November 9, 2006
It came from the Blogosphere... ancillary issues
AmyKing.org, Sunday Take Off
"The Atlantic Yards landgrab" was introduced to the lexicon as an actual geographical designation in directions to a new local bookstore, ADAM'S BOOKS.
Works in Progress, Art in the Contested City
A blogger's perspective of last week's forum, which Atlantic Yards Report covered from the perspective of affordable housing:
The conference was very interesting, and only occassionally spiraled into a gentrification, anti development (Atlantic Yards, Williamsburg) rant. I would have liked to have seen more discussion on the role of individual artists in the community, but there were some really great organizations there and independent speakers. Sadly, I think they tried to cram waaaaay too much into one day, which meant that there really wasn't that much discussion and some very interesting ideas were only presented in a superficial manner.
The CEO of Extell the company that trumped Bruce Ratner's bid for the Vanderbilt Railyards, only to be trumped by the MTA making news again.
Sidearm Delivery, Failed Disaster Stalker
Brooklyn Blueshirts? On Tuesday, an ESPN radio report touched off a rumor that Madison Square Garden is looking to move the Hartford Wolfpack (the NY Ranger's minor league affiliate) to Brooklyn. The rumor has since been squashed, the Blue Notes Blog clarifies:
There's no 10,000-seat AHL-sized arena at the [Aviator Sports] complex and the lease in Hartford runs until 2013----although it can be broken with sufficient notice.
It's certainly a facility where MSG could stage some Knicks, Liberty and Rangers workouts or clinics and practices---especially to take a poke at the Nets, who are pronouncing that they will own Brooklyn when and if the Bruce Ratner downtown project is built.
Posted by lumi at November 9, 2006 9:53 AM