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February 14, 2009

McMahon on line 1: New Ridge Rep. loves the stimulus

The Brooklyn Paper
By Gersh Kuntzman

Rep. Mike McMahon of Bay Ridge voted in favor of the federal stimulus package. He has also mentioned that he was opposed to use of the funds for the proposed Atlantic Yards development.

McMahon said his priority for that money would be renovating B and M line stations in Bensonhurst, a plan nixed by the MTA last year — not funnel the money, as some have suggested, to Bruce Ratner to jumpstart the stalled Atlantic Yards project.

“That priority is fixing train stations and getting ferry service from Bay Ridge to Manhattan,” he said. “I do not see Atlantic Yards as a priority for the money from this package.”

Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn has also noticed this item: Rep. Mike McMahon Says No Stimulus for Atlantic Yard.

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Posted by steve at February 14, 2009 8:10 AM