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 - December 4, 2014
    December 1, 2014

    Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Members of the Battery Park City Authority (the “Authority”) will take place on Thursday, December 4, 2014, beginning at 9:30 a.m., at the offices of the Authority, One World Financial Center, 200 Liberty Street, 24th Floor, New York, NY 10281.

    • Meeting of the Members of the Authority (9:30 am); and
    • Meeting of the Directors of the Battery Park City Parks Conservancy (directly after the Meeting of the Members of the Authority).

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

    In Loving Memory of Gary Satriano - June 26th, 1958 – October 25th, 2014
    October 28, 2014

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    The staffs of the Battery Park City Parks Conservancy and the Battery Park City Authority fondly remember Maintenance Foreperson Gary Satriano who passed away on October 25th after a long battle with cancer.

    Gary began working at the BPC Parks Conservancy in 1998 as a plumber. Within three years Gary was promoted to Foreperson of the Maintenance Department. He was one of the employees involved in managing the clean-up of Battery Park City after the World Trade Center attack on September 11, 2001. Throughout his tenure, Gary was a critical person in the maintenance of Battery Park City’s world class parks and open spaces. He took great pride in his work and his staff.

    Gary wore his heart on his sleeve. He openly expressed the way he felt about a situation. He was known for standing up for what he believed to be the right thing. He was often the first to raise an issue of concern to all staff and always believed in safety first. He gave unselfishly to his co-workers at BPCPC and thoroughly enjoyed the mentoring role he took on with younger people. He was passionate to the end about his work at the Battery Park City Parks Conservancy.

    A passionate outdoorsman, Gary loved any opportunity to be outside. During breaks at work he would make music with other staff members, playing his guitar. He is survived by his beloved family: his wife Lori and his four children; Nick, Dayna, Jaclyn, and Brianna. Gary will be sorely missed by everyone at the BPC Parks Conservancy and BPCA.

     

    B.P.C. PEOPLE – Robert Nesmith
    October 27, 2014

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    Title: Chief Contracting Officer
    Department: Administration
    Favorite Battery Park City Spot: North Cove Marina

    Robert Nesmith started his career with BPCA as the Deputy Chief Administrative Officer in February 2013 and was promoted to Chief Contracting Officer this past May. In short time at BPCA, Robert has streamlined the contract monitoring process, created a new vendor responsibility process, and successfully increased Minority and Woman-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE) participation and outreach.

    Robert came to BPCA after 20 successful years at the New York City Comptroller’s office, rising to the position of Director of Research and Litigation Support. He is a graduate of the NYC Management Academy.

    Born in the Bronx, Robert has a BA in Government Affairs/Public Administration from John Jay University and earned a MA in Urban Affairs from Queens College.

    Robert loves to travel, especially to Miami Beach or wherever his favorite football team, the Dallas Cowboys, are playing. He is also an avid NY Yankee fan.

    In addition to being an outstanding BPCA employee, Robert has a lesser known skill – he is the BPCA’s resident expert on BBQ! The next time you see him, ask him to tell you where to go for the best BBQ ribs!

    NOTICE OF MEETINGS - October 22, 2014
    October 20, 2014

    Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Members of the Battery Park City Authority (the “Authority”) will take place on Wednesday, October 22, 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.

    •  Meeting of the Members of the Authority (9:00 am); and
    • Meeting of the Directors of the Battery Park City Parks Conservancy (directly after the Meeting of the Members).

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

    NOTICE OF MEETINGS - July 31, 2014
    July 28, 2014

    Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Members of the Battery Park City Authority (the “Authority”) will take place on Thursday, July 31, 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.

    • Meeting of the Audit & Finance Committee (9:00 am); and 
    • Meeting of the Members of the Authority (9:15 am)

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

    NOTICE OF MEETINGS - June 17, 2014
    June 13, 2014

    Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Members of the Battery Park City Authority (the “Authority”) will take place on Tuesday, June 17, 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.

    • Meeting of the Members of the Authority (9:00 am); and
    • Meeting of the Directors of the Battery Park City Parks Conservancy (directly after the Meeting of the Members).

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

    PUBLIC NOTICE : Route 9A SOUTHBOUND LANE SHIFT FROM MURRAY TO LIBERTY STREETS
    May 30, 2014

    PUBLIC NOTICE

     Saturday Morning, May 31, 2014
    1 A.M. To 11 A.M.

     Route 9A SOUTHBOUND LANE SHIFT FROM MURRAY TO LIBERTY STREETS

    On Saturday, May 31, 2014, between 1 a.m. and 11 a.m., the New York State Department of Transportation will close two of the three lanes southbound on Route 9A (West St.) from Murray to Liberty Street. One lane will remain open for continuous traffic flow during these hours.

    A second lane will be reopened by Saturday morning at 11 a.m. A single lane may remain closed into midday, only if necessary, for final cleanup work.

    When completed, southbound Route 9A will be established on the final design alignment between Murray Street and Liberty Street.

    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

    PUBLIC NOTICE : Route 9A SOUTHBOUND LANE SHIFT FROM MURRAY TO LIBERTY STREETS
    May 23, 2014

    On Saturday, May 31, 2014, between 1 a.m. and 11 a.m., the New York State Department of Transportation will close two of the three lanes southbound on Route 9A (West St.) from Murray to Liberty Street. One lane will remain open for continuous traffic flow during these hours.

    A second lane will be reopened by Saturday morning at 11 a.m.  A single lane may remain closed into midday, only if necessary, for final cleanup work.

    When completed, southbound Route 9A will be established on the final design alignment between Murray Street and Liberty Street.

    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.state.ny.us.

    Important Notice : Battery Park Underpass
    May 13, 2014

    Between May 20 and May 30, the NYC Department of Transportation Division of Bridges will close each tube of the Battery Park Underpass for several nights for maintenance of the standpipe system. The closures will be in effect from 12:01 a.m. until 5:00 a.m. the following morning.

    Variable message signs will be installed to alert motorists. Please see detours below.

    CLOSED, 12:01 a.m. – 5:00 a.m.

    Westbound: May 20 – May 23
    Detour from FDR Drive: Exit onto South Street; continue to Whitehall Street; left onto State Street to Battery Place. Turn left onto Battery Place to West Street.

    Eastbound: May 28 – May 30
    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 the Office of Community Affairs is available to provide information about this project 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 borough of the project, and a return phone number.

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    NOTICE OF MEETINGS - Tuesday, May 6, 2014, beginning at 9 a.m.
    April 30, 2014

    Notice is hereby given that the following meetings will take place on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, beginning at 9 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 Audit & Finance Committee (9:00 am);
    • Meeting of the Members of the Authority (9:30 am);
    • Meeting of the Members of the Authority as the Sole Member of the Battery Park City Parks Conservancy (the “Conservancy”) (10:15 am); and
    • Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Conservancy (immediately following the Meeting of the Authority as the Sole Member).

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

    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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    Additional news available at www.governor.ny.gov
    New York State | Executive Chamber | press.office@exec.ny.gov | 518.474.8418

    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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    Additional news available at www.governor.ny.gov
    New York State | Executive Chamber | press.office@exec.ny.gov | 518.474.8418

    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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    Additional news available at www.governor.ny.gov
    New York State | Executive Chamber | press.office@exec.ny.gov | 518.474.8418

    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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