Village Preservation and fellow preservation groups will be holding a forum with candidates for the 1st City Council District, currently occupied by term-limited City Councilmember Margaret Chin (district map here: https://council.nyc.gov/district-1/). This diverse district includes most of Manhattan south of Houston Street as well as parts of NoHo and the Washington Square area.
This will be a unique opportunity to hear from candidates about preservation, development, and planning issues in our neighborhood, and how they will deal with them as City Councilmember. Candidates so far confirmed are Sean Hayes, Gigi Li, Susan Lee, Jenny Low, Maude Maron, Christopher Marte, and Tiffany Winbush (pictured from top right to bottom left).
There will be an opportunity for questions from the public moderated by the hosts, and the forum will be recorded and shared after. The City Council plays an enormously important role in land use, development, and preservation issues, particularly on the local level. They are local neighborhoods’ advocates and representatives to the city government.
Educate yourself and ensure your voice is heard!
Co-hosted by the Bowery Alliance of Neighbors, East Village Community Coalition, Friends of the Lower East Side, Historic Districts Council, Lower East Side Preservation Initiative, and Village Preservation