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OK, I'd previously reported there was no PowerPoint presentation at last week's not-so-eventful Quality of Life meeting, and that was because of technical difficulties.The document is below. One note is  Read more

Well, the Barclays Center may get some money-making open dates when it loses the albatross of an Islanders contract--and it's possible that day will come faster than 2021, given the  Read more

These well-done Brooklyn Nets promos involving Rep. Hakeem Jeffries and Borough President Eric Adams, are telling in a number of ways, some unsaid.They involve shots of the Brooklyn Bridge, interview  Read more

An 11/15/18 article in the Real Deal, Treasury dramatically sharpens LLC disclosure rules, tells us that there will be a lot more sunlight on all-cash real-estate deals pursued via limited  Read more

On the front page of tomorrow''s Sunday Times Real Estate section, an article headlined Real Estate Technology: Try, Try Again (and in print "The Future Is Now, Maybe"), with a  Read more

A quote from #Isles alternate captain Cal Clutterbuck: "I think, honestly, with that place, it always felt temporary" @barclayscenter— Norman Oder (@AYReport) November 16, 2018 Read more

Despite the significant questions raised by former CEO and co-Chairman Al Ratner, a lawsuit, as well as a deeply divided board, Forest City Realty Trust shareholders, in votes totaled yesterday, weren't  Read more

My article today, headlined For Amazon HQ2 deal, Atlantic Yards serves as a warning, begins:The plan for a new Amazon complex in Long Island City, Queens, arrived this week with huge  Read more

Update: see PowerPoint at bottom.As expected, there was not a lot of news at the Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Quality of Life meeting held two nights ago, 11/13/18, since the previous  Read more

Updated: Forest City, according to the Plain Dealer, called Ratner's filing too late and charged he was trying to game the system. A judge denied the request to delay the vote,  Read more

Tonight's Atlantic Yards Quality of Life meeting--with a vague agenda and not much new since the previous meeting just five weeks earlier--is probably not the biggest meeting at that hour  Read more

Two advisory firms have given shareholders the green light to sell shares in Forest City Realty Trust (FCRT) and thus approve the pending sale to Brookfield Asset Management, which was  Read more

There was a time when WFAN host Craig Carton of the show "Boomer & Carton" was one of the most prominent skeptics of the Nets' move to Brooklyn. But that came before  Read more

Rendering from web siteA former garment factory and warehouse in Sunset Park, at 3rd Avenue and 39th Street, has been dubbed "Sunset Yards" by its new owners, who are thus  Read more

The latest Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Construction Update (bottom), covering the two weeks beginning Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 was circulated at 3:41 pm Friday (lead time) by Empire State Development (ESD)  Read more

OK, the agenda's out for the next Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Quality of Life meeting, this Tuesday, Nov. 13.And, as you can see at right, it's typically vague, announcing representatives of  Read more

Two proposed mixed-use projects on Pacific Street in western Crown Heights, about three blocks east of of the eastern border of Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park, suggest how development is percolating on  Read more

This graphic, last updated in November 2018, is aimed to stay at the top of the blog. It will be updated as announced configurations change and buildings launch. The information  Read more

So, what should we make of this 11/5/18 Metro NY scoop? Source: Islanders could play all home games at Nassau Coliseum next two years:The New York Islanders could schedule their entire  Read more

OK, looking at local/state elections... Gov. Andrew Cuomo was easily re-elected--no surprise there--which means continued support for projects like Atlantic Yards and the planned Belmont arena. "Status Cuomo," as the  Read more

And Gotham Gazette has a good rundown.I'm still deciding on the three ballot initiatives (see these pieces on community board term limits, which are opposed by the real estate industry), all of  Read more

Based on his record of campaign contributions, semi-retired real estate executive Bruce Ratner, like a lot of others in the field, probably didn't want insurgent Zephyr Teachout to win the  Read more

BROOKLYN NETS CHECK OUT THEIR BIGGIE-INSPIRED NIKE CITY EDITION JERSEYS, the Brooklyn Nets' web site told us 10/31/18:The Brooklyn Nets are paying homage to a Brooklyn hip-hop legend with their  Read more

What oversupply? Panelists say Brooklyn’s real estate market is starting to reset, reported the Real Deal 11/1/18:Conventional wisdom may say that Brooklyn is dealing with an oversupply of rental properties.  Read more

Less than a week after urging Forest City Realty Trust shareholders to vote against an acquisition by Brookfield, former Forest City Enterprises CEO and co-Chairman Albert Ratner yesterday issued a  Read more

The Barclays Center has released its November 2018 event calendar. It includes eight Brooklyn Nets games, eight New York Islanders games, one Globetrotters game, five college basketball events, and ten  Read more

Forest City Realty Trust yesterday issued a press release, Forest City Reports 2018 Third-Quarter and Year-to-Date Results, indicating positive news, including a significant growth in net earnings, a nudge up  Read more

Remember the 2011 documentary Battle for Brooklyn (my retrospective)? Well, there was also the 2010 “docu-musical” In the Footprint: The Battle over Atlantic Yards by The Civilians (my review), which also  Read more

The latest Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Construction Update (bottom), covering the two weeks beginning Monday, Oct. 29 was circulated at 1:19 pm Friday (lead time) by Empire State Development (ESD) after  Read more

Update: see bottom for another sign.So, have the new owners of the Brooklyn Paper, Schneps Communications (now part of Schneps Community News Group), left any mark yet?Well, the understaffed Brooklyn Paper  Read more

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