Monday, April 12, 2010

Empire Fulton Ferry Park Carousel Protest - Plan Would Destroy Trees etc.


2010_4_carousel.jpgThink the West Village has the market cornered when it comes to emotional save-our-neighborhood signage? Then we turn your attention to Dumbo, where all Jane Walentas (wife of neighborhood developer/kingpin David Walentas) wants to do is stick her meticulously restored antique carousel in a starchitect-designed hut inside Empire Fulton Ferry Park, which is closed due to its pending merger with Brooklyn Bridge Park. And she wants to pay for the whole thing, too, but not everyone is excited about the plan, and that includes whomever is posting these signs around the locked entrance to the park. We've transcribed what the flyer says, because, well, that's how good it is:

the carousel
Boycott this thoughtless project of a rich individual's boredom

In order to install the carousel in the park, 
· A majestic tree will be chopped down
· Nature all around will be destroyed

Read More:

Dumbo Resident Declares War on the Walentas' Whirligig! 

Curbed -  April 12, 2010, by Joey

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