September 1, 2009
Tracing the deceptive property ownership map back to Forest City Ratner
Atlantic Yards Report
Norman Oder sheds a little more light on the Great Property Control Swindle.
Not unlike the way that the Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC) puts its name on Atlantic Yards Construction Updates produced by developer Forest City Ratner (FCR), evidence suggests that the map of property ownership in the AY footprint also comes directly from the developer.
I earlier today suggested that the ESDC was misleading people by using an 11/1/06 map to describe current ownership. And I wrote in May that the ESDC seemed to be taking FCR's cue in presenting facts on the map.
But it may be much simpler: ESDC is simply reproducing what Forest City gives them.
NoLandGrab: Good grief! The ESDC is either totally incompetent, or Bruce Ratner really is pulling all the strings in Albany.
Posted by eric at September 1, 2009 8:58 PM