8/22/19 at 9:30 am on Thursday (Allow time for security check)

80 Centre Street, NY 10013, Part 62 Room 122

before Justice Julio Rodriguez III

We Are Fort Greene

The Parks Department misrepresented the health of the 58 mature trees marked for removal -- a total of 71 trees will be endangered, including an additional 13 due to extreme pruning and adjacent excavation under their Parks Without Borders redesign plan.

We welcome an influx of money that would preserve, restore and enhance current and historic park features. NYC Parks are supposed to be stewards of these publicly owned spaces and residents expect them to implement community input and maintain the character of our neighborhood park.

Fort Greene residents say NO to Parks Without Borders redesign of the Park; NO to cutting down healthy trees and eliminating shade; NO to dismantling historic features; NO to concrete instead of green.

Trailer - Joni Mitchell Protest Song (3:35)

Complete Video - Rally with Speeches (10:27)

NYC Parks without Borders plans to turn the beloved A.E. Bye design into a paved plaza.

In an effort to preserve the legacy and sense of community of Fort Greene Park that its designer, Frederick Law Olmsted, and those who followed left to us.

Residents demand NYC Parks Without Borders take community input into consideration.

Partners

The City Club of New York promotes thoughtful urban land use policy that responds to the needs of all New Yorkers.

Sierra Club Mission: To explore, enjoy and protect the planet.

A Better Way

A Better Way is a grassroots, nonprofit organization committed to identifying alternatives to the NYC DOT’s proposed BQE redevelopment plan.

Advisors

Michael Gotkin,

Landscape Architect

Carsten W. Glaeser Ph.D,

Urban Tree Advisor

City Club of New York

Lynn Ellsworth,

Humanscale NYC

Simeon Bankoff,

Historic Districts Council

Sylvia Morse,

Urban Planner

Kathleen Webster,

President, Sara D. Roosevelt Park Coalition

Members

Azita Ardakani

Jesse Ash

Marc Ashmore

Virginia Avent Nabritt

Ernest Augustus

Elizabeth L Baker

Ashanti Baptiste

Zaire Baptiste

Sharon Barnes

Mari Beckman-Lau

D. Denise Bell

Stephanie Bellocchio

Heather Benjamin

David Bivins

Amelia Black

Michelle Boule

Natasha Boutin

Kina Bowen

Enid Braun

Ellen Brooks

Hayley Brooks

Tami Brooks

Evan Burr

Patty Cake

Alaric Campbell

Cathleen Caron

Michael Cavaliere

Ethan Chaisson

Asiah Charles

Caitlin Chase

Nancy Cogen

Gene Coleman

Elisa Colombani

Joseph Condiracci

David Conison

Camila Crazut

Nicole Crook

Natalie Cummings

Armand Luke Damato

Nicole Daniels

Kathleen Davis

Jeannine DeFoe

Marla Dekker

Roxanne Delgado

Carol Derby

Lisa Diamond

Jessica Dierauer

Erika Doering

David Dormon

Sean Drakes

Vanessa Duah

Victoria Duah

Teri Duerr

Burnley Duke Dame

Sarah Durand McGuigan

Dominik Eckenstein

K-Andrea Evarose Suda Limol

Chet Faker

Camila Femenias

Holly Fuchs Ferguson

Pamela Fleming

Arija Flowers

Citlali (Lali) Foster

Crystal Flournoy

Jacqueline Francis

Marisa Frantz

Clara Freeman

Robert Goilbert

James Golden

Alice Griffiths

Sylvie Grimm

Norman Gubeman

Ted Gusek

Patti Hagan

Schellie Hagan

Jean Hamilton

Shannon Hartman

Michelle Haska

Amy Hecht

Donna Henes

Sofia Herrero

Cosima Higham

Zachary Hirschfeld

Patricia Hogan

Yin Ho

Kea Hodge

Ling Hsu

Roslyn Huebner

Susan Hussein

Michael Irwin

Sara Ivry

Mary Jackson

Graeme Jamieson

Margaret Jemison

Sarah Jensen

Kristen Jock

Crystal Johnsen

Rebecca Johnson

Susan A. Johnson

Elisabeth Jones

Evangeline Jones

Lauren Jones Watkins

Robin Joseph

Kristy Kaye

Allie Kelley

Joshua Kendall

John L. Kerr

Julie Kim

Kim Kirkley

Lucy Koteen

Melanie Kozol

Bhavna Lal

Patricia Laligant

Julia Lautard

Louise Lawler

Oliver Lazarus

Max Lee

Meghan Lee

Johanna Lessinger

Maggie LeVine

Steve LeVine

Ted and Betsy Lewin

Jason Lewis

Michelle Lewis

Chelsea Lewkow

Doris Vila Licht

Allison Lichter

Donald Loggins

Natalie Loney

Emily Mahon

Robert Markoff

Tom Marshall

Lorna Martin-Latner

Albert Massimi

Guy Matz

Alice Mazorra

Paula McAleese

Erin McCue

Vanessa McGuire

Sean McLaughlin

Erica Mera

Lillian Mera

Kathrine Meyers

Sara Meyers

Pat Milld

Rosemarie Miner

Christopher Morse

Robert Moskal

Sandra Mullin

Yvette Munroe

Patrick Murphy

Ragnar Naess

Joseph Napoli

Lauren Nash

Anthony Nicolau

Andreas Nicolau

Kimberley Norcott

Wayne Northrup

Moses Okoro

Damilola Onilenla

Isabel Orbon

Margaret K. Othrow

Mina Pajevic

Robert Patrick

Ingrid Peck

Theodore Pender

Stephanie Pereira

Kate Perry

Sara Piovia

Jay Pirani-Mellstrom

Toni Pizza

Shahzia Pirani-Mellstrom

Hilary Preston

Virginia Pruitt

Frank Pugliese

Kimmy Quillin

Lorraina Raccuia-Morrison

Nigel Rahimpour

Sandy Reiburn

Lauren Restivo

Joan Reutershan

Robert Reyes

Nina Reznick

Marcos Rivera

Shanelle Rivera

Taina Rivera

Joseph Robbins

Alycia Rockey

Caroline Rosebrough

Maria Rozos

Arthur Ruffin

Patrick Sandefur

Phillip A. Saperia

Alex Shamy

Michael Schmidt

Mary Shuford

Jennie Schueler

Kathryn Schwartz

Shak Shar

Sophie Shay

Beth Sheridan

Charles Sibirsky

Leslie Silva

Dawn Sisson

Reed Slater

Janie Slavens

Weggon Small

Nicolette Strachan

Maurice van Swaaij

Dana Taitt

Denele Taylor

Karin Taylor

Reye Taylor

William Taylor

Jacob Tempchin

Punch Thomas

Larry Thornton

Ashley Timberlake

Angela Velez

Fatima Velez

Jen Velez

Anna von Muehlen

Dominique Ward

Jon Wasserman

W Andrew Watts

Amanda Washburn

Dagmar Weaver-Madsen

Matthew Weinstein

Chaia Werger

Sally Wicklund

Cheryl Wolff

Andrew Wong

Curtis Woodside

Kirk Van Wormer

Catherine b Yelverton

Liz York

George Yzquierdo

Andros Zins-Browne

Naomi Zurcher