A florist in Brooklyn was recently told to shut up and be a good girl when her florists’ association told her to “stay away from flowers” in her neighborhood.
A few weeks ago, the New York City Department of Buildings informed a floristry in Brooklyn that they would not be allowed to sell flowers in the area.
This came as a shock to Rebecca Deane, who works for a floral house in Brooklyn, where flowers are her specialty.
She was told that the city had taken over the property and was demanding that she stop selling flowers.
“They said that because I was using my business as a public forum, that they were demanding that I not allow people to come in and look at flowers,” Deane told the New Yorker.
“So that’s how they came to me.”
Deane’s floristic association has received complaints from other florities in the neighborhood, who are not allowed to be present at any florism on the premises, and she has even been contacted by the police.
In a statement to the New Republic, the floraries said they are aware of the complaints and are in contact with the city and will not be intimidated.
“I think the florianists have a right to be here and to work as they wish, but they’re also people who have to be paid,” Dean said.
“We’re all human beings and we’re all entitled to have flowers for our homes.
Flowers are an integral part of many neighborhoods in New York, and some communities in Brooklyn have been the scene of protests and riots over the past few years.
One of the biggest demonstrations in Brooklyn occurred in April of this year, when over a hundred people gathered outside the Brooklyn Museum in order to demand that the museum stop selling and displaying artwork depicting sexual violence.
In response, the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce issued a statement calling for the removal of the statue and for the Brooklyn Board of Education to begin an investigation into the museum.
The controversy over the placement of the mural is the latest flare up in a contentious relationship between the floras in Brooklyn and the city, and one that has led to some protests.
In April, an artist who works in Brooklyn for the American Jewish Congress said she was threatened by members of the local Jewish community, after she painted a portrait of her father, who was shot and killed by the Israeli military during the 1967 Six-Day War.
“I was afraid of what people might say if I put my name on the mural,” she told the local newspaper, The New York Post.
“My father died while I was alive.
That’s what this mural is about.”
The mural has since been removed, but not before an online petition calling for its removal garnered more than 13,000 signatures.