Andrew Cuomo for Park Savior ... ?!?XO?@?I!
Aug 20, 2015 — Dearest everyone,
I write to share this news: we have 12 merely mortal days remaining to write NY Empire State Development Corporation at email@example.com. We ask Governor Cuomo to stop Pier 6 from being sold in a devil's bargain to developers.
Are you ready to pull out your fancy ink feather pens in historic democratic founding fathers and mothers fashion?
But wait! The task has gotten so much easier with technology! All that is required is an email [yes, my pink ink pen is sad].
We must email * Because the people of Brooklyn believe a promise [to minimize real estate development and private housing in the public park] is a promise *
Sample messages below. But also, please tell our Governor why you are writing?
My muse, because
* I heart BBP and playing with kids in BBP
* I dream of hugging trees in BBP
* I dream of trees and shade at Pier 6
* Let's not turn Pier 6 into a concrete jungle and future site of the next King Kong remake!
* We, the people, love public space in Brooklyn
* DO IT FOR THE KIDS!
* We are going confidently in the direction of our PARK DREAMS!
* Keep Calm, and Tree Plant On
* Build It and They are COMING!
* Here comes the story of a hurricane
* For the millions of current and future park visitors
* Show us the money! [Park Corp books]!
* Because I love data and I can do math and "nothing has changed since your 10 year-old master plan" doesn't add up
* For cities as places to live, work, eat and play and enjoy mental and physical health
* No sleep till trees in Brooklyn!
* Because a grand park entrance should, "Have you at hello."
Some sample email messages!!!
Sample message #1: "Governor Cuomo: Build no more housing in Brooklyn Bridge Park. New York State has long promised to build no more housing than is necessary to fund the park. Please honor this promise, and stand up for parks and the millions of park visitors.”
Sample message #2: "Governor Cuomo: Public parks matter. Please stop the towers planned in Brooklyn Bridge Park. We need more green space given the development boom in the area. These condos don't belong at the entrance of a great park, nor in a flood zone, especially when there will be no school seats for miles." Behind the scenes, the State is struggling with the decision given their long-standing commitment to build no more park development than is necessary to fund the park.
Much love and admiration to you all,
Keep fighting for people power!
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