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"Why should people get to see plans? This isn't a public project."
Bruce Ratner in Crain's Nov. 8, 2009

Gehry: Ratner Has Big Mouth. Ratner: Museum Award for His "Socially Responsible" Developments

The Brooklyn Paper just posted an exclusive story on its website. It's a pretty funny interview at the Brooklyn Museum's gala with Bruce Ratner's architect Frank Gehry, and a round up of the protest against the Museum's celebration and honor of Bruce Ratner. Gehry says that the reports of the death of "Miss Brooklyn" (his "ego trip" which would require eminent domain and the demapping of one block of 5th Avenue) are premature. But he does give this wonderfully unscripted, unmessaged classic quote in the following excerpt (a backhanded defense of his client Bruce):
...Gehry suggested that he was disappointed by Ratner’s comments to the Times two weeks ago, in which the developer admitted that he cannot build the bulk of Atlantic Yards because of the current economic downturn.

“He really does want to build it [all]” Gehry said. “But he can’t get the financing. I don’t know why he would tell the papers that, but it is true.”...


Another interesting excerpt from the article is from Bruce Ratner's speech accepting the Augustus Graham Medal, a Brooklyn Museum award which annually honors one Museum patron. It's the Museum's highest honor and its named the Museum's founder.

In defending itself against public rebuke and criticism of its decision to bestow this honor on Atlantic Yards proposer Bruce Ratner while the community fight against his planned project is ongoing. The Museum's spokeswoman Sally Williams explained things a few weeks ago to The Brooklyn Paper:

Museum spokeswoman Sally Williams said the honor stemmed from Ratner’s “contribution to arts and culture in Brooklyn and to the museum” and his “generous support of various activities of the Brooklyn Museum.”

Williams declined to provide specific numbers and said the museum’s selection of Ratner did not indicate its support for Atlantic Yards, the 16-skyscraper mega-development that has divided Brooklyn along class, race and socio-economic lines for more than four years.

She added that the museum’s selection of Ratner did not indicate its support (or lack thereof) for Atlantic Yards...

“One thing has nothing to do with the other,” she said.
Last week she told The Brooklyn Paper:
“Bruce C. Ratner is being honored … in recognition of his longstanding support of this museum."
But, according to The Brooklyn Paper, at last night's gala when Bruce Ratner accepted his award, he seemed to think he was being honored for his work as a developer, which would include being the eminent domain abusing, proposer of the Atlantic Yards—a national poster child for bad planning and bad process:
...In his acceptance speech hours later, Ratner did not mention Atlantic Yards, but merely said that he was honored to accept an award that “represents the essence” of what he does as a developer, namely, building with “a social purpose and responsibility.”

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Eminent Domain Case
Goldstein et al v. ESDC
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November 24, 2009
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EIS Lawsuit

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