In a letter scheduled to be sent Thursday to Alicia Glen, deputy mayor for housing and economic development, several liberal groups said her approach to housing didn’t include enough units for the lowest-income New Yorkers.
“So far, your housing policies have largely failed to address the needs of the lowest-income residents, many of whom face homelessness and a frightening future in shelters,” said the letter, which was signed by six groups, including New York Communities for Change and the Black Institute.
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.