Thursday, September 22, 2011

BrooklynSpeaks plans benefit October 13 "to fight for accountability at Atlantic Yards"

Well, BrooklynSpeaks has taken the lead on the last pending Atlantic Yards case, challenging the state's failure to study impacts of an extended buildout.

That case, which combined cases filed by BrooklynSpeaks members (and individuals and elected officials) and by Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn, were a win for the petitioners. However, the state and Forest City Ratner are appealing, so the case faces a potentially lengthy appeals process, even as the state does produce a Supplementary Environmental Impact Statement.

And BrooklynSpeaks is fundraising. An announcement:
Join BrooklynSpeaks for a special benefit to fight for accountable, sensible development at Atlantic Yards, and enjoy some great spicy flavors from Prospect Heights' favorite southwestern kitchen!

You'll hear about how other communities are working for sustainability from Majora Carter, internationally-recognized authority on community development, environmental justice, and green job training, a MacArthur “genius,” and host of the NPR series, “The Promised Land.” And you'll have a great time with friends sharing a vision for community engagement in Brooklyn's biggest development project.

Speak Up For Brooklyn!
Thursday, October 13, 2011
7:00PM
Piquant NYC
259 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217
BrooklynSpeaks has argued for a new governance entity to improve oversight, among other measures. Carter filed an affidavit in the pending case.

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