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Productive Exchange of Ideas Breaks Out at Fort Greene Plaza Workshop

Posted By Ben Fried On February 17, 2012 @ 2:33 pm In Fort Greene,Plazas,Public Space | 7 Comments


This piece of alarmism was produced by an entity known as FACT, believe it or not.

The reports are in [2], and it seems like Fort Greene residents were able to have a productive workshop with NYC DOT and the Fulton Area Business Alliance (FAB) last night [3] to discuss the new public plaza planned for Fowler Square. A reader informs us that aside from a few minutes of haranguing from a few individuals, attendees could sit down together and share ideas.

Previous public meetings for both the Fowler Square plaza and the recently opened plaza by Putnam Avenue in Clinton Hill have been ambushed by Schellie Hagan, an opponent of plazas [4] and FAB [5] who goes by the acronym FACT (Fulton Area Coming Together). As you can see from this Hagan flyer that our reader sent along, FACT is really all about bringing the Fulton area together by informing everyone of the facts.

After all, how could Fulton Street withstand another project to “split a neighborhood apart” like the “leisure class” plaza [4] that opened at Putnam Avenue last year?

While a successful anti-plaza campaign would deprive residents of a community space open to all, that hasn’t stopped Hagan from trying to co-opt Occupy Wall Street and the 99 Percent movement, as you can see in her full flyer after the jump…


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[1] Image: http://www.streetsblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/FACT-anti-plaza-flyer-part.jpg

[2] reports are in: http://fortgreene.patch.com/articles/live-blogging-meeting-tonight-on-proposed-fowler-square-plaza

[3] workshop with NYC DOT and the Fulton Area Business Alliance (FAB) last night: http://www.streetsblog.org/2012/02/16/tonight-help-shape-the-future-of-fort-greenes-fowler-square/

[4] opponent of plazas: http://fortgreene.patch.com/articles/photo-top-putnam-plaza-critic-caught-in-the-act#photo-8193161

[5] FAB: http://fort-greene.thelocal.nytimes.com/tag/schellie-hagan/

[6] Image: http://www.streetsblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/FACT-anti-plaza-flyer.jpg

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