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  • Annadale

    Annadale Diner in Staten Island

    The Annadale neighborhood of Staten Island has seen a population spike and a 20 percent increase in year-over-year listing prices, the Wall Street Journal reported.

    Low crime, good schools and convenient transit connections to both other parts of the borough and Midtown Manhattan have contributed to the area’s development boom. The transformation of the nearby Fresh Kills landfill has also bolstered interest. The population of Community District 3, which includes Annadale, grew 26% between 1990 and 2010, to 160,209, according to the community district’s figures, seen by the Journal.  [more]

  • Fresh Kills park

    No one thought transforming the world’s largest landfill into a huge urban park would be easy, but the recently renamed Freshkills (all one word) park, on Staten Island, is proving contentious in ways policymakers had never anticipated, Crain’s reported.

    Everything from how much space should be public, to who should manage the park, to whether the decisions are being made in Manhattan or on Staten Island, has become controversial, Crain’s said. It will take 30 years and $140 million before the park, the construction of which is following strict environmental guidelines, is completed. [more]

  • Fresh Kills from above

    The city has issued a request for proposals to design, construct, install and operate solar and wind power facilities at Fresh Kills on Staten Island, according to a statement received today.

    Approximately 75 acres of land are available to be developed into large-scale renewable energy facilities. When completed, the project could more than double the city’s current renewable energy capacity, the statement said. [more]

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    From left: A rendering of the planned marine waste transfer station and Tony Ard, chairman of Gracie Point Community Council

    An Albany state appeals court signed off on New York City’s plan to rebuild a controversial marine waste transfer station at East 91st Street and the East River today, throwing out a challenge from a local community group.

    That group, the Gracie Point Community Council, opposed the city’s plan to locate the facility — which would process at least 1,860 tons of garbage per day or, according to the group, enough trash to fill eight trucks per hour — in the densely populated residential area, adjacent to Asphalt Green, an indoor and outdoor sports complex used by children and adults. … [more]

  • Fresh Kills park plan hits snag

    March 14, 2011 11:03AM

    A plan to turn the former Fresh Kills Landfill on Staten Island into a public park may be delayed indefinitely, according to the New York Post. After three decades of planning, the foundation for the would-be 2,200-acre park has begun sinking, according to the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, which said that sand used to fill the foundation has now sunk between eight inches and a foot. This setback is the latest in a series of headaches for the park project, which was originally estimated to cost $6.8 million in 2006, but is now projected to cost $14 million. … [more]

  • From left: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Freshkills Park and a rendering of Sims Municipal Recycling Facility

    Mayor Michael Bloomberg broke ground today on the renovation of Schmul Park, the second project in the development of Freshkills Park in the Travis neighborhood of Staten Island. The $6.5 million project will include a new playground with handball and basketball courts, permeable pavement and a new green comfort station featuring a rain garden. Construction is slated for completion in 2011. “When we finish transforming Freshkills into one of the City’s largest parks, nearly one-third of Staten Island will be public parkland,” Bloomberg said. Bloomberg also broke ground on a new $44 million Sims Municipal Recycling Facility in Sunset Park to serve as a processing site for all of the city’s recyclables. The Brooklyn facility is being constructed by Skanksa USA, as part of the city’s landmark Solid Waste Management Plan, which establishes a system for managing the city’s waste for the next 20 years. TRD