From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Strange Days

March 23, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11201, 11211, 11249, DUMBO, DUMBO Brooklyn, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

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Quicklink: Honey Smacks

WGNAscChoice quote/excerpt:

…So residents of Greenpoint and Williamsburg, do you want Cheerios (real affordable housing at income levels that residents that are so desperate for a affordable home can afford) or Honey Smacks that the non-binding agreements by the Bloomberg administration and the City Council created. If you look at the tower plan from the 77 Commercial Street Environmental Assessment Statement, it lays out affordable housing which is out of reach to most residents and yet it’s heavily subsidized…

Subsidized = our tax dollars are paying for affordable housing that is not, in fact, affordable. Those of you who want to read a concise, easy to follow breakdown as to why affordable housing as put forth by Two Trees and Clipper Equities (77 Commercials Street) is little more than smoke and mirrors— among many other things— please do give this tome a read. It is time well spent.

Williamsburg Street Art Du Jour: The Word On The Street

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From North 5th Street.

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
Email:leah@indamine.com
Contact: Leah Kreger Phone-347-731-7159
PRESS ADVISORY

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.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Sugar Rush

March 9, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11211, Gentrification, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Domino Sugar Lust from 2e. on Vimeo.

A fellow named Max writes:

I hope all is well. Opinions on the new Domino development?

I’ve made a serious effort lately to document as much as possible while it’s still there. I also made a stop motion video I think you’ll get a good laugh out of, if nothing else. Feel free to post if you enjoy it!

Done! As for the new Domino design: if I didn’t know better, I’d swear it was plucked from the pages of The Onion. Of course, there’s renderings and reality. In north Brooklyn the two rarely match.

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