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2010
Did Gerges decision in March moot final Atlantic Yards case? Same grounds, new context. Oral argument Monday should be vigorous.
April 9, 2010. Atlantic Yards Report

Nets ownership transfer to Mikhail Prokhorov delayed again
April 8, 2010. The Star-Ledger. by Dave D'Alessandro

Suit: ESDC lied to judge about Yards timetable
April 8, 2010. The Brooklyn Paper

Deep bench at the groundbreaking? There were only enough Brooklyn elected officials to play three-on-three
March 16, 2010. Atlantic Yards Report

Team hype: pomp and (questionable) promises, bitter (and near-final?) protest mark ceremonial groundbreaking for Barclays Center arena

March 12, 2010. Atlantic Yards Report

Why the Atlantic Yards Is Currently a Loser for Everyone, Even Ratner
March 10, 2010. Chris Smith. New York Magazine. Daily Intel

Gerges dismisses challenge to condemnation; no barrier to project construction; streets to close March 8
March 1, 2010. Atlantic Yards Report

Condemnation on hold after judge promises prompt review of claims; streets unlikely to close on February 1
February 1, 2010. Atlantic Yards Report

Avaricious developers and governments twist the meaning of 'blight'
January 23, 2010. George Will, Washington Post


2009

Atlantic Yard Bonds May Be Sold, Escrowed: Official
October 30, 2009. The Bond Buyer

NYS sets big bond sale, waits on other large issues
October 29, 2009. Reuters

Sale of Nets' Arena Debt Is Tough Shot
October 16, 2009. Wall Street Journal

Courtesy of the tireless, dedicated folks at Freddy's Brooklyn Roundhouse, the complete October 14 Court of Appeals eminent domain argument for Goldstein et al. v. Empire State Development Corporation



At eminent domain oral argument, judges skeptical of both sides; court spends more time on process, low-rent housing issue than AY as sweetheart deal
Atlantic Yards Report, October 14, 2009.

High Court Hears Arguments in Atlantic Yards Case
New York Times City Room blog. By Nicholas Confessore, October 14, 2009.

NY top court begins key hearing on Brooklyn project
Reuters. October 14, 2009.

New York Case Pits State Against Land Owners Opposing a New NBA Arena
The Wall Street Journal . by Suzanne Sataline. October 14, 2009.

Richest Russian’s Newest Toy: An N.B.A. Team
NY Times. September 23, 2009.

Independent Budget Office (IBO) Fiscal Brief on the Arena [pdf]
The Proposed Arena at Atlantic Yards: An Analysis of City Fiscal Gains and Losses
September, 2009

End eminent domain abuse: N.Y.'s highest court should rule against Bruce Ratner
By Dana Berliner. Opinion Column . New York Daily News. August 24, 2009

Atlantic Yards’ Developer Races a Court Hearing, a Bond Deadline and Opponents
The NY Times. August 10, 2009

The Court Date Is Set for Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn
Ryan Thompson. Brooklyn Daily Eagle. July 9, 2009

A Local Journey: Daniel Goldstein with Brian Carreira
Brian J. Carriera. Brooklyn Rail. July 9, 2009

Atlantic Yards beginning to look like pie in Brooklyn sky for pols
Erin Durkin, Jotham Sederstrom. New York Daily News. July 6, 2009

State's Top Court Will Hear Appeal Against Atlantic Yards
Charles Bagli. The NY Times. June 30, 2009

Atlantic Yards Project Enters a Crucial Period
Charles Bagli. The NY Times. June 25, 2009

MTA Approves Less Lucrative Atlantic Yards Deal
Eliot Brown. New York Observer . June 24, 2009

MTA APPROVES ATLANTIC YARDS BAILOUT PLAN
Rich Calder. NY Post. June 24, 2009

Atlantic Yards Hearing Draws Overflow Crowd
WNYC Newsroom. June 24, 2009

Goldstein Outbids Ratner, In Vain
Andy Newman. The NY Times. June 24, 2009

MTA Lets Ratner Defer Payments
Michael Grynbaum. The NY Times. June 24, 2009

Battle Between Budget and Beauty, Which Budget Won
Nicolai Ouroussoff . The NY Times. June 9, 2009.

Developer Drops Gehry’s Design for Brooklyn Arena
Charles Bagli. The NY Times. June 4, 2009.

Study shows Atlantic Yards NBA arena project could cost city big-time
Jotham Sederstrom. NY Daily News June 4, 2009.

Gehry Thinks Atlantic Yards Is Not "Going to Happen
DDDB.net
. March 24, 2009.

