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ACTION ALERT! Again, "#TheMerchantsHouse is NYC's only family home preserved intact, inside and out, from the 19th century. It is a vital – and irreplaceable – New York City cultural institution, open to the public since 1936." - If the Merchant’s House – Manhattan’s first designated landmark in 1965 – can’t be protected, NO New York City landmark will be safe from out-of-control private development. - How You Can Help: 🔺WRITE the City Planning Commission urging them to REJECT the developer’s application. Visit #GVSHP at www.gvshp.org/mhm for an easy online form. 🔺TODAY is the #CommunityBoard2 Public Hearing - Wed, April 11, 6:30 p.m. NYU Silver Building, 32 Waverly Place, Room 520. Please attend. 🔺SIGN their petition. 🔺DONATE to the MHM Legal Fund - “If the Merchant’s House can’t be protected, no landmark is safe. No historic district is safe. No natural resource is safe. No community or neighborhood is safe.” -- Michael Hiller, land use, zoning, & preservation lawyer - But lots of money has been spent on engineering consulting work, studies, lawyers’ fees & expenses will continue to mount. Any help to this organization is appreciated. - WEB: www.merchantshouse.org EMAIL: nyc1832@merchantshouse.org • Photo by Christie 📷 • #savethemerchantshouse #1832 #themerchantshousemuseum #1936 #defeatthedevelopers #zoninglaws #dontmesswithgertrude #artislife #nomoreluxuryhotels #historymatters #stopdestroyingourhistory #eastvillage #overdevelopment #preservation #nyclandmark #1965 #nycarchitecture #interiors #keeppreservationalive #savetheeastvillage #savemanhattan #savenyc #acalltoarms #186years #standagainsttheshadows
ACTION ALERT: In 2014, the Landmarks Preservation Commission (#NYCLPC ) approved a plan for construction of an eight-story hotel next door to the Merchant’s House Museum, at 27 East 4th Street. The 1832 Merchant’s House is a city, state, and federal landmark. In NYC, it is one of only 117 buildings (and one of only six residences) that is both an exterior and an interior landmark. Remarkably, landmark status does not guarantee protection from adjacent construction. - The #CityPlanningCommission has now received the developer’s application for zoning changes and the special permits they need to begin construction. - Why Say NO! 🔸The proposed hotel, at 100 feet tall, is in violation of the City’s Zoning Resolution. The developer’s application for a zoning text amendment – “spot zoning” – in effect would rewrite the law for a series of waivers that benefit the developer alone. 🔸At eight stories, the proposed hotel towers over the 4 ½ story Merchant’s House (completely blocking sunlight to the rear garden) and is grossly incompatible with the surrounding buildings in the #NohoHistoricDistrict . 🔸If the Planning Commission approves the application, the developer would be able to proceed – and the museum’s fragile, 186-year-old building would suffer catastrophic structural damage and likely collapse during construction. - ATTEND the Community Board 2 Public Hearing on Wednesday, April 11, 6:30 p.m. #NYUSilverBuilding , 32 Waverly Place, Room 520 • #savethemerchantshouse #1832 #themerchantshousemuseum #1936 #defeatthedevelopers #zoninglaws #dontmesswithgertrude #artislife #nomoreluxuryhotels #historymatters #stopdestroyingourhistory #eastvillage #overdevelopment #preservation #nyclandmark #nycarchitecture #interiors #keeppreservationalive #savetheeastvillage #savemanhattan #savenyc #acalltoarms #186years #standagainsttheshadows
"I’ve learned so much from all these people; staff and customers alike, and I’m grateful I had that opportunity. So many fun, heartwarming and crazy times shared with friends, family, customers and staff! It’s the end of an era and it will all be greatly missed." -- Anthony Barile, #ThreeofCups owner, March 21 20/8 • Photo by Pandacat 📷 • #ripthreeofcups #familyowned #26years #since1992 #historymatters #1992 #eastvillage #gentrification #italiankitchen #woodfiredpizzaoven #sbjsa #smallbusinessjobssurvivalact #urbannotsuburban #nycunderground #savetheeastvillage #savemanhattan #savenyc #sundaymass #theendofanera
"I am thankful to all the fine people that have worked with us to make it happen everyday, without them it never would have. There are too many to list here, but if you know Three of Cups, you know them too. I wish them the best of what life has to offer. - Our customers are the best, so many loyal souls over so many years. Without you we’re obviously not here all these years. Our staff and customers made Three of Cups what it was." -- Anthony Barile, #ThreeofCups owner, 03/21/18 • Photo by Alli Bradshaw 📷 • #ripthreeofcups #familyowned #26years #since1992 #historymatters #1992 #eastvillage #gentrification #italiankitchen #woodfiredpizzaoven #sbjsa #smallbusinessjobssurvivalact #savetheeastvillage #savemanhattan #savenyc #saturdaymourning
