Consolidated SPDES Renewals
The City of New York
Department of Sanitation
Announces Annual Consent Order Meeting
Regarding Fresh Kills Landfill
The City of New York Department of Sanitation (DSNY) will hold its annual public meeting regarding the Fresh Kills Landfill on Wednesday, February 23, 2005 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Staten Island Borough Hall, first floor conference room (Room 122), located at 10 Richmond Terrace in Staten Island, NY 10301. Please use the Stuyvesant Place entrance. The meeting will provide information on the following:
Members of the public will have an opportunity to speak, and representatives of DSNY will be available to answer questions.
Pursuant to the Environmental Conservation Law, Sections 13-0307 and 13-0319, the Department of Environmental Conservation hereby gives notice of the following:
Notice of Adoption for 6NYCRR Part 41 relating to the sanitary condition of shellfish lands. This notice will be published in issue 7 of the State Register, dated 2/16/2005.
For further information contact:
Julie Ventaloro, Bureau of Marine Resources
Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources
205 N. Belle Meade Rd.. Suite 1
East Setauket, NY 11733
Telephone: (631) 444-0492
New York City (Queens) County - The New York City School Construction Authority(SCA), as lead agency has determined that the proposed Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, Queens, New 1,000-Seat High School Facility will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the SCA proposing to undertake the site selection, acquisition, acceptance of construction funding, and construction of a new 1,000-seat school building and accessory parking facility in the Astoria section of Queens. Construction of the project would be undertaken pursuant to DOE's Capital Plan for Fiscal Years 2005-2009.
The proposed new school building would be built on an approximately 43,000 square foot property (Block 639, Lot 16) located on the south side of 35th Avenue between 35th and 36th Streets which is located within the National Register-listed Astoria Studios Historic District. The school site currently contains two components: a vacant, three-story, U-shaped structure containing approximately 41,000 square feet formerly occupied by the U.S. Signal Corps (known as Building No. 24), and an approximately 100-space surface parking lot. Building No. 24 is identified as a contributing structure to the Astoria Studios Historic District.
Currently, the City of New York holds title to the site and leases it to the New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC). Kaufman Astoria Studios (KAS), which is located opposite 35th Avenue from the site, currently subleases the parking lot (along with other properties) from EDC. Under the proposed project, the SCA would demolish Building No. 24 and the existing KAS parking lot to construct a new permanent school facility for the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts (FSSA), which is a public high school specializing in the performing arts, on the site.
FSSA currently operates within leased space at 30-20 Thomson Avenue in Long Island City, Queens. The proposed new school building would provide appropriate permanent facilities to support FSSA's educational curriculum, including classrooms, science labs, kitchen/cafeteria, library, gymnasium, concert hall, studios, and, administrative and support space. The proposed building would contain a total of approximately 150,000 gross square feet within a five-story structure.
As part of the school project, a replacement parking facility would be constructed to accommodate the KAS parking spaces displaced from the school site. This replacement parking would be provided in a below-grade parking level beneath the new school building, and would contain approximately 100 self-park vehicle spaces. Vehicles would enter and exit the below-grade parking level from the site's 36th Street frontage, which is where they currently enter and exit the existing surface parking lot.
The SCA would acquire possession of the property and begin demolition of the existing on-site structure in Spring 2005. Upon completion of the demolition, construction of the new facility would begin, with student occupancy scheduled for September 2008.
Contact: Ross J. Holden, New York City School Construction Authority, 30-30 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, New York 11101-3045, phone: (718) 472-8220.
New York City County - The New York City Department of City Planning, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed East Flushing Rezoning (CEQR No.05DCP052Q - ULURP No.050277ZMQ) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the New York City Department of City Planning (DCP) proposing Zoning Map amendments for all or portions of 103 blocks in the northern Queens neighborhood of East Flushing, Community District 7. The rezoning area is generally bounded by Northern Boulevard to the north, Laburnam Avenue to the south, 166th Street to the east, and 149th Place to the west.
In addition, the proposed action would modify and establish C1 and C2 districts in portions of the rezoning area along Northern Boulevard and Barclay Avenue.
The purpose of the rezoning is to maintain the current character of the neighborhood, which is primarily comprised of detached- and semi-detached homes. Due to increasing pressures in East Flushing to redevelop underutilized lots in the rezoning area, there is an incentive to demolish existing housing stock to make way for out-of-scale attached or multifamily structures. The proposed action would promote development along underutilized corridors, such as Northern Boulevard and Sanford Avenue, while protecting areas that are unsuitable for continued multi-family residential development.
Should you have any questions pertaining to this Negative Declaration, you may contact Radhika Patel at (212) 720-3321.
Contact: Robert Dobruskin, City Planning Commission, 22 Reade Street, New York, NY 10007, phone: (212) 720-3423.