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In Observer's ranking of p.r. firms, BerlinRosen drops, given some ethical clouds

The New York Observer's 50 most powerful public relations firms in America lists three that have worked with or still work on Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park.

They include DKC (at 3), SKD Knickerbocker (at 26), and Berlin Rosen, which is at 27 after last year being ranked at 4. From the text:
How plugged in is Berlin Rosen? Founder Jonathan Rosen is one of five outside “Agents of the City” on Mayor Bill de Blasio’s payroll. SVP Dan Levitan is chief spokesman for Hizzoner’s 2017 campaign. Eric Schneiderman’s PR guy, Andrew Friedman, joined the firm last year. Oh, and Berlin Rosen got subpoenaed as part of federal inquiries into de Blasio’s fundraising. BR’s still got boldface clients like Santiago Calatrava, the Ford Foundation, Forest City Ratner and UNICEF. But its legal woes, and the mayor’s well-publicized stumbles, have us wondering if the firm’s allegiances are working against it.
BerlinRosen is still going gangbusters for Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park. Which, occasionally, includes such strategies as "we need to isolate Norman and these groups."

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