Yards Critics Score One on Security

Atlantic Yards opponents, who have been trying to make the risk of terrorism an issue for the planned 22-acre complex in Brooklyn, finally got some traction this weekend when The New York Times picked up some of their arguments in Saturday’s edition.

The article also disclosed, for the first time in print, that the Nets basketball arena would come within 20 feet of Atlantic and Flatbush avenues “at its closest point.”What galvanized this line of criticism was a recent decision by Newark officials to close a street on game days because a new arena there was built within 20 to 25 feet of the curb.