Monday, July 17, 2006

Atlantic Yards and The Spanish Civil War

The DDD people can out yesterday in Brooklyn and, depending on who you ask, generated somewhere between 2,000 and 4,000 folks to a rally against AY. If you accept the lower Times estimate there were more people who came out last week to an informal forum of FCRC to discuss the affordable housing opportunities at the development.

We're not surprised (and hold the comments on how Richard Lipsky represents FCRC-stick to the arguments please). While the DDD have done a valiant job at organizing their rear guard action it will inevitably prove to be insufficient because of the need for new housing and the passionate support from Brooklyn ballers for the Nets.

Which brings us to the title of today's post. The satirist Tom Lehrer, writing a song about the Spanish Civil War said it best: "Remember the war against Franco, that's the kind where each of us belonged. He may have won all the battles. But we had all the good songs."