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Atlantic Yards “Time Out” Rally Today

May 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

5-3-08 Rally SlugThe “Time Out on Atlantic Yards Rally” is taking place today at 2PM at 752 Pacific Street (between Carlton and Vanderbilt Avenues). The intent, per one of the many press releases to hit our inbox, is “to ask Governor Paterson to call ‘Time Out’ on the Atlantic Yards project: suspend demolitions, displacement of residents and businesses, infrastructure disruptions and further subsidies to the project so that changes to the project can be assessed and a plan prepared with community involvement.” It’s sponsored by BrooklynSpeaks, Council of Brooklyn Neighborhoods, Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn and local elected officials. Speakers will include NYS Senator Velmanette Montgomery, NYS Assemblywoman Joan Millman, NYS Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries, NYC Councilwoman Letitia James, NYC Councilman Bill de Blasio, NYC Councilman David Yassky and NYC Councilman Tony Avella.

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