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No To Displacement in Sunset Park

On July 23, Community Board 7 held its first town hall meeting regarding the rezoning proposal put forth by Industry City which would drastically change the last major manufacturing waterfront remaining in New York. UPROSE supporters showed up in strong numbers to silently protest the rezoning which, we affirm, would cause the displacement of local residents by the elite and the replacement of well-paying manufacturing jobs with low-paying service jobs. Instead of working to support their own families, Sunset Park residents face the real threat of having to work for and serve the new elite taking over the waterfront. Sunset Park is NOT a playground for the rich. Sunset Park is not for sale. Our red and black POWWA flags covered the outside sidewalk and stood watch during the town hall meeting. Join us in our fight to preserve local jobs and local residents.