Sunday, July 28, 2013

On Aug. 3, my Atlantic Yards tour; on Aug. 4, my Atlantic Yards talk (plus essay: "The Barclays Center Emerges, Overshadowing Atlantic Yards Skepticism")

My Atlantic Yards tour Saturday, August 3, via the Municipal Art Society:
Atlantic Yards: Urban Debate, Arena Debut
10:00 AM - Join Atlantic Yards Report watchdog journalist and guide Norman Oder on a walk around and beyond the controversial Atlantic Yards site, home to the new Barclays Center arena, and 16 planned towers. While visiting Fort Greene and Prospect Heights, we will discuss the context, history, and still uncertain future of the ambitious project (announced in 2003), and the debates about urban design, architecture, public process, and eminent domain. Current issues involve the developer's plans to build the world's tallest modular tower, the mostly favorable reception of the arena, sited adjacent to a transit hub yet still frustrating some neighbors, and the court-ordered environmental review for the project's second phase. $20 / $15 Members.
Note: pre-paid tickets only.

My Atlantic Yards mini-lecture 1:40 pm, Sunday, August 4, part of the Boog City Poetry & Music festival (here's the full program, with an essay on AY, "The Barclays Center Emerges, Overshadowing Atlantic Yards Skepticism"):
Unnameable Books
600 Vanderbilt Ave.
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
I should be speaking for about ten minutes. That's not a lot of time for the Atlantic Yards saga, but, given the location, I may be talking about the "cappuccino test."

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