What Ever Happened to Atlantic Yards?
WNYC. January 22, 2009.

Atlantic Yards Looks to $lash Transit Upgrade
NY Post. January 22, 2009.

Brooklyn Nets Arena cutbacks? Bruce Ratner scales back plans; Star architect Frank Gehry may go
NY Daily News. January 8, 2009.

New name for Nets arena? How about "U.S. Taxpayer Bailout for U.K. Bank Center"?
The Smart Asset. By Ward Harkavy. March 9, 2009.

It’s a Stimulus Bill, Not a Developer Bailout Bill
Letter to the Editor, The Brooklyn Paper Mailbag. February 12, 2009.

Smith: Ratner's Atlantic Yards Stimulus Shakedown
New York Magazine Daily Intel Blog. By Chris Smith. February 10, 2009.

ATL. YARDS BIG WANTS PORK PIE
NY Post. By Rich Calder. February 9, 2009.

Forest City nixes community input
Courier Life. By Stephen Witt. February 7, 2009.

Build the arena — with fed money!
The Brooklyn Paper. Editorial by Ed Weintrob. February 5, 2009.

Atlantic Yards Looks to $lash Transit Upgrade
NY Post. By Rich Calder. January 22, 2009.

What Ever Happened to Atlantic Yards?
WNYC. By Matthew Schuerman. January 22, 2009.

Developer May Scale Back Plan for Nets' Brooklyn Arena
The Wall Street Journal. January 9, 2009.

Brooklyn Nets Arena cutbacks? Bruce Ratner scales back plans; Star architect Frank Gehry may go
NY Daily News. January 8, 2009.

Atlantic Yards Developer Denies Removing Architect
NY Times CityRoom Blog. January 8, 2009.

"I don’t know... how long we could delay": A look forward at Atlantic Yards in 2009
Atlantic Yards Report. January 6, 2009.

“It’s not going to happen in a nanosecond": a look back at Atlantic Yards in 2008
Atlantic Yards Report. January 5, 2009.

2008


Atlantic Yards Becomes a Question Mark
Forest City Ratner pushes for faster public funding, private loan extension as recession clouds future
NY Observer. by Eliot Brown. December 16, 2008.

Atlantic Yards will go up . . . when economy does
New York Daily News. December 11, 2008.
by Erin Durkin and Jotham Sederstrom

Five More Stocks with Zero Value
We'd prefer a pack of gum to these businesses.
Morningstar.com. December 9, 2008.

Does this look like a site prepared "for the next steps"?
Atlantic Yards Report. December 6, 2008.

Documents show FCR has missed three deadlines to construct temporary railyard (and that litigation was not a factor)
Atlantic Yards Report. December 5, 2008.

Atlantic Yards project location sees work halted abruptly
New York Daily News. December 4, 2008.

With $1.5M grant/loan, FCR bails out national ACORN, parent of major CBA partner
Atlantic Yards Report. December 2, 2008.

In IRS regulations allowing tax-exempt bonds, no need for messy democracy like an elective body
Atlantic Yards Report. October 22, 2008.

Nets get favorable ruling from IRS
Star Ledger. by Maura McDermott. October 22, 2008.

Bailout! Feds save Ratner millions with new ruling
The Brooklyn Paper. August 22, 2008.

Tax snag arises in Brooklyn Nets development
Reuters. October 21, 2008.

New Treasury Department regulations would grandfather in tax-free bonds for Atlantic Yards arena
Atlantic Yards Report. October 21, 2008.

Economy, uncertain financing plague Brooklyn arena
International Herald Tribune (Associated Press). October 14, 2008.

Wall Street crisis puts Nets' future Brooklyn home in jeopardy
The Star-Ledger . Ian T. Shearn and George E. Jordan. September 30, 2008.

In appeal of case challenging AY environmental review, some justices skeptical of state’s blight claim
Atlantic Yards Report. September 18, 2008.

Brooklyn Arena Builder Plans to Break Ground in December After Delay. But Lawsuits and Rising Costs Raise Doubts.
New York Times. September 10, 2008.

Measured Improvement? Times analysis of carbon monoxide may exceed AY FEIS estimates
Atlantic Yards Report. August 18, 2008.

Missing from the Blight Study: documentation, as planned, of rents and assessed value trends
Atlantic Yards Report. August 15, 2008.

Yards ‘domain’ case has some eminence
The Brooklyn Paper. August 14, 2008.

It’s unconstitutional! Yards foes pull out new ace in the hole
The Brooklyn Paper. August 7, 2008.

