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Courtesy in a Hard Hat - New York Times

Atlantic Yards - February 7, 2016 - 8:30am

Courtesy in a Hard Hat
New York Times
Passing the Pacific Park renovations at Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn every morning made my walk to work less appealing. The mammoth cranes, road blockages and omnipresent construction workers added to my reluctance. It was a crisp fall day, but I decided ...

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Chinese Governments and EB-5 Projects — What the Witness Did Not Report - Immigration Blog (blog)

Atlantic Yards - February 4, 2016 - 10:47am

Chinese Governments and EB-5 Projects — What the Witness Did Not Report
Immigration Blog (blog)
It involves a huge development in Brooklyn that was first called Atlantic Yards and then, presumably because of its Chinese investors, was renamed Pacific Park. Norman Oder, who has reported extensively about the EB-5 role in this development, has ...

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Forest City Bids Adieu to Stake in Barclays, Nets - Commercial Property Executive

Atlantic Yards - February 3, 2016 - 9:03am

Commercial Property Executive

Forest City Bids Adieu to Stake in Barclays, Nets
Commercial Property Executive
“Developing the Barclays Center arena as an anchor for our Pacific Park Brooklyn (formerly Atlantic Yards) project was a unique opportunity for Forest City to bring major-league sports and world-class entertainment to Brooklyn, where the company has a ...

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On the Market: Uber Drivers Call Foul Over Fare Cut; Market Diner's Demolition - Observer

Atlantic Yards - February 2, 2016 - 11:17am

Observer

On the Market: Uber Drivers Call Foul Over Fare Cut; Market Diner's Demolition
Observer
NY1 only just noticed that Forest City Ratner/Greenland have been trying to rebrand Atlantic Yards as Pacific Park, an effort launched in the summer of 2014. They noted that “after some 30 lawsuits attempting to stop the project, the developers think ...

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Real estate's love-hate relationship with de Blasio - The Real Deal Magazine

Atlantic Yards - February 2, 2016 - 10:39am

The Real Deal Magazine

Real estate's love-hate relationship with de Blasio
The Real Deal Magazine
MaryAnne Gilmartin, the CEO of Forest City Ratner, who has worked with de Blasio on the Atlantic Yards development, argued that the mayor's housing and rezoning agenda are in line with both the interests of the real estate industry and the city ...

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EXCLUSIVE: Anti-cheating probe shows 36 NYC schools botched online classes and credit recovery programs - New York Daily News

Atlantic Yards - February 2, 2016 - 4:01am

New York Daily News

EXCLUSIVE: Anti-cheating probe shows 36 NYC schools botched online classes and credit recovery programs
New York Daily News
Another 19 schools mishandled the administration of online courses where students substitute classroom lessons with Web-based learning, the Education Department said. SCHOOL IN BROOKLYN'S ATLANTIC YARDS TO SERVE 616 JUNIOR HIGH ...

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Barclays Center in Brooklyn Becomes a Classroom - New York Times

Atlantic Yards - February 1, 2016 - 9:42am

New York Times

Barclays Center in Brooklyn Becomes a Classroom
New York Times
First, there was “Battle for Brooklyn,” about the fight, both on the streets and in the courts, to stop Atlantic Yards (since renamed Pacific Park). A vigorous debate ensued among the students about whether it was proper to use eminent domain, a ...

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Middle ground: Atlantic Yards will have intermediate school - Brooklyn Paper

Atlantic Yards - February 1, 2016 - 1:07am

Brooklyn Paper

Middle ground: Atlantic Yards will have intermediate school
Brooklyn Paper
But local residents and pols had other ideas, insisting what the area's school district — which also encompasses Brooklyn Heights, Downtown, Dumbo, Fort Greene, and Clinton Hill — really needs is a dedicated middle school, and launched a campaign in ...

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Bisnow Exclusive: MaryAnne Gilmartin On Pacific Park And The Future Of Modular Construction - Bisnow

Atlantic Yards - January 31, 2016 - 3:37pm

Bisnow

Bisnow Exclusive: MaryAnne Gilmartin On Pacific Park And The Future Of Modular Construction
Bisnow
The 32-story, 363-unit project was supposed to save time and money by being built off-site at a Brooklyn Navy Yard factory that FCRC now owns. But MaryAnne says the innovative idea was done in by its partner: Skanska USA, which co-owned the plant with ...

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DUMBO's Dock Street middle school to open Sept. 2016 - Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Atlantic Yards - January 29, 2016 - 3:23pm

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

DUMBO's Dock Street middle school to open Sept. 2016
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Housed in Two Trees Management's new development on the corner of Dock and Water Streets (at 19 Dock St.) near the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge, the school will serve 6th through 8th graders from across Brooklyn's District 13 (Bedford-Stuyvesant, Fort ...

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Driver, 74, fatally strikes woman crossing Brooklyn street - New York Daily News

Atlantic Yards - January 29, 2016 - 4:44am

Driver, 74, fatally strikes woman crossing Brooklyn street
New York Daily News
A 74-year-old driver struck and killed a woman crossing a Brooklyn street on Thursday. Giovano Romano turned his 1997 Buick left off of Bath Ave. in Bensonhurst just after 1 p.m. and hit Alfiya Djuraeva, 56, of Brooklyn, who was crossing 20th Ave ...

