No one can say Kenneth Adams, the head of the Empire State Development Corporation, doesn't have guts. His office announced he's accepted an invitation to join local elected officials, civic leaders and block association heads to discuss the status of the ever-controversial Atlantic Yards project tonight.
Adams has been visibly out in front on a number of ESDC-related projects, most notably Governor Cuomo's regional economic development council's. Now, the former Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce president will step into the lions den to talk about the status of the mega project he's been supportive of in the past. ESDC is currently appealing a July court order to redo its study of the project's impact on the community.
Adams can certainly expect questions about the status of the study tonight from the ever restless crowds that come to these events. The meeting starts at 6PM at Brooklyn Borough Hall.