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March 19, 2008

Effective Action Needed From Brooklyn Speaks, BHA, etc.


Atlantic Yards critic Michael D.D. White, on BrooklynSpeaks's comments page, urges the group to take a harder line in pushing for changes to Bruce Ratner's megaproject:

Now is the time for Brooklyn Speaks, made up of members including the powerful Brooklyn Heights Association and Municipal Art Society, to shift and adopt effective tactics in fighting Ratner’s Atlantic Yards.

Brooklyn Speaks needs to go beyond stating principles. It needs to be setting forth specific definite bottom line requirements that it should pursue in a hard and fast way. In the end, what should be insisted upon will look less like a compromise that has vaguely influenced the project and will look much more like the project has been taken back to the drawing board.


Posted by eric at March 19, 2008 5:43 PM