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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

Assemblyman Jeffries' Evolution on Atlantic Yards and His Co-signed Letter to Ratner and Prokhorov

Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries 2006 campaign literature:



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On May 3, 2008 Jeffries said, "Let's give Governor Paterson a chance to say no to eminent domain." And on May 28, 2009 at a State Senate hearing on Atlantic Yards, Jeffries questioned and commented to the ESDC Chair Marisa Lago, like so (as reported on the Atlantic Yards Report):
“Is it more economically feasible to build an arena,” Jeffries asked, or to build the housing?
...
“There are some concerns about the enforceability” of the CBA, said Jeffries.
And to the MTA's Helena Williams he said:
“I’m still struggling around the phrase ‘value engineering,’” Jeffries allowed. “It seems like a phrase created by corporate America... To some folks, it’s value engineering, to some folks, it’s a bailout.”

He asked about the $100 million Forest City owed.Williams said the developer would still have to pay, over a longer period of time, including interest--like a mortgage.

“Isn’t it correct that that if you were given $100 million payment up front,” that would ward off a fare increase, Jeffries asked, in a bit of grandstanding.
...

Jeffries suggested it’s still in the MTA’ s best interest to hold the developer to its initial commitment “as a matter of upholding your fiduciary relationship.”

On October 19, 2009 Assemblyman Jeffries, Senator John Sampson and Assemblyman Nick Perry sent the following letter to Bruce Ratner and Mikhail Prokhorov (as reported on the NY Observer, NoLandGrab and Atlantic Yards Report. Click the letter to enlarge):






There is an opportunity to ask Assemblyman Jeffries about all of this tomorrow, October 22nd:

Prospect Heights town hall with elected representatives

Thursday, October 22. 7:00pm

Sponsored by:
Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council (PHNDC)

At:
P.S. 9 Auditorium
80 Underhill Avenue (between St. Marks Avenue and Bergen Street)


Join PHNDC for a town hall-style meeting with State Senator Eric Adams, Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries and City Council Member Letitia James.

Topics to be discussed include:
Traffic and transportation (mass transit, street conditions, MTA)
Local economy (jobs, housing, small business)
Atlantic Yards (revised plan, new impacts)

Please bring your questions and concerns for your elected representatives!

Open to General public



Posted: 10.21.09
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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
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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Atlantic Yards
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