Forest City Ratner has announced that the Barclays Center will not be hosting LandlordsNY's upcoming property management symposium, following news of planned protests against the event's keynote speaker, Bruce Ratner. The tenant advocate groups who threatened the protests dispute the notion that Ratner is a "role model for landlords" and hope to draw attention to the fact that Forest City has yet to deliver its promised affordable housing, in accordance with the Atlantic Yards deal.
The event, which was scheduled to take place on February 11, has been cancelled. The symposium has not been cancelled outright; LandlordsNY is currently finalizing a change in venue. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. [TRD]