The Brooklyn Paper got a hold of an audit conducted for the state that reveals that Forest City Ratner was planning on charging outside organizations $100,000 to rent the Nets arena for graduation ceremonies and other non-sporting events–while the company had once promised to make it available to community groups for “a reasonable Read More
Atlantic Yards blogger Norman Oder discovered there was part of Monday’s profile of planning director Amanda Burden that The New York Times deemed not fit to print.
The paragraph, which did make it onto the newspaper’s Web site, recounted a panel discussion at which Ms. Burden dismissed Atlantic Yards’ opponents Read More
Charles Gargano, chairman of the Empire State Development Corporation, was asked some tough questions for tonight’s Channel 13 special on Atlantic Yards, according to a transcript posted on Norman Oder’s blog. In response to one of them–why the public cannot see the financial projections that E.S.D.C. used to calculate the economic impact Read More
Hard to believe Atlantic Yards opponents would voluntarily zip their lips, but that is what Develop-Don’t Destroy Brookyn is asking its followers to do for the “community forum” scheduled for election day.
Plus, Norman Oder floats a theory on why City Comptroller William Thompson supports the arena and housing complex: Read More
“While I strongly support development at the Atlantic Yards site,” Attorney General Eliot Spitzer wrote in a letter to the Empire State Development Corporation, “… I believe it is appropriate that the public hearing associated with the DEIS, that is now scheduled for August 23, 2006, be postponed for at least 30 days.”
A candidate Read More
The New York Times concedes that the Atlantic Yards project is not located in “downtown Brooklyn” but in Prospect Heights and Park Slope.
Our favorite part of the correction:
(The error also appeared in sports articles on Feb. 9 and April 11, in the City section on Jan. 15 and in Read More
Blogger Norman Oder suggests The New York Times hire a free-lancer (no, not himself, but perhaps Paul Moses) to cover the construction of its own headquarters on Eighth Avenue, and maybe even Atlantic Yards. Our first thought was, Wouldn’t that free-lancer face the same conflicts of interest that Times staff reporters do? Not Read More
Blogger Norman Oder has a report on Wednesday’s Brooklyn Borough Board meeting and the question of whether Forest City Ratner is going to provide enough open space in its Atlantic Yards arena and housing development.
Let’s put this another way: the three community boards closest to the project site, at Atlantic Read More
Two days after community group Develop–Don’t Destroy Brooklyn issues a critique of The New York Times‘ coverage of the proposed Atlantic Yards arena-tower complex, the Gray Lady runs a story about the developer’s flysheet, The Brooklyn Standard, which extols the virtues, and virtue, of the project. The first issue Read More
The 20 or so protesters milling about outside the New York Times building this afternoon were largely white, middle-aged and frumpily dressed. Just like Times readers, maybe just like Times writers and editors, except they were so steamed about how their morning read had been covering the Atlantic Yards development in Brooklyn, they Read More