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April 24, 2009

Breakfast with Marty: jousting about budget issues and adding urban planners to community boards

Atlantic Yards Report

Norman Oder goes to a bloggers' breakfast hosted by the Beep, and if Atlantic Yards came up, it wasn't during the morning's on-the-record portion.

A baker's dozen of bloggers--a few full-time, most part-time, a few trained in journalism, most not--were invited yesterday morning to breakfast at Borough Hall with three aides to Borough President Marty Markowitz, then with the BP himself.

While there was a 20-minute opportunity for on-the-record questions--read below for my back-and-forth with Markowitz about land use issues and the budget--the first two-thirds of the meeting was off-the-record. So the meeting served as a chance for the hosts to learn more about what we do, to learn how to open up lines of communication and to help hone strategy.

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NoLandGrab: Our invitation must've been lost in the mail.

Posted by eric at April 24, 2009 9:52 AM