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Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011

‘Grand’ threat? Hotel plan includes not-so-subtle warning

Park Slope: Approve our hotel — or else we’ll bring low-class clientele to the Grand Prospect Hall, owners Michael and Alice Halkias seem to be saying. Comments (19).

‘Childs’ play! City designates Coney restaurant as landmark

Coney Island: An iconic former Coney Island restaurant that’s now home to the freaks of the Coney Island Sideshow was designated a city landmark on Tuesday, a move to save a key site from ongoing redevelopment that is paving over the area’s glory days. Comments (2).

Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011

Jed Walentas caught in ‘racial mess’

DUMBO: DUMBO developer Jed Walentas admitted that it was good that his supporters from “the projects” — and their political backers — didn’t show up and make a “total racial mess” at a 2009 hearing on his controversial Dock Street project. Comments (13).

Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011

Ain’t it ‘Grand’? Prospect Hall plans 11-story hotel

Park Slope: The owners of the Grand Prospect Hall, one of Park Slope’s most venerable institutions, want to build a massive hotel on top of its Prospect Avenue parking lot — and they’re holding the neighborhood hostage for support for the controversial project. Comments (13).

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New Flatbush Ave shopping center could fit Walmart

Development: A new center at the southern tip of Flatbush Avenue is the latest Brooklyn location that could house a Walmart. Comments (31).