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It's all about the frame, right? So the article from Quartz, The Chinese Government Is Building Affordable Housing in Brooklyn (repurposed on fellow Atlantic site CityLab), was a particularly sheep-like framing of  Read more

The New York Times yesterday had an intriguing article, With Electric Jackhammers, Plans to Quiet an Earsplitting City Sound:While most contractors still rely on the clangorous pneumatic drills driven by compressed  Read more

Updated with more details.A community notice sent out last night from Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park developer Forest City Ratner indicates that, for several hours during on Saturday, Sixth Avenue between Atlantic  Read more

From Bryan Joyner in The Classical, What Jeffrey Gamblero Knew, about the untimely death of a Nets superfan:I should note that I found Gamblero to be singularly annoying, a perfect  Read more

After several New York elected officials and a good number of media outlets signed on to Mayor Bill de Blasio's myopic framing of the 535 Carlton launch--an all-affordable rental building  Read more

For locals, the Barclays Center is in Prospect Heights, at the edge of Downtown Brooklyn. For the developers of the Project Formerly Known as Atlantic Yards, the arena is in  Read more

Inside construction fence: ceremonial signage andview of existing row houses across Carlton AvenueNext year, a Chinese diplomat reminded onlookers at the ceremonial groundbreaking yesterday for the "all-affordable" 535 Carlton tower--launching  Read more

Note previous analysis regarding the claim of "Brooklyn's newest neighborhood," the delay in the promised Atlantic Yards Community Development Corporation, the lack of real affordability in the next two towers,  Read more

Also note analysis regarding the claim of "Brooklyn's newest neighborhood," the delay in the promised Atlantic Yards Community Development Corporation, and the lack of real affordability in the next two  Read more

Also note analysis regarding on the claim of "Brooklyn's newest neighborhood," the delay in the promised Atlantic Yards Community Development Corporation, and the already-launched effort to sell condos to Chinese buyers.Keep  Read more

In his intriguing piece in yesterday's Times Sports section, Soccer Shows How the N.B.A. Could Make Losing Hurt, Victor Mather suggested a solution to tanking:Imagine if, as in soccer leagues around  Read more

From the front page of yesterday's New York Times, Good Intentions of Detroit Residents Are Tested by Blight:DETROIT — In and around the abandoned houses on Mount Vernon Street, brawls and  Read more

Also note analysis regarding the delay in the promised Atlantic Yards Community Development Corporation, the lack of real affordability in the next two towers, and the efforts to market unbuilt condos to Chinese buyers.It's  Read more

Also note analysis regarding the claim of "Brooklyn's newest neighborhood," the lack of real affordability in the next two towers, and the efforts to market unbuilt condos to Chinese buyers.It's  Read more

Recently I noted some unintentionally understated predictions about Atlantic Yards, such as the official observation that "Atlantic Yards will be many things to many people" or an investment analyst's statement that “I  Read more

It's notable how discussion of EB-5 financing has become detached from the realities behind it. From Bisnow:One of the hottest investment vehicles in NYC right now is EB-5 financing, say  Read more

It's notable how discussion of EB-5 financing has become detached from the realities behind it. From Bisnow:One of the hottest investment vehicles in NYC right now is EB-5 financing, say  Read more

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As the Democratic National Committee deliberates among Brooklyn, Philadelphia, and Columbus for the 2016 DNC Convention, there's been a strong effort to portray elected officials and especially Brooklynites as united  Read more

The Barclays Center--the 900-pound gorilla of Brooklyn--is growing in clout.Now it's locking up a TV station. So, in a mix of news and promotion, PIX11, Barclays Center announce multi-year strategic  Read more

It's less than a week before the December 15 groundbreaking for the next Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park tower, the 100% affordable building at 535 Carlton Avenue, as well as the December 16  Read more

The two cranes working on the Barclays Center roof, fully extended in the first photo, taken from the Atlantic Yards Watch web cam yesterday morning, were later folded down significantly,  Read more

"We are Brooklyn" has ironic tinge. Such protests would beimpossible had the office tower been built. AP via WSJIt was a strange night at and around the Barclays Center last night.The  Read more

According to the latest Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Construction Update, issued today by Empire State Development after preparation by Greenland Forest City Partners, groundbreaking for the next two towers, the affordable  Read more

Update: the Daily News--a business partner with the arena--says the DOB violations "appear to predate the Barclays Center’s new building permit,” according to the city, while the EPA issues were resolved  Read more

A press release 12/4/04, Barclays Center Forms Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment Advisory Board:BROOKLYN (December 4, 2014) – Barclays Center has formed the Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment Advisory Board, a  Read more

The not-fully-disclosed but inevitable consequences of stuffing the Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park project into Prospect Heights now causes significant bottlenecks on Dean Street between Carlton and Vanderbilt avenues.Dean Street has been  Read more

Despite the general happy talk in The Barclays effect, in Capital New York,  the impact around the arena is more mixed, as landlords seek upscale tenants and some longer-term businesses  Read more

So, what's happening when the National Basketball Association All-Star Game week comes to New York in the middle of February?It's a bit of a mystery, but it will be a big--and  Read more

The Barclays Center has issued event calendars for January and February, and reissued the one for December, adding several events.December 2014While as of October there were 15 events scheduled for December,  Read more

When a developer can't pay back a loan, the best option for the lender may simply be to give the developer more time, and that's what has happened--for the second  Read more

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