Monday, April 25, 2005

Brooklyn, New York - About 200 activists and community members wove their way through the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn in opposition to new high-rise luxury developments which are planned for the area. They concluded at state owned waterfront parkland on Kent Ave and North 7th street, which has been fenced off from the public for years due to lack of funding. Demonstrators were treated to hot food and performances by the Hungry March Band and the Rude Mechanicals Orchestra, after which landscaping tools and garbage bags were passed around and people set to work cleaning up the lot.