April 17, 2006
It came from the Blogosphere...
Blogs on blogs on Atlantic Yards
Yesterday's NY Times article on the bloggers covering Bruce Ratner's Atlantic Yards proposal drew the inevitable reaction in the blogosphere, creating a virtual hall of mirrors.
FROM THE "GRAND ARMY"
OnNYTurf, Worthy Reading -- Atlantic Yards Related
The creator of the Google Map photo tour of the Atlantic Yards footprint was interviewed for the Times article but ended up on the cutting room floor. He issues a challenge to the Times to, "provide density analysis of Ratner's proposal in any form that would come slightly close to matching the quality of my map."
Atlantic Yards Report, The Times & the blogosphere, ten story ideas, and some reflections on coverage
Norman Oder not only dashed off a detailed response to the article, but he also added the link to most of the blogs listed below (that's what bloggers do).
Dope on the Slope, Grand Army of Bloggers
The movement has a name, "The Atlantic Yards Blogade." Then the expat hillbilly unleashes on "Joey from Cobble Hill" DePlasco:
Let me assure Mr. DePlasco that there is no "sense" of anger in Brooklyn over this project. The anger is very real and it is growing as more people become informed about the details.
Only the Blog Knows Brooklyn, BROOKLYN BLOGOSPHERE IN THE NY TIMES
The Sunday Metro section discovers the Brooklyn blogosphere (no mention, btw, of OTBKB).
The Gothamist, Extra, Extra
Gothamist humorously describes the relationship between Ratner and Brooklyn bloggers as "tenuous."
Curbed.com, It Happened One Weekend
4) Instead of delving into the major issues constantly written about on the anti-Atlantic Yards blogs, the Times merely points out that, uh, these blogs exist. Thanks, guys.
The Real Estate Bloggers, Blogs Tell The story in Brooklyn Development of Atlantic Yards
One of the biggest construction projects in Brooklyn, New Yorks history is the development by Forest City Ratner called Atlantic Yards. Like most huge projects, it has its proponents and detractors. What is interesting is that both sides are using weblogs to get their story out.
Just under a year ago, there was virtually no voice to be heard from the real estate blogging community. These days, we practically run the show! Good luck to Jonathan Cohn, the author of Brooklyn Views Blog!
TRANSFORMING JOURNALISM & POLITICS
IP & Democracy, Blogs Take on NYC Real Estate Developer
One New York City real estate developer, however, may wish that the blogosphere would vanish.
JStudies.com, Urban Blogging
I think the public nature of blogging pushes people into doing more and better research.
The response to this project highlights the fact that blogging is a multidimensional writing/research/communication modality.
This article is in the Time's technology section not its media section although the implications for traditional media are perhaps more important than the mere fact of the technological delivery
Buzz Machine, Hyper local
Media commentator Jeff Jarvis declares that the Brooklyn Blogfest is an example of how "hyperlocal citizens’ media" is supposed to work.
Experimental Space, NY State Agency Plan Gets an Online Reaction
Even if the state doesn't provide a place for public comment, the public knows how to set up comments elsewhere. With Blogspot and other easy to set up sites, with commenting enabled, the opposition can get organized online earlier and better than in public hearings.
Would a state agency provide a centralized comment space, for communication and dialog about its proposals?
- Virtualpolitik, In the Zone
The article, "A Blogfest over a Project in Brooklyn," describes how the web's new class of professional amateurs can even impact land use policy.
But I wouldn't want to suggest that "professional amateur" was intended as a derogatory term in any case. Having recently returned from a eclipse-viewing trip, I know how important "amateur" astronomers are to the "professional" astronomy community. I consider it a form of "open source" culture that should be encouraged.
Government Technology, Bloggers Focus Attention on Proposed Brooklyn Development
Bloggers' rapid-fire dissemination and analysis of community issues can obviously outflank any daily newspaper and are already a force to be reckoned with.
+D1 (Portuguese journalism blog), Blogs e cidade (Blogs and City)
Um exército de blogs ajudaria a brecar ou a rever algum projeto que esteja sendo implantado na sua cidade?
Posted by lumi at April 17, 2006 7:57 AM