Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor, State of New York
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    Press Release for North Cove Marina - May 12, 2015 update
    May 13, 2015

    NEW SAILING PROGRAM LAUNCHES AT BATTERY PARK CITY’S NORTH COVE MARINA

    Affordable Sailing Course, Programs and Special Events for Children, Adults and Special Needs Groups

    NEW YORK, NY (May 12, 2015) - All aboard at Battery Park City’s North Cove Marina beginning May 21! Battery Park City is ready to welcome New Yorkers of all ages, both its old-salt sailors and soon-to-be seaworthy skippers, as it launches its 2015 Sailing Program through Offshore Sailing School.

    “We are thrilled to welcome Offshore Sailing as the program operator for Battery Park City’s North Cove Marina,” announced Shari C. Hyman, President and Chief Operating Officer of the Battery Park City Authority, “Offshore Sailing is nationally recognized for its comprehensive instructional programming and its deep commitment to making sailing accessible for all. With their expertise at the helm, and Brookfield Property Partners commitment to provide a 21st Century experience for boaters and passersby alike, we are excited about the future of the Marina.”

    With over 130,000 graduates to its credit, Offshore Sailing uses its award-winning Colgate 26 for its sailing club and courses. Five of these sailboats will be in place at the North Cove Marina on May 21. Two more will be added for a total of seven boats during the inaugural season.

    “We have a long and exciting history in New York and New Jersey,” said Steve Colgate, Founder and Chairman of Offshore Sailing. “We’re delighted to be serving New Yorkers once again.” Mr. Colgate and his wife, Doris, operate the school. Mr. Colgate is recognized as one of the country’s leading sailing instructors and Mrs. Colgate authored a sailing book for women, Sailing: A Woman’s Guide, published by a division of the McGraw Hill Companies.

    Sailing Program Schedule Announced

    Offshore Sailing will offer the following programs:

    • Beginner Classes. Starting May 21, two-hour sailing lessons for those who just want to “test the waters” will be offered.
    • Multi-Day Introduction and Advanced Sailing Classes. Starting May 23 three-day learn-to-sail certification courses and three-day performance sailing and racing courses will also be offered.
      • 2015 Season Rates
        • 3-day Learn to Sail Courses now starting at $347.50, which is a 50% discount for those who sign up prior to July 1, 2015.
        • 3-day Performance Sailing Course now starting at $397.50, which is a 50% discount for those who sign up prior to July 1, 2015.
    • Sailing Club. The North Cove Sailing Club will offer sailing opportunities to Offshore Sailing graduates as well as alumni of other sailing schools. Club membership includes sailing opportunities seven days a week throughout the day at North Cove.
      • Inter-club racing one evening a week and on weekends, in addition to scheduled social events.
      • Other racing events scheduled by shore staff and club members.
      • 2015 Season Rates
        • $600 Off Single North Cove Club Membership, now starting at $2150.
        • $500 Off Per Person Membership for Two, now starting at $1950.
    • Children’s Sailing Program. The KidsSail Youth Program will start June 22 and last eight weeks through week of August 10. Kids aged 7 through 17 will have the option to participate for one or more weeks throughout the summer. Many of the slots in KidsSail will be on a scholarship basis for those who cannot afford to pay. KidsSail anticipates including 150 participants the first year, of which 50% or 75 children will be afforded scholarships to offset tuition costs.
    • Special Corporate, Women’s Sailing Program and Other Special Needs Programs. Corporate team building and regattas, as well as special needs sailing programs for handicapped and at-risk populations are also among Offshore Sailing’s offerings.
    • Charity and Special Events. A special charity event, the Leukemia Cup Regatta, for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, among other racing events are planned.
    • Free or Reduced Cost Sailing Events on Select Dates

    For More Information

    For more information about the North Cove programs and how to sign up, visit NorthCoveSailingSchool.com or call Beth Oliver at 239-985-7516.

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    ABOUT BATTERY PARK CITY AUTHORITY.

