You have to love the Community Plan for sending a singing telegram (MOV file) City Councilman David Yassky to beg for the rezoning of Greepoint and Williamsburg to include more parks and open space, plus afforable housing and a limited on how high buildings can be (see their campaign overview). No word on the reaction of Yassky, who serves Williamsburg, Brooklyn Heights, Greenpoint, DUMBO, Park Slope, Boerum Hill, Vinegar Hill and Fulton Ferry Landing, but Gothamist hopes he was also given the text of the telegram, because it went pretty fast.
The Community Plan has also developed a project where concerned residents tell Bloomberg to Fuhgeddaboutit, "it" being his rezoning plans, by taking a picture in a cut-out board; there's a rally planned on Sunday to get ready for Monday's City Council hearing. The Williamsburg Warriors have helped to create a link that lets people email all 50 City Council members at once about the rezoning. And Block Magazine sent us some pictures of the balloon "protest" Brooklynites have organized (another photo is at UrbanPhoto, which explained the balloons represent the questionable proposed height of buildings). Here's one photo at right (click for bigger image) and we'll put others up later.
Photo by Sullivan Walsh