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Monday, April 23, 2007

Ratner demolitions protested

Atlantic Yards: More than 50 opponents of Atlantic Yards rallied on Monday morning in front of three buildings that Bruce Ratner plans to demolish this week, arguing that the developer should wait until pending litigation on the project is resolved before tearing them down. Comment.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Demolition delayed: Facing lawsuits, Ratner will wait for ruling

Atlantic Yards: Bruce Ratner’s wrecking ball was stopped this week — and it was the developer himself who decided not to do the swinging. Comment.

Credit where due

Editorial: Former Borough President Howard Golden was honored for saving the borough on Monday night — but The Brooklyn Paper has a slightly different view of who deserves the credit. Comment.

Heights bridge to the future?

Bridge ‘Park’: A futuristic, pod-like pedestrian bridge has emerged as a likely solution to an urban design problem that has vexed planners for years: how do you connect the famed Brooklyn Heights Promenade to the waterfront below — and avoid angering the posh neighborhood’s various interest groups at the same time? Comment.

Tall tower, high rents

Downtown plan: Talk about the Manhattanization of Brooklyn: A new mega-development slated for the booming border of Fort Greene and Downtown is being built by the same real-estate giant that built a luxury Xanadu with a Whole Foods in the lobby on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Comments (1).

Ridge on a slippery ‘Slope’

Yellow Hooker: Is Bay Ridge becoming the new Park Slope? And what will it mean for Dyker? Comment.

Fire on the Gowanus

Carroll Gardens: The merry pranksters behind David Letterman’s late-night hijinks have drafted their own “top 10 list” for what they want from the city — and there’s only one entry: stop the proposed residential rezoning of the area around the Gowanus Canal. Comment.

A canal runs through it

Carroll Gardens: Profiles of some Gowanus Canal–zone businesses that would be affected by a city bid to encourage residential development along the waterway. Comment.

Zoning? Bensonhurst calls out, ‘Next!’

Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights got theirs, now Bensonhurst wants “in” on the downzoning frenzy. Comments (1).

Delay, thy name is Duffield

Heights Lowdown: Our columnist on the latest effort to save some historic — and possibly slave-linked — houses on Duffield Street. Comment.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Ratner demolitions OK’d

Atlantic Yards: Bring on the wrecking ball — a federal judge has ruled that Bruce Ratner can start knocking down buildings in the Atlantic Yards footprint, even as several court cases aimed at stopping the mega-development percolate through the court system. Comment.

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