East New York residents call on Gateway Mall to be more inclusive to community

Posted: Updated:

Members of Community Board 5 in East New York protested against Gateway Mall management Friday for not being inclusive of their community.

Residents are calling for more programming with local vendors, schools and other organizations. They say they've been trying to meet with mall management about economic empowerment for shoppers for three years, but have not yet met.

They say that nearly 90% of the district's 180,000 residents are people of color and that the shops don't reflect the community.

"When the voice of the community is not being heard by an economic powerhouse in our district, it doesn't make sense for you to sit on the sidelines," said Deputy District Manager of Community Board 5, Keron Alleyne.

News 12 reached out to Gateway Mall management but have not yet heard back.

 

 

 

 

 

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."