On Thursday, May 31st, Queens Anti-Gentrification Project will help host the first CB2 Neighborhood Committee Public Meeting. You can RSVP to the Facebook event here.
We will be talking about different ongoing campaigns including the fight against a mega church development right in the middle of Little Manila in Woodside (you can read some info about it here), which the BSA, the city agency in charge of this application, recently bought back onto their agenda. We’ll also be talking about the so-called Triple Threat, i.e. the BQX, Sunnyside Yards, and LIC core rezoning. Queens Anti-Gentrification Project has written multiple posts on this, including this letter open letter to Jimmy Van Bramer written last year. One thing we are particularly concerned about is the statements suggesting that Sunnyside Yards development is moving forward. We will also give an update on a series of FOIL requests on the BQX, which was filed in collaboration with Progress New York.
During the meeting there will also be time for those who come through to talk about things they’re working on and for us all to figure out how we can support each other.
One of our main goals is to push for neighborhood planning that benefits poor and working class folks, immigrants, and Black people, instead of developers and politicians.
We invite you to come join us, get involved, and fight back against the onslaught of gentrification and displacement that is being directed towards Queens.
See you there!