Albany Grants $100 Million
for Ratner Proposal
Yards" Developer Receives Subsidy While Project Remains a
Financial, Planning and Environmental Mystery
April 6, 2006
Ratner/ESDC "Atlantic Yards" Scope of Analysis Seriously Flawed
Developer Increases Project Size, Makes Hollow Claims
& Ignores Community
Albany Buries $33 Million for Ratner Arena in Education
"Atlantic Yards" Developer, Seeking $100 Million, Receives
While Proposal Remains a Financial, Planning and Environmental
NYPIRG, Elected Officials and Council of Brooklyn Neighborhoods
Submit Briefs in Support of Conflicts of Interest Finding
in Review of ‘Atlantic Yards'/Ratner Proposal
March 8, 2006
Demolition of "Underberg Building" By Ratner Attempt to Stabilize
Battered "Atlantic Yards" Proposal
Ratner's Demolitions Subvert State Review Process
State Development Corporation to Appeal Decision to Disqualify
Conflicted Attorney David Paget from Review of Ratner's "Atlantic
Move By ESDC Raises Serious Questions About
Its Desire to
Retain Lawyer So Roundly Rebuked by Justice Carol Edmead on
Court Judge Rules ESDC/Ratner Lawyer
Has Conflict of Interest
DDDB and Co-Plaintiffs Win Case to Disqualify
Lawyer Representing Ratner and ESDC
Letitia James, State Senator Velmanette Montgomery and Congressman
Major Owens Join In Filing an Amicus Brief Against The Empire
State Development Corporation and Forest City Ratner
Elected Officials Representing Proposed Ratner
Support Suit Seekin
el Thump Ratner Supporters in Districts
Impacted by the Developer's 18 Skyscraper and Arena Plan
Bruce Ratner Buys B.U.I.L.D., Fabricating Support for Atlantic
Smoking Gun IRS Documents Reveal $5 Million Payment
to Supposed "Community Organization"
B.U.I.L.D and Ratner Have Denied Funding Scheme
Mayor Bloomberg Misleads and Misinforms on Ratner's Atlantic
Grossly Overstates Jobs Promised, Understates Number
of Luxury Apartments
The MTA Accepts Low-Ball Bid From Bruce Ratner
Ratner and MTA Rip Off Taxpayers With Deal Well
Below Competitor Extell's Offer and Half the MTA's Appraised
Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn Planning Lawsuits
The New York Times & Forest City Ratner's Atlantic Yards:
High-Rises & Low Standards
Report: Newspaper Shirks Duty to Cover Development
by its Own Business Partner, Ratner
Coalition Requests Response from Executive Editor, Public
DDDB Reveals Secret Agreement Among Bruce Ratner, New York
City and State
Besides Private Memorandum of Understanding, What
Else is Bruce Ratner Hiding?
Develop Don't Destroy Attorney, Jeffrey Baker Reprimands
the MTA on Atlantic Yards
Says MTA Has Set Forth on a Misbegotten Course With Its
Lack of Response to Eminent Domain Issue and Bad Faith RFP
June 23, 2005
The U.S. Supreme Court Misses Historic Moment
Develop Don’t Destroy Urges Albany to Curb Eminent
Develop Don't Destroy Calls on Democratic Mayoral Candidates
To Oppose Bruce Ratner's Taxpayer-Subsidized Sweetheart
Open Letter Demands that Candidates Treat Brooklyn Like
the West Side
4 , 2005
Bloomberg, Pataki Declare War on Brooklynites and Taxpayers
MoU Will be DOA Once Public Learns What a Bad Deal
Ratner's Plan Is
6 , 2004
Develop Don't Destroy Attorneys File Brief with US Supreme
High Court¡s Decision Could Kill Bruce Ratner¡s Nets Arena/High-rise
Brooklyn Community Boards 2, 6 and 8 Host Pep Rally for
Forest City Ratner
Community Members are Left Out in the Cold While
FCR Supporters Get VIP Treatment Ratner
18 , 2004
Ratner "Community Benefits Agreement" (CBA) is
And Brooklyn Community Board Chairs Helped Kill It
DDDB and Community Board Members Slam ËNew Low"
in Community Participation, and CB Conflict of Interest
4 , 2004
Bruce Ratner's Greed Kills Lower Manhattan Deal
Pace Univ. Withdraws After Developer Breaks His Promise
"What a Shock!" Says Develop Don't Destroy
"Would He Do That to Brooklyn!????"
