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Anti-Atlantic Yards Rally: Thousands Brave Blazing Sun

Exactly how many people showed at yesterday's Grand Army Plaza "Rally Against Ratner" depends on who is doing the counting. The 2,000-4,000 people who braved the heat heard about the residential-commercial-arena Atlantic Yards project from actor Steve Buscemi, actress Rosie Perez, Ratner "Poster Girl" turned anti-Yards activist T. Sarah Meer, Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn's Daniel Goldstein, Council Members Charles Barron, Letitia James and Tony Avella, and a host of others. More Curbed photos after the jump.
· Crowd Gathers to Protest Size of AY Plan [NYT]
· B'klyn Stars Come Out to Rip Ratner [NYPost]
· No Massive Rally Turnout, but Progress [AYR]
· Blogosphere Coverage of the Rally [No Land Grab]


Ratner "Poster Girl" T. Sahara Meer.


City Council Member Letitia James.


The crowd of 2,000-4,000.


A protesting horse.