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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

Marty's Atlantic Yards Promises in Retrospect

Continuing his week-long series of articles marking the fourth anniversary of the unveiling of the Atlantic Yards project, today Norman Oder reviews a 12/11/2003 WNYC Brian Lehrer interview with Borough President Markowitz.

The BEEP's two big promises were that there would be no city subsidy for the project and that the community would be involved and their concerns would be resolved, both promises have been glaringly untrue. And it's notable that even some of Markowitz's publicly expressed concerns, particularly his demand at the epic August 2006 DEIS hearing where he said, “Get real about traffic and parking,” Needless to say, nobody in government or at Forest City has gotten "real" about traffic and parking.

From the Atlantic Yards Report:
Marty, after the AY announcement: "this city has no money, no money to provide"
Nearly four years ago to this day, on 12/11/03, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz appeared on WNYC radio's Brian Lehrer Show, assuring him that he would aim "to make sure that their concerns to the fullest degree possible are resolved" and that, according to Mayor Mike Bloomberg, the "city has no money" to provide to the project.

Markowitz's excited and combative tone presaged four years of controversy, in which he's learned that it's difficult to resolve some questions and the city decided that it did, in fact, have more than $200 million to provide.

The program begin with a clip from the press conference the day before, when Forest City Ratner CEO Bruce Ratner announced plans for Atlantic Yards and declared emphatically, “We are going to get the Nets to Brooklyn if it’s the last thing I do.” (More from Ratner on WNYC here, , and here.)

Reporter Amy Eddings described the changes proposed for the site and quoted Bruce Ratner as saying that "probably the overall guiding principle is inclusiveness."

Lehrer, however, played a clip of a resident as saying, "When you make a plan and then bring in the community, that’s tokenistic, that’s being able to pat the community on the head and say ‘you’ve been involved.’ If you genuinely want to involve the community, the community is involved from the beginning.”...

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