Join us on Saturday, Nov 19th from 10 a.m. to Noon. It’s Our Dollars- Save Our Castle- NYC DOB wants to spend $350,000 of Public dollars to Demo the historic building- This photo was taken by a supporter, Nov 13, 2011 and it looks very much intact- but let’s see the June 2011 report from Dept of Buildings and have an independent review.
NYC Representative of Building (DOB) stated publicly at a Community Board #1 public presentation, Nov 8, 2011, that they wanted to Demo the ‘Castle’ but did not present the report showing the June 2011 inspection.
The representative stated that he would send it over the next day to both CB#1 and Councilwoman Debi Rose’s office. Also that it was available to the public and that he never received an official request prior to this meeting.
OVER a week later, DOB Representative stated that they NEVER stated that and NOW need to check with legal!?
I know what I heard. The Staten Island Advance, Community Board members and the Councilwoman also heard the same thing.
Aren’t THEY using OUR Public Dollars?? Shouldn’t we be entitled to this report?
Shouldn’t we have a say in how it should be spent?
There is a need for a full review of this process, DOB procedure and any demolition action must be halted.
A referee of the court was assigned to the property and two lien holders remain, what is the update on the disposition of this property?
Why demo now, and add more liens to the property, with OUR public dollars spent?
How does the Public Benefit by Demolition??
Join the Rally Tomorrow 10 a.m. to Noon- S46 to Rally Tomorrow at 101 Castleton Avenue/Cebra. Post your support below please. Call your Mayor 311 and City Council member Rose at 718-556-7370 , Borough Hall…
We will also have a second group that will March from the Villa- owned by Richmond Unviersity Hospital , at 10 a.m. to the ‘Castle’. The Villa has been under consideration for landmarking since 1966 and has had thre public heaings, yet not protected . It is located at Castleton and Bard Avenues.
Let’s Show that the Majority of Staten Islanders wants the ‘Castle’ saved!
Post your comments of support for the Castle:
- Share your memory of the hospital when it was open- maybe a family member worked there
- Were you born in the newer building or the Castle? Complex closed in 1979
- Share thoughts on WHY should be saved for future generations!
- State your profession, so if you are a teacher, lawyer, realtor, wife, father, mother, etc.
- List all the members of your family to show support
- Share a comment to help voice your concerns.