Atlantic Yards: The city is considering a “radical” proposal to convert traffic-choked Seventh and Sixth avenues in Park Slope into one-way thoroughfares and removing a lane of traffic from each direction of highway-like Fourth Avenue. Comment.
Atlantic Yards: A U.S. judge says the federal courts should toss out a lawsuit by property owners and tenants facing eviction for Bruce Ratner’s 16-skycraper-and-arena mini-city — a blow to opponents that legal experts said could mark the beginning of the end of the four-year battle against the $4-billion project. Comment.
Editorial: Bruce Ratner has barely put a shovel in the ground at his Atlantic Yards mega-development and already the city’s Department of Transportation is putting Band-Aids on the machine gun wound that the project will cause in the heart of Brooklyn. But don’t blame DOT; blame the state planners who ignored traffic in the borough so Atlantic Yards would sail through the approval process. Comment.
Letters: Our weekly letters column gets hotter than ever, with attacks from two John Jay HS principals, an Atlantic Yards supporter and a fan of the Brooklyn Public Library’s supposed “censorship” of an anti–Atlantic Yards exhibition. Comment.
Downtown: The “Underground Railroad” is surrounded. Three properties on Duffield Street — lumped together by their real-estate broker as the “Albee Square Assemblage” — are on sale for a cool asking price of $33 million. Comment.