1) We are angered when developers seize our commonly shared light, air, gardens, and iconic views for private consumption.
2) We are aggrieved when we see developers plunder our historic neighborhoods and bury them in a sea of glass, all for luxury housing that destroys more affordable apartments than they create.
3) We are dismayed that small businesses are being hounded out of their premises by an army of banks and chain stores.
4) Many parts of our city are already too dense such that the public infrastructure in those places cannot support more people without a decline in the quality of life, destruction of historic fabric, and deterioration of the urban experience that makes New York so great.
5) Economic growth and affordable housing are indisputably compatible with both a human-scaled city and the preservation of our historic neighborhoods and architecture.
We conclude that reform must take place or the unique character of New York City will be lost forever.
More at the above link, including a link to sign a petition.
I wonder if our councilman Dan Garodnick will sign this petition?
There's also a long list of sponsor organizations. Perhaps the TA can be induced to join this effort???
(If your organization would like to be a co-sponsor, please email firstname.lastname@example.org)
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