According to the Department City of Planning website, written comments will be taken until Monday, December 28th.
|This photo was taken as I was leaving; these individuals have not yet heard that the room is full to capacity. The line to get inside the hearing still wrapped around the corner of the museum building.|
After 15 minutes of waiting I realized that the HTC staffers were making rounds in the line, talking to the blue-pinned people and shaking hands. The woman in front of me kept getting pressured about a co-worker of hers, and if she was also going to come out and support HTC. Her co-worker never showed up, but another one did…and proceeded to cut into the line in front of me. At this point, other people were cutting in line so I brushed it off and remained hopeful that perhaps I could still get in. A few minutes before 9 AM, the line started to move fast and I managed to get around the corner.
|The line for the hearing extended past the front entrance stairs. Even with everyone's back turned, can you spot the NY HTC logo?|
He also explained that the only way we would be able to enter the auditorium was if enough people inside left. I submitted two copies of our testimony (which can be found below) on why the zoning changes should not be approved without a concomitant plan to build enough schools, and I left as other people in line started to disperse.
|The line starting the disperse as people near the front of the line hear that the room is full and the speaking list goes on until 5:30 PM.|