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Location Change For Monday’s Seward Park RFP Info Session

There's been a change of location for Monday afternoon's information session regarding the "Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Seward Park Mixed Use Development Project.  Last month, the city released the RFP for the 1.65 million square foot residential...

Breaking: Seward Park RFP is Released

This morning the NYC Economic Development Corp. released the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the six acre Seward Park Mixed-Use Development site.  The move has been more than four decades in the making; the development parcels were bulldozed in...

Seward Park RFP Will Be Released Very Soon

Last night, city officials appearing before Community Board 3's land use committee offered a very brief update on the Seward Park Mixed-Use Development Project.  After several consultations with a community-oriented task force, the New York Economic Development Corp. is...

CB3 Asked to Weigh Low Line With Seward Park Project

Community Board 3's land use committee met last night to discuss the Seward Park development project.  As it turns out, there wasn't much to discuss.  A secret task force has now met twice to help guide the city's creation...

City Releases Brochure Announcing “Unprecedented Opportunity” to Develop Seward Park Site

The city won't release the "Request for Proposals" (RFP) for the Seward Park development site until January.  But the NYC Economic Development Corp. is already getting the word out that the "unprecedented development opportunity is Manhattan" is about to...

Affordable Housing Activist Added to Seward Park Task Force

Last week we reported there was a lot of displeasure about the composition of the new community task force created to help guide the city's selection of developers for the Seward Park redevelopment project.  In response to complaints lodged...

Community Activists Question Makeup of Seward Park Task Force, Criticize Secrecy

The warm, fuzzy feeling that prevailed last week after the City Council voted to approve the Seward Park redevelopment plan did not last long.  Last night, Community Board 3's chairperson, Gigi Li, announced the appointees of a new task...

Mayor Reacts to City Council Passage of Seward Park Plan

Last night we posted a full wrap-up from City Hall after the City Council approved the sweeping Seward Park land use application.  There's more reaction today to the historic vote, which ended four decades of acrimony and inaction surrounding...

More on Today’s City Council Approval of the SPURA Plan

Believe it or not, the Seward Park redevelopment plan (SPURA) has finally made it through the city's arduous land use approval process.  We just returned from City Hall, where the New York City Council voted 48-0 in favor of...

As SPURA Approval Nears, Activists Angle For Spots on New Task Force

A week from tomorrow, the full City Council is expected to vote on the sweeping land use application for the Seward Park redevelopment project (SPURA).  The land use committee signed off on the proposal last week, after City Council...
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