Members' Voices

These are the ideas, opinions, and/or proposals written by City Club members. We encourage open, thoughtful and respectful dialogue on this page. Let us know your thoughts on a particular subject.





News on the Elimination of the Arcade at Fulton Street


The Architect’s Newspaper has continued its excellent coverage of the public realm along Water Street in Lower Manhattan and the application to City Planning to eliminate the arcade at the Fulton Street end of 200 Water Street (formerly 127 John Street).   https://archpaper.com/2017/10/200-water-street-public-space-rockrose/         John: Thank you… Read more »





DE BLASIO’S HUGE MIDTOWN GIVEAWAY


Daily News: Opinion, by Jeffrey Kroessler and John West, July 24, 2017 A century ago, New York City enacted the first zoning resolution to control the size and density of development. Today, the de Blasio administration is poised to toss aside our zoning rules to foster construction of massive new… Read more »





ZONING FOR SALE: MIDTOWN EAST PLAN IS RECIPE FOR TROUBLE


The city would open a can of worms by allowing developers pay to build bigger—which is illegal anyway By Michael Gruen and Alexander Garvin CRAINS, JULY 18, 2017 Read more…





My Rules for Thee, But Not for Me: The City Destroys a City-Owned Landmark


By Jeffrey A. Kroessler  04/16/2015  Read Commentary in CityLand