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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

Community?
Another lawsuit for Atlantic Yards project
The Amsterdam News.by Leslie Ann Murray

A determined collation of Brooklyn-based community groups filed a lawsuit to annul the environmental review and approval of Atlantic Yards.
...
Besides the environmental concerns with regarding the Atlantic Yards project, the groups’ main chagrin was that the Brooklyn community was marginalized from participating in critical dialogues concerning the project.

“Another delay in the Atlantic Yards project means delaying economic opportunity for many in the Brooklyn community,” Delia Hunley-Adossa, chair of the Community Benefits Agreement Executive Committee, stated. She added, “Those opposing the project can afford delays, but what of the over 2,000 who are clamoring for jobs?”

Daniel Goldstein, a spokesperson for the community group Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn explained, “This lawsuit is trying to ensure that an accurate environmental review has been done, and it’s not a delay to anything."...

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In partnering with Forest City Ratner, Ms. Hunley-Adossa's role in the "Community" "Benefits" "Agreement" was to oversee environmental compliance. We've not seen evidence that anything has come from that role, but here she is attacking 26 community and civic groups who filed a lawsuit last week to challenge that very thing–the deeply flawed environmental review of the "Atlantic Yards" project.

The serious negative impacts that the Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC) failed to identify, as well as their failure to equire mitigation for project impacts, will harm all Brooklynites, regardless of their economic status. These harms cannot be justified by the few hundred jobs, that Ratner has promised without guarantee, to the community. Which is seriously unfortunate for the "2,000 people clamoring" for those few hundred jobs that might come from the project. Surely Brooklyn deserves, and can have, jobs, envrionmental protection, and good govenment.

Also, as NoLandGrab points out, the name-calling from the CBA's Environmental Compliance representative seems misplaced:
...Hunley-Addosa is supposed to have the neighborhood's back when it comes to bad things that may happen in the neighborhood as a result of construction--like the time Ratner workers turned off the neighborhood's water.

Also, Norman Oder of Atlantic Yards Report has pointed out on his blog and in an article in the Brooklyn Downtown Star that critics of construction delays remained mute when landscape designer Laurie Olin and Forest City exec Charles Ratner both intimated that Atlantic Yards would take decades to build.



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Eminent Domain Case
Goldstein et al v. ESDC
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November 24, 2009
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DDDB et al v ESDC et al
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