Dear Friends and Allies, Neighbors, Everybody!!
Tuesday, March 6Th at 9:30AM
New York City Council
Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises
250 Broadway, 16Th Floor Committee Room
If you wish to speak, fill in a speakers card at the entrance.
Please read carefully:
Arriving early (8:00 am to be in line) is CRITICAL because we have learned that Rudin is buying the community seats. We need everybody, friends and relatives to get inside this last public hearing. The greater our numbers the stronger our message to the Council will be. Loud and clear, we are coming to say: NO to the Rudin plan, NO to million dollar condos. We DEMAND A hospital. WE OBJECT to this corrupt land deal. We may not have lots of money but we are united, we have the numbers! That's the power!. We want everybody there!!
We encourage everyone to continue writing/ emailing and calling as described in our previous communication (facts and instructions repeated below). Continue your efforts to contact the Councilmembers after March 6 because the process is not complete until the full Council makes its final vote on the Rudin-St. Vincent's ULURP project. March 6 is the last opportunity for the public (that's you and me) to speak or submit testimony to the Council.
Here's text from our previous mail to you: Please call and email (info provided below) Speaker Quinn and the Chairs of the Land Use Committees Mark Weprin and Leroy Comrie as many times as you can--and ask your friends to do the same. Tell them that you strongly oppose the Rudin land grab plan to replace St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center/Trauma I with Condos. We need a hospital back on the land.
These are the basic facts. There is no hospital on the ever expanding west side of Manhattan from the Battery Park to 59Th Street. Our lives as residents, workers, students and tourists are increasingly at risk. Minutes matter, life and death or disability are determined by the travel time to an east side facility. There is no facility for pediatric emergencies.
The substitution of an experimental 2-bed stand-alone-emergency room and a tiny triangular sod of green cannot and should not be considered an appropriate land use swap when compared to the magnitude of the loss of the public access to timely and appropriate health care services. These are significant public health needs that cannot and should not be ignored. Who speaks for the people in this situation?
The proposed rezoning basically hands most of the special zoning considerations from St. Vincent’s Hospital, which was granted them to build larger new hospital facilities, to Rudin, to build luxury condos. This is not acceptable for this site, and this is not acceptable for anywhere in Greenwich Village. Special zoning considerations granted to institutions which serve a legitimate public purpose should not be handed off to private developers when that institution ceases to exist. We need a hospital.
PLEASE ACT NOW:
Write and call Speaker Quinn and the Chairs of Land Use Committees.
Speaker Christine Quinn
Email: Alexandra Nudelman ANudelman@council.nyc.gov
(Write Speaker Christine Quinn on subject line of the email.)
Call : District Office: (212) 564-7757, extension 105
Councilmember Mark S. Weprin
Chair, Zoning and Franchise Subcommittee
Call: 212-788-6984 and 718-468-0137
Councilmember Leroy Comrie
Chair, Land Use Committee
Call: 212-788-1865 and 718-776-3700
Please call and email as many times as you can – use the fact statements above or your own variations. Remember to always give your name and address when writing or emailing.
Finally, please attend the March 6Th public hearing and arrive early to assure entrance. Bring others with you. Picture ID is required. Remember, no effort big or small is lost. It adds up.
Other Info: Mail or Fax also:
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn
224 West 30Th Street, Suite 1206
New York, NY 10001
fax: (212) 564-7347
You may also email your message filling in the form on the Speaker's web page: http://council.nyc.gov/d3/html/members/home.shtml
Whatever process of communication you use, always be polite and courteous.
e.g. Dear Speaker Quinn:
BE SURE TO INCLUDE NAME and ADDRESS
A listing of all members(11) of the Zoning and Franchise Committee is attached should you wish to make more calls. or visit the subcommittee web page:
http://legistar.council.nyc.gov/DepartmentDetail.aspx?ID=6924&GUID=E0CAE2B6-1240-4EB7-9640-5B59E51BF05A See "subcommittee"
FYI: NYC Council Home Page: http://council.nyc.gov/html/members/members.shtml
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