THE FORT GREENE DUST BOWL
  • Petitioned Letitia James

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Councilmember
Letitia James
FORT GREENER PARK
THE FORT GREENE DUST BOWL
Asst. Councilmember
Gigi Davis-Elliott
The Fort Greene Park Conservancy, Inc.
The Fort Greene Park Conservancy, Inc.
The Fort Greene Park Conservancy, Inc.
Amanda Macklowe Atlas
The Fort Greene Park Conservancy, Inc., Chairperson
Charles Jarden
The Fort Greene Park Conservancy, Inc.
Daly Clement
The Fort Greene Park Conservancy, Inc.
Julia Rhodes Davis
The Fort Greene Park Conservancy, Inc.
Ruth Learnard Goldstein
The Fort Greene Park Conservancy, Inc.
Joseph Gutleber
The Fort Greene Park Conservancy, Inc.
Wilhelmena Rhodes Kelly
The Fort Greene Park Conservancy, Inc.
Katherine Kim
The Fort Greene Park Conservancy, Inc.
Fred Lasker
The Fort Greene Park Conservancy, Inc.
Jeffrey Sandgrund
The Fort Greene Park Conservancy, Inc.
Brenna Smith
The Fort Greene Park Conservancy, Inc.
Karina Margit Erdelyi
New York Governor
New York State Senate
New York State House
New York
Gov. Andrew Cuomo
New York-025
State Sen. Velmanette Montgomery

THE FORT GREENE DUST BOWL

    1. Petition by

      FORT GREENER PARK

PETITION THE FORT GREENE DUST BOWL:  WHY CAN'T THEY PLANT GRASS SO EVERYONE CAN ENJOY THE PARK? LET'S SUPPORT A REAL AND PERMENANT SOCCER FIELD (ASTRO TURF?). 

1. The park is for everyone to enjoy.

2. No one likes to play in the dirt and broken glass. 

3. No one likes to get dust in their eyes or breathe it in (who knows what's in it)

4. Put a permanent soccer field (astro turf – easy to maintain!)

5. Having a nicer park is an amenity and helps increase property values!

 

FYI – so let's all put our personal adgendas aside and make the park great for everyone! It's not just about kids, dogs or soccer – it's all of them! Any suggestion is welcome to solve this eyesore. 

To:
Letitia James, Councilmember
THE FORT GREENE DUST BOWL, FORT GREENER PARK
Gigi Davis-Elliott, Asst. Councilmember
The Fort Greene Park Conservancy, Inc., The Fort Greene Park Conservancy, Inc.
Amanda Macklowe Atlas, The Fort Greene Park Conservancy, Inc.
Charles Jarden, The Fort Greene Park Conservancy, Inc., Chairperson
Daly Clement, The Fort Greene Park Conservancy, Inc.
Julia Rhodes Davis, The Fort Greene Park Conservancy, Inc.
Ruth Learnard Goldstein, The Fort Greene Park Conservancy, Inc.
Joseph Gutleber, The Fort Greene Park Conservancy, Inc.
Wilhelmena Rhodes Kelly, The Fort Greene Park Conservancy, Inc.
Katherine Kim, The Fort Greene Park Conservancy, Inc.
Fred Lasker, The Fort Greene Park Conservancy, Inc.
Jeffrey Sandgrund, The Fort Greene Park Conservancy, Inc.
Brenna Smith, The Fort Greene Park Conservancy, Inc.
Karina Margit Erdelyi, The Fort Greene Park Conservancy, Inc.
New York Governor
New York State Senate
New York State House
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York
State Sen. Velmanette Montgomery, New York-025
PLANT GRASS SO EVERYONE CAN ENJOY THE PARK.
CAN WE ALSO SET UP A PERMANENT SOCCER FIELD USING ASTRO TURF FOR WEAR AND TEAR. (fence it close it in with netting to keep dogs off of it.)

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. ARTILE IN THE BROOKLYN PAPER!

      Group starts petition to turn Fort Greene dust bowl into grass-covered soccer field

      Some soccer players in Fort Greene Park are demanding that the city install a permanent soccer field on a grassless patch of dirt near the corner of Washington and Dekalb avenues that they claim got that way because of overuse by a bunch of soccer players who illegally use the area for pick-up games every Sunday.

    2. REAL PRICING FOR ASTRO TURF

      Synthetic turf field is about $110 per square feet. This is including drainage work under the turf.

    3. Article on the Fort Greene Patch

      http://fortgreene.patch.com/groups/local-connections/p/locals-draft-petition-for-dust-bowls-removal-from-fort-greene-park

      fyi – it's not just about astro turf! we are open to any solution to this problem.

      Locals Draft Petition for Dust Bowl's Removal From Fort Greene Park

      The Change.org petition asks for the field to be converted into a "real and permanent soccer field" using astro turf and grass.

    4. INTERVIEW WITH CUNY TV

      Hopefully this will shed some light on the issue.

    5. DNA INFO NEW YORK ARTICLE ON THE DUSTBOWL!

      Locals Want Ft. Greene Park's 'Dust Bowl' Covered with Grass and Astro Turf - Fort Greene - DNAinfo.com New York

      FORT GREENE - Fort Greene locals are tired of waiting for the dust to settle. After four years of letter writing, flyering and organizing, neighbors have started a petition asking park officials and local politicians for help in removing a large dirt field in Fort Greene Park known to many as the "Dust Bowl."

    6. Reached 50 signatures
    7. fighting this issue since 2006!!!!

    8. Reached 25 signatures
    9. also send Veronica White, an email...

    10. Reached 5 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Jabali Sawicki BROOKLYN, NY
      • 9 months ago

      Less lead more soccer!

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    • Siena Shaw BROOKLYN, NY
      • 9 months ago

      I am concerned about the amount of lead in the dust that is blowing around because there is no grass in that area.

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    • Braden King BROOKLYN, NY
      • 11 months ago

      We want to improve Fort Greene Park for all!

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    • Sujay Jhaveri BROOKLYN, NY
      • 11 months ago

      Dustbowl is bad.

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    • Paul La Calandra BROOKLYN, NY
      • 11 months ago

      I play soccer and I think this park needs a major face lift

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