Posts Tagged ‘Atlantic Yards’


Wednesday Links

November 28, 2007

*Curb checks in with the latest news from the Atlantic Yards

*Albee Square mall demo is under way (Brownstoner)

*BAM is seeking arts organizations to relocate to its Cultural District (Brooklyn Eagle)

*The Navy Yard is getting even more massive (OTBKB)


Fort Greene Around the Webosphere

October 15, 2007

*Long-time Fort Greene Residents Bemoan Changing Face of the Hood (Brooklyn Paper)
*Protesters Rally Against Luxury Housing in Downtown Brooklyn (NY Post)
*Parks Department Can’t Find $300K for Fort Greene Park (Brooklyn Paper)
*Fort Greene/Clinton Hill Town Hall Meeting to End the War (Brooklyn for Peace via Brownstoner)
*Fort Greene Real Estate Still at All Time Highs (NY Times)
*Will the Atlantic Yards be a Terror Risk? (Gothamist)


Atlantic Yards Alternative Unveiled

September 25, 2007

A group of prominent opponents to Forest City Ratner’s Atlantic Yards development unveiled an alternative plan yesterday.  As summarized in the Brooklyn Eagle, my favorite three elements are as follows:

[1] It would be lower-rise than Atlantic Yards (the tallest building would rise 400 feet), and it would [2] confine itself to the area directly over the Long Island Railroad’s Vanderbilt Railyards [sic].

[3] It also would open up new streets to connect Prospect Heights to Fort Greene, rather than de-mapping some local streets as the Atlantic Yards plan would.

A scale model of the “Unity Plan” is currently on display at the Soapbox Gallery, at 636 Dean Street in Prospect Heights.