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Five years ago... there was a big public hearing--some retrospectives, and a new video

During an 88-degree day, on 8/23/06, thousands of Brooklynites tried to attend the first hearing on the Atlantic Yards Draft Environmental Impact Statement. Many were turned away from the Klitgord Auditorium, capacity 900.

I wrote about it the next day--that was before laptops and YouTube, so the coverage was lengthy, but less comprehensive than it could have been. Here's my coverage of that epic hearing:

AY supporters out in force at epic hearing, but opponents go the distance

Here's some video, from Freddy's Brooklyn Roundhouse.

And I looked at some mini-episodes two years later (and, at bottom, turn one of them into a new video):

At the DEIS hearing, "an affront to common sense" on adaptive reuse

From the DEIS hearing: unheeded wisdom regarding the economic claims

From the DEIS hearing: "Daniel Ratner" and the Legion of Doom

As de Blasio stresses AY support, he claims CBA, not government, would guarantee the affordable housing

From absurdism to farce: the community forums conclude with "What for?"

To Lew Fidler, AY would replace an "old Buick"

"I've been here since 2:00": echoes of Beckett at DEIS hearing

At the DEIS hearing, invocations of Brooklyn street cred

"We talk about people and we talk about children": Carl Kruger's "Brooklyn" aria

Onward with Team Golden? AY supporter caught in self dealing

Three minutes? Transcript shows how DEIS hearing quickly went off track

Overstatements from the DEIS hearing: land acquisition, legal challenge, new high schools, housing

Beckett at the DEIS Hearing
by: AYreport