Bill Text: NY A07141 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Transfers certain lands to the city of New York to be used as parklands.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-04-10 - referred to transportation [A07141 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A07141-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     April 10, 2019
        Introduced  by M. of A. CUSICK, MALLIOTAKIS -- read once and referred to
          the Committee on Transportation
        AN ACT to amend the highway law, in  relation  to  transferring  certain
          land  to  the  city of New York department of parks and recreation and
          the department of  environmental  conservation  and  designating  such
          lands as parklands
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 349-f of the highway law, as amended by chapter 288
     2  of the laws of 2018, is amended to read as follows:
     3    § 349-f. New York city routes. The following existing or proposed main
     4  routes or thoroughfares, are designated herein, as aforesaid, viz.:
     5    New England thruway from  the  Westchester  county  line  to  Bruckner
     6  expressway;  Bruckner  expressway  from New England thruway to Robert F.
     7  Kennedy bridge approach; Hutchinson river parkway from  the  Westchester
     8  county line to the Bronx-Whitestone bridge approach; Bronx river parkway
     9  from  the  Westchester  county line to Bruckner expressway; Henry Hudson
    10  parkway from the Westchester county line to Miller highway excepting the
    11  Henry Hudson bridge, provided that no portion of this  route  from  West
    12  Seventy-second street to the Cross Bronx expressway shall be constructed
    13  or reconstructed so as to encroach in any way on or over any land mapped
    14  or  used  for park purposes except for such temporary encroachment of no
    15  more than ten feet in width from seventy-third street  to  seventy-sixth
    16  street  as may be essential during and for the purpose of reconstruction
    17  or repair of the existing roadway following which there  shall  be  full
    18  restoration  of  park  land;  Major Deegan expressway from the Robert F.
    19  Kennedy bridge to Central Park avenue at  the  Westchester  county  line
    20  together  with  a connection to Broadway and along Broadway to Manhattan
    21  college parkway; Cross Bronx expressway from  George  Washington  bridge
    22  approach  to  Throgs  Neck  bridge; Throgs Neck expressway from Bruckner
    23  expressway to Throgs Neck bridge; Arthur  V.  Sheridan  expressway  from
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1  Cross-Bronx  expressway  to  Bruckner  expressway;  Mosholu parkway from
