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gentrification

43 petitions

Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to Laurie Cumbo, Eric Adams

Save The Brooklyn Botanic Garden!

Action Alert :  Come out on Tuesday, March 13 - 7 pm - Community Board 9 General Board Meeting Hearing, at MS 61 - 400 Empire Blvd, Brooklyn N.Y. 11225 __________________________________________________________________ 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! Please Support Our Fundraiser! 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. We organized and pushed back, got over 5,000 people to sign our petition, so the developer withdrew the application with the promise of coming back when he got local elected support. Now a year later 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. Now that Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo is no longer facing an election year, (this is her last term) and the developer Eichner has been reported to have given money to all of the local elected officials it appears that he will not be withdrawing his application. In the meantime, Cornell Reality is simply waiting in the wings to see what happens so that he too can re-apply with his application. 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 http://mtopp.org/bbgfund.html 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  mabend@council.nyc.gov Come to The Community Board 9 meetings on this Rezoning Proposal and Say No! Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 7 pm - Community Board 9 Land Use Committee meeting - at Carroll Community Garden Center, across the street from 890 Nostrand Ave.  bet. President and Carroll st. Tuesday, March 27 , 2017 - 7 pm - Community Board 9 General Board Meeting,  at MS 61 - 400 Empire Blvd, Brooklyn N.Y. 11225 Volunteer Your Time!  Call (718) 703-3086 - Find Out What Else You Can Do!  Please make a Donation

FLAC - Flower Lovers Against Corruption
5,448 supporters
Started 7 days ago

Petition to Children's Aid

Do NOT Sell Our CHILDREN's Safe Haven

In recent days our community learned the CHILDREN’S Aid (CA) decided in 2017 to sell the playground land to private luxury developers for 9.5 million dollars. We also discovered the CHILDREN’S Aid is still negotiating the contract with the private luxury developers. CHILDREN’s Aid stated that they have received a deposit nevertheless we understand that the CHILDREN’S Aid can still withdraw from the sale. We urge you listen to pleas from families, employees, advocates, local elected officials, and the CHILDREN and cancel the contract. Going ahead with the contract means that the Children’s Aid will fail the CHILDREN! You have already failed to communicate with the community about your organization’s “financial troubles”! Even our local elected officials have expressed how displeased they are with this sale which of they have just learned about when they had the financial aid to assist with any needed support for building maintenance. CHILDREN’S Aid also failed to do an evaluation process that involved the community to learn their thoughts and feelings of this center’s closing. Parents will now have the burden of sending their children to places that may be dangerous or submit them to adaptation process for which they may not be ready to confront as vulnerable populations. This was a shameful action for the CHILDREN’s Aid and goes opposite the stated mission, to help children in poverty to succeed and thrive in high need New York neighborhoods. Selling land to the highest bidder supports the gentrification of El Barrio. Selling out our children’s future to accommodate luxury developers interests instead of considering non profit developers or community land trusts as options shows a clear mission to gain profit from this sale. The community and the CHILDREN demand the CHILDREN’S Aid: - Withdraw from the contract - Be transparent with their finances - Abide by the REAL commitment to the community they serve- Commitment to our struggle against gentrification

Pilar Dejesus
108 supporters
Started 1 week ago

Petition to Campus Partners, The Ohio State University

Show disapproval of Campus Partners in their destruction of local business.

Ohio State students chose this school because they had the ability to be in an urban setting while still having a sense of belonging to a small community. That being said, thanks to the “improvements” to High Street, particularly at 15th and High, this community is falling apart. Campus Partners, an extension of Ohio State that is responsible for developing of the numerous projects in the campus area, claim that this project is a “long-term upgrade and enhancement to the overall physical space”. Thousands and thousands of other students here at Ohio State beg to differ. Campus Partners is taking our small community and replacing it with overpriced housing, unaffordable retail stores, and yet another gateway that will turn into a ghost town of gentrification. Sure, South Campus Gateway is pretty. But what does it have to offer our students? 3 phone stores? A Panera? What else could we need? Campus Partners and Ohio State seem to have neglected the STUDENTS needs (the reason this campus exists in the first place) and put the “leaders” of this school ahead of them. We are here because we loved this school when we first saw it. And now, all we get to see is construction project after construction project. When will it end? According to the Campus Partners director, it seems we will get to stare at construction fences and cranes until 2020 (that's after many of us will graduate). It’s time they put aside their greedy needs for money through the destruction of local businesses and instead start thinking about the students who are giving them millions of dollars to go to a campus that you’re ruining.

Alex Short
61 supporters
Started 3 weeks ago

Petition to Marc Maron

Marc Maron: Pay reparations for gentrifying Highland Park

This is an open letter to Marc Maron for his role in the gentrification of Highland Park. It is a letter is to all persons who invested in Northeast Los Angeles (NELA) since the financial collapse of 2008. By signing this petition you agree that these gentrifiers should pay reparations to local families. Marc Maron stands to make hundreds of thousands of dollars from the sale of his house in Highland Park. His 932 square foot two bedroom house is listed for $750,000. He and others like him are profiting from the process of gentrification, which has led to the massive displacement of at least a quarter of HLPs population of 70,000 people. Many of these are families of working class, largely Latinx people. Maron is deeply complicit in this process. Not only did he contribute to the rising costs of land, but also in the promotion of the land grab in the neighborhood, while misrepresenting and stereotyping his HLP neighbors on his podcast, “WTF.” The show, which he records in his garage, features wealthy celebrities and has attracted the homogenous bourgeois masses to HLP. He has shown no regard for his working class and immigrant neighbors, nor does he have a critical understanding of his presence within a community of a widely different socio-economic status. To the thousands who have been displaced from their homes and apartments -- many of them displaced more than once and eventually banished from Highland Park -- reparations should be paid. To all the new people who have moved into a neighborhood with a 38% poverty rate, you should also be made to pay reparations to the 1500 homeless persons in and around NELA, 80% of them having lived in HLP ten years or more. Now, in order to stay in Highland Park and NELA they must sleep in their cars or along the Arroyo Seco. The housing market is about to reward Mr. Maron and others with large piles of cash that they can hide behind as these families are pushed into the streets and eventually the desert beyond. Here is a reminder of 57 of those thousands of families. Marc Maron should donate every penny he makes from the sale of his house to those run over by gentrification. He should fill a sack with cash and walk along the river handing it out to the people sleeping in their tents.

Committee to Make Marc Maron Pay Reparations for Gentrification
28 supporters