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Atlantic Yards Stalled

atlantic yards aerial 2L brooklyn urban planning new yorkThe Atlantic Yards development has been delayed again after a state appellate court did not dismiss the project opponents’ court challenge, says the New York Times.  While this derails Atlantic Yards developer Forest City Ratner’s recent pledge to break ground on the project this December, Crain’s New York Business reports that Barclays bank, which would pay for naming rights to the stadium, remains committed to the project when it proceeds.  Read more about MAS advocacy on Atlantic Yards here In other news, the new timetable for the World Trade Center site will be released by the Port Authority tomorrow – major delays are expected. (New York Observer) Kenny Greenberg, owner of Krypton Neon LLC in Long Island City is calling for the area’s rezoning as an artisinal manufacturing district (New York Daily News) Queens Plaza, the Atlantic Terminal of Queens, is due for a major makeover that will ease pedestrian access across roads and rail lines (Curbed). A consortium of business and land owners, local elected officials, and industry people, penned a letter to the City Council urging them to take this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to redevelop Willets Point and pass the proposed rezoning (New York Observer) Plans for Pier 40 have collapsed again (Crain’s New York Business) CUNY is building a LEED science center (New York Daily News)