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January 21, 2010

Review and Comment: Things As They Are

Brooklyn Daily Eagle
by Henrik Krogius

One of the Eagle's obdurate octogenarian opinionators reflects on the 100th birthday of the Brooklyn Heights Association.

The BHA has also looked farther afield to oppose the Atlantic Yards project. In these cases it seems to have become caught up in the spirit of oppositionism that, with the advent of community boards and rules for public review that didn’t exist in Langstaff’s day, has blocked or slowed imaginative change in the borough and the city to a degree not possible in earlier times.

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NoLandGrab: Confound those meddling community boards and oppositionists!

Krogius can rest easy, since Atlantic Yards has clearly demonstrated that "public review" is nothing more than a charade.

Posted by eric at January 21, 2010 10:42 AM