The Observer’s Eliot Brown sits down with Governor Spitzer, who is gung-ho about the results of the RFP, but tactfully avoids saying anything concrete about the Rail Yards. Spitzer has been a big figure in West Side real estate politics since his term began a year ago.
The Post reports a job switch between the heads of Brooklyn Bridge Park and Hudson Yards Development Corporation.
NY Metro wonders whether the Javits Center could plausibly move to Sunnyside, given recent bumps in the expansion plan.
The MTA is taking public input for the five developer proposals until December 14. After the designated public comment period, a committee made up of representatives from the MTA and the HYDC will make a recommendation to the MTA Board, who will then be responsible for selecting the developer. This is a very short window of time to make your voice heard, and it’s crucial that the agency know the public demands accountability in this process.
You can comment directly to the MTA in one of two ways:
The MTA’s Web site. You can view the proposals and comment on each individually.
View displays of each proposal, including models, at an MTA-owned storefront near Grand Central Terminal.
Rail Yards Proposals Exhibition
335 Madison Avenue
(Northwest corner of Vanderbilt Avenue and 43rd Street)
Across from Grand Central Terminal
Daily, 8:00 AM– 8:00 PM