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Friday, June 27, 2008

Armory Community Benefits Agreement Highlighted in Times Article

Members of Kingsbridge Armory Development Alliance rallied in front of the landmarked facility last October.

The New York Times highlighted the issues and tensions surrounding the local demand for a Community Benefits Agreement for the Kingsbridge Armory in a June 25 article.

Members of the Kingsbridge Armory Redevelopment Alliance say, before they can support the Related Companies plans for rehabbing the facility, they want a signed agreement laying out wages and hiring standards for workers and tenants.and guarantees concerning community space and facilities.

Related says they're more accustomed to working with the local community board -- in this case, Community Board 7. Board 7 chair Greg Faulkner tells the Times, "There are more voices than KARA."

And the city is opposed to a CBA, arguing that the city's land use process provides "ample opportunity for the community's voices to be heard."

Read the whole article here.


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