F.I.B's friends over at Freddy's Brooklyn Roundhouse have a new episode of the show airing on Tuesday night. I've seen some of the footage and it is definitely a story that is underreported. The residents of the public housing projects around Ft. Greene are feeling the effects of gentrification and have lost many basic neighborhood emmenities including their supermarkets. Here are the details as per the Roundhouse.
Episode 1 of Freddy's Brooklyn Roundhouse's coverage of the FUREE convention will air on BCAT at 8pm this Tuesday, June 3rd and in Manhattan next Thursday, June 5th, at 8:30pm on MNN.
About the show:
Brooklyn's FUREE (Families United for Racial and Economic Equality) held their 5th annual convention followed by a march to protest the closing of the Albee Square Mall. Is it time to fight back? The Developer, John Catsimatidis, destroyed all the services around the Farragut, Whitman and Ingersoll housing projects (which is home to over 30,000 tenants), including the supermarkets (ironically he is the owner, president, chairman, and CEO of the Red Apple Group and Gristedes Foods). NYC is also using a fake "egress" issue to shut down child care. And Public Housing is under attack.
Featuring Ed Carter, Diana Smith, Beverly Corwin, Kevin Powell, V/elmanette Montgomery, Hakeem Jeffries and the Marching Alliance . Not attending for the 5th year in a row was Ed Towns.
Click here to out more about FUREE.
Support FUREE's Downtown Brooklyn Video and watch the trailer here.
Watch Tuesday Nights on BCAT 8:00pm Freddys Brooklyn Roundhouse
Time Warner 34/CableVision 67, BCAT CH 1 for live internet streaming at showtime www.bcat.tv/bcat
Watch Thursday Nights on MNN 8:30pm Freddys Brooklyn Roundhouse
Time Warner 56/17 RCN 83 for live internet streaming at showtime www.mnn.org