CFD is standing in solidarity with the Park West Village Tenants’ Association against the stunning over-development threatened by Jewish Home Lifecare.

Please read the note below and take 30 seconds to sign a critical petition protecting the health of everyone who lives near 97th and Columbus.


Petition to Tell Governor Cuomo: West 97th St. Construction Requires Environmental Impact Study

Dear Neighbor,

On April 24, 2013, The Park West Village Tenants’ Association held a community meeting on the toxic levels of lead that exist in the parking lot proposed for development next to P.S. 163.

More than 200 people – including Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito, Chair Community Board 7 Mark Diller, District Leaders Joan Paylo and Nick Prigo, Celine Mizrahi representing Congressman Jerrold Nadler and Rebecca Godlewicz representing Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer – joined in a conversation to demand Gov. Cuomo to require the State Health Department and the State Department of Environmental Conservation to perform an environmental impact assessment as required by the State Environmental Quality Review regulations (SEQR) before ANY ground can be broken at the site. (Materials discussed are available at

Our petition calling for the environmental assessment was signed by attendees at the meeting. Please add your voice to the demand for action to protect all of us against lead toxicity by joining the petition online at:
The lead levels found are frightening and we must demand the State live up to its responsibility to protect its citizens from environmental hazards.

The louder our voice, the better our chance of being heard so please also circulate this information to your contacts, and use your network (via facebook, twitter, etc) to shine a spotlight on this threat to our health!