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Whose Waterfront? North Brooklyn’s Environmental Justice Saga

19 November 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Organized by: Brooklyn Historical Society
Venue: Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont St.
Brooklyn
11201

Fifteen years after the rezoning of the North Brooklyn waterfront, Brooklyn Brewery Co-Founder Steve Hindy moderates a discussion on the Williamsburg and Greenpoint communities as a locus of environmental activism, from successfully fighting what would have been the East Coast’s largest trash transfer station in the 1990s, to halting a massive powerplant in the 00s, to continued advocacy for realizing the promise of Bushwick Inlet Park today. Join us for this conversation on the power of neighborhood coalitions to protect public health and foster equitable public spaces. Panelists include Frances Lucerna of El Puente, Adam Perlmutter, NYC Criminal Court Judge whose prior legal work included putting a stop to building the TransGas power plant in North Brooklyn, and Katherine Conkling Thompson of Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park.