Saturday, March 24, 2007

City: One-way plan is DOA

Park Slope: A city proposal to turn two Park Slope avenues into one-way streets is dead, a victim of last week’s unanimous community board rejection of the scheme, city officials and community leaders said this week. Comment

Ratner’s lobby hobby: Bruce spent big in Albany last year

Atlantic Yards: Bruce Ratner spent more than $2 million to lobby state and local lawmakers last year — the year in which his Atlantic Yards project slid through the state approval process. Comment

New gripe against Barclays

Atlantic Yards: Barclays Bank’s partnership with Bruce Ratner is under fire from the state Libertarian Party — not because of the bank’s slavery- and apartheid-linked past, but because the British banking behemoth’s participation in the Atlantic Yards project is a tacit endorsement of the state’s use of eminent domain, which Libertarians despise. Comment

In defense of a technocrat

Brooklyn Angle: Our columnist defends the Department of Transportation bureaucrat who wants to convert two avenues into one-way streets. It’s getting ugly, folks. Comment

Want to stop DOT? Make our streets safer

PS … I Love You: Our columnist offers five ways to block the city from instituting the bizarre one-way Seventh and Sixth avenue plan. Comment

How to build a neighborhood

Heights Lowdown: For a while now, DUMBO residents have been wondering why BoConcept and West Elm (both of them high-end furniture stores) ended up side by side on Front Street, while there isn’t a single pharmacy or several other vital stores in sight. Turns out, it was done on purpose. Comment
Fort Greene: The city wants to turn this messy triangle near BAM into a “Grand Plaza.” Comment

Sour notes from old piano factory

BAM District: A developer turning an old Rockwell Place piano factory into condos took a not-so-subtle swipe at his competition this week, calling the controversial Forte tower “more along the lines of a Manhattan-type skyscraper.” Comment

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