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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

March 11: Two Groundbreakings to Protest Ratner's Boondoggle Ceremony


Are you riled up?
Many of us are angry, no...mad, and lots have already said, "I'll be there."

THIS IS THE MOMENT to express your anger and outrage:

Take off work or take a long lunch to express all of your anger and outrage about the abusive, destructive, and corrupt Atlantic Yards project...


Thursday, March 11. 12:30pm

What: Two Groundbreakings to Protest Ratner's Boondoggle Ceremony

Who: Three foot tall bobblehead Bloomberg, Markowitz, Pataki, Spitzer, Paterson, Schumer, Cuomo, Prokhorov and Ratner
Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn

Where: Outside of Freddy's Bar, 485 Dean Street (corner of 6th Avenue)

When: Thursday, March 11. 12:30pm SHARP

Project opponents should gather at Freddy's to start the protest at 1pm.

Bring your signs, whistles, noisemakers, effigies and anything else suitable for protest...

Forest City Ratner will hold a ceremonial groundbreaking for the developers billion dollar Barclays Center Arena. The Atlantic Yards Project was once supposed to bring 2,250 units of publicly subsidized "affordable" housing. On Thursday, March 11, the developer, Mayor and Governor will shovel dirt for an arena that will house nobody and will be a money loser for New York City. There are no designs, renderings or models for any other part of the project.

Join Bloomberg, Markowitz, Pataki, Spitzer, Paterson, Schumer, Cuomo, Prokhorov and Ratner as they convene a Groundbreaking to Bury the Soul of Brooklyn.

Prior to their own Boondoggle Celebration at 1:30, three-foot tall bobblehead versions of the Atlantic Yards enablers will shovel dirt to bury the soul of Brooklyn. This event will feature Borough President Markowitz's Proclamation Marking the Events of the Day.

The Groundbreaking to Bury the Soul of Brooklyn will take place at 12:30 pm on Thursday, March 11 in front of Freddy's Bar in the project footprint at the corner of Dean Street and 6th Avenue.

It is not to be missed.

The Groundbreaking to Bury the Soul of Brooklyn will be followed by a protest of Ratner's Boondoggle Celebration if the City and State and Ratner allow Brooklynites (remember, this project is for all Brooklynites, they've told us, not just the connected, powerful, wealthy and bought out) to get anywhere near their celebration of eminent domain run amok, subsidy abuse and a money losing arena in the middle of a housing crisis.

Project opponents should gather at Freddy's to start the protest at 1pm.


Ratner has announced his groundbreaking ceremony will take place at 1:30 pm on Thursday, March 11 at the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and where Fifth Avenue was before it was condemned to eventually give to Ratner for $1. Depending on how many levels of security cordons used to keep Brooklynites away, the protesters could be anywhere in the project footprint. DDDB will be able to tell you more at Freddy's starting at 1pm.



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