On a sultry August day on the porch of Gracie Mansion in 1955 there was a show down between Robert Moses and the great Walter O’Malley. On that day the Brooklyn Dodgers and the sad corner of Flatbush and Atlantic were left to their ignoble fates.
The scare tactics of Develop Don’t Destroy and other misguided blogs listed below are detrimental to a real discourse of how Brooklyn can and will grow. The eyesore of the Atlantic Yards will be developed and will be a great addition to the borough.
Now there is an opportunity for an arena, shopping and housing to be designed by one of America’s better architects. Brooklyn like all of New York is going to grow and no amount of caterwauling by self important luddites is going to stop it.