Sunday, April 15, 2012

A (free) Atlantic Yards walking tour May 5, 2 pm, part of Jane's Walks

The Municipal Art Society and Jane Jacobs Walk, which catalog a whole weekend of walks in honor of the famed urbanist, offer on Saturday, May 5, Atlantic Yards: Brooklyn’s Most Controversial Development:
Time: 14:00 – 16:00
Walk Host: Norman Oder, author, Atlantic Yards Report blog, and founder of New York Like a Native tours
Accessibility: Fully Accessible
Description: Jane's Walkers will learn the context of Brooklyn’s most controversial development project with Norman Oder, the journalist behind the Atlantic Yards Report blog and founder of New York Like a Native tours. The walk will begin near Atlantic Terminal, in front of the Williamsburgh Savings Bank, Brooklyn's iconic tower. Walkers will then dip into the revitalized Fort Greene community before traversing the area around the Barclays Center arena and the rest of the unbuilt Atlantic Yards footprint in Prospect Heights.
Meeting Place: The Williamsburgh Savings Bank/One Hanson Place (near the intersection of Atlantic and Flatbush Ave.)
Ending Place: Corner of Dean Street and Vanderbilt Avenue, Prospect Heights

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