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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More gridlock in the North Slope--and some after rush hour
Wonder what streets in North Park Slope and Flatbush Avenue near the Atlantic Yards site look like during and after rush hour? Check out these videos filmed on the morning of Wednesday, 11/2/11--a follow-up to a video filmed about two weeks earlier.
Gridlock on Sixth Avenue in the North Slope, about 8:45 am
It takes more than 95 seconds for one van to move.
More gridlock on Sixth Avenue in the North Slope, about 8:45 am