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At Public Meeting, MAS Puts Forth Urban Planning Principles for Atlantic Yards

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Invited by several local politicians and community groups to the Hanson Place Central United Methodist Church, in Brooklyn, on June 15, the MAS laid out urban planning principles to which development on the Atlantic Yards site should adhere. MAS President Kent Barwick introduced the presentation, which was made by MAS Atlantic Yards Committee members Stuart Pertz and John West. City Council Member Letitia James, one of the evening’s hosts, and Eric McClure, representing community groups, opened the meeting.

Kent Barwick’s speech

MAS Atlantic Yards brochure

Presentation – Can It Work for Brooklyn?

Press Coverage

Group Calls for Major Changes in Atlantic Yards Plan – The New York Times

Atlantic Yards Project Violates Principles of Urban Planning – WNYC Radio

Bard of Brooklyn savages Gehry’s ‘wedding dress’ blocksThe Guardian (U.K.)

Atlantic Yards ‘doesn’t work’ – The Brooklyn Papers

Atlantic Yards Opponents Clash Over Building Plans – Courier-Life Publications

MAS says FCR’s current plan “won’t work” – Atlantic Yards Report

Brooklyn Searches for Community in Atlantic Yards – eOculus

Nerts to Nets – Field of Schemes

Atlantic Yards Lite? – Power Plays, a blog published by the Village Voice