"The reasons are many that we are at this moment, with all of them meaning that I can’t sustain it any longer. It’s the end of the longest thing I’ve continuously been involved with, almost 1/2 my life, nearly 26 years. - My wife worked here before we were married, my children grew up playing here and my son has worked here with me for the last two years. Three of Cups is a big part of our home and lives." -- Anthony Barile, #ThreeofCups owner. • Photo courtesy of Anthony Barile, Three of Cups 📷 • #ripthreeofcups #familyowned #26years #since1992 #historymatters #1992 #eastvillage #gentrification #italiankitchen #woodfiredpizzaoven #sbjsa #smallbusinessjobssurvivalact #savetheeastvillage #savemanhattan #savenyc #saturdaymourning
Remembering family owned business for nearly 26 years, Three of Cups. The neighborhood favorite closed on April Fools Day 2018. • Photo courtesy of Anthony Barile, Three of Cups 📷 • #threeofcups #familyowned #26years #since1992 #historymatters #1992 #eastvillage #gentrification #savetheeastvillage #savemanhattan #savenyc #goodbyefriday
Scenes from a vigil... • Saying goodbye to #HartleyHouse , the historic Hells Kitchen Community Center and Settlement House for the past 120 years on Saturday, March 3, 2018. • "Residents said the demise of HH felt all too reminiscent of the same exact thing that happened to The Village’s St. Vincent‘s Hospital and Rivington House — the death of neighborhood institutions where elected officials were completely absent from trying to save them. - But [they] plan on fighting back because many unanswered questions remain. HK residents are demanding: (1) The Hartley House board give the community full disclosure of their accounting of the financial arrangements of the sale of property, (2) And if they refuse, that New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman get involved and perform a full investigation because HH organization has a nonprofit status. They operate as a public corporation with a clear obligation to the public and Atty Gen Schneiderman has oversight over nonprofits." - Marni Halasa, #SaveNYC member/activist reports. • Photo 1: Nathan DiCamillo 📷 Photo 2-4: Marni Halasa 📷 • #hellskitchen #savethehartleyhouse #1897 #120years #historymatters #landmarkthis #nyclpc #stopgreedydevelopers #actioncity #nyclandmarkspreservationcommission #keeppreservationalive #preservation #gentrification #culturaldiversityisbeautiful #stoprebny #gentrificationisnotprogress #greedisnotgood #savehellskitchen #savemanhattan #communityfirst
ACTION ALERT: "Another one bites the dust! And this time it's the iconic and historic #HartleyHouse , the community center and settlement house of Hells Kitchen that is over 100 years old and has been a home for HK residents and immigrants. This is the FIRST TIME that is has been announced and folks in the community are pretty upset. Rumor has it that it has been sold to #ThorEquities for $60,000 -- and that doesn't seem right now, does it. Join us this Saturday at 5:30pm in front of the Hartley House on W 46th between 9th and 10th Avenue, to not just say goodbye, but to show the public and the #HarleyHouseBoard of the rich that residents are angry again about not saving this incredible landmark and sacrificing it to evil gentrification and the deep pockets of greedy developers. Again, where are our ELECTED OFFICIALS to stop this?" - #SaveNYC member Marni Halasa • #hellskitchen #savethehartleyhouse #1897 #120years #historymatters #landmarkthis #nyclpc #stopgreedydevelopers #keeppreservationalive #preservation #gentrification #culturaldiversityisbeautiful #stoprebny #gentrificationisnotprogress #greedisnotgood #savehellskitchen #savemanhattan #communityfirst
An homage or memorial coming soon... • “Karla and James Murray’s wood-framed sculpture consists of near life-size photographs of four mom-and-pop neighborhood stores of the Lower East Side, which are no longer in business and have disappeared from the streetscape. Images of a bodega, a coffee shop/luncheonette, a vintage store, and a newsstand recognize the unique and irreplaceable contribution made to New York by small, often family-owned businesses." - #NYCParksDept • Congratulations to #JamesandKarlaMurray for being 1 of 10 selected to exhibit in this art installation project and bringing more attention to the cause. • #artislife #historymatters #workingclass #shopmomandpop #supportsmallbusiness #SBJSA #smallbusinessjobssurvivalact #stopgentrification #stopdisplacement #savetheles #savemanhattan #savenyc
[column updated] Masterpiece of Mounir Fatmi : Save Manhattan 03. Check link in our bio @art_front ■ Mounir Fatmi - Peripheral Vision 2017. Nov. 16 (Thu) - Dec. 24 (Sun) #mounirfatmi #artfrontgallery #SaveManhattan #VeniceBiennale #artfacts #morocco #Tokyo #アートフロントギャラリー #代官山 #ムニールファトゥミ #ヴェネチアビエンナーレ
Photo shows police arresting suspect in NYC truck attack that killed at least eight people. https://t.co/oxMTmzZOPT https://t.co/AROIW3ZGMk #savemanhattan
The NYC terror suspect has been identified as 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov of Tampa, FL. @jeffpeguescbs on what we know about him so far. https://t.co/rKJTihIiU5 #savemanhattan
