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Public Notice

Brownfield Cleanup Program

Site Name: 29 Flatbush Avenue

Site Address: 29 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217

County: New York

Site No.: C224128

Requestor: 29 Flatbush Associates, LLC

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) administers the Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) §27-1400 et seq. The BCP was created to encourage the remediation and redevelopment of contaminated properties known as brownfields. The requestor indicated above has submitted a BCP application for the site indicated above.

NYS DEC will accept public comments concerning the application. A copy of the application and other appropriate documents (application package) is available in the site document repository located at the address indicated below.

NYS DEC will review the application package and public comments received and then make a determination on the eligibility of the application.

Comments should be submitted by July 28, 2008 to:

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Environmental Remediation - Region 2
47-40 21st Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
Attention: Jane O'Connell

Repository address:

Pacific Branch Library
25 4th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205


Negative Declaration

New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City Department of City Planning, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 310-328 West 38th Street Parking Garage will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a special permit for a public parking garage, and a text amendment to modify the street wall and building height regulations of the Special Garment Center District (Preservation Area P-2). The parking garage special permit, pursuant to Zoning Resolution (ZR) Sections 121-40, 93-80 and 74-52, would allow a 400 space public parking garage at the site. The underlying zoning regulations of the Special Garment Center District permit accessory garages but do not permit public parking garages. The proposed zoning text amendment to ZR Section 121-32 would allow up to 20 percent of the aggregate width of the streetwall (or approximately a maximum of 50 feet in width) to be recessed to a maximum depth of 15 feet from the street, provided that a minimum of 60% of such recessed area be planted with any combination of grass, ground cover, shrubs, trees or other living plant material.

Since the issuance of the Negative Declaration in January 2008, the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) has determined that the Garment Center Historic District, which would encompass a portion of the project site, is eligible for listing on the State and National Registers of Historic Places (S/NR-eligible). The New York State Review Board (SRB) is expected to review and vote on this proposed District on June 18, 2008. However, no new, significant adverse impacts would occur with the proposed actions should the proposed Garment Center Historic District be S/NR-listed.

The project is located at 310-328 West 38th Street, and is an irregularly-shaped midblock parcel that extends between West 37th and West 38th Streets, and is located between Eighth and Ninth Avenues, and is within a C6-4M zoning district within the Special Garment Center District (Preservation Area P-2) in Community District 4 of Manhattan, New York.

Contact: Robert Dobruskin, New York City Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street, Room 4E, New York, NY 10007, Phone: (212) 720-3423.


New York County (Manhattan) - The Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed $690,000,000 Dormitory Authority State of New York New York University Revenue Bonds Series 2008 A,B,C,D, and E (Acquisition and Renovation of the Gramercy Green Building [$311,000.000]) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. DASNY has received a funding request from the New York University (NYU) for the authorization of approximately $690,000,000 in funding under DASNY's Independent Colleges and Universities Program for the acquisition and renovation of two properties, the deferred maintenance at various NYU Washington Square Campus facilities and refinancing of existing debt.

The proposed property that would be acquired is located at 302-316 Third Avenue / 161-199 East 23rd Street on a block bounded by East 24th Street to the north, Third Avenue to the east, East 23rd Street to the south and Lexington Avenue to the west. The proposed project site is in proximity to NYU's Washington Square Campus, located in the Greenwich Village section of the borough of Manhattan, New York. The project site is located adjacent to the Madison Square Station of the United States Post Office at 149-153 East 23rd Street, also known as 156 East 24th Street.

Contact: Jack D. Homkow, DASNY, One Penn Plaza, New York, NY 10119-0098, Phone: (212) 273-5033.




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