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.
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At Flatbush and Dean, a D-Will mural at the Bergen Tile site
Two days ago, the highly-caffeinated energy drink Red Bull, which sponsors Nets point guard Deron Williams, got a D-Will mural painted on the protective fencing outside the Bergen Tile property on Flatbush Avenue just past Dean Street, opposite the arena.
(The property is supposed to be demolished for a new development.)
In the photo at right, it looks like someone was posting for a fashion shoot. (Artist Tristan Eaton also designed part of a custom Red Bull can.)