Show Up for the Bedford-Union Armory Community Forum

As proposed, the Bedford-Union Armory project amounts to a gift of a public asset to one of the developers leading efforts to privatize the city's affordable housing and gentrify its low-income communities.
The project would exacerbate the ongoing displacement of people of color from Crown Heights. Developer BFC Partners was selected by the City to redevelop the publicly-owned armory into community facilities and 300 residential units. Half of these apartments are slated to be "affordable" -- but not at rents that most neighborhood residents can afford. This would be business as usual for BFC, which has made a fortune using public subsidies to develop luxury housing unaffordable for existing residents, often using construction contractors with documented records of worker exploitation.
Brooklyn DSA is working with progressive local elected officials and neighborhood groups to halt approval of BFC's project and envision a truly affordable redevelopment of the armory that Crown Heights residents could call home.
WHEN
November 15, 2016 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
WHERE
Middle School 61
400 Empire Blvd
Brooklyn, NY 11225
United States
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CONTACT
Lawton · 347-456-5924
2016-11-15 18:30:00 2016-11-15 20:30:00 America/New_York Show Up for the Bedford-Union Armory Community Forum As proposed, the Bedford-Union Armory project amounts to a gift of a public asset to one of the developers leading efforts to privatize the city's affordable housing and gentrify its low-income communities. The project would exacerbate the ongoing displacement of people of color from Crown Heights. Developer BFC Partners was selected by the City to redevelop the publicly-owned armory into community facilities and 300 residential units. Half of these apartments are slated to be "affordable" -- but not at rents that most neighborhood residents can afford. This would be business as usual for BFC, which has made a fortune using public subsidies to develop luxury housing unaffordable for existing residents, often using construction contractors with documented records of worker exploitation. Brooklyn DSA is working with progressive local elected officials and neighborhood groups to halt approval of BFC's project and envision a truly affordable redevelopment of the armory that Crown Heights residents could call home. Middle School 61, 400 Empire Blvd, Brooklyn, NY 11225, United States Lawton
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