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Old Posted Feb 1, 2010, 8:34 PM
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Send the NIMBYs somewhere far worse than Staten Island or any other island... Send them right to New Jersey...
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Old Posted Feb 2, 2010, 2:20 AM
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Send the NIMBYs somewhere far worse than Staten Island or any other island... Send them right to New Jersey...
They would only find something else to whine about. The problem fo them is no one would care as much. Why they're always taken so seriously in Manhattan is an issue for the media.
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Old Posted Feb 17, 2010, 2:37 PM
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Petition to get the second station on the 7 line extension into Hudson Yards built...
http://www.buildthestation.com/
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Petition to get the second station on the 7 line extension into Hudson Yards built...
http://www.buildthestation.com/
While I agree the decision to not even build a shell for the 10th Avenue station was stupid and shortsighted, I wonder if this REBNY petition is too little too late. Where were they last year or two years ago when the digging started? It's my understanding that the TBMs will be finished digging the tunnels by this summer. Does anyone know how this will affect the MTA's ability to excavate this station?
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In fact, according to the Times article, there's a building going up on the site where the station entrance is supposed to be. If I remember correctly, the original design for the station had it integrated with the new building. How are they going to do that now?

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...“We think it should have two stops,” said Steven Spinola, president of the Real Estate Board. “There is substantial growth already taking place near 10th and 41st. For them to quietly let the station evaporate, without anyone telling anybody, is a mistake.”

The station’s status is not exactly news, however. City and transit authority officials say that the station was eliminated from the plans more than two years ago, and it was not a secret. There were newspaper articles and protests by elected officials, including Senator Charles E. Schumer and Representative Jerrold Nadler. The city and the authority did retain an “option” with its construction contractor to build the second station, but that expired in September 2008.

For now, the plan is to continue to cut a tunnel from 34th and 11th to the current No. 7 terminus at Times Square. The tunnel will pass by 41st and 10th, where the second station was to be built.

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Mr. Spinola said developers like Joseph Moinian and Larry Silverstein and tenants in some of the new towers on 42nd Street had long understood that the station would be built. The board, in fact, is so eager to see plans for it resurrected in these financially trying times that it says local landlords may be willing to provide some cash, say $50 million of the $800 million cost.

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But not all landlords are up in arms about the omission. Unlike commercial developers, residential developers on the West Side have long said the subway extension was a good idea but not critical to their success.

“It helps residential guys,” said Tom Elghanayan, chairman of TF Cornerstone. “But if it’s not built, it’d be fatal for commercial development. That means no office development in that part of town.”

Cornerstone recently completed and leased a building with 395 apartments on the east side of 10th Avenue, between 37th and 38th Streets. It is now finishing a two-tower building on the west side of the avenue with 865 apartments.

The second station would be on land at 41st Street and 10th Avenue where Related Companies is erecting a large residential tower. “I’m not slowing my building down for it,” said Related’s chief executive, Stephen M. Ross. “We were told there’s no money around at all. God knows, the M.T.A. doesn’t have any money.”
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so what will happen when NYC is out of developable space?
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Simple: Beautiful old buildings get torn down for plain glass boxes
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Simple: Beautiful old buildings get torn down for plain glass boxes
Or ugly, old, and impractical buildings get torn down for towers to house the city's economic growth. The alternative is to have a dead city, and New York has shown over the years that it will be anything but.
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so what will happen when NYC is out of developable space?
Queens will get some love.
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Or ugly, old, and impractical buildings get torn down for towers to house the city's economic growth. The alternative is to have a dead city, and New York has shown over the years that it will be anything but.
juuuuust being cynical...
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Queens will get some love.
The City has been pushing to create the city's fourth largest business district in Long Island City, but it has been slow to develop. Even Downtown Brooklyn has seen more residential than commercial towers develop. But the boom times will return, and the drought in new office construction now will be force a flood of new construction.
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for the first time ever im gonna be a nimby on this project it needs to be shorter so its not blocking the empire state building. They need to keep buildings away from it and shorter than it for ones that are close. I like right now how its in the center and theirs buildings on the otskirts and behind it but no supertall should be up farther than downtown than esb. The new proposal is perfect the original one was definately too big.
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for the first time ever im gonna be a nimby on this project it needs to be shorter so its not blocking the empire state building. They need to keep buildings away from it and shorter than it for ones that are close. I like right now how its in the center and theirs buildings on the otskirts and behind it but no supertall should be up farther than downtown than esb. The new proposal is perfect the original one was definately too big.
your entitled to your opinion but i think this site has to be built big...the ESB has held is place for almost 80 yrs. its time for a change and i think the Hudson Yards is the perfect place for supertalls that will rival the ESB. This is NYC's last piece of developable space,lests do it right and build HUGE towers that will rival some of the worlds tallest structures.
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The area is already zoned for large towers, that is what we'll eventually see here. How tall though? That's another question.
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Send the NIMBYs somewhere far worse than Staten Island or any other island... Send them right to New Jersey...
Staten Island better than Jersey?
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Staten Island better than Jersey?
Sure is! Don't hate, appreciate, bitches.

P.S. The last thing we need here in Staten Island is more NIMBYs. Pass!
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Old Posted Mar 29, 2010, 1:23 PM
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P.S. The last thing we need here in Staten Island is more NIMBYs. Pass!
Not to continue this off topic business, but check out the movie "Staten Island". It does for Staten Island what the "Sopranos" did for Jersey...
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if only building over the railyards wasnt so super-complicated, time consuming and expensive.

lets dont forget the other and even more practical site for supertalls is over on the eastside of manhattan south of the united nations.

we are out of the worst of the financial crisis -- which site will get built up first?
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lets dont forget the other and even more practical site for supertalls is over on the eastside of manhattan south of the united nations.
There's no immediate subway service there, and the area is mostly residential, which is one of the reasons there was only one commercial tower planned there in the con ed redevelopment plan.
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http://www.observer.com/2010/real-es...s-go-1200-foot

For Steve Ross, Rail Yards Rent Starts When Apartments Cost $1,200 a Foot

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The M.T.A. on Monday made public its new $1 billion deal with Stephen Ross' Related Companies to develop the West Side rail yards, and in it are some details about just when the agency can start to expect taking in rent for selling off the air over its giant 26-acre LIRR yard by the Javits Center.

According to the agreement, which is up for full board approval Wednesday and still needs to be signed by Related, the developer does not need to close on the deal until:

-Midtown office space availability rates hit 11 percent, according to brokerage CB Richard Ellis. While the current rate is at 14.8 percent as of March, 11 percent is relatively achievable, as according to CBRE numbers, midtown averaged well below 11 percent between 2005 and 2007.

-Manhattan co-op and condo sales price achieve an average $1,200 a square foot for a sustained period (it's slightly more nuanced than this). The fourth quarter of 2009 saw an average price of $1,051, according to Miller Samuel. The rate has cracked $1,200 a foot in three separate quarters in the last cycle, hitting a peak $1,322 a foot in the second quarter of 2008.

-The architectural billings index must pass 50 for the commercial sector. It's currently at a bit below 45, and was last over 50 in early 2008.
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