On Saturday, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer toured the Superblocks to see what NYU’s proposed new buildings might do to the area. With some stops to chat with people along the way, he saw many dogs and their humans enjoying the Dog Run, children riding bicycles and playing soccer in Mercer Playground and toddlers having fun in the Key Park, people peacefully enjoying the Sasaki Garden, stopped for a photo with the statue of Fiorello LaGuardia, and visited the gardeners in the LaGuardia Corner Garden (after seeing the signs decorating the fence!). He also saw all different types of people heading into the Morton Williams supermarket, and heard about the ills of commercial rezonings for both the Superblocks and the area east of Washington Square Park.
The brief tour was guided by the Co-Chairs of CAAN 2031 (Marty Tessler and Terri Cude), the Chair of Community Board 2 (Brad Hoylman), and Co-Chairs of CB2′s NYU Working Group (David Gruber and Terri again). BP Stringer and three advisors got a first-hand look at how well our area works and its diverse population. Watch for coverage of the visit in an upcoming issue of The Villager newspaper (www.thevillager.com).