The Times's Learning Network flubs Atlantic Yards: three errors in two sentences (but then fixes it)
But give them credit for fixing it quickly.
After years of contentious debate and taxpayer protest, an arena at Atlantic Yards in downtown Brooklyn is under now construction. It will be the new home of the National Basketball Association’s New Jersey Nets, who on Monday were officially renamed the Brooklyn Nets.My comment
I commented that there were three factual errors.
Second, the arena's not in downtown Brooklyn. It's near Downtown Brooklyn. (The Times has published several corrections on this.)
The distinction is worth making--for example, Downtown Brooklyn was actually rezoned for increased development, while the Prospect Heights site for Atlantic Yards was not rezoned, but instead subject to a state override of zoning on behalf of developer Forest City Ratner.
Third, the team can't be officially renamed the Brooklyn Nets until it moves to Brooklyn. There's one more season left. Jay-Z announcing the name change on September 26 does not mean it's done.
The page editor posted a note that it had been corrected:
After years of contentious debate and protest, an arena at Atlantic Yards near downtown Brooklyn is under now construction. It will be the new home of the National Basketball Association’s New Jersey Nets, who will be officially renamed the Brooklyn Nets.