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Why You Should Want to Save SoHo/NoHo

The City Council will vote on the SoHo/NoHo upzoning this month. We’ve been saying “NO” all along. Now the Council needs to hear it from you.

A beautiful example of cast-iron architecture in SoHo and a Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award winner. 28-30 Greene Street courtesy of Bialosky + Partners Architects

The de Blasio plan hurts New York It will encourage demolition and destruction in a unique area of cast-iron buildings that draws visitors from around the world. Why does the Mayor want to damage this longtime economic engine?

It’s not for affordable housing. Most affordable units will be built outside the historic districts or even in other parts of the City. And the plan has plenty of loopholes so developers can get out of creating any affordable apartments. But it still targets more than 80 landmarked buildings from the 19th and early 20th centuries as development sites.

Your neighborhood could be next. If the City succeeds here, every other historic district in the City will be fair game for developers and out-of-scale buildings.

Email these Council members and tell them to vote “NO” on upzoning SoHo and NoHo.

Speaker Corey Johnson
SpeakerJohnson@council.nyc.gov

Council Member Margaret Chin (District 1, includes SoHo and NoHo)
chin@council.nyc.gov

Council Member Carlina Rivera (District 2, includes parts of NoHo)
District2@council.nyc.gov

Council Member Rafael Salamanca Jr. (Chair, Land Use Committee)
salamanca@council.nyc.gov

Council Member Francisco Moya (Chair, Subcommittee on Zoning & Franchises)
FMoya@council.nyc.gov

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