Brooklyn's Arena Is Coming. What's Coming Next?

In a matter of months the Nets will be playing ball at the corner of Flatbush and Atlantic, as envisioned more than eight years ago by developer Bruce Ratner. But the rest of Atlantic Yards’ promise has yet to be fulfilled. Given the deep disagreement the project prompted, what does that mean for Brooklyn?

Displaced Shopkeepers: Rents Still a Problem

Yaakov “Jack” Fuzailov, a barber, has twice been displaced since the 2004 rezoning—once for development of a building that was never built, and a second time by a landlord seeking higher rent that, apparently, he never obtained.

Workfare for Food Stamps?

Poor New Yorkers and advocates say the Bloomberg administration is, for the first time, forcing people receiving food stamps to fulfill work requirements.