Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor, State of New York
Battery Park City Authority • 200 Liberty Street • New York, NY 10281 • 212.417.2000

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    NOTICE OF MEETINGS - March 20, 2014
    March 17, 2014

    Notice is hereby given that the following meetings will take place on Thursday, March 20, 2014, beginning at 9:00 a.m., at the offices of the Battery Park City Authority (the “Authority”), One World Financial Center, 24th Floor, New York, New York 10281:

    • Meeting of the Board’s Investment Committee (9:00 am);
    • Meeting of the Board’s Governance Committee (9:30 am); and
    • Meeting of the Members of the Authority (10:00 am).

    Meetings are open to the public for observation, but not for direct participation.  The press is welcome to attend the meetings.

    West Side Highway/Falling Ice Conditions - One World Trade Center
    February 19, 2014

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    To the Tenants of 200 Liberty Street:

    As some of you may have noticed, the Northbound side of West Side Highway is being diverted from Albany Street up to Murray Street. This is due to a fall snow and ice condition from the One World Trade Center building.

    Please do not be alarmed by the police activity outside on the corner of Albany and West Streets. This is solely to divert traffic from the World Trade Center site.

    Thank you,

    Jesse

    JesseEdelman
    Property Manager

    Brookfield Office Properties
    U.S. Commercial Operations

    One World Financial Center
    200 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10281-1003
    T 212.417.7229, F 212.945.0648
    jesse.edelman@brookfield.com
    www.brookfieldofficeproperties.com

    The Pool is Open Again!
    February 18, 2014

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    NOTICE OF MEETINGS - Tuesday, February 18, 2014, beginning at 10:00 a.m.
    February 13, 2014

    Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Members of the Battery Park City Authority (the “Authority”) will take place on  - , at the offices of the Authority, One World Financial Center, 200 Liberty Street, 24th Floor, New York, NY 10281.

    Meetings are open to the public for observation, but not for direct participation.  The press is welcome to attend the meetings.

    Important Notice : Battery Park Underpass, South Tube West Street to FDR Drive
    February 4, 2014

    Manhattan | Community Board No. 1 | February 2014

    The New York City Department of Transportation Division of Bridges will close both lanes of the FDR-bound Battery Park Underpass (south tube) from West Street to the FDR Drive for one night for a walk-through and signal testing in preparation for the NYC Half Marathon scheduled for March 14th. The closure will be in effect on Tuesday, February 11th, or Wednesday, February 12th, between 12:01 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. This work is weather dependent and may be rescheduled for another night as needed.

    To alert motorists of the closure, variable message signs will be placed at various locations. Please see detour below.

    Eastbound Battery Park Underpass CLOSED
    Tuesday, February 11, or Wednesday, February 12
    12:01 a.m. to 4:00 a.m.

    Detour from West Street
    South along West Street, then left onto Battery Place; continue onto State Street becoming Water Street at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal. Proceed one block north on Water Street, then right onto Broad Street. Northbound FDR via FDR U-turn at Whitehall Street.

    Anne Koenig of NYCDOT Division of Bridges Office Community Affairs is available to provide information about this work at 212-839-6307 or akoenig@dot.nyc.gov. For all NYC non-emergency services, including inquiries regarding NYCDOT construction projects, dial 311. Be prepared to give your name, the location of the project, and a return phone number.

    GOVERNOR CUOMO LAUNCHES CITIZEN PREPAREDNESS CORPS TRAINING PROGRAM
    February 3, 2014

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    GOVERNOR CUOMO LAUNCHES CITIZEN PREPAREDNESS CORPS TRAINING PROGRAM

    Program Will Provide Citizens With The Tools They Need To Be Ready And Able To Help Their Families And Neighbors During Emergencies

    Unveils New Website To Serve As One Stop Shop For Information On Additional Trainings, Disaster Preparedness Tips


    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today launched the Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program that will train approximately 100,000 New Yorkers during 2014 in the proper preparation for emergencies or disasters. The program seeks to provide citizens with the tools and resources to prepare for emergencies and disasters, respond accordingly, and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions. Governor Cuomo also announced the launch of a new website www.prepare.ny.gov, to serve as the digital home for the Citizen Preparedness Corps community. The website will offer information about additional trainings, disaster preparedness tips, and ways to volunteer your skills in the event of a disaster.

