Development archive


Saturday, April 12, 2008

Ratner seeks … more tax dollars!

Atlantic Yards: Atlantic Yards developer Bruce Ratner is poised to ask city and state officials for more public subsidies to keep afloat his faltering mega-project — but at least two councilmen are just as ready to stop the money grab. Comments (10).

Big box for Shore Pkwy

Bay Ridge: A discount wholesaler might give Costco some competition when it anchors a seaside shopping center along Shore Parkway in Bensonhurst. Comment.

Houses for hipsters

Williamsburg: Buying homes isn’t just for the stuffy, old and rich anymore. But if you’re young, artsy, cool and fashionable — in short, a hipster — you still need help. One broker is offering it — in bars! Comment.

Protesters call Bruce’s honor a ‘dung deal’

Atlantic Yards: Dozens of opponents of Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards mega-development rallied outside the Brooklyn Museum’s gala last Thursday in protest to the art institute’s decision to give the controversial developer its highest honor. Comments (2).

Jamie is queen of swag

Atlantic Yards: Bruce Ratner got the award, but Borough President Markowitz’s wife got the goods. Comment.

BREAKING NEWS: Post reports Ratner’s Yards subsidies at $2.1 billion!

Atlantic Yards: Monday’s New York Post reported a story that is quite familiar to Brooklyn Paper readers: That Bruce Ratner’s $4-billion Atlantic Yards project is floating on more than $2.1 billion in taxpayer subsidies. Comments (4).

Cut Ratner off

Editorial: He’s already getting $2 billion in public subsidies — and now Atlantic Yards developer Bruce Ratner “wants more”? The Paper’s Editorial Board offers a handy place to put that request. Comments (2).