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Thursday, June 25, 2009

BAILOUT! State cuts new deal to save stalled ‘Atlantic Yards’

Atlantic Yards: State officials threw Atlantic Yards developer Bruce Ratner two lifelines this week in an effort to salvage the bare bones of his original 16-skyscraper office, residential and basketball arena complex. Comments (19)

It is a bailout

Editorial: Our editorial board believes that this week’s moves by two state agencies comprises a bailout of Bruce Ratner. Comments (3)

City makes ‘history’ in Prospect Heights

Prospect Heights: Prospect Heights has joined its better-known upscale neighbor Park Slope as Brooklyn’s latest historic district. Comments (1)

Next stop! Barclays Station

Atlantic Yards: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has agreed to name two subway stations for Bruce Ratner’s stalled Atlantic Yards arena. Comments (7)

How did Barclays sign that naming-rights deal?

Atlantic Yards: Our cartoonist has an idea. Comment

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

MTA full board rubber-stamps Ratner bailout

Atlantic Yards: As expected, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority approved a massive public bailout of the struggling Atlantic Yards project today, changing the project’s financing to save developer Bruce Ratner hundreds of millions of dollars. Comments (5)

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Another bailout! This time, ESDC lets Ratner off the hook

Atlantic Yards: Atlantic Yards, as you know it, is dead. Here’s why. Comments (2)

Quiet riot

Park Slope: Get this: Thieves steal his stereo while he’s sleeping right next to it! Plus all the other crime news from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comments (1)

Could this be the new face of Flatbush Avenue?

Mean Streets: Flatbush Avenue would become a walkable, livable, shoppable boulevard — no, really! — under a new plan being put forward by a local business group that is frustrated by the dour, traffic-choked strip between Grand Army Plaza and Atlantic Avenue. Comments (17)

Monday, June 22, 2009

So here’s the deal: Ratner to get huge break from MTA

Atlantic Yards: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will move ahead with a massive public bailout of the struggling Atlantic Yards project, changing the project’s financing to save developer Bruce Ratner hundreds of millions of dollars. Comments (14)

Stand clear of the closing deal! Pols seek delay on MTA’s new Yards pact

Atlantic Yards: A coalition of Brooklyn politicians has asked the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to postpone Wednesday’s vote to renegotiate a deal with Bruce Ratner for control of railyards at the center of his Atlantic Yards project. Comments (3)

There is no savior: Brooklyn Bishop lets pastor fire principal in Catholic school flap

Park Slope: Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio will not step in and save the job of a beloved Catholic elementary principal — despite an outpouring of support from parents at the Park Slope school. Comments (44)

Cafe Grumpy opens in Park Slope!

Dining: There’s nothing grumpy or obnoxious about this great new coffee bar. Comments (2)