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August 2, 2006

Errol Louis: AY site = railyard + junkyard (Voice: nope)

Atlantic Yards Report

Mad over-the-topper Errol Louis* trash talks the the neighborhood, making Caring Bruce Ratner sound more like a volunteer for Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn.

Errol Louis:

Forest City Ratner Companies, the developer of the $3.5 billion project, held an information session about the 2,250 subsidized apartments scheduled to be built on a site in Prospect Heights currently being used as a junkyard and a parking facility for Long Island Railroad trains.

Atlantic Yards Report:

That suggests that, outside of the 8.3-acre railyard, the rest of the 22-acre site is a junkyard. Well, tell that to P.C. Richard and Modell's, or to Freddy's bar (part of the row above), or to the 60 or so people still living in a dozen or so buildings in the footprint, many of whom may have to leave if the Empire State Development Corporation uses eminent domain to get rent-stabilized tenants out of Forest City Ratner-owned buildings.

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* Errol Louis recently dubbed Norman Oder of Atlantic Yards Report, the "Mad Overkiller," leading to the recent coinage of "Mad Overdeveloper" to describe Bruce Ratner amongst critics of Atlantic Yards.

Posted by lumi at August 2, 2006 10:03 AM