NYC Borough Presidents Stringer and Diaz Urge
NJ Governor Chris Christie to Take Action to Preserve Palisades
Call on Christie to Intervene and Halt Development Plans Along the Palisades
NEW YORK, NY – Joining a chorus of opposition in New Jersey to the development of an office tower along the Palisades, Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. today called on New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to directly intervene and halt the construction.
LG Electronics Corporation has plans to construct a 143-foot high office tower in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. While the town’s local officials have given the project a green light, the tower would obstruct a natural resource enjoyed by both New Jerseyans and New Yorkers.
“For hundreds of years, the residents of your state and ours have enjoyed unspoiled, pristine views of the Palisades, and this proposal threatens to change that forever,” wrote Borough Presidents Stringer and Diaz Jr. “The Palisades are a natural treasure. And while they are physically located in New Jersey, they are of such importance to the people and the cultural institutions of New York City that our own development rules have ensured that their view is not obstructed.”
In addition to joining New Jerseyans, the Borough Presidents join Bronx Community Board #8 and Manhattan Community Board #12 in calling for re-consideration of the development.