Do not tear down the Eagle sign in brooklyn
  • Petitioning Brad Lander

This petition will be delivered to:

Council Member
Brad Lander
Architect
David Pollock
Council Member 33rd District
Stephen Levin

Do not tear down the Eagle sign in brooklyn

    1. Daniel Haliloua
    2. Petition by

      Daniel Haliloua

      Brooklyn, NY

The Sign has been up since 1951, and is one of the last remaining signs of its kind in Brooklyn. The Eagle clothing company opened in the factory back in 1951 until it filed for bankruptcy in 1989. 

It should be landmarked.

The reason U-Haul says they can't keep it is because Installing the sign on top of two additional floors would make the entire structure too tall for city height limits,.

Also, the sign would have been impossible to restore properly because many of its parts, especially the neon sections that once lit up the Gowanus sky, don't exist anymore. (Find that hard to believe. Wonder how hard they looked)

To:
Brad Lander, Council Member
David Pollock, Architect
Stephen Levin, Council Member 33rd District
This is a petition to keep U-Haul from tearing down a Brooklyn Landmark.
We will be getting many, many more signatures and would like your help in stopping U-Haul from continuing this project.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Meeting Scheduled

      Daniel Haliloua
      Director of Business Development

      I have a meeting with Brad Lander (councilman) at 4pm on Monday.

    2. Reached 250 signatures
    3. Eagle Sign Coming Down

      Daniel Haliloua
      Director of Business Development

      All, ias many of you know the Eagle letters are officially down. Uhaul has promised to keep the letters and incorporate them into the design of the new facility. This petition will be evolving and changing so that we can begin work on Landmarking the Kentile floors sign.

      -dan

    4. Council Members

      Daniel Haliloua
      Director of Business Development

      Just spoke with Reps for Brad Lander and Stephen Levin. Let's add some more signatures here.

    5. Reached 100 signatures
    6. Update

      Daniel Haliloua
      Director of Business Development

      Going to update this petition and get someone from Change to circulate it internally.

    7. Reached 25 signatures
    8. Article From DNA Info

      Daniel Haliloua
      Director of Business Development
      Eagle Clothes Sign Being Torn Down After More Than 60 Years in Brooklyn

      GOWANUS - A beloved piece of the Brooklyn skyline is about to disappear. The Eagle Clothes sign that's loomed over the corner of Third Avenue and Sixth Street for more than half a century will be torn down this week, said a representative of U-Haul, which owns the building on which the iconic sign sits.

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • patricia rivera BROOKLYN, NY
      • 4 months ago

      This is one of the many amazing faces that is apart of brooklyn why would you want to take that away from all the people who come to brooklyn to check out the area. This sign is a symbol of brooklyn. People made shirts and art about this sign. Bring the sign back to it birth place.

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    • Michael Jones BROOKLYN, NY
      • 7 months ago

      Brooklyn resident who loves old signs.

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    • Deborah Greig BROOKLYN, NY
      • 9 months ago

      It is a symbol of Brooklyn!

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    • Jason Duncan BROOKLYN, NY
      • 9 months ago

      This is a historical sign that needs to be preserved. it is apart of the Brooklyn landscape that makes Brooklyn unique.

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    • Judith Hill BROOKLYN, NY
      • 9 months ago

      It's a landmark. Plain and simple. Save the Eagle sign!

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