Development archive


Saturday, July 14, 2007

Trader Joe’s in the bank

Downtown plan: It’s official: Trader Joe’s is coming to Atlantic Avenue. Comment.

Yassky: Stop Ratner gravy train

Atlantic Yards: Bruce Ratner will reap a whopping 50-percent profit on his Atlantic Yards investment, a prominent Brooklyn lawmaker charged this week as he called for an end to the massive taxpayer subsidy of the mega-development. Comment.

Update: CB10 backs Home Depot

Atlantic Yards: Despite considerable anger, Community Board 10 backed a developer’s plan for a Home Depot on Eighth Avenue in Bay Ridge Comment.

Dogs and costumes and shrubbery — oh, my!

Carroll Gardens: A developer’s plan to build apartments on a gritty block in the Columbia Street Waterfront District has turned into a near parody of the old saga of builders and their displaced tenants. This time, the displaced tenants are not the needy, the sick or the homeless, but pampered cats and dogs, fancy costumes, and lush foliage. Comment.

Is Kohen Ridge Ratner?

Yellow Hooker: If Andrew Kohen’s plan to build a Home Depot in Bay Ridge is defeated, you can thank — or blame — Bruce Ratner. Comment.

‘Block’ busted building is for sale

Atlantic Yards: A Dean Street house that was the site of a bizarre attempt to seal in a family that was still living inside is on the market again. Comment.

Park or parking? DUMBO decides

Downtown: The once trash-strewn parking lot at Pearl and Water streets in DUMBO has been transformed into what supporters say will become a neighborhood hangout, but others feel isn’t worth the valuable parking spaces it is sitting on. Comment.