Atlantic Yards Demolition Begins

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Demolition begins today at the former Ward Bakery building at the Atlantic Yards development in Brooklyn. But even as work crews begin dismantling the building on Pacific Street, protestors plan to rally against the action.

The Atlantic Yards project includes a Frank Gehry-designed arena for the soon-to-be Brooklyn NBA Nets. It also will offer commercial space, a hotel and housing - some of it classified as affordable. Some residents oppose the project because it would mean the demolition of homes and businesses in the area.