We’re Close to A Win for Abolition and Anti-Racist History in Brooklyn!

After a year of direct actions to prevent its demolition, on June 30th the New York Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) voted unanimously to calendar 227 Duffield Street to hear its historical significance and vote for its designation as a landmark. On July 14th at 9:30 am, the LPC will review testimony and vote to landmark […]

Urgent! Online and Call In Action to Save 227 Duffield!

 227 Duffield Street, located on Abolitionist Place in downtown Brooklyn, is the last known standing historic site in Brooklyn where well-known abolitionists lived and where Black people found freedom through the Underground Railroad.  227 Duffield needs to landmarked and turned into a museum to preserve its important historical contribution to the fight against racism in […]

Human-Scale NYC Open Letter

June 19, 2019 Dear Speaker Johnson, Councilmember Matteo, Councilmember Torres, Public Advocate Williams, Charter Review Commission, Conflicts of Interest Board: When regulated industries take over the city agency that is supposed to regulate them a serious problem of governance emerges: foxes end up guarding the henhouse. Academics call it ‘agency capture.”  Such is the case […]

Alicia Glen Victory Party Protest and Rally

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BROOKLYN ANTI-GENTRIFICATION NETWORK “BAN” Press Contact: Imani Henry Tel: 646 820-6039 Email: info@BANgentrification.org Alicia Glen Stepping Down as Deputy Mayor of Gentrification Victory Party Protest and Rally January 27, 2019 1-3pm 105th St. & West End Ave (Gathering Point) Brooklyn and Queens activists are hosting a victory party for Alicia Glen stepping […]

BAN Statement of June 2018 CB4 Meeting Shutdown

Victory! Bushwick residents and their supporters shutdown CB4 vote on #BushwickRezoning.   On June 20th, Mi Casa No Es Su Casa, G-REBLS and The Brooklyn Anti-gentrification Network (BAN) led a successful direct action to shut down the Community Board 4 (CB4) community meeting in Bushwick to prevent the board from voting in favor of the […]

Alicia Glen Action Press Release

For Immediate Release                                                                                            Contact: Imani Henry 646-820-6039   Protest Commenced Sunday Outside of Alicia Glen’s UWS Home Demanding Her Immediate Resignation as Deputy Mayor #HowAliciaStoleTheCity #WantedforDisplacement  #AllWeWantForXmasIsHousing    #ByeAlicia   BAN Videos : Shot and Edited by Nadeem Salaam and Tom Knight Alicia Glen Wants To Displace Us , Fa LaLa La La La […]

BAN Statement on The 6th Annual Brooklyn Real Estate Summit

For Immediate Release: The Brooklyn Anti-gentrification Network Statement on The 6th Annual Brooklyn Real Estate Summit Contact: Imani Henry 646-342-9673 | info@bangentrification.org On November 17th , over 150 people participated in a day long protest against The 6th Annual Brooklyn Real Estate Summit held at the Brooklyn Museum. In the weeks leading up to the […]

NYC Day of Action against Racism, Gentrification, & Police Brutality Press Release

  Contact: Imani Henry 646-342-9673 | Alicia Boyd 917-602-6476 info@bangentrification.org TAKE BACK OUR COMMUNITIES!   NEW YORK CITY – September 9, 2015 – Our neighborhoods are being torn apart by skyrocketing rents and terrorized by police brutality. Low-to-middle income New Yorkers are being priced out or displaced by gentrification, while our city is being made-over […]

BAN Launch Media Advisory

Contact: Imani Henry    Telephone: 646.342.9673 E-mail: flatbushequality@gmail.com                Website: https://bangentrification.org/   June 9, 2015   Organizations and Activists come together to launch borough-wide Brooklyn Anti-Gentrification Network (B.A.N.)   B.A.N. calls for 11:30 AM demonstration for Tuesday, June 16th at Fifth Annual Only Brooklyn® Real Estate Summit at BAM, 30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11217   […]