First they said they were opposed to rezoning Williamsburg to allow for taller buildings. Now they're taking a NIMBY approach to the proposed space elevator. Says a flyer that FETSEotN (Fight Extremely Tall Space Elevators on the Northside) is distributing:
WILLIAMSBURG DOESN'T NEED A SPACE ELEVATOR! The Space Elevator Will Mean: Less Parking, Weird Ribbon Thing, Constant Loud Whirring Noise, Increased Space Elevator Truck Traffic. Developers have submitted plans to build a massive space elevator in Williamsburg! This monstrosity, completely out of context with existing development in the neighborhood, will be accessible only to the wealthy, forcing thousands of average Williamsburgers from their homes and live-work spaces! Jobs the elevator will generate (operators, repairmen, astronauts) are certain to go to non-residents! Don't sit idly by and let this elevator cast its impossibly long, cold, and very narrow shadow over our homes! CALL 311 AND TELL THEM 'I JUST DON'T NEED THIS SPACE ELEVATOR!'Jesus, is there any kind of sustainable development these people will support?
· Brooklyn Residents: Just Say No To Space Elevator! [Boing Boing]
· Complete Space Elevator Flyer [Voltage]
· Stop the Space Elevator! [Yahoo Groups]