An Executive Summary follows. For additional details, please click on Continue Reading (below) and then click here. 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 … 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
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
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