New York City Mayoral candidate C. Virginia Fields just came out in favor of Forest City Ratner’s bid on the Atlantic Yards. Perhaps she’s hoping for a donation to her rapidly dwindling war chest? (Mike looks nearly unstoppable with his $23 million; Ms. Fields has a paltry $1.7 million.)
Here’s her press release:
“The Atlantic Yards Project will create thousands of units of desperately needed affordable and market-rate housing and bring new jobs to the area. I am impressed with the developer’s agreement to set aside half of the apartments for middle and low income New Yorkers. The Community Benefits Agreement ensures the needs and concerns of local residents and business operators will be treated with consideration. I also applaud the commitment Forest City Ratner Companies has made to minority and women owned businesses regarding this project.
“The arena will be a much-needed amenity for the community, providing a place for amateur athletics, graduation ceremonies and other events, commercial and non-commercial.”
– Matthew Grace