🙁😤😧😢 (This is where i had weekend softball practices and games in lower school.) #Repost @savenyc.nyc ・・・ #UpperEastside and #EastHarlem residents are fuming over a $1 billion dollar proposed development being pushed by Council Speaker #MelissaMarkViverito on the border of the two neighborhoods. • The plan would hand over #MarxBrothersPlayground to a developer to build a massive 760-foot tower with 1,100 apartments, three schools, and retail space on the corner of 96th Street and 2nd Avenue, a project the community refers to as “The Wall.” At 760 feet, it would be the tallest building north of 60th [...] Since it is illegal to build on public #parkland for non-park purposes and since parks do not have zoning, the city is attempting to get around this by having New York State legislators temporally seize (alienate) the park to allow development by creating commercial #zoning . • READ City Seizing Public Parkland to Build Massive Tower Complex - Residents Furious by Geoffrey Croft, #NYCParkAdvocates , 6/21/17 • #parksmatter #saveparks #greenspace #gentrification #gentrificationisnotprogress #stopoverdevelopment #zoninglaws #peopleoverprofit #nomoretowers #thewall #savemanhattan #savenyc #stopthewall
#UpperEastside and #EastHarlem residents are fuming over a $1 billion dollar proposed development being pushed by Council Speaker #MelissaMarkViverito on the border of the two neighborhoods. • The plan would hand over #MarxBrothersPlayground to a developer to build a massive 760-foot tower with 1,100 apartments, three schools, and retail space on the corner of 96th Street and 2nd Avenue, a project the community refers to as “The Wall.” At 760 feet, it would be the tallest building north of 60th [...] Since it is illegal to build on public #parkland for non-park purposes and since parks do not have zoning, the city is attempting to get around this by having New York State legislators temporally seize (alienate) the park to allow development by creating commercial #zoning . • READ City Seizing Public Parkland to Build Massive Tower Complex - Residents Furious by Geoffrey Croft, #NYCParkAdvocates , 6/21/17 • #parksmatter #saveparks #greenspace #gentrification #gentrificationisnotprogress #stopoverdevelopment #zoninglaws #peopleoverprofit #nomoretowers #thewall #savemanhattan #savenyc #stopthewall
Good night Manny's Music Shop, 1935-2009; 2017 • It was reported that the building was scalped (a tactic used by developers to prevent preservationists from landmarking) and now it has been cleared for demolition. • Photo by Em Castellano 📷 • #mannysmusic #musicrow #48thstreet #since1935 #savethemusic #historymatters #musicmatters #supportthearts #supportallartists #supportsmallbusiness #sbjsa #smallbusinessjobssurvivalact #culturallandmark #landmarkthis #nyclpc #nycarchitecture #stopdemolishingart #stoperasinghistory #stopoverdevelopment #gentrification #gentrificationisnotprogress #savemanhattan #savenyc #sundaymass #ripmannysmusic
"The former site of Manny's Music [...] has been approved for demolition, according to a city permit issued last month. It's a final nail in the coffin for the legendary music store that served as a mecca for generations of musicians and once stood as the crown jewel of New York's famed #MusicRow ." - RIP Manny's by Christopher Zara, #FastCompany , 8/2/17 • Photo by SergeProtector 📷 • #mannysmusic #musicrow #48thstreet #since1935 #savethemusic #historymatters #musicmatters #supportthearts #supportallartists #supportsmallbusiness #sbjsa #smallbusinessjobssurvivalact #culturallandmark #landmarkthis #nyclpc #nycarchitecture #stopdemolishingart #stoperasinghistory #stopoverdevelopment #gentrification #gentrificationisnotprogress #savemanhattan #savenyc #sundaymass
"Manny Goldrich, who sold brass instruments in the early 1930s, opened the shop on West 48th Street, known as #MusicRow because of its proximity to Broadway, Recording studios and the Brill Building, where many music publishers had offices." - Losing a Celebrated Shop and its Wall of Nostalgia by Nate Schweber, #NYTimes , 6/1/09 • Photo by Cole Ford 📷 • #mannysmusic #mannys #48thstreet #since1935 #savethemusic #historymatters #musicmatters #supportthearts #supportallartists #supportsmallbusiness #sbjsa #smallbusinessjobssurvivalact #culturallandmark #landmarkthis #nyclpc #nycarchitecture #stopdemolishingart #stoperasinghistory #stopoverdevelopment #gentrification #gentrificationisnotprogress #savemanhattan #savenyc #sundaymass
ACTION ALERT for our Uptown Peops! Join Northern Manhattan Is Not For Sale / Alto Manhattan No Se Vende TODAY from 6:30-9pm at Russ Bernie Medical Pavilion (1150 St Nicholas Ave) for a vote on rezoning! • FB INVITE: "CB12 will be voting on the application by Mike Saab to rezone 110-116 Seaman Ave and 175 Payson. Only two of these buildings are his and the others contain 116 rent regulated units. Be there to tell them NO! #NYCEDC will also be presenting on the #Inwood Rezoning Action Plan. This is a BIG night, so please do all you can to attend. Arrive by 6:30 to sign up to testify." • Photo provided by #NorthernManhattanIsNotForSale / #AltoManhattanNoSeVende 📷 • #zoninglaws #gentrification #displacement #overdevelopment #infrastructure #cb12 #stoprebny #stopoverdevelopment #manhattanisnot4sale #communityfirst #affordablehousing #rentregulation #therentistoodamnhigh #stopdisplacement #workingclass #gentrificationisnotprogress #saveinwood #savemanhattan #savenyc #nogentrificationzone
