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Basketball's coming back, right? Well, probably, but consider:I don’t think anyone can predict what’s going to happen from now on. So many vagaries: the format; health and conditioning of players;  Read more

The screenshot below reproduces the signature section of the Brooklyn Nets' Twitter account, including the line "Our borough is thorough," which adapts and appropriates (without mention) the "My borough is  Read more

From the 2019 book Zoning: A Guide for 21st-Century Planning, edited by Elliott Sclar, Bernadette Baird-Zars, Valerie Stahl, and Lauren Ames Fischer. The summary:Zoning is at once a key technical  Read more

Given the increasing likelihood that major league sports will return in fan-less venues, played for the cameras and the television audience, the question arises: how well can it work.In the  Read more

ESPN reports today on shifting attitudes from those running the universe of pro sports:  "To months in, the landscape has shifted, from fear of one positive test shutting down a  Read more

In 2018 and 2019 (at least), Samsung held Unpacked events at the Barclays Center, unveiling the Galaxy Note.Such private events for corporate launches have proved lucrative for the arena, but  Read more

Sports fans awaiting refunds wonder if they're being played, Crain's New York Business reported two days ago, describing baseball having trouble getting refunds from teams desperate to maintain some liquidity  Read more

There are two Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park towers (B4, B15) under construction, two said to start this summer (B12, B13), and one for which a permit has been filed (B5), starting  Read more

What Would It Take For Sports Fans To Feel Safe?, FiveThirtyEight asked in an article 5/12/20.The answer: less than one quarter (24%) of respondents to an Ipsos poll of 1,109 Americans said they'd  Read more

The latest Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Construction Update (bottom), covering the two weeks beginning Monday, May 18 (tomorrow), was circulated Friday, 5/11/20 at 4:24 pm (lead time) by Empire State Development  Read more

A press release 5/15/20 from the state of Georgia, headlined Governor Kemp Announces Microsoft Corp. to Expand Presence in Atlanta with 1,500 New Jobs, New Facility State Seal:Governor Brian P.  Read more

Yesterday the Real Deal published (broadcast?) and interview with Dror Poleg, author of Rethinking Real Estate, subtitled "A Roadmap to Technology's Impact on the World's Asset Class," and his business  Read more

Any legal challenge to a New York State agency decision goes uphill, given the limited role of the courts, so it's no surprise that a state Supreme Court justice has  Read more

No wonder major sports leagues are itching to return to play, with the NBA contemplating games in a single location, and Major League Baseball considering games in empty stadiums.After all,  Read more

Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal published Reopening the Coronavirus-Era Office: One-Person Elevators, No Cafeterias. Bottom line: everything requires more space and barriers in the social-distancing era.That means high-rise buildings and  Read more

In case you're wondering, the scheduled 5/12/20 Atlantic Yards Quality of Life meeting has been postponed to an unspecified time, according to a notice on the web site for the  Read more

The Brooklyn Nets, in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, have created the Brooklyn Nets Resource Hub, a listing of online resources, in categories like Education, Health & Wellness, Food,  Read more

OK, maybe we have some insight on the odd, two-month tenure of David Levy, who left as Brooklyn Nets/Barclays Center CEO, telling the Times last November, "It wasn’t one thing. It  Read more

Madison International via Street Art NYCOpposite the Barclays Center at Fort Greene Place and Atlantic Avenue, there's a new mural, "Hope," at Atlantic Center mall, 20 feet wide and 24 feet  Read more

I recently read Eric Eyre's excellent and troubling book Death in Mud Lick: A Coal Country Fight against the Drug Companies That Delivered the Opiod Epidemic.I'll refer you to reviews  Read more

Is the B5 tower, the first (of six) expected over the Vanderbilt Yard, just east of Sixth Avenue between Atlantic Avenue and Pacific Street, really on its way?Well, permits have  Read more

“I wouldn’t make any big development decisions right now,” Dr. Richard J. Jackson, professor emeritus in the department of environmental health sciences at the Fielding School of Public Health at  Read more

Rendering via StreetEasyIn a 5/4/20 article, The Real Deal reported on the sale of a new rental tower (completed 2018) at the wedge-shaped intersection of Flatbush Avenue and Fulton Street, where  Read more

After last week offering additional guidelines for when the state's ten regions can re-open, Gov. Andrew Cuomo yesterday offered seven more guidelines. The state will monitor four core factors, according to his  Read more

The latest Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Construction Update (bottom), covering the two weeks beginning Monday, May 4 (today), was circulated Friday, 5/1/20 at 3:13 pm by Empire State Development (ESD) after  Read more

Daily News columnist Harry Siegel, in Our city, unmasked: Imagining New York, for worse and better, after the coronavirus pandemic, posted yesterday, writes that the city will not revive as  Read more

This is a kind of "Atlantic Yards down the memory hole" moment. The New Yorker 4/27/20 published a "Postcard from Before," A Pre-Pandemic Night Out with Stephen Malkmus, which follows the  Read more

Two days ago, I and others noted that Gov. Andrew Cuomo's New York Forward Re-Opening Advisory Board included representatives of several sports teams and venues but no one from the  Read more

De Blasio's signature housing plan poised to take big hit from coronavirus, Politico's Janaki Chadha reported 4/28/20, noting more than $1 billion in cuts over the next two years, a  Read more

A press release yesterday, Amid Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, Governor Cuomo Outlines Additional Guidelines for Phased Plan to Re-open New York, announced the New York Forward Re-Opening Advisory Board.The advisory board will  Read more

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