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Change zoning laws to limit the height of buildings around New York City’s parks and residential neighborhoods.

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Dear fellow New Yorkers and concerned friends:  

Are you dismayed by the sudden growth of “supertowers” that cast long shadows over Central Park?  More are on the way!  Please support the newly-formed movement - 'Save the Sunlight of New York' [SSNY] by signing our petition.   

Save the Sunlight of New York is a group of citizens of all ages and income brackets who are concerned about the threat to the natural light available to New York City residents and visitors due to “supertower” overdevelopment, particularly this year’s spate of 1,000-foot towers that overshadow Central Park and proposed massive development projects in midtown Manhattan and residential parts of Greenwich Village.

We are petitioning New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to reappraise zoning laws to limit the height of buildings around New York City’s parks and residential neighborhoods.

The great writer G. K. Chesterton celebrated the beautiful skies and uncluttered light of the city: 100 years later, these precious attributes are in jeopardy. The obstructed sun, absence of air and sky, increased crowds at subway stops and spoiled views all demand a prompt reappraisal of mega-development by the authorities.

Please sign today and help us SSNY!

To read the Municipal Art Society's study, "Accidental Skyline," which addresses the issues surrounding tall buildings and their influence on the open spaces in New York, click here.



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