Brooklyn CB 1 hearing on Waterfront Greenway – Dec 19th

Dear Williamsburg and Greenpoint Residents!

The Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway, when it is completed, will create a continuous recreational and transportation path along the entire Brooklyn waterfront. It will be for Brooklyn residents what the Hudson River Greenway is for Manhattan residents. This comprehensive plan for public space along the Brooklyn waterfront has gone through years of community input and now it is time to get it built in Greenpoint!

Next week, Community Board 1 will vote on whether they support the completion of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway along West Street in Greenpoint. Your voice in the room will ensure that their answer is a resounding YES. 

What: Community Board 1 Transportation Committee Meeting
When: Wednesday, December 19th, 6:30 pm
Where: 435 Graham Avenue

“Mr. Ohnesorg’s death had a powerful mobilizing effect. The photograph of a woman cradling his head as he lay on the ground is among the most iconic images in Germany. Average students who might never have joined the 1968 protest movement were moved to action. And on a darker note it became the chief justification for violent action by terrorist groups like the Red Army Faction and the Second of June Movement, which even took its name from the day of Mr. Ohnesorg’s killing.” – East German Stasi Spy Killed Protester

NYU student occupation has video

as my own work has firmly entrenched the idea of creating your own media (ie my work during the Beijing Olympics), especially when it comes to under serviced/reported political actions, i’ve now discovered that Take Back NYU! has been live streaming vis-a-vis Ustream. sadly, at this very moment, they are off the air.

in this age of techo-political theater, if you want to control the message, you MUST control the media. in my two cent, arm-chair activist review, i think they should have gotten a mogulus stream and pre-packaged their asks into an endless number of videos clearly illustrating their demands while splicing in live feeds from their occupation. at a minimum, these kids should be twittering updates and taking their message directly to the public. BUT don’t get me wrong, this is one step up from the New School occupation

btw, if anyone has access to these kids, someone should slip them a cell phone with qik and teach them to twitter. if the cops/authorities do decide to use force, there’s nothing more dramatic than a jostling moving image with people screaming/chanting “don’t tase me bro!”

good luck comrads!

Streaming live video by Ustream