|July 16, 2006|
(Union St. and Prospect Park West – 2/3 Subway to Grand Army Plaza, B/Q to 7th Avenue)
Join Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn and thousands of your friends and neighbors this Sunday at Brooklyn’s Grand Army Plaza to rally against Forest City Ratner’s “Atlantic Yards” scheme, and in favor of appropriate, inclusive, and innovative development. Fight government support of eminent domain abuse at taxpayer expense! Show the world that Brooklynites of every stripe are united in opposition to this naked land grab.
PERFORMANCES BY: . Family Music Superstar DAN ZANES . BEATBOXER ENTERTAINMENT . REVEREND BILLY and the STOP SHOPPING GOSPEL CHOIR . Brooklyn’s Own Acrobats, Jugglers and Stiltwalkers from LAVA and CIRCUS AMOK
FEATURED SPEAKERS: . Council Member LETITIA JAMES . Council Member CHARLES BARRON . BOB LAW – Activist, Entrepreneur, Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn Advisory Board Member . REV. DENNIS DILLON – Chief Executive Minister, The Brooklyn Christian Center, DDDB Advisory Board Member . STEVE BUSCEMI – Actor, Director. DDDB Advisory Board Member . ED CARTER – Fort Greene Public Housing activist . NELLIE HESTER BAILEY – Harlem Tenants’ Council . BRENDA STOKELY – New York Solidarity Coalition With Katrina/Rita Survivors . DANIEL GOLDSTEIN – DDDB Spokesperson
– RALLY EMCEEs Robin Cloud and Roger Paz
SUPPORT: . Democratic, Sensibly scaled & Progressive Development . Permanent, Truly Affordable Housing . Sustainable Jobs & Careers . Community-based Planning . A positive vision for Brooklyn’s future!
OPPOSE: . Eminent Domain Abuse at Taxpayer Expense . Instant Gentrification . Extreme Density . Unmitigated Traffic Congestion . Privatization of Public Space . Taxation Without Representation
RALLY CO-SPONSORS: . Art Without Walls . Atlantic Avenue Betterment Association . Bear’s Garden . Brooklyn Doctors for Healthy Neighborhoods . Brooklyn Vision . Cambridge Place Action Coalition . Caring For Creators of Change . Coalition for a Livable West Side . Dean Street Block Association (4th-5th Avenues) . East Pacific Block Association . Fans for Fair Play . Fifth Avenue Committee . Fort Greene Association . Freddy’s Bar & Back Room . Friends & Residents of Greater Gowanus . Harlem Tenants’ Association . Kings County Green Party . New York Solidarity Coalition With Katrina/Rita Survivors . New York Preservation Alliance . Park Slope Greens . Park Slope Neighbors . Prospect Heights Action Coalition . Red Tent Women’s Project . Sierra Club-NYC Group . The Society for Clinton Hill . South Portland Block Association . Time’s Up! . Warren St. Marks Community Garden
If you would like to volunteer on the day of the rally, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.