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October 13, 2007

Security and the AY arena, an update


Atlantic Yards Report

So, would the glass walls of the Atlantic Yards arena be as close to Flatbush and Atlantic avenues in Brooklyn as the Prudential Center seems to be to streets in Newark, necessitating the partial closure of streets there during arena events?

The situation seems similar if not directly parallel, and Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn and the Council of Brooklyn Neighborhoods will have a press conference Sunday, calling for a state hearing on Atlantic Yards and terrorism security.

We don't have the clearest information, but the rendering (above) from AtlanticYards.com suggests that the glass-walled arena, as well as the glass expanse of Miss Brooklyn and the attached Urban Room, would be pretty close to the Flatbush Avenue. (The Atlantic Avenue arena facade also would have significant amounts of glass.)


Posted by amy at October 13, 2007 7:52 AM