    “We want our state's citizens to be the most prepared in the nation for natural disasters as we continue to reimagine New York for a new reality,” said Governor Cuomo. “Our first responders displayed incredible skill and dedication during Hurricane Irene, Tropical Storm Lee and Hurricane Sandy. Through the Citizen Preparedness Corps, New Yorkers will also be better prepared to help their communities. Our goal of training 100,000 New Yorkers to be their own first responder in their communities will make New York even more equipped to face future challenges.”

    An outpouring of volunteers attended the first Citizen Preparedness Corps training sessions, with attendance at more than 600 people in Staten Island and 600 people in Suffolk County.

    The trainings, along with future ones, were led by the New York National Guard who worked with experts from the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services’ Office of Emergency Management and Office of Fire Prevention and Control, and local county emergency management personnel.

    Major General Patrick A. Murphy, the Adjutant General NYS Division of Military and Naval Affairs said, “The men and women of the New York Army and Air National Guard understand the value of being prepared for any emergency, since our service members are always there to assist when disaster strikes. Our Soldiers and Airmen are proud to be part of the Governor's effort to better prepare New Yorkers to handle floods, hurricanes, tornados, snowstorms or whatever nature can throw at us. We look forward to engaging our fellow New Yorkers in this important emergency preparedness training.”

    Jerome M. Hauer, Commissioner, NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services said, “I applaud Governor Cuomo for taking an assertive and proactive approach on training citizens for any type of disaster. In times of emergency or extreme difficulty caused by a disaster, it is often citizens in their homes or on their residential blocks who are immediately faced with the need to respond. This training effort will better prepare them for the types of response activities they should engage in to safeguard themselves and their families and possibly their neighbors.”

    The training course will provide an introduction to responding to a natural or man-made disaster. Participants will be advised on how to properly prepare for any disaster, including developing a family emergency plan and stocking up on emergency supplies. Proper preparation in the home will be emphasized with encouragement to ensure that smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, along with fire extinguishers, are all available and in proper working order. Trainers will supply information on what organizations can provide additional support; how to register for NY-Alert, the free statewide emergency alert system; and how to be aware of notifications from such sources as the Emergency Broadcast System. Participants will also be encouraged to get more involved in existing community-based emergency activities that may be organized through local schools, businesses or community-based organizations.

    Each volunteer received a Citizen Preparedness Corps Response Kits that contain key items to assist individuals in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. As an individual, a family member, and member of their community, it is essential that citizens take a few basic steps to be prepared; their quality of life and their loved ones may depend on it. Often during an emergency, electricity, heat, air conditioning or telephone service may not work. Citizens should be prepared to make it on their own for at least 7-10 days, maybe longer. Click here for a photo of the kit.

    Every training participant (one per family) will receive a free Citizen Preparedness Corps Response Starter Kit, which includes:

    • Plastic drop cloth
    • Light stick
    • (2) D Batteries
    • First Aid Kit
    • Face mask
    • Safety goggles
    • AM/FM pocket radio with batteries
    • (6) packs of drinking water
    • (6) food bars
    • Regular flashlight
    • Emergency blanket
    • Duct tape
    • Work gloves
    • Water bottle

    As part of the training, participants will receive information about the other supplies and personal information that they should add to their personal Response Kit.

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    GOVERNOR CUOMO LAUNCHES INITIATIVE TO MENTOR SMALL BUSINESSES IN NEW YORK STATE AND CREATE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY FOR MORE NEW YORKERS
    January 30, 2014

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    GOVERNOR CUOMO LAUNCHES INITIATIVE TO MENTOR SMALL BUSINESSES IN NEW YORK STATE AND CREATE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY FOR MORE NEW YORKERS

    Innovative new program provides small business owners with free, one-on-one assistance from business professionals and successful entrepreneurs to overcome challenges and spur growth

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the official launch of Business Mentor NY, the State’s first, large scale, hands-on mentoring program geared to help entrepreneurs and small businesses across New York State overcome challenges and spur growth. First mentioned in the Governor’s State of the State address, the new initiative builds on the volunteer mentoring efforts that assisted businesses in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.

