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Saturday, July 21, 2007

Pool with a view

Bridge ‘Park’: Summer fun — but not for long — at the Floating pool in the Brooklyn Bridge Park waterfront development. Comment

‘Domino’ falls?

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: The tilted yellow “Domino Sugars” sign on the old Williamsburg waterfront refinery could still be salvaged even though the building to which it’s attached will likely be knocked down during the site’s impending 11-acre redevelopment. Comment

Everyone in the … skate park?

Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: The Parks Department asked North Brooklynites to “go to town” at a meeting earlier this month to discuss the future of Greenpoint’s long-shuttered McCarren Pool — and residents let their imaginations run wild to envision everything from a sandy beach to summer movies to urban kayaking. Comments (2)

5th Av shelter gets the nod

Park Slope: After months of debate and negotiations with neighbors, an affordable housing facility has finally been approved for the corner of Fifth Avenue and 16th Street. Comment

A new mansion on the ‘Hill’?

Fort Greene: A modernist riff on the courtyard-centric style of Mediterranean architecture is rising in Clinton Hill. Comment

This regular ‘Joe’ wants a Wal-Mart in Brooklyn

Letters: Our mailbag runneth over with missives about the new Trader Joe’s, traffic, our Cyclones coverage, a stolen tricycle, a cellphone tower on 81st Street, and, of course, Atlantic Yards. Comment

DeBlasio hates an architect!

Downtown: Councilman Bill DeBlasio vowed to stop one of the borough’s most prolific architects this week, charging designer Robert Scarano with endangering the safety and aesthetic character of Brooklyn’s neighborhoods. Comment

FG-CH downzone movin’ on up

Rezoning: The city is only one step away from making it more difficult to build towering, out-of-scale buildings in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill, like the 18-story building threatening to rise on a residential block of Washington Avenue. Comment

New AIDS clinic is set for Downtown

Downtown plan: An health center for women will move into a Downtown that has increasingly become known less for its social service agencies than for its rising population of luxury residential towers. Comments (1)

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