Page 26 of 26 FirstFirst ... 162223242526
Results 376 to 384 of 384

Thread: Hudson River Park

  1. #376

    Default

    The large and still growing gap that exists between wealthy and poor New Yorkers has a lot to do with why there is lower demand for middle-income housing. New York is fast becoming a place where you can only build either multi-million dollar or subsidized housing.

    From Fiscal Policy Institute:

    Most of the net job growth, in New York as well as for the nation overall, has occurred among industries like restaurants and retail that pay lower wages. The pre-recession decline in middle-wage jobs continues.

    The past 10 years have essentially been a “lost decade” for typical New York workers since median wages have dropped by almost 7% for men and about 1% for women.
    Manhattan costs are also driven up by difficult logistics.

    As for zoning, what happens to land value as FAR is increased?
    Last edited by ZippyTheChimp; November 19th, 2013 at 06:22 PM.

  2. #377
    Disgruntled Optimist lofter1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    NYC - Downtown
    Posts
    32,654

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by londonlawyer View Post
    I hope that this expedites the redevelopment of that crappy St John's building.
    Quote Originally Posted by ZippyTheChimp View Post
    It will have no effect. The building is in an M2 zone.
    Quote Originally Posted by lofter1 View Post
    Don't be so sure of that ^. Get it into the ULURP process and things can be re-arranged very slyly.
    Quote Originally Posted by ZippyTheChimp View Post
    The area would have to be rezoned with its own proposal and land use review.
    Answers are needed on park air rights sales

    THE VILLAGER
    EDITORIAL
    November 21, 2013

    ... Pier 40 simply has a huge amount of air rights for sale — around 600,000 square feet — and potentially 740,000 more if its pier shed is razed. Meanwhile, the St. John’s Center building across the highway has been a long-coveted development site, only in need of a residential zoning change.

    We hear that, initially, at least, discussions among stakeholders were that a potential air rights transfer from Pier 40 to the St. John’s site would be handled under the state’s General Project Plan, or G.P.P., process. We’re told that, yes, a G.P.P. does involve an extensive public comment period. Yet, the decision on a G.P.P. is ultimately by the much-maligned mechanism of “three men in a room” — the governor and the heads of the Assembly and state Senate.

    The new legislation would seem to indicate that city zoning would, in fact, govern the process — but again, we absolutely need concrete assurances ...

    ... clarify this murky, but very serious, provision that has the potential to radically reshape our communities.

  3. #378

    Default

    Thanks, Lofter. The St. John's terminal is horrible. I'd like to see it replaced with something like 150 Charles or Related's Superior Ink West St project by Stern.

  4. #379
    Disgruntled Optimist lofter1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    NYC - Downtown
    Posts
    32,654

    Default

    It won't be torn down. it will be vertically extended. A few years ago, before the crash, there were preliminary proposals to do that.

    This is from ages ago (October 8th, 2008):

    Quote Originally Posted by lofter1 View Post

    The roof top of the St. John's Center (a privately owned building) has been slated for additional development (there are thousands of un-used FAR available at that site). One proposal from TEN Arquitectos includes some green space on the roof there ...
    550 Washington Street Office Building

    http://www.ten-arquitectos.com/proyecto.php?ip=84 (BIG Images)

  5. #380

    Default

    That's disappointing. It looks atrocious.

  6. #381

  7. #382

    Default

    I would love to see the Chelsea Piers razed and relocated to another area. That dumpy building should be park space. Gyms and rock climbing walls could be relocated elsewhere.

  8. #383

    Default

    good to know what you would love to see ain't happenin'...

  9. #384

    Default

    I know it's not, but it would be great to see a park there.

Page 26 of 26 FirstFirst ... 162223242526

Similar Threads

  1. Hudson Yards
    By Kris in forum New York Skyscrapers and Architecture
    Replies: 1891
    Last Post: April 30th, 2017, 04:10 PM
  2. Pier 57 - Hudson River Park
    By Edward in forum New York City Guide For New Yorkers
    Replies: 96
    Last Post: December 17th, 2013, 05:00 PM
  3. Pier 45 - Hudson River Park
    By Edward in forum New York City Guide For New Yorkers
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: July 10th, 2012, 11:58 PM
  4. Replies: 7
    Last Post: April 26th, 2011, 05:09 AM
  5. Third Avenue Bridge - Across Harlem River
    By Edward in forum New York City Guide For Visitors
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: February 10th, 2002, 07:36 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


Google+ - Facebook - Twitter - Meetup

Edward's photos on Flickr - Wired New York on Flickr - In Queens - In Red Hook - Bryant Park - SQL Backup Software