From the SoHo NO BID Committee

Margaret Chin: Say NO to the SoHo BID

with 4 comments

Tell Margaret Chin to REJECT the BID!


As our City Council representative Margaret Chin has the power to

STOP the BID plan, but she has failed to do so.


Councilmember Chin made a promise to the community …


Chin’s January 2011 NEWSLETTER includes her



Council Member Chin has stated that she cannot support the SoHo BID proposal, due to a lack of support from residents of the catchment area and surrounding blocks. Residents felt that the proposal lacked a focus on quality of life issues, and also posed some problems with regards to assessment of residential properties. The Councilmember recognizes that the character of SoHo must be maintained in any discussion of a BID in the area.”

A January 2011 Update from Council Member Margaret S. ChinPage 2

Write a LETTER and hold her to that promise 


TELL Councilmember Chin to STAND UP for SoHo and REJECT the SoHo BID:

Margaret S. Chin

NYC Council Member, District 1 Manhattan

Chatham Green

165 Park Row, Suite #11

New York, NY 10038




OR SEND Council Member Chin an email:


Written by SoHoNoBID

May 24, 2011 at 6:01 pm

4 Responses

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  1. STOP the business before you kill the neighborhood REJECT SOHO BID

    no no no no no no

    Patricia Lee Stotter

    May 31, 2011 at 10:56 am

  2. I am an artist and have lived in Soho since 1973. I am very disappointed and shocked that Ms. Chin, our elected official with the charge to reflect soho’s community interests, has ignored the huge amount of Soho residents who have strongly expressed great opposition to the BID proposals.

    Ms chin has clearly joined real estate developers, the only promoters of this BID,
    and has abandoned the residents who will suffer from loosing the identity that this artistic community has created, as well as suffering from the deluge of street traffic and noise that will ensue in the Soho artist live work and residential environment.

    As a government official, Ms. Chin’s voicing encouragement to support the bid proposal, despite the overwhelming rejection expressed by SoHo residents, businesses and most independent landlords, and shunned by community Board #2, is an outrageous action of flagrant denial to the community’s interests.

    Co-ops on Broadway have repeatedly told Ms. Chin and the BID promoters that their chief objection is to the very creation of a self interest designed governmental entity that wants to “market” SoHo and control its development.

    No SoHo BID recently filed a Freedom of Information request and it confirms our worst fears that the BID intends to eventually spread from Broadway to all of SoHo, from Lafayette Street to Sixth Avenue! This TAKEOVER is not in keeping with the promise of residential rights to quiet enjoyment of habitability, and the government officials who are misrepresenting constituent’s wishes, are in breach of fiduciary duty.

    Nina Yankowitz
    New York, N.Y. 10012

    Nina Yankowitz

    July 25, 2011 at 11:51 pm

  3. Amen to what Nina above has said. Why any elected official would ignore the desires of the majority of her constituents is beyond me. She’s elected to represent us, and should do that. Shame on you, Margaret if you do anything else.

    Susan Macedo

    September 20, 2011 at 2:11 pm

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