Sunday, October 10, 2010

An Example of Privatization of Your Public Spaces

Pier 6 at Brooklyn Bridge Park in NYC is a new project overseen by a private group called The Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation that two artists must remove themselves and their artwork, The artists asserted their case tested constitutional rights for visual art in public spaces. They produced their state sales tax certificate and tried to "educate" Regina Myer and Jeffery Sandgrund on the fine points of the law.

The legal advice given to the Brooklyn Park Corporation by their own legal counsel. Leave the artists alone.....Federal Law supercedes any local,state law or "rules" set up by a private group seeking revenue.


  1. Most Excellent!!! Way to go people!!! Thanks for finding & posting Greg. Gotta love those New Yorkers who stand up for their rights!!!

  2. This is a good example of citizens educating themselves and knowing their constitutional rights. Of course, here in St. Augustine that makes little difference to the administration. These artists would be handcuffed and discussion permitted.

  3. Southern folks don't like Yankee folks rules.The Spanish mafia uses that.