Events

Join us for the next B.A.N. Meeting

Join us for our next general meeting on Aug 5th, 7-9pm at the Solidarity Center in Manhattan (147 W 24th St, 2nd fl).

Please join our Facebook event and invite your friends and networks!

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Upcoming Events:

Our Homes Are Not For Sale Brooklyn-wide meeting

Wednesday August 14th (6:30 -8:30)
813 Maple Street (between Schenectady and Utica Avenues)

Come together with HOMEOWNERS from ACROSS BROOKLYN TO STRATEGIZE & FIGHT:

—Predatory Lenders and Foreclosure Scams
—Deed Fraud
—PREDATORY Developers or “House Flippers” Damaging Property
—The Lack of Enforcement by the DOB to Protect Homeowners by the DeBlasio Administration
—The Theft of Homes through the NYC’s Third Party Transfer Program

#OurHomesAreNotforSale is a component of BEFORE IT’S GONE // TAKE IT BACK: Documenting Brooklyn – Fighting Gentrification (B4G) Brooklyn-wide anti-gentrification campaign of Equality for Flatbush www.equalityforflatbush.org or www.beforeitsgone.co

To Join The #OurHomesAreNotforSale Campaign, please contact Equality for Flatbush at B4G@equalityforflatbush.org or 646 820-6039

 

SAVE THE DATE! SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21ST 
Brooklyn March Against Gentrification, Racism and Police Violence

Mobilize with The Brooklyn Anti-gentrification Network – BAN for a Brooklyn-wide March against Racism, Gentrification and Police Violence on SATURDAY September 21st .

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 into a playground for the super rich.
We say NO MORE!

Check The BAN Facebook page and website for the next planning meeting.

Endorse #BKMarch2019 ! To have your community group, anti-police brutality group or family, place of worship, small business, tenant organization, etc. endorse the Brooklyn-wide March against Racism, Gentrification & Police Brutality Contact : info@bangentrification.org
or call/text (646) 820 -6039

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Past Events:

 

COMMUNITY RALLY TO SAVE 227 DUFFIELD STREET

Call to Action and for Endorsers of the Emergency Rally to Stop the Demolition of a Black Landmark #Save227Duffield 

https://www.facebook.com/events/665339273941388/

Join your neighbors, historians, community leaders and elected officials on Thursday July 25th from 6:30pm-8pm to rally in support of the landmarking of 227 Duffield and turning the site into a museum to preserve its important historic contribution to the fight against racism in the US. 

Please Sign & Circulate the Petition WIDELY to stop the Demolition of a Black Landmark #Save227Duffield

http://chng.it/NWh5wN9pWt

Background:

227 Duffield St., 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. 

Since the City’s downtown Brooklyn development plan demolished all other Duffield Street historic residences, 227 Duffield represents the last known standing property to continue the legacy of African American history of resistance in New York City and nationwide and should be preserved as a city landmark. 

The demolition of 227 Duffield is imminent — Unless WE STOP It!

To Endorse: Contact Equality for Flatbush : E4F at 646 820-6039 or B4G@equalityforflatbush.org 

Stay Tuned for Other Related Actions to #Save227Duffield

BROOKLYN HOMEOWNER’S MEETING

To continue with our #OurHomesAreNotForSale Campaign

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 (6:30-8:30 pm)
The Brooklyn Movement Center
375 Stuyvesant Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11233

Are you being pressured with relentless calls and unsolicited mail to sell your home?
Has your property been purposefully damaged by a developer next door to strongarm you into selling?
Have you been cheated by a lawyer you hired to fight against a developer?
Have you been frustrated by how the Department of Buildings (DOB) has handled your complaints?
Have you lost your home to deed fraud, mortgage scam or through Third Party Transfer ?

IF THE ANSWERS ARE YES OR IF YOU FEAR THIS MIGHT HAPPEN TO YOU, JOIN OTHER HOMEOWNERS ACROSS BROOKLYN TO AS THEY COME TOGETHER, TO FIGHT:
– Predatory Lenders and Foreclosure Scams
– Deed Fraud
– PREDATORY Developers or “House Flippers” Damaging Property
– The Lack of Enforcement by the DOB to Protect Homeowners by the DeBlasio Administration
– The Theft of Homes through the NYC’s Third Party Transfer Program

When we stand together, we can show these pro-gentrification bullies the door by telling them OUR HOMES ARE NOT FOR SALE!
For more information or to RSVP: B4G@equalityforflatbush.org or 646 820-6039

HUMANSCALE NYC PRESS CONFERENCE AGAINST DCP

Wednesday, June 19 11 am – 12 pm (rain or shine)

Place: The plaza at 140 Broadway, across the street from the Equitable Building

Contact: Lynn Ellsworth,   lynnellsworth@outlook.com or 917-363-5620

Human-Scale NYC along with 19 other neighborhood groups are hosting a press conference to call for:

