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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

NYCEDC Confirms: Ratner Wants More Subsidy for Atlantic Yards

Back on April 2nd, Forest City Ratner's parent company CEO Chuck Ratner said on an analysts conference call that "we still need more" subsidy for Atlantic Yards. (Atlantic Yards Report broke that story.) Ever since then, Forest City Ratner spokespeople have flat out denied that they would be seeking more subsidy. But NYC Economic Development Corporation President Seth Pinsky begs to differ, according to the Sun article, he confirms what Chuck Ratner said in April:
...He [Pinsky] also said that the developer Forest City Ratner Co. had expressed interest to the city about seeking additional tax-exempt funding, but that the request was being handled by the state...
Forest City Ratner already has the support of over $2 billion in government-backed financing for its proposed Atlantic Yards project. Two key City Council members—David Yassky, running for City Comptroller and Bill de Blasio, running for Brooklyn Borough President—have already said "no way" to more subsidy for Atlantic Yards. From the April 12th Brooklyn Paper:
...After the president and CEO of Ratner’s parent company, Forest City Enterprises, told industry analysts that “we still need more” subsidies to build Atlantic Yards, Councilmen David Yassky (D–Brooklyn Heights) and Bill DeBlasio (D–Park Slope) said that the already-committed $1 billion in public underwriting is enough.

“My head spins in astonishment that they would want more,” said Yassky.
...

“I cannot approve of more subsidies when the only thing that’s certain is a stadium,” said DeBlasio, who called for “a timeline for the full project, especially with respect to the affordable housing.”

He also demanded to know “exactly why the additional subsidies are needed and what they would be used for.”...
Who will stop this madness? We suggest a hearing before the members of the Assembly Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions would be a good place to start.



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Eminent Domain Case
Goldstein et al v. ESDC
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November 24, 2009
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