Ratner kills Mr. Brooklyn

Downtown plan: Developer Bruce Ratner has pulled out of a deal with City Tech that could have net him hundreds of millions and allowed him to build the city’s tallest residential tower, the so-called Mr. Brooklyn, The Brooklyn Paper has learned. Comment

Fed cash crunch threatens ‘affordable’ A’Yards homes

Atlantic Yards: Thousands of affordable housing units — including some of the 2,250 rentals promised by Atlantic Yards developer Bruce Ratner — will not be built due to a huge shortfall in federal subsidies available for low-cost housing development, The Brooklyn Paper has learned. Comments (3)

Bonds bombshell killing projects

The Explainer: A shortage of federal money designed to spur the development of affordable housing may endanger up to 3,000 lower-rent apartments in Downtown Brooklyn. But what exactly is going on? Let The Explainer explain. Comments (1)

Ratner’s shell game

Editorial: It is becoming clearer and clearer that Atlantic Yards developer Bruce Ratner will not be able to build much of the below-market-rate housing at his mega-development. Comments (2)

Is Walentas a ‘cabana’ boy?

Carroll Gardens: Are they city-approved bulkheads or illegal cabanas? That’s what residents of Cobble Hill were wondering this week after David Walentas’s controversial — and city mandated 50-foot-tall project on Atlantic Avenue — suddenly sprouted three bright yellow boxes above the roofline. Comments (1)

Everyone in the pool — for real

Williamsburg: This time, the restoration of the McCarren Park Pool is really going to happen. No, really. Comments (1)

Public Place plans

Carroll Gardens: The city unveiled on Monday night two remarkably similar visions for redevelopment of a Gowanus Canal zone brownfield, but Carroll Gardens residents’ reactions to them differed dramatically depending, it seemed, on how long someone had lived in the neighborhood. Comment

City ships out of Red Hook piers

Red Hook: The city has quietly abandoned its quest to build a maritime-themed tourist attraction on the site of Brooklyn’s last cargo port, paving the way for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to start negotiations with the very pier operators that they’ve been trying to evict for years. Comment

City: ‘Y’ not at Armory?

Park Slope: It’s official — the Prospect Park YMCA will operate the lavishly restored Armory in Park Slope, revealed city officials on Tuesday. Comment

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