ACTION ALERT: Join community groups & local shop owners from the #EastVillage Independent Merchants Association for a protest on Thursday, 7/13/16 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. • INVITE: "Another #Starbucks is planned for the huge storefront at 125 St Mark's Place at Ave A. We don't need more chains in the East Village! We need retail diversity and independently owned local businesses! Join community groups and local shop owners from #EVIMA and more to stand up for the unique character of the East Village. Support policies that can promote retail diversity, prevent chain stores and preserve small businesses!" • #retaildiversity #supportsmallbusiness #shoplocal #shopmomandpop #smallbusinessjobssurvivalact #sbjsa #nomorechainstores #nomorechains #nomorestarbucks #notanotherstarbucks #urbannotsuburban #stophomogenization #supportindependentmerchants #savetheeastvillage #savemanhattan #savenyc #actioncity
More great news. Go #Harlem ! • With chants of “SoHa! Hell No!” while standing on the corner of West 115th Street and Frederick Douglass Blvd, elected officials, activists and advocates stood with [NYS Sen. Brian Benjamin] to call for legislation that would penalize those who use the SoHa name. Standing near the slogan “Harlem Not SoHa” written on the sidewalk in colored chalk, the state senator outlined his plan. • Reports indicate that real estate firm Keller Williams is heeding the call of the community to stop using the term to attract new residents to the already heavily gentrified neighborhood. • A Google search of the word “SoHa” turns up negative press about the term being used. The #KellerWilliams Facebook page has yet to fully change the name of its team... • READ "People’s Victory: Activists stop effort to rename Harlem south of 125th Street ‘SoHa’" by Stephon Johnson and Cyril Josh Barker, #AmsterdamNews .com, 7/6/2017 • Photo by Bill Moore 📷 • #harlempride #harlemnotsoha #nosoha #harlemsaysitall #norenamingofharlem #historymatters #peopleoverprofit #gentrification #communityfirst #stopdisplacement #stophomogenization #stoprebrandingneighborhoods #onecityforall #gentrificationisnotprogress #culturaldiversityisbeautiful #saveharlem #savemanhattan #savenyc #harlemisharlem
#MounirFatmi is largely #influenced by #September11attacks . He produced a series of installations named #SaveManhattan . These #artworks show the Manhattan skyline including the destroyed #WorldTradeCenter towers. Save Manhattan 1 is made with #books , Save Manhattan with videotapes and Save Manhattan 3 is a sound #installation with speakers. The ultimate contribution to this project is a video where the skyline progressively dissolves itself in distorted liquefied reflection. #modernart #modern #artoftheday
Best!!! #citykids #savemanhattan #mamounsfalafel #savegreenwichvillage NYU is a plague to our neighborhood. Robert Moses was more sensitive to neighborhoods
Reminds me of high school here. Just hanging out...no logos , Wendy's, no phones. 2017 kids gen Z#hipstersneednotapply #savenyc #citykids #savenyc #genz #savemanhattan #savegreenwichvillage
So very sad that this is closing tomorrow. ...... #Repost @savenyc.nyc ・・・ Angelica Kitchen has been part of the fabric of the East Village for 40 years as a shining example of how one person can make a difference. Armed with a big vision, dozens of local farmers, talented chefs and delicious food, Leslie changed the culinary landscape. Committed to the grassroots #organic movement since the 1960's and leading by example, her restaurant became a cornerstone of clean, whole, plant-based cuisine throughout New York City and far beyond. • Please help them pay off their outstanding balances to suppliers, farmers, and service providers at www.gofundme.com/angelicakitchen • Photo by Jenna Duffy 📷 • #angelicakitchen #40years #since1976 #eastvillage #supportsmallbusiness #sbjsa #smallbusinessjobssurvivalact #supportlocalrestaurants #gentrification #gentrificationisnotprogress #workingclass #therentistoodamnhigh #savetheastvillage #savemanhattan #savenyc
Angelica Kitchen has been part of the fabric of the East Village for 40 years as a shining example of how one person can make a difference. Armed with a big vision, dozens of local farmers, talented chefs and delicious food, Leslie changed the culinary landscape. Committed to the grassroots #organic movement since the 1960's and leading by example, her restaurant became a cornerstone of clean, whole, plant-based cuisine throughout New York City and far beyond. • Please help them pay off their outstanding balances to suppliers, farmers, and service providers at www.gofundme.com/angelicakitchen • Photo by Jenna Duffy 📷 • #angelicakitchen #40years #since1976 #eastvillage #supportsmallbusiness #sbjsa #smallbusinessjobssurvivalact #supportlocalrestaurants #gentrification #gentrificationisnotprogress #workingclass #therentistoodamnhigh #savetheastvillage #savemanhattan #savenyc
