News Coverage of the 188 Sixth Avenue Building Evacuation on Thursday Afternoon
ABC News was one of the first on the scene yesterday, when residents of 188 Sixth Avenue were evacuated after construction work next door on the Quinlan-Tavros luxury condominium development caused their building to shift. Within the hour reporters from all the network news channels and multiple radio and print venues were on the scene.
Residents Have Long Testified About the Problems with the 180 Sixth Avenue Development: 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. 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.