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The latest Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Construction Update (bottom), covering the two weeks beginning Monday, Sept. 17, was circulated at 10:23 am yesterday (late) by Empire State Development (ESD) after preparation  Read more

From the New York Post, 9/13/18, New York’s modular building revolution is here, an overview of modular construction efforts, contains a segment on Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park:Also in 2016, SHoP Architects completed  Read more

Unmentioned in the Barclays Center September 2018 events calendar circulated to neighbors, a newly announced (if not booked) event should fill many seats in the arena on the morning of  Read more

Eleven years ago, when Council Member de Blasio aimed at the 2009 Brooklyn Borough President race, he invited bloggers to a Park Slope coffee shop. Asked about affordable housing, he proposed  Read more

In a race that pushed incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo to his left and highlighted challenger Cynthia Nixon's criticism of Cuomo's stewardship of the subway system, Cuomo, riding a huge war  Read more

Update via Brooklyn Paper: "The newly combined company will be known as Schneps Community News Group and will have a total printed weekly circulation of more than 300,000 copies, a  Read more

Regular readers of this blog know that I've been tough on the Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park coverage by the "notorious Stephen Witt." He now runs the admittedly pay-for-coverage-sometimes Kings County Politics, which I've criticized multiple times (without  Read more

There's a lot to catch up on regarding the Attorney General race. While Mayor Bill de Blasio has decided to stay out of the race--seemingly a snub toward Public Advocate  Read more

In June 2013, I called it a "provisional big win for Barclays Center" when the City Council limited Madison Square Garden to 10-year permit, given that the Manhattan arena would,  Read more

According to a document (below) filed 9/5/18 in state Supreme Court, the long-lingering suit filed in December 2015 by P.C. Richard against Forest City Ratner (now Forest City New York),  Read more

The Brooklyn Nets are on something of an upswing, but they don't really have stars, and Bleacher Report predicts a 30-52 season.And you know the in-house marketers are straining when  Read more

Excerpt from DCPThe Department of City Planning has created a new searchable online map of Privately Owned Public Spaces, or POPS, as noted in the press release below.The database will  Read more

As we're waiting to learn more about a potential compromise regarding the 80 Flatbush project, I wanted to add some backstory plus a few things discussed at last month's hearing  Read more

A press release 9/5/18 from Skanska indicates that another top executive at Forest City New York, Josie Mok, has left the company, which has (mostly?) given up on new development  Read more

Update 9/12/18: there's another private event on Sept. 26, with 19,000 people expected around 10 am for WE Day.The Barclays Center yesterday afternoon at 3:26 pm (late) circulated a Community  Read more

Newsday yesterday published IDA approves tax breaks for Islanders' $10 million Coliseum upgrade plan:The Nassau County Industrial Development Agency voted to approve tax breaks for the New York Islanders Wednesday  Read more

From my article published last night in The Bridge, Down to the Wire: What’s the Compromise on 80 Flatbush?:As the 80 Flatbush project approaches a vote in the New York City  Read more

In last night's Attorney General debate--here's my City Limits profile of candidate Leecia Eve, by the way--I was wondering what candidate Letitia James, the city's Public Advocate, might say about  Read more

In a brief filing yesterday with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Cleveland-based Forest City Realty Trust, parent of Forest City New York, disclosed:(b) On September 4, 2018, Forest City Realty  Read more

The latest Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Construction Update (bottom), covering the two weeks beginning Monday, Sept. 3, was circulated at 12:11 pm Friday (lead time) by Empire State Development (ESD) after  Read more

Daily News editorial page editor (and Park Slope resident) Josh Greenman is a fan of the Barclays Center (see below) but he also walks to the subway station there (see  Read more

The New York Post's George Willis wrote 8/31/18, How Barclays Center stole the spotlight in NYC’s boxing world:There was plenty of head-scratching when the executives of Barclays Center announced boxing would  Read more

With the departure of Executive Director (since 2014) Purnima Kapur, the NYC Department of City Planning (DCP) has named General Counsel Anita Laremont has her replacement.The press release, below, cites  Read more

Though it seems an understandable periodic shift in hosting location, it must be a blow for the Barclays Center, losing the pro wrestling extravaganza SummerSlam that has filled dates during  Read more

Newsday's Randi Marshall, in a column 8/29/14, found a key twist in the saga of the planned arena at Belmont Park, built by a consortium including owners of the New  Read more

For those coming to Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park new, the 2011 documentary Battle for Brooklyn by Suki Hawley, Michael Galinsky, and David Beilinson (my review) is a worthy introduction.Though limited in scope at the  Read more

The Atlantic Yards Community Development Corporation (AY CDC), according to a June 2014 document from Empire State Development establishing it, "shall meet not less than quarterly."So, even though it's been  Read more

Remember Andrew Zimbalist, the sports economist who, boosting his clients, unwisely predicted Atlantic Yards would be a gold mine for the city and state? Not only were his methods non-credible,  Read more

I have an op-ed in Gotham Gazette, published last night, headlined Running for Attorney General, James Takes Strong Atlantic Yards Record Too Far.A few excerpts:So it was surprising and dismaying  Read more

Check out Wall to Wall, an essay posted at the visual magazine Topic by Prospect Heights artist and activist Peter Krashes, taking off on--with his own paintings--the curious August 2015  Read more

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