Atlantic Railyards Petition
Bill de Blasio, David Yassky, Joan Millman, Jim Brennan, Carl Andrews, Marty Markowitz:
The proposed Atlantic Yards arena and high-rise project would be the largest
real-estate development in Brooklyn in 25 years, and would have tremendous
consequences for our neighborhoods.
We're being asked to pay for it through hundreds of millions of dollars in
public subsidies, yet we are being given no voice in how this project might
We, your constituents, demand that you call for greater community input in the
Atlantic railyards development process. As our elected representative, we
expect you to work to:
- Protect neighborhood quality of life
- Ensure competitive bidding for the MTA's railyards
- Explore alternative proposals, including the UNITY plan and the siting of an
arena in Coney Island
Our community demands appropriate development for the Atlantic railyards,
and we demand a meaningful role in our neighborhood's future!