East Village Preservation Issues Update

From the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, www.gvshp.org NYU MEGA-DORM AIR RIGHTS HEARING TUESDAY, APRIL 17 at 11 am: Reminder: the hearing before the Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA) challenging the air rights “transfer” from the Post Office to the East 12th Street NYU Mega-Dorm will be this coming Tuesday, April 17, at […]

East Village Zoning Taskforce Meeting Tonght

From the East Village Community Coalitionhttp://evccnyc.org Monday 6:30pm April 16 at University Settlement, 184 Eldridge Street (between Rivington & Delancey).The 197 Zoning Task Force of Community Board 3 will meet Monday. Please attend and encourage the the task force to continue working with Department of City Planning in protecting our neighborhood. Ask them to endorse […]

Fort Greene/Clinton Hill Rezoning Details Discussed

From Brownstoner: http://brownstoner.com/brownstoner/archives/2007/03/clinton_hillfor.php#trackbackPosted by Brownstoner at March 20, 2007 8:57 AM City Planning chief Amanda Burden showed up at Polytechnic University last Wednesday night introduce some long-awaited details about the re-zoning of Clinton Hill and Fort Greene. Similar in concept to what happened in Park Slope, the plan is to down-zone the interior blocks while […]

Rezoning for Carroll Gardens?

From Courier-Life 03/16/2007Rezoning advocates home in on high density problemBy Joe Maniscalco Efforts to rezone Carroll Gardens against the rise of more out-of-scale development are progressing this week as the Carroll Gardens Neighborhood Association presented a comprehensive overview of neighborhood density on Monday night. John Hatheway, architect and member of the group’s zoning committee, gave […]

Developers Pledge to Lower Sunset Park Tower

From Courier-Life 03/15/2007Developers pledge to slash 42nd St. tower – Original 12-story structure will now only go up 6 floors, they sayBy Lesley Grimm Locals have stopped a proposed high-rise, but want new rules to thwart such projects in the future. In a dramatic turn of events, controversial plans for a high-rise tower in Sunset […]

Flushing Downzoned

From the Queens Courier: City Council downzones sections of Flushing BY CHRISTINA SANTUCCIThursday, March 8, 2007 2:46 PM CST The City Council voted unanimously to downzone sections of Queensboro Hill, Cedar Grove, Flushing-on-the-Hill, and Kissena Heights at its meeting on Wednesday, February 28. The approval went into effect immediately for the area, which is generally […]

Rally and March to Save Sunset Park

From Aaron Brashear, Concerned Citizens of Greenwood Hts., [email protected] Please join our fellow activists and neighbors in Sunset Park at their first rally and march against the proposed out-of-context 12 story building at 420 42nd St. This building may become the “poster child” for what kind of non-contextual development might occur in Sunset Park if […]

CB7 Community Forum on 420 42nd Street

From Aaron Brashear, Concerned Citizens of Greenwood Hts., [email protected] Rainy greetings, Great community turn out! Packed the house at CB7, at least 65-75 folks came out to ask questions of the DOB, CB7 members and attend a presentation of “Know your rights!” as it pertains to new development in Sunset Park and all of CB7 […]

New Effort Launched to Address Over-Development in Queens

Residents Vent Frustrations About Zoning, Developmentby Joel Weickgenant, Queens Chronicle Correspondent The Quinn Building in Astoria was the launching point Saturday for the Long Island City Alliance’s campaign to challenge the nature of development in Queens.“We want to say to the politicians that we understand it’s going to be developed, but we want a structured […]

Demo in Westerleigh Reignites Downzoning Efforts

From the Staten Island AdvanceAfter home is razed, a renewed call for downzoningCity councilman wants application to be reactivated as builder knocks down 1890s house in Westerleigh Friday, February 09, 2007By KAREN O’SHEAADVANCE STAFF WRITER STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The demolition yesterday of a 19th-century house in Westerleigh prompted Councilman Michael McMahon to call on […]