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Atlantic Yards “Time Out” Rally Tomorrow

May 2nd, 2008 · No Comments

There’s a rally tomorrow to ask Gov. David Paterson to call a “Time Out” on the increasingly troubled Atlantic Yards development. It will take place at 2PM (Saturday, May 3) at 752 Pacific Street (near Carlton Avenue) in the footprint of the proposed project.

Per DDDB, which is one of the sponsors:

If you only go to one major Atlantic Yards rally…this is the one: A major community rally will be held Saturday, May 3, 2pm at 752 Pacific Street. The Council of Brooklyn Neighborhoods, Brooklyn Speaks, and Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn will join with community leaders and elected officials in calling for a freeze on all Atlantic Yards activities. The three sponsoring organizations represent thousands of New Yorkers that have had differing perspectives on issues raised by the Atlantic Yards proposal, but all agree that the current state of affairs is intolerable. The following elected officials have confirmed attendance: NYS Senator Velmanette Montgomery, NYS Assemblywoman Joan Millman, NYS Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries, NYC Councilwoman Letitia James, NYC Councilman Bill Deblasio, NYC Councilman David Yassky, NYC Councilman Tony Avella.

There’s a story in today’s Sun about the rally.

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