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Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008

Empire falls

DUMBO: State officials have finally taken the blame for allowing a Civil War–era warehouse on the DUMBO waterfront to fall into such disrepair that a state park had to be closed last month to prevent people from getting conked with bricks. Comments (1)

All drawn out

Atlantic Yards: Our artist’s take on the issues of the day! Comment

Navy Yard supermarket on hold as feds consider ‘Row’

Development: A plan to tear down 10 historic houses at the Brooklyn Navy Yard has been put off for months thanks to a decision by federal officials to review the historical integrity of the 150-year-old dilapidated mansions. Comments (4)

IKEA superstore gears up

Red Hook: The clock is ticking for Red Hook residents on their head start to get jobs at the long-awaited Ikea — they have three weeks before such positions will be open to the general public. Comment

Another win for A’Yards

Atlantic Yards: A state Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed an attempt by 13 of Bruce Ratner’s rent-stabilized tenants to bring their lawsuit against the Atlantic Yards developer to the Court of Appeals — but the tenants’ lawyer promised at least another year’s worth of litigation. Comment

Update: No new arguments in Yards case

Atlantic Yards: The three-judge federal appeals court overseeing the last remaining legal challenge to Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards project will not hear new oral arguments in the wake of the recent recusal by one of the judges. Comment

There goes the judge: Quits Yards case citing Ratner’s promo flier

Atlantic Yards: A Brooklyn federal judge recused himself from a panel that will determine the fate of the most significant legal challenge to the Atlantic Yards development, citing his early support for the 16-skyscraper-and-arena project — and now the plaintiffs want to re-argue the case in front of the replacement judge. Comment

A weak court ruling

Editorial: Before Bruce Ratner follows up his victory in state Supreme Court by bringing in construction cranes, it’s worth one more attempt to make some sanity of the ongoing misinformation campaign that state officials continue to conduct at Atlantic Yards. Comments (1)

Ratner wins big: Ruling brings Atlantic Yards closer to reality

Atlantic Yards: Opponents of the Atlantic Yards mega-development suffered a serious setback last Friday when a Manhattan Supreme Court judge dismissed a suit challenging the validity of the project’s environmental review. Comment