[New mayor Bill] de Blasio was no knee-jerk anti-development advocate, but more of a pragmatist. He voted for Forest City Ratner's Atlantic Yards proposal and several major up-zonings.No, actually, de Blasio--neither as Council Member nor as Public Advocate--didn't vote for Atlantic Yards. He supported it, but he didn't vote for it. Because the city agreed to let the state override zoning and the city's land use review process.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Atlantic Yards down the memory hole: de Blasio said to have "voted" for project (but state's in charge)
From Steve Cuozzo in the New York Post NYC development surge to continue under de Blasio: