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Public Notice

Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Pursuant to Title 9, Article 54 of the Environmental Conservation Law, the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation hereby gives public notice of the following:

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Section 49-0305(9) of the Environmental Conservation Law, that the State of New York acting by and through the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation intends to acquire a Conservation Easement from: Staten Island Historical Society over certain lands located at 435 Richmond Hill Road Staten Island, Borough of Richmond, New York, New York.

For further information contact: James S. Sponable, Director Downstate, Bureau of Real Property, Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Empire State Plaza, Agency Bldg. 1, 17th Floor, Albany, NY 12238, (518) 486-1549, Fax: (518) 474-0774.

Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS And Public Hearing

New York City (Queens) County - The New York City Depaartment of Housing Preservation and Development, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Arverne urban Renewal Area. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on September 24, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at 22 Reade Street, New York, NY. The action involves Brief Project Description: The action involves a set of actions that would result in the redevelopment of most of the vacant portions of the Urban Renewal Area (URA). The Arverne redevelopment requires approval by the City Planning Commission and Council of the City of New York pursuant to the Uniform Land Use Review Procedures (ULURP) of the following actions: amendment of the Arverne Urban Renewal Plan, amendment of the City Map, amendment of the zoning map, acquisition of private property, and the disposition of City-owned property to private developers. These actions would result in the phased development of up to 3,900 housing units, up to 770,000 square feet of commercial space, new community facilities including a school, and a community recreation center, a central park/nature preserve, privately owned but publicly accessible open space, several beachfront preserve areas, and public parking.

Project Location (include street address/municipality): The Arverne URA, in Queens County, New York City, is generally bounded on the south by an existing City-owned boardwalk between Beach 32nd Street and Beach 74th Street, Rockaway Beach Boulevard between Beach 74th Street and Beach 81st Street, and Hammels Boulevard between Beach 81st Street and Beach 84th Street; on the north by the northern side of Rockaway Freeway between beach 32nd Street and Beach 84th Street; on the east by Beach 32nd Street between the boardwalk and Rockaway Freeway; and on the west by an irregular line extending along Beach 84th Street from Rockaway Freeway to Beach Channel Drive/Hammels Boulevard, then to Beach 81st Street to Rockaway Beach Boulevard and then to Beach 74th Street where it continues to the boardwalk.

Contact: Helen Gitelson, New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, 100 Gold Street, New York, NY 10038, phone: (212) 863 - 8052, fax: (212) 863 - 7988.