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July 18, 2006

Atlantic Yards and Develop, Don't Destroy Brooklyn: The Daily News is Inaccurate

Yesterday's Daily News editorial, which Forest City loved so much that they sent it to thousands of their dearest friends, struck a dissonant chord with Daily Gotham blogger Mole333.

The mysterious Mr. Mole (is that "mole," like the aminal, or "mo-lay" like the sauce?) usually blogs on the political spasms and intrigue in Central Brooklyn, but has from time to time shared his personal trials with sewage overflow, adding to his concerns over how Ratner's Atlantic Yards plan will overburden Brooklyn's aging sewer system, and the blatant (but is it "technical?") conflict of interest that occurs when Bruce Ratner and NY State use the same lawyer to work on the same project.

Today, Mole333 challenges the Daily News Editorial board (which seems to be totally tone deaf to their own reporters' coverage):

Yo, Daily News. You have no idea what you are talking about. Nor do you recognize that the audience of that rally included a representative slice of Brooklyn. You ignore the extremely legitimate objections that were the focal point of the rally, focusing only on the comments by a single speaker. You portray the opposition as wanting an "empty little underdeveloped oasis" ignoring the very viable alternative that the opposition has offered.

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Posted by lumi at July 18, 2006 7:48 AM