Long uncertain City Council member Fernando Cabrera has decided to support the $320 million Kingsbridge National Ice Center project in the Bronx.
The council member was heavily pressured by the mayor’s office and Council Speaker Christine Quinn to fall in line with the project plans, a number of people involved in negotiations told Crain’s. An agreement in which the developer will pay for a traffic study was part of what reportedly swayed his 11th-hour approval.
A $250,000 fund in support of small businesses in the area will also be administered by the city’s Department of Small Business Services, with Kingsbridge National Ice Center providing the funding. [Crain’s] — Julie Strickland