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August 27, 2007

The future of Coney Island will not look quite like this

Atlantic Yards Report

Just as Bruce Ratner led his PR campaign for Atlantic Yards with BBall.net, Joseph Sitt has been exploiting the iconography of Coney Island to help sell his controversial plan. BBALL-vs-ConeyIsland.jpg

...it's unlikely that the future will be defined by the enduring Coney Island icons--the Cylcone, the Wonder Wheel, the Parachute Jump--Thor has chosen for its oft-repeated graphics, which line the walls of prime but empty property along Stillwell Avenue, the straight shot from the subway to the beach.

For Atlantic Yards watchers, it may hearken back to 2003, when the 16-tower Atlantic Yards megaproject was launched with a web site called BBall.net.

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Posted by lumi at August 27, 2007 9:16 AM