February 19, 2007
Michael Ratner endorses DDDB over BrooklynSpeaks (not quite)
One lingering question in the Atlantic Yards saga is whether the generally hard-line opposition and legally focused battle by Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn (DDDB) is a wiser tactic than the lobbying effort by BrooklynSpeaks to change the project.
An interesting perspective, and an implicit encouragement for a hard-line approach to contested issues, comes from human rights lawyer Michael Ratner of the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR).
Sez Michael Ratner, to the Columbia U alumni mag:
"What I believe is simple: Social change comes through principled opposition to the worst excesses."
NoLandGrab: Any chance that the hefty "Lefty" has written a fat check to DDDB recently from "his" "office" at Metrotech?
Posted by lumi at February 19, 2007 9:08 AM