Monday, February 25, 2008

USBA Meeting with the Clarett Group Thursday

On Thursday morning, the Union-Sackett Block Association Core Committee will meet with Daniel Hollander, the Senior Managing Director of Clarett Group, along with other representatives from the Clarett Group. The meeting will be held at Clarett's Manhattan offices and members of the USBA will reiterate to Clarett the importance of working with the community, express community concerns about design and construction, and prepare for another meeting scheduled for March, when Clarett will present its plans for 340 Court St. to the entire community.

There will be an update about this meeting later in the week.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Support the Hoyt Street Alliance

Photo courtesy : A Brooklyn Life

Please read the blog entries on Pardon Me for Asking and Gowanus Lounge to learn about the Hoyt Street Alliance's opposition to a proposed oyster bar located directly next to the Black Mountian Wine House on the corner of Hoyt and Union.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn Events

Sunday, February 10th, 3 PM: Atlantic Yards "Camera Club" Mobilization

A "photographers' rights free expression mobilization" responding to the harassment of video artist/teacher Katherin McInnis by an MTA police officer last Sunday, February 3rd on public property within the Atlantic Yards footprint. We will discuss photographers' rights and the Atlantic Yards situation, then walk and photograph within the footprint. Depending on circumstances, we may have the opportunity to engage in respectful information exchange with MTA police and/or private security personnel. End point: Freddy's Bar and Backroom, 485 Dean Street, corner of Sixth Avenue.

MTA cop tries to stop videographer at Atlantic Yards site
Atlantic Yards Report

Meet at the Brooklyn Bears Community Garden, Pacific Street and Flatbush Avenue, entrance on Pacific. If there's *heavy* rain or snow, we'll change the meeting place to Freddy's Bar, 485 Dean, corner of Sixth Avenue.

Photographers, videographers, bloggers, and supporters. News media are welcome.


Tuesday, February 26, 7:30pm. BROOKLYN HEIGHTS ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING: "What Is the Future of Life in NYC"

Saint Francis College Auditorium
180 Remsen Street (between Court & Clinton Streets). Keynote Speaker
Clyde Haberman
Acclaimed New York Times "NYC" Columnist
"What Is the Future of Life in NYC".

Thursday, March 13, 7pm. DDDB Community Meeting:

Update on the Struggle Against Ratner's Atlantic Yards Project and For Fair Development

Hanson Place United Methodist Church. Main Sanctuary
144 Saint Felix Street at Hanson Place [Map]
Fort Greene, Brooklyn

Subways: 2, 3, 4, 5, B, D, N, R, Q to Atlantic/Pacific.

Get the latest updates on the community's fight against the destructive Atlantic Yards project, including news on the political and legal effort to stop the project. Also, learn about the community's alternative plan to develop the rail yards with truly affordable housing, community-friendly open space and no abuse of eminent domain. City and State elected officials will attend and be available for Q&A.

More details to come as the date approaches.

The meeting is open to all. Please save the date, and bring a friend.

Visit Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn for more information.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Saturday Meeting Reminder

Please join us this Saturday to discuss updates on 340 Court St., downzoning in Carroll Gardens, and other important neighborhood issues.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Correspondence with the Clarett Group

We've been in communication with Clarett Group in hopes of scheduling another meeting with the community. Here is a copy of the correspondance [click images to enlarge]: