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August 28, 2009

Who's cleaning up Pacific Street blight? Forest City Ratner

Atlantic Yards Report

In September 2007, some AY opponents bushwhacked a clean-up along Pacific Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues.

Last Saturday, when I took a tour group around Prospect Heights, that stretch of Pacific Street looked pretty trim. But the stretch between Sixth and Carlton avenues looked pretty messy, even though a large residential building, Newswalk, occupies most of the street opposite it.

Now, however, it's been cleaned up, as the sequence of photos below shows. And who's responsible for removing this Pacific Street blight? As the name on the blue car indicates, Commons Associates of MetroTech Center--an organization led by Forest City Ratner.

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Be sure to read the comments section for some revealing backstory about the condition of the sidewalk.

Posted by eric at August 28, 2009 9:00 AM