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November 12, 2011

Some questions unanswered from the past week's Atlantic Yards-related news

Atlantic Yards Report

Some questions unanswered from the past week's Atlantic Yards-related news:

  • Does Forest City Ratner have permission to install bollards at the Atlantic Yards arena site? I asked the Department of Transportation but haven't heard back.

  • Flood lights at the Vanderbilt Yard, supposed to go on at 6 am, were reported to go on at about 4:30 am. About this one I didn't ask, but wouldn't a proactive Empire State Development, the agency overseeing the project, want to set the record straight?

  • How much did the various parties spend on the last playground "funded in part" (but promoted in the main) by the Barclays Nets Community Alliance? I asked sponsor Out2Play but haven't heard back.

  • Here's a bonus: Representative Yvette Clarke issued a press release stating that she took "took Dr. Winslow Sargeant [of the federal Small Business Administration] on a tour throughout key sections of 11th Congressional District of New York such as Brownsville, Prospect Plaza and the Atlantic Yards/Nets Stadium site, which represent areas where small businesses thrive, are currently undergoing development and are in need of federal resources for its revitalization." What?


Posted by eric at November 12, 2011 1:46 PM