The exhibit, which focuses on Vanderbilt/Atlantic Yards, the Fulton Mall, and the BAM Cultural District, continues through June 1 at Metropolitan Exchange, 33 Flatbush Avenue (at Livingston), and is open Wednesday-Saturday 12-6 p.m.
History and context
Particularly valuable is a historic timeline of Brooklyn--it's best to enter the gallery, go past the Atlantic Yards images, and walk counterclockwise to start with the timeline.
In each of the three major sections of the exhibition, the renderings of planned developments (e.g., CityPoint, the Irondale Theater at Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church), several of which are on hold, are juxtaposed with current views of the sites as well as historical photos.
The AY section
The segment of the show devoted the Vanderbilt/Atlantic Yards gives attention to the alternative UNITY plan, as well as interviews with photographer Tracy Collins (whose photos offer perspective on the AY footprint), and Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn legal chair Candace Carponter. (No, there are no interviews with plan boosters.)
The segment is diminished somewhat, however, by a not-so-informative map (center of photo) and, oddly enough, a rendering (top left of photo) identified as the AY plan that actually comes from the Atlantic Lots scenario produced by the Municipal Art Society.