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'Save Gowanus' is planning a rally on Thursday night at the Carroll Street bridge to protest the Lightstone Group's 12 story, 700 unit project at 363-365 Bond Street on the shores of the Gowanus Canal.
Save Gowanus is composed of Gowanus residents and home-owners living near the site on Bond Street between Carroll Street and 2nd Street, as well as members of civic groups Friends of Bond (FOB) and Friends and Residents of Greater Gowanus (FROGG)
Mayoral candidate Bill Thompson is scheduled to attend and will be speaking with concerned community members about the impact the Lightstone apartment complex will have on the community and on the Gowanus flood zone.
From a FROGG press release:
"This is not a rally to endorse Thompson's mayoral candidacy; instead, it is a chance "to bring broader attention to the issue of irresponsible development (which endangers scale, zoning, schools, transit and health and safety) in the context of the mayoral race.
It is extremely urgent that as many of you attend as possible. Please invite your neighbors as well. We need to show all our elected representatives how important this issue is to our community. They've already heard from the developers and their lobbyists; now it's our turn to be heard. This is the protest that will hopefully help bring attention to our issue in the media and the mayoral race."
***UPDATE From Save Gowanus
Tonite's rally, which will be attended both by the media and by Mayoral candidate Bill Thompson, is still scheduled to happen at the Carroll Street Bridge.
However, in chance of rain, we'll be moving indoors to the community room of Mary Star of the Sea, 41 1st Street.
Keep your eyes peeled to the website, savegowanus.org, to find out if the rally has been moved to that indoor location.