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 will own 95% of future construction.
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Jon Stewart to Jim Cramer: "You don’t just take their word at face value."
In a devastating takedown Thursday of CNBC "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer, "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart offered this sardonic observation: "I’m under the assumption, and maybe this is purely ridiculous, but I’m under the assumption that you don’t just take their word at face value, that you actually then go around and try to figure it out."