    “Our Business Mentor NY initiative aims to help small businesses turn a good idea into a sustainable business so that they can create new economic opportunities in communities across the state,” Governor Cuomo said. “Business Mentor NY helps small business owners identify and overcome challenges so that they can continue to grow and strengthen local economies. When fully operational, it will function as one of the largest integrated networks in the country that will meet the needs of all businesses across New York State. I applaud our volunteer mentors who are dedicating their time to help their fellow New Yorkers.”

    The free mentoring program, funded in part through the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and administered by Empire State Development (ESD), connects volunteers working in the private sector to small businesses and minority and women owned businesses (MWBEs) to help them address specific challenges and obstacles to success. The one-on-one guidance and counsel will complement the state’s current network of financial and technical assistance providers that help owners and communities realize their full economic potential.

    “Business Mentor NY is quickly proving to be a tool of success for small businesses across New York State,” said Empire State Development President, CEO & Commissioner Kenneth Adams. “Through this innovative, interactive program, we are harnessing the skills-based volunteerism movement and the very best of New York’s skilled business professionals to give a boost to our entrepreneurs who are facing obstacles and challenges to business growth. While Business Mentor NY is already actively matching mentors to businesses today, the program is also looking toward the future as we work to expand the network to businesses across the State.”

    The robust and diverse mentoring network includes lawyers, accountants, business consultants, successful entrepreneurs and experts in the field of finance, retail, communications and IT, human resources and staffing, public relations, and sales and marketing who are volunteering their time to help businesses with everything from reviewing insurance policies to managing cash flow. The program is being conducted in partnership with MicroMentor, an initiative of Mercy Corps, to leverage its track record of success nationwide, which has found that businesses that participate in formal mentoring programs, such as Business Mentor NY, are more likely to increase their annual revenue, create jobs and launch successful businesses compared to business that do not participate in mentoring programs.

    As part of the second stage of the program, in the spring of 2014, New York State will launch the Business Mentor NY website, allowing small businesses to register for the program online, review mentor profiles and engage with mentors directly. Program administrators will also be available to assist small businesses identify suitable mentors and ensure program quality. In the final stage, Business Mentor NY will be available to small businesses throughout New York State.

    The Business Mentor NY initiative is just one of several initiatives that the state has initiated to support entrepreneurs and jumpstart local economic activity. Other efforts that aim to create a supportive environment for businesses to thrive include a manufacturer’s tax credit, the lowering of the corporate tax rate and the START-UP NY Global Immigrant Business Support Program, an initiative that will provide outreach, export assistance, and mentoring services to first-generation American small business owners.

    Small business or mentors interested in participating in the program should contact Amy Greenstein at 212-803-3216 or agreenstein@esd.ny.gov.

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    MEDIA ADVISORY: I LIFT NY SUPER CRANE ENTERS NYC HARBOR
    January 29, 2014

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    MEDIA ADVISORY: I LIFT NY SUPER CRANE ENTERS NYC HARBOR
    *** FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY ***
    JANUARY 30, 2014

    What: New York Welcomes the I Lift NY super crane
    When: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 9:00 AM
    Where: Port Jersey Facility – Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
    Northeastern most point of Port Jersey Boulevard
    Jersey City, New Jersey

    From Manhattan: Holland Tunnel to New Jersey Turnpike/I-78 to exit 14A
    **Click here to see route in yellow **

    The I Lift NY super crane is one of world’s largest floating cranes and will be used in the construction of the New NY Bridge to replace the Tappan Zee. I Lift NY will be docking at a private facility in Jersey City, where it will be berthed until it is moved to the New NY Bridge project site this spring.

    Brian Conybeare, special advisor to NY Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, and Carla Julian, Community Outreach/Diversity Manager for Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC., will provide information and take questions from the media.

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    NOTICE OF MEETINGS - January 28, 2014
    January 23, 2014

    Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Members of the Battery Park City Authority (the “Authority”) will take place on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, beginning at 9:00 a.m., at the offices of the Authority, One World Financial Center, 200 Liberty Street, 24th Floor, New York, NY 10281.

    Meetings are open to the public for observation, but not for direct participation.  The press is welcome to attend the meetings.

    2014 Annual Art Exhibition
    January 15, 2014

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    200 Vesey Street - West Street Lobby Closure
    January 3, 2014

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    To the Tenants of 200 Liberty Street,

    Please be advised that as of Monday, January 6th the West Street entrance of 200 Vesey Street will be permanently closed. Temporary Walls will be constructed blocking access to the West Street Lobby within the month.

    Please notify your co-workers so that they are aware of this closure.

    Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

    Thank you,
    Andrew

    GOVERNOR CUOMO DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY AS WINTER STORM HITS NEW YORK STATE
    January 2, 2014

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    GOVERNOR CUOMO DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY AS WINTER STORM HITS NEW YORK STATE

    Separate winter weather storms combining to affect every corner of the State; road closures impacting Interstate 84, Interstate 87, and the Long Island Expressway


    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today declared a statewide state of emergency as a major winter storm has already started to bring heavy snow, sub-zero temperatures and high winds across New York State. A state of emergency mobilizes resources to local governments that otherwise are restricted to state use only and allows the Governor to suspend laws and regulations that would impede rapid response.

    The Governor urged New Yorkers to avoid traveling and stay inside their homes until the worst of the storm has passed.

    “As this winter storm unfolds, bringing heavy snow and high winds to many parts of the state, I strongly urge all New Yorkers to exercise caution, avoid travel, and stay indoors,” Governor Cuomo said. “To ensure an effective and rapid response to this winter storm, I am declaring a statewide state of emergency, so resources can get to communities where they are needed as quickly as possible.”

    Click here to view a copy of the Governor’s Executive Order. Click here to listen to audio from the Governor’s latest winter storm briefing conference call.

    Steps taken to ensure readiness include:

    Roads and Bridges
    The following actions will allow plow operations on critical roadways to be maintained overnight while ensuring driver safety:

    • · Vehicular traffic will be banned on the following roads beginning at midnight tonight with an anticipated reopening at 5a.m. dependent upon weather conditions: Interstate 84 from the Pennsylvania state line to the Connecticut state line; Interstate 87 from exit 24 in Albany to the New York City border and the Long Island Expressway in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. The ban will be enforced with a combination of entrance closures and police enforcement. Violators of the ban will be subject to a Class B misdemeanor.
    • · Interstate 84 from the Pennsylvania state line to the Connecticut state line will be closed to commercial truck traffic due to the winter weather conditions beginning at 5 p.m. All commercial vehicles including large trucks (over 26,000 pounds GCWR/GVWR), tractors, tractor trailers and buses will not be permitted on the 70-mile stretch of highway. Interstate 84 will be closed to all traffic beginning at midnight. The ban will remain in effect until further notice.
    • · Motorists using bridges should allow extra travel time and operate at reduced speeds due to wet roadways. As the storm intensifies, high winds and white out conditions may result in intermittent bridge or ramp closures. Certain vehicles, including motorcycles, tractor trailers, step vans, mini buses, trucks with open backs, cars pulling trailers, motorhomes, and vehicles carrying plate glass, may be temporarily barred from using crossings due to high winds and wet roadways.
    • · A 35 mph speed limit is in effect on the Tappan Zee Bridge.
    • · There are approximately 470,000 tons of salt on hand across the state to pre-treat roads as precipitation begins.
    • · All Thruway and New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) maintenance headquarters will be fully staffed around the clock for the duration of the storm.
    • · The contractor building the New NY Bridge, Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC (TZC) will suspend all construction work on Friday due to the impending storm. TZC is currently securing all marine vessels at the project site. Crane booms and other equipment are being tied down, double checked and positioned to avoid any potential damage. TZC will maintain a small crew on site overnight to continuously monitor conditions and respond immediately to any problems.


