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Affairs & Appointments – December 14, 2012

Affairs and Appointments – December 14, 2012

NEW YORK CITY GOVERNMENT weekly update

  • The Trust for Governors Island Releases a Request for Proposals for One of the Largest Adaptive and  Re-Use Opportunities in the Country
  • Mayor Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor Gibbs, Health Commissioner Farley Announce Life Expectancy for New Yorkers Surpasses All-Time High, Further Outpacing National Gains
  • Mayor Bloomberg Opens New Sports Fields and Picnic Peninsula On Pier 5 at Brooklyn Bridge Park
  • Mayor Bloomberg Signs Two Bills
  • New York City Council Holds Stated Meeting
  • Public Advocate De Blasio, Chambers of Commerce & Local Officials Launch Door-to-Door Campaign to Help Small Businesses Hurt by Sandy
  • Comptroller Liu: Peels Back the Curtain on EDC’s Finances
  • Comptroller Liu: Grounds Taxi of Tomorrow

NEW YORK STATE GOVERNMENT weekly update

  • Governor Cuomo Announces FEMA Disaster Assistance Deadline Extended
  • Governor Cuomo Announces Tax Commission Members
  • Governor Cuomo Deploys Senior Staff to Deliver Christmas Trees to Families Hit Hard by Hurricane Sandy
  • Governor Cuomo Announces $1 Million in Federal Funding to Promote and Support New York’s Specialty Crops and Wine, Beer, and Spirits Industry
  • Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation to Make Unlicensed Practice of Law a Felony
  • Comptroller DiNapoli: Encourages New Yorkers To Invest In A 529 College Savings Plan This Holiday Season, December 13, 2012
  • Attorney General Leads Multi-state Coalition In Action To Curb Climate Change Pollution From Oil And Gas Industry

CURRENT RFPs

    • New this week:
  • i. The Trust: Request for Proposals for Adaptive Re-Use of Historic District Buildings
  • ii. DPR: Development, Operation and Maintenance of a Seasonal Indoor Trapeze Center
  • iii. DDC: Engineering Design and Related Services
  • iv. ACS: Extraordinary Needs Foster Care Services
  • v. BBP: Brooklyn Bridge Park Empire Stores Adaptive Reuse

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULE Week of December 17th – December 21st


NEW YORK CITY GOVERNMENT

The Trust for Governors Island Releases a Request for Proposals for One of the Largest Adaptive and  Re-Use Opportunities in the Country
With many significant capital improvements underway, Governors Island presents an amazing opportunity for innovative enterprises to build on the Island’s spirit and attributes, and establish a presence on the Island.  The Trust for Governors Island is pleased to release this Request for Proposals for the redevelopment and adaptive re-use of over 40 existing historic buildings on Governors Island totaling 1 million square feet for educational, cultural, and commercial uses.

The RFP focuses on the redevelopment of buildings within the Island’s Historic District. These buildings range in size from a 4,000 square foot former officer’s home to a 400,000 square foot former barracks and administrative building designed by the famed architecture firm McKim Mead and White. The 92 acre Historic District is composed of a wonderful collection of 19th and early 20th century buildings set in a park-like landscape with mature trees, natural topography, and broad vistas of the Island, Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn skylines.

The RFP is seeking proposals for single buildings, or multiple buildings, and seeks commercial, educational, cultural, or mixed-use proposals. This RFP represents the next phase of the redevelopment of Governors Island, and capitalizes on these investments to bring the Island closer to its long term potential. To download the RFP, please visit the Trust’s website here.

Mayor Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor Gibbs, Health Commissioner Farley Announce Life Expectancy for New Yorkers Surpasses All-Time High, Further Outpacing National Gains
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Linda I. Gibbs and Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas A. Farley announced that life expectancy in New York City has hit a record high, outpacing the national trend. For more information, click here.

