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