A Robin Hood Story In The Village
Greenwich Village is legendary in NYC for its ability to fight overdevelopment and maintain a "village" feel in the midst of one of the largest cities in the world. Pier 40, at Houston Street and the Hudson River, is the latest battlefront in this war to maintain some balance in the development of the village.
The New York Times has a story today on the Pier 40 battle and it describes the group that I've been involved in as a "merry band." That's an accurate cross reference to the Robin Hood story. The rich in our version is Related, a large, powerful, and politically connected developer. The poor are the everyday users of Pier 40 who may see the Pier that they know and love transformed into a mega entertainment complex.
I am proud to be fighting on Robin Hood's side in this battle.