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December 10, 2007

ESDC gives elected officials the brush-off on arena security

Atlantic Yards Report

Local politicians get a "Dear Colleague" letter in return for their efforts:

The eight elected officials who asked the state for an independent study of Atlantic Yards security got a cordial brush-off from the Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC), which sent a brief November 30 letter (right, click to enlarge) reiterating that, just as Madison Square Garden operates without street closures, so could the Atlantic Yards arena.

That doesn't quite answer the issue, as I explained, because the parts of MSG closest to the street are mostly concrete, not glass, as planned for Atlantic Yards and the trigger for street closings around the Prudential Center in Newark, and an interior street next to MSG was closed after the 9/11 attacks.

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Posted by lumi at December 10, 2007 6:57 AM