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  • Contents  Here is a way to help right three wrongs at once Corruption probe widens to include possible pay-to-play land use deals — breaking news! What has happened to our LPC? Height, REBNY, and the Overton Window of the NY Times  The growing sense of scandal in the De Blasio administration How did developer DDG […]

  • Preet  Opens Investigation that includes de Blasio   The Post reports that the Mayor is under investigation.  Preet Bharara is looking into “how the Mayor solicits cash from members of the real estate industry.”  Go Preet.  While you’re at it, investigate all elected officials in New York City who receive real estate funding.  And why […]

  • The Movie Version (five minutes).  If the movie below is not visible to you, click here to watch it on Vimeo. Include These Buildings in Tribeca’s Historic Districts! from Tribeca Trust on Vimeo.

  • -Landmark History Happened Today- In a world where developers run our city in a kind of tragic oligarchy, it is nice to be reminded that justice against the developers can sometimes still prevail. Here is the happy story. You may remember last year the case of the great landmarked building at 346 Broadway. It has […]

  • City To Bless Theft (?) of the Public Domain – This Time on Water Street Op-ed Lynn Ellsworth  A neighbor alerted me to the following bureaucratic drama over public private plazas.  It turns out that the City Planning Commission will be holding a hearing this Wednesday at 10:00 at 22 Reade Street (held March 28) to discuss a zoning text […]

  • Sign our petition here. A Last Chance to Do Your Part to Fight ZQA *********************************************** Dear Neighbors, The City Council vote on the widely hated up-zoning proposals “ZQA” and “MIH” is scheduled for March 22nd. According to the Times, our City Council has already struck a deal with the Mayor to go forward, instead of opposing […]

  • Just so everyone in Tribeca knows: Tribeca Trust did the research, hired the consultants, and produced important reports on all the properties throughout Tribeca East, North, and South that merit inclusion in our historic districts.  It was an immense job of two years. So please, donate here if you can. We got Council Member Margaret […]

  • Anti-Nightclub Petition Circulates Tribeca Neighbors have been circulating a petition against a proposed nightclub on Thomas Street.  The link to the petition is here. Here is their message (verbatim). On April 13, Community Board 1’s Tribeca Committee will weigh whether to sanction a liquor license for a chain that hopes to open a Buddha Bar at […]

  • Events of Interest Tomorrow, March 5, the Historic District Council’s Annual Conference takes place from 9-1 at the New York Law School – corner of West Broadway and Worth Street.  All are welcome, entry fee is modest.  Panelists will be talking about preservation and the progressive agenda. Tonight, March 4, at Brooklyn Commons, there will […]

  • In this issue: The Human-Scale Vision:  Op-Ed The Backlog Clergy Rips Mayor’s Housing Plan Lawsuit filed against Brooklyn’s Community Board Another reason why we must reform Air Rights Transfers Surprise, surprise: Mayor’s Office Bullies Community Board 8 in Brooklyn Alicia Glen admits to her concern for “developer’s bottom lines” East Fifties Alliance Gets Lucky Darth […]

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