BrooklynPapers.com : It was neither the best of times, nor the worst of times, but three community boards surrounding Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards mega-development held hastily scheduled, little-publicized and legally irrelevant public hearings last night (Thursday, Aug. 3) to give residents a chance to vent. Little was said that wasn’t said before, but racial and class schisms were reopened. Residents of Boards 2 and 6, which cover tony areas such as Brooklyn Heights, Park Slope and Fort Greene, were almost entirely against the project. Residents of Board 8, which covers a much-less-well-off area extending from Prospect Heights to Brownsville, were far more supportive of the project. Virtually all people who spoke in favor of the project were black. Virtually all who spoke against it were white. In the style of The Brooklyn Papers’ triple-threat Brooklyn Cyclones coverage, we now offer a menage-a-transcript from last night’s event. (pretty chart here)
BrooklynPapers Recaps CB Meetings
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