What's left for the arena? TCO notes 29 requirements, but not easy to suss out; work expected through end of February
Two days before the arena opening, a 9/26/12 TCO, expiring 12/25/12, reduced the number of outstanding requirements to 29, with only two retail spaces (Metro PCS and Starbucks) approved.
A 9/28/12 TCO, expiring 12/27/12, reduced the number of outstanding requirements to 28, and permitted the Rocawear store. An 11/21/12 TCO, expiring 2/19/23, maintained 28 outstanding requirements. A 12/5/12 TCO, expiring 3/5/13, nudged the outstanding requirements to 29.
What are those outstanding requirements? I couldn't tell from consulting the DOB web site, and a query to the agency wasn't returned.
Work through February
According to the consultant Merritt & Harris, which reports to the arena bond trustee, punch list work on the arena continues through 2/28/13. Presumably after that a Certificate of Occupancy will be issued.
Empire State Development, the state agency overseeing the arena, has long issued two-week construction look-aheads, after preparation by Forest City Ratner. Those updates have been quite sporadic since the arena opened, however.