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April 19, 2006

"Over the railyards"? FCR says "primarily"


Atlantic Yards Report

It might seem like Norman Oder is picking on Forest City Ratner's new PR pet project, atlanticyards.com, but when the developer is setting the agenda it is worth analyzing the sales pitch to see if Ratner is making empty claims and promises.

Today's entry in the "error log" is the dubious and often repeated claim that the project is:

Located at the intersection of Atlantic and Flatbush Avenues, bounded by Pacific and Dean Streets and Vanderbilt Avenue, and primarily situated over the MTA/LIRR’s Vanderbilt rail yards.

Can 8.3 acres out of a 22-acre project be considered "primarily situated?"


NoLandGrab: The statement implies that people and small businesses are not being displaced and that the project isn't really as big as critics claim.

Posted by lumi at April 19, 2006 7:44 AM