Friday, June 12, 2015

News vs. publicity: arena green roof work means before-hours noise; Nets honored at benefit; Forest City's day of service

As the saying goes, "News is what people want to keep hidden and everything else is publicity."

So two sunny mentions of the Brooklyn Nets and Forest City Ratner, press releases dutifully reproduced in the low-barrier-to-entry Brooklyn Daily Eagle, qualify as publicity.

“Forest City Ratner Companies is not only in the business of creating new dynamic neighborhood destinations, we are deeply committed to supporting and amplifying the existing city fabric by making important investments in local communities," developer Bruce Ratner said in a press release regarding the company's day of service.

And, rather, news comes from Atlantic Yards Watch, where before-hours work on the Barclays Center green roof, banging at 5:30 a.m., is described in a video:



(City work hours M-F are supposed to start at 7 a.m., unless there's a special permit, and there's been no announcement of the latter.)

Forest City publicity, v. 1

From the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 6/10/15, Maimonides Cancer Center honors Brooklyn Nets, community members at annual benefit, "The Brooklyn Nets were given the Champions of Brooklyn Award for their donations to the Cancer Center, with Brett Yormark, CEO of the Brooklyn Nets, and Barclays Center, representing the team."

And those donations represent what percentage of the various tax breaks and other government help?

Forest City publicty, v. 2

This next made City & State's First Read publication:
9:30 a.m. - Forest City Ratner Companies’ Bruce Ratner and City Councilman Carlos Menchaca announce a partnership with Rebuilding Together New York City, Red Hook Initiative and Good Shepherd Services on making improvements in Brooklyn‘s Red Hook community, Miccio Center, 110 W. 9th St., Brooklyn.
From the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 6/11/15,  Forest City Ratner volunteers partner on Red Hook Revitalization Day:

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