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From City & State: Top 50 NYC Lobbyists 2021 of course contain Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park connections

City & State recently published The Top 50 NYC Lobbyists 2021, which ranks them by 2020 lobbying compensation figures compiled by the Office of the New York City Clerk.

Guess what, the busiest firm is Kasirer, which earned $14.1 million last year for industries including "nonprofit, real estate, hospitality, technology, health care."

And one component, unsurprisingly, was $48,000, or $4,000 a month, from Pacific Park Development, LLC, focusing on the under-construction B4 tower, 18 Sixth Avenue, and a similar sum--$48,000, or $4,000 a month--from the affiliated Atlantic Yards Venture, focusing on the stalled (but hardly abandoned) plan for Site 5.

Those lobbied included City Council members Laurie Cumbo, Brad Lander, and Steve Levin; Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams; and Department of City Planning head Marisa Lago. That's what was reported to the city, but, as shown in the screenshot, also key is "Engaging with the Governor's office on issues, initiatives, and negotiations as needed."

Here's the 2020 retainer letter, which renews the B4 agreement from January 2019, and here's the 2021 extension

Here's the 2020 retainer letter, which renews the Site 5 agreement from January 2019, and here's the 2021 extension

Also note that the firm listed #9, the law firm Fried, Frank, has long lobbied for the project, but hasn't billed Atlantic Yards Venture since 2019, according to the city database, 



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