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June 15, 2011

Battle for Brooklyn Recasts the Atlantic Yards Narrative

The Huffington Post
by Norman Oder

The compelling new documentary Battle for Brooklyn does not just recount seven-plus years of community conflict over the Atlantic Yards megaproject, which includes an under-construction basketball arena for the relocated New Jersey Nets plus 16 planned skyscrapers.

It shows how the media shape the public's understanding of the project. For example, at one key city council hearing, community critics of Atlantic Yards were shunted to the afternoon, by which time most of the media representatives, as well as most council members, had already left.

So, as the film opens commercially in New York City June 17, it's worth a look at developer Forest City Ratner's response.

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Posted by eric at June 15, 2011 10:49 PM