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July 31, 2006

THURSDAY: CB 2, 6 & 8, Atlantic Yards Hearings

The Real Estate Observer posted the locations of this Thursday's hearings held by the disenfranchised Community Boards 2, 6 & 8.

The latest round of public hearings will take place this Thursday, Aug. 3, in three separate locations, all at 6 p.m. Here's the lowdown:

Update: The Brooklyn Papers informs that the community boards are organizing these hearings on their own. They're a bit upset because they've been cut out of the traditional review process because the Atlantic Yards project is overseen by the state, not the city.

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NoLandGrab: Community Boards 2, 6 & 8 have been "a bit upset" at Forest City Ratner for a couple of months now. (See Real Estate Observer and Atlantic Yards Report)

Back in May the Community Boards issued a letter requesting that Forest City Ratner "discontinue all mention, in any form" of the Boards "participation" in the Community Benefits Agreement, since they only had a "limited role that ended months before the agreement was signed, when some of the eventual signatories barred [the boards] from attending the working sessions."

The brochure stating, "Three local Community Boards [2, 6, & 8] and other elected officials also served as advisors in crafting the CBA," was handed out this weekend outside the gates of the Boricua Festival at Celebrate Brooklyn.

Posted by lumi at July 31, 2006 10:17 AM