ENB - REGION 2 NOTICES

Public Notice

Name of Volunteer: New York City Economic Development Corporation

Site Name and Index No.: St. George Railyard, Index No. W2-0852-99-10

Project Location: Region II, Richmond County, Staten Island

Project Description: The New York City Economic Development Corporation has entered into a Voluntary Cleanup Agreement with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for the site referenced above. The Site is located in a mixed residential and commercial area in the northeastern St. George section of Staten Island. The planned development of the Site includes the construction of a minor league baseball stadium and accessory public parking facility. The Site, which was a railyard from 1883 to 1994, consists of approximately 52 acres of shoreline property, of which 26 acres are upland area and the remaining 26 acres are located under water. In general, as a result of historic operations, site soils and fill materials contain elevated levels of polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons and heavy metals. Three particular areas of concern have significantly elevated levels of arsenic or lead in the soils or shoreline sediments. The remediation plan for the Site includes capping of the entire site with the stadium structure, parking lots, other paved surfaces, and clean soil. The three areas of concern will be excavated and the materials disposed of offsite. These areas will be backfilled with clean soils. The soil removal area will be revegetated. The shoreline sediment removal areas will be covered with 12-inch stone riprap. Quarterly groundwater monitoring will be conducted for 2 years to document continued absence of free product and compliance with water quality standards. Institutional controls consisting of deed restrictions will be implemented to restrict future land and ground water uses and maintain engineered containment controls at the Site.

Comment Period: The project Remediation Work Plan is available for review at the location below. Written comments on this action will be accepted for 30 days following the date of this notice. Written comments expressing objection or opposition to the project must explain the basis of that opposition and identify the specific grounds that could lead the Department to impose significant changes to the Work Plan. No formal response is made to comments received, but as a result of comments the Department may re-evaluate and make revisions to the Work Plan.

Contact Person: Mr. Thomas Lang, P.E.
NYSDEC, Region II
Division of Environmental Remediation
47-40 21st Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718) 482-4895
(718) 482-6358 fax

Negative Declaration

New York City - The East Mid-Manhattan Business Improvement District, as lead agency has determined that the proposed The East Mid-Manhattan Business Improvement District project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves supplemental services: sanitation and maintenance, marketing and promotion, outreach to homeless, traffic transportation management, small capital improvements and administrative services. The project is located in East Manhattan Community Boards 5, 6 and 8.

Contact: George Glatter, Exec. Dir., Department of Business Services, The City of New York, 110 William Street, New York, New York 10038, phone: (212)513-6306.


New York City - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Garage, CEQR No. 00DCP025M and ULURP No. 000229ZSM will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves building a public parking garage in a C6 district. In addition, the applicant is seeking funding of a mortgage loan from the Housing Development Corporation for two as-of-right residential/commercial buildings to be constructed. The proposed garage would contain 211 spaces. The project is located at 200 and 220 West 26th Street.

Contact: Robert Dobruskin, Director, Department of City Planning, City of New York, Environmental Assessment and Review, 22 Reade Street, New York, New York 10007-1216.


New York City - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Central Park South Sidewalk Café, CEQR No. 00DCP060M, will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an application by Atco Properties & Management, Inc to amend Sections 14-00 and 22-00 of the Zoning Resolution to permit unenclosed cafes. The project is located on Central Park South between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue (Block 1274, Lots 6, 11, 25, 55, 71 and 7501) zoned R10-H, Manhattan Community District 5.

Contact: Mr. Joseph B. Rose, Chairman, Department of City Planning, City of New York, Environmental Assessment and Review, 22 Reade Street, New York, New York 10007-1216.