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July 8, 2005

Another Brooklyn contender

More reports about the Extell bid for the Atlantic Rail Yards.

FOS, Another Brooklyn contender
Field of Schemes comments that it's deja vu all over again when a "competing bid emerges" on "deadline day." FOS also reports that at the City Hall press conference held by supporters of the Extell bid, "a Ratner flunky in dark glasses and stiletto heels stalked about collecting the names of reporters in attendance."

The NY Sun, BROOKLYN DEVELOPMENT: Ratner’s Atlantic Yards Foes Delighted by Extell Bid Entry
The NY Sun reports on yesterday's City Hall press conference in support of the Extell bid. Quotes from Councilmember James and DDDb's Goldstein. The Mayor's Office and Marty Markowitz are still supporting the Ratner plan.

Reuters (WSJ), NY MTA receives second bid for Brooklyn rail yards
The Reuters report quotes Extell spokesperson Bob Liff as saying that the Extell plan would only call for $100 million from the city, as opposed to $100 million from the City and State for the Ratner plan.

Also:
The Bergen Record, Nets owner has rival for Brooklyn site

Posted by lumi at July 8, 2005 8:25 AM