Sunday, September 30, 2012

Post finds outrage over Barclays Center roof laser targeting monument; arena operators say it's for one weekend (but don't apologize); evidence of another hit: Wyckoff Gardens

The New York Post follows up on my coverage yesterday of the Barclays Center roof laser targeting the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument by republishing the photos and finding (it wasn't too tough, I'd bet) Monumental outrage over Barclays beam

“Anything that distracts from that should not be allowed. You wouldn’t want to see a laser on the Vietnam Monument in Washington," Ruth Goldstein, founding chairwoman of the Fort Greene Park Conservancy, told the newspaper. Council Member Letitia James wasn't pleased.

Arena operators, at least to the Post, weren't apologizing, explaining that the two lasers were just for the opening weekend “We received the proper permits from the FAA, and we are delighted to celebrate the opening of Barclays Center,” said spokesman Barry Baum.

Another target: Wyckoff Gardens

According to a Park Slope resident who sent me the photo below, the laser also hit the Wyckoff Gardens housing project in Gowanus: look for the green dots.


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