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For those new to Atlantic Yards, start here

Updated 1/4/11

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.

Don't forget the official site for the Barclays Center. The Empire State Development Corporation oversees the project and has an extensive site with official documents.

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