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Thanksgiving Update: Thank you for all the support!

First a little news- Because this fight is about much more than Saving the Promenade, we have changed our name to A Better Way NYC.  This name reflects our goal of building a broad coalition to address the environmental, economic and community concerns around the rehabilitation of the BQE and reflects the need to encourage NYC DOT to think about transportation requirements for the next century as it plans for this massive project.  We feel confident that working together, we can find A Better Way for all of NYC and in doing so, we can protect the Promenade.

These last seven weeks have been remarkable and the work we have begun to accomplish is a reflection of the tremendous support and energy that you, our supporters, have brought to the cause. So, in the spirit of Thanksgiving we wanted to take a moment and express our gratitude for:

  • Our thousands of supporters and hundreds of volunteers in Brooklyn and around the world for showing up, signing up, and spreading the word. Over 50,000 people have signed our petition!
  • The calls and letters sent to Senator Kavanagh, Assemblywoman Joanne Simon, U.S. Representative Nydia Velázquez and NYC Councilman Steve Levin. We got confirmation this week in a very productive meeting that your voices were heard, loud and clear—Let’s keep it up! 
  • The journalists who recognize the significance of this issue and have amplified our message through their coverage:  Thank you, Wall St Journal and WPIX!
  •   The esteemed representatives of major landmarks and civics groups – your energy and commitment will continue to serve us well
  • Our partner organizations and consultants who have given this mission 110% — you inspire us every day
  • The remarkable community that’s come together from Brooklyn, New York and around the world to find A Better Way

There is much more to come but until then, Happy Thanksgiving! 
 
Sincerely,

A Better Way NYC 

Formerly Save The Promenade 

Laura Winner
3 years ago