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“The ruling by the state Court of Appeals reinforces previous decisions supporting the numerous public benefits of the Atlantic Yards project — during these difficult economic times and into Brooklyn’s bright future — including the creation of affordable housing, solid union jobs and permanent employment opportunities for Brooklynites who need work,” Markowitz said Tuesday. “Today’s decision from our state’s highest court marks what amounts to the final step in the legal process to make it happen. Finally, we will bring a national professional sports team and a world-class facility back to our borough after 52 years! Brooklyn’s shovels are, and have been, ready. So, let’s pick them up and get to work!”
“The state court ruled in favor of the city because this is a project that the city really needs,” New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said today during a media briefing. “It gives us another great venue for the big events which define New York and for sports, which the public loves. And it’s also going to catalyze development in a part of Brooklyn that has been underused for an awful long time.”
How freakin great is this? Coney and Atlantic Yards developed concurrently. What a month this has been for Brooklyn Development!