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September 11, 2006

The unwritten story: Forest City Ratner and Brooklyn politics

Atlantic Yards Report

Ratner --> Money --> Politics --> Power!

Any questions? Check out Norman Oder's article about the story that the mainstream media is missing.

The outline has emerged, perhaps for the first time, of Forest City Ratner's extensive reach into Brooklyn politics. Of course the borough's leading real estate developer--in terms of major projects--would play a significant role, but little analysis has appeared in the press.

It's well-known that FCR spends a lot of money on lobbying, but not that Bruce Ratner and his lieutenants eschew local campaign contributions.

Still, that Watergate-era adage remains operative: follow the money.

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Posted by lumi at September 11, 2006 8:18 AM