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Published on Mar 21, 2012
On Weds. March 21, 2011 A Rally was called entitled "The Kingsbridge Armory is OUR Armory!" Calling for Responsible Development Of The Kingsbridge Armory Now! Which has opened it's biding to developers for use of it's space community members, organizations, members of various faiths came together expressing their concerns and hopes that elected politicians involved decide accordingly with the community members directly affected on how best to utilize the space. The Kingsbridge Armory Redevelopment Alliance (KARA) is an alliance of community leaders from tenant and neighborhood associations, congregations, community institutions, unions, businesses and elected officials who work together to make sure the Kingsbridge Armory is developed into a community-oriented mixed-use facility with 2,000 school seats built next to the Armory building.
KARA seeks living wages and union protections for local residents in the construction and permanent jobs, community space, an affordable recreation center, and environmental protections through the negotiation of a Community Benefits Agreement, a Labor Peace Agreement and a Project Labor Agreement with the developer of the Armory. for more info. visit http://www.ourarmory.org/http://www.northwestbronx.org/