Opposition to Atlantic Yards Eloquently Expressed via Electronic Traffic Sign

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For two hours today, an electronic traffic sign near the Atlantic Yards development was not directing traffic at all. Instead of reading "Fifth Avenue Closed, Flatbush to Atlantic," it displayed a message of protest against the controversial Bruce Ratner–helmed project, in two simple words: "Fuck Ratner." Nobody knows the identity of the culprit who broke into the sign's control box and altered the display, but whoever they are, they probably haven't stopped laughing since this morning. [City Room/NYT]