What about the Daily News article this week that somehow described the development adjacent to the arena as "slated for 2,250 units of affordable housing," ignoring the 4180 not so affordable units? That's why Forest City spends and strategizes on public relations.
But recently Forest City has actually on the wrong side of some sloppy reporting, and people have been misinformed about the exact nature of the affordable housing in the first tower, B2.
As a parenthetical in a long 2/19/14 article on affordable housing, the New York Observer reported:
(Atlantic Yards has drawn flak for devoting a majority of its first “affordable” apartments—projected to rent for $2,180 to $2,740 a month—to tenants making 120 to 150 percent of the AMI.)
To be precise, there would be two-bedroom units for families earning six figures in two income bands--140% and 160%--and they would rent for $2180 and $2740, respectively.