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Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007

Another backroom deal

Editorial: The Brooklyn Paper would love to be the loudest cheerleaders for Ratner’s City Tech tower, reportedly slated to be the tallest residential building in the city. But until public officials answer reasonable questions about this backroom deal, we will remain skeptical. Comments (1)

Navy Yard to create a full-fledged media ‘campus’ at Steiner

Downtown: A Universal Studios–like film and TV complex will rise on the East River, turning the industrial Brooklyn Navy Yard into a Tinseltown East under a new city proposal. Comment

‘Park’ meeting a gripefest

Bridge ‘Park’: A long-awaited meeting on Monday night to discuss the recreational activities people want in Brooklyn Bridge Park quickly became a gripe session where residents — including DUMBO’s principle developer, David Walentas — complained that the development is being “rammed down” their throats. Comment

DUMBO subway purse snatch

Downtown: A woman walking out of the subway ran into a purse-snatcher who roughed her up before taking her bag on Nov. 21. Plus all the other crime news from Downtown, Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO’s 84th Precinct. Comment

Reading machines

Downtown: Students at PS 8 are bucking the nationwide trend — and are reading. Comments (1)

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