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ESDC meeting moved up; schedule now is MTA June 22, ESDC June 23, MTA June 24

Today, the Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC) announced that its board meeting would be held Tuesday, June 23, at 9 am, rather than, as previously indicated, June 24.

While ESDC spokesman Warner Johnston told me that changes in meeting times aren't unusual--true--the switch also apparently gives the board the opportunity to adopt a revised Modified General Project Plan for Atlantic Yards before the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) acts.

MTA meetings

The MTA Finance Committee on June 22 is expected to examine on a revised deal with Forest City Ratner to develop the Vanderbilt Yard. On June 24, the full MTA board is expected to approve the deal.

The meetings will be held at MTA Headquarters, 347 Madison Avenue (44-45), 5th Floor Board Room. The Finance Committee meeting will be held at 11:45 on June 22. The full board meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. on June 24.

The MTA rules:
Registration opens 15 minutes before scheduled start of committee meetings and 30 minutes before the start of each board meeting.
Registration must be done in person.
Statements must be about agenda items only.
Two minute speaking limit.
Speaking time may not be transferred.

ESDC meeting details

The meeting will be held at ESDC offices, 37th Floor, 633 Third Avenue (40-41) in Manhattan.

Web casting of meeting will be available.

This meeting is open to the public for observation and comment. Members of the public who wish to attend the meeting are instructed to RSVP to (212)803-3760.