The Wall Street Journal reports Barclays Center architect Frank Gehry recently laid off staff because Bruce Ratner told him “to put down his pencils” on the $4 billion Atlantic Yards project. Forest City Enterprises, Ratner’s parent company, won’t comment but noted previous statements that the project is on hold, pending completion of legal challenges. Meanwhile, the Observer reports Ratner has “cash flow” problems. http://www.netsdaily.com/?p=6913 --- Hmm, Ratner doesn't want to continue to pay its staff, but he thinks the tax payers should help pay for the stadium! Guess what, it aint happening in this economy. Patterson wants to tax SODA since NY needs all of the revenue they can get their hands on. And they are going to turn around and float tax-free bonds for a stadium people don't want? Riiiiight.