« As 40/40 Club opens the night before arena debuts, a vigil and march draws 150 people, James, Montgomery | Main | 9/28 8pm: Battle for Brooklyn Free, Outdoor Screening Tonight. Rain is Gone. »

September 28, 2012

Atlantic Yards, It's A Crime! Community Organizations Join to Call for a New Plan at Atlantic Yards

Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn

Atlantic Yards – It's A Crime! Community Organizations Join to Call for a New Plan at Atlantic Yards Brooklyn Was Promised Much More Than an Arena

On the day of the opening of Barclays Center, a coalition of community organizations today joined in a protest of Atlantic Yards' failure to deliver on the promises of local jobs and affordable housing used to win approval for the $5 billion project, and called on Governor Andrew Cuomo and the State of New York to present a new plan for the site that prioritizes public benefits over the development of luxury housing.

BrooklynSpeaks, Brown Community Development Corporation, Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn, Families United for Racial and Economic Equality (FUREE) and the Fifth Avenue Committee were joined by numerous civic groups and block associations in demanding that the State:

article

Posted by eric at September 28, 2012 12:00 PM