Gowanus United Mobilization Meeting. Thursday October 23

As you know, NYS is constructing a large-scale parole facility in the heart of Gowanus. The building will open as early as December. To fight this, residents, business owners, artists and civic groups have mobilized and formed Gowanus United (GU). Together we are determined to do what we could never do alone — and we need you to help ensure our success.

The facts are clear: NYS is consolidating Brooklyn’s three parole offices into a single sprawling facility at 15 Second Avenue at 5th Street that will serve more than 6,000 parolees (300-400 daily). The building is close to schools and other places where children congregate in a neighborhood that is poorly served by mass transit and already struggling with congested streets and limited parking. The State acted in complete secrecy and with no regard for the vibrant, mixed-use, family-oriented neighborhood surrounding the site. For more information, see our attached flyer or visit our website http://gowanusunited.org.

GU is attacking the problem on three fronts: (1) legal, (2) political, and (3) through grassroots community support. We are grateful that local business and property owners are funding the initial expenses associated with the legal and political strategy. And we have benefited greatly by the pro bono contributions of many of our talented neighbors and friends, as well as support from others who care deeply about Gowanus. But the fight is just beginning….

Please join us for a Mobilization Meeting:

Thursday, October 23rd, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
(doors open at 6:00pm)

Al-Madinah School
383 3rd Avenue at 5th Street

We will provide progress updates and share plans for the next few weeks, as well as work together to fine-tune those plans. Among the activities that will need your help — intense outreach to schools and child-friendly businesses, planning a demonstration potential outreach to elected officials and spreading the word throughout our community.

Thank you for your interest and support so far. We look forward to seeing you Thursday!

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Common Ground Gowanus

Arts Gowanus

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NBC Report Regarding Parole Facility

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Transparency & Fairness in Brooklyn Parole Headquarters Siting

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If you oppose current plans for parolee facility in Gowanus, please take a moment to sign this petition.

http://docfacility-bradlander.nationbuilder.com/doc_petition?utm_campaign=doccs&utm_medium=email&utm_source=bradlander

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Potential Sites for Retention Tanks

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ShortList of Potential Sites

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Public Meeting Regarding New Parolee Facility on 9/29

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Pardon Me For Asking: From 86 To 14 Possible Locations: Deadline Nearing For DEP To Site CSO Retention Basins Mandated By EPA

Pardon Me For Asking: From 86 To 14 Possible Locations: Deadline Nearing For DEP To Site CSO Retention Basins Mandated By EPA.

 

WATCH FULL VIDEO FROM SEPTEMBER 17 MEETING BELOW

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Important Public Meeting to Discuss Potential Retention Tank Locations

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Diaper Kind is Looking for Drivers!

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The basics are…
2 to 3 nights per week: Monday and/or Tuesday and/or Wednesday nights after 8:30pm.
Starting at 9:00pm, for 2 to 5 hours per night.
Delivering in either:  Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens or Brooklyn

Must be a non-smoker.
Must clear a background check.
Must have a valid drivers license and have/use your own insured/registered
vehicle.
Must be able to carry 20 pounds up/down 5th floor walk-ups.
Must be comfortable working in occasional inclement weather and at night.

Pay is based on mileage + # of stops.  And, depending on traffic/driving conditions, it ends up ranging between $15-$30 per hour.
Pay is “on the books” via W-4.

This work can complement regular “day jobs” really well.
And all of our current drivers have been with us for 2+ years – it’s a good job!

 

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Hamill: Decades-old Brooklyn family business becomes victim of red tape – NY Daily News

Statewide Fireproof Door Co. in Carroll Gardens, which has been in business for 49 years, will soon close its doors after seeing its workman comp insurance rates increase 380% for six workers. President Darrel Caneiro appealed to a number of pols to fix the problem, but says, ultimately, ‘bureaucracy killed us.’

 

Hamill: Decades-old Brooklyn family business becomes victim of red tape – NY Daily News.

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