2/28/14

News from the Committee to Save Mt. Manresa

Rally at the Savo Shopping Center

The Committee to Save Mt. Manresa will host a rally at Noon tomorrow, March 1, at the Savo Shopping Center, at Evergreen Plaza on Amboy Road (near Greaves Lane in Great Kills) in Staten Island. The meetup is at the Amboy Road entrance. Suggested slogan: "Savo, Save the Land."

DooWop Show at the Colonnade Diner

At 7 PM on Saturday, March 1,  the Committee will host a Doo Wop Show at the Colonnade Diner, at 2001 Hylan Blvd. in Staten Island. For further details, visit the Committee's website.

The Richmond County St. Patrick's Day Parade 

On Sunday, March 2 at 11 AM, the Committee will march in the Richmond County St. Patrick's Day Parade to raise awareness of Mt. Manresa as an issue affecting everyone in Staten Island. Muster starts at 11 AM on Bard Avenue at Forest.  The parade will kick off at 12:30 PM.  Mt. Manresa T-shirts and "Save Mt.  Manresa" signs are recommended, but please, no protest signs.

Forum with State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

On Thursday, February 27, the Committee hosted a forum with State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and representatives from the AG's Charities, Fraud and Environmental bureaus that drew a very strong turnout.  More such events are planned.

City Hall Rally with Council Member Debi Rose

On Wednesday, February 26, the Committee co-hosted a rally at City Hall with City Council Member Debi Rose that drew a strong turnout of concerned citizens and civic and community leaders.  Public Advocate Letitia James joined the rally, covered by NY1, DNAinfo and the Staten Island Advance.

Rally at Mt. Manresa

The protest rally at Mount Manresa on Saturday, February 22 drew more than 160 concerned Staten Island residents, who stood with civic and community leaders. Public Advocate Letitia James, in attendance with her staff, committed her support to the fight to save Mt. Manresa. CBS News, NY1 and the Staten Island Advance covered the event.

The Committee Seeks an Angel

The Committee seeks an angel. If you have a high-profile connection -- a celebrity with an interest in conservation -- please pass the tip to the Committee.  So far, the Committee has reached out to developer Donald Trump, based on his ties to Staten Island and his involvement in preserving upstate lands, and TV icon Oprah Winfrey.

Please spread the word about the fight to save Mt. Manresa as widely as you can among your various networks, and write letters to the editor, the borough president, and your elected officials.

Here's contact information:
  • Staten Island Advance 718-981-1234 editor@siadvance.com
  • Mayor de Blasio http://www.nyc.gov/html/static/pages/officeofthemayor/contact.shtml
  • Borough President Oddo 718.816.2000 joddo@statenislandusa.com
  • State Senator Senator Savino (718) 727-9406 savino@senate.state.ny.us
  • Assembly Member Malliotakis 718-987-0197 NYSAssembly60@gmail.com
  • Council Member Rose (Mount Manresa's District) 718-556-7370 DROSE@Council.nyc.gov
  • State Senator Lanza (718) 984-4073 lanza@senate.state.ny.us
  • Assemblymember Cusick 718-370-1384 CusickM@assembly.state.ny.us
  • Assemblymember Borelli 718-967-5194 BorelliJ@assembly.state.ny.us
  • Council Member Matteo 718-980-1017 SMatteo@council.nyc.gov
  • Council Minority Leader Ignizio 718-984-5151 vignizio@council.nyc.gov
  • Assemblymember Titone 718-442-9932 TitoneM@assembly.state.ny.us
You can contact the Committee to Save Mount Manresa via email at Savemm2013@gmail.com. Or visit the website. 

Developers announce plans to put 250 housing units on Mt. Manresa [Staten Island Live.]

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