Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004

Land grab goes to court       

Atlantic Yards: The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to settle a Connecticut land dispute case that could have major implications for Forest City Ratner’s proposed Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn. Comment

Ratner close to deal with state        

Atlantic Yards: Bruce Ratner and state and city agencies are close to signing a memorandum of understanding that would get the ball rolling on the developer’s proposed Atlantic Yards project, a Westchester daily newspaper reported this week. Comment

Ratner invites chosen few to draft agreement        

Atlantic Yards: For the past two months, community board leaders, Borough Hall staffers and members of select organizations have been attending closed-door meetings with developer Bruce Ratner to negotiate a contract that would guarantee certain benefits to the communities surrounding his Atlantic Yards site. Comment

Markowitz locks out anti-arena folks        

Atlantic Yards: Borough President Marty Markowitz invited leaders of a select few groups and elected officials to a closed-door meeting Wednesday to “participate in dialogue” about developer Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards project, leaving critics of the plan out in the cold. Comment

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