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September 17, 2009

ESDC approves project; DDDB warns of lawsuit; electeds comment

Atlantic Yards Report

Norman Oder promises video of the ESDC meeting; for now, here's his topline report — he promises more of that later, too.

In a meeting that lasted less than two hours--the bulk of which was public comments--the board of the Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC) today re-approved the Atlantic Yards project after a process that took less than three months.

I'll have a detailed report this evening or in the morning; notably a representative of state Senator Velmanette Montgomery spoke in opposition to the project.

Also, a representative of City Council Member Bill de Blasio--now in a runoff for Public Advocate with AY supporter Mark Green--said the Council Member appreciated the project benefits but thought a Supplementary Environmental Impact Statement was in order. (Supporters say that would delay the project, perhaps fatally.)


Posted by eric at September 17, 2009 1:42 PM