It was one of those bright, clear, cool Spring mornings in Manhattan, and since the flight was at 9:00, I did have to make it last.

It's also the Brooklyn side, since nobody ever photographs it. Kind of makes you feel sorry for it.

So, briefly, a Brooklyn sports story. In 1957, Walter O'Malley wanted to pre-sage the Kelo decision by about 50 years and have the city buy up a spot at Atlantic Ave. and Flatbush Ave. called Atlantic Yards, for a stadium to replace Ebbets Field. Robert Moses was worried about traffic and said no, so he said, "sayonara."

Ah, the irony. Although I suppose that whatever architect O'Malley got would have designed something that actually looked like a baseball stadium.