Battle for Brooklyn Reviews
Efforts by local community groups to scale back the project, which involved a basketball arena for the Nets and 16 skyscrapers that would have towered over the adjacent four and five story residential buildings, were repeatedly ignored. While the developed did gain control of the land, the current recession appears to have torpedoed the project as originally envisioned. Promises of world class architecture, numerous jobs for local residents, affordable housing and public spaces are no longer mentioned. Nonetheless, the generous tax breaks awarded to the developer have not been reduced.
Anyone concerned about the abuse of power and the misuse of eminent domaine should see this film.