    The New York State Department of Transportation and New York State Thruway Authority have plows available statewide to clear snow and treat roads with salt and are sending additional plows to assist with snow operations in Long Island. NYSDOT crews in will be out before the storm pre-treating the roads with salt to help slow ice and snow buildup. In addition, NYSDOT has private contractors on standby with additional equipment and personnel to be deployed as necessary.

    Public Transportation

    • · Trains will be parked on underground express tracks to keep them safe from the weather, which may curtail some express service on subways.
    • · The MTA advises customers that cold temperatures and blowing snow may require suspension of some portions of the region’s bus and commuter train operations, in order to protect customers and employees. Customers should avoid non-essential travel and should check service status at mta.info or calling 511 before beginning journeys.
    • · The MTA has prepped and deployed its fleet of snow- and ice-busting equipment to keep outdoor tracks, switches and the electrified third rail clear of snow and ice. The subway system has almost 220 miles of outdoor track, and vulnerable outdoor areas include the A train in the Rockaways, the N, B and Q trains in Brooklyn and the 5 line in the Bronx.
    • · Almost 500 people have been deployed to spread salt and clear snow and ice from subway stairways and platforms tonight, with 840 on the overnight tour.
    • · Personnel have been deployed to help keep bus stops clear of ice and snow. Employees and equipment have been strategically placed to respond to any problems buses may encounter on the road. Special attention is paid to hilly routes which could pose problems. All buses will have chains installed by 7 p.m. this evening, and most articulated buses will be replaced with standard buses, which are easier to maneuver in snow and ice.
    • · NYCT Buses will have 2,900 buses equipped with tire chains tonight, along with 25 snow-fighting trucks and 10 two trucks.
    • · MTA Bridges and Tunnels has nearly 100 snow-fighting vehicles staffed and ready and more than 7,000 tons of snow-melt available.
    • · Subways have six de-icers crewed and operating in rail yards.
    • · Long Island Rail Road has 16 large pieces of snow removal equipment on the rails, including a large spreader-ditcher known as “Darth Vader.” Metro-North Railroad has five cold air blowers and three snow jets – jet engines mounted on rail cars – to clear snow.
    • · The LIRR may suspend service for the sake of customers and personnel if snow accumulations reach between 10-13 inches. Crews will be out in force to clear tracks and the third rail used to power electric trains.
    • · LIRR may also run on modified schedule on Friday depending on overnight conditions.
    • · LIRR waiting rooms will remain open overnight and through the weekend to give customers shelter as they wait for trains.
    • · The predicted severity of the winter storm will likely require Metro-North to change its scheduled service. As the evening progresses, train service may be reduced or suspended, depending upon weather conditions, to prevent trains from becoming stranded during the storm. Details will be posted at mta.info and sent to MTA customers via email, text message and Twitter.
    • · The best way to stay informed about railroad, subway and bus status is to subscribe to up-to-the-minute service alerts right from the MTA. Sign up at mymtaalerts.com for email or text messages.
    • · Several major long-haul bus carriers will cease operations from the Port Authority Bus Terminal to points north of New York City. Travelers are strongly urged to check with their bus carriers before heading to the terminal this evening and tomorrow.
    • · PATH service is operating normally.


    Power

    • · The New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) has extended its call center helpline hours beginning today, January 2 until 7:30 p.m., and continuing from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Friday, January 3, and Saturday, January 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., if needed, to assist consumers in storm preparation and response efforts. The helpline number is 1-800-342-3377.
    • · PSC staff will continue to monitor the utilities’ efforts throughout the storm and during the restoration period.
    • · The electric utilities are prepared to respond to power disruptions throughout the event. In total, approximately 3,800 field workers are available to respond statewide. Additional crews are also available through mutual assistance, if needed.


