March 11, 2007
Speaker wants to track complaints
Asked about the massive Atlantic Yards project, Quinn said it should have gone through a thorough review. “The city abdicated its role,” she said.
Demolition prep work on the $4 billion project, which includes a new arena for the Nets, has already started.
“I don’t know what options are left now,” she said. “I’m not sure anything is left to be done.”
Norman Oder has a suggestion for what Speaker Quinn can do in today's Atlantic Yards Report post, Goldberger says balance on big projects elusive; Quinn admits AY abdication:
Note that, while Atlantic Yards is a state project, the city has, in other projects involving partly city land, requested that the city's land use review procedure be included. In this case, don't Quinn and fellow City Council members have any say in the $205 million--up from the $100 million promised in a 2005 Memorandum of Understanding--that Mayor Bloomberg wants to commit to the project?
Posted by amy at March 11, 2007 12:20 PM