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ENB - Region 2 Notices 10/7/2015

Public Notice

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from Curbcut Queens Blvd LLC for a site known as the Former Liberty Brass Site, site ID #C241178. This site is located in Long Island City, within the County of Queens, and is located at 38-01 Queens Boulevard. Comments regarding this application must be submitted no later than November 6, 2015. A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at the document repository located at the Queens Sunnyside Library, 43-06 Greenpoint Avenue, Long Island City. Information regarding the site, the application, and how to submit comments can be found at: or send comments to: Robert Filkins, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediation, 625 Broadway, 12th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-7016, Phone: (518) 402-9767, E-mail:

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Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Bronx County (Bronx) - The New York City Housing Preservation and Development (NYC HPD), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed La Central may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. Written comments on the draft scope will be accepted until November 16, 2015. A public scoping session will be held on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. at the offices of SoBro located at 555 Bergen Avenue, Bronx NY. Copies of the Draft Scope of Work and the Environmental Assessment Statement may be obtained from Patrick Blanchfield, NYC HPD, Division of Building and Land Development Services, Environmental Planning Unit, 100 Gold Street, New York, NY 10038 or from Nilda Mesa, Mayor's Office of Sustainability, 100 Gold Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10038. The Draft Scope of Work will also be made available for download at NYC HPD's environmental review webpage:

The action involves an application before NYC HPD, on behalf of the project sponsor, La Central Manager, LLC, for approval of several discretionary actions intended to redevelop approximately 4.3 acres of currently vacant New York City owned property in the Melrose neighborhood of the Bronx, New York. By the 2020 build year, the Proposed actions would result in the construction of approximately 1.1 million gross-square-feet of mixed-use development, encompassing five buildings and containing approximately 832 units of affordable housing, approximately 160 units of supportive housing, approximately 46,800 gross square feet of local retail and commercial space, an approximately 50,500 gross square feet YMCA facility, approximately 32,700 gross square feet of other community facility space, public and private open space, and underground accessory parking.

Contact: Patrick Blanchfield, NYC HPD, Division of Building and Land Development Services, 100 Gold Street, New York, NY 10038, Phone: (212) 863-5056, E-mail:

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