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Jun 5, 2007 08:28 AM

The end of the Red Hook Ballfields?


Is this a petition one's city council member thing? Chain ourselves to the fence at the park? Hunger strike?

Actually, never mind that last one...

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        1. Take action, this is who to call.

          Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg
          City Hall
          New York, NY 10007
          PHONE 311 (or 212-NEW-YORK outside NYC)

          FAX (212) 788-8123


          NYC Department of Parks & Recreation

          The Arsenal
          Central Park
          830 5th Avenue
          New York, NY 10021


          Red Hook Council Member (district 38
          )Sara M. Gonzalez

          District Office Address:
          5601 5th Ave S-2
          Brooklyn, NY 11220
          District Office Phone No.: (718) 439-9012
          District Office Fax No.: (718) 439-9042

          Legislative Office Address:
          250 Broadway
          NY, NY 10007
          Legislative Office Phone No.: (212) 788-7372
          Legislative Office Fax No.:


          1. This is obviously news of great concern to our community. The problem is that we can't allow Chowhound to be used to publicize "causes" and such (and we were starting to get flurries of such postings, which we've removed). If we allowed that sort of thing, there'd be no end to it, and you definitely wouldn't want to see lots of that here. You come to Chowhound for chow tips, and so we try to stay focused narrowly on where to find great chow!  As we state in our Posting Etiquette:

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            This is news that affects Chowhounds. But the issue is politically loaded, so we're closing this discussion to further response in order to keep the news and not the politics.