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December, 2008

Tower wants free money

Downtown plan: A developer seeking to construct the borough’s tallest building will create more luxury housing in an over-saturated market if he is given millions in public subsidies, opponents charged this week. Comment

November, 2008

How Swede it is! H&M is coming to Fulton Mall

Downtown plan: The Swedish cheap-chic clothing store H&M will come to Fulton Mall next year, making it one of the first tenants in a giant glass-walled mall at Bridge Street. Comments (3)

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Albee darned! Square will get megabucks makeover

Downtown plan: The city will close the western end of DeKalb Avenue in order to nearly triple the Albee Square pedestrian plaza on Fulton Mall in Downtown, officials announced on Tuesday. Comment

October, 2008

‘Railway’ history no longer underground

Downtown plan: At long last, Brooklyn will soon get its own Abolition trail, thanks to a just-announced $3-million project to commemorate the borough’s rich history in the battle against slavery. Comment

August, 2008

Toren! Toren! Toren!

Downtown plan: Downtown’s hottest new skyscraper is getting its outer skin. Let’s take a look. Comment

July, 2008

Cats out of the bag; Locals say mayoral wannabe failed them on Myrtle

Downtown plan: An embattled condo project on Myrtle Avenue will come back to haunt its billionaire developer if he goes ahead and runs for mayor, his critics say. Comments (2)

March, 2008

Ratner kills Mr. Brooklyn

Downtown plan: Developer Bruce Ratner has pulled out of a deal with City Tech that could have net him hundreds of millions and allowed him to build the city’s tallest residential tower, the so-called Mr. Brooklyn, The Brooklyn Paper has learned. Comment

February, 2008

Downturn! Big D’Town project hits the brakes

Downtown plan: The abrupt shutdown of a major development project just blocks from Metrotech is a setback to plans for a new 24/7 Downtown Brooklyn, experts are saying. Comments (5)