Monday, October 15, 2007

Village Voice: Brooklyn Residents Chant 'Save Our Neighborhood, Yo'

The Village Voice covers the most recent protest against the Downtown Brooklyn redevelopment plan, which calls for the displacement of the Abolitionist homes and other undesirable elements (that is, undesirable according the to NYC Economic Development Corporation):
A massive throng — well, let's say a spirited assemblage — of about 100 residents of Fort Greene and surrounding neighborhoods marched through downtown Brooklyn on Saturday, protesting what they say is the demolition of a traditional African-American shopping district to make way for high-priced condos. The marchers, organized by the Brooklyn-based Families United for Racial and Economic Equality (FUREE), chanted "Hell no, we won't go!" as they followed behind East New York's Approaching Storm marching band, which set off innumerable car alarms along Myrtle Avenue and Willoughby Street with its raucous beats.
For the full article, go here.