Bruce Ratner, whom the NYT faithfully discloses is the newspaper company's development partner at its new building in Greater Port Authority, has leaked the look of his huge new Frank Gehry-designed Insta-Skyline around Brooklyn's budding Nets Central neighborhood. (I wonder how they got that scoop!)
After recent battles over changing the low-profile neighborhoods of South Slope and Williamsburg/Greenpoint, will Brooklynites get peeved about their downtown suddenly looking like Houston on the Harbor? I've heard a few proud outerborough denizens touting the massive population of Brooklyn as compared with Manhattan, so why not a few just-add-water Gehry pieces to make it feel like a real city? Of course, it would also be nice if all those thousands of housing units came in at a decent starting price. (What is decent anymore?) There should be like a discount for living on top of a basketball arena if you're not a basketball fan.