Mobilizing Against NYCHA Infill and Loss of Meltzer Towers Park

Posted on: April 15th, 2013 at 6:30 am by
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Save Meltzer Towers Park. That’s the campaign slogan by neighborhood activists who assembled on East First Street over the weekend to spread the word. The small green pasture, a lifeblood for residents in the NYCHA housing project there, is one of the citywide sites considered for the controversial Infill proposal.

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Meltzer Towers is predominantly populated by low-income seniors, many of whom are of limited mobility. Eliminating this park and its canopy of 31 mature trees would subtract this vital respite for those who can’t otherwise go elsewhere. The literature distributed this past weekend noted that the…

NYCHA Infill Plan would dramatically and permanently alter our communities in ways that we are opposed to. It will result in years of disruption, pollution, noise, and overcrowding. We call upon NYCHA, our local representatives, and congressional legislators to put a stop to this ill-conceived and unwanted plan.

What’s your take on the NYCHA Infill Plan?  Do you think it’s a good move?

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