Thursday, September 29, 2011

"Jay-Z Rocks the House"? Brooklyn Paper stays sunny side up

The Brooklyn Paper, ever eager to boost Atlantic Yards, this week informs us that "JAY-Z ROCKS THE HOUSE."

Well, maybe he will when he plays the Barclays Center next year, but his promotional presentation on 9/26/11 lasted less than two minutes, and was, in the words of a Times hoops writer, "brief and anticlimactic."

I called it "an anticlimax for news," too.

Of course the Brooklyn Paper didn't bother to report on the curious statements made by developer Bruce Ratner or Borough President Marty Markowitz.

(There was a token voice of dissent, from Battle for Brooklyn filmmaker Michael Galinsky.)

Or the meeting Empire State Development CEO Kenneth Adams had that same night with Brooklyn elected officials.

Or the glaring discrepancy between the rules that trucks at the Atlantic Yards site are supposed to follow and their actual performance.

Let's go to the videotape

Did Jay-Z rock the house? The video below will help you decide.

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