1. The Laws of New York
  2. Unconsolidated Laws
  3. Urban Development Corporation Act 174/68


Section 39 Lease and operation of seventh regiment armory

Urban Development Corporation Act 174/68 (UDA)

(a) The corporation is hereby authorized to act on behalf of the state and the division of military and naval affairs to enter into a lease or subsequent leases and the management agreement on behalf of the state and the division with a lessee, subsequent lessee or the manager pursuant to the terms of the management agreement in order to accomplish the purposes of this section. The leasing of the armory to a lessee or subsequent lessee and the entrance into the management agreement and the repair, restoration and refurbishment of the armory and operation thereof by a lessee or subsequent lessee for cultural and other civic uses pursuant to the lease is hereby declared to be a valid use under the city lease, and is undertaken for public purposes.

  (b) The lease with a lessee or subsequent lessee authorized by this section shall require a lessee or subsequent lessee to undertake a program of repair, restoration and refurbishment of the armory and to manage and use the same as a facility for cultural and other civic uses. The lease shall demise all portions of the armory other than those reserved for a homeless shelter for women operated by the city of New York pursuant to agreement with the state and for that reserved for military use by the division. The portion of the premises allocated to the shelter for homeless women shall be sufficient and suitable space for the current and uninterrupted operation of the shelter by the city of New York. The division shall cause the 107th corps support group or its lineal descendent to maintain military use within the reserved portions of the armory. The division, and the city of New York, respectively, shall be responsible to repair and maintain their reserved premises, including the costs of renovation and uninterrupted use, and to pay an annual common maintenance charge to a lessee or subsequent lessee to cover allocated costs of repair, maintenance and operation of the common portions of the armory. The lessee or subsequent lessee shall be required to apply all revenues generated by operations at the armory to pay or provide for costs of repairs, restoration, refurbishment, operating, maintenance and programming of the armory and the uses therein and the activities of the lessee or subsequent lessee with respect thereto.

  (c) The corporation, in carrying out its authorization under this section may exercise all of the power granted it in law, as if fully enumerated herein. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the powers granted to the corporation under sections sixteen and twenty-two of this act shall be utilized by the corporation in its administration of the lease, and shall be applicable in respect to the repair, restoration, refurbishment and operation of the armory pursuant to the lease.

  (d) In no event shall the lessee or subsequent lessee be deemed a state actor or an agent or an instrumentality of the state by reason of the lease or this section or any of the activities of the lessee or subsequent lessee with respect to the armory pursuant to the lease or this section.

  (e) Except with respect to military use or periods of civil or military emergency, for any action involving the armory that may have a significant effect on the environment, the corporation shall be the lead agency having principal responsibility for carrying out or approving such action for purposes of article eight of the environmental conservation law.