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Port Authority Puts Hudson Yards Parcels Back on Market

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The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey is soliciting new bids for a pair of parcels on the Far West Side after an eye-popping deal to purchase the land and development rights fell through earlier this fall.

The current bus parking lot at 431 West 33rd Street and two small strips of land straddling Dyer Avenue at 448 West 34th Street total 37,695 square feet, counting the space over the roadway that connects to Lincoln Tunnel. But any interested parties could build up to 490,037 square feet on the property, according to a request for proposals the agency released on Nov. 21. Read More

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PA Seeking New Hotel Bids at JFK Airport’s TWA Flight Center

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The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has renewed its push to turn the vacant TWA Flight Center at John F. Kennedy Airport into a hotel, according to a request for proposals posted on the Port Authority’s website last Friday.

Following the breakdown of negotiations with hotelier André Balazs earlier this year, the call for bids will restart the redevelopment process for the building designed by modernist airport master Eero Saarinen and originally opened in 1962. Read More

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PA Announces New Chairman, $90M for Bus Terminal Improvements

Port Authority Bus Terminal

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey announced $90 million in improvements for its 64-year-old bus terminal yesterday.

“The functionally obsolete facility no longer meets the transportation needs of the hundreds of thousands of riders that pass through the terminal every day, and the Port Authority is committed to identifying comprehensive improvements within the context of its existing Capital Plan,” according to a joint prepared statement by Port Authority Executive Director Pat Foye and Deputy Executive Director Deborah Gramiccioni. “This initiative will make interim improvements to the terminal as the agency explores a program to deliver a redeveloped facility.” Read More

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Port Authority’s Money Woes Continue, Top Execs Will Get Senatorial Grilling

A possible P.O.V. from a Port Authority Exec's perspective at an upcoming Senate grilling in Staten Island (photo courtesy of guystuffcounseling.com)

Top management for Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s are expected to go in front of a joint assembly of the New York Senate’s transportation committee and the New Jersey Assembly next month to field questions on why the bi-state agency was undercharging  John F. Kennedy Airport tenants like British Airways an Delta Airlines for utilities, Read More