From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part II: Buy Back Domino

May 30, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11211, Gentrification, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

This press release comes courtesy of Phil DePaolo:

Williamsburg Independent People ( WIP )
136 Grand St. Brooklyn, NY 11211
Contact: Leah Kreger Phone-347-731-7159

Buy Back Domino
Thursday May 30 2013

Time & Location: Thursday May 30 @ 9PM. Location- The East façade of The Domino Sugar Factory on Kent Avenue between South 2nd St and South 3rd St in Williamsburg Brooklyn.

Background: Williamsburg Independent People ( WIP ) a group of community members who are presenting a light show protest by the Illuminator. The Illuminators mission is to smash the myths of the information industry and shine a light on the urgent issues of out time. The Illuminator art collective disrupts the patterns of everyday life, and embodies the social and political transformations for which the occupy movement/99% movement continues to fight.

Our Demands: WIP intends to offer a community buy-out of the site.

WIP believes that like Penn Station, the destruction Domino without exploring a different vision for this historic site is a mistake in the making that can’t be undone.

WIP offers a solution that is better for the Community City and State by creating a cultural center which would include affordable housing for the community,
private museum spaces, a hotel, marina, green roofs and vertical gardens and would demonstrate green technology by using alternate means, wind, wave, geothermal and solar to produce all the energy to run the facility.

The Domino Sugar Site would be part of a 5 borough cultural attraction that is reachable by ferry boat.

The members of WIP are increasingly dismayed that the Two Trees’ plan fails to properly consider the impact of extreme density or consider any kind of alternative to enhance this historic industrial site. We have a greater vision that would benefit the City and the community.

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