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Bedford Union Armory Rally + GOTV Canvass

  • Bedford Union Armory 1579 Bedford Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11225 United States (map)

Join NYC-DSA and our coalition partners (NYCC, CHTU, Picture the Homeless, Laborers Local 79) for an important rally at the Bedford Union Armory. The Armory is the site of a long struggle between community interests, advocating for 100% affordable housing, and private interests, advocating for profit-making market-rate apartments and luxury condos. So far, the city has been unapologetically championing the latter by planning to sell this publicly owned land at the Bedford Union Armory to an anti-union luxury real estate developer, BFC Partners.

The District 35 city council member (currently Laurie Cumbo) has the political power to give the go ahead or vote down this plan, and we are saying loudly and clearly: #KillTheDeal. After the rally, we will hold a Get Out The Vote canvass, reminding community stakeholders to think about the armory when they cast their votes in the primary on 9/12. Afterwards, to round out a full day of fighting for affordable housing in NYC, we will meet up with the Brooklyn Anti-gentrification Network (BAN) march.