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NY Times --Plan Expedited for Affordable Housing Near Barclays Center in Brooklyn
June 27, 2014
After 11 years of delays, lawsuits and a recession, the developer behind the Atlantic Yards project has agreed to greatly accelerate the construction of affordable housing in a deal that involved delicate negotiations with state officials, the de Blasio administration and a coalition of community groups.
Atlantic Yards, one of the largest building projects in recent New York history, was supposed to feature a basketball arena as a centerpiece and include thousands of apartments affordable to poor, working- and middle-class families who were being shut out of a rapidly gentrifying area near Downtown Brooklyn.