Mayor Bloomberg Opens New Sports Fields and Picnic Peninsula On Pier 5 at Brooklyn Bridge Park
Mayor Bloomberg today opened Pier 5 at Brooklyn Bridge Park, a $26 million five-acre former shipping pier that is now home to three multi-purpose sports fields and an adjacent picnic peninsula. The configuration of the fields is adaptable, serving a variety of sports throughout the seasons – two of the fields can be combined to create a regulation soccer field for collegiate competition, or one field may be divided to accommodate youth soccer matches, and the fields will accommodate lacrosse, rugby, cricket, flag football and ultimate Frisbee.  For more information, click here.

New York City Council Holds Stated Meeting
Last week on December 10th, the New York City Council held a Stated Meeting where it passed and introduced bills, resolutions and land use actions.  To see the agenda from the Stated Meeting, click here.

Mayor Bloomberg  Mayor Bloomberg Signs Two Bills
Intro 968 :This legislation will enable the City to conform its already extensive financial disclosure requirements to applicable provisions of State law.

Intro 599-A : The bill requires taxis to be accessible to the visually impaired.

Public Advocate De Blasio, Chambers of Commerce & Local Officials Launch Door-to-Door Campaign to Help Small Businesses Hurt by Sandy
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, in partnership with more than a dozen business groups, Chambers of Commerce and elected officials today launched the next phase of his ongoing campaign to assist neighborhood businesses impacted by Hurricane Sandy. The new initiative, called “Bounce Back NYC,” sends volunteers and staff members to business districts in the hardest-hit neighborhoods to catalog and promote businesses that have reopened, provide onsite support, and help drive shoppers to these stores, restaurants and retail outlets. The initiative’s website, BounceBackNYC.com, currently includes more than 500 businesses in hard-hit parts of Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan and Staten Island. For more information, click here.

Comptroller Liu: Peels Back the Curtain on EDC’s Finances
City Comptroller John C. Liu today announced that the New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC), the Mayoral-controlled entity that awards corporate subsidies and tax breaks, has instituted unprecedented new measures for transparency and accountability as part of its contract agreement.  Liu made the announcement after his office registered the EDC’s annual $896 million Master and Maritime agreement for the City. For more information, click here.

Comptroller Liu Grounds Taxi of Tomorrow
City Comptroller John C. Liu officially rejected the so-called Taxi of Tomorrow, writing to Mayor Bloomberg that the contract may violate the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and increase the City’s exposure to costly lawsuits. For more information, click here.

NEW YORK STATE GOVERNMENT

Governor Cuomo Announces FEMA Disaster Assistance Deadline Extended
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the deadline for residents living in one of the thirteen disaster-declared counties to register for FEMA assistance has been extended to January 28, 2013. The previous deadline was December 31, 2012. For more information, click here.

Governor Cuomo Announces Tax Commission Members
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the members of the New York State Tax Reform and Fairness Commission, which is charged with addressing long term changes to the state tax system and helping create economic growth.
The members of the New York State Tax Reform and Fairness Commission are:

  • H. Carl McCall (Co-Chair)-Chairman of the State University of New York Board of Trustees
  • Peter J. Solomon (Co-Chair)- Founder and Chairman of investment advisor Peter J. Solomon Company
  • J. Pat Barrett– Chairman of the Olympic Regional Development Authority
  • Dall W. Forsythe-Former Budget Director for the State of New York
  • Thomas H. Mattox– Commissioner of the Department of Taxation and Finance
  • James Parrott– Deputy Director and Chief Economist at the Fiscal Policy Institute
  • Alan D. Schwartz– Executive Chairman of Guggenheim Partners
  • James W. Wetzler– Deloitte Tax LLP, former New York State Tax Commissioner
  • Robert G. Wilmers– Chairman and CEO of M&T Bank
  • Deborah Wright-Chairman, President and CEO of Carver Bancorp, Inc. and Carver Federal Savings Bank

For more information, click here.

