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Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007

Hip-Hop Fest Flap

Bridge ‘Park’: Perhaps it was “Bard” to happen, but a hip-hop festival in Brooklyn Bridge Park has been booted to make room for Shakespeare. Comment

Lawsuit against Atlantic Yards is losing its plaintiffs one by one

Atlantic Yards: Two of the final holdouts in the Atlantic Yards footprint have quietly settled with developer Bruce Ratner, a move that signifies that the opposition to Brooklyn’s largest real-estate project may be entering its endgame. Comment

Domino plant landmarked!

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: Three conjoined buildings at the dormant Domino Sugar factor on the Williamsburg waterfront have been declared city landmarks, though the status does not affect the plant’s beloved sign, which has the misfortune of hanging on a less aesthetically significant, 1960s-era building. Comments (1)

MTA extends itself for Ikea

Red Hook: New York City Transit has agreed to next year reroute the B61 and the B77 bus lines to stop at a corner of Red Hook that is fast turning blue — Ikea blue. Comments (1)

No love for ‘UNITY’ from city, state

Atlantic Yards: City and state officials don’t intend to consider a community-based alternative development plan for the Prospect Heights site of Bruce Ratner’s controversial Atlantic Yards project that was unveiled this week. Comments (1)

UNITY Plan: Why now?

The Explainer: Why did a group of activists hatch a new development plan for the Prospect Heights rail yards that Bruce Ratner has already been promised for Atlantic Yards? The Explainer breaks it down. Comments (1)

Cleaning up

Atlantic Yards: A group of Prospect Heights activists finally did what neither the city nor Bruce Ratner seemed able to do: clean up Pacific Street. Comment

‘Abolitionist’ Duffield Street

Downtown plan: The Bloomberg Administration co-named a stretch of Duffield Street in Downtown Brooklyn “Abolitionist Place” last Thursday — even as the city is planning to tear down historic houses on that block that may have served as stations on the Underground Railroad. Comment

All drawn out

Atlantic Yards: Our cartoonist’s take. Comment

These 3 guys need space

Greene Acres: The three founders of a nearly finished Fort Greene music venue and art gallery that the city intends to raze to make way for a new home for a Manhattan dance group in the BAM Cultural District need to find a new home of their own — now. Comment

City still misfires at Armory

Park Slope: The renovation of the Park Slope Armory has … military drum roll … been delayed again. Comment

Big price paid for little plot

Williamsburg: It doesn’t look like much, but this little piece of factory at the corner of Meserole and Leonard streets just sold for $5,075,000. Comment