Atlantic Yards, As Told in Song

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By Steve Delahoyde Comment

Speaking of cursed-developments, as we were in that last post, if you thought all the kerfuffle over the Atlantic Yards project had finally ended this summer and all there was to do was to wait for Norman Oder‘s tell-all book about it, you’re so sorely mistaken. Building upon their 2008 workshop performances entitled Brooklyn at Eye Level, the theater group The Civilians, are in the middle of their run of In the Footprint, a musical all about the Atlantic Yards development. From the big protests of 2008 to the high-profile booting of Frank Gehry off the project, it’s apparently both an informative and entertaining performance. And according to outlets like the NY Times, perhaps one of the best musicals ever about eminent domain. Here’s a batch of favorite moments from our pals over at Curbed (“#4: Gehry’s original design for the arena is represented on stage by a glittery disco ball.”) The show runs at Irondale Center in Fort Greene, Brooklyn from now until December 11th.