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September 25, 2010

Times still not sure whether arena would be "near" Downtown Brooklyn or in it

Atlantic Yards Report

The TImes continues to be thick-headed as regards Brooklyn geography.

From the today's New York Times, Nets Discuss 4-Team Deal to Acquire Anthony:

The Nets are scheduled to move to a new arena in downtown Brooklyn in two years, placing them squarely in competition with the Knicks. Anthony, who was born in Brooklyn, would provide instant star power and credibility and set up a rivalry with Stoudemire, his good friend.

From the Corrections box in the 4/27/06 New York Times:

Because of an editing error, an article in The Arts on Tuesday about Frank Gehry's design for the first phase of the Grand Avenue development project in Los Angeles misstated the location of the proposed Atlantic Yards project that Mr. Gehry is designing in Brooklyn. (The error also appeared in sports articles on Feb. 9 and April 11, in the City section on Jan. 15 and in several articles in 2003, 2004 and 2005.) It is on rail yards and other land in Prospect Heights and on a block in Park Slope; it is not in Downtown Brooklyn, although it is near that neighborhood.

A 9/12/10 Times Arts article said "near downtown Brooklyn."

A 6/30/10 Sports article said "in downtown Brooklyn."

A 6/26/10 Sports article said "in downtown Brooklyn."

A 5/20/10 Sports column said "near downtown Brooklyn."

C'mon, can't they get this straight?


Posted by steve at September 25, 2010 8:50 AM