  • A moratorium on upzonings until a majority of new commissioners are installed at the Department of City Planning who don’t represent the interests of the real estate industry. Real estate cannot regulate itself.
  • A call to the City Charter Commission to rectify ‘agency capture’ with changes to the City Charter that assure appointees to regulatory agencies don’t represent the regulated industry.
  • A public investigation of conflicts of interest at the City Planning Commission on rezonings for Gowanus, Bushwick, Flatbush, Industry City and the past rezonings of Inwood, East Harlem and East New York.
Community Support Rally to #SaveScoops

Saturday May 25th at 12pm at 624 Flatbush Ave
https://www.facebook.com/events/1155835577928990/

Scoops, one of the oldest Caribbean owned businesses on #FlatbushAve between Lincoln and Hawthorne, has been given an 30-day notice to vacate by their landlord Jeremy Properties or they will face a legal eviction . For 35 years, Scoops has been a cultural and culinary institution in #Flatbush . Tony Fongyit, the owner of Scoops is well-known for serving amazing Ital vegetarian foods and vegan ice cream, as well as provided wellness products and advice to our community . We are asking Jeremy Properties to do THE RIGHT THING, and give Scoops a NEW LEASE

Tony Fongyit is asking the community to:
1: Sign & Circulate the petition : Either online or in-person at the store: https://www.thepetitionsite.com/845/888/347/save-scoops/

2. Come out to The #SaveScoops Community Support Rally on Saturday May 25th at 12pm at 624 Flatbush Ave

To learn more about the fight to #SaveScoops and other small businesses in #Flatbush , please WATCH
Shop Small/ Buy Local: a new Equality for Flatbush : E4F​ video produced for The Parkside Empire – Flatbush Avenue Merchants Association​ . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Zcbf1udJso
#SaveScoops #Beforeitsgone #TakeItBack #ThisisFlatbush #FlatbushForever #BrooklynIsNotforSale

BROOKLYN HOMEOWNER’S STRATEGY SESSION LAUNCH

Sunday, May 5, 2019 (3:00 – 6:00 pm) 

The Brooklyn Movement Center  (375 Stuyvesant Ave)

https://www.facebook.com/events/278923413042433/

JOIN OTHER HOMEOWNERS ACROSS BROOKLYN TO STRATEGIZE TOGETHER TO FIGHT: 

  • Predatory Lenders and Foreclosure Scams
  • Deed Fraud
  • PREDATORY Developers or “House Flippers”  Damaging Property
  • The Lack of Enforcement by the DOB to Protect Homeowners by the DeBlasio Administration 
  • The Theft of Homes through the NYC’s Third Party Transfer Program

HEAR FROM HOMEOWNERS WHO ARE CURRENTLY ENGAGED IN STRUGGLES USING:

  • Direct Action & Community Visibility Campaigns 
  • Legal Strategies 
  • Legislative Initiatives

When we stand together, we can show these pro-gentrification bullies the door by telling them OUR HOMES ARE NOT FOR SALE!

For more information or to RSVP, please contact B4G@equalityforflatbush.org  or 646 820-6039

Community Action Against Brooklyn Equities

486 Brooklyn Avenue

April 16, 7 – 8:30 PM

TENANTS OF BROOKLYN EQUITIES ARE CALLING AN ACTION AGAINST THEIR LANDLORD AND ALL CROOKED LANDLORDS

Over the past five years Brooklyn Equities has brought several historically rent-stabilized buildings and immediately began harassing long-term tenants in an effort to force them out!Brooklyn Equities is also attempting to systematically turn over new tenants in order to charge increasingly higher rents!Tenant harassment has included:

  • Lack of heat
  • Lack of hot water
  • Lack of extermination
  • Lack of repairs
  • Refusal to grant succession rights
  • Overcharging of newer tenants

MTOPP Rally & Protest Against Laurie Cumbo and Walter Mosley

April 17th at 55 Hanson Place from 5 – 7 pm

Bruce Eichner wants to build one of the largest luxury residential developments in Brooklyn along the Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG). Experts agree that this would kill off half of the plant life of the BBG and cause a wave of displacement and gentrification!

We demand our elected officials Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo and Assemblyman Walter Mosley stop this project now!

Oppose the CB9 Rezoning

Action Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 7 pm!
Join us at the Community Board 9 Land Use Committee Meeting in our continued fight to shut down the proposed CB9 rezoning.
Location: Carroll Gardens Community Center, across the street from 890 Nostrand Ave.
We demand to Speak at Our Meeting. We say: No Rezoning of Community Board 9!

BAN Dance Party Fundraiser

The Brooklyn Anti-Gentrification Network (BAN) invites you to a dance party and fundraiser at UPROSE in Sunset Park!

Please donate to our GoFundMe if you want to show your love but can’t come dance with us.

Saturday, April 6, 2019 (8:00 p.m. – 12 midnight)

UPROSE (166a 22nd St)

Cover: sliding scale, $5-$25 (no one turned away)

“Brooklyn is Not For Sale” t-shirts for sale

Refreshments and food will be served

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The Brooklyn Anti-Gentrification Network (BAN) is fundraising for its actions and protests in 2019. These funds will be for general operating costs like flyer printing, food for meetings, and other related costs. We’ve set a goal of $5,000 for the year. Please donate what you can!