Governor Cuomo Deploys Senior Staff to Deliver Christmas Trees to Families Hit Hard by Hurricane Sandy
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo deployed senior members of his administration to help distribute 400 free Christmas trees to residents in communities hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. Members of the Christmas Tree Farmers Association of New York (CTFANY), which represents approximately 400 of New York State’s 850 tree growers, made the tree donations. In the wake of the devastation caused by Sandy in the tri-state area, CTFANY members mobilized to donate free trees to storm victims. The donated fir, pine and spruce trees retail at approximately $50 apiece. For more information, click here.

Governor Cuomo Announces $1 Million in Federal Funding to Promote and Support New York’s Specialty Crops and Wine, Beer, and Spirits Industry
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced $1 million in federal funding to enhance the competitiveness of New York’s agricultural products. The funding will support the research, development and promotion of specialty crops including fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, and nursery crops, and includes $200,000 to help support the growth of the state’s wine, beer, and spirits industry. For more information, click here.

Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation to Make Unlicensed Practice of Law a Felony
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation that will make the unlicensed practice of law a class E felony. “We have no tolerance for scam artists who pose as lawyers and deceive New Yorkers in need of legal help,” Governor Cuomo said. “This new law will help hold accountable individuals who defraud New Yorkers by offering services they are not licensed to provide accountable. I thank the bill sponsors for their efforts on this important legislation.” For most professions licensed by New York State, unlicensed practice constitutes a class E felony but under current law, unlicensed practice of law constitutes a misdemeanor. The new law will make serious instances of unlicensed practice of law a felony.. For more information, click   here.

Comptroller DiNapoli: Encourages New Yorkers To Invest In A 529 College Savings Plan This Holiday Season
With the holiday season here and the end of the year quickly approaching, New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today encouraged New Yorkers to open or contribute to an existing 529 College Savings plan as a holiday gift and take advantage of the tax write-off at the end of the year.  For more information, click here.

Attorney General Schneiderman Leads Multi-state Coalition In Action To Curb Climate Change Pollution From Oil And Gas Industry
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, leading a coalition of seven states,  notified the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of his intent to sue the Agency for violating the Clean Air Act by failing to address methane emissions from the oil and natural gas industry. EPA has determined that methane is a powerful climate change pollutant emitted by the industry in large quantities. Because of this, and the availability of affordable methods for controlling the industry’s methane emissions, Attorney General Schneiderman’s coalition charges that EPA violated the Clean Air Act when it largely ignored methane in recent updates to air pollution emission standards for the industry. For more information, click here.

CURRENT RFP’s

The following Request for Proposals have been recently issued by City and State governmen

Requirements Contract For Engineering Design and Related Services For Small Infrastructure Projects (December 17, 2012) All qualified and interested firms are advised to download the Request for Proposal at http://ddcftp.nyc.gov/rfpweb/ beginning on November 15, 2012 or contact the person listed for this RFP. The contracts resulting from this Request for Proposal will be subject to Local Law 129 of 2005, the Minority-Owned and Woman Owned Business Enterprise (M/WMBE)Program. Task orders issued pursuant to the contract may include “Federal Aid Projects” and as such will be subject to the Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Program. Any project that is subject to the DBE program will not be subject to the M/WBE requirements. The submission date is indicated above. For more information, click here.

Staten Island Incubator (December 19, 2012) NYCEDC is seeking proposals from qualified individuals, organizations or companies (“Respondents”) to develop, market, operate and maintain an incubator space in the Borough of Staten Island, New York with preference for locations which are accessible via public transportation to the St. George Ferry Terminal. NYCEDC may make funding available to help cover specific Incubator start-up costs and operating expenses. NYCEDC will consider incubator programs for (i) startup and small businesses in the technology, new media, services, arts/cultural, culinary and other business sectors (ii) co-working space for freelancers, entrepreneurs, small businesses, and startups, or (iii) a combination thereof. For more information, click here.

