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July 19, 2009

Atlantic Yards Report Sunday Updates

Atlantic Yards Report

Catching up on pictures of utility and railyard work

Norman Oder uses recently taken photos, such as the one shown here, to illustrate activity taking place on the footprint of the proposed Atlantic Yards project.

A video about the Prospect Heights Historic District, and a politic omission

A video from the Municipal Art Society (MAS) offers an effective sketch of the efforts--prompted by teardowns of historic buildings and the looming Atlantic Yards project--to create the Prospect Heights Historic District, which has been approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) and is expected to be approved by the City Council. ...

While the potential impact of Atlantic Yards certain gets a mention, omitted is the effort to save the now-demolished Ward Bakery, in the southeast block of the AY site.

And, as Tracy Collins's map below points out, the district will wrap neatly around that southeast block, designated for interim surface parking--a fate, I suspect, highly unlikely for the borders of other historic districts. And, of course, that block could have been preserved, as Forest City Enterprises has done in other cities.

Posted by steve at July 19, 2009 9:22 AM