But it's great to see the Member's direct involvement. Even if this is all political theater, it's the kind of theater we need right about now.
|Junior Felix - One Half of the Founding Duo, Heads East|
Dear BBG Member,
Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s plant collections are under serious threat from a proposed massive building complex including two 39-story towers just 150 feet from the Garden.
The Garden is strongly advocating that current land-use zoning must remain—zoning that was designed to protect our conservatories, greenhouses, and nurseries where plants are grown for the entire 52 acres of BBG.
Outsized towers of this height would block hours of sunlight to these spaces and cause lasting damage to BBG, a world-renowned treasure whose plant collections have been serving the community and fostering generations of environmental stewards for over 100 years.
We are calling on our members and supporters to help us speak out against rezoning with our elected officials. Join us in signing a petition to City officials to oppose this rezoning and to protect the integrity and the beauty of the Garden!
SIGN THE PETITION NOW Join Brooklyn Botanic Garden in protecting this vital community asset at the Public Scoping Meeting on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at the New York City Department of City Planning. As a valued member of Brooklyn Botanic Garden, I ask that you join us at this hearing to show your solidarity and stand with us against these zoning changes.
You can also to contact the chairs of the City Council's Committee on Land Use and the Council's Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises, the District 35 Council Member (the proposed project is in Council District 35), your own City Council Member, the Brooklyn Borough President, and the Mayor.
If you have further questions, please email email@example.com. Thank you for your ongoing membership support and for helping BBG protect its sunlight.
Scot Medbury, BBG President Copyright © 2019
BROOKLYN BOTANIC GARDEN
1000 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225
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