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  • In this issue: Sign our petition here first! -the Water Street Scandal and Seizure of Public Space -the Urban Tragedy Happening in Inwood -Harlem and the Gentrification Problem -Speaking of Regulation:  We Gotta Get a Grip on Air Rights (Greenwich Village) -Quotes of the Week:  Inwood Resident and Olive Freud -Disney takes on the Human-Scale […]

  • In this issue: -Film Screening of “The Human-Scale” -There Goes the Neighborhood -Ask the Mayor Call-in -Despicable Real Estate Ad of the Week (Extell!) -Photography Exhibit – Donna Ferrato -Grassroots Awards -Petition and Candlelight Vigil -Hypocrisy in Our Political Economy -Airport Architecture -A New Wrinkle in the Debate over Theodore Roosevelt Park and the AMNH […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

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