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EMERGENCY TOWN HALL MEETING
on Flushing Meadows Corona Park
MONDAY OCTOBER 1ST
7:30PM
82ND STREET ACADEMICS
81-10 35TH AVENUE (map)

For more information, please see this document for a report compiled by the Pratt Center for Community Development on these proposals.

Hands Off Our Public Land

Flushing Meadows Corona Park is the preëminent park in Queens, where people and cultures from all over the world come together. This public park should be open to everybody. But now come wealthy developers, and they want to privatize our public space. The 1% have taken control away from the 99% of finance, education, healthcare, and our own government. Now the 1% want to do a land grab of our common public space. Occupy Queens does not consent to this privatization.

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  1. Janet says:

    Oct 2, 2012

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    Around 2007, there was a powerful developers’ plan to convert the 14 acre Pier 40 on the Hudson (a long time parking garage with public soccer field, other sports fields and park areas on top) into an entertainment complex (with permanent sites for Cirque de Soleil and Tribeca Film Festival, shops, restaurants, cinemas, promising to draw crowds of 2 million plus, etc. There was a lot of public outreach; public meetings were held, petitions signed, and the neighborhood and wider community drew together and successfully opposed it.

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