FUREE new home potluck & party!

When: Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 6:00pm - 11:00pm

@ The Brooklyn Commons - 388 Atlantic Avenue (between Hoyt/Bond in Brooklyn).

A,C,G to Hoyt-Schermerhorn
F to Bergen
N,R, 2,3, 4,5, B, D, Q to Atlantic/Barclays 

FUREE HAS MOVED!  Come inaugurate our new home with a special potluck dinner and party!

FUREE In the Media

On Fulton Street, Worries About Change

New York Times, 09/21/2013 -

Note: FUREE organizer Lucas Shapiro and member leader Lorena Watler spent an hour with this reporter walking around Downtown Brooklyn, trying to expand the narrative beyond a rather surface-level discussion of what people think of new stores coming into the area. 
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Movement Happy Hour + Fundraiser for Valery & FUREE

When: Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm
65 4th Ave., Brooklyn, New York 11217
(between Dean and Bergan St., blocks from the Atlantic/Barclays subway stop)

Our friends at the Movement Space Project and the Activista Happy Hour crew are hosting a special fundraising event for FUREE.
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Update on Valery's Health - Your Support Needed

Valery and FUREE urgently need your support in this critical time (more details below).  Please contribute to both funds. Read more »

ACTION ALERT: People's Hearing to Save NYCHA!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 4:30pm


To make up for years of playing around with its money & budget cuts stemming from sequestration, NYCHA plans to: Read more »

Campaigns: Public Housing

Candidates Forum for the 35th Council District... TAKE TWO!

When: Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Irondate Theater, 85 South Oxford Street in Fort Greene (between Lafayette and Fulton)

Missed the hugely successful candidates forum we co-hosted on June 28th?

This is your chance to ask questions of and hear from the candidates that want to represent you in the 35th District (Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Prospect Heights and parts of Crown Heights and Bed-Stuy where Letitia James is the outgoing Council Member).

If you want to come as part of the FUREE crew, contact Lucas at 718-852-2960 x306 or email lucas [at] furee [dot] org. Read more »

Campaigns: Voter Engagement
FUREE In the Media

Brooklyn Youth Mobilize To Expand Jobs Program

CITY LIMITS - Brooklyn Bureau, 06/28/2013 -

Isaiah Phillip, a Brooklyn youth who has been looking for work for a few years, is worried. “In certain times you’re going to wonder, ‘If I can’t get this job how am I going to support myself when it’s time…to leave the house?’ I’m already predicting a future that isn’t going to end well. And that scares me.” Read more »

Campaigns: FUREEous Youth

NYC Mayoral Forum on Affordable Neighborhoods

When: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Calvary/St. George’s Church – 4 Rutherford Pl. (East of 3rd Ave btwn 16th & 17th Sts (Manhattan)

Will our next mayor fight for tenants or greedy landlords and developers?

Our communities need real solutions to the affordable housing crisis and the wannabe mayors need to know we mean business!

Join FUREE, hundreds of fellow tenants, and our coalition partners at the Our City, Our Homes Mayoral Forum to learn more about each of the candidates affordable housing plans and how they will fight for us.  Read more »

Campaigns: Voter Engagement

Candidates Forum for the 35th City Council District

When: Friday, June 28, 2013 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Brown Memorial Fellowship Hall - 484 Washington Ave.

(Gates Ave. entrance between Waverly Ave. and Washington Ave., Brooklyn)

In this critical election year, we can’t afford to miss opportunities to make our issues known and make the candidates work for our vote. 

Do you have questions? Come get answers!  Join FUREE and our friends at the Brown Community Development Corporation for this special event to hear each candidate’s responses to tough questions about issues like jobs, housing and access to services.

Confirmed candidates as of 6/12: Olanike Alabi, Laurie Cumbo, Ede Fox, Frank R. Hurley and Jelani Mashariki. Read more »

Campaigns: Voter Engagement
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