Preservation Groups Sponsor Upcoming City Council Debates

Two historic preservation organizations are sponsoring a series of forums featuring the candidates running for the New York City Council. The Democratic Primary takes place September 15th. The Historic Districts Council's League of Preservation Voters and the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation are organizing the debates in Downtown Manhattan. According to a press release the forums are being held so voters can ask:

…questions specifically about preservation and development issues in (districts 1, 2 and 3). Both overdevelopment and the designation of new historic districts are key issues to the downtown community; each of these forums provides an opportunity for constituents to hear what the candidates have to say about these important topics.

The District 1 forum is coming up Friday at 6pm – at Memorial Judson Church, 239 Thompson Street (downstaors).  The eent is free and open to the public. Tickets will be distributed at the church beginning at 5pm on Friday.

The District 2 forum is Thursday at 6pm – Parish Hall of St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery, at 131 East 10th Street between Second and Third Avenues. And the District 3 event will be held next Tuesday at the John Lovejoy Elliot Center at the Hudson Guild at 441 West 26th Street between Ninth and Tenth Avenues.

More information on the Historic District Council's web site.