Wednesday night hundreds of people came to the Reservoir Avenue side of the Kingabridge Armory to say "Don't Forget Us". The us meaning the community. The gathering was led by the North West Bronx Church and Clergy Coalition and K.A.R.A. The theme was "One Bronx United ", and during the 1 1/2 program various people reminded everyone "What's at Stake Here" with song or speech.
In speaking to Ms. Desiree Pilgram-Hunter (President of NWBCCC) she told me that this meeting is to remind whoever wins the RFP for the armory the following things are still wanted by the community. Living wage jobs, a new high quality public school by the armory, dedicated community space, priority access for Bronx residents, a green and sustainable development, no big box store with limited retail space, and the creation of non-competitive, small businesses and programming in and around the armory.
Police set up barricades for what we were told was protection, of people at the rally from being injured by passing cars (which you can see in the first photo below.
|Police setting up barricades along Kingsbridge Road before Rally|
|Just some of the people at the rally.|
|Here is a prayer that is being said for the armory.|