Video: MHCC Virtual Town Hall Meeting (held on 9/21/2020)

Thank you to everyone who participated in our recent Virtual Town Hall Meeting. We had a wide-ranging discussion, which you can review on this video. Though we didn’t have time to address all the issues and questions raised, we will hold additional online meetings and can be reached here, if you would like to share thoughts anytime. Thank you to our special guests, Council Member … Continue reading Video: MHCC Virtual Town Hall Meeting (held on 9/21/2020)

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

Primary Sites in Morningside Heights Vulnerable to Overdevelopment

Purpose The purpose of this report is to draw urgent attention to the potential for overdevelopment of many “at risk” sites that threatens to change forever the face of Morningside Heights. From new apartments at the Enclave on the grounds of St. John the Divine on West 113th Street to the four former St. Luke’s Hospital buildings across the street, to high-rise luxury towers going … Continue reading Primary Sites in Morningside Heights Vulnerable to Overdevelopment