Led By Norman Oder, Journalist, Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Report
Hugely controversial when proposed (in 2003) and approved, the megaproject Atlantic Yards (in 2014 renamed Pacific Park Brooklyn), still deserves attention. See what’s been built (the Barclays Center, home to the Brooklyn Nets; plus 6 of 15 towers), what’s coming (2 more towers), and what’s left (decking the railyard for 6 towers? a two-tower project?) this crucial crossroads.
Learn Atlantic Yards’ tangled history, uncertain timetable, changing designs (and ownership), and ongoing questions. Topics include public accountability, affordable housing, arena design/operations, and the changing neighborhood/Brooklyn context.
We will walk around much of the perimeter of the 22-acre site, plus some adjacent blocks.
Norman Oder is a veteran journalist focusing on the project in his blog, and also a veteran tour guide specializing in Brooklyn.
City sidewalks and (not necessarily smooth) street crossings
RSVP is required and capacity is limited. Meeting location, ending location, and directions will be provided via email before walk date.