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At the March 2010 groundbreaking for the Barclays Center, Gov. David Paterson cited an 11.2% unemployment rate in Kings County and declared, "As the buildings rise on Atlantic Yards the joblessness  Read more

So, I've been asked: what do you think of the treatment of Barclays Center and Atlantic Yards in author Kevin Baker's jeremiad in the July 2018 issue of Harper's, The Death  Read more

Following up on the main lesson of Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park for student journalists--"Go beyond stenography and be wary of manipulation"--I should try to answer another question: why is this such  Read more

Also consider another lesson: Stick with a subject. Do the reading. Show up.Preparing to meet with some journalism students, I began thinking: what is the main lesson of Atlantic Yards  Read more

Two nights after a report that a new computer system to operate the Barclays Center oculus’s flashing ads and announcements had been installed and there “have been no issues for  Read more

NetsDaily reported:In a series of post-midnight tweets Friday, Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Sean Marks has ended the Nets backcourt logjam, added two bigs, a first rounder in next year’s draft  Read more

Yesterday, accompanying a print article about a proposed soccer stadium headlined online as Hunt for New York City F.C.’s Stadium Site Is Back Where It Began: the Bronx, the New  Read more

Well, the main news from the Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Quality of Life Meeting 7/10/18 concerned the murky timetable and some coming demolitions, but I wanted to add a few more  Read more

Also see follow-up article on other meeting topics.A few signs of progress, notably completed infrastructure and a coming demolition, were announced at last night’s bi-monthly Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Quality of  Read more

Given discussion of EB-5 investors in various projects who want to get their money back, well, what about the first round of Atlantic Yards EB-5 investors, the 456 people, mostly  Read more

The Real Deal has an interesting package of articles in its July 2018 issue about EB-5, especially the notion that many investors are fed up and want their money back.Is EB-5 coming  Read more

The latest Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Construction Update (bottom), covering the two weeks beginning Monday, July 9, was circulated at 3:12 pm Friday (lead time) by Empire State Development (ESD) after  Read more

The Barclays Center on July 3 released its calendar of July 2018 events, with seven ticketed events.Among ticketed events, there are three concerts (including the K-Pop group Got 7, Shania  Read more

Here's something that should be addressed at the next Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Quality of Life meeting, on July 10: why do they still park on the sidewalks?The Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park project  Read more

Here's something that should be addressed at the next Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Quality of Life meeting, on July 10: what's going on at the B15 site, just east of Sixth  Read more

Y'know, I've been critical of the New York Times's generally gentle coverage of Bruce Ratner, but a  a "Big Ticket" column in the most recent Real Estate section does him  Read more

I've been asked how I calculated the Floor Area Ratio (FAR) recommended by Borough President Eric Adams for the proposed 80 Flatbush project.Remember: while he called for a 39% reduction in height  Read more

80 Flatbush foreground, Site 5 background;photo taken from 333 SchermerhornGiven the discussion about the proposed Floor Area Ratio (FAR) of the 80 Flatbush project, I've been asked what the FAR  Read more

From Bloomberg, 6/27/18, Investors Are Piling In to NYC Condos at a Record Pace:At a new luxury-condo building in Brooklyn, one buyer told broker Ryan Serhant that she’d like three apartments  Read more

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and John TavaresKevin P. Coughlin/Office of Gov. CuomoWhen Gov. George Pataki and Mayor Mike Bloomberg made various announcements about the new Atlantic Yards arena and the expected  Read more

From Curbed, 6/29/18, 33-story Downtown Brooklyn rental with rare public space gears up for leasing:Amid Downtown Brooklyn’s crowded rental market, the 33-story building at 120 Nassau Street stands out—quite literally, since  Read more

According to a Community Notice circulated by the developer of Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park, a second phase of construction for the Vanderbilt Yard's East Portal, beginning Monday, July 9, will have  Read more

A message from Empire State Development...A reminder that the next Atlantic Yards Project Quality of Life Meeting will be held on:Tuesday, July 10, 2018 @ 6:00 PMShirley A. Chisholm State  Read more

A press release yesterday, Forest City, Greenland Close Restructuring of Pacific Park Brooklyn Partnership. indicates, that, as announced in January, Greenland USA would buy all but 5% of Forest City's  Read more

In a 6/27/18 press release, "Forest City joint venture acquires partner's interest in DKLB BKLN apartment community," Forest City Realty Trust announced it's buying out a partner in 80 DeKalb Avenue,  Read more

Forgive me for looking at political races through the lens of Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park, but that's often a simple way to decide who represents the establishment and status quo and  Read more

New York's odd federal primary--not to be confused with the state one in September--turned out a huge surprise--in Queens, at least, when first-time candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez beat entrenched incumbent (and  Read more

The recent Construction Updates make reference to "New site entrance ramp construction will continue in the western portion of Block 1120," which is the railyard block east of Sixth Avenue, between Pacific Street  Read more

Oh, remember how “Barclays Center has become one of the most important new public spaces and landmarks in the city"?I walked by on 6/21/18, the day of the NBA Draft, when  Read more

The latest Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Construction Update (bottom), covering the two weeks beginning Monday, June 25, was circulated at 3:44 pm Friday (lead time) by Empire State Development (ESD) after  Read more

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