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Rounding up the "columns" on the groundbreaking

Last week and in this coming week I'll try to compensate slightly for the failure of any metro columnists to show up and glean insights from the rich spectacle of the Barclays Center groundbreaking March 11.

Below are links to the first five "columns."

March 15: Atlantic Yards a "job creation" engine? Only if you believe the myths propounded by Bloomberg, Paterson, and Ratner

March 16: Deep bench at the groundbreaking? There were only enough Brooklyn elected officials to play three-on-three

March 17: Did Brooklyn "do it again" or just get played? The endless marketing and unbearable banality of borough iconography

March 18: The Darryl Greene asterisk on minority contracting (not that Paterson noticed), the Bloomberg asterisk on the CBA, and now the City Bar's CBA critique

March 19: Legal payoffs, dubious payments, FCR's corporate ethics, and the continuing mystery of Ridge Hill