East New Yorkers Urged to Reject City’s Rezoning Plan

October 20, 2015

BROWNSVILLE — Elected officials and Brooklyn neighbors impacted by the city’s previous rezoning plans showed up in full force Monday night, urging residents to vote against Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposal to rezone East New York.

Locals packed into the Brownsville Multi-Service Center for the standing-room only meeting with city officials, voicing concerns with the mayor’s manifesto to bring thousands of affordable units to the neighborhood...

Members from the group Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park attended the hearing to share their experiences in the Greenpoint and Williamsburg rezoning.

North Brooklyn residents spoke out against “broken promises” from the city, saying they have yet to see the completion of their nearly 30 acres of parkland promised as part of the 2005 waterfront rezoning plan.

“It changes your neighborhood like you can’t even imagine,” said resident Kim Fraser.

“With us, I really feel like it was a big bait and switch. This is the bait, tonight’s presentation, and then down the road, they’re going to switch it.”…

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photo credit: DNAinfo/Camille Bautista


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