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November 25, 2011

Prospect Heights Brings Community Discussion Online

The Brooklyn Ink
by Cristabelle Tumola

What's the #1 topic among Prospect Heights blogs? You guessed it.

The biggest issue that Prospect Heights residents are vocal about is Atlantic Yards, the site of the Barclays Center. Next fall the arena will be home to the New Jersey (soon to be Brooklyn) Nets basketball team. For the past five years, residents have been complaining about increased traffic, littering, noise and other problems that have resulted from the construction.

Locals have taken their concerns online with Atlantic Yards Watch. This site, part blog, part forum, allows registered users to submit incident reports related to the project, so they can be followed.

A pregnant mother of a toddler, desperate to get some sleep, recently posted about the “outrageous construction noise” that has been keeping her family up all night.

In a recent Brooklynian post, residents lamented the closing of Christie’s Jamaican Patties, a neighborhood restaurant that’s shutting down after 45 years in business.

In another post, locals traded opinions on the just released designs for a residential high-rise glass tower to be built near Atlantic Yards.


Posted by eric at November 25, 2011 11:51 AM