Protect Brooklyn’s Garden: Join the Fight for Sunlight

Fight for Sunlight

New towers threaten sunlight to the Garden’s Greenhouses

Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s plant collections are under serious threat from a proposed massive building complex including two 39‑story towers at 960 Franklin Avenue (the spice factory site) just 150 feet from the Garden.

Towers of this size would block hours of sunlight to the Garden’s 23 conservatories, greenhouses, and nurseries. These facilities grow plants for the entire 52-acre garden site and serve as a hub for community and educational programs.

Current zoning protects the Garden’s access to sunlight by capping building height at this location. These laws must remain in place to prevent irreparable damage to the Garden. Join us in signing a petition to city officials to protect the integrity and the beauty of Brooklyn’s Garden!

Sign the Petition

Four Ways to Take Action!

  1. Enroll in mobile updates by texting SUNLIGHT to 484848. We’ll text you new ways to get involved and important upcoming campaign dates.
  2. Sign the Garden's petition urging elected officials to protect the irreplaceable assets of Brooklyn Botanic Garden and oppose high-rise construction at this location. While you’re there, opt in to receive campaign updates so you can make sure your voice is heard on this issue.
  3. Check out our new Fight for Sunlight Exhibit in the Conservatory to learn more about this project and why it has to be stopped. During your visit, share your support on social media using the hashtag #FightForSunlight to tag your photos taken at the Garden.
  4. Contact the chairs of the City Council’s Committee on Land Use and the Council’s Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises, the District 35 Council Member (the proposed project is in Council District 35), your own City Council Member, the Brooklyn Borough President, and the Mayor.

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