And is that included in the report (posted first on the New York Post's web site) from the Courier-Life's notorious Stephen Witt? No.
In fact, Witt, thanks to a source (the developer?) unwilling to be quoted by name, declares that Construction on Barclays Arena commences, a conceptual scoop somehow not grasped by anyone else in the media:
If it looks like construction, sounds like construction and money is spent on construction, then it’s a good bet that the Barclays Center arena at the Atlantic/Flatbush avenues intersection is already under construction.Actually, infrastructure work has been going on for quite a while.
...“We’re in the process of setting up a ceremonial groundbreaking, but we’ve already begun the work,” said sources.
That work has begun is particularly obvious to anyone who goes near the intersection where the arena and 22-acre Atlantic Yards project is slated.
Besides signage, a truss has been erected and workers are busy with infrastructure sewer and pipeline work.
Neither newspaper, of course, reported on the news coming from state Senator Bill Perkins's oversight hearing on eminent domain January 5.