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The latest Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Brooklyn Construction Update, covering the two weeks beginning Monday August 3 and delivered yesterday by Empire State Development after preparation by Greenland Forest City Partners,  Read more

As noted in posts yesterday on Atlantic Yards Watch, trucks associated with the B3 tower in the Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park project--located at Dean Street and Sixth Avenue--are not supposed to use  Read more

From New York magazine, 7/15/15, The Fight Over Plastic Bags Is About a Lot More Than How to Get Groceries Home:As a question of civic policy, the plastic-bag debate would  Read more

The New York Islanders, from a business perspective, will not mirror the Brooklyn Nets, but they are reframing their fan base, as have the Nets, as the hockey team moves  Read more

I'll have a more extensive report from Tuesday's meeting of the Atlantic Yards Community Development Corporation (AY CDC) after Board Materials are posted. But the one agenda item up for  Read more

Solish (l.), via BisnowFrom the real estate publication Bisnow, 5 THINGS RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPERS SHOULD NEVER DO:[Greenland USA director of development Scott Solish] also pointed out that Greenland’s Pacific Park project in Brooklyn  Read more

Well, neighborhood activists noticed the same thing I did, the belated notice for after-hours concrete pours at the B14 site, as Peter Krashes wrote Monday night on Atlantic Yards Watch,  Read more

AY CDC responsibilitiesToday will be an interesting milestone for the Atlantic Yards Community Development Corporation (AY CDC), established last year as a partial concession to community concerns about project oversight. (It  Read more

At 6:42 pm last night--already after the 6 pm end time for standard construction hours--the Pacific Park Brooklyn Community Liaison Office sent a Community Notice:Late night work (5) nights between  Read more

Ruling in the preliminary stages of a bitter legal battle, state Supreme Court Justice Saliann Scarpulla rejected most of Forest City Ratner's efforts to narrow one of the three lawsuits  Read more

According to CompassRock, a real estate management firm that manages Stuyvesant Town/Peter Cooper Village in Manhattan, CompassRock Real Estate LLC Chosen to Manage Two Affordable Buildings at Pacific Park Brooklyn:New York,  Read more

It's astounding, isn't it?The Brooklyn Nets didn't come too close to making Forbes's list of The World's 50 Most Valuable Sports Teams 2014, in which #50, AC Milan, was valued  Read more

From DNAinfo, Lighted Sign Seeks to Lure Barclays Center Visitors to Park Slope's 5th AvePARK SLOPE — A merchants group is hoping a lighted sign over Fifth Avenue will make the  Read more

Call it the late-July surprise. Late afternoon yesterday, Empire State Development announced a meeting next Tuesday of the Atlantic Yards Community Development Corporation. That's less than three business days' notice for a  Read more

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle yesterday published Worker awarded $4.9M after Barclays Center construction accident. The case was captioned Michael Melville v. Brooklyn Arena, LLC, New York State Urban Development Corp. d/b/a  Read more

From Barclays Center Jobs After refusing to reveal details for years, the Barclays Center recently began specifying pay rates as it recruits part-timers. Wages start at $10.50 per hour for food  Read more

So, did developer Bruce Ratner give Gov. Andrew Cuomo's campaign account $15,000, as the Albany Times Union reported 7/15/15? (The article noted that the governor raised more than $5 million in  Read more

From Pacific Park BrooklynAround the time the developers of Pacific Park Brooklyn pitched the press--first, a New York Times exclusive, then a general release--on a mural project for the huge  Read more

The latest Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Brooklyn Construction Alert, covering the two weeks beginning yesterday and delivered after 4 pm yesterday, revealed that mobile cranes have been or will be added to  Read more

Updated with a comment from Dean Street resident and activist Peter Krashes.From the New York Times ArtsBeat today, 10 Murals in Brooklyn to Spruce Up Construction Site:An 820-foot stretch of  Read more

The Wall Street Journal, in an article published online last night, reports A Brooklyn Church Is About to Vanish: Church of the Redeemer, established soon after the Civil War, is due  Read more

Remember how Nassau Coliseum redeveloper Bruce Ratner claimed in 2013, in response to a question about government subsidies, "This is one of those opposites. We're giving the municipality money, not  Read more

From historian Michael Beschloss in the New York Times's The Upshot, The Dodgers Departed Long Before Brooklyn Bounced Back:Some sentimental Brooklynites sadly recall the demolition of Ebbets Field, in the  Read more

So, why do I think the lawsuit charging the Barclays Center with dangerous design will get settled and dismissed before trial?Because it's the nature of corporate entities to ensure that  Read more

There has been (and will be) inevitable tension between the imperatives of operating the Barclays Center and building and operating towers around it, especially but not limited to the three  Read more

Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov apparently wants to own all of the Brooklyn Nets (he owns 80%) and the Barclays Center (how owns 45%).Sports journalist Ric Bucher of Bleacher Report said Prokhorov wants to  Read more

There's a very intriguing slide in the June 2015 investor presentation from Forest City Enterprises.As shown below, Forest City, which owns 62% of Nets Sports & Entertainment (NS&E)--the entity that  Read more

On July 13, Forest City Enterprises announced it was furthering announced plans to convert to a real estate investment trust, or REIT, beginning next year:Forest City Realty Trust, Inc. ("Forest City  Read more

The tight upper bowl of the Barclays Center means some very steep rows, and has left a certain fraction of arenagoers alarmed by the potential hazard, especially given narrow aisles,  Read more

A triumphant, quote-filled press release from the mayor's office yesterday was headlined De Blasio Administration Announces a Record-Breaking 20,325 Affordable Apartments and Homes Financed in Last Fiscal Year, Enough for  Read more

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