Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Brutally weird: the Courier Life's Stephen Witt on AY groundbreaking

The Courier-Life's notorious Stephen Witt has a rather blinkered perspective on Atlantic Yards, writing, in an article headlined Groundbreaking signals start of Barclays Center arena:
The project, which upon final buildout includes several thousand affordable and market-rate units of housing, will displace four commercial occupants and about 35 residents occupying 15 apartments.
It should go without saying that many other people and businesses were displaced, given that so many moved under the threat of eminent domain, with the value of the deals varying considerably.

Witt, a proud outlier from the "reality-based community," is the perfect chronicler of the Atlantic Yards world.

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