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ENB Region 2 Notices 3/31/2021

Public Notice

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application and Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan from 462 Lexington LLC for a site known as 205 Park Avenue, site ID #C224319. This site is located in the Wallabout section of Brooklyn, within the County of Kings, and is located at 205 Park Avenue.

Access the application, Draft Remedial Investigation Work Plan and other relevant documents online through the DECinfo Locator: The documents will also be available at the document repositories, once reopened, located at the Brooklyn Public Library Marcy Branch, 617 DeKalb Avenue at Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11216; and at the Brooklyn Community Board 2, 350 Jay Street, 8th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201.

There are several ways to comment on BCP applications. Comments can be submitted to: Rafi Alam, NYS DEC - Division of Environmental Remediaton, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY, 12233-7015, Phone: (518) 402-8606, E-mail: All comments must be submitted by April 30, 2021.

Site information can be viewed by entering the site ID noted above at:

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:

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:

Positive Declaration, Availability of Draft Scope and Public Scoping Session

Kings County (Brooklyn) - The New York City Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed River Ring may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The Draft Scope is available from New York City Department of City Planning, 120 Broadway, 31st Floor, New York, NY 10271 and on line at: A public scoping session on the Draft Scope will be held virtually on April 26, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. information on joining the meeting is available at: Written comments on the Draft Scope will be accepted until May 6, 2021.

The action involves a proposal by the applicant, River Street Partners LLC, for discretionary actions to facilitate a new mixed-use development with waterfront open space on a zoning lot to be comprised of Block 2355, Lots 1 and 20; Block 2361, Lots 1, 20, and 21; Block 2376, Lot 50; and portions of Metropolitan Avenue and North 1st Street (collectively Proposed Development Site); the proposed rezoning area also includes two non-Applicant owned blocks to the east of the Proposed Development Site (Blocks 2356 and 2362). The Proposed Actions would facilitate new construction on the Applicant's Proposed Development Site that would contain approximately 1,250 units, of which 313 units (25%) would be affordable, 50,000 gross square foot of community facility space (a community center), 83,000 gross square foot of commercial space (including 60,000 gross square foot of office and 23,000 gross square foot of local retail), and approximately 250 accessory parking spaces, as well as approximately 3.1 acres of new public open space (plus 2.32 acres of accessible in-river space and 0.86 acres of intertidal area). The Proposed Development would be comprised of two mixed-use towers, with all components expected to be complete and operational by 2027. The project is located at 87 and 105 River Street in Brooklyn, New York.

Contact: Olga Abinader, New York City Department of City Planning, 120 Broadway, 31st Floor, New York, NY 10271, Phone: (212) 720-3493, E-mail:

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Change of Public Hearing

New York County (Manhattan) - The New York State Urban Development Corporation d/b/a Empire State Development (ESD), as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Empire Station Complex Civic and Land Use Improvement Project. A virtual public hearing on the Draft EIS will now be held on May 12, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. instructions to register for the public hearing are available at: Written comments on the Draft EIS will now be accepted until June 11, 2021. The Draft EIS is available from the contact listed below and on line at:

The action involves a comprehensive redevelopment initiative that would: result in a revitalized, transit-oriented mixed use district centered around New York's Pennsylvania Station (Penn Station) and new transit and public realm improvements to enhance access to the area's transportation network; and support the reconstruction and potential expansion of Penn Station.

The Proposed Project would result in the development of ten new buildings on eight development sites in the Project Area. The Project's developments would incorporate new onsite entrances and access ways to Penn Station and public transit. The Project's public realm improvements would enhance the surrounding streetscape and address open space and pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicular circulation.

To allow for the implementation of the Project, ESD would override the New York City Zoning Resolution and other local laws and requirements, as applicable.

The Project's anticipated completion date is 2038 for full Project build-out, subject to market conditions, including demand for the commercial space that comprises the substantial portion of the new development within the Project Area.

The project is generally bounded by Sixth and Ninth Avenues and West 30th and West 34th Streets in Midtown Manhattan, in Community Districts 4 and 5, New York. The Project Area includes all or portions of nine Manhattan tax blocks-Blocks 754, 755, 780, 781, 783, 806, 807, 808, and 809-that encompass Penn Station, Madison Square Garden, and Moynihan Train Hall and surrounding blocks.

Contact: Rachel Shatz, ESD, 633 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017, Phone: (212) 803-2477, E-mail:

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