Gramercy Park Block Association - Neighborhood News #464
Our friends at Historic Districts Council need our help!

Since Gramercy Park is in the Gramercy Park Historic District,  a major focus of the GPBA's mission is historic preservation.  Since many of our members are preservationists, we are a devoted Neighborhood Partner of the Historic Districts Council, "the advocate for New York City's historic neighborhoods."  

Please see the message below from the Historic Districts Council.  

E-Bulletin of the Historic Districts Council:
Tell Senator Schumer It's Our City Too!

November 2013, Volume 10, Number 2 

  

Preservation is a key factor in New York's economy, quality of life, and identity. It provides thousands of local jobs, attracts millions of tourists, and maintains livable neighborhoods in all five boroughs.  


So imagine our dismay to find Senator Chuck Schumer, who has been helpful on many preservation issues, completely misrepresenting our position on Midtown East in a 
 New York Post Op-ed this week. As we've said over and over, none of us are against great new architecture, but we don't want to sacrifice the historic buildings that give this area its unique character.   

 

Senator Schumer referred to us as "... those people (who) would see the city die a slow death rather than grow."

 

This is our city too!

 

We have worked with the Senator long enough to believe he was misinformed on our position and on our contributions. We look forward to continuing to work with him for the future of our great city.

   

Please sign this petition to let the Senator know that you are one of "those people" fighting for the best interests of New York.

  

 "Dear Senator Schumer:
 
I'm proud to be a preservationist and one of "those people" fighting for the future of New York. Don't accept misguided attacks aimed at preservation. We hope that you'll continue to work with us. It's our city too."