Atlantic Yards is a complicated project and the story is already long and convoluted. For those new to the issue, these links should provide a good start.
Mr. Ratner’s Neighborhood, by Chris Smith, New York magazine, August 2006
Atlantic Yards: This Generation’s Penn Station?, by Norman Oder, Places Journal, June 2008
On 6/22/10, I published an op-ed in the New York Times Sports section headlined A Russian Billionaire, the Nets and Sweetheart Deals.
Co-authored with Amy Lavine, an article in the Spring 2010 issue of The Urban Lawyer: Urban Redevelopment Policy, Judicial Deference to Unaccountable Agencies, and Reality in Brooklyn’s Atlantic Yards Project
My September 2005 report on the New York Times's coverage (with timeline through 2005)
A look back at Atlantic Yards in 2008
A look forward at Atlantic Yards in 2009
A look back at Atlantic Yards in 2009
A look forward at Atlantic Yards in 2010
A look back at Atlantic Yards in 2010
A look forward at Atlantic Yards in 2011
How big might it be? What are common journalistic errors?
An FAQ as of 3/10/10, plus a gallery of images over the years and the original p.r. packet from 12/10/03
Check NoLandGrab daily for all Atlantic Yards-related links. The main opposition is at Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn.