Time: 14:00 – 16:00
Walk Host: Norman Oder, author, Atlantic Yards Report blog, and founder of New York Like a Native tours
Accessibility: Fully Accessible
Description: Jane's Walkers will learn the context of Brooklyn’s most controversial development project with Norman Oder, the journalist behind the Atlantic Yards Report blog and founder of New York Like a Native tours. The walk will begin near Atlantic Terminal, in front of the Williamsburgh Savings Bank, Brooklyn's iconic tower. Walkers will then dip into the revitalized Fort Greene community before traversing the area around the Barclays Center arena and the rest of the unbuilt Atlantic Yards footprint in Prospect Heights.
Meeting Place: The Williamsburgh Savings Bank/One Hanson Place (near the intersection of Atlantic and Flatbush Ave.)
Ending Place: Corner of Dean Street and Vanderbilt Avenue, Prospect Heights
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.