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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Ratner hosts rally to support…himself!

Atlantic Yards: Construction work in booming Downtown will come to a complete halt so that union members can attend a rally in support of the Atlantic Yards project on Thursday at Borough Hall. Comment

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Red Hook Ikea prepares for auto onslaught

Red Hook: An extra parking lot isn’t the only thing that Ikea’s added as it prepares to open on Wednesday, June 18. The Scandinavian home-furnishings giant has also built a tranquil waterfront esplanade adjacent to its Beard Street store. The esplanade is now open to the public. Comments (20)

Jewish bath rises on 15th St

Park Slope: The construction of a Jewish ritual bathhouse will “define Park Slope as a true Jewish community and bring more Jewish families to the area,” the organizations behind the project said this week. Comment

Bridge Park costs soar

Downtown: The cost of building Brooklyn Bridge Park has more than doubled — from an original 2002 estimate of $150 million up to $350 million today — fueling concern the public had been snookered by officials in their quest to create the waterfront park and condo development. Comment

Smoking hot donation!

Park Slope: A famed philanthropist donated $10 million last week to restore a 26-acre stretch of Prospect Park to its original glory, but even with the generous contribution, funding for the expansive project is only halfway secured. Comment

Pol sour on Domino Sugar plant proposal

Williamsburg: A local lawmaker has opened a new front against the proposed Domino Sugar mega-project, demanding that the developers behind the glassy waterfront high-rises open its books so that he can independently assess the project’s finances. Comments (1)

Bad start at Elk’s Club

Park Slope: Workers began tearing down a former Windsor Terrace Elk’s Club to make room for three new townhouses in the increasingly popular parkside neighborhood — but they got off to a rocky start. Comment

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