Are you interested in plants, gardening or the environment? Would you like to support The Murray Hill Neighborhood Association’s efforts to add more green space to our community? Wouldn’t you like to work with other people in the neighborhood to keep our streetscapes clean and litter free and contribute ideas to beautify our area? Join the Green & Clean Committee as a volunteer and become a Partner in Grime or a Green Beret!
MTA Emergency Ventilation Project Withdrawn from current plan / DEIS issued / Public Hearing Scheduled
As of February 28, 2017 the Emergency Ventilation project on Park Avenue has been withdrawn from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority/New York City Transit’s current 5-year plan. State Senator Liz Krueger and other elected officials who represent our district were very instrumental in presenting the concerns of the community to key personnel of the MTA. The MTA’s decision to withdraw the project at this time was partly due to concerns about the many overlapping construction projects in the neighborhood and also to the neighborhood’s opposition to the project. The project will be revisited when the MTA develops its 2020-2024 plan.
Update March 17, 2017: The Draft Environmental Impact Statement has been issued and a public hearing was scheduled for the DEIS on April 5.
Greater East Midtown Planning Proposal Enters Public Review Process
On January 3, 2017, the New York City Planning Commission began the public review process for the Greater East Midtown planning proposal. This marks the beginning of the city’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) for the project. Parts of the proposed rezoning area are in the northern part of Murray Hill.
East 34th Street Transitway Project Completed December 2016
The New York City Department of Design and Construction (NYC DDC) has completed the East 34th Street Transitway Project. Work on this project included the installation and relocation of trunk and distribution water mains, sewer and catch basins; installation of bus bulbs, bus pads, curbs and sidewalks; private utility relocations; street lighting and traffic signals; roadway reconstruction and tree pruning and planting.