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Kingsbridge Armory Ice Complex Nears City Council Decision

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

The New York City Council holds a hearing on Thursday to review the construction of what could be the world's largest, indoor ice complex at the Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx.

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WNYC News

Building Under Bloomberg, and De Blasio

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Call it the countdown for Bloomberg's building era. The City Council has blocked Mayor Bloomberg's plan for Midtown East rezoning, and that is not the only major development the mayor has backed that he won't be in office to see through. Daniel Geiger, a reporter with Crain's New York Business, said the failure of that project must be a major disappointment. But failed projects are more the exception than the rule for the Bloomberg Administration. Now the question turns to what developments mayor-elect Bill de Blasio might put his stamp on, like affordable housing.

"People are really interested to see A, what he will do to incentivize this construction, and B, where is he going to build it," Geiger said.

To hear the full conversation with Geiger, click on the audio player.

 

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WNYC News

Kingsbridge Armory in Bronx Slated for Ice Sports Complex

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The Bronx may soon be home to the world's largest indoor ice sports complex. The city plans to transform the Kingsbridge Armory into a 750,000 square-foot ice sports complex that includes nine rinks on two levels.

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WNYC News

Kingsbridge Armory Project in Limbo, Following Delays

Monday, January 28, 2013

Time is running out for one of the Bloomberg Administration's signature economic development projects.

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WNYC News

Ice Rink, Latin Market Are Top Contenders for Kingsbridge

Monday, July 09, 2012

A decision is close for the future the Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx. From a broad field that once included a film studio and a megachurch, sources say there are now just two leading bidders for the century-old landmarked building.

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WNYC News

Bronx Beep Not Impressed by Some Kingsbridge Armory Applicants

Monday, March 19, 2012

With just days left to apply to lease or buy a century-old landmarked building that's considered one of the city's most desirable properties, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. said he has been disappointed by some of the applicants.

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The Empire

What's New: Unpacking Bloomberg's State of the City Address

Thursday, January 12, 2012

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By WNYC Newsroom

Mayor Michael Bloomberg vowed to boot bad teachers from city schools by creating teams at struggling schools that would rate teachers and eliminate up to half of their staff.

Delivering the annual State of the City address on Thursday, Bloomberg’s selection of the Bronx's Morris High School as a backdrop for the remarks drew into focus the mayor’s role in public education, a theme he drove home in his speech.

"With an evaluation system now required by law, rewarding great teaching is an idea whose time has come," Bloomberg said. "We hope the UFT (teachers' union) will join us in this effort, because it’s the right thing to do for our schools and our teachers."

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