The Brooklyn Anti-Gentrification Network (BAN) is a people of color-led, mass-based coalition of tenants, homeowners, block associations, anti-police brutality groups, legal and grassroots organizations working together to end the rampant gentrification and displacement of low to middle income residents of Brooklyn.

In the past, BAN has organized multiple Brooklyn-wide protests against white supremacy, gentrification, and police brutality attracting an estimated 500+ people. BAN has also been active in fights against Mayor De Blasio’s Housing Plan, the upzoning of Empire Blvd, Alicia Glen (Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development which attempted to bring Amazon to Queens), rezonings in Bushwick, the fight against Industry City plan to rezone Sunset Park,  and other progressive struggles.

 

MTOPP Town Hall Meeting

Monday, April 8th (6:30 – 8:30 pm)

Full Gospel Assembly (131 Sullivan Place)

The largest Environmental Catastrophe posed by a real estate development in the history of Brooklyn is being planned in Crown Heights South, in the 2nd most affordable community along the Brooklyn Botanic Garden  and BAN is planning a Town Hall to organize, empower and educate the community on how to stop it!

Now it is time to put political pressure to stop this project, before the City certifies it.

Right now as it stands, almost 100% of development will be built using taxpayer money. 100% of all of the apartments created under the “affordable” category will be rent burden or severe rent burden apartments to the existing population. At least 400 rent stabilized apartments will be destroyed, we will lose over 50% of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden plant collection, thousands of migratory birds will die, displacement and gentrification will explode and the list goes on.

The Town Hall will focus on educating folks about what are the legal challenges, which elected officials we need to hold accountable for issues with this development and ways to organize and get our voices heard.  One thing we know is that Knowledge is Power and organizing folks is a way to make serious changes to this this development.

Thus it is important for folks to come out, get educated and get involved in stopping the most severe environmental Catastrophe in the history of Brooklyn.

 

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 down as the Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development or as she is better known, the Deputy Mayor of Gentrification for her accomplishments in the mass displacement of New Yorkers.

Annual Brooklyn-Wide March Against Gentrification, Racism and Police Violence

September 15th, 2018 (11am-6pm)

RSVP to the event page to receive updates on the march.

Mobilize with The Brooklyn Anti-gentrification Network – BAN for a Brooklyn-wide March against Racism, Gentrification and Police Violence on SATURDAY September 15th

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 into a playground for the super rich.
We say NO MORE!

Endorse #BKMarch2018 ! To have your community group, anti-police brutality group or family, place of worship, small business, tenant organization, etc. endorse the Brooklyn-wide March against Racism, Gentrification & Police Brutality
Contact : info@bangentrification.org
or call/text (646) 820 -6039

Endorsers as of August 10th 2018

*denotes BAN Member Organization

  • The 441 Brooklyn Avenue Tenants Association
  • The 693 Madison Street Tenants Association
  • The Artist Studio Affordability Project (ASAP)*
  • Bay Ridge for Social Justice
  • Black Alliance for Just Immigration*
  • Brooklyn Community Bail Fund
  • Brooklyn Laundry Social Club
  • Brooklyn Treasures Uncovered
  • Common Notions
  • The Committee for Nicholas Naquan Heyward Jr.
  • The Crystal House Project*
  • The CUNY Adjunct Project
  • Donkeysaddle Projects
  • East Harlem Preservation
  • Elevtr
  • Equality for Flatbush*
  • The Family of Shantel Davis
  • Fight Back Bay Ridge
  • Flower Lovers Against Corruption (FLAC)
  • G-RBLS*
  • The Grand Putnam Tenants Association
  • Haiti Liberté
  • Hoods4Justice
  • JACK*
  • Jehu’s Table
  • Justice For All Coalition
  • Metropolitan Community Church
  • Mi Casa No Es Su Casa: Illumination Against Gentrification*
  • Movement to Protect the People (MTOPP)*
  • OccupyRadio
  • The Peoples Power Assemblies – NYC
  • Picture The Homeless
  • Queens Neighborhoods United
  • Queer Detainee Empowerment Project (QDEP)
  • Radix Media
  • Southwest Brooklyn Tenant Union*
  • Third Root Community Health Center*
  • UPROSE*
  • URIP (The Undoing Racism Internship Project)
  • VirtualBoricua.org
  • White Noise Collective – NYC
  • Why Accountability

Endorse #BKMarch2018 !  September 15th 2018  To have your community group, anti-police brutality group or family, place of worship, small business, tenant organization, etc. endorse the Brooklyn-wide March against Racism, Gentrification & Police Brutality

Contact :  info@bangentrification.org

or call/text (646) 820 -6039

Hashtags we will also use :
#BKRiseUp
#BKFightsRacism
#BlackLivesMatter
#BrownLivesMatter
#EndBrokenWindows
#HereToStay

 

Community Outreach this Saturday March 10th 10am-3pm at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Join the facebook event for more info and to receive updates. Brooklyn Anti-Gentrification Network is doing community outreach to Brooklyn Botanic Garden members to spread awareness and engage folks in the struggle to prevent the proposed 920 Franklin Ave rezoning project (the largest planned development in Brooklyn along the Garden).

