BP MARKOWITZ STATEMENT ON STATUS OF ATLANTIC YARDS PROJECT
“I am disappointed by the recent New York State Appellate Division denial of the motion to dismiss the eminent domain suit filed by opponents of Atlantic Yards.
I truly believe that in the current economy, Brooklyn needs the kind of investment that Atlantic Yards will bring—the union jobs and affordable housing it will create. Projects like this one are catalysts for job creation and growth, and Atlantic Yards is a very important part of the effort to help Downtown Brooklyn, which is so well-served by public transit, become the kind of live-work hub and center of cultural life that our borough of 2.5 million has long deserved.
Though it’s certainly unfortunate that it now faces a delay during a time when our borough needs good jobs and housing more urgently than ever, I remain optimistic that Atlantic Yards will be built and that it will indeed be a strong economic engine for Brooklyn and New York City far into the future.”
—Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz