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January 30, 2009

At State of the District Address, Jeffries again talks housing, says economy has “slowed down the AY streamroller”

Atlantic Yards Report

Norman Oder reports on State Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries State of the District address:

With his preacher’s cadences, lawyer’s acumen, and Brooklyn pol's sense of strategy, 57th District Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries is an elected official worth watching, both for what he says and what he doesn’t say, as he begins his second two-year term in office.

In his second annual State of the District Address, delivered Wednesday night before an enthusiastic audience of more than 150 at the Pratt Institute’s Higgins Hall, he barely mentioned Atlantic Yards--though, compared to his glancing mention last year, he was more critical, an indication that the center of gravity regarding the project has shifted.

And, as I explain lower in this report, he thinks it’s likely that the legislature will hold a hearing on Atlantic Yards.


Posted by lumi at January 30, 2009 5:37 AM