    Airports

    • · The four New York City airports are open, but airlines are operating on a significantly reduced schedule, with more than 412 flights cancelled as of mid-afternoon. Crews are applying anti-icing chemicals to runways and taxiways to keep them free of ice. In the event that some travelers become stranded, airport personnel are preparing cots, blankets and other essentials to assist customers. All air travelers should check with their carriers before traveling to the airport.


    Public Safety

    • · All specialty vehicles in the State Police’s fleet including ATV's, snowmobiles and four wheel drive vehicles have been prepared for emergency response use. All emergency power and communications equipment has been tested.
    • · State Police troopers normally assigned to Traffic Incident Management and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement troopers have been re-assigned to patrol duties for this storm.
    • · State Police will provide staff to any county emergency operations centers that may be activated to help coordinate responses with local agencies.
    • · The Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services has staff in Emergency Operation Centers to coordinate state and county responses in affected areas.


    The National Weather Service has issued the following information based on the combined winter storms:

    • · Nassau and Suffolk Counties: a Blizzard Warning is in effect from Thursday at 6:00p.m. until Friday at 1:00p.m. Total snowfall accumulations of 6-10 inches are forecast. Sustained winds of 25 to 35mph with gusts to 45 mph are forecast.
    • · Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, Richmond Counties: a Winter Storm Warning in effect from Thursday at 6:00p.m. until Friday at 1:00p.m. Total snowfall accumulations of 6 to 8 inches are forecast. Sustained winds of 15 to 25mph with gusts to 35 mph are forecast.
    • · Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Ulster and Westchester Counties: a Winter Storm Warning is also in effect from Thursday at 4:00a.m. until Friday at 10:00a.m. Total snowfall accumulations of 8 to 12 inches are forecast. Sustained winds of 10 to 15mph with gusts to 25mph are expected.
    • · Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Herkimer, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren and Washington Counties: a Winter Storm Warning in effect from tonight at 10:00p.m. until Friday at 10:00a.m. Total snowfall accumulations of 6 to 12 inches are forecast. Sustained winds of 10 to 15mph with gusts to 25mph are expected.
    • · Jefferson and Lewis Counties: a Wind Chill Warning has been issued until 12:00 p.m. on January 3rd. Winds are expected to be 10 to 20 mph. Wind chill temperatures are expected to be as low as 25 below zero tonight and as low as 35 below zero Thursday night.
    • · Oswego County: a Winter Storm Warning which is in effect until Friday at 10:00a.m. Total snowfall accumulations of 6 to 12 inches are forecast.
    • · Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming Counties: a Winter Storm Warning has been issued until January 3rd at 10:00 a.m. Total snowfall accumulations of 4 to 8 inches are forecast.

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    STREET CLOSURES - December 31, 2013 until 3:00 a.m. on January 2, 2014
    December 31, 2013

    Mayoral Inauguration
    Residential Impact Notice

    Mayoral Inauguration

    A NOTE FROM THE COMMUNITY BOARD
    REGARDING EVENTS AROUND CITY HALL
    ON NEW YEAR'S DAY

    Dear Community Members and Stakeholders:
    As we prepare for the Mayoral Inauguration, we would like to share with you detailed information regarding the upcoming ceremony, including street closures, traffic, parking and pedestrian impacts.

    The event is for ticket holders, and it will take place at City Hall Plaza on Wednesday, January 1, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

    Please note that vehicle and pedestrian access in the immediate area of City Hall will be affected during this time. We encourage you and your fellow residents, tenants, employees and outside guests in this immediate area to avoid scheduling deliveries from 4:00 p.m. on December 31, 2013 until 3:00 a.m. on January 2, 2014.

    STREET CLOSURES

    Chambers Street between Broadway and Centre Street will be CLOSED to traffic and parking from 4:00 p.m. on December 31, 2013 until 3:00 a.m. on January 2, 2014.
    Broadway between Worth and Vesey Streets will be CLOSED to traffic from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on January 1, 2014.
    Park Row between Broadway and Spruce Street/Brooklyn Bridge will be CLOSED to traffic from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on January 1, 2014.

