Opposed, Gently

Here is a letter from three Brooklyn Assembly members asking for changes in the design of the Atlantic Yards project, but stopping short of actually opposing it.

Assembly members James Brennan, Joan Millman and Annette Robinson said the venture should be scaled down, with guaranteed affordable housing and more extensive disclosure of the project’s finances.

“A delay of several months while concerns are incorporated into the Project will cause no harm to Atlantic Yards and major long-term benefits to the community.”

The letter was emailed out today by Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn and posted on the group’s website, although the moderate tone seems to be at odds with DDDB’s more absolutist opposition.

Is this a sign that the Atlantic Yards opposition is beginning to coalesce around an eventual compromise position? Or am I just reading too much into this?

– Azi Paybarah