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  1. The new Pacific Park Brooklyn 'neighborhood' meets the reality of a mapRead the original story

    21 hrs ago | Atlantic Yards Report

    From the web site for 461 Dean : A NEIGHBORHOOD EMERGES 461 Dean is the first residential building to open at Pacific Park Brooklyn, a new neighborhood that extends from 4th Avenue to Vanderbilt Avenue. Pacific Park includes everything you need and want from a neighborhood; great transportation, green outdoor space, retail shopping, local restaurants and so much more.


  2. The selling of 670 Pacific Street: neighbors downplayed; rent levels not far off 'affordable'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 1 | Atlantic Yards Report

    Some interesting things should be noted about 670 Pacific Street , the new 8-story, 86-unit luxury rental building sandwiched between the Newswalk condo building and the yet-to-be-built 664 Pacific on Pacific between Sixth and Carlton avenues: the building's renderings portray it as the tallest residential building around, rather than dwarfed by Newswalk and and a now-demolished grey industrial building to the right . Today, there's a hole in the ground, a four-year construction process, and a planned 27-story apartment tower with a middle-school .


  3. Come Together Like Brooklyn: Nets trade Young, only BK resident on team, draft BK-born WhiteheadRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 24 | Atlantic Yards Report

    Remember, fans are rooting for the clothes, and basketball is a business. Yesterday, before the NBA Draft--before which the Nets had traded away first-round picks in 2016 and 2018, with a swap in 2017--the Nets traded their second-best player, Thad Young, to the Indiana Pacers for a first-round pick, and a future second-round pick.


  4. On video, Gilmartin spins the Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park sagaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2016 | Atlantic Yards Report



  5. Dean Street between Carlton & Vanderbilt closed weekdays 8-3:30 through June 15 for Con Ed workRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2016 | Atlantic Yards Report

    According to a Community Notice circulated yesterday by Pacific Park Brooklyn, as part of the construction of the project, Con Edison will be installing electrical equipment for 535 Carlton Avenue & 550 Vanderbilt Avenue .


  6. Another award for Ratner and Gilmartin: Forest City 'has built with a deep seated belief in Brooklyn'Read the original story

    Jun 4, 2016 | Atlantic Yards Report

    Another good cause meets an inevitable suck-up strategy. A press release yesterday, Brooklyn Community Services 150th Anniversary Kick-Off Gala on June 6 Honors First Lady of NYC Chirlane McCray, Philanthropists Charles J. and Irene Hamm and Forest City Ratner Companies : BROOKLYN, N.Y., June 3, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Brooklyn Community Services 150th Anniversary Kick-Off Gala on Monday, June 6 will honor Brooklyn trailblazers: NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray, philanthropists Charles J. and Irene Hamm and corporate leader Forest City Ratner at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge, 333 Adams Street in Brooklyn, from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.


  7. So Pacific Park naming is because Pacific Street goes 'all the way down to the water'?Read the original story w/Photo

    May 30, 2016 | Atlantic Yards Report

    The other day I was walking on Hicks Street in Cobble Hill where I spotted a sign for the nonexistent Pacific Street . At that point, it's a pedestrian path from Henry Street to the east , and does not continue to the west through green space and the Brooklyn Queens Expressway .


  8. Billboard: lease signed for Barclays Center team to operate LIU's ...Read the original story

    May 9, 2016 | Atlantic Yards Report

    In Barclays Center Group Forges Long-Term Deal to Renovate LIU Brooklyn Paramount Theatre , Billboard reported 5/9/16: The team behind Barclays Center in Brooklyn and the renovation of the Nassau Veterans Coliseum on Long Island has signed a long-term lease with LIU Brooklyn to renovate and operate the 2,800 capacity Long Island University Brooklyn Paramount Theatre. The 49-year deal expands on an alliance first announced in January of last year, and will jumpstart a renovation project for the venue under the auspices of Paramount Events Center .


  9. Next Friday, my free Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park tourRead the original story

    Apr 30, 2016 | Atlantic Yards Report

    As part of Jane's Walk , I'll be leading a free tour next Friday at 5:30 pm Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Brooklyn/ Barclays Center: Explore Brooklyn's most contested real estate development . [as stated in the blurb] You can't understand Atlantic Yards and the Barclays Center arena unless you see the context for the 22-acre project.


  10. Dean Street between Carlton and Vanderbilt closed this weekendRead the original story

    Apr 28, 2016 | Atlantic Yards Report

    An announcement for work that was signaled in the recent Construction Alert: As part of the construction of the Pacific Park Brooklyn project, ConEd will be installing electrical equipment for 535 Carlton Avenue & 550 Vanderbilt Avenue . To accommodate this work, one block of Dean Street between Carlton & Vanderbilt Avenues will be temporarily closed to through traffic on Saturday April 30th 8:00AM - 6:00PM and Sunday, May 1st 9:00AM - 6:00PM.


  11. LIRR weekend pile-drilling work announced; Dean Street block closed this weekend for utility workRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 22, 2016 | Atlantic Yards Report

    There will be Long Island Rail Road pile-drilling work this weekend, according to an announcement from the developer, though no indication was made regarding the level of noise. Also, Con Edison will be doing electrical work this weekend, thus closing Dean Street between Carlton and Vanderbilt avenues during daytime hours Saturday and Sunday.


  12. Partial progress: announcement of Con Ed work overnight Monday & Tuesday on AtlanticRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 16, 2016 | Atlantic Yards Report

    Let's call this partial progress, an announcement by the Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Brooklyn developers of overnight electrical work by Con Edison next Monday and Tuesday on Atlantic Avenue between Sixth /South Portland Avenue & South Oxford Street.


  13. So, where's the announcement for 461 DeanRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2016 | Atlantic Yards Report

    It's surely coming, but it's already late: the lottery for the 181 affordable housing units at the modular tower 461 Dean Street was expected to open in March, as DNAinfo and derivative sources like Curbed reported in early February. Earlier this month, a representative of the Mutual Housing Association of New York reiterated that applications should be available in March.


  14. Public amenity or business deal? How odd silence about arena's...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 31, 2016 | Atlantic Yards Report

    It's pretty hard to miss, the signage over the Barclays Center entrance announcing Resorts World Casino NYC Plaza, as I reported last September. But the Barclays Center has been curiously reticent about this new sponsor.


  15. Architect presents B3 tower, another high-rise aiming to blend into local fabricRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2016 | Atlantic Yards Report

    This is among multiple articles covering issues raised at the March 15 Atlantic Yards Community Development Corporation meeting. So, what will the B3 tower, aka 38 Sixth Avenue, look like? Though the 23-story, 219-foot, 303-unit building at the southeast corner of the arena block launched months ago, developer Greenland Forest City Partners had not--unlike with all other buildings under construction--shown the public a presentation.


  16. At CB 2, minimal info on 461 Dean, but other discussion of affordable ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2016 | Atlantic Yards Report

    Truth be told, there was little illuminating about Forest City's presentation to Community Board 2 last night regarding the upcoming 181 units of affordable housing at 461 Dean Street, the modular tower also known as B2. And presumably the presentation tonight to Community Board 8 will be similar: no details about the units but rather a reminder that information will be available this month, with online applications via NYC Housing Connect and paper applications via Mutual Housing Association of New York .


  17. Remember that Site 5 tower in the 2007 ad? Now, imagine it much larger.Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2016 | Atlantic Yards Report

    Remember the 1/19/07 ad below in the New York Times? It was the first time the paper showed Atlantic Yards in street perspective. Instead of looking at the unbuilt Miss Brooklyn tower, looming over the arena, consider, in the foreground, the planned tower at Site 5, currently home to P.C. Richard and Modell's.


  18. How might two office towers be financed? Condos? Anchor tenant? EB-5? ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2016 | Atlantic Yards Report

    The momentum with which Greenland Forest City Partners is pursuing a plan to move the bulk of an enormous 1.1 million-square-foot building from the arena block to Site 5, currently home to Modell's and P.C. Richard, is surprising. Same with the plan announced last week to turn B4, at the northeast corner of the arena block, from residential .


  19. B4 tower also would have office space; no new info about Site 5, but...Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 4, 2016 | Atlantic Yards Report

    No, there were no renderings of the "Brooklyn Behemoth" --the potential 1.5-million square foot tower-at last night's Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Community Update meeting, which generated both muttered and muted criticism about its preposterous scale.


  20. The danger at Vanderbllt/Dean, Part 1: traffic backups and poor visibilityRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2016 | Atlantic Yards Report

    The "ginormous," "incredibly obnoxious" 16-foot green wall that extends into Dean Street, Vanderbilt Avenue, and Carlton Avenue to protect residents from construction noise has not only caused significant traffic jams but also continues to pose hazards. That's an argument for taking additional steps beyond an effort last year to add transparency at the corner of Dean and Vanderbilt, outside the construction site for the 550 Vanderbilt condo tower.


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