by Duncan Cooper, at Dec. 18, 2011, 12:46 a.m.
Title: Atlantic Yards Project Was Not Properly Presented
Event: Freddy's Bar and Backroom
Source: The Washington Post
Author: Charles Ratner
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Excerpts: “[George Will] failed to note that my company controls 85 percent of the 22-acre site. Mr. Will also did not mention that nearly 40 percent of the site is a submerged rail yard, long a scar dividing this area of Brooklyn, and that the project will create nearly 17,000 construction jobs, 8,000 permanent jobs and 2,250 affordable apartment units.
"At the start of this project, my company announced that it would try to avoid the use of eminent domain. To that end, we bought properties in the footprint, many of which were abandoned warehouses and empty lots. A group of holdouts announced early on that they were opposed to the development and pledged to sue often. They kept their word—but lost every battle.”
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