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GL Day Ender: Five Years of Atlantic Yards Fun, Tomorrow

December 9th, 2008 · 2 Comments

We love anniversaries because they can be so meaningful. Well, tomorrow (12/10) marks the Fifth Anniversary of the announcement of the Atlantic Yards project. For those who enjoy taking trips down memory chain, we highly recommend the Curbed Atlantic Yards Timeline of Despair, which only runs through this spring, but rather hits on many of the key moments since the troubled (officially halted) project was pronounced “a done deal.” The official announcement was for millions of square feet of office, residential and arena space to take over the Vanderbilt Rail Yards in Prospect Heights. Bruce Ratner predicted his Nets arena would open in 2006. Oops. To mark the event, the Council of Brookyn Neighborhoods “will be holding a press conference announcing recent inquiries into the state of the project. As you might imagine, there is a lengthy list of invited officials. But the most important attendee will be YOU! Please come out!” The time is 9:30AM at Sixth Avenue and Dean Street.

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  • 1 Council of Brooklyn Neighborhoods // Dec 9, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    CORRECTION: Location will be 6th Avenue and Dean Street!!!
    See you there!

  • 2 Peegrine // Dec 9, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    Yes five years and the plaintiffs represented (ripped off?) by Develop Don’t Destroy still have no security and no future. They will be evicted.
    Had DDDB negotiated a buyout five years ago they would be home owners.
    But that was not on DDDB and AYR’s agenda.
    Remember DDDB has lost EVERY case they have brought before the courts.
    Now owning a home is well out of touch of the “victims” DDDB represents.
    Enjoy the “victory” and may the “victims” have a Merry Christmas knowing they have thrown away a secure future by listening to AYR and DDDB.