The Third Way

The Municipal Art Society and eight neighborhood or civic groups carved out the “moderate” position on Atlantic Yards when it launched the BrooklynSpeaks website last night. They suggest, in an indirect way, that scaling down the housing-and-arena complex by one-third or one-half would be enough. Develop–Don’t Destroy Brooklyn is still not happy, but on balance, this is much worse news for the developer, Forest City Ratner. Introducing a more polite way to oppose something will just mean more opposition.

Matthew Schuerman

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