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Monday, March 25, 2013
Greenmarket Coming Back for Longer Period of Time
Well, it seems CWCapital needs some kind of extra lure for prospective sucker market-paying renters, so with several amenities gone due to the aftereffects of Hurricane Sandy, the company probably felt a necessity to bring the Greenmarket back earlier than ever (April 7th) and leaving later than ever (December 22nd).
The GrowNYC site gives the details:
Do note that the site says NOTHING about the Greenmarket being open only to "residents and their guests." Instead, the market is "the place to be on Sunday mornings." The official PCVST website also doesn't have any mention of the legal parameters for the Greenmarket. Thanks, Councilman Dan Garodnick!
From StuyTown Report post, April 21st, 2012:
As readers may know by now, the Green (Farmers) Market is returning to Stuyvesant Town in its previous location at the southern edge of the Oval grounds. According to this week's Town & Village newspaper, the market "will go from being an event that's been open to the public to one that's for residents and their guests only." Our councilman Dan Garodnick, who promised last year to work with management to place the Green Market in an area that would meet what was then considered proper zoning regulations, sent a letter to Amanda Burden, Director of the Department of City Planning, stating that "he considered the matter closed after working with CW Capital to find a way to bring the greenmarket back without its use being considered commercial activity." Garodnick has had talks with both the Dept. of City Planning and the Department of Buildings, and has come to the conclusion, according to T&V, that the zoning laws prevent "open commercial use" of residential property, but that "limited commercial activity in residential areas that are designed to serve as an 'accessory use' for residents and their guest only" are allowed.