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January 27, 2007

Brooklyn's basketball city evokes fear, hope amid gentrification



The project's size has dismayed thousands of Brooklyn residents who love the village-like feel of the adjoining neighborhoods, and worry about the deadening effect skyscrapers have on residential street life.

But Atlantic Yards has its champions too — especially those left behind by the borough's gentrification.
Another hopeful, Jacqueline Carthen, a retired corrections officer getting by on a disability pension, said she's also hoping to be among the lucky few — despite having her own concerns about the development.

"A lot of people are saying that this is gentrification. I don't really know how to break that down," she said. The project, she noted, is just one of dozens under way nearby — mostly for the wealthy.

For those still confused regarding Atlantic Yards vs. the other on-going gentrification in Brooklyn, Atlantic Yards gentrification would be instant and complete. And it's not just us who understand - take a look at the poll on the Newsday site...

Posted by amy at January 27, 2007 7:02 PM