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A08305 Summary:

BILL NOA08305A
 
SAME ASSAME AS S06703
 
SPONSORAubry
 
COSPNSRSepulveda
 
MLTSPNSR
 
 
Authorizes the city of New York to discontinue the use of certain parkland for the purpose of construction and operation of a pre-kindergarten center with a focus on instruction in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
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A08305 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                         8305--A
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                      June 6, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by M. of A. AUBRY -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Cities -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted  as
          amended and recommitted to said committee
 
        AN  ACT authorizing the city of New York to discontinue certain parkland
          for the purpose of construction and operation  of  a  pre-kindergarten
          center  with  a focus on instruction in science, technology, engineer-
          ing, and mathematics
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section  1.  Notwithstanding the provisions of chapter 734 of the laws
     2  of 1963, including any amendments  made  thereto,  and  subject  to  the
     3  provisions  of this act, the city of New York, acting by and through the
     4  commissioner of parks and recreation of  such  city,  is  authorized  to
     5  discontinue  the use as parkland the lands described in section three of
     6  this act and provide for the use of such lands  by  the  New  York  city
     7  department of education for the purpose of construction and operation of
     8  a  pre-kindergarten center with a focus on instruction in science, tech-
     9  nology, engineering, and mathematics upon such terms and  conditions  as
    10  agreed  to  by the department of parks and recreation and the department
    11  of education.
    12    § 2. The authorization provided in section one of this  act  shall  be
    13  effective only upon the condition that the city of New York dedicates an
    14  amount  equal  to or greater than the fair market value of the parklands
    15  being discontinued towards  the  acquisition  of  new  parklands  and/or
    16  towards  capital  improvements  to  existing  parkland  and recreational
    17  facilities within the borough of Queens.
    18    § 3. The lands authorized to be discontinued pursuant to  section  one
    19  of this act are as follows:
    20    A parcel of land lying in Queens, New York, in Tax Block No.  2018 Lot
    21  1, more particularly described as follows;
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD13062-02-7

        A. 8305--A                          2
 
     1    BEGINNING at a point from the corner formed by the intersection of the
     2  westerly  line  of  111th  Street and the southerly line of 46th Avenue.
     3  From said point, running easterly 95.51 feet along the projected  south-
     4  erly line of 46th Avenue to a point, thence running southerly 12.80 feet
     5  parallel  to the west line of 111th Street to a point or place of begin-
     6  ning;
     7    1.      Running thence easterly 229.20 feet, forming an interior angle
     8  of 271.16 degrees, to a point, thence;
     9    2.      Running southerly 186.50 feet, forming an  interior  angle  of
    10  90.00 degrees, to a point of curvature, thence;
    11    3.      Along a curve, concave westerly, with a radius of 171.25 feet,
    12  an  arc  length of 99.59 feet, and a chord length of 98.19 feet, forming
    13  an interior angle of 117.57 degrees, to a point of cusp, thence;
    14    4.      Along a curve with a radius of 176.37 feet, an arc  length  of
    15  81.55  feet, and a chord length of 80.83 feet, forming an interior angle
    16  of 123.00 degrees, to a point;  said  point  being  distant  56.46  feet
    17  southerly,  forming an interior angle of 298.27 degrees, thence westerly
    18  171.17 feet, forming an interior angle of  90.00  degrees,  to  a  point
    19  formed  by the intersection of the westerly line of 111th Street and the
    20  southerly line of 47th Avenue;
    21    5.      Thence running westerly 49.05 feet, from  the  last  mentioned
    22  course, forming an interior angle to the above mentioned chord of 209.43
    23  degrees, to a point of curvature, thence;
    24    6.      Along  a  curve,  concave  easterly,  with a radius of 1183.83
    25  feet, an arc length of 193.78 feet, and a chord length of  193.57  feet,
    26  forming  an  interior  angle  of 96.74 degrees, to the point or place of
    27  beginning, forming an interior angle of 83.26 degrees with the chord.
    28    Containing 43,515 square feet (0.999 acres).
    29    § 4. If the parkland that is the subject  of  this  act  has  received
    30  funding  pursuant  to  the federal land and water conservation fund, the
    31  discontinuance of parklands authorized by the  provisions  of  this  act
    32  shall  not  occur  until  the municipality has complied with the federal
    33  requirements pertaining to the conversion of parklands, including satis-
    34  fying the secretary of the interior that the discontinuance will include
    35  all conditions which the secretary of the interior  deems  necessary  to
    36  assure  the  substitution  of  other  lands  shall be equivalent in fair
    37  market value and recreational usefulness to the lands  being  discontin-
    38  ued.
    39    § 5. If the property described in section three of this act shall ever
    40  be  used  for  a purpose other than for the purpose described in section
    41  one of this act, such property shall revert back to the city of New York
    42  department of parks and recreation to be used for park and  recreational
    43  purposes  or  for  the  purposes  provided by chapter 734 of the laws of
    44  1963, including any amendments made thereto.
    45    § 6. Nothing in this act shall be construed to exempt any  pre-kinder-
    46  garten  center  established  on  the lands described in section three of
    47  this act from being in compliance with all applicable standards relating
    48  to pre-kindergarten programs.
    49    § 7. This act shall take effect immediately.
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