Come join the fight against Racism, Gentrification and the Destruction of Public Open Space!

We need volunteers to hand out flyers at three entrances. Please message us or contact info@BANgentrification.org if you are able to help.

BACKGROUND: In 1991 the Department of City Planning cited: “…the possibility of shadows from new tall buildings being cast on the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Greenhouses for detrimentally long period”, to justify placing height restriction of 6 to 7 stories on Franklin Ave.

Now the same Department of City Planning is planning on approving Developer Bruce Eichner’s proposal to place 42 story buildings under the Mandatory Inclusionary Housing Program “MIH”.

The developers are making the claim that they are going to provide 50% affordable housing for this development, but we know this is simply a Trojan Horse for Gentrification, causing a wave of displacement of the existing tenants and home owners.

Professor Tom Angotti, former Director of the Hunter College Center for Community Planning and Development of City Planning at the Community Board 9 Land Use committee meeting on February 13, 2018 where the development proposal was presented, described this project as “Gentrification on Steroids”.

With almost 90,000 people homeless in NYC, allowing another affordable neighborhood to become unaffordable is just criminal; especially since we are not only the 2nd most affordable community, we are also the most densely populated area in Brooklyn!

BAN objects to allowing big time developers and compromised local elected officials to use the creation of “affordable” housing as a way to destroy our public green spaces. (Esteban Giron from Crown Heights Tenant Union, at the same above cited meeting stated that every local elected official has been getting money from Bruce Eichner and partners.)

It is clear that if the Department of City Planning was concerned about 13 story buildings having a negative effect upon the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, then clearly 42 would be catastrophic.

BBG has over 18,000 members and over 900,000 visitors last year! We are reaching these members and visitors and engaging them in the process to stop this project.

We are fighting for our homes, our loved ones, our communities, and our Brooklyn Botanic Garden, we will not allow the real estate industry to use the devastation of our community and our Garden to enrich themselves for Garden Views.

#BANGentrification #TakeBackOurCommunities #BKRiseUp,#BKFightsRacism #BlackLivesMatter #BrownLivesMatter,#EndBrokenWindows #HereToStay

 

Mobilization to Stop A CB9 Rezoning Before It Begins!

WHAT: Community Board 9 Land Use Committee “ULURP” meeting

WHERE: The Carroll Community Garden Center (across the street from Community Board 9, 890 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn N.Y. 11225 between President and Carroll St) – Directions: 2 or 5 train to President St

WHEN: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 7 pm

WHY: We can & must stop this rezoning before the process begins! We must hold CB9 accountable and stop them from selling out the community! A rezoning under MIH will cause massive displacement!

BACKGROUND

Community Board 9 covers Flatbush Ave and Crown Heights. It is the 2nd most affordable community in Brooklyn and also the densest.

CB9 Land Use committee is considering to pass a resolution for a study to be done by the Department of City Planning which will lead to massive amounts of development all in this community, causing a wave of displacement for residents of color!

////BAN strongly opposes the requesting of this Study\\\\

Come Out in Solidarity with The Residents of Crown Heights and Flatbush and demand that Community Board 9 not request this study! We Must Stop this Request, before it is Too Late!

Once a Request is submitted to the Department of City Planning (DCP) – DCP can change anything that is given to them; the heights, the parameters, everything and residents and the Community Board are powerless to stop it.

Please wear BLACK to show your power.

Please also SIGN the petition to remove a Real Estate Lobbyist, who is the head of Community Board 9 in Brooklyn: https://www.thepetitionsite.com/516/259/797/immediate-removal-of-michael-liburd-musa-moore-and-simone-bennett-community-board-9/

If you’d like to help out in advance of this meeting we need people to PHONEBANK community members and FLYER the neighborhood – please email info@mtopp.org for more information about how to get involved.

To help shape future events, join us at our next general meeting (info above).

 

Alicia ‘The Grinch’ Glen Must Go! December 17th, 1-3pm, 105th & West End Ave

Join us Sunday December 17th for our second annual holiday visit to the home of Deputy Mayor Alicia ‘the Grinch’ Glen. In her role overseeing NYC housing and economic development, Glen’s policies have consistently sold out NYC communities and contributed to mass displacement and rising homelessness in NYC–all while lining the pockets of her real estate developer friends.

Through it all, she has dismissed legitimate community concern and outrage as ‘fear of change’, and has compared forced displacement and homelessness to her personal experience of losing her favorite dry cleaner. Only a Grinch could be so callous.

Join us for a lively afternoon of caroling, costumes, and a special reading of How Alicia Stole the City! Wear red and bring your jingle bells, santa hats, and other holiday gear. We’ll be spreading seasonal cheer, and demanding that The Grinch Must Go! Join the facebook event for updates, and invite your networks!

Endorsers (List in Formation):
Art Against Displacement
Bay Ridge for Social Justice
Corporate Campaign Organization
Crown Heights Tenants Union
DSA
Gays Against Guns
Mi Casa No Es Su Casa

Endorse today! Email info@bangentrification.org to add your organization.

