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Saturday, March 3, 2007

One way Seventh

City: We’ll ease Yards traffic in Slope with two new one-way throughfares

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.

Former Assemblyman’s fields of dreams

Carroll Gardens: A former Assemblyman’s field of dreams along the Gowanus Canal may be running into the reality of the real-estate business. Comment.

Federal judge: Suit is hot air

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.

Bedding down, thanks to MySpace

Development: Dakota says she’s a sex crazed swinger on her MySpace page — but you can’t meet her until she’s built. Comment.

City left with Yards mess

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.

Two John Jay HS principals fire back at The Paper

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.

Manhattan dancers in Brooklyn? Fuhgedaboudit!

BAM District: Community leaders are crying foul at the city’s decision to give a Manhattan-based dance troupe prime real estate at the center of the developing BAM Cultural District. Comment.

More movement on Duffield Street

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.

Big price paid for small buildings

Downtown: How hot is Brooklyn Heights real estate? Two buildings and a vacant lot on Pineapple Street were bought this week by a New Jersey developer for $7.4 million. Comment.

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