MHCC Letter to Gov. Cuomo: Our Rent Regulation Laws Must Be Renewed and Strengthened

RENT REGULATION LAWS MUST BE RENEWED AND TENANT PROTECTIONS NEED TO BE STRENGTHENED April 15, 2019 The Morningside Heights Community Coalition (MHCC) is composed of residents of the Morningside Heights neighborhood committed to ensuring responsible and contextual development and preserving affordable housing in our community. We join with Community Board 9 in supporting legislative efforts … More MHCC Letter to Gov. Cuomo: Our Rent Regulation Laws Must Be Renewed and Strengthened

Levine and Brewer: Follow-up Request to City Planning to Rezone Morningside Heights — MHCC Issues Letter of Support

 Marisa Lago, Director Department of City Planning 120 Broadway New York, NY 10027  Dear Chair Lago,  We would first like to thank you and your team for joining us on the Dec 21 walking tour of Morningside Heights. We hope that the tour left you with the impression that Morningside Heights is a unique neighborhood … More Levine and Brewer: Follow-up Request to City Planning to Rezone Morningside Heights — MHCC Issues Letter of Support

Letter from Council Member Mark Levine to City Planning: “Rezone Morningside Heights” — Signed by All Local Elected Officials

Dear Chair Lago:  We are writing to request that the Department of City Planning (DCP) partner with our offices and local community stakeholders to launch a neighborhood study with the goal of contextually rezoning the Morningside Heights neighborhood. The proposed study area is bounded by Riverside Drive, Morningside Drive, 110th Street and 125th Streets, and … More Letter from Council Member Mark Levine to City Planning: “Rezone Morningside Heights” — Signed by All Local Elected Officials

Crain’s Features MHCC Position Letter on UTS Tower

Community group: We’re realistic on development but won’t go down quietly   Robert A.M. Stern Architects To the editor: Union Theological Seminary’s initial announcement in 2016 of a $100 million deal to build a market-rate 42-story tower in Morningside Heights provoked strong opposition in a diverse community concerned about affordable housing, residential displacement and non-contextual … More Crain’s Features MHCC Position Letter on UTS Tower

MHCC Wins $1.1 million in New Resources for Morningside Heights

Late in November, after more than two years of negotiations, MHCC succeeded in getting Union Theological Seminary to commit $1.1 million in funding to mitigate the impact of a proposed 40-story tower to be built on the northwest corner of the UTS campus at 122nd and Broadway. As part of the 1.1 million, UTS will give … More MHCC Wins $1.1 million in New Resources for Morningside Heights

‘Rezone Us Please,’ Activists Urge City Planners. (Yes. You Read That Right) by Dave Robinson, MHCC Board Member

This article appears in “Urban Matters,” a publication of the “Center for New York City Affairs” — The New School ‘Rezone Us, Please,’ Activists Urge City Planners.(Yes, You Read That Right) By David Robinson The word “rezoning” inspires deep misgivings among many community groups across the city. They regard it as a Trojan Horse for new … More ‘Rezone Us Please,’ Activists Urge City Planners. (Yes. You Read That Right) by Dave Robinson, MHCC Board Member

MHCC TOWN HALL MEETING OCT. 24, 2018 – 7PM CORPUS CHRISTI CHURCH – 121ST STREET — JUST EAST OF BROADWAY

Our community… your health and safety. Find out what is going on ~~ Two Luxury Condo Towers are on the way…. Are more coming to Morningside Heights? (Pictured above) 32 Story Luxury Condos (right), adjacent to Jewish Theological Seminary, are already under construction, and 40 Story Luxury Condos (left) on Union Theological Campus, are being … More MHCC TOWN HALL MEETING OCT. 24, 2018 – 7PM CORPUS CHRISTI CHURCH – 121ST STREET — JUST EAST OF BROADWAY

FORWARD article: JTS Made $100M Selling Its Air Rights. Will It Give Some Money To Its Neighbors?

JTS Made $100M Selling Its Air Rights. Will It Give Some Money To Its Neighbors? Ari Feldman July 18, 2018 In 2015, Union Theological Seminary, a venerable Protestant institution in Manhattan, announced it would be opening up its campus to luxury condominium development to help pay for $125 million worth of repairs and upgrades. In late … More FORWARD article: JTS Made $100M Selling Its Air Rights. Will It Give Some Money To Its Neighbors?

Manhattan Efforts to Stop Towers, Require Affordability Meet De Blasio Admin’s Caution

March 1, 2018      CITY LIMITS By Abigail Savitch-Lew Three years ago, residents of Sutton Place, a high-income residential neighborhood on Manhattan’s East Side between 51st and 59th Street, wanted to halt a developer’s plans for an 80-story tower (later scaled down to 62 stories) that was permitted under existing zoning and to prevent … More Manhattan Efforts to Stop Towers, Require Affordability Meet De Blasio Admin’s Caution