#AllWeWantForXmasIsHousing
#NoHousingNoPeace
#HowAliciaStoleTheCity
#WantedForDisplacement
#ByeAlicia

Brooklyn March against Gentrification, Racism & Police Violence

September 9th, 11-6pm

Endorse TODAY! To have your group, business or organization endorse the Brooklyn-wide March against Racism, Gentrification & Police Violence email:
info@bangentrification.org
or call/text (646) 820 -6039

Download flyers in Spanish (front and back) Chinese (front and back), English (front and back), French (front and back), Arabic (front and back), Russian (front and back). 

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 into a playground for the super rich.
We say NO MORE!

Mobilize with The Brooklyn Anti-gentrification Network – BAN for a Brooklyn-wide March against Racism, Gentrification and Police Violence on SATURDAY September 9th at 11am
Check The BAN Facebook page and website for the next planning meeting, and join the facebook event for the march for updates.

Please post widely to your networks –
Endorse TODAY! To have your group, business or organization endorse the Brooklyn-wide March against Racism, Gentrification & Police Violence email:
info@bangentrification.org
or call/text (646) 820 -6039

Whose City? Our City! Brooklyn-wide March against Racism, Gentrification & Police Brutality
#TAKEBACKOURCOMMUNITIES
https://bangentrification.org/
Follow us Twitter
https://twitter.com/BANgentrifying
@BANgentrifying

Download flyers in Spanish (front and back), Creole (front), Chinese (front and back), English (front and back), Japanese (front and back), French (front and back), Arabic (front and back), Russian (front and back). 

#BKMarch2017 #BANGentrification #TakeBackOurCommunities

The Brooklyn March Against Gentrification, Racism, and Police Violence  

March Endorsers as of  August 30th 2017

*denotes BAN Member Organization

  • The 60 Turner Place Tenants Association
  • The 332 Rutland Road Tenants Association
  • The 441 Brooklyn Avenue Tenants Association
  • The 486 Brooklyn Avenue Tenants Association
  • ACT-UP Boston
  • Artists Of Color Bloc
  • The Artist Studio Affordability Project*
  • Bangla4Justice – Justice Translators
  • Bay Ridge For Social Justice
  • The Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI)
  • Black Lives Matter  – NYC Chapter
  • Black Lives Matter of Greater New York
  • Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100)
  • The Brooklyn Community Bail Fund
  • Brooklyn for Peace
  • Brooklyn Laundry Social Club
  • Brooklyn Resists
  • Brooklyn Treasures Uncovered
  • The Bronx is Not for Sale
  • Brown Memorial Baptist Church
  • Busk NY
  • CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities
  • City Acupuncture Bed-Stuy
  • The Coalition to End Broken Windows
  • The Co-Editors and Contributors of Zoned Out! Race, Displacement, and City Planning in New York City
  • Communities United for Police Reform  (CPR)
  • The Crown Heights Tenants Union-CHTU
  • The Crystal House Project of The Malcolm X Grassroots Movement*
  • The CUNY Adjunct Project
  • Democratic Socialists of America – DSA-NYC
  • Dismantle the Armory Deal Initiative (DADI)
  • Donkeysaddle Projects
  • Educated Little Monsters-ELM
  • Elevtr Trax
  • El Grito de Sunset Park *
  • Errol’s Bakery and Catering
  • Equality for Flatbush*
  • The Family of Shantel Davis
  • Fight Back BayRidge
  • Flower Lovers Against Corruption (FLAC)
  • Fort Greene Peace
  • FUREE (Families United for Racial and Economic Equality)*
  • Gays Against Guns
  • The Grand Putnam Tenants Association
  • Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees
  • Harriet’s Apothecary
  • Hoods4Justice
  • ICEFREENYC
  • Imani House, Inc
  • The International League of Peoples’ Struggle – US Chapter (ILPS US)
  • JACK *
  • The Justice Committee
  • #JusticeforAkaiGurley
  • The Law Offices of Alex Franco
  • Mayday Space
  • Met Council on Housing
  • Mi Casa No Es Su Casa: Illumination Against Gentrification*
    Movement for Justice in El Barrio
  • Movement to Protect the People (MTOPP)*
  • My Brooklyn, LLC, The Producer of the “My Brooklyn” Documentary
  • New York City Students for Justice in Palestine
  • New York Communities for Change (NYCC)
  • NYCORE (NY Collective of Radical Educators)
  • NYC Stands with Standing Rock
  • New York Council for Housing Development
  • The Peoples Cultural Plan
  • The People’s Power Assembly – NYC
  • The Philadelphia Tenants Union
  • Picture The Homeless
  • Progress Queens
  • Queens Anti-Gentrification Project
  • Queens is NOT for Sale
  • Queens Neighborhoods United
  • Queer Detainee Empowerment Project (QDEP)
  • Radix Media
  • Residentes De Sunset Park Housing / Small business rights
  • Resistencia Legal Alliance
  • Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping
  • Ridgewood Tenants Union
  • Safe Outside the System Collective of the Audre Lorde Project*
  • Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network
  • The Social Justice Social Practice Collective, Pratt Institute
  • Southwest Brooklyn Tenant Union*
  • Starr Bar
  • Third Root Community Health Center*
  • Trellis
  • Troll Hole NYC
  • Turiza Group Inc
  • UPROSE*
  • URIP (The Undoing Racism Internship Project)
  • We Make Noise NYC
  • Workers World Party
  • Why Accountability

