Notice of Draft EIS and Hearing


Kings County (Brooklyn) - - The NY City Department of Parks and Recreation, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft EIS for the proposed Baseball Stadium at Steeplechase Park (CEQR No. 99DPR003B). The proposed project consists of a minor league baseball park with seating for up to 7,500 patrons; bullpen, dugout, clubhouse and locker room facilities for home and visiting teams; press, retail, concession, security, maintenance, office and service areas; parking for about 1,240 vehicles; and creation of three pedestrian walkways to allow continued public access to the Riegelmann Boardwalk from Surf Avenue. The project would require actions or approvals by multiple city agencies. The project is located in parts of Tax Blocks 7071, 7072, 7073, and roadbeds of West 16th and West 19th Streets, between Riegelmann Boardwalk and Surf Avenue.

A public hearing on the DEIS will be held on Wednesday, January 19, 2000, at 10:00 a.m. at City Hall in the 2nd floor Public Hearing Room. Comments will be accepted at the hearing, or in writing until Monday, January 31, 2000.

Contact: Joshua Laird, City of New York Parks and Recreation
The Arsenal, 830 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10021
Ph. (212) 360-3402
Fax: (212) 360-3453

Negative Declaration

Project Sponsor: Dormitory Authority of the State of New York

NY County (Manhattan) - The Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY) as lead agency has determined that the John Jay College of Criminal Justice ("John Jay College" or the "College") project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The proposed action consists of DASNY's issuance of tax-exempt Dormitory Authority obligations on behalf of The City University of New York, with a portion of the proceeds to be used for the acquisition of real property, demolition of existing structures on that property, and construction on the property of a replacement facility for John Jay College's North Hall facility and other leased space. The project does not include any proposals for reusing the North Hall site. The project will consolidate the North Hall and leased space operations in a new facility adjacent to and interconnected with the College's Herein Hall building. The project site is Block 1087, Lot 1 and Lot 5, Borough of Manhattan, New York County, New York.

Contact Person: Jack D. Homkow, Environmental Manager
Dormitory Authority of the State of New York
One Penn Plaza, 52nd Floor
New York, New York 10119-0098
Telephone: (212) 273-5033
Fax: (212) 273-5121