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March 3, 2007

Support Brooklyn’s Future

New York Times

To the Editor:

Re “A Developing Story,” by Jennifer Egan (Op-Ed, Feb. 24):

As someone who has helped make Brooklyn the creative capital of New York City, Ms. Egan eloquently conveyed her thoughts about her neighborhood.

But like many of the opponents of Atlantic Yards, I wish that some evolution of her position had been evident, from flatly rejecting the project at all costs to working to improve it moving forward.

As is the case with virtually every elected official in Brooklyn and New York City, my support is focused solely on making a project that benefits all Brooklynites and New Yorkers a reality, and on maximizing those benefits for our residents and businesses.

At this phase of the Atlantic Yards’ development, the more voices and energy dedicated to those goals, the better.

Marty Markowitz
Brooklyn Borough President

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NoLandGrab: But like many of the proponents of Atlantic Yards, we wish that some evolution of HIS position had been evident, from openly accepting the project at all costs to taking the community into consideration.

Posted by amy at March 3, 2007 2:19 PM