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Next Atlantic Yards Quality of Life Committee meeting: May 7

I can't say that the mention in this blog this morning started the process, but after asking publicly about the next Atlantic Yards Quality of Life Committee meeting, I later got a group message from Derek Lynch of Empire State Development, the state agency overseeing Atlantic Yards, announcing that the meeting would be May 7.

That marks a three-month gap, rather than the previously committed bimonthly schedule.

The message
To members of the Atlantic Yards Quality of Life Committee,
The next Quality of Life Committee meeting will be held on:
Tuesday, May 7th, 2013
@ 6:30pm
YWCA Community Room
30 3rd Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11217 
This meeting is a forum for representatives from the community and civic groups to engage Empire State Development, Forest City Ratner Companies and Barclays Center operators regarding issues affecting the quality of life for residents and businesses in close proximity to the arena.
Please remember to designate only 1 representative from your organization to directly participate and RSVP that individual’s name and contact information to me, Derek Lynch, at
In addition, please email me items that you would like to see discussed at the next meeting by Friday, May 3rd.
What should be on the agenda? Surely more discussion of vehicles parking and idling on streets near the arena, but also other issues, such as episodes of bass leaking from the arena. And likely there will be some discussion of the potential impact of a proposed Business Improvement District.

The meeting is open to the public and press for observation but those participating must be designated from invited groups.