Atlantic Yards Forum Frenzy

atlantic Atlantic Yards Forum Frenzy

Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn has just sent out the word on two forums tonight. Whether you want to call it Atlantic Yards or “Atlantic Yards,” you can do a bit of forum-hopping around Brooklyn tonight.

The full release is after the jump.

Twofer Thursday
One Forum on Ratner’s “Atlantic Yards”
One Forum on Brooklyn’s Sewage Crisis, Including the Impact of “Atlantic Yards” on that Crisis
TONIGHT:
Atlantic Yards: The Community Impact-A Free Forum
Thursday, April 27, 2006. 7 – 9 PM

First Unitarian Congregational Society
A UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION
50 Monroe Place, Pierrepont St between Clinton & Monroe, Brooklyn Heights [Map]

This forum hopes to present both sides of the issue. However, with one exception, the invited proponents declined to participate.

Panelists:

– Reverend Dennis Dillon, Publisher, The NY Christian Times & CEM of the Brooklyn Christian Center;
– Daniel Goldstein, Spokesperson, Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn (DDDB);
– Brian Ketcham, P.E., Executive Director, Community Consulting Services, Inc.
– Bob Law, Community Activist;
– James Vogel, Council of Brooklyn Neighborhoods;
– (tentatively) Reverend Herbert Daughtry, Pastor, The House of the Lord Church on Atlantic Avenue, (depending on rearrangement of Rev. Daughtry’s schedule).

Reception to follow
Sponsored by The Weaving the Fabric of Diversity Committee

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TONIGHT: Gowanus Canal Combined Sewage Outfalls (CSO) Public Forum

Thursday, April 27 6:00 pm
YWCA, 30 3rd Avenue (between Atlantic Avenue/State Street), 1st floor [Map]

Combined Sewer Overflow does not sound like an issue that brings neighborhoods together, but everyone in Central Brooklyn has had (or knows someone who has) brown water backing up through their plumbing when it rains.

State Senator Velmanette Montgomery, Brooklyn Community Board 6 and local elected officials are co-sponsoring a Public Forum on Combined Sewage Outfalls (CSO’s) flowing into the Gowanus Canal.

Representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and the City’s Department of Environmental Protection will be on hand to report on their efforts to improve the environmental condition of the Gowanus Canal and answer questions from the public. The implications of Ratner’s “Atlantic Yards” proposal will be discussed.

Also participating will be representatives for Friends and Residents of the Greater Gowanus (FROGG), Gowanus Canal Community Development Corporation (GCCDC), UPROSE and Urban Divers.