7 , 2004
Brooklyn Minister and ËCaring" Bruce Ratner
to Pursue ËCommunity Benefits Agreement"
Ratner Trying to Divide Community Over Who Gets
Crumb from His Table
DDDb Files Official Complaint with NYC Conflicts of
Interest Board Demands City Planning Commissioner
Dolly Williams divest interest in Ratner development plan
or face legal consequences.
Leading Elected Officials, Olympic Expert Brian Hatch
and DDDB Blast "Land Grab Wrapped in Olympic Rings"
DDDB unveils watchdog report exposingfatal flaws,
false claims in NYC2012 bid .
Ratner Arena Victims Unveil Message to International
Olympic Committee President: ²Please Dont Destroy
Guess Who's Coming to Brooklyn with Bruce Ratner?
Tyco Crook Dennis Kozlowski, City Planning Insider
What other dirty secrets are hidden inside Nets shadow syndicate?.
Tish James, DDDB Challenge NYC to ²Get in the Game"
after NBA Stiffs Community, Approves Nets Sale to Ratner
Unveils ²Safety Nets Plan" to promote real public
oversight and demand real public accountability in arena deal.
14 Organizations Join DDDB’s Call for Passage of Albany
Bill Would Require City Review of Ratner’s Nets Arena
Diverse Communities United in Demanding ULURP Review
for 17 High-Rise Megadevelopment.
August 3, 2004
The Unraveling of Ratner's Bogus Nets Bid, Part V
Major Investor Pullout is Latest Sign That Deceptive Developer's
Support is Tanking .
Michigan State Supreme Court Rules Against Eminent Domain
Abuse / Landmark Decision Is A Wake Up Call to Other States'
Ruling Bolsters Argument That Bruce Ratner's Nets Arena Complex
Proposal Does Not Meet The 'Public Use' Requirement for Eminent
Bruce Ratner Cries Wolf Again... Fourth Announcement of NBA
Approval Is Not Followed by Vote on the Nets. Fans
and Community: "Whos Calling the Shots Here?" DDDB:
"Only Ratners Shadow Syndicate Knows!".
Straphangers to Provide Huge Subsidies for Bruce Ratners
Nets Arena Complex? New York Riders Will Get Railroaded
Unless MTA Demands Top Market Price .
DDDB Questions Objectivity of Daily Newss Coverage of New
Ratner Mall in Brooklyn. Draws link between Ratner
ad supplement Sunday and puff piece column the same day.
City Council Members Charles Barron and Christine Quinn Join
Tish Jamess Call for Nets Arena Complex Oversight:
Warn Against ²Fronting" by Developers.
Nets Fire Sale Begins: Taxpayers to be Burned Next.
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Calls for ULURP Process for
Javits Expansion and West Side Stadium. DDDB Demands
ULURP Equity for Brooklyn.
City Councilmember Letitia James Urges Bloomberg and Miller
to Launch Formal Economic Review of Nets Arena Development.
Independent Economic Analysis of Ratner Nets
Arena Plan Shows Project Will Lose $500 Million in Public
Funds. DDDB Releases Study to Debunk Ratners Bogus
Claims and Warn Potential Investors and Taxpayers that the
Project Would be a "Sucking Sinkhole".
Develop Don't Destroy Rally Draws 3,000 Community Members.
Opposition to Ratner Plan Grows, 40 Groups Join Community
Develop Don't Destroy condemns order mandating residents support