is the barclays center a crime scene?

Posted on September 21, 2012


Info compiled by Fort Greene Peace!

As you all know the Barclays Center Arena is opening at the end of this month.  There are several events happening under the banner “It’s A Crime!” to raise awareness of the unmet promises of real affordable housing (2,250 promised and none built), living wage jobs (10,000 promised and none delivered), and end to the secret deals and the use of eminent domain for the benefit of the wealthy developers.

Fort Greene Peace will be helping to spread the word at the Farmers’ Market and the BAM Block Party on Saturday.  If you can help out with an hour or two or more please let us know at

Here is a list of events followed by a couple of postings from FUREE and the Brown Community Development Corp.

Join Fort Greene Peace at this event
(we’ll have our banner there)
FUREE has called for a March for Accountable Development starting from Bridge Street and Willoughby Street, and ending at Barclays Center on Saturday, September 29 beginning at 4pm.  This has been co-sponsored by the coalition organizing the weekend events around the Barclays Center opening.
Let’s join FUREE and local residents for a march through communities under attack from greedy developers and their friends in government.

FUREE’s 10th Annual Convention will take place on Saturday, September 29 from noon to 4pm.  Supporters are invited.

This is from the Brown Community Development Corporation

The question isn’t if you support the arena or not.  The question is if you support Brooklyn and we believe that you do.

Our friends at Fifth Avenue Committee are hosting a film screening of Battle for Brooklyn followed by a panel discussion with our Pastor, Rev. Miller and other stake holders.  If you missed our screening in the Spring please join us this tomorrow night.

When September 19th at 6:30
Where Old First Reformed Church 729 Carroll Street btw 6th and 7th Ave

Next week is opening day for the arena and while it remains the biggest thing to hit the borough in years, the fact remains that it was supposed to be much more.  Where are the jobs?  Where is the housing? Where is the community benefit other than a lottery to win discounted tickets? Is that what over $200 Million in subsidies got us? These questions need to be addressed but only can if WE keep demanding answers.
There are more events coming next week coinciding with the opening. We will keep you posted.

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