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Advocacy Alert: State Bill to Protect NYC Zoning

We need your help today to stop a veritable land grab. This afternoon, MAS delivered a memorandum of support to Governor Cuomo in response to proposed legislation that would prevent unfettered development on property owned by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA).

By our count, the MTA owns at least 656 sites encompassing more than 41 million square feet of land across all five boroughs. 221 of those parcels are zoned for residential use. Without this bill, the MTA would have no requirement to adhere to the New York City zoning resolution. Quite literally, the sky is the limit for development of these sites.

This legislation will block the MTA from embarking upon virtually unrestricted development in your neighborhood. The Governor has until Monday, November 28 at midnight to sign this bill into law.

Here’s What You Can Do:

Call Governor Cuomo: Urge him to sign Senate Bill 8037 and Assembly Bill 10421. Call him at 1-518-474-8390.

Spread the Word: Use social media, email, and good old conversation to tell your neighbors, friends, family, and colleagues that this is happening. It’s not too late to have our voices heard.

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