Monday, October 15, 2007

DDDB Holds Walkathon, Calls for State Hearings on Arena Security Concerns

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[Photos courtesy of Jonathan Barkey/PBase]

DDDB held its fourth annual fundraising Walkathon yesterday. This year's edition took place in Prospect Heights and included a pre-walk press conference in which organizers and neighborhood leaders called on the state to hold hearings on security and terrorism threats to the the planned arena in light of information about the vulnerability of Newark's planned new area. "The terror risk for Forest City Ratner’s (FCR) planned Atlantic Yards project in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn is potentially far greater than that faced by the Newark arena," says DDDB spokesman Daniel Goldstein. "There is no reason that Brooklyn should play catch-up sometime down the road. The time for a review of the impacts of a terrorist threat against Atlantic Yards and a state hearing on the issue is now." A large number of photos of the press conference, walkathon and entertainment at Freddy's Bar, are available here, via photographer Jonathan Barkey. No Land Grab has a full set of photos here. Atlantic Yards Report has a detailed examination of the terrorism issue.

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