Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Save the Kentile Sign?

Sure, it's not on Park Slope's Fifth Avenue, but the Kentile Sign has been an important part of Brooklyn's skyline for decades.

On Saturday we stumbled upon the tail-end of the protest to save the sign from demolition. Community members from Gowanus and Park Slope were on hand, raising their objections and signing petitions. As you can see from the photo we took (above) the scaffolding is up and parts of the sign have already been removed. Time is short.

If you feel strongly about this issue, Council Member Brad Lander is leading the charge against the sign's demolition and has created an online petition that helps explain the issues and calls on the property owner to keep the sign in place or save it for future re-use in another location. The petition is available here.

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