A stadium rises

When we moved to Brooklyn in 2008, the plans to develop the Atlantic Yards in Prospect Heights were well underway. AmidĀ oppositionĀ from nearby residents, the great recession and basically one guy who refused to move, the first phase is finally complete and Brooklyn is once again home to a professional sports team. The Brooklyn Nets have made their triumphant return to New York City. Each time we walked by I snapped a couple pictures of the transformation. Pics after the jump.