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Atlantic Yards and the Barclays Center, In Context
May 3, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am| Free
Join Atlantic Yards Report watchdog journalist and New York Like a Native guide Norman Oder on a walk around and beyond the controversial Atlantic Yards site, home to the new Barclays Center arena, the “accidental plaza,” and the 16 planned towers, one under construction, the world’s tallest modular building. While visiting Fort Greene and Prospect Heights, Oder–who has written about the “vaunted, tainted” arena–will discuss context, history, and ever-changing plans for the ambitious project (announced in 2003), and the debates about urban design, public process/oversight, promised jobs and affordable housing, and eminent domain.
NOTE: Meets outside the Williamsburgh Savings Bank