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By mounting a vigorous legal offensive, we hope to impede the 108th Street plan to such a degree that the developer, West Side Federation for Senior and Supportive Housing (WSFSSH), and the city Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), will abandon the plan altogether, or make acceptable changes to preserve our parking and address other pressing community concerns.
SMV has raised seed money and retained the services of Michael S. Hiller, Esq., of Hiller, P.C. , the leading attorney in New York for opposing out-of- control and unnecessary development. Hiller represents community opposition groups, never developers.
Hiller has recently won several prominent battles against major New York institutions and development companies:
preserving Central Park from encroachment by the Metropolitan Museum of Art; stopping the New York Public Library from converting its main building on 42 nd Street to an “event venue;” preventing, for the first time, a private developer from converting a designated interior landmark structure to private use; and saving the church at 96 th Street and Central Park West from conversion to luxury condominiums
To sustain the legal effort, we estimate that we will need to raise $50,000.
Contributions are to be made directly to an attorney trust account established by Hiller, PC for our legal
campaign. Checks should be made payable to “Hiller, PC” with the notation “Save Manhattan Valley” on the memo line. The address to which to send the checks is:
600 Madison Avenue, 22 floor
New York, New York 10022-1615
Contributions may also be made using a credit or debit card, via the form on our web site.
Download, print and complete with your credit card number and mail to Hiller PC at the address above.
Or you can telephone Hiller’s office and speak to Gina Mungioli, Business Manager. She can take your credit card
information over the phone.
Call: (212) 319-4000 x310
Fax: (212) 753-4530
We will send updates on progress to our mailing list. Our strength is in our numbers, so please send your check for any amount you are able so that we can show HPD and WSFSSH that the Manhattan Valley community will fight to preserve its valuable resources and protect its economic, social and environmental vitality.
Save Manhattan Valley
PO Box 552
New York, New York 10025-9998