After 40 years in the East Village... Farewell, Angelica Kitchen. • We're friends of Leslie McEachern, Angelica'a owner, and are raising funds through Go Fund Me to help pay outstanding balances to Angelica's suppliers, farmers and service providers. • If you've had the pleasure of dining at this downtown favorite, please help with a small donation. Go to www.gofundme.com/angelicakitchen • #angelicakitchen #40years #since1976 #eastvillage #supportsmallbusiness #sbjsa #smallbusinessjobssurvivalact #supportlocalrestaurants #gentrification #gentrificationisnotprogress #workingclass #therentistoodamnhigh #savetheastvillage #savemanhattan #savenyc
The classic interior of this famous New York building was once a favorite of John F. Kennedy, Grace Kelly and Marilyn Monroe, among countless other luminaries, not to mention every sitting president since Herbert Hoover. - Craig Karmin, #WSJ , 6/27/16 • Photo by Bridget Marie 📷 • #waldorfastoria #waldorfastoriahotel #1931 #since1931 #schultzeandweaver #artislife #historymatters #nyclandmark #artdeco #interiordesignart #culturallandmark #preservation #keeppreservationalive #nyclpc #nycarchitecture #workofart #nomoreluxurycondos #nomoreglasstowers #brickandmortarrules #saveparkave #savemanhattan #savenyc
This is how it begins... • "The de Blasio administration has been quietly planning a #rezoning of the Garment District in Manhattan that could relax protections for #manufacturers , and aims to file an official application as early as April, Crain’s has learned." - Joe Anita #CrainsNY , 2/28/17 • Photo by Jenny Campbell 📷 • #thegarmentdistrict #fashioncapital #gentrification #zoninglaws #mayordeblasio #taleoftwocities #bloomberglegacy #stophomogenization #stopdisplacement #stopoverdevelopment #qualityoflife #supportsmallbusiness #workingclass #supportmanufacturing #nomoreluxury #economicequality #culturaldiversity #sbjsa #smallbusinessjobssurvivalact #savethegarmentdistrict #savemanhattan #savenyc
The Municipal Art Society of New York (#MASNYC ) needs your help to save a treasure in Washington Heights! • Last month, Loew’s 175th Street Theatre - the last of New York’s five gilded age Wonder Theaters - received approval from the Landmarks Preservation Commission (#NYCLPC ), putting it one step closer to landmark designation after more than 45 years in limbo. • But the Historic Districts Council (#HDCNYC ) has informed MAS that local Council Member for the 10th district, Ydanis Rodriguez, plans to rescind his support for designating the theater. Without his vote, the designation will almost surely fail to pass the City Council. • MAS supported the designation of the Loew’s 175th Street Theatre when the Landmarks Preservation Commission first reviewed it in 1970, and again in 2015. A “delirious masterpiece” (#NYTimes ), the theater’s exuberant, eclectic style incorporates both Hindu and Islamic design in a free interpretation iconic to this period of theater design. • Here's What You Can Do: • Please call CM #YdanisRodriguez and tell him that the #Loews 175th Street Theatre must be protected as a #NYClandmark . Demand he support the designation of the #Loews175thStreetTheatre ! Legislative Office: 1-212-788-7053 District Office: 1-917-521-2616 • Spread the Word! Use social media, email, and good old conversation to tell your neighbors, friends, family, and colleagues that this is happening. It’s not too late to have our voices heard. • #saveloews175streettheater #savewashingtonheights #savemanhattan #savenyc #nycarchitecture #artislife #preservation #supportthearts #supporttheaters #historymatters #keeppreservationalive
PART 2: Goodbye #Newstand . A tiny piece of history on 8th Street and 6th Avenue in Greenwich Village is gone. • Photo by Timothy McDarrah 📷 • #greenwichvillagenewstand #newstandnyc #66years #nycstaple #historymatters #sbjsa #smallbusinessjobssurvivalact #leaseprotection #commercialtenantrights #savegreenwichvillage #savemanhattan #savenyc #ripnewstand
PART 1: The #NewYorkPost reported in July that #Newstand could be folding after 66 years. A waterproof tarp was added to the Greenwich Village staple in 1950 by a Boy Scout troop. • After sudden violations issued by the #DOB , landlord #SamcoProperties "cut down the tent" discouraging customers from lingering. • Owner Mohammed Arif Zaman (pictured here) was handed a 30 day notice for termination of lease. Read the full story by Robert Miller at NYPost.com, 7/19/16. • Photo by Robert Miller 📷 #greenwichvillagenewstand #newstandnyc #66years #nycstaple #historymatters #sbjsa #smallbusinessjobssurvivalact #leaseprotection #commercialtenantrights #savegreenwichvillage #savemanhattan #savenyc
