Monday, November 26, 2007

Crucial Public Hearing on Shearith Israel Tower Proposal

Congregation Shearith Israel: Important Public Hearing at the NYC Board of Standards and Appeals

Don't miss tomorrow's absolutely crucial public hearing, Tuesday, November 27, starting at 1:30 PM at 40 Rector Street, 6th Floor (take the #1 subway down to Rector Street and walk west). Bring photo ID. Congregation Shearith Israel's application is estimated to come up by about 2:30 PM, so time yourself accordingly!

Remember, the BSA is the final word on whether Congregation Shearith Israel gets the 7 zoning variances it wants to build a 9-story, 105'-tall community house with 5 floors of luxury condominiums stacked on top. Even though Shearith Israel can accommodate all of its mission-related activities in an as-of-right building (without getting any special waivers or exemptions), it seeks to violate the low-rise, mid-block zoning that protects West 70th Street and many other blocks throughout the Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District. Why? Profit.

Tomorrow is your opportunity to make your opposition heard loud and clear (even if you don't plan to speak, your presence will speak volumes). See you there!

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