Foreign Trade Zone (December 20, 2012) –  NYCEDC, on behalf of the City of New York, is seeking proposals from qualified individuals, organizations or companies to advise and assist NYCEDC in its Alternative Site Framework application and with expansion of its Foreign Trade Zone program. NYCEDC plans to select a consultant on the basis of factors stated in the RFP which include, but are not limited to: the quality of the proposal, experience of key staff identified in the proposal, experience and quality of any subcontractors proposed, demonstrated successful experience in performing services similar to those encompassed in the RFP. For more information, click here.

 Rolling Entrepreneurship Project RFEI  (December 20, 2012) –  NYCEDC seeks to identify additional opportunities to foster the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem in New York City (“the City”). Projects may include initiatives that expand the City’s entrepreneurship infrastructure (e.g., affordable workspace, broadband connectivity), develop entrepreneurial talent in the City, provide resources for entrepreneurs, or propose other ways to foster entrepreneurship and innovation in the City. For more information, click here.

Brooklyn Bridge Park Empire Stores Adaptive Reuse (December 21, 2012) –The Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation, d/b/a Brooklyn Bridge Park, is seeking proposals from qualified developers for the long-term lease, rehabilitation and operation of commercial and retail development in the historic Empire Stores Warehouses located in DUMBO, Brooklyn. A complex of seven contiguous four- and five-story historic warehouses, this site offers a unique and highly visible opportunity to transform a historic waterfront complex into an active retail and commercial destination in one of Brooklyn’s most dynamic neighborhoods.  
For more information, click here.

Brooklyn Bridge Park Empire Stores Adaptive Reuse (December 21, 2012) – The Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation, d/b/a Brooklyn Bridge Park, is seeking proposals from qualified developers for the long-term lease, rehabilitation and operation of commercial and retail development in the historic Empire Stores Warehouses located in DUMBO, Brooklyn. A complex of seven contiguous four- and five-story historic warehouses, this site offers a unique and highly visible opportunity to transform a historic waterfront complex into an active retail and commercial destination in one of Brooklyn’s most dynamic neighborhoods. For more information, click here.

Fiber Challenge (December 27, 2012) – Many of the businesses driving growth in the 21st century require access to reliable, high-speed broadband. Through ConnectNYC, New York City and leading Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are investing in the city’s future as a leader in connectivity and technology. Small and medium-sized commercial and industrial businesses across the five boroughs are invited to compete for free fiber wiring.  Contestants demonstrating the highest potential impact of fiber connectivity – on their own business, nearby businesses, and underserved areas – will become finalists. Finalists will have a chance to win a free build-out of fiber internet connectivity to their place of business. To enter, all contestants must obtain a signed landlord agreement providing ISPs with access to the building if they win. If selected a winner, contestants will be required to sign a one-year service contract with a participating ISP at negotiated market rates before they are eligible to receive a free fiber build-out.  For more information, click here.

Medicaid Reimbursement For Student Transportation (December 27, 2012) – The New York City Department of Education (DOE), on behalf of the Office of Pupil Transportation (OPT), is seeking proposals from organizations with the demonstrated ability to provide and implement a turnkey solution to provide a system for Medicaid Reimbursement for student transportation. The contracted vendor will track all of the data elements required for a Medicaid claim for all students transported on buses regardless of Medicaid status. This will involve tracking approximately 150,000 students on approximately 6,000 bus routes provided by nearly 50 different bus companies traveling throughout New York City. The proposed system must have the ability to transfer data between various systems including those aligned with OPT (such as its routing system, Duologue), vendor school buses, and DOE data bases (such as the TATS). Data collected on students transported will then be reconciled with the existing systems and/or any other applicable Special Education systems in order to track students who are Medicaid eligible and receive transportation service; this data will be then processed for reimbursement. The ENCODE is prepared to enter into a three year requirements agreement with a one- two year option to renew based on performance, with one (1) vendor resulting from this Expedited Competitive Solicitation (SEC). If you cannot download this RFC, please send an e-mail to VendorHotline@schools.nyc.gov with the RFC number and title in the subject. For all questions related to this RFC, please send an e-mail to lrodriguez@schools.nyc.gov with the RFC number and title in the subject line of your e-mail. For more information, click here.

