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ENB - Region 2 Notices 10/01/2008

Negative Declaration

New York County (Manhattan) - The Trust for Cultural Resources of the City of New York, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Trust for Cultural Resources of the City of New York Revenue Bonds Series 2008B and Series 2008C (Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts [LPCA]) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the issuance by the Trust of an amount not to exceed $200 million in the aggregate of Revenue Bonds, Series 2008B and Series2008C and the funding of a loan to be made by the Trust to LCPA with the proceeds of the bonds. The proceeds of the Revenue Bonds will be used to loan money to LPCA to fund portions of the West 65th Street project, the Lincoln Center Promenade Project and the Harmony Atrium Project. Other portions of these projects will be paid for with governmental , private, corporate and foundation grants and contributions. Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. is (1) located north and south of West 65th Street and extending south to West 62nd Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue in the case of the facilities located on the north side of West 65th Street, and between Columbus Avenue and Amsterdam Avenue in the case of the facilities located between the south side of West 65th Street and the north side of West 62nd Street, and (2) located in the Harmony Atrium at 61 West 62nd Street, which is owned by 61 West 62 Owners Corporation and 61 West 62nd Street Condominium and leased to LCPA. Both sites are located in Manhattan, New York.

Contact: Donald H. Elliott, The Trust for Cultural Resources of The City of New York, c/o/ Butzel Long, a Professional Corporation, 380 Madiaon Avenue, New York, NY 10018, Phone: (212) 818-1110.


New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 133 Fifth Avenue will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the proposal by the applicant, Dezer Properties, 133 LLC, for a Zoning Authorization pursuant to Zoning Resolution (ZR) section 15-20(b) to waive preservation requirements of ZR section 15-211, to facilitate the partial conversion of commercial and manufacturing facility to residential use inside a New York City Historic District. The project is located at 133 Fifth Avenue in the Borough of Manhattan, Community District 5, 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, E-mail: rdobrus@planning.nyc.gov.


Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY), as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Sanitation Garage and Salt Shed for Manhattan Districts 1, 2 & 5. The FEIS is available on the following website: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dsny/html/garages/newgarages.shtml. The action involves the proposal by New York City Department of Sanitation to construct a garage complex to house the equipment and personnel assigned to the Manhattan District 1, 2 and 5 Garages, respectively. The nearby existing District 1 Garage would be demolished and replaced with a salt shed. The 1.96 acre garage site is undeveloped and used by UPS for the parking and staging of truck trailers. The 14,575 square foot proposed salt shed site is on the block bounded by Canal Street, West Street, Spring Street, and Washington Street. UPS trailer and vehicle staging and parking would be on the garage ground floor (first parking level). DSNY vehicle storage would be located on parking levels 2 (for small vehicles) and 3, 4 and 5 (for large vehicles). Vehicle maintenance and washing would take place on level 3. There would be seven levels of office and locker room areas in the garage, located along Spring Street. Approximately 128 DSNY vehicles would be assigned to the garage, including 62 collection vehicles: 27 for District 2, 20 for District 5, and 15 for District 1. DSNY heavy duty diesel trucks would be equipped with diesel particulate filters. The garage would include environmentally sustainable elements such as solar design features and a vegetated roof. The salt shed would accommodate approximately 4,000 tons of salt and have two (2) underground storage tanks for calcium chloride. A 30 foot wide driveway on the east side of the salt shed would provide access via curb cuts on Canal Street and Spring Street. The site is bounded by West Street/Route 9A, Spring Street, Washington Street and the St. John's Center building in Manhattan, New York.

Contact: Abas O. Braimah, DSNY Bureau of Legal Affairs, 125 Worth Street, Room 708, New York, NY 10013, Phone: (646) 885-4993.



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