[NYCkayaker] {NYCWTA} Bill to amend the Hudson River Park Act Introduced June 18, 2013

Mary Habstritt mhabstritt@verizon.net
Fri Jun 28 18:26:34 EDT 2013

Wow! Did you know it flew through both houses and has already been passed?

-- Mary

Mary Habstritt, Museum Director & President
Lilac Preservation Project
Restoring Steam to the Hudson

On 6/19/13 11:19 AM, "Nancy Brous" <nbrous@gmail.com> wrote:

> As many of you know, Hudson River Park on Manhattan's west side has been
> struggling to fund its operation.  Attempts have been made to find operators
> for large spaces designated for development but the future pier 40 and other
> major properties remain unresolved.  After countless months of work by elected
> officials, park staff, community groups, coalitions like the pier 40 task
> force (which includes members of adjacent community boards, etc), a bill was
> introduced last night to amend the Park Act to address some of the issues that
> many believe have been standing in the way of progress.
> I thought some in the boating community would be interested, not just because
> we will ultimately have 4 boathouses in the park, but also because this may
> effect the way future waterfront parks are legislated and financed.
> From Madelyn Wils, President of the Hudson River Park Trust:
> "Last night the Assembly and Senate each introduced a bill to amend the Hudson
> River Park enabling legislation in line with many items discussed and
> introduced by the Task Force over the last year and a half.  Although it
> doesn¹t represent all of the issues debated during the many hours and days
> that we spent together, it provides many significant and important additional
> rights, plus some language clarifications that will allow us to improve our
> bottom line and help support the parkŒs viability into the future.  "
> The bill and a summary of its provisions can be seen at
> www.nycwatertrail.org/news.html <http://www.nycwatertrail.org/news.html>

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