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October 13, 2006

Bizarro moment from DEIS Public Hearing

Atlantic Yards Report wasn't kidding when he said that there was some interesting stuff in the transcript of the Public Hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement.

Headlining Forest City Ratner supporter Reverend Herbert R. Daughtry's sermon on the benefits of Atlantic Yards was the clergyman's defense against criticism that he doesn't even live in Brooklyn (page 130).

Said Daughtry:

It's a wonderful place that I live. It's not far from the project. I also happen to live in New Jersey and I happen to live in Augusta, Georgia, in case anyone is interested.

Frankly, who cares about Rev. Daughtry's three homes, but to make the point in front of hundreds of attendees clamoring for more affordable housing is surrealistic.

Posted by lumi at October 13, 2006 8:54 AM