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Jumping over slush, Bisnow made it yesterday to a packed room of the New York Building Congress, gathered for a lunch keynote from MTA CEO Lee Sander. He spoke about the impact if Albany doesn't approve state funds by the end of March to help with the agency's fiscal crisis.
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Lee, second from left, with NYBC chair Stuart Graham, president Richard Anderson and Congressman Michael McMahon, tells us could go up as much as 30%, service could be cut, and MTA capital programs, such as the Second Avenue Subway and East Side Access projects, could be set back (c'mon, we've been waiting for SAS for 50 years!). He encouraged NYBC members to educate the their politicians on why to move forward with Richard Ravitch's recovery plan.
BUILDERS, APPRAISERS  & FORECASTERS
Lee's not holding a Tony Award. It's actually part of the subway's signaling system, and almost a century old. There's a lot of ancient equipment that needs replacement.
BUILDERS, APPRAISERS  & FORECASTERS
AIA New York State's Edward Farrell, Ames & Gough's Barbara Sable, and Zetlin & De Chiara's Lina Telese. Congrats to Lina, who was just named partner of her firm (Barbara joked that's why Lina can have a glass of wine at lunch). Barbara's been placing insurance coverage in Dubai, while Edward's out saving the world with AIA.
BUILDERS, APPRAISERS  & FORECASTERS
AECOM's Charlie Manning, Parsons Brinckerhoff's Garry Nunes, and Ferreira Construction's Ray Finnegan. Ray, who was with the Port Authority for 35 years, tells us he's enjoying semi-retirement as a part-time contractor, which leaves him plenty of time for golf and travel. He's heading to Antigua next week.