Brooklyn: So Hip It’s Dangerous

Opponents of the Atlantic Yards project have seized on Newark’s recent decision to close streets near the new Prudential Center arena as reason to scrutinize the security arrangements for the future arena in Brooklyn.

Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn is calling a press conference with elected officials this Sunday, before the organization’s walkathon.

The developer, Forest City Ratner, has consulted with the police and fire departments about security, but blogger Norman Oder points out that the state agency overseing the project did not consider large-scale terrorist attacks or even a bomb as reasonable worst case scenarios that needed to be evaluated in the environmental impact study.