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July 3, 2011

Another correction request sent to the New York Times: is the arena in "downtown Brooklyn" or near it?

Atlantic Yards Report

As far as The Times is concerned, Bruce Ratner appears to be building the world's first fully portable arena.

In the 6/30/11 article headlined (online) In Alliance, Nets Arena to Offer Arts, the Times reported: Now Atlantic Yards, the development that will bring the New Jersey Nets to downtown Brooklyn, will also be a cultural center.

However, the Times has previously identified the location of Atlantic Yards as being in Prospect Heights. As noted in a 4/27/06 correction:
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.

This "downtown Brooklyn" error has occurred several times since then, though most references in the Times have been accurate.

Here is my quick survey of articles requiring corrections.


Posted by eric at July 3, 2011 10:04 AM