Daily News from New York, New York on April 11, 1985 · 12
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Daily News from New York, New York · 12

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Thursday, April 11, 1985
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MASSAftQUA: 700 SUNRISI MAUPIRTH AMBOT: 171 HOBART ST. friirorT: i w. mirrick rd. YONKf RS: 1 HUDSON ST. NiW ROCMIUI: 240 NOTH AVI. WHIM PLAINS: l-47 COURT ST. IIOGIWOOO: 56 0 CATAIRA AVI MT. VI RNON: II FOURTH AVI. STORH COAST TO COAST RIAINFIILD: 31S I. FRONT ST. JIRSf T CUT: 1S44 KINNIDT OIVD. UNION CITY: 4900 tf RGINUNi AVI. PASSAIC: Ill-ltS JIFFIRSON ST. RATIRSON: S7 VAN HOUTIN ST. 1 mm 99; Jacqueline Onassis What has Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis to do with the Ziegfeld Follies? Only that she's one of several figures caught up in a Times Square flap over an effort to convert the roof garden of the New Amsterdam Theater on W. 42d St. into a national theater. The roof garden was a favorite haunt of impresario Florenz Ziegf eld. There, in the wicked period just after World War I, Ziegfeld staged his "Midnight Frolic" shows starring Fanny Brice, Will Rogers and Eddie Cantor. Fred Papert, president of the 42d St. Redevelopment Corp.. is the fel low who wants to rehab the roof garden and make it into a national theater. The project, says Papert, would cost from $5 million to $6 million. Jackie O is a member of Papert's board and helped him create the successful Theater Row on 42d St ' between Ninth and 10th Aves. She often appears at his side and has in behalf of the roof -garden project Now the controversy. Papert is seeking $1.5 million from a special $4 million environmental fund for upgrading Times Square to underwrite a second mortgage on the roof-garden project. He says he's doing it at the urging of city officials. But the local community board and the midtown citizens committee said in no uncertain terms that the $4 million is designed to improve quali-ty-of-life conditions in Times Square, and a national theater should not be allowed to dip into that fund. Papert, seeking to avoid further controversy, says he is willing to look elsewhere for funding. He already has raised more than $3 million of the needed $6 million. "My feeling is that another source can be found." Still, Papert, with Jackie O's help, is determined to create a national theater in New York and would like it to be upstairs in the New Amsterdam which sits mid-block on 42d between Seventh and Eighth Aves. He wanted it to go in the old West Side Airlines Terminal building but that fell through. He had hoped for an urban development action grant, but said applying for such a federal grant could cause delays and turn the entire 42d St. cleanup project into "another Westway." don, "South Ferry Plaza could be a fitting counterpoint to the World Trade Towers to the west" A ferry hot property The Staten Island Ferry terminal at the foot of Manhattan is scheduled to be demolished, but that's only half the story. It's a hot, hot property. The city is suddenly awash with 14 major offers to put up a $100 million or so hotel, office and marina complex called South Ferry Plaza on the site. The ferry will continue to operate there as part of any future development. In fact, headlined names in real estate have submitted preliminary bids to the Department of Ports and Terminals. They include: the Hyatt hotel chain; builder Fred DeMateis; the Prudential and Equitable insurance companies; Olympia & York; developer Larry Silverstein; trucking magnate Arthur Imperatore and the Jack Parker Corp. The South Ferry Terminal, known as the Whitehall terminal, was built in the 1950s. It's the entering point for ferry-borne Staten Islanders and, conversely, the gateway to Staten Island. There are predictions of a 30-to-50-story tower for the site. "With spectacular vistas, in all directions," says real estate, broker Edward Gor- A problem that grates The Koch administration has been embarrassed by disclosures from Roger Herz and other leaders in the bicycle transportation movement here that sewer grates in New York are not only illegal by federal standards, but dangerous to bike riders Indeed, by not installing the proper grates, the administration risked losing $8 million' in federal funds for Brooklyn's Fulton Mall. y After meeting with Herz, executive director of Bicycle .Transportation Action, and others, the city quickly installed 17 "bicycle-safe sewer grates" at Fulton Mall and vowed to improve bicycle and pedestrian safety around the city. . How's progress? Well, Herz says his staff made an inspection of the gratings in the streets around City Hall Park Row, Broadway, Chambers St among others and reports: Nothing's changed. "They're all the hazardous kind, except in a couple of instances," says Herz. Dairy dispute ' A while back we reported on a federal antitrust suit filed by Farmland Dairies Inc. of New Jersey to crack the New York City milk market Attorney General Robert Abrams -says milk prices in Manhattan are 45 cents more a gallon than across the river in Jersey. The result has been to churn up a lot of bitter accusation. George Douris, who represents the milk industry here, says "higher prices come with the turf" and it's unfair to single out milk when the cost of housing, business, food, even shoes is higher here, particularly in Manhattan. "New Jersey milk companies like Farmland would rob this state dry by putting thousands out of work, reducing tax revenues and raising welfare benefits," says Douris.

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