On October 3, Atlantic Yards developer Forest City Ratner for the second time pushed back its obligation to formally start a new railyard to store and service Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) trains in Brooklyn near the Barclays Center. The delay raises new questions about the timeline for promised affordable housing. Read more here: Brooklyn Bureau, 10/15
Looking west from Vanderbilt Avenue at the two-block-long railyard, with Carlton Avenue in the mid-range and the arena in the background. The Storage Mart building at right would be demolished before construction over the railyard, while the yellow building at left, currently on the block that features the above-ground arena parking lot, would be demolished. After building three towers around the arena, Forest City Ratner plans to build four on the parking lot block.