Extraordinary Needs Foster Care Services – (December 2, 2013) – To enter into negotiated acquisition with the two organizations cited below for the continued provision of extraordinary needs foster acre services.

1. Ferncliff Manor
2. Woods Services, Inc.
In accordance with Section 3-04(b)(2)(iii) of the Procurement Policy Board Rules, ACS intents to use the negotiated acquisition process to extend the subject contracts` terms to ensure continuity of mandated services. The term of the contracts is projected to be for one year, from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013. Suppliers may express interest in future procurements by contacting Rafael Asusta at ACS, Child Welfare Services Unit, 150 William Street, 9th Floor, NY, NY 10038 or by calling (212) 341-3511 between the hours of 10 am and 4 pm on business days. For more information, click here.

Shared Agency Transportation Services (January 3, 2013) –  Bid Forms and Specifications may be obtained, free of charge, from the ACS Website, anytime before the Bid Due Date (recommended method). You must register at the ACS Website to obtain a copy of the bid. Copy the link into your browser to go to the appropriate page: http://nyc.gov/html/acs/html/business/business.shtml. For additional information, send all e-mail requests to Doron.Pinchas@dfa.state.ny.us and Alex.Linetskiy@dfa.state.ny.us. Please type the PIN above and type of service into the subject line. Also, type the name of the company, complete address, contact name, phone, and fax numbers into the body of the e-mail. If all else fails, you may call (212) 341-3529 or (212) 341-3457 to make arrangements to pick up a bid package in person.   For more information, click here.

Engineering Design and Related Services (January 14, 2013)-Requirements Contract in connection with green infrastructure work, Boroughs of Queens and the Bronx. All qualified and interested firms are advised to download the Request for Proposal at http://ddcftp.nyc.gov/rfpweb/ beginning on December 14, 2012 or contact the person listed for this RFP. The contracts resulting from this Request for Proposal will be subject to Local Law 129 of 2005, the Minority-Owned and Woman Owned Business Enterprise (M/WMBE)Program. The submission date is indicated above. For more information, click here.

NSP Aftercare Services (January 15, 2013) – (ACS) is seeking appropriately qualified Contractors to provide Non-Secure Placement Aftercare Services (NSP – AC) as a part of its Close To Home initiative. Contractors shall have expertise in successfully implementing program models that address issues commonly faced by youth and families involved in the juvenile justice system. For more information, click here.

Development, Operation and Maintenance of a Seasonal Indoor Trapeze Center- (January 18, 2013) – There will be a recommended Proposer Meeting and Site Tour on Friday, January 4, 2013 at 11:00 AM. We will be meeting at the Hamilton Fish Park Recreation Center, located at Pitt Street, between East Houston Street and Stanton Street. If you are considering responding to this RFP, please make every effort to attend this recommended site visit. For more information, click here.

Mixed Use Development Opportunity In Downtown Brooklyn (February 1, 2013) –The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) is inviting developers to submit proposals for a project in Downtown Brooklyn`s Cultural District consisting of the new construction of a mixed use development including cultural space. A Pre-Submission Conference will be held at HPD, 100 Gold Street, Room 1R, New York, NY on December 19, 2012. Interested organizations are strongly encouraged to attend the conference. If you are planning on attending the conference, please RSVP at the e-mail listed in this notice. People with disabilities requiring special accommodations to attend the Pre-Submission Conference should contact Elizabeth Seward at the e-mail address listed in this notice. For more information, click here.

Fresh Kills Renewable Energy (February 15, 2013) – New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”), on behalf of the City of New York, is seeking proposals for the long-term lease of approximately 75 acres of land on and adjacent to the former Fresh Kills landfill in the borough of Staten Island. Specifically, NYCEDC and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (“NYCDEP”) seek proposals for the ownership, design, construction, and operation of utility-scale installations of solar and wind energy facilities in coordination with the planning of the future Freshkills Park. For more information, click here.

