February 9, 2011
Meeting marks a step toward a broad-based Brooklyn civic organization, with AY activists playing a role
Atlantic Yards Report
In my New York Times Complaint Box essay last month, Powerless in Brooklyn, I wrote, "We lack meaningful local government, as well as broad-based media and civic organizations."
In a comment, Raul Rothblatt of the Four Borough Preservation Alliance (and an Atlantic Yards activist), wrote, "We are currently working on facilitating cooperation between groups in Brooklyn..."
Indeed, a meeting was upcoming, as I had been told. (I learned of it after I'd written my essay and had it approved.)
Now the Courier-Life reports on the first meeting, in New group would 'take back borough' Brooklyn-wide civic group sought
Can it work? The agendas of civic groups vary--it's not all land use--but, at the very least, talking might lead to a platform of priorities.
Posted by eric at February 9, 2011 10:51 AM