Petition Tag - encourages

1. Preserve the Far West Village/Rezone the C6-1 District

The Far West Village is one of New York's most historic neighborhoods, which community groups and preservationists have fought for years to preserve and protect from over development.

However, there is a six block section of the Far West Village which still contains an anomalous and outdated zoning designation that encourages out-of-scale development, and strongly encourages hotel, dormitory, or office development in a predominantly residential but mixed-use neighborhood.

While this area is now part of the Greenwich Village Historic District, only a change to the zoning can ensure that any new development here truly respects the scale and character of the neighborhood.

2. Hire Kareem Abdul Jabbar

A 2-25 season. RECOGNIZING that Columbia scored fewer points last season than any other college basketball team.

ASSERTING that Kareem Abdul Jabbar, having scored more points than any player in NBA history, possesses a unique expertise in remedying Columbia's inability to score points.

ENCOURAGES that the Athletic department and John Reeves take action to hire Kareem Abdul Jabbar as men's basketball head coach with all deliberate speed in the interest of the program's future and all despondent Columbia rooters.