South Brooklyn - The Good, the Bad & the Beautiful
CNU NYC is pleased to invite you to the first in a series of City Walks. We will look at some old and new development in Brooklyn, with a walk through Park Slope and Pacific Park (the former Atlantic Yards). The tour finishes in Fort Greene with drinks in the outdoor garden at Habana Outpost in Fort Greene - on the corner of South Portland Avenue, which the readers of Time Out. called "the most beautiful street in New York."
Brooklyn architect and urbanist Gaither Pratt will lead the tour. Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council Chair and Brooklyn Speaks activist Gib Veconi will say a few words about Pacific Park. As always, the CNU NYC tours follow the New York Rules of Order.* Please spread the word among interested urbanists and New Yorkers.
WHERE: In the plaza in front of the Barclays Center, at the intersection of Atlantic and Flatbush Avenues.
WHEN: 7:00 - 9:30 PM, August 15, 2018
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* New York Rules of Order - Anyone may interrupt at any time.
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 owns 95% of future construction.