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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

Atlantic Yards: Information Sharing Recordkeeping, Part 11 (Public AND Private Edition)

(Part 1) (Part 2 ) (Part 3) (Part 4) (Part 5) (Part 6) (Part 7) (Part 8) (Part 9) (Part 10)

In the February 26, 2008 NY Observer Forest City Ratner spokesman Loren Reigelhaupt said:
“When it comes to sharing information with the public and governmental bodies, there’s no such thing as too much, as far as we are concerned."
Today The Daily News reports that Ratner is no longer planning on constructing condos in the first phase of his project, but rather only rentals (that's of course if he ever gets the money, land and legal right to build anything at all). The article reports that there was a "private meeting" amongst state officials, local pols and Ratner's people on Monday. What did the ever forthcoming Team Ratner have to say about all of this?
...It was unclear what will happen to the $4.2 billion project's original call for a total of 1,950 condominiums.

A Forest City Ratner spokesman declined to comment on the shift to rental apartments or details of the meeting.
And lest one think that it is only in public that the developer is so transparent, responsive and forthcoming "with the public and governmental bodies":

..."The project is caught up in a perfect financial storm and therefore an opportunity has been created to emphasize the affordable housing component of the project," said Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries (D-Fort Greene), who told Forest City Ratner executives to build the low income housing before going forward with a proposed NBA basketball arena.

Jeffries said Forest City Ratner officials didn't respond to his request.




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Eminent Domain Case
Goldstein et al v. ESDC
[All case files]

November 24, 2009
Court of Appeals
Ruling

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EIS Lawsuit

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