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 Chin, Borough President Gale Brewer, the Community Board, Historic Districts Council,  State Assemblyperson Deborah Glick, and even the artist Frank Stella to sign onto the cause of historic district expansion.
  • We were one of the plaintiffs in the winning law suit that kept public access to the Clocktower at Broadway and Leonard.  (Landmark Lion Christobel Gough had the idea for the suit and our board voted quickly and unanimously to join.)
  • We facilitated the legal defense fund of the Franklin Street case.
  • We were the key founder of the coalition of 89 community organizations called “New Yorkers for a Human-Scale City”, whose unifying petition can be found here.
  • We are getting the annual city-wide Grassroots Award from the Historic Districts Council this year for our work with the above coalition.
  • We sent 3,500 letters to City Council over the ZQA fight
  • We collected 2600 signatures of Tribeca voters for the historic district fight.
  • We are planning a Jazz Funeral for Tribeca South on Friday May 6.  Stay tuned.
  • We took a strong and detailed position on Tribeca rezoning (see earlier blog posting here.)
  • We launched the “Stop Demolishing Tribeca” poster campaign last summer.
  • Our Recording Secretary, Andrea Pratt, is moving to Canada. We are grief-stricken, as she was an indispensable worker in our cause.  She will be impossible to replace (but volunteers are more than welcome to try!).

We are still waiting for Landmarks to act on our requests for historic district expansion. Here are photos of the covers of our three reports. All are meaty documents of at least 80 pages each.  Why aren’t these buildings protected?



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