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February 25, 2010

Voice of the People for Feb. 22, 2010

NY Daily News, Letters to the Editor

Community on board

Brooklyn: We contest Controller John Liu's assertion that the community around the Atlantic Yards development was not included in the Community Benefits Agreement ("Communities need a voice," Op-Ed, Feb. 18). All of the signatory organizations and principals live or work in community boards within the project's footprint. Liu is right that we haven't seen the benefits of Atlantic Yards - but not because the developer did not reach out to the community. It's because a small group of people delayed the project with litigation.

Delia Hunley-Adossa, chair

Atlantic Yards CBA

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NoLandGrab: This could just have easily read "Voice of the Paid Signatories," since all of the signatory organizations have also received money from Forest City Ratner for their support of the Atlantic Yards project.

Posted by eric at February 25, 2010 10:14 AM