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September 29, 2010

Forest City Ratner refuses to let me into press conference on new arena plaza designs

Atlantic Yards Report

The company that claims that "when it comes to sharing information with the public and governmental bodies, there‚Äôs no such thing as too much, as far as we are concerned," apparently has its limits — especially if your name is Norman Oder.

Wonder why I wasn't at the press conference yesterday unveiling the new arena plaza designs?

Well, I filed an RSVP Monday night and was told by Forest City Ratner spokesman Joe DePlasco, "Hey, sorry, we are doing a small group of print press but will send out all to entire list in am, including you."

Yet somehow WNYC and NY1 made it in.

Some back story: I've been barred from some events and, with some nudging, have been admitted to others.

Maybe they're not so comfortable with someone who remembers how Bruce Ratner has contradicted himself.


Posted by eric at September 29, 2010 9:03 AM