MHCC Fall 2019 Update

Health and Safety Committee After documenting serious health, safety, and environmental concerns with over 2000 photos and videos, the MHCC Health and Safety Committee has successfully confronted owners, developers and contractors, seeking that they change their practices.  With an active Facebook page and Twitter account, the Committee continues to research, document, and communicate our concerns to the community.  Now in our third year, we have developed the MHCC … Continue reading MHCC Fall 2019 Update

MHCC Continues Pushing For Contextual Rezoning

At a meeting with the City Planning Department the MHCC reiterated its proposed plan for rezoning certain areas of Morningside Heights by limiting building heights, eliminating the “as of right” use of “air rights’ and combining conjoined lots to build excessively high structures. MHCC’s Preliminary Rezoning Plan – an overview of the entire neighborhood showing the proposed zoning designation for each block – was originally … Continue reading MHCC Continues Pushing For Contextual Rezoning

MHCC Helps Long-Time Residents of Morningside Heights Remain in their Home

July 25, 2019 by MHCC Executive Committee: One of the Morningside Heights Community Coalition’s primary objectives is to promote permanent affordable housing in our neighborhood as a matter of policy.  We recognize that economic diversity is one of the strengths of our community and that long-term residents are a critical aspect of our local culture.  Recently, we made an impact on this front by supporting … Continue reading MHCC Helps Long-Time Residents of Morningside Heights Remain in their Home

The Forward: JTS Made $100M Selling Its Air Rights. Will It Give Some Money To Its Neighbors?

Ari Feldman July 18, 2018 In 2015, Union Theological Seminary, a venerable Protestant institution in Manhattan, announced it would be opening up its campus to luxury condominium development to help pay for $125 million worth of repairs and upgrades. In late 2017, after prodding from a local community group, the school pledged $5 million to help keep local residents from being priced out of their neighborhood. … Continue reading The Forward: JTS Made $100M Selling Its Air Rights. Will It Give Some Money To Its Neighbors?