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Petitioning Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio

Stop Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 Development - Gone Awry!

- Parks are for "people and plants," not skyscrapers and shadows from skyscrapers; southern area of park is needed green space for southern Brooklyn residents 

- We, the people, are giving away green space, beyond our lifetimes, to pay for shorter lived park amenities; BBP finances should be more transparent

- Real estate development should reflect the local community and context; 30 stories is too high! and goes against prior planning agreements

- Northern park lux condo buildings under construction,  Pierhouse by Toll Brothers, will only be 10 and 5 stories

- One Brooklyn Bridge Park (historical building nextdoor to Pier 6) is 14 stories, new proposed Pier 6 building will be at least 30 stories! 2x as high! and 3x as high as Pierhouse!

- Why is southern Brooklyn Bridge Park being treated differently than the north Park area?

Please stop the development on Pier 6 and leave this green space to the community! At a minimum, return to prior agreements, and limit the height of the building to the height of the Toll Brothers' Pierhouse (10 stories)!

***RFP to DEVELOPERS HAS BEEN RELEASED ***

***Developers proposals DUE JULY 21 ***

Press Release: http://www.brooklynbridgepark.org/pages/pier-6-rfp

Thank you! #SavePier6

Other things you can do! 1) ask your Brooklyn friends and neighbors to sign this petition 2) Join "Save Pier 6" on Facebook 3) Twitter @BilldeBlasio #SavePier6 4) email us with advice and suggestions! WE need your help!

email the mayor directly,

http://www.nyc.gov/html/static/pages/officeofthemayor/contact.shtml

 

 ***Board of Directors: the 17 Decision Makers ***

Alicia Glen, Chair - NYC Deputy Mayor For Housing and Economic Development, formerly, Goldman Sachs’ Urban Investment Group

Peter Aschkenasy – Brooklyn Heights resident, longtime community participant, FEDCAP Boardmember, Lindsay administration, former restaurateur

Steven M. Cohen - Brooklyn resident, lawyer, Zuckerman Spaeder LLP, Former Chief of State for Cuomo

Henry (“Hank”) B. Gutman – lawyer, Simpson Thacher, New York League of Conservation Voters board member

Edna Wells Handy - NYC DCAS Commissioner, Mayor De Blasio appointee to this board  

Shari Hyman - President and Chief Operating Officer of the Battery Park City Authority

Kyle Kimball – President, NYC Economic Development Corporation

Stephen Levin – NYC Council Member, District 33, representing impacted Brooklyn neighborhoods

Stephen Merkel – lawyer, Cantor Fitzgerald Executive Managing Director

David G. Offensend – Brooklyn Heights resident, New York Public Library, COO, formerly Evercore Partners and Lehman Brothers

John Raskin – Board Representative for Daniel L. Squadron, NYS Senate Senator, 26th District 

Mitchell Silver – NYC Parks Commissioner, Mayor De Blasio appointee 

Daniel (Danny) D. Simmons – Brooklyn resident, writer and artist, also serves with Brooklyn Academy of Music, among many other cultural organizations

Nanette Smith – Former secretary to Bloomberg's Chief of Staff, Patti Harris

Anne Strahle – Chief of Staff for Joan Millman, Assemblywoman for Brooklyn, District 52 

Joanne Witty – former head of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation, former Environmental Defense Action Fund

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Regina Myer, President of Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation since 2007, formerly NYC City Planning, formerly New York City Department of City Planning (DCP)

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