March 9 , 2005
Develop Don’t Destroy Calls on Democratic Mayoral Candidates To Oppose Bruce Ratner’s Taxpayer-Subsidized Sweetheart Deal

Open Letter Demands that Candidates Treat Brooklyn Like the West Side

March 4 , 2005
Bloomberg, Pataki Declare War on Brooklynites and Taxpayers
MoU Will be DOA Once Public Learns What a Bad Deal Ratner's Plan Is

December 6 , 2004
Develop Don't Destroy Attorneys File Brief with US Supreme Court

High CourtÍs Decision Could Kill Bruce RatnerÍs Nets Arena/High-rise Proposal

November 30, 2004
Brooklyn Community Boards 2, 6 and 8 Host Pep Rally for Forest City Ratner
Community Members are Left Out in the Cold While FCR Supporters Get VIP Treatment Ratner

November 18 , 2004
Ratner "Community Benefits Agreement" (CBA) is DOA
And Brooklyn Community Board Chairs Helped Kill It
DDDB and Community Board Members Slam –New Low" in Community Participation, and CB Conflict of Interest

November 4 , 2004
Bruce Ratner's Greed Kills Lower Manhattan Deal Pace Univ. Withdraws After Developer Breaks His Promise
"What a Shock!" Says Develop Don't Destroy "Would He Do That to Brooklyn!????"

October 7 , 2004
Brooklyn Minister and –Caring" Bruce Ratner to Pursue –Community Benefits Agreement"
Ratner Trying to Divide Community Over Who Gets Crumb from His Table

August 26, 2004
DDDb Files Official Complaint with NYC Conflicts of Interest Board Demands City Planning Commissioner Dolly Williams divest interest in Ratner development plan or face legal consequences.

August 24, 2004
Leading Elected Officials, Olympic Expert Brian Hatch and DDDB Blast "Land Grab Wrapped in Olympic Rings"
DDDB unveils watchdog report exposingfatal flaws, false claims in NYC2012 bid .

August 23, 2004
Ratner Arena Victims Unveil Message to International Olympic Committee President: ŔPlease Donˇt Destroy Our Homes".

August 16, 2004
Guess Who's Coming to Brooklyn with Bruce Ratner?
Tyco Crook Dennis Kozlowski, City Planning Insider Dolly Williams
What other dirty secrets are hidden inside Nets shadow syndicate?.

August 12, 2004
Tish James, DDDB Challenge NYC to ŔGet in the Game" after NBA Stiffs Community, Approves Nets Sale to Ratner
Unveils ŔSafety Nets Plan" to promote real public oversight and demand real public accountability in arena deal.

August 5, 2004
14 Organizations Join DDDB’s Call for Passage of Albany Legislation
Bill Would Require City Review of Ratner’s Nets Arena Plan
Diverse Communities United in Demanding ULURP Review for 17 High-Rise Megadevelopment.

August 3, 2004
The Unraveling of Ratner's Bogus Nets Bid, Part V
Major Investor Pullout is Latest Sign That Deceptive Developer's Support is Tanking .

August 3, 2004
Michigan State Supreme Court Rules Against Eminent Domain Abuse / Landmark Decision Is A Wake Up Call to Other States' Courts

Ruling Bolsters Argument That Bruce Ratner's Nets Arena Complex Proposal Does Not Meet The 'Public Use' Requirement for Eminent Domain.

August 2, 2004
Bruce Ratner Cries Wolf Again... Fourth Announcement of NBA Approval Is Not Followed by Vote on the Nets.
Fans and Community: "Whoˇs Calling the Shots Here?" DDDB: "Only Ratnerˇs Shadow Syndicate Knows!".

July 30, 2004
Straphangers to Provide Huge Subsidies for Bruce Ratnerˇs Nets Arena Complex?
New York Riders Will Get Railroaded Unless MTA Demands Top Market Price .

July 26, 2004
DDDB Questions Objectivity of Daily Newsˇs Coverage of New Ratner Mall in Brooklyn.
Draws link between Ratner ad supplement Sunday and puff piece column the same day.

July 21, 2004
City Council Members Charles Barron and Christine Quinn Join Tish Jamesˇs Call for Nets Arena Complex Oversight
: Warn Against ŔFronting" by Developers.

