Greenpoint and Williamsburg Residents March on City Hall
March 12, 2015
City Hall steps filled to capacity as activists call for park to be completed
More than 300 people attended a rally on the steps of City Hall to demand the completion of a 28-acre park that was first promised in 2005.
The army of local activists, so big that some were forced to protest outside the gates of the building, called for the city to honor its commitment of providing park space along the entire Williamsburg waterfront.
A huge number of new campaigners, including many children, came to show their support.
Agnieszka Gac-Chlebosz, a health-worker and mother of two young children, said that this was her first time rallying for a community issue.
“I’ve never really done this before, but this was so important. I didn’t want to see this park go up in flames. Our children, our families and our community need this.
“Study after study shows that this is so important for health benefits. I’m angry that I have to be here and my children don’t want to be here, they want to be in the park.”…