Rally For Our Neighborhoods

October 13, 2018 12:00pm

Date: Saturday October 13, 2018

Human-Scale NYC along with over 50 other neighborhood groups are hosting a rally against overdevelopment & big real estate giveaways at the expense of our neighborhoods and the people who already live in them.  Speakers include Jeremiah Moss, author of Vanishing New York, Kevin Baker, author of the cover story “Death of a Once Great City” in Harper’s, land-use attorney Michael Hiller who has taken on big real estate,  and leaders of civic and neighborhood organizations. Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Location: Steps of City Hall, Manhattan

Rally Against New Development of Two Bridges

October 14, 2018 3:30pm

Residents, business owners, and supporters from across the city will gather in a final stand against the illegal four luxury towers that are currently proposed for the Two Bridges neighborhood in the Lower East Side

The Lower East Side Organized Neighbors (LESON), a group of community members and concerned individuals, have built a thorough and vetted legal strategy, with the intention of suing the City for breaking the law. To date, this is the only strategy to fully stop the monstrous developments. This press conference highlights the voices of parents, small business owners, seniors, and environmentalists who are united in demanding that the zoning resolution be enforced, so that these destructive towers will be denied the required permits. Location: In front of 275 Cherry St (at Rutgers St) in Manhattan

Date: Sunday October 14, 2018 at 3:30 p.m.

City Planning Commission Public Hearing on Two Bridges Applications

October 17, 2018 10:00am

The public hearing will be on the following Two Bridges applications:

Submitted by Two Bridges Associates, LP for modification to the previously approved large scale residential development (CP-21885) to update the previously approved plans and zoning calculations to reflect a proposed as-of-right mixed use development on property located at 260 South Street. Submitted by LE1SUB LLC for modification to the previously approved large scale residential development (CP-21885) to update the previously approved plans and zoning calculations to reflect a proposed as-of-right mixed use development on property located at 259 Clinton Street (Parcel 6A – Block 246, Lots 1, 5 and 1001-1057). Submitted by Cherry Street Owner LLC and Two Bridges Apartments L for modification to the previously approved large scale residential development (CP21885) to update the previously approved plans and zoning calculations to reflect a proposed as-of-right mixed use development on property located at 247 Cherry Street. Location: Hearing Room, Lower Concourse, 120 Broadway in Manhattan

Date: Wednesday October 17, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

For additional details please see the City Planning Commission website here

The Southern Boulevard Neighborhood Study

October 20, 2018 10:00am

Department of City Planning will be facilitating a visioning workshop to set and apply vision, goals and priorities for the future of the communities around Southern Boulevard. Time: Between 10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

Location: Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School 1001 Jennings Street Bronx

City Council Hearing on the Small Business Jobs Survival Act (SBJSA)

October 22, 2018 1:00pm

This bill, known as the “Small Business Jobs Survival Act,” would establish conditions and requirements for commercial lease renewal negotiations, including requirements for lease renewal terms, arbitration-triggering conditions, limits on security deposits, and prohibitions on landlord retaliation. NYC Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez is the primary sponsor for the bill. Time: 1:00 p.m.

Location: City Council Chambers, City Hall, Manhattan

City Planning Commission Vote on Two Bridges

December 05, 2018 10:00am

The City Planning Commission will vote on the Two Bridges joint application for minor modifications to the existing Two Bridges Large Scale Residential Development.  The applicants—Cherry Street Owner, LLC (an affiliate of JDS Development Group, and Two Bridges Senior Apartments LP); Two Bridges Associates, LP (a joint venture between CIM Group and L+M Development Partners) are  seeking minor modifications to the existing Two Bridges Large Scale Residential Development (LSRD) to facilitate the development of three new mixed-use buildings within the Two Bridges LSRD (the proposed projects). The Two Bridges LSRD is bounded by the mid-block area between Clinton Street and Montgomery Street; Cherry, Clinton, and South Streets; and mid-block between Rutgers Slip and Pike Slip within the Lower East Side neighborhoods. Location: NYC City Planning Commission Hearing Room, Lower Concourse 120 Broadway New York, New York

Resist Amazon — Long Island City Community Forum

December 10, 2018 7:00pm

Join members of the Long Island City community to discuss the impact Amazon would have on Western Queens and how the community can organize to keep Amazon out, strengthen tenant protections and strengthen our community. Location: Redeemer Episcopal Church Astoria 3014 Crescent Street, Astoria. The location is ADA accessible.

City Council Hearing on Amazon HQ2

December 12, 2018 10:00am

City Council’s Sub Committee on Economic Development will be conducting an oversight hearing titled “Amazon HQ2 Oversight – Stage 1: Exposing the Closed-Door Process”

This hearing is the first in a three-part series of hearings the City Council will conduct to under the Amazon’s deal to turn Long Island City into part of its’ second headquarters. Location: City Hall Council Chambers, City Hall Park, New York, NY 10007

Two Bridges Town Hall

December 12, 2018 6:00pm

Coalition to Protect Chinatown and the Lower East Side is hosting a town hall to discuss the recent City Planning Commission approval of the three developments in the Two Bridges neighborhood to learn about the options to stop the LES waterfront towers and hold the City accountable. Date: Dec 12, Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.

Location: P.S. 2, 122 Henry St (at Pike St)