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“Brooklyn Wars” excerpt: How the Nets arena changed Brooklyn ... - Field of Schemes

Atlantic Yards - September 26, 2016 - 5:51am

Field of Schemes

“Brooklyn Wars” excerpt: How the Nets arena changed Brooklyn ...
Field of Schemes
Hey, everybody, my new book The Brooklyn Wars is out today! (Yes, I know I said tomorrow, but I figured I'd give you all a chance to order it before tonight's ...

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Jane Jacobs at 100 - Village Voice

Atlantic Yards - September 21, 2016 - 11:33am

Village Voice

Jane Jacobs at 100
Village Voice
Evidence of the philosophy in New York, Kanigel suggests, lies in the decades-long growth of Brooklyn, where he grew up in the 1950s. His father's electroplating business, .... The major theme of Death and Life, gradual change, has been largely ...

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Eminent domain's role in potential downtown stadium - Buffalo Business First (blog)

Atlantic Yards - September 21, 2016 - 8:20am

Buffalo Business First (blog)

Eminent domain's role in potential downtown stadium
Buffalo Business First (blog)
Eminent domain was used to construct an arena in Brooklyn, the Barclays Center, as part of the Atlantic Yards development, as well as in building AT&T Stadium in Dallas for the Cowboys. McNamara worked on Pilot Field (now Coca Cola Field) and Marine ...

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Bruce Ratner Breaks Ground with NYC Officials on Affordable Housing in Brooklyn - The Jewish Voice

Atlantic Yards - September 15, 2016 - 2:26am

The Jewish Voice

Bruce Ratner Breaks Ground with NYC Officials on Affordable Housing in Brooklyn
The Jewish Voice
The building, 535 Carlton Avenue, is being developed by Ratner's Greenland Forest City Partners and is the second affordable housing project built at Pacific Park Brooklyn, formerly known as Atlantic Yards. A third building, also 100 percent affordable ...

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Barclays Center Opens in Brooklyn with Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - The Jewish Voice

Atlantic Yards - September 13, 2016 - 11:51am

Barclays Center Opens in Brooklyn with Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
The Jewish Voice
This new world-class sports and entertainment destination will serve as the anchor of the Atlantic Yards development, home to the Brooklyn Nets and the site of more than 200 planned cultural and sporting annual events. As promised, Bruce Ratner ...

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Eminent domain played role in Buffalo stadium development - Buffalo Business First (blog)

Atlantic Yards - September 12, 2016 - 8:19am

Buffalo Business First (blog)

Eminent domain played role in Buffalo stadium development
Buffalo Business First (blog)
s use of the power of eminent domain to construct an arena in Brooklyn, the Barclays Center, as part of the Atlantic Yards development. Also, eminent domain was recently upheld by a court in the expansion of Columbia University in New York City ...

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Here's the Hornets' new scoreboards, also my Brooklyn book is out in two weeks - Field of Schemes

Atlantic Yards - September 12, 2016 - 7:25am

Field of Schemes

Here's the Hornets' new scoreboards, also my Brooklyn book is out in two weeks
Field of Schemes
This is somewhat related because one-quarter of The Brooklyn Wars is dedicated to a recounting of the planning, construction, and aftermath of the Brooklyn Nets' Barclays Center and its surrounding Atlantic Yards development project — any Field of ...

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Forest City Ratner Announces New Architects for Bklyn Buildings - The Jewish Voice

Atlantic Yards - September 12, 2016 - 3:44am

The Jewish Voice

Forest City Ratner Announces New Architects for Bklyn Buildings
The Jewish Voice
In addition, the joint venture announced that it has chosen Pacific Park Brooklyn as the new name for the Atlantic Yards project, highlighting the borough's newest open space. Pacific Street aligns with the center of the project site, connecting it to ...
Interview with Forest City Ratner Cos.' Bruce RatnerCrain's New York Business

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Brooklyn, from boom to glut - Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Atlantic Yards - September 12, 2016 - 1:19am

Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Brooklyn, from boom to glut
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
11 terrorist attacks. But the creation of an arts district around the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the Barclays arena at Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues, and the adjoining Atlantic Yards development, now known as Pacific Park, inspired interest in the area.

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Interview with Forest City Ratner Cos.' Bruce Ratner - Crain's New York Business

Atlantic Yards - September 11, 2016 - 8:19am

Crain's New York Business

Interview with Forest City Ratner Cos.' Bruce Ratner
Crain's New York Business
The public probably most associates you with Atlantic Yards and Barclays Center. How did you become interested in that project? I believed it would be great for Brooklyn to once again have a team and sport to rally around, and what better sport than ...

