Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Midweek Links: Safe in This Place Tomorrow (Thursday), Ideas for the Bedford-Union Armory


- Safe in This Place, a community-based theater and dialogue project, hosts its first session tomorrow at Georgia's Place (691 Prospect, at Bedford) from 7-9:30pm. Check the Crow Hill Community Association site (they're helping to sponsor the project) or get in touch with them at for more information.

- NY1 ran a report on Monday's Town Hall Meeting about possible uses for the Bedford-Union Armory (including a video walkthrough of the site), which will be retired as an active National Guard training facility later this year and handed over to the state. Proposals from local residents included a track-and-field center, an archive for local and civil rights history, an after-school center, a food pantry, and an events space/arena (this last proposed by the folks from Gotham Girls Roller Derby). Ideas are being complied by students in Urban Planning at NYU for a study to be released in the spring (the enormous space could probably accommodate several uses). If you've got an inspiration, send it along to them at

- The Times reports that Hakeem Jeffries, after much preparation and speculation, will announce his bid to replace incumbent Ed Towns in New York's 10th Congressional District this Sunday. 

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