Saturday, November 12, 2011

Some questions unanswered from the past week's Atlantic Yards-related news

Some questions unanswered from the past week's Atlantic Yards-related news:
  • Does Forest City Ratner have permission to install bollards at the Atlantic Yards arena site? I asked the Department of Transportation but haven't heard back.
  • Flood lights at the Vanderbilt Yard, supposed to go on at 6 am, were reported to go on at about 4:30 am. About this one I didn't ask, but wouldn't a proactive Empire State Development, the agency overseeing the project, want to set the record straight?
  • How much did the various parties spend on the last playground "funded in part" (but promoted in the main) by the Barclays Nets Community Alliance? I asked sponsor Out2Play but haven't heard back.
  • Here's a bonus: Representative Yvette Clarke issued a press release stating that she took "took Dr. Winslow Sargeant [of the federal Small Business Administration] on a tour throughout key sections of 11th Congressional District of New York such as Brownsville, Prospect Plaza and the Atlantic Yards/Nets Stadium site, which represent areas where small businesses thrive, are currently undergoing development and are in need of federal resources for its revitalization." What?

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