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April 21, 2006

The open space dodge: would it be built just over the rail yards?

pacificstreetopenspace01.jpg Atlantic Yards Report

Norman Oder has pointed out (again and again and again) that the project isn't just over the railyards.

This time he's taking Forest City Ratner to task for trying to promote the idea that Brooklynites are trading in scrap buses and a railyard for open space at Atlantic Yards.

From atlanticyards.com:

As part of the development, FCRC will transform portions of the exposed rail yards into publicly accessible open space that everyone can enjoy. (Emphasis added)

Upon visual inspection, the highly touted "publicly accessible open space that everyone can enjoy" (that means it's still private, not public, property), is facilitated by, and largely located on, what is currently Pacific Street.


Posted by lumi at April 21, 2006 10:33 AM