Culture on the Cheap
Nydia Velazquez Rocks!
Filed under: Bushwick, Greenpoint Magic, Long Island City, Queens, Williamsburg
This video (which I learned about via Queens Crap) does not pertain to Brooklyn per se, but it all too eloquently explains how eminent domain abuse and excessive (and contextually inappropriate) development harms working class neighborhoods and small business owners.
The building boom is over. How can this city’s officials honestly purport that ousting businesses at Willet’s Point and razing it to the ground (in the hopes that someone develops it) is progress? Really? What’s happening in my neighborhood and in Williamsburg* should be a sobering testament to the contrary.
*Both of which are located in her district. See for yourself!