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Atlantic Yards Fight Plays Out Among Supporters & Opponents

May 6th, 2008 · No Comments

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The fight to sway opinions and create impressions about Atlantic Yards played out with a vengeance over the weekend and yesterday. Of course, on Saturday, there were dueling rallies of supporters and a counter-demonstration by supporters that seemed orchestrated by Forest City Ratner and groups that had signed the Community Benefits Agreements. On Sunday, Mr. Ratner penned a column in the Daily News saying the project will be finished by 2018. Yesterday, there was a new set of Frank Gehry renderings in the Daily News and a Post story with renderings of “Atlantic Lots,” the area as it might look with few buildings and a lot of parking. Also, an Atlantic Lots website went live. That is how things stand today as the developer and opponents jockey for position. Here’s some related coverage. (The image above is a rendering with a photo taken by Jonathan Barkey.)

Related Coverage:
· Atlantic Lots Media Roundup [AYR]
· Ratner’s Plan is Still Alive [Metro]
· Give Heave Ho to Lego Building Critics Say [NYDN]

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