Endorse TODAY! To have your community group, anti-police brutality group or family, place of worship, small business, tenant organization, etc. endorse the Brooklyn-wide Day of Action against Racism, Gentrification & Police Brutality

Contact :  info@bangentrification.org or call/text (646) 820 -6039

https://www.facebook.com/events/833546563459181/

#BKMarch2017

#BANGentrification

#TakeBackOurCommunities

#BKRiseUp

#BKFightsRacism

#BlackLivesMatter

#BrownLivesMatter

#EndBrokenWindows

#HereToStay


Brooklyn Wide Anti-Gentrification Strategy Meeting

Join us this Monday, June 5th at the Before it’s Gone, Take it Back Brooklyn-wide strategy meeting for anti-gentrification organizers and activists. B4G organizers will be bringing together Brooklyn residents, tenant and block associations leaders, homeowners, small business owners , community activists, and lawyers to share info and to strategize in order to strengthen our anti-gentrification movement .

– Hear from the current tenant leaders , homeowners, small business owners involved in B4G campaigns . Share Info and Get Support for your struggle against a landlord or developer

– Learn about plans for a Brooklyn-wide march this summer being planned by The Brooklyn Anti-gentrification Network – BAN . Hear about other upcoming movement-wide events or affordable housing campaigns to get involved with.

-Create a Plan of Action with other low-to-middle income Brooklyn residents to fight save our homes and to stop the displacement of our communities

Monday June 5th
6:30pm -8:30pm
at JACK 505 1/2 Waverly Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238
(Between Fulton St. and Atlantic Ave)
Refreshments Served
for more info contact : B4G@equalityforflatbush.org or call /text (646)820–6039

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Kill The Bedford Armory Deal

Join us this Thursday, May 18th, 6-8pm to tell Councilmember Cumbo to #KillTheDeal that will privatize the Bedford Armory and create hundreds of units of luxury housing that will contribute to the gentrification of Crown Heights and the displacement of long-time low- and middle-income residents.

 

Come Out To Community Board 9 ULURP Land Use Meeting on Wednesday, April 19, 2017,  7 – 9 pm!

Community Board Subcommittee will be taking a vote on the Cornell Realty Rezoning of Frankin Ave, the Brookyn Botanic Garden issue. Location: Ebbets Field Middle School 352, Auditorium 46 McKeever Place (bet. Sullivan Place & Montgomery Street)

 

Don’t Let this Happen to Our Garden!

Click here for more information on this campaign and what’s at stake!


Outreach Day at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Join us Saturday, March 11, 2017 12-3 pm at the Save Brooklyn Botanic Garden Out Reach Event!

Massive amount of Luxury High Rise development planned for the perimeter of the Garden.

 

We need people to get petitions signed,

inform the community about the intended development

Get contact information and solicit donations for our actions.

 

We are meeting in two places for this outreach!

The entrance of the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens at

1. Eastern Parkway, next to the Brooklyn Museum

Take the 2 or 3 train to Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum stop

2. Empire Blvd and Flatbush Ave

Take the G or S train to Prospect Park

 

Rally and Protest Department of City Planning

Join us on Wednesday, January 4th 2017, 9:30am to call out the Department of City Planning’s role in the systematic gentrification of our neighborhoods!

The Department of City Planning plays a central but often hidden role in the gentrification of our communities. Their job is to subdue community resistance by engaging us in a drawn out, complex and ultimately pointless community planning process that distracts and consumes community organizations and individuals with busy-work.

In order to move forward with a rezoning, the Department of City Planning must meet with the community to get their input, but they are not required to incorporate any of that input into the final plan. When they do take community input, it’s often window-dressing: a narrow range of details that don’t affect their bottom line. The decision to upzone in the first place is never put to the community, and the real needs and demands of the community are never met. We are told they are ‘not feasible’ or are ‘beyond the scope’ of their department’s work.

They play a game of divide and conquer: tokenizing community groups by picking one or two that are willing to work with them and holding them up as proof that their process to gentrify the neighbohood is legitimate and desired by the community. Any groups that refuse to engage in this ‘planning process’ are then dismissed as unreasonable and unnecessary.

They are sent into communities to give the illusion of community participation. This fake engagement is patronizing and insulting and is part of a long legacy of racist, sexist and classist government strategies to ‘deal’ with poor communities and communities of color. They attempt to demobilize our communities by pulling us into ‘community processes’ where we don’t have real power and which we never asked for in the first place. Ultimately they ignore the community concerns they spent months ‘listening’ to, and couch their predetermined plans within lengthy, inaccessible reports.

