Dun dun DUN! It turns out about NY1 reported that Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver might try to delay a Public Authorities Control Board vote on the Atlantic Yards project, planners from the Empire State Development Corporation went to his office to plead their case! Now it looks like the vote will happen today and that Silver may, in fact, okay the massive $4 billion project as long as Governor Pataki "doesn't tie it to other projects," according to NY1.
The Atlantic Yards Report's Norman Oder asks how a vote can happen when there are still questions about how much revenue the city will get, after Ratner's company has revised revenue estimates downwards by a third. Silver, Pataki, and State Senate Majority Leader Joseph "The FBI is investigating me" Bruno are on the PACB; the vote is at 2PM and a unanimous vote is needed to pass projects.