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December 14, 2007

Doctoroff’s disaster

The Brooklyn Paper, Editorial

We always knew that the Atlantic Yards project would afford The Brooklyn Paper with many occasions over the next 30 years to say, “We told you so.”

We just didn’t expect to get them so soon.
There is no question that if Atlantic Yards had gone through ULURP [NYC's Uniform Land Use Review Procedure], many of the project’s worst excesses — its massive scale, its overly generous public subsidies, its use of eminent domain — would have been softened.


NoLandGrab: Atlantic Yards developer Bruce Ratner and his political backers obviously felt that ULURP would have stood in the way of Ratner's primary goals — clearly, receiving comprehensive, meaningful input from the community wasn't one of them.

Posted by lumi at December 14, 2007 6:13 AM