The work on the three bridges, to begin this year, will create more than 5,000 jobs and more than $600 million in wages, according to Cuomo and Christie’s offices.
The new enclosed observatory will offer panoramic views of the city and will occupy three floors. It is expected to open in 2015.
Three World Trade Center construction workers have been charged with possessing and selling marijuana at the site in Lower Manhattan.
Two New York City Fire Department vehicles salvaged from the World Trade Center site have been stored in Hangar 17 at Kennedy Airport for more than 10 years.
The $1 billion project calls for raising the 80-year-old span’s roadway 64 feet to 215 feet to allow larger container ships access to piers in New Jersey and New York.
The agency has filed another 14 lawsuits against what it calls its most egregious toll violators. That brings the total number of suits to 33 since February when the agency announced its “Wall of Shame” program.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is outing drivers who brazenly ignore tolls at its bridges and tunnels.
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