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Rally for Bushwick Inlet Park

Mar 12, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

In 2005, the City of New York promised us, the people, a 28 acre waterfront park in North Brooklyn – Bushwick Inlet Park. A decade of broken promises later, it’s time for this to come to fruition. We are done being silent on this issue. Come make your voice heard and demand the open green space we were promised!
Without this park space, the per capita open space for our fast-filling community will be amongst the lowest in the entire city. That is not just a number, that is a palpable sense of claustrophobia, a health hazard and an irreversible decline in our quality of life – for us and, even more tangibly, for our kids (and dogs!).

The fact that the City has failed to deliver on the promises made in the 2005 Waterfront Rezoning is a slap in the face of earnest good faith community negotiation with the City; in this case, exhausted by an onslaught of environmental disasters proposed for the industrially zoned waterfront, in 2005 we were given a choice: rezone residential or live next to a power plant (or worse). In return for the radical impact of skyscraper development on the low-profile, primarily working class neighborhood that this rezoning would destroy (but nobody foresaw the enormity of what has actually happened), the community was given two small tokens of recompense; some affordable housing and just enough open space to hold our place in the basement of per-capita park space. Neither promise has been delivered.

WE MUST TELL THE CITY, LOUD AND CLEAR, THAT THIS ESSENTIAL PROMISE TO THE COMMUNITY WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN AND THAT DE BLASIO MUST ACT NOW TO SECURE THIS PARKLAND AGAINST THE ONSLAUGHT OF DEVELOPMENT.

JOIN US, THURSDAY, MARCH 12 at 1PM ON THE STEP OF CITY HALL

We have no choice but to rally for our health, our quality of life and the future of north Brooklyn.

#WheresOurPark
@bushwickinlet
www.bushwickinletpark.org

Details

Date:
Mar 12, 2015
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Website:
http://www.bushwickinletpark.org

Organizer

Agnieszka Gac-Chlebosz
Phone:
9176277301
Email:
Website:
www.bushwickinletpark.org

Venue

City Hall
225 Broadway
New York, 10007
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Phone:
9176277301
Website:
www.bushwickinletpark.org