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April 10, 2006

Forced to Move, Some Find Greener Grass

NYTFootprintDisplaced.jpg The NY Times
By Nicholas Confessore

Forest City Ratner has lifted gag orders for The NY Times to interview former footprint residents who have accepted buyouts from the developer. [Q: Will FCR do the same for other newspapers, you know, media outlets that aren't business partners with the developer?]

The article presents a mixed portrait of the displaced: some lucky well-to-do condo owners scored eye-popping profits for their pads, a store owner recognizes a "blessing in disguise" despite the fact that it has been "a real struggle" to relocate her business, and a renter who is a bit more circumspect about the bigger picture.


Count on Norman Oder to fill in some of the blanks in the Atlantic Yards Report.

Posted by lumi at April 10, 2006 10:10 AM