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February 11, 2008

Atlantic Yards Camera Club


FG-StormFencing.jpg Yesterday, despite the frigid temperature, high winds and a sudden flurry, nearly two dozen members of the Atlantic Yards Camera Club convened at the Bears Garden and embarked upon a photo tour, under the watchful eye of Ratner security cameras and an MTA cruiser that kept circling the blocks around the railyard.

JB-McInnis.jpg Videographer Katherin McInnis shared details of her story of how a visit with friends who live on Hanson Place led to getting harassed by an MTA cop who suggested that her time would be better spent in the mall instead of taking footage of the railyards.

AK-MTACruiser.jpg The photographers recounted their own personal stories about being turned away by Ratner rent-a-cops, site formen, and MTA employees and then spread like the plague to take some pictures.

A few of the photographers have already uploaded their photos to the Atlantic Yards Photo Pool, set up by Tracy Collins, who has been documenting life and the many changes in and around the footprint of Bruce Ratner's controversial Atlantic Yards plan.


Brit in Brooklyn

Flatbush Gardener

Dope on the Slope

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Posted by lumi at February 11, 2008 5:30 AM