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August 4, 2006

Atlantic Antic takes Ratner cash

Brooklyn Papers
By Dana Rubinstein

Atlantic Avenue merchants are blasting organizers of the annual Atlantic Antic for accepting developer Bruce Ratner’s sponsorship, especially after the state acknowledged the significant negative impacts that Ratner’s proposed Atlantic Yards would have on the avenue.

Ratner donated $20,000 to the Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation for the 32-year-old street fair — up from $5,000 last year.

Local merchants don’t blame Ratner for angling to win community support, but they do blame the LDC for playing into his hands.

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Posted by lumi at August 4, 2006 1:27 AM