June 18, 2007
At the street fair, FCR and the Nets play pretend
Atlantic Yards Report
Norman Oder dropped by to check out Forest City Ratner's Nets booth at yesterday's Seventh Heaven street fair in Park Slope. Albert King and keychains provided food for thought:
Notably, a free keychain with a rubber basketball offered only "Brooklyn" as a logo, with no mention of the team name. (For the purposes of the photo, I placed the keychain on the card.)
I haven't been tracking keychain offerings steadily, but the last time I picked up a keychain, in January 2006, it boasted both "Brooklyn" and "Nets."
Since April 2006, there's been public discussion of a name change for the Nets. Given the keychain trend, I think it's safe to assume that a name change is more likely than not.
The message at Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn's booth on the other side of the Slope was a little more direct, with "a page of somewhat hyperbolic warnings pasted on the Ratner poster."
Posted by lumi at June 18, 2007 9:54 AM