Community activists once supportive of the Atlantic Yards mega-project today angrily denounced developer Forest City Ratner over what they called a lack of available construction positions for Brooklyn residents.
Around 100 community activists and workers, many of whom, like Victor Richardson of Crown Heights, have been unemployed for over a year or more.
Even by Forest City Ratner's own calculation, the Atlantic Yards project has a long way to go towards creating a promised 15,000 construction jobs.
At a held on May 19, Ratner told community members and elected officials that of the 500 workers currently employed at Atlantic Yards, 60 were from Brooklyn and only 38 from neighborhoods surrounding the project.
Read the full story on the rally here.