Thursday, November 23, 2006

Catching Up with the Council of Brooklyn Neighborhoods

What better day than Thanksgiving to check in on the Council of Brooklyn Neighborhoods, the organization chosen by the state and city to coordinate community response to the Atlantic Yards Draft Environmental Impact Statement?

The group will be hosting a Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Gridlock! event tomorrow (11/24) to mark Black Friday at the always-fun intersection of Flatbush, Atlantic and 4th Avenues. Volunteers will be holding up signs, handing out literature and helping pedestrians get across the street. It's all being done to highlight their conclusion that gridlock will be the order of the day at the already traffic-clogged intersection if the Atlantic Yards development goes forward. It's supposed to start at 2PM and run until 3PM. Give them a wave if you're, um, stuck in traffic at Flatbush and Atlantic.

Also, CBN will be holding a Public Information Forum about the Atlantic Yards Environmental Impact Statement on Thursday, November 30th. The meeting will happen at 7:30 at 85 South Oxford Avenue in the Lafayette Presbyterian Church.

Finally, CBN has sent a letter to the members of the Public Authorities Control Board, the State body that has a final say on Atlantic Yards, "calling on it to urge the Empire State Development Corporation to perform a thorough public analysis of any potential terrorism issues in regard to Atlantic Yards."

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