With a looming recession and the housing market in a slump, the proposed development of Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards for an NBA arena could make the area look real shitty: “Instead of Gehry’s bold new Brooklyn skyline, the independent renderings portray a vision of urban blight: only the planned arena near Atlantic and Flatbush avenues and a lone adjacent residential / office tower remain, surrounded by a series of large “temporary” surface parking and other empty space.” |NYP|