Brookdale

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Last Updated September 12, 2016

In conjunction with the New York City Department of Sanitation, NYCEDC is working with the community on a development plan for the Manhattan block bordered by E25th St, the former E26th St, 1st Avenue, and the FDR Drive.

Project Overview

The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) proposes to construct a consolidated garage facility to house sanitation trucks and street sweepers serving the east side. This equipment is currently housed across the city, leading to inefficient trips and increased wear and tear. The facility entrance and exit will face the former E26th St, which also serves as a private drive for Bellevue Hospital. The E25Th St. face of the building will contain a pedestrian entrance for DSNY office workers, the potential for new commercial space, and the length of the sidewalk will receive streetscape improvements including new tree plantings and benches.

Project Overview Documents:

Brookdale Fact Sheet

Brookdale Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Community Meetings

In February 2015, EDC and DSNY began a community process to identify local priorities for the bookend development sites fronting 1st Avenue and FDR Drive respectively.

Download the February 4, 2015 presentation to Manhattan Community Board 6 Land Use Committee:

February 4, 2015 CB6 Land Use Committee Presentation

Download the March 19, 2015 Public Open House boards:

March 19 Public Open House Boards

Download the April 1, 2015 presentation to Manhattan Community Board 6 Land Use Committee:

April 1, 2015 CB6 Land Use Committee Presentation

Download the May 6, 2015 presentation to Manhattan Community Board 6 Land Use Committee:

May 6, 2015 CB6 Land Use Committee Presentation

Environmental Review

DSNY, as lead agency, released the Draft Scope of Work for the Brookdale Environmental Impact Statement on May 22nd:

Brookdale Draft Scope of Work

A Public Scoping Meeting on the Draft Scope was held on June 22nd, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Hospital for Joint Diseases, Loeb Auditorium, 301 East 17th Street, New York.

The presentation from the June 22nd Public Scoping Meeting can be downloaded here.

Brookdale Public Scoping Meeting

The full transcript from the June 22nd Public Scoping Meeting can be downloaded here.

June 22nd Brookdale Public Scoping Meeting Transcript

A second Public Scoping Meeting on the Draft Scope was held on July 15th, 2015 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at the Brookdale Auditorium, 425 East 25th Street, New York.

The transcript from the July 15th Public Scoping Meeting will be available for download at this location soon.

Comments may be  given orally or in writing at the meeting. Written comments will also be accepted at least until 5:00 pm on July 22nd, 2015 and should be sent to: 

Abas O. Braimah, City Planner 
DSNY Bureau of Legal Affairs
125 Worth Street, Room 708
New York, NY 10013
Fax: 212-442-9090