Email from the Society for Clinton Hill

This just in, in my inbox: FGA News: Official Public Hearing on Atlantic Yards, Wed May 23rd - the most important event in the Atlantic Yards battle to date

Well, Fort Greene, we can't duck this one. History is knocking at our door!

The Brooklyn Atlantic Yards Proposal is one of the largest developments ever proposed for New York City, the largest ever for Brooklyn, and it is located at our doorstep in Fort Greene. We have a responsibility to ourselves and our neighbors now and in the future to respond to the Empire State Development Corporation's Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the BAY proposal.

We MUST have a strong showing at the Official Public Hearing on August 23rd at New York City Technical College, 285 Jay Street, 4:30 to 8:30.

You do not need to be an expert to speak; this is about opinions from individuals who live in the community. Your personal response – limited to three minutes – is invited, and can be most effective if it is well prepared.

The Council for Brooklyn Neighborhoods has an EXCELLENT and EASY TO USE TOOLKIT. It contains a simple format for responding, as well as a more detailed version for those who can spend more time on this important task. The TOOLKIT also lists websites where you can find out information on the proposal. The categories range from land use/density, to shadows, neighborhood character, traffic, air quality, noise, etc. Go to Written comments can also be submitted until September 22, but the court of the press and public opinion will pay close attention to the quality and quantity of public response on August 23.

The Fort Greene Association has adamantly supported development over the railyards, but opposes this outsized, flawed project.

You can find much information and many links at