February 21, 2007
Forest City Ratner establishes "Community Liason" office
Brooklyn Speaks expresses some serious concerns about the "Community Liason" office:
With some environmental remediation now beginning on the AY site, FCR has established a "Community Liaison Office" for the project. A sign posted outside the office - located in the former Spalding building at 24 6th Avenue - invites members of the public to "Inquire within for Atlantic Yards construction related questions or concerns" or call 866 923-5315.
Interestingly, the sign doesn't clearly indicate that the office has been established by Forest City Ratner. And there's the crux: the government seems to be entrusting a private developer that's ultimately answerable to investors with the responsibility to manage the concerns of the community, rather than a public entity that's responsible to the public.
Posted by lumi at February 21, 2007 9:25 PM