Monday, April 07, 2008

Block association calls for a moratorium on AY demolitions

From a letter from the Dean Street Block Association, 6th Avenue to Vanderbilt, to Governor David Paterson and President and Chief Operating Officer of the Empire State Development Corporation Avi Schick:
Over the past few weeks we have learned that the schedule for construction of the Atlantic Yards Project is far longer than originally planned, and that there is doubt about whether Phase II of the Project as originally planned will ever reach the construction stage. Despite this news, there is ongoing demolition activity at the project site which may now be wholly unnecessary and which is having and will continue to have a long-term significant impact on the surrounding community. We are writing to ask that you cease all demolition on the site temporarily, and in particular on the footprint of Phase II. Before moving forward there must be a new review of the construction schedule, sequencing, and rationale in light of the changed circumstances.

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