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League of Fans urges all to attend the June 19 Brooklyn Block Party and Rally Against the Ratner/Nets Arena


From Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn:

Celebrate Brooklyn Communities Block Party and Rally Against the Ratner/Nets Arena and High Rise Development

When: Saturday, June 19th, 2pm
Where: Pacific Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues - Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
Cost: FREE!

As developer Bruce Ratner's plan to build a new arena and high rise buildings in Brooklyn continues apace, the affected communities are coming together to draw the publicís attention to exactly what is at stake. On June 19, 2004 in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, a consortium of activist groups will be hosting the Celebrate Our Communities Block Party, an event celebrating our Brooklyn communities, while affirming the right of individuals everywhere to have a say in development projects that affect them. The event will highlight the problems of misguided initiatives like Ratner's Nets Arena and 17 High Rise Proposal -- the demolition of homes and businesses, misuse of taxpayer funds, 3K parking garage and traffic increase, environmental damage, mall-ification of mom and pop communities, lack of sustainable jobs and affordable housing. Yet, the block party/rally will be first and foremost a celebration of the area's dynamic and viable communities and the residents who have done so much to transform this part of Brooklyn.

Popular Brooklyn musical acts and DJs include:
The French Kicks
DJ Scribe (Love Revolution)
Eman (Bang the Party)
DJ Dhundee (Sugar Cuts)
Gamall (Rude Movements)
Touch It Crew

Special Guests:
MC Enemy
The Spunk Lads

Some of Brooklyn's finest restaurants and bars and the area's crafts and design stores will be offering their wares; politicians, activists and performers will be keeping the throngs entertained from the pulpit.

The event is not to be missed for anyone sympathetic to a communityís right to choose its future, or anyone who simply wishes to spend a great day in Brooklyn.

Saturday, June 19, 2pm. Pacific Street between 5th and 6th Avenue, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.
2/3, 4/5, B or Q to Atlantic Avenue; N, R, D or M to Pacific Street; G to Fulton Street; C to Lafayette Avenue.

* Take Action! *

Please help by:
1) attending the block party/rally and encouraging others to do so;
2) forwarding this message to family and friends in the New York City area; and
3) printing and distributing these fliers (pdf) announcing the event.

More info at Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn; e-mail: [email protected]; tel: (718) 362-4784.