How You Can Help
(Updated Feb. 27, 2022)
Contribute to our Legal Defense Fund
The Fight Continues! Crown Heights North Association and Friends of 920 Park have retained veteran land-use, zoning and preservation attorney Michael Hiller to investigate a lawsuit against the Landmarks Preservation Committee under Article 78 of the New York state Civil Practice Law and Rules to stop the construction of the massive proposed apartment complex currently designated as 955-959 Sterling Place. We would also ask the court to stop work at the site until our case is heard, and we’re also considering several other legal strategies.
Michael Hiller is known as one of the best preservationist lawyers in New York, and he thinks we have a very strong case. But we can’t do any of this without your help. Please consider a tax-deductible donation to our legal defense fund.
On December 9, 2021, LPC approved the developer’s request to build Phase 1, “constructing the curb cut and excavation and installation of the foundation for the new building.” As of December 15th, 2021 four new building permits were approved by the Department of Buildings which can be seen here. These were filed under a different address than the 959 Sterling Place address presented to the LPC, which we assume was an intentional move to fly under the community’s radar. Fences and excavators showed up two days before Christmas to start digging.
Learn more about Current Site Construction on our “What We Know” page.
Listen to our neighbor explain what’s at risk.
Sign the Petition
Click here to add your signature to the online petition opposing the project. You can share it with friends and neighbors by using the short URL change.org/PreserveCHN.
Please note that the change.org platform asks if you want to donate after you sign. If you do this you are sending money to change.org, not to us. We are not soliciting any donations.
Join the Mailing List
The best way to help not just today, but in the weeks and months ahead, is to join our mailing list, this way you can stay informed of various action items as they come up.
Can you help hand out flyers on your block? Do you live in a large building near 955-959 Sterling Place/920 Park Place where you can slip flyers under neighbors’ doors? If so, shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also download and print posters here and here to post in your window or on your door.
Post on Social Media
Spread the word using the hashtag #DefendTheCrownBK. You can download Instagram-ready images here, and follow us on there at @friendsof920park.