Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Post: Atlantic Yards booster Joe Chan to leave Downtown Brooklyn Partnership for ESDC

Rich Calder breaks some news in the New York Post's Brooklyn Blog, Downtown Brooklyn economic development czar stepping down for state job:
The head of the development corporation created by Mayor Bloomberg to spur economic development in Downtown Brooklyn is leaving for a top-ranking job at the Empire State Development Corp., sources said today.

Joe Chan, president of the public-private Downtown Brooklyn Partnership since its inception in 2006, had been making $220,000 annually but recently took a pay cut to slightly below $180,000 to reflect the current economic downtown, sources said.
Assuming Chan will have a top job under CEO Kenneth Adams, that would make two Atlantic Yards-supporting Brooklynites at the top of the agency overseeing Atlantic Yards.

The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, presumably influenced by Mayor Mike Bloomberg and member Forest City Ratner, has been a reliable cheerleader for Atlantic Yards, and once was (and perhaps still is) under investigation by the state Attorney General's office for improper lobbying.

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