We need your help to take our issue to Governor Cuomo and Mayor De Blasio.  Both have the power to bring the Pierhouse back into compliance with the agreements made with the public in 2005 and 2006. We must demand that they do so. Tell them to join with the public and not the developers.

This only takes a few minutes as all inquires are though the internet.. We’ve created an easy letter for you to cut and paste at the end of this page. Please note for De Blasio and Cuomo you do not need to include your name or contact info in the body of the letter you paste onto the websites  There are separate fields to enter your contact info.

We’ve drafted two separate letters for Governor Cuomo and Mayer De Blasio with different wording. PLEASE NOTE THE MAJORS WEBSITE LIMITS CONTENT TO 300 WORDS, and HIS LETTER IS EXACTLY THAT LENGTH. Any addition will require editing to shorten the letter. Longer letters should be sent via regular mail.

Scroll further for Cuomo’s letter.

1. Mayor De Blasio

Go to Mayor De Blasio’s  website here , under ‘Message Topic’ please select  ‘Request for Assistance’. Paste the letter into the ‘Message Field.’

 

Here is the letter to cut and paste for Mayor De Blasio

Mayor de Blasio,

I want to express frustration with your lack of support for our community’s attempts to protect the iconic views of the Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Skyline and Harbor from the Brooklyn Promenade and surrounding area.

I am a member of Save The View Now (“STVN”), a community organization that has started litigation against the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation (“BBPC”) and others, to restore protected views that have been destroyed by the Pierhouse and are in clear violation of the General Project Plan. STVN was forced to commence litigation because the BBPC was unresponsive to its requests to stop construction and restore the views that it had permitted to be blocked.

As the only designated Member of the BBPC you effectively have complete control of this entity. With that extraordinary power, you also have an obligation to protect the views for the community, and public that come to the area.

Unfortunately, the BBPC is disregarding its responsibility to protect a public asset and instead is allowing Toll Brothers and Starwood Capital to reap huge profits. Each of the two investors has made only a $38 to $39 million investment, yet they expect to earn total revenue of $700 million. In fact, in the court proceedings BBPC has not denied that the project is being built in violation of the General Project Plan but instead is trying to rely on technicalities to excuse its illegal and irresponsible actions.

How the BBPC was allowed to steal important views from the public so that two well heeled investors can earn huge returns is beyond our understanding. However, with your complete control of the BBPC you can correct this and return the project to the specifications agreed to between the City and public in 2006.

I urge you to act on this immediately.

2. Governor Cuomo

Go to Governor Cuomo’s website here , fill out the name and information fields. For Topic, please select  ‘New York City’. Cut and Paste the letter at the end of the page  into the Message field.

Dear Governor Andrew Cuomo,

I am writing to express my frustration with your lack of support for our community in connection with its attempts to protect the iconic views of the Brooklyn Bridge, the Manhattan Skyline and the Harbor from the Brooklyn Promenade and the surrounding area.

I am a member of Save The View Now (“STVN”), a grass roots community organization that has started legal action against the Empire State Development Corporation (“ESDC”) and others, in order to restore these protected views that have been destroyed by the Pierhouse development and in clear violation of the General Project Plan that governs Brooklyn Bridge Park. STVN was forced to commence litigation because the ESDC was unresponsive to its requests to stop construction and restore the views that it had permitted to be blocked.

As the Governor of NY State you exercise tremendous influence over the activities of the ESDC. With that extraordinary power, you also have an obligation to protect the views for the community, the public and the millions of visitors that come to the areas every year.

Unfortunately, to date, the ESDC is disregarding its responsibility to protect a public asset and instead is allowing Toll Brothers and Starwood Capital to reap huge profits. Each of the two investors has made only a $38 to $39 million investment, yet they expect to earn total revenue of $700 million. In fact, in the court proceedings ESDC has not denied that the project is being built in violation of the General Project Plan but instead is trying to rely on legal technicalities to excuse its illegal and irresponsible actions.

Why the ESDC has allowed important views to be stolen from the public in order to allow two very well heeled investors to earn huge returns is beyond our understanding. With your control of the ESDC, however, you can correct this and return the project to the specifications agreed to between the Park planners and the public in 2006.

I urge you to act on this immediately.