Development archive


Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Manhattan firm to Brooklyn

Development: The Atlantic Yards project may be falling apart on Bruce Ratner, but the developer released some big news for his Metrotech office complex Downtown: the Manhattan law firm of Weil, Gotshal is moving part of its office to Brooklyn. With video … Comments (4).

Monday, May 5, 2008

The new ‘Miss Brooklyn’

Atlantic Yards: “Miss Brooklyn” is dead — but Bruce Ratner has released new renderings of the 511-foot tower that he hopes will take her place. Comments (2).

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Nets to stay in Jersey?

Atlantic Yards: Bruce Ratner and his executives have met with New Jersey investors and officials about a plan that would keep the developer’s Brooklyn-bound Nets in the Garden State, the Newark Star-Ledger reported this week. Comments (2).

Tax dollars paid for this mess

Atlantic Yards: Bruce Ratner was called generous when he bought out tenants in the footprint of his proposed basketball arena in 2004 — but he could afford to be because he was paying with taxpayer money. Comments (3).

City lets Ratner off the hook

Atlantic Yards: Bruce Ratner downsized Atlantic Yards — and it turns out that the city gave him the green light to do so. Comments (1).

Port to stay put

Columbia St Waterfront: The company operating the last active shipping docks in Brooklyn will remain on the Columbia Street Waterfront District for 10 more years — a victory over city officials who had long sought to evict them to make room for housing, a maritime attraction and a beer garden. Comments (1).

All drawn out

Bridge ‘Park’: Our artist’s weekly take on the issues of the day. Comments (1).

Metrotech deal debunked!

Development: It turns out that Forest City Ratner overstated a deal that it signed with that big Manhattan law firm, Weil, Gotshal. The white shoe firm just told that it will not be relocating its front office to Metrotech, but rather some back offices. With video … Comment.