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  • On the southeast corner of Church and Murray, wrapping around to Park Place, adjacent to two individually landmarked buildings which may well also become endangered (The Daily News Buildings), sits a humble 5-story store and loft building, known as 111 Church, or 27 Park Place.  Tribeca Trust has advocated that it be included in an […]

  • Dear Neighbors – Here is Why We Lawyered Up for Tribeca After four years of research and back and forth with the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) over Tribeca Trust’s request to add 200-plus buildings to our historic districts (many of them under threat of demolition), the LPC told us “no”. That “no” came after years […]

  • Do Democracy a Favor and Come Meet the Candidates for City Council Save the Date Next Wednesday, May 17   What:  Candidate’s Forum for our District 1 City Council Seat, sponsored by Tribeca Trust Candidates who have accepted our invitation to this forum are Christopher Marte, Aaron Foldenaur, and Dashia Imperiale.  (We have not heard […]

  • We are sad to report if you have not heard already, that Oliver Ellsworth Allen died on April 15 from pneumonia.  Many of you remember that his wife Deborah Allen, died a few years ago. Oliver was a well-known journalist who retired to Tribeca where he fell in love with Tribeca’s history and architecture.  He was […]

  • 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 […]

  • MEDIA ADVISORY Press Conference: Community Groups from Across City Demand End to “Pay to Play” Real Estate Deals; Provide Examples of Potentially Shady Arrangements, Call for Further Investigation Date/Time: Wednesday, May 4th @ 1pm Location: City Hall Steps, Manhattan Contact: Linda Cronin-Gross, Sonya Landau, LCG Communications – 718.853.5568;,; Ken Frydman, Source Communications – […]

  •  Testify next Wednesday, May 4, 9:30 a.m. against the Water Street Text Amendments that Give Away Public Space.  The hearing will be in the land use committee room at City Hall.  These proposed Water Street rule changes would set a terrible precedent by authorizing the give-away of millions and millions of dollars in sales and rental […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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!  […]

  • If you haven’t signed the Petition for a Human-scale city, do that first here.  The above cartoon was found in AM-NY, the free paper. It isn’t that funny, but in real estate, humor is scarce. First up:  Two Save the Dates:   Manhattan residents: Your chance to participate in the democratic process is coming up. You may […]

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