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!BrooklynSpeaks has argued for a new governance entity to improve oversight, among other measures. Carter filed an affidavit in the pending case.
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
259 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217