MHCC Files Zoning Challenge to Savanna Tower at 543 W. 122nd Street

MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS COMMUNITY COALITION P. O. Box 250405 Columbia University Station New York, NY 10025 mhccnyc@gmail.com Contact: Robert Stern 917 885 4096 RNRETS@AOL.COM For Immediate Release: Morningside Heights Community Coalition (MHCC) Submits Zoning Challenge to Savanna Real Estate’s Proposed Out-Of-Context Luxury Tower at 543 W. 122nd Street, Alleging Proposed Building Violates Zoning Code Gerrymandering is … More MHCC Files Zoning Challenge to Savanna Tower at 543 W. 122nd Street

May 24, 2017 — Morningside Heights Historic District Wins City Council Approval

The district will extend landmarks status to 115 buildings that reflect the architectural history of Morningside Heights. By Brendan Krisel (Patch National Staff) – May 25, 2017 1:15 pm ET ShareTweetGoogle PlusRedditEmailComments MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS, NY — The Morningside Heights Historic District cleared one of its final hurdles Wednesday when the City Council voted to approve … More May 24, 2017 — Morningside Heights Historic District Wins City Council Approval

Morningside Heights Historic District — NYC Council Land Use Sub-Committee Testimony

On May 2, 2017, as a lead-up to the May 24 historic district designation approval by the full New York City Council, MHCC and MHHDC members Gregory Dietrich, Robert Stern, Harry Schwartz, and Laura Friedman offered testimony in support of the proposed bill by Councilmember Mark Levine at the sub-committee hearing.  See video link below … More Morningside Heights Historic District — NYC Council Land Use Sub-Committee Testimony

April 30th Rally Against JTS Overdevelopment

Over 120 Morningside residents rallied against luxury condominium towers on W 122nd Street and overdevelopment on Sunday, April 30th, at 4pm on the NE corner of Broadway and W 122nd Street.  We were joined on the steps of JTS by Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Public Advocate Letitia James, State Assemblymember Daniel O’Donnell, and Democratic … More April 30th Rally Against JTS Overdevelopment

“CityViews: ‘As of Right’ and Wrong as Developers Target Morningside Heights”

By Robert F. Stern February 8, 2017 “These days we’re feeling vulnerable and neglected in Morningside Heights, the New York neighborhood bounded by 110th Street, 125th Street, Riverside Park and Morningside Park. That is because our venerable institutions, notably Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) and Union Theological Seminary (UTS), in desperate need of cash, are selling … More “CityViews: ‘As of Right’ and Wrong as Developers Target Morningside Heights”

January 25th Community “Visioning” Workshop

MORNINGSIDE SPEAKS MHCC REPORT 3 17 On January 25th , 2017 over 150 residents and stakeholders from throughout the Morningside Heights community came together to express their heartfelt opinions and address the important social, economic, political, and emotional issues facing our “small town” community. Information on overdevelopment, soft-sites, work/home participant location map, and issue guidelines were displayed throughout the … More January 25th Community “Visioning” Workshop

LPC Calendars Morningside Heights Historic District

The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) voted unanimously last week to calendar a Morningside Heights Historic District. The proposed district consists of approximately 115 buildings that are primarily residential in an area bounded by West 108th and West 119th Streets and includes parts of Riverside Drive, Claremont Avenue, Broadway, and Cathedral Parkway. Calendaring is a first step toward designation, with … More LPC Calendars Morningside Heights Historic District

Action

TAKE ACTION ON OVERDEVELOPMENT         IN MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS   Let the institutions and developers behind the 40-story towers planned for the Heights know what you think. Call upon them to assure that: Heights are consistent with nearby buildings Exteriors harmonize with surrounding buildings Views of nearby landmarks are preserved The impact on the environment and services … More Action