This Friday December 29th at 6:00 PM members of more than two dozen New York City and other community groups who are seriously concerned about the situation in Puerto Rico, now that more than 100 days have passed since the devastation that hurricane Maria brought to the island, will converge on the south side of Union Square to have their voices heard. All residents of New York are invited to attend, but particularly those living in the East Village, Gramercy Park, Murray Hill and the Lower East Side.
SUNSET PARK, BROOKLYN — Sunset Parkers have another chance to hear from the candidates vying to represent them on the New York City Council ahead of next week's primary election.
UPROSE, a nonprofit focused on climate change and racial justice that is very active in Sunset Park, is hosting a candidate forum on Wednesday with six of the candidates for office. It will take place at Marie Heim of Sunset Park, on 46th Street and Fourth Avenue, from 6 to 8 p.m.
SUNSET PARK, BROOKLYN — At a two-and-a-half hour Community Board 7 meeting in Sunset Park on Monday, local residents aligned with community activist organization UPROSE in visceral and unequivocal opposition to the proposed Brooklyn Queens Connector(BQX), a 16-mile light rail train from Astoria to Sunset Park that they dubbed the "Gentrification Express."
SUNSET PARK, BROOKLYN — A new study by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli found that Sunset Park and Windsor Terrace are home to rapid job and population growth — but some local officials and activists say too little is known about what kinds of jobs are being created in the area, and who is benefiting.
Sunset Park activist group UPROSE wants the communities most impacted by climate change to lead the charge against it.
Serious Eats, a cooking and culinary culture website, will take over 9,000 square feet in Industry City this September.
SUNSET PARK, BROOKLYN, NY — Industry City has a new tenant dedicated to the art of eating well, as reported last week by the Sunset Park Voice. Serious Eats, a website which describes itself as providing "definitive recipes, hard-core food science, trailblazing techniques, and innovative guides to essential food and drink anywhere and everywhere," will move into the complex in September.
Uprose led its second protest in two months objecting to a weekend event at the redeveloped site.
SUNSET PARK, BROOKLYN — For the second time in two months, a group of protesters in Sunset Park picketed a weekend activity taking place inside Industry City, seeing in something seemingly innocuous a harbinger of community disruption down the road.
A Saturday protest aimed to discourage visitors from attending events like the Brooklyn Crush Wine and Artisanal Food Festival.