Tribeca Citizen: Independence Plaza neighbors gearing up to fight tower

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Independence Plaza neighbors gearing up to fight tower

MARCH 26, 2024

A small group of Independence Plaza residents are organizing against the proposed tower for Independence Plaza, and they are looking for volunteers with time, expertise and funding. They held their first group community meeting last night, attracting a substantial crowd, nearly all of whom — there was a show of hands — are opposed to *any* construction on the site.

So far the core group includes Diane Lapson, the longtime IPN Tenant Association president; Richard Corman, the president of the Downtown Independent Democrats political club; Stuart Gold, a retired litigator who lives in Tribeca; and Stephanie Kelemen, a Greenwich Street resident and a commercial litigator. Councilman Christopher Marte organized the meeting on behalf of the community, the second on the proposed tower. Contact his office or learn more at the group’s website if you want to get involved.