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ENB - Region 2 Notices 12/2/2009

Public Notice

Office of General Services

Pursuant to Section 30-a of the Public Lands Law the Office of General Services hereby gives notice to the following:

Notice is hereby given that the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Presevation (NYS OPRHP) has declared that Graniteville Quarry State Park and South Beach State Park, located in the Borough of Staten Island, Richmond County, City and State of New York are no longer useful for State program purposes and have been declared abandoned to the Commissioner of General Services for sale or other disposition as unappropriated State land. This abandonment was approved on November 9, 2009.

For further information contact:

Thomas Pohl
Office of General Services - Legal Services,
41st Floor, Corning Tower
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12242
Phone: (518) 474-8831
Fax: (518) 473-4973

Draft Negative Declaration

Kings County (Brooklyn) - The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Red Hook Water Pollution Control Plant Perimeter Wall and Roadway Reconstruction will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the reconstruction of a portion of the existing perimeter wall and roadway at the Red Hook Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP). The Red Hook WPCP is a conventional secondary treatment plant comprising approximately 19.8 acres. The plant treats combined sanitary and storm sewage in northwest Brooklyn and Governor's Island and is designed to treat an average flow rate of 60 million gallons per day (mgd). The proposed action would include the reconstruction of approximately 75 feet of the existing perimeter wall and roadway. Additional activities would include the replacement of existing drainage inlets, roadway paving, curbs and sidewalks and other associated activities within the project area. All activities associated with the proposed project would take place within the existing plant boundaries. Construction activities are anticipated to last approximately eighteen (18) months. The project is located at 63 Flushing Avenue in Brooklyn, New York.

Contact: Lisa Fuerst, NYC DEP, 59-17 Junction Boulevard, 11th Floor, Flushing, NY 11373, Phone: (718) 595-4407, E-mail: LisaF@dep.nyc.gov.

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 Carnegie Hall will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves three phases as follows:

Phase I: Consists of the creation of a new Education Wing to be located on the upper floors of the two Studio Towers at Carnegie Hall. The Education Wing will:

  • Create 24 new music rooms, including 15 practice rooms, five teaching studios, three medium ensemble rooms and one large ensemble room, all with exterior noise isolation and excellent interior acoustices.
  • Outfit the Education Wing with the conduit infrasturcture to accept communications technologies.
  • Provide new support spaces for education, including offices on the South 12th Floor and the Education Conference Center for large gathering on the South 9th Floor.
  • Upgrade Archives with state-of-the-art high density storage and create a research room for visitors.

Phase II: Consists of consolidating most of the administrative office occupied by the staff of Carnegie Hall on three floors, with a roof terrace on the main roof of the building above the offices. The design of the offices will further the LEED goals of the project for energy efficiency and sustainable design.

Phase III: Consists of a variety of improvements to the existing backstage space. The major elements are:

  • Expansion of the Backstage from three floors to six floors.
  • Restoration of access to Stage Left.
  • Addition of two additional orchestra rooms, one at the level of the Stren Stage and another that will double as a Green Room so Carnegie Hall will have a total of five orchestra rooms.
  • Consolidation of dressing rooms and necessary changes to make all dressing rooms compliant with the Americans with Disablilities Act and the creation of noise isolation between the dressing rooms and from the street.

The project is located at 881 7th Avenue in Manhattan, New York.

Contact: Donald H. Elliott, The Trust for Cultural Resources of the City of New York, c/o Butzel Long, 380 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10017, Phone: (212) 818-1110.

Queens County (Queens) - The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed PlaNYC Far Rockaway Park will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by New York City Department of Parks and Recreation to redevelop a portion of Far Rockaway Park, specifically 25 acres of property encompassing the boardwalk and inland areas between Beach 9th and Beach 32nd Streets. The redevelopment of the western section of Far Rockaway Park between Beach 32nd and Beach 26th Streets would include a new multi-purpose synthetic turf sports field, a new comfort station, a water play area, and new play and fitness areas. The central section encompassing Beach 26th to Beach 17th Streets would include a new shade structure and additional seating along the boardwalk. Proposed changes to the eastern section between Beach 17th and Beach 9th Streets include renovating an existing building at Beach 17th Street with a concession area, installing seating and water play areas along the concrete promenade, creating a lawn and performance space within a portion of an existing parking lot, and adding or improving active recreation features including a skate park, rock climbing wall, and ball courts. The number of spaces within the existing parking lot, located between Beach 15th and Beach 11th Streets, will be reduced from 504 spaces to 153 spaces, and 32 perpendicular parking spaces will be created near the sports field along Beach 32nd Street. An acre of additional maritime grassland area will be created and almost three acres of dune habitat area will be preserved and restored. The proposed action will result in a significant addition of trees, shrubs, and lawn areas throughout the project area. No changes to the south of the boardwalk (the beach) are part of the project. The project is located along the Rockaway peninsula south of Seagirt Boulevard between Beach 32nd and Beach 9th Streets in Far Rockaway Park, Queens, New York.

Contact: Joshua Laird, 830 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10065, Phone: (212) 360-3402, E-mail: Joshua.Laird@parks.nyc.gov.

Richmond County (Staten Island) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Sunnyside/Grymes Hill Rezoning will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an application by Clove Lake Civic Association, the applicant, for an amendment to the zoning maps affecting an approximately 20 block area to change R3X and R3-1 zoning districts to R2 and R3-2 districts.

In addition, the applicant seeks a zoning text amendment pursuant to ZR 119-00 to extend the Special Hillside Preservation District (SHPD) to the steepest sloped hillside portions of Grymes Hill. The proposed enlargement of the SHPD would establish the district on an area that was inadvertently omitted when the district was established. The proposed SHPD extension area is generally bounded by Victory Boulevard to the north; Highland Avenue to the east; Howard Avenue to the south and Clove Road to the west. The project is located in an approximately 20 block area generally bounded by the Silver Lake Park and Highland Avenue to the north and east; Sunnyside Terrace to the south; and Clove Road to the west in the Sunnyside/Grymes Hill neighborhood of Staten Island, within Community District 1, 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.

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