“We all know that once her vote has been cast, she loses all her leverage and it’s wishful thinking that anything more will be granted by the administration,” Andrew Berman, executive director of Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, tells The Villager.
“Carlina did pledge when she was running [for City Council last year], in writing, that she would not vote for the Tech Hub without the neighborhood protections,” Berman said. “And she told me verbally over the weekend that she wouldn’t vote for it without them. Disappointingly, that’s exactly what she did. . .
“We have a lame-duck mayor who doesn’t care about these issues and is even hostile to them. It was not as important to Carlina as we would have hoped.”
Incredibly, Councilwoman Rivera dares to claim on her website that preservation is one of her major concerns.