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November 28, 2005

It's not easy being Green

In yesterday's Daily News article Michael O'Keeffe listed a few amateur sports organizations in Brooklyn that received financial support from Forest City Ratner:

DePlasco wouldn't say how much money the company has directly provided to Brooklyn sports organizations, but Sicignano says Forest City Ratner contributed $10,000 for basketball clinics conducted by Brooklyn USA. Bishop Loughlin coach Khalid Green, who also runs an AAU team, says his program received "a few thousand" for events it conducted this year. Flatbush Youth Association director Carlton Screen says his program has received 75 to 100 tickets to more than a dozen games over the past two years.

Today an alert reader pointed out that Bishop Loughlin coach Khalid Green is Assemblymember Roger Green's son. Roger Green is a founding member of BUILD and an early supporter of Ratner's Atlantic Yards Project. It's a small world after all.

Posted by lumi at November 28, 2005 9:36 PM