This watchdog blog, by journalist Norman Oder, offers analysis, commentary, and reportage about the $4.9B project to build the Barclays Center arena and 15-16 towers at a crucial site in Brooklyn. Dubbed Atlantic Yards by developer Forest City Ratner in 2003, it was rebranded Pacific Park Brooklyn in 2014 after the Chinese government-owned Greenland Group bought a 70% stake going forward. As of 2018, after the arena and four towers were built, Greenland owns 95% of future construction.
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This week, the (print) Brooklyn Paper ignores AY news
So this week news breaks that Forest City Ratner has bailed out the national advocacy organization ACORN, and that it has stopped all work at the Vanderbilt Yard.
What does the Brooklyn Paper--which last year won a "newspaper of the year" award in part for its Atlantic Yards coverage--do?
This week they give us a screaming headline about how a hapless pizza delivery guy vandalized an elevator.