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Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park graphic: what's built/what's coming + FAQ (pinned post)

A casual de Blasio dis of the Nets leads to defensiveness and pushback (but where's the affordable housing?)

So, this casual, and not so wise, remark by Mayor Bill de Blasio certainly caused a firestorm:

This led to an article follow-ups from the Nets and the mayor's spokesman, captured in a New York Post article.

Cue more coverage, in NetsDaily, Patch, the Brooklyn Eagle, and more.

Have your back?

The irony regarding the Nets' claim that "we always have each other's backs," of course, is that basketball is a business, and the cast regularly changes. As in the latest Nets trade, sending Trevor Booker to the 76ers for Jahlil Okafor, Nik Stauskas, plus a 2nd-round pick in 2019.

And now NBA commissioner Adam Silver, questioned by the Post--who doesn't want to keep a tabloid story alive!--pushed back, in an article published this morning:
“I believe the Brooklyn Nets have exceeded all expectations in terms of the move from Secaucus to Brooklyn,” Silver said. “The development surrounding the area around the Barclays Center in Brooklyn is fantastic in terms of restaurants and commercial business and the residential (development).”
Well, OK, the team owners "will be the first to admit they made some rookie mistakes in their early days," Silver admitted, but they're now building.

Affordable housing

As to the development around the Barclays Center, well, it depends how you draw the circle and look into history. Building not far from the arena around the Brooklyn Academy of Music have nothing to do with the arena.

The affordable housing--the main selling point to Brooklynites for the larger Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park development--is well behind schedule and far less affordable than promised.