Reinvent Payphones Design Challenge (February 18, 2013) – The City manages a telecommunications network of 11,412 public pay payphones throughout the five boroughs.  Payphone use has decreased with mobile device adoption, but payphones still serve the communications needs of thousands of New Yorkers a day, especially in times of emergency.

WHEN and WHERE: Reinvent Payphones runs from December 4, 2012 – March 5, 2013.  Don’t forget to register for updates. Wednesday, January 23, 2013

  • Open Information Session, 5:30 – 7:00PM (optional)
  • 9 MetroTech Center in Downtown Brooklyn
  • Q&A with City employees who manage payphone infrastructure and public space, and meet other interested participants

For more information, click here.

Bathgate Industrial Site (February 19, 2013) – New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”) is seeking proposals for the purchase of an approximately 109,000 square foot property in the Bronx for development as an industrial facility. The Site is located within the Bathgate Industrial Business Zone, is designated as Industrial by the Fourth Amended Bathgate Urban Renewal Plan, and is zoned M1-4. It is an ideal opportunity for a build-to-suit industrial development. For more information, click here.

Request for Proposals for Adaptive Re-Use of Historic District Buildings (March 14, 2013)-The RFP focuses on the redevelopment of buildings within the Island’s Historic District. These buildings range in size from a 4,000 square foot former officer’s home to a 400,000 square foot former barracks and administrative building designed by the famed architecture firm McKim Mead and White. The 92 acre Historic District is composed of a wonderful collection of 19th and early 20th century buildings set in a park-like landscape with mature trees, natural topography, and broad vistas of the Island, Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn skylines. The RFP is seeking proposals for single buildings, or multiple buildings, and seeks commercial, educational, cultural, or mixed-use proposals. The Bloomberg Administration has invested more than $260 million in Governors Island to bring Governors Island’s infrastructure into the 21st century and create the new park and public spaces.  The infrastructure program upgrades the Island’s electrical and telecommunication utilities, seawall and stormwater system and ferry docks, and makes additional investments in historic stabilization. Most notably, the capital program is funding a new water main and distribution system that will provide potable water to buildings in the Historic District. All of these projects are fully funded, already well underway and on schedule to ensure that these upgraded services are in place for new tenancy and activity.  For more information, click here.

MTA Gun Hill (March 29, 2013) – New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”), on behalf of the City of New York (“City”) in collaboration with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (“MTA”), is seeking proposals (each, a “Proposal”) from qualified developers to purchase, and possibly redevelop, an approximately 550,000 square foot property (“Site”) located at 1824 Allerton Avenue in the Baychester section of the North Bronx. Comprised of the southern portion of Lot 100 in Block 4804 on the Tax Map of the City, the Site is situated in an M1-1 zoning district, which, amongst other uses, typically permits light manufacturing, retail and commercial. This is an open RFP, which allows Respondents over the course of up to approximately one year to submit Proposals for NYCEDC’s review at the following quarterly submission deadlines: 4:00 p.m., Friday June 29, 2012; 4:00 p.m., Friday September 28, 2012; 4:00 p.m., Friday December 21, 2012; and 4:00 p.m., Friday April 29, 2013. For more information, click here.

MTA Avenue I Brooklyn (March 29, 2013) – New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”), on behalf of the City of New York (“City”), in collaboration with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (“MTA”) is seeking proposals (each, a “Proposal”) from qualified developers to purchase, and possibly redevelop, an approximately 7,920 square foot property (“Site”) located at 851 East 15th Street in the Midwood neighborhood of Brooklyn. Comprised of a portion of the larger Block 6699 Lot 47 on the Tax Map of the City, the Site is situated in an R5 zoning district, which typically permits a variety of residential uses. For more information, click here.

