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”
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)
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. . 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
We’ve made some great progress in 2019, including a commitment from the NYC Council Speaker to advance the rezoning of Morningside Heights. Let’s raise a glass to acknowledge our impacts, talk about the way ahead, and get to know each other better. Trivia quiz and raffle. Cash bar. We’ll provide the appetizers. Please join us! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/morningside-nights-tickets-80928333825 Continue reading Join us for a Holiday Happy Hour! December 11th, 6 – 9pm at e’s bar on Broadway & 112th.
SPEAKER COREY JOHNSON “100% SUPPORTS” REZONING OF MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS – COMMITS CITY COUNCIL LAND USE STAFF AND RESOURCES “I LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH ALL OF YOU, WITH THIS AMAZING COMMUNITY, WITH COUNCIL MEMBER MARK LEVINE, TO GET THIS DONE.” At the September 19 MHCC Town Hall Meeting at Corpus Christi Church, nearly 150 Morningside Heights community members were jubilant over City Council Speaker Johnson’s … Continue reading SPECIAL BULLETIN September 25, 2019