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Community Board 6 Overhaul
May 23rd, 2007

Nine members of Brooklyns Community Board 6 were not reappointed to another two-year term, apparently because they voted against the Atlantic Yards project.

Theoverhaul of the community board, which the blog Gowanus Lounge has dubbed the Atlantic Yards Massacre was carried out by Borough President Marty Markowitz and City Council Members David Yassky and Bill de Blasio.

The Atlantic Yards Report blog, written by Norman Oder, says there is irony in action. Many of the members, he says, are not flamethrowers, but “participated in numerous meetings of the Brooklyn Borough Board Atlantic Yards Committee, cordially raising some worthy questions.”

The Brownstonercalls the action”an embarrassment.”

Still, the New York Observer Real Estate blog says that “the blood-letting was not as great as some had expected or feared.”

By on May 23, 2007, 9:19 am
In category: Community Development,Land Use | 1 Comment »

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One Response to “Community Board 6 Overhaul”

  1. Gotham Gazette - The Wonkster » Blog Archive » Doing Ratner’s Bidding Says:
    June 22nd, 2007 at 1:12 pm

    [...] People in government cannot seem to help themselves when it comes to doing favors for Bruce Ratner, developer of Atlantic Yards — whether its ousting members of community boards who dont endorse the megaproject or upping the government subsidy for it. [...]

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