The balance of power?
The Brooklyn Paper. Editorial. June 28 - July 5, 2008.

Atlantic Yards Opposition Seeks Further Approval
GlobeSt.com. June 20, 2008

Letitia James Gets Remixed
The Footprint Gazette. June 20, 2008.

A Question Mark Looms Over 3 Expensive Projects
By Charles V. Bagli. New York Times. June 13, 2008.

Bruce Ratner's Brooklyn Day a dud
By Michael O'Keeffe. NY Daily News. June 8, 2008.

Ratner’s false choice
The Brooklyn Paper. Editorial. June 7, 2008.

Not Mr. Gehry's neighbourhood?
A Frank Gehry-designed arena complex in Brooklyn is a target in New Yorkers's favourite blood sport - real estate
By Simon Houpt. Toronto Globe and Mail. May 19, 2008.

Give heave-ho to 'Lego' building, say Atlantic Yards critics
By Jotham Sederstrom. New York Daily New. May 6, 2008

Atlantic Yards Loses Green Roof for Arena, 2016 Completion Date
By Matthew Schuerman. WNYC-radio. May 6, 2008.

Monday-Morning Tabloid War??
NoLandGrab.org. May 5, 2008

THE FUTURE'S 'BLIGHT'. NIGHTMARE VISION OF B'KLYN ARENA
By Rich Calder. New York Post. May 5, 2008

Atlantic Yards' Miss Brooklyn is slashed more than 100 feet in massive redo
By Jotham Sederstrom. New York Daily New. May 5, 2008

Nets to Newark could be a blessing
By Neil deMause. Metro NY. May 5, 2008.

Delays in $4 Billion Brooklyn Development Are Challenged in Tenants’ Lawsuit
New York Times. May 1, 2008.

NJ group explores bringing Nets to Newark
By Ian T. Shearn, Maura McDermott and George E. Jordan. The Star-Ledger. May 1, 2008.

Effort under way to bring Nets to Newark's Prudential Center
By Ian T. Shearn, Maura McDermott and George E. Jordan. The Star-Ledger. April 30, 2008

YOUR 'NET' LOSS: $2B IN TAXES TO RATNER
By Rich Calder. New York Post. April 14, 2008

BREAKDOWN: Ratner's Nets Gain
By Rich Calder. New York Post. April 14, 2008

Atlantic Yards Fallout
By Brian J. Carreira. The Brooklyn Rail. April 2008.

Kelo Sequel to Court
By Lyle Denniston. SCOTUSblog.com. April 1, 2008.

AY eminent domain appeal asks the Supreme Court to clarify Kelo decision
Atlantic Yards Report. April 2, 2008.

Atlantic Yards May Prompt Supreme Court To Revisit Eminent Domain
NY Sun. Joseph Goldstein. April 2, 2008.

Atlantic Yards heads to Supreme Court
Eleven property owners and tenants filed a petition this week asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear their eminent domain appeal.
Crain's New York Business. Kira Bindrim. April 1, 2008.

Take back the rail yards!
The Brooklyn Paper. Editorial. March 29, 2008.

Slow Economy Likely to Stall Atlantic Yards
The New York Times. By Charles V. Bagli. March 21, 2008.

What Will Be Left of Gehry’s Vision for Brooklyn?
The New York Times. By Nicolai Ouroussoff. March 21, 2008.

Atlantic Yards Opponents Look With Hope to Gov. Paterson

The Village Voice. By Julie Bolcer . March 14, 2008

Prospect Heights Grandeur
The NY Sun. "Abroad in New York." By Francis Morrone. February 14, 2008

Developer's Donation Raises Eyebrow
WNYC Radio. February 13, 2008.

Scorning no-donation policy, FCR gives $58K to Assembly Campaign Committee (which doesn't need it)
Atlantic Yards Report. February 11, 2008.

It’s true! Ratner a big liar!
The Brooklyn Paper. February 9, 2008.

Pols must hit Ratner in wallet
The Brooklyn Paper. Editorial. February 9, 2008.

James, Yassky: Ax Yards funds
The Brooklyn Paper. February 9, 2008.

Atlantic Yards, the E.I.S Game and the Destruction of Brooklyn
The Genius of the Development Industrial-Complex
By Christopher Ketcham. Counterpunch.org. January 30, 2008.

Legal Delays Tax More Than the Nets' Patience
New York Times. By Richard Sandomir. January 29, 2008.

Chris Smith: Ratner Showing Fear, At Last?

