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January 29, 2008

Room for us all? Reading (and re-reading) Brooklyn Was Mine

Atlantic Yards Report

Norman Oder reviews the essay collection Brooklyn Was Mine (the authors and editors donated their cut to DDDB's legal efforts) and concludes that:

The Brooklyn Paper suggested that “the sum of the collection does end up equaling more than its parts.” I'm not so sure. Yes, as the Eagle review pointed out, the book captures some new angles on the borough's multitudinous life. However, the development changing Brooklyn demands greater attention.

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NoLandGrab: Oder laments the failure of "Brooklyn Was Mine" to dig more deeply into the angst of gentrification and the tumult surrounding the Atlantic Yards project in particular. While he may not yet be sick and tired of all things Atlantic Yards, we're more than happy to read about anything but.

Posted by eric at January 29, 2008 8:43 AM