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DATE

Governor David Paterson
Executive Chamber
The Capitol
Albany, NY  12224

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Re: Re-Use of State Office Building at 75 Morton Street, Manhattan,
       for a Public School

Dear Governor Paterson,

I write to urge you to facilitate the preservation of 75 Morton Street in Manhattan for re-use as a local public school.

75 Morton Street, which is currently owned by the State, is being sold by the Empire State Development Corporation.  Under current conditions, it could be sold to the highest bidder and demolished or used for whatever the new owner sees fit.

However, there is also an effort underway to have the building acquired for re-use as a local public school; public schools in Greenwich Village are quite overcrowded, and thus it is generally acknowledged that more public school space is needed.

Rather than have a solid, early 20th century building which has served a public purpose for many years destroyed and/or put to a purely private, commercial purpose, it would be vastly preferable to see the building re-used and continue to serve a public purpose, especially a much-needed one like a local public school.  I hope that the State will work with the City to make this a reality.

Sincerely,

 

NAME
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ADDRESS

 



DATE

Mayor Michael Bloomberg
City Hall
New York, NY  10007
FAX: 212/788-8123
To e-mail, go to www.nyc.gov/html/mail/html/mayor.html

Re: Re-Use of State Office Building at 75 Morton Street, Manhattan,
       for a Public School

Dear Mayor Bloomberg,

I write to urge you to facilitate the acquisition and preservation of 75 Morton Street in Manhattan for re-use as a local public school.

75 Morton Street, which is currently owned by the State, is being sold by the Empire State Development Corporation.  Under current conditions, it could be sold to the highest bidder and demolished or used for whatever the new owner sees fit.

However, there is also an effort underway to have the building acquired for re-use as a local public school; public schools in Greenwich Village are quite overcrowded, and thus it is generally acknowledged that more public school space is needed.

Rather than have a solid, early 20th century building which has served a public purpose for many years destroyed and/or put to a purely private, commercial purpose, it would be vastly preferable to see the building re-used and continue to serve a public purpose, especially a much-needed one like a local public school.  I hope that the City will work with the State to make this a reality.

Sincerely,

 

NAME
                           <<< very important – be sure to include this information
ADDRESS