MTA 99th Street Queens (March 29, 2013) – New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”), on behalf of the City of New York (“City”), in collaboration with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (“MTA”) is seeking proposals (each, a “Proposal”) from qualified developers to purchase, and possibly redevelop, an approximately 5,000 square foot property (“Site”) located at 103-54 99th Street in the Ozone Park neighborhood of Queens. Comprised of Block 9121 Lot 30 on the Tax Map of the City, the Site is situated in an M1-2 zoning district which typically permits for light industrial and commercial uses. For more information, click here.

MTA East 211th Street (March 29, 2013) – New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”), on behalf of the City of New York (“City”), in collaboration with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (“MTA”) is seeking proposals (each, a “Proposal”) from qualified developers to purchase, and possibly redevelop, an approximately 7,201 square foot property (“Site”) located at 707 E. 211th Street in the Williamsbridge neighborhood of the Bronx. Comprised of Block 4657 Lot 51 on the Tax Map of the City, the Site is situated in an R7A zoning district with a C1-4 overlay, which typically permits for a variety of residential and commercial uses. This is an open RFP, which allows Respondents over the course of up to approximately one year to submit Proposals for NYCEDC’s review at the following quarterly submission deadlines: 4:00 p.m., Friday June 29, 2012; 4:00 p.m., Friday September 28, 2012; 4:00 p.m., Friday December 21, 2012; and 4:00 p.m., Friday April 29, 2013. For more information, click here.

MTA 351 East 139th Street (March 29, 2013) – New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”), on behalf of the City of New York (“City”) in collaboration with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (“MTA”), is seeking proposals (each, a “Proposal”) from qualified developers to purchase, and possibly redevelop, an approximately 6,650 square foot property (“Site”) located at 351 East 139th Street in the Mott Haven section of the South Bronx. Comprised of Block 2302 Lot 50 on the Tax Map of the City, the Site is situated in an R6 zoning district, which typically permits single- and two-family houses, multi-family apartment complexes, and mixed-use development with residential space above office, retail or commercial ground floors.
This is an open RFP, which allows Respondents over the course of up to approximately one year to submit Proposals for NYCEDC’s review at the following quarterly submission deadlines: 4:00 p.m., Friday June 29, 2012; 4:00 p.m., Friday September 28, 2012; 4:00 p.m., Friday December 21, 2012; and 4:00 p.m., Friday April 29, 2013. For more information, click here.

MTA Van Sinderen Avenue Brooklyn (March 29, 2013) – New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”), on behalf of the City of New York (“City”), in collaboration with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (“MTA”) is seeking proposals (each, a “Proposal”) from qualified developers to purchase, and possibly redevelop, an approximately 4,200 square foot property (“Site”) located at 379 Van Sinderen Avenue in the East New York neighborhood of Brooklyn. Comprised of Block 3765 Lot 3 on the Tax Map of the City, the Site is situated in an M1-1 zoning district, which typically permits for light industrial/commercial use. This is an open RFP, which allows Respondents over the course of up to approximately one year to submit Proposals for NYCEDC’s review at the following quarterly submission deadlines: 4:00 p.m., Friday June 29, 2012; 4:00 p.m., Friday September 28, 2012; 4:00 p.m., Friday December 21, 2012; and 4:00 p.m., Friday April 29, 2013. For more information, click here.

MTA East Houston Street (March 29, 2013) – New York City Economic Development Corporation (“NYCEDC”), on behalf of the City of New York (“City”) in collaboration with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (“MTA”), is seeking proposals (each, a “Proposal”) from qualified developers to purchase, and possibly redevelop, an approximately 6,190 square foot property (“Site”) located at 19 East Houston Street in the SoHo neighborhood of downtown Manhattan. Comprised of Block 511 Lot 19 on the Tax Map of the City, the Site is situated in an M1-5B zoning district, which typically permits, amongst other uses, light manufacturing, retail and commercial. The Site is also situated within the SoHo-Cast Iron Historic District. With its prime location at this bustling intersection, the Site serves as the gateway to SoHo and, as the only undeveloped corner, is positioned for crucial transformation. For more information, click here.

