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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 Meaning of Ratner's Most Recent Bait and Switch

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World-renowned architect Frank Gehry was used by Bruce Ratner to gain public and political support for his Atlantic Yards proposal. But on June 4th Ratner officially fired Gehry from the entire project and released a new design for the arena.

DDDB’s opposition to Atlantic Yards was never about the architect, it has been guided by the fact that the whole project and process is a violation of the public trust, not just the recent bait and switch with Frank Gehry. The Gehry bait and switch is emblematic of a pattern with the Atlantic Yards project. Just some of the earlier examples are:

BAIT: 50% “affordable” housing...
SWITCH: 37% “affordable” housing, with no answers about how many units there will be or when (and most units wouldn’t be affordable to most Brooklynites.)

BAIT: 8 acres of “publicly accessible open space”
SWITCH: 6 acres of inner condo courtyards & the once promised public arena rooftop park is gone.

BAIT: 10,000 office jobs
SWITCH: Zero office space is now planned.

BAIT: 4,500 housing units
SWITCH: 6,430 units

BAIT: Commitment to buy MTA’s rail yards for the lowball sum of $100 million at closing & construct a state-of-the-art, new rail yard and a platform over the yards.
SWITCH: $10 or $20 million at closing and no state-of-the-art rail yard or platform.

BAIT: Construction timeline when approved was 10 years for the whole project
SWITCH: Marisa Lago, CEO of Empires State Development Corporation (the state agency overseeing the project) says it will take “decades.” Nearly half a year after approval Ratner got agreements with City and State to take 6 years to build just the arena, 12 years to build Phase 1 (arena & 4 towers), no timeline for Phase 2 where the bulk of the affordable housing was proposed.

BAIT: Would remove alleged “blight”
SWITCH: Ratner has created real blight.

Atlantic Yards is neither a “dead deal” nor a “done deal.”
Ratner wants to control 22 acres in the heart of Brooklyn, demolish it, blight it, build an arena and sit on the rest until he feels like it; and the New York State appears willing to let him do that. That’s why we need your help to continue the fight during these next crucial months. There are key MTA & Empire State Development Corp. public meetings on June 22, 23, and 24, where the future of the project will come into focus. Please visit www.dddb.net/upcoming for details.

Posted: 6.21.09
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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

DDDB et al v ESDC et al
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What would Atlantic Yards Look like?...
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