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Rise to protect Sunset Park: The current Industry City rezoning plan would accelerate gentrification and displacement

This is a false choice. Menchaca can both reject the Industry City plan, eschew developer-led rezoning and usher in a planning process that is community-based, equitable, and provides thousands of good-paying jobs for local residents. Work towards this vision for has already begun and was recently debuted at Brooklyn’s Community Board 7 by the Sunset Park community-based organization UPROSE, in their Green Resilient Improvement District (GRID) proposal. UPROSE’s GRID offers a compelling alternative to Industry City’s plan, and illustrates a future where the waterfront’s development can help bring about a more sustainable, resilient and dynamic future for South Brooklyn.

New York City groups are helping to bring Puerto Rico out of the dark

Hurricane Maria knocked out the power in Puerto Rico and destroyed thousands of homes, but residents have shown resilience with the help of climate justice activists providing them with the necessities they need to survive.

El Puente, a Latino organization based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, that focuses on social justice, education and climate change issues, has raised enough money to purchase thousands of lanterns — which Puerto Ricans on the island view as a glimmer of hope to help guide them through the dark. 

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City's Transport Workers Union backs de Blasio's Brooklyn-Queens connector trolley plan

The city's transit union is onboard with Mayor de Blasio’s trolley.

The leadership of Transport Workers Union Local 100 will offer Monday its endorsement of the controversial Brooklyn-Queens Connector, a proposed 16-mile waterfront streetcar. Read more