MSG's Hudson Yards bid could open door for developers.A brazen bra·zen
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ballgame ," said State Assembly Member Richard N. Gottfried after MSG MSG: see glutamic acid. submitted the bid in a bold attempt to halt the controversial Jets stadium plan backed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg Michael Rubens Bloomberg (born 14 February 1942) is an American businessman, and the founder of Bloomberg L.P., currently serving as the Mayor of New York City. He was a general partner at Salomon Brothers before founding the financial software service company in 1981. .
Gottfried, who represents the Hudson Yards area, said the MTA (1) (Message Transfer Agent or Mail Transfer Agent) The store and forward part of a messaging system. See messaging system.
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1. (messaging) MTA - Message Transfer Agent. needs to look seriously at the offer. "There is now a real offer on the table that will give the MTA full value for its property at no cost to the taxpayers. Failing to pursue this offer would violate the MTA's duty to its riders and the public.
"Developers may have been afraid to express interest in this site for fear of crossing the Mayor," he added. "Now that there is one developer making a bid, we may now see more bids from developers who do not want to be left out." Bloomberg scoffed at the eleventh hour bid claiming it was disingenuous dis·in·gen·u·ous
1. Not straightforward or candid; insincere or calculating: "an ambitious, disingenuous, philistine, and hypocritical operator, who ... exemplified ... , but MSG said it is dead serious.
"The offer was made to the MTA and they have said that they will consider it," said an MSG spokesperson. "We believe that this is far better for the MTA, neighborhood residents and New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of taxpayers. Madison Square Garden is ready, willing and able to make a firm and binding commitment."
The bid came after weeks of rowing over the future of the site which Bloomberg wants for the New York Sports and Convention Center that the Jets could also call their new home.
On February 4, Madison Square Garden sent a letter to MTA Chairman Peter Kalikow outlining its proposal to develop the site for $600 million.
The plan calls for what is likely to be a more community pleasing development of a mixed-use community centered on high and low rise residential development, including affordable housing with ample open space and community amenities, including commercial, cultural, recreational, hotel, retail, parking and other uses.
The Jets had offered $100 million and also agreed to pay $315 million for the construction of the platform over the yards. However, the land has already been appraised at $300 million and, in a bid to reach a settlement, both the Jets and the MTA last week agreed to intervention by former Senator George Mitchell George Mitchell may refer to:
It was in the wake of that announcement that MSG went under the nose of its rival to make its $600 million offer for the site.
MSG has said the benefits of developing the land are significant, not least that it gives the MTA a fair price for the site and a firm commitment from a credit-worthy buyer.
The plan would also produce future tax revenues many times greater than the revenues to be derived from a stadium, as well as create "more attractive employment opportunities, open space, and a development that is esthetically pleasing and in keeping with the long-term development of the West Side in a community friendly manner and is drastically more favorable to New York taxpayers."
While the MSG plan does not include the building of the platform, it has agreed to negotiate with the MTA should the cost exceed $250 million.
In a statement, Jets spokeswoman, Marissa Shorenstein, dismissed the bid, saying, "This is a desperate ploy ploy
An action calculated to frustrate an opponent or gain an advantage indirectly or deviously; a maneuver: "A typical ploy is to feign illness, procure medicine, then sell it on the black market" and cynical PR gimmick by a company that will stop at nothing to protect their monopoly."
However, MSG confirmed the offer represented an opening proposal should the MTA choose to begin an auction for the property.