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April 1st, 2004

Hudson River Park

by SoHo Journal Staff

Dear Residents and Neighbors,

The Hudson River Park is at an important juncture. The work of the HRPT (Hudson River Park Trust) was created for the specific purpose of developing our waterfront with a viable mix of commercial and park space to benefit the community in which it is located. Several segments have been completed and serve its residents and communities well.

Segment 3 is currently about to be developed. This section of the waterfront reaches from Tribeca up to and including Clarkson Street in Greenwich Village. It is the section that serves Tribeca, Hudson Square, SoHo and Greenwich Village and it is the nearest waterfront park and recreation space for our residents. It is a place where our families, children and seniors can enjoy badly needed rest and recreation facilities. The park is only 20% complete and more than $200 million is needed to finish it. That’s the problem.

We have a chance, right now, to receive $70 million of that needed money through a grant from the $1.2 Billion controlled by the LMDC (Lower Manhattan Development Corporation). This is the entity-created by Gov. Pataki-which controls the distribution of Federal money intended for the relief and benefit of downtown residents after 9/11. Since a decision will be made very shortly on whether to release this money which is badly needed to finish the Hudson River Park, we urge you to make your feelings known to the Governor, the Mayor, and the Chairman of the LMDC.

Tell them that you want them to approve the $70 Million for Hudson River Park IMMEDIATELY.

A simple note, a sentence, a paragraph-any clear message that this needs to be done immediately. Just take a minute and send an e-mail or a fax to ensure that we, downtown, succeed in getting what we deserve for our community on the waterfront.

Jim Smith, Chai
Lawrence Goldberg, Chair
Community Board #2 Advisory to the HRPT

To Contact Your Representatives:
Write or fax Mr. Whitehead:
Mr. John Whitehead, Chair
Lower Manhattan Development Corp
1 Liberty Plaza, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10006
Phone: (212) 587-9711
Fax: (212) 962-2431
Governor George Pataki
Executive Chamber
State Capitol
Albany, NY 12224
Phone: (518) 474-7516
Fax: (518) 474-1513
e-mail: John.cahill@chamber.state.ny.us
Mayor Michael Bloomberg
City Hall
New York, NY 10007
Tel: (212) 788-9600
Fax: (212) 788-2460
e-mail: mbloomberg@cityhall.nyc.gov
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