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January 16, 2008

Atlantic Yards Ombudsman Meets Critical Public

Brooklyn Downtown Star
By Norman Oder
Photo by Jonathan Barkey

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It wasn't quite walking into the lion's den, but Atlantic Yards ombudsman Forrest Taylor, a little more than a month in his tenure, met publicly on January 8 with a group of critics and opponents. The meeting showed Taylor's accessible but no pushover-and also that his brief won't allow him to go as far as critics might like. The meeting was held by the Council of Brooklyn Neighborhoods (CBN), an umbrella group set up to respond critically to the environmental review conducted by Taylor's employer, the Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC). CBN is a petitioner in the lawsuit challenging that environmental review; the case was dismissed three days later by a state judge, though the petitioners plan to appeal.

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Posted by lumi at January 16, 2008 9:57 PM