Atlantic Yards Report writer Norman Oder reported in The Brooklyn Bureau that the first Atlantic Yards tower, on which work is scheduled to start this fall, will contain fewer family-sized units than promised and will be “disproportionately geared to middle-class families” with rents coming in at more than $2,700 a month. Documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Law show that “only nine of the 35 subsidized two-bedroom units would go to households currently earning less than $35,856 for a family of three (with rents at $835 monthly), while 17 would be reserved for the highest affordable income ‘band,’ those earning 140 percent to 160 percent of Area Median Income (AMI), or between $104,580 and $119,520 for a family of three,” the story said. Meanwhile, the New York Times has investigated the rusty weathered steel exterior of the Barclays Center, and found that arena designers SHoP Architects pre-weathered the materials for four months at an Indianapolis facility so the building would not stain the sidewalks rusty orange.
Agency, Developer Wrestle Over Atlantic Yards Affordability [The Brooklyn Bureau]
How the First AY Tower Got More $2,700-a-Month Apartments [AYR]
Constructing a Facade Both Rugged and Rusty [NY Times]
Emergency Upgrade on Barclays Center Facade Treated as Untraditional [AYR]
Atlantic Yards Tower Rendering From SHoP Architects/City Limits Via The Brooklyn Bureau
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