    PARKING RESTRICTIONS

    The following streets will not have access to parking:
    · Park Place, Murray and Warren Streets between Broadway and Church Street
    · Chambers Street between Broadway and Centre Street
    · Broadway between Reade and Vesey Streets
    · Park Row/Centre Street between Broadway and Reade Street
    · Spruce Street between Nassau and Williams Street

    IMPORTANT NOTES:

    · To cross Broadway, pedestrians will be directed north of Chambers Street and south of Vesey Street.
    · Use public transportation whenever possible to stations outside of the event area.
    No vehicles will be allowed on all closed streets, including official permit parking, and all cars parked illegally will be towed. If you have further questions, please call 311 or visit
    www.nyc.gov. We appreciate your understanding and assistance during this time. We apologize for any inconvenience, and thank you in advance for your cooperation.

     

     

    Tomorrow's Board Meeting is CANCELLED
    December 16, 2013

    The Board’s Governance and Audit & Finance Committees Committee meetings and Members meeting scheduled for Tuesday, December 17, 2013, at 9:00 a.m., has been - CANCELLED.

    Blue Angel Flyover
    December 12, 2013

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    To the Tenants of 200 Liberty Street:

    Tomorrow, Friday, December 13th, seven F/A-18 Hornet aircraft piloted by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels flight demonstration squadron will fly over the Hudson River to take promotional photos in front of One World Trade Center. Six aircraft will fly in formation and one will take photos. The flight will depart from Teterboro Airport in New Jersey at approximately 1:15 PM and will consist of three passes over the Hudson River heading south, then north, and south again at a height of approximately 1,000 feet.

    Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

    Sincerely,
    Andrew Sampson
    Assistant Property Manager

    Brookfield Office Properties
    U.S. Commercial Operations
    One World Financial Center 200 Liberty Street, Lobby Level, New York, NY 10281-1003
    T 212.417.7233, F 212.945.0648
    Andrew.Sampson@brookfield.com

    NOTICE OF MEETINGS - Tuesday, December 17, 2013
    December 12, 2013

    Notice is hereby given that the following meetings will take place on Tuesday, December 17, 2013, beginning at 9:00 a.m., at the offices of the Battery Park City Authority (the “Authority”), One World Financial Center, 24th Floor, New York, NY 10281:

    • Meeting of the Board’s Governance and Audit & Finance Committees Committee (9:00 am); and
    • Meeting of the Members of the Authority (10:00 am).

    Meetings are open to the public for observation, but not for direct participation.  The press is welcome to attend the meetings.

    200 Vesey - West Street Lobby Closure
    November 27, 2013

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    To the Tenants of 200 Liberty Street,

    Please be advised that the West Street entrance of 200 Vesey Street will be closed from Friday morning, November 29th until Wednesday morning, December 4th.

    Please notify your co-workers so that they are aware of this closure.

    Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

    Thank you,

    Brookfield Office Properties
    U.S. Commercial Operations

    One World Financial Center 200 Liberty Street, Lobby Level, New York, NY 10281-1003
    T 212.417.7233, F 212.945.0648
    Andrew.Sampson@brookfield.com

    PUBLIC NOTICE - UPDATE : VESEY STREET PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE REMOVAL
    November 21, 2013

    VESEY STREET PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE REMOVAL CONTINUES
    THE
    WEEKEND OF NOVEMBER 22-25, 2013

    Removal of the eastern span (over northbound Route 9A) from
    8 PM, Friday, November 22 to
    5 AM, Monday, November 25

    One northbound lane and two southbound lanes will be OPEN on Route 9A (West St) during the above times. 

    Expect major delays on West Street for extended periods.

    MOTORISTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO USE ALTERNATE ROUTES.

    The Vesey Street Pedestrian at-grade crossing will be closed.  When crossing Route 9A, pedestrians are encouraged to use newly opened Concourse between the PATH Station and Brookfield Place, or the pedestrian crosswalks at Murray, Warren or Chambers Streets.

