Development archive


Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006

Mickey Mouse plan

Red Hook: Elected officials from Washington to City Hall this week derided Mayor Bloomberg’s plan to turn the Red Hook and Cobble Hill waterfront into a maritime-themed tourist attraction as “Disney on the Waterfront.” Comment

Room boom

Downtown plan: The Brooklyn Marriott’s 280-room annex has swung open its doors on Adams Street, bringing its total number of rooms in the often sold-out hotel to 660. Comment

Trolley idea is derailed

Bridge ‘Park’: See our editorial. Comment

D’Town czar Chan’s ‘lofty’ business plan

Downtown plan: If you build it, they will come — but with two-million-square feet of office space being built in Downtown Brooklyn, planners still don’t know who “they” are. Comment

Beloved music store to close

Development: Cobble Hill will lose another of its colorful institutions when the Musician’s General Store closes at the end of the month, squeezed out by soaring rents in the fast-changing neighborhood. Comment

Locals: City dragging feet at Owls Head

Development: Nearly a year has passed since Mayor Bloomberg promised to staunch the stench from the Owls Head Water Pollution Control Plant, and the update is … it still stinks. Comments (1)

Bring back a trolley!

Editorial: Calls to restore trolley service to Brooklyn probably started the day after trolley service — like the Dodgers — left Brooklyn. Comment

Fourth Ave could get school for free

Development: Build a school, get aboard the Fourth Avenue gravy train. Comment

Stinger bites two rivals

Coney Island: Give us the jellyfish! Comment

Cheap housing advocates push for more changes in subsidy program

Development: Affordable housing advocates called on Mayor Bloomberg this week to quit subsidizing the construction of luxury apartments, saying his long-awaited reform proposal for a controversial property tax break didn’t go far enough. Comments (1)