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Offline toddg

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Renewable Rikers
« on: June 06, 2019, 08:59:51 PM »
Here's an interesting proposal that I hadn't heard about until yesterday --

This evening, City Councilmember Costa Constantinides is hosting a forum in Jackson Heights on "Renewable Rikers" -- a proposal to repurpose Rikers Island as a sustainable energy hub for the city (once the city completes its plan to close the prison).

Tonight's forum is being co-hosted by Danny Dromm, Jessica Ramos, Catalina Cruz, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  Of course, the participation by AOC means that all sorts of chaos is taking place on the streets outside the Jewish Center of Jackson Heights, with pro-Trump protestors and lots of gawkers.  Fun times!

Anybody who attended the forum, please post your observations about it here.

In the meantime, here is some recent press coverage on the topic:

Costa Constantinides and Rebecca Bratspies: Rikers Island should get green infrastructure
Queens Courier: Western Queens elected officials host renewable Rikers Island forum in Jackson Heights
Astoria Post: Elected Officials Seek to Transform Rikers Island into Renewable Energy Center, Town Hall Discussion Thursday

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Re: Renewable Rikers
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2019, 09:14:05 PM »
i got to the corner around 7:15, not knowing this was happening, and the line was around the block. the minders of the line seemed to indicate that getting in might be tight.

there were six protesters on the other side. with Trump 2020 signs, yelling about socialism destroying America. no one seemed to be paying them much mind, but it was a peaceful co-existence thing.

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Re: Renewable Rikers
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2019, 09:14:05 PM »