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people walking around and sitting in astor place plaza.
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    Reconstruction of Astor Place began in 2013 after approval from the local Community Board. The long task list included relocating underground utilities, crating and storing public art, and installing new features like lighting, bicycle racks, and plantings. Now after many traffic studies and design work, you can get a sneak preview of the new Astor Place.

A rendering of the new Rescue Company 2 in Ocean Hill, Brooklyn.
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    DDC Commissioner Feniosky Peña-Mora and Fire Department Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro officially broke ground on a new 21,000-square-foot firehouse for Brooklyn’s Rescue Company 2. The $32 million project will provide space for multiple FDNY vehicles, tools, and special rescue gear such as SCUBA equipment. An interior space from ground to roof level will be a training area for the Company’s firefighters.
A view of the Ghostbusters firehouse covered in scaffolding.
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    Fire Station Hook and Ladder Company No. 8 in Tribeca, best known for its appearance in the 1984 hit movie Ghostbusters, is being fully renovated under the supervision of senior project manager Amir Nossrati. “Once the top-to-bottom renovation is complete, the modern functionality of the building will provide a comfortable atmosphere to serve these brave people,” said DDC Commissioner Feniosky Peña-Mora.
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    DDC is celebrating twenty years of building a strong, sustainable New York City. Begun in 1996 as a way for the City to efficiently manage the design and construction of most public buildings and infrastructure, our agency has grown into a worldwide leader in design and construction management. It’s a milestone we are privileged to achieve, and we look forward to more years of service.
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