Save Gansevoort has filed a lawsuit against the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) to overturn its decision to allow a massive, out-of–character development in the Gansevoort Market Historic District.
Gansevoort Market, the West Village, Greenwich Village and other historic districts throughout NYC are under attack by developers. We hope this lawsuit will send a message to the Landmarks Preservation Commission that they must consistently and forcefully protect the historic districts and landmarks they are charged with preserving.
The LPC approved the massive development on Gansevoort in spite of overwhelming opposition by public officials, area residents and preservation groups. Many of you were shocked and appalled by LPC’s decision and we will work together to continue this fight.
Save Gansevoort LLC is being represented by Michael S. Hiller of Hiller PC, a law firm that has successfully fought to overturn similarly misguided LPC decisions, most recently the Clocktower case at 346 Broadway in Tribeca.
Lawsuits are expensive and we need your continued support to fight this. So far, Save Gansevoort has been funded by over 100 individuals. We need everyone who has supported us to give again, and we need help from the hundreds of other people in our community who have voiced opposition to this project and who care about the future of our city. Let’s join together to fight this decision and show City Hall that developers and lobbyists like Jim Cappalino who represents Aurora Capital – just as he also represented developers involved in the Rivington Street nursing home scandal – cannot continue to ruin the character of our city.
Please click here and give generously to this fight! Every donation counts, no matter how large or how small. All donations are fully tax deductible.
We would also like to provide everyone a chance to meet our lawyer Michael Hiller, and on November 1st we will be holding a town meeting where he can discuss the lawsuit and answer questions:
Tuesday, November 1 at 7 pm.
22 Little West 12th Street, 2nd floor.
More information about the lawsuit, including our petition to the New York State Supreme Court, can be found here.
Thank you for helping to preserve the character of our beloved city.