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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

Offensive Atlantic Yards "Block Party" Cancelled
What If They Threw a "Block Party" and Nobody Came?

Must have been a lack of interest and Forest City Ratner's realization that this was a bad idea.

Developer Forest City Ratner’s partners and surrogates announced last Monday afternoon that they planned to hold what they claim to be a “block party” to “celebrate” the third anniversary of what experts have called a toothless, illegitimate “Community Benefits Agreement” (CBA) for the developer’s Atlantic Yards proposal. When the time came for the party today nobody showed up. Our eyewitness sources tell us the "block party" was cancelled. But no worries, we got this eyewitness report that: "BUILD and FCR (Forest City Ratner) were out in front of the [homeless] shelter at 603 Dean handing out pizza, drinks and Nets tote bags to shelter residents."

It's a shame they cancelled, we had alerted the media:

Media Alert: June 27, 2008

First Block Party Ever Without Any Residents from Block

Ratner Partners & Surrogates to Hold Block Party on Atlantic Yards Footprint Block They Don’t Live On, Where Tenants Face Evictions

“Community Benefits Agreement” Signatories Claim to Celebrate Community While Ignoring Eminent Domain Evictions and Round-the-Clock Noise from Ratner Workers

BROOKLYN, NY— Developer Forest City Ratner’s partners and surrogates announced on Monday that they plan to hold what they claim to be a “block party” to “celebrate” the third anniversary of what experts have called a toothless, illegitimate “Community Benefits Agreement” (CBA) for the developer’s Atlantic Yards proposal.

Though the promotional flier for the provocative, in-your-face rally, er “block party,” reads “It’s All About the Community”, the CBA signers have never worked with or supported community members—tenants (several who have called Pacific Street home for generations) and homeowners living in the Atlantic Yards footprint (including the very block where the “party” is planned) and facing eviction by state seizure of their homes for their partner Forest City Ratner. Nor have the CBA signers heard the pleas of residents within the footprint and on surrounding blocks who have raised the issue of round-the-clock noise, pollution and dangers caused by backhoe and jackhammer activity in and around the project’s footprint to the developer, elected officials and the Empire State Development Corporation.

Other than staging rallies, counter-rallies and block parties, what are the CBA signatories doing?

To our knowledge it is the first ever block organized and thrown by people who don’t live on the block or even on adjacent blocks. Call us crazy but we thought block parties were thrown by people living on the block.

Details as per the flier:
Who: "Local Community Groups"

What: "As we celebrate the Third Anniversary of the Historic (and Ye Olde) Community Benefits Agreement"..."It's All About the Community!"

When: Friday, June 27. 2-6PM.

Where: Pacific Street between Vanderbilt Avenue & Carlton Avenue, in the proposed "Atlantic Yards footprint."

Posted: 6.27.08
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Eminent Domain Case
Goldstein et al v. ESDC
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November 24, 2009
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