A community victory at Atlantic Yards, Lovgren Awards, and more

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Here’s what in the new Summer 2011 issue of Civic News:

Good Food, Cooperation, and Community Service

Concern for the community is a quality that the Park Slope Food Coop takes very seriously, and it’s one of the reasons why general manager Joe Holtz received this year’s Lovgren Professional Award for community service from the Park Slope Civic Council.


Four Decades of Working for a Better Slope

Mort Fleischer has spent more than 40 years helping the Civic Council make Park Slope a better place to live. In honor of his hard work, he received this year’s George Lovgren Volunteer Award.


A New Leader for Prospect Park

Emily Lloyd, a resident of Park Slope for nearly three decades, has been thrilled by the many advances in Prospect Park over the years. Now, she seeks to further those improvements as the new park administrator and Prospect Park Alliance president.


Atlantic Yards Updates

Local Groups Victorious in Atlantic Yards Lawsuit

Judge Marcy Friedman found the Empire State Development Corporation broke the Law in approving Atlantic Yards’ 2009 Modified Plan. Calling the plan’s use of a 10-year build date “not rational,” she ordered a new supplemental environmental impact statement for the project. (website-only article)

United for a New Megaproject Model

With uncertainty surrounding the Atlantic Yards megaproject, is there finally room for the community to create a new model for responsible development?

Comment: Getting Our Voices into Atlantic Yards

How should the community —the residents of Park Slope and our neighbors in Gowanus, Boerum Hill, Downtown Brooklyn, Fort Greene, and Prospect Heights — respond to and live with this project?


A Step Forward on Fourth

The Department of City Planning recently unveiled its proposal for a Special Fourth Avenue Enhanced Commercial District. What does it mean for the evolution of this busy thoroughfare? (website-only article)


General Meeting Showcases Major Successes in the Community

Highlighting a year’s worth of accomplishments, honoring community leaders of today and tomorrow, and having a great time were all on the agenda of this year’s Civic Council general meeting.