    The Hugh L. Carey Battery Park City Authority [BPCA] is a New York State public benefit corporation whose mission to plan, create, coordinate and maintain a balanced community of commercial, residential, retail and park space within its designated 92-acre site on the lower west side of Manhattan. Battery Park City has achieved worldwide acclaim as a successful initiative in community renewal. Through a public private partnership between Battery City Authority and private developers, Battery Park City, a planned community, stands has a blueprint for modern urban development. For more information on BPCA, visit:

    www.bpca.ny.gov

    ABOUT OFFSHORE SAILING SCHOOL. Offshore Sailing School has educated more than 130,000 adults and families over the past 51 years. The company was founded by Olympic and America’s Cup sailor Steve Colgate in 1964 in New York City where he started teaching classroom sessions, with on-water training off City Island, New York.

    www.NorthCoveSailingSchool.com

    NOTICE OF MEETINGS - Tuesday, April 14, 2015
    April 10, 2015

    Notice is hereby given that the following meetings will take place on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, beginning at 9:30 a.m., at the offices of the Battery Park City Authority (the “Authority”), 200 Liberty Street, 24th Floor, New York, NY 10281:

    • Meeting of the Directors of the Battery Park City Parks Conservancy (9:30 am); and
    • Meeting of the Members of the Authority (directly after the Meeting of the Directors of the Battery Park City Parks Conservancy).

    Meetings are open to the public for observation, but not for direct participation. The press is welcome to attend the meetings.

    NOTICE OF MEETINGS - March 12, 2015
    March 9, 2015

    Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Members of the Battery Park City Authority (the “Authority”) will take place on Thursday, March 12, 2015, beginning at 9:30 a.m., at the offices of the Authority, 200 Liberty Street, 24th Floor, New York, NY 10281.

    Meetings are open to the public for observation at all listed locations, but not for direct participation. The press is welcome to attend the meetings.

    Weather Update
    January 26, 2015

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    Battery Park City Activates Emergency Snow Removal Plan
    January 26, 2015

    In preparation for the anticipated severe winter weather conditions, the BPC Parks Conservancy’s Snow Removal Plan has been activated to help ensure high pedestrian traffic areas are kept clear throughout the duration of the storm. Forty staff will be on site to address these priority areas, which include the Tribeca and Rector Street Bridges, the Battery Park City Ferry terminal, and the East/West crossings at Chambers, Warren, Murray, Albany and West Thames Streets plus the north sidewalk of Pier A Plaza. Battery Park City residents are encouraged to stay indoors when possible to avoid the expected high winds and cold temperatures. We also advise residents to stay out of the parks during the height of the storm as falling tree branches can pose a significant risk. Stay tuned to further updates as the storm progresses.

    BATTERY PARK CITY AUTHORITY ANNOUNCES SELECTION OF BOP NORTH COVE MARINA TO OPERATE NORTH COVE MARINA
    January 22, 2015

    Decision Comes After Competitive Bid Process;
    Guarantees Continued High Quality Community Programming, Public Access and Design Improvements,  Sustainability Features and Viable Financial Plan for Marina’s Future Use and Upkeep

    NEW YORK, January 22, 2015 -- The Board of the Battery Park City Authority today voted to award BOP North Cove Marina LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Brookfield Property Partners, a license agreement to operate the North Cove Marina through 2025. BOP North Cove Marina’s proposal, which included a commitment to Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises (MWBE), robust sustainability features, expanded community programming available to all income levels, specific capital improvement plans, and viable future financing to support the marina and Battery Park City operations, gave it the highest rating among the specific criteria outlined in the Authority’s public request for proposals, and represents the best deal for taxpayers.

    The marina’s previous operating license agreement expired on December 31, 2014. Prior to the expiration, the Authority launched a competitive bidding process, conducted in accordance with State law and the Authority’s bylaws, and received qualified bids from four applicants: Liberty Landing Marina and Suntex Marinas, North Cove Marina Management Inc., Edgewater Resources, and BOP North Cove Marina LLC. An evaluation committee comprised of Battery Park City Authority staff reviewed and interviewed all proposers in order to select an experienced firm that could provide the highest quality of community programming, while demonstrating the ability to run a sustainable operation and increase revenues delivered to taxpayers. Throughout the entire process, the BOP North Cove Marina proposal consistently ranked the highest.

    “The North Cove Marina is a focal point of Battery Park City, and today we have selected a forward-looking operator who will expand its programs, its accessibility, and its vibrancy for residents, tourists, and all New Yorkers.” said Dennis Mehiel, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Battery Park City Authority.

