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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

Atlantic Yards: Information Sharing Recordkeeping, Part 2
(Part 1)

In the February 26 NY Observer Forest City Ratner spokesman Loren Reigelhaupt said:
“When it comes to sharing information with the public and governmental bodies, there’s no such thing as too much, as far as we are concerned."
The March 7 NY Observer (by way of the Atlantic Yards Report) publishes a letter from Speaker Sheldon Silver to Bruce Ratner about a problem with a Ratner project in his district. The Observer reports:
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is troubled by the pace of a Frank Gehry-designed development by Bruce Ratner. And it’s not Atlantic Yards.

Downtown Express reported today that Mr. Silver sent a letter to Mr. Ratner expressing concern about the construction schedule of Forest City Ratner’s Beekman Tower at 8 Spruce Street downtown, a planned 75-story mostly residential tower that has a school in the base. Mr. Silver wrote that because the school is slated to open in 2009 and construction has been minimal, he wants an update on the anticipated completion.

A spokesman for Mr. Silver said his office hasn’t yet received a response to the letter, which is dated Feb. 25...
Here's the emailed non-answer, as published by the Observer, from Forest City Ratner spokesman Loren Riegelhaupt:
We have received the Speaker's letter and understand his and the community's concerns relating to the opening of the school. We are very sensitive to the school overcrowding issues currently facing Lower Manhattan as it was the Speaker who originally raised the issue and it was at his insistence that we included the school in our project. We are continuing to work very closely with the Speaker and appreciate all of his efforts in helping to move the project forward as quickly as possible.



Posted: 3.10.08
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Eminent Domain Case
Goldstein et al v. ESDC
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November 24, 2009
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EIS Lawsuit

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2/26/09
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