New York Magazine's Daily Intelligencer. By Chris Smith. January 29, 2008

Builder Can Nix Nets Plan
NY Post. By Rich Calder. January 29, 2008.

Court Trouble: Ratner Admits Arena-Funding Woes
NY Post. By Rich Calder. January 28, 2008.

Not A Waste of Time
The Brooklyn Paper. Editorial. January 26, 2008

A Weak Court Ruling
The Brooklyn Paper. Editorial. January 19, 2008

Pols: Pull Ratner off the trough
The Brooklyn Paper. January 12, 2008

Appellate judge's recusal may be good news for AY eminent domain plaintiffs
Atlantic Yards Report. January 16, 2008.

The dubious crime statistics and the missing cloud over the AY court case
Atlantic Yards Report. January 14, 2008

Rereading the AY court decision: could "Shoot the Freak" also be a "civic project"?
Atlantic Yards Report. January 13, 2008

After eight months, state judge dismisses challenge to AY environmental review
Atlantic Yards Report. January 12, 2008

Pols: Pull Ratner off the trough
The Brooklyn Paper. January 12, 2008


2007


Columbia Pulls a Kelo
NY Sun OpEd by Michael White. December 20, 2007.

Deals that lead to lost property taxes
NY Daily News. by Juan Gonzalez. December 20, 2007.

Doctoroff’s disaster
The Brooklyn Paper. Editorial. December 15, 2007.

Now he tells us! On the way out, Doctoroff admits Atlantic Yards process was flawed
The Brooklyn Paper. December 15, 2007.

Doctoroff Looks Back on Atlantic Yards
NY Observer. by Matthew Schuerman. December 11, 2007.

Not Everyone is Sad to See Doctoroff Go
Village Voice. John DeSio. December 10, 2007.

Regarding Willets Point, city process essentially repudiates AY sequence
Atlantic Yards Report. December 7, 2007.

Doctoroff's resignation draws praise, but AY is conspicuously ignored
Atlantic Yards Report. December 6, 2007.

FOIL-ed! State says it can’t talk security
The Brooklyn Paper.
December 8, 2007.

City can’t curb Yards security
The Brooklyn Paper. December 8, 2007.

Could Security Concerns Sink Nets Arena?
Brooklyn Downtown Star. December 6, 2007.

Opponents slam plan to build Atlantic Yards arena near busy intersection
NY Daily News. November 30, 2007.

Another Call for an Atlantic Yards Security Study
Brownstoner. November 30, 2007.

A Casualty in the Atlantic Yards Battle
NY Times City Room blog. November 28, 2007.

ESDC Appoints Atlantic Yards Ombudsman
Brownstoner. November 28, 2007.

A Brooklyn Arena and the Street: What’s the Right Distance?
NY Times. November 24, 2007.

Putting the Atlantic Yards Arena in a Secure Place
NY Times City Room blog. November 21, 2007.

End Barclays deal now
Brooklyn Paper Editorial. November 17, 2007.

Electeds Join in Call for Yards Security Study
Brooklyn Downtown Star. November 15, 2007.

Concerns Rise Over Brooklyn Boom
New York Sun. November 15, 2007.

State secret? ESDC stonewalls on arena setbacks, but graphics hint building's near street
Atlantic Yards Report. November 13, 2007.

Frank Gehry: has the bubble burst?
The First Post. November 13, 2007.

Arena, 2011? The three-year bridge reconstruction clock hasn't started
Atlantic Yards Report. November 12, 2007.

Frank Gehry Environmental Impact Hall of Fame
NoLandGrab. November 12, 2007.

Frank Lloyd Wrong
Cracks Finally Appear in the Fad of Gehry
NY Post. Kyle Smith. November 11, 2007.

Security Study Urged for Atlantic Yards
NY Times. November 8, 2007.

MIT sues Gehry, citing leaks in $300m complex
Blames famed architect for flaws at Stata Center
Boston Globe. November 6, 2007.

Tale of 2 cities: Newark arena closes key streets; Yards next?
The Brooklyn Paper. By Michael McLaughlin. October 20, 2007.

Newark Arena Fuels Yards Security Concerns
Brooklyn Downtown Star. October 18, 2007.

Brooklyn arena foes want review of terrorism risk
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. October 15, 2007.

Will Atlantic Yards security get a state hearing (and would streets close)?
Atlantic Yards Report. October 15, 2007.

Uh-oh: Newark to close street bordering arena to guard against terrorism (and what about AY?)
Atlantic Yards Report. October 12, 2007.

TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT: Newark will shut streets near arena
Newark Star Ledger. October 13, 2007.

