As critics promise to stay in their homes and businesses to slow Barclays Center construction, New York is moving quickly to speed it up. The city has announced the imminent closing of three small streets around the arena site. The Brooklyn Paper, in fact, reports Bruce Ratner is moving "far more rapidly than a Nets fast-break." A city official tells WNYC that affordable housing "will follow very shortly" after the arena.
- Block buster! State moves to close roads around Yards arena - Stephen Brown - Brooklyn Paper
- Economic Development in NYC (Audio) - Brian Lehrer - WNYC
- Atlantic Yards Brings "Permanent" Street Closings; Ratner Writes a Letter; Haier In On Barclays Center (with Video) - Roy Edroso - Village Voice
- Street Closures Outlined for Atlantic Yards Project (Video) - NY1