Statements and Letters by Elected Officials and Community Boards

Comment Letter with Exhibits on Draft Environmental Impact Statement: Borough-Based Jail System: Manhattan Site, July 22, 2019

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams Unveils Recommendations on Borough-Based Jail Proposal, July 9, 2019

Recommendation Letter from Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer on the Borough-Based Jail System, July 5, 2019

Recommendation Letter from Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr on Borough-Based Jail System, July, 5 2019

Letter from Melinda Katz opposing Kew Gardens Jail, June 1, 2019

Community Board 1 Manhattan Resolution from the Land Use, Zoning and Economic Development Committee, May 28, 2019

Community Board 3 Manhattan Resolution on Borough-Based Jails, April 24, 2019

Queens Community Board 9 Resolution on Kew Gardens Jail, March 12, 2019

Community Board 9 Queens Resolution opposing the jail project for Queens. March 1 2019

Letter from Community Board 2 to NYC Dep’t of Corrections, October 17, 2018

Letter from Council Member Margaret Chin, October 1, 2018

Letter from Congresswoman Nydia Velasquez, Senator Brian Kavanagh, and Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou, September 27, 2018

Resolution by Community Board 1, September 25, 2018

Letter from Council Member Margaret Chin, September 24, 2018. The Mayor’s Response, September 27, 2018

Letter from Senators Brian Kavanagh and Velmanette Montgomery, and Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon, September 20, 2018

Resolution by Community Board 3, September 2018 (see p. 20)

Letter from Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, August 27, 2018



Additional Documents and Health Impacts

“Mayor de Blasio’s Jail Proposal Threatens Chinatown’s Food Equity” by Valerie Imbruce

Testimony from Valerie Imbruce of Binghampton University on Borough-Based Jails - Manhattan, July 22, 2019

Testimony from Valerie Imbruce to the City Planning Commission on Borough-Based Jails - Manhattan, July 18, 2019

4,000 pages of emails containing de Blasio’s correspondence with outside consultants: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5

Statement from Patricia Tsai, Lin Sing Association Assistant to the President

Statement from Jeanie Chin in Opposition to Borough-Based Jail in Chinatown/Manhattan

Statement from Grover Dale to Community Board 1

Before and After Images of 124-125 White Street Jail from Street and Rooftop Views

Before and After Images of 124-125 White Street Jail from 50 White Street Rooftop

Fair Share Prison Bed Capacity by Borough 2019

City Planning Commission Testimony from Valerie Imbruce on Borough-Based Jail System, Manhattan, July 18, 2019

Chinatown Air Quality Memo, July 12, 2019

Testimony for City Planning Commission Jail Hearing by Lin Sing Association Assistant to the President Patricia Tsai, July 10, 2019

Shadow Images by NUBC, July, 2019

NYU CSAAH Testimony on the Borough-Based Jails - Manhattan, June 27, 2019

Statement for the Borough President Hearing by Lin Sing Association Assistant to the President Patricia Tsai, June 11, 2019

Statement for Community Board 1 Full Board Meeting by Lin Sing Association Assistant to the President Patricia Tsai, May 28, 2019

Letter from AIA Architect Stephan Freid to Community Board 1 Opposing White Street Jail, May 10, 2019

Statement from Board of Directors Chatham Towers member Howard Huie to Community Board 1, May 1, 2019

Statement from Chatham Towers Board of Directors member Joe Mirabella, April 23, 2019

Community Board 1 Statement by Chatham Towers President Nancy Kong, April 23, 2019

Statement for Community Board 3 Hearing by Lin Sing Association Assistant to the President Patricia Tsai, April 16, 2019

Community Board Statement from AIA Architect Stephen Freid on Borough Based Jails, April 11, 2019

Statement from Joe Mirabella, April 8, 2019

Speech by Chatham Towers President Nancy Kong, April 8, 2019

Statement from Irving Lee to Community Board 1, April 8, 2019

Statement from Board of Directors Chatham Towers member Howard Huie to Community Board 1, April 8, 2019

Resident Letter Addressing Comments and Objections to DEIS, April 8, 2019

Statement from the NUBC Rally by Lin Sing Association Assistant to the President Patricia Tsai, March 25, 2019

The Chinatown Core Block Association Report on the Negative Impacts of Major Construction, February, 2019

Tribeca Trib Article - Jail Towers ‘Way Out of Scale’ Says Head of Commission to Close Rikers, January 20, 2019

CEQR Number 18DOC001Y Borough Based Jail System

Neighborhood Advisory Committee meeting minutes for all (4) boroughs as recorded by Perkins Eastman

Health Report Negative Impacts of Major Construction in Senior Communities

NYCLU Study Concerning Impact of Cash Bail


News

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From Farm to Canal Street, Book Talk with Author Valerie Imbruce, September 30, 2019

Sing Tao Daily, September 6, 2019

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Credit: Sing Tao Daily, Sing Tao Newspapers New York, LTD.

Credit: Sing Tao Daily, Sing Tao Newspapers New York, LTD.


From the Archives

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Mayor Koch Draft Letter to Community Planning Board

Mayors Office of Operations on the White St. Jail, August 1, 1984

Statement by The City of New York Council President Carol Bellamy, July 12, 1984

Mayor Koch Press Release, May 4, 1984

Contract Food Service in the Jails Report from The City of New York Office of the Mayor, April 30, 1984

Senator Al D’Amato on Jails

Letter from Commissioner Jaqueline McMickens, March 12, 1984

Letter from Mayor Koch to Mayor DeFino, March 8, 1984

Letter from Commissioner Jaqueline McMickens, February 27, 1984

Letter to Father Walter C. Murphy from The City of New York Office of the Mayor, January 4, 1984

Detention Facility Conceptual Design Final Report from Correctional Architects, December 1, 1983

Citizens’ Coalition for Lower Manhattan Sandwich Board Placards, Division Leap, 1983

Citizens’ Coalition for Lower Manhattan Protest Signs, Worthpoint, 1980s

Comments from Council President Carol Bellamy, November 17, 1982

Board of Estimate Transcript, December 2, 1982

Statement from Mayor Koch, December 2, 1982

Board of Estimate Transcript, November 18, 1982

Wrong Place for a New York City Jail, The New York Times, October 11, 1982

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS

Community Board Hearing Synopsis, October 4, 1982

Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement, August, 1982

NYC Dept. of Correction Supplemental Application, August 5, 1982

ULURP application PROJECT number c-109, JJ-1 Part 2, August 5, 1982

500-Bed Detention Facility in Lower Manhattan Draft Environmental Impact Statement, April, 1982

Application for Selection and Acquisition or Lease of Site For Public Facility, January 26, 1982

ULURP application PROJECT number c-109, JJ-1 Part 1, January 26, 1982

SIGNED PETITION SAMPLES

Anti-jail petition from the Chinese community of the New York Metropolitan area, 1982

Anti-jail petition opposing proposal for a new detention facility on White Street, 1982

Anti-jail petition from the Citizens Coalition for Lower Manhattan, 1982