2016 Is Whenever

Rafael Cestero, deputy commissioner at the city Department of Housing Preservation and Development, is the first insider to say what some outsiders had already suspected: Forest City Ratner has made no commitment to complete the second phase of Atlantic Yards by any particular date, according to Norman Oder’s account of yesterday’s City Planning Commission meeting. So much for those hundreds of affordable apartments and seven acres of open space that the developer and Empire State Development Corporation advertise would come by 2016.

-Matthew Schuerman