For decades neighborhood kids and their families have enjoyed Vesuvio Playground and its children’s swimming pool. Back when it was called Thompson Square Playground, many of us took our kids there – to swing, run around, splash and play in the sun. We’d like to preserve this treasured resource for today’s families and future generations. The GLWD-QT Development 180 Sixth Avenue towers will cast long shadows on the playground and pool — even on June 21st, the longest, sunniest day of the year. Their own shadow studies show it clearly. Save the sunshine at Vesuvio — stop the 180 Sixth Avenue development by supporting our legal fund.
South Village neighbors David Chester and Harry Pincus testified on Tuesday, February 11th at the City Council public hearing on Hudson Square rezoning plan. Chester underscored the need for affordable housing in our neighborhood, while Pincus noted that European cities have figured out how to preserve their civic treasures, why not get it right in New York’s South Village?
You can watch the full hearing here (all 3 hours and 15 minutes of it, so not for the faint of heart). Or use the slider bar to move forward to hour 2:12 to hear David and his panel, and to hour 2:35 to hear Harry’s testimony. Also check out Sarah Malloy-Good’s testimony (at hour 2:29) on behalf of Assemby Member Deborah J. Glick, strongly advocating for public spaces and real city planning during the rezoning process.