18 Sep, 2020 01:00 am

Move out or pay up! NYPD pound to vacate from West Side by Dec. 31 or NYC pays millions in fines

NYC will be on the hook for $12 million if the six-acre site is still being used to store cars as of Jan. 1, 2021 and faces a recurring $3 million fine each month afterward.

New York Daily News p Pier 76 Tow Pound p ALBANY — The new chairman of the Hudson River Park Trust board of directors wants Mayor de Blasio to get moving on booting the NYPD tow pound from the west side of Manhattan.“During this time of economic challenge and the COVID-19 public health crisis, Pier 76 is an especially vital asset to Hudson River Park and the people of New York City,” Seggos wrote in the letter obtained by the Daily News.He’s now using his new position to push de Blasio to make good on a long-stalled plan to move the pound and transfer the Hudson River pier to the trust, which oversees the 4.Seggos went on to warn that the City Hall can ill afford to pay penalties associated with a delay as the coronavirus crisis continues to wreak havoc on the Big Apple’s finances.

City Hall has balked at the truncated timeline set forth by Albany lawmakers after they approved a Cuomo-backed measure as part of the state budget in April imposing steep fines if the NYPD doesn’t vacate the pound by Dec.“Any site can be used as an NYPD parking lot, but only the pier can provide spectacular open space for the public,” Seggos wrote.

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