I hate the term conspiracy theory. It irks me. Often valid ideas get this moniker, as well as ideas that clearly deserve the term. That said, if Joe Blow murders someone, he is a murderer. If Joe Blow and Joe Shmo decide to murder someone, that is called conspiracy murder. See how that works? If more than one person conspires to do someting illegal, it becomes a conspiracy. Now when most of the city council conspires against the will of the people of New York (in this case – Greenpoint, Brooklyn) – what shall we call that?
This ensured the smallest amount of people who came out to protest were heard. Also much of the contact information provided by councilman Levin was inaacurate, or flat our wrong. Was done on purpose? Do the majority of the city council (who are in the pockets of these developers) want to supress the will of the people? They did.
If you need anymore proof of how disgusting the City Council is, watch this short video on Willets Point. Willets Point is an area in Queens where there are many junkyards and auto repair stores. It became the epitome of the American dream. The majority of these owners were born in other countries, worked hard, saved their money and opened up a business in America. Now the city has sold the 23 acres of land where their businesses are for $1 to developers who are slated to get $46 million in subsidies. The business owners are being thrown out and the city is not compensating them fairly. This is more of the same by these people who could care less about you.
Councilman Levin (the man in the above photo) – told Kim Masson of savegreenpoint.org that if enough people come out and voice there opinions, the city council will vote against it. But he still voted to approve the development.
He also goes on to say “Greenpoint will finally be getting the open space and affordable housing that it deserves.”
Do you think Levin does represents our best interests?
Now there may be a few people on the City Council that actually care about the people, but I’m still looking for one.
We did a couple of interviews with Kim, we got a lot of buzz, we got people going to the meetings, but the will of the people was suppressed.
I now will hand this over to Kim.
Instead of another interview, here is a letter she wrote to illustrate the whole situation as it stands of now, and what we can still do.
You will also see below the map of “the plume,” which is knowledge clearly being suppressed by the developers and those who appease them.
It was said of the Love Canal—one of worst environmental disasters of our day—could have been avoided. Nothing rings more true than the City Council’s decision to approve the rezoning of Greenpoint Landing. Despite the desperate cries of thousands of Greenpoint residents who spoke out in opposition, it is clear our voices are still not being heard.
Steve Levin proudly announced, “Greenpoint will finally be getting the open space and affordable housing that it deserves.”
Time and time again Greenpoint residents have heard this familiar siren’s song, a lure of promises to provide open space and affordable housing. We are here to say there is nothing affordable if the lives of children and teachers are at risk because they are forced to attend a school or play in a park steps away from a Superfund site, which to date has no funds for a clean-up. This land is also buffered against EPA Superfund Site Newtown Creek in a designated floodzone.
The contamination at Superfund site Nuhart Plastics is far-reaching and still growing. In a map obtained by the Department of Conservation, a large plume of cancer-causing liquid phalates sits at the school site’s front door. Greenpoint Landing developers, city officials–including our own City Councilman Steve Levin, and the School Construction Authority know about this fact and still refused to investigate ANY alternative school sites.
This gross negligence on the part of City Agencies is unacceptable. Turning a blind eye to the obvious truths about toxic contamination makes decision makers is no better than the polluters. The promise of a thorough clean-up is not good enough when alternative sites were not explored. Why were no alternate sites considered? Because that would raise construction costs. It is with great shame I call City Councilman Steve Levin our representative and neighbor.
We urge you to distribute this map to everyone you know so that the truth may come out. Call Governor Cuomo and tell him to stop the this before it’s too late—(518) 474-8390.
Disaster may still be avoided.
Thank you Kim.
Watch this video. Go to 2:46 and watch the council-members squirm in their seats as Kim brings up the issues of toxicity.
CLINK ON THIS Nuhart Plume! THIS IS A LINK TO THE PDF FILE OF THE TOXIC PLUME! Take a good look.
Mind you the plume is five feet deep in some areas. At the end of the day this is a PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUE! GO!