Community responds to Giant Possible Arson Fire in Greenpoint/Williamsburg, Thursday, May 11, 10am, at Oak and Franklin Street intersection – no rain
The North Brooklyn Alliance is a broad coalition of 35 Greenpoint and Williamsburg-based community organizations, businesses and partners from other neighborhoods throughout the City who are also the victims of over development and poor public policy. The mission of the Alliance is to ensure that big, important benefits, promised to the community, by the City, during the rezoning process are fulfilled. Unresolved zoning issues and community needs are also the Alliance’s concern, plus advocating for the creation of an action plan for timely and effective progress before any more catastrophic damage is done.
May 11th marks the one year anniversary of the City Council approval of the Mayor’s rezoning plan and it has become clear to the community leaders that corrective actions are needed now!
As controversy swirls over the possible criminal source of the fire, the North Brooklyn Alliance is calling this public gathering to proclaim the community’s outrage over the endangered lives, and lost history at the burned 100 –year-old warehouse landmark, and to demonstrate the unity that exists to work to protect the neighborhood from avaricious developers. Rather than succeeding to demoralize residents, the huge fire has catalyzed community attention and resolve to fight for community benefits, not destruction, and to protect the neighborhood from harm by avaricious developers.