STVN supports SAVE PIER 6

Save the View Now has written the Empire State Development Corporation to support the unnecessary buildings proposed for Pier 6.

” The ESDC should not break another commitment made during the planning process for this Park, should reject the proposed modification and then should make sure that the General Project Plan is not disregarded a second time”

See Full Letter Here: STVNPier6LetterToESDC

 

The Wholesale Remodeling of New York City

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Pierhouse – the eyesore in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Since Mayor de Blasio and Governor Cuomo took power in New York the pace of development and massive-scale construction has been breathless. Between 2013 and 2014 the absolute number of condominium units built nearly doubled, and they represent but the tip of a proverbial iceberg of wholesale remodeling of our city.

Two very interesting articles have crossed our paths recently and we’d like you to read them.

The first piece is a very thorough history of the the development that is happening right now in New York City which takes into consideration the irreversible ramifications of multiple projects:

The Second piece gives a historical account of the 1986-1988 community struggle involved in creating what is now called the Brooklyn Bridge Park .

Please share these articles with your friends and colleagues, political leaders and influential thinkers in our fair city. Time is running out.  You can use the social media links below to share.

 

 

‘Chop off the illegal floor,’ say opponents of Pierhouse | Brooklyn Daily Eagle

After hearing extensive arguments from attorneys representing a group fighting the height of the Pierhouse hotel/condo complex in Brooklyn Bridge Park and the agencies and corporations backing the project, State Supreme Court Justice Lawrence Knipel on Thursday said he would review the written and oral arguments before rendering a decision.

Source: ‘Chop off the illegal floor,’ say opponents of Pierhouse | Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Please Join Us in Court Tomorrow, August 6th

Join
Save The View Now
at the
Kings County Supreme Court

Thursday August 6, 2015, 10:30 AM

Please join us this Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 10:30 AM, as our case against the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corp and Toll Brothers is back in court. The hearing will take place in the Kings County Supreme Court building located at 360 Adams Street. The Honorable Lawrence Knipel is the presiding judge. His court room is on the 7th floor.

We expect the proceedings to be open to the public and the press. Join us and show your support. We all want the Pierhouse development returned to the specification promised to the public and the community in 2005.

This week People for Preserving the View Foundation (PPVF), the legal entity created to fund the litigation, received positive notification from the IRS that it has been granted 501(c)(3) status as a charitable organization. As such, all contributions will be tax deductible to the full extent possible. If you have already contributed, thank you. We expect to begin mailing and/or emailing contribution confirmation letters over the next few weeks.

We greatly appreciate the out-pouring of support you have already provided; however to fully take advantage of the new evidence supporting our legal case, we need to continue to receive additional contributions. If you can, please go to our web page and contribute online or by mailing a check.

http://savetheviewnow.org/donate/
Checks can be written to the order of People for Preserving the View Foundation (PPVF), c/o Steven Guterman at 75 Columbia Heights.

STVN will continue to pursue all legal measures to assure that the MGPP is followed and the vision of the park maintained. In the meantime, we demand that the BBP leadership explain why they are allowing construction of buildings that clearly violate the MGPP and their binding leases and we demand that the illegal construction above 100 feet be taken down. The time has come for obfuscation to stop and true transparency to begin.

I look forward to seeing you on Thursday.