Bridge ‘Park’: The city has moved forward with plans to build condos and a hotel at Pier 1 of Brooklyn Bridge Park — locking in a long-sought revenue source for the waterfront park’s $16-million annual maintenance budget. Comments (5).
Weekend Watch: The MTA will be working on the subway all weekend, but at the usual spots. Read on for all the transit news that affects your weekend plans. (Saturday, Aug. 6 at 12:01 am to Monday, Aug. 8 at 5 am unless otherwise noted). Comment.
Bridge ‘Park’: Brooklyn Bridge Park will have fewer luxury condos inside its waterfront footprint under a deal that would set aside future tax revenues to pay for the park’s $16-million annual upkeep — but how much less housing depends on the timely sale of tax-exempt buildings owned by the Jehovah’s Witnesses and not controlled by the city. Comments (8).
Coney Island: A new state report shows that Coney Island and Brighton Beach added more private sector jobs last year than any neighborhood in Brooklyn — but most of the jobs were not in the amusement area. Comments (7).
Bridge ‘Park’: Two key lawmakers who had long fought luxury high-rise development inside Brooklyn Bridge Park have signed off on a deal that would scale back the housing — and possibly eliminate most of it entirely — but still meet a mandate that the greenspace’s $16-million annual maintenance cost not come from city taxpayers. Comments (10).
Foodie-in-Chief: Brooklyn Heights says sayonara to sidewalk seating, a top Clinton Hill tacqueria goes up in flames, and Sheepshead Bay bellies up to the bar. The temperature’s hot this week, and so’s the gossip! Comments (1).
Fort Greene: But Treasury agent Joel Murphy did admit on Friday that he was rushing to get to a bathroom when he ran over beloved Fort Greene mother of three, Aileen McKay-Dalton last year. Comments (5).
Cyclones: The Cyclones made baseball history on Wednesday night, welcoming the franchise’s 3,000,000th fan in less than 11 years — the fastest that a short-season team has ever reached that milestone. Comments (1).
Atlantic Yards: Local workers who once championed the Atlantic Yards project have turned their back on developer Forest City Ratner — vowing to protest every two weeks until they get what they were promised: thousands of jobs. Comments (23).