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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

Media Alert: Atlantic Yards Protests, Press Conferences and Public Hearing


Wednesday. July 29th 1:30 and 5:30

Atlantic Yards:
Press Conferences, Protests & Public Hearings

BROOKLYN, NY — Tomorrow, Wednesday July 29th, the Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC, the state agency "overseeing" developer Forest City Ratner’s beleaguered Atlantic Yards development proposal in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn) is holding a 2pm and 6pm public hearing on the Modified General Project Plan, where the public is allowed to give 3 minutes of oral testimony.

While the ESDC holds these hearings on the Ratner project, the public has yet to see an Atlantic Yards site plan, project rendering or model, cost-benefit analysis, security study or realistic construction timeline.

"Atlantic Yards is a rip-off for New Yorkers. And now we are being asked to comment on a phantom project, to 'review' a project without being able to view the project plans. This is beyond ludicrous. Its farcical," said Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn spokesman Daniel Goldstein. "It is further evidence that Atlantic Yards is a sham project undergoing a sham process.”

In response to the hearing, leaders of the opposition to Atlantic Yards, Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn, is calling two press conferences and two protests prior to and during each of the scheduled hearings.

1:30 press conference:
Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn
Council of Brooklyn Neighborhoods

> Faye Moore, President of Social Services Employees Union (SSEU) Local 371
> City Councilmember Letitia James
> State Senator Velmanette Montgomery
> Assemblyman Jim Brennan
> Norman Siegel
and others

5:30 press conference:
Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn
Council of Brooklyn Neighborhoods

> City Councilmember Tony Avella
and others

Press Conference by Atlantic Yards Opponents and Critics
Protest by Atlantic Yards Opponents and Critics
Empire State Development Corporation Public Hearing on Atlantic Yards Proposal

Wednesday. July 29, 2009
Two Press Conferences and Protests
1:30 Press Conference and 2:00 Protest
5:30 Press Conference and 6:00 Protest
(Public hearing with oral testimony is from 2-5 and 6-8)

Protest and Press Conferences Outside Hearing at
Klitgord Auditorium of NYC Technical College
285 Jay Street, Near Tillary Street [Map]

(A/C to Jay St./Borough Hall. 2/3 to Borough Hall, M/R to Lawrence St./MetroTech)

Posted: 7.28.09
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Eminent Domain Case
Goldstein et al v. ESDC
[All case files]

November 24, 2009
Court of Appeals

[See ownership map]

EIS Lawsuit

DDDB et al v ESDC et al
Click for a summary of the lawsuit seeking to annul the review and approval the Atlantic Yards project.

Appeal briefs are here.

Appellate Divsion
Rules for ESDC
What would Atlantic Yards Look like?...
Photo Simulations
Before and After views from around the project footprint revealing the massive scale of the proposed luxury apartment and sports complex.

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Isabel Hill's
"Atlantic Yards" documentary
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