Moment of Truth: Court to determine if Ratner gets land
Brooklyn Paper. Gersh Kuntzman. October 13, 2007.

Atlantic Yards case is strong
Editorial. Brooklyn Paper. October 13, 2007.

Eminent domain appeal faces engaged but skeptical panel
Atlantic Yards Report. October 9, 2007.

Judge Hears Arguments In Brooklyn Eminent Domain Case
NY1. October 9, 2007.

Brooklyn lawyer: Arena not a public use
USAToday (AP) October 9, 2007.

U.S. Court Hears Opponents of Atlantic Yards Argue for Reinstating Suit
NY Times October 10, 2007.

Arguments Are Heard in Atlantic Yards Case
NY Times' City Room blog October 9, 2007.

Shedding Blight: Condemning Condemnation
Brooklyn Downtown Star. July 5, 2007.

Willets Pt. biz owners protest eminent domain
Queens Times Ledger.
July 5, 2007.

Lawsuit Forces Disclosure Of Atlantic Yards Financial Plans Including Ratner Business Plan
Assemblyman James Brennan Press Release. July 2, 2007.

Official Sees Possible Risk in Big Project in Brooklyn
New York Times. July 1, 2007.

Neutrality in Expansion at Columbia Is Questioned
New York Times. June 30, 2007.

The Ratner Clause
The Brooklyn Paper. Editorial. June 30, 2007.

Bruce boost: Assemblyman gives Ratner a clause for celebration
The Brooklyn Paper. June 30, 2007.

New Yorkers Unite Against NY's Eminent Domain Abuse
OnNYTurf. June 29, 2007.

City’s Plans for Housing Flop in Albany
New York Times. June 29, 2007.

Bloomy slams "Ratner carve-out"
The Brooklyn Paper. June 29, 2007.

Who dunnit?
NoLandGrab. June 29, 2007.

A rally against eminent domain abuse, four City Council members and the "Willets Point effect"
Atlantic Yards Report. June 28, 2007.

Ratner, Lopez Do Business the Old-Fashioned Way
NY Magazine Daily Intelligencer. Chris Smith. June 22, 2007.

Atlantic Yards gets a deal so sweet it's sick
NY Daily News. Juan Gonzalez. June 22, 2007.

Ratner sticks low-income renters with bill for Atlantic Yards
NoLandGrab. June 22, 2007.

A New Jersey decision on blight, and the echo for Atlantic Yards
Atlantic Yards Report. June 18, 2007.

"Stop Payment": Groups say city's $100M shouldn't buy Ratner land
Atlantic Yards Report. June 14, 2007.

Goodbye, Mr. Stuckey; Atlantic Yards head departs for "new challenges"
Atlantic Yards Report. June 13, 2007.

Judge Finds Atlantic Yards Meets Public Use Standard
New York Law Journal. June 10, 2007.

Eminent Domain Ruling On Atlantic Yards
Depa Fernandez interviews Candace Carponter, head of Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn's legal committee
Wake Up Call, WBAI. June 10, 2007.

Local Lawyers Fight Atlantic Yards Project As 'Own Law Firm'
New York Law Journal. June 8, 2007.

POV: Garaufis decision
NoLandGrab. June 7, 2007.

Judge dismisses federal eminent domain lawsuit; appeal planned
Atlantic Yards Report. June 7, 2007.

Privately financed? Court documents finally specify the housing bonds behind Atlantic Yards
Atlantic Yards Report. June 6, 2007.

Huge deficit in tax-exempt bonds suggests Atlantic Yards delay
Atlantic Yards Report. June 6, 2007.

Lawsuit over environmental review would require ESDC, PACB, and MTA to take another look
Atlantic Yards Report. Norman Oder. April 6, 2007.

Yards get new suits
Brooklyn arena opponents ask Spitzer to toss OKs given by Pataki boards

NY Daily New. Jotham Sederstrom. April 6, 2007.

Ratner gets new suit
Fourth action against Atlantic Yards names state, MTA

Metro New York. Amy Zimmer. April 6, 2007.


Clearing of Atlantic Yards’ Site Proceeds as Legal Thicket Grows Denser
NY Times. Andy Newman. April 5, 2007.


"Time is Fleeting" Says Busy Judge
Brooklyn Downtown Star. Nik Kovac. April 5, 2007.


State Never Saw Business Plan For Atlantic Yards Project
NY Sun. Eliot Brown. March 28, 2007.

Yards Ball Now In Judge's Court
Brooklyn Downtown Star. Nik Kovac. February 15
, 2007.

