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From City & State's Power 100, The most influential Black individuals in New York politics, several with Atlantic Yards history

In City & State's recent The Power of Diversity: Black 100, subtitled "The most influential Black individuals in New York politics," there were, of course, several people with Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park ties. (The Black 100 list was "created in partnership with Stephon Johnson of the New York Amsterdam News.")

Of course, given that the prime controversies were more than a decade ago, and these notables have many other things on their resumes, Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park is not part of the mentions.

At #3. after state legislative leaders Carl Heastie and Andrea Stewart-Cousins, came Attorney General Letitia James and then Hakeem Jeffries, Chair, House Democratic Caucus, both cited for work in the national spotlight, not, of course, as local legislators where they were not quite in sync on Atlantic Yards, with James an opponent and Jeffries closer to the fence.

At #5 is Brooklyn Borough President, and mayoral candidate Eric Adams, mostly a project supporter. At #9 is Al Sharpton, Founder and President, National Action Network, an Atlantic Yards booster.

At #17, Rep. Yvette Clarke, who (quietly) supports Atlantic Yards, and at #27 is Laurie Cumbo, Majority Leader, New York City Council, who has generally supported the project.

Other players include, at #21, Errol Louis, Host, “Inside City Hall”, NY1, who as a columnist for the Daily News and Our Time Press backed the project; at #67, Clinton Miller, Pastor, Brown Memorial Baptist Church in Clinton Hill, who was wary of Atlantic Yards but recently backed the Industry City rezoning; and #77, Bertha Lewis, Founder and President, The Black Institute, who was an original signatory of the Atlantic Yards Community Benefits Agreement, though has been more distant of late.

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