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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

Worst Site Seen In Years

In the three districts that surround the proposed Atlantic Yards site, all three primary election victors have professed opposition to Atlantic Yards. (Twelve of the fifteen candidates in these races claimed opposition to Atlantic Yards.)

Now, let's all hold their feet to the fire when it comes to their campaign positions on Atlantic Yards.

Here are the stated positions of the winning candidates on the beleaguered project:

33rd Council District (seat currently held by David Yassky)
Winner: Steve Levin
(33.7% of the vote)
"At the present moment, it looks like it's probably not going to happen," Levin said. "So I do not support the plan as it currently stands. I think it's too much, it's too big. And I believe that it shouldn't be supported because the silver lining in the original plan, the affordable housing and the union jobs that would be created, does not look like it's going to be there."
(From Atlantic Yards Report coverage of News12 debate.)

Brooklyn Paper coverage.

Keep in mind that Levin is the former chief of staff of Atlantic Yards supporter and Kings County Democratic party boss Vito Lopez.


35th Council District

Winner: Incumbent Councilmember Letitia James
(81.17% of the vote)
No quote needed. Council Member James is the leading political opponent of the Atlantic Yards proposal since it was unveiled in December 2003.
(AY Community Benefits Agreement chairwoman, Forest City AY Partner and political surrogate Delia Hunley-Adossa whose Brooklyn Endeavor Experience received at least $400,000 from Forest City Ratner for her salary and other questionable uses, received 13.4% of the vote.)

NY Times coverage. Brooklyn Paper coverage.


39th Council District (seat currently held by Bill de Blasio)
Winner: Brad Lander
(41.15% of the vote)
Brad Lander said, "We should scrap the Atlantic Yards plan and go back to the drawing board." He referenced a critical report he co-authored in 2005 and said the developer "had time to address" the critiques but made the project worse.
(From Atlantic Yards Report coverage of News12 debate.)

Brooklyn Paper
coverage.

We look forward to working with our newest local council members.

Congratulations to all of the candidates who competed, and congratulations to the winners.



Posted: 9.16.09
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Eminent Domain Case
Goldstein et al v. ESDC
[All case files]

November 24, 2009
Court of Appeals
Ruling

[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.

2/26/09
Appellate Divsion
Rules for ESDC
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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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