Preserve Park Slope (www.preserveparkslope.org), a community organization founded to safeguard the many distinctive characteristics of Brownstone Brooklyn, has been honored with the prestigious Evelyn and Everett Ortner Preservation Award from the Park Slope Civic Council in recognition for its work over the past two and a half years to minimize the impact of New York Methodist Hospital’s expansion in the neighborhood. The award was presented last evening by Gilly Youner and Judith Lief, co-presidents of the Park Slope Civic Council. Read more
The following letter was sent today from the Board of Directors of Preserve Park Slope to the Transportation / Public Safety Committee of Brooklyn Community Board 6. Read more
March 26th at 7 p.m. in the Social Hall in Congregation Beth Elohim
Please join Preserve Park Slope for an open meeting to discuss the upcoming New York Methodist construction project.
When: March 26th at 7 p.m.
Where: Congregation Beth Elohim (8th Avenue & Garfield Place) — 2nd floor Social Hall
What: We will discuss
- what is the agreement with Methodist?
- how is demolition and construction going to affect me and my neighbors?
- what do we know about the timetable?
- what can we do together to monitor and mitigate what’s going to happen?
- what are Preserve Park Slope’s plans?
- how can I get involved and help?
Please forward this to friends and neighbors — all are welcome to attend.
New York Methodist Hospital (NYM) and Preserve Park Slope (PPS) today announced the settlement of the litigation commenced by PPS, challenging the approval of the Hospital’s Center for Community Health (CCH) by New York City’s Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA). NYM, PPS, and the City’s Corporation Counsel entered into a settlement agreement which has been approved and ordered by Justice Alexander Hunter of the New York State Supreme Court. As a result of this settlement, the CCH, an outpatient care center, will be built on Hospital-owned property between Fifth Street, Eighth Avenue and Sixth Street, directly across from the Hospital’s existing inpatient buildings in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
Preserve Park Slope Announces Zoning Agency Hearing on Previously-Granted Methodist Hospital Variances and Support from Park Slope Civic Council for Reopening the Variance Process
NEW YORK: Preserve Park Slope (PPS), a neighborhood organization with nearly 1,000 supporters, announced today that the New York City Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA) has scheduled a public hearing on December 16, 2014, on PPS’s request that the BSA reconsider its prior decision to grant variances from the zoning laws to allow NY Methodist Hospital (NYM) to build a massive high rise in Park Slope, Brooklyn. This highly unusual public hearing was scheduled based on new evidence that NYM’s plans are not yet set (contrary to representations made during a lengthy BSA process earlier this year) and that a smaller building could meet NYM’s needs for more space. The Park Slope Civic Council, an organization that has advocated for enhancing the quality of life in Park Slope for decades, is supporting PPS’s application to reopen the variance process.