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"Why should people get to see plans? This isn't a public project."
Bruce Ratner in Crain's Nov. 8, 2009

Arena To Open the First of Never

First Forest City Ratner said their arena would open in 2006. Then they said 2009. Now they say maybe 2010. Next...never.

We don't think the arena is ever going to be built.

As Norman Oder explains today, on his Atlantic Yards Report, yesterday's bizarre barrage of non-news-news stories that Forest City Ratner now says their proposed Barclays Center arena will not open until 2010, "the real story is 2011, not 2010." The change in Ratner's mantra from a 2009 season opening to a 2010 season opening has been reported numerous times, as recently as December 12th in a NY Times article. (Oddly the Times published the AP article about 2010 today even though reported the identical story back in December). Oder explains why a 2010 season arena opening is basically an impossibility based on the developer's own proposed construction timeline.

NoLandGrab takes the press to task and exclaims "Look who just caught on!", referring to the non-news-news. Referring to the Forest City spin machine NLG writes:
Ratner's PR team had totally failed to manage expectations earlier in 2007--even though Atlantic Yards watchdog Norman Oder had already recognized the signs of a delay in the arena opening--and they're doing it again. Spokesperson Barry Baum's attempt to spin the story is already leaning toward fiction...
And in analyzing Ratner spokesman Barry Baum's comments in a New York Daily (non) News article--"We plan to be in the Barclays Center during the 2010 calendar year," said Barry Baum, a spokesman for the NBA team that has played in New Jersey since 1977. "That could mean the latter part of the 2009-2010 season."--No Land Grab wrote:
...So Ratner's new story is that maybe the Nets might play some of the 2009-2010 season in Brooklyn, or maybe not, but probably definitely not before 2010?

Posted: 1.04.08
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