    “The Authority conducted a fair, comprehensive bidding process to choose the next operator of our beloved marina,” said Shari C. Hyman, President and Chief Operating Officer of the Battery Park City Authority. “We’re looking forward to the partnership with BOP North Cove Marina in order to provide the best programs and public amenities to all of our residents and neighbors in Battery Park City.”

    FEATURES OF BOP NORTH COVE MARINA’S PROPOSAL

    COMMUNITY PROGRAMMING:

    • Wide variety of programs targeting broad audiences – adults, children, and families – locally and citywide
    • Sailing school, accessible to all income levels, providing sailing lessons, sailing certification classes, and racing programs
    • Summer camp programs for elementary/middle and high school students
    • Water safety classes for all ages
    • Opportunities for additional waterfront entertainment programs, educational seminars, seasonal festivals, trade shows, and sailing school competitions
    • Corporate Sailing League

    CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS:

    • Invest roughly $450,000 in capital improvements, including: upgrades to aging infrastructure, marina beautification, security, and sustainability
    • New signage
    • Additional lighting
    • Public space enhancements such as waterfront accessibility features and seating areas

    NOTE: BOP North Cove Marina LLC was the only proposal to include specific resources dedicated to aesthetic improvements

    LICENSE PAYMENTS/REVENUE SHARING:

    The Battery Park City Authority has a responsibility to ensure taxpayers are afforded an advantageous financial position, which allows the Authority to contribute to the City’s treasury for the development of affordable housing citywide. Over the 10-year term of the license agreement, BOP North Cove Marina payments to the Authority will exceed $4.5 million; while also sharing 8% of their revenues over $1 million, providing the Authority BPCA with an additional $500,000 over ten years. In addition, BOP North Cove Marina LLC will allocate 2% of gross revenues toward community engagement and educational programming.

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    Contact: Battery Park City Authority
    (212) 417-2276

    NOTICE OF MEETINGS - January 22, 2015
    January 20, 2015

    Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Members of the Battery Park City Authority (the “Authority”) will take place on Thursday, January 22, 2015, beginning at 9:00 a.m., at the offices of the Authority, 200 Liberty Street, 24th Floor, New York, NY 10281. Videoconferencing will also be used from 1929 Heritage Lakes Blvd. Lakeland, FL 33803.

    Meetings are open to the public for observation at all listed locations, but not for direct participation. The press is welcome to attend the meetings.

    NOTICE OF MEETINGS - January 22, 2015
    January 16, 2015

    Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Members of the Battery Park City Authority (the “Authority”) will take place on Thursday, January 22, 2015, beginning at 9:00 a.m., at the offices of the Authority, 200 Liberty Street, 24th Floor, New York, NY 10281.

    Meetings are open to the public for observation, but not for direct participation. The press is welcome to attend the meetings.

    Battery Park City Ball Fields
    January 12, 2015

    Ball Field Permit Application and Permit Overview Rules & Fees has been posted, and it's ready to be downloaded on the "Permit Fees & Applications" page.

    B. P. C. People - Ted K. Wallace
    December 30, 2014

    Ted

    Title: Director of Marina Operations
    Department: Maintenance

    In a neighborhood full of breathtaking waterfront views, Ted Wallace’s may be the most enviable -- instead of a daily office commute, Ted’s work starts when he steps to the water’s edge. As the newly appointed interim Director of Marina Operations, he will be navigating the marina’s many uses and users. His extensive experience – first as a sailing instructor and then as a dock master – taught him that safety and customer service are the anchors of a good marina operation, which is why he is certified by both the Red Cross and the YMCA in water safety and first aid.

    Ted has been active in the world of competitive sailing in and around Manhattan for over a quarter-century, giving him tremendous knowledge of every berth, basin, pier and port throughout New York.

    Ted started his career as a sailing instructor in the Boy Scouts of America and much later became a sailing instructor, fleet captain, and fleet manager at the Community Sailing Association at the 79th Street boat basin, before becoming dock master of the Chelsea Sailing School at Chelsea Piers. Ted now returns to the same marina where he previously spent two seasons as senior dock master during the most recent transition period of North Cove. He’s been at the helm of motor vessels and sailing boats, has raced in regattas and has been a flotilla captain, and is thrilled to bring his wide-ranging experience to our very own North Cove Marina.

    NOTICE OF MEETINGS - December 4, 2014
    December 1, 2014

    Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Members of the Battery Park City Authority (the “Authority”) will take place on Thursday, December 4, 2014, beginning at 9:30 a.m., at the offices of the Authority, One World Financial Center, 200 Liberty Street, 24th Floor, New York, NY 10281.

