CB’s: We Did Nothing

Community Boards 2, 6 and 8 said they played a very limited role in fashioning the community benefits agreement for the Atlantic Yards basketball arena and complex, according to blogger Norman Oder. The developer, Forest City Ratner, had advertised the community boards’ involvement in brochures and e-mails as a way to enhance the agreement’s legitimacy by claiming that the community boards were advisors.

-Matthew Schuerman

UPDATE: Here’s the letter (PDF).