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Arrested Development: Housing Stalls at Barclays Center Arena

Friday, October 10, 2014

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Forest City Ratner began exploring modular construction to cut costs as it began to build thousands of apartments. But a dispute with a contractor has put the idea on hold.

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WNYC News

What Will Happen to the Barclay's Apartments?

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Behind schedule and costing millions more than expected, the future of the prefabricated, 32-story apartment building near the Barclays Center is unclear.

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WNYC News

Continued Delays For Housing at Atlantic Yards

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

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Construction firm Skanska and a Forest City Ratner affiliate sue one another over building a modular residential high-rise tower with affordable units next to the Barclays Center arena.

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WNYC News

Greenland Group Initial Atlantic Yards Contribution: $200M

Friday, December 20, 2013

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Additional information has been released about the pending joint venture between Atlantic Yards developer Forest City Enterprises and Shanghai-based Greenland Group and the development at Atlantic Yards.

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WNYC News

Lawmakers Increase Push for Affordable Housing at Atlantic Yards

Friday, November 15, 2013

Affordable housing at Atlantic Yards is receiving increased focus from lawmakers.

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WNYC News

As Barclays Opens, Neighbors Still Grumble

Friday, September 28, 2012

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After almost a decade of fits and starts, the first part of the $4.9 billion Atlantic Yards project opens Friday. But the hoopla can’t quell the controversy surrounding the project. Neighborhood groups continue challenging Atlantic Yards, arguing that a Community Benefits Agreement signed by some, doesn’t include or apply to all.

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WNYC News

Bars Around Barclays Tread Fine Line Between Locals and Arena Visitors

Monday, August 06, 2012

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The area around the new Barclays Center Arena in Brooklyn has become a new bar and restaurant hotspot. But it has some owners wondering if arena crowds and neighborhood locals can coexist at their eateries.

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Transportation Nation

Atlantic Avenue Station in Brooklyn Renamed "Atlantic Avenue - Barclays Center" as New Arena Nears Completion

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Atlantic Avenue gets some new signs (photo taken on 5/17/12 by Kamicia Bass/WNYC)

Opening season for the Brooklyn Nets is four months away, but signs are already going up in the Atlantic Avenue station to reflect its new name: Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center.

The MTA has also updated the subway map on its  website to reflect the change. An MTA spokesman said the new name will appear on printed maps this summer.

Forest City Ratner, the developer of the site the stadium sits on in downtown Brooklyn, is paying the MTA $200,000 for 20 years for the naming rights to the station.

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WNYC News

Atlantic Yards Tower Design Revealed

Thursday, November 17, 2011

The design for the Atlantic Yards tower, a 32-story building which would be the world’s tallest prefabricated structure, was unveiled on Thursday.

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WNYC News

Financial 411: Forest City Ratner Makes Its Stamp on the City

Monday, April 04, 2011

An arena rises in Brooklyn. But that's not the only way Forest City Ratner is reshaping our city. We'll take a look at the financial risks for one of the city's biggest real estate developers.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Pre-Fab At Atlantic Yards

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

New York Times reporter Charles Bagli discusses Forest City Ratner's plans to build the world's tallest pre-fab steel structure at Atlantic Yards. Aseem Inam, associate professor of urbanism at Parsons The New School of Design, joins the conversation to discuss pre-fabricated construction from an urban design point of view.

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WNYC News

Ratner Abandons 10-Year Timeline for Atlantic Yards

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Developer Bruce Ratner said Tuesday morning what many of his critics and even some of his associates have been saying for years: there is no way the entire Atlantic Yards project will be done in 10 years.

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Transportation Nation

Major Brooklyn Artery To Be Narrowed for Arena Construction

Friday, August 20, 2010

(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) In New York City this week, Brooklyn residents have been getting a mailer from Forest City Ratner, the developer of the new Nets stadium and mega-building complex near what's called the "crossroads of Brooklyn," Atlantic and Flatbush Avenues. The mailer tells the residents that Flatbush Avenue, a major thoroughfare that connects the Manhattan Bridge to the Atlantic Ocean, will be reduced from six lanes to five until the summer of 2012 for a block at that crucial intersection.

The stadium project was approved only after a prolonged controversy. The mailer seeks to soften the blow by positing that the road closure is to make subway improvements.

We're working getting a traffic analysis, but transpo experts, if you're out there, let us know what you think in the comments page.

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WNYC News

Goodbye to Gehry

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Ellerbe Becket and SHoP Archtiect's new design for the Barclays Center

Ellerbe Becket and SHoP Archtiect\'s new design for the Barclays Center

The state economic development agency gave final approval today to a revised plan for Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn.

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