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  • 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 […]

  • In this issue: Zoning Change Hearings a Greek Tragedy Our Testimony on ZQA All About the New Streetcar Coalition to Save Chinatown and Lower East Side Rallies at Gracie Mansion Cartoon of the Week The “Why Don’t We Have One of These” Award goes to…. The Fed’s “Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative” Who Owns the Sunlight? […]

  • Save the Dates to Save Your Neighborhood!  2/9/16 & 2/10/16 The City Council will be holding two meetings next week to hear public testimony regarding Zoning for Quality and Affordability (ZQA) and Mandatory Inclusionary Housing (MIH).  The meetings are scheduled for February 9th, at 9:30am and February 10th, at 9:30am.  Located in the Council Chambers […]

  • 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 […]

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