Disapprove the proposed project as it exists or halt the process until the Bushwick community can be included in its envisioning.

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Annie Doran
8 years ago
I am a Bushwick resident and I do not want to see decisions being made that better serve those who benefit financially from the gentrification of Bushwick over those who already live here and those who may desire to become a part of the community who are not generating a very high income. I also believe community members' opinion of what happens in their own neighborhood should be the first priority when making changes.

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Michael Higgins
8 years ago
Redevelopment should come at the benefit of those who live in the area, and shouldn't be a means to push them out.

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Matt Shaw
8 years ago
change happens, but the city shouldnt be promoting it with large scale rezoning like this. it would throw off a gradually evolving and relatively stable market. the proposal also seems to add nothing to the area and only benefits those who would move in, or those who would stand to make substantial profits from this.

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Sara Stevens
8 years ago
Over the last 5 years, I have seen Bushwick change considerably - luxury buildings, boutique shops, and expensive grocery shops are popping up everywhere. These changes are not only pushing out people who cannot afford the higher rents, but also pushing the two main ethnic groups further and further apart (hispanics and hipsters). The long time residents of Bushwick and any resident who cares about affordable housing and the preservation of Bushwick's atmosphere and history should be given the chance to have a say in the planning of changes. The changes I want to see are clean parks, better schools, safer streets, and affordable housing. These things should be the City's concern. Thank you.

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Roland Marconi
8 years ago
Gentrification and over-development is moving much too quickly in Bushwick. Afforable rents are disappearing. The Bushwick community needs to be involved in this process. Please disapprove this proposed project.

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Occupy Gay Street
8 years ago
as a resident of Bushwick, I'm opposed to this because it will force families out of the neighborhood due to rising rents.

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keith dickerson
8 years ago
I live in Bushwick, why wasn't I aware of this before it was voted on?

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anne Stanner
8 years ago
This planned building leads to more gentrification and make it impossible for ordinary people to afford to live in NYC. The creative class (artists, designers, etc.) as well as recent college graduates have flocked to Bushwick because of affordable space, but as has happened in many NYC neighborhoods, such as the East Village, Chelsea, and now even Harlem, they are being replaced by luxury residential- buildings (condos or rentals)that are unaffordable. This drives away or keeps away creative people who cold add to the NYC economy, and our city suffers because of it.

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Liz Malarkey
8 years ago
Resident of Bushwick

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Kirsten Drabin-Gray
8 years ago
We need more gardens and outdoor space in these neighborhoods! Aside from the hipsters doing their thing, real New Yorkers need access to fresh fruit, vegetables and a place they can put their hands in the ground. The poorest residents of Bushwick can't even afford much fruits and veggies on their WIC money. By not overbuilding, they can grow their very own. It is a magical thing for a kid to do, especially one where cracked sidewalks and graffiti hallways are their norm.