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  • 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:  www.humanscale.nyc […]

  • 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. […]

  •  A letter from Christabel Gough Answers Some of Our Questions about the Environmental Impact Statement for ZQA/MIH Last week we were scratching our heads at Gale Brewer’s hearing: where was the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for all these controversial zoning proposals?  That document was going to explain the impact of the Mayor’s zoning ideas on […]

  • If you haven’t signed the petition for a human-scale city yet, do so here Upcoming Events Monday, Nov. 23rd, 5:30pm: A talk with the photographers and authors of Store Front II, A History Preserved: The Disappearing Face of New York.  Location: Rizzoli Bookstore, 1133 Broadway, RSVP to 212-228-2781 Monday, Nov. 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m.: Cocktails & […]

  • Zoning for a Human-scale Tribeca:  Position Paper Note to Tribecans:  This Monday, November 9th 6:00 p.m. Our Community Board #1 Planning Committee meets to vote on the misconceived zoning proposal called “Zoning for Quality and Affordability.”  Time is 6:00 p.m., 1 Centre Street (municipal building) 22nd floor.  For background on this proposal, see our post […]

  • Urgent Side Note to Tribecans:  Save the date for this coming Monday, November 9th 6:00 p.m. Our Community Board Planning Committee meets to vote on the misconceived zoning proposal at 6:00 p.m., 1 Centre Street (municipal building) 22nd floor.  Come out to express your opposition. Bring Pitchfork. Community Boards across the city have been voting […]

  • Many of them need your pitchfork presence, others are fun ways to find out what is going on.     Today, November 4:   6:30 p.m. Community Board #2 (the Village and Soho) holds a hearing about the misconceived and widely hated up-zoning plan for the whole city (already voted down by numerous community boards). […]

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