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Public Notice

Notice is made that
Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, Inc.
25 Columbia Heights
Brooklyn, NY 11201–2483
upon application and investigation has satisfied the requirements of 6 NYCRR Part 232, §232.3 Variances.

§232.3 Variances, allow Perchlorethylene Dry Cleaning Facility owners who meet the specific requirements of this section to petition the Department to be relieved of certain Part 232 requirements. In this instance Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, Inc. sought a §232.3 Variance in relief of the §232.6 requirement to install only new fourth generation equipment when relocating its existing dry–cleaning facility from 360 Furman Street, Brooklyn to 53–73 Prospect Street, also in Brooklyn. In particular, two used Columbia T.D. Mach 2.55 and two Columbia T.D. Mach 2.80 dry cleaning machines from the former location are proposed to be moved to the new facility at 53–73 Prospect Street, also in Brooklyn.

The Department grants Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, Inc., 25 Columbia Heights, Brooklyn, Kings County, NY 11201–2483, DEC ID 2–6101–00462, a variance from the requirements of 232.6 and 232.16 for this one instance. This variance shall be maintained by operating the facility in full compliance with Part 232 and any and all other applicable regulations.

Permitting and Compliance Section
Bureau of Stationary Sources
Division of Air Resources
518–402–8403


Negative Declaration

New York City County – The State of New York Dormitory Authority, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice Expansion Project (City University of New York Program) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the expansion and consolidation of the facilities of John Jay College of Criminal Justice (the “College”). The College proposes to consolidate its operations currently housed in its North Hall facility in a new building to be constructed adjacent to Haaren Hall, located at 899 Tenth Avenue, between West 58th and West 59th Streets in Manhattan. The College‘s Haaren Hall was expanded and renovated in 1988. The new building would be an approximately 620,000–gross–square–foot (gsf) structure that would connect with the existing Haaren Hall. A three–story, approximately 320,000–gsf industrial warehouse building with two parking facilities, which covers most of the project site, will be demolished. Minor renovations to Haaren Hall would be necessary to enable such a connection. The consolidation portion of the proposed project involves the College vacating North Hall, the four–story building located at the northeast corner of Tenth Avenue and West 59th Street that it currently occupies. The College would relocate all of the functions currently housed within North Hall to the new building once the proposed project is completed. The proposed project will incorporate classrooms, laboratories, faculty offices, administrative functions and campus services and will create a unified campus on one city block. The project is located in the block bounded by Tenth and Eleventh Avenues between West 58th Street and West 59th Street (Block 1087, Lots 1, 5 and 25) in the borough of Manhattan, New York County, New York.

Contact: Matthew A. Stanley, Office of Environmental Affairs, Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, One Penn Plaza, 52nd Floor, New York, New York 10119–0098, phone: (212) 273–5033, fax: (212) 273–5121.


New York City County – The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 400 Park Avenue South (CEQR No. 04DCP058M, 040496ZMM, 040497 ZRY) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an application by 400 Park Avenue South, LLC, for the following actions in connection with the “400 Park Avenue South” development:

The proposed actions would facilitate a proposal by the applicant to construct a 456,000 gross-square foot, 39 story, building containing approximately 342 dwelling units and 15,188 square feet of commercial space, on a site (“the project site”) located at 400 Park Avenue South, in the Park Avenue South neighborhood of Manhattan, Community District 5. The project site contains 73,591 square feet of lot area and is located in C6–4A and C5–2 zoning districts and is adjacent to the Madison Square North Historic District; adjacent the New York Life Building which is a National Historic Landmark and New York City Landmark; and above the 28th Street IRT subway station, which is eligible for listing on the State and National Register of Historic Places. The project site is currently occupied by an 8–story predominantly vacant building (Lot 46); a 90-space public surface parking lot (Lot 40); and a 15–story office building (Lot 24). The proposed 400 Park Avenue South building development would be constructed on the portion of the site currently occupied by the parking lot and 8 story vacant building, which would be demolished; the 15 story office building would remain and its unused development rights would be incorporated into the proposed building. Construction of the building is expected to be completed by 2006. The existing 20 story office building located on Lot 38 would not be developed as a result of the proposed action.

Contact: Robert Dobruskin, DCP, 22 Reade Street Rm. 4E, New York, NY 10007, phone: (212) 720–3423, fax: (212) 720–3495.


