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January 26th, 2008


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

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.

Filed Under: Community | Events | New York | Take Action





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