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Saturday, July 9, 2005

Ratner execs move in on Freddy’s        

Atlantic Yards: It’s not that Frank Yost went out of his way to get involved in the fracas surrounding developer Bruce Ratner’s plans to build a basketball arena and skyscrapers in Prospect Heights. Comments (1)

Ratner commits to select groups        

Atlantic Yards: More than 100 supporters of developer Bruce Ratner’s plan to build an arena for the New Jersey Nets basketball team and 17 residential and commercial high-rises in Prospect Heights showed up Monday at Fulton Ferry Landing to celebrate the completion of a community benefits agreement, or CBA, between the developer and community groups that have supported his project. Comment

It’s all about money

Weintrob: Whether Bruce Ratner gets to build his Atlantic Yards mega-project rests not on any eminent domain decision (he already owns much of the private property on the site) but on government’s willingness to put our treasuries at the developer’s disposal. Comment