Eminent Domain & African Americans: What is the Price of the Commons?
By Mindy Thompson Fullilove, MD. A Report Issued by the Castle Coalition. February 14, 2007.

Judge Poses Tough Questions to Atlantic Yards Backers
NY Sun. Joseph Goldstein. February 8, 2007.

“Public purpose” enters uncharted territory in marathon eminent domain “seminar”
Atlantic Yards Report. Norman Oder. February 8, 2007.

Opening salvos fired in Atlantic Yards case
Metro NY. Patrick Arden. February 8, 2007.

Atlantic Yards fight in court as mayor weighs in
amNewYork. Michael Clancy. February 8, 2007.


2006
Marty's Humble Opinion. Borough President Markowitz Interviewed
Unedited interview audio file (mp3, 13mb)
The Brooklyn Papers. December 30, 2006

Atlantic Yards Enters New Phase, and Faces Next Hurdle: Lawsuits
NY Times. By Nicholas Confessore. December 22, 2006

State Approves Major Complex for Brooklyn
NY Times. By Nicholas Confessore. December 21, 2006

KPMG report to ESDC... says nothing about net revenue to city and state
Atlantic Yards Report. Norman Oder. December 20, 2006.


A Bit of Everything Wrong
The NY Sun. By Nicole Gelinas. December 19, 2006

Eminent Danger
The NY Sun. Editorial. December 18, 2006

Missing in ESDC presentation to PACB: housing subsidies
Atlantic Yards Report. By Norman Oder. December 18, 2006

Still waiting for Ratner's profit projections
Atlantic Yards Report. By Norman Oder. December 18, 2006

New ESDC fiscal impact memo raises more questions than it answers
Atlantic Yards Report. Norman Oder. December 16, 2006.

Agency Cuts Atlantic Yards Revenue Estimate
NY Times. By Nicholas Confessore. December 14, 2006

The missing half-billion: ESDC cuts projected AY tax revenue by nearly one-third
Atlantic Yards Report. Norman Oder. December 13, 2006.

Ratner Had Planned 8 Percent Scaleback
The Real Estate. By Matthew Schuerman. November 16, 2006

Mad Overkiller Overkills Self
No Land Grab. By Norman Oder. November 16, 2006

AY myth 2: the cutbacks weren't in the cards
Atlantic Yards Report. By Norman Oder. November 15, 2006

AY myth 1: the Design Guidelines came from the government
Atlantic Yards Report. By Norman Oder. November 15, 2006

AY office jobs: from 10,000 to... 375
Atlantic Yards Report. By Norman Oder. November 15, 2006

Queens West less dense than AY--and overall more affordable
Atlantic Yards Report. By Norman Oder. November 15, 2006

The postage-stamp "absurdity" of AY's "Main Lawn"
Atlantic Yards Report. By Norman Oder. November 13, 2006

DDDB Spokesman Goldstein on Eminent Domain Lawsuit on Fox News
Your World With Neil Cavuto. November 12, 2006

Perspectives on the Atlantic Yards Development Through the Prism of Race
New York Times. By Nicholas Confessore. November 12, 2006

We're not going to take it... anymore!
Daily News. By Michael O'Keeffe. November 12, 2006

Ratner jobs fall short
Brooklyn Papers. By Ariella Cohen. November 11, 2006

City: Ward’s Bakery is not a landmark
Brooklyn Papers. By Samuel Goldsmith. November 11, 2006

On Election Day, billionaire team owners looking for taxpayer handouts had it just as rough as the GOP
Salon.com. By King Kaufman. November 9, 2006

2006 Election Wrap Up: Voters Overwhelmingly Passed Eminent Domain Reform
Castle Coalition. November 8, 2006

Grow or die? Yes, but do it right, says Shiffman
Atlantic Yards Report. By Norman Oder. November 7, 2006

Learning from Newark

Brooklyn Views. By Jonathan Cohn. November 5, 2006

The Yards Lawsuit Cometh
The Downtown Brooklyn Star. By Norman Oder. November 2, 2006

Housing displacement? The map points to Prospect Heights/Crown Heights
Atlantic Yards Report. By Norman Oder. November 1, 2006

The unreality of Atlantic Yards
NY Metro. OpEd. By Norman Oder. October 30, 2006

Plotting offense in Atlantic Yards fight
Attorney for project foes says developer-driven Brooklyn plan is unconstitutional
NY Metro. October 30, 2006

The next eminent domain donnybrook? AY controversy goes to court
Atlantic Yards Report. October 27, 2006

