Cityfox NY’s Halloween canceled after location is flagged for hazardous materials
After a successful first event in Los Angeles, mega-promoters Cityfox hit a snag this past weekend during their annual Halloween party. Nearly double in size since last year’s event, organizers had planned to accommodate a crowd of 4500 at the old Nuhart Plastics factory in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. According to reports, the promoters were granted a liquor license before anyone had referred to the ToxiCity map of the surrounding area and local residents and city officials were not aware that the event was scheduled to take place. In addition to a lack of community support and proper permits, as early as last month workers in Hazmat suits were removing asbestos from the building and recent studies have identified large concentrations of PCB, a known carcinogen, in the area.
The abrupt cancelation left thousands of Halloween partygoers stranded in the area, causing an even greater disturbance to the local community. The party itself was to be held in an allegedly uncontaminated section of the acre-large spread at 20 Clay Street but after complaints began to pour in from neighborhood residents, the FDNY intervened and shut the party down before it had even begun.
To read more about the cancelation and the NuHart Plastics facility development plan and contamination, check out Greenpointers.com