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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.

'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 - 6:31am

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).

Forest City Ratner announces AY traffic change on Flatbush Avenue

Posted: July 26, 2010 - 6:13pm

To accommodate upgrades to the MTA vent structures along Flatbush Avenue, a part of the Atlantic Yards project, beginning on Friday, August 20, 2010, Forest City Ratner and the Empire State Development Corporation have announced that the traffic pattern on Flatbush Avenue (between Atlantic Avenue and Dean Street) will be altered.

Revised plan for Atlantic Yards street closures discussed at town hall meeting

Posted: February 27, 2010 - 4:08pm

On February 24, City Council members Letitia James, Brad Lander and Steven Levin held a town hall meeting at which representatives from NYC DOT, Forest City Ratner, and the Empire State Development Corporation discussed planned street closures related to the Atlantic Yards project and answered questions from attendees. Jane Marshall of FCR, Sam Schwartz of Sam Schwartz Engineering, and Chris Hrones of DOT discussed the revised plan for street closures.

Haitian Relief Benefit at Woodwork

Start Date: 
January 30, 2010 - 2:00pm - January 31, 2010 - 5:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Atlantic Yards
Sponsored By: 
Woodwork, Accountants International and Human Resources International
Location: 
Woodwork
Woodwork
United States
Description: 

Representatives will be present from the NYC Department of Transportation and Forest City Ratner Companies to brief interested residents of planned permanent street closings in the project area.

Open to: 
General public