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ENB Region 2 Notices 2/17/2021

Public Notice

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from BK Corners LLC for a site known as 1036 Manhattan Ave BCP Site, site ID #C224315. This site is located in the Borough of Brooklyn within the County of Kings, and is located at 1032 and 1036-1038 Manhattan Avenue.

Access the application and other relevant documents online through the DECinfo Locator: https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/DecDocs/C224315/. The documents will also be available at the document repository once reopened, located at Brooklyn Public Library - Greenpoint Branch, 107 Norman Avenue at Leonard Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222 and Brooklyn Community Board No. 1, 435 Graham Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to: Wendi Zheng, NYS DEC - Region 2 Office, Division of Environmental Remediation, 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101-5401, Phone: (718) 482-7541, E-mail: wendi.zheng@dec.ny.gov. All comments must be submitted by March 19, 2021.

Site information can be viewed by entering the site ID noted above at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/cfmx/extapps/derexternal/index.cfm?pageid=3.

We would also encourage those interested in receiving information on future activities at this site or any other site to sign up to NYS DEC's Contaminated Sites E-mail List at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/61092.html.

What is the Brownfield Cleanup Program?

New York's Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) is designed to encourage private-sector cleanups of brownfields and to promote their redevelopment as a means to revitalize economically blighted communities. The BCP is an alternative to "greenfield" (land not previously developed or contaminated) development and is intended to remove some of the barriers to, and provide tax incentives for, the redevelopment of brownfields. Since its inception (2003), the BCP has catalyzed the cleanup of more than 300 contaminated sites statewide and incentivized redevelopment. There are more than 350 active sites in the BCP.

Additional information on the New York State's Brownfield program is available at NYS DEC's website: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/8450.html.


Negative Declaration

Bronx County (Bronx) - The New York City Parks and Recreation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Indian Lake Shoreline Restoration and Water Quality Improvements will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal for a freshwater shoreline restoration and water quality improvement project at Indian Lake located in Crotona Park. The objectives of the proposed project are to control invasive species, remove floating aquatic vegetation, and minimize harmful algal blooms (HABs). The project is located in the northeastern quadrant of Crotona Park and is bound by Crotona Park East, Claremont Parkway, Crotona Avenue, and Crotona Park North, at 1700 Crotona Avenue in the Bronx, New York

Contact: Emily Humes, New York City Parks and Recreation, 830 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10065, Phone: (212) 360-8195, E-mail: emily.humes@parks.nyc.gov.


Positive Declaration, Availability of Draft Scope and Public Scoping Session

New York County (Manhattan) - The New York City Housing Preservation and Development (NYC HPD), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Las Raices may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The Draft Scope is available from the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development on line at: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/hpd/services-and-information/environmental-review.page. A virtual public scoping session on the Draft scope will be held on March 31st, 2021 at 4:00 PM; please visit https://www1.nyc.gov/site/nycengage/index.page, New York City's Remote Public Meetings Calendar, for more information on how to join the meeting. Written comments on the Draft Scope of Work will be accepted by the lead agency until the close of business on April 12th, 2021 and may be sent to contact listed below.

The action involves a request by NYC HPD, on behalf of Las Raices East Harlem LLC (Applicant), for the disposition of New York City owned property to facilitate the development of new affordable housing in the East Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan, Community District (CD) 11 (Proposed Actions). The Proposed Actions would facilitate the development of six New York City owned tax lots grouped into four separate Development Sites located at 303 East 102nd Street (Development Site A), 338 East 117th Street (Development Site B), 505-507 East 118th Street (Development Site C), and 1761 Park Avenue (Development Site D) in the East Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan, Community District 11, New York (the Development Sites).

The Proposed Actions would facilitate the construction of four new buildings containing affordable housing in the East Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan. The Development Sites would contain a total of approximately 81 affordable dwelling units, plus two units for building superintendents (for a total of approximately 83 dwelling units), as well as approximately 11,101 gross square foot of commercial space.

Contact: Matthew Juliana, NYC HPD, 100 Gold Street, Room 7-A3c, New York, NY 10038, Phone: (212) 863-8575, E-mail: JulianaM@hpd.nyc.gov.


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