When news came about the impending dismantling of the iconic Kentile Floors sign, reader, we were upset! And we felt helpless. What could we do other than bemoan the loss of yet another Brooklyn landmark? Nothing, right? Wrong! Had you forgotten that Brooklyn is a bastion for politically active progressives? What we’re trying to say is, are you ready for a good old fashioned protest?
Via the Brooklyn Paper, a protest has been organized for tomorrow morning by Park Sloper Stephen Savage in the hopes of preserving the sign that has served as a beacon for F/G riders for years. It will start at 10am and take place below the building which hosts the sign, at 2nd Avenue and 9th Street in Gowanus. Savage also has the support of city councilmember Brad Lander who has issued a statement in support of preserving the sign, either in its current location or in another, following its removal from where it is now.
If you’d like to help preserve the sign, head over to Gowanus tomorrow morning. It’s supposed to be beautiful out, so protest has never really been this easy. And, you know, they’re coming for our signs! Do we really want to keep quiet? What’s next? The parachute jump in Coney Island? The Brooklyn College clock tower? It’s time to organize, everyone. Do it for the sign.
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