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June 6, 2011

Brooklyn Broadside: ‘The Battle for Brooklyn’: Film Imagines the Wrong Battlefield

Brooklyn Daily Eagle
by Dennis Holt

One person deluded enough to continue claiming that Daniel Goldstein did it for the money is noted film critic and Atlantic Yards Kool-Aid guzzler Dennis Holt.

I have not seen, nor do I plan to see, the new film that is part of the Brooklyn Film Festival called The Battle for Brooklyn.

It is a so-called documentary about the six-year battle over the Atlantic Yards development.

I will not see it primarily because I lived through and wrote about just about anything of substance that took place during those many months on that project.

All the while with his head stuck firmly up his ass, a pose Holt maintains to this day.

What Neumaier fails to note is that Goldstein also retained something more than just his soul. He also accepted (or demanded) $3 million from Forest City for him to leave the apartment he owned.

If Goldstein spent six years fighting against the development, then those years netted him about $500,000 a year. Some bankers don’t make that amount of money.


NoLandGrab: Right, Dennis. Daniel "netted" $500,000 a year, if you conveniently forget that his home was taken from him so he had to buy a new one, his attorney got a hefty chunk of the settlement, and he had to pay a mortgage and bills and feed and cloth his family all the while, and so on and so on.

Holt is either, to borrow a line from Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life, a warped, frustrated old man, or a complete fool.

Posted by eric at June 6, 2011 11:06 AM