Non-Secure Detention Group Homes (May 31, 2013) – ACS Division of Youth and Family Justice is soliciting applications from organizations interested in operating non- secure detention group homes in New York City. This is an open-ended solicitation. For more information, click here.

NYC Industrial Sites (June 13, 2013) –Seeking qualified proposals for the purchase or ground lease and development of one or multiple vacant City-owned industrial parcels. This RFP offers unique opportunities for interested developers and businesses to join the manufacturing and industrial sectors in key industrial neighborhoods in the City. For more information, click here.

Pier 11 Shed Sublease Open (June 21, 2013) NYCEDC is seeking qualified proposals for the disposition and development of an approximately 187,600 square foot shed space (the “Shed Space”) and approximately 189,750 square foot open space (the “Open Space”) on Pier 11 (collectively the “Site”) in Red Hook, Brooklyn. The Site is part of a larger parcel spanning Pier 11, Pier 12 and the Atlantic Basin. The Site is owned by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (the “Port Authority”) and leased to NYCEDC. Through this request for proposals (“RFP”) NYCEDC is seeking proposals for industrial warehousing and distribution operations on the Site. For more information, click here.

Lease Offer For Food Manufacturing Spaces at La Maqueta in East Harlem (September 18, 2013)
NYCEDC is seeking offers to lease food manufacturing step-up spaces at La Marqueta Building 3, a 10,000 square foot, City-owned, public market building located at 115th Street and Park Avenue in East Harlem, New York, when such spaces become available in the late winter/spring of 2013. The spaces available for lease will include three individual commercial kitchens ranging in size from 1,400 to 2,600 square feet and eight individual walk-in coolers ranging in size from 120 to 210 square feet. Kitchens and coolers can be rented separately or together. For more information, click here.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Our new feature Food for Thought presents recently issued policy or research reports which you may find of interest.

Brushes with the law:
Young New Yorkers and the Criminal Justice System  

In the past decade, New York City has transformed its treatment of children and young adults who get in trouble with the law. The city has cut the number of kids it sends to juvenile lockups by two-thirds, investing in a system of alternative programs that provide supervision in young people’s homes and neighborhoods. For older teens and young adults, criminal justice agencies have launched a continuum of services that includes job training, mentorship and education assistance,
designed to get probationers and parolees connected to community-based support systems. The goal is to move young people out of the criminal justice system more quickly, divert them away from jails and prisons, and keep communities whole.This issue of Child Welfare Watch looks at what has changed and what hasn’t. As the city enters its final year under the administration of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, we consider the progress of reforms and the places where they’ve been stymied. And we look at the impact on communities that have long been destabilized by cycles of crime, police scrutiny, arrest and incarceration. To view the rest of the report, click here.

CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULE week of 12/17 – 12/21

Please note that this calendar is subject to change

Subcommittee on Planning, Dispositions and Concessions
Date: Monday, December 17
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: 250 Broadway – Hearing Rm, 16th Fl.
Agenda: For more information, click here.

Committee on Land Use
Date: Tuesday,  December 11
Time:10:00 A
Location: 250 Broadway – Hearing Rm, 16th Fl.
Agenda: For more information, click here.

Committee on Lower Manhattan Redevelopment (Jointly with the Committee on Small Business)
Date:Monday, December 17
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Rm, 16th Fl.
Agenda:  Tour: Small Businesses Affected by Hurricane Sandy in the Lower Manhattan Area

Committee on Finance
Date: Tuesday, December 18
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 250 Broadway – Committee Rm, 14th Fl.
Agenda: For more information, click here.

Committee on Rules, Privileges and Elections
Date: Tuesday, December 18
Time: 10:30 AM
Location: Council Chambers – City Hall
Agenda: For more information, click here.

City Council Stated Meeting
Date: Tuesday, December 18
Time: 1:30 PM
Location: Council Chambers – City Hall
Agenda: For more information, click here.

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