Critical Public Meeting Tonight to Save Our Neighborhood!

Critical Public Meeting
on Saving Third & Fourth
Avenue Corridors
in the East Village
TONIGHT — Wednesday, September 13th

Anyone who cares about overdevelopment in the area between 3rd and 5th Avenues, Union Square to Astor Place:

Join GVSHP and neighbors at the
Community Board #3 Land Use Committee Meeting
TONIGHT, Wednesday, September 13

Rutgers Community Center – 200 Madison Street (btw. Rutgers & Pike Streets)
F Train to East Broadway; M 15 Bus (1/2 Ave) to Pike & Madison
Meeting begins at 6:30 pm; this is item #2

GVSHP will be presenting its proposal for rezoning the 3rd and 4th Avenue corridors to prevent oversized commercial development in this area, such as the 300 room, 13-story hotel under construction at 112-120 East 11th Street, at this Community Board #3 Land Use Committee meeting. GVSHP is proposing and seeking zoning protections for the entire area between 5th and 3rd Avenues, Union Square and Astor Place, which is unique within the Village and East Village for its lack of adequate zoning and landmark protections. However, Community Board #3 ONLY covers the area east of 4th Avenue, so Wednesday’s meeting is solely focused on 3rd and 4th Avenues (Community Board #2 covers west of 4th Avenue, and is already STRONGLY on record in support of our proposed zoning protections for Broadway and University Place).

If you oppose overdevelopment in this area, anywhere between 3rd and 5th Avenues, Union Square and Astor Place, it is VITAL that you attend (we will have signs for you to hold and stickers for you to wear to communicate your support for the rezoning proposal). We STRONGLY URGE residents of Community Board #3 (east of 4th Avenue, south of 14th Street) to also speak at the meeting in support of GVSHP’s rezoning proposal at the meeting. We MUST get these zoning protections to prevent further oversized development in the area, especially hotels and office buildings. Such development is proliferating in the area in part due to the expanding tech industry, and the Mayor’s planned 14th Street “Tech Hub.” WE NEED COMMUNITY BOARD #3’S SUPPORT, WHICH HAS SO FAR TAKEN NO POSITION ON THIS PROBLEM OR THE PROPOSED SOLUTION.

In addition to attending the meeting to show support, please:

Write Borough President Gale Brewer, who opposes conditioning approval for the Mayor’s Tech Hub on providing zoning protections for the surrounding area, which will otherwise experience a huge increase in development pressure if the Tech Hub is approved.

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Andrew Berman Andrew Berman has been the Executive Director of GVSHP since 2002.