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Our work over the years controlling inappropriate development pressures has helped contribute to the phenomenal rise in our neighborhood’s property values. Our achievements in historic preservation have turned SoHo into one of the most renowned landmarked districts in the city. Our success at curtailing nightclubs and late-night bars have ensured a quiet neighborhood in the evening once the shoppers and tourists depart. We monitor and curtail aggressive retailers who put their profits ahead of our quality of like. We serve on the community board, giving you a voice in city government.
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Sean Sweeney, Director
It was suddenly organized when word leaked out that Nike is opening a massive 6-story retail complex this weekend at 529 Broadway (n.w. corner of Spring) contrary to the zoning law – and Mayor de Blasio’s Buildings Department is permitting it, despite opposition from our elected officials, SoHo activists and the community board.
When: Thursday, November 10 at 2pm
Where: NYC Department of Buildings, 280 Broadway at Chambers Street
Who: State Senator Daniel Squadron
Assemblymember Deborah Glick
Borough President Gale Brewer
Councilmember Margaret Chin
Community Board 2 Chair Tobi Bergman
PLEASE TRY TO ATTEND
Sean Sweeney, Director
RALLY AGAINST NIKE STORE OPENING IN SOHO
SoHo residents and community leaders will rally against the broken policies and decisions of the Department of Buildings that led to the granting of a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy to a giant, multi-floor Nike retail space in the middle of one of the most congested shopping districts in the city.
The Nike store is scheduled to open this week inside a new six-story retail complex at the site of a completely demolished building. Despite leaving intact only a small portion of the original party wall, DOB treated the Nike site as an “alteration” of an existing property rather than a new building – a decision that allowed a big-box store to open along a shopping corridor already saturated with retail space.
DOB’s decision – made over the opposition of our local elected official, SoHo activist and the local community board – puts the interests of a global corporation over the safety of pedestrians forced to navigate congested sidewalks and those looking to protect the historic character and zoning laws of one of the City’s most iconic neighborhoods.