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November 9, 2008

Atlantic Yards Report Weekend Wrap-Up

Atlantic Yards Report twofer

Lupica: "Bloomberg was a cheerleader for Bruce Ratner's Atlantic Yards hustle"

New York Daily News columnist Mike Lupica today, in a column headlined Yankees' and Mets' new stadiums are NYC's real tax burden, slams Mayor Mike Bloomberg for city support of the new stadiums, then adds:
Oh yeah: It's also worth pointing out that Bloomberg was a cheerleader for Bruce Ratner's Atlantic Yards hustle, along with just about every other politician of note in town.

Was Izod Center 89% full or "half-empty"?

The announced attendance at the basketball game Friday night between the New Jersey Nets and the Detroit Pistons was 17,767, meaning the Izod Center, which has a capacity of 19,968 (the box score in the New York Times said 19,900) was 89% full.

The New York Times described the arena as "half-empty." Could it be that a lot of ticket-holders just didn't show up?

Posted by amy at November 9, 2008 12:03 PM