Take Action on an Advocacy Campaign
Oppose Upzoning SoHo & NoHo For Larger Development and Big Box Retail
Oppose changes to the zoning for SoHo and NoHo which would “upzone” the area or increase the allowable size or scale of development beyond the generous allowances which already exist. I am also strongly against any change that would allow larger retail than current rules allow.
Landmark the historic and endangered area south of Union Square from 3rd to 5th Avenue
Urge City officials to support the proposal by Village Preservation for historic district/landmark protections for the area of Greenwich Village and the East Village south of Union Square.
Oppose the Demolition of 14-16 Fifth Avenue
Urge City Officials to Oppose the Demolition of the Landmarked, 170-Year-Old 14-16 Fifth Avenue. The buildings are located within the Greenwich Village Historic District and are therefore landmarked. They are also incredibly historic 170-year-old buildings constructed by one of New York’s most important early families which had a profound effect upon the development of New York.
Expand Landmark Protections in the East Village
Urge the LPC Chair to to support significantly expanded landmark protections in the East Village, as advocated for by the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation and a broad coalition of neighborhood and preservation organizations.
Support COVID-Affected Small Businesses
Urge State Officials to Support Senate Bill S8865/Assembly Bill A10901 Regarding Rent Payments for Small Businesses Affected by COVID
Oppose the Air Rights Transfer for 3 St. Mark’s Place
Oppose the ULURP application for an air rights transfer from 4 St. Mark’s Place, which would make the planned office tower at 3 St. Mark’s Place 20% larger. This is part of a trend on the part of the City to transform this part of the East Village and Greenwich Village into an extension of “Silicon Alley” and “Midtown South,” resulting in the demolition of low-rise, historic, residential buildings.
Support the East Village Special Retail District
Urge City Officials to Support support the East Village Special Enhanced Commercial District supported by Community Board #3.
Support the Small Business Jobs Survival Act
Urge City officials to support Intro. 0737-2018, the Small Business Jobs Survival Act (SBJSA), and to allow a hearing and a vote on the bill as soon as possible.
Oppose the Union Square South Hotel Special Permit Proposal
Join hundreds of my neighbors, Community Boards 2 and 3, and Borough President Gale Brewer in telling officials that the proposed Union Square Hotel Special Permit plan does NOTHING to protect the impacted neighborhoods of Greenwich Village and the East Village, and is not the real landmark or zoning protections we need and demand.
Demand analysis and protections for historic neighborhoods
Village Preservation discovered many gaping holes and inaccuracies in the Environmental Assessment Statement for the proposed Hotel Special Permit Requirement for Greenwich Village and the East Village south of Union Square. Demand that the City recognize the valuable historic resources in this area as identified by Village Preservation and take action to protect them.
Save the Demarest Building
Urge City Officials to save the Demarest Building, 335-339 Fifth Avenue (at 33rd Street) – a Midtown gem by a renowned Greenwich Village architect that faces demolition.