Atlantic Terminal: Finally, an End to the Wait

Atlantic Yards, the controversial redevelopment project in one of Brooklyn's busiest intersections, has been stalled and hobbled since long before scaffolding went up at Pacific and Dean in 2007. Whether or not the nearly $5 billion project is in the public interest is still up for grabs (opposition groups have continually lost their lawsuits claiming abuse of eminent domain), but at least one piece of the project aimed for public use has come to fruition: the Atlantic Terminal, which houses the Long Island Rail Road and just about every major subway line besides the F and A/C, has opened. Brooklyn real estate blog Brownstoner called it "the most momentous news in the history of time."