Empire State Development changes course, backs BK Bridge Park’s Pier 6

Rendering of Pier 6 at Brooklyn Bridge Park (credit: ODA) (inset: Howard Zemsky) The Empire State Development Corp. did an about-face and backed plans for a two-tower residential development at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6, paving the way for the entity that operates the park to approve the project. RAL Development Services and partner Oliver’s Realty […]

Javits Center contracts draw concern in light of state, federal probes

Rendering of the Jacob K. Javits Center expansion (inset: Daniel Tishman) Tishman Construction can’t bid on the expansion of the Jacob K. Javits Center — but that doesn’t mean it won’t work on the project. The Convention Center Development Corporation, a subsidiary of the Empire State Development Corporation, on Wednesday awarded and extended two contracts […]