The building should also "avoid looking like a dystopian glass box," the board wrote.
Participants have a shot at a share of $150,000 in prize money for their businesses.
The EDC asked for a total of $67.3 million for dunes, new access points and to pay for concrete planks.
The city is looking into boats that can operate in extreme cold while planning the five-borough ferry.
Cuomo reiterated Monday that the MTA did not see any "redevelopment possibilities" at the 200-acre site.
The city is planning to transform a Jamaica garage into affordable housing and retail.
Improved rail spurs and a new rail platform should both be finished by the fall of 2016.
The decision came after City Councilman Carlos Menchaca did not back the plan.
The city will invest $3.5 million in the fashion manufacturing space at Liberty View Industrial Plaza.
The waterfront park between 43rd and 51st Streets debuted Wednesday after multiple delays.
A dozen politicians urged the Economic Development Corporation to add two more ferry stops.
Gov. Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio announced a $400,000 "Race for Space" program for the East Shore.
The city is asking for community input on developers' proposals for the Bedford Union Armory.
The Economic Development Corporation is awaiting approval from the state agencies to open the park.
The Queensway plan calls for basketball courts, learning gardens and a recreational center.
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