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October 6, 2005

RATNER FOES GET VOTES

Crains Insider

Opponents of Bruce Ratner's $3.5 billion Atlantic Yards project are becomign a political force. Newly released results from the Democratic primary show that project naysayer Norman Siegel won the Assembly district that includes Atlantic Yards -- one of only three districts he won citywide. Councilwoman Letitia James, who is also against the project, took 85% of the vote against a Ratner ally.

The story gets better, the word is another one of the districts Siegel won is adjacent to the Atlantic Yards district (the thrid was in Queens), which can be read as a sign for support in Central Brooklyn for Siegel's tough stance on Ratner's boondoggle.

For more on Norman Siegel's race for Public Advocate, check out "Inside the Hackworld: How A Do-Nothing Became a Lame Duck" by the Brooklyn Rail's Theodore Hamm.

NoLandGrab: For Brooklynites who are still trying to register their opposition to the Ratner proposal, a vote against BP Marty will send a signal that Brooklyn doesn't support Ratner supporters.

Posted by lumi at October 6, 2005 10:29 AM