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Offline Shelby2

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Moving the Javits Center to Sunnyside Yards (proposal)
« on: December 02, 2014, 06:28:08 PM »
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"Over the long weekend, an editorial piece in the New York Times joined the chorus pushing for development over the Sunnyside Yards. The article states that New York City is lacking in the convention and conference business, and proposed that the city replace the Javits Center by building a new one at Sunnyside Yards. The article points out the yards’ proximity to Long Island City, which has subway lines and affordable hotels."


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Re: Moving the Javits Center to Sunnyside Yards (proposal)
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2014, 01:53:08 PM »
I'm supportive of this plan, provided they can build the necessary supporting infrastructure to accommodate a project at this scale -- namely schools, parks, community services, affordable housing, etc.

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Re: Moving the Javits Center to Sunnyside Yards (proposal)
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2014, 03:01:49 PM »
I'm supportive of this plan, provided they can build the necessary supporting infrastructure to accommodate a project at this scale -- namely schools, parks, community services, affordable housing, etc.

I hear you rhydewithdis, though given that this is not a residential development, benefit to schools, parks and affordable housing may come from a different structure. An income-generating and tax-paying entity like the larger Javits Center proposes to be, it will inevitably increase the tax revenues which will hopefully be properly allocated to better the community around it. If it leads to residential development around it, then the developers may have to build affordable housing to get their permits. Both Javits Center and the developers will likely have to allocate and improve park/public space in order to get their plans approved as well. Not to mention transportation infrastructure, parking etc..  is part of this as well...

There is one other component which is important to add to this - if the Javits Center site in Manhattan comes up for grabs, developer bids will likely include affordable housing and infrastructure support proposals, both in Manhattan and in the boroughs.

Given how many projects are still in the process of coming out of the ground, and given the complexity of this proposal which I believe is in pre-infancy stage, its details still need to get hammered out before we know what the impacts both positive and negative. 
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Re: Moving the Javits Center to Sunnyside Yards (proposal)
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2014, 10:43:15 PM »
I'm supportive of this plan, provided they can build the necessary supporting infrastructure to accommodate a project at this scale -- namely schools, parks, community services, affordable housing, etc.

and give each resident of sunnyside 50 percent ownership of the brooklyn bridge. that's the sort of thing these folks always promise....

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Re: Moving the Javits Center to Sunnyside Yards (proposal)
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2014, 10:43:15 PM »