GREC Celebrates Community Vision!

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Partners in The Greenpoint Renaissance Enterprise Corp. (GREC)  celebrate the City approving their vision for the Greenpoint Hospital campus. (l to r) Luz Rosero, (president of United Neighbors Organization), Debra Benders (president of Cooper Park Houses Tenant Association), Marie Leanza (St. Nicks Alliance), Michael Rochford (Exec. Dir. of St. Nicks Alliance),  Jan Peterson (founder and director of the National Congress of Neighborhood Women and Chair and founding member of GREC), Frank Lang (Dir. Housing, St. Nicks Alliance), Guido and Teresa Cianciotta (Concerned Citizens of Withers Street).

What do you do when a 35-year-old dream comes true? You have a BBQ and acknowledge those neighbors who joined together and stuck to their purpose to give the community something better than an overcrowded homeless shelter.  The Greenpoint Renaissance Enterprise Corp. (GREC) celebrated City approval of the final plan for the Greenpoint Hospital campus that will create over 500 new affordable rental apartments (110 for seniors), maintain a high-quality 200-bed shelter on the campus, and include new community facilities. St. Nicks Alliance, Hudson Companies, and Project Renewal were designated by the City to make the plan a reality.

“There’s a renaissance going on, and it’s so appropriate that GREC has renaissance in its name!” said Council Member Antonio Reynoso.

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Council Member Reynoso came by to congratulate GREC on this steadfast community victory

Author: Lori Ann Doyon

Managing editor, head writer, and lead photographer of Greenline | North Brooklyn News since October 2014. Resident of Williamsburg, Brooklyn since 1990.

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