senate Bill S7517

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Authorizes NYC to alienate a parcel of land in Queens

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Aug 01, 2012 signed chap.339
Jul 20, 2012 delivered to governor
Jun 20, 2012 returned to assembly
passed senate
home rule request
3rd reading cal.1087
substituted for s7517
Jun 20, 2012 substituted by a10622
Jun 11, 2012 advanced to third reading
Jun 06, 2012 2nd report cal.
Jun 05, 2012 1st report cal.1087
May 31, 2012 referred to cities

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S7517 - Bill Details

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A10622
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New York City

S7517 - Bill Texts

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Authorizes NYC to alienate a parcel of land in Queens to the NYC housing authority on condition that the parcel remains used for open space and recreational purposes.

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BILL NUMBER:S7517

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to authorize the city of New York to alienate a parcel of land
in the borough of Queens to the New
York city housing authority on the condition that the parcel remains
used for open space and recreational purposes

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
This bill would authorize the City of New York
to alienate a parcel of land, which includes a portion of Hallet's
Cove Playground in Queens for purposes of conveyance to the New York
City Housing Authority ("NYCHA"). The parcel would come under NYCHA
jurisdiction, but would be permanently maintained and operated by the
New York City Department of Parks and Recreation for open space and
recreational purposes. The bill would take effect immediately.

REASONS FOR SUPPORT:
This legislation would facilitate a zoning lot
merger between the Astoria Houses, a NYCHA facility, and a proposed
development to be undertaken by Lincoln Equities Development on a
former industrial site known as Hallet's Point. This merger will
allow Lincoln Equities to develop the affordable housing component
of its project within Astoria Houses, adding approximately 2,300
units at the facility. The parcel proposed for alienation would form
a connection between the two properties, thus enabling the zoning lot
merger to occur. The property, which currently functions as a large
cobbled planting bed for a row of trees buffering the outside of
Hallet's Cove Playground, would be transferred to NYCHA. However, the
legislation would require NYCHA to permanently retain the parcel as
public open space under the operation and management of the New York
City Department of Parks & Recreation. The existing row of trees
would remain in place and continue to serve as a landscape amenity
for the adjoining park. Thus, this proposed alienation legislation
will result in no loss of open space and the parcel will continue to
benefit patrons of Hallet's Cove Playground while also allowing for
the construction of additional affordable
housing within the NYCHA property.

As an additional part of this proposed development, Lincoln Equities
will also open a new waterfront public access area in the proposed
mixed-use development that would be required under the City's
Waterfront Zoning Text. Further, Lincoln Equities has agreed to
undertake or fund improvements to adjacent parkland, subject to the
Parks Department's approval. Potential
park improvements include repairing and repaving the softball field
and basketball courts, fence repairs and the installation of new
fencing along the Parks Department's waterfront promenade, and the
installation of low ramps for skate boarding. These capital

improvements would result in a more useful park for the present and
future residents.

Accordingly, the Mayor urges the earliest possible favorable
consideration of this proposal by the Legislature.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  7517

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 31, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by COMMITTEE ON RULES -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Cities

AN ACT to authorize the city of New York to alienate a parcel of land in
  the borough of Queens to the New York city housing  authority  on  the
  condition that the parcel remains used for open space and recreational
  purposes

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Subject to the provisions of this  act,  the  city  of  New
York,  acting by and through the commissioner of parks and recreation of
such city, is authorized to alienate the land described in section three
of this act to the New York city housing authority upon such  terms  and
conditions as the parties shall agree.
  S  2.  The  authorization provided in section one of this act shall be
subject to the requirement that the parcel will be under  the  jurisdic-
tion  of  the  New  York city housing authority and shall permanently be
operated and maintained for open space and recreational purposes by  the
city of New York department of parks and recreation.
  S 3. The land to be conveyed is as follows:
  All  that  certain  plot,  piece  or parcel of land situate, lying and
being in the Borough and County of Queens, City and State of  New  York,
bounded and described as follows:
  Beginning  at  a point formed by the intersection of the westerly line
of 1st Street (formerly known as Mills Street, 70 foot  wide)  with  the
dividing line between lot 100 and lot 11, block 490, and from said point
of beginning running thence; along the said westerly line of 1st Street,
the following of two (2) courses:
  South  07  degrees,  21  minutes, 20 seconds east, a distance of 93.85
feet to a point of curvature, thence;
  Along a curve to the left having a  radius  of  110.00  feet,  an  arc
length  of  111.98  feet,  a central angle of 58 degrees, 19 minutes, 38
seconds, bearing a chord of south 36 degrees,  31  minutes,  09  seconds
east, and a chord distance of 107.21 feet to a point, thence;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD16052-03-2

S. 7517                             2

  Along  the dividing line between lot 100 and lot 101, block 490, south
61 degrees, 30 minutes, 02 seconds west, a distance of 12.26 feet  to  a
point,  thence;  proceeding  through the interior of lot 100, block 490,
the following four (4) courses:
  Along  a  curve  to  the  right having a radius of 120.00 feet, an arc
length of 55.35 feet, a central angle of  26  degrees,  25  minutes,  36
seconds,  bearing  a  chord  of north 48 degrees, 55 minutes, 42 seconds
west, and a chord distance of 54.86 feet to a  point  of  non  tangency,
thence;
  South 75 degrees, 48 minutes, 31 seconds west, a distance of 5.63 feet
to a point, thence;
  North  14  degrees,  11  minutes, 29 seconds west, a distance of 18.54
feet to a point of non tangent curvature, thence;
  Along a curve to the right having a radius  of  120.00  feet,  an  arc
length  of  40.00  feet,  a  central angle of 19 degrees, 05 minutes, 53
seconds, bearing a chord of north 16 degrees,  54  minutes,  16  seconds
west, and a chord distance of 39.81 feet to a point of tangency, thence;
  North  07  degrees,  21  minutes, 20 seconds west, a distance of 93.99
feet to a point, thence;
  Along the aforementioned dividing line between lot  100  and  lot  11,
block  490, north 83 degrees, 27 minutes, 42 seconds east, a distance of
10.00 feet to the point and place of beginning.
  Containing 2,120 square feet or 0.049 acre.
  S 4. If the parkland that is the subject  of  this  act  has  received
funding  pursuant  to  the federal land and water conservation fund, the
discontinuance of parkland authorized by  the  provisions  of  this  act
shall not occur until the city of New York has complied with the federal
requirements pertaining to the conversion of parklands, including satis-
fying the secretary of the interior that the discontinuance will include
all  conditions  which  the secretary of the interior deems necessary to
assure the substitution of other  lands  shall  be  equivalent  in  fair
market  value  and recreational usefulness to the lands being discontin-
ued.
  S 5. Any lands transferred to the jurisdiction of the  New  York  city
housing  authority  pursuant  to  this act shall be used for public park
purposes and upon termination of such use shall revert to  the  city  of
New York department of parks and recreation.
  S 6. This act shall take effect immediately.

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