How to send your Atlantic Yards comments to the ESDC

ESDC Comment instructions from the Council of Brooklyn Neighborhoods have been posted. They detail how to respond to the  ESDC on Atlantic Yards – Please send your comments to Council of Brooklyn Neighborhoods ( and Serena Derryberry ( and by 5:30 PM, Wednesday, August 26, 2009.

Responding to the ESDC on Atlantic Yards

The pro-forma public hearings have come and gone, and we are now in a public comment period. It is vital that everyone in the community let the ESDC and the 3 Men in a Room (Governor Paterson, Assemblyman Sheldon Silver, and…some guy in the State Senate…) know that this is totally unacceptable!

Why Should I Comment?

Government only works when the Public is paying attention. Atlantic Yards has been designed to keep the Public out of the process. As a result, we’re looking at billions in subsidies and grants with no real public benefits on the horizon, all just to build an arena and blight the neighborhoods. Our money. Our neighborhoods.

How Do I Comment? Click here for more info:

ESDC Comment instructions – How to respond to the ESDC on Atlantic Yards – PDF version

ESDC Comment instructions – How to respond to the ESDC on Atlantic Yards – MS Word version

Also posted on the Resources Tab above.

Please remember to send your comments to Serena Derryberry ( and Council of Brooklyn Neighborhoods ( by 5:30 PM, Wednesday, August 26, 2009. Thank you!

DSBA Meeting This Monday

Monday, August 17th at 7:30-9:00

PLACE: 618 Dean Street Apt 1B
(btwn. Carlton and Vanderbilt)


Last Meeting Before End of Comment Period on Changes to Atlantic Yards

Atlantic Yards in 2009 is not the Atlantic Yards of 2006.  Discuss the differences and help us prepare comments.  What do we know?  What don’t we know? All written comments are due August 31st! Please attend this very important meeting to discuss the concrete things each of us can do for our community.


FGA & Brooklyn Community Meeting – August 6 – 7:30 pm

FGA and Brooklyn Community Meeting – August 6, 2009 7:30PM –
Irondale Center 85 South Oxford Street

If you weren’t able to attend the ESDC public hearing to testify, not to worry, a more powerful tool is right at your fingertips. Come and join the FGA and the Council of Brooklyn Neighborhoods for an instructional, how-to meeting on what will possibly be your last chance to respond to this ill conceived project.

To download and read the Modified General Project Plan (MGPP)

To see elements from the ESDC Hearing and DDDB Rally visit the Atlantic Yards Report

Stay tuned for further updates on what you can do to bring responsible development to Fort Greene.

More info:

Map of meeting location: