The Brooklyn Papers weigh in this afternoon with an online exclusive roundup of the grassroots theater known as community boards, specifically the three simultaneous Brooklyn community board meetings last night about the Atlantic Yards development. Nearly 260 people attended, with Forest City Ratner VP Jim Stuckey making an appearance at all of three. Residents attending the CB2 and CB6 meetings?which cover nabes like Brooklyn Heights, Park Slope and Fort Greene?were almost all against Atlantic Yards. Residents at CB8?which covers lower-income parts of Prospect Heights and Brownsville?"were far more supportive." The next big public hearing on the project is scheduled for Aug. 23.
· A Tale of Three Community Boards [Brooklyn Papers]
· Community Calls Atlantic Yards "Mistake" and "Kafkaesque" [Gothamist]
· Community Board 8 Hearings: Old Arguments, New Warnings [AYR]