City Council committee approves request to State legislature for residential parking permits in New York City

On Wednesday, November 2, the New York City Council Committee on Federal and State Legislation passed a resolution for a “home rule message” to the New York State legislature for passage of bills S2325 and A4266 authorizing New York City to implement residential parking permits (RPP) in the five boroughs. RPP would give the City a powerful tool to reduce demand by Barclays Center patrons for local streets.

What ESDC must do now to make Atlantic Yards work for Brooklyn

Construction of the Barclays Center arena is moving ahead, but the completion of Phase I and all of Phase II of the Atlantic Yards project risks being significantly delayed. Sadly, the promises of jobs, economic vitality for the area, income for the City of New York, affordable housing, and open space all seem unlikely to be realized for decades, if not generations.

BrooklynSpeaks and Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn want successful development of the Atlantic Yards site. We want what the State and City want: the economic development, the jobs, and the public benefits that a healthy development can provide—not in the 25 years now understood by all as being likely, but within the next few years as needed.

Empire State Development Corporation and Forest City Ratner to fight court order to revisit 2009 Atlantic Yards Plan

BROOKLYN, September 13, 2011: Today, BrooklynSpeaks announced that the Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC) and Forest City Ratner Companies (FCRC) have served notice that the two plan to fight a July court decision ordering further environmental review of the Atlantic Yards project.

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