you have the Public Authorities Control Board likely shooing in the Javits Center. The more up-in-the-air vote is in the morning, when Deputy Mayor Dan Doctoroff would like to see the M.T.A. approve the city’s offer of $500 million for development rights associated with the West Side rail yards. Officially, according to Read More
The twice-stalled proposal to award $41 million in bonds to a pair of unusually expensive affordable apartment towers on Manhattan’s East Side got final state approval last month when we weren’t paying attention. So let’s play catch-up.
The three-vote Public Authorities Control Board approved the application by the Atlantic Development Group at its last meeting Read More
Much as expected, the Empire State Development Corporation gave its final approval for the state’s $74.7 million contribution to Yankee Stadium this morning, on top of the $130 million the city is chipping in. But the team is not, um, home free yet. The City Council, which will hold a committee meeting on Read More