Residents call foul over alleged broken promises by Barclays Center
Residents are calling foul on the promises made by the developer of the new Barclays Center, which is currently under construction in Prospect Heights.
Residents say developer Bruce Ratner promised jobs, affordable housing, public open spaces and a school in exchange for permission to build.
Gib Veconi of the Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council says the 650 jobs provided by the developer is a far cry from the 15,000 that were promised.
Others say it may be years before some of the promises come to fruition.
"The developer has control of the site for 25 years so they have that full amount of time to do what they want," says Ede Fox, president of Prospect Heights Democrats for Reform.
The group hopes to press local politicians into pressing Gov. Andrew Cuomo into ensuring some promises are fulfilled before the first tip-off.
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