Date(s) - 04/08/2013
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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413 W. 46th St.
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
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.