Groups Aiming to Block Atlantic Yards Project Cite Eminent Domain
New York Law Journal. October 27, 2006

Atlantic Yards Project Abuses Uses of Eminent Domain, Suit Says

NY Sun. October 27, 2006

Atlantic Yards Suit Highlights Eminent Domain Issues
Commercial Property News.
October 27, 2006

Brooklyn residents sue to stop Atlantic Yards
Crain's New York Business. October 27, 2006

Brooklynites sue over Atlantic Yards eminent domain
Associated Press via NY Newsday. October 27, 2006

Lawsuit looks to block Nets’ shot
NY Metro. October 27, 2006

Ratner plan hit with suit: Eviction targets seek to stop Yards
NY Daily News. October 27, 2006

Suit Against Atlantic Yards Challenges Eminent Domain
NY Times. October 27, 2006

Suit Seeks to Dunk Arena
NY Post. October 27, 2006

In Big Slow Brooklyn Build, Is It Affordable Housing Last?
NY Observer. By Matthew Schuerman. September 11, 2006

THE 6%-8% SOLUTION?
- The SLATIN REPORT. BY Steve Garmhausen. September 6, 2006

RATZILLA ATTACKS BROOKLYN
Mr. Ratner's Neighborhood:
Manipulative developers, shrill protesters, and a sixteen-tower glass-and-steel monster marching inexorably forward. What the battle for the soul of Brooklyn looks like—from right next door.
- New York Magazine. By Chris Smith. August 14, 2006

Ratner renter revolt Holdout tenants prep Yards suit
-The Brooklyn Papers. August 5, 2006

Flawed from the get-go
-Editorial The Brooklyn Papers. August 5, 2006

Spitzer: Let’s weigh Yards pros, cons
-The Brooklyn Papers. August 5, 2006

A tale of three community boards
-Web Exclusive The Brooklyn Papers. August 4, 2006

Life in the Footprint:
Voices of the fading community in the shadow of the Atlantic Yards

-The Village Voice. By Cynthia Carr. August 1, 2006

Blight, Like Beauty, Can Be in the Eye of the Beholder
-The New York Times. July 25, 2006

July 22, 2006 - Brooklyn Papers
Yards protest rallies 2,000State big to Brooklyn: You’re Manhattan now
Inside Ratner’s Atlantic Yards
State docs show massive impact
Gargano to B’klyn: Get big
Editorial
Rally on!


Measuring a Projectís Shadow, and Burden, on Brooklyn
-The New York Times. July 19, 2006

Atlantic yards report released
- AM New York. July 19, 2006

Living in the shadow
-Metro NY. July 19, 2006

State report fans flames in Atlantic Yards controversy
-Metro NY. July 19, 2006

Yards impact report 'absurd,' critic says
-The Daily News. July 19, 2006

In Push for Atlantic Yards Project, State Touts Eminent Domain

-The New York Sun. July 19, 2006

July 15, 2006 - Brooklyn Papers
On the cheap Throngs seek out Bruce’s low-rent Yards apartments
A dog-and-pony show
Editorial

Bard of Brooklyn savages Gehry's 'wedding dress' blocks
The Guardian. by Paul Arendt. June 27, 2006

Ratner’s shadow looms:
Pratt study: Atlantic Yards would put Fort Greene in darkness
- The Brooklyn Papers. June 24, 2006

Yassky bill would push $3M to Ratner crony
- The Brooklyn Papers. June 17, 2006

"Atlantic Yards": Staving Off a Scar for Decades By Ron Shiffman, FAICP, Hon. AIA.
July 12, 2006
MAS presentation on design principles, brochure now online - The Atlantic Yards Report. June 22, 2006

No Mas Skyscrapers, Says MAS - The Brooklyn Downtown Star. June 22, 2006

Brooklyn's Trojan Horse: What's wrong with the buildings Frank Gehry wants to put in my neighborhood?
By Jonathan Lethem. Slate.com. June 19, 2006

Atlantic Yards Can't Work - The Brooklyn Papers. June 17, 2006

How Big is Atlantic Yards? - NoLandGrab.org. June 16, 2006

MAS says FCR's current plan "won't work;" panel, crowd pile on criticism - The Atlantic Yards Report. June 16, 2006

Atlantic Yards Project Violates Principles of Urban Planning - WNYC, NY Public Radio. By Andrea Bernstein. June 16, 2006

Group Calls for Major Changes in Atlantic Yards Plan - The New York Times. June 16, 2006

