Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Coverage of April 7th Town Hall Meeting

Photo credit: Brownstoner.com

In Brownstoner today, Cate Corcoran reports on last night's town hall meeting with Borough President Eric Adams:

"An overflow crowd estimated at more than 400 people packed a town hall meeting about high-rise development in Prospect Lefferts Gardens last night. Borough President Eric Adams, who lives in the area, State Senator Kevin Parker, Council Member Mathieu Eugene and Deputy Borough President Diana Reyna listened to comments and questions from the audience following a presentation by the Prospect Park East Network, which convened the meeting. ..."

As does Curbed, which notes:
"... A number of city officials and politicians, including Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, were there to hear their concerns—and boy, did they get an earful."

This article goes on to emphasize:
 "residents and elected officials did stress they aren't against development or affordable housing, they simply aren't willing to accept just any type of building in exchange for a handful of affordable units."

The Q at Parkside has this to say:
"But if you still think it's just about a tall building, [...]. The tower is a symbol, a stand-in for all that's happening all around us"