Atlantic Yards: Bruce Ratner scored roughly half the money he’ll need for his Atlantic Yards arena in a matter of hours yesterday, selling out $511 million in tax-free bonds that were snapped up by investors thanks to their high interest rate and investors’ faith in the project. Comments (4).
Mean Streets: The city has lavished its traffic-calming gifts on the southern portion of Grand Army Plaza — but now, the Department of Transportation is poised, Santa-like, to start working on the North pole of Brooklyn’s most muddled roundabout. Comments (5).
Books: Here is the full transcript of The Brooklyn Paper’s interview with novelist Jonathan Safran Foer (“Everything is Illuminated”), author of the new anti-meat book, “Eating Animals” (Little, Brown). Comments (3).