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OPINION – Poison Land and Poison Rhetoric: Gowanus Rezone Proponent Uses Personal Attacks to Sidestep Public Health Concerns
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OPINION – Poison Land and Poison Rhetoric: Gowanus Rezone Proponent Uses Personal Attacks to Sidestep Public Health Concerns

Rendering of the post-rezoning Gowanus canal bridge crossing with waterfront development and pedestrian activity. (Rendering from the Department of City Planning website)By Nora Almeida, Linda LaViolette and Miranda Sielaff In a take-down attempt that’s short on evidence and heavy on pro-developer talking points, Michelle de la Uz’s

OPINION: Gowanus Green Opposition Offers Up NIMBY Misinformation Cloaked in Progressivism
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OPINION: Gowanus Green Opposition Offers Up NIMBY Misinformation Cloaked in Progressivism

Courtesy of Marvel Architects/SCAPE Landscape ArchitectsBy Michelle de la Uz A recent opinion piece by several Gowanus residents opposed to affordable housing development in their neighborhood, unfortunately, continued a pattern of dangerously misleading rhetoric about the Gowanus Green development. As a 43-year old nonprofit comprehensive community development corporation whose

South Brooklyn Marine Terminal To Become A Wind Turbine Assembly and Maintenance Plant, Bringing 1,200 Jobs To Sunset Park
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South Brooklyn Marine Terminal To Become A Wind Turbine Assembly and Maintenance Plant, Bringing 1,200 Jobs To Sunset Park

Elizabeth Yeampierre estimates that her team at UPROSE – the Brooklyn community-based environmental justice organization she oversees – has been advocating for the creation of green jobs along the industrial waterfront of Sunset Park for over two decades. “I found a flyer the other day at UPROSE that was dated ‘97 or

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