Demolition is close for the two best-known symbols of Brooklyn critics' resistance to the Atlantic Yards project: Daniel Goldstein's condominium building and Freddy's Bar. Demolition crews have been inching closer to the building that housed Freddy's and are now only a few doors away. The interior has already been cleared.
Meanwhile, scaffolding has been erected around Goldstein's condo, the first sign that work is about to begin there. Forest City Ratner has said taking down the nine-story building could take months. It's the more critical of the two since Goldstein's condo unit sits over what will be center court at Barclays Center.
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