Ratner’s Atlantic Yards: A Brooklyn Controversy That Matters Citywide [pdf, page 4 and 7]
by Daniel Goldstein. May 2006. Our River, Our Streets.
(A publication from the Federation to Preserve the Greenwich Village Waterfront & Great Port)

It's The Scale, Stupid
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Brooklyn Views Blog. May 21, 2006

Developer Defends Atlantic Yards Plan for Brooklyn - The New York Times. May 12, 2006

Unimpressed With Gehry’s New Take on Arena - The New York Sun. May 12, 2006

The Counterfeit Cents of Community: Ratner’s Nest Egg
by Jess Wisloski, Oct. 2005. Published, May 2006. Dead Stories

Critic Morrone: urban quality of Brooklyn at stake - Atlantic Yards Report. 3/26/06

The $6 billion lie: why Ratner's fiscal claim is Swiss cheese - Atlantic Yards Report. 3/28/06

Watching the Takers - New York Sun Editorial. 3/24/06



2005
Atlantic Yards ‘is not blighted,’ says Green. Assemblyman speaks against eminent domain
The Brooklyn Paper. By Ariella Cohen. November 12, 2005

A Call for Narrative - The Brooklyn Rail. by Brian J. Carreira, November 2005

Danish Urban Designer/Architect Jan Gehl Tours Ratner's Brooklyn Developments - November 18, 2005

Developer Has Mixed Record in Brooklyn - Andrea Bernstein. WNYC. 9/13/05

Bruce Ratner: Powerman, the Eroica, and Atlantic Yards - The Brooklyn Rail. by Brian J. Carreira, September 2005

Bruce Ratner Doesn’t Use Steroids, But His P.R. Machine Won’t Stop Pumping Up the Atlantic Yards Project
The Brooklyn Rail. by Brian J. Carreira, July 2005

THE RETURN OF METROTECH: How to ensure the sequels to Brooklyn's back-office complex will share prosperity with the neighborhoods next door. Matthew Schuerman. CityLimits.org. 02/05

Brooklyn Groups Offer Alternative To Ratner’s Atlantic Yards Plan - NY Sun. 1/31/05

SURPRISE! BUILD files brief with rest of Ratner coalition. ACORN stays on sidelines - NoLandGrab. 1/28/05



2004
Eminent Domain: Being Abused? - 60 Minutes. 07/04/04

Arena foes smell a Ratner - Mike Lupica. NY Daily News. 6/26/04
"A huge real-estate deal, riding into Brooklyn behind a Jason Kidd-led fast break, right through neighborhoods we are supposed to hand over to a developer like Ratner."

The Price of Ratner's Hoopla: Brooklyn Stadium Would be a Money Loser for NYC - The Brooklyn Rail. 06/2004

Arena costs us 100s of millions. Ratner exec says taxpayers will pay - The Brooklyn Papers. 5/22/04

Council fouls out: Community residents not allowed to speak until press and most officials leave hearing - The Brooklyn Papers. 5/08/04

A New Growth War - Julia Vitullo-Martin. New York Post. 5/24/04

Letter to Ratner - Johannah Rodgers. May, 2004 The Brooklyn Rail

A lot on his mind: NJ honcho takes aim at Nets, Jets and mayor over arena controversies - Michael O'Keefe. NY Daily News. 4/11/04

Ratner Rules: Brooklyn Nets Plan Spares Developer Shaya Boymelgreen's Project - Matthew Schuerman. The Village Voice. 4/05/04

The Nets Arena Is Not The Real Issue In Development Of Downtown Brooklyn - Tom Angotti. Gotham Gazette. 04/04

*Nets of Plenty: Bruce Ratner wants to turn public funds into private equity with a little help from his friends.
Dan Neel. New York Press. 2/10/04

Brooklyn Papers: Brooklyn's identity safe without the 'Jersey Nets - Brooklyn Papers. 1/31/04

Arena concerns hit home: Net effect of housing will be road woes, say foes - NY Daily News. 2/29/04

Ratner's Brooklyn Nets Blinding the Community? - NYCBasketball.com. 2/08/04

On Dean St., Ratner a rat - Mike Lupica. NY Daily News. 1/26/04

'Ratner Opens Pandora's Box...Can He Deal With What's Inside? - Hoopsworld.com. 1/17/04

Putting up a fight: Jim Bouton warns Brooklyn not to build arena with taxpayers' money - NY Daily News. 1/17/04



2003
Should We the People Ever Build a Stadium for these Millionaire Owners ESPN2 "Writer's Bloc," ESPN.com. 12/30/03