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					 SoHo Alliance                                                          A Volunteer Community Organization
 PO Box 429 Prince Street Station
 New York, NY 10012                                                              email: info@SoHoAlliance.org
 phone/fax: 212.353.8466                                                                 www.sohoalliance.org




   THE MAULING OF SOHO
   Department of Transportation is proposing to turn Prince Street from Lafayette to
    West Broadway into a PEDESTRIAN MALL every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 By erecting police barricades and eliminating vehicles, DOT’s wants to make our streets ‘friendly’ to
tourists. If you think Prince Street is already a carnival, this proposal will turn SoHo into a Disneyland
              theme park as tourists flock to the latest destination spot: the new SoHo Mall.

      Expect an additional row of peddlers stretching six blocks down the middle of Prince Street.

      More street performers and food vendors will likely appear. Will jugglers and mimes be far
       behind?

      Cars will be unable to turn onto Prince. This will result in increased honking .

      Other SoHo streets will get increased congestion and pollution, as cars avoid Prince Street.

      EMS, NYPD and Fire Department vehicles during an emergency will not be able to travel
       speedily down Prince Street through the throngs.

      Residents will be unable to unload groceries and merchandise in front of their own homes.

      Bicycle/Pedestrian conflicts will be exacerbated.

      Will this cockamamie experiment spread to your street? Is Spring Street next, or maybe West
       Broadway? Maybe all of SoHo?

               We need you at the community board to PROTEST to stop this proposal:

Tuesday, March 11th at 7:30 p.m – NYU Silver Building, 32 Waverly Place,
East of Washington Square Park, Room I.D. required

  BODIES COUNT! Let the city know that SoHo is a residential neighborhood - not a tourist
                              commodity. Pass the word.

   If you are absolutely unable to attend, email your comments to: info@sohoalliance.org

              We’ll forward to the community board. For more information, call 353-8466.

				
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