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July 6, 2009

Elected officials shocked, shocked at changes in AY; DePlasco, Daughtry maintain talking points

Atlantic Yards Report

Norman Oder fills in some gaps in today's Daily News story about local elected officials souring on Atlantic Yards.

A couple of elected officials who wouldn't mind a little press coverage are shocked, shocked by changes in Atlantic Yards.
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The article closes with this assertion:
Ratner spokesman Joe DePlasco said all the promised jobs and affordable housing will be delivered.

If it's not legally required, and it's not, the paid flack DePlasco can say whatever he wants. Remember, he's the guy who once said, “There’s no reason to think the team is not moving to Brooklyn for the 2007 season."

Who's missing

Missing from the article are two elected officials who have posed more substantive questions: both Assemblyman Jim Brennan and state Senator Bill Perkins have questioned the legal authority of the MTA to renegotiate its deal with Forest City Ratner. And those questions may be answered in court.

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Posted by eric at July 6, 2009 11:31 AM