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Learn About the Housing and Zoning Thing in Sunset Park

October 9th, 2008 · 1 Comment

[Photo courtesy of galvarez51/GL Flickr Pool]

Yesterday, we noted some meetings coming up in Gowanus and Carroll Gardens about zoning and affordable housing. Well, there will be sessions in Sunset Park presented by South Brooklyn Accountable Development Initiative, which involves the Fifth Avenue Committee and the Center for Urban Pedagogy. There will be a session on “Demystifying Affordable Housing” on Tuesday, Oct. 21st and one on “Demystifying Zoning” on Tuesday, October 28th. Both will take place from 6-9pm at Marien Heim Senior Center at 4520 Fourth Avenue. Both sessions will deal with the steamy topic of rezoning Sunset Park. Both workshops will be in English and Spanish. They’re free but require an RSVP to (718) 237-2017, ext 148 or via email to dpowell@fifthave.org. Once again, we think RSVP policies for such community events run counter to the spirit of community inclusion and that anyone interested enough to attend and learn about these critical topics should be welcomed with a smile and open arms. Maybe, someday, the organizers will get it. Or not. Because we’ve railed about their RSVP policy in the past to no avail. But today, we’re feeling frisky again: Mr. Powell, tear down this RSVP Wall.

Tags: Affordable Housing · Rezoning · Sunset Park

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  • 1 Best View in Brooklyn // Oct 9, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    Thanks for highlighting these meetings in Sunset. They’re already scheduled for posting with me, but a little closer to the dates. Glad to see you back in action.