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March 14, 2008

Brooklyn Museum honors Ratner

The Brooklyn Paper describes Dan Goldstein as "nearly alone in his vitriol" in response to hearing that the Brooklyn Museum of Art was to honor Atlantic Yards developer Bruce Ratner at next month's Annual Gala.

Museum spokeswoman Sally Williams said the honor stemmed from Ratner’s “contribution to arts and culture in Brooklyn and to the museum” and his “generous support of various activities of the Brooklyn Museum.”

Williams declined to provide specific numbers and said the museum’s selection of Ratner did not indicate its support for Atlantic Yards, the 16-skyscraper mega-development that has divided Brooklyn along class, race and socio-economic lines for more than four years.
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“One thing has nothing to do with the other,” she said.

Naturally:

Ratner didn’t respond to a request for comment...

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NoLandGrab: You can add NoLandGrab to Dan Goldstein to make TWO who think that the Brooklyn Museum is slamming the community, which has long supported the local cultural institution.

It wouldn't be surprising if there were a dozen others who were upset, too.

Posted by lumi at March 14, 2008 5:35 AM