Ok, so there's been A LOT of talk about Bruce Ratner's Atlantic Yards project. And most of it hasn't been from us, because there are peeps out there doing a way the hell better job covering it. If you wanna catch up on all the details throughout the history of time, click on over to:
The downsides of this project have been discussed again and again, and include: eminent domain abuse, fake affordable housing that's not really so affordable, the promise of jobs that can't really be promised cause they are union only jobs, the Frank Gehry brewhaha, etc. For a good summary, check out Atlantic Yards: A Crash Course.
Needless to say, a lot of ppl think this is gonna be bad news bears on multiple fronts.
And yes I know this project is gonna take forever and a fucking day, but since I'm a self-centered bitch, I'm wondering what you ppl think the effects of the Atlantic Yards project will be on THE BEST NEIGHBORHOOD TO LIVE IN NYC: Park Slope. What's gonna happen to us?
An influx of basketball playing residents who want to be closer to the stadium? A worse parking sitch than we already have? Crazy traffic? Plummeting real estate values? Cheaper rents? Nothing? Everything?