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  1. The Atlantic Yards CBA promised a path to union apprenticeships....Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 10 | Atlantic Yards Report

    This article is long, but the initial sections provide a summary. For many Brooklynites, the first element of the Atlantic Yards holy trinity - "jobs, housing, and hoops," as announced in December 2003 - ranked first.

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  2. AM New York blesses Atlantic Yards agreement: 'The deal can work for everyone'Read the original story

    Wednesday Jul 9 | Atlantic Yards Report

    A chronically delayed plan for affordable housing on the Atlantic Yards site in Brooklyn has finally been put on the fast track -- thanks to a welcome deal hammered out by City Hall, Albany, an amalgamation of community groups and developer Forest City Ratner.

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  3. The BUILD lawsuit: how group (improperly) got office space from Tracy ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 9 | Atlantic Yards Report

    At noon on Friday, July 11 is a crucial hearing in the federal lawsuit filed by trainees in a coveted pre-apprentice training program promised in the Atlantic Yards Community Benefits Agreement via jobs-development group BUILD, or Brooklyn United for Innovative Local Development, now defunct after developer Forest City Ratner stopped funding it.

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  4. The BUILD lawsuit: how FCR's Ratner saluted BUILD's Caldwell...Read the original story

    Tuesday Jul 8 | Atlantic Yards Report

    At noon on Friday, July 11 is a crucial hearing in the federal lawsuit filed by trainees in a coveted pre-apprentice training program promised in the Atlantic Yards Community Benefits Agreement via jobs-development group BUILD, or Brooklyn United for Innovative Local Development, now defunct after developer Forest City Ratner stopped funding it.

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  5. FAQ on new Atlantic Yards housing deal: how 65% of units in two...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 30 | Atlantic Yards Report

    The devil is always in the details. And the agreement announced Friday to expedite affordable housing for Atlantic Yards and also set up a new subsidiary regarding the project deserves a close and careful look, especially given some misleading and uninformed press coverage.

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  6. Nets, furthering ties to Brooklyn, unveil (branded) training facility ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 29 | Atlantic Yards Report

    On Thursday, 6/26/14, the Brooklyn Nets formally announced plans to renovate a Sunset Park warehouse on Industry City on 39th Street into a rooftop practice facility, the awkwardly named Hospital for Special Surgery Training Center.

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  7. Testimony at ESD meeting on Atlantic Yards: 'step in the right...Read the original story

    Jun 27, 2014 | Atlantic Yards Report

    This will be updated. There was a kumbaya moment after this morning's ritual approval by Empire State Development, the state agency overseeing/shepherding Atlantic Yards, of changes in the project plan pushed by a community coalition, including a faster timetable for affordable housing--15 years instead of 25 years, though the promise was long ten ... (more)

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  8. Before ESD approves Final SEIS, Veconi hints of legal action over timetable and gentrificationRead the original story

    Jun 12, 2014 | Atlantic Yards Report

    In less than half an hour, the board of Empire State Development, the state authority overseeing/shepherding Atlantic Yards, approved the court-ordered Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement despite evidence that it was not complete.

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  9. Greenland moves in: an unreported meeting with Bloomberg, a promotion ...Read the original story

    Jun 10, 2014 | Atlantic Yards Report

    At right is a photo we never saw last October from the office of then New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg.

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  10. Next Quality of Life Committee meeting June 3; 'critical construction updates' to be announcedRead the original story

    May 14, 2014 | Atlantic Yards Report

    The next Atlantic Yards Quality of Life Committee meeting will be held: Tuesday, June 3rd 2014 @ 6:00pm YWCA Community Room 30 3rd Avenue Brooklyn NY 11217 As stated by Empire State Development, the state agency overseeing/shepherding Atlantic Yards: This meeting is a forum for representatives from the community and civic groups to engage elected ... (more)

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  11. 'Snow-white Temples of Industrial Cleanliness': Ward Bakery ads in the Brooklyn Daily EagleRead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2014 | Atlantic Yards Report

    The Ward Bakery in Brooklyn, on Pacific Street near Vanderbilt Avenue, has been demolished for a parking lot , after operating from 1911 to 1995 as a bakery, with a small piece continuing as a storage facility.

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  12. As hearing on Atlantic Yards environmental review approaches, an FAQRead the original story

    Apr 29, 2014 | Atlantic Yards Report

    From 5:30-9 pm tomorrow, Empire State Development , the state authority overseeing/enabling Atlantic Yards, will hold a public hearing at LIU to accept comments on the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement and changes to the Modified General Project Plan.

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  13. Behind the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership's curious maps: a city...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 16, 2014 | Atlantic Yards Report

    The debate about whether Community Board 2 should include the Atlantic Yards site raises questions about whether Atlantic Yards is more identified with Prospect Heights--which its clearly in--or an expanded notion of Downtown Brooklyn.

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  14. Praise for 78th Precinct's response after Wrestlemania buses...Read the original story

    Mar 26, 2014 | Atlantic Yards Report

    There may be a flaw in the monthly list of events circulated to neighbors by the Barclays Center.

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  15. Common Cause, Citizens Union call for Borough Presidents to follow...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2014 | Atlantic Yards Report

    Last Monday, 3/3/14, the City Council Committee on Governmental Operations held a hearing on the makeup of community boards, and good government groups weighed in with reformist recommendations.

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  16. Outside Barclays Center, circus trailers block streets, awaiting...Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 20, 2014 | Atlantic Yards Report

    There's a large, unused arena parking lot one long block away from the Barclays Center.

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  17. At Barclays Center local college hoops game, reported attendance seems much higher than gate countRead the original story

    Feb 18, 2014 | Atlantic Yards Report

    For the NBA, reported attendance at games is not gate count but tickets distributed, which, especially in New Jersey, led to some rather dramatic inflation of attendance figures.

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  18. Rev. Findlayter won't answer press questions in wake of BdB...Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2014 | Atlantic Yards Report

    The tabloids especially have been piling on Mayor Bill de Blasio's decision to intervene in the case of supporter the Rev.

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  19. DDDB lawyer says ESD mispresented Atlantic Yards history; state...Read the original story

    Feb 13, 2014 | Atlantic Yards Report

    As noted , the Final Scope for a Supplementary Environmental Impact Statement for Phase 2 of Atlantic Yards contains a lengthy Response to Comments document , which I will excerpt in several posts.

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  20. With MSG facing scheduling conflict, Barclays Center to host Public...Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2014 | Atlantic Yards Report

    An announcement from the Barclays Center: The renowned PSAL Basketball Championships will come to Barclays Center for the first time on Saturday, March 8. The Division AA girls varsity finals game starts at noon and the AA boys varsity game starts at 2 p.m. Teams will be announced after the AA semifinal games on March 4. Tickets for the PSAL ... (more)

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