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June 3, 2008

Brooklyn Day!

FCRbrooklyndayflyer.jpg On December 10th, 2003, Atlantic Yards was rolled out at Brooklyn Borough Hall as a done deal, with the apparent support of nearly every power-brokering politician in Brooklyn, New York City, and Albany.

Why then, would Forest City Ratner need to throw itself a rally on June 5th, 2008 to "support the Atlantic Yards Project and The Nets moving to Brooklyn!"? Haven't they done this before?

We can only surmise that Ratner's marquee mega-project is truly on the ropes, what with the American flag and Brooklyn Bridge imagery included on the flyer and the call to all Brooklyn building trades to abandon their work sites to come to the desperate PR event "rally." An email sent by Delia Hunley-Adossa yesterday aimed at drumming up bodies for the event repeatedly used all caps to emphasize all the FREE stuff attendees will receive.

Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn and Atlantic Yards Report have lengthy analyses of the materials and the motivations behind the "rally." Thanks, guys, for saving us the trouble.

Posted by eric at June 3, 2008 9:01 AM