Friday, April 19, 2013

Sierra Club Against the NID

The Executive Committee of the Sierra Club New York City Group adopted this motion in mid-April:

“The Sierra Club’s longstanding policy concerning the lower Hudson River and its waterfront is to protect the aquatic habitat, which is of extraordinary national importance; to facilitate public access with a simple green waterfront park based on open space, grass, and trees; and to oppose development and inappropriate commercial uses that would undermine these goals. To that end, we oppose the proposed ‘Hudson River Park Neighborhood Improvement District’ because it is likely to be used to help finance environmentally damaging work in and over the critical habitat in the near-shore waters of the lower Hudson River, among other things.”

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Downtown Independent Democrats Against the NID

On April 9th, the Downtown Independent Democrats issued a statement echoing many of our concerns and urging the affected Community Boards, the City Planning Commission, Borough President, and City Council to reject the plan.

Read the full statement.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Want to Learn More?

If you got one of our flyers at the Tribeca Farmer's Market and want to learn more about the NID and why we oppose it, you've come to the right place.
If you're not sure what the proposed Hudson River Park Neighborhood Improvement District is, the best place to start is with the "About the NID" tab, our FAQ and even the official NID Steering Committee site.

If you're ready to help fight the NID, see the "How to Help" tab for some easy ways. Make sure you take time to sign our online petiton, even if you sent in a ballot to Friends of Hudson River Park already.  

If you're REALLY ready to help, email us at and we'll go from there. Our current focus is compiling materials to show the Department of Small Business Services that there is substantial community opposition to the NID and collecting signatures on our petition, both online and physically, is a big part of that.

We have lots of materials on our "FAQ and Resources" tab to help you spread the word. Feel free to download and distribute them.


Friday, April 5, 2013

Come Sign Our Petiton!

We'll be at the Tribeca Farmer's Market tomorrow, Saturday 4/5, from 9 AM - 1 PM, handing out flyers and asking people to sign our petition against the NID. Please stop by to say hello and sign our petition if you haven't already done so online.