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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Sixth Avenue between Atlantic/Pacific to be closed one more week starting Monday; not disclosed in Construction Update
The previous notice, citing work through June 1
Sixth Avenue between Atlantic Avenue and Pacific Street will be closed for one week longer than previously announced, starting at 7 am Monday June 1 and lasting through 5 am Monday June 8.
The work involves utility work that's part of the project's West Portal construction, or a direct path from the railyard to the terminal underneath the Atlantic Terminal mall.
That information was disclosed in a Revised Community Notice (bottom) circulated yesterday afternoon by the developer of Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park, along with Empire State Development, the state agency overseeing/shepherding the project.
The extension became clear by comparing it to the previous notice (right). But there was no explanation for the need to shut down the block for another week.
Presumably the completion of the work was delayed, a not uncommon phenomenon in this project. But if they knew it was delayed, they should have know an extension was needed.
However, the extended work was not disclosed in the two-week Construction Update (bottom) dated May 25, just three days earlier and issued last Friday. That suggests that the developers did not want to call attention to it. That's not very transparent.