Vote for the Responsible Development of Pier 6

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Dear ESDC Board Members, I urge you to vote in favor of changes to the Brooklyn Bridge Park General Project Plan so that the Pier 6 development can be built. This project will not only provide good jobs for workers

Join us on August 18th to stand up for Good Jobs & Affordable Housing

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Rama Campbell, painter and drywall taper pictured above, will be one of a number of Brooklyn residents standing up for good jobs and affordable housing on the Brooklyn Heights Library development on August 18th. The library is being sold to

Build Up Speaks Out For Good Jobs & Responsible Development at Community Board 2

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Build Up NYC activists turned out and spoke out at the Brooklyn Community Board 2 zoning committee, jobs and economic development committee, and the full community board meeting about the Hudson Companies proposed redevelopment of the Brooklyn Heights Library. Build

Brooklyn Bridge Park announces Responsible Developer for Pier 6

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Build Up NYC joined Alicia Glen, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, Regina Myer, President of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation and other environmental, community and business leaders to urge the Empire State Development Corporation support the Pier 6 development in Brooklyn

Zone In on Good Jobs!

Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to rezone East New York, the Cromwell-Jerome area in the Bronx, West Flushing, Long Island City, among others. Changing the zoning code for the land in these neighborhoods will allow developers to build taller/wider buildings

Join us on April 1!

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Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to rezone East New York, the Cromwell-Jerome area in the Bronx, West Flushing, Long Island City, among others. Changing the zoning code for the land in these neighborhoods will allow developers to build larger/higher buildings that will accommodate new affordable housing units as part of the Mayor’s housing plan.

SOS at Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation

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The New York City Department of Buildings has stopped work on Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park ten times—seven times for safety violations—in addition to numerous other fines and violations. The lack of oversight by the developers to ensure compliance with NYC building codes and safety practices may put the safety of the public and workers on the project in jeopardy.

Brooklyn Bridge Park Stop Work Order Fuels Calls to Stop All Construction in Pier 1

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More than a dozen Build Up NYC activists were joined by community allies and local elected officials February 2 to symbolically “block the view” of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation’s office using a large stop sign.

Join us for Learning Day on Wednesday, January 14!

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Join Build Up NYC and Councilman Costa Constantinides, Urban Upbound, Astoria Houses Tenant Association, Queensbridge Tenant Association and Ravenswood Tenant Association on Wednesday, January 14 for a Learning Day in our community. Learn about new opportunities for careers in construction, building operations, security and the hotel industry. Representatives from construction pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs, 32BJ SEIU and the Hotel Trades Council will be on hand to answer questions about work in their industries.

Astoria Cove Project Gets Final Approval from NYC Council

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“Good jobs and affordable housing will be a reality in Astoria Cove thanks to Mayor Bill de Blasio, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Councilman Costa Constantinides’s leadership,” said Build Up NYC President Gary LaBarbera. “We are proud to stand with them today and look forward to continue working with them and the rest of the City Council to ensure responsible development strengthens our communities.”