Save The Brooklyn Botanic Garden!

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  1. Action Alert : The City's and Developers Motion To Dismiss !

Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 9:30 am 

Location Brooklyn Supreme Court, Rm 456, Judge Boddie

The City and Developers are demanding that the case be dismissed because they are now claiming that Cornell Realty, who's name is on all of the legal documents, wasn't the applicant for this rezoning.  

On Tuesday the Court will be conducting a Bond hearing to determine how much we should pay for a Bond, because the developers can not build, while the case is going on.

Please come out and Support Our Efforts!


In the above photo the orange buildings are developments being proposed.  The big one the right would be the largest residential development in Brooklyn if built.

This is an update to the original petition!

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In 1991 The Brooklyn Botanic Garden "BBG" got a rezoning along its perimeter to protect itself against tall buildings that would cast shadows and destroy the visual integrity of the Garden.

In 2017 a developer, Cornell Realty, wanted to break the height limits of 6/7 stories (60/70 feet) and build buildings as high as 23 stories (230 ft) which is over a 300% increase.

In December Laurie Cumbo approved this project and we filed a lawsuit against it and got a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) until our Hearing set for May 3rd, 2019. 

An even larger development is being proposed by developer Bruce Eichner, who wants to build 42 stories in a height limited zone of 6/7 story, that is even closer than Cornell Reality to BBG.

This development is currently being "assessed" by our City government, elected officials and concerned residents.  This is the most crucial time to put political pressure on the city, so you support is really needed at this time.

Please sign our petition and let our Elected officials know that we care about our sunlight, our air, our public spaces and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.  Tell them to say NO! to this development.  Let them know that we will fight this both in the streets and in the courts.  That we vow to only support elected officials that support our causes and protect our public assets.

Help us preserve and protect this valuable public greenspace, where over 900,000 people a year visit!

If you want more information about this, please go to Or call (718) 703-3086.

Further Things You Can Do to Support

Please support Our Fundraiser. We need to prepare our own Shadow Study and prepare for a legal challenge.  For more information please click here.

Please write an email to Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo telling her to say NO to this proposed development at

Come to Town Hall Meeting Being Conducted by Council Woman Laurie Cumbo

Thursday, December 13- 6 pm - Medgar Evers College Preparatory school 1186 Carrol St, Brooklyn N.Y. 11225

Volunteer Your Time!  Call (718) 703-3086 - Find Out What Else You Can Do!

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