Sunday, April 22, 2007

Atlantic Yards Demolition Protest: Monday, 8AM

Flatbush Footprint

The Atlantic Yards demolitions are on and so is the protest against them. Last week's protest against Forest City Ratner's demolition of buildings in the Altantic Yards footprint had been called off pending a judge's ruling on Friday. Well, Manhattan State Supreme Court Justice Joan Madden refused to issue a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) that would have blocked demolitions before the legal challenge to the state’s environmental review and approval of the project, as well as a motion for a preliminary injunction, can be heard in court on May 3rd.
And so, Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn will be protesting the demolition of four buildings that is scheduled to start tomorrow (Monday, 4/23) morning. The protest will be at 8am in front of 191 Flatbush Avenue between 5th Avenue and Dean Street in Brooklyn.

"Because of the irreparable harm these demolitions will bring, we call on Governor Spitzer, Mayor Bloomberg and other elected officials to use the ESDC’s funding leverage to halt the demolitions unless the project is proven to be feasible," said DDDB Legal Chair Candace Carponter.

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