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Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006

State OKs Ratner’s ‘impact’

Atlantic Yards: Racing to give their approval to Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards mega-development before Gov. George Pataki leaves office Dec. 31, state officials have certified the project’s final environmental impact statement. There must be ten days between the certification and the final approval vote by the Empire State Development Corporation. Comment.

And it’s all legal!

Downtown plan: A glitzy tower now in the works for Downtown Brooklyn will be even larger than its 400-foot-tall neighbors, thanks to a city subsidy to builders of affordable housing. Comment.

And it’s all legal!

Development: Brooklyn architect Robert Scarano is the consummate survivor. Comment.

In Park Slope, may the Schwarz be with you

Development: Park Slope’s pampered tykes might soon have one more reason to love life in Brooklyn. FAO Schwarz — toy store and child magnet since 1862 — said this week it might open a satellite shop in the Slope. Comment.

Oh, brother!

Development: Fratelli Ravioli, family pasta business and Brooklyn institution renowned for fresh pastas and homemade sauces, died last week of acute franchise failure. It was 28 years old. Comments (1).

Avenue of death may be street of darkness

Development: Brooklyn’s Avenue of Death and Destruction might just get a little darker. Comment.