Monday, April 28, 2008

Rally for Atlantic Yards 'Time Out' This Saturday

Next Saturday, May 3rd, at 2 p.m., Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn, the Council of Brooklyn Neighborhoods and Brooklyn Speaks will join with community leaders and a number of elected officials to call for a "Time Out" on all Atlantic Yards activities. The rally will take place at 752 Pacific Street, between Carlton and Vanderbilt Avenues, in the heart of the "Atlantic Yards" footprint.

"Recent developments in the financial markets and statements by the developer have called the entire project into question," said Terry Urban, co-chair of the Council of Brooklyn Neighborhoods. "The public benefits are in question and the only thing remaining seems to be an arena! This is not the project that was approved. Meanwhile, our neighborhoods are being blighted by unnecessary demolitions for a project that seems to be disappearing or drastically postponed. Everything needs to immediately stop while this is reviewed."

Correspondent Phil Vitale notes, "Streets are already being torn up and buildings demolished at this time though it's not been officially approved." The rally would let Gov. Patterson see how concerned Brooklynites are about this project.

- Atlantic Yards: Uh, Is It Too Late to Stop the Check?
- Atlantic Yards Opposition Blew It, Says Brooklyn Eagle
- Federal Court Dismisses Atlantic Yards Eminent Domain Case
- Atlantic Yards Photoshoot: Right to Bear Cameras

Photo by MK Metz

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