DCP is the ambassador of gentrification, brought in to disarm us and clear a path for the developers. Our most recent protest on Dec 18th against Alicia Glen sought to make visible her power as the deputy mayor for housing and economic development. Both she and staff of the DCP work together in an interconnected web to support real estate interests and halt conversations about solving the city’s housing market through non-market based solutions.

Join us 9:30am on Wednesday, January 4th, to bring this message to the Department of City Planning’s next public meeting!

#BANgentrification #WhoseCity? #OurCity!

Protest REBNY’s 28th Annual ‘Deal of the Year’ Gala and Charity

Join our facebook event and help spread the word on social media!

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The Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), a notorious lobbying group responsible for luxury development and displacement in New York City, will be holding their 28th Annual “Deal of the Year” Charity and Awards Gala, this Wednesday, October 26th. Participants, which include the city’s largest landlords and developers, as well as many high-profile elected officials, pay $550 and up to schmooze and reward the top sales and rental deals completed in 2015-2016. Proceeds from this “charity” gala will benefit REBNY’s “Member in Need Fund,” which is, of all New Yorkers in need,a residential landlord experiencing hardship.

And, REBNY had the nerve to make the gala disco-themed, a dance music genre that emerged in the Black community. We find this cultural appropriation particularly insulting knowing that REBNY is a major actor in the systematic displacement of low-to-middle income communities of color. The entertainer for the night is disco legend Gloria Gaynor, whose greatest hit is an anthem of resilience and defiance. As a Black feminist and LGBTQ icon, we are asking her to support the struggle of our communities by not performing at the gala.

There is nothing to celebrate about corporate greed and profiting off our communities. Join the Brooklyn Anti-Gentrification Network and allies in protesting this grand gathering of key players in gentrification and displacement.

#WeWillSurvive #HousingNotHorsDoeuvres #NoAwardsForDisplacement

Protest the Make It In Brooklyn Innovation Summit
September 28th 2016 5:30pm

Brooklyn Anti-Gentrification Network calls on members, friends and allies to join us in a community speak out to protest the Make it in Brooklyn Innovation Summit, where participants pay $400 to schmooze with ‘real estate titans’ and Brooklyn’s ‘builders founders and startups’.  The event is hosted by the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, a champion for the 2004 rezoning that has led to the rapid gentrification and displacement of low-to-middle income residents in Downtown Brooklyn. Help us spread the word–join our facebook event and share with your community!

Join us on the 28th to call these self-proclaimed “innovators” out for what they really are–agents of gentrification and displacement. #WhoseCity? #OurCity! #BANgentrification #BrooklynIsNotForSale

Join the Brooklyn Anti-Gentrification Network (B.A.N.) at the Brooklyn Community Forum on Anti-Gentrification and Displacement Sunday, July 24th

Join us 12-5pm July 24th at the Brooklyn Museum for a day of musical performances, intimate discussions, workshops, panel talks, and more information which will inform, empower and inspire!

At 5pm march with us in unity from the Brooklyn Museum down Washington Avenue to Prospect Park and Empire Boulevard to have a community picnic behind the carousel–bring your own picnic!

Please join our facebook event and invite your friends and networks.

Join the Brooklyn Anti-Gentrification Network (B.A.N.) to demand elected community boards!

March 30th at 12 pm at Brooklyn Borough Hall

Community boards are currently appointed by each Borough President and therefore are not truly accountable or beholden to the community. We want to empower community boards to be more than just advisory and to have veto power. We demand and will work to change the New York City Charter so that Community Boards will be elected.

Join our Facebook Event Here!

BANgentrification.org | @BANgentrifying
#TakeBackOurCommunities #BANGentrification

To endorse or get involved:
info@BANgentrification.org | (646) 820-6039

 

Protest Mayor DeBlasio’s Housing and Gentrification Plans at the State of the City Address with South Bronx Community Congress

The Brooklyn Anti-gentrification Network is mobilizing for State of the City Address !!!!

Join us outside for “The People’s Response to the State of the City.” Come and speak on topics such as Education, Public Safety, Housing, Jobs, Homelessness, NYCHA, Mental Health, IDNYC, public transportation, and the destruction and displacement of our communities for big business and real estate interests!

Thursday at 6pm. See the South Bronx Community Congress event for more details

 

‪#‎OurCity‬
‪#‎ThePeoplesResponse‬
‪#‎dumpdeblasio‬
‪#‎stateofthecity2016‬

https://www.facebook.com/events/1720316781517665/

Protest The 6th Annual Brooklyn Real Estate Summit

November 17th 2015  7:30am-1 pm
At the Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, New York

On November 17th, over 600 of the most elite real estate owners, developers and investors will gather at the Brooklyn Museum to scheme on how to continue to gentrify our neighborhoods, build more luxury apartments and displace low-to-middle income people from our homes.

Along with these greedy profiteers, politicians like former Governor Elliott spitzer & Brooklyn Borough President, Eric Adams will be featured speakers. These bankers, real estate developers, and electeds are hell bent on destroying the cultural, economic, and social diversity of New York City.

