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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Gehry or not, Brooklyn needs this arena

Editorial: The Brooklyn Paper editorial board restates its longtime support for the Atlantic Yards arena. Comments (58)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Breaking news! City Council approves Dock Street project!

DUMBO: The City Council voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to give DUMBO developer Jed Walentas the rezoning that he needs to build a controversial 17-story tower next to the Brooklyn Bridge. Comments (8)

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Checkin’ in with…Robert Scarano, Brooklyn’s ‘bad boy’ architect

Checkin’ in with: Frank Gehry just got fired. It’s a good time to pick up the phone and talk to Brooklyn’s other notorious legend. Comments (4)

No beef here: City is satisfied with Arby’s plan

Downtown: The city signed off on a plan that will allow the fast-food chain Arby’s to open inside the landmarked former Gage and Tollner storefront on the Fulton Mall. Comment

Monday, June 8, 2009

So, Daniel, how was YOUR weekend?

Atlantic Yards: Atlantic Yards’ biggest foe, Daniel Goldstein, headed to Cleveland this weekend to confront development company officials in the wake of the firing of architect Frank Gehry. Comments (25)

Coney’s big top

Coney Island: The Cyclone and Parachute Jump aren’t the only landmarks on Coney Island’s skyline anymore! On Friday, Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey raised their big top in advance of next Thursday’s opening night. Comments (1)

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Bruce to Gehry: You’re fired

Atlantic Yards: Chronic financial problems at Atlantic Yards have caused another casualty on the embattled project — Frank Gehry’s ambitious design for both the arena and the rest of the 16-building project has been scrapped for a cheaper and widely criticized blueprint. Comments (11)

Breaking news! Council committee approves Dock Street project!

DUMBO: A key City Council committee this afternoon backed — by a surprisingly wide margin — DUMBO developer Jed Walentas’s controversial bid to build a 17-story tower next to the Brooklyn Bridge, hours after Speaker Christine Quinn reportedly had given her OK. Comments (68)