New York City Economic Development Corporation today released a Request for Proposals (RFP) that seeks to identify entities interested in operating a new marine terminal in the South Bronx. The new terminal would serve businesses on the Hunts Point Peninsula in the South Bronx by providing an alternative to trucking to move food and other products. The proposed project seeks to reduce truck traffic and to improve air quality, particularly in the South Bronx. The investment in a new marine terminal utilizes the region’s vast network of waterways, also designated as “American Marine Highways” by the US Department of Transportation.
New York Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), Council Member Mark Treyger and Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams today announced that they have secured sustainable funding to host free community concerts at the Ford Amphitheater and Seaside Park in Coney Island. iStar will provide $600,000 per year through 2025 to support free summer concerts for the Coney Island community, which will be produced this summer in partnership with City Parks Foundation.
Mayor de Blasio today released findings of a study that determined the City’s comprehensive strategy for the Lower Manhattan Coastal Resiliency (LMCR) project. The study evaluated dozens of adaptation measures and identified a set of strategies to build resilience in Lower Manhattan. The recommendations include developing a plan to extend the Manhattan shoreline into the East River to protect the low-lying and highly constrained Seaport and Financial District area. In addition, the city will advance $500 million for four capital projects to reinforce Lower Manhattan’s coastal areas and provide interim flood protections for the Seaport, parts of the Financial District and Two Bridges neighborhoods, to begin construction between 2019 and 2021.
Coney Island, the world’s greatest urban amusement park, sits at the heart of NYC's economic and cultural life. The neighborhood, today home to over nine acres of world-class amusements, is taking the next steps in its development with new City investments in housing, infrastructure, and commercial space.
Today, First Lady Chirlane McCray and former Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen announced the next four monuments as a part of She Built NYC, an initiative to honor the trailblazing women who have helped shape New York City while addressing the absence of female statues in our public realm. These four women have made extraordinary contributions to society and were nominated by the public as part of an open call conducted last year. The monuments—which include Billie Holiday, Elizabeth Jennings Graham, Dr. Helen Rodríguez Trías, and Katherine Walker—mark a critical step towards creating a more dynamic, diverse, and inclusive collection of permanent public artwork across all five boroughs.