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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Rose in full bloom! Levin and developer ink deal on eve of Council vote

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: Williamsburg Councilman Steve Levin dropped his opposition to a controversial waterfront project after the developer agreed to increase the number of family sized apartments — and price all of the 74 large units at below-market rates — and the project sailed through a key Council vote hours later. Comments (6)

Downtown makes a BID for a nicer landscape

Downtown plan: An association of business owners have derided their Downtown stomping grounds as poorly lit, lacking in greenery and just generally unwelcoming — and now they plan to do something about it. Comment

Mr. Applebaum built his dream house

Boerum Hill: One determined Brooklyn architect spent eight years proving that any idea can be reinvented — even one as classic as the New York brownstone. Comments (2)

Bergen Street in Park Slope is this month’s ‘favorite’ block

Park Slope: It’s a little Nantucket village between Fifth and Flatbush avenues. Comments (1)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Historic preservation — or gentrification? — on Conover Street?

Red Hook: A row of worn Red Hook cottages is on the road to restoration — but their path to architectural salvation might encounter a speed bump or two: the tenants currently occupying the homes. Comments (5)

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Monday, April 12, 2010

Nothin’ but nyet! Jersey lawmaker says Ratner’s savior is illegally in bed with Mugabe!

Atlantic Yards: Bruce Ratner’s sale of his financially troubled Brooklyn-bound New Jersey Nets hit a major obstacle on Sunday as a New Jersey congressman brought a full court press of allegations involving the would-be new owner’s shady business dealings in Zimbabwe. Comments (3)

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Marty says Domi-YES!

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: Borough President Markowitz backed the controversial Domino Sugar redevelopment last Friday, praising the $2-billion condo plan at the abandoned waterfront refinery as “ambitious” and “vibrant” — even as he ordered up a few minor tweaks. Comments (6)

Friday, April 9, 2010

How about a beachfront house on Fulton Mall?

Downtown plan: Design for the City Point shopping center move forward. Comment

‘Rose’ affordable units are in full bloom — but Levin still smells something stinky

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: The councilman is still not on board, despite a new hike in the number of affordable units at Rose Plaza. Comments (4)

Mini mall coming to desolate Williamsburg triangle

Williamsburg: One catch — the developer doesn’t own the land yet. Details! Comments (5)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Suit: ESDC lied to judge about Yards timetable

Atlantic Yards: Yes, there’s another appeal in the ongoing legal battle over Atlantic Yards. Comments (13)

Levin still has thorns from Rose Plaza, seeks more ‘affordable’ units

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: A controversial developer has added more affordable units to his proposed complex on the Williamsburg waterfront, but not enough to satisfy Councilman Steve Levin. Comments (4)

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

BREAKING: Brooklyn Bridge Park’s big cover up!

Bridge ‘Park’: It’s a beautiful day at Brooklyn Bridge Park — unless you’re a kid playing on blazing-hot metal playground equipment! Comments (14)