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Public Hearing: Eminent Domain Procedure Law Termination of Lease for Public Parking at 2 Broadway

Public Hearing: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (“MTA”) will hold a public hearing pursuant to Article 2 of the New York State Eminent Domain Procedure Law (“EDPL”) on MTA’s proposed termination of a lease for public parking operations in the basement of MTA’s office building at 2 Broadway in Lower Manhattan (Manhattan Tax Block 11, Lot 1) (the “Property”). The hearing will review the public uses, benefits, purposes, and location of MTA’s proposed action and the impacts, if any, that MTA’s action may have on the environment and residents of the area. The hearing also will give the public an opportunity to comment on MTA’s proposed action.

Date, Time and Place of Hearing

Monday, February 29, 2016 — Starting at 5 p.m.
Registration to speak begins at 4 p.m. and closes at 6 p.m.

2 Broadway - William J. Ronan Board Room, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10004


By Subway: 4 subway5 subway to Bowling Green; R subway to Whitehall;
or 1 subway to South Ferry or Rector Street.
By Bus: Take the M5, M15 (local or SBS), M20, X1 or X10.
By Staten Island Ferry: Take the Staten Island Ferry to Whitehall Terminal.

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including express bus routes.

For more information or to receive a copy of the complete MTA program of projects, to register to speak, or to submit written comments, contact:

Those wishing to be heard must register in advance either by telephone by calling (646) 252-6777, on the MTA website at, or in person at the hearing. Hearing impaired customers should call 711 for relay services and then ask to be connected to the telephone number listed above to speak with an agent. Verbal presentations will be limited to three (3) minutes. You may present verbal testimony or submit written statements in lieu of, or to supplement, oral testimony, concerning the proposed property acquisition. All written statements must be submitted by 6 p.m. on February 29, 2016. Comments received after that date and time will not be considered.

For general questions about the project, contact: Michael Bader, MTA, Director of Real Estate Operations, 2 Broadway, New York, NY 10004 Tel. (212) 878-1230; Fax (212) 878-0162.
For questions on the eminent domain process, contact: Anthony P. Semancik, MTA, Deputy General Counsel, 2 Broadway, New York, NY 10004 Tel. (212) 878-7248; Fax (212) 878-1240.

Any property owner or other interested party who may wish to challenge the proposed property taking via judicial review may do so only on the basis of issues, facts, and objections raised at the EDPL public hearing.

Accessibility and Interpreter Services

The hearing has been scheduled at a location that is accessible to people with a mobility impairment.

An interpreter for hearing impaired people will be available upon advance request (no later than February 24, 2016).

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