Campaign reunion at%A0Atlantic Antic

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Three candidates for the 33rd District City Council race had a reunion of sorts on October 4 at the Atlantic Antic, the annual street festival that celebrates everything Brooklyn.

The reason?The Campaign for Brooklyn Bridge Park, which shared a booth with Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn.

Democratic Council nominee Steve Levin passed through and lingered at the DDDB booth while two former Council candidates, Boerum Hill resident Ken Diamondstone and Brooklyn Heights resident Doug Biviano, asked passersby to sign a petition.The campaign calls for the current plan to be revised to remove any proposed private development projects in public park space. “The idea of luxury housing in Brooklyn Bridge Park as the only funding source or even an appropriate funding source is bunk,” said Diamondsto­ne.“Operating incomes should come from park-related activities that Republican Governor Pataki and the park conservancy eliminated combined with the usual municipal tax-free bonds or with Dan Squadron’s innovative PERK funding proposals.We’re fighting to keep this a park, not a development site for rich folks.”

Biviano took a break from job searching to help out with the campaign.On Primary Day, he lost his job as a superintendent in his Brooklyn Heights building and now he is in the process of getting evicted. “I’m going to court on Thursday,” said Biviano. “I’m hoping to get a postponement.

Fortunately, another super offer for Biviano may be in the works.

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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