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Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008

Whole Foods needs a partner on Gowanus job

Gowanus: Whole Foods now says it can’t build its supermarket at Third Avenue and Third Street without a development partner — but could that mean a shopping mall, businesses, housing? Comments (4)

Green Church is gone

Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge’s so-called “Green Church” is now a verdant pile of rubble — so let the blame-casting begin! Comments (3)

Pedestrians get a leg up Downtown

Mean Streets: Major changes are coming to one of the worst intersections in Brooklyn — changes that would give pedestrians a leg up on cars for the first time in years. Comments (1)

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008

Bailout! Feds save Ratner millions with new ruling

Atlantic Yards: The Treasury Department has bailed out Bruce Ratner. Comments (5)

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008

Downtown to MTA: Sell 370 Jay St

Downtown: A myriad of Downtown Brooklyn boosters rallied outside an empty and decrepit Metropolitan Transportation Authority office building on Jay Street on Monday to call for the cash-strapped agency to sell the building — but the MTA says it has a better idea. Comments (1)

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Pier pressure! Billyburg waterfront access coming soon?

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: A portion of the Williamsburg waterfront will open for public access later this month, giving residents of the park-starved neighborhood some of the open space that was promised under a contentious 2005 rezoning. Comment

Friday, Oct. 17, 2008

Report: Brownstone bust is upon us

Development: Nerves about our collapsing national economy have finally sent jitters through Brooklyn’s real-estate market, with the number of property sales down more than 24 percent over the last three months — and the prices on those apartments and homes that did sell down almost four percent, a new report revealed this week. Comments (1)