Sunday, June 08, 2008

Daily News columnist: "Brooklyn Day a dud"

New York Daily News sports columnist Michael O'Keeffe was in the audience at Borough Hall on Thursday and--like any sports reporter trained to tell the story of the game in front of him, not the press release--told it like it was: Bruce Ratner's Brooklyn Day a dud:
The speakers at the rally sounded like Hillary Clinton in the waning weeks of her failed presidential campaign: angry and frustrated, stunned at the prospect of defeat when they once expected a slam dunk.

Unlike the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, the controversy over the $4.2 billion proposal, which includes a Nets arena, offices and apartments, is far from over. But community opposition, legal challenges and especially the credit crisis have stalled Ratner's ambitions, and Atlantic Yards no longer feels like a done deal.


I've been suggesting for nearly two years that columnists should cover Atlantic Yards. That means actually showing up.

1 comment:

  1. On Atlantic Yards, O'Keefe and Lupica are honest, clear-sighted and maybe even courageous. Sports writers must know something about journalism they should share with their colleagues.

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