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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Farewell to Freddy’s! Beloved watering hole near Yards closes for good on Friday

Atlantic Yards: Hipsters, old-timers, and barflies will raise their glasses at Freddy’s Bar for the last time on Friday — making a final toast to a Prohibition-era watering hole, but one man won’t be there: the man whose name is on the awning. Comments (2)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Ratner exec: Goldstein was in it for the money!

Atlantic Yards: Forest City Ratner officials abandoned their diplomatic talk on Tuesday to explicitly portray Daniel Goldstein, who ended his long holdout in the Atlantic Yards footprint for $3 million last week, as an opportunist looking to make as much money as possible. Comments (28)

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Navy Yard supermarket moves forward

Vinegar Hill: The city wants to build a much-needed supermarket bigger than the Red Hook Fairway in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, but preservationists are deriding the announcement as premature given the many bureaucratic hoops to come for the long-stalled project. Comments (5)

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Faulty towers? Tenants say condo plan at Cobble Hill building is gentrification

Cobble Hill: A historic Cobble Hill apartment complex built a century ago to house the working class is now on the fast track to luxury. Comments (8)

Critics: City’s Brooklyn Bridge Park will still include housing

Bridge ‘Park’: Meet the new operating “entity” for Brooklyn Bridge Park — same as the old operating “entity” for Brooklyn Bridge Park. Comments (3)

Daniel Goldstein, last Yards holdout, speaks!

Atlantic Yards: The last holdout in the Atlantic Yards footprint says it was never about him — but about stopping Atlantic Yards. Comments (9)

Why Daniel Goldstein is a scam artist

Atlantic Yards: One of Bruce Ratner’s main backers issues a scathing broadside. Comments (19)

Friday, April 23, 2010

Lawn and order! Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 1 grass finally opens

Bridge ‘Park’: Pier 1 is now officially usable! Comments (5)

The Goldstein Legacy: Man of principle or sellout?

Atlantic Yards: Analysis: Everyone is weighing in on Daniel Goldstein’s decision to take $3 million from Bruce Ratner to give up his fight. Here’s our chance. Comments (19)

Do over! Bridge Park planners admit playground goof

Bridge ‘Park’: We blew it on the last park, but the next one will be awesome. Comments (11)

Falling down! City sues cement magnate Quadrozzi over decrepit Henry St. buildings

Cobble Hill: A Cobble Hill homeowner has allowed two landmarked properties to fall apart for nearly a decade — and now the buildings are in danger of collapse, the city charged in a bombshell lawsuit this week. Comment

‘Chip’-tastic! CB13 finally approves Marty’s amphitheater

Development: A Community Board 13 panel finally voted to back Borough President Markowitz’s controversial bid for a glitzy $64-million amphitheater inside Asser Levy Seaside Park — ending a year of silence on the issue that brought out accusations that the members are just shills for the Beep. Comments (8)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Freddy’s Bar, eminent domain poster child, to close on April 30.

Atlantic Yards: The anti-Atlantic Yards living room has made a deal with developer Bruce Ratner, and will relocate to Park Slope. Comments (6)