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January 25, 2007

AY's Stuckey spins on WFAN; opponent Turner attempts brief rebuttal

Atlantic Yards Report "Oderizes" "Mike and the Dog" and the smooth sounds of Ratner exec Jim Stuckey:

I finally got a chance to listen to the 1/18/07 “Mike and the Mad Dog” show on WFAN radio, in which hosts Mike Francesa and Chris “Mad Dog” Russo, rather uninformed about Atlantic Yards, interviewed the smooth-talking Jim Stuckey, president of Forest City Ratner’s Atlantic Yards Development Group.

Notably, Stuckey downplayed the number of people filing suit to block/stall the project (ten rather than 26), hinted that the unfunded day care and health care facilities in the project would serve all new residents, and claimed that property owners who signed deals to sell to Forest City had "come forth" to praise the developer.

While the same day the Barclays Center deal had been announced, the hosts, who began their discussion before Stuckey got on the line, focused more on the legal issues.

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Posted by lumi at January 25, 2007 7:23 AM