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ENB - Region 2 Notices 3/18/2015

Negative Declaration

New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City Board of Standards and Appeals (NYC BSA), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 652 - 662 Avenue of the Americas (aka 49 West 20th Street) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a Special permit (§73-36) to allow a physical culture establishment on the first, second and third floor at the site of the former Limelight Club of a three story former Church building designated as an individual landmark in a C6-4A , C6-2 A zoning district and the Ladies High Mile Historic District. The project is located at 652 -662 Avenue of the Americas (aka 49 West 20th Street) in the Borough of Manhattan, New York.

Contact: Toni Matias, NYC BSA, 250 Broadway, 29th Floor, New York, NY 10007, Phone: (212) 386-0085, E-mail:

New York County (Manhattan) - The City of New York Department of Housing Preservation and Development (NYC HPD), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Henry Street Firehouse Rehabilitation will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an application by NYC HPD, on behalf of the project sponsor, Henry Street Settlement, for disposition of City-owned property and designation of the project site as an Urban Development Action Area Project (UDAAP). The City-owned project site is currently occupied with a vacant, four-story building formerly used as the FDNY Engine Company 15 firehouse. The project sponsor is proposing to rehabilitate the firehouse for use as a community facility. The existing firehouse, along with the adjacent Henry Street Settlement buildings are listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places and are also eligible for New York City Landmark designation. The proposed action is therefore considered a Type I action under SEQRA/CEQR. In addition to the HPD actions, the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY) has been identified as an "involved agency" under SEQRA/CEQR due to the authorization of grant funding to the project sponsor. The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (NYC LPC) and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP) have reviewed project plans and have found that the proposed work would have no significant adverse impact upon historic resources. In addition, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP) found that the proposal would not result in any significant adverse impacts related to hazardous materials through their approval of a construction health and safety plan (CHASP). Construction in accordance with these approvals would be required through the Land Disposition Agreement between NYC HPD and the project sponsor. The project is located at 269 Henry Street in New York, New York.

Contact: Patrick Blanchfield, NYC HPD, 100 Gold Street, Room 7A-4, New York, NY 10038, Phone: (212) 863-5056, E-mail:

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