Tuesday, October 16, 6:30 pm
Community Room. Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street
(The District Service Cabinet, held during business hours to accommodate the representatives of multiple public agencies and officials, did not allow for public participation.)
This committee will also feature participation by elected officials (or their representatives), Empire State Development, and Forest City Ratner.
In order to keep the meeting size manageable, participation in the committee is by invitation only. While the invitation was sent to a range of community stakeholders, it's unclear who will participate.
The meeting is open to the public. It's unclear how often the committee will meet.
Update: I'm told by Borough Hall the rules banning video/photos from the Atlantic Yards District Service Cabinet will be maintained. It's not an "open meeting" as defined under state law. And filming was banned to "prevent disruptions."
WNYC reports today, in Local Businesses Assess Impact of Barclays Arena:
Devotees of Barbra Streisand seem to like falafel. Jay-Z heads generally eat and drink late into the night. Neither seem to have much interest in cupcakes or whimsical, irreverent Brooklyn-themed T-shirts, according to a recent survey of local businesses in the area.Come back in a year and see who's still there.
CBS reports, in Business Leaders Boast About Renaissance In Brooklyn, quoting Forest City Ratner executive MaryAnne Gilmartin on the arena:
“It will be catalytic to Flatbush Avenue. It will be catalytic to B2B opportunities – business to business,” Gilmartin said.