    • Meeting of the Members of the Authority (9:30 am); and
    • Meeting of the Directors of the Battery Park City Parks Conservancy (directly after the Meeting of the Members of the Authority).

    Meetings are open to the public for observation, but not for direct participation. The press is welcome to attend the meetings.

    In Loving Memory of Gary Satriano - June 26th, 1958 – October 25th, 2014
    October 28, 2014

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    The staffs of the Battery Park City Parks Conservancy and the Battery Park City Authority fondly remember Maintenance Foreperson Gary Satriano who passed away on October 25th after a long battle with cancer.

    Gary began working at the BPC Parks Conservancy in 1998 as a plumber. Within three years Gary was promoted to Foreperson of the Maintenance Department. He was one of the employees involved in managing the clean-up of Battery Park City after the World Trade Center attack on September 11, 2001. Throughout his tenure, Gary was a critical person in the maintenance of Battery Park City’s world class parks and open spaces. He took great pride in his work and his staff.

    Gary wore his heart on his sleeve. He openly expressed the way he felt about a situation. He was known for standing up for what he believed to be the right thing. He was often the first to raise an issue of concern to all staff and always believed in safety first. He gave unselfishly to his co-workers at BPCPC and thoroughly enjoyed the mentoring role he took on with younger people. He was passionate to the end about his work at the Battery Park City Parks Conservancy.

    A passionate outdoorsman, Gary loved any opportunity to be outside. During breaks at work he would make music with other staff members, playing his guitar. He is survived by his beloved family: his wife Lori and his four children; Nick, Dayna, Jaclyn, and Brianna. Gary will be sorely missed by everyone at the BPC Parks Conservancy and BPCA.

     

    B.P.C. PEOPLE – Robert Nesmith
    October 27, 2014

    RobertNesmith

    Title: Chief Contracting Officer
    Department: Administration
    Favorite Battery Park City Spot: North Cove Marina

    Robert Nesmith started his career with BPCA as the Deputy Chief Administrative Officer in February 2013 and was promoted to Chief Contracting Officer this past May. In short time at BPCA, Robert has streamlined the contract monitoring process, created a new vendor responsibility process, and successfully increased Minority and Woman-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE) participation and outreach.

    Robert came to BPCA after 20 successful years at the New York City Comptroller’s office, rising to the position of Director of Research and Litigation Support. He is a graduate of the NYC Management Academy.

    Born in the Bronx, Robert has a BA in Government Affairs/Public Administration from John Jay University and earned a MA in Urban Affairs from Queens College.

    Robert loves to travel, especially to Miami Beach or wherever his favorite football team, the Dallas Cowboys, are playing. He is also an avid NY Yankee fan.

    In addition to being an outstanding BPCA employee, Robert has a lesser known skill – he is the BPCA’s resident expert on BBQ! The next time you see him, ask him to tell you where to go for the best BBQ ribs!

    NOTICE OF MEETINGS - October 22, 2014
    October 20, 2014

    Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Members of the Battery Park City Authority (the “Authority”) will take place on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, beginning at 9:00 a.m., at the offices of the Authority, One World Financial Center, 200 Liberty Street, 24th Floor, New York, NY 10281.

    •  Meeting of the Members of the Authority (9:00 am); and
    • Meeting of the Directors of the Battery Park City Parks Conservancy (directly after the Meeting of the Members).

    Meetings are open to the public for observation, but not for direct participation. The press is welcome to attend the meetings.

    NOTICE OF MEETINGS - July 31, 2014
    July 28, 2014

    Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Members of the Battery Park City Authority (the “Authority”) will take place on Thursday, July 31, 2014, beginning at 9:00 a.m., at the offices of the Authority, One World Financial Center, 200 Liberty Street, 24th Floor, New York, NY 10281.

    • Meeting of the Audit & Finance Committee (9:00 am); and 
    • Meeting of the Members of the Authority (9:15 am)

    Meetings are open to the public for observation, but not for direct participation.  The press is welcome to attend the meetings.

    NOTICE OF MEETINGS - June 17, 2014
    June 13, 2014

    Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Members of the Battery Park City Authority (the “Authority”) will take place on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, beginning at 9:00 a.m., at the offices of the Authority, One World Financial Center, 200 Liberty Street, 24th Floor, New York, NY 10281.

    • Meeting of the Members of the Authority (9:00 am); and
    • Meeting of the Directors of the Battery Park City Parks Conservancy (directly after the Meeting of the Members).

    Meetings are open to the public for observation, but not for direct participation.  The press is welcome to attend the meetings.

    PUBLIC NOTICE : Route 9A SOUTHBOUND LANE SHIFT FROM MURRAY TO LIBERTY STREETS
    May 30, 2014

    PUBLIC NOTICE

     Saturday Morning, May 31, 2014
    1 A.M. To 11 A.M.

     Route 9A SOUTHBOUND LANE SHIFT FROM MURRAY TO LIBERTY STREETS

    On Saturday, May 31, 2014, between 1 a.m. and 11 a.m., the New York State Department of Transportation will close two of the three lanes southbound on Route 9A (West St.) from Murray to Liberty Street. One lane will remain open for continuous traffic flow during these hours.

    A second lane will be reopened by Saturday morning at 11 a.m. A single lane may remain closed into midday, only if necessary, for final cleanup work.

    When completed, southbound Route 9A will be established on the final design alignment between Murray Street and Liberty Street.

    JesseEdelman
    Property Manager
    Brookfield Office Properties
    U.S. Commercial Operations
    One World Financial Center
    200 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10281-1003
    T 212.417.7229, F 212.945.0648
    jesse.edelman@brookfield.com
    www.brookfieldofficeproperties.com

    PUBLIC NOTICE : Route 9A SOUTHBOUND LANE SHIFT FROM MURRAY TO LIBERTY STREETS
    May 23, 2014

    On Saturday, May 31, 2014, between 1 a.m. and 11 a.m., the New York State Department of Transportation will close two of the three lanes southbound on Route 9A (West St.) from Murray to Liberty Street. One lane will remain open for continuous traffic flow during these hours.

    A second lane will be reopened by Saturday morning at 11 a.m.  A single lane may remain closed into midday, only if necessary, for final cleanup work.

    When completed, southbound Route 9A will be established on the final design alignment between Murray Street and Liberty Street.

    If you have further questions or require any additional information, please contact the Community Outreach Liaison, Julie Nadel, by telephone at 1-800-714-0454 or by e-mail at route9a@dot.state.ny.us.

    Important Notice : Battery Park Underpass
    May 13, 2014

    Between May 20 and May 30, the NYC Department of Transportation Division of Bridges will close each tube of the Battery Park Underpass for several nights for maintenance of the standpipe system. The closures will be in effect from 12:01 a.m. until 5:00 a.m. the following morning.

    Variable message signs will be installed to alert motorists. Please see detours below.

    CLOSED, 12:01 a.m. – 5:00 a.m.

    Westbound: May 20 – May 23
    Detour from FDR Drive: Exit onto South Street; continue to Whitehall Street; left onto State Street to Battery Place. Turn left onto Battery Place to West Street.

    Eastbound: May 28 – May 30
    Detour from West Street: South along West Street, then left onto Battery Place; continue onto State Street, becoming Water Street at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal. Proceed one block north on Water Street, then right onto Broad Street. Northbound FDR via FDR U-turn at Whitehall Street.

    Anne Koenig of the Office of Community Affairs is available to provide information about this project at 212-839-6307 or AKoenig@dot.nyc.gov. For all NYC non-emergency services, including inquiries regarding NYCDOT construction projects, dial 311. Be prepared to give your name, the borough of the project, and a return phone number.

    (Downloadable PDF)

    NOTICE OF MEETINGS - Tuesday, May 6, 2014, beginning at 9 a.m.
    April 30, 2014

    Notice is hereby given that the following meetings will take place on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, beginning at 9 a.m., at the offices of the Battery Park City Authority (the “Authority”), One World Financial Center, 24th Floor, New York, New York 10281:

    • Meeting of the Audit & Finance Committee (9:00 am);
    • Meeting of the Members of the Authority (9:30 am);
    • Meeting of the Members of the Authority as the Sole Member of the Battery Park City Parks Conservancy (the “Conservancy”) (10:15 am); and
    • Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Conservancy (immediately following the Meeting of the Authority as the Sole Member).

    Meetings are open to the public for observation, but not for direct participation.  The press is welcome to attend the meetings.

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