On Friday, an investigation by The City revealed that the Mayor’s personal lawyers, to whom he is indebted over $300,000 for defending him in fundraising and ethics investigations, have been hired to lobby him against our preservation efforts. The report carefully outlined how the firm was hired after we submitted detailed research outlining why several endangered buildings on Varick and Hudson Streets should be considered for landmark designation, and how following their lobbying of specific city officials, that request was rejected.
The same controversial politically connected lobbyist who lobbied for the Tech Hub deal is now lobbying for an air rights transfer for a ‘Silicon Alley’ office tower on St. Mark’s Place.
Nos. 827-831 Broadway, which we saved from the wrecking ball.
But there’s no denying we face an uphill climb and a deck stacked against us every day. That’s why we need your support and participation, so we can take on the lobbyists, the pay-to-players, and the corrupt interests, and win.