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July 26, 2010

Atlantic Yards down the memory hole, again; DCP official suggests the project was an example of public participation

Atlantic Yards Report

Norman Oder chalks it up to memory failure; we're more inclined to believe it's either outright lying or, when we're feeling charitable, perhaps the side effects of college drug use.

It was a throwaway moment, almost, at Land Use and Local Voices, a conference July 21 co-sponsored by the Municipal Art Society and Manhattan Community Board 1.

But it was another example of how Atlantic Yards may be falling down the collective memory hole, and how even a top bureaucrat at the Department of City Planning doesn't understand the project, suggesting it as an example of effective public participation for some.

Read on for City Planning Deputy Director Sandy Hornick's long, strange trip.

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Posted by eric at July 26, 2010 10:44 AM