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Atlantic Yards Alternative Unveiled

September 25, 2007

A group of prominent opponents to Forest City Ratner’s Atlantic Yards development unveiled an alternative plan yesterday.  As summarized in the Brooklyn Eagle, my favorite three elements are as follows:

[1] It would be lower-rise than Atlantic Yards (the tallest building would rise 400 feet), and it would [2] confine itself to the area directly over the Long Island Railroad’s Vanderbilt Railyards [sic].

[3] It also would open up new streets to connect Prospect Heights to Fort Greene, rather than de-mapping some local streets as the Atlantic Yards plan would.

A scale model of the “Unity Plan” is currently on display at the Soapbox Gallery, at 636 Dean Street in Prospect Heights.

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