“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
In order to ensure that Morningside Heights retains the sense of community that we currently have- a mix of neighbors, beautiful historic architecture, people who have lived here for many years and those of us who flow through- we must all work together.
Here are some ways that you can get involved:
Sign our petition to City Planning
Sign up for a committee
Action Committee – This group will meet between larger community meetings to coordinate and create responses and strategies as needed.
Rezoning our neighborhood – This would mean that we get new zoning that limits height and density. This takes a lot of us working with the City and our elected officials to define what we want and need and then devising strategies to making it a reality. We hope to address the issue of affordable housing through this process.
Outreach – Growing our community coalition by bringing in new neighbors. Maintaining social media and the website, Creation of a Speakers Bureau and producing leaflets and newsletters, etc.
Health and Safety – Monitoring all construction projects as they are occurring. Meeting with the institutions/developers on a regular basis, keeping the community updated regarding issues of concern.
Sign our petitions
- City Planning Commission (CPC) asking that they immediately begin a zoning study of Morningside Heights.
- To the developers (Jewish Theological Seminary, Union Theological Seminary, and Savanna Real Estate) who are currently building asking them to address our concerns.