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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

Ratner Surrogates and Partners to Throw Joke of a "Block Party" in Atlantic Yards Footprint

Of all of the things Ratner surrogates and partners have done over the years, this one seems to be THE most tone deaf (and offensive)...A "Community Benefits Agreement Third Anniversary Block Party" in the Atlantic Yards footprint? Are they kidding? Give us a break.

Other than staging rallies, counter-rallies and block parties, what are the CBA signatories doing?
"It's All About the Community" reads the flier from Ratner's partners and surrogates. Really? Where have Ratner's surrogates and partners been while those in the footprint have been fighting to stop the governmental confiscation of their homes and businesses by eminent domain? And where have Ratner's surrogates and partners been while those people in and around the footprint have suffered near round-the-clock (we're talking jackhammers on residential blocks at 4am) demolition and infrastructure work including jackhammering-backhoing-trench-digging-street-closing creating noise, pollution and unsafe conditions all overseen by Forest City Ratner?

Call us crazy but we thought block parties were thrown by PEOPLE LIVING ON THE BLOCK. Since the few remaining people on the block (Pacific Street between Vanderbilt and Carlton) are rent stabilized tenants fighting to keep their homes from eminent domain seizure by New York State for Forest City Ratner, the fact that Ratner's surrogates and partners would take this in-your-face action while pretending it has anything to do with the community or the block while ENTIRELY ignoring the families on the block is...anti-community.

Also, since when do the police shut down a block for a "block party" on a weekday when none of the residents on the block requested it?

Finally: "Historic Atlantic Yards Community Benefits Agreement?" Yes, historic in the sense of how NOT to do a CBA.

Ratner's surrogates and partners want to have a block party? They should go to their partner's "commons" at 1 Metrotech and give those who live in and around the footprint some peace.

Posted: 6.24.08
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