Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Atlantic Yards, Part III

The battle over Atlantic Yards has been raging for almost a decade at this point. This episode takes a look at the complicated and controversial development in Brooklyn at the site where the new Barclay's stadium is currently being constructed using interviews that we conducted with over 100 Brooklyn residents, business owners, politicians, and activists. We hear from some of the key players on both sides of the fight, discussing topics like gentrification, what makes a neighborhood, change, affordable housing, and more. This week features Jennifer R. Morris as a member of Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn; Heather Alicia Simms as Bertha Lewis, the head of ACORN; and Joaquin Torres as Saul Zarzana, a union member who supports the project; and Joaquin Torres leading the cast in "The Neighborhood Song" by Michael Friedman.

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