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July 8, 2005

Brooklyn Prez Prefer's Ratner's Rail Yard Plan

WNYC Newsroom

Marty Markowitz

[Brooklyn BP Marty] Markowitz says he can understand why neighbors in Prospect Heights would prefer the Extell Development Company's smaller plan to build two thousand units of housing. But he says it won't do as much for Brooklyn as developer Bruce Ratner's plan.

MARKOWITZ: It doesn't produce the jobs that we desperately need in the borough. It doesn't produce a significant amount of affordable housing, it does not. There's no arena which means no national sports team for Brooklyn or venue for national and international events or boro wide events.


Posted by lumi at July 8, 2005 7:38 AM