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Symposium on ‘The Selling Of Public Assets’ Sunday in Brooklyn Heights

The Brooklyn Heights Branch Library is an example of a public asset being sold to a private developer. Photo: Bob Scott

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

In light of the recent wave of the “monitization” of public assets across New York City, on Sunday, Nov. 3, a symposium called “The Selling of Public Assets” will be held from 2 – 4 p.m. in the Chapel at First Unitarian Church, 116 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn Heights.
 
Citizens Defending Libraries, in concert with Weaving the Fabric of Diversity Committee, will be hosting the symposium to bring to light the “sell off of libraries, schools, hospitals, parks and public housing playgrounds.”
 
Since February, Citizens Defending Defending Libraries (CDL) has been working to prevent the city from selling these assets without public debate. These publicly-owned spaces will be replaced with such things as luxury condominiums, hotels and office buildings.

According to CDL, “At Sunday’s meeting, we want to break down the walls of isolation amongst people and groups that are affected, identify common problems and concerns, make connections, and foster mutual support.”

For more information, contact Carolyn McIntyre cemac62@aol.com or Michael White at mddwhite@aol.com

Directions:   Subway: 2, 3 to Clark St or Boro Hall • 4 to Boro Hall • A to High St or Jay St • F to Jay St  •  M, R to Court St • Bus: B25, B26, B41, B52, B67 to Cadman Plaza

October 31, 2013 - 8:29pm


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