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March 25, 2009

LOCAL INTELLIGENCE, March 24, 2009

From the Brooklyn Daily Eagle's blog roundup:

The Atlantic Yards Report has posted a video of Mayor Bloomberg saying that it will be a shame if the project is built without the Gehry design, but he was seemingly resigned to it. The blog speculates on how informed Bloomberg was before making the statement.

In more AY news, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. requested that Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner intervene in the naming rights agreement between Barclays PLC and the proposed Atlantic Yards arena in Brooklyn. Pascell (D - NJ) reasons that Barclays’ $8.5 billion dollars in bailout money from U.S. taxpayers shouldn’t be frittered away on “high priced marketing opportunities.” Develop, Don’t Destroy Brooklyn

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Posted by lumi at March 25, 2009 5:07 AM