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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

The Paper of Discord
Flashback:
The New York Times Editorial
December 4, 2004
Stop the Stadium in Its Tracks
New York City is hurtling toward the construction of a $1.4 billion Jets football stadium in Manhattan. But New Yorkers seem to have little say in this enormous commitment of public money for what would be the most expensive professional football stadium ever, although they have been subjected to a crop of he-said, he-said TV commercials. The approval process is on something beyond a fast track - it's more like a runaway train. And it's time to pull on the brakes...

THE PROCESS
There has been an air of inevitability surrounding the stadium, and pitifully few opportunities for genuine public input. The City Council has the power to approve a rezoning of the larger far West Side area - and rezoning is critical for the right kind of redevelopment. The Council could put limits on density to prevent overbuilding, but the Council is shut out of the stadium deal itself. Opponents of construction have, inevitably, threatened legal action. But this is the kind of project that should be decided by the political process, not the courts...
Flash forward to today:
The New York Times Editorial
August 6, 2006
The Atlantic Yards Project
...After watching the project evolve for the past few years, we feel — with a few caveats — that it deserves to go forward...
Not a word on process, which was granted serious concern and two paragraphs over in Manhattan, other than this:
A project of this size should have a meaningful public hearing process, so it is troubling that this one has not. It would help if the 60-day public review period on the draft environmental impact statement released last month — at the height of summer — were extended another month, to late October.
So, other than extending the public hearing timeline, the process for the "Atlantic Yards" proposal seems to be fine for the Times. This is wholly inconsistent from the paper's editorial opinions on the Jets Stadium process in Manhattan (above). To wit:

Jets Stadium Editorial (December 4, 2004) "Atlantic Yards" Editorial (August 6, 2006)
NY Times on Public Money
"But New Yorkers seem to have little say in this enormous commitment of public money for what would be the most expensive professional football stadium ever..." The editorial is silent on New Yorkers having no say on the enormous commitment of public money for the whole project and on the most expenseive arena ever at a current (and rising cost of $637 million
NY Times on Public Relations
"...although they have been subjected to a crop of he-said, he-said TV commercials..." The editorial is silent on Ratner's numerous pieces of propaganda material (including widely distributed material using the Times' logo!).
NY Times on the Aproval Process
"...The approval process is on something beyond a fast track - it's more like a runaway train..." The editorial is silent on rush, rush, rush before the Pataki Administration comes to an end.
NY Times on Public Input
"...pitifully few opportunities for genuine public input..." The editorial is silent on the fact that there is NO genuine public input for "Atlantic Yards."
NY Times on Zoning
"...rezoning is critical for the right kind of redevelopment..." The editorial is silent on "Atlantic Yards" as a State zoning override, lacking any rezoning (we assume then that as "Atlantic Yards" had no rezoning it can't be the "right kind of redevelopment."
NY Times on the City Council
"...The Council could put limits on density to prevent overbuilding, but the Council is shut out of the stadium deal itself..." The editorial is silent on the fact that the City Council is shut out entirely of the Ratner deal itself. Thus there is no limit on density, there is only extreme density.
NY Times on the Political Process
"...But this is the kind of project that should be decided by the political process..." WE AGREE, but The editorial is silent on this.



Posted: 8.05.06
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Eminent Domain Case
Goldstein et al v. ESDC
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November 24, 2009
Court of Appeals
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EIS Lawsuit

DDDB et al v ESDC et al
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2/26/09
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