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May 28, 2010

Tracy Collins offers time-lapse photos from outside arena site, near FCR's malls, despite official discouragement

Atlantic Yards Report

Photographer Tracy Collins did some filming yesterday, and workers at Forest City Ratner's arena site as well at the developer's mall complex didn't want him getting too close.

The documentation doesn't bring up anything unusual, but there's a value to consistent documentation. Surely Forest City Ratner is trying to control the visuals, such as with these shots of new Nets majority owner Mikhail Prokhorov.

Arena construction

Flatbush Avenue at Pacific Street
Prospect Heights
Brooklyn, New York
May 27, 2010
2:30pm

Collins writes:

Site of the Barclays Center Arena of the Atlantic Yards development by Forest City Ratner. Forest City Ratner's Atlantic Center Mall is in the background.

I was told by the construction workers (who eventually covered the gap in the fence thru which I was shooting) that I should "move along" and that "I couldn't photograph here." I told them that I could and I would as I was on a public sidewalk.

Barclays Center Arena construction, Flatbush at Pacific from tracy collins on Vimeo.

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NoLandGrab: Classic! Watch the short video for Forest City Ratner's censoring of its proprietary dirt-moving technology — this from the company that swears that "when it comes to sharing information with the public and governmental bodies, there‚Äôs no such thing as too much."

And for good measure, they kicked Tracy Collins off the "private" street between Bruce Ratner's malls, too.

Posted by eric at May 28, 2010 9:53 AM