A Curbed report says that someone posted a sign in front of the currently-closed-for-renovations Empire Fulton Ferry Park. The sign as transcribed by Curbed says:
Boycott this thoughtless project of a rich individual’s boredom
In order to install the carousel in the park,
- A majestic tree will be chopped down
- Nature all around will be destroyed
- As will the peace and quiet we’ve enjoyed
- No more geese – either chased or terrified by the racket and the crowds
Inevitably, this “mini amusement park” will attract unprecedented crowds, junk-food concession stands, and, in turn, rats at night.
All this because an idle person, Jane Walentas, wife of a developer already responsible for several Dumbo eyesores, has nothing better to do and plenty of power and money to do it. No doubt she thinks of it as her great legacy, for which we should all be thankful. After all, you are incapable of teaching your children to be entertained by a mere park. They must have a whirligig that will improve their lives.
Fight the bully! Go online and tell Jane Walenta [sic] that money doesn’t buy everything. Certainly not our admiration.
Is this about NIMBY, anti-Walentas, or both?