BrooklynSpeaks principles

The BrooklynSpeaks sponsors believe that development at Atlantic Yards has followed a pattern of delay and failure that has kept Brooklyn from realizing needed public benefits that were promised more than seventeen years ago, like affordable housing and open space. The State of New York must no longer continue to agree to delays and better terms for Atlantic Yards’ developers in the hope that things will change. New Yorkers deserve a real plan that is fair, achievable, and that ensures billions of dollars of public investment will not be wasted. Such a plan must be agreed upon before developers are given more rights under the existing project agreement, and before the project’s existing deadlines are extended.

A new plan for Atlantic Yards should reflect these principles: