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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.

Carlton Avenue residents plant trees to counter construction blight

Posted: April 21, 2011 - 8:59am

 

With help from the Citizens Committee for New York City and PHNDC, residents of Carlton Avenue between Dean and Pacific Streets planted arborvitae trees along the eastern sidewalk of their block. The trees are a green addition that will help block the view of a parking lot being used by the Atlantic Yards project on the corner of Carlton Avenue and Pacific Street.

Hearing on PHNDC's challenge to 2009 Atlantic Yards MGPP

Start Date: 
March 15, 2011 - 2:30pm
Categories
Topic : 
Atlantic Yards
Sponsored By: 
New York State Supreme Court
Location: 
New York State Supreme Court
60 Centre Street Room 335
New York, NY
United States
Description: 

Judge Marcy Friedman will hear arguments from PHNDC and other BrooklynSpeaks petitioners challenging ESDC’s response to the court decision of November 9, 2010 ordering the agency to explain why it did not conduct an environmental impact study when it agreed to extend the construction schedule of the Atlantic Yards project from 10 to 25 years. Help support the fight for accountability at Atlantic Yards by attending this critical hearing!

Open to: 
General public

PHNDC hosts forum on Atlantic Yards traffic concerns

Posted: December 9, 2010 - 4:04pm

On Wednesday, December 8, PHNDC presented a public forum on traffic issues experienced since the start of arena construction at Atlantic Yards, as well as those impacts expected to occur at the time of the Barclays Center opening in 2012. Representatives from PHNDC were joined by Ryan Lynch, senior planner from the Tri-State Transportation Campaign, as well as Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries and Councilmember Letitia James.

'In the Footprint' benefit performance

Start Date: 
December 6, 2010 - 7:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Atlantic Yards
Sponsored By: 
The Civilians/BrooklynSpeaks sponsors
Location: 
The Irondale Center
85 South Oxford Street
Brooklyn, NY
United States
Description: 
Ready for a new perspective on the Atlantic Yards project? The CiviliansIn the Footprint has garnered praise from audiences and theater critics alike.
 
·         The New York Times says “…the company’s entertaining, insight-rich show about the controversial redevelopment plan in Brooklyn, restored my faith in the ability of theater artists to engage meaningfully with the world, here and now.”
·         The New York Post says, “’Footprint’ is as entertaining as it is enlightening."
(Now, if we could only get these papers to cover our recent court victory against Forest City Ratner and the Empire State Development Corporation!)
 
If you want to have a great night at the theater, hear the latest in the fight for public engagement on Atlantic Yards, and help the cause all at the same time, join BrooklynSpeaks for
 
a special benefit performance of
 
 
Monday, December 6
7:00PM
The Irondale Center
85 South Oxford Street, Brooklyn
 
 
Click here for tickets and enter code “FUTURE”!
 
The performance will be followed by a conversation with
 
Deb Howard, Pratt Area Community Council
Jo Anne Simon, District Leader, 52nd Assembly District
Gib Veconi, Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council
 
on the current status of Atlantic Yards advocacy, the significance of the recent NYS Supreme Court decision, and where the fight goes from here.
 
A portion of the ticket cost will support continuing legal action challenging the Atlantic Yards development process.
 
 
For more information about In the Footprint, please visit
www.thecivilians.org/current/in_the_footprint.html
Open to: 
General public

Atlantic Yards traffic forum

Start Date: 
December 8, 2010 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Traffic and transit
Atlantic Yards
Sponsored By: 
Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council
Location: 
P.S. 9
80 Underhill Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
United States
Description: 

Can the traffic really get worse? Unfortunately, the answer is "yes." The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council presents a forum on traffic and transit issues raised by Atlantic Yards construction and the planned opening of the Barclays Center in 2012.

  • What impacts are already being felt?
  • What is coming from the arena and future construction?
  • What does the recent court decision mean to the community?
  • What can we do now?

Speakers include Assemblymember Hakeem Jeffries, Councilmember Letitia James, and Ryan Lynch, Senior Planner with the Tri-State Transportation Campaign.

Open to: 
General public

Court says State failed to properly consider impacts of extended Atlantic Yards construction

Posted: November 10, 2010 - 7:31am

New York State Supreme Court Justice Marcy Friedman found that the Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC) unreasonably failed to properly assess the impacts of twenty-five years of extended construction at the Atlantic Yards site in Brooklyn. Judge Friedman’s ruling was entered following a motion by BrooklynSpeaks petitioners to reargue an earlier decision by the Court in favor of ESDC and Forest City Ratner Companies (FCRC).