Atlantic Yards plays long ball
by Sarah Iannone
Mar 26, 2014 | 1551 views | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Art fence rendering at Atlantic Yards construction site
Art fence rendering at Atlantic Yards construction site
The Atlantic Yards project could now take up to 25 years to fully reach completion.

"All of these numbers are extremely fussy and subject to change," said John Harris, co-chair of Community Board 2 at an Executive Committee meeting Monday night. “It's best to take a short term view of the project.”

Representative Dwight Smith of the Atlantic Yards Quality of Life Committee spoke of the concerns regarding the long-term impacts on the community from the exceedingly drawn-out construction that had not been anticipated.

One of the committee's main concerns is for a block of News Walk Housing on Atlantic Avenue from 6th Avenue to Vanderbilt that is directly across the street from the project site.

"We need to have a landscape fence to hide the project site a little more," Smith said. "In the context of the communities that are just affected, the News Walk, folks have gotten no relief and they are the most impacted on a day-to-day basis because their trees are gone and they look into a construction pit that could be there forever."

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