Enough already! Fot the last (and final) time, the freakin' project ain't in "Downtown Brooklyn" as alledged in today's NY Times headline and this week's Crain's article.
It's in Prospect Heights. Repeat after me, "Prospect Heights."
A map for geographically challenged jounalists of Central Brooklyn reveals that Downtown Brooklyn and Prospect Heights are not one in the same, they don't even share the same
Q: Why does it matter?
A: Downtown Brooklyn is primarily a commercial district, while Prospect Heights is largely residential and with light manufacturing mixed in. Also people who are being displaced in the footprint of the plan are pretty clear on the fact that they live in Prospect Heights.
Q: Who cares?
A: Bruce Ratner cares, which is why their PR machine has done a great job of trying to brainwash the public and the media that Atlantic Yards is in Downtown Brooklyn.
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