New Yorker of the Month. We love this! • "Jean-Louis Goldwater Bourgeois, 76, an architectural historian and activist for Native American causes, is in the process of transferring the deed of his $4 million, landmarked West Village house to a nonprofit controlled by the Lenape tribe, the original #Manhattanites ." - Christine Smith-Slomin's, #NewYorkPost , 12/18/16 • Photo by J.C. Rice 📷 • #respecthistory #historymatters #since1834 #lenapetribe #nativeamericans #activism #historian #keeppreservationalive #nyclpc #nyclandmark #nychero #westvillage #savemanhattan #savenyc
Still down that Spooky Empire was cancelled..I hope they come back next year with Vengeance and no hurricane lol For now enjoy this shot i took at @dragoncon 2016 featuring @honorherrera @directorduncan @cheyenneautumnhess as Division Agents Hope to work more with these guys soon!!! #cosplay #cosplayer #cosplayphotography #conlife #conventions #photography #photographer #videogames #thedivision #savemanhattan
A big shout out to Patricia, Jenny, Kirsten, Ann, and all the folks from #NYHSC , #SCOC , #ASAP , #TBNYC , #SaveNYC , and other groups for banding together to hold a press conference this morning at the #CityHall steps. Let's get #SBJSA passed! • Photo by Ann McDermott 📷 • #SaveNYC #5boroughs #savemanhattan #savebrooklyn #savequeens #savethebronx #saveatatenisland #supportsmallbusiness #shopmomandpop #supportthearts #therentistoodamnhigh #bloomberglegacy #greedisnotgood #mayordeblasio
Action Alert! #ASAP : Artist Studio Affordability Project & #NYHSC : New Yorkers for a Human Scale City, a citywide coalition of community organizations fighting back to preserve NYC, will hold a press conference on the steps of City Hall on Friday Sept 30, 2016 at 9am. We are calling for a public hearing and vote on the #SBJSA : Small Business Jobs Survival Act Intro 402. Every New Yorker knows the biggest problem for all small business owners is escalating rent, with no lease renewal rights. This issue has been repeatedly ignored by City Hall. NYC Court warrants show that evictions of commercial businesses are averaging 542 per month, higher than under former Mayor Bloomberg. The crisis is getting much worse and has spread across the five boroughs. The arts community and small manufacturers are also being strangled by high rents in industrial zones. #CityCouncil is fiddling while Rome burns. In order to survive, these businesses all need common sense - and constitutional - legislation that would give them rights to negotiate a fair lease renewal with their landlords. That legislation is the #SmallBusinessJobsSurvivalAct . Because the majority of Council Members support it, we are disappointed to see that the hearing on Friday is merely to talk about #zoning tools & landlord incentives to support retail business, but it doesn’t address the current crisis of high rents nor does it include other commercial tenants like artists and professional services. Why is the SBJSA solution not included in the hearing? 27 Council Members support the SBJSA, yet it is not being brought for a hearing & vote. Join us in asking the City Council to make better use of their time and our time: stop focusing on band-aids for small business when surgery is needed: schedule a public hearing & vote on the SBJSA immediately. #SaveNYC #5boroughs #savemanhattan #savebrooklyn #savequeens #savethebronx #saveatatenisland #supportsmallbusiness #shopmomandpop #supportthearts #therentistoodamnhigh #bloomberglegacy #greedisnotgood #mayordeblasio
Lying Lenin. Red Square was sold to another developer so two of the previous owners bought the statue and had it moved to Norfolk where it will be on display in a month. Photo by Demetrius Freeman 📷 for the #NYTimes #redsquarenyc #leninstatue #artislife #supportthearts #savetheeastvillage #savemanhattan #savenyc #actioncity
Goodbye, East Houston! The statue of Russian dictator Vladimir Lenin was added to Red Square's rooftop in 1994. It was originally a state-commissioned work by Yuri Gerasimov that was prevented from being displayed during the collapse of the Soviet Union. Sadly, the statue was removed from the rental apartment building last week and moved to a new location. Photo by David A 📷 #redsquarenyc #leninstatue #artislife #supportthearts #savetheeastvillage #savemanhattan #savenyc #sundaymass
Lanza's Restaurant first opened in #1904 by Sicilian-Italian transplant Michael Lanza, who was rumored to have been chef to King Victor-Emmanuel III. In July, #EVGrieve reported that the state's seize sticker had appeared on the window. The old world Italian restaurant remains closed today with table settings still in place and mail piling up. What can we do to help? Photo provided by EV Grieve 📷 #lanzas #since1904 #historymatters #oldnewyork #supportsmallbusiness #sbjsa #smallbusinessjobssurvivalact #savemanhattan #savenyc
Strolling through #kipsbay and spotted this goulish guy/thing. Hopefully he/they stays entact and isn't replaced by a Duane Reade #streetfinds #nycfind #savemanhattan #architecture
