Welcome to BARA activism homepage

BARA is a group of residents, workers and small business owners fighting for the survival of their East Harlem community.


BARA opposes the proposed East River Plaza Home Depot/Costco shopping mall (116th to 119th Streets, FDR Drive to Pleasant Avenue) scheduled at the site at the old Washburn Coat Hanger Factory. The development would result in the uprooting of numerous smaller businesses and residents and threatens our community, our children's health, our lifestyle and our livelihood.

Contact us...

341 East 116 Street
New York, NY 10029
Tel:, 212-410-5500, 212-348-8004
E-mail: BARA116@aol.com