For the Record...
MGR Reporting has provided court reporting services for organizations involved in some of the area’s most prominent initiatives. Sometimes the meetings are calm and civil. Sometimes things get heated and multiple voices are clamoring to be heard. No matter the situation, we don’t miss a word and consistently deliver an accurate, thorough transcript.
Below, you can learn about several of the many public hearings and other official meetings that have been expertly covered by our firm.
The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) and New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) held public hearings on the proposal to build a third track on its Main Line through Nassau County.
MGR provided reporting services for the well-attended hearings held in Westbury. While many LIRR customers were in favor of the project, some expressed concerns about the effect on residential properties and the impact of construction.
In response to the plan to close Rikers Island, the City of New York submitted an application to build four borough-based jails. The City Planning Commission held public hearings on the matter and MGR recorded four hearings throughout the boroughs.
These were contentious hearings, with protestors inside and outside of the building. The last meeting we covered lasted 8 hours.
MGR Reporting covered the New York Department of City Planning Hearing held at the city planning offices. This was a controversial project because the two 39-story buildings would cast shadows on one of the world’s most prominent places, the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. The project is currently on hold as a result of several lawsuits opposed to the development.
NYC Parks held a public hearing on the proposed expansion of the Museum of Natural History, which involved building the Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation. The Museum is located in Theodore Roosevelt Park, and many Upper West Side residents were strongly opposed to the new project, which would encroach on public park land. MGR Reporting recorded the memorable hearing held in the Museum auditorium.