Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Jamaica Bay Task Force meeting on JFK airport expansion issue


APRIL 7, 2011 @ 6:30 pm

NPS Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center

Cross Bay Blvd. Broad Channel, NY 11693


6:30 - 6:45 Sign in, Introductions, Acknowledgment of Elected/Agency


6:45 - 7:05 Overview of Regional Plan Association Proposed Plan for

Expansion of JFK Airport- Environmental Response

Dan Mundy Jr. Jamaica Bay Ecowatchers

7:05 - 7:15 Potential impacts of JFK Expansion

Brad Sewell, Senior Attorney, Natural Resources Defense


7:15 - 7:35 JFK Airport Expansion and Bird Hazard issues

Don Riepe, Jamaica Bay Guardian

7:35 - 7:55 Marine Life in the targeted areas; A


Perspective from the local Fishing Industry

Captain Vincent Calabro

7:55- 8:30 Discussion, Q & A

Dan Mundy, Don Riepe


For more information and directions, please call 718-318-9344

Friday, March 25, 2011

Floyd Bennett Regional Planning Assn request for photos


As an invested community member of Floyd Bennett Field, we invite you to submit your own photographs of your activities at Floyd Bennett Field for our consideration for use in our report. We are looking to represent the great diversity of uses and users at the Field and your contribution is important in this effort. Please click here to upload pictures and submit credit information. Thank you in advance for helping us capture and advocate for public enjoyment of our park. We would appreciate the submission of photos by Wednesday March 30.

We invite you to continue to check www.rpa.org/floydbennett for further updates regarding the Panel’s recommendations and for the final report in the coming months.


Marian S. Heiskell Deborah Shanley
Panel Co-Chair Panel Co-Chair

Maya Borgenicht
Research Associate - Regional Plan Association
Director of Public Programs - Governors Island Alliance
4 Irving Place, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10003


Phone: 917.652.6359

Fax: 212.253.5666



twitter @govisalliance

April 15, 2011: RPA's Regional Assembly "Innovation and the Global City" www.regionalassembly.org

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

4 Sparrow marsh development threat: the latest

Continuing on the issue of this out in Brooklyn's King Plaza area, the latest news broke that the review process proposing development of 4 Sparrow may be --at least-- tainted with scandal and alleged corruption charges involving State Senator Carl Krueger who represents that district 4 Sparrow Marsh lies in.. For the story, click on this link below and you can form your own opinions.

The story--->


NY Times reports and other paper reports are on the link above.

original topic  (click on link)