November 13, 2006
It came from the Blogosphere...
Some reaction in the blogosphere to this weekend's story about Atlantic Yards and race in the NY Times:
Taskas Dump, Shut Up Already! Brooklyn Needs Atlantic Yards.
It seems clear that this bullshit controversy has nothing to do with race, since there is an obvious multi-ethnic mix on both sides. The Frank Gehry vision would bring world-class architecture, business, entertainment and badly needed housing to this now embarrassingly hideous section of Brooklyn. Those who complain about the added traffic and noise should just give up and move to the suburbs. City life is about change, progress, innovation and the associated hubbub.
Don't Worry It's Just Reality Brooklyn Edition, Times Talks about the Yards and Race...
Please explain to me Joe [DePlasco], how in our diversity-obsessed soceity your firm sent out a flier that only had Blacks in the photos? Would you have ever have thought of sending out one with only whites? Doubtful.
NoLandGrab: Norman Oder points out in Atlantic Yards Report that, "Actually, racial identification can be ambiguous, so let's say that they're all minorities."
Is the Brooklynite $ 4.2 billion Atlantic Yards Development, with its possibility of both opportunity and exploitation, an issue of race? For blacks, opinions are mixed.
One Hanson Place, Atlantic Yards Heat Map
Today's NY Times Metro section has a sizable article on race and salary in the Atlantic Yards environs. In the heat map on income, there's a small pocket off Atlantic by 3rd Avenue that has an average income of over $100K. What part is this?
Prometheus 6, It's a racial issue if you hold it just so...
The headline speaks volumes.
Posted by lumi at November 13, 2006 6:57 AM