Development archive


Saturday, Aug. 26, 2006

Atlantic Yards hearing pits pro vs. con in historic battle for Brooklyn

2,000 show up, only 100 get a chance to speak

Atlantic Yards: Supporters and opponents of Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards mega-development clashed loudly and repeatedly during Wednesday’s state hearing on the project — and in doing so put forward two distinct visions of Brooklyn’s future. Comment.


Bridge ‘Park’: Who got to Hillary? Comment.

Clock block

Development: Brooklynites better start investing in their own timepieces, because that new scaffolding atop the Williamsburgh Savings Bank’s famous clock (above) won’t be going away anytime soon. Comment.

Developer on the ropes

Development: A developer who plans to transform the banks of Brooklyn’s Lavender Lake into a designer subdivision called Gowanus Village is facing a state investigation and legal complaints from construction workers and dozens of disgruntled condo owners. Comment.

Hepcat gets the old farm blues

Smartmom: What did Smartmom and family do on their summer vacation? She and the kids swam in a brand new swimming pool and Hepcat had to confront his past and accept change. That’s a tall order for anyone, but especially for Hepcat, who’s a stickler for times gone by. Comment.

Ratner’s bussed-in lovefest

Atlantic Yards: Atlantic Yards developer Bruce Ratner bussed in basketball-loving kids, senior citizens and even a few of his New Jersey Nets stars for a pep rally minutes before Wednesday’s public hearing on his mega-development. Comment.

Some don’t get a say

Atlantic Yards: Scores of people hoping to testify about Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards project never got their three-minutes of fame, despite signing up before Wednesday’s hearing even got under way at 4:30 pm. Comment.

Brooklyn, 2016

Atlantic Yards: Here’s what the area around Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards mega-development will look like if the 16-tower, arena, residential, office and hotel complex is built, according to new renderings created by a Brooklyn photographer. Comment.

Towns, Barron speak on Yards

Atlantic Yards: Two candidates for the 10th congressional district stopped by the offices of The Brooklyn Papers this week. Here is what they said about Atlantic Yards. Comment.

Fightin’ Eleventh candidates weigh in on Yards

Atlantic Yards: Two candidates for the 11th congressional district — which includes parts of Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, Park Slope and Prospect Heights — support Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yard mega-development, two oppose it. Here’s what they said in a debate last week in the offices of The Brooklyn Papers. Comment.

City: Ditch fix is on the way

Development: The fix is in for the ditch. Comments (1).

Sham choice, process

Editorial: If you judge only by the state’s seven-hour public hearing on Wednesday night, there are just two sides in the battle over Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards mega-development: thugs and nerds. Comment.