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All numbers are based upon research and speculation. If you have the exact figures email us.
About BrooklynSpeaks:
as long as BrooklynSpeaks supports the arena and does not come out against the use of eminent domain and the destruction of the Pacific Street blocks (btwn 5th Ave to S. Portland Aves.), the South Oxford Street Block Association cannot support them. BrooklynSpeaks seems to be trying to play both sides.
On one page of their web site they state “Keep Pacific Street and Fifth Avenue open, and create new streets to connect surrounding neighborhoods.” Yet on another page they say: “Minimize traffic-generating aspects of the project, such as large-scale arena parking.“ This is contradictory.
There is no way the Ratner Group could build an arena and not destroy that block of Pacific Street. BrooklynSpeaks should clarify their position on the arena and eminent domain one way or the other. They should be insisting that the arena be built in either Coney Island or Queens - where they welcome the development.
Abby Weissman emailed Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz with questions about the sale of the Yards to Ratner for $100 million. Read his response and follow up correspondence.
Watch the disturbing Web Documentary about
the August 23rd ESDC Meeting:
Click to see more images from the DEIS Report including the shadows that will enshroud your home and your future prospects of parking your car! >>>
Read about the promise & failure of Battery Park City and how 20,000 low-income apartments turned in 1,500.
The low-income housing "bait and switch" scam has happened before in NYC.
Read the article from The New York Times
about the city's broken pledge to the poor

Read City Project's The Failure of Battery Park City report. City Project is a non-partisan public policy organization.
What You Can Do Right Now!
It's important to express your opinion now to our local officials and representatives. Use these contact links NOW!
Contrary to what the Ratner people want you to think, the Atlantic Yards Development is NOT a done deal. Otherwise why would the Ratner Company still be paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in Public Relations? If it goes through we will paying for this fiasco for the rest of our lives!
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