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February 19, 2007

Michael Ratner endorses DDDB over BrooklynSpeaks (not quite)

Atlantic Yards Report channels Bruce's bro, Nets investor and constitutional rights champion Michael Ratner, to settle the question once and for all: DDDB or Brooklyn Speaks?"

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.
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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."

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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