September 14, 2020

Tuesday – Stand Up for Brooklyn


Tuesday is the online hearing for the rezoning of Industry City. Please call in if you are able to!

Carlos Menchaca, the Councilman for Sunset Park has listened to the people and voted no.   

Plans were made for this area already.  See Here

Normally, the rest of the council follows the lead of the local council member. As predicted though, city council members are trying to override Menchaca because some have deals. How do I know? I can see them in the lobbyist database! They think everyone is stupid and doesn’t know what they are doing.



The new Assemblywoman, Marcela Mitaynes is from Sunset Park. She has seen the area take a beaten from developers.  She called the nonsense here.



Everything is about an override and who has power. 


WHY?   Lobbyists have control and are pushing this.  See the total expenses for the lobbyists – $345,000.   And see whose a target of Industry City.   

Without looking, what councilman do you think is on the lobbyist database for this?


When you see a councilman from Queens and another from the Bronx  writing letters, you know they are owned!


Industry City wants to add  900,000 square feet of hotels and stores. 

Does Sunset Park need hotels?  No. It needs affordable housing and senior housing.  This plan has no housing.

Many feel that Industry City expanding will gentrify the area.  SO IF YOU ARE FREE – PLEASE LOG IN AND SPEAK UP (RESPECTFULLY) FOR BROOKLYN. I know you probably want to go all Brooklyn on them, but hold back a little and tell them that plans were made for high quality jobs and Sunset Park deserves a chance. 


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6 Responses to “Tuesday – Stand Up for Brooklyn”

  1. Dehumidifier Says:
    September 14th, 2020 at 10:50 pm

    Are you saying you want to put housing for low income and elderly people in Industry City? In a flood zone under a highway? Sunset Park does not need more housing. It is already over built. Take a walk on Fifth Avenue some day. Are you in favor of reversing the downzoning of Bay Ridge that was instituted years ago whereby a one-family house can only be replaced by another one-family house?

  2. marlene Says:
    September 15th, 2020 at 2:39 pm

    I would put affordable housing anywhere I could! No need to worry about flooding – there so many builders who know how to do things better now. Sunset Park needs affordable housing as the area is getting more expensive.

    Sunset Park doesn’t have the rule that a one-family home can be replaced by a one-family home, so things are a wreck there. I am not in favor of replacing communities, but we can build affordable housing for seniors and families around the community.

  3. Dehumidifier Says:
    September 15th, 2020 at 3:15 pm

    Per Andrew Kimball in the meeting today the plan does not include affordable housing and never will. Flooding was mentioned by several testifiers. Bay Ridge’s one-family only rule can be reversed. Upzone Bay Ridge for senior housing, get people living by themselves in 2 and 3 bedroom rent stabilized apartments out, voila! housing for families! It is 4:15 pm and the meeting is still going on.

  4. marlene Says:
    September 15th, 2020 at 7:27 pm

    WOW the meeting went on all day!! I am so glad to hear that so many people went to speak for the community!! Did the meeting have the feeling of doom or gloom or was their hope for this area? What’s the reason they gave for not including housing?

    People living by themselves most of the time want to stay in their homes. They are creatures of habit and they are comfortable.

    Flooding is a design error – that can be solved.

  5. Dehumidifier Says:
    September 15th, 2020 at 7:55 pm

    A) Kimball said they pumped 20 million gallons of water out of the basements when they took over the buildings. B) Kimball said they are not an industrial housing developer. C) Why would they put housing in an industrial complex? Do you want to live there? Make sure you bring your earplugs. Have you ever stood on 3rd Avenue under the highway waiting for the B37? It is almot 9PM nd the meeting is still streaming live. It will probably be archived. Kimball spoke for the first two hours.

  6. marlene Says:
    September 15th, 2020 at 8:50 pm

    No way it’s still going on! Wow that is a lot of water!!!

    Would I live there? No I don’t like industrial lofts, but I have a lot of friends who do. I’m going to check.