Although the papers didn’t do much coverage of Saturday’s rally to protest the increasingly precarious Atlantic Yards project, there are plenty of accounts and photos of the event on the web.
No Land Grab has a round-up.
Atlantic Yards Report has a great post with photos.
Develop Don’t Destrop Brooklyn has video.
Councilmember Letitia James summarized the goal of the protest when she spoke to the crowd:
“I remain steadfast in my opposition to Atlantic Yards. The project has definitively proven itself to be a classic bait and switch. For this reason, the demolitions need to stop, the subsidies need to stop and eminent domain must be taken off the table. It’s time to stop blighting my district. I’m calling on Gov. Paterson to put a halt to the project. Then, my city and state colleagues and I, along with the Governor, can start over with a new plan to develop the rail yards that works for the people of Brooklyn.”
Meanwhile, the project’s developer, Bruce Ratner, now says that the project will not be completed for another decade.