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.

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

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

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.

Partners

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

City Club of New York

Carsten W. Glaeser Ph.D, ASCA

Urban Tree Advisor

Lynn Ellsworth,

Humanscale NYC


Simeon Bankoff,

Historic Districts Council

Sylvia Morse,

Urban Planner

Kathleen Webster,

President, Sara D. Roosevelt Park Coalition

Members

Jesse Ash

Marc Ashmore

Ernest Augustus

Elizabeth L Baker

Ashanti Baptiste

Zaire Baptiste

Sharon Barnes

Mari Beckman-Lau

D. Denise Bell

Stephanie Bellocchio

Heather Benjamin

David Bivins

Michelle Boule

Natasha Boutin

Kina Bowen

Enid Braun

Hayley Brooks

Tami Brooks

Patty Cake

Alaric Campbell

Cathleen Caron

Michael Cavaliere

Asiah Charles

Caitlin Chase

Elisa Colombani

Joseph Condiracci

David Conison

Camila Crazut

Natalie Cummings

Nicole Daniels

Kathleen Davis

Jeannine DeFoe

Marla Dekker

Roxanne Delgado

Carol Derby

Jessica Dierauer

Vanessa Duah

Victoria Duah

Burnley Duke Dame

Sarah Durand McGuigan

Dominik Eckenstein

Chet Faker

Camila Femenias

Citlali (Lali) Foster

Crystal Flournoy

Marisa Frantz

Clara Freeman

Robert Goilbert

James Golden

Alice Griffiths

Sylvie Grimm

Patti Hagan

Schellie Hagan

Jean Hamilton

Michelle Haska

Amy Hecht

Donna Henes

Sofia Herrero

Cosima Higham

Zachary Hirschfeld

Yin Ho

Kea Hodge

Ling Hsu

Roslyn Huebner

Susan Hussein

Michael Irwin

Margaret Jemison

Kristen Jock

Crystal Johnsen

Susan A. Johnson

Elisabeth Jones

Evangeline Jones

Lauren Jones Watkins

Robin Joseph

Allie Kelley

Joshua Kendall

John L. Kerr

Lucy Koteen

Bhavna Lal

Patricia Laligant

Julia Lautard

Louise Lawler

Johanna Lessinger

Maggie LeVine

Steve LeVine

Ted and Betsy Lewin

Jason Lewis

Michelle Lewis

Doris Vila Licht

Allison Lichter

Natalie Loney

Emily Mahon

Tom Marshall

Lorna Martin-Latner

Albert Massimi

Guy Matz

Paula McAleese

Erin McCue

Vanessa McGuire

Sean McLaughlin

Erica Mera

Lillian Mera

Sara Meyers

Pat Milld

Rosemarie Miner

Christopher Morse

Robert Moskal

Sandra Mullin

Patrick Murphy

Ragnar Naess

Joseph Napoli

Lauren Nash

Anthony Nicolau

Andreas Nicolau

Moses Okoro

Damilola Onilenla

Isabel Orbon

Margaret K. Othrow

Mina Pajevic

Robert Patrick

Ingrid Peck

Jay Pirani-Mellstrom

Shahzia Pirani-Mellstrom

Hilary Preston

Virginia Pruitt

Lorraina Raccuia-Morrison

Sandy Reiburn

Joan Reutershan

Robert Reyes

Marcos Rivera

Shanelle Rivera

Taina Rivera

Caroline Rosebrough

Maria Rozos

Arthur Ruffin

Phillip A. Saperia

Alex Shamy

Michael Schmidt

Mary Shuford

Jennie Schueler

Kathryn Schwartz

Shak Shar

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

Ashley Timberlake

Angela Velez

Fatima Velez

Jen Velez

Anna von Muehlen

Dominique Ward

Jon Wasserman

W Andrew Watts

Amanda Washburn

Dagmar Weaver-Madsen

Sally Wicklund

Andrew Wong

Curtis Woodside

Catherine b Yelverton

George Yzquierdo