The Brooklyn Anti-gentrification Network (B.A.N.) is calling on all New Yorkers – longtime and new residents of all nationalities – to COME out on November 17th !

http://brooklynsummit.com/
To endorse: info@BANgentrification.org or call/text (646) 820-6039
To help us raise funds: gofundme.com/g76y3ew5

Please, sign our petitions!

Eric Adams: Represent the people of Brooklyn! Do not speak at the Brooklyn Real Estate Summit on November 17th!

Brooklyn Museum: Do not host the Brooklyn Real Estate Summit!

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March Against Displacement

September 25th, 2015

Day of Action against Racism, Gentrification & Police Brutality
September 17th, 2015 

Endorsers of September 17th NYC Day of Action against Racism, Gentrification & Police Brutality (as of 9/17/2015):

Al-Awda New York: The Palestine Right to Return Coalition
Align Brooklyn
Artist Studio Affordability Project*
Black Alliance for Just Immigration -BAJI
Believe Out Loud
BreakAWAY*
Bronxites for NYPD Accountability
Brooklyn Congregations United
Brooklyn Laundry Social Club
Brooklyn Movement Center
Brooklyn Solidarity Network
Bushwick Housing Independence Project*
CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities
Churches United for Fair Housing (CUFFH)
Coastline Tenants Association
Criminal Justice Initiative
East Harlem Preservation, Inc.
Educated Little Monsters (ELM)
El Barrio Tours
El Grito de Sunset Park*
Equality for Flatbush*
Faith in New York
Families United for Racial and Economic Equality (FUREE)*
FIERCE
Fight Imperialism Stand Together (FIST)
Freedom Trainers
Globe – The LGBTQ Justice Project of Make the Road New York
I Grew Up in Crown Heights, Brooklyn Facebook Page
International Action Center
International Working Women’s Day Coalition
Israeli Committee Against Home Demolitions, USA (ICAHD-USA)
JACK
Jago Community
Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFRE)
Just Info
Law Firm of Abdula Greene
Law Office of Geoffrey Schotter
Met Council on Housing
Milk Not Jails
Millions March NYC
Movement to Protect The People*
New York Latina Advocacy Network
New Yorkers Against Bratton
Northwest Bushwick Community Group*
NYC Shut It Down
Organizing Committee of the Crown Heights Tenants Union
People’s Climate Arts
Peoples Power Assemblies
People’s Theatre Project
Picture the Homeless Housing Committee
Prisoners are People Too, Inc
Progress Queens
Purpose Productions
Queens Neighborhoods United
Reclaim Bushwick*
Release Aging People in Prison (RAPP)
Resistance in Brooklyn
Resource Generation NYC Chapter
Ridgewood Tenant’s Union
Right to the City
Rising Tide NYC
South Asian Fund for Education, Scholarship and Training (SAFEST)
Street Vendor Project
Sunset Park Restoration
Sunset Parker Facebook Group
The 320 Sterling Street Tenants Association*
The Audre Lorde Project*
The Bushwick Cop Watch Team of Peoples’ Justices for Community Control & Police Accountability*
The Commons Choir
The Crystal House Project of The Malcolm X Grassroots Movement*
The East Flatbush Cop Watch Team of Peoples’ Justices for Community Control & Police Accountability*
The Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition (NYC)
The Laundry Workers Center
The NYC Jails Action Coalition
The People Power Movement
The Sullivan-Ludlam-Stoddard Neighborhood Association
The Sylvia Rivera Law Project
The White Anti-Racist Group/European Dissent
Theatre of the Oppressed NYC
Third Root Community Health Center*
UPROSE
VOCAL-NY
Women’s Fightback Network

  • *Denotes member organizations of the Brooklyn Anti-Gentrification Network (BAN)

 Voices Of Community Activists & Leaders (VOCAL-NY) Occupy Wall Street to End Homelessness

September 17th-18th 2015

Join and Share the VOCAL-NY Facebook Event Page

On the anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, we will be marching from Zuccotti Park to City Hall Park to demand housing for the homeless and the banks must pay for it thru a Robin Hood Tax!

We will be meeting at 5:45pm at Zuccotti Park, then we will march and gather at City Hall Park for a speak out and sleep out.

Pack the Court for Anne Pruden

Crown Heights Tenant Union Member and Long Time Activist!

On Wednesday, September 16 2015 at 9:30 at Brooklyn Supreme Court 120 Schermerhorn St. Rm. 346

Demand that all charges be dropped!
Please wear your Organization T-shirt to show solidarity with Anne!!!

Press Conference at 11am outside Court Building

Details:
Anne Pruden was attending a ULURP committee meeting at Community Board 9 in Brooklyn.She was standing up holding a protest sign, because the residents had not been allowed on the committee, thus violating the City Charter, and CB9 Bylaws. The police singled her out and arrested her! Later the Police came to the community and declared that she hadn’t been arrested!!! But as you can see she was!!! Now we are demanding that all charges be dropped! This just oppression of our neighbors and political activists who are putting their lives on the line for us!

Come Out and Show Your Love!!!

Rally and Protest at the Fifth Annual Only Brooklyn® Real Estate Summit

Tuesday, June 16th at 11:30am
At BAM in Downtown Brooklyn
30 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11217

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