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Well, New York Magazine calls its Approval Matrix "Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies." It's usually quite savvy. But not always.Consider the Lowbrow/Brilliant designation  Read more

Yesterday, a bit late, the Barclays Center released its July 2015 event calendar, as well as the calendar for the next two months--which obviously may be filled in more.It's a  Read more

Updated of 7/1 coverage 7/2 with mention of CEC 13 letter.The school, once planned for B5, is now planned for B15There was vocal support at a public hearing that the  Read more

June 30 photo of Sixth Avenue north of Dean StreetIt's vexing for neighbors, and its vexing for the cops--but a solution may be in sight.Construction of Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park has  Read more

In 2009, Nets CEO Brett Yormark famously declared, "And if you know anything about the Nets, we drive business PR. That’s what we do. We’ve got a young man who  Read more

There are a couple of very interesting tidbits in the Wall Street Journal article yesterday, Islanders Making Their Move to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. Yes, tickets are selling well:Before the Islanders’ full  Read more

A Crain's New York Business article, originally headlined "Forest City Ratner creates a modular-housing division, names unit leader," has been  updated to Forest City Ratner will keep its modular-housing factory  Read more

At the Community Update (fka Quality of Life) meeting last Wednesday, executives from developer Greenland Forest City Ratner partners and state and city agencies heard several complaints about unsafe streets, notably the  Read more

At the Community Update (fka Quality of Life) meeting last Wednesday, Forest City Ratner executive Ashley Cotton noted that construction work had just started at the  38 Sixth Avenue site at the  Read more

The Wall Street Journal, in Pacific Park Condo Gets Construction Loan, reports today that the 550 Vanderbilt condo building got a $200 million construction loan from HSBC Holdings PLC. Such market-rate units  Read more

Crain's New York Business has issued its Most Powerful Women 2015, with Forest City Ratner Chief Executive MaryAnne Gilmartin ranked 17, just one step below her ranking two years ago:As  Read more

"I think the speed and pace and scale of what's happening in the borough now is why I think everyone's pinching themselves, and find it hard to believe," says Tucker  Read more

I missed this 4/29/15 press release, Greenland USA Opens National Sales and Marketing Center in Heart of Downtown Los Angeles: Real Estate Giant to Showcase Residences for Metropolis and Future  Read more

From Capital New York, this morning,Pacific Park developer Bruce Ratner got into real estate because he wanted to make $120,000 a year in passive income.“Obviously, it didn’t work out that  Read more

“The NBA is entertainment, too, not sports,” former referee Tim Donaghy recently told New York magazine. And a business.Consider the prominence at p.r. events over the past two years of  Read more

“The NBA is entertainment, too, not sports,” former referee Tim Donaghy recently told New York magazine. And a business.Consider the prominence at p.r. events over the past two years of  Read more

I'll have more coverage from the Community Update meeting in subsequent posts.The Barclays Center green roof is still delayed--but still on the delayed timetable acknowledged in February. As I reported in February, developer  Read more

Well, we should have guessed.In advance of tonight's Community Update meeting, which includes an "open space presentation," developer Greenland Forest City Partners placed an "exclusive" with a friendly newspaper, the  Read more

Capital New York (paywall only) points to a brief but potentially important decision yesterday by an appellate court in the lawsuit by Stephanie Bonadio against New York University and its  Read more

It's stunning, a testament to the roaring New York/Brooklyn/Prospect Heights real estate market, as well as the unpredictability of project timing, the entrance of a deep-pocketed partner, and the opportunity  Read more

Unlike in the past two two-week periods, the latest Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Construction Update--dated June 22 and covering the next two weeks--was not released on the Friday before the official Monday  Read more

Remember how the Atlantic Yards Community Development Corporation (AY CDC) was set up "to improve oversight and monitoring of the project," with the appointed board "responsible for monitoring the delivery  Read more

The Barclays Center Plaza--the Daily News Plaza--is the site tonight for a vigil in support of the victims of the massacre in Charleston, which Borough President Eric Adams rightly calls  Read more

Greenland Forest City Partners and Empire State Development Corporation (ESD) will host the next Community Update (formerly known as Quality of Life) meeting on Wednesday, June 24, from 6 to  Read more

As noted on Atlantic Yards Watch, Brooklyn Community Board 8 has received the following notice from Con Edison:Con Edison will be installing new electric service on Dean Street between Carlton Avenue  Read more

Not modular. Perspective skewed.It's "Orwellian, almost."City and state officials--who work for the public, remember--have, in service of developer Greenland Forest City Partners, contributed to a deceptive, misleading portrayal of the  Read more

There was an interesting quote in the 6/12/15 Wall Street Journal profile of Gary LaBarbera, Growth of Nonunion Construction Tests New York City Labor Leader, subtitled "New reality for unions  Read more

There are a couple of very interesting tidbits in the Real Deal's report on a question at TerraCRG’s Only Brooklyn real estate summit yesterday, Greenland must “see it to believe it” with  Read more

Brian Erni of IslandersPointBlank yesterday contended, Isles, not Nets, are the premier tenant at Barclays Center:Ever since news broke that the Islanders’ secondary banners would not make the trip to  Read more

The U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs held a hearing 6/11/15, Blowing the Whistle on Retaliation: Accounts of Current and Former Federal Agency Whistleblowers, and one topic  Read more

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