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FCRC News Advisory: NJ Nets' Jason Kidd and Vince Carter to Join Over 15 Brooklyn Elected Officials and Labor, Community and Religious Leaders in Support of Atlantic Yards
Press Conference to Preview Support for Atlantic Yards in Advance of DEIS Hearing

(Brooklyn, NY) - August 23, 2006 - A broad cross section of community, labor, religious, and over 15 elected leaders including Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, United Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, President and CEO of the NYC Partnership Kathryn S. Wylde, New York Executive Director of ACORN Bertha Lewis and other Community Benefits Agreement partners will join Jason Kidd and Vince Carter of the New Jersey Nets, Jim Stuckey from Forest City Ratner Companies and young people from the surrounding neighborhoods at a press conference scheduled for 4 PM, Today, August 23, 2006 in the Lobby of 12 MetroTech.

At the press conference, elected officials, community, religious and labor leaders will express their support for the Atlantic Yards Project in advance of the Draft Environmental Impact Study public hearing to be held later today.

WHO: Jason Kidd, Vince Carter, Hon. Marty Markowitz, Jim Stuckey, Bertha Lewis, Randi Weingarten, Kathryn S. Wylde, and over 20 other elected, community and labor leaders.

WHAT: Press Conference in Support of Atlantic Yards Project

WHEN: 4 PM, Wednesday, August 23, 2006 Press Call Time: 3:45PM

WHERE: Lobby of 12 MetroTech (also known as 330 Jay St.) Between Tillary and Johnson streets Brooklyn, NY

Via Train: A,C,F to Jay Street (best route), 2,3,4,5 to Borough Hall, M,N,R to Lawrence Street