At the prompting of one outspoken reader, here’s a little more about the latest debate going on with the Atlantic Yards Project.
Years ago, Barclays Bank in England was involved in the slave trade and did business with South Africa during apartheid. Today, they’ve got the naming rights for the stadium that’s part Read More
Atlantic Yards opponents are trying to forget all the bad things they said about Hakeem Jeffries, the winner in the 57th Assembly race, like that he was a duplicitous panderer who wanted to have it both ways on the 22-acre arena-and-housing complex. It is time to make nice, after all.
“If you tally up Read More
"A woman just called me up from Queens. She said, ‘Are you the Daniel Goldstein they are accusing of racism?’"
It was the very same Daniel Goldstein, the Daniel Goldstein who is the most visible and vocal opponent of Bruce Ratner’s plan to build a giant mixed-use development in the Prospect Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, Read More
“A woman just called me up from Queens. She said, ‘Are you the Daniel Goldstein they are accusing of racism?’”
It was the very same Daniel Goldstein, the Daniel Goldstein who is the most visible and vocal opponent of Bruce Ratner’s plan to build a giant mixed-use development in the Prospect Heights neighborhood of Read More
Our commercial real estate reporter Matthew Schuerman passes on this little observation:
It makes sense that Bill Batson would get a lot of backing from opponents of the Atlantic Yards development. (He’s been one of the project’s most outspoken critics during his run for a seat in the assembly.)
As it turns out, about Read More
Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn admonishes its spokesman in a statement which we suspect came from, or at least via, its spokesman:
We can state with absolute certainty that Daniel Goldstein is not a racist. But his choice of language
in this one instance was thoughtless, and we want to assure our allies and Read More
… but is he contrite?
His statement after the jump.
June 5, 2006
Statement from Daniel Goldstein
I apologize for the unfortunate remarks I personally made in a heated email exchange with reporter Ben Smith; an exchange wholly unrelated to his article today. My remarks only came from me and Read More
Atlantic Yards ur-opponent Daniel Goldstein got quoted in Ben Smith’s Daily News column today, but it might be the type of publicity he would rather not have. The African-Americans who support arena-and-housing complex, Smith quotes Goldstein as writing in an e-mail, were tools of “wealthy white masters.”
There has been a racial undertone Read More
James Gardner in today’s Sun says, “My sympathies incline slightly toward the builders,” but belittles Frank Gehry’s design for Atlantic Yards anyway, seeing in the skyscrapers allusions to 1930s architecture that are unsuccessfully translated into the modern day. Meanwhile, Jim Stuckey and Daniel Goldstein go at it on The Brian Lehrer Show. Read More
A lively meeting over at Empire State Development headquarters this morning: the board was also expected to appoint a new lawyer to represent the agency on the Atlantic Yards project, until a dispute over the former lawyer, David Paget, is resolved. An appeals court hearing on that dispute, which the state economic development agency lost Read More