Brooklynmania Clocks in at 229 Pages

Details, details, details! The Council of Brooklyn Neighborhoods, a quasi-opposition group, handed in its response to the draft environmental impact statement for Atlantic Yards. At 229 pages, submitted at about 1 p.m., came in earlier and shorter than imagined. The gist: “The DEIS too often reads like a promotional piece for the project as proposed.” Why is it important: the impact statement is supposed to guide the Empire State Development Corporation in its decision to approve or disapprove the project. Why is it not important: the E.S.D.C. chairman, Charles Gargano, has already said the 22-acre mega-project is just fine the way it is.

Matthew Schuerman

Brooklynmania Clocks in at 229 Pages