Atlantic Yards Opponents to Rally at City Hall

Opponents of the Atlantic Yards project are tossing down a loud gauntlet on Monday afternoon. They will gather at City Hall at 1 p.m. to urge the state Public Authorities Control Board to refrain from voting on the project at its next meeting this Wednesday.

The board could end up having the final say on what’s become one of the most controversial real estate projects in recent New York City history.

The opponents rallying at City Hall want the authorities control board “to vigorously scrutinize the financial details of Forest City Ratner’s Atlantic Yards project before voting on it.” And they also want Eliot Spitzer in the governor’s mansion before the board votes.

UPDATE: Crain’s reports in its print edition this week that, “Spitzer’s top development officials will decide early this week whether to seek a delay in a crucial vote on the Atlantic Yards project. The development is scheduled for a vote on Wednesday before the Public Authorities Control Board, but could be put off at the request of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, an ally of Mr. Spitzer.”

- Tom Acitelli