McCarley Gardens Tenants Say No To Gentrification
by Buck Quigley - posted 10:36 am, August 12, 2010
Click here to download your very own postcard to mail to HUD, supporting the 150 families who would be displaced by SUNYAB’s plan to buy 14 acres of prime downtown real estate through the UB Foundation, with money donated by their alumni and others.
The group will hold a meeting at 6pm on Thursday, August 19, at the well-kept apartment complex, which was the vision of the late Burnie McCarley, former Reverend of St. John Baptist Church. He obtained the land when nobody else—including UB—believed in downtown and the Fruit Belt. Today it stands as a success story for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.