     2  Henry Hudson parkway to Bronx river parkway; Bronx  and  Pelham  parkway
     3  from  Bronx river parkway to New England thruway; Boston road from Bronx
     4  and  Pelham  parkway  to  New England thruway; Miller highway from Henry
     5  Hudson parkway to the Hugh L. Carey  tunnel;  and  from  Hugh  L.  Carey
     6  tunnel  to  Brooklyn-Queens expressway; Franklin D. Roosevelt drive from
     7  the Hugh L. Carey tunnel to Robert F. Kennedy  bridge  approach;  Harlem
     8  river  drive from Robert F. Kennedy bridge approach to George Washington
     9  bridge approach; Belt parkway including Gowanus parkway to Third  avenue
    10  and  Sixtieth street, Leif Erikson drive to Knapp street, Shore parkway,
    11  Belt parkway, Southern parkway and Cross Island  parkway  from  Hugh  L.
    12  Carey tunnel to Bronx-Whitestone bridge approach; Nassau expressway from
    13  Southern  parkway  to the Nassau county line; Brooklyn-Queens expressway
    14  from Gowanus expressway to Grand Central  parkway;  Prospect  expressway
    15  from  Gowanus  expressway  to Ocean parkway; Ocean parkway from Prospect
    16  expressway to Shore parkway; Interborough  parkway  from  Grand  Central
    17  Parkway  to Belt parkway; Gowanus expressway from the Verrazzano-Narrows
    18  bridge to Third avenue at Gowanus parkway;  Third  Avenue  from  Gowanus
    19  expressway to Hamilton avenue; Hamilton Avenue from Third Avenue to Hugh
    20  L.  Carey tunnel; Queens boulevard from Queensborough bridge approach to
    21  Van Wyck expressway; Van Wyck  expressway  from  Whitestone  expressway,
    22  including  a  connection  to  Grand  Central parkway, to John F. Kennedy
    23  international airport; Woodhaven  boulevard  from  Queens  boulevard  to
    24  Cross  Bay  parkway  bridge  northerly  approach; Cross Bay parkway from
    25  Cross Bay bridge southerly approach to Short Front parkway; Shore  Front
    26  parkway  from  Cross  Bay  parkway generally along the shore line of the
    27  Atlantic ocean to the Nassau  expressway  at  the  Nassau  county  line;
    28  Queens-Midtown  expressway from Queens-Midtown tunnel approach to Queens
    29  Boulevard; Horace Harding expressway from Queens Boulevard to the Nassau
    30  county line; a connection between Brooklyn-Queens expressway and  North-
    31  ern  boulevard  in  the vicinity of Grand Central parkway; Grand Central
    32  parkway from Robert F. Kennedy bridge approach to  Nassau  county  line;
    33  Whitestone  expressway from Bronx-Whitestone bridge approach to Van Wyck
    34  expressway and continuing to Grand Central parkway; Clearview expressway
    35  from Throgs Neck bridge to  Nassau  expressway;  Richmond  parkway  from
    36  [Staten  Island  expressway  to] the Outerbridge crossing approach to La
    37  Tourette Park at Richmond Avenue; Staten Island expressway from Goethals
    38  bridge to the Verrazzano-Narrows bridge with  a  connection  to  Bayonne
    39  bridge; Willowbrook parkway from Staten Island expressway to Great Kills
    40  park; West Shore expressway from Staten Island expressway to Outerbridge
    41  crossing;  Shore  Front  drive northerly from the terminus of West Shore
    42  expressway at Staten Island expressway, thence generally along the shore
    43  lines of Kill Van Kull, the Narrows, Lower New York bay and Raritan  bay
    44  to the approach to Outerbridge crossing.
    45    § 2. All right, title and interest in property as defined in the high-
    46  way law as the Willowbrook Parkway from Victory Boulevard to Great Kills
    47  Park  at Hylan Boulevard, shall be vested in the department of parks and
    48  recreation of the city of New York.
    49    § 3. All right, title and interest in property as defined in the high-
    50  way law as the Richmond Parkway from a point 60 feet south of the Staten
    51  Island expressway to Manor Road, shall be vested in  the  department  of
    52  parks and recreation of the city of New York.
    53    § 4. All right, title and interest in property as defined in the high-
    54  way  law  as  the  Richmond  Parkway from Manor Road to Richmond Avenue,
    55  shall be vested in the department of parks and recreation of the city of
    56  New York.

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     1    § 5. The parcels defined in sections two, three and four of  this  act
     2  shall  be  used  for park purposes, shall not be used for transportation
     3  purposes and shall not be sold, leased, exchanged, donated, or otherwise
     4  disposed of or used for other than  public  park  purposes  without  the
     5  express  authority of an act of the legislature, which shall provide for
     6  the substitution of other lands of equal environmental  value  and  fair
     7  market  value and reasonably equivalent usefulness and location to those
     8  to be discontinued, sold or disposed of, and such other requirements  as
     9  shall  be  approved  by  the commissioner of parks and recreation of the
    10  city of New York and the commissioner of environmental conservation.
    11    § 6. There shall be set aside a sum of money  equal  to  the  cost  of
    12  constructing the parkways that are de-mapped pursuant to this act, to be
    13  used for highway and road improvement or transit purposes in the borough
    14  of Staten Island, on application of the city of New York, the department
    15  of transportation, the metropolitan transportation authority or the Port
    16  Authority  of  New York and New Jersey, as the case may be. The projects
    17  may include, but shall not be limited to: the  construction  of  turning
    18  lanes and intersection improvements at the intersection of Ocean Terrace
    19  and  Todt  Hill Road; the extension of the eastbound service road of the
    20  Staten Island Expressway from Manor  Road  to  Renwick  Avenue;  or  the
    21  construction  of  a  connector  from  the Korean War Veterans Parkway to
    22  Richmond Avenue.
    23    § 7. Nothing in this act shall prevent  the  city  of  New  York  from
    24  making  application  to  the  legislature for approval of an exchange of
    25  adjacent property owned by the city of New York of equivalent  size  and
    26  value  on  Rockland Avenue between Brielle Avenue and Richmond Road, for
    27  such improvement of Rockland Avenue as the city of New York may  author-
    28  ize  consistent  with  any  and all land use review and applicable state
    29  law.
    30    § 8. This act shall take effect immediately.