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School in Brooklyn's Atlantic Yards to serve 616 junior high students only - New York Daily News

Atlantic Yards - January 29, 2016 - 4:20am

New York Daily News

School in Brooklyn's Atlantic Yards to serve 616 junior high students only
New York Daily News
A hotly anticipated 616-seat school set to open in Brooklyn's Atlantic Yards complex will serve junior high students, city schools boss Carmen Fariña said Thursday. The announcement ended months of speculation and public discussion over what grades the ...
Fariña: New middle school coming to Atlantic YardsBrooklyn Daily Eagle
Farina Announces MIddle School Coming To Atlantic Yards/Pacific ParkKings County Politics (registration)
DOE Chancellor Carmen Fariña Confirms Eventual Inclusion Of A Middle School At Pacific Park/Atlantic YardsFort Greene Focus (registration) (blog)

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Why the Presidential Race Ignores Urban America - CounterPunch

Atlantic Yards - January 29, 2016 - 3:53am

CounterPunch

Why the Presidential Race Ignores Urban America
CounterPunch
There are books and films on such legendary struggles as the battles to stop Brooklyn's massive Atlantic Yards and the mass evictions and demolition at San Francisco's International Hotel. In contrast, describing low-income communities battling ...

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Fariña: New middle school coming to Atlantic Yards - Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Atlantic Yards - January 28, 2016 - 5:36pm

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Fariña: New middle school coming to Atlantic Yards
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Fariña casually dropped the announcement following her headliner at the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce's Newsmaker event – which never fails to make news, said Chamber President and CEO Carlo Scissura. Gib Veconi, chair of the Prospect Heights ...
School in Brooklyn's Atlantic Yards to serve 616 junior high students onlyNew York Daily News
DOE Chancellor Carmen Fariña Confirms Eventual Inclusion Of A Middle School At Pacific Park/Atlantic YardsFort Greene Focus (registration) (blog)
Farina Announces MIddle School Coming To Atlantic Yards/Pacific ParkKings County Politics (registration)

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Middle School Chosen for Atlantic Yards Tower, Chancellor Farina Says - DNAinfo

Atlantic Yards - January 28, 2016 - 2:29pm

DNAinfo

Middle School Chosen for Atlantic Yards Tower, Chancellor Farina Says
DNAinfo
... and Brooklyn Heights, said she was "delighted" with the news about the middle school while remaining wary that the 616 seats are "likely not going to be enough" for a neighborhood that had been growing well before the Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park ...

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P.C. Richard sues Forest City over eminent domain seizure at Pacific Park - The Real Deal Magazine

Atlantic Yards - January 27, 2016 - 8:10am

The Real Deal Magazine

P.C. Richard sues Forest City over eminent domain seizure at Pacific Park
The Real Deal Magazine
Electronics chain P.C. Richard & Son is suing Forest City Ratner over the eminent domain condemnation of the retailer's Downtown Brooklyn store at 590 Atlantic Avenue, where the developer plans to build a 25-story tower as part of its Pacific Park ...

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Behind the scenes of the Pineapple Walk vote in Brooklyn Heights - Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Atlantic Yards - January 26, 2016 - 3:49pm

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Behind the scenes of the Pineapple Walk vote in Brooklyn Heights
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Shareholders of Whitman Owner Corp. in Brooklyn Heights voted Jan. 15 against allowing the board to investigate the sale of their Pineapple Walk property, which includes the Park Plaza Diner, shown above. Photo by Mary Frost ...

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Modular dream fading in New York City - Treehugger

Atlantic Yards - January 18, 2016 - 11:35am

Treehugger

Modular dream fading in New York City
Treehugger
That's why Forest City Ratner, when planning it's prefab tower in the Atlantic Yards (now Pacific Place) built their prefab factory in the Brooklyn Navy Yards as well- part of a commitment to maintain construction jobs in the City. It has been troubled ...

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Brooklyn's Barclays Center is an Eminent Domain-Created Failure - Reason (blog)

Atlantic Yards - January 12, 2016 - 1:32pm

Reason (blog)

Brooklyn's Barclays Center is an Eminent Domain-Created Failure
Reason (blog)
Dreamstime/Zhukovsky Barclays Center, the 18,000-plus seat arena that's home to the NBA's Brooklyn Nets and the NHL's New York Islanders, opened on the site of Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn. After debuting in September 2012 with a series of sold-out Jay-Z ...

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Brooklyn's Barclays Center is an Eminent Domain-Created Failure - Reason (blog)

Atlantic Yards - January 12, 2016 - 1:32pm

Reason (blog)

Brooklyn's Barclays Center is an Eminent Domain-Created Failure
Reason (blog)
Dreamstime/Zhukovsky Barclays Center, the 18,000-plus seat arena that's home to the NBA's Brooklyn Nets and the NHL's New York Islanders, opened on the site of Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn. After debuting in September 2012 with a series of sold-out Jay-Z ...

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