Ugh. The sixty-seventh design or whatever has been released for the Atlantic Yards, Bruce Ratner's planned 22-acre development for the New Jersey Nets' stadium, office buildings, and some token housing units that happens to be blocks from my apartment (and from the house I grew up in).
Daniel Goldstein of Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn (for which I consider myself an unofficial model—see top right of the blog home page), said: "The arena design is irrelevant. Designs continue to come and go, but they change nothing. It’s all lipstick on a corrupt pig, window-dressing on a boondoggle."
Zing! But seriously, Daniel...does this look like lipstick to you?
More like a giant beer can opener, I'd say...
Or a sat-upon straw fedora.
You know what they say, of course: You can put a squashed fedora on a pig, but Bruce Ratner is still a corrupt fucking douchebag.