BROOKLYN — The Flatbush African Burial Ground Coalition is demanding that the city scrap affordable housing planned for the site and replace it with open space or a memorial.
Borough President Eric Adams, widely viewed as the favorite in next week’s mayoral election, has said he will support what the surrounding community wants. However, residents are seeking a firmer commitment and direct action by Adams.
The community also is awaiting a report by city task force gathering input on how to collaboratively and meaningfully honor the history of the site as its future is planned.
NYCity News Service reporter Emani King Mack has the story.