Conditioned Negative Declaration

New York City (Bronx) County – The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed BJ‘s Bruckner Boulevard (900 Brush Avenue) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact provided specific conditions are met. There will be a 30 day public comment period commencing with the date of this notice. The action involves construction of a approximately 129,757 square foot retail store, currently planned as a BJ‘s Wholesale Club, and 500 accessory parking spaces on a site located at 900 Brush Avenue (Block 5542, Lots 41, 70, 130, 149, 151). The project site is currently developed with a 42,500 square foot warehouse building that is used for the storage of paper products; an automotive storage for an auto dealership; and parking for contractor‘s vehicles and school buses. The site also contains a vacant 3,100 square foot restaurant building and a paved parking lot, formerly associated with the restaurant building; the parking lot is now used by the United States Postal Service to store mail delivery trucks. As part of the proposed project, the existing buildings would be demolished. It is expected that construction would be completed in 2006.

The applicant also seeks to correct certain technical errors in the zoning map on a portion of Block 5542, Lot 1 which is adjacent to the project site and which is not proposed to be developed as a result of these actions. The proposed rezoning of a portion of Lot 1 from M1–1, M1–2 and R4/C2–1 districts to an R4 district would correct an inadvertent condition resulting from a 1972 rezoning of the block, whereby Lot 1 was mapped with four different zoning districts. Lot 1 is owned by the Archdiocese on New York and contains the campus of Monsignor Scanlon High School, a parochial high school. The high school is a non-conforming use in the M1–1 and M1–2 zoning districts.

The project site is bounded on the north by Bruckner Boulevard, the service road for the Bruckner Expressway, by the service road for the Hutchinson River Parkway on the east, Brush Avenue to the west, and on the south by Monsignor Scanlon High School.

The conditions are:

1.   The applicant agrees via a restrictive declaration to prepare a hazardous materials sampling protocol including a health and safety plan, which would be submitted to the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for approval. The applicant agrees to test and identify any potential hazardous material impact pursuant to the approved sampling protocol and, if any such impact is found, submit a hazardous material remediation plan including a health and safety plan to DEP for approval. If necessary, remediation measures would be undertaken pursuant to the remediation plan.

The restrictive declaration also restricts the manner in which the property may be developed or redeveloped, by requiring the sampling protocol and remediation measures to serve as a condition precedent to any change of use in any such development or redevelopment of the property.

2.  The applicant agrees to contact the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) within six months after the completion of the project and to inform them of the need to implement signal timing, parking regulations, restriping and geometric modifications at the following three intersections:

Bruckner Boulevard and Brush Avenue

Saturday Midday:  Add a 13 second east–west exclusive left–turn phase. Transfer 2 seconds from the east–west phase to the north–south phase.

Weekday Midday:   Add a 13 second east-west exclusive left-turn phase. Transfer 6 seconds from the east-west phase to the north-south phase.

Weekday PM:  Add a 13 second east–west exclusive left–turn phase. Transfer 3 seconds from the north–south phase to the east–west phase.

Restripe northbound Brush Avenue south of Bruckner Boulevard to accommodate two left–turn lanes and a shared through and right lane and add a no–standing regulation on southbound Brush Avenue for 150 feet south of the intersection.

Change the lane designation on southbound Brush Avenue north of Bruckner Boulevard to one left–turn lane, one through lane and one right–turn lane, and add a no–standing regulation on the southbound approach for 100 feet north of Bruckner Boulevard.

Restripe both eastbound and westbound Bruckner Boulevard to create one left–turn bay, two through lanes and one shared through and right lane. One westbound Bruckner Boulevard east of Brush, this would require the widening of the roadway to accommodate the left–turn bay. Restripe eastbound Bruckner Boulevard east of Brush Avenue to create three receiving lanes with merge right arrows and channelization adjacent the left most lane.

Bruckner Boulevard North/South and Zerega Avenue

Weekday Midday:  Transfer 2 seconds from the east–west phase to the north-south phase.

Weekday PM:   Transfer 1 second from the east–west phase to the north-south phase.

Bruckner Boulevard North/South and East Tremont Avenue

Saturday Midday:  Transfer one second from the north–south permitted phase to the north–south protected phase.

Weekday PM:  Prohibit parking on Bruckner Boulevard South within 100 feet of the intersection the eastbound approach.

Change lane designations at the northbound approach at Bruckner Boulevard North and the south–bound approach at Bruckner Boulevard South to one left turn only and one through–only lane.

Contact: Robert Dobruskin, DCP, 22 Reade Street Rm. 4E, New York, NY 10007, phone: (212) 720–3423, fax: (212) 720–3495.