Residents of Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village are fuming again over what was supposed to be a welcome amenity. According to the New York Observer, tenants are up in arms over the return of the complex’s much-loathed ice rink. Stuy Town’s owners installed the rink last year, but tenants quickly grew disenchanted by the crowds, noise and fumes from the generators, and loudspeakers blasting music well into the evening. Tenants are required to pay to use the rink. [more]
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“The public endorsement is early,” Greg Carney, a partner at Young Woo and Associates, told the Bronx Times. The firm wants to bring Mercado Mirabo (“a market you can see”) to the site, which would include space for a food court, a movie theater, a rock climbing wall, a sports arena, a hip hop museum and weekend markets. Woo said the project would create 1,500 Bronx jobs, including 800 permanent ones. [more]
Bronx officials, led by Borough President Ruben Diaz, have come out in support of the proposal to turn the 575,000-square-foot Kingsbridge Armory into an ice skating center rather than a competing bid, by developer Young Woo, that envisions a shopping and food complex similar to the Dekalb Market he conceived or the Chelsea Market. According to the Wall Street Journal, their support was swayed by two factors that extend far beyond the success of the armory. [more]
Former Canadian professional hockey center Mark Messier and Olympic skating gold medalist Sarah Hughes have joined in an effort by the Kingsbridge National Ice Center group to transform the Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx into a skating rink complex, Crain’s reported.
Investors Jonathan Richter and John Nolan presented the proposal, which lays out plans for a 5,000-seat arena, eight other rinks and a public school, to the land use committee of Bronx Community Board 7 last week. [more]