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Mayor Bill de Blasio Signs City Council Bill Intro. 775-A Into Law

Mayor Bill de Blasio has signed the City Council bill Intro. 775-A. Despite a unified front on the part of preservation groups and community advocates who called on the Mayor to veto the bill, it was signed into law on Tuesday, June 28, at City Hall. The law will impose timelines on the process for […]

Update on Friends Seminary School Lawsuit and Fraudulent Letters Investigation

Friends Seminary School Lawsuit and Fraudulent Letters Investigation Last year, the Friends Seminary School applied to the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) to make significant changes to their historic East 16th Street campus in the Stuyvesant Square Historic District. The application called for a series of large additions on top of both its 19th century townhouses […]

Veto Intro 775-A

Update: The timeline bill Intro 775a was signed into law by Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday, June 28 Update: Mayor de Blasio singed Intro 775-A into law on Tuesday, June 28, 2016. Intro 775-A was passed by City Council on June 8, 2016. We have one more chance to end this if we can get […]

City Council Moving Forward to Hamper Landmark Designation

Write to your council member today and ask them to amend the Landmarks timeline bill, Intro 775. Update: City Council passed the Intro. 775a on June 8, 2016  We have one more chance to end this if we can get Mayor de Blasio to veto the law. Write to Mayor de Blasio and ask that he veto Intro 775a. […]

NY State Court of Appeals Agrees to Hear Case Against NYU Expansion Plan

For Immediate Release:     February 24, 2015 Contact:  Linda Cronin-Gross or Sonya Landau, LCG Communications: o: 718.853.5568; linda@lcgcommunications.com, (c: 917.767.1141); sonya@lcgcommunications.com, (c: 520.204.3390) BREAKING NY State Court of Appeals Agrees to Hear Case Against NYU Expansion Plan; Could Save Village Parks From Destruction, Affect Countless Parks and Open Spaces in the City and State; Actor and Activist Ruffalo Lauds Court’s […]

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