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"Why should people get to see plans? This isn't a public project."
Bruce Ratner in Crain's Nov. 8, 2009

A Question for the Atlantic Yards Ombudsman

The ESDC has announced that Forrest R. Taylor's is the public's long-awaited Atlantic Yards ombudsperson. In the ESDC's press release announcing Mr. Taylor's appointment, Mr. Taylor said:
"This ombudsman position provides an opportunity for me to draw on all of my experiences in and out of government and is an exciting next step forward in the State’s effort to increase the public’s connection to this important and transformative project. I look forward to working with all stakeholders to insure the community has access to current information and swift responses to questions and concerns."
There is a particularly pressing question that many, including elected officials, have been asking:
What makes the Brooklyn arena's proximity to streets different from the Newark arena that it will not require street closings?

See, in mid-October, just two weeks before the grand opening of Newark's Prudential Center arena, that city's police department mandated that at least two streets adjacent to the new arena would be closed during events as a necessary precaution against terrorist attacks. Newark Police Director Garry McCarthy told the Newark Star-Ledger, "you can't construct an arena and put it right against a street in a post 9/11 world. So we're playing catch-up and taking measures to make sure it's safe."

The Newark arena is set back about 25 feet from its nearest abutting streets. Forest City Ratner's arena would be set back only 20 feet, in most places, from busy avenues. But unlike in Newark, the NYPD says that street closures will not be necessary in Brooklyn; according to the NY Times, the NYPD "found that the arena was safe and streets need not be closed on game days."

So one of the first questions and concerns many have for Mr. Taylor is this: What makes the Brooklyn arena's proximity to streets different from the Newark arena that it will not require street closings?



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