Fake left?

Brooklyn Beep Marty Markowitz, probably the biggest fan of the Atlantic Yards sports arena-and-housing complex, said last week he thought the plan should be scaled down, the Brooklyn Papers reports (pdf).

This is the first time he’s expressed any sort of reservations about the Forest City Ratner plan. The comment was made during a debate among candidates for Brooklyn borough president, at which two of Markowitz’s opponents criticized the plan, which left some in the audience wondering what caused the Beep’s sudden conversion.