The Fifth Avenue Committee, aTask Force member organization focused on South Brooklyn, is hosting two meetings this week:

Tuesday, March 24:  Demystifying Zoning: Gowanus — Catering specifically to Gowanus residents, this workshop will explore zoning basics as well as the Gowanus rezoning map specifically.   There will also be group exercises to assess – building by building, zone by zone – which structures in the Gowanus framework face the greatest threat from demolition under the City’s current plan.

(For more information about the Gowanus rezoning, check out the Municipal Art Society’s recent post: A Great Place to Work, But to Live?)

Wednesday, March 25: Accountable Development Working Group Meeting – This group meets monthly to discuss accountable development issues in Brooklyn.  This meeting will focus on the Right to the City (RTTC) curriculum.  Fifth Avenue Committee is a member of RTTC, a national alliance of racial, economic and environmental justice organizations which seeks to halt the displacement of low-income people from their historic urban neighborhoods.  The curriculum is meant as an introduction to RTTC as well as a spring board for discussion and action around issues of displacement.

Both meetings will be held in English and Spanish at the FAC office, 621 DeGraw Street btw. 3rd and 4th Avenues.

For more information or to RSVP, Contact Davel Powell at (718) 237-2017, ext 148 or