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Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009

Bait and switch

Editorial: Our editorial board says that the new calls to cut costs at Atlantic Yards are par for the course for developer Bruce Ratner: promise the stars, shoot for the moon, get state officials to approve the clouds, then build a project that barely gets off the ground. Comments (5)

All drawn out

Atlantic Yards: Now, Atlantic Yards cheerleader Marty Markowitz falls prey to our cartoonist Cristian Fleming’s rapier pen. Comment

Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009

Marty: Atlantic Yards no longer ‘economically feasible’

Atlantic Yards: Borough President Markowitz, one of Bruce Ratner’s staunchest allies, dropped a bombshell on Tuesday, saying that the $1-billion basketball arena at the heart of Atlantic Yards is no longer “economically feasible” and that Ratner and state officials need to give the expensive design “a second look” so that the structure can actually get built. Comments (11)

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Last on First

Park Slope: A gunpoint mugging mars the early evening on First Avenue. Plus all the other crime news from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comments (1)

Spate of muggings has them ‘Byrned’

Park Slope: A gang of teens assaulted an 11-year-old on Monday — the latest in a string of after-school muggings in J.J. Byrne Park. Comment

Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009

Green reads at PS 107

Event: OK, Readings on the Fourth Floor — quite possibly the only elementary-school fundraiser frequented by the Giants of American Letters — is still raising money to buy dead-tree-based books. But on Jan. 21, the Park Slope school’s annual series will feature authors who write about sustainability. Comment