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Lame Duck Bloomberg Also Fast-Tracks Non-Megaprojects

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The end of the year means it's time for media to produce every countdown list under the sun, and the Times has rehashed (and mapped) 15 major projects, worth a total of $12 billion, that the Bloomberg administration wants to get passed before Hizzoner leaves office. Beyond the obvious mega ones—SHoP's Domino plan for the Williamsburg waterfront, the Staten Island Wheel and outlet mall, and the Kingsbridge Armory ice rink in the Bronx (all of which are in various stages of approval)—there are some less high-profile, potentially cityscape-changing proposals of note.

They include: the amphitheater for Coney Island's old Childs Restaurant building (price tag: $53 million); the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center expansion on the East Side waterfront ($1.7 billion); Astoria's 2,500-unit residential giant at Hallets Point ($1 billion); an experimental building filled with 55 micro-apartments at 335 East 27th Street ($16 million); the redevelopment of 65 acres of Staten Island's south shore called Charleston; and the remaking of the area around graffiti mecca 5Pointz (RIP) in Long Island City ($400 million). Let's see how many can get through the city's many-layered approval process by January. Ready, set, go.
· Going Out With Building Boom, Mayor Pushes Billions in Projects [NYT]
· Race To The Finish [Curbed]
—Photo of Childs Restaurant via ElissaSCA/Curbed Photo Pool

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