April 28th, 2009
(Photo credit: William Alatriste on Flickr)
At 12:30pm today, the opposition to the Dock Street Dumbo development, a proposed 18-story development will be taking their case to the City Hall. According to an email from the Dumbo Neighborhood Alliance, “this event will act as the platform to address the truths and myths behind the project and the direct impact it will have on citizens of New York and around the world. The only way to save the Brooklyn Bridge — whether or not you live in New York City — is to call or email New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn: (212) 788-7210 / council.nyc.gov/d3/html/members/home.shtml (click contact Speaker Quinn) and Mayor Michael Bloomberg: call 311 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also at the event, an Open Letter of Opposition to Mayor Bloomberg [ed: DNA's wording. probably meant to say Dock St project], created in the name of the many preservation groups, historians, citizens and stars including Gabriel Byrne, Gary Sinise, Helen Hunt, Ana Gasteyer and Ken Burns who have strongly voiced their opposition to this controversial project which would forever alter the Big Apple skyline, will be unveiled.“
When: Tuesday, April 28th @ 12:30pm
Where: City Hall, 260 Broadway
Who: Experts expected to attend and speak include two time Pulitzer Prize winning author and historian David McCullough, New York City Council Members David Yassky, Tony Avella and Bill de Blasio, Doreen Gallo, Executive Director of the DUMBO Neighborhood Association (DNA), DUMBO resident and actor Skipp Sudduth (“Third Watch” and “Law and Order”), as well as executives from groups such as The Municipal Art Society and The National Trust for Historic Preservation and Historic Districts Council.
More at Brooklyn Daily Eagle.