From our good friends over at Fort Greene Local:
Neighbors at an Atlantic Yards Quality of Life Committee meeting in October pointed to unresolved quality of life issues, including idling cars, public urination, advertisements flashing overnight, concert noise, illegal parking and 311 complaints going unaddressed. Still, some locals, such as Council Member Letitia James, hold out hope that the arena will balance the negative impacts felt by locals by bringing new revenue to area businesses and increased hiring at the arena.
“My long time concerns with the Barclays Arena and Atlantic Yards project continue to remain living wage jobs, affordable housing and quality of life,” Mrs. James said in a statement.
What do you think, Fort Greene and Clinton Hill? How has the Barclays Center impacted life or your business? Let us know in the comments, or by e-mailing us at [email protected]. Stay tuned for our upcoming poll on the topic.