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

    Wednesday | 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.


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

    Wednesday Mar 26 | Atlantic Yards Report

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


  3. 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.


  4. 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.


  5. 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.


  6. 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.


  7. 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.


  8. 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)


  9. Exclusive: Forest City seeking $249M in cheap financing from...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2014 | Atlantic Yards Report

    Also see coverage today regarding how Forest City Ratner spent its first round of EB-5 financing and two federal reports critical of EB-5 .


  10. Dissecting Forest City's modular fact sheet re location, phasing, CBA, and affordable housingRead the original story

    Jan 6, 2014 | Atlantic Yards Report

    Deliveries of "mods" to the B2 tower under construction at Flatbush Avenue and Dean Street likely will re-start this week, after pause that suggested, as I wrote , that the delivery and stacking last month was mostly a media event.


  11. Drilling down on affordable housing stats under Bloomberg: 11,384 new ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2014 | Atlantic Yards Report

    I recently noted that Mayor Mike Bloomberg's office reported 50,111 affordable housing units constructed, with 107,119 units preserved.


  12. In discussions of the Bloomberg legacy, the Barclays Center comes up (erroneously) bigRead the original story

    Dec 22, 2013 | Atlantic Yards Report

    A Reuters retrospective, variously titled Michael Bloomberg Leaves Outsized New York Legacy or From crime to cigarettes, Bloomberg leaves his mark on New York , contains this paragraph: The former Wall Street executive and founder of a media company that bears his name leaves a city with lower crime rates, more parks, and new urban landmarks such ... (more)


  13. What's wrong with this picture? Atlantic Yards B2 rendering skews ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 18, 2013 | Atlantic Yards Report

    The rendering at right of the Atlantic Yards B2 tower, now under construction, has been used frequently to show what the 32-story, 363-unit building will look like when it's finished in late 2014.


  14. Marty Markowitz's final holiday card: some Barclays gloating and bike lane snipingRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2013 | Atlantic Yards Report

    Presumably thousands of Brooklynites got Borough President Marty Markowitz's annual holiday card, with a mostly cheery ditty set to the tune of "The Twelve Days of Christmas": In the twelve years of Marty, who would have thought we'd see... MTV in Brooklyn Barclays is booming Nets playing downtown GQ said we're way cool Too many bike lanes Donna ... (more)


  15. Markowitz's valedictory on Lehrer, with a defense of Atlantic Yards and a dig at bike lanesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 11, 2013 | Atlantic Yards Report

    Yesterday's Brian Lehrer Show featured a valedictory for Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, as the 12-year veteran got to celebrate his victories, with some supportive callers.


  16. Not just a band and a chorus, but 2013 MetroTech tree lighting...Read the original story

    Dec 1, 2013 | Atlantic Yards Report

    A press release, via Broadway World, Lemon Anderson [sic] to Perform at MetroTech Commons' Annual Tree Lighting, 12/2 : The holiday season comes alive at MetroTech Commons Monday, December 2, at 5:30 p.m. Join Forest City Ratner Companies Executive Chairman Bruce Ratner and President and CEO MaryAnne Gilmartin for the 24th annual MetroTech tree ... (more)


  17. Today, at Brown Memorial, meeting to 'block the sale of land our tax...Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 24, 2013 | Atlantic Yards Report

    So, how might elected officials get leverage for their effort to block the planned sale of 70% of the remaining Atlantic Yards project to the Chinese government-owned Greenland Group unless a new schedule for affordable housing is instituted? A meeting today at Brown Memorial Baptist Church in Clinton Hill on the "Affordable Housing Crisis," ... (more)


  18. Elected officials call for Atlantic Yards sale deferred until new...Read the original story

    Nov 16, 2013 | Atlantic Yards Report

    If the politicians' logic was sometimes wobbly--that the arena subsidies were justified because it would bring that housing--they indubitably pointed out that the Development Agreement signed at the end of 2009 was negotiated after an economic downturn, and now the residential market is roaring.


  19. As second season in Brooklyn begins, Nets seem to have the edge over Knicks; more BK food at arenaRead the original story

    Oct 27, 2013 | Atlantic Yards Report

    Thanks to a remarkable transformation of the roster over the summer, the Brooklyn Nets, in their second year, are widely seen to have the edge, at least in expected wins, over the long-established New York Knicks--though, of course, any sports season can have its wild cards, especially related to injuries.


  20. Bruce Ratner, 'Real Estate Visionary' on Morning Joe: 15 years ago,...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 25, 2013 | Atlantic Yards Report

    Bruce Ratner's victory laps have continued, with an appearance yesterday on Morning Joe on NBC.


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