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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

BrooklynBased on Brooklyn Based Anthology

BrooklynBased
has an excellent mini-review of Brooklyn Was Mine, the anthology whose author's have donated their book royalties to DDDB. BrooklynBased explains the double incentives to buy the book. (You can subscribe to Brookln Based here.):
Their Brooklyn

Wary of reading 19 rah-rah stories about a place already filled with insanely proud people, BB tried not to like Brooklyn Was Mine, an anthology of essays by local authors about Brooklyn past, present, and pre-boom.

But I was defenseless from page one. The Union Street Bridge, a couple hundred feet from my first Brooklyn apartment, figures heavily in Phillip Lopate’s introduction, and with every reference to it — "the thump-thump of cars passing over the bridge’s metal plates"; "this strange combination of industrial, residential and bucolic" — my heart did a little nostalgic leap.

Not that you have to be a card-carrying Brooklyn lover to like these stories. In one of the most moving essays, Brooklyn is merely a backdrop as Colin Harrison gives us a touching look at his relationship with his son, through the prism of pep talks and little league games on ball fields from Marine Park to Dyker Beach.
...

Jonathan Lethem’s Jackson Pollock-like word burst, "Ruckus Flatbush," is fantastic, of course.

So yes, this book had me at hello, and that was before I learned that all of its proceeds were being donated to DDDB’s anti-Atlantic Yards legal fund — yet another incentive to put this on your shelf.
Tomorrow, January 9th, 7:30pm:
Susan Choi, Jennifer Egan and Darin Strauss read their essays from the book at the Park Slope Barnes & Noble (267 7th Ave. at 6th St.).
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Eminent Domain Case
Goldstein et al v. ESDC
[All case files]

November 24, 2009
Court of Appeals
Ruling

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EIS Lawsuit

DDDB et al v ESDC et al
Click for a summary of the lawsuit seeking to annul the review and approval the Atlantic Yards project.

Appeal briefs are here.

2/26/09
Appellate Divsion
Rules for ESDC
What would Atlantic Yards Look like?...
Photo Simulations
Before and After views from around the project footprint revealing the massive scale of the proposed luxury apartment and sports complex.

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