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Now even the MTA Chairman calls the rail destination "Atlantic Yards"

The railyard in Brooklyn connected to Atlantic Terminal that's the key public property in Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park was always called the Vanderbilt Yard or, more colloquially, the Atlantic railyards. 

But Forest City Ratner's brand name announcement in 2003, which often confused the press and commenters, apparently has penetrated the rhetoric of people who should know better.

A 1/4/17 LIRR Incident and Service Status Update from the Metropolitan Transporation Authority began this way:
Earlier today (January 4) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and MTA Chairman Thomas F. Prendergast provided media with an update on this morning’s LIRR derailment at Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn.
At approximately 8:15 a.m., LIRR Train No. 2817, scheduled to depart from Far Rockaway at 7:18 a.m. and due into Atlantic Terminal, Brooklyn, at 8:11 a.m., made contact with the bumping block at Track 6 at Atlantic Terminal.
But then consider this passage from the press conference:
Reporter: When did the train leave?
Tom Prendergast: I don't know the interval because the Far Rockaway train comes in from Far Rockaway and into Atlantic Yards.
It doesn't.