On Sunday, BrooklynSpeaks, the milder of two coalitions fighting Atlantic Yards, will rally to stop what it says will be a repeat of history: premature clearing of the area around Atlantic and Flatbush avenues. Above is the picture they are sending out on postcards showing the area just north of the site, which was flattened in the 1980’s and stayed that way for several years.
Forest City Ratner is getting ready to demolish buildings on two blocks to make way for parking lots that construction workers working on other parts of the Atlantic Yards project could use. Eventually, those lots will be turned into apartment buildings, but it could take 10 to 20 years.
– Matthew Schuerman