Just in time for the summer blockbuster season, a trailer has been posted online for The Battle of Brooklyn, a documentary about the past six years in the life of Atlantic Yards?specifically its controversies and the resistance to the project by a select few spotlighted Brooklynites. While the dramatic finale in the Atlantic Yards saga has yet to be written, the trailer is worth a look, especially for the circa 2003 footage of Atlantic Yards' giddy unveiling that in hindsight feels like it came from a different world. And it did! Ah, 2003, when developers dreamed big and such megaprojects were inevitable, not impossible. Here's a bit more on the making of the film, coming soon to DVD.
· Battle of Brooklyn trailer [Rumur]