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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 is Not in Compliance With The ARRA and Faces Enormous Statewide Competition

Today Governor Paterson held a "Leaders Briefing on Economic Recovery" (Windows Media Video)

Forest City Ratner is lobbying for a bailout of Atlantic Yards from the stimulus bill.

But there are two big strikes against this effort that are not in compliance with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act:

1. Atlantic Yards is not shovel-ready according to the bill's provisions.
2. Atlantic Yards is a no bid project. The bill does not allow this.

During the "Leaders Briefing on Economic Recovery" Timothy Gilchrist, head of the Economic Development Recovery Cabinet, laid out in detail the procedures and qualifications by which stimulus money will be apportioned.

Mr. Gilchrist said that there are statewide requests for infrastructure projects valued at $14 billion and $4 billion in stimulus funds available for the state. He said that the"Recovery Cabinet" and State agencies had identified over 1,900 projects in early January valued over $11 billion. Since that time an "equal number of projects had been identified" by agencies and municipalities valued around $3 billion, including about 200 projects "in the last few days."

Some will be eligible, he said, and some won't.

Is Atlantic Yards on that list? So far, it does not appear to be, but the lobbying must be intense.

Governor Paterson said that the federal government is looking to "get the best projects moving quickly."
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New York State's "Guide to the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act", is now online at:
www.economicrecovery.ny.gov

Every dime spent is supposed to eventually be accounted for by the federal government at: www.recovery.gov




Posted: 2.25.09
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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
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Appeal briefs are here.

2/26/09
Appellate Divsion
Rules for ESDC
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