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Protesters march against Industry City rezoning, climate change, and many, many other causes

“We’re saying no to the Industry City proposal because they’re not in the business to help the community and be climate resilient,” said Summer Sandoval, the energy democracy coordinator at a local environmental advocacy organization called Uprose. “We need to move our waterfront from what it is today into a climate-ready waterfront that addresses climate mitigation and resilience.”

Dumbo climate strike highlights communities of color

“For a lot of young people and the conversation around the climate strike it’s about 10 years, but this is a lived experience for so many people we brought to the protest,” said AJ Hudson, an organizer with the Sunset Park-based Latino community organization Uprose. “It’s not a theoretical emergency, it’s something they’re dealing with right now.”

Prime real estate: Amazon expanding to Sunset Park

Sunset Park is about to get a big delivery.

Amazon will open a distribution center at Liberty View Industrial Plaza. The online sales giant inked a seven-year lease for an undisclosed chunk of the massive industrial building, according to real estate watchers the Real Deal. The center could bring a ton of new jobs to the area, but some Sunset Parkers question the potential quality, given Amazon’s less-than-stellar labor reputation, one workforce advocate said.