We are planning our second letter writing drive day on Monday 12/19 from 4pm to 8pm in the community room at 222 East 93rd street (see details below). We need volunteers for this event especially starting at 3:30pm and donations of stamps and envelopes. Please contact me via phone or email to help. Our goal is to send out over 1,000 letters again (last time we sent out over 1,400 and achieved our goal of garnering the attention and commitment of elected officials including Speaker Quinn).
The focus of this letter writing campaign is to contact the New York Proton Regional Cancer Treatment Center who is now the potential commercial anchor tenant at the proposed site and tell them that although we support treatment options for those with cancer we do not feel this is an appropriate site for this type of center. We have all been personally touched by cancer in one way or another, but a center such as this should be built in an area that is better suited to handle the increased traffic at such a site - perhaps in an area such as the proposed Hudson Yards development that Related is also working on near Penn Station.
Ahead of the formal letter writing campaign please contact the representatives at NYPRC telling them of your opposition to Related Companies plan to build anything on the current site of Ruppert Playground, including their Proton Center. Please contact them with this message asap via calls, emails, letters and faxes. Remember that without this anchor tenant in place Related would have to reconsider their plans so it is imperative that we get this new message out.
Email list: info@NYPRC.com;firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com;firstname.lastname@example.org;email@example.com
Also CC our elected officials to make sure they hear this new message as well and know that we are still fighting to Save Ruppert Playground:firstname.lastname@example.org;email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com;firstname.lastname@example.org;email@example.com
Contact: William Lievendag - Executive Vice President - NYPRC (phone: 212-751-8337 Ext 130)
Contact: Wendy Black - Vice President of Operations and Marketing (at 212 599-5555The Proton Institute of NY another off shoot of this company)
Contact: Dr Karolyn Kerr - To Be Medical Director (212 599-5555)
Here are also some notes regarding NYPRC:
Their Websites:http://www.nyprc.com/index.html (this is the investor facing site) and (http://www.tpiony.com/ this is the patient facing website)
1) They are part of the EB-5 immigration \ foreign investment program (Link to EB-5 program site)
Please join us for aletter writing drive
(drop in any time during these hours)
We will have postcards, preprinted form letters, paper, envelopes and other supplies. You just need to stop by, sign and add a personal message if you would like. We need to send those with the power to save the park a message from our community that they must preserve Ruppert Playground.
For more info contact:
or NYC Park Advocates: (212) 987-0565
*Donations of stamps and/or envelopes would be greatly appreciated.