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January 12, 2011

As Wal-Mart's talked up as tenant of Forest City Ratner's new southern Brooklyn mall, two ironies

Atlantic Yards Report

A new retail center at the southern tip of Flatbush Avenue, the Four Sparrows Retail Center, would be just big enough to house a Wal-Mart superstore, reports the Brooklyn Paper, which does not add--as, a commenter notes, the Wall Street Journal reported--that the developer will be Forest City Ratner.

That sets up a couple of ironies. One, as a Brooklyn Paper commenter points out, is that City Council Member Lew Fidler opposes a Wal-Mart, though he was happy to back Atlantic Yards.

Another is that the public relations firm repping the anti-Wal-Mart coalition Wal-Mart Free NYC is BerlinRosen, which happens to be working for Forest City Ratner on Atlantic Yards outreach.

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Posted by eric at January 12, 2011 10:30 AM