FUREE In the Media

Promises, Protests Continue After Barclays Center Opening

Next American City, 10/01/2012 -

Around 17 of the jobs pledged for the newly opened Barclays Center in Brooklyn materialized late Saturday afternoon in the form of arena employees in maroon vests and grey ties, blocking protestors from the entrance. Read more »

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Skip the Entertainment, Groups Want Jobs and Housing from Atlantic Yards

MetroFocus, 09/25/2012 -

The Barclays Center is built. The ribbon has been cut. To open the Brooklyn arena, none other than Jay-Z (also an investor in the home-team Brooklyn Nets) is playing eight shows starting Friday night — and they’re all sold out. Read more »

Chaos or Community? - FUREE's 10th Annual Convention

When: Saturday, September 29, 2012 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

St. Joseph High School, 80 Willoughby St, Downtown Brooklyn; followed by a march for jobs, housing and justice at 4pm

Fall Apart or Fight Together for Jobs, Housing and Justice! Read more »

FUREE In the Media

Housing Activists Call for NYCHA Accountability

WBAI/Pacifica Radio, 08/08/2012 -

Today a coalition of housing activists gathered in front of NYCHA, the New York City Housing Authority’s Headquarters.  Then they marched over to HUD,  the US Department of Housing and Urban Development,  demanding accountability from Housing Officials. WBAI's Linda Perry has the story. (Follow the link for the audio file.)

Campaigns: Public Housing
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Mayor Bloomberg admits NYCHA could be doing a better job

NY Daily News, 08/08/2012 -

Mayor Bloomberg  acknowledged Wednesday that the New York City Housing Authority could be doing better for its residents — but continued to blame budget woes despite NYCHA’s nearly $1 billion in unspent federal funds.

“Could we do it better? Yeah, I’m sure we can always do it better,” Bloomberg said in response to a series of Daily News stories that exposed high-salaried NYCHA board members sitting on funds while public housing crumbles all over the city. Read more »

Campaigns: Public Housing
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The Changing Color of Our Neighborhoods

CNN Radio, 07/25/2012 -

The complexion of some of America’s cities is changing. According to the last census, four of the 25 fastest gentrifying zip codes are in Brooklyn, New York. Upwardly mobile families are moving back into urban centers, reversing a trend of the 1970’s commonly called "white flight."

[:57] “To me, gentrification is when a certain group of people move into a neighborhood and they totally take it over. They bring in all their values and their lifestyle,” said Michele Payne, a long time resident of the Clinton Hill section of Brooklyn, NY.

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Brooklyn Group Collects Signatures to Have Youth Voices Heard

DNAInfo.com, 07/10/2012 -

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — Young people involved with Families United for Racial and Economic Equality (FUREE) in Downtown Brooklyn have started a petition asking the Committee on Youth Services to hold their public meetings at an hour when youth can attend.

It all started last March when the Committee held a public hearing to discuss programs for youth in New York City. The teenagers of FUREE wanted to give the committee feedback about how the programs were working in their communities. But most couldn’t attend because the meeting was at 10 a.m. and they were in school.

Some students attended but had to miss school in order to do so.

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Campaigns: FUREEous Youth

MY BROOKLYN Film Screening Hosted by FUREE & Fifth Ave Committee

When: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Park Slope United Methodist Church - 410 6th Avenue at 8th St.

FUREE, the Fifth Ave Committee and Neighbors Helping Neighbors invite you to...

FREE Screening of "MY BROOKLYN" followed by Community Discussion

Click here to learn more about this award-winning film that explores issues of gentrification and displacement in Downtown Brooklyn.  FUREE members and campaign actions are highlighted in this important documentary. Read more »

FilmWax Screening of "My Brooklyn" co-sposored by FUREE!

When: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture

53 Prospect Park West (between 1st & 2nd St. in Park Slope across from the park)

Special *FREE* Screening of New Award-Winning Documentary "MY BROOKLYN" that features many FUREE members and campaign actions! Read more »

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