Thursday, November 30, 2006

ANOTHER HOBOKEN - OHIO CONNECTION...



i believe i've got this right: the recent Supreme Court ruling re: eminent domain guideline changes (where a municipality can seize private property and give it to a developer) was based on an Ohio case...correct?

Hoboken, NJ is going thru an extended/terminal spurt of over-building/land-grabbing/land-grubbing. The Neumann Leather complex which houses hundreds of small business/artist spaces/music spaces (& my studio) has just been sold...and pal Rob Grenoble's recording studio complex in Hoboken is under threat from the above ruling. Almost a decade ago, Rob took a derelict feather factory located in Hoboken's Northwest abandoned wasteland, and managed to keep the doors open during the music biz's recent (perpetual?) crisis. but the city's rabid developers filled in that wasteland with largely un-needed/un-rented housing stock...and now they want Rob's space, too.

Dear Chris...

I need your help in a big way. Water Music lies in Hoboken's Northwest Redevelopment Zone, which places the studio in danger. To allow Water Music to remain in Hoboken, I asked John Nastasi, architect and long supporter of the arts, to design a new building. John created an incredible proposal that includes the 12,000 sq. ft. open air, public access Hoboken Arts Center for film series, theater, dance recitals, readings, children's activities, art exhibitions, craft fairs, music and community gatherings. The Arts Center will be on top of the studio complex and will have an interior gallery with a kitchen and prep rooms. Here's a link. The Next button will take you through the renderings.

http://nastasiarchitects.com/feature_5.html?APPVERSION=1.1

We need as many people as possible at the city council meeting. We need to crowd the room with supporters and show that the community cares about the studio and the new Arts Center. Many people within City Hall are excited because they recognize that Hoboken doesn't have any public access arts space. Geri Fallo, Michael Cricco (5th Ward councilman), Elizabeth Vandor the city planner and others are supporting the plan. On Wednesday, December 6th at 6 PM at City Hall, there will be an up or down vote at the city council meeting. Can you please be there to show support? We need as many bodies as possible. Fill your car! Bring friends! If everyone brings two friends, we'll be OK.

Please set this date and time aside. If possible, please let me know that you're coming. RSVP: 201-420-7848 X501

Wednesday, December 6th, 6 PM sharp
First floor, City Hall, 94 Washington Street, Hoboken


Thanks,

Rob

NP: The Slip/"Eisenhower" - new CD on pal Glenn Morrow's Bar None Records. strong...

PEEVE DE JOUR: women.

JOIE DE JOUR: women. and getting a new, stripped-down version of the podcast script written.

PODCAST NEWS:
- revised radio script written & filed. we shall see...

if you haven't heard it yet:


CLICK HERE FOR THE PODCAST (v1.0) & TO SEE SOME PIX

- or -

CLICK HERE FOR JUST THE PODCAST (v2.0) ONLY























NEVER BE AT THE WRONG PARTY:

Cleveland Rock and Roll Memories
Attend the
Sat 12/2 launch for Carlo Wolff's new book from 4 - 7PM at Gallery 324 (1301 East Ninth Street). http://crookedriverbookstore.com/default.aspx.

cb...where are you?






NEW JERSEY

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