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Next Quality of Life meeting postponed; with work resumed/pending and a perplexing new filing, a need for transparency remains

In case you're wondering, the scheduled 5/12/20 Atlantic Yards Quality of Life meeting has been postponed to an unspecified time, according to a notice on the web site for the Atlantic Yards Community Development Corporation (AY CDC).


It's understandable that regular public gatherings can't be held during the coronavirus crisis.

Then again, these meetings are supposed to be bi-monthly, and offer important transparency on the project, including responses to questions submitted by concerned neighbors.

So Empire State Development, the parent of the AY CDC and the sponsor of the Quality of Life meetings, should figure out some way to approximate such meetings, whether via teleconference or online.

Questions pending

If construction at the B4 and B15 sites has resumed, there are natural questions about how the timetable, personnel configuration, and projected working hours may have changed.

Similarly, there are natural questions about whether there are still plans to start construction at the B12 and B13 sites in June or July--a timetable that has slipped--and when work on the first phase of the Vanderbilt Yard platform will start.

And last week, we learned the perplexing news, with no comment from the developer, that permits for the B5 tower were filed, despite the need to coordinate with, and depend on, an associated platform, which hasn't started.

We also could use an update on plans to fix the oft-faulty elevator at the Barclays Center plaza.

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