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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 on BCAT. Councilman Yassky Makes Some Interesting Comments

BCAT's Reporter Roundtable

Monday, February 23 at 1:30pm & 9:30pm
Thursday, February 26 at 1:30pm & 9:30pm

Gersh Kuntzman of the Brooklyn Paper is joined by Rich Calder of the New York Post, Sherry Karabin of Brooklyn Independent Television’s Brooklyn Review and Daniel Goldstein of Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn. On their discussion ‘menu’: news that’s grabbing headlines and the status of the controversial Atlantic Yards project.

The show will air on Monday, Feb. 23; and Thursday, Feb. 25 at 1:30 and 9:30.
Time-Warner subscribers will find the show on channel 56, while Cablevision customers will see it on channel 69.

Or, watch below (Atlantic Yards discussion starts at 9:55):



Councilman David Yassky is quoted throughout the Atlantic Yards segment, transcribed below. He has some very interesting things to say:

"I don't think the project as put forward by Forest City Ratner and approved by the State is going to be built. There just isn't the funding for it. It doesn't work in this economy. It's really time to go back to basics and say 'what do we want at that site?' Now of course we want housing—we want affordable housing—we don't want it on the giant scale that was proposed but we do want housing, and affordable housing. Let's start with that now."
And:
"If they [Forest City Ratner] come in and say no we're not gonna do or we can't do these [MTA] transit improvements, they should lose every single right they have for that project."
And:
"It's time for the Paterson administration to take charge of this project. It's a state approved project, the state government is calling the shots, they at least have the authority to. It's time for them to really get engaged."
Of course, neither the Empire State Development Corporation nor Forest City Ratner would comment for the segment.



Posted: 2.23.09
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