    Battery Park City access/egress will be closed at Vesey and Murray Streets, and the Goldman Sachs lay-by lane, during the above times.  MOTORISTS MUST USE CHAMBERS OR WARREN STREETS.

    If you have further questions or require any additional information, please contact the Community Outreach Liaison, Julie Nadel, by telephone at 1-800-714-0454 or by e-mail at route9a@dot.ny.gov.

    NOTICE OF MEETINGS AND AGENDAS - Tuesday, November 19, 2013
    November 18, 2013

     Notice is hereby given that the following meetings will take place on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, beginning at 9:00 a.m., at the offices of the Battery Park City Authority (the “Authority”), One World Financial Center, 24th Floor, New York, NY 10281:

    • Meeting of the Board’s Investment Committee (9:00 am);
    • Joint meeting of the Board’s Audit & Finance and Governance Committees (9:30 am); and
    • Meeting of the Members of the Authority (10:00 am).

    Meetings are open to the public for observation, but not for direct participation.  The press is welcome to attend the meetings.

    Hugh L. Carey Battery Park City Authority
    Meeting of the Investment Committee
    One World Financial Center
    New York, New York 10281
    November 19, 2013
    9:00 a.m.
    AGENDA

    I.  CALL TO ORDER
    II.  APPROVAL OF THE JULY 30, 2013 MINUTES
    III.  FOR DISCUSSION ONLY
         A. Investment Performance Report for the period ending July 31, 2013.
    IV. MOTION TO ADJOURN

    Hugh L. Carey Battery Park City Authority
    Meeting of the Governance and Audit & Finance Committees
    One World Financial Center
    New York, New York 10281
    November 19, 2013
    9:30 a.m.
    AGENDA

    V. CALL TO ORDER
    VI. APPROVAL OF THE SEPTEMBER 24, 2013 JOINT GOVERNANCE AND AUDIT & FINANCE COMMITTEE MINUTES
    VII. RECOMMENDATIONS:
         1.Recommendation of Proposed Post-Issuance Tax Compliance Policy and Procedures
    VIII. FOR DISCUSSION ONLY
         A. Annual Pre-Audit Presentation (for the Audit Year Ended October 31, 2013)
    IX.MOTION TO ADJOURN

    Hugh L. Carey Battery Park City Authority
    Meeting of the Members
    One World Financial Center
    New York, New York 10281
    November 19, 2013
    10:00 a.m.
    AGENDA

    I. CALL TO ORDER
    II. APPROVAL OF THE OCTOBER 22, 2013 MINUTES
    III. CHAIRMAN’S REPORT
    IV. COMMITTEE REPORTS

    A.Investment Committee
    B.Governance and Audit & Finance Committees

    V.  REPORT FROM THE DIVERSITY DIRECTOR
    VI.  CORPORATE ACTION

    A. Authorization to Execute Contract with D’Onofrio General Contractors Corp.
    B. Authorization to Create an Other Post-Employment Benefits Trust
    C. Authorization to Execute Contract with Elite Construction of NY LLC
    D. Adoption of Post-Issuance Tax Compliance Policy and Procedures
    E. Authorization to Amend Contract with Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP
    F.  Authorization to Amend the NYMEX Ground Lease

    VII. MOTION TO CONDUCT EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS MATTERS PERTAINING TO THE PROPOSED ACQUISITION, SALE OR LEASE OF REAL PROPERTY, PERSONNEL MATTERS & LITIGATION
    VIII.MOTION TO ADJOURN

    WITH HOLIDAYS APPROACHING
    Free Cardio Sculpting
    Class Meets Mondays

    November 15, 2013

    Everyone is welcome at the weekly cardio sculpting class conducted by “Shape Up NYC” in Battery Park City. The class is held Mondays starting at 6 p.m. at the convenient BPC Parks Conservancy space, 6 River Terrace.

    As part of New York City’s “Shape Up NYC” programs, this class utilizes one’s own body weight as well as boot camp style moves to improve conditioning, balance and flexibility. No advanced registration is required.

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