Mr Ratner's neighborhood: New York Magazine, 8/14/06

A reporter from New York Magazine, who lives near the Atlantic Yards project proposed for Brooklyn, does some soul searching about the pros and cons, the reasons some people support the development while others oppose it. And, in the end, sides with the opponents.

The article provides background about the deals struck by the developers — Forest City Ratner Corp — with various city and state politicians, agencies, and community groups. Unfortunately, the role played by threats of eminent domain in advancing property acquisitions are not covered.

Read the report at http://nymag.com/news/features/18862/