Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Eminent Domain Strikes Again

Brooklynites are up in arms over the Atlantic Yard's Project, Bruce Ratner's commercial and residential development project in Prospect Heights that is using eminent domain to force out community members. But this community isn't leaving without a fight. Earlier this month councilwoman Letitia James spoke at Freddy's Bar, one of the businesses facing its end at the hands of the Atlantic Yards Project, on behalf of the community.

The real tragedy is in the closing of the Pacific Dean Family Homeless Shelter, which will result in forcing homeless families to freeze in the streets.

Today, homeless advocates and anyone else who wants to join in the vigilante fun for that matter are staging a citizen's arrest of Bruce Ratner on alleged indictments of bribery. These people aren't just standing up for their community, they're standing up for those members who need the most support. Kudos to that.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Gowanus A-Go-Go

The Gowanus Canal Conservancy wants to clean shit up and they need your money to do it. Do your part and have fun doing it tonight at the Bell House for the Gowanus-A-Go-Go benefit concert. Feel good about supporting a local cause and without having to wade knee-deep in syphilis water with a pool skimmer. All proceeds will go to the man with the plan, the Gowanus Canal Conservancy, a nonprofit environmental organization that actually intends to do something about this mess.