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10 Years Later: The Newman Real Estate Institute Takes a Close Look at the Hudson Yards

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NEW YORK, NY -- June 10, 2015 - The Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute of the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College invites you its upcoming conference “Hudson Yards at Ten -- New York’s Newest Neighborhood Takes Shape,” on Thursday, June 18.

The program will commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the adoption of the Special Hudson Yards zoning district. Experts will take a look back at the challenges and issues that were considered in the planning and development, key aspects of the zoning and financing innovations, and critical public and private projects made possible by the zoning. A portion of the program will focus on the Related-Oxford Hudson Yards project, which is the centerpiece in the transformation of this area.

Daniel L. Doctoroff, former CEO, Bloomberg L.P. and former Deputy Mayor, Economic Development, will provide the keynote address. Frank Ruchala, Deputy Director, Zoning Division, NYC, Department of City Planning will provide opening remarks highlighting the overview of the Hudson Yards Land Use Plan. L. Jay Cross, President, Related Hudson Yards will be the featured speaker, and panel discussions will be moderated by Richard Barth, Senior Advisor for Land Use and Housing Strategies, Capalino+Company and Edith Hsu-Chen, Manhattan Director, New York City Department of City Planning. 

Other speakers include L. Jay Cross, President, Related Hudson Yards; Sandy Hornick, Principal, Hornick Consulting; Paul Januszewski, Vice President for Planning, Rockrose Development Corp.; Anna Hayes Levin, Former Member, Community Board 4; Marvin Markus, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs; Joseph Restuccia, Executive Director, Clinton Housing Development Corporation; Joseph B. Rose, President, Rose Urban Strategies; Ann Weisbrod, Former President, Hudson Yards Development Corporation.

January 19, 2015 marked the 10-year anniversary of the adoption of the Special Hudson Yards zoning district, one of the most significant planning and zoning initiatives in New York City in decades. As adopted in 2005, the zoning provided more than 40 million square feet of new development, 13,600 new mixed-income housing units, and creation of the Hudson Park and Boulevard.

Ten years later, the subway and open space is nearing completion, and the Related-Oxford Hudson Yards Project is under construction -- the largest construction project in North America, extending over the 28-acre Eastern and Western rail yards. When completed, it will provide over17 million square feet of mixed-use development, including 14 acres of new open space.




WHAT: Hudson Yards at Ten- New York’s Newest Neighborhood Takes Shape


WHEN: Thursday, June 18, 2015

            8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


WHERE: Baruch College - Information & Technology Building (Library Building)

             151 E. 25th Street

             New York, NY 10010

             7th Floor

About Baruch College:

Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 18,000 students, who represent 164 countries and speak more than 129 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 4 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to



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