July 15, 2004
Nets Fire Sale Begins: Taxpayers to be Burned Next.

July 14, 2004
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Calls for ULURP Process for Javits Expansion and West Side Stadium.
DDDB Demands ULURP Equity for Brooklyn.

July 8, 2004
City Councilmember Letitia James Urges Bloomberg and Miller to Launch Formal Economic Review of Nets Arena Development.

June 28, 2004
Independent Economic Analysis of Ratner Nets Arena Plan Shows Project Will Lose $500 Million in Public Funds. DDDB Releases Study to Debunk Ratnerˇs Bogus Claims and Warn Potential Investors and Taxpayers that the Project Would be a "Sucking Sinkhole"

June 19, 2004
Develop Don't Destroy Rally Draws 3,000 Community Members.
Opposition to Ratner Plan Grows, 40 Groups Join Community Coalition

June 16, 2004
Develop Don't Destroy condemns order mandating residents support Nets arena.

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MTA Letter to Forest City Ratner

Develop-Don't Destroy Brooklyn is advocating to bring greater transparency, government accountability and community involvement to the development of the Atlantic Yards area in Brooklyn. We challenge Bruce Ratner's proposed Nets Arena and 17 Highrise development plan for the area.
What is Ratner proposing?

People in Brooklyn may want the Nets, but no one wants a secret, taxpayer- subsidized sweetheart deal forced on Brooklyn’s communities. We want a development plan that's good for Brooklyn, not simply good for Mr. Ratner and his friends.
What's wrong with Ratner's proposal?

Develop-Don’t Destroy Brooklyn leads a broad-based community coalition fighting for development that will unite our communities instead of dividing and destroying them.
DDDb's list of achievements.

Wednesday, March 16, 12pm. Forest City-Atlantic Yards Informational Luncheon. Gargiulo's Restaurant 2911-15 West 15th Street, Coney Island. POSTPONED.POSTPONED.

The Chamber of Commerce event is billed as "A presentation to formally introduce the Atlantic Yards project to businesses in the outer parts of the borough.  The presentation will cover how the project will benefit all Brooklyn businesses."

Come, let them know the reality and have some good food.

Chamber Members and Non Chambers Members Free.  Contact: Yuk Ling Lo 718-875-1000 ext. 116. More info.

Wednesday, March 16, 7:30pm. Thy Neighbor's House: A Forum on Inclusionary Zoning and Affordable Housing in New York City.
Old First Reformed Church
126 Seventh Avenue (@ Carroll Street) Park Slope, Brooklyn.
Good zoning laws can preserve housing for poor and middle-income people. We want to maintain the economic and cultural diversity of our neighborhoods. What's the way forward? Is there hope? How can we do this?

Featuring Brad Lander, Director, Pratt Institute Center for Community & Environmental Development (PICCED) and David Yassky, New York City Council Member, 33rd District

Sponsored by the Social Action Committee of Old First Reformed Church, the Fifth Avenue Committee and Park Slope Neighbors. .

Thursday, March 17, 7pm. CENTRAL BROOKLYN INDEPENDENT DEMOCRATS: Candidate Forum. Park Slope United Methodist Church, 6th Ave. & 8th Street in the basement (enter through the garden gate on 6th Ave). Candidate Forum
Invited candidates:
-- Gifford Miller, candidate for Mayor

-- Norman Siegel, candidate for Public Advocate

The public is welcome to monthly Club meetings. Refreshments will be served. More info.

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Yup, that's Ratner's plan for residential Brooklyn. (pdf file)

The UNTY Development Plan initiated by Councilwoman Letitia James (PDF)

No Land Archives of news articles and letters from the community

Fans For Fair Challenging Bruce Ratner's Brooklyn Atlantic Yards Project

New York News and Views on the New York Olympic Bid/And Ratner's Arena Proposal

Field of Schemes: The Source on Stadium Scams/Schemes

Dope on the Slope Blog: Chronicling the Brooklynization of two Tennessee hillbillies Good Blogging Coverage of Ratner and Real Estate 'Nuff Said.

Olympic Bloomdoggle

Eminent Domain Watch: A Blog About Eminent Domain in the News The online resource for residential tenants

Senator Velmanette Montgomery's Website

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