Tuesday, August 11, 2015

That "intricate" map celebrating Pacific Park vastly distorts project's prominence

According to puffery from the Pacific Park developers via the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, "Artist in Chief Mike Perry" has "created an intricate, two-dimensional map of Brooklyn to celebrate the Pacific Park Arts project. The illustrated map includes well-known landmarks, recognizable neighborhood topography and pedestrians enjoying daily life in the city’s most dynamic borough."

Even allowing artistic license and perspective--see those giant pedestrians?--the map seems quite distorted, overstating the size of Pacific Park, thus implicitly endorsing the developer's absurd claim that the project represents "Brooklyn's newest neighborhood."

Consider, as I've annotated below, that the project's northern boundary is Atlantic Avenue, bordering the arena, but the graphic suggests a much more extensive project, going north to perhaps Lafayette Avenue.

Also note that Pacific Park, at 22 acres, appears as large if not larger than the Brooklyn Navy Yard, which occupies more than 300 acres.

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