Thursday, May 6, 2010

Two birds, one stone ... May 12th is THE DAY!

Preservation Double-Header: Wednesday, May 12th
West-Park votes and Preservation Lobby Day 2010

After 20 years of waiting, the City Council will take the decisive vote on the landmark designation of West-Park Presbyterian Church.  All three required votes--by the Subcommittee, Committee and Full Council--must take place next Wednesday, May 12th. Committee and Full Council--must take place next Wednesday, May 12th. 

The clock has run out and there can be no more delay!

Just before these important votes take place, join us
on the steps of City Hall as LANDMARK WEST! and scores of preservation advocates from throughout the five boroughs gather with our elected officials for Preservation Lobby Day 2010.  Help us to rally for sustained funding for the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) and to show how important preserving our historic buildings is to New Yorkers! 


City Council votes on landmark designation of West-Park and Preservation Lobby Day 2010

Next Wednesday, May 12th

9:45AM arrival at City Hall
                   10AM rally on the front steps of City Hall
10:15AM vote by Subcommittee on Landmarks
                   10:30AM vote by Land Use Committee
                   1:30PM vote by full City Council

WHERE:  Council Chambers, City Hall

                   (Directions: #1 train to Chambers Street; #2/3 trains to Park Place; #4/5/6 trains to Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall; R/W trains to City Hall Station) Bring identification to get through City Hall Park security.

        Without full restoration of funding from the City, the Landmarks Preservation Commission will suffer further cutbacks to its already brutally insufficient resources ... and our City's history--resources like West-Park Presbyterian Church--will be lost.

Our city's historic buildings and neighborhoods are what draw people to come to New York and to stay here.  The City must make preservation a priority!  Past Lobby Days have resulted in greater Landmarks Preservation Commission funding and demonstrated the breadth of the preservation community.  We need you to join us to demonstrate that preservation is for the people and benefits all New Yorkers!

Click here
for a quick refresher on the April 20th Landmarks Subcommittee Public Hearing and more background on West-Park.

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