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Testimony on South Village Historic District
Testimony Before the Landmarks Preservation Commission June 25, 2013 Thank you for the opportunity to testify today regarding the proposed South Village Historic District. The South Village is full of a rich cultural and architectural history that must be preserved. I hope this hearing is a sign of a significant commitment to help ensure that the character of the South Village, and the history of the late-19th and early-20th century immigrants who populated it, is preserved through an expeditious vote to designate the entirety of the identified South Village as an official Historic District. The South Village has had significant architectural and cultural relevance beginning in the early 19th Century, through today. At the start of the 19th Century, this neighborhood became a highly sought after residential community as the boundaries of Manhattan development quickly expanded north. By the mid-19th Century, recent immigrants moved into the area- causing a shift from single family row houses towards multi-dwelling apartments and tenements. Notable institutions, such as Our Lady of Pompeii began as a response to the changing demographics of this neighborhood. By the start of the 20th Century, the South Village also became popular for its cultural and social offerings. Artists and musicians moved into the area bringing with them jazz clubs and speakeasies. In the mid-20th Century, coffeehouses and folk clubs entered the scene, responding to the new wave of beatniks and artists that moved to the neighborhood. While some of the architecture of these buildings have been slightly altered over the years, these changes in aesthetics and design reflect the dynamic past of this neighborhood. The buildings in this district are an integral part of the history of this neighborhood, including the immigrant experience in the South Village. The pressures of development are everywhere. Unlike other countries that revere historic buildings, we seem eager to destroy them to turn a short-term profit. I hope that this hearing signals a commitment of The Commission to vote on landmarking this district. I request that you vote quickly to designate the South Village Historic District, so that we can preserve the existing aesthetic and character of the neighborhood that has been built up over so many years. Thank you.
SUNY Procument Improvements
The bid-rigging charges against now-former SUNY Poly head Alain Kaloyeros have led to calls for reforms to the procurement process. Some lawmakers and Tom DiNapoli himself want the power to review contracts restored to the state Comptroller’s office. SUNY says this will only bog down development and won’t solve the problem of shady deals. Assemblywoman Deborah Glick, chair of the committee on Higher Education, discusses what else could be done to fix the system. Watch video here … http://bit.do/SunyProcurement
Statement on Orlando Tragedy
My heart goes out to the friends and families of those lost and injured in the horrific attack on the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida ...
Testimony to NY Rent Guidelines Board
Thank you for the opportunity to testify before you today regarding the potential changes in renewal leases for rent-stabilized tenants ...
Here are the Issues that matter to Deborah - click for more information.
Neighborhood Preservation Issues
New York City truly is a city of neighborhoods, each with its own unique characteristics. I am fortunate to represent an Assembly ...
Our Parkland and Waterfront
In a City that may sometimes feel like a concrete jungle, parks serve a number of vital functions. They serve as our backyards, contributing ...
Improving the Lives of Women
My political activism was sparked through fighting for reproductive rights. When I was in college, a woman was not ...
Current LGBT Rights and Issues
As the first openly LGBT representative in New York State, I have long fought for equality for the LGBT community. Although, after a long ...
Animal Rights and Standards
Horse carriages are often used as an iconic symbol of New York. We associate them with romantic movies and of times when our ...
Affordable Housing Issues
As housing prices soar, it is more essential than ever that legislators work to maintain our affordable housing stock so that New York can ...
In the past nine years, New York State has repeatedly been the victim of massive flooding caused by momentous storms. In 2005 one storm ...
Striving for Quality Education
Providing a high-quality public education for every student in my district has been one of my guiding principles during my time in office ...
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Stonewall National Monument Dedication June 27 2016
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