senate Bill S581

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes the city of New York to discontinue use of certain park land and convey it to the St. Michael's cemetery

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to cities
Jun 21, 2013 committed to rules
Jun 04, 2013 advanced to third reading
Jun 03, 2013 2nd report cal.
May 30, 2013 1st report cal.923
Jan 09, 2013 referred to cities

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May 30, 2013 - Cities committee Vote

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Cities Committee Vote: May 30, 2013

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S581 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3535
Current Committee:
Senate Cities
Law Section:
New York City
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2513, A4874
2009-2010: S2768B, A4317B

S581 - Bill Texts

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Authorizes the city of New York to discontinue use of certain park land and convey it to the St. Michael's cemetery.

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BILL NUMBER:S581

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to authorize the city of New York to discontinue use of and convey
certain park land

PURPOSE:
To authorize the city of New York to discontinue use of certain park
land and convey it to the St. Michael's cemetery.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1. Authorizes the city of New York to discontinue use as park
land and to convey, in fee simple, the land described in section
three of this act to Saint Michael's Cemetery.

Section 2. Provides that the authorization of this act shall be
subject to the requirement that the city of New York shall use any
proceeds and/or land received in exchange for the conveyance
authorized by this act to acquire land, to be dedicated for park
purposes in an amount equal to or greater than the fair market value
of the land being conveyed.

Section 3. Describes the land authorized to be discontinued as park
land and conveyed as the property bounded by Astoria Boulevard to the
north, 30th Avenue to the south, the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway to
the east, and St, Michael's Cemetery to the west, in the Astoria
section of Queens, City and State of New York. The property consists
of a 3.77 acre highly irregularly shaped parcel of vacant land know
as St. Michael's Park.

JUSTIFICATION:
This legislation would allow St. Michael's Cemetery, located in
Astoria, Queens to acquire a small strip of park land that is
underutilized and in disrepair located adjacent to the cemetery.

St. Michael's Cemetery has agreed to transfer a replacement parcel of
land to the City of New York in order to replace the park land
acquired and ensure that the western Queens community does not lose
valuable green space.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2012: Senate Bill
2513 (Gianaris) - Died in Senate Cities
Committee
2012: Assembly Bill
4874 (Simotas) - Died in Assembly Rules
Committee
2010: Senate Bill
2768-B (Onorato) - Died in Senate Cities
Committee
2010: Assembly Bill
4317-B (Gianaris) - Died in Assembly
Cities Committee

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
To be determined.


EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                   581

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GIANARIS -- 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  discontinue  use  of  and
  convey certain park land

  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
is authorized to discontinue use as park land  and  to  convey,  in  fee
simple,  the  land  described in section three of this act. Such land is
authorized to be conveyed to the  Saint  Michael's  Cemetery  upon  such
terms  and  conditions as the city council of the city of New York shall
determine to be fair and reasonable.
  S 2. The authorization provided in section one of this  act  shall  be
subject  to  the  requirement  that  the  city of New York shall use any
proceeds and/or land received in exchange for the conveyance  authorized
by  this  act  to acquire land, to be dedicated for park purposes, in an
amount equal to or greater than the fair market value of the land  being
conveyed  pursuant  to  this act and/or used for capital improvements to
existing park and recreational facilities.
  S 3. The land authorized to be discontinued as park land and  conveyed
is as follows:
  ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, lying and being in the
Borough  and  County  of Queens, City and State of New York, bounded and
described as follows:
  BEGINNING at the corner formed by the  intersection  of  the  westerly
side  of  Brooklyn-Queens  Expressway East (Service Road), also known as
Boody Street, with the northerly side of 30th Avenue, formerly known  as
Grand Avenue (80 feet wide);
  RUNNING  THENCE  along  the  northerly  side  of 30th Avenue, South 53
degrees 05 minutes 15 seconds West, 57.40 feet;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01542-01-3

S. 581                              2

  THENCE North 1 degree 15 minutes 59.9 seconds West, 1635.52 feet;
  THENCE South 88 degrees 20 minutes 01.5 second East, 142.31 feet;
  THENCE North 19 degrees 17 minutes 37 seconds East, 31.30 feet;
  THENCE North 4 degrees 20 minutes 15 seconds West, 206.73 feet;
  THENCE North 8 degrees 45 minutes 15 seconds West, 25.00 feet;
  THENCE North 11 degrees 45 minutes 55 seconds West, 363.31 feet;
  THENCE  North  11 degrees 05 minutes 28.4 seconds West, 301.87 feet to
the southerly side of Grand Central Parkway (Service Road),  also  known
as Astoria Boulevard;
  THENCE  along  the  southerly  side  of Grand Central Parkway (Service
Road), also known as Astoria Boulevard, North 73 degrees 53 minutes 24.9
seconds East, 15.99 feet to the extreme northwesterly end of the arc  of
a  curve  which  connects  the  southerly  side of Grand Central Parkway
(Service Road), also known as Astoria Boulevard with the  westerly  side
of  Brooklyn-Queens  Expressway East (Service Road), also known as Boody
Street;
  THENCE  southeasterly  along  the  westerly  side  of  Brooklyn-Queens
Expressway East (Service Road), also known as Boody Street and along the
last  mentioned  arc of a curve, bearing to the right having a radius of
30.00 feet, a distance of 22.63 feet;
  THENCE continuing along the westerly side of Brooklyn-Queens  Express-
way East (Service Road), also known as Boody Street, the following eight
(8) courses and distances:
  1) South 14 degrees 41 minutes 57.9 seconds East, 556.50 feet;
  2)  southerly  along  the arc of a curve bearing to the right having a
radius of 569.64 feet, a distance of 337.96 feet;
  3) South 19 degrees 17 minutes 37 seconds West, 93.40 feet;
  4) southerly along the arc of a curve bearing to  the  left  having  a
radius of 816.10 feet, a distance of 275.78 feet;
  5) South 0 degrees 04 minutes 05.3 seconds East, 335.50 feet;
  6)  southerly  along  the arc of a curve bearing to the right having a
radius of 630.99 feet, a distance of 105.76 feet;
  7) southerly along the arc of a curve bearing to  the  left  having  a
radius of 500.00 feet, a distance of 94.51 feet;
  8)  South  1  degree  17 minutes 43.9 seconds East, 730.91 feet to the
northerly side of 30th Avenue, at the point or place of BEGINNING.
  Consisting of 3.77 acres ±.
  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 municipality 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. This act shall take effect immediately.

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