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May 9, 2006

Atlantic Yards Report: Two for Tuesday

existingconditions.jpgCB6 confronts the ESDC's dis; how to respond to an inadequate scope?

The Community Boards (CBs) were dissed; Stuckey is pissed; and the Draft Environmental Impact Statement is just around the corner.

What are the CBs' next steps? How can CBs be effective when the Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC) has a track record of failing to address their submitted comments? Will an invitation by the ESDC to serve on a "Community Advisory Committee" make a difference?

Viewing the AY site from above--and a Marty encounter
Norman Oder visits the observation deck of One Hanson Place at the Fort Greene House Tour. A chance encounter with Marty Markowtiz gives him the opportunity to ask a few follow-up questions.

When I asked him why he declared that the brochure was "another step in familiarizing Brooklynites with the details of the project," he said that only people concerned with policy like me would be upset with the omissions. (Well, the omissions were huge: not just the towers but the failure to acknowledge that the project has just begun the environmental review process.)

Posted by lumi at May 9, 2006 6:47 AM