MHCC Coronavirus Update

Eviction Moratorium: During the current National Emergency, the Chief Administrative Judge of New York State issued a memo on Sunday, March 15, effective 5pm on Monday March 16, which states:  “All eviction proceedings and pending eviction orders shall be suspended statewide until further notice.”   The Right to Counsel NYC Coalition provides further details here. Continue reading MHCC Coronavirus Update

MHCC Coronavirus Update

MHCC Calls for Halt on Non-Essential Construction in NYC — Gov. Cuomo enacts that rule within several hours. Resolution: March 26, 2020 The Morningside Heights Community Coalition calls for a halt to all non-essential construction in New York City for the duration of the Coronavirus crisis.  Most of the small businesses in Morningside Heights are closed and suffering through this crisis. The businesses that remain open … Continue reading MHCC Coronavirus Update

MHCC Video on Affordable Housing and Rezoning: “Morningside Home”

Our work to raise awareness on the acute need for affordable housing and the rezoning of Morningside Heights continues.  The effort received a major boost last December, when City Council Speaker Corey Johnson pledged his support for rezoning.  However, we must continue to advocate strongly for this critical initiative and make sure it actually occurs.   It will be a long process.  We are fully committed … Continue reading MHCC Video on Affordable Housing and Rezoning: “Morningside Home”

Jewish Theological Seminary to Contribute to the Morningside Heights Community Fund (MHCF)

January 17, 2020 After three years of discussions, the Morningside Heights Community Coalition (MHCC) has obtained a commitment from our neighborhood institution, Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS), to contribute to the  Morningside Heights Community Fund (MHCF).  The MHCF fund was established by MHCC to help locally based groups. JTS will contribute $250,000 to the MHCF fund over five years, and is designating another $1 Million in … Continue reading Jewish Theological Seminary to Contribute to the Morningside Heights Community Fund (MHCF)

Report: Morningside Heights Empty Storefronts and Community Needs

An Executive Summary and Conclusion follow. Small businesses in New York City are shutting down at an alarming rate. Across the five boroughs, the citywide retail vacancy rate increased by 45% from 4.0% in 2007 to 5.8% in 2017. [1]. Rates of vacancies are higher in the outer boroughs than in Manhattan; however, the growth in vacancy rates in Manhattan remains troubling and outpaces that … Continue reading Report: Morningside Heights Empty Storefronts and Community Needs