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This edition: Mega Development in New York City: Policies and Priorities

Episode Details

Original tape date: September 26, 2006.

The topic this month is development, especially mega-development. We want to talk about Hudson Yards, Atlantic Yards, Ground Zero, all proposed mega development sites that are on state land beyond the reach of the city’s community review process. Other proposed megadevelopments, such as Columbia’s plans for a new Manhattanville campus, fall into a grayer area on community review. Even as some of these developments get stalled in disputes over everything from design considerations to eminent domain questions, public benefit authorities such as Battery Park City and Roosevelt Island have been able to proceed with aggressive building programs incorporating environmental sensitivities and affordable housing.
What is the future of large development in the city, and what does it mean for the city’s future?

Guest List

James Gill Chairman, Hugh L. Carey Battery Park City Authority

Hon. Melinda R. Katz NYC Council Member, District 29

Bob Liff Senior Vice President, George Arzt Communications

Ron Schiffman Pratt Institute, Brooklyn