21 Feb '14, 9pm

Staten Island residents fight to save green space from becoming condos

Staten Island residents fight to save green space from becoming condos

A group of Staten Island residents are fighting to keep a 15-acre green space from being developed for residential condos. The property is known as Mount Manresa, and was until recently a community space owned by Jesuits. However, the property has been sold to Savo Brothers of Prince's Bay for $15 million. Mount Manresa is home to one of the scarce wild spaces that has remained undeveloped since the Dutch settled New York. Community members and several local politicians are pushing the City of New York to buy the property and keep it open to public under eminent domain. "Today, and for the last seven months, we are screaming for the protection of the government for our health and quality of life," Barbara Sanchez, secretary of the Committee to Save Mount Manresa, told TreeHugger. "We have come to them with 10,000 signatures, and have been working to find alternative soluti...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/urban-design/staten-island-resi...

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