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January 26th, 2008

RALLY FOR THE PARK @ PIER 40: SUNDAY, 1/27/8 @ NOON.

by You the Reader

As always, thanks to Andrew Berman of the GVSHP for keeping us informed.

Courtyard Fields @ Pier 40 at West Houston Street
Hudson River Park

Scheduled to Appear:
Assembly Member Deborah J. Glick
State Senator Martin Connor and Brad Hoylman, Chair Manhattan Community Board 2, plus
Neighborhood Celebrities including famed chef Mario Batali

Featuring:
Raffle Prizes, Community Bands and Hot Chocolate

Pier 40‘s future — and the future of our community’s park and playing fields — is coming to a vote. Now is the time to act. The Hudson River Park Trust will decide the fate of the Pier next week – a decision the people of New York City will live with for years to come.

Hundreds are expected to rally to send a strong community signal to the Trust that a low-impact development, with park-friendly activities, will secure a better neighborhood for all New Yorkers than the construction of a mega-entertainment complex.

Rally For The Park is being organized by The Pier 40 Partnership, a nonprofit community group of concerned parents. This celebration of the unique 15-acre and irreplaceable open space comes four days before the Hudson River Park Trust is set to vote on two high density proposals that would transform the playing fields into a congested entertainment attraction serving no local need. The Partnership recommends a low-impact development and parking revenues to address the financial concerns of the Trust, while maintaining the Pier as a park for local community groups.

Abundant Commercial Parking Available at the Pier.

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