Friday, April 13, 2007

Rally Against Demolition for Parking Sunday

This Sunday, Assemblyman Hakeem Jefferies, State Senator Velmanette Montgomery, State Senator Eric Adams, Council Member Letitia James and Council Member David Yassky will address the Rally Against Demolition for Parking organized by BrooklynSpeaks.

According to BrooklynSpeaks, the Rally is being held to call on the state and the city to rethink their plan to permit Forest City Ratner to demolish two entire city blocks to create “temporary” parking lots for over 1600 cars. The lots will remain for 15 - 20 years, until something is eventually built on top of them.

The parking lots will occupy approximately 7 acres of the Atlantic Yards site – an area twice the size of Union Square Park, BrooklynSpeaks notes.

“Once you demolish buildings, you can’t go back,” said Deb Howard, Executive Director of the Pratt Area Council.

Rally to take place at the Layfayette Presbyterian Church on South Oxford Street and Lafayette Street at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 15.

Photo by iboy_daniel, creative commons license.

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