New Film Documents Activists’ Fight with Forest City Over Atlantic Yards

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Cleveland’s history is hog-tied to a number of companies, but one in particular has shaped and re-shaped the region over the course of the last century, a company that appropriately takes its corporate moniker from the 216’s shorthand: Forest City Enterprises.

Long-steered by the Ratner family, the company, which started out as a local lumber yard, is now global real estate player. But one branch of the corporate tree has been front and center in recent years: Forest City Ratner Companies, Bruce Ratner’s NYC real estate firm. This outfit is behind the Jay-Z-fronted, Bloomberg-backed, Russian billionaire-greased Atlantic Yards project, a massive facelift of downtown Brooklyn that includes the Net’s new home, the Barclay Center.

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