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for being selected as a
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and very own
The Totenberg Group
60 East 42nd Street, Suite 4600
New York, NY 10165
Tel: (212) 704-0352
Director of Development at Forestdale
and all recipients of the
Schneps Communications/Queens Courier
NY Power Women in Business Award 2019
Forestdale, Inc. is a New York City
nonproit leader serving 1,500
We work to end the intergenerational
transmission of poverty and trauma, provide
comprehensive foster care, preventive and
wrap-around services with an exclusive focus
on the particular needs of Queens'
communities and families.
Since 1854, we have ensured that children
and families have the fundamental assets
need to thrive and live independently.
The Hugh L. Carey Battery Park City
Authority (BPCA) is a Class A New York
State public benefi t corporation.
WHAT WE DO
The BPCA’s mission is to plan, create, co-ordinate and maintain a balanced community
of commercial, residential, retail, and park space within its designated 92-acre
site on Manhattan’s lower west side known as Battery Park City. Parcels of land
are leased to developers who build in accordance with the Authority’s guidelines,
which also incorporate green provisions mandating state of the art environmental
specifi cations to maximize energy effi ciency and minimize water usage. With more
than fi ve million square feet of environmentally sustainable construction on its 92-
acre site, Battery Park City is the largest “green” neighborhood in the world.
INSIGHT ON NAVIGATING BPCA
BPCA endorses a competitive public bidding process and, as such, solicits bids
from contractors for work throughout Battery Park City. Requests for Proposals
(RFPs) are posted in the New York State Contract Reporter and the New York City
Record as well as the BPCA’s website: www.bpca.ny.gov.
Pursuant to Article 15-A of the Executive Law and regulations adopted thereunder,
BPCA has established goals for the participation of certifi ed minority and women
owned business enterprises (M/WBE’s) in the performance of services under
contract with BPCA. The language of Article 15A appears in all of BPCA’s leases.
These goals have been prescribed as percentages of the overall proposal/contract
dollar amount. BPCA’s goals are placed on construction contracts totaling over
$100,000, and procurement contracts over $25,000. MWBE-certifi ed fi rms are
found in the Directory of Certifi ed MWBEs off ered by Empire State Development.
BPCA is a major sponsor of The Competitive Edge Conference. Held annually, the
conference provides an excellent opportunity for MWBEs to network with City,
State and Private Sector fi rms. For more information, visit The Competitive Edge’s
HOW TO CONNECT WITH US
Battery Park City Authority
200 Liberty Street, 24th Floor
New York, NY 10281-1097