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Plan for Community Use of Barclays Center Emerges

As the Atlantic Yards project slowly moves toward implementing the community benefits agreement that secured its approval, a lottery will be held for 10 events, sponsored by nonprofit groups, in arena spaces.

Forest City Ratner Again Gets Extension from MTA

The developer has pushed back for a second time the formal start of construction on a new railyard, raising new questions about the timeline for promised housing.

City Downplays Ratner's Role In Carousel Recovery

The developer defrayed the city's costs, helping to save the treasured ride but amplifying questions about whether private donations to favored causes influence policymakers.

Are Nets' Promised Cheap Seats for Sale?

Atlantic Yards said thousands of cheap seats would be available for each home game. But fans are having a lot of trouble tracking down those promised discounts.

Agency, Developer Wrestle Over Atlantic Yards Affordability

Documents reveal tense negotiations between city housing officials and Forest City Ratner over the kind of affordable housing the first Atlantic Yards residential tower will provide. Turns out it's different from what the developer promised.

Brooklyn: A Developing Story

Atlantic Yards may have generated the most heat, but it's just one of several ambitious development ideas that took shape in the borough over the past decade.

Opinions Harden Over Atlantic Yards Housing

The dramatic slow-down in housing construction at the Brooklyn site is fodder for opponents of the project. But supporters believe the development will still make good on its commitments.

Traffic, Noise & Hope: Atlantic Yards Still Elicits Mixed Views

Opponents of Atlantic Yards feel vindicated by the challenges facing the development. Business owners in the area express a mix of concern and optimism.

Nets Arrive, Questions Remain At Atlantic Yards

The Nets are coming to Brooklyn with a 15-man roster and a tip-off in fall 2012. Traffic, jobs, housing and economic activity are coming, too, but no one is sure precisely how much or exactly when.

Brooklyn's Arena Is Coming. What's Coming Next?

In a matter of months the Nets will be playing ball at the corner of Flatbush and Atlantic, as envisioned more than eight years ago by developer Bruce Ratner. But the rest of Atlantic Yards' promise has yet to be fulfilled. Given the deep disagreement the project prompted, what does that mean for Brooklyn?

Hot And Cool: How Brooklyn Became A Destination

The snazzy high-rises of downtown might obscure the history, but Brooklyn wasn't always the place to be. Chapter two of City Limits' Brooklyn issue explores how the biggest borough also became the hottest.

Moses, Jacobs And You: The Battle For Gotham

A history of the philosophical battle between Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs, told by an author who, wisely, took it personally.

Waking the Dead

Lomex. Robert Moses. Westway. Jane Jacobs. What New York's planning past tells us about its future.

Five Boroughs. One City. No Plan.

Is the city's failure to plan a plan for failure?

Whose Dreams Will Decide?

The push for neighborhoods to have more than a voice.

The Casualties

"A lot of small businesses aren't getting the assistance they need to become more competitive."

Development, Zoning Fights Fuel Push For NYC Roadmap

In the new issue of City Limits, a look at the growing calls for New York to take a more comprehensive—and inclusive—approach to planning its physical future.

Afraid of Crime Now? Join The Kids

There are plenty of neighborhoods in New York City where the presence of guns, as well as their deadly consequences, are routine. And it's a reality that no single demographic in New York City knows quite as intimately as youth.

Strong Feelings About Yankee Stadium Deal? Too Bad.

A closed door meeting -- prompted by deals like Atlantic Yards, Yankee Stadium and Columbia University's expansion -- is examining how developers deliver community benefits in New York.

Charter Debate: A Zero-Sum Game?

At a Charter Revision Commission hearing in the Bronx, the theme was power: Who wants more, and who's supposed to give it up.


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In a matter of months the Nets will be playing ball at the corner of Flatbush and Atlantic, as envisioned more than eight years ago by developer Bruce Ratner. British financial firm Barclays will pay 400 million dollars over the next 20 years to secure naming rights to the stadium. But the rest of Atlantic Yards' promise has yet to be fulfilled. Given the deep disagreement the project prompted, what does that mean for Brooklyn?

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