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  • The Collapse of a Crane in Tribeca is the Collapse of a Bad Idea  – From Happy Office Building to Miserable Factory in a Residential Area-   Today in Tribeca a crane fell from 28 stories high, landing along Worth Street itself.  It killed a New Yorker and injured three others.  Their names have not […]

  • One Last Chance to Defeat the Up-zonings: Mark Your Calendars The City Planning Commission is having a meeting on February 3 at 10:00 a.m. at 22 Reade Street.  Members of the public are not allowed to speak but they can watch the commission take its own, internal vote on the much-hated city-wide zoning proposals.  These […]

  • Wow!  Councilmember Ben Kallos goes to bat for the East Fifties! Would that every councilmember would fight for their neighborhood like Kallos fights for the East Fifties.  He has worked with one of our coalition members and petition co-sponsors, the East Fifties Alliance, to develop a height restriction for the Sutton Place Area.  About time!  […]

  • Community Planning: A Way Forward   One of our co-sponsors of the human-scale city petition is “Concerned Citizens for Community Based Planning.”  They are based in Prospect Lefferts Gardens in Brooklyn. Alan Berger is one of their founders.  He is also on the steering committee of New Yorkers for a Human-Scale City ( He recently […]

  • A Call to Action for Supporters of the Human-Scale City   A Picket at the REBNY Gala in Midtown on Jan 21st, 6:30.  Please come.  Is your neighborhood  harmed by reckless and out-of-scale real estate development?  Are you troubled by the tall towers shadowing Central Park?  Are you outraged at the way unregulated air rights […]

  • Happy New Year to all! We have been on hiatus since the Christmas holidays, but we are back with all the news we can squeeze in. Read on… New Yorkers for a Human-scale City is an alliance of 86 community, civic, tenant, parks, public space, and preservation groups across all five Boroughs.  Our unifying petition […]

  • Seasons Greetings To All Who Seek a Human-scale City! Lots of news this week, but first sign the petition for a humans-scale city here if you have not yet done so. Thanks go to Darcy Riley, Tribeca Trust intern for help on this week’s round-up.  This round-up is several days late due to a family […]

  • First things first, we need you to help slay some real estate dragons, and at present, a petition is the way to go.  Have you and your spouse, friends and neighbors all signed the most important petition circulating in the city now, the petition for a Human-Scale City?  If not detour here to sign: […]

  • Here are two short movies (7.5 minutes and 4 minutes).  They are glorified slide shows, but move quickly along. We added narration to the first.  It shows all the unprotected buildings in Tribeca that ought to be added to the existing historic districts.  The second movie showcases “lost” buildings of Tribeca, lost as recently as […]

  • The fight for a human-scale city continues. This is week 4. There is a LOT to catch up on. Refill your coffee. Lean in. Or maybe read this on Saturday morning while your kids are asleep. But first things first.  If you haven’t signed the petition for a human-scale city yet, do that first  here. […]

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