The Nets are scheduled to move to a new arena in downtown Brooklyn in two years, placing them squarely in competition with the Knicks. Anthony, who was born in Brooklyn, would provide instant star power and credibility and set up a rivalry with Stoudemire, his good friend.From the Corrections box in the 4/27/06 New York Times:
Because of an editing error, an article in The Arts on Tuesday about Frank Gehry's design for the first phase of the Grand Avenue development project in Los Angeles misstated the location of the proposed Atlantic Yards project that Mr. Gehry is designing in Brooklyn. (The error also appeared in sports articles on Feb. 9 and April 11, in the City section on Jan. 15 and in several articles in 2003, 2004 and 2005.) It is on rail yards and other land in Prospect Heights and on a block in Park Slope; it is not in Downtown Brooklyn, although it is near that neighborhood.A 9/12/10 Times Arts article said "near downtown Brooklyn."
A 6/30/10 Sports article said "in downtown Brooklyn."
A 6/26/10 Sports article said "in downtown Brooklyn."
A 5/20/10 Sports column said "near downtown Brooklyn."
C'mon, can't they get this straight?
Forest City Ratner says the arena's "in" Downtown Brooklyn. The map says it isn't.
Maybe the arena would extend Downtown Brooklyn. But that hasn't happened yet.
As I wrote 6/2/08, Atlantic Yards would still be a dogleg extension of Downtown Brooklyn and thus does not deserve that moniker, despite Forest City Ratner's rhetoric.
After all, the map from the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership can't even fit Atlantic Yards; the only building to appear is the tower planned (and delayed) for Site 5 at the far west of the footprint. Also, the city's rezoning for Downtown Brooklyn did not include the Atlantic Yards site. (Actually, one small parcel was initially included, then dropped.)