A grassroots group called UWS Save Our Stores is holding its first Town Hall Meeting on Thursday and local politicians will explain their plans to stem the tide of closures in the neighborhood. The meeting, headlined, “Vacant Storefronts and Visions for Neighborhood Revitalization,” will take place from, 6;30-8:30pm, at The New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street (Side entrance, on 64th Street; wheelchair accessible.).
The group sent the following description:
“This Town Hall is a chance to share with the public the complexities, challenges, and possible solutions that UWS SOS members have unearthed over last year regarding the blight of empty storefronts and how we might revitalize our neighborhoods–particularly those on the Upper West Side, which was identified as a “hot corridor” by a Department of City Planning report.
We are expecting a powerhouse of elected officials, each of whom have addressed the issue with either proposals, legislation and/or current bills, including Controller Scott Stringer, MBP Gale Brewer, NYS Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal, NYS Senator Robert Jackson and City Council Member Helen Rosenthal.”