Andrea Bernstein

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New Freedom Tower Design Unveiled

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Redevelopment officials unveiled the new design for the Freedom Tower, the signature building to be built at Ground Zero. Its look is similar to that of one of the old World Trade Center towers.

Governor Pataki ordered a redesign for the Freedom Tower after the NYPD ...


Supreme Court Rules for Eminent Domain

Thursday, June 23, 2005

In a decision that could have implications for development proposals in Brooklyn and Queens, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled cities can seize private homes and businesses for commercial economic development projects.

The 5 - 4 ruling arose from a dispute in New London, Connecticut. Writing ...


Some Prospect Heights Residents Fear "Future Brooklyn"

Thursday, June 23, 2005

The Prospect Heights of Brooklyn today will be nothing like the prospect heights of the next decade, if developers are successful. “Future Brooklyn” as they call it, will be a brand new neighborhood with 40 story high rises, a basketball arena, and office towers. But ...


Cablevision and MSG Spent $30M to Lobby Against Stadium

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Over $40 million was spent on the campaigns for and against the West Side Stadium.

According a report by Common Cause/NY, the biggest spenders by far were cablevision and Madison Square Garden, which spent over $30 million on advertising and lobbying against the stadium.

The Jets and ...


Queens Stadium is Mayor's Plan B

Sunday, June 12, 2005

Mayor Michael Bloomberg now says he wants to locate the Olympic stadium in Queens. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports.

REPORTER: As recently as a week ago, leaders of New York's 2012 olympic bid argued they had no back up plan if a Manhattan stadium were rejected. But ...


Jets Won't Give Up on Stadium

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

The New York Jets say they are not giving up their pursuit of a stadium on Manhattan's West Side.

At a raucous and sometimes angry press conference of West Side stadium supporters, Jets president Jay Cross says the team has been through far too much to ...


Stadium Vote May Have Crushed Olympic Bid

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

NYC2012 officials are expressing dismay that New York's bid to host the 2012 Olympics may be mortally wounded.

Deputy Mayor Daniel Doctoroff has managed to be optimistic every step of the way. As late as yesterday morning, he was saying the controversy over the stadium showed ...


Bloomberg, Bruno and Silver Push Stadium Vote Back

Saturday, June 04, 2005

The final approval vote on the west side stadium has once again been postponed, this time until Monday. The delay came after a night and morning of intense and sometimes dramatic maneuvering between Mayor Bloomberg and two of the men on whom the vote rests: ...


Stadium Vote Moved to Monday

Friday, June 03, 2005

The final approval vote on the West Side Stadium has been postponed until Monday.

After a furious night and morning of negotiations, Mayor Bloomberg succeeded in staving off what appeared to be a 'no' vote. Silver was to hold a press conference at Ground Zero to explain ...


Jets Claim Victory in Stadium Deal

Thursday, June 02, 2005

The New York Jets are claiming "complete and total victory" in today's legal decision allowing them to take over the Hudson Rail Yards from the MTA.

REPORTER: A state supreme court justice has thrown out four lawsuits that alleged the MTA acted unfairly in awarding the ...


Jets Score in Legal Fight Over Stadium

Thursday, June 02, 2005

The New York Jets won a big legal victory today. It allows them to take over the Hudson Rail yards from the MTA as soon as next Wednesday. The court decision gives the sports team a big boost of momentum as it faces a final ...


Brooklyn Arena Promises Affordable Housing

Friday, May 27, 2005

The proposed Nets arena in the Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn got a warm reception from the New York City Council yesterday. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports.

REPORTER: As with the West Side stadium, the City Council doesn't get a formal vote on the Brooklyn arena. But councilmember ...


Stadium Vote Will Take Place

Thursday, May 26, 2005

The public authorities control board will meet next week to vote on the West Side Stadium's fate. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports.

REPORTER: Both Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and State Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno have balked at holding a vote, saying they don't have enough information ...


LMDC to Spend $800 Million in Lower Manhattan

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation says it will spend its remaining $800 million building neighborhoods in Lower Manhattan. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports.

REPORTER: The money includes $50 million for affordable housing, to preserve 2000 units and build 300 new ones. There's also money to encourage tourism ...


Pirro Likely to Run for Attorney General

Monday, May 23, 2005

Republican Westchester District Attorney Jeaninne Pirro says she will NOT run for re-election this fall but will seek statewide office in 2006 in stead. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports.

REPORTER: Pirro told the Associated Press that it wouldn't be fair to ask the people of ...


Speaker Silver Hesitant to Approve Stadium

Friday, May 20, 2005

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is keeping up the pressure on Governor Pataki and Mayor Bloomberg to offer concessions on Lower Manhattan before he votes on the West Side Stadium. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports.

REPORTER: In a speech to Lower Manhattan business leaders, Speaker Silver laid out ...


MTA Solicits Bids For Atlantic Rail Yards

Friday, May 20, 2005

The MTA is accepting proposals to purchase the Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn. That's where developer Bruce Ratner wants to build an arena, ofices and high-rise apartment buildings. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports.

REPORTER: In the back of the business section of the New York Times on Tuesday, ...


No Action in Albany on Jets Stadium

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

There won't be any action in Albany today on the proposal to build a stadium on the West Side for use by the New York Jets.

Last night, Governor Pataki took the proposal off the agenda of a state board set for a nail biter vote ...


Stadium Vote in Speaker Silver's Hands

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

All eyes are on Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver in Albany right now. According to arcane Albany rules, each legislative leader has one chance to ask for a deferment of the final approval vote on the west side stadium.

Last night, State Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno ...


Pataki Postpones Stadium Vote

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Governor Pataki has postponed today's up or down vote on the West Side stadium project. WNYC's Andrea bernstein has more

The stated reason for the delay is that State Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver didn't have enough information to approve the ...