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Atlantic Yards 'Grows in Brooklyn': The World's Tallest Modular Building

James Grundvig | Posted 03.21.2014 | Business
James Grundvig

Atlantic Yards development wasn't the first to use the modular approach in construction. But they are the first in the vertical residential space, whi...

What SF Bay Guardian White Liberals Won't Tell You About Ed Lee

Randy Shaw | Posted 02.14.2014 | San Francisco
Randy Shaw

With New York City's election of progressive Bill de Blasio as mayor, I hear many ask: when will San Francisco get its own progressive mayor? The answer is that the city already has such a mayor in Ed Lee, whose progressive record de Blasio would be fortunate to match.

Lead-Footed Suburbanites vs. Park Slope Stroller Moms: A Modest Proposal

Jay Michaelson | Posted 10.22.2013 | New York
Jay Michaelson

Thousands of Brooklyn residents can now confirm that the Barclay's Center has indeed impacted our lives -- often far too literally. Cars speed through our side streets, causing traffic and accidents, not to mention a complete absence of parking spaces. The empty promises that fans would ride the rails are now broken promises.

An Elegy for Brooklyn, in the Shadow of Barclays

Jay Michaelson | Posted 12.02.2012 | New York
Jay Michaelson

Like most Brooklynites, I didn't break out the champagne when Jay-Z officially opened the Barclays Center arena. Quite the contrary: This odious monstrosity represents the death of a vibrant, diverse culture at the hands of a corporate monolith.

Hello, Brooklyn

AP | MESFIN FEKADU | Posted 11.29.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — The newly built Barclays Center is the home of the Brooklyn Nets, and Jay-Z, an investor in the team, christened the venue Friday nig...

Babs Is Coming To Brooklyn!

Posted 05.09.2012 | New York

Attention, people who need people: Barbra Streisand is coming home! Babs will take the stage at Barclays Center at Atlantic Yards in October, marking ...

WATCH: Brooklyn Nets Debut New Commercial

Posted 05.01.2012 | New York

On the heels of unveiling a new logo designed by Jay-Z himself, the Brooklyn Nets have debuted a new commercial touting neighborhood roots and once ag...

Barclays Center To Sell 'Brooklynized' Water Made In Florida

Posted 03.20.2012 | New York

Despite a declaration to envelop itself in "quintessentially Brooklyn" cuisine, Barclays Center will be selling "Brooklyn" branded water produced some...

Massive Atlantic Yards Stadium Searching For Brooklyn-y Food Vendors

Posted 02.29.2012 | New York

The future home of the Brooklyn Nets is looking to embrace its borough moniker with local food vendors serving up "quintessentially Brooklyn" cuisine....

WATCH: Future Home Of Brooklyn Nets Almost Complete

Posted 02.27.2012 | New York

After years of controversy, Barclays Center at Atlantic Yards--future home of the Brooklyn Nets--is "much more than halfway complete" according to Bob...

Shocker: Brooklyn Jobs And Housing The Old-Fashioned Way

Steve Ettlinger | Posted 01.18.2012 | New York
Steve Ettlinger

Kudos to Catsimatidis and Red Apple Group for their development the old-fashioned way, with their own cash and vision, and congratulations to the city government for making this all work.

Atlantic Yards Developer Sued By Construction Workers

Patch | Amy Sara Clark | Posted 11.16.2011 | New York

Claiming they were duped, seven Brooklyn construction workers are sueing the developer of the Atlantic Yards Project and a local community organizatio...

Beyond the Hype of Jay-Z's Brooklyn Nets Announcement

Norman Oder | Posted 11.27.2011 | New York
Norman Oder

The media turned out in droves Monday for a heavily-managed press conference with Jay-Z in Brooklyn across from the under-construction Barclays Center arena. There wasn't much news.

Jay-Z Announces New Name For Brooklyn NBA Team

Posted 11.26.2011 | Sports

Jay-Z announced Monday morning that the Nets will be called the Brooklyn Nets when the team moves from New Jersey to its new home next fall at the Bar...

WATCH: New Doc On The Battle For The Soul Of Brooklyn

Posted 10.12.2011 | New York

"My Brooklyn: The Battle For The Soul Of A City", a new documentary from Kelly Anderson and Allison Lirish Dean, tells the story of Brooklyn gentrific...

Atlantic Yards Twist: Judge Agrees State Agency Catered To Developer Forest City Ratner

Norman Oder | Posted 09.17.2011 | New York
Norman Oder

The new decision, if no slam dunk, is more than a "minor victory." As previous Atlantic Yards litigation has shown, state judges rarely second-guess state agencies.

BAM Will Put On Performances At New Brooklyn Nets Arena

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.30.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A little Shakespeare with your basketball? The developers of a new arena for the NBA's Nets that is under construction in Brooklyn sa...

Pulling the Trigger: U.S. Supreme Court Threatens Campaign Finance Reform in NYC

Morgan Pehme | Posted 08.24.2011 | New York
Morgan Pehme

New York City's campaign finance system, often lauded as the best in the nation, is under attack. The United States Supreme Court may be about to severely curtail the role of public financing in elections.

WATCH: Trailer For Atlantic Yards Doc 'Battle For Brooklyn'

Posted 08.15.2011 | New York

Seven years of footage gathered from the beginning of Brooklyn's Atlantic Yards saga in 2003 follows Prospect Heights activist Daniel Goldstein, the l...

Battle for Brooklyn Recasts the Atlantic Yards Narrative

Norman Oder | Posted 08.15.2011 | New York
Norman Oder

The compelling new documentary does not just recount seven-plus years of community conflict over the Atlantic Yards megaproject. It shows how the media shape the public's understanding of it.

Barclays Bar Will Bring Drunk Nets Fans To Hood: Slopers

Park Slope, NY Patch | Stephen Brown | Email the Author | 1:15pm | Posted 06.26.2011 | New York

Prime 6 was only the tip of the iceberg. Hot off the heels of a fight over one sports bar near the Barclays Center, a new showdown is brewing betwe...

Atlantic Yards Likely Future: 'An Arena And A Large Parking Lot'

Posted 06.04.2011 | New York

In a 2004 press release, Forest City Enterprises pitched the Brooklyn Atlantic Yards project as a development that would "become an integral part of t...

Nets Tickets On Sale At Unfinished Atlantic Yards Stadium

Prospect Heights, NY Patch | Stephen Brown | Posted 06.01.2011 | New York

The opening is over a full season away, but the Brooklyn-bound New Jersey Nets are already selling tickets to the Barclays Center arena. The "All A...

Unions Livid At Ratner's Prefab Tower

Prospect Heights, NY Patch | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Local union workers are reeling from developer Bruce Ratner's acknowledgement that the first residential building at the Atlantic Yards site may be pr...

Prefab Behemoth May Come To Atlantic Yards

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

More controversy today over Brooklyn's Atlantic Yards as the New York Times reveals that Bruce Ratner is planning on constructing the world's tallest ...