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October 17, 2005

BUILD's jobs development: distributing Ratner's propaganda sheet

brooklynstandardhead.jpgNorman Oder of the TimesRatnerReport wonders if the distribution blitz of The Brooklyn Standard was part of BUILD's job-training program, financed by Forest City Ratner. He references the Community Benefits Agreement, BUILD's mission statment and past statements by Joe DePlasco and Marie Louis for clues:

So the second issue of the Brooklyn Standard, the Forest City Ratner "publication" is out, and numerous people are standing on street corners in neighborhoods like Park Slope and Prospect Heights handing out copies. And who does Ratner choose to organize this? BUILD, the "jobs development" group that Ratner has just admitted funding. (Ask one of the street team members: they'll tell you they picked up their copies at BUILD.)

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Posted by lumi at October 17, 2005 9:03 AM