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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Journalism, or advertising? 550 Vanderbilt gets hype in Daily News, Post
There's a famous (if murky) quote that states "News Is What Somebody Does Not Want You To Print. All the Rest Is Advertising."
Sometimes the advertising is more blatant.
Consider excerpts from two real estate feature articles just published by the tabloids, which hype the coming Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park tower at 550 Vanderbilt, and the northwest corner of Dean Street and Vanderbilt Avenue.
(They of course ignore the skewed renderings I pointed out in the GIF reproduced at right, in which the three-story brick building directly south on Vanderbilt is stretched out so as to diminish the scale of the tower across the street. Note especially the width of the windows.)