Park Destruction Stalls for a Possible 60 days
On Wednesday, July 28, news broke that Comproller Scott Stringer did not sign the IPC Partners contract at hand, but instead sent it back to the Department of Design and Construction (DDC) to address concerns. This came after Christopher Marte, winner of the Democratic primary race for District 1’s City Council seat, gave an impassioned speech with others at the rally outside Stringer’s office at 1 Centre Street, urging him to “throw away his pen.”
Thank you, Chris Marte, for your unwavering support of the Lower East Side community and your leadership in saving East River Park! And thank you, Scott Stringer, for having the wisdom and restraint to take a good, hard look at the issues and facts and call for a pause before plowing ahead with an untenable contract for a devasting plan!