Everyone is welcome to join the rally on Saturday.
Dear North Shore Community Partner:
I am writing to urge you, your family, your friends, your neighbors and your colleagues to join me Saturday, May 22, 2 pm, at 119 Tompkins Avenue to rally against an inappropriately sited
The Mayor has announced that the city will be placing a 100-bed men’s shelter on a block with three schools and a playground -- PS 78, the Hungerford School, IS 49 and the newly renovated Rev. Dr. Maggie Howard Playground. This comes after the city has already begun to build a 400-bed family shelter in what we consider our emerging downtown, all of this without community input.
It is urgent that we come out in large numbers to let the mayor know this is an inappropriate placement for a 100-bed men’s shelter.
There is absolutely no way this 100-bed men's shelter would even be on the table in any other community. To treat this community differently from others perpetuates the environmental injustice, redlining and structural racism that created marginalized, under-resourced economically disparate communities. This is not a NIMBY issue, but one of environmental justice.
I support long-term solutions to prevent homelessness. I recognize that short-term solutions are being considered, but they must be reasonable and equitably distributed, and take into account the location and its impact on the targeted community.
JOIN US Saturday, May 22, at 2 pm, at 119 Tompkins Ave. to send a message to the mayor that this is not acceptable. Wear your masks. Bring your friends, bring your neighbors, bring everyone you know -- a large turnout will send a powerful message. Also, bring signs and bring your voices.
In addition, I invite you to join me for a *brief* planning meeting, next Tuesday, May 18, 7:30-8 pm via Zoom. Login information is below ...
Topic: Shelter Rally Planning Meeting
Time: May 14, 2021 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 898 1161 7993
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Council Member Debi Rose
49th District, North Shore
130 Stuyvesant Place, 6th Floor - Staten Island, NY 10301
250 Broadway, Room 1875, New York, NY 10007
(718) 556-7370 (212) 788-6972
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