Atlantic Yards: More than 50 opponents of Atlantic Yards rallied on Monday morning in front of three buildings that Bruce Ratner plans to demolish this week, arguing that the developer should wait until pending litigation on the project is resolved before tearing them down. Comment.
Bridge ‘Park’: A futuristic, pod-like pedestrian bridge has emerged as a likely solution to an urban design problem that has vexed planners for years: how do you connect the famed Brooklyn Heights Promenade to the waterfront below — and avoid angering the posh neighborhood’s various interest groups at the same time? Comment.
Park Slope: Whose Ninth Street is it anyway? That’s what Park Slope residents are asking after the neighborhood clashed this week over a suddenly controversial city plan to add bike lanes and left-turn bays to Ninth Street. Comment.
Downtown plan: Talk about the Manhattanization of Brooklyn: A new mega-development slated for the booming border of Fort Greene and Downtown is being built by the same real-estate giant that built a luxury Xanadu with a Whole Foods in the lobby on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Comments (1).
Bay Ridge: Is the physical structure of a church sacred ground that should be preserved at all costs? Or is it merely mortar and stone that has nothing to do with its congregation’s larger mission? Comment.
Carroll Gardens: The merry pranksters behind David Letterman’s late-night hijinks have drafted their own “top 10 list” for what they want from the city — and there’s only one entry: stop the proposed residential rezoning of the area around the Gowanus Canal. Comment.
Atlantic Yards: Bring on the wrecking ball — a federal judge has ruled that Bruce Ratner can start knocking down buildings in the Atlantic Yards footprint, even as several court cases aimed at stopping the mega-development percolate through the court system. Comment.