Posted by Narodno on August 9, 2012, 2:32 am, in reply to "TWO CENTS WORTH"
Here's whats so important:Contact:Forest City Ratner CompaniesLupe9 Todd212.981.5241 / 917.202.0116NEWS ADVISORY â€“FOR PLANNING PURPOSESBROOKLYN ATLANTIC YARDS DEVELOPER â€“ FUTURE HOME OF THE NETS â€“ TO SIGN FIRST NYC COMMUNITY BENEFITS AGREEMENT WITH COMMUNITY ORGNAIZATIONS AND ADVOCATES(Brooklyn, NY) â€“ June 24, 2005 â€“ Bruce Ratner, CEO and President of Forest City Ratner, the deveolper of the Atlantic Yards project at the intersection of Atlantic and Flatbush Avenues in Brooklyn, will sign the first NYC Community Benefits Agreement Monday, June 27 at 11:00 at a press conference at Fulton Landing in Brooklyn.(my note: And now introducing the Community)Also signing the agreement are the following organizations ACORN (Bertha Lewis), Downtown Brooklyn Neighborhood Alliance (Reverend Herbert Daughtry), BUILD (James Caldwell), All Faith Council of Brooklyn (Reverend Walter J. Morris and Rev. Orlando Findlayter), First Atlantic Terminal Housing (Delia Hunley-Adossa), New York State Association of Minority Contractors (Len Britton and Monica Foster), and Public Housing Communities (Charlene Nimmons).Elected officials and others are also expected to attend the signing.The CBA, which will be legally binding, outlines the benefits of the development, including affordable housing, local jobs, jobs training, small business and minority and women owned business programs, use of the facilities, etcWHAT:Signing of first NYC Community Benefits Agreement for Brooklyn Atlantic Yards projectWHO:Forest City Ratner and Community Organizations (see above)WHEN:Monday June 27, 2005 at 11:00 a.m.WHERE:Fulton Landing in Brooklyn(Directions: By subway, Take A or C train to High Street/ Brooklyn Bridge and thenwalk to the East River. By car (from Manhattan) take the Brooklyn Bridge and take thefirst exit. Stay to your right and go down Cadman Plaza West and follow to theEast River. From Brooklyn, you also take Cadman Plaza West and go down to the EastRiver.)###