How to ruin sky. Hang out at Hudson Yards for a while. Here's to you tiny little relic. Stay strong. Photo by BERodriguez 📷 #hudsonyards #overdevelopment #gentrification #stopoverdevelopment # #homogenization #stophomogenization #gentrificationisnotprogress #standagainsttheshadows #qualityoflife #savemanhattan #savenyc
I still play #thedivision from time to time.... check out this shot from my division photoshoot. #thedivision #savemanhattan #videogames #ubisoft #cosplay #cosplayer #cosplayphotography #photography #photographer
Gideon's Bakery has been in business for over 50 years on 187th, near the Associated that was saved by the community. Sadly, they closed today. Photo by Pamela Dayton 📷 #gideonsbakery #supportsmallbusiness #sbjsa #smallbusinessjobssurvivalact #stophomogenization #brickandmortarrules #gentrificationisnotprogress #savehudsonheights #savemanhattan #savenyc #goodbyefriday
When. You give the bad guys no chance to even get out of the room #thedivision #savemanhattan #videogames #cleaners #xboxone
Repost from @savenyc.nyc - Congratulations to Mei Lum and the Lum Family for not only saving this 90 year old gem - Wing on Wo & Co - but for launching a community engagement initiative to chat with other local businesses about staying afloat and relevant in the neighborhood. Read "#Chinatown Resident Saves Family Store..." by Allegra Hobbs, 5/18/16, #dnainfo Photo provided by Wing on Wo & Co 📷 #wingonwoandco #90years #historymatters #preservation #culturaldiversityisbeautiful #stophomogenization #stopdisplacement #gentrificationisnotprogress #communityfirst #peopleoverprofit #retaildiversity #sbjsa #supportsmallbusiness #savemanhattan #savenyc #actioncity
Congratulations to Mei Lum and the Lum Family for not only saving this 90 year old gem - Wing on Wo & Co - but for launching a community engagement initiative to chat with other local businesses about staying afloat and relevant in the neighborhood. Read "#Chinatown Resident Saves Family Store..." by Allegra Hobbs, 5/18/16, #dnainfo Photo provided by Wing on Wo & Co 📷 #wingonwoandco #90years #historymatters #preservation #culturaldiversityisbeautiful #stophomogenization #stopdisplacement #gentrificationisnotprogress #communityfirst #peopleoverprofit #retaildiversity #sbjsa #supportsmallbusiness #savemanhattan #savenyc #actioncity
ACTION ALERT! There is a CB2 Hearing today for an application to build an addition on top of an existing building on Jane St - a #landmarked block - in the #WestVillage . It was recently discovered that the proposal is actually for two 90' towers, which will be grossly out of scale and character with the surrounding Greenwich Historic District. Today, May 12th, 6:30PM at NYU Silver Building (32 Waverly Place, Room 520) #greenwichvillagesocietyforhistoricpreservation #gvshp #humanscalecity #gentrification #gentrificationisnotprogress #qualityoflife #stopoverdevelopment #communityfirst #standagainsttheshadows #historymatters #stophomogenization #nyclandmark #nyclpc #nyclandmarkpreservationcommission #savegreenwichvillage #savemanhattan #savenyc #actioncity #zoninglaws
Despite the #SBJSA having 27 supporters in the Council (26 is needed for a hearing), it continues to be ignored by Mayor de Blasio and his administration - #TownVillage .com: When asked for Mayor de Blasio’s thoughts on the SBJSA, a spokesperson skirted the question, only commenting on the issue in general terms. When pressed further on the SBJSA itself the mayoral mouthpiece referred back to the aforementioned comments. The administration recognizes the growing challenges small businesses face finding space they can afford, but has not supported commercial rent control,” said the rep. "We are working to lower small businesses’ costs in other ways, like the dramatic reduction in fines, streamlining the regulatory environment through Small Business First, & expanding free support programs including pro-bono legal services to help negotiate & review leases, business courses and access to capital.” - 5/3/16 • #OtherMusic will close it's doors in June. Photo by High Fidelity 📷 • #othermusicnyc #since1995 #historymatters #therentistodamnhigh #mayordeblasio #rentandtaxes #greedisnotgood #bloomberglegacy #supportsmallbusiness #shopmomandpop #commercialrentcontrol #sbjsa #smallbusinessjobssurvivalact #savetheeastvillage #savemanhattan #savenyc #musicmatters #ripothermusic
Sad that one of my favorite record stores @other_music is shutting their doors next month. Here's a pic I took on Record Store Day last year. Thank you for sharing my pic @savenyc.nyc ! #Repost @savenyc.nyc with @repostapp . ・・・ "We still do a ton of business - probably more than most stores in the country. [...] Rent, on the other hand, has more than doubled from 6K a month the store paid in 1995, while it's annual share of the building's property tax has also increased with the local real estate market." - Joe Coscarelli, 5/9/16, #NYTimes Photo by George Elmer 📷 #othermusicnyc #othermusic #since1995 #historymatters #therentistodamnhigh #mayordeblasio #rentandtaxes #greedisnotgood #bloomberglegacy #supportsmallbusiness #shopmomandpop #sbjsa #smallbusinessjobssurvivalact #savetheeastvillage #savemanhattan #savenyc #musicmatters #ripothermusic
"We still do a ton of business - probably more than most stores in the country. [...] Rent, on the other hand, has more than doubled from 6K a month the store paid in 1995, while it's annual share of the building's property tax has also increased with the local real estate market." - Joe Coscarelli, 5/9/16, #NYTimes Photo by George Elmer 📷 #othermusicnyc #othermusic #since1995 #historymatters #therentistodamnhigh #mayordeblasio #rentandtaxes #greedisnotgood #bloomberglegacy #supportsmallbusiness #shopmomandpop #sbjsa #smallbusinessjobssurvivalact #savetheeastvillage #savemanhattan #savenyc #musicmatters #ripothermusic
Remembering Pearl River Mart, the first Chinese-American dept store. This home goods favorite opened in Chinatown in 1971 and settled in Soho 12 years ago. They were forced to close for good last month due to a five-fold rent increase from 100K. • Photo by Anna Dorfman 📷 • #pearlrivermart #since1971 #historymatters #sbjsa #smallbusinessjobssurvivalact #greedisnotgood #supportsmallbusiness #shopmomandpop #brickandmortarrules #nomorechainstores #gentrification #gentrificationisnotprogress #renthikes #stophomogenization #retaildiversity #therentistoodamnhigh #savesoho #savemanhattan #savenyc #rippearlrivermart #sundaymass
We got the scoop from the owner's niece that #69Bayard will remain open as #WingKee ! They were able to renegotiate their lease. A hearty thanks to the landlord, whoever you are... Here's to a fresh start! Photo by Just Ryan 📷 #freshstartfriday #80years #historymatters #adollaraday #renthikes #gentrification #sbjsa #smallbusinessjobssurvivalact #supportsmallbusiness #shopmomandpop #retaildiversity #gentrificationisnotprogress #culturaldiversityisbeautiful #wingkee #stophomogenization #savechinatown #savemanhattan #savenyc
Remembering Left Bank Books. After 24 years in business, they were forced to close their store in March along with an entire block of small businesses. • Image by Elaine Ellman. 📷 • #leftbankbooks #24years #buybooks #ripleftbankbooks #supportsmallbusiness #smallbusinessjobssurvivalact #sbjsa #shopmomandpop #supportbookstores #supportthearts #readingisfundamental #vanishingny #savegreenwichvillage #savemanhattan #savenyc
A developer's plan to silence one of the last great mechanical tower clocks in NYC - an officially designated #landmark - has been thwarted. 'There can be no dispute that the internal mechanism by which the clock operates is a significant portion of the clock itself,' [Justice Kotler] wrote in her decision, 'and if the commission can issue a violation for its removal or alteration, the Legislature intended to give the commission (#nyclpc ) the power to compel the owner to maintain the clock’s mechanical operation.' - David Dunlap, #NYTimes , 3/31/16 Photo by Michael Natale 📷 #since1898 #historymatters #preservation #346broadway #keeppreservationalive #nyclandmarkspreservationcommission #savetribeca #savemanhattan #savenyc #timekeepsticking #historiclandmark #nyclandmark #artislife #oldschoolny #formernylifeinsurancecobuilding #savetheclocktowerbuilding
This former bowling alley, synagogue, and then church was built in 1919. It would make history as the only place of worship in NYC that agreed to provide funeral services for Malcolm X in 1965. A private developer bought the building for 2.5 million and has plans to demolish the historic site. Photo by Sean Altman 📷. Courtesy of #SaveHarlemNow . #eastersunday #nycirony #faithtempleharlem #malcolmx #historymatters #nyclpc #preservation #keeppreservationalive #historiclandmark #stopdestroyinghistory #nycarchitecture #artislife #landmarknyc #nyclandmarkspreservationcommission #stophomogenization #gentrification #gentrificationisnotprogress #saveharlem #savemanhattan #savenyc
"There Goes the Neighborhood" is a podcast from #WNYC Studios and #TheNation that examines race, politics, and economics - the forces that drive #gentrification - and gives voice to the people who are living it. For those interested, check out the eight part series focusing on Brooklyn's dramatic shift. #theregoestheneighborhood #displacement #stopdisplacement #urbannotsuburban #homogenization #stophomogenization #gentrificationisnotprogress #qualityoflife #savebrooklyn #savequeens #savethebronx #savestatenisland #savemanhattan #savenyc
"In unity there is strength." - John Shapiro speaking about how to organize a community at the Historic Districts Council Preservation Conference. Thanks to #HDCNYC , the panelists, and all the wonderful activist groups and preservationists in attendance. • Photo by BERodriguez 📷 • #historicdistrictscouncil #nycactivism #preservationmovement #peopleoverprofit #qualityoflife #affordablehousing #zoninglaws #landmarknyc #historymatters #preservation #keeppreservationalive #gentrification #gentrificationisnotprogress #smallbusinessjobssurvivalact #sbjsa #letterscampaign #stopgentrification #economicequality #savemanhattan #savebrooklyn #savequeens #savethebronx #savestatenisland #communitymatters #culturaldiversityisbeautiful #savenyc