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Top 10 Jewish Real Estate Deals of 2014 - The Jewish Voice

Atlantic Yards - September 5, 2016 - 8:57am

The Jewish Voice

Top 10 Jewish Real Estate Deals of 2014
The Jewish Voice
The number two most significant real estate story stems from a disagreement over a unique 34 floor tower, which remains under construction at the corner of Dean Street and Flatbush Ave in Brooklyn. The building houses with 336 residential units and ...

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5 years ago, NBA owners were eager to sell. What changed? - SB Nation

Atlantic Yards - September 1, 2016 - 9:50am

SB Nation

5 years ago, NBA owners were eager to sell. What changed?
SB Nation
Bruce Ratner apparently sold the Nets to Mikhail Prokhorov under some level of financial duress at he attempted to get his Atlantic Yards development in Brooklyn done. Bob Johnson is the only NBA franchise owner in history believed to have sold for no ...

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25th Senatorial District Race: Cox, Montgomery Weigh In On Economic Development - Kings County Politics (registration)

Atlantic Yards - August 30, 2016 - 6:06pm

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25th Senatorial District Race: Cox, Montgomery Weigh In On Economic Development
Kings County Politics (registration)
The 25th Senate District district includes a large portion of Downtown Brooklyn, including the Atlantic Yards project, which is a main economic engine for the borough. Additionally, several neighborhoods such as Bedford-Stuyvesant, Fort Greene, Clinton ...

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Brooklyn Nets: Being Invisible Has Its Advantages - BestofNJ.com (blog)

Atlantic Yards - August 30, 2016 - 1:04pm

BestofNJ.com (blog)

Brooklyn Nets: Being Invisible Has Its Advantages
BestofNJ.com (blog)
To matters worse, Norman Oder of the Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Report blog recently reported that the Nets averaged only 11,622 fans per game last season, which was 23 percent less than the announced official attendance figure. In their first season ...

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Merchants Wait for the Promise of Vanderbilt Avenue. And Wait. - New York Times

Atlantic Yards - August 30, 2016 - 10:32am

New York Times

Merchants Wait for the Promise of Vanderbilt Avenue. And Wait.
New York Times
... husband on Vanderbilt Avenue in Brooklyn. Her pizzeria sits in the shadow of the $4.9 billion megadevelopment once known as Atlantic Yards, which has promised to deliver thousands of new residents and visitors to the area since it was proposed in 2003.

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NY / Region|'The Market Is Saturated': Brooklyn's Rental Boom May Turn Into a Glut - New York Times

Atlantic Yards - August 29, 2016 - 7:25pm

New York Times

NY / Region|'The Market Is Saturated': Brooklyn's Rental Boom May Turn Into a Glut
New York Times
11 terrorist attacks. But the creation of an arts district around the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the Barclays arena at Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues, and the adjoining Atlantic Yards development, now known as Pacific Park, inspired interest in the area.

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Pacific Park in Brooklyn is beginning to take shape after years of setbacks - amNY

Atlantic Yards - August 24, 2016 - 1:49pm

amNY

Pacific Park in Brooklyn is beginning to take shape after years of setbacks
amNY
Things changed when developer Forest City Ratner Co. announced its mega plan in 2003 to develop the area, dubbed Atlantic Yards, as a way to link it to the improved public transit hub, with a new sports arena, mall, and 17 high-rises designed by Frank ...

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Forest City considers retail asset sales - The Real Deal Magazine

Atlantic Yards - August 23, 2016 - 10:00am

The Real Deal Magazine

Forest City considers retail asset sales
The Real Deal Magazine
The Cleveland-based company owns 14 shopping malls and another 19 retail properties across the U.S. In New York City, it owns retail properties at Atlantic Yards, 234 West 42nd Street in Times Square, and 94 Court Street in Brooklyn, among others.

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As part of 'West Portal' LIRR project at Vanderbilt Yard in Brooklyn, crews cut through 100-year-old rail tunnel - amNY

Atlantic Yards - August 22, 2016 - 2:39pm

amNY

As part of 'West Portal' LIRR project at Vanderbilt Yard in Brooklyn, crews cut through 100-year-old rail tunnel
amNY
The upgrade was a condition in the MTA's deal to sell the air rights to the developers for Pacific Park, the 22-acre, mixed-use commercial and residential space formerly called “Atlantic Yards” that, after several delays, will be built over the next ...

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Greenland USA Buys Land for Bay Area Biotech Behemoth - Commercial Property Executive

Atlantic Yards - August 19, 2016 - 3:24am

Greenland USA Buys Land for Bay Area Biotech Behemoth
Commercial Property Executive
Greenland USA also has a stake in the $6 billion Pacific Park Brooklyn in New York City. The company is developing the 22-acre mixed-use destination, formerly known as Atlantic Yards, with Forest City Ratner Cos. Come mid-2018, construction on Phase I ...

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