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July 16, 2006

Ratner Opponents Say Brennan Bill Misses the Point


Emily Keller

Leading opponents of the proposed project spoke against a bill introduced by Assemblymember James Brennan that calls on the developer, Forest City Ratner (FCR), to scale the project down by 34 percent, saying he misses the mark by offering FCR state money to do so.

“What you have proposed...doesn’t address the biggest issues [including] that elected officials including yourself have been shut out of the process,” said Lucy Koteen, a local activist.

“The numbers in this bill don’t make sense,” said Daniel Goldstein, spokesperson for Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn (DDDB), before the discussion was cut off by Candace Carponter, the co-chair of CBN, who said it went beyond the domain of what the organization was formed to do.


Posted by amy at July 16, 2006 9:07 PM