If you can’t make it, but care about this issue, please email City Council. More information here.
Here’s the scoop on the hearing via Greenpointers:
The last of the public meetings will take place Thursday, December 5th, 2013 and this is your last chance to do something.
Location: 250 Broadway Committee Room 16th Floor
Time for Commercial Street meeting: 9:30 am
Time for Greenpoint Landing meeting: 1:00 pm
Greenpointers also spoke with Kim Masson of savegreenpoint.org, who had this to say:
The last time I met with Councilman Levin he made it clear that Greenpoint residents need to step up and speak out at the Council Hearing. If we bombard them with speakers, then we have a swinging chance. Unfortunately we’ve seen a lot of voices speaking in favor of affordable housing and not enough speaking out against toxicity. So if you care about your health and your kid’s health, I urge everyone come out Dec 5th and prove to the city you don’t approve of these projects. People may also contact all the voting members by email and phone calls. We’ve provided a sample letter on our website which people may use to get their message across. But as our Councilman Steve Levin said, it is important we have bodies at the hearing. At the last public hearing 19 speakers (mostly paid lawyers) spoke out in favor of the developments, and only 9 testified against. With the odds stacked against us, it is no wonder the City is green lighting these projects. We’ve got a David and Goliath situation here and for this meeting we’re going to need a lot more slingshots.
Masson had this to say about DeBlasio:
We’ve contacted Bill DeBlasio and he never got back to us. I’m not surprised considering he worked with the Toll Bros. Developers in Gowanus to fight against it’s Superfund designation. They were such good friends, the Toll Bros. even threw DeBlasio’s birthday fundraiser party for him! No wonder DeBlasio thought it was cool to place people on top of the most fetid toxic waterways in the country.