• Petitioned Amanda Burden

This petition was delivered to:

New York City Department of City Planning
Amanda Burden


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We ask Amanda Burden of New York City Department of City Planning to consider our alternate plan to be presented on October 1st 2013 of the Domino Sugar Refinery.

SAVE DOMINO is about preserving the future of America and to protect historical structures that identify who we are.  This starts by looking at the adverse effects of overdevelopment in cities today.  Our main focus is to uphold the heritage and architecture of the entire Domino Sugar Refinery and the outlining communities of Williamsburg, Greenpoint, and Bushwick.

Be a part of history as we aim to redesign one of the most iconic American industrial structures online with your support.  Let's reuse and readapt to bring art, culture, science, and green collar jobs to create means for a more verdant future, not more condo's and cookie cutter retail.

Domino affects you, more than you know.  Did you know the Domino Sugar Refinery is an eleven acre site in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn?  Did you also know it’s slated for demolition in August 2013 and will be a 15-year construction project?

A better plan exists and it starts with you, because we all want the same,

End economic segregation and the "RICH DOOR, POOR DOOR" practice

Have more infrastructure over anymore development

To eliminate air & noise pollution affecting our health

To demand safe asbestos removal of our buildings in our community

To demand sustainable green guidelines in new construction

Prevent culture deprivation and mono culture destroying diversity

Instill a level of affordability for the community

To seek truth in real estate planning

To have more green space and protect our natural environment



Recent signatures


    1. 9/25 The Save Domino Show - Benefit Party

      Sup Brooklyn!

      The entire creative class is under attack, alongside those who have lived here for generations, from developers who are destroying the communities of Williamsburg, Greenpoint, and Bushwick. Get involved, fight back, and share your voice. On Wednesday, September 25th, local legends of comedy, music, and the underworld take to the stage to bring the culture and diversity of this great community to you.

      Starting at 8pm, join New York Comedian and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon regular Seth Herzog, along with Comedy Central’s Joe DeRosa and Nick Stevens.

      Music guest for the evening will be the talented multi-instrumentalist Aku and his band Dragons of Zynth. Closing the evening will be internationally renowned DJ legend Stretch Armstrong followed by the OG flavors of DJ LEE MARS.

      Brooklyn proud,
      Save Domino.



    2. Reached 2,000 signatures
    3. Good News: ULURP Postponed!

      We have delivered the petition to the office of Amanda Burden, director of the NYC Department of City Planning. City officials are now very interested in getting a look at our upcoming alternate plan for the Domino Sugar site. This would not have been possible without your support! We are currently collaborating with local architects to get our alternate plan finalized. Today, we have over 2000 petition signatures to stop Two Trees Management from demolishing the site, generated from our online and street campaign as we continue to canvas on Bedford Ave & N. 7th a few times a week. Your voice has been heard, and we've accomplished our first milestone! The ULURP meeting scheduled for August 20th was nixed off the calendar by CB1 and has been rescheduled, date TBD. A ULURP stands for Uniform Land Use Review Procedure and as required by New York City Planning Law the developer must undergo a thorough review process of “land use” to be publicly reviewed by both local and city commissions.

    4. Reached 1,500 signatures
    5. Petition Personally Delivered to Amanda Burdens Office

      Hi Supporters,

      We have personally delivered our petition to the office of Amanda Burden. We are awaiting her response. In the meanwhile we will continue to deliver the petition to her office until we receive a response.

      Please continue to encourage people to sign the petition via social media. Our Facebook page is currently hosting a photo contest (woobox.com/zbu55u) with great prize packs for three winners.

      We are also working on an updated website where a new webstore and interface are being added.

      Instagram has seen a tremendous increase in photos hashtagged #SaveDOMINO.

      Our Twitter account has received attention now from several local artists who are making contributions to our cause. Be sure to keep an eye out for contributions from Ed Roth, BD White, and GILF.

      Thank you for your support!


      Save Domino

      Save Domino, Brooklyn, New York. 216 likes · 177 talking about this. NYC lacks a coherent long term plan for city development. The trend for the city is to invest in neighborhoods after developers set their sights on a neighborhood that is thriving thanks to artist and community efforts to improve the neighborhood.

    6. Reached 1,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Helen Pappas SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • 4 months ago

      It's a historical building that should be preserved.

    • Graham McInnis ITHACA, NY
      • 4 months ago

      It's a beautiful building that, if refurbished, would be an amazing place to live.

    • Adda Ungaretti SP, BRAZIL
      • 4 months ago

      Save historic sites!

    • Jodi Finkel LA, CA
      • 4 months ago

      A historic location and a fantastic art and cultural space

    • Luc Texier ARLES, FRANCE
      • 4 months ago

      par solidarité avec le patrimoine international!


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