Community relations for ESD’s real estate development projects, including Atlantic Yards, HCDC initiatives, large development projects and state asset development.
Assist with the execution of ESD’s legislative agenda, interfacing with both the Administration and State Legislative Branches on behalf of the Agency and liaison to NYC Community Boards.
This watchdog blog, by journalist Norman Oder, offers analysis, commentary, and reportage about the $4.9B project to build the Barclays Center arena and 15-16 towers at a crucial site in Brooklyn. Dubbed Atlantic Yards by developer Forest City Ratner in 2003, it was rebranded Pacific Park Brooklyn in 2014 after the Chinese government-owned Greenland Group bought a 70% stake going forward. As of 2018, after the arena and four towers were built, Greenland will own 95% of future construction.