FDNY & USMC Drill at Barclays Center - 9/13/13 (BK)
Notification issued 9/12/13 at 5:00 PM. From 8 PM Friday, 9/13/13 until 2 AM Saturday, 9/14/13, the FDNY and US Marine Corps are conducting an exercise at the Barclays Center, at Atlantic Ave and Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn. Expect to see military vehicles and personnel in hazardous materials suits near Dean Street, between Flatbush and 6th Aves, as well as volunteers in disaster simulation makeup. This is only a drill.
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.