Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn Atlantic Yards Meeting Tomorrow, Thursday, March 13th

Thursday, March 13, 7PM
Hanson Place United Methodest Church, Main Sanctuary
144 Saint Felix St. at Hanson Place (Entrace on Hanson)
Fort Greene, Brooklyn

Subways: 2, 3, 4, 5, B, D, N, R, Q, and LIRR to Atlantic/Pacific St.; G to Fulton St.; A to Lafayette Ave.

Speculation has been increasing recently that Forest City Ratner's Atlantic Yards project could be falling prey to the triple-whammy of a slowing economy, the crisis in sub-prime mortgages and the global credit crunch. Big real estate deals all around the country are being put on hold or are being shelved altogether, and Ratner's planned City Tech tower project, which would have been Brooklyn's tallest building, unraveled two weeks ago (CUNY scuttled the deal because Forest City Ratner's building "would be too expensive, too slow and too controversial").The Atlantic Yards project is turning into the deal that couldn't get done.

ll of which makes next Thursday's community meeting even more important...

Find out the latest on the community's fight against the destructive Atlantic Yards project, including news on the political and legal effort to stop the project. Find out how to get involved. Also, learn about the UNITY Plan, the community's alternative plan to develop the rail yards with truly affordable housing, community-friendly open space without the abuse of eminent domain. City and State politicians will speak and be available for Q&A.

nvited Elected Officials: Councilmember Bill DeBlasio, Councilmember Letitia James, Councilmember David Yassky, Assemblymember Jim Brennan, Assemblymember Hakeem Jeffries, Assemblymember Joan Millman, State Senator Eric Adams, State Senator Velmanette Montgomery

Sponsored by:
Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn
Society for Clinton Hill
Fort Greene Association
Park Slope Neighbors
Friends and Residents of Greater Gowanus
Bears Community Garden
South Portland Block Association

he meeting is open to all. Please save the date, and bring a friend.

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