Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Justice for All Coalition Invites Community Feedback on Development

Justice for All Coalition, a local organization focused on the impact of rezoning and development in Long Island City/Astoria, is convening a public meeting featuring a presentation from the Department of City Planning on their updated plans for the area. Justice for All Coalition is reaching out to encourage residents and groups to come out and learn firsthand what is being planned for the community. This will also be an opportunity to ask questions and offer feedback. Local leaders who have served as resident association presidents for the developments will also be honored as part of the agenda, in an effort to acknowledge the longstanding tradition of community involvement and activism.

Representatives of the Justice for All Coalition believe that “we need to stand together in unity and mobilize efforts to express concerns like those in Chinatown and Sunset Park that have likewise been impacted by a trend of over built communities that threaten residents with higher prices; displacement; loss of local businesses; forced choices about land use and dwindling prospects for affordable housing.” They urge the public to let their voices be heard. “Save the Date” and come out on Monday, March 13th at 7:00pm to the Jacob Riis Center located at 10-25 41st Avenue, Long Island City. Doors will open at 6:45pm and light refreshments will be served. For more information, go to


or email jfacoalition@gmail.com

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