Through presentations and forum discussions, the event succeeded in its goal of educating participants about (and creating a dialogue on) the history, current conditions, obstacles, and opportunity of redeveloping the MTS. After the presentations, forum participants and presenters engaged in a lively two-hour discussion on key issues, including the potential reuses of the site, concerns about current conditions, and next steps.
Everything discussed at the forum will be used to inform our next steps as CB 9 and WE ACT move forward together with a visioning session. In the near future, we will recruit community members to serve on a steering committee, which will help both CB 9 and WE ACT as we begin with planning and execution of the visioning session and future community town halls.
We look forward to your continued participation in this effort to build a better, greener, healthier waterfront for our West Harlem community. In the meantime, if you would like to either volunteer with the campaign or join the steering committee, please contact James Subudhi
at 347-464-8484, or James@weact.org
We'd like to thank CB 9 for their willingness to partner with us, City College for providing space and facilities, Café One
for providing breakfast, Domestic Workers United
for providing daycare, Fernando Parra
for providing translation, Next Generation Caterers
for providing lunch, and Alejandro Baquero-Cifuentes
of the Mayor's Office for participating.
Finally, thanks to everyone who made it out to the MTS Community Forum.