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The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council

Atlantic Yards
A proposal by the developer Forest City Ratner to build 16 towers and an arena on a 22 acre site in Prospect Heights.

Press conference launching Campaign to Reform Atlantic Yards Governance

Start Date: 
June 16, 2008 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Categories
Topic : 
Atlantic Yards
Sponsored By: 
Assembly Members Hakeem Jeffries and Jim Brennan, and Council Members Letitia James and David Yassky
Location: 
Steps of City Hall
New York City Hall, Manhattan
United States
Description: 

New York State Assembly members Hakeem Jeffries and James Brennan, and New York City Council members Letitia James, and David Yassky will gather with Brooklyn community leaders to launch “The Campaign to Reform the Governance of Atlantic Yards,” an initiative to pass new legislation that would reform the governance of the Atlantic Yards project.

Atlantic Yards is the only state project without effective public oversight and a vehicle for community input in its decision-making. To address this, the Atlantic Yards Governance Act (A11395) would create the “Atlantic Yards Trust” to oversee the project with a board of state and city appointed officials and a “Stakeholders Council” comprised of local residents appointed by local elected officials that would advise the Trust and provide an opportunity for meaningful community involvement. The Atlantic Yards Governance Act is modelled on the Hudson River Trust Act of 1998.

Open to: 
General public

PHNDC community forum with elected officials

Start Date: 
May 22, 2008 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Zoning
Landmarking
Traffic and transit
Atlantic Yards
Sponsored By: 
PHNDC
Location: 
P.S. 9 Auditorium
80 Underhill Avenue (between St. Marks Place and Bergen Street)
United States
Description: 

Join PHNDC on Thursday, May 22 for a community forum on issues of interest to residents and business owners in Prospect Heights. Updates will be presented on the following subjects:

  • Rezoning in Community Board 8
  • Historic designation for Prospect Heights
  • Traffic calming initiatives in our neighborhood
  • Changes to the Atlantic Yards project

The following local elected officials will speak and answer your questions:

Open to: 
Prospect Heights residents and business owners

RALLY: Time Out on Atlantic Yards!

Start Date: 
May 3, 2008 - 2:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Atlantic Yards
Sponsored By: 
BrooklynSpeaks, Council of Brooklyn Neighborhoods, Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn
Location: 
Pacific Street between Vanderbilt and Carlton Avenues
752 Pacific Street
United States
Description: 

Forest City Ratner has acknowledged that the Atlantic Yards project won't be built according to the plan that was approved. Join The Council of Brooklyn Neighborhoods, BrooklynSpeaks, and Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn and local elected officials 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.

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.

Open to: 
General public