N.Y. Public Authorities Law Section 557-A
Lands, easements and rights in land


1.

Lands in fee simple, easements and rights in land, including the right to cut off light, air and access (any and all of which are in this section referred to as “lands”) shall after January first, nineteen hundred forty be acquired as provided in this section for the project and other authorized purposes, and the provisions of sections five hundred fifty-five, five hundred fifty-six and five hundred fifty-seven of this chapter shall not apply.

2.

The authority may acquire lands for said project in the name of the city at the cost and expense of the authority by purchase or condemnation pursuant to the condemnation law. The authority shall have the use and occupancy of such lands so long as its corporate existence shall continue.

3.

The city may, by resolution of the board of estimate, or by deed authorized by such a resolution, convey, with or without consideration, to the authority for the project the use and occupancy, for so long as its corporate existence shall continue, of any lands then owned by the city including lands which, by any other law, are inalienable by the city, and such conveyance may reserve to the city such rights as shall not restrict the authority in the construction, reconstruction, operation and maintenance of the project.

4.

The city may acquire lands in the name of the city for the project or for the widening of existing roads, streets, parkways, avenues or elevated highways or for new roads, streets, parkways, avenues or elevated highways connecting with said project, or partly for such purposes and partly for other city purposes, by purchase or condemnation in the manner provided by law for the acquisition of land by the city. Contracts may be entered into between the city and the authority providing for the lands to be acquired by the city, and the part or proportion of the cost and expense to be paid by the authority, the balance to be paid by the city, and terms and conditions of payment to be made by the authority. Such contracts may also determine the improvements and construction to be done by the authority. Such roads, streets, parkways, avenues and elevated highways connecting with the project shall be operated, maintained, and reconstructed by the city, and except for the original construction and improvement thereof by the authority, the city shall have exclusive jurisdiction over them.

5.

The mayor may authorize a contract between the city and the authority and no other authorization on the part of the city for such a contract shall be necessary. Any such contract may be so authorized and entered into by the city and the payments required to be made by the city may be made and financed notwithstanding that no provision therefor shall have first been made in the capital budget of the city. All contractual or other obligations of the city incurred in carrying out the provisions of this title shall be included in and provided for by such capital budget of the city thereafter made, to the extent that they may appropriately be included therein.

Source: Section 557-A — Lands, easements and rights in land, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PBA/557-A (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

550
Short title
551
Definitions
552
Triborough bridge and tunnel authority
552‑A
Consolidation
553
Powers of the authority
553‑A
Additional powers in relation to Brooklyn Richmond project
553‑B
Additional powers and provisions in relation to convention center
553‑C
Additional powers and provisions in relation to railroad and rapid transit projects
553‑D
Special Triborough bridge and tunnel authority special obligation bonds and notes
553‑E
Laws applicable to certain activities
553‑F
Tokens
553‑G
Fire training
553‑H
Tokens
553‑I
Marine Parkway Bridge
553‑J
Additional powers and provisions in relation to central business district tolling program
553‑K
Traffic mobility review board
554
Transfer of officers and employees
555
Selection of site
556
Acquisition of lands by the city for the project
557
Grant of land by the city to the authority
557‑A
Lands, easements and rights in land
558
Consent of state
559
Construction contracts
560
Moneys of the authority
561
Bonds of the authority
562
Redemption of bonds
563
Agreement of the state
564
State and city not liable on bonds
565
Bonds legal investments for fiduciaries
566
Exemptions from taxation
566‑A
Tax contract by the state
567
Remedies of bondholders
568
Continuity of jurisdiction
569
Protection of prior bondholders
569‑A
Actions against the authority
569‑B
Restrictions on signs and billboards
569‑C
Transfer and receipt of surplus funds
569‑D
Protection of bondholders
570
Title not affected if in part unconstitutional or ineffective
571
Inconsistent provisions in other acts superseded

Accessed:
Jun. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

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