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Transit-Oriented Development Forum

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Norman "The Human Tape Reco’der" Oder cranks out a nice report on this week’s Transit-Oriented Development forum at NYU for his blog, Atlantic Yards Report: Though the symposium conspicuously avoided controversial developments like Hudson Yards and Atlantic Yards, Jon Orcutt, executive director of the Tri-State Transportation Campaign offered a caution in the Q&A period. "There’s […]

Atlantic Yards or Atlantic Lots?

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With development projects across the city threatened by an uncertain economy, critics of Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards project believe that a slowdown in construction could burden Prospect Heights with decades of blight. A slide show by the Municipal Art Society, called "Atlantic Yards or Atlantic Lots?," offers a bleak look into the future, like this […]

How to Make Your Own Free Parking Near the Atlantic Yards Site

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Via Norman Oder at Atlantic Yards Report, here’s a variety of parking scofflaw that we’ve never come across before on Streetsblog. In the video, an early morning car commuter, presumably someone working on the nearby Barclays Center arena project, apparently decides that the last parking space on this block of Pacific Street (between Sixth Avenue […]

Atlantic Yards Traffic and Parking

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Continuing to ask the questions that don’t seem to occur to his salaried colleagues in the local media, Atlantic Yards Report’s Norman Oder has recently been digging in to the critical issues of traffic and parking around Forest City Ratner’s massive urban renewal plan for Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. Yesterday, Oder questioned the Empire State Development Corporation’s […]

Merry Gridlock III

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A Council of Brooklyn Neighborhoods traffic analysis predicts gridlock conditions could be almost daily events in the current Atlantic Yards plan. To highlight the need for further regional analysis and better area-wide traffic solutions, the Council of Brooklyn Neighborhoods will be holding an information event. This is an opportunity to point out how Atlantic Yards […]