IMPORTANT ATLANTIC YARDS INFO AND DATES…

To submit public input:

If you have time to make a written statement, please let us know.  We are working as a group so that our concerns are expressed clearly and completely.  It is essential you give us copies of your input! Email: pkrashes@earthlink.net

Email: atlanticyards@empire.state.ny.us

Mailing address:

ESDC

Attention: Steve Matlin, Senior Counsel

633 Third Avenue, 37th Floor

New York, NY 10017

Our block association is coordinating submissions to maximize effectiveness.  Please consult with us.  If submitting via email, please indicate in subject line: “Public Comment for Atlantic Yards MGPP.” Deadline for all submission for comments is August 31, 2009 at 5:30pm.

IMPORTANT MEETINGS:

1).  Atlantic Yards Community Forum

TIME:  July 22nd from 6:00 –9:00

PLACE:  Long Island University’s Zeckendorf Health Sciences Center, Room 107  (enter Dekalb Avenue, off Flatbush Avenue).

Please join Brooklyn Community Boards 2, 6 & 8 at an Informational Meeting to hear an updated presentation on proposed modifications to the Atlantic Yards Development General Project Plan. At this meeting proposed modifications to the plan will be presented by representatives for the New York State Empire Development Corporation and Forest City Ratner Companies. Following the presentation there will be an opportunity for questions (to be submitted in writing) and answers.

2).

The two scheduled Atlantic Yards hearings are as follows:

TIME:  July 29th, 2-5 PM and 6-8 PM

&

July 30th  2-5 PM and 6-8 PM

PLACE:   Klitgord Auditorium at New York city Technical College

(285 Jay Street near Tillary)  (A/C to Jay Street, 2/3 to Borough Hall)

These hearings are to accept comments on the modifications to the general project plans.

Written comments will receive equal consideration to testimony received at the hearing, and can be submitted via email or U.S. mail.

The ESDC has just posted protocols on their website for the hearings.  Talks will be three minutes and the mike will be turned off for ANYONE who goes over.  Speakers will be alternated between pro and con.  Sign up will start one hour before each session.  Any attendee who disrupts the hearing will be escorted off the premises.  http://www.empire.state.ny.us/pdf/AtlanticYards/HearingProtocol.pdf

In addition, if you have time to make a written statement PLEASE let us know.  We are working as a group so that our concerns are expressed clearly and completely.  IT IS ESSENTIAL YOU GIVE US COPIES OF YOUR INPUT! Email: pkrashes@earthlink.net

Please note a demonstration against the project has been arranged by DDDB on July 29th at 1PM outside the auditorium.

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