Dramatic Bushwick anti-gentrification message projected on Montague Street
Bright lights in Brooklyn Heights
“The Bushwick ‘Community Plan’ is a sham!” and “De Blasio, stop selling us out!” were two of the messages projected in giant white letters on the facade of TD Bank on Montague Street Monday night.
The illuminated slogans were meant to be seen by staffers at the NYC Department of City Planning (DCP), with offices across the street from TD Bank on the seventh floor of the Montague-Court Building.
“How do you spell racist? DCP!” chanted Ariella (she did not provide her last name), a spokeswoman for G-REBLS, .
G-REBLS and Mi Casa No Es Su Casa, two activist groups from Bushwick, are “fighting for our neighborhood,” Ariella told the Brooklyn Eagle. The groups feel a planned rezoning of the neighborhood threatens longtime residents.