Dock Street Turns Council Inside Out

Letitia James is not generally known as a friend of the development community. Thus far, the Fort Greene lawmaker’s five and a half years in the City Council have been defined by unwavering opposition to the planned Atlantic Yards housing and arena mega-project.
But, on May 21, she was leading a rally and a press conference on the steps of City Hall with the sole purpose of calling for a development—a project that has an uncertain fate as it nears a Council vote.
“This is an issue about blocking the views of some, but, I believe, for the greater good,” she said, speaking to a handful of reporters before calling on a series of business owners, parents and other project supporters.