Save the Hudson River – Stop the Lies!

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Date(s) - 04/08/2013
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Location
Hartley House
413 W. 46th St.
New York

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Forum on Hudson River/Sandy rebuilding…
Save the Hudson River
Monday April 8 at 6:30 pm
Hartley House, 413 W. 46th St. between 9th & 10th Aves.
Westway heroine Marcy Benstock, Friends of the Earth’s Bunny Gabel and others will counter misinformation about a proposed “Neighborhood Improvement District“ (NID) and other financing schemes for storm damage prone, environmentally destructive building in the river. The NID is a bastardization of the BID  (Business Improvement District) model, retooled to make a vast stretch of the river and blocks of the west village into a “company town” for financiers.

Presentations on how to protect the river with wiser public spending

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Please join NYC Sierra Club on Monday April 8 at 6:30pm, for a briefing on proposed new policies that could damage marine habitats and wildlife in the Hudson River Estuary at the Hartley House, 413 W. 46th St., New York.

Attempts to amend the Hudson River Park Act of 1998 (HRP Act), in the State Legislature will be discussed by Marcy Benstock and other members of Sierra Club’s Hudson River Estuary Committee. These proposed HRP Act changes, as well as several Sandy-related recommendations to Governor Cuomo, could harm marine habitats in the lower Hudson and other waters. The briefing will discuss common misconceptions about supposed funding shortfalls of the bikeway and greenway along the Hudson and the downsides of building out into the water.

Marcy Benstock authored “Fighting New Threats to Hudson River and Other Near-Shore Habitats” in the Fall 2012 City Sierran (Hudson River, p. 9) and won an award from the Club in 1986 for her leadership in the successful fight against the Westway highway and river development project. The Sierra Club was the lead plaintiff in an iconic federal lawsuit against the Westway boondoggle